Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lucy - Superb Thriller



Lucy movie starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi. This movie is written and directed by French director Luc Besson  and comes in action & thriller category.
About Lucy:
Lucy, a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, works as a drug mule. The drug she inadvertently takes goes into her system, changing her into a metahuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

American Haris Suleman Who Was Circling Globe In Plane Dies In Crash

American teenager Haris Suleman (17), who attempted to circle the globe in a single-engine aircraft in 30 days and made a pit stop in Malaysia, has died in a crash.
Fox News reported that the plane flown by the 17-year-old crashed into the Pacific Ocean shortly after taking off from Pago Pago in American Samoa on Wednesday. Search and rescue authorities were still looking for his father Babar Suleman, who was also on board the plane. Haris and Babar had stopped over at Subang Airport on July 11, their ninth stop, after a seven-hour flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
They extended their stay until July 15 after Haris fell ill, according a blog posting by his father a day after they left Malaysia. Although they had missed their 30-day target, they were continuing with their plans to travel the 41,843km, through 25 cities in 15 countries, as planned earlier. If Haris had completed his journey, he would have broken the record of 19-year-old Australian Ryan Campbell last year for being the youngest person to circle the globe.
Haris Suleman also wanted to help raise funds for The Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Pakistan which builds and operates schools for the less fortunate children in that country.

Kakatiya School Bus Hit By Train, 21 Killed



Early on Thursday, a school bus belonging to Kakatiya School was hit by a train at Masaipet of Yeldurthi mandal in Medak district. As many as 21 students fear dead in the incident. At the time of the incident there were 38 students present in the bus.

Kakatiya School Recognition Cancelled

No sooner the Kakatiya school incident occurred on Thursday than an immediate reaction has come from the Telangana state government. The recognition of the Kakatiya School to which the school bus belongs to was cancelled in Toto, as by the Medak DEO Rajeshwara Rao. It is evident that early on Thursday, a school bus belonging to Kakatiya School was hit by a Nanded Passenger train at Masaipet of Yeldurthi Mandal in Medak district. As many as 21 students fear dead in the incident. At the time of the incident there were 38 students present on the bus. The Union Railway Minister and the Chief Minister of Telangana expressed their deep condolence over the matter.

TransAsia Plane ATR 72 Crashes On Landing In Taiwan, 48 Dead



The plane that crashed was an ATR-72 TransAsia Airways aircraft flying from Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung to Penghu, a popular tourist destination in the Taiwan Strait.
It was Taiwan's first fatal air crash in more than a decade and came as Typhoon Matmo struck, bringing torrential rain and high wind.
The plane crashed on its second attempt to land at the airport. It lost contact with controllers after telling them it was going around again.
The aircraft then came down in Xixi village outside the airport.
"I heard a loud bang," TV station TBS quoted a local resident as saying. "I thought it was thunder, and then I heard another bang and I saw a fireball not far away from my house."
Official said visibility at the time of the crash was 1,600m (one mile) and within acceptable standards for landing, despite the storm.
Reports from Taiwan suggested officials were looking for one person who might have been in residential buildings hit by the plane as it crashed.
TransAsia, a private airline, flies domestic routes in Taiwan and international routes in North and South-East Asia.
It has apologised and says it will compensate relatives of those on board.
This is Taiwan's worst aviation disaster since May 2002, when a China Airlines flight from Taipei to Hong Kong crashed near Penghu, killing all 225 on board.
The ATR 72 turboprop aircraft departed from the southern municipality of Kaohsiung at 17:43 local time (09:43 GMT), but lost contact with controllers at 19:06, CNA said, citing the Civil Aeronautics Administration.
TransAsia Airways' General Manager Hsu Yi-Tsung has tearfully apologised for the accident, the Central News Agency reported, pledging to spare no effort in the rescue operation and to transport relatives of passengers on the flight to Magong on Thursday morning.
Earlier on Wednesday, Taiwan was battered by strong winds and rain from a tropical storm, Typhoon Matmo.
However, an official at the Civil Aeronautics Administration told that bad weather at the time of the crash did not exceed international regulations for landing.
Typhoon Matmo had caused many flights to be cancelled but the land warning was lifted around 17:30 local time, around the time the plane took off.







