Sunday, April 20, 2014

 

TORAH PORTION FROM SUN APR 20-26,14

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.

TORAH PORTION FROM SUN APR 20-26,14
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2011/04/parshah-kedoshim-leviticus-191-2027.html

 

JESUS RESURRECTION SO WE CAN LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER AND BE SAVED


JESUS RESURRECTION SO WE CAN LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER AND BE SAVED
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2008/03/jesus-resurrection-matthews-account.html

JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN-NO OTHER.NO COMPROMISE 

SHROUD ENCOUNTER
http://shroudencounter.com/picturegallery.php

THE SHROUD OF TURIN ON HAGMANN AND HAGMANN-RUSS BREAULT
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cfp-radio/2014/04/19/shroud-of-turin-with-russ-breault 


THIS IS THE FACE ON JESUS THAT PRAYED AT THE FOOT OF MY BED WHEN I WAS 6.I BELIEVE THE SHROUD IS JESUS.LITERAL PROOF AGAIN TO ME OUR KING LIVES.-vatican insider
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Brave German Woman’ Rebukes Islam’s Lie

SPEYER, Germany — Islam continues to grow in power and influence across Europe. But at a recent concert in Germany, one Christian woman decided to stand up to it.“The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins was supposed to be an interfaith event to bring Christianity and Islam together.But when the Muslim imam began his call to prayer during the concert, he was interrupted by a small woman in the balcony proclaiming that “Jesus Christ alone is Lord of Germany,” and shouting, “I break this curse.”She also invoked the name of Martin Luther and warned the audience that what was happening was “a lie.”

GERMAN HEIDI MUND PROCLAIMES JESUS IS LORD NOT ALLAH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar1wjSpk_Ks

JACK VAN IMPE-Is Obama a Christian-What is Christianity Today
http://www.thegospel.com/clients/jvim-jack-van-impe-ministries/mediaplayer.asp?ID=377&vID=146

JAN MARKELL Radical Islam And Christianity-Infiltration
http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/understanding-the-times/listen/

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.

The Western Wall were Jews Pray to King Jesus ISRAELS And Our Christian Messiah.-u.cs.blu..ac.il
A possible look at What Jesus 4TH Temple will look like when he Rules from Jerusalem forever-25 miles from the current Jerusalem I believe. holylandexperience.com
The Sun coming up over Jerusalem.But Very Shortly the True Light and MESSIAH KING JESUS THE GOD OF THE WHOLE EARTH Will be Ruling from Jerusalem Forever.-keepjerusalem.org
Sitting-Watching and reading AS PROPHECY COMES LITERALLY TO PASS LIKE GODS WORD TOLD US IT WOULD.-wmscoq.org

IF YOUR NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.CALL ON HIM TODAY-TO SAVE YOU.SO YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER ON EARTH WITH JESUS OUR AND ISRAELS AND THE WORLDS ONLY MESSIAH AND GOD AND KING.COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION-NO OTHER. 

JESUS RETURNS TO EARTH BODILY TO RULE AND REIGN FROM DAVIDS THRONE FOREVER AND WE COME BACK WITH HIM ON WHITE HORSES.

ACTS 1:10-11
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

ZECHARIAH 14:4
4 And his (JESUS) feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

MATTHEW 24:27-30
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.(WW3 BIGTIME DEATH)
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29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
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REVELATION 19:11-16
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse;(JESUS RETURNS TO EARTH LITERALLY) and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
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12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies (CHRISTIANS RAPTURED 7 YEARS EARLIER) which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
    And Yes the 12 tribes will be ruling with Jesus from the 4th Temple to. en.wikipedia.org

ISAIAH 9:6-7
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:(JESUS 1ST COMING) and the government shall be upon his shoulder:(JESUS 2ND COMING AS RULING KING FROM JERUSALEM FOREVER AT THE END OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION) and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
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7 Of the increase of his (JESUS) government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David,( IN JERUSALEM) and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

JUDE 14-16
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
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15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.(KING JESUS-GOD)
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

 

DAY 44 MH370 - MISSING PLANE - THE SEARCH GOES UNDER WATER WITH BLUEFIN-21

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.

OTHER MH370 STORIES I DONE
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-43-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-42-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-41-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-40-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-39-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html 
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-38-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-37-mh370-missing-plane-narrowing.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-36-mh370-missing-plane-narrowing.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-35-mh370-missing-plane-narrowing.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-34-mh370-missing-plane-narrowing.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-33-mh370-missing-plane-what.html
LINKS FROM DAYS 1 TO 32 ABOUT MH370-777-200ER SEARCH
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-32-mh370-missing-plane-they-may.html 

THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 12:03PM SUN APR 20,2014

JESUS' RESURRECTION AND THE MH370-777-200ER HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON.THEY WENT MISSING.IT DEFINATELY WAS NO ACCIDENT NOW THAT THIS PLANE WENT MISSING JUST BEFORE JESUS' BODY GOES MISSING-OR SO MARY AND THE DISCIPLES THINK SO.

REALLY JESUS ON THE 3RD DAY WAS RAPTURED TO HEAVEN WITH HIS NEW BODY.HIS RESSURECTED BODY IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE WAS CHANGED FROM FLESH TO A NEVER DYING BODY.THIS PLANES DISSAPPEARENCE HAPPENED ON MARCH 7TH IN CANADA-MARCH 8TH IN KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA.3 REPRESENTING THE TRINITY AND 7 REPRESENTING COMPLETION IN THE BIBLE. AND 8 IN THE BIBLE IS JESUS NUMER.SO WE SEE IN THIS INDONESIA KIDNAPPING OF MH370 THAT THE TRINITY AND JESUS ARE IN CONTROL OF THE COMPLETION OF THIS MYSTERY.AND OUR RISEN SAVIOUR TODAY 2,000 YEARS AGO I PRAY WILL SOLVE THIS INDONESIAN KIDNAPPING.AND BRING THE INNOCENT CITIZENS BACK TO THEIR LOVED ONES.AND I PRAY THIS IN OUR RISEN SAVIOUR KING JESUS' NAME-AMEN AND AMEN-IT IS DONE.THANK YOU FATHER-SON AND HOLY SPIRIT (ONE GOD-3 OFFICES) FOR ANSWERING THIS PRAYER.


Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email
By FRAZIER MOORE - APR 19,14-YahooNews
NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. She said she began by emailing Sarah Bajc, an American whose boyfriend, Philip Wood, was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and who has made frequent TV appearances since the plane's March 8 disappearance.Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said Tipton's "conduct and communications" violated company policy. Citing privacy concerns, he declined to discuss particulars, but he said, "As soon as we became aware, we took appropriate steps." He confirmed that Tipton has left the company.Tipton was with Fox for a quarter-century before her April 9 dismissal. She said she plans to continue with her initiative, soliciting contributions through the crowdfunding website GoFundMe."We want to raise money for families, to give them immediate relief," Tipton said during a phone interview from her Los Angeles home. "Otherwise, they could be in court for years."A condition of accepting the money she hopes to raise: Recipients must waive the right to seek legal remedy."If they're getting money through contributions," she said, "it isn't right for them to seek money through legal channels, too."But she plans to sue Fox for wrongful termination, said her husband, Ken Tipton, a writer and producer.He said the idea for the fundraising effort stemmed from his Los Angeles hospital stay last month, shortly after the plane disappeared. He said that while he was under medication he had hallucinations of being with the plane's passengers and the power of his visions spurred him and his wife to try to help."She wanted to do it because it could be done," he said. "So why not try?"The investigation into what happened to Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, continued Saturday with searches of a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed.Tipton's firing was first reported by Christine Negroni in her blog Flying Lessons.

The Reason We Can’t Find MH 370 Is Because We’re Basically Blind
Charlie Campbell @charliecamp6ell -April 18, 2014-TIME


We can see countless millions of miles into the blackness of space, but a 3-mile depth in the ocean is testing the very limits of our technology because most of it just doesn’t work underwaterMen have played golf on the moon. Images transmitted from the surface of Mars have become utterly commonplace. The Hubble Space Telescope can see 10 billion to 15 billion light-years into the universe.But a mere three miles under the sea? That’s a true twilight zone.As the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 demonstrates, at that depth — minuscule compared with the vastness of space — everything is a virtual unknown. A high-tech unmanned underwater submarine, Bluefin-21, has been dispatched four times to look for wreckage from the jet, but the crushing water pressure and impenetrability of this void mean that only its most recent pair of missions were completed. Scrutinizing dust and rock particles on the Red Planet, tens of millions of miles away, is a breeze. Understanding what’s on the seafloor of our own planet is not.About 95% of deep ocean floor remains unmapped, but that’s almost certainly where the most sought after aircraft in history is going to be found. “Our knowledge of the detailed ocean floor is very, very sparse,” Erik van Sebille, an oceanographer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, tells TIME.The reason for our ignorance is simple. Virtually all modern communications technology — be it light, radio, X-rays, wi-fi — is a form of electromagnetic radiation, which seawater just loves to suck up. “The only thing that does travel [underwater] is sound,” says van Sebille, “and that’s why we have to use sonar.”Sound is formed by mechanical waves and so can penetrate denser mediums like liquids: but at a 3-mile (5 km) depth, even sonar starts to have problems establishing basic parameters. The waters in which the search for MH 370 is happening, for example, were thought to be between 13,800 and 14,400 ft. (4,200 and 4,400 m) deep, because that’s what it said on the charts that had been drawn up over time by passing ships with sonar capabilities. It turns out those seas are at least 14,800 ft. (4,500 m) deep. We only know that now because that’s the depth at which Bluefin-21 will automatically resurface — as it did on its maiden foray — when onboard sensors tell it that it’s way, way out of its operating depth. The problems with Bluefin-21, van Sebille says, show us that “even our best maps are really not good here.”The other issue affecting visibility is the sheer volume of junk in the ocean. About 5.25 trillion particles of plastic trash presently billow around the planet, say experts, weighing half a million tons. There are five huge garbage patches in the world’s seas, where the swirling of currents makes the mostly plastic debris accumulate. The largest of these is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a gyre measuring an estimated 270,000 to 5.8 million sq. mi. (700,000 to 15 million sq km). This refuse gets ingested by plankton, fish, birds and larger marine mammals, imperiling our entire ecosystem.Flotsam debris has already impeded the hunt for MH 370. Hundreds of suspicious items spotted by satellite have sent aircraft and ships on hugely costly detours to investigate what turned out to be trash. (On Friday an air-and-surface search continued, with 12 aircraft and 11 ships scouring an area of some 20,000 sq. mi. [52,000 sq km] about 1,200 miles [2,000 km] northwest of Perth.) Officials are saying that such efforts are becoming futile.For all we know, Bluefin-21 could also be confused by the sheer volume of garbage down there. According to a study by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute published last June, based on 8,000 hours of underwater video, an unbelievable quantity of waste is strewn across the ocean floor. A third of the debris is thought to be plastic — bags, bottles, pellets, crates — but there is a vast amount of metal trash as well, including many of the 10,000 shipping containers estimated to be lost each year. “I was surprised that we saw so much trash in deeper water,” said Kyra Schlining, lead author on the study. “We don’t usually think of our daily activities as affecting life two miles deep in the ocean.”That’s because we can’t see it. It’s tempting to say that MH 370 might as well have vanished into space — only if it had, we’d have found it by now.

