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R. Kelly Chicago sexual abuse charges dropped, but may never leave prison

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R. Kelly Chicago sexual abuse charges dropped, but may never leave prison

 

The Cook County state’s attorney says ‘ justice has been served ’ formerly and the decision will let her concentrate ‘ limited ’ coffers on helping victims in other cases

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A top Chicago prosecutor said her office will be dropping sexual abuse charges against R. Kelly because the songster is formerly likely to spend the rest of his life in captivity following his persuasions in civil courts.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said she’ll ask a judge on Tuesday to dismiss charges of irritated felonious sexual assault and irritated felonious sexual abuse that her office filed against Kelly in 2019.

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Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was condemned of coitus trafficking and wrongdoing by a New York civil court in 2021, and latterly doomed to 30 times in captivity. After a separate trial in Illinois, a civil jury set up Kelly shamefaced in September of three counts of pressing minors into sexual exertion and three counts of producing coitus videotapes involving a minor.

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His sentencing in that case is anticipated coming month, and he faces a minimum of 10 to 90 times in captivity, according to prosecutors there.

Under these conditions, and facing what she described as “ limited ” coffers, Foxx on Monday said she made the decision to drop her office’s charges against Kelly, and to rather concentrate on chancing “ justice for other victims of sexual abuse. ” “Mr. Kelly is potentially looking at noway walking out of captivity again for the crimes that he’s married, ” Foxx said at a news conference. “ We believe that justice has been served. ”

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A counsel representing Kelly, Jennifer Bonjean, told the Associated Press she was “ pleased ” with the prosecutors ’ decision. “ He only has one life to give. So I do n’t know how numerous rulings upon rulings would satisfy people, ” Bonjean
added.

Kelly is being held in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, records show. The move to drop state charges in Illinois is the rearmost development in a times-long legal battle to hold Kelly responsible for what prosecutors have described as his decades-long sexual and physical abuse of women and girls. Over the course of Kelly’s civil trial in New York, 11 appellants witnessed against him, and some 50 substantiations handed substantiation. Kelly has denied the allegations and said he plans to appeal his conviction.

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The Cook County prosecutors intimately called for any victims to come forward, and in erecting their case, reckoned on the evidence of three appellants — two of whom were minors when they said Kelly constantly sexually abused them — and the evidence of a substantiation who gave the State’s Attorney Office a videotape said to have shown Kelly having coitus with a 14- time-old girl.

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On Monday, Foxx who has said that she’s a survivor of sexual assault — praised the appellants ’ “ courage ” in coming forward with their stories, and conceded that her decision to drop the charges against Kelly “ may be disappointing ” to “ those seeking to have their day in court then, in Illinois. ”
Dropping the charges doesn’t mean prosecutors view the appellants ’ evidence as any lower “ believable, ” Foxx said. “ occasionally, justice is served — indeed when there’s no conviction, ” she added. But she conceded that while some of the appellants were satisfied with the outgrowth, others were not. The Cook County State’s Attorney Office filed its charge against Kelly in 2019, after the release of the Continuance talkie “ SurvivingR. Kelly, ” which featured several of his appellants. But the allegations had been an open secret long before that, according to colorful news examinations, including from the Chicago Sun- Times.

In 2008, Kelly was acquitted of child- pornography crimes. The Washington Post reported in 2018 that “ for further than two decades, the recording assiduity turned a eyeless eye to Kelly’s geste
as his career continued to thrive and he was swung every luxury of a map- beating megastar. ”

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Kelly still faces harlotry charges in Hennepin County,Minn. but, like the Cook County case, the civil trials against Kelly have taken priority.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com

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AMG Deuces joins Pizzaman-Chickenman

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AMG Deuces joins Pizzaman-Chickenman

 

 

On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at their headquarters in Osu, Pizzaman-Chickenman proudly introduced Ghanaian social media star AMG Deuces as the new brand ambassador.
Since it began doing business in Ghana in 2020, Pizzaman Chickeman has become a popular among Ghanaians.

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Their menu offers a wide variety of choices, from different pizza variants to their well-known jollof and fried rice from Ghana.

AMG Deuces offers the brand a new and exciting perspective because of its active involvement in the social media and entertainment worlds.

