AirAsia CEO airlines must reject fuel subsidies and be efficient

first_imgMr Fernandes noted that 80 per cent of AirAsia’s business came from the internet and that the company was now expanding into mobile platforms. He also believes that people are the key asset of any business and that their talents should be nurtured. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale “We can never let talent go waste,” Mr Fernandes said. AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes has told the Jeddar Economic Forum that airlines should reject the allure of fuel subsidies and governments should let airlines operate on their own merits. Lastly, Mr Fernandes highlighted the importance of using digital technology to build tourism businesses. Mr Fernandes said that governments propping up airlines with subsidies is a misallocation of resources and that the money would be better spent on health and education, Arab News reported.last_img read more

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Boeing hosts China President Xi Jinping

first_imgBoeing hosts China President Xi JinpingBoeing (NYSE: BA) today welcomed China President Xi Jinping to its widebody commercial airplane factory and announced several agreements that will broaden and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between Boeing and China.The agreements include orders and commitments for 300 Boeing narrowbody and widebody aircraft and expanded collaboration between Boeing and China’s commercial aviation industry.Together, Boeing and China committed to further advance development of China’s commercial aviation industry and meet strategic business objectives for Boeing in the world’s largest airplane market going forward.President Xi, accompanied by Boeing executives, viewed final assembly lines for the 787 Dreamliner, 777 and 747-8, as well as aircraft components made by Chinese aviation suppliers. The president also spoke with Boeing employees and the 787 chief pilot about their work on airplanes built for Chinese carriers.Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Boeing appreciated China’s continued trust and confidence. “Today’s visit by President Xi represents a new chapter in the valuable relationship between Boeing and China,” Muilenburg said. “Boeing is committed to further strengthening and deepening our partnership with China in mutually beneficial ways that will bring positive outcomes to Boeing and our Chinese partners.”“Boeing will continue to work closely with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in China to support the long-term growth of China’s aviation industry and jobs here in the United States,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. Learn more hereSource = Boeinglast_img read more

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first_imgThat’s not going to be the case in 2018.“I’m pretty excited about it. I remember how it well it worked when we went 13-3 when (center) A.Q. (Shipley) was back there running the fullback,” left tackle D.J. Humphries said. “So I’m pretty excited to see how it’s going to work for us as far as full-time.”Though Ramesh is an undrafted rookie out of out of Wisconsin, Coleman is entering his sixth season in the NFL. He joined the Cardinals after spending last season with the Falcons, which came on the heels of a four-year stint in Seattle.Last year, Atlanta had the No. 13 rushing attack in terms of total yards yet averaged 4.3 yards per carry, which tied for third-best in the league.By comparison, the Cardinals ranked 30th and 31st, respectively, in the same categories.Not to say Coleman is the answer to the Cardinals’ run game issues, but his addition certainly can’t hurt.Also, Johnson is healthy. He was not last season, a fact that can’t be ignored when looking at the rushing numbers from a year ago.Johnson’s ability to run with the football was one of the things Wilks singled out after Day 1 of OTAs.“Just his movement. His ability to be able to play with vision. Make the cut. Get vertical. Also, when you look to put him out in space, some of the things he does out there,” Wilks said. “Again, I think he is an every down back. That’s a major plus at this level. It’s great to see him out there working.” TEMPE, Ariz. – Standing at his locker following the first day of organized team activities, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson was asked how he felt about the team’s newest feature, one not seen in the previous five seasons: The fullback.“It’s nice to always have more blockers in the run game,” he said, smiling. “I’m excited.”And why wouldn’t Johnson be. The idea of having another body move would-be tacklers out of the way and help open up running lanes should make any running back happy. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “I think it’s always a plus when you got somebody to be able to take the brunt of the punishment or the blow first,” head coach Steve Wilks said. “I think (Johnson) is going to benefit.”Wilks’ predecessor, Bruce Arians, did not believe in the fullback position.When Arians was hired in 2013 one of the first personnel moves the Cardinals made was trading the one fullback on the roster, Anthony Sherman, to Kansas City for cornerback Javier Arenas.The fullback wasn’t seen again in Tempe until the recent signings of Derrick Coleman and Austin Ramesh.“I think it makes my job a little bit easier,” Johnson said. “Having those guys being able to pick up linebackers or d-ends or anybody on the defensive side makes my read a little bit easier.”Related LinksCardinals’ Markus Golden on his ACL rehab: ‘I’ll be out there soon’Cardinals hit the field for OTAs; David Johnson, Josh Rosen impressThe adjustment with a fullback sharing the backfield will be minimal, according to Johnson, who did run behind a fullback in college.“Last year, we didn’t have a designated fullback but our tight ends did the job,” he said. “This time we’ll have someone actually in there to block. It’s not going to change much.”To be fair, the Cardinals did line up with a fullback a handful of times under Arians, typically in goal line or short yardage situations. But that fullback usually was an extra offensive lineman. Of course, what Wilks and everyone else are seeing right now is players practicing in helmets and shorts. The pads won’t come until training camp, when a better representation of the Cardinals offense will be on display.Still, what Johnson has seen on the field so far has him excited.“Very excited. It’s a good offense. All the new guys are doing really well,” he said. “I love Sam (Bradford) at quarterback. He’s being a great quarterback, great leader. Already telling guys, everyone what they’re doing. Already teaching and coaching everyone. I’m very excited about this offense, for sure.“It’s going to be a good year I feel like.” Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 7 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson (31) runs during an organized team activity at the NFL football team’s training facility, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)last_img read more

