Football Sport News By Kunal Dhyani – July 11, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleMajor League Baseball records 83 positive cases amid plans of return on July 23rdNext articleIndian Super League : Nita Ambani says, ‘ATK Mohun Bagan holds vast potential’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’La Liga Live : Real just on the cusp of another La Liga titleSecond-placed Barcelona trail by four points and, if they lose at Real Vallodolid on Saturday, Real can clinch the title by beating Granada on Monday.Regardless, two wins – or one win and two draws – from their remaining three games will bring the championship to Zinedine Zidane’s side.If Real can finish the job, it will be only their second title in eight years, with their most recent coming in 2016-17, during Zidane’s last spell as manager.Madrid move closer to the title as they go four points clear with just three rounds left. Alaves are now just three points above the drop zone with three fixtures left and still very much in danger.La Liga Points Table : Real Madrid on TopTeam P GD Pts1 Real Madrid 35 43 802 Barcelona 35 43 763 Atl Madrid 35 21 634 Sevilla 35 17 63 Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Latest Sports News Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Facebook Twitter Football Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ SportSport News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR La Liga Live: Real Madrid wins, now just step away from winning La Liga title TAGSKarim BenzemaLa Liga Facebook WatchLA Liga LIVELa liga points tableReal Madrid Wins SHARE Football Football Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Football Real Madrid are two wins away from clinching La Liga title after victory over lowly ranked Alaves on Friday night.Karim Benzema and Marco Asenio scored for Real Madrid as they took another huge step towards the La Liga title. Real has once again moved four points clear of Barcelona with three rounds remaining in La Liga fight this year.Karim Benzema’s penalty put the league leaders in front after Ximo Navarro’s foul on Ferland Mendy. Benzema then teed up Marco Asensio for the second, awarded after VAR overruled an incorrect offside decision. Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Football
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Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.
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In recent years, management has been selling off non-core international businesses and returning the cash to investors.This asset disposal program has helped support the company’s near 10% dividend yield, which looks extremely attractive in the current interest rate environment. Another FTSE 100 stock that’s currently on my radar is catering group Compass. As this business specialises in providing catering services for events, it has seen revenues drop off a cliff in 2020. Unfortunately, the business will continue to face a level of uncertainty until the coronavirus pandemic has subsided.However, people will always need to eat and drink, so there will always be a market for Compass’ services. As one of the largest catering groups in the world, this company has a tremendous competitive advantage over the rest of the industry. This could help the business recover quickly when the market eventually turns around. 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It’s time to give due credit, argues Wasps Ladies fly-half Flo Williams Standing tall: Wasps Ladies shirt launch (Wasps Ladies) “WOMEN’S RUGBY is a waste of time.” But it inspires the future generation of women to believe they can be whoever or whatever they want to be.“Women’s rugby isn’t a proper sport.” But it teaches girls that they’re physically able to compete in contact sports and to build their bodies for a physical purpose, not only to ‘look pretty’.“Women’s rugby is rubbish compared to men’s.” But it instils confidence in girls to challenge societal norms and be confident in carving their own future.The stories surrounding women’s rugby are a small example of the day-to-day gender stereotyping females go through. For example, being in a bar when that really friendly bloke asks what sport you play, then continues the quizzing including, but not limited to, questions like: “Oh I bet you couldn’t tackle me”, “Like actual full-contact rugby?”, “So which of you are lesbians then?”.Related: Best rugby shirts for womenSometimes it’s just easier to not mention you play.Unfortunately, the inequality in women’s rugby does not stop in social settings. The media have an extremely big part to play in the growth, and likewise stagnation, of the sport. To champion female rugby players, individually and collectively, in mainstream media allows society to get to know these faces, to begin to follow and support them in their sporting journeys. The media have the power to change how society sees women’s rugby. “The opportunity to portray players as equal to the Irish rugby fanbase was lost”A recent missed opportunity in the media saw the initial Irish rugby jersey launch only use male players and an e-fit on a model for the women’s jersey. The opportunity to portray these players as equal, alongside each other, to the Irish rugby fanbase was lost. This feeling was hugely recognised in the women’s rugby community across the world and the #enough movement was born.Those female Irish players were more than enough to wear that jersey and we have had enough of the same unjust scenarios happening in the media.Thousands of female players, from the grass-roots game to World Cup winners, posted stories and images across social media with the #IamEnough and #enough hashtags. To the credit of Canterbury – the Irish kit provider – they supported this movement, issued an apology and changed their brand pledges to always include female players in media/kit launches. Although it’s disconcerting that a global movement and a hugely negative social media reaction had to take place for equal representation to become the norm.The power of the women’s rugby community came together and the impact demonstrated the accumulative feeling of ‘we have had enough of this’.