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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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The mummies transport event embodies the true meaning of merging tourism and archeology

Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, said that the celebration of the transfer of royal mummies is a historical archaeological event, and fully embodies the meaning of the true merger between tourism and antiquities, indicating that the ceremony of transferring mummies has fulfilled its purpose at the global and local level, adding that President El-Sisi received the kings of Egypt The great was a wonderful cultural manifestation and a strong message and a sense of pride for every Egyptian citizen, and entering Egypt every home in the world is an honorable thing for everyone, stressing that he wrote the film “The Egypt of Civilization” in his handwriting with the artist Khaled El Nabawy and the company.

And Al-Anani continued, during a telephone interview in the ninth program broadcast on the Egyptian Channel One and presented by the media, Youssef Al-Husseini, that nearly twenty meetings were held regarding preparations for the inauguration ceremony of the Grand Egyptian Museum, indicating that the citizen will not accept after that a “text-text celebration” and this is what We did it to ourselves, stressing that the outlines of the opening ceremony of the Grand Egyptian Museum that will take place in the coming months, indicating that between twenty-two foreign companies were chosen to organize the opening ceremony, but after seeing what an Egyptian company presented in terms of dazzling at the ceremony of transferring mummies, He recounts his accounts once again, adding that the Director-General of UNESCO praised the film, Egypt, Civilization, and the dazzling mummies transfer ceremony.

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities continued that he received the Director-General of UNESCO with President El-Sisi, after which they went to Alexandria Governorate to see the effects of the governorate, and after that they went to Aswan Governorate for tourism investment and promotion between Egypt and the organization, adding that work is now underway to produce a movie behind the scenes of the mummies transport ceremony.

 

The Parade of Mummies: Kings of Ancient Egypt set off in the streets of Cairo

On Saturday evening, the streets of the Egyptian capital Cairo witnessed the launch of the unprecedented “royal procession”, to transport the mummies of 18 kings and 4 queens from the era of the Pharaohs, among them Ramses II, the Third, Hatshepsut, Seknen Ra, Thutmose III, Seti I, Mert Amun, and Ahmose Nefertari, From the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, downtown Cairo.

The opening of the Museum of Civilization
And President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi gave the signal to start the procession, from inside the National Museum of Civilization in the Fustat region, the first Islamic capital of Egypt.

Al-Sisi opened the museum completely, after its partial opening in 2017, and the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled Al-Anani, gave an explanation to the President about the museum and its contents and gave him the first ticket to visit the museum, explaining that the tickets will be booked electronically and that the museum consists of 3 floors, one of them For management and restoration, the second contains museum exhibition halls, confirming the opening of the museum to the public on April 18.

After the museum’s inauguration, a documentary film entitled “The Egypt of Civilization” was shown about the most prominent antiquities development projects during the past years, which reported the opening of more than 20 museums and the restoration of more than 100 archaeological sites.

After the opening of the museum, Al-Anani announced the succession of openings during the coming period, indicating the progress of work in the Muhammad Ali Palace in Cairo, and the Rams Road in Luxor, in addition to preparing for the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in the presence of a number of world leaders

Al-Anani pointed out that the procession of mummies, in which 4 heroes participated, the first being the mummies themselves that were previously transferred more than once before, including transporting them from their original cemeteries to a cache in times of weakness of the old international, then to the Bulaq Museum in Cairo, and from there to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square He explained that the second hero is the Museum of Civilization, and the third is the Egyptian Museum, which was inaugurated in 1902, and will return to its splendor during the coming period, while the fourth hero is Cairo itself with its history and civilization.

President  Elsisi receives the motorcade
Before the start of the procession, President El-Sisi expressed, through his Twitter account, that he looked forward “with all pride and pride to receive the kings and queens of Egypt after their journey from the Egyptian Museum to Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.”

Floating the delinquent Suez Canal ship after disrupting the shipping lane for about a week

The Egyptian Suez Canal Authority announced the start of the floatation of the giant container ship EverGiven after its delinquency caused the suspension of movement in the shipping lane for about a week, which had negative effects on global trade.

