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October 17, 2021

Turkey-ALSHARQIYA October 17: The Turkish lira hit new record lows against the dollar and the euro on Friday as investors worried about further interest rate cuts despite rising inflation, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked three members of the central bank's monetary policy committee.
The lira fell about 0.9 percent on Friday, hitting an all-time low of 9.28 against the greenback. The Turkish currency was trading at 9.27 lira against the US currency at 2103 GMT.
The lira also touched the level of 10.7235 against the euro.
“These frequent shifts of central bank decision-making committee members underscore the message that Turkey’s central bank is not independent and is under enormous political pressure,” said Silva Demiralp, director of the Koç University Economic Research Forum and a former economist at the US Federal Reserve.
She added that the lack of credibility worries the markets because achieving the central bank's inflation target of five percent will likely be more difficult, and also because any increase in the interest rate in the future will be less effective.
Two of the three members of the Monetary Policy Committee who were dismissed were seen as opposing a 100 basis point rate cut to 18 percent last month, and their dismissals were seen as a prelude to further monetary policy easing next week at the earliest.
Analysts saw the move as further evidence of political interference by Erdogan, who has previously described himself as an enemy of interest rates and often urges monetary stimulus.

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October 18, 2021

Egypt-AL-Sharqiya October 18: The Zagazig Criminal Court in the Eastern Province punished a legal official residing in the Belbeis Center district, with 3 years in prison, and confiscation of the forged document, for being convicted of forging an official document in the contract of a marriage document.
The decision was issued under the chairmanship of Counselor Ahmed El-Gamal, President of the Court, and the membership of counselors Muhammad Suleiman Samra, Bassem Gawish, Tariq Ahmad Al-Halawani, and the Secretariat of Muhammad Effat.
The events of Case No. 34919 of 2020 felonies of Belbeis Center refer, when Counsellor Mohamed El-Gamal, the attorney general for the South Sharqia Prosecutions, referred “W” a legal authorized, resident of Belbeis Center, “K” an imam and preacher with reward, resident of Al-Shorouk Governorate, Cairo Governorate, and “A. K. “resident of Dayrout Center,” and “Mn,” resident of Dayrout Assiut, because during 2018, the defendants from the second to the fourth, participated by agreement and assistance with the first defendant, a legitimate “authorization” in committing forgery in one of the official documents, which is the document ratifying the marriage By proving that the two parties to the marriage contract, namely the third and fourth accused, are free from legal impediments, as well as their eligibility for marriage, and this was contrary to the fact that the fourth accused is married to another.
The first accused, using the forged document, submitted it and deposited it at the Belbeis Court for Family Affairs, as well as the Civil Status Department, citing the data contained therein, and was referred to the Criminal Court, which issued its previous ruling.

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October 17, 2021

Denmark-ALSHARQIYA October 17: The Danish national team players found themselves in a whirl of investigation after a party with the female hotel staff they were staying in, before a crucial match in the World Cup qualifiers scheduled in Qatar.
And the British newspaper “Sun” reported that the investigation was opened by the Danish Football Association after allegations that the players had intimate relations with female employees of a hotel in Elsinore, last week.
The accident occurred before the Danes' trip to the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, to face the Moldovan national team, which they beat 4-0.
The newspaper said the Marinelist's management in turn chided two waitresses who were "very friendly" with some members of the team.
The hotel's manager, Michael Lauritsen, expressed his anger in a leaked email to staff, describing what happened as "disappointing and totally unacceptable".
"We must always act professionally, and not get close to the players in particular in the guest areas or in the rooms," the manager added to his staff, according to the newspaper.
"I can confirm that I had to reprimand two female employees who did not comply with the hotel's policy," Danish magazine See Og Hor was quoted as saying.
"I have always had constant contact with the Danish Football Association, and of course we discussed this," he added.
"I was told that the women were in one pool while the players were in another, and the two sides met in one pool," the hotel manager revealed.
Denmark continued its remarkable brilliance this year when, on Tuesday, it booked its ticket to the World Cup finals scheduled in Qatar next year with a full score in eight matches, after its impressive campaign in the last European Cup this summer when it was eliminated in the round of four.
It is noteworthy that Denmark participated five times in the World Cup, and its best was in 1998 when it reached the quarter-finals, while it was eliminated in the round of 16 in the last 2018 edition.

