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(CNN) — He has been in a medically induced coma for over three months, but former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has shown moments of consciousness and awakening, his agent said Friday.
Schumacher, 45, suffered severe head trauma in a skiing accident at the French Alps resort of Meribel on December 29.
His agent Sabine Kehms latest update follows recent unsourced newspaper reports describing Schumachers medical condition in more gloomy terms.
Michael is making progress on his way, said Kehm. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening.
We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident.
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A seven-time world champion whose F1 career ended in 2012, Schumacher has been treated in Grenoble, France, since his accident.
But recently, former Formula 1 chief doctor Dr. Gary Hartstein said the prognosis for Schumacher was grave.
As time goes on, it becomes less and less likely that Michael will emerge to any significant extent, he said in a March 24 blog post.
The longer one remains in a vegetative state, the less the likelihood of emerging, and the higher the chances of severe ramifications if the patient does in fact emerge.
Most definitions consider the vegetative state to be permanent one year after the injury.
Patients who are in a persistent/permanent vegetative state have lifespans that are measured in months to a few years.
This depends on baseline function (extraordinary in the case of Michael, of course), the quality of nursing care, and other imponderables. They usually die of respiratory or urinary infections. Longer survivals have been described, but are exceptional.
In early January, a French prosecutor investigating the accident said that speed was not a reason for Schumachers fall.
His investigative team says it thinks the experienced skier hit a rock hidden beneath the snow while traversing an area between two marked pistes, which catapulted him face first onto another rock.
Schumacher ended up 9 meters (30 feet) from the edge of the piste, prosecutor Patrick Quincy said.
Footage from a small camera attached to Schumachers helmet has been used to help the investigators analysis.
As in Kehms previous statements, Schumachers agent asked the media to respect the privacy of the F1 legends family.
We would like to thank you all for the continuous sympathies, Kehm said. At the same time, we again ask for understanding that we do not intend to disclose details.
This is necessary to protect the privacy of Michael and his family, and to enable the medical team to work in full calmness.

sits bit in there

(CNN) — It may seem stunning that one of the most visited tourist attractions on the planet is a mall. Attracting 75 million visitors a year, The Dubai Mall gets more foot traffic than the Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls and Disney World combined.
Of course, The Dubai Mall is no ordinary shopping center. Billed as the worlds largest (in terms of total floor space) by the Guinness World Records when it first opened in 2008, the mall is larger than 50 football pitches.
It houses 1,200 stores, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, an aquarium, the worlds largest shoe store, 14,000 parking spaces, and a Boeing 737 flight simulator. It was no small investment; the entire complex cost $20 billion to build.
Its a city within a city, admits Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, the development company responsible for building the mall.
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As one can imagine, running such an enterprise is challenging, and it takes a lot of man power. With 20,000 employees, the malls staff is equivalent to the size of a small army.
To make it work, you need to have a tremendous amount of people that are on the job 24 hours a day, says David Macadam, CEO of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centers.
Though the mall closes at 10pm (midnight on the weekends), in some ways it is busiest after hours, when a cleaning crew of 100 sweep, vacuum and polish over 1.5m square feet of space every night.
Its a huge mall, notes Ahmen Hussein, the night shift supervisor for cleaning. We have to finish before the opening hour. Sometimes we only have five or six hours to do it. Its hard, but we like the challenge.
An even more arduous cleaning task sits just outside the malls doorstep. The Burj Khalifa Lake — an 150m liter artificial body of water that also houses The Dubai Fountain — requires daily maintenance, partly because the desert climate itches to contaminate it with sand.
The job is to target the areas where we have the highest sand accumulation, and clean it in a systematic way, says Jean Hanna, director of operations for The Dubai Fountain. In addition to the human staff, there are underwater robotic vacuums employed to undertake the task.
Despite the manpower that goes in to running the mall, Alabbar concedes that even more can be done to ensure it lives up to its full potential:
Weve tried really hard to make sure its prestigious, respected, looks after people, customers, companies, shareholders — the whole thing. I think were getting there. We still have to work a little bit, but were getting there.
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Just improbable realize escort

(CNN) — Could a massive passenger jet slip past radar, cross international borders and land undetected?
Thats a key question investigators escort are weighing as they continue the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished March 8 on a flight between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Beijing.
Radar does have some blind spots, and its possible to fly at lower altitudes to avoid being spotted, analysts told CNN.
But experts are divided over whether that could be what happened to the missing Boeing 777.

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Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 watch a news program about the missing plane as they wait for information at a hotel ballroom in Beijing on Monday, March 17. The Boeing 777 disappeared during a March 8 flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing.

Malaysian Transportation Minister Hishamuddin Hussein, center, shows maps of the search area March 17 at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, next to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

U.S. Navy crew members assist in search-and-rescue operations Sunday, March 16, in the Indian Ocean.

Indonesian personnel watch over high seas during a search operation in the Andaman Sea on Saturday, March 15.

A foam plane, which has personalized messages for the missing flights passengers, is seen at a viewing gallery March 15 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

A member of the Malaysian navy makes a call as his ship approaches a Chinese Coast Guard ship in the South China Sea on March 15.

A Indonesian ship heads to the Andaman Sea during a search operation near the tip of Sumatra, Indonesia, on March 15.

Elementary school students pray for the missing passengers during class in Medan, Indonesia, on March 15.

Col. Vu Duc Long of the Vietnam air force fields reporters questions at an air base in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after a search operation on Friday, March 14.

Members of the Chinese navy continue search operations on Thursday, March 13. The search area for Flight 370 has grown wider. After starting in the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, the planes last confirmed location, efforts are expanding west into the Indian Ocean.

A Vietnamese military official looks out an aircraft window during search operations March 13.

Malaysian air force members look for debris on March 13 near Kuala Lumpur.

A relative of a missing passenger watches TV at a Beijing hotel as she waits for the latest news March 13.

A member of the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency scans the horizon in the Strait of Malacca on Wednesday, March 12.

Relatives of missing passengers wait for the latest news at a hotel in Beijing on March 12.

Journalists raise their hands to ask questions during a news conference in Sepang on March 12.

Indonesian air force officers in Medan, Indonesia, examine a map of the Strait of Malacca on March 12.

A member of the Vietnamese air force checks a map while searching for the missing plane on Tuesday, March 11.

Iranians Pouri Nourmohammadi, second left, and Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, far right, were identified by Interpol as the two men who used stolen passports to board the flight. But theres no evidence to suggest either was connected to any terrorist organizations, according to Malaysian investigators. Malaysian police believe Nourmohammadi was trying to emigrate to Germany using the stolen Austrian passport.

An Indonesian navy crew member scans an area of the South China Sea bordering Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand on Monday, March 10.

Vietnam air force Col. Le Huu Hanh is reflected on the navigation control panel of a plane that is part of the search operation over the South China Sea on March 10.

Relatives of the missing flights passengers wait in a Beijing hotel room on March 10.

A U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter lands aboard the USS Pinckney to change crews before returning to search for the missing plane Sunday, March 9, in the Gulf of Thailand.

Members of the Fo Guang Shan rescue team offer a special prayer March 9 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

A handout picture provided by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows personnel checking a radar screen during search-and-rescue operations March 9.

Italian tourist Luigi Maraldi, who reported his passport stolen in August, shows his current passport during a news conference at a police station in Phuket island, Thailand, on March 9. Two passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight were reportedly traveling on stolen passports belonging to Maraldi and an Austrian citizen whose papers were stolen two years ago.

Hugh Dunleavy, commercial director of Malaysia Airlines, speaks to journalists March 9 at a Beijing hotel where relatives and friends of the missing flights passengers are staying.

Vietnamese air force crew stand in front of a plane at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on March 9 before heading out to the area between Vietnam and Malaysia where the airliner vanished.

Buddhist monks at Kuala Lumpur International Airport offer a special prayer for the missing passengers on March 9.

