Brasilia architect Niemeyer health worsens: doctor

Updated 20 November 2012

Brasilia architect Niemeyer health worsens: doctor

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s condition has worsened, doctors treating the 104-year-old designer of Brazil’s modernist capital said Monday. His doctor said he had been transferred to a coronary unit but was “lucid and continues undergoing respiratory physiotherapy.”
The architect, winner of the 1988 Pritzker Prize, is best known as one of the principal designers of Brasilia, the futuristic capital built in 1960. A pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete to produce soaring, curvaceous forms, he has designed 600 works around the world and has some 20 other projects underway. He was hospitalized Nov. 2 suffering from dehydration after coming down with the flu, the latest in a series of lengthening hospital stays. His only daughter, Anna Maria Niemeyer, died of emphysema in June at age 82.


Free tickets for life for baby born on board Cairo-London EgyptAir flight

Updated 17 September 2020

Free tickets for life for baby born on board Cairo-London EgyptAir flight

  • The Egyptian national carrier witnessed the brith of a baby girl on one of its flights

CAIRO: EgyptAir said it will gift free tickets for life to a newborn child who was born on board a flight from Cairo to London Heathrow. 

The Egyptian national carrier witnessed the brith of a baby girl on one of its flights between Egypt and the UK this week. 

The child's mother, Hayam Nasr Najy, who is from Yemen, went into labor prematurely on Wednesday, The plane diverted to make an emergency landing in Munich, Germany.

 A statement by the airliner thanked members of the flight crew and passengers for “their professional handling of this exceptional circumstance.”