US Space Force logo draws comparisons to ‘Star Trek’ Jan 26, 2020 0 973 12345 Washington: US President Donald Trump unveiled the logo of Space Force on Friday, attracting critics who said the newest military branch had boldly gone where Star Trek went before.With a central symbol resembling an arrowhead, ringed by an orbiting object and set to a starry backdrop, many users argued the design was pilfered from the famous science fiction franchise. But a spokesman for the branch hit back, arguing the “Delta” emblem had been used by Air Force space organisations as early as 1961, before the first Star Trek show aired.“After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!” wrote Trump of the branch that he championed and which came into being in December 2019. “The delta symbol, the central design element in the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the US Army Air Forces; and was used in early Air Force space organisation emblems dating back to 1961,” a US Space Force spokesperson said. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES China warns of ‘grave’ situation as it rushes to build hospitals; toll hits 41 Jan 26, 2020 0 486 White House lawyers begin Trump defence Jan 26, 2020 0 318 Jan 26, 2020 0 1144 Hong Kong declares virus outbreak an ‘emergency’ HONG KONG on Saturday declared a new coronavirus outbreak as an “emergency” -- the city’s highest warning tier -- as authorities ramped up measures to reduce the risk of further infections. The announcement came as city .. Australia confirms first cases of virus from China AFP Sydney Australia confirmed on Saturday its first four cases of the new coronavirus that has claimed 41 lives in China, becoming the latest country in a growing list to be affected by the illness. One man was being .. Indian govt ends internet blackout in Kashmir AFP Srinagar, India Indian authorities on Saturday restored internet in Indian Kashmir after a five-and-a half-month blackout but maintained a block on social media sites. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government .. France becomes first EU nation to confirm coronavirus cases DPA Paris/Beijing A DEADLY new virus that has infected hundreds of people in China has permeated the borders of the European Union, with France becoming the first European country to confirm cases of the virus within its ..