News Alert !! At Least 10 Killed In Italy Train Collision

At least 10 people were killed in a head-on collision of two trains Tuesday morning in southern Italy, a firefighter told CNN.

The crash happened at about 11:05 a.m. in the Puglia region, said Maria Rondenodnone, a volunteer firefighter.
Others were injured in the crash between the towns of Ruvo di Puglia and Corato, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
An aerial picture from the scene, distributed by Italian firefighters, showed the smashed remains of train cars and a large area of scattered, twisted metal at the impact site.
A child was among those taken from the crash, and was sent to a hospital by helicopter, ANSA reported.

National police and carabinieri could not immediately give details about the extent of the crash.

News reports said rescue workers were pulling victims from the rubble, including a small child who was alive and taken to hospital by helicopter. Video images showed ambulances responding to the scene with other rescue workers.

The prime minister, Matteo Renzi, sent his condolences to the families of the victims. “We will not stop until we have clarified what happened,” he told reporters.

More details soon …

WAEC Set To Introduce New Device To Check Collusion

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it is set to introduce a device that will henceforth check collusion during its examinations across the country.

The council’s Head, Media and Information, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

He said that during the 2014/2015 examination, it was discovered that collusion was gradually replacing other previous forms of malpractices recorded by the council including impersonation.

“We are planning to introduce software called Item Differential Programme. This device is one that would assist in detecting collusion in any given examination.

“The introduction of the device is based on the high level of collusion that we discovered during the 2014/2015 examination.

“The device will be able to detect if candidates have jointly answered a particular multiple choice question, which we refer to as item.”

“For instance, if out of 100 candidates, 80 per cent of them go for a particular item which might be wrong as their answer, the device will immediately flag such item and aggregate the candidates,” he explained.

Ojijeogu noted that the device, if approved by council, might be introduced at its 2016 November/December diet of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

He, however, said if it was unable to introduce it during the examination in November, it would do that during the 2017 May/June diet of the WASSCE.

According to him, the council is already doing trial run and fine tuning the device.

Credit: Tribune