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FBI re-releases 9/11 photos of Pentagon

The FBI has re-released a series of photos that document the horrific terror attack at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, which left 184 people dead.
The 27 photos document the aftermath of the attacks, including images of the building's exterior, the overhead and images of first responders, who rushed to the scene. American Airlines Flight 77, traveling from Dulles, Virginia, to Los Angeles, was hijacked by al Qaeda terrorists, who struck the building at 9:37 a.m. ET on September 11, killing both passengers and Pentagon workers. Here's a look at some of the pictures released by the FBI that document the devastation:  First responders at work

 Debris from American Airlines Flight 77

 A look inside

 The exterior of the building

 A view from the top

In 2015, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum released never-before-seen images of the 43rd president on the day of the attacks.

Photo Credits: CNN

Photos: Westminster terror survivor who lost her husband pictured in hospital for the first time

Survivor of Westminster Bridge terror attack, Melissa Cochran is pictured all smiles in a London hospital today.

The 46-year-old suffered terrible injuries when British-born terrorist Khalid Masood drove a car through crowds on Westminster Bridge last week. Three people were killed including her husband, Kurt, 54.

Her family has thanked well-wishers for the outpouring of love and generosity she has received. Images of Mrs Cochran, were posted on a GoFundMe page today set up to raise money for her and her children. In one, she stands on crutches, with her leg sheathed in a brace and a gash visible on her forehead.

 In another she can be seen smiling surrounded by her parents Dimmon and Sandra Payne and brother Clint Payne as she lies in bed speaking to relatives by phone.
"Her health is steadily improving and she has been strengthened by the presence of her family. She is so grateful for the outpouring of love and generosity," said Clint. The couple, who were visitin…

Rihanna to be Honoured at the 69th Annual Parsons Benefits Award for Empowering Young Women

Rihanna will be adding one more feather to her hat, the Work singer who was recently honoured at Harvard as this year’s Humanitarian of the Year, will be heading back to school once again to be honoured with the Award for Empowering Young Women at the 69th annual Parsons Benefit Award.
The honour awarded to the singer, recognises exceptional individuals who empower young women on a global scale through self-expression and leadership. The Parsons Benefit, hosted by Parsons School of Design in collaboration with The New School’s College of Performing Arts, will be held at Pier 60 in New York on May 22, according to Billboard.
Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design said in a statement; Parsons is proud to present Rihanna with this honor, as she has inspired millions through her powerful music and distinct style, she has championed our recent alumni on a number of occasions by wearing their designs. She is also creating important philanthropic programs, which s…

Watch: SA billionaire, Fred Robertson on My Worst Day with Peace Hyde

“There were corporate vultures out there who wanted to take the company out,” says South African Billionaire FredRobertson on Forbes Africa TV ‘My Worst Day with Peace Hyde.
From multiple failures in business to becoming one of the hottest trading stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South African investment mogul FredRobertson has seen it all, however one incident will forever stand out as his most difficult day in business.
Catch the full episode of the sensational hit Forbes Africa TV show as Peace Hyde expertly takesFredRobertson down memory lane to uncover the secrets behind some of the most successful business magnates on the continent.
 Watch the Video below......

Cover Story: Dr Nduom reveals the day he lost over $2million in Forbes Africa April edition

Ghanaian serial entrepreneur and politician, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is the cover profile for the April edition of the Forbes Africa Magazine.
The leading business publication celebrates Dr. Nduom’s remarkable achievements in business in Ghana.

Dr. Nduom, in almost forty years in business, successfully built Groupe Nduom with over 60 businesses under its portfolio.
In the exclusive interview with Forbes Africa correspondent Peace Hyde, Nduom describes his first encounter with the only other Ghanaian to have graced the cover of the prestigious magazine, Sam Jonah, and how he pitched for a business opportunity with the magnate which later catapulted him to set up Deloitte Consulting West Africa.

Watch the video below!

Wiyaala to speak at Impact Music Conference

If you’re a young musician, you probably know how difficult it is to break into the music industry. This is why the Impact Music Conference, which is being held in Accra, Ghana, on April 26 and 27, is so important. Even better, it’s free.

According to yfmghana, the conference brings together creators, record labels, content platforms (that’s us!) and creative entrepreneurs to discuss how to make the best use of digital tools when working in the music industry.

This year, the focus will be on women who are making waves in music, although there should be lots of useful advice for all men out there too.

If you’re able to attend, get ready to see the Ghanaian Afro-pop lioness Wiyaala who manages to combine catchy tunes, socially-conscious themes, and a hefty social-media following.There’ll also be DJ Rachael, who’s part of the Santuri Safari crew and co-founder of Femme Electronic, a movement which supports female DJs and producers.