 

 

HOLY FIRE CERIMONY DRAWS THOUSANDS TO JERUSALEM

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.

Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"-By NICOLE WINFIELD -APR 19,14-YahooNews

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.The vigil is among the Vatican's most solemn services. Francis entered the darkened basilica with a lone candle, which he then shared with others to slowly illuminate the church. The symbolic service commemorates the darkness of the faithful over the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and their joy and light at his resurrection on Easter Sunday.Francis urged the priests, bishops, cardinals and ordinary Catholics gathered for the late night service to remember when they first found their faith. "Do I remember it? Have I forgotten it? Look for it. You'll find it. The Lord is waiting."Trying to remember isn't an act of nostalgia but rather a way to bring the "fire" of faith "to all people, to the very ends of the Earth," he said.After his homily, Francis proceeded to baptize each of the 10, starting with Italian brothers Giorgio and Jacopo Capezzuoli, aged 8 and 10. "Do you want to be baptized?" he asked each one as he smiled.He asked the same of the adult converts, who hailed from Vietnam, Belarus, Senegal, Lebanon, Italy and France.It was the second late night for Francis after the long Good Friday Way of the Cross procession at Rome's Colosseum. Francis, 77, will get a few hours of rest before celebrating Easter Sunday Mass in the flower-strewn St. Peter's Square.He then has a week to prepare for the other major celebration of this year's Easter season: the April 27 canonizations of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend.___Follow Nicole Winfield at www.twitter.com/nwinfield

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem
By IAN DEITCH -APR 19,14-YahooNews


JERUSALEM (AP) — The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected at the site where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher now stands in the Old City of Jerusalem. While the source of the holy fire is a closely guarded secret, believers say the flame appears spontaneously from his tomb on the day before Easter to show Jesus has not forgotten his followers.The ritual dates back at least 1,200 years.Thousands of Christians waited outside the church for it to open Saturday morning. Custody of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is shared by a number of denominations that jealously guard their responsibilities under a fragile network of agreements hammered out over the last millennia. In accordance with tradition, the church's doors were unlocked by a member of a Muslim family, who for centuries has been the keeper of the ancient key that is passed on within the family from generation to generation.Once inside, clergymen from the various Orthodox denominations in robes and hoods jostled for space with local worshippers and pilgrims from around the world.Top Orthodox clergymen descended into the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb as worshippers eagerly waited in the dim church clutching bundles of unlit candles and torches.After a while, candles emerged lit with "holy fire" — said to have been lit by a miracle as a message to the faithful from heaven.Bells rang as worshippers rushed to use the flames to ignite their own candles.In mere seconds, the bursts of light spread throughout the cavernous church as flames jumped from one candle to another. Clouds of smoke wafted through the crammed hall as flashes from cameras and mobile phones documented what is for many, the spiritual event of a lifetime.Some held light from the "holy fire" to their faces to bask in the glow while others dripped wax on their bodies.Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said tens of thousands of worshippers participated in the ceremony.Many couldn't fit inside the church and the narrow winding streets of the Old City were lined with pilgrims.The "holy fire" was passed among worshippers outside the Church and then taken to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, where tradition holds Jesus was born, and from there to other Christian communities in Israel and the West Bank.Later it is taken aboard special flights to Athens and other cities, linking many of the 200 million Orthodox worldwide.

10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers
By FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM - APR 19,14-YahooNews


MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather.More than 300 people are missing or dead, and the captain of the ferry has been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.Late Saturday, divers broke a window in the submerged ferry and initially retrieved three bodies, said Kim Kwang-hyun, a coast guard official. These apparently were the first bodies recovered from inside the ferry since it sank Wednesday. Later Sunday, government officials announced that 10 more bodies had been found inside the ferry, bringing the confirmed toll to 46. Officials said 256 people were missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip.Details about how divers managed to enter the ship and where exactly the bodies were found or their identities weren't clear.Hundreds of civilian, government and military divers were involved in the search.The ferry's captain, Lee Joon-seok, 68, was arrested along with one of the Sewol's three helmsmen and the 25-year-old third mate, prosecutors said."I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the victims," Lee told reporters Saturday morning as he left the Mokpo Branch of Gwangju District Court to be jailed. But he defended his much-criticized decision to wait about 30 minutes before ordering an evacuation."At the time, the current was very strong, the temperature of the ocean water was cold, and I thought that if people left the ferry without (proper) judgment, if they were not wearing a life jacket, and even if they were, they would drift away and face many other difficulties," Lee said. "The rescue boats had not arrived yet, nor were there any civilian fishing ships or other boats nearby at that time."The Sewol had left the northwestern port of Incheon on Tuesday with 476 passengers on an overnight journey to the holiday island of Jeju in the south, including 323 students from Danwon High School in Ansan. It capsized within hours of the crew making a distress call to the shore a little before 9 a.m. Wednesday. Most of the missing passengers are believed to be trapped inside the 6,852-ton vessel.With the chances of survival increasingly slim, it is shaping up to be one of South Korea's worst disasters. The loss is more keenly felt because of so many young people, aged 16 or 17, on board. The country's last major ferry disaster was in 1993, when 292 people were killed.By the time the evacuation order was issued, the ship was listing at too steep an angle for many people to escape the tight hallways and stairs inside. Several survivors told The Associated Press that they never heard any evacuation order.Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin told reporters that the third mate was steering the ship Wednesday morning as it passed through an area with lots of islands clustered close together and fast currents. According to investigators, the accident came at a point where the ship had to make a turn. Prosecutor Park Jae-eok said investigators were looking at whether the third mate ordered a turn so sharp that it caused the vessel to list.Yang said the third mate has six months of experience, and hadn't steered in the area before because another mate usually handles those duties. She took the wheel this time because heavy fog caused a departure delay, Yang said, adding that investigators do not know whether the ship was going faster than usual.Helmsman Park Kyung-nam identified the third mate as Park Han-kyul. The helmsman who was arrested, 55-year-old Cho Joon-ki, spoke to reporters outside court and accepted some responsibility." There was a mistake on my part as well, but the steering had been turned much more than usual," Cho said.Lee has four decades of experience at sea. He had been captaining ferries for 10 years by the time he was interviewed by the Jeju Today website in 2004, and said he had sailed on ocean freighters for 20 years before that.But he was not the Sewol's main captain, and worked on the ship about 10 days a month, helmsman Oh Yong-seok said.Lee was not on the bridge when the ship began to list. "I gave instructions on the route, then briefly went to the bedroom when it happened," he told reporters. According to the court, Lee faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, and the two other crew members each face three related charges.Lee was required by law to be on the bridge helping his crew when the ferry passed through tough-to-navigate areas, said Yang, the senior prosecutor.Yang said Lee also abandoned people in need of help and rescue, saying, "The captain escaped before the passengers." Video aired by Yonhap showed Lee among the first people to reach the shore by rescue boat.Yang said the two crew members arrested failed to reduce speed near the islands and failed to carry out necessary measures to save lives.It's not clear why the two crew members made the sharp turn, Yang said. He said prosecutors would continue to look into whether something other than the turn could have made the ferry sink, but he added that there were no strong waves that could have knocked down the ferry at the time.Prosecutors will have 10 days to decide whether to indict the captain and crew, but can request a 10-day extension from the court.Also on Saturday, angry relatives of missing passengers expressed outrage at officials who were holding a briefing on the disaster in a gymnasium on Jindo island where hundreds of family members are waiting for word about their loved ones. A few dozen relatives surged toward the stage, hurling rapid-fire questions at the officials. One man tried to choke a coast guard lieutenant and punch a maritime policeman, but missed." The government should have hurried up and done something, but they just wasted four days, which led to this point. I think this is more like a man-made disaster," said Lee Jong-eui, a businessman whose 17-year-old nephew, Nam Hyun-chul, is among the missing.Three vessels with cranes arrived at the accident site to prepare to salvage the ferry, but they will not hoist the ship before getting approval from family members of those still believed inside because the lifting could endanger any survivors, said a coast guard officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.___Klug reported from Seoul. Associated Press writers Youkyung Lee and Jung-yoon Choi in Seoul and Gillian Wong in Jindo, South Korea, contributed to this report.

U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem
By Allyn Fisher-Ilan APR 19,14-YahooNews


JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police refused to let the U.N.'s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the burial site of Jesus, the U.N. official said on Saturday.The incident, following two days of violence at a separate holy site known as a flashpoint for Jews and Muslims, underscored rising tensions in the politically charged city ahead of Pope Francis's Holy Land visit next month.Israel dismissed the U.N. complaint, calling it an attempt to inflate a "micro-incident" and saying police at the barricade keep people back as a crowd-control measure while there was no reported violence among the tens of thousands of Christians who thronged to the Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem's old walled city to witness the "Holy Fire" ritual.Holy Fire is a traditional Orthodox Christian ceremony at which worshippers believe a miraculous fire appears at the site identified as Jesus's tomb every year on the day before Easter. Robert Serry, the United Nation's peace envoy to the Middle East, said in a statement Israeli security officers had stopped a group of Palestinian worshippers and diplomats in a procession near the church, "claiming they had orders to that effect".Serry added in separate remarks to Reuters he had waited with Italian, Norwegian and Dutch diplomats for up to a half hour, crushed by a crowd against a barricade, while Israeli officers ignored his appeals to speak with a superior."It became really dangerous because there was a big crowd and I was pushed against a metal fence the police put up there, the crowd tried to push really hard," Serry said, adding they might have been trampled had police not finally let them pass."I don't understand why this happened," he added. "I'm not saying I felt my life was in imminent danger, but this wasn't something you associate with a peaceful procession for Easter."

"PROBLEM OF JUDGMENT"

Terry Balata, a Palestinian witness, said she heard the Israeli officer tell Serry, who was with about 30 other diplomats and worshippers, "so what?" when he identified himself as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's envoy to the region.Charging "unacceptable behavior from the Israeli security authorities," Serry demanded in his statement that all parties "respect the right of religious freedom."An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman denied Serry's charges and accused him of displaying "a serious problem of judgment" as there was no reported violence during the prayers and a customary torch-lit "Holy Fire" ritual held at the church. Spokesman Yigal Palmor acknowledged though that police took steps to limit the crowd packed into the church and narrow streets outside it. "If there was any pushing and shoving I would say it was a micro-incident," Palmor said.In a statement, the ministry criticized Serry's charges as an "odd communique," adding that Christian officials had thanked Israeli police for their handling of the event."Had any harm come to the pilgrims due to uncontrolled crowd movements, Mr. Serry would have been prompt to cast responsibility on the same police which he now condemns for doing its job properly," the Israeli statement added.Israeli police did not immediately comment on the incident, which came as they grappled with tensions elsewhere in the old city where Jews celebrated a week-long Passover festival at the same time as Christians prepared for Easter.Earlier this week, police confronted Muslim protesters throwing stones near the al-Aqsa Mosque as Jews visited the surrounding area, which Judaism reveres as the place where biblical temples once stood. Pope Francis plans to visit Jerusalem and holy sites in the occupied West Bank such as Bethlehem when he makes his first Holy Land sojourn as pontiff late in May.The increased tension in Jerusalem also coincided with a crisis in U.S.-brokered peace talks, at risk of collapsing unless Israelis and Palestinians agree to extend negotiations to resolve their conflict past an April 29 deadline.(Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Tom Heneghan and Tom Brown)

Ukraine Acting Foreign Minister Deshchytsia and OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Chief Apakan meet on implementation of Geneva Statement-Kyiv 19 April 2014-Newsroom

KYIV, Ukraine, 19 April, 2014 –Acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia and the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), Amb. Ertugrul Apakan, met today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.  The meeting was also attended by representatives of the participants of the 17 April Geneva meeting – the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States. At the meeting it was agreed to move ahead rapidly with the practical implementation of the Geneva Statement. In this regard the meeting’s participants recognized the need to take immediate concrete steps towards de-escalation. Deshchytsia informed on first steps already taken in this direction.  Apakan informed of plans to send the Deputy Chief Monitor to Eastern Ukraine today to work on the practical modalities of the implementation, as well as on the ongoing work of the monitoring teams on the ground.The participants in the meeting agreed to meet regularly in the coming days to co-ordinate implementation of the Geneva Statement as swiftly as possible.
 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

 

DAY 43 MH370 - MISSING PLANE - THE SEARCH GOES UNDER WATER WITH BLUEFIN-21

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.

OTHER MH370 STORIES I DONE
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-42-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-41-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-40-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-39-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html 
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-38-mh370-missing-plane-search-goes.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-37-mh370-missing-plane-narrowing.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-36-mh370-missing-plane-narrowing.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-35-mh370-missing-plane-narrowing.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-34-mh370-missing-plane-narrowing.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-33-mh370-missing-plane-what.html
LINKS FROM DAYS 1 TO 32 ABOUT MH370-777-200ER SEARCH
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/04/day-32-mh370-missing-plane-they-may.html 

THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 12:03AM SAT APR 19,2014

-indiatimes.com 
  We Gotta drive Home the truth-That the citizens of MH370-777-200ER Could be Kidnapped And we want them back Home.-chinasmack.com
    The Family members can not be comforted till they Get Answers for their loved ones Lives back home or found in the Ocean.They need Answers so their grieving can have some closure.

Search and recovery continues for Malaysian flight MH370
Media Release-19 April 2014—am-JACC
 

Up to 11 military aircraft and 12 ships will assist in today's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.Today the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totalling approximately 50,200 square kilometres, across three areas.Overnight Bluefin-21 AUV completed mission six in the underwater search area. Bluefin-21 has searched approximately 133 square kilometres to date. Data from the sixth mission is currently under analysis. No contacts of interest have been found to date.Bluefin-21 AUV's seventh mission has commenced. The weather forecast for today is isolated showers and south easterly winds.
 Chart of search areaChart of search areaChart of search area-JACC

Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week
By Matt Siegel and Byron Kaye -APR 19,14-YahooNews
SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6.2 mile) circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said on Saturday.Malaysia said the search was at a "very critical juncture" and asked for prayers for its success.A U.S. Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is scouring a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of the plane, which disappeared from radars on March 8 with 239 people on board.After almost two months without a sign of wreckage, the current underwater search has been narrowed to a small area around the location in which one of four acoustic signals believed to be from the plane's black box recorders was detected on April 8, officials said."Provided the weather is favorable for launch and recovery of the AUV and we have a good run with the serviceability of the AUV, we should complete the search of the focused underwater area in five to seven days," the Joint Agency Coordination Centre told Reuters in an email.Officials did not indicate whether they were confident that this search area would yield any new information about the flight, nor did they state what steps they would take in the event that the underwater search were to prove fruitless.More than two dozen countries have been involved in the hunt.for the Boeing 777 disappeared from radar shortly into a Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight in what officials believe was a deliberate act.Weeks of daily sorties have failed to turn up any trace of the plane, even after narrowing the search to an arc in the southern Indian Ocean, making this the most expensive such operation in aviation history."It is important to focus on today and tomorrow. Narrowing of the search area today and tomorrow is at a very critical juncture," Malaysian Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told a media conference in Kuala Lumpur, asking for people to pray for success. Malaysia was asking oil companies and others in the commercial sector to provide assets that might help in the search, Hishammuddin added, after earlier saying more AUVs might be used.

DRONE GOES DEEPER THAN EVER BEFORE
After almost two weeks without picking up any acoustic signals, and long past the black box battery's 30-day life expectancy, authorities are increasingly reliant on the $4 million U.S. Bluefin-21 drone, which on Saturday was expected to have dived to unprecedented depths.Because visual searches of the ocean surface have yielded no concrete evidence, the drone, with its ability to search deep beneath the ocean surface with "side scan" sonar, has become the focal point of the search 2,000 km (1,200 miles) northwest of the Australian city of Perth.The search has thus far centered on a city-sized area where a series of "pings" led authorities to believe the plane's black box may be located. The current refined search area is based on one such transmission.After the drone's searches were frustrated by an automatic safety mechanism which returns it to the surface when it exceeds a depth of 4.5 km (14,763 feet), authorities have adjusted the mechanism and have sent it as deep as 4,695 meters (15,403 feet), a record for the machine.But hopes that it might soon guide searchers to wreckage are dwindling with no sign of the plane after six deployments spanning 133 square kilometers (83 square miles). Footage from the drone's sixth mission was still being analyzed, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre said on Saturday.On Monday, the search coordinator, retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, said the air and surface search for debris would likely end by midweek as the operation shifted its focus to the ocean floor.But the air and surface searches have continued daily, and on Saturday the Joint Agency Coordination Centre said up to 11 military aircraft and 12 ships would help with the Saturday's search covering about 50,200 square kilometers (31,000 square miles) across three areas."The search will always continue," Hishammuddin said. "It's just a matter of approach."(Editing by Lincoln Feast and Nick Macfie) 


Data Doesn’t Lie?-The fuzzy math behind the search for MH370.-By Jeff Wise
MH370 Search A Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, over the Indian Ocean on March 31, 2014.


Five weeks into the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, more than $30 million has been spent scouring great swatches of the southern Indian Ocean. Yet searchers have still not found a single piece of physical evidence such as wreckage or human remains. Last week, Australian authorities said they were confident that a series of acoustic pings detected 1,000 miles northwest of Perth had come from the aircraft’s black boxes, and that wreckage would soon be found. But repeated searches by a robotic submarine have so far failed to find the source of the pings, which experts say could have come from marine animals or even from the searching ships themselves. Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted that if wreckage wasn’t located within a week or two “we stop, we regroup, we reconsider.”There remains only one publically available piece of evidence linking the plane to the southern Indian Ocean: a report issued by the Malaysian government on March 25 that described a new analysis carried out by the U.K.-based satellite operator Inmarsat. The report said that Inmarsat had developed an “innovative technique” to establish that the plane had most likely taken a southerly heading after vanishing. Yet independent experts who have analyzed the report say that it is riddled with inconsistencies and that the data it presents to justify its conclusion appears to have been fudged.

The mystery of MH370 is looking more impenetrable by the moment.

