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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        Egyptian Financial Group-Herme   7.42        Orascom Construction Industrie   240.82        Modern Shorouk Printing & Pack   7        Upper Egypt Contracting   0.8        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        Rowad Tourism (Al Rowad)   5.05        Union National Bank - Egypt "    3.25        Ceramic & Porcelain   2.88        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        ARAB POLVARA SPINNING & WEAVIN   2.11        Cairo Poultry   8.32        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 - 2012-08-26 09:24:12
US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, has died aged 82. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this month. He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969, famously describing the event as "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". US President Barack Obama said Armstrong was "among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time". Last November he received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest US civilian award. He was the commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. More than 500 million TV viewers around the world watched its touchdown on the lunar surface. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-08-26 08:43:08
When is a book no longer a book? I wasn’t expecting to have my mind blown by the iPad app of the children’s story “Another Monster at the End of This Book.” The tale, of course, is about itself: Grover, probably the world’s most lovable furry monster (from the Sesame Street) cooks up a half-dozen schemes to prevent the reader from turning pages to get to the promised fright at the end. In this sequel to the all-time classic There’s a Monster at the End of This Book that was a runaway hit with children and adults alike, Grover is joined by Elmo, the other Seseame Street lovable muppet monster - a casting move nakedly designed to appeal to a younger audiences - who, eager to meet the monster, encourages us to subvert all of Grover’s defenses. The fun increases in leaps and bounds as Elmo urges us to ignore all of grover’s warnings and get to the end of the book to know who the monster is. The iPad version is animated and interactive. Grover keeps begging us not to turn the page in his real whiny-gravelly voice. To help Elmo get to the end, you’ve got to swipe away the paper clips, glue, and alphabet blocks that Grover puts up to block each page. At first, this is delightful; when I offered the app to my 19-month-old son Khalil, he was instantly smitten. But as I watched him play with Another Monster, I began to wonder what was really going on. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-08-23 15:42:12
Results of a newly-conducted study have shown that people who tell fewer lies enjoy enhanced mental and physical functions. By performing polygraph tests on 110 people aged between 18-71 over 10 weeks, a group of psychologists from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, US, found that when the participants made an effort to tell less lies their overall health improved. According to the researchers, about half of the participants in the study were encouraged to refrain from telling major lies or fibs over the 10-week period through adopting strategies including refusing to answer questions and keeping secrets while the other half received no instructions. Once in a week, both group filled in questionnaires about their mental and physical health and their close relationships. They also took a lie detector test. The study revealed that those in the no-group lies reported fewer health complaints both mentally and physically, highlighting the strong relationship between honesty and better health. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-08-23 15:26:19
A recent study finds that eating dark chocolate or cocoa powder each day can reduce blood pressure in the short term and help protect against cardiovascular disease. A review of research, issued in the Cochrane Library, revealed that people who eat dark chocolate may experience slight reduction in their blood pressure. The Cochrane Group researchers assessed 20 different studies that lasted between two to eight weeks and included 865 people eating between 30-1080 milligrams of flavanols found in 3 to 100 grams of chocolate. The researchers then found that eating flavanol-containing chocolate or cocoa powder resulted in a 2 to 3 mmHg (millimetres of mercury) reduction in blood pressure, meaning that a blood pressure of 120/80 decreased to 118/78. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-08-20 11:31:54
The wife of the Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser, has been voted among the most stylish women in the world by US magazine Vanity Fair. Sheikha Mozah, also the UNESCO special envoy for basic and higher education, joins HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, brother-in-law Prince Harry of Wales, fashion designer Stella McCartney and Charlotte Casiraghi, in the magazine’s International Best Dressed Women List for 2012. See more pictures of Sheikha Mozah here. It is not the first time the glossy magazine has included the Qatari royal in its annual list. Sheikha Mozah was first recognised on the highly-regarded sartorial poll back in 2009. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-08-05 13:41:39
New study demonstrates that smiling has real health-relevant benefits, particularly because it acts as a panacea for stressful life events. Psychological scientists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman of the University of Kansas studied the potential benefits of smiling to find if it can aid the human to recover from episodes of stress. For their analysis, the researchers focused on two main types of smiling, ‘standard’ smile which moves only the muscles of the mouth and ‘genuine’ smile that moves the muscles of both the mouth and the eyes. During the training phase, participants were divided into three groups, and each group was trained to hold a different facial expression. The volunteers were instructed to hold chopsticks in their mouths in such a way that facial muscles would create various smiles. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-07-28 12:11:57
Shift workers are slightly more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke than day workers, research suggests. An analysis of studies involving more than 2m workers in the British Medical Journal said shift work can disrupt the body clock and have an adverse effect on lifestyle. It has previously been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes. Limiting night shifts would help workers cope, experts said. The team of researchers from Canada and Norway analysed 34 studies. In total, there were 17,359 coronary events of some kind, including cardiac arrests, 6,598 heart attacks and 1,854 strokes caused by lack of blood to the brain. These events were more common in shift workers than in other people. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-07-15 07:41:18
Ford’s Focus ST performance car doesn’t need a second chance. It was very impressive in my first meeting, ahead of its debut in U.S. dealers’ showrooms in mid-September. The hatchback Focus should prove a major challenger to the Volkswagen GTI VLKAY +3.92% DE:VOW +3.78% , Honda Civic Si HMC +0.96% JP:7267 -0.88% . Under the hood is a reworked 2-liter, 252-horsepower, 16-valve turbocharged four, with 270 lb-ft of torque — available at any sane speed with just a flick of your right ankle — connected to a six-speed manual transmission. Ford claims peak torque comes between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm and that coincides with my feeling during a drive. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-07-12 15:00:04
Abu Dhabi-backed Virgin Galactic, the space tourism arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, said 529 would-be astronauts have put down deposits to travel into space. The firm, which is part owned by the UAE's Aabar Investments, said it was expanding to include a satellite-launching service that would use a low-cost rocket system to propel payloads into orbit. Speaking at the Farnborough International Air Show, Branson said Virgin Galactic wants to “revolutionise the way we get to space”. More than 500 people have put their names down for the US$200,000 trip, which will last for around two hours and travel 60 miles high. Virgin said it expects to fly 600 people in the first two years of service. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-07-12 14:54:33
Consumers in the Middle East are not interested in healthy fast food alternatives, the founder of US pizza chain Papa John’s told Arabian Business. The Kentucky-based firm, which operates 84 outlets in the GCC, expects to grow its regional business by 15-25 percent over the next two years, said John Schnatter, who is also CEO. “People say they want [a health-conscious pizza], but then they do not eat it. They always go back to the original product,” he said. Schnatter said that the chain has investigated healthier alternatives in terms of ingredients. “We have the ability to do a whole wheat crust. We have looked at the cheese and [other ingredients], so we are experimenting with it and we have tested it,” he added. More»