Egypt’s culture digest July 15: Locusts in Toshka impose no danger to plantations; women police debut at Marsa Matrouh beaches; free early breast cancer detection in Damietta
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Women police secure female beach goers debut in Marsa Matrouh

As the summer tourism season begins in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, women police have been deployed to secure for first time female beach goers against sexual harassment.

The women police will be also tasked with dealing with beggars and organize traffic.

 

Women police securing beachgoers in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh - Photo by Youm7.

Women police securing beachgoers in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh – Photo by Youm7.

 

Free early breast tumors detection in Damietta in August

Damietta University has launched fixed convoys for free early detection of breast tumors in women, according to Youm7.

The campaign will kick off August 4 and will last for one month; it will work on a daily basis starting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except for Fridays.

It comes in collaboration between the Damietta university, the community service sector at Faculty of Medicine at Mansoura University and the National Women’s health program.

 

Locusts appeared in Toshka ‘impose no danger to plantations': official

Groups of locusts have appeared near Toshka area in South of Egypt, according to the General Director of Aswan Agricultural directorate Mohamed Gamal, who said that the appearance timing coincides with the breeding season of the locusts, in statements to Youm7.

Gamal added that the locusts impose “no dangers on the Toshka plantations,” noting that an agricultural team is expected to end these swarms within hours.

In 2013, locusts plague descended in Egypt, causing harm to crops; it also hit Israel the same year.

Swarms of locusts obscure Cairo's Giza pyramids during a particularly large migration in 2004. REUTERS

Swarms of locusts obscure Cairo’s Giza pyramids during a particularly large migration in 2004. REUTERS

 

Sun passes over the Ka’abe Friday for 2nd time this year

Sun will pass over the Ka’aba (The Cube;) a building at the center of the most sacred mosque “Al-Masjid al-Haram” located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday for the second time this year.

The phenomenon will occur at 12:27 p.m. KSA (11:27 Cairo time,) according to Youm7.

 

Want to learn violin? Check El-Sennary House’s event

El-Sennary Archaeological House in Cairo’s Sayeda Zeinab district will organize Sunday a workshop to teach youth how to play the violin.

The workshop will take place at 3 p.m. through 5 p.m.

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