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Posted by Timothy Adegbile on January 10, 2016 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

how good are you


Posted by Timothy Adegbile on July 13, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)
sevice cheifs New Service Chiefs have been named to succeed the ones sacked by President MUhammadu Buhari. A statement on Monday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, confirmed the development. The names of the new Service Chiefs were given as Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Major- General T.Y. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff; Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan, Chief of Defence Intelligence; and Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.), National Security Adviser Adesina, in the statement on Monday, provided profiles of the new military helmsmen: The new Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Olonishakin (N/6901) hails from Ekiti State. Until his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff today, he was the Head of the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger State. The new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Buratai hails from Borno State. Until his new appointment today, he was the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force which has its headquarters in Ndjamena. Maj-Gen. Buratai has previously served as Commander of the Nigerian Army?s 2nd Brigade in Port Harcourt and Commander of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna State. The new Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibas (NN/0746) hails from Cross River State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of the 26th Regular Course in 1979 and was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant in 1983. His previous appointments include: Naval Provost Marshal, Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command, Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command and Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters. Until his appointment as Chief of Naval Staff, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Navy Holdings Limited. The new Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar (NAF/1433) hails from Bauchi State. His previous appointments include: Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters; Chief of Defence Communications and Air Officer Commanding, NAF Training Command. Until his new appointment today as Chief of Air Staff, he was the Chief of Administration, NAF Headquarters. Adesina said the new Service Chiefs will hold their appointments in an acting capacity until confirmed by the Senate, adding: ?President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser for their services to the nation and wishes them well in their future endeavours.?

Breaking News Bomb blast in jos

Posted by Timothy Adegbile on July 12, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)
bomb There has been a bomb blast in tudun wada district of Jos. Report says it was planted at the Church toilet and the in. ECWA church compound. The Police anti bomb squad was able to defuse one of the bombs while the others exploded. It is also gathered that there was no loss of life .. End of alert

Meal For the Day

Posted by Timothy Adegbile on April 20, 2015 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (1)

John 15:16-17

You did not choose me but i chose you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last. then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other.

A shocker to the World GEJ Defeated!!!

Posted by Timothy Adegbile on April 1, 2015 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The incumbent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, almost took the shine off the victory on Tuesday of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria?s presidential election when, in a move that is out of place in a country like Nigeria, he quickly congratulated the president-elect. This was even hours before the final declaration of the winner by the Independent National electoral Commission. This move by Jonathan dominated the headlines and discussions around the world for the better part of the late evening on Tuesday. From the Cable News Network to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Nigerian media and notable personalities in and outside Nigeria, this became the talking point for the rest of the day after news filtered in that Jonathan had congratulated Buhari on his victory at the poll. The President called the president-elect at exactly 5:15pm to congratulate him. Nigeria?s former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, expressed shock at the move. Abubakar had gone on a visit to Buhari along with his elections peace committee members only to be told Jonathan had reached out to the president-elect. It was no doubt Buhari?s day of glory having sought the presidency since the country?s return to democratic rule in 1999. Buhari won the presidential election by 2.57 million votes, according to the final official results announced in the wee hours of Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The 72-year-old retired General garnered 15,424,921 votes, or 53.95 per cent of the 28,587,564 total valid votes cast. Jonathan, 57, had a cumulative total of 12,853,162 votes, or 44.96 per cent, of the total votes cast. Sequel to this, the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, pronounced Buhari the winner of the election. Jega said: ?Muhammadu Buhari, of the APC, having satisfied the requirement for the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.? Nigeria had its glorious day around the world on Tuesday with the commendation of the election process that commenced with voting on Saturday. The election was in the main peaceful and described as largely free and fair. Below is the full result: EKITI APC ? 120,331 PDP ? 176,466 OGUN APC ? 308,290 PDP 207,950 ENUGU APC ? 14,157 PDP ? 553,003 KOGI APC ? 264,851 PDP ? 149,987 OSUN APC ? 383,603 PDP ? 249,929 ONDO APC ? 299,889 PDP ? 251,368 FCT APC ? 146,399 PDP ? 157,195 OYO APC ? 528,620 PDP ? 303,376 NASARAWA APC ? 236,838 PDP ? 273,460 KANO APC ? 1,903,999 PDP ? 215,779 JIGAWA APC ? 885,988 PDP ? 142,904 KATSINA APC ? 1,345,441 PDP ? 98,937 KWARA APC ? 302,146 PDP ? 132,602 KADUNA APC ? 1,127,760 PDP ? 484,085 ANAMBRA APC ? 17,926 PDP ? 660,762 ABIA APC ? 13,394 PDP ? 368,303 AKWA IBOM APC ? 58,411 PDP ? 953,304 IMO APC ? 133,253 PDP ? 559,185 PLATEAU APC ? 429,140 PDP ? 549,615 EBONYI APC ? 19,518 PDP -323,653 NIGER APC ? 657,678 PDP ? 149,222 LAGOS APC ? 792,460 PDP ? 632,327 BAYELSA APC ? 5,194 PDP ? 361,209 GOMBE APC ? 361,245 PDP ? 96,873 CROSS RIVER APC ? 28,368 PDP ? 414,863 RIVERS APC ? 69,238 PDP ? 1,487,075 ADAMAWA APC ? 374,701 PDP ? 251, 664 ZAMFARA APC ? 612,202 PDP ? 144,833 KEBBI APC ? 567,883 PDP ? 100,972 BENUE APC ? 373,961 PDP ? 303,737 BAUCHI APC ? 931,598 PDP ? 86,085 YOBE APC ? 446,265 PDP ? 25,526 EDO APC ? 208,469 PDP ? 286,869 TARABA APC ? 261,326 PDP ? 310,800 SOKOTO APC ? 671,926 PDP ? 152,199 BORNO APC ? 473,543 PDP ? 25,640 DELTA PDP ? 1,211,205 APC ? 48,910.

Ekiti Results for presidential polls announced

Posted by Timothy Adegbile on March 29, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)
The Peoples Democratic Party has cleared the presidential poll in Ekiti State. Results across the 16 council areas in the state indicated the PDP winning in all. The results, collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission, however, showed that the All Progressives Congress improved in performance compared the June 21, 2014 governorship election. The National Assembly results were being collated as at press time. Some results were however cancelled in the state due to allegations of miscreants taking over the process in the areas affected. The results from the local governments released are as follows: Moba: Registered voters 40,416 Accredited 16880 APC 7,492 PDP 8,687 Cancellation in Osan Ward 7 and 9 Efon Accredited 9,357 APC 3,103 PDP 5,699 Ado Registered voters 130,777 Accredited 45,503 APC 14,414 PDP 25,411 Ikole Registered voters 48,531 Accredited 25,293 APC 10,026 PDP 13,306 Ise Orun Registered voters 34, 470 Accredited 16,061 APC 5,675 PDP 9,158 Gbonyin Registered voters 41,250 Accredited 17,935 APC 6334 PDP 8,792 Ikere Registered voters 44,945 Accredited 24,039 APC 7,990 PDP 14,091 Irepodun/Ifelodun Registered voters 54,468 Accredited 21,434 APC 7,970 PDP 11,395 Ekiti West Registered voters 40,042 Accredited 19,154 APC 8,001 PDP 10,003 Oye Registered voters 44,814 Accredited 21,116 APC 8,574 PDP 11,262 Over voting in unit 11 ward 11 Ekiti South West Registered voters 42,227 Accredited 19,162 APC 7,195 PDP 10,220 Emure Registered voters 26,876 Accredited 12,838 APC 5,353 PDP 6,822 Ido Osi Register voters 42,889 Accredited 21,512 APC 7,433 PDP 12,479 Ilejemeje Registered voters 11,787 ACPN 5 AD 19 APC 3000 PDP 3799 Ekiti East Registered voters 47,287 Accredited 21,600 APC 8,274 PDP 11,922 Ijero APC 9,498 PDP 13,420.

Ekiti Results for presidential polls announced

Posted by Timothy Adegbile on March 29, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)
The Peoples Democratic Party has cleared the presidential poll in Ekiti State. Results across the 16 council areas in the state indicated the PDP winning in all. The results, collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission, however, showed that the All Progressives Congress improved in performance compared the June 21, 2014 governorship election. The National Assembly results were being collated as at press time. Some results were however cancelled in the state due to allegations of miscreants taking over the process in the areas affected. The results from the local governments released are as follows: Moba: Registered voters 40,416 Accredited 16880 APC 7,492 PDP 8,687 Cancellation in Osan Ward 7 and 9 Efon Accredited 9,357 APC 3,103 PDP 5,699 Ado Registered voters 130,777 Accredited 45,503 APC 14,414 PDP 25,411 Ikole Registered voters 48,531 Accredited 25,293 APC 10,026 PDP 13,306 Ise Orun Registered voters 34, 470 Accredited 16,061 APC 5,675 PDP 9,158 Gbonyin Registered voters 41,250 Accredited 17,935 APC 6334 PDP 8,792 Ikere Registered voters 44,945 Accredited 24,039 APC 7,990 PDP 14,091 Irepodun/Ifelodun Registered voters 54,468 Accredited 21,434 APC 7,970 PDP 11,395 Ekiti West Registered voters 40,042 Accredited 19,154 APC 8,001 PDP 10,003 Oye Registered voters 44,814 Accredited 21,116 APC 8,574 PDP 11,262 Over voting in unit 11 ward 11 Ekiti South West Registered voters 42,227 Accredited 19,162 APC 7,195 PDP 10,220 Emure Registered voters 26,876 Accredited 12,838 APC 5,353 PDP 6,822 Ido Osi Register voters 42,889 Accredited 21,512 APC 7,433 PDP 12,479 Ilejemeje Registered voters 11,787 ACPN 5 AD 19 APC 3000 PDP 3799 Ekiti East Registered voters 47,287 Accredited 21,600 APC 8,274 PDP 11,922 Ijero APC 9,498 PDP 13,420.

bomb scares in Enugu polling unit

Posted by Timothy Adegbile on March 28, 2015 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Tension is high in Enugu following a reported bomb explosion at a polling unit at the WTC Primary School, Enugu, Saturday morning. WTC Primary School is located at Enugu North, one of the municipal local government areas in the Coal City State. DAILY POST learnt that the first explosion went off Friday night. Our correspondent, who is at the scene of the incident, reports that the police anti-bomb unit just carried out two controlled explosions. The latest controlled explosion was carried out around 9:05 am, few minutes after the Enugu Police Commissioner, Dan Bature, arrived the scene. Although journalists are still unable to gain entrance to exact spot, a source said the bomb was laden in a Honda Jeep. The situation has created panic in the area as voters were seen running helter-skelter.

