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.
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1. Make woven grass mats (icansi)Icansi. Picture... Traditionally made by Zulu people, specifically women, woven grass mats are made from the cyperus marginatus or cyperus immensus plants ... 2 ... 3 ... In Zulu culture, the bead-work was a woman's form of expression, with girls making secret messages onto the jewellery for young men whose affection they sought ... 4.
The comedian shared a tribute on Thursday to the late matriarch of his family featuring a silent video of the two posing for a photo. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah shared on social media remembrances of his grandmother, Frances “Gogo” Noah... (Photo ... Continued Noah ... “Hamba kahle” is a Zulu expression of farewell to the dead ... .
The latter was visible in the human desire to relate, self-care and promote general well-being ...Coming together is an ontological phenomenon of the human race, and is common in even other living species ... But the full expression ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, which means “I am because you are, Or I am because we are”, was coined in Zulu ... Neural cells, 3.
Project manager Mailes Zulu said 200 farmers undertaking the project, spread over 14 hectares, have improved their livelihoods after selling the produce to the local communities ... Zulu added the Southern African ... Zulu expressing appreciation of the project by the government.
Ambassador Chen Xiaodong handed the donation to Lindiwe Zulu, minister of social development, on Wednesday in Pretoria... Zulu said South Africa and China are "good partners" and expressed optimism the two will continue with "win-win" situation where they are equal partners regardless of size and economic power.
The heaviest rains in 60 years pummelled Durban’s municipality, eThekwini in Zulu... “Bridges have collapsed. Roads have collapsed ... Photograph ... Earlier the provincial health chief Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu had expressed concern about the huge death toll, telling eNCA television that “mortuaries are under a bit of pressure … however, we are coping” ... .
The heaviest rains in 60 years pummelled Durban's municipality, known as eThekwini ... "Bridges have collapsed. Roads have collapsed ... Earlier the provincial health chief Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu had expressed their "biggest worry" about the huge toll telling eNCA television that "mortuaries are under a bit of pressure, however we are coping" ... ....
The vigilantes had gone door to door demanding to see people’s identity documents after seven people in the township had been murdered the previous weekend ... Dudula translates to “force out” or “knock down” in the Zulu language, and expresses the common purpose of organisations like it – to force out immigrants from other African countries ... .
... that first popularised and renewed anti-immigrant campaigns on social media before finding expression on the ground ... Dudula translates to “force out” or “knock down” in the Zulu language, and expresses the common purpose of organisations like it – to force out African immigrants.
... Lindiwe Zulu. On Sunday, as Vladimir Putin’sRussia was on day three of a “special military operation” that involved shelling residential areas in cities including Kyiv and Kharkiv, Zulu issued a statement expressing her “deep concern about the rapid escalation of conflict”.
There were expectations from traditional leaders, Zulu regiments and supporters of the King in waiting that he would be present in court ... regent of the Zulu nation.Picture ... “His Majesty the King appreciates the support that has been expressed by so many members of the Zulu Nation.