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18/02/2008
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Spot Local's new Access Card released
Egypt moves up FIFA ranking
AIDA Team World Championship 2008 in Egypt
HEPCA: Emperor Divers is our Nominee for the "Violator of the Month"
Egypt's Desert Oasis
Egyptian Riviera: Red Sea at the ready
Amr Diab eliminated from ‘Hala February Festival’
Top Rated Egypt Attractions: Cairo - Egyptian Museum
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
NEW Kids and mums fitness program
Les Petites Club
Invitation to Freds Swim Academy Spring Party
Escape to Soma Bay
amusement
Crafts: Sleepy Bunny
Nutrition Facts: Black Pepper
classifieds
Become a Fred Swim Academy Instructor
Les Petites nursery is searching for a key-person for their pre-school
Looking for Mary Poppins
Dutch Diving Instructor needed
Past Preservers is in search of Experts, Presenters, Researchers and your Projects and Ideas
Sales Consultant required
Spanish guy looking for employment
New live-aboard for sale

 
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Spot Local's new Access Card released

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Now you can sign up online on Spot Red Sea using our brand new access card!

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Three Corners Fayrouz

Egypt moves up FIFA ranking

Egypt improved to 29th from 35th in Fifa’s latest world ranking after successfully defending its African title

Sport news
 
FIFA
FIFA

There was plenty of movement lower down after the African Cup of Nations, with tournament host Ghana becoming the continent's highest ranked team by rising 29 places — the most of the 207 teams in the rankings — to 14th after reaching the semifinals.

In the rankings released Wednesday, runner-up Cameroon moved up eight spots to 17th and semifinalist Ivory Coast up 14 to 24th.

Argentina stayed atop the world rankings for the fifth straight month.
With few matches played by the top teams over the past month, Greece's rise of one place to 10th was the only change in the top 10. Brazil, Italy, Spain and Germany rounded out the top five places, followed by the Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Netherlands and Greece.

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AIDA Team World Championship 2008 in Egypt

News
 
Free Diving
Free Diving

Apnea Academy Red Sea writes that their company has worked in the freediving industry since 2003 and their facility has accommodated many events that have brought hundreds of freedivers to Sharm el Sheikh, for apnea competitors and all levels of apnea courses.

The annual appointments in May and November " Freediving Week" is at its fourth edition now. These events register the presence of about 300 persons per year; an International Competition, called " City of Peace, in 2004 (CWT and STA) with 54 competitors; four AIDA World Record Attempts of which two by Carlos Coste and two by William Trubridge in 2006; 2th trophy "City of Peace" in 2007 (CWT and CNF); organizer of 4th Individual world championship AIDA 2007; logistic support to the scientific team of CNR (National Research Council) of Pisa – Italy, that in Sharm at the Apnea Academy's center is creating the first permanent underwater scientific laboratory.

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HEPCA: Emperor Divers is our Nominee for the "Violator of the Month"

Red Sea Environment

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Emperor Superior
Emperor Superior

Emperor Divers have long been one of the biggest supporters of HEPCA, not to mention one of HEPCA's founding members, and recognized worldwide as setting the standards of best practice in matters of environmental awareness.

The nomination of Emperor Divers for HEPCA‚s Violator of the Month is therefore not an easy one. HEPCA has been shocked to receive at least 10 reports over the last two months of major violations committed by boats and staff of the Emperor Fleet. These violations include anchoring and littering within National Park boundaries, failure to observe the new regulations regarding visits to the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm (currently undergoing much-needed conservation work) and finally disregarding the new mooring system in place at the wreck.

Despite Emperor Divers' illustrious history and well-known commitment as a company to environmental issues, these violations show that no company, no matter how large or well regarded, is immune to those lacking respect for their environment.

Furthermore, the dismissive attitude of some Emperor Divers staff members is both unjustifiable and destructive. We expect the wise leadership of Emperor Divers to take all necessary measures to ensure that these violations will never again be repeated. Violator of the Month is an initiative taken by HEPCA on regular basis along other legal violation procedures.

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Egypt's desert oasis
Article
 
El Gouna
El Gouna

The clutter of vibrant arches, domes and palm trees rises from the desert like a lush oasis that has sprouted, miraculously, out of mere dust. A ridge of sandstone mountains forms an unusual, and unexpected, backdrop to this Red Sea resort town.

The kaleidoscope of colour comes as almost as big a shock to the senses as the golfers lined up along a stretch of sparkling turquoise waters, their gazes – and golf balls – fixated on island greens plunked in a saltwater lagoon.

The strange scene makes you ponder a strange thought: Did Moses trip across a motherlode of lost balls when he parted these famed Red Sea waters?

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Classifieds
 
Egyptian Riviera: Red Sea at the ready

With properties starting at just £20,000, Egypt's Riviera is a growing market - and not just for divers, says Zoe Dare Hall

Article
 
Properties in El Gouna
Properties in Red Sea

There are great historical treasures yet to be discovered and all the desert sunsets you could wish for. You can puff away on shisha pipes and race quad bikes over the dunes. But the reason most people go to the Red Sea coast has nothing to do with what's on the land. Its appeal is almost entirely underwater.

The coral reefs, the closest tropical reefs to Europe, off the Sinai Peninsula's resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh or Dahab, and Red Sea Riviera towns including Hurghada and Taba are said to be among the most spectacular in the world. The colours are astounding, the fish unforgettable. It is just terra firma that fails to leave such a lasting impression.

But the Egyptian government intends to change all that. In a move to boost tourist numbers to Egypt from 9.7 million to 14 million by 2011, it is giving the green light to a growing number of large new resorts along the Red Sea, where foreigners can buy freehold property (unlike