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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»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-08-02 12:30:41
George and Amal Clooney said Monday they would help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school in Lebanon this year, where the United Nations says 200,000 children are not receiving an education after fleeing the war in neighboring Syria. The Clooney Foundation for Justice said it has teamed up with Google and HP Inc to help the U.N. children's agency UNICEF and the Lebanese Ministry of Education open seven so-called "second shift" schools for Syrian refugee children. Lebanon has more than 1 million Syrian refugees, including nearly 500,000 children. It is educating Syrian children in public schools through a "second shift" system of additional afternoon classes exclusively for them. "We don't want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Oscar-winning actor George Clooney and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who gave birth to twins last month. "Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk - the risk of never being a productive part of society," the couple said in a statement. "Formal education can help change that." A $3.25 million donation from the Clooney Foundation for Justice, Google and HP will pay for transportation, school supplies, computers, content, curriculum and teacher training. A spokesman for the Clooneys' foundation, Max Gleischman, said the organization had decided to support education for Syrian refugees through the public school system, instead of investing in private schools operated by SABIS, an international company which has prepared students for college and high school exams. The foundation had announced last year that it would work to enroll thousands of children in SABIS schools. A crackdown by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on pro-democracy protesters in 2011 led to civil war, and Islamic State (IS) militants used the chaos to seize territory in Syria and Iraq. Half of Syria's 22 million people have been uprooted and more than 400,000 killed. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-07-13 09:26:16
Arabic pop singer Amr Diab’s latest album ‘Ma’di Al Nas’ became the most popular hashtag on Twitter less than an hour after the album cover art was publicized on Monday. The Egyptian multi-award-winning singer, dubbed ‘al-Hadaba’ (translated: the unbeatable) by fans, graces the cover of his new album, looking anything but 55. Diab’s previous album ‘Ahla w Ahla’, released in April 2016, featured top hits like ‘Ragea’, ‘Rasmaha’ and ‘Malak Qalby’. The singer won the World Music Award for best-selling Middle Eastern Artist seven times between 1998 and 2014. Additionally, Diab ranked in the top slot on iTunes when his 2013 and 2014 albums launched. Guinness World Records listed Diab as the top Arab award-winning musician and the best-selling Middle Eastern musician since 1989. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-07-08 10:09:44
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina will open its summer festival on Monday, with the 15th annual summer festival set to be the longest ever in the institution's history at seven weeks. The festival, which runs until 26 August, will feature over 60 artistic events, including concerts, plays, dance performances, film screenings, and family-friendly events. The inauguration programme will take place from Monday to Wednesday and will feature a special programme, “Experience China”, which focuses on China, the guest of honour. The celebration will include an exhibition featuring photos of Xinjiang, an exhibition of Xinjiang’s national musical instruments, three film screenings, and a performance of the Xinjiang national dance. Over the coming weeks, the festival’s music programme will feature several independent local bands such as Cairokee, Black Theama, Massar Egbari, Andromeda, and Wust El Balad. Distinguished stars of Egyptian tarab such as Hany Shaker, Ali El-Haggar, and Hanan Mady will also perform, as will Egyptian musicians including Omar Khairat, Fouad and Mounib, Ahmed Rabie, and Hisham Kharma. Young singers participating in this year’s events include Mohamed Mohsen, Dina El-Wedidi, Ali El-Helbawy, and May Abd El-Aziz. The festival will also feature concerts by Moroccan artist Oum, Tareq Al-Nasser from Jordan, Nasser El-Mizdawi from Libya, and Asia Madani from Sudan. The festival will include a concert by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra on 15 July, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui and featuring Mona Wassef on harp and Israa Abdel Aziz on piano, as well as a variety of light classical works with violin soloist and conductor Khaled Sheweikh on 19 July. The orchestra will showcase young musicians conducted by Shadi Abdel Salam on 17 August and on 21 August, a special programme titled Memories 3 will feature Ahmed Harfoush and Dalia Farid in a concert conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-07-03 08:11:43
Thousands of fans hoping to catch the finale of Adele's world tour are missing out after it came to an abrupt end at Wembley Stadium. Wednesday's and Thursday's concerts unexpectedly drew the curtains on an epic global odyssey that has taken her to almost 50 cities in 20 different countries. The "devastated" singer said on Friday night that she had sought medical advice after damaging her vocal cords and could not perform her final two gigs at Wembley on Saturday and Sunday evening. The 29-year-old singer has been on the road since 29 February last year, performing one sold-out gig after another to her adoring legions of fans. There have been plenty of memorable moments along the way- and plenty of bad language too. According to The Sun, her Wembley date earlier this week contained 56 swear words. Here are six classic moments that ensured it wasn't just her vocals that her fans went home remembering.If Adele's fans want to stand up to watch her sing, they can damn well stand up. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-07-02 08:50:36
Egypt's popular band Cairokee will perform songs from their latest album A Drop of White in London. Their concert, which will take place Saturday 1 July at the Barbican Centre as part of the Shubbak Festival, is a double bill with Lebanese songwriter and visual artist Tania Saleh. Cairokee is among several Egyptian performers that are included in the festival's line-up running 1-16 July. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-06-29 09:01:54
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have unveiled 774 new members invited to join the Oscars organization, bringing the total membership closer to 8,500 -ish.  This is a record number, up from last year’s 683, among them the Egyptian writer and director Mohamed Diab. The invitees come from 57 countries, the organization says in unveiling its list, with the list comprising 39% female and 30% people of color, both numbers increasing overall totals in those categories which has been a focus of AMPAS over the past couple of years. AMPAS now boasts overall female membership to 28%  and poc  to 13%, both marking incremental increases year to year on the Academy’s stated journey to doubling those areas by 2020. More»