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A good year for the record

New Year's Eve Recipe: Champagne Punch

Gaafar wants out of Zamalek contract
Dance workshop on in Egypt
Egypt to copyright Pyramids
Red Sea Beaches
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
Escape to Soma Bay
The 1st Annual Environmental Exhibition for Arts and Products
amusement
Crafts: Party Hats
Nutrition Facts: Salmon
classifieds
Several positions available
English girl looking for employment
Accounts position available
Professional sales people wanted
Luxury apartments for rent in Al-Kawthar
Fiat for Sale
Boat for sale

 
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A good year for the record

Mysteries uncovered, debates enflamed: Nevine El-Aref sums up the most interesting archaeological events of 2007

Article
 
Palaeolithic rock art
Palaeolithic rock art

Identifying the mummy of the female Pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut; uncovering the real face of the boy-king Tutankhamun; restoring the Step Pyramid of Djoser; reopening the Kuttub Khana; discovering a New Kingdom fortress in Sinai, an intact tomb brimming with fine funerary pieces in the Delta and Palaeolithic rock art depicting animals in Upper Egypt - all part of this year's work for Egyptologists.

The year saw several important discoveries, archaeological events and the restoration of ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic monuments. But there was also controversy: a demand for the loan of the Rosetta Stone by the British Museum, disagreement over the planned Cairo Financial and Tourist Centre overlooking the Salaheddin Citadel and the selection of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Important discoveries: Almost every day an excavator carrying out routine excavation or cleaning at a site somewhere in Egypt stumbles upon a new discovery. It could be shreds of clay vessels or fragments of decoration, but often it is a major discovery that helps Egyptologists understand more about Egypt's history and culture. There were several discoveries in 2007, and one of the most important was the identification of the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut. Three and a half thousand years after her death, a single loose tooth led scientists to the body of Egypt's famous female ruler.

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Champagne Punch

New Year's Eve Recipe
 
Champagne Punch
Champagne Punch

Ingredients

• 1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
• 1 cup superfine sugar
• 1/2 cup orange liqueur
• 1/2 cup Triple Sec
• 1/2 cup cognac
• 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
• 2 bottles chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine
• Orange or lemon slices
• Fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

Combine the lemon juice, sugar, orange liqueur, Triple Sec, cognac, and orange juice in a non-reactive bowl and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the Champagne and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Pour into a decorative bowl or pitcher. Garnish with orange or lemon slices and fresh strawberries, if desired. Serve in Champagne flutes, wine glasses, or punch cups.

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Gaafar wants out of Zamalek contract

Mostafa Gaafar is set to end his contract with Zamalek in January, the frozen striker said Tuesday

Sport News
 
Mostafa Gaafar
Mostafa Gaafar

Gaafar told FilGoal.com that he is ready to pay Zamalek LE 3 million and turn into a free agent.

He signed a two-year extension last summer to stay with the Whites until 2011.

The 26-year-old forward has been out of favor this season and was limited to a few appearances as a substitute.

Several Egyptian sides are interested to sign Gaafar, with Ittihad Alexandria and his former club Al Masri leading the race.

Gaafar was told by Zamalek that he could spend the second half of the season on loan instead of leaving permanently. He rejected the offer.

Al Ahly marketing director Adli Al-Qaeyi told FilGoal.com in August that Gaafar was one of three targeted players whom he failed to sign.

Amr Zaki and Mahmoud “Shikabala” Abdel Razeq are the other two, with all three moving to Al Ahly’s arch-rivals Zamalek.

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Dance workshop in Egypt

Article
 
egyptian dance
Ancient Egyptian Dance

From Kazakhstan to Brazil, Italy and Indonesia, lovers of oriental dance flock to Egypt to pay homage to the cradle of this ancient art.

In a luxury hotel at the foot of the pyramids, some 80 professional dancers from around the world gathered this month to take part in an intensive workshop to improve their technique and pick up style tips.

"If you haven’t danced in Egypt, you are not a real dancer," said Raqia Hassan, Egypt’s most famous dance teacher who organises the winter worshops and is also behind the Cairo Dance Festival held every summer since 2000.

"It is absolutely necessary to be trained here. (Egypt) is the source after all," said Nadia Sement, a French oriental dance instructor attending the workshop.

With colourful sequined scarves jingling around their hips, the dancers who each spent 1,000 euros for the workshop, train vigorously for eight hours a day and listen to lectures on the dance’s history in the evenings in order to truly capture the spirit behind the moves, the organisers said.

And cursed be those who reduce the ancient art to a simple form of seduction or who dare call it "belly dance", says Carolina Vargadinicu, who goes by the stage name Morocco.

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Egypt to copyright pyramids
News
 
Sphinx
Pyramids

In a potential blow to themed resorts from Vegas to Tokyo, Egypt is to pass a law requiring payment of royalties whenever its ancient monuments, from the pyramids to the sphinx, are reproduced.

Zahi Hawass, the charismatic and controversial head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told AFP on Tuesday that the move was necessary to pay for the upkeep of the country's thousands of pharaonic sites.

"The new law will completely prohibit the duplication of historic Egyptian monuments which the Supreme Council of Antiquities considers 100-percent copies," he said.

"If the law is passed then it will be applied in all countries of the world so that we can protect our interests," Hawass said.

He said that a ministerial committee had already agreed on the law which should be passed in the next parliamentary session, while insisting the move would not hurt Egyptian artisans.

"It is Egypt's right to be the only copyright owner for these monuments in order to benefit financially so we can restore, preserve and protect Egyptian monuments."

However, the law "does not forbid local or international artists from profiting from drawings and other reproductions of pharaonic and Egyptian monuments from all eras -- as long as they don't make exact copies."

"Artists have the right to be inspired by everything that surrounds them, including monuments," he said.

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Red Sea Beaches
Hurghada
Red Sea Beaches
 
dream Beach
Dream Beach

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.

Dream Beach
The biggest novelty Hurghada has ever seen for years, where you can enjoy a nice cocktail while checking your e-mails through wireless internet connection, relaxing your mind to our Dj's beats on the most exquisite beach on the Red Sea coast. With food & beverage managed by the local renowned Buldds European Bakery & Pizzeria the selection is endless.

Annual memberships are available in limited numbers.
A daily fee is charged for selected outside guests.

Open daily from 9 am - 7 pm.

 
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 - Christmas parties ... read more

Partner Portfolio - December 2007 ... 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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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


 
The 1st Annual Environmental Exhibition for Arts and Products
Arts and Products’ on January 10-12th, 2008.
Community News
Exhibition
Abu salama society

As an integral part of Abu Salama Society’s vision to advocate environmental awareness and to highlight those who believe and support conservation efforts in the Red Sea, we have the pleasure to announce the launching of an ‘Annual Environmental Exhibition for Arts and Products’, with the first one taking place on January 10-12th, 2008 at the Emerald Ballroom in the Intercontinental Hurghada Resort.

With the support of the Red Sea Governorate and under the auspice of H.E. General Bakr El Rashidi, the Governor of the Red Sea, we look forward to holding an event that we can conduct annually, aiming to bring together involved entities to widen the community’s environmental scope.

This year’s Exhibition will include:

- Images: Drawings of the environment from children’s prospective and photos of the underwater realm.

- Products: Display of hand crafted items from non-governmental non-profit environmental associations from seven different governorates: Cairo, Alexandria, Farafra, Fayoum, North & South Sinai and Elba.

- Viewing Theatre: International movies that address the environment from different scopes.

We are welcoming visitors during its 3 days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; we trust ‘The 1st Annual Environmental Exhibition for Arts and Products’ will meet your admiration and appreciation.

For more information please contact:
Abu Salama Society
Tel & Fax: +2 065 3445040 Mobile: +2 012 1639797
E-mail: office@abusalama.org


 
amusement
 
Party Hats

Set up a table with craft supplies and let the kids create their own outrageous toppers

parents & kids
Party Hat

Party Hats

What you will need:

• Construction paper
• Scissors
• Stapler or tape
• Hole punch
• Elastic cord
• Paper reinforcements (optional)
• Glue, glitter, markers, colored foil,
feathers, pipe cleaners, and other decorative supplies

How to make it:

1. Start with either a cone-shape hat or the classic pirate hat (instructions below), then build from there, gluing ornate ribbons, pompons, streamers, and glitter designs. Roll up thin strips of paper to make curlicues, or cut fringe out of colored foil paper, and attach them with stickers or tape.

2. CONE-SHAPED HAT: Roll a large square or rectangular piece of paper into a cone, staple the sides, and trim the edges for an even brim. To make a shorter cone, cut a semicircle with a diameter of about 1 foot out of a piece of construction paper. Holding the paper at the midpoint of the straight edge, fold the semicircle into a cone. Staple the ends and trim around the brim. Punch two holes on opposite sides of the hat, and thread a piece of elastic cord through the holes for a chin string.

3. PIRATE HAT: Fold a large rectangular piece of construction paper in half by bringing together the shorter sides. Turn down the corners along the crease so that they line up (a la paper airplanes), then individually fold up each open edge to create the brim. Make a chin string by punching holes on each side of the hat and threading a piece of elastic cord through the holes.

4. As a finishing touch, add feathers, pipe cleaners, or any other odds and ends - the wilder the hats, the better.

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Salmon
Nutrition Facts
Article

Salmon

Salmon

Delicious with exceptional nutritional value found in few other foods (omega 3 fatty acids), the lovely pink-hued salmon can be served in a variety of ways and is always a favorite among fish lovers and enjoyed even by those who are not always fond of fish. The season for the different species of salmon ranges from early summer to late fall, however, the increased production of farm raised salmon has made it available fresh in local supermarkets year round.

