MH370: Do Malaysia and China really want to find MH370?

first_imgThere is no question that Malaysia and China are failing to meet their international obligations to find MH370.And there is no question that the investigation conducted by Malaysia into the disappearance of MH370 is among the most mismanaged in modern history.The Malaysian end of the investigation has been a symbolic affair where a variety of government minsters, officials and the country’s military have contributed to a chaotic stream of misinformation about the fate of the plane.If the Malaysian Government also wants to avoid accusations of a cover-up, it needs to continue the search for MH370 and to end almost three years of emotional agony for the victims’ families.The suggestion something is dodgy in Kuala Lumpur will only gain credibility if the Malaysians fail to act on a recommendation by the team of international experts led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau which is conducting the search.New information led the experts to conclude that a relatively small area of 25,000sq km just outside the main search area likely contains the wreckage and should be searched. The exact cost of the search thus far is unclear but most analysts believe it is about $190 million split three ways with Malaysia paying $100 million; Australia $70 million and China just $20 million.China’s contribution has been pitiful given MH370 was also a code-share with China Southern Airlines and carried the airline’s flight number CZ748. There were 153 Chinese aboard and China needs to contribute more.When an airline code-shares (places its flight number and sells tickets at a profit on another airline’s plane) it must bear full responsibility for all aspects of the flight.The hollow rhetoric of the Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tong Lai saying “the aspirational goal” is to find MH370 simply isn’t good enough for families needing answers and closure.Even Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester’s excuse that the new area of 25,000sq km was not specific enough to meet the criteria set down by officials from the three governments is lame.Considering the vastness of the Indian Ocean an area of 25,000sq km is very specific and the analysis that has helped pinpoint the new area has broken new ground. Malaysia and China should bite the bullet, pony up the $40 to $50m needed to extend the search and do the right thing for the families of the 239 passengers and crew lost with MH370.The fact that the main body of wreckage was not found in the original search area means we were looking in the wrong place but we were doing it for all the right reasons and using the facts available at the time. Now we have new facts, including a drift study by the CSIRO from all the debris recovered in the west Indian Ocean found, that says it is most likely in a different area.The search must go on.last_img read more

Play Your Part episode nine: synopsis

first_imgGet your sneak peek of episode nine of the Play Your Part television series, here:Lufefe Nomjana, known as the Spinach King, is one of the guests featured on episode nine of Play Your Part, broadcast on 4 November. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporter Lufefe Nomjana was a volunteer at a community garden when he spotted a business opportunity. Using the vegetable spinach, he went on to build his company. He tells his story of how he became known as the Spinach King in this week’s Play Your Part.The episode, which is hosted by musician Kabelo Mabalane, airs on Saturday, 4 November 2017, at 18:00. It is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s more on the other two guests on this week’s episode:Avril SnymanAvril SnymanSnyman and her team talk about the growth of Lebone Village outside Bloemfontein. The village consists of five centres and benefits vulnerable children, youth and their families. Most of the children are affected by HIV and Aids.Matona Ntshona-SakupwanyaMatona Ntshona-SakupwanyaNtshona-Sakupwanya is the general manager of the marketing and communications department at The Innovation Hub, Gauteng’s innovation agency. She talks about how The Innovation Hub creates a platform to bring tech entrepreneurs, industry, academics, researchers and venture capitalists together.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Top 10 Web Widgets

first_imgNeither list is especially surprising, but it’s good to see that widgets are being well utilized by mainstream people.Let us know if you have a favorite web widget and if so, where do you host it? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Widgets are mini web applications that you can insert into your website and/or social networks. They’re a popular way to add interesting third party content to your web presence. In this post we look at the top web widgets from Yola and Widgetbox. It’s clear from our analysis that widgets are well past the early adopter stage and are now very mainstream.Yola, the website building service formerly known as SynthaSite, sent us a list of the top 10 widgets for its 3 million plus community – many of whom are small business owners. We compare that list below with the most popular widgets from more consumer-focusedWidgetbox. Yola’s top 10 list tells us that Google widgets proliferate (4 of them are in the top 10), media widgets are popular (numbers 1, 4, 8) and communication widgets are well used (2, 5, 7).YouTubeBlog Page Widget Google Ad Sense Flickr Lightbox Meebo Chat Room Google Maps Skype Me! Google Video Wufoo Form Collect Donation Widget Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus It’s a little surprising that there’s no mention of Facebook or Twitter widgets, but perhaps in a few more months they will be in Yola’s top 10.For a more consumer-focused look at the most popular widgets, we checked out Widgetbox’s all-time Most Popular List. Widgetbox provides widgets for social sites – including MySpace, Blogger, Facebook, WordPress, TypePad and iGoogle. Their top 10 shows that gaming, fun and pregnancy tickers (!) are most popular.Super Mario GameBaby Ticker – The Baby Countdown Pregnancy Tickercyber-petMario Time TrialMaukie – the virtual catBubblesBaby & Pregnancy Countdown TickerMP3 PlayerSwidget 1.0Super Mario Bros (with Luigi) Tags:#Lists#web#Widgets last_img read more

10 months agoLille inform Chelsea, PSG they’re ready to sell Thiago Mendes

first_imgLille inform Chelsea, PSG they’re ready to sell Thiago Mendesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille have informed Chelsea they’re prepared to sell Thiago Mendes next month.Last summer, Chelsea asked Lille to keep them informed of the Brazilian’s situation with the view to bringing him to England.RMC says Lille have told suitors they’re prepared to sell Thiago Mendes in January.Chelsea are in contact, along with Wolfsburg and Schalke 04.PSG are also interested in the midfielder, who they see as a replacement for contract rebel Adrien Rabiot. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months ago​AC Milan enquire about Fulham midfielder Johansen

first_img​AC Milan enquire about Fulham midfielder Johansenby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan are interested in signing Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen.The 27-year-old was a key member of the team that won promotion under Slavisa Jokanovic last season.But the Norway skipper has only managed to start 4 Premier League games this term.The likes of Jean Michael Seri and Calum Chambers are ahead of him in the pecking order.Per Sky in Italy, Milan are looking to sign him this winter on a cut price deal – or on a free in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Health Canada approves safe injection site for Calgary temporary site opens soon

first_imgCALGARY – Health Canada has approved a safe injection site for opioid drugs in Calgary.Alberta Health says a temporary site will open soon in the parking area of the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre while a permanent site inside the centre is being constructed.Alberta Health says patients will also be able to get treatment, including suboxone, methadone, and counselling.Evidence shows that supervised consumption services save lives, reduce transmission of infections by providing sterile needles and equipment and build safer communities by reducing public substance use and discarded needles.Last week, Health Canada approved four safe injection sites for Edmonton and one for Lethbridge, and those are expected to open later this year or early next year.Jessica Holtsbaum of the group Changing the Face of Addiction, called it great news.“It will save lives and provide those with substance-use disorders an access point to further treatment. It is a long overdue step in the right direction. However, this is only one small step and momentum can’t end here.”The province is providing $2.2 million for startup costs and for construction of the temporary and permanent locations at the Chumir health centre. The province will also provide operational funding for all six supervised consumption sites approved for Alberta.As of mid-August 2017, 315 people have died of apparent fentanyl-related overdoses in Alberta. There were 586 suspected opioid-related deaths in the province last year.The Canadian Institute for Health Information has said data from Alberta suggests emergency room visits related to heroin and synthetic opioid overdoses spiked almost 10-fold in the last five years.The first safe consumption sites in Canada were set up in Vancouver. Health Canada has approved other sites in Montreal and Toronto.Last month, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said at least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 and that number is expected to grow this year.last_img read more