Some background: For the first few days after MH370 disappeared, no one had any idea what might have happened to the plane after it left Malaysian radar coverage around 2:30 a.m., local time, on March 8, 2014. Then, a week later, Inmarsat reported that its engineers had noticed that in the hours after the plane’s disappearance, the plane had continued to exchange data-less electronic handshakes, or “pings,” with a geostationary satellite over the Indian Ocean. In all, a total of eight pings were exchanged.Each ping conveyed only a tiny amount of data: the time it was received, the distance the airplane was from the satellite at that instant, and the relative velocity between the airplane and the satellite. Taken together, these tiny pieces of information made it possible to narrow down the range of possible routes that the plane might have taken. If the plane was presumed to have traveled to the south at a steady 450 knots, for instance, then Inmarsat could trace a curving route that wound up deep in the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth, Australia. Accordingly, ships and planes began to scour that part of the ocean, and when satellite imagery revealed a scattering of debris in the area, the Australian prime minister declared in front of parliament that it represented “new and credible information” about the fate of the airplane.The problem with this kind of analysis is that, taken by themselves, the ping data are ambiguous. Given a presumed starting point, any reconstructed route could have headed off in either direction. A plane following the speed and heading to arrive at the southern search area could have also headed to the north and wound up in Kazakhstan. Why, then, were investigators scouring the south and not the north? The March 25 report stated that Inmarsat had used a new kind of mathematical analysis to rule out a northern route. Without being very precise in its description, it implied that the analysis might have depended on a small but telling wobble of the Inmarsat satellite’s orbit. Accompanying the written report was an appendix, called Annex I, that consisted of three diagrams, the second of which was titled “MH370 measured data against predicted tracks" and appeared to sum up the case against the northern route in one compelling image. One line on the graph showed the predicted Doppler shift for a plane traveling along a northern route; another line showed the predicted Doppler shift for a plane flying along a southern route. A third line, showing the actual data received by Inmarsat, matched the southern route almost perfectly, and looked markedly different from the northern route. Case closed.

The report did not explicitly enumerate the three data points for each ping, but around the world, enthusiasts from a variety of disciplines threw themselves into reverse-engineering that original data out of the charts and diagrams in the report. With this information in hand, they believed, it would be possible to construct any number of possible routes and check the assertion that the plane must have flown to the south.Unfortunately, it soon became clear that Inmarsat had presented its data in a way that made this goal impossible: “There simply isn't enough information in the report to reconstruct the original data,” says Scott Morgan, the former commander of the US Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. “We don’t know what their assumptions are going into this.”Another expert who tried to understand Inmarsat’s report was Mike Exner, CEO of the remote sensing company Radiometrics Inc. He mathematically processed the “Burst Frequency Offset” values on Page 2 of Annex 1 and was able to derive figures for relative velocity between the aircraft and the satellite. He found, however, that no matter how he tried, he could not get his values to match those implied by the possible routes shown on Page 3 of the annex. “They look like cartoons to me,” says Exner.Even more significantly, I haven’t found anybody who has independently analyzed the Inmarsat report and has been able to figure out what kind of northern route could yield the values shown on Page 2 of the annex. According to the March 25 report, Inmarsat teased out the small differences predicted to exist between the Doppler shift values between the northern and southern routes. This difference, presumably caused by the slight wobble in the satellite’s orbit that I mentioned above, should be tiny—according to Exner’s analysis, no more than a few percent of the total velocity value. And yet Page 2 of the annex shows a radically different set of values between the northern and southern routes. “Neither the northern or southern predicted routes make any sense,” says Exner.

Given the discrepancies and inaccuracies, it has proven impossible for independent observers to validate Inmarsat’s assertion that it can rule out a northern route for the airplane. “It’s really impossible to reproduce what the Inmarsat folks claim,” says Hans Kruse, a professor of telecommunications systems at Ohio University.This is not to say that Inmarsat’s conclusions are necessarily incorrect. (In the past I have made the case that the northern route might be possible, but I’m not trying to beat that drum here.) Its engineers are widely regarded as top-drawer, paragons of meticulousness in an industry that is obsessive about attention to detail. But their work has been presented to the public by authorities whose inconsistency and lack of transparency have time and again undermined public confidence. It’s worrying that the report appears to have been composed in such a way as to make it impossible for anyone to independently assess its validity—especially given that its ostensible purpose was to explain to the world Inmarsat’s momentous conclusions. What frustrated, grieving family members need from the authorities is clarity and trustworthiness, not a smokescreen.Inmarsat has not replied to my request for a clarification of their methods. This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that in recent days experts had “recalibrated data” in part by using “arcane new calculations reflecting changes in the operating temperatures of an Inmarsat satellite as well as the communications equipment aboard the Boeing when the two systems exchanged so-called digital handshakes.” But again, not enough information has been provided for the public to assess the validity of these methods.It would be nice if Inmarsat would throw open its spreadsheets and help resolve the issue right now, but that could be too much to expect. Inmarsat may be bound by confidentiality agreements with its customers, not to mention U.S. laws that restrict the release of information about sensitive technologies. The Malaysian authorities, however, can release what they want to—and they seem to be shifting their stance toward openness. After long resisting pressure to release the air traffic control transcript, they eventually relented. Now acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein says that if and when the black boxes are found, their data will be released to the public.With the search for surface debris winding down, the mystery of MH370 is looking more impenetrable by the moment. If the effort to find the plane using an underwater robot comes up empty, then there should be a long and sustained call for the Malaysian authorities to reveal their data and explain exactly how they came to their conclusions.Because at that point, it will be all we’ve got.This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. Future Tense explores the ways emerging technologies affect society, policy, and culture. To read more, visit the Future Tense blog and the Future Tense home page. You can also follow us on Twitter.Jeff Wise is a New York-based magazine writer and author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger. A contributing editor at Popular Mechanics and Travel + Leisure, he specializes in aviation, adventure, and psychology. He tweets as @ManvBrain and blogs at JeffWise.net.

New Data, Analysis and Luck Help Narrow Flight 370 Search Zone-Officials Factored In Satellite Temperature, Other Aircraft Speeds, Boeing Performance Calculations-By Daniel Stacey,Andy Pasztor and Jon Ostrower-connect-Updated April 16, 2014 9:35 p.m. ET-WALL STREET JOURNAL

Crews inspect the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 submersible, which has encountered technical problems this week in the search for the Malaysian jet. TK-A combination of cutting-edge science, dogged analysis and simple luck prompted searchers to focus the hunt for Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU -4.35% Flight 370 underwater, just days before the plane's black box recorders were expected to fall silent.Authorities got a first look at the sea floor Tuesday in an area that they believe is the jet's likely location, without detecting any wreckage. Hopes rest on a remote-controlled submersible from the U.S. Navy, which is seeking the first visual confirmation of wreckage that could lead investigators to the all-important recorders.It's a turn of events that seemed unimaginable less than two weeks ago, after an extensive air and sea hunt for surface debris had turned up little more than garbage. The frequent and seemingly fruitless shifts in the aerial search frustrated investigators and eroded the confidence of the public and families of the victims. The current effort may yet turn out to be another false lead.Staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat work in front of a screen showing subscribers using their service throughout the world, at their headquarters in London on March 25. Reuters.But over the past 11 days, an international team of experts has persistently recalibrated data and capitalized on new streams of information to zero in on a tight corridor in the southern Indian Ocean, according to senior Australian government officials, investigators from several countries and others briefed on the probe.The decision to narrow the search on April 4 amounted to a carefully calculated gamble. Investigators incorporated arcane new calculations reflecting changes in the operating temperatures of an Inmarsat ISAT.LN +0.07% PLC satellite as well as the communications equipment aboard the Boeing BA +1.49% 777 when the two systems exchanged so-called digital handshakes. Those links occurred regularly for some six hours after the plane deviated from its original flight path to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, and then headed south.The new analysis provided investigators with a "sweet spot" to begin the underwater search, initially using a black-box detector in an area of sea some 500 kilometers to the north of where military aircraft and ships had previously been looking, said Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.The international working group established by Malaysia to investigate the crash, which included U.S., British, and French technical experts, assembled the new analysis, which the ATSB vetted before incorporating into the Australian-lead search."There's a set of assumptions, some of which are factually checkable, others of which remain assumptions," Mr. Dolan told The Wall Street Journal. "We knew we were running out of time."The revised data also indicated the jet, carrying 239 people, may have been flying toward the Western Australian city of Perth and possibly traveling on autopilot when it crashed on March 8, though those specifics haven't been confirmed, he said.Nine days after the jet disappeared from civilian radar, search crews spent 10 days scouring an area of ocean for floating wreckage without success. Then the operation was abruptly moved to a new location some 1,100 kilometers northwest of Perth, based on new military radar data.

The narrowing of the search on April 4, which defined where the Australian naval vessel Ocean Shield would tow the U.S. black box locator, took into account factors including the position of the Inmarsat satellite relative to the sun.Crucial to Inmarsat's analysis of the pings was the Doppler effect: the change in frequency of sound or other waves depending on movement of their source relative to their recipient. Luck emerged when signals believed to come from the plane's recorders were detected past the equipment's intended 30-day useful life.Investigators relied on the principle that the satellite's temperature distorts the way it receives radio waves. The investigators analyzed changes in the temperature of the Inmarsat satellite on each occasion that the plane made contact and then made calculations about the jet's trajectory, according to Warren Truss, Australia's deputy prime minister.. Investigators also incorporated aircraft performance calculations from Boeing to fix the sweet spot, according to Mr. Dolan, developing the most precise projection yet of the jet's probable point of impact.At the same time, investigators further refined those projections by evaluating data from hundreds of other flights with similar equipment that crisscrossed the same region, according to Inmarsat officials. That established a baseline to better calculate where Flight 370 was presumed to have gone down."The Inmarsat model was designed for fine tuning," said Inmarsat Senior Vice President Chris McLaughlin, who said it revised the search area continually as new information arrived.The revelations about how the search proceeded help to explain why the Australia's Ocean Shield vessel was able to detect a string of acoustic signals, believed to have come from the plane's black box recorders, within 48 hours of starting its underwater search on April 4. And also why authorities, including Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, were so quick to declare their confidence that they were closing in on the jet's location."We still haven't come up with a different alternative theory as to what it might be if it's not the pinger, but we're never going to give you a guarantee on this," Mr. Dolan said.When no new underwater signals from the recorders were detected in nearly a week, authorities deployed an unmanned submersible to scan the seabed for signs of plane wreckage Monday. The primary goal remains recovering Flight 370's flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders, in the hope they might reveal what befell the jet.After completing about six hours of its first mission Monday, the submersible reached its operating depth limit of about 3 miles, and its built-in safety feature returned it to the surface, underscoring just how difficult and protracted its mission is. The boundaries of the Bluefin-21's search zone encompass roughly 500 square miles. The device moves at a walking pace, and scanning the entire search area was expected to take between six weeks and two months.In the end, even Angus Houston, the former Australian military chief coordinating the search, acknowledges that luck has played a part in the effort. "The batteries of both devices are past their use-by date and they will very shortly fail. I think we are very fortunate in fact to get some transmissions on Day 33," he said last Wednesday.Describing the decision to switch to underwater searches, Mr. Houston told reporters "I think we have probably got to the end of the process of analysis." Noting that "the data we've got is the data we've got," he added "we'll proceed on the basis of that."Write to Andy Pasztor at andy.pasztor@wsj.com and Jon Ostrower at jon.ostrower@wsj.com

 

CHRISTIANS MARK GOOD FRIDAY IN JERUSALEM WERE JESUS WILL BE RULING FROM FOREVER VERY SHORTLY

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.

