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Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited (KPLC.ke) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgThe Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc (KPLC.ke)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileThe Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc formerly (Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited) (Kenya Power or KPLC) is an electricity company in Kenya with interests in geothermal, hydro and thermal power generation as well as power generated from solar and wind sources. Formerly known as East Africa Power & Lighting Limited, the company changed its name to The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited in 1983. The company transmits, distributes and retails electricity to customers throughout Kenya and is a national electric utility company; managing electric metering, licensing, billing, emergency electricity services and customer relations. KPLC also offers optic fiber connectivity to telecommunication companies through an optical fiber cable network which runs along high voltage power lines across the country and feeds into the national power grid throughout Kenya. Kenya Power’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Rolls-Royce shares: is it the right time to buy?

first_img Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Rolls-Royce shares: is it the right time to buy? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Royston Roche | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 | More on: RR Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) shares are down around 50% in the past year. However, investors who bought the stock during the lows in October have seen their investment grow three times. The company derives around 50% of its revenue from its civil aerospace segment. This is the reason investors became increasingly cautious about the stock last year. However, the hopes of a positive Brexit deal in October and also the successful raising of capital by the company helped the stock price recover.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I would like to understand the pros and cons of investing in this company.Rolls-Royce fundamental analysisRolls-Royce released its trading update at the end of January. Full-year 2020 free cash flow was in line with the management guidance. They were expecting free cash outflow of approximately £4.2bn for the year 2020. In my opinion, the company has done well in handling the negative impact of Covid-19 on its business. It was able to achieve more than £1bn in cost savings in 2020. It has set a plan of £1.3bn in cost savings by 2022. Its liquidity position is good, with approximately £9bn at the end of 2020. This figure is at the upper end of the company’s guidance. This liquidity is another reason why I like Rolls-Royce shares.In its December trading update, the company reported that its power systems end markets were seeing some early signs of improvement. Its defence segment business is strong. It has a good order book and 2021 forecast sales are covered. The increase of the UK defence budget is also expected to bode well for the company’s long-term growth. The Rolls-Royce company has a wealth of technical expertise. In the future, it might enter the air taxi market. My colleague Jay Yao believes that the company has a lot of potential in future aviation technologies. Risks to consider investing in Rolls-Royce sharesIt is too early to know exactly the total negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Rolls-Royce. Many companies might have deferred payments which they will have to cover once the market opens up.There is a lot of optimism after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the gradual lifting of restrictions. However, there is no guarantee that the full lockdown will be lifted by June. If the lockdown does need to be extended, the company’s 2021 revenue might also fall drastically. This would have a negative impact on the Rolls-Royce share price.Fitch Ratings has downgraded Rolls-Royce’s long-term issuer default rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating to ‘BB-‘, with the outlook as negative. This is will further increase the interest costs when the company raises debt. The company had a net cash position at the end of 2019 but is expecting a net debt position of £1.5bn to £2.0bn at the end of 2020.The company’s free cash flow forecast for the year 2021 is a cash outflow of £2.0bn. This is based on 2021 widebody flying hours at around 55% of 2019 levels. However, the company expects free cash flow to improve in the second half of 2021, which is positive.Rolls-Royce shares are currently trading at a price-to-sales ratio of 0.64. I understand that there is a lot of uncertainty for the company this year. However, I believe the shares are undervalued and would like to buy the shares this year.  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Juanita Starr Doares

