Updated [3:33pmEST]: Relatives Who are Calling the Cell Phones of Missing Passengers on #MalaysianFlightMH370 Are Still Ringing But Get Disconnected, No Answer.
According to [16:32] Reporter Zhang Rui, 19 families signed a joint statement requesting Malaysian Airlines to disclose the truth to them, and explain why they could get through to their family members’ cell phones but they could not hear anything and the calls hung up. They submitted the telephone numbers to the airline, which failed to response their questions with active measures. In response, angry family members threw water bottles at the spokesman, and vowed to protest in front of the Malaysian Embassy to China if Malaysia Airlines didn’t disclose the truth of the incident.
[16:16] When asked about why the phone of a passenger on board was reachable but then hung up, Ong Ming Choy, representative of Malaysia Airlines, replied that he dialed that number several times but no one answered. Relevant departments have been informed of the matter and an investigation is under way. – china.org.en
Usually no news is good news so goes the old cliché. However not when we are talking about the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 full of 239 human souls. It remains missing (as of this moment publishing time.) The flight’s sudden disappearance was noticed in early hours of the morning less than one hour into its flight time. It was scheduled to depart Saturday 12:41 am (Friday afternoon ET) with an arrival to Beijing at 6:30am the same day. It had enough fuel for the journey of five hours with two extra hours of fuel on board. Around 1:30 am air traffic controllers in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur lost contact with the plane as it was flying over Malaysia and Vietnam.
Questions as well as intensely explosive emotions are being expressed in frustration to those in charge of the investigation to stop giving pat answers and simply find the missing:
BEIJING — The anguished hours had turned into a day and a half. Fed up with awaiting word on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, relatives of passengers in Beijing lashed out at the carrier with a handwritten ultimatum and an impromptu news conference.
Faced with an emergency, the airline said it was read more
Official Maylasian Airlines Flight MH370 Passenger manifest for the missing 777 Boeing may be viewed as online pdf.
Please note that there are two passengers listed that were not on board the plane as their passports had been previously stolen in Thailand in 2012
~MKO for PBN
H/T Wall Street Journal
Live Streaming Feed updates on MalaysianFlightMH370 via WSJ
Breaking News Update on Missing Malaysian Flight MH370
Vietnamese search aircraft may have spotted two oil slicks that could be from the jet engines of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which was a twin-engine Boeing 777 jetliner, the government said on its website.
The search pilots spotted two possible oil slicks each 10-15 kilometers in length, about 500 meters apart, some 140 kilometers south of Tho Chu island off southern Vietnam, the statement said.
Twitter feed by Staff Reporter:
Gaurav Raghuvanshi at The Wall Street Journal Singapore
Live Streaming Feed updates on MalaysianFlightMH370 via WSJ
Many awaiting official news in what looks like a devastating crash of Malaysian flight MH370 are experiencing conflicting news reports from state run media who are not used to “Freedom of The Press” Let us hope that ‘We The People’ will never accept such a fate. ~MKO for PBN
Washington: A passenger jet carrying 239 people that reportedly lost contact with Malaysian Airlines is said to have crashed into the ocean, Vietnam media revealed.
Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, was quoted by Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, saying that the military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island.
The Vietnam Emergency Rescue Center announced that it found signal of the missing plane120 miles South West of Ca Mau cape, the Southern-most point of Vietnam.
The signal is believed to be the ELT (Emergency Locator Transmittor) , which can be activated manually by the flight crew or automatically upon impact.
Flight MH 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had lost contact with the Subang Air Traffic Control at about 2:40 a.m. local time and was suspected to have run out of fuel.
Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Control, Fuad Sharuji, said that they had no idea where the read more
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Thanhniennews reports that a Malaysia Airlines plane en route to China that went missing on Saturday morning with 239 people on board was found crashing off Vietnam’s southern island, a senior navy official has confirmed.
Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted Rear Admiral Ngo Van Phat, political commissar of the Fifth Naval Region as saying that they detected the ill-fated airplane some 153 nautical miles (300 kilometers) from Tho Chu Island in the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang.
