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Spot Local releases the Questions & Answers feature!
Red Sea volcano erupts again
Christmas Recipe: Snowball Cookies
Study warns against exploitation of sea cucumbers in Red Sea
Talk: Mind your manners
French war saga sweeps Egypt film awards
Antiquity News from Egypt - King Tut's mummy on display
Egyptian remains of dam found in Upper Egypt
Red Sea Beaches
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
Happy Holidays with Les Petites Events
Escape to Soma Bay
amusement
Crafts: Angel Garland
Nutrition Facts: Turkey
classifieds
Office position available
Nursey teachers needed
Kids Entertainer needed
Graphic designer/Artworker required
Flat for rent
Villa for Sale
Underwater Scooter for sale
Nintendo Wii for sale

 
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Spot Local releases the Questions & Answers feature!
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Questiones & Answers
Questions & Answers

Do you need some answers? Post your question here!

All of us like to make decisions based on reliable information. We have many questions, such as "are pets allowed in this restaurant?" or "does this flower shop have delivery service?", but whom to ask?!

The solution is simple:
Search Spotredsea.com for the Item you would like to know more about, and post your question there!

Both - Spot users and the owner of this listing can answer you!


A dynamically created frequently asked questions section for every business directory listing, that might make our lives a bit easier!


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Red Sea volcano erupts again
News
 
Red Sea Map
Red Sea Map

A volcano on a small uninhabited island in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen erupted again on 3 December after previously erupting on 30 September 2007.

No-one has been injured and there is no obvious threat to the environment following the eruption on Yemen’s Jabal al-Tair island, Yemeni officials have said.

Abdul-Jalil al-Salahi, an official at the Ministry of Oil’s Geological Survey Authority (GSA), told IRIN on 4 December the eruption occurred after seismic activities in the area over the past two days. “The eruption took place naturally. It is no danger,” he said.

Mohammed al-Qadasi, a professor of volcanoes and geology, told IRIN the volcano has been active since it erupted on 30 September 2007, adding that there have been occasional lava flows. “The eruptions will continue for a long time until the lava in the ground finishes,” he said, adding that it was not clear when the eruptions would subside.

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Christmas Recipe: Snowball Cookies

Christmas Recipes
 
Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies

Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
• 3/4 cup powdered sugar
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups Chocolate Mini Morsels
• 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
• Powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 190° C.

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour; stir in morsels and nuts. Shape level tablespoons of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if desired. Store in airtight containers.

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Study warns against exploitation of sea cucumbers in Red Sea

Red Sea environment

What's new
 
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber

Mahmoud Shediawah, Director of the General Authority for Protecting the Environment, emphasized the importance of preserving sea cucumbers considering them an environmentally and economically important resource.

A workshop was conducted in Sana'a on Nov. 28 to study the findings and recommendations of a report on sea cucumber fishing in Yemen. The report was prepared in cooperation with the Regional Authority to Preserve the Red Sea Environment and Gulf of Aden.

In the workshop, Shediawah said that increased demands for sea cucumbers created pressure to exploit them, leading to an environmental imbalance threatening to make this resource extinct.

He also invited new programs to systemize sea cucumber fishing as well as to preserve and protect the environment. The sea cucumber is threatened due to a huge depletion of their numbers, he claimed.

In turn, Zaher Aghwan, an environmental specialist and representative of the Regional Authority for Preserving the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, presented a report evaluating sea cucumbers in Yemen.

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Talk: Mind your manners
Sport News
 
Amr Shabana
Amr Shabana

It is pure joy to watch one of our own go from great to greater. Egypt's Amr Shabana in Bermuda this week won the final of the Endurance World Open Squash Championship to become only the fourth player in history to lift the world title for a third time. After beating France's Gregory Gaultier in straight sets, Shabana, champion also in 2003 and 2005, now finds himself in illustrious company with legends Geoff Hunt, Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan as the only men to win at least three World Opens in its 41-year history. Shabana is the only one still actively playing so, who knows, he might one day be the greatest.

We could congratulate Shabana on the title, or for maintaining his No 1 position in the world, or for his 20th PSA Tour crown, or for lifting his fourth successive PSA Super Series trophy in five weeks, or for extending his unbeaten run to 20 matches. But not to be forgotten along with all the pats on the back, the cheers, the applause and the praise is Shabana's court manners. He is a gentleman in victory and defeat. He rarely complains to the referee or his opponent. Shabana doesn't play dirty, he's not confrontational and does not use mind games to beat you. He simply beats you.

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French war saga sweeps Egypt film awards

Siri's ‘L'Ennemi Intime’ wins prize for best film at 31st Cairo International Film Festival

News
 
Florent Emilio Siri
Florent Emilio Siri

French director Florent Emilio Siri's daring portrayal of the savagery of the French war against Algeria in "L'Ennemi Intime" won the prize for best film at the 31st Cairo International Film Festival on Friday.

Set in 1959, the film tells the story of idealistic, young Lieutenant Terrien, played by Benoit Magimel, who takes command of a desolate French army outpost high in the mountains of Kabylia.

