Of late, Sivakarthikeyan is doing big in the industry. Ever since the release of the first look posters of Remo, the film created quite a buzz on social media as the Maan Karate actor plays a lady character in the film.While the film has already made a pre-business of Rs 32 crore, the latest buzz is that Remo will be released in New Minato Aeon Mall in Japan. ALSO READ: Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s next with Selvaraghavan- Dhanush to bankroll the project? ALSO READ: Kodi motion poster out- Dhanush’s dual role ups curiosityAccording to The News Minute, Remo will the first Tamil film to release in Nagoya region and the ticket cost would be 2000 yen.Remo, which is touted to be a romantic comedy, is directed by debutant Bakkiyaraj Kannan.The film will see Sivakarthikeyan collaborating with Keerthy Suresh for the second time after the duo’s successful outing in Rajini Murugan.Remo has music by Anirudh Ravichander and the songs are smash hit among the fans, especially the song Senjitaley.The big-budget flick will also bring together Academy Award-winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty and ace-cinematographer PC Sreeram.Produced by RD Raja under his banner 24AM Productions, the film is slated to release on October 7, on the occasion of Dussehra while the film will hit the screens on October 9 in Japan.
NEW YORK — Derrick Rose spent way too much time sitting and watching the last two seasons.Yet he wasn’t bummed at all about playing just 7 minutes of the second half in his long-awaited return. “It was real fun being on the bench,” he said, “being able to laugh, talk basketball to your teammates whenever they come back to the sideline.”Not to mention check out a team he says can be “scary.”Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut, Rose scored 13 points and the Bulls spoiled Derek Fisher’s first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on Oct. 29.Reserve Taj Gibson finished with 22 points to lead the Bulls, who with a wealth of frontcourt depth didn’t even need a big night from Rose. The former MVP took only seven shots and had five assists in 21 minutes in a game Chicago led by as much as 35.“I think it’s a lot of pressure off his shoulders because we have, I think, a variety of weapons, so he doesn’t have that pressure on himself to be able to score and force things,” Gasol said.Carmelo Anthony had 14 points for the Knicks, who won’t have it any easier in the second half of their season-opening, back-to-back. They visit the Cavaliers, the other Eastern Conference favorite, on Thursday in the first game since LeBron James returned to Cleveland.“Embarrassed? No, I am not embarrassed,” Anthony said. “We will get better. I believe that. I know that and we have another shot at it tomorrow night.”The Knicks, running the triangle offense that Fisher played in under Knicks President Phil Jackson, shot 36.5 percent. They were missing starting point guard Jose Calderon, who was a late scratch because of a strained right calf. Shane Larkin made his first career start.“We’re going somewhere, but at the beginning of where we’re going it’s going to be difficult to get wins,” Fisher said. “We have to fight really, really hard to win games.”Gasol, the former Lakers star signed by the Bulls this summer after they failed to land Anthony, shot 7-of-11 from the field. His presence, along with Rose’s health, could give the Bulls a chance for their first championship since Jackson coached them to six when Michael Jordan was in Chicago.Rose missed the 2012-13 season after tearing his left ACL in the 2012 playoffs. He returned last season and hit the go-ahead shot to beat the Knicks on Halloween in Chicago’s home opener, but was lost again for the season when he tore cartilage in the other knee in November.He showed a few flashes of his vaunted quickness but there often wasn’t need for it. The better options for the Bulls were to just pound it inside to Gasol and Gibson, who combined to make 17 of 23 shots as Chicago shot 51 percent.“When things run smooth like the way they were running tonight, I think everyone got a look at our whole entire team and they saw how deep we are,” Rose said.The Knicks led most of the first quarter as Amare Stoudemire hit his first four shots, but Chicago scored the final eight of the period to lead 24-20. Gibson then scored 10 in the second as the Bulls took a 53-43 advantage to halftime, and it was never close in a second half that featured the Knicks hearing some boos from the home fans.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
There was no revenge, either for Manuel Lanzarote or Sergio Lobera as ATK and FC Goa played out a a goalless draw in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Wednesday.The match was billed as a revenge battle between ATK captain Lanzarote and his former coach at FC Goa. Both spectacularly fell out during their time in Goa, but neither could exact revenge and prove a point.The visitors, who started the match on the front foot, had their attack prowess nullified by a resolute ATK defence. The hosts threatened more as the game wore on but a winner remained elusive for both teams, despite the battle getting heated at times with both battling for full points.The draw meant ATK remain in sixth position while Goa climb a spot to second. The result also means that ATK are yet to score in two games, while FC Goa have only scored once in two matches, possibly a concern for the visitors.Goa set the tempo early on with patient passing and prodding, pinning ATK into their own half. Brandon Fernandes surged forward into space through the centre in the seventh minute to create