To commemorate the majestic April 3 procession of royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, the Ministry of Finance issued a commemorative silver coin of LE100 bearing the ceremonial logo in both Arabic and English, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced. The Ministry also issued denominations of one pound and fifty piasters, bearing the same design as the silver coin, in accordance with the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 20 of 2021. Twenty-two royal mummies from the 17th to 22nd Dynasties, including the mummy of the kings of Seqenenre, Amenhotep II, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Seti I and Queen Hatshepsut, were transferred in the procession.
August 04, 2021 14:37 UTC
On June 21, social networking sites published that the Egyptian Consulate contacted the Illegal Immigration Gathering Center and registered the workers’ numbers in preparation for their deportation. Omda added that the Foreign Ministry has failed to give an explicit answer as to their whereabouts. Back in April, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced the signing of an MoU between Egypt and Libya to facilitate the return of Egyptian workers to Libya. Madbouly said that workers will be able to work in the fields specified and requested by Libya. __IMAGE: Migrants wait to be transported to an immigration centre in the coastal city of Misrata, Libya, May 9, 2015.
August 04, 2021 13:38 UTC
In the update, the CDC added 16 destinations to its “extremely high” COVID-19 risk level (four) on Monday, including Libya. Destinations in the “extremely high risk” category have reportedly had more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days. The third level, which indicates a high risk of coronavirus included Jordan, Qatar, Morocco, and Palestine. The second level, which indicates a medium risk, included Egypt and Mauritania. Finally, level one or low risk includes Djibouti, Sudan, and Comoros.
August 04, 2021 12:44 UTC
Egyptian diver Mohab Mohymen qualified on Tuesday for the finals of the three-meter dive at the Tokyo Olympics. Mohymen ranked 11th in the total of the six rounds of the semi-finals, with a score of 408.85 points. Mohymen previously qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after winning the gold medal in the African Olympic qualifiers for the three-meter springboard dive. He has participated in many tournaments and was the silver medalist of the Youth Olympics in 2014 in the joint doubles competitions. Egypt’s delegation in Tokyo is the largest it has ever been in history, with 137 athletes competing in 23 different sports.
August 04, 2021 09:56 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) -Young skaters from Japan and Britain soared to victory in the women's park competition on Wednesday, with hometown heroes Sakura Yosozumi and Kokona Hiraki cinching gold and silver, while Britain's Sky Brown took bronze. Wednesday's result meant that Japan has so far swept three out of four gold medals in skateboarding's Olympic debut. The men's park competition, the final skateboarding event in Tokyo, takes place on Thursday. Yosozumi, whose first name in Japanese means cherry blossom, told reporters she was focused on riding three perfect runs in the finals. Fellow Japanese skater Hiraki, 12, also showed smooth runs throughout the day's competition, beating Britain's Brown, who was the favourite to win the event.
August 04, 2021 06:33 UTC
CAIRO – 3 August 2021: Egypt announced, Tuesday, the opening of the first phase of the Food and Logistics Industrial City under the name “Silo Foods” in Sadat City in Menoufia governorates. Egypt Today highlights the importance of the new city and its production capacity in terms of food supplies. The city is built on 135 eddans with a total of 567,000 square meters; it contains 10 different factories and 470 tons of various products annually, about 40 products. The second phase of the company includes 4 factories for dairy products, cheese, halvah and corrugated cardboard. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi witnessed this morning the inauguration of the Silo Foods Industrial City.
August 03, 2021 17:48 UTC
(Reuters) -Players from all 20 Premier League clubs will continue to take the knee ahead of games this season to highlight their opposition to racism, the league said on Tuesday. The Premier League said it "wholeheartedly supported" the decision, adding that players and match officials will continue to wear a No Room For Racism badge on their shirts. Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said they would continue to work with players, clubs and football partners to bring about "tangible change" and remove inequality from the sport. Earlier on Tuesday, the English Football League (EFL) said it would back any players and staff who want to take the knee during the 2021-22 season. The Championship, League One and League Two all kick off this weekend, while the Premier League begins on Aug. 13 with promoted Brentford hosting Arsenal.
August 03, 2021 17:15 UTC
CAIRO – 3 August 2021: The Health Ministry has launched an initiative for the early detection of 19 genetic diseases to treat children for free and protect them for the potential of disability. A total of 19 types of mechanism to detect the diseases in newborns are available in Egypt, the ministry said in a Tuesday statement. The treatment will be provided free of charge for all age groups, coupled with educating Egyptians on how not to have children with genetic diseases. As part of Egypt’s 2030 Vision regarding health, a total of 24 clinics across the country are ready to receive young spinal muscular atrophy patients to conduct clinical, genetic, and partial biology tests as well as receive treatment. Ten children below two years of age have already been enlisted to receive the most expensive treatment in the world to treat spinal muscular atrophy, where the medicine costs around L.E.34 million.
