Man proposes to girlfriend with 25 brand new iPhone Xs

Chen Ming, a young video-game designer from Shenzen, China, recently sparked the envy of iPhone fans all around the world, after buying 25 brand new iPhone X smartphones and arranging them in a heart shape to propose to his girlfriend.

To pull of the over-the-top marriage proposal, Chen Ming pre-ordered 25 iPhone Xs, and, on November 3, when the newest Apple handheld officially launched in China, he arranged them all in the shape of a heart on a bed of red rose metals, with an engagement ring in the middle. To make sure that his girlfriend didn’t suspect a thing, Chen enlisted the help of her friends, asking them to bring her to the specified location of the surprise.

When the unsuspecting girlfriend – named only as Lee – arrived and saw the lavish display of luxury phones and Chen down on his knee holding the engagement ring, she couldn’t help but be touched by his romantic gesture and accepted his marriage proposal.



In case you’re wondering why Chen Ming opted for iPhone Xs, of all things, he and his girlfriend are apparently big fans of mobile video games. The two met two years ago through a game that Chen had developed and gaming has reportedly been a big part of their relationship ever since. But why 25 of them, though? The number was reportedly meant to symbolize Lee’s age.

So what is the lucky bride-to-be supposed to do with 25 new iPhone X smartphones? Well she and Chen decided that 25 is a bit too much for one person, so they gifted them to the friends that helped pull off the unique proposal.

Photos of the romantic iPhone X display recently went viral on Chinese social media, leaving people wondering why anyone would spend so much money on a bunch of phones when they could have bought a new car or put a down payment on a house for the same amount. Prices for the iPhone X start at 8,388 yuan in mainland China, which means Chen must have spent at least 210,000 yuan ($31,500) on them.

Chen Ming should consider himself lucky that his girlfriend accepted to be his wife. Three years ago, another Chinese man got turned down after spending nearly $100,000 on a stack of iPhone 6 phones, because his girlfriend wanted diamonds instead.


Lionel Messi enjoys Caribbean Honeymoon with wife and son

Lionel Messi is having a great week like super duper great and the celebration’s continuing for him on his honeymoon in the Caribbean.

Messi and his new wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, hit up the beach with their 2 sons for some fun in the sun … and an epic game of Smashball!!!

If it looks like the soccer star doesn’t have a care in the world, it’s probably because he signed a massive contract with FC Barcelona — $33.6 million a year through 2021 — just days after tying the knot with his childhood sweetheart.

The Football superstar got married to his childhood sweetheart on Friday night, at a ceremony in his Argentine hometown attended by some of the biggest names in soccer.

About 250 guests attended the marriage of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel.

They included Messi’s Barcelona teammates Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, who was joined by his wife, Colombian pop star Shakira. Former Messi teammates Carles Puyol and Cesc Fabregas were also in attendance.

Photos: Lionel Messi’s ‘wedding of the century’

Argentine football star Lionel Messi’s “wedding of the century” took place in his hometown of Rosario in Santa Fe Province, Argentina on Friday evening.

The couple exchanged a kiss on the red carpet. /VCG Photo

The 30-year-old Barcelona striker wed his childhood sweetheart Antonela Roccuzzo, 29, in a civil ceremony at a local luxury hotel in Rosario.

Messi and Roccuzzo pose with their marriage certificate. /VCG Photo

Celebrities and some of the biggest names in world football were among 260 guests attending the ceremony.

Past and present Barcelona team mates Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all there, as was Gerard Pique and his pop star wife Shakira.

Guests take a group photo on the red carpet. /VCG Photo

Argentina player Sergio Romero and his wife Eliana Guercio attend the wedding. /VCG Photo

Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets and his wife at the wedding. /VCG Photo

Several Premier League players also walked the red carpet, including Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

Manchester’s City footballer Argentine Sergio Aguero and his girlfriend singer Karina “La Princesita” walk the red carpet. /VCG Photo

A true love story

The couple’s wedding was long expected, as a fairy-tale love story came full-circle.