OMG!!! doctors mysteriously find bullet in a boys head

Posted by Timothy Adegbile on March 4, 2015 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)
You know how some people book themselves in for a doctor?s appointment when they get the sniffles, or a sore throat, or a headache, and the rest of us make fun of them or call them a cry- baby? Well, 19-year-old Daytona Beach resident Juanye Jones is a living, breathing example of why you should visit the doctor ANYTIME you have a bad feeling about your health. You might have heard about the horrific campus shooting that took place at a Florida University mid-February? It seems that campus shoot-outs are becoming so common that they just aren?t the front-page news they used to be. Anyway, Jones was there, swept up in the crossfire of the dramatic shootings. At the time, he thought he had just been grazed on the ear by a ricochet, as there was a small amount of blood on his neck. He didn?t bother seeking medical attention for such a minor injury. But as the next day rolled by and the shock of the incident started to subside, Jones noticed over the next couple of days that he was experiencing recurring headaches, similar to migraines. Never suffering from migraines before, Jones figured that maybe it was some kind of symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder from the terrifying incident. Nevertheless, when the headaches got worse he decided to visit the hospital, and doctors took an X-ray of his skull. Both doctor and patient were baffled to discover that Jones had a bullet lodged in his brain, behind his ear. The news quickly spread throughout the hospital and the police showed up immediately. ?There was a young fellow in there for something minor and then the police showed up,? said Wayne Saddler, a witness at the hospital. ?I hear he has a bullet in his head. He had a headache and now he has a bullet in his head!? Two others had been shot at the Daytona Beach campus last week and Jones had been considered the most minor case out of the three of them, considering one of them had been grazed on the shoulder and the other got shot in the kneecap. Needless to say, Jones has quickly jumped to the top of the list in terms of lucky survivors. Police have stated that they believe all three of the gunshot victims were innocent bystanders who were just unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, rather than suspecting they had any involvement in the shooting whatsoever. A surveillance camera captured footage of the two anonymous gunmen fleeing the scene but it?s not clear enough to make out any distinguishable or identifiable features. The police are continuing their investigation and have asked anyone from the public with information on the shooting to come forward and help with the investigation. As for young Juanye Jones, I think he has a fairly legitimate reason for skipping his lectures for a few weeks, don?t you?

webs we salute you

Posted by Timothy Adegbile on March 4, 2015 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)
The daily bugle crew salutes webs.com for making their site available to closed source browsers hurray!!!

Rising artiste 'Bobby Shmurda' in prison

Posted by Mirmah on February 13, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Fourteen members of the Brooklyn GS9 gang including Bobby Shmurda were indicted.......Shmurda whose real name is 'Ackquille Pollard' was charged with various felonies including:murder,assault,3 weapons charge and drug trafficking.....

Valentine's promo

Posted by Mirmah on February 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)
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Video collabo

Posted by Mirmah on February 12, 2015 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)
P Square and don jazzy set to shoot new video 'collabo'in south africa

Man kills 600kg crocodile that ate pregnant wife

Posted by Bugletron on February 5, 2015 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Her husband, Mubarak Batambuze, was devastated ??? Nabire was pregnant when she died, and he had lost not only his wife but an unborn child as well... Four months ago, Demeteriya Nabire was killed by a crocodile when she went to the lake near her home to fetch water. The animal later came back to the area but found Nabire???s husband waiting, ready to take revenge. Demeteriya Nabire was at the water???s edge with a group of women from her village ??? they were gathering water from Uganda???s Lake Kyoga when the crocodile grabbed her. It dragged her away and she was never seen again. Her husband, Mubarak Batambuze, was devastated ??? Nabire was pregnant when she died, and he had lost not only his wife but an unborn child as well. He felt powerless. But then last month he heard the crocodile had returned. ???Somebody called me and said, ???Mubarak, I have news for you ??? the crocodile that took your wife is here ??? we are looking at it now.'??? The 50-year-old fisherman made his way to the lake with some friends. ???He was a very big monster, and we tried fighting him with stones and sticks. But there was nothing we could do,??? he says. So Batambuze went to visit the local blacksmith. ???I explained to him that I was fighting a beast that had snatched and killed my wife and unborn baby. I really wanted my revenge, and asked the blacksmith to make me a spear that could kill the crocodile dead. ???The Blacksmith asked me for 3.20 ($5) and made the spear for me,??? he says. It was a significant amount of money for Batambuze, but he was determined to kill the animal that had snatched his future. ???The crocodile ate my wife entirely. Nothing was ever seen of her again ??? no clothes, no part of her body that I could identify. I just didn???t know what to do ??? a mother and her unborn child. It was the end of my world. I was completely lost.??? Armed with his new spear ??? specially designed with a barb on one side ??? the widower went on the attack. When he got to the water the crocodile was still there, but Batambuze???s friends took fright. ???Please don???t attack this beast,??? they pleaded, ???it???s so huge it may eat you. The spear is not enough ??? it won???t finish the job.??? But Batambuze insisted they stay. ???I failed killing it the first time around,??? he told them, ???I???m not bothered if I die killing this beast. I???m going to take it on with this spear, and I will make sure that it dies.??? A Ugandan Wildlife Authority ranger, Oswald Tumanya, says the crocodile was more than four metres long and weighed about 600kg. ???I had so much fear in me but what helped me to succeed was the spear,??? says Batambuze. He tied a rope to the end of the weapon so that once the tip was embedded in the crocodile, he could pull it out at an angle and the barb would cut into more of the animal???s flesh. ???I put the spear into the crocodile???s side, and while my friends were helping to throw stones at the beast???s back, it tried getting its mouth up to attack me again. ???It turned violent, and then there was so much fear in the place. But I was so determined, and I wasn???t afraid of dying. I just wanted it dead, so I put the spear in its side and I pulled the rope. That got the crocodile into trouble.??? It took an hour and a half for Batambuze and his friends, fighting and retreating, exchanging attacks with the enraged animal, before the crocodile was finally dead. Exhausted, they made their way back to their village. ???There was so much shock. What really surprised everybody was how big the beast was. It wasn???t an ordinary crocodile. It was so big. And people called me and my friends heroes,??? he says. The dead animal was taken to Makarere University in Kampala, where it was examined by a vet, Wilfred Emneku. He says a tibia bone was found inside the crocodile???s stomach, but while he believes it???s human he can???t be sure. A crocodile expert at Charles Darwin University in Australia, Adam Britton, says he would be very surprised if any remains inside the animal???s stomach were those of Demeteriya Nabire. ???After 12 weeks??? under normal conditions, it would be highly improbable for bones from the same meal to remain in the stomach,??? he says. So while Batambuze???s celebrity status endures in his village, it is unlikely that he will ever have a grave to mourn at. ???Within myself I???m a very depressed man because I lost a wife and an unborn child,??? he explains. ???But the locals keep on saying, ???Thank you for killing the beast, that???s where we fetch water and we???re sure it would have taken somebody else. Thank you so much, you did a great job.'??? ???So I???m a local hero ??? people keep on thanking me.???

Even Al-Qaeda,Extremist Muslim Clericscondemn gruesome murder of JordanianPilot

Posted by Bugletron on February 5, 2015 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)
The head of Sunni Islam???s top university has called for the crucifixion of Islamic State militants over the burning of a Jordanian fighter pilot ??? an act even Al-Qaeda condemned as ???deviant???. Twitter account linked to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni branch of the terror group, denounced the killing as ???conclusive proof of Isis??? deviance??? Muslim clerics widely condemned Kasasbeh???s burning, saying such a form of killing was considered despicable by Islam, no matter the context. Dailymail reports that, the 1,000-year-old Al- Azhar university, which is revered by Sunni Muslims around the world, issued a statement expressing ???deep anger over the lowly terrorist act??? by what it called a ???Satanic??? group. Grand Sheikh Tayib said the act ???requires the punishment mentioned in the Koran for these corrupt oppressors who fight against God and his prophet: killing, crucifixion or chopping of the limbs.??? In Qatar, the International Association of Muslim Scholars, headed by prominent cleric Youssef al- Qaradawi and linked to the Muslim Brotherhood that has influence across the region, called the burning of Kasasbeh a criminal act. ???The Association asserts that this extremist organisation does not represent Islam in any way and its actions always harm Islam,??? it said. Saudi cleric Salman al-Odah wrote on his Twitter account: ???Burning is an abominable crime rejected by Islamic law regardless of its causes.???It is rejected whether it falls on an individual or a group or a people. Only God tortures by fire,??? he added. In reply, Islamic State posted its own religious edict on Twitter, which ruled that it is permissible in Islam to burn an infidel to death. However, senior clerics across the Islamic world argued that inflicting death by fire was always banned under Islam. ???The Prophet, peace be upon him, advised against burning people with fire,??? Sheikh Hussein bin Shu???ayb, head of the religious affairs department in southern Yemen, told Reuters in Aden. And even Muslim leaders sympathetic to the jihadist cause said the act of burning a man alive and filming the killing would damage Islamic State, which controls swathes of Syria and Iraq. Abu Sayaf, a Jordanian Salafist cleric who spent almost ten years in Jordanian prisons for militant activity, including a plot to attack U.S. troops, said: ???This weakens the popularity of Islamic State because we look at Islam as a religion of mercy and tolerance. Even in the heat of battle, a prisoner of war is given good treatment.??? ???Even if the Islamic State says Moaz had bombed and burned and killed us, and we punished him in the way he did to us, we say, OK but why film the video in this shocking way???? Sayaf told Reuters.This method has turned society against them.??? SITE, a U.S.-based monitoring service, quoted Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Muhaysini, whom it described as a Saudi jihadi, as saying on Twitter it would have been better if Kasasbeh???s captors had swapped him for ???Muslim captives???. The killing would make ordinary people sympathetic to Kasasbeh, he said.

Jordan Responds; An EYE for an EYE

Posted by Bugletron on February 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Jordan reacted swiftly to the release of a video showing ISIS burning a captured air force pilot alive, hanging two terrorists within hours early Wednesday and vowing an "earth-shaking" response to the sadistic slaughter. Jordan's King Abdullah, who was in Washigton for a diplomatic mission when the video depicting the horrific death of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh hit the Internet, met with lawmakers and then President Obama after getting word of Al- Kaseasbeh's death. Although the meetings were private, lawmakers said Abdullah, a former military general and special forces commander who has ruled the Arab nation since his father's death in 1999, was angry and resolute. ADVERTISEMENT "He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn???t seen,??? said Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., R- Calif., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king. ???He mentioned ???Unforgiven??? and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie.??? The retribution began even before King Abdullah returned to Amman, as Jordan executed two key Iraqi Al Qaeda operatives at dawn Wednesday. One was Sajida al-Rishawi, a woman who had been sentenced to death after her 2005 role in a triple hotel bombing that killed 60 people in Amman. The other was Ziad al-Karbouly, an Iraqi who served as an aide to Al Qaeda in Iraq founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Jordan, a member of the U.S.-led coalition that has been striking ISIS in Syria since this past September, had previously indicated it was considering an offer from Islamic State to trade Al-Rishawi for the pilot, but reports yesterday said the pilot had been dead for a month. The ghastly video sparked outrage on the streets of Jordan, a small nation of 6 million that shares borders with Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State has carved out its so-called caliphate. King Abdullah vowed to focus his people's anger on the terrorist army. Hunter would not say which part of ???Unforgiven??? the king quoted, but said it is clear the U.S. and Oxford educated king plans to take the fight to Islamic State. ???He???s angry,??? Hunter said. ???They???re starting more sorties tomorrow than they???ve ever had. They???re starting tomorrow. And he said, ???The only problem we???re going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.'??? In a statement, Jordan's army vowed an "earth- shaking" response ???proportionate to the magnitude of the tragedy of all Jordanians.??? And government spokesman Mohammad Momani said that Jordan???s response to the assassination ???will be swift. Jordanians??? wrath will devastate Daesh???s ranks.??? In the video, viewed by Fox News, al-Kaseasbeh, showing signs of having been beaten and clad in an orange jumpsuit, speaks under clear duress. A narrator speaking in Arabic blasts Arab nations, including Jordan, for taking part in U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS. The final five minutes of the video show the caged pilot, his clothing apparently doused in gasoline as the fuel is lit. His screams are audible as he collapses to his knees. After being killed, the burned man and the cage are buried by a bulldozer. The video ends with ISIS offering "100 golden Dinars" for any Muslims in Jordan who kill other Jordanian pilots, whose names, pictures and hometowns are shown. Sources told Fox News it demonstrated the highest production values of any tape to date, suggesting it took considerable time to shoot and produce. President Obama condemned the murder of the pilot before meeting privately with the king, saying the atrocity would "redouble the vigilance and determination on the part of our global coalition to make sure they are degraded and ultimately defeated." "It's just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization," Obama said. "And I think it will redouble the vigilance and determination on the part of the global coalition to make sure that they are degraded and ultimately defeated.??? "Lieutenant al-Kaseasbeh's dedication, courage and service to his country and family represent universal human values that stand in opposition to the cowardice and depravity of ISIL, which has been so broadly rejected around the globe," Obama said, using another acronym for the terror group. Jordan faces increasing threats from the militants. Jordan borders areas of the group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq, while there are have been signs of greater support for the group's militant ideas among Jordan's young and poor. After word spread that the pilot had been killed, dozens of people chanting slogans against the Islamic State group marched toward the royal palace to express their anger. Waving a Jordanian flag, they chanted, "Damn you, Daesh!" -- using the Arabic acronym of the group -- and "We will avenge, we will avenge our son's blood." "There is no religion [that] accepts such act," Amman resident Hassan Abu Ali said. "Islam is a religion of tolerance. (ISIS) have nothing to do with Islam. This is [a] criminal act." Jordanian Army spokesman Mamdouh al-Ameri said the country would strike back hard. "Our punishment and revenge will be as huge as the loss of the Jordanians," he said. Protesters marched in the pilot's home village of Ai and set a local government office on fire. Witnesses said the atmosphere was tense and that riot police patrolled the streets. The pilot's father, Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh, was attending a tribal meeting in Amman when news of the video surfaced, and he was seen being led from the session. Other men were seen outside, overcome with emotion. The Islamic State group has released a series of gruesome videos showing the beheading of captives, including two American journalists, an American aid worker and two British aid workers. Tuesday's was the first to show a captive being burned alive. David L. Phillips, a former State Department adviser on the Middle East, said he believes the pilot's killing could backfire, antagonizing Sunnis against the extremists, including Sunni tribes in Iraq. "They need to have a welcome from Sunni Arabs in Anbar Province (in Iraq) to maintain their operations," said Phillips, director of the Program on Peace-building and Human Rights at Columbia University. He said the extremist group's recent military setbacks may have fueled the killings. "They need to compensate for that with increasingly gruesome killings of prisoners," he said. The latest video was released three days after another video showed the purported beheading of a Japanese journalist, Kenji Goto, who was captured by the Islamic State group in October. The militants had linked the fates of the pilot and the journalist. A second Japanese hostage was apparently killed earlier last month. The U.N. Security Council in a statement condemned the "brutality of ISIL, which is responsible for thousands of crimes and abuses against people from all faiths, ethnicities and nationalities, and without regard to any basic value of humanity."

Ebola Vaccine Trial begins In Liberia

Posted by Bugletron on February 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As many as 30,000 Liberians will be injected with experimental Ebola vaccines over the course of a large-scale trial in the west African country.


The vaccine contains a harmless part of the Ebola virus that scientists hope will prompt the immune system into forming antibodies to fight the disease.


The potentially life-saving medicine has been delivered to a secret location in Liberia, and initially administered to just 12 volunteers.


Eventually the trial, centred at the Redemption Hospital in the capital of Monrovia, will involve up to 27,000 adults. Among those will be frontline health workers.


The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL), a collaboration between the United States and Liberia, said trials would begin at other hospitals around Monrovia after the first 600 participants join the study.


The candidate vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline's Chad3-EBO-Z and rVSV-ZEBOV, manufactured by Merck and Newlink, have been determined as safe for use on humans in smaller trials in several countries.


PREVAIL said the drugs could cause pain, redness or swelling in the injected arm, as well as fever, headaches and tiredness - but added that the side-effects "typically have been mild to moderate and have gone away on their own".


The study, led by the US National Institutes of Health, was launched at the Redemption Hospital on Sunday (local time) at an event attended by Liberian vice-president Joseph Boaikai.


"We hope that this scientific undertaking we launch here today will get answers for the mystery surrounding this disease," Mr Boaikai said.

Race for a cure


Although the number of Ebola cases has steadily decreasing in recent weeks, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have registered almost 9,000 deaths since the beginning of the worst outbreak on record in December 2013, although experts believe the real toll could be significantly higher.


There is currently no vaccine on the world market, and no specific drug approved to treat it, even though the virus first emerged in the 1970s.

Ebola virus explained


What is Ebola, and how does this highly contagious and deadly disease spread?


Researchers have said that it remains unknown what level of immune response is needed to protect humans from Ebola, which often causes fatal haemorrhaging, organ failure and severe diarrhoea.


The Wellcome Trust is funding tests on the GSK candidate vaccine in Britain and Mali and parallel studies of other vaccines in Geneva, Gabon, Kenya and Guinea.


"It's fantastic that large-scale trials of the first candidate Ebola vaccine are getting underway in Liberia, a country that has suffered enormously at the hands of this disease," said the charity's director, Jeremy Farrar.


"The WHO confirmed last week that infection rates there continue to fall, which emphasises the need to complete these crucial trials as quickly as possible.


"The international response that has got us this point has been phenomenal and we must keep on course until the infection rate is brought down to, and remains at, zero."


The Wellcome Trust is funding tests on the GSK candidate vaccine in Britain and Mali and parallel studies of other vaccines in Geneva, Gabon, Kenya and Guinea.


