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No One Can See Or Touch These Objects But Ordained Ethiopian Priests. The British Museum *Might* Take Them Out Of Storage And Loan Them To Ethiopia

The objects are called tabots, they’re plaques meant to respresent the Ark of the Covenant, and their presence is what makes an Ethiopian church a sacred space. The British Museum has 11 of them, most of them looted by soldiers after the 1868 Battle of Maqdala; since no layperson may see them (including museum curators), they’re kept in a locked basement. The government of Ethiopia has requested their return; a spokesperson says “the suggestion of a long-term loan of the tabots may be discussed...
Tags: Art, Ethiopia, Visual, SJ, Maqdala, 05.20.19

Travel News: May 23, 2019

Abercrombie & Kent Creates New Inspiring Expeditions Trips Luxury Travel Advisor Geoffrey Kent and his team at Abercrombie & Kent have created two new Inspiring Expeditions: Ethiopia by Air: Danakil & Beyond and Carnival & Cariocas. On Ethiopia by Air: Danakil & Beyond (Oct 4-13, 2019), using a helicopter, travelers can fly down to the destination’s sights, including the remote and rarely-visited Danakil Depression with a glowing lava lake and Sulphur-yellow salt flats.   Disney World offers pa...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Botswana, Max, American Airlines, News And Deals, Nbc Nightly News, Disney World, Doug Parker, Abercrombie Kent, Geoffrey Kent, Danakil Depression, NBCNews com American Airlines

United CEO vows to be aboard 737 Max when its cleared to fly

CHICAGO (AP) — CEO Oscar Munoz says he will be aboard United Airlines’ first flight of a Boeing 737 Max once regulators agree to let the aircraft fly again. Munoz made the promise after Chicago-based United’s annual meeting with shareholders Wednesday. In crashes in Indonesia in October and Ethiopia in March, an automated system called […]
Tags: Business, News, Indonesia, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Ethiopia, Boeing, United, United Airlines, Oscar Munoz, Munoz

Boeing Faces Compensation Demand From China’s Biggest Airlines

The carriers, Air China, China Eastern and China Southern, which are all state-controlled, grounded dozens of 737 Max jets after a crash in Ethiopia in March.
Tags: News, China, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, China Southern, Boeing Company, Air China, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Biggest Airlines, Air China China Eastern

Priyanka Chopra promotes refugee education on Ethiopia visit

ASSOSA, Ethiopia (AP) — Actress Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia to promote access to education for refugee children. Chopra is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations children’s agency. She spoke with The Associated Press after visiting a school for refugees from neighboring Sudan. She says that “if we don’t care about these children, I […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Nation, United Nations, Ethiopia, Sudan, Associated Press, Priyanka Chopra, Chopra, ASSOSA Ethiopia

UPDATE 2-French widow sues Boeing for at least $276 mln over Ethiopian crash

A French woman whose husband died in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker, seeking at least $276 million in damages. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 in March killed all 157 passengers and crew aboard and followed the death in October of 189 people on a Lion Air 737 MAX which plunged into the ocean off Indonesia in similar circumstances. Dozens of families have sued Boeing over the Lion Air crash, and several lawsuits have...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air

The rumour that led to medical researchers in Ethiopia being killed by a mob

Two scientists were killed by a mob in Ethiopia, who believed they went to a school to poison children.
Tags: News, Ethiopia

TripAdvisor Modified Its Approach to Reviews and Sexual Assault. Did It Go Far Enough?

A woman assaulted by a tour guide says the company’s policies discourage reporting and keep travelers from finding out the truth.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Tripadvisor,, Sexual Harassment, Computers and the Internet, Travel and Vacations, Accidents and Safety, Consumer Reviews,

American Airlines Pilots Confronted Boeing About Safety Issues Before Ethiopia Crash

The American Airlines pilots union confronted Boeing over possible safety issues in the 737 Max prior to the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash in March, audio recordings from a November 2018 closed-door meeting between the pilots and Boeing executives reveal. The airline’s pilots union urged Boeing officials to make a fix to the planes during a…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Ethiopia, Aviation, Boeing, American Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Onetime

Pilots 'raised Boeing safety fears' months before Ethiopia crash

American Airlines pilots reportedly raised concerns months before the second deadly 737 Max crash.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, American Airlines

