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Satellite images may show China's first indigenous carrier: Jane's

BEIJING (REUTERS)- New satellite images show China may be building its first indigenous aircraft carrier in the northeastern port of Dalian, according to IHS Jane's Defense Weekly, which has released the pictures.

Little is known about China's aircraft carrier programme, which is a state secret, though Chinese state media have hinted new vessels are being built. The Pentagon, in a report earlier this year, said Beijing could build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years.

Taiwan's Defence Ministry, in a report obtained by Reuters last month, said China was building two aircraft carriers that will be the same size as its sole carrier, a 60,000-tonne refurbished Soviet-era ship.

IHS Jane's said the unidentified hull was in an advanced state of construction at a shipyard in Dalian. "While a conclusive identification of the hull as an aircraft carrier cannot be made until work is observed on the upper decks and potential flight deck, the slow pace of assembly and outline suggests a military hull under construction," it said in an emailed sent on Thursday (Oct 1).


Daily Holidays - October 3

National Techies Day The day was created to encourage students to learn more about a career in technology and to address the nationwide need for qualified technology workers and to recognize the contributions that tech professionals make to education. There is always a need for skilled technology professionals. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-techies-day-october-3/

World Card Making Day People give each other cards to celebrate birthdays, weddings, achievements and more, as well as to commiserate or support. But how much does your sentiment mean, if itís simply bought from a retail chain with little thought? Take some time this Card Making Day and create something heartfelt from scratch, and show the recipient that youíve really thought about them. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/card-making-day/


Daily Holidays - October 2

World Smile Day World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-smile-day-first-friday-in-october/


International Day of Non-violence This world has seen its share of bloody wars that ended countless lives and filled many more with grief. No matter what country you go to, there are stories of how someoneís greed or lust for power resulted in the killing of innocent people and the destruction of beautiful cities. Even wars that were fought for a good cause, like the Civil War of the United States of America, that resulted in slavery being abolished, have been responsible for a great many deaths. Fortunately, however, there are people in this world who have gone about making the changes they thought necessary without violence or pure brute force, and these are the people that the International Day of Non-Violence celebrates. No matter where you live, thereís no denying that a day celebrating non-violent ways of making a statement and bringing about change is long overdue, and that these peaceful strategies for fighting injustice more than definitely deserve their own day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-day-of-non-violence/

National Custodial Workers Day Custodial Worker Day is an annual celebration where people get together to pay tribute to and give their thanks to those men and women who work tirelessly to clean and maintain the many buildings that are used for all kinds of reasons on a daily basis. The purpose is to show these maintenance workers that all they do is recognised and appreciated, and to prevent them feeling like what they are doing is an otherwise thankless job. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/custodial-worker-day/

World Farm Animals Day Farm animals are cute, and they also play an important role in modern society. Take some time to appreciate them this World Farm Animals Day. Created in memory of Ghandi, who believed in treating all living beings with respect, World Farm Animals Day was founded to highlight the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/farm-animals-day/

Daily Holidays - October 1

CD Player Day With the rise of digital downloads, MP3s and integrated media devices in the house and on the move, the humble CD player may become a thing of the past. Get a bit lo-tech, and celebrate CD Player Day by enjoying music from a dedicated CD player, a portable hand-held player or even a boom box! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cd-player-day/

International Day of Older Persons With people living and working longer, itís increasingly important that we recognise the importance of supporting senior citizens and OAPs within our society. Senior Citizens Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the long-term contribution and dedication of older people, and to ensure that weíre doing our best to give something back to older people. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/older-peoples-day/

National Lace Day Lace is an incredibly versatile material, used for commonly for decoration, pillow-making and items of clothing. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lace-day/

World Vegetarian Day Whether itís a moral, dietary, health or lifestyle choice, Vegetarian Day embraces and encourages respect for those who eschew eating meat. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/vegetarian-day/

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