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Lawsuits Filed Against Boeing on Behalf of Humanitarian Leaders in Africa In Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Fatal 737-8 MAX Crash

Physician Carlo Spini, President of Africa Tremila, and his wife Gabriella Viciani, were killed en route to a mission in Kenya to administer healthcare programs  

NEW YORK, May 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, along with co-counsel Power Rogers & Smith LLP, on behalf of the family of Carlo Spini and his wife Gabriella Viciani, of the Arezzo Province of Italy, who were killed in the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, operated as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The defendants in the case are Chicago-based Boeing Company and Rosemount Aerospace, Inc. of Minnesota. The lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Spini and Viciani with missionaries in Africa (PRNewsfoto/Kreindler & Kreindler LLP)

The lawsuits make a damning case against Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s failures that caused the crash, including allegations not found in prior lawsuits that Boeing failed to activate an important safety feature in the airplane and that Boeing failed to have its MCAS consider flight variables, such as the airplane’s airspeed and altitude, before triggering and pushing the airplane’s nose down toward the ground.

The victims had been engaged in humanitarian missions in Africa, where they established and oversaw hospitals, medical clinics and orphanages for the local populations, including young orphaned children whose parents succumbed to AIDS and other fatal illnesses. Spini, a physician, and Viciani, a nurse, had been traveling to Africa since 2002, when they established a program for the prevention of AIDS/HIV transmission, and treatment of other diseases, in Malawi. Successive projects in the following 16 years until their deaths included the creation and oversight of 11 hospitals and healthcare clinics in Kenya, Malawi, Eritrea, South Sudan, Madagascar and other countries in need.  At the time of his death, Spini was President of Africa Tremila, a non-profit based in Bergamo, Italy, which establishes and oversees humanitarian programs in developing countries. Spini and Viciani were on board ET 302 en route to an Africa Tremila project in Kenya. In addition to their four children, Spini and Viciani are survived by eight grandchildren.

“Our parents committed themselves to the welfare of others.  We are saddened by the loss of our parents, but above all, we are angry at Boeing for depriving our family, friends and the many needy people in Africa, of these two, special people.  They lived and worked together for over 50 years, providing care in hospitals and on missions, committed to the welfare of others,” said Andrea Spini, their eldest son.

Carlo Spini working with children in Africa (PRNewsfoto/Kreindler & Kreindler LLP)

Justin Green, a Kreindler & Kreindler LLP partner and a military-trained pilot, said, “Boeing made inexcusable errors in its programming of its Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).  The most important, and one that has not yet been addressed, is that MCAS does not consider the airplane’s proximity to the ground when making its decision to push the nose down and that Boeing failed to introduce a ground proximity avoidance system for the airplane.  Boeing designed the MCAS so that it did not even consider the accurate data supplied by the airplane’s second angle of attack sensor and that it would not reject completely implausible data supplied by the failed sensor that indicated that the airplane was over 74 degrees nose high. Boeing’s MCAS design permitted a single point failure of an AOA sensor to cause two aviation disasters and is perhaps the worst design in the history of modern commercial aviation.”

“We are seeking punitive damages because strong public policy in Illinois supports holding Boeing accountable for its intentional and grossly negligent conduct, in particular its refusal, even today, to admit that the grounded Boeing 737-8 MAX had any safety problems even while the plane is grounded and Boeing is being forced to finally fix the problem that has caused two aviation disasters in the short life of the airplane,” said Todd Smith, partner at Power Rogers & Smith L.L.P.

The complaint filed today on behalf of the victims’ family summarizes their claims, in part, as follows:

“Boeing put its financial interests ahead of the safety of passengers and flight crews when it rushed the design, manufacture and certification of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, and when it misrepresented to the public, the FAA, and Boeing’s customers that the airplane was safe to fly, which Boeing shockingly continued to do even after the crash of ET302.”

