The term express is still in use today, and is applied to rifles, ammunition, and a type of iron sight. With the widespread adoption of small bore, high velocity rifle cartridges, the meaning of express has shifted in modern usage, and refers to high velocity, large bore rifles and ammunition, typically used for hunting large or dangerous game at close range.
The name originates with a rifle built by James Purdey in 1856 (based on a pattern established a year earlier by William Greener) and named the Express Train, a marketing phrase intended to denote the considerable velocity of the bullet it fired. It was not the first rifle or cartridge of this type but it was Purdey's name express that stuck.
The Ekspress series of communication satellites (industry code 11F639) was developed by the satellite company NPO PM as a replacement for the old Gorizont series of comsats. The first satellite of the series, Ekspress 1, was launched in 1994. It had a mass of 2.5 tons, 17 channels and an operational lifetime of at 5–7 years.
Starting in the mid-1990s, NPO PM started to make significant effort to close the technology gap between Russian and Western communication satellites. Cooperation with the French company Alcatel (now Thales Alenia Space) was begun in 1995. The first satellite of a new second series, Ekspress A-1, had 12 Alcatel-built transponders. It was lost in a rocket failure in 1999, but a replacement, Ekspress A-2 was successfully launched in March, 2000.
Cartagena is a critically acclaimed German-style board game released in 2000, that takes as its theme the legendary 1672 pirate-led jailbreak from the dreaded fortress of Cartagena. The game supposedly became popular in the pirate coves of the Caribbean.
With its very simple concept, this game of strategy gives each player a group of six pirates and the objective is to have all six escape through the tortuous underground passage that connects the fortress to the port, where a sloop is waiting for them.
The first player to move all of his or her pirates from the Cartagena prison to the sloop is the winner.
The game board and its pieces were designed by Leo Colovini and drawn by artists Christoph Clasen, Claus Stephan, Didier Guiserix, Martin Hoffmann, and Studio Tapiro. The board itself is made up of six double-sided sections, each of which has a different permutation of the same six pictures: daggers, pirate hats, pistols, bottles of rum, skulls, and skeleton keys. These six sections can be combined in any order, to make thousands of different games (although nowhere near as many as the 7206 combinations theoretically possible).
natural gas produced from Canacol's recent discoveries and planned pipeline imports from Venezuela would not be able to arrive in the market until 2016, while regasified LNG from the new Cartagena terminal would not come on-stream until 2017. Cartagena LNG terminal ... On November 4, 2014, Höegh LNG Holdings was awarded an FSRU contract by SPEC for the LNG import terminal in Cartagena....
to 5 a.m., through Thursday for widening and toll express lane construction ... On another Turnpike stretch, up to two lanes northbound or southbound on between Killian Parkway and Kendall Drive will be closed nightly through Thursday for widening and express lane work ... to 5 a.m., through Thursday for work related to Turnpike widening and express lane construction....
In March, after appearing as the guest of honour at the CartagenaFilm Festival, Susan Sarandon went hiking with her son in the highlands of Colombia... She also looks natural, unlike many peers who wear the alarmed, frozen expression of repeat customers at the clinic of eternal youth ... In Cartagena, they put on a six-film retrospective charting her ......