first_imgWW photo: Bill DoresJuanita Ann Starr Doares, a fighter for people’s rights, and against racism and injustice, died on Dec. 11. She was 88 years old.She was born in 1925 in western North Carolina to Coyt Velma Lingle and Cecil Mims Starr, a telegraph worker. Her father was of Cherokee/Tuscarora descent, her mother came from a long line of German Lutherans who settled in western North Carolina after the Civil War. She was raised in Columbia, S.C., where her family moved when she was 2 and where her sister and brother, Frances and Frank, were born.During the Depression her father was sometimes out of work and sometimes worked three jobs to support the family. Her mother made sandwiches for the many jobless and hungry people, Black and white, and served them every day on the porch. “We are here on earth to help people,” her mother said. Juanita always remembered those words.Juanita hated the racism and segregation of the Jim Crow South. Several times she was thrown off city buses for challenging the racist seating rules and refusing to sit while Black passengers were made to stand. She joined the NAACP and voted for Henry Wallace in 1948.She attended the University of South Carolina and got a job in the college library, replacing a young man named Wade Doares, who had gone off to fight in World War II. They met after the war, when he came to get his old job back. They wed in New York City six years later.She moved to New York City to attend library school and got a job at the main branch of the New York Public Library. She worked there for 41 years, starting on the night shift in the main reading room and ending up as director of collection development.Her proudest achievement at the library was working with Jean Blackwell Hutson to save the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and helped moved it into its new home on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem.She marched against racism, for women’s rights and against imperialist wars from Vietnam to Iraq. After retiring in 1989, she devoted herself to fighting for the rights of retirees, seniors and the disabled. She helped found the Retired Public Employees Association, the New York Public Library Retirees Association and the Older Women’s League. She served as president of all three and edited their newsletters.In the 1990s, she led a victorious fight for a cost-of-living adjustment for retired New York State employees. She campaigned tirelessly to defend Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, for lower prescription drug costs for seniors and especially for free health care for all. She received RPEA’s Marion Martin Award, OWL’s Joyce Baylen Award and the Dorothy Epstein award of the Joint Public Action Committee for Older Adults.She supported her spouse, Wade, also a librarian, in his battle with cerebellar ataxia. Both were active members of the National Ataxia Foundation.She is survived by her sister, Frances, and her son, Bill, a longtime member of Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Workers Assembly unites Southern fightback

first_imgPhoto: Manzoor CheemaWorkers from across the Raleigh- Durham, N.C., area and from many different workplaces gathered in a Local Worker Assembly sponsored by the Southern Workers Assembly on Feb. 22. As part of the growing Moral Monday movement, workers across North Carolina have been involved in strikes, civil disobedience, walk-ins, protests at state office buildings and other activities in the past several months to raise their demands against the right-wing takeover of state government by Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration, and against big business’s endless attacks.At the Workers Assembly, city workers, farmworkers, unemployed workers and other workers spoke out about issues on their jobs, the fight for better wages, efforts to organize for more workplace union rights, and fighting back against cuts by state and city governments.McCrory, Sen. Phil Berger and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis have been leading a crusade to destroy public education here. In their latest move, they passed a law that effectively forces most teachers to reapply for their jobs each year; the only contracts are for one year, two years or four years of temporary employment.Teachers organized walk-ins and rallies at hundreds of schools across the state. In response to the uproar, legislators passed a new initiative that would pit teachers against each other, encouraging the top 25 percent to sign contracts for a few years of employment and a $500 bonus per year. But they would lose their career status.Teachers in Guilford County fought back and got the support of their school board, which passed a resolution on Feb. 11 to sue the state of North Carolina for cutting back on their career status. The resolution, which came after weeks and weeks of organizing by teachers, education workers and the community, and was joined in late February by Durham County, not only refuses to implement the rule but directly challenges this move by state legislators.Other counties are bound to join in this fight. On March 4, teachers are calling on supporters to attend a Wake County School Board meeting in Cary, N.C., to pass a similar resolution.Jennifer Fowler, who is a second grade teacher at Millbrook Elementary in Raleigh, spoke about how she worked at Bojangles since she was 15 years old and later became manager, earning more wages than she does now as a teacher. She spoke about the incredible amount of student loan debt she had to accrue to become a low-wage teacher with no guaranteed ­career.Fast-food workers, many of whom have been on strike for $15 an hour and a union, participated. Two young women workers told about sexual harassment from their bosses, including being followed into the bathroom. Many don’t get enough hours to support themselves, and their meager wages make it impossible to support a family.