A leaking gas cylinder explosion left seven workers at a cafeteria in a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh injuredCAIRO, Nov 11 (MENA) - A leaking gas cylinder explosion left seven workers at a cafeteria in a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh injured.Firefighters rushed to the site and put out the blaze that occurred at the staff-only cafeteria in the hotel.Investigations into the incident have been opened.
November 12, 2019 10:43 UTC
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter takes questions from the media during a news conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia August 20, 2015. REUTERS/John AmisWASHINGTON, Nov 12 (MENA) - Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted Monday night to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta ahead of a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center announced in a statement posted to Twitter.The pressure was caused by bleeding from his recent falls, the center said. Carter, 95, will undergo the procedure Tuesday morning. "President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him," the center said in its statement.News of Carter's procedure comes after the former president was hospitalized twice last month for two falls in his house in Plains, Georgia.Carter required 14 stitches above his brow after his first fall, where he hit his forehead "on a sharp edge," and later received treatment for a minor pelvic fracture after his second fall.He previously survived brain and liver cancer.Carter celebrated his 95th birthday on October 1, becoming the oldest living former US president -- a title once held by George H.W. Bush, who died in late 2018 at age 94.Despite his age and health complications, Carter hasn't eased off his volunteerism.
November 12, 2019 10:38 UTC
“Zizi, the rhino, arrived at Giza Zoo on October 22, 1983. White rhinos usually live to about 35 - 50 years of age - the Giza Zoo's FacebookCAIRO - 12 November 2019: The Ministry of Agriculture's Central Department of Zoos and Wildlife Conservation announced importing an elephant and four sea lions, including two for Giza Zoo and two for Alexandria Zoo from China, in cooperation with the Zimbabwean Embassy in Cairo.According to a statement issued by the Agriculture Ministry on Nov.11,a South African zoo will receive three giraffes and two zebras in exchange for sending a hippopotamus and an Ethiopian monkey in light of the deficit in some wildlife species.Giza Zoo Head Mohamed Rajaei stressed that the importation process will take place in accordance with the requirements of the General Authority for Veterinary Services and the international requirements of the Animal Health Organization.Giza Zoo has recently received two Red Kangaroos coming from Slovakia. The zoohas never hosted Kangaroos since its establishment in 1891. However, the zoo is now rendered without elephants after the death of Naema the Elephant due to a blood clot in its heart, according to Director of Giza Zoo Maha Saber.A periodic vaccination campaign was launched by Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture and General Authority for Veterinary Services to protect animals from common diseases such as Ovine rinderpest, which is contagious and common among goats and sheep.The Giza Zoo head said that these kinds of campaigns usually take place during the Zoo weekly off day, with the participation of workers and veterinarians.Giza Zoo is Egypt's most famous and historic zoo; it is also considered the biggest animal park in the Middle East.It was opened for the public in 1891 during the rule of Khedive Tawfiq. Many kinds of rare and endangered animals and birds live in the park
November 12, 2019 10:16 UTC
Egyptian security forces - press photoCAIRO, Nov 12 (MENA) - The Interior Ministry issued a decision declaring two people of Turkish nationality persona non grata.Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfiq ordered that they leave the country for reasons related to the protection of public interest.The decision was published in the official gazette on Tuesday.
November 12, 2019 09:46 UTC
Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit attends the Arab Foreign Ministers extraordinary meeting to discuss the Syrian crisis in Cairo, Egypt December 19, 2016/REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El GhanyCAIRO, Nov 12 (MENA) - Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit will take part in the closing session of the 18th conference of Arab businessmen and investors in the Bahraini capital Manama.He will also participate in the 3rd session of the world forum of business owners and investment during his Bahrain visit.The events are aimed at enhancing investment and boosting innovation in light of the digital revolution in the Arab world.The participants will discuss challenges emerging from the fourth industrial revolution and its effect on the private and public sectors in the Arab countries, said an official source with the AL.
