This is the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition

A few days ago, Aston Martin, one of the greatest British car manufacturer, has published a teaser video with a special edition of the Vanquish model. Today, the British officials have unveiled that version. It is the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition.

The new model is available as a coupe or convertible and can be ordered in black or white body paint. On the exterior, we also have noticed the window surrounds, the brake calipers and the unique alloy wheels. Inside, the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition features a special Bang & Olufsen audio system with anodized speaker grilles, Herringbone carbon fiber accessories and metallic elements.

The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition will be available with a V12 6.0 liter engine with 576 horsepower and 630 Nm peak of torque. The engine resources are sent to the gravel thanks to an eight speed automatic transmission. As a result, the all-new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition can sprint from stand still to 96 km/h in 3,6 seconds.

Expansion of European bailout fund approved by Germany

110929012131 germany merkel schaeuble story top 300x168 Expansion of European bailout fund approved by GermanyWhile Greece’s debt woes fuel fears of a wider financial crisis, the powers of Europe’s bailout fund were voted to increase by Germany’s parliament on Thursday.

Confidence should be boosted in European markets, given the fact that the vote passed by a large majority, namely 523 in favor to 85 against.

A number of European countries must ratify the Expansion of the European Financial Stability Facility – Europe’s bailout fund – in order to increase its capacity from 250 billion euros to 440 billion euros.

Austria and Finland had also voted in favor of the bailout fund earlier this week.

However, as Chancellor Angela Merkel is a key figure trying to pull the bloc out of the crisis, and while Germany represents the eurozone’s biggest economy, the vote in Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag was as crucial.

The fund will be allowed by the new powers to buy sovereign bonds in the capital markets, thing which is bound to prop up debt prices and help countries in the eurozone fund themselves.

Man plotting attack on Pentagon indicted

110930121435 rezwan ferdaus mugshot story body Man plotting attack on Pentagon indictedAccording to the US Department of Justice, a 26-year-old man was indicted by a federal grand jury in boston for plotting to use model airplanes to attack the Pentagon and US Capitol.

As reported by authorities, the US citizen Rezwan Ferdaus was said to have planned to use large, remote-controlled model aircraft filled with C-4 plastic explosive against the targets. Ferdaus is a citizen from Ashland, Massachusetts and was arrested Wednesday.

Ferdaus has a physics degree from Northeastern University in Boston and was charged with attempting to provide materials to al Qaeda for attacks on US soldiers, after an undercover FBI investigation unfolded quietly.

As reported by a law enforcement official, undercover operatives kept in close contact with Ferdaus, and he was said not to pose immediate danger to the public. The source added that there was no information related to him being connected to a foreign terrorist organization, as he was apparently radicalized by watching videos on line.

 

Hispanic children group – the poorest

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According to a new survey, the largest single group of poor children in any racial or ethnic category is Hispanic for the first time in US history.

As reported by the Pew Hispanic Center study, 37.3% of poor children in the US were Hispanic, compared with only 26.6 % black and 30.5% white.

In 2010 the number of poor Hispanic children was of 6.1 million, according to the Pew analysis of new census data. The 2010 census revealed for the first time that Hispanics are US no. 2 group. surpassing African-Americans, and hence the negative trend emerged.

16.3% of the total American population is represented by Hispanics; however, the youth population is even bigger, as 23.1 % of US children are Latino, according to the study.

Moreover, according to the study, there are 6.1 million LAtino children living in sheer poverty, while more than two -thirds of them, namely 4.1 million come from immigrant parents. The study said that of those 4.1 million, 86% were born in America. The other 2 million poor Latino children have parents born in the US.

Kalashnikov rifle no longer bought by Russian army

110929050641 russia kalashnikov story top 300x168 Kalashnikov rifle no longer bought by Russian armyThe famed Kalashnikov rifle was no longer ordered by the russian army, as they are waiting on a newer model which is bein developed by its manufacturer at present.

According to Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia Nikolai Makarov, the army has more weapons than it is required, so there will be no problem in waiting for the more advanced weaponry.

Reports say that the 91-year-old inventor of the weapon, Mihail Kalashnikov was not informed about the army’s decision. Russia’s Izvestia newspaper quoted a friend of Kalashnikov who was saying that “We do not want to have it on our conscience and tell him such bad news. He might not live through it.”

The weapon, also known as the AK-47 was invented in 1947 and it is known for its simplicity of operation and maintenance. Also, it is known for its reliability in extreme conditions, hot, cold, wet or sandy. It had been the weapon of choice for both  national armies and paramilitary guerillas.

