More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen has admitted it installed illegal software into 11 million 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines worldwide (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Friday, January 29, 2010

Asian Budget Airlines Ready To Cash in as Travel Soars

Jakarta Globe, January 28, 2010

Singapore. Asia’s budget airlines will prosper as the region’s economic recovery takes hold and its middle class grows, but rising fuel costs could hurt, the industry’s top executives said on Thursday.

Low-cost airlines fared better during last year’s global recession than their full-service competitors as individuals and companies looked to cut costs by scaling back expensive business-class travel.

Last week, full-service carrier Japan Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection after years of heavy losses while Singapore-based low-cost airline Tiger Airways raised $178 million at an IPO.

Budget carriers are now hoping regional economic growth can boost leisure travel in 2010.

“The size of the travel market in this region is going to explode as economies come back,” said Garry Kingshott, chief executive adviser for Manila-based Cebu Pacific Air.

The region’s growing population and high economic growth rates bode well for low-cost airlines as millions of Asians are lifted out of poverty and travel abroad for the first time, experts said.

“The creation of first-time middle class households in emerging markets is continuing,” said Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, an economist for MasterCard Worldwide in Singapore.

“If you look at the budget airlines, budget travel and so on, these are typical services that the newly-minted middle class use.”

Industry executives said higher fuel costs could cut into profits and undermine the cost advantages they have over full-service peers.

“I’m sure all of us have sleepless nights worrying about jet fuel prices, the one thing you don’t control,” said Sam Sridharan, chief commercial officer of India’s SpiceJet.

Crude oil prices have traded $10 either side of $75 a barrel in recent months after hitting $147 and crashing to $32 in 2008. Most economists say prices could rise this year and breach $100 again during the next two years, straining budget carriers, where fuel accounts for up to 40 percent of operating costs.

“We all know it’s going to keep heading up and that’s one of the big risks of this industry,” said Brett Godfrey, chief executive of Australia’s Virgin Blue.

To stay competitive, executives said low-cost carriers must use the latest technology to cut costs, become more efficient and satisfy customers.

Jetstar Airways, based in Australia, plans next month to start sending boarding passes by text message to reduce check-in times. “We have to constantly innovate to stay ahead,” said Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan.

Associated Press

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