Hussein Obama and His Family Views Shuttle Atlantis

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President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, daughters Malia, Sasha, Mrs. Obama’s mother Marian Robinson, astronaut Janet Kavandi and United Space Alliance project lead for thermal protection systems Terry White, walked under the landing gear of the space shuttle Atlantis as they visited Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 29, 2011.

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Early European astronomers determined Easter dates

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In this Sun calendar, a hole in the ceiling of the cathedral projects a shaft of sunlight onto this bronze strip on the pavement below which is engraved with the days of the year and signs of the zodiac. The Basilica of San Petronio is in Bologna, Italy.

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How do they know it’s Easter? Ever wondered how the exact dates of the Easter break are chosen? Easter Sunday can fall anytime between 22 March and 25 April and, thanks to European observations of the Sun that go back many centuries, the exact date can be predicted as far ahead as 4099 AD.

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Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme (TUHP)

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AgustaWestland is disappointed by the Turkish decision to select the US Sikorsky company for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme (TUHP). The TUHP was conceived from the very beginning as a Black Hawk acquisition project as it was the only suitable model available in the category. AgustaWestland, however, offered Turkey a product partnership to co-develop a new generation helicopter, the AW149, to be co-produced and sold domestically and in the international market.

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Bow Wave Issue 589–New Tax Year Edition

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Sailing to South Africa with a gun? – get a permit 21 days before you dock

Contents in this issue:

1. Welcome
2. RSPB Calls for Help for the Nightingale Penguins
3. South African Gun Laws
4. Libya Sanctions
5. Happy Birthday to Afrimari — and Happy Deliveries for AET Tankers!
6. And Finally…

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Current radiation levels in Japan and travel advice

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Radioactive material from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant is gradually spreading outside Japan into the global atmosphere but at extremely low concentrations that do not present health or transportation safety hazards, according to the United Nations organizations closely monitoring the situation.

 

Japanese authorities confirm that all airports in the country, with the exception of Sendai which was affected by the tsunami of 11 March, continue to operate normally for both international and domestic operations. Continuous monitoring around these airports confirms that radiation levels are well within safe limits from a health perspective.

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