Salmon are incredible fish traveling thousands of miles throughout their life cycle and within two to five years returning to the very location where they were born to spawn and die. The specific characteristics and life cycles of salmon vary with each species. Their flesh ranges in color from pink to red to orange with some varieties richer in important omega 3 fatty acids than others. For example, chinook and sockeye are fattier fish than pink and chum and contain great amounts of healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

Health Benefits

Salmon is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein, and a unique type of health-promoting fat, the omega-3 essential fatty acids. As their name implies, essential fatty acids are essential for human health but because they cannot be made by the body, they must be obtained from foods.

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Several positions available
Hurghada
Job vacancy


We are now recruiting for several teaching and other opportunities for the next school term beginning August 2008. We are accepting CV's now, accomodations could be offered to the right candidate.

All applicants must speak excellent English. Egyptians must be graduates of a faculty where English is the primary language. Preference given to Egyptian graduates of International or Language schools.

The completion of our new building allows us to expand and accept several hundred more new students.

We are also seeking a Russian/English speaking Administrative Asst. that would be responsible for registering new students and acting as an interpreter for our Russian speaking parents. This position is open immediately.

Please send your CV to readseaschool@yahoo.com


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English girl looking for employment
Hurghada
Job search


I am currently looking for employment in Hurghada

About me:
A versatile, motivated and results orientated 26 year old professional with sound administration skills who enjoys working on her own initiative and as part of a team. I have advanced knowledge of Word, Excel and extensive use of e-mail – Outlook and various internal systems.

Past employment:

- Finance Assistant
- Administration Assistant
- On Site Coordinator
- Pension Administrator
- Hr administrator

I have a one month notice period with my current employer, therefore once I find employment I can be in Hurghada within 5 / 6 weeks

For full CV and more information please contact me at:
shel_sibley@hotmail.com


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Accounts position available
Sharm el Sheikh
job vacancies


An excellent opportunity has arisen for someone to join our Accounts Department based at our Head Office in Sharm, working as a Credit Controller.

We're preferably looking for someone with an accounts background who can work in an environment where a high degree of numeracy and accuracy is required. The role holder must also be pro-active and able to work on their own initiative.

The successful candidate will be responsible for issuing invoices and building relations with our Tour Operators, as well as following up payments, entering invoices and payments on to the accounting system and preparing month end statistics reports.

You will also need to be either native English or be able to speak and write this language to a high standard. Any other additional European languages would be advantageous.

If you are interested in this role, please send a copy of your CV, including your salary expectations to human.resources@emperordivers.com, quoting reference number ED040.


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Professional Sales People Wanted
Egypt
job vacancies


I am looking for professional, smart men and women to sell to the public, beauty salons, spas and hotels, an amazing Anti-Ageing Product from the US that uses 'state of the art' 'light' technology with no UV and can also be used for Acne treatment.

I have the sole rights in Egypt to market this product and at this time, I have no-one in Egypt selling this product so this is a really great opporutunity to build a good business from the start. Earnings are commission only and will be minimum £30 for each item sold. The product costs £189.

Contact Lynne on 00441666502984 (home) 00447832168485 (mobile) email: lynnecurtis_king@hotmail.com


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Luxury apartments for rent in Al-Kawthar
Al-Kawthar
For rent
 
Oasis Sea View
Oasis Sea View

The all new Oasis Sea View Building – under the same management as the Oasis and the Bashayer buildings in Hadaba- is now offering 2 bedroom, 1 bedroom, and studio apartments for rent.

Directly overlooking the Markaz Seyahy, the building enjoys a beautiful and uninterrupted view of the sea, as well as high standard of services and amenities :

- Swimming pool
- Intercom
- Brand new furniture
- Security camera
- 29” flat screen TVs with Astra & Hotbird sat reception
- Laundry room
- Roof garden
- ADSL internet connections ( coming soon)


For info please call Raouf on 012-215 4088
Email: husseiny@husseinyarchitects.com


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Fiat for sale
Hurghada
For sale


Fiat Shahin model 1999 for sale.

• good condition
• a/c
• central lock
• pioneer cassette
• white colour
• red sea number

Please contact tel: 0105208368


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Boat for sale
For sale
 
Boat for sale
Boat for sale
  • 7.5m - Hull, wood and fibre (1 year old)
  • 2 x 100 hp Mariner outboards (10 years, very few hours, professionally serviced)
  • 1 x 115 hp outboard (Mariner) - Spare
  • Outboards have all accessories
  • Hydraulic steering
  • 2 spare propellers (new)
  • 2 x 100 litre inboard fuel tanks
  • Canopy
  • 4 wheel trailer (new)
  • Stainless steel ladders
  • All spare parts imported

    A bargain at only LE 90,000

    Contact: 0123812137


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