Story Highlights Memorabilia of late renowned ska musician Rico Rodriquez have been handed over to the Government for display at the Jamaica Music Museum.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, received the items from Mr. Rodriquez’s widow, Tracey, and son Castro at a special ceremony held at the Jamaican High Commission in London on Tuesday (July 18).The memorabilia include a trombone, Mr. Rodriquez’s trademark hat, original scores of some of his iconic songs, and other personal items.“This afternoon it’s really for me my greatest honour and pleasure to receive these important artefacts that belonged to Rico,” the Minister said at the function hosted by High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Seth George Ramocan.She said they will be prominently placed at the Jamaican Music Museum.“Our celebrations for our 55th anniversary will feature an emphasis on lasting legacies. This will be very much a part of that programme,” she indicated.Ms. Grange noted that Jamaica has provided the world with renowned music and musicians, and Rico Rodriquez played an important role in the development of the island’s music.“Jamaica is fortunate to have produced such world-renowned musicians. We gave the world a new musical icon in Bob Marley. We gave the world a new religion in Rastafari. We gave the world the fastest man, and many fast women. We are an awesome people,” she added.The special ceremony also included tributes to Mr. Rodriquez by former University of the West Indies (UWI) Lecturer, Cecil Gutzmore; London-based journalist and music historian, Martin “Mandingo” Williams; University of Westminster Lecturer, Mykaell Riley; and Mr. Rodriquez’s niece, Sandra Rodriquez-Franklyn .The Minister was accompanied by head of the Jamaica 55 Secretariat, Lenford Salmon and Senior Director for Sports Development, Florette Blackwood.The Jamaica Music Museum showcases an array of archival material including rare musical recordings and oral histories of Jamaican music legends , musical scores, photographs, films, research files, business records, personal correspondence and musical instruments that belonged to eminent Jamaican musicians.Rico Rodriquez, who died in 2015, was one of Jamaica’s foremost ska and reggae trombonists. He recorded with many producers, including Karl Pitterson and Prince Buster.In October 2012, he was awarded the Silver Musgrave Medal by the Institute of Jamaica in recognition of his contribution and he was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)) in 2007.Mr. Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba, and at an early age moved with his family to Jamaica. He grew up there in Kingston, and was taught to play the trombone by schoolmate Don Drummond at the Alpha Boys’ School. Memorabilia of late renowned ska musician Rico Rodriquez have been handed over to the Government for display at the Jamaica Music Museum. The memorabilia include a trombone, Mr. Rodriquez’s trademark hat, original scores of some of his iconic songs, and other personal items.
To improve safety and security in the island’s secondary schools, more institutions will soon be equipped with metal detectors. Story Highlights To improve safety and security in the island’s secondary schools, more institutions will soon be equipped with metal detectors.The schools will be provided with handheld metal detectors as well as walk-through metal-detector scanners. The four schools that will receive walk-through metal detectors are Edith Dalton James, Brown’s Town, Anchovy and Norman Manley High schools.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, during the handover ceremony of five walk-through metal-detector scanners and 130 handheld metal detectors at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in New Kingston, on November 15.The metal detectors are expected to be used in the most troubled schools across the island. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing funding to support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information programme, which is aimed at reducing violence among students.The project will be funded at a cost of US$4 million over two years, with the USAID providing US$3 million and the Government, US$1 million.“It’s the first time the Ministry is investing in walk-through detectors. We have 171 secondary schools, and most of them will get one (handheld device),” Senator Reid said.He emphasised that safety and security is the number-one priority of the Ministry. “Jamaica has seen high levels of antisocial behaviour and violence across the country, and the school system must respond to repel that, and this is why I’m saying it requires a whole management and resocialisation, because this is going to be a deterrent,” he said.Senator Reid said this forms part of systems and measures being implemented to ensure that schools are safe for children, teachers and all those who work in schools.cting Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Jamaica, Maura Barry Boyle, said the initiative is a major milestone in the partnership between USAID and the Ministry of Education for improved safety and security in schools.“While these won’t solve the problem, they will go a far way in significantly reducing the number of weapons that make it into our schools, and thereby, hopefully, reducing the incidents of violent behaviours on the school compounds,” she said.Ms. Barry Boyle said metal detectors have proven to act as deterrents for children bringing weapons to schools. “We are not aiming to turn our schools into security facilities, but we must recognise that when we reduce the number of weapons in our schools, we gradually reduce the number of deadly and violent incidents,” she said.Endorsing the initiative, Principal, Cedar Grove Academy, Otis Brown, said the partnership is critical given the number of violent acts in schools.Mr. Brown, who is also President of the Association of Principals and Vice-Principals, said it is hoped the equipment will make the schools safer. The metal detectors are expected to be used in the most troubled schools across the island. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing funding to support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information programme, which is aimed at reducing violence among students. The schools will be provided with handheld metal detectors as well as walk-through metal-detector scanners. The four schools that will receive walk-through metal detectors are Edith Dalton James, Brown’s Town, Anchovy and Norman Manley High schools.
