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A List of Major Events Postponed or Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Major Events Being Postponed or Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

There’s no denying that the corona-virus outbreak has severely impacted several industries globally in the past week! With an estimated 90,000 confirmed cases around the world, there’s a significant increase in the effort of preventing its spread.

But how and what does that mean? It means more events including sporting games, concerts, festivals, and movies are being canceled or postponed.

Read the bellow list of events that have been canceled or postponed because of the corona-virus pandemic.

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Disneyland

Disney is closing the rest of its theme parks, in addition to the already shuttered parks across Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai remaining shut.

Coachella And Stagecoach

The Coachella music festival has been postponed till October from its usual two weekend run in April, the festival’s producer Goldenvoice made the announcement on Tuesday, also confirming that Stagecoach, a country music festival, will also be postponed.

“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials,” Goldenvoice said in a statement.

The Red Sea Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival which was set to be held in Saudi Arabia has been postponed for the safety of guests, audiences and staff being of “primary consideration.”

Sports

NBA

The NBA is the first major sports league in the U.S. to suspend the season after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert has been tested positive for COVID-19 and Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive.

“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement on March 12. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

UEFA

The UFFA has also postponed all Champions League and Europa League club competition matches through next week.

“In the light of developments due to the spread of Covid-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next week are postponed,” the European governing body said in a statement on Friday.

Movies & TV shows

Mulan

Original U.S. Release Date: March 27

New U.S. Release Date: TBD

Fast and Furious F9

The film was scheduled to drop May 22, but Universal Pictures announced on Thursday the film is being delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The release date for the movie will now be April 2, 2021, in North America.

“No Time To Die”

The James Bond installment will move from its original launch of April 2 to November 25th.

The Ellen Show

Ellen DeGeneres announced via her Twitter account that her talk show was suspending production completely until March 30.

Grey’s Anatomy

The executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” announced on Thursday that the production is postponed on Grey’s Anatomy effective immediately.

Egypt has canceled all large events and gatherings, meaning concerts, festivals and events are all to be rescheduled. Luxor is also in great panic as activities are being canceled including hot air balloon trips.

 

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Highlights from “One World Together at Home” Concert

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“One World Together at Home”

As you all know, yesterday’s calendar marked the celebration of World Heritage Day. In light of the coronavirus, World Heritage Day was very important for us and many people have showed appreciation and gratitude.

Many countries have celebrated this special day in their own way. For instance, Egypt gathered a large number of well know singers such as Tamer Hosny, Nancy Agram, Mohammed Mounir, and much more. The concert was amazing and quite touching, it was exactly what we Egyptians needed.

Another main event that witnessed dozens of stars on a global broadcast called “One World Together at Home” was magnanimous. It had a great combination of comedy, music, and most importantly stories from our saviors: Doctors, Nurses, and Grocery Workers.

An additional 6 hour streaming event included important appearances by Lewis Hamilton, major sports stars, British Forumula One, and much more. Also, many influences had joined this special day.

The main motive behind the concert that had occurred yesterday was to show unity and solidarity for front-line workers. This message truly moved thousands of people across the globe.

The highlights of the event was that it was organized by our one and only savior: World Health Organization (WHO). This was very important to point out because they aim to spread awareness regarding social distancing as well as trying to protect people from catching COVID-19.

Another important highlight of the night was the appearance of your favorite singers such as Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Muchael Buble, John Legend, and more. They all did an amazing effort and were like music to our ears.

The event aimed in encouraging companies as well as philanthropists to contribute to the WHO Solidarity Response Fund for COVID-19. For instance, Lady Gaga alone had raised $35 Million to help aid these corporations.

They also highlighted how you don’t need money to attend this worldwide concert, that all you need to do is attend and enjoy this unifying moment.

 “Put your wallets away, your credit cards away, anything away that you need to and sit back and enjoy the show that you all very much deserve,” Gaga told a news conference last week.

We would like to thank everyone who partook in joining this event and entertaining people all around the globe. People sang their hearts out and chose amazing songs to play for people. You left our hearts warm and full of love.

 

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How to Prepare for Ramadan: Quarantine Edition

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Ramadan

This year, when the calendar struck 2020, the world has taken a bizarre turn. The novel coronavirus had finally shown its true colors and has taken over the entire world. This has left us all in quarantine as well as curfew and laws to abide by. Not just that, but it has left us all in a terrible depressive state.

Almost everything that has anything to do with gathering has been either cancelled or postponed which left us all quite bummed out. In terms of religion, Christians and Muslims are devastated for being incapable of celebrating important events this year.

For instance, Easter has been cancelled in Egypt in fear of large gatherings worsening the situation at hand. Worst part of all, Ramadan and Eid will play out quite differently for us all, which is why, we need to be prepared to get out of this depression we’ve all found ourselves in by getting ready for a weird yet holy month of Ramadan.

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The coronavirus has left Egypt in a bit of a mess, especially for people living in the streets with no shelter or food to let them live by. Which is why, the most important thing to do this Ramadan is to remember them by going through your entire wardrobe and shoe cabinet and get rid of the things you do not need or already have in excessive amount. Keep them in your prayers and remember them on a daily basis by trying to do something good for them. Remember, they are the ones suffering the most in times like these.

Shopping List

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First things first! Get your notepad out and start jotting down all the things you’ll be needing for Ramadan. Whether it’s pasta, rice, and other ingredients to create your perfect oriental ramadany dish, you need to be fully stocked! Also, don’t forget the decorations!

Make sure to write down essentials such as toilet paper and any other thing that your family may need. It is crucial for us to keep the needy in mind by gathering up as much items and food that you can to put in order to give out to the poor.

Clean, Clean, Clean!

Prepare your home for Ramadan

Before officially starting your Ramadan preparations, it is a must to clean out your entire house from top to bottom. Cleaning is a great way of setting up and preparing your space to allow room for positive energy. Cleaning is some sort of a way to cleanse the energy around your house and allowing the light to come in. This step is very important to having the right Ramadan vibes.

Setting -Up the Vibe

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Since we’re all in a bit of a rut and are upset with being incapable of having gatherings with friends or family in light of social distancing, we cannot let that stop us from setting up aa Ramadan vibe for our household. If you’d like, change the order of your furniture and allow some newness enter. What’s the best part of all is that you get to lay out all the cool Ramadan decorations you’ve stored from last year. From table clothes, to lantern lamps, it’s time to get pumped!

There you have it folks, your ultimate guide to a holy Ramadan. Yes, things will be different this year. But remember, it’s all about spreading positive vibes.

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Coolest Online Competition in Town: “Downtown on Canvas”

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Downtown Cairo

In rough times such as now when the Coronavirus pandemic has taken over the entire world, people struggle to find ways to be creative let alone stay motivated. On the bright side, there are many things you could do these days that could give you the sense of imagination and creativity that you used to have.

With that said, Downtown Cairo and Al Ismaelia have partnered together to create something wonderful for the people of Cairo. They are inviting everyone who knows how to hold a brush and get to working on your paper. The aim is to recreate how you’d like to add color and paint onto downtown’s beautiful landmarks.

In an art exhibition that was held in February in AUC’s downtown campus, one of the artists who was present that day is from New York and explained how her work as an artist involves painting freeing works of art regarding Egypt on New York’s landmarks. She’s also explained how many people there were happy in the idea of doing so and were impressed with the works of art that had come to life.

It is very freeing for one to be capable of imagining how you could add color to places all the way from home. It’s important to add a little color to some places and areas in gloomy days like these, we all need a positivity booster.

The reason why this thoughtful idea was created is because people are growing sick of simply using pen and paper at home with no motive behind them. Some people in Spain for instance have run out of paper to paint on and had used old bed sheets to get creative and draw their work of art.  Now this is what you call art.

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Downtown on Canvas” is the opportunity for people to re-imagine how we could add life to such a sad world that we live in today. This is by far one of the coolest competitions that the Egyptian community has witnessed so far. This also gives the people an opportunity to feel competitive in hopes of winning something these days.

A wide selection of such submissions will be published on Al Ismaelia’s social media platforms. As for the winners, there will be three lucky people who will win an all access pass to one of the coolest places in town: Photopia Cairo located in October. The deadline to apply is on April 25th so get started!

 

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