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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Five Ways To Lure Employees In The Present Business Climate

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The modern business arena is experiencing a massive evolution. The usual customs, norms and identities that’s currently being used in the workplace are changing to accommodate more advanced technologies, to integrate fast-paced corporate developments and to equip a new generation of workforce with different values.

If an employer wants the best talent that one can find, they need to be ready to provide more to potential hires. The job hunting market is very competitive, and experienced workers can manage to be picky about their choice of career.

How can employers lure in better talents in the present business environment?

In addition to those traditional perks that include paid sick days, insurance and retirement plans, one might consider adding more to the pot with these items:

 

Unlimited vacation time

Unlimited vacation sounds ridiculous even decades ago. However, it is lately making progress as a reasonable perk for legitimate work institutions.

Major companies like Netflix has began offering unlimited vacation time having an expectation that employees don’t abuse the privilege.

If a company hired people that are truly passionate about their jobs, they don’t need strict enforcement of how or when vacation days are used.

 

Work-from-home policy

Though studies aren’t conclusive or complete, there has been scientific evidence which indicates that working from home has higher productivity than doing work from the office. Although this supposition has some weaknesses, offering this kind of perk could be very appealing to some employees that are living from a distance away.

Opportunities for team building activities and mini vacations

An employer could offer the team members occasional time off work or vacation opportunities like a grand team building in Australia or other countries. These are rewarding while creating stronger bonds in the team.

 

Relaxing office rules and dress code

Office rules and dress code have been loosening constantly since the eighties resulting in less importance to suit-and-tie attire and politics. This sends a message to prospective employees that the company cares more about the people rather than being strict on rules.

 

Freedom for other pursuits

Offer prospective candidates the ability to go after other activities on company time. Having the company’s approval to pursue other things will make them more loyal in the long run.

 

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Saving Hundreds Of Dollars Through Gutter Maintenance

Saving Hundreds Of Dollars Through Gutter Maintenance

Gutters are considered as an important component of a home’s well being because they work to control the flow of rainwater so that the roof, walls, foundation and landscape will be protected. When the gutter is clogged with dried leaves, branches and other debris, it can cause a leaky roof and water damages to both the interior and exterior of the home.

Gutters must be cleaned regularly and if the homeowner fails to do, the gutter becomes a nice home to pests, rodents, molds and insects. If the gutter is damaged beyond repair, it can cost you hundreds of dollars to have it replaced. Bob Veccio, the owner of the House Doctors in Cleveland, Ohio suggests gutter maintenance during spring and fall in preparation for winter.

Aside from the gutters, the downspouts must also be cleaned to ensure a smooth flow of rainwater and prevent the gutters from overflowing. How often the gutter will be cleaned depends on the frequency of leaves falling in the area. In a high-yield environment where leaves fall throughout the year, gutter cleaning can be done when the last leaves fall.

In order to significantly reduce gutter maintenance, gutter covers are suggested by Jeff Lambert of Gutter Man in Houston, Texas. Instead of gutter cleaning every 4 to 6 months, gutter maintenance can be undertaken every 1 to 3 years. However, it makes sense to do a visual inspection of gutter each because at least 15% to 20% debris will still get in. To effectively limit the amount of gutter maintenance, it is important to choose a gutter cover that is strong enough to suit the type of trees in the area.

During gutter cleaning, the gutter cover must be removed, a task that is best left to professionals. Gutters Perth will undertake a complete maintenance job including visual inspection of leaking joints, loose downpipes and missing brackets. The root cause of the problems will be identified and the condition of your gutters will be thoroughly explained so that you can make an informed decision. Wear and tear is inevitable and the most appropriate action will be provided.

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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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