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first_imgThe number of unique viewers for eSports events and games-related content will reach 858 million by 2022, equal to roughly a tenth of the world’s population, according to Juniper Research.The research firm estimates that viewers of competitive eSports tournaments and ‘let’s play’ content – such as tutorials and talk-throughs of games content – will climb from 630 million viewers in 2018.Juniper’s ‘eSports, Let’s Play & Watch Play’ report claims that growth in viewership will be driven by the popularity of Battle Royale titles, where dozens of players face-off in ‘last-man standing’ competitions.It also said that games titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite are attracting new audiences and opening up a “more diverse demographic” to eSports.Epic Games announced in March that it will provide US$100 million to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions in 2018-2019 – the game’s first year of competitive play.Juniper predicts that this prize pot will lead to substantial growth in ‘let’s play’ viewership of the game, expecting this to exceed 12 billion hours on YouTube alone.It also claims that prize pools will result in the greater integration of ‘loot boxes’ – purchasable in-game items – and content giveaways as a monetisation strategy for eSports tournaments.“Loot boxes play upon gamers’ desire to have the most prestigious and sought-after items, whether these be weapons or cosmetic goods,” said Juniper analyst and report author, Lauren Foye.“By offering these as time-limited content during popular events, tournament hosts will be able to drive substantial funding and interest from players.”last_img read more

