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http://storiya.com/2019/02/28/52680-israels-benjamin-netanyahu-to-be-indicted-on-corruption-charges-pending-hearing/

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to be indicted on corruption charges, pending hearing

Jerusalem (CNN) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges arising from three separate corruption investigations, pending a hearing, Israel's attorney general announced Thursday evening.The announcement, so close to April's general election, marks a dramatic moment in Israeli politics and is a major blow to Netanyahu as he seeks a fifth term in office.He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, denouncing the investigations as a media-led witch hunt. In a prime time broadcast shortly after the announcement, Netanyahu blamed the left for pressuring Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit -- a Netanyahu appointee -- to issue an indictment."The left understands that they will not beat me at the ballot box," Netanyahu said. "They exerted extraordinary pressure on the attorney general to issue an indictment even though there is nothing, in order to influence the elections and to crown a left-wing government.""This entire house of cards will collapse. I am sure of it 4,000%," he added, referencing one of the cases against him.Netanyahu is entitled to a hearing on the impending indictment before charges are formally laid, but that is not expected to take place until long after the election. Under Israeli law, Netanyahu is not required to step down if he is indicted. He is only required to step down if he is convicted and that conviction is upheld through the appeals process, which could take years.Netanyahu's main challenger in the upcoming elections, former military Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, called on him to resign after the attorney general's announcement."Because of the circumstances which have arisen, sitting [in a future government] with Benjamin Netanyahu is not something which is on the table," Gantz said Thursday evening in response to Netanyahu's statement."Benjamin Netanyahu -- I turn to you this evening. Get over yourself and show national responsibility. Resign from your position. If you prove that you are innocent, you can return to the public realm and again lead your movement," Gantz added.Thursday's developments cloud an already murky Israeli political landscape. Netanyahu's political enemies will use the investigations against him, but his coalition partners must now decide whether to support a leader who is likely to be indicted or withdraw support and risk angering their shared right-wing voter base.So far, key right-wing coalition partners have said they will still support Netanyahu, because he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.Cigars, champagne, and corruption claimsIn the first case, known as Case 1000, Mandelblit intends to charge Netanyahu with breach of trust. Case 1000 deals with alleged gifts Netanyahu received from overseas billionaires totaling 1 million shekels (approximately $280,000), including cigars, champagne, jewelry and more. The alleged transfers occurred between 2007 and 2016. In exchange for the gifts, investigators say Netanyahu tried to advance a tax break that would have benefited the businessmen.In another case, known as Case 2000, Mandelblit plans to charge Netanyahu with another count of breach of trust. Case 2000 deals with alleged negotiations between Netanyahu and Arnon "Noni" Mozes, the owner of one of Israel's largest newspapers, Yedioth Ahronoth. Investigators say Netanyahu requested more favorable coverage in exchange for limiting the circulation of Yedioth Ahronoth's largest rival, Israel HaYom, a free daily owned by right-wing mega-donor Sheldon Adelson that is viewed by critics as a Netanyahu mouthpiece.The attorney general also announced his intention to indict Mozes with bribery. Mozes' lawyer has said his client is innocent and he expects the cases to be closed without charges being filed.In another case, known as Case 4000, Netanyahu faces bribery and breach of trust charges. This case is arguably the largest facing the Prime Minister. It deals with the relationship between Netanyahu and Israeli telecommunications firm Bezeq. Investigators say Netanyahu advanced regulatory benefits worth 1 billion shekels (approximately $280 million) to the company and its primary shareholder, Shaul Elovitch, a friend of Netanyahu. Along with holding the position of Prime Minister, Netanyahu also served as the minister of communications at the time. In exchange for the benefits, the case alleges Netanyahu received favorable news coverage from Walla News!, an online news organization owned by Elovitch.Mandelblit said he intended to indict Elovitch with bribery, pending a hearing. Like Netanyahu, Elovitch has denied any wrongdoing.Netanyahu and his high-powered legal team have repeatedly argued that any statement from the attorney general about the Prime Minister's legal status should be delayed until after the elections on April 9. Such a statement could affect the outcome of the elections, they argued, with some of Netanyahu's key political allies saying it could result in an "undemocratic" change in government.Amir Fuchs, head of the Defending Democratic Values program at the Israel Democracy Institute, said the public has the right to know as soon as possible if there is a suspicion of criminal activity against a Prime Minister."I think that if we are past the point that the attorney general has his decision about a draft indictment, the people have a right to know," said Fuchs. "Even a final decision by the attorney general is still not saying Netanyahu is convicted, it's just a decision by the prosecution."Once criticized as too close to Netanyahu, Mandelblit has become the biggest thorn in the Prime Minister's side. Netanyahu's allies have attacked the attorney general, saying he spreads "gossip," as well as questioning his behavior and his decision-making.Netanyahu rails against chargesNetanyahu has turned the investigations into a key election campaign issue, railing against the probes and denouncing them as a tool of the media and the left wing to try to topple his proudly right-wing government. In public statements, live broadcasts, and on social media, Netanyahu has sought to delegitimize them ahead of the attorney general's decision.In mid-February, Netanyahu called Case 4000 a "fabricated case" in one tweet, and followed that up hours later with another tweet."It is unfortunate that the pressure of the left and the media will probably cause the attorney general to rush and to announce a hearing before the elections," he wrote.מצער שהלחץ של השמאל והתקשורת כנראה גורם ליועמ"ש להיחפז ולהודיע על שימוע לפני הבחירות, בשעה שהאמת תצא לאור בתהליך השימוע רק אחרי הבחירות.צר לי שהיועמ"ש דחה את בקשתי להתעמת עם עדי המדינה וגם את בקשת פרקליטיי לחקור עשרות עדים שלא נחקרו ושמוכיחים את צדקתי — Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) February 13, 2019Political science professor Avraham Diskin reckons the Prime Minister had no real choice. "Netanyahu of course put that main issue on the table because he cannot avoid the elephant in the room.""He might crack," Diskin went on, "[but] there are no signs for that yet, and if he doesn't crack, I think that he is following a reasonable strategy."Netanyahu's main rival, Gantz, the former IDF chief of staff, has turned the investigations into one of his main weapons.In his first major speech as a candidate in February, Gantz said unequivocally, "The very thought that a prime minister can serve in Israel with an indictment is ridiculous to me. This cannot happen." Many other politicians have also hammered Netanyahu on the investigations, but the attacks have done little to erode the steadfast support of his base.Netanyahu's Likud party has consistently polled right around the 30 seats he currently has, but some polls have Likud losing seats.Not the only Netanyahu in legal hot waterNetanyahu's wife, Sara, faces corruption charges of her own, in a separate case. She was charged last summer with fraud after an investigation in which prosecutors say she misused taxpayer dollars at the Prime Minister's official residence between 2009 and 2013.She is accused of inappropriately using state money to pay for $100,000 worth of catered meals, while also spending thousands of dollars on private chefs. Under Israeli law, it is illegal to order food to the official residence if there is already a cook employed there.Sara Netanyahu's trial opened in October and it is not clear when it might end. Proceedings have been drawn out by attempts to reach a plea agreement.Her lawyers have denounced the charges as "false and hallucinatory."The beginning of the end?The attorney general's announcement complicates Netanyahu's path to a fifth term as Prime Minister.Support for Netanyahu's Likud party has not flagged in the face of the ongoing investigations, but a merger between his two main rivals has put his party in second place in recent polls.Even so, political analysts say Netanyahu has the best chance of forming a government and remaining Prime Minister after the elections."We know that people stick to their political affiliation," Diskin said. "Here we're talking about right versus left, and for those on the left, an indictment will just be more proof that Netanyahu is a corrupt person. For those on the right, an indictment is just more proof that the Prime Minister is persecuted by all kinds of elites.""The main question concerns the few people who are not really committed to either camp," said Diskin, estimating that undecided voters make up no more than 10% of the electorate."We don't know anything about them," he said, but they have the power to decide an election. Even a small shift of seats from Netanyahu to his main challenger could seriously damage Netanyahu's chances of putting together a government.Crucially, Netanyahu cannot serve as Prime Minister without the support of his coalition partners.Before the election was called, opposition parties had called on coalition leaders to withdraw support for Netanyahu if he was charged.Now those coalition leaders will have to see if the attorney general's announcement changes their calculation. If they support Netanyahu and he goes down, their fate may be tied to his. But if they withdraw that support now, their collective right wing voter base could punish them in the upcoming elections.
http://storiya.com/2019/03/07/60190-billionaire-diamond-trader-65-dies-during-penis-enlargement-surgery/

Billionaire diamond trader, 65, dies during penis enlargement surgery

A billionaire diamond trader has died after 'suffering a heart attack' during a penis enlargement operation in Paris.Ehud Arye Laniado, 65, was at an unidentified private clinic on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital on Saturday when complications during surgery proved fatal.The experienced diamond expert's heart attack happened when a substance was injected into his penis, Belgian media reported.A billionaire diamond trader (pictured) has died after suffering a heart attack during a penis enlargement operation in ParisMr Laniado's company Omega Diamonds, which is based in the Belgian city of Antwerp, confirmed his passing.A statement from the firm said: 'Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado has passed away.'A friend of Mr Laniado's, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was 'always focused on his appearance and how others perceived him'.'The Argentinian, that is what we used to call him at Omega Diamonds because he looked like a tango dancer.'According to Mr Laniado's friends, the only time he forgot about his lack of height was when he asked his accountant to read out his bank statement, something which he did multiple times a day.Ehud Arye Laniado (pictured) was at an unidentified private clinic on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital on Saturday when complications during surgery proved fatalMr Laniado reportedly owned the most expensive penthouse in Monaco worth more than £30million, as well as a house in the plush LA suburb of Bel Air, where he was said to have loved to drink bottles of Chateau Margaux with models and celebrities.A statement on his website read: 'It is with great sadness that we confirm the news that our founder, Ehud Arye Laniado passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019. He was 65 years old.'After living an exceptional life Ehud will be brought back home to Israel as his final resting place. He will be dearly missed by us all.'The diamond expert, who started his career in Africa in his early 20s, appeared not to go to university and first worked as a masseuse at the Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv.Mr Laniado's company Omega Diamonds, which is based in the Belgian city of Antwerp, confirmed his passingA friend said: 'In Antwerp, it turned out that he did have some talents. Internationally, he was one of the biggest experts in valuing raw diamonds.'In 2015, Mr Laniado sold the world's most expensive diamond called the Blue Moon of Josephine to Hong Kong businessman and convicted felon Joseph Lau Luen Hung for $48.4million (£36.8million).The Belgian-Israeli billionaire, whose exact fortune is not publicly known, was in trouble with the authorities in 2013 along with his business partner Sylvain Goldberg.The pair prevented a tax evasion trial by agreeing to payout 160million euros (£137.7million).However, as the Belgian customs office suspected them of lying or giving incomplete information about some of the diamonds imported from Angola and Congo, they still claimed 4.6billion euros (£4billion) in unpaid taxes as well as a 2billion euros (£1.7billion) fine.Even though two courts dismissed the Belgian customs office's claim, an appeals court ordered a new trial with Mr Laniado due to appear in court on March 14.
http://storiya.com/2019/03/08/73419-billionaire-diamond-trader-ehud-arye-laniado-65-dies-during-penis-enlargement-surgery-that-triggered-heart-attack-at-paris-clinic/

Billionaire diamond trader Ehud Arye Laniado, 65, dies during penis enlargement surgery that triggered...

