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11/06/2007
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articles
Egypt says no pryamids photo on Portuguese stamps
Direct flight to link Sharm el Sheikh with Dubai and launch of EgyptAir Express Service
Masked Butterfly Fish
A Search for the Lost City
St Catherine’s mosaic restoration
whats on
El Gouna Golf Course
 
The French School of Hurghada presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
El Gouna International School is annoucing the potential opening of a Foundation Class
Drifters Marsden’s Pork Butchers & Bacon Curers
amusement
Pikachu Fan
Nutrition Facts : Watermelon
classifieds
Spot Local looks for UI Designer
BCD for sale
VW Beetle for sale
Spot Red Sea News
Community News
 
 
 

Egypt says no pyramids photo on Portuguese stamps

Egypt has refused to allow images of its Pyramids to be used on a Portuguese postal stamp featuring sites in a competition to name the new seven wonders of the world, the state-run news agency said on Sunday.

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Tourists ride horses in front of Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo

The Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted Zahi Hawass, Egypt's antiquities chief, as saying the pyramids at Giza should not be used on stamps issued for commercial purposes or included in a competition that is not based on scientific standards.

The Zurich-based New 7 Wonders Foundation removed the pyramids from the competition it is sponsoring after their inclusion sparked an outcry in Egypt.
The organisation, established by Swiss/Canadian filmmaker Bernard Weber, instead lists the pyramids -- the only original wonder of the world to have survived to the present day -- as an honorary candidate for which the public cannot vote.

Twenty-one sites from different historical periods around the world are still in the race, among them the Acropolis in Greece, the Statue of Liberty in the United States, France's Eiffel Tower, and the Kremlin and Red Square in Russia.

The public can vote online on www.new7wonders.com or by phone, with the winners to be announced on July 7 in Lisbon.


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Direct flight to link Sharm el Sheikh and Dubai & launch of EgyptAir Express

Egypt’s national carrier, Egypt Air, will resume direct flight between Sharm El Sheikh and Dubai in June.

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Egypt Air Express

The airline will resume the service on June 14 when a direct flight from Sharm El Sheikh will arrive in Dubai and depart back to Sharm el Sheikh the same night. The plan is for the flight to initially only be once a week.

Egypt Air suspended direct service to Sharm El Sheikh from Dubai in 2005 due to weak demand, but is now confident that, with the rapid growth of Sharm el Sheikh and the general increase in popularity of Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera destinations, this time the service will be successful.

EgyptAir will launch a regional jet division in May 2007. The new subsidiary called EgyptAir Express will operate six Embraer E-170 and will launch services on 1 June 2007 from Cairo to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan and Alexandria. A further six Embraer E-170 are also held on option.

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Masked Butterfly Fish
Chaetodon semilarvatus (Cuvier)
red sea marine life
 
Masked Butterfly Fish



Description & Behavior
Live around coral, from 3 to 20 m. Very common throughout the Red Sea. Around 23 cm long, the Masked butterfly fish is large for its family. You generally see them in pairs or large groups.

Butterfly fish or Chaetodontidae are small, colourful fishes with a continuous dorsal fin. Chaetodontidae means Greek bristle teeth and indeed they do have small, brush-like teeth. Most species are active during the day, resting among corals or rocks at night. Some species feed on coral polyps, and these tend to be territorial. When part of a coral is attacked in this way, the surrounding polyps tend to withdraw as far as they can into their protective skeletons. The fish then has to move further along the reef.

Most species of butterfly fish patrol a home range. Those that congregate in large shoals are generally planktivores. Many species are heterosexual pairs that may remain together for years, if not life.

 
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A search for the lost city
An all-inclusive field school supported by the American Research Center in Egypt with a USAID grant is heralding a new age for Egyptology and other disciplines
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Giza City Plans


Mark Lehner, director of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project (GPMP), realised that the excavation of the vast ancient settlement site at Giza offered him "an opportunity to give back to Egypt something in return for all the years I have enjoyed excavating here." He envisioned running a rigorous training programme for Egyptian inspectors to guide them in the basics of standard archaeological practice around the world, and today, all over the country, selected SCA inspectors are being trained in the standard practices that are now used for stratigraphic excavation and recording in Britain, France, other European countries, and the United States.

