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articles
Finally it is here ... our brand new calendar!!
Ramadan recipe: Basbousa with Keshta
Al Ahly reach African final for third consecutive year
Nancy Agram in concert for Eid
Egypt How Bazaar
Red Sea Diving sites
Egypt to put Tutankhamun mummy on display in tomb
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
Escape to Soma Bay
Les Petites
amusement
Pencil Toppers
Nutrition Facts : Apricots
classifieds
Course Director Role
Administrator required
English native required
Looking to buy apartment in El Gouna
Apartments for sale - Sharm el Sheikh
Water Bed for sale
Apartment for rent
Espresso Machines for sale
American Jeep Wrangler for sale

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Barakuda Diving
 
Finally it is here ... our brand new calendar!!

A Calendar, is the big player and almost the most important element for every Traveling website. Why? Simply, because you can not do any reservation or booking without it.

News
 
Calendars
Calendars

Here - in Spot Local Labs - we give our users the first priority while creating or adding new features to our network. We even invite our friends (beginner users) to our labs for "Beta Testing" to get the exact reactions and feedbacks; and that was the case when we re-invented our calendar - the big player of our online Reservation System

These are the most important issues we were thinking of while we are designing our new calendar:

- Simple
- Very clear & usable
- Very light for fast loading
- Fits in all our network places without taking large space
- shows 2 months instead of one for better preview
- shows 12 months total in front of users eyes all the time for fast selection
- choosing either check in or check out dates should reflect automatically in the number of nights (no guessing)
- Shows the available stuff that can be booked only (reducing the search results for fast browsing and booking)


We would like to know if our new calendar helps you in your next booking and makes your life easier or not. You can contact us directly via email: feedback@spotlocal.net


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Basbousa with keshta

We are all used to plain basbousa with nuts and condensed cream is served separately beside it. In this recipe, condensed cream is used in stuffing basbousa. It is incredibly delicious.

Ramadan Recipe
 
Basbousa
Basbousa

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Main ingredients: Semolina, Butter,
Condensed cream, Sugar syrup

Time of preparation: 20 Minutes
Time of cooking: 20 minutes
Serving: 8

Ingredients:

2 cups Semolina
1 cup Sugar
250 g Condensed Cream (Keshta)
1/2 cup Butter or Ghee, melted
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1 pack Yoghurt
1 cup Sugar Syrup

Directions:

1.
In a medium bowl, mix semolina, sugar, yoghurt, butter or ghee, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well with your hands to form basbousa dough.
2. Butter a round metal baking dish. Spread ½ quantity of basbousa at the bottom to form an even layer. Press on it with your hands to become firm.
3. Spread condensed cream over basbousa but do not let it reach the edges. Spread the other half of basbousa but do not press.
4. Heat oven to medium-high heat (200-210 C). Place baking dish in oven for 15-20 minutes. When basbousa edges turn golden brown, open broiler until surface becomes golden brown.
5. Pour cool syrup over basbousa right after it comes out of oven then leave to cool. Put serving platter over baking dish. Invert dish so that basbousa is placed in platter.


Tip: You can make a mixture of ghee and butter instead of using only one of them. You can also use yellow butter.

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Al Ahly reach African final for third consecutive year
Sport news
 
Al Ahly
Al Ahly win

African champions title holder Egypts Al-Ahly got a 1-0 home victory over Libyas Ittihad in the second leg of the semifinals of the African Champions League (ACL) Sunday evening in Cairo.

In the 20th minute of the first half, Ittihads player Osama ElHamady scored an own goal amid fierce competition in front of his own net, handing Al-Ahly the lead.

In the second half, both teams had no chance for a goal and the final result remained 1-0 after 90 minutes.

The home victory made Al-Ahly, nicknamed "Red Devils", qualified for the final matches of the ACL, during which the Egyptian club will meet with Tunisias ESS team for the title of the ACL 2007.

The first leg of the final matches was scheduled for late this month and the second leg for early November.

The Red Devils, which has won five titles of the African champions up to now, has the chance to win its sixth and a third consecutive one.

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Nancy Agram in concert for Eid
News
 
Nancy Agram
Nancy Agram

The Lebanese mega-star Nancy Agram is scheduled to perform at Abu Tig Marina on the second day of the upcoming feast of Eid El Fitr, Sunday Oct 14 at 9 pm.

The marina is expected to turn into entertainment frenzy on this occasion and entrance will be granted upon presentation of invitation cards only. Hotel guests will be provided with invitations by their respective hotels.

Residents and homeowners can claim their invitations through the Customer Service department, ext. 4455 or 4466.

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Egypt: How bazaar

When visiting Egypt, there are ten things you absolutely must do.

Feature Article
Egyptian Sweets

Egyptian Sweets

Continued from last weeks issue. click here to read no 8 of "When visiting Egypt, there are ten things you absolutely must do."

9. Eat sweets

Egyptians have a notorious hankering for sinfully sweet pastries, and you are likely to develop one, too, once you sample the goods.

One popular treat is baklava, filo-thin pastry filled with nuts, pistachios and lathered in syrup.

Another is kunafa, a Ramadan favourite made from vermicelli-like batter atop a cream or sweet cheese base, or umm ali, layers of pastry filled with raisins and nuts, then soaked in milk and ice cream before being baked in the oven.

Peckish yet?!

No. 10 on the list of things you absolutely must do in Egypt will follow next week.


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Red Sea Diving sites
South Naama Bay
Red Sea diving sites
 
Ras Umm Sid
Ras Umm Sid

Sodfa: characterized with easy diving that allows you to observe a wide range of corals and reef.

Tower: has a beautiful underwater landscape; it has a deep and narrow valley with vertical walls. It can be reached by land and is a very good spot for night dives and snorkeling.

Pinky Wall: is named after the pink Alcyonarien coral. It is a beautiful marine landscape. It is best to dive here in calm waters.

Amphoras: named after a Turkish shipwreck dating to the 17th century. Only the remains of the shipwreck still exist, thus still worth seeing. This spot is suitable for snorkeling.
Turtle Bay: is located south of Amphoras. Generally it is a quite spot and full of corals.

Paradise: characterized with tall coral pinnacles. It allows easy diving and is suitable for night dives. This spot has a varied and colourful landscape and is full of coral and reef.

Ras Umm Sid: is characteristic of a splendid gorgonian forest, rich in reef fauna. It can be reached by land. It allows easy dives, night dives and snorkeling.

Click here to find a divingcenter suitable for you.

 
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Egypt to put Tutankhamun mummy on display in tomb
News
Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun

Egypt will put the mummy of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun on display next month inside his tomb in Luxors Valley of the Kings, allowing visitors to see his face for the first time, Egypts chief archaeologist said on Tuesday.

Zahi Hawass, head of the High Council for Antiquities, said he would place the mummy in a climate-controlled glass showcase in the tomb and cover the body with linen. Tutankhamuns bare face would be visible.

You will enter the tomb and see for the first time the face of Tutankhamun ... This is the first time in history that anyone will see the mummy (in public). This will continue the magic of Tutankhamun, Hawass told Reuters in an interview.

Tutankhamun, who died on the cusp of adulthood, ruled Egypt between about 1361 and 1352 BC. The 1922 discovery of his intact tomb, whose treasures included a now famous gold funerary mask, stunned the archaeological community.

Although the artefacts from Tutankhamuns burial tomb have toured the world, the mummified body of the king has been examined only a handful of times in detail since the tomb was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter.

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whats on, whats new
 
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
News
 
Corporate Blogging

Spot Local have been updating their own corporate blog which can now be viewed by clicking on the link spotblog The aim is to add interesting topics for our subscribers and to keep this updated weekly.

Topics

What does "Beta" mean? and why? ... read more

If you are a blogger ... read more

We invite you the subscribers to leave your comments.

This concept as yet is an untapped source of advertising on the internet which is now gaining momentum.

The idea of blogging has been around now for a couple of years the most popular sites being Myspace, Yahoo 360, Blogger and Facebook. Now corporate companies are building blogs aimed at attracting additional advertising for low revenue expenditure.

Read more
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Escape to Soma Bay
The Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea.
Community News
 
Soma Bay
Soma Bay
  • Award winning 18 hole Championship golf course
  • 9 hole Challenge course and golf academy
  • State of the art thalasso-therapy centre and spa
  • Luxurious treatments at our Leading Spa of the World
  • Superior diving and snorkelling at our spectacular house reef
  • World class water sports including sailing, wind and kite surfing
  • Pristine sandy beaches with stunning panoramic view
  • A choice of 5 star hotel resorts and fine cuisine
  • Day, weekend and weekly special rates for residents

    Visit our oasis of tranquillity, just 45 minutes south of Hurghada


    Tel: +20 65 354 2333
    Email: info@somabay.com
    www.somabay.com

 
Les Petites
After school homework - activities club
Community News
 
Les Petites
Les Petites
  • 5 times a week 3.30 pm till 5 pm (Sunday-Thursday)
  • Ramadan time from 2.30 pm till 5 pm
  • We can pick up children from school to our place
  • Eating time (in case your child did not eat all you put in the lunch box)
  • HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE (English, Arabic, French)
  • Social games and activities

OUR ACTIVITES (open to children from 3 years till up)

  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Guitar
  • Dance (Flamenco/Hip-Hop/Oriental/Latino American)
  • Piano
  • Sing (Chorus and Vocalist)
  • Gymnastic
  • Yoga
  • Aerobic and step

    Every Friday and Saturday your child can stay with us from 8 am till 5 pm

On Saturday all activities (Including Horse Riding) and week-end homework!!!!


Tel: +20 123 934 407

amusement
 
Pencil Toppers

Writing with flair is easy when using pencils topped with one-of-a-kind decorations.

parents & kids
Pencil Toppers

Pencil Toppers

What you will need:

1. Pencils
2. Embroidery floss
3. Tape
4. Beads, charms or bells
5. Felt
6. Colored paper
7. Scissors

How to make it:

1. For a dangly decoration, tape the center of a 12-inch piece of embroidery floss to a pencil just below the eraser. Wind the ends of the floss around the pencil several times, then tie them together.

2. String beads, charms or bells onto the trailing ends. Tie overhand knots below the last beads to keep them from slipping off.

3. To make a fringed pencil top, cut out a 6-inch-wide felt circle with a 1/4-inch slit in the center and slip it over the eraser. Then, make a series of 2 1/2-inch cuts inward from the edge of the circle.

4. For a stand-up fringe, wrap and tape colored paper around the pencil end and snip downward through all the layers.

Source
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Apricots
Nutrition Facts
Article
Apricot

Apricot

Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Although dried and canned apricots are available year-round, fresh apricots with a plentiful supply of vitamin C and are in season in North America from May through August. Any fresh fruit you see during the winter months have been imported from either South America or New Zealand.

Relatives to peaches, apricots are small, golden orange fruits, with velvety skin and flesh, not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Some describe their flavor as almost musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum.

Health Benefits

Nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, as well as provide the disease-fighting effects of fiber. The high beta-carotene and lycopene activity of apricots makes them important heart health foods. Both beta-carotene and lycopene protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.

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Course Director
Emperor Divers, Sharm El Sheikh
job vacancies


An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic Course Director to join Emperors largest and busiest Dive Centre in Sharm El Sheikh.

The successful candidate will work for the Dive Centre Manager and be responsible for promoting, planning and running IDCs in Sharm as well as co-ordinating all IDCs Company wide. You will also be the point of contact for candidates interested in taking the IDC with Emperor Divers and providing them with details and advice as necessary.

Another key area for the new role holder is to provide instructors with continuing education, including updates and workshops. You will also answer any queries from Sharm staff regarding PADI standards and will liaise directly with PADI as required.

In addition our new Course Director will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring instructor qualifications and renewals and provide assistance to the Dive Centre Manager as required.

We are seeking a native or fluent English speaker and the successful candidate will be initially offered a 1 year contract.

If you meet the above criteria, then we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV including a photograph and salary expectations to Sarah Harvey at human.resources@emperordivers.com quoting reference ED037.


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Administrator
Emperor Divers, Sharm El Sheikh
job vacancies


An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join our busy Dive Centre operations team in Sharm, to work behind the Counter and undertake various other administration duties. We are looking for an administrator who has excellent computer, customer service and interpersonal skills, together with an ability to sell diving, courses and retail products. The successful candidate will need to be a multi-tasker and confident in dealing with our guests as well as actioning the administration tasks they will need to complete.

You should be at least an Open Water Diver and either native English or able to speak this language fluently. Any other languages are a plus, especially Italian!

If you fit the bill and have some diving experience, then we want to hear from you.

Please send a copy of your CV, including any languages spoken to human.resources@emperordivers.com
, quoting reference number ED036.


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Native English wanted
El Gouna
Job Vacancy


Is English your mother tongue and do you like working with children? If so, Les Petites Nursery, Pre-school, & Babysitting is offering a full-time position 5 days a week from 8-4 teaching and working with 3-5 year olds.

Salary according to experience.

Ring Marika on 0123934407 or email: marika@lespetiteselgouna.com

www.lespetiteselgouna.com


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Looking to buy apartment in El Gouna
El Gouna
To buy


I am interested in buying a 1- or 2-bedroom apartment ONLY in El Gouna: Italian Compound, Nubia, or Rihana Compound, preferably resale from owner.


Please email offers to francoise_ohayon@hotmail.com


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Apartments for Sale
Sharm el Shiekh
For sale


Beautiful Apartment for sale in Hay Salam, Nama Bay Sharm El Sheikh

Front line, Sea Views, Swimming Pool 50 yards

2 Bedrooms 107 sq m

475000 LE

No agents

Contact Peter on casinocare@yahoo.com


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Water Bed for Sale
Hurghada
For sale

 

Queen size Softside Waterbed for sale.

Very good condition.

A bargain at just 400 Euros or near offer!

Please contact: 0123812137


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Apartment for rent
Merkez el Seeahy (in front of Marlin Inn)
For sale

Large semi-furnished 3 bedroom villa with:

- Mature garden
- Fully air-conditioned
- Complete kitchen
- Telephone
- Satellite connection
- Main water supply
- Storage tanks

The apartment is newly painted etc.

For more information please contact: 0123812137
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Espresso Machines
 
For sale
Espresso Machine

Espresso Machines for sale

 

3 group Espresso professional machines for sale.

For more information please call: 0101 80 11 80

 

 

 


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American Jeep Wrangler
 
For sale
American Jeep

Jeep Wrangler for sale


American Jeep Wrangler, black, 1994, automatic transmission, 6 cylinders 0.4., cassette player, a/c, imported from USA, super condition.

For more info. please call: 010 180 1 180

Price: 65,000 LE

 


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