Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced Tuesday that the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center. The WCS says the crocodile, with an estimated global population of around 410, is found only in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, with the greatest number in Cambodia. The species is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because its numbers are rapidly shrinking. The June discovery of 19 eggs was the first Siamese crocodile nest recorded in six years of research and protection in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel area.
August 15, 2017 14:15 UTC
Hundreds of the Egyptian Spinning and Weaving Company workers moved their sit-in, on Tuesday, from the company’s factories in Mahalla city, Gharbiya, to the front of the company’s headquarters on Talaat Harb Street in Cairo, to protest the Cabinet negligence of their demands. Thousands of workers started their sit-in eight days ago in Mahalla. Talaat Harb protesters chanted: “We want our rights, our bonuses are a legitimate right”. Company sources sat losses resulting from the strike at LE55 million. Mostafa called for an urgent meeting, on Monday evening, of the Egyptian Spinning and Weaving Company’s board to end the crisis.
August 15, 2017 14:03 UTC
A non-commissioned police officer was fatal shot and killed on Tuesday morning by anonymous militants in the North Sinai city of Al-Arish. According to the state-run newspaper of Al-Ahram, the North Sinai Security Directorate received a notification that officer, Ayman Mahmoud, 42, was killed. The shooting was conducted by anonymous militants inside the Karma suburb, located near the First Police Department of Al-Arish city. The assassin operations targeting police officer and personnel in North Sinai cities like Al-Arish, Sheikh Zewaid and Rafah, are believed to be conducted by the IS affiliated group of ‘Sinai Province’ known to be active in the area. The Interior Ministry declared in official statement, released on Tuesday, that it had managed to kill two militants affiliated with the group, led by fugitive militant ‘Amr Saad’.
August 15, 2017 13:30 UTC
The leaders of four minority House caucus groups have written a letter to President Donald Trump calling for the removal of White House staff aides Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka. The letter asserts their continuing presence in the White House is emboldening a resurgent white supremacist movement in America. “Americans deserve to know that white nationalists, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis are not in a position to influence U.S. policy,” says the letter dated Monday. Protesters on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue tried to spoil Trump’s homecoming Monday night with signs bearing messages like “stop the hate, stop the lies” and chanting “shame, shame, shame” and “not my president!”After two days of public equivocation and internal White House debate, the president condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring “racism is evil”. In a hastily arranged statement at the White House, Trump branded members of the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who take part in violence as “criminals and thugs.”The groups are “repugnant to everything that we hold dear as Americans,” he said.
August 15, 2017 11:26 UTC
Three thousand workers of the El Nasr Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing Company in Mahalla city, Gharbiya, began to strike in three company factories on Tuesday, to demand the payment of delayed bonuses and wages. The company’s board of directors’ attempts to contain the workers’ anger failed, so the board submitted the workers’ demands to the Ministry of Public Business Sector as to prevent further aggravation of the crisis. Sixteen thousand workers of the Egyptian Spinning and Weaving Company in Gharbiya continued their strike and sit-in inside the company’s headquarters for the eighth day in a row, to protest against what they called the Cabinet and the business sector ministerial committee’s negligence to their demands. Over 6,000 workers of the Egyptian Spinning and Weaving Company in Mahalla began their own open-ended strike on August 7, demanding the 10 percent bonus promised to them by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the parliament, as well as other delayed bonuses over the past months. Mostafa called for an urgent meeting, on Monday evening, of the Egyptian Spinning and Weaving Company’s board to end the crisis.
August 15, 2017 11:26 UTC
Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Marvin Strombo, who had taken the calligraphy-covered Japanese flag from a dead soldier at World War II island battlefield 73 years ago, returned it Tuesday to the family of Sadao Yasue. “I was so happy that I returned the flag,” Strombo said. Looking at the names and their handwriting, Tatsuya Yasue clearly recalls their faces and friendship with his brother. The remains of nearly half of the 2.4 million Japanese war dead overseas have yet to be found.
August 15, 2017 11:03 UTC
Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, handed herself in to South African police on Tuesday after reports she had assaulted a woman in Johannesburg’s up-market Sandton district over the weekend, eNCA television said. South African police minister Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that he expected to get a report from investigators on Tuesday and that 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe, could be arrested. A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace was traveling on a normal passport. “She was here on business,” the source told Reuters.
August 15, 2017 10:41 UTC
The Red Cross estimates that 600 people are still missing as the death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital is certain to rise. Workers continue to search for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital is certain to rise as workers search for an untold number of people buried in their homes. Some are digging through the mud and debris with their bare hands in a desperate search for missing relatives. The mortuary at Connaught Hospital has been overwhelmed by the number of dead, with bodies spread out on the floor.
