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Shark Tank's Daymond John Reveals Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis

Daymond John has had a cancerous mass removed from his thyroid. The Shark Tank star revealed during a sit-down interview withGood Morning America on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid and has received treatment for it.
"I had an extensive physical and they discovered there was a nodule on thyroid," he told Robin Roberts.

"They removed it and it was stage 2 cancer on my thyroid ... I didn't skip a beat. I got some early detection and I understood that I had a challenge and if I attack it now, then I wouldn't let it attack me. I had that removed. I didn't miss anything, I was out partying and dancing two days later - not that I should of."

He went on to stress the issue that early detection is key in fighting cancer.

"But I wanted to share this information with people, because what would I have went through if I decided to just stick my head in the sand and go, 'You know what, I'm not going to check into stuff.…

Nicaraguan pastor jailed for burning woman to death in 'exorcism'

An evangelical Nicaraguan pastor and four followers have been sentenced to 30 years for burning a woman to death in a so-called exorcism ritual. 
Vilma Trujillo, 25, died in February after being tied up and thrown on a fire.
The group had denied killing her and said she was possessed by the devil. 
"The suffering that Trujillo was subjected to is something no human being should go through," said judge Alfredo Silva.
Pastor Juan Rocha, 23, plus his siblings Tomasa and Pedro Rocha, and Franklin Jarquin and Esneyda Orozco, were convicted of murder.
All but Orozco also received six years for illegal detention, although the judge capped the jail time to 30 years, according to local media. 
"They killed my wife, the mother of my two little ones. Now what am I going to tell them?" said the victim's husband, Reynaldo Peralta Rodriguez, just after her death. 
Trujillo, from the rural north-west village of El Cortezal, died after a week in hospital, where she was take…

Breaking!! Sports Journalist-Christopher Opoku Dies

Information reaching donkorsblog.Com has it that, one of Ghana’s top sports journalists, Christoper Opoku has died.

The former Metro TV Sports Journalist died Wednesday afternoon at a hospital in London, family sources have confirmed.

Opoku, who was once a GHALCA administrative manager, had been battling cancer for some time now and had been off the TV screens due to his sickness. His last stint was with Accra-based Citi FM.

Chris left behind three daughters issues and a wife.

May his soul rest in peace…

Uncle Ebo Whyte readies new play, ‘Damaged Goods’

On 6th September 2008, Uncle Ebo Whyte stood in front of a record-breaking crowd at the National Theatre and promised to produce a new play every quarter. This good news received a spontaneous, loud applause.
This announcement meant producing more exciting stage plays, each outshining the previous one, for the consumption of theatre lovers. The challenges of producing the amazing plays have always been surmounted each quarter.
And nine years down the line, Ebo Whyte, the leading playwright in the country, has done a yeoman’s job and produced a new play every quarter. With over 30 great plays to his credit, he is set to do more.
The resounding success of ‘BLACKMAIL’ meant a very big entry into 2017. Patrons who filled the National Theatre attested to the amazing experience they had – great storyline and all. They however left with the usual anthem, “Uncle Ebo can never exceed this level!” Another surprise awaits them. They will come back again and readily admit that he has ex…

Dwayne Johnson Hints at a Presidential Run, Reveals How He Would Run the Country

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson doesn't like to openly support or slam any one politician, but he does have some thoughts on how a world leader should act.
TheBaywatch star covers the June issue of GQ magazine and when asked what he thinks President Donald Trump, he responds, "Mmm… With any job you come into, you've got to prove yourself."

Johnson then shares the qualities he thinks are important in a Commander-in-chief. "Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn't agree with someone] on something, I wouldn't shut them out. I would actually include them," he explains. "The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down and we'd talk about it."
Bringing the conversation back to Trump, he adds, "It's hard to categorize right now how I think he's doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, wha…

Fifa ratifies nine African World Cup places

The Fifa Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026.
The move was confirmed on Tuesday in Bahrain - the continent currently has five spots at the tournament.
A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation play-off tournament to decide the last two spots.
The Bureau of the Fifa Council made the original proposal of how it planned to allocate the 48 places on 30 March.
The expanded World Cup will feature 16 teams from Europe.
Fifa members voted in January to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, starting with the 2026 edition.
Allocation: Asia: 8 direct slots - increased from 4.5 (currently 46 members) Africa: 9 direct slots - increased from 5 (currently 54 members) North and central America: 6 direct slots - increased from 3.5 (currently 34 members) South America: 6 direct slots - increased from 4.5 (currently 10 members) Oceania: 1 direct slot - increased from 0.5 (currently 11 members) Europe: 16 direct s…

Farmer in police grip for butchering uncle

A 36-year-old farmer of Akyem Bunso, a farming village near Akyem Achiase in the Birim South District in the Eastern Region, is in police grip for butchering his uncle last Friday.
Kwasi Aboagye, the suspect, has since been placed in police custody at Achiase to assist in investigations into the murder, while the body of the deceased, Yaw Mensah, 57, has been deposited at the morgue of the Oda Government Hospital. 
Briefing the Daily Graphic at Achiase over the weekend, the Achiase District Police Commander, ASP Ernest Dzokuno, said around 7:15 p.m. last Friday, Mensah quarrelled with Aboagye’s elder brother in their family house at Bunso. 
He said Aboagye intervened and urged his uncle to stop the quarrel, but Mensah rather became incensed and had hot exchanges with Aboagye.
Machete wounds
According to ASP Dzokuno, in the course of the exchanges, both men pulled machetes, with Mensah being the first to inflict wounds on Aboagye’s head and face. 
He said Aboagye retaliated…

Video: Drama as corpse refused to be buried until it led villagers to its killer's house

A Zambian man named Hagra Tembo on Facebook shared this shocking video of a corpse that refused to buried until it took villagers to the resident of its killer. According to his caption, he wrote:
'A body refused to be buried until it took villagers to a house where the person behind the death of the deceased resides' In the video, the villagers were all shocked when the undertakers were seemingly being controlled by the corpse who turned them round until it led them to its killer's house. The incident is believed to have happened in a Zambian village.

Watch the shocking video after the cut..

Bugri Naabu Retract, Apologise For Murder Claims Against UE Minister

The Northern Region Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has unreservedly retracted and apologised to the Upper East Region Minister Rockson Bukari whom he accused of masterminding the murder of Adams Mahama.
Daniel Bugri Naabu in a letter written to Samson Lardy Anyenini, lawyer for the minister said his comments made on Accra based Radio XYZ and which have since gained traction in the media were regrettable and unfortunate.
He had 48 hours to retract and apologise for same after an ultimatum was issued by Lardy Anyenini on behalf of Rockson Bukari and he did not fail to apologise to the minister and his family for the harm and embarrasment his allegation may have caused.
The controversial Northern Region Minister made the headlines for the wrong reasons on May 8, 2017 after he alleged that Bukari and the Gender Minister Otiko Afisa Djaba were neck deep in the acid attack and murder of the Upper East Region Chairman of the NPP Adams Mahama in 2016.
Even though the matter is s…

ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman's wife dies in car crash

The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut yesterday Late Katherine Ann Berman was 67 at the time of her death and was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m.on Tuesday in Woodbury. The other victim was identified by police as Edward Bertulis, 87, of Waterbury.
ESPN President John Skipper in a statement said  "This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend. Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour.

She Summit: 2nd Edition Of The Ghana Women Of The Year Honours In May

Glitz Africa presents the second annual Ghana Women of the Year Honours. It is an initiative which seeks to celebrate outstanding women who in their own ways and expertise use their positions and influences to make a difference in the society and also inspire others to improve their well being and lifestyle

The Women of the Year initiative also supports maternal health in Ghana by creating awareness. It is a three days event which will takes place in May.
The “She Summit” takes place on the 11th and 12th of May at the Swiss Spread, Alisa Hotel, North Ridge at 9am each day. Speakers include Madam Charlotte Osei, Chairperson, Electoral Commission, Madam Esther Cobbah of Strat Communications, Comfort A. Sakoma, a Business Development Strategist from Nigeria, Shirley Frimpong- Manso of Sparrow Productions and many other distinguished ladies.

