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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»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-09-12 08:52:55
George Clooney urged Canada's prime minister on Friday to put pressure on Egypt's government to free jailed Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy from prison. Clooney's wife, Amal, is Fahmy's lawyer. The actor made the remarks about Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the red carpet of the Toronto International Film Festival. Fahmy, a Canadian, and two other journalists were sentenced to three years in prison this month in a case criticized by press freedom advocates and others. The case against Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed embroiled the journalists in the political turbulence engulfing Egypt since the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-09-12 08:11:30
Queen Elizabeth II has officially marked 63 years and 217 days of rule, breaking the record as the longest-serving British monarch on Wednesday. During her reign, more than 12 UK Prime Ministers have served, along with 12 American presidents and seven popes. She has also lived through 155 Arab kings and presidents. According to, her reign has witnessed seven Saudi kings, (King Salman, King Abdul-Aziz, King Saud, King Faisal, King Khalid, King Fahd and King Abdullah), five Kuwaiti princes (Sheikh Abdullah al-Salem al-Sabah, Sheikh Sabah al-Salem, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad, Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah and current Prince Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad. She has also witnessed two Emirati rulers (Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his son Sheikh Khalifa) and two Sultans in Oman (Said bin Taymour and Qaboos bin Said). More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-09-01 09:42:10
Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer announced she is pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December. Not that it's going to slow her down much. "Since this is a unique time in Yahoo's transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout," Mayer wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. Mayer's pregnancy comes at a critical time for Yahoo, which is preparing to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and considers the future of its holding in Yahoo Japan Corp. Mayer, 40, was pregnant when she joined Yahoo as CEO in July 2012 and she gave birth to a baby boy in September that year. She worked from home after the birth and came back to the office just two weeks later. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-30 08:42:07
To satisfy the fascination Sean has with Ancient Egypt, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty offered the seven-year-old boy and his parents a year-long free admission pass to enter all archaeological sites and museums around Egypt. Sean's mother said that her son's love of Egypt began when he red a book on Ancient Egypt when he was six years old. He continued to seek more information, borrowing all the books on the subject available in his school library. She added that Sean received gifts from the Egyptian Tourist Authority in New York, along with an invitation to attend the premiere lecture of renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawaas on 26 October in New York City. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-25 12:07:43
Rather than wait for China to open its doors to Hollywood, Warner Bros. is making a big play to take up residency in China soon. The Time Warner Inc.-owned studio TWX, -3.98% is in talks with China Media Capital, a state-backed investment fund focused on the entertainment industry, to form a joint venture that would produce local-language films, people with knowledge of the potential partnership said. The expected pact is a show of faith that the world’s fastest-growing major film market will continue to devour motion pictures, even as Wall Street sweats about growth prospects for the overall Chinese economy. Hollywood studios have worked with partners in China to produce movies there in the past, usually on a one-off basis. The Warner deal, which is intended to make numerous films annually, appears to be the largest and most expansive of its kind. It wasn’t immediately clear how many movies the joint venture would produce or how much money each partner would invest. It’s also possible that the recent financial turmoil in the country could make closing the deal more challenging. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-23 08:40:40
An artificially inseminated giant panda took U.S. zoo officials by surprise on Saturday when she gave birth to twins - more than four hours apart. Mei Xiang, a star tourist draw in Washington's National Zoo, gave birth to her first cub at 5.34 p.m. after her water broke about an hour beforehand, zoo officials said. “All of us are thrilled that Mei Xiang has given birth," said zoo director Dennis Kelly in a statement before the second cub had arrived. "The cub is vulnerable at this tiny size but we know Mei is an excellent mother." Kelly told a news conference zoo officials were being cautious and "keeping their fingers crossed" after the zoo lost a six-day-old cub in 2012. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-22 14:44:42
These one-percenters really made the most of their youth. A roll call of billionaires under 35 complied by Wealth-X is dominated by male "technopreneurs" and features more than one college dropout. A familiar face takes the top spot: Facebook's (FB, Tech30) Mark Zuckerberg, whose $41.6 billion net worth far outstrips the rest on the list. The social networking site helped create massive fortunes for two others in the top five, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin. The pair, worth $9.3 billion and $5.3 billion respectively, co-founded Facebook with Zuckerberg, before pursuing other tech ventures. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-20 09:15:33