A BILLIONAIRE diamond trader has died during a penis enlargement operation at a posh Parisian clinic, it was reported.Ehud Arye Laniado died at the age of 65 in the clinic of an unnamed plastic surgeon on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital Paris.Central European News 3 Laniado's company is based in Antwerp, one of the world's biggest diamond trading centresAccording to local media, complications during surgery proved fatal for the Belgian-Israeli dual national and he suffered a heart attack when a substance was injected into his penis.The billionaire, whose exact fortune is not publicly known, got in trouble with the authorities in 2013.He faced a claim for £4 billion from the Belgian authorities for tax evasion on diamonds illegally imported from Congo and Angola, Belgium's GVA reported.Laniado reportedly prevented a tax evasion trial by agreeing to pay £137.7m.However, as the Belgian customs office suspected him of lying or giving incomplete information about some of the diamonds imported from Angola and Congo, they still claimed £4 billion as well as a £1.7 million fine.Even though two courts dismissed the Belgian customs office’s claim, an appeals court ordered a new trial with Laniado due to appear in court on 14th March.Laniado's company Omega Diamonds, which is based in the Belgian city of Antwerp where most of the world's top diamond traders operate, confirmed his passing.A statement read: “Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado has passed away.”PARTIED WITH MODELSAccording to media reports, Laniado suffered from a so-called Napoleon complex due his short stature.An old friend of Laniado, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was known as “The Argentinian” at Omega Diamonds “because he looked like a tango dancer”.The old friend said that Laniado was “always focused on his appearance and how others perceived him”.According to Laniado's friends, the only time he forgot about his short height was when he asked his accountant to read out his bank statement, something which he did multiple times a day, it was reported.Laniado reportedly owned the most expensive penthouse in Monaco worth over £30 million as well as a house in the plush LA suburb of Bel Air where he loved to drink bottles of Chateau Margaux with models and celebrities.According to local media, Laniado did not go to university and he started off his career as a masseuse at the Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv.A friend said: “In Antwerp, it turned out that he did have some talents. Internationally, he was one of the biggest experts in valuing raw diamonds.”In 2015, Laniado sold the world's most expensive diamond called the Blue Moon of Josephine to Hong Kong businessman and convicted felon Joseph Lau Luen Hung for £36.8 million.Central European News 3 He was one of the world's experts in valuing raw diamondsCentral European News 3 Laniado's company paid tribute to him as a 'visionary businessman'We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.'
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US and Canada are the only two nations still flying many Boeing 737 Max...

(CNN) A raft of nations have temporarily suspended Boeing 737 Max flights after the fatal plane crash in Ethiopia but the United States and Canada are still flying a substantial number of those models.The European Union began suspending Boeing 737 Max flights in Europe on Tuesday, joining more than a dozen nations and aviation authorities that have halted the aircraft's operations all over the world. The move came after a Max 8 flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed Sunday into a field six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board. The flight reported technical problems and asked for permission to turn back before it crashed, and investigations are underway into the cause.It's the second time in less than six months that this model has crashed soon after takeoff. A new Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 flight went down in October over the Java Sea off Indonesia, killing 189 people.Multiple countries ground planesBefore the EU's announcement, nations like Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Oman, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom announced their own bans on Tuesday.The UK, Oman, Singapore, Australia, Ireland and France and Norwegian Airlines suspended the whole Boeing 737 Max range.India, Dubai, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iceland, Germany and the airlines LOT Polish, TUI Airways, GOL Linhas Aereas, Aeromexico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Cayman Airways, Comair Airways, Eastar Jet, Jet Airways, Mongolian Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Lion Air and Silkair have suspended the Max 8 model. Turkey suspended Max 8 and 9 models.The Max 9 has never crashed, but It was included in an FAA emergency airworthiness directive following the Lion Air crash.These airlines are still flying 737 Max planes: American, United and Southwest airlines, Fiji Airways, Icelandair, Flydubai, Spicejet and WestJet.JUST WATCHED Two crashes, 6 months: What to know about the Boeing 737 MAX Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Two crashes, 6 months: What to know about the Boeing 737 MAX 01:54China's aviation administration became the first to order a suspension Monday evening, grounding all domestic Boeing 737 Max 8 jets due to its principle of "zero tolerance for safety hazards."China has one of the world's largest fleets of Boeing 737 Max 8s, operating 97 of the planes, according to Chinese state-run media.But the fallout has appeared to affect Boeing's bottom line. The aircraft maker's stock dropped 8% Monday, with investors voicing concerns about the 737 and Boeing's future in China , predicted soon to become the world's first trillion-dollar market for jets.Daniel K. Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, said the agency has reviewed all available data."Thus far, our review shows no systematic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action," Elwell said in a statement.Boeing said it has "full confidence" in the safety of the 737 Max but said it understands the decisions made by customers.In a statement in its official Twitter account, the company also reiterated that safety remains its No. 1 priority.Growing concernThere is no evidence of a link between the crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, but the similarities have prompted some airlines to take extra safety precautions while both investigations are ongoing."Given in both air crashes, the aircrafts were newly delivered Boeing 737 Max 8, and both accidents occurred during the takeoff, they share certain similarities," the Chinese aviation administration said in a statement Monday. It added that it would contact Boeing and the FAA to confirm "flight safety" issues before allowing the planes to fly again.On Tuesday, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said that the pilots of Flight 302 told air traffic control they were having "flight control problems" before the crash.GebreMariam said the flight data recorders "will be sent overseas" but didn't specify where since Ethiopia lack the technical capacity.Pilots were aware of an airworthiness directive issued after the Lion Air crash in October and had had additional training, he said.Aviation safety experts and regulators around the world remain divided on whether the Boeing 737 Max 8 is safe."I've never said that it's unsafe to fly a particular model of aircraft, but in this case, I'm going to have to go there," David Soucie, a former FAA safety inspector told CNN, saying that passengers don't have enough information.Peter Goelz, a former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board, said he believes it's too early for American authorities to ground the jets.
http://storiya.com/2019/03/12/84349-ethiopian-airlines-crash-is-second-disaster-involving-boeing-737-max-8-in-months/

Ethiopian Airlines crash is second disaster involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 in months

(CNN) For the second time in less than six months, a brand-new Boeing aircraft has crashed just minutes into a flight.All 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa that crashed on Sunday morning have died, the airline has confirmed.The tragedy follows the Lion Air flight that went down over the Java Sea in late October , killing all 189 people on board.There is no suggestion yet as to what caused the latest disaster, and no evidence that the two incidents are linked in causality.What is known, however, is that both flights took place on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 -- a new model recently unveiled to great fanfare by the US aviation giant, that saw its first flight less than two years ago."It's highly suspicious," said Mary Schiavo, a CNN aviation analyst and the former Inspector General of the U.S. Transportation Department. "Here we have a brand-new aircraft that's gone down twice in a year. That rings alarm bells in the aviation industry, because that just doesn't happen."Adding to concerns are some similarities between the two flights. Both were operated by well-known airlines with strong safety records -- but the Lion Air flight went down 13 minutes after take off, while Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed just six minutes into its journey.And while the Ethiopian Airlines did not see the wild fluctuations in altitude that the Lion Air flight saw, it did dip and then regain altitude before it crashed."The similarities with Lion Air are too great not to be concerned," Schiavo said.Data from flight recorders awaitedAt the root of October's Lion Air crash was a new safety system installed in the MAX 8 plane, known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), that automatically pulls the plane's nose down if data suggests it is at risk.In that flight, the system was responding to faulty data that suggested the nose was tilted at a higher angle than it was, indicating the plane was at risk of stalling.The pilots subsequently engaged in a futile tug-of-war with the plane's automatic systems, trying to reverse a nosedive that should not be triggered so soon after takeoff. Boeing has argued that pilots should have identified the system was in operation, and turned it off."All pilots should have been trained on that function after Lion Air," Schiavo added. "Boeing did something very unusual for any manufacturer -- it sent out an emergency bulletin and told all airlines to make sure they trained the pilots in the shut-off procedure.""This is one of the things that should never be happening after takeoff," Schiavo said.It is too early for conclusions to be drawn as to whether the same issue occurred on the Ethiopian Airlines flight -- but a clue could come sooner rather than later."We will not get a final determination for two or three years, but we will get information from the flight recorders -- which I'm guessing will be fairly easy to retrieve -- in a matter of weeks," said CNN anchor Richard Quest, who specializes in aviation.The "black box" is recovered from the ill-fated Lion Air flight."At the moment, it seems a coincidence" that both disasters occurred on the same aircraft, Quest said. "But I'm guaranteeing to you that the authorities will be examining just how close a coincidence, and whether there are common circumstances between the two," he said."Two brand new planes have crashed from two respected airlines," Quest added. "Ethiopian is a very, very well-run airline. There is no safety issue on Ethiopian Airlines."Possible repercussions for BoeingIf investigators do uncover a similar cause of the two accidents, the repercussions for Boeing could be dramatic."The Lion Air flight was a big deal for Boeing, but they managed to overcome it," Schiavo says. "They put out the emergency warning about training, and the industry went on. With the second one, I don't think everybody's going to forget."The MAX 8 could be grounded if a link is found -- either by the company itself, or by governments, though the former is more likely to come first, Schiavo says. "The voluntary basis is always the better way to go -- but it will be expensive for Boeing."A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner lifts off for its first flight on January 29, 2016 in Renton, Washington.Airlines with MAX 8 aircraft in their fleet -- and those with outstanding MAX 8 orders -- are likely to be watching developments closely in the coming days and weeks.On Monday, China's Civil Aviation Administration said in a statement that it would be grounding the country's entire MAX 8 fleet due to the government's "zero tolerance for safety hazards."China has one of the world's largest fleets of Boeing 737 MAX 8, operating 97 of the planes, according to Chinese state-run media.According to Boeing's most recent reports , 350 MAX planes have already been delivered to airlines across the world. A further 4,661 have been ordered.The plane that crashed on Sunday morning was delivered to Ethiopian Airlines in November. It was one of five active MAX 8 aircraft belonging to the airline, and another was on order, according to the website PlaneSpotters, which tracks aircraft orders.'The workhorse of the world'The highly anticipated 737 MAX 8 was the first member of the company's new series of more efficient, single-aisle plane family.The planes, which also include MAX 7, 9 and 10 models, were intended to compete with Airbus A320neo family aircraft in an ongoing battle to dominate the global narrow-body market segment.Together, they mark the latest versions of a jet that was first introduced in 1967. More than 10,000 737s have been produced, making it the best-selling jetliner of all time."It's an outstanding aeroplane," Jeffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of Airline Ratings, told CNN. "The 737 is the most widely used aeroplane in the world -- there's over 7,000 of them flying at the moment... it's the workhorse of the world.""It has an extraordinary record over the decades. An amazing safety records," he added, referring to the 737 aircraft in general.But the new MAX 8 models have previously been placed under scrutiny.In 2017, Boeing temporarily grounded all 737 MAX planes over concerns about a manufacturing quality issue inside its new engines.Jamie Jewell, a spokesperson for the plane's engine maker CFM International, said at the time that the company's inspections found "some anomalies in the process" of manufacturing disks for the jet's turbine. Jewell also stressed that no problems related to the part were seen in the more than 2,000 hours of test flights for the 737 Max.Final assembly takes place on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Seattle in 2015."Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to temporarily suspend MAX flights. The step is consistent with our priority focus on safety for all who use and fly our products," the plane maker said in a 2017 statement.The MAX versions of the 737s are touted for their LEAP jet engines which Boeing says "redefine the future of efficient and environmentally friendly air travel." Boeing says the 737 MAX jets are 10% to 12% more efficient that their predecessors.Until an investigation is launched, it is difficult to determine whether the Ethiopian Airlines disaster was the result of a failure in the aircraft, human error, or another factor.Boeing did not provide CNN with comment regarding the MAX 8 model, but have released a statement saying it is "deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the passengers and crew." It added that a "Boeing technical team is prepared to provide technical assistance at the request and under the direction of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board."
http://storiya.com/2019/03/20/8164-american-gender-fluid-sex-worker-shocks-twitter-by-filming-themself-licking-an-airplane-toilet-seat/

