Dubai-Kerala Air India crash: Heartbreaking end to college love story as would-be groom dies
Dubai: It was not just the wedding dreams of a youth that were snuffed out when Muhammed Riyas V.P, who was flying home for his marriage planned a year ago, perished in Friday’s Air India Express crash in Kozhikode, Kerala.It was also a heartbreaking end to a college love story.Riyas, 24, had fallen in love with Hanya, his junior in college, while he was doing his bachelor’s degree in Commerce at Ideal College in Cherpulassery, his uncle, Ashraf Ali, told Gulf News over the phone from Kerala on Sunday.“He was popular in college. He was the college students’ union chairman,” said Ali.However, h...
Years after civil war's end, half of Beirut damaged in catastrophic blast
Tuesday's colossalexplosionat aBeirutport has caused billions of dollars worth ofdamage, ravaging a city that legend says has been destroyed and rebuilt seven times.Thedamageextends to more than half of the city, Governor Marwan Abboud said on Wednesday, meaning large parts of thecapitalare now "unfit" for habitation.Among the scores of homes and businesses damaged by the terrifyingblastwave wasThe New Arab's Beirut office, where no staff were present at the time of the explosion.Footageof the office shared by journalist Luna Safwan showed tables and chairs strewn across the floor and in piece...
It’s time to put an end to supremacy language in international development
“Ex-pats,” “the field,” “target population,” “frontline worker,” “intervention,” “hardship allowance,” “beneficiaries,” “social capital,” “returns on investment.”Every industry has its own jargon and code-words that make up a ‘universe of discourse’ to guide behavior - a common set of terms and symbols designed to share experiences, enable collaboration and create new worlds. The foreign aid industry is no different, but why do those of us who work in it continue to rely on a discourse that reeks of colonialism, militarism and capitalism?At a 2018 Civil Society Forum at the Aryaduta Hotel in J...
Kevin Hart calls for an end to hate as he defends pal Ellen DeGeneres
The TV favourite has faced a barrage of criticism in recent weeks from staff members past and present, who have reported misconduct, racism and sexual harassment - and now some former fans are calling for her to be replaced.Now the Ride Along star is voicing his support for the TV personality, taking to Instagram on Tuesday (04Aug20) to accuse those rallying against her of spreading "negativity"."It's crazy to see my friend go thru what she's going thru publicly," Hart posted. "I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she's one of the dopest people on the f**king planet. She ha...
Bob Brookover: Phillies diving into deep end of pool against Gerrit Cole and Yankees on reopening day
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to reopening day.It is so much more warped than opening day because only the really unlucky or possibly undisciplined get to experience a reboot. The Phillies, of course, fall into the unlucky category in more ways than one as they prepare for Monday night’s 7:05 re-opener against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Of all the ballparks in all the towns in all the world, the Miami Marlins had to walk into theirs on the original opening day. Apparently it wasn’t enough for the lowly Marlins to simply beat the Phillies the way they did last season. This season t...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yoenis Cespedes opts out of season hours after Mets can't find him
Yoenis Cespedes has decided to opt out of the 2020 MLB season. The news comes hours after the Mets released a statement they were unable to get in contact with him after he failed to show up for the Sunday afternoon game in Atlanta.“It’s disappointing,” general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “This is a disappointing end at least to his four-year agreement with the Mets.”The GM maintained the team had no knowledge of Cespedes’ plan to opt out before sending their statement out before game time on Sunday. Van Wagenen also did not know whether the slugger was safe and healthy before releasing a...
New York Daily News
‘Not the end of the world’: democrats urge Hongkongers to fight on following mass disqualification
Hong Kong democrats barred from standing in September’s Legislative Council election have urged citizens to fight on, as they vowed to resist “blatant, relentless political oppression.”On Thursday, officers at the Electoral Affairs Commission informed the 12 election hopefuls that their nominations had been ruled invalid. The returning officers told the candidates their “intention” to uphold the Basic Law and swear allegiance to the HKSAR was not deemed “genuine and truthful.”Many democratic candidates received letters from electoral officers over the weekend, demanding answers within 24 hours...
Hong Kong Free Press
Could the coronavirus crisis mean the end for some Catholic schools in N.J.?
The video posted on the website of Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel promises the new school year will be all about choices.Parents will be able to choose between having their kids attend classes at the Catholic school in person or stay home and participate in a real-time video chat. The promotional video shows images of a new virtual classroom set-up with masked students sitting in their Catholic school uniforms in widely spaces desks while a large television shows live shots of classmates working at home as their teacher writes on a smart board everyone can see.“Education is no longe...
Is the end to insecurity in your hands?
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said Nigerians could end the spate of insecurity in the country by exposing criminals living among them.“If Nigerians want it to end today, I can assure you it will end because these bandits are not outside Nigeria,’’ he said recently. Daily Trust Saturday spoke to some Nigerians, who reacted to the statement of the army boss.Abubakar Ahmad, 30, activist, KadunaThe statement of the COAS is a mark of incompetence of a leadership to protect the lives and territorial integrity of the country, which is the core responsibility of the...
Has luck run out for Boris one year in?
Boris Johnson celebrates the end of his first year in Downing Street this week. While he scored a huge election win last December, which could see him in office for much of the 2020s, the wild ride that his premiership is proving means his term could yet end much sooner.Perhaps the most revealing insight into Johnson’s style of governing came last year from his Cabinet colleague Michael Gove. Prior to December’s election, Johnson’s administration lacked a majority in the House of Commons and there were a significant number of commentators who wondered whether he might become the shortest servi...