Signing ceremony of the charter of the East Mediterranean Gas Organization in Cairo, Egypt on September 22, 2020. Press PhotoCAIRO – 23 September 2020: The seven member states of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum officially turned on Tuesday the alliance into a regional organization headquartered in Cairo. The signing ceremony was also attended by the ambassadors of the member states. The forum was launched in January 2019, and is aimed for reinforcing cooperation among member states. The minister asserted that the main goal of the organization is achieving prosperity for the peoples of the member states.
September 22, 2020 10:41 UTC
As for the second pillar, the Minister highlighted that projects have been implemented across multiple sectors including in education, transportation, water desalination, renewable energy, entrepreneurship, and women empowerment. Al Mashat stressed that investment in human capital and future generations is also a major part of the strategy of the Ministry of International Cooperation. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development launched a youth employment program that provides vocational training, capacity building and employment opportunities in cooperation with the Swedish Technical Academy in Cairo to enhance skills. It provides a platform for the government, the private sector and civil society, as well as multilateral and bilateral development partners to coordinate efforts and mobilize support and financing to up-scale efforts. She pointed that the European Bank also launched the “Women in Business” program in Egypt in 2015 to support the achievement of a more inclusive and sustainable society.
September 22, 2020 10:07 UTC
Individuals arrested over vandalism attempt of police car in Egyptian village on September 20, 2020CAIRO – 22 September 2020: Information on the arrest of a number of individuals who attempted to vandalize a police car in Abou Ragoun village at Badrashin District has been leaked to media on Tuesday. The incident took place on Sunday, and legal measures are being taken with the arrested. No further details are available on the incentives behind the vandalism attempt. Below is a video showing the individuals arrested.
September 22, 2020 09:33 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The Premier League’s latest round of COVID-19 tests produced three positive results, it said in a statement on Monday. There were 1,574 players and staff tested for the novel coronavirus from Sept. 14-20 at the top flight clubs. The identity of those testing positive was not revealed, although Manchester City said earlier on Monday that their Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan had the virus. The first two rounds of tests this season produced three positives from 1,605 tests and four from 2,131 respectively.
September 22, 2020 06:49 UTC
CAIRO – 22 September 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Monday a major discovery of 27 painted coffins in an 11 meters deep well at Saqqara Necropolis, to be the biggest discovery in 2020. Minister Khaled Anani inspected the discovery site and expressed his appreciation for the job done by the members of the expedition working at the archeological area despite the tough circumstances due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry said in a statement that the discovered coffins were not opened since 2500 years, expecting to find more coffins in the well. The statement said that an international press conference will be held soon to reveal the details of the major discovery.
September 21, 2020 22:30 UTC
CAIRO – 21 September 2020: Four Egyptian Ministries launched a national competition titled “Tanmaya,” [Development] to highlight Egypt vision 2030 and its national agenda for sustainable development, within the framework of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals. “Sustainable development is a cornerstone in accomplishing Egypt Vision 2030, which is rooted in the ministry’s policy to achieving this vision,” said Osama Heikal, State Minister of Information. The competition is open for the best individual or a group with an initiative that applies SDGs and its dimensions. Media professionals can also participate in the competition by proposing the best article or a program idea that explains sustainable development and its applications in our daily life, and its relationship to the individual. Additionally, the best company in the private sector and civil society that applies the concepts and standards of sustainable development will be chosen for the competition.
September 21, 2020 21:33 UTC
WOLVERHAMPTON, England, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday. Wolves beat City home and away last season but Pep Guardiola’s side were full value for their victory despite a strong response from the home side after they went 2-0 down. PFA Player of the Year, Kevin De Bruyne put City in front with a penalty in the 20th minute. The Belgian broke into the box and was brought down by Romain Saiss before getting up to convert the spot-kick himself. Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio did well to keep out a De Bruyne effort as City threatened to put the game beyond them before the break but it was a different story after the interval.
September 21, 2020 21:22 UTC
The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. CAIRO – 21 September 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on Monday urged the citizens to receive their information on a possible flood due to an increase in Nile water level only from the ministry to avoid misinformation and confusion. The Ministry said in a statement that it took all the precautionary measures in coordination with the concerned governorates to deal with any flood in order to protect properties and lives. The Ministry’s statement urged citizens to follow the instruction set by it in order to curb encroachments of the Nile route’s lands, a phenomenon that happened frequently during the latest years. The Ministry pointed out that only the lands unlawfully cultivated and lie within the Nile route will be affected by the flood, the same way they were affected by last year’s flood.