“Women’s rugby is a waste of time.” But it creates a powerful collective that inspires from within. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the November 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ArchDaily 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792318/power-to-the-people-street-monkey-architects Clipboard Typology:7 Row Houses of 150m2 individuallyConstruction:Prefabricated modules of steel and concreteBuilder:Ingrid WestmanModule Fabrication:Wieslaw Olowski, Jarek WasielewskiStructural Engineer:KonarVentilation:Wojtek BandaElectricity:Dan PurraArchitect In Charge:Cage CopherCity:Upplands VäsbyCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mattias Hamrén PhotographyText description provided by the architects. Power to the People is a 0-energy project composed of seven solar-powered rowhouses. Each flat has its own articulated south-facing roof and the maximum number of solar panels allowed by the municipality.Save this picture!© Mattias Hamrén PhotographySave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Mattias Hamrén PhotographyThe building site is flanked by two dead-end streets that are running in an east-west direction, which meant that if the houses were to line the existing streets then half of the flats would have a north facing terrace which is clearly undesirable in a nordic climate.Save this picture!© Mattias Hamrén PhotographySave this picture!© Mattias Hamrén PhotographySo we created a small “alley”on the site. The alley is on private property but left open for pedestrian connectivity. it connected the two dead-end streets which not only increased pedestrian activity in the neighborhood but also opened up the property and the neighborhood to the hiking trailheads that are adjacent to the site. This alley allowed the rowhouses to be oriented in a north-south direction which gave all of the flats west-facing terraces with afternoon and evening sun.Save this picture!© Mattias Hamrén PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMore Struggles Ahead of Rio Olympics as Ramp Collapses at Sailing VenueArchitecture News18 Useful Research Resources for Architects OnlineArticles Share Power to the People / Street Monkey Architects Manufacturers: Ruukki, Caparol, Vetrex Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs: Mattias Hamrén Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Area: 1050 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Upplands Väsby, Sweden Sweden Year: Save this picture!© Mattias Hamrén Photography+ 16 Share Houses Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792318/power-to-the-people-street-monkey-architects Clipboard Power to the People / Street Monkey ArchitectsSave this projectSavePower to the People / Street Monkey Architects CopyAbout this officeStreet Monkey ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUpplands VäsbySwedenPublished on August 01, 2016Cite: “Power to the People / Street Monkey Architects” 01 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News March 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for end to unofficial ban on foreign journalists Related documents Letter to Belarus Foreign ministerPDF – 188.73 KB Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Help by sharing this information Organisation May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Follow the news on Belarus News BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today urged Belarus to end its systematic refusal to give permission to foreign journalists to work in the country, saying they were the target of “ridiculous bureaucratic and political behaviour.” A new media law that came into force on 8 February requires all foreign journalists to get accreditation from the foreign ministry before coming to Belarus, but requests have been systematically refused, “forcing journalists to work illegally,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. It formally protested to foreign minister Sergei Martynov.Ivan Roman, of the privately-owned Polish-Dutch station Radio Racyja, was refused accreditation on 4 March on grounds that he had previously worked illegally in the country. The day before, officials refused to renew the accreditation of Andrei Pochobut, of the independent Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, because they said his recent articles about the country’s politics were unsatisfactory. Two Radio Racyja journalists were also refused accreditation for the same reason in January, even though the new law had not yet come into force. to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia News News An accreditation request made last December by the privately-owned TV station Belsat, which broadcasts in Belarusian from Poland, was refused on 2 March by the foreign ministry as “incomplete.” Radio Racyja and Belsat are two of the few sources of independent news in Belarus, which ranks 154th on the Reporters Without Borders annual world press freedom index. Read the RSF open letter to Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov : May 28, 2021 Find out more
