Amr Diab concert crashes Anghami servers

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Updated 30 August 2020

Amr Diab concert crashes Anghami servers

CAIRO: The servers of the music app Anghami suffered a malfunction within minutes of the start of the Egyptian singer Amr Diab’s online concert due to the huge public turnout.

Anghami apologized to its users for the delay in airing Amr Diab’s concert, which was scheduled to be broadcast at 5 p.m. yesterday and was delayed for an hour and a half. They promised to refund whoever could not make the concert.

Anghami apologized on its official Facebook page, saying that the huge pressure on the app caused the crash.

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The audience of Amr Diab’s concert, scheduled to be broadcast on the internet, expressed their annoyance at the concert delay.

The audience of Amr Diab’s concert, scheduled to be broadcast on the Internet, expressed their annoyance at the concert delay.

Amr Diab’s concert on Anghami began at 5 in the evening, and minutes after the start of the ceremony, the site suffered a malfunction.

Amr Diab recently released his song, “Amaken Al-Sahr,” which ranked at the top of the song list on the Anghami app, as well as top trending on YouTube and various social networking sites.

 


First UAE sighting of one of the world’s rarest birds in Abu Dhabi 

Updated 20 September 2020

First UAE sighting of one of the world’s rarest birds in Abu Dhabi 

  • Known as a Steppe Whimbrel, the bird is estimated to have a global population of only around 100
  • It is believed to have travelled in time for the autumn bird migration

DUBAI: One of the rarest birds in the world has been spotted in Abu Dhabi by two members of the Emirates Bird Records Committee (EBRC), according to state news agency WAM. 
Known as a Steppe Whimbrel, the bird - estimated to have a global population of only around 100 - was seen by Oscar Campbell and Simon Lloyd at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, WAM reported on Saturday.
Believed to have travelled in time for the autumn bird migration, the Steppe Whimbrel is an extremely rare sub-species of the widespread Whimbrel, which regularly passes through the Emirates in spring and autumn.
The Steppe Whimbrel seen in Abu Dhabi is believed to have been born this year, making it the first time a juvenile Steppe Whimbrel has been spotted anywhere in the world, according to WAM.
“On August 29, we were studying around 20 whimbrels on the Saadiyat Beach golf course. We were stunned when one flew off showing the distinctive white wings, clearly different from the other birds,” Campbell and Lloyd told WAM. 
“We immediately realized the potential significance of this so we concentrated on observing the bird and obtaining photographs, allowing us to check the key identification features,” they said.
Campbell and Lloyd then shared their photographs with world’s top expert on Steppe Whimbrels, Gary Allport, who confirmed their findings. 
“The discovery of a Steppe Whimbrel in Abu Dhabi is remarkable in itself, and confirms our suspicion that the migration route of the sub-species passes through the Arabian peninsula region,” Allport said. 
“What is even more remarkable is that this is the first time ever, anywhere in the world, that a juvenile Steppe Whimbrel has been seen in the field…It’s an amazing find,” he added. 
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Course management was delighted with the discovery. 
“When you look at the significance of sighting the Steppe Whimbrel in Abu Dhabi, its history and the subspecies actually being declared extinct in 1995, it is pretty amazing,” Clinton Southorn, Cluster Director of Agronomy for managers Troon Golf, told WAM.
“This is one of the reasons the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has worked hard to achieve its Audubon certification and showcase the positive environmental impact the course can have on the environment,” he added.