Nancy Ajram joins International Women’s Day celebrations

Nancy Ajram posted a tweet praising women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. (Photo courtesy: Social media)
Updated 08 March 2018

Nancy Ajram joins International Women’s Day celebrations

JEDDAH: The celebrated Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram joined in the celebrations of International Women’s Day with a tweet for the occasion.
The singer, who has sold more than 2 million albums and is ranked among the top three best-selling Arab female artists, tweeted a picture praising “strong, compassionate, beautiful, unique, powerful and ambitious women.”
The 34-year-old singer’s fans joined her in celebrating the occasion, with many praising her success and beauty, according to media reports.
Twitter user @SaraAASaleh replied, saying: “Happy women’s day to the strongest, unique and most successful woman who brought happiness to my life and made me smile everyday and still.”
Another user, @braaa2000, said: “You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen ... I love you very much.”
The popular singer has released 11 studio albums (including two dedicated to children), two live albums, one compilation album, two reissues and 48 singles and has appeared in many music videos and commercials.
With her popularity across the Arab world, she also serves as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and is considered one of the most influential personalities in the Middle East.


Mickey Mouse fans ‘over the moon’ as Tokyo Disney reopens

Updated 01 July 2020

Mickey Mouse fans ‘over the moon’ as Tokyo Disney reopens

  • The resort will operate at a 50 percent capacity for the foreseeable future, while parades and shows remain suspended
  • Tokyo, which has seen the highest number of coronavirus cases in Japan, allowed amusement parks to reopen in mid-June

TOKYO: Tokyo Disney Resort welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time in four months after being closed due to the coronavirus, with fans practicing social distance as they returned to see Mickey Mouse and other beloved characters.
Visitors in face masks queuing on floor marks clapped as the gates of the Magic Kingdom reopened, and were encouraged to clean hands, pay without cash and avoid screaming while enjoying one of Japan’s largest theme parks.
The resort will operate at a 50 percent capacity for the foreseeable future, while parades and shows remain suspended. But the new norm did not dampen the enthusiasm of Disney lovers like university student Momoka Mitsui.
“I’m over the moon just to be able to get inside Disneyland,” said the 18-year old who visited the park with a friend, both sporting face masks and matching Mickey Mouse headbands.
Tokyo, which has seen the highest number of coronavirus cases in Japan, allowed amusement parks to reopen in mid-June — later than those in some other regions — after the government lifted the national state of emergency in late May.
Other precautions being taken to protect against the disease at the park include temperature screening and the mandatory use of face masks, according to operations procedures published on the Tokyo Disney Resort’s website last week.
Staff members are also asking guests to refrain from screaming loudly on rides, in accordance with guidelines first published by Japan’s main amusement park associations in May.
Masahiko Endo, a 37-year-old care worker from Tokyo, said he agreed with the decision to limit the number of guests entering the park located some 15 kilometers away from central Tokyo.
“I hope the pandemic will be contained soon, so that Disney can go back to being a place anyone can visit,” he said, clinching a Duffy the Disney Bear toy.
Tokyo Disney Resort, consisting of both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, is the third Disney-themed park globally to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic, according to operator Oriental Land.
It attracted over 32.5 million visitors annually in 2018 and had sales of $4.06 billion in fiscal 2019.