'After Covid isolated people and nations Olympic spirit shows we can still come together'

‘After Covid isolated people and nations Olympic spirit shows we can still come together’

At a time when Covid has isolated people and countries, the Olympic spirit means bringing people to…
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Book of the week: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway

Six years ago, Lucy Kellaway’s life seemed “a model of affluent, enviable stability”, said Ly…
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Joe Show This Week: How Egypt defeated Ethiopia with Sameh Shoukry’s ‘Body Language’

Al-Araby TV, the home of the Joe Show, is part of the same family that includes al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper and The New Arab. Stay tuned each week for a translated round-up of the funniest jibes on Joe Show and English-language subtitled clips from the show’s most biting digs. As Ethiopia completed the second filling of its mega-dam on the Nile, the Egyptian regime’s mismanagement of the existential water crisis continues to be laid bare, where this impasse was best exhibited by state-controlled media in Cairo. Joe Show, the most popular pan-Arab political satire show, has a simple but effective formula. Utterly ludicrous propaganda delivered on state TV by serious-acting regime loyalists, reminiscent of the Lewis Prothero types from Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta, is turned upside down. Joe Show’s satireical device wants to alert viewers, who may be hypnotised by the serious tone, to just how stupid regime claims actually are. The humour is very effective in Arabic, where most Arabs are endlessly patronized by their regimes. With Egypt having next to nil leverage to force compromise in negotiations with Ethiopia over its share of the Nile, it has resorted to lying to its citizens. Joe Show over the past few weeks have highlighted the contradictions in the government’s claims, which said going to the Security Council is useless and the most effective weapon Cairo has to resolve the crisis. Joe Show emphasizes that the Sisi regime has had more than 8 years to mount an effective response, but its distraction with its domestic crackdown, following the 2013 military coup against the only democratically elected president of Egypt, has left it with last-minute panic as the only option. Last week’s episode (subtitled clip below) illustrated the vacuousness of the regime’s negotiating position.”Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry spoke in English at the Security Council! This means something. What does this mean?! Well it’s because 99 percent of diplomats in the world speak English!” blurted regime TV anchors. “Sameh Shoukry’s Body Language was a masterstroke…he fake fiddled with his tie! He showed them” said another with a straight face and much alacrity. “God is Great! Egypt has won! Thanks to Shoukry’s tie-fiddling” cried out Youssef in fake celebration. While Tunisia has become the top Covid-19 hotspot in the Arab world, its government has shown an incredibly poor response to the outbreak, most recently sacking the health minister. Tunisia’s failures may seem farcical, but they are actually quite ironic. Despite being hailed as the only democracy in the Arab world, the countless flaws in its governance have stripped its democratic credentials to the point of leaving it only empowering populists and kooks. From discredited vaccine conspiracy theories spread by politicians to municipal officials claiming there is nothing to be done about Covid-19 except “open funeral homes”, Joe Show last week had a tragicomic take on the events there (subtitled clip below).  “Covid-19 is running amok in the country and the government to be fair did do something,” said host Youssef. “It imposed a lockdown except on all except restaurants and cafes in case Covid-19 felt like having a cup of coffee”. Tunisia’s parliament fared no better; instead of hunkering down and deliberating on what to do to contain the deadly spread of the virus, a farcical equivalent to a filibuster was staged by UAE-backed populist MP Abir Moussi, with no purpose but to seek attention and disrupt the legislative agenda. Abir Moussi went to parliament wearing a helmet and started making animal sounds until she provoked a wrestling match, all of which was televised. “Farm animal noises…violence…a literal fight….all we needed is a 3 count. We haven’t seen this even in the WWE!” quipped Youssef.
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A school that feels more like camp

A school that feels more like camp

This sushi origin story came from the mind of Talent Middle School seventh-grader Emma Starrett, 12, who learned about different storytelling styles in …
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Breaking News: West Jordan standoff between police and barricaded man

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A tense and dangerous situation comes to an end in West Jordan Friday aft…
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After a widow put her $1.5M mansion on the market, a group of ‘sovereign citizens’ moved in …

News Flash! News Flash! Freja · US State Department shuts down its passport applicant online appointment system due to scammers. Started by Freja …
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Dignitaries rush to cover as protests erupt at Haiti president's funeral

Dignitaries rush to cover as protests erupt at Haiti president’s funeral

Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politics. A brass band and church choir opened Moise’s ceremony minutes earlier as his wife …
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Beekman Bank tours resume in August

The historic Beekman Bank Museum, at 110 W. California St., in Jacksonville, will reopen for tours in August, according to a news release from Historic …
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Homicide investigation underway in Guilford. Woman’s body discovered in condo.

