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  • 12 months Joshua renews interest in Fury clash StarrFM -Sports
    Anthony Joshua has revealed his renewed interest in a “massive” British battle with Tyson Fury, but admits he will have to wait for WBC champion Deontay Wilder, Sky Sports reports. Britain’s unified heavyweight champion is set to make a decision this weekend about an opponent for his next title defence, which could be staged either at Wembley in April, or New York in May or June. A rematch with Dillian Whyte or a US debut against Jarrell Miller are among his options, while Joshua has also admitted that he hopes Fury is part of his future plans. Asked about ... more
  • 12 months Germany, France, Spain poised to recognize Venezuela’s Guaido StarrFM -World
    Three major European countries – Germany, France and Spain – have come out on Saturday saying they are ready to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president if elections are not called within eight days. “The government of Spain gives [President] Nicolas Maduro eight days to call free, transparent and democratic elections,” said Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in statement. “If that doesn’t happen, Spain will recognize Juan Guaido as interim president in charge of calling these elections.” In what appears to be a coordinated message from European Union countries, at almost the same time French President Manuel Macron ... more
  • 12 months BoG appoints former PWC partner as NIB advisor StarrFM -Biz
    The Bank of Ghana has appointed Felix E. Addo as an advisor for NIB to help improve the affairs of the bank. The appointment is pursuant to section 101 (1) of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions Act of 2016 (Act 930). Mr Addo until his appointment is the immediate past Country Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ghana and a former member of the PwC Africa Governance Board. Mr Addo has more than 30 years of practice and consulting experience in restructuring and insolvency, corporate/project finance and recovery, financial and forensic auditing, arbitration, corporate governance, organisational restructuring and performance improvement engagements ... more
  • 12 months Messi makes plea for Sala search to resume StarrFM -Sports
    Lionel Messi urged investigators Friday to resume the search for missing striker Emiliano Sala after police called off rescue operations and admitted the chances of finding him were “extremely remote”. Police from Guernsey abandoned the search on Thursday after the light aircraft taking the 28-year-old Argentinian to Wales following his signing with Cardiff City from Ligue 1 side Nantes disappeared from radar near the British island on Monday. “While there is the possibility, a shred of hope, we ask that you please #NoDejenDeBuscar (don’t stop searching) for Emiliano. All my strength to your family and friends,” said the Barcelona attacker ... more
  • 12 months Heavy odds on the return of KP Boateng to the Black Stars StarrFM -Sports
    Bookmaker sees Kevin Prince-Boateng’s move to Barcelona as a game changer for him to have a call up to the Ghana senior national team, The Black Stars. Boateng was suspended from the Black Stars  team aftermath of the 2014 World Cup tournament and Ghanaians want him back in the team. But according to the Stars coach, if only he apologize to Ghanaians, he will have a call up. Boateng at age 31 is at the apex of his carrier and would definitely not let the opportunity to feature for the Black Stars slip past him. As a bookmaker, ... more
  • 12 months Mueller probe: Trump ally Roger Stone arrested StarrFM -World
    Political strategist Roger Stone, a long-time ally of President Trump, has been arrested in Florida, charged with seven counts in the Mueller probe. Mr Stone will appear in court later in the city of Fort Lauderdale. The indictment includes one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness-tampering. The charges are linked to an alleged Russian-led hack into the emails of Democratic Party officials. The information contained in the emails was released by WikiLeaks during the 2016 US election campaign. Mr Stone’s campaign activities have long been under scrutiny by Special ... more
  • 12 months Angola decriminalises homosexuality StarrFM -World

    Parliament in Angola has abolished a law widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexuality.

    The government has also prohibited discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation; anyone refusing to employ or provide services to individuals based on their sexual orientation may face up to two years in prison.

    Angola is the latest former Portuguese colony to repeal laws outlawing same-sex conduct, following Sao Tome and Cape Verde.

    There have been no known prosecutions under the now expunged law.

