The Tour will take place from May to July 2009, with 7 provincial games being played alongside the 3 match test series.
Match 1 - 30 May - Highveld XV - Rustenburg
Match 2 - 3 June - Golden Lions - Johannesburg
Match 3 - 6 June - Free State Cheetahs - Bloemfontein
Match 4 - 10 June - Natal Sharks - Durban
Match 5 - 13 June - Western Province - C...
The cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized 13 January 2012 off the island of Isola del Giglio, having leftthe port of Civitavecchia earlier that evening at the beginning of a seven-day cruise around the Mediterranean.
The ship finally came to rest in about 25 fathoms (150 ft; 46 m) of water at an angle of heel of about 80°. The ship has a 50-metre (160 ft) gash on ...
This ship is being unloaded at the Port of Ayr. The white powder (possibly fertiliser or soda ash) is being loaded into trucks. They can be seen waiting beside the ship and to the south. It is a dry day and they are using water spray to keep the dust down.
Smiling Budda Nuclear Test - India's First Nuclear Test
Test: Smiling Buddha
Time: 8:05, May 18, 1974 (IST)
Location: Pokhran, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
27.095 deg N, 71.752 E
Test Height and Type:
Underground, -107 m
Yield: 8 kt (12-13 kt claimed)
The apparent nuclear test was conducted at 10:36 a.m. (1:36 a.m. GMT) in Hwaderi near Kilju city, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing defense officials.
-> The force of the blast was five to 15 kilotons.
-> The U.S. Geological Survey Web site recorded a light 4.2-magnitude earthquake in North Korea at 10:35 a.m., about 385 kilometers (240 miles) northeast of the North Korean...
Spanish military fortress, built between 1747 and 1774, bastion of defense of the port of Callao from the pirate and corsairs. It was the last defense wall during the independence of Peru. Designed by Luis Godín according to the plans of the Vaudan School that dominated the military art of the time. It possesses 70 thousand square meters of area, has pentagonal shape, 5 ramparts, walls, cord, r...
SS Red Oak Victory is a World War II Victory ship preserved as a museum ship in Richmond, California. It was one of 534 Victories built during World War II, but one of only a few of these ships to be transferred from the Merchant Marine to the United States Navy. It was named after Red Oak, Iowa, which suffered a disproportionate number of casualties in early World War II battles. The ship was ...
USS Essex (LHD-2) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship built at what is now Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and commissioned on 17 October 1992 while moored at North Island NAS beside the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). It is the fifth ship named for Essex County, Massachusetts. Dick Cheney, then the Secretary of Defense in the first Bush Administration, spoke at the commis...