zoom French container shipping major CMA CGM has launched Turaf Express, a new service linking Turkey, Tunisia and Libya via Malta.The company has deployed three 1,100 TEU containerships in the service, which commenced on January 20, 2017.Turaf Express is said to be the first CMA CGM service to offer a direct connection between Northern Turkey (Istanbul, Gemlik and Aliaga) and the main Libyan ports (Misurata and El Khoms) in order to develop short sea intra-Mediterranean activities.With the new container shipping service, Misurata and Sousse can be reached from Izmir in five and eleven days.Port rotation of the Turaf Express service is as follows: Istanbul Ambarli, Gemlik, Aliaga (Turkey), Malta (Malta), Misurata, El Khoms (Libya), Sousse (Tunisia), Malta, Istanbul.Image Courtesy: CMA CGM
TORONTO – Once again this week, no winning ticket was sold for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.However, there were also 53 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, and 23 of them were won, to be shared amongst 39 winning ticket holders across the country.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Oct. 26 will remain at approximately $60 million, but the number of Maxmillions offered will increase to 55.
MUNICH — The European Union presidency says the deal with Britain on leaving the bloc is the “best possible agreement” and preferable to a “no-deal” Brexit.Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, said Saturday that “the clock is ticking” until the March 29 exit and “we would all favour an orderly withdrawal, an approval of the agreement, which is the best possible agreement.”Iohannis says: “In politics, or even in economic negotiations, it’s impossible to find a solution which is the ideal solution for both sides. You always need a compromise … and we found a good compromise.”Regardless of what happens, he told the Munich Security Conference, “it’s obvious that we need each other so the future relationship will be a good one.”The Associated Press
The Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) is conducting a campaign of terror, systematically raping, murdering, looting and abducting civilians in an attempt to undermine the joint Rwanda/DRC military offensive aimed at ridding the group from the DRC, the mission – known by its French acronym MONUC – stated in an information note.“MONUC condemns these cowardly terror tactics,” the mission added, noting that the tactics used by the group are aimed at frustrating efforts at restoring State authority to its former strongholds.The mission has boosted its efforts to protect and reassure threatened populations, mostly in North Kivu province where some 250,000 civilians have been uprooted by fighting between Hutu groups, a mainly Tutsi militia known as the CNDP, the Government army and others since August.The blue helmets have intensified day and night patrols in a bid to prevent the FDLR from committing atrocities against the civilian populations. Congolese army troops (FARDC) have also been deployed in several sensitive zones where MONUC has operational bases: Pinga, Kashebere and Niabyondo (Masisi territory) and Kibua (Walikale) to further bolster the protection of civilians.Last month, in a move supported by MONUC, DRC and Rwanda launched a joint military offensive against the FDLR, which consists of Rwandan Hutus who fled after the Hutu extremist genocide of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994.MONUC has also reported that members of the FDLR are largely refusing an offer of repatriation through the peacekeeping operation’s disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, resettlement and reintegration (DDRRR) programme. 18 February 2009The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today condemned the “cowardly terror tactics” employed by an armed militia from Rwanda, which has caused havoc in the eastern part of the vast African nation for years.
