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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-11-30 09:01:35
Born Fatima Ahmed Kamal Shaker, the late Egyptian golden age song and cinema star Shadia was one of the Arab world's most prominent film actors from the 1950s to the 70s, appearing in over 112 films, 10 radio serials and one play. Shadia died yesterday at Cairo's Galaa Military Hospital at the age of 86 after a long struggle with illness and after suffering a recent stroke. Shadia, who was born in Cairo's Abdeen district, began her acting career in 1947 and became known for her roles in light comedy and drama. The actress starred in many films that are considered classics, including El-Zouga El-Talattashar (The Thirteenth Wife, 1962), Shea' Min El-Khouf (A Bit of Fear, 1969) Al-Liss Wal Kilab (The Thief and the Dogs, 1962), and Meraty Modir Am (My Wife is a General Manager, 1966). She played the lead character, Hameeda, in Zouqâq Al-Midaqq (1963), based on Naguib Mahfouz’s novel of the same name. Through many of her roles, Shadia sought to change society’s views on social issues, especially those involving women. Meraty Modir Am (1966) is one such film. She also chose roles in films with themes of oppression and defiance, such as in the film Shea' Min El-Khouf (1969). In many films, she sang opposite stars Farid Al-Atrache and Abdel-Halim Hafez, appearing alongside the latter in a famous performance role in The People’s Idol (1967) by director Helmy Rafla. Some of her best-known songs include El-Qalb Yeheb Marrah (The Heart Loves Once), Shebbakna Satayro Harir (Our Window’s Curtains are Silk) and Akwa Men El-Zaman (Stronger than Time). More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-11-28 08:10:06
One of the world’s most eligible bachelors is officially off the market. Britain’s Prince Harry is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle, royal officials announced Monday. After the announcement, Harry confessed he had long known he would propose to Markle.Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, best known for her role in the U.S. TV legal drama “Suits”, got engaged this month at their cottage in London over a roast chicken dinner. In their first broadcast interview since announcing the news earlier on Monday, Harry and Markle held hands as they discussed the moment of their proposal and their courtship. “It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural, and very romantic. He got on one knee,” Markle said. “I could barely let you finish proposing. I said, ”can I say yes now?“” More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-11-26 06:33:42
This year’s White Friday seems to be attracting fewer shoppers. White Friday is an annual shopping event, where shops offer discounts on a wide range of products. It runs this year from November 22-25. Well-known international brands have offered discounts up to 50 percent, while others offered 25 percent. Despite the sale, prices were still high to some customers. “Shops are not very crowded like last year,” said Aya Nabil, who went to buy a new Jacket from one of Cairo’s malls. She told Egypt Today that more visitors went to famous international brands as these large stores offered big discounts comparing to smaller shops. She said that some of these brands offered a 50 percent discount on all of their products, while others offered discounts ranging between 10-25 percent. Despite the significant sale, prices were still high and unaffordable for many customers because prices before the discounts were already very high. The surge in prices came on the back of the flotation of the Egyptian Pound late last year, which halved the value of the pound and therefore pushed prices across the board. Inflation peaked to a record high in July, reaching 33 percent, but it started to drop slightly afterwards, standing at 31.8 percent in October. Shopper Nesma Ali, who went shopping in El-Mohandeseen neighborhood, said shops were crowded but prices were high and some of the products were not in a good condition. Online shopping companies also had their own list of discounts. The Amazon-affiliated online shopping platform offered sale on various products, including mobile phones and tablets up to 60 percent, watches (70%), eye wear (70%), laptops and computers (60%), home appliances (40%) and shirts and under wear (60%). Member of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce Hamdy Abul-Einein told Egypt today that there was no comparison between the number of shoppers this year and last year. He attributed the decrease in the number of visitors this year to what he called “Egyptians’ new priorities”, which are food and basic needs. “Despite the discounts are high, prices are still unaffordable,’’ Abul-Einein said, adding that people are delaying the purchase of the non-basic things. Another reason that could have contributed to the drop in the number of visitors, according to Abul-Einein, is the terrorist attack that took place on Friday on a mosque in North Sinai, killing 305 people. “The explosion of Al-Rawda mosque in North Sinai was catastrophic for all Egyptians,” he said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-11-21 10:56:34
Egypt's renowned composer and pianist Omar Khairat will give a concert at St. John's Smith Square in London, marking the musician's first appearance in UK's capital. Organised by FACE for Children in Need, and under the patronage of the Egyptian Embassy in London, the concert is expected to gather an audience of over one thousand. Khairat, 69, is a reputed composer and pianist, whose original compositions, which bridge contemporary Arab music and western tunes, have earned him a large following in Egypt and the region. Khairat composed the musical scores of over 50 Egyptian films, including The Sixth Day (1984), The Terrorist (1993), Mafia (2002), Girl's Love (2003), The Embassy in the Building (2005) and Deer's Blood (2006). In television, his memorable works include Lailat El Qabd Ala Fatma (1984) and Dameer Abla Hekmat (1991). He also composes music for theatre and special occasions, such as the opening ceremonies of important Egyptian cultural and regional festivals. Khairat has also arranged compositions by celebrated Egyptian musician Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, releasing them as "Wahabiat" 1 and 2. His arrangement of the well-known songs of Um Kulthoum brought him additional acclaim. He is particularly known to audiences in the Arab world for his frequent performances with his Omar Khairat Group, which continues to fill concert halls to the brim. "Although I re-recorded my music in London, this will be the first time I will be performing to an audience in England, and I hope it will be a successful concert and achieve the noble goal for which it was organised," Khairat commented in the press release for the London event. The event aims to raise funds and increase awareness of the problem of street children and orphans in Egypt, of whom up to 2,500 are cared for by the FACE charity every year. Founded in 2003 in Egypt by a mother of three young children, today FACE has grown into a prominent organization with several projects underway. Supported by Egypt's Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Interior, FACE's mission is to assist and protect orphans, street children, their families and communities, and to equip these children for a better life. The group aims to instil self-esteem and hope in the children by providing them with the means to become strong adults in society. The association currently operates four shelters for orphans and two centers for street children with plans to expand in other areas inside Egypt. Programme: Friday, 1 December at 7pm St John's Smith Square, London More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-11-21 10:41:34
Sun illuminated Sunday  the face of Ramses II sanctuary in the Abu Simple temple in south Aswan for 22 minutes in rare phenomenon that takes place twice a year. The unique astronomical phenomenon started at about 5:53 am and lasted for 22 minutes. For most of the year, the inner sanctum of the main temple at Abu Simbel is shrouded in darkness. On two days, traditionally the anniversary of the birthday and coronation of pharaoh Ramses II, a shaft of sunlight pierces the gloom, illuminating statues of gods and the king in the temple's inner sanctum. On February 22, a day celebrating the king's birthday and again on October 22, a day celebrating his coronation, sunlight illuminates seated statues of the sun gods Re-Horakhte and Amon-Re, as well as a statue of king Ramses II. The statues sit in the company of the Theban god of darkness, Ptah, who remains in the shadows all year. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-11-15 09:22:46
United Arab Emirates (UAE) says that despite its space agency only being three years old, it remains on track to launch a probe to Mars by 2020. The Hope probe would touch down on the red planet by 2021, in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of when seven emirates came together to form the UAE. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow Tuesday, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, Mohammed Al Ahbabi said the first ever Arabic and Islamic space mission was intended to educate and inspire. "We have national objectives to inspire young people and provide confidence in our people, to show it is possible," Al Ahbabi said. "But also to team up with the international science community and gain from a technology transfer." The director general said that despite political difficulties in the region the program remains on time and within budget. Once launched the probe would travel around 40 million miles over nine months before touching down to study the Martian atmosphere and climate. The UAE space agency, which backs the mission, was formed in July 2014 and has secured a reported $5.2 billion in public and private support. Al Ahbabi said the UAE was working with the support of more than 20 space agencies around the world and he predicted that the only three outstanding agencies would come on board next year. "So many people are coming to the UAE to express admiration for what we are trying to do," he said. The Middle East is viewed as a good location for a launch pad as it enjoys mild weather, has open desert spaces and being near the equator, requires less thrust to get missiles into orbit. Al Ahbabi added that the UAE space program would help resurrect a lost Arabic trait of understanding the galaxy. "This region, 600 or 700 years ago was the base of astronomy. Two-thirds of the stars that we can see with our naked eyes have Arabic or Islamic names," he said. "Unfortunately there was decline but now through this big project we want to send a message to the people that it is still possible to study space." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-09 12:37:13
Egyptian pop superstar Amr Diab debuted a new song on Sunday evening after the Egyptian national football team qualified for the World Cup. Egypt has not qualified for the World Cup for 28 years. Diab’s new song titled “Al-Farha Elleila” (The Joy Tonight) was written by poet Khaled Tag Eddin, composed by Amr Mostafa and produced by Nay for Media. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-09-28 11:01:07
Rudimentary life may have existed on Earth 3.95 billion years ago, a time when our infant planet was being bombarded by comets and had hardly any oxygen, researchers revealed Wednesday. A team presented what they say is the oldest-known fossil evidence for life on the Blue Planet -- grains of graphite, a form of carbon, wedged into ancient sedimentary rocks in Labrador, Canada. The previous most ancient life traces were reported in March, from a site in Quebec estimated at between 3.8 billion and 4.3 billion years old, though an author of the new study called that dating process "highly controversial." "This is the oldest evidence," Tsuyoshi Komiya of The University of Tokyo insisted in an email exchange with AFP. "Our samples are also the oldest supracrustal rocks preserved on Earth" -- a type similar to the formation which contained the Quebec samples. Fossil evidence for early organisms is scarce, and rocks that remain from that period are often poorly preserved. A key difficulty for scientists on a quest to find the oldest life on Earth is proving that organic remains were produced by living organisms rather than geological processes. This field of study is aimed not only at pinpointing the start of life on our planet, but also to shed light on the possibility of life having existed -- or still existing -- on other planets such as Mars. For the new study, Komiya and a team studied graphite, a form of carbon used in pencil lead, in rocks at Saglek Block in Labrador, Canada. They measured its isotope composition, the signature of chemical elements, and concluded the graphite was "biogenic" -- meaning it was produced by living organisms. The identity of the organisms, or what they looked like, remains a mystery. "We will analyse other isotopes such as nitrogen, sulphur and iron of the organic matter and accompanied minerals to identify the kinds of organisms," said Komiya of the next step. "In addition, we can estimate the environment" in which the organisms lived by analysing the chemical composition of the rock itself. If the findings are accurate, it means life took hold on Earth just a geological second after its formation some 4.5 billion years ago. Before the Quebec fossils, which were also described in Nature, the oldest traces of life were found in Greenland's ice cap and dated to 3.7 billion years ago. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-09-07 09:31:05
Forbes Middle East has ranked Egyptian singer Amr Diab first on its list of Top 100 Arab Celebrities, with Egyptian actor Adel Emam coming sixth. The rankings are the first such list of its kind by Forbes, and aim to judge the popularity and influence of actors, singers and television personalities from across the region, with a particular eye on their social media reach. Over 40 Egyptian celebrities made the list, among them: actors Ahmed Helmy (11th), Ahmed El Sakka (17th) and Mohamed Sobhy (30th); singers Tamer Hosny (12th), Sherine Abdel Wahab (13th), Mohamed Hamaky (14th), Amal Maher (21st) and Mohamed Mounir (26th); and composer Hassan El Shafei (25th). Also featured are big names like actors Kareem Abdel Aziz, Ghada Abdel Razek, Mohamed Ramadan, Mohamed Henedy, Amr Waked, Asser Yassin, Yosra El Lozy; and singers Angham, Ramy Sabry, and Haim. Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram came second on the list, while Tunisian actress Hend Sabry, a popular face on Egyptian television screens, ranked 27th. According to the Forbes, the list was compiled based on the celebrity’s influence in the digital age and their reach on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube "where celebrities can connect directly with their consumers, and fans can build relationships with their idols that need never switch off." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-08-27 06:45:10
Head of the Egyptian Real Estate Taxation Authority (RTA), Samia Hussein, said Friday that over LE1.3 million has been collected as an amusement tax on concerts held last week on the North Coast of Matrouh. The amusement tax on Amr Diab’s concert was LE778,000, Mohamed Mounir’s concert totaled LE319,400, while Sherine’s concert was LE107,000, and Massar Egbari’s band was LE90,570. Tickets for the concert of Amr Diab at the North Coast last week reached LE200 and LE250, while the prices of tickets for Mounir’s concert were LE200 and LE600 pounds.In statements to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Hussein said that a tax evasion report has been filed against singer Mohamed Hamaki, for eluding tax payments of 263,000 pounds for his concert. Adviser to the head of the Authority, Naji al-Serjani, said that the tax collected under the law is an indirect tax, received from the organizer of the concert who places it on tickets sold to audience members. Serjani added that the officials of the Real Estate Tax Authority inspect the concert location, asses  audience capacity, regardless of seats or standing room, measure the square meters, and then collect the tax before the concert begins. He said that in the case that the estimations are higher, the money is refunded. More»