THE AIRCRAFT BLACK BOX AND IT PURPOSE -REXFORD WEST

Every time a tragic aviation accident occurs, you’re likely to hear the news mention something about the hunt for the plane’s black boxes. These units are said to contain vital information that can reveal why a particular airplane might have crashed. Since the 1950s, the data inside black boxes has helped accident investigators, airline manufacturers, and aviation professionals improve flight safety for everyone.

A Black Box is able to withstand many accident scenarios without sustaining damage. Before being put into use, they are tested to see if they can withstand an impact with a concrete wall at 750 kilometers per hour (about 466 miles/hour), a static load of 2.25 tons for at least five minutes, a maximum temperature 1,100 degrees Celsius (2,012 Fahrenheit) for one hour and water pressure found in depths of up to 6,000 meters (about 19,700 feet).

They are a significant contribution to airline safety, but have you ever wondered how they actually work

1. They’re actually made of two components: the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder.

Technically there isn’t one single “black box” on each plane. Instead, there are two parts — the flight data recorder (FDR), and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). During a flight, the FDR tracks information about the plane itself, like its direction and speed, while the CVR records audio of the crew’s conversations, radio transmissions, engine sounds, and alarm noises.

Sometimes they can be combined together in one unit, but they are often two separate devices. They’re also quite expensive to make. The standard flight data and cockpit voice recorder system can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 to produce.

2.Human error is one of the primary reasons black boxes exist.

It’s true that inventions are born out of human necessity. In the 1950s, an Australian research scientist named David Warren helped to investigate the repeated plane crashes of the first commercial jet airliner, The Comet. He proposed that if researchers had knowledge of what happened on the plane moments before it went down, it would help them figure out how to improve the next flight.

While mechanical failure is a very real possibility, it’s been noted by several sources that the most common cause of airline crashes is pilot mistake. This is arguably why the CVR (cockpit voice recorder) exists, and not solely the flight data recorder.

3.The locations of black boxes can be traced in the bottom of deep oceans thanks to a special tracking component.

Every flight data recorder contains a tool called an underwater location beacon (ULB). This makes it possible for investigators tofind it if a plane crashes into a body of water. Once underwater, it sends out an acoustic signal that searchers can detect with a special receiver.

Finding the FDR and CVR from a plane that’s crashed into an ocean can still be tricky. In order for the signal to be heard, one has to be within a 15-mile range of the beacon. On top of that, the battery life only lasts for 30 days after it’sbeen submerged.

However, it’s not impossible. Two years after the 1987 crash of South African Airways295, investigators found the plane’s cockpit voice recorder 16,000 feet below the surface.

4.Black boxes are usually placed in the airplane’s tail because that’s where the least damage will occurs.

Even though the CVR records cockpit audio, the recording device itself doesn’t sit up front with the pilots. Typically the pilot area is fitted with several microphones, but the actual device that stores the recordings is hidden in the tail of the plane. This prevents the FDR and CVR from being completely destroyed in a crash since the tail typically feels the impact last.

As Joe Janes of the Information School at The University of Washington said, “Planes rarely back into mountains.”

5.Airplane black boxes are extremely durable.

According to National Geographic, all FDR equipment undergoes extensive tests prior to being placed on an airplane, just to be sure they can handle the stress of an accident.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau reports that flight data recorders can withstand fires up to 1,100 degrees Celsiusand a continuous pressure force of 5,000 pounds for up to five minutesIn addition, they can endure water pressure at depths up to 20,000 feet.

6.Only a special committee is allowed to listen to black box data.

Once an FDR or CVR has been recovered from a plane crash site, it gets transported to a special lab for analysis. After the data is extracted, a panel of exclusive aviation VIPs, everyone from industry experts, airplane manufacturers, and FAA officials, meet to review its contents. They then piece together the audio recordings and information from the FDR and try to deduce what happened in the moments leading up to an incident. The rules regarding who gets to be involved in the investigation are very strict and highly regulated by The US National Transportation Safety Board.

In fact, the US Congress explicitly forbids CVR audio recordings from being released to the public. They only publish the written transcript of the CVR data after the official safety hearing occurs.

