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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-15 07:27:46
Egypt's Giza pyramids will be illuminated on Saturday night with the colours of the flags of both France and Russia in solidarity with the victims of the Friday Paris attacks and also those who lost their lives in the crash of a Russian passenger airliner over Sinai two weeks ago. The pyramids will light up at 9:30 Cairo Local Time (CLT) and will alternate between the flags of Egypt and France and the flags of Egypt and Russia, state news agency MENA reported. The flags of France (blue, white and red), Russia (white, blue and red) and Egypt (red, white and black) will also be raised around the pyramids. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-11-12 09:41:26
President Vladimir Putin said Russia must "do everything" to eradicate doping, ordering an inquiry into allegations of major drug abuse in athletics days before the country risks being barred from next year's Olympics. Moscow is scrambling to respond to a bombshell World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report released this week that alleged systematic doping in Russian athletics, including by suggesting a foreign specialist could take over its discredited testing laboratory. Athletics' world governing body, the IAAF, has given Russia until Friday to come up with answers to the allegations, and Putin met sports chiefs in Sochi, the Black Sea home of the 2014 Winter Olympics, ahead of the deadline. The stakes could not be higher for Russia, which risks being excluded from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio over damning allegations of corruption and "state-sponsored" doping. "We must do everything in Russia to rid ourselves of this problem," Putin said in footage shown on Russian television of the meeting -- ironically called to discuss the country's preparations for Rio 2016. "We must carry out our own internal inquiry," he said, telling sports officials to show "the most open and professional cooperation with international anti-doping authorities". "This problem does not exist only in Russia, but if our foreign colleagues have questions, we must answer them," he said. It is the first time Putin, himself an avid sportsman, has commented publicly on the charges levelled by an independent commission chaired by WADA's Dick Pound, which have rocked the flagship Olympics sport. Putin echoed a plea by Russia's Olympic Committee not to sacrifice the dreams of clean competitors, saying there should not be collective punishment. "If someone breaks the rules on doping, the responsibility should be individual," the Kremlin leader said. "Athletes who have never touched doping should not pay for those who have transgressed." 'Defiling Russia's image' As the doping storm has developed during the week, Russian officials have given conflicting responses. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on Wednesday lashed out at the claims, saying they were an attempt to "defile the image" of the country and arguing that excluding Russia from the Olympics would be to get rid of a "major competitor". But Mikhail Butov, the Russian athletics federation's secretary general and one of the 27 council members of the IAAF who will meet on Friday, conceded that doping was an issue. "We are conscious of the problem that we've got. We've got a problem with doping," he admitted to the BBC. Russia, accused by WADA of "sabotaging" the last Olympic Games, finished fourth in the medals table at London 2012. The furore comes after Grigory Rodchenkov, the disgraced director of Moscow's suspended anti-doping laboratory who according to WADA deliberately destroyed almost 1,500 samples, resigned his post. His laboratory has being stripped of its accreditation, prompting swimming's governing body FINA to announce it had moved all the samples taken at this year's world championships in Russia to a WADA-approved lab in Barcelona. 'Sad and shocking' The crisis engulfing athletics comes hot on the heels of a massive corruption scandal at world football's top body FIFA and as cycling is still recovering from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. On Wednesday shamed former IAAF president Lamine Diack, 82, who is facing corruption charges, resigned from his position on the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Olympic chief Thomas Bach, in his first reaction to WADA's findings, said the report was "sad and shocking", pointing to allegations that some officials demanded vast sums of money to hush up positive dope tests. "I would never have imagined that in an international federation, money would be solicited from athletes to manipulate results," said the International Olympic Committee president. Fears are growing that the scandal could widen to include other countries and other sports, as WADA suggested in its report. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-31 10:45:52
Adele's Hello has become the biggest-selling number one song in three years. The singer made a much-trumpeted return to the limelight last week when she released the first track from her forthcoming album, 25. Hello had combined sales of 330,000, the biggest opening week since X Factor winner James Arthur's Impossible in 2012, which sold 490,000 copies. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-24 08:01:37
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, 78, has visited the Pyramids of Giza with Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou where he promoted the #ThisIsEgypt tourism campaign and continued filming his new National Geographic documentary ‘The Story of God’. #ThisIsEgypt is a social media campaign aimed at showing the ‘real image’ of Egypt and dispersing perceptions of the country as unsafe. Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism said that it hopes Freeman’s visit, coupled with the hashtag and other campaigns, will boost cultural tourism to Egypt. Earlier this week, Freeman had arrived in Egypt to ‘immerse himself in Egyptian culture’ and explore the religious identities of modern and ancient Egypt. Freeman also visited the historic Khan El-Khalili market, Tahrir Square and other areas of downtown Cairo. Outside of Cairo, Freeman’s trip included a Nile cruise and a visit to Luxor, the world’s largest open air museum. Hisham Zaazou, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism, said that visits by celebrities such as Freeman promote Egypt as a tourist destination and helps alter the image of Egypt as unsafe. ‘Story of God’ is a documentary that follows the 78-year-old actor as he immerses himself in different religions and traditions from across the world. Freeman left Cairo for Jerusalem to film his next segment. Egypt has faced a decline in the number of tourists visiting the country since the January 25 revolution in 2011. The tourism industry in Egypt employs millions of Egyptians and is an integral source of income for Egypt’s economy, accounting for 11.3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-22 08:31:52
Egypt’s Censorship Authority contacted the country’s National Security Agency asking to clarify the legal status of the Story of God crew’s presence in Cairo. The film is produced by National Geographic Channel with renowned American actor Morgan Freeman as its executive producer and host. “If the film was focused on a social topic, it would have probably been a different matter, but the film is related to our national security,” Abdel Sattar Fathy, head of Egypt’s Censorship Authority, told Al-Ahram Arabic. Fathy asserted that he asked the Egypt’s National Security Agency whether the film’s crew advised about their trip and film plans, prior to their arrival. Fathy is yet to receive a reply. "The problem isn’t with Freeman, but rather that service agencies [facilitating filming in Cairo] should have applied for a filming permit, especially given that the film includes content related to Egypt’s image, and also given that the film will be translated into 42 languages, and screened in a number of foreign countries,” Fathy explained. "But unfortunately, they [service agencies] did not address the Censorship Authority regarding this matter, which they should have done according to the Egyptian law." "Even if the State Information Service had an idea regarding the visit, it is the Censorship Authority’s role to issue filming permits." "While the State Information Service must give its consent to the film crew’s presence in Cairo, our role is to issue a permit for the film to be shot in Egypt. "We were informed that the actor filmed in El-Moez Street, that he visited El-Hussein area, in addition to a [scheduled] Luxor trip," Fathy continued pointing to the fact that many details related to the shooting remain to be verified. As for critique directed to the Censorship Authority regarding its stance on the matter, Fathy explained that “the issue is not related to Freeman per se, for he is an actor loved by many. But rather relates to a country’s image, which [the protection of] is amongst my responsibilities, and that the issue should not spur a debate.” However according to head of the State Information Service, Salah El-Din Abd El-Sadek, everything has been cleared by the film’s crew. Abd El-Sadek told Al-Watan, one of Egypt’s daily papers that “National Geographic Channel [the film’s production company] has indeed applied for a permit and has received it about four months ago.” El-Sadek also stressed on the fact that the State Information Service is the sole body in Egypt tasked with issuing permits for documentary films, while Egypt’s Censorship Authority is responsible for issuing permits to fiction films. The 78-year old Freeman actor arrived in Cairo from Turkey on Sunday. Last June, National Geographic Channel announced that Freeman would host and be the executive producer of The Story of God that explores religions and religious rituals. The documentary will be released in 2016. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-21 08:39:28
The Texas boy arrested for bringing to school a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb is moving to Qatar, his family said on Tuesday, a few hours after he was at the White House for an astronomy night hosted by President Barack Obama. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, a bespectacled ninth-grader who became an Internet sensation for an arrest that supporters said was influenced by bias against his Muslim religion, has accepted an offer from the Qatar Foundation to study at its Young Innovators Program. "This means, that we, as a family, will relocate to Qatar where Ahmed will receive a full scholarship for secondary and undergraduate education," his family said in a statement. The teenager, who dabbles in robotics and had attended a Dallas-area high school, has basked in celebrity status since his arrest in September. The family has been traveling the globe to meet dignitaries. Sudanese state radio reported that his father took him to meet Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The Sudanese leader is accused by the International Criminal Court of masterminding genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes during Sudan's Darfur conflict. After Mohamed was seen in a NASA T-shirt in handcuffs, the Twitter hashtag #IStandWithAhmed trended globally and was cited in praise from Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who said: "Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest.” No charges were filed and police in the Dallas suburb of Irving said in September they were reviewing their actions in the case.. At the White House on Monday night, Obama briefly met Mohamed as he shook hands with students at the event, giving the student a hug. At the time of the arrest, Obama's Twitter feed had a message of support for Mohammed, which read: "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great." "It was amazing, and a honor meeting President Obama," Mohamed said on Twitter after meeting Obama. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-20 09:03:27
American actor Morgan Freeman arrived in Cairo on Sunday for a five-day visit to Egypt to shoot scenes for the upcoming National Geographic series “The Story of God,” which he is hosting. The famous actor arrived in a private jet to Terminal 4 at Cairo International airport along with his filming crew that reportedly had about half a ton of filming equipment for shooting the series. Freeman, who was spotted walking in several places in Cairo on Monday, is scheduled to visit important historic landmarks in Cairo such as the Pyramids of Giza, as well as significant heritage sites in Luxor. Egypt was not the first or last stop in the Middle East for Freeman however, as he had just landed from Turkey where he also shot scenes for the series in a heritage site in the Central Anatolian province of Konya. The actor is also reportedly heading to Israel on Oct. 23. The actor is exploring different religions all over the world for “The Story of God”, a documentary on the ideas of religion and deities, their origins and evolvement. And what better place to explore the idea of religion than the Middle East, the birthplace of the world’s most populous faiths? The series is exploring these ideas through Freeman, who will reflect on God, provide his own personal opinions on religion and become the subject of scientific experiments that will study the relationship between neuroscience and cosmology in the “traditional domain of religion.” “The story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world,” Freeman said back in June when National Geographic Channel announced that he would be hosting the series. “For me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey.” The series will air in 2016 on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Mundo both in the United States and in 171 other countries in 45 languages. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-06 14:55:34
