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Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 was a scheduled international passenger flight operated by Indonesia AirAsia – an AirAsia Group affiliate – from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. On 28 December 2014, the Airbus A320 flying the route crashed into the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board; when search operations ended in March 2015, only 106 bodies had been recovered. In December 2015, the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee released a report concluding that a non-critical malfunction in the rudder control system prompted the captain to perform a non-standard reset of the on-board flight control computers. Control of the aircraft was subsequently lost, resulting in a stall and uncontrolled descent into the sea. Miscommunication between the two pilots was cited as a contributing factor. Flight 8501 was a scheduled flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday, 28 December 2014, it was scheduled to depart Juanda International Airport at 05:20 Western Indonesian Time and arrive at Singapore Changi Airport at 08:30 Singapore Standard Time.

Flight 8501 took off at 05:35. Indonesia AirAsia did not have permission from the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to operate the route on Sundays. After departure, Flight 8501 was in contact with the Jakarta Area Control Centre, which provides air traffic control service over the western Java Sea, flying along air route M635, when it approached a line of thunderstorms off the southwest coast of Borneo. At 06:12, Flight 8501 was flying at flight level 320—approximately 32,000 ft —when the cockpit requested and received permission to deviate left from its original flight path to avoid these storms; the pilot requested to climb to flight level 380, deferred by ATC because of other aircraft in the vicinity. AirNav Indonesia, which operates the Jakarta Area Control Centre, reported that Jakarta Centre cleared Flight 8501 to flight level 340 at 06:14, but no response was received. Between 06:17:00 and 06:17:54, the aircraft climbed from 32,000 to 37,000 ft, exceeding a climb rate of 10,000 feet per minute.

The flight data recorder, showed the aircraft at 35,500 feet —and still climbing—at 159 knots, below the stall speed for the airplane's weight at that altitude. The Indonesian Minister of Transport interpreted the apparent aircraft behaviour at peak altitude as an aerodynamic stall, when it began to descend at 06:17:54, descending 1,000 ft within six seconds and 8,000 ft within 31 seconds; the aircraft began a turn to the left, forming at least one complete circle before disappearing from radar at 06:18:44. Its last recorded position was over the Java Sea, Karimata Strait between the islands of Belitung and Kalimantan; the aircraft crashed in Karimata Strait between the islands of Belitung and Borneo. The cockpit voice recorder captured multiple warnings, including a stall warning, sounding in the cockpit during the final minutes of the flight. No distress signal was sent from the aircraft. Search and rescue operations were activated by the Indonesia National Search and Rescue Agency from the Pangkal Pinang office.

The aircraft was an Airbus A320-216, with serial number 3648, registered as PK-AXC. It first flew on 25 September 2008, was delivered to AirAsia on 15 October 2008; the aircraft was 6 years old and had accumulated 23,000 flight hours over 13,600 flights. It had undergone its most recent scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014; the aircraft was powered by two CFM International CFM56-5B6 engines and was configured to carry 180 passengers. AirAsia released details of the 155 passengers which included 137 adults, 17 children, one infant; the crew consisted of four flight attendants. A company engineer was on board and was not counted as one of the passengers; the pilots on board the flight were: Captain Iriyanto, age 53, an Indonesian national, had a total of 20,537 flying hours, of which 4,687 hours were on the Airbus A320. The captain began his career with the Indonesian Air Force, graduating from pilot school in 1983 and flying fighter jet aircraft, he took early retirement from the air force in the mid-2000s to join Adam Air, worked for Merpati Nusantara Airlines and Sriwijaya Air before joining Indonesia AirAsia.

He had 6,100 flying hours with Indonesia AirAsia. First Officer Rémi Emmanuel Plesel, age 46, a French national, had a total of 2,247 flying hours, including 1,367 hours on the Airbus A320, he was from Le Marigot and had studied and worked in Paris. He was living in Indonesia. Forty-one people who were on board the AirAsia flight were members of a single church congregation in Surabaya. Most were families with young children travelling to Singapore for a new year's holiday; the bodies began to be returned to their families on 1 January 2015. At that time, the East Java Regional Police Department's Disaster Victim Identification commissioner stated that the victims were identified by the means of post mortem results, thumb prints, their personal belongings. Shortly after the aircraft was confirmed to be missing, unconfirmed reports stated that wreckage had been found off the island of Belitung in Indonesia. Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency deployed seven ships and two helicopters to search the shores of Belitung and Kalimantan.

