EMINEM’s Next Album Might Be… ‘REVIVAL’

Paul Rosenberg shared a photo on Instagram (above) with Yelawolf’s new album. In the background, there is an ad for a drug called “Revival”. According to forums and other, multiple sources on the Internet, the drug is fake, there is no such. Also, the name has the trademarked, backwards flipped E, which fans already recognize

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Gamers give their verdicts after being among the first in the UK to try the Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is nearly here – and fans in the UK have just been able to play it for the first time.

People at the EGX games expo in Birmingham have been playing demos of new games for the follow-up to the Xbox One.

Microsoft promise a more powerful processor which will be able to run games in 4K ultra-HD.

Here’s what gamers thought – after being some of the first in the UK to try the console.

Ashley and Omick

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“The game really does pop out at you, whereas before you didn’t get that depth of field that you get now.”

Omick adds: “It’s definitely leaps and bounds ahead of what’s currently out there.

“It’s just a matter of using the power to take it to new gaming heights.

And they don’t have any qualms paying around £500 for the console – they’ve both pre-ordered it.

“It’s a case of if you want that PC-level quality experience but don’t want the complexity of setting it all up,” says Omick.

Christina and Myles

Christina and Myles

Having just played the new console, Christina and her boyfriend Myles are both slightly more reserved.

“The game we played showed off the 4K really well, and showed the potential of the new Xbox,” says Christina.

“Definitely going from 720p to 4K is nicer. It ran really well. No latency at all,” agrees Myles.

But they’re both concerned about the price – and not just of the console.

“To get the 4K and the top graphics, you need to buy the 4K TV as well,” says Christina.

“PlayStation already do 4K, so Xbox needed to step up. They are, but you have to look at the price and see what else they can give us [for that price]”.

Matt and Matt

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One of the Matts isn’t really buying the claims of the Xbox One X being more powerful than ever.

“Apparently the PS4 Pro was the most powerful one as well. They can say what they want, it’s just marketing gimmicks.”

He’s not sure the console will take off because 4K TVs are still relatively new and expensive: “When they become a lot cheaper, people will appreciate the ability of the consoles,” he says.

The other Matt dopes admit the game play was “really good” with impressive graphics, but is still “a Sony fanboy” at heart.

He’s more into indie games, so “it’s more about the games than power for me.

“I don’t have a 4K TV, so at the minute it’s fun but not realistic.”

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Hijacked software used to target tech giants

Image copyrightdie-phalanxImage caption It’s still not clear what the attack code does on compromised machines

Hackers who booby-trapped widely used security software also used their malware to infiltrate machines at tech firms, suggests analysis.

Evidence that other companies had been compromised came to light as Cisco researchers probed how attackers got at the popular CCleaner programme.

Millions of people downloaded a Windows version that hackers had laced with malicious code.

Cisco said the attackers were seeking valuable intellectual property.

                                       Cleaning up

Last week CCleaner creator Piriform revealed that attackers had managed to place a hijacked copy of version 5.33 that works on Windows on some download servers. The booby-trapped code was available for about a month between August and September,

Millions of people downloaded the compromised version of CCleaner but damage was limited because whoever created it had not updated it to include elements that could scan machines and steal data.

However, Cisco said its analysis suggested that attackers had taken that extra step on machines at tech firms they had managed to infiltrate.

Hi-tech giants including Cisco, Intel, Google, Samsung and Microsoft were among the 20 or so companies believed to have been hit in this way.

“These new findings raise our level of concern about these events, as elements of our research point towards a possible unknown, sophisticated actor,” wrote the Cisco researchers.

Cisco said it was likely that a lot of other firms had been hit by whoever was behind the sophisticated and wide-ranging attack.

It recommended that anyone cleaning up after finding they had been compromised restore machines from backup as it was not clear what other code the attackers had installed on those computers. It said it was still analysing the code to find out exactly what it did.

Cisco said it was not yet clear who carried out the sophisticated attack on CCleaner and the other technology firms.

Uber London loses licence to operate

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Media captionDrivers and passengers react to news that Uber’s licence in London will be revokedUber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said.

TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence.

It said it took the decision on the grounds of “public safety and security implications”.

Confirming it would appeal against the decision, Uber said it showed the world “far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies”.

TfL’s concerns include Uber’s approach to carrying out background checks on drivers and reporting serious criminal offences.

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Uber’s current licence is due to run until 30 September.

It has 21 days to appeal against TfL’s decision and can continue to operate while any appeals are ongoing.

Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I fully support TfL’s decision – it would be wrong if TfL continued to license Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners’ safety and security.”

Image copyrightPAImage caption Taxi drivers have been campaigning against Uber, such as engaging in this “go slow” protest in 2014Fred Jones, head of cities for Uber across the UK and Ireland, told the BBC Uber drivers had to pass the same safety checks as black cab and mini cab drivers in London.

There had been growing speculation that the app could be banned from London.

Opponents of the firm claim it causes gridlocked roads and does not do enough to regulate its drivers.

But one driver with Uber in London said: “I don’t think it is a fair decision. Uber offers a flexible schedule, and a weekly income.”


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Image copyrightReutersImage caption Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in LondonUber’s general manager in London Tom Elvidge said: “By wanting to ban our app from the capital, Transport for London and the mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice.

“If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport.

“To defend the livelihoods of all those drivers, and the consumer choice of millions of Londoners who use our app, we intend to immediately challenge this in the courts.”

He said Uber operated in more than 600 cities around the world, including more than 40 towns and cities in the UK.


Analysis: From BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones

Throughout its short, tempestuous life, Uber has clashed with regulators around the world – and more often than not it has come out on top.

Its tactic has often been to arrive in a city, break a few rules, and then apologise when it’s rapped over the knuckles. Some regulators have backed down, others have run the company out of town.

In London, despite protests from angry taxi drivers, the company has had a relatively easy ride until now.

But a wave of bad publicity about its corporate culture, its lax attitude to checks on its drivers and its treatment of this freelance army seems to have spurred TfL into action.

Make no mistake, Uber will use every legal avenue to fight this ban. It will argue that consumers, in the shape of the millions of mainly young Londoners who rely on its service, will be seriously let down if it can no longer operate.

But the courts will have to balance that with the serious concerns about public safety raised by TfL.


On social media, a fierce debate has broken out over the decision.

An online petition launched by Uber urging Sadiq Khan to reverse the decision to strip its London licence has been signed by tens of thousands of people in the space of a few hours.

Twitter user @Gabbysalaza_ said that she was “annoyed” at the decision as Uber allowed to her to get out of “uncomfy” situations if out at night.

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As a woman who lives alone and goes outside after dark, I’m really annoyed. Uber is so useful (and cheap) when in uncomfy situations. https://t.co/Q9iaMN1rrD

— Gabriella Salazar (@gabbysalazar_) September 22, 2017

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Labour MP Wes Streeting, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Taxis, called the decision “courageous” in a tweet.

James Le Lacheur called the decision a “victory” on Twitter.

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I’ve never felt the need to use the ethical colander that is #Uber Not once. And I always make it home safely and cheaply. This is a victory

— Mx James Le Lacheur (@JamesLeLacheur) September 22, 2017

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General secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association Steve McNamara said it was the “right call” not to re-license Uber in London.

“This immoral company has no place on London’s street,” he said.

Across the world, Uber has been pushed out or denied access by local licensing laws.

Legislators in Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, are debating whether to allow Uber to return after a raft of reforms designed to open up the ride-sharing market were announced.

Uber is currently fighting a test case in Denmark after four if its drivers were found to be in violation of the country’s laws requiring taxi meters.

‘Devastating blow’

David Leam, of London First which campaigns for business in the capital, said London needed to be open to new ideas, business and services.

He said: “This will be seen as a Luddite decision by millions of Londoners and international visitors who use Uber, and will also hit London’s reputation as a global tech hub.”

James Farrar, chairman of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain’s United Private Hire Drivers branch, said it was a “devastating blow” for the drivers who now face losing their jobs.

“To strip Uber of its licence after five years of laissez-faire regulation is a testament to a systemic failure at TfL,” he said.

Amazon Looking To Deliver Chipotle, Shake Shack Amid Food Push

Imagine the possibilities of having a Chipotle burrito or a huge Shake Shack burger delivered to your door. Well, apparently Amazon.com may soon be able to fill in that void.

According to SFGate, Amazon has teamed up with a company called Olo, which provides digital order and pay technology to 200 restaurant brands with about 40,000 U.S. locations, potentially giving Amazon access to a slew of delivery orders.

Buca di Beppo, which runs about 90 Italian eateries, is the only Olo customer so far to publicly say it will use Amazon Restaurants, their new delivery service.

The deal with New York-based Olo, which counts Shake Shack Inc. founder Danny Meyer as an investor, could bring fast-food restaurants like Chipotle, Five Guys and Wingstop to the Amazon Restaurants delivery service.

