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زیبا رویان مصری آماده انتخاب ملکه زیبایی سال ۲۰۱۴ در سن نمایش

با سه سال تأخیر در اثر حاکمیت مستقیم  و یا سلطه غیر مستقیم  اسلامگرایان که در صدد نجات دین و شریعت از دست حرامیان  ضد دینی بر فضای سیاسی مصر بودند، با روی کار آمدن دولت جدید که برخی دموکراسی خواهان ارتدوکس  آنرا دیکتاتوری نظامی و حتی فاشیستی میدانند، باز هم بساط فسق و فجور و بی ناموسی بر فضای مصر اسلامی سایه افکنده است. نمونه آن همین نمایش فسق امروز تحت عنوان انتخاب دختر یا ملکه زبیایی سال با شرکت تعدادی دختر معلوم الحال وهرزه مصری است. چه خوب بود مقام معظم رهبری ما چند تا از آخوند های بیت خویش را برای  شریعت آموزی به قاهره اعزام میکرد و یا در صورت امکان با ایجاد یک حزب الله مصری نظیر آنچه در لبنان و عراق سرهم بندی فرموده اند در آن کشور طاقوت زده به این بساط در این مهد و ام القرای اسلام پایان داده و شریعت و دین مبین را نجات میدادند!

اهرام آنلاین مینویسد: ” مصر آماده میشود تامراسم انتخاب ملکه زیبایی خود ” جمالک یا مصر” یعنی رخسار مصر را با عنوان ملکه زیبایی انتخاب کند. بگفته کریم حسین سخنگوی این برنامه؛ جمال مصر سرانجام پس سه سال ازنو احیاء گردید و به مصر بازگشت.  کریم حسین ضمن اعلام برنامه گفت: ” ما اجرای این برنامه را پس از انقلاب۲۰۱۱ متوقف کریدیم. زیرا فضای کشت و کشتار آنموقع با پخش چنین برنامه ایی همخوانی نداشت.

سرپرست هئیت داوران یوسد اسپاهی میباشد  که از سال ۱۹۹۸ این وظیفه را عهده دار بوده است.

یوسد اسپاهی گفت:” انتظار ما از اجرای این برنامه اینک بیشتر از گذشته است. در جریان مسابقه، که در شهر شرم الشیخ  در تاریخ ۲۶  سپتامبر [امروز ح ت] برگزار خواهد شد، این مسابقه از سوی ۹ عضو هیئت داوری بشمول ملکه زیبایی سابق دوشیزه دنیا  حامد و به همراهی طراح لباس هانی البهیری میباشند  برگزار  که اجرای آ با دقت بسیار  انجام خواهد  یافت.

Egyptian beauties get ready for Miss Egypt 2014 pageant

Egypt is getting ready to crown its beauty queen this month in the annual Miss Egypt 2014 competition, which is returning following a three year hiatus. (Photo courtesy: Gamalek Ya Masr)
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By Rajia Aboulkheir | Al Arabiya News
Thursday, 25 September 2014

Egypt is getting ready to crown its beauty queen this month in the annual Miss Egypt 2014 competition, which is returning following a three year hiatus.

“Gamalek Ya Masr, Miss Egypt 2014, is finally making its comeback after being halted for three years,” Kareem Hussein, the beauty contest’s spokesman, told Al Arabiya News, referring to the competition by its Arabic name.

(Photo courtesy: Gamalek Ya Masr)

“We stopped the program after the 2011 revolution,” Hussein said, stating that broadcasting an entertaining show while people were “dying and suffering” would not have been appropriate in his view.

He added that the Muslim Brotherhood government did not encourage the broadcast of such entertainment shows during its time in power.

During the contest, which will take place in the coastal resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sept. 26, the 18 contestants will be scrutinized by a nine-member panel including former Miss Egypt Donia Hamed and fashion designer Hani al-Beheiri.

The jury will be chaired by Youssed Spahi, who has organized the competition since 1998.

(Photo courtesy: Gamalek Ya Masr)

“Our expectations for this year are higher than in previous years as we want a Miss that would represent Egypt the right way,” Spahi told Al Arabiya News.

The chair further explained that the competition it is not only about the contestants’ appearance but also judges the participants on their education levels and their knowledge of Egypt’s culture and heritage.

(Photo courtesy: Gamalek Ya Masr)

“She has to speak several languages and be willing to travel during her reign [as Miss Egypt],” he added.

The winner of the prestigious beauty contest will be automatically qualified to represent Egypt for the Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss Universe pageants.

She will also be awarded a number of gifts.

“In addition to being crowned Miss Egypt and having the privilege of wearing the 2014 Miss Egypt sash, the winner will be given a car and jewelry,” Hussein said.

Not only about beauty

The competition also aims to boost tourism in the country, which has seen a dramatic drop in visitors since the 2011 uprising.