The Chinese navy warship Jinggangshan prepares to leave Zhanjiang Port early on March 9 to assist in search-and-rescue operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. The Jinggangshan, an amphibious landing ship, is loaded with lifesaving equipment, underwater detection devices and supplies of oil, water and food.

Members of a Chinese emergency response team board a rescue vessel at the port of Sanya in Chinas Hainan province on March 9. The vessel is carrying 12 divers and will rendezvous with another rescue vessel on its way to the area where contact was lost with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The rescue vessel sets out from Sanya in the South China Sea.

A family member of missing passengers is mobbed by journalists at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Saturday, March 8.

A Vietnamese air force plane found traces of oil that authorities had suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the Vietnamese government online newspaper reported March 8. However, a sample from the slick showed it was bunker oil, typically used to power large cargo ships, Malaysias state news agency, Bernama, reported on March 10.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives to meet family members of missing passengers at the reception center at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8.

Malaysia Airlines official Joshua Law Kok Hwa, center, speaks to reporters in Beijing on March 8.

A relative of two missing passengers reacts at their home in Kuala Lumpur on March 8.

Wang Yue, director of marketing of Malaysia Airlines in China, reads a company statement during a news conference at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 8.

Chinese police at the Beijing airport stand beside the arrival board showing delayed Flight 370 in red on March 8.

A woman asks a staff member at the Beijing airport for more information on the missing flight.

A Malaysian man who says he has relatives on board the missing plane talks to journalists at the Beijing airport on March 8.

Passengers walk past a Malaysia Airlines sign on March 8 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Ahmad Juahari Yahya, front, speaks during a news conference on March 8 at a hotel in Sepang. We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with the jet, he said.