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October 18, 2021

US-ALSHARQIYA October 18: Facebook plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years, in an effort to build a digital world known as the "metaverse".
The social media giant said it will hire highly skilled engineers in countries across the conglomerate, as the company focuses its recruitment drive on Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland.
“From the thousands of employees in the European Union, to the millions of companies who use our apps and tools every day, Europe is a big part of our success,” Facebook’s head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, and central product vice president, Javier Olivian, wrote in a post. The success of European companies and the broader economy.
The company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, outlined his vision for the metaverse in July. The term is used to describe digital worlds in which multiple people can interact in a three-dimensional environment.
Facebook recently revealed what it called its first step into the world of metaverse, with the launch of a work collaboration app where people hold meetings in virtual reality.
In addition to Facebook, a number of other companies, including Microsoft, Roblox and Epic Games, are investing heavily in their own versions of the metaverse.
It comes at a time when Facebook is facing a barrage of attacks, after investigations by the Wall Street Journal revealed the company's internal research on the negative impact of its Instagram app on teens and the exemptions of prominent individuals from its rules.
Earlier this month, Frances Haugen, who leaked the internal documents, testified at a US Congressional hearing. Haugen and another Facebook whistleblower, Sophie Zhang, are due to testify before the British Parliament this month.
EU lawmakers also called Haugen to appear at a parliamentary hearing in November.

October 17, 2021

United States-alsharqiya  October 17: Apple introduced a distinctive system for the cameras in the iPhone 12 phones, specifically within the Pro versions. However, the company has made greater improvements in the new generation of iPhone phones, which qualified the regular iPhone 13 to outperform the Pro versions of the previous generation.
Perhaps the reason for this is the Sensor-Shift technology that allows the camera sensor to move while shooting. This technology, along with many other techniques, has improved the performance of iPhone 13 phones.
It used to be that the new generation of iPhone phones outperformed the previous generation in terms of imaging capabilities. However, the comparison is usually between the regular and the Pro versions. Not between the Pro and regular versions.
According to DOOMark tests, the regular iPhone 13 achieves 138 points in imaging performance for still images, and thus outperforms the iPhone 12 Pro by only one point. But in terms of video shooting, the phone has scored 117 points.
On the other hand, the phone has achieved 117 points in the performance of video shooting, and 55 points in the performance of the zoom, and thus it is significantly superior to the iPhone 12 Pro phones.
The difference is due to the aforementioned Sensor-Shift technology. But this technology was already available in the previous generation, but exclusively for the iPhone 12 Pro Max versions.
The main sensor in the iPhone 13 camera comes with a 12-megapixel camera, which is the same sensor that was present in the iPhone 12 Pro Max in general. This is in addition to the sensor with a wide shooting angle.
Interestingly, the iPhone 13 mini has the same cameras as the regular iPhone 13 version. Which means that the iPhone 13 mini outperforms the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Which is peculiar to Apple and its development strategies.
The phone has achieved a good performance in terms of zoom, although it does not come with a zoom camera - that is, a separate telephoto - as is the case in the Pro versions, whether from the current generation or the previous generation.
It is also mentioned that a large number of users do not trust DXOMark tests in general. On the other hand, iPhones in general come in a relatively late position in the list of the best smartphone cameras on the platform.

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October 17, 2021

Malaysia-ALSHARQIYA October 17: A beauty salon in Malaysia has joined the list of businesses benefiting from the popularity of the "Squid Game" series, where it decorates its clients' nails with designs and shapes inspired by the South Korean series.
The Manicure Nail Salon, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, has designed a set of false nails representing each of the nine episodes of the series. For example, there is the "Red Light... The Green Light" nail that includes a drawing of the giant killer doll from the first episode of the series, while the "Hell" nail bears a picture of the game officials in their red jackets and a coffin decorated with a pink ribbon.
"Is it difficult to draw? Yes, a bit because it's all 100 percent hand-drawn, not print," said salon partner Lim Bai Chen.
This week, the series "The Squid Game" became the largest number of viewers among the original series of the "Netflix" service for broadcasting on the Internet, after the number of its viewers reached 111 million, in less than one month since the beginning of its broadcast.
The series revolves around a cash-strapped group whose members compete in children's games with deadly consequences, in pursuit of a prize of 45.6 billion won (US$38 million).
The series caused a sensation online and inspired many spooky Halloween costume designs.
Chen Quan Hao, one of the salon's owners, said the demand for the series' false nails came from overseas buyers, via the salon's website, as well as from local residents.

