More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal
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

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

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

QZ8501 (AirAsia)

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 28, 2011

Three killed in train collision

Antara News, Fri,January 28 2011


Banjar, WJava (ANTARA News) - Three people were killed in a collision between MutiaraSelatan and Kutojaya Selatan trains in Kota Banjar railway, West Java, early on Friday.

illustration (ANTARA/Oky Lukmansyah)
Mutiara Selatan which was on its way from Surabaya, East Java, to Bandung (West Java) collided with Kutojaya traveling from Bandung to Central Java, at 3 am Friday.

The dead victims squeezed in their seats were evacuated to Kota Banjar Public Hospital (RSUD).

"We have received three bodies. We heard that there was still another dead victim in the accident," Firman, the hospital`s morgue attendant said.

The dead were identified as Lina Rasmiati (20) of Bandung, Isti Nganah (23) of Purwarejo, Nani Agustin

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Volcano stops Jetstar flights to Bali, From: AAP January 27, 2011

THE travel plans of hundreds of Australians have been thrown into disarray after an Indonesian volcano erupted, spewing a large cloud of ash into the air.

An Indonesian volcano eruption has thrown the travel
plans of hundreds of Australians into disarray.
The eruption of the Tengger Caldera volcano, on Java, forced the cancellation of five Jetstar flights on Thursday night.

Flights were due to take off from Sydney and Darwin for Denpasar on the popular tourist island of Bali.

Three flights from Denpasar to Perth, Sydney and Darwin were also grounded by the budget airline.

A sixth Jetstar flight from Perth to Denpasar was diverted to Darwin and is due to return to Perth.

"Safety of our passengers and crew is Jetstar's number one priority and as a result the airline has cancelled tonight's flights between Australia and Denpasar (Bali)," a Jetstar statement said.

"The airline is closely monitoring the situation and will advise passengers should there be any further impact. No other services are affected at this stage."

It remains unclear if other airlines are affected.

Calls to Virgin Blue went unanswered on Thursday night.

Qantas does not fly to Denpasar.

A Garuda Indonesia flight from Sydney to Denpasar was listed as having departed at 12.20pm (AEDT) on Thursday.

The Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, part of the Bureau of Meteorology issued an advisory on Thursday saying Tengger Caldera had erupted, with ash extending 200 nautical miles northeast.

Thousands of Australians flying to and from Europe faced chaos last year because of volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Man falls to death at Soekarno-Hatta airport

The Jakarta Post, Tue, 01/25/2011

A man died after falling down the stairs in the waiting hall at Terminal 1C of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Tuesday morning, an airport officer said.

Randa Ibrahim, 27, who was sitting on the stairs, four meters from the ground, may have fallen asleep when the incident occurred at 3 a.m., Terminal 1 general manager Eduardus Rumyaan said Tuesday as quoted by

Randa’s head had hit the ceramic floor, causing severe wounds to his face and head, which led to his death, Eduardus said.

Ibrahim, a resident of Parakamuncang village in Bogor regency, had arrived at the airport at around 1 a.m. and was scheduled to fly to Manado, North Sulawesi, at 9 a.m. on a Batavia Air flight.

Air Force to get bird's-eye view of 'UFO' trails

INDONESIA -Indonesian Air Force chief Marshall Imam Sufaat on Monday instructed his staff to use a helicopter to take aerial photographs of crop circles discovered on Sunday in Krasakan hamlet, Sleman, with residents alleging them to be traces of a UFO.

"If we examine the photographs, we will possibility see if the patterns were in fact created with powers beyond human knowledge," Imam said as quoted by, on the sidelines of the Air Force commander meeting inYogyakarta.

Imam, however, declined to comment further on the geometric pattern.

The crop circles are in a paddy field and resemble a geometric artwork, while the other parts of the field remain untouched.

The patterns were first reported by a farmer, Tukiman, on Sunday at 6 a.m.

The pattern has already drawn hordes of locals and people from outside Yogyakarta, causing traffic jams in the vicinity.

- TheJakarta Post / Asia News Network

Monday, January 24, 2011

Indonesia Space Agency Pooh-Poohs Idea that Aliens Behind Crop Circle

Jakarta Globe, Candra Malik | January 24, 2011

Hundreds of curious visitors have flocked to a small rice field in central Java to witness
what could be Indonesia’s first documented crop circle, an occurrence attributed by some
to close encounters of the Alien kind.
(JG Photo/Boy T Harjanto)

Yogyakarta. Hundreds of curious visitors have flocked to a small rice field in central Java to witness what could be Indonesia’s first documented crop circle, an occurrence attributed by some to close encounters of the Alien kind.

(JG Photo/Boy T Harjanto)
Ngadiran, one of six farmers who owns the land in Slemen where the crop circle measuring 70 meters in diameter was found on Sunday afternoon, told the Jakarta Globe on Monday that he had not seen what had caused the distinctive pattern but others may have.

“According to several residents, they saw a tornado on Saturday evening. On Sunday afternoon, we saw the footprint in our fields,” Ngadiran said.

He would not say if he believed that an unidentified flying object (UFO) was behind the crop circle, which contains a number of symbols.

The farmers have fenced off the area to prevent their fields from being trampled by sightseers, while police have set up cordons.

Thomas Djamaluddin, the head of atmospheric sciences and chief of astronomy research at the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan), doubted, however, that the Slemen crop circles were an indication that humankind had been visited by aliens.

(JG Photo/Boy T Harjanto)
“We will not send investigators to the scene because we suspect the crop circle involves human invention, not natural phenomena, nor scientific phenomena associated with outer space creatures commonly referred to as aliens,” Thomas said.

Budi Waluyo, head of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geology Agency (BMKG) in Yogyakarta, said the agency had no records of a tornado in the special province or its surrounding areas on Saturday and Sunday.

He said even if a tornado did occur, it would leave a distinctive snaking trail, not a crop circle.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Push for Women-Friendly Transport in Jakarta

Jakarta Globe, Nurfika Osman, January 19, 2011

Indonesian women and school children board a women-only carriage of a commuter
train at a station during its launching ceremony in Depok, West Java, Indonesia.
An Indonesian train operator launched women-only carriages as a new service
following complaints about pinching, groping and unwanted advances.
(AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah)  

The government has announced plans to provide more transportation facilities geared toward women and children, aimed largely at tackling incidents of sexual harassment on board public transportation.

Under a three-year agreement, signed on Wednesday by the Ministry of Transportation and State Ministry for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, existing public transportation facilities and vehicles will be modified to curb harassment, allow women to breast-feed their babies and provide an all-round more comfortable commute.

Linda Gumelar, the minister for women’s empowerment, said the present state of the transportation sector gave rise to “a lot of gender issues.”

“We’re fully aware that there are many cases of sexual harassment against women and girls in overcrowded public transportation, as a result of the lack of facilities designed to create a more comfortable commute,” she said.

“We want more forms of transportation to be available in order to prevent sexual harassment as well as to create a more comfortable environment for all people who use public transportation.”

Among the measures to be taken under the agreement, bus terminals, train stations, air and sea ports will be required to provide nursery rooms where mothers can breast-feed their babies.

“Children have the right to be healthy and mothers have the right to get the support of the community on this matter,” Linda said.

She said stations would also have to provide more toilets for women. “Women have special needs and they usually bring their children,” she said. “We also want the steps on buses to have a lower, more ergonomic design that suits Indonesians better.”

Linda also called on the Transportation Ministry to set up a call center where the public could report stations for not providing gender-sensitive facilities.

Transportation Minister Freddy Numberi said he was ready to implement the plan.

“We realize our public transportation standards need to change because people are more aware of gender equality in every aspect of life,” he said. “We also realize that we need to make these changes in order to provide more comfortable transportation for all people, especially women, children and the disabled.”

Freddy said he was considering setting up a directorate dedicated to planning and designing gender-sensitive transportation facilities. “We’re going to fix our transportation system to support women and children,” he said.

In response to sexual harassment cases on board commuter trains, the country’s first women-only train cars were launched in August.

Fitted out with pink seats, the special cars are so far only available on the route running from Jakarta to the southern satellite city of Depok.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Garuda Indonesia IPO May Raise $1.1 Billion, Help Expand Fleet

Jakarta Globe, Widya Utami | January 12, 2011

PT Garuda Indonesia, the nation’s biggest carrier, and a shareholder may raise as much as $1.1 billion in the country’s largest initial public offering in more than two years. Shares will be sold at Rp 750 to Rp 1,100 each, Elisa Lumbantoruan, the airline’s acting finance director, told reporters in Jakarta today.

Garuda will use its sale proceeds to pay for new planes as it
 works to quadruple the size of its low-cost unit to take advantage
 of rising travel demand in Asia. (Bloomberg Photo)
The offering will comprise 9.36 billion shares, or a 37 percent stake, including new shares and existing stock being sold by PT Bank Mandiri, Garuda said in a statement published in Suara Pembaruan newspaper today.

“This IPO will help Garuda become more efficient in competing in the global market,” Hadiyanto, the airline’s president commissioner, said at the press briefing today.

Garuda will use its sale proceeds to pay for new planes as it works to quadruple the size of its low-cost unit to take advantage of rising travel demand in Asia.

The carrier last month concluded a debt-restructuring agreement to pave the way for the share sale, likely to be Indonesia’s largest since PT Adaro Energy raised 12.3 trillion rupiah ($1.4 billion) in 2008.

Garuda will spend $1.3 billion on capital expenditure over the next five years, of which about 80 percent will be for planes, Lumbantoruan said.

The airline has a fleet of 87 planes, which will climb to 153 planes, including the low-cost units, by the end of 2014, he said.

The low-cost unit’s fleet will rise to 25 planes from six, President Director Emirsyah Satar said today at the press conference. He didn’t give a timeframe.


Companies raised 30.6 trillion rupiah in IPOs in Indonesia last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

That was almost an eight-fold increase from a year earlier.

The benchmark stock index has risen 34 percent in the past year, outperforming a 9.3 percent gain for the MSCI Asia Pacific Index.

Garuda has hired PT Bahana Securities, PT Danareksa Sekuritas and PT Mandiri Sekuritas to oversee the share sale, Garuda said in the statement.

The public offering is scheduled for Feb. 2, 4 and 7 and trading will begin Feb. 11, it said.

Garuda in December signed final debt agreements with European export credit agencies including Compagnie Française d’Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur and Germany’s Euler Hermes, which were owed about $288 million in unpaid loans.

The accords extended maturities to mid-2016, with payments to be made in installments of between $45 million to $60 million a year, Satar said at the time. 


Indonesia's Mandala Airlines Suspends Flights Over Debt Problems

Jakarta Globe, January 12, 2011          

Indonesia's PT Mandala Airlines, a national budget carrier, will suspend flights from Wednesday as the company struggles with debt problems, President Director Diono Nurjadin told a news conference.

Budget carrier Mandala Airlines will be suspending flights
 starting on Wednesday, it announced. (JG Photo /
Jurnasyanto Sukarno)   
"We think this is the best step to guard the future prospects of Mandala," he said.

"Starting tomorrow we will stop operations temporarily to be able to focus on restructuring the company."

He said the company had asked the commercial court to delay debt recovery action against the airline, also saying that Mandala had received interest from buyers for a stake.

On its Web site,, the following message was posted: “Mandala Airlines will cease all operations from Thu 13 Jan 2011 to initiate a business restructuring. No flights will operate from 06:00 (local time) and you are advised to make alternative travel arrangements on another airline.

“Please contact our service center or email us at (EMAIL ADDRESS) with your reservation number so we can initiate the the refund process.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you as a result of this action. We are trying our best to address the situation and ask for your understanding and support. The Mandala Team.”

Reuters, JG

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole impacts Tampa airport

The Tampa Tribune, January 5, 2011

TAMPA - Scientists say the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia and the fallout has reached -- of all places -- Tampa International Airport.

Magnetic north pole is moving toward
The airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to repaint the numeric designators at each end and change taxiway signage to account for the shift in location of the Earth's magnetic north.

The closure of the west parallel runway will result in more activity on the east parallel runway and more noise for residential areas of south Tampa.

The busiest runway will be re-designated 19R/1L on aviation charts. It's been 18R/36L, indicating its alignment along the 180-degree approach from the north and the 360-degree approach from the south.

Later this month, the airport's east parallel runway and the seldom used east-west runway will be closed to change signage to their new designations.

