The investigation into an engine explosion on a jetliner taking off from Denver is focusing on a fan blade that appeared to be weakened by wear and tear, a development reminiscent of a fatal failure on board another plane in 2018. These and other recent engine failures raise questions over long-held assumptions about how long fan blades last and whether they are being inspected often enough. A Boeing 777 operated by United Airlines had to make an emergency landing in Denver after one of its engines blew apart, spewing huge chunks of wreckage that landed in neighborhoods and sports fields. Passengers captured video of the crippled engine, wobbling and still on fire, as pilots made a safe return to the airport minutes after the plane bound for Hawaii took off. RELATED: PHOTOS: Debris from a United Airlines Boeing 777 rains down in Broomfield WHAT HAPPENED? Investigators said late Monday that two fan blades in the Pratt & Whitney engine broke off and one of them showed … [Read more...] about Why a United Airlines plane’s engine exploded over Denver
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Cadarius Johnson, seen here at 16 years old when he was booked into Claiborne Parish Detention Center in July 2013. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Cadarius Johnson shuffled into a Shreveport hospital dressed in a prison uniform, his legs in shackles and wrists chained to his thin waist. Two armed guards escorted the 17-year-old with a developmental disability to see a psychologist, ready to intervene in another outburst. In childish, uneven handwriting, Cadarius wrote his name onto a legal form, releasing his right to medical privacy. Whatever unpredictable thing he might say next could be turned over to a judge. It had been three months since an early morning in July 2013 when Cadarius, then 16, was left alone at his mobile home despite a court order telling his mother to stay with him. For reasons that remain unclear, he called 911 and hung up four times before sunrise. Within the hour, Cadarius was in custody, and a sheriff’s deputy was accusing … [Read more...] about A Louisiana teen with disabilities needed help. Why was he accused of trying to kill a cop?
Source: Pixabay Free Image The Greatest Barrier to Reaching Your Potential There are many reasons that many (perhaps most) people never reach their full potential. And in shying away from the challenges that would enable them to do so, they end up feeling frustrated and dissatisfied—not only with themselves but with their lives in general. But without being proactive in breaking through the barriers that are keeping them stuck, the pursuits that could lead to their greater happiness and fulfillment remain unexamined. The most common way we safeguard our individual and relational safety—or lessen our worrisome sense of vulnerability—is not to venture outside our comfort zone. And leading a life of caution does minimize what otherwise might (temporarily, at least) upset our emotional equilibrium. For whenever the possibility of failure or rejection raises its unnerving head, a primal survival program that instinctively dwells inside us will raise its voice, vehemently … [Read more...] about How to Tackle Challenges: From Comfort Zone to Courage Zone