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What’s Happening in the Amazon Rainforest

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Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has been hit with raging wildfires and according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) fires have reached a record number, with nearly 73,000 fires detected in 2019.

Scientists warn that this could lead to a devastating blow to the stand against climate change, because the Amazon are known to be the planet’s lungs as they produce 20% of the oxygen in the planet’s atmosphere, that’s why it plays a vital role at keeping the climate change in check.

 

The Rainforest is also home to various number of species of fauna and flora. Roughly half the size of the United States, it is the largest rainforest on the planet.

The wildfires have been going on for quite some time now and since Thursday, INPE satellites showed more than 9,500 new forest fires as the raging infernos continue to grow.

The situation is unbelievable and several images and videos have gone viral on social media showing how the smoke reached all the way to the city of São Paulo, turning its skies to pitch black in the middle of the afternoon as smoke and ash took over the skies and blocked the sun.

Day turns to night in São Paulo

According to INPE, more than fields of the Amazon rainforest are being destroyed every minute of every day, and people worldwide are expressing their horror on social media calling out for any action to be taken immediately.

The Brazilian state of Amazons has declared an emergency in the south of the state and in its capital Manaus, in addition to putting Peru on environmental alert since Friday.

 

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Egypt to Establish Fourth Terminal at Cairo International Airport

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The Egyptian government announced its plan on building a fourth terminal at Cairo International Airport after reaching an estimated capacity of 75% this year.

The Cairo Airport Company, the operating organization of the airport, has already drawn up the needed studies to build the terminal which hopes to increase the capacity and reduce the traffic on the other three terminals, chair Ahmed Fawzy said in a statement on Friday.

Besides the new terminal, Fawzy revealed a series of development projects that will take place as well, including an upgrade to Terminal 1 and updates to the airport’s baggage handling system.

 

 

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National Youth Conference Celebrates the Achievements of Egyptian Youth

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The opening session of the 8th National Youth Conference which was held yesterday celebrated Egypt’s African Games champions who returned back with medals they won in the tournament.

Attendees also celebrated the junior handball team for wining the world championship. The session also reviewed a number of achievements done by the Egyptian youths in different fields including science, sports, economy, and energy among other sectors.

The eighth National Youth Conference kicked off Saturday and took place at New Cairo’s Al Manara International Conference Center, according to Parliament Member Saad al-Gammal, “The 8th edition of the National Youth Conference has presented a solid platform of communication between the president and all the citizens.”

The conference was attended by around 1,600 participants, the majority are of young adults, in addition to members of the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP), university students, young politicians, young engineers working in national projects, young physicians, and young businessmen.

The one-day conference was inaugurated by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and consisted of three sessions, the first one discussed the local and regional efforts in fighting off terrorism, while the second one discussed the impact of spreading rumors and incorrect information on the state, the third and final session entitled ‘ Ask the President’ was dedicated to answering questions sent by citizens via online platform.

 

 

 

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Ministry of Education to Launch Egypt’s First-ever Jewelry School

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Egypt’s Minister of Education, Tarek Shawky, has signed a cooperation protocol with Egypt Gold to launch the first government-backed technical school which will specialize in the making of accessories and jewelry.

Shawky further explained that this step is an attempt towards shifting the focus of technical education towards applied schools.

 

The minister also explained that ten other technical schools similar to this have already been launched but are tackling different fields such as agricultural and industrial, with the aim of changing the way that technical education is perceived in Egypt and end the stereotypes surrounding them.

The admission will be open until mid-September and eligible students are those with preparatory certificate from schools in Greater Cairo.

The school is located in Obour City and according to Shawky, four or five more branches will be opened. Moreover, students will also be granted a salary and will have two theoretical courses and four practical.

Mostafa Nassar, representative of Egypt Gold, said that there is a lack of technicians in the field of gold and jewelry making and so with the opening of the school, there will be qualified Egyptians ready to taken on jobs in commercial, agricultural and industrial fields.

 

 

 

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