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12/11/2007
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articles
The hottest event of the Middle East!
Thistlegorm off-limits for one month
Etoile shock Al Ahli to lift African crown
Sharm International Carnival
Red Sea Beaches
One Million Tourists Can’t be Wrong
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
"Lotus" - New Women Multiactivities Organization
Medical First Aid Course
Lantern Celebration of the German School Hurghada
Escape to Soma Bay
amusement
Crafts: Tissue Paper Butterflies
Nutrition Facts: Peanuts
classifieds
Resort Manager needed
Native English Customer Service Representative needed
Various positions available
Front office positions available
Technical Engineer & It Manager looking for work
Sea View Apartments in Nabq for sale
Building for sale
Flat for rent
Searching for Diving Center
Medical First Aid Training

 
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The Hottest Event of the Middle East!

Sharm El Sheikh, December 2nd

Event
 
Tiesto
Tiesto

Tiesto will be in Sharm El Shiekh Dec 2to set the city on fire.

The World’s Number 1 DJ who needs no introduction, will be lining up with along with Nadia Ally and Jesse.

This massive event is brought to by Parallel Dimensions & Sense Arabia.

 


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Thistlegorm off-limits for one month

Red Sea environment

What's new
 
Thistlegorm
Thistlegorm

Scuba Diving news reports that the wreck of the Thistlegorm will be closed to divers from 15th November till 15th December 2007, to allow for conservation measures that will help to preserve this historical and legendary wreck for the future.

The closure is part of the new Saving The Red Sea Wrecks Campaign, launched by HEPCA (Hurghada Environment Protection and Conservation Association).

The Thistlegorm has been voted one of the Top Ten Dives in the World. A British vessel, it was attacked from the air and sunk in 1941 whilst carrying a cargo of war supplies: rifles, motor bikes, train carriages, trucks.

Further wrecks to be targeted are the Rosalie Moller and other Red Sea wrecks under threat.

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Etoile shock Al Ahli to lift African crown

Egypt

Sport News
 
CAF
CAF

CAIRO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Etoile Sahel of Tunisia produced a massive upset with a 3-1 away win over holders Al Ahli to win a first African Champions League title on Friday.

The win denied the heavily fancied Egyptian club a record sixth title after a goalless draw in last month's first leg.

Etoile Sahel scored against the run of play in first-half stoppage time through Afouene Gharbi and then added two killer blows in time added on at the end of match thanks to Amine Chermiti and Moussa Narry.

In between, Al Ahli equalised through defender Emad Al Nahhas who was then sent off on the hour mark for a professional foul.

"My happiness cannot be described," Gharbi said. "We have proved all the speculation wrong. All those who said Al Ahli had a 70 percent chance of winning were wrong"

Poor marking allowed Gharbi to net the opener for Etoile Sahel, who had twice seen the ball rocket back off their own woodwork as Al Ahli went straight on the attack.

Gharbi swept home a ball dragged back into the penalty area by captain Sabeur Ben Frej.

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Sharm International Carnival

Sharm El Sheikh: 29th Nov – 2nd Dec

News
Carnival

Carnival

Join the carnival fun at the first Sharm International Carnival. There are lots of activities and parties organized over this three day event with a grand finale of Tiesto playing in a massive outdoor concert. This is the first time that the legendary DJ has played in Egypt and he choice was Sharm el Sheikh. So get your body moving and go Carnival.

It’s a fully fun packed day – check out the program

29th November is the first day of the Carnival.

6.00pm: Announcements will begin all over the city of Sharm from speakers placed every 200m along the side street.

8.00pm: To mark the start of the carnival three firework displays will begin in the Naama Bay, in old market, and La Strada in Nabq.

8.10pm: The dancing parade will start marching from gate 2 of Old Market up to Hadaba, passing by Iberotel Palace and Seti Sharm, it will then continuing up the hill. The Parade will turn left and march in.