Lehner's aim harmonised with the objective of SCA director Zahi Hawass to train Egyptian inspectors in advanced techniques of field archaeology in order, eventually, to make prior training at one of the professional field schools a condition for appointment to join foreign missions. This fits in neatly with the concern of the American Research Centre in Egypt (ARCE) that funds be provided to train Egyptian inspectors. Gerry Scott, ARCE's recently- appointed director, reacted positively with a USAID grant.

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St Catherine’s mosaic restoration
Major restoration
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St Catherine's mosaic

The mosaic which covers the upper part of the east dome of the church at St. Catherine’s is to undergo restoration by an Italian team who specialize in antique mosaics. The mosaic is considered the oldest and most beautiful of its kind in the Middle East and is thought to date back to the 6th century AD and have been made in Constantinople. It is made from small pieces of coloured glass mostly red and blue on a dark gold background. The mosaic depicts Christ standing with the Prophet Elijah on his left and Moses the Prophet on his right; it is framed with paintings of the Twelve Apostles and the abbot of the monastery. The agreement was made between the Italian team and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) which stresses the need to restore the mosaic with the most suitable materials. Several parts of the mosaic have been damaged, with several tiles missing. The Italian restorers are confident that all the defects will be delicately restored to return the mosaic to its former beauty.

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El Gouna Golf Course
Meet golf, touch golf, learn golf, play golf.
Community news
 

18 hole El Gouna Golf Course

 

Welcome to El Gouna 18 hole GOLF COURSE (Par 72)

  • only 25 km north of Hurghada – 365 days a year
  • Golfers with min. Handicap -45 welcome *Single- & group lessons with professional teachers
  • Single- & package greenfee rates available
  • Summer special offer “unlimited golf (6 days)”
  • Rental service for golf clubs, pull-trollies & electr. carts
  • Weekly introduction in golf for non-golfers (Wed&Sat)


Tel: 012-746 4712
E-mail: golf.club@orascomhd.com

 

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The French School of Hurghada presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Celebration, Food, Magic Show & Theatre
Community News
 

The French School of Hurghada

Super Barbecue Party

Friday 15th June 2007 from 4.30pm to 10pm.

 



Reservation call: 010 88 74 247

 

 


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El Gouna International School is annoucing the potential opening of a Foundation Class
The International Section of the school for the academic year 2007-2008
Community News

Age between 3.6 and 4.6 years.

Admission: Provisional applications are accepted only until 21stJune 2007.

For more information please call the School Administration Office.

Tel. ++2 065 3580080
Fax ++2 065 3580081
Email: elgounais@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.elgounaschool.com

 


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Drifters -Marsden’s
Pork Butchers & Bacon Curers
Since 1856
New Products
 

Wallgate Shop since 1856

Marsden's Pork Products DRIFT to Hurghada

5 Stars pork products since 1856 a tradition of premium quality handed down for generations now in Hurghada and it is exclusively available in the red sea at Drifters.

To place your orders call Osama 010 522 6413

Honey roasted ham, Boiled ham, bacon, smoked bacon, breakfast sausage, Cumberland sausage, tomato sausage, pork burgers, pork fillet, pork chops, pies and many other great and delicious products.


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amusement
 
Pikachu Fan

This was quick and easy to create. Make any Pokémon character you wish. Make some for your friends and everyone can keep cool.

parents & kids
 

This project is rated EASY to do.

Parental supervision is recommended.


What You Need


* Corrugated cardboard (recycle a box)
* Scrap paper
* Pencil
* Scissors
* Construction paper (in desired colors)
* Glue or tacky glue
* Popsicle stick (regular or wide)
* Markers, as needed
* Wiggle eyes, if desired



How To Make It

Note: When you trace your pattern on the cardboard, make sure the cardboard interior ribs/lines are vertical so you can insert a Popsicle stick.

