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13.08.18  /  News  /   – MH370 - New Theory On Why It Vanished

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13.08.18 MH370 - New Theory On Why It Vanished

An international aviation expert has come up with a new theory as to why Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 vanished without a trace.

Aviation Security International editor Philip Baum claims someone snuck onto the Boeing 777 with plans to sabotage the flight after it took off from Kuala Lumpur in March 2014.

The plane went missing in March 2014 while en route to Beijing with 238 passengers on board, including six Australians.

Aviation Security International editor Philip Baum claims someone snuck onto Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 with plans to sabotage the flight after it took off from Kuala Lumpur in March 2014

Aviation Security International editor Philip Baum claims someone snuck onto Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 with plans to sabotage the flight after it took off from Kuala Lumpur in March 2014

Mr Baum (pictured) said he believes they hid underneath the floor or behind the flight deck in a 'hinged, self-closing access panel'

Mr Baum (pictured) said he believes they hid underneath the floor or behind the flight deck in a 'hinged, self-closing access panel'

'I think a stowaway is a strong possibility, especially as no officials seem to want to even contemplate the possibility,' Mr Baum told The Independent.

He believes they hid underneath the floor or behind the flight deck in a 'hinged, self-closing access panel'.

Many them hid in the wheel wells, while others tried to disguise themselves as cleaners or officials.

The new theory comes after a 400-page Malaysian report into the disappearance of the doomed jet was rubbished by French investigators, who described it as 'imprecise and ambiguous'.

The new theory comes after a 400-page Malaysian report into the disappearance of the doomed jet was rubbished by French investigators, who described it as 'imprecise and ambiguous'

The new theory comes after a 400-page Malaysian report into the disappearance of the doomed jet was rubbished by French investigators, who described it as 'imprecise and ambiguous'

Four years of investigations have found no firm evidence as to what happened to the Malaysia Airlines plane, despite the largest ever search of its kind across 46,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean.

French police will open an investigation into missing flight after Malaysia's final report failed to explain the mystery amid claims of a cover up.

The Gendarmerie of Air Transport wants to examine data from satellite operator Inmarsat which tracked the plane before it went missing in March 2014.

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12.08.18  /  Extreme  /  Australia – Aldi Supermarkets In Urgent Product Recall

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12.08.18 Australia Aldi Supermarkets In Urgent Product Recall

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ALDI supermarkets have had to recall an everyday product after it was found that the product failed to list its ingredients completely and correctly.

White Mill Pancake Shake and Pancake Shake Buttermilk 375g is being recalled from ALDI shelves because it contains an 'undeclared egg allergen'.

Food standards Australia New Zealand released a statement recalling the product immediately.

White Mill Pancake Shake and Pancake Shake Buttermilk 375g is being recalled from ALDI shelves because it contains an 'undeclared egg allergen'
 

12.08.18  /  News  /   – New Blood Test For Men With Prostate Cancer

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12.08.18 New Blood Test For Men With Prostate Cancer

Image result for health news A revolutionary new blood test promises to spare men with prostate cancer from months of gruelling chemotherapy.

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London have used the new test to analyse tumours in greater detail than ever before by filtering cancer cells from the blood.

The test enables them to spot when prostate cancer is beginning to evolve to become resistant to chemotherapy.

This allows them to quickly switch to other treatments such as hormone drugs or immunotherapy.

At the moment most chemotherapy is only stopped when cancer symptoms start to get worse – a sign that the tumour has evolved and is starting to spread again. But this means men can undergo months of debilitating treatment which is not actually working.

A revolutionary new blood test promises to spare men with prostate cancer from months of gruelling chemotherapy

A revolutionary new blood test promises to spare men with prostate cancer from months of gruelling chemotherapy

The Daily Mail is campaigning for urgent improvements to prostate cancer treatments and diagnosis, which are lagging years behind others such as breast cancer.

Some 10,000 men with prostate cancer receive chemotherapy every year, of the 47,000 men diagnosed in Britain annually.

The new test is one of the first ‘liquid biopsies’ experts think will revolutionise the treatment of cancer. Study leader Professor Johann de Bono said: ‘Using the new blood test before, during and after treatment will allow us to keep a close eye on the way a person’s cancer evolves in response to drugs.

‘[It] could allow us to detect treatment failure at an earlier stage, so we can switch people with advanced prostate cancer to treatments more likely to work.’

Eventually this technology could enable doctors to accurately target cancers according to their genetic make-up, to closely monitor tumours as they evolve, and to switch drugs if cancer becomes resistant to certain treatment.

