Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings Flight 9525

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What happened to Germanwings Flight 9525? According to reports the co-pilot of the airplane carrying 150 people purposely crashed the airplane deep into the French Alps.

Germanwings is owned by Lufthansa and the grave news brought the CEO of the company to a complete shock. Carsten Sophr said that what the co-pilot did with Germanwings Flight 9525 left them all speechless.

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the aircraft is a 27 year old German national. According to a prosecutor, the co-pilot apparently was targeting to annihilate the aircraft.

Investigators are still investigating if Lubitz has planned his actions for some time. What was apparent was that he took advantage and saw a perfect moment of crashing the plane when the pilot left the cockpit. It was then that he activated the descent. Such activation can only be made deliberately.

The data gathered from the transponder showed that the autopilot on Flight 9525 was intentionally reprogrammed by someone accessing the cockpit. The new data programmed the plane’s altitude from the normal 38,000 feet to an unforgiving 100 feet. This data was made public by Flightradar24, expert tracker of aviation data.

Five investigators are currently searching the apartment of Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in order to shed light on what could have been the motive of the 27 year old in bringing the plane down. The police are desperately looking for clues in his apartment. French investigators enlisted the help of the FBI in digging up clues as to why Lubitz crashed the plane.

Last Thursday, details on the crash were released and it further supported the theory that someone indeed set the plane on a crash.

Furthermore, transponder data revealed that there were horrific sounds recorded from the vessels’ cockpit. It was evident from the sound recording that the captain was locked out from the cockpit area. Several banging from the door could be heard. In the final minutes of the plane’s descent, screaming could be heard on the sound recorder. Plane crash experts said that those on board had zero chances of making it out alive when the plane crashed. Death was instant for the passengers and crew.

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Luxury Developers In Thailand Looking For Investments Abroad

Luxury Developers In Thailand Looking For Investments Abroad

Luxury developers from Thailand are going on the road in an attempt to feature their luxury projects in other countries. They are now facing a flagging real estate market thus these developers are venturing abroad for them to show off their luxury developments.

Pace Development Corp is the leader of the said movement and the company is also behind the MahaNakhon Tower which is consists of 77-storey and is popularly known as the tallest building in Thailand. Sorapoj Techakraisri is the chief executive officer of the property development company and recently said that it will venture out to Hong Kong this coming September to conduct a road show that will give them the opportunity to promote their project which is the Ritz-Carlton Residences located at MahaNakhon.

Techakraisri has decided that they are going to sell the remaining units which are at 30 per cent of the entire Ritz-Carlton Residences project. This is after they have found out that there is a growing demand coming from foreign investors such as those that are in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

The recorded sales backlog of Pace is at 14.5 billion baht.

Another property developer, Sansiri, will also hit the road and is planning to visit countries such as Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong before the year ends. They are targeting to have a sales record of 42 billion baht.

The venture to other countries is because of the recent decrease in the demand for residential properties within the Bangkok real estate market. According to a research from Pruksa Real Estate, a property company, the sales coming from the city as well as suburban locations have decreased to 171.22 billion which is 4.5 per cent of the previous figure.

Developers are still positive that they are going to come out strong before this year ends. Pruksa Real Estate also predicted that the property market within Bangkok as well as neighboring suburbs will rise by 8 per cent from 354.79 billion to 383.18 billion baht. If you are new in Thailand, looking for properties have never been easier with Find Thai Property.

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Vietnam’s Train Trip Is Worth Experiencing

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Vietnam is a small country with an S-shape and consists of a narrow strip of land that lies along the sea. This is the very reason why the railway system is very important in the country and has been in use since the end of the 19th century. Majority of the railways that can be found in Vietnam are built by the French and though a century has already passed, there is not much change with the system. When in Vietnam, the journey by train is deemed as an unforgettable experience. Vietnam is one of the developing countries in Asia and it is common for the residents to be using the public transport provided. Compared to a plane ride, taking the train is cheaper and also safer. It is more comfortable than taking a bus ride especially in long stretches.

It is important to be prepared before taking a trip via the train. Make sure the tickets have been books months in advanced if you are going during a holiday or the peak season. If you have purchased a ticket from one of the high quality trains, there will be meals to be bought on board but they are quite expensive thus it is better to bring food with you. If you are assigned to a carriage with air conditioning, you will only be provided with a thin blanket. It is best to bring your own pillow and blanket for overnight travels but make sure it does not weigh you down as train stations in Vietnam don’t have trolleys. Traveling light is important.

If you are planning to buy ticket at the station then make sure that you check the different classes that are offered on board. There are hard and soft seats with options for air conditioning and there are also cabins. The weather in Vietnam is always summery thus an air conditioned room is more comfortable. When taking Hanoi to Sapa train on an overnight journey, make sure that you take the sleeper cabins since the journey will last for 10 hours and you will need a comfortable place to sleep.