Okyeame Kwame, the self-proclaimed best rappe…

Registration For 2017 Starr FM Church Olympics Underway

Church Elders, Youth leaders and Pastors who want their Churches to participate in the one day Fun filled Starr FM Church Olympics event are expected to do so before the April 10, 2017 deadline.

The Starr FM Church Olympics is a non-denominational Inter Church competition proudly organized by Ring-road based Starr 103.5FM.

The event brings together Churches from different backgrounds to compete for honours and also to keep fit under one umbrella.

The 2017 edition comes off at the Burma Camp Sports Complex in Accra in April.

The overall winner takes home an enviable 10,000 Ghana Cedis worth of airtime. Interested Churches can contact 050-1507871 for registration and enquiries.

The first edition was won by Universal Revival Church.

Could Beyonce be the Lion King's queen?

She once pretended to be Sasha Fierce - so could pop goddess Beyonce get fierce again as a live-action lioness?
It all depends on whether she'll snap up the voice role of Nala in Disney's upcoming remake of The Lion King.
According to Variety, Queen Bey is The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau's first choice for the role in his new version of the 1994 classic.
Donald Glover has already been cast as lead lion Simba, while James Earl Jones will once again voice his dad Mufasa.
Nala, you may recall, is the lioness who befriends Simba as a young cub and who later becomes a key ally in his battle against evil uncle Scar.
The film's being conceived along the same lines as The Jungle Book, with big names voicing photorealistic computer-generated animals.
The new version will feature songs from the film original - though if Beyonce is cast, we expect more numbers to be added to take advantage of her pipes.
The news has got us brainstorming songs the singer could perform if she a…

Future brings $1m in cash to DJ Khaled's studio for Inspiration (Photos)

Atlanta rapper, Future who's among the all-star guest list on DJ Khaled's forthcoming album 'Grateful', showed up at his studio on Thursday for a recording session with $1M in cash. According to reports, the stacks was his inspiration for the recording they worked on. 
More photos below...

Bribery scandal: Ayariga to offer written apology to Speaker

Under-fire Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga has agreed to present a written apology to the Speaker of Parliament as compensation for the conditional one he offered in the chamber Thursday, has gathered.
The NDC MP, according to sources, offered to write his apology in order to avoid making comments that could further create controversies, if he were to offer a verbal one.
The former Sports minister was indicted by a 5-member ad hoc committee after he alleged the chairman of the Appointments Committee Joe Osei Owusu was  used as a conduit by the Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko to bribe members to clear him during his vetting.
Ayariga was found culpable for not adducing enough evidence to back his claims and has been asked to “render an unqualified apology” to the Appointments Committee’s chairman and the House, because according to the fact finding committee, he has “gravely  injured” the reputation of the committee chairman.
After several prote…

Annie~Joy writes: Don't Hate The Child. #BeInspired!

"It was all love in the air when we met in senior secondary school. In the cause of it, we made love to each other and I got pregnant and when I informed him, he broke off from me. I didn't hear from him afterwards. Well I kept the pregnancy and delivered. Sometimes I feel like that is greatest mistake of my life. 
I shouldn't have met this guy even to think of making love with him. I see the baby each day and I see the photocopy of the father in him or her therefore all my reactions towards her are full of bitterness and hatred. I can't love her because she is the mistake of my life.” These are the words of the teenage mother. It's true in life that there are certain scars in as much as you treat it to make the scar heal, you continue to feel the pain. It becomes permanent which nothing can be done about it and that of the baby you gave birth to. 
Although it was something you didn't plan of yet it still occurred and you have to accept that fact. …

Meet Ademilola Odujinrin, the first African to fly solo around the World

Ademilola Odujinrin, a Nigerian pilot has been reported to be the first African pilot in history to fly solo around the world. He completed the final leg of his historic journey on Wednesday afternoon, landing safely at Washington Dulles International Airport.
According to VON, the pilot completed the entire journey in a Cirrus SR22, stopping in more than 15 countries on five continents, then returning to Washington DC, where his journey began back in September.
The flight was part of Project Transcend, a foundation which aims to inspire young people to achieve their goals, regardless of their personal circumstances.
“Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of one day flying around the world. We have a responsibility to lead by example and follow our dreams. I want African children to think: ‘I can do this too!’” Odujinrin said.
“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Air Djibouti’s Chairman, Aboubaker Omar Hadi and Cardiff Aviation’s Chairman, Bruce Dickinson, who have suppo…