November 12, 2019 09:35 UTC
Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) Mohamed Farid during the Egypt’s Economic Summit that kicked off Tuesday -Cairo -12 November 2019: Egypt turned from focusing on macroeconomic reform to concentrating on reforming separate sectors, Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) Mohamed Farid said Tuesday.Farid added during Egypt’s Economic Summit that Economic reform is a method and not a goal, FaridFarid affirmed that decreasing poverty rates is a priority to allow citizens buy and increase the consumption rates.“Growth rates depend on main axes of net exports, consumption growth and net investment growth through private and public sectors,” Farid stated.Moreover, Farid clarified that financial market is a main contributor and supporter of economic growth.He further referred to listing a bond if Urban communities Authorities on EGX lately.EGX conducted several amendents recently, including simplifying procedures and allowing funding for corporates, FaridNet foreign investment “net purchases” jumped to LE 21 billion in securities after November 2016, up from around LE 1-1.5 billion, Farid said.Farid also noted that foreign investors were net buyers at LE 38 billion in bonds after November 2016, compared to LE 2-3 billion then.This came during the opening session of Egypt Economic Summit held Tuesday, Nov. 12, under the auspices of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.The summit tackled Egypt’s vision post the economic reform program, including panels related to sectors of banking and finance, Information and Communication Technology (ICT),Industry, Investment, and real estate.The opening session was inaugurated by Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar, with the participation of Chairman if Federation of Egyptian Banks, and Chairman of CIB, President of Arab Investment Union and the Egyptian and the European Business Council Mohamed Abou El Enron, and Guest of Honor Hani Sarie-El din.Guest of Honor, Hanoi Sarie El-Din opened the speeches of the conference,addressing a speech on how to draw up a roadmap to achieve sustainable growth rates to complement the economic recovery and how to exploit the gains of the economic reform program and achieve a qualitative shift at the level of various economic sectors.The opening session discusses how the sustainable development strategy (SDS) represents a roadmap for maximizing competitive advantage to achieve the dreams and aspirations of Egyptians in a dignified and decent life.
November 12, 2019 09:22 UTC
Tamer Ashour - The concert's poster uploaded by Turki al-Sheikh on Facebookتركي آل الشيخ - Turki Al Alshikh تركي آل الشيخ - Turki Al Alshikh. 6,412,742 likes · 831,885 talking about this. مستشار بالديوان الملكي، رئيس مجلس إدارة الهيئة العامة للترفيه.CAIRO - 11 November 2019: Singer Tamer Ashour will perform the "Layali el-Mahrousa" (Mahrousa Nights) concert on Wednesday (November 13th) as part of the Riyadh season.The Riyadh Season, the largest entertainment event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, continues to witness many artistic, cultural and entertainment events.
November 11, 2019 12:56 UTC
A hand typing on a keyboard – Pixabay/fancycrave1CAIRO – 11 November 2019: Senior Parliament Member Ahmed Badawi said the Ministry of Communication has finished preparing the executive list of Law No. 175 of 2018 on combating cybercrime, paving the way for the prime minister office to release it.In an interview with Egypt Today, Badawi, head of the communications committee, said the law will be issued during the coming period as its executive list is expected to be released within days.Badawi said that the law combating computer-oriented crimes is one of the most important legislations that would also help deal with anti-state rumors circulated on social media and some websites.The law decisively combats all forms of cybercrimes, whether identity theft or violating personal data or attacking private or state-owned websites, Badawi said, adding that it would also counter circulating fake photos of girls on social media, and the dissemination of false news that target national security.Among the crimes that the law will deal with are Internet fraud and cyber extortion, Badawi said. He noted that the law will impose penalties of up to imprisonment and fine.In May last year, the Parliament initialed a cybercrime bill aiming at combating the illegal use of computers and information networks.The Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes Law defines commonly used concepts such as “websites, traffic data, digital directory, personal statements and national security”.On August 18, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ratified the anti-cybrecrime law allowing authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that "constitute a threat" to the state or publish fake news as well as jail or fine those who run them.The law imposes jail terms of up to five years and fines ranging between LE 10,000 and LE 20 million.According to the law, people whose social media accounts have more than 5,000 followers could be placed under supervision.The law authorizes authorities to suspend or block any personal account which "publishes or broadcasts fake news or anything (information) inciting violating the law, violence or hatred".The danger of fake news nowadays lies in their ability to spread rapidly over the internet through social media platforms and websites of high traffic.
