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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-24 09:43:27
It appears that the sun is greeting King Ramses II after the transportation of his colossus to its permanent place of display in the atrium of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).Today, the sun sent its rays to lighten the face of the king, 11 years after the colossus was removed from Cairo's Ramsis Square and transported to the GEM. More»
Yomna Yasser - 2018-02-10 12:13:53
For the first time, entertainment celebrities including Robert De Niro, who adopted humanitarian projects, will give their addresses during the three-day World Government Summit, scheduled to start in Dubai on Sunday. International leaders and celebrities will lead discussions at the World Government Summit, taking place from February 11-13. Under the rubric 'Shaping Future Governments', the summit will feature Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the guest speaker and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe will give a keynote address. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will address a panel discussion titled 'Economic recovery: A New Opportunity to build a Better World.' Through 130 global speakers in 120 key addresses and interactive sessions, the sixth edition of the summit seeks to create new models of international cooperation by leveraging new technologies to develop governments. This year sees over 4,000 personalities participating from over 140 countries, who will gather to discuss pressing issues facing humanity today and search for innovative solutions that enable governments to adapt to rapid changes. The summit will also review future developments in various fields including space, Artificial Intelligence, science, technology and medicine to ensure a sustainable future for young generations. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-30 09:00:19
Christmas fills the atmosphere with good tidings everywhere and a fruitful tourist season for Egypt's best winter resort, Aswan. "Aswan governorate is experiencing a tourist boom, coinciding with Christmas and New Year celebrations this year. Hotel occupancy rates exceed 80 percent, with a huge turnout of foreigners of all nationalities spending their Christmas holiday in Upper Egypt," said Khairi Mohamed, Chairman of the Sub-Chamber of Tourism Companies in Aswan. Tourism has been picking up recently; Egypt has become a lot cheaper for many international tourists, especially after the country floated its currency last year. According to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), hotel occupancy rates recorded 8.129 million nights in October 2017 and 8.150 million nights in November 2017 compared to 3.315 million nights in November 2016. Meanwhile, occupancy rates in April 2017 increased to 45.2 percent, up from 20 percent in 2016, CAPMAS reported. "This winter’s bookings witnessed an unprecedented boom, contributing to the increase in inflow to Luxor and Aswan. We started to see foreigners buying souvenirs and strolling over the Nile Corniche, after the tourism sector suffered long lean years due to tourism scarcity," Mohamed added in an exclusive statement for Egypt Today Tourism revenues jumped 211.8 percent to $5.3 billion in the first nine months of 2017, compared to $1.7 billion last year. The number of tourists who visited Egypt in this time period jumped 55.3 percent to 5.9 million, with European visitors reaching 3.2 million, an 85-percent increase from the previous year. Hilton Hotels Worldwide announced recently that they aim to increase the number of hotel rooms they manage in Egypt by 40 percent by the end of 2022. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-17 07:08:38
The Antiquities Ministry has begun working on the final touches of the Sohag National Museum building, which is due to be completed within the next few days. “The museum exhibition will be open in February,” said Elham Salah, head of the Museums Sector at the Ministry. All works are in full swing and according to schedule, she added on Saturday. She said that the past period has witnessed many visits to the museum to follow up the progress of the work, and determine the course of the visit as well as the areas of internal and external lighting and the colors of wall paints in accordance with the latest methods of museum display. She pointed out that the museum consists of the basement, which includes a number of artifacts to review the religious thought of the ancient Egyptians and the idea of resurrection and immortality, as well as the pilgrimage in the Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic times. The ground floor of the building includes statues and antiquities of the kings of the first and second dynasties, as well as antiques from archaeological excavations in the governorate. Salah added that some the antiquities in the building were transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Coptic Museum, and the Museum of Islamic Art to tell the history of the governorate since ancient times especially the eras of the first and second dynasties. She said that the exhibitions will reflect on the customs and traditions of Sohag as well as some of the industries that the governorate is famous for, including the textile industry in the city of Akhmim. The idea of establishing the Sohag National Museum began in 1993 and then stopped due to technical issues and resumed work in 2006 and stopped again after the January 25 revolution. In 2015 the project was restarted and resumed in 2016. More»
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 Souq.com 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»