September 21, 2020 20:24 UTC
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Former Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra says the club’s difficulties in the transfer market are the result of lawyers and not football people handling the negotiations. “When Manchester United needed a player they (went) and they talk(ed) to them face-to-face,” Evra said. “People need to understand we send lawyers to talk to players. So when we send lawyers they talk about numbers - they are not people from the football world,” added Evra, who played for United from 2006 to 2014. “They send people who know the club, who love the club to talk about the club, not some lawyers who only talk about money,” he said.”
September 21, 2020 20:15 UTC
BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Aston Villa got their season up and running with a laboured 1-0 home win against 10-man Sheffield United on Monday as Ezri Konsa’s second-half header proved enough to settle a dour game. All eyes were on Villa’s new record signing Ollie Watkins but it was defender Konsa, a former team mate of Watkins’ at Brentford, and debutant goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez who earned their side three points. Sheffield United had defender John Egan sent off after 12 minutes for pulling back Watkins but wasted a great chance to take the lead before halftime when John Lundstrum’s penalty was saved by Martinez, signed from Arsenal last week. Even with an extra man Villa struggled to create chances against a well-organised United side, but Konsa’s 63rd minute header ensured a positive start for Dean Smith’s side who last season escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth. It has been a disappointing start to the campaign for Chris Wilder’s United side who have lost two from two without scoring.
September 21, 2020 18:56 UTC
CAIRO – 21 September 2020: Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Amr Talaat posted on his Instagram account Sunday a video explaining the recently launched Digital Egypt Builders Initiative. Digital Egypt Builders Initiative consists of four specializations that are data science and artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics and automation, and digital arts. The candidates will study master's programs offered by world-class universities in the most modern ICT concentrations without having to move abroad. Candidates can live in dorms, and have access to modern digital labs and sports facilities. The candidates will receive four certificates that are a master's degree from an accredited international university, ICT technical certificate, leadership skills certificate, and English language certificate.
September 21, 2020 14:37 UTC
CAIRO – 21 September 2020: Al-Hanager Arts Center Theater will host performances of the National Troupe for Folk Art on September 21 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Return of the Soul" activities organized by the Cultural Production Sector. The performances will run until September 22, while adhering to all the precautionary measures imposed by the state to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Troupe for Folk Art is led by director Hany Nabulsi and will present a variety of shows.
September 21, 2020 14:37 UTC
CAIRO, Sept 21 (MENA) - Electricity Minister Mohammed Shaker on Monday discussed with Japanese Ambassador to Egypt Masaki Noke means of boosting cooperation in energy and electricity domains. The meeting reflects the distinguished relations between Egypt and Japan as well as the effective partnership of the Japanese side in Egypt's electricity projects throughout the past decades, the minister said. He highlighted the importance attached by the electricity sector to the renewable energy with an ambitious strategy that seeks bringing the share of the renewable energy up to 20 percent by 2021 and to over 42 percent by the year 2035. The minister affirmed the eagerness of the power sector to cooperate with Japan in the field of improving the power efficiency and enhancing the power distribution networks. Masaki expressed his country's willingness to bolster cooperation with Egypt in the sphere of renewable energy.
September 21, 2020 14:26 UTC
Shahid VIP, the Arab world’s leading TV and movie streaming service, is now offering updated parental controls and additional content in its “Kids Mode”, which contains movies and shows catered to children and families. TV shows and movies can be streamed in English or Arabic. Shahid VIP will allow subscribers to have up to five user accounts on one plan, meaning five different family members can personalize content on their accounts. In addition to TV shows and movies, users can live stream channels such as MBC3, Spacetoon, and Cartoon Network on “Kids Mode”. Weekly, monthly and annual subscriptions are available from Shahid VIP.
September 21, 2020 14:26 UTC
CAIRO – 21 September 2020: A total of 550 swimmers cooperate Monday to make the largest peace sign in Suez Canal in Ismailia city. The swimmers are accompanied by Captain Walaa Hafez, the Guinness World Record champion, to mark the International Day of Peace. “The goal behind marking the International Day of Peace is to convey the idea that Egypt is a country of peace, but at the same time, the country is strong and able to preserve its rights, and stop any enemy that threatens its peace,” said Hafez. The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Egyptian Federation for Diving and Rescue, and the Suez Canal Authority. In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted on a resolution declaring September 21 the International Day of Peace, aiming to abstain the use of violence.
September 21, 2020 14:26 UTC