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Classified for free
 
 
Red Sea Beaches
Hurghada
Red Sea Beaches
 
HedKandi
Hed Kandi

For the growing number of those who choose to spend their Red Sea holidays in small downtown hotels or in rented flats or houses which most likely don't have direct access to a beach, there are a number of nice public beaches open all year round. Each week we will present u one of the most popular ones.

Hed Kandi
A small cozy sandy beach with tropical huts, hammocks, cushions and great music. The popular hangout of the local divers and surfers, who pop up either for a relaxing lunch break, an aperitive at sunset or for their famous beach and theme parties. The eaterie opens from 1 pm until 11 pm. Sunbeds, huts and umbrellas, beach-volley, magazines and books, water-pipes, restaurant and bar, bathrooms. Pets allowed. No entrance fee. In Sheraton Road, Sekala.

 
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One Million Tourists Can’t be Wrong
Germans can’t get enough of Egypt’s sun, sand and scenery — and according to Ambassador Bernd Erbel, that’s just the surface of what is shaping up to be an exceptionally valuable relationship
Article
GermanFlag

German Flag

Germans tend to be romantic about the Land of the Pharaohs — one million tourists keep the flame alive each year. But their long-term love affair with Egypt is based more on a practical, quid-pro-quo exchange — at least to the extent allowed by a north-south relationship, anyway. A history of solid cultural and economic relations, as well as Germany’s lack of colonial history in the Middle East, accounts for the domesticity and humming contentment. And as European-Egyptian trade relations are on the up, Germany stands poised to gain from a direct line to the heart of the liberalizing Egyptian economy.

But as faith in the Barcelona Conference and Euromed process wanes, attention turns toward the new divisions and alliances that will shape economic and political relations between Europe and the Middle East. With France pushing a proposed Mediterranean Union, Northern European powers like Germany have reason to express reservation at the idea, fearing it would replace Euromed, undermine the EU and exclude Northern Europe, which is generally considered to have less interest in or relevance to Mediterranean affairs. It would also give France a more prominent leadership role.

This comes on the heels of what many view as a dead end to the Euromed process. While it can be considered an economic success, detractors point toward the failure of its “second basket,” or the strategic area dealing with politics, good governance and democracy — the impact of which is inevitably felt in economic health.

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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

The Seven Wonders of Dubai - Episode 1 ... read more

Vinter i Egypten - Det kan da ikke blive koldt, kan det? ... 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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"Lotus" - New Women Multiactivities Organization
Non Profit Organization, 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 8 pm to 11 pm
during the winter period
Just ask for the Lotus table - We are waiting for you


Agenda:

A) Walking on Monday at 9pm tel: 012 3262330

B) Natural Movement with music: every 15 days tel: 010 6859771
Tuesday at 7pm
Sunday at 11am

C) Gym for all ages - Pilates on Thursday 15,22,29/11 at 5pm and 9pm tel:
O10 8404480


D) Arabic conversation Saturday from 8pm to 9pm tel 010 5052153

E) Library during meeting point.

NOTE: no Meeting Point from 1/12/07 to 9/1/08 start again the 16/1/08

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

Lotus - Women Non Profit Organization
lotus-hurghada@hotmail.com

Click here to see the original flyer

 
Medical First Aid Course
Freds Swim Academy offers In cooperation with
Dr. Rafeek Ramzy - Pediatrician & Neonatologist
Community News
 
EFRCourse
Medical First Aid Course

We offer now a Medical First Aid course for people dealing with children with following topics:

  • How to deal with common Problems and accidents of children
  • CPR training on professional reanimation baby doll
  • Visit of an emergency room (Nile Hospital) and demonstration how to use the DC shock (by cardiologist)


The MFA crash course will be held in two sessions:
First appointment Friday November, 16th at 2 pm.
Second appointment in the beginning of December 2007.
International card for Emergency First Response can be acquired additionally.

Course fee for both sessions: 150 LE exclud. costs for Emergency First Response Card (worldwide recognized).