'Go and we die, stay and we starve': the Ethiopians facing a deadly dilemma

Rare access to Gedeb, home to 150,000 people who fled violence, has highlighted profound fears over state resettlement plansLast week, a car rolled through the town of Gedeb in southern Ethiopia, flanked by federal police. A local official made an announcement to roughly 150,000 people who, displaced from their homes, have sought sanctuary in makeshift camps in the town and across the surrounding farmland.In two days’ time, they were told through a loudspeaker, their shelters – mostly built of f...
Tags: Africa, World news, Refugees, Aid, Global development, Ethiopia, Internally displaced people, Gedeb

I Got A $20 Prenup — & It Helped Me Have Some Hard Conversations About Money

It was a hot Sunday in June, and we were lazily sitting in our tiny Brooklyn apartment, hanging out with the dog, and chatting about everything and nothing — the neighborhood, the strange guy at work, and where we’d be living the following year. Neither of us had *planned* to talk about marriage, but before we knew it the conversation took a pretty serious turn.Before I keep going with this story, let me give you some context. Dalmar and I had been dating for 10 years and living together for 2 ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Brooklyn, Ethiopia, New York Ny, That, Dalmar

Boeing Jet Sales Have Tanked in the Wake of 737 Max Crashes

After two crashes in the Java Sea near Indonesia and Ethiopia involving Boeing’s 737 Max line of passenger jets killed a total of 346 people, sales of 737 Max models have plummeted, CNN reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Indonesia, Cnn, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max, Lion Air crash, Air Disasters, Ethopian Airlines Crash

Ondaatje prize: Aida Edemariam wins for vivid biography of her grandmother

Guardian journalist’s The Wife’s Tale takes the £10,000 Royal Society of Literature award for a work best evoking ‘spirit of a place’Aida Edemariam’s The Wife’s Tale, a biography of her grandmother who was born in northern Ethiopia more than 100 years ago and married at the age of eight, has won the £10,000 RSL Ondaatje prize.Given to a work of literature that best evokes the “spirit of a place”, the Royal Society of Literature award counts Edmund de Waal’s The Hare With Amber Eyes and Alan John...
Tags: Books, Africa, UK News, Culture, Alan Johnson, Awards and prizes, Ethiopia, Autobiography and memoir, Ondaatje Prize, Royal Society of Literature, Sarah Moss, Edmund de Waal, Ondaatje, Aida Edemariam, Edemariam, Biography books

There’s No One Way To Look Jewish

Why is May 2019 different from all other months? It’s Jewish American Heritage month for one, a period that feels especially important to mark given the rising insecurity coursing through Jewish American life. Because visibility is more important than ever before, Refinery29 brings you our celebration of Jewish American culture. L’chaim!There is no template for a Jewish woman. Again: There is no template. We don’t all have frizzy hair and big noses that will, according to the trope of the Jewis...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Seagate, Russia, Israel, America, Spain, Syria, Uganda, Brooklyn, Judaism, Heritage, Morocco

8 Breathtaking Photos of Hardworking Moms Around the World

Being a mom is a big job. From making sure a feisty toddler doesn’t eat rocks to sitting in solace with a hurting teenager, motherhood is intense. Here are eight beautiful photos of hardworking women around the world who exemplify a mother’s love. They face vast challenges yet persevere in working toward, praying for and believing in the best for their children. Read the full article: 8 Breathtaking Photos of Hardworkin...
Tags: Religion, Thailand, Ethiopia, Mother, Kenya, Togo, Honduras, Guatemala, Grandmother, Mom, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Mother's Day, Poverty 101, Child Survival

Egypt Heads The Africa Hotel Development Top Ten

The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11thannual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry's most authoritative source. The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally-branded hotel development pipeline, with Egypt showing 15,158 rooms in 51 new hotels. A total of 75,155 branded rooms in 401 hotels are in development across the whole of Africa - a net increase (ignoring recent op...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indian Ocean, North Africa, Addis Ababa, Saharan Africa, Africa Hotel Investment Forum AHIF, W Hospitality Group, Egypt Nigeria Morocco, Hotel Chain Development Pipelines

Book Launch Tour: Little Girls (plus musical guests) at Fantom Comics

Book Launch Tour: Little Girls (plus musical guests) The creative team behind Image Comics' graphic novel LITTLE GIRLS is going on tour and coming to Fantom Comics! In addition to signing their debut graphic novel, LITTLE GIRLS, they are also collaborating with local bands at each stop for a live music & comics event! The book's synopsis: Something hunts people on the outskirts of town… Sam and Lielet are two new friends living in Ethiopia. They're dealing with the kind of pro...
Tags: Comics, Ethiopia, Sam, Sarah, Image Comics, Nick Drnaso, Sabrina, Mike Rhode, Fantom Comics, Lielet, NICHOLAS AFLLEJE

