– Debris from the aircraft has been located in the Java Sea.
– Several bodies have also been spotted in this region, three of which they recovered.
– Searchers have seemingly located what appears to be the fuselage of the missing plane underwater and are actively trying to retrieve the little black boxes.
– Passenger’s family and friends are currently at a crisis center awaiting any updates about the recovery process.
Reports state that the plane began experiencing problems and asked permission to ascend which the control tower initially denied. Permission was later granted, and the plane redirected and began ascending and then disappeared. Unlike the passenger jets that have disappeared and still remain a mystery, at least it seems as if the families of Dr Rod Ronrich and those of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 will get closure and be allowed to put their family members to rest. Although, a very sad situation at least they are not left waiting, wondering, and not knowing.
More details will likely emerge throughout the day and hopefully with the recovery of the black boxes, more information will be obtained about how this tragedy occurred.
Airlines are now saying that’s illegal and their suing 22-year-old Aktarer Zaman who started up Skiplagged.com last year to help passengers find these flights and book them. The airline is seeking 75,000 dollars in lost revenue which Zaman feels was inevitable—but, since the site has done nothing illegal and Zaman hasn’t made a dime from the site it’s unclear exactly how much of a case the airlines have against the young entrepreneur.
It’s well-known that many hotel chains charge guests high fees to connect to the Internet. Yet, the American Hospitality & Lodging Association and Marriott International want to make more money by preventing all hotel guests at Qnet from accessing personal mobile services devices.
Google and Microsoft have now entered the fray to complain about the petition since they and others see this as nothing more than an attempt to force guests into paying for services they don’t need.
In fact, Marriott already has a consumer complaint against it for blocking guest Wi-Fi smartphone hotspots in March 2013 at an Opryland convention. The FCC has noted that hotel staff de-authenticated guest hotspots forcing guests to switch to the hotel’s paid service which cost between $250 and $1,000.
Hotel industry representatives claim that these actions are necessary to prevent interference with their networks and cyber attacks. But Google and Microsoft, like many critics, consider this to be an attempt by hotels to stop the loss of revenues from former customers. Travelers and convention attendees used to connect to hotel networks because of nationwide cellular signal loss, but new technologies provide better nationwide connectivity making it easier for guests to connect to mobile services from anywhere.
Wearing a hidden camera and mic on his shirt, police officers asked the drivers what they wanted for the holidays. Their microphone picked up their answers and the other officers in the area ran around and picked up exactly what they asked for, picked it up and drove it to the scene. They pulled over people who had minor traffic violations, the department said that they do not encourage this behavior but they wanted to show the people that they care.
A few weeks prior, Rob Bliss was approached about doing a video about good deeds when Bliss pitched his idea about working with the police officers to pull this off. And all the people had to do was sign a waiver to be able to be on YouTube. But that was a simple task. So, if you are getting pulled over this Christmas, maybe you are one the lucky few getting gifts from your local police.
On the other hand, if you are looking to set a more serious resolution, the following some Sam Tabar guidelines can help. An article LinkedIn suggests you find something you are passionate about following. It should be something that stirs a fire within you so you won’t give up on it so quickly.
Second, start small with your resolution. If the task is too big, it can be too overwhelming to work on. Instead, break it down into steps. For example, if your resolution is to write a book, the first step might be to take a class on writing.
Third, the resolution should be within your financial means and time constraints. If you need a lot of money and time to stick to your resolution, you probably will not be able to keep the resolution for the long term.
A recent editorial by Bill Alvarez poses thought provoking issues for people employed in Puerto Rico’s important tourism and hospitality sectors. He notes that the Obama Administration has pursued a policy of seeking closer relations with the government of Cuba. For over 50 years, U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations remained frosty (and sometimes very tense). What, if any, impacts the editorial wondered, will improving ties hold for the tourism industry in the nearby United States territory of Puerto Rico? These are all possible questions your next Skout date might ask, so stay informed!
Travel and hospitality contribute significantly to the Puerto Rican economy at the present time. San Juan serves as a major international hub for many tourists travelling between North America and Caribbean destinations.
However, nearby Cuba, afflicted by widespread poverty for many years, has also recently become a more popular tourist destination. In fact, reportedly in March, 2014, Cuba’s passenger arrival statistics actually surpassed those of Puerto Rico. The editorial raises the question of whether Cuba will soon compete more effectively with Puerto Rico in the Caribbean tourism and hospitality fields?
Mr. Alvarez notes that Cuba currently offers many goods and services at far lower prices than businesses can offer in Puerto Rico. However, Cuba’s aging infrastructure and lack of internet connectivity deter some tourists. Yet a thriving tourism sector in Cuba holds the potential to place Puerto Rico and Cuba in closer competition as international tourism destinations in the Caribbean.
What do you do when you live in a country where it is freezing cold in the winter and everything is covered with ice and snow? You use the ice as ‘working material’ and build something beautiful.
While this is a quite unconventional means to building, it is actually a very strong and aesthetically pleasing way to build a structure.
It’s been a tradition in Sweden for 25 years now to open the Icehotel, where the people can admire rooms carved in ice with the smallest detail carefully imitated.
This year’s Icehotel has been carved of 1,600 tonnes of ice. The village Jukkasjärvi hosted 42 artists from around the world. The main themes have been love and changing season. Some of the artists have succeeded to imitate traditional room decorating patterns at their place.
Adjacent to the Icehotel, they even have a bar with sofas. The mathematical precision of some works will make you wonder where the artists have been practicing so much, because their masterpieces do not look like hobby acts, but more like a well trained skill.
The captivating icy environment can only lead you to one thought: it is so great that the Scandinavian winters last long! Thus we can enjoy the ice shapes longer. People can book, says a spokesperson for Flavio Maluf, a Christmas break in the Icehotel, with the possibility to stay in the cold environment and then alternate it with a warmer place.