Indian American CEO Shailesh Sha Convicted For Stock Fraud
























The Indian-American CEO of two publicly-traded companies in the US, Shailesh Shah, was convicted on charges that he paid kickbacks in return for purchases of his companies’ stock.
Shah, 48, of Chino, Calif., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns to two counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud, according to a press release issued by the FBI. His sentencing is scheduled for October 23 of this year.
Shah was the President and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of SOHM, Inc. and Costas, Inc. He agreed to pay secret kickbacks to an investment fund representative in exchange for having the investment fund buy stock in these two companies. The kickbacks were concealed through the use of sham consulting agreements and other fraudulent documents. In actuality, however, and unbeknownst to Shah, the purported investment fund representative was an undercover FBI agent.
Apart from Shailesh Shah, also charged in May was Sandip Shah, 40, in an indictment with nine counts of wire fraud. Sandip Shah is also from Chino, California, and was previously arrested on February 27th of this year.
Sandip Shah was in the business of promoting penny stocks and assisting public companies in finding sources of funding. He agreed to introduce the investment fund representative to executives of publicly traded companies so that those executives could enter into the kickback arrangement. In exchange for the introductions and for facilitating the kickback arrangements as they continued, Sandip Shah accepted a portion of the kickbacks paid by the executives. What the defendants did not know was that the purported investment fund representative was actually an undercover agent.
The plea by Shailesh Shah follows a lengthy investigation focusing on preventing fraud in the microcap stock markets. Microcap companies are small publicly-traded companies whose stock often trades at pennies per share.
Shah faces 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gain or loss on each count.
This case was brought in coordination with President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chandrababu Made Unattainable Promises: Y S Jagan Reddy

YS Jagn, the Chief of YSR Congress Party and the Leader of Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh state assembly, on Wednesday alleged that Chandrababu Naidu has made impossible promises before elections. He said that Naidu has previously driven that he would waive off all the Crop and Dwakra loans and changed his stance by imposing a limit for the same.
Further, YS Jagan said that Chandrababu was aware of the financial stipulation of the state, even before the bifurcation of the state and said that in spite of the same, he had supported the state bifurcation. He demanded for the implementation of all promises made during the election campaigning.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

American Citizen Margaret Elizabeth Arrested in Chennai For Spying?



Margaret Elizabeth (26), an American citizen, was made arrest by the officials of Chennai Airport on Sunday night at about 9.30. While the vigilance officials were on their routine checking of the passengers who were about to travel by Jet Airways from Chennai to Delhi, they found Margaret in possession of a satellite phone. During the checking, the officials found a satellite phone hidden inside her handbag. As per rules, satellite phones are used only by the defence forces of any nation. A ban is imposed on the use of satellite phones by the common public. In view of this, she was held by the officials.       

The said American is in India on a tourist Visa and staying at a star hotel in Chennai. She arrived in Chennai on July 18. She has recently visited Tirupathi. During the primary investigations, it was revealed that she has been working as a faculty at a University in Chicago and has brought the phone along with her. However, if it was the case, why didn’t the officials see the phone, when she arrived at the Airport in Chennai?

Also, the woman was allegedly giving irrelevant answers. She has been suspected as a spy of the U.S. The officials have been investigating whether she has passed some information to any agency. This issue has been viewed seriously by the officials concerned.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Unknown Crooks Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 In Ukraine War Zone, 298 Dead


What type of plane was it?
The crashed plane was a Boeing 777-200ER, the same model as that of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 - Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur


Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER
Crew: 15
Passengers: 280
Left Amsterdam: 10:15 GMT
Lost contact: 14:15 GMT at 10,000m (33,000ft)
What Happened?
According to Malaysia Airlines, the plane departed Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at 10:15 GMT (12:15 local time) on 17 July and was due to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 22:10 GMT (06:10 local time).
The airline lost contact four hours later at 14:15 GMT - 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.
Footage later emerged of the crash site, and witnesses spoke of dozens of bodies on the ground.




























The Route

Though Ukrainian military aircraft have been shot down over eastern Ukraine by rebels, and the area has been the scene of fierce fighting, the route taken by the Malaysian jet appears to have been subject to no flight restrictions, the International Air Transport Association, an industry group, said. Eurocontrol, a European air safety organization, said the plane apparently was flying at approximately 10,000 meters, which was authorized, although Ukrainian authorities had closed the airspace at lower altitudes.




























What caused the crash?


Ukrainian government adviser Anton Herashchenko alleges that the plane was hit by a missile fired by a Buk launcher - a Russian-made, medium-range surface-to-air missile system.
Ukrainian authorities later release a recording they say is a conversation between pro-Russian militants admitting to shooting down the plane.
The US has said the plane was brought down by a missile, but it is unclear who fired it.
Separatist leader Alexander Borodai accused the Ukrainian government of downing the airliner itself.
"Apparently, it's a passenger airliner indeed, truly shot down by the Ukrainian air force," he told Russia's state-run Rossiya 24 TV broadcaster.
Both the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels who have been fighting in the region have denied shooting it down.
Buk surface-to-air missile system

Also known as SA-11 Gadfly (or newer SA-17 Grizzly) Russian-made, mobile, medium range system.
Weapons: Four surface-to-air missiles
Missile speed (max): Mach 3
Target altitude (max): 22,000 metres (72,000ft)
Source: Global Security
The passengers


Captain: Wan Amran Bin Wan Hussin (male, 50 years old)
Captain: Eugene Choo Jin Leong (male, 45 years old)
Vice- captain: Ahmad Hakimi Bin Hanapi (male, 29 years old)
Vice- captain: Muhamad Firdaus Bin Abdul Rahim (male, 27 years old)
Mohd Ghafar Bin Abu Bakar (male, 54 years old)
Dora Shamila Binti Kassim (female, 47 years old)
Azrina Binti Yakob (female, 41 years old)
Lee Hui Pin (female, 42 years old)
Mastura Binti Mustafa (female, 40 years old)
Chong Yee Pheng (female, 40 years old)
Shaikh Mohd Noor Bin Mahmood (male, 44 years old)
Sanjid Singh Sandhu (male, 41 years old)
Hamfazlin Sham Binti Mohamed Arifin (female, 42 years old)
Nur Shazana Binti Mohamed Salleh (female, 31 years old)
Angeline Premila Rajandaran (female, 30 years old)





















Cor Pan joked on Facebook about his plane disappearing shortly before it took off.
The Dutch man was off on holiday with his girlfriend Neeljte Tol when he put up a picture of his plane on Facebook - a moment of black humour - with the caption:
"If my flight to Malaysia disappears, this is what it looks like"
His friends responded by wishing him happy holidays but as news broke of the plane crash their communications on his Facebook page betrayed increasing concern which turned to immense sadness.
Ms Hastini, 44, her Dutch husband, John Paulisen, 47, and their two children: a little boy, Arjuna, 5 and a girl, Sri, 3 would visit her family in her hometown of Solo in Central Java every two years during the Eid holiday.
Her brother-in-law told that she worked for a pharmaceutical company in the Netherlands.
But she had been heartbroken that she could not attend her mother's funeral late last year so during this trip the entire family was planning to visit her mother's grave.
Australian teacher Francesca Davison and her husband Liam were returning home from a holiday in Europe
Known as Frankie, the 54-year-old teacher is described by the head of the college she taught at as "an inspiration to all who came in contact with her".
She taught literature and humanities at Toorak College in Victoria and is described as a "dear friend; warm generous and kind".










The list of passengers and nationality are as follows:
  • Netherlands: 193 (Including 1 with dual Netherlands and USA citizenship)
  • Malaysia: 43 (Including 15 crew and 2 Infants)
  • Australian: 27
  • Indonesia: 12 (Including 1 Infant)
  • United Kingdom: 10 (Including 1 with dual UK and South Africa citizenship)
  • Germany: 4
  • Belgium: 4
  • Philippines: 3
  • Canada: 1
  • New Zealand: 1
Total: 298

All of the 283 passengers and 15 crew-members are believed to have died in the crash.



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