Messi and Roccuzzo met each other at the age of nine, when Messi and his friend Lucas Scaglia, the cousin of Roccuzzo, began to spend time together playing for their first football club at hometown, Newell’s Old Boys.

Messi and Roccuzzo in their childhood. /Weibo Photo

At a young age, Messi already fell in love with little Roccuzzo. Those who know Messi recall that he would write letters as a boy, stating that “One day Antonella would be my girlfriend”, Spanish daily sports newspaper Diario Sport reports.

Though Messi left his hometown to play for Barcelona, the two managed to reconnect. In 2009 during a TV interview, Messi announced he had a girlfriend in Argentina.

Roccuzzo moved to Barcelona for Messi not long after, and their relationship was unveiled by the world’s media before the 2010 World Cup.

The couple now have two children, Thiago, four, and Mateo, 21 months.

Messi with his children. /Weibo Photo

The “wedding of the century”

The news of the couple tying the knot was revealed back in January, and the wedding was called “the wedding of the year” and “the wedding of the century” by Argentina’s Clarín newspaper.

Messi and Roccuzzo after the wedding. /VCG Photo

To Rosario locals, Messi’s wedding was a big occasion. Less than two days before the wedding, the city was shielded with 300 security agents destined for a mega operation.

Police officers patrol the area of the venue. /VCG Photo

A worker does maintenance to traffic lights in front of the venue before the wedding. /VCG Photo

Artists also painted the city’s walls with murals of Messi, while young football players took to the pitch to celebrate the occasion.

Street artist Lisandro Urteaga in front of his mural of Argentine football player Lionel Messi. /VCG Photo

A boy wearing a Barcelona jersey with Lionel Messi’s name plays football outside Messi’s childhood school. /VCG Photo

Considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, Messi has won a record-breaking five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards and led Argentina to the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Last Saturday, the football star celebrated his 30th birthday.

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(CGTN Global contributed to this story)

I didn’t over dress – Adisco Headmaster

Headmaster of Adisadel College, William Kusi-Yeboah says his costume for the grand finale of the 2017 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) at the National Theatre Thursday was perfect for occasion.

“I saw some trolling on social media about my attire for the occasion but they don’t expect a whole headmaster like myself to be in T- Shirt for such a prestigious show and so I take every funny comment in good faith. For me I didn’t over dress at all” he said.

Prempeh College secured the bragging privilege as winners of the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz after beating reigning champions Adisadel College and St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School.

Mr Kusi-Yeboah represented his school in his outstanding ‘Zebra’ suit which has won the admiration of many.

The suit made him stand out very well with people mistaking him for a young Santaclausian while others loved his passion for the school.

At the end of the competition, Prempeh College obtained 53pts with St. Thomas Aquinas emerging 2nd with 51pvts, followed by Adisadel College with 31pts.

It was a tight competition as students from the three schools were engaged in a serious mind battle till the end of the final round.

This is Prempeh College’s fourth title, whereas Aquinas won in 2013 and Adisadel winning for the first time in 2016.

But speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show “Dwaso Nsem” Friday Mr. William Kusi said he is also a proud old student of the school and could not have dressed ordinarily.

He believes he was only portraying the symbols and the identity of his Alma Mata.

“I thought my school was going for the cup but unfortunately we didn’t. It was indeed a high profile competition and don’t expect me to be ordinary, never.

“I bought my zebra tie from USA, North Carolina because I wanted to look different. My costume was just perfect for occasion. Honestly there is nothing wrong with y suit because you will never see it in any part of the world except in Adisco” he stressed.

Source: Ghana | Adomonline

Miss USA Kara McCullough criticised for saying healthcare a ‘privilege’

The new Miss USA beauty pageant winner has sparked controversy by declaring that healthcare was a “privilege”, not a right. Kara McCullough, a scientist at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appeared to link healthcare to employment.

But the beauty queen, 25, faced a backlash on social media.

It comes as the Trump administration battles to overturn Obamacare, which aimed to extend insurance coverage to the 15% of Americans who lack it.

Earlier this month the lower chamber of the US Congress passed a new healthcare act that Democrats say will leave millions uninsured.

