The El Warraq Misdemeanor Court in central Cairo handed down a four-year jail sentence and an EGP 100 fine to Ali Abdelhamid Ali for causing the death and injury of 20 people during a traffic accident on the Ring Road in mid-October.
A police investigation determined that Ali’s speeding and reckless driving led to the death of 12 people, one of whom was an infant.
Ali, an AUCian, was driving his black BMW toward the Pyramids area, often clocking speeds of over 150km/h, police sources said.
To encourage students to start their own businesses, the student-run activity Entrepreneur Society (ES) launched Jamboree, a two- day event that allowed students to sell goods in booths in and around the Campus Center.
Booths at the campus center cost EGP 150 per day, while booths at the plaza area cost EGP 250 per day.
In what is becoming a trend, another global hypermarket chain opened in Egypt last week. Lulu Hypermarkets, a subsidiary of UAE-based EMKE Group, launched operations in Egypt when it opened its first store in Nasr City.
Yusuf Ali, the managing director of EMKE Group, told the press that his company plans to invest EGP 2.8 billion in expanding its retinue of hypermarkets and malls throughout Egypt, which he believes has great potential for growth.
Amidst tears and expressions of shock and anger, the AUC community held a congregational prayer for Ammar Tareq, a journalism and mass communication student, who was killed in a car accident on Road 90 October 19.
Fighting back tears, Tareq’s father led the prayer on Wednesday as dozens of students dressed in ceremonial black colors of mourning gathered to pay their condolences.
Tareq had been driving to the campus on Tuesday morning to attend a Student Union activity.
He swerved to avoid a huge hole in the asphalt on Road 90 but lost control of his white Volkswagen Golf. It flipped over and skid down the road. Tareq, who had not been wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from his seat.
Students looking for fresh and healthy meal alternatives have been lining up in droves at the salad bar stands scattered around campus.
“I think it is very healthy and it gives students a wider selection of what to eat,” said Farida Abboud, a political science major.
A group of AUC students started a ‘mix-your-own-salad’ business venture last semester amid growing dissatisfaction with available food outlets. It later inspired one of the on-campus fast food restaurants, Mercato, to adopt this concept and set-up a salad bar of their own at another location.