27 January 2011With non-communicable diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease accounting for 60 per cent of all deaths, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world’s businesses leaders to help curb the risk factors behind a scourge that is expected to increase by half in developing countries by 2030. “We cannot allow chronic diseases to even further amplify the health challenges faced by developing countries, especially when we know the solutions,” he told a plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on combatting the illnesses, which every year kill 35 million people, half of them under 70 years old, and also include chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.“Certainly, we want to work more closely with pharmaceutical companies to make medicines more affordable and accessible. But we will also look to food companies to cut back on the salt, transfats and sugar, and be more responsible in marketing products to children and providing accurate information on their products. And virtually all industries can help reduce pollution and promote healthy lifestyles.”The United Nations General Assembly will hold a High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases in September in New York, attended by heads of State and government, and success requires public-private partnerships, Mr. Ban stressed.“It requires political vision and resource mobilization across sectors, across ministries and across borders. We also need businesses to be there in full force, and not just the health industry…“To the business executives here, let me say: the well-being of your workforces, your very productivity and reputation are all at stake in working for global public health. The summit in September in New York is our chance to broker an international commitment that puts non-communicable diseases high on the development agenda, where they belong.”Noting that the eradication of smallpox three decades ago shows that even the most fearsome killer can be defeated, Mr. Ban stressed that the “grave and growing” problem of non-communicable diseases deserves similar attention, with heart disease, stroke and diabetes already estimated to cost low- and middle-income countries as much as five per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP).By 2030, chronic disease-related deaths in Africa, the Middle East and South-east Asia will grow by more than 50 per cent while globally diabetes deaths will increase by two-thirds.“Chronic diseases used to be seen as a ‘rich man’s problem’,” he said. “Not anymore. Unhealthy lifestyles are going global. Eighty-five per cent of people who die from non-communicable diseases are in the developing world.”In 2008 the UN World Health Organization (WHO) launched a five-year Action Plan for the Global Strategy to prevent and control four non-communicable diseases – cardiovascular, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases and the four shared risk factors, namely tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and harmful use of alcohol.In bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Davos Forum, Mr. Ban discussed ways to increase nuclear safety, including the management of waste and the rehabilitation of agricultural land, with President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine, where a nuclear energy conference is to be organized in April as part of the 25th commemoration of the Chernobyl power plant disaster, the worst ever peacetime nuclear disaster.He also discussed strengthening the partnership between the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), rising food prices and disaster preparedness with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, currently chair of ASEAN.With the President of Switzerland, Micheline Calmy-Rey, the Secretary-General discussed Cyprus, the Conference on Disarmament and the Human Rights Council, among other issues.
Briefing the visiting officials on Monday, Oluyemi Adeniji said that more than 37,000 ex-combatants had been disarmed since 18 May and more than 400 child ex-combatants had been released during the first week of disarmament.At the same time, Mr. Adeniji underscored the need for international assistance to Sierra Leone, noting that the ex-combatants were only receiving re-insertion benefits and those were not enough.The visiting delegation, which was headed by Lt. Gen. Romeo A. Dallaire, the Special Adviser on War-Affected Children to the Canadian Minister for International Cooperation, was also briefed by the Commander of UNAMSIL’s Peacekeeping Force, Lt. Gen. Daniel I. Opande. According to Mr. Opande, the Mission has destroyed most of the weapons that have been turned in by the ex-combatants in good condition.
The Director-General of the UN Office at Nairobi Anna Tibaijuka issued a statement deploring the news that almost a dozen lives had been lost and thousands of people, including women and children, as well as HIV/AIDS sufferers, had been forced to flee their homes as a result of these clashes.Mrs. Tibaijuka, who is also Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, the agency that seeks to achieve sustainable development of human settlements, asked all concerned to address the underlying causes of the violence which has affected the lives of thousands of Nairobi’s most vulnerable and under-privileged citizens.She reaffirmed UN-HABITAT’s commitment to work with the Kenyan Government and others to provide safe drinking water and adequate sanitation and improve the lives of inhabitants of informal settlements such as Mathare through programmes such as Water for African Cities, the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme and the Safer Cities Nairobi initiative.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stock indexes are back at record highs on Wall Street after better economic news sent the market sharply higher.The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,700 points for the first time.Better manufacturing news in China and the U.S. as well as encouraging reports on jobs and company earnings sent the market up Thursday.The S&P 500 rose 21 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 1,706.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 128 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 15,628.The Nasdaq composite rose 49 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 3,675.Small-company stocks and transportation stocks also rose sharply. Investors sold ultra-safe U.S. government debt.Three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was higher than average at 3.8 billion shares. by The Associated Press Posted Aug 1, 2013 4:16 pm MDT S&P 500 index has first close above 1,700 points; stocks rise after higher earnings, jobs news
“We are continuing to support the authorities’ efforts on many fronts and will not forget the plight of people affected in Bohol,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Luiza Carvalho today as she noted that since the 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol on 15 October last year, Philippines authorities and humanitarian partners have contended with a series of disasters, including Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the archipelago almost exactly one month later on 8 November 2013.The UN Humanitarian Country Team released its revised action plan today, noting that donors have already provided $15.1 million toward humanitarians’ six-month joint action plan for Bohol covering the six months from the time of the earthquake to 15 April. “Local and national non-governmental organizations are playing a key role in the Bohol response, and this is reflected in the revised action plan,” said Ms. Carvalho. “Two new national non-governmental organizations and five new local organizations have included projects in the revised plan. They all have the capacity to implement the projects in Bohol. But they urgently need funding to succeed.”According to the UN, most of the nearly 368,000 people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the earthquake are still living in their damaged houses or in tents nearby. With aftershocks still common, shelter assistance is urgently needed to help people out of these unsafe conditions. Landslides and aftershocks push them out of the house and into the tents, while flooding and heavy rains drive them back into unsafe homes. Students are back to school with almost 100 per cent attendance, but 839 classrooms are in temporary learning spaces, pending the rebuilding of structures.The requested funding for the revised Bohol action plan is $33.8 million, compared to $46.8 million in the original plan announced this past October. With the emergency now in a recovery phase, the UN reduced the funding request in line with the current outstanding needs, following detailed assessments by stakeholders and consultations with the Government. Targeted support of the Bohol humanitarian actors will complement the early recovery capacities of the provincial government.