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We are thrilled to have AMG Deuces join the Pizzaman-Chickenman family as our brand ambassador. This relationship is expected to increase Pizzaman-Chickenman’s visibility and reach within the Ghanaian market and beyond.

 

AMG Dueces Joins Pizzaman

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Everything is love over here. Nii Antiye Amoo Quaye, Head of Marketing & Branding, Pizzaman-Chickenman, expressed his excitement for spending time with you and your fans.
I’m absolutely happy to be working with Pizzaman-Chickenman on this project, he said when questioned about it.

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It has always been a desire of mine to work for a large organization like Pizzaman-Chikenman. They aim for perfection in all areas of their profession, just like in the kitchen, and I can really relate to that. We’ll create something exceptional together! AMG Deuces reported.

 

Stay tuned as Pizzaman-Chickenman and AMG Deuces embark on this exciting journey together, creating delicious memories and fostering a deeper connection with the vibrant Ghanaian food culture.

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Customers can order by calling their hotline; 0302753430 or texting them via Whatsapp on 0553871228.  Check out their menu via menu.ceqalimited.com

For more information about PizzaMan-ChickenMan’s reach out to them on their Social media platforms; Instagram @pizzamanchickenman , Twitter @pizzamanghana , Facebook Pizzaman ChickenMan , TikTok @pizzamanchickenman_ , Threads @pizzamanchickenman   

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Avance Media has released their list of 2023’s Top 100 Ghanaian Women Board Directors

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Avance Media has released their list of 2023’s Top 100 Ghanaian Women Board Directors

 

 

 

 

 

Avance Media, the top PR and ratings company in Africa, has released the Top 100 Ghanaian Women Board Directors list for 2023.
This innovative program strives to draw attention to the outstanding achievements made by women who have excelled in their respective fields via excellent leadership, creativity, and impact.

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The Top 100 Ghana’s Women Board Directors were chosen through a rigorous selection process that took into account a wide range of factors, including experience, education, longevity on the board, industry knowledge, leadership skills, remarkable effect, honors and recognition, as well as public visibility.

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According to the study, women hold 28% of board posts in Ghana, which is more than the 20% global average for such positions as reported by The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. Only 10 of the 52 Ghanaian companies featured in the survey had women serving as board chairperson, according to the report’s findings. Notably, 42% of the list’s female members are board members of banks.

The debut of the Ghana Board Diversity Awards was one of the event’s high points. The Best Gender-Inclusive Board (Private) was awarded to Media General, while the Best Gender-Inclusive Board (Public) was won by Exim Bank Ghana and the Ghana Revenue Authority. These honors highlight the efforts Ghanaian businesses have made to promote gender diversity in their leadership structures.

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The unveiling, which took place at the SB Incubator in Accra on August 14th, 2023 in Accra also featured an engaging panel discussion hosted by Prince Akpah on the pivotal role of women in board leadership. Esteemed panellists included Board Chair of Old Mutual Ghana, Hellen Amarquaye; President / Council Chair of the Institute of Directors-Ghan, Rev. (Mrs.) Angela Carmen Appiah (FIoD); and CEO of Acreaty Ghana, Elsie Appau-Klu. Their insights illuminated the significance of women’s contributions to effective corporate governance.

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On the sidelines of the event, Prince Akpah, Founder of Avance Media, remarked, “The Top 100 Ghana’s Women Board Directors list is a testament to the remarkable achievements of women leaders who continue to pave the way for others. Their dedication, expertise, and impact are instrumental in shaping the future of corporate leadership in Ghana. We believe that celebrating their accomplishments will inspire more gender-inclusive boardrooms and contribute to a diverse and prosperous business landscape.”

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The initiative is a creation of PR and rating firm, Avance Media with partnerships from Acreaty Ghana, Institute of Directors-Ghana (IoD-Gh), Business and Financial Times (BFT), EdwardsAsare.com, and Words Magazine.

