Era Television is a nationwide cable TV network in Taiwan, operated by ERA Communications Inc. established in October 1996. Era TV operates three commercial cable television channels: Era News Much TV Azio TV List of Taiwanese television series Era TV official website
Era Istrefi is a Kosovar singer and songwriter. She gained international recognition following the release of her single "BonBon" in 2016, which drew comparisons to the works of Barbadian artist Rihanna and Australian singer Sia. Istrefi has released a number of singles in both English. Following the song's success she signed to American record labels Sony Music and Ultra Music one month later. In 2017, she won the European Border Breakers Award. In 2018, she featured as one of the musicians in the FIFA World Cup song "Live It Up" along with Nicky Jam and Will Smith, she cooperated with other artists, such as French Montana and Konshens. Era Istrefi was born on 4 July 1994 in Kosovo, her parents are a Kosovo Albanian singer during the 1980s and 1990s. Following her father's death in 2004, her mother left her career in entertainment, her sister Nora Istrefi is a singer. Istrefi made her debut in her native country in 2013 with "Mani Për Money" releasing material sung in Gheg Albanian—featuring English phrases.
A few months she released a follow-up recording, "A Po Don?", promoted with a music video. Her third single "E Dehun"—was filmed in desecrated orthodox church. Upon its release, "E Dehun" assured Istrefi three Videofest Awards, including one for "Best New Artist". In December 2014, the singer made the pop ballad "13"—which was produced in the United States—available for consumption, its accompanying music video was viewed 200,000 times within 24 hours on YouTube, which resulted in it being featured in V Magazine. That year, she expressed her support of LGBT rights, she received Albanian citizenship in 2016. Istrefi experienced international recognition with her single "BonBon", released on 31 December 2015 together with a music video shot in Kosovo; the song became an immediate success. Additionally, the singer began gaining support from American actress Chloë Grace Moretz, various publications referred to her as the "Rihanna and Sia of Kosovo". In February 2016, Istrefi signed to American labels Sony Music Ultra Music.
It was reported that Istrefi will record her upcoming debut studio album in collaboration with RCA Records. In June 2016 an English version of "Bonbon" was released. On 24 February 2017, Istrefi released a new single, titled "Redrum", which features producer Felix Snow. Few months on 29 September, Istrefi released another new single, titled "No I Love Yous", in collaboration with French Montana. On May 21, 2018 it was announced that Istrefi had joined with Will Smith and Nicky Jam to release the Official FIFA World Cup Song on 25 of May. Era performed the official song "Live It Up" alongside Hollywood actor and rapper Will Smith and American singer Nicky Jam at the closing ceremony of World Cup 2018. Istrefi received criticism from the Serbian Orthodox Church after the release of the music video for her third single "E Dehun"; the video depicted a semi-nude woman dancing around the demolished Church of Christ the Saviour, Pristina. The Serbian Orthodox Church called her actions "demonic" and "blasphemous".
Astrit Ismaili reacted to the controversial act, citing that there was no intention to offend Serbians and that he had the permission to shoot the video in the entrance of the church
Era is an unincorporated community in Cooke County, United States. It's a small farming town in the southwest portion of the county. Era was founded in 1878, after Judge J. M. Lindsay donated 6 acres for a school; the town was named for the daughter of an early settler. Today, the community of Era has a school, post office, volunteer fire department, 2 mechanic shops, a welding shop, a hair cutting salon, a feed store and a convenience store with a Subway. About 7 miles west of Era, there is the Liberman Broadcasting Tower Era, one of earth's tallest structures, as of May 2007 was the tallest structure in Texas; the tower is named for its proximity to Era, though it is much closer to Leo. The Era Independent School District serves area students; the climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Era has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps
Exobiology Radiation Assembly
Exobiology Radiation Assembly was an experiment that investigated the biological effects of space radiation, on board the European Retrievable Carrier, an unmanned 4.5 tonne satellite with a payload of 15 experiments. It was an astrobiology mission developed by the European Space Agency, it was launched 31 July 1992 by STS-46 - Space Shuttle Atlantis, put into an orbit at an altitude of 508 km. EURECA was retrieved on 1 July 1993 by STS-57- Space Shuttle Endeavour and returned to Earth for further analysis; the general goal of the experiment was to study the response of dehydrated and metabolically dormant microorganisms and cellular constituents to the dehydrating conditions of outer space, in some cases in combination with irradiation by solar UV light. The Exobiology Radiation Assembly provided information on the exposure of invertebrates and organic molecules to long-term exposure to outer space conditions, such as ultraviolet radiation, cosmic radiation and vacuum. Spores of different strains of Bacillus subtilis and the Escherichia coli plasmid pUC19 were exposed to selected conditions of space.
