The region that continues to get hit hard is the Northwest, including Northern California -- with more heavy rain and snow. "A prolonged atmospheric river event expected to begin this evening," tweeted the National Weather Service on Monday night. "Heavy rain and snow will impact portions of the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of days." TEXAS SEES RARE HEAVY SNOWFALL AS WINTER STORM SWEEPS THROUGH REGIONAtmospheric rivers are long, narrow regions in the atmosphere that transport water vapor. "River and flash flooding are likely with this storm system, along with the threat for landslides in hilly areas," warned the National Weather Service, in another tweet.
January 12, 2021 12:22 UTC
The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced that it has reached an agreement with Boeing to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In the settlement agreement, Boeing has agreed to pay Ksh.273,875,000,000, with Ksh.54,775,000,000 expected to go to the victims’ families. Families of the victims will be receiving around Ksh.153,370,000 each. The FAA also learned for the first time about the change to MCAS, including the information about MCAS that Boeing concealed from the FAA. For Citizen TV updatesJoin @citizentvke Telegram channelVideo Of The Day: | EVENTS 2020 | Raila Odinga’s reflections on 2020 and expectations for 2021 228 views
January 12, 2021 12:11 UTC
Egypt is reopening its airspace to Qatari flights and allowing the resumption of flights between the two countries, aviation sources and state media said on Tuesday. The decision follows moves by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to end a boycott in which they severed diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar in 2017. Egypt and its Gulf allies imposed the embargo on Qatar over allegations it supports terrorism. Egypt expressed its support for regional reconciliation at a summit in Saudi Arabia last week but had stopped short of announcing concrete steps to end the boycott. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have all announced the reopening of their airspace to Qatar.
January 12, 2021 10:08 UTC
In another attack by Ethiopian armed forces, aimed at Sudanese armed forces, civilians were killed too. A listener told Radio Dabanga from El Fashaga that Ethiopian militiamen (known as shifta in the region) launched a new attack on El Fashaga El Sughra yesterday afternoon. In December, it claimed to have regained control of El Fashaga El Sughra and El Fashaga El Kubra from Ethiopian militias who have been occupying and cultivating the fertile Sudanese agricultural lands since 1995. Nevertheless, attacks have been carried out by Ethiopian armed forces in the El Fashaga area. Ever since the Sudanese army has regained control of border areas in El Fashaga, there have been attacks by Ethiopian armed forces.
January 12, 2021 09:56 UTC
DUBAI: Ethiopia accused Sudan on Tuesday of violating its borders and called for negotiations to address the crisis, Al Arabiya reported. Ethiopia said it detected Sudanese movements within its borders, the report said. Tensions in the border region have flared since the start of the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region in early November and the arrival of more than 50,000 mainly Tigrayan refugees in eastern Sudan. Disputes have been concentrated on agricultural land in Al-Fashqa, which falls within Sudan’s international boundaries but has long been settled by Ethiopian farmers. There have been armed clashes between Sudanese and Ethiopian forces in recent weeks, with both sides accusing the other of instigating the violence.
January 12, 2021 09:17 UTC
Experts fear the prevalence of psychiatric illnesses among frontline medics is reaching new heights, with the NHS under mounting strain amid a deluge of Covid-19 hospitalisations that has left staff further overwhelmed and drained. A total of 35,075 people are currently hospitalised with Covid-19 – almost double the peak bed occupancy of the first wave. He described the pressures created by the pandemic and the lack of staff across the NHS as a “perfect storm” which has pushed healthcare workers to the brink. Others have said they’ve been unable to access 30-minute “protected time” sessions for wellbeing support due to shortages of staff on hospital wards. Jeremy Dawson, professor of health management at Sheffield University, told the Health and Social Care Select Committee on Tuesday that the NHS relied on its staff going the extra mile.
January 12, 2021 08:01 UTC
32 Kenyan families are set to receive more than Ksh4.8 billion payout after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) secured fines from the American plane manufacturer, Boeing, over the Ethiopian Airlines March 2019 crash. In the agreement, the Boeing Company agreed to pay $2.5 billion with $500 million (Ksh52 billion) set to benefit the families of the crash victims. Out of the compensation settlements, each of the 32 Kenyan family is set to pocket $1.4 million (Ksh153 million) which totals over Ksh4.8 billion. Ethiopian airlines aircraft File“The tragic crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 exposed fraudulent and deceptive conduct by employees of one of the world’s leading commercial airplane manufacturers. The settlement comes just weeks after one of the Kenyan families separately pocketed Ksh335 million after they lost several relatives in the crash.
January 12, 2021 07:41 UTC
Ethiopia has announced that it will establish a new dam, with a capacity to store 55 million cubic meters of water, amid an escalating dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Located on the Agma River in the Blue Nile Basin, the project is scheduled to be completed within three years. The Agma dam will be established by the Ethiopian governmental organisation, Amhara Water Works Construction Enterprise, with the cooperation of the CCEC. Meanwhile, the Sunday meeting on the major Ethiopian dam dispute has failed to achieve any progress, due to the differences relating to the resumption of talks and the procedures related to the negotiations process. The dispute over the GERD is part of a long-standing feud between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, relating to access to River Nile waters.
January 12, 2021 05:03 UTC
This time because of Sudan as it rejected Ethiopia’s and Egypt’s position on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam negotiation. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam after first phase of fillingborkenaJanuary 11, 2021The tripartite negotiation meeting between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan which was called for January 10 is stalled again. From the Ethiopian point of view, the negotiation has mostly been difficult because of Egyptian position which goes to the extent of having an office at the project site to monitor the dam. According to a report by Sudan Tribune published on Sunday, the meeting was because of Egypt and Ethiopia. In some parts of the border area between the two countries, Sudan is said to have entered up 40 kilometers inside Ethiopia.
January 12, 2021 04:30 UTC
Sharjah's Air Arabia had a sizable share of the UAE-Doha route prior to 2017. Image Credit: SuppliedDubai: The UAE’s budget airlines – Air Arabia and flydubai - can be early winners in any resumption of flights to Doha, and which will also come in handy in their post-pandemic revival plans. Both UAE carriers had high frequencies to Doha before the Qatar blockade from 2017. RollbackRegulators are now lifting the ban on the Boeing airplane; UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority is also considering the return of the 737 MAX, it said in a recent statement. “Re-lauching an aircraft like the 737 MAX during the pandemic will be indeed a tough challenge in short-term,” said Bauer.
January 12, 2021 03:45 UTC
Oromo regional state also claims that it has seized unspecified number of firearmsborkenaJanuary 11, 2021Ethiopia’s state media, EBC, on Monday reported that eight Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebels were killed in an operation in west Wollega. Oromo regional state claims that 265 OLF rebels have been killed in the same zone during the past two months. The radical ethnic nationalist party has not released a statement at this writing regarding the regional state claims. On the other hand, Oromo Liberation Front rebels have been carrying out repeated massacres of innocent civilians mostly against ethnic Amhara who have been living in Wollega for ages. Like Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Oromo Liberation Front political ideology targets ethnic Amhara, using the code name neftegna, as enemies on grounds of claims about alleged injustices during emperor Menelik II time.
January 12, 2021 02:15 UTC
Captured TPLF leaders on Monday were flown to Addis Ababa in an Ethiopian Air force plane. Stubborn and belligerent look of the former Tigray region president, Abay Woldu, is not one reads on his face. On December 18, 2020, the Ethiopian Defense Force announced a 10 million birr reward for information for the capture of top TPLF leaders. So far, it is unclear if the capture of two top TPLF leaders came due to information provided to the defense force. There are dozens of TPLF leaders who are not captured or confirmed dead.
January 12, 2021 02:11 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-12 09:56:09|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia vaccinated more than 650,000 people as part of a reactive yellow fever vaccination campaign, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. "A yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting 700,000 people in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Oromia regions was conducted in November 2020," the WHO said in a statement. After reporting the first case in March 2020, WHO surveillance officers and regional health bureau teams strengthened surveillance, including active case search, it noted. According to the WHO, the first reactive campaign was conducted in 17 sub-districts of Enor-Ener in March 2020 when the outbreak occurred, which brought the outbreak quickly under control. "We must address all health issues and emergencies to protect the health of the Ethiopian people," Sambo added.
January 12, 2021 02:03 UTC
Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November, 2020. MSF teams have been providing medical care to some of the affected people in Tigray since mid-December. Between December 18 and January 3, MSF teams in Hiwane and Adi Keyih provided 1,498 medical consultations. In eastern Tigray, MSF is supporting the hospital in Adigrat, the region’s second city. Since December 23, MSF medical teams have been running the hospital’s emergency room, as well as the medical, surgical, pediatric, and maternity wards.
January 11, 2021 23:26 UTC
DUBAI: The UAE on Monday recorded 2,404 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths related to the virus. Officials from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total number of cases since the pandemic began had reached 232,982, while the death toll rose to 711. The total number of recoveries is 208,366. Elsewhere, Kuwait reported 527 new coronavirus cases, raising the total number to 154,841. In Bahrain, no deaths was reported, keeping the death toll to 356, while 321 new infected cases were confirmed.
January 11, 2021 22:18 UTC