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#MakeWhatsNext : Microsoft partners with Egyptian Ministries, NGOs to train over 1,500 Egyptian women

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After launching #MakeWhatsNext program in 17 countries in the Middle East and Africa for the sake of women empowerment in the STEM fields, Microsoft Egypt partnered with the ministry of youth and sports to organize a 5-day training session in 43 youth centers across 26 governorates benefiting over 1000 young Egyptian girls.

 

The event delivered hands-on professional training using the latest Microsoft technologies to perform essential jobs tasks, such as e-mail and report writing, negotiation, and the principles of financial management.

Partnering as well with the ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Microsoft Egypt hosted a five-day educational seminar at five selected NGO offices across Egypt attended by around 200 girls. The training focused on soft skills, digital literacy, and an “Hour of Code” session.

 

“The Ministry is implementing many activities that support the participation of young women and enhance their skills in technology in cooperation with Microsoft, as well as expanding the participation of women in the business sector that depends mainly on technological skills. #MakeWhatsNext is one of these activities, and it aims to develop the skills of more than 100,000 young women, with a target to reach up to 10 million women and families. The initiative works to create an integrated environment to empower and encourage girls to pursuit careers in ICT.” Stated Eng. Khalid Abdul Aziz, Minister of Youth and Sports.

 

The initiative seeks to encourage more Egyptian female entrepreneurs to conquer the ICT sector that’s is considered a male dominated field.

 

TechWomen program is another intuitive that seeks to mentor young ladies and expose them to international STEM careers carried out a one-day event that hosted 100 Egyptian young women professionals and entrepreneurs in the STEM fields. Microsoft Egypt also partnered with TechneDrifts to host a tour across nine governorates in order to support the building of local entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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Alicia Keys And Her Family Pay A Visit To Egypt!

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Recently, Egypt is starting to regain its status as a primary tourist destination since a few high profile stars such as the singer Usher, or the Real Madrid players such as the striker Karim Benzema, and FC Barcelona’s star Lionel Messi and all the way to a few Oscar winners such as the actor Nicolas Cage and we really couldn’t get happier!

The latest celebrity to visit is the gorgeous singer Alicia Keys, who arrived in Egypt last week for a family visit along with her husband, music producer Swizz Beatz, and their two children Gensis Ali Dean and Egypt Daoud Dean, who she named after a certain country she loved. Isn’t this cute? The family authenticate their trip in their Instagram accounts, through photos and videos showing them not only enjoying the scenery but engaging themselves into the culture, even learning Arabic which is super cool!

Who is Alicia Keys, you ask? If you don’t already know, don’t worry. We’ll fill you in! Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award winning singer, who made her career as an R&B and Hip Hop artist. She is listed on the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Best Selling Artists for selling over 30 million albums worldwide. She was also ranked on Billboard as the fifth most successful artist of the 2000s.

We can see through the tumblr worthy photos and videos many smiles and love through the family which causes our heart to melt!

The mother-of-two also shared a photo of her two sons, who are of North African decent, playing with sand in front of the pyramids. She captions: “I just want them to know how powerful they are… How incredible our ancestors were… The first astrophysicists, scientists, physicians, mathematicians, architects, creators of so much of the world as we know it. It’s such a blessing to know what cloth you’re cut from!”

Alicia posted about the trip on twitter, showing how amazing a time everyone is having across the country.

“We have been Nesu and Nesa (Kings and Queens) for thousands of years! Greatness is in our DNA! Genius runs through our veins! This pic is exactly how I feel! Keep Shinin’ powerful YOU!!” wrote Keys in a caption for her Instagram photo, right in front of the Pyramids.

Keys expressed her excitement and joy through Instagram, “There’s so much to see, there’s so much to know, so much to uncover, so many ways to grow, I’ve been waiting for this moment forever…”

Many people welcomed Alicia and her family with open arms and huge smiles including Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat greeted Keys and her family in the country via her Twitter account, writing, “It’s a pleasure welcoming the Grammy award-winning musician and iconic singer @AliciaKeys in #Egypt! We hope you and your family enjoy your visit and experience with us.”

Instagram and Twitter posts are going viral and all the fans are buzzing with excitement! The singer and her husband seemed to move around and take turns between Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, showing the family traveled far and wide across the country admiring every detail and learning the Egyptian culture.

Her husband, Beatz, is a Grammy award winning music producer who collaborated with stars such as iconic singer Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Ludacris and Chris Brown. His first Grammy Award came in 2011, awarded in the category of Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for a track entitled “On to the Next One” teaming him with American rapper Jay-Z.

We welcome Alicia and her family with open arms and we really hope you have a delightful time, here!

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Anointing You with the First Look Photos of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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The highly anticipated original series debuts on Netflix October 26

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

Today Netflix released the first two official photos from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina starring Kiernan Shipka.  [From L to R:  Kiernan Shipka as “Sabrina Spellman”; A scene from the dark Baptism of Sabrina

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.

Cast includes: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson, Bronson Pinchot and Gavin Leatherwood

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The Minister of Investment and International Cooperation accept the decision to form a one-person company

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Dr- Sahar Nasr

Dr. Sahar Nasr: One-person company will stimulate many small individual projects.

The foundation of one-person companies is expected to start at the Investor Services Center starting on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

The minister added that the company is one of the results of the largest amendment of its kind on the law of companies as one of the axes of the amendment of the legislative structure of economic as was added to the second chapter of the law of companies fourth chapter under the title, “One Person Company” to encourage small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship.

The Minister pointed out that the one-person company will stimulate many small individual projects that operate in the informal economy to transform into the formal economy in order to benefit from the limited liability provided by the Companies Law to the one-person companies established by a request from its founder or his representative.

The company shall have a basic system that includes its name, its purposes, the data of its founder, its duration, how it is managed, the address of its head office, its branches if any, the amount of its capital, liquidation rules and any other data specified by the executive regulations.

For his part, Mr. Mohsen Adel, CEO of GAFI, explained that the companies of one person are characterized by limited liability, with the value of the capital provided by the owner, and not exceeding that to his own money, which encourages the investor to invest a certain part of his money through the establishment this company.

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