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Spot Local is gearing up to attend the WTM in London again this year
Rush for booking Egypt and Red Sea holidays this winter
Egypt Face Tough Opener
Egypt to earn USD 4 billion from discovered gold
Celina is the "Face of Egypt"
Red Sea Diving sites
A Chance at Life
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
New Women Multiactivities Organization
Freds Swim Academy
Escape to Soma Bay
Les Petites
amusement
Craft Stick Mummy
Nutrition Facts: Strawberries
classifieds
Missing grey parrot
Mehanna Real Estate now hiring
Hotel for Sale or Rent - Hurghada
Villa for rent

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Spot Local is gearing up to attend the WTM in London again this year

World Travel Market 2007

News
 
WTM
Spot Local at WTM 2006

Staged annually in London under one roof, World Travel Market is a must attend, business to business exhibition. Spot Local will once again be present this year. Last year's exhibition was very successful. We had a lot of compliments on our unique design and business model.

Click on the image to see the video and to read more about Spot Local at the WTM 2006.


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Rush for booking Egypt and Red Sea holidays this winter

Freedom Direct report an early rush for booking Egypt and Red Sea holidays this winter.

News
 
Red Sea Map
Red Sea map

Online travel agency Freedom Direct has seen a rush on early bookings for Egypt and the Red Sea resorts, particularly Sharm el-Sheikh, as holidaymakers follow their advice to book early for the best holiday bargains.

Analysis of bookings for winter sun holidays since the start of August shows a surge in bookings for holidays in Sharm el-Sheikh and other Red Sea resort during the winter months.

While other popular winter sun holiday destinations available through Freedom Direct proving popular, the rate of advance bookings for these other resorts is not at the same level as bookings being made for the Red Sea resorts.

Nick Jackson of Freedom Direct explains: “Egypt, and in particular Sharm el-Sheikh continues to grow in popularity. Red Sea holiday resorts are ideal for people looking for guaranteed sun and relaxation in the winter months as the accommodation and facilities on offer are excellent value for money.

“We constantly remind our customers that the best way to grab a great holiday bargain is to book early and the message is definitely getting through. Egypt’s resorts are open all year, making it really easy for holidaymakers to plan their holidays well ahead by researching prices and availability...

Create and book your winter holidays with SpotRedSea!

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Egypt Face Tough Opener

African Nations Cup holders Egypt have been handed a tough opener against Cameroon following the group-stage draw for the 2008 tournament.

Sport news
Egypt&Cameroon
Egypt vs Cameroon

Hosts Ghana will open the competition against Guinea in Accra on Sunday January 20.

The Black Stars will also face Morocco and Namibia in Group A.

The first game in Group B will see 2006 runners-up Ivory Coast take on Nigeria in Sekondi, with German coaches Uli Stielike and Berti Vogts in the respective dug-outs. Benin and Mali complete the pool.

Five-time winners Egypt face Cameroon in Kumasi on January 22, with Sudan and Zambia the other teams drawn in Group C.

Group D appears to be the tournament's 'group of death', with 2004 champions Tunisia up against 2002 World Cup quarter-finalists Senegal in the first game in Tamale. Angola and 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa will also be hopeful of qualifying for the quarter-finals on February 3 and 4.

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Egypt to earn USD 4 billion from discovered gold

Cairo

Feauture Article
 
Gold
Gold

Egypt will begin commercial production of gold before end of the current year, a senior official has announced.

Minister of Petroleum and Minerals Sameh Fahmi said in remarks, published by the mass-circulation "Al-Ahram" on Saturday, that gold reserves, discovered in the Eastern Desert, were valued at eight billion US dollars.

Egypt will have USD four billion worth of part of the discovered gold while an Australian company, involved in drilling operations, will be given the remaining amount of the located gold, Fahmi said.

The country will begin commercial production of gold before the end of the current year, through a Cypriot company, the minister added, indicating at the forecast significant profits, considering the record hike of the prices of the precious metal.
Indicating at keenness of the government on ideal utilization of the country's resources of wealth, he confirmed that oil put out by state-run companies reached 50,000 barrels per day.

Authorities have drawn up plans, to be implemented within the next 20 years, including construction of 14 chemical complexes, with projected production of 15 million tons of petrochemicals per year, worth USD seven billion.

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Celina is the "Face of Egypt"

Not the Pyramids and the Sphinx, it’s Celina Jaitley who will promote Egypt now.

