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Even Elon Musk Is In Awe Of ISRO's Record-Setting Satellite Launch Even Elon Musk Is In Awe Of ISRO's Record-Setting Satellite Launch
- February 19, 2017

A wider view of the Falcon 9 rocket. In 2014, KSC awarded SpaceX the rights to use pad 39A for 20 years, ensuring that it would not be abandoned. For many KSC employees SpaceX's launch is symbolic of the center's transformation since the shuttle program, whose retirement resulted in layoffs of roughly 7,000 local contractors. (more...)
Colorado rebuffed by OR, as conference struggles continue
- February 19, 2017

Colorado Buffaloes (16-11, 6-8 Pac-12) - The Buffs dropped their first six games in conference play, but have since taken six of their past seven to rise to seventh in the Pac-12 standings, alongside Arizona State. Rebounding has been an issue for OR, but they dominated the boards, grabbing 38 rebounds to Colorado's 24. "I wasn't expecting a big game like that". (more...)
Boko Haram terrorists attack NAF helicopter on outreach mission in Gwoza Boko Haram terrorists attack NAF helicopter on outreach mission in Gwoza
- February 19, 2017

Boko Haram has also been carrying out terrorist attacks using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers. Suicide bombing has been on the increase since Sambisa forest, the last fortress of Boko Haram fell to the military and many strategies were on to curtail the menace. (more...)
SpaceX successfully launches, lands Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX successfully launches, lands Falcon 9 rocket
- February 19, 2017

The next launch attempt could come as early as Sunday morning. SpaceX mechanical design engineer John Federspiel said on a company webcast that the decision to stand down was made "out of an abundance caution", CBS reported. Two technical problems cropped up with the Falcon 9 rocket during the final phases of the countdown. It is where most space shuttles launched, including the last. (more...)
SpaceX trying again to launch Falcon 9 rocket from historic moon pad SpaceX trying again to launch Falcon 9 rocket from historic moon pad
- February 19, 2017

The rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo ship for the International Space Station (ISS), was supposed to blast off from USA space agency NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at the Kennedy Space Center for the first time at 10:01 a.m. (more...)
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood's opening movie reveals new Samurai class Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood's opening movie reveals new Samurai class
- February 19, 2017

Operating as a melee DPS, the Samurai will employ the katana to devastate opponents using Eastern swordplay techniques. Samurai won't have a base class and will start at level 50, so you can get right to the high-level slicing and dicing. The story will center around players' involvement in liberating these two nations from the oppressive hand of the Garlean Empire. The developers plan to rebalance and re-spec Healers and Tanks as part of the battle system changing coming in the expansion to ... (more...)
Kremlin Tells State Media to Cut Back on Pro-Trump Propaganda Kremlin Tells State Media to Cut Back on Pro-Trump Propaganda
- February 19, 2017

During an hour-long press conference on Thursday, Trump discussed recent provocations from Russian Federation and explained why he thinks it's in America's best interests to "get along" with the country. Members of the House of Representatives must demand that the IRS turn over Trump's tax records - something that House Democrats tried to engineer this week and were rebuffed by Republicans. (more...)
Dutch politician Geert Wilders calls Moroccans Dutch politician Geert Wilders calls Moroccans "scum"
- February 19, 2017

The anti-immigration MP called them " scum " and said he wanted to make the Netherlands "ours again". Wilders hopes a global upsurge in anti-establishment feeling that has already helped to propel Donald Trump to the US presidency and to persuade Britons to vote to quit the European Union will propel him to power in the March 15 parliamentary election. (more...)
Former CJI Altamas Kabir passes away in Kolkata at 68 Former CJI Altamas Kabir passes away in Kolkata at 68
- February 19, 2017

He was 68.Justice Kabir has been ailing for a long time. "India&Bengal lost a legal luminary". However, later in the evening, the news was confirmed from the hospital that he has passed away. Kabir courted controversy during the end of his tenure when he was accused of blocking Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya, former Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, from being elevated to the Supreme Court. (more...)
Engineers built a folding shield that can stop a bullet
- February 19, 2017