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Bauchi State University Post-UTME/DE Screening Form – 2017/18

Bauchi State University, BASUG post UTME and Direct Entry screening exercise application form for the 2017/2018 academic session is out. BASUG post UTME minimum cut-off mark is 140.
This is to invite candidates who have chosen Bauchi State University, Gadau as their First Choice for Direct Entry (DE) as well as (UTME) and scored the required minimum JAMB Cut-off Point of 140 and above for the 2017/2018 UTME to appear for screening as shown below:
The exercise is scheduled to hold by 10:00am on 25th – 29th September, 2017 at the stated faculties below:-
S/N FACULTY DATE
1. Faculty of Arts & Education, Main Campus, Gadau 25th – 29th September, 2017
2. Faculty of Law, Misau 25th – 29th September, 2017
3. Faculty of Science, Main Campus, Gadau 25th – 29tn September, 2017
4. Faculty of Basic Health Sciences, Main Campus, Gadau 25th – 29th September, 2017
5. Faculty of Social & Management Sciences, Bauchi Campus 25th – 29th September, 2017
Each candidate is to come along with the following:
1. Evidence of payment of Two Thousand Naira {42,000.00 Only for the screening made into the University First Bank Account No. 2019665054. (Note: come along with the teller given to you at the Bank).
2. O’ Level Results
3. UTME Result
4. A’ Level Result
5. Recent Passport Photograph
All candidates are to report at their venue for the exercise on the stipulated dates, please.

Federal University Gusau Post UTME/DE Screening Form – 2017/18

Federal University Gusau, FUGUS post UTME and Direct Entry screening exercise application form for the 2017/2018 academic session is now on sale.
This is to inform all candidates who applied for admission into Federal University Gusau (FUGUS), Zamfara State for the 2017/2018 Academic Session, that the University has fixed 3rd and 4th October, 2017 as dates for the Post UTME and Direct Entry (DE) Aptitude Tests for the admission.
Registration for the exercise commences on Wednesday 20th September and closes on Saturday 30th September, 2017.
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY GUSAU POST UTME/DE SCREENING ELIGIBILITY.
All candidates with JAMB Score of 170 and above and choose the University as first choice are eligible to attend the Aptitude Test.
The Direct Entry (DE) candidates must at least have a lower credit at Diploma and a minimum of six (6) points at NCE. Those who applied with IJMB must have an overall score of six (6) points with at least one point score in all the courses taken.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL UNIVERSITY GUSAU POST UTME/DE.
To register, candidates are required to log onto FUGUS website http/www.fugus.edu.ng, follow the link provided for the registration to generate a Remita invoice to make payment of two thousand five hundred naira only (N 2, 500) including Bank charges for the exercise.
Schedule for the Aptitude Tests:
UTME Candidates (All courses) 3rd October, 2017
Direct Entry (DE) Candidates (All courses) 4th October, 2017
All candidates are expected to be at the venue of the screening not later than 8:00am as late coming will not be entertained.
Closing Date : Saturday 30th September, 2017.

JAMB Change of Course & Institution / Data Correction Procedure – 2017

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB change of Institution/Courses, Name, Gender, State/L.G.A of Origin and Date Of Birth have commenced. Candidates can do the change on the e-facility platform from their mobile phones, home, CBT Centres. The price is 2,500 Naira only.
This is to inform all the candidates who made mistakes while filling their forms during the 2017 UTME Registration that they can now make corrections for the following categories:
1. Correction of Name
2. Gender
3. State/LGA of Origin
4. Choices of Institution/Courses and
5. Date Of Birth
NB: Changes for Course/Institution, Names, Date of Birth, Gender, State/LGA of Origin are N2,500 (two thousand five hundred naira only).
See also: How to Check 2017 JAMB UTME CBT Result Online .
JAMB CHANGE OF COURSE & INSTITUTION / DATA CORRECTION PROCEDURE.
1. Go to JAMB portal at http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/ .
2. Login with your Email and
Password.
3. Click on ‘Application for Correction of Data’ from the list of services on the left side.
4. Form the drop down, select the one you wish to correct i.e. Course/Institution, Names, Date of Birth, Gender, State/LGA of Origin .
The window for correction UTME subjects combination is currently available.
You can effect the change of course/institution from your mobile phone/home/ CBT Centres .

THE 7 DAYS RAIN IS HERE

HOME » NEWS » Lagos to experience seven-day rainfall – NIMET Lagos to experience seven-day rainfall – NIMET ON JUNE 23, 2017 9:24 PM IN NEWS COMMENTS Lagos – The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on Saturday said Lagos would soon experience a seven-day rainfall. Mr Abayomi Oyegoke of NIMET Central Forecast Unit, Oshodi, Lagos, made the disclosure in an interview. Oyegoke also said that a total of 570 mm of rainfall had been recorded in Lagos State between January and June. He explained that the rains being experienced in state were the beginning of a seven-day rainfall. “In the last one week, it appears we are experiencing a prelude to the normal seven days rainfall and immediately after the seven days rain, what should be the next, is the little dry season. “The dry season indicates the onset of the ‘August break’ and it seems the break may come early this year towards the second or third week in July, this is also normal,” Oyegoke said. He said the August break signified the first break of the peak of the rainfall over the swamp forest area. Oyegoke said that the announcement by the Lagos State Ministry of Environment that rain would fall for 238 days was misleading. He explained that the 238 days was the duration of all the rainfall in the state. He said that the rainfall in the state this year would be normal and urged residents to keep their surroundings clean to prevent flooding. (NAN)