Deadly crashes erupt in Cote d’Ivoire

first_imgDeadly clashes erupted in several towns on Thursday in Cote d’IvoireOne elderly man was killed and several injured in the unrest that saw police fire teargas to disperse protesters.Several homes and cars were also reportedly set on fire. Deadly clashes erupted in several towns on Thursday in Cote d’Ivoire, in the first major outbreak of unrest ahead of next month’s presidential poll. The protests were called by opposition groups a day after the Constitutional Council announced the 10 contenders, after the incumbent Alassane announced candidature for October’s presidential poll along with nine others. Big is Beautiful in Cote D’Ivoire Related Cote d’Ivoire Prime minister praises China contributions to Africa Investigations underway following deadly Cote d’Ivoire attacklast_img read more

Football injury report: Clement, Caputo banged up for Badgers

first_imgSaturday night’s game against No. 3 Alabama was supposed to be Corey Clement’s grand entrance.Instead, the junior running back spent the majority of the game on the sidelines, hampered by a left groin injury he suffered in practice the week of the Alabama game, University of Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst said.Clement carried the ball only eight times for 16 yards. Backups Taiwan Deal (six carries for 14 yards) and Dare Ogunbowale (three carries for nine yards) rounded out Wisconsin’s meager rushing attack.Chryst said he was being cautious with his premier offensive player.“I think he could have gone a little bit more, possibly,” he said.Chryst also said the injury is a short-term issue that should be resolved in the near future during his news conference Monday.Clement didn’t practice Tuesday, but he said he had every intention of playing this Saturday against Miami (Ohio).“I’m planning to play [Saturday], and I think that’s the mindset you want to have,” Clement said. “You don’t want to say, ‘I’m not going to play this week because I’m scared to get re-injured.’ If you have to lay it out there for your teammates, you gotta do what you gotta do.”Fifth-year senior Michael Caputo suffered a concussion on the first drive of the game when Alabama running back Derrick Henry’s knee collided forcefully with his helmet.Caputo tried staying in the game, but was so disoriented he thought the Alabama huddle was his own team’s huddle. That’s when the UW training staff rushed onto the field and removed him from the game.Chryst said Caputo is going through the concussion protocol and his status regarding Saturday’s game is uncertain. D’Cota Dixon, who filled in for Caputo against Alabama, is expected to do the same against Miami (Ohio).Chryst said Leon Jacobs, who had trouble moving around as the game went on, told him he’d practice this week. True freshman linebacker Chris Orr filled in for Jacobs during some plays last Saturday.Offensive lineman Ray Ball, who is dealing with a bad arm, will be evaluated throughout the week, Chryst said.Chryst added he sympathizes with injured players because he knows how badly they want to be on the field.“These guys only have so many opportunities and they want to be able to take advantage of them,” Chryst said. “That’s what was hard for me to see more than anything.”last_img read more

Minecraft is definitely coming to Oculus Rift and Gear VR

first_imgBig news, virtual reality geeks: John Carmack has gotten his wish, and Minecraft will absolutely, positively be coming to both the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.Carmack has been working the room since early 2014. He’d talked things over with Markus Persson face-to-face and gave him an early look at prototype hardware. Notch seemed to sour on Oculus after news broke that they’d been acquired by Facebook, but he later tweeted that he was over it and was more concerned about finding a hole in his favorite pair of socks. Determined, Carmack kept pressing. He coyly told Markus Persson on Twitter that all he had to do was “ship the source” and Carmack would “make sure it runs well on you-know-what.” Then Microsoft swooped in, threw bags of cash at Notch, and scooped up Mojang.Then in November, Carmack tweeted “Who do I have to convince at Mojang[…]that Minecraft PE on Gear VR would be awesome?” Whoever it was, they didn’t need too much convincing. At Oculus Connect 2 this week, we learned that Carmack’s efforts had paid off. Minecraft Windows 10 Edition will support both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR.Minecraft is believed by many to be the make-or-break app for Oculus. It’s a sure-fire way to attract an insanely large number of users to the platform: over 70 million copies of Minecraft had been sold as of this June. Even if you cut that by a third (to very conservatively cover people who bought multiple copies) and then suppose that only 10% of those users are actually keen on VR, that’s still around 2.3 million people.“I think it’s the single most important application that we can have to ensure we have an army of fanatic, passionate supporters,” Carmack says, and he’s clearly not alone in feeling that way about Minecraft. One major reason Microsoft was willing to pay $2 billion for Mojang was so that they could use it to get people excited about Hololens — and so far it’s working.last_img read more