Latest Breaking News · The state police were called to the scene early Thursday afternoon, Trooper Pedro A. Muñiz said. · Anyone with information …
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Entertainment Earth Unveil New Exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con, KISS, 'Dexter', More

Entertainment Earth Unveil New Exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con, KISS, ‘Dexter’, More

What do serial killers, Artists’ Alley, the rock band KISS, Nicholas Cage, and terrors that f…
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Live entertainment venue The Rhodehouse opens in Sutton Coldfield

Birmingham ’s newest live entertainment venue opens its doors for the first time promising to ‘…
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Music City’s next big entertainment district has been announced

Entertainment giant AEG will be backing this massive venue and be built in the same lot as Amazon, Asurion, and the Grand Hyatt Hotel. News4 got the …
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Obituary: Luke Xavier Ketchum, 16, remembered for his love of sports and family

Obituary: Luke Xavier Ketchum, 16, remembered for his love of sports and family

Our sweet, beautiful, funny Luke Xavier Ketchum left us suddenly and accidentally in the early morn…
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World Matchplay Darts: Peter Wright faces Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen and Nathan …

… place in the World Matchplay semi-finals, before two-time champion Michael van Gerwen takes on Nathan Aspinall; watch live on Sky Sports Arena.
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Hundreds of messages were left after a mural of Manchester United and England forward Marcus …

Work is under way in Manchester to preserve thousands of messages posted on a mural in support of t…
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Man City break silence on Harry Kane £160million transfer reports

Man City break silence on Harry Kane £160million transfer reports

Manchester City have broken their silence on reports that they have agreed a new British record tra…
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Preparing for the unprecedented – Climate Weekly

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Breaking News: Mumbai Police’s interrogation of Shilpa Shetty ends, Police took Raj Kundra along

Raj Kundra’s wife Shilpa Shetty was interrogated for 6 hours in the case of obscene videos. During …
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5 things to know as Tempe seeks to develop sports arena and entertainment district

5 things to know as Tempe seeks to develop sports arena and entertainment district

Tempe wants to transform a strip of land near the Salt River into a year-round entertainment destination. The city put out a call to developers Thursday …
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FBI agents to pair up with Portland police in downtown and entertainment district after deadly …

FBI agents will pair up with officers in the Portland police Enhanced Community Safety Team to prov…
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT July 24

Enjoy free live entertainment with Rust & Gold from 7-9 p.m. July 28 on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. • Aug. 4: Dion Jones …
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Adobe Flash News uninstall adobe flash – Adobe Flash Player is officially dead tomorrow

Adobe Flash News uninstall adobe flash – Adobe Flash Player is officially dead tomorrow

ADOBE FLASH NEWS uninstall adobe flash. 0. Adobe pulls the plug on Flash, but here’s how you can . Jan 04, …
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Sign up for Horns247 free breaking news text alerts

Want breaking Texas news sent directly to your phone? Look no further! 247Sports has re-launched our text alert system, ensuring valued members stay up to speed on the latest breaking news surrounding the Texas Longhorns! With so much going on at the University of Texas, now’s the time for Longhorns fans to remain in the know and not miss a single breaking news update in 2021 and beyond! Horns247 members who are interested in receiving free text alerts on the biggest breaking news stories — such as commitments, decommitments, conference realignment news, injury updates, etc. — can follow the steps below to get set up. And if you’re not a member, make sure to sign up for Horns247 today and get 30% OFF your first year of Texas scoop OR 1 month of Horns247 VIP access for ONLY $1! Here’s how members can sign up for Horns247’s free text alerts. HOW TO SUBSCRIBE & MANAGE: Add Cell Number and Teams – Log in and click your avatar in the upper right corner – Select Settings – Click “Manage your text alerts” under personalization – Add a valid phone number. (10-digit US-only) – Click “Submit” to save and validate your cell phone number. After submitting your number, next … – Click into “Teams” and type Texas Longhorns – Click the suggested team below to add. – Confirm team is added to “Following” section. IF YOU WERE PREVIOUSLY SUBSCRIBED TO TEXT ALERTS, YOU MAY NEED TO UPDATE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND TEAM Confirm/Change Cell Number – Logged in, click your avatar – Click “Edit” next to your current cell phone number. – Click “Submit” to update and validate your cell phone number. – Click into “Teams” and type Texas Longhorns, if it is not already displayed What’s next for the Longhorns? Make sure you stay in the loop and sign up for Horns247 today! New members get 30% OFF your first year of Texas scoop OR one month of Horns247 VIP access for ONLY $1! Keep up to speed on all of the latest breaking Texas news and sign up f0r our free text alert system now!
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flash – News, Features, and Slideshows – Computerworld

Law firms M+K Lawyers and Henry Davis York have implemented flash arrays to reduce backup times and…
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SPONSORED: Fringe By The Sea offers sustainability as well as entertainment

SPONSORED: Fringe By The Sea offers sustainability as well as entertainment

North Berwick is one of the most beautiful spots in Scotland and the organisers of this year’s Fr…
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Where to find the live entertainment on the Isle of Wight

HERE is your handy guide of where to find live entertainment on the Island this week. Today (Friday…
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Latest Minnesota news, sports, business and entertainment at 6:20 am CDT

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toron…
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Listen to the latest sports headlines on the Balls and Whistles Podcast!

Listen to the latest sports headlines on the Balls and Whistles Podcast!

Balls and Whistles reviews all the big sports stories in the Highlands and Moray this week. It incl…
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New Olympic sports could get a big boost from their debut at this summer’s games

You’d think rugby would be more popular in the U.S. “It’s almost a cross between American…
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Find new ways to get active at sports park’s free open day

The Learn to Ride cycle area at Northern Gateway Sports Park provides a safe space to learn to cycl…
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