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first_imgEditor’s note: This is the first installment in a three-part series discussing mental health at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s in recognition of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. After recognizing mental illness as an issue on all three local Holy Cross college campuses, student government leaders decided to address the often stigmatized topic by dedicating this entire week to promoting dialogue about mental health. The student leaders’ efforts coincide with national Mental Illness Awareness Week, which Congress established in 1990 in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ efforts to raise awareness of the issue. Although Saint Mary’s titled its week “Support a Belle, Love a Belle” and Notre Dame titled its week “Irish State of Mind,” the campuses are collaborating on events with the central theme of “We’ve Got Your Back,” Saint Mary’s student body president Kat Sullivan said. “We initially were going to call [the week] ‘You Are Not Alone’ because this is a community issue and something that we can work with as a tri-campus community, but we decided to go with ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ because we thought it really embodies the mission of all three colleges. … We are part of the Order of the Holy Cross community, and I think it is important for us to be there to support our community, no matter what we are facing.”  Lisa Anderson, president of the St. Joseph County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and a community fellow at Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, said college students across the nation face mental health issues because members of this age group are prone to developing mental illnesses. “The age for the onset of mental illness is typically from the teen years through the mid-20s, and stress is a huge contributor to either onset or making things worse in that paradigm,” Anderson said. “You are right at that age because of the development of things within your body that you have no control over.  “Those [things] are naturally happening during those years, and kids are under a lot of stress today. It is a bad combination, in one sense. If you have a vulnerability to some kind of mental illness, the chances of it happening in those years is pretty likely.” Sarah Senseman, Notre Dame student government director of constituent services, said Saint Mary’s sponsorship of Support a Belle, Love a Belle for the last two years served as inspiration for Irish State of Mind, but that inspiration was accompanied by a demand from the Notre Dame student body.  “Support a Belle, Love a Belle gave us the foundation for the week, but then feedback from the students allowed us to add a focus,” Senseman said. “Some students have given us feedback that they are not aware of the resources for mental health on campus. … We want to encourage students to use the campus’ resources more, to talk to each other more and to have a more positive outlook on the resources, which we have very many of.” Stephanie Klotter, Notre Dame student government director of residence life, said the collaborative group made sure events for the week were positive and showed hopeful ways in which people dealing with mental illness could combat the disease. “We thought it was important to show that mental health week is not just a bunch of events talking about depression, schizophrenia and anorexia,” Klotter said. “That would not be uplifting, nor would it be the message we want to send. We wanted to show that there are positive ways to deal with all of those issues – a way to overcome and show that things happen and there is a way to get past it and deal with mental illness in a happy and positive way.” With this goal in mind, the week’s events will appeal to as many people on campus as possible, Notre Dame student body vice president Nancy Joyce said.  “You have the panel for people who want to hear about the issue from their friends’ perspectives, as well as from the perspectives of administrators on campus,” Joyce said. “Then we have a speaker to talk more broadly about mental health for people interested in the issue in that way. Other events, like yoga on the quad, give people yet another opportunity to engage with the issue and to see what resources are available to them. “I think a lot of times, for people who are struggling with issues of mental health, the hardest part is engaging for the first time, so I think the more opportunities there are, then the more likely people who need help or who could use some support will find that somewhere in this six or seven events planned for the week.”  Since this week is a student-run initiative, Anderson said she expects the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community to receive it well.  “Having the students start this dialogue on campus is the best way to get the message across,” she said. “I am a middle-aged mother. I can talk about the issue all I want. I am someone else. I am not them. I am not you. It is someone that is your own age, that is living in the same worldview, that is going to be able to relay this message. It will be more readily received from someone that is in your own circumstance.” Anderson said sponsoring events like this allows people to understand mental illness better as a disease. “Statistics say one out of every four American families either have either a relative or a friend who has some form of mental illness,” she said. “We tend to think of mental illness, unfortunately, as someone who has gone into Sandy Hook [School in Newtown, Conn.] and who has shot a bunch of people.”  But mental illnesses are medical diseases, Anderson said, and many students at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s face some sort of mental health issue.  “If people can understand that probably when you are walking around campus on any given day, one out of the four people you pass may have some form of mental illness, we can become more sensitive to all of our fellow human beings dealing with a mental illness,” Anderson said. “That way, we can improve our communication skills with people, instead of shunning people out.”  This week is about improving communication about mental health issues and ensuring that all students feel welcome in our campus communities, Joyce said.  “People are always there for each other on these campuses,” she said. “We are very family-oriented. … [It’s a] ‘You have been there for me, so I am going to be there for you’ kind of an idea.  “I don’t know if that exists on every college campus, but since it exists here at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross, then I think it is really important that we capitalize on that sense of community to help people that are struggling with mental health issues.” Contact Kaitlyn Rabach at krabac01@saintmarys.edu,Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a three-part series discussing mental health at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s in recognition of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. After recognizing mental illness as an issue on all three local Holy Cross college campuses, student government leaders decided to address the often stigmatized topic by dedicating this entire week to promoting dialogue about mental health. The student leaders’ efforts coincide with national Mental Illness Awareness Week, which Congress established in 1990 in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ efforts to raise awareness of the issue. Although Saint Mary’s titled its week “Support a Belle, Love a Belle” and Notre Dame titled its week “Irish State of Mind,” the campuses are collaborating on events with the central theme of “We’ve Got Your Back,” Saint Mary’s student body president Kat Sullivan said. “We initially were going to call [the week] ‘You Are Not Alone’ because this is a community issue and something that we can work with as a tri-campus community, but we decided to go with ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ because we thought it really embodies the mission of all three colleges. … We are part of the Order of the Holy Cross community, and I think it is important for us to be there to support our community, no matter what we are facing.”  Lisa Anderson, president of the St. Joseph County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and a community fellow at Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, said college students across the nation face mental health issues because members of this age group are prone to developing mental illnesses. “The age for the onset of mental illness is typically from the teen years through the mid-20s, and stress is a huge contributor to either onset or making things worse in that paradigm,” Anderson said. “You are right at that age because of the development of things within your body that you have no control over.  “Those [things] are naturally happening during those years, and kids are under a lot of stress today. It is a bad combination, in one sense. If you have a vulnerability to some kind of mental illness, the chances of it happening in those years is pretty likely.” Sarah Senseman, Notre Dame student government director of constituent services, said Saint Mary’s sponsorship of Support a Belle, Love a Belle for the last two years served as inspiration for Irish State of Mind, but that inspiration was accompanied by a demand from the Notre Dame student body.  “Support a Belle, Love a Belle gave us the foundation for the week, but then feedback from the students allowed us to add a focus,” Senseman said. “Some students have given us feedback that they are not aware of the resources for mental health on campus. … We want to encourage students to use the campus’ resources more, to talk to each other more and to have a more positive outlook on the resources, which we have very many of.” Stephanie Klotter, Notre Dame student government director of residence life, said the collaborative group made sure events for the week were positive and showed hopeful ways in which people dealing with mental illness could combat the disease. “We thought it was important to show that mental health week is not just a bunch of events talking about depression, schizophrenia and anorexia,” Klotter said. “That would not be uplifting, nor would it be the message we want to send. We wanted to show that there are positive ways to deal with all of those issues – a way to overcome and show that things happen and there is a way to get past it and deal with mental illness in a happy and positive way.” With this goal in mind, the week’s events will appeal to as many people on campus as possible, Notre Dame student body vice president Nancy Joyce said.  “You have the panel for people who want to hear about the issue from their friends’ perspectives, as well as from the perspectives of administrators on campus,” Joyce said. “Then we have a speaker to talk more broadly about mental health for people interested in the issue in that way. Other events, like yoga on the quad, give people yet another opportunity to engage with the issue and to see what resources are available to them. “I think a lot of times, for people who are struggling with issues of mental health, the hardest part is engaging for the first time. So I think the more opportunities there are, then the more likely people who need help or who could use some support will find that somewhere in this six or seven events planned for the week.”  Since this week is a student-run initiative, Anderson said she expects the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community to receive it well.  “Having the students start this dialogue on campus is the best way to get the message across,” she said. “I am a middle-aged mother. I can talk about the issue all I want. I am someone else. I am not them. I am not you. It is someone that is your own age, that is living in the same worldview, that is going to be able to relay this message. It will be more readily received from someone that is in your own circumstance.” Anderson said sponsoring events like this allows people to better understand mental illness as a disease. “Statistics say one out of every four American families have either a relative or a friend who has some form of mental illness,” she said. “We tend to think of mental illness, unfortunately, as someone who has gone into Sandy Hook [School in Newtown, Conn.] and who has shot a bunch of people.”  But mental illnesses are medical diseases, Anderson said, and many students at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s face some sort of mental health issue.  “If people can understand that probably when you are walking around campus on any given day, one out of the four people you pass may have some form of mental illness, we can become more sensitive to all of our fellow human beings dealing with a mental illness,” Anderson said. “That way, we can improve our communication skills with people, instead of shunning people out.”  This week is about improving communication about mental health issues and ensuring that all students feel welcome in our campus communities, Joyce said.  “People are always there for each other on these campuses,” she said. “We are very family-oriented. … [It’s a] ‘You have been there for me, so I am going to be there for you’ kind of an idea.  “I don’t know if that exists on every college campus, but since it exists here at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross, then I think it is really important that we capitalize on that sense of community to help people that are struggling with mental health issues.” Contact Kaitlyn Rabach at krabac01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Masked univ students rally at grad rites in HK

first_imgThe protests started over anow-scrapped extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent tomainland China for trial but have evolved into calls for greater democracy andan independent inquiry into complaints of excessive force by police, amongother demands.(Reuters) Graduates wearing masks hold an anti-government rally after their graduation ceremony at a university in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 7. REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON Dressed in formal graduation gowns,many of the students called for the government to respond to protesters’demands that include universal suffrage. HONG KONG – Around 1,000 students,many wearing black masks, attended a graduation ceremony at the ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong.  The students on Thursday defied a banon masks that the government imposed last month in a bid to curb unrest thathas rocked the Chinese-ruled city for over five months.last_img read more

Betfred.com renews casino supplier partnership with Playtech

first_img Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Related Articles Mor WeizerUpdating the market, FTSE-listed gambling technology provider Playtech Plc (Playtech) has informed investors that UK independent bookmaker Betfred has extended its online casino platform lead supplier agreement for Betfred.com until 2020.In May 2016, Betfred governance surprised industry observers by announcing that it would move its digital platform’s for sports betting and igaming services to GVC Holdings’ newly acquired bwin.party platform, agreeing a 10-year services agreement.However, entering 2017 both Betfred and GVC issued a statement that the platform partnership had been terminated by mutual consent. At the time Betfred stated that it would continue to be serviced by Playtech for igaming services and GTECH (IGT) for its sports betting provisions.Today’s announcement, sees Playtech continue its ‘decade long’ casino platform supplier agreement with Betfred. Rakesh Chablani, Managing Director, Betfred.com, commented on the extension: “Agreeing today’s extension is a great way to start 2017. Playtech are one of our most important partners and enable us to offer our players the industry’s leading gaming experience.”Playtech CEO Mor Weizer was pleased to have secured the services renewal with Betfred, stating: “We’re delighted to have agreed this renewal with Betfred, one of our key partners and licensees. I’m also very pleased on a personal note. Betfred was one of the first contracts I put together when I joined Playtech more than 10 years ago so to agree this with them until beyond 2020 is fantastic news.” Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

Tony Joeglal, Euro Payment Group: Local customisation key as new ways to play emerge

