Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Hurghada port closed for bad weather conditions http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2439377 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/10/30/484151/sw_ltqs_blskndryh_yglq_bwgz_tswyr_mhmwd_th04.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal;">The Red Sea Ports Authority decided to close the port of Hurghada due to bad weather, canceling all Nile cruises.</span></p><div>Authority spokesperson Abdel Rehim Mostafa said waves were 3 to 4 meters high and wind speed reached 28 knots per hour.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:59:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2439377 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/10/30/484151/sw_ltqs_blskndryh_yglq_bwgz_tswyr_mhmwd_th04.jpg Egypt's Ministry of Irrigation and Grundfos may work together soon http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2439371 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/10/30/495070/min_irrigation.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Grundfos Egypt and the Ministry of Irrigation recently discussed cooperation opportunities during a meeting between Denmark&#39;s ambassador Pernille Dahler Kardel, Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Al-Moghazy and Grundfos Egypt chief&nbsp;Ehab Eshak.&nbsp;</p><p>The two parties talked about cooperation in the &quot;field of solar&nbsp;panel pumps, capacity building and training&quot;, according to a statement on Denmark&#39;s Egypt embassy website. The two sides agreed to pilot project involving solar panel pumps, possibly in Toushka.</p><p>The Minister&nbsp;for Irrigation invited Denmark to display Egyptian Danish cooperation projects in the field of water management at the Aswan Nile Museum, which is set to open in January 2015.&nbsp;</p><p>According to the statement, Ambassador Kardel said that Denmark would be glad to showcase its work &quot;as there are many projects that were financed through DANIDA in the water sector.&quot;</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:00 +0000 Egypt Independent 2439371 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/10/30/495070/min_irrigation.jpg 26 Zamalek soccer fans acquitted of rioting, sabotage charges http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2439358 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2013/07/24/4886/lzmlk_wlhly_bljwnh_tswyr_hmd_lmsry_13.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Sahel Misdemeanor Court acquitted on Thursday 26 members of Ultras White Knights, a group of hardcore fans of Zamalek Sports Club, of charges of breaking the protest law, sabotage and the possession of weapons during a march in Shubra last August.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The young protesters were demanding the release of colleagues detained over alleged assaults on the club&rsquo;s president, Mortada Mansour.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mansour accused members of the group of shooting at him while standing near the club&rsquo;s gate.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Relations between Zamalek club and the Ultras worsened over Mansour&rsquo;s frequent criticism of the group&rsquo;s &#39;fanatic&#39; style.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:29:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2439358 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2013/07/24/4886/lzmlk_wlhly_bljwnh_tswyr_hmd_lmsry_13.jpg Health Ministry official denies spread of typhoid in Dalga village http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2439353 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2012/09/08/229/clip_940.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>A number of Dalga village residents in Minya said that drinking water contaminated with sewage may be the cause of repeated infections with a disease similar to typhoid fever, which spread a few days ago in the village.</p><p>Residents said the cause of water pollution was the construction of buildings over the past years so close to the village&#39;s water station.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">The Department of Health, meanwhile, confirmed that the water analysis proved its safety</span><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">.</span></p><p>The Department of Health said 16 residents were withheld at Dermwas Hospital. Six cases diagnosed urinary tract infection and intestinal catarrh and were suspected of Maltese fever,&nbsp;typhoid&nbsp;fever and a bad colic.</p><p>Salah A. and Adel S., two residents, said a number of villagers resorted to private medical clinics, and discovered they had caught typhoid and paratyphoid.</p><p>Morris Hany, resident, said that the water station relies on groundwater due to the far distance between the&nbsp;the Nile River and the&nbsp;village, which is &nbsp;very close to the Western Desert.</p><p>The water station was supposed to be isolate with a diameter of at least 45 meters, but citizens built in the vicinity of the station contaminating groundwater with waste water.</p><p>Deputy Minister of Health in Minya Amina Ragab denied the spread of infectious diseases in Dalga.</p><p>The population of the village of Dalga is 80 thousand 539 people, and the number of cases that have been withheld at the hospital since 23 until 27&nbsp;October are&nbsp;only 16 cases.</p><p>The cases from different places in the village and different diagnoses, said Ragab.</p><p>Ragab added 6 cases left hospital, and the conditions of other cases are good as they are subject to treatment and observation.&nbsp;</p><p>The number of patients compared to the population census of the village shows normal rates of infection, according to Ragab.</p><p>The preventive health management analyzed 26 drinking water samples in the month of October and proved the safety of water, said Ragab.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:08:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2439353 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2012/09/08/229/clip_940.jpg