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Cairo : 2011 International Conference on Oil, Gas and Environment

Cairo : 2011 International Conference on Oil, Gas and Environment | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Cairo, October 21-22, 2011

 

The aim of the ICOGE conference series is to provide a forum for laying the foundations of a new principled approach to Oil, Gas and Environment. To this end, the meeting aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between different research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications.

The ICOGE 2011 is sponsored by Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES). Submitted conference papers will be reviewed by technical committees of the Conference.

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In Mina's death, some see spark for a second revolution

In Mina's death, some see spark for a second revolution | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Mina Daniel, a 20-year-old Coptic Christian, protested for more than a year against poverty, human rights abuses and discrimination. He became one of the young leaders of the revolution that toppled Egypt’s president in February.

His courage earned him respect from fellow revolutionaries and cost him two bullet wounds. His revolutionary spirit prompted him to grow a beard like Argentine Marxist icon Che Guevara." (Leila Fadel/The Washington Post)

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Hot debate over Nile River’s energy usage

Hot debate over Nile River’s energy usage | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Countries in East and Central Africa have agreed to use the waters of the River Nile to generate power, but are facing resistance from Sudan and Egypt, who are raising concerns about water security.

Nile Technical Advisory Committee chairperson Fred Mwango told a Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) meeting here that Egypt and Sudan were still wary of water security due to their countries' geographic locations.

Stretching more than 6,600km from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean, the Nile is a vital water and energy source for the nine countries through which it flows." (ESI Africa)

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Activists 'ready to die for Egypt' post their will on Twitter

Activists 'ready to die for Egypt' post their will on Twitter | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"In a campaign called “Martyrs in demand...write your will against the military,” activists on Twitter encouraged all revolutionaries to post their will on the social networking site Monday and Tuesday.

The activists, who began the campaign, said they drew their inspiration from young activist Mina Daniel who was killed during the violent attack on demonstrators at Maspero, which left at least 25 dead. Speaking to friends in the wake of the 18-day uprising, Daniel stated that if he was do die, his “will” is that his friends march his coffin to Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian Revolution. And so, his friends decided to do exactly that after his funeral last week." (Ahram Online)

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Expert makes case for engaging residents in urban planning

Expert makes case for engaging residents in urban planning | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"In an attempt to address various issues facing the urban development of Cairo, the Institut Francais d’Egypte has been hosting a series of lectures by international experts.

During the final installment Sunday night, South African expert Carin Smuts examined sustainability as a tool for empowerment and community integration, rather than governance and urban management." (Steven Viney/al-Masry al-Youm)

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Sinai gold that could bring Egypt billions

Sinai gold that could bring Egypt billions | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The fall of Hosni Mubarak could trigger an Egyptian gold boom as the government looks to carve up precious reserves in the Sinai desert which have remained untapped for decades. Officials have known about the potential for finding gold in Egypt's mountain wilderness for years, yet a combination of security concerns and the complicated mining process have so far hampered serious progress.

Egyptian mining chiefs now plan to invite investors to carry out gold exploration in the Sinai – an area which was once occupied by the Israelis during the 1970s and which has been plagued by security problems since the uprising which toppled Mr Mubarak." (The Independent)

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"Modern Evaluation Of The Great Pyramid" (Samuel Laboy)

"Engineer Samuel Laboy designed a geometrical dimensionless plan for a Great Pyramid's model, independently from the Great Pyramid's dimensions and properties, using no numbers, formulas or calculations. This dimensionless design seems curious and interesting. However, when he calculates the dimensions created in his pyramid's model, using just a single number, and every section is compared with the Great Pyramid's structure built by the Egyptian Engineers, that he definitely proves that both designs are exactly equal in all their sections."

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Revue "Égypte Monde arabe" n°7 : "Fabrique des élections"

Revue "Égypte Monde arabe" n°7 : "Fabrique des élections" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Ouvrage collectif dirigé par Florian Kohstall et Frédéric Vairel.

