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Telecom Egypt   11.48        GMC GROUP FOR INDUSTRIAL COMME   1.29        Modern Company For Water Proof   1.03        Ismailia Misr Poultry   2.45        El Arabia for Investment & Dev   0.34        Pioneers Holding   2.84        Ezz Steel   7.86        Egyptian Real Estate Group   6.85        Rakta Paper Manufacturing   4.39        Orascom Telecom Holding (OT)   3.92        Naeem Holding   0.19        Egyptian Iron & Steel   6.87        Northern Upper Egypt Developme   4.93        Canal Shipping Agencies   7.39        Misr Chemical Industries   5.65        United Arab Shipping   0.43        Egyptians Housing Development    1.94        Universal For Paper and Packag   4.94        Egyptian for Tourism Resorts   0.69        Upper Egypt Contracting   0.8        Egyptian Financial Group-Herme   7.42        Orascom Construction Industrie   240.82        Modern Shorouk Printing & Pack   7        Heliopolis Housing   21.65        Raya Holding For Technology An   4.57        United Housing & Development   8.93        International Agricultural Pro   2.1        Gulf Canadian Real Estate Inve   18.08        Alexandria Pharmaceuticals   45.71        Arab Cotton Ginning   2.46        Egyptian Chemical Industries (   7.26        National Real Estate Bank for    11.84        Six of October Development & I   15.03        National Development Bank   6.72        Oriental Weavers   20.66        Arab Gathering Investment   16.29        Egyptians Abroad for Investmen   2.75        Credit Agricole Egypt   9.04        Palm Hills Development Company   1.61        Remco for Touristic Villages C   2.13        Commercial International Bank    29.87        El Ezz Porcelain (Gemma)   1.9        Egyptian Starch & Glucose   5.4        Arab Real Estate Investment (A   0.41        South Valley Cement   3.12        Citadel Capital - Common Share   2.5        Ceramic & Porcelain   2.88        Rowad Tourism (Al Rowad)   5.05        Union National Bank - Egypt "    3.25        El Nasr Transformers (El Maco)   4.78        Egyptian Media Production City   2.31        GB AUTO   27        Sharkia National Food   3.78        Egyptian Transport (EGYTRANS)   7.85        El Kahera Housing   4.97        El Shams Housing & Urbanizatio   2.45        Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding   0.7        Cairo Poultry   8.32        ARAB POLVARA SPINNING & WEAVIN   2.11        Egyptian Financial & Industria   8        T M G Holding   4.03        Asek Company for Mining - Asco   10.66        Misr Hotels   27        Egyptian Electrical Cables   0.56        Medinet Nasr Housing   22.51        Mena Touristic & Real Estate I   1.21        ELSWEDY CABLES   18        Prime Holding   0.91        Al Arafa Investment And Consul   0.17        Alexandria Spinning & Weaving    0.74        Gharbia Islamic Housing Develo   8.41        General Company For Land Recla   16.6        Alexandria Cement   8.9        Arab Valves Company   0.94        Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals   12.4        TransOceans Tours   0.09        Egyptian for Developing Buildi   6.43        Egyptian Gulf Bank   1.24        Kafr El Zayat Pesticides   18.19        Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt -   35.1        National company for maize pro   11.86        Delta Construction & Rebuildin   4.03        Zahraa Maadi Investment & Deve   48.25        Samad Misr -EGYFERT   3.52        Egypt for Poultry   1.41        Cairo Development and Investme   11.7        Cairo Pharmaceuticals   20.1        Maridive & oil services   0.9        Suez Canal Bank   3.75        Nile Pharmaceuticals   15.81        The Arab Dairy Products Co. AR   73.85        National Housing for Professio   14.39        El Ahli Investment and Develop   4.87        Egyptian Saudi Finance Bank   10.79        Ismailia National Food Industr   5.16        National Societe Generale Bank   25.52        Acrow Misr   19.16        Alexandria Mineral Oils Compan   63.63        Paper Middle East (Simo)   5.59        Egypt Aluminum   12.31        Giza General Contracting   13.12        Middle Egypt Flour Mills   5.82        Extracted Oils   0.6        Assiut Islamic Trading   4.56        Engineering Industries (ICON)   3.95        North Cairo Mills   15.3        Arab Pharmaceuticals   11.88        Grand Capital   5.38        El Ahram Co. 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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-28 12:25:17
A group of the largest creditors in Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy case are pushing for an independent valuation of the Detroit Institute of Arts' 66,000-piece collection, according to a federal court filing on Tuesday. This is the first court filing addressing the hot-button issue of selling the DIA's artwork to repay the city's creditors. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18. The creditors include Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, Syncora Guarantee Inc as well as the city's largest labor union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25, according to the filing. In a motion filed Tuesday afternoon, the creditors asked Judge Steven Rhodes to appoint a committee that will consider "a wide range of potential options to monetize the art." Earlier this year, the city of Detroit hired auction house Christie's to value the art, but creditors said in the filing that the city has not taken steps to "test the market value" of the artwork, which includes works by Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and Rembrandt. Bill Nowling, a spokesman for Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-21 08:06:46
