first_imgEgypt Celebrates 1045 years Over The Construction Of Cairo A Lebanese tourist who was arrested last month for posting a video on Facebook complaining of sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Cairo court on Saturday, her lawyer told Reuters.Mona el-Mazboh was arrested at Cairo airport at the end of her stay in Egypt after a 10-minute video in which she called Egypt a “s** of a b***h country” went viral on social media.The 24-year-old Mazboh complains of being sexually harassed by taxi drivers and young men in the street, as well as poor restaurant service during the holy month of Ramadan and an incident in which money was stolen from her during a previous stay.A Cairo court found her guilty of deliberately spreading false rumours that would harm society, attacking religion, and public indecency, judicial sources said.An appeal court will now hear the case on July 29, according to Mazboh’s lawyer, Emad Kamal.“Of course, God willing, the verdict will change. With all due respect to the judiciary, this is a severe ruling. It is in the context of the law, but the court was applying the maximum penalty,” he said.Kamal said a surgery Mazboh underwent in 2006 to remove a brain clot has impaired her ability to control anger, a condition documented in a medical report he submitted to the court. She also suffers from depression, he said.Egyptian rights activists say they face the worst crackdown in their history under Sisi, accusing him of erasing freedoms won in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.Supporters say such measures are needed to stabilise Egypt after years of turmoil that drove away foreign investors and amid an Islamist insurgency concentrated in the Sinai Peninsula.Related Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 years in Jail center_img Egypt Jewellery Museum Reopens After Three Years last_img read more

first_imgLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sam Schmidt took a spin around Indianapolis Motor Speedway last spring, his first time behind the wheel since being paralyzed in a racing accident in 2000.He had a tougher challenge Sunday: Navigating the twists and turns of the street course in Long Beach.”An unbelievable experience. Coming here for 25 years with my parents, I always wanted to race here, but never had the opportunity so it’s a really, really special day,” he said. “It’s a totally different experience sitting here. There’s bumps you don’t see from the TV and video games don’t do it justice.”Schmidt took to the track about an hour before the Grand Prix of Long Beach and did nearly two laps around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn circuit in a specially-equipped Corvette C7 Stingray.The car uses four infrared cameras mounted to the windshield that track left and right movements of Schmidt’s head through reflective markers. The information gets sent to a computer in the back of the car that calculates where to steer the car.Acceleration and braking is done with “sip and puff” technology similar to wheelchairs, where sipping on a straw slows the car down and blowing into it makes the car go faster.Schmidt’s top speed of 80 mph was less than what he hit at Indianapolis, but this trip involved turning left and right around the streets of downtown Long Beach.”This is probably the most fun and less stress that I’ll see all day,” Schmidt said. “Being on the stand is not as fun as this. To have a little confirmation from a guy like Mario (Andretti) and our drivers is fantastic. It speaks volumes. In the IndyCar Series it’s a team effort and this is a team effort with this group of engineers. It’s pretty nice to being to drive this car again.”A former driver on the IndyCar Series, Schmidt was paralyzed from the neck down after crashing during testing in Orlando. He founded Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2001 and teamed with Ric Peterson to form Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2013.last_img read more

first_img Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 1080p HD 360p About Connatix V56892 720p HD St. Cloud State men’s basketball coach Matt Reimer announced on AM 1390-Granite City Sports today that they have signed 6’7 205 pound forward Tristen Hull to a national letter of intent to play for the Huskies starting in the fall of 2017.Reimer says Hull is an athletic 4-man who can score both inside and out.  Reimer says Hull is from Kansas City but spend last season in Los Angeles.  1/1last_img read more