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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-06 13:44:19
The Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) announced a freeze on all activities in Egypt on Sunday 9 November 2014 While the Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), issued a press release on Wednesday announcing a freeze on all of its activities on Sunday 9 November; it will continue working with its coordinators in other Arab countries. The press release stresses that since its foundation in 2004, the Culture Resource had supported the independent cultural sector in countries of the Arab region, through its various programs. Culture Resource will continue to play this role on the regional level, with the aims of supporting young Arab artists/writers and their artistic freedom and helping them present and promote their work within the region. Culture Resource will also continue its work on developing cultural policy, monitoring cultural work environment, providing poor and marginalised communities with outreach access to culture activities and training young cultural managers on how to set up cultural projects where they live. It will also continue to play its role in capacity building of cultural operators, through organising cultural management workshops. The Culture Resource did not provide clear reasons behind this decision, however the announcement comes at a time when a new NGO law is being drafted. Civil groups in Egypt say that a new draft law governing NGOs is unconstitutional – and designed to hamper groups that serve as watchdogs or spark criticism. Many cultural institutions operating as NGOs are expected to be directly affected by the same law. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-06 08:05:49
Singer Miranda Lambert won four Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, and Luke Bryan took home the top honor as entertainer of the year as U.S. politics and the absence of Taylor Swift played supporting roles in the televised ceremony. Lambert, 30, who led all nominees with nine nods, earned her record fifth female vocalist of the year award. "I don't know what to say. I can't believe I'm standing here. I can't believe this is my life," an emotional Lambert said accepting the award she has won five consecutive years. "Damn it! I cry every time." The Texan also won CMA Awards for album of the year for "Platinum," single of the year for the wistful "Automatic" as well as sharing the musical event of the year award with Aussie singer Keith Urban for "We Were Us." Bryan, 38, earned his first CMA on the back of five hits from his 2013 album "Crash My Party." "I have long sought to have one of these in my hands," Bryan told reporters. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-02 09:48:47
The U.S. government has proposed adding four types of freshwater turtles to an international endangered species list, in part to better monitor exports of the species, whose meat is considered a delicacy in Asia. Under the plan the common snapping turtle, Florida softshell turtle, smooth softshell turtle and spiny softshell turtle would be listed under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), a global pact ratified by 180 countries. In a Federal Register posting, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said a CITES listing would allow it to determine whether exports are taking place legally and if other measures are needed to conserve the species. The proposal is open to public comment for 60 days. "Declines have been documented or locally severe declines may be possible in at least some portions of the range of these four native U.S. freshwater turtle species," said the FWS, which is part of the Department of the Interior. The snapping turtle's habitat ranges from Florida and Texas to the Canadian prairies. The turtles, the second largest freshwater turtle native to the United States, can live for more than 100 years in the wild. They tend to mature and breed late and are thus dependent on high adult survivorship, "which makes the species vulnerable to directed anthropogenic activities, such as collecting," the agency wrote in the Federal Register. U.S. turtle, turtle meat and egg exports have been rising since at least 1990. Many of the exports are bound for human consumption and stocking farms in East Asia, especially China. Some 811,717 live common snapping turtles were exported from the United States in 2011, up 24 percent in two years, according to the latest FWS figures. Live Florida softshell turtle and spiny softshell turtle or turtle egg exports also jumped from 2009 to 2011. "Although a significant proportion of these live specimens and meat originated from turtle farms, the level of wild harvest necessary to maintain farm production is unknown," the agency said in its proposal. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-01 09:41:18
A group of suspected looters unearthed a 3,400-year-old underwater temple buried under a house in the Nile Delta. The temple, which was found 40km from Cairo in the town of Badrashin, dates from the time of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, one of Egypt’s greatest warrior kings. Egypt’s antiquities ministry said a team of experts have taken over the excavation, aided by state-owned behemoth the Arab Contractors Company. Seven men, who discovered the temple in groundwater after digging to a depth of nine metres, were briefly detained but released as the area is not recognised as a heritage site. The evacuation was unauthorised and it is unclear why they were searching the area. Seven tablets, several column bases and a statue made of pink granite have been unearthed so far, according to antiquities minister Mahmoud al-Damaty. Archaeologists said inscriptions on the temple walls could unlock new information about Thutmosis III’s kingdom. The ancient Egyptians sometimes referred to their temples as "houses of eternity" or "mansions of millions of years", reflecting the fact that many were made of stone and unlikely to perish. "Modern Egypt is literally stacked on top of old Egypt, so there’s a lot to find," says Nigel Hetherington, a British archaeologist who has worked extensively on the restoration of Egypt’s heritage. The sale of Egyptian antiquities has become big business for auction houses and private dealers around the world, with some. artefacts even selling on eBay. The security vacuum that followed former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow extended to a host of important archaeological sites. Many went unguarded, providing fertile terrain for looters. Satellite photographs show some 10,000 hastily dug looting pits cratering the country’s archaeological sites. In some places, organised gangs have used dynamite and bulldozers to uncover and steal antiquities, often under the protection of heavily armed guards. In September last year, the Egyptian government established a department dedicated to tracking the looted items, following criticism over its record on safeguarding the nation’s history. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-01 07:55:00