Feature Article
Celina Jaitley

Celina Jaitley

Even as her Bollywood colleagues are making news for different reasons, former Miss India and actress Celina Jaitley is quietly and steadily securing her place in the sun. Her hectic schedule today includes shooting, travel, signing new Hollywood deals, meeting filmmakers abroad and in India, and promoting cultural ties between countries.

Celina is on a roll. She’s just completed her first Hollywood film, Love Has No Message, with Australian actor Ben Mitchell. And her next Hollywood project, The Quest of Sherazzade, begins at the end of this month. It’s not easy to pin her down these days. But BT bumped into Celina at the Lakme Fashion Week and cornered her for a chat.

“Acting is my passion, my first love, whatever else I am doing are perks that I enjoy,” said the actress who is just back from Egypt. Celina has been signed on as the Face of Egypt and will act as a brand ambassadress for the Land of Pharoahs.

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Red Sea Diving sites
Alexandria
Red Sea diving sites
 
Sphinx's Head
Sphinx's Head

For all wrecks lover, Alexandria offers you wrecks of ships and cities dating back to 300 BC. Most of the underwater monuments are located in Abu Keer Gulf where whole cities still exist.

Aminotheese City: a whole city with its temples, houses, statues and enormous number of handmade craft. The Goddess Isis used to be worshiped in this city.

Heraliqueon City (The Sins City): This city witnessed the Pharos, Batalmeese, and Bezantic era. It was the Pilgrims City where people come to worship the Goddess Isis. Nobody knows why it is called the Sins City.

Cleopatra's city: This city dates back to 300 BC, and was build by Alexander the Great. It is a complete city with palaces, monuments and even shipwrecks.

Cleopatra Palace: is located inside the Western Port of Alexandria. You will enjoy seeing Cleopatra's royal districts, the statue of Mark Anthony and other monuments. Moreover another spot for diving is the debris of Cleopatra's sun boat and the wreckage of a 2nd World War plane that exists inside Cleopatra's palace.

Quaitabay Fort: There are 3 spots below Quaitbay Fort. The first one is the wreckage of a boat that used to carry goods to Alexandria during Cleopatra's era. The second is the remains of a Roman shipwreck that also used to carry goods to Alexandria. It is located about 650 meters away from Quaitbay Fort. The third spot is another wreckage of a ship that also used to carry goods during Cleopatra's era. It is located 450 meters from Quaitbay Fort.

Click here to find a divingcenter suitable for you.

 
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A Chance at Life
The Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt has finally opened its doors, but activists and families of cancer patients alike continue working hard to ensure the facility meets the needs of some of the nation’s most vulnerable kids
News
Stop Children's Cancer

Stop Children's Cancer

It used to be that when a child in Egypt was diagnosed with cancer, his family’s world would turn upside down. Frantic parents would attempt to move heaven and earth to save their child, but previously they were battling much more than just a disease: The lack of local medical expertise, the distance to specialized medical care, and the cost of treatment only added to the anguish of an already stressful situation.

This past July, after an intense, eight-year volunteer effort, the new Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) finally opened its doors in Cairo’s Sayyida Zeinab district. Not only is the CCHE one-of-a-kind in the Middle East, offering free treatment for all forms of cancer, the building and equipment were entirely funded through private and corporate donations — more than $88 million worth. Which is why the facility is often called “Hospital 57357,” referring to the account number set up at six local banks to receive donations.

The idea of a state-of-the-art children’s cancer hospital open to children from all social and ethnic backgrounds in Egypt and the Arab world started in the mid-1990s with Dr. Sherif Aboul Naga, a pediatric oncologist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) who was frustrated by shortages of equipment and trained personnel. His efforts led to the creation of the Associated Friends of the National Cancer Institute (AFNCI), which received NGO status in 1998. “Dr. Sherif Aboul Naga and I met when he was at the NCI and we wanted to see a way to improve pediatric oncology,” recalls Lois Crooks, consultant to the AFNCI Board of Directors.

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whats on, whats new
 
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
News
Blog

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

Signs it's time to re-design your website ... read more

Living in Hurghada – how to deal with the taxi drivers! ... 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.

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New Women Multiactivities Organization: "Lotus"
Hurghada
Community News
Lotus
Lotus

Hi ladies,

  • You are living in Hurghada
  • You are looking for a way to meet new friends
  • You want to join a relational network

We were like you and we created "LOTUS"
an organization to discover...


We organize workshops like:
• cooking • literature • Egypt story • gym
• crochet & broidery • games etc.

Meeting point every Wednesday:
Zabargad Mall
Hadaba Road - Hurghada
from 9 pm to 12 pm

Just ask for the Lotus table - We are waiting for you with a surprise!


Members:
Abeer (Arabic, French & English)
Saher (Arabic & English)
Hilde from Belgium (Dutch, German, English & French)
Joke from Holland (Dutch & English)
Marie from France (French & English)

Lotus - Women Organization
lotus-hurghada@hotmail.com


Click here to see the original flyer

 
Freds Swim Academy
Why we start with breast stroke technique as 1st swimming technique
Community News
 
Freds Swim1
Training of coordinated movements

In Egypt it is common to focus on the front crawl when talking about swimming. We start teaching the stylistically correct breast stroke technique as it is common in most of the European countries.

Compared to the crawl style breast stroke has, especially for young children a lot of advantages:

  • 70% of the power to move forward comes from the legs. The legs are more trained even with young kids, because the legs carry the body weight all day long
  • With a correct "frog"-movement of the legs it is easier and faster to move forward compared to the "paddle" movement with the crawl
  • Optimal power balance and the child will be less exhausted
  • Better orientation, because the face looks forward
  • Breathing on the water surface is easier to learn, than breathing into the water required for front crawl
  • With regards to the easier breathing and the focus on the leg movement breast stroke technique can be taught from a younger age, approx. 4 years of age
Freds Swim2

Safe Fun for all levels


All this combined with our SWIMTRAINER system gives the child very fast a feeling of confident and self-activeness and the 1st successful experience in water.

We frequently start new courses for children and adults –
now also in heated pools!





For application and info visit our desk in Marriott Hurghada Red Sea Resort, Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday between 10 and 12 am or call our info line
011 303 17 24

www.swimtrainer-egypt.com

 
 
 
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 snorkeling 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)

  • SwimmingFootballGuitarDance (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
 
Craft Stick Mummy

Halloween - Party guests are sure to get wrapped up in this activity: crafting mini mummies to take home as favors when the festivities are over.

parents & kids
Craft Stick Mommy

Craft Stick Mummy

What you will need:

1. Wire snips
2. Wooden craft sticks
3. Wooden craft spoons
4. Glue dots
5. 1 square yard of muslin torn into 1-inch-wide strips (this should be enough for at least 7 mummies)
6. Small googly eyes

How to make it:

1. With the wire snips, trim 2 craft sticks to 2 1/2 inches for the arms and 2 more to 3 inches for the legs. Attach an arm and a leg to each side of a wooden craft spoon using 1 glue dot per limb.

2. Stick the end of a muslin strip to the skeleton with a glue dot and wrap the rest of the length around the wood, using another dot at the end. Wrap 4 or so more strips around the skeleton in this way. Use glue dots to attach googly eyes.

Tipp:
This easy idea can vary slightly: Use a plastic spoon and don't cover the spoon head so the kids can use it to eat during the party.

 

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Strawberries
Nutrition Facts
Article
Strawberries

Strawberries

The fragrantly sweet juiciness and deep red color of strawberries can brighten up both the taste and aesthetics of any meal; it is no wonder they are the most popular berry fruit in the world. Although strawberries have become increasingly available year-round, they are at the peak of their season from April through July when they are the most delicious and most abundant.

While there are more than 600 varieties of strawberries that differ in flavor, size and texture, one can usually identify a strawberry by its red flesh that has yellow seeds piercing its surface, and the small, regal, green leafy cap and stem that adorn its crown. In addition to strawberries that are cultivated, there are also varieties that grow wild. These are much smaller in size, but feature a more intense flavor.

Health Benefits

Strawberries not only look like a fruity heart-shaped valentine, they are filled with unusual phytonutrients that love to promote your health.
The anthocyanins in strawberries help to protect cell structures in the body and prevent oxygen damage in all of the body's organ systems.

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Missing grey parrot
Hurghada
Missing
Parrot
Chicca
 


We miss our Chicca -

flown away from Hadaba last thursday.



Big finder's reward guaranteed!



Contact Sandy 012345 9004


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Mehanna Real Estate now hiring
Hurghada
job vacancies


Mehanna Real Estate, Hurghada is now hiring for various positions.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

Computer literate
Good English spoken and written (other languages are considered as a +)
Good communication skills and ablility of working in a team

For more information please use following details:
Email: info@mehanna.com
Tel: 012 2303656


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Hotel for sale or rent
Hurghada
For sale or rent


A new hotel and resort for rent or sale.

- 4 stars
- 126,000 sqm

For more details

e-mail: sameh_mansour68@yahoo.com

Mobile : (+2) 012 773 49 23

Sameh Mansour


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

Large semi-furnished 3 bedroom villa with:

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

The villa is newly painted etc.

For more information please contact: 012 3812137


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