Kenyan president vows vengeance for Somalia attack

first_imgIt’s been a week since Al-Shabaab militants attack on a Kenya’s Defence Forces base in Somalia, and Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed vengeance.Kenyatta says the attack, whose casualties are yet to be officially disclosed, had only renewed the country’s determination to destroy the terror group.last_img

14 killed in jihadist attack on Nigeria military base

first_imgAt least 14 killed in central Nigeria gunmen attack Nigeria’s military commanders shift command base Burkina Faso has been targeted by jihadist attacks since 2015. (AFP) Nigerian soldiers stand at the ready at the headquarters of the 120th Battalion in Goniri, Yobe State, in Nigeria’s restive northeast on July 3, 2019. – Boko Haram’s decade-long campaign of violence has killed 27,000 people and displaced about two million in Nigeria. The insurgency has spilled over into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, prompting formation of a regional military coalition to defeat the jihadist group. (Photo by AUDU MARTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read AUDU MARTE/AFP/Getty Images)Jihadists killed 14 security personnel and civilians in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Wednesday, security sources told AFP.Suspected Boko Haram fighters in trucks fitted with machine guns launched a dawn raid on the army base in the town of Damboa, sparking intense fighting.Sources said six soldiers, four police officers and two members of a government-backed militia were killed along with two civilians.“We lost six soldiers in the attack while six others were injured,” a military officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.The officer claimed 13 insurgents were killed by a fighter jet as they fled the area.The leader of an anti-jihadist militia said the civilians who died were among more than 50 local residents hit by shrapnel after rocket-propelled grenades fired by the jihadists hit nearby homes.Nigeria’s decade-long jihadist insurgency has killed 36 000 people and displaced two million others inside the country, and spilled into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.The United Nations has complained of a surge in violence in the conflict zone in recent weeks.Anger has been growing among local residents about the army’s failure to stem the attacks despite repeated claims from officials that the insurgency has been defeated.Relatedcenter_img At least 14 churchgoers killed by gunmen in Nigerialast_img read more

Farmington Hills police investigate ‘stranger danger’

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington Hills Police Department has boosted patrols in a neighborhood near Inkster and Shiawassee Roads, after a possible “stranger danger” incident.According to a news release, a motorist approached a child at around 5:30 p.m. on June 5, in the area of Rensselaer and Emmett Streets. The man stopped and asked if the child wanted a ride. The child walked away and notified two adults in the area, who called 911. The man drove away.Police say the driver is a white man in his 50s who wears glasses, is balding with gray hair, and a gray goatee and mustache. He was described as speaking with an unknown accent. The vehicle was described as a dark colored sedan, possibly a black Chevy Impala.Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have video surveillance footage, is asked to call 248-871-2610. Reported bylast_img read more

NASA Will Soon Use GPS Technology to Navigate in Space

first_imgGPS (Global Positioning System) – the satellite-based navigation system which has been helping an estimated four billion people locate themselves on Earth, could soon be found being used in space. NASA is now looking to use the navigation system to pilot in and around the lunar orbit during future ARTEMIS missions. A team at NASA is developing a special receiver that would be able to pick up location signals provided by the 24 to 32 operational GPS satellites. The navigation system is operated by the U.S. military about 12,550 miles above Earth’s surface, and can be used by anyone with a GPS receiver.NASA’s ARTEMIS program is an ongoing crewed spaceflight program carried out by NASA, U.S. commercial spaceflight companies, and international partners such as ESA with the goal of landing the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024. Artemis would be the first step towards the long-term goal of establishing a sustainable presence on the Moon, laying the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy, and eventually sending humans to Mars.The GPS signals provide location data used in vehicle navigation systems, interactive maps, and tracking devices of all types, among many other applications. Such a capability could soon also provide navigational solutions to astronauts and ground controllers operating the Orion spacecraft, the Gateway in orbit around the Moon, and other lunar surface missions.GPS is made up of three parts: satellites, ground stations, and receivers. The ground stations monitor the satellites, and a receiver, like those found in a phone or car, by constantly listening for a signal from the satellites. The receiver calculates its distance from four or more satellites to pinpoint a location. Instead of navigating streets on Earth, a spacecraft equipped with an advanced GPS receiver may soon be paired with precise mapping data to help astronauts track their locations in the vast ocean of space between the shores of Earth and the Moon, or across the craterous lunar surface.Navigation services near the Moon have historically been provided by NASA’s communications networks. The GPS network, which has more satellites and can better accommodate additional users, could help ease the load on NASA’s networks, thereby freeing up that bandwidth for other data transmission. According to NASA engineer and Principal Investigator at Goddard Space Flight Center, Munther Hassouneh, the team has been trying to use existing infrastructure for navigational purposes, instead of building new infrastructure around the Moon.NASA has been working to extend GPS-based navigation to high altitudes, above the orbit of the GPS satellites, for more than a decade and now believes its use at the Moon, which is about 250,000 miles from Earth, can be done. According to Jason Mitchell, Chief Technologist for Goddard’s Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division, the team is using infrastructure that was built for surface navigation on Earth for applications beyond Earth. Its use for higher-altitude navigation has now been firmly established with the success of missions like Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES). In fact, with MMS, NASA is already nearly half way to the Moon.The lunar GPS receiver is based on the Goddard-developed Navigator GPS, which engineers began developing in the early 2000s specifically for NASA’s MMS mission, the first-ever mission to study how the Sun’s and Earth’s magnetic fields connect and disconnect. The goal was to build a spacecraft-based receiver and associated algorithms that could quickly acquire and track GPS radio waves even in weak-signal areas. Navigator is now considered an enabling technology for MMS.Without Navigator GPS, the four identically equipped MMS spacecrafts couldn’t fly in their tight formation in an orbit that reaches as far as 115,000 miles from Earth’s center — far above the GPS constellation and about halfway to the Moon.TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENTS REQUIREDExtending the use of GPS to the Moon will require some enhancements over MMS’s onboard GPS system, including a high-gain antenna, an enhanced clock, and updated electronics. The team is addressing those challenges — thanks to Goddard’s years-long investment in important enabling technologies, particularly in the area of miniaturization. According to Jason Mitchell, Goddard’s IRAD (Internal Research and Development) program has positioned them to solve some of the problems associated with using GPS in and around the Moon. A smaller, more robust GPS receiver could also support the navigational needs of SmallSats, including a new SmallSat platform Goddard engineers are now developing.The team’s current lunar GPS receiver concept is based on NavCube, a new capability developed from the merger of MMS’s Navigator GPS and SpaceCube, a reconfigurable, very fast flight computer platform. The more powerful NavCube, developed with IRAD support, was recently launched to the International Space Station where it is expected to employ its enhanced ability to process GPS signals as part of a demonstration of X-ray communications in space.The GPS processing power of NavCube combined with a receiver for lunar distances should provide the capabilities needed to use GPS at the Moon. Earlier this year, the team simulated the performance of the lunar GPS receiver and found promising results. By the end of this year, the team plans to complete the lunar NavCube hardware prototype and explore options for a flight demonstration.last_img read more

