WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other female lawmakers cheer during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. A group of female Democratic lawmakers chose to wear white to the speech in solidarity with women and a nod to the suffragette movement. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Ocasio-Cortez hopes to ‘break this fourth wall’ by responding to ‘bad-faith attacks’
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Use of UAS for journalism and other civilian purposes in the region is facing the same regulatory challenges which are delaying their widespread deployment in the U.S. Although the Kenyan government has not yet established a regulatory framework for civilian UAS, it has indefinitely grounded both the Flying Donkey Challenge (a high-profile, Swiss-funded competition to develop flying robots which are capable of carrying heavy cargo over long distances) and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s wildlife surveillance drone. Similarly, earlier this year, the South African Civil Aviation Authority announced a “clampdown” on civilian UAS, a warning that some observers believe has chilled this nascent industry. However, it is promising that the South African government has stated that it is “cognizant of the urgent need and demand for UAS usage” and that it will be releasing an interim guidance document by … [Read more...] about Drones Over Kenya and South Africa?
Obama, on his first visit to Africa since stepping down as president, on Monday praised President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga for cooperating following a last year's disputed presidential election. … [Read more...] about Barack Obama makes first post-presidency visit to Kenya
In case of the fault of the two crashes falls into the airplane’s design, Boeing may spend at least $500 million to revise the error, and the fixing time may fluctuate between three and six months, according to analysis expert Ronald Epstein from Bank of America. Thus, revising the error could lead to Boeing losing a year of sizable profit on the aircraft. … [Read more...] about Local airlines reconsider Boeing 737 MAX orders
A study in 2010, reported by the journal Science, put it 21st out of all nations for quantity of waste being dumped in the sea – with 254,770 tonnes, only just behind the United States, a vastly bigger economy with many times more people and coastline. … [Read more...] about Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law