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CNN and Russia Today are the only two media outlets initially reporting that one of our own US destroyers, The USS Truxtun is en route to the Black Sea. Russia Today seems to be poking fun at the mission calling it a “previously planned exercise” which is incidentally the exact same verbage being used by the Russians explaining their presence in the Black Sea. Russia has sunk, not just one decommissioned ship, but two in their attempts to block the only navigable entryway into the Ukraine territory of the Black sea. ~MKO for PBN
The US Navy guided missile destroyer, the USS Truxton, crossed the Dardanelles on its way to the Black Sea amidst the turmoil in Ukraine. The Dardanelles is a narrow stretch of water in Turkey that separates Europe and Asia. The Truxton still has to pass through the Bosphorus Straights in Istanbul before it reaches the Black Sea. The Truxton is part of the Arleigh Burke class of destroyer and is among the largest destroyers ever built for the US navy. It is designed as a multi-role warship with anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and anti-surface capabilities. The US military said on Thursday it was a routine deployment for “previously planned exercises”scheduled long before the current crisis in Ukraine. The USS Truxton is to carry out training exercise with the Romanian and Bulgarian navies, both members of NATO, which involve joint maneuvers including landing aircraft on ships. “Truxton’s operations in the Black Sea were scheduled well in advance of her departure from the US,” said Lieutenant Shawn Eklund, a spokesman for the US military. The Truxton is part of the George HW Bush Carrier Strike Group, which recently entered the Mediterranean and is training with regional navies. Ukrainian bloggers share the images of the nuclear aircraft carrier with the hashtag #Aquamaidan, in reference to Euromaidan, which was the epicenter of the anti-government protests in Kiev. The USS Truxton will join the USS Taylor as the only two US vessels in the Black Sea. The Taylor, a guided missile frigate, is moored in Samsun, Turkey after running aground in February. This comes as Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, said on Thursday that the US air force will send 12 F-16 fighter jets and 300 service personnel to Poland next week to take part in a training exercise, whose size has been expanded in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The exercise will be centered on the Lask air force base in central Poland and was originally only to have involved transport aircraft. The US military also announced on Thursday that a further six F-15 fighter jets will be sent to Lithuania to help step up NATO patrols in the region. Source:
Two of my personal favorites, Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly lead in Paramount Pictures telling of ’Noah’. Lord willing we’re going to see it as a family. Films like Noah and Son of God are not only refreshing , but truth in action. Could it be that We the People are making an impact on Hollywood? Yes, I think so. Is Hollywood returning to more family oriented standards like eras gone by and awry? Amen yes again.
We at PBN, USDL are standing upon Truth as led of the Lord. What is not truthful in our opinion but is an attempt to cease the telling of the truth is following quote.
“Depicting prophets in art is a crime; not art, that is harmful to the image of prophets.” -Sheikh Sameh Abdel Hameed
Depicting prophets in art is a crime? But stabbing your daughter or wife because they embarrassed you is okay? Sharing the truth of scripture defined by the Lord as sinful? But holding prisoners and lopping of innocent heads for your god isn’t? Control is terrorism.
AT A TIME WHEN WICKEDNESS WAS GREAT IN THE WORLD SO WAS THE RESPONSE
God will not be mocked and has a response for this dark and dying world, His name is Jesus and He loves you and wants to know you. -DAO
CAIRO, March 7 (UPI) – Several Middle Eastern countries have chosen to ban director Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming epic Noah.The upcoming movie has come under fire because it contradicts Islamic law with its portrayal of a prophet on film. The objection is based on the belief that such depiction of holy figures cannot be accurate, and that actors cannot imitate the prophets’ actual behaviors and mannerisms. An inaccurate portrayal is thought to open the door for believers to then question that prophet’s behavior.
Censorship boards in Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, upset by the depiction, reportedly informed Paramount that they will not allow a release of the film. Jordan and Kuwait are expected to follow.
