During today ''s HBO TCA panel for The Plot Against America, actress Zoe Kazan gave an emotional response when asked about her grandfather Elia Kazan and his actions during the McCarthy era, when the two time Oscar winning filmmaker named former colleagues before the House Un American Activities Committee.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite GSAT 30 onboard the Ariane 5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from French Guiana on January 17. The 3,357kg satellite is slated to blast off from the Ariane Launch Complex at Kourou, a French territory located along the northeastern coast of South America, at 2:35am IST.
Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian American US Air Force colonel, is among the 11 new NASA graduates who have successfully completed their over two years apos; of basic astronaut training. They are all set to be a part of the space agency apos;s ambitious future missions to the International Space Station, Moon and Mars.
The stock marketers amp; traders are successful investors. They don t become successful overnight, usually. There is a struggle of many years behind this unpredicted stock trade. Indeed, there is several information, and USA Stock Exchange data is available to investors and stockholders. Although Investors can have this data yet, they have to careful while making any piechart of American stock Exchange. Many investors keep their eyes on the written reports of a company because their investment is concerning to there annual income.MGM Resorts International, NYSE: MGM) closed at 32.91$ in the latest trading session on marking a 0.06% from the preceding day. Let s also look quickly at some analyst views on company shares.
Salka Viertel was a recently naturalized American when Hitler ''s war began, having arrived from Berlin on a visitor visa in Hollywood with her husband during one of the earlier waves of emigrating filmmakers, in 1928. She became a proud and grateful U.S. citizen in February of 1939, only months before the official outbreak of war in Europe on Sept. 1 of that year. It was her very Europeanness that had alerted her early on to the growing conflagration across the Atlantic, well before Hitler took power in 1933. She had been raised in a well heeled Jewish family in a garrison town in Galicia called Sambor, on the fringes of the Austro Hungarian Empire, where she 'd been born in 1889. And she came of age as an actress on the stages of many European cities, most notably Weimar era Berlin. Long before the advent of National Socialism made anti Semitism official state policy in Germany, Salka Viertel was quite familiar with its lethal intentions. Thus after 1933 she was extra sympathetic to the attempts of the panicked human beings who began to launch themselves desperately, in any way they could, toward the possibility of safety in America.An estimated ten thousand refugees from Germany and Austria settled in greater Los Angeles between 1933 and 1941, a significant part of ”the most complete migration of artists and intellectuals in European history ” up to that time, according to California historian Kevin Starr. Members of Salka Viertel ''s own family were among those refugees, as were hundreds of her friends and many more strangers. In Santa Monica, she made it her mission to provide a refuge for them in her own home and to absorb them into her social and professional network, all to help them survive in a wholly unfamiliar new world.
In accordance with the statistics, the majority of the children are drinking cow milk on a daily basis. Typically, the fat percentage suggested to parents by health professionals and doctors range from 0.1 to 2 percent. In addition, the instructions on health from the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 2020 state that low fat or fat free milk should be given to children as soon as they cross the age of two. In fact, the consumption of dairy, in general, should be controlled.Guidelines similar to these became popular in the Western world recently due to the global pandemic of obesity which is prevalent in adults as well as in children now. Obesity in children is particularly a problem since it raises the risk for children as young as three to have conditions that are usually associated with older adults including diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and heart diseases.
Washington D.C. (USA), Dec 29 (ANI): A study of nine trials of 7,50,000 people showed a reduced risk of seven types of cancers with the amount of physical activity during leisure time. Many types of cancer have a relationship of 'dose response' from the seven cancers identified in the report.The study was conducted by researchers of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and National Cancer Institute from the American Cancer Society and is published in the Journal Clinical Oncology."Physical activity guidelines have largely been based on their impact on chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes," said Alpa Patel, senior scientific director of epidemiology research of the American Cancer Society.The guidelines for activity stated that 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate intensity workout in a week or 1.25 to 2.5 hours of vigorous activity is the ideal amount of physical activity for sustaining a healthy lifestyle.Researchers after the study found engaging in recommended amounts of activity (7.5 to 15 MET hours week) was associated with a statistically significant lower risk of seven of the 15 cancer types studied, with the reduction increasing with more MET hours.Physical activity was associated with a lower risk of colon cancer in men (8 per cent for 7.5 MET hours week; 14 per cent for 15 MET hours week), female breast cancer (6 10 per cent), endometrial cancer (10 18 per cent), kidney cancer (11 17 per cent), myeloma (14 19 per cent), liver cancer (18 27 per cent), and non Hodgkin lymphoma (11 18 per cent in women)."These data provide strong support that these recommended levels are important to cancer prevention, as well," said Patel.The researchers' results have directly supported the activity levels suggested for cancer prevention. (ANI)
Some legislators in the United States want to change the way children play American football, to make it safer.
Mia Khalifa was the most searched actress on adult site Pornhub in 2019 despite her retiring five years ago.The Lebanese American presenter finished runner up to Lana Rhoades, according to the site apos;s latest figures.
My friend got a really positive and huge response when she was at work and ate her meal, Newton says. She said her coworkers would pay for that if someone brought them a healthy, delicious, affordable meal. Related: Chick fil A is the #3 fast food chain in America. Has homophobia paid off?
Madonna has decided that she can ''t go on with her "Madame X " tour in North America, but has yet to rule out upcoming European dates.
In 2019, Kit Harington hosted the famous American late night television show Saturday Night Live. The show is based on sketch comedy and is a variety show. Kit hosted the show along with singer and songwriter Sara Beth Bareilles. The comic show also featured few other cast members of Game of Thrones as they were placed in the audience to support Kit ''s comic act.
Introduction: A Tale Of Two First Classes How To Redeem Miles For Cathay Pacific First Class Review: American Airlines 757 Business Class Review: American Flagship Lounge Dallas DFW Review: American Flagship First Dining Dallas DFW Review: American 777 300ER First Class Review: Cathay Dragon A330 Business Class Review: Cathay Dragon A330 First Class Review: Cathay Pacific 777 300ER First ClassFlagship First Dining is American ''s most exclusive lounge facility, and I was looking forward to checking out the DFW location, which is the last one I hadn ''t yet visited.
According to sources familiar with the interactions, Obama has been talking up Warren in conversations with donors who are hesitant to support a candidate running a campaign that ''s critical of Wall Street and America ''s billionaire class. ”He obviously thinks she ''s very smart, ” one Democratic donor told The Hill. ”He thinks her policy ideas matter. And I think he sees her running the campaign with the most depth. ”
The group s development team on its website no longer includes Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa region, only the Americas, Latin America amp; Caribbean.Dream first established an Asia Pacific development team in Bangkok in early 2017. Its presence in Asia was dampened by last week ''s news that the developer of Dream Phuket Hotel amp; Spa, Singapore based Castlewood Group, is in liquidation. The hotel opened in November 2015 under a franchise agreement which also called for 20 Dream Hotels over the next 10 years.
Introduction: A Tale Of Two First Classes How To Redeem Miles For Cathay Pacific First Class Review: American Airlines 757 Business Class Review: American Flagship Lounge Dallas DFW Review: American Flagship First Dining Dallas DFW Review: American 777 300ER First Class Review: Cathay Dragon A330 Business Class Review: Cathay Dragon A330 First Class Review: Cathay Pacific 777 300ER First ClassWhile my flight to Hong Kong was only departing at 10:40AM, I got to the airport at around 4:30AM, so that I could get to the Flagship Lounge right when it opened (so that I could photograph it while it was still empty).
American Airlines filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines in Texas federal court yesterday over trademark infringement. American is accusing Delta of confusing customers by adopting the term ;Flagship.;American has used the term "Flagship " as a trademark for their "premium air service " (LOL) since the 1930s, claiming that Delta only adopted the term in 2017.
Key point: For the time being, the MLRS still provides an effective rocket system for U.S. armored units. On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers were taken prisoner. Many of them, arms thrust upward in a sign of surrender, said one thing when they were taken into custody: No more steel rain. For weeks before the ground attack, these men had been systematically pummeled by the entire range of weaponry available to their opponents B 52 bombing strikes, air attacks using tons of precision smart weapons, plus many more thousands of tons of traditional unguided bombs and rockets. Added to this was the close air support of fighter bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Artillery barrages dropped down on them by the dozens and hundreds, adding yet another level to the pounding they received. The cries of no more steel rain applied to none of these, however. Instead, it was the nickname of a deadly new artillery weapon seeing its debut in combat: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. Batteries of these weapons had been deployed to the Gulf with U.S. and British forces, who used them to blanket their target areas with hundreds of rockets releasing thousands of explosive submunitions, or bomblets, that devastated armored vehicles, trucks, equipment, and men. Volleys of rockets pounded the hapless Iraqi troops and paved the way for the sweeping infantry and armor assaults that followed. The MLRS proved itself alongside such other late Cold War weapons as the M1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and AH64 Apache helicopter. Like these weapons, the MLRS had its origins in the 1970s development programs of the post Vietnam era. The MLRS Concept Takes Shape During the late 1960s and early 1970s, America s involvement in the Vietnam War drew most of the focus away from the traditional enemies of the time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. As the United States gradually withdrew from the conflict in Asia, its attention once again returned to Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Army was not happy encountering the Russians new claws. The Soviets had taken advantage of America s distraction to build up its conventional forces to unprecedented levels. The Warsaw Pact now sat across the Iron Curtain with tens of thousands of new tanks, armored vehicles, cannons, and rocket artillery pieces. Artillery had always weighed heavily in Soviet planning, and they now had new, longer ranged cannons than most comparable American weapons. The disparity in rocket artillery was even more one sided. Soviet tactics used barrages of thousands of rockets fired from truck mounted multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) such as the BM 21. American artillery was only scantily supplied with rocket launchers, many of them left over from World War II. With some exceptions, U.S. planners heavily favored cannon artillery, primarily for its relative accuracy. Rockets at that time were considered area fire weapons; that is, they were fired en masse at an area of ground where the enemy was thought to be, rather than at a point target such as a bunker or trenchline. Existing rockets simply were not accurate enough for such pinpoint work, although they packed quite a punch and tended to have a terrifying psychological effect on the enemy. The Soviets were willing to saturate a target area with rockets, figuring that some, at least, would find their mark. For American artillerists, weaned on the concepts of accuracy and economy of expenditure in ammunition, large scale use of indiscriminate rockets simply was not palatable. A number of occurrences changed that mindset. In 1973, the Arab Israeli War broke out. Attrition rates in that conflict were far higher than expected, greater than any possible rate of replacement for lost armor and aircraft. One of the more effective Israeli tactics had been to hit enemy Surface to Air Missile (SAM) sites with MRLs. The American military establishment noted this. It also noted that in the event of war in Europe, NATO would have to fight outnumbered against a well equipped enemy in intense, destructive combat. After long debate, the U.S. Army finally wrote a requirement for a new rocket launcher in March 1974, calling it the GSRS, or General Support Rocket System. It would be used to engage enemy air defenses and for counterbattery fire, neutralizing opposing artillery. The new launcher would have long range and massive firepower, freeing the cannon units to provide close support to the infantry and armor. Several NATO allies, including the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany, were consulted and agreed to collaborate on the project. Since the Europeans already had looked at a similar system independently, their name was adopted, changing GSRS to MLRS. Design and Development Actual development began in September 1977, undertaken by the Boeing and Vought Aerospace companies, which beat out three other competitors for the contract. Development continued into the 1980s and eventually became the highest priority for the Field Artillery School, which considered it the Army s most spectacular new weapons system. After initial testing proved successful, the MLRS was adopted, with the first production models, designated M270, arriving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in August 1982. The first operational battery of M270s was formed in March 1983, and the new unit was sent to West Germany the following September. These batteries were composed of three platoons of three launchers each, a total of nine launchers per battery. By 1987, 25 such batteries were in service. The basic M270 was a self propelled armored vehicle that mated two main subcomponents: the Launcher Loader Module (LLM) containing the rocket pods and the hardware needed to load and unload them and the carrier vehicle, essentially an enlarged version of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle chassis. The vehicle was not quite 23 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. It weighed 52,990 pounds ready for combat. The three man crew sat in a cab above the engine compartment. This cab was armored to protect against small arms fire and artillery fragments. The engine was a Cummins 8 cylinder diesel developing 500 horsepower for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 483 kilometers. Directly behind the cab was the LLM, which carried two pods of six rockets each, one next to the other. For firing, the LLM raised and rotated to point to the vehicle s side. It could fire single rockets or any number up to its full load of 12 within 60 seconds. The crew consisted of a crew chief, gunner, and driver. The crew chief commanded the vehicle, oversaw firing operations, and performed checks of the other two crewmen. The gunner operated a firing panel to aim and fire the rockets at selected targets. The M270 s computer calculated the data for the rocket s direction of fire, point of impact, and range; these calculations were based on information received digitally via radio or entered manually by the gunner. The driver operated the M270 and performed maintenance. The heart and purpose of the M270 were its munitions. The basic rocket was the M26, with a range of 32 kilometers. It carried 644 grenade sized submunitions. A single M270 could blanket a 600 square meter area with 7,728 bomblets, devastating to men, material, and light vehicles, with a limited effect on armored vehicles. One battery of MLRS firing a complete volley of 108 rockets had the equivalent firepower of 33 battalions of cannon artillery. These rockets were packaged in pods of six rounds each. Rockets were only part of the picture, however. The M270 also fired the M39 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, each launcher carrying two missiles in place of the normal 12 rockets. The ATACMS carried 950 bomblets and had a range of 165 kilometers, giving MLRS the ability to range deep in enemy territory, hitting command posts, logistics depots, air defenses, and assembly areas for advancing units. ATACMS started development in 1985 and was rushed into service for Desert Storm. The MLRS Doctrine The doctrine for the use of MLRS sought to take advantage of its mobility and firepower. To avoid the expected Soviet counterbattery fire, M270s would spread out individually and hide themselves until needed for a mission. The launcher would then move to a firing position, launch its rockets, and immediately move away, hopefully before the Soviets could calculate the launch point using radar and fire on it. The M270 crew would then proceed to a reloading point, load fresh rocket pods, and move to a completely new hiding position near a different firing point. This would prevent the enemy from destroying the valuable launchers as they poured volley after volley into the advancing Soviet armored hordes. Fortunately for all concerned, such combat never happened before the Cold War came to an end. Instead, the MLRS would be called upon in the deserts of the Middle East. When the Iraqi Army conquered Kuwait in 1990, hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, first to defend against further Iraqi aggression and then to free Kuwait from its occupiers. They took with them 89 MLRS launchers. The baptism of fire for the M270 came on January 17, 1991. That day, Battery A of the 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery was traveling west on a highway called Tapline Road, en route to an assembly area. At 1620 hours, an order came to fire its ATACMS missiles at SAM sites that posed a danger to planned B 52 air strikes. Although it took several hours to coordinate clear airspace for the missile s trajectories, at 0042 on January 18, two missiles roared from their launchers, destroying both SAM sites. Battery A fired six more missiles that day targeting more of the Iraqi air defense network. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved