Sheikh Mohammed’s call for Arabic speaking volunteers met with overwhelming response

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed (AFP)
Updated 22 September 2017
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Sheikh Mohammed’s call for Arabic speaking volunteers met with overwhelming response

DUBAI: A project that required Arabic speakers and writers to help in the creation of free science and math educational content has received more than 12,000 volunteers.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, revealed the rush of volunteers in a tweet, just a few days after the project was launched on Monday.
The Dubai Ruler tweeted on Thursday: “In the new educational project of the Arab nation and we asked volunteers to translate 5000 video tutorial includes 11 million words. The volunteers arrived within two days, 12, 000 volunteers.”


The initial call asked for people to volunteer in the translation and reproduction of 5,000 videos into Arabic.
The program is aimed at benefiting 50 million students in Arab countries in a year.
“The program is a challenge, because we are challenging ourselves if we can translate and reproduce 5,000 videos in one year,” project manager at the Initiatives project, Abdullah Al-Nuaimi told UAE daily The National.


Macron to host dance music concert at Elysee Palace

Updated 17 June 2018
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Macron to host dance music concert at Elysee Palace

PARIS: Hundreds of electronic music fans will be treated to a rare concert in the opulent courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace on Thursday, part of France’s Day of Music festival.
More than 1,500 free tickets were quickly snapped up on a first come, first served basis by signing up on the Elysee website.
The office of President Emmanuel Macron has not confirmed if he and his wife Brigitte will make an appearance during the four-hour show at his official residence.
But the first couple did appear during a surprise Elysee performance for the music day last year by the orchestra of France’s Republican Guard.
Although Macron is not the first president to hold concerts at the presidency, his predecessors including Jacques Chirac and Francois Mitterrand made them invitation-only.
This will also be the first electronic music show, featuring two artists known for exporting the “French Touch” sound: the DJs Kavinsky and Pedro Winter, who performs as Busy P.
Kavinsky achieved wide recognition with “Nightcall,” a hit on the soundtrack to the 2011 film “Drive.”
Winter, the longtime former manager of Daft Punk, is also the founder of the Ed Banger label, whose artists have included house music acts Justice and Sebastian.
The will perform alongside younger artists Chloe, Cezaire and Kiddy Smile.