On Saturday 13th May, the day will start off at 5:30 am with a walk to amplify Maternal Health Awareness at the Efua Sutherland Children’s…

Ben Affleck Has Officially Moved Out: The Kids 'Have Been to Ben's New House'

Nearly a month after he and Jennifer Garner filed for divorce, Ben Affleck has a place of his own.
A source tells PEOPLE Affleck has moved out of the guesthouse at the family's Los Angeles-area home weeks after the actor and Garner officially filed for divorce, as the ex-couple work to make the transition as manageable as possible for their children.
"The family house is for Jen and the kids now, Ben won't have any things at the house," the source says. "The kids are doing well. They have been to Ben's new house."
Another source previously told PEOPLE that the actor was moving nearby to make sure the kids - Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5 - were "comfortable" with the move. "He's moving fairly close by and it's all in step with what they've always said was the most important thing: their children." Moving trucks were spotted outside the family home this past weekend.
"He's doing well and together they are tak…

Aisha Huang, 4 other Chinese ‘caged’ at Nsawam Prison

For the next two weeks, the Nsawam Medium Security Prison will be the home of five Chinese who are alleged to be involved in illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.
The five — Gao Jin Cheng, 45; Lu Qi Jun, 39; Haibin Gao, 26; Zhang Pen, 23, and En Huang, 30, a woman, also known as Aisha Huang, reported to be a kingpin in the galamsey business — were yesterday remanded into prison custody by the Criminal Division of the  Accra High Court. 
They were remanded by the court, presided over by Mr Justice Charles Ekow Baiden, to give the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) more time to conduct further investigations into the case.
That was after the GIS had requested the court to remand the five for one week, arguing that they would interfere with investigations if they were not remanded.
“Investigations are still ongoing and without the remand they will interfere with the investigations,’’ the lawyer for the GIS, Mr Peter Clever Nantuo, told the court.
“Notorious operators’’ 
No charg…

Wikileaks: Chelsea Manning confirms her release from prison next week

Chelsea Manning has released a statement ahead of her planned release from prison next week.
The transgender US army private, born Bradley Manning, is due to be freed on 17 May, after former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.
Manning had been scheduled for release in 2045, after receiving a 35-year sentence for her role in leaking diplomatic cables to Wikileaks.
She confirmed the release was going ahead on her Twitter feed on Tuesday.
"Freedom was only a dream, and hard to imagine. Now it's here! You kept me alive <3," Manning wrote, linking to a longer statement which referred to some of the treatment she had received behind bars, including "periods of solitary confinement, and... routinely forced haircuts". 
"For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea," she said. "I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world."
Manning said she would be "forever gr…

Akufo-Addo commissions Kumasi City Mall today

President Akufo-Addo will today, Wednesday May 10,2017  join the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu to commission the Kumasi City mall.
Addressing the media on the ceremony, the Marketing Manager of the mall John Bedu-Bonsu said the event is strictly by invitation since the mall will still be operational during the commissioning.
“Yes, Kumasi City Mall will be extra colorful and officious tomorrow from 9:00am till mid-day, but our shops will still be open to the public and shoppers and revelers can transact their business as usual, although we do not expect any intrusion into the launch ceremony”.
Kumasi City Mall, the first world-class Shopping Centre in the Ashanti Region opened on April 20,2017  to a tumultuous reception by the people of the Kumasi Metropolis and Ghanaians of all walks of life.
The $95 million project which covers 15.4 acres of land has 74 different shops, providing goods and/or services in groceries, electronics, entertainment, fashion, lifestyle and more.
The  Mal…

Former First Lady Nana Konadu Endorses Ofori Amponsah

Highlife musician Ofori Amponsah, paid a courtesy call to former first lady of Ghana Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, at her office in Accra.