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Pro on the Go

first_img Check out the iPhone App Store on a daily basis and it’s likely the most popular apps will have titles such as “Plants vs. Zombies.” iPhone apps for small-business people and field professionals are never going to win the app store popularity contest. But, niche business apps are of growing interest to app developers, and user searches for them will be rewarded with some powerful solutions designed specifically for the challenges of different professions.A case in point is Multi-Educator’s Formulator Series, a collection of more than two dozen apps targeted at professionals in the architecture, electrical, waste management, building, engineer, HVAC and real estate segments. The Architecture Pro Formulator, for example, provides iPhone access to more than 400 formulas that architects use daily as well as information from the International Building Code and Americans with Disabilities Act code. Architecture Pro is a $17.99 download, and Multi-Educator’s other apps for various building professions range from $3.99 to $17.99.”They’re great for anyone working in the field who has an iPhone or an iPod touch,” says Multi-Educator co-founder Marc Schulman. “We look at developing applications that can add value where people are out doing their jobs.”Having started with software for the original Macs back in the 1980s, Schulman is an old hand at developing for Apple devices. So it’s no surprise the company will adapt many of its apps to the iPad, too.In the coming months, Multi-Educator will be looking to provide electricians, architects and other pros with the ability to do price quotes and invoices directly from the iPhone/iPod app, Schulman says. “A lot of people may not realize these devices rival desktop computers with the power they provide,” he adds. “We want to help professional people take full advantage of that.” This story appears in the May 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Next Article –shares Pro on the Go April 15, 2010 2 min read Magazine Contributor 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List The Multi-Educator’s Formulator Series is a collection of apps aimed at professionals in the architecture, electrical, waste management, building, engineer, HVAC and real estate segments. Dan O’Shea Add to Queue Technology Apply Now »last_img read more

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Uber Could Bring You a Car Full of Puppies Next Week

first_img Assistant Editor, Contributed Content Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET with comments from Uber.Uber is going to the dogs. Or rather, it’s bringing the dogs to you.On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the ridesharing giant is hosting another one of its UberPuppies events, whereby customers can have drivers deliver puppies to their door for 15 minutes of playtime. The goal is to encourage shelter adoptions.The initiative — timed to celebrate Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl — will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in New York City, according to a memo sent this week by New York-based pet welfare organization Bideawee to its volunteers. The organization, which is providing puppies and volunteers to Uber, will receive a donation for every 15-minute visit booked along with a matching donation from Animal Planet.Related: Uber Has a Creative New Way to Distract Drunk PassengersThe cost to Uber customers is $30 per visit.Over the last few years, UberPuppies programs have taken place in U.S. cities such as Baltimore, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Seattle as well as internationally in Egypt, Taiwan and Canada. Uber also has an UberKittens initiative which began in 2013 on National Cat Day, October 29.The events have proven effective: More than 100 dogs were adopted from last year’s Puppy Bowl event, and more than 300 kittens were adopted in 40 cities on Kitten Day, according to Uber spokeswoman Sarah Maxwell.Customers can’t adopt puppies on the spot. The process of adoption is the same as usual for the shelters, meaning it can take some time.Puppies very busy cuddling near Koramangala 🙁 @Uber_BLR #uberPUPPIES— SchmeksaySammy (@SchmeksaySammy) December 28, 2015 For some customers, the experience can be heartbreaking. “One girl last year in L.A. literally cried when she had to let the dog go,” Maxwell recalls.Bidawee and Animal Planet did not respond to Entrepreneur’s request for comment.Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the date of the latest UberPuppies event. It will occur on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Related: Business Travelers Are Now Using Uber More Than Rental Cars  –shares January 28, 2016 Add to Queue Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Ubercenter_img 2 min read Carly Okyle Uber Could Bring You a Car Full of Puppies Next Week Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Next Article Register Now »last_img read more

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iFOLIO Honored with Global Excellence Award Best in Personalized Digital Marketing Solutions

first_imgDigital portfolios are effective marketing because they are personalized, private, and delivered 1-to-1.  iFOLIOs have images, videos, and animated charts and are shared via SMS, email, and any way you share a link.  The private portfolios generate open rates up to 75% from mobile share, and engagement up to 2 min 40+ seconds in a market where attention spans average 7 seconds.Marketing Technology News: Gartner Survey Shows Inside Sales Organizations Risk Losing 24% of Employees This YearThrough iFOLIO, companies can engage their customers and prospects more authentically, optimizing the relationship, and delivering a remarkable experience. iFOLIO platform enables sales or account management to deliver a portfolio directly to a customer via SMS or email and then follow-up from the sales dashboard. The iFOLIO Analytics enable more thoughtful, data-driven follow-ups and Reverse CRM™ automates outreach notes into the CRM system reducing reporting workloads.Growth is in the iFOLIO DNA. Using its own incredibly effective platform for sales and marketing, iFOLIO grew paid customers 1100% last year.Marketing Technology News: Airbnb Introduces New Search Capabilities for Business TripsToday iFOLIO powers over 3500 clients in 58 countries including the Atlanta Falcons NFL, Equifax, iD Tech and was honored with a 2019 MAX Marketing Innovation Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for introducing a new standard of digital engagement for enterprise professionals with a platform for private portfolio sites for customer introductions, presentations, and proposals.“We are so honored to accept this award and to serve our incredible clients as they transform their customer experience with personalized portfolios and SMS.  We believe relationships are central to business and the future of incredible presentations, stories, and customer experiences are private digital portfolios,” says Jean Marie Richardson, Founder and CEO of iFOLIO.Marketing Technology News: Adobe Survey Says That Voice and Screen Combined Are the Future In today’s digital world, buyers are more informed and have high expectations when they interact with a company.  It’s critical for enterprises to maximize that customer touchpoint with an experience that feels custom and differentiated.iFOLIO is recognized with the Global Excellence Award “Best in Personalized Digital Marketing Solutions – 2019” by AI Global Media for innovation, growth, and delivering results through an enterprise digital portfolio platform. iFOLIO Honored with Global Excellence Award, Best in Personalized Digital Marketing Solutions – 2019 by AI Global Media PRNewswire2 hours agoJuly 23, 2019 Deliver delightful Customer Experiences crmdigital marketing solutionsiFOLIOMAX MarketingNewsSales and marketing Previous ArticleMobify Report Delivers First Ecommerce Benchmarks for Progressive Web AppsNext ArticleIt’s Ok to Message Your Customers – but They’re Not Your Friendslast_img read more

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Study suggests singleperson gowning step to help optimize sterile technique in the

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 7 2019For surgeons getting ready to enter the operating room (OR), the chances of contamination may be lower if they put their gowns on by themselves – without the assistance of a surgical technician, according to an experimental study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.Contamination occurs in most two-person assisted gowning procedures, suggests the study by Kenton Panas, MD, and colleagues of The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. The researchers write, “We suggest a single-person gowning step to help optimize sterile technique in the OR.”.Surgeons Ask, ‘Are We Contaminated Before We Cut?’The researchers designed an experiment to assess possible breaches of sterility during the gowning step before surgery. The study simulated a two-person gowning procedure in which a surgical technician unfolds the gown and holds it open for the surgeon to slide his/her arms through.The potential for contamination was monitored by coating the surgical technician’s gown with a special resin that glows under ultraviolet light. If any of the glowing resin was detected on the surgeon’s gown after the procedure, it was considered a contamination event. Three orthopedic surgeons and three experienced technicians performed a total of 27 gowning procedures.The results showed evidence of cross-contamination in 67 percent of gowning procedures. All areas of contamination, as shown by glowing of the resin under ultraviolet light, were on the sleeves of the surgical gown.The surgeons and technicians were selected based on variations in height: in both groups, one participant was tall, one medium height, and one short. The surgeon’s height was a significant source of variation, with the tallest surgeon having the greatest amount of contamination of the gown of the sleeve.Related StoriesBariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefitSchwann cells capable of generating protective myelin over nerves finds researchAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyThe contamination rate was unaffected by technician’s height, nor by the surgeon’s experience. In fact, the least-experienced surgeon participating in the study had the lowest rate of gown contamination.Following sterile technique is critical for everyone working in the OR. “Any breach of sterile technique can lead to contamination, which ultimately may lead to infection,” the researchers write. This is especially important in orthopaedic surgery because of the frequent use of implantable materials. While several OR procedures have been studied to assess their impact on contamination rates, this is the first study to assess the process of putting on surgical gowns.Cross-contamination of the surgeon’s gown is a common occurrence during the standard two-person assisted gowning procedure, the new findings suggest. The risk of contamination appears greater when gowning taller surgeons – possibly because the longer sleeves are more likely to come into contact with the technician’s gown.While acknowledging their study’s small size, Dr. Panas and coauthors write, “this study identifies a common and overlooked pattern of sterile field contamination.” They suggest that a single-person gowning procedure – where the gown is handed to the surgeon, who then puts it on without assistance – can eliminate this source of contamination and help to optimize sterile technique in the OR.”Postoperative infections can be life changing in the critically ill and can lead to permanent disability, loss of limb, or worse,” Dr. Panas comments. “We hope our work gives surgeons of all specialties one more tool to accomplish our ultimate goal as healthcare providers, which is the optimization of patient care.” Source: read more

