The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) 2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Limited is an investment institution that invest in sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, construction, leisure and hotels, sugar, property development, transport, commerce, and information, communications and technology. The company is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius and holds as well as manages securities in the Republic of Mauritius. The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSHurricane IrmaOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleLearn About Natural Gas During Public Natural Gas Week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hurricane Irma Recovery UpdateFrom Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonPrior to the storm, 311 reported the following amounts of inquiries presented to their line between September 5th and September 9th: 1,168 for sandbag information, 729 for animal issues, 629 for shelter information, and 617 for general information. Out of the total calls that had been made during this time period, 40% were related to Hurricane Irma, with the highest caller volume being on September 7th. After the storm, 60% of the total inquiries made to 311 were Hurricane Irma related, broken down into the following categories: 1,823 for power outages, 931 for trees blocking roads, 925 for power poles, 535 for traffic signals, and 526 for trees on private property.From September 10th-17th, Orange County had activated 24 shelters: 19 for general population evacuees, 2 pet friendly, 3 for evacuees with special needs, and 2 additional shelters requested by the State. The total population that resided in these shelters was 4,391. For shelters for People with Special Needs (PSN), over 350 evacuees were reportedly sheltered. Where Orange County staff sets up these shelters and handles the logistics, the Florida Department of Health staff provide assistance and medical support to evacuees. In transporting evacuees to these shelters, more than 1,300 trips had been made by Lynx.Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonOrlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and Duke Energy are the main electric providers servicing Orange County residents: Approximately 200,000 customers are with OUC, and approximately 370,000 customers are with Duke Energy. According to reports by the County and power companies, Duke Energy customers experienced more power outages on September 11th at over 200,000 compared to OUC customers who experienced power outages at more than 140,000. While the number of the power outages had decreased after this date, OUC customers experienced no power outages from September 16th-September 18th.The Orange County Convention Center had acted as the Emergency Command Center for response during Hurricane Irma. Two senior airmen with the National Guard—couple Lauren Durham and Michael Davis—had been deployed to assist with rescue efforts; their wedding date had been set around the time of deployment. Instead of asking for time off duty, the couple reported for duty, and had an impromptu wedding at the Convention Center before the storm.In its emergency response plan, Orange County Fire Rescue had adjusted its dispatch of units to meet the demands of the storm. The response was discontinued in areas with 50 MPH sustained or 65 MPH gusts, where local conditions were determined by Officers in the field. From September 10th-September 17th, the volumes of 911 calls can be broken down into the following categories: 2,607 for medical calls, 1,411 for miscellaneous incidents, 657 for automatic alarms, and 252 for vehicle crashes. The typical call volume is nearly 400, with the highest volumes of calls being made well above this number on September 11th. Additionally, the response also included Windshield Surveys and a response to flooding. Furthermore, Community Action Response Teams (CART) are assisting residents with removing trees and large debris as well as providing blue tarps, water, and insect spray.Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have been assessed.The Orange County Communications Department reported 13 press briefings, receiving more than 400 calls from the media, and over 2.8 million visits to ocfl.net. To keep the public informed on updates with Orange County’s efforts before, during, and after Hurricane Irma, staff have been providing updates on ocfl.net, Facebook, and Twitter; the top day for news for this event was September 11th. Additionally, an employee hotline was maintained, and residents were encouraged to download and follow the OCFL Alert App for updates on Hurricane Irma. The App included information and updates on the following: Hurricane/tornado warnings; generator use; curfew, sewage backups; and evacuation routes. Between September 10th and September 15th, there were 3,880 downloads; 2,902 of these downloads occurred on September 10th. Furthermore, the OCFL Newsroom website included updated information on the following: Shelter locations; FEMA major disaster declaration; repair permits/license contractors; debris information; and executive orders. For residents specifically seeking this information, the OCFL Alert App had been reportedly downloaded 919 times from September 10th-15th, 347 of those downloads occurring on September 10th.The Orange County Sheriff’s Office had experienced a 35.5% increase in calls for service during the time of the hurricane. Between September 9th and 14th, calls for service can be broken down into the following categories: 223 felony arrests; 244 misdemeanor arrests; and 37 curfew arrests. 24,909 calls for service had been reportedly made during this time period, with the average number of daily calls being 4,151. Additionally, two Orange County radio towers were reported to have been out of service, affecting communications in the downtown and Lake Buena Vista areas; the towers have since been restored.Orange County maintains 576 traffic signals. When these traffic signals experienced power outages, generators and stop signs were used at major intersections. While the traffic signals were being repaired, Orange County Public Works worked with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to help maintain public safety. Orange County reportedly had 248 traffic signals out, only 98 out after 48 hours, and currently has no traffic signals out. In addition, portable stop signs have been placed on barricades while damaged traffic control signs are being repaired. Currently, there are almost 1,200 signs that need repair.Orange County Public Works is currently monitoring localized and significant flooding with afternoon rains in the following areas: Westside Manor, Orla Vista; Lake Cortez; Buck Road; and Boggy Creek.On Monday, September 11th, employees from Orange County Utilities began their response to pump stations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma with 13-hour overlapping crew shifts succeeding assessments. 59 sewer lateral backups had been reported.In its building damage assessment of 41,722 structures, Orange County Community, Environmental and Development Services made the following findings: 186 had structural damage; 320 had non-structural damage; and 21 were considered uninhabitable. Power was pulled from 278 units. Additionally, after completion of its billboard damage assessment, Services found that significantly damaged billboards could not be replaced. The assessment focused on non-conforming billboards and only observed minimal damage. Furthermore, over 50 County parks were reported to have been significantly impacted. 40 County park sites remain closed, having suffered damage including power and phone outages, significant debris, damage to fences and shade structures; West Orange Trail had been washed out. It should be noted that several of these park sites were utilized as shelters and debris sites, and that County staff are working to resume normal activities and programming. Orange County has been declared eligible for FEMA Assistance. What this means for the County is that costs for emergency measures will be reimbursed at 100% over a 30 day period; eligible costs associated with debris cleanup will be reimbursed at 75%. County reserves will be utilized for up-front costs and its portion. Additionally, Orange County has been approved for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program. Residents are eligible to apply for this program, which provides grants for temporary housing, home repairs, and other serious disaster related needs, as well as loans and other assistance. Interested residents can register for this program by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY: 800-462-7585. Furthermore, Orange County has been approved for Operation Blue Roof, a program provided by FEMA, where U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors assist homeowners who have suffered roof damage from Hurricane Irma with installing plastic sheeting over the damaged area. The purpose of the program is to mitigate additional damage to roofs waiting for repair that could result from rain. For program details and information, residents can go to http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof/. Information about the program will also be announced on the County website, social media, apps, and 311.On Friday, September 22nd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved its Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) (also referred to as Food for Florida) for Florida disaster counties. This program offers emergency food benefits to victims of hurricanes and other types of disasters that are not already receiving assistance under the Food Stamp Program, in counties approved for FEMA for Individual Assistance. Currently, site locations for registration for D-SNAP in Orange County have not been established yet. Floridians interested in this program are directed to check the Florida Department of Children and Families website at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/fff/ for updates, more information, registration sites, what to bring to registration, and eligibility requirements. D-SNAP sites will also be posted on this website when they become available; site locations will be updated 5 days before each county opens.The Orange County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at a Level 2: Restoration efforts and operations will continue; debris removal will be the main focus of the County in the coming weeks; and resident communications will continue to be updated throughout the restoration process. Information in this article was derived from the County storm debriefing at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on September 19th. Residents interested in watching the debriefing may go to http://netapps.ocfl.net/mod. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Greece “COPY” 2014 Area: 426 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Pygmalion Karatzas Structural Engineering:Martha KorialaArchitect In Charge:Konstantin Thorvald BarlasDesign Team:Sofia PapageorgiouCity:Aetolia-AcarnaniaCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. This residence is designed for a five-member family. The site, located in Palaiopanagia, a suburban area of Nafapaktos (Greece), has an area of 1.000 sq.m., and a pentagonal shape. Its wide side is orientated to the north view.Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasSave this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasThe direct relationship between the interior and exterior space was requested from the client, as well as the building to be placed on the end of the site, leaving free space for a future addition. The design of the house is a combination of five dynamic, linear, crooked zones that are consisted of void and full volumes. Those zones are moving in parallel, sliding with each other and creating a dynamic relationship. The building is unfolding the west – east axis, with the main orientation on the south and the exterior space. In the ground floor, the house is bending towards the site, enforcing the relationship with the exterior, whereas on the first level, the zone that embraces the building is creating a strong boundary. Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasIn order to achieve a clear definition the relationship of public and private spaces, the entrance is placed on the north part and the boundary of the building is more closed and clear. On this side, the secondary functions of the house are placed. Towards the south side, the building opens to the exterior accommodating the living room and dining room on the ground level and the bedrooms on the first level.”Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasProject gallerySee allShow lessBallymagarry Road House / 2020 ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPotato Head Hong Kong / Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789913/is-house-barlas-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Pygmalion Karatzas+ 32 Share IS House / Barlas Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece Year: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789913/is-house-barlas-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Barlas Architects Area Area of this architecture project IS House / Barlas ArchitectsSave this projectSaveIS House / Barlas Architects Photographs Projects CopyAbout this officeBarlas ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAetolia-AcarnaniaGreecePublished on June 26, 2016Cite: “IS House / Barlas Architects” 26 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Guardian Charity Awards 2012 winners announced 57 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Quaker Social Action: a charity which gives help to people living on low income in East London, tackling problems such as poverty and social exclusion.The awards were open to all UK social welfare charities who had been registered for more than two years, had an annual income of between £5,000 and £1.5 million, and which could demonstrate excellence and achievement in what they do. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Public Law Project: an independent, national charity which provides legal aid for those who are restricted by poverty, discrimination or other similar barriers. and an iPad from Jigsaw24.www.guardian.co.uk/charity-awards The Boaz Trust: a Christian charity which provides accommodation, food and support to destitute asylum seekers in Manchester, as well as campaigning locally and nationally for justice in asylum legislation. David Brindle, chair of the awards and public services editor at the Guardian, said: “To stand out from almost 1,000 entries, our winners are all doing something pretty special. But their commitment, energy and inspiration are typical of the tens of thousands of smaller charities up and down the UK. They are the very backbone of civil society.”As well as the prize fund, the winning charities will also receive: Five small and medium-sized social welfare charities have been announced as winners of the twentieth annual Guardian Charity Awards. The winners, who share a prize fund of £2,500, are chosen for their significant contribution to improving social wellbeing in the UK.This year’s winners are: Aspire: an enterprising organisation which provides employment opportunities to homeless and disadvantaged people in the Oxford area. Tagged with: Awards a tailored package of support from the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) including assessment a year’s free membership to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO); CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably): CALM was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35 (currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK) and raises awareness of mental health issues nationally. Howard Lake | 4 December 2012 | News resources and training from The Media Trust; About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
SHARE Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 3/25/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo GrainNext articleHouse Ag Hearing Focuses on Black Farmers Andy Eubank Washington Offers More Pandemic Assistance to More Types of Ag Producers SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Washington Offers More Pandemic Assistance to More Types of Ag Producers By Andy Eubank – Mar 25, 2021 Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/More-ag-pandemic-assistance.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.USDA has a new COVID-19 related initiative to provide assistance to a broader group of agriculture producers who have been impacted by market disruptions. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers will dedicate at least $6 billion toward the new programs.“The whole goal here is to make sure that when we’re providing Covid relief we recognize that it has impacted and affected virtually every aspect of agriculture and the supply chain,” he said. “We’re trying to do our best along with the American Rescue Plan to do what we can to bolster that supply chain, to provide the help and assistance to keep people on the farm and to make sure it is equitably administered.”Vilsack says cattle producers are in line for more assistance.“Payments will involve under CFAP1 payments to cattle producers. They don’t need to apply. They don’t need to take additional steps. This is essentially providing additional resources to what we anticipate would be about 410,000 producers, about $1.1 billion of additional help. Rates for these producers will be published on the website farmers.gov/cfap. I would encourage cattle producers to take a look at that to determine how much they might be entitled to in addition to and above what they’ve already received.”USDA is developing rules for new programs that will emphasize outreach to small and socially disadvantaged producers, specialty crop and organic producers, timber harvesters, as well as provide support for the food supply chain and producers of renewable fuel.Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor welcomed the biofuels portion of the announcement, saying the assistance has been long-awaited as biofuel producers were some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. At one point over half of the industry was offline.Existing programs like the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will fall within the new initiative and, where statutory authority allows, will be refined to better address the needs of producers.USDA will reopen sign-up for CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning on April 5, 2021, and the payments announced this week will go out under the existing CFAP rules.Additional information and announcements for this USDA Pandemic Assistance to Producers initiative are coming, some detail is available now at www.farmers.gov.
News January 21, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedWomen Organisation Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Receive email alerts Magdy’s lawyers submitted a report to the judicial authorities on 30 January listing all the abuses to which she has been subjected by various persons linked to the prison administration for months. Held since 26 November 2019 on charges of “membership of a terrorist group” and “spreading fake news,” she turned 34 yesterday.According to her lawyers’ report, her interrogator offered to release her if she became an informer. She says in the report: “When I told him I wouldn’t do that, he threatened me, saying he would never let me see my son or my husband again.” Her husband was arrested at the same time as her.During her latest appearance in court on 19 January, when her provisional detention was again extended, Magdy also reported that she had subjected to body searches and forced to strip naked. Her physical health is now a source of great concern because she has detected uterine bleeding similar to what she had before a tumour was removed in 2017.Her mother has talked about her sadness and concern. When she visited the prison on 27 January, ahead of her daughter’s birthday, she took a bouquet of flowers but prison officials refused to let her hand them over. “My heart is broken (…) I am afraid for you,” she wrote in a Facebook post.“It is high time for Solafa Magdy’s ordeal to end,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “There can be only one response to these extremely disturbing accounts – her immediate release so that she can receive urgent medical care. This journalist poses no threat to her country’s security and her continuing detention is completely unjustified.”Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information February 6, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Egypt Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the release of Solafa Magdy, a detained Egyptian journalist who is being subjected to psychological pressure during interrogation and repeatedly harassed by prison staff, and whose health has worsened significantly. She needs urgent medical treatment that is unavailable in prison, RSF said. News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 1, 2021 Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EGYPT : Two journalists resurface in court after disappearing for days News January 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedWomen News
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Local NewsBusiness TAGS WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 Facebook Twitter Xenex Announces DEACTIVATE Handheld Disinfection Device; Proven to Destroy SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces in 30 Seconds Facebook SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 10, 2021– Xenex Disinfection Services Inc., a world leader in UV technology-based disinfection strategies and solutions, today announced the launch of Deactivate™, a high-powered, handheld LED device designed to quickly disinfect surfaces in confined spaces. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005693/en/ The Deactivate handheld disinfection device is portable and adaptable for a variety of applications, allowing operators to quickly disinfect commonly touched areas between use. (Photo: Business Wire) Xenex is known for its LightStrike ™ Germ-Zapping Robots™, which have been deployed by hundreds of healthcare facilities worldwide for no-touch room disinfection. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, LightStrike robots are now used in airports,schools, hotels, sports arenas, police stations and correctional facilities, convention centers, and more to quickly disinfect large rooms and areas. Recognizing the need for targeted disinfection in small spaces and compact areas, Xenex has launched Deactivate, which utilizes high-powered LEDs to create ultraviolet (UV) light proven to deactivate pathogens, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. Deactivate does not require warm-up or cool-down time, and does not leave behind any chemical residue. Post-disinfection, the area is immediately available for use. “Our mission is to stop the pain and suffering caused by infections by destroying the pathogens that cause them. There are many businesses that need targeted, rapid disinfection, especially compact areas like dental exam rooms, ambulances, office cubicles, and cockpits. We wanted to offer an effective technology for disinfecting small spaces that are hard to clean and that’s what Deactivate provides,” said Irene Hahn, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Xenex. Evidence-based. Testing performed at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute demonstrated that the Deactivate device achieves a 99% level of disinfection against SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds at 1 meter, 99% against vegetative bacteria (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – also known as MRSA, Escherichia coli – also known as E.coli) in 1 minute at 1 meter, and 99% against bacterial spores in 2 minutes at 1 meter. About Xenex Disinfection Services Xenex is a world leader in UV technology-based disinfection strategies and solutions. Frost & Sullivan named Xenex the 2020 Global Company of the Year for its patented technology and being at the vanguard of the fight against SARS-CoV-2. Xenex’s mission is to save lives and reduce suffering by destroying the deadly microorganisms that can cause infections. Xenex is backed by well-known investors that include EW Healthcare Partners, Piper Sandler, Malin Corporation, Battery Ventures, Targeted Technology Fund II, Tectonic Ventures and RK Ventures. For more information, visit xenex.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005693/en/ CONTACT: Melinda Hart Xenex 210 240 4669 [email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITALS HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Xenex Disinfection Services Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/10/2021 10:55 AM/DISC: 02/10/2021 10:55 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005693/en WhatsApp Previous articleSurging virus in French African outpost reveals inequalitiesNext articleCOVID-19 Job Losses Put Women’s Financial Security At Risk Digital AIM Web Support
Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme A Donegal senator has claimed that progress on shared health services is too slow.Speaking at a meeting of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly attended by the Health Minister, Senator Jimmy Harte asked Dr James Reilly to bring the Health Bodies that operate on both sides of the border closer together.Senator Harte says he believes the minister has the political will to make this happen, and he wants the health bodies themselves to show more urgency when discussing shared services on both sides of the border.Senator Harte says he received considerable support……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/jh.mp3[/podcast] Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Previous articlePSNI in Derry struggling to secure RAAD convictionsNext articleLetterkenny Town Council to write to HSE demanding no further cuts at hospital News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 16, 2012 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Facebook Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Senator Harte says progress on shared health services is too slow HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
ABC News/NASA(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station early Sunday, one day after it blast into space using a Falcon 9 rocket.After taking off around 2:50 a.m. EST on Saturday, the capsule docked just before 6 a.m. Sunday, about 27 hours after liftoff. It will be docked there for five days.It is the first time a commercially built spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station.The unmanned Dragon spacecraft, blasted from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, is scheduled to plop down in the Atlantic Ocean on March 8.A life-sized dummy named Ripley, after the lead character in the “Alien” movies, was the capsule’s only passenger.The launch and docking were broadcast live on NASA TV.“This is critically important,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who toured and launchpad on Friday with SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk, told the AP. “We’re on the precipice of launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil again for the first time since the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011.”NASA has since turned to SpaceX and Boeing, providing them with $8 billion, to help get astronauts to the ISS, which is about 250 miles about Earth. Currently, Russian Soyuz rockets are the only means by which to reach the space station, and NASA, according to the AP, pays $82 million per seat.Boeing is planning to test its Starliner capsule in April, potentially with people aboard as early as August.Bridenstine said it’s only a matter of time before astronauts are being carried into space aboard Dragons or Starliners.“We are not in a space race,” he told the AP. “That race is over. We went to the moon and we won. It’s done. Now we’re in a position where we can take our time and make sure we get it right.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.