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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Massive Flood and Explosion in Ghana Wipes out 150, 3 days mourning declared

Photo by Joy FM 99.7

Due to the two day rains and following floods in the capital of Accra, Ghana, the worst has happened.

Even though there have been recorded deaths year after year because of poor drainage systems in the city, nothing seemed to have changed and the deaths had to happen again this year.

On tuesday night, there was an explosion at a filling station which killed 96 people on the spot. A few were injured but now, the total number of deaths has risen to 150.

The Ghanaian president has declared 3-days of mourning for victims of the disasters. The Government has also released GHS 60 million to support flood victims and rescue efforts. 

We pray the souls of the departed will rest in peace.

Other photos from the flood.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Kim Kardashian is pregnant! Reality TV star reveals she's finally expecting baby number two with Kanye West

OMG... Kim Kardashian is Pregnant.

Kim, 34, dropped the bombshell at the end of Sunday's mid-season finale of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians show on E!

In a teaser clip for the rest of the season, Kim is seen being told she's expecting again during a doctor's appointment.

The excited and happy reality star tells her stunned sister Khloe: 'I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant!' 

The brunette beauty has had a difficult time falling pregnant for a second time and has documented her fertility struggles on the reality series. 

She and Kanye, 37, have been doing everything possible to have another child.

But on Sunday's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she was seen talking about how 'exhausted' she is by all the procedures, which included repeated ovulation tests and a biopsy,  and said she was close to giving up.

We are indeed happy for the couple.

Photo credits:
Daily Mail

Monday, 5 January 2015

First Baby of 2015 in US

On 1st of January 2015, the first 2015 baby was born in the United States and even though it was a boy, he was Ghanaian.

Young Okatakyie Yaw Afiriyie Asare who was born to Bertha Asare weighed 7 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was born in the Mother Baby Centre, Minneapolis.

2015 1st Baby

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Lindsay Lohan Contracts Painful Virus While Vacationing In French Polynesia

Earlier, Lindsay Lohan contracted Chikungunya, an incurable virus transmitted by infected mosquitos, while vacationing in French Polynesia. The 28-year-old revealed she had caught the virus on her Twitter account on Saturday, warning her 8.6 million followers to use bug spray.

World Health Organization (WHO) describes Chikungunya as a viral disease that causes fever and severe joint pain. Because the virus has no cure, treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms, which could also include muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, headache and rash. According to WHO, severe complications are rare and most infected people will recover fully, though some may have lasting joint pain for several months or years.

Despite the setback, Lohan is maintaining a positive attitude. She posted an Instagram photo alongside pals on Monday with an optimistic caption:

The "Mean Girls" star touched down in Los Angeles on Dec. 30, but she has gorgeous photos to remember the good times from her two-week getaway. Check out some of her fabulous photos from the trip below:

Get well soon, Lindsay!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick welcome new baby

On Sunday, 13th of December, 2014, Scott and Kourtney welcomed their third baby who is actually their second son. 
For now, the baby's name has not been revealed but as long as it's a bundle of joy we're discussing, we wish them all the congrats in the world. 

We also look forward to an awesome name... Kardashian Expertise.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The EXOPA CEO, Mr. Ibrahim Sima Passes Away

Photo Coutesy MyJoyOnline

The CEO of a 'Popularly known' Modeling Agency, EXOPA, has been buried today after he passed away five days ago at the Nsawam Prisions in the Eastern Region from an injury he incurred during a football game.

Mr Ibrahim Sima was arrested on September 7, 2009 after a search for drugs at the Kotoka International Airport. He now lays at the Tema Community 9 Cemetery.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here’s some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.
Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.
One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be Google, a letter, asking that they cut him some slack with the work schedule.

The letter reads:
Dear Google Worker,
Can you please make sure when daddy goes to work, he gets one day off. Like he can get a day off on Wednesday. Because daddy only gets a day off on Saturday.
From, Katie
P.S. It is Daddy’s BIRTHDAY
P.P.S. It is summer, you know
 This was the reply from her dad's boss:

I think its totally adorable.

Story by: 
Karyne Levy, Business Insider

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Young Ghanaian Talent Advises the Danish Government

Elvis Kyere-Gyeabour, 27 from Ghana recently had an unusual opportunity. As member of a corps of dedicated, international, young people called the Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps he temporarily got the chance to act as an adviser to the government of Denmark on how to attract international talents.    

On 26th April a group of dedicated international, young talents met in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark with H.R.H. Prince Joachim of Denmark. One of them was Elvis Kyere-Gyeabour form Ghana.

“It was an honor to meet HRH Prince Joachim in person. And an even greater experience to be part of a group giving advice to the Danish government in an area of great political attention in Denmark: How to attract more well educated, international talents,” says Elvis Kyere-Gyeabour.

Elvis Kyere-Gyeabour is part of a group called the Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps, a group of all together 350 young international people activating their network to promote Denmark to peers in their home countries. The objective is to create bilateral student mobility opportunities and global careers.

”With the Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps we are engaging international talents all over the world. In today’s global economy, talent mobility is a huge driver for intercultural exchange, innovation and exports. By working closely with our youth ambassadors, we are connecting Denmark with the home countries of our youth ambassadors on a people to people level, which already is showing great results,” HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark said when attending the summit.

Advising the Danish government

When 160 of the Youth Ambassadors – including Elvis Kyere-Gyeabour - met on the 26th of April they at the same time handed over a number of recommendations to the Danish government and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials.

“Knowledge and competencies are drivers for future growth. Denmark has international competitive strongholds within labour market flexibility, research and higher education, and great conditions for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. I am pleased to see how Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps engages international talents from all over the world,” says Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of Denmark, Mogens Jensen.  And he continues:

“In today’s global economy, attraction of highly qualified and skilled labour is crucial for international competiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship. By working closely with international students, we are connecting Denmark with the home countries of our youth ambassadors on a people to people level, which has already shown positive results.”

Some of the recommendations given by the Youth Goodwill Ambassadors and Elvis Kyere-Gyeabour to the Danish government are:

  • Work-life balance, work-life balance and work-life balance. It is the main reason that talent pursues a career in Denmark. Denmark’s international communication should be even clearer about the unique opportunity in Denmark of being able to have an exciting career and a family life without compromise.

- 68.9 percent rated work-life balance as the primary reason that they will pursue a career in Denmark after completing their studies.

  • International students would like to work in Denmark, but after graduating it takes them longer to find a job than they can afford financially or visa entitles them to stay. Help them find a student job so that they can stay in Denmark and also create value from day 1.

- 80 percent would like to have a student 
job in Denmark.

  • Many international students would like to start our own business, so strengthen the conditions that allow them to become entrepreneurs and make sure that they can obtain a residence permit as self-employed. 

- 29.7 percent would like to start their 
own business in Denmark

“I found it a great privilege to have attended the Youth Ambassador Summit 2014 providing the Danish Government with me and my fellow ambassadors opinions on how Denmark can get even better at attracting talents and well educated people from around the globe,” says Elvis Kyere-Gyeabour.

The Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps

The Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps is founded by Copenhagen Capacity, Wonderful Copenhagen, Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador Corps and the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalization. Partner institutions include Copenhagen University, Aarhus University, Aalborg University, Copenhagen Business School and the Technical University of Denmark.


Morten King-Grubert
Talent Attraction
Head of Department

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

L'Wren Scott's Apparent Suicide and 7 More Shocking Deaths in the Fashion World

The news that L'Wren Scott had been found dead in her New York apartment this morning came as a complete gut-check -- and with all indications being that she took her own life, her passing only becomes all the more mysterious as those who knew and loved her start looking for answers. But as has been the case for centuries with any creative pursuit and the people who do the creating, fashion has hardly wanted for tragic figures. Whether it was a death that came at an artist's own hands or a star-crossed twist of fate that senselessly pulled a visionary into the history books before his or her time, here are seven more shocking deaths that rocked the fashion world:
1. Alexander McQueen: The British designer who made skull prints a thing committed suicide in 2011 when he was only 40 and seemingly still at the top of his game, with a devoted celebrity  clientele and a Paris Fashion Week show days away. At an inquest held that April, it was heard that McQueen, depressed and "overwhelmed with grief" following the death of his mother, had taken cocaine, tranquilizers and sleeping pills before hanging himself at his London flat. Despite being in debt when he died, the Alexander McQueen luxury brand lives on, with boutiques around the world and creative director Sarah Burton continuing to send collections down the runway. Burton designed Kate Middleton's instant-classic wedding dress and Savage Beauty, a 2011 retrospective of McQueen's work at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, was one of the museum's most successful exhibits ever.
2. Gianni Versace: The famed Italian designer was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion after returning from a walk in 1997. He was 50, shot to death by Andrew Cunanan, who, it later turned out, killed at least four other people during a three-month period that year. Cunanan fatally shot himself eight days after killing Versace. The luxury brand has only grown over the years under the charge of Gianni's sister, Donatella Versace. "Gianni was amazing," Donatella later told New York magazine about her brother. "He really was amazing. But if he wasn't like that, he wouldn't have reached what he reached in such a short time...He was my best friend. I really loved him. I couldn't find a reason why he was killed. This was a horrible murder, and this company he created, they were looking at me like, 'What's she gonna do? The king is dead.'"
3. Isabella Blow: The troubled style icon and fashion editor killed herself in 2007 at the age of 48 by drinking weed killer. She had attemped suicide multiple times before, including once by jumping off of an elevated road in London, which left her with two broken ankles. Sadly, she was a close confidante of Alexander McQueen's (she basically discovered him), and her death shook him deeply. Instead of a floral arrangement, a Philip Treacy hat graced the coffin at her funeral that May, and Anna Wintour was among those who spoke at a big memorial held, fittingly, in September.
4. Gia Carangi: One of the world's first supermodels, the Philadelphia-born beauty graced numerous major magazine covers between 1979 and 1982 and appeared in ads for the likes of Christian Dior, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. But her star burned for only a short while before being snuffed out completely: Gia battled heroin addiction and died of AIDS in 1986 when she was 26. Angelina Jolie won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries for her performance of the ultimately ruined beauty in the HBO movie Gia.
5. Helmut Newton: The acclaimed fashion photographer was killed in 2004 when his car spun out of control and rammed into a wall outside the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. At 83, the German-born artist had had a prolific and long career, but what a sudden demise. The hotel's ghosts also include that of John Belushi, who OD'd in Bungalow No. 3 in 1982.
6. Ossie Clark: The British designer, known for flowing, ethereal styles, was a favorite of Mick Jagger and then-wife Bianca back in the swinging '60s. His celebrity waned in the 1980s, when punk became the fashion, especially in London, but his vintage pieces remain sought after to this day. Clark is missing out on the rejuvenated popularity of his clothes: He was 54 when he was stabbed to death in his flat by a former lover, Diego Cogolato. The 28-year-old Cogolato was convicted of manslaughter.
7. Sylvie Cachay: The up-and-coming swimwear designer was 33 when she was strangled and left in an overflowing bathtub in her room at NYC's Soho House by off-and-on boyfriend Nicholas Brooks in 2010. He was convicted of second-degree murder last year and
sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Story by
Natalie Fin, E! Online