After the 11 months lasting mission, their responses were studied in terms of survival, mutagenesis in the his or lac locus, induction of DNA strand breaks, efficiency of DNA repair systems, the role of external protective agents. The data were compared with those of a running ground control experiment: The survival of spores treated with the vacuum of space, however shielded against solar radiation, is increased, if they are exposed in multilayers and/or in the presence of glucose as protective. All spores in "artificial meteorites", i.e. embedded in clays or simulated Martian soil, are killed. Vacuum treatment leads to an increase of mutation frequency in spores, but not in plasmid DNA. Extraterrestrial solar ultraviolet radiation is mutagenic, induces strand breaks in the DNA and reduces survival substantially. Action spectroscopy confirms results of previous space experiments of a synergistic action of space vacuum and solar UV radiation with DNA being the critical target; the decrease in viability of the microorganisms could be correlated with the increase in DNA damage.
The purple membranes, amino acids and urea were not measurably affected by the dehydrating condition of open space, if sheltered from solar radiation. Plasmid DNA, suffered a significant amount of strand breaks under these conditions. Bion BIOPAN Biosatellite program EXPOSE List of microorganisms tested in outer space O/OREOS OREOcube Tanpopo
European Robotic Arm
The European Robotic Arm is a robotic arm to be attached to the Russian segment of the International Space Station. It will be the first robot arm able to work on the Russian space station segments, will supplement the two Russian Strela cargo cranes that are installed on the Pirs module; the ERA is assembled by Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands. The ERA has several interesting features. Most prominent are its ability to'walk' around the exterior of the Russian segments of the station under its own control, moving hand-over-hand between pre-fixed basepoints, its ability to perform many tasks automatically or semi-automatically, thereby freeing its operators to do other work. Specific tasks of ERA include: Installation and deployment of solar arrays Replacement of solar arrays Inspection of the station Handling of payloads Support of astronauts during space walksThe International Space Station features three robotic arms, the first being the Canadarm2, but because the Russian grapple fixtures are different, that arm and Dextre can only be used on the Zarya module of the Russian segment.
The third arm is fixed on the Japanese Experiment Module, the Remote Manipulator System uses a similar grapple fixture to Canadarm2. Because all Russian and European spacecraft dock automatically there is no need to manipulate spacecraft on the Russian segment so the European arm is half the length and less powerful than Canadarm2. Developed for the European Space Agency by a number of European space companies, with Dutch Space as prime contractor and subcontractors in 8 countries, the robot arm will be launched by a Proton rocket, along with the MLM, in 2018 to be put to work in space by the ISS crew. In 2010, a spare elbow joint for the arm was launched preemptively, attached to the Mini-Research Module 1; the MLM will serve as home base for ERA. Astronauts can control the robot from both outside the space station. Control from inside the space station uses a laptop, which shows a model of the ERA and its surroundings. Control from outside the space station uses a specially-designed interface that can be used while in a spacesuit.
Two'limbs': symmetrical arm sections made of carbon fibre 5 metres long Two identical gripper mechanisms capable of transferring data, power or mechanical actuation to payloads Two wrists with three joints each One elbow joint One central control computer within the arm Four camera and lighting units 2005 - final qualification and delivery to the customer May 2010 - STS-132 - preemptive launch of a spare elbow joint with 2 limbs for ERA to the International Space Station Summer 2020- Launch of ERA with the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module on a Proton-M rocket Total length - 11.3 metres Launch Mass - 630 kilograms Maximum payload mass - 8,000 kilograms Maximum Tip Speed - 0.1 metres per second Tip Positioning accuracy - 5 millimetres Canadarm, used on the Space Shuttle Mobile Servicing System known by its primary component the Canadarm2, used on the ISS The Remote Manipulator System, used on the ISS module Kibo Dextre known as the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, used on the ISS Strela, a crane used on the ISS to perform similar tasks as the Mobile Servicing System European Robotic Arm - ESA's description and specifications of the arm from July 2004 ERA - Description, with photos, from Dutch Space
Eastham Rake railway station
Eastham Rake railway station is a railway station serving the village of Eastham on the Wirral Peninsula, England. It is situated on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network 8 1⁄2 miles south west of Liverpool Lime Street; the station is new, having opened to passengers in 1995. The station is staffed, during all opening hours, has platform CCTV. There is a vending machine and a booking office. There are arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information; each of the two platforms has sheltered seating. There is a free car park with 101 spaces, a cycle rack with 6 spaces, a secure cycle locker with 44 spaces. Access to the station booking office is on the pavement. Access to each of the two platforms is by a stepped ramp; this allows easy access for passengers with wheelchairs or prams. Trains operate every 15 minutes between Chester and Liverpool on weekdays and Saturdays until late evening when the service becomes half-hourly, as it is on Sundays. Additionally there is Ellesmere Port all day, every day.