The ship’s course was significantly modified by 80% and its distance from the shore by 102 meters instead of 4 meters, according to an official statement of the Authority, while oil prices decreased immediately after the announcement of the ship’s float by more than 2%.

Sisi confirms the end of the crisis
The Egyptians succeeded in ending the crisis of the delinquent ship in the Suez Canal despite the enormous technical complexity that surrounded this process from every side, according to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in a post on the social networking site Facebook.

By returning matters to their normal course, with Egyptian hands, the world reassures the path of its goods and needs that are passed through this central shipping artery, Sisi added, thanking everyone who contributed technically and practically to ending this crisis.

30% of global trade containers and 1.74 million barrels of oil per day pass through the Suez Canal

The Suez Canal is currently capturing the world’s attention, after the traffic in it stopped, due to the delinquency of a huge container ship while crossing the new branch of the canal, as part of the southern convoy on its journey coming from China, bound for the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

The severe storm, which hit the country last Tuesday morning, caused the crew of the Evergiven Panamanian ship to become invisible, with winds reaching 40 knots, which made the crew lose control of it, hit the bottom, and veered off course.

A long column of 185 ships, loaded with thousands of tons of petroleum, grains, and other goods, formed around the waterway of the canal, according to Bloomberg, in addition to dozens of containers stopping in the Mediterranean, which led to a decline in global trade movement, as the Egyptian Canal acquired 10 % To 12% of the volume of international trade flows, according to data from the Suez Canal Authority.

The rescue efforts, which continued for the third day in a row, did not succeed in disqualifying the ship loaded with about 224 thousand tons of oil and other products, despite the use of 8 gigantic locomotives, the largest of which reached about 160 tons, which dampens the hopes of international shipping companies, which seem to be You will have to resort to the more difficult option, which is to pass around Africa through the Cape of Good Hope Road, and the high cost it carries, according to experts.


What does the Suez Canal stop oil shipments mean?
1.74 million barrels per day out of 39.2 million barrels per day of imported crude oil by the sea used the Suez Canal in 2020, according to the company, “Kepler”, for tanker traffic data.
Crude oil and refined products flow in both directions in the 193 km long Suez Canal. In 2020, Europe imported 550,000 barrels per day of crude from sources east of Suez, most of it through the canal, according to Kepler’s figures.

South and East Asia imports through the canal reached 1.27 million barrels per day in June 2020, but deliveries subsequently declined to 310,000 barrels per day in November.
9%, or 1.54 million barrels per day, of global refined product imports, crossed the Suez Canal last year, according to Kepler. Naphtha, a feedstock for the plastics industry, makes up a large portion of the refined product supply that uses the canal.

Two distillate tankers loaded with diesel and aviation fuel were waiting for Thursday to sail towards the Mediterranean, while two tankers were waiting for Nafta to set sail east.

the Suez Canal is trying to rescue a container ship that has obstructed navigation

The Suez Canal Authority is working to rescue and float the giant Panamanian container ship EVER GIVEN, which ran aground on Wednesday morning and caused the disruption of shipping traffic.

Lieutenant-General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said in a statement that the rescue units and the authority’s tugs are continuing efforts to rescue and float the ship that ran aground during its passage to the Suez Canal within the southern convoy on its journey coming from China and bound for Rotterdam.

The head of the authority confirmed that the navigation movement has returned and organized again in the canal, seeking by the authority to ensure the regularity of navigation and serve the global trade traffic.

According to a statement issued by the Suez Canal Authority, the accident occurred on Tuesday morning, mainly due to the lack of visibility resulting from bad weather conditions, given that Egypt was passing through a dust storm, as the wind speed reached 40 knots, which led to the loss of the ability to steer the ship, and then its stranding .

Egypt… Details of saving a mermaid from certain death

In 10 minutes, the Egyptian Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with the civil society sector and those working in marine activities, succeeded in saving a mermaid from death, after the nets were suspended on the body of this animal, which is scientifically called “Dojong”, in the area of ​​Marsa Mubarak in the Red Sea.
And the Egyptian Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, announced the completion of the rescue operation and the withdrawal of the net stuck on the animal after a report was received from a tourist boat stating that there were nets on the body of the Dojung in the Morsi Mubarak area around the tail area, in order to immediately raise the state of readiness of the volunteers in the region and move with the participation of a number of guides.

The mermaid animal is considered an endangered marine animal, according to Dr. Mohamed Salem, head of the nature protection sector at the Ministry of Environment. This animal is considered one of the most important marine organisms in existence, indicating that the total number on the entire coast does not exceed 70 creatures.

Speaking to “Sky News Arabia”, Salem pointed out that its scarcity made it the focus of attention of the Ministry of Environmental Affairs and the Ministry, explaining that all the places of this object’s existence are known precisely to the Ministry’s bodies according to research efforts that are carefully implemented, in addition to identifying these organisms through a program. The Ministry follows it to identify all the animals on the Egyptian coast through markings on the tail and body, which are impossible to be repeated in more than one animal.

Suffering from poverty and horror…How will cannabis farmers in Morocco benefit from the license?

The legalization of this cultivation constitutes a lifeline for the inhabitants of large areas in northern Morocco, specifically in what is known as the historical regions in the regions of Chefchaouen and Al Hoceima, where this agriculture is the only economic activity in a region where poverty is widespread.

Abdullah Al-Jout, an association actor in the Chefchaouen region, told DW Arabia that the region needs something similar to the Marshall Plan to get it out of poverty, adding: “Poverty has been going on in the region for a while, but for three years it has worsened even more, as the debt accumulated to the point that half of the farmers did not They plant something, “and the association actor adds that” the quality “has recently turned into a” source of resentment “because farmers, under pressure of poverty, use hybrid seeds that have damaged the water balance and the environment, and the solution” will be nothing but legalization that encourages farmers to work in better conditions and use local seeds. Foundation”.

The aforementioned draft law was prepared by the Ministry of the Interior, which speaks in its memorandum addressed to the Council of Government, that this step comes in line with international law that authorized the use of the cannabis plant for medical and industrial purposes, highlighting that Morocco needs to qualify its local legislation in order to attract international investments, and the government postponed Trading in the project for the next week.

A project to end horror

The project shows an urgent need to stop the specter of arrest that haunts farmers’ activity in the area, as media reports indicate that the number of farmers wanted for justice is estimated at tens of thousands of whom have been arrested and sentenced. There is a law promulgated in 1974 penalizing plant production with heavy fines and imprisonment of up to 10 years.

“Rationing will make the life of terror come to an end, as a letter from an unknown person against one of the farmers is enough for the latter to find himself facing legal accountability,” says Abdullah Al-Jout. Farmers from the region have previously told the media about being blackmailed in exchange for turning a blind eye to their cultivation, just as the opposition Authenticity and Modernity Party had previously demanded a blanket amnesty for these follower farmers.

Amr Diab leads the trend with pictures with the presenter, Anji Kiwan

Amr Diab led the trend, after the spread of his pictures with the broadcaster Engy Kiwan, which raised questions from his fans about the reasons for these pictures, and sources confirmed that the pictures are due to the scenes of a new advertisement for him in Dubai.

Some of Amr Diab’s fans expected that the pictures will be among the scenes of his filming one of his new clips, especially since he released his album “Ya Ana Ya La” during the last period, and it met with great success.

Amr Diab is spending his current vacation in Dubai, and from time to time his followers and fans share a shot of him accompanied by his friends in the Emirati city, and he had published a new photo through his personal account on the Instagram site, through which he appeared driving his car in the streets of the United Arab Emirates.

