Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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The world mourns Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth

Announcements of obituary follow from world leaders on the death of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier praised the late Prince’s role in the reconciliation between Germany and Britain. Several countries announced their flags at half-mast.

The British Weapons College said that Prince Philip’s funeral will not be official and that his body will not be recorded so that the public can take a final look at him before the funeral, and added that the ceremony has been modified in light of the restrictions imposed to combat the Corona epidemic.

The college continued: “The funeral will not be formal and the body will not be placed in an open coffin. The body of His Royal Highness will lie in Windsor Castle before the funeral in St. George’s Church. These arrangements are consistent with tradition and with the wishes of His Highness.” “Funeral arrangements have been modified in light of the prevailing circumstances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and unfortunately, we ask people not to attend or participate in any funeral-related events,” she added.

The Queen’s unwavering supporter
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered his condolences on the death of Prince Philip, saying that Britain “will give thanks, as a country and a kingdom for his extraordinary life and work,” adding, “We remember the Duke … above all for his unwavering support to Her Majesty, not only as a companion who stood up to By her side every day of her reign, but also as a husband. She has had strength and support for more than 70 years. And I say to Her Majesty the Queen and her family: The hearts of our country are with you today. ”

Flags at half-mast in New Zealand, Australia and Norway
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed her condolences on the death of the Prince, on behalf of the Commonwealth country. Ardern was quoted as saying that “Prince Philip will be remembered fondly for the courage he has given to so many young New Zealanders through the (Hillary) Prize that the Duke of Edinburgh received,” referring to a youth program launched by the Prince. Ardern ordered the flags to be flown at half-mast on all government buildings and on navy ships, according to the statement.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison joined world leaders in the memorial service for Prince Philip. “Australians send their love and warmest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the royal family,” Morrison wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “He (Prince Philip) embodied a generation that we will never see again.” Morrison announced that flags will be lowered at half-mast in Australia “in honor of His Royal Highness.”

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.”

Meghan Markle’s father asks to meet Oprah Winfrey

The Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas Markle, says he is currently ready to talk to Oprah Winfrey, in a format similar to the recent interview with Prince Harry and his wife Markle.

The father reportedly delivered a message to a talk show host and media mogul hoping to sit down with him after her surprise encounter with his daughter Megan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry.

According to a report in the British newspaper “The Sun”, Markle was said to have gone over the weekend to Winfrey’s home in Montecito, California, and handed a note to her security guard that reportedly requested an interview with him about his relationship with his daughter Megan. However, no statement was made by Winfrey regarding the interview request.

According to the circulating news, Meghan’s father, who is a retired lighting manager in Hollywood, 76, has not spoken to his daughter since before her marriage to Prince Harry, nor has he ever met his daughter-in-law or grandson Archie.

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.

American newspaper: Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and his wife is not free

The American “Wall Street Journal” revealed that “CBS” had paid a large sum of money in exchange for the rights of the expected interview with Britain’s Prince Harry and his American wife, Megan Markle.

The US channel paid a sum of $ 7- 9 million to private media production company, Oprah Winfrey, to win the rights to broadcast the interview.

A spokeswoman for Harry and Megan revealed that the couple were not compensated for the interview.

According to the agreement concluded with Winfrey, the “CBS” network owns the rights of the interview in the global markets, as the interview will be broadcast, on Monday, on the “ITV” channel in Britain, for an unspecified sum of money.

The highly anticipated interview is scheduled to be published later, on Sunday evening, at prime time, after the well-known program “60 Minutes”.

Choosing this date is not in vain. Sunday nights are the times that most Americans watch TV, especially CBS, according to Sky News Arabia.

Thrilling to the fans, CBS broadcast small clips of the interview, which will last for two hours.

It is these details that Winfrey contacted Meghan Markle before her wedding in 2020, to conduct an interview, a request that was rejected.

Megan also accused Buckingham Palace of “inculcating slanders” about her and her husband, and said that they would not refrain from publishing their version of events.

The royal palace said it was “extremely concerned” by reports in “The Times” that said Megan had bullied aides who worked with her two years ago.

But the couple denied the matter, which increases the importance of the interview, which will reveal the secrets of the relationship in the royal family in Britain.

The TV interview is the first since Harry and Meghan left royal duties and bought a home in the United States last year.

Harry and Meghan are officially out of the royal family

A year after they quit their royal duties, Prince Harry will give up his honorary military appointments and patronage, having assured Queen Elizabeth II that he and his wife Megan Markle will no longer be serving members of the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they are formally known, has since embarked on a new life involving several commercial ventures in the United States, and they now live in California.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sitting next to Ross Kemp cheer on a wedding proposal as they attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 5, 2020, in London, England. Their Royal Highnesses will celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the last year. (Photo by Paul Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan announced in January last year that they had left the royal family, and this measure comes after they announced at the beginning of the same month their intention to leave and be financially independent and divide their time between Canada and the United Kingdom. The couple’s agreement with Buckingham Palace expires on March 31, 2021.

The Duke of Sussex will lose his military titles, while his wife will lose her sponsorship of charitable activities, according to a royal palace statement that said, “Everyone is sad about this decision.”

“The Queen has written an affirmation that by giving up the business of the royal family, the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service cannot be continued,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday.

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