Objection has been raised in Egypt as well. Leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim institute Al-Azhar is said to have issued a statement on Thursday that condemned the movie and called for the film to be banned. The institute said that such depictions are “contrary to faith and to the fundamentals of the Islamic Sharia,” and that Al-Azhar “renews its rejection to the screening of any production that characterizes Allah’s prophets and messengers and the companions of the Prophet [Mohammad].”
The movie has a tentative release date of March 26 in Egypt. Paramount insiders apparently said that the studio foresaw problems with the film’s release in Muslim countries.
Noah will debut in theaters on March 28 here in the U.S. and also features Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson.
[Source The Hollywood Reporter]
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Naghmeh Abedini is married to Pastor Saeed Abedini who is fighting for his life and is currently being held against his will serving an eight year prison sentence in an Iranian prison soley due to his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. You can follow Naghmeh on twitter @NaghmehAbedini and on Facebook: Pray For Pastor Saeed Abedini
~Michelle K. Orts & Pastor David A. Orts for PBN
Mini-Documentary Credit Josh Wiese
BeHeardProject.com in association with ACLJ
February 25th, 2013 ACLJ reported:
46 Reps., 20 Senators Send Bipartisan Letter to President Obama Thanking Him for Speaking Out for Pastor Saeed
(CNN) – Another member of state-funded Russia Today made waves on Wednesday — not by standing behind Moscow, as the news network is wont to do, but by bucking it.
From the anchor chair, Liz Wahl closed a show — as seen in video which she later tweeted – talking about the “ethical and moral challenges” she faces working for Russia Today, also known as RT. She spoke of being from a family who fled to America to escape Soviet forces during the 1956 Hungarian revolution, being the daughter of a U.S. military veteran and being the partner of a physician who works at a U.S. military base.
“And that is why, personally, I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin,” Wahl said, read more
APPG Press Release: Pastor Saeed Abedini
Published: 11 FEBRUARY 2014
All Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or Belief
Issued: 10 February 2014, London
CROSS PARTY GROUP OF PARLIAMENTARIANS WELCOMES SUGGESTION OF CLEMENCY FOR AMERICAN PASTOR IMPRISONED IN IRAN
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on International Freedom of Religion or Belief welcomes recent statements by Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif with respect to Saeed Abedini, an American Pastor imprisoned in Iran. The group especially appreciates his statement about the “various clemency measures in Iran that can be introduced, [have] happened in the past, [and] can be introduced again in these cases”.
It’s about time. Many months later, the State Dept. finally comes clean. Anyone who stills believes this was a “out of control protest” needs to refresh their talking points. As we get closer to the midterm elections it will be interesting to see what truths the liberals reveal in an attempt to garner more moderate support. Only time will tell. –PBN
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration for the first time on Friday identified two militant groups in Libya, including one led by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, as being allegedly involved in the attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
The department designated the two branches of the Ansar al-Sharia in Libya, those in the cities of Darnah and Benghazi, and a third branch in Tunisia as foreign terrorist organizations.
It also named Sufian bin Qumu, the leader of the Darnah branch, and Ahmed Abu Khattala, a senior leader of the Benghazi branch, as specially designated global terrorists.
The Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi is still a political issue in Washington. Republicans in Congress criticized the Obama administration’s handling of the attack and the level of security at the diplomatic outpost.
U.S. officials have said that Khattala and an unspecified number of others have been named in a sealed complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, but it’s unclear what they have been charged with. No one has been arrested in the attack in which a group of militants set fire to the diplomatic mission and killed the four.
Qumu, who was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2007 and later freed in Libya, was described as read more
Saying that these garments are “conservative” puts it far too lightly. Why is it that liberals always point at the US first when it comes to women’s rights? If questioned, most liberals would tell you that it’s okay “because it’s their religion”. So then, why is it that fundamental Christians can’t believe that homosexuality is a sin without constant persecution? The double standard is, as always, astounding. –PBN
The way women dress is an important social issue in most Middle Eastern countries, where more conservative clothing is generally the rule of thumb.
While social norms vary by location, a recent study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research yielded some fascinating results.
The survey, which was conducted in Muslim-majority countries, including Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Lebanon, Oakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, found that most people there prefer that read more