Amr Diab had shared his fans and fans through his personal account on the social networking site Instagram, a video clip revealing the scenes of his last concert that he performed in the United Arab Emirates, within the activities of the shopping festival, where the video documented the extent of the audience’s interaction with him during the ceremony, along with the appearance of his daughter Kenzi and his son Abdullah with him On stage, his account commented on the video saying: “Summary of the Dubai 2021 concert … the summary of Amr Diab’s concert at Dubai International Stadium.”

Nine Arab films are competing for the 78th Golden Globe Awards

139 non-English films, from 77 countries in the world, are competing for the “Golden Globe” award for the category of films in a foreign language that it awards in its 78th session, whose concert was postponed to next February 28 due to the Corona epidemic, after it was held annually in January.

This year’s edition, according to what was published on the award’s website, which is usually held one month before the Oscars ceremony, which was in turn postponed to next April 25, is characterized by a large number of foreign films eligible to participate, especially since 37 of them directed or participated in its directed by women. The award’s fans and movie fans are waiting for the award to announce the shortlist of nominees for the prizes on February 3.

The conditions for qualifying films this year witnessed several changes due to the repercussions of Corona, as the film must be released in a foreign language in a commercial form in any country (not limited to the country of origin) and in any medium or format, including cinemas, TV, VOD or broadcast platforms. Or CDs. As for the release dates, they must be within the last 17 months, and there is no requirement for one film to participate in each country.

Nine Arab films qualified to compete for the best film in a foreign language, including “Mosul” the Iraqi American, “French-Algerian” DNA, the Palestinian “Between Heaven and Earth”, the Jordanian “200 meters”, the Sudanese “You will die at twenty” and the Tunisian. The man who sold his back, “and from Lebanon the films” Broken Keys “,” Bring Up with Your Glory, “and the Moroccan,” Oliver Asmar. “

Mayin and its Algerian roots
In the film “DNA”, French-Algerian actress and director Mayine search for her Algerian roots in a dramatic fictional and non-documentary form, as she told the Golden Globe: “I tell part of my story in the film while searching for my culture and my origins.”

“After the death of my Algerian grandfather, whose story is similar to the story of the film, I began to really live with those who passed away, and I ask myself what the dead can leave for us, and how do we live once they leave, so these ideas became an obsession and exacerbated my need to make this film.”

“DNA” tells the story of a divorced woman with 3 children, who collapses after the death of her grandfather, the Emir of an Algerian immigrant who settled in France in the early 1960s. This grandfather was the safety valve for the heroine who comes from a disjointed family.

ISIS through American eyes
“Mosul”, which is currently showing on “Netflix”, is the first Arabic-language film to be produced in Hollywood, starring Iraqi actor Suhail Dabaj, Jordanian actor Isaac Elias, Tunisian Adam Bisa, directed by Matthew Michael Karnahan, and produced by the American brothers Anthony and Joseph Russo.

The events of the film, which were filmed in Morocco, take place in an atmosphere of wars and battles that are led by 3 main men who are fighters in the Iraqi Rapid Intervention Forces, in Nineveh Governorate, which was famous for its confrontation and victory over ISIS.

‘Broken keys’
Two films from Lebanon have qualified, the first entitled “The Broken Keys” by director Jimmy Keyrouz, and it tells a semi-fictional story, where the hero who lost his entire family at the hands of ISIS decides to recover the piano he inherited from his talented musician mother who was killed by the militants.

The film he chose was launched from the border region between Mosul in Iraq and Deir Ezzor in Syria, depicting how “ISIS” changed the customs and traditions of people, imposing an extremist siege on all levels.

The second film is “C-Section”, known commercially as “Brboa with Your Glory,” directed by David Oryan, and starring Gabriel Yammine, Ammar Shalak, Pamela Elkik, Shady Haddad, and Rola Bessamati who also participate in “Keys Broken”.

In an Italian-style comic, the film tells the separate stories of four married people of different social and class backgrounds, united by fate in one maternity hospital, where wives give birth to their children and where things get completely out of control.

