Are “Black Boxes” really painted black

first_img“Black box” inventor David Warren with one of his devices. With the advent of jet airliners in the late 1950s, analyzing critical details of aircraft performance became paramount during crash investigations, and two new devices were added as standard equipment on airliners. One was the “Flight Data Recorder” (FDR) which automatically records hundreds of parameters of flight information, such as engine performance, power settings, control surface inputs and movement, and all changes in attitude, airspeed, and altitude. The FDR provides investigators with a detailed “road map” of every second of flight up to the moment the aircraft comes to a stop.The second device is the “Cockpit Voice Recorder” (CVR) which captures recent intervals of conversation between pilots onboard the airliner, as well as Air Traffic Control personnel communicating with that aircraft. Valuable information can also be revealed through careful analysis of various sounds coming from inside the cockpit, such as warning horns, or the sequence of specific switches being activated. Although the FDR and CVR were originally referred to as “black boxes,” today with rapid post-crash identification in mind, they are actually painted a bright red-orange.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2018: Alexis Ohanian’s emotional tribute for wife Serena Williams

first_imgReddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said he is a “proud” husband after his wife Serena Williams ended runner-up to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon 2018 final in London on Saturday.This was Serena’s first Wimbledon since she married to Ohanian in November last year.The 36-year-old lost 6-3 6-3 to Kerber — putting on hold her bid to match Margaret Court’s Grand Slam haul.It also stopped her joining Court, Evonne Goolagong and Kim Clijsters as the only mothers to win Grand Slam titles in the professional era.Serena only gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia 10 months ago, and while she looked close to her best at times throughout the fortnight, she could not find her A game against the German at the All England Club.”Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back.”We just wanted her to survive-10 months later, she’s in the #Wimbledon final.”Congratulations, @angie.kerber.”@serenawilliams will be holding a trophy again soonshe’s got the greatest one waiting at home for her. Our family knows she’ll win many more trophies, too.”She’s just getting started. And I couldn’t be more proud,” Alexis Ohanian wrote on Instagram.Serena spent a year on maternity leave and returned in March but had contested only seven matches prior to Wimbledon, arriving as the 181st-ranked player in the world.”JUST THE START”She was bumped up to 25th seed courtesy of her seven titles at the All England Club — the most recent in 2016 — and more than justified that decision. She will now be ranked back in the top 30.”I feel like I have a ways to go,” Williams said. “This is literally just the beginning, literally just the beginning.”It’s good to just continue that path and just continue to keep going for me.”I didn’t know a couple of months ago where I was, where I would be, how I would do, how I would be able to come back. It was such a long way to see light at the end of the road.”I think these two weeks have really showed me that I can compete. Obviously I can compete for the long run in a Grand Slam. I can come out and be a contender to win Grand Slams.”I took a giant step at Wimbledon. But my journey has just begun. Just have to keep going.””WONDERFUL SERENA”American great Billie Jean King said William’s run to the final so soon into her return showed how special she is.”It was a big day for Serena and it didn’t come true, but let’s face it, this shows what a wonderful athlete she is,” four-time Wimbledon champion King said.”Most people would not even be able to be here. I think by losing, it will incentivise her even more to do well for the rest of the year, to get really fit and get back. She will want to win it really badly next year.”ROYAL SUPPORTThe Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, respectively, stepped out for their first solo outing together on Saturday and it was for a Wimbledon match.While Middleton is a regular feature at Wimbledon matches, which she has attended along with her sister Pippa Middleton and her husband Prince William, Markle has only been spotted at the Centre Court only a couple of times.Back in 2016, when Markle was still an actress and philanthropist, she came to cheer for Serena during the Wimbledon final, which the latter won against Kerber.Markle, who is a close friend of Serena, was in the Royal Box to cheer for her friend and was seen looking visibly down after the American lost the match.Markle made an appearance in a striped blue and white shirt, which she paired with white trousers while Middleton floored in a patterned dress.Angelique Kerber’s dream comes true after maiden Wimbledon crownadvertisementSerena, ahead of the match, had spoken about her friendship with Markle, that dates back to 2010.The two reportedly first met at the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida. After that, they were clicked together a couple of times at the 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, New Jersey and then at the launch of Serena’s clothing line during New York Fashion Week in 2016.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Weekend Reading

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 29, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This week on the MHTF blog:We heard from Maria Laura Casalegno, a Young Champion working in MexicoYoung Champion Martha Fikre Adenew wrote about maternal health in LouisianaThe Maternal Health Policy Dialogue Series streamed live on the Wilson Center’s websiteYoung Champion Anna Dion updated us on her work in ArgentinaFormer MHTF staff member, Kate Mitchell, wrote about her work with community health workers in IndiaYoung Champion Onikepe Oluwadamilola Owolabi wrote about her first month of work in India Some weekend reading:Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says maternal health is a priorityAn evaluation of women-led community mobilization intervention (PDF) for maternal and newborn healthA gel to replace the pill?Share this:last_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: A happy Pogba is good for Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer: A happy Pogba is good for Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is finding his best form because he’s in a happier mood.Pogba scored twice for victory over Huddersfield on Wednesday.”That’s the Paul I know, the one I’ve known since I had him in the reserves,” Solskjaer said. “He’s always been a happy boy and always had a big smile on his face.”When you play for United you should be happy. Of course it’s a responsibility but it’s also an honour and a privilege. He’s a United boy through and through.”He knows what it means to play for Man United. Paul created two or three last time, this time he scored two himself and I hope he’ll enjoy it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoWilson insists Bournemouth only at 60 per cent