What are the colors black box?

Although they are called ‘black boxes,’ aviation recorders are actually painted bright orange. This distinct color, along with the strips of reflective tape attached to the recorders’ exteriors, help investigators locate the black boxes following an accident. These are especially helpful when a plane lands in the water.

THE AIRCRAFT BLACK BOX AND IT PURPOSE -REXFORD WEST

“YAGA CARES” DONATES TO TWO BASIC SCHOOLS IN NIMA, ACCRA.

Over the weekend, the YAGA CARES foundation made donations to two Islamic basic schools “Qubbatu Islamic primary school Tafsiliyya School for Education”, in Nima a sub town in
Accra.

According founder, Aziz Tanko Nuhu they provided the items to help and empower the Islamic communities that were badly affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and also seek to cause societal change through education and youth empowerment.

Below are number of items donated

• 600 branded book for both schools

• 30 packs of fanta

•4 packs of bottled water

• 4 box of Chalk for each School

•8 packs of Nose mask ( 2 for each student)

• 4 pack of Crayon for each sch

• Packs of toffees

• 4 box Of Pens.

  1. Number of Children We Helped
    We donated to over 500 students in both schools present and sorted out even absentees.
  2. Our Ultimate Goal was to bring back the children who are intellectually great back to their classrooms and support them financially,and also to put smiles on the faces of those already in the classrooms and assured them that they have got our support financially, physically and emotionally.
  3. What Was Their Reaction.
    The smiles of the faces of these kids were priceless,they were super excited and glad that at least they have people to look up to when the need arises and they ain’t left out.

•The was no social distancing going on with the first school.

• No Veronica Buckets to wash their hands in other To help observe the Covid 19 protocol..

*About the foundation *
The YAGA Cares Foundation is a non-profit wing set up by Young And Gifted Africans with the aim of improving social lives Our main aim was to bring back the kids who are intellectually good but needed material support back to school. We also aimed at putting smiles on their faces.

•Founder Aziz Tanko Nuhu

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli dies at 61

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country’s vice-president has announced.

He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television.

Mr Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health.

Opposition politicians said last week that he had contracted Covid-19, but this has not been confirmed.

“It is with deep regret that I inform you that today… we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli,” Vice-President Hassan said in the announcement.

She said there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags would fly at half mast.

Mr Magufuli was declared president on his 56th birthday in October 2015. He was elected for a second term following a disputed poll last year.

He was one of Africa’s most prominent coronavirus sceptics, and called for prayers and herbal-infused steam therapy to counter the virus.

Tanzania has not published details of its coronavirus cases since May, and the government has refused to purchase vaccines.

Mr Magufuli was last seen in public on 27 February, but Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa insisted last week that the president was “healthy and working hard”.

On Monday, police said they had arrested four people on suspicion of spreading rumours on social media that the president was ill.

Source: BBC

Meet The Youngest Active Female Doctor In South Africa At Age 21 Dr. Thakgalo Thibela:

It is of no doubt that the African continent is on the path of excellence. Millions of young Africans are making a positive change in their various countries. When it comes to technology, science, art, and education – Africans are buzzing it. Over 300 million youth aged 15-24 lived in Africa in 2020 representing nearly 20% of Africa’s population, making up one-fifth of the world’s youth population. If one includes all people aged below 35, this number increases to staggering three-quarters of Africa’s population. This has put Africa at advantage in Youth Development.

In South Africa, A 21-year-old young and brilliant woman named Dr. Thakgalo Thibela has already completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) degree and is currently practicing at the Helen Joseph hospital in Johannesburg. This makes Dr. Thakgalo Thibela the youngest active female doctor in South Africa, according to the spokesperson of The Health Practice Council of South Africa (HPCSA)Priscilla Sekhonyana who confirmed that Thibela was the youngest Active Dr currently on the IN Register.

Achieving such greatness was no walk in the park for Dr. Thibela. She’s had to overcome many challenges and pick herself up to accomplish her dream

Early academic life

Dr. Thibela started primary school at the age of six at Farel Primary School where she was the top student from grade 1 to grade 6. When it was time to go to grade 7, the school made her skip the grade and promoted her straight to high school.