Members of the OSU women’s volleyball team during a game against Michigan on Nov. 14 at St. John Arena. OSU lost 3-0. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern PhotographerIn front of a season-high 4,248 home fans, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team came up well short against rival Michigan on Saturday night.Aside from the second set, the match wasn’t all that close as the Wolverines (17-10, 7-9) broke their four-game losing streak by rolling over the No. 14 Buckeyes (21-7, 10-6) in straight sets (25-15, 31-29, 25-16).“It was great having everyone come out and support us. I think we just came out a little unfocused,” senior middle blocker Tyler Richardson said.OSU’s offense struggled mightily, as it put up a .104 attack percentage in the loss and was out-killed by Michigan 52-34.Richardson said there were several areas the Buckeyes need to work on to improve their attack.“Just the little things, you know, leadership, staying in the moment, just focusing on getting that pass, getting that set,” she said. “Those are all things we can work on this week during practice.”The Wolverines had 10 blocks in the match — including seven from sophomore middle blocker Claire Kieffer-Wright — and got 30 digs from their combo of defensive specialist siblings, senior Lindsey Lerg (16) and freshman Jenna Lerg (14).Things didn’t go much better for OSU on the defensive end, as Michigan attacked at a .328 clip and out-dug the Buckeyes 56-44.The Buckeyes were overmatched in the opening frame as they registered only seven kills and a minus-.029 attack percentage. Michigan started the match on a tear, racing out to a 6-1 lead to force an OSU timeout before most of the fans had even found their seats in St. John Arena. The Wolverines never looked back, taking an early advantage en route to a 10-point blowout.After gathering itself, OSU played much better in the second frame. Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell, who led OSU with 12 points in the match, picked up nine of those in the second set on seven kills, two blocks and one service ace as she tried to get her team back in it.In what turned to be an absolute marathon between the rivals, the set featured 22 ties and 10 lead changes as neither team led by more than two at any point.It ultimately took extra points to decide the battle. The Buckeyes took three separate leads as they tried to get the necessary two-point advantage, but the Wolverines just wouldn’t go away and took a 2-0 lead into the intermission with a 31-29 win.“It was really frustrating,” Richardson said of dropping the fiercely battled set.Michigan used the momentum of its extra-point victory to take another decisive win in the final set. The visitors never trailed, as the Buckeyes were again held to a dismal attack percentage (.061), while the visitors hit at a proficient .353 rate.OSU will attempt to get back on track on Wednesday when it is scheduled to take on Iowa at 8 p.m. to begin a stretch of three straight road games. In the teams’ first matchup in St. John Arena on Oct. 2, the Buckeyes came away victorious in four sets.
Very interesting day ahead of us at VELUX EHF Champions League. Derby matches will be played in Skopje and Veszprem with great impact on the battle for the first place of Preliminary Round Groups.Vardar VS Rhein Neckar Lowen and Telekom Veszprem VS Paris Saint Germain will be played in the same time – 17.30 hrs.Schedule:17:30, Skopje (MKD)HC Vardar VS Rhein-Neckar Löwen17:30, Veszprem (HUN)Telekom Veszprém HC VS Paris Saint-Germain Handball17:00, Kharkov (UKR)HC Motor Zaporozhye VS Sporting CP16:00, Kielce (POL)PGE Vive Kielce VS Aalborg Handbold14:00, Arasta, Izmit (TUR)Besiktas Mogaz HT VS HC Metalurg ← Previous Story Magnus Landin to join THW Kiel Next Story → ONLY FOR HANSEN’S EYES: PSG Handball put on silence Veszprem Arena!
