Pupils, parent face charges as France honours beheaded teacher
France on Wednesday paid homage to a teacher beheaded by a suspected Islamist, while two pupils and a parent at his school were handed preliminary charges of complicity in the killing.Teacher Samuel Paty had become "the face of the Republic" and of France's "determination to defeat the terrorists," President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech before his coffin at the Sorbonne university in Paris.Paty, who had used controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed as exhibits in two classes on freedom of expression but told children they were free to look away, was killed on Friday by an 18-year-old...
Lekki shooting: Why Nigerians should be worried beyond President Buhari, death tolls
Tuesday’s shooting of unarmed, peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos has drenched the country in blood, drained hopes of quick resolutions of the issues, and more importantly doused Nigerians with more airs of uncertainty.A recurring question is who is in-charge?Who ordered the use of live bullets on unarmed Nigerians, the youth, the leaders of tomorrow? Who prepared the grounds for the attack by removing the cameras at the toll plaza? Was that the best option? Was what we saw the skills of our army in handling protesting civilians?There is a lot to worry about Tuesday night. Th...
‘Modern Warfare’ On PC Will Let You Cut Content
Since the reboot of Modern Warfare was released, the game has gained infamy with the size of each patch it releases. Ranging between 22 – 50 gigs of memory, each patch is practically the size of any game released nowadays. Much of this has to do with the constant changes, additions and balances to the games Battle-Royale mode, Warzone.Thankfully, for PC Gamers, you’ll be able to uninstall different modes from the game. In a tweet from Paul Haile, the production director on Modern Warfare, it was announced that PC players would have specific uninstall options starting October 14. Currently, Mod...
Raiders' Trent Brown goes on COVID-19 list, fellow linemen sent home
The strange nature of playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic hit home for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr Wednesday as he lined up without any of his starting offensive linemen.When right tackle Trent Brown was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and went into isolation, the rest of the offensive line starters were sent home as well as preparations began for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Allegiant Stadium.Center Rodney Hudson, guards Gabe Jackson and Denzelle Good and left tackle Kolton Miller were listed as non-participants in practice and none was injury related.“W...
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#EndSARS: NECO postpones more exams
The National Examinations Council (NECO), has postponed more examinations following the security situation in the country, which is as a result of the attacks on #EndSARS protesters.NECO had earlier rescheduled the Computer Studies Practical examination from October 19 to November 16.The council in a statement on Tuesday, signed by Azeez Sani said it is being constrained by circumstances beyond its control, to reschedule the papers meant for Thursday 22 October 2020, Friday 23 October 2020 and Saturday 24 October 2020.According to the statement, the affected papers are now scheduled for 17th, ...
Level-5 Has Closes U.S. Division
It would seem that the U.S. division of Level-5 has been shutdown. Level-5 is best known for the critically acclaimed Ni No Kuni series and Professor Layton and Yo-Kai Watch. While the company has yet to release an official statement, multiple sources from GamesIndustry confirmed that Level-5 International America and its spin-off office, Level-5 Abby, began winding down operations sometime earlier this year, including multiple layoffs.GameIndustry‘s sources say that about 10 people were let go from both divisions, including Level-5 Abby COO, Yukari Hayakawa. “Those connected to Abby say that ...
Obama stumps for Biden in final stretch of White House race
Philadelphia (AFP) - Barack Obama hit the campaign trail for his former vice president Joe Biden on Wednesday, saying the United States "can't afford" another four years of Donald Trump in the White House and excoriating his handling of the coronavirus pandemic."The pandemic would have been tough for any president, we haven't seen something like this for 100 years," Obama said at a roundtable with Black community organizers in Philadelphia, where he was to hold his first public rally for Biden later Wednesday."But the degree of incompetence and misinformation, the number of people who might no...
Seahawks are 'tuned in' to a possible signing of receiver Antonio Brown
RENTON, Wash. — Receiver Antonio Brown will be available to play for an NFL team following the games the week of Nov. 1 as his eight-week suspension will come to an end.And yep, with that date fast approaching, cue up the rumors that the Seahawks might still be interested in adding Brown to what is already the top-scoring offense in the NFL.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday the Seahawks “are now positioned to make a push to sign him,” according to league sources.Seahawks coach Pete Carroll only fed the rumor mill when asked about the story during his Zoom news conference Wednesday.Carrol...
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White House official says next 48 hours key for stimulus deal
Washington (AFP) - A White House official on Wednesday said the next two days of talks over a new US stimulus package will be critical, as Washington policymakers touted only incremental progress in negotiations.After months of dialogue and increasing signs of progress in recent days, both Democrats and Republicans say differences remain but they are nonetheless starting to put elements in writing that could become a legislative package costing trillions of dollars.Congressional Democrats have been holding out for a broad bill with a number of support measures while Republicans have tried to h...
Defeat the attempt to hand over the country’s administration to Dual Citizens against the people’s will | Daily FT
Chair of the National Movement for Social Justice Karu Jayasuriya, yesterday issued the following statement: The attempt to reform the constitution to make it possible for those holding citizenship in other countries to make law and run the administration in Sri Lanka is deplorable.No person who is concerned about the security and well-being of the country can agree with such a decision. It is a shameful effort to change the supreme law in the country to suit the whims and fancies of one person or a small group of them. Such disgraceful reforms are a disgrace to the intellect of the 21 million...
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