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  • Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastrophe

    08/22/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 at 4:04 PM | Doug G. Ware
    P<> Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastropheDONGFU, SHANDONG, China, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Less than two weeks after catastrophic explosions leveled an industrial district in Tianjin, China, a chemical plant less than 200 miles away was rocked by its own blast Saturday. The explosion at the plant, located in Dongfu, Shandong Province, occurred Saturday evening. Authorities said at least nine people were injured, but no one was killed.
  • Gold Jumps After China Reveals It Bought Another 19 Tons In July

    08/14/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/14/2015 | Tyler Durden
    One month ago, when everyone suspected that the PBOC's dramatic, 57% jump in gold holdings after a 6 year silence, to a "record" 1658 tons would be a "one-and-done" event, meant to facilitate China's admission into the SDR, we disagreed. This is what we said: ... now that the seal has been finally broken after so many years, and since today's update indicates that Chinese gold numbers are clearly goal-seeked with a specific policy purpose - to boost confidence - we await for the PBOC to start leaking incremental gold holding data every month (and especially in months when...
  • Massive Explosion in China's Tinajin

    08/12/2015 11:03:18 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 264 replies
    Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, the cause of which is not yet known. The explosion reportedly occurred at the Tianjin Binhai New Development Zone at about 23:30 (15:30 GMT). Pictures and video footage shared on social media suggest a number of people were wounded by the blast. Several nearby tower blocks are without power, according to the Chine
  • North Korea executes defence chief for napping at military event

    05/12/2015 7:32:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-12-15 | BY JU-MIN PARK AND JAMES PEARSON
    N. Korea has executed its defence chief on treason charges, Seoul's National Intelligence Service was quoted as telling lawmakers, in the latest of a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took power after his father's death in 2011. Hyon Yong Chol, who heads the isolated country's military, was purged and then executed by firing squad with an antiaircraft gun, watched by hundreds of people, South Korean media reported on Wednesday, citing the NIS's comments to a parliamentary panel. Hyon, who spoke at a security conference in Moscow in April, was said to have shown disrespect to Kim by...
  • TransAsia Pilots Apparently Shut Off Wrong Engine

    02/06/2015 12:24:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | DAN GOOD
    One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle soon after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other engine before the plane crashed, according to Taiwan’s top aviation official.
  • Heather Cho and cabin director Yeo are arrested for interfering with 'nut rage' investigations

    On December 30, an arrest warrant was issued against Heather Cho and Korean Air cabin director Mr. Yeo for attempting to obstruct evidence regarding the "nut rage" incident which occurred on December 5. On December 5, Heather Cho made headlines when it was reported that, as Korean Air's vice president, she turned a plane around in order to kick out a crew member. The story goes that Cho was served the nuts on a plane going from New York to Seoul (Flight 86) when she didn't ask for them. Currently Cho and Korean Air are being investigated for the December...
  • China Eastern plane aborts landing as traffic controllers take a nap

    08/19/2014 9:23:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Aug 2014
    A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off ... the China Eastern flight crew made repeated attempts to contact the duty flight controllers at Wuhan Tianhe Airport - twice in English and once in Chinese. Those calls went unanswered. ... China Eastern has suffered other mishaps in recent weeks
  • Video - Yee in 2012: 'Extremely important that individuals in CA do not own assault weapons'

    03/27/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 23 replies
    You Tube/CBSSF.com/Conserative Intel ^ | 3/27/14 | cbssf.com/Sen Leland Yee, (D) CA
    <p>While discussing plans to smuggle arms from the Philippines, Yee allegedly said to the undercover FBI agent: "People want to get whatever they want to get. Do I care? No, I don’t care. People need certain things.”</p>
  • Another Jang associate executed – News agency