For info and booking please call info line: 011-303 17 24
or visit our reservation desk in Marriott Hurghada Red Sea Resort, Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday 10am - 12am.

To see the original flyer, please click here


 
 
 
Lantern celebration of the German School Hurghada
Hurghada
Community News
 
LanternFestival
Laternenumzug der Deutschen Schule Hurghada

2. Laternenumzug der Deutschen Schule Hurghada
Treffpunkt am Samstag, 17. November 2007 um 17.00 auf der Promenade vor dem Little Buddha neben dem Siva Grand Beach – bringt selbstgebastelte Laternen mit!

Ich geh mit meiner Laterne
und meine Laterne mit mir.
Da oben leuchten die Sterne
hier unten leuchten wir...

Alle Schüler, Eltern, Freunde und Interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen!

2nd Lantern celebration
Meeting point on Saturday 17th of December 2007 at 5 pm on the promenade in front of Little Buddha next to Siva Grand Beach – bring your hand crafted lantern with you!

We invite all students, parents, friends and interested people to join us!

 
 
 
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


amusement
 
Tissue Paper Butterflies

You and your family can extend the butterfly season by crafting some winged creatures that will stick around long after the real ones are gone.

parents & kids
Butterflies

Tissue Paper Butterflies

What you will need:

1. 2 4- by 4-inch spares of tissue paper
2. Scissors
3. 12-inch pipe cleaner
4. Thread and String (for hanging it up)

How to make it:

1. Stack the 2 tissue squares, then trim the edges to resemble wings.

2. Fold the pipe cleaner in half over the wings, as shown, bunching the tissue slightly.

3. Twist together the pipe cleaner ends to hold the paper in place. Then curl the pipe cleaner tips around your finger or a pencil to create antennae. Tie one end of the thread to the pipe cleaner body for a hanger.

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Peanuts
Nutrition Facts
Article
peanuts

Peanuts

Synonymous with baseball games, circus elephants, cocktail snacks and, of course, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanuts are ever popular in the American culture. Raw, roasted, shelled or unshelled in all forms are available throughout the year.

Contrary to what their name implies, peanuts are not true nuts but a member of a family of legumes related to peas, lentils, chickpeas and other beans. Peanuts start growing as a ground flower that due to its heavy weight bends towards the ground and eventually burrows underground where the peanut actually matures. The veined brown shell or pod of the peanut contains two or three peanut kernels. Each oval-shaped kernel or seed is comprised of two off-white lobes that are covered by a brownish-red skin.

Health Benefits

In addition to being every kid's (and many grownup kid's) favorite sandwich filling, peanuts pack a serious nutritional punch and offer a variety of health benefits.

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Resort Manager needed
Marsa Alam
job vacancies

The Oasis Dive Resort in Marsa Alam (30 chalets), Egypt is seeking for
enthusiastic candidates with previous experience in Egypt!

Qualifications/experience:

- Sound understanding of local culture and its people
- Highly motivated all-rounder
- Leadership and strategic management skills
- Hands-on operationally based
- Preferably German speaker
- Proficient knowledge of spoken and written English

For detailed information on the resort as well as the entire company
visit our websites www.oasis-marsaalam.com and www.wernerlau.com,
please!

Please send your CV to Mr. Werner Lau werner@wernerlau.com


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Native English Customer Service Representative needed
Spot local, Hurghada now hiring
job vacancies

Provides the finest, the most effective and satisfactory & retaining service, which is vital to build the trust between customers.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Main duties include handling inbound calls and correspondence in native language, and providing excellent customer services and resolution to issues

- Provides customers with product and service information.

Ideal applicants will have excellent customer service skills, Computer & internet fluency are a must.

Applicants must also have excellent correspondence skills, the ability to structure letters and e-mails professionally.