A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto the fundamental nature of the universe. Neutrinos are the second most bountiful particles after photons, which carry light, with trillions of them streaming through our bodies every second, but their true nature has been poorly understood. Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald's breakthrough was the discovery of a phenomenon called neutrino oscillation that has upended scientific thinking and promises to change understanding about the history and future fate of the cosmos. “It is a discovery that will change the books in physics, so it is really major discovery,” Barbro Asman, a Nobel committee member and professor of physics at Stockholm University, told Reuters. In awarding the prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the finding had "changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe". For many years, the central enigma with neutrinos was that up to two-thirds fewer of them were detected on Earth than expected, based on how many should be flooding through the cosmos from our Sun and other stars or left over from the Big Bang. Around the turn of the millennium, Kajita and McDonald, using different experiments, managed to explain this by showing that neutrinos actually changed identities, or "flavors", and therefore must have some mass, however small. McDonald told a news conference in Stockholm by telephone that this not only gave scientists a more complete understanding of the world at a fundamental level but could also shed light on the science behind fusion power, which causes stars to shine and could one day be tapped as a source of electricity on Earth. "Yes, there certainly was a Eureka moment in this experiment when we were able to see that neutrinos appeared to change from one type to the other in traveling from the Sun to the Earth," he said. NEW PHYSICS McDonald is professor emeritus at Queen’s University in Canada, while Kajita is director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research at the University of Tokyo. “When I took the phone call and heard that they’d decided on the prize, it was a huge honor. I’m still so shocked I don’t really know what to say,” a grinning Kajita told a packed news conference in Tokyo. Kajita said his work was important because it showed there must be a new kind of physics beyond the so-called Standard Model of fundamental particles, which requires neutrinos to be massless. The final piece of the Standard Model was slotted into place in 2012, with the detection of the Higgs boson particle at CERN's Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva. But it is now clear that the model does not provide a complete picture of how the fundamental constituents of the universe function. While McDonald and Kajita have cracked a key part of the puzzle, other questions remain, including the exact masses of neutrinos and whether different types exist beyond the electron-neutrinos, muon-neutrinos and tau-neutrinos identified so far. Michael Turner, director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, who knows both laureates, said, "neutrinos attract a special kind of person". Unlike scientists who work on high-energy particle physics in massive particle accelerators that produce trillions of events, neutrino scientists search for elusive particles with detectors deep in the ground, away from interference from cosmic and other radiation. The 8 million Swedish crown ($962,000) physics prize is the second of this year's Nobels. Previous winners of the physics prize have included Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Marie Curie. The prizes were first awarded in 1901 to honor achievements in science, literature and peace in accordance with the will of dynamite inventor and business tycoon Alfred Nobel. The prize for medicine was awarded on Monday to three scientists for their work in developing drugs to fight parasitic diseases including malaria and elephantiasis. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-10-06 12:26:11
Egypt’s National Theatre celebrated after takings from its production of Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights) surpassed LE1 million since opening in August. Attending the celebration were head of the Theatre Art House Fattouh Ahmed, the play crew and an array of artists and critics. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-09-29 08:27:50
The daughter of the late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker is to sue carmaker Porsche over the crash in which he died, US reports say. Walker was a passenger in a Porsche a friend was driving when it hit a pole and burst into flames in November 2013. US media report that a wrongful death case has now been filed by Walker's daughter Meadow, who is 16, alleging the carmaker took safety shortcuts. Porsche has not yet publicly responded to the claims. After a four-month investigation, police said the Porsche Carrera GT, driven by Walker's friend Roger Rodas, was travelling at 94mph (151kph) in a 45mph zone when it hit a lamp post. The lawsuit contends that the car was travelling much slower when it went out of control, according to TMZ. The website, quoting legal documents, says his seatbelt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis," and trapping him when the vehicle caught fire. According to the Los Angeles Times, the document claims the car lacked "features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash". Meadow Walker has not commented. Mr Rodas' widow filed a similar case last year, but Porsche said the crash was his fault, rather than down to design flaws. More»