54 — VANGUARD, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 Cambridge Analytica: Facebook alerts users over data scandal FACEBOOK mem bers can discover whether they are among the 87 million potential users whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica. Every account holder is being sent one of two notices informing them whether their data was breached. The tech giant said people will also be shown what apps they use and what data those apps may have gathered. Facebook has additionally suspended a data analytics firm called Cubeyou, ahead of an investigation. The tech giant will look into into whether Cubeyou collected data for academic purposes and then used it commercially, following a partnership with Cambridge University in the UK. The investigation follows allegations reported by CNBC, regarding a personality quiz called “You Are What You Like”, also known as “Apply Magic Sauce”. Cubeyou denies the allegations. Both the firm and Cambridge University state that the app made it clear that data was for use in both academic and business purposes. In an emailed statement received by Bloomberg, Ime Archibong, vice-president of product partnerships, said Cubeyou’s apps would all be banned from the platform if the data firm “refuses or fails” the audit. Cubeyou said it has always complied Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said no evidence has been found of a chemical weapons attack in Syria’s formerly rebelheld town of Douma. Medical sources say dozens were killed in Saturday’s alleged attack but numbers are impossible to verify. Mr Lavrov said Russian specialists and aid workers had visited the area, which rebel fighters have started leaving under a surrender deal. The US and France have threatened a “joint, strong response”. US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the situation was being assessed and “major decisions” would be made within 48 hours. with Facebook’s rules. The news comes as Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg revealed how he plans to begin two days of testimony to Congress in Washington regarding the recent scandals. His opening remarks include a pledge to never let advertisers or developers “take priority over” his firm’s mission to connect people. Russia says no evidence of chemical attack *Trump to meet Kim in June The claim from Russia - which has intervened militarily in Syria in support of the government - came after videos shot by rescue workers on Saturday showed lifeless bodies of men, women and children with foam at their mouths. Meanwhile, President Trump said on Monday that he planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month or in early June and hoped the discussions would ultimately lead to an end of the North’s nuclear weapons programme. Also, the FBI reportedly raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. S/Africa’s top court dismisses Pistorius’ bid to appeal murder sentence SOUTH Africa’s Con stitutional Court has dismissed an application by paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius to appeal his sentence for murdering his girlfriend, legal documents showed on Monday. Pistorious was initially jailed for six years for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp, but prosecutors argued that sentence had been “shockingly lenient” and an appeal court agreed in November to more than double the term to 15 years. Pistorius challenged the appeals court’s ruling in the Constitutional Court. “The Constitutional Court Lufthansa cancels 800 flights amid strike action Lufthansa has been forced to cancel 800 flights on Tuesday as the spring of discontent among Europe’s workers spreads to Germany. The airline has axed half of its 1,600 scheduled flights, affecting 90,000 passengers. Workers are staging the walkout ahead of pay talks, following similar action in France. Air France is expected to face further disruption on Tuesday after industrial action at the weekend. Lufthansa told passengers whose flights had not has considered the application for condonation and leave to appeal. It has concluded that ... the application for leave to appeal should be dismissed as it does not engage this court’s jurisdiction,” read the court’s order dated March 28 and made public by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Monday. The NPA said it was pleased with the order. “We have always contended as the NPA that their leave to appeal has no prospects of success, and the Constitutional Court has just confirmed that,” NPA spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku said. China wary as Japan unveils first marine unit since WWII been cancelled to allow more time to travel and get to airports earlier. The walk-out does not involve Lufthansa’s own staff but public sector workers such as ground handlers at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports. The trade union Verdi said the strikes were intended to “increase pressure” on public sector employers ahead of wage talks. However, Lufthansa said it “cannot comprehend Verdi’s threat to carry out such a massive strike”. THE Chinese government has reacted warily to the establishment of a new Japanese amphibious special unit, designed to repel invasions on Japan’s remote islands. Japan and China have a long history of territorial disputes over islands in the East China Sea, in particular a rocky, uninhabited island chain known as the Diaoyu Islands in Beijing and the Senkaku in Tokyo. The Japanese Self Defense Force debuted their newly formed Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) on Saturday, at a military display near Sasebo, on the southwestern tip of Kyushu Island. About 1,500 members of the new unit conducted a public exercise, camouflaged with khaki stripes, imitating recapturing a Japanese island from an invading army. The unit gives Japan its first marine troops since World War II. Team Nigeria opens medal account TEAM Nigeria opened her account for medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia yesterday with two Silver medals from the Team Event of Table Tennis and Shot Putt. A power-packed team of Segun Toriola, Bode Abiodun, and Olajide Omotayo took Nigeria to the podium behind Team India who snatched the Gold. The Nigerians highly tipped to pluck the Gold, however, succumbed to the superior fire-power of the Indians 3 - 0. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi with a distance throw of 21:14 could not upstage New Zealand’s 21:14 that hit gold and he settled for Silver. Bode Abiodun started the first game with so much vim and vitality romping into 11 - 4 for the first set. But it was the Indian Achanta Sharath who bounced back to claim the three remaining sets at 11 -5, 11 - 4, 11 - 9. Enekwechi clinches shot put silver for Nigeria NIGERIA’s athletics hopes at the Commonwealth Games got rekindled as shot put thrower, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi bagged a silver medal in the event with a heave of 21.14m, a personal best for the USbased athlete. New Zealander, Tomas Walsh got the gold with a Games record of 21.41m while Canadian Tim Nedow settled for bronze with 20.91m. The medal came after Nigerian sprint hope, Seye Ogunlewe rallied to a fourth finish in a dramatic 100m men S ILVER-winning Table Tennis team at the ongoing Commonwealth Games have blamed fatigue and injury for their loss to India at the final of the Table Tennis Team event. India beat Nigeria 3 - 0 to claim Gold but coach Nosiru Bello explained that they lost to fatigue and injury and not to final in which South Africa’s Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruiuntjies settled for silver leaving race favourate, Yohan Blake of Jamaica in a wonderland. Simbine crossed the line with 10.03seconds while Blake came up with 10.19 seconds, the same time returned by Ogunlewe who set a new personal best. In the women 400m Yinka Ajayi running in the fifth heat gave hope to Nigerian officials with a heartwarming 51.71 seconds after Sade Abughan and Patience Okon-George were disqualified Fatigue, injury denies us gold — Bello India. “We were fatigued as we only rested 40 minutes before the commencement of the final against India. Segun Toriola had a muscle injury but still gave his best. The Indians played their semi final in the morning and rested better than us. We played our semi final and hardly rested before the final.''
