Five years later, MH370 is changing how we fly

(CNN)On the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the aviation industry is on the verge of implementing technology that would make a similar tragedy impossible. You may remember that the reason the world lost track of MH370 was because its transponders mysteriously stopped transmitting the airliner’s location about three minutes after the jet’s final radio call. Now the ICAO is mandating that the world’s airlines provide aso-called “distress tracking system” on their planes by 2021. The system would autonomously transmit an aircraft’s position at one-minute intervals whenever the plane is in “a position that — if it is left unattended — will result in an accident,” according to Marin. This system can work “irrespective of any …

How polluting are idling cars and buses?

Image copyright Getty Images Local authorities in the UK already have the power to issue fixed penalty notices to motorists in parked vehicles who refuse to turn off their engines when asked. The emissions consultancy Cambustion has looked at when it is worth switching of engines to reduce emissions. It found that for emissions of nitrogen oxide from a diesel car meeting Euro 5 requirements (that is broadly any diesel car made before late 2015) it is worth switching off the engine if you expect to be stationary for at least 30 seconds. For Euro 6 diesel cars (those manufactured after 2015) it is worth switching off if you are not going to move for three seconds. The company also …

Real Madrids reign is over: now is the time to salute, not mock them | Barney Ronay

The humiliation by Ajax led to much mirth at Madrids expense but four Champions League crowns in five years is a period of dominance that history will look upon kindly Please allow me to introduce myself, Im a man of wealth and taste. Ive been around for well, quite a long time as it happens, most notably as champions of Europe for the last thousand days, an era of oddly room-temperature dominance that has now come to an end. The period of public mourning has been notably brief. Instead Real Madrids ejection from the Champions League on Tuesday night was greeted not by tributes and tears, but with a chorus of crowing delight. Sympathy for the devils Meringues? Theres not …

Adam Schiff: Erik Prince Lied When He Said He Told Congress About Trump Tower Meeting

Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) accused Blackwater, of concealing a second shadowy Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. ASSOCIATED PRESS Erik Prince now claims he testified that Donald Trump Jr., White House aide Stephen Miller and an emissary representing Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates met to discuss “Iran policy” three months before the election. Betsy DeVos, told Al Jazeera that he had informed the committee about a meeting involving him, Saudi Arabia and the Iran policy” three months before the election. help Trump win the presidency, The New York Times reported. transcripts of Prince’s committee testimony revealed he hadn’t mentioned the meeting and insisted he played no role in Trump’s campaign. Prince suggested the transcripts were “wrong.” Schiff said Prince was asked about any substantive …

The tyranny of clock changing for daylight saving needs to end

(CNN)Last year marked 100 years since the United States established daylight saving time. Researchers have also found an increase in heart attacks, workplace injuries and traffic accidents, especially in the days after the “spring forward” clock change, all due to the disruptions in sleep. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Many states are starting to address the issue. But for those who are hoping we can #LockTheClock after this weekend’s change, I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. My best guess after working with legislators around the country for five years is that if California and New York vote to make the shift permanent in 2020, effective after we spring forward in …

UN staff and humanitarian workers among victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash

(CNN)The ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday was packed with humanitarian workers and international experts, many of whom were bound for a major United Nations environmental summit in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. UN officials paid their respects at the opening of the assembly in Nairobi, where UN flags were lowered to half-mast. “The environmental community is in mourning today,” Joyce Msuya, the acting executive director of the UN Environment Program, said in a statement. “Many of those that lost their lives were en route to provide support and participate in the UN Environment Assembly. We lost UN staff, youth delegates traveling to the Assembly, seasoned scientists, members of academia and other partners.” Read More: Which …

Nicki Minaj Cancels ANOTHER European Show At The Last Minute – Mad Fans Chant ‘Cardi B’ In Response! – Perez Hilton

France and Nicki Minaj are totally fighting right now! OK, maybe not, like, ALL of France, but fans in the city of Bordeaux are PISSED at her after the superstar rapper was forced to cancel ANOTHER European concert night due to the venue in Bordeaux apparently not having enough electricity power on hand to pull off her elaborate show. (As you’ll remember, this exact thing Nicki came out on stage late last night in the French city — just minutes before the show was supposed to start, again — and broke the bad news to fans that the show had to be canceled at the last minute. And fans did NOT react well to it, initially booing her pretty loudly as …

Yellow Vest protesters fan flames of anti-Semitism in France

Paris (CNN)Recent weeks have seen black swastikas scrawled across portraits of Auschwitz survivor, Simone Veil; 96 tombs at a Jewish cemetery defaced in eastern France; and the words, “Dirty Zionist sh*t!”, hurled in anger at French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut by a man wearing a fluorescent yellow vest. “Gilets Jaunes, Colere Noir” is a popular slogan among the leaderless movement, meaning “Yellow Vests, Black Rage.” For almost four months it’s this rage that has poured out along the Champs Elysees, shattering shop windows, leaving police officers wounded and symbolically knocking the Marianne, a national figure who embodies the French Republic, off her perch. Vitriol previously expressed in anonymous tweets has materialized in large letters plastered across the Arc de Triomphe monument …

Ex-Mercenary CEO Erik Prince Admits To Trump Tower Meet With Donald Jr. And Saudi Emissary

Erik Prince, former head of mercenary business Donald Trump Jr. and a representative of United Arab Emirates to discuss “ The interview marked the first time Prince has publicly acknowledged such a meeting. Prince said in congressional testimony in 2017 that he had no “official” or “unofficial” role in the campaign — other than a “yard sign” and writing “papers” — according to the The New York Times Donald Trump’s eldest son and Lebanese-American businessman George Nader. Nader revealed at the meeting that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia wanted to aid Trump in his bid for the presidency, according to the newspaper. Stephen Miller and Israeli social media expert Joel Zamel. Jared Kushner met at Trump Tower with a   Prince, …

Archaeologists Discover “Elixir Of Immortality” In Ancient Chinese Tomb

Bottoms up! Archaeologists in China have discovered a 2,000-year-old bronze pot that contains a yellow liquid once believed to be an “elixir of immortality.” Although, as the concoction was discovered in the tomb of a dead person, it’s presumably not very effective. The mysterious pot was discovered in the Henan Province of central China at an archeological site near the modern-day city of Luoyang, Xinhua state news agency reports. Along with the liquid-filled vessel, they also discovered a large number of painted clay pots, bronze artifacts, and even an ornate lamp in the shape of a wild goose. When the vessel was first unearthed back in October 2018, researchers assumed the yellowish liquid was an alcoholic drink as it had an “aroma …

Driving after Brexit: What you need to know

The 1926 IDP will be needed for drivers wanting to visit Liechtenstein The 1949 permit covers Spain, Iceland, Malta and Cyprus The 1968 permit allows driving in all other EU countries, plus Norway and Switzerland Image copyright Getty Images Taking your car to the EEA without a Green Card will be against the law. The government recommends that you have a GB sticker on your car, even if you also have a GB symbol on your number plate. Perhaps most inconveniently, if you are involved in a road traffic accident in an EEA country after a no-deal Brexit, then you may need to make a claim against the responsible driver or their insurer in the country where the accident happened. …

Some Russians fight back as Putin cracks down on freedoms

Moscow (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin is no slouch when it comes to geopolitics: This week, he signed a decree suspending implementation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and boasted that his security agencies had thwarted nearly 600 foreign intelligence operators last year. This latest move to curtail internet freedom in Russia builds on fairly sweeping laws that are already on the books. In 2016, a raft of anti-terrorism legislation known collectively as the Yarovaya Law introduced harsh penalties for endorsing extremism online. According to Human Rights Watch and other advocacy groups, dozens of Russians have been jailed for simply expressing their views on blogs and social media. And Putin this week signed into law a bill that restricts the digital …

BMC Ecology Image Competition Gives Scientists An Opportunity Behind The Lens And The Results Are Delightful

The winners of the 2018 BMC Ecology Image Competition have been announced and, as ever, the images reveal the ingenuity, warmth, and destructive power of dear ol’ Mother Nature.  From the entries, an overall winner was announced, as well as two runner-ups and five category winners. The winner of the Overall Category reveals the beauty and brilliance of evolution – a delicate butterfly freshly emerged from its chrysalis with the backdrop of its home, the cloud forests of the Andean Mountains, seen through its transparent wings.  1 – The Enigmatic Clearwing Butterfly by Marianne Elias, Sorbonne Université, France (Overall) “This photo does a fantastic job of showcasing the striking beauty of a rather enigmatic species little known to people, whose …

Bara revel in Messi’s clsico stranglehold over Real Madrid

Two Bernabu victories mean Barcelona now lead the head-to-head between the sides for the first time since 1932 Playing and winning here really turns me on, Gerard Piqu said. When the final whistle went on the caption read. It was only a short while and it wasnt particularly wild, which probably said something, but together they celebrated. Again. Three days after coming to the home of the greatest rivals they have the greatest rivals anyone has and by Legans and 1-0, 3-0. And no one had ever come here and won four league games in a row. Aggregate score: 11-2. By the end of the 242nd clsico, it felt like there was something inevitable about this result, even when there …

Tesla unveils new, faster V3 Supercharger

The need for speed.Image: tesla Tesla is speeding up charging with the third generation of its Supercharger. Unveiled on Wednesday, the carmaker said in a blog post that the new V3 Supercharger will boast charging rates of up to 250 kW.  SEE ALSO: This is what it takes for a Tesla Model S to become a police car At its peak, V3 can charge at rates of 1,000 miles per hour, and can top up a Model 3 Long Range with 75 miles of charge in five minutes. Perfect for those quick bathroom stops. There’s no power splitting, in which drivers experience slower power rates if other stations are in use. V3 allows drivers to charge their vehicles at the …

Debenhams in profit alert as sales slide

Debenhams secures cash lifeline Debenhams ‘trying to make shopping fun again’ Debenhams may close stores this year Sergio Bucher, the chief executive of Debenhams, said: “We are making good progress with our stakeholder discussions to put the business on a firm footing for the future. “We still expect that this process will lead to around 50 stores closing in the medium term.” He said the business would need the help of landlords and local authorities to address rent and rate levels and lease commitments. A month ago, the department store chain said it had been granted a cash injection of £40m to buy it extra time as it battled to secure a longer-term deal with lenders. At the time, the …