LifeStyle: HR Today: Motivating people starts with right attitude

Most leaders know what strong motivation looks like. When I ask leadership development clients to describe the type of motivation they’d like to see in their teams, they mention qualities such as persistence, being a self-starter, having a sense of accountability for and commitment to achieving results, and being willing to go the extra mile on projects or to help other team members. But many leaders have little idea of how to boost or sustain that level of motivation.
Many leaders don’t understand that they are an integral part of the motivational ecosystem in their companies. The motivational qualities listed above appear most frequently when employees feel valued, trusted, challenged, and supported in their work — all things that leaders can influence. For better or worse, leaders’ attitudes and behaviors have a huge effect on employees’ drive and capacity to perform. This is a very important aspect that we either deliberately or unconsciously overlook – it will interes…

Trump’s Approval Rating Drops as he Loses Support of American Men

According to the latest Gallup Poll, Donald Trumprecorded the lowest approval rating of any president in their first year with 35 percent.
In a breakdown of Trump’s approval rating from March 20 through Sunday March 26, Gallup said Trump’s approval rating among men has fallen 7 percent — from 51 percent in early March to 44 percent on Sunday.
This represents the largest decrease in major subgroups.
Trump’s approval rating among women saw a smaller decrease from 36 percent to 34 percent.
Based on a three-day rolling average as at Wednesday, the poll shows 35 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 59 percent disapprove.
The only former U.S. president to fall below a 40 percent approval rating in their first year was Bill Clinton.
“Already a trendsetter by earning the lowest initial job approval rating of any president and falling below 40 percent approval in record time, Trump’s recent 35 percent and 36 percent approval ratings are the lowest of an…

Ex-Power Ranger Ricardo Medina is sentenced to six years for killing his roommate

A former Power Rangers actor has been sentenced to six years in prison for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword two years ago.
Ricardo Medina, who said he acted in self-defence, pleaded guilty earlier this month to voluntary manslaughter. 
He was initially charged with murder over the death of Joshua Sutter. 
According to BBC, Medina's lawyer said his client agreed to plead to the lesser charge rather than risk a murder conviction and a possible life sentence. 
A judge sentenced the actor after hearing testimony from Joshua Sutter's family, who were in the courtroom in Lancaster, California.
"Put this killer in general [prison] population so he will see and feel the same fear that Joshua must have felt," said the 36-year-old victim's father, Donald Sutter. 
He also told the judge that no-one would look at Ricardo Medina as a celebrity again.
The Power Rangers actor stabbed Joshua Sutter to death on 31 January 2015 after an argument in the home the two s…

This April, DStv Family And Access Customers To Enjoy More Channels

Exciting changes are coming to DStv Access this April! DStv customers will be delighted when their content offering gets bigger and better!

Following the recent launch of four brand new channels, the DStv Access package will now get two more edgy and riveting entertainment channels to enjoy. From 31 March, Sony Max will be available on DStv Channel 128 and Africa Magic Family on DStv Channel 154.

Customers can look forward to wacky and fun programmes on Sony Max, like Scare Tactics, Most Daring, Fear Factor, Caught on Camera and many more.  Meanwhile, Africa Magic Family will give you large doses of drama, comedy and celebrity tid-bits with Hotel Majestic, Tinsel, The Johnsons, 53 Extra as well as interesting cultural insights in Goge Africa.

This move is testament to MultiChoice’s continued promise to add more value for its customers and enhancing their viewing experience by ensuring that they have access to the best entertainment DStv has to offer said Cecil Sunkwa Mill, Ge…

Brexit: EU's Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines

European Council President Donald Tusk is due to issue draft guidelines on how the EU intends to negotiate the UK's departure from the bloc.
The proposals will be sent to the governments of 27 EU members.
They will help set the tone for two years of tough negotiations and efforts to finalise a deal. 
EU leaders say the UK must first agree its exit terms before talks can move on to future ties. London is calling for simultaneous talks.
British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the Brexit process on Wednesday, by sending the Article 50 notification to Mr Tusk.
Mr Tusk - who is currently in Malta at a meeting of EU centre-right leaders - is expected to send the draft guidelines to the 27 EU members on Friday morning.
The European Council had intended to publish the guidelines on its website straight away, but the BBC understands that two EU member states objected.
Analysis: BBC's Chris Morris in Malta
The draft negotiating guidelines will set the tone for two years …

Check out the bling life of the rich kids of Tunisia

Tunisia is officially a conservative, Islamic country but as these pictures show, youngsters over there are clearly living the champagne life. Exotic holiday destinations, fast cars, wads of cash, you name it. Try not to go green with envy. 
More photos after the cut...