As Terrien wages a brutal campaign to wipe out National Liberation Front (FLN) rebels -- resorting to torture and napalm bombs --, he loses his own personal battle to retain his humanity.

The film gives a "unique warning against the futility of armed combat," British director Nicholas Roeg, a member of the jury, said as he presented the Golden Pyramid for best film.

"L'Ennemi Intime" director Florent Emilio Siri won Best Director, while Albert Dupontel won Best Actor for his role in the film.

The second prize went to the Pakistani film "In the Name of God" directed by Shoaib Mansour about the struggles faced by Pakistanis and Muslims since the September 11 terror attacks on the United States.

The Naguib Mahfouz Prize for a director's best first work went to Mexican Juan Patricio Riveroll for "deliberately defying the rules of the medium" in his film "Opera", Roeg said as he presented the prize.

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Antiquity News from Egypt - King Tut's mummy on display
News
 
Tut Face
King Tut's face

King Tutankhaman's mummy was on public display for the first time 4/11/2007 after it was removed briefly for further examination, Dr. Zahi Hawass Chief of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said that mummy of the 3,000-year-old boy king would be displayed to the public after it had been restored.

However, he said he was afraid that the humidity and heat caused by tourists entering the tomb in Luxor would harm the mummy.. Tutankhamun's body is entirely wrapped in strips of white linen, except for his face which has only been seen by a handful of experts

The mummy's face has high cheekbones and cracked and blackened skin with an intact nose.Hawass supervised the operation, broadcast live on some television channels."The face of Tutankhamun is different from the face of any king at the Cairo Museum," Hawass told reporters."He has these beautiful buck teeth and ... the tourists will see a little bit of a smile on the face of the golden boy," he added. "This will ... make the golden boy live forever." Hawass concluded.

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Egyptian remains of dam found in Upper Egypt

Egyptian official sources have announced on Sunday that remains of an ancient dam dating back some 4,000 years have been discovered in Upper Egypt

News
 
Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple

According to local English daily The Egyptian Gazette, Mr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities said on Saturday that the ancient dam was found a few meters away from the Karnak Temple in Luxor, some 500 km south of Cairo.

He added that the finding was made by an Egyptian-French archaeological team, which has been working in Luxor since March.

The 230-meter long dam was built during the age of the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt to protect the temple from the Nile flood, said Hawass.

The Egyptian archaeology supreme stressed the importance of the finding, saying it proved that the ancient Egyptians were good at building dams.

The report declared that discover will also revive interest in the ancient Egyptian city, which was believed by some archaeologists that nothing of great importance would be found again.

Mr. Hawass continued that the team had also unearthed the relics of a Roman bath built in the first century AD and a clay jar containing 316 coins from different historical periods.

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Red Sea Beaches
El Gouna
Red Sea Beaches
 
The Club House
The Club House

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.

The Club House
In the Club House you sit between the pool and a turquoise lagoon, on sun beds dotting the beach, the view is spectacular. To the right is a beach bar, awaiting its customers, as they swing idly on hammocks, contemplating their next means to refresh!

The heart and soul of The Club House are the people who live here and the many travellers who pass through. From all walks of life come differing experiences melting together under a sun-blessed sky.

Good food, great music, helpful service and interesting tales regaled over a chilled beer or wine, are all part of it... but essentially, it's the friendships formed here that are the most fulfilling (...these, come free!).

 
El Gouna Banner
 
 
whats on, whats new
 
 
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
News
Corporate Blogging

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

Living in Hurghada – going out: my perfect evening! ... read more

Living in Hurghada-Happy Nikolaus! ... 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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Happy Holidays with Les Petites Events
News
Les Petites

Les Petites

Winter camp 12/12/07 - 12/01/08
Special Christmas activities, trips and coursers. Suitable for children
4 years and above. 6 days a week from 8 am till 5 pm.

Camping night and babysitting on 22/12/07
Starts at 8:30 pm till 8:30 am, sleep over. (Bring along your tent and sleeping bag)

Christmas pyjama party and babysitting on 24/12/07

From 8:30 pm till 8:30 am, sleep over. For kids from 3 months and up.

New year party and babysitting on 31/12/07

From 8:30 pm till 8:30 am, sleep over. For kids from 3 months and up.

Christmas fitness 12/12/07 - 12/01/08

Mothers, keep fit for the party season. Join our various fitness classes.

Contact Marika on 012 393 4407 for further information and reservation. Babysitting should be booked at least 2 days in advance.

At Les Petites, we devote our energies to creating a fun and loving environment whilst delivering the best in childcare and education. With programmes and classes divided into European, National and International sections your child will be prepared for any school of your choice.

• Nursery from 3 months up to 3 years
• Pre-School from 3 years and above
• Kids club with after school activities and homework assistance for 4 years and above
• Language classes
• Babysitting service day and night
• Organising birthday parties and events

To see the original flyer click here.

www.lespetiteselgouna.com


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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 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
 
Angel Garland

Strung together with fancy ribbon, this order of lacy angels looks heavenly draped from a tree bough, on a mantel or around a banister.

parents & kids
Angel Garland

Angel Garland

What you will need:

• Lacy white fabric or tulle
• Cotton balls
• Both white and yellow yarn
• Yellow felt
• White ribbon or cording
• Glitter glue, optional
• Beads or charms, optional

How to make it:

1. To make each angel, place a cotton ball in the center of an 11-inch square of white fabric. Gather the fabric around the cotton ball and tie it with white string or yarn to form a head and gown. Trim the ends of the string close to the.

2.Next, cut a 12-inch piece of yellow string or yarn for a belt and tie it around the angel's gown (be sure to leave sleeve openings large enough to thread ribbon through).

3. Loop and tie another piece of yellow string (or gold thread) into a halo and glue it to the back of the angel's head.

4. Use the same method to make five more angels. Then thread a 5-foot length of white ribbon or cording through the sleeves of each angel. For an extra festive touch, string beads or charms between the angels.

5. Finally, cut out a pair of yellow felt wings for each angel. Glue the wings (paint them with glitter glue, if desired) to the backs of the angels, and the garland is ready to hang.

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Turkey
Nutrition Facts
Article

Turkey

Turkey

There is probably no other food that evokes images of celebration, family, friends and giving thanks than turkey. November is the month noted as the season for enjoying turkey but its wonderful taste and nutritional value should not be reserved just for the holidays as it is available to enjoy year-round.

The rise in popularity of this lean meat has been spurred by the increased availability of individual turkey pieces such as breasts, tenderloins, cutlets and ground turkey. These alternatives to cooking a whole turkey have made it more convenient for people to easily incorporate turkey into their diets.

Health Benefits

Turkey is a very good source of protein. A four ounce serving provides 65.1% of the daily value for protein, along with 11.9 % of the daily value for saturated fat, about half the amount of saturated fat found in red meat. The structure of the human body is built on protein. We use animal and plant sources of protein for our amino acids and rearrange the nitrogen to make the pattern of amino acids we require.

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Office position available
Hurghada
job vacancies


From 1st January 2008:

Sales & customer service, administration, stock control, accounting.

This position requires a person with self-organization, willing to take responsibilities, flexible to job development and who likes teamwork.

• Previous experience in an administrative position is a must
• Very good level in both spoken and written English
• 2nd language spoken and written is a +
• Good computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, Acrobat, Internet)
• Previous experience in diving business is highly regarded
• Egyptian or International Driving license is a plus us

Send your CV to sales@skubba.com
Or call us on 012-1159541 to arrange an interview.


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Nursery teachers needed
Hurghada
job vacancies


A few Nursery teachers still needed for a new school in Hurghada, experience not necessary, will train the "right" candidate.

Good verbal English is an absolute must! A written and oral exam will be given.

Interested candidates please contact

readseaschool@yahoo.com

First consideration given to current residents of Hurghada (note: no relocation pkgs offered)


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Kids Entertainer needed
Hurghada
job vacancies


I am looking for a female member of staff to work in a children's indoor play area in Hurghada. The position is for someone who can run activity sessions such as games, basic dancing, singing and storytime.

Applicants must be Outgoing and friendly with the ability to work very well with children.

Experience in Children's animation is an advantage.

Please email me directly:
cheekymonkeys-redsea@hotmail.com


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Graphic designer/Artworker required
El Gouna
job vacancies


A Graphic design company is looking for a talented designer to join its design team in El Gouna with min 2 years experience working in the graphic design industry, specifically design for print.

The right candidate for this position will need

• Fluency in English
• Excellent knowledge of Illustrator and InDesign ME is a must, with demonstrable experience of using these programmes on a Mac or PC platform
• Excellent organisational skills required, taking briefs, planning and organising your workloads
• Must be a team player with meticulous attention to detail

Please send your CV and portfolio expected salary to dmicreative@yahoo.com


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Flat for rent
Hurghada
For rent


A furnished flat for rent for a long duration, it has a wonderful sea view & located on the Cornish Road, Hurghada.

• 2 bedrooms
• a large hall
• Modern kitchen
• A/c

Newly & well painted & furnished, equipped with Dictaphone & Central Sat. Dish and it will be available by end of December.

For rent for a small family only.


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


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Villa for sale
Hurghada
For rent


Villa in Magawish fopr rent or sale


• Two floors
• Total area : 180 m2
• 1st floor: living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom
• 2nd floor: 3 bedrooms & a bathroom
• 3 rd floor: Bar, B.Q on the roof
• The two floors are furnished & air conditioned, and equipped with central sat. System
• All in a hotel apartment style

Whoever is interested, please call: 012 4457071
eng@palmbeach-Hurghada.com


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Underwater Scooter for sale
For sale or rent


Underwater Scooter for sale.

• brand new - never touched the water
• Model : Sea Scooter
• twin speed up to 6 km/h for up to 60 min

For further information please call 012 417 16 15 or email to yasser.elmansy@gmail.com.


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Nintendo Wii for sale
Hurghada
For sale
 
Wii
Nintendo Wii


Brand New in Box Nintendo Wii Game System for sale


• The basic package (Euro Version)
• 1 extra Wii Remote
• extra 1 Nunchuk
• Wii sports

Final price: 3600LExx

For more information about Wii click here.

Mobile: 0126792333


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