“They are coming after everything,” stated Kevin Yancey, chief shop steward for United Electrical Workers Local 150, N.C. Public Service Workers Union, and health care technician at Murdoch Developmental Center. “And it is about time that we workers get together from many workplaces and fight back.”State mental health workers from Murdoch and Central Regional Hospital testified about the increasing pressure from cuts to staffing and forced overtime. “I had to work 16-hour shifts four days in a row and did not get a day off for eight days,” stated Joseph Sterling, a health care technician at CRH and UE 150 union steward. Turnover for registered nurses at CRH is nearly 45.7 percent because of low wages, dangerous working conditions and lack of union rights.UE 150 is fighting for a Mental Health Workers Bill of Rights as a stepping stone to winning collective bargaining rights for all public sector workers. They are focusing on a campaign for “Safety, Rights and Raises” and will be meeting with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos on March 19 and releasing a public report on the working conditions and low wages. The union is demanding a $3,000 across-the-board wage increase for all state employees.Workers passed resolutions to repeal the ban on collective bargaining and so-called “right-to-work” laws; to support a major statewide demonstration on May Day 2014; for solidarity between groups; for Freedom Summer Labor participation; and to drop the charges against Moral Monday arrestees. May Day, International Workers Day on May 1, will be an exciting day of action where these workers will converge again.This assembly is organized by members of the Southern Workers Assembly, NC Raise Up, UE local 150-N.C. Public Service Workers Union and Black Workers for Justice, with participation from members of the North Carolina Association of Educators, Organize 2020, the NC Justice Center and others.The Southern Workers Assembly is hosting similar events in coming weeks, including a Local Worker Assembly in Wilson, N.C., on March 8. This event is co-sponsored by Black Workers for Justice Women’s Commission, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and the Pitt County Coalition Against Racism.There will also be a third assembly in Charlotte, N.C., on April 12. Visit ­southernworker.org for more ­information.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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First prison sentences announced for reprinting Mohammed cartoons

first_img May 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First prison sentences announced for reprinting Mohammed cartoons JordanMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders protested today against two-month jail sentences imposed yesterday by a Jordanian court on two journalists, Jihad Momani and Hisham Al-Khalidi, for reprinting cartoons of the prophet Mohammed that appeared in a Danish paper last year and expressed concern about journalists being harshly punished for doing so.“This is the first time journalists have been given prison sentences for reproducing the cartoons,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The sentences are totally out of proportion. We hope they will be reduced on appeal. We urge other Muslim countries where journalists are being prosecuted for this not to follow Jordan’s example. Journalists must not be punished for their editorial decisions. The two journalists in this case were simply doing their job by choosing to reproduce the cartoons, like dozens of other media outlets around the world.”Momani and Al-Khalidi, who were arrested in February, will appeal against their conviction for offending religious feelings, their lawyer said, and if it was rejected they would spend only 32 days in prison because they had already been detained for half the period of their sentence. They have been freed pending their appeal.The weekly Shihan reprinted three of the cartoons and called on Muslims worldwide to be “reasonable,” while the weekly Al Mehwar printed all 12 of them alongside an article about criticism of their publication. Momani, editor of Al Mehwar, was dismissed on 2 February. Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests News Receive email alerts JordanMiddle East – North Africa August 12, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Jordan to go further News News Reporters Without Borders protests against two-month jail sentences imposed yesterday by a Jordanian court on two journalists, Jihad Momani and Hisham Al-Khalidi, for reprinting cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. “This is the first time journalists have been given prison sentences for reproducing the cartoons,” the organisation said. Help by sharing this information June 15, 2020 Find out more April 14, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Startup Chooses Co-Working Instead of a Traditional Office

