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Black Box Of Sriwijaya Plane Retrieved By Indonesian Search Team



One of the two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed in the Java Sea with 62 people onboard has been retrieved by an Indonesian search party, a critical instrument for investigators investigating the cause of the crash.

As a team, including divers and a remotely operated underwater vehicle, the flight data recorder was found sweeping the seafloor in search of the black boxes that were on flight SJ 182 when it crashed three days ago shortly after takeoff.

Flight data recorders process information, including pressure, airspeed, and altitude, from a flight. The second black box, the voice recorder for the cockpit, has not been identified yet.

Indonesian National Armed Forces Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said the underwater acoustic beacons of the black boxes, which sent out a series of pings to help searchers locate them, were both detached. However, he was hopeful that the team would soon locate the second black box.

The head of the National Transport Safety Committee, Soerjanto Tjahjono, said that it would take two to five days for the authorities to read the data from the recovered black box.

“We are expecting that through this investigation we can unfold the mystery of this accident,” he said.

On Saturday afternoon, the Sriwijaya plane plunged into the waters northwest of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. The flight hit the Thousand Islands, a popular Indonesian tourist destination, and was bound for Pontianak, a city on the Indonesian side of the island of Borneo.

According to the global flight tracking service Flightradar24, four minutes into the flight, and in the midst of heavy rains, the plane plummeted 10,000 feet in less than a minute before vanishing from the radar. Navy divers discovered the wreckage of the plane on Sunday after detecting a signal from the plane’s fuselage.

Dozens of body bags were filled with human remains by a rescue team, and pieces of the plane and debris were retrieved from the site.

According to Flightradar24, the plane was a 26-year-old Boeing 737-500. The aircraft was in good shape before it took off, Sriwijaya Airlines CEO Jefferson Irwin Jauwena said.

The nation, with a population of 270 million people, relies heavily on air travel for commuting between islands around the archipelago, which ranges across more than 3,000 miles, about the same distance between London and New York. Indonesia has a weak aviation safety record and aircraft accidents are not uncommon.

In recent years, Indonesia has seen a boom in domestic aviation, with passenger traffic tripling between 2005 and 2017, according to the CAPA-Center for Aviation, an Australian consultancy.

A low-cost airline and the third-largest carrier in Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air carries more than 950,000 passengers per month from its Jakarta hub to 53 destinations within Indonesia and three regional countries.

Source: CNN


(Video) Kamen Rider Movie With Retro Theme? First Teaser of ‘Shin Kamen Rider’



Recently, it is announced that Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno currently writing and directing a new Kamen Rider feature movie. It is called Shin Kamen Rider, and the movie’s first teasers give us a good look at how Hideaki Anno is bringing the amazing character to life. It is said that Shin Kamen Rider has the best costume in a superhero movie.

Shin Kamen Rider looks to be trying to ape the classic Showa-era series as much as possible, presenting its tone and aesthetic through a modern lens. Hideaki Anno is a loud and proud lifetime fan of the series and even cosplayed as Hongo as a young man. A picture of the director in his own old costume was even used as a new poster advert for it.

The debut teaser gives all the fans the true first close-up looks at numerous details. The mask, the suit, and the bike have all been tastefully updated and also modernized. The music and font are on point. Everything looks fantastic. Part of the cast was also announced on Thursday in Tokyo. Sosuke Ikematsu, who appeared in The Last Samurai and also the award-winning Shoplifters, stars as a bike-riding cyborg protagonist that is none other than Takeshi Hongo. Minami Hamabe, who played Mia Fey in Takashi Miike’s Ace Attorney adaptation, stars as Ruriko Midorikawa.

Here is the closer look at the two leads in costume:

Shin Kamen Rider is the latest in Hideaki Anno’s Shin trilogy, which are the new reworkings of the classic Japanese characters. He wrote and also co-directed the 2016’s Shin Godzilla and also penned the upcoming Shin Ultraman. Because of the current situation, Shin Kamen Rider is slated to be released in Japan next March. The film’s release was unfortunately pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has also impacted the release of Shin Ultraman.

Sources: Polygon, YouTube 東映映画チャンネル.

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Almost All Labuan Schools Sanitised Ahead of Reopening On Monday



LABUAN, Oct 1  — Almost all primary and secondary schools on this duty-free island have been sanitised ahead of the opening of the school session on Monday (Oct 4).

Labuan Education director Yusuf Mohamad said sanitation works began last week with the cooperation of the Fire and Rescue Department.

“The reopening of the schools based on a weekly rotation method, will involve 17 primary and 10 secondary schools in the federal territory and among the schools which have been sanitised are SMK Pantai, SMK Labuan, SM Sains, SM Anthony, SM St Anne, SMK Mutiara and SMK Lajau,” he told Bernama today.

Once the secondary schools have been sanitised we will move on to the primary schools and we will ensure that everything is completed before the school session begins, he added.

Senior Minister of Education, Datuk Dr. Radzi Jidin on Sept 5 said, since Labuan is the first among federal territories and states in the country to move into Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) the ministry will take into account all the views given by the relevant agencies here, in drafting the necessary framework.

In the meantime, Yusuf said, the standard operating procedures (SOPs) relating to the reopening of schools have been conveyed to teachers and parents through village heads.

SOP compliance in classrooms and school areas, as well as orderly dispersal of students, would be the main focus before schools in Labuan reopen next week.

According to Yusuf, the school authorities would also ensure that cleanliness is maintained and learning facilities are in working condition after face-to-face learning activities were put on hold for over six months.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Girl Did Not Die Due To COVID-19 Vaccine – Kedah Health Dept



ALOR SETAR, Oct 1 –The Kedah Health Department (JKN) today denied that a female student died due to COVID-19 vaccine in Baling recently.

Its director, Dr Othman Warijo said the department investigated the matter and found the allegation was not true.

“The investigation found that the girl was a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) graduate and no longer a student. She received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sept 5, 2021 at the Dewan Tun Abdul Razak vaccination centre, Baling.

“She complained of stomach pain on Sept 19, 2021 and was given treatment at Baling Hospital. However, 20 days after she was being vaccinated, which was on Sept 25, 2021, she was taken to Baling Hospital because she was unconscious. Her health condition deteriorated and she was later pronounced dead,” said Dr Othman in a statement here today.

He said the body was taken to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, here,  for an autopsy and the result found that she died due to a ‘ruptured thoracic aneurysm’ and had nothing to do with the COVID-19 vaccine injection.

The department extends its condolences to the family of the deceased, he said and advised the public to not believe unconfirmed news on COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sources: BERNAMA

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