Carrasco Back to Form; Indians Beat Up Royals 8-3

first_img Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoIndiansLonnie ChisenhallMichael BrantleyRoyals Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedecenter_img CLEVELAND – The last time Carlos Carrasco took the mound he was only able to muster 2.2 innings allowing four runs on four hits against the White Sox.With a couple days to focus and get more away from his injury, the Indians righty was back to form on Monday night at Progressive Field, allowing a first inning homer but then settling in to shut down the Royals in a Tribe 8-3 win.His last start was his first since a trip to the disabled list, and Monday night he looked a lot more like the pitcher that has been at times dominant in games for the Indians in 2015.“It was different today, just the way that I feel today,” Carrasco said. “The way that I attacked today that’s the way I had been feeling from the beginning of the season till now, but my last start I didn’t feel that.”The victory is the 13th of the season for Carrasco against 10 losses. He went six innings allowing a run on five hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. His ERA is now at 3.62 on the season.“Once he established and got into the game, he started throwing one of the better breaking balls he’s had,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.“With this team (Royals) as aggressive as they are with fastballs, he could throw it for a strike or a strike to ball, and that really played a part in his success tonight.”The offense gave Carrasco plenty of help after he allowed a leadoff homer in the first to Royals left fielder Alex Gordon. The Tribe nine struck for eight runs on 12 hits, with most of them coming off K.C. starter Edinson Vólquez. The last time Vólquez faced the Indians back on July 27th he went six innings allowing three runs on six hits with five walks and four strikeouts.Monday night Jason Kipnis responded right away as he led off the Indians first with a solo homer to tie the game at one apiece. It was Kipnis’ 8th homer of the season and 47th run batted in.The Indians offense struck again in the third as Lonnie Chisenhall (3-for-3 with 3 RBI) hit a double to right to give the Indians a 2-1 lead.Gio Urshela extended the Tribe lead in the 4th with a solo HR on a 1-1 pitch to the bleachers in left center to make it a 3-1 game.Volquez had allowed just 12 homers in 175.1 innings entering Monday’s game, but both Kipnis and Urshela went deep against him.Chisenhall hit a sac fly in the 5th to make it 4-1, but then the Royals clawed their way back in the 7th.They pushed two runs across against Zach McAllister, with a Gordon single off Bryan Shaw that was charged to McAlliser, and then a Ben Zobrist dribbler to third that got another run home to make it 4-3.The Indians got the run back and more, as they scored three in their half of the 7th to put the game away. With runners on Chisenhall again came through with a single to right to score a run, and then Yan Gomes drove a double to the gap in right center to score two to close out the scoring at 8-3.Kyle Crockett and Jeff Manship were able to close it out for the Indians to secure the win and push them back to .500 at 71-71 as they stay in the Wild Card race in the American League.Carrasco has been limited after coming back from his stint on the DL, but it’s now two outings, and Francona seems to feel when he takes the mound in five days he will be able to go full strength as long as he’s throwing well. “He’s into it enough we can let the game dictate it,” Francona said.Tuesday night at 7:10pm Josh Tomlin (5-1, 2.85) goes for the Indians against Kris Medlen (3-1, 4.58) for the Royals. last_img read more

Moses Simon Shines In Nantes Loss As Brilliant Osimhen Scores Again

first_imgRenato SANCHES of Lille, REINILDO of Lille, Loic REMY of Lille and Victor OSIMHEN of Lille celebrate during the French Cup Soccer match between ESM de Gonfreville and Lille OSC on January 18, 2020 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport via Getty Images)Super Eagles winger Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon was in irresistible form for Nantes despite their 4-3 loss to fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon in the Coupe de France on Saturday.The Nigerian who made the switch to the Stade de la Beaujoire on a season-long loan from La Liga side Levante in the summer had a hand in all three Nantes goals setting up two and scoring the third as Christian Gourcuff’s men exited the competition in the round of 32.Playing in front of their home fans, Nantes paid for their sluggish start and were put to the sword by promising 16-year-old attacker Rayan Cherki who scored twice to put Lyon 2-0 up inside nine minutes.Moses Simon set up Renaud Emond to halve the deficit in the 16th minute but Nantes were 3-1 down eight minutes before half-time as the effervescent Cherki teed up Martin Terrier to score.Lyon were simply too much for Nantes despite Simon’s effort and the visitors made it 4-1 in the 69th minute when Moussa Dembele who had missed a penalty a minute earlier, ran on to an exquisite through ball from Cherki and rounded the keeper before slotting home.Read Also: Moses Simon Reveals Reason For Nantes Switch (AUDIO)The 24-year-old Simon led an unlikely calvary charge late on and set up Imran Louza in the 82nd minute before scoring his side’s third to put Nantes within two goals of their opponents.But the comeback couldn’t materialise as Lyon held on to progress to the round of 16.Meanwhile, Lille also progressed to the next round of the competition after red-hot 21-year-old Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen came off the bench to inspire them to a 2-0 win at fifth division side Gonfreville.Christophe Galtier had elected to field a one-man attack led by French forward Loic Remy but with the visitors posing difficult to prise open, Osimhen, Lille’s top scorer this season was sprung from the bench to devasting effect.Read Also: Osimhen Clears Air Over Quarrel With Lille TeammateRemy broke the deadlock in the 69th minute just eight minutes after Osimhen’s introduction and the Nigerian made sure of the results two minutes into added time with his 15th goal of an incredible debut season for the Great Danes.RelatedLigue 1: Six In Six For Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon Scores Winner For NantesOctober 6, 2019In “Europe”Moses Simon Reveals Reason For Nantes Switch (AUDIO)October 19, 2019In “Nigeria”Moses Simon Bags Hat Trick In Nantes 8-0 Annihilation Of Paris FC In French League CupOctober 30, 2019In “Europe”last_img read more

Wrestling: Adekuoroye Hails Sports Minister, Halogen Over Adopt Initiative (AUDIO)

first_imgCommonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) has hailed Nigeria’s Sports Minister Hon. Sunday Dare for his brainchild – the Adopt Initiative – while also thanking security outfit Halogen Ltd for adopting her ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.The 6-time African champion was last week presented with $10,000 (about N3.6million) and training kits by Halogen and the Sports Minister respectively to aid her preparation for the global showpiece, following her adoption by the security firm.In a chat with, Adekuoroye, who is the first Nigerian wrestler to qualify for the Summer Games also promised not to let her supporters down in Tokyo.“Before we used to struggle to go to competitions and training camps, but I know that with their support now, I can train outside Nigeria, I can go to competitions before the Olympics, which will really help,” the 26-year-old wrestling sensation said.“For the training kits, using one of the best training kits is so exciting, I’m happy.“I want to really thank them (Halogen Ltd) for their support. And I want to also thank the Sports Minister Hon. Dare for this great privilege given to me, and I promise not to disappoint.”Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download AudioWith huge expectations on Adekuoroye to deliver Nigeria’s first Olympic medal in wrestling, the Ondo State-born athlete says she is not under any pressure.“I’m not under any pressure to compete at this Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” she said. “I believe with God on my side all is possible.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download Audio“I know what God has deposited in me, and I’m good to go by His grace.”RelatedAdopt Initiative: Ministry Signs MoU With Halogen Company for World No. 1 AdekuroyeFebruary 20, 2020In “Wrestling”Quadri, Amusan, Others Clinch IOC Scholarships Ahead of Tokyo 2020 OlympicsMarch 20, 2019In “Sports”Adekuoroye Claims Second World Championships Bronze Medal (AUDIO)September 19, 2019In “Wrestling”last_img read more

Mancini: Kean, Zaniolo demotions will serve for discipline

first_imgBOLOGNA, Italy (AP):Italy coach Roberto Mancini says he demoted Moise Kean and Nicolò Zaniolo to the Under-21 squad in a disciplinary lesson.Kean and Zaniolo showed up late to a team meeting ahead of a European Championship Under-21 match in June.Mancini says, “They didn’t do anything too serious, but it will help them for the future to know how to behave when they’re away from home for 40 days.”Kean, who recently moved to Everton from Juventus, made his international debut against Finland in a European Championship qualifier in March, when he became the youngest player to score for Italy since 1958.A year ago, Mancini called Zaniolo up to Italy’s team before he made his Serie A debut with Roma.Zaniolo, a midfielder, went on to have a breakout season with Roma.Italy visit Armenia on Thursday then travel to face Finland three days later in European Championship qualifiers.last_img read more

Live updates: MSU at Texas A&M

first_imgFollow along with Saturday’s game:MSU at Texas A&MMSU at Texas A&MLive Blog Live updates: MSU at Texas A&M window.cilAsyncInit = function() {cilEmbedManager.init()};(function() {if (window.cilVwRand === undefined) { window.cilVwRand = Math.floor(Math.random()*10000000); }var e = document.createElement(‘script’);e.async = true;var domain = (document.location.protocol == ‘http:’ || document.location.protocol == ‘file:’) ? ‘’ : ‘’;e.src = domain + ‘/vw.js?v=’ + window.cilVwRand; = ‘cilScript-45635ae886’;document.getElementById(‘cil-root-stream-45635ae886’).appendChild(e);}());last_img read more