LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2018 (News Wires) — Paul McCartney is inviting fans on a musical journey as he prepares to release his 17th solo album.
The former Beatle, who turned 76 on Monday, announced on social media on Wednesday that “Egypt Station” will be released on Sept. 7. The title comes from the name of one of McCartney’s paintings and it will be McCartney’s first full album since “NEW” in 2013.
McCartney posted the singles “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me.”
In a statement, McCartney says he thinks of the album “as a dream location that the music emanates from.”
“Egypt Station” was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, England.
CAIRO, June 21, 2018 (MENA) – Environment Minister Yasmin Fuad on Thursday opened a three-day workshop on the integration of biological diversity into the sectors of energy, industry, mining, health and infrastructure.
The workshop will be attended by more than 70 experts from different countries and representatives of international organisations, industry and mining sectors and the ministries of petroleum and electricity and renewable energy.
The event is the first to be hosted by Egypt in preparation for the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, slated for November in Sharm El Sheikh with the participation of more than 196 countries.
Fuad said the workshop aims to review latest developments in the fields of energy, mining and infrastructure and their effects on biological diversity and to promote cooperation between the respective ministries.
It also aims to highlight challenges and available opportunities for biological diversity integration in the aforementioned sectors under the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030, Fuad added.
CAIRO, June 21, 2018 (MENA) – Executive Chairwoman of the Engineering Export Council of Egypt (EEC) Maha Saleh said the council will organise a trade mission to Ivory Coast in July, as part of the trade ministry’s strategy to expand in the African market.
“The mission will include representatives of 18 companies of electric industries, car components and metalwork,” she told MENA.
Saleh pointed out that the EEC aims to increase exports to $3 billion by the end of 2018, noting that the trade sector’s exports have grown since the end of 2017.
The exports of engineering industries went up by 7.7% in the first four months of this year, amounting to $797 million compared to $740 million in the same period of the past year.
CAIRO, June 21, 2018 (MENA) - Egypt will have a holding company for investment in the fields of culture and the film industry upon a decision issued by Culture Minister Enas Abdel-Dayem.
The decision comes in light of the state's keeness to support culture and the film industry, the Ministry of Culture said in a press release on Wednesday.
"It comes also in view of efforts exerted to promote the artistic and professional levels; to revive the film industry ; to restructure the system of preserving the country's cultural legacy; and to enrich the work of the cultural and cinema community," added the statement.
The decision has been welcomed in the cultural and cinematic communities as it will promote the cultural movement at large in Egypt as part of the country's 2030 vision for sustainable development.
CAIRO, June 21, 2018 - The security troops killed 32 takfiris and arrested 12 others as part of the Sinai 2018 comprehensive operation in North and Central Sinai over the past few days, the army said in its 24th televised communiqué this morning.
The troops, comprising army and police forces, raided and destroyed 272 hideouts of takfiris, the communiqué said. The security forces seized arms, ammunitions, cash, military uniforms, PCs, telecommunication gadgets, cameras, explosives and some takfiri books, it said.
According to the army statement, a total of 84 wanted outlaws were detained in the raids. The air forces destroyed 21 targets in North Sinai, in addition to two vehicles carrying arms and ammunitions.
The security forces also detonated 15 improvised explosive devices and wiped out 28 bhang farms in the raids, it added.
Saint Petersburg, June 20, 2018 (News Wires0 - Russia’s delight in their home FIFA World Cup continued after a hotly-contested clash with Egypt burst into life in the second half.
After a frenetic opening period, lacking the chances the energy and endeavour warranted, Egypt captain Ahmed Fathi handed Russia a gift by deflecting into his own net – already the fifth own-goal at Russia 2018.
Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba then repeated their opening-match heroics by netting twice in three minutes to extinguish almost all of Egypt’s remaining hope.
Mohamed Salah struck from the penalty spot, but the Pharaohs must rely on Saudi Arabia doing them a favour to keep their slender chance of progression alive.
After a very even and intense opening, the tide turned with those goals straight after the break. Although the first was bad luck for the Egypt captain, after that there was nothing fortunate about Russia’s three-goal lead.
Two great moves sealed the victory: a beautiful run and a pass from Mario Fernandes to help Cheryshev score his third of the tournament, before some great technique from Dzyuba in the box capped off the night. Salah may have jangled some nerves, but the victory was deserved.?
It was a justified win for Russia and ultimately Egypt suffered a deserved defeat, having not produced what was necessary. Most of the players didn’t perform as expected and the goals came from some naive defensive mistakes.
Most importantly, the Egyptian team lacked the offensive courage needed. The performance did not reflect the importance of the game and leaves their second round hopes hanging by a thread.
“The game was 94 minutes, and we had 10 to 15 very bad minutes, and that was the reason we lost,” said Egypt’s Argentine manager, Héctor C?per.
“What would have happened if he (Salah) had been in top form in both matches?” C?per asked after Egypt’s loss on Tuesday. “That is very hard to say.”
He paused, gathered his thoughts, then added: “I always say, behind a brilliant player, or two brilliant players, there has to be a team.”
C?per, Salah and Egypt are now left with dreams of what might have been. With two losses in two games here, they have virtually no chance of advancing to the knockout round. All that remains, most likely, is a final group-stage match against Saudi Arabia on Monday.