first_img BetterBetting’s Brink: Taking the BETR platform to the next level September 19, 2018 Share EPG boosts money transfer options for countries in Africa November 20, 2019 Related Articles EPG: Why working with exemptions could offset SCA setbacks August 30, 2019 Share Submit StumbleUpon Tony Joeglal, VP Sales and Marketing at Euro Payment Group (EPG), tells us that an operator needs to offer local payment solutions to build the best relationships with its players, why providing services to former anti-gambling countries should be treated as an opportunity, and how – regardless of any country specific regulations – online gamblers expect to enjoy a quick and easy experience. SBC: Can you give our readers a quick outline of the Euro Payment Group (EPG) services for the online gambling industry?Tony Joeglal: EPG processes, collects, reconciles, consolidates and pays out to merchants through a single contract, single integration and single platform. We work closely with merchants to optimize the payments ecosystem, providing an extensive portfolio of over 150 payments methods, risk management and verification solutions. Whatever a consumer desires, whether it’s to use a traditional credit card, a digital wallet or another alternative payment (which could be some form of crypto), our goal is to deliver a fast, seamless and easy user experience.SBC: How is the EPG offering unique to other industry incumbents? Is there scope for you to really disrupt the sector?TJ: The EPG offering goes beyond online payment services and functions. We act as valuable partners, helping our customers to enter new markets, overcome regulatory issues and facilitate international payments. Our long-term FinTech experience has taught us that customization is key because payments aren’t one-size-fits-all. Tony Joeglal, EPGThus, we have built a completely modular payment solution which adapts flexibly to the needs of the particular business model. It is worth mentioning here that our core expertise lies in the middle to high risk digital entertainment. On top of that, our in-depth market knowledge, and solid local network in emerging markets like South East Asia, Africa and LATAM can lead to competitive advantage for both EPG and the operator involved.SBC: As more countries come online, can the payments industry keep up? Is servicing regions that have traditionally been anti-gambling more of a challenge?TJ: As online gaming continues to expand geographically, new ways to pay are emerging to cater to the respective new market and facilitate a more seamless customer experience. The payments industry is now evolving at a rapid pace with new providers, platforms, and payment tools launching on a nearly daily basis.Servicing regions that have traditionally been anti-gambling requires first and foremost the understanding of the regulatory environment, the banking ecosystem and the customer preferences. If operators want to build a closer relationship with the player, they need to offer local payment solutions and keep up with innovation. Once that is done, the challenge of servicing former anti-gambling countries could easily become a great opportunity for both operators and payment providers. SBC: With the regulatory pressure to provide player engagement, onboarding, verification and key data, has the value chain become too convoluted?TJ: The regulatory ecosystem regarding players obviously has become more challenging, however the complicated value chain creates opportunities for innovative players and solutions in the payments market. In the last few years, we’ve already witnessed a rapid evolution in online gaming payments, including faster deposits and withdrawals, one-click features, and built-in biometrics. Regardless of the new regulations, online gamblers expect to have a fast, seamless and easy experience. Research shows that more than 25 per cent of online users have abandoned registering a new account with a gambling website due to its complicated sign-up processes. Thus, operators, in partnership with payment providers, need to speed up the process of finding new ways to identify and authenticate customers while delivering a smooth user journey. Providing friction-free authentication is crucial for preventing a significant hit to conversion. Along with the need for speed in innovation, there is also the successful handling of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) exemptions which will become a key component for an operator focused on providing the best payments experience for its customers.SBC: Finally, what should be top of an operator’s tick list when selecting a payment provider?TJ: For us, this comes back to three key factors.1. Security: This is obviously a key concern when it comes to accepting, processing, storing, or transmitting customer data and payment information. Therefore, you should make sure your future payment provider is level 1 compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). These set of security standards are put in place to ensure that online payments are maintained in a secure environment. If you were weighing using EPG as your payment gateway of choice for example, you would see that we are indeed PCI DSS Level 1 certified. 2. Using one channel for multiple payments: Offering a growing number of payment options is crucial for the conversion but maintaining them relates to a lot of extra costs, labor, and security issues. That being said, there are payment service provider like us, which would enable access to multiple local and international payment methods with just one integration and one contract. Hence, choosing wisely would automatically save the operator time and costs.3. Fraud protection: You should also consider the fraud protection and screening tools offered from the provider. Most payment gateways, EPG included, partner with specialized compliance and anti-fraud companies providing global data sources thus checking your customer payments in real-time for any suspicious transactions.It goes without saying that besides of the three factors mentioned above, the payment provider of choice should offer fast and easy payments towards end users and frictionless onboarding towards operators.last_img read more

Cambrian Explosion Still Troubling to Evolutionists

first_imgDespite Darwinian efforts to muffle it or spread it into a diffuse rumble, the Cambrian explosion (the near-sudden emergence of most animal body plans in the fossil record) was loud and snappy.  A new phylogenetic study by Antonis Rokas (MIT), Dirk Krüger, and Sean B. Carroll (U of Wisconsin), published in Science this week,1 could not rid the models of rapid evolution across diverse clades, what they call “radiations compressed in time.”  Their new broad study of gene sequences reached the same verdict as the fossil record.  Their technical terms, translated into plain English, mean that the Cambrian explosion was real:The phylogenetic relationships among most metazoan phyla remain uncertain.  We obtained large numbers of gene sequences from metazoans, including key understudied taxa.  Despite the amount of data and breadth of taxa analyzed, relationships among most metazoan phyla remained unresolved.  In contrast, the same genes robustly resolved phylogenetic relationships within a major clade of Fungi of approximately the same age as the Metazoa.  The differences in resolution within the two kingdoms suggest that the early history of metazoans was a radiation compressed in time, a finding that is in agreement with paleontological inferences.  Furthermore, simulation analyses as well as studies of other radiations in deep time indicate that, given adequate sequence data, the lack of resolution in phylogenetic trees is a signature of closely spaced series of cladogenetic events. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Three other scientists commenting on the story in the same issue of Science2 tried to find ways around the study but were not too successful.  “Is the big bang in animal evolution real?” they asked.  Maybe it can be circumvented with more data, or with different analytical methods.  “In light of these concerns, are the conclusions of Rokas et al. justified? Should we ignore their study?  Most certainly not, because they have produced a wealth of data and have shown that it might just be possible that the fossil record can be reconciled with molecular data.”  The resolution, however, was left in future tense (with emphasis on tense).    Rokas et al. did not seem so optimistic.  A press release from University of Wisconsin underscored Carroll’s conclusion that the animal family “tree” is looking “bushy” in places.  There were “frenetic bursts of evolution” he said.  Despite their efforts to resolve the record, “instead of a tree, we got a bush where many branches sprout close together.”  He said it was hard to distinguish evolutionary events, even with “boatloads of data.”  Rokas found a way to put a positive spin on it.  “The difficulty we are facing in telling animal relationships apart is evolution’s signature that some very interesting evolutionary stuff happened here,” he chuckled.1Antonis Rokas, Dirk Krüger, Sean B. Carroll, “Animal Evolution and the Molecular Signature of Radiations Compressed in Time,” Science, 23 December 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5756, pp. 1933 – 1938, DOI: 10.1126/science.1116759.2Lars S. Jermiin, Leon Poladian, Michael A. Charleston, “Evolution: Is the ‘Big Bang’ in Animal Evolution Real?”, Science, 23 December 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5756, pp. 1910 – 1911, DOI: 10.1126/science.1122440.Very interesting evolutionary stuff, indeed (but only to a demolition expert).  The Darwin Party knows that critics hammer the point that the Cambrian explosion falsifies evolutionary theory.  Oh, how the Darwinists would love to get around it!  These two papers and the news article show that they cannot.  Look at the bars on their timeline, representing the data: they stack nearly on top of one another.  To the left are fictional, imaginary dashed lines connecting them into a phylogenetic tree, with absolutely no data, fossil or genetic, to support the inference.  Should they be depriving students of these embarrassing findings?  Most textbooks glibly state that evolution is a fact, and the fossil record proves it.  This is a snow job if there ever was one.  Demand accountability. (Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Cartoon: Apple Tablet: Now With Barometer and Bird Call Generator

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App I’m just aching to know if the new Apple tablet (insert caveats, weasel words and qualifiers here) is a potential Cintiq competitor. I don’t think it will be, but you never know. It may also have a built in barometer and bird call generator.I’m never sure if Apple does themselves more good than harm with the secrecy and anticipation that surrounds the run-up to these announcements. Unless there’s something truly jaw-dropping about whatever device rises from the stage when Steve Jobs reaches that particular slide in Keynote, the reaction may be muted disappointment: “Oh.” “Huh.” “Wait a minute… my life is still the same miasma of thwarted potential and spiritual anomie that it was half an hour ago!”That said, what are you expecting on Jan. 27? Related Posts Tags:#Cartoons#web rob cottingham 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout More Noise to Signal. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Getting Creative: Five Cool Video Edits that Genuinely Work

