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China-Arab States Expo Witness the Launch of Egypt Sat 2

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Egyptian minister plenipotentiary Mamdouh Salman announced the launch of Egypt Sat 2 and how it is considered to be a new step in cooperation with China in the space domain.

The announcement was made during a ceremony at the fourth China-Arab States Expo in Yinchuan, the head of the Egyptian commercial office in China, Salman said that the ties between Egypt and China are advancing in different fields.

The Expo with the theme “New Opportunities, New Future” kicked off on September 5 in Yinchuan, the four-day expo included exhibitions, displays and trade promotions, four summits and forums, and the promotion of Jiangsu Province.

Shi Pingyan, the Senior Vice President of China Academy of Space Technology said that China will be organizing training sessions with Egypt in the fields of science and technology, in light of exchanging knowledge and expertise in the space sector.

In January, Egypt Sat 2 is set to send data and pictures to spot agricultural landscapes and use them in urban planning, meteorology and relief operations.

 

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Life-Saving Apps You Need to Install Now

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Applications were developed to make our lives easier and faster as well, especially in a time when we’re always in a rush to get things done or don’t have the time to get it done in the first place.

That’s why we’re recommending the following apps that are making life easier, mostly for moms but also for the workaholics who don’t leave the office.

If you have the habit of wanting to check everything yourself before buying, you might want to get rid of it because the following apps are surely dependable.

1- Fakahany 

As the name suggests, Fakahany is an application that provides you with your daily needs of fresh quality fruits, vegetables, poultry and more to your doorstep.

2- Breadfast 

Breadfast provides fresh bakery to your doorstep, and FYI their Balady bread is heavenly so if you and your workmates are eager to quit tameya for a while, Breadfast has got your back!

You can order anytime until 12 midnight for next morning delivery starting at 5 AM and until 12 noon. Order on Breadfast.com, or through the mobile apps for iOS and Android.

3- InstaShop 

The application is maximizing your comfort by offering all your grocery needs to your doorstep, it is the easiest way to shop your groceries from home.

Similar apps that offer this service and more are Noon and Glovo.

4- Yodawy

The application is a true life saver as it offers medicines and pharmacy care stuff, basically anything you need from a pharmacy at anytime even if it’s 3:00 AM and don’t worry about reading the prescription, because you can simply order your medication by uploading a picture of the prescription.

Similar app is 3elagi.

5- VIA Drive-Thru

If you’re always on the go, then there are reasons you prefer a drive thru, it’s faster, easier and more convenient. Now imagine an app making Drive-Thru available everywhere. Anything you order comes to your car with the change, while you sit back and relax.

 

 

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Egypt’s to Build First Ever Monorail in Cairo

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Ministry of Transportation announced that the construction of the first ever monorail system has began, which will link Cairo’s Nasr City to the New Administrative Capital.

According to reports from both Al Shorouk and Daily News Egypt, the completion of the project will take around 36 months and will cost about €3bn.

Another monorail system will also be inaugurated in which it will link 6th of October City to Giza. The project will be done with the Canadian company, Bombadier in partnership with Egypt’s Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors.

These monorails can travel at 80 km/hour and can hold up to 48,000 passengers as 300 of them are expected to be delivered to Egypt.

 

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Instagram Is Fighting Back Against Bullies Through New Anti-bullying Features

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Instagram is once again trying to tackle the issue of cyber-bullying and fight back against bullies.

The company announced two new anti-bullying features; first one warns you when you post a hateful comment, and the second allows users to restrict certain people from publicly commenting.

These features were announced before during the F8 conference, where the company said that it was working on new warning labels.

While the feature doesn’t prevent people from actually leaving the comment, it encourages them to rethink what they are saying before posting.

“Are you sure you want to post this?” the message says. “We’re asking people to rethink comments that seem similar to others that have been reported.”

Instagram also added a new “restrict” feature that can be very helpful to those who are already facing bullying or harassment from certain people. The restrict feature can be seen as a middle ground between blocking and ignoring, having someone restricted will deprive them from leaving any comments, their messages will be directed straight to requests and they won’t be able to see your online status.

The feature is “testing in select countries,” according to Instagram, but will be widely available later this year.

Bullying has long been an issue especially for the photo-sharing app, now that it is growing more and more popular. A recent report even showed that bullying is more prevalent on Instagram than on Facebook, where users have to use their real names.

Hateful comments can be seen everywhere, privacy is limited especially for influencers and celebrities, so having those two features is certainly a smart move towards creating a safer environment.

According to the BBC, the features are being rolled out first for English-speaking Instagram users and shall be applied soon to other languages.

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