November 11, 2019 12:46 UTC
First electric bus in Alexandria- Press photoCAIRO - 11 November 2019: The Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) announced on Monday launching the smart electric bus system, where e-payment will be possible through a coalition including AOI, Wanxiang, United Investment Group, Mwasalat Misr S.A.E., and other companies operating in the sector of smart solutions.The launching ceremony was attended by Minister of Military Production Mohamed al-Assar, Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy, Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad, Minister of Industry and Trade Amr Nassar, Minister of Transportation Kamel al-Wazir, and Minister of Public Business Sector Hesham Tawfik, in addition to AOI Chairman Abdel Moneim al-Taras, the Chinese ambassador to Egypt and governors of Cairo, South Sinai, Red Sea, and Port Said.In February, Alexandria started the pilot operation of the first electric bus. In July, Minister Assar and Minister Shaarawy met with officials from China's Foton Motor to discuss a venture to jointly manufacture electric buses.Foton officials reviewed potentials of the buses that should be manufactured in Egypt based on a signed contract. Foton Motor is currently exporting electric buses to Egypt, taking into consideration the factors of operation and environment.The National Authority for Military Production previously signed an MoU with SSE and Marathon International Limited to build a factory that manufactures electric vehicle charging stations, and recycles batteries.The CEO of SSE expressed desire in cooperating with the Ministry of Military Production’s affiliate companies for its qualified labor and advanced production lines, saying his company would share the latest technology in the sector with the ministry with the aim of exporting to African and Arab markets.
November 11, 2019 12:46 UTC
CorruptionCAIRO, Nov 11 (MENA) - The third meeting of the committee of Arab governmental experts, which is an offshoot of the first conference of member states of the Arab Convention Against Corruption, kicked off on Monday.The meeting is held under the chairmanship of Morocco and in the presence of Director of Technical Secretariat of Arab Justice Ministers Cabinet Minister Plenipotentiary Yasser Abdel Moniem.The convention's member states are Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, the UAE, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Morocco and Qatar.The meeting falls within the framework of implementing the recommendations of the convention's second conference which was held recently at the Arab League premises.The committee will follow up the progress realized so far in implementing the recommendations issued during the second conference and refer its recommendation to the convention's third conference.The Arab convention was approved by Arab ministers of interior and justice in 2010 to promote Arab cooperation in the face of corruption. It was put into effect in June 2013.
November 11, 2019 12:32 UTC
AL Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit in Arab foreign ministers meeting 27 July 2017 - screen shot from live streamCAIRO, Nov 11 (MENA) - Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit voiced hope that political leaderships in Iraq would manage to work out an exit from the current mayhem caused by violent anti-government protests, expressing sorrow at the fall of victims among protesters.In a statement released on Monday, a reliable source at the Arab League General Secretariat said Abul Gheit voiced his understanding of the state's willingness to control the security situation and prevent chaos.Meanwhile, the Arab League chief voiced worry over the continuing violence, noting that more disturbances would increase foreign pressures and further complicate the situation.The source made it clear that a consensus among protesters and political leaderships under the umbrella of the Arab League is the only way out of the current stalemate.The source renewed the affirmation of the Arab League on standing by Iraq is such a critical phase, voicing hope over Iraq's ability to maintain its stability and strength very soon.
November 11, 2019 12:28 UTC
Huawei also won two awards in 2017 (Best Mid-Market Phone, One to Watch) and one in 2016 (Best Camera Phone). "We are honoured to once again be recognised by consumers and the tech experts at TechRadar, and we’re pleased to receive two awards for HUAWEI P Series devices. The HUAWEI P9 was voted the best camera phone in 2016, and the HUAWEI P20 secured the trophy in 2018.Huawei launched the New P30 Pro in September2019, continuing the HUAWEI P series’ aesthetic design and innovative photography technology, the New P30 Pro boasts fashionable enhancements in colour design and improved photographic and video editing functions.The HUAWEI P30 series has remained a consumer favourite, with sales exceeding 17 million units. It has been loved and praised by many authoritative organisations around the world including the European Image and Sound Association (EISA). HUAWEI P30 Pro was named the “EISA Best Smartphone 2019-2020” by the Association, the second year in a row that Huawei has won this category.