1. Draw your pattern up on the scrap paper. You may wish to look at some pictures of your favorite characters while you draw the pattern.
Note: For Digimon patterns, see the tips area below.
2. Cut out the pattern.
3. Trace around the pattern on construction paper and on the cardboard. Cut out.
Note: You may wish to make this pattern double sided, if so, double all your cut-outs.
4. Glue the construction paper to the cardboard.
5. Create the features for the character on the appropriate colored construction paper and cut out.
6. Glue the features on to the construction paper.
7. Put some glue on the end of the Popsicle stick.
8. Push the Popsicle stick into the inside of the cardboard.
9. Put a small amount of glue around the stick where it comes out of the cardboard to give it extra "hold".
10. Let dry.
11. Have fun keeping your cool!

 

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Watermelon nutrition facts
Nutrition Facts
Article
 

Watermelon

Watermelon is not only great on a hot summer day, this delectable thirst-quencher may also help quench the inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. It's being touted as so healthful it should be stored in your medicine chest. DietPower.com has declared watermelon one of "The 10 Best Foods."

Sweet, juicy watermelon is packed with some of the most important antioxidants in nature. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, and is also a very good source of vitamin A, notably through its concentration of beta-carotene. These powerful antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing free radicals.

Free radicals are substances in the body that can cause a great deal of damage. They are able to oxidize cholesterol, making it stick to blood vessel walls, where it can lead to heart attack or stroke. They can add to the severity of asthma attacks by causing airways to clamp down and close. They can increase the inflammation that occurs in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and cause most of the joint damage that occurs in these conditions, and they can damage cells lining the colon, turning them into cancer cells. Fortunately, vitamin C and beta-carotene are very good at getting rid of these harmful molecules and can therefore prevent the damage they would otherwise cause. As a matter of fact, high intakes of vitamin C and beta-carotene have been shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce the airway spasm that occurs in asthma, reduce the risk of colon cancer, and alleviate some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. A cup of watermelon provides 24.3% of the RDA for vitamin C, and, through its beta-carotene, 11.1% of the RDA for vitamin A.

Watermelon is also a very concentrated source of the carotenoid lycopene. Recent research shows watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable, even tomatoes. Lycopene is well known for its ability to lower the risk of many different kinds of cancer, especially cancers of the prostate, lung, and stomach. Data are also suggestive of a benefit for cancers of the pancreas, colon and rectum, esophagus, oral cavity, breast, and cervix.

Watermelon is also a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin B1, potassium and magnesium.

A watermelon's delectable flesh has no cholesterol and virtually no fat (almost none of which is saturated) — a stellar accomplishment for a food often served as a dessert at picnics. A whole cup of watermelon contains only 48 calories.

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classifieds
 
 
Spot Local looks for UI designer
(English version)
Vacancies

SpotLocal is looking for a full time creative UI designer to work on the design and development of a Web 2.0 style web application and the front-end website.

We’re looking for someone with both exceptional UI design skills and also fluency in DHTML, XHTML and CSS.

The successful candidate should be creative, fast, detailed, fulfil the simplicity, usability, conceptualizing and creating perfect HTML/CSS.

You will be responsible for both the UI design and then the coding of those pages into perfect XHTML/CSS templates.

Finally, you’ll be working from our office in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt.

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www.spotdubai.com
www.spotmaldives.com  
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For more information please visit :
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To apply please send your resume to hr@spotlocal.net

 

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BCD for sale
Seac Sub Pro Lady, size M.
for sale
 

BCD

BCD Seac Sub Pro Lady, size M

BCD specially designed to meet the requirements of ladies, combining comfort, style and functionality, yet providing high level technical details and performance.

With integrated weight system possible. Back weight intregration optional.

Outer blade material: Cordura 1000D, Inner blade material: Cordura 500D, 3 dump valves, Regulator holder on the harness, pressure gauge holder, integrated retractor, D-Rings on harness: 2 stainless steel. Backpack: Nylon antishock, with padded cover.

Size M. Buoyancy 10,2 kg/22,4 lbs

600 L.E. very good condition

Tel: 0105028698


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VW Silver Beetle
Excellent Condition
for sale

 

1961 VW Beetle in Silver


Body work in excellent condition, interior shows signs of wear
1300 re-conditioned engine, new tyres and working air conditioning
A very reliable car with a strong engine

Please call for more details Tel: 012 2385780

 

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