This has been a week unusually marked by tragedies.
Among Commonwealth countries, it seems to me that Canadians have a particular kinship with New Zealanders. Perhaps that’s because New Zealand’s relationship with much larger Australia somewhat mirrors Canada’s with the larger still United States.
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But whatever the nature of the relationship, Canada joined the rest of the world in shock and sorrow over the mosque killings in Christchurch on Friday.
And, of course, the week began with an another awful event: the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed 157 people, 18 of them Canadians.
The victims included four young people in a program to help develop future leaders, and conservationists who were off to Kenya to represent Canada at a United Nations conference. My colleague Dan Bilefsky met in Brampton, Ontario, with surviving members of a single family that lost six people.
[Read: Three Generations of a Canadian Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash]
And if it was school break in your part of Canada, you most likely know all too well that the crash led to the global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max airliner, a relatively new plane used by Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing. Last weekend’s crash in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was the second crash of a 737 Max 8 since October, when a Lion Air plane plummeted to earth, taking 189 lives.
While the investigation of this week’s crash is in its early stages, both that flight and the Lion Air flight had extraordinarily erratic takeoffs. In the case of the earlier crash, problems with a software and sensor system that was supposed to be a safety feature to prevent the plane from stalling have been blamed. Instead, the software repeatedly contradicted the pilot’s actions.
“Unfortunately the pilot lost that fight with the software,” Marc Garneau, the former astronaut and transport minister, said about the Lion Air flight while announcing that Canada was banning the planes from its skies.
Earlier this year, a team at the The Times used the data from the Lion Air crash to recreate the scene inside the cockpit, minute by minute, to show how the pilots lost the battle to save the flight.
[Read: In 12 Minutes, Everything Went Wrong]
There is an indirect link between Canada’s aerospace industry and Boeing’s need for the special software in the recently developed Max airliners. Boeing was concerned that its new version of the 737, a plane that first flew in 1967, might stall because it had a new type of jet engine that allowed it to fly farther and faster on less fuel while making less noise.
The trouble was that the new engines were much larger than those of traditional jets and wouldn’t fit under the 737’s unusually low wings. So on the Max planes, the engines were positioned well ahead of and slightly above the wing, which created the potential for stalls that the software was supposed to cure.
Both Boeing and Airbus initially dismissed the new engines, but Montreal’s Bombardier bet the future of its aerospace division on them and designed an all-new airliner, the CSeries, around the new technology. But the project, as I wrote in 2015, was hit by delays, cost overruns and a reluctance by carriers to buy from anyone other than Boeing and Airbus.
While Bombardier struggled, the two aerospace giants eventually saw the light. Creating the Max jetliners out of the 52-year-old 737 was Boeing’s low-cost and, until now, highly successful answer. As Bombardier’s project neared collapse because of an American trade action, Airbus took over the CSeries and renamed it the A220. It paid nothing for the plane and its technology, and Bombardier is now very much Airbus’s junior partner.
As the 737 Maxes remain grounded, we will continue to look into a variety of related questions, including why Boeing was able to convince regulators that 737 pilots required no new training to fly the plane or even be informed about its anti-stall software, and why months have passed without fixes for that software being released.
[Read: Boeing Faces Questions About Its New 737 Max Jets After Ethiopia Crash]
Like many reporters at The Times, I’m still following the Boeing story. But I’m also finding it impossible not to contemplate the grief and disruption the two tragedies brought to so many people in so many places this week.
A reminder that on March 19, Dan Bilefsky, my colleague in Montreal; Chris Buckley, a member of our team of correspondents in Beijing; Katie Benner, our United States Justice Department expert; and Raymond Zhong, a Times technology reporter, will come together to talk about the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the arrest of its chief financial officer in Vancouver and what it all means to Canada.
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—A March school break trip brought horror and grief to one Canadian family
—It now seems unlikely that Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister, will again testify about events that have created political havoc for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
—The Hamilton native Harry Howell, who died last week, played 1,160 regular-season games with the New York Rangers, a still-standing team record.
—A boy and a girl born at the same time, yet they seem like identical twins. Are semi-identical twins actually a medical concept?
—Two of the funniest women in the United States talk about their longtime friendship and put on a ukulele show for The Times’s camera.
—Emotions don’t belong just to humans.
