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World’s biggest aircraft Boeing 777X makes historic test flight

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Foremost aircraft manufacturer-Boeing Commercial Airplanes dazzled global aviation last Monday when it carried out test flight on its latest machine-Boeing 777X.

The aircraft is the world’s largest twin-engine plane designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class cabin configuration.

The manufacturer said the aircraft will revolutionise long-haul travel by making flights more fuel-efficient. It has a unique folding wingtip technology, which makes the aircraft more airport-friendly.

The plane, which is 77m (252ft) long, took off from a runway just outside Seattle on the United States (US) West Coast. Four hours later, it landed at the historic Boeing Field, not far from rows of 737MAX planes grounded after two fatal crashes triggered safety concerns.

Produced since 2017, it took the company three attempts to get Boeing 777X off the ground as the first two planned test were abandoned.

The 777X is a larger and more efficient version of Boeing’s successful 777 mini-jumbos. Standout features include folding wingtips and the world’s largest commercial engines.

“It represents the great things we can do as a company,” said 777X Marketing Director Wendy Sowers.

Boeing said it has sold 309 of the plane – worth more than $442 million each at list prices.

The plane will go head-to-head with the Airbus A350-, which seats about 360 passengers.

Likely to jolt competition in the technologically driven air transport sector, the Boeing 777X  is coming at a time the Boeing Company is exploring strategies to boost its image after its Boeing 737-800Max  was grounded on account of two crashes involving Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines where over 346 persons died.  It has a range of 7,285 nautical miles with a fuselage that’s 251 feet, 9 inches long and a wingspan of 238 ft., 10 inches that include the unique folding wing tips which give the aircraft a distinct advantage. Each 12 feet long, allow the aircraft to operate at the same Code E airport span limit as the smaller A350 and Boeing 777 aircraft.

The 777X will introduce a number of passenger experience improvements, including higher and larger 162 square inch windows. By comparison, the windows on the existing Boeing 777 are 140 square inches while the ones on the Airbus A350 are 125 square inches.

The larger windows will not only give passengers a better view of the skies, but also let in more natural light enhancing the sense of space on board and contributing to passenger well-being. They will also be dimmable; a popular feature first introduced by Boeing on the 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and will include a special film coating that will keep out infrared and ultraviolet rays.

Following the successful maiden voyage, Boeing Executive Stan Deal said: “It’s a proud day for us. It made all of our employees proud one more time of who we are and what we get to do, by flying a brand-new aeroplane that is going to change the world one more time.”

Boeing’s new 777X is expected to enter service in 2021, with development issues. This means that this is a year later than planned. Each plane is worth  $442 million (£338 million).

More than 300 of the planes have already been sold and the jet is expected to compete with the A350-1000, a new offering by rival Airbus. It gets a bit muddy from there, with Emirates telling Flight Global that it’s still expecting 126 777X aircraft in all as “future deliveries”.

In stormy conditions, Boeing needs a big win. Today’s successful take-off is a positive leap forward, reassuring customers that the programme is back on track and giving employees something to cheer about.

Boeing has orders for 309 777X aircraft on the books from eight announced airlines and unidentified customers.

The published list of customers include: All Nippon Airways (ANA) with an order for 20  aircraft; British Airways (18); Cathay Pacific (21); Emirates (115); Etihad Airways (25); Lufthansa (20); Qatar Airways (60) and Singapore Airlines (20). Emirates’ commitment was for 150 of the aircraft type, but following engine-related delays, it reduced the order to 126 at the last year’s Dubai Air Show, taking 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners instead.

In December, as Flight Global reported, the order was adjusted down again. Emirates said 11 of the original 777X aircraft on order were subject to reconfirmation.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would not grant clearance for the planes before 2020.

All versions of the 737MAX were grounded worldwide in March, days after an Ethiopian Airlines plane came down outside Addis Ababa, and five months after a Lion Air flight suffered a similar fate near Indonesia. Boeing has been working with US regulators to ensure the planes are safe – with modifications focusing on an anti-stall device called the Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) in the hope of returning the 737MAX to service.