October 14, 2021

Saudi-ALSHARQIYA October 14: The Saudi Fashion Authority announced the organization of the "Fashion Futures" forum, on December 10 and 11, at the Palace of Culture in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh. It is expected that this event will be an opportunity for a meeting between the international, regional and local fashion communities as well as a space for exchanging ideas, knowledge and experiences in this field.
The program of this forum highlights the themes of sustainability, diversity, culture, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is held in a format that combines physical and virtual events, provided that it is open to fashion experts and professionals, and available to the public interested in fashion to attend and participate practically, in addition to the possibility of following a series of digital events and activities from all over the world via the Internet.
It is expected that a group of the most important designers and global leaders in the field of fashion will participate in the activities of this event, who will interact with the public through meetings, discussions, and virtual and physical workshops.
Fashion-related events taking place in the Middle East, transforming Saudi Arabia into a leading regional hub for fashion while highlighting local talent and capabilities.
The launch of the "Future of Fashion" forum dates back to 2019, as the first event dedicated to fashion held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A digital platform for this event was created in June 2021 after Burak Cakmak was appointed as the Executive Director of the Fashion Committee. The platform's first event, "Future of Fashion: Moving Towards Sustainability, Diversity, and Innovation," was broadcast live from studios in New York and Riyadh.
The event hosted some of the world's most important sustainability experts to address the most pressing issues we face today. As for the next event, members of the public will be allowed to enter for free through electronic registration, allowing them to participate in its digital activities and virtual events from anywhere in the world.

October 13, 2021

London-ALSHARQIYA October 13: Alexander McQueen's house returned to present its live shows after the pandemic, through its first women's fashion show in London after an absence from this city for 20 years, evoking a "cloud" to act as a stage for this show.
Sarah Burton, the house's creative director, chose to present her Spring-Summer 2022 collection off the London Fashion Week calendar. She decided to return to her London roots through a presentation on the roof of one of the city's buildings, where a transparent bubble was installed in the form of a cloud designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radek, who made sure that the London sky, which was the source of inspiration for the show, was shown through it.
Inspired by the changes in the London sky, Sarah Burton set of 36 looks that varied in colors between white, grey, navy, black, light leaf, yellow and pink. They are all gradations that decorate the London sky with the change of weather and the succession of the hours of night and day.
This collection included many women's suits that carried the special touches of Alexander McQueen. She kept her classic cuts and was decorated with huge sleeves and embroideries. It was also remarkable that the black leather matched with denim in many looks, and the feathers entered the dresses made of chiffon, in addition to coordinating the looks decorated with bytes with feathers. As for the crystal chains, we have seen them invade blazer jackets, corset dresses, and even socks and shoes. The drawing of clouds, executed with great precision, was repeated on the costumes.
"I love the idea of ​​a McQueen woman being strong in character and unaffected by the passing clouds and storms of her life," Sarah Burton said in the notes accompanying the show. It was perfectly embodied by veteran model Naomi Campbell, who concluded the show with a striking black look.

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October 18, 2021

Russia-ALSHARQIYA October 18: The "Operalia - 2021" competition for opera singers, founded by world opera star Placido Domingo, will be held from October 18-26 at the Russian Academic "Bolshoi" Theater in Moscow.
As for the first round of the competition, it was held on Monday, October 18, on the new stage of the theatre.
It is noteworthy that Placido Domingo, who launched the competition, arrived in Moscow on October 12, where he led the orchestra at the Tosca opera on October 12, 14 and 16 at the new stage of the Bolshoi Theatre.
A Bolshoi spokeswoman indicated that Placido Domingo is the artistic director of the "Operalia" competition, which he founded in 1993. The purpose of the competition, according to Maestro Placido Domingo, is to search for new talents and help them develop their creative careers.
The competition jury nominated 34 male and female singers out of a total of 100 applications submitted to participate in it. Among the participants were the singer of the opera group of the Bolshoi Theater, Khuzoud Dafronov, singer of the "Pokrovsky Theater" Valery Makarov and graduates of the opera program of the "Bolshoi Theater", Victoria Karkacheva and Dmitry Chiplikov.
The semi-finals of the competition will be held on October 20. On October 24, a grand concert will be held on the historical stage of the "Bolshoi Theater" with the participation of Maestro Placido Domingo and the finalists of the "Operalia - 2021".
It is noteworthy that the "Operalia" competition is held every year in various cities of the world. It has previously held in Washington, Madrid, Los-Angeles, Budapest, Astana, Mexico and others. The 2011 "Operalia" competition was hosted by the Stanislavsky Musical Theater in Moscow.