The director told the Golden Globe: “For me, the film is a microcosm of contemporary Lebanon and it is a melting pot of ethnic, religious and cultural elements, which are divided economically and classically.

“Between earth and sky”
The events of “Between Heaven and Earth”, by Palestinian director Najwa Najjar, and starring Mona Hawa and Firas Nassar, whose events are inspired by a true story, revolving around a couple who live in the occupied West Bank and stand on the threshold of separation, so the husband obtains a 3-day permit to cross Israeli checkpoints and go to the city Nazareth to complete the divorce proceedings.

In the family context and the tragedies of crossings and borders, the Jordanian film “200 meters” by Palestinian director Amin Nayfa deals with the story of a Palestinian family separated by the Israeli Apartheid Wall, where the father lives on the Palestinian side, and the mother and children are on the Israeli side. One day, one of the sons enters the hospital when he is only 200 meters from his father. The father tries to reach him, but he needs to travel on a journey that extends to two hundred kilometers.

Ali Suleiman, Lana Zureik, Samia Al-Bakri, Ghassan Abbas, Nabil Al-Rahi, Moataz Malhees, Ghassan Al-Ashqar, Anna Amtenberger and Mahmoud Abu Aita participated in the cast. The filming of the film focused on Tulkarm, in addition to scenes in Jenin and Ramallah. The film will represent Jordan in the competition for the Oscar for a best foreign film in the 93rd edition.

First Sudanese participation
“You will die at twenty” is the first Sudanese movie to qualify for the “Golden Globe” list, and it is also the first film to be released in the country since 1989 due to the suffocating rule that suppressed cultural and artistic life.

The film deals with a bold story that criticizes the influence of popular and Sufi beliefs on society, through a child born in a village in Sudan, and his mother carried him to one of the sheikhs to bless him, but the surprise was in the sheikh’s prediction that the infant will die when he reaches the age of twenty.

The Sudanese director, residing in the Emirates, Amjad Abu Al-Ela, depicts the life of a miserable, anxious mother who lived all her life wearing black in mourning for her son who is still alive, as well as the son lived in the confinement of the prophecy that prevented him from enjoying anything in the world, even the only girl who loved and loved him.

Asylum in a Tunisian movie
From Tunisia, director Kawthar Ben Haniyeh’s film “The Man Who Sold His Back”, qualified for the “Golden Globe”, after it was shown for the first time at the Venice Film Festival.

The film narrates the suffering of Syrian refugees, the journeys of torment between more than one country, the dream of reaching Europe, the cruel dream that turns into a nightmare after arriving in her country.

The film shows the physical and material exploitation of refugees and how racist practices are practiced against them that are inconsistent with human rights principles. It stars Yahya Mahaini and Dia Lien, as well as Italian actress Monica Bellucci and Belgian actor Quinn de Boe.

Oliver Moroccan and trafficking in evil

Moroccan film “Oliver Al Asmar”, directed by Tawfiq Baba, and starring Senegalese actor Modou Mbou, in addition to the actors Hassan Rishoy, Ilham Ojri and Mohamed Al Kashir, qualified for the “Golden Globe” list.

The film sheds light on the issue of human trafficking through the story of a young African who aspires to realize his dream to reach Morocco and work in the circus field, but he gets lost in an endless and harsh desert with no water or food, and he embarks on an exciting journey full of difficulties in order to survive on Alive.

Egypt turns the tables on Slovenia and qualifies for the World Cup quarter-finals

The Egyptian national team managed to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Handball Championship, which is currently being held in Egypt, after turning the tables on its Slovenian counterpart, scoring a fair score of 25-25, for the matches of the last round of the fourth group of the main round.

The Egyptian national team ended the first half 8-12 late, before Al-Ahmar’s companions turned the tables on Slovenia in the second half by achieving a draw and qualifying in an official capacity for the quarter-finals.

The Egyptian national team was able to raise its score to the seventh point at the top of the standings, waiting for the result of the match between Sweden and the Russian Federation to know the final position of the Pharaohs.

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