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Cairo International Film Festival Highlights

SATURDAY Indigenes (Algeria) The 2006 Cannes winner for best ensemble male cast tells the forgotten true story of the bravery of four Algerian WW II soldiers fighting the Nazis for the French army, while battling racial discrimination from their fellow comrades. A likely Oscar contender for next year’s best foreign film, the movie became a …

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Cairo International Film Festival: Today's highlights

Zuzu Angel (Brazil)Zuzu Angel was an iconic fashion designer during the 70 s. Her works were applauded in New York, Madrid and, of course, Rio De Janeiro. Her happy and uplifting style still defines Brazilian fashion, even three decades after her tragic demise. This movie, brought up by Sergio Rezende, of Canudos and Lamarca fame, …

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Taxi, would you not take me there please

Word on the street tells you where not to go in a taxi CAIRO: Driving a taxi has got to be one of the most tiring jobs in Cairo. As passengers, if we find out that a taxi driver unwilling to drive us to our destination, we are inclined to pour curses on him. But …

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AUC to announce the recipient of the Mahfouz Medal for Literature

CAIRO: The American University in Cairo (AUC) Press will announce the winner of the 2006 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature on Dec. 11, 2006, in AUC’s Oriental Hall. The award will be presented by Mr. David Arnold, president of the American University in Cairo. The Mahfouz Medal is awarded every year by a distinguished panel …

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Security critical modern financial systems

Mediterranean Smart Cards Company provides important checks, balances to Egypt’s financial infrastructure CAIRO: Like many developing countries, Egypt is on its way to fully comprehending that modern financial systems – with the right security in place – are worthy of significantly more trust and comfort than cash. Key elements of such a secure financial infrastructure …

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Egypt's Consumer Spending on the Rise

Credit bureau and electronic payment critical in supporting sound credit decisions CAIRO: The establishment of a credit bureau and the increasing use of electronic payments are two important factors that support sound credit decisions to help spur consumer spending, which in turn leads to higher levels of economic growth for Egypt. In the Al Mal …

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Sampling the treats offered by Taba Heights resort

CAIRO: Egyptian holidaymakers who head to the Red Sea resort towns of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh often overlook Taba. Though the border town has always lured its share of tourists with its quiet beaches, clear waters, and desert trails, it’s only recently that hotel chains have begun to lay down their foundations in the surrounding …

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Agenda

Art: Isabel Castiho A native of Brazil, Isabel Castiho has been painting since 1989, and some of her work is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sao Paulo. In 1998, she married the Consul General of Spain in Sao Paulo and followed her husband to New York, Spain, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and …

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A Lens to the Past: The women's advocate

A group of women gather at Hoda Shaarawi s home in Cairo, taken by Riad Chehata. As a leading advocate of women s rights in Egypt, Shaarawi organized the Mubarrat Mohamed Ali, a women s social service organization, in 1909 and the Union of Educated Egyptian Women in 1914. She led the first women s …

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'They must have seen Americans as strange liberators'

King memorial arouses the question of whether his legacy has been forgotten Thousands of people gathered on Nov. 13, in Washington’s National Mall to inaugurate a memorial to honor the African-American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., most notably known for his inspiring “I Have A Dream speech, delivered in Washington in 1963. That …

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Egyptian police find more weapons in Sinai

Israeli innuendo and concern for Sinai security fuel stepped up efforts to secure area ISMAILIA: Two days after an Israeli minister accused Cairo of not providing enough security along the border with Gaza, Egyptian police found at least two tons of explosives in the Gebel Maghara area in the northern Sinai Peninsula and also large …

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Naeem Holding Lists on Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchange

Leading Investment Bank Sets Stake in Egypt, Gears Up to Become the Gateway for Arab Funds to the Middle East and Abroad CAIRO: Naeem Holding will officially begin trading tomorrow on the Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchange (Case), marking a major milestone as the investment bank gears up to become the Middle East’s leading financial …

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Egyptian police find more weapons in Sinai

Israeli innuendo and concern for Sinai security fuel stepped up efforts to secure area ISMAILIA: Two days after an Israeli minister accused Cairo of not providing enough security along the border with Gaza, Egyptian police found at least two tons of explosives in the Gebel Maghara area in the northern Sinai Peninsula and also large …

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High-growth companies selected for venture capital investment

Egypt s Technology Development Fund backs top early-stage IT companies as they expand to the international market DUBAI: The Technology Development Fund (TDF), a venture capital fund propelling the growth of innovative, early-stage Egyptian companies in the field of information technology, has selected nine companies exhibiting well-researched, viable and innovative plans for inclusion in the …

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Innovative delivery of financial consulting

Launch of Maadi Branch Shows Allianz Egypt’s Continued Customer Focus As the next step in a continued emphasis on customer needs, Allianz Egypt this week launched the expansion of its operations to ensure that Maadi residents have access to sound, comprehensive financial consulting services to meet their long-term goals. The new branch not only provides …

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A LENS TO THE PAST: The Egyptian Cinderella

As King Farouk’s second wife, Nariman Sadiq (Oct. 31, 1933-Feb. 16, 2005) – the daughter of Husain Fahmi Sadiq Bey, a high-ranking official in the Egyptian government, and his wife Asila Kamil – was the last Queen of Egypt. Farouk divorced his first wife, Queen Farida, in 1948, after a ten-year marriage in which she …

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For Those Looking for a Healthy Snack . Opt For Danette

Danette . A Blend of Nutrition and Pleasure As part of its efforts to offer healthy and nutritious products to Egyptian families, Danone now presents Danette, its world-leading brand in the healthy dessert segment. Danette seeks to solve the everyday dilemma that mothers face with their children when they attempt to offer them healthy and …

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The great debate: what is the optimal weight loss diet?

New Harvard research shows that low carb, high-fat diet doesn’t increase risk of heart disease CAIRO: Going on a diet these days is no simple feat, aside from an infinite supply of will power, you need to learn to eat correctly to optimize weight loss. With rows and rows of diet books stacked on bookstore …

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A continent apart

Film festival offers first chance to view some of Australia’s contemporary films Often overlooked, the Australian industry is famous for the stars it has launched in Hollywood rather than the undervalued contribution to world cinema. As a reminder, and possibly an introduction for some, the Australian Embassy in Cairo is hosting a film festival at …

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