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  • Second BCR Sports League Begins

    Lahore: The much-awaited BCR Sports League began on September 20, 2014 with football matches between teams of all four School Groups.
  • Forming Alliances

    Lahore: The Early Years (TEY) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MCB to form an alliance between the two organisations. The agreement was signed on September 16, 2014 at the MCB Head Office in Lahore.
  • Beaconhouse Malaysia turns 10

    Malaysia: Beaconhouse Malaysia celebrated its 10th anniversary on September 5. The anniversary celebration was an elegant affair with the theme, ‘Shades of Blue’.
  • A Sense of Pride

    Karachi: Osama Hasher of Class VII scored the highest marks in the International Kangaroo Mathematics Contest 2014, stood 1st in Pakistan and was awarded a gold medal.
  • United We Stand

    Lahore: Lower Primary Walton Campus students highlighted the importance of unity with their Annual English Musical Play 'United We Stand' on December 20.
World Watch
Nasa picks astronaut crew ship designs

The US space agency Nasa has picked the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space. It is giving up to $6.2bn to the Boeing and SpaceX firms, to help them finish the development of new crew capsules. Since the space shuttles were retired in 2011, the Americans have relied on Russia and its Soyuz vehicles to get to the International Space Station. Boeing and SpaceX should have their seven-person crew ships ready to take over the role by late 2017. Disagreements over Moscow's actions in Ukraine have made the current Soyuz arrangement increasingly unpalatable for Washington. So has the price per flight now being charged - at $70m (£43m) per US astronaut seat. American officials regard this as excessive.

Courtesy: BBC

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