January 23, 2015

Top News Stories –

King Abdulla dies –
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died today and his brother Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud became king. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir in a move designed to reduce fears of a succession crisis.
This image is a work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel walks with Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, to a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 23, 2013 The new King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman

Tennis player asked to do the twirl –
Tennis Australia commentator Ian Cohen has asked Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard “to give it a twirl” to show off her outfit after her second-round win over Kiki Bertens in the Australian Open causing upset. Bouchard who lost in the final at Wimbledon in 2014 said “… I’m fine with being asked to twirl if they ask the guys to flex their muscles and stuff.”
2014 Australian Open - Eugenie Bouchard 3

It’s teleporting Jim, but not as we know it –
Scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany have invented a real-life teleporter system that can scan in an object and “beam it” to another location. Not quite the level of sophistication seen in Star Trek, the system uses destructive scanning, digital transmission and 3D printing.
Leonard Nimoy William Shatner Star Trek 1968

List of the day –

Captains of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise (and variants)

Character Actor Series / programme / movie Appearances Rank Posting
Christopher Pike Jeffrey Hunter  Star Trek original pilot: “The Cage” “The Cage” Captain USS Enterprise
James T. Kirk William Shatner Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and Movies Seasons 1-3 (TOS) Captain (TOS, TAS, ST:V-VI, GEN) USS Enterprise-A (ST:IV-VI)
Seasons 1-2 (TAS) Rear Admiral (ST:I-IV) USS Enterprise (TOS, TAS, ST:V-III)
Movies (ST:I-VI, GEN)
Jean-Luc Picard Patrick Stewart Star Trek: The Next Generation and Movies Seasons 1-7 (TNG) Captain USS Enterprise-E(FCT,INS,NEM)
Movies(GEN,FCT,INS,NEM)   USS Enterprise-D (S1-7,GEN)
Season 1 (DS9)  
Benjamin Sisko Avery Brooks Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Seasons 1-7 Captain (S3-7) Deep Space 9
Commander (S1-3)  
Kathryn Janeway Kate Mulgrew  Star Trek: Voyager Seasons 1-7 (VOY) Vice Admiral (NEM) Starfleet Command (NEM)
Movies (NEM) Captain (VOY) USS Voyager (VOY)
Jonathan Archer Scott Bakula Star Trek: Enterprise Seasons 1-4 Captain Enterprise NX-01

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