MH370 BLACK BOXES: PING… PING… PING

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A pinger locator sits on an Australian ship in the southern Indian Ocean during the search for the black box of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Reuters
A pinger locator on an Australian ship during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

After many reports, it has taken weeks to pinpoint a specific area where planes and ships are now scouring. That area is the southern Indian Ocean, where the airliner is believed to have crashed. The focus of the search is a 221,000 sq km (85,000 sq mile) area 1,500km (932 miles) west of Perth, Australia.
With less than 48 hours remaining as the unofficial time that the black box batteries stop emitting its’ strong pinging signal, the rush is on to locate the downed plane.
A number of countries from around the world have come together to locate the Malaysian Airlines plane that disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Flight MH370 was carrying 239 people.
As of late, news has surfaced that three independent sources have heard transitory sounds in the search area that are consistent with those produced by a black box. These sounds have caused new optimism for the families and people around the world who have been on pins and needles since the initial disappearance.
According to aol.com
“Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as officials rushed to determine whether they were signals from the plane’s black boxes before their beacons fall silent.

The head of the multinational search being conducted off Australia’s west coast confirmed that a Chinese ship had picked up electronic pulsing signals twice in a small patch of the search zone, once on Friday and again on Saturday.

On Sunday, an Australian ship carrying sophisticated deep-sea sound equipment picked up a third signal in a different part of the massive search area.

“This is an important and encouraging lead, but one which I urge you to treat carefully,” retired Australian Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search, told reporters in Perth.”
Stay tuned for further information as it becomes available. Ping, Ping, Ping…

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STILL MISSING…

Though it is very sad news that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 carrying 239 people has not been found, people go missing every day. One such individual that is still in the news is Teleka Patrick. The facts surrounding her disappearance are still very much in question. She was last seen in Kalamazoo, Michigan. According to reports, she did not have enough cash to get a room at a hotel and she took a shuttle back to her car at work. Two hours later, more than 100 miles away, Patrick’s car was found in a ditch on the side of the road with a flat tire. Her wallet was inside, but no sign of car keys.
One of the most interesting facts about this case is that Patrick had allegedly been stalking Gospel Singer/Pastor Marvin Sapp. Sapp had taken out a restraining order against Patrick. Check out Marvin Sapp’s song “You Are God Alone”

Sapp alleges that Patrick contacted him hundreds of times. He also claims that he never responded to her. Even though she has not been seen for over 3 months, there are those who hold out hope that she will be located. Check out the news clip below from Good Morning America a few months ago.

THE AIRPLANE MYSTERY CONTINUES…

Still no signs of the missing plane.
There are reports that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a U-turn about 40 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning. There are still more questions than answers about this Flight MH370. Flight MH370 suddenly vanished from civilian radar at 35,000 feet and descended about 600 feet. At least 10 countries have ships and planes still searching for the missing airplane.
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Aol.com is reporting the following:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official.

The development injects more mystery into the investigation of the disappearance of Saturday’s flight, and raises questions about why the aircraft was not transmitting signals detectable by civilian radar.

Local newspaper Berita Harian quoted Malaysian air force chief Gen. Rodzali Daud as saying radar at a military base had detected the airliner at 2:40 a.m. near Pulau Perak at the northern approach to the strait, a busy waterway that separates the western coast of Malaysia and Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

“After that, the signal from the plane was lost,” he was quoted as saying.

A high-ranking military official involved in the investigation confirmed the report and also said the plane was believed to be flying low. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

Authorities had earlier said the plane, which took off at 12:20 a.m. and was headed to Beijing, may have attempted to turn back to Kuala Lumpur, but they expressed surprise that it would do so without informing ground control.

The search for the plane was initially focused on waters between the eastern coast of Malaysia and Vietnam, the position where aviation authorities last tracked it. No trace of the plane, which was carrying 239 people, has been found by than 40 planes and ships from at least 10 nations searching the area.

Earlier Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines said in a statement that search and rescue teams had expanded their scope to the Malacca Strait. An earlier statement said the western coast of Malaysia was “now the focus,” but the airline subsequently said that phrase was an oversight. It didn’t elaborate. Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the search remained “on both sides” of the country.

TERRORISM BLAMED FOR MISSING AIRPLANE?

Info is still vague on the missing plane flying over the sea between Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. There are still questions as to whether this is an act of terrorism. Though there is an abundance of speculation going around, it is still too soon to know anything because the plane is still missing. However, investigators are making headway as evidenced by the story below. Let’s all pray for the families of these people. It is hard to imagine what they must be going through.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.