In preparing for her first film role as a petite, hard-laboring slave in "12 Years a Slave," actress Lupita Nyong'o sized herself up against 500 pounds of cotton, which her character Patsey picked every day. The pile "was taller and wider and thicker than me," says Nyong'o. "And I was presented with this woman's loftiness." Conveying that loftiness proved to be a key to Nyong'o's performance, one that has generated critical acclaim for the Hollywood newcomer and predictions she will earn a best supporting actress Oscar nomination. The film itself is considered a heavyweight Oscar contender, having won widespread praise for its brutal depiction of pre-Civil War American slavery. "12 Years a Slave" is based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, a free black man tricked and sold into slavery who cannot fathom the hell he has landed in on Louisiana plantations. He is played by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-21 07:55:44
Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's "Women Reaching for the Moon" fetched $1.4 million and was the top selling work in Christie's Latin American art auction in New York, where contemporary Brazilian abstract artists also made a strong showing. The Tuesday evening sale brought in $14.5 million, with 85 percent of the art works sold, and there was high demand for contemporary and modern artists, said Virgilio Garza, the head of Latin American art at Christie's. "The evening saw very competitive bidding for artists relatively new to auction," he added. Records were set for four living artists - Abraham Palatnik and Tomie Ohtake from Brazil, Mateo Manaure of Venezuela and Miguel Angel Rojas from Colombia - as well as for Mexican Rodolfo Nieto, who died in 1985. As expected, "Women Reaching for the Moon," which depicts two elongated women trying to touch the moon, was the most sought after lot. "It's a picture of hope and humanity in the period (when) most of the world was reconstructing from war," Garza said in an interview about the 1946 work by Tamayo, who died in 1991. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-20 07:51:32
A hat topped with a lobster shell and a handbag made of an armadillo went on display in London this week in an exhibition celebrating the life of late fashion eccentric Isabella Blow. A fashion director for Vogue, Tatler and The Sunday Times Style magazines, Blow discovered and nurtured young talent such as fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan and milliner Philip Treacy. More than 100 pieces from Blow's personal collection feature in the exhibition, including clothing by the late McQueen, whose first designs she bought for 5,000 pounds ($8,000) and paid off in 100 pound ($160) instalments each week. Blow committed suicide in 2007 at the age of 48. When her wardrobe went up for sale two years ago, her close friend Daphne Guinness bought the entire collection to preserve it as an inspiration to fashion students. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-09-21 09:19:40
Tight-fitting dresses hung with chains at Versace and rippling skirts worn over loose trousers at Emporio Armani turned heads at Milan fashion week on Friday, as designers offered up a host of contrasting styles. Chain mail worked its way into black T-shirts with biker logos and evening dresses in the spring-summer 2014 collection by Italian fashion house Versace, alongside flippy skirts over high platform sandals. Emporio Armani's silky party dresses and voluminous trousers cut just above the ankle used fabrics that were "soft, with a certain light transparency", Italian designer Giorgio Armani told Reuters after the show, which was themed on water lilies. Franca Sozzani, editor of the Italian edition of fashion magazine Vogue, said there was no such thing as trends any more. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-08-22 11:25:16
A lawyer  for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 terror attack said Wednesday that guards gave his client a contraband copy of the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” apparently as a joke or an attempt to discredit him. The allegation came weeks after a U.S. congressman returned from visiting the prison and said officials told him the book was a favorite among men in Camp Seven, the highest-security section of Guantanamo. It was a surprising comment since the military tightly restricts what prisoners can read and the novel isn’t in the main detainee library. Attorney James Connell said his client, prisoner Ammar al-Baluchi, had never heard of the book until they discussed an article about the congressman’s assertion Monday. That night, guards in Camp 7 appeared with a copy of it, he said. The lawyer said al-Baluchi turned the book over to him, unread. “He says, ‘No thank you.’ He does not want the book,” Connell said. “It’s in my safe and as soon as I am able I will return it to Joint Task Force Guantanamo.” The book does not have the mail stamp required for any material sent to prisoners from the outside, nor does it have a label from the detainee library, the lawyer said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-08-12 07:22:51
