On 15th May, NASA announced its plans to establish a permanent to semi-permanent human outpost on the Moon by 2024. In a video released on their YouTube channel, titled ‘We are Going’ NASA affirms, “its calling to go further is greater than ever before.” Citing challenges such as overcoming distance, duration, use of local resources, radiation, isolation, gravity, and extreme environments like never before on the lunar surface, the video also introduced some of the technologies currently in the final stage of development, which will be critical to the lunar colonization. Among these is the SLS Rocket, which is set to be the most powerful rocket ever created, ORION, the next generation space capsule designed to measure local lunar environment and function as personal observatories, and reusable landers centered around a new moon orbiting satellite, known as GATEWAY. Much of the project’s machinery is to be delivered by the private sector and contracting firms like SpaceX, which analysts claim is likely an attempt at quickly overcoming moves made by China and India in what is quickly developing into a second space race.⠀
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Luckin Coffee, Starbucks' big rival in China based in Beijing, has announced plans to go public in the United State. Luckin has opened more than 2,300 locations so far across China in the 18 months it's been running, and plans to open another 2,500 by the end of this year, which, if it does, will mean ousting Starbucks as China's biggest coffee chain. The company has not announced when its initial public offering is likely to happen or how much it plans to raise, but has previously raised hundreds of millions dollars from big international investors including Blackrock. Luckin was valued at about $2.9 billion after its most recent fundraising in April. The rapid ascent of this company and its position as Starbucks’ greatest rival in China shows how Chinese upstarts are increasingly rivalling Western brands in one of the world's top consumer markets. Luckin has said that the growth in coffee consumption China to more than 8.7 billion cups last year has boosted it.
The Justice Department has issued a legal opinion in which they claim that the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, lacks the authority to regulate drugs used when executing convicted felons on death row. The opinion, signed by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel, largely indicates that the regulation of drugs used in executions should be controlled by the states, and not the federal government. “The Constitution and numerous federal statutes presuppose that capital punishment will remain available and that the federal government will defer to States over methods of execution,” the opinion says. The DOJ’s opinion on the matter contradicts an earlier decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2013 which upheld a court injunction that allowed the FDA to block the importation of sodium thiopental, a common drug used in executions. The legal opinion also states that the FDA can not regulate other “articles” used in executions such as electric chairs and gas chambers. At this point, it remains unclear whether the DOJ’s stance on the issue will have an immediate effect on the FDA’s current regulatory powers. ⠀
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A New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) operator was killed during a training exercise with American special operations units. On May 7, Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea died in a night exercise taking place in the Ardmore training facility. The facility is almost brand new—inaugurated in 2016. It includes a four-story, all-weather special operations training building, which contains numerous shooting ranges, a top-notch “kill house,” a mock aircraft, and a mock ship’s side for maritime counterterrorism practice, among other features. The facility cost approximately $46 million, a serious investment for the small but highly professional and capable New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). The Chief of the New Zealand Army, Major General John Boswell, said in a statement, “It is with regret that I must inform you of the passing of Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea, a soldier, father, friend, and proud New Zealander. Nick passed away last night after sustaining injuries in an NZSOF training activity.” New Zealand media reported that the NZSAS operators were training alongside an American aviation unit. This could only be the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), which has worked numerous times with international SOF units during the Global War on Terror (GWOT). [...] Read the full story at thenewsrep.com. Download our app as well, available on IOS x Android! .
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