The Western Wall were Jews Pray to King Jesus ISRAELS And Our Christian Messiah.-u.cs.blu..ac.il
A possible look at What Jesus 4TH Temple will look like when he Rules from Jerusalem forever-25 miles from the current Jerusalem I believe. holylandexperience.com
The Sun coming up over Jerusalem.But Very Shortly the True Light and MESSIAH KING JESUS THE GOD OF THE WHOLE EARTH Will be Ruling from Jerusalem Forever.-keepjerusalem.org
Sitting-Watching and reading AS PROPHECY COMES LITERALLY TO PASS LIKE GODS WORD TOLD US IT WOULD.-wmscoq.org

IF YOUR NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.CALL ON HIM TODAY-TO SAVE YOU.SO YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER ON EARTH WITH JESUS OUR AND ISRAELS AND THE WORLDS ONLY MESSIAH AND GOD AND KING.COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION-NO OTHER.

Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem-Thousands carry crosses down Via Dolorosa -Remembering Jesus’s crucifixion; fearing riots, police restrict Temple Mount access-By AP and AFP April 18, 2014, 4:11 pm-The Times of Israel

Christians in Israel commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday.Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the “Way of Suffering.”They carried wooden crosses and followed the 14 stations ending at the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Tradition says the church was built on the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.The Easter holiday and Jewish Passover coincide this year.According to the Gospels, Jesus ate his last supper — some say a Passover meal — hours before he was betrayed. Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday.Israeli police meanwhile limited access to Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on the Temple Mount, fearing more unrest after days of clashes.Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said men under the age of 50 were barred, but there were no restrictions on women.Dozens of Palestinians were wounded in clashes with police at the site on Wednesday and Sunday after Jewish visitors were allowed onto the compound.

THE EARTH (WORLD) NEVER ENDS (AS WORLD ENDERS CLAIM)(THE END OF THE AGE OF GRACE ONLY)(DECIEVERS CLAIME THE END OF THE WORLD-NOT ME)

ECCLESIASTES 1:4
4  One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.(AND EVER)(WORLD NEVER ENDS)(END OF THE AGE OF GRACE ONLY,NOT THE END OF THE WORLD)

PSALMS 104:5
5  Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.(NO END OF THE WORLDERS NONESENSE HERE)

MATTHEW 5:5
5  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.(FOREVER,NOT HEAVEN)

PSALMS 37:29
29  The righteous shall inherit the land,(ON EARTH) and dwell therein for ever.

ISAIAH 45:17
17  But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation:(FOREVER) ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.(JERUSALEM ISRAEL ON EARTH FOREVER-NEVER ENDING)

EPHESIANS 3:21
21  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

THIS END OF THE WORLD HOGWASH IS DANGEROUS.WHEN THIS HUSBAND WHO CLAIMED HE WAS A CHRISTIAN MURDERED HIS WIFE BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT WAS THE END OF THE WORLD.AND HE WANTED HER TO SHOOT HIM.BUT INSTEAD HE KILLED HER.WE CAN NEVER TEACH THIS END OF THE WORLD HOGWASH.AS RESULTS LIKE THIS OCCUR.
http://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/7779775/husband-shoots-wife-as-shes-calling-911-police-say/

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.

Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.

12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

FM: Good that the EU knows what world’s real problems are-In sarcastic statement, Liberman pans Catherine Ashton for calling on Israel to reverse settlement plans while Syrians die-By Lazar Berman and AFP April 18, 2014, 9:48 pm-The Times of Israel

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman responded Friday to EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton’s criticism of Israel’s recent settlement policies, saying sarcastically, “Lucky that the EU knows how to determine what the world’s critical problems are, and deal with them with speed and determination.”Ashton called on Israel Friday to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks.“When the entire world is busy trying to solve the Ukraine crisis,” Liberman wrote on his Facebook page, “when innocents are slaughtered every day in Syria, when mass casualty attacks continue in Iraq, and when there are many other points of confrontation and conflict that take human life around the globe, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton found the real threat to world peace, and called for Israel to reverse its policies toward the Palestinians, referring to the announcement that almost 1,000 dunams near Gush Etzion would be state land and that the Peace House in Hebron would be populated.”Ashton said she viewed with “great concern” the Israeli decision to declare an area near the Gush Etzion bloc south of Bethlehem as state land and approval of a new Jewish settlement in the southern city of Hebron, a statement from her office said.The continued demolition of Palestinian property and the confiscation of EU humanitarian aid were also worrying, Ashton added.Earlier this month, an EU official said Israel had demolished several EU-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem.“The EU calls on the Israeli authorities to reverse these decisions,” Ashton said.Such events are “not conducive to the climate of trust and cooperation needed for the current peace negotiations to succeed,” she added.

EU concerned over Israeli moves in Gush Etzion, Hebron-Catherine Ashton calls on Jerusalem to reverse new settlement plans, end home demolitions-By AFP April 18, 2014, 9:01 pm 0-The Times of Israel

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel Friday to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks.Ashton viewed with “great concern” an Israeli decision to declare an area near the Gush Etzion bloc south of Bethlehem as state land and approval of a new Jewish settlement in the southern city of Hebron, a statement from her office said.The continued demolition of Palestinian property and the confiscation of EU humanitarian aid were also worrying, Ashton added.Earlier this month, an EU official said Israel had demolished several EU-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem.“The EU calls on the Israeli authorities to reverse these decisions,” Ashton said.Such events are “not conducive to the climate of trust and cooperation needed for the current peace negotiations to succeed,” she added.

04/18/2014 - VATICAN INSIDER-Pope presides at Way of Cross at Rome’s Coliseum-The Way of the Cross-Thousands of pilgrims joined Pope Francis at the Coliseum to pray the Way of the Cross that links Jesus’ sufferings to those of people today. The meditations that were read out were written by an anti-mafia bishop and focused on situations of suffering and injustice in the 21st century-gerard o'connell

vatican city-“Evil will not have the last word, only God’s love and mercy will have that” Pope Francis said at the end of an more than one hour long, profoundly prayerful and moving Way of the Cross at Rome’s  Coliseum on Good Friday evening. “In the Cross we see the monstrosity of man when he allows himself to be guided by evil, but we also see there the immense mercy and love of God for us”, he told the thousands of pilgrims from all continents who had come to participate in this simple, traditional Good Friday ceremony.He spoke briefly, and unexpectedly, at the end of a candle-lit ceremony of Scripture readings, prayer and hymns,  accompanied by incisive meditations, written by an anti-mafia bishop, that linked Jesus’s passion and death to the sufferings of men, women and children in the 21st century caused by various forms of injustice including economic crisis, poverty, war, violence, human trafficking, abuse of children, exploitation of women and rejection of immigrants.A choir led the singing as the Cross, flanked by torchbearers, was ceremoniously carried from inside the Coliseum, where early Christians were martyred, to the Palatine Hill, where the Pope followed the service and prayed.  It was carried by different people through fourteen stages that traditionally mark the significant moments on the route Jesus took, carrying his cross, from his condemnation to his crucifixion and burial in Jerusalem almost two thousand years ago.Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the Vicar of Rome, carried the Cross for the first and last stations. Then different people carried it for the other twelve stations as follows:  a workman and employer, two foreigners, a couple from a drug rehabilitation center, two men with no fixed abode, a family, two prisoners, two women, two sick people, two children, two elderly people, two Franciscan custodians of the Christian shrines in the Holy Land, and two members of religious orders.From the beginning of his pontificate, Francis has focused on the poverty and suffering on people on the existential peripheries of life and, on this track, this year he asked  Mgr. Giancarlo Bregantini, an Italian bishop known for his strong anti-Mafia stance in a diocese in Calabria, Southern Italy,  to write the meditations.The bishop’s  brief mediations were read out at fourteen moments during the ceremony. They brought into sharp relief the great sufferings people endure worldwide where there is unemployment, poverty, corruption, violence - against immigrants and also against women and children.  His meditations also emphasized positive ways in which Christians can respond to such realities, through accompanying people and showing solidarity.The first meditation linked the unjust condemnation of Jesus with “the easy accusations, the superficial judgments of the crowd, the insinuations and the prejudices which harden hearts and create a culture of racism and exclusion, a throw-away culture of anonymous letters and vicious slanders. Once we are accused, our name is immediately splayed across the front page; once acquitted, it ends up on the last!”As a worker and employer carried the cross the meditation said Jesus carries a “heavy” cross “because he bears the sins of us all, and that includes the burden of all those wrongs which created the economic crisis and its grave social consequences: job insecurity, unemployment, dismissals, an economy that rules rather than serves, financial speculation, suicide among business owners, corruption and usury, the loss of local industry".“This is the cross which weighs upon the world of labor, the injustice shouldered by workers”, the meditation said; “ it is the cross that Jesus shoulders on himself “and teaches us to reject injustice and to learn, with his help, to build bridges of solidarity and of hope”.Two foreigners carried the cross when the meditation recalled how “a frail, utterly human Jesus”, falling under his cross and teaches us “to accept our weaknesses, not to be disheartened by failures”, and helps us to “accept the failings of others, to show mercy to the fallen” and “not to shut the door to those who knock and ask for asylum, dignity and a homeland”, in other words, the immigrants.A couple from a rehabilitation center carried the cross, as the meditation recalled that Mary meets her suffering son Jesus on the road to his death, and said her gaze “gathers up the tears shed by every mother for her distant children, for young people condemned to death, slaughtered or sent off to war, especially child soldiers”. It said her gaze is also connected with “the grief-stricken lament of mothers for their children who are dying of tumors caused by the burning of toxic waste” or the worries of mothers “worried for their young who lack prospects or who fall into the abyss of drugs or alcohol, especially on Saturday nights!”A man and woman prisoner took the cross as the reading said that in Jesus’ imprisonment, anguish and torture “we glimpse the bitter experience of those locked in prisons of every sort” and even “tortured” or confined in overcrowded cells, and “when one of our brothers and sisters is released...we bar before them the doors of social and economic redemption”.Two women held the cross as another meditation made the connection between the weeping women of Jerusalem whom Jesus met on his way to Calvary and the suffering of those women on whom “men vent their pent-up violence, and those “who are enslaved by fear and exploitation”.Three children carried the cross when tenth meditation said that “in Jesus, innocent, stripped and tortured, we see the outraged dignity of all the innocent, especially the little ones”.  Significantly it added that “God did not prevent his naked body from being exposed on the cross. He did this in order to redeem every abuse wrongly concealed, and to show that he, God, is irrevocably and unreservedly on the side of victims.”When Jesus was crucified, two elderly people carried the cross while the reflection recalled that “today many of our brothers and sisters, like Jesus, are nailed to a bed of pain, at hospital, in homes for the elderly, in our families. It is a time of hardship, with bitter days of solitude and even despair”.  The meditation called people “to draw near, to comfort and to accompany the sick, raising them from their bed of pain”.And when the last reading recalled how Jesus burial, it emphasized that from here, “From on high, Jesus will bring everything back to life".