    01/31/2014 7:01:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    nknews.org ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kosuke Takahashi
    The purge of Jang Song Thaek associates has reportedly continued with the execution of a senior Central Administrative Department official in North Korea’s ruling party, a Japanese news agency reported Tuesday. Choe Byung Hee, a division chief at the Central Administrative Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea, has been shot to death following the execution of Jang Song Thaek’s associates Ri Yong Ha and Jang Soo Kil from the same department, the Asia Press agency reported, quoting a local government official in the northern Ryanggang province of North Korea.
  • Jang's execution bodes ill for China (Torn apart by starving dogs)

    01/03/2014 5:46:29 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ching Cheong
    THE execution of Jang Song Thaek, the No. 2 man in North Korea, took Beijing by surprise and will adversely affect bilateral relations.Beijing's displeasure is expressed through the publication of a detailed account of Jang's brutal execution in Wen Wei Po, its official mouthpiece, in Hong Kong, on Dec 12.According to the report, unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were...
  • China's lunar probe soft-lands on moon

    12/14/2013 9:53:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's lunar probe Chang'e-3, with the country's first moon rover onboard, successfully landed on the moon on Saturday night, marking the first time that China has sent a spacecraft to soft land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body. The lunar probe began to carry out soft-landing on the moon at 9 p.m. Saturday and touched down in Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, 11 minutes later, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center. During the process, the probe decelerated from 15 km above the moon, stayed hovering at 100 meters from the lunar surface...
  • Asiana Pilot Set Throttles He Didn’t Understand to Idle

    12/12/2013 11:51:55 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 62 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 11, 2013 | Alan Levin and Jeff Plungis
    An Asiana Airlines Inc. captain nervous about making a manual landing in San Francisco inadvertently disabled a speed-control system before the plane crashed into a seawall on July 6, documents show. Lee Kang Kuk, a veteran pilot with Seoul-based Asiana who was being trained on the Boeing Co. 777-200ER wide-body, had momentarily adjusted the power without realizing the plane’s computers then assumed he wanted the engines to remain at idle, according to information released today at a U.S. National Transportation Safety Board hearing. The documents, while showing the pilots made errors, raise questions about how auto-throttles on Boeing planes are...
  • Asian-American Band Fights To Trademark Name 'The Slants'

    10/20/2013 1:22:10 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Kat Chow
    The Slants, a six-member band from Portland, Ore., calls their sound "Chinatown Dance Rock" — a little bit New Order, a little bit Depeche Mode. They describe themselves as one of the first Asian-American rock bands. Their music caters to an Asian-American crowd, they've spoken at various Asian-American events, and they're proud of all of it. But the Slants have been duking it out with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) over the past four years because of their name. The PTO refused the band's two trademark applications, saying that "slants" is a disparaging term for people of...
  • KTVU Flight 214 Epic Fail (reports pilots names Sum Ting Wong, Wi...)

    07/12/2013 3:04:40 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 48 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 7/12/13
    Bay Area news station KTVU just reported that the pilots of Asiana's disastrous flight 214 were the crack team of "Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and "Bang Ding Ow." Despite the names obviously being just a bunch of racist jokes, KTVU, which has since apologized for the report, claims in a statement given to Gawker—and read on the air—that an NTSB official confirmed the names to them earlier today. EARLIER IN THE NEWSCAST WE GAVE SOME NAMES OF PILOTS INVOLVED IN THE ASIANA AIRLINES CRASH. THESE NAMES WERE NOT ACCURATE DESPITE AN N-T-S-B OFFICIAL IN WASHINGTON...
  • The World’s Worst Intern Has Been Fired (Sum Ting Wong guy)

    07/15/2013 4:19:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/15/2013 | Dan Amira
    This would be the intern who confirmed to local news station KTVU that the Asiana Airlines pilots who crash-landed that plane in San Francisco were named Sum Ting Wong, Ho Lee xxx, and so on. It's still unclear why the intern did this, or why KTVU asked the intern to do this. Everyone is terrible.
  • San Francisco TV Station Punked on Asiana Pilot Names

    07/15/2013 6:14:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Oh, yeah. If you go to Twitter, if you go to Facebook -- hell, if you go to comments, anywhere -- "It's so racist! It's just offensive as it can be. I can't believe people actually thought these were real." I can just see these little people in their pajamas writing these comments on Twitter over what happened on KTVU Channel 2 (I think it's Channel 2) in Oakland, in the Bay Area. It's a Fox affiliate, and that probably ticked 'em off even more. You had this clueless infobabe. I mean, folks, I hope you've had...
  • KTVU erroneously reports Asiana Flight 214 pilot names

    07/14/2013 7:11:15 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    Co-anchor Tori Campbell told viewers during the noon newscast Friday,"KTVU has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board" the flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport a week ago. She proceeded to read from a teleprompter the names that may have originated as a racially insensitive joke online — "Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and "Bang Ding Ow"— while a TV graphic displayed the names next to a photo of the charred cabin.
  • “Sum Ting Wong:” Learning from the San Francisco Crash Reporting Fiasco

    07/14/2013 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Austin Hill
    You’ve probably heard about the airline crash reporting fiasco. Last Friday during a live midday newscast, KTVU TV in San Francisco reported as fact that the names of the pilots on board the Asiana airlines flight that recently crashed in that city were “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow.” Shortly thereafter it was determined that the information, which the television station allegedly acquired from the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), was not factual, but instead a racially insensitive joke. Within less than thirty-six hours after the incident not only had KTVU’s management apologized...
  • ‘Sum Ting Wong’: Local news channel reporting on Asiana crash gets punk’d — hard [video]

    07/12/2013 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/12/2013 | Patrick1
    I don't care who you are, that's funny! Larry The Cable Guy.
  • U.S. NTSB apologizes for gaffe over derogatory Asiana pilot names (TOO FUNNY!)

    07/13/2013 1:01:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 26 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/13/2013 | Reuters
    The National Transportation Safety Board apologized Friday after an intern mistakenly confirmed to a local television station racially offensive fake names for the pilots of an Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco. “The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6,” the NTSB said in a statement. “Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names...
  • What's Wrong With the News

    07/28/2013 6:56:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    When I first saw the KTVU video in which anchorwoman Tori Campbell gave the fictional names of the Asiana Airlines pilots -- Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow -- I laughed. I laughed out loud, and then I watched it again. After days of watching the painful news about the July 6 crash that killed three and left many wounded, it felt good to laugh. I didn't think that the gaffe had racist intent. I figured it was just a puerile newsroom prank that somehow made it on the air. I never...
  • Today Is A good Day In America

    07/14/2013 6:34:13 AM PDT · by knarf · 23 replies
    self | July 14, 2013 | knarf
    And to be an American
  • NTSB Intern "Erroneously" Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names to KTVU Station

    07/12/2013 7:55:57 PM PDT · by informavoracious · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2013 | Pamela Engel
    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a statement revealing the source of Friday afternoon's embarassing KTVU hoax -a summer intern for the agency who "acted outside the scope if his authority" and "erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew" on the Asiana plane that crashed in San Francisco.The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, We Tu Low, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.
  • Things to Say to Asian Coworkers

    07/14/2008 7:33:29 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 72 replies · 201+ views
    DiversityInc ^ | 14 July | DiversityInc Staff
    Chalk it up to cultural insensitivity, a lack of understanding or simple ignorance, but there are a number of cultural landmines that otherwise-earnest employees can stumble into when attempting to interact with coworkers of different ethnic backgrounds. Much of the ground covered by DiversityInc's Things Never to Say series over the past several months included comments that reflected stereotypes, such as that Asians are passive, are disproportionately found in technology sectors and are not risk takers. Many people who find themselves making these remarks have no intention of being offensive, but that doesn't make the comments any easier for the...
  • PISTONS WIN!!!! NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!

    06/15/2004 8:41:39 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 303 replies · 941+ views
    ABC | 6-15-04 | Pistons
    We Are the Champions! We are the Champions....of the world! Pure domination from the Pistons.