    Many other African countries enforce strict legislation against homosexuality. ... more

  • 12 months Monaco coach Thierry Henry suspended, faces axe StarrFM -Sports
    Thierry Henry was suspended from his role as coach of struggling Ligue 1 side Monaco on Thursday with the former French international striker expected to be quickly axed. “Henry has been suspended until a definitive decision is made,” Monaco said in a statement, adding assistant coach Franck Passi would oversee training on Friday ahead of their trip to fellow strugglers Dijon. Henry, 41, was suspended by Monaco, who are second-from-bottom in the French top division with 15 points, after the former Arsenal and France striker earned the Principality club just two league wins since his arrival in October. He took up the post ... more
  • 12 months Pogba is Man United captaincy material- Solskjaer StarrFM -Sports
    Paul Pogba has the qualities to be captain of Manchester United, according to caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has overseen a dramatic return to form for the World Cup winner. The France midfielder was told in September by then-manager Jose Mourinho that he would never captain the club again, days after an apparent disagreement over tactics. Mourinho denied at the time that there had been any fallout between the pair, having taken the decision to strip Pogba of his role as United vice-captain. The decision was made public days after Pogba appeared to question Mourinho’s approach by telling reporters ... more
  • 12 months Mikel targets EPL return with Boro StarrFM -Sports
    Nigeria captain Obi Mikel hopes to help Middlesbrough secure promotion to the English Premier League from the Championship following his arrival at the club. Mikel, 31, who penned a short term contract with Middlesbrough, was unveiled by the club on Thursday. He also had his first training at the Championship club same day. The former Chelsea midfielder became a free agent in November after a two-year spell in China with Tianjin Teda. He is expected to boost the promotion chances of the Championship club. The experienced midfielder, who won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, spent 11 seasons ... more
  • 12 months Make Joshua-Wilder fight happen, Lewis charges Hearn StarrFM -Sports
    Lennox Lewis has told promoter Eddie Hearn “to stop milking the cow” and make the world heavyweight title unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. WBA-IBF-WBO world champion Joshua is expected to make a decision on his next fight by next week, with three options reportedly under consideration: either against English rivals Dillian Whyte or Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium on April 13, or against American Jarrell Miller in New York in June. Lennox Lewis has told promoter Eddie Hearn “to stop milking the cow” and make the world heavyweight title unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. ... more
  • 12 months HBC & Corporate Kicks Inc. to kick start Kasoa Soccer Fiesta Feb. 9 StarrFM -Sports
    Healthy Black Communities(HBC), Inc./Corporate Kicks, Inc. are American based  NGOs in collaboration will kick start an Annual Kasoa Soccer Fiesta (KSF) on February 9, 2019. This according to organizers will create an overwhelming sports experience to protect, promote solidarity and youthful development as well as a healthy community in Kasoa. The Maiden edition which will be a two-day event will witness eight teams in Kosoa communities battle for honours in soccer. The winning teams will walk away with a trophy. Participating teams namely; Kakraba Sunday Stars, Kasoa Professionals, Kasoa Monday Stars, Kasoa Kakum Stars, Kasoa Black Foreigners, ... more
  • 12 months Jay-Z and Meek Mill pledge $50m to free prisoners StarrFM -Ent
    Jay-Z, Meek Mill and sport and business leaders have pledged $50m (£38m) to reform the US criminal justice system. The Reform Alliance, which was inspired by Meek Mill’s recent stint in prison for a minor probation violation, hopes to free one million prisoners in five years. The owners of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia 76ers, Robert Kraft and Michael Rubin, are co-founders. Reform says it wants to help people who are “trapped in the system”. The group’s “mission” is to “dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system, starting with ... more
  • 12 months Ghana launches GESSiP to stimulate effective extension service delivery StarrFM -Biz
    For women farmers in Wulensi agriculture is paying off. Their lives have improved because of the introduction of extension service delivery. “They get information on new technologies which has improved their productivity. It has helped them because most of them have been able to educate their children. Some women are the bread winners and they are able to do it through the extension service that we give them,” said Vida Alhassan Adamu, District Agriculture Officer for Women in Agric Development. Studies have corroborated the success stories of the women in Wulensi.  It’s been proven that extension services in agriculture ... more
  • 12 months Barcelona to unleash rested Messi against Girona StarrFM -Sports
    FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has a big problem on his hands for now, and he needs to find a solution fast. He has sought to ration Lionel Messi’s game time with the aim of keeping his talisman fresh for the final gruelling stretch of the campaign. Yet, every time the coach rests the Argentine, his team tend to suffer. Valverde is expected to start Messi for the first time in three matches for Sunday’s La Liga trip to Catalan neighbours Girona. But this has come at a time when his side is eager to protect their five-point gap at ... more
  • 12 months Bank of Africa embarks on Customer information update drive StarrFM -Biz
