From the story “A donkey with a nasty abscessed hoof came to our farm for treatment. The guys cleaned and dressed the hoof, which is doing better now.” by miliflamingo. Read it on Backspaces.
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Does the president ever reblog Darren Criss gifs? We think not.
POTUS: Needs more Darren GIFs!
Your move, VH1.
By Dina Lotfy
Are the “new cities” built only for the wealthy and privileged? Is Cairo managed with all its “stakeholders” as equals?
In order to initiate a project, such as building a new city, the first step; as per the project management institute (PMI); is the process of “identifying stakeholders”; all organizations and individuals who may impact or be impacted by the project execution. So who are the actual stakeholders of new Egyptian cities such as New Cairo, Sheykh Zayed and Sixth of October?
Are they inhabitants who can afford middle and upper class residence, middle investors who can rent or buy stores, big investors who can rent Class-A office spaces? These stakeholders are taken into consideration, but the new cities have other stakeholders who are not taken into consideration in the planning phase. These disregarded stakeholders can be identified easily by observing the streets of the new cities. Phenomena that started in the old Cairene neighborhoods, and upon neglecting; re-appeared disorderly in the eastern expansion “Nasr-city” and beyond, and again manifests in the same chaotic way in the further expansions of Cairo; East in New Cairo and West in Sixth of October.
Self-Employment Endeavors (a.k.a. Peddlers)
In a city where unemployment is skyrocketing, these micro-projects are self-employment endeavors; also known as “Peddlers.” Although Egyptian cities have always had peddlers in recent years these various mobile urban characters have been considered as “illegal” by recent laws. Every now and then they are chased by Egyptian forces and an entire corrupt system of bribery has become structured into the police force due to the mismanagement of street vendors/peddlers. Despite hardships, the phenomenon continued to expand into every inhabited new city.
By observation, most of these micro-projects are located beside bus and microbus stops, at cross-roads, under bridges or at pivotal shaded spaces. These are places where individuals gather in the morning time on their way to work to have a quick breakfast; sandwiches of “foul & falafel”, hot drinks such as tea or coffee. In the afternoon the offering switches to hearty but quick to eat meals such as Koshari. Other products sold by peddlers include grilled or boiled corn, products suitable for the hot summer such as fresh cold jujube, licorice, or yellow lupine. Upon further observation; micro-projects customers; especially in the new cities; are basically builders, construction labor, craftsmen, guards, truck drivers, etc.
It is remarkable how these micro-businessmen and women do all the market studies, in an innate process, from selection of location, selection of working hours to the selection of activity type according to location conditions and potential customers, to the process of re-locating in case of non-feasibility. They design the project’s working area, display, simple shade and they operate by installing heat and water sources. These entrepreneurial endeavors provide needed services to an important and dominant segment of society.