Report: Ethiopia’s garment workers are world’s lowest paid

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian factory workers are now, on average, the lowest paid in any major garment-producing company worldwide, a new report says. The report by the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights comes as Ethiopia, one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, pursues a bold economic experiment by inviting the […]
Tags: News, Africa, Nation, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia

Round the World in Retirement

Ask new retirees about their plans, and you will almost always hear, “I want to travel.” But more and more, “I want to travel” is changing. Not all retirees are going the stereotypical “travel around the country in an RV” route. Many are thinking bigger and jumping into the long-term travel game. That’s what my husband and I decided to do when we retired. We sold our house, our cars, most of our belongings, and left town on a trip around the world. After a lifetime of working, retirement should ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Europe, Featured, Singapore, Los Angeles, Qatar, Munich, United States, Sydney, Dubai, Athens, Ethiopia, Slovenia, Tokyo, Denmark

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines' growth plans

Asian airlines are cutting routes, revamping their schedules and leasing extra aircraft to fill the gaps left by groundings of Boeing 737 Max 8s after deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.
Tags: Indonesia, Finance, Singapore, Article, Ethiopia, Associated Press, Boeing, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 4a069bc1-de1d-5aa3-b0e5-a5d97b042850

US stocks slide after threat from Trump to raise tariffs

By Damian J. Troise and Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday. The decline, which gradually lost momentum after an initial steep slump, came a day after President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on goods imported from China. Trump complained that the trade talks between the two countries are moving too slowly. Investors have been expe...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Indonesia, Washington, Banks, China, US, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Shanghai, Treasury, Ethiopia

Boeing admits engineers knew of safety alert problems months before fatal crashes

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing knew a cockpit safety alert was not working as intended in its 737 Max plane but did not disclose this to airlines or regulators.The company said it knew about the problem with the aircraft before a fatal crash in Indonesia last October – although it is not clear if the catastrophe could have been avoided had the alert worked as intended.The feature was designed to warn pilots when a key sensor might be providing incorrect information about the pitch of the plane’s ...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Max, American Federal Aviation Administration FAA

What A Midwife Wishes People Knew About Her Job

In many countries, midwives get little respect. Selamawit Lake Fenta of Ethiopia tells why she is proud of her profession — and how she's advancing rights for midwives.(Image credit: Selamawit Lake Fenta)
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Selamawit Lake Fenta

South Sudan rivals agree on 6-month extension in peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s once-warring parties have agreed to delay key next steps in a fragile peace deal by six months after the main opposition warned it might walk away. Friday’s agreement came after talks in Ethiopia. The chairman of a smaller opposition party that attended, Denay Chagor, confirmed the details. The […]
Tags: News, Nation, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, JUBA South Sudan, Denay Chagor

UK foreign secretary cites wide persecution of Christians

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary has warned that governments in many parts of the world have failed to take action to slow the persecution of Christians. Jeremy Hunt said on an official visit to Ethiopia that governments have been “asleep on the watch” as anti-Christian actions spread. Interim findings of a report commissioned by […]
Tags: UK, London, News, Ap, Britain, Nation, Ethiopia, Jeremy Hunt

She's changing the cultural stigma around women's periods

Menstruation is still considered taboo in many parts of the world, including Ethopia where one in 10 girls in Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods. But one woman is changing that.
Tags: Cnn, Ethiopia, Ethopia

Grounded Max jets could contribute to higher summer airfares

By David Koenig, The Associated Press The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down hub airports. With Max jets grounded after two deadly accidents, U.S. airlines will operate about 200 fewer daily flights than planned through the heart of the peak summer season. That’s around 35,000 seats lost every day. Travel-data firm Hopper said this week th...
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World Press Freedom Day events raise alarm on fake news

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A rising tide of fake news and disinformation is dominating World Press Freedom Day discussions taking place this week in Ethiopia, which is hosting the event after freeing jailed journalists as part of sweeping reforms. As the world prepares to mark the day on Friday, media practitioners and experts have […]
Tags: News, Nation, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia