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Taylor Swift Just Broke Her Social Media Silence

After two months of radio silence on Instagram, Taylor Swift is back. But don't get too excited. The singer didn't share a personal picture or a revealing video teasing something she's been working on. No, Swift made her return to Instagram to support her friends (again). 
She Instagrammed a quick screen grab in support of her friends from HAIM, whose new single, "Want You Back," is apparently one she'll be playing on repeat until the end of time. High praise, Tay.

On. Repeat. Til. The. End. Of. Time‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️❗️ @haimtheband A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on May 3, 2017 at 8:25pm PDT
Swift's previous Instagram post was similar, promoting her good friend Lorde's single, "Green Light." 
g2g brb just gonna make up an interpretive dance to this magnificent bop for the ages ELLA I LOVE YOU A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Mar 2, 2017 at 8:34pm PST
The singer has been on something of a media blackout for a while now …

Republicans pass bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

President Donald Trump has finally won. The House today voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ObamaCare. Read the report from CNN below... The bill now heads to the Senate where it faces daunting challenges because of the same ideological splits between conservative and moderate Republicans that nearly killed it in the House. Trump said he is confident the bill will pass the Senate, calling Obamacare "essentially dead." "This is a great plan. I actually think it will get even better. This is a repeal and replace of Obamacare. Make no mistake about it," Trump said at a celebratory White House appearance with House Republicans. After a dramatic week of negotiations, lobbying from Trump and Republican leaders, the vote ended with 217 GOP lawmakers backing the measure. Twenty Republicans opposed it, as did all House Democrats.Democrats were unable to stop the GOP vote aimed at President Barack Obama's signature legislative …

Stephen Hawking: Humans have 100 years to find a new planet

It’s no secret that physicist Stephen Hawking thinks humans are running out of time on planet Earth. 
In a new BBC documentary, Hawking will test his theory that humankind must colonize another planet or perish in the next 100 years. The documentary Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth, will air this summer as part of BBC’s Tomorrow’s World season and will showcase that Hawking's aspiration "isn’t as fantastical as it sounds," according to BBC.
For years, Hawking has warned that humankind faces a slew of threats ranging from climate change to destruction from nuclear war and genetically engineered viruses. While things look bleak, there is some hope, according to Hawking. Humans must set their sights on another planet or perish on Earth.
“We must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” Hawking said during a 2016 speech at Britain’s Oxford University Union. 
In the past, Hawking has suggested that humankind might not survive "another 1000 yea…

Trump to visit Israel, Vatican and Saudi Arabia in first foreign trip

Donald Trump has said he will visit Israel, the Vatican and Saudi Arabia in his first foreign trip as US president.
Mr Trump will travel overseas in late May before heading to Brussels for a Nato meeting and a G7 summit in Sicily.
The news comes a day after Mr Trump hosted Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, where he promised to facilitate a peace deal with Israel. 
The trip is meant to signify Mr Trump's tour of capitals of three major monotheistic religions.
"Tolerance is the cornerstone of peace," Mr Trump said on Thursday in a National Day of Prayer address to religious leaders in the White House Rose Garden.
"That is why I am proud to make a major and historic announcement this morning and share with you that my first foreign trip as president will be to Saudi Arabia, then Israel, then the Vatican in Rome."
The announcement came the same day as Mr Trump signed an executive order to ease a ban on political endorsements by churches and r…

Kwesé TV adds Boomerang and Cartoon Network to children’s channels

Econet Media has continued its impressive channel acquisition run with the addition of two premium kids’ channels from Turner International. Kwesé TV which has already amassed a compelling collection of quality children’s channels, will add leading kids channel Cartoon Network and Boomerang to its programming line-up.  This acquisition bolsters Kwesé TV’s strong kids offering to include beloved favourites such as Regular show, Teen Titans Go, Tom &Jerry, Scooby-Doo or Mr Bean and so much more to Kwesé audiences across Africa.
Cartoon Network is a funny and irreverent entertainment channel that offers 6 to 12 year old kids a getaway for non-stop fun, laughter and adventure through popular shows such as Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls or TheAmazing World Of Gumball.  Boomerang is a Cartoon Superstar haven offering 4 to 9 year old kids and their family, a diverse blend of contemporary remakes of popular shows such as Tom&JerryShow, Wabbit, the Looney Tunes as well as brand new …

Worker caught on camera as she tries to injure herself for compensation claim (Video)

An employee's attempt to fraudulently get money out of the company she works for backfired all thanks to a CCTV footage that captured what really happened and foiled her plans.