Profiles of the women are published on www.avancemedia.org/gwbd 

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Below is the full list of Avance Media’s Top 100 Ghana’s Women Board Directors for 2023

  1. Abena Amoah || Central Securities Depository
  2. Abena Osei-Poku || Ghana Stock Exchange (c)
  3. Abiola Bawuah || UBA Ghana
  4. Adelaide Ahwireng || Ghana Revenue Authority
  5. Adwoa Nyantakyiwa Annan || Fidelity Bank Ghana
  6. Afua Adubea Koranteng || OmniBSIC Bank Limited
  7. Afua Asabea Asare (Dr.) || Exim Bank Ghana
  8. Afua Djimi || Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd.
  9. Akua Kuenyehia (Prof) || SC Bank Ghana
  10. Akyaa Afreh Arhin Addo-Kufuor || OmniBSIC Bank Limited
  11. Ama Boafo-Arthur (Dr.) || Graphic Communications Group
  12. Ama Gyamfuah Abrefa || Ghana National Petroleum Corporation 
  13. Ama Sarpong Bawuah || Access Bank Ghana (c)
  14. Ama Serwah Nerquaye Tetteh || Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
  15. Angela Forson || GOIL Ghana
  16. Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh || Bank of Ghana
  17. Angela Lamensdorf Ofori-Atta (Prof) || EnteRprise Group
  18. Angela Peasah || Unilever Ghana PLC
  19. Augustina Amakye (Dr.) || First Atlantic Bank 
  20. Beatrice Bridget Ofei || First National Bank Ghana 
  21. Benonita Bismarck || GCNET
  22. Carlien Dorcas Bou-Chedid (Ing.) || Electricity Company of Ghana
  23. Catherine Quaidoo || Exim Bank Ghana
  24. Christina Sutherland || SIC Insurance Company PLC 
  25. Comfort Ocran || Bank of Ghana
  26. Cynthia Forson (Dr.) || Cal Bank
  27. Dela Obeng-Sakyi || Ghana Revenue Authority
  28. Edith Dankwa (Dr.) || Unilever Ghana PLC
  29. Edith Uyovbukerhi || Old Mutual Ghana
  30. Efua Ghartey || Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
  31. Efua Preba Arkaah Greenstreet || Prudential Insurance
  32. Elaine Sam || Media General
  33. Elizabeth Akua Ohene || SSNIT (c)
  34. Elsie Addo Awadzi || Bank of Ghana
  35. Esi Tawia Addo-Ashong || Stanbic Bank Ghana (c) 
  36. Estelle Akofio-Sowah || Stanbic Bank Ghana
  37. Ethel Cofie || Old Mutual Ghana
  38. Eva Mends || Ghana Revenue Authority
  39. Evelyn Duku || UMB Bank
  40. Florence Larbi || Jospong Group
  41. Frances Adu-Mante || Absa Bank Ghana (c)
  42. Freda Yahan Duplan || Zenith Bank (c)
  43. Gloria Adjoa Owusu || Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd.
  44. Gloria Irene Amaki Payida || SSNIT
  45. Grace Amey-Obeng || Media General
  46. Hannah Brenda Amoateng || FBNBank Ghana
  47. Helen Amarquaye || Old Mutual Ghana (c)
  48. Helen Nankani || Cal Bank
  49. Irene Baaba Hagan || GT Bank Ghana
  50. Ivy Betur Naaso || SSNIT
  51. Ivy Ruby Austin || Graphic Communications Group
  52. Janet Akosua Gyasiwaa || Volta River Authority
  53. Joyce Agyeman Attafuah || BOST
  54. Joyce Rosalind Aryee (Dr.) || Volta River Authority
  55. Juliana Addo-Yobo || Prudential Bank Limited
  56. Juliana Asante || Societe Generale Ghana
  57. Juliette Modupe Tuakli (Dr.) || Zenith Bank
  58. Karen Akiwumi-Tanoh || Prudential Insurance
  59. Laurette Korkor Otchere || Societe Generale Ghana
  60. Lisa Afua Serwah Mensah || Fidelity Bank Ghana
  61. Lydia Essah || GCB Bank
  62. Lynn Allotey Gadzekpo || National Investment Bank Limited
  63. Maata Opare || Electricity Company of Ghana
  64. Mabel A. Amoatemaa Sarpong || GOIL Ghana
  65. Magdalene Harley || Donewell Insurance
  66. Maidie Elizabeth Arkutu || GT Bank Ghana
  67. Mansa Nettey || Zen Petroleum
  68. Margaret Boateng Sekyere || Societe Generale Ghana (c)
  69. Margaret Ekua Prah || Ghana Investment Promotion Council 
  70. Marian Barnor || Multimedia Ghana
  71. Mary Boakye || Development Bank Ghana
  72. Maureen Abla Amematekpor || Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd.
  73. Muriel Susan Edusei || Prudential Bank Limited (c)
  74. Naana Nsafoah Sarpong || Electricity Company of Ghana
  75. Nana Adwoa Dokua || COCOBOD
  76. Nana Ama Ayensua Saara III || GCB Bank
  77. Nana Ama Botchway   || MTN Ghana
  78. Nana Ama Tima Boakye || Bui Power Authority
  79. Nana Yaa Owusu-Ansah || Unilever Ghana PLC
  80. Nora Bannerman Abbott || Ghana Investment Promotion Council
  81. Olivia Frimpong Kwapong (Prof) || Graphic Communications Group (c)
  82. Pamela Djamson-Tettey || SIC Insurance Company PLC 
  83. Patience Akyianu || Ecobank Ghana
  84. Patience Asante || First Atlantic Bank 
  85. Pearl Nkrumah || Access Bank Ghana
  86. Rebecca Acquaah-Arhin (Dr.) || Bui Power Authority
  87. Rebecca Lomo Atswei || Starlife Assurance
  88. Regina Ohene-Darko Adutwum (Dr.) || Bank of Ghana
  89. Rosalind Nana Emela Kainyah || Cal Bank
  90. Rosemary Beryl Archer || Ghana Free Zones Authority 
  91. Rosemary Yeboah || Ecobank Ghana
  92. Rosie Ebe Arthur || MTN Ghana
  93. Rosy Fynn || First National Bank Ghana 
  94. Sarah-Mary Frimpong || Stanbic Bank Ghana
  95. Susana Alo (Dr.) || Ghana Free Zones Authority 
  96. Teresa Effie Cooke || OmniBSIC Bank Limited
  97. Thelma Efua Quaye || First Atlantic Bank 
  98. Theresa Afua Ayoade || Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
  99. Victoria Barth || Prudential Bank Limited
  100. Yvette Adounvo Atekpe || Access Bank Ghana