(Photo courtesy: Gamalek Ya Masr)

“All the [film shootings] happened in touristic places such as the Pyramids and Khan al-Khalili [a historic Cairo market] to show the world what Egypt has to offer,” Hussein said, adding that the title of the competition does not only refer to the beauty of the contestants but also the country.

Private camp

Ahead of the competition, the women representing the country’s different governorates, which vie for the title, are immersed in a private camp to prepare for the show and learn the manners required of a beauty queen.

(Photo courtesy: Gamalek Ya Masr)

According to Spahi, one of the hopefuls failed to do so and was “dismissed” from the competition.

“One of the contestants was left out of the show after she failed to respect the rules of the competition and our system,” Spahi said.

“She wasn’t taking the show seriously and wasn’t punctual,” he said, stating that Miss Egypt attracts international attention and needs to portray Egyptian women in the best way possible.

Last Update: Friday, 26 September 2014 KSA 06:33 – GMT 03:33
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The Widow of the Desert
The Widow of the Desert by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

Running against the current on Cairo’s hectic streets

 

Running in Cairo’s public spaces isn’t exactly easy or popular – but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible
Amr Kotb, Thursday 18 Sep 2014

Cairo Runners

A young woman joins Cairo Runners for a run in Cairo’s Heliopolis (Photo: Courtesy of Cairo Runners Facebook page)

Cairo is one of the most overpopulated, overcrowded and polluted cities in the world.

Its streets shriek with bus horns, its air reeks of car exhaust and sometimes a short walk to work can seem like an eternal struggle.

Why, then, would anyone willingly choose to run through Egypt’s capital?

But they run anyway

Running in Cairo’s public spaces may be uncommon but it has grown in popularity in recent years, with running troupes such as Cairo Runners and Maadi Runners evolving from small groups to large organisations.

Cairo Runners began in 2012 as a series of runs through areas in central Cairo and surrounding suburbs. At first, only 60 runners showed up, but this has since ballooned to over 3,000. This February, the group organised Egypt’s first half-marathon which included over 4,000 registered runners.

Maadi Runners, formed in 1999, is a group that meets for runs every Friday morning between 5 and 6am. After their weekly runs, they gather for a pot luck breakfast.

Sophie, a 45-year-old mother of three and a member of Maadi Runners, says the group’s membership has been on the rise.

“Our group has grown quite a bit,” she says, adding that she “is seeing more and more young people coming out into the streets” and that her kids are starting to join her for runs.

Against the current

Despite growing popularity, Cairo is still a city that poses great challenges to its runners.

A run down the corniche can include taunts from passersby, dodging both speeding buses and stray dogs and keeping your head above pollution. The streets themselves are also in poor condition.

“The city just doesn’t lend itself to running,” says 27-year-old marathoner Ali Kassem, adding that most other cities include public parks, rivers and paved roads.

But Kassem believes that runners are also pushing against cultural norms, pointing out several instances where he’s been “made fun of.”

Indeed, regular exercise is not part of the average Egyptian’s daily routine. The vast majority of Cairenes who do exercise go to private sports clubs, giving the impression that exercise requires a certain level of wealth. As a result, running in public is seen as taboo, leaving many runners to be playfully mocked as passersby pretend to cheer them on or compliment their outfits.

“I’ll be wearing orange shorts and people will be staring at my legs,” Kassem says with a chuckle. “One time a guy even made fun of me with an Egyptian phrase typically used to harass women.”

Because running isn’t widespread, Sophie views mockery as harmless, explaining that it is people’s way of being inquisitive.

Beyond curiosity, though, is sexual harassment. If men draw attention, then the sight of a woman running can often make a scene.

Randa, 24, says she has experienced sexual harassment twice on early morning runs through her neighborhood in the south suburb of Maadi.

“Usually I don’t have any problems, but on two occasions me and another female runner saw a man masturbating as we ran by him,” Randa says, adding that she is now more likely to ask a male friend to come along on her runs.

Sophie describes a lone incident in Sakkara where a man “grabbed at her body” as she passed him. She takes precautions to address sexual harassment by always running in groups, like Maadi Runners, and dressing appropriately – no shorts or tank tops, and sometimes with an extra shirt tied around her waist.

In addition to running in groups and dressing appropriately, Sophie and Randa both run in the mornings to beat pollution and traffic. Kassem, on the other hand, has retreated to his sports club for most of his training, citing a recent experience in Zamalek where “there was too much staring.”

Why do this to yourself?

So, with the urban chaos, taunting and sexual harassment, why are some runners still hitting the streets? For Sophie, a reflective run along the Nile in the early morning is what allows her to get in touch with her city.

“Running is not just about the physical act itself – it’s also a journey through your surroundings. It’s about what you feel, encounter and overcome as you sincerely experience and explore a city.”

“And that’s something I could never accomplish on a treadmill.”

 

 

 

 

 

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