Imagine this scenario: Your phone was lost or stolen, but luckily enough you can still access the GPS remotely. You are able to track it down to a specific address, using a tool like “Find my iPhone.” You drive there, filled with hope that you have tracked down your all-important device, only to be told by the man who lives at that address that he doesn’t actually have your smartphone. You’ll have to take his word for it or get the authorities involved, but imagine being the person who lives there — kind of awkward, right? Now imagine that person gets these kinds of house calls at all hours of the day and night, all week long.This is the very real scenario that is playing out for North Las Vegas and Clark County resident Wayne Dobson. As it turns out, Dobson’s home address happens to show up as the GPS location for Sprint customers in the area. So if you are in the correct vicinity, your phone will mistakenly — but very specifically — pinpoint your location as Dobson’s house. It is being described as a big mistake, potentially on Sprint’s part. It’s a mistake that mobile phone experts say they have never seen before.In a local news interview, Dobson talked about people knocking on his door at all hours of the day, including the middle of the night. It takes little imagination to fathom the kind of confrontation that must take place. In fact, it happened so frequently that Dobson put up a sign outside his house to explain the situation. Police have been called to Dobson’s house multiple times because people simply didn’t believe that their GPS was wrong.It isn’t just about tracking down lost cell phones, though. Dobson’s home address will also show up to 911 operators if they are unable to specifically track down the caller’s location. It’s kind of a small miracle that police cruisers aren’t constantly raiding his home. Officers did invade his property once though, and searched him, in response to a domestic violence complaint that clearly came from someone else. They apologized when they realized they were led to the wrong address.Supposedly, county officials are currently in the process of fixing the GPS mistake. Sprint has also said it will look into the issue to see if it is the one at fault. Until then, Dobson’s address is flagged in local 911 dispatch systems with an explanation of the issue. It doesn’t stop mobile phone and tablet owners from coming to his house, though. He lives with a sense of dread every time he hears a car drive by, wondering whether or not it’s another person who will demand his or her phone back.via My News 3 and LVRJ
Mexican defender Oswaldo Alanis does not figure in the Spanish Club’s plans and has been released without playing a single minuteSpanish club Getafe did something very strange during this summer transfer window.The La Liga team signed Mexican center-back Oswaldo Alanis after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.The player was bought from Mexican Liga MX side Guadalajara Chivas.Getafe president Angel Torres announced his signing on May 7th, 2018.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.But now the defender has been released from his contract without a single explanation of why he’s not in the club’s plans.“Oswaldo Alanis Pantoja and Getafe FC have arrived at an agreement allowing the footballer to no longer belong to the Azulona entity,” the club announced in an official statement, as reported by Goal.“From Getafe, we wish him the best in his new sporting path.”The Mexican footballer did not play a single minute with his new team.
EXCLUSIVE: Congressman Hunter releases statement to KUSI after judge sets hearing date September 24, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Congressman Duncan D. Hunter and his wife appeared Monday before a federal judge in San Diego. The judge set a Dec. 3 status hearing after defense attorneys told him the prosecution had handed over a large amount of material from the 2 1/2 -yearlong investigation, including 12,000 pages of FBI reports.The congressman is not due now back in court until after the elections.Congressman Hunter released the following statement to KUSI after leaving the courthouse:“Congressman Hunter has always advocated to make his case in court and wanted to do so before the election. With the timing of these charges, however, it has become clear that this will not happen so the Congressman will continue working through the judicial process while, at the same time, serving his constituents in Congress.Congressman Hunter is continuing to campaign strong for his seat, as he does in every election, and is confident with the support he continues to receive that he will win in November.”RELATED STORY: Hearing set for Congressman Duncan Hunter, wife accused of misusing campaign funds Mike McKinnon III, Posted: September 24, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, , Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Duncan D. Hunter FacebookTwitter
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Nellore: Irrigation Minister Dr P Anil Kumar Yadav said that they would complete Penna Barrage works by next March-April at any cost. The minister visited the barrage on Wednesday evening and said that the project had started in 2007 with an outlay of Rs 127 crore and the project cost escalated to Rs 190 crore after 12 years without significant development. Also Read – Event management students of SPMVV exhibit talent Advertise With Us The project works were at a snail’s pace and said they would speed up now. The barrage gives water for irrigation needs of one lakh acres and drinking water requirement too. Anil said they had discussed with the officials concerned and contractors on the reasons for delay. Anil stated they are taking measures to speed up all irrigation projects in the State for quick Also Read – TDP blames government for sand scarcity in Tirupati Advertise With Us completion. Further, Anil Kumar defended the decision of the State government demolishing Praja Vedika in Amaravati as it was constructed violating several laws including River Conservancy Act. Nellore Rural legislator K Sridhar Reddy also said that the decision would prevent flooding in future that protects Vijayawada city from disasters. The minister further visited newly constructed market building in Santhapet area along with officials. Deputy Mayor M Dwarakanath, Irrigation SE Venkateswara Rao, Penna Barrage EE Krishna Kumar, Executive Officer of Ranganayaka Temple Gopi and others were present.
