Video PlayerClose CARACAS, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday that the country was the victim of yet another cybernetic attack on the national electrical system, which was affecting the progress achieved in restoring power outage. "We received another cybernetic attack at noon to one of the generation sources that was working perfectly, but the fresh attack knocked out all that had been achieved by noon," Maduro said during a speech marking the Bolivarian Day of Anti-imperialism. The Venezuelan president said thanks to a deployment made by his government on Friday, they had been able to "make progress in continuous recovery process" that restored electricity to 70 percent of the country, which was lost following the new attack on Saturday. A new electrical failure on early Saturday left several areas in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, where electrical service had been restored, without power once again. Since Thursday afternoon, large parts of … [Read more...] about Maduro denounces new attack on Venezuela’s electrical system
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The presidential election in Ukraine is scheduled for March 31 — coincidentally, the day before April Fool's Day, on which the results are announced. For one of the candidates, that's great: "April 1 is a fantastic date for me to win. After all, I am a clown, aren't I?" comedian-turned-candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview with the online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda. In just a few months, and with clever plays on words, irony and a twinkle in his eye, the popular television comedian has become one of the favorites in the race. Zelenskiy has a 20 to 25 percent share of the vote, ahead of incumbent Petro Poroshenko and opposition candidate and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, according to opinion polls. His entry into the runoff seems very likely. How did he do it? Watch video 03:35 Share Church split divides villagers Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s next president — a laughing matter?
A blind man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car almost 30 years ago is to be executed by electric chair tonight, in an act which his legal team argue would "offend humanity". Tennessee man Lee Hall, 54, is set to face execution at 7pm local time, making the southeastern US state only the second in history to execute a blind man since capital punishment resumed in 1976, his legal team said. The killer chose a last meal of a Philly cheesesteak sandwich with two portions of onion rings, The Tennessean reports. As he faces his final hours, he opted for a dessert of cheesecake and washed it all down with a Pepsi, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction. Hall's legal team claim he is blind due to the state Department of Correction’s refusal to treat the glaucoma he developed after entering jail, The Washington Post reports. Among several unsuccessful appeals, his legal team have attempted to argue that his death sentence should be … [Read more...] about Blind death row inmate eats final meal ahead of execution for killing ex-girlfriend
Deadly tornadoes that twisted through the Southern United States have killed at least three children, among the six dead in the monster storm. Two siblings aged 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on the car they were in, in Pollok, Texas during the monster storm, a spokeswoman for the Angelina County Sheriff's Department said. Authorities confirmed a third child had died as the massive storm system began drenching East Coast states. Sebastian Omar Martinez, 13, drowned late on Saturday when he fell into a drainage ditch fill with flash floodwaters near Monroe, Louisiana, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office. In another storm death nearby, an unidentified victim's body was trapped in a vehicle submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun,Louisiana, Springfield confirmed. ABC News reported two others also died after another tornado ripped through Hamilton, Mississippi, amid the onslaught of twisters that pummeled the south. A spokeswoman for the Monroe … [Read more...] about Tornado leaves six dead, including three children, as storm system batters US
A song plays in a crowded supermarket. To some people, this is just background Muzak, stuff their cerebral cortex is barely processing as they focus on what they want to buy for dinner. But others can whip out their smartphones and discover that embedded in the music is information, maybe a wifi password or a website URL, or an alert that there’s a sale on apples in aisle three. That scenario is the vision Simon Tanner and Manuel Eichelberger, two Ph.D students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich who spent six months creating a new method of sending data from one place to another—hiding it in music in a way that is imperceptible to the human ear. “The whole idea is basically that we can transmit data locally without any setup,” Tanner, who is studying electrical engineering and information technology, told The Daily Beast. “We don’t have to type any passwords or pair devices or anything like that. We just have … [Read more...] about Scientists Find Key to Sending Data Through Music: Van Halen
Your adviser told me that you had had a meeting yesterday at the Russian Foreign Ministry. Who did you meet with? What was discussed at the meeting? Dr. Aref Ali Nayed: No, this visit was specifically to come and celebrate together with Russian people the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Oriental Institute. Of course, there were several VIPs invited to the event. And I did manage to get a discussion with Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and also with deputy head of the presidential administration Mr. Peskov, who is also the spokesman for the presidency, and various other governmental officials and some Duma and Senate members. © AP Photo / Mohammed El-SheikhyLibyan Army Chief Haftar to Take Part in Conference on Libya in Palermo - RomeSo it was a very good opportunity to continue the discussion that I have started with Mr. Mikhail Bogdanov in a previous meeting in Abu Dhabi and then … [Read more...] about Libyan Presidential Candidate: I Will Make Libya Africa’s Switzerland