Change of pace leaves England at a loss and clubs playing catch-up

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Sportblog The elite player agreement between the RFU and the clubs has worked to a point but its value to owners tends to be financial. It is a partnership only in the loose sense of the word and the professional game as a whole should reflect on Saturday’s defeat – only once before had a tier-one nation recovered from a deficit greater than 21 points to win, Wales in Argentina in 1999 – and devise a way of moving forward together.It was only last year that Jones was talking about England overhauling New Zealand at the top of the rankings before the start of next year’s World Cup. Two more defeats in South Africa could see them slip to fifth, with the All Blacks arriving at Twickenham in November.Jones has to look at selection, with Mike Brown playing like a full-back and Elliot Daly an outside back, but the different way matches are refereed in the Premiership and at Test level leaves much of his influence on the training field where, alone, only so much can be achieved. Jones had picked a side to play a fast game, sacrificing scrummaging and lineout options, which he reduced further after 35 minutes when he took off a second-row, Nick Isiekwe, and brought on a back‑rower, Brad Shields, who had only been with the squad for a week, in an attempt to plug the breakdown and constrict De Klerk by slowing down South Africa’s possession.His decision to pull Luther Burrell early in the opening Test in Australia two years ago after a slow start worked but Shields had little impact. He was better equipped than his team-mates to deal with the relentless pace of the game, having played Super Rugby for four months, but alone he could not recalibrate the team’s disorientation.International rugby has changed in the past 18 months, as has the game in the European Champions Cup. It is more fluid, faster and places less reliance on set pieces. Jones’s training sessions are regarded as brutal not because he has players smashing into each other, although a judo session in Brighton yielded a few casualties. Everything is done at pace and when players are blowing he does not allow them respite, pushing them to the limits of their endurance and beyond.He has to because the Premiership does not condition players for Test rugby. It has developed considerably as a tournament in its 20 years in terms of facilities and the interest it attracts from spectators and sponsors but it is self-contained in a way the Pro 14 and Super Rugby are not. Those who declaim Jones’s methods tend to be club owners rather than coaches, interested in the bottom line, but this season’s Champions Cup should have shown them how the game is moving.Instead of seeking conflict with England and trying to get Jones to change his training methods, which will not happen, they should be aligning their clubs with the national side, as South Africa have done with their Super Rugby franchises. Just as England lost a game they should have won in Johannesburg, so the Premiership clubs had the playing resources to have made a far greater impact on Europe last season. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. When the Premiership clubs raise the issue of Eddie Jones’s national squad training sessions this summer, bristling at a high attrition rate, Twickenham should show a video of England’s latest defeat against a nascent South Africa side who were able to recover from an appalling start because of an ability, honed in Super Rugby, to play at sustained pace.It was a Premiership player, the Sale scrum-half Faf de Klerk, who was his side’s catalyst, but the difference was at forward, where the Springboks retained their shape in the loose when a crazy game was at its most frenetic. England took an early 24-3 lead through the passing ability of George Ford that exploited a narrow, naive defence, but once the home side got hold of the ball, the failings that addled this year’s Six Nations campaign surfaced.England struggled at the breakdown collectively and their discipline melted. They conceded eight penalties at the breakdown, six in the first half and, having dominated possession and territory in the opening quarter, had by the hour mark had the ball for only 33% of the match. Reuse this content Rugby union Read more England rugby union teamcenter_img comment Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Since you’re here… Topics Read more Share on LinkedIn S’busiso Nkosi powers South Africa to stunning comeback win over England Share via Email Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news South Africa rugby teamlast_img read more

Joel Klatt Releases His New College Football Top 10

first_imgJoel Klatt speaks on FS1.With Week 10 of the college football season now done, analysts are giving their opinions on how the top 10 should shake out.FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt unveiled his top 10 ranking earlier today.The list had few surprises as his top four – the would-be College Football Playoff – remained the same as last week:AlabamaClemsonNotre DameMichiganThe remaining ten were as follows:My New Top 10 (11/5)1)@AlabamaFTBL2)@ClemsonFB3)@NDFootball4)@UMichFootball5)@OU_Football6)@FootballUGA7)@WVUfootball8)@OhioStateFB9)@WSUCougFB10)@LSUfootballAlmost: @TexasFootball @UW_Football @UKFootball @PennStateFball @FresnoStateFB @UCF_Football @HailStateFB— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) November 5, 2018Recent losses by LSU and Texas have allowed Oklahoma and West Virginia to climb into the top seven in his ranking.Despite beating a top ten team in their own right, Georgia remains on the outside looking in at No. 6.Ohio State managed to recover from their loss to Purdue with a win over Nebraska and are back at No. 8.The Washington State Cougars remain the leaders in the PAC-12 and have been rewarded with the No. 9 spot.LSU was blown out by Alabama on Saturday, but held on to the No. 10 spot on Klatt’s list.last_img read more

Ravi Shastri and coaching staff to get 45-day extension after World Cup 2019

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 13, 2019UPDATED: June 13, 2019 09:57 IST Coach Ravi Shastri and team to get 45-day extension after World Cup. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCoA extended the contract as interviews of the staff should be held after the WCCAC’s involvement is required for the purpose of selecting a head coachCAC members told BCCI that they are not aware of their exact role and scopeThe Indian coaching staff, including chief coach Ravi Shastri, will be handed a 45-day extension after the ongoing World Cup even though their contract ends with the showpiece event.Besides Shastri, the support staff also includes assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R. Sridhar. The decision was taken by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and was uploaded in the minutes on BCCI’s website.”After some discussion, the CoA decided that the contracts for the support staff can be extended by 45 days on an ad-hoc basis and that interviews of the support staff should be conducted after the World Cup,” the minutes read.”As the Cricket Advisory Committee’s (CAC) involvement is required for the purpose of selecting a head coach, the BCCI management should speak to the members of the CAC and ascertain what is their expectation vis-a-vis remuneration/compensation for their services and a draft of the terms of reference for the CAC should be prepared and circulated for CoA’s consideration,” it added.CAC members Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman had made it clear to BCCI ombudsman D.K. Jain that they were not aware of their exact role and scope. In fact, they also made it clear that if a question of conflict arises due to their IPL roles, they were happy to stay away from functioning as CAC members.But Clause 24 (5) of the new BCCI constitution says that while the CEO will appoint team officials for the Indian teams, the head coach of each team shall be appointed by the CAC. So, the CoA needs to find a quick solution.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) Nottingham Weather ForecastAlso Read | Replacement or cover? Selectors and team management differed on Pant’s statusAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Coach Ravi ShastriFollow World Cup 2019Follow Committee of AdministratorsFollow BCCI Ravi Shastri and coaching staff to get 45-day extension after World Cup 2019A 45-day extension will be given to the Indian coaching staff, including Ravi Shastri, after the ongoing World Cup even as their contract ends with the tournamentadvertisementlast_img read more

Work on Morant Bay to Port Antonio Highway to Begin Soon

first_img The US$384-million Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project entails rehabilitation of the 110-kilometre roadway between Harbour View in Kingston and Port Antonio in Portland, and extension of the tolled East-West Highway, which will run from May Pen, Clarendon, to Williamsfield, Manchester. Story Highlights Work on the Morant Bay to Port Antonio leg of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project is slated to begin soon, says Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz. Work on the Morant Bay to Port Antonio leg of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project is slated to begin soon, says Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz.The US$384-million Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project entails rehabilitation of the 110-kilometre roadway between Harbour View in Kingston and Port Antonio in Portland, and extension of the tolled East-West Highway, which will run from May Pen, Clarendon, to Williamsfield, Manchester.Speaking at today’s (September 12) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Mr. Vaz said “we are looking to start three of 15 packages for the local segments, which will start the improvements from Morant Bay to Port Antonio”.Mr. Vaz said the works will be carried out on 6.72 kilometres from the Yallahs Bridge to Lowden, St. Thomas, at a cost of approximately US$5 million; 4.9 kilometres from Lowden Hill to Pomfret,St. Thomas, valued at approximately US$3 million; and 9.52 kilometres from Drapers to Port Antonio, valued at approximately US$5.2 million.“This was approved at Cabinet on Monday (September 10), and now it will be for the procurement process to go through to name the contractors, and I would expect the work to start in the next few months,” he said.Mr. Vaz said additional details will be provided through the National Works Agency (NWA), as the process continues.“We are now one step further in terms of being able to break ground, and I can categorically state that this will be done in the 2018/19 fiscal year, which ends March next year. So, between the end of this year and January, I would expect that roadwork will start on segments and that will continue into the ‘19/20 financial year,” he said.The Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project will entail realignment and widening of the roadway to four lanes, among other features, which will require land acquisition along the designated sections.The project is being financed through a loan agreement with the China EX-IM Bank. It will be executed by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC). Speaking at today’s (September 12) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Mr. Vaz said “we are looking to start three of 15 packages for the local segments, which will start the improvements from Morant Bay to Port Antonio”.last_img read more

Chandrayaan 2 gets closer to moon enters second of the 5 planned

first_imgNew Delhi: Scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation performed the second of the five planned orbit-raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 in the Earth’s orbit early Friday morning. The on-board propulsion system was fired to increase the apogee or the point on the elliptical orbit farthest from the Earth at 01:08 am. Isro scientists were able to forgo the first orbit raising manoeuvre planned for the day after lift-off as the GSLV Mark III “over-performed” placing the spacecraft at an orbit about 6,000 km higher than intended. This would save fuel for the spacecraft, which can be used to “play around with the manoeuvre” Isro chairperson K Sivan had said after the launch. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The orbit of Chandrayaan 2 was increased to a 251 x 54,829 km from the 230 x 45,163 km it was in after the first manoeuvre. Three more “burns” or firing of the propulsion system will be carried out to reach the final orbit of 221 x 1,43,585 km on August 6. Also read: New missions lined up for Isro; Sun the next stop The first manoeuvre on Wednesday was to raise the perigee or the point on the elliptical orbit closest to the Earth. The spacecraft is scheduled to reach a lunar orbit of August 20. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Although we have given the intended orbits for the next four manoeuvres, with each burn the numbers are likely to change. This is a very dynamic process. There is a team that recalculates the orbit every hour, there is round-the-clock simulation to plan for the next move. This is not like a launch vehicle in which we cannot make changes once launched. The spacecraft is in our control and we need to guide it to the intended orbit to escape Earth’s orbit,” said an official from Isro who asked not to be named. Also read: Isro launches Chandrayaan-2: India shoots for the Moon Four more burns would be carried out in the lunar orbit to lower the spacecraft into a circular 100x 100 km orbit around the moon with a two-hour orbital time or time taken for the satellite to complete one orbit. After this, the lander-rover will separate and move to a 100x30km orbit. During this period, the optical high-resolution camera on-board will be turned on to scout for a suitable landing site in the lunar south pole. Also read: On Chandrayaan-2 launch by Isro, a message from NASA The images taken will be transmitted to Earth and processed after which the landing site map will be uploaded to the lander-rover before its powered descent to the moon on Sept 7 at 2.58am. At 2.43pm on July 22, the 14-storey-tall GSLV Mark III rocket blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota with the 3,850kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. Isro scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation had a narrow one-minute window for their second attempt at launching the moon mission, a week after the first attempt was aborted just short of an hour before lift-off due to technical snag.(Inputs from hindustan times)last_img read more

