Aid Through Text Messages

first_img Kenyan citizen journalists developed Ushahidi, a website to map violence during election time based on reports submitted via the Web and mobile phones. Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, has also been used to map xenophobic attacks in South Africa in 2008; monitor elections in Burundi, India, Mexico and Sudan; warn drivers about snow-covered roads and map cleanup efforts during a blizzard in Washington in February 2010; and monitor the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, reported news website www.irinnews.org. A new version of the software called Mogadishu was developed for humanitarian catastrophes. It allows people to send data via e-mail or text message, creating a simple way for the public to share information during crisis response. For more information, visit www.ushahidi.com. By Dialogo July 01, 2010last_img read more

Premier League restart: Provisional fixtures revealed for Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal

first_imgPremier League restart: Provisional fixtures revealed for Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 4 Jun 2020 5:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link249Shares The 2019-20 Premier League season is set to restart later this month (Picture: Getty)Liverpool could secure the Premier League title on June 21 after the provisional fixtures for the restart of the season were revealed.On Thursday, the 20 Premier League clubs were given a list of provisional kick-off times for the first three rounds of matches, with the season set to resume on June 17.Between four and six of the 32 matches on the provisional list may yet change, but Brighton v Arsenal looks set to be the first-ever Premier League game to be shown live at Saturday 3pm.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side had moved 25 points clear of their Premier League rivals before the coronavirus pandemic forced the season to be suspended.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThey will almost certainly clinch their first title in 30 years over the coming weeks, however, and could lift the title when they travel across Merseyside to face Everton on June 21. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveDefending champions Manchester City host Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in their first game back, while Manchester United will take on Tottenham and their former manager Jose Mourinho on Friday, June 19.Third-placed Leicester City and fourth-placed Chelsea will play relegation-battlers Watford and Aston Villa respectively on the weekend of June 20-21.All matches will be played behind closed doors and broadcast on TV, with the top-flight clubs agreeing to the use of neutral venues if necessary. Advertisement Provisional Premier League fixtures Wednesday, June 17Aston Villa v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Manchester City v Arsenal 8pm (Sky)Friday, June 19Norwich v Southampton 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v Manchester United 8pm (Sky)Saturday, June 20Watford v Leicester 12.30pm (BT)Brighton v Arsenal 3pm (BT)West Ham v Wolves 5.30pm (Sky)Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm (BBC)Sunday, June 21Newcastle v Sheffield United 2pm (Sky)Aston Villa v Chelsea 4.30pm (Sky)Everton v Liverpool 7pm (Sky)Monday, June 22Manchester City v Burnley 8pm (Sky)Tuesday, June 23Southampton v Arsenal 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v West Ham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, June 24Manchester United v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Newcastle v Aston Villa 6pm (Sky)Norwich v Everton 6pm (BBC)Liverpool v Crystal Palace 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, June 25Burnley v Watford 6pm (Sky)Leicester v Brighton 6pm (Sky)Chelsea v Manchester City 8.15pm (BT)Wolves v Bournemouth 8.15pm (BT)Saturday, June 27FA Cup QF: Sheffield United v Arsenal 5pm (BT)FA CUP QF: Norwich v Manchester United 8.15pm (BBC)Sunday, June 28Aston Villa v Wolves 12pm (BT)FA Cup QF: Leicester v Chelsea 2.30pm (BT)Watford v Southampton 4.30pm (Sky)FA Cup QF: Newcastle v Manchester City 6pm (BT)Monday June, 29Crystal Palace v Burnley 8pm (Amazon)Tuesday June, 30Brighton v Manchester United 6pm (Sky)Sheffield United v Tottenham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, July 1Bournemouth v Newcastle 6pm (Sky)Everton v Leicester 6pm (Sky)West Ham v Chelsea 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, July 2Arsenal v Norwich 6pm (BT)Manchester City v Liverpool 8.15pm (Sky)center_img Comment Advertisement Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal’s provisional fixtures for Premier League restart announcedMORE: Liverpool’s provisional fixtures for Premier League restart announcedlast_img read more

Maersk Supply vessels to support Chevron’s Gorgon drilling program

first_imgOffshore support vessel operator Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract with Chevron which will see two of its newbuild anchor handling tug supply vessels support the Gorgon Stage Two drilling program in Australia. MSS said on Wednesday that the Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master would provide towing, anchor handling, supply, and WROV services for the program in the Northwest Shelf of Western Australia.According to the vessel owner, the Gorgon Stage Two drilling program is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2019.David Lofthouse, head of commercial for Asia Pacific at MSS, said: “We are proud to have the opportunity to utilize the advanced capabilities of these new vessels to deliver superior service and contribute to the offshore development of this important project for the region.”Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master have been working in Western Australia since September 2017 and March 2018 respectively, where they will remain until the contract begins.Throughout the program, both vessels will be operated by local crews and supported from Maersk Supply Service’s Perth base.As for the vessels, the Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master are the first two vessels of Maersk Supply Service’s Starfish newbuilding series, designed to minimize fuel consumption while maximizing reliability and onboard safety.Following their delivery in 2017, three more vessels of the series have joined the fleet, with the final scheduled for delivery in early 2019.In related news, Neptune Survey was recently awarded a five-year rig positioning contract by Chevron, starting in January 2019, for the Gorgon Stage Two drilling campaign.Per the contract, Neptune will provide Global Navigational Satellite System precise point positioning, mooring chain catenary monitoring, and accurate subsea positioning using long baseline acoustic arrays.Gorgon map; Source: Chevronlast_img read more

Smith, Khawaja lead Aussie charge in Sydney

first_imgENGLAND 1st innings (o/n 233-5)A. Cook lbw b Hazlewood 39M. Stoneman c †Paine b Cummins 24J. Vince c Paine b Cummins 25J. Root (c) c MR Marsh b Starc 83D. Malan c Smith b Starc 62J. Bairstow c Paine b Hazlewood 5M. Ali c Paine b Cummins 30T. Curran c Bancroft b Cummins 39S. Broad c Smith b Lyon 31M. Crane run-out 4J. Anderson not out 0Extras: (lb-2, w-2) 4Total: (all out, 112.3 overs) 346Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-88, 3-95, 4-228, 5-233, 6-251, 7-294, 8-335, 9-346.Bowling: M. Starc 21-6-80-2, J. Hazlewood 23-4-65-2, J. Cummins 24.3-5-80-4, N. Lyon 37-5-86-1, M. Marsh 7-0-33-0 .AUSTRALIA 1st inningsC. Bancroft b Broad 0D. Warner c Bairstow b Anderson 56U. Khawaja not out 91S. Smith (c) not out 44Extras: (b-1, nb-1) 2Total: (67 overs) 193Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-86Bowling: J. Anderson 14-4-25-1, S. Broad 10-2-28-1, M. Ali 17-3-51-0, T. Curran 8-2-26-0, M. Crane 17-0-58-0, J. Root 1-0-4-0. By Nick MulvenneySYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) – Australia captain Steve Smith continued to be England’s Ashes nemesis yesterday as he passed 6 000 Test runs in an unbeaten knock of 44 to help his team to 193 for two at close of play on the second day of the fifth Test.The world’s top-ranked batsman and Usman Khawaja batted through the final session in a 107-run partnership after openers Cameron Bancroft and David Warner had departed earlier in Australia’s reply to England’s 346.Khawaja notched a stylish 91 not out on the same ground where he made his Test debut in the corresponding fixture seven years ago but it was the wicket of Smith that England most desperately wanted.They were to be disappointed with only a couple of half chances presenting themselves as Smith sent a couple of early edges fizzing through the slips.The 28-year-old was soon looking comfortable and nonchalantly swatted a single to backward square to pass the 6 000 career runs mark in his 111th Test innings. Only the great Donald Bradman reached the milestone in fewer knocks.Having started the day with a brilliant diving catch in the slips to dismiss Dawid Malan, Smith walked off his home ground in the brilliant afternoon sunshine with 648 runs to his name in the series so far.“We’re stoked that he’s on our team so we don’t have to bowl at him,” Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins said of his captain.“You lose a couple of wickets and he comes out to bat. He’s just incredible; I think he’s been the real difference between the two sides.”The tourists, 3-0 down in the series with the urn already relinquished, earlier posted a competitive tally in the face of some fearsome pace bowling on the back of a hard wagging tail and some poor Australian catching.PACKED HOUSE Australia came out after lunch to begin their innings in front of another packed house only for Stuart Broad to clean bowl Bancroft for a duck in the second over.Warner scored a measured 56 by his standards in a 85-run stand with Khawaja before he was caught behind when James Anderson got the ball to move away from him.Broad’s 31 had earlier been integral to a bright morning for the tourists after the hammer blow of losing two wickets in the last couple of overs of day one.Malan (62) lasted less than half an hour after they had resumed on 233 for five, Mitchell Starc eliciting an outside edge which Smith caught brilliantly to make some amends for three spills in his otherwise impeccable series.His fast bowlers then proceeded to produce a couple of howlers with Cummins dropping Tom Curran on 21 off Nathan Lyon and, in the next over, Josh Hazlewood letting Moeen Ali off the hook with the all-rounder on 22.England’s tail made the most of the reprieves with Curran hitting a confident 39 and Moeen 30 before both fell victim to the pace of Cummins (4-80).Broad braved the short bowling almost until the scheduled lunch break before becoming spinner Lyon’s first victim of the match and the innings ended in a mix-up that resulted in Mason Crane being run-out for four in his maiden Test innings.The leg-spinner later made a reasonably solid start to his Test career with the ball, returning figures of 0-58.“It’s awesome to be bowling to the best players in the world,” the 20-year-old said.“(Smith)’s a key player for them, if we can get him and two or three others, hopefully we can get a first-innings lead.”last_img read more

“Let Alexis Sanchez Go, Get The Money & Move On” – Arsenal Legend

first_imgArsenal manager, Arsene wenger, remains keen over Sanchez’s future, insisting the forward will see out his current contract at the Emirates, should he not sign a new deal.The Chilean is expected to resume training on Sunday after an extended summer break.Related Smith continued: “Arsene Wenger says he is determined not to sell him, but he seems determined to leave.”“If you’ve got an unhappy player, a bit like Coutinho at Liverpool, that’s not a great situation to have in the dressing room.”“What the owners would think about keeping a player you could get £60m for and then letting him go for nothing in 12 months’ time, I don’t know.”“It happens time and time again at Arsenal.” Alexis Sanchez’s future at the Emirates have been laden with speculations and uncertainties over the last few months, following the Chilean’s refusal to pen a new deal with the Gunners.Speaking to talkSPort, Arsenal legend and former striker, Alan Smith said: “Alexis Sanchez is a big shadow hanging over the Emirates…For me, it’s a no brainer. You’ve got to let him go, get the money and move on.”28-year-old Sanchez, who has been reportedly linked with a move to Man City, has expressed his quest for Champions League football, something Arsenal won’t provide next season.last_img read more