The former first lady who has being a fan of the ace highlife musician invited him to her office as she interacted with Mr.All4Real.

Mrs. Rawlings for the first time lauded him for recording good songs, which has been enjoyed by scores of people living in Ghana.

She encouraged Ofori Amponsah to do more since he’s back for his genre highlife. The former first lady who graced the just ended April Easter Comedy show, recalled on Pastor Alewa’s Performance.

According to her, “i enjoyed your performance very well keep it up”. She added that, i listen to Daddy Lumba, Amakye Dede and your music when am stressed up.

She advised Ofori Amponsah, not to emulate the current style of music enjoying massive airplay but rather stay focus on his style of music.

“…Continue with the good works, you’re one of the best highlife musician we have in Ghana”, She s…

Man arrested after breaking into 50 Cent's house

Police swarmed 50 Cent's Connecticut home on May 9 after an attempted break-in on the property. A man was arrested at the scene, according to reports. 
TMZ said that law enforcement surrounded the rapper's home. Police were reportedly alerted by someone on the property after an entry alarm went off, and the rapper was alerted around the same time that police were called. 
Because 50's estate covers 17 acres of land -- the home is 50,000 square feet in and of itself -- a squad of law enforcement in marked and unmarked cars were sent to investigate.

After dispatching to the property, police found a man named Elwin Joyce on the scene. The suspect, TMZ says, forced his way into the residence. He was arrested on charges of second degree burglary, trespassing, criminal mischief and attempted larceny.
It's unclear if anything was stolen. 
According to Wonderwall, NBC reported that the house boasts 25 bathrooms, a nightclub, a recording studio, and a helicopter landing. 50…

Miss Ghana USA ‘ Ghana @ 60 Edition ‘ Slated For July 8

The 6th Annual Miss Ghana USA (MGUSA) 2017 Beauty Pageant themed as the Diamond Jubilee Independence Celebration, marking Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary is set to be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Brooklyn Music School- (126 St Felix St, Brooklyn, NY 11217) . The event is jam-packed with several side-attractions and more culturally-beset than previous ceremonies.

The coronation event commences with a Red-Carpet event from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm followed by the Competition at 6:30pm – 10:00 pm.

The vision of Miss Ghana USA is to be recognized as a world-class organization that consistently brings amazing women to the forefront and supports them as they work to achieve their individual goals in the context of their cultural roots; with a mission to find and promote exceptional women with strong interest in education, humanitarian issues and the Ghanaian culture.

It is extremely delightful as the Miss Ghana USA Organization is always pleased to bring to the public platf…

Nigeria Chibok girls: 'One refused to be released'

One of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Islamist militants Boko Haram chose to stay with her husband instead of being freed, a spokesman for Nigeria's president has said. 
She was set to be part of the group of captives who were released on Saturday.
Garba Shehu told local Channels TV that 83 girls were supposed to be freed "but one said: 'No, I'm happy where I am. I have found a husband.'" 
The 82 were released as part of a negotiation brokered by the ICRC.
The government agreed to free an undisclosed number of Boko Haram prisoners in exchange.
The militants are thought to be still holding more than 100 of the 276 taken from Chibok, north-east Nigeria, three years ago. The militant group has also kidnapped thousands of other people during their insurgency in the region.
It is believed that some of those abducted have been married to fighters and had children with them. 
Parents of the missing Chibok girls are slowly learning if their daughters are among the fre…

M.anifest Contributes CREDIT SONG For American Fantasy Short Film “Forever Tree”

Ghanaian rapper M.anifest has contributed a credit song for a groundbreaking Black historical fantasy short film, ‘Forever Tree‘.

The film, starring Wendell Pierce and Olivia Washington premiered last week at the Bentonville Film Festival, an annual film festival helmed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Geena Davis in Arkansas, USA.

His song on Forever Tree features American Singer/Songwriter Polly A with production contributions by now frequent collaborator Drvmroll.  See the full release below: The Bentonville Film Festival, an annual film festival helmed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Geena Davis, has chosen the pioneering black historical fantasy short film, The Forever Tree to premiere its week- long celebration of filmmaking beginning on Tuesday, May 2nd. The film stars actors Wendell Pierce and Olivia Washington, a noted rising star in television and film.

They team up with screenwriter, novelist, and former television correspondent …

Photos: Over 100 injured in gas explosion in Sekondi-Takoradi

Over 100 people are being treated at Takoradi Port Hospital following two gas explosions that went off Tuesday morning at the Sekondi-Takoradi road, the oil hub of Ghana.

According to Citi FM, eyewitnesses and officials from the Ghana National Fire Service, said the explosion occurred “at about 7: 10 Tuesday morning when a gas tanker discharging gas to another tanker exploded before the second went off around the Total filling station on the main Takoradi Highway. The injured included five firefighters among several others who were trying to put off the fire. The exact cause of the explosion is yet unknown.

Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United to be investigated by FIFA following a new document leak

FIFA is set to conduct an investigation into the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United after documents displaying the huge fee paid to agent Mino Raiola got exposed to the public. The documents claimed that Pogba earns a wage of £8.61m, equivalent to £165,588 a week, and will receive an annual loyalty bonus of more than £3.4m from next year. 
Both his contract and that of teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic were negotiated by super agent Raiola, who would pocket an incredible £41m after bringing Pogba from Juventus to Old Trafford.​

The huge figures are divulged in a new book entitled Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, and it is based on the research of Der Spiegel journalists Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger.

Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, ‘Rob & Big’ Star, Dies at 45

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, half of MTV’s “Rob & Big” duo, died on Tuesday, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 45. A cause of death has not yet been reported.
Boykin was skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek’s best friend and bodyguard, starring alongside him in “Rob & Big” for three seasons. The reality series showed the two in their day-to-day lives, filming such adventures as the duo adopting a mini-horse and breaking Guinness world records.
The show premiered in 2006 and ended in 2008, after Boykin had a child and stopped living with Dyrdek. He would go on to appear in several episodes of Dyrdek’s follow-up to “Rob & Big,” “Fantasy Factory,” as well as three episodes of Dyrdek’s other MTV show, “Ridiculousness.”
Before he was on television, Boykin served in the U.S. Navy. He also started a clothing line named after his catchphrase, “Do work,” in 2007.
Boykin last tweeted just a day before his death, on Monday. Chanel West Coast, who appeared with Boykin o…

Australian politician becomes first to breastfeed in parliament

Australian Senator Larissa Waters has become the first politician to breastfeed in the nation's parliament.
Ms Waters, from the left-wing Greens party, fed two-month-old daughter Alia Joy during a vote on Tuesday.
The lower house last year joined the Senate in allowing breastfeeding, but no MPs in either house had done so.
It followed a backlash in 2015 when Kelly O'Dwyer, a government minister, was asked to consider expressing milk to avoid missing parliamentary duties.
"We need more women and parents in Parliament," Ms Waters said on Facebook.
"And we need more family-friendly and flexible workplaces, and affordable child care, for everyone."

Flexibility urged

Labor Senator Katy Gallagher said the moment deserved to be acknowledged.

"Women have been doing it in parliaments around the world," she told Sky News Australia.

"Women are going to continue to have babies and if they want to do their job and be at work and look after their baby... the r…

Juventus qualify for UEFA Champions League final spot after beating Monaco 2-1

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri couldn't hide his joy as his well tutored side powered into the Champions League final on Tuesday night after strikes from Mario Mandzukic and former Barcelona player, Dani Alves despite a consolation effort from Monaco whizkid Kylian Mbappe. Juventus will now face either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff, Wales... More photos after the cut...