    Bank of Africa Ghana has embarked on a project dubbed Customer Information Update Exercise (CIUE) to have an updated database on all customers. The bank said it is imperative to have accurate and adequate information on all its customers. This will improve the Bank’s efficiency in serving its customers and enhancing its customer experience. “The exercise will provide comfort and convenience for customers who have become more sophisticated with their preferences,” a bank statement said. Relationship Officers of the bank are poised for this data gathering exercise with the aim of regularizing the customer database. This opportunity will also be ... more
  • 12 months Rosatom announces scholarships for studies in nuclear for African students StarrFM -Education
    Russian nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, has announced that applications are now open for scholarships in nuclear for African students to help develop the next generation of African nuclear scientists and engineers. The scholarships come with fully fund tuition fees and partly – living expenses. “The goal of the scholarship is to support interest in nuclear research and capabilities among young African scientists and engineers, and contribute to solving some of the world’s most critical issues in the nearest future, allowing for the continent to be self-sufficient”, says Rosatom Central and Southern Africa’s CEO Dmitry Shornikov. Scholarships are available for students ... more
  • 12 months Rosatom announces scholarships for studies in nuclear for African students StarrFM -Education
    Russian nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, has announced that applications are now open for scholarships in nuclear for African students to help develop the next generation of African nuclear scientists and engineers. The scholarships come with fully fund tuition fees and partly – living expenses. “The goal of the scholarship is to support interest in nuclear research and capabilities among young African scientists and engineers, and contribute to solving some of the world’s most critical issues in the nearest future, allowing for the continent to be self-sufficient”, says Rosatom Central and Southern Africa’s CEO Dmitry Shornikov. Scholarships are available for students ... more
  • 12 months NPP politician donates desks to Kalpohin SHS StarrFM -Education
    A former student of the Kalpohin Senior High School in the Northern region and now executive of the ruling NPP, Alhaji Iddrisu Sulemana (Professor Kalamonia) has provided desks to SHS students using cemented floor in their classrooms to observe teaching and learning. The desks estimated to cost over GH12,000, were presented on Tuesday, 16 January, 2019, to the Sagnarigu Municipal Education Director who in turn handed over to the headmaster on behalf of the students. Professor Kalamonia said the donation was “to support the government’s Free SHS policy” and urged others to also offer supports to sustain the programme. Madam ... more
  • 12 months NPP politician donates desks to Kalpohin SHS StarrFM -Education
    A former student of the Kalpohin Senior High School in the Northern region and now executive of the ruling NPP, Alhaji Iddrisu Sulemana (Professor Kalamonia) has provided desks to SHS students using cemented floor in their classrooms to observe teaching and learning. The desks estimated to cost over GH12,000, were presented on Tuesday, 16 January, 2019, to the Sagnarigu Municipal Education Director who in turn handed over to the headmaster on behalf of the students. Professor Kalamonia said the donation was “to support the government’s Free SHS policy” and urged others to also offer supports to sustain the programme. Madam ... more
  • 12 months Venezuela cuts US ties citing its support for ‘coup’ attempt StarrFM -World
    Venezuela’s embattled leader Nicolas Maduro severed relations with the United States and ordered American diplomats out of the country, accusing Washington of orchestrating a coup d’etat after an opposition leader publicly announced he was now president. In a televised broadcast from the presidential palace late on Wednesday, Maduro accused the opposition of seeking to stage a coup with the support of the US, which he said was seeking to govern Venezuela from Washington. “We’ve had enough interventionism, here we have dignity, damn it,” said an angry Maduro. “Here is a people willing to defend this land,” said the beleaguered leader, ... more
  • 12 months I’ve won my fight against depression – Pappy Kojo StarrFM -Ent
    Prolific Fante rapper Pappy Kojo has said he has won his fight over depression. The rapper who has been off the music scene for a while, owing to the fact that he had to battle depression, has disclosed that he has succeeded. He made this revelation in a chat with Berla Mundi on the Starr Drive Wednesday. He said “I’m happy, I’m good now. I didn’t know how else I was gonna learn and grow. Right now it’s like I know what I’m doing. I’m aware of what I’m doing.” The rapper said his depression had nothing to do with ... more
  • 12 months US comedian Kevin Barnett dies aged 32 StarrFM -Ent
    US comedian Kevin Barnett has died at the age of 32. He was known for co-creating the Fox series Rel and as a writer on TV comedies including Broad City, as well as for his routines as a stand-up. Barnett was reportedly on holiday in Mexico when he died, but the cause of death is not yet known. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and client Kevin Barnett,” his talent agency UTA wrote on Twitter. “He was an incredible talent and a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.” Barnett’s last Instagram post ... more
  • 12 months Don’t Yield to Amidu – Ayariga advices MTN over call records StarrFM -Politics
    Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga has cautioned telecom giant MTN not to hastily succumb to the request by the Special Prosecutor to provide details of his alleged conversation with an official of the Ghana Revenue Authority. An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday ordered the Managing Director of Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) to produce audio conversation of Mahama Ayariga, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central and an officer of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). The court gave the order at the request of Special Prosecutor (SP) Mr Martin Alamisi Burns Kaiser Amidu. Mr Amidu told the Accra Circuit Court “2” presided ... more
  • 12 months Nigerian police officer tells gays: Leave country StarrFM -World
    A high-ranking Nigerian policewoman has warned gay people living in the country to leave or risk criminal prosecution. Dolapo Badmos, a Chief Superintendent and spokeswoman for the Lagos State Police Command, made the comments on her personal Instagram account, which is set to private and has 125,000 followers. “If you’re homosexually inclined, Nigeria is not a place for you,” Badmos wrote last week. “There is a law (Same-sex Prohibition Act) here that criminalizes homosexual clubs, associations, and organizations with penalties of up to 14yeats (sic) in jail. “So if you are homosexual in nature, leave ... more
  • 12 months Kvitova blazes past Collins into Australian Open final StarrFM -Sports
    Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova reached her first Australian Open final on Thursday as unheralded American debutant Danielle Collins wilted in intense heat at Melbourne Park. Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova stormed home 7-6 (7/2), 6-0 to set up a meeting with either fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova, seeded seventh, or Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka in the decider. Collins was matching Kvitova until play was interrupted late in the first set while the roof on Rod Laver Arena was closed as the temperature soared past 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 Farenheit). Kvitova said until then she was struggling to find her best ... more
  • 12 months CAF CC: Cameroon’s Coton Sport file protest against Kotoko StarrFM -Sports
    Cameroonian side Coton Sport Garoua have launched a protest against Asante Kotoko over claims of “irregularities” of Kwame Bonsu. Cotton Sport, after their two-legged encounter in the playoff phase of the Confederation Cup against Kotoko, alleges that the player was used in an unqualified jersey. Reports in Cameroon are that the Cameroonian Football Federation together with the leadership of the club have petitioned CAF to sanction the Porcupine Warriors In a 7-page document signed by the president of Coton Sport Garoua and the Secretary General of the Cameroon Football Federation, Benjamin Didier Banlock, the club explains purported irregularities about Kwame ... more
  • 12 months Hearts News: Coach Seth Hoffman sacked StarrFM -Sports
    Accra Hearts of Oak have parted ways with Coach Seth Hoffman by mutual consent, the club has officially announced. The Phobians had announced a massive shake-up at the clubs’s technical department at the request of new coach Kim Grant. A statement from the club reads: “The Management of Hearts Of Oak wishes to inform the sporting public especially football fans that Coach Seth Hoffman is no longer with the Club. “We thank him for his services and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.” Hoffman, who was in charge of Hearts’ youth side, Auroras ,became the club’s stop-gap coach ... more
  • 12 months Copa Del Rey: Barcelona’s KP Boateng debut ends in defeat to Sevilla StarrFM -Sports
    Ghana and Barcelona forward Kevin Prince Boateng made his Barcelona debut on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter final as the Catalans lost 2-0 to Sevilla. Having joined the champions from Sassuolo on Tuesday, the 31 year old played 63 minutes last night before he was replaced by Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez. Barcelona’s four-year dominance of the Copa del Rey however, looks to be jeopardy after the first leg defeat to the Los Rojiblancos. Forward Pablo Sarabia blasted home Quincy Promes’ cross to put the hosts ahead. And Wissam Ben Yedder slid in at ... more
  • 12 months Higuain given ‘cursed’ Chelsea No 9 shirt StarrFM -Sports
    Argentina striker, Gonzalo Higuain, on Wednesday joined Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season. The 31-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Italian side Juventus and was given the given the No 9 shirt. He had spent the first half of the campaign on loan at AC Milan where he scored eight goals. A proven goalscorer throughout his career, Higuain arrived the London club with a wealth of experience at the highest level having consistently shown his attacking quality during spells in Argentina, Spain and Italy. The Blues fans will, however, hope he succeeds where others have failed. Among ... more
  • 12 months NDC Releases balloting order for Presidential primaries StarrFM -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday announced the balloting order for its flagbearer election with Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and flagbearer hopeful Alban Bagbin getting the number one spot. Nurudeen Iddrisu picked the 2nd spot with former President John Mahama, Sly Mensah, Spio Garbrah, Goosie Tanoh and Joshua Alabi settling for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th spots. The election which was slated for Saturday, January 26 has been postponed to February 23 for the party to settle the court case brought against it by two aggrieved members of the party. Two members of the party, Mr ... more
  • 12 months Legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi dies StarrFM -Ent

    Zimbabwean music legend Oliver Mtukudzi has died. He passed away this afternoon at the Avenues Hospital in Harare. He was 66.

