Monday, March 31, 2014
DAY 24 MH370 - MISSING PLANE - NO SIGN OF IT ANYWHERE YET
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 9:15AM MON MAR 31,2014
YESTERDAY THEY HAD 10 SHIPS AND 10 PLANES SCANNING THE SEA FOR DEBRIS. THE MALAYSIAN PM REFUSES TO SAY SORRY TO THE CHINESE FAMILIES ABOUT SAYING IT CRASHED IN THE OCEAN.HE SAYS HE NEVER SAID IT CRASHED.TO ME IT SOUNDED LIKE HE SAID CRASHED.BUT HE SAID MAYBE IT FELL IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.TO ME THATS THE SAME THING.ITS STILL IN THE OCEAN.SO UNTIL THE PLANE IS FOUND IN THE OCEAN.WHAT WE STILL DON'T KNOW IT DONE.IT STILL MIGHT HAVE LANDED SOMEWHERE FROM INDONESIIA TO UZBEKISTAN IN THE NORTH WITH THE KIDNAPPED FREESCALE WORKERS ON IT INSTEAD.
NO SIGHTINGS OF DEBRIS YESTERDAY BY THE 10 PLANES AND 10 SHIPS.THEY WERE GONNA TAKE THE PINGER OUT YESTERDAY TO THE SITE.BUT THEY HAD TO DO TESTS ON IT INSTEAD.SO I HAVE NOT HEARD IF IT LEFT.THEY SAID BY 7AM EST LAST NIGHT IT SHOULD GO TO THE SITE.BUT I NEVER HEARD ANYTHING YET ABOUT IT.THE ITEMS FOUND WERE FISHING EQUIPMENT AND A DEAD JELLYFISH -THE ORANGE ONE.
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 4:00PM MON MAR 31,2014
NOW WE FIND OUT THE ALRIGHT GOODNIGHT WAS A LIE.WHAT IS MALAYSIA DOING.THE ACTUAL CO-PILOT WORDS WERE.GOOD NIGHT MALAYSIAN 3-7-0.WE HAVE SERIOUS CONTRIDICTIONS COMING OUT OF MALAYSIA.WE GOT A SCAM BEING DONE ON US I SMELL.
FINDING PHILIP WOOD
Partner of MH370 passenger acuses governments of cover up on BBC--March 29, 2014 5:40 PM EDT-Partner of MH370 passenger acuses governments of cover up on BBC-In a BBC interview, the partner of missing passenger says that the MH370 flight was stolen and taken to an undisclosed location, due to the number of high-profile passengers aboard with ties to defense contractors.--By John Vibes
MALAYSIA (INTELLIHUB) — Sarah Bajc, a 48-year-old American teacher recently appeared on BBC News to discuss the disappearance of her partner Phillip Wood.Phillip Wood is one of the 277 passengers aboard the missing Malaysian flight. Sarah Bajc is among a large number of friends of family members who don’t believe official reports that the plane crashed and killed everyone inside.The many governments involved in this investigation are not putting forward any evidence to the theories that they are suggesting, and to make matters even more confusing, the apparent evidence continues to change by the day.During her interview on the BBC, Sarah Bajc not only said that the governments involved in the investigation were intentionally misleading the world, but she also called attention to the suspicious number of high-profile people aboard the plane, many of whom had connections with defense contractors.As we reported earlier this week, there were at least 20 passengers on the plane who were “extremely talented and valuable” employees of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd., a Rothschild front group currently researching highly sensitive technology.During the interview Sarah Bajc also said that there is no evidence that the plane crashed at all. She believes that the plane was stolen and taken somewhere, in order to kidnap the high-profile people who were on it.
SARA SAYS IT IN HER OWN WORDS KIDNAPPED-GOVERNMENT COVERUP
FAMILY FACES TRAGEDY
Sara waiting for the coverup to be unlocked.So she can have her kidnapped Boyfriend back to Love.-pic finding philip wood
from-finding philipwood site
pic-finding philip wood
Australia PM vows to continue hunt for missing Malaysia plane
By Michael Martina 1 hour ago-MAR 31,14-YAHOONEWS
PERTH (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had no time limit, despite the failure of an international operation to find any sign of the plane in three weeks of fruitless searching.A total of 20 aircraft and ships were again scouring a massive area in the Indian Ocean some 2,000 km (1,200 miles) west of Perth, where investigators believe the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people came down."I'm certainly not putting a time limit on it," Abbott told reporters after meeting flight crews at Pearce airbase in Perth."The intensity of our search and the magnitude of our operations is increasing, not decreasing," he said, adding that searchers owed it to grieving families of passengers to continue the hunt.Some families have strongly criticized Malaysia's handling of the search and investigation, including the decision last week to say that, based on satellite evidence, the plane had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean on March 8.Abbott rejected suggestions his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, had been too hasty to break that news, given that no confirmed wreckage from the plane has been found and its last sighting on radar was northwest of Malaysia heading towards India."No, the accumulation of evidence is that the aircraft has been lost and it has been lost somewhere in the south of the Indian Ocean," he said.Najib will travel to the western Australian city of Perth, the base for the search, on Wednesday to see the operations first hand, Malaysia's government said.Malaysia says the plane, which disappeared less than an hour into a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, was likely diverted deliberately far off course. Investigators have determined no apparent motive or other red flags among the 227 passengers or the 12 crew.China has also been critical in Malaysia's handling of the case, but in a sign of softening, the official China Daily said it was understandable that not all sensitive information could be made public." Although the Malaysian government's handling of the crisis has been quite clumsy, we need to understand that this is perhaps the most bizarre incident in Asia civil aviation history," the editorial on Monday read."Public opinion should not blame the Malaysian authorities for deliberately covering up information in the absence of hard evidence."
Dozens of items have been spotted since Australian authorities moved the search 1,100 km (685 miles) north after new analysis of radar and satellite data, but none has been linked to Flight MH370.Several orange items recovered on Sunday turned out to be fishing equipment, a spokesman from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said."Yesterday's finds were nothing of note, nothing related to the plane," he said.A multinational air search team and 10 ships, including seven Chinese vessels, two Australian navy craft and a merchant ship, were searching the area on Monday.A Malaysian frigate arrived at HMAS Stirling naval base near Perth for briefings on the search area, AMSA added.The new search area, while closer to Perth and subject to calmer weather, is also closer to an area of the Indian Ocean where currents drag all manner of flotsam and rubbish."I would say the search area is located just outside of what we call the garbage patches," Erik van Sebille, an oceanographer at the University of New South Wales said."However, there is much more debris there than in the Southern Ocean. Debris from Western Australia that ends up in the garbage patches will have to move through the search area."But the greatest problem remains the vast search area, roughly the size of Poland or New Mexico."If you compare this to Air France Flight 447, we had much better positional information of where that aircraft went into the water," U.S. Navy Captain Mark Matthews said on Sunday , referring to a plane that crashed in 2009 near Brazil and which took more than two years to find.Among the vessels due to join the search in the coming days is an Australian defense force ship, the Ocean Shield, that has been fitted with a sophisticated U.S. black box locator and an underwater drone.That equipment cannot be used until "conclusive visual evidence" of debris is found, U.S. Navy spokesman Commander William Marks told CBS's "Face the Nation" program.If no location is found, searchers would have to use sonar to methodically map the bottom of the ocean, he said. "That is an incredibly long process to go through. It is possible, but it could take quite a while," he said.Time is running out because the signal transmitted by the black box will die about 30 days after a crash due to limited battery life, leaving investigators with a vastly more difficult task.Malaysia's acting transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, said he would discuss the deployment of "more specific military assets" during a regional defense ministers' meeting with the United States in Hawaii that he is attending from Tuesday."I shall be discussing with the United States, and our other friends and allies, how best we can acquire the assets needed for possible deep sea search and recovery," said Hishammuddin, who is also Malaysia's defense minister.(Additional reporting by Morag MacKinnon and Matt Siegel in Perth, Jane Wardell and Lincoln Feast in Sydney, Adam Jourdan in Shanghai and Andrea Shalal in Washington; Writing by Lincoln Feast; Editing by Alex Richardson)
OTHER MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE STORIES
RUSSIA - UKRAINE SITUATION WEEK 05
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
THE RUSSIA - UKRAINE SITUATION AT 12:00AM MON MAR 31,14
THIS RUSSIA-UKRAINE SITUATION SHOULD BE THE NUMBER ONE NEWS STORY. BUT WITH THE MISSING PLANE NOW.THE WORLD IS CAPTURED BY IT.THIS PLANE INCIDENT WOULD NOT BE A DIVERSION TACTIC BY SOMEONE TO DISTRACT FROM THIS RUSSIAN POSSIBLE INVASION OF MORE COUNTRIES.THE TRUTH MIGHT COME OUT SOME TIME.
