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First Passenger Drone To Fly in Dubai

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Technology is Growing.It’s an eight blade flight for just one passenger.
Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July.


The arrival of the Chinese-made EHang 184 — which already has had its flying debut over Dubai’s iconic, sail-shaped Burj al-Arab skyscraper hotel — comes as the Emirati city also has partnered with other cutting-edge technology companies, including Hyperloop One.

The question is whether the egg-shaped, four-legged craft will really take off as a transportation alternative in this car-clogged city already home to the world’s longest driverless metro line.

Mattar al-Tayer, the head of Dubai’s Roads & Transportation Agency, announced plans to have the craft regularly flying at the World Government Summit. Before his remarks on Monday, most treated the four-legged, eight-propeller craft as just another curiosity at an event that views itself as a desert Davos.

“This is not only a model,” al-Tayer said. “We have actually experimented with this vehicle flying in Dubai’s skies.”

The craft can carry a passenger weighing up to 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and a small suitcase. After buckling into its race-car-style seat, the craft’s sole passenger selects a destination on a touch-screen pad in front of the seat and the drone flies there automatically.

The drone, which has a battery allowing for a half-hour flight time and a range of up to 50 kilometers (31 miles), will be monitored remotely by a control room on the ground. It has a top speed of 160 kph (100 mph), but authorities say it will be operated typically at 100 kph (62 mph).

Al-Tayer said the drone would begin regular operations in July. He did not elaborate.

The Road and Transportation Agency later issued a statement saying the drone had been examined by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and was controlled through 4G mobile internet. The agency did not immediately respond to further questions from The Associated Press.


The United Arab Emirates already requires drone hobbyists to register their aircraft. However, drone intrusions at Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, has seen it shut down for hours at a time in recent months.

EHang did not respond to a request for comment. In May, authorities in Nevada announced they would partner with EHang to test the 184 to possibly be cleared by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The drone may be a techno curiosity for now but Dubai — the commercial capital of the oil-rich UAE and home to the long-haul carrier Emirates — has bold visions for the future and the 184 fits right into its plans.

Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced in April he wanted 25 percent of all passenger trips in the city to be done by driverless vehicles in 2030. To that end, Dubai already has had the box-shaped driverless EZ10, built by France’s EasyMile, cruise nearby the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

In October, Dubai signed a deal with Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One to study the potential for building a hyperloop line between it and Abu Dhabi, the Emirati capital.

A hyperloop has levitating pods powered by electricity and magnetism that hurtle through low-friction pipes at a top speed of 1,220 kph (760 mph). Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla who appeared on Monday at the Dubai conference, first proposed the idea of a hyperloop in 2013.

Musk, who took no questions from reporters on Monday, later launched his Tesla car brand in Dubai at an event organizers said was not open to international media. Musk has come under criticism for serving on a business council advising U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Truck carrying APC Branded Rice Rams Into a Market – See what the youths did

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Bewails follow after a truck carrying APC branded rice rammed into a market in Iworoko, Ekiti state killing many including a mother and her child, a youth corp member and few Ekiti State university students.

Youths angered, destroyed the rice carried by the truck. The Truck was carrying rice with APC logo and on its sack, it is believed to be the campaign material belonging to a senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.

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Unlucky man Beaten black and blue for stealing ladies panties

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An unlucky pant thief, ifeanyi, was apprehended stealing pant at a student residential quarters at Mgbakwu, Awka north Local Government Area of Anambra State on Wednesday.

Beaten blue and black for stealing ladies panties

Beaten blue and black for stealing ladies panties

He broke into the the apartment and went straight to the rope where washed female panties hung. Quickly he ceased the pants but ran out of luck when an occupant came out to urinate and raised alarm.

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He was immediately surrounded by a vicious mob who nearly beat life out of him, instead they left him gasping for air.

With the remaining life in him, he confessed to how he has stolen up 58 pants and sold them for N500 each.

Ifeanyi had to confess that he has been in the business for a long while after he dropped out of school at SS2 level following a mental illness.

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According to the news source, the mob let ifeanyi go after much berating because he claimed it was the work of the devil and promises to change. Ifeanyi advised other female panties theif to abstain from such cruel acts.

Don’t it blame all on ifeanyi, blame  those buying panties worn by females of age between 14 – 30 for N400,000.  The police were completely oblivious of the incident and promises to make public a report once they do.

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How to Register for 2019 JAMB UTME Examination without hassle

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Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination (JAMB) 2019 UTME examination has been fixed to hold on 16 March, 2019 at JAMB accredited centers only. JAMB has pre-warned candidates to avoid registering at cyber cafes to avoid stories that touches the heart.

The registration of the JAMB UTME for 2019 began today being 10th January as announced by the board. We coupled down the quick steps on how to register for 2019 JAMB examinations and we encourage you to follow them strictly.

Easy Steps on How to Register for 2019 JAMB UTME Examination

Easy Steps on How to Register for 2019 JAMB UTME Examination

You need your personal e-mail address and mobile phone number. Head over to JAMB website to create your JAMB profile. Pay for you JAMB ePIN via online or bank. Visit any accredited CBT centers with your personal details (O’ Level certificate), the profile and evidence of payment.
The CBT centers or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing:
a) e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions and available programmes of study.
b) Syllabus (e-syllabus) for the examination.
c) Step by step guide on completion of the application form.
d) A video messages from the Registrar of JAMB and a demo on how to use eight (8) keys for UTME examination without mouse. (For candidates with little familiarity with Computers).
vii. Each Candidate is to complete the online application form by supplying the required details such as name, e-mail address, L.G.A., academic qualification, etc.
viii. At the CBT centers, Candidate’s ten fingers biometric and image will be captured and uploaded.
ix. O/L and/or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting result should supply the result online as soon as the results are available on JAMB’s portal.
x. Each Candidate is to collect his e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration.

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