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Bitcoin’s Block Size Should Not Be Increased

Bitcoin’s Block Size Should Not Be Increased

Despite the fact that the bitcoin is doing well in the market, many of the people in the media believed that the currency is now in the middle of a civil war. For those that are not updated regarding the specifics in the bitcoin network, the protocol that guards the bitcoin has a built-in limit which means that every transaction data must only be consists of 1 MB. This is the maximum amount of data that can be transmitted in every block of transactions. One block of transaction is said to be accomplished for every ten minutes. Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of the bitcoin, is the one who put into place the limit on the blocksize. This is to make sure that there will be no denial-of-service attack that will occur inside the network.

According to the latest article that was written by Roger Ver, more commonly known as the “Bitcoin Jesus” in the Foundation for Economic Education, he is in favor of the proposal to increase the blocksize limit. It is understandable why many are in favor of raising the size of the block transactions – in order for them to perform more transactions inside the blockchain. It might sound as simple as that and those that are opposing such propositions might be viewed as a group of people who does not want bitcoin to succeed.

Despite the fact that many are in favor of raising the block size, the bitcoin developers are still the ones that know better. These developers are consists of cryptographers and programmers who are experts into their field. Since they are in the field of digital currency, they surely are knowledgeable when it comes to economics. They have already dedicated many years in studying source codes and creating new features as well as taking into consideration the economic effect. This group knows better than to raise the blocksize. The safest way to keep the network stable is to maintain the block size which is currently at 1MB. This is to make sure that the bitcoin will remain accessible for individuals as well as mining pools.

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Mobile App Providing Aid To Fishermen

FFMA or Fisher Friend Mobile Application

According to K Anjaapuli, a 50 year-old resident of Bengaluru, he has been a fisherman for around 35 years and his route is along the Puducherry coast. He revealed that he relies on an Android app before setting out to see with his boat.

Anjaapuli shared that during the 2004 incident of tsunami, he was only able to get a tenth of his usual catch before the incident happens. After the tsunami was long over, the movement of the fish was never the same again and became unpredictable. These days, he admitted that he is able to know where the fishes are because of the help of an app called FFMA or Fisher Friend Mobile Application. The mobile app does not only give the exact location where the shoals of fish can be found but it also provides real time information regarding the wave length as well as the speed of the wind.

The app was developed by MSSRF or MS Swaminathan Research Foundation together with TCS and Qualcomm. It was launched last 2013 and is not being used by almost 10,00 fishermen families located in various area including Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

The location of the fishing shoals are updated every 24 hours. Furthermore, there are also markings in the app that indicates danger zones such as coral reefs and locations of ship wreckages. Information such as the height of the wave and the speed of the wind are updated every 6 hours.

According to fishermen, the app has helped increase their catch and in return they have more income. K Alex, a fisherman that is based in Chennai, revealed that he was able to catch six to ten tones of tuna before but with the help of the mobile app, he is now able to gather around 20 tones every time he set out to sea.

Apps such as these and mobile app development in Singapore and other countries aim to help people with their daily lives. The fishermen were also able to spend less time in travelling therefore spending less amount of money with the help of the app.

 

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Tiny Homes Are Trending In Colorado Springs

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Will Colorado Springs become the Tiny Housing Capital of the US or is this just a passing trend? The market for tiny homes in Colorado Springs is getting bigger and so with the demand for tiny home builders. Compared to the same month a year ago, building permits for single family homes in the El Paso County increased by almost 28% with 1,497 home sales recorded for just a single month. Sadly, as the demand increases, the prices of homes have also gone up.

According to the Pipes Peak Realtors Association, last May the median price of a single-family home in Colorado Springs was $262,000 which is way too much for young couples and those starting with a job. Since the finances do not allow these people to own single-family homes in a place like Colorado Springs where real estate has literally become expensive, their option is modern day tiny homes with less space but more quality.

However, even these tiny homes can get expensive if you have them customized. According to Tumbleweed, an average customized home sells for about $70,000 but the price goes higher when the client orders 30 feet of hardwood floor, luxury appliances and ceiling made from beetle kill pine. Tumbleweed Homes is the nation’s largest manufacturer of tiny homes with about 125 homes built in Colorado Springs within a year.

On the other hand, the builder of tiny homes has a lot of challenges to overcome because tiny homes are somewhat similar to mobile homes that municipalities don’t know how to classify them for zoning purposes. Builders hope that municipalities would accept the tiny homes as part of an affordable housing community

Another challenge faced is how to convince people that they can live happily in a house that measures 200 square feet and less. For some lifestyles tiny homes would definitely work but it is not suggested for everybody.

Remodeling homes in Colorado Springs offers its services to homeowners who would like to renovate their homes as well as individuals who are interested in customized homes. With 13 years’ experience in designing and remodeling, you are guaranteed that your project is in good hands.

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