Posted by Bugletron on February 3, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)
Soccer fanatics, semi-professional players, virtual coaches and video game fans get together every year to passionately discuss the same dilemma: FIFA or PES? The discussion is more lively than ever here at Softonic. Editors Alessandro and Daniel have spent hours playing FIFA 15 and PES 2015, and after some spectacular goals, goal line clearances, and a lot of mistakes, they've picked sides in the battle: Alessandro prefers EA's FIFA 15, while Daniel's leaning more towards Konami's PES 2015. For both games, Daniel and Alessandro analyzed the most important factors: gameplay, graphics, tactics, licenses, and feeling on the pitch. Keeping an open mind, they simulated a soccer game between the two soccer heavyweights to determine the best soccer sim of the year. Gameplay Animations Daniel - PES 2015: I was really impressed with the animations of PES this year. Even the demo lets you appreciate Konami's hard work. In the games we played, there were several high quality moves; a high pass made ??????by Hamsik with the outside right foot found Higuain alone in front of the net, allowing him to finish off with a half volley bicycle kick, and it looked great. As I got to see at E3, PES 2015 let me enjoy more freedom of movement: the classic problem of running on the spot is now a thing of the past. Not only that, players can now maneuver better with less space, being able to lose defenders with feints that are much closer to what's possible in reality. The difference is huge when compared with FIFA, where players can execute moves with feints and tricks that are completely unrealistic. The return of the PES ID??? where individual players have their own style and animation??? and its extension to more players makes PES 2015 even more realistic. In the old PES, you could recognize Roberto Carlos' style of gameplay, but now it's even better. Ronaldo, for example, is identifiable from each frame and motion, almost as if you're in front of the TV watching a Champions League game. Even the one-on-ones with the goalkeeper seem much more realistic. In FIFA 15, it's almost impossible to score with a lob, and it's one of the most common shots in these situations! In PES 2015, on the other hand, everything seems more natural, which we saw on several occasions. Speaking of goalkeepers: they're more realistic too. The goalies of PES 2015 have improved significantly, especially when they're outside the box, anticipating shots from strikers much more intelligently. Then you have then animations that you see in the stadium, like when players' momentum takes them off the field, in danger of falling over the ad hoardings. Alessandro - FIFA 15: Yes, it is true, PES 2015 offers gameplay improvements, movement, and an impressive looking new graphics engine (the FOX engine), but despite a general improvement in the animations, it seems like Konami still has some work to do on its sometimes slow and cumbersome animations. In FIFA 15, animations have improved too, and while PES is catching up, it's not up to FIFA's standards yet. In FIFA 15, players also react emotionally to gameplay. Players will look angry if things go wrong, just like in real life! You mention PES ID, but we saw how well players move in FIFA. The fast dribbling of Messi, the physical power of Cristiano Ronaldo in one- on-ones, or the ball stopping stop control typical of Aguero are just a few examples where you can really feel the individual player you are controlling. In terms of goalies, I only partly agree with Daniel. I found the PES goalkeepers less realistic, alternating between extreme calm and stillness, and exaggerated movement. In FIFA 15, however, the goalkeepers are more responsive and have 50 new animations, created by digitizing the movements of Howard, Everton's goalkeeper. The result is extraordinary: they seem instinctive, coming out of the box fluidly, punching away shots, touching the ball with fingertips, and much more. Seeing is believing. Conclusion: FIFA wins. 1-0. Physics Daniel - PES 2015: The physics of the ball in PES 2015 is significantly improved compared to previous years. In past games, it felt like kicking around a bowling ball: players seemed to kick the ball heavily as they ran across the field. Now, however, the ball behaves in a much more natural way, especially in precision shots, where you can see much more realistic effects. Even in the contact between the players, you can almost feel the sweat on the opponent while taking on physical battles during the game. I know it's far from perfect, but I'm convinced that the small defects that are attributable to the features and demos will be fixed in the final version. If we're talking strictly about physical improvements, the steps taken by PES 2015 are huge, while FIFA has changed almost nothing compared to last year. Alessandro - FIFA 15: I don't agree. Personally, after making huge claims, I was expecting PES 2015 to have more realistic physics. The 'bowling ball' effect remains for me, although it does seem a bit less pronounced. The ball is still 'heavy', some trajectories don't seem believable, and throws-ins don't feel right. This is the complete opposite to FIFA, where the physics of the ball almost verges on perfection: the trajectories of shots and crosses are clean and natural, and the deviations and rebounds are very convincing. True, player contact has improved in PES (and it took time), but players falling after a foul looks a little fake. FIFA is clearly ahead in this regard; here, physical power and timing are crucial for winning a tackle, and if the opponent escapes, you can grab his shirt to stop him. Conclusion: FIFA scores again. 2-0. Artificial intelligence and style of play Alessandro - FIFA 15: FIFA 15's AI is much improved. Your can give players personalized orders and ask for specific movements on the field. For example, you can ask the attacker to pressure the opposing defense in possession of the ball, or ask the left wing defender for offensive support, to name a few. Players follow directions in an intelligent way, allowing for more experienced plays and strategies to shape the team according to the philosophy of the game. The AI is also brilliant when talking about opponents. Your rivals are now able to interpret your style of play and adapt their strategy to changes in the game . If you're wining 1-0 just a few minutes from the final whistle, expect pressure from your opponent (taking the chance to play on a break), or vice versa; you can surge forward to the bitter end to if your opponent is ahead in the last minutes of the game. Finally, I can't say anything without mentioning the corners. You can now choose between 4 predefined strategies on corner kicks: directing the ball towards the first or second post, on the edge of the area, or into a mass of players in front of the box. It's great for increasing the unpredictability of corner kicks. Daniel - PES 2015: Even though the teams in PES 2015 won't be wearing official shirts, you'll still be able to recognize them by the way they play. The re-creation of the way that each team plays is good enough to make it hard to distinguish between reality and fiction. Real Madrid plays with speed in counter-attacks, Barcelona makes a lot of short passes, while Atletico Madrid is defense-minded. The AI of individual players, in your team and your opponents, are really amazing. While you're attacking, your teammates move up the field and take the wings to open up space in case you want to make a pass. This also makes the game more fun, so much so that you feel like you're playing with other "soccer smart" people on your team. Compare this with FIFA, where you often feel abandoned and alone on the field. In this demo, I saw opponents do things that FIFA players have never been able to appreciate. Individual players react very well to situations in which you have to act instinctively, like when a defender is clearing the ball and must sweep it away immediately, when the attacker sees an unguarded net and pulls away, or when a goalkeeper comes out of his box to anticipate an attacker. In addition, even in PES, there are tactical options for corners, but you can also take a player and strategically place him where you want him to be able to better take advantage of a corner. Conclusion: PES scores. 