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Egypt's first satellite launched
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Clock changes
Egypt Vows "Scientific War"
If Germany Doesn't Loan Nefertiti
whats on
Pacha Sharm's 3rd Anniversary
Parents and Kids - Tissue Paper Flowers
Jelly Cakes
Padi Instructor Materials for sale
Work for a magazine in Hurghada
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Community News
Portofino Ristorante


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Egypt's first satellite launched

An Egyptian satellite, Egyptsat-1, was successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, MENA reported.

  Egypt Satellite
Egyptsat-1, Egypt's first satellite for scientific research

Egyptsat-1 will be devoted to scientific research and photography to support development in the fields of construction, cultivation and fighting desertification, said MENA.

The Egyptian satellite is one of the 14 foreign satellites carried in one rocket launched by the Russian Federal Space Agency on the day, including a satellite from Saudi Arabia.

Egyptsat-1, Egypt's first satellite for scientific research, carries two remote sensing devices - an infrared and a multi-spectrum, according to MENA.

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Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Carcharhinus longimanus
red sea marine life
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
The Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Description & Behavior

The oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861), aka white-tipped shark, whitetip oceanic shark and whitetip shark, is a large stocky shark with a huge, rounded first dorsal fin and long, wide-tipped pectoral fins. The snout is blunt and rounded; upper teeth triangular; interdorsal ridge present. The dorsal side is usually dark gray with a bronze tinge, sometimes brown or blue; white ventral side, sometimes with a yellow tinge; the tips off first dorsal, pectorals, and lower lobe of caudal are often white or have white spots. The ventral surface of the pelvic fins, apices (tips) of anal and second dorsal fins, and ventral lobe of the caudal fin often have black spots and black or dusky saddle-marks are found in front of second dorsal fin and upper margin of the caudal fin. Up to 4 m total length; maximum weight: 168 kg; maximum reported age: 22 years.

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Clock changes
Daylight Saving Time starts.
community news
Daylight Saving Time starts soon.

When local standard time is about to reach Midnight between Thursday, April 26, 2007 and Friday, April 27, 2007 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Friday, April 27, 2007 at 1:00:00 AM local daylight time instead

Seconds before and after the change:

Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 11:59:59 PM +2 hours EET
Friday, April 27, 2007 at 1:00:00 AM +3 hours EEST.

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Egypt Vows "Scientific War" If Germany Doesn't Loan Nefertiti
She may not be Helen of Troy, but the face of another ancient beauty has nearly launched a "scientific war" between Germany and Egypt.
From her perch in Berlin, Nefertiti became one of the most admired, and most copied, images from ancient Egypt.

WIn an escalating conflict over a famous 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, the head of Egypt's antiquities authority has threatened to ban exhibitions and tours of Egyptian artifacts from Germany.

Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, had requested the sculpture for a temporary exhibition. But German officials say the iconic artwork is too fragile to travel.

Upping the ante, Hawass on Sunday told his country's parliament that he "will never again organize antiquities exhibitions in Germany if it refuses a request, to be issued next week, to allow the bust of Nefertiti to be displayed in Egypt for three months."

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whats on
Pacha Sharm's 3rd Anniversary
For the first time in Egypt Pacha Sharm El-Sheikh is celebrating its 3rd anniversay with the internationally acclaimed dance music icon, DJ David Morales.
  Pacha Sharm

David Morales at Pacha Sharm

Egypt Pacha Sharm El-Sheikh is celebrating its 3rd anniversay with the internationally acclaimed dance music icon from Brooklyn NYC, Grammy award winner for 'Remixer of the year' 1998 and nominee for 3 other Grammy awards, DJ David Morales. His track Here I am was featured in the block-buster movie The Devil Wears Prada. Co-Owner of Def Mix Productions, Co-host of MTV's high profile 90's The Grind, featured in Vogue, L'Uomo, GQ Magazines and style icon for Iceberg Jeans. His latest releases inclue Pacha Ibiza 05, 2 Worlds Collide feat. How Would U Feel & Nocturnal AX Winter 06.

When: 26/04/2007
Where: Pacha - Sharm El Sheikh
Doors Open@: 11:00 PM

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Tissue Paper Flowers

These flowers are quick to make and the children enjoy making them. Younger children may need some help with accordion-pleating the tissue paper.

parents & kids
  Tissue paper Flowers

This project is rated EASY to do.

What You Need

  • Pastel colored tissue paper
  • Chenille stem
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

How To Make It

1. Cut tissue paper into rectangles of desired size (5x7" is the size pictured).
2. Stack 4-6 pieces of tissue paper. Use the same color or different colors.
3. Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side.
4. Wind one end of the chenille stem around the middle of the accordion pleated tissue paper.
5. Gently separate each layer pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower.
6. Let the children make a couple of flowers and put them in a May Basket.
7. Early on the morning of May 1st hang on your mother's door, a neighbor's door, a friend's, or anyone special to you.
8. Remember, it's supposed to be a surprise!

Source page...
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Cheeky Monkeys
Jelly Cakes
Kids love these as an afternoon snack. They are simple little pancakes that can be picked up and eaten.Make them small enough for little hands.
  Jelly cakes

Servings: 10 small cakes
Time:15 min / 5 min prep

1 cup flour (can also use 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat), 2 &1/2 teaspoons baking powder,
2 tablespoons sugar, 1 dash salt
3/4 cup skim milk

  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Add milk all at once.
  • Add 2 to 3 tablespoons more of milk, if needed to make batter of pancake consistency.
  • Spoon onto hot griddle, one serving spoon at a time.
  • Turn over when top is bubbly.
  • Serve hot with butter and jelly.
Source page...
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Padi Instructor Materials for sale
(English version)
for sale

• PADI Instructor Manual
• The Law and the Diving Professional
• The Business of Diving
• The Best of The Undersea Journal
• PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
• Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Outline
• Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor Outline
• Instructor Candidate Workbook

Total price: 1,000 l.e.

Items can be priced individually on request.
Open to offers.


• Mares Vector Origin BCD + SMB – 90 $ (Done around 200 dives – Very good condition)

Please contact: 010 484 2837

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Work for a magazine in Hurghada
Three positions available

A magazine in Hurghada needs a German lady for their sales department.
We are also recruiting 2 graphic designers graduated from fine arts.
Minimun 2 years experience is a must.

Please contact: 0102724837 / 01027248367

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