The average ballistic barrier weighs up to 100 pounds, once raised, this shield can cover 3 officers by protecting them from nearly any handgun bullets. 'We wanted to create something that was compact, portable, lightweight and worked really well to protect them'. As the video above shows, the shield can be folded and slid underneath a large vehicle seat or placed in the back of a auto. (more...)
SpaceX postpones rocket launch due to engine glitch
- February 19, 2017

The former was used for every crewed Apollo launch, except for Apollo 10, and most of the space shuttle missions. The Elon Musk-led spaceflight company and rocket provider SpaceX will attempt to recover one of its Falcon 9 rocket boosters following a launch of the firm's Dragon spacecraft with supplies, science experiments, and hardware to the International Space Station. (more...)
Mike Pence pledges 'unwavering' United States support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Mike Pence pledges 'unwavering' United States support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
- February 19, 2017

On Russia, Pence said that Moscow must honor its commitments regarding Ukraine under the Minsk agreement, but he didn't say anything about the future of USA sanctions on Russia or Russian interference in us or European politics. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault publicly criticized Pence's speech in real time on Twitter: "In Munich, Vice President Pence renewed the USA commitment to the Atlantic alliance". (more...)
Why on Earth Might Russian Media Be Changing Its Tone on Trump? Why on Earth Might Russian Media Be Changing Its Tone on Trump?
- February 19, 2017

He dismissed recent reports in The New York Times and on CNN that Trump campaign aides had been in contact with Russian officials before his election. Vice President Mike Pence soon repeats that, saying Flynn had personally assured him that he had not discussed sanctions. "There are transcripts of a conversation in at least one phone call, recorded by American intelligence agencies that wiretap foreign diplomats, which may determine Mr. (more...)
Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent
- February 19, 2017

So it could only change over time if future research accepts Zealandia on par with the rest so that eventually we might be learning about eight, not seven, continents. Writing in the journal of the Geological Society of America , the group named the eighth continent " Zealandia ". This new study collected years of geographic evidence showing a hidden continent around New Zealand. (more...)
The Hot Stock: Kraft Heinz Jumps 11%
- February 19, 2017

Unilever , which is based in London but traces its roots to the Netherlands in the late 1800s, has about 400 brands in the food, personal care and home-care markets that it claims are used by two billion people daily. It added: "While Unilever has declined the proposal, we look forward to working to reach agreement on the terms of a transaction". Unilever , which operates in the fast-moving consumer goods market worldwide, has 3.02B shares outstanding, market capitalization (intraday) ... (more...)
Dolphins Sign Wake To Contract Extension
- February 19, 2017

Wake's deal includes $ 11 million guaranteed . Wake, who has demonstrated an ability to reel off sacks in bunches during his career, had posted all seven of his sacks in a three-game span at that point. The Dolphins released defensive end Mario Williams and defensive tackle Earl Williams on Thursday, but will likely seek to find another pass rusher to play opposite Wake. (more...)
Donald Trump brands mainstream media 'enemy of the American people' Donald Trump brands mainstream media 'enemy of the American people'
- February 19, 2017

Recently the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said "I'm not a great fan of daily tweets" but "I am a fan" of what Trump is doing, as reported by CNN . Many reporters were taken aback by Thursday's press conference, described by some as freaky, but Trump echoed the words of praise he got from one rightwing commentator and insisted the outing had been a bravura performance. (more...)
Storm in California brings high winds, mudslides, flooding
- February 19, 2017

Saturday broke much more quietly - and it's expected to stay that way. The other victim died in a submerged auto. A 55-year-old man in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, died after apparently being electrocuted by live power lines brought down by a tree, and a person was found dead inside a submerged vehicle near Victorville, fire officials said. (more...)
A Liftoff Deferred: SpaceX Mission From NASA's Historic Launch Pad Delayed
- February 19, 2017

EST (1501 GMT), but the launch was called off with just 13 seconds left in the countdown, NASA TV showed. The historic launch pad played a key role in both the Apollo and space shuttle programs. The weather forecast for Saturday's attempt was 70 percent favorable, officials said Friday. After the launch, SpaceX will also be attempting to land its first-stage rocket booster on land. (more...)
Rocket Trouble Forces SpaceX To Delay Saturday Launch
- February 19, 2017

According to The Lost Angeles Times , this will be the very first launch coming from Pad 39A since the last space shuttle mission way back in 2011. The Dragon will be carrying 5,500 pounds worth of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. (more...)

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