LAGOS, Nigeria A report revealed by Kaspersky Lab's latest online activities of children has revealed that children ought to be protected for the video content they consume globally, because it might be harmful for children who might end up watching videos that contain inappropriate content. The report shows anonymised statistics from Kaspersky Lab’s flagship consumer solutions for Windows PCs and Macs that have the Parental Control module switched on and from Kaspersky Safe Kids, a standalone service for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. For example, the report presents search results on the ten most-popular languages* for the last 6 months. The data shows that the video and audio category – including requests related to any video content, streaming services, video
MOSCOW, Russia Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has confirmed that Video Assistant Referee will make World Cup Debut. FIFA is hopeful that the technology will help correct, clear obvious errors in four game changing situations that is to judge whether or not a goal has been scored, analyse whether a penalty should be awarded, decide on red cards and rectify if a player has been mistakenly sanctioned.
KRASNODAR, Russia The Spanish soccer federation has fired coach Julen Lopetegui two days before the country’s opening World Cup match against Portugal. Lopetegui was let go a day after Real Madrid announced him as its new coach following the World Cup. Luis Rubiales says it wasn’t the best solution for the national team but the action was needed after it was caught by surprise by Real Madrid’s announcement.
NAIROBI, KenyaA 21-20 win over Scotland saw Kenya claim a thirteenth place finish at the season ending Paris Sevens. The three points from this result saw the side accumulate 104 points (their highest ever tally) and an eighth place finish at the conclusion of the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series on Sunday 10th June 2018. Shujaa were left ruing their 5-24 Pool A opening defeat to New Zealand which put paid to their cup quarterfinal ambitions despite a 22-19 win over eventual pool winners Fiji and a 24-10 result over Samoa that saw them finish third in a three way tie with Fiji and New Zealand on 7 points. A 12-19 Challenge Trophy quarterfinal loss to Argentina consigned the team to the thirteenth place playoff semi where they overcame Russia 26-14 before defeating Scotland in ...
KIEV, Ukraine Russian Prominent Journalist, EX soldier and vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin has died after being shot in Kiev, Ukraines's capital. According to Ukrainian Police, Arkady Babchenko succumbed to his wounds on his way to the hospital. His wife found him earlier bleeding at their apartment building and called an ambulance. The Police investigating Babchenko's killing said they suspect the crime is linked to his work. "The leading and obvious line of inquiry is that of his professional activities," Andriy Kryshchenko, Kiev police chief, told Interfax Ukraine news agency. Babchenko, one of Russia's best-known war correspondents, left his country in February 2017, saying he was receiving threats and he was concerned he might be jailed. He served in the Russi
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended outgoing Russian Ambassador Alexander Makarenko, describing him as a great supporter of Kenya and the African cause. President Kenyatta expressed satisfaction that bilateral relations and cooperation between Kenya and Russia witnessed a major boost during Ambassador Makarenko’s tour of duty. “I am saying goodbye to a friend. You stood by Kenyans and my administration. We have rode together in hard times and for that I am so grateful,” President Kenyatta said. The President was speaking at State House, Nairobi, when he bid farewell to Ambassador Makarenko, one of Russia’s longest serving envoys to Kenya. Ambassador Makarenko, who was posted to Kenya in 2011, leaves the country after seven years of successful tour of du
BRUSSELS, BelgiumFounded in 1924, the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) has established itself as the leading body for international sports media across the world. Today, more than 150 National Sports Journalist Associations (NSJAs) and nearly 10,000 individual members from more than 150 countries (including 42 in Africa) are affiliated to the organization. As part of its activities, AIPS works closely with some of the world's biggest sports federations, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), football's world governing body FIFA, and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). In Africa, the sub-association, AIPS Africa, counts 6000 members working as reporters, writers, photographers, commentators and editors in print, online a...
BRUSSELS, Belgium The 81th AIPS Congress , set to be held in the Belgian capital next week (May 7-10), will welcome Massimo Busacca, Director FIFA Refereeing, and Johannes Holzmüller, FIFA Head of Football Technology Innovation Department, to foster a deeper understanding of the video assistant referee (VAR) among sports journalists. The new technology will be used at this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The International Sports Press Association is very pleased to welcome Busacca and Holzmüller on May 8th, the first day of the Congress, at Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels. They will present VAR to the Congress and explain the finer details of the system to the attending journalists. At times, even journalists still have a nebulous understanding of VAR. Director FIFA Refereeing Busacca