159/2018 • 14 JULY, 2018 WEEKEND ISSUE
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Vaping Air China co-pilot causes plane to plunge A passenger jet with 162 people on board was forced to descend 25,000 feet (7.620 meters) in 10 minutes when the co-pilot apparently tried to hide the smoke from his e-cigarette, Chinese media quoted the countryʼs civil aviation authority as saying on Friday. The Air China Boeing 737 was flying from Hong Kong to the Chinese city of Dalian when the incident took place on Tuesday, according to the South China Morning Post.
Italy: Migrants disembark coast guard ship following reports of earlier conflict After waiting for several hours on board an Italian coast guard ship, 67 migrants were given permission to disembark late on Thursday. The group of migrants, which included three women and six children, had been held onboard the Diciotti at a port in the Sicilian town of Trapani afterItalyʼs far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salviniblocked the ship from docking. Salvini halted their arrival amid reports in Italian media that a handful of the migrants on board violently threatened the crew of their initial rescue ship. Earlier on Thursday night, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the group of migrants would be allowed to leave the Diciotti after identification procedures had been completed, "in particular for those who may have committed a crime." Italian media and news agency AFP reported that police escorted some of the migrants off the ship.
Turkeyʼs Gulen movement on the rise in Germany Many supporters of exiled Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen were driven out of the country
After Turkeyʼs foiled coup attempt in 2016, many supporters of exiled Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen were driven out of the country. But in Germany, the movement is increasingly gaining influence, writes Gunnar Köhne.
Bin Ladenʼs suspected bodyguard Sami A. deported from Germany German officials deported Sami A, an alleged ex-bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, to his homeland of Tunisia early on Friday via a charter flight from Düsseldorf, authorities said. The case surrounding the 42-year-old man hassparked a major controversy in Germany,after it was reported the man has been living in the city of Bochum for years and collecting €1,168 ($1,357) each month in welfare payments. Although his asylum request was rejected and he was de-
clared a security threat, authorities in the German state of North RhineWestphalia (NRW) stated earlier this yearthey could not deport him. The reason, according to the officials, was a 2017 ruling by a German court that found that Sami A. faced "the considerable likelihood" of "torture and inhumane or degrading treatment" if he returned to Tunisia. However, a recent ruling set a legal precedent and paved the way for the manʼs deportation. He wasdetained last month.
Genius Kylian Mbappe is ready for the biggest stage of all After 90 minutes of action, it wasFrance who were in a third World Cup final.But it had taken Kylian Mbappe less than 20 seconds to steal the show in Saint Petersburg. Straight from the kick-off in the semifinal, the 19-year-old received the ball on the right-hand side and immediately drove forward, spreading panic across the Belgian back line. His cross evaded Antoine Griezmann in the center but the message had been sent, loud and clear. If anyone wasnʼt already aware of the PSG teenagerʼs
prodigious talent, they were now. Bursting onto the stage two years ago at Monaco, Mbappe tookLigue 1 and the Champions League by storm with his blistering pace and lethal penetration. Fans of Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City will have particularly painful memories of the damage he inflicted on their teams that season – but it will have come as no surprise to the coaches in theParisian suburb of Bondy where the young Mbappe honed his skills in the gravel cage of the Stade Leo Lagrange.
France to deploy 110,000 police for the Bastille Day French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced massive security measures on Friday to prevent any terror attacks over the weekend, which will see France celebrate the Bastille Day on Saturday andplay against Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday. "Everything is being done so the French can live these festive moments with peace of mind, despite the terrorist threat which remains at a high level," Collomb said.
19 injured, 1 dead in South Africa plane crash At least 19 people were injured and one killed near Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday after a charter plane crashed near Wonderboom airport, paramedics confirmed. "Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria," said Russell Meiring, spokesman for the ER24 medical service. "We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage." ER24 later said on its Twitter feed that one fatality had since been reported from the scene, and that it had occured "in the cockpit." News 19 injured, 1 dead in South Africa plane crash There was no immediate information about what caused the crash near the administrative capital of Pretoria. Pictures from the scene showed paramedics rescuing survivors from the smoking wreckage.
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159/2018 • 14 July, 2018 Weekend issue
Jewish Art Festival 2018
Four years on from 2014, Mario Götze faces yet another decisive season
he Jewish Art Festival aims to introduce Jewish culture to audiences through art performances at diverse venues – including classical, jazz and pop music, theater, literature, and photography. In addition to the wellknown cultural and concert venues and movie theaters, cafés, restaurants, streetfood eateries and ruin bars will also take part in the event series.
It has been four years since Mario Götze scored the goal that won the World Cup for Germany, but since then, itʼs mostly been downhill for him. Is this the season for Götze to return to his former greatness?
Fernando Torres: Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker signs for Japanʼs Sagan Tosu Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres has signed for Japanese side Sagan Tosu. His Atletico Madrid contract ran out this summer and was not renewed, with his final appearance as a 90thminute substitute inthe Europa League final defeatof Marseille. The Spaniard, 34, rejoined his boyhood club in 2014 after a loan at AC Milan. The World Cup and European Championship winner was part of Chelseaʼs Champions League-winning team in 2012. He scored 126 goals in 314 matches in an eight-year spell in English football, including four years with Liverpool when he scored 81 times in only 142 games. "I have had offers from France, Germany and even one from Spain but at no point did I ever think about going to another European team," Torres said on Tuesday. "I wanted a new challenge in a completely different place."
very year itʼs hard to believe how young Mario Götze still is. Most players who scored the winner in a World Cup final four years ago wouldnʼt have just turned 26 this summer, but he isnʼt most players. And on the anniversary of that day (July 13, 2014) in the Maracana Stadium, itʼs clear that that goal has haunted Götze more than it has helped him. After flourishing under Jürgen Klopp in Borussia Dortmundʼs most recent glory years, Götze had all the skills to become one of the alltime greats. Scoring the goal to win
Germany the World Cup in Brazil appeared destined to take him there. But now, as the 2018-19 Bundesliga season approaches, Götze has changed. He has waded not glided through his post World Cup years, and now the weight of expectation once again is bearing down on him. "He has to know: This is a hugely decisive season for him," Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told the mass-circulation daily Bild recently. "I think [Lucien] Favre will give him huge support. The rest is up to Mario."
We cannot survive without insects Many people see insects as annoying pests. But British biologist Dave Goulson cautions: A world without insect is a dull place without coffee and chocolate — and with dead animals and cow patties piling up. Dave Goulson: Insects are the dominant lifeform on the planet. Weʼve named well over a million species of insects, and there could be 5 or 10 million. As for the number of individuals, itʼs safe to say that there are many more insects than anything else (excluding microorganisms like bacteria). Why are insects disappear‐ ing?Most people agree that itʼs a combination of factors, primarily associ-
ated with the way farming has changed in the last hundred years. Weʼve moved to this kind of industrial farming system with very big fields with monocultures of crops that are treated with lots of pesticides. Itʼs very difficult for most insects to survive in. People should be jumping up and down and be concerned over this, because we cannot survive without insects. Pollination is probably the best-known example of what insects do for people. Sometimes itʼs bees, sometimes itʼs flies, beetles or whatever. Most of the fruits and vegetables we like to eat, and also things like coffee and chocolate, we wouldnʼt have without insects.
Innovative schooling: Finlandʼs Me & MyCity program Finland has long had a reputation for innovative schooling methods, and the Me & MyCity program is no exception. It creates an environment for sixth-graders whichsimulates a miniature city where students work in a profession and function as consumers and citizens, as part of society. Inside a large hall in an industrial building on the outskirts of the shipping and engineering city of Vaasa, it looks a bit like a small trade fair is going on. It has been divided into booths, each of which represents a sponsor company. In one booth, sponsored by a supermarket chain, a girl stacks shelves while another starts up the computer and looks at inventory.
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Metallica and an Afghan project win ʼNobel Prizeʼ for music As the winners of Swedenʼs prestigious Polar Music Prize, US heavy metal band Metallica and an Afghan music institute are set to be honored by the Swedish royal family on Thursday. It may be heavy metal, but the Swedish royals wonʼt shy away from the Polar Music Prize ceremony scheduled for June 14 in Stockholm. Swedish King Carl Gustaf and his royal family are slated to attend the televised gala honoring US band Metallica and Afghanistanʼs National Institute of Music.The Polar Music Prize is often called the "Nobel Prize" for music. In February, when this yearʼs laureates were announced, the jury cited Metallica for its "physical and furious" music. "Through virtuoso ensemble playing and its use of extremely accelerated tempos, Metallica has taken rock music to places it had never been before," the panelʼs statement read. The band has sold 110 million albums worldwide, with some of its hits including "Enter Sandman" and "Nothing Else Matters."
Police in Germany mistakenly beat victim of antiSemitic attack Police in the German city of Bonn have apologized to a JewishAmerican philosophy professor for a case of mistaken identity related to ananti-Semitic attackon Wednesday. Police say the 50year-old academic was initially approached by a 20-year-old German of Palestinian descent who knocked theyarmulke off his head, shoved him and yelled: "No Jews in Germany!" Read more: How Germanyʼs anti-Semitism commissioner plans to fight hatred The young man fled when a person accompanying the professor called the police. The professor then gave chase and failed to stop when police quickly arrived at the scene and ordered him to do so. The police then suspected he was the perpetrator, rather than the victim, at which point they tackled him and pinned him to the ground. When he resisted police, he was hit in the face.