first_img Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Vincent Caimano Ph.D.Startups are always looking to grow. The challenge is managing this while staying cost effective and providing the top-notch services to their customers. Instead of cutting corners on quality, Support Groups Central, a healthcare startup, decided to choose a co-working space instead of a traditional office to save overhead costs.Support Groups Central has been delivering services to some of the largest names in healthcare. “Efficient use of capital is critical to any startup… We relocated to EpicSpaces in Pasadena because they had the flexibility to handle our space needs incrementally. We don’t have to spend in advance of our growth, so we can keep our resources directed where they benefit the company,” said Vincent Caimano Ph.D., the company’s founder and CEO.Support Groups Central is currently raising funds to expand the use of online peer support services. The company plans to begin working with caregivers, first responders, and deployed military.The co-working environment also lends itself to cross-industry collaboration and gives workers a chance to mingle with other entrepreneurial spirits. Now that’s an efficient use of space.For more information on how you can co-work, visit EpicSpaces at 680 East Colorado Blvd, Suite 180 Pasadena. For more information visit epicspacescoworking.com or call (626) 665-9955. Cover Story Pasadena Startup Chooses Co-Working Instead of a Traditional Office By VERONICA AN Published on Monday, November 9, 2015 | 2:16 pmcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

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Lasers Could Give Space Research its ‘Broadband’ Moment

first_imgScience and Technology Lasers Could Give Space Research its ‘Broadband’ Moment From NASA/JPL/Caltech Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 11:01 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Business News Community News Several upcoming NASA missions will use lasers to increase data transmission from space. Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Amber Jacobson, producerThought your Internet speeds were slow? Try being a space scientist for a day.The vast distances involved will throttle data rates to a trickle. You’re lucky if a spacecraft can send more than a few megabits per second (Mbps) — a pittance even by dial-up standards.But we might be on the cusp of a change. Just as going from dial-up to broadband revolutionized the Internet and made high-resolution photos and streaming video a given, NASA may be ready to undergo a similar “broadband” moment in coming years.The key to that data revolution will be lasers. For almost 60 years, the standard way to “talk” to spacecraft has been with radio waves, which are ideal for long distances. But optical communications, in which data is beamed over laser light, can increase that rate by as much as 10 to 100 times.High data rates will allow researchers to gather science faster, study sudden events like dust storms or spacecraft landings, and even send video from the surface of other planets. The pinpoint precision of laser communications is also well suited to the goals of NASA mission planners, who are looking to send spacecraft farther out into the solar system.“Laser technology is ideal for boosting downlink communications from deep space,” said Abi Biswas, the supervisor of the Optical Communications Systems group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. “It will eventually allow for applications like giving each astronaut his or her own video feed, or sending back higher-resolution, data-rich images faster.”NASA’s space lasersPast and future NASA projects involving laser communications:Name: Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD)Led by: Goddard Space Flight CenterYear: 2013Objective: Was NASA’s first system for two-way communication using a laser instead of radio waves. An error-free uplink data rate of 20 Mbps transmitted from a primary ground station in New Mexico to NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), a spacecraft orbiting the moon. Demonstrated an error-free downlink rate of 622 Mbps — the equivalent of streaming 30 channels of HDTV from the moon.Name: Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS)Led by: JPLYear: 2014Objective: Testing laser communications from the International Space Station. Beamed a video file every 3.5 seconds for a total of 148 seconds. With traditional downlink methods, sending the 175-megabit video just once would have taken 10 minutes.Name: Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD)Led by: Goddard Space Flight CenterYear: 2019Objective: Will relay laser signals between telescopes at Table Mountain, California, and in Hawaii through a relay satellite in geostationary orbit during a two-year demonstration period. The system is designed to operate for up to five years to prove the everyday reliability of laser communications for future NASA missions.Name: Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC)Led by JPLYear: 2023Objective: To test laser communications from deep space. An upcoming NASA Discovery mission called Psyche will fly to a metallic asteroid starting in 2023. Psyche is planned to host a laser device called DSOC, which would beam data down to a telescope at Palomar Mountain Observatory in California.Science at the speed of lightBoth radio and lasers travel at the speed of light, but lasers travel in a higher-frequency bandwidth. That allows them to carry more information than radio waves, which is crucial when you’re collecting massive amounts of data and have narrow windows of time to send it back to Earth.A good example is NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which sends science data at a blazing maximum of 6 Mbps. Biswas estimated that if the orbiter used laser comms technology with a mass and power usage comparable to its current radio system, it could probably increase the maximum data rate to 250 Mbps.That might still sound stunningly slow to Internet users. But on Earth, data is sent over far shorter distances and through infrastructure that doesn’t exist yet in space, so it travels even faster.Increasing data rates would allow scientists to spend more of their time on analysis than on spacecraft operations.