the first opening of the game.He found Jackichand Singh to his right who in turn released Seriton Fernandes into the box but the full-back’s powerful shot could only find the side-netting.Lanzarote then brilliantly chipped the ball into the box to pick out Jayesh Rane’s run in the 11th minute but Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz rushed out to collect the ball before the winger could pounce.advertisementGoa missed an excellent chance to take the lead two minutes later. Edu Bedia’s short corner reached Ahmed Jahouh who delivered a beautiful diagonal cross towards the far post. Pronay Halder failed to keep a check on Mourtada Fall who headed wide into the side-netting.ATK chose their moments to push forward. Hitesh Sharma’s cross into the centre of the box from the right flank was sent wide by Everton Santos in the 27th minute. Two minutes later, Jayesh Rane crossed low for the Santos whose shot took a deflection on its way into the gloves of Nawaz.The hosts grew in confidence and pushed further up the field as the first half progressed. In the 36th minute, Everton’s cross into the box was chested down into the path of Manuel Lanzarote by Gerson Vieira. The attacking midfielder’s curling effort, however, beat both the goalkeeper and the post.Just after the hour mark, Goa almost took the lead when Manvir Singh was afforded time and space inside the box to curl a shot at the goal. The shot took a deflection off Andre Bikey and beat the goalkeeper but John Johnson pulled off a goalline clearance to keep the scoreline unchanged.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd draw up seven-player shopping listby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have drawn up a seven-player shopping list.The Red Devils are desperate for reinforcements having endured their worst start to a top-flight campaign in 30 years.ESPN says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and chief Ed Woodward have their eyes on seven signings to restore their ailing fortunes.Mario Mandzukic, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele are the attacking targets.While Declan Rice, John McGinn, James Maddison and Ivan Rakitic are also being eyed to bolster the midfield department.
nebraska spring offense highlight videoNebraska had a disappointing 2015 season, but after an impressive victory over UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl, there is hope in Lincoln. Thursday, the program gave fans an interesting inside look at how the team’s offense is progressing this spring.In the below clip, head coach Mike Riley makes it clear that everyone – including the players and the members of his staff – is more comfortable with the team’s scheme in year two of his tenure. He talks about “continuity” being a great thing for the development of football players.O-Blockhttps://t.co/T8YWLlsKCG— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 7, 2016Nebraska actually finished 34th overall in total offense in the FBS in 2015. It’s the defensive side of the ball that the team must improve upon in 2016 if it wants to take the next step.
Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday granted one-month parole to Nalini Sriharan, serving life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, after she argued in person that she needed the time to make arrangements for her daughter’s wedding.A division bench of justices M M Sundaresh and M Nirmal Kumar directed Nalini to furnish sureties in compliance with Rule 25 of Prison Rules, apart from providing details about the place where she’ll be staying, within a week from the date of receipt of its order. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!After due verification, she will be released on ordinary leave for 30 days and she will have to surrender before jail authorities at 5 pm on the next day after the end of the period, it said. It ordered Nalini not to give any interviews and not to meet any political person or member of any organisation while out on parole and recorded her undertaking to this effect. Nalini, lodged in the Special Prison for Women in Vellore for the last 27 years, had sought six months’ leave to make arrangements for the marriage of her daughter. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedShe is the second convict in the high-profile case to get ordinary leave. Earlier in August, 2017, the state government had granted one month parole to Perarivalan and later extended it by another one month in view of his ailing father’s condition. Perarivalan, Nalini, her husband Murugan, a Sri Lankan national, and four others are serving life imprisonment in the case related to the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi by an LTTE suicide bomber during an election rally at Sriperumpudur near here on May 21, 1991. Earlier, Nalini was brought to the court amid tight security in compliance with the June 25 order of the bench granting her permission to appear in person and argue on her petition. Making her submissions by reading out from a prepared text, Nalini told the court that except giving birth to her daughter, she had never spent time with her, unlike a normal mother, in view of her imprisonment for over 27 years. Public Prosecutor A Natarajan said the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules 1982 provides for a maximum period of 30 days as ordinary leave (parole) for a convict at a point of time and hence, the court can consider granting leave within the maximum limit. The bench in its order said the fact that the petitioner had an unmarried daughter aged about 27 years, who could not live with parental guidance, was not in dispute.
Rabat – The Justice and Development Party expressed its opposition to proposed policies to legalize cannabis cultivation in northern Morocco, even for medical or industrial uses.The issue of cannabis cultivation legalization triggered tension between the old rival parties: the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) and the Justice and Development Party (PJD).In a statement released on April 6 following the meeting of the General Secretariat of the PJD held on April 2, the PJD expressed its “categorical refusal of any questionable approaches that aim to decriminalize the cultivation and consumption of cannabis because of the proven danger to the health of citizens and social cohesion.” The PJD, whose secretary general is Morocco’s head of government, also accused supporters of the decriminalization of cannabis cultivation of “exploiting” the issue “for electoral purposes.”“The fact is that decriminalizing the cultivation of cannabis, its trade and its consumption will inevitably lead to its spread…which will…strengthen the domestic and international drug trafficking networks that go against the interests of citizens, the reputation of Morocco and the country’s international obligations,” the statement said.The statement comes as a response to the symposium on cannabis organized by the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, chaired by Ilyass El Omari, in partnership with the Association for the Fight Against AIDS (ALCS) and the Confederation of Associations of Senhaja of the Rif for Development (CASRD).Under the motto “All for Alternatives Based on Sustainable Development, Health and Human Rights,” El Omari, President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, organized the first international conference on drugs and cannabis on March 18 and 19 in Tangier.The international conference, which is part of the preparatory procedures for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) that will be held in New York between 19 and 21 April, addressed the issue of cannabis cultivation as an economic activity of the majority of the population living in the Rif Mountains.Edited by Kelsey Fish
Rabat – Morocco has asked Spain and Portugal to form a trio to host the 2030 World Cup, according to Moroccan media.The 2030 bid will be Morocco’s sixth attempt to convince the footballing world of its ability to host the sport’s most celebrated tournament, following the country’s most recent failure in June at the hand of the North American trio (the US, Canada, and Mexico).Most importantly, though, a successful Morocco-Spain-Portugal trio would be the first time that the World Cup would be hosted on two different continents. Choosing realism over the pan-Maghrebi dreamAccording to Al Yaoum 24, the three countries’ sporting authorities have met several times in recent months, and the agreement has already been drafted. The decision will reportedly be officially announced in the coming weeks, as the three countries have decided to only let FIFA know about their plan once everything is settled.The 2030 FIFA World Cup is expected to attract the attention of footballing heavyweights. Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay, have already announced that they will bid to host as a trio. The South Americans plan to campaign on the notion that Uruguay, which hosted the first World Cup in 1930, should be given the right to host the tournament on its 100th anniversary. England, meanwhile, has given signals of its interest to join the FIFA 2030 contest. Although the European country has yet to announce its final decision, statements and comments from the government, the English FA, and English football fans suggest an equally strong interest.And according to Al Yaoum, Morocco, which has experienced on numerous occasions the high stakes and tough competition that the scramble for the World Cup’s hosting rights entails, has chosen to form a trio with its Iberian neighbors rather than with its North African neighbors.While there have been reports of a Maghreb trio including Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, it was expected that the tense political atmosphere in the region—namely between Algiers and Rabat—would be major obstacle. The tension kept alive, at least from a Moroccan perspective, the possibility of joining forces with Spain and Portugal.Whereas activists, football fans, and cultural workers had expected that football would unify a divided Maghreb, authorities seem to have chosen—should Al Yaoum’s allegations be true—a more politically realistic partnership.“Morocco will bid to host the World Cup in 2030—there is no doubt about that. But we have not yet decided on the co-hosts. The decision will be politically discussed,” said Fouzi Lekjaa, the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) when asked whether Morocco would definitely bid in a trio with Algeria and Tunisia.
The distribution is part of an operation run by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with funding from the European Union, aimed at boosting food production and improving food security for more than 860,000 rural households – about six million people.More than 10 million people are at risk of hunger in parts of the Sahel due to drought and poor harvest, according to FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS).On a visit to the region in April, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes drew attention to the plight of the millions of hungry, the need for resources to provide life-saving assistance, and the importance of tackling the root causes of the recurring food crisis in the area. “The current food crisis, five years after the last emergency, shows that without joint action between development and humanitarian actors in support of responsible governments to deal with the structural issues, it will become increasingly difficult to contain these recurrent crises, which do so much to undermine economic and social progress in the Sahel,” he said. In Burkina Faso, poor rains led to an estimated 17 per cent decline in cereal production in 2009.“This drought exacerbates an already difficult food security situation caused by persisting high food prices,” said FAO’s Emergency Coordinator in Burkina Faso, Jean-Pierre Renson. The agency is also supporting some 900 seed producers in irrigated areas in southern Burkina Faso to help them increase their revenues while contributing to improving food security in the rest of the country.“Areas with high production levels can compensate for areas which don’t produce as much, which lack seeds, and which face food insecurity,” said Mr. Renson.The operation in Burkina Faso falls under the auspices of the EU Food Facility – Europe’s €1 billion response to the global food crisis, spurred on by soaring food prices in 2007 and 2008. 25 June 2010The United Nations has begun providing quality seeds to 100,000 vulnerable farmers in Burkina Faso, one of several nations in the Sahel region suffering from a growing food crisis that is putting millions at risk of hunger.