    Mtukudzi has been battling ill health for quite some time and had to cancel a number of musical bookings around the world as a result.

    His afro-jazz music crossed continents creating a huge base of fans around the world.

    The prolific artist made more than 60 albums and one of his most famous songs – Todii – describes in both Shona and English how the HIV/Aids epidemic has devastated communities.

    He came to prominence ... more

  • 12 months I’m not breaking away from NDC – Rawlings StarrFM -Politics
    Former president JJ Rawlings has on Wednesday denied reports he is breaking away from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to form a new political party. Media reports have it that the former military leader is masterminding the formation of a new party with some leading members of the Umbrella family. The founder of the largest opposition party urged the “general public to treat the report with the utmost disregard and contempt.” “The carefully crafted falsehood is unfortunately the creation of a small element within the NDC keen on manipulating the minds of party faithful,” a statement from his office said. ... more
  • 12 months Beckham buys stake in non-league Salford City StarrFM -Sports
    David Beckham has bought a stake in English non-league side Salford City, following in the footsteps of his former Manchester United teammates in the “Class of 92”. The 43-year-old has joined former United teammates Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt and secured a 10 per cent stake in the club. The “Class of 92” now own 60 per cent of the club but Singapore businessman Peter Lim remains the largest shareholder, with the remaining 40 per cent. “It’s a proud moment for me to join Peter Lim and the ‘Class of 92’ lads as an ... more
  • 12 months Fans baffled as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah goes offline StarrFM -Sports
    Fans were left baffled on Wednesday after Liverpool’s star Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah appeared to have deleted all of his social media accounts where his followers number in the millions. The Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts of Salah, who is idolised in Egypt and Liverpool, went offline without warning a day after he posted a cryptic tweet. “2019 Resolution: Time to get in touch, for real,” said the final tweet, screenshots of which were shared widely on social media. Those navigating to his Twitter account on Wednesday could only see a message reading “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”. On ... more
  • 12 months U-20 AFCON: Ghana’s Najeeb, Leveh and Yeboah dropped final list StarrFM -Sports
    Ghana’s U-20 head coach,Jimmy Cobblah has excluded former U-17 duo Gabriel Leveh and Najeeb Yakubu as well as Manchester City kid Amankwah Yeboah from Ghana’s squad for the 2019 U-20 AFCON in Niger. Amankwah Yeboah, an 18-year-old centre back, joined the team last week and featured in their 2-1 defeat to Hearts of Oak at the Tema Sports Stadium on Saturday. Head coach Jimmy Cobblah believes his performance was below par in the only match he played for the team and has dropped him from the final squad. The Black Satellites are currently in Niamey camping for the start of ... more
  • 12 months Diageo appoints Gabriel Opoku-Asare as Head of Society, Africa StarrFM -Biz
    Diageo Plc has appointed Gabriel Opoku-Asare, as Head of Society (Sustainability and Responsibility) – Africa Region. His appointment takes effect from 1st February 2019. In his new role, Gabriel will lead Diageo’s Sustainability and Responsibility strategy across the beverage giants’ 13 priority markets, comprising 4 business units which are Africa Emerging Markets, East Africa, Southern Africa and Nigeria. He will also be leading the agenda to shape the future of the business and accountable for driving and leading programmes and campaigns which focus on Water, Skills, Environment and Local Raw Materials (LRM). Additionally, he will be accountable for regional supra ... more
  • 12 months Webster University Ghana Introduces Weekend MBA program StarrFM -Education
    Webster University Ghana Introduces Weekend MBA program Webster University Ghana is making university education even more accessible with the introduction of the Weekend MBA program at its campus in East Legon, Accra. The weekend MBA provides working professionals with the opportunity to attend lectures once a week on Saturdays, making it easier to work as they earn their post-graduate degree in just 14-months. “Offering a Saturday program opens the door for students whose schedules would not normally permit them to attend classes during the week,” said Christa Sanders, Campus Director of Webster University Ghana. “Access to quality American education is ... more
  • 12 months Aussie Open: Djokovic into Australian Open semi-final after injured Nishikori retires StarrFM -Sports
    World number one Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open semi-finals in a hurry Wednesday as an ailing Kei Nishikori retired when losing 6-1, 4-1. Nishikori had endured three five-set epics during a marathon 13hr 47min on court before the quarter-final clash and suffered a thigh injury in the first set. Top seed Djokovic will meet 28th seed Lucas Pouille on Friday after the Frenchman reached his first Grand Slam semi-final by ousting Milos Raonic in four sets. Source:AFP ... more