However, Republicans in the Senate have indicated they will cast it aside and write a new law.

Asked during Sunday’s pageant in Las Vegas whether healthcare was a privilege or a right, Miss McCullough said: “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege.”

She added: “As a government employee, I’m granted healthcare and I see first hand that for one to have healthcare, you need to have jobs.

“We need to continue to cultivate this environment that we’re given the opportunity to have healthcare as well as jobs to all American citizens worldwide.”

Her remarks divided liberal-minded and conservative-minded viewers. Some were quick to criticise her stance.

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Miss McCullough – who was born in Italy and was representing Washington DC – was also asked if she considered herself to be a feminist but said she preferred the term “equalism” and said men and women had equal opportunity in US workplaces.

“I don’t really want to consider myself – try not to consider myself like this die-hard, you know, like, ‘Oh, I don’t really care about men’,” said the contestant, who says she wants to see more women employed in government science roles.

Some people on social media supported her views.

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Obamacare has been opposed by Republicans since it was first proposed in 2009.

Republicans say the law imposes too many costs on business and describe it as a “job killer”, although the number of jobs in the healthcare sector has risen since it was introduced.

Opponents have also decried it as an unwarranted intrusion into the affairs of private businesses and individuals.

Source: BBC

Grammys get political as Adele struggles with performance, wins big

It wouldn’t be an awards show in 2017 without at least a little bit of politics taking center stage and a whole lot of drama.

James Corden, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Busta Rhymes and more all touched on the political climate at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, and Adele literally stopped the show to restart her tribute to George Michael before she took home album and record of the year — beating Beyonce.

Adele would finish the big winner of the night – winning for Album of the Year for “25” and Record of the Year for “Hello” – but the show didn’t start out with some shakiness.

The singer first opened the show with a straight-forward performance of her hit “Hello” before James Corden took the stage and things took a turn for the political

“The Late Late Show” host rapped the stars in the audience, and at the end of his rap Corden commented on politics, sharing a message of unity and quipping about President Donald Trump.

“…With President Trump we don’t know what comes next,” he said mid-rap. “We can survive by sticking together.”

After Corden finished his introduction, Jennifer Lopez presented the first award of the evening and also talked politics.

“At this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever,” she said hinting at the Trump presidency.

JLo presented the award for best new artist to Chance The Rapper.

Katy Perry went farther, taking the stage to perform “Chained to the Rhythm” with “We the people” written behind her and an armband that read “persist.” And later on, Tribe Called Quest chanted “resist” in a politically-charged performance. Busta Rhymes repeatedly called President Donald Trump “President Agent Orange” as the group sharply criticized Trump’s recent executive order attempting to freeze immigration from several Muslim majority countries and called it a “Muslim ban.”

Earlier, Adele, who had trouble with her live performance at last year’s Grammys, restarted her tribute to George Michael.

The famous singer cursed and then said with teary-eyes, “I can’t mess this up for him… Can we please start again?” She apologized for swearing when she won song of the year for “Hello.”

It wasn’t the only hiccup of the night. Lady Gaga’s mashup with Metallica got off to a slow start with James Hetfield’s microphone not working at all.

Throughout the night, a slew of other A-list stars performed such as Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce.

Introduced by her mother, Beyonce took the stage in a glittered gown and headdress for a performance that began with a long, spoken video-enhanced presentation about mothers and children. The highly-anticipated performance by the pregnant pop star got a standing ovation from the crowd.

Corden had his own attention-grabbing moment when he showed up in the star-studded audience with a mobile Carpool Karaoke cutout car and prompted stars like Lopez, John Legend, Urban and Faith Hill to team up with him and Neil Diamond to sing “Sweet Caroline.”

Twenty One Pilots were early winners during the night. They accepted the trophy for best pop duo for “Stressed out” in their underwear, a move Corden mimicked when the show returned from a commercial break.

Beyonce took home the award for best urban contemporary album for “Lemonade,” and David Bowie won a posthumous Grammy for best rock song during the telecast for “Blackstar.” Meanwhile, Maren Morris won the award for best country solo performance for “My Church.”