2014 American Music Awards Highlights

The 2014 American Music Awards, which took place on November 23rd, 2014, was broadcast LIVE from the famous Nokia Theatre in L.A. The ceremony paid tribute to the most influential and iconic stars of the year. The night kicked off with Taylor Swift’s performance of “Blank Space” followed by Lorde with her nothing less than powerful rendition of The Hunger Games soundtrack song “Yellow Flicker Beat”. One Direction had the entire theatre swooning left and right with their latest song “Night Changes”. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande performed a double feature of a slowed down version of “Problem” and “Love Me Harder” featuring The Weeknd. Sam Smith’s performance was, as usual, emotionally charged; however, Selena Gomez gave an even more heart-felt performance with “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, bringing BFF Taylor Swift to tears! Speaking of, Swift was the first recipient of the Dick Clark Award for Excellence this year. Another moment you probably did see, as well, was Brantley Gilbert’s sweet smooch with fiancée, Amber Cochran.



Artist of the Year – One Direction

New Artist if the Year – 5 Seconds of Summer

Favorite Rock/Pop Male Artist – Sam Smith

Favorite Rock/Pop Female Artist – Katy perry

Favorite Rock/Pop Band/Duo/Group – One Direction

Favorite Pop/Rock Album – Midnight Memories (One  Direction)

Favorite Country Male Artist – Luke Bryan

Favorite Country Female Artist – Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Duo/Group – Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Country Album – Just as I Am (Brantley Gilbert)

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist – Iggy Azalea

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album – The New Classic (Iggy Azalea)

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist – John Legend

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist – Beyoncé

Favorite Soul/R&B Album – Beyoncé (Beyoncé)

Favorite Alternate Artist – Imagine Dragons

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist – Katy Perry

Favorite Latin Artist – Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist – Casting Crowns

Favorite EDM Artist – Calvin Harris

Single of the Year – Dark Horse (Katy Perry)

Top Soundtrack – Frozen

Dick Clark Award for Excellence – Taylor Swift



Tailor Swift – Blank Space

Charli XCX – Boom Clap

Break the Rules

Wyclef Jean & Magic! – Rude

5 Seconds of Summer – What I Like About You

Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life

Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky – I’m Not the Only One

Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX – Fancy

Beg for It

Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – Problem

Break Free

Love Me Harder

Pitbull & Ne-Yo – Don’t Stop the Party


Time of Our Lives

Selena Gomez – The Heart Wants What It Wants

One Direction – Night Changes

Lil Wayne & Christina Milian & Nicki Minaj & Skylar Grey – Start a Fire

Bed of Lies

Fergie & YG – L.A. Love (La La)

Garth Brooks – People Loving people

Mary J. Blige – Therapy

Jessie J & Ariana Grande Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea – Booty


Romips – Your Path to the EU Market


Romania is a beautiful country with plenty to offer. From its historical sights to the shores of the Black Sea, and now one company is giving you the chance to become a part of it. Romips is a consulting company that helps investors establish companies, and purchase real estate and businesses in Romania. They obtain visas and residence permits for investors and their families which allow you to live and travel freely in both Romania and the European Union.

They offer all kinds of real estate assets, be it apartments, villas, summer cabins inside or outside the city, to live in or to purchase and lease. Romips also have a number of businesses for sale including, but not limited to, restaurants, cafes, hostels, hotels, land plots for both agricultural and commercial use, and much more!

Investing is easy and straightforward, they will provide you with everything you need!





Explore the World with Travco


Paris is known as the city of love. Enjoy a trip to the city of a million lights from the 2nd to the 7th of October, 2014 starting from LE 7,700. Upon arrival, you can join the half day Paris city tour where you can explore beautiful sights, landscaped gardens, and exquisite galleries. Across the Seine on the Left Bank, take your pick from Impressionist hangout Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame’s gothic grandeur, and the Musée Rodin featuring The Kiss sculpture, and who can go to Paris without climbing the Eiffel Tower and seeing the beauty of Paris from above? Don’t forget to join the Disneyland full day tour to explore the whole magical world of Disney or the trip to Bruges in Belgium.



When you’re in Casablanca, be sure to visit the small medina, the spectacular beaches, the classic examples of memorable architecture and the stunning Hassan II mosque. You will also have the chance to visit Marrakesh, and start your explorations in Djemaa el Fna square, the heart of the beautiful city that changes its offerings throughout the day. You will have the chance to visit historical Marrakesh including the famous Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, Bahia Palace, the Mellah and the Saadian Tombs. On your last day you can spend the last night at “Chez Ali” to enjoy a folkloric show and a delicious dinner. The duration for this Casablanca and Marrakesh trip is 7 days and 6 nights (3 – 9 October, 2014) starting from LE 7,500.



