Sean Penn takes part in Egypt's Tahrir demo

Sean Penn in Tahrir square, Cairo's iconic landmark

“Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn makes surprise appearance at today’s Tahrir Square protest”


Ahram Online, Friday 30 Sep 2011

Sean Penn in Tahrir square, Cairo's iconic landmark

US film star and Oscar winner Sean Penn has joined today’s demonstration in Tahrir Square, staged to protest recent unpopular moves by Egypt’s ruling military council.

“The world is inspired by the call for freedom by the courageous revolution of Egypt,” Penn, waving an Egyptian flag, told Ahram Online from the square. “There are still struggles forward, there are constitutional issues, there [needs to be] a transition of power from the military to the people.”

Penn arrived in the square shortly after noon with Egyptian actor Khaled El-Nabawy. The two actors toured the iconic landmark before heading to the nearby Egyptian Museum.

The American actor added that he had joined today’s protest in order to show “solidarity with our brave Egyptian brothers; we are here to support their freedom.”

El-Nabawy said he had personally invited Penn to Egypt in hopes of reenergizing the country’s flagging tourism industry, which has struggled to bounce back following the recent revolution. El-Nabawy said that such visits by high-profile personalities would show that Egypt remained a “safe and beautiful country.”

Penn, a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in ‘Mystic River’ and ‘Milk,’ is also an outspoken critic of US policy in the Middle East.

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Groupon Leverages Conduit-Powered App

Wireless News November 9, 2010

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Conduit, powering apps for its network of over 260,000 web publishers and their 200 million users, and Groupon, a shopping website that, the Company noted, offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events, have announced the launch of the new Groupon Browser App. in our site groupon denver

In a release, the Companies said that the new app notifies users immediately, regardless of where they are on the web, when new deals are available, giving them easy access to each offer.

“Groupon offers amazing deals and we want to put them in front of consumers any way we can,” said Sean Smyth, VP of Business Development, Groupon. “Our first browser app complements existing marketing tools and opens the door to reach consumers in a whole new way. Conduit’s massive distribution channel will expose Groupon to millions of new consumers around the world.”

According to the Companies, the Groupon Browser App is now available in the Conduit App Marketplace, where it has already been installed by 2.5 million users in only a few weeks without any advertising support. In the Marketplace, the app is available to all 260,000 web publishers and 200 million potential users in the Conduit Network. The app is compatible with all of the major browsers, including Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer. see here groupon denver

“Groupon’s incredible success is due in large part to their forward thinking – they know that pushing information to their users is more effective than trying to bring them into their site, which many companies have yet to realize,” said Adam Boyden, president of Conduit. “Conduit fits perfectly into their distribution strategy as the app is persistently, but unobtrusively present on their users’ browser and feeds deals and information to them whenever they are on the web.”

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Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University. Keen not to be entirely consumed by the medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. History of the ancient Near East and of Ancient Egypt has long been an area of special interest to him. In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a causative factor in our existing life; and to him, it's as relevant and vibrant as the current moment. In his research and writings, Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why the ancient wisdom had been obstructed and ancient spirituality diminished whereas the Judeo-Christian teachings and faith took hold and prospered. Dr. Ezzat has written extensively in Arabic tackling many issues and topics in the field of Egyptology and comparative religion. He is the author of Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites. He writes regularly at many well-known online websites such as Dissident Voice and What Really Happened. Dr. Ezzat is also an independent filmmaker. His debut film was back in 2011 The Annals of Egypt Revolution and in 2012 he made Tale of Osiris a short animation for children. In 2013 his short The Pyramids: story of creation was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. And he is working now on his first documentary "Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites".