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What in the world is a wiki?
Egypt trip girl safe & well
Manta Ray
Pharoah's hair on display again
whats on
Hurghada International Womens Squash Tournament
Parents and Kids - Bath Bags
Olive Gardens Italian Salad Dressing
Looking for loving home, preferably together.
Diving Instructor seeking work in Hurghada
Padi Instructor Materials for sale
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What in the world is a 'wiki'?

A series article provided by Spot Local

Type of website that allows site visitor to change data

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a type of Web site that allows site visitors to easily add, remove and otherwise edit and change
the site’s content, normally without the need for registration. The most popular of which is Wikipedia, which is the most popular Education/Reference Web site in the UK.

The term wiki can also refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a Web site. If you have an opinion on a given topic, a wiki will let you share this with the world, for example visit, click on the ‘Edit’ link and start writing.
There is considerable debate over whether information found on wikis is factually accurate, as there is no (or little) formal editorial control. Instead, this control is put in the hands of the public. For example, if an eager Paris Hotelier describes their property as ‘the best hotel in Marais’, before long another visitor will correct or delete the entry.
In fact, a study by the British scientific journal, Nature showed that Wikipedia comes close to
Encyclopaedia Britannica in terms of accuracy.

Don't be shy - try a wiki today!
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Egypt trip girl 'safe and well

A teenage girl who ran away from home to meet a man she met on holiday has been found safe and well in Egypt.

Amy Robson

Amy Robson, 17, of Burgh by Sands, near Carlisle in Cumbria disappeared on Good Friday while her parents were away.

Inquiries revealed she had taken a train to London and flown to Egypt, prompting a police search.

But on Tuesday Cumbria Police confirmed Miss Robson had been found in Egypt. It is believed she had been e-mailing the man for several months. It is believed they met during a family holiday last summer in the resort of Hurgahada on the Red Sea.

'Very relieved'

Cumbria Police discovered the sixth-former had bought a plane ticket to Egypt online and liaised with Interpol to track her down. A police spokesman said: "We received a call around 0300 BST this morning to say Amy had been found safe and well in Egypt.

"Her parents have been informed and I imagine they're very relieved.

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Manta Ray
Manta birostris
red sea marine life
The Manta Ray

Description & Behavior

The giant manta, Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792), aka devil ray, Atlantic manta, and the Pacific manta, are the largest of the rays and are closely related to sharks. These harmless, majestic creatures have short tails and no stinging spines. They are very acrobatic and are able to leap high from the water. Remoras (Echeneida sp.) are frequently seen with mantas near the mouth and even inside the gill cavities, hanging out to feed on parasites on the manta's body and bits of the manta's food.

The Manta genus is what is commonly thought of as manta rays. There is also a Mobula genus that are smaller bottom-dwelling rays. To confuse things even further, two of the Mobula species, Mobula mobular and Mobula hypostoma, are also commonly referred to as the devil fish and lesser devil ray, respectively.

Read more about the Manta Ray
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Pharaoh's hair on display again
Mummy thought to be Ramses I the mummy was sent to France for treatment in 1976.
Ramses I.

Locks of hair from the Pharaoh Ramses II have gone on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo after being missing for three decades.

It follows their return last week after spending more than 30 years in France.

The small tufts of 3,000-year-old hair were stolen when the mummy was sent to France for conservation work in 1976.

The theft came to light when the hair was put up for auction on the internet last November. French police arrested a man over their sale.

'Wonderful mission'

Ramses II ruled Egypt from 1279 to 1213 BC.

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whats on
Womens Hurghada International Squash Tournament
The Plaza, Hurghada, Egypt WISPA world tour (Silver 15)

International Womens Squash Tournament

With a cash prize of $21,200 and attracting female competitors from around the globe the womens international squash tournament will take place at the Plaza on the Esplanade in Hurghada.

Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) will be defending her title after defeating Rachael Grinham (AUS) in last years tournament. Omneya having started to play as a six year old she began to amass a comprehensive collection of national junior titles. Still aged only eleven Omneya travelled to Rio de Janeiro as a member of the Egyptian Under 19 team competing in the World Junior championship held in 1997. Two years later in Antwerp she played a major role in the Egyptian tean which won the World Junior Team title.

In 2003 she won the World Junior title in her home city of Cairo and is the most successful Egyptian female player of all time.

When: May 7-13, 2007
Where: Hurghada

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Bath Bags

Make one of these pretty bags for someone you care about, fill it with bath beads, lotions, or even our homemade soaps. Use colorful washcloths or a pretty patterned material, topped off with a dainty ribbon.

parents & kids

This project is rated EASY to do.


  • Washcloth or square piece of material the size of a washcloth
  • 18-24" of ribbon or lace
  • Hot glue OR sewing machinel


1. Lay the washcloth onto your work surface and fold in half.
2. Fold your length of ribbon in half.
3. Place the folded end of the ribbon inside the folded washcloth. You will place the folded end of the ribbon about 1/3 of the way down from the top of the washcloth, leave the folded end of the ribbon sticking out a little (see diagram where it says "ribbon end"). The rest of the ribbon should be on a slant, coming out the upper left side of the top of the washcloth, not straight up and down. This will allow for the ribbon to tie around the top of your bag when you are finished.
4. If you are using a sewing machine, pin up the sides of the washcloth and be sure to capture the ribbon before sewing along the bottom and long side, leaving the top open.
5. If you're using hot glue, simply hot glue the bottom and open side and be sure to glue the ribbon end inside as well.
6. Carefully turn the bag inside out.
7. Fill with bath beads, bath salt, or our Easy Homemade Soap.
8. Tie the bag closed with your ribbon.
9. You can add a couple of small silk flowers or dried herbs to the tied ribbon as a pretty accent if you wish!

Source page...
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Olive Garden's Italian Salad Dressing
This is a copy cat recipe of the olive garden's Italian salad dressing.

Servings: 6
Time:10 min / 10 min prep


1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup corn syrup
2 1/2 tablespoons grated romano cheese
2 tablespoons dry pectin
2 tablespoons Egg Beaters egg substitute
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 pinch dried oregano
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

1. Combine all of the ingredients with a mixer on medium speed or in a blender on low speed for 30 seconds.

2. Chill at least 1 hour.

3. Serve over mixed greens.
Source page...
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Looking for loving home, preferably together.
(English version)

Seeking persons who had previously owned dogs, serious, dog lovers only.

2 years old, happy, cheerful, playful girl,Very polite.
3 years old. A Lover Boy, gentle and peaceful.

Both are Great Danes with full Pedigree, healthy (Badyl is castrated), fantastic characters, very well trained, excellent behavior, raised with a child, company dogs as well as guardians of the property (not aggressive but scare away intruders by their look and deep bark ?) In case of need, will defend their family.

Parting from my dogs is heart breaking, unfortunately because of personal matters I am unable to keep them.

If you are interested, please call Magda: +20 127 794 419.

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Diving Instructor seeking work in Hurghada
(English version)
work wanted


7 years experience in the field of scuba diving in the Red Sea & Mediterranean, first as a diving guide and then as diving instructor. I am certified by CMAS and the Red Sea association for Diving & Water Sports, I have more than 10,000 dives and have worked in the field of commercial dives as well, English speaking and good French. Mobile: + (2010) 477-3887


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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: 010 502 8698

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