T-6:20...1:48pm...Countdown begins with rocket power up
T-4:55...3:13pm...Start clearing assembly building area
T-4:20...3:48pm...C-band tracking beacon testing
T-3:40...4:28pm...S-band telemetry link checks
T-2:55...5:13pm...Establish blast danger area roadblocks
T-2:15...5:53pm...Clear the pad
T-2:00...6:08pm...T-120 minutes and holding (for 30min)
T-2:00...6:15pm...LIVE NASA Television coverage begins
T-2:00...6:33pm...Launch conductor briefing to team
T-2:00...6:35pm...Readiness poll for fueling
T-1:50...6:48pm...Centaur LOX transfer line chilldown
T-1:43...6:55pm...Begin Centaur liquid oxygen loading
T-1:30...7:08pm...Begin Atlas first stage LOX loading
T-1:25...7:13pm...Centaur LH2 transfer line chilldown
T-1:10...7:28pm...Centaur RL10 engine chilldown
T-1:02...7:36pm...Begin Centaur liquid hydrogen loading
T-0:40...7:58pm...FLight termination system final test
T-0:16...8:22pm...RD-180 engine fuel fill sequence
T-0:04...8:34pm...T-4 minutes and holding (for 10min)
T-0:04...8:37pm...Readiness poll for launch
Monday, 28 January 2013
|New twist for ZoneCasting rollout.|
Harris Broadcasting and Geo-Broadcast Solutions are still awaiting FCC approval for ZoneCasting, their system that uses multiple towers to divide up a station’s coverage area geographically. In the meantime, the companies are releasing a technological twist that uses a similar concept but instead focuses on simulcasting content to improve coverage.
Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness, both at local and global levels. Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length.
Michele Klein-Solomon, IOM Permanent Observer to the United Nations, said, “PLURAL+ videos touch very sensitive issues in a very real way. They look at the realities that people are facing. We like to see young people expressing their profound ideas in a manner that allows the opening of a dialogue.”
Jordi Torrent, UNAOC Project Manager, Media and Information Literacy, added: “PLURAL+ videos fit very well in this very relevant conversation: how to build more inclusive societies where we can all live together in harmony.”
PLURAL+ supports young people’s expression of their opinions by providing them with a variety of media platforms and distribution networks, including broadcasts, video festivals, conferences and events around the world. PLURAL+ also reinforces the firm belief of IOM and UNAOC that youth are powerful and creative agents of social change.
A prestigious international jury will select three winners in each age categories (9-12, 13-17, and 18-25). All the winners will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at the PLURAL + 2013 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media in December 2013.
Mariana Araujo, a member of the PLURAL+ 2012 international jury commented, “For me PLURAL+ is the best link between intercultural dialogue and intergenerational justice. I can't imagine a better way to understand the other but through their own eyes and listen with their ears. With these videos I can internalize their emotions and realities through their stories.”
PLURAL+ 2013 deadline for video submission is 30 June, 2013.
Early submissions are encouraged. Further information, including guidelines, regulations, awards, and the entry form
can be found at the PLURAL+ website at: www.unaoc.org/pluralplus
You can watch PLURAL+ 2012 winners here.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 is due to loft the TDRS-K spacecraft Jan. 29 on a course to geosynchronous orbit where the spacecraft will have a wide view of Earth.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Oxford, Oxfordshire (PRWEB UK) 21 January 2013
EVENTS / FESTIVALS: VAFI - 4th International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin (CROATIA)
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Steve was heard saying listeners could get in contact with the show ‘anytime’, which has lead to a complaint when one person realised the show was not live.
1st CIFEJ International Short Film Script Contest
Short animation or live action film scripts for children and young peopleNo doubt, film script is the most essential element for producing any film, at the same time, a real challenge in the present world; so, CIFEJ, as an international organization, must pay special attention to it. By organizing such event, we expect:
1. To launch a market of ideas and cooperation to upgrade the quality of international cinema for children and young people;
2. To create artistic opportunities for inspiration.
Subject of the Contest:
My classmates and I
With a focus on the needs, wants, and best interests of children and young people
Deadline: Thursday, 7th March 2013
Ilomäentie 2 B 2
FB: Videootit | Videovankkuri
Elokuvat: www.kelaamo.fi/videovankkuri (edu)
Heidi Saramäki +358-50-3385797
Maikki Kantola +358-40-5074487
Sonia Livingstone & Ellen J. Helsper
What do we know of the changing array of opportunities and risks that different children are encountering on the internet? This special issue includes articles exploring diverse dimensions of the EU Kids Online survey based on a detailed, in-home, face-to-face, representative survey of 25,142 children aged 9–16 years old plus one of their parents.
Children's internet use is investigated on two levels, first taking the child as the unit of analysis to examine individual (demographic, psychological) factors and those relating to their socially mediated environment (centred on parental, school and peer relations), and second taking the country as unit of analysis, focusing on factors of socio-economic stratification, regulatory framework, technological infrastructure, education system and cultural values as possible explanations for differences in online use, risk and safety.
As the articles in this issue reveal, the sheer scale of the project permits focused analysis of complex patterns and particular subgroups within the dataset. Thus new findings and conclusions are reached regarding the relation between cyberbullying perpetrators and victims, offline meetings with varieties of online “stranger”, children's strategies for coping with online risks, and ways in which digital skills and parental mediation operate, potentially ameliorating harm. Lessons for theory, cross-national comparison, and research methodology are also identified.
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
EVENTS: Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media Hosts Youth Media Summit in Minneapolis (USA)
Call for Participants for World Perspectives: Minority Voices Study - Session for young media makers, Budapest, 22-28 April
Deadline: February 3rd, 2013, 24:00
'World Perspectives: Minority Voices' will bring together 26 young media makers, from across Europe, to study how the international news media portrays issues affecting minorities, migrants and refugees. Participants will learn through practice based training, to critically analyse different forms of news media and also to further develop their own skills to more effectively participate in the creation of responsible media. In particular, the study session will motivate and enable young media makers to develop strategies to ensure minorities, migrants and refugees are themselves able to influence how issues affecting them are portrayed in the news.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Getting your children to sleep earlier may be as simple as cutting down on screen time during the 90 minutes before bed, according to a new study of more than 2,000 children.
The study, which appears in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics and is published online Monday, highlights the importance of controlling exposure to television or videogames before bedtime. Kids who watch more TV are likely to lie awake longer. Inadequate sleep, the study points out, is also associated with increased aggression, poor concentration and a host of other factors.full article