Sheyla Veronica White was sitting at her desk, working in her office in Fort Lauderdale when a sprinkler head fell from the ceiling and landed on her desk.
Afterward, Sheyla made a claim using her company’s insurance company. She demanded compensation for an injury she claimed she sustained when the sprinkler fell, however, the insurance company became suspicious and referred it to Florida’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services. Detectives requested the security cam footage in the office and the truth was revealed.

The video showed the moment the shower head fell and Sheyla picked it up, looked around and when she was certain no one was watching, she hit herself on the forehead with it, then filed for worker's compensation, hoping to get a payout.

She was convicted for insurance fraud…

Shirley Frimpong Manso, Wiyaala, others to be celebrated at 2017 Ghana Women Honours

Glitz Africa, publishers of Glitz Africa Magazine will host the second edition Ghana Women Of The Year Honours to bring to the fore the contribution of women and celebrate their good works for the society.

The event to be held on May 13, 2017 at the Banquet Hall State House will honour hard working women in the fields of business, media, health, education, corporate personality and arts and given trailblazer awards.

The scheme is governed by a selection of astute achievers who function as a board. After weeks of exhaustive search, the board members have selected Honourees for 2017.

The First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo will grace the occasion as a special guest of honour.

See below for the honourees.

Joyce Ababio — Fashion Force

Eugenia Tachie-Menson — Activist

Prof. Efua Hesse — Excellence in Health

Hon. Francisca Oteng-Mensah — Trailblazer

Dzifa Bampoh — Excellence i…

Adele earned £40m last year, says Sunday Times Rich List

A global arena tour and a few million more album sales earned Adele £40m last year, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
The pop star's fortune rose from £85m to £125m - meaning she's the richest solo female musician in the paper's annual wealth survey.
But she's only joint 19th in the list of the UK and Ireland's richest music acts, which is dominated by older men.
Sir Paul McCartney is in the top spot with £780m with wife Nancy Shevell.
They are followed by West End mogul Lord Lloyd-Webber, U2, Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger and his Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards.
Adele is tied in 19th place on £125m with Queen guitarist Brian May.
The rise in her bank balance was put down to a 122-date global arena tour, which has earned an estimated £138m at box offices, and the continued success of her third album 25, which sold 2.4 million copies around the world in 2016.
The singer will play four sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium this summer - but has hinted th…

Script2ScreenAfrica2017 Reality TV Show Auditions In Ghana

The African Film industry is set for a revolution through filmmaking, as Footprints Film foundation and High Definition Film Academy (HDFA) launches the 6th edition of its Script2ScreenAfrica filmmaking and Acting Reality TV project, with the theme “Film as a catalyst for revolution!”

“In a time when our continent is overwhelmed with multiple social ills; corruption, injustice, inequality, lack of quality education, lack of power supply, poverty, and insecurity, we seek to train filmmakers with a vision to tell stories that will tackle some of the continent’s most pressing issues head-on, educate viewers while entertaining them, and hopefully pique effective action once the screen’s glow diminishes.

Filmmakers who understand that film is an ideal catalyst for change, and linking a powerful story with a highly developed activist campaign could move public opinion and start a revolution,” organisers said in a statement.

Script to Screen Africa will select 60 finalists from audi…

AMA Demolishes Illegal Structures At Nkrumah Interchange

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly is demolishing unauthorized structures and settlements around the Kwame Nkrumah interchange at Circle in Accra.
The numerous hawkers on the pavement are also being asked to vacate the place immediately.
The exercise is reportedly at the behest of the Accra Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah.
The interchange which was outdoored less than a year ago has been invaded by hawkers and illegal settlers, who are threatening to vote against the President if he does not stop the demolition .
According to Starr News’ Naa Dedei Tettey who is at the scene, the traders are burning tyres and agitating as the AMA officials embark on the exercise.

Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe second-most developed country in Africa

Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa after South Africa, President Robert Mugabe has said.
He denied that the country was a fragile state.
"We have over 14 universities and our literacy rate is over 90 [%] - the highest in Africa," he said, adding that the economy was improving.
Zimbabwe has been struggling to pay its civil servants recently and is ranked 24th on the UNDP's Human Development Index for Africa. 

"We have more resources, perhaps more than the average country in the world." Mr Mugabe said, during a panel discussion on fragile states at the World Economic Forum on Africa in South Africa's costal city of Durban. 
"We have a bumper harvest, maize, tobacco, and other crops. We are not a poor country," Mr Mugabe added, while acknowledging that Zimbabwe had problems.
Last year, more than four million people were in need of food aid in Zimbabwe after rains failed. The country was once known as the breadbasket of south…

Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, to retire from Royal duties at 95

Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, who turns 96 next month and is set to celebrate his 70th wedding anniversary with the Queen of England in November, will retire from royal duties after August 2017, Buckingham Palace have announced.

Throughout Wednesday night, fear erupted over the health and fitness of Prince Philip after Queen Elizabeth II called all Buckingham Palace officials for an emergency meeting. The Prince's retirement decision was made together with the queen, who revealed that he has her full support and that she will continue to carry out all official engagements.
Below is the statement:

'His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen.

'Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen.

'Thereafter, The Duke will not be…

Milestone! Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first man to reach 100million followers on Instagram!!

He isn't just the most followed man on the social media site (Justin Bieber is next with 85m followers). With his 100 million followers, he is now the most followed Sports man on Instagram, with his closest rival, Neymar on 74million.

Graphic: 24-year-old man allegedly beheads his own brother

Debiso Police arrested 24-year-old Abdul Aziz this morning, at Yaro Camp in Bia West district of Western region, Ghana , for the alleged murder of his brother, Abdul Rawuf.

More details later. See the very graphic photos after the cut.

Source: Nana

Chris Rock opens up about his infidelity and divorce

Chris Rock gave a very revealing interview to Rolling Stone this month in which he admits to infidelity on multiple occasions during the course of his 19-year marriage.
The comedian and Malaak Compton-Rock separated in 2014 and divorced in 2016. He told the mag that he cheated on his wife with three different women, and he even thought he was allowed to have out-of-wedlock romances because he was famous and making obscene amounts of money.

"That actually goes the other way. My faults are magnified," he said. "Your significant other, if they really love you, has a high opinion of you. And you let them down."

Chris is currently on his "Total Blackout Tour", which he jokingly calls the "alimony tour." There was a time during his comedy shows where he was bashing his ex and blamed the split on her. Now, though, he's realized that doing that, too, isn't exactly kosher.
"It's not fair," he told the magazine of his contentio…

Akufo-Addo advocates for 24-hours opening of Ghana-Togo borders

President Nana Akufo-Addo is advocating for the 24-hour opening of the Ghana and Togo borders in a bid which he said will boost trade and tourism between the countries.
He said the opening of the borders will give true meaning to the ECOWAS Protocols on Free Movement of Goods and Persons and will spur on progress and prosperity for both nationals. 
The President said it will ensure that the peoples of the two nations reap the economic benefits thereof.
He made this known on Wednesday when he delivered a brief speech at a State dinner held in his honour by the Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé.
With President Akufo-Addo determined to aide in the strengthening of the ECOWAS community, he noted that it is extremely important for the welfare of the 350 million people living in West Africa, that its leaders show strong political will to make ECOWAS an economic and political success, and to make the integration real.
“I am fully committed, and I know President Faure Gnassingbé is too…

Expect power in three hours - GRIDCO confirms 70% plunged in darkness

GRIDCO says at least 70% of country has been plunged into darkness confirming fears of a massive power outage Wednesday night.
CEO of GRIDco Ing. William Amuna told Joy News it is yet to ascertain the cause of the outage after spending the entire night in the company's control room.
He said the priority is to restore power to homes and businesses before any investigation into the cause can start. "We will come out with reasons later", he said.
In his preliminary assessment, the CEO suspects an act of God or a fault in power systems
"There is a fault somewhere in the power system, most likely from one of the transmission lines, it could also be as a result of a lightening strike on the transmission line and we will have to determine that this morning" The CEO promised, power should be available in three hours.
After more than three years of power crisis, power has been stable in 2017 but  the black-out would revive fears that Ghana's power problems may be f…

Mel B Granted 5-Year Restraining Order Against Nanny She Claims Had an Affair with Her Estranged Husband: Reports

Melanie "Mel B" Brown's restraining order against the nanny she previously claimed had an affair with her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, will remain in place, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Wednesday, several outlets reported.
Brown, 41, initially requested the temporary restraining order against Lorraine Gilles on April 11. The order will reportedly remain in effect for five years.
At the time, a judge ordered Gilles to remain 100 yards away from Brown, and ordered her not to remove any property from a storage locker she claims is under Gilles' name. Brown claimed the locker contained sex tapes that featured the former Spice Girl, as well as photos of Gilles and Belafonte, Spice Girls memorabilia and photos of her recently deceased father. 
According to TMZ, Brown visited the storage locker the same day, but came up empty.
Last week, Brown returned to work on America's Got Talent, following news that Belafonte was granted supervised visitation with…

