The 10 Largest Airports in the World As Seen From Above

I’ve always loved flying, especially the approach to a new airport from above - the joy of discovering the runway and terminal design for the first time, etc. Below you’ll find interesting aerial photos of the 10 largest airports in the world—largest defined by the number of people passing through each year. These numbers are based on 2011 stats. Which is your favorite? Mine is the last one, number 10, in Hong Kong, which I’m eager to fly into! Also, am I the only one surprised that Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world, clocking 92,365,860 people last year, while JFK isn’t even in the top 10?

1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International

2. Beijing Capital International Airport

3. London Heathrow Airport

4. O'Hare International Airport

5. Tokyo International Airport

6. Los Angeles International Airport

7. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle AirportHartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International

 

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Micromax A110 Full phone Specification

Also known as Micromax A110 Canvas 2.
General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 2100
SIM Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)
Announced 2012, October
Status Available. Released 2012, November
Body Dimensions 147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm (5.79 x 3.01 x 0.38 in)
Weight -
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 854 pixels, 5.0 inches (~196 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Yes
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB (2 GB user available) storage, 512 MB
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, HSUPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes
Secondary Yes, VGA
Features OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset MediaTek MT6577
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX531
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
 - SNS integration
- MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Battery   Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 180 h
Talk time Up to 5 hMicromax A110

Nokia Lumia 620 preview: First look

Introduction

The Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 give Nokia all the presence they need in the higher WP8 circles, but a smart maneuver has helped HTC emerge as a serious threat in the lower midrange. The Finns, who are obviously having none of that, responded swiftly to the Windows Phone 8S. After all, when the future of the whole company is resting on a single platform, you just can't leave anything to chance.
Nokia Lumia 620 official photos
The Nokia Lumia 620 has obviously done its homework. Just like the HTC WP 8S, it offers a downclocked dual-core Krait CPU, 512MB of RAM and a styling that's clearly targeting youths. This kind of approach makes a lot of sense - the WP8 definitely needs an awareness boost among younger users and reasonable spenders, if it's going to seriously challenge the dominating smartphone platforms.

Nokia Lumia 620 at a glance:

  • General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz; HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • Form factor: Touchscreen bar
  • Dimensions: 115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm, 76 cc; 127 g
  • Display: 3.8" 16M-color WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) ClearBlack TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • Chipset: 1GHz dual-core Krait processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 512MB RAM
  • OS: Windows Phone 8
  • Memory: 8 GB of inbuilt storage, microSD card slot (up to 64 GB)
  • Camera: 5 megapixel auto-focus, face and smile detection; 720p (1280 x 720) video recording at 30fps; VGA front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, stereo Bluetooth 3.0, standard microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC
  • Misc: built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor
Specs-wise the Nokia Lumia 620 is virtually identical to the HTC Windows Phone 8S. The two major differences are a smaller screen (just 0.2 inches, at the same resolution) and the 4GB of extra storage the Nokia offers. Make no mistake though - the superior brand recognition, and more importantly, the exclusive software make the Lumia 620 the favorite in this fight. Free lifetime voice guided navigation is not a bad thing to have and can make all the difference when two devices are as closely matched as this.

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World Oldest woman Dies in Japan at 115



The world’s oldest woman passed away this week at the age of 115.
According to UPI, Koto Okubo die in a nursing home in Japan. Officials are not releasing the cause of her death but it would be fair to assume that she died of natural causes.
Okubo, who was born on December 24, 1897 in Kawasaki, Japan, was with her son at the nursing home at the time of her death.
Okubo only held the world’s oldest woman title for a few short weeks. She inherited the title after Dina Manfredini passed away in December.
The Huffington Post notes that Okubo’s passing comes just a few weeks from the death of another title holder. Mamie Rearden, the oldest woman in the United States, passed away at the age of 114 on January 5.
The world’s oldest title is frequently passed around for obvious reasons. Thankfully, the world’s oldest man ever is still alive and kicking. At nearly 116-years-old Jiroemon Kimura has lived on earth longer than any other man.
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Guinness World Records Crowns World’s Largest Snake, Medusa

Shortly after the release of the 2013 Guinness World Records book, a new record has already slithered its way into the books, with the world’s largest snake in captivity.
The new record-breaking snake is a 25 feet and two inch long Reticulated Python named Medusa, who lives at The Edge of Hell attraction in Kansas City, Missouri, reports The Examiner.
The Edge of Hell attraction is run by Full Moon Productions and uses Medusa to entertain visitors at the attraction, particularly those afraid of snakes.
She is a 350-pound reticulated python who usually sits in a small nook of the attraction coiled up, seemingly enjoying her posh lifestyle. The Daily Mail notes that Medusa’s handler and Edge of Hell general manager, Larry Edgar states that:
“We try to keep Medusa well-fed and slightly out of reach as there have been instances with Reticulated Pythons where they’ve had to cut people out of them! We never underestimate that she does always have the upper-hand.”
Despite the fact that Reticulated Pythons are known for wrapping themselves around humans, Medusa has been known to nudge her handler, Edgar, for his assistance in shedding her skin, especially when it gets tough.
She often gets a large crowd when she makes rare visits to local parks around Kansas City as well. Amber Arnett-Bequeaith,Vice President of Full Moon Productions and Medusa’s Spokesperson, states that:
“Medusa’s size and stature are mesmerizing! Perhaps there really is an alluring aspect to ‘deadly’ beauty, as her name connotes. Full Moon Productions is proud to showcase such an extraordinary reptile, and hopes that everyone can appreciate her and the Guinness World Records title she now holds.”
Edgar purchased Medusa when she was just a baby. He stated that when he first got her, she was “his snake was 24 inches long, as big as my finger.” As for now? The eight-year-old snake is still growing.
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US may leave no troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014