Man found alive after his car plunged off road

093011 lacarplunge 300x168 Man found alive after his car plunged off roadThe man whose car plunged 200 feet off a mountain road was found alive. He had tp built a makeshift camp, eat leaves and drink water from a creek in order to survive, but he did it.

According to Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt Mark Savage, 67-year-old David Lavau was found by his family, who were conducting their own search. He was at the bottom of a ravine off Lake Hughes Road in the Los Angeles National Forest on Thursday.

Capt Savage reported that there was another vehicle found nearby, but its driver did not survive the crash. Also, there is no clue on how the car could have ended up off the road.

Lisa Lavau, David’s daughter said that her family had not known anything about her father for days and reported him missing. Given the information she got regarding the fact that her father used a credit card at a nearby grocery store, she decided to search the area with her brother and daughter.

Lisa told reporters that “We stopped at every ravine, and looked over every hill and then my brother got out of the car and we kept screaming and the next thing we heard Dad saying `help, help,’ and there he was.”

Large part of Vietnam evacuated due to floods

abc wn flood 110908 wg 300x168 Large part of Vietnam evacuated due to floodsThis summer the Philippines went through the wildest weather after several Asian countries were affected by floods.

On Friday 20,000 people were forced to evacuate Vietnam as a tropical storm wacked the country and the Philippines braced for a new typhoon.

In the past four months, the region had been under total chaos as typhoons, tropical storms and prolonges monsoon flooding left more than 600 people dead or missing in India, Thailand, the Philippines, Japan, China, Pakistan and Vietnam.

Only in India, the damage is worth about $1billion, while the worst hit state is Orissa, with a damage of more than $726 million.

According to the state-run Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, studies showed an intensification of the Asian summer monsoon rainfall, while the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations are increasing more and more.

Northern and central areas were reported to be the next target for heavy rains, while flash flood warnings were issued, with landslides in mountainous regions expected to happen because of the heavy rain.

According to Graciano Yumul, the Philippines’ weather bureau chief, “The ground is still supersaturated and it cannot absorb more water. This will just flow down to rivers and towns, and there is a big possibility that landslides, flash flooding and flooding could occur.”

Another terrorist dies

Awlaki 300x190 Another terrorist diesAnother news in the war on terrorism is making its way to Americans, as Anwar al-Awlaki has been k illed by a US military strike in Yemen.

According to OBama administration officials, the man was born in the IS and was an al-Qaeda cleric, accused of plotting attacks against the US.

As reported by the Associated Press, “the 40-year-old al-Awlaki is believed to have inspired and even plotted or helped coordinate some of the recent attacks on the U.S., including the failed Christmas Day 2009 bombing of an airliner heading for Detroit, Michigan, and the also unsuccessful plot to send mail bombs on planes from Yemen to the United States in October.”

Obama is expected to appear on a press conference today in order to address al-Awlaki’s death in public, as it is already known that the President will speak at the “change of office” ceremony for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The reason is that Mike Mullen retires and Martin Dempsey will take his place.

Israel retaliates after rocket attack from Gaza

110930015821 fighter jet story top 300x168 Israel retaliates after rocket attack from GazaAccording to Israeli and Palestinian officials, rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza, but Thursday night Israeli warplanes went into the sky striking back at their attackers.

As reported by Hamas security sources, two Palestinian rockets were fired into Israel. However, the Israel Defense Forces stated that the only damage caused by one of the rockets was to an abandoned building.

As a response, what was described by the IDF as a “terror activity site” had been targeted by an ISraeli military aircraft in the central Gaza Strip. The statement added that a direct hit have been confirmed at the site.

Hamas security forces said that an Israeli missile hit a Hamas military base east of the refugee camp of al-Maghazi. Israeli planes were said to have remained in the skies at least 40 minutes later.

As reported by local medical sources, there were no injuries related to the attacks.

Plane crashed in Indonesia mountains hard to reach

110930093947 indonesia plane crash story top 300x168 Plane crashed in Indonesia mountains hard to reachAccording to an air transportation official, an airplane crahse in Indonesia with 18 people aboard, and now rescue teams are doing their best in order to reach the plane, as it is somewhere in the mountains.

On Thursday morning the airplane lost contact with air traffic controllers soon after it took off from the Medan Polonia Airport in North Sumatra.

The plane was on its way to the Kutacane district in Aceh province. According to Indonesia’s director general for air transportation, Henry Bakti, the plane crashed somewhere in the mountains of North Sumatra.

During an aerial search the plane was spotted and appeared to be largely intact, as reported by Bakti. Two children and two infants were on the plane, but their condition is not known yet.

Given the fact that airplanes are the main means of transportation between Indonesia’s islands, there are many crashess happening in one year. In May, another plane crashed off the coast of Kaimana killing 15 people.