August 03, 2021 16:41 UTC
(Reuters) – Former FIFA interim president Issa Hayatou has been banned for one year and fined 30,000 Swiss francs ($33,189.51) for a breach of FIFA’s ethics code, the world soccer body said on Tuesday. Cameroon’s Hayatou, 74, served as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president for 29 years until he was voted out in 2017. He was acting president of FIFA from 2015-16 when Sepp Blatter, now 85, was suspended amid a widespread corruption scandal. Hayatou is also an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). FIFA said an investigation into Hayatou’s conduct as CAF president concerned involvement in deals for media and marketing rights of CAF competitions with France-based Lagardère Sports between 2014 and 2017.
August 03, 2021 16:07 UTC
(Reuters) - Celtic have signed goalkeeper Joe Hart from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal, the two clubs said on Tuesday. Hart, 34, had one year remaining on his contract but fell down the pecking order at the Premier League club last month after they signed Atalanta's Pierluigi Gollini to compete with Hugo Lloris. "I know just how big this club is and of the incredible support that it enjoys, and I can't wait to play in front of the fans at Celtic Park," Hart told the club website. After joining Tottenham in August 2020, Hart made 10 appearances in all competitions last season and kept five clean sheets. Celtic, who finished 25 points behind champions Rangers last season, lost the opening game of the new season to Heart of Midlothian on Sunday.
August 03, 2021 16:07 UTC
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a new law that amends some provisions of Law No. Under the new law, any public employee in the state can be dismissed if they are found to undermine the state’s safety or security. The law is seen as one that specifically targets current and former Muslim Brotherhood members. The law’s provisions apply to workers in ministries, government, public bodies, agencies that have special budgets, public sector employees, and entities addressed by the provisions of the Civil Service Law. The law aims to combat corruption and enhance transparency in order to improve the public sector’s functionality.
August 03, 2021 14:48 UTC
CAIRO, 3 August 2021: A legendary achievement, writing a new line in the history of Egyptian handball, Egypt beat Germany 31-26 in the quarter-finals of men's handball competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Egypt's handball team became the first Arab and African team to reach the Olympic semi-finals. For the first time, a non-European team qualified for the Olympics semi-finals since Seoul 1988, when South Korea qualified. The best position for the Pharaohs in the Olympics was the seventh in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and then she achieved her last victory over Germany in the Olympics. Today, the Pharaohs achieved their biggest victory over the Germans and ended a 21-year complex, with a victory that everyone will remember.
August 03, 2021 14:15 UTC
SAITAMA, Japan, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Marco Asensio struck in an extra-time winner as Spain ended Japan's hopes of Olympic gold in men's football with a 1-0 (aet) victory, setting up a clash with Brazil in Saturday's final. Defending champions Brazil also had to struggle to make the final, beating Mexico 4-1 on penalties after the game ended goalless after extra-time. Brazil went close to settling their match against Mexico inside 90 minutes when Richarlison struck the post with a glancing header in the 82nd minute. But when it came to the shootout, they had their keeper Santos to thank for a fine save to keep out Eduardo Aguirre's spot-kick and after Mexico's Johan Vasquez hit the post, Brazil just need to keep their cool. "Playing the final of the Olympics is a dream," said Brazil coach Andre Jardine.
August 03, 2021 14:15 UTC
CAIRO – 3 August 2021: As the German Ambassador to Cairo Cyril Jan Non officially leaves his post, he made remarks about Egypt’s role in the peace processes in the Middle East describing it as “a major and important partner.”He also highlighted, in a statement, that Egypt and Germany are part of the Munich Group that also includes France and Jordan, which is the only international platform that brings together Arab countries and European countries, in order to benefit from the combined energies emanating from the qualitative approaches of each of these countries. Ambassador Cyril Noon’s term had ended, after spending two years in Egypt and working closely with the Egyptians on a daily basis, read the statement. Noun stressed that Egypt is a country with a rich historical heritage and cultural diversity. Egypt also has a large number of young people who aspire to learn and expand their horizons. The German Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service, the seven accredited German schools, along with 27 partner schools, the German University in Cairo and the University German International in the New Administrative Capital - all of them offer distinguished educational opportunities and build cultural bridges between both countries, and all of these institutions help the talented Egyptian youth to develop their capabilities on the widest scale and open up horizons.
August 03, 2021 13:52 UTC
Egyptian riders Nayel Nassar and Mohamed Taher Ziada qualified for the singles final in equestrian competitions after participating in the first round competitions that took place Tuesday, featuring 75 riders. The final competitions will be held Wednesday as the duo qualified among the top 30 riders. Nassar shined in the equestrian singles qualifiers and finished his attempt without errors in 88.42 seconds. American billionaire Bill Gates supported Egyptian rider Nassar before his participation in the equestrian competitions in the current Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Gates published a picture of Nassar through his Instagram account, and wrote: “I’m rooting for lots of the athletes in Tokyo right now but none more than my soon to be son in law Nayel Nassar.
August 03, 2021 13:18 UTC