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Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

Maria Sharapova won on her return to action after a 15-month doping ban as she beat Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Open.
The Russian, who was suspended last March after testing positive for meldonium, beat the Italian 7-5 6-3.
There was no noticeable bad reception for the 30-year-old, who responded well to losing her first service game to take a tight opening set in Stuttgart.
She broke twice in the second to progress to face Ekaterina Makarova.
Sharapova, who hit 11 aces and 39 winners, said: "I've been waiting for this for a long time. 
"It's the best feeling in the world, those first few seconds before you enter the arena. To know you were walking back out there was special. 
"I spent a long time without hitting any balls. I didn't know when I would be back. I went to school for a little bit, I grew my business and had a normal life. I put the racquet away for a little bit.
"I felt I had to grow as a person and I think I've…

An artist creates a mural of Michelle Obama and nobody's happy

A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project.
But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate -- and not for the usual political reasons.

Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin, who had posted a nearly identical portrait of Michelle Obama on Instagram last year.
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Pope Francis is paying the rent on a private beach for the disable

Pope Francis is paying a year's rent for a private beach near Rome so a charity can help people with disabilities enjoy the sea and sun, according to the group that manages the program.
The group Work of Love has rented a portion of the Little Madonna beach since 2012 and outfitted it with boardwalks, ramps and water vehicles to provide access to people in wheelchairs and those with other issues that make a day at the beach difficult.

Monseigneur Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, told CNN that Francis gave the charity an undisclosed sum to "support the project that helps disabled youth and in particular to cover the cost of the annual rent for the beach known as the Little Madonna."

Work of Love said in a statement on its website it received the news of the donation with "enthusiasm and astonishment."

The Rev. Massimo Consolaro, the priest in charge of the group, told CNN that hundreds of people with disabilities use the beach every year, and the numbe…

Akufo-Addo will ‘fight’ Bawumia – Blakk Rasta predicts

Controversial Reggae musician, Blakk Rasta,  has prophesied a future rift between President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Vice President, Dr.Mahamudu Bawumia.
In an interview with Anita Erskine and Giovani on Starr Drive, Blakk Rasta said he sees new things every day and it’s getting deeper and deeper.
“I know that there is going to be a problem between the president and the vice President. There is going to be a very big division between the president and the vice president and it’s going to happen .
“The vice president is going to be  accused of doing other things aside his thing.. I saw it while I was in the United States and I saw it again when I came to Ghana. There will be serious issues between Nana Akufo-Addo and Bawumia. I just pray and hope that they sit down and think about what effect it is going to have on the country.
Blakk Rasta claimed that last year, he  prophesied that: “There is going to be two plane crashes; one is going to happen in Accra that no one will die but …

Starr FM ’s DJ Vyrusky Nominated For Ghana Entertainment Awards, USA

Starr 103.5 FM’s master turn table DJ,DJ Vyrusky have been nominated for this year’s Ghana Entertainment Awards, USA.

The Versatile DJ Vyrusky was nominated under the best DJ category alongside others like  Dj Micsmith, Dj Mensah and Dj Vision.

The award scheme celebrates and recognizes true inspirational creativity, success and contributions to the Entertainment industry in Ghana annually.

Kofi Amoako, as he is known outside showbiz, completed a Master’s programme from the University of Ghana Business School in Insurance. He has on his list of satisfied corporate clients, Tigo, Vodafone, UT Bank, and MTN among many others. As the Discovery of the Year at 2013 DJ Awards, he earned the title, Master of the Turntables as he is able to cross genres in a heartbeat. He is currently the official DJ for the biggest Drive Time show in the country Starr Drive and African Dancehall King Shatta Wale and Mzvee.

Dj Micsmith

Dj Mensah

Dj Vision

Dj Vyrusky

Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies at 73

Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, has died in New York at the age of 73.
His publicist confirmed he died from complications from oesophageal cancer.
Born in 1944, Demme's other features included Philadelphia, Something Wild and the Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense.
Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for his performance in Philadelphia, told the Press Association Demme was "the grandest of men".
He said: "Jonathan taught us how big a heart a person can have, and how it will guide how we live and what we do for a living Demme's own Oscar was for best director for The Silence of the Lambs in 1992. The second film to feature serial killer Hannibal Lecter, it is one of only three films to win the so-called "big five" Oscars.

As well as best director, the 1991 film was named best picture, won a screenplay prize and saw both of its lead actors honoured.

Demme also steered Mary Steenburgen to a best supporting actress Oscar fo…

Turkey detains more than 1,000 for 'links to Gulen'

Turkish authorities have detained more than a thousand people suspected of having links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
The overnight crackdown was one of the largest operations in months against the network, which Turkey blames for orchestrating a failed coup in July.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 1,009 people had been detained so far.
The operation was launched in all of Turkey's 81 provinces and targeted the network's structure in the police force. 
Soylu described the arrests as an "important step" towards the government's aim at "bringing down" the Gulen movement.
The operations were carried out as part of a probe led by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, state-run Anadolou Agency reported, adding that a nationwide hunt for more suspects continued.
Authorities have arrested more than 47,000 people since the failed coup, Turkey's interior minister said, including some 10,700 police officers and 7,400 military personnel, a…

Nana Akua Addo Honoured At African Women Intercultural Dialogue

Ghanaian actress & slay  queen, Nana Akua Addo who is also tagged as one of Ghana’s slay queens has received an award at the African Women Intercultural Dialogue held in Accra on April 25, 2017.

The award was given to her in recognition of her contribution to socio-economic development of the African girl child and woman.

2017 Edition Of Golden Movie Awards Africa To Take Place On July 8

A Director of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA), Ms. Mimi Andani has announced that the 2017 edition of the awards will be held on 8th July 2017 at a venue soon to be announced in Accra.

“We are very delighted about the third anniversary of the awards and we are looking forward to it,” she said. “We have taken the feedback from the previous event in good faith and although we had a great show last year, we intend to even make it greater come July 8th.”

Ms. Andani made the announcement when she addressed journalists and bloggers during the media launch for the event held at the newly established International Students and Guest Centre at Teiman near Abokobi on Tuesday.

She called on filmmakers in Africa who have works produced between 1st January, 2016 and 31st January, 2017 to submit them for consideration in the 2017 edition of the awards.

“The process of the GMAA begins with the opening of entries for filmmakers to submit their works and this year has been no excepti…

President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is defaced for the second time in six months

President Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been vandalized for the second time in six months. This time, with a black marker and the words F*** Trump written above the President's name on the star. The damage was done over the weekend but is nothing compared to that done last year October when a millionaire heir, James Otis, 52, disguised as a construction worker, used a sledgehammer to completely destroy the star. 
He claimed that he wanted to sell the tribute and give the money to the 11 women who had accused President Trump of groping them. He escaped jail time but was made to pay a fine that amounted $4,400. The destroyed star was repaired almost immediately and has now been defaced again, but this time, the damage is minor and can be easily wiped off.

Annie~Joy writes: Until You Wait On. #BeInspired!

Until we wait on the timetable about our relationships, emotions will be played with and attitude will be messed up. Everyone wants to be in it and have a taste of it. We term it as DATING. Do you know why? Because those in it makes it look more fun and loving but only those in the frying pan know the hotness level of the fire.  Listen, everyone on this planet has got someone he or she connects to. Have you ever asked yourself why you can meet someone for the first time and you are able to relate with the person as if you knew him/her for ages but there are some people you absolutely cannot spend even 30 minutes in their presence simply because there is not that connection. Therefore, even our global world links up due to connections.  This connection and pairing started from the ancient days when God the supreme started creation. When he created all things including man alone, he noticed something was missing even if man can survive in the presence of the animals, trees …

3FM Business Pitch in Partnership with 3FM, TKC AFRICA, TV3 and YALI West Africa

The Knowledge Channel (TKC) Africa has signed a partnership with 3FM and YALI West Africa to implement a unique business pitching segment that enables entrepreneurs and social enterprises to pitch their business in 1 minute with the hope of obtaining $10,000 in cash and kind (such as 12 months of business coaching, media engagement, website development and hosting and the opportunity to attending the sort after Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI).

It is a competition, which offers entrepreneurs 3 unique opportunities:
To showcase their businesses to Ghana, Africa and the world via our tv and radio and social partners 
Win cash investments and essential skills training for budding entrepreneurs 
Gain access to strategic partners and markets for their products and services
It is called 1-minute pitch because all competitors get 1 minute to explain their respective businesses.
On our website and on the call, appli…

Aliko Dangote & Bill Gates: Why We are Hopeful About Improving Health in Africa

This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever.
They will take boats across fast-flowing rivers, ride jeeps along sandy ravines, walk crowded street in towns and cities and navigate cramped quarters of refugee camps to ensure that every child is immunized. Traveling for hours a day, these dedicated women and men will visit children in homes, schools, train stations, and transit points across Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic.
This also marks World Immunization Week, a coordinated effort to make sure that people everywhere understand the importance of getting immunized to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases.
And by coincidence, it was almost seven years ago that the two of us first met in a hotel conference room in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. We were there as part of a diverse group—public of…