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Emirates to broadcast commentary on arrival of Mars probe

Emirates to broadcast commentary on arrival of Mars probe

Science
Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A United Arab Emirates spacecraft, the Mars orbiter Hope, is scheduled to enter orbit around the Red Planet about 10:30 a.m. EST Tuesday. The probe will be the first since NASA's Insight lander in November 2018 to reach the planet. Hope (or Al Amal in Arabic) will study the Martian atmosphere for at least two years. Advertisement But first, it must fire thrusters for 27 minutes to achieve its intended orbit, as teams of scientists and space enthusiasts around the world await word on its fate. "It's going to be incredible. I mean, this is the moment, especially, that the engineers have been working toward for six years," Pete Withnell, a program manager for the Hope mission at the University of Colorado Boulder, said Friday. "To see it unfold will be a momentous occasion f...
United Arab Emirates says it will offer citizenship to some

United Arab Emirates says it will offer citizenship to some

World
The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to grant some foreigners citizenship to this oil-rich nation home to Abu Dhabi and DubaiByThe Associated PressJanuary 30, 2021, 9:55 AM• 2 min readDUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced plans to grant some foreigners citizenship to this oil-rich nation home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, part of efforts to stimulate its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.The UAE previously gave citizenship to Palestinians and others who helped form the country's government after its formation in 1971. Others have received it over time as well.Saturday's announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai who also serves as the autocratic nation's prime minister and vice president, said the offer could appl...
Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal must make Emirates ‘a fortress’ as Gunners prepare to welcome fans back for Rapid Vienna clash

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal must make Emirates ‘a fortress’ as Gunners prepare to welcome fans back for Rapid Vienna clash

Sports
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is hoping to transform the Emirates Stadium into a ‘fortress’ as the Gunners prepare to welcome fans back for the first time in nine months.Wolves face Arsenal at the Emirates this Sunday but it will still take place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. getty Arteta hopes to turn the Emirates into a fortress as the club prepares to welcome back fans However, the new tier system and a change in government regulations means 2,000 supporters can attend Thursday’s Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna. There will no doubt be a stampede for the tickets, being sold on a first-come-first-served basis to eligible supporters. Arteta will be keen to welcome them in on the back of a return to winning ways in the league, havin...
Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs, citing pandemic

Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs, citing pandemic

Business
The president of Emirates said the Middle Eastern airline is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is the first time the world's biggest long-haul carrier has disclosed how many jobs will be lost.Prior to the crisis, Emirates had 60,000 staff.Sir Tim Clark said the airline had already cut a tenth of its staff but said: "We will probably have to let go of a few more, probably up to 15%."The global airline industry has been severely impacted by coronavirus, with activity all but grinding to a halt. In an interview with the BBC, Sir Tim said Emirates was "not as badly off as others".But its current situation marks a steep turnaround in the fortunes of the airline, which he said before the pandemi...
Lacazette recalled, Ozil and Guendouzi still out – How Arsenal and Leicester should line-up for clash at Emirates

Lacazette recalled, Ozil and Guendouzi still out – How Arsenal and Leicester should line-up for clash at Emirates

Sports
Arsenal and Leicester face each other at the Emirates on Tuesday night with both sides in search of vital Premier League points. The Gunners are playing catch up in their bid to secure Champions League football and are six points behind Manchester United in fifth, which looks likely to be get the final place due to Man City’s impending Europe ban. Getty Images - Getty Ozil has not played a minute for the Gunners since the restart Leicester are trying to keep the chasing pack at arms length and three points would put the pressure on others. Mesut Ozil has back soreness, according to Arsenal’s latest injury report, and will be assessed ahead of the Leicester game. He is yet to feature for the Gunners since the restart so is unlikely to feature, certain...