In a blistering attack on Boeing, the Air Force’s top acquisition official said the company has a “severe situation” with flawed inspectio
ns of its new KC-46 air refueling tanker aircraft, after trash and industrial tools were found in some planes after they were delivered to the Air Force.
Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logisti
cs, made clear his concerns after visiting Boeing’s Everett Washington plant where the plane is assembled.
”I left concerned, and I also left thinking Boeing understands they have a sever
e situation that’s going to take top level engagement from their company,” Roper said.
After discovering the problem, the Air Force stopped accepting the new tankers from Boeing on February 20.R
oper visited the plant on Monday and, after getting a company promise for a new inspection plan, deliveries are res
uming as upgraded inspections are completed. Six aircraft that had already been received were re-inspected by the Air Force.
”We are doing more stringent inspections so we feel confident before we accept any plane from Boeing,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told CNN.
While the discovery of trash and tools in the planes is not a result o
f design flaw, or a specific safety concern, Air Force officials privately told CNN they were
aware that the timing of the problem is exceptionally sensitive for Boeing after the grounding of its 737 Max jet.
“I was about to be 30 and wanted to celebrate this special birthday in Europe, but I couldn’t find any companion to go with
me,” he said. “So, I visited Europe on my own and found doing so could be pleasant, as it enabled me to change my rou
te and meet interesting travelers. I even met a backpacker who guided me to the Alps.”
Xu Xiaolei, a spokesman for China Youth Travel Service, said the number of people traveling alone has grown steadily in rec
ent years. Last year, 10 percent of the company’s revenue came from single travelers, mostly ages 18 to 30.
“For the younger generation, experiencing unique cultu
res and relaxing their minds and bodies are the main reasons for traveling, rather than con
necting with others or sightseeing. So they won‘t stop travelling because they lack a companion,” Xu said.
In tour groups, guides will usually pay more attention to solo travelers, making them feel less lonely or embarrassed, he said.
”toughness.” Then he said “we’ve always apologized when we’re wrong, and will continue to do that” — but he pointedly did not apologize for any of his misogynistic comments from the past.
Right after Carlson’s show on Monday, veteran Fox News analyst and former host Brit Hume
tweeted out Friday’s cable news ratings — which had Carlson in first place among total viewers — and said “doing well is the best revenge.”
CNN analyst Joe Lockhart responded to Hume by expressing regret that “bigotry and misogyny sells so well.”
”It’s a stain on our country,” Lockhart wrote. “Ratings don’t trump values and I know you know that.””I hate flyin
g as it is,” she told CNN. “When I saw it was one of the new ones I was absolutely terrified.”
Nevertheless, she boarded Turkish Airways flight 1969 for the four-hour flight.
About two hours into the flight, she says she noticed something odd.
”Well they didn’t tell us straight away but I could feel some
thing was different,” she says. “And the map on the screens was showing we’d turned back.”
The pilot then announced they would be turning back to Istanbul because UK airspace was closed, citing weather condi
tions. (Around that time, the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK closed the airspace to all Boeing 737 MAX model planes.)
The flight turned around and landed about two hours later at the same airport from where they left.
Tor says Turkish Airways told the passengers they will be put on a Wednesday morning flight instead.
Premier Li Keqiang delivered the Government Work Report to the second session of th
e 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on Tuesday mornng. Here are the highlights:
China will raise its fiscal deficit target to 2.76 trillion yuan, or 2.8 percent of GDP, this year from 2.6 percent in 2018. Tota
l government expenditure is budgeted at over 23 trillion yuan, up by 6.5 percent from last year.
The measure is being taken to stabilize economic growth by enlarging government spending. As a major me
asure to tackle economic risks, the proactive fiscal policy in 2019 will become stronger and more efficient.
China set its GDP growth target for this year at between 6 percent and 6.5 percent as the country pursues higher-qua
lity development amid mounting uncertainties in the international economic landscape.
China also set its target for consumer inflation growth at 3 percent for this year, wh
ile it will try to keep growth of the broad measure of money supply, or M2, largely at the same level as last year.
d to persuade the world to use its 5G technology and not cave to pressure from Washington.
”This is not something that should be decided by politics,” Huawei’s chairman Guo Ping said on Sunday, ahead of the formal start of Mobile World Congress.
Guo said he was hoping “independent sovereign states” will make “independent decision
s based on their own understanding of the situation and will not just listen to someone else’s order.”
Huawei is taking the center stage at this year’s MWC in Barcelona. The event is expected to attract around 100,000 visi
tors. To get in, they will all need a badge like this, with a Huawei lanyard. pic.twitter.com/D6PRmZpqxe
— Ivana Kottasová (@IvanaKottasova) February 24, 2019
The US government is trying to convince its allies to shun Huawei equip
ment, which it says could be used by the Chinese government for spying. The company vehemently denies that claim.
”Just because you are from a certain country doesn’t mean your equipm
ent is not secure,” Guo said. He added that Huawei must abide by Chinese law and the
laws of countries where it operates. “Huawei will never, and dare not, and cannot violate any regulations,” he said.
Vice President Mike Pence described Huawei as a “threat.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned other cou
ntries that using Huawei would make it more difficult for the United States to “partner” with them.
Since Myanmar embarked on its political transition, political elites in the country have championed that peace is the premise for econo
mic and social development. In the first two years of the government led by National League for Democracy (NLD), Nay Pyi Taw devoted a lot
of efforts to promoting national reconciliation with the hope of making a major breakthrough and consolidating public su
pport. Regrettably, results are not satisfactory. The NLD government is currently locked in a stalemate over national reconciliation.
It has also performed poorly in boosting the economy and improving people’s lives. Main economic in
dicators suggest that since the NLD government assumed power, Living standards haven’t su
bstantially improved, and more economic problems have surfaced to plague the country. One of the main rea
sons why the NLD lost seats in the 2018 elections is the government’s lackluster economic performance. If the ec
onomy doesn’t improve, it will inevitably affect the NLD’s potential for victory in the 2020 election.
Therefore, the NLD government is now attaching increasing importance to economic and livel
ihood issues. It has issued a string of policies to attract foreign investment. Take the new Mya
nmar Companies Act. Under the law, foreigners are permitted to take up to a 35 percent stake in local companies and bu
sinesses with foreign stakes of more than 35 percent will be classified as a foreign company, which facilitates co
operation between foreign investors and local businessmen and will help attract more foreign investment.
growth of CR Express.Some 1,305 CR Express services have been carried out by Chengdu
Railway Corp, gradually forming an international logistic gateway in southwestern regions. A “s
ingle window” service serving CR Express was established in May. Customers can handle al
l paperwork related to the freight train service, such as customs clearance, at one window.
In China’s northern Erlianhaote border, the railway department built a fast pass lane. The time a CR Express train must stop
in Erlianhaote has been reduced by five hours to build the China-Mongolia-Russia economic gateway.
Road Initiative,” Li Wenxin, deputy general manager of China Railway Corp, said at the launch ceremony.
Measures to be taken include establishing transfer hubs to assemble co
ntainer cars for a train trip as needed, launching an international inf
Beijing time January 30, the NBA regular season continued, the Rockets home against the Pelicans. In this battle, Davis, Milotic,
Randall and Moore, Petton Jr. were absent from the Pelicans team, and Gordon ushered in a career of 600 mil
estones. Rockets dominated in the first half of the game, but the third Okafor big outbreak rate team overtook, th
e last part of the Pelicans team will expand the lead to 12 points, although Harden hit three points in a row, scoring 30
+ in 24 consecutive games, but the Rockets lost 116-121 to the Pelicans, three consecutive wins declared the end.
Data, Rockets Harden 37 points 11 rebounds 6 assists 4 steals, Paul 10 points 9
assists, Gordon 17 points, Farid 19 points 11 rebounds; Pelicans Okafor 27 points 12 rebounds, Hollerdy 19 points 6 re
bounds 8 assists 6 blocks, Clark 15 points, Fraser 10 points 10 assists, Miller 14 points, Jackson 10 points 7 rebounds.
It was Gordon’s 600th regular season in his career. After the opening game, he scored two consecutive three-point s
18 evening, shandong jinan flyover police sources said that on the evening of 17 January 18, about, the public security organ call
ed, a flyover district of jinan city residential area a man jumped from the 6th floor death many years old 30, the police aft
er 5 bodies found in the home, including two old man, a 30 – year – old woman, two children.
On the afternoon of 20, flyover district of jinan city public security bureau b
ureau released the latest case report, said after the exploration, visiting survey and an autopsy to find out
”1.18″ case is only BaiMou (35), the homes on
the sixth floor will be the death of his parents, his wife and two sons, and set fire to the scene after the suicides.
According to the survey, only BaiMou had frequent web site for the treatment of dep
ression, at the same time in the unit desk found in a variety of drug treatmen
t for mental illness, and its record of strong emotions and pessimism on the family life worry about the future.
At present, the case is under further investigation.
19, after the incident, north green newspaper reporters were in the group in the vi
llage site, the screen to see the police are doing further investigation and clean-up.
Living in the group of 20 screen, a unit of 101, Mr. Chen told reporters, the dead is a Mr Parker, jinan chapter grave, 18 years a
go moved to this community.The old man and his son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons lived together in a unit 601, two grandchildren a 7 years
old, a 3 years old.Mr Parker, one of the dead man kind, usually quiet, but get along very well with his neighbours.
18 at half past two in the afternoon, Mr Parker and his wife also accompany grand
son to play in the yard, thought that this happened more than five points.
19 morning, in room 601, the top, can smell burning the smell of burnt food, the hom
e guard against theft has deformation, metope is black, the house has been
clear in the aisles.Out on the door of the family to see, very confused in the sitting room, all over the ground, but the trace
of the burned is not very heavy.Burned more serious by the south bedroom, south of all glass has been broken.
On the 17th, Wang Jiaer’s studio sent an apology video to acknowledge breach of contract and cancelled the recording of “This! It’s the hip-h