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Protein Clumps In ALS Neurons Provide Potential Target For New Therapies

first_imgALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects more than 20,000 Americans. Currently, there are no effective treatments for ALS, largely due to poor understanding of how the disease initiates and progresses at the molecular level. The disease is invariably fatal. Source:University of California – San DiegoJournal reference:Fang, M. et al. (2019) Small-Molecule Modulation of TDP-43 Recruitment to Stress Granules Prevents Persistent TDP-43 Accumulation in ALS/FTD. Neuron. While these findings still need to be tested in model organisms and there is more work to do before a potential therapy could one day be tested in patients, these compounds already expand our toolbox for unraveling the relationship between RNA-protein aggregations and neurological disease.”Mark Fang, PhD, Study First Author, UC San Diego Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 2 2019Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological condition that affects motor neurons — the nerve cells that control breathing and muscles. Under a microscope, researchers have noticed that the motor neurons of patients with ALS contain excessive aggregation of a protein called TDP-43. Since TDP-43 proteins stuck in these aggregates can’t perform their normal function, the scientists believe this build-up contributes to motor neuron degeneration, the hallmark of ALS.In a study publishing July 1, 2019 in Neuron, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered that prolonged cellular stress, such as exposure to toxins, triggers TDP-43 clumping in the cytoplasm of human motor neurons grown in a laboratory dish. Even after the stress is relieved, TDP-43 clumping persists in ALS motor neurons, but not in healthy neurons.The team then screened and identified chemical compounds (potential precursors to therapeutic drugs) that prevent this stress-induced, persistent TDP-43 accumulation. These compounds also increased the survival time of neurons with TDP-43 proteins containing an ALS-associated mutation.”These compounds could provide a starting point for new ALS therapeutics,” said senior author Gene Yeo, PhD, professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine and faculty member in the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.Yeo and team, including first author Mark Fang, PhD, who was a graduate student in Yeo’s lab at the time, generated motor neurons from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that had been converted from human skin cells. To mimic cellular aspects of ALS, they exposed these laboratory motor neurons to toxins such as puromycin, which stressed the cells and led to TDP-43 clumps.Related StoriesScientists discover hundreds of protein-pairs through coevolution studyNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerQuorn protein stimulates muscle building to a greater extent than milk proteinNormally, TDP-43 proteins help process molecules called messenger RNA, which serve as the genetic blueprints for making proteins. But when they clump outside the nucleus, TDP-43 proteins can’t perform their normal duty, and that can have a profound effect on many cellular functions.The researchers tested thousands of chemical compounds for their effects on RNA-protein aggregation. They were surprised to find compounds that not only reduced the overall amount of clumping by up to 75 percent, but also varied clump size and number per cell.Some of the compounds tested were molecules with extended planar aromatic moieties — arms that allow them to insert themselves in nucleic acids, such as DNA and RNA. TDP-43 must bind RNA in order to join ALS-associated clumps. Thus, according to Yeo, it makes sense that a compound that interacts with RNA would prevent TDP-43 from clumping.last_img read more

