The original meaning of this character was like NOP—when sent to a printer or a terminal, it does nothing (some terminals, however, incorrectly display it as space). When electromechanical teleprinters were used as computer output devices, one or more null characters were sent at the end of each printed line to allow time for the mechanism to return to the first printing position on the next line. On punched tape, the character is represented with no holes at all, so a new unpunched tape is initially filled with null characters, and often text could be "inserted" at a reserved space of null characters by punching the new characters into the tape over the nulls.
Today the character has much more significance in C and its derivatives and in many data formats, where it serves as a reserved character used to signify the end of a string, often called a null-terminated string. This allows the string to be any length with only the overhead of one byte; the alternative of storing a count requires either a string length limit of 255 or an overhead of more than one byte (there are other advantages/disadvantages described under null-terminated string).
Containing autobiographical themes, a majority of the album's lyrics came as the result of a series of changes in her life: a recent annulment of her marriage to singer James DeBarge, severing her business affairs from her father and manager Joseph and the rest of the Jackson family, hiring the A&M executive John McClain as her new management, and her subsequent introduction to Jam and Lewis. The album has been praised by critics as both an artistic feat and as a personal testament of self-actualization.
Following a further three years away from the music industry, Andre had been quietly writing and recording new material. Andre was offered a recording contract with Conehead Management following the success of his ITV2 fly-on-the-wall documentary, Peter Andre: The Next Chapter. Andre began recording with Conehead in January 2009. On 9 August 2009, "Behind Closed Doors" was revealed as the first single from Andre's upcoming album. The track was co-written by Andre, AC Burrell and Francesca Richard. "Unconditional" was revealed as the second and final single from the album, due for release on 9 November 2009. However, the track had already charted on the UK Singles Chart, following promotion and download sales. Upon the physical release, the track peaked at #50, Andre's second lowest charting single to date. The video for the track premiered on The Box on 16 October 2009. The album itself was released on 19 September 2009, peaking at #3 on the UK Albums Chart, and selling more than 300,000 copies to be certified platinum. The album's tracklisting was confirmed via Play.com on 14 August 2009.
The port was temporarily locked down on June 13 due to a probable Covid-19 case ...People coming to the port must comply with Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures including the wearing of face masks, completing health declarations, using hand sanitizers and keeping a safe physical distance from each other.
The Los Angeles harbor commission has approved a roadmap for implementing the ambitious, twin-port Clean Truck Program on the Port of LA side ... But there also will be legal restrictions that could prohibit the port from controlling many of those factors, he added ... LA Port breaks 1 million mark in May cargo numbers, a Western Hemisphere record.
The handbrake has gone on the Ports of Auckland's controversial automated system for unloading freight containers because of safety concerns. On Thursday a giant robotic straddle carrier - which moves the shipping containers around - lost control and smacked one container into a stack of others. Ports of Auckland said it was a software fault.
Project44 said the number of blank sailings remained elevated through to 24 June, and the fall off after that is conditional on the Covid-19 situation in the port and the South China region continuing to be brought under control ... port well into the Summer,” the analyst said.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - Daniella Francois sleeps each night on a small foam ... Aid from humanitarian agencies and other organizations in Port-au-Prince had to be mostly transported by helicopter to Carrefour, with gangs controlling 2 kilometers of the main road through Martissant.
... to her Port-au-Prince neighborhood which is in the grips of a gang war ... Aid from humanitarian agencies and other organizations in Port-au-Prince had to be mostly transported by helicopter to Carrefour, with gangs controlling two kilometers of the main road through Martissant.
53 of the vessels have been detained multiple times by Paris MoU port state control, and the majority of the fleet is registered with a Paris MoU black list flag, indicating elevated risk ... Given these systemic concerns, the NGOs asserted that the European Commission is not doing enough to regulate livestock carriers that call at EU ports ... ....
Upon the vessel's arrival in Almería, port state control inspectors recorded issues with her sewage plant, radio log, charts, compass, emergency generator, EPIRB, SART, railings, liferafts, drills and ISM code compliance, giving additional grounds for detention.
A huge backlog at China's ports could spoil your holiday shopping this year ...That's because authorities in the province of Guangdong -- home to some of the world's busiest container ports -- were forced to lock down communities and suspend trade so they could bring the outbreak under control.
The once fear-provoking site was a scene of conflict warred over by a succession of armed groups who sought to take control of the strategic site located between the port and city centre ... They demolished the buildings, training areas and high walls surrounding the barracks -- leaving only a control tower at what was formerly the academy's main gate.
... of Port-au-Prince since January ... The urban and surrounding agricultural areas of Port-au-Prince are controlled by armed gangs, difficult intercity travel makes going to work a daily risk for employees and Port-au-Prince’s courthouse is bordered by gang-controlled territory.