Video: Edem opens outlet for Timberland in Tema

Edem has opened an outlet for Timberland boots in Tema, as his newest entrepreneurial efforts. The well attended launch took place on Monday, May 1.
Now a sole representative/ambassador for global boot brand Timberland in West Africa, The rapper opened “The Timberland Shop”, an outlet for Ghanaian customers to get a variety of original boots by the brand.
Speaking at the grand opening, Edem was full of gratitude for this new milestone. He also assured to be present in the shop once a week, signing autographs for interested persons. The Timberland Shop can be located in Tema Community 25, and is the first of its kind in the country. 

 Check out the opening courtesy

Porn star claims she is 3 and a half months pregnant with Drake's child

Last month, former stripper and Instagram model Layla Lace claimed she's pregnant with Drake's baby and shared text messages to support her claim but Drake denied the incident ever happened. Now, a former porn star, Sophie Brussaux , who was seen hanging out with Drake in Amsterdam in Jan this year, has accused the rapper of being the father of her unborn baby.

She clams she is 3 and a half months pregnant and already knows the sex of the baby. She said she got pregnant around January 20 or 21. The photo above of both of them was taken on Jan 24th at a JJapanese restaurant in Amsterdam.

 Brussaux hired a big NYC lawyer, Raoul Felder, to help her file papers to get the paternity/child support.

According to TMZ:
The woman, a retired porn star, has what she says are text messages between her and Drake, which purport to say the following:Drake: I want you to have an abortion.Brussaux: I can't kill my baby simply to indulge you sorry.Drake: Indulge me? F*** you.Brussaux: W…

Google Docs users hit by phishing scam

Google says it has stopped a phishing email that reached about a million of its customers.
The scam claimed to come from Google Docs - a service that allows people to share and edit documents online.
Users who clicked a link and followed instructions, risked sending the email on to everyone in their address box.
Google said it had stopped the attack "within approximately one hour", including through "removing fake pages and applications".
"While contact information was accessed and used by the campaign, our investigations show that no other data was exposed," Google said in an updated statement.
"There's no further action users need to take regarding this event; users who want to review third party apps connected to their account can visit Google Security Checkup." 
Google said the spam campaign affected "fewer than 0.1%" of Gmail users. That works out to about one million people affected.
Phishing is an attempt to trick people into …

French election: Macron 'most convincing' in final debate

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was more impressive than rival Marine Le Pen in Wednesday evening's final TV debate, a viewers' poll says.
The candidates traded insults for more than two hours, arguing over terrorism, the economy, and Europe. 
The French broadcaster BFMTV found voters had a more favourable view of Mr Macron than Ms Le Pen in most categories.
He was the "most convincing" of the pair in the opinion of 63% of viewers.
Ms Le Pen lambasted her rival for his finance and government background, accusing him of being "the candidate of savage globalisation" and said his version of France "is a trading room, where it will be everyone fighting for themselves".
In turn, Mr Macron said the National Front leader had openly lied, proposed nothing, and exaggerated the concerns of the public. 
"The high priestess of fear is sitting before me," he said.
Both candidates were hoping to make an impression on the estimated 18% o…

WhatsApp power outage leaves millions unable to chat

Millions of WhatsApp users were left without service after the messaging service suffered a global power outage.
The app stopped working at around 9pm UK time on Wednesday leaving people unable to send or receive messages.
Users in Europe, America, South America were affected, according to data gathered by Down Detector.
The outage lasted for around almost three hours and users reported it was up and running again by 11.30pm. Hundreds of users took to Twitter to share their frustration.
And it wasn’t long before the gifs and memes came out.

Source:  ITV

Driver stripped naked: Livid IGP orders probe

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, has ordered an immediate investigation into an incident where a police officer stripped a taxi driver naked for allegedly jumping a red light.
The victim, Kwabena Danso, was stripped naked in public by his accuser Gabriel Tabiri, who is stationed at the Anyaa Police Station. Pictures of the incident have gone viral on social media
The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur told Benard Nasara Saibu on Starr Today that the Police administration is not happy about the incident.
“The attention of the service has been drawn to the incident and the Police is not happy at all about the incident. We were at a meeting today and the IGP ordered for immediate investigation into the incident. The police officer has no justification to strip an offender naked in any way,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Public Safety has commended the Police administration for the swift response to the i…