An Egyptologist who believes Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings has been invited to Cairo to defend his theory, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday. The theory by British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, while gaining a lot of attention online in recent weeks, has yet to be reviewed by peers. However, it could offer a compelling new theory into a turbulent period of ancient Egyptian history that fascinates both experts and hobbyists around the world. The ministry said Reeves will have the opportunity to discuss his theory with Egyptian experts in September. A joint expedition to Luxor, where the King Tut's tomb is located, could be on the agenda, the ministry said. Reeves did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Reeves argues that Tut, who died at the age of 19, may have been rushed into an outer chamber of what was originally the tomb of Nefertiti, which has never been found. He claims high-resolution images of King Tut's tomb include lines underneath plastered surfaces of painted walls, showing there could be two unexplored doorways, one of which leading potentially to Nefertiti's tomb. He also argues that the design of King Tut's tomb suggests it was built for a queen, rather than a king. Aidan Dodson, an Egyptologist at the University of Bristol, is skeptical of parts of Reeves' theory. "The possibility that there are hidden chambers behind those walls is a reasonable suggestion, but it's the jump to Nefertiti (being) behind the door that I would find somehow problematic," Dodson said. "There's absolutely no example of anyone ever doing that to a tomb." John Darnell, a professor of Egyptology at Yale University, also said it would be "nicely surprising" if Nefertiti's tomb lay in a hidden passage behind Tut's tomb. British archeologist Howard Carter discovered Tut's tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 and was "meticulous" in documenting what he found, Darnell said. "I would be very surprised if Carter missed an additional chamber, but again, you always have to question what you think you know; and it's a very intriguing possibility," Darnell said, adding that he supported Reeves' research efforts. Already, there's a mummy at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo that has strong DNA evidence of being Tut's mother. DNA testing also has provided strong evidence suggesting that Tut's father likely was the Pharaoh Akhenaten, the first pharaoh to try switching Egypt to monotheism. The testing also brought a new discovery: that Tut's mother was Akhenaten's sister. Still, some archaeologists like Dodson believe the two were probably cousins and that this DNA result could be the product of three generations of marriages between first cousins — and that Nefertiti, Akhenaten's chief wife, may in fact have been Tut's mother. Many Egyptologists believe there were probably one or two co-pharaohs between Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. Many believe at least one of them may have been Nefertiti. And by finding her tomb, that could provide further insight into a period still largely obscured despite so much interest worldwide in ancient Egypt. "Finding a presumably intact tomb (of any previous ruler) would provide extremely important information," said Willeke Wendrich, a professor of Egyptian archaeology at UCLA. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-17 09:27:23
Founded by a group of medical students hailing from Cairo University, a new non-profit organisation known as “Patient Support Team” (PST) is bringing the magic of Harry Potter and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft to Cairo in aid of Abo El-Reesh children’s hospital. On Saturday 29 August, the day-long Harry Potter Festival – under the hashtag “#halfbloodsphinx” – will bring all the wonders of J K Rowling’s world-famous novels to Rafaheya in Giza. Namely, the event will offer participants a chance to play the infamous quidditch game, indulge in legions of thematic food and drink and satisfy all their Harry Potter merchandise needs in the shopping bazaar. The group behind the festival, PST, are passionate about creating various initiatives to raise money for the Abo El-Reesh children’s hospital – a university hospital based in Munira. Funds raised through events such as the Harry Potter Festival will go towards providing resources and support for public and university hospitals – many of which rely on medical students – allowing them to provide better service for poorer patients. As well as raising money through events, PST allows people to “adopt” a medical case by sponsoring an individual’s treatment. This gives donators total certainty of where their money is being spent. There is increasing concern about the state of Egypt’s healthcare system, including paediatric services. Earlier this year, shocking images showing unhygienic and deprived conditions in hospitals from all over Egypt surfaced on social media. However, there have been a series of recent initiatives to provide better quality, free healthcare to Egyptians. For example, recently, Egypt established the first free breast cancer hospital in the region, which provides treatment and diagnostic services for women, as well as psychiatric help. Egypt is also home to the renowned 57357 Children’s Cancer hospital, which provides free cancer treatment to children, and was awarded the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) award for development. More»