“Boeing intentionally hid from its customers, including Ethiopian Airlines, that the Boeing 737-8 MAX had an aerodynamic handling defect and that it had installed MCAS in its 737-MAX airplanes to address the defect.”

“Boeing obtained FAA certification for the Boeing 737-8 MAX by intentionally, recklessly and/or negligently underestimating the odds that MCAS would erroneously force the airplane’s nose down and by overestimating the ability of pilots without MCAS training to respond to MCAS-created handling emergencies.”

“Boeing represented to the FAA that MCAS was a benign computer code programmed in the airplane’s Flight Control Computer that would cause Boeing 737-8 MAX to ‘feel’ to its pilots like it handled the same as the Boeing 737NG; to the contrary, MCAS was a deadly defective feature.”

Anthony Tarricone, also a partner of the Kreindler firm, said, “The case will focus, in part, on the intertwined relationship between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing, which allows Boeing engineers to act as designated FAA safety inspectors during the certification process.  That the 737-8 MAX was certified as safe without the MCAS and its failure modes being subjected to rigorous testing and analysis illustrates that the FAA has been captured by the industry it is supposed to regulate. Industry lobbying focused on elevating corporate profits over passenger safety does not promote certification of safe airplanes.”

Note to editors:  A copy of the complaints are accessible at:

View and download Filing – Carlo Spini

https://www.kreindler.com/Recent-Developments/Spini-Carlo-Complaint-19cv2971.pdf

View Filing – Gabriella Viciani

https://www.kreindler.com/Recent-Developments/Spini-Viciani-Complaint-19cv2969.pdf

About Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP attorneys have served as lead counsel in nearly every major commercial aviation disaster litigation over the last six decades, including the last major case in the United States against Boeing, the 2013 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco, CA, as well as the still-missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crash of a Boeing 737, TWA 800, Kenya Airways Flight 507 Boeing 737 crash in Cameroon, Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Buffalo, EgyptAir 990, Swissair Flight 111, Korean Airlines 801, Silk Air MI 185, China Airlines, CI 611, Singapore Airlines SQ 006, and many others. The Kreindler firm has recorded the largest recovery for a single disaster in the history of aviation to date — nearly $3 billion — against Libya and Pan Am in lawsuits arising out of the bombing of Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. http://www.kreindler.com

For more information on Kreindler attorneys:

Justin Green  Justin-Green-Bio-March-2019

Anthony Tarricone  Anthony-Tarricone-Bio-2019

Brian Alexander Brian-Alexander-Bio-2019

Dan Rose Dan-Rose-Bio-March-2019

Marc Moller  Marc-Moller-Bio-2019

About Powers Rogers & Smith L.L.P.

Power Rogers & Smith L.L.P. is a highly regarded Chicago Trial Law Firm specializing in Civil Trial law and specifically in the areas of Product Liability and Aviation product defect matters as well as complex matters involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death.  The firm was founded and has been led by some of the nation’s most highly acclaimed and respected trial lawyers.  The firm’s award-winning legal team has recovered over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients—more than $800 million more than its closest competitor since 2000.  Todd Smith, a founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith L.L.P., served as President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) — the largest association of trial lawyers in the world– and chaired the AAJ Aviation Section.  The firm has been named the “No. 1 Plaintiffs Law Firm” in most compensation obtained for clients by Chicago Lawyer’s Annual Settlement Survey nine years in a row.  More information about the firm and its lawyers can be found at http://www.prslaw.com.

For more information on PRS attorneys:

Todd Smith https://www.prslaw.com/our-attorneys/todd-a-smith/

Brian LaCien:   https://www.prslaw.com/our-attorneys/brian-lacien/

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Lawsuits Filed Against Boeing on Behalf of Humanitarian Leaders in Africa In Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Fatal 737-8 MAX Crash

Physician Carlo Spini, President of Africa Tremila, and his wife Gabriella Viciani, were killed en route to a mission in Kenya to administer healthcare programs  

NEW YORK, May 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, along with co-counsel Power Rogers & Smith LLP, on behalf of the family of Carlo Spini and his wife Gabriella Viciani, of the Arezzo Province of Italy, who were killed in the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, operated as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The defendants in the case are Chicago-based Boeing Company and Rosemount Aerospace, Inc. of Minnesota. The lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Spini and Viciani with missionaries in Africa (PRNewsfoto/Kreindler & Kreindler LLP)

The lawsuits make a damning case against Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s failures that caused the crash, including allegations not found in prior lawsuits that Boeing failed to activate an important safety feature in the airplane and that Boeing failed to have its MCAS consider flight variables, such as the airplane’s airspeed and altitude, before triggering and pushing the airplane’s nose down toward the ground.

The victims had been engaged in humanitarian missions in Africa, where they established and oversaw hospitals, medical clinics and orphanages for the local populations, including young orphaned children whose parents succumbed to AIDS and other fatal illnesses. Spini, a physician, and Viciani, a nurse, had been traveling to Africa since 2002, when they established a program for the prevention of AIDS/HIV transmission, and treatment of other diseases, in Malawi. Successive projects in the following 16 years until their deaths included the creation and oversight of 11 hospitals and healthcare clinics in Kenya, Malawi, Eritrea, South Sudan, Madagascar and other countries in need.  At the time of his death, Spini was President of Africa Tremila, a non-profit based in Bergamo, Italy, which establishes and oversees humanitarian programs in developing countries. Spini and Viciani were on board ET 302 en route to an Africa Tremila project in Kenya. In addition to their four children, Spini and Viciani are survived by eight grandchildren.

“Our parents committed themselves to the welfare of others.  We are saddened by the loss of our parents, but above all, we are angry at Boeing for depriving our family, friends and the many needy people in Africa, of these two, special people.  They lived and worked together for over 50 years, providing care in hospitals and on missions, committed to the welfare of others,” said Andrea Spini, their eldest son.

Carlo Spini working with children in Africa (PRNewsfoto/Kreindler & Kreindler LLP)

Justin Green, a Kreindler & Kreindler LLP partner and a military-trained pilot, said, “Boeing made inexcusable errors in its programming of its Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).  The most important, and one that has not yet been addressed, is that MCAS does not consider the airplane’s proximity to the ground when making its decision to push the nose down and that Boeing failed to introduce a ground proximity avoidance system for the airplane.  Boeing designed the MCAS so that it did not even consider the accurate data supplied by the airplane’s second angle of attack sensor and that it would not reject completely implausible data supplied by the failed sensor that indicated that the airplane was over 74 degrees nose high. Boeing’s MCAS design permitted a single point failure of an AOA sensor to cause two aviation disasters and is perhaps the worst design in the history of modern commercial aviation.”

“We are seeking punitive damages because strong public policy in Illinois supports holding Boeing accountable for its intentional and grossly negligent conduct, in particular its refusal, even today, to admit that the grounded Boeing 737-8 MAX had any safety problems even while the plane is grounded and Boeing is being forced to finally fix the problem that has caused two aviation disasters in the short life of the airplane,” said Todd Smith, partner at Power Rogers & Smith L.L.P.

The complaint filed today on behalf of the victims’ family summarizes their claims, in part, as follows:

“Boeing put its financial interests ahead of the safety of passengers and flight crews when it rushed the design, manufacture and certification of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, and when it misrepresented to the public, the FAA, and Boeing’s customers that the airplane was safe to fly, which Boeing shockingly continued to do even after the crash of ET302.”

“Boeing intentionally hid from its customers, including Ethiopian Airlines, that the Boeing 737-8 MAX had an aerodynamic handling defect and that it had installed MCAS in its 737-MAX airplanes to address the defect.”

“Boeing obtained FAA certification for the Boeing 737-8 MAX by intentionally, recklessly and/or negligently underestimating the odds that MCAS would erroneously force the airplane’s nose down and by overestimating the ability of pilots without MCAS training to respond to MCAS-created handling emergencies.”

“Boeing represented to the FAA that MCAS was a benign computer code programmed in the airplane’s Flight Control Computer that would cause Boeing 737-8 MAX to ‘feel’ to its pilots like it handled the same as the Boeing 737NG; to the contrary, MCAS was a deadly defective feature.”

Anthony Tarricone, also a partner of the Kreindler firm, said, “The case will focus, in part, on the intertwined relationship between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing, which allows Boeing engineers to act as designated FAA safety inspectors during the certification process.  That the 737-8 MAX was certified as safe without the MCAS and its failure modes being subjected to rigorous testing and analysis illustrates that the FAA has been captured by the industry it is supposed to regulate. Industry lobbying focused on elevating corporate profits over passenger safety does not promote certification of safe airplanes.”

Note to editors:  A copy of the complaints are accessible at:

View and download Filing – Carlo Spini

https://www.kreindler.com/Recent-Developments/Spini-Carlo-Complaint-19cv2971.pdf

View Filing – Gabriella Viciani

https://www.kreindler.com/Recent-Developments/Spini-Viciani-Complaint-19cv2969.pdf

About Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP attorneys have served as lead counsel in nearly every major commercial aviation disaster litigation over the last six decades, including the last major case in the United States against Boeing, the 2013 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco, CA, as well as the still-missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crash of a Boeing 737, TWA 800, Kenya Airways Flight 507 Boeing 737 crash in Cameroon, Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Buffalo, EgyptAir 990, Swissair Flight 111, Korean Airlines 801, Silk Air MI 185, China Airlines, CI 611, Singapore Airlines SQ 006, and many others. The Kreindler firm has recorded the largest recovery for a single disaster in the history of aviation to date — nearly $3 billion — against Libya and Pan Am in lawsuits arising out of the bombing of Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. http://www.kreindler.com

For more information on Kreindler attorneys:

Justin Green  Justin-Green-Bio-March-2019

Anthony Tarricone  Anthony-Tarricone-Bio-2019

Brian Alexander Brian-Alexander-Bio-2019

Dan Rose Dan-Rose-Bio-March-2019

Marc Moller  Marc-Moller-Bio-2019

About Powers Rogers & Smith L.L.P.

Power Rogers & Smith L.L.P. is a highly regarded Chicago Trial Law Firm specializing in Civil Trial law and specifically in the areas of Product Liability and Aviation product defect matters as well as complex matters involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death.  The firm was founded and has been led by some of the nation’s most highly acclaimed and respected trial lawyers.  The firm’s award-winning legal team has recovered over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients—more than $800 million more than its closest competitor since 2000.  Todd Smith, a founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith L.L.P., served as President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) — the largest association of trial lawyers in the world– and chaired the AAJ Aviation Section.  The firm has been named the “No. 1 Plaintiffs Law Firm” in most compensation obtained for clients by Chicago Lawyer’s Annual Settlement Survey nine years in a row.  More information about the firm and its lawyers can be found at http://www.prslaw.com.

For more information on PRS attorneys:

Todd Smith https://www.prslaw.com/our-attorneys/todd-a-smith/

Brian LaCien:   https://www.prslaw.com/our-attorneys/brian-lacien/

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Yerevan hosts first meeting of UAE-Armenia intergovernmental commission.

The UAE-Armenia intergovernmental commission held its first meeting in Yerevan under the chairmanship of the Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, UAE Minister of State, and Vahagn Melikian, Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

Al Sayegh stressed the importance of the visits and the numerous documents signed between both sides. In this regard, he acknowledged the visit of Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and his participation in the “Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week” forum.

He spoke about the visit of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, to Yerevan in July 2017 which represented a milestone in the journey of bilateral relations.

Al Sayegh noted that the UAE is considered the eighth largest market, importing Armenian goods and 11 sources of Armenian investment all over the world.

In recent years, trade has increased significantly, especially between 2014 and 2017, with the annual growth rate touching 14 percent, while in 2017, the trade turnover increased by 78 percent compared to 2016.

The UAE’s entrepreneurs are interested in investing in Armenia, mainly in renewable energy, mining and agriculture, he stated while adding that tourism too had registered a rise with 11,134 tourists visiting Armenia last year.

While recognising the importance of the intergovernmental commission as a platform for discussion, Vahagn Melikyan said Armenia considers the UAE to be the crucial bridge between them and other GCC countries.

At the same time, he asked the UAE to consider Armenia as a gateway to the market of the Eurasian Economic Union and emphasised that there was immense potential for cooperation in tourism, trade, infrastructure, agricultural exports, food safety, and scientific technologies.

President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan; Speaker of the Parliament, Ararat Mirzoyan; Foreign Minister, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, and Defence Minister, David Tonoyan, received the participants at the meeting.

During the meeting, two Memorandums of Understanding, MoUs, were signed between Armenpress and WAM, the UAE’s official news agency. The MoUs were signed by Mohammed Issa Al Qattam Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, and Aram Ananian, Director of the Armenian News Agency.

A number of other MoUs were also inked between the Abu Dhabi World Market and the Central Bank of Armenia and other Armenian institutions.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Doha 2019 IAAF Diamond League meeting proves a huge success

Doha, Sweden’s Daniel Stahl produced one of the finest discus series in history to highlight action on the infield at the Doha 2019 IAAF Diamond League meeting in the Qatari capital on Friday.

The event was attended by HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) who honored Mr. Saad Lamloum Al Mesaifri, First Secretary General of the Qatar Athletics Federation in recognition of his efforts from 1984 to 1996.

In the most dominant display of the night, the 26-year-old put the competition out of reach in the first round, throwing his discus 69.63m through the Doha night sky to break the meeting record set by Virgilijus Alekna in 2006. But he was just shaking off the rust.

Stahl followed up with throws of 70.49m and 70.56m, his farthest of the night, before capping the evening with efforts of 69.54m, 69.50m and 70.32m to become the first man to produce six throws beyond 69.50m in a single competition.

I’ve been working a lot on my technique and training hard in the gym so I expected this,” said the world and European silver medallist. It was a great atmosphere.”

Lukas Weisshaidinger was second with 66.90m with Ehsan Hadadi of Iran, who took the Asian title here two weeks ago, third with 66.78m.

In the men’s 800m, Qatari hope Addalla Abubaker Haydar put in an impressive performance but had to settle for a fourth-place finish.

Abdalla, who won gold in the Asian Championship at the same venue 11 days back, was in contention till his final stride and was only beaten to the bronze by a lunge to the tape from USA’s Donavan Brazier.

Nijel Amos of Botswana won the gold in 1:44.29sec and Kipkurui Emmanuel Korir took silver in 1:44.50.

CROUSER EDGES WALSH IN MAMMOTH SHOT PUT SHOWDOWN

Hosting a field of seven men who have thrown 22 metres or better, the assemblage of talent in the men’s shot put was the deepest of the evening. There, the proceedings went largely according to the early season form book with world leader Ryan Crouser prevailing in a tight battle with world champion Tom Walsh.

After a modest 20.06m effort in the opening round, Crouser unleashed a 22.13m toss in the second, a mark that held out for the win.

I really felt the effects of 20 hours of travel, so I’m really glad that the 22.13m held out for the win,” said Crouser, who produced a 22.74m blast on 20 April to move up to sixth on the world all-time list.

Walsh, the Diamond League winner last year, reached 22.06m in the third round to secure the runner-up spot with South American record-holder Darlan Romani third with 21.60m.

IBARGUEN EDGES BEKH-ROMANCHUK

Unlike Walsh, Caterine Ibarguen, the 2018 Athlete of the Year and double Diamond Trophy winner, did manage to pick up where she left off last season, taking a victory in the long jump by two centimetres.

Brooke Stratton of Australia took command with a 6.73m leap in round two, but was overtaken in the fifth round when the competition sprung to life. Ibarguen reached 6.76m to take the lead and seal the win ahead of Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk, the runner-up at last year’s European Championships, who leaped 6.74m.

It was a good series of jumps but three fouls is not great,” the Colombian said. She’s hoping to remedy that in her next competition, which is set for Rome.

WINS FOR KENDRICKS AND MAHUCHIKH

World champion Sam Kendricks drew first blood in the men’s pole vault wars, taking the victory with a second-attempt clearance at 5.80m. Olympic champion Thiago Braz was second at 5.71m, his best outdoor leap since the season of his Rio triumph. Japan’s Seito Yamamoto was third at 5.61m.

For some strange reason we all had issues out there so it was an odd one,” said Kendricks, who equalled his outdoor season’s best.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh topped a lifetime best of 1.96m in the high jump to become, at 17 years and 226 days, the youngest woman to win a Diamond League event. The Ukrainian teenager topped the winning height on her second attempt to add a centimetre to her previous best. In what turned out to be a low-key competition, Mirela Demireva, Erika Kinsey and Ana Simic tied for second at 1.91m.

Among the top performers were Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali in the men’s 300m steeplechase, Kenya’s Hellen Obiri in women’s 3000m, Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain in women’s 200m, Ramil Guliyev of Turkey in the men’s 200m, and Swede Daniel Stahl in men’s discus throw.

For the 10th consecutive year, the Doha meeting kicked off the IAAF Diamond League, a series of the 14 finest one-day athletics competitions on the planet, and with it, the season-long chase for a slice of the $US8 million Diamond League prize pot. Athletes earn points in the first 12 stops to earn qualification for the two final winner-takes-all meetings to be held in Zurich (29 Aug) and Brussels (6 Sep).

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

President confers Order of Independence on Ambassador of Korea.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has conferred the Order of Independence, First Class, on the Ambassador of Korea to the UAE, Park Kang-ho, in recognition of his efforts during his tenure, towards the development and strengthening of friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries across all fields.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, presented the order to the ambassador at a ceremony held at the ministry’s premises in Abu Dhabi, today.

Sheikh Abdullah commended the ambassador’s role in enhancing ties between the two countries and wished him success in all his future assignments.

The ambassador expressed his appreciation of the prudent policy being pursued by the UAE President and his prominent role at the regional and international levels.

He also extended thanks for the UAE government departments for supporting him in his missions to develop ties between the two countries.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE Leaders congratulate President of Poland on Constitution Day.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable to President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, congratulating him on the Polish Constitution Day.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to the Polish President and his Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Municipality and Environment to Honor the Participants in the “Plant Qatar” Project

The ceremony includes presentations of the participation of school students in the Project. Then, the results have been announced. Mr. Muhammad Ali Al Khuri, Director of the General Cleanness Department, Mr. Abdullatif Al Yafei, General Manager of Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation, and Mr. Khalifa Al Dirham, Director of School Affairs in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, honored the winning schools which participated in the Project. They are 34 schools in total. 13 schools got the Golden Award, 11 schools got the Silver Award, and 8 schools got the Bronze Award. The Project has been supervised by a team of engineers working in the General Cleanness Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

Source: Ministry of Municipality and Environment

Qatar team ready for ISSF World Cup in South Korea

DOHA, Qatar shooting team is preparing to participate in the upcoming ISSF Shooting World Cup Series will take place from 7-18 May, in Changwon city of South Korea.

The team delegation left Doha on Friday to South Korea’s city of Changwon to hold a short training camp ahead of the prestigious world shooting event.

The shooting team is presented by Nasser Al Attiyah, Abdulaziz Al Attiyah, Rashid Al Ezbah, Saieed Abo Shareb, Reem Al Sharshani and Nassder Al Homaidi.

The two week championship will bring together more than 300 shooters representing 58 nations and will compete in Trap and Skeet.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee