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A US Navy training plane, which took off from Florida, on Friday, crashed in a residential neighborhood in Alabama near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, killing two people on board, authorities said.

A spokesman for the Naval Air Force Commander, Zach Harrell, said that both people in a T-6B Tuxan 2 training plane were killed, but their names were not immediately revealed, and there were no reports of casualties on the ground.

For his part, Foley Fire Police Chief Joy Darby said that the respondents faced a "huge fire" in a house, and several cars caught fire.

The fire chief told local news outlets that the firefighters had managed to "quickly stop the fire".

The accident occurred southeast of Mobile near the city of Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs. Darby described the neighborhood as a "densely populated" residential area, and added that no firefighters were injured.

Navy spokeswoman Julie Zigenhorn said the plane took off from the Navy's Whitingfield Air Force Base, about 30 miles (48.28 km) northeast of Pensacola, Florida.

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office wrote on Twitter that the US Department of Defense and the Navy were preparing to take over the investigation.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded


US President Donald Trump cast his early vote in the US presidential elections scheduled for the third of November.

The US President went to a polling station in West Palm Beach, Florida, to cast his vote, in the elections being contested by Democrat Joseph Biden.

Trump joins this with the 55 million US citizens who cast their votes in early presidential elections, fearing crowds on polling day in light of the outbreak of the new Corona virus.

Trump changed his permanent residence and address in the voter register last year from New York to Florida, one of the states he must win to support his bid for a second term.

Just ten days before Election Day, about 55 million Americans cast their ballots in early elections, a number that could contribute to the highest voting rate in more than 100 years, according to US election project data.

The turnout for early voting indicates the great interest in the race, and also indicates the people's keenness to avoid the risk of contracting Covid-19 due to the crowding at polling stations on Election Day.

Many states have extended the period of in-person voting in early elections, as well as voting by mail before Election Day, to avoid risks in light of the Corona pandemic.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded


A senior French scientist warned that the second wave of the spread of the Corona virus will be faster than the first, amid an increasing escalation in the number of infections across Europe.

"The virus is spreading more quickly ... and indications of this started in August," according to Sky News, the French government's scientific advisor, Arnaud Fontane, told BFM television.

He said that France managed to control the virus by the end of June, but the decrease in the number of people being hospitalized as a result of the epidemic until the end of last August gave the authorities a false sense of the virus receding, despite the already high cases at the time.

The epidemiologist added: "Then there was one cold week in September, and all indicators went in the wrong direction again across Europe. The virus spreads better in the cold because we stay longer in our homes and in closed places."

He continued: "We have many tools to protect ourselves from the virus, but we are facing a difficult period," echoing what French Prime Minister Jean Castex, who warned of "difficult November", as the French government extended the curfew imposed last week in several cities.

The curfew will take effect in some cities, from 9 pm to 6 am, and will affect 46 million people, nearly two-thirds of the country's population of 67 million.

"The second wave of the Corona epidemic has already started and is still ongoing now in France and Europe. The situation is very dangerous," Castex said at a press conference.

Last Thursday, France recorded a record number of infections in Korna within one day, as the number of injured reached 41,622 people.

The total number of infections in France now stands at more than a million, and more than 34,000 people have died from the pandemic.

Countries across Europe, such as the United Kingdom, have reverted to restrictive precautionary measures, after the number of cases rose.

Belgium, one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, tightened restrictions on gatherings on Friday, banning fans from sports matches, limiting the number of people in cultural venues and closing theme parks.

Although infection rates in Germany were much lower than other hotspots in Europe, cases accelerated and reached a record high on Thursday, with 11,247 cases.

And across Europe, 20 countries set new records on Wednesday, including the United Kingdom, which saw a rise of 26,688 injuries.

The Czech Republic, which is experiencing the largest increase in Europe in COVID-19 cases, has ordered most stores and services to close to curb the spread of the virus.

The Netherlands has also returned to a partial lockdown, closing bars and restaurants, but keeping schools open.

Spain became the first country in Western Europe this week to record 1 million cases of coronavirus.

Source: Sky News

By:Nadeemy Haded


Experts expect the psychological repercussions of the emerging corona virus to lower birth rates and make the period of celibacy longer.

The British newspaper "Daily Mail" said that experts from the United States reviewed 90 studies to help them predict "post-Corona" times and how "Covid-19" could change social behaviors.

And they expected that planned pregnancies would decrease in response to the global health crisis, as people would postpone marriage and offspring, which would lead to a shrinking population in some countries.

The decline in birth rates will have several impacts on society and the economy, as it will affect job opportunities and support for the elderly.

Moreover, the “unequal division” of additional domestic work resulting from quarantines can lead to heightened gender inequality.

The results also warned that "potential spouses" who met via social networks during the lockdown period "may find themselves disappointed when they finally meet in the real world."

This may also be one of the reasons people stay single for longer.

"The psychological, social and societal consequences of Corona will be very long-lasting," said research author and psychologist Marty Hasselton of the University of California, Los Angeles.

He added: "The longer Corona lasts among us, the more our behaviors are affected."

The research team concluded that "the epidemic has become a global social experiment," the results of which have not yet been finalized.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded


Young Barcelona player, Ansu Fati, entered history after becoming the youngest goalscorer for the Spanish Clásico in the 21st century.

The Catalan team lost 3-1 against Real Madrid, for the seventh round of the Spanish Football League.

Barcelona's only goal in the match, which was played without spectators on the floor of "Camp Nou", was from Ansu Fati's feet in the 8th minute.

The sports site "Goal" said that Fati became the youngest player to score in Barcelona and Real Madrid in the twenty-first century, at the age of 17 years and 359 days.

The Spanish player broke the record set last March by Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior, who was 19 years and 233 days old at the time.

A large segment of Barcelona fans admire the skills and level of Ansu Fati, while some go so far as to describe him as "Lionel Messi's successor."

Fati is also a player in the Spain national team, where the striker has so far participated in four matches with his country, and scored a goal to become the youngest goalscorer in the history of "La Roja".

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded


A Turkish industrial group is heading to enter an "alliance" that includes an American company specialized in shipping, in order to win an attractive deal in the largest Israeli port.

According to the American "Bloomberg" network, the Turkish "Yildirim" group is taking this step, after the United States expressed concerns that a Chinese company might win the project in this strategic Israeli facility.

The "Yildirim" group is expected to obtain a majority stake in this project, according to what was confirmed by people close to the file and who preferred not to reveal their names.

This company is based in Istanbul, and it is an institution that previously operated port terminals in Portugal and Ecuador.

It is expected that the proposal to operate the port of Haifa will be submitted by a "consortium" that includes the American company "Greystone" and the "Global Ports Holding" company based in London, as well as the Turkish "Yildirim" group.

The Israeli government wants to sell Haifa Port for about 2 billion shekels, or about 590 million dollars.

Washington is keen to find American companies to participate in this project, and the reason is that a former port in Haifa was won by the Chinese without American companies, at the time, making any offer to win it.

And the "International Group" company, which is based in Shanghai, China, obtained the first port project, but so far, no Chinese company has shown interest in the port that was presented recently.

It is possible that the fortunes of this alliance will be enhanced thanks to the accession of the "Greystone" company, which is based in Kentucky and has previously completed projects for the US Army.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded


Belgium's Foreign Minister, Sophie Wilmes, has been infected with the emerging coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 epidemic, at a time when the country is facing a second wave of infections with the Coronavirus that causes this disease.

The office of the Belgian Foreign Minister and the former Prime Minister said, today, Thursday, that Sophie was transferred to intensive care after suffering from the Covid-19 epidemic.

A spokesman for the Foreign Minister said that Sophie, aged 45, is fully conscious and in a stable condition, according to Reuters.

Last Saturday, Sophie said that tests confirmed that she was infected with the virus and that she most likely caught it from a relative and not from the workplace.

Alexander de Crowe, who took over as prime minister in early October, wrote on Twitter that he wished her a speedy recovery.

"No one is immune to this virus. Together, we will defeat Covid-19," De Crowe added.

It is noteworthy that the Belgian Minister of Health had described the current wave of Coronavirus infections as being more like a "tsunami", while Brussels decided to postpone all surgeries and unnecessary medical intervention.

Source: Routers

By:Nadeemy Haded

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