The term express is still in use today, and is applied to rifles, ammunition, and a type of iron sight. With the widespread adoption of small bore, high velocity rifle cartridges, the meaning of express has shifted in modern usage, and refers to high velocity, large bore rifles and ammunition, typically used for hunting large or dangerous game at close range.
The name originates with a rifle built by James Purdey in 1856 (based on a pattern established a year earlier by William Greener) and named the Express Train, a marketing phrase intended to denote the considerable velocity of the bullet it fired. It was not the first rifle or cartridge of this type but it was Purdey's name express that stuck.
The Ekspress series of communication satellites (industry code 11F639) was developed by the satellite company NPO PM as a replacement for the old Gorizont series of comsats. The first satellite of the series, Ekspress 1, was launched in 1994. It had a mass of 2.5 tons, 17 channels and an operational lifetime of at 5–7 years.
Starting in the mid-1990s, NPO PM started to make significant effort to close the technology gap between Russian and Western communication satellites. Cooperation with the French company Alcatel (now Thales Alenia Space) was begun in 1995. The first satellite of a new second series, Ekspress A-1, had 12 Alcatel-built transponders. It was lost in a rocket failure in 1999, but a replacement, Ekspress A-2 was successfully launched in March, 2000.
"Zulu" is a 1981 dance single by British duo The Quick. "Zulu" was their most successful of three singles the group placed on the dance chart. The single went to number one for two weeks in October 1981. "Zulu" also peaked at number sixty on the R&B singles chart.
Pillow Pals were a line of plush toys made by Ty, Inc. during the 1990s. The toys were given their name because they were soft like a pillow, and were made with children in mind. Though many of them resembled certain Beanie Babies, those that did not share names with their Beanie Baby counterparts. Such Pillow Pals saw a decline in popularity in the late 1990s with the introduction of Beanie Buddies, which were also larger versions of various Beanie Babies. In January 1999, all Pillow Pals were redesigned, and their colors were changed. This line did not sell well, and was discontinued by Ty around the end of the year. Today, PillowPals LLC takes children's drawings and replicates them into 3D pillows.
The two Zulu princes who were involved in a car accident on Thursday on their way home to attend the court case over the throne in Pretoria are said to be on the mend ... “The Zulu Royal Household must know that they are not alone in this moment of anxiety, and we take this opportunity to express our solidarity with them during this time.
In a startling revelation that has left social media abuzz, controversial sangoma Gogo Maweni has taken the internet by storm after a video of her in tears discussing her former lover, football star Siyabonga Zulu, went viral ... In the emotional video clip, Maweni opened up about her past relationship with Zulu, expressing her deep regrets.
At the death of King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu in 2021, a delegation from AfriForum went to express condolences to the Zulu royal family ...Buthelezi thanked us and continued by narrating the good relations and co-operation that existed between the Zulu and the Afrikaner cultural ...
The ‘Love Is In The Air’ hitmaker in a previous interview with City Press, expressed that her grandfather was “woke” amid criticism she received for wearing ibheshu (traditional Zulu attire commonly worn by men) at a ceremony celebrating her grandfather’s 90th birthday.
When Bambaataa began hosting his legendary ZuluNation block parties in 1977, the South Bronx, N.Y., native and Black Spades warlord intended the gatherings to provide a peaceful environment for fellow former gang members looking for a positive outlet.
Over the weekend, rapper Big >Zulu hosted his eagerly anticipated celebrity soccer game at the University of Johannesburg’s AW MullerStadium... Big Zulu took to Instagram to express his gratitude at the support and congratulate the Gospel team ... A post shared by Big Zulu (@bigzulu_sa).
SA hockey player and Red Bull ambassador Onthatile Zulu... An ambitious go-getter, Zulu, 23, is the definition of dynamite in a small package, with her bubbly energy and infectious smile ... Zulu expressed gratitude for her support structure and team-mates who helped her to retain her position on the national women’s team and graduate from university.
Until recently, a Zulu speaker who spotted an iCape gannet would have no choice but to refer to the majestic seabird by its unedifying “zulufied” name. But now the gannet, which can plunge into the ocean at speeds of up to 120km/h when hunting sardines, finally has a Zulu name that does it justice ...It’s got a good meaning for Zulu-speaking people.”.
The Zulu traditional prime minister on Friday shared his concerns with traditional leaders regarding the appointment of Chief Thanduyise Mzimela to the Ingonyama Trust board. EMPANGENI - PrinceMangosuthu Buthelezi has expressed his difficulty of serving as traditional prime minister of the Zulu monarchy.
Umemulo is a traditional Zulu coming-of-age ceremony for women ... Dlamini, a proud Zulu woman, shared a picture of herself and Mbhele. She also expressed how happy she was to be welcoming her into womanhood ... Mbhele shared pictures from her big day on her own Instagram account and expressed how her heart was full.