The Federal Aviation Administration required the runway designation change to account for what a National Geographic News report described as a gradual shift of the Earth's magnetic pole at nearly 40 miles a year toward Russia because of magnetic changes in the core of the planet.

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“2011 and Beyond” - What you are seeing, and why - Jan 16, 2010 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Text version)

“… (2) The second thing the melting ice caps give you is about ecology. I'll give you this prediction in a moment. There is a Human 3D paradigm that says everything gets "used" and then goes away. But nature doesn't work that way, and our prediction is going to go against everything you have been told. I'm going to give you a parable and the prediction in a moment, but before that, I'm going to give you the explanation of the birds and the fish.

In the last few weeks, fish have been washing up dead in certain lakes by the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Birds have been falling from the sky. I'm going to make a statement way in advance of what science is going to tell you. All of it can be traced to the water cycle - all of it. It's always about the weather, a cycle of weather you've not seen before. Do you remember a few years ago when whales were beaching themselves? Did you notice that this attribute stopped? But while they were beaching themselves every year, many Human Beings were in fear, saying, "It's the end of the world. They're committing suicide."

The whales beached themselves because the magnetics of the earth shifted so greatly that their navigational system [the magnetite in their biology, which is their migration compass] steered them right into the land. The land didn't move; the magnetics did. Therefore, you might say their internal inherited migration map was flawed. The reason it's not happening now is because the calves, the generation beyond the one that beached themselves, figured it out and rewrote the maps. Nature [Gaia] does this. So the next generation didn't repeat it. Instead, it realigned itself to the migratory lay lines and now whales don't beach themselves nearly as often.

The magnetics of the planet continue to shift and the birds are unaware. Like the whales, many of the birds have migrated themselves right into a high place in the atmosphere, which pummeled them to death by freezing rain and hail. Then they fall from the sky. It's the weather cycle. Will they continue to do this? Some will, for awhile, and then they will figure it out and recalibrate. That's what nature does.

You might say, "Well, nature's way is severe." It is not severe. It is a positive learning system that allows generations of birds to be around next time. The few deaths allow for the many to continue their life cycle and their lineage on the earth.

I want you to analyze the fish that have washed up. Let science reveal this as well. I want you to analyze the fish. They have something in common. They're all juveniles. And why is that? What do you know about the water cycle? What do you know about cold water and the life cycle of certain fish and their habits of reproduction? I will tell you the layers of water are changing in temperature and that is going to change the life cycle of the oceans and lakes. The juvenile fish are the most susceptible to death by becoming too cold, especially the ones of the kind that washed up dead. By the tens of thousands, the cold killed them. It is the water cycle. Will it continue? For awhile, until they acclimate, until they recalibrate for the cold - and they will. Nature does that.  ….“

“… The Physics of It: A Review

Now for some physics, and I'll call it spiritual physics so it's not too complicated. In 1993, we gave you a book called The End Times. In this book, we made some statements. We talked about the magnetic grid of the earth, and we told you that it had to be there for Human life to exist - and it does. At the time, science didn't agree, but now many are seeing it. We went on to give you the esoterics of it, what my partner calls the woo-woo part. Your DNA, a multidimensional molecule, has within it everything that the Universe knows. It carries your Akashic Record, all of your lifetimes, all of your spiritual purpose, your spiritual being and your karma. Everything is in your DNA. This will never be proven, since it's a spiritual attribute. The DNA creates a field and it's called the Merkabah (a Hebrew word).

We also told you that the magnetic grid of the earth, a multidimensional energy, transfers certain things to your DNA on a day-by-day basis. The grid then becomes a major energy transfer system. That should have connected the dots for some of those who were paying attention - for if the grid changes, dear ones, you do, too. I told you the grid would change more in 10 years than it had in 100, and it did. You can measure your magnetic grid's movement with a compass. Between 1993 and 2002, it moved greatly, more than in any other time in modern Human history. We said this would be, and so it was. Our grid group left in 2002, as we told you we would.

