Chess For Peace ,Love And Tolerance.

الشطرنج من أجل السلام و الحب و التسامح


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Egypt Mourns The Death Of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III (3 August 1923 – 17 March 2012)

Pope Shenouda III (CopticⲠⲁⲡⲁ Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ϣⲉⲛⲟⲩϯ ⲡⲓⲙⲁϩ ϣⲟⲩⲙⲧ Papa Abba Šenoutee pimah šoumt; Arabic: بابا الإسكندرية شنودة الثالث‎; Egyptian Arabic: البابا شنودةIPA: [elˈbɑːbɑ ʃ(e)ˈnuːdæ]; born Nazeer Gayed Roufail IPA: [nɑˈzˤiːɾ ˈɡæjjed], 3 August 1923 – 17 March 2012) was the 117th Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic Seat of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. He was also the head of The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. He was a conservative figure within the Church; and also respected within the Muslim community.
A graduate of Cairo University with a degree in History and the Coptic Orthodox Seminary, Nazeer Gayed became a monk under the name Father Antonios the Syrian after joining the Syrian Monastery of the Ever-Virgin Mary the Theotokos, where he was later elevated to the priesthoodPope Cyril VI summoned Fr. Antonios to the patriarchate where he consecrated him General Bishop for Christian Education and as Dean of the Coptic Orthodox Theological Seminary, whereupon he assumed the name Shenouda, which was the name of a Coptic saint and two previous popes: Shenouda I (859–880) and Shenouda II (1047–1077).
Pope Shenouda served as Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria since 14 November 1971, presiding over a worldwide expansion of the Coptic Orthodox Church. During his papacy, he appointed the first-ever bishops to preside over North American dioceses that now contain over two hundred parishes (200 in the United States, 23 in Canada and one in Mexico), up from four in 1971, as well as the first bishops in Australia and the first bishops in South America. Shenouda was known for his commitment to ecumenism and had, since the 1970s, advocated inter-denominational Christian dialogue. He devoted his writings, teachings and actions to spread and propagate for the rules of understanding, peace, dialogue and forgiveness...(

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Russian IM\Valentina Gunina Makes History And Wins The Prestigious Women European Chess Championship 2012

The Russian talented IM\Valentina Gunina (2511 Elo) made history and won -on tiebreaks- the title of the prestigious European Individual Women Chess Championship that took place from 2-13 March ,2012 in the Anatolian hotel in the beautiful city of Gaziantep ,Turkey and currently are followed by The European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships (from 15-18 March) under the auspice of the Turkish Chess Federation and the sponsorship of the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality the City of Gaziantep and the European Chess Union that provided a prize fund of 150,000 Euro for the three events -IM\Gunina won 20,500 Euro for the first prize-which makes it the biggest prize fund in the history of the European Women's chess events ;GM\Tatiana Kosintseva (2513 Elo) from Russia came second while GM\Anna Muzychuk (2583 Elo) from Slovenia-who was leading the tournament to the last 11th round that lost dramatically to IM\Gunina- came third .
Congratulations to all the winners and to Mr.Ali Nihat Yazıcı -Chairman of the Turkish Chess Federation-
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Very Young Talented FM\Andro Wagdy (2038 Elo) Plays A Simultaneous Chess Exhibition In SCCA On 2/3/2012

FM\Andro Wagdy (2038 Elo) - a 15 years old chess prodigy and African and Arab chess champion- played earlier today a very successful  simultaneous chess exhibition against 12 young talented players from SCCA at the prestigious SCCA VIP hall 
The result was surprisingly +12-0=0 in favor of FM\Andro who played a very solid chess and used his huge experience to create winning positions on all boards .At the end FM\Andro played a blindfolded game against Yara Ibrahim Allam -8 years old-that ended in a draw .
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Friday, March 2, 2012

An Egyptian 18 Years Old Genius From Alexandria Makes It Into The Final 6 Regional Winners In Youtube Spacelab's Competition

Amr Mohammed Elmasry -18 years old student from Alexandria ,Egypt- was to able to achieve history and qualify for the final top six contenders who were selected at the level of regions of the world to win the global competition .The international competition attracted thousands of young youth from many countries around the world aged from (14-18) years old who competed to design innovative scientific experiments that could be carried in outer space .The contest was held in cooperation with a number of space agencies in the world including : NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration,ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) that give the 2 first global winners a chance to have their experiments carried out in outer space (in the ISS -International Space Station) and to be broadcast-ed live on Youtube .The contestants who were selected for the six finalists were from : Egypt ,New Zealand ,India ,Spain and The United States Of America .
Amr's experiment is to investigate the effect of microgravity on behavior of jumping spiders (Zibra Spiders : Salticus Scenicus) catching their preys .The top six regional winners will travel to the USA on March to participate in a series of exciting events such as : flying in a simulation model to the outer space without gravity  and win a laptop Lenovo IdeaPad U 300s and have a chance to make a tour in Udvar-Havy (National Air And Space Museum) and then attend the Awards Ceremony on March the 22nd .
Congratulations Amr ..We are all proud of you !
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