Dubai is like nowhere else on the planet and is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities and you have the chance to travel to this very special city for 6 days and 5 nights from 2 – 7 October, 2014 starting from LE 7,500. There is a lot to discover in Dubai including the Old Town, the historic Dubai Museum or the spectacular Burj Al Arab. And do not miss the half day Desert Safari Tour for a memorable afternoon that includes dunes bashing, henna painting, camel rides, and shisha pipes with a BBQ dinner. End the trip with an afternoon cruise on the Dubai Creek where you will be able to admire the view of this magnificent city.



Often called “the Paris of the Middle East”, Beirut is a thriving hotspot for shopping, socialising, and sightseeing. You can experience it for yourself from the 2nd to the 7th of October, 2014 starting from LE 5,200. You will have the opportunity to join the special tours in Harissa, Jeita and Babylos, Beiteddin, Deir El Kamar and Arz El-Barouk and Baalbeck, Anjar and Ksara. Archaeology-lovers will enjoy the National Museum of Beirut’s antiquities, but keep in mind Beirut’s real sights are its twentieth-century landmarks. You can also book the Beirut charter trip from Alexandria starting from LE 2,900 during the same dates. On this trip, you have the opportunity to join a free full day Beirut city tour and Arz El Barouk including transportation and a guide.





The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers


The World Economic Forum celebrated the power of technology and innovation by announcing the selection of 24 companies on August 26, 2014.

Among the remarkable selections are companies that are significantly improving diagnostics and health treatment; providing electricity to the off-grid underprivileged; pioneering low-cost computing; developing new visual, audio, and sensor technologies; and embedding Internet of Things services.

The Technology Pioneers for 2015 are: AutoGrid SystemsAvegantBlaBlaCarCambrian InnovationCanonicalCouchbaseEta DevicesGenomaticaGuardant HealthHealth CatalystHiBot CorporationIonic SecurityJasper TechnologiesKakao CorporationLabcyteLearnUpMera Gao PowerNewlight TechnologiesOrganovoProterraRaspberry Pi FoundationSilicor MaterialsSmartThings, and Vaxxas.

Each year the World Economic Forum, after a rigorous process, selects about 30 companies from hundreds of applicants. A selection committee – comprised of top technology and innovation experts, academics, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs, evaluates all candidates against the programme’s criteria before making its recommendation to the World Economic Forum.

Since 2000, around 600 innovative companies from five continents have been selected as Technology Pioneers. Among them, the majority are still thriving independently while others have been acquired by industry leaders.

The Technology Pioneers of 2015 will be recognised for their achievements in a ceremony on 11 September at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014, which will take place from 10 to 12 September in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China.

The Meeting is the foremost gathering in Asia on science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It will bring together more than 1,500 leaders from business, government, and research from over 90 countries. In addition, participants will also include the Forum’s Global Growth Companies, Young Global Leaders, Young Scientists, Social Entrepreneurs, and Global Shapers, as well as its members and partners.



OC socialites, Basel and Nellie Soliman, hosted a Sunday brunch to celebrate their Baby Shower at the infamous Montage Beverly Hills Hotel. The parents to be gathered their closest friends and family for a ‘Bee’ themed party with delicious treats and social mingling. We can’t wait to see baby Nizam!









“KITCHEN MOVES” Culinary Solutions

Few of us have the time to properly organise or prepare the elaborate dishes needed for a great event. Kitchen Moves is here to help you create the perfect day regardless of the occasion; whether it is a black tie affair, a simple luncheon, bridal shower, engagement party, business meeting, or a fun BBQ. Your event is a guaranteed success with an extensive variety of services from full event planning to creative and decorative work, experienced waiters and waitresses, chinaware, glassware, cutlery, and seating set-ups.

With Ramadan just around the corner, Kitchen Moves will be offering a unique experience of food serving. Be it a buffet iftar or sohour at your place, packed meals to go, or a dish party you’re attending, your culinary partner is at your service.

Kitchen Moves is also glad to help you with special menu options to support the vulnerable members of our community.

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Travco’s Summer Packages


Travco Travel Egypt is offering incredible summer packages that are hard to resist. With a wide range of varieties of places to go and amazing prices, your next destination with Travco will definitely be one-of-a-kind.