Thailand UN working to assist 2000 recentlyarrived Myanmar refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today it is working with the Thai Government to help meet the needs of some 2,000 Karen villagers who fled Myanmar in early June.UNHCR staff have now verified the number of recent arrivals after visiting five sites in northern Thailand where Karen villagers are taking shelter.“Although we cannot absolutely say this is the total number who have crossed the Moei River to Thailand in this period, we have not seen evidence of significantly higher numbers,” UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told reporters in Geneva.He said that by and large, the Karen villagers say they fled in fear of conscription by armed forces or of forced labour as porters for armed forces. “Those who mentioned military action mostly said they fled in anticipation of fighting as the Myanmar army and their allies, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, approached rebel Karen National Union bases and villages.“Only a few said their villages had actually been shelled, but while our staff interviewed the recent arrivals on the Thai side of the border on Tuesday and Thursday, they heard shelling on the Myanmar side,” he added.According to UNHCR, Thai authorities have responded “quickly and sympathetically” to the needs of the new arrivals. The agency is working with the Government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to meet the needs of the Karen villagers, who are taking shelter mostly in temples, in a communal hall and in private Thai homes in four villages. A large group at a fifth place called Mae Usu who were reported to be sheltering in a cave are actually in a large field that was once the site of a refugee camp many years ago, Mr. Spindler noted. “This group, estimated at between 700 and 900 people, is living in seasonal agricultural houses that farmers use when they are harvesting crops, but which are normally empty at this time of year.” UNHCR said that the new arrivals at this location have some possessions they brought with them, and also have received rice, blankets and other relief items from the Thai-Burma Border Consortium, a NGO that has been serving Karen refugees along the border since the 1980s.“Although some of the Karen villagers, who are mostly farmers, managed to bring some possessions with them, others said they fled with only the clothes on their back,” said Mr. Spindler. Among the most urgently needed items are clothes, especially baby clothes, as well as soap, and bamboo pallets to keep from having to sleep in the mud amid heavy rains. UNHCR has already distributed 200 plastic sheets to help with emergency shelter. 12 June 2009The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today it is working with the Thai Government to help meet the needs of some 2,000 Karen villagers who fled Myanmar in early June. read more

Côte dIvoire Gbagbo loyalists shoot at UN patrol in mounting aggression

“The situation is very, very hostile but our spirit remains high,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative and head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Y. J. Choi, told a news conference in New York today by video-link from Abidjan, the West African country’s commercial capital.In the latest attack, UN peacekeepers stationed at the Pullman Hotel, in Abidjan, were waiting for the arrival last night of the African Union (AU) emissary, Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who was escorted by a UNOCI patrol, when a group of young people from the Gbagbo camp encircled them. “The armed elements, which were supporting them, opened fire in the direction of the UNOCI vehicles, forcing the peacekeepers to respond by shooting in the air,” the mission, which has around 9,000 peacekeepers, said in a press statement.Mr. Gbagbo has refused to step down despite the internationally recognized victory of opposition leader Alassane Ouattara in November’s run-off elections. Peacekeepers from UNOCI are currently protecting Mr. Ouattara and members of his new government in Abidjan’s Golf Hotel against the already six-week blockade siege by Gbagbo loyalists.The Security Council is expected tomorrow to vote on a resolution to authorize another 2,000 peacekeepers, as well as the temporary transfer of three armed helicopters, from the UN peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Liberia. Mr. Gbagbo has demanded UNOCI’s withdrawal – which the UN has rejected. The reinforcements, Mr. Choi said, will provide a “rapid reaction capability” essential for the protection of civilians both in Abidjan, where Gbagbo loyalists have launched attacks, and in the country’s west, which has seen an outburst of ethnic fighting.Until ten days ago, the Gbagbo loyalists’ hostility was largely confined to rhetoric and propaganda on television but now it has been transformed into actions, he noted.“They are shooting at our convoys; fortunately nobody got killed yet but it’s very close,” Mr. Choi said. “They are shooting at us and they attacked and ransacked provision trucks at 4 o’clock in the afternoon escorted by UN security forces.”Mr. Choi added that the Gbagbo forces are mostly using and paying youth groups, numbering in the hundreds to the thousands, “to attack us and we cannot fire at civilians.” Part of UNOCI’s mandate is to protect civilians and ensure its own freedom of movement.The mission has been supporting efforts over the past seven years to reunify a country split by a civil war in 2002 into a government-controlled south and a rebel-held north. November’s run-off election was meant to be a culminating point in this process.On the situation around the Golf Hotel, where Mr. Ouattara is receiving UN protection, Mr. Choi likened it to a “cat and mouse game.”“When the hard boiled presidential guard security force, the Republican Guard and special operations group, guard – the situation is very, very severe,” the envoy said. “On the other hand when the regular army and the police are guarding the blockade people and provisions can pass. As time goes by there are very many people in a small space. The situation is deteriorating. Psychologically also, it is not very healthy.”Although those inside are not suffering thirst or hunger, and medicines sometimes get through, “something has to be done, it cannot go on like this,” he added.The AU emissary, Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga, is meeting both sides in Abidjan. Mr. Choi said the situation is still deadlocked, with Mr. Gbagbo proposing a power-sharing arrangement and Mr. Ouattara – like the UN, AU and regional African groups – insisting that he step down. With 18 elections due in Africa this year, it would be a bad precedent if the loser was allowed to stay on, Mr. Choi noted.Regarding Mr. Gbagbo’s possible departure, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative said the Economic Community of West African States still has a military option on the table, and that Mr. Gbagbo would not be able to pay the 60,000-strong security forces and the 140,000 civil servants if his access to the region’s common currency dried up.The turmoil from the elections has displaced tens of thousands of people, mainly in the west of the country where an ethnic conflict has erupted. This is not one-sided as in Abidjan where the attacks are largely committed by Gbagbo loyalists, Mr. Choi said at the press conference.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is strengthening its presence to cope with the crisis, deploying teams in the towns of Man and Danané in the west to register more than 18,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and monitor their protection needs. UNHCR “is particularly concerned about conditions at the Catholic mission in the town of Duékoué, where some 13,000 people have sought shelter,” it said in a statement. “The church compound there does not have the sanitation facilities to cope with the numbers, garbage is accumulating, and the risks of disease are growing.”Meanwhile in eastern Liberia, where 30,000 refugees have fled, work is under way on a new camp in the town of Bahn, but the difficult jungle conditions have made this slower going than anticipated, UNHCR reported. Two bulldozers have been brought in from Sierra Leone to speed up the clearing of land, which until now had been done by hand. UNHCR estimates that some 600 Ivorians are crossing the border into Liberia each day. In Geneva, humanitarian agencies with a presence in West Africa today launched a $32.7 million regional emergency plan in order to be prepared for humanitarian needs that could arise due to Côte d’Ivoire’s political crisis. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that two millions Ivorians – including 100,000 refugees and 450,000 IDPs – could be affected if a major humanitarian crisis develops. The six-month appeal aims to allow UN agencies and non-governmental organizations to secure funds that would be used to provide timely and effective humanitarian aid in Côte d’Ivoire and in the neighbouring countries of Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana in vital sectors. The aid will include support for protection, health, water and sanitation, education, food and nutrition. The funds will also be used to assist those already affected by the ongoing crisis. In a statement today, OCHA said that the current crisis is already affecting lives and livelihoods of both the displaced and host communities. Displaced children are unable to attend school and families have lost their sources of income. Humanitarian aid workers also estimate that as many as 420,000 nationals of neighbouring countries currently living in Côte d’Ivoire could return to their countries of origin and require assistance, notably in transit camps, should the situation further deteriorate.Cote 18 January 2011Forces loyal to the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo – who refuses to step down despite his electoral defeat – have opened fire towards United Nations peacekeepers in a new “act of aggression,” according to the UN envoy on the ground there. read more

Investing in Afghanistans children key to consolidating peace UN official says

“The future cannot be guaranteed without giving hope, a positive role, participation and constructive activities to young people and children in terms of development of the country,” Olara Otunnu, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, told reporters in Kabul on Sunday. “In terms of long-term consolidations, sustaining of peace, it is crucial that we don’t lose a moment in investing in young people and making them the actors who can guarantee the future that this country needs.”Mr. Otunnu described the devastating effects felt by children following Afghanistan’s decades of conflict. “The young people of this country are among those who have suffered unbelievably in the context of over 20 years of brutal war, isolation and deprivation,” he observed. Indicators of their plight included the fact that Afghanistan has more than 1 million orphans and more than 2 million displaced children. As one of the world’s most mine-infested countries, Afghanistan had some 70,000 landmine victims – an estimated half of them children. “That is dramatic,” Mr. Otunnu observed. Children, especially girls, had also long been deprived of an education, leaving them to fend for themselves on the streets or in jobs. “Some young people who have been enticed into being associated with fighting groups in various capacities,” he added. Some 25 per cent of all Afghan children died before their fifth birthday, while around 50 per cent of all children suffered from some degree of malnutrition, according to the envoy. “All of this indicates the magnitude of the impact and the suffering that children and young people, generations of them, have had,” he said, stressing the need for a concerted international response. “We make sure that we are helping to strengthen the capacity of the Afghan people themselves within the family, within the communities, the Government, civil society organizations… to take care of the children and youth of Afghanistan,” he said. “Unless we can do that, a good deal of what we are about will come to little.” read more

Annan calls on world to help Africa battle AIDS and ensure peace

Addressing the Africa-France summit in Paris, the Secretary-General also called on the world to help Africa end conflicts in the continent by supporting African peacekeeping bodies, and to boost food production through the immediate launching of a “green revolution.”Devoting most of his speech to the AIDS pandemic’s devastating impact in Africa, Mr. Annan said the high-level Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa will study the links between the disease and governance in various sectors, including agriculture, youth and the military, and will provide advice on how to stem the tide of AIDS across Africa.The Secretary-General noted that AIDS was worsening the food crisis by taking away farming skills along with its victims, and tearing the social fabric because of the disproportionate toll on women, who care for the young, the old, the sick and dying and whose expert knowledge of alternative foods kept families going during times of drought.”Nowhere is an effective African response more critical than in the fight against AIDS,” he said.Mr. Annan also noted several recent initiatives like the UN Millennium Declaration and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development that provided mechanisms for the international community to assist Africa in responding to the AIDS crisis.Turning to other issues confronting the continent, the Secretary-General called for all-out efforts to settle the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire, which has caused hundreds of deaths and large-scale displacement. But, he stressed, that crisis should not cloud the progress made in Angola, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where Africans are showing real determination to settle their conflicts, with tangible results.”That makes it all the more important for the international community to provide strong support to Africa’s peacekeeping and peacemaking mechanisms and institutions – as set out, for example, in the G-8 Action Plan for Africa. Africa cannot afford further turmoil – but if it erupts, Africa must have the capacity to respond,” Mr. Annan added, referring to the plan drawn up at a summit of the world’s eight most industrialized countries last June in Canada. read more

INTERVIEW Sustainable Development Goals must be owned by everyone says senior UN

When the world’s leaders unanimously approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development last year, they did so knowing that there would be a platform within the United Nations where they could discuss sustainable development, get guidance, keep track of progress and address any new issues.This platform – known as the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development – will meet on Monday, 11 July, for the first time since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were approved in September 2015. The Forum succeeded the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in 2013. It meets both under the UN General Assembly every four years and the UN Economic and Social Council in other years with technical, ministerial and high level segments. In an interview with the UN News Centre, Mr. Gass described the Political Forum as “a space once a year where Member States and also the population can see how we are moving on the Sustainable Development Goals and take corrective measures to really achieve them within the next 15 years.”Speaking on Thursday to the UN News Centre, Assistant Secretary-General Thomas Gass talked about why the Sustainable Development Goals need to become a part of the policy dialogue at the national level, and foster a new social contract between the leaders and the people. While the international community is only six-months into work on reaching the SDGs, this year’s Political Forum must move beyond just UN Headquarters in New York and be discussed by all people so that everyone does their part. Listen to Mr. Gass explain. While the international community is only six-months into work on reaching the SDGs, this year’s Political Forum must move beyond just UN Headquarters in New York and be discussed by all people so that everyone does their part. Listen to Mr. Gass explain. The SDGs include 17 goals, broken down into 169 smaller targets. The first target is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. Others include ensuring education for everyone, achieving gender equality, fighting climate change, and reducing all forms of violence. ‹ › All the SDGs are interconnected, and one of the main ideas tying them together, which is also the theme of this year’s discussions, is to ensure that no one is left behind. “During the era of the Millennium Development Goals [the precursor framework to the Sustainable Development Goals], we were very much measuring our progress by averages,” said Mr. Gass, whose office is within the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.The new agenda “forces us to take a different approach to sustainable development, mainly to understand from the get-go who the most vulnerable people are, why they are vulnerable and to build [this] into our national policies,” added Mr. Gass. As part of this year’s Political Forum, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will release on 19 July the first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals – which will be comprised of data from UN Member States related to the Goals and their targets. Aside from discussions about date and figures, the Political Forum, which will run through 20 July, will also give voice to non-governmental organizations and to individuals who will be able to directly participate in some of the discussions, follow all of them online, and attend the dozens of side events held in New York in connection with the Forum. “The important thing to realize is that this new agenda will not be implemented in New York,” Mr. Gass said. “It has to be implemented all over the world. So people, organizations, governments, municipalities, school boards, have to run with it. And for that, it’s important that everyone needs to feel they are part of the Agenda” and the targets belong to them.@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -500px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.8em; line-height: 1.1em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 100px; margin-left:-.5em; text-shadow: 10px 10px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:60%; display:block; background-color:black; opacity: 0.7; filter: alpha(opacity=70); /* For IE8 and earlier */}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.8em;}strong { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; xfont-family:Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;}li { font-size: 15px; xline-height: 1.7em;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;} read more

UN expert urges Dominican Republic to place child protection at core of

At the end of her first official visit to the Dominican Republic, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, urged the Government to “send a strong signal that the target of 10 millions of tourists by 2022 is not reached at the expense of exposing further children to the scourge of sexual exploitation.” During her eight-day mission, the Special Rapporteur visited child care institutions, and met with children in vulnerable situations to fall victims of sexual exploitation such as girl vendors on beach locations. She noted that blame for rape and other sexual exploitation is often put on the families and the exploited children “while perpetrators – often foreign male from Western countries whose crimes are facilitated by all sorts of intermediaries – walk around with a complete sense of impunity.”The Special Rapporteur called on the Ministry of Tourism to incorporate prevention of this scourge in its plans, and to lead efforts already deployed by the private travel and tourism sector, together with local actors of affected communities, to implement the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.The expert commended measures adopted by the specialised units of the Attorney General’s Office to combat trafficking and high technology crimes, which have led to a series of convictions, including of foreign nationals.She also called for better coordination between the police and the body in charge of tourist security (CESTUR) to improve detection and referral of cases for criminal investigation. “International police and judicial cooperation are also crucial to combat impunity,” she added. Ms. de Boer-Buquicchio also called for a strengthened cooperation between the Dominican and Haitian authorities to address the situation of unaccompanied children living and working around the Haitian border, and reminded that “while these children remain in the country, they must receive the Dominican authorities’ assistance and protection.” Among other statements made during her visit, the expert called for absolute prohibition of child marriage.Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Katanga completes hot commissioning of Kamoto whole ore leach Phase 2

first_imgJohnny Blizzard, Chief Executive Officer of Katanga, commented: “We are very pleased to have entered into the final phase of the commissioning of the WOL processing plant project after three years of hard work. Following the commissioning of Phase 1 last year, and the commissioning of Phase 2, we are already seeing the benefits of improved recoveries, more predictable plant performance and looking forward to increasing production. We also look forward to achieving our expected production targets set for 2018 and ramping up to full production capacity of the new plant by the end of Q1 2019. The experience gained in 2018 on all fronts within KCC will have us well placed to achieve the targets set for 2019 and beyond.” Separately, good progress is being made on the construction of the cobalt debottlenecking project which comprises three new filter presses and an MgO reagent plant within the existing cobalt circuit and the construction of two cobalt hyroxide dryers. It is expected that both upgrades will be commissioned and in full production by the end of Q1 2019. This will align cobalt processing capacity with the KCC life-of-mine cobalt production plan of 30,000 t/y on average and 40,000 t/y maximum capacity.The export of cobalt hydroxide by KCC remains suspended. As previously announced, the current situation relates to the levels of uranium contained in cobalt hydroxide produced by KCC. While a long-term technical solution in the form of constructing an ion exhange sytem is being reviewed, the company says it intends to work with its partner Gécamines to look at various alternative interim solutions, both operational and regulatory, to recommence exports.Good progress is also being made on the sulphuric acid and sulphur dioxide plant. The earthworks for the Acid Plant have been completed, civil works have commenced and orders for major long lead items are beginning to arrive on site. Following a detailed process review, commissioning of the Acid Plant is expected toward the latter part of Q4 2019 with first acid expected in Q1 2020. Katanga Mining has successfully completed the hot commissioning of Phase 2 of its whole ore leach (WOL) processing facility at its 75% owned subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company’s (KCC) copper and cobalt mine in Lualaba Province, DRC. The commissioning of the pre-leach circuits is continuing as scheduled and is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. A progressive ramp-up of the facility is expected to follow with the objective of achieving full capacity of the WOL plant by the end of Q1 2019.last_img read more

Cinemetrics An interactive fingerprint for your favorite movies

first_imgYou don’t have to be a movie buff to appreciate the awesomeness of Cinemetrics. The thesis project of graphic designer and coder Frederic Brodbeck, Cinemetrics creates a visual representation of a film, resulting in a sort of “fingerprint” of a movie.Brodbeck, a student of the Royal Academy of Arts, Den Haag, analyzed movie information including the editing structure, speech, motion, and colors, and wrapped it all up in a nice, visually-aesthetic graphic.Sure there are tons of infographics about movies, but most focus on things like how much the films grossed in the box office, or relationships between characters. However, Brodbeck decided to take a step back and look at the various parts of the movie to create his interactive Cinemetrics graphics. Brodbeck’s goal was to measure and visualize movie data, revealing the film’s characteristics so that movies could be seen as a whole and could be easily interpreted side by side.The thesis project focuses on generative and computational design and the role that writing code can play in new approaches to graphic design. Brodbeck had to extract, process, and visualize all of the data from each movie, which is something you can’t do by hand. He built custom software for every step of the process, including disassembling the video files into their components: video, audio, subtitles, and so on; and processing them into shot detection, average shot length, motion measuring, and color palettes.Once he had all the necessary data, he was able to compile it into the circular graphic, which resembles a pie chart. It looks nice on its own, but each pie chart signifies many things about the movie. For example, one segment of the circle represents the length of 10 shots in the movie, and the size represents how long the movie is. The larger the circle, the longer the movie.As for the color palettes, there’s one for the entire movie and one for each chapter. In order to quantify the colors in the movie, Brodbeck used a clustering algorithm to reduce each frame to five distinct colors.In the video below, you’ll notice that some of the segments move more than others. The motion indicates the amount of movement in the movie at that time. If you’re curious what part of the movie has the segment moving so quickly, you can click on the chart to see the particular frame of the movie.The single graphic is interesting enough in itself, but even more interesting is when you compare two or more side by side. Looking at the original vs. the remake can sometimes show very drastic differences between the two. For example, the original 1972 Solaris is longer, not as dark, and has more movement than the 2002 remake.Comparing all the Wes Anderson movies allows us to see that Anderson uses a very similar color palette for all of his films. Besides The Life Aquatic, which has a great deal of scenes shot in the ocean, most of the color schemes range in browns, oranges, and reds.As Brodbeck mentions on his website, Cinemetrics isn’t just for film nerds, but can actually benefit normal people who are looking for a different way to choose a movie. For example, if they don’t want to see anything super dark, they can make sure to find a lighter-colored graph.Check out the video below to see Cinemetrics in action.Read more at Cinemetrics, via Wiredlast_img read more

Shell à lorigine dune importante pollution des sols à Los Angeles

first_imgShell à l’origine d’une importante pollution des sols à Los AngelesÉtats-Unis- Des tests effectués sur un terrain anciennement exploité par la compagnie pétrolière Shell au sud de Los Angeles ont révélé des taux anormalement élevés de méthane et de benzène dans le sol. Le Monde a consacré un article à cette pollution qui peut s’avérer très nocive pour la santé.Le quotidien a rencontré une famille vivant dans le quartier du Carousel à Carson, celle de Royalene Fernandezqui souffre depuis dix-huit ans d’une leucémie. Des tests récemment effectués par l’agence de contrôle de l’eau ont révélé des niveaux anormalement élevés de méthane et de benzène dans le sol de ce quartier. Des concentrations susceptibles d’augmenter les risques de cancer et d’entraîner des problèmes neurologiques.À lire aussiRéchauffement climatique : les émissions de CO2 connaissent leur plus forte hausse en 7 ansJusqu’à la fin des années 1960 et depuis 1924, Shell stockait sur ce terrain le pétrole brut dans des cuves en béton, en partie enterrées. Mais lorsque la compagnie pétrolière a vendu son terrain, “les cuves ont été sommairement détruites avant la vente du terrain par Shell en 1966, sans être entièrement vidées ni nettoyées, et le site a été recouvert d’à peine un mètre de terre” explique Tom Girardi, l’avocat de plus de 200 habitants du quartier contaminé.Shell recommande simplement aux résidents de ne plus manger les fruits de leurs arbres ni les légumes de leur potager, et d’éviter autant que possible les contact avec le sol. Alors que leurs maisons ne valent aujourd’hui plus rien, les habitants du quartier du Carousel exigent du groupe Shell qu’il assume ses responsabilités et les aide à sortir de la situation dans laquelle ils sont aujourd’hui piégés.Le 22 juin 2010 à 18:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Une route à ondes radio pour recharger les voitures électriques

first_imgUne route à ondes radio pour recharger les voitures électriques ?Une équipe japonaise a expérimenté un système de transmission d’électricité via des ondes radio propagées par la chaussée. Grâce à un tel système, il serait possible de recharger des véhicules électriques alors même qu’ils sont en train de rouler.C’est un système révolutionnaire mais qui n’en est qu’à un stade expérimental. Au Japon, une équipe de chercheurs est en train de mettre au point un procédé de transmission d’électricité à distance par ondes radio entre la chaussée et les roues d’un véhicule. L’innovation majeure serait ainsi de pouvoir permettre la recharge d’un véhicule en plein déplacement, relaye Futura sciences.comÀ lire aussiMal des transports : pourquoi est-on malade en voiture et comment l’éviter ?Si des systèmes à induction installés sous la route et alimentant les véhicules en train de rouler ont déjà été imaginés, la transmission se fait dans des conditions particulières : il faut une certaine distance entre la chaussée et le plancher du véhicule et celui-ci doit être assez précisément positionné au-dessus du conducteur. Dans le système japonais, les pneus font office de récepteur grâce à une ceinture de pièces métalliques incluse dans la matière plastique, et à des condensateurs. Ce récepteur n’est donc qu’à quelques millimètres de l’émetteur, qui peut être assez large. Selon l’équipe japonaise, la transmission par ondes radio, plus simple, conduit à des infrastructures moins coûteuses. La transmission d’électricité par ondes radio n’est donc pas une grande nouveauté en soi mais encore fallait-il l’adapter aux véhicules en mouvement. L’inconvénient de cette technique est la perte inévitable d’énergie. “Elle n’est que de 20%” a néanmoins souligné un des chercheurs, Takashi Ohira, au magazine américain New Scientist.Une tension de 50.000 volts ? Pour l’heure, ni la fréquence idéale ni la tension nécessaire ne sont connus mais un ingénieur de l’université d’Auckland estime cette dernière à 50.000 volts, ce qui est loin d’être négligeable. Par ailleurs, il faudra également éviter les interférences avec l’électronique embarquée. Bref, encore beaucoup de route à parcourir avant d’arriver à un système parfaitement au point qui permettrait de faire le plein tout en roulant.Le 4 septembre 2011 à 13:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Des traces de trois séismes majeurs potentiels découvertes au Japon

first_imgDes traces de trois séismes majeurs potentiels découvertes au Japon Lors de recherches menées près de l’épicentre du 11 mars 2011, des chercheurs ont découvert au large du Japon des traces dans les sédiments qui suggèrent que trois séismes d’ampleur comparable à celui de l’an dernier se seraient déjà produits par le passé.Plus d’un an après le terrible séisme survenu au Japon, c’est une découverte d’importance qu’ont faite des chercheurs allemands, suisses et japonais. Lors d’un congrès scientifique organisé par l’Union européenne des géosciences (EGU) et tenu à Vienne, ceux-ci ont dévoilé les résultats préliminaires d’une mission sous-marine menée dans la fosse du Japon. Soit précisément dans la zone de subduction tectonique à l’origine du séisme et de l’énorme tsunami qui ont ravagé l’an dernier le nord-est de l’archipel. Or, selon les dires des scientifiques, cette catastrophe pourrait ne pas être la première de cette ampleur à frapper le Japon. En effet, “nous sommes parvenus à retrouver les traces de trois événements majeurs de resédimentation qui suggèrent l’occurrence de séismes antérieurs potentiellement du même type que celui du séisme de 2011″, a expliqué le géologue Michael Strasser, de l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Zurich (ETH), qui a analysé les glissements de terrains sous-marins causés par le séisme. Concrètement, ce chercheur et ses collègues ont étudié les fonds marins près de la fosse entre le 8 mars et le 6 avril, en utilisant un véhicule équipé de caméras et autres instruments à des profondeurs allant jusqu’à 7.700 mètres. Pour compléter les données obtenus, ils ont également cartographié les fonds marins proches de l’épicentre du séisme de magnitude 9 aboutissant ainsi à la découverte des fameuses traces. Néanmoins, les chercheurs doivent encore poursuivre les recherches afin de confirmer leur hypothèse.Un séisme de même ampleur il y a 1.300 ans ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”En théorie, ce ne sont pas forcément des séismes parce qu’une resédimentation de grande ampleur peut aussi être causée par d’autres facteurs, mais c’est à ce stade l’explication la plus plausible”, a-t-il ajouté cité par l’AFP. Pour en savoir plus, l’équipe mènent donc actuellement des analyses plus poussées des échantillons de sédiments prélevés pour tenter de dater ces événements géologiques. “Ce sera une contribution importante aux études de risque car si vous voulez calculer la probabilité d’un séisme, vous devez connaître le modèle de récurrence”, a poursuivi M. Strasser. Celui-ci a ainsi rappelé que des sources historiques font déjà état d’un séisme d’ampleur similaire au Japon il y a environ 1.300 ans.Le 1 mai 2012 à 11:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cybersecurity is on the Precipice of a New and Dark Era

first_img In what may come as one of the most (and yet least) surprising revelations on the US’ presidential election last year, it seems that an arm of the Russian military intelligence used spear-phishing campaigns and malware to attempt to manipulate parts of the American electoral system. There’s no evidence that the attack directly influenced the outcome.The Intercept broke the story alongside the supporting, albeit classified, NSA documents, but it was quickly overshadowed by an announcement from the Department of Justice, which had brought up 25-year-old Reality Winner with “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet.” While that might not sound like a sure connection at first, the DoJ’s full statement is telling.“Winner is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation assigned to a U.S. government agency facility in Georgia,” the release reads. “She has been employed at the facility since on or about February 13 and has held a Top Secret clearance during that time. On or about May 9, Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency and unlawfully retained it. Approximately a few days later, Winner unlawfully transmitted by mail the intelligence reporting to an online news outlet.”While it’s weird that the statement says “approximately” and then “a few,” it’s pretty clear. Winner appeared in federal court yesterday as well, where she admitted that she had taken the classified documents off-site. The outlet is widely presumed, although not yet confirmed, to be the Intercept.That situation — who Winner was and who, if anyone she sent classified documents to — is still developing, and we may know more as time goes, but for now this is yet another bit of evidence in US campaign interference. The report states “unequivocally” that the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) conducted the attack. Specifically, GRU targeted election software and hardware and gather bulk data to conduct a “voter registration-themed spear-phishing campaign targeting US Local government organizations.”We don’t get too far into politics here at Geek, and I won’t change that now. Instead, I’ll largely use this to reinforce the point that humanity has broadly ignored the importance of cyber security. These kinds of things will keep happening.The NSA documents suggest that while not vote tallying machines were breached, GRU targeted more than 100 people responsible for voter registration. Spear-phishing, a phishing attack that attempts to maximize success by posing as someone the target knows personally, is fantastically effective at this scale. By focusing on a large, but manageable, number of individuals, hackers were able to leverage information about each person and attempt to trick them into installing malware. Spear-phishing, while relatively new, is good ol’ social engineering in all but name. Many of Russia’s now globally infamous cyber-attacks use a variant of phishing, and that’s because they’re actually very simple. Phishing isn’t nearly as complicated as actually attempt to crack systems. It’s far easier to trick someone into giving you their password (or clicking a link, as the case may be) than it is to find and exploit software vulnerabilities.That doesn’t mean those aren’t still problems. These issues compound. With an incredible number of Internet of Things devices with default security settings are flooding the market, loads of insecure software, a massive grey market for data and knowledge on vulnerabilities, AND ALSO loads of people who don’t understand the most basic best practices for information security, you have a recipe for disaster.The era of relatively low-risk cybersecurity has ended. We are entering a new one dominated by chaos. We well-organized state hackers standing shoulder-to-shoulder with lone wolves who can dramatically magnify their power and influence with botnet-based attacks.We can now no longer rely on major internet backbones to always be functional. We will soon no longer be able to rely on many vital services. Unless there’s a cultural shift in how we approach security, it’s not unreasonable to expect the rise of dystopic cyberpunk-esque societies. We will soon enter an age when we can’t rely on banking software or social media or email any more than we can the weather. There are activists out there, digital vigilantes who have tried to force larger shifts towards technical literacy, but so far, it hasn’t helped.For now, people are still the weakest link in this chain. People are easy to manipulate, and it’s tough for us to come up with, much less remember decent passwords. Take this as a giant wake-up call. Secure. Your. Shit. Right. Now. Don’t give out information to people who don’t’ absolutely need it — even if you know them. Be careful. Get a password manager. Turn on two-factor authentication. Change the factory settings on all of your devices. Yes, it’s a lot of work. But this really matters.We’re going to need more than that, unfortunately. Even if everyone followed that advice, computer systems would still be breached. We’d still have at least some of these problems. But we could severely dent modern botnet attacks and prevent anyone breach from affecting too much of your life. In any case: secure your shit. For the love of god. Trump Expected to Sign Bill Renewing Internet Surveillance ProgramEdward Snowden’s Back, With an App Stay on targetlast_img read more

City Council proclaims June 19 as Rey Mysterio Day in San Diego

first_imgSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego City Council is honoring legendary San Diego professional wrestler Rey Mysterio by proclaiming June 19, 2018 as Rey Mysterio Day.Oscar Gutierrez, otherwise known as Rey Mysterio, is a professional wrestler, born and raised in South San Diego.Mysterio is widely regarded as the greatest cruiserweight wrestler of all time, he is known for his high-flying Lucha Libre wrestling style and even named his signature move ‘619’ (he is appropriately honored on June 19).Mysterio has won numerous wrestling championships and also continues to give back to the San Diego community by organizing and participating in various charity events. Posted: June 19, 2018 City Council proclaims June 19 as Rey Mysterio Day in San Diego Someone is excited about 6-1-9 Day @reymysterio Day in San Diego. Starts in 5 minutes.— David Alvarez (@AlvarezSD) June 19, 2018 Updated: 10:15 AMcenter_img , June 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Car crashes into house after reported shooting stabbing at Pompano Beach nightclub

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A car crashed into a house and burst into flames while fleeing from deputies after a reported shooting and stabbing at a nightclub in Pompano Beach, Saturday morning.The Broward Sheriff’s Office received a call about a shooting and stabbing at Singers Karaoke Klub, located at 3521 NW 8th Ave., at around 5:20 a.m.Paramedics transported two people to Broward Health North. Their conditions remain unknown.Deputies were told to be on the lookout for a vehicle seen fleeing the scene. A deputy spotted the vehicle, and the subject bailed out of the car in a residential neighborhood, located near Northwest Eighth Street and Fourth Avenue.“He was at the wrong place, at the wrong time,” said one onlooker.As deputies were trying to locate that subject, a silver Jeep sped away from the area. When BSO deputies attempted to stop the Jeep, the driver fled.The driver of the Jeep then lost control of the car and rammed into a single family home, located near Northeast Second Avenue and 23rd Street. The Jeep caught fire, and the blaze spread to the home, leaving the family who lives there displaced.“We see fire, so we are scared,” said the homeowner.No one in the house was injured.The driver of the vehicle was detained.The charred remains of the Jeep were later towed from the home.As for the family, they are trying to determine what to do, just days before Christmas. “I lose everything,” said the homeowner.At this time, it remains unknown why the driver of the Jeep fled or whether he was involved in the prior incident at Singers Karaoke Klub. If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Yo MTV Raps Reunion To Celebrate 30th Anniversary In Brooklyn

first_img Facebook 30-Year Reunion Coming For “Yo! MTV Raps” yo-mtv-raps-reunion-celebrate-30th-anniversary-brooklyn News “Yo! MTV Raps” Reunion To Celebrate 30th Anniversary In Brooklyn “Yo! MTV Raps … actually put hip-hop on the map around the globe,” Doctor Dré said. “From southeast Asia … to Peru, Argentina. Antarctica even used to watch ‘Yo! MTV Raps.’ I used to get mail from many different African nations — including Wakanda.”Tickets go on sale on April 20.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Ed Lover and Doctor Dré are back and plotting an epic night on June 1 at Brooklyn’s Barclay CenterPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 18, 2018 – 5:32 pm In the year 1988, “Yo! MTV Raps” first appeared on upstart cable network MTV. Hosted by Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Run-DMC, the pilot episode explored the nascent music genre while examining the works of emerging artists DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and Eric B. & Rakim.Now 30 years after the seminal show helped make hip-hop a global phenomenon, “Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience” is bringing an epic reunion back to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on June 1.Looking back on 1988, just one year later at the 31st GRAMMY Awards saw the debut of the Best Rap Performance category, won by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for their hit “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Introducing the award, Kool Moe Dee said, “I think it’s time that the whole world knows rap is here to stay.”The upcoming June 1 extravaganza was initiated by former hosts Ed Lover and Doctor Dré (not to be confused with Dr. Dre), according to Rolling Stone. Fab 5 Freddy and DJ Skribble, from the hosting side, will be there at the event along with GRAMMY winners Big Daddy Kane and Melle Mel, GRAMMY nominee Flavor Fav, Eric B. & Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, Kid Capri, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, the Pharcyde, and more. Twitter Email last_img read more