US Vice President-elect Mike Pence has told President Sirisena he will look to arrange a meeting soon between Trump and Sirisena.Pence and Sirisena had also discussed maritime security and disaster management. Trump will take office next year. (Colombo Gazette) US Vice President-elect Mike Pence telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena today and discussed future US-Sri Lanka relations.Pence and President Maithripala Sirisena had reportedly discussed further strengthening US-Sri Lanka relations under President Donald Trump.
Brock University will screen a powerful film about sexual assault and welcome a public discussion following the movie on Friday, March 29.Brock Sexual Violence Support and the Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre (CARSA) have partnered up to present The Tale, HBO’s Emmy-nominated film that explores the journey from denial to truth and the stories people tell themselves to survive.The film, a personal memoir by director Jennifer Fox, follows a documentary filmmaker (played by Laura Dern), who, after revisiting a short story she wrote at 13, faces life-altering questions about her first sexual experience and the elusive nature of memory.“As a part of the Office of Human Rights and Equity (HRE), Brock Sexual Violence Support and Education feels it is necessary to raise awareness to the impact of sexual violence for individuals and for the community,” said Larisa Fry, the University’s Sexual Violence Support and Education Co-ordinator.The Tale will be the first in a series of film screenings to continue this fall on a variety of human rights-related matters.“We feel taking opportunities to work with community partners and to help educate and foster an environment where we can have these open conversations in order to bring attention and to make change is vitally important in building a stronger and respectful Brock community,” Fry said.Following the free film screening, an open question-and-answer and discussion session will be held featuring experts within the fields of mental health, child welfare and rehabilitation. The panel will discuss the impact of childhood trauma.Given the challenging nature of the film, staff from Brock’s Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre will be on-site for mental health support.Attendees under 17 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian and a viewing authorization form will need to be signed at the time of entry.The free screening will take place in Brock’s Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the screening at 7 p.m.Free parking is available on Brock’s main campus in Zones 1 and 2 after 6 p.m.Details on upcoming screenings in the series will be posted to the HRE Facebook page as they become available. Students looking to connect with the HRE office, whether by email, phone or social media, can do so through the HRE website.
Ohio State redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson catches the ball on the block against Northwestern’s Dererk Pardon on Jan. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorIndianapolis Star’s prep sports writer Kyle Neddenriep reported Ohio State redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson would be declaring for the NBA Draft, but other reports are now saying the Buckeyes might still have their big man next season. Although Neddenriep first reported Thompson would leave, the Columbus Dispatch’s Adam Jardy refuted the claim, and said Thompson’s father said the center would wait until after the season to make a decision.OSU could still play in the National Invitational Tournament if selected on Sunday.Former Ben Davis standout and Ohio State junior Trevor Thompson will declare for NBA draft, per his family.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) March 11, 2017Despite the disappointing season for the OSU men’s basketball team had in 2016-17, one of the lone standouts was Thompson.He redshirted his first season in Columbus after transferring from Virginia Tech after his freshman season. In his redshirt sophomore year with the Scarlet and Gray in 2015-16, Thompson averaged just 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. This season, Thompson improved to 10.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest, becoming one of the premier centers in the Big Ten.Thompson registered 10 double-doubles and grabbed at least 15 rebounds on four occasions.After last season, Thompson took advantage of a new NCAA rule that allowed draft-eligible players to declare for the draft, but withdraw at any point and retain college eligibility, so long as the player didn’t hire an agent.OSU has two other centers on the roster in freshman Micah Potter and redshirt sophomore Dave Bell, but it’s likely that 2017 incoming freshman Kaleb Wesson will immediately replace Thompson should he not return to OSU.The Lantern is working to independently confirm.Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with conflicting reports. It was initially reported that Thompson had declared for the NBA draft.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “History will put everything in its place,” he said in a statement, adding that Russia will call an urgent session of the United Nations security council to “discuss the aggressive actions of the United States and its allies”.The Russian defence ministry, however, did threaten to reconsider giving advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syria and other allies in light of the strikes. Russia cancelled a shipment of such missiles under Western pressure in 2013.Later, a Pentagon spokesman said that line of communication between Russia and America remained open. Russian President Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are long standing allies Credit:Sputnik Photo Agency/Reuters Russia received a series of crucial warnings from America of the imminent air strikes through a 24 hour hotline intended to limit the possibility of a direct military clash between the two superpowers, it has emerged.In the aftermath of the bombing of Syrian targets, America, Britain and France were all at pains to point out that the so-called “deconfliction channel” – a continuously open line of communication between Washington and Moscow – had been repeatedly used.The strategic hotline was set up after Russia began offering military support to President Bashar Assad in September 2015. It is intended to help avoid any potential misunderstandings as both sides operate over the region, ensure airspace control is respected and so prevent the possibility of clashes between Russian and Western forces.Although the “deconfliction line” has occasionally been closed due to disputes between the two countries, it has proven invaluable while Russia targets those opposed to Assad’s rule, and the West has supported attacks against Islamic State in the region. Moscow appeared to be relieved that the damage from strikes appeared limited and no escalation threatening armed conflict with the United States was imminent. A Typhoon aircraft prepares for landing at the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, early Saturday, April 14, 2018.Credit:Petros Karadjias/AP In a press conference, Joseph Dunford, American’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the US “specifically identified” targets to “mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved”, adding that that in no way amounted to any consultation or planning with Moscow over the military action.He said: “We used the normal deconfliction channel to deconflict airspace, we did not coordinate targets.”Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to Moscow, said: “Before we took action the United States communicated with the Russian Federation to reduce the danger of any Russian or civilian casualties.“This is not about a conflict between superpowers but about the principle that the use of chemical weapons is simply unacceptable,” he said. Russian president Vladimir Putin condemned the strikes, but his remarks were relatively tempered, and he did not speak of retaliation. Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference in 10 Downing Street after the air strikesCredit:Simon Dawson/PA Florence Parly, the French defence minister, also said: “We do not seek confrontation and we refuse any possibility of military escalation and that is the reason why, with our allies, we have ensured that the Russians were warned beforehand.”The Russian defence ministry said that only Syrian forces came into direct conflict with allied forces launching the strikes, and “not a single one of the cruise missiles entered the zone of Russian air defence systems”.Asked by The Sunday Telegraph whether either Moscow or the Russian military had been informed prior to the airstrikes, Theresa May said at a press conference, “full and proper planning was put in place before the airstrikes were undertaken to ensure we could mitigate and minimise the impact on civilians and ensure the strikes were absolutely targeted at their aim”, adding that UK had not been involved in those communications. And, that hotline appeared to have played an essential role in ensuring that Russia’s high-tech defence systems and its military might understood to be in the north of Syria was not deployed against the allied forces during the air strikes.
ARTILLERY FIRE POUNDED Juba’s government district today, even as warring factions met for the first time on the eve of direct talks in Ethiopia to pull South Sudan back from the brink of civil war.Full face-to-face peace talks were to begin in earnest tomorrow in the Ethiopian capital in a bid to end three weeks of fighting that are feared to have killed thousands in the world’s newest nation.“South Sudan deserves peace and development not war,” Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said at ceremony to formally open talks, which brought the government and rebel teams together for the first time.You should not allow this senseless war to continue, you need to stop it, and you need to stop it today – and you can.As delegates smiled in the luxury hotel in Ethiopia, heavy explosions from artillery fire and the rattle of automatic weapons were heard in a Juba district where most ministries, the presidential palace and the parliament are located, an AFP reporter said.It was not clear who was involved in the fighting, which ended a period of relative calm in the capital.The conflict erupted on December 15, pitting army units loyal to President Salva Kiir against a loose alliance of ethnic militia forces and mutinous army commanders nominally headed by his rival, former vice president Riek Machar.Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said full formal direct talks would begin at 12.00 GMT on Sunday.Peace by ‘all means’ necessary“The people of South Sudan have suffered in the fight for independence, and they will not suffer again in our hands,” said Nhial Deng Nhial, head of the government negotiation team.We shall leave no stone unturned in the search for a peaceful resolution.But Nhial also warned it “must be abundantly clear” the government has “an obligation to restore peace and security of the country through all means available.”Fighting has spread across the world’s youngest nation, with the rebels seizing several areas in the oil-rich north.Rebel delegation chief Taban Deng, a former governor of the key oil-state Unity, said they were committed to the talks mediated by the regional East African IGAD bloc of nations.Deng demanded the release of several top political leaders from the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), accused of involvement in the violence, that began in an alleged coup attempt.“The absence of democracy in the SPLM and a lack of dialogue within the SPLM has led to the current problems we are facing today,” Deng said.“We are asking for the release of the detainees. They are detained not for any crime they have committed, but for voicing their opinions in the SPLM.”Aid workers have stepped up warnings of a worsening crisis for civilians affected by the conflict in the landlocked country of almost 11 million people.The army continued today to battle rebels in a bid to wrest back the strategic town of Bor, capital of Jonglei, one of the country’s largest states.Civilians in critical conditionThere were reports of intense battles involving tanks and artillery on the outskirts of Bor.The US embassy in South Sudan ordered a further pullout of staff on Friday because of the “deteriorating security situation”, although Washington insisted it remains committed to ending the violence.The ongoing fighting prompted the top UN aid official in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, to warn that soldiers and rebels must protect civilians and aid workers.He announced Saturday that the UN peacekeeping force (UNMISS) would be “reinforcing its presence” in the country.The violence has forced around 200,000 people to flee their homes.- © AFP, 2014Read: Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall>Read:A timeline of the violence in South Sudan>
IF YOU EVER wondered what it would be like to see the world from a third-person perspective, this is the project you’ve been looking for.Using an Oculus Rift VR headset, and fixing a pair of GoPro cameras to a 3D-printed mount positioned just above and behind the wearer, the device allows you to see yourself and your surroundings from a third-person perspective.The prototype took two days to create and used 3D printed parts to help create it.If you want to look around properly, you have a joystick to control the cameras in case you need a different angle, and will probably leave you feeling somewhat disorientated when you start off.The backpack and device was built by a Polish company called Mepi, which specialises in 3D printing technology.The team behind it sees more practical uses for this technology, telling 3Dprint.com that it could open possibilities for industries which would benefit from a third-person perspective.The project was developed as a submission for Intel’s Make it Wearable competition, which will award $500,000 to the winner in November. Source: mepi.pl/YouTubeRead: These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan >Read: Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook’s controversial mood experiment >
Until August 31st, the world record for CPU frequency stood at 8.309GHz, but armed with an FX processor, AMD and some of the best overclocking enthusiasts out there went faster and have set a new world record of 8.429GHz.The processor used is the brand new, yet to be released FX-8150 Bulldozer chip. That processor runs at 3.6GHz, has 8-cores, 16MB of cache, and a 125W TDP. As revealed yesterday, it’s also expected to cost no more than $266 when it finally sees a release before the end of the year.Getting the 8150 chip up past 8GHz is not something your typical home overclocker would be able to achieve with the cooling available to him/her. In attaining the new record, the overclocking team of Brian McLachlan, Sami Makinen, Aaron Schradin, and Simon Solotko, moved from liquid nitrogen cooling to helium. It took a few attempts, but the top frequency as recorded by CPU-Z was a “perfect for Rage” 8.429GHz.It’s important to note, however, that such extreme cooling is only required to get to those insane speeds. AMD noted that just by using air cooling or sub-$100 water cooling it was possible to get the multiplier-unlocked FX-8150 above 5GHz. That should come as good news for anyone considering investing in the new chip and willing to spend a little extra on a decent cooling solution for their rig. That’s assuming AMD ship a version with the multiplier unlocked, of course.Check out the video below to see the overclock happen. It’s definitely not a cheap or clean way to perform an overclock, but people do go to the extremes to set these records. Still, we’re not quite at the 10GHz speed Intel predicted would happen this year.Read more at AMD
Short URL Image: Shutterstock/David M G Monday 24 Oct 2016, 9:45 PM By Cliodhna Russell 34,446 Views Oct 24th 2016, 9:45 PM http://jrnl.ie/3044448 GARDAÍ ARE WARNING people who use their phones for mobile banking to be careful.A cyber security conference in Dublin heard about the increasing criminal threats faced by both businesses and individuals online.It heard how online bank account passwords may be at risk if your mobile is subjected to a malware attack.At least 70% of Irish people use smart phones and we use them for internet activity more than any other western country.The proportion of web traffic on phones here, is almost 1/3 higher than the European average and ¼ higher than in the UK.However, gardaí are warning that sensitive business information or transactions can be compromised by a targeted attack on unsecured devices.Vast amounts of our personal data are now being stored on mobile devices including financial information, personal photographs and even our location history. This information is of major interest to cybercriminals.The Garda Cyber Crime Bureau is advising mobile device users to follow a few simple steps to avoid becoming a victim of mobile malware attack:Only install apps from a trusted source, if your bank or financial institution has an official app – Use ItEnsure your mobile device software is up to date and remember ‘Jailbreaking’ or ‘Rooting’ a device seriously compromises its securityMake sure you have a recent Back Up of your device, as an attack may render it useless, resulting in the loss of all your contacts, personal photos and filesAn Garda Síochána is supporting Europol in the European Mobile Awareness Campaign from October 24-28 as part of European Cyber Security Month.Read: Garda, whose patrol car was rammed by lorry in 2000, awarded €75,000 damages in High Court> Image: Shutterstock/David M G 27 Comments Use your phone for mobile banking? Gardaí warn of risks Irish people use their mobiles for internet activity more than any other western country. Share278 Tweet Email6 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
A resident identified as Mickey told the BBC that he woke up at around 1.30am and could “smell plastic”. He opened a window to smoke a cigarette and said he heard people shouting “it’s getting bigger, it’s getting bigger”: A piece of homework fell from the cloud of smoke, devastating situation for 100s of local people #LadbrokeGrove #grenfeltower #GrenfellFire pic.twitter.com/0ljMsU8Aaa— Michael Cowan (@mrmikecowan) June 14, 2017 Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 5:25 PM We will cooperate with the relevant authorities and emergency services and fully support their enquiries into the causes of this fire at the appropriate time.‘It’s horrendous’“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire,” London Fire Brigade assistant commissioner Dan Daly said.“This is a large and very serious incident and we have deployed numerous resources and specialist appliances,” he said.London mayor Sadiq Khan also declared it a “major incident”. In a statement he said wanted to “reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers”.“I want to thank our incredible firefighters and emergency services for their immense courage, dedication and professionalism,” he said. A40 is closed in both directions following the #NorthKensington fire. Pls avoid the area to allow emergency services access to the scene.— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 14, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Somebody did and a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby. Source: Mayor of London/Twitter Source: ✯ Natalie ✯/Twitter Source: /Twitter I ran back in and grabbed my little girl… ran outside and looked up and it was ablaze. It was like a horror movie.Actor and writer Tim Downie, who lives nearby, said: “It’s horrendous. The whole building is engulfed in flames. It’s gone. It’s just a matter of time before this building collapses”.“Co-operate with authorities”Rydon, the firm that carried out recent work to the exterior of the building, has released a statement about the incident.It said: “Rydon completed a refurbishment of the building in the summer of 2016 for KCTMO (Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation) on behalf of the Council, which met all required building control, fire regulation and health & safety standards. https://jrnl.ie/3442864 Source: Metropolitan Police/Twitter A London Underground line passing the area near Latimer Road station was also shut down.Missing peopleA missing persons centre has been set up at nearby Freston Road.A number of people have been reported missing following the fire, including local artist Khadiya Saye.She is believed to have been living on the 20th floor of the building with her mother.Labour MP David Lammy tweeted asking for help in tracing his “dear friend” Saye. Share1541 Tweet Email4 “I watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out the window… hearing screams, I was yelling everyone to get down and they were saying ‘We can’t leave our apartments, the smoke is too bad on the corridors’,” he said.Hanan Wahabi, 39, told AFP she escaped with her husband and son, 16, and daughter, 8, but feared for her brother and his family who live on the 21st floor.“Last time I saw him they were waving out the window, his wife and children,” she said, sitting outside the Rugby Portobello community centre.“I’ve not heard from them since, the phone is not going through, the landline isn’t going through. That was about 2:00 am,” she said.Eddie, 55, who lives on the 16th floor, said he ran out of his house with a wet towel wrapped around his head as smoke engulfed the flat.“You couldn’t see anything. I just ran down the stairs… Loads of people haven’t got out of the building,” he said.BBC reporter Michael Cowan tweeted a picture of what appears to be a charred piece of homework that fell from the smoke cloud around the tower. London fire: Death toll rises to 12 following tower block blaze Almost 70 people have been taken to hospital as firefighters continue fighting the blaze. Jun 14th 2017, 5:25 PM 268,061 Views By Sean Murray Updated at 5.15pm Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeTWELVE PEOPLE HAVE been confirmed to have died after a massive fire ripped through a 24-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of this morning, trapping residents inside as 200 firefighters battled the blaze.“This is going to be a long and complex recovery operation, and I do anticipate that the number of fatalities are likely to increase above those 12,” the Met Police’s Commander Stuart Cundy said this afternoon.Commander Cundy said that emergency services are carrying out “a complex recovery operation” which is likely to last a number of days. Source: PA Wire/PA Images“It is very important we identify and account for everybody. Our priority is clearly those that would have been residents of Grenfell Tower.”Witnesses said they heard screaming from the upper floors as the flames rose in the night and one desperate resident could be seen waving a white cloth from a top floor window.The London Ambulance Service has confirmed that 69 people have been taken to six London hospitals for treatment. It has said that 18 people are currently in “critical care” in hospital. Most people are being treated for smoke inhalation. Can hear a lot of bangs as things fall to the ground. #GrenfellTower #GrenfellTowerFire #london #kensington #PrayersForGrenfell pic.twitter.com/vNIwqH6kO3— ✯ Natalie ✯ (@Natalie_Oxford) June 14, 2017 If you have any information about Khadija Saye pls contact me. She is our dear friend, a beautiful soul and emerging artist. #GrenfellTower pic.twitter.com/quSP6PtD7V— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 14, 2017 With reporting from © AFP 2017 and Gráinne Ní AodhaRead: European rights court urges UK to keep treating baby with rare conditionRead: DUP ‘a compassionate party that won’t bring up abortion or gay marriage in Westminster’ Source: David Lammy/Twitter I’m in close contact with @LFBCommissioner re #NorthKensington fire. @LondonFire @Ldn_Ambulance @Metpoliceuk working together at the scene.— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 14, 2017 97 Comments I have seen it with my own eyes. And I have seen people jump.Samira Lamrani told the Press Association that she saw a woman try to save a baby by dropping the child from a window “on the 9th or 10th floor” and the baby was caught by members of the public below.