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wilson insists Bournemouth only at 60 per centby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth striker Callum Wilson says there is so much more to come from his side this season.The Cherries are seventh in the league, only a point off a top four position.Wilson has managed to score in the last four league games he has played. But the England international insists the team is still reaching its full potential.Wilson said to reporters: “I think we are only playing at 60 per cent.”We have a lot more to come individually and collectively. We will be working hard on that to make sure we improve over the coming weeks.”There’s key players missing but also, the ones who are playing – including myself – we’ve still got a lot more to give.”We are nowhere near where we can be performing at our best, but we are getting results at the moment which is a positive sign.”To go three unbeaten is good. It would have been good to get three wins on the bounce on Saturday. It’s definitely a missed opportunity.” last_img read more

Video: First Look At Former 5-Star RB Joe Mixon Practicing In An Oklahoma Uniform

first_imgJoe Mixon practices with Oklahoma.Joe Mixon, a former five-star running back who was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to an alleged assault, has rejoined the Oklahoma football program. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound running back officially got back onto the Sooners’ squad in February. Bob Stoops announced earlier this month that Mixon will be practicing with the team but won’t be playing in the spring game. Here’s your first look at Mixon practicing in an Oklahoma uniform. Here’s your first look at Joe Mixon live in an OU football uniform. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/5C8I9B9adK— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) March 23, 2015Mixon, a consensus five-star player in 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings for the 2014 class, could be a key contributor for Stoops’ squad this fall. Oklahoma opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against Akron.last_img read more

Clipper Consolidates Bulk Segment

first_imgzoom Copenhagen-based shipping company Clipper Group revealed plans to consolidate its bulk activities into three hubs.“Clipper will simplify its operational and administrative set-up in its strongest field of business, bulk… We will concentrate our bulk business in three locations: Copenhagen, Houston and Hong Kong,” the company said in a statement.Consequently, Clipper will close its offices in Stamford, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Beijing.As explained, the company’s offices in Barranquilla, Tokyo and Nassau will remain unchanged.“Fewer but larger hubs will allow us to service our customers and to operate our fleet more efficiently,” according to Clipper.“Within the last year, Clipper has grown its operated bulk fleet from 100 to 150 vessels. We want to make communication more effective and our response time to market changes shorter,” Peter Norborg, Clipper Group CEO, commented.Clipper Group operates a fleet of around 150 Handysize and Supramax vessels. In addition to bulk, the company has complementary businesses in the RoRo and ferry segments.last_img read more

Pellegrini rubbishes leak concerns

first_imgWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed reports that he was concerned about his starting line ups getting leaked in advance.According to reports on Friday, Pellegrini was vexed by a Twitter account that has correctly predicted West Ham starting line ups for months.“First of all, it is not true – it is a lie. I am not angry about that.” Pellegrini told Sky Sports.“Not aware (of it) because normally, in every team I manage before, the day before the game I work with set-pieces.“So, all the players know the day before – who will play, who will not play.“So many players can talk with other players. I am not keeping the starting 11 until three or four hours before the game.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“There are a lot of reasons why some people can know the team.”Asked if he knew who was responsible for the tweets, Pellegrini added: “I don’t have any idea.“I am not worried about that, I am only worried about trying to win three points.“If you play against Chelsea, against Watford, against Liverpool, you are sure it will be the same starting XI (from those teams).“I don’t hide too much about the starting XI.”last_img read more

Raul Albiol bullish about Serie A title hopes

first_imgNapoli defender Raul Albiol is adamant the Serie A title is far from over despite Juventus’ perfect start to the season.Juventus currently hold a 100% record in the Serie A as they bid to reclaim their title.The Bianconeri have established a six-point lead over Carlo Ancelotti’s side with a win over them last weekend but Albiol is bullish about his team’s chances.“A few mistakes cost us,” Albiol recalled on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.“In those kinds of games, you get punished for every mistake. They were more aggressive after they equalised, but the goal was more about our mistake.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“After 2-1 we started playing again, we had a lot of chances but it’s difficult having 10-men away at Juventus.“Is the title race already over? No, it’s not over. We knew from the start that Juventus were favourites, they spent a lot of money and bought great players. But it’s too early to say they’ve already won.“We know we have to do a lot to be up there with them, but there’s no use talking we just have to think about winning, starting with Sunday.“If we keep winning then it’s all to play for.”last_img read more

Son arraigned for fathers murder in Nassau emotional scene in court room

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – November 29, 2017 – It was a heart breaking scene in the court room yesterday when a 21 year old man was charged with the murder of his father; he and his mother held each other as they cried in the courtroom, his mother so loud that Chief Magistrate, Joyann Ferguson Pratt had to ask her to settle down.The man, Lee Sweeting is charged with the murder of his 76 year old father, Leon Sweeting – the incident happened last Friday morning.The elder Sweeting was found in his home on Ambergris Street, stabbed to death when neighbours suspected something was wrong when he was not outside doing his usual yard work.Eventually he was found by a older son, who said he saw blood on the walls and called Police.  Sweeting is described as a gentle, soft spoken, man.  This is a very difficult end to his life for the family.Lee Sweeting was remanded, but is advised that he can seek bail at the Supreme Court. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more