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South Sudan conflicting parties to sign final peace deal in Khartoum…

first_imgSouth Sudan’s conflicting parties have reached consensus on a final peace deal draft expected to be signed in Khartoum on August 27“We are expected to sign with initial letters on a comprehensive peace agreement next Monday,” South Sudan’s Information Minister and government spokesman Michael Makuei told Xinhua news agency on Wednesday.“The parties have overcome most of the issues of differences which we discussed during the third round of South Sudan’s peace talks starting in Khartoum on August 13,” he noted.He said the current round of talks discussed issues that were not resolved in the framework and the power-sharing and security arrangements agreements.“We have discussed issues relating to powers of the vice presidents, formation of the committees responsible for formulating the constitution, the judiciary committee and the number of the states and their borders,” said Makuei.Next week’s comprehensive deal will be complementary to the previous two agreements and include resolutions of outstanding issues that had not been resolved before.On August 5th, the parties signed a deal on power-sharing and security arrangements. The third round of peace talks started on August 13 to discuss the outstanding issues relating to powers of the president and vice presidents, representation in the judicial authority, revision of the number of the states and naming new ministries.Related FILE South Sudan parliament ratifies peace deal South Sudan president signs peace deal South Sudan crisis: Peace deal unlikelylast_img read more

MTV Election Coverage is a Coup for Citizen Journalism

first_imgjosh catone 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#politics#web As part of MTV’s coverage of the 2008 presidential elections in the US, the media network assembled a “street team” of 51 amateur journalists — one in each state and the District of Columbia — to file blog reports, photos, videos, and audio podcasts about election issues during the course of the campaign season. The videos are being syndicated to MTV’s mobile web site, social network, and to the Associate Press Online Video Network. Members of the street team have been outfitted with laptops, video phones, and other popular tools of the citizen journalist via funding from a $700,000 grant from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge.For Super Tuesday (February 5), in which 23 states in the US hold primary elections, Caroline McCarthy reports that MTV will be leaning heavily on their citizen journalism street team. Members of the team in the 23 voting states will be filing live video field reports via Nokia N95 handsets. As McCarthy notes, this is the first time MTV has done live mobile-to-web video reporting.The N95, as readers of this blog will recall, is also being used by Reuters as part of a “Mobile Journalism Toolkit,” which some Reuters field reporters are testing to help them file stories from the field and use the cell phone’s camera to take photos and videos of news events. This is all part of a growing trend toward legitimizing citizen journalism and the embrace by mainstream media of amateur journalism’s tools and techniques.“‘Citizen journalism’ is beginning to embrace a wide range of public engagement with the media,” said Timo Koskinen, project manager with Nokia Research Center when the mobile toolkit was announced, “from groups of contributors organized around subject or geographic areas to the casual participation of observers who are lucky – or unlucky – enough to be at the scene of a newsworthy event.”Yesterday we wrote about Twitter’s growing influence in the reporting of news and its use by mainstream news reporters as an information distribution tool. It is interesting that while MTV is building technology to instantly stream live mobile video reports from amateur reporters in 23 states, they’re apparently not planning to use Twitter. Those reporters will have cell phones, afterall, making them more than capable of Twittering.MTV has actually used Twitter before. About 4 months ago during the Video Music Awards, MTV set up a handful of Twitter accounts to stream live updates from the awards show floor. Though it featured mostly inane updates from artists and hosts, like Lil’ Wayne saying, “Yo we just left the awards It was crazzzzy,” it at least shows that MTV is open to trying out new tools to push information to users. Though their Twitter experiment at the VMAs resulted in sub-par content (in my opinion), it was a modest success, attracting almost 1500 followers on their main account.Twitter or not, though, MTV’s emphasis on streaming mobile video next Tuesday, and their continued use of amateur journalists during the 2008 election cycle is part of a growing trend that is pushing citizen journalism into the mainstream and increasing its impact on how we report and consume news. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

10 months agoCallum Slattery proud to make Southampton debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Callum Slattery proud to make Southampton debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Slattery was proud to make his Southampton debut after their 2-2 draw with FA Cup opponents Derby.The midfielder featured for the full 90 minutes for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side who raced into a two-goal lead at Pride Park courtesy of Nathan Redmond’s brace only for strikes from Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence to set up a replay. “It was a fantastic feeling and it’s what I’ve been waiting for,” he said. “It was a dream come true to make my debut in the FA Cup in front of our fans. The result was more important though and we didn’t get that today. “We’re disappointed for the result given that we were 2-0 up and we had chances to put the game away, we feel like we’ve let it slip.“We started the game well and we were pleased with how we had got into the early lead. To get the second and go 2-0 up is always nice and we felt in control; the third was needed to kill the game but we didn’t get it and got punished.“Once you get your debut out the way, you’re always hungry to get more games in the bag. I can’t just rely on one game, I’ve got to keep working hard and work for the next games.” last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Barcelona sign Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todibo

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Barcelona sign Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todiboby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have completed the signing of Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todibo.Todibo will arrive at the Camp Nou in the summer and will see out the remainder of the campaign with his current club.Depending on his performances and the impression that he gives during pre-season, it will be assessed by Barcelona in the summer whether he stays or departs on loan next year.Agreement with Jean-Clair Todibo (@jctodibo) for him to join the Club next season. https://t.co/L1Ejgvhg1f— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 8, 2019 last_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball readies for Michigan after week off

OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) attempts a shot over Michigan sophomore guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) during a game on Jan. 13 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 71-52. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternOne is the magic number for the Ohio State men’s basketball team ahead of a date with Michigan.The No. 24 Buckeyes (19-7, 8-5) have gone one full week without playing a game, have one game left before returning to Columbus for consecutive home games for the first time since January and they sit one slot away from a top-four spot in the Big Ten.Senior guard Shannon Scott said earning a top-four finish in the regular season would be huge heading into postseason play, but added the Buckeyes won’t let that weigh on their minds.“We know we want to be a top-four team so we can get a bye for the Big Ten Tournament, but we don’t think about that as we play,” Scott said Saturday. “We just want to play our best basketball.”With its fate not firmly in its own hands, OSU is set to take on the Wolverines (13-13, 6-8) on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., while sitting a full game out of fourth place. The team one spot ahead is Michigan State (18-8, 9-4), and the Spartans happen to be the Buckeyes’ most recent opponent.That Valentine’s Day matchup ended in a 59-56 Michigan State win in East Lansing, Mich., after the Spartans knocked down a late 3-pointer. Scott said the loss wasn’t from a lack of effort, but added that the Buckeyes can’t let it affect them going forward.“We played hard that game, they just made one more shot than us basically,” he said. “But we know we can’t take a step back though — this league’s gonna be tough no matter where we go.”Scott said OSU coach Thad Matta gave his players “a couple days off” since the Michigan State game, but noted the Buckeyes have been active in practice all week.“We made sure we didn’t lose a step in our game and came out and tried to stay as conditioned as possible,” he said.Matta agreed that the energy has been high in practice, which he didn’t necessarily expect.“We’ve had a tremendous week of practice,” Matta said Saturday. “I’ve been shocked at their energy and the kind of fire they’ve had in practice.”While the Buckeyes will have had eight days to prepare when their game tips off at 1 p.m. Sunday, they’ll be on the road for the fourth time in their past five games. Throughout the season, road games have been OSU’s kryptonite as the Buckeyes are 3-6 away from home.As OSU gets ready for yet another road trip, Matta noted that redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee won’t be able to play against the Wolverines, but added that sophomore forward Marc Loving could see an increased role after the bye week.After the matchup with Michigan, OSU is set to take on Nebraska at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 26 before facing Purdue, Penn State and Wisconsin in the final three games of the regular season.While OSU has work to do before earning a bye week at the Big Ten Tournament, Scott said he’s hopeful the Buckeyes still have a lot of room to improve.“We still have a lot of great basketball left in us,” he said. “It’s coming down to the end of the year where we gotta pick it up, but I feel like as a team we still have a lot to do and a lot to prove, so I’m happy about that.” read more

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Hazard wants Chelsea talks before deciding future

first_imgEden Hazard intends to hold talks with the Chelsea board to better understand their plans for the future before deciding on his own future at the clubThis comes in light of Antonio Conte’s expected departure from Stamford Bridge this summer after a difficult second season in charge for the Italian which saw Chelsea finish outside the top four in the Premier League and finish 30 points behind champions Manchester City in a disappointing fifth place.Adding to Chelsea owes is the fact that owner Roman Abramovich was denied a new UK visa and, therefore, he may decide to sell the club due to no longer being able to enter the UK.Hazard, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past year, now wants answers from the club before making a decision on his future.“At the moment I only focus on the World Cup,” said Hazard, according to Sky Sports.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We had a bad season with Chelsea. We won the FA Cup at the end – so it was a little bit better but I’m only focused on the World Cup.“Then I let the board manage Chelsea the best way that they can. Yeah, I want to know [who Chelsea’s next manager will be]. I want to know, but like I say I am focused on the World Cup.“If we have something new – manager or players – it is always good to know it because I want players that can [help bring success back to] Chelsea next season.“But to be fair the transfer market is not here [in full flow] yet. We will see after.”Hazard scored 12 goals and added four assists in his 34 Premier League matches this season.last_img read more

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Jordan captain asks for a special performance

first_imgAccording to Amer Shafi, his team hopes they can beat Vietnam in today’s Round of 16 match of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Jordan and Vietnam will meet today as they open the Round of 16 stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.And for Jordan’s captain, Amer Shafi has called up his teammates to give the performance of their lives today.“We would like to please our Jordan fans,” Shafi told The Khaleej Times.ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01: Abdelkarim Hassan of Qatar celebrates with a teammate following their sides victory during the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar at Zayed Sports City Stadium on February 1, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)Qatar will plan soon how to aim higher Manuel R. Medina – February 3, 2019 The Qatari national team won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, but the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts don’t want it to end there.“It will be a tough game but we hope to show a very special performance.”“The team has developed under him,” he said about manager Vital Borkelamsn.“He had made a significant contribution and the evidence is that we have made it to the round of 16.”“We are determined to win for him,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Driver of Ferrari crash in Ranch Santa Fe missing

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsRANCHO SANTA FE (KUSI) – First responders said they found a Ferrari underneath a 40 foot power pole Thursday night but when they arrived the driver was no where to be found.Fire crews said at first they were unable to make access to the car due to down power lines that were still charged.Rescue crews from the ground and with the assistance of the San Diego Sheriffs Helicopter searched the area for any possible heat sources to find the driver, according to officials.Emergency crews said after an hour they determined that no one was inside the Ferrari and that no one was also ejected.Officials said they don’t know how the $200,000 Ferrari lost control or why the driver did not remain on scene.The roads are currently closed and SDG&E is currently working to fix the power pole and to restore power. March 8, 2019 Posted: March 8, 2019 Driver of Ferrari crash in Ranch Santa Fe missing KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more