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21 September 2015 16:27:46 WN.com - Europe News
It has almost become cliché at conferences for at least one speaker to make a business point by referencing Wayne Gretzky’s quote: I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Businesses can’t just work within the current environment. They also have ......
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16 September 2015 07:02:05 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi
It is not a secret that in the last 15 months, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) has attended SADC, COMESA and African Union (AU) summits (twice). APM has also spent luxurious nights at the legendary, upscale and historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, in Midtown Manhattan while attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the United States last year. I can bet he can’t resist the temptation of having another go on Waldorf Astoria when the world converges on New York for another UNGA this month. Larger than life entourages have accompanied APM on his foreign sojourns at the expense of the poor taxpayer and against the backdrop of a deteriorating economic order in Malawi, ranked the poorest country in the world by the World Bank. The entourages have included women members of his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who have accompanied him to as far as New York. They have danced for him before world cameras while clad in blue party regalia. The more things change, the more they remain the same, so goes an adage! In June, 2015, APM flew to Maputo to attend Mozambique’s National Day Celebrations. Two months later, in August, 2015, the President delegated Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. George Chaponda to fly to Gaborone, Botswana to attend the SADC Heads of State Summit, on his behalf. He claimed he will not afford to flying around when the Malawi economy is in bad shape owing to theft of public money at Capital Hill, popularly known as ‘cashgate’. Now wait a minute. Who does APM take Malawians for? Surely for fools, I suppose. When did our President know about ‘cashgate’ and that it had negatively impacted on the national economy because all along he has been flying around? In fact, the President has just returned from Dalian in China where he attended the World Economic Forum when the Malawi Kwacha continues to nose-dive against major world currencies. His delegation in China was huge. He had invited remnants of the civil society to accompany him, including the remaining voice of the voiceless such Mr. Fryson Chonzi, who this far appeared one of the strongest who would refuse to be bought at any cost. The President will in the next couple of days be on the plane, again, heading for New York for UNGA on a completely taxpayer-funded trip. My goodness! So, all talk about austerity measures and failure to travel to Botswana for the SADC summit is about playing double standards. APM is simply being pretentious and sending wrong signals to Malawians and Malawi’s cooperating partners to attract undeserved goodwill. The President doesn’t simply care about the serious economic malaise that has attacked the very livelihood of an ordinary Malawian. Today, an ordinary Malawian has to grapple with the disturbing effects of frequent electricity blackouts, water shortages, rising commodity prices, shortage of medical supplies at public medical facilities, drastic cuts in food rations at hospitals and the list is endless! One may ask, when APM talks about ‘cashgate’ having negatively affected the economy, which cashgate is he referring to? Is it the K24billion ‘cashgate’ of 2013 that the Joyce Banda administration investigated through Baker Tilly or the K577billion currently under investigation, that happened between 2009 and 2012 when his brother late Bingu wa Mutharika was President and he was Minister? Under APM’s watch, an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) senior official Isaa Njaunju was brutally murdered and very little seems to happen to bring the murderers to book. This has raised eyebrows of Western ambassadors that someone may deliberately be interfering with the process with a view to pervert the course of justice, the rule of law and good governance in Malawi. As this is not enough, robbers broke into the house of a German embassy staff to steal documents related to the K577 billion ‘cashgate’ audit. Memories are still fresh that in 2011, late President Bingu wa Mutharika did not attend UNGA following some worst economic challenges that time. What is going to take APM to accept that he has taken our country to the lowest level ever and that it is not time to bury his head in the sand? When is APM going to understand that as a leader, he needs to make sacrifices and he must appear to be suffering along with Malawians other than jumping from one Mapwevupwevu to another. APM must sit up and listen to experts on how best he can repair the economy. Instead of wasting time accusing his predecessors for the current economic mess, APM must go to work. Instead of attending UNGA and meeting provincial premiers in Dalian, China, APM will do Malawians a huge favour if he speeds up investigations into the death of the policeman who died at Goliati following DPP-orchestrated political violence. The police told us they had found the deceased mobile phone with an employee of Ndata Farm, which is clue enough. Malawians deserve to know why Mr. Njaunju of ACB was brutally killed; we must know who broke into the German’s residence in Lilongwe to steal the K577billion investigation documents. “Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little.” –Bill Clinton Feedback: email@example.com ; Twitter: @thomchiumia
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14 September 2015 07:11:53 The Asian Age
(Photo: AFP) American Airlines accidently sent the wrong plane across the ocean from Los Angeles to Hawaii, a company spokesman confirmed Washington : American Airlines accidently sent the wrong plane across the ocean from Los Angeles to Hawaii, a company spokesman confirmed on Sunday. In the August 31 incident, first reported by transportation blogger Brian Sumers, a plane that was not authorized to fly long distances over open water made the flight - albeit safely to Honolulu. American Airlines spokesman Casey Norton said they were still looking into how the mix-up happened. He emphasized that the plane that made the trip, an Airbus A321S, is the same plane as the one that was supposed to make it, an Airbus A321H, aside from having an "ETOPS" certification, which requires the plane to carry additional equipment. "It has the same engine, same fuel tanks, same range," Norton told AFP, but, he said, the A321H has extra medical oxygen - different than the oxygen masks that drop from the ceiling - in case of an in-flight medical emergency and an additional fire-suppression canister. Planes that are flying over water in an area where they will be more than an hour from a possible landing area are required to carry that precautionary equipment and the ETOPS authorization certifying they are on-board, he said. He said the Federal Aviation Administration was "immediately notified" of the incident when the company realized it had happened and that they have revised their software to "properly identify the correct aircraft are operating the correct routes." Norton said he was not aware of similar past incidents at American or other airlines.
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13 May 2015 12:11:34 Philippines News latest RSS headlines - Philippine Times.com
Sulu residents attend BBL consultation. People wait for the arrival of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at a gym in Patikul, Sulu where he will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic ...
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29 January 2015 18:56:31 WN.com - World News
JAKARTA // The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane when it crashed into the sea last month killing all 162 people on board, investigators said on Thursday. The announcement came as fishermen found two more bodies from the crash in waters off Sulawesi island in central Indonesia, around 1,000 kilometres from where the plane crashed. Flight QZ8501 went down in stormy weather on December 28 in the Java Sea during what was supposed...
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30 December 2014 13:56:04 WN.com - World News
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and took more than two days to find, despite a massive international search....
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30 December 2014 13:25:44 WN.com - Asia News
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and took more than two days to find, despite a massive international search. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour flight between Surabaya, Indonesia and Singapore after encountering storm clouds. On Tuesday, with crews in dozens of planes, helicopters and ships looking for the aircraft, searchers discovered what appeared to be a life jacket and an emergency exit door. Part of the plane's interior, including an oxygen tank, was brought to the nearest...
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30 December 2014 11:55:26 WN.com - World News
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) Six bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and was lost to searchers for more than two days. The bodies were found about 160 kilometers (100 miles) from land and 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the plane's last known...
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30 December 2014 11:25:19 WN.com - World News
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Six bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and was lost to searchers for more than two days. The bodies were found about 160 kilometers (100 miles) from land and 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the...
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