2-1. Graphics Player realism and the field Alessandro - FIFA 15: The next-gen graphics engine in FIFA 15 looks incredible. The field degrades during the game, while the uniforms of the players get covered in dirt and grass during the matches and move in a natural way. This isn't the case with PES: when you score a goal, for example, the ball hitting the net seems really unnatural. In short, PES seems like a step back, not being 100% aesthetically pleasing. On the other hand, the two simulators seem equal when it comes to each players' physical resemblance to the real thing. Features, expressions, scars, hair cuts, beards: every detail is reproduced with meticulous detail in both FIFA and PES. I must admit, however, that on the ground level, the Konami game is really impressive . Daniel - PES 2015: Player resemblance in PES 2015 is amazing; all of the most famous players are perfectly recognizable and their every feature is faithfully reproduced, as Alessandro noted, even down to the haircuts. I think that from the point of view players in Pro Evolution Soccer, it's a cut above those in FIFA 15. During replays especially, you can appreciate the attention to detail, such as the eyeline of the players, which follows the movements of the ball and the action. Conclusion: No one scores. Still 2-1. Stadium atmosphere Daniel - PES 2015: Pro Evolution Soccer has always been a step ahead in terms of setting and atmosphere, and this continues to improve year after year. In PES 2015, your living room seems to turn into a stadium every time you start a game. In the stands, the fans are enthusiastic, and each time the action moves closer to one of the goals, the audience's excitement grows, just like in reality. In addition, the cheers change from team to team, showcasing which team is playing in their home stadium. Even the banners on the sideline give the impression of watching a real game. Alessandro - FIFA 15: Daniel hit the mark. Pro Evolution Soccer has always enjoyed a certain advantage in terms of atmosphere. This year, however, I think that FIFA has caught up. For me, both simulators now let you believe you are at the stadium. EA has fixed a lot of details off the field: on the sidelines, you'll see LED ads, ball boys ready to give back the ball, cameraman, coaches, and lots more. Above all though, you'll see a graphically well-defined and participatory audience. Why FIFA? Because the crowd in the stands is more dynamic and alive, while in PES, fans often move overly mechanically. I agree on the absolute domination of Pro Evolution Soccer with regard to the banners in the stands, but did you notice that while changing teams, some of the slogans are repeated? Conclusion: Stalemate again. 2-1. Celebrations and Replays Daniel - PES 2015: The details in PES player celebrations are amazing. After scoring a goal, Vidal runs towards the curve mimicking a heart with his hands??? exactly like he does in real life! Even when I played with Bayern at E3, Ribery approached the camera, grabbed it, and shook it with both hands while screaming into it. These kinds of details in PES are just amazing. Even the replays are a highlight of the series. The auto replays may not be as spectacular, but the freedom to manually move the camera during replays allows you to watch the goals from every angle and zoom the camera in on every player's face. Alessandro - FIFA 15: A goal should be celebrated. Always. EA knows this, and it's introduced new ways to celebrate, digitizing real celebrations from real soccer games. Unlike Konami's game, where the type of celebration is decided automatically, FIFA lets you choose (with a special combination of buttons) how you want to celebrate a goal you've just scored. You can choose between tens of celebrations! After the goal, you can't miss the replay to relive your best moments. Even here, FIFA 15 has caught up when compared to PES. The replay system has been revisited in the EA game, with results that are more realistic: the replays have been cut much more like they are on TV, and the movements and angles of the camera make you feel as if you were reviewing the highlights of the match in front of the TV. Tactics and strategies Alessandro - FIFA 15: The tactics and strategy system in PES has always been better than that of FIFA, especially in recent years. But now, EA has finally caught up. The renewed tactics menu makes it easier to customize your formation. It's also possible to give custom instructions to each player. You can get your center forwards to run in behind defenders or to press the opposing team whenever they're not in possession of the ball. You can give freedom of movement to the superstar player, get the wingers to help out in defense, or have the center backs push up and play as strikers if you're in the last minutes of the game and you desperately need a goal. The new system allows you to do all this and much more. Yes. PES has added the ability to use different styles of play based on the context of the game: early in the match, with or without possession of the ball. However, in this aspect of the game, not much has changed. Then again, why should you change a winning formula? Daniel - PES 2015: Exactly. You don't change a winning formula. You make specific adjustments to resolve minor problems or to make improvements. The tactics and strategy system in PES has always been fantastic, and while you can criticize the aesthetics of the interface, you certainly can't say anything bad about the practicality of all the tools it provides. Changing the behavior of the team based on the situation of the game increases the simulation aspect of PES 2015, once again confirming that Konami is dedicated to providing a complete range of soccer dynamics on a virtual field. FIFA 15 has undergone some major changes and more importantly, many features and tactics that were absent before have now been added. I do have some doubts as to how much impact all of these aspects and tactics will actually have on the game though. Between the two, I think I'd rather stick with the winning formula, namely the tactics and strategies of PES. Conclusion: FIFA comes out strong with a counterattack by PES. 2-2. Team licenses, stadiums and competitions Daniel - PES 2015: The chaaaampioooons! Hearing the song of the most important European competition gave me goosebumps, as did the view of the starry banner laid out in the middle of the pitch by the UEFA ball boys. In short, being able to play in the Champions League in PES 2015 is a unique experience, as it is for the Europa League, European Super Cup and the Copa Libertadores. FIFA 15 doesn't offer official competitions, so you're forced to play the standard championship or made up tournaments, but I think Konami could make a bit more effort to obtain licenses, at least for all the major teams, stadiums, and European competitions. Nevertheless, the fact that I can see my team play in the Champions league (in the game at least) is truly amazing! Alessandro - FIFA 15: The work done by EA is impressive. There are over 25 championships, all licensed. You also have the complete Premier League, along with all the stadiums from the first division. In short, there is something for everyone. The range of licenses offered by PES is notoriously worse: only leagues from Argentina, Spain, France and the Netherlands are fully licensed, while leagues from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal have only partial licenses. Having the rights to the Champions League, Europa League, European Super Cup and the Copa Libertadores doesn't compensate for the clear difference. Conclusion: FIFA retakes the lead: 3-2. Feeling of the game Alessandro - FIFA 15: FIFA has been substantially improved in terms of gameplay, animations and responsive controls. What's more, it really gives you the impression of a stadium atmosphere. Playing is fun and, and above all, the game is particularly entertaining. On top of that, the multiplayer mode, skill games, and endless game modes will keep you glued to the screen. The goalkeepers, on the other hand, aren't exactly impeccable, and at times it's a bit too easy to score a solo goal using fast or highly skilled players. For its part, PES 2015 gave me a nice surprise. The generation gap has given new life to the simulator by Konami. The gameplay has been significantly improved, as has the responsiveness of the controls and the physics of the ball. It does, however, still need a little something extra to be on par with FIFA. Nevertheless, the jump in quality is obvious, particularly regarding the specific movements of the players and the control touches, which are truly exceptional. I still prefer FIFA, but I must admit that PES has regained much of the charm it had lost in recent years. Daniel - PES 2015: The game by Konami manages to reproduce the atmosphere of great soccer, along with events such as the Champions League. What's more, the sensation of playing has been refined to perfection. Although the graphics in FIFA 15 are still a little better than PES 2015, where contact between players and movement on the pitch could still be improved, as far as the "feeling" of soccer goes, Konami takes the prize this year. PES 2015 is a true simulator. The transitions, the movement of players, the team play, the AI of opposing teams, and its reproduction of different playing styles give you the experience of real soccer simulation. I was a little disappointed with FIFA 15. Although it has been improved, the game by EA seems more arcade than it was a year ago, not only because of the many things you're able to do with the ball, but also because it seems like you have slightly less control over the players. Of course, everyone will have their own opinions, but this is the impression that I have this year! Conclusion: PES changes formation forces FIFA to defend. 3-3. The final whistle goes as one an intense game comes to an end In our first test with the demo versions, PES 2015 fell short of FIFA 15 by one goal. The fact that EA was ahead at the end of the first half was mainly due to a slight delay in the preparation of Konami's game, with the full version having been released on November 13. Now that it's back, PES 2015 has regained the upper hand with a game that's much more convincing than it has been in recent years. Although FIFA 15 has introduced many new features and still has fantastic physics along with great animations, Konami has managed to catch up in many aspects, successfully replicating the feeling of a soccer game in a way that it's never done before. Ultimately, the preference remains a matter of taste. However, if you are a fan of virtual soccer, the choice this year is certainly more difficult than ever.