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Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

first_imgBoeing employees work on a 737 MAX jet at the company’s factory in Renton, Washington—the aviation giant has unveiled a fix to the software system of the jet, which has suffered two deadly crashes in recent months Embattled aviation giant Boeing pledged Wednesday to do all it can to prevent crashes like the two that killed nearly 350 people in recent months, as it unveiled a fix to the flight software of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft. Timeline of the history of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft since its certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration in 2017 US regulators under fire, Boeing launches charm offensive Boeing’s vice president of product strategy, Mike Sinnett, presented the flight software fix for the company’s embattled 737 MAX passenger jet Boeing gathered hundreds of pilots and reporters to unveil the changes to the MCAS stall prevention system, which has been implicated in the tragedies in Ethiopia and Indonesia, as part of a charm offensive to restore the company’s reputation.”We are going to do everything to make sure that accidents like this don’t happen again,” Mike Sinnett, Boeing’s vice president of product strategy, told reporters at a factory in Washington state.Meanwhile, across the country in the nation’s capital, the head of the US air safety agency faced harsh questions from senators over its relationship with and oversight of Boeing.Dan Elwell, the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration, defended his agency but acknowledged that as systems become more complex, the FAA’s “oversight approach needs to evolve.”Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other top officials were also on the hot seat on Capitol Hill.Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg was not called to the Senate hearing, but is expected to testify at a later date. Among the changes, the MCAS will no longer repeatedly make corrections when the pilot tries to regain control, and will be automatically disconnected in the event of disagreements between the two “angle of attack” (AOA) sensors, the company said. Explore further Citation: Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes (2019, March 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from Ahead of the tough questioning, the company launched a campaign to convince the flying public that it is addressing the issues with the 737 MAX, including a fix to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) implicated in the deadly crashes. At the company’s massive factory in Renton, Washington, Boeing unveiled the software changes and offered reassurances.Sinnett said it will take only about an hour to install the updates and they can begin as soon as regulators authorize the changes, which were developed “after months of testing and hundreds of hours.”Authorization pendingThe MCAS, which makes the aircraft dive in order to regain speed if it detects a stall or loss of airspeed, was developed specifically for the 737 MAX, which has a heavier engine than its predecessor, the 737 NG. This is a major change because until the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy earlier this month, the MCAS was set to react to information from a single sensor and would repeatedly override pilot corrections.The initial investigation into the Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October found that one of the AOA sensors failed but continued to transmit erroneous information to the MCAS.Boeing also will install a warning feature—at no cost —- called a “disagree light” to indicate to the pilot when the left and right AOA sensors are out of sync.The company also is revising pilot training, including for those already certified on the 737, to provide “enhanced understanding of the 737 MAX” flight system and crew procedures. Workers stand under the wing of a Boeing 737 MAX airplane at the company’s factory in Renton, Washington In his prepared testimony, he called on the agency to tighten oversight of companies that self-certify.But a Boeing official countered that wholesale changes were not needed, saying: “In general, the process has worked and continues to work, and we see no reason to overhaul the process.” The FAA—which delegates some certification procedures to Boeing, including for parts of the MAX—was “directly involved” in the safety review of the MCAS, Elwell said.”The certification process was detailed and thorough,” but “time yields more data,” he added.A Boeing official meanwhile said there was no need to revamp a regulatory process that has “continued to lead to safer and safer airplanes.”At a separate hearing, Chao said she was “concerned about any allegations of coziness with any company,” but noted that allowing Boeing to handle some of its own safety certifications was necessary because the FAA “can’t do it on their own.”She said she has ordered the Transportation Department’s inspector general, Calvin Scovel, to investigate the MAX certification, and Scovel in turn noted various concerns with FAA inspectors and procedures. US pilots complained after the Lion Air crash that they had not been fully briefed on the system.’Directly involved’In Washington, US aviation regulators faced questions about how certification for the MAX was handled.Lawmakers also want to know why officials did not immediately ground the aircraft after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff near Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 people onboard.The delay has given rise to suspicions of a too-cozy relationship between regulators and the American plane maker, especially since Chinese and European authorities moved quickly to ban the planes as soon as similarities with the Lion Air crash were raised. Southwest is one of the airlines that flies the now grounded 737 MAX aircraft Boeing 737 MAX deliveries and orders, per region and company © 2019 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Renegade White Dwarf Survived a Supernova Now Its Warping the Little Dipper

first_img 9 Strange Excuses for Why We Haven’t Met Aliens Yet The 12 Strangest Objects in the Universe 15 Amazing Images of Stars There’s a rebellious, half-dead star in the Little Dipper that’s hellbent on escaping our galaxy — and now, astronomers have an idea why. The star, a small white dwarf that’s moving incredibly fast toward the edge of the galaxy, may be one of just a handful of known white dwarfs that exploded in supernovas and lived to tell the tale, according to a study published June 21 in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Astronomical Society. The study authors said this unusual star, named LP 40−365, is a “partly burnt runaway remnant,” suggesting that a peculiar, weaker-than-average supernova rendered the star much smaller, faster and toastier than a typical white dwarf. Strange as it appears, this stellar oddity may not be alone; using data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia space telescope, the study authors also found three additional stars in other parts of the galaxy with properties and trajectories similar to LP 40-365’s. The researchers said these four oddball stars may represent a newfound type of fate for white dwarfs that run out of fuel and explode — a fate that leaves them charred, shrunken and streaking across the galaxy at incredible velocities, but still largely intact. These partly burnt dwarfs “form a distinct class of chemically peculiar runaway stars,” the study authors wrote, and the objects could shed their own weird form of light on the complex factors that cause stars to explode in the first place. A modest thermonuclear explosion When a large star exhausts all of its nuclear fuel, it may shed its outer layers of matter and shrink into a hot, shriveled husk called a white dwarf. Eventually, as gravity continues compacting that dying star core, the star may collapse, explode in a supernova, and leave behind an ultradense neutron star or black hole. The authors of the new study said stars like LP 40−365 represent a third possible fate for exploded dwarfs. To meet this fate, the white dwarf must explode in a peculiar, theoretical sort of explosion called a type Iax supernova. Essentially, previous studies have argued, these are smaller-than-average supernovas capable of ripping away some of a white dwarf’s matter while leaving its core largely intact. In addition to blowing away a bunch of the afflicted star’s mass, a type Iax supernova may kick that star out of its orbit — possibly sending the star flying so fast that it is no longer bound by the gravitational pull of its home galaxy. Stars like LP 40−365 will almost assuredly escape into intergalactic space in time, the authors wrote, and satellite images already show this happening. (Take a look at these two images of LP 40−365, taken in 1955 and 1995, to see how its escape is already warping the shape of the Little Dipper.) It’s not unusual for a renegade star to get punted across the universe after, say, its binary partner explodes or gets sucked into a black hole. But it’s quite another matter for an old star to collapse into a white dwarf, explode in a supernova and then keep on smoldering as an even-smaller white dwarf. Besides their impressive speed (they move at hundreds of miles per second), partly burnt remnants are also unusual for their size; they are much smaller than a typical white dwarf, having lost much of their mass in the supernova. They also retain clear traces of past supernovae in their atmospheres, which are rich in ash and heavy elements but lacking in light elements like hydrogen and helium, which may have burnt away. The researchers said they are optimistic that, by looking for these telltale features, the Gaia satellite could detect as many as 20 additional partly burnt stellar remnants before the instrument’s mission ends in 2022. That could provide enough evidence to prove that some stars have what it takes to survive a supernova explosion, even if the experience leaves them eager to find a new galactic home. Originally published on Live Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoBirch Gold GroupThis IRS Tax Law is Sweeping the U.S.Birch Gold GroupUndolast_img read more

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