November 11, 2019 12:03 UTC
Classrooms in countries around the world - Business InsiderCAIRO - 11 November 2019: Sheikh Ali Tayfour, undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf in Sohag, said on Sunday that the ministry aims to open in November more than 1,000 literacy classes in mosques to teach reading and writing.This comes within the framework of the joint cooperation between Sohag Endowments Directorate and Sohag Literacy and Adult Education Authority to activate the protocol signed between them.Tayfour told Egypt Today that the imams will teach the illiterate to read and write in mosques.He pointed out that Awqaf Ministry inaugurated 1600 classes in April 2018, adding that the ministry does not spare anyeffort toservethe society and work on the elimination of phenomena that hinder its advancement.In June 2018, Egypt’s Ministry Of Local Development announced targeting the elimination of illiteracy in Egypt, along with raising Egyptians' capabilities in the next three years. The ministry affirmed working toward achieving the zero percent of illiteracy goal in Egypt.In 2014, Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization (CAPMAS) and Statistics announced that over a quarter of the Egyptian population is illiterate; 18.5 percent of males and 33.6 percent of females cannot read or write.According to the World’s Women 2015 report, published every five years, 781 million adults over the age of 15 are illiterate; more than 496 million of them (two thirds) are women. In Egypt alone, women and girls constitute 10,469,330 of the illiterate population, compared to 7,596,425 males.A more recent study by CAPMAS published in 2017 places illiteracy at 20.1 percent in Egypt, or 14.3 million individuals, with women forming 9.1 million of the total number. Women constitute almost 64 percent of the total number of Egyptians above the age 9 who can’t read or write.According to Egypt’s 2030 vision published by the Ministry of Planning, illiteracy is expected to fall to the minimum percent in the coming years.
November 11, 2019 11:46 UTC
Homemade-beauty-solutionsskincare-recipes-for-oily-skin | FlickrCAIRO - 10 November 2019: Oily skin needs daily care to maintain its freshness and vitality, and avoid acne and other skin problems. This is achievedthrough some natural recipes, according to healthline website.Wash the face twice a day while avoiding the use of inappropriate soap or regular cleansers, preferably glycerin soap.Honey treats the skin effectively because it contains antibacterial properties that help to treat acne; it is recommended to moisturize the skin with honey by applying it for 10 minutes to dry skin and then rinse with warm water.It is preferable to use cosmetic clay, which helps absorb skin oil and treats many skin diseases.French green clayis a common treatment for oily skin and acne.When preparing a mud mask, it is recommended to add rose water to a teaspoon of mud and then apply the mixture on your face and let it dry. Remove the clay with warm water and allow the skin to dry.Oats help soothe the skin and exfoliate dead skin.It is recommended to use oatmeal and combine it with yogurt, honey, or mashed fruit such as bananas, apples or papaya.Massage the face for three minutes,rinse the face with warm water and leave to dry.
November 11, 2019 11:33 UTC
FILE - CBECAIRO – 11 November 2019: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, issued LE 4 billion in treasury bonds on Monday, Nov. 11.The T-bonds were offered in two installments, with the first valued at LE 2.25 billion with a three-year term and the second worth LE 1.75 billion with a seven-year term.For the current fiscal year, the budget deficit is estimated to record LE 445.1 billion, or 7.2 percent, planned by the ministry to be financed through treasury bills and bonds and through international and Arab loans.Earlier in September, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) cut the overnight deposit rate, the overnight lending rate, and the rate of the main operation by 100 basis points.The overnight deposit rate, the overnight lending rate, and the rate of the main operation are cut to be at 13.25 percent, 14.25 percent, and 13.75 percent, higher than economists’ expectations.A number of economists said the appeal of foreigners to Egyptian debt instruments would continue even after interest rates were cut.Experts predict that interest rates on debt instruments will continue to fall due to falling interest rates, especially as they recorded a decline in their latest offer.The Ministry of Finance aims to reduce the government debt to GDP ratio to 82.5 percent by the end of June 2020 and to 77.5 percent by the end of June 2022.
November 11, 2019 11:24 UTC