“I was excited and nervous when the school principal announced to me in the presence of my parents that because of my academic excellence, they decided not to waste my time and promote me to high school,” she says.I am enjoying what I am doing at the hospital. I am getting clinical exposure and my theoretical knowledge is also being reinforced.”21-year-old Dr. Thibela

She then went to Lehlasedi High School where she was promoted to grade 10 because of her outstanding academic performance.

“I was the top of the class throughout and as a result, I was promoted to grade 10 within a week after the school principal had realized my potential. In school I was active in extramural activities such as drama, netball, choir, poetry, and debate,” she told News24.

The following year things started to take a different turn for the 21-year-old when she realized that her grade 11 results were not looking good; she knew she had to do something about it. Her teacher also told her that she needed to pull her socks up.

“I attended extra classes, Saturday classes, and studied with friends to improve my marks that were not above average,” said Dr. Thakgalo Thibela.

Luckily for her, all that hard work paid off and in matric, Thibela passed extremely well finishing off her high school career with 7 distinctions at the age of 15.

The journey to becoming a medical doctor

After obtaining seven (7) distinctions in her matric year, Thibela was awarded a bursary from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), a company that partnered with Lehlasedi High School to sponsor the top learner every year.

She was then admitted to Wits University at the age of 16 enrolling for a six-year degree in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBCH). She continued to work hard and remain disciplined and her efforts earned her the qualification of her dreams.

Upon admission, the university refused to provide her with accommodation because of her age. Although she was disappointed by that, she was fortunate to get a place to stay not far from the university. She told News24 that she was continually ridiculed by her university peers for not pronouncing certain English words the way that they were pronounced by most, and she was ridiculed for her accent.

“I was deeply demoralised and that affected my self-esteem. That made me scared to express myself in front of my fellow school mates/peers,” she told News24

However, she managed to fight through that and place most of her focus on her school work. Her academic excellence earned her the Golden Key International membership, a recognition for students who are doing well academically and excelling in Universities all over the world

Currently, the young doctor is doing her practical experiential learning at Helen Joseph hospital in Auckland Park – where she started this year.

“I am enjoying what I am doing at the hospital. I am getting clinical exposure and my theoretical knowledge is also being reinforced. What I like about my job is that even though I may look young, patients never refuse to be examined. Instead, they are pleasantly surprised and ask me how old I am and end complimenting me for being a doctor at an early age.”Dr Thakgalo Thibela

Nigerian Man Thrown Out By His White Lover For Not Cooking

A Nigerian man living abroad has no choice than to sleep on the cold streets simply because he was thrown out by his white lover.

According to him, he has been staying with the lady for the past 5 months and does everything possible to satisfy her.

He noted that he doesn’t have the right papers as a permanent citizen — for that matter, he has been enduring the pain so that the White lady in question can help him get the papers.

The young man said he has been the one who takes care of cooking among other things.

But on the very day that he got thrown out, he got back from work but because of how tired he was, he couldn’t cook on time.

There and then his White lover came back and when she asked if he cooked, he told her he was tired so he’ll cook later.

His White lover got pissed and threw him outside.

Because he has nowhere to go, this young man had no choice than to sleep on the cold streets.

Watch the video below:

15-year-old American Scientist to Speak on STEM in Ghana

The Transformation Ghana Leadership Initiative (TGLI) is hosting a 15-year-old American Scientist, Ms. Gitanjali Rao to speak on creativity and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The workshop is scheduled for March 16th at 4:30 PM GMT.

Ms. Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America’s Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device “Tethys”—an early lead detection tool.

Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and “Kindly”—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

She was honoured as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and “Kid of the Year” for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 38,000 students in the last two years across four continents.

In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world.

She is an experienced TED speaker and often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.

Gitanjali is a partner for Forbes Ignite Network where she has piloted a concept called Empathy Sharktank that helps in employee-employer engagement and staff development for start-ups and schools.

Click here to register to join the workshop.

Burna Boy Wins Best Global Music Album at 2021 Grammys

Nigerian star Burna Boy has won Best Global Music Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. His album Twice as Tall won the award over records by Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar). The win marks Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated last year.