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Prince Akpah and ABD Traore Launch New Media WKND

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Prince Akpah and ABD Traore Launch New Media WKND

 

 

In a landmark collaboration that signals a new era for the advancement of the new media landscape in Africa, Avance Media’s founder, Prince Akpah, and WatsUp TV Founder & CEO, ABD Traore, have announced the launch of New Media WKND.

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This first-of-its-kind three-day conference is set to take place in November 2023 and promises to significantly contribute to the development of the new media industry on the continent.
As a conference, New Media WKND aims to provide an all-encompassing platform for tech geeks, industry experts, influencers, and professionals to converge, exchange insights, connect and form alliances that will boost the new media industry forward.

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According to Avance Media Managing Director, Prince Akpah, with the ever-evolving digital landscape in the world and burgeoning industry in Africa, the New Media WKND conference is strategically designed to address the latest trends, cutting-edge technologies, and best practices in digital technology innovations, artificial intelligence, social media and algorithms, digital communication, blogging, content creation, and monetization.

“This event will highlight the present state of the industry but also about envisioning its future possibilities,” he said.
On his part, founder of WatsUp TV, ABD Traore, highlighted the objective of the New Media WKND to bring together tech and digital media enthusiasts from across the African continent.
He said,

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“The conference will host a myriad of engaging activities, including enlightening presentations, thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive workshops, and captivating exhibitions.

Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to network with industry influencers and celebrities, fostering valuable connections and collaborations.”
In a move that underscores the event’s commitment to accessibility and connectivity, New Media WKND will offer free WiFi to all participants, ensuring seamless engagement throughout the conference.

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Additionally, the event will facilitate discussions with government agencies, providing them with insights into how they can better support their members in navigating the ever-evolving new media WKND

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New Media WKND is a pivotal event that signifies the dawn of a new era in the African media landscape. With its comprehensive approach to exploring and harnessing the potential of new media, this conference is poised to be a catalyst for innovation and progress.

For more information and registration visit www.newmediawknd.com

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