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Feature Article

The Nile River

The Nile river is the longest river in the world. It's 4,132 miles in length and 1,107,000 square-mile basin. The Nile river is made up of two rivers the White Nile and the Blue Nile. These rivers meet in Sudan and then go on on their large journey. The white Nile is a lot bigger than the Blue Nile..
Discovery of the Nile

Egypt was blessed by the Nile in many different ways. Because of the Nile Egypt became one of the great cradles of world civilization. The Nile provided the people that moved to it's valley in the year 5000 BC water to drink, irrigation water, farming opportunity, fish and waterfowl for food, papyrus reeds grew on the banks of the Nile and they were used for boats and for houses. these reeds also allowed the ancient Egyptians to make paper on which to write important documents. The Nile River was guarded by desert on either side of it and that offered protection. In ancient Egypt the Nile would flood yearly covering up the farmlands. This would make the land very fertile for farming, thus improving Egypt's agriculture. But the Aswan high dam stopped the great river from flooding each year.

The equator is an imaginary circle on the surface of the earth, equidistant from the north pole and the south pole, and dividing the earth in half. The Nile has to cross the Equator in order to continue its long journey. Marine Officer James Corbett says on the Equator there are chunks of vegetation that breaks loose from the shore. This makes it very wavy and hard to steer. Some boats engines give out and people are stranded in the middle of the Equator. All year thunderstorms crash and it rains and pours. The Nile is not the prettiest river when people are crossing it.
History of the Nile

The first few settlers of the Nile River built houses of papyrus reeds that were all tied together in columns, with thatched roofs. The walls were made of straw, mud, and clay. Later settlers used the clay to build bricks. With the bricks they built stronger houses. Small villages started to appear along the Nile River. The people of these villages learned to irrigate and divert the water during the flooding season. As time passed the residents of the Nile River became better farmers.
The Land Around The Nile

The land on and next to the Nile has growing plants as do the oases, but other wise the land is all dry deserts. The land gets no water there for they can not grow much. But where the little water is they grow trees and plants and there most popular tings dates. The dates provided food and shade.
Water Use of the Nile

The Nile river's mingled waters are poured into the Mediterranean. Many Cities get their water supply from the Nile such as Burundi, Rwandi, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia. One 8th of the Niles water is supplied by Atbara.

Most of the weather around the Nile river is hot and very dry. They hardly get any rain. Instead of having rain or snow storms they have sand storms. Sand storms are when the strong winds blow the sand around and force it into sand hills which are hill made of sand. These sand storms are not a good thing to be stuck in because when the sand is being thrown around it feels like sand paper on your skin.


News ...Egypt

Shark Guardian of the Year 2006

Awarded To ...

The Arab Republic of Egypt

Due to the campaign, led by HEPCA and supported by the Red Sea Governate, The National Parks of Egypt and the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, to secure a decree banning shark fishing in the whole of the Egyptian Red Sea, in order to protect the shark population and environment of Egypt, the Shark Project has named Egypt as the Shark Guardian of the Year 2006.
HEPCA nominated Mr Baher Sobhi, Head of the Egyptian Tourism Office in Germany, to receive the award, demonstrating Egypt's commitment to the future of the environment.

The award winner was announced on 19th January and the award was presented on 23rd January at the Düsseldorf Boat Show.

HEPCA would like to thank and congratulate all its partners involved in helping to secure this award, for all their efforts and continued support: General Saad Abu Rida, the ex-Red Sea Governor, Dr Mustafa Fouda and Team from the National Parks of Egypt, the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, The Coastguard Forces, EEAA (Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency), USAID, Coca Cola International, Mr Mahmoud El Kaisoony, Head of the Environmental Committee in the Egyptian Chamber of Tourism, and all HEPCA members.


World Economic Forum on the Middle East

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 20-22 May 2006

The Middle East is experiencing an oil-driven boom that has generated substantial liquidity for investment and driven equity and property prices to record highs.

Global companies are emerging from the region in industries such as ITC, media, logistics and transport, and tourism, while international firms look to embrace new possibilities and engage in driving the economic growth of the region.

These developments, supplemented by new positive dynamics in the region’s politics, have given much cause for optimism. This optimism is matched by the challenge of meeting the needs and expectations of the next generation of young people who represent the future of the Middle East.

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East, on 20-22 May 2006, will focus on these challenges, shaping the regional agenda towards bold decisions that will provide hope and opportunity for young people. Job creation must be at the heart of the region’s future, and the business agenda and labour market issues will form the core of a stimulating and comprehensive programme. Other sub-themes will cover the rule of law, peace, security and international relations, and issues of youth, culture and identity.







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Whats on... Egypt

Golf “Salem Trophy” Championship

Play where the Pros Play! The Jolie Ville Golf and Resort in Sharm el Sheikh has announced the 5th Annual Salem Trophy Golf Championship, to be held on February 17th and 18th under the sunny skies of Sinai.

The Jolie Ville has been host site to the European Professional Golfers Association Challenge and Seniors Tour Events, and this competition is a perfect occasion to kick off the new year’s golf season.

This time, the Salem Trophy donations will benefit a local charity, with a two-days Individual Stableford competition with 80% of your valid handicap with Mens and Ladies divisions.

