Spacefaring humanity is divided among these four main factions. While each of these factions has its roots in the Solar System, they have spread with humans to multiple other star systems. Demarchists controlled most major colony worlds, including Yellowstone, until the introduction of the Melding Plague. Conjoiners inhabited hollowed out asteroids on system peripheries, called Nests, before the move to the central Mother Nest in the Yellowstone system during the Conjoiner-Demarchist war. Ultras prefer living aboard the massive lighthugger ships, and are generally uncomfortable on terrestrial worlds. Skyjacks are comet and asteroid miners.
ULTra (Urban Light Transit) is a personal rapid transit system developed by the British engineering company ULTra Global PRT (formerly Advanced Transport Systems).
The first public system opened at London's Heathrow Airport in May 2011. It consists of 21 vehicles operating on a 3.9-kilometre (2.4mi) route connecting Terminal 5 to its business passenger car park, just north of the airport. ULTra is in contention to develop an urban system in Amritsar, India projected to carry up to 100,000 passengers per day using 200 vehicles.
To reduce fabrication costs, ULTra uses largely off-the-shelf technologies, such as rubber tyres running on an open guideway. This approach has resulted in a system that ULTra believes to be economical; the company reports that the total cost (vehicles, infrastructure and control systems) is between £3 million and £5 million per kilometre of guideway.
The system was originally designed by Martin Lowson and his design team, Lowson having put £10 million into the project. He formed Advanced Transport Systems (ATS) in Cardiff to develop the system, and their site was later the location of its test track. ULTra has twice been awarded funding from the UK National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). Much of the original research on ULTra was done by the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Bristol during the 1990s. Recently the company renamed itself "ULTra PRT Limited" to better reflect its primary business, and moved its corporate headquarters to Bristol.
Ultra is the ninth studio album by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 14 April 1997 by Mute Records. The album was the band's first since the departure of Alan Wilder, who had left the band in 1995 having become disillusioned with life in Depeche Mode. Wilder's departure and lead singer Dave Gahan's drug problems, which culminated in a near-fatal overdose, had caused many people to speculate that the band was finished. This is their first album as a trio since 1982's A Broken Frame.
Ultra debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and at number five on the Billboard 200. By April 2006, the album had sold 584,000 copies in the United States. The project was initially conceived as an EP.
In 1999, Ned Raggett ranked the album at number 50 on his list of "The Top 136 Or So Albums Of The Nineties".
To promote the release of the album the band played two short concerts in London and Los Angeles, titled Ultra Parties. The London concert took place on 10 April 1997 at Adrenalin Village and the Los Angeles concert was held on 16 May 1997 at the Shrine Exposition Hall. The Shrine show was produced by Philip Blaine whose 1500 Records was currently compiling the soon to be released Depeche Mode tribute album For the Masses. The shows featured Christian Eigner on drums and Dave Clayton on keyboards. The Los Angeles show was filmed by MTV but the performance was never broadcast in its entirety.
PESHAWAR ... • Polling to be held in 39 cantonments today ... ISLAMABAD ... A careful analysis of the list of candidates of all the 206 wards shows that the ultra rightwing TLP has fielded three candidates in two of the nine cantonments in KP province, 24 in six of the eight cantonments in Sindh and 57 candidates in nine of the 19 cantonments in the Punjab ... .
ISLAMABAD ... A careful analysis of the list of candidates of all the 219 wards shows that the ultra rightwing TLP has fielded largest number of 57 candidates in nine cantonments of the Punjab, followed by 24 in six cantonments of Sindh and three candidates in two cantonments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province ... Polls pending since 2019 ... .
Poland has seen a resurgence in the past three years of rightwing religious ultra-conservative groups backed by nationalistic extremists in this heavily Catholic country of 38 million, which have led to passage of measures to restrict pride parades and other LGBTQ+-friendly events from taking place ... ....
Being a parent can feel, at times, like leading an authoritarian nation of one ... Which is why the news that China is taking on the job of limiting gaming time caught the attention of so many parents I know ... The regulation has teeth ... From the “red-baiting, ultra-rightwing radio preachers” of the 1950s onwards, disinformation has always been there ... .
Jackie Mason (Yacov Moshe Maza). Born. June 9th, 1928. Died. July 24th, 2021 ...Mason, who has died aged 93, was a pioneer of a modern, personalised form of comedy ... He was a friend of the ultra-rightwing rabbi Meir Kahane, but would distance himself from Kahane’s racist views on Arabs, then align himself with the same views in the next breath ... – Guardian. .
On Sunday, the veteran incumbent urged rightwing opposition politicians to reject what he called a “dangerous leftwing government”, which he said was the result of the “greatest election fraud in the history of the country”. Netanyahu accuses Bennett of abandoning rightwing voters by partnering with Lapid.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather at the site of the tragedy at Lag Ba’Omer on 30 April ... Netanyahu has long relied on powerful ultra-Orthodox parties as allies ... The coming week is expected to be decisive for his so far unsuccessful efforts to form a coalition government with rightwing and ultra-Orthodox parties.
Violence erupted by one of the entrances to the walled Old City on Thursday night , when ultra-nationalist rightwing Israelis chanting “death to Arabs” took to the streets, while police mounted on horseback, tried to separate them from a counter ...
ISLAMABAD. The French community in Pakistan is torn between disbelief, fear and annoyance in reaction to their embassy’s call for them to leave the country after Francophobic rioting this week by the now banned ultra rightwing Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party. Most, it seems, have decided to stay put ... I didn’t expect to go through this.” ... .
• French embassy advises its citizens to leave Pakistan. • PM vows to maintain writ of state. ISLAMABAD. As the government slapped an expected ban on the ultra rightwing Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) for its involvement in terrorism on Thursday, the French embassy, apparently fearing reprisals, advised the French citizens to leave Pakistan ... .
The row is over a 53-million-euro government bailout extended in early March to UltraPlus, an obscure airline that links Spain with Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela... Plus Ultra has its headquarters in Madrid but its main shareholders are Venezuelan businessmen who have been denounced by Spain's rightwing opposition having close links to Caracas.
Netanyahu secured 52 recommendations, counting 30 from his rightwing Likud party, plus support from Israel’s two ultra-Orthodox Jewish religious parties and the far-right Religious Zionism alliance. The centrist opposition leader Yair Lapid earned 45 endorsements ... Accordingly, I have decided to entrust him with the task of doing so.” ... He said ... .