An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was cut.
The 17,000-kilometer African Coast to Europe submarine cable, which connects 22 countries from France to South Africa, was severed on March 30, cutting off web access partially or totally to the residents of Sierra Leone and Mauritania.
It also affected service in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Gambia, and Benin, according to Dyn, a web-infrastructure company owned by Oracle.
It is not clear how the cable was cut. But the government of Sierra Leone seems to have imposed an internet blackout on the night of March 31 in an attempt to influence an election there.
There had not been a significant outage along the cable in the past five years.
Loss of service to Mauritania was particularly severe, as the Dyn chart below shows.
“The most significant and longest-lasting disruption was seen in Mauritania, with a complete outage lasting for nearly 48 hours, followed by partial restoration of connectivity,” David Belson wrote in a Dyn research blog on Thursday.
Saheb Biwi aur Gangster hit series’ track Jugni with Babu Mann & Zazzy B in the first two parts had left audiences swooning and this time around hit filmmaker Rahul Mittra is once again using the popular Punjabi folk song in his forthcoming film Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 3, in an all together different avatar.
‘ Titled Kesariya Jugni, this foot tapping number has been composed by Aanjan Bhattacharya and written by Kumaar who have given big hits like baby doll, Chitiya kalaiya, Hangover, party to Banti hai, etc. Mittra recently flew popular crooners Nooran Sisters (Jyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran ) from Punjab to record the song along with Amit Gupta and Aanjan Bhattacharya. Presented by Raju Chadha, Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia & produced by Rahul Mittra, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 3 starring Sanjay Dutt, Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Soha Ali Khan, Chitrangda Singh, Deepak Tijori, Kabir Bedi, Nafisa Ali & Deepraj Rana is slated for a July 27th worldwide release & is one of the most talked about films of 2018.
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First time in India at New Delhi
Curtain Raiser for 120th Paris Motor Show
Claridges, New Delhi 12th April 2018
11.00 AM onwards followed with lunch
In August Presence of
Mr. Jean Claude Girot
Commissaire General ( CEO), Mondial Paris Motor Show
We request you to join Mr. Jean Claude Girot. The show will be inaugurated in Paris from 4th October – 14th October, 2018.
Please note this is a personal invitation without any financial obligations from your side.
World Health Organization has announced that some 500 patients in Syria have been treated for symptoms of gas poisoning.
The WHO on Wednesday demanded immediate access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria’s opposition stronghold of eastern Ghouta, near Damascus.
Team October Opts for Innovative Idea, celebrates film at a special October Feast
Team October bowls over people across the country with its innovation n warmth. Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu who will be seen playing hotel management students on their upcoming release took over Holiday Inn in Mumbai for a very special October Feast.
While we all know the luxury and comfort of the hotel, little do we know the fast paced busy lives of the hotel employee.
With October the actor did not just break the barrier but also made sure to show what these employees actually do. Varun Dhawan along with Shoojit Sircar and Banita Sandhu went around different departments of the hotel to show the otherside of then hotel biz.
The actor gave a tour around the restaurant, kitchen, cleaning zone, procurement room, linen room, laundry, vegetable cutting room and staff canteen.
Not just that he even demonstrated all of the regular tasks in a hotel like cutting vegetables, mopping, washing dishes, identifying good vegetables, etc.
For the first time, a movie has attempted an event like this and it has been a extravagant time for everyone who was part of it!
Honey Baisoya fires a 64 to storm ahead by three at halfway stage of Kolte – Patil presents Pune Open Golf Championship 2018
Pune, April 11, 2018: Delhi’s Honey Baisoya dominated round two of the Kolte – Patil presents Pune Open Golf Championship 2018 as he fired a sensational seven-under-64. The 21-year-old Baisoya, a four-time winner on the PGTI, moved into a three-shot lead at 12-under-130 as a result of his super effort at the Poona Club Golf Course on Wednesday.
Allahabad’s Samarth Dwivedi (65) and Ahmedabad’s Udayan Mane (67) shared second place at nine-under-133.
Honey Baisoya (66-64), one of the seven joint overnight leaders, did not enjoy a great start to the day as he was one-over after five holes thanks to two early bogeys and a birdie. He then got into his groove with three birdies between the sixth and the ninth. The highlight of his round came on the 10th where he made an eagle-two after driving the green and sinking a 10-footer.
After suffering a minor hiccup with a bogey on the 11th, Honey drained four birdies to end up with a card of 64. The pro from the Delhi Golf Club made some spectacular birdies on the back-nine. He drove the green on the 14th before making a two-putt and then almost holed it from 153 yards on the 18th.
Baisoya said, “The conditions were tougher today as the wind was up. I did well to shoot a seven-under despite a slow start. My putter was on fire today. I made a career-best 24 putts today which included 12 to 13 single putts. However, on the other hand, I haven’t been in good driving form. I gave myself a target of five-under today and that served me well.
“After the quiet start, the birdies on the sixth, seventh and ninth really helped me settle down. I found the bunker on the ninth but recovered well to extract a birdie there. Thereafter, the eagle on the 10th was a huge confidence-booster.
“As for the plan for the next two days, I changed my swing a couple of days back so I’m working on that aspect and also looking to improve on my hitting. My goal this week will be to try and break the 20-under mark.”
Udayan Mane, the overnight joint leader, returned a bogey-free 67 to drop to tied second place. Samarth Dwivedi posted a 65 to move up eight places to joint second.
Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow, another round one leader, was a further shot back in fourth position.
Sri Lankan K Prabagaran produced the tournament’s best score, an eight-under-63, to end the day in tied fifth at seven-under-135. Prabagaran’s sizzling error-free round saw him follow-up his eagle-two on the fifth with birdies on the sixth, seventh and eighth. The Lankan holed his approach shot from 125 yards for eagle on the fifth. Prabagaran was a picture of consistency during round two as he missed just one green in regulation.
Delhi’s Naman Dawar, also one of the leaders in round one, sank two eagles, both chip-ins, during his second round of 70. Naman holed it from the bunker for an eagle-two on the 10th. Dawar closed the day in tied eighth at six-under-136.
Among the other prominent names, joint round one leader Digvijay Singh from Gurgaon slipped to tied 16th at four-under-138. Delhi’s Rashid Khan was also in tied 16th while Chandigarh’s Ajeetesh Sandhu was in tied 20th at three-under-139.
The only Pune player who made the cut was Akshay Damale (71-70). He was tied 30th at one-under-141.
The cut was declared at one-over-143. Fifty-nine professionals made the cut.
Defending champion Anura Rohana of Sri Lanka missed the cut by three shots.