  • 12 months I once hid in laundry basket to dodge match ban – Mourinho StarrFM -Sports
    Former Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, has said that he once got round a two-match ban by hiding in a laundry basket so he could give a team-talk before a Champions League match. Mourinho, sacked by Manchester United in December 2018, told BeIN Sports on Saturday how he skirted a touchline suspension on the eve of the 2005 quarter-final against Bayern Munich by getting the Chelsea kit man to help him stow away in the basket. “I go to the dressing room during the day so I was there from midday and the game is seven o’clock. I just want ... more
  • 12 months Aussie Open: I’m so close and I just want to keep going – Osaka StarrFM -Sports
    Japan’s Naomi Osaka said she felt another Grand Slam title was close after routing an injured Elina Svitolina to reach the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday. The US Open champion cruised past the Ukrainian sixth seed 6-4, 6-1 and said she was hungry for more success ahead of a final four clash with Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova Osaka, 21, seeded fourth this year, denied the pressure created by her breakthrough win at Flushing Meadows last year was getting to her and she was enjoying herself at Melbourne Park. “I know that a few months ago I would have given anything ... more
  • 12 months Brexit: Delay is ‘most likely’ option, says former chancellor StarrFM -World
    Former Chancellor George Osborne has said delaying the UK’s exit from the EU is now the “most likely” option. The UK has to choose between no deal – which he compared to Russian roulette – or no Brexit for now, he told the BBC. MPs are proposing alternative plans to the PM’s deal with the EU, including seeking an extension to the UK’s exit date – it is due to leave on 29 March. But the prime minister has said the “right way” to rule out no-deal Brexit is to approve her withdrawal agreement. ‘Russian roulette’ Theresa May has said it ... more
  • 12 months Chris Brown: US singer released in Paris rape inquiry StarrFM -Ent
    US singer Chris Brown has been released without charge in Paris after being questioned on suspicion of rape, French police say. An investigation into the alleged incident is continuing, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. The star and two other men were arrested on Monday after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was assaulted in a hotel in the city earlier this month. After his release, Brown took to social media to deny any wrongdoing. “I want to make it perfectly clear, this is false,” he wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture that said: “This bitch lyin’.” He added in all-capitals: “I ... more
  • 12 months I’m not forming new political party – Kunbuor StarrFM -Politics
    A former Minister of Defence Dr Benjamin Kunbuor has rubbished reports he is conspiring with ex-president Rawlings and other leading members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to form a breakaway party. Describing the stories as vicious, Dr. Kunbuor said “there is a hidden agenda” to smear him ahead of the election of the flagbearer of the largest opposition party. He has given originators of the story a seven-day ultimatum to retract the story. Below is the full unedited statement of Dr. Kunbuor: PRESS STATEMENT BY DR. BENJAMIN KUNBUOR RE: “EXCLUSIVE: RAWLINGS INSTIGATES BEN KUNBUOR, ALHAJI PMC, NUAMAH DONKOR AND ... more
  • 12 months Bawumia jets off for 2019 World Economic Forum StarrFM -Biz
    Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is off to Davos, Switzerland to attend the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meetings. The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting brings together leaders of global society including the heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations, the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders, and the disruptive voices of the Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Technology Pioneers. While in Davos, Dr Bawumia will participate in a series of discussions and also meet with a number of world ... more
  • 12 months Ronaldo avoids jail, fined €3.57m for tax fraud StarrFM -Sports
    Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay €3.57m ($4.1m) for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid. The court sentenced him to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduced to a fine of €365,000, which adds on to another penalty of €3.2m, the sentence read. A court spokesman said he did not know whether this would be added on to the € 8.8m that Ronaldo had agreed to pay Spain’s taxman under a deal reached in June with the player’s lawyers. Ronaldo, who last year joined Italian ... more
  • 12 months Mikel undergoes medical at Middlesbrough StarrFM -Sports