In November, the Recording Academy announced plans to change the name of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music Album, saying it’s a step toward “a more relevant, modern, and inclusive term.” The statement added: “The change symbolizes a departure from the connotations of colonialism, folk, and ‘non-American’ that the former term embodied while adapting to current listening trends and cultural evolution among the diverse communities it may represent.”

GES to allegedly sanction the teacher who feed her pupils with her salary because it’s against the rules to do so

For the past few days, one Abenah Serwaah Mankosa who’s a teacher at Aninkrom D/A Primary one in Adankwame District in the Ashanti Region has been trending on social media for her kind deeds.

The young female teacher has decided to use her salary to give a well-balanced diet to her pupils.

Her act of kindness has caught the heart of Ghanaians with a lot of people pledging to support her in many ways.

News of her kind deed has also been well publicised in the media.

Well, as it stands, we all might think Ms Abena Serwaah was doing good but it appears the Ghana Education Service is not happy with what she’ doing.

She has taken to her Facebook handle to reveal that she was invited to report herself at the GES district office for questioning.

According to her, GES claims feeding, taking pictures of pupils and sharing them on social media is against its codes and ethics.

I just don’t know any GES rules that is against taking pictures of children,so we can’t reach out to the less privileged in the society in peace.

Can the community turn against me that they don’t like how I treat my children under influence of any power.

Ghana is sweet😂 . Daddy said am stronger than this. Final verdict at my district education office. I love my country Have just lost appetite .So will Ghana ever develop”, Abenah Serwaa Mankosa posted on Facebook.

Charterhouse Launches Impact Woman Honors 2021- Gives Out 2 Awards At National Womens Summit

Women are celebrated everyday of their lives, everyday somewhere in the world, a woman is being a super woman to her kids, her husband, her employer, her employees, her community and her country. International women’s day is a global day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Every year for the past 3 years, leading events hub, charterhouse have organized a summit to celebrate women who are constantly challenging the status quo and striving to succeed in various fields of endeavors. The summit, which had both live and online audience saw accomplished women who had risen through the ranks, present to share their experiences and success stories in other to aspire the next generation.

As part of the year’s activity to challenge women, Charterhouse launched an honoring initiative which was set aside to award women dubbed the Impact Woman Honors.

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Women are celebrated everyday of their lives, everyday somewhere in the world, a woman is being a super woman to her kids, her husband, her employer, her employees, her community and her country. International women’s day is a global day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Every year for the past 3 years, leading events hub, charterhouse have organized a summit to celebrate women who are constantly challenging the status quo and striving to succeed in various fields of endeavors. The summit, which had both live and online audience saw accomplished women who had risen through the ranks, present to share their experiences and success stories in other to aspire the next generation.

As part of the year’s activity to challenge women, Charterhouse launched an honoring initiative which was set aside to award women dubbed the Impact Woman Honors.

The 2021 Impact Woman Honor (Woman Inventor Award) was presented to Mrs. Veronica Bekoe, the inventor of the famous Veronica Buckets which can be found in every home, office, school and public places across Ghana and other parts of the continent. She was presented with a citation

Also in recognition of their sterling performances at the World Robotics Championship for 2019 and 2020, the Methodist Girls SHS Robotic Club received the 2021 Youth STEM Impact Award. This award was received by students who have for the past 2 years represented Ghana and their school at the world championship and have been become an inspiration to their peers in STEM.

The 3rd National Women’s Summit worked with 2 themes this year, a main theme and a sub theme, because they go hand in hand; ‘Choose to Challenge’ and ‘You Deserve to Be Well’ respectively.

The Impact Woman Honors is a Charterhouse initiative

Soulja Kelly Upcoming Ghanaian Rapper Involved in Road Accident (Video)

According to sources the fast rising Europe based Ghanaian rapper Soulja Kelly has involved in road accident with his friend on their way to Kiev Ukraine’s capital some few hours ago. They’re currently at a hospital which is not disclose at the moment receiving treatment.

Video below

Also read: My Fans Should Expect an EP this Year Soulja Kelly Revealed on Gam Radio Brazil