Anti-Extremisim Protest Increase

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Pegida holds its first march in Austria against the "Islamisation of the west", echoing demonstrations in Germany, as protestors clash with police and anti-racism campaigners. The gathering in Vienna drew about 250 people, far fewer than the tousands who have turned out to similar events in Germany. The march was organised by Pegida - Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West - and originated in Desden, Germany last year. While there were no reports of Nazi symbols or gestures at German Pegida protests, at least two demonstrators in Vienna were seen raising their arms to make the Hitler salute, in the first rally of its kind in Austria. Dresden protests have drawn as many as 25,000 people to their marches and thousands more at other eastern German cities, along with thousands protesting against Pegida. Organisers in Vienna had sought to temper expectations of a huge turnout before their rally, saying they only expected a few hundred participants, and insisted the march was not anti- Muslim. The Pegida demonstrators in Vienna were vastly outnumbered by their opponents. Carrying Austrian flags and chanting "We are the people", Pegida protesters faced off against protesters shouting "Down with Pegida" and "We are all anti-fascists". About 5,000 demonstrators carrying anti-Pegida slogans marched through downtown Vienna, and several hundred of them blocked the Pegida demonstrators from marching. The rally followed demonstrations on Friday by left-wing activists protesting against an annual ball in Vienna that traditionally draws right-wing figures. About 1,200 police, many in riot gear, were on duty at the Tuesday protest, although a police spokesman said there had been no incidents or arrests. In a draft law aimed in part at tackling militants, Austria's government has proposed requiring standardised German-language translations of the Koran and prohibiting foreign funding of Muslim organisations on its soil. The initiative follows alarm over official estimates that about 170 people from Austria have joined up with Islamist militant forces fighting in the Middle East.

Hmm Is Nicky finally going in?

Posted by Bugletron on February 3, 2015 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)
The rumor mill has been buzzing around Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill in the past month or so, speculating that the two are a new couple, and it looks like the rumors might be true. While the two have been going back and forth with subliminals on social media, and commenting on each other's posts, Nicki just posted a photo to her Instagram of the Philly rapper kissing up on the Pinkprint MC. The two, who have been nicknamed Omeeka as their couple title, recently hosted a club event together, and fans were wondering if the two would confirm their relationship. While we can't tell if anything is official, it's clear that Nicki and Meek have quite the soft spot for each other. Ms. Minaj has been speaking out about her breakup to her boyfriend of 10 years, Safaree, in recent interviews, and the two have been taking to social media to respond to each other's statements. Hopefully the storm has settled, and the two can move on with their new happiness.