The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning.

The oil slicks were spotted late Saturday off the southern tip of Vietnam and were each between 10 kilometers (6 miles) and 15 kilometers (9 miles) long, the Vietnamese government said in a statement. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said they were consistent with the kinds that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner.

Two-thirds of the missing plane’s passengers were from China, while others were from elsewhere in Asia, North America and Europe.

Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said there was no indication that the pilots had sent a distress signal, suggesting that whatever happened to the plane occurred quickly and possibly catastrophically.

Asked whether terrorism was suspected, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said, “We are looking at all possibilities, but it is too early to make any conclusive remarks.”

LEAVE YOUR UNDERWEAR… AT HOME!

A pastor in Kenya has apparently lost his mind but not his nerve. He has the nerve to forbid all women attending his service from wearing bras and underwear. There are many words that I can use to describe this man but I try to keep it positive here at studiotj. So in the spirit of positivity, I’ll just say he likes for the women of his church to feel free. Yeah, right! Check out the story below.
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*A pastor in Kenya feels that when women wear underwear, they are not as close to God as they should be so…
Off with your drawers and bras, women!
According to the Kenyan Post, Reverend Njohi said women who attend his services at the Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church in Nairobi are forbidden from wearing bras and underwear. Njohi said when going to church, people need to be “free in body and spirit” so they can receive Christ.
Now, I don’t mean any disrespect here but, can’t you just picture God shaking his head and saying, “Forgive Him my people, he done lost his mind.”
Of course this rule only applies to the female population because men, it appears, can reach God just fine with their underwear on.
This isn’t an optional thing either, according to Metro:
The pastor added there would be grave consequences if his female members did not adhere to the new rule, which was reportedly adhered to as most women are said to have attended the next service with no underwear.
Mothers were told to check their daughters to make sure they don’t have underwear on, so they can be close to Jesus.
Thanks to Jezebel.com for excerpts of this article.

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN…


Reports have surfaced that soul singer Percy Sledge has been diagnosed with liver cancer. The report indicates that Sledge pulled out of a UK tour after reportedly being diagnosed. Percy Sledge is 73 years old and is best know for his 1966 classic “When a Man Loves a Woman”. He was scheduled to perform as a part of David Gest’s Legends of Soul tour.
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According to Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Gest told the audience:
“Percy won’t be with us tonight, I’m afraid. He’s in hospital with liver cancer. I know we are all going to pray for him.”

ATLANTA SNOW AND ICE

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If you live in the Atlanta area, this scene is very familiar to you today. OLD MAN WINTER, as some would call it, has reappeared. When I look at this scene, it reminds me of a scripture from Job 38:22, 23. God is speaking to Job in a whirlwind and asking him questions:
22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, ?
God says that he has snow and hail on reserve…against the day of battle and war! Take time to read the entire passage if you really want to be impressed. At any rate, I’m posting this video in case you did not know, there is… NOBODY GREATER! by Vashawn Mitchell. Enjoy your day.

PICTURE THIS…

Take a look at these pictures and tell me what they look like to you. I am working on a story that I will post sometime tomorrow. I think someone is about to be put on blast. I won’t comment further until I complete my report. Be on the lookout tomorrow for more on this story that is sure to open up a few eyes.
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BACK IN THE WOODS

Tiger Woods is in the news again. This time it is not because of his accomplishments but because his niece, Cheyenne Woods, has just won the Australian Ladies Masters. I guess this is her way of carrying on the family name. Check out the story below.
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According to the Associated Press:
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Cheyenne Woods won the Australian Ladies Masters on Sunday for her first major professional tour victory, holding off 17-year-old Australian amateur Minjee Lee by two strokes.
The 23-year-old Woods, Tiger Woods’ niece, closed with a 4-under 69 at Royal Pines to finish at 16-under 276. Lee also shot 69 in the event sanctioned by the European and Australian tours.
Woods birdied the par-5 15th to open a two-stroke lead, hitting a wedge from about 120 yards to 4 feet. On the par-5 18th, she matched Lee with a birdie, holing out from 1 1/2 feet.
”This is a huge accomplishment for me,” Woods said. ”The European Tour has been great to be able to play this past year. I’ve been able to see all of these great players, play with Solheim Cup members … to be able to come out here and compete with them and come out on top was huge for me.”