It is basically how we, Les Miniatures, see summer, bright as a Fleurette,” said Farah Yasser, co-founder of Les Miniatures. If it is one thing that we are sure of, is that we are never drifting away from our mini bag obsession!” said the designer. Fleurette is the mini summer bag that could match with your morning outfit or your party dress,” Yasser added. The mini bags are not only bound to domestic sales, they are also available for purchase through few international distributors. We feel that we have managed to establish an identity for our brand apart from being just a mini bag,” concluded the co-founder.
August 18, 2017 22:30 UTC
The government allocated 25% of the total investments of EGP 90m for the benefit of the Egyptian and Islamic antiquities in various governorates. Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that the amount allocated for archaeological excavations within the government’s Antiquities sector budget for the current fiscal year is sufficient for the nature of the work, since the government does not bear the cost of all excavations. He explained that the amount allocated by the government for the excavations, often used in salvage excavations, usually in the areas threatened by urban encroachment, close to agricultural and residential areas, or subject to infringements. Moreover, he said that the archaeological excavations extend to all the governorates that contain archaeological sites, where work is done at 30 sites per season, which extends over three months each. There are other excavations to be paid by foreign missions, of which there are currently 180 in Egypt, in addition to the excavations at the expense of others, which are funded by entities wishing to establish projects on land owned by the Ministry of Antiquities or close to archaeological sites.
August 18, 2017 16:30 UTC
The average revenue of the ministry from the sale of tickets to archaeological sites on the national level ranged between EGP 21-22m per month, totaling EGP 110m in January to May 2016The Ministry of Antiquities expects that the number of visitors to archaeological sites to reach 10 million, which will realize revenue of EGP 377m in the current fiscal year. Sumaya Benyamin, head of finance at the Ministry of Antiquities, refused to disclose any details about the investment plan during the current fiscal year and the target of revenue. According to previous statements by Benyamin, the average revenues of the ministry of the sale of tickets to archaeological sites on the national level ranged between EGP 21-22m per month, which adds up to EGP 110m between January and May 2016. According to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Antiquities, the total annual revenues recorded in 2014 reached EGP 229.8m.
August 18, 2017 15:56 UTC
Tarek Tawfik, general director and head supervisor of the still under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, said that there are several meetings underway to choose the bodies and the governmental economic bodies that will contribute to the financing of the museum. According to Tawfik, the total cost of the establishment of the Great Egyptian Museum amount to $1bn. The Egyptian government contributes the remaining funds of $300m over three phases. The first part of $100m was completely disbursed last year, while the two remaining parts are set for the current fiscal year. Regarding the latest developments in the Grand Egyptian Museum project, Tawfik told Daily News Egypt that constructions reached 70% so far, adding that 4,000 artefacts of Tutankhamun’s 5,000 artefacts collection have been moved there.
August 18, 2017 15:11 UTC
The government aims to inject investments worth EGP 2.5bn for the projects of the Antiquities Sector during the current fiscal year. The project also includes 14 restoration facilities that handle all antiquities, including wooden artefacts and heavy monuments weighing over 250 kgs, along with a small archaeological laboratory. Waad Allah Abu El Ella, head of the projects sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that the ministry relies on the allocations funded for certain projects. Through the project plan and targeted programmes during the current fiscal year, the Antiquities Sector seeks to open new attractions to increase income and promote cultural and archaeological awareness. The plan aims to develop and restore archaeological sites, museums, mosques, and churches in order to preserve the heritage.
August 18, 2017 14:48 UTC
Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system. The ministry attributed the rise of dengue outbreaks to higher temperature, more rains and rapid urbanization that promote the breeding of virus-carrying mosquitoes. That compares to only several cases that reported to the hospital in June and July last year, he said. Dien said some 300 dengue patients were being treated, stretching the hospital’s resources, including longer working hours without weekend leaves. Tran Thi Xuyen, a fruit and vegetable seller in a small market in Son La province, said she did not know how she contracted dengue fever, which also infected her fellow saleswoman.
August 18, 2017 14:26 UTC
Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku. Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city. On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of Turku. Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.
August 18, 2017 14:03 UTC
International rights groups on Friday urged Yemen’s Shia rebels to free a prominent Yemeni activist who used social media to document the war that has ravaged his impoverished Arab country. The New York-based group said al-Omeisy’s family and lawyers have had no access to him. It said his arrest was part of an ongoing crackdown targeting activists, journalists, lawyers, and minorities. The conflict has killed over 10,000 civilians, displaced 3 million people and pushed the impoverished nation to the brink of famine. Samah Hadid, Amnesty’s head for Mideast campaigns, said al-Omeisy’s “detention illustrates the lengths to which local Houthi-Saleh authorities are willing to go to silence peaceful activists.”
August 18, 2017 14:03 UTC
According to the newspaper, an investigation was conducted within the British Parliament on an aid fund called the the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and that was described by members of the parliament as “secret”. According to the Guardian, a parliamentary inquiry earlier this year described the objectives of the financial aid granted to the Egyptian authorities through the CSSF as “opaque”. The parliament obtained documents, under the Freedom of Information Act, that revealed the cash was granted to Egyptian authorities. The shadow international development secretary, Kate Osamor, called on all British government departments to publish aid data. All projects carried out by the UK government comply with the UK’s domestic and international human rights obligations,” the Guardian quoted a spokesman for the FCO as saying.
August 18, 2017 13:29 UTC
The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to change what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub’s history of racial intolerance. Under Yawkey, who owned the club from 1933-76, the Red Sox were the last team in the major leagues to cross the color barrier in 1959. As other teams abandoned the color barrier, the Red Sox held out, giving Robinson a tryout and scouting Mays but opting to sign neither. The Red Sox also distanced themselves from their flagship radio broadcaster, WEEI, where hosts doubted Jones’ version of the events; former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling also said Jones was lying. “The Yawkey Foundation has done a lot of great things over the years that have nothing to do with our history,” Henry told the paper.
August 18, 2017 12:45 UTC
This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant. Voyager 1 followed a few weeks later and is ahead of Voyager 2. NASA is marking the anniversary of its back-to-back Voyager launches with tweets, reminisces and still captivating photos of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune taken by the Voyagers from 1979 through the 1980s. Public television is also paying tribute with a documentary, “The Farthest – Voyager in Space,” airing Wednesday on PBS at 9 p.m. EDT. NASA estimated the records would last 1 billion to 3 billion years or more, potentially outliving human civilization.
August 18, 2017 11:48 UTC
The Antiquities Ministry posted on its Facebook official page that it foiled an effort to smuggle six artifacts, on Thursday, into Hurghada, alongside the Hurghada Ports Authority. The artifacts, which date back to the 18th century, were in the possession of an Arab citizen who was attempting to sneak them though a seaport in Hurghada. The head of the Central Administration of Seized Antiquities Unit at the Antiquities Ministry, Ahmed al-Rawy, said the artifacts included a cane with a handle carved in stone bearing the shape of a man with a long beard wearing a yarmulke (Jewish cap), as well as five stone reliefs engraved with Hebrew text and other decorative elements. A book of 29 papers written in Hebrew was also among the seized collection, with indications they could be the commandments of Judas Iscariot. According to Rawy, the artifacts were seized after approving their authenticity in accordance with law 117/1983.
August 18, 2017 11:03 UTC
More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone’s mudslides as burials and recovery efforts pressed on Friday amid the threat of further disaster. The UN humanitarian agency put the death toll at 409 after the flooding and mudslides in the West African nation’s capital, Freetown, on Monday morning. People continue to search through tons of mud and debris amid the remains of mangled buildings. Rainfall remains in the forecast for the coming days, slowing recovery efforts and bringing the threat of further mudslides. “The rains are still pending and there is a possibility that we will have another incident,” he said.
August 18, 2017 09:56 UTC
The committee that manages the seized Muslim Brotherhood (MB) funds, confiscated the funds and property of 16 MB members on Thursday, including the funds of MB preacher Youssef al-Qaradwi’s three sons and three daughters. The Arab International Company for Commercial Agencies, which owns Alef bookstore, was among the seized property, including the 37 branches in all governorates. The committee assigned Akhbar al-Youm for Investment company to run all of the expropriated media bodies. The committee, in addition, took over the Cairo Gate Publishing and Distribution Company, owned by Abdel Wahid Abdel Ghany Abdel Wahid Ashour and Sherif Abdel Ghany. The committee has taken measures to change the administrations of some schools that were previously seized by the committee, like Jana Dan School, Al-Andalus International School, Manarat al Mostaqbal Language School, Al-Bashaer International School and others.
August 18, 2017 09:22 UTC
The death toll of a collision between two buses on Katameya-Ain Sokhna highway rose to five, Friday morning, and 62 injuries. Three died on the site of the collision and two died on the way to hospital. The majority of those injured were transferred to Suez hospitals and serious cases were transferred to Cairo hospitals. Four people were killed and 44 injured, according to an initial count, in a collision between two buses on Katameya-Ain Sokhna highway. Six of the more serious cases were transferred to Cairo hospitals.
August 18, 2017 09:11 UTC