first_imgWhip Pan BlurAs you pan, the image blurs. If you use this blur as a cut point between two shots, the effect is hidden in the pan. This can be great to hide a cut in a long take — or to make a stunt safer. The Punch CutBy shooting a punch toward the camera, and then a reaction from the camera, you get a blow that appears to travel through the lens and into the audience. This is something that you need to choreograph before you shoot, but it has a great impact on the viewer. Today, we’re stepping outside the box to look at some unusual and creative edits that can add value to your next video project.In this video tutorial, we’re putting aside the standard video editing toolbox to take a look at some innovative cuts that can elevate your next project.center_img Shimmer CutBy having ten or so interspaced single frames between your cuts, you can create a shimmer effect that has a lot of impact on the viewer. It’s best used for music videos when the beat kicks in.Droop CutIn my film Brooklyn Tide, I wanted to show that a character had been drugged and was losing consciousness. To enhance a regular “dip to black” fade between the cuts, I added a feathered vignette at the top and bottom of the frame. This looks more like the POV character is closing his eyes.It’s also used (to great effect) as a non-POV shot in David Fincher’s Fight Club.Dolly Behind CutIf you ever have a scene where someone is interviewing multiple candidates, like a speed-dating environment or a police interrogation, it can be a nice transition to dolly behind the interviewer’s head, then cut at the moment the screen is black. This way you have an artful way of changing between characters in one shot.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Evil Lab” by Sugar Beats“Modern Case” by Black Rhomb“Back to the Origin” by Alex KizenkovLooking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Tips for Making High-Quality Small-Budget Video TutorialsHow to Properly Film Windows for Daytime Interior ScenesLearn to Create Your Own 8-Bit Art in Adobe After EffectsSimple Tips on How You Can Capture Better Slow-Motion VideoHow to Alter the Color of Your Video Using Lumetri Curveslast_img read more

SpaceX Falcon 9 is set to fly again: Check out the launch date

first_imgAccording to SpaceX’s recent federal regulatory filing, Elon Musk’s aerospace company is probably going to make a Falcon 9 rocket booster land on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.If the company manages to achieve that, this would be the first time ever that a Falcon 9 rocket will stage at a new onshore recovery pad at Vandenberg. This could be a new step towards achieving the goal of retrieving and reusing the boosters set by SpaceX.First a car, now a satellite SpaceX Falcon 9 is set to fly againSpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch was as much a publicity stunt as a technology demonstration, launching Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster sports car into a solar orbit past the reach of Mars — but generating no revenue for SpaceX.This launch won’t actually take place until September 2020. Now, aside from SpaceX, the only US launch provider capable of launching payloads this big is ULA.So, while the Pentagon didn’t identify SpaceX’s rival by name, this almost certainly means SpaceX beat out ULA to win this contract — and saved taxpayers a bundle in the process.SpaceX files an application to Federal Communication CommissionAs per the filing, SpaceX has already submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission. If the FCC approves the application, only then will the firm will be able to go ahead with its plans to use radio frequencies for communicating with the rocket following its landing.SpaceX has specifically requested the FCC to permit them to use a ground antenna for sending across the commands to a Falcon 9 booster after landing at Vandenberg, which may take place by the end of this year. The application doesn’t mention any specific mission for this landing procedure, which is supposed to take place at Vandenberg Air Force Base.advertisementFirst attempt of SpaceX to land rocket at Vandenberg SpaceX satelliteAs of now, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to successfully land one of its Falcon rocket stages 25 times. While 14 out of the 25 times, the rocket’s first stage landed on a sea landing platform in Florida and California, the other 11 times, the rockets landed at Cape Canaveral.This is going to be the first time that SpaceX would make an attempt to land a rocket at Vandenberg. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration, NOAA, and state authorities have already given their permission to SpaceX to go ahead with their landing plans after conducting thorough environmental and safety reviews.According to reports, the next Falcon 9 launch is slated to take place on July 20 at the California military base. It is expected that SpaceX will recover the first stage of the rocket from this mission on a drone ship located at the Pacific Ocean.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more