FILE - In this July 14, 2011, file photo, U.S. soldiers board a U.S. military plane, as they leave Afghanistan, at the U.S. base in Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Obama administration gave the first explicit signal Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, that it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of troops may be needed to keep a lid on al-Qaida and to strengthen Afghan forces.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)
Associated Press/Musadeq Sadeq, File - FILE - In this July 14, 2011, file photo, U.S. soldiers board a U.S. military plane, as they leave Afghanistan, at the U.S. base in Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of troops may be needed to contain al-Qaida and to strengthen Afghan forces.
"We wouldn't rule out any option," including zero troops, Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser, said Tuesday.
"The U.S. does not have an inherent objective of 'X' number of troops in Afghanistan," Rhodes said. "We have an objective of making sure there is no safe haven for al-Qaida in Afghanistan and making sure that the Afghan government has a security force that is sufficient to ensure the stability of the Afghan government."
The U.S. now has 66,000 troops in Afghanistan, down from a peak of about 100,000 as recently as 2010. The U.S. and its NATO allies agreed in November 2010 that they would withdraw all their combat troops by the end of 2014, but they have yet to decide what future missions will be necessary and how many troops they would require.
Those issues are central to talks this week as Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
At stake is the risk of Afghanistan's collapse and a return to the chaos of the 1990s that enabled the Taliban to seize power and provide a haven for Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network. Fewer than 100 al-Qaida fighters are believed to remain in Afghanistan, although a larger number are just across the border in Pakistani sanctuaries.
Panetta has said he foresees a need for a U.S. counterterrorism force in Afghanistan beyond 2014, plus a contingent to train Afghan forces. He is believed to favor an option that would keep about 9,000 troops in the country.
Administration officials in recent days have said they are considering a range of options for a residual U.S. troop presence of as few as 3,000 and as many as 15,000, with the number linked to a specific set of military-related missions like hunting down terrorists.
Asked in a conference call with reporters whether zero was now an option, Rhodes said, "That would be an option we would consider."
His statement could be interpreted as part of an administration negotiating strategy. On Friday Karzai is scheduled to meet Obama at the White House to discuss ways of framing an enduring partnership beyond 2014.
The two are at odds on numerous issues, including a U.S. demand that any American troops who would remain in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends be granted immunity from prosecution under Afghan law. Karzai has resisted, while emphasizing his need for large-scale U.S. support to maintain an effective security force after 2014.
In announcing last month in Kabul that he had accepted Obama's invitation to visit this week, Karzai made plain his objectives.
"Give us a good army, a good air force and a capability to project Afghan interests in the region," Karzai said, and he would gladly reciprocate by easing the path to legal immunity for U.S. troops.
Karzai is scheduled to meet Thursday with Panetta at the Pentagon and with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department.
Without explicitly mentioning immunity for U.S. troops, Obama's top White House military adviser on Afghanistan, Doug Lute, told reporters Tuesday that the Afghans will have to give the U.S. certain "authorities" if it wants U.S. troops to remain.
"As we know from our Iraq experience, if there are no authorities granted by the sovereign state, then there's not room for a follow-on U.S. military mission," Lute said. He was referring to 2011 negotiations with Iraq that ended with no agreement to grant legal immunity to U.S. troops who would have stayed to help train Iraqi forces. As a result, no U.S. troops remain in Iraq.
David Barno, a retired Army three-star general and former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, wrote earlier this week that vigorous debate has been under way inside the administration on a "minimalist approach" for post-2014 Afghanistan.
In an opinion piece for ForeignPolicy.com on Monday, Barno said the "zero option" was less than optimal but "not necessarily an untenable one." Without what he called the stabilizing influence of U.S. troops, Barno cautioned that Afghanistan could "slip back into chaos."
Barno said the Afghan-Pakistan border area where numbers of Islamic extremists are in hiding could become the scene of a prolonged "intelligence war" after 2014, with the U.S. and its Afghan and Pakistan partners sharing intelligence.
"Given its vital importance, this undertaking will endure — regardless of the size of the residual U.S. military presence," he wrote.
Rhodes said Obama is focused on two main outcomes in Afghanistan: ensuring that the country does not revert to being the al-Qaida haven it was prior to Sept. 11, 2001, and getting the government to the point where it can defend itself.
"That's what guides us, and that's what causes us to look for different potential troop numbers — or not having potential troops in the country," Rhodes said.
He predicted that Obama and Karzai would come to no concrete conclusions on international military missions in Afghanistan beyond 2014, and he said it likely would be months before Obama decides how many U.S. troops — if any — he wants to keep there.
Rhodes said Obama remains committed to further reducing the U.S. military presence this year, although the pace of that withdrawal will not be decided for a few months.

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7 Hot Jobs for $70K+

By Alida Moore, PayScale.com

When it comes to planning for your financial future, securing a job in a growing industry might be your best bet. But, which jobs have the most promise for a $70K (or higher) payday?

According to online salary database, PayScale.com, industries on the rise include technology, engineering, and finance. "Jobs in these industries are 'hot' because they are in high-demand, rapidly growing fields, and are expected to experience positive growth, both in pay and job opportunities," says Katie Bardaro, Director of Analytics at PayScale.

Here are seven jobs that typically pay over $70,000, each with a predicted growth rate of over 14 percent, the average rate of all jobs as predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Petroleum Geologist
Median Pay: $100,000

The oil and gas industry frequently appears in lists of industries that are thriving. A petroleum geologist plays a key role in finding oil, using various sciences to discover potential oil traps. A bachelor's degree is required, though some positions require candidates to have a master's degree in geology or petroleum engineering.

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Data Scientist, IT
Median Pay: $91,500

Big Data is technology's newest player and it's here to stay, Bardaro says. "In today's world, everyone wants to collect and analyze data to make their products and businesses more successful," she explains. A data scientist is required to spot trends in data, so this career might be a good fit for you if you are inquisitive, patient, and analytic. A bachelor's degree is required.

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Management Consultant

Median Pay: $87,400
With the economy still in recovery from the Great Recession, businesses need to be strategic about their choices. A management consultant can help a business decide the best path of action to take when it comes to making decisions about growth, employees, and products. Ideally, a management consultant helps render businesses more successful. This job typically requires a bachelor's degree.