August 15, 2017 10:41 UTC
Alfano added that the Italian government’s decision aims to boost the bilateral Italian-Egyptian relations over the coming period. At the same time, Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek called Rome’s chief prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone, on Monday, to discuss the Egyptian-Italian investigations’ developments on the murder of Paola Regeni. In April 2016, the former Italian ambassador to Cairo, Maurizio Massari, left Egypt after the Italian government decided to recall him. The decision followed a meeting between Egyptian and Italian investigative teams on the murder of Regeni. The meeting that occurred before the recall of the Italian ambassador took place in Italy, where Egyptian and Italian investigators failed to reach a consensus on the motive behind the murder of Regeni.
August 15, 2017 10:30 UTC
EgyptAir denied in a statement, on Monday afternoon, that it operated a flight to Kuwait on Sunday despite a technical malfunction in the aircraft. The plane that malfunctioned belongs to a private company, not EgyptAir, the statement added. A news website reported that EgyptAir flew a plane suffering from a malfunction before, which forced the pilot to return to the airport 15 minutes later. EgyptAir received a B737-800 NG airplane at Cairo Airport on Monday July 31, marking the sixth plane to be delivered to EgyptAir from the US airplane manufacturer Boeing. An additional three planes will join EgyptAir’s 66-plane-strong fleet according to a deal signed by the two companies, to provide EgyptAir with a total of nine B737-800 NG planes this year.
August 15, 2017 10:12 UTC
Regarding recent articles pertaining to the Alfa Romeo network in Egypt, FCA Egypt would like to emphasize that all discussions and procedures have been conducted with complete transparency and coordination between all parties and is in line with the company’s plans to expand the brand’s presence in the Egyptian market. The company is currently in the final steps of appointing Abou Ghaly Motors as an Alfa Romeo dealer, in addition to the current dealer, Nile Engineering. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Egypt would like to further reiterate that it is the sole source of information regarding matters pertaining to its brands, products, and network strategy. Alfa Romeo is one of Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s premium Italian brands, famous for its racing and performance heritage. From its inception in 1906, up to the present, Alfa Romeo has defined refinement and luxury through its various models, such as the MiTo, Giulietta, and 4C.
Source:Daily News Egypt
August 15, 2017 10:07 UTC
About 44.8 percent of Egyptian households dispose of their garbage by dumping it onto the street, while 55.2 percent get rid of it through cleaning companies and garbage collectors, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). In a report issued on trash dumping, the agency said that the percentage of safe garbage disposal in urban areas reached 76.9 percent, compared to 36.9 percent of households in rural areas, while the percentage of unsafe disposal in urban areas reached 23.1 percent compared to 63.1 percent in rural areas. He pointed out that the government’s ability to collect garbage did not exceed 60 percent. Five thousand feddans have been allocated to the Ministry of Environment in five different locations as garbage collection complexes, but have not yet been utilized, said Allam. He called for the establishment of a holding company for cleaning, in collaboration with all government agencies responsible for garbage collection.
August 15, 2017 09:22 UTC
In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she’s ready to tear down all of her city’s Confederate statues, and the city council voted to have them destroyed. The deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is fueling another re-evaluation of Confederate statues in cities across the nation, accelerating their removal in much the same way that a 2015 mass shooting by a white supremacist renewed pressure to take down the Confederate flag from public property. In Jacksonville, Florida, City Council President Anna Brosche ordered an immediate inventory of all of the Confederate statues in her city in preparation for their removal. Back in May, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu moved his city’s four main Confederate statues, including a statue of Lee, at night after threats of violence from Confederate sympathizers and white supremacists. Now local officials will find it harder to ignore or shelve questions about Confederate statues, Richardson said.
August 15, 2017 08:48 UTC
Global shares rose Tuesday as both Koreas and the US signaled a willingness to defuse the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,132.11 in early trading, while Germany’s DAX also rose 0.2 percent to 12,187.97. S&P 500 futures rose 0.2 percent to 2,467.90. South Korea’s markets were closed for a national holiday. NORTH KOREA: North Korea said Tuesday leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military’s plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam.
August 15, 2017 08:37 UTC
The Taliban have sent an “open letter” to President Donald Trump, reiterating their calls for America to leave Afghanistan after 16 years of war. In a long and rambling note in English that was sent to journalists on Tuesday by Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, the insurgents say Trump recognized the errors of his predecessors by seeking a review of the US strategy for Afghanistan. Mujahid says Trump should not hand control of the U.S, Afghan policy to the military but rather, announce the withdrawal of US forces, and not an increase in troops as the Trump administration has planned. The note, which is 1,600 words long, also says a US withdrawal would “truly deliver American troops from harm’s way” and bring about “an end to an inherited war.”
August 15, 2017 08:15 UTC