Travco offers a trip to Beirut for 7 days/6 nights from 28 July or 20 August, starting from only LE 4990 at a 3-star hotel with bed and breakfast. Who could say no to that? This city has the best of both worlds, really interesting museums to visit in the morning followed by the incredible nightlife, as Beirut is known to have the best clubs in the Middle East. You also can’t leave without trying the delicious local cuisine. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=20


If you’re looking for a more beach themed trip with incredible nightlife, then Limassol, Cyprus is your answer. The port in Limassol is to die for, and of course the nightlife is amazing. Whether you like to chill by the beach and enjoy the view or if you like to party, you’ll have a great time there. You will stay for 6 days/5 nights from 29 July or 16 August at a 3-star hotel starting from LE 5200. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=23

The best time to visit London is during the summer, and especially in August when it’s sunny as you get to enjoy the parks and ride your bicycle everywhere without the fear of it raining on you. If you’re also interested in shopping, then London has you covered with the best stores worldwide. Enjoy Travco’s deal of 6 days/5 nights starting August 8th at a 2-star hotel starting from LE 7990. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=1020


How mesmerising is the Far East? If you haven’t already been, then now is definitely the time to go. With the special offer of staying for 7 days/6 nights at 4-star hotels in Phuket and Bangkok starting from LE 8300, you can’t say no. It’s the perfect deal. From enjoying nature and waterfalls to riding elephants and seeing different types of animals, it is truly the exotic trip you need. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=1036

You can go to the amazing cities of Orlando and Miami for 11 days/10 nights, 5 nights in each, for only LE 15770 at 3-star hotels. These two cities are totally different as Orlando is a more family oriented city, whereas Miami is all about the parties and having a great time. You get to experience two different worlds in one country. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=1026



Go to Barcelona with the Mediterranean MSC Splendida cruise for 9 days/8 nights starting from LE 15900. You will stay for one night at a 4-star hotel in Barcelona where you will have a chance to visit all the historic museums and monuments as well as the chilled port with the best seafood restaurants in Spain. Then the other 7 nights on the luxurious, full board cruise ship where you will enjoy the view of the serene beach as it moves from place to place. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=1028


The packages details are as following:

- Roundtrip economy airfare on regular flights, including taxes.
- Airport transfers at destinations.
- Other hotel categories are available upon request.
- Above rates are ‘starting from’ prices per person in double room per stay.
- Optional sightseeing tours at all destinations are available upon request.
- Packages exclude visa fees.



“Style Me To Sparkle” at the JW Marriott

JW Marriott Cairo hosted a spectacular fashion event for the Charms JW Ladies Society members, where guest speaker Rania D’Angelo described the different shapes and styles of women and which colours and cuts fit them best. The ceremony was attended by society women where they enjoyed the fascinating ambience of the JW Mirage City Golf Club Terrace and stunning music and decoration of the runway. Also each of the attendees were surprised to receive a special kit with discounts from Al Sagheer Beauty Salon and a personal shopping day with Rania D’Angelo. The attendees were delighted with the unique Charms event and the unprecedented JW Marriott Cairo hospitality.

Charms JW Ladies Society is an exclusive club for social and cultural gathering that hosts many events and seminars, which offer exciting and new ideas about daily life for the modern woman, designed to enhance the lifestyle of the members.

In a hospitable surrounding Yasmine Sherif, Director of Marketing Communications and Sahar Khairy, Guest Relations Manager welcomed guests upon their arrival. The attendees expressed admiration for the elegant venue and taste of delicious dishes and warm hospitality.


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Henedy Collaborates with Yahoo Maktoob

Mohamed Henedy

Yahoo Maktoob has announced the exciting launch of two new video productions that are coinciding with the FIFA world cup in Brazil. The first show, Al Captain, consisting of 30 episodes was launched on June 22nd and stars comedy star Mohamed Henedy, while Brazil La Tkalimni, starring Omar Hussein from Saudi Arabia’s UTURN, comes in 15 episodes, and will be launched on June 28th.

The main concept of Al Captain is following the popular comedy star as he makes his trip to Spain, which is where many football stars come from. He spends his time there meeting different people and discussing his passion for football, whilst reflecting on his childhood dream of becoming a football player. The web production takes us with Henedy on his journey as we live every experience with him.

Brazil La Tkalimni, on the other hand, talks about a football novice as he goes to Brazil, the host country, to try and learn more about the game and engage himself in the World Cup ambience. Hussein joins people from all around the world as they celebrate the matches. This is the perfect web production for football beginners who are eager to learn more about the most exciting sporting event of the year.


Omar Hussein


Musical Words


Omneya Shohayeb & the Safi band

Omneya Shohayeb & the Safi band

For the first time, Virgin Megastores has combined two of our favourite art forms in one spectacular event. Virgin managed to give the audience a music show and a book signing event that they wouldn’t be able to see anywhere else.

Omneya Shohayeb during her book signing

Omneya Shohayeb during her book signing

Omneya Shohayeb, a Canadian based author, has launched her new book “The Life Jackets” on June 7th 2014. The book consists of short fiction stories that tackle difficult situations that everyone experiences in their day-to-day lives. The purpose of the book is to show a person that with positive energy you can get through any obstacle life throws at you. Combine that with the lively attitude and vibrant music of the Safi Band, it was a night full of positivity and laughter. It was the perfect marriage between music and the written word.

The performance

The Life Jackets' shelf at Virgin Megastores

The Life Jackets’ shelf at Virgin Megastores