11.08.18  /  Extreme  /  Indonesia – FCO Updated Travel Advisory

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11.08.18 Indonesia FCO Updated Travel Advisory

Image result for FCO The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to areas of Lombok north of the main east-west route from Pamenang, which passes north of the capital Mataram across to Lombok town (Jalan H. Mansur - Jalan Jendral Sudirman - Jalan Raya Mataram-Sikur - Jalan Raya Masbagik - Jalan Raya Anjani - Jalan Kooperasi - Jalan Raya Labuhan Lombok). This area includes the Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) and the Mount Rinjani National Park, but excludes Senggigi on the west coast and Kayangan port on the east coast. There has been a series of earthquakes and aftershocks to the north-east of the island of Lombok since 29 July 2018. These have resulted in casualties and damage to buildings and infrastructure, most severely in northern and western areas of Lombok, north of the capital Mataram, and in the Gili Islands, where there continues to be power outages and a lack of clean water. If you’re in these areas, you should exercise caution, stay away from collapsed buildings, liaise with your travel company/accommodation provider, and follow the advice of the local authorities. Where possible, keep your family and friends up to date with your situation and itinerary. If you need consular assistance (for example, if your passport has been lost or if you’re injured), call the British Consulate in Bali on (+62) (21) 2356 5200. If you have remained on the Gili Islands and now wish to leave, contact the local Tourist Police on the islands for up-to-date information on departure options. If you have essential upcoming travel in these areas or plan to travel for non-essential reasons against FCO advice, you should plan your journey very carefully, have robust contingency plans in place and check with your travel insurance provider. In other areas of Lombok, check any existing travel plans with your transport and accommodation providers before travelling, ensure you have travel insurance in place and keep up to date with developments, including through this travel advice. Aftershocks have occurred, including some of a significant scale. These may continue in the region in the coming days and weeks. Risks may be especially elevated in the Gili Islands and areas of northern Lombok closest to the epicentre. Buildings that may appear unaffected could still have been weakened by the earthquakes, especially in the Gili Islands and areas of northern Lombok closest to the epicentre, and may be vulnerable to aftershocks. Landslides could occur, including in the Mount Rinjani National Park. Consider the safety of your accommodation, your potential exit routes and any other hazards in the vicinity. If you have concerns about the integrity of buildings or accommodation, move to a safe place. More information and advice on safety considerations in an active earthquake zone is available from the International Rescue Corps. There have also been isolated reports of minor damage to buildings in southern Lombok and parts of Bali. Ngurah Rai (Denpasar) and Lombok airports and the major tourist resorts in Bali and southern Lombok are operating as normal.
 

11.08.18  /  Extreme  /  Ecuador – FCO Updated Travel Advisory

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11.08.18 Ecuador FCO Updated Travel Advisory

Image result for FCO The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel within the 20km exclusion zone along the border with Colombia, except for the official border crossing town of Tulcan in Carchi province. The FCO advise against all but essential travel to: *the areas of Tarapoa and the Cuyabeno reserve outside the 20km zone in Sucumbios *the areas of El Angel Ecological Reserve inside the 20 km exclusion zone in the province of Carchi *all other areas of Esmeraldas province outside the 20km exclusion zone. The security situation in the province of Esmeraldas can change very quickly. If you’re undertaking essential travel in areas of the province beyond the 20km exclusion zone, you should pay close attention to warnings issued by the Ecuadorean authorities, be particularly cautious and vigilant, and monitor this travel advice regularly. Although Ecuador doesn’t have a history of terrorism, in 2018 there have been a number of bomb explosions and kidnappings in the northern province of Esmeraldas

11.08.18  /    /  New Zealand – Foreigners Face Ban On Buying Homes

11.08.18 New Zealand Foreigners Face Ban On Buying Homes

Foreigners face a ban on buying homes in New Zealand after a spending splurge by millionaires seeking doomsday bolt-holes crowded out local buyers and pushed up property prices. Home purchases by tycoons such as tech billionaire Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder, and Matt Lauer, the former NBC host who lost his job after allegations of sexual misconduct, have led the New Zealand government to crack down on the trend.
Buildings stand illuminated at dawn in Wellington, New Zealand.
Buildings stand illuminated at dawn in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Bloomberg

The country's allure for the mega-rich planning a safe space to ride out the apocalypse has become almost a cliché in recent years. Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder, told The New Yorker last year: "Saying you're buying a house in New Zealand is kind of a wink, wink, say no more".

But the country's centre-Left government, led by prime minister Jacinda Ardern, is blaming the apocalypse preppers for a major housing crisis, with rates of homelessness among the highest in the developed world. Ms Ardern's Labour Party is adamant that a law change banning foreigners from buying most types of homes in the country - due to pass through parliament next week - will help damp down property prices. It also plans to build 100,000 affordable properties in a decade, resolve New Zealand's zoning and infrastructure woes, and bolster its ailing construction industry.
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