Northbound trains operate via Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. Southbound the next station is Hooton, where the lines to Chester and Ellesmere Port divide; these services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 508 EMUs. Mitchell, Vic. Chester to Birkenhead. Middleton Press. Figs. 41-43. ISBN 9781908174215. OCLC 811323335. Train times and station information for Eastham Rake railway station from National RailStation information for Eastham Rake railway station from Merseyrail
Corvus Airlines d.b.a. Ravn Alaska is a regional airline that specializes in serving the small communities in the US state of Alaska; the airline is headquartered in Anchorage, home to the primary hub for Ravn, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Corvus Airlines operates all of its flights using the Ravn Alaska brand; the company pronounces its name Ravn like Raven. Hageland Aviation Services and Frontier Flying Service, the sister airlines of Corvus fly under the Ravn brand as Ravn Connect. Hageland Aviation Services operates scheduled passenger flights for Ravn Alaska, while Frontier Flying Service operates cargo and charter services. Ravn has a partnership with Alaska Airlines, allowing passengers to book codesharing flights and allowing passengers on most Ravn flights to earn miles in Alaska's Mileage Plan frequent-flyer program. Corvus Airlines traces its roots back to the founding of Economy Helicopters; the company was founded by Carl Brady, when he flew the first commercial helicopter to Alaska to work on a mapping contract for the U.
S. government. In the years that followed, Economy Helicopters renamed itself Era Helicopters and the company saw most of its business by supporting offshore oil drilling. Era's helicopters supported the efforts to build the Alyeska Pipeline and it was during the construction of the pipeline that the company started its fixed-wing division with DeHaviland Twin Otter and Convair 580 aircraft. After the construction of the pipeline, Era saw an opportunity to scheduled passenger service, which first started in May 1983; the Convair planes were used for service to Valdez, Kodiak and Homer. The Twin Otter fleet was based out of Bethel and operated service to many of the small communities surrounding it. In 1988, Era Helicopters formally changed its name to Era Aviation; the company endured a turbulent transition between December 2004 and December 2006, which saw several changes in ownership, the spinoff of the Era Helicopters division, the company entering and emerging from chapter 11 bankruptcy. In early 2009, HoTH Inc. the holding company that owned Hageland Aviation Services and Frontier Flying Service, purchased Era Aviation.
However, Era Helicopters instead became an independent company. In October 2009, HoTH Inc. acquired Arctic Circle Air Service, a local cargo airline. The combined air group rebranded itself as Era Alaska. In January 2014, the companies were renamed once again in what the company says was an effort to decrease confusion and distinguish it from other companies that are named Era, including the independent Era Helicopters; the combined air group Era Alaska was renamed Ravn Alaska, Era Airlines was renamed Corvus Airlines, while Hageland Aviation Services and Frontier Flying Service would keep their names, they both now operate as Ravn Connect. In August 2016, the New York-based J. F. Lehman and Co. acquired a majority stake in Ravn while the remaining shares were retained by Bob Hajdukovich CEO of the company. Ravn Alaska purchased all of the aircraft and other owned assets of Yute Air on March 5, 2017, as the latter shut down, taking over the Yute Air routes. In January 2018, Ravn Alaska gained from the Federal Aviation Administration approval for a safety management system similar to those implemented by larger airlines in the country.
The Ravn Alaska fleet includes the following aircraft: Convair 580 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300 de Havilland Canada DHC-7 Dash 7 Ravn Alaska offers scheduled service to over 100 Alaskan cities and communities. Among Ravn's newest destinations is regular routes to the Bristol Bay area, the first new destination for the airline in six years; the inaugural flight from Dillingham and King Salmon to Anchorage took-off on February 16, 2018. Beginning on January 14, 2011, Discovery Channel's Flying Wild Alaska showcased Era Alaska's daily operations, it aired until July 2012, totaling 31 episodes over three seasons. November 8, 1997 – Hageland Aviation Flight 500 was a Cessna Caravan 675B crashed. After the NTSB report, investigators determined there were multiple causes of the crash, including icing, weight imbalance and pilot error; the accident killed all crew on board. December 9, 2002 – During a Raytheon Pre-purchase Flight, a Beechcraft 1900C crashed after running into a mountain in western Arkansas.
The accident killed all 3 pilots on board, including Ron Tweto, President of Hageland Aviation Services. January 6, 2011 – A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan passenger plane, registered N715HE, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Kipnuk Airport, AK, USA. None of the four passengers or two crew members were injured; the airplane operated on Hageland flight 161 from Bethel Airport, AK to Kipnuk Airport, AK. October 23, 2013 – A Beechcraft 1900C, operated by Era Aviation experienced a landing gear failure and slid to a stop on its belly at the Homer Airport. No injuries were reported. November 29, 2013 – Four people were killed when Flight 1453 crashed near the village of St. Mary's. Among the fatalities were the pilot, Terry Hanson, 68, three residents of Mountain Village: Rose Polty, 57, Richard Polty, 65, Wyatt Coffee, five months old. Six more passengers were injured; the flight originated from Bethel. August 31, 2016 – A Ravn Connect Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX collided with a Renfro's Alaskan Adventures Piper Super Cub during a flight from Russian Mission Airport to Marshall Airport in Alaska.
The five people on board the two aircraft lost their lives. October 2, 2016 – Three people were killed when a Ravn Alaska Cessna 208B crashed near Togiak, Alaska. There were no survivors. Buffalo Airways (another airline with a reality TV show based around