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Portfolio Manager
Median Pay: $84,500

With the uncertainty of the economy, it's good to have a team of professionals overseeing portfolios, explains Bardaro. "Typically, portfolio managers work for a company, rather than an individual, managing financials to ensure they grow year over year, to make sure the boat doesn't sink," she says. This job typically requires a bachelor's degree.

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Clinical Engineer, Medical Devices
Median Pay: $72,600

The demand for healthcare services rises with our increasing population. As baby boomers age, the need ultrasound machines, dialysis machines, and other medical devices will continue to multiply. A clinical engineer is responsible for responding to this need by making these devices smarter, more technologically advanced. This job requires a bachelor's degree.

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Content Strategist

Median Pay: $72,100

If you are a creative thinker who understands how to make a brand appeal to a wide audience, you might be well-suited for a career as a content strategist. Bridget Quigg, content strategist at a Seattle, WA tech startup, enjoys a lot of variety in her career. "I love my job. It's creative almost 100 percent of the time. Infographics, whitepapers, articles, blog posts - I get to make all kinds of topics shine," says Quigg. Typically, a person in this career holds a bachelor's degree.

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Android Software Developer
Median Pay: $70,500

Next time you are waiting on line at the coffee shop, look around and notice how many patrons are using their phones. "Smartphone usage is on the rise; mobile devices have become one of the main ways people consume media," says Bardaro. If you have ideas for great apps and an understanding of the Android operating system and software development, you might enjoy this career.

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Source: All salary and education data provided by online salary database PayScale.com. Salaries listed are median, annual pay for workers with five to eight years of experience and include all bonuses, commissions or profit sharing. The projected growth rate is the Bureau of Labor Statistics' forecast of the percentage job growth between 2010 and 2020.

World Ugliest Woman Lizzie

The World’s Skinniest Woman Is American, Eats Junk Food Every 15 Minutes

world slimmest womanCongrats, America. We all may be fat, but we’re also home to Lizzie Velasquez, the Texas woman who weighs only 27kg and must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive thanks to a rare condition she’s had since birth.
For some reason Velasquez, a 20-year-old communications student, has become a media sensation in Britain, which has covered her story extensively in recent days. Velasquez suffers from Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome, “which causes accelerated ageing, fat loss from the face and body and tissue degeneration”. She’s only one of three people in the world who has the condition. And one of its effects is that she can’t gain weight.
Now she consumes between 5000-8000 calories a day and still can’t gain a pound. “I eat small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts all day long,” she tells the Telegraph. Aside from the fact she’s dealing with what sounds like a horrible illness, it sounds like she’s living the American dream!
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Diana Photo Mystery Man Revealed

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he mystery of the young man sitting beside the late Diana Spencer in a photo apparently prohibited from being published has been solved.
The photo of Lady Diana before she married into the royal family will be up for auction later this month. Besides the identity of the mystery man, the words, "not to be published," written on the image in grease pencil, intrigued the photo's owner, Eric Caren of Caren Archive.
Caren had bought images from the former British newspaper, the Daily Mirror.
The man in the photo is Adam Russell, a student at Oxford University at the time and the great-grandson of former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. He is currently a deer farmer in Dorset, England.
Reached on the phone in western England, Russell confirmed with ABC News he was the man in the photo, but refused to say any more.

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Asked whether he had any additional photos of himself at the time, he replied, "you've got one, it was just several years ago… The hair's a bit shorter, otherwise you'd probably recognize [me]."
According to royal biographer Andrew Morton, the two were just friends.
In Morton's book, "Diana, Her True Story - In Her Own Words," he writes that her friend, Mary-Ann Stewart-Richardson, invited Diana to join her family on their skiing holiday in the French Alps. It was there that Lady Diana and Russell were injured and so they spent a lot of time together.
She fell on the ski slopes and tore all the tendons in her left ankle.
Morton said, Russell "always liked Diana but nothing ever happened, in part because he never expressed his desire for her."
Diana did not attend Oxford but the two apparently kept in touch when they returned to London.
"After the holiday, he went away for a year and when he came back he was told he had competition: the Prince of Wales," Morton said.
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