VANGUARD, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 — 55 Champions League: Guardiola demands ‘perfect game’ from players PEP Guardiola has challenged his Manchester City team to play “the perfect game” to overcome Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium tonight. City trail Jürgen Klopp’s side 3-0 and they followed last Wednesday’s defeat in the first match at Anfield by losing at home to Manchester United 3- 2 on Saturday, after surrendering a two-goal lead and missing the chance to clinch the Premier League title. Guardiola is conscious his players may be affected mentally by these reverses and, while striking a positive note by saying his side can use the challenge as inspiration, he understands how difficult the task is. “Of course to go through you have to make the perfect game, create chances, be clinical and concede few chances,” said Guardiola. “All the conditions have to be perfect. The aim is tough but we have 90 minutes and in football everything can happen. “What we are going to do is try. We have to score the first one, then make the second one. Messi is fit as fiddle, Roma coach warns EUSEBIO Di Francesco has dismissed any lingering questions over Lionel Messi’s fitness and wants Roma to restrict him again in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona. Messi missed Argentina’s two friendlies last month with a hamstring injury and was only a substitute in Barca’s 2- 2 draw against Sevilla on March 31, but he was back in the starting line-up for the 4-1 victory over Roma atAold was not among the goals in the first leg but hit a hat-trick in a 3-1 win against Leganes on Saturday, Ernesto Valverde opting against Fernandinho angers Liverpool fans L IVERPOOL outclassed City during the first half of last week’s match, scoring three goals before the half hour mark. But Fernandinho has ripped into the Reds’ resting the superstar. Di Francesco felt Messi’s latest display proves how effective Roma were in keeping him quiet and wants a repeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. “Everyone was saying he wasn’t fit and suddenly he scored a hat-trick,” the Roma coach told a pre-match news conference. Lille consider Enyeama's recall FORMER Super Eagles keeper, Vincent Enyeama’s career at Lille may receive a shot in the arm after manager, Christophe Galtie hinted that Enyeama still have a tactics, claiming Jurgen Klopp’s men play route one football. “They are a team that like to play long balls,” he said. “They try to keep the players around the middle. They are a team that like to play long balls. “I hope we can solve all the problems we had, especially in the first half, in 10-15 minutes we conceded three goals. “Then we can apply our type of game.” The Brazilian’s comments have angered Liverpool fans, who took to social media to hit back at the City star. One supporter tweeted, “Imagine what Fernandinho thinks of Mourinho style if he thinks Klopp Liverpool are a long ball side...” chance to prove himself with the French Ligue 1 side Galtier has expressed the same fears as Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr, who has doubts about including the former Super Eagles captain in his World Cup roster due to match-rustiness. ‘’It’s a reflection I had and I still have. He has not played for a year at this level . He is still handicapped in relation to his injury (knee) and many things he can not MOHAMED Salah has been warned off leaving Liverpool by former Egypt coach Hassan Shehata, with any switch to Real Madrid set to leave him in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Champions League holders continue to be heavily linked with a man who has netted 38 times across all competitions this season – a tally which leaves him just two adrift of a talismanic presence at Santiago Bernabeu. do,’’ Galtier told reporters. This season, the experienced netminder has played only two matches for the reserve team of Lille and his last appearance was on March 24 against Viry Châtillon. In a bid to step up his fitness, the former Enyimba shot-stopper has requested that he should play matches for the reserve team, who compete in the National 2 or fourth-tier, only at home. Don’t join Real Madrid, Shehata warns Salah Shehata appreciates why the 25-year-old has become a man in demand, but has used Brazilian superstar Neymar as an example of how operating alongside a multiple Ballon d’Or winner can actually do more harm than good. “It is up to him, but I think he should play for the team who will always let him play. “Salah is the biggest star with Liverpool, but with Real Madrid he will under the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo.”
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