Again, those paying attention should have known something was happening. I also told you within those initial transmissions back then that you would have no Armageddon, and you did not. Also, that there would be no World War III, and there wasn't. In the face of all the prophecy that told you differently, we told you there was a potential for Human Beings to pass the marker, survive, and start a new energy on the planet. We told you this would be the start of peace on Earth, and this is where you sit today. All of those years ago, we told you about the potential of where you sit today, listening to this message, and asking what might be next. So I'll label the channel right now: The Energy of the Future.

The Energy of the Future

Last week, I gave you a channelling of what to expect within the next three years. The message tonight will talk to you about the energies that are going to be manifested beyond that and some of the changes to expect and why they are taking place. You may want to listen to this channel a number of times to put it together, for there are reviews and new information.

So before we begin, what have we established?

Number One: Locked into the Human body via your DNA is brilliance and mastery, working at approximately 34 percent.

Number Two: The magnetic grid of the planet postures everything to do with your DNA. It also has much to do with what you call Human nature, what you want and what you've created. It seems static, never changing, and has been seen as "the way it is". However, we will call it the temporary lock on DNA. You see, when your Human consciousness and spiritual maturity starts to move in the next years, your DNA will start to change. This has nothing to do with chemistry, but everything to do with energy stored within it, and rewriting the data. New energies will unlock certain parts that have been locked, some of them being the very parts that I've just told you about at the beginning of this channelling - the things that are puzzling regarding healing and the Akash.  …”

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

U.S. reaffirms maintenance for Indonesian F-16 fleet 2011-01-05 00

JAKARTA, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) - The United State has reaffirmed its pledge in securing the service and maintenance works on F-16 fighter jet planes operated by Indonesian air forces, an Indonesian official said here on Tuesday.

Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting between Indonesia Air Forces Chief Marshall Imam Sufaat and former commander of U.S. fleet in Asia Pacific region Gen. (ret.) William J. Beggert, Indonesian Air Forces Spokesman Rear Marshall Bambang Samoedro conveyed that U.S. service and maintenance works on Indonesia's F- 16 planes have been resuming well after the U.S. embargo on such services was lifted in November 2005.

"They have been helping us in monitoring and checking the parts of our F-16 fleet in the last three years," Bambang said.

William J. Beggert now is the vice president of Business Development and Aftermarket Sales and Services at Pratt & Whitney.

Bambang said that teams from U.S. jet engine firm Pratt & Whitney came to Indonesia twice a year, checking the airworthiness of those planes.

"The service and maintenance works were conducted exactly the same like it was before the embargo was imposed," Bambang added.

Indonesia now operates 10 F-16 Fighting Falcon produced by U.S. firm General Dynamics. Those planes are stationed in Air Force's third air base located in Madiun, east Java, the Antara news service reported.

The embargo on Indonesia's fighter jet planes were imposed in late 1990s following an allegation of rights abuses committed by Indonesian forces during the referendum in former Indonesian province East Timor.

Editor: Mu Xuequan

Sunday, January 2, 2011

China Eastern Airlines to buy 50 Airbus planes

People Daily Online, December 31, 2010     

China Eastern Airlines, one of the country's three flagship flights, said on Thursday it will purchase as many as 50 Airbus A320 planes at a cost of $3.2 billion to meet the rising demand of Chinese travelers.

A320-232 "China Eastern" (By Daryl Chapman)
The airliners said in a statement that the aircrafts would be delivered from 2012 to 2015 and are expected to expand Eastern Airlines' fleet capacity by 11.3 percent. "Significant price concessions" are given by the France-based Airbus consortium, the statement said.

The burgeoning aviation market of an increasing affluent China is expected to offer more opportunities for global airplane manufacturers including Airbus and Boeing companies.

Just last week, Shandong Airlines said it would buy 15 Boeing 737-800s at a cost of $1.2 billion. In November, Air China, the country's biggest airlines, said it was to buy 20 passenger planes from Airbus in a deal worth $4.4 billion, including A330s and A350s. Also in November, China Southern Airlines said it agreed to buy 36 planes from Airbus at a price tag of $3.7 billion.

Chinese airlines will need 4,330 new jets valued at $480 billion over the next two decades, compared with global demand of 30,900 units during the period, said Boeing in an earlier estimate.

But the head of China's civil aviation administration offered a more bullish forecast last month, saying the country would have up to 5,000 aircraft to transport passengers and cargo by 2015.

By People's Daily Online