Philippines’ first microsatellite ends mission after four years
Philippines’ first microsatellite ends mission after four yearsGaea Katreena Cabico(Philstar.com) – April 7, 2020 – 2:48pmMANILA, Philippines — Diwata-1, the Philippines’ first microsatellite, ended its Earth observation mission after four years in space, the government said.Diwata-1 was designed to operate for only 18 months but it outlived its design life and continued capturing satellite images.The first satellite built and designed by Filipinos was last seen at an altitude of approximately 114 kilometers, which is very close to the widely accepted boundary between the outer space and the E...
Show Your Love…NPP Guru Charges Companies
Odeneho Kwaku AppiahODENEHO KWAKU Appiah, the Affigya Kwabre South Constituency New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, is calling for collective efforts to fight the Covid-19 virus.He particularly urged companies and organizations in the country to offer the needed support to government so that the Covid-19 virus fight would be won easily.Odeneho Appiah said the fight against the Covid-19 virus is a capital intensive mission and said that the country is already expending huge amount of resources to make sure that those infected with the deadly virus are properly taken care of.He said business act...
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EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo
The European Union announced on Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the UN arms embargoon Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operation claiming that the warships attracted migrants to Europe's shores.The new operation, dubbed Irini, the Greek word for “peace,” will start work for a year from Wednesday. The European Council said it will have as “its core task the implementation of the UNarms embargo through the use of aerial, satellite and maritime assets.”“In particular the mission will be able to carry out inspections of vessels on the high...
He's on a one-man mission to clean up trash and help save sea life
PHILADELPHIA — Madis Pihlak looked into the eyes of a loggerhead sea turtle at a Florida rehab center and knew he had to help.“You look at that face and they are so beautiful,” said Pihlak, a retired Pennsylvania State University professor of architecture and landscape architecture.In January, Pihlak and his girlfriend, Toni A. Flanigan, were visiting the Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, where they learned that a portion of the garbage generated by Americans will end up in waterways. It gets washed into sewers, moves into creeks, streams, rivers, and oceans, and gets mistaken for p...
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UN report calls for political mission in Darfur
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A joint UN-African Union report released Monday on Sudan and Darfur called for a political mission to replace the peace operation there, raising fears by rights groups that civilians could lose all protection.The United Nations Security Council will meet on March 26 to decide whether or not to gradually withdraw by the end of October some 7,800 troops, known as the "Blue Helmets," from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).The council was originally supposed to discuss the issue on Wednesday, but the session was suspended over concer...
TABIB: WHO specialists visit Azerbaijan’s clinics, laboratories
By TrendWHO specialists visited Azerbaijan’s clinic and laboratories, Trend reports referring to Azerbaijan’s Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) on March 14. The WHO mission, which was in Azerbaijan to render support to the Government of Azerbaijan in connection with preventive and responsive measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), completed its work. At a press conference dedicated to the results of the mission’s work, the infection cases’ early detection was recommended as a priority to prevent the spread of coronavirus and optimize care about the patients....
On mission to eradicate virus germs, China firms see the UV light
Ultraviolet light is being beamed through public buses and lifts in China to wipe out any possible germs as part of efforts to clear the country of the deadly coronavirus epidemic.With companies under pressure to meet strict prevention measures for the virus, which has killed more than 3,100 people in China, some are turning to new technology to keep everything clean.Shanghai public transport firm Yanggao has converted a regular cleaning room into a UV light disinfection chamber for buses -- cutting a 40-minute process down to just five minutes."After the epidemic happened... we were actively ...
Thai Airways president quit because ‘mission was over’
Thai Airways International Plc’s (THAI) outgoing president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said he decided to resign after “those in power” told him that he was done with his mission.He said on Friday he had tendered his resignation to pave the way for the THAI board to find a more appropriate replacement who can follow the board’s policy.“We were here on a mission. When those in power said that you’re finished, so we had to go. And we already know what’s going on,” Mr Sumeth said.He said that even if there had been no Covid-19 outbreak, THAI still could not afford to remain the way it is as the nation...
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On mission to eradicate virus germs, China firms see the UV light
Beijing (AFP) - Ultraviolet light is being beamed through public buses and lifts in China to wipe out any possible germs as part of efforts to clear the country of the deadly coronavirus epidemic.With companies under pressure to meet strict prevention measures for the virus, which has killed more than 3,100 people in China, some are turning to new technology to keep everything clean.Shanghai public transport firm Yanggao has converted a regular cleaning room into a UV light disinfection chamber for buses -- cutting a 40-minute process down to just five minutes."After the epidemic happened... w...
Chinese experts on mission to help Italy fight virus
By ZHOU JIN in Beijing and MA ZHENHUAN in Hangzhou | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-03-12 07:32A group of Chinese experts headed to Italy on Wednesday at the urgent request of its Red Cross to help contain the novel coronavirus outbreak in the European country.The seven-member team, led by a vice-president of the Red Cross Society of China, consists of an expert at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and five people from Southwest China's Sichuan province－three medics, an interpreter and a Sichuan Red Cross official. The team is taking medical supplies to assist the country.Ita...