BNPBNP will observe a seven-hour token hunger strike at Mohanagar Natya Mancha in the capital on Monday protesting the Supreme Court order upholding its stay on bail granted by the High Court to Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed in Cumilla, news agency UNB reports.BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said this at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office on Sunday. He said that the party will also observe similar programme in all district towns across the country on Sunday at the same time.The senior leader said that police and Dhaka South City Corporation authorities gave their party verbal permission to hold the token hunger strike at the Mohanagar Natya Mancha.”We hope we’ll get necessary documents and papers in this regard at the right time,” Rizvi added.The senior leader said their party standing committee members, pro-BNP intellectuals, civil society members, professionals and leaders and activists of the 20-praty alliance will join the programme.The party also invited other political leaders to express solidarity with their programme, Rizvi said adding that their programme will be held in a peacefully manner.On 2 July the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld its previous order staying the High Court order that had granted bail to Khaleda in a murder case filed over the arson attack in Cumilla on 3 February 2015.
SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Musk tweeted over the weekend: “Testing operation of hypersonic grid fins (x-wing config) going on next flight.” “Grid fins are stowed on ascent and then deploy on reentry for ‘x-wing’ style control. Each fin moves independently for pitch/yaw/roll.” Another tweet: “Autonomous spaceport drone ship. Thrusters repurposed from deep sea oil rigs hold position within 3m even in a storm.” And still another: “Base is 300 ft by 100 ft, with wings that extend width to 170 ft. Will allow refuel & rocket flyback in future.” In sum, Musk is showing off rockets with ‘X-wings’ and landing pads in the sea, said The Verge; Dante D’Orazio wrote about the Tweets on Sunday: The latest version of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket has a set of four independently adjustable fins. “The grid fins are designed to deploy only after takeoff, when they’ll work together with thrusters to help the rocket maneuver itself into position for those spectacular vertical landings.” UPI noted the fins are referred to with ‘x-wing config.’ for the shape they make jetting out in four separate directions. Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch said the fins “could help spacecraft navigate upon re-entry after delivering personnel or cargo to an orbiting space station.” The new modifications to the rocket should make atmospheric navigation easier, he added.As Musk also revealed, SpaceX is developing seafaring spaceport drones for landing, as TechCrunch put. These could be a safe and reliable targets for landing spaceships and, Etherington said, also mean that re-entering craft are away from any populated areas. This is an autonomous spaceport platform, using thrusters from oil rigs. The Verge said that the spaceports at sea are designed to give the reusable rockets a place both to land and refuel before taking back off for space.Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010, said the SpaceX site. The company made more history in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth. Testing operation of hypersonic grid fins (x-wing config) going on next flight pic.twitter.com/O1tMSIXxsT— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2014Autonomous spaceport drone ship. Thrusters repurposed from deep sea oil rigs hold position within 3m even in a storm. pic.twitter.com/wJFOnGdt9w— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2014Falcon 9 was made from the start to be reusable, designed for capable landing with the precision of a helicopter. It is intended for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.Currently under development is the Falcon Heavy, according to the company, which will be the world’s most powerful rocket. “All the while, SpaceX continues to work toward one of its key goals—developing reusable rockets, to transform space exploration.””Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller,” said Etherington, “sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution.” © 2014 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org) —Elon Musk over the weekend sent out a number of tweets about what’s up at SpaceX in its rocket endeavors, talking about features that triggered a steady response stream of “Awesome,” “Rad,” and “Wow” reactions from Musk enthusiasts, eager to track the progress of the SpaceX reusable rocket program. Citation: Musk is testing x-wing style fins, spaceport drone ship (2014, November 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-musk-x-wing-style-fins-spaceport.html