—“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true.” Scarborough, Ontario’s Lilly Singh will join NBC’s late-night lineup.B:
【一】【个】【原】【本】【空】【旷】【的】【河】【岸】【边】【上】【在】【一】【天】【之】【内】【就】【扎】【起】【了】【一】【个】【个】【尖】【尖】【的】【帐】【篷】，【工】【匠】【们】【开】【始】【建】【造】【锻】【造】【台】【和】【防】【御】【工】【事】。 【这】【里】【距】【离】【就】【是】【金】【城】【的】【边】【境】【地】【区】【与】【瀚】【海】【关】【有】【着】【六】【十】【多】【里】【的】【距】【离】，【同】【时】【也】【是】【拜】【金】【军】【阀】【征】【讨】【瀚】【海】【关】【的】【后】【勤】【保】【障】【点】【之】【一】。 “【叮】【叮】……”【一】【声】【声】【的】【敲】【击】【声】【在】【深】【沉】【的】【夜】【色】【之】【中】【回】【响】【着】，【整】【个】【营】【地】【中】【的】【工】【人】【们】【都】【已】【经】【纷】【纷】
【几】【天】【之】【后】，【当】【星】【芒】【舰】【飞】【临】【古】【纳】【尔】【星】【球】【时】，【受】【到】【了】【星】【球】【最】【高】【管】【理】【者】【们】【的】【隆】【重】【迎】【接】，【尽】【管】【星】【老】【们】【为】【了】【保】【密】，【并】【没】【有】【详】【细】【的】【将】【泞】【溪】【的】【来】【意】【说】【清】【楚】，【但】【能】【被】【星】【老】【们】【恭】【敬】【的】【使】【用】【星】【芒】【舰】【迎】【接】，【绝】【对】【不】【是】【普】【通】【的】【文】【明】【种】【族】。 【将】【古】【纳】【尔】【星】【表】【面】【包】【裹】【的】【巨】【大】【金】【属】【罩】【可】【以】【自】【由】【收】【缩】，【星】【芒】【舰】【则】【直】【接】【停】【靠】【进】【了】【金】【属】【立】【柱】【的】【舰】【桥】【之】【上】。 【在】
【只】【见】【那】【几】【个】【黑】【衣】【人】【手】【上】【皆】【持】【刀】【剑】，【他】【们】【见】【到】【穆】【春】【破】【门】【而】【来】，【仅】【仅】【只】【是】【略】【分】【了】【神】，【随】【即】【仍】【是】【全】【力】【对】【付】【吴】【老】。 【这】【吴】【老】【又】【哪】【是】【他】【们】【几】【人】【的】【对】【手】，【适】【才】【抵】【挡】【已】【经】【耗】【费】【了】【他】【全】【部】【的】【精】【力】，【等】【到】【穆】【春】【进】【来】，【他】【已】【是】【筋】【疲】【力】【尽】，【再】【无】【招】【架】【之】【力】。 【再】【待】【黑】【衣】【人】【冲】【着】【吴】【老】【刀】【剑】【齐】【发】【的】【时】【候】，【也】【的】【亏】【是】【穆】【春】【赶】【得】【及】，【他】【飞】【窜】【而】【去】，【又】【是】www.ty02.com【花】【朵】【幼】【儿】【园】。 【小】【班】【老】【师】【笑】【呵】【呵】【的】【看】【着】【家】【长】【们】【一】【个】【个】【把】【孩】【子】【们】【给】【带】【走】，【除】【了】【这】【个】【硬】【骨】【头】【白】【逸】，【五】【六】【岁】【的】【白】【逸】【穿】【着】【一】【身】【小】【背】【带】【裤】，【一】【脸】【死】【鱼】【眼】【倒】【是】【和】【长】【大】【以】【后】【区】【别】【不】【大】，【整】【个】【人】【散】【发】【着】【一】【股】【冷】【气】。 “【季】【先】【生】【接】【孩】【子】【啊】?！”【小】【班】【老】【师】【仿】【佛】【是】【看】【到】【了】【大】【佬】，【硬】【生】【生】【蹦】【了】【起】【来】，【把】【白】【逸】【交】【在】【了】【他】【手】【上】。 【现】【在】【的】【孩】【子】【脾】
【确】【实】【让】【你】【老】【妈】【接】【受】【程】【度】【提】【升】【了】【不】【少】，【不】【然】【突】【然】【一】【听】【中】【了】【几】【个】【亿】，【我】【怕】【是】【会】【激】【动】【到】【晕】【厥】。【不】【过】【还】【是】【好】【开】【心】，【哈】【哈】，【儿】【子】【你】【有】【福】【气】，【我】【们】【以】【后】【也】【跟】【着】【你】【享】【福】【了】。” “【这】【不】【是】【应】【该】【的】【吗】？”【张】【风】【笑】【容】【满】【面】【道】。 “【那】【我】【可】【得】【告】【诉】【你】【爸】，【不】【用】【去】【看】【昨】【天】【那】【楼】【了】，【帮】【你】【看】【一】【下】【别】【墅】【吧】，【以】【后】【你】【交】【女】【朋】【友】【也】【有】【面】【子】。” “【行】
【柒】【瑶】【躺】【在】【床】【上】，【脸】【色】【苍】【白】，【因】【为】【疼】【痛】【整】【个】【眉】【头】【皱】【在】【一】【起】，【纱】【衣】【被】【汗】【水】【浸】【透】【贴】【在】【身】【上】，【眼】【角】【还】【挂】【着】【泪】【痕】。 【妙】【春】【上】【仙】【取】【了】【一】【枚】【上】【次】【配】【制】【的】【药】【丸】【给】【她】【和】【水】【服】【下】，【使】【疼】【痛】【稍】【稍】【减】【弱】。 【锦】【绣】【站】【在】【床】【边】【神】【情】【不】【安】，【两】【手】【交】【握】，【手】【指】【紧】【紧】【纠】【在】【一】【起】，【指】【甲】【陷】【入】【皮】【肉】【却】【丝】【毫】【感】【觉】【不】【到】【痛】【楚】。【她】【在】【担】【心】，【担】【心】【伤】【害】【栖】【梧】【的】【事】【情】【会】【败】【露】
【不】【愧】【是】【紫】【川】【的】【大】【师】【姐】【呢】。 【这】【些】【人】【都】【有】【毒】。 【宫】【廷】【乐】【师】【已】【弹】【完】【前】【奏】。 【晗】【深】【深】【吸】【了】【一】【口】【冷】【冽】【的】【空】【气】，【闭】【上】【眼】【睛】，【在】【这】【宽】【广】【而】【寒】【冷】【的】【大】【殿】【外】【空】【地】【上】，【翩】【然】【起】【舞】。 【乐】【曲】【揍】【了】【一】【首】【不】【到】，【禁】【卫】【军】【来】【了】。 “【皇】【贵】【妃】，【人】【带】【到】【了】。” 【被】【吓】【得】【瑟】【瑟】【发】【抖】【的】**【徒】【步】【穿】【越】【在】【数】【座】【宫】【殿】【之】【间】。 【她】【又】【冷】【又】【怕】，【也】【不】【知】