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Jeffrey Beatty, a security consultant and former FBI special agent, says someone could have planned a route that avoided radar detection.
It certainly is possible to fly through the mountains in that part of the world and not be visible on radar. Also, an experienced pilot, anyone who wanted to go in that direction, could certainly plot out all the known radar locations, and you can easily determine, where are the radar blind spots? he said. Its the type of things the Americans did when they went into Pakistan to go after Osama bin Laden.
On Monday, the Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times reported that the plane may have flown low to the ground — 5,000 feet or less — and used mountainous terrain as cover to evade radar detection. The newspaper cited unnamed sources for its reporting, which CNN could not immediately confirm.
And a senior Indian military official told CNN on Monday that military radar near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands isnt as closely watched as other radar systems. That leaves open the possibility that Indian radar systems may not have picked up the airplane at the time of its last known Malaysian radar contact, near the tiny island of Palau Perak in the Strait of Malacca.
U.S. officials have said they dont think its likely the plane flew north over land as it veered off course. If it had, theyve said, radar somewhere would have detected it. Landing the plane somewhere also seems unlikely, since that would require a large runway, refueling capability and the ability to fix the plane, the officials have said.
Malaysian officials said Monday that they were not aware of the Malaysian newspapers report.
It does not come from us, said Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.
Analysts interviewed by CNN said that it would be extremely difficult to fly such a large aircraft so close to the ground over a long period of time, and that its not even clear that doing so would keep the plane off radar scopes.
Five-thousand isnt really low enough to evade the radar, and thats kind of where general aviation flies all the time anyway, and were visible to radar, said Mary Schiavo, a CNN aviation analyst and former inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
It just seems really highly improbable, unless weve been overestimating a lot of other countries radar system capabilities, said Daniel Rose, an aviation and maritime attorney.
Buck Sexton, a former CIA officer whos now national security editor for TheBlaze.com, said radar would have detected the plane if it flew over land.
This is a bus in the sky. Its a lot harder to get under the radar with this kind of thing than I think most people realize, he said. So really, while the search I know has extended to this vast area stretching up into (the nations and central or south Asia), clearly there really should be much more of a search over open water, because this is not getting past peoples radars.
It wouldnt be easy to avoid radar detection, experts say, but it could be done.
Anything like this is possible, radar expert Greg Charvat told CNNs Piers Morgan Live. But to do it, youd have to have very detailed information of the type of radars, their disposition, their heights and their waveforms to pull that off.
Different countries would likely be using different radar systems, he said, but its unclear how advanced the technology is in many countries.
It took a great deal of skill to do this, CNN aviation analyst Jim Tilmon said. I think somebody was at the controls who understood the value of altitude control to eliminate the possibility of being spotted and tracked on radar.
Whoever was in control in the cockpit, he said, really had the ability to map out a route that was given the very best chance of not being detected.
One other possibility, he said: the plane could have shadowed another plane so closely that it slipped by radar detection.
Other analysts say that would require so much skill that it would be nearly impossible to pull off without getting caught.
Theres another possible wrinkle, experts say. Some countries may be hesitant to reveal what theyve seen on radar.
They want to protect their own capabilities, Beatty said. Their intelligence services are not going to want to publicize exactly what their capabilities are.
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Ahmad Jauhari said Monday that it wasnt clear whether the final words from the cockpit came before or after the planes data-reporting system was shut down. Earlier, Malaysian authorities had said the message All right, good night came after the system had been disabled.
The voice message came from the planes copilot at 1:19 a.m. Saturday, March 8, Ahmad Jauhari said. The data system sent its last transmission at 1:07 a.m. and was shut down sometime between then and 1:37 a.m. that day, Ahmad Jauhari said.
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Grief counselor: Families holding on to hope
As authorities keep searching for the plane, the loved ones of the 239 passengers and crew members who were on board are left in limbo.
Helping them has been difficult, grief counselor Paul Yin told CNNs AC360.
Grief counseling, or any kind of recovery from this, has to have a starting point. And the starting point is having a verdict of what happened, he said. Without a starting point, every day peoples emotions go up and down, from hope to despair.
He heard some family members cheer when they learned that hijacking was possibly what caused the planes disappearance.
Because that means they could still be alive, he said. Theyre trying to hold onto any little bit of hope.
Chinese response
China said Monday that it had deployed 10 ships, 21 satellites and multiple aircraft to aid in the search.
Premier Li Keqiang spoke with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to ask for more information to help speed the search along, according to a statement posted on the Chinese government website.
A top Malaysian official denied the allegation that his country had held back information about the missing flight.
Our priority has always been to find the aircraft. We would not withhold any information that could help, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Haishammuddin Tun Hussein told reporters. But we also have a responsibility not to release information until it has been verified by the international investigations team.
U.S. Navy pulls out destroyer
The USS Kidd and its helicopters have stopped combing the Andaman Sea and are no longer part of search efforts for the missing plane, the Navy said.
The move is partially because Australians are taking over the majority of the searching in that area, U.S. officials said. A U.S. P-8 aircraft will move to Perth, Australia, to be based there for searching.
Fewer U.S. assets will be involved in the search for the missing plane, but U.S. officials said the P-8 will be able to cover a wider range of ocean more quickly than the ship could.
This is actually much more effective for the overall search, Cmdr. William Marks of the U.S. 7th Fleet told CNNs Wolf Blitzer Monday.
The real challenge is this huge expanse of water. I keep saying, if you superimposed a map of the U.S. on here, itd be like trying to find someone anywhere between New York and California. so thats the challenge here, he said. We have amazing, dedicated air crews. its just a matter of how much area we can search.
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CNNs Barbara Starr, Brooke Baldwin, Wolf Blitzer and Elizabeth Joseph contributed to this report.

Of ıberian artist dinosaurs

(CNN) — At about 33 feet long, weighing 4 to 5 tons and baring large blade-shaped teeth, the dinosaur Torvosaurus gurneyi was a formidable creature.
I suppose it wouldnt be a good idea to cross the way of this dinosaur, said Christophe Hendrickx, doctoral candidate at the New University of Lisbon in Portugal.
Thanks to Hendrickx and paleontologist Octavio Mateus, Torvosaurus gurneyi may have the distinction of being the largest terrestrial predator found in Europe. Hendrickx and Mateus describe this dinosaur in a new study in the journal PLOS One.
The remains of Torvosaurus gurneyi were discovered at the Lourinha Formation, a fruitful site of dinosaur bones north of Lisbon.
Before this study, bones that scientists say belong to the new species were thought to belong to Torvosaurus tanneri, a North American dinosaur species.
But comparisons between the remains of the Portuguese and North American specimens suggest that they warrant distinct species names. For instance, Torvosaurus tanneri had at least 11 teeth, while Torvosaurus gurneyi had fewer, scientists said.
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Torvosaurus gurneyi lived about 150 million years ago. The continents had previously all been one land mass, but by the time of this dinosaur, the Iberian Peninsula had broken off from North America, Hendrickx said.
The study provides compelling evidence in support of the hypothesis that temporary connections between North America and Europe existed during the Late Jurassic, and these allowed for intercontinental faunal mixing, Gregory Erickson, a Florida State University paleobiologist not involved in the study, said via e-mail.
Subsequent geographic isolation led to the development of distinct species, Erickson said.
The Tyrannosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus and Giganotosaurus from the Cretaceous period — defined as 145.5 million to 65.5 million years ago — were larger than Torvosaurus gurneyi. But this European giant seems to have been a powerful predator.
The dinosaur appears to have been a carnivore that probably ate herbivorous dinosaurs. Its teeth were nearly 4 inches long; its skull was thought to be about 45 inches long.
The environment where it lived was tropical, with temperatures ranging from 86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. A diverse collection of dinosaurs roamed the area.
This is a cast reconstrution of the skull of the dinosaur Torvosaurus gurneyi, which lived 150 million years ago.
The fauna was certainly dominated by dinosaurs, Hendrickx said.
Specimens that most likely belong to this species include an upper jaw bone, teeth and partial tail vertebrae, remnants discovered in 2003.
Hendrickx proposes other material found at the same site in Portugal also belongs to Torvosaurus gurneyi. A tibia and femur seem to fit the profile, as do embryos that Hendrickx, Mateus and colleagues described in the journal Nature last year.
Torvosaurus gurneyi could have been covered with proto-feathers, given evidence from closely related dinosaurs, the scientists said. But as for its colors, no one yet knows.
Erickson called the discovery exciting. It demonstrates that large theropods — meat-eating dinosaurs — lived in Europe during the Late Jurassic.
Torvosaurus gurneyi was the T. rex of its time, Erickson said.
Hendrickx named the species after James Gurney, an artist and writer known for the illustrated Dinotopia book series about — guess what? — a society of people and dinosaurs.
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don’t think so, there

The flip side of that middle age is looking at your children that are now adults. Fitting into their lives is another challenge. You don’t want them to go through the same hardships as you but you also have to let them learn and find their own paths in life. You need to remember that even if you don’t think so, there is a generation gap. They’re doing things their way and you know they need but definitely do not always want your opinion or comments. You find you just agree to keep the harmony and just keep reassuring them of how proud you are of who they’ve become.

So you see, you are middle age and haven’t the foggiest idea of what to do next! You realize that now that all those trips or vacations you thought you would always have time for seem more of a chore than a pleasurable opportunity. Your priority list needs to be updated. The time is passing and if you blink, it may no longer be available to you or you may feel to stiff and out of shape to do the most with such valuable time.

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You really are in the middle of your life. Aging parents whom you thought would never look, act or be any different from what you knew as a child start to change and become vulnerable right in front of your eyes. One day they seem fine and outspoken as ever and the next you’re looking into the faces of people with ailments and medical charts and more needs than you can handle.

The next experience seems to be that you begin to envision your own mortality. Not something that crossed my mind until my mid forties and realization set in that I was becoming one of the older generation. The selling of my original home that always housed my parents and all my first experiences of life was quite an ordeal. The emotions of letting go are quite vast when you realize you no longer have that physical connection to return to. You are the connection.

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