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Jul 17, 2011 at 01:48 PM
Click here to watch the infamous video shot by Prof. Elmasry that was circulated across the whole world by major media outlets including CNN, BBC. and Aljazeera.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbzn6N3sBQE

Speaker:

Dr. Mohammed Elmasry,

Prof Emeritus of Computer Engineering, Univ of Waterloo

Founding publisher and editor of TheCanadianCharger.com

Mohamed Elmasry, Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, has made seminal and outstanding contributions to semiconductor device research and integrated circuit design through his extraordinary innovation, creativity and leadership.
 
Two Locations (Downtown Vancouver & Port Coquitlam)

First Lecture:

Date:      Friday, July 22, 2011 7:00 PM

Location: Vancouver Public Library

           350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

 

Second Lecture:

Date:        Saturday, July 23, 2011 7:00 PM

Location: Masjid Alhidayah

             2626 Kingsway Ave

             Port Coquitlam, BC

Mohamed Elmasry, Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, has made seminal and outstanding contributions to semiconductor device research and integrated circuit design through his extraordinary innovation, creativity and leadership.

Professor Elmasry has lived the Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square, video taped events, interviewed  hundreds of stakeholders and wrote a book on the subject.

Professor Elmasry has been recognized among the 500 Most Influentual Muslims in the world in a GeorgeTown University publication in 2009.

Stationed in one of the key locations in Cairo overlooking Qasr Elneil bridge, he captured one of the most influential videos of the Egyptian revolution. His video was rebroadcasted by major news channels including Aljazeerah, CNN, and BBC. To view his video click on the link

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbzn6N3sBQE

In this talk he will report about the revolution, its future and its impact on the Arab and the Muslim worlds.

Stationed in one of the key locations in Cairo overlooking Qasr Elneil bridge, he captured one of the most influential videos of the Egyptian revolution. His video was rebroadcasted by major news channels including Aljazeerah, CNN, and BBC. To view his video click on the link

"Prof Elmasry was an eye witness to a lot of the revolution in Egypt and provided live video feed - really compelling as it happened," said journalist Raymond Wright.
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Preparations for Israel's war in Lebanon last summer were drawn up at least four months before two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hizbullah in July, Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, has admitted.

His submission to a commission of inquiry, leaked yesterday, contradicted the impression at the time that Israel was provoked into a battle for which it was ill-prepared. Mr Olmert told the Winograd commission, a panel of judges charged with investigating Israel's perceived defeat in the 34-day war, that he first discussed the possibility of war in January and asked to see military plans in March.

According to the Ha'aretz daily, which obtained details of Mr Olmert's testimony, the prime minister chose a plan featuring air attacks on Lebanon and a limited ground operation that would be implemented following a Hizbullah abduction. Hizbullah had made several attempts to capture Israeli soldiers on the border since Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000.

Israeli commentators believed that Mr Olmert and Amir Peretz, the defence minister, took the opportunity of the kidnapping to show they could manage a war in spite of their limited military experience. But the outcome of the war seemed to highlight their lack of experience and also deficiencies in Israel's military planning.

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