    Mikel Obi is undergoing a medical at Middlesbrough ahead of signing for the Championship club. SunSport understands the former Chelsea midfielder, 31, travelled from London to the north-east on Monday after agreeing personal terms. Two-time Premier League winner Mikel is set to join the Championship club after spending the past two years at Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League. Roma and Wolfsburg registered an interest but the Nigerian international wanted to return to England, where his wife and two young children are based. Mikel will be part of a Tony Pulis side looking to bring Premier League football back ... more
  • 12 months Australian Open: Pliskova slays Serena to set up Osaka semi-final StarrFM -Sports
    Serena Williams’s bid to equal Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles was brought to a shuddering halt in sensational style on Wednesday by Karolina Pliskova, who will face Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semi-finals. he American great had beaten world number one Simona Halep in the fourth round but folded against the big-serving Czech seventh seed, who saved four match points before winning 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 under the hot Melbourne sun. It was a gut-wrenching defeat for the 37-year-old, who battled back from a set down and was leading 5-1 in the third and serving for the match, ... more
  • 12 months Obuasi Gold mine to employ over 2k people – Akufo-Addo StarrFM -Politics
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has re-opened the Anglogold Ashanti gold mine in Obuasi, which had been closed since 2014. Addressing the Chiefs and people of Obuasi, on Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019, Akufo-Addo noted that upon his assumption of office, a series of discussions and negotiations took place, the end-result being the re-development project of the Obuasi mine. “In order to help Anglogold Ashanti secure the needed investment for this project, Government had to provide a number of fiscal incentives, and guarantee the stability of the project against changes in the legal environment, especially in the early years of the ... more
  • 12 months NPP invades Awayaso West Wuogon ahead of by-election StarrFM -Politics
    In what could be described as a total blitz and invasion, the NPP government led by the Vice President, Dr Bawumia, and the NPP Party led by its National Organizer Sammi Awuku and Youth Organizer Nana Boakye stormed the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency on Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th January 2019. Also, 6 am in participation were NPP Volunteer groups led by the Professionals for Change and NPP Loyal Ladies. The invasion started with a mammoth walk through the principal streets of the constituency led by the Vice President and the NPP candidate for the constituency’s by-election Lydia Alhassan. In ... more
  • 12 months Mastercard fined £504m for competition breach StarrFM -Biz
    The European Commission has fined Mastercard €573m ($650m, £504m) for anti-competitive behaviour. It said Mastercard had prevented retailers using cheaper banking services outside their home country. Prior to 2015, Mastercard obliged banks receiving card payments to use a fee set in their home country, even if cheaper rates were available elsewhere in the European Union. Mastercard said the closure of the case was an important milestone. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: “European consumers use payment cards every day, when they buy food or clothes or make purchases online. “By preventing merchants from shopping around for better conditions offered by banks in ... more
  • 12 months Huge odds on Hudson-Odoi to leave Chelsea and join Bayern as he rejects £85k per week deal StarrFM -Sports
    Reports in the UK suggest Chelsea winger,Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to reject a deal worth £85k per week in order to wait and join Bayern Munich.  Mybet.Africa has placed huge odds behind the youngster in various possible moves including a likely switch of nationality to play for Ghana’s senior national team in 2019 ( player special). is the only bookmaker offering huge odds on Hudson-Odoi’s move. Odoi’s existing contract expires next year, and if Chelsea are unable to convince him to sign a new one, then they may have no choice but to sell the player in the coming summer transfer window.This latest ... more
  • 12 months GUBA foundation donates 100 desks to Tolon SHS StarrFM -Education
    GUBA Foundation, a subsidiary of GUBA Enterprise on Friday, 18th of January 2019, donated 100 study desks and three cupboards to Tolon Senior High School, located in the Tolon-Kumbungu district in the North Region of Ghana. The need for this donation exercise arose after a news report on the plight of the school. In the report, over 200 first-year students who had reported to the school under the double-track system were yet to receive active teaching and learning due to the lack of study desks and inadequate classrooms. They had to resort to squatting or using gallons as makeshift chairs ... more
  • 12 months US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban StarrFM -World