27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
THE RUSSIA - UKRAINE SITUATION AT 9:14AM MON MAR 31,14
Juncker calls for creation of Eurogroup president
Today @ 12:00-mar 31,14-By EUOBSERVER
Former Luxembourg PM and the centre-right's candidate for European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said eurozone finance ministers should be led by a permanent president. 'The US treasury secretary does not work on Ohio during the day and US fiscal policy in evening," he said in Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Chinese currency goes international after German deal
28.03.14 @ 17:37-By EUOBSERVER
BERLIN - Frankfurt is set to become Europe's first trading centre for the Chinese currency (renminbi) following a deal signed Friday during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Germany. A similar deal with the City of London is expected Monday. China aims at transforming the renminbi into a reserve currency.
Germany ready to reinforce Nato-Russia borders
Today @ 09:27-mar 31,14-euobserver-By Andrew Rettman
BERLIN - Germany has said its air force is ready to increase security on Nato’s border with Russia, despite Moscow’s promise not to escalate the crisis in Ukraine.A German defence ministry spokeswoman told the Reuters news agency on Sunday (30 March) “the army could take part in flights to patrol airspace with Awacs machines [surveillance planes] over Romania and Poland as well as training flights in the framework of a Nato air policing mission over Baltic states”.The statement comes after Denmark and the US in the past few weeks agreed to send more than a dozen extra F-16 fighter jets to the region.It also comes after the Pentagon, on Friday, told Nato’s military chief, US general Philip Breedlove, to return from Washington to the Nato HQ in Brussels.Its spokesman said the move “does not foreshadow imminent military action in Ukraine”. But he added that “lack of transparency” and “growing uncertainty” over Russia’s mobilisation of tens of thousands of troops on Ukrainian borders merits caution.Russia has not made any explicit threats to former Communist or former Soviet countries in the Nato alliance.But Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s speech on 18 March, in which he promised to protect ethnic Russians abroad, has raised concerns he could stir up trouble among Russian minorities in Baltic states.He said in a phone call to the White House on Friday that the Russian-occupied region of Transniestria, in EU-aspirant country Moldova, is also in his sights. “[He] pointed out that Transniestria is essentially experiencing a blockade, which significantly complicates the living conditions for the region’s residents, impeding their movement and normal trade and economic activities,” a Kremlin statement on the phone call said.High-level Russia-US diplomacy continued on Sunday when US secretary of state John Kerry held a snap meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Paris.Lavrov told Russian TV ahead of the event that Ukraine should become a federation of autonomous regions, each of which is free to conduct its own “external economic and cultural connections with neighbouring countries”.
He added: “Given the proportion of native Russians [in Ukraine], we propose this and we are sure there is no other way [to solve the crisis].”Kerry told press after the meeting: “It’s not up to us to make any decision or any agreement regarding federalisation. We talked about it. But it’s up to Ukrainians, and Ukrainians will decide their future for themselves.”He noted that Russia has the legal right to amass forces near Ukraine because “the troops are in Russia on Russian soil”.He also said, however: “The question is one of strategic appropriateness and whether it’s smart at this moment in time to have that number of troops massed on a border when you’re trying to send a message conceivably that you want to de-escalate and begin to move in the other direction.”Lavrov in his TV address also scoffed at EU and US blacklists of Russian MPs, officials, and military chiefs. “We find little joy in that, but there are no painful sensations. We have lived through tougher times,” he noted.The EU has threatened to impose broader sanctions on Russian energy firms and banks if Putin invades Ukraine.But for the time being it is business as usual, with Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman proceeding with his acquisition of German energy firm Dea in a deal worth €5.2 billion, and with Russia’s state-owned Gazprom continuing to swap assets with Wintershall, a subsidiary of German company Basf.
Germany mulls military support for NATO's eastern European states
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is considering offering military support to some eastern European members of the NATO defense alliance in response to Russia's seizure of Crimea, news magazine Der Spiegel reported at the weekend.Germany, whose diplomatic clout falls far short of its economic might on the world stage, has said it wants to take a more active international role and Chancellor Angela Merkel and her foreign minister have been active in trying to resolve the Ukraine crisis.However, Germany's Nazi past makes military missions overseas a very sensitive subject.Der Spiegel said the defense ministry was ready to make available up to six aircraft for a strengthened air patrolling mission in parts of eastern Europe. The number of NATO aircraft would be at least doubled, said the magazine.NATO is expanding its air patrolling mission to reassure eastern members of the alliance following events in Ukraine. Der Spiegel quoted German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as saying it was important for NATO to keep a cool head and not get dragged into a military escalation."At the same time, our partners know that we stand for solidarity in the alliance with no ifs and buts and not just when the weather suits," der Spiegel quoted.In response to the report, a defense ministry spokeswoman said any army mission must be first decided by politicians.But once a political decision had been made "the army could take part in flights to patrol airspace with AWACS machines over Romania and Poland as well as training flights in the framework of a NATO air policing mission over Baltic states", she said.Denmark will send six F16 fighters to the Baltic countries to help patrol their airspace, Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said on Thursday, while officials in France signaled earlier this month it might send four planes to Lithuania if NATO decided to boost air defenses.U.S. President Barack Obama said earlier this month that NATO needed to boost its presence in eastern European partner states that feel vulnerable to Russia.(Additional reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by John Stonestreet)
Russian prime minister flaunts grip on Crimea with visit
By Darya Korsunskaya 1 hour ago-MAR 31,14-YAHOONEWS
SIMFEROPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea on Monday by flying to the region and announcing plans to turn it into a special economic zone, defying Western demands to hand the region back to Ukraine.The visit, hours after Russia held talks on Ukraine with the United States, is likely to anger Kiev and the West, which accuse president Vladimir Putin of illegally seizing the Black Sea peninsula after a March 16 referendum they say was a sham.Shortly after landing in Crimea's main city of Simferopol with many members of his cabinet, Medvedev chaired a Russian government meeting attended by Crimean leaders and outlined moves to revive the region's struggling economy."Our aim is to make the peninsula as attractive as possible to investors, so that it can generate sufficient income for its own development. There are opportunities for this - we have taken everything into consideration," he told the televised meeting, sitting at a large desk with Russian flags behind him."And so we have decided to create a special economic zone here. This will allow for the use of special tax and customs regimes in Crimea, and also minimize administrative procedures."In comments that made clear Russia had no plans to give back Crimea, he set out moves to increase wages for some 140,000 state workers in Crimea, boost pensions, turn the region into a tourism hub, protect energy links with the peninsula and improve its roads, railways and airports.Russia's swift takeover of Crimea, following the ouster of Moscow ally Viktor Yanukovich as Ukraine's president in late February, has caused the biggest crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War.Medvedev's visit underlined the impotence of the West and Ukraine to force Russia out following the formal annexation of Crimea, signed by Putin, on March 21.Medvedev arrived in Simferopol hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris late on Sunday and reiterated that Washington considered Russia's actions in Crimea "illegal and illegitimate".The United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on Russian officials, lawmakers and allies of Putin. They are threatening broader measures if Russia, which has forces massed near Ukraine's eastern border, seeks to take more territory.