More Information...

Miss Egypt 2006 pageant has already started few weeks ago. Face To Face's preparations are intensive to make the 2006 event even a bigger success than the 2005 edition. During the last few weeks, applicants have been interviewed at the Face To Face office, Mohandeseen, to choose our beautiful contestants. Melody TV. will be the official TV. channel for the second year in a row. Soon the event's commercials will be aired on both Melody Hits and Melody Arabia asking girls to apply for the event.

On the other hand, it has been decided that the pre-final night of Miss Egypt 2006 will take place on March 25th, and the final night to take place on March 29th, 2006. While the Mr. Egypt contest will take place on March 24th on the same stage of the pre-final night of Miss Egypt 2006.







Body & Soul

Discover” Laugh for no Reason”

People have forgotten how to laugh: Scientists are convinced that laughter has both preventive and therapeutic value. But these days, where is laughter? It seems as if people have forgotten how to laugh. Children can laugh up to 300-400 times a day, but when we grow into adults this frequency comes down to just 15 times a day, or less………

How to laugh and who will make you laugh?

Dr Madan Kataria, a Mumbai (India) – based physician has developed a new technique: free group laughter based on yoga.
It is not difficult to laugh without a reason:

Self-induced, stimulated laughter can easily be converted into real laughter when you do it in a group. Laughter is infectious, laughter is contagious and it spreads when you laugh in company and have good eye contact. We have all laughed without reason when we were children. The very essence of laughing without a reason lies in developing your child-like spirit and playful attitude
If you pretend to laugh or act happy your body produces same happiness chemicals:

whatever may be the source of laughter it leads to the same set of physiological changes occurring in our bodies.
Laughter suits all and is user friendly:

laughter exercise is short and sweet. A typical laughter session is a blend of yogic deep breathing, stretching, stimulated laughter exercises and cultivating child-like playfulness.
Health benefits of laughter therapy: notably
  • Anti stress
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Best aerobic exercises
  • Depression, anxiety and psychosomatic disorders
  • High blood pressure and heart disease
  • Natural pain killer
  • Makes you look younger
  • Self confidence
  • Social benefits
Laughter with who?

Your leader of laughter, Juliette Bémant (Belgium) accredited from Dr Madan Kataria School of Laughter Yoga. The laughter Club International is a non-religious, non-parochial and non-commercial organisation, committed to spreading the message of good health, friendship and brotherhood all over the world. I am also an accredited teacher of Biodanza “Naturel Movement of Life” from the Rolando Toro school of Paris. Today, I put to the service of “Laugh for No Reason” my entire experience acquired while teaching children and teenagers, some of whose were disabled.

Laughter where and when?

In front of Hotel Roma, Hadaba, private place, with air-conditioning, once a week, for one hour, after we share a tea (the participants will choose together the day and the moment)

Meetings reserved to women of all ages, only
Participate of the expenses 15 egyptian pounds
Contact : Juliette Bémant
Tel: 010 6859771 (from 3/2/06)
E-mail: juliettebemant@msn.com
more information: http://www.laughteryoga.org








Parents & Kids

Memory Book
Create a new tradition by making a memory book together with your kids. Then update it once a year as a mini time capsule keepsake.

Prep time: 30 min.
Difficulty: Challenging
  • Felt
  • Construction paper
  • Yarn, string, thread or cord
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  1. Cut felt or paper to the desired size (these will be the pages of the memory book) and bind by sewing with yarn, string or cord.
  2. Glue-in pieces of construction paper or felt to create pockets for keepsakes and souvenirs.
    Each year, a new "chapter" is created, items and information are added to the book, and parents and kids can look back on their past year's experiences.






Special Announcements
:::February 2006 :::

Opening Hours
from 10 am - 2 am

Chill Out Music

Cool Drinks

Great Food

We offer a typical Menu @25L.E
every day from 5 pm to 9 pm
Grüne Bohnen Eintopf
Kartoffelsalat mit Frikadellen und Senf
Berliner Leber mit Kartoffelpüree, Äpfel und Röstzwiebeln

Every Saturday from 8 pm
Choose your real Cocktail from the menu.
Pay the first one and drink your favorite till midnight for free!
Also check our regular Menu for Breakfast, Salads, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta and Desserts



Hot and Spicy Wings

These wings are really hot but the cool sour cream-basil dipping sauce helps tame the flame.

  • 12 chicken wings (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 - 5 cups cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1 2-ounce bottle hot pepper sauce (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoon snipped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 - 4 sprigs fresh basil (optional)
  1. Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wing at joints to make 24 pieces. Rinse pieces and pat dry. Fry wing pieces, a few at a time, in deep hot oil (375 degrees F) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Keep pieces warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying remaining pieces. Transfer wings to serving dish.
  2. In a saucepan melt margarine or butter. Stir in hot pepper sauce. Pour over wings, turning to coat.
  3. For dipping sauce, in a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing, basil, parsley, and milk. Serve wings with dipping sauce. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired. Makes 8 to 12 appetizer servings.
    Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare dipping sauce; cover and chill up to 24 hours.

Yeild: 8 Servings Prep Time:20 min Cook Time:8 min Carbs:Carbohydrate 1g


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