    The United States Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to enforce his policy of banning certain transgender people from the military. The court voted 5-4 to grant a Trump administration request to lift injunctions blocking the policy while challenges continue in lower courts. The four liberal judges on the court opposed the ruling. The policy prohibits “transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition” from serving. The president announced on Twitter in 2017 that the country would no longer “accept or allow” transgender Americans to serve in the military, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. Former defence secretary ... more
  • 12 months I’ve not come to play in starting line-up- KP Boateng StarrFM -Sports
    Barcelona’s new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng accepts he has joined the club to be a back-up after the 31-year-old was officially unveiled at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. Boateng has moved to Barca from Italian side Sassuolo on a six-month loan deal worth an initial one million euros, with the option to buy for eight million euros in the summer. He will provide cover up front for Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi after Munir El Haddadi was sold to Sevilla earlier this month. Ernesto Valverde’s side have already played 31 games this season and, as well as leading the title race ... more
  • 12 months E/R: Parents refuse to enrol wards at deprived school StarrFM -Education
      Parents at Ziga—a community in the Afram Plains South District—are reluctant to enrol their wards into the only school in the community due to its deplorable condition and inadequate teachers. Ziga D/A Primary School was built 20 years ago by the community members in their quest to provide education for their children. Despite being absolved by government nothing has been done to improve the mud infrastructure of the school. Residents periodically use mud to patch cracks developed in the building to avert collapse. Currently, the school operates from class one to three. Parents bypass it to enrol their children ... more
  • 12 months Over US$100m lost to cyber fraud in two years StarrFM -Biz
    With Ghana seeking to advance its ‘digital economy’, cybersecurity experts have said that a lot more effort will be required to ensure the country’s readiness to take on the threats that come with digitisation. At an Internet penetration rate of 35 percent – three million yearly growth since 2015 – in a population of about 29.2 million, it is feared that failure to implement some basic Internet security protocols could deepen the vulnerability levels of many people in cyberspace, including organisations. For instance, it emerged that about 60 percent of cases reported to the police, as at August 2018, were ... more
  • 1 year Chris Brown is arrested in Paris for ‘rape’ StarrFM -Ent
    R&B singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape. A 24-year-old woman is said to have accused Brown of raping her on the evening of January 15 at a hotel in the French capital. Two police officials said Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris today after a woman filed a rape complaint. Brown was detained on Monday and is still in custody Tuesday while police study the complaint, they said. One of the others detained is said to be Brown’s bodyguard, according to one of the police officials. The French edition of Closer ... more
  • 1 year Aussie Open: Greek sensation Tsitsipas into first Slam semi-final StarrFM -Sports
    Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas showed resilience and maturity on Tuesday to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) win over Roberto Bautista Agut. Roger Federer’s conqueror had to contend with dropping his serve early in each of the first three sets to the Spanish 22nd seed before coming through in 3hr 15min. “It all feels like a fairytale almost,” he said after holding his head in his hands in disbelief and sinking to the floor on Rod Laver Arena. “I’m just living the dream, living what I’ve been working hard for,” Tsitsipas added. “I feel a bit emotional ... more
  • 1 year Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court StarrFM -Sports
    Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman. As part of an agreement arranged in June with the former Real Madrid hero’s lawyers, prosecutors are also asking that the Portuguese attacker, who last summer left the Spanish capital for Italian champions Juventus, be handed a 23-month jail sentence. However, Ronaldo would not spend a day in prison as sentences of up to two years are generally not enforced in Spain for first-time ... more
  • 1 year Official: Ghana’s KP Boateng to wear number 19 at Barcelona StarrFM -Sports
    Ghana International Kevin-Prince Boateng will wear the number 19 shirt at new club Barcelona after completing his loan switch from Italian side Sassuolo on Monday night. Boateng, 31, arrives to bolster Barca’s forward line after the sale of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla earlier this month. Munir’s exit left the La Liga leaders without a backup for Luis Suarez and coach Ernesto Valverde has been open about his desire for the club to add another body in January. After starting his career at Hertha Berlin, in the city where he was born, Boateng, whose brother Jerome plays for Bayern Munich, has spent time in ... more
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