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Showing posts from September 15, 2017

Marriage proposal goes horribly wrong as man drops ring in a lake

Preparing to get down on one knee can be an extremely nerve-racking experience. Getting the moment just right is important, but the potential for slip-ups is huge, which is what one poor guy found out when he went to propose to the woman of his dreams.

British journalist killed by crocodile during beach holiday in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police on Friday said they found the body of a 24-year-old British journalist, Paul McClean, who is suspected to have been killed by a crocodile during a beach holiday in Sri Lanka. 
Divers found McClean’s corpse in the mud of a lagoon in the coastal village of Panama, 360 kilometres (225 miles) east of the capital Colombo by road, a police spokesman said.

Shirley Frimpong – Manso hunt for new talent

Celebrated Ghanaian filmmaker and founder/ CEO of Sparrow Productions –Shirley Frimpong – Manso, is on the hunt for the next big actor in Ghana.
Dubbed “Next Screen Star”, the programme is  “an acting talent development program with its sole purpose to unearth and create professional director’s actors”, according to an official statement.

Celebrity author relaunches book after multiple typos

BBC reported last month how South African radio host and TV presenter Bonang Matheba fell foul of eagle-eyed social media users who spotted spelling and grammar errors in her new book, Bonang From A to B.

People are going crazy over Serena Williams' rose gold crib

Tennis champion Serena Williams only gave birth two weeks ago to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, with Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, but people are already obsessed with her nursery design. 
One design in particular has tongues wagging - the rose gold crib that was present in her recent video she uploaded detailing the newborn's arrival into the world. 

Tunisian women free to marry non-Muslims

Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims.
A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining "the freedom to choose one's spouse".

Akufo-Addo receives new “Ghana Card”

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has received his National Identification Card, dubbed the new “Ghana Card”, at a ceremony held at the premises of the National Identification Authority on Friday. 
According to President Akufo-Addo, the new identification card signals the dawn of a new day in biometric identity management in Ghana, and the virtues of a public-private partnership arrangement in meeting the country’s development needs.

At least 20 people injured in UK when home-made explosive goes off in terror attack on Underground; police search for second bomb and attacker

There was an explosion on a Tube train in London during rush hour today, leaving 20 people including children injured.

Annie~Joy writes: The Salt And Suger In Men. #BeInspired!

So many times, we realize and notice that cordial relationships that started on a good note, which was filled with love turns out to be hate, bitterness and evil wishes. It happens mostly in human relationships everyday. We forget that scientifically, even a car which helps in easy transportation has got its own disadvantages, thereby causing road accidents and many more.

Togo parliament to discuss presidential term limits

In Togo a bill to reduce the number of presidential terms is being examined in parliament today. 
The bill includes a two-term limit for the president and a two-round voting system.
But opposition leaders have expressed some concerns. Some fear the bill could be drafted in a way that allows President Faure Gnassingbe to run for office again.

I wrote Free SHS song lyrics – Kwesi Yankah

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, has said he wrote the title song for government’s education policy – Free SHS.
He, however, adds that the song was composed by Varrick Armah who put together the popular gospel tune Oye.

Harvard University withdraws fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning

Harvard University on Friday withdrew a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified data, after two top intelligence experts distanced themselves from the school over the invite.

Free SHS: Government sacks 2 headteachers for misconduct

Government has dismissed head teachers of two secondary schools in the country over extortion in the ongoing admissions under the free SHS policy.
The sacked headmasters are  Wisdom Blazu of the Pentecost SHS in the Eastern region and Assistant headmaster of Daffour Senior High School Rev S.P Eleworkor.

Nominations Are Open For The Second Edition Of People’s Celebrity Awards

Nominations are open for the second edition of People’s Celebrity Awards, formerly GN Bank Awards; the only national awards scheme of its kind in Ghana that allows the general public to solely decide which celebrity should be celebrated within a particular calendar year. 

The awards this year cover the period from August 2016 to August 2017.

Rihanna was all about her Family at her 3rd Annual Diamond Ball

Rihannas love for her family is always so evident when she’s with them.
The singer was supported by her family for her 3rd annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel foundation. This year’s event held at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City

Exquisite Face Of Universe Queens Call On First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Contestants of the 2017 Exquisite Face of Universe pageant have paid a courtesy call on the First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo at her Ridge office as part of their activities for this year’s pageant.

The group of 35 ladies will be participating in the final of this year’s pageant organized by First Loyal Event Limited on September 16 at the National theatre under the theme “Eat Ghana, Feel Ghana, Wear Ghana, Love Ghana.”

IBM Ghana CEO, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Receives WomanRising Award

WomanRising, Ghana’s leading network focused on women entrepreneurs and professionals, has presented a certificate of honour to, Ms. Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, General Manager of IBM Ghana for being ranked among the Top 50 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana for 2016.

The ranking, which featured 50 of Ghana’s leading corporate women leaders in both the public and private sector, was held in 2016 to recognize the contribution of professional women in the development of Ghana’s economy and job creation sector.

Libya requests World Cup replay after discovering referee’s wife is from Tunisia

The Libyan Football Federation has reportedly demanded that the Football governing body (FIFA) orders a replay of their World Cup qualifier against Tunisia as the Kenyan referee who officiated the game is married to a Tunisian woman.

Google sued over sex discrimination

Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work.
The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it.

North Korea fires another missile over Japan

North Korea fired another missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Friday morning, just a day after Pyongyang threatened that the four main Japanese islands “should be sunken into the sea” by its nuclear bomb.

Brave female judge in Uganda wins 'Prosecutor of the Year' award

A female Ugandan judge, Susan Okalany has been named Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP)
Described as brave and courageous, Susan played a leading role in the prosecution of the 2010 Kampala bombing suspects where Five people were given life sentences after being convicted of terrorism over the attacks which left 74 people dead.