HEAVY FINANCIAL BURDEN
The absorption of Crimea and its 2 million residents creates an additional financial burden on Russia, which is struggling with slow growth, rising inflation, a weak currency and unusually high capital flight this year.But Medvedev's remarks indicated the Kremlin hopes Crimea, which he said had "colossal prospects" for tourism income, will become quickly self-sufficient.Finance minister Anton Siluanov said last week that Russia would spend up to 243 billion roubles ($6.82 billion) in Crimea this year, to be financed from the budget reserve.The ultimate cost of its action in Crimea is likely to be far higher: analysts in a Reuters poll last week slashed their forecasts for Russian economic growth.The region has an estimated 55 billion rouble budget deficit, and the peninsula has been dependent on Ukraine for 85 percent of its electricity, 90 percent of its drinking water and much of its food.The reliability of those supplies is now in question. The local authorities have said they will nationalize Ukrainian state-owned business, including energy producer Chernomorneftegaz which is exploring for oil and gas offshore.Apart from hosting a Russian naval base, Crimea's biggest industry is tourism as one of the former Soviet Union's few warm seaside resorts. But until now, 60 percent of visitors arrived from other parts of Ukraine, mostly by train.Making it an attractive destination for Russians will be more difficult, since they mainly arrive by air and have a wider choice of holiday destinations. Crimea would have to compete with Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Egypt, as well as Russia's own brand new $50 billion Black Sea Olympic resort in Sochi.Kerry said after talks with Lavrov in Paris on Sunday that progress on resolving the crisis over Ukraine depended on a Russian troop pullback from Ukraine's borders.Moscow has said the buildup is part of Russian military exercises. It wants assurances that Russian-speaking regions in eastern and southern regions of Ukraine have extensive autonomy and wants Russian established as the second state language.(Additional reporting by Steve Gutterman and Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Timothy Heritage; Editing by Peter Graff)
OTHER RUSSIA-UKRAINE NEWS I DONE
800 ROCKETS FIRED IN BOTH THE SEAS BY NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)
DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(4 WINDS OF THE WORLD-WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(COULD ALSO MEAN THE 4 CORNERS OF THE EARTH OR WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
ANGEL OF ASIA TO DR DOCTORIAN
But the angel said,Millions will die in China and in India. Nation will be against nation, brother against brother. Asians will fight each other. Nuclear weapons shall be used, killing millions. Twice I heard the words, Catastrophic! Catastrophic! then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.
North, South Korea trade artillery rounds into the sea-By Jack Kim 3 hours ago-mar 31,14-YAHOONEWS-Residents gather at a shelter on Baengnyeongdo, an island near the border with North Korea
NORTH KOREA SHOT 500 ROCKETS INTO SOUTH KOEAS SEA AND SOUTH KOREA FIRED 300 ROCKETS INTO NORTH KOREAS SEA.THE FIRST BLOOD MOON IS APRIL 16,14.ITS NO ACCIDENT THAT WAR SABERING IS STARTING UP.WE WILL SEE IF ISRAEL GETS IRAN AT THIS TIME ALSO.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul said, but the exercise appeared to be more saber rattling from Pyongyang rather than the start of a military standoff.The North had flagged its intentions to conduct the exercise in response to U.N. condemnation of last week's missile launches by Pyongyang and against what it says are threatening military drills in the South by U.S. forces.North Korea also accused the South of "gangster-like" behavior at the weekend by "abducting" one of its fishing boats and threatened to retaliate. The South said it had sent the boat back after it drifted into its waters.More than 100 North Korean shells out of 500 or so fired landed in South Korean waters, prompting marines from the South to fire back with more than 300 rounds in the North's waters, defense officials in Seoul said.Seoul also scrambled F-15s on its side of the maritime border, they said."We believe the North's maritime firing is a planned provocation and an attempt to test our military's determination to defend the Northern Limit Line and to get an upper hand in South-North relations," South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said.The Northern Limit Line, a maritime border that wraps itself round a part of the North's coastline, has been the scene of frequent clashes and in 2010, four people were killed when North Korea shelled the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong."It's up to the two militaries either to recognize or reject their own claimed line, and challenge the other's - this goes back and forth, so this is probably another episode of that," said Daniel Pinkston of the International Crisis Group.Earlier in 2010, a South Korean naval vessel was sunk close to the line by what an international commission said was a North Korean torpedo, although the North denies involvement.The line was drawn up at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War and North Korea does not recognize it. The two sides are still technically at war as the conflict ended in a mere truce, not a treaty.The residents of Baengnyeong island, one of the remote islands close to the firing area, were evacuated to bomb shelters as a precaution, a government official said by telephone.North Korea has ratcheted up its rhetoric in recent weeks and conducted a series of missile launches, mostly short range, in response to what it sees as the threat posed by a series of joint U.S.-South Korean military drills that are held annually.
The current drill called Foal Eagle ends on April 18.
"At a time that South Korea and the United States are conducting military exercises using sophisticated equipment, the North is unlikely to be reckless enough to do anything that will lead to a sharp worsening of situation," said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul."There is an element of trying to show displeasure at the South Korea-U.S. drills and to pressure the South, but it doesn't seem the North wants this to blow up into something bigger."China, which hosted several rounds of now-defunct multilateral talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear weapons program, nevertheless said it was concerned at the exchange of fire and called for restraint from both sides."The temperature is rising at present on the Korean peninsula, and this worries us," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in Beijing.He added that China was also concerned by the North's threat to carry out more nuclear tests.North Korea threatened nuclear strikes against the South and the United States last year after the United Nations tightened sanctions against it for conducting its third nuclear test.Financial markets in South Korea were unmoved by the latest developments with the stock market's benchmark KOSPI turning higher from early losses to finish up 0.2 percent and the won extending gains to end onshore trade up 0.4 percent against the dollar.(Additional reporting by James Pearson, Ju-min Park, Choonsik Yoo and Narae Kim in Seoul and Megha Rajagopalan in Beijing; Editing by Nick Macfie)
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:3
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant,(7 YR TREATY) he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.(THE WORLD LEADER-WAR MONGER CALLS HIMSELF GOD)
20 And Isaac was forty years old (A BIBLE GENERATION NUMBER=1967 + 40=2007+) when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children (2 NATIONS IN HER-ISRAEL-ARABS) struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels;(ISRAEL AND THE ARABS) and the one people shall be stronger than the other people;(ISRAEL STRONGER THAN ARABS) and the elder shall serve the younger.(LITERALLY ISRAEL THE YOUNGER RULES (ISSAC)(JACOB-LATER NAME CHANGED TO ISRAEL) OVER THE OLDER ARABS (ISHMAEL)(ESAU)
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.(THE OLDER AN ARAB)
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob:(THE YOUNGER-ISRAELI) and Isaac was threescore (60) years old when she bare them.(1967 + 60=2027)(COULD BE THE LAST GENERATION WHEN JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED AMOUNG THE 2 TWINS)(THE 2 TWINS WANT JERUSALEM-THE DIVISION OF JERUSALEM TODAY)(AND WHOS IN CONTROL OF JERUSALEM TODAY-THE YOUNGER ISSAC-JACOB-ISRAEL)(AND WHO WANTS JERUSALEM DIVIDED-THE OLDER,ESAU-ISHMAEL (THE ARABS)
ISAIAH 28:14-19 (THIS IS THE 7 YR TREATY COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27)
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
Building Freeze instead of Terrorist Releases?-Former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin pushes construction freeze as a means of saving peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.By Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin-First Publish: 3/31/2014, 3:38 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS
Former Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) head Yuval Diskin strongly criticized the practice of releasing terrorists as a preconditon to peace talks, and joined left-wing MKs in suggesting that a building freeze in Judea and Samaria is a better option for "gestures" to the Palestinian Authority (PA). "We should remember that this terrorist release move would not have taken place at the current timing and could have been postponed to advanced stages of the negotiations, had there been a willingness to freeze settlement construction – even temporarily," Diskin claimed, in an article published in Yediot Aharonot on Monday." Such a move could have been of great value to the Palestinians, and I believe it contains diplomatic and political logic, not to mention the fact that it is a reversible move which could be canceled later on – unlike the release of terrorists." Diskin also attacked the leadership of the Jewish Home party and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu - as he has in the past - and noted that the first batch of terrorist releases was carried out relatively quietly. According to Diskin, this was due to a political deal between the Prime Minister and Jewish Home - the latter of which plays a large role in resistance to the terrorist releases, in his words. "The first stage of the terrorist release went by relatively peacefully, mainly due to a political deal which was likely devised between the prime minister and the leader of Jewish Home, the party which is now playing the role of leading the opposition to the release," he accused. "As part of the deal, Jewish Home would turn a blind eye to the deeply controversial release in exchange for 'hush money' in the form of new settlement construction bids for every stage." The claim that the Jewish Home agreed to a prisoner release in exchange for continued construction in Judea and Samaria has been strenuously denied by the party. The Palestinian Authority has similarly denied that any such deal ever took place, and insists that Israel must freeze all construction in Judea-Samaria if talks are to continue beyond the end of April. It is worth noting, however, that a "settlement freeze" was never stipulated as a precondition to the current talks.Diskin stressed that he is "firmly against releasing terrorists under pressure or under extortion of any kind of terror attack for the purpose of bargaining, even at the cost of failing to free a kidnapped soldier or citizen" and noted that he is "saying this as a father to three children who are serving simultaneously in IDF combat units." "I believe that even if this decision is completely legal as far as the government is concerned, such a release under pressure impairs the State of Israel's deterrence ability, conveys weakness, encourages additional acts of terror for the purpose of bargaining, re-strengthens the terror infrastructures and seriously hurts the feelings of the terror victims' families and broad parts of the Israeli public," he continued.
"On the other hand, I do believe that in special cases a government can make a decision to release terrorists – at its own initiative – in order to advance a peace process, but not under extortion or pressure from a terror organization or a different country." "In light of its high public sensitivity, such a move should be postponed as much as possible to the latest stages of the negotiations when there have already been significant achievements or progress and when it can be explained to the public and to the families of terror victims." Turning to calls for the government to "balance-out" any release of Arab terrorists by releasing the handful of Jewish terrorists currently in Israeli jails, Diskin said the two cases cannot be compared."I also find serious fault in the idea to bind the release of Palestinian terrorists with the release of Jewish terrorists. I see no justification for terror attacks committed by Jewish citizens of the State of Israel, a country which has a strong army, a security agency, a secret service and a police," he declared. "When the state's citizens take the law into their hands and use terror against innocent people, they are committing a serious and dangerous act like no other, and should be treated with extra severity." "A merciful attitude towards such cases, as we have already seen in the State of Israel in the 'Jewish Underground' case, is wrong, and could encourage a repeat of this outline and undermines our moral justification for seriously punishing those involved in terror on the Palestinian side," he continued. "And so, political deals which bind the release of Jewish terrorists in order to 'sweeten the bitter pill' of releasing Palestinian terrorists are fundamentally wrong in my opinion." Diskin concluded the article by saying that a freeze would continue talks with the PA while also breaking "a situation of an ongoing act of terror for the purpose of bargaining, without any real return in the form of peace," in his words. To him, the move would save both sides from admitting that "talks are a failure" and the Israeli public from confusion over the releases, which he notes "have lacked any diplomatic benefit so far."
Kerry Makes Sudden Unannounced Israel Visit in Bid to Save Talks-In an attempt to salvage failing peace talks, Kerry makes another visit to Israel to meet with Netanyahu, Abbas.-By Ari Yashar-First Publish: 3/31/2014, 2:32 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS
US Secretary of State John Kerry will be making another visit to Israel on Monday, in yet another attempt to save the failing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).The sudden visit was revealed to AFP by State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki. Kerry was reportedly considering the visit while in Paris on Sunday, and later Sunday night called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in what apparently was an effort to coordinate the last-minute visit."Our negotiating team has been working with both parties on the ground to help them agree on a path forward, and Secretary Kerry has kept in close touch with his counterparts by phone," Psaki noted. "After consulting with his team, Secretary Kerry decided it would be productive to return to the region."Psaki reported that Kerry will be in Israel on Monday and Tuesday, and aside from meeting Netanyahu in Jerusalem will likely meet PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Kerry interrupted a trip to Rome to meet with Abbas just last Wednesday, amid the failing talks."Over the course of the last eight months, the Israelis and Palestinians have both made tough choices, and as we work with them to determine the next steps, it is important they remember that only peace will bring the Israeli and Palestinian people both the security and economic prosperity they all.deserve," Psaki added.While in Paris on Sunday, Kerry told reporters that it was not yet appropriate for the US to make any public judgement about the peace talks "at this important moment.""It's really a question between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and what prime minister Netanyahu is prepared to do," Kerry stated. "We'll see where we are tomorrow when some judgments have to be made."The fourth and final batch of terrorist releases was refused by Israel on Saturday. Netanyahu reportedly told Kerry that if the release went through it risked toppling his government, given the widespread protest of the unpopular "gesture" to promote the peace talks.The PA has threatened that it will go to the UN this week in unilateral moves for international recognition, in violation of the peace talk conditions, if the terrorists were not released. It has yet to follow through on that threat.Abbas has brought the talks to a loggerhead by adamantly refusing to recognize Israel as the Jewish state. Kerry's visit apparently aims to deal with the massive difficulties faced on all fronts by the peace talks he initiated.
Israel hands Palestinians proposal to extend peace talks-US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Netanyahu from Paris in bid to salvage peace talks on the verge of collapse.-By AFP March 31, 2014, 6:08 am 13-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel on Sunday handed the Palestinians a proposal they hope will lead to an extension of their peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, as efforts to salvage the negotiations came to a head.The fate of the US-brokered peace process could be decided within days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier, warning that “either the matter will be resolved or it will blow up.”Netanyahu’s remarks to ministers from his rightwing Likud party came as US officials were working around the clock to prevent a collapse of the negotiations over a dispute about Palestinian prisoners.“In any case, there won’t be any deal without Israel knowing clearly what it will get in exchange,” Netanyahu said.According to a Palestinian official, Israel presented Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with a draft agreement to relaunch talks. Abbas was to examine the proposal during the night, he said.An Israeli official would not provide details on the proposal but told AFP: “Now the Palestinians need to reply if they are willing to continue negotiations.”With the talks teetering on the brink of collapse, Washington, which pushed the sides to relaunch talks in July, has been fighting an uphill battle to coax them into accepting a framework proposal which would extend the negotiations beyond April 29.But the issue has become tied up with the fate of 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners who Israel was to have freed this weekend under the terms agreed to relaunch talks.Israel on Friday informed the Palestinians they would not free the prisoners, with the US State Department confirming it was working “intensively” to resolve the dispute.US officials said Secretary of State John Kerry, in Paris Sunday, spoke with Netanyahu.After those talks, Kerry told reporters in the French capital that it was not yet appropriate for the US to make any public judgement of the situation “at this important moment.”“It’s really a question between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and what prime minister Netanyahu is prepared to do,” he added.“We’ll see where we are tomorrow when some judgments have to be made.”Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said “this is a critical week for the Israeli-Palestinian issue” noting Kerry’s “efforts” and the “commitment and contribution of President (Barack) Obama towards this endeavor.”Ya’alon, who made the remarks during a meeting with chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff General Martin Dempsey, had recently criticized Washington’s foreign policy and reportedly called Kerry’s peacemaking efforts “obsessive” and “messianic.”The Palestinians say they will not even consider extending the talks without the prisoners being freed, but Israel has refused to release them without a Palestinian commitment to continue the talks, prompting a fresh crisis of confidence.“We agreed to the fourth batch,” Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told reporters on Sunday, while stressing it would not happen as long as Abbas was preparing to “blow up the negotiations” the very next day.President Shimon Peres, from a visit to Austria, said the sides were “working around the clock in an effort to reach a breakthrough in the talks.”“I hope that in the coming days there will be positive developments in the negotiations,” he said.
‘Ball in Israel court’
“The ball is now in Israel’s court,” Palestinian prisoners minister Issa Qaraqaa told Voice of Palestine radio, saying the leadership was expecting an answer from the Israeli government within 24 hours.Aside from the release of the 26 veteran detainees, Abbas reportedly wants an Israeli commitment to free more prisoners as one of his conditions for agreeing to extend the talks.An Israeli official told AFP on Saturday that Israel was willing to free the prisoners but the Palestinians were “creating difficulties.”Under the deal that relaunched peace talks, Israel agreed to release 104 prisoners held since before the 1993 Oslo peace accords in exchange for the Palestinians freezing all efforts to seek further international recognition.So far, Israel has freed 78 of them in three batches, and the last group — which the Palestinians insist includes 14 Arab Israelis jailed for terrorist attacks — was to have been released on March 29.
Abbas demanded release of Palestinian leaders’-PA president told Obama that negotiations will not continue without mass prisoner release, settlement moratorium, official says-By Elhanan Miller March 31, 2014, 3:23 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas presented to US President Barack Obama two conditions for extending the deadline for negotiations with Israel: a complete settlement freeze, and the release of some 600 prisoners based on a set of Palestinian-determined criteria, a Palestinian official told The Times of Israel on Monday.Kadoura Fares, a former Palestinian minister and current head of the Palestinian Prisoners Club, a nongovernmental organization dealing with prisoners’ rights, said that during his meeting with Obama in the US on March 17, Abbas demanded the release of three Palestinian leaders sentenced to long prison terms by Israel during the Second Intifada for their involvement in terror activities, in addition to a complete moratorium on settlement construction.The three leaders are Fatah official Marwan Barghouti, convicted of five counts of murder in 2004; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Secretary General Ahmad Saadat, sentenced by a military court in 2008 for his involvement in the assassination of Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze’evi; and Fouad Shoubaki, a close associate of Yasser Arafat, sentenced in 2009 to 20 years in prison for his involvement in organizing the smuggling of arms into the Palestinian territories in 2002 aboard the ship Karine A.In addition, Abbas demanded the release of severely ill prisoners, estimated by Fares to number 100-120; 19 women; children under the age of 18; and prisoners held by Israel in administrative detention. Fares estimated the total number of prisoners falling into those categories at 600.He expected that the only group of prisoners to upset Israeli public opinion would be the three leaders.“If Israel wants to place hurdles, it will focus on Ahmad Saadat and Marwan Barghouti. It will whine that they are so dangerous, which is of course not true,” Fares said.“As for the others: The sick prisoners will be transferred directly from prison to hospitals — we’re talking about chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, paralysis or severe psychiatric issues; the women — none of them did anything that can cause a problem in Israeli public opinion, only trivial things; the children [were arrested] for stone throwing; and the administrative detainees were never indicted, and include 11 elected members of the Legislative Council,” he said.The Palestinian leadership will “under no circumstances” agree to forgo the release of 14 Israeli Arabs expected to be included in the final phase of prisoner release this week, Fares added.“The Israeli prisoners are an integral part [of the deal], and it’s a matter of life and death. No one has the legitimacy to give them up,” he said.The Times of Israel reported on Saturday that Israel offered to release 400 prisoners in exchange for a Palestinian agreement to extend negotiations until the end of the year.Responding to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the prisoner issue will be resolved “within days,” but insisted that Israel would free no more prisoners unless it knows exactly what it will get in return.The release of Israeli Arab prisoners would require a special Israeli government vote, which has so far not been scheduled.“We must stop the old and miserable Israeli habit of treating the [Palestinian] prisoners as numbers, as a herd,” Fares said on Monday. “We should not cite numbers at all, but focus on criteria. The Palestinian leadership should be party to setting the criteria; it’s not an exclusive matter for Israel to deal with, or a domestic Israeli issue.”On Monday evening, Abbas is scheduled to meet with the PLO’s Executive Committee, an 18-member body comprising the movement’s senior leadership. Fares said Abbas would update the leadership on the situation and reach operative decisions.“If we remain stuck, I don’t think Abu Mazen (Abbas) and the leadership will agree for things to remain stuck for long. We must proceed to real negotiations, not for negotiations to serve as cover while Israel continues building settlements.”
PA: Talks can go on if Israel frees 1,000 prisoners-Abbas also demands settlement freeze and transfer of some Area C regions to the Palestinian control-By Avi Issacharoff March 30, 2014, 4:09 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The Palestinian leadership presented an offer to American mediators – that Israel release 1,000 more prisoners, of the Palestinian Authority’s choosing and in exchange, peace talks would be extended until the end of 2014. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas also demanded that Israel freeze settlement construction and transfer some Area C regions to the Palestinian Authority’s control.The Palestinian Authority was holding intensive talks Sunday to discuss the matter further.On Saturday, The Times of Israel learned from a Palestinian source that Jerusalem, backed by Washington, offered to release 400 more prisoners of Israel’s choosing, in addition to a fourth and final group of longtime terrorism convicts who were set to go free this weekend – on the condition that the Palestinian Authority agrees to prolong the ongoing negotiations beyond the April 29 deadline.Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, who has resigned several times since peace talks started up again in July under US mediation, said Sunday that he was still holding talks with Jerusalem and Washington, far from the public eye.On the prisoner release that was meant to take place Saturday, Erekat said it might still be carried out, as Israel was obligated to release inmates imprisoned before the Oslo Accords.Erekat stressed that Abbas was making every effort to secure the prisoners’ release independent of any agreement to extend the talks. In return, the Palestinians would continue to abide by their obligation to refrain from applying to UN and other international bodies for the duration of the talks.On Saturday, some sources claimed Israel was holding off on freeing the prisoners because of rumors that the PA would back out of peace talks once the fourth group of convicts was released. Israel has also balked at releasing Israeli Arabs.As of Saturday evening, however, Abbas was insisting that the prisoners be released before he would consider extending the talks beyond their current deadline.Saturday’s offer had stipulated that Israel would determine which additional 400 security prisoners would go free, Palestinian sources said.Israel is said to be holding close to 5,000 Palestinian security prisoners.Jewish Home’s Uri Ariel, the minister of housing and construction, was said to be ready to recommend that his right-wing party leave the coalition if the release of the extra prisoners goes through. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, a member of Netanyahu’s own Likud party, told Israel Radio Saturday night that he was against the release of all further prisoners, and that moves to free them should be stopped immediately, particularly “since there hasn’t been any forward movement in the peace process.”The Minister of Prisoners in the PA, Issa Karake, on Saturday night urged Abbas to leave the negotiations and instead take the cause of Palestinian statehood to the UN and other international organizations if Israel does not release the fourth group of prisoners within the next few days.State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday night, “In regard to reports this evening on an agreement on the release of prisoners, no deal has been arrived at, and we continue to work intensively with both sides. Any claims to the contrary are inaccurate.”Meanwhile, US Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk met with Erekat and Israel’s envoy to the peace talks, Yitzhak Molcho, in Jerusalem Saturday night. Erekat was quoted by Army Radio saying he believed the deadlock would be broken and the fourth group of prisoners would go free early in the coming week.Earlier Saturday, it was reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told US Secretary of State John Kerry that he feared his coalition could fall apart if Israel frees the fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners who were slated for release this weekend — among them 14 Israeli Arabs.Citing sources in the Palestinian Authority, the London-based pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper reported that US negotiators had told Abbas Netanyahu feared his coalition, which includes the right-wing Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu parties, might disintegrate over the prisoner release.
2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous (DANGEROUS) times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
03/28/2014 - VATICAN INSIDER -Obama's attempt to kiss and make up with US Catholics-The political and religious consequences of Obama’s meeting with the Pope-Paolo Mastrolilli
Rome-Obama’s visit to the Pope showed Catholic voters that the Church is not an extension of the Republican Party. Journalist Michael Sean Winters’s comment is pretty frank but sums up well the key elements of yesterday’s papal audience with US President Barack Obama. It is true that the President had ethical and spiritual reasons for wanting to meet the Pope and seemed genuinely amazed when he defined Francis as someone who is able to inspire people and get them to focus on the world’s problems. In answer to a question about whether he was considering forming an alliance with Francis, the President laughed saying: “I don’t think His Holiness envisions entering into a partnership or a coalition with any political figure on any issue. His job is a little more elevated,” he added. “We are down on the ground dealing with the often profane. He’s pretty much with higher powers.”But Obama’s practical solutions must also have the consensus of voters and he has clashed with the Catholic hierarchy over some of these. In an interview given a few days ago, Cardinal Burke dubbed Obama’s policies “anti-Christian” and Archbishop Chaput accused the University of Notre Dame of prostituting itself because it invited President Obama to visit it. During the 2012 presidential elections, many bishops did not hide their opposition to the prospect of Obama’s re-election. These kinds of sentiments could have a negative impact for Democrats in November’s mid-term elections. Catholics are divided: about 45% are Republicans, 45% Democrats and the rest are undecided; their fluctuations could influence election results in decisive States like Ohio and Pennsylvania.It is social issues, namely abortion, contraception and same-sex marriage that lie at the centre of misunderstandings between the President and the Catholic hierarchy. The President’s meeting with Francis, who has invited the Church not to focus all its attention just on these topics, helped show that it is ok not to agree on every single point, but it is important to discuss and collaborate on common issues such as the fight against poverty. Will some bishops now say that the Pope prostituted himself because he received the President in audience? Winters asks. Obama said social issues hardly came up during their discussions. It was the Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and the statement issued by the Holy See that brought them up. The Vatican underlined both the differences but also the points the two parties had in common, such as immigration for example. This willingness to engage in dialogue is an important step forward that will help Obama in his relations with Catholics.
1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.
4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
Churches to honor victims as Washington state mudslide death toll climbs-By Jonathan Kaminsky and Bryan Cohen 5 hours ago-MAR 30,14-Yahoonews
ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Churches planned services on Sunday to offer prayers for the victims of last week's devastating mudslide in Washington state as the death toll from the disaster kept rising but the number of missing fell sharply.The presumed body count rose to 28 on Saturday from the March 22 catastrophe northeast of Seattle, with the official tally of those killed now 18 based on bodies extricated and identified by medical examiners.But despite the grim toll, news also came that the number of missing fell to 30 from 90 as officials were able to account for dozens of people as "safe and well."Rescue and recovery workers pushed through wind and rain on Saturday to comb through debris a week after a rain-soaked hillside above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River gave way without warning and sent a wall of mud cascading over dozens of homes near the rural Washington town of Oso.Churches will lead prayers on Sunday for victims and their families as well as rescue workers who have been searching through a debris field that covers a square mile (2.6 square km).Gordy Beil, a 63-year-old photographer and painter in Darrington, about 10 miles from Oso, said he anticipated a painful service at the Episcopal church he plans to attend on Sunday morning."It will be good for people to go and get what they need to get out of it," he said.Don Little, 66, a Redmond, Washington, resident in town to visit his son, said he would attend the Church of God of Prophecy in Darrington, where one of the congregants has a husband among the missing and is having a hard time grasping that he is gone.Those at the service will be praying both for the miracle of his safety and for the woman's coming to accept her loss with a measure of peace, Little said."She's still hoping beyond hope that they find him alive, and everybody's wishing for that," he said. "Sometimes we don't get what we really want but we've got to learn to accept things."
Funeral preparations are also beginning for those lost in the tragedy.At the Weller Funeral Home in the town of Arlington, only a few miles from the site of the mudslide, staff members who typically plan two to three funerals weekly are preparing for 12 this week."Some people who have come here, they've only found one family member, and they're now searching for the fourth or fifth or sixth member of the family," said Diane Wilson-simon, who helps families plan services at the funeral home.No one has been pulled alive from the rubble since the day the landslide hit, when at least eight people were injured but survived. Rescuers have found no signs of life since then.Ron Brown, a Snohomish County official involved in search-and-rescue operations, said the debris field may end up being the final resting place for some victims, who may be buried so thoroughly they cannot be found."That's going to be hallowed ground out there," he said.In addition to prayers, many are offering donations of money, food, clothing and other items.At the Weller Funeral Home, Wilson-simon said she had been overwhelmed by the generosity of people who had donated to help pay for victims' funerals."It's just overwhelming to see so much loss of life, but heartwarming to see so much outpouring of community support," she said."(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky in Darrington, Wash., and Bryan Cohen in Arlington, Washington; Writing by Carey Gillam; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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.
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.
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.
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
28 earthquakes - DownloadUpdated: 2014-03-31 07:27:10 UTC-05:00Showing event times using Local System Time (UTC-05:00)28 earthquakes in map area
5.0 155km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu 2014-03-31 04:53:12 UTC-05:00 228.2 km
3.0 8km NW of The Geysers, California 2014-03-31 01:33:50 UTC-05:00 2.6 km
2.8 80km W of Anchor Point, Alaska 2014-03-31 01:13:21 UTC-05:00 100.0 km
2.5 29km NNW of Searles Valley, California 2014-03-31 00:21:01 UTC-05:00 0.1 km
2.7 87km SE of Whittier, Alaska 2014-03-30 23:17:14 UTC-05:00 6.6 km
4.7 83km SSW of Painan, Indonesia 2014-03-30 23:11:58 UTC-05:00 46.5 km
2.6 26km NNE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska 2014-03-30 22:07:01 UTC-05:00 17.7 km
3.0 62km W of Kalaoa, Hawaii 2014-03-30 21:08:02 UTC-05:00 5.6 km
4.4 105km SSE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile 2014-03-30 20:28:15 UTC-05:00 156.3 km
5.0 58km NE of Palmerston North, New Zealand 2014-03-30 20:01:23 UTC-05:00 36.2 km
2.7 16km E of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-03-30 19:54:02 UTC-05:00 4.2 km
2.8 51km NE of Kernville, California 2014-03-30 15:35:38 UTC-05:00 0.0 km
4.7 South of the Fiji Islands 2014-03-30 15:09:43 UTC-05:00 169.0 km
3.0 69km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2014-03-30 14:35:54 UTC-05:00 116.0 km
2.9 29km NNW of Searles Valley, California 2014-03-30 14:18:25 UTC-05:00 1.0 km
5.3 102km E of Maindong, China 2014-03-30 12:10:16 UTC-05:00 25.5 km
2.7 1km S of La Habra, California 2014-03-30 11:05:00 UTC-05:00 0.4 km
4.6 141km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal 2014-03-30 10:16:28 UTC-05:00 19.3 km
3.3 32km ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana 2014-03-30 10:12:24 UTC-05:00 6.0 km
3.1 32km ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana 2014-03-30 10:07:49 UTC-05:00 6.6 km
4.2 104km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia 2014-03-30 09:58:23 UTC-05:00 57.6 km
4.3 156km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia 2014-03-30 09:47:03 UTC-05:00 52.2 km
4.5 20km N of Crescent, Oklahoma 2014-03-30 09:09:59 UTC-05:00 3.8 km
2.5 33km ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana 2014-03-30 08:56:40 UTC-05:00 7.7 km
3.1 34km ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana 2014-03-30 08:30:52 UTC-05:00 4.5 km
3.2 16km N of Crescent, Oklahoma 2014-03-30 07:49:42 UTC-05:00 5.3 km
4.6 152km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia 2014-03-30 07:46:08 UTC-05:00 42.6 km
4.8 37km ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana 2014-03-30 07:34:39 UTC-05:00 6.8 km
Sunday, March 30, 2014
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DAY 23 MH370 - MISSING PLANE -NO SIGN OF IT ANYWHERE YET
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 11:30AM SUN MAR 30,2014
NONE OF THE DEBRIS THEY FOUND YESTERDAY IS FROM THE PLANE.I THINK THEY FOUND MORE TO CHECK TODAY.THERES 35 CHINESE FAMILY MEMBERS IN KUALA LUMPUR DEMANDING THAT MALAYSIA FIND THEIR LOVED ONES.THEY WANT AN APOLOGY FOR SAYING THE PLANE IS IN THE OCEAN WHEN THERES NO PROOF.AND THEY WANT TO TALK TO THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT FUTHUR ABOUT IT.THERE GOING TO USE AN UNDERWATER DRONE TO TRY TO LOOK FOR THE PLANE.SINCE THERES ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT BEFOR THE BLACK BOX BATTERIES BURN OUT.
TONIGHT AT 10PM ON THE PATIONATE EYE CBC THEY WILL BE CONCENTRATING ON THE MISSING PLANE.FROM MANY POINTS OF VIEW.THATS SUN MAR 30,14 10PM ON CBC CANADA.
Long search looms for Malaysia jet, families renew protests-By Matt Siegel and Rujun Shen 15 minutes ago-MAR 30,14-Yahoonews-Black box locator is days away from new search zone
HMAS STIRLING NAVAL BASE, Australia/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - T he search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could take years, U.S. Navy officials suggested on Sunday, as search and rescue officials raced to locate the plane's black box recorder days before its batteries are set to die.Ten ships and as many aircraft are searching a massive area in the Indian Ocean west of Perth, trying to find some trace of the aircraft, which went missing more than three weeks ago and is presumed to have crashed.The chief of the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center, He Jianzhong, told the Xinhua state news agency no objects linked to the plane had been found on Sunday, and that Chinese vessels would expand their search area.Numerous objects have been spotted in the two days since Australian authorities moved the search 1,100 km (685 miles) after new analysis of radar and satellite data concluded the Boeing 777 travelled faster and for a shorter distance after vanishing from civilian radar screens on March 8. None has been confirmed as coming from Flight MH370.U.S. Navy Captain Mark Matthews, who is in charge of the U.S. Towed Pinger Locator (TPL), told journalists at Stirling Naval Base near Perth that the lack of information about where the plane went down seriously hampers the ability to find it."Right now the search area is basically the size of the Indian Ocean, which would take an untenable amount of time to search," he said."If you compare this to Air France flight 447, we had much better positional information of where that aircraft went into the water," he said, referring to a plane that crashed in 2009 near Brazil and which took more than two years to find.The U.S. Navy cannot use the pinger locator and other sonar used to listen for the beacons on the aircraft's flight data and cockpit voice recorders until "conclusive visual evidence" of debris is found, U.S. Navy spokesman Commander William Marks told CBS' "Face the Nation" program.If no location is found, searchers would have to use sonar to slowly and methodically map the bottom of the ocean, he said. "That is an incredibly long process to go through. It is possible, but it could take quite a while," he said.Among the vessels to join the search is an Australian defense force ship, the Ocean Shield, that has been fitted with a sophisticated U.S. black box locator and an underwater drone.Australia, which is coordinating the search in the southern Indian Ocean, said it had established a new body to oversee the investigation and issued countries involved in the search a set of protocols to abide by should any wreckage be found.Malaysia says the plane, which disappeared less than an hour into a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, was likely diverted deliberately. Investigators have determined no apparent motive or other red flags among the 227 passengers or the 12 crew.
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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said aircraft from China, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the United States were involved in the search on Sunday.The search has involved unprecedented cooperation between more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships but has also been hampered by regional rivalries and an apparent reluctance to share potentially crucial information due to security concerns.Asked if more resources could added to the international effort, U.S. Navy spokesman Marks told CBS, "We have about as many assets out there as we can. You have to wonder if the debris is even out there. If we fly over something, we will see it."This week, Australia issued a set of rules and guidelines to all parties involved in the search, giving Malaysia authority over the investigation of any debris to be conducted on Australian soil, a spokeswoman at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told Reuters."Australia intends to bring the wreckage ashore at Perth and hold it securely for the purposes of the Malaysian investigation," the spokeswoman said.Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Sunday appointed a former chief of Australia's defense forces, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, to lead a new Joint Agency Coordination Centre-The JACC will coordinate communication between all international partners as well as with the families of passengers, many of whom are expected to travel to Perth.
The Malaysian government has come under strong criticism from China, home to more than 150 of the passengers, where relatives of the missing have accused the government of "delays and deception".On Sunday, dozens of angry relatives of Chinese passengers from Beijing met with Chinese embassy officials in Kuala Lumpur, piling more pressure on the Malaysian government over its handling of the case."We arrived here this morning with sorrow and anxiety, because the special envoy from Malaysia, the so called high-level tech team, did not give us any effective information in meetings that took place in three consecutive days," said Jiang Hui, a relative of one of the victims."We want the Malaysian government to apologize for giving out confusing information in the past week which caused the delay in the search and rescue effort."(Additional reporting by Morag MacKinnon and Michael Martina in Perth, Lincoln Feast in Sydney, Paul Carsten and Xihao Jiang in Beijing, Andrea Shalal in Washington; Editing by Dean Yates, Jeremy Laurence and Frances Kerry)
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 12:00AM SUN MAR 30,2014
WOULD A SITUATION LIKE THIS NOT BE THE MOTHER OF ALL FALSE FLAGS.IF IT DEALT WITH GOVERNMENTS-PLANES-20 DEFENCE ENGINEERS OF FREESCALE MISSING OR POSSIBLY KIDNAPPED.AND A GIGANTIC COMPANY THATS INTO EVERYTHING.A COMPETITOR WE MIGHT SAY.JUST MY THOUGHTS SPEAKING HERE AGAIN.BUT WE ARE LOOKING FOR MOTIVES.AND BIG COMPANIES HAVE BIG BUCKS TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT THEY WANT DONE ESPECIALY IF THEY WORK FOR GOVERNMENTS.AND IF THEY HAD THE MEDIA ON THE SIDE OF THE FALSE FLAG.
Patent suit targets Intel, Freescale, Marvell-Dylan McGrath-8/24/2011 04:32 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO—A company going by the name Power Management Systems LLC filed a complaint earlier this week in U.S. federal court charging that semiconductor vendors Intel Corp., Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Marvell Technology Group Ltd. market chips that infringe upon a U.S. patent controlled by Power Management Systems.The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware, alleges that products offered by the three chip firms infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,504,909, titled "Power Management Apparatus Co-located on the Same Integrated Circuit as the Functional Unit that it Manages." The patent, awarded in 1996, describes a novel power management system for ICs, according to the complaint.The complaint lists the principal place of business for Power Management Systems as Frisco, Texas. A web search revealed no website or further information about the company.The suit specifically alleges infringement of the patent by Intel's Atom Z6xx, Freescale's i.MX515 and Marvell's PXA940 products. The suit also states that the alleged infringement is not necessarily limited to these products.The suit requests a jury trial and asks the court to award unspecified damages to Power Management Systems from all three defendants, as well as attorney's fees.
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I CAN NOT BE CERTAIN IF EATON GOES BY THE NAME POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS LLC.BUT IF THEY ARE.FREESCALE WOULD BE A BIG COMPETITOR I WOULD GUESS.EATON IS INTO AVIATION AND AEROSPACE AND MILITARY WHITEHOUSE DEFENCE SYSTEMS. FREESCALE COULD REALLY HAVE AN ENEMY COMPETITOR HERE IF THIS POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.AND IF IT IS EATON WHO DONE THE COMPLAINT THEIR FROM FRISCO TEXAS.AND WERE IS FREESCALE FROM.TEXAS ALSO.THIS EATON JUST GOT INVOLVED IN THE MIDEAST ALSO.SO WE HAVE PLANES-COMPETITORS-2 GIGANTIC COMPANIES.AND MAYBE FREESCALE MIGHT HAVE BEEN GETTING TO BIG FOR THEIR WORLDWIDE COMPETITOR YOU MIGHT SAY.IF EATON IS THE COMPANY IN THIS COMPLAINT. AND EATON WORKS FOR WHITEHOUSE DEFENCE AND MICROCHIPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN OBAMACARE.BUT THIS IS JUST MY THOUGHTS AGAIN.I THINK OUT LOUD ON PAPER A LOT.AND EATON IS BIG IN OIL AND GAS ALSO.
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U.S. Army Selects Eaton to Support Its Global Power Conservation and Alternative Energy Initiatives-Date: November 5, 2013
PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today announced it has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, to help advance energy conservation and implementation of alternative energy projects at U.S. Army-operated facilities around the world. Eaton is one of 11 companies to receive the $600 million shared capacity multiple award task order contract.“Drawing on our proven record of successful energy projects with major government customers, Eaton is well positioned to help the U.S. Army reduce operating costs and increase electrical resilience in the U.S. and abroad,” said John Stampfel, vice president and general manager, Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Eaton.Under the contract, Eaton will provide existing condition surveys, system designs, installation and commissioning for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Planned projects include, but are not limited to, the implementation of solar and wind generation, geothermal heating, lighting retrofits, and energy monitoring and control systems. The services entail a project scope of one base year, with four optional years to include all design and construction work.The contract is one of several recently awarded to Eaton from government organizations, including $35 million to evaluate electrical systems at U.S. Department of Defense facilities, $10 million in retro-commissioning services for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical campuses, and $3.2 million to evaluate and modernize lighting systems at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.The project will be led by Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division and its Energy Solutions Group, which performs energy-focused engineering, construction, and consulting services for a wide range of market segments, including government, health care, education, utilities, commercial, industrial and other institutional facilities. Eaton provides a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s lifecycle, including design, build and support. To learn more, visit www.eaton.com/eess.Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.Mark Horner - (412) 893-3590
New Eaton Microgrid Management System Enhances Fuel Savings, Reliability, and Troop Safety on Military Forward Operating Bases-Date: March 27, 2014--Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System Designed for Force Provider to Transform Generators into a Fuel Reducing Demand-Managed Microgrid
PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System, a microgrid management solution engineered to enhance the efficiency, reliability and safety of military forward operating bases. The new system can transform independently operating generators into a demand-managed microgid. In initial testing at U.S. military base Fort Devens, the systems reduced fuel consumption in excess of 30 percent.Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System manages the output of generators as an intelligent system and is designed to provide adequate power to meet current demands, rather than inefficiently engaging all generators at all times. This can reduce energy waste and provide bases with enhanced power surety by preventing grid collapse caused by generator fault, and by shifting demand onto supporting generators for a reliable, safe supply of power.“Reducing energy demand is a critical priority for the military with the potential not only to save revenue but to enhance the safety of our troops,” said John Stampfel, vice president and general manager, Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Eaton. “By increasing the efficiency of onsite power Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System can help limit the risks that troops face as they use, transport and store fuel.”Demonstrating the impact of the solution, Fort Devens tested Eaton’s Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System. Following the system enhancement, fuel consumption for a typical forward operating base was reduced by more than 30 percent.“The success of Army missions and the security of our soldiers are dependent on reliable access to energy and water,” said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment, during a panel at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting.This dependence, and the threat it faces in military zones, has led the Army to pursue energy alternatives and resource management strategies.Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System is designed to be compatible with leading generator manufacturers to help simplify installation and enhance scalability for future power system expansion. Additionally, the demand-managed system can be further enhanced with optional solar and energy storage connectivity for seamless integration into renewable energy microgrid installations.To learn more about Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System and Eaton’s portfolio of power management solutions for government and military applications, visit www.eaton.com/government.Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.Mark Horner - (412) 893-3590
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Eaton Projects Middle East Revenues of $800 Million by 2015 and Opens New Regional Headquarters and Manufacturing Hub-Date: November 14, 2013
DUBAI … Power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN) today announced it has invested $6 million in the development of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing hub and Middle East regional headquarters. The new facility, located in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), was officially opened this week by Eaton’s Chairman and CEO Alexander M. Cutler at a ceremony attended by its 160 Dubai-based employees. The new regional headquarters will play a central role in driving Eaton’s ambitious plan to increase Middle East revenues to $800 million by 2015.Eaton has operated in the Middle East for more than four decades, contributing to the development of the region’s infrastructure with power management solutions that include legacy brands Westinghouse, BILL, MEM, Cutler-Hammer, Powerware and Moeller. The opening of Eaton’s new regional headquarters follows the acquisition of Cooper Industries, completed in November 2012, which significantly increased the breadth of the company’s electrical product portfolio, globally and across the Middle East.The combined company has approximately 102,000 employees with 2012 sales of $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis in 175 countries. In the Middle East, Eaton employs more than 300 people in 19 offices across the region. Eaton is growing rapidly in the Middle East, forecasting 18 percent growth in 2013 revenues compared to the previous year.
Eaton’s new Middle East headquarters and manufacturing plant covers 86,000 square feet (7,990 square meters) with space available to more than double in size in the future. The new plant will ship low and medium voltage products and assemblies to oil and gas, utility and large infrastructure customers across the region. In addition to manufacturing and assembly, the new facility will house a regional service center that will provide certification programs for consultants and engineers throughout the region.The Dubai facility will also be home to Eaton’s regional front-end and support functions including sales, marketing, human resources, supply chain and finance. A Customer Experience Center will be built to showcase Eaton’s heritage and power management solutions.“Eaton has been in the Middle East for four decades and the opening of this new facility marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in the company’s growth story in this vibrant region,” said Cutler. “Our vision is to establish Eaton as one of the premier power management companies in the Middle East and we are investing heavily to support rapid growth in annual revenues to $800 million by 2015.”“Our new manufacturing capacity will play a critical role in ensuring Eaton can efficiently deliver local solutions to local customers,” said Eaton’s Middle East General Manager, Frank Ackland. “With strong capabilities across energy, utilities and construction, further enhanced by the acquisition of Cooper, we are gearing up for accelerated growth in 2014 and beyond.”Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.+41 21 823 4715
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