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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mobile, Twitter data can be used to estimate crowd size: Study

  • Over a two-month long study in Milan, researchers from Britain’s Warwick University analysed geo-tagged tweets and mobile phone use, based on the mobile data provided by local carrier.
London: In an era of mobile internet, data is a key element in many fields. Now researchers say they can even use geographical data from mobile phones and Twitter to estimate the size of a large crowd.
Over a two-month long study in Milan, researchers from Britain’s Warwick University analysed geo-tagged tweets and mobile phone use, based on the mobile data provided by local carrier.
They focused their study on two locations in the city, a football stadium and an airport. Through flight schedules and football ticket sales, they acquired the number of visitors and then compared these figures with mobile phone activities, such as phone calls and text messages, internet use, and tweets.
Mobile, Twitter data can be used to estimate crowd size: Study
Researchers said these activities followed a similar pattern with the flow of visitors, which enables them to estimate the crowd size of an event, Xinhua reported.

Madagascan president vows to fight impeachment

Madagascan president vows to fight impeachment

Antananarivo:
Madagascan President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Wednesday challenged the legality of a parliamentary vote to dismiss him and said the country needed stability to avoid a return to years of crisis.
Lawmakers voted late Tuesday to remove him for alleged constitutional violations and incompetence in a move that threatened to revive political chaos that erupted after a coup in 2009.
The constitutional court in the Indian Ocean island nation will now decide whether the impeachment process can go ahead.
“I want to tell the people that I’m still here, your leaders are still working for you,” Rajaonarimampianina said in a televised address to the nation.
“Many are asking questions about what happened to the national assembly over the impeachment.
“I am concerned about due process and respect for transparency.
There is a suspicion of corruption.”
Rajaonarimampianina, 56, alleged that although 125 lawmakers had apparently voted, only 80 were present in parliament.

The Talk at Jabal Akhdar

   
In the mountainous region of Al Jabal Al Akhdhar, in Oman, four farmers are tending to their plants carefully at their green house farms which is part of Omran's CSR activity. They are a happy group because they have just sold a whole lot of their organic tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce. Hoteliers keen to reduce carbon footprint like the concept and they are ready to take more.
The Talk checks out the greenhouses.

Fat and furious!

I have a dream, and in that dream I want to lose ten kilos by my 50th birthday this year. Now in order to make that dream a reality I have to take on necessary measures that include more physical activity and a lean diet.

Okay, depending on what you may call fat, I believe I am not that chubby and I wonder where all the kilos are hidden on my frame.

Taking an honest assessment, my backside boasts of a healthy rump and attached to a pair of hips that never seem to lie so I guess a great deal of my weight lays there.

My stomach is far from flat courtesy of child bearing abilities and a weakness for frothy drinks that come in dark bottles. I am hoping my brain matter takes credit for some of the mass my body possesses.

Wabunge 42 kulamba Sh3.3 bilioni kwa mwaka

 Katika Bunge Maalumu la Katiba, wajumbe wengi hasa kutoka CCM, walipinga pendekezo hilo kwa maelezo kwamba ni gharama kuendesha serikali tatu katika nchi maskini kama Tanzania na kwamba pendekezo hilo lililenga kugawana vyeo tu na si kuimarisha utendaji.
Dar es Salaam. Kipindi kama hiki, mwaka jana kulikuwa na mnyukano mkubwa wa maoni kuhusiana na pendekezo la Tume ya Mabadiliko ya Katiba kwamba muundo wa Muungano wa Tanzania Bara na Zanzibar uwe wa Serikali tatu.
Katika Bunge Maalumu la Katiba, wajumbe wengi hasa kutoka CCM, walipinga pendekezo hilo kwa maelezo kwamba ni gharama kuendesha serikali tatu katika nchi maskini kama Tanzania na kwamba pendekezo hilo lililenga kugawana vyeo tu na si kuimarisha utendaji.
Lakini safari hii, madiwani na wabunge wengi wa CCM wako mstari wa mbele kuridhia pendekezo la Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi (NEC), la kuongeza gharama za uendeshaji wa Bunge kwa kuongeza majimbo 42.
Nyongeza hiyo ina maana kwamba wabunge wataongezeka pamoja na mishahara yao, posho, fedha za mfuko wa jimbo na hata kiinua mgongo. Kiasi cha jumla ya Sh3.382 bilioni kitaongezeka kila mwaka kwa ajili ya kugharamia wabunge hiyo ikiwa ni mbali ya mafao yao baada ya ubunge.

CCM inavyojikwaa kupata wagombea


  • Mungu ametupa akili, busara na hekima, kisha akatupa ufahamu, fikra na uwezo wa kuunda taasisi ili zitusaidie kuturatibu, kutuwezesha na kutusaidia. 
  • Leo hii nidhamu ya baadhi ya wana CCM na viongozi imeshuka,  hata kuzomeana kumo katika vikao. Kuheshimiana miongoni mwa viongozi ndiyo msingi mkubwa wa kujengeana imani na kuaminiana.
Uongozi ni dhamana, ni jukumu zito, mtu hupewa uongozi na watu. Uongozi hautafutwi kwa udi na uvumba.
Dini zote na jamii za watu katika historia, viongozi walitengenezwa. Hata wale waliozaliwa katika mnyonyororo wa uongozi iliwapasa kulelewa kiuongozi.
Ilimpasa kiongozi kuhakikisha kwamba anawaleta watu wake pamoja, maskini na matajiri, wakulima na wafanyakazi, wafanyabiashara wadogo na wakubwa.
Kiongozi anapaswa kuwa msingi imara wa umoja wa kitaasisi, jamii na taifa kwa jumla. Kiongozi anayeanza na mpasuko badala ya umoja, hana ishara nzuri kwa Taifa.
Kiongozi anayeanza na chuki badala ya  upendo, makundi badala ya  taasisi, tafsiri yake siyo njema kwa Taifa. Huyu hana tija na anaendeleza  nyufa katika taasisi.
CCM na wagombea
Juzi, Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) kimetoa utaratibu na mchakato wa kumpata mgombea wake wa urais.
Tukumbuke CCM ndiyo chama kilichopo madarakani sasa, hivyo inapaswa kuonyesha mfano, kinapaswa kuwa kioo.
Najua CCM imejikwaa wakati mwingine kwa makusudi na wakati mwingine kwa bahati mbaya.

Makamu wa Rais Zanzibar amuunga mkono Membe

‪Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar, Balozi Seif Ali Iddi.‬ 
Membe, ambaye amekuwa akizungumzia kutangaza nia kuwania urais kama “kusubiri kuoteshwa”, ameshasema siku ikifika atachukua fomu lakini anatarajia kutangaza rasmi mpango wake jimboni kwake Mtama, sasa anaungwa mkono na mmoja kati ya viongozi wa juu wa Serikali na CCM kutoka Zanzibar ambayo ina nafasi ya pekee katika kuamua mgombea urais wa chama hicho.
Dar es Salaam. Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar, Balozi Seif Ali Iddi amesema atakuwa bega kwa bega na Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Bernard Membe katika mbio zake za kuwania urais.
Membe, ambaye amekuwa akizungumzia kutangaza nia kuwania urais kama “kusubiri kuoteshwa”, ameshasema siku ikifika atachukua fomu lakini anatarajia kutangaza rasmi mpango wake jimboni kwake Mtama, sasa anaungwa mkono na mmoja kati ya viongozi wa juu wa Serikali na CCM kutoka Zanzibar ambayo ina nafasi ya pekee katika kuamua mgombea urais wa chama hicho.
Balozi Iddi ambaye amewahi kuwa Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje tangu mwaka 2006, alitoa msimamo huo wa kwanza kwa kiongozi wa juu wa Serikali jana jijini Dar es Salaam wakati akifunga mkutano wa siku tatu wa mabalozi wa Tanzania katika nchi mbalimbali, akimwakilisha Rais wa Zanzibar, Dk Ali Mohamed Shein aliyeshindwa kuhudhuria kutokana na msiba wa dada yake.
“Namtakia Membe safari njema na ninamuahidi kuwa tutakuwa naye bega kwa bega katika safari hii ngumu kwake,” alisema Balozi Idi bila ya kutaja neno urais.