Monday, 16 November 2015

Heavy rain brings flood disruption across northern England

Heavy rain brought flooding to communities across the north of England on Sunday despite river levels stopping short of some predictions. Rivers burst their banks in Cumbria with flooding affecting roads, farmland and train services across the county.  Only a handful of homes are thought to have been affected despite initial fears up to 1,600 properties could be at risk. Reception centres were set up in the Cumbrian towns of Kendal and Egremont. Image caption Initially, about 1,600 properties in Egremont and Kendal were thought to be at risk of flooding  In addition to Cumbria, where the main A66 route was flooded at Threlkeld, some of the worst hit areas were in West and North Yorkshire.  The River Wharf burst its banks    Leeds. Northern Trains had to cancel a large number of services after lines were flooded in West Yorkshire, including in Hebden Bridge and Leeds. In Stockton-on-Tees, three people were taken to hospital for checks after a taxi overturned in what police described as "awful driving conditions".  

Dream Team escapes plane crash as Arik makes emergency landing


 The Nigerian U-23 team escaped a plane crash while traveling to Gambia on Sunday morning 15th November 2015, as part of preparations for the African U-23 Championship billed for Senegal. The Dream Team VI opted for the West African country after the initial trip to Morocco was cancelled due to visa issues, Goal reports. A senior official of the team said the pilot of the Arik Aircraft made an emergency landing in Accra, Ghana, due to technical problems. “Thank God for his goodness and his mercies that we escaped a plane crash on our way to Gambia. The pilot had to make an emergency landing in Accra and we are still in Accra,” the official told Goal. “We are still stranded here and we are yet to get any news from Arik officials.” The team is likely to depart Accra on Sunday evening after the Nigeria Football Federation came up with new travel plans.

Troops hit Boko Haram fighters preparing meal, advance to Sambisa main camp [PHOTOS]

Gallant troops of the Nigerian Military are moving closer to the main camp of the Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest. Although they are encountering resistance from insurgents manning a number of small posts, the soldiers are unrelenting, as they are taking out the fringes and other noticeable obstacles. On Saturday, it was reported that one of such mini camps in Sambisa was demolished. Hours later the troops carried out a similar raid on another guard post, killing insurgents, who took to their heels on sighting the battalion. The Images show an abode apparently occupied by the terrorists. A transmitter, a cylinder, wires, kegs, arms and ammunitions, dane guns, knives, cutlasses, mattresses, pillows, among others could be seen. Interestingly, the troops hit the camp as the terrorists were preparing a meal. A fresh chicken going through roasting process and what looked like cooked rice on large trays are also visible in the images.

Nigerian Scholar solves 156-Year-old problem in Maths

     Dr Opeyemi Enoch

 In Ado Ekiti, the 156 years old Riemann Hypothesis, the most important problem in Mathematics has been successfully solved by Nigerian Scholar, Dr Opeyemi Enoch. With this breakthrough, Dr Enoch, who teaches at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has become the fourth egghead to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics. The Kogi State-born mathematician had, before now, worked on mathematical models and structures for generating electricity from sound, thunder and Oceanic bodies.
A statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday said Dr Enoch presentation of the Proof on November 11, 2015 during the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria becomes more symbolic coming on the exact day and month 156 years after the problem was delivered by a German Mathematician in 1859.