As things stand, politicians only have an automatic right of reply when “false or mendacious” claims have been published about them. But the bill now before the Slovak parliament would grant them this right whenever they felt that their honour or reputation had been harmed, regardless of the accuracy of the facts. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a concerned about a proposed amendment to Slovakia’s media law that would make it easier for Slovak politicians to demand a right of reply in the media, even when the facts at issue were proven and verified. RSF fears that this could jeopardize the freedom to inform “But allowing politicians to systematically demand a right of reply whenever they feel slighted, even when the facts are proven and verified, opens the way to abuses. Because this right could be abused, we urge Slovakia’s parliamentarians to revise the bill so that it does not obstruct the freedom to inform at time when the media are revealing information about Ján Kuciak’s murder that could affect certain politicians.” Declaring “a war” on journalists, Fico announced the creation of a Smer-SD legal team tasked with monitoring the media. Forced to resign as prime minister after investigative reporter Ján Kuciak’s murder a year ago, Fico has long been in the habit of attacking the media and is notorious for referring to reporters as “filthy anti-Slovak prostitutes” and “idiotic hyenas.” March 29, 2019 Slovak press law change would dangerously expand politicians’ “right of reply” RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Slovak premier visits RSF, encouraged to turn his country into “press freedom model for Europe” Under the proposed amendment that parliament is due to begin debating in May, media outlets that refuse to publish a politician’s response could be ordered to pay damages of up to 5,000 euros. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information News News AFP RSF_en SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment After the shock caused by Kuciak’s murder, some moderation was expected from the political class in their treatment of the news media and journalists. But nothing has been done in the past year to improve the environment for the media and strengthen protection for press freedom in Slovakia, currently ranked 27th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. News “When media outlets publish allegations about politicians, it is legitimate for the politicians to have a right of reply, in order to defend themselves,” said Pauline Adès-Mevel, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “You are an enormous danger to the Slovak Republic’s democratic development,” former Prime Minister Robert Fico, the Smer-SD party’s boss, told journalists on 21 March, going so far as to threaten to sue Beata Balogová, the editor of the serious daily SME. Follow the news on Slovakia February 4, 2021 Find out more December 2, 2020 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more The amendment has been proposed by the ruling Smer-SD party, which wants to provide politicians with an effective tool for defending themselves against what it calls “media terror.” Organisation
More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News When life gives you lemons, this dynamic duo at the Pasadena Farmer’s Market made marmalade. Stephen and Mark started out making marmalade for holiday gifts in 2000. One of their friends had twenty Mayer Lemon Trees and had no idea what to do with thousands of lemon they produced each year. Stephen and Mark came up with the recipe that received rave reviews from friends and families so they started selling their marmalade at the local Farmers’ Markets. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Their products are available at the Victory Park Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the 2900 block of North Sierra Madre Boulevard. Call (626) 449-0179 or visit www.pasadenafarmersmarket.org for more information. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Soon enough they decided to develop other flavors and started buying fruit from the best farmers in California and picked the most flavorful vine ripened fruits available. Their business have grown quite a bit from the first days of squeezing Meyer Lemons and Blood Oranges, but they continue to make everything in their 2,000 square foot kitchen, which ensures the same excellent quality our customers have come to love in our products. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Mark & Stephen’s Marmalade From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 12:14 pm They recently expanded their range of products of salad sauces and chutneys. Check out their delicious recipes including Red Quinoa with dried fruit and pecans with their signature blood orange raspberry vinaigrette. Simply mix together red onion, cilantro, feta cheese, pomegranate seeds and diced apple. Add cooked quinoa, toss gently and add the salad dressing. You can enjoy it either the same or the next day! Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment People Caltech Mourns Harold Rosen, the “Father of Geostationary Satellite Communications,” 1926-2017 By ROBERT PERKINS Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 5:08 pm Harold Rosen Credit: BoeingHarold Rosen (MS ’48, PhD ’51), the father of geostationary satellite communications, passed away on January 30, 2017. He was 90.Modern communications technology relies on a fleet of hundreds of satellites orbiting in fixed locations above the earth’s surface. These geostationary satellites, as they are known, act as communications relays, allowing for near-instantaneous signal transmission across the globe without the need for wired networks. And without Harold Rosen, they would not exist.Harold Rosen was born on March 20, 1926, in New Orleans and graduated from high school at age 15. He showed an early fascination with science and engineering and, as a teen, was an amateur radio operator. Near the close of World War II, the 18-year-old Rosen—by then a senior at Tulane University studying electrical engineering—joined the Navy as an electronics technician. He completed his undergraduate studies when the war ended and in 1947 began graduate research at Caltech under rocket telemetering pioneer Bill Pickering (BS ’32, MS ’33, PhD ’36).During his graduate years, Rosen took a part-time job at Raytheon Company, where he was tasked with improving antiaircraft guided missiles and radar; he continued full time at the company after receiving his doctorate in 1951. His Caltech education, he told a Caltech publication in 2012, “gave me such a good grounding in the fundamentals” that he felt capable of attacking any technical problem in almost any field.