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Alexandrie pleure la perte du cinéma historique Rialto

Alexandrie pleure la perte du cinéma historique Rialto | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

As I started to take snapshots of Alexandria's Rialto Cinema, which has now been demolished, I was stopped by a harsh voice, "No, no photos are taken here."

Indeed, "No photo" expresses how Egyptian heritage is being deleted from the urban landscape.

This is just an example of what Alexandria, Egypt's old cosmopolitan city and culture hub is going through these days. In a blink of an eye, one of the oldest cinemas, not only in Egypt but in the whole world, with its 1,205 seats vanished.

Rialto Cinema, located in 36 Safya Zaghloul Street, an area full of historical buildings and restaurants, was completely demolished last month by a new company, which bought the building.

The movie theatre enchanted the audience with films of the golden cinema era during a time when people dressed up in their evening gowns and enjoyed the glamour and magic of cinema.

The cinema was owned by a Greek resident of Alexandria who recently sold it to a real estate developer. The agreement was to renovate the cinema, as was done to Amir and Rio theatres. However, the Greek community was shocked to find the cinema demolished in order to build a 'Rialto' mall that will include a cinema.

Rialto Cinema was built in the late 19th century with distinguished art deco. Though there is no clear evidence on when exactly it was built, an old map of Alexandria posted on the Save Alexandria website, one of the largest initiatives that works to save the old city's inheritance and artistic legacy, marks Rialto's presence in the late 1930s.

"I grew up when the cinema was in its prime during the 1940s and 50s. I remember seeing renowned singers Abdel-Halim Hafez and Shadya, actors Kamal El-Shenawy and Faten Hamama as well as musical composer Farid El-Atrash attend the premiers of their films in this cinema," said Mohamed Abdel Baset, a seventy-year-old doorman in El-Raml neighbourhood.

The art of cinema is deeply rooted in the heart of the Mediterranean city that witnessed the first cinema screening in 1897, built the first cinema studio in 1907, and published the first cinema magazine in 1919.

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Maritime trading thrived in Egypt, even before Alexandria

Maritime trading thrived in Egypt, even before Alexandria | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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New research into Thonis-Heracleion, a sunken port-city that served as the gateway to Egypt in the first millennium BC, is being examined at an international conference at the University of Oxford. The port city, situated 6.5 kilometres off today’s coastline, was one of the biggest commercial hubs in the Mediterranean before the founding of Alexandria.
The Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Oxford is collaborating on the project with the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM) in cooperation with Egypt's Ministry of State for Antiquities.
This obligatory port of entry, known as ‘Thonis’ by the Egyptians and ‘Heracleion’ by the Greeks, was where seagoing ships are thought to have unloaded their cargoes to have them assessed by temple officials and taxes extracted before transferring them to Egyptian ships that went upriver. In the ports of the city, divers and researchers are currently examining 64 Egyptian ships, dating between the eighth and second centuries BC, many of which appear to have been deliberately sunk. Researchers say the ships were found beautifully preserved, l in the mud of the sea-bed. With 700 examples of different types of ancient anchor, the researchers believe this represents the largest nautical collection from the ancient world.

 

University of Oxford

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Hilton expands presence in Alexandria, Egypt

Hilton expands presence in Alexandria, Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the 158-room Hilton Alexandria Corniche following a major refurbishment programme.

The hotel represents the 19th upscale property in Egypt for Hilton Worldwide and its second in the city of Alexandria.

More on: http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/hilton-expands-presence-in-alexandria-egypt/

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"Du Nil à Alexandrie. Histoires d'eau" au Musée royal de Marlemont, du 20 avril au 29 septembre 2013

"Du Nil à Alexandrie. Histoires d'eau" au Musée royal de Marlemont, du 20 avril au 29 septembre 2013 | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Avec la fondation d’Alexandrie en 331, Alexandre le Grand ouvre la terre des pharaons sur le monde grec. La ville, qui abrita le Museion, la Bibliothèque et le célèbre Phare, va devenir pour plusieurs siècles la métropole économique et  culturelle la plus importante de la Méditerranée. Mais depuis sa création, elle est confrontée à un enjeu crucial : l’approvisionnement en eau douce... Pour en savoir plus...

Autour de l'exposition:Vernissage spécial pour les enfants: le samedi 20 avril de 16h30 à 20h30Visite guidée des expositions temporaires le premier dimanche du mois: 5 mai et 2 juin à 10h30Animation contée et visite guidée pour les familles le premier dimanche du mois: 5 mai et 2 juin à 14h30Visite et atelier pour les familles: mercredi 15 mai à 14hConférences: dimanches 21 avril et 26 mai

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Alexandria activists petition for military rule

Alexandria activists petition for military rule | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Activists in Alexandria claimed on Monday to have collected over 3,000 signatures on a petition asking for the Armed Forces to assume power of the country, in order to reverse the "bad political and economic conditions [in place] since President Mohamed Morsy took office."

A new group called the National Block for Revolutionary Movements said officials refuzed to notarize the petition, on the grounds that there were no instructions from the Justice Ministry on how to address such an issue.

 “We will [take the petition to] the Administrative Court,” said movement coordinator Ayman Ezz Eddin, threatening to appeal to international organizations if the court rejects their petition. “And we will collect more signatures from other governorates.”

“The campaign is an apology to the army for the insults it had to bear during its administration of the country in the transitional phase,” he added. “We want the army to be in charge until new presidential elections are held.”

The petition reads: "I hereby decide to grant authority to the Egyptian Armed Forces to manage the affairs of the country, given the economic, political and social problems Egypt is suffering due to poor political decisions taken by he whom the people had trusted. After the president broke his oath [of office], I have decided the Armed Forces should take over to protect the people and start a renaissance after the 25 January revolution."

The move to collect petitions to hand power over to the army started late last month in Suez, Port Said and Ismailia.

Residents of these governorates said they were fed up with political unrest, and frustrated by the month-long curfew Morsy imposed in January after deadly clashes broke out between protesters and police. The wave of violence was triggered by the 26 January court ruling in the Port Said Stadium massacre case.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt independent)


http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/1541776

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One killed, four injured in building collapse in Alexandria

One killed, four injured in building collapse in Alexandria | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

One person was killed and another four people were injured after a three-story building collapsed in Alexandria early Sunday.

Civil Defense Forces were at the scene of the collapse, which happened at about 6 am. The Health Ministry's Alexandria deputy, Mohamed al-Sharqawy, said that the victim, Amal Tawfiq Abdel Hamid, 40, was transferred to a morgue, while rescuers are still trying to account for the other residents.

The building had reportedly been destabilized by the construction of another building nearby, and investigations had uncovered that a demolition order had previously been issued for the building but had gone unheeded.

Alexandria has been plagued by building collapses over the past few years. Building code violations, shoddy workmanship, and unenforced demolition orders have all been cited as contributing to the problem.

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Collection of Graeco-Roman tombs uncovered in Alexandria

Collection of Graeco-Roman tombs uncovered in Alexandria | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

During routine archaeological survey at an area known as the "27 Bridge" in Al-Qabari district, one of Alexandria’s most densely populated slum areas, archaeologists stumbled upon a collection of Graeco-Roman tombs.

 

Each tomb is a two-storey building with a burial chamber on its first floor. The tombs are semi-immersed in subterranean water but are well preserved and still bear engravings.

Mohamed Abdel Meguid, head of Alexandria's Antiquities Department, explained that the tombs are part of a larger cemetery known as the “Necropolis” (or City of the Dead) as described by Greek historian Strabo when he visited Egypt in 30BC. According to Strabo, the cemetery included a network of tombs containing more than 80 inscriptions, while each tomb yielded information about burial rituals of the Hellenic period.

The newly discovered collection of tombs, Abdel Meguid pointed out, is a part of the western side of the cemetery that was dedicated to the public and not to royals or nobles. The tombs are empty of funerary collections or mummies, corpses, skeletons or even pottery.

“This is a very important discovery that adds more to the archaeological map of Alexandria,” Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said, adding that the discovery would allow scientists to decipher more about the history of ancient Alexandria and would also add another tourist destination to the city. (Nevine El-Aref/Aheam Online)

 

More : http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/64798/Heritage/GrecoRoman/Collection-of-GraecoRoman-tombs-uncovered-in-Alexa.aspx

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Hunting down 'spaces of expression' in Alexandria

Hunting down 'spaces of expression' in Alexandria | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Small groups of people from all over the world were spotted around downtown Alexandria in January. Sometimes they were covered with dust from head to toe, causing people on the street to playfully ask "Why are they so dirty?" or "Are the foreigners working for us now?"

They didn’t roam aimlessly, however. This group of 27 volunteers from across continents was working on a three-week project themed Spaces of Expression

During the day, they broke down walls, sanded and plastered an apartment in a traditional Wikala 1900s building, which was throughout the 1930s and 60s the office of Egypt's leading film distributor Behna Films Selections. At night, they discovered the music, theatre, dance and other cultural treasures tucked around Egypt's second-largest city.

This project falls under the umbrella of International People's Project (IPP), one of the programmes of the international NGO, CISV, which has a volunteer-run branch in Cairo.

Alexandria has seen an upsurge of new independent culture spaces opening within the past few years. Some have been brought to life thanks to the Gudran Association for Arts and Development, the same association featured in Ahmed Abdallah's 2010 award winning film Microphone where Khaled (Played by Khaled Abu El-Naga) is a project manager seeking to find a stage for independent musicians to perform.

This film, is partly to thank in paving the way for this project to happen. The film inspired some CISV volunteers during the revolution and later met some of Gudran's staff socially. A friendship was formed between members of both organisations that quickly turned into a partnership for this project. (...)

While Egyptians are far from reclaiming their freedoms, seeing many are still put behind bars for expressing their opinions, Gudran and spaces like Behna give a glimpse of a not entirely bleak future for Egypt’s art scene.

 

 

More on: http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/alexandria-art-468800

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Vidéo : après l'effondrement d'un immeuble à Alexandrie

ارتفع عدد ضحايا عقار المعمورة المنهار بالإسكندرية، مساء الأربعاء،, وأوصت اللجنة الهندسية المشكلة من مهندسي حي المنتزه بإخلاء عقارين مجاورين للعقار المنهار بع...
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Sons of Beaches: How Alexandria's Ideological Battles Shape Egypt

Sons of Beaches: How Alexandria's Ideological Battles Shape Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
A Salafist Muslim intellectual, overlooking an Alexandrian beach last summer, tells me over coffee: “The cosmopolitanism of our city [Alexandria] may look like it has died, but the skeletal structure of cosmopolitanism is still there.
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The Bastion of Refuge

Alexandria fashioned itself over the decades as the only viable and structural oppositional city to Cairo. It could do this not only because it was relatively out of the central government’s sights, but it also did not have to suffer from the same constraints that Cairo-centered opposition initiatives constantly confronted. The closer a political group moved toward the centers of power in Egypt’s capital, the more likely they were to be compromised and co-opted by the vested interests inherent in a proximity to political power. Alexandria provided an ideal locality for Islamists to establish new movements, build social capital with the poor, and fill in the gaps where the state failed. Whereas Cairo represented the state, Alexandria represented the mantle of opposition, dominated by Islamists for years.

The deepening of the Egyptian state’s centralization over the past sixty years also meant the heavy concentration of the security and intelligence sector in Cairo. Consequently, Alexandria was not subject to the same degree of hawkish surveillance and brutal crackdowns as was the case in the capital, and therefore was given some leeway to maneuver.

The late Samer Soliman argues in his brilliant work The Autumn of Dictatorship: Fiscal Crisis and Political Change in Egypt under Mubarak (p 87) that centralization also meant a shifting of resources to Cairo, which contributed to a dispirited Alexandrian public psyche that their city, which had relatively prospered in the monarchical era, was now relegated to a shadow of its former self. This was apparent in the self-styled culture wars of Alexandria’s elites to wrestle away from Cairo the reins of the country’s cultural leadership. Their significant achievement was the unveiling of the reincarnated Library of Alexandria in 2002. 

 

An Illusionary Seduction

Alexandria's ability to sway political dynamics throughout Egypt has much also to do with the socio-cultural relationship the coastal city establishes with population centers.

Power is relational and the Alexandrian diffusion of ideas and trends beyond city boundaries works, not so much because Alexandrians are effective in projecting their “pre-eminence”—underscored by cliché titles such as “Bride of the Mediterranean” and “Champion people”—to the rest of Egypt, but rather because Egyptians are predisposed to associate the coastal city with romance, escapism, summer holidays, and various positive connotations—connotations that are culturally reinforced by the popular arts. An idea or political actor coming out of Alexandria, the conventional story goes, can only be “good” for their equivalents in other cities, towns and villages. Therefore, Alexandria’s revolutionary actors, for example, embolden other revolutionary actors in areas of Egypt. This ideational soft power relationship operates effectively because influencer and recipient have an unspoken pact that is disproportionally favorable to Egypt’s second largest city. It partly explains why Khaled Saeed, the young Alexandrian beaten to death (some fifty meters away from the beach) who would be the spark of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, was elevated to chief martyr of the nation. This would have arguably been unlikely had Khaled died in Sohag or Aswan.

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Alexandrie : la Villa Aghion, démolition ou conservation ?

Alexandrie : la Villa Aghion, démolition ou conservation ? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La presse du mercredi 5 février donnait la nouvelle, sèchement : “Une des plus anciennes et des plus emblématiques oeuvres architecturales modernes d'Alexandrie, la Villa Aghion, est actuellement en cours de démolition.”

Cette demeure, dont la construction a été commandée aux frères Perret par Gustave Aghion, architecte appartenant à la haute société cosmopolite et francophone d’Alexandrie, était située dans un quartier cossu de la ville : Wabour al-Maya.

Dans toute sa splendeur du début du XXe siècle, cette villa d'un étage, de style palladien, agrémentée d'un jardin à l’arrière, était une démonstration de ce que l’on a appelé le “vocabulaire Perret”, avec ses ferronneries à motifs de palmettes, sa rotonde semi-circulaire à colonnades et claustras triangulaires, couronnant un hall, sa façade en béton armé sans enduit et briques harmonieusement appareillées... 

Vendue, semble-t-il, après la révolution nassérienne et le départ précipité de ses propriétaires, la villa semblait être vouée à totalement disparaître. Son propriétaire actuel, Mohamed Hosni Hamed, justifiait sa destruction en affirmant que les gouvernements et les groupes étrangers avaient refusé d’aider à financer la restauration du bâtiment endommagé. "Pourquoi devrais-je rénover ? C'est une ruine qui ne présente plus aucun intérêt, a-t-il déclaré au “Guardian”. Nous voulions la préserver et lui donner un cachet touristique, mais personne n’en a fait cas.”

Les propriétaires ont attendu quatorze ans pour obtenir le permis de démolition. Ils auraient pu profiter du chaos administratif de la révolution de 2011 pour mettre à exécution leur décision, mais ils ont préféré se conformer à la réglementation.
De surcroît, Dalia Hamam a rappelé, dans un article du “Progrès égyptien”, que le ministère des Antiquités avait déclaré que cette villa n’était pas enregistrée parmi les antiquités, ni islamiques ni coptes, et que par conséquent elle n’était pas soumise à la loi de protection des antiquités.”
Déjà éventrée à coups de bulldozer dans la nuit du 28 août 2009, la célèbre villa ne semblait pas devoir survivre … aux coups, cette fois-ci, de l’inexorable destin auquel elle était désormais condamnée. 

Il ne restait qu'à espérer que les quelques irréductibles militants des valeurs patrimoniales d’antan aient à nouveau gain de cause face au gouverneur d'Alexandrie. 
La déclaration faite le 9 février par Dominique Waag, Consule Générale de France à Alexandrie, laisse peut-être entrevoir une lueur d'espoir :
"C’est avec tristesse que j’ai appris le début de démolition hier à Alexandrie de la villa Aghion, œuvre des frères Perret, architectes français mondialement connus. La villa est endommagée mais l’intervention du Gouverneur d’Alexandrie a permis d’interrompre le processus de démolition. Nous espérons encore que la villa pourra être sauvée. La France reste disposée à coopérer avec le gouvernement égyptien et les autorités locales, ainsi qu’avec ses partenaires européens et les bailleurs de fonds multilatéraux, afin de travailler à la préservation et la mise en valeur du patrimoine d’Alexandrie, en particulier dans l’optique de favoriser le développement du tourisme." 
La préservation d'un patrimoine historique et artistique triomphera-t-elle des impératifs d'un aménagement urbanistique moderne ?
C'est bien la réponse à cette question qui sauvera - ou non - la villa Aghion. 

Pour en savoir plus:
http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=292b94c9-4a2f-4af1-9886-af9200a85dbb

 

 
http://thecairopost.com/news/85252/arts_and_culture/iconic-monument-in-alexandria-demolished

 

 
http://www.latribunedelart.com/a-alexandrie-la-villa-aghion-des-freres-perret-eventree

 

 
http://www.latribunedelart.com/villa-aghion-des-freres-perret-a-alexandrie-la-france-peut-avoir-un-role-a-jouer

 

 
http://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/42/36/40/PDF/PERRET.pdf

 

 
http://vimeo.com/45238708

 

 
http://www.docomomo.com/pdfs/events/heritage/034337_Villa%20Aghion.pdf

 

 
http://alhayat.com/Details/600587

 

 
http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/02/11/auguste-perrets-villa-aghion-threat-alexandria/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyNewsEgypt+%28Daily+News+Egypt%29

 
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Hilton to open second Alexandria hotel

Hilton to open second Alexandria hotel | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ Middle East recently announced the opening of a newly renovated and refurbished Alexandria hotel, boasting a total of 158 rooms.

This new branch is Hilton’s 19th establishment in Egypt, and its second in Alexandria.

Luxury services provided in the hotel include water fountains and a number of restaurants, new floors and tiling, refurbished beds and furniture in guest rooms, in addition to free Wi-Fi internet located all throughout the hotel. The hotel’s newly refurbished King’s floor was also re-structured in traditional Baroque style architecture.

 

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Bibliothèque d'Alexandrie : Foire internationale du livre

Bibliothèque d'Alexandrie : Foire internationale du livre | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Egypte : Manifestations antiaméricaines à Alexandrie

Egypte : Manifestations antiaméricaines à Alexandrie | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
En protestation contre les ingérences des Etats-Unis, un groupe d’égyptien ont manifesté.   

Ces manifestations ont eu lieu, hier, mardi, dans la province d’Alexandrie, dans le Nord de l’Egypte pour condamner les ingérences américaines, a rapporté, aujourd’hui, mercredi, le site Al-Masry Al-Youm.

 

Nombre d’activistes ont participé à ces manifestations. Les manifestants ont, également, scandé des slogans, condamnant le soutien des Etats-Unis aux crimes du régime sioniste. La mosquée d’al-Aqsa appartient à tous les musulmans et les sionistes n’y ont aucun droit, criaient les manifestants

 

http://french.irib.ir/info/moyen-orient/item/246959-manifestations-antiam%C3%A9ricaines-%C3%A0-alexandrie

 

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US poet ventures across the pond to help Alexandria get cultural this Feb

US poet ventures across the pond to help Alexandria get cultural this Feb | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

El-Cabina Arts Centre, one of the projects of the Gudran Association for Arts and Development, is to host a poetry recital by American poet Andy Young, accompanied by a music concert by Moahmoud Youssef and a photography exhibition by Salwa Rashad, on 22 February at its Alexandria venue.

 

El-Cabina's cultural night is organised to commemorate the Egyptian revolution and the struggles that Egyptians face today. American poet Andy Young will recite poetry from her book 'People is Singular' published in 2011.

Alongside the poetry recital, El-Cabina will feature a photography exhibition by Salwa Rashad, which had been published next to Young's poetry in 'People is Singular.'

 

The event will also include a music concert by one of Alexandria's local musicians, Mahmoud Youssef.

 

The poetry recital will be also translated into Arabic and will be read by Egyptian artists Khaled Hegazy and Sara Swidan.

 

Programme:
Friday, 22 February, 7pm
El-Cabina, 11 Saint Saba Street, Alexandria

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Police officer indicted in Sayed Bilal's murder turns himself in

Police officer indicted in Sayed Bilal's murder turns himself in | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Osama al-Kanisy, an officer from the disbanded State Security Bureau, turned himself in to the Alexandria public prosecutor on Thursday, requesting a retrial in the case of the murder of Sayed Bilal.

Kanisy was sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his role in the killing of Bilal, a Salafi who was arrested in connection to the Two Saints Church bombing in Alexandria in 2011. His colleague Mahmoud Abdel Alim was acquitted of the crime in December.

Bilals death provoked outrage against state security, and the incident is widely perceived as contributing the revolution that toppled the Mubarak regime.

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Citadel' Nile Cargo completes 1st anchorage operation with purpose-built floating cranes

Citadel' Nile Cargo completes 1st anchorage operation with purpose-built floating cranes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Nile Cargo, a portfolio company of Nile Logistics, Citadel Capital’s (CCAP) platform in the logistics, river transport and port management sector, has announced the completion of its first anchorage operation with purpose built floating cranes in the Port of Alexandria.

With a daily handling capacity of 15,000 tons and a combined annual handling capacity in excess of 3 million tons, Nile Cargo’s EGP 47 million floating cranes provide a significant increase in the Port of Alexandria’s cargo handling capacity with minimal capital expenditure by the Port Authority.

“We are very excited to have begun our first anchorage operation in the port of Alexandria. The use of floating cranes to discharge cargo from large ships is not only cost efficient for the Port Authority, it also significantly reduces delays to customers because ships no longer need to wait for an available berth in order to unload cargo, said Gen. Maged Farag, Chairman of the National Company for Multimodal Transport (NMT).

NMT is a Nile Logistics holding company for Nile Cargo and National River Port Management Company (NRPMC), in addition to its other investments in transportation, storage and stevedoring services.

The two specialized floating cranes were engineered and built in Europe to international quality and performance standards. The cranes, which sit on floating pontoons, are 38 x18 meters wide and 40 meters tall. With interchangeable parts and the ability to reach 30 meters across a ship, the cranes can efficiently discharge a wide variety of cargo including grains, scrap and bulk from large sized vessels. (Arab Finance)

 

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Protesters in Alexandria declare civil disobedience

Protesters in Alexandria declare civil disobedience | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Monday in Alexandria in a march from al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque to the area of  Sidi Gaber to commemorate the "Friday of Rage on" which took place on January 28 of 2011. The protesters declared that they will hold a sit-in at the Corniche road and start a civil disobedience.

The protesters chanted "Down Down with the rule of the Guide", referring to the Muslim Brotherhood's leader, Mohamed Badie, an eye-witness told Aswat Masriya.

They also chanted against the constitution, saying, "The people want to drop the constitution" and against the President saying that his authority is void.

The Security Directorate of Alexandria imposed on Monday a security cordon around its building and the local headquarters of the Municipal People's Council following an attempt by the protesters to break into these buildings Sunday evening.

 

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Au moins 5 morts dans l’effondrement d’un immeuble à Alexandrie

Au moins 5 morts dans l’effondrement d’un immeuble à Alexandrie | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Au moins cinq personnes ont été tuées mercredi dans l’effondrement d’un immeuble de douze étages à Alexandrie, dans le nord de l’Egypte, et des dizaines d’autres sont vraisemblablement piégées dans les décombres, a indiqué une source de sécurité à l’AFP.
Dix personnes ont pu être secourues et les recherches d’autres survivants se poursuivent dans les décombres de l’immeuble qui abritait vingt-quatre familles dans le quartier de Maamoura à Alexandrie, a-t-on indiqué de même source.
Ce type de drame est relativement fréquent en Egypte en raison de la vétusté des bâtiments et du non-respect de la législation en terme d’urbanisme.

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