“A woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby,” she said. A number of residents from nearby homes have been evacuated as a precaution. An emergency rest centre has been opened for evacuees at the Harrow Centre on Freston Road, a five minute walk away from Grenfell Tower.Police are also advising people to make it known that they are safe at the local Rugby Portobello centre. Source: Matt Dunham AP/PA ImagesPolice said in a statement they were called at 1:16am “to reports of a large fire at a block of flats in the Lancaster West Estate”.Local residents had warned a year ago about a potential fire risk caused by rubbish being allowed to accumulate during improvement works. Source: London Fire Brigade/Twitter“This matter is of particular concern as there is only one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during the improvement works,” read a blog post by the Grenfell Action Group.“The potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in the building with no way out,” it said.Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she is “deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in Grenfell Tower”. An announcement was expected on an agreement between the Conservatives and the DUP to support the former’s government today, but this has been postponed.President Michael D Higgins has sent his condolences to those affected by the fire this morning. Another witness named as Jody Martin told the BBC that he battled his way to the second floor only to encounter choking smoke. Speaking to Sky News, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that there were “a lot of people” still unaccounted for. Source: Matt Dunham AP/PA ImagesDany Cotton, the London Fire Brigade Commissioner, called it “an unprecedented incident” and unlike anything she had seen in her 29-year career.Cotton said a structural engineer is monitoring the stability of the building, and it is not believed that it is at risk of collapsing at this time as fire crews continue to work inside the tower block.It is not yet known what caused the fire, and Cotton said it would “be wrong to speculate on the cause at this early stage”. Source: RT/YouTubeHours after the alarm was first raised at around 1am, flames could still be seen on several floors of the blackened residential building, which was shrouded in a cloud of thick black smoke.Large pieces of debris could be seen falling from Grenfell Tower, a 1970s block in the working-class north Kensington area – a short distance from Notting Hill. Source: Matt Dunham AP/Press Association ImagesFrantic families at the scene attempted to call their loved ones, fearing they could be stuck inside, and were being directed by police to a nearby restaurant where some of the injured were being treated.The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the blaze in Grenfell Tower, which has 120 flats.Dany Cotton said that the first call was made at 12.54am, and the first fire brigade arrived six minutes later. She said that firefighters are working to rescue people in “extremely challenging and difficult conditions”. Source: London Fire Brigade/Twitter“Fire is from 2nd to top floor of 27 storey building,” the fire service said on Twitter.Firefighters at the scene said they had managed to evacuate residents up to the 11th floor.Police were also clearing out nearby buildings because of fears about falling debris and shut down a section of the A40 highway – a normally busy thoroughfare into London. Source: Noel Clarke/Twitter Friends niece Jessica Urbano Ramiez is missing. help search hospitals or say if seen her: Contact 07919410974 or @MakeupAna #GrenfellTower pic.twitter.com/OyBU7vYqzg— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) June 14, 2017 Source: President of Ireland/Twitter “I have seen people jump”Witnesses have been describing what they saw as the fire quickly engulfed the apartment block, with a number of them saying people jumped from apartment windows to escape the blaze.“They were trapped. They couldn’t come downstairs, especially from the top floor … people have been burned,” a witness identified as Daniel told BBC Radio London. “My sympathies and those of the people of Ireland are with the residents of London’s Grenfell Tower and all those affected by this tragedy.”— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) June 14, 2017 Source: Michael Cowan/Twitter Short URL Lammy’s wife Nicola Green said that she last heard from Saye at around 3am this morning. Saye had told her “Please pray for me. There’s a fire in my council block. I can’t leave the flat.”Francis Dean, who is looking for his sister Zainab, told The Guardian that he is worried for her and her two-year-old son.He said: “It’s not looking good because I was chatting to her about 4am and she was trapped and there was smoke. At one point the son collapsed because of the smoke and I told her: you have to give him mouth to mouth.”Actor and director Noel Clarke is one of many appealing on social media for information on 12-year-old Jessica Urbano Ramirez, who is also missing at this time.
Share Brien StrawSigning AgreementTexas Southern University and Lone Star College are teaming up to streamline the transition for students to move from one school to the other.Brien StrawTSU President Dr. Austin LaneThe new president at TSU wants to increase enrollment. Dr. Austin Lane sees Lone Star campuses in north Harris County as an opportunity to do just that.“We’re becoming more and more diverse with African-American and Hispanic students, and so, it just seems to be a really fit for those students wanting to transfer,” Lane says.Currently Lone Star has partnerships with more than 30 universities, but the difference with this agreement is that it includes a long-term goal of bringing a TSU satellite campus to Lone Star’s Victory Center campus. Brien StrawDr. Stephen Head is the chancellor of Lone Star CollegeDr. Stephen Head is the chancellor of Lone Star College. He says the room to build is already set aside.“This is a little different relationship we have,” Head says. “We want them to be located on our property, and share facilities with us.”Building the satellite campus is expected to begin in two-to-three years.