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.
Social DevelopmentMinister Lindiwe Zulu said those who had applied previously for the R350SRD grant would need to apply again ... Zulu said she was pleased that this time the grant would also go to unemployed caregivers ... We have to be accountable with the money that has to go out,” Zulu said.
ZuluKing Misuzulu KaZwelithini has called for the violence and looting between Zulus and Indians to come to an end with “immediate effect,” news agency PTI reported ...Addressing the Zulu people’s dissatisfaction with the imprisonment of Zuma, KaZwelithini on Wednesday said that violence is “not the right way of expressing” it.
The King of the Zulu nation, South Africa's largest ethnic group, asked his tribespeople on Wednesday to refrain from violence and looting after days of widespread riots in the country ...King Zulu said violence and looting was not the right way to express disappointment for Zuma's imprisonment.
In what perhaps is one of the more insightful conversations of my young life, I listened to a young activist express his worry about the rate at which Zulu nationalism was rising in Durban’s informal settlements ... What scares me is that we will continue to ignore the expression of Zulu nationalism recently on display.
As the battle for the Zulu throne rages on and the decisive court hearing approaches, PrinceMangosuthu Buthelezi has spoken out, expressing his dismay at the “RoyalRebels” - led by PrincessThembi Zulu-Ndlovu ... “It is also averred that Prince Simakade Zulu is the rightful heir to the throne.
In a council meeting held at the Wembezi multipurpose centre in Estcourt, an IFP councillor, only referred to as Zulu, allegedly attacked ANC female councillor Samkelisiwe Khumalo and also allegedly swore at and threatened to assault ANC councillor Thuli Shandu in a council sitting on Monday.
Durban - Prince Simakade Zulu, the ... Speaking on Wednesday, Prince Simakade said the question as to who would be heir to the throne was an exclusive prerogative of the Zulu royal family ... I have not expressed a wish or desire to be heir to the position of monarch of the Zulu nation.
Princesses Ntandoyenkosi Zulu and Ntombizosuthu Zulu-Duma also want the execution of the last will of King Goodwill to be suspended ... also infringed upon my right as a member of the Zulu royal family to express my thoughts, opinions and beliefs as who should be isilo [king].”.
DURBAN - PRINCEMangosuthu Buthelezi has dismissed as a “knee-jerk reaction” the KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s suggestion that he, as the traditional prime minister to the ZuluMonarchy, had acted without information when he expressed concerns around the security of newly appointed King Misuzulu kaZwelithini ...Majesty better protection ... firstname.lastname@example.org.