Notes:
The pay: is on hourly basis and a bonus option is valid.
The working hours are on a weekly schedule basis (5 days a week, average of 6 hours a day).
Work location: Hurghada, Red Sea.
Serious applicant must apply before November 15th, 2007.

To apply please send your CV to: hr@spotlocal.net


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Various positions available
Red Sea
job vacancies


Following positions in different hotels in the Red Sea are to be filled:


1. Guest Relation (Russian, Czech, Polish and German speaking)
2. Secretary
3. Receptionist (Russian speaking)
4. Reservation Officer

All candidates must have fluency in both written and spoken English
and immaculate personal presentation.

For further information, please contact:
Tel: +2 (065) 344 7500
Or +2 010179 6280
Mobile: +2 0106019165
Email: redsea.admin@gmail.com or i.elmallah@azuregypt.com


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Front office positions available
Red Sea
job vacancies


We are looking for fresh graduate candidates to work under the
supervision of the Front Office Department in different levels and
positions.

English is a must.

interested candidates may send their CVs, attention: Inas El Mallah
email: i.elmallah@azuregypt.com


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Technical Engineer & It Manager looking for work
Hurghada
job vacancies


Technical Engineer & It Manager, with experience in

- Implementing & supporting Microsoft Windows xp professional
- Managing & Maintaining a Microsoft windows server 2003 environment
- Excellent customer service skills
- English & French fluency

is seeking for a job in Hurghada.

Please contact Rami Ramsis Naguib: 0101274787
E-Mail: keriazy3@hotmail.com


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Seaview apartments in Nabq for sale
Sharm El Sheikh
For sale
Apartment

Sea view apartment

Luxurious Nubian Style Eco-safe villa with an amazing view of the Red Sea from everywhere.
2 separate flats could be sold individually with separate entrance.

1st flat
• around 140 sq meters
• 3 bedrooms including a master with ensuite bathroom
• 2nd bathroom
• spacious living and dinning areas with Dome ceilings
• open kitchen with a breakfast bar
• Backyard access from the entrance door
and access to the front garden from bedrooms and living rooms
cost 1,470,000.00 Egyptian Pounds or 193,421.00 Euro

2nd flat
• more elevated than the 1st one and around 129 sq meters
• same as the first but with 2 bedrooms including master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
cost 1,354,500.00 Egyptian Pounds or 178,223.00 Euro

Access to private beach.
One of the best locations in Nabq.
Call 2-010-9000343


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Building for sale
Hay El Noor, Kasr El Nil street
For sale

Fully rented out - good investment
  • Land 300sq. metersBuilding built on 180 sq meters2-2bedroom apts, one up and one down each 90 sq meters, open kitchen, one bath
  • 1-duplex, two floors, 3 bedrooms,2 bath, open kitchen,180 sq meters with private garden

    All have private entrances
    All full a/c
    Fully furnished


    If interested and need more info please contact Emad or Jayne at eshtadiving@yahoo.com

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Flat for rent
Hurghada
For rent


A flat, with fantastic sea view on the Cornish Road, Hurghada, for rent

- 2 bedrooms
- a large hall
- American & modern kitchen
- unfurnished

Newly & well painted & finished, equipped with Dictaphone & Central Sat. Dish

For rent for a small family.

Those who are seriously interested please contact:
dreambird777@yahoo.com


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Seaching for Diving Center
Hurghada
To buy

Acting as intermediary on behalf of a foreign investor, we are looking for a Diving Center Operation for sale.
  • Must be within Hurghada area Either within a hotel or as stand-alone With or without own diving boat Fully licensed operation Fully verifiable financial data available
  • With possibility to transfer tour operator contracts to acquiring company.

    Please contact us at: info@sktplanet.com or 012-9935399.

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Medical First Aid Training
Hurghada
 
Are you interested in Medical First Aid Training?
So join our crash course – no need to be a professional.

Learn how to manage common accidents, CPR for children and use of a defilibrator. Competitively priced.

Info line 011-303 17 24 or info@swimtrainer-egypt.com

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