Further tests are needed before the aircraft enters service with Emirates next year.

It is attempting to have the plane re-approved for flight.

The grounding of the 737Max, which had been Boeing’s best-selling plane, is estimated to have already cost Boeing more than $9 billion.

Regulatory hurdles do lie ahead for the 777X, which will be the first major aircraft to be certified since the role of software flaws in two fatal 737MAX crashes emerged.

The Federal Aviation Administration has vowed that rigorous testing will be conducted before the plane is allowed to carry passengers – while Emirates, one of Boeing’s clients, has said the plane should be put through “hell on earth” to ensure it is safe and performs properly.

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‘I’m Not Accepting Gifts This Year’ – Tonto Dikeh Speaks On Her Birthday

Tonto Dikeh

Popular Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, has pointed out that she doesn’t want to receive any gifts for her birthday this year.

The actress made a post on Instagram where she spoke on her birthday which is coming up just in a few days.

Tonto pointed out that she had received a lot of messages from her fans and followers.
Sharing on Instagram she wrote: “Got over 50dms on gifts, this is a collective reply..

I’m grateful… #Post&Delete”

See Her Post Here:

She  also advised those planning surprise parties for her to desist.


Highlights Of BBNaija season 3 #PepperDemReunion

The #BBNaija Pepper Dem reunion show is still on-going and it and is expected to air every day until Thursday.

Nigerians cannot get over Monday’s night episode and the drama that went down.

The housemates of BBNaija Season 4 (Pepper Dem) had a chit-chat session with the show’s host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from the show;

1. “I’m too original to want to act like another person” – Tacha

Tacha

2. “I was a nice guy, until that boy Ike tiff (stole) my coin” – Omashola

Omashola

3. “I wasn’t gunning for the ultimate prize, I only wanted people to see a tech queen and I got it” – Jackye

Jackye

4. “If the Diane we’re seeing after the house was the one we saw in the house, she would have been a threat to Lambo” – Seyi

Seyi Awolowo

5. “What are the characteristics of a winner?” – Ebuka asks Tacha and she responds.

6. “You mocked me at the auditions calling me names. I got into the house and you watched me for three months. That’s the plot twist” – Tacha

7. “When I cough, It’s highlight” – Mercy

Mercy Eke

Ex-participants also revealed who did the most for highlights.


Tacha Claps Back At Troll Who Reminded Her About Her Disqualification

Tacha

Ex-BBNaija housemate, Tacha was quick to fire back at a troll who reminded her of her disqualification from the reality TV show.

The Brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’ Reunion show aired on Sunday.

During the reunion show, the ex-participants expressed their feelings about each other through their facial expressions.

However, Tacha was not shown partaking in the challenge.

A fan of the controversial reality star took to Twitter to praise her for not participating in the challenge.

The reality TV star revealed she participated but her part just wasn’t aired.

A fan of another housemate, Mercy decided to make nest of her by bringing up her disqualification.

The self-acclaimed ‘Port-Harcourt’ first daughter clapped back as she tweeted;

Better to be disqualified from a SHOW than to be out here in REAL LIFE chasing over a DISQUALIFIED HOUSE MATEs SHADOW. ”

See the exchange below:


Naira Marley Reacts As FG Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings

Naira Marley

Popular Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, has reacted to the ease of lockdown on worship centres across the country.
The government had imposed the ban two months ago to check the spread of coronavirus.

The singer, on Twitter, pointed out that he was lashed out for saying he didn’t believe in coronavirus exists in Nigeria.

He also pointed out a few other things he has been attacked for.
Reacting to the update by the FG, Marley asked the government if the coronavirus had suddenly disappeared as he also said that maybe no one is concerned anymore.

See His Post Here:

nairamarley

@officialnairam1

I guess there’s nomore corona in the world looooooooooooooooooooooooool or should I say nobody cares about corona anymore

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nairamarley

@officialnairam1

I got dragged for singing Soapy
I got dragged for saying Olosho IssaGoal
I got dragged for saying toba doko wamalole bye bye
I got dragged for not believing in corona
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Anything I Say About Davido Or Tacha Should Be Considered As News’ – Kemi Olunloyo

Kemi Olunloyo

Controversial Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has said that people should start respecting her opinion and her work.

The journalist made this statement during an Instagram live chat with ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Khafi Kareem.

recall, Khafi recently opened up about her rape experience and she revealed the reason she didn’t report the person.

During a recent live broadcast, Olunloyo said anything she says about anyone, including singer, Davido or reality star, Tacha, should be considered as news and not dragging.


‘I Felt Dirty And Ashamed’ – BBNaija’s Khafi Narrates Heartbreaking Rape Experience

Khafi Kareem

BBNaija ex-housemate, Khafi Kareem, has taken to Twitter to share her experience in the hands of a rapist.

According to the 31-year-old, she is a victim of rape and she didn’t report the incident when it had happened.

The Nigerian- British disclosed that she kept it a secret and did not report the rapist because he begged her not to.
She further revealed that she was too ashamed to let out the dirty experience, another reason why she didn’t report the incident.

See Her Post Here:

ACupOfKhafi ☕️💛@KhafiKareem

– because he apologised right after. Because I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse. Because the one person I did tell said I caused it. Because I felt dirty and ashamed.

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Actor Jim Iyke Visits The Eiffel Tower With His Son

Jim Iyke

Veteran Nollywood actor, Jim Ijke took to his social media space to share some bonding moments with his adorable son, JJ.

The actor, who is currently in France, took his son on a visit to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Taking to the photo-sharing app, the dotting dad shared photos and a video from their trip with the caption;

”QUARANTINE WAHALA!

After weeks indoors, my guy tested a little sunlight and decided to run away from home.“
See his full post below:


Actor Bolanle Ninalowo Shares Interesting Facts About Life

Bolanle Ninalowo

Popular Nigerian actor, Bolanle Ninalowo penned an inspirational message via Instagram on Tuesday and he noted some interesting facts about life.

Taking to the photo-sharing app, the 40-year-old actor shared a photo of himself with the caption;

”Have you ever met a happy, successful person who regularly avoids responsibility, blames and points fingers and makes excuses for their unsatisfying life? Me either. The truth is, you write your own destiny through the choices you make every day. You become what you repeatedly do. It is more important to know where you are going and why, than to get there quickly. In fact, the most important thing in life is knowing what the most important things in life are, and prioritizing them accordingly.“
See his post below:


‘Parents Failed To Teach Boy Child About Consent From A Girl’ – Cubana Chief Priest

Cuban chief Priest 

Popular Nigerian socialite, Cubana Chief Priest, has shared his idea on why there are so many reported rape cases in reaction to the rape culture in Nigeria.

According to Cubana, many parents failed to teach their male children the meaning of consent as it concerns sexual activities.

Taking to Instagram, the socialite made this known as he also celebrated his 1.6 million followers.
Cubana pointed out that parents need to teach their male children to cherish and respect women in all their dealings with women.

See His Post Here:


Adult Movie Star, Kingtblakhoc Reacts After Being Accused Of Using Underage Girl For His Movie

 

Kingtblakhoc

Nigerian adult movie actor, Tobiloba Isaac Jolaoso aka Kingtblachoc got embroiled in a messy drama on Instagram.

The adult movie star was attacked by web users for allegedly using an underage girl in his porn movie.

This came after he shared sensual videos of the girl on social media.

The young girl in the videos looks young and could actually pass for a teenager.

One of the movie star’s followers blasted him, stating that the girl is 13 years old and the porn star said he should “learn and not be stupid”.

Kingtblakhoc, however, defended himself by stating that the young girl is actually ‘23-years-old.’


Beverly Naya says the country is battling police brutality, sexual predators, pedophiles, rapists alongside coronavirus

Beverly Naya

Naya couldn’t hide her emotions as she penned down the heartfelt post via her Instagram page.

Beverly Naya believes the country isn’t battling just coronavirus but also has a lot to deal with like police brutality, sexual predators, pedophiles, and so many other vices.

The movie star in a long post shared via her Instagram page on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, expressed her worry over the gruesome murder of the young university student in Benin city, Uwa.

“I didn’t sleep until 5 am this morning. I feel completely drained. As I deal with one horrific story in the news, another hits me over the head with a fire extinguisher… Like the one that was used to kill Uwa after being raped in her place of worship,” she wrote.
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I didn’t sleep until 5am this morning. I feel completely drained. As I deal with one horrific story in the news, another hits me over the head with a fire extinguisher… Like the one that was used to kill Uwa after being raped in her place of worship. The news almost feels similar to a bullet piercing through me as I come to terms with the fact that the police may never be our friends, just look at what they did to 16 year old Tina and so many others. I mean, the amount of bad news in the world right now is suffocating, it almost feels like I can’t breathe…the pain in my chest…you would think that there’s a knee pressing down on my neck blocking the very thing that keeps me alive….I’m gasping for air. George Floyd did not deserve that. We do not deserve the continuous hatred we receive from our own people as well as those who simply hate us for the colour of our skin. We are not only battling coronavirus, we have other epidemics and just like the virus, the numbers keep rising. We are battling police brutality, sexual predators, pedophiles, rape apologists, racists, murderers and terrorists. These are all epidemics but unlike Coronavirus, you are not required to cover your mouth in order to survive…you are required to use it! Do not be silenced! We need SCAPEGOATS, we need justice! #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForTina #JusticeForUwa #RapeIsACRIME #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

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Naya’s post is coming on the heels of the recent protests in the United States of America and the rape and murder of a young student in Nigeria.

It would be recalled that on Saturday, May 30, 2020, a young lady, Uwa Omozuwa was murdered in Benin city.


Famous Quote 

Famous Quote For June 3
“America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page of the policies of the past.”
Barack Obama, 2008

Word Of The Day

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 03, 2020

Word: glower

Pronunciation: [ glou-er ]

Meaning: to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.


Fun Facts

  • Did you know If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.
  • Did you know tennis players are not allowed to swear when they are playing in Wimbledon.
  • Did you know an eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  • Did you know Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.

Knowledge Stew🥘

Did you know tennis players are not allowed to swear when they are playing in Wimbledon.

Because of this, line judges have to learn curse words in every language so they know when a player has violated the rules.


Just 4 Laffs😄😁

It was very crowded and noise in this Restaurant and this blond girl asks the waiter where the restroom was.
He says: “I can’t hear you!”
So she gets close to his ear and asks again: “Can you please tell me where the ladies room is?”
And he replies: “On the other side!”
So she turns around and gets close to his other ear, and asks: “Can you please tell me where the ladies room is, please!”


Savage Posts😁🙄 

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Lesotho former first lady arrested in murder case

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Lesotho’s former first lady, Maesaiah Thabane, was on Wednesday arrested over the murder of the previous wife of her husband and former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, police said.

Lesotho’s Appeal Court revoked her bail last week on suspicion that procedure was not followed correctly when her bail was granted.

Thabane was transferred to court, where she wore a fur coat and black protective anti-coronavirus mask, a Reuters witness said.

The date for a new bail application was set for June 6.

Maesaiah Thabane was being charged with ordering the killing of Lipolelo Thabane, her love rival, who was shot dead near her home in Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, in June, 2017.

Maesaiah Thabane was released on bail in February.

Lipolelo was estranged from Thomas Thabane at the time of the murder.

The case had been causing growing political instability in the independent mountain kingdom of two million people encircled by South Africa before Thomas Thabane resigned as prime minister in May.

He is also a suspect in the murder. He denies any involvement and has yet to be formally charged.

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George Floyd for burial June 9

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The funeral for George Floyd, who murdered in Minneapolis, United States last week, will be held June 9 in Houston, the family attorney, Ben Crump has announced.

A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.(7pm West African time), according to Crump.

The funeral in Houston, where Floyd grew up, will be at 11 a.m. CT, Crump said at a news conference.

The death of Flyod was revealed in a viral video showing police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee of Floyd’s neck, and other officers kneeling on his back.

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