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.
... is to substitute it with the promotion of its opposite - togetherness - as expressed in the African ideology of "Ubuntu" ( - "a person is a person because of others") ... The same ideal, and WMP's point of departure, is expressed by the Zulu maxim ("one hand washes the other").
MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu was speaking during ... Simelane-Zulu said they were still babies born with HIV/Aids ... Simelane-Zulu expressed gratitude to her counterpart, Public Works MEC Peggy Nkonyeni, for intervening when completion of the complex was beset by delays.
Following months of speculations that the queen of the decks DJ Zinhle has found love in the arms of Black motion’s DJ Murdah Bongz, the couple have publicly confirmed their romance ... In the prayer written in Zulu, the star expressed his gratitude to God for the love of his life that is Zinhle. View this post on Instagram ... View this post on Instagram ... .
Free-to-air channel e.tv has once again rubbished claims that Hungani Ndlovu has been fired from their popular daily drama, “Scandal!“. Ndlovu who played the character Romeo Medupe left the show in August ... “Scandal!“ producers Sanele Zulu, Grace Mahlaba, and Ilse van Hemert have expressed their appreciation about Hungani's time on the show, saying ... .
DURBAN - The InkathaFreedom party has expressed shock at the sudden death of ZuluKingGoodwill Zwelithini's eldest son ... "His royal highness prince Lethukuthula Zulu was the eldest child of his majesty the king with his first wife her majesty queen Sibongile MaDlamini," he said ... "This is a painful time for the Zulu nation.
Durban - The ANC Youth League in the eThekwini region has expressed shock at the news of the alleged assassination of local leader Smanga Celimpilo Zulu, who was killed by unknown assailants in KwaMakhutha in the south of Durban this week ... .
Expresses condolences on the death of Dr ... Expresses the condolences of the legislature on the death of Nathaniel Hawthorne "Nat" LaCour, Jr ... Expresses condolences on the death of JulienMariusStokes ... Expresses condolences on the death of Joe A ... Expresses the condolences on the death of George Rainey, oldest elected king of Zulu.
22, 2020, at the age of 68, with her beloved husband and children at her side, after bravely battling numerous simultaneous illnesses ...Laura was a wife, mother and grandmother ... She attended the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg ... She often shared expressions in other languages, like Yiddish, Afrikaans, Hebrew and Zulu ... ....