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Roxana, PococĂ­

Roxana is the name of the district number 4 of the Pococí Canton, which in turn belongs to the province of Limón in Costa Rica. It is located in the northeastern region of the country and borders the districts of Cariari to the N, La Rita to the O, Colorado to the E, Guápiles and Duacarí to Guacimo to the S, its head, the town of Roxana, is located 10.7 km to the N of Guápiles and 77.6 km to the NE of San José the capital of the nation. Roxana has an area of 177.09 km ². It presents a flat landscape in all the extension of its territory, with an average altitude of 106 meters on the level of the sea; the district has 16,790 inhabitants, making it the fourth most populous of the canton. The 34 population centers that make up the district are: Roxana Aguas Frías Casa de Zinc Castañal El Prado Barrio La Cruz Boca Guapiles Cruce de Anabán Curia Curva El Broncón El Humo Fortuna La Curva La Lidia Leticia Las Gardenias Leesville Lomas Azules Londres Luis XV Llano Bonito Maravilla Mata de Limón Millón Milloncito Nueva Esperanza Oeste Punta Riel Roxana Tres San Francisco San Jorge Urbanización Guadalupe Vegas del Tortuguero Extensive banana and pineapple cultivation for export purposes is a strong activity in the area.

Roxana, its head, has education services. Entertainment services are offered in recreational areas. In terms of trade, the sale of groceries and various accessories stands out. Canton of Pococí District of Guápiles District of Jiménez District of La Rita District of Cariari District of Colorado District of La Colonia List of districts of Costa Rica Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos Municipalidad de Pococí

Mike Lawlor

Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, lawyer from Connecticut. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to 2011, representing the 99th district in East Haven. Lawlor resigned from the legislature on January 4, 2011 to serve in Dan Malloy's administration as undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning at the Office of Policy and Management. Lawlor graduated from East Haven High School, he was Vice-President of the Senior Class. He graduated as an Honors Scholar in Slavic and Eastern European Studies from the University of Connecticut in 1979, he earned a Master's Degree in Soviet Area Studies from the University of London in 1981 and he graduated from the George Washington University School of Law in 1983. He has participated in language studies in Russia in 1977 and received a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study economic reform in Hungary in 1982. Following law school, Lawlor was appointed as a prosecutor for the State's Attorney Office in New Haven, where he served until his election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1986.

He is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven's Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School. Lawlor was co-chairman of the General Assembly's Judiciary Committee from 1995 to 2011. Prior to that, he was co-chairman of the Labor and Public Employees Committee where he played a major role in the reform of Connecticut's workers compensation program; as co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Lawlor played a key role in two amendments to the State of Connecticut constitution. The first established rights for victims of crime, the second eliminated the patronage-ridden county sheriff system, he was one of ten members of the legislature's Select Committee of Inquiry, which considered the possible impeachment of former Governor John G. Rowland. Rowland resigned on June 2004 following the committee's hearings, he has been a leader in efforts to enact workable gun control laws, to address racial disparities in the state's criminal justice system, to pass laws ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, to rewrite Connecticut's domestic violence laws, to reform the juvenile justice system, to address prison overcrowding.

During the 2005 session of the legislature, Lawlor was one of the leaders in enacting Connecticut's civil unions law, which provided full state legal recognition to same sex couples who wish to be treated as married couples under the state's law. Connecticut was the first state to enact a civil union or same sex marriage law without a court order to do so. In March 2009 Lawlor and Sen. Andrew J. McDonald proposed a new state law proposing to regulate the management of Roman Catholic churches in Connecticut. Bill Donahue, President of the Catholic League, an organization which fights anti-Catholic prejudice, called it a "brutal act of revenge by Lawlor and McDonald, two champions of gay marriage... designed to muzzle the voice of the Catholic Church". The Bill, by giving control over matters administrative and fiscal to a board of laity and because it is specific only to the Roman Catholic Church is seen by many as anti-Catholic; the bill was tabled on March 10, 2009. Lawlor is a chair of the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project, an associate with the State Sentencing and Corrections Program at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City, a member of the National Resource Committee for the Center for Sex Offender Management within the United States Department of Justice.

He is a member of the American Bar Association's Coalition for Justice, a national effort to build trust and confidence in the justice system. In the late 1990s Connecticut addressed its prison overcrowding issues by transferring inmates to prisons in Virginia. Rep. Lawlor opposed this effort. In 2000 he told The Hartford Courant "this policy is more trouble than it's worth," and that he wanted to "bring them back as soon as possible." In 2003 the New York Times reported Lawlor favored replacing the Virginia facilities with "alternative ways of combating overcrowding, like making it harder to put people back in prison for technical violations of their parole, argued that transfers should be a last resort."Lawlor has long advocated what was called in 2004 a "controversial bill" which focused on the increased release of prisoners instead of expanding correctional facilities to handle the increased number of offenders entering the system. Thanks to Lawlor's vocal advocacy the bill was co-sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats, passed unanimously in the State Senate, only 9 out of 151 representatives in the House voted against it.

The bill was signed into law by Governor John G. Rowland. Lawlor's rationale was "The key is to resist doing the simple thing - dumping a bunch of money into a new prison," The response, to expand the number of inmates paroled, became controversial following the July 2007 home invasion murders of the Petit family in Cheshire, Connecticut by two paroled convicts. On August 26, 2007 he defended the state's policy on paroles in a Hartford Courant article "Some people say let's put them all in jail. OK, but that means increasing taxes or shutting down a bunch of colleges." Due to the public outcry since the Petit murders, Lawlor agreed to hold hearings on Connecticut's parole system and called on state officials to i

Henan Road (Shanghai)

For the metro station known as Middle Henan Road Station, see East Nanjing Road Henan Road is a major thoroughfare in Huangpu District, Shanghai. Running in a North-South direction, the road is divided into three sections: North Henan Road Middle Henan Road, crossing Nanjing Road pedestrian street, an important shopping street of Shanghai, Suzhou Creek; the road was romanized as Honan Road and prior to that as Barrier Road, since it was located along the initial western boundary of the International Settlement of Shanghai. South Henan Road East Nanjing Road station of the Shanghai Metro is located at the intersection of Henan and East Nanjing Roads. French, Paul; the Old Shanghai A-Z. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. P. 117. ISBN 9789888028894

Project Harar

Project Harar known under the working name Project Harar Ethiopia, is a UK registered charity working in Ethiopia to help children affected by facial disfigurements. In 2011, 873 children and young patients living in poverty and isolation were seen by a doctor through Project Harar. Project Harar works in collaboration with Ethiopian and foreign specialists plastic and maxillofacial surgeons to treat children affected by a variety of conditions, to give them normal facial function and a chance to live dignified lives within their home community. Project Harar was founded after Jonathan Crown, a London-based Chartered Accountant and businessman on a photography vacation, encountered two young boys with facial disfigurements and Jemal, begging in the town of Harar, eastern Ethiopia, in 2001. Moved to do something to help, Jonathan Crown spent months organising the trip that would bring Fhami and Jemal to The Gambia, where they received complex surgery on board of the M/V Anastasis operated by the charity Mercy Ships.

Since that first trip, Project Harar has collaborated with other charities and the Ethiopian health system, so that patients now receive treatment within Ethiopia, carried out by Ethiopian and volunteer foreign surgeons in hospitals in the capital Addis Ababa. In 2006, the English actor John Hurt became Project Harar's first patron. In autumn 2007, Project Harar was featured in two BBC World Service programmes on noma and the treatment of patients from remote regions. In November 2007, a documentary film made by BBC Inside Out featured a group of affected patients from the Hararghe and Somali regions of Ethiopia who underwent treatment by a team of UK medical volunteers, organised by the noma charity Facing Africa. Project Harar is a health outreach charity functioning as a bridge between those who could benefit from facial reconstructive surgery and the centralised Ethiopian health services, its Ethiopian staff work in remote rural areas, liaising with local health administrators and extension workers, to locate and support children with facial disfigurements, who face stigma and social exclusion.

The children and their families are informed about the possibilities of professional medical care and, if they decide to be assessed further for surgery, Project Harar covers all costs related to reaching and staying in hospital in the capital city, as well as the cost of prescription medicines and other after-care costs. Project Harar always arranges for a guardian to accompany the young patients and support them through their recovery process. After surgery, Project Harar promotes the full integration of children back into community and family life, carrying out follow-up visits and playing a role in the reduction of stigma against people living with a facial disfigurement. With the restoration of facial functions and improved appearance, Project Harar children are given for the first time the opportunity to attend school. Through its close collaboration with Ethiopian health services and foreign specialists, Project Harar contributes to training opportunities for local health professionals and, in this way, helps to advance the surgical capacity of Ethiopia.

Project Harar operates in the Oromia Region, including the zones of Misraq Hararghe and Mirab Hararghe which take in the towns of Harar and Asebe Teferi. The charity covers parts of the Somali Region, including Jijiga, the chartered city of Dire Dawa. In 2010, Project Harar secured the treatment of 575 patients with an income of £190,000, this figure had risen to around £310,000 in 2011 with over 873 patients being seen by a doctor though Project Harar. Project Harar helps children and other individuals living with a treatable facial disfigurement, which can be caused by a number of conditions; these include: cleft lip and palate noma - a devastating form of gangrene that attacks the tissue of the face tumour and ameloblastoma animal attack injuries and bite wounds burns and other accidental injuries Official website

Dubai Bank

Dubai Bank was an Islamic bank based in Dubai, UAE. Launched in September 2002, the Bank became a Shari’a-compliant financial institution with a focus on the UAE’s Islamic banking sector on 1 January 2007. Dubai Bank is part of a Dubai Holdings company; the bank increased its capital to AED 1.50 Billion in 2007 and was on an expansion spree, as of March 2008 had total assets of AED 14.4 billion. The bank as of the end of 2007 had 15 branches spread across UAE and had more aggressive plans in 2008 including opening another 10 branches; as per the pre orders from the Ruler of Dubai on 11 October 2011, Emirates NBD was set to take over Dubai Bank. There were no financial details available.29 November 2012 was the last day of Dubai Bank before Emirates Islamic Bank acquired it. On 1 December 2012 the operations of the bank were undertaken by Emirates Islamic Bank. – Official website