Thirty years after its initial Broadway run, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is heading an all-star cast in the latest revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony winning play, "The Real Thing," about love, truth, marriage and infidelity. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, which opened on Thursday, marks the Broadway debut of McGregor, known for his film roles in "The Impossible" and "Moulin Rouge" and his co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal ("White House Down"). The pair play lovers in roles originated on Broadway by Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close in the 1984 production directed by Mike Nichols. Another prize-winning revival was staged on Broadway in 2000 Although USA Today said "Stoppard's 'Real Thing' has real magnetism," the New York Times found the latest revival tinny and lacking in authenticity. "Evidence of real feelings, real chemistry and real life in general is dishearteningly scarce in this interpretation," it added. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-23 09:13:23
Katy Perry has pressed delete on her extravagant plans to celebrate her 30th birthday in Egypt. The superstar singer, who enters a new decade on Oct. 25 while on a three-week break from her smash hit Prismatic World Tour, was prepping to take her entourage to Egypt for a string of parties, tourist stops and even a cruise down the Nile River. But word leaked of her itinerary, forcing Perry and her team to nix the entire Egypt excursion due to “safety reasons,” confirmed a source. No word on where she’ll go instead, but fans eager to see a Cleopatra-esque Perry can still check her out on stage through March 2015. She'll launch the Australia/New Zealand leg of the tour on Nov. 7 continuing through Dec. 20 before taking the tour to Europe on Feb. 16, wrapping up in Stockholm on March 22. In September, Perry's Prismatic World tour reached No. 1 on Billboard's weekly Hot Tours recap thanks to sales of $31 million from the North American leg. According to Billboard, the grosses included shows from a two-month time span from July 15-Sept. 23. Tour aside, Perry's birthday wish has already been granted. Who needs Egypt when you've got Shakey's Pizza, right? More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-14 07:23:27
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year's "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. The 40-year-old follows last year's winner, American actress Scarlett Johansson, to earn the honor chosen by Esquire editors. Cruz, whose last film was director Ridley Scott's 2013 thriller "The Counselor," alongside husband Javier Bardem, will star in the upcoming Spanish-language drama "Ma Ma," and is currently in production on the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "Grimsby." The Madrid-born actress, who won a supporting actress Oscar for her performance as an emotionally volatile artist in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," told the magazine that she is no longer as attracted to dramatic roles as before. "I had an attraction to drama," Cruz said in the magazine's upcoming issue. "Most of us have that, especially if you are an artist - you feel like you are tempted to explore the darkness. I could not be less interested now." Cruz and Bardem, 45, have two young children together. She rose to international prominence in 2001 with roles in Hollywood films "Vanilla Sky," and "Blow." She also frequently collaborates with acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who has called Cruz a muse while the actress told Esquire that the "Talk to Her" director is her "biggest source of inspiration." American actress Mila Kunis, Barbados-born pop star Rihanna and South African actress Charlize Theron have all recently been given the distinction by Esquire. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-01 09:13:53
Al-Ahram celebrated renowned Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal's 91st birthday at the institution's headquarters in downtown Cairo on Tuesday. Heikel took part in the paper's daily editorial meeting, which he had not done for 40 years. A big cake was prepared for the occasion. In attendance was Al-Ahram's CEO, Ahmed El-Sayed El-Naggar, along with editors-in-chief and journalists. At the meeting, Heikal asked Al-Ahram to form a working group in order to develop a vision of Egypt's future, to be applied immediately. Heikal called first for presenting a short-term vision with viable steps for execution and second a long-term vision through working groups that would present not only analyses, but realistic solutions tailored for different circumstances, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic new’s website. Heikal responded to El-Naggar’s confirmation that he preside over the groups by saying that, "there need to be new people who have not been burned by previous experiences, I have previous biases and we need to realise that every person’s biases increase with their experience.” He added that he is “from another time” and that his mission is “not to obstruct the future when it comes." Heikal was Al-Ahram's editor-in-chief and CEO for nearly 17 years under former presidents Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Anwar Sadat. He is renowned for the quality of his analyses and his profound grasp of historic events. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-09-30 10:18:50
Egypt has thought long and hard about what film best represents this country for the Oscars, and this year our official selection is Factory Girl directed by Mohammed Khan. Making its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival last December, Factory Girl opened to rave reviews and garnered a best actress win for the film's lead Yasmin Raeis. The romantic melodrama is set in modern-day Egypt, where a young factory girl, Hiyam, falls so strongly in love with her supervisor that she hopes it can break their class division. Released across the Middle East in April, the film is one of the few local independant films to find success at the box office earning over $250,000 in the region. Last year, Egypt selected Ibrahim el-Batout's Winter of Discontent as its official nomination in the category of foreign films. Sadly the Arab Spring drama starring Amr Waked didn't make the final shortlist. Despite the loss, Egypt had much to celebrate last year as the country received its first ever Oscar nomination for Jehane Noujaim’s The Square. Even with great reviews and global success it still lost out 20 Feet From Stardom, but still remains the closest Egypt has ever come to winning. Hopefully Factory Girl will be able to surpass this mark and give Egyptians something to be proud of this coming February. Final nominations will be announced on January 15th 2015. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-09-25 12:20:21
Renowned television and movie star Khaled Saleh has died following complications from an open heart surgery. The popular actor passed away at the Magdi Yacoub Heart Centre in Aswan following a heart surgery. According to a representative, the star’s funeral will be held on Friday. Born on January 23, 1964 in Cairo, Khaled Saleh graduated from Cairo University’s Faculty of Law before becoming a performance artist at Al-Hanager Theatre and the Cairo Opera House. Mr Saleh commenced acting behind the silver screen in the year 2000 and starred in the internationally acclaimed The Yacoubian Building (2006) and other films such as Heya Fawda ‘This is Chaos’ (2007) and Alrayes Omar Harb (2008). More»