Editions du Centre d'Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ), le Caire, 2011

 

Sommaire :

- Les élections législatives et présidentielles en Égypte de 2005 à 2010
- Corrompre, fidéliser : Les ressorts « légitimes » de la compétition électorale égyptienne
- Représentation du rôle du député chez les lecteurs égyptiens : le cas des circonscriptions 24 et 25 de Hélouane
- La concurrence interne au Parti national démocrate égyptien
- Les coptes à la marge
- Les juges et la supervision des élections de 2005
- Une presse en campagne : la « presse nationale » et l’élection présidentielle égyptienne
- Les Frères musulmans et les médias aux élections parlementaires de 2005 : le cas d’Alexandrie
- Splendeurs et misères du clientélisme

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Egipto admite la "observación" internacional de los próximos comicios

Egipto admite la "observación" internacional de los próximos comicios | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"La Comisión Suprema Electoral de Egipto anunció hoy que aprueba la participación de observadores internacionales en las elecciones legislativas, previstas a partir del próximo 28 de noviembre, informó la agencia oficial de noticias local MENA.

La comisión reconoció el derecho de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil internacional a "seguir" el proceso electoral, aunque el presidente de la comisión electoral, el juez Abdelmuiz Ibrahim, quiso precisar que en ningún caso se considerará "supervisión". (LaVanguardia.com)

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Exposicion Egipto la mirada romantica (Museo Romano Oiasso, Irún)

Exposicion Egipto la mirada romantica (Museo Romano Oiasso, Irún) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

OIASSO Musée Romain
c/ Eskoleta, 1 - 20302 IRUN

24 junio - 20 noviembre 2011

 

"El coleccionista eibarrés Santi Entrena participa con su colección privada en la exposición ‘Egipto. La mirada romántica’ que se encuentra expuesta hasta el día 20 de noviembre en la sala multiusos del Museo Romano Oiasso de Irun.

Por primera vez, se reúnen en esta muestra las dos únicas colecciones privadas existentes en el País Vasco, una propiedad de Santiago Entrena Gil y otra de José María Ortuondo, además de una representación del Museo etnográfico de Bilbao y del Museo San Telmo de San Sebastián."

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Contre-révolution et « question copte »

Contre-révolution et « question copte » | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"A quelques semaines des élections législatives, les tensions politiques et sécuritaires dont l'Egypte a été témoin ces derniers jours, les attaques contre des milliers de manifestants coptes dans les rues du Caire soulèvent un certain nombre de questions sur ce qui pourrait ressembler à un effet « contre-révolution ». Elles lèvent également le voile sur les multiples facettes de la discrimination contre les coptes.  (...)

Après le printemps exceptionnel que l’Egypte a vécu, les enjeux et les défis sont énormes. Chaque partie va jouer de ses stratégies et alliances pour s’assurer une place conséquente dans le futur pouvoir. L’immense espoir réside dans la jeunesse « révolutionnaire » qui s’est engagée à ne plus jamais céder à un pouvoir qui s’écarterait de la voie démocratique. Elle s’engage à reprendre possession de la place Tahrir et des autres places à chaque fois qu’il sera nécessaire de s’élever contre la monopolisation du pouvoir ou contre toute tentative de couper l’Etat de sa société…" (Nadia Aissaoui et Ziad Majed pour Mediapart.fr)

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Longest Egyptian wall opposing Maspiro clashes

Longest Egyptian wall opposing Maspiro clashes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egyptian Artificial Group established a mobile wall, 25 meters long, during Tahrir Square’s celebration in opposition of the Maspiro clashes. The wall is longest mobile wall in Egypt.

One of the youth, Ahmed Bero, said they built this wall to express their opposition against sectarian strife, which has no place in the Egyptian society." (Enas al-Sjeikh/Youm7)

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Gameela Ismail hopes for Egypt’s future

Gameela Ismail hopes for Egypt’s future | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Widely recognized for being an outspoken anti-regime force during Hosni Mubarak’s rule, Gameela Ismail continues her battle to end corruption and promote human and civil rights in Egypt.

Today, with Mubarak no longer in power, Ismail still challenges the authorities responsible for the atrocities committed against Egyptians. (...)

Ismail has been a vocal critic of the injustices of the Egyptian government, which brought her under much criticism and scrutiny. As Egypt struggles to form a new government, however, she has refused to back down." (Menna Amr/Bikya Masr)

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Las excavaciones de la Universidad de Jaén en Egipto se trasladan al Campus de las Lagunillas

Las excavaciones de la Universidad de Jaén en Egipto se trasladan al Campus de las Lagunillas | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Un grupo de arqueólogos de la Universidad de Jaén (UJA) fue el artífice del descubrimiento de una necrópolis con cuatro milenios de historia en la ciudad egipcia de Asuán. Un hallazgo para la historia y la arqueología que, ahora, se traslada al jiennense Campus de las Lagunillas.

Tres años después de que los universitarios de Jaén hicieran historia, una muestra fotográfica exhibe los duros trabajos de la excavación, así como parte de sus resultados, en la comunidad académica que les vio partir."  (Mª Amelia Brenes/elmundo.es)

 

Merci à Ushebtis Egipcios pour ce lien)

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Eligible voters who abstain will be fined, says electoral commission

Eligible voters who abstain will be fined, says electoral commission | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Eligible Egyptian voters who abstain from voting in the upcoming elections will be fined LE 500, head of the Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC), Councilor Abdel-Moez Ibrahim, said Monday in a conference.

Mazen Hassan, professor of electoral systems at Cairo University, said this unnecessary step would penalize those who do not want to vote because they have little faith in any candidate to develop the country.

While this system is used in several European countries to encourage a higher percentage of voters, "the [March] referendum saw a good turnout; I don't believe we need this measure," Hassan told." (Heba Fahmy/Daily News Egypt)

 

 

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Anti-army blogger Maikel Nabil threatens to commit suicide

Anti-army blogger Maikel Nabil threatens to commit suicide | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"A day ahead of the retrial of Maikel Nabil in a military court, his younger brother, Mark, has expressed his fear that the detained blogger will die in prison. He said that Maikel threatened to commit suicide if he is not released from prison.
“Now that he has threatened to commit suicide, we are afraid that the military will kill him and then wipe their hands clean of his blood by saying that he killed himself,” Mark said." (Sarah Raslan/Ahram Online)

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Egypt eyes green and sustainable tourism

"Egypt will establish a department in the Ministry of Tourism to promote green and sustainable development, it was announced on Monday.

The decision, taken by minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, is part of a long-term plan to promote environmentally-friendly practices in the tourism sector, which was worth around $11 billion to Egypt's economy before the revolution.

In a similar move, Abdel Nour met with a delegation from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) to discuss German finance for the 'green' conversion of a number of hotels in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh." (Ahram Online)

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Secrets Of An Ancient Harbor

"Since 2003, Professor [Kathryn] Bard has been excavating at Mersa Gawasis on the Red Sea, the site of an ancient harbor. It was from this site, experts believed, that the pharaohs had launched their trading expeditions to the mysterious land of Punt (POO-nt). (...)

Professor Bard's excavations revealed that the harbor at Mersa Gawasis, which the Egyptians called Saww, was never permanently inhabited in ancient times, as there was no nearby source of fresh water. Instead, when an expedition set out, a whole caravan traveled across the desert carrying laborers, sailors, supervising scribes, supplies, and disassembled sailing ships.

At Saww, the ships were rebuilt and launched on ramps of carved stone that Professor Bard's team has discovered. The harbor was then abandoned until the ships were due to come home. Because the area was so inhospitable and the journey to Punt so long, the harbor was probably only used for at most 15 expeditions over the course of 200 years." (Zoe P. Strassfield/The Huffington Post)

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Egyptian vowel reconstruction and other gripes

Egyptian vowel reconstruction and other gripes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Occam's Razor is a valuable tool to the student and scholar. It forces us to think hard about the assumptions we hold on to and whether they are absolutely justified or whether there's room for doubt. Linguistics seems to be one of those studies where this methodical principle is still not respected to the level that it should be and, as a result, there are many ancient languages being reconstructed with too much artistic flair to properly reflect the data." (Paleoglot)

 

Thanks to Vincent Brown for this link

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Geologist Discovers a New Underground River in Egypt

Geologist Discovers a New Underground River in Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Prominent geologist, Khalid Awada is to hold an international press conference on Tuesday (18/19/11) on his discovery of a new underground river flowing through Niger, Chad, Libya, and the Egyptian Western desert into Egypt, sources said.
“The newly discovered river is expected to transform the entire agricultural map of Egypt and solve the water irrigation problem,” said the sources." (25TV)

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Une histoire de l’Égypte tardive : le témoignage des monnaies

Conférence donnée par Thomas Faucher

Institut français d'archéologie orientale — 37, rue al-Cheikh Ali Youssef B.P. 11562 Qasr al-Aïny 11441 Le Caire

19 octobre 2011 - 18h00

 

"...il faut attendre le IVe siècle avant notre ère pour voir les premières monnaies circuler à l’intérieur [de l'Egypte]. Servant à tous, du monarque aux plus pauvres, la monnaie donne à l’historien divers angles d’approche : social, économique et culturel.
En or, en argent ou en bronze, le numéraire voyage et apporte des informations sur les populations l’utilisant, qu’elles soient égyptiennes, grecques ou romaines. A côté des aspects techniques de sa production, qui nous renseignent sur l’extraction du minerai et l’artisanat du métal, les textes nous éclairent sur son emploi notamment à travers le paiement des taxes."

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SCA employees' undergo pay review

"Mostafa Amine, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has assigned Amine Osman to head a legal and administrative committee to inspect the contracts of all staff employed on flagship projects, such as the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum overlooking the Giza plateau, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation and the Nubian Antiquities Fund." (Nevine El-Aref/Ahram Online)

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Les premières écritures en Mésopotamie et en Égypte

Les premières écritures en Mésopotamie et en Égypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"C’est au Moyen-Orient, plus particulièrement au sud de l’Irak actuel, sur une terre marécageuse baignée de soleil, que l’on appel le pays de Sumer, que naît l’écriture vers 3200 av. notre ère. (...)

En Egypte, les plus anciens hiéroglyphes apparaissent environ un siècle plus tard qu’en Mésopotamie, vers 3100 av. notre ère. Cette écriture, demeurée célèbre, utilise des dessins représentant directement un nom, un mot, une expression ou bien encore un signe phonétique." (Maximilien Lormier/Suite 101)

 

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Opinion : Egypt on the brink

Opinion : Egypt on the brink | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Despite the people’s continuous manifestation of their right to have freedom of expression by holding demonstrations, the official mindset continues to reject such a means of expressing opinion and considers it a threat to the public security. (...)

Now, more and more people are convinced of the necessity of speeding up with holding the parliamentary and presidential elections so as to cut short the transitional period under the rule of SCAF. Nevertheless, this should not mean continuing to delay solving some chronic problems destabilising the country such as that of the Copts’ right to build churches and protecting their places of worship.
The most important step now is to hasten in punishing anyone attacking a church or a mosque and enforcing the rule of law on those transgressors so as to defuse tension and lessen the sense of discrimination growing in the minds of Copts in Egypt." (Manal Abdul Aziz/The Egyptian Gazette)

 

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Medicine and Mysteries : Case Studies in Mummy Forensics

Medicine and Mysteries : Case Studies in Mummy Forensics | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Medicine and Mysteries is a sneak preview of the much larger mummies section coming to Em Hotep. The format of the mummies section will be to present introductory summaries of relevant topics followed by video clips, followed by links to primary and secondary resources.
In this installment: The search for Nefertiti, mummies and heart disease, was Tut murdered, mummies and dental care, ancient brain surgery, tracking Lady Tahat and sexing Lady Hor.. Much more.." (Keith Payne/Em Hotep)

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