ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people thought to be on board, the airline and state broadcaster said.It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November, records show.The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, calls itself Africa's largest carrier and has ambitions of becoming the gateway to the continent.Its statement said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the plane that crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 a.m.RELATED: Deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash kills all passengers thought to be onboard 17 PHOTOS Deadly Ethiopian Airlines … [Read more...] about Deadly plane crash claims lives of all 157 passengers, crew members on board
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The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing from February 15 to 21, 2019. Neil Fuller, 46, of Arundel Road, Worthing, was fined £80 and must pay £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs, after admitting driving over the 30mph speed limit on the A285 Petworth on July 12, 2018. His driving record was endorsed with three points. Michael Ryan, 47, of Monteray Gardens, Bognor Regis, was given a community order with Rehabilitation Activity Requirement after admitting making an indecent photograph, a category B image of a child, in Littlehampton between January 1, 2014, and January 4, 2018; making indecent photographs, 17 category C images of a child, in Littlehampton between January 1, 2014, and January 4, 2018. He was also given a sexual harm prevention order for five years. He must pay £85 victim surcharge, £85 costs.Rebecca Wilkins, 32, of Longford Road, Bognor … [Read more...] about HM Courts Service: Results list for February 15 to 21, 2019
Cara Anna, Associated Press Updated 1:16 am PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 Nigerians engage in heated but friendly arguments about the postponement of the election, over beers at a street-side bar in the predominantly-Christian neighborhood of Sabon Gari in Kano, northern Nigeria Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm. less Nigerians engage in heated but friendly arguments about the postponement of the election, over beers at a street-side bar in the predominantly-Christian neighborhood of Sabon Gari in Kano, northern Nigeria ... more Photo: Ben Curtis, AP Photo: Ben Curtis, AP Image 1 of / 15 Caption … [Read more...] about Africa’s largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late
Poll Minister for Schools Nick Gibb who has said that mobile phones should be banned from classrooms, with pupils to be lectured about the dangers of device dependency. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire Mobile phones should be banned from classrooms, with pupils to be lectured about the dangers of device dependency, the schools minister has said. Schools already have the power to decide whether they want to ban phones from classrooms, with two Norfolk examples including Reepham High School and Great Yarmouth Charter Academy .But schools minister Nick Gibb said he had concerns about the impact that excessive phone use was having on children, and said the government would introduce lessons for pupils on how to limit their screen time.Great Yarmouth Charter Academy hit headlines in 2017 when new rules said mobile phones would be confiscated if they are seen or heard until the end of the next half term - or, if they are taken in the last two weeks of any term, until the following … [Read more...] about Should mobile phones be banned in Norfolk schools?
Hà Nội plans to spend about $16.2m on Tết presents for the poor The elderly are given Tết presents in Hà Nội. — Photo vietnamhoinhap.vn Hà Nội plans to spend about VNĐ378 billion (US$16.2 million) from the city budget to give Tết presents to nearly 872,000 residents. They are beneficiaries, revolutionary contributors, the elderly, retired cadres, poor people, elite citizens and intellectuals. Secretary of Hà Nội City’s Party’s Committee Hoàng Trung Hải said that apart from the support from the city, localities should have policies to support those in need and help them have a warm Lunar New Year Festival. Hải asked departments and sectors to ensure a safe holiday for people, especially foreign tourists. Meanwhile, HCM City said it would spend about VNĐ800 billion ($34.4 million) from its budget to care for those in need, an increase of VNĐ35 billion ($1.5 million) over last … [Read more...] about Social News In Brief