American gender-fluid sex worker shocks Twitter by filming themself licking an airplane toilet seat

A video of an airplane passenger licking a toilet seat has set Twitter on fire, with social media users voicing their disgust after watching the short clip.The video was posted by Twitter user 'Grimiestt', a sex worker based in Brooklyn, New York, who also posts x-rated content on social media.It shows the person, who is genderfluid, meaning they identify as neither man or woman, bent over a toilet in an airplane cubicle, licking the seat.The person, who describes themself as a sex worker, posted the video on Twitter, and it has since been viewed more than six million times, and shared by thousandsExplicit: The Twitter used claimed to have licked 'a lotta toilets in my day' in their captionWritten across the screen are the words: 'Lickin the airplane toilet bc I'm gross like that [sic].'Upon posting the video on Twitter, they captioned the video: I’ve licked a lotta toilets in my day but this was the first that made my tongue go numb', followed by a series of emojis.The video had been shared more than 7,400 times, and seen by millions, with most viewers expressing incredulity and disgust.One person replied: 'It’s numb because you just contracted 1200 diseases at once', while another simply said 'I'm deeply concerned.'The video was posted by Twitter user 'Grimiestt', a sex worker based in Brooklyn, New YorkGoing viral: One of the many Twitter users who expressed their incredulity after seeing the video was actress Jameela JamilSurprise: The person appears to be taking their new-found fame in their stride'I can’t believe what I see on this app sometimes. That’s enough twitter for today. Bye,' another person tweeted.Among those who could not believe their eyes were The Good Place-actress Jameela Jamil, who simply commented: 'What...is...this...?''Grimiestt' responded to the British actress themself, writing: 'a sex worker, working'.The person later added in another tweet that they 'believe Twitter made me famous for licking a toilet.'
http://storiya.com/2019/03/13/20237-ethiopian-crash-victims-list-of-passengers-killed-in-flight-302/

Ethiopian crash victims: List of passengers killed in flight 302

We will update this article as we learn more about the victims.(CNN) Grief and sorrow know no borders, but Sunday's Ethiopian Airline crash is truly an international tragedy.The Nairobi, Kenya-bound plane went down within minutes of taking off from Addis Ababa.The crash killed 157 people, seven of them crew members and one a security official, an airline spokeswoman said. The passengers were from 35 nations, the airline said, with the greatest share from Kenya.Nineteen United Nations staff members were among those killed, the UN said.The staffers worked for the World Food Programme, the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees, the International Telecommunications Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization, International Organization for Migration in South Sudan, World Bank and UN Assistance Mission in Somalia, and the UN Office in Nairobi.Though it's not clear why UN employees were on the plane, the UN Environment Assembly was scheduled to begin Monday in Nairobi.Here's what we know about the names and nationalities of the passengers and the security official. The airline has not yet reported the crew members' home countries.Kenya -- 32Cedric Asiavugwa was a third-year student at Georgetown Law and a member of Georgetown University's Campus Ministry, the school said. Born and raised in Mombasa, he was on his way home to Nairobi after the death of his fiancée's mother, according to the school.Jonathan Seex was on flight ET302, Tamarind Group CEOwas on flight ET302, the hotel company said on its Facebook page"It is with immense shock and grief to inform you of the tragic news that Tamarind CEO, Jonathan Seex, was on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, the Tamarind community and all the others who have suffered unfathomable losses," the post read.Canada -- 18Pius Adesanmi was the director of Carleton University's Institute of African Studies. The Ottawa university said he was among the 18 Canadians killed in the crash. Nigerian-born scholar and authorwas the director of Carleton University's Institute of African Studies. The Ottawa university said he was among the 18 Canadians killed in the crash."Pius Adesanmi was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden loss is a tragedy," said Benoit-Antoine Bacon, president and vice-chancellor.Kosha Vaidya, her husband Prerit Dixit, their teenage daughters Ashka and Anushka, and her parents Pannagesh and Hansini Vaidya were traveling to Nairobi. Kosha was born in Kenya and wanted to show her daughters where she came from, CTV reported. The family also planned to go on safari. Six members of the same Ontario family perished, according to CNN affiliate CTV , her husband, their teenage daughtersand, and her parentsandwere traveling to Nairobi. Kosha was born in Kenya and wanted to show her daughters where she came from, CTV reported. The family also planned to go on safari.Jessica Hyba was among three UN High Commissioner for Refugees staff identified among the victims, according to a statement released by UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi.Ethiopia -- 9Sara Chalachew, Getnet Alemayehu, Sintayehu Aymeku and Mulusew Alemu were all Catholic Relief Services executives and senior managers.China -- 8China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that four of the victims worked for Chinese companies and two for the UN (including one Hong Kong resident). It said the two others were traveling for private purposes and were from Liaoning and Zhejiang.Jin Yetao, 32, had been stationed in South Sudan for four years and promoted the "Belt and Road Initiative" in Africa, his employer -- , 32, had been stationed in South Sudan for four years and promoted the "Belt and Road Initiative" in Africa, his employer -- state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China -- said.The initiative "aims to help countries along the route achieve industrialized vision and to provide vocational skill training," AVIC said.Jin had been on a business trip to carry out education projects in Kenya, Uganda and Gabon in his role as a deputy manager in an AVIC-affiliated company, it said.The local Zheijang provincial newspaper Qianjiang Evening reported that a local college senior was also among the victims. It said she was a journalism major who would have turned 22 next month. She had been traveling to Kenya to watch giraffes.The woman's college said that she had been expected to graduate in June. Pear Video reports that she was meeting up with her boyfriend in Kenya and was traveling from there.Zhen-Zhen Huang, a World Food Program worker, also died.Italy -- 8Sebastiano Tusa was a councilor of cultural heritage from Sicily.Carlo Spini, his wife Gabriella Viciani, and Matteo Ravasio were all members of non-profit group Africa Tremila, based in Bergamo.Maria Pilar Buzzetti, of the World Food Program, was also on board.USA -- 8Brothers Melvin and Bennett Riffel were from Redding, California. Melvin's wife Brittney, who is expecting their first child, was traveling with the pair but had already returned to California."We understand it was the brothers' last adventure together before Melvin became a father," said friend and Redding Chamber of Commerce president Jake Mangas.France -- 7UK -- 7Joanna Toole worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She was a "committed fisheries officer who was passionate about helping to make the world a better place," the group said in a statement.French-British Sarah Auffret, of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, was on her way to Nairobi to talk about an environmental project.Egypt -- 6Doaa Atef Abdel-Salam Abdel-Salam, Suzan Mohamed Abu-Farag, Nasser Fatehy Al-Azab Douban, Ashraf Mohamed Abdel Halim Al-Turkim, Abdel-Hamid Farrag Mohamed Magly and Essmat Abdel-Sattar Taha Aransa all worked for the country's Foreign Ministry.Germany -- 5The International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff member Anne-Katrin Feigl was due to take part in a training course in Nairobi."The staff are in a state of shock," said Catherine Northing, Chief of Mission of IOM Sudan, where Feigl worked said. "Her tragic passing has left a big hole and we will all miss her greatly."Max Thabiso Edkins, a German-South African, worked as a communications officer for World Bank climate change advocacy platform Connect4Climate."Max was deeply committed to the fight against climate change and brought tremendous creativity, energy and passion to his work," said Kristalina Georgieva, interim president of the World Bank Group.India -- 4Slovakia -- 4Slovakian lawmaker Anton Hrnko said on Facebook that his wife, Blanka, son Martin and daughter Michala were among the victims.Austria -- 3Russia -- 3The Russian Embassy in Ethiopia tweeted the names of three Russian citizens who were on the plane: Ekaterina Polyakova, Aleksandr Polyakov and Sergey Vyalikov.Sweden -- 3Israel -- 2Morocco -- 2Poland -- 2Spain -- 2Tunisia -- 1Karim Saafi was a former member of the Pan African Youth Union Executive Committee.Hong Kong -- 1Victor Tsang worked for the United Nations in Kenya, promoting environmental protection and sustainable development. He was also a guest lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.Belgium -- 1Djibouti -- 1Indonesia -- 1Ireland -- 1Mozambique -- 1Norway -- 1Rwanda -- 1Jackson Musoni was a UN High Commissioner for Refugees staff member.Saudi Arabia-- 1Sudan -- 1Nadia Adam Abaker Ali worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.Somalia -- 1Serbia -- 1Togo -- 1Uganda -- 1Yemen -- 1Nepal -- 1Ekta Adhikar worked at the World Food Program.Nigeria -- 1Abiodun Bashua was a retired Nigerian foreign service officer.One passenger was traveling on a UN passport.
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New Zealand mosques mass shootings: Live updates

A floral tribute on Linwood Avenue in Christchurch. A floral tribute on Linwood Avenue in Christchurch. Kai Schwoerer/Getty ImagesMuslim community groups worldwide are reacting to the tragedy in Christchurch, sending condolences to those affected and warning of the risk of further attacks at places of worship."This is indeed a very sad day for all," said I.H. Kauser, National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia, in a statement. "It is crucial that at this time we all remain united against hatred, division and bigotry."American group Muslim Advocates said: "We are devastated. Today is a tragedy not just for Muslims, but for all people of faith and goodwill." The group urged Muslims in the United States to stay "vigilant and strong" as they attend mosques on Friday."This heinous attack is not an anomaly or a surprise ... the American Muslim community has faced deadly attacks in recent years, but rarely have we witnessed such brutal carnage as today's tragedy in New Zealand," its statement added."This is the most deadly Islamophobic terrorist attack we have experienced in recent times," said Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain. "As the rest of us prepare to undertake our own Friday prayers today, we do so with the anxiety as to whether our mosques and communities are safe in the face of unabated Islamophobia and hostility against Muslims."Khan called on fellow Muslims to "resist the temptation to roll up the banners in fear," and urged governments to step up efforts to ensure that mosques are protected.
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Scientists ‘reverse time’ with quantum computer

Scientists have reversed the direction of time with a quantum computer.The breakthrough study seems to contradict basic laws of physics and could alter our understanding of the processes governing the universe.In a development that also represents a major advance in our understanding of quantum computers, by using electrons and the strange world of quantum mechanics, researchers were able to turn back time in an experiment that is the equivalent of causing a broken rack of pool balls to go back into place.We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.Anyone watching the computer would see the event as if time had turned backwards.The researchers – from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and helped by colleagues in Switzerland and the US – expect the technique to improve in time, becoming more reliable and precise with time.Lead researcher Dr Gordey Lesovik, who heads the Laboratory of the Physics of Quantum Information at the Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology (MIPT), said: "We have artificially created a state that evolves in a direction opposite to that of the thermodynamic arrow of time."Shape Created with Sketch. Nasa's most stunning pictures of space Show all 30 left Created with Sketch. right Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Nasa's most stunning pictures of space 1/30 Black Hole Friday Nasa celebrated Black Friday by looking into space instead — sharing pictures of black holes Nasa 2/30 Nasa Celebrates 50 Years of Spacewalking For 50 years, NASA has been "suiting up" for spacewalking. In this 1984 photograph of the first untethered spacewalk, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless is in the midst of the first "field" tryout of a nitrogen-propelled backpack device called the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) Nasa 3/30 The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launch The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, carrying three new astronauts to the International Space Station. It also took caviar, ready for the satellite's inhabitants to celebrate the holidays Nasa 4/30 Earth from the ISS From the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry W. Virts took this photograph of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset Nasa 5/30 Solar Flare An image from Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows a 200,000 mile long solar filament ripping through the Sun's corona in September 2013 Nasa 6/30 NuSTAR X-rays stream off the sun in this image showing observations from by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, overlaid on a picture taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Nasa 7/30 Cassiopeia A c A false colour image of Cassiopeia A comprised with data from the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes and the Chandra X-Ray observatory Nasa 8/30 Orion Capsule splashes down The Orion capsule jetted off into space before heading back a few hours later — having proved that it can be used, one day, to carry humans to Mars Nasa 9/30 A Hubble Cosmic Couple The spectacular cosmic pairing of the star Hen 2-427 — more commonly known as WR 124 — and the nebula M1-67 which surrounds it ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgeme 10/30 Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the Veil Nebula - expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago 11/30 Earth Observations From Gemini IV in 1965 This photograph of the Florida Straits and Grand Bahama Bank was taken during the Gemini IV mission during orbit no. 19 in 1965. The Gemini IV crew conducted scientific experiments, including photography of Earth's weather and terrain, for the remainder of their four-day mission following Ed White's historic spacewalk on June 3 12/30 Frosty slopes of Mars This image of an area on the surface of Mars, approximately 1.5 by 3 kilometers in size, shows frosted gullies on a south-facing slope within a crater. The image was taken by Nasa's HiRISE camera, which is mounted on its Mars Reconaissance Orbiter Nasa 13/30 Yellowstone from space NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared this image of Yellowstone via his twitter account Nasa 14/30 Saturn This near-infrared color image shows a specular reflection, or sunglint, off of a hydrocarbon lake named Kivu Lacus on Saturn's moon Titan Nasa 15/30 Worlds Apart Although Mimas and Pandora, shown here, both orbit Saturn, they are very different moons. Pandora, "small" by moon standards (50 miles or 81 kilometers across) is elongated and irregular in shape. Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers across), a "medium-sized" moon, formed into a sphere due to self-gravity imposed by its higher mass Nasa 16/30 Solar Flare An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun in this image taken 10 September, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Nasa 17/30 Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy An image of the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy seen in infrared light by the Herschel Space Observatory. Regions of space such as this are where new stars are born from a mixture of elements and cosmic dust Nasa 18/30 Mars Rover Spirit Nasa's Mars Rover Spirit took the first picture from Spirit since problems with communications began a week earlier. The image shows the robotic arm extended to the rock called Adirondack Nasa 19/30 Morning Aurora From the Space Station Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photograph of the green lights of the aurora from the International Space Station 20/30 Launch of History - Making STS-41G Mission in 1984 The Space Shuttle Challenger launches from Florida at dawn. On this mission, Kathryn Sullivan became the first U.S. woman to perform a spacewalk and Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space. The crew of seven was the largest to fly on a spacecraft at that time, and STS-41G was the first flight to include two female astronauts 21/30 A Fresh Perspective on an Extraordinary Cluster of Galaxies Galaxy clusters are often described by superlatives. After all, they are huge conglomerations of galaxies, hot gas, and dark matter and represent the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity 22/30 Hubble Sees a Galactic Sunflower The arrangement of the spiral arms in the galaxy Messier 63, seen here in an image from the Nasa Hubble Space Telescope, recall the pattern at the center of a sunflower ESA/Hubble & NASA 23/30 Pluto image Four images from New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) were combined with colour data from the Ralph instrument to create this enhanced colour global view of Pluto 24/30 Fresh Crater Near Sirenum Fossae Region of Mars The HiRISE camera aboard Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this closeup image of a "fresh" (on a geological scale, though quite old on a human scale) impact crater in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars. This impact crater appears relatively recent as it has a sharp rim and well-preserved ejecta 25/30 Hubble Peers into the Most Crowded Place in the Milky Way This Nasa Hubble Space Telescope image presents the Arches Cluster, the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way NASA & ESA 26/30 An Astronaut's View from Space Nasa astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on 2 September 2014 27/30 Giant Landform on Mars On Mars, we can observe four classes of sandy landforms formed by the wind, or aeolian bedforms: ripples, transverse aeolian ridges, dunes, and what are called “draa” 28/30 Expedition 39 Landing A sokol suit helmet can be seen against the window of the Soyuz TMA-11M capsule shortly after the spacecraft landed with Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (NASA/Bill Ingalls) 29/30 Jupiter's Great Red Spot Viewed by Voyager I Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and perhaps the most majestic. Vibrant bands of clouds carried by winds that can exceed 400 mph continuously circle the planet's atmosphere 30/30 Chandra Observatory Sees a Heart in the Darkness This Chandra X-Ray Observatory image of the young star cluster NGC 346 highlights a heart-shaped cloud of 8 million-degree Celsius gas in the central region 1/30 Black Hole Friday Nasa celebrated Black Friday by looking into space instead — sharing pictures of black holes Nasa 2/30 Nasa Celebrates 50 Years of Spacewalking For 50 years, NASA has been "suiting up" for spacewalking. In this 1984 photograph of the first untethered spacewalk, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless is in the midst of the first "field" tryout of a nitrogen-propelled backpack device called the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) Nasa 3/30 The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launch The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, carrying three new astronauts to the International Space Station. It also took caviar, ready for the satellite's inhabitants to celebrate the holidays Nasa 4/30 Earth from the ISS From the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry W. Virts took this photograph of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset Nasa 5/30 Solar Flare An image from Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows a 200,000 mile long solar filament ripping through the Sun's corona in September 2013 Nasa 6/30 NuSTAR X-rays stream off the sun in this image showing observations from by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, overlaid on a picture taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Nasa 7/30 Cassiopeia A c A false colour image of Cassiopeia A comprised with data from the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes and the Chandra X-Ray observatory Nasa 8/30 Orion Capsule splashes down The Orion capsule jetted off into space before heading back a few hours later — having proved that it can be used, one day, to carry humans to Mars Nasa 9/30 A Hubble Cosmic Couple The spectacular cosmic pairing of the star Hen 2-427 — more commonly known as WR 124 — and the nebula M1-67 which surrounds it ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgeme 10/30 Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the Veil Nebula - expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago 11/30 Earth Observations From Gemini IV in 1965 This photograph of the Florida Straits and Grand Bahama Bank was taken during the Gemini IV mission during orbit no. 19 in 1965. The Gemini IV crew conducted scientific experiments, including photography of Earth's weather and terrain, for the remainder of their four-day mission following Ed White's historic spacewalk on June 3 12/30 Frosty slopes of Mars This image of an area on the surface of Mars, approximately 1.5 by 3 kilometers in size, shows frosted gullies on a south-facing slope within a crater. The image was taken by Nasa's HiRISE camera, which is mounted on its Mars Reconaissance Orbiter Nasa 13/30 Yellowstone from space NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared this image of Yellowstone via his twitter account Nasa 14/30 Saturn This near-infrared color image shows a specular reflection, or sunglint, off of a hydrocarbon lake named Kivu Lacus on Saturn's moon Titan Nasa 15/30 Worlds Apart Although Mimas and Pandora, shown here, both orbit Saturn, they are very different moons. Pandora, "small" by moon standards (50 miles or 81 kilometers across) is elongated and irregular in shape. Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers across), a "medium-sized" moon, formed into a sphere due to self-gravity imposed by its higher mass Nasa 16/30 Solar Flare An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun in this image taken 10 September, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Nasa 17/30 Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy An image of the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy seen in infrared light by the Herschel Space Observatory. Regions of space such as this are where new stars are born from a mixture of elements and cosmic dust Nasa 18/30 Mars Rover Spirit Nasa's Mars Rover Spirit took the first picture from Spirit since problems with communications began a week earlier. The image shows the robotic arm extended to the rock called Adirondack Nasa 19/30 Morning Aurora From the Space Station Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photograph of the green lights of the aurora from the International Space Station 20/30 Launch of History - Making STS-41G Mission in 1984 The Space Shuttle Challenger launches from Florida at dawn. On this mission, Kathryn Sullivan became the first U.S. woman to perform a spacewalk and Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space. The crew of seven was the largest to fly on a spacecraft at that time, and STS-41G was the first flight to include two female astronauts 21/30 A Fresh Perspective on an Extraordinary Cluster of Galaxies Galaxy clusters are often described by superlatives. After all, they are huge conglomerations of galaxies, hot gas, and dark matter and represent the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity 22/30 Hubble Sees a Galactic Sunflower The arrangement of the spiral arms in the galaxy Messier 63, seen here in an image from the Nasa Hubble Space Telescope, recall the pattern at the center of a sunflower ESA/Hubble & NASA 23/30 Pluto image Four images from New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) were combined with colour data from the Ralph instrument to create this enhanced colour global view of Pluto 24/30 Fresh Crater Near Sirenum Fossae Region of Mars The HiRISE camera aboard Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this closeup image of a "fresh" (on a geological scale, though quite old on a human scale) impact crater in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars. This impact crater appears relatively recent as it has a sharp rim and well-preserved ejecta 25/30 Hubble Peers into the Most Crowded Place in the Milky Way This Nasa Hubble Space Telescope image presents the Arches Cluster, the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way NASA & ESA 26/30 An Astronaut's View from Space Nasa astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on 2 September 2014 27/30 Giant Landform on Mars On Mars, we can observe four classes of sandy landforms formed by the wind, or aeolian bedforms: ripples, transverse aeolian ridges, dunes, and what are called “draa” 28/30 Expedition 39 Landing A sokol suit helmet can be seen against the window of the Soyuz TMA-11M capsule shortly after the spacecraft landed with Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (NASA/Bill Ingalls) 29/30 Jupiter's Great Red Spot Viewed by Voyager I Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and perhaps the most majestic. Vibrant bands of clouds carried by winds that can exceed 400 mph continuously circle the planet's atmosphere 30/30 Chandra Observatory Sees a Heart in the Darkness This Chandra X-Ray Observatory image of the young star cluster NGC 346 highlights a heart-shaped cloud of 8 million-degree Celsius gas in the central regionThe "time machine" described in the journal Scientific Reports consists of a rudimentary quantum computer made up of electron "qubits".A qubit is a unit of information described by a "one", a "zero", or a mixed "superposition" of both states.In the experiment, an "evolution program" was launched which caused the qubits to become an increasingly complex changing pattern of zeros and ones.During this process, order was lost – just as it is when the pool balls are struck and scattered with a cue.But then another program modified the state of the quantum computer in such a way that it evolved "backwards", from chaos to order.It meant the state of the qubits was rewound back to its original starting point.Most laws of physics work both ways, in the future and the past. If you see a video of a pool ball knocking into another one, for instance, and then reverse that same video, the physical processes would both make sense and it would be impossible at the level of physics to know which way around would be correct.But the universe does have one rule that goes only in one way: the second law of thermodynamics, which describes the progression from order to disorder.If you saw a video of someone breaking a perfectly arranged triangle of pool balls into a mess, for instance, then watching that backwards would obviously look nonsensical.The new experiment is like giving the pool table such a perfectly calculated kick that the balls rolled back into an orderly pyramid.The scientists found that, working with just two qubits, "time reversal" was achieved with a success rate of 85 per cent. When three qubits were involved more errors occurred, resulting in a 50 per cent success rate.The error rate is expected to drop as scientists improve the devices used to be more sophisticated, the researchers behind the discovery said.The experiment could have a practical application in the development of quantum computers, the scientists said."Our algorithm could be updated and used to test programmes written for quantum computers and eliminate noise and errors," said Dr Lesovik.
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He fled to New Zealand to find refuge. He was shot and killed in...

(CNN) Daoud Nabi sought asylum in New Zealand more than 40 years ago after fleeing Afghanistan with his two sons.While authorities have not released details and information on the victims, his death was confirmed by his son, Yama Nabi.A number of Pakistani citizens were also in the mosques. Speaking to CNN in Abbottabad, Dr Khurshid Alam said his brother Naeem Rashid, 50, and his nephew Talha Rashid, 21, were among those killed.He said colleagues had confirmed the deaths to him. "He was in New Zealand for seven years, he used to teach at a university. My nephew was a student," he said.Naseem Rashid, 50.Read More