Researchers opened a centuries-old Florence tomb on Friday in a search for remains that could confirm the identity of the woman whose enigmatic smile Leonardo da Vinci immortalized in the "Mona Lisa", one of the world's most famous paintings. A round hole, just big enough for a person to wriggle through, was cut in the stone church floor above the family crypt of Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, whose wife Lisa Gherardini is thought to have sat for the Renaissance master in the early 16th century. Theories abound about who the real Mona Lisa was, but Silvano Vinceti, a writer and researcher who heads Italy's National Committee for the Promotion of Historic and Cultural Heritage, plans to test DNA in the bones in the dank space and try to match it with those of three women buried at a convent nearby. Historians say Gherardini - whose married name 'Gioconda' is used in Italy to refer to the Mona Lisa - spent her last years at the Saint Orsola convent, a dilapidated building where the hunt for her bones began last year. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-07-25 10:01:15
Sticking rigidly to royal tradition, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their baby son is to be called George Alexander Louis, to be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The name George was the most popular with bookmakers, and has already been borne by six former wearers of the crown since the German-born George I, the first Hanoverian king of Britain, acceded to the throne in 1714. It is also the fourth name of the Prince of Wales, the infant's grandfather. The announcement will undoubtedly please the Queen, whose father was George VI, although he was christened Albert. It came just hours after the 87-year-old monarch met her two-day-old great-grandson for the first time. The visit by the Queen at Kensington Palace was the first time in more than a century that a reigning monarch had met a great-grandchild born in direct succession to the crown. The name Louis may be in tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh's uncle and the last British viceroy of India before independence, who was assassinated by the IRA when his boat was blown up in County Sligo in 1979. Prince William was christened William Arthur Philip Louis, and his father enjoyed a close relationship with Mountbatten, known in the family as "Uncle Dickie". Alexander also runs through the infant prince's paternal line. Prince Philip's grandfather was Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg. There have been three medieval kings of Scotland named Alexander, so the name also plays to those north of the border. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-07-24 10:56:19
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent their first night at home with their new son, whose name they have yet to decide upon. The third in line to the throne and his parents emerged from St Mary's Hospital in west London on Tuesday evening. Speaking outside the hospital, the duke said they were "working on a name" and would choose one "as soon as we can". They described becoming parents as "very emotional", before the duke drove his family home to Kensington Palace. Although the couple have yet to decide on a name it is known that the newest royal will be styled HRH Prince (name) of Cambridge. George is the bookmakers' favourite for the first name of the prince, who is destined to be king one day. James and Alexander are among other names on a short price. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-07-22 09:20:00
Today if you visit most Arabic and French Google Search engines you will find that they have a google doodle for “Warda Al-Jazairia”. If you haven’t heard of Warda Al-Jazairia before it is likely that you either do not speak Arabic or French. Warda Al-Jazairia was born on July 22, 1939 in Puteaux, France, to a Lebanese mother and an Algerian father. This proved beneficial in her later career being multi-lingual and fluent in Arabic and French. The Warda Al-Jazairia story is however not as glamorous as many people may think, when she married in 1962 her then Muslim husband forbid her to sing. In 1972 on request of the Algerian president Houari Boumédienne she sang at the Algeria’s independence celebrations. This caused trouble at home and soon afterwards her marriage dissolved. Warda Al-Jazairia was free at last and could pursue her singing career, she moved to Egypt where she married the composer Baligh Hamdi. Warda Al-Jazairia sang several of the songs that her husband composed, and quickly those of many other composers. She performed frequently and soon became a star in all rights. Warda Al-Jazairia was not only known for her singing but also done some acting and starred in leading roles. More»