Bassem Youssef is certainly one of the most influential public figures in the Arab World, his content has always stood out among others, and is found to be useful and encouraging.
We’re used to his shows being entertaining and critical, and we definitely get influenced by his views and well respected opinions. But when it comes to following a certain diet of his, are we really prone to following his steps? Even if it means, becoming a vegan?
For this Ramadan, Bassem Youssef has introduced a new web-series, called Plant B. It is a new show that hopes to improve the current health crisis, which is global by the way, and not just in Egypt.
The surgeon is providing viewers with information from the world’s most respected doctors and researchers, who were capable of changing their lives by following a Plant-Based Diet.
What is Plant Based Diet, you ask? Plant-based eating patterns focuses mainly on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and shouldn’t eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources.
There are several ways to get you started into following this diet, for instance you can start by changing the amount of meat you consume, you can start cooking a vegetarian meal every once in a while, and substitute chocolate with fruits for desserts.
There are countless ways -ones you can google-, but they won’t be as helpful as hearing it from someone as influential as Bassem Youssef!
It is fair to say that our eating habits are disastrous, and we are nowadays more likely to consume genetically modified foods, and meals that are high in fats. So having such an influential show, can help you get started on leading that healthy lifestyle that you seek.
Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church Suspends Services for One Month
Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox churches have announced the suspension of masses and other services in both Cairo and Alexandria as of Monday and the suspension will last for a month.
The suspension comes in light of the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases among clergymen and churchgoers.
The Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday released an official statement that says the suspension includes Sunday’s schools, meetings, services and masses, and that priests in each church are allowed one mass weekly with a minimal presence and a maximum of five deacons only.
As for funeral services, they’re allowed to be held but with the participation of only one priest and one deacon and of course the family of the deceased. However, the halls that are designated for mourning services will be closed until the improvement of current conditions.
For Baptism services, the maximum number allowed are four member of the baby’s family.
The statement added that study at institutes and educational centres will carry on but with a reduced maximum of 25%.
As for the dioceses, each bishop get to decide what is most suitable to the health situation in his diocese, in partnership with the congregation of priests.
We urge all worshipers to remain safe and adhere to all the precautionary measures needed.
The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually
According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.
“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.
“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.
The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.
Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival
Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.
The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.
The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.
Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.
The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.
The following are the screening times for the movie:
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House
Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown
Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!
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