EZEKIEL 38:1-12
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW)and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages;(ISRAEL) I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil,(OIL IS IN SPOIL) and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8,11-21
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
13 Yea, all the people of the land (OF ISRAEL) shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I (GOD-JESUS) shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB EXPERTS) passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it,(WON'T TOUCH IT) till the buriers have buried it (PROPERLY) in the valley of Hamongog.(RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS NEW BURIEL SITE)(EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN THE JORDAN VALLEY)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl,(500 MILLION MIGRATING BIRDS THREW ISRAEL EVERY SPRING,FALL) and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF THE RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIM ARMIES)
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye (MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL) shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.(RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS)
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I (GOD-JESUS) will set my glory among the heathen,(WORLD NATIONS) and all the heathen (WORLD NATIONS) shall see my judgment that I have executed,(AGAINST ISRAELS ENEMIES) and my (GODS) hand that I have laid upon them.(ISRAELS HATER ENEMIES)

Nato increases military presence in eastern Europe
17.04.14 @ 09:26-By EUOBSERVER

Nato is increasing its air, naval and ground presence in Poland, Romania and the Baltic states, with Germany announcing it will send a warship and six fighter jets to support this mission. "More measures can follow in the coming weeks and months if needed," said Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Industry wary of new EU rules on lorry design
16.04.14 @ 10:01-APR 19,14-By EUOBSERVER


The European Parliament has voted for lorry cabs to become safer and more aerodynamic. The nose design of future vehicles is to resemble sloping high-speed trains to reduce accident fatalities. But industry estimates say the move will boost the cost of cabs by up to €1,500, Reuters reports.

Russia says reinforced troops on Ukraine border as precaution-APR 19,14-YahooNews

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said, in a departure from the previous explanation that they were on routine exercises."We ... have forces in the region of the Ukrainian border. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what is happening in Ukraine itself," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the Rossiya 1 television station."Forgive me but, it (Ukraine) is a country where there has just been a military coup, so naturally any country is going to take particular precautionary measures in terms of ensuring its security."He said as a sovereign state, Russia was free to deploy troops anywhere on its territory without restrictions. He denied allegations that the Russian military was interfering in events inside Ukraine territory. Those assertion were, said Peskov "completely wrong."(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Christian Lowe)

Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies-By Eli Lake April 17, 2014 10:58 PM The Daily Beast

As the United States and Russia face off publicly over Ukraine, behind the scenes, Obama’s national security cabinet is having its own quiet feud over a long-standing agreement to allow Russian surveillance flights over U.S. air space.The spies and the generals want to deny the Russians the overflight rights for its latest surveillance planes. The State Department, which ultimately makes that decision, has favored such certification. On Wednesday an interagency meeting of senior officials failed to reach consensus, delaying the decision until Obama takes it up with the National Security Council, according to U.S. officials involved in the dispute.At issue is the Open Skies Treaty. First signed in 1992 and finally ratified in 2002, the treaty adopted by 34 nations allows the safe passage of planes equipped with advanced cameras and sensors that give governments the imagery and data they use to assess everything from compliance with arms control treaties to troop movements.On April 15, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, and the Republican chairman of that panel’s subcommittee that oversees the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Rep. Mike Rogers, urged President Obama to deny Russia the right to fly its new planes over U.S. airspace.In their letter, the two lawmakers write, “We agree with the concerns expressed by the Intelligence Community and the military leadership of the Department of Defense” in their opposition to certifying the new Russian planes under the treaty.The State Department on the other hand has argued the United States should live up to the treaty's obligations and approve the new Russian aircraft. The decision to certify the planes and their sensors has been pending since late last year, long before the Ukraine crisis began. One senior U.S. official said, "This isn't just an issue between the United States and Russia. Our allies and partners depend on this treaty for insight into Russia because they don't have the same capabilities as the United States." The Russians use the aircraft today to monitor U.S. nuclear weapons as part of arms control agreements between both countries. The Russian planes, according to U.S. officials involved in the dispute, contain a new sensor package that would allow Moscow to surveil American nuclear assets with a level of precision and detail that makes U.S. military and intelligence leaders deeply uncomfortable.A letter first published by the Weekly Standard on April 13 from two Republican and two Democratic members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said the Russian Federation had just completed construction of aircraft that will “support digital photograph equipment, sideways-looking synthetic aperture radar, and infrared equipment.”A U.S. official familiar with the dispute and sympathetic to the concerns of the military and intelligence community told The Daily Beast that the worry over the new Russian aircraft is independent of the standoff in Ukraine. “This would have been an issue even if there was no Ukraine crisis,” this official said.In some ways, however, the Ukraine showdown has placed pressure the White House to hold off on further angering the Russians though. The State Department, which has worked with Russia to iron out at least an agreement in principle to begin to disarm the pro-Russian militias that have seized eastern Ukrainian cities wants to allow the new Russian aircraft to fly over U.S. airspace.The Ukraine crisis has complicated the decision making process on the Open Skies issue. Ukraine's military has still failed to take back cities that have fallen to militias that western leaders have said publicly are orchestrated by Russia's special operations units known as the Spetsnaz. In Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the beginning of a process to de-escalate the crisis. But Lavrov also promised Kerry there were no military plans to take Crimea in late February only to see Spetsnaz soldiers in uniforms without insignia take the peninsula's airports and government buildings. In Moscow on Thursday there was the most bizarre spectacle. Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor now wanted in U.S. court to face Espionage Act charges, asked Russia's president whether his government collected as much internet data as his old government did. Over the weekend in nearby Moldova inside the quasi-independent region of Transnistria, the United States observed Russian troop movements that looked like they may be preparing to launch stealth operations into southern Ukraine.

Sporadic fighting also continued in eastern Ukrainian cities on Thursday.

But nonetheless there were some signs that the fighting is coming to a pause. Lavrov on Thursday agreed to support the demobilization of the militias that Kerry himself said his government was responsible for helping organize.President Obama expressed cautious optimism that the agreement in Geneva could bring the region away from the brink of war. "I don't think we can be sure of anything (in the Ukrainian crisis). I think there is the possibility, the prospect, that diplomacy may de-escalate the situation," he said at the White House. The White House convened a meeting of top deputies of its national security cabinet to discuss the issue on Wednesday. National Security Council spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden declined to comment on that meeting.“Without prejudging the outcome of that review, I would note that the Open Skies Treaty enhances confidence and transparency by allowing the 34 countries that are parties to it to obtain information on the military forces and activities of other Treaty partners,” she said. “It contributes to European security by providing images and information on Russian forces, and by permitting observation flights to verify compliance with arms control agreements.”  U.S. officials said the State Department favored granting the Open Skies certification for the new Russian aircraft. Jennifer Elzea, a Defense Department spokesperson, said, "The Defense Department does not have a comment to provide at this time. Treaty compliance issues are the purview of the State Department. Department of Defense components, specifically the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Air Force, do provide personnel and aircraft for Open Skies observation flights, but overall treaty compliance issues fall to our colleagues at State."

Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU explores sanctions
17.04.14 @ 09:29-By Andrew Rettman


BRUSSELS - Russia is rolling out two major projects – a gas pipeline and a Crimea deep water port – with China, as EU countries and the US weigh options on economic sanctions.Russia’s ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, told EUobserver on Wednesday (16 April) that work on the “Power of Siberia” pipeline and the Chinese construction of a 25-metre-deep port in Crimea are proceeding as normal despite the Ukraine crisis.Describing the pipeline as a “mega-project”, he said it will pump 60 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year from the Kovykta and Tchayandinskoe gas fields to Russia’s far east, with a branch line to deliver up to 38 bcm a year to China.He noted that Gazprom and China’s CNPC have a “legally binding” agreement from 2013 and that exploitation of the Tchayandinskoe field should start in 2019.“One important issue is still pending – that of price. Gazprom and CNPC are negotiating on this subject, and their positions are gradually drawing closer together,” he said.“The project is aimed primarily at delivery of gas to Russian regions and at developing industry in the Russian far east. The export of gas is considered in this context as a factor which improves (significantly, one should admit) the economics of the project, but not as a prerequisite for its realisation,” he added.Chizhov said Moscow and Beijing are also going ahead with plans for Chinese firms to build a deep water port in Crimea as part of “a new transport corridor from Asia to Europe – ‘The Economic Belt of the Great Silk Route’.”He indicated that Russia’s annexation of Crimea – deemed illegitimate by the UN – has done nothing to stop the port investment, worth $3 billion in the “first stage” alone.The Russian diplomat said the main concern is environmental rather than political.The current plans envisage the excavation of an “enormous trench” near the Crimean town of Frunze and the filling of it with sea water by demolishing a dam.“A number of ecologists and environmental organisations protested against the project arguing that it would create unrepairable damage to the ecological systems and environment of the region, which is famous as a seaside resort … Environmental concerns must be addressed as a priority,” he noted.He added the Ukraine crisis has also done nothing to slow Russia’s plan to launch a “Eurasian Union” with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan next year.“The Eurasian Economic Union is due to be launched on 1 January 2015 regardless of the situation in Ukraine or any other country not involved at this stage in the integration process … Negotiations on accession of Armenia are expected to be completed soon and those with Kyrgyzstan are also under way,” he said.His statements came on the eve of high-level talks between the EU, Russia, Ukraine and the US in Geneva on Thursday.The EU and US have warned they will blacklist more Russian officials and companies unless Russia de-escalates by pulling back its troops from the Ukrainian border and by denouncing separatists in eastern Ukraine.The EU has also warned it will impose economic sanctions on Russian energy, minerals, banking, and high-tech firms if its army invades mainland Ukraine. But the Nato allies made clear they will not go to war with Russia no matter what it does to the former Soviet state.“Talk doesn’t replace actions when it comes to what’s happening on the ground, and that we will continue to prepare, as we’ve said, additional sanctions and other steps, if we can’t get some de-escalation here,” US state department spokeswoman Marie Harf told press on Wednesday.She added: “We’ve said that we’re not considering lethal assistance to Ukraine at this time … and the [US] President has said there is no military solution here.”For their part, European Commission officials in Brussels on Wednesday distributed sealed envelopes to EU states’ ambassadors describing the potential impact of EU-Russia sanctions on their countries if the Union goes ahead.Reuters reports that member states have until 22 April to reply before the commission finalises its sanctions proposal. It quoted one EU official as saying: “We can't have a situation where a set of sanctions ends up having a retaliatory impact on one member state or two or three member states. If there are going to be repercussions from this, they have to be shared out."The UK and former Soviet and communist EU countries are the most hawkish. But Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain have voiced wariness in recent meetings.For his part, Cypriot foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides told German daily Die Welt on Wednesday that EU countries should be free to opt out from the measures.He said an EU-Russia economic war "would destroy Cyprus' economy”." There are very strong economic ties between Cyprus and Russia. If sanctions are really necessary, then every member state should decide for itself whether to take part," he noted.EU companies – including Germany’s Basf, the UK’s BP, and Italy’s ENI – are reportedly lobbying capitals to hold back due to the potential impact on their interests in Russia.The EU’s industry commissioner, Italian Antonio Tajani, has also broken ranks on EU institutions’ promises to take a tough line.“We are not the US, we don’t have shale gas as they do, so any move to sanction them [Russia] would hurt our companies a lot,” he told the FT on Wednesday.“At a time when Europe is getting back on its feet after the worst [economic] crisis in decades we need to be very careful and use our judgment before shutting down important investment and trade relations such as the ones we have with Russia.”

Pro-Russia separatists reject EU and US-brokered pact
18.04.14 @ 17:22-By Andrew Rettman-EUOBSERVER


BRUSSELS - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have declined to honour a peace deal brokered in Geneva by the EU and US with Russia.Denis Pushilin, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, told press on Friday (18 April) his forces will not surrender arms, vacate government buildings, or put off a referendum on independence on 11 May.“[Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov] did not sign anything for us, he signed on behalf of the Russian Federation … We will persevere until the end,” he said, according to Reuters, in a reference to the Geneva accord.“As far as vacating of buildings and areas is concerned - everyone must leave them including [Ukraine’s interim PM] Yatsenyuk and [interim President] Turchynov - as they also took them illegally … We are ready to do it after them."In Kiev, the militant Ukrainian nationalist group, Pravy Sektor, also said the Geneva deal does not apply to it. “We don't have any illegal weapons and so the call to disarm will not apply to us. We, the vanguard of the Ukrainian revolution, should not be compared to obvious bandits," its spokesman, Artem Skoropadsky, noted.Meanwhile, the caretaker government added that its “anti-terror” operation against the pro-Russian separatists will continue, raising the risk of new escalation.The Geneva joint statement says: “All illegal armed groups must be disarmed; all illegally seized buildings must be returned to legitimate owners; all illegally occupied streets, squares and other public places in Ukrainian cities and towns must be vacated.”It says nothing on two other Western demands: for Russia to pull back troops from the Ukrainian border and to stop its gas war on Ukraine.But US secretary of state John Kerry noted on Thursday that Russia has withdrawn "one battalion", while EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton said the European Commission, Russia, and Ukraine will hold “trilateral consultations on the security of gas supply and transit.”Kerry was less direct than in earlier statements on blaming Russia for the recent unrest.He also indicated the US will consider relaxing its existing sanctions on Russia “if this [Geneva] agreement pans out," while an EU diplomatic source told EUobserver the Union will hold off on adding extra names to its Russia blacklist.But Kerry added that Russia will be held to account if the separatists do not stand down. “The responsibility will lie with those who have organised their presence, equipped them with the weapons, put the uniforms on them, supported them, and been engaged in the process of guiding them over the course of this operation … Russia has huge impact on all of those forces,” he said.Obama and Putin at odds.The US and Russian leaders also spoke out on Ukraine amid the Geneva meeting.Barack Obama said in Washington that his main concern is successful Ukrainian elections on 25 May and that he has little faith in Russia’s promises.“The question now becomes will, in fact, they [Russia] use the influence that they’ve exerted in a disruptive way to restore some order so that Ukrainians can carry out an election,” he said.“I don’t think given past performance that we can count on that.”Russia’s Vladimir Putin told press in Moscow the May elections are a priori illegitimate and he reserves the right to invade Ukraine.“How can this election be legitimate when candidates from the east are being assaulted, spattered with ink and kept from meeting with voters?" he noted. "According to the [Ukrainian] constitution, a new President cannot be elected if there is a living incumbent and legitimate President,” he added, referring to Ukraine’s ousted leader, Viktor Yanukovych, who is living in Russia.“Let me remind you that the Federation Council of Russia gave the President the right to use the armed forces in Ukraine. I very much hope that I will not have to exercise this right," Putin said.His long TV press conference made light of EU economic sanctions. “Can they stop buying Russian gas altogether? I don’t think that this is possible,” he said, noting that Finland, for instance, relies on Russia for 90 percent of its gas.He also used it to justify his annexation of Crimea back in March.“First and foremost we wanted to support the residents of Crimea, but we also followed certain logic: If we don’t do anything, Ukraine will be drawn into Nato sometime in the future. We’ll be told: ‘This doesn’t concern you,’ and Nato ships will dock in Sevastopol, the city of Russia’s naval glory,” he said.

Snowden pops up

The press conference saw a question phoned in by Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who leaked US secrets before going into hiding in Russia.He asked Putin whether his intelligence services snoop on Russian citizens the way the US’ National Security Agency does on Americans and Europeans.“ We will never act in this manner,” Putin said.Snowden later wrote an op-ed for The Guardian, the British daily which published many of his leaks, to defend his part in Putin’s TV show.“I expected that some would object to my participation in an annual forum that is largely comprised of softball questions to a leader unaccustomed to being challenged. But to me, the rare opportunity to lift a taboo on discussion of state surveillance before an audience that primarily views state media outweighed that risk,” he said.

1/3RD OF SHIPS DESTROYED

REVELATION 8:8-9
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

AS OF NOW 33 BODIES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED AND AT LEAST 269 STILL MISSING.

Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested
By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG -APR 19,14-YahooNews


MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.The number of confirmed dead rose to 32 when three bodies were found in the murky water near the ferry, said coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in. Divers know at least some bodies remain inside the vessel, but they have been unable to get inside.The ferry's captain, Lee Joon-seok, 68, was arrested along with one of the Sewol's three helmsmen and the 25-year-old third mate, prosecutors said."I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the victims," Lee told reporters Saturday morning as he left the Mokpo Branch of Gwangju District Court to be jailed. But he defended his much-criticized decision to wait about 30 minutes before ordering an evacuation."At the time, the current was very strong, the temperature of the ocean water was cold, and I thought that if people left the ferry without (proper) judgment, if they were not wearing a life jacket, and even if they were, they would drift away and face many other difficulties," Lee said. "The rescue boats had not arrived yet, nor were there any civilian fishing ships or other boats nearby at that time."The Sewol sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday with 476 people aboard, most of them students on holiday from a single high school. About 270 people are still missing, and most are believed to be trapped inside the 6,852-ton vessel.By the time the evacuation order was issued, the ship was listing at too steep an angle for many people to escape the tight hallways and stairs inside. Several survivors told The Associated Press that they never heard any evacuation order.Divers fighting strong currents and rain have been unable to get inside the ferry. A civilian diver saw three bodies inside the ship Saturday but was unable to break the windows, said Kwon Yong-deok, a coast guard official. Hundreds of civilian, government and military divers were involved in the search Saturday. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin told reporters that the third mate was steering the ship Wednesday morning as it passed through an area with lots of islands clustered close together and fast currents. Investigators said the accident came at a point where the ship had to make a turn, and prosecutor Park Jae-eok said investigators were looking at whether the third mate ordered a turn so sharp that it caused the vessel to list.Yang said the third mate has six months of experience, and hadn't steered in the area before because another mate usually handles those duties. She took the wheel this time because heavy fog caused a departure delay, Yang said, adding that investigators do not know whether the ship was going faster than usual.Helmsman Park Kyung-nam identified the third mate as Park Han-kyul. The helmsman who was arrested, 55-year-old Cho Joon-ki, spoke to reporters outside court and accepted some responsibility." There was a mistake on my part as well, but the steering had been turned much more than usual," Cho said.Lee has four decades of experience at sea. He had been captaining ferries for 10 years by the time he was interviewed by the Jeju Today website in 2004, and said he had sailed on ocean freighters for 20 years before that.But he was not the Sewol's main captain, and worked on the ship about 10 days a month, helmsman Oh Yong-seok said.Lee was not on the bridge when the ship began to list. "I gave instructions on the route, then briefly went to the bedroom when it happened," he told reporters.According to the court, Lee faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, and the two other crew members each face three related charges.Lee was required by law to be on the bridge helping his crew when the ferry passed through tough-to-navigate areas, said Yang, the senior prosecutor.Yang said Lee also abandoned people in need of help and rescue, saying, "The captain escaped before the passengers." Video aired by Yonhap news agency showed Lee among the first people to reach the shore by rescue boat.Yang said the two crew members arrested failed to reduce speed near the islands and failed to carry out necessary measures to save lives.It's not clear why the two crew members made the sharp turn, Yang said. He said prosecutors would continue to look into whether something other than the turn could have made the ferry sink, but he added that there were no strong waves that could have knocked down the ferry at the time.Prosecutors will have 10 days to decide whether to indict the captain and crew, but can request a 10-day extension from the court.The Sewol had left the northwestern port of Incheon on Tuesday on an overnight journey to the holiday island of Jeju in the south with 323 students from Danwon High School in Ansan among its passengers. It capsized within hours of the crew making a distress call to the shore a little before 9 a.m. Wednesday.A transcript of a ship-to-shore radio exchange shows that an official at the Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center recommended evacuation just five minutes after the Sewol's distress call. But helmsman Oh told the AP that it took 30 minutes for the captain to give the evacuation order as the boat listed.With only 174 known survivors and the chances of survival increasingly slim, it is shaping up to be one of South Korea's worst disasters, made all the more heartbreaking by the likely loss of so many young people, aged 16 or 17. The country's last major ferry disaster was in 1993, when 292 people were killed.The last bit of the ferry that had been above water — the dark blue keel — disappeared below the surface Friday night. Navy divers attached underwater air bags to the ferry to prevent it from sinking deeper, the Defense Ministry said.Three vessels with cranes arrived at the accident site to prepare to salvage the ferry, but they will not hoist the ship before getting approval from family members of those still believed inside because the lifting could endanger any survivors, said a coast guard officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.Coast guard official Ko Myung-seok said 176 ships and 28 planes were mobilized to search the area around the sunken ship Saturday, and that more than 650 divers were trying to search the interior of the ship. The coast guard also said a thin layer of oil was visible near the area where the ferry sank; about two dozen vessels were summoned to contain the spill.___Klug reported from Seoul. Associated Press writers Hyung-jin Kim and Jung-yoon Choi in Seoul contributed to this report.

Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead
By Ju-min Park and Jungmin Jang -APR 19,14-YahooNews


JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.The Sewol, carrying 476 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Thirty-two people are known to have died.The 69-year-old captain, Lee Joon-seok, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday on charges of negligence along with two other crew members, including the third mate who was steering at the time of the capsize.Prosecutors later said the mate was steering the Sewol through the waters where it listed and capsized - for the first time in her career.Asked why the children had been ordered to stay put in their cabins instead of abandoning ship, Lee, apparently overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, told reporters he feared they would have been swept out to sea in the strong, cold current.Early reports said that the ferry turned sharply and listed, perhaps due to a shift in the cargo it was carrying and crew members said the captain, who was not initially on the bridge, had tried to right the ship but failed.Some 500 relatives of the 270 people listed as missing watched a murky underwater video shot after divers reported they had seen three bodies through the windows.The official number of those missing was revised up from an earlier estimate of 269.Packed in a gymnasium in the port city of Jindo day and night since Wednesday, tempers frayed and fist fights broke out after the video was shown. The video, viewed by relatives and journalists, did not appear to show any corpses."Please lift the ship, so we can get the bodies out," a woman who identified herself as the mother of a child called Kang Hyuck said, using a microphone. Relatives have criticized what they say is the slow response of the government and contradictory information given out by authorities in the early stages of the rescue mission.

CHANCES OF FINDING SURVIVORS "ALMOST ZERO"

President Park Geun-hye was jeered by some when she visited on Thursday. "Park Geun-hye should come here again," Kang Hyuck's mother said.Three cranes were moved close to the sunken ship on Saturday but were not deployed. Strong tides and rough weather again impeded efforts to get inside.Coastguard spokesman Kim Jae-in said the cranes would be deployed when the divers say it is safe."Lifting the ship does not mean they will remove it completely from the sea. They can lift it two to three meters off the seabed," he said.Coastguard officials said that divers would make another attempt to enter the ship in the evening."The chances of finding anyone alive now are almost zero," said Bruce Reid, Chief Executive Officer of the International Maritime Rescue Foundation."There will still be a search operation on the water, a surface search, but it would be more of a recovery exercise now. They'll be looking for bodies."The capsize occurred in calm weather on a well-travelled 400 km (300 mile) sea route from Incheon to Jeju some 25 km (15 miles) from land.Lee, the ship's captain, was described by officials from Chonghaejin Marine Co Ltd, the owner of the vessel, as a "veteran"."I had ordered (passengers) to leave the ferry, but (later) I said to them to stay because there was no rescue ship," he told South Korean television as he was led away by police.Police also raided Chonghaejin offices in Incheon and Yang Joong-jin, a prosecutor in the city of Mokpo, said ten people were being questioned over the loading and stowing of the Sewol's cargo.Yonhap news agency said 180 vehicles were onboard the ferry along with 1,157 tons of freight. At least some of the freight was in containers stacked on the foredeck.Relatives and friends of the schoolchildren have also gathered at the Danwon High School in the commuter town of Ansan.The vice-principal of the school, Kang Min-gyu, 52, was one of those rescued as the children followed orders and stayed aboard. He hanged himself outside the gym in Jindo, police said.His body was discovered on Friday and police released part of a two-page suicide note."Burn my body and scatter my ashes at the site of the sunken ferry," he wrote. "Perhaps I can become a teacher for the missing students in my next life."(Additional reporting by Chookyung Kim; Writing by James Pearson and David Chance; Editing by Nick Macfie and Raissa Kasolowsky)

Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest
By Gopal Sharma -APR 19,14-YahooNews


KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.The avalanche struck a perilous passage called the Khumbu Icefall, which is riddled with crevasses and piled with serac - or huge chunks of ice - that can break free without warning."We were tied on a rope and carrying gas to camp when there was a sudden hrrrr sound," said Ang Kami Sherpa, 25, one of at least three survivors flown by helicopter to Kathmandu. "We knew it was an avalanche but we couldn't run away or do anything."There was a big chunk of snow that fell over us and swept us away. It looked like clouds, all white," he said in a hospital intensive care unit where he was being treated for a blood clot on his leg and facial injuries.Climbers declared a four-day halt to efforts to scale the 8,848-metre (29,029-ft) summit and, while some decided to abandon their mission, others said they would go ahead after talking to their guides. All of the victims were sherpa mountain guides."Everyone is shaken here at Base Camp. Some climbers are packing up and calling it quits, they want nothing to do with this," Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks Expeditions wrote in a blog.Shocked relatives wondered how they would cope without the men who take huge risks to earn up to $5,000 for a two-month expedition - around 10 times average annual pay in Nepal."He was the only breadwinner in the family," said 17-year-old Phinjum Sherpa, as she waited for the body of her uncle, Tenji Sherpa, at a Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. "We have no one to take care of us."Although relatively low on the mountain, climbers say the icefall is one of the most dangerous places on Mount Everest. There are, however, no safer paths along the famous South Col route scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.Around 100 climbers and guides had already passed beyond the Khumbu Icefall to prepare their attempts on the summit. They are safe, but a new path will have to be made to make it possible to continue the expeditions.Rippel's sherpas had lucky escapes - two returned to base camp five minutes before the avalanche hit, while two were briefly trapped above the avalanche but managed to make their way down, he wrote.Officials said that one body had been recovered in Saturday's rescue effort, leaving three sherpas still missing.

ICE RELEASE

The fatal incident was the result, some climbers said, of a so-called ice release and not a more typical snow avalanche."When the serac hovering off the West Shoulder of Everest collapsed, it sent house-sized ice blocks all over the route," Alan Arnette, a climber and motivational speaker, wrote in an updated blog post from Base Camp."With hanging ice, it may stay there for decades or fall tomorrow - there is no way of knowing or predicting."Sherpas often make 20-25 round trips to carry kit and supplies to advanced camps, exposing them to greater risk. The most endangered are the so-called Icefall Doctors - a team that maintains and  fixes the route."It's always the most dangerous part of the mountain to climb, because the ice is constantly moving, there are so many crevasses and seracs where you need to use ladders and ropes to get through the very technical terrain," Californian climber Adrian Ballinger, of Alpenglow Expeditions, told Reuters.

DEATH RISK

It was first major avalanche of this year's climbing season on Everest, which has been scaled by more than 4,000 climbers.Some 250 mountaineers have died on the mountain, which is on the border between Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet and can be climbed from both sides in a season that is cut short in late May by rainy-season clouds cloaking the Himalayas.Expedition leaders reported that there was anger among some guides after the government announced immediate payments of $400 to the victims' families to cover funeral costs. Dependents of guides killed in the past said compensation did not nearly cover loss of income from the main family breadwinner."The government doesn't do anything for the welfare of sherpas," said Chhechi Sherpa, a sister of 37-year-old Ang Kaji Sherpa, who was killed on Friday and leaves elderly parents and a family with six children."It makes good money from tourists and climbers but doesn't care about the sherpas who struggle to support their families. The government must look after the kids and old parents of those sherpas who died in the avalanche."The government has issued permits to 334 foreign climbers this season, up from 328 for all of last year. An equal number of guides also climb to help the foreign mountaineers.(Additional reporting by Emmett Berg in San Francisco; Writing by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Nick Macfie and Rosalind Russell)

EARTHQUAKES

ISAIAH 42:15
15  I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

MATTHEW 24:7-8
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

MARK 13:8
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

LUKE 21:11
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,(DIFFERNT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME) and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide
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    3.0 18km S of Fern Acres, Hawaii 2014-04-18 14:53:20 UTC-04:00 6.8 km
    3.7 34km NE of Noatak, Alaska 2014-04-18 14:53:04 UTC-04:00 16.5 km
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    5.6 23km ENE of Noatak, Alaska 2014-04-18 14:44:18 UTC-04:00 23.4 km
    4.7 50km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2014-04-18 13:53:44 UTC-04:00 84.4 km
    3.1 14km WNW of Progreso, Mexico 2014-04-18 13:44:32 UTC-04:00 9.7 km
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    7.2 36km NNW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico 2014-04-18 10:27:26 UTC-04:00 24.0 km
  


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