“It’s perfect when things are happening fast and you want a dense data set,” said Dave Pieri, a JPL research scientist and volcanologist. Pieri has led past research on how laser comms could be used to study volcanic eruptions and wildfires in near real-time. “If you have a volcano exploding in front of you, you want to assess its activity level and propensity to keep erupting. The sooner you get and process that data, the better.”That same technology could apply to erupting cryovolcanoes on icy moons around other planets. Pieri noted that compared to radio transmission of events like these, “laser comms would up the ante by an order of magnitude.”Clouding the future of lasersThat’s not to say the technology is perfect for every scenario. Lasers are subject to more interference from clouds and other atmospheric conditions than radio waves; pointing and timing are also challenges.Lasers also require ground infrastructure that doesn’t yet exist. NASA’s Deep Space Network, a system of antenna arrays located across the globe, is based entirely on radio technology. Ground stations would have to be developed that could receive lasers in locations where skies are reliably clear.Radio technology won’t be going away. It works in rain or shine, and will continue to be effective for low-data uses like providing commands to spacecraft.Next stepsTwo upcoming NASA missions will help engineers understand the technical challenges involved in conducting laser communications in space. What they’ll learn will advance lasers toward becoming a common form of space communication in the future.The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD), led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is due to launch in 2019. LCRD will demonstrate the relay of data using laser and radio frequency technology. It will beam laser signals almost 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) from a ground station in California to a satellite in geostationary orbit, then relay that signal to another ground station. JPL is developing one of the ground stations at Table Mountain in southern California. Testing laser communications in geostationary orbit, as LCRD will do, has practical applications for data transfer on Earth.Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC), led by JPL, is scheduled to launch in 2023 as part of an upcoming NASA Discovery mission. That mission, Psyche, will fly to a metallic asteroid, testing laser comms from a much greater distance than LCRD.The Psyche mission has been planned to carry the DSOC laser device onboard the spacecraft. Effectively, the DSOC mission will try to hit a bullseye using a deep space laser — and because of the planet’s rotation, it will hit a moving target, as well.http://go.nasa.gov/2gBzbyx faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Jailed for pursuing car on wrong side

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleWin family ticket sets to We Will Rock YouNext articleBallerina inspired Essence trend edition admin Email WhatsApp Linkedin Twittercenter_img Drove at speed and on wrong side of roadA MAN who pleaded guilty to “recklessly” driving a car at speed on the wrong side of the road in the Garryowen area of the city, told Limerick District Court that he was in pursuit of a car that allegedly ran down and seriously injured his partner earlier that day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 25-year-old Thomas Moore, with an address at 8 Cornmarket Square, Little Catherine Street, was arrested by gardai after a pursuit in which he was apprehended driving on the wrong side of the road alongside another car he was chasing.Gardai said that on February 3 last, at 2.50pm, both cars were travelling side by side on the Blackfriar Road, near Mulgrave Street, and the car driven by Moore was on the wrong side of the road.Solicitor Darrach McCarthy, told the court that Moore said he told gardai that the car he was in pursuit of was involved in an alleged road traffic incident, where his partner was seriously injured.He advised the court that this incident was part of matter under investigation by gardai.The solicitor added that Moore was “considerably upset at the incident that occurred earlier in the day”.Judge Eamon O’Brien heard that Moore is currently serving a one- year prison sentence handed down by the Circuit Court in May of this year, before commenting on the “extraordinary behaviour” of the accused. Moore was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison and banned from driving for two years and one day. The sentence is to be served concurrently. NewsLocal NewsJailed for pursuing car on wrong sideBy admin – July 15, 2011 594 Print Facebooklast_img read more

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Strabane bookmakers badly damaged in overnight arson attack

first_img Previous articlePSNI apology over raiding suspected ‘sham marriage’ not good enoughNext articleSearch for missing teenager resumes on Lough Swilly News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook A bookmakers shop in Strabane has been gutted by fire in what is thought to be an act of arson.The Fire and Rescue Service has been praised for their efforts in controlling the fire at the bookmakers in the Butcher Street area of Strabane.It is understood the fire broke out a little after 2am this morning, a wheelie bin was set alight with the fire then spreading to the bookies.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly is confident those responsible will be caught:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/fire1pm2.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Pinterest Strabane bookmakers badly damaged in overnight arson attack By News Highland – July 22, 2011 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Kerala HC Dismisses Pleas Challenging Successive Reserving Of Same Constituencies For Third Time For Local Body Elections 2020 [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Dismisses Pleas Challenging Successive Reserving Of Same Constituencies For Third Time For Local Body Elections 2020 [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Nov 2020 11:30 PMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has dismissed a batch of writ petitions challenging allocation of reserved seats to different wards/divisions of some of the local bodies in the State for the ensuing election.The petitioners contention was that the wards/divisions were successively reserved for one or other categories in the elections held during 2010 and 2015 and that the said wards/divisions are…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court has dismissed a batch of writ petitions challenging allocation of reserved seats to different wards/divisions of some of the local bodies in the State for the ensuing election.The petitioners contention was that the wards/divisions were successively reserved for one or other categories in the elections held during 2010 and 2015 and that the said wards/divisions are reserved again for the third time in the ensuing election. The petitioners banked upon a recent judgment of the High Court in which it had held that reserving a seat successively beyond two occasions, when reserved seats could be distributed in a manner that no seat would go reserved more than twice successively, is against the scheme of Articles 243D and 243T of the Constitution and also the relevant provisions contained in the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 and the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994.Justice PB Suresh Kumar noted that, in the said judgment, it was held that, to treat seats reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes at par with general seats for the purpose of reserving the same again for women, is against the doctrine of equality and also that reserving a seat successively more than twice when reserved seats could be allocated otherwise, is against the scheme of the relevant provisions of the Constitution. In this regard, the judge observed:In a case of this nature, it was expected would have been prudent for the Election Commission to give effect to the judgment, wherever allocations were made otherwise than in accordance with the judgment. Instead, it is seen that even when similar writ petitions were pending before this court, the Election Commission chose to announce the election which is already delayed, and started opposing similar writ petitions on technical grounds. I am not examining the question as to whether the Election Commission is justified in adopting the said stand, as it is unnecessary for the purpose of deciding these matters, but I am constrained to make this observation as it is found that it was not impossible for the Election Commission to rectify the flawed procedure adopted by them as pointed out in the judgment as demonstrated by the Election Commission in the matter of complying with the directions in the disposed of cases.The court, referring to Election Commission of India v. Ashok Kumar (2000)8 SCC 216, observed that in the matters relating to election, it can interfere only if it subserves the progress of the election and facilitates the completion of the election. While dismissing the petitions, the bench observed:True, the election process has not formally commenced inasmuch as the notification is yet to be published. But in so far as the election has already been announced and since it is found that this Court may not be in a position to complete the adjudication in these matters before the date for filing of the nominations, having regard to the spirit of the judgments of the Apex Court aforesaid, I am of the view that I should refrain from exercising my jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution in these matters. I take this view also for the reason that the term of the local bodies in the State is due to expire on 11.11.2020 and the mandate of Articles 243E and 243U of the Constitution is that the election to constitute new local bodies is to be conducted before the expiry of the term of the earlier local bodies.Case: Biju Jacob vs. State Election Commission [ WPC 23297 of 2020]Coram: Justice PB Suresh KumarClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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