“Harold Rosen was an illustrious alumnus who was ahead of his time in promoting interdisciplinary thinking,” says Guruswami Ravichandran, the John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Otis Booth Leadership Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech. “The impact of the interdisciplinary fundamental education he received at Caltech is illustrated by his transformational thinking in the field of satellite communications.”Spurred on by the launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1957, Rosen set out to one-up the Soviets. While Sputnik was only capable of transmitting beeps back to the earth, Rosen—who had been hired a year earlier by Hughes Aircraft Company—envisioned placing a full communications relay in space.At the time, long-distance telephone calls were both expensive and difficult, since any call needed to be routed over the limited number of telephone lines that stretched between various locations.The idea that geostationary satellites could overcome these limitations dates back to the late 1920s and was popularized by science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke in a paper written in 1945. But the proposal faced significant challenges. Engineers at the time worried that such a satellite would either be too heavy to launch or would not survive long enough in orbit to be commercially worth the expense.Collaborating with engineers Thomas Hudspeth and Don Williams, Rosen designed a lightweight cylindrical solar-powered satellite that spun like a gyroscope and used small pulses of thrust to remain stable in orbit.His design convinced the initially reluctant management at Hughes to greenlight the development of a 55-pound prototype. With that prototype in hand, he was able to enlist the support of Caltech alumnus John Rubel (BS ’42), then deputy research director at the U.S. Department of Defense. At the time, Rubel was overseeing an attempt by the Pentagon to build its own communications satellite—but the design had a projected weight of thousands of pounds. Rubel convinced NASA to instead fund Rosen’s Syncom (“synchronous communication satellite”) program.The first Syncom satellite was launched in February 1963 but failed because of a problem with one of its motors. A second attempt in July 1963—with a redesigned motor—was successful, and the satellite soon became operational. In August, President John F. Kennedy used Syncom 2 to telephone the Nigerian prime minister in what was the first live two-way call via satellite between heads of governments. In 1964, Syncom 3 was launched, allowing the transmission of live television signals from Tokyo during the Summer Olympics.“There have been many great engineers but few with Harold’s imagination and even fewer who could fulfill their dreams,” says his brother, Benjamin (Ben) Rosen (BS ’54), chairman emeritus of the Caltech Board of Trustees.Rosen eventually directed the development of more than 150 communications satellites—first with Hughes, then with Boeing after it acquired Hughes—before retiring in 1993. Even in retirement, Rosen continued to consult for Boeing and gave periodic lectures to engineering students at Caltech. Along with his venture capitalist brother Ben, whose fund financed Compaq Computer Corp. and who was its first chairman and CEO, Harold started Rosen Motors, which developed a hybrid-electric automotive powertrain with a microturbine engine and a magnetically suspended very-high-speed flywheel.Later, Rosen and his wife, Deborah Castleman (MS ’86), collaborated with JB Straubel of Rosen Motors in a venture called Volacom that specialized in the design of high-altitude, hybrid-propulsion aircraft with the dream of someday providing wireless Internet access to cities via a fleet of circling drones. Castleman managed the business end of the operation while Rosen and Straubel patented a new long-endurance hybrid-propulsion system that they later licensed to Boeing.“It was an innovative and audacious plan,” Castleman remembers. “We even invested some of our own funds to work closely with Burt Rutan and his team at Scaled Composites to design this specialized high-altitude aircraft platform that used a novel hydrogen-powered electric power plant.” Ultimately, however, Volacom was unable to obtain venture funding and shuttered—after which Straubel became a co-founder and chief technology officer at Tesla Motors.In recognition of his groundbreaking work, Rosen received the National Medal of Technology in 1985, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2003, and was the recipient of the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy from The National Space Club in 2015, the Philip J. Klass Lifetime Achievement Award from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine in 2014, the Communications and Computing Prize from NEC in 1985, and the first L. M. Ericsson International Prize in Communications in 1976, among other honors. He was a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the recipient of its Alexander Graham Bell Medal in 1982; a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and recipient of its Charles Stark Draper Prize in 1995. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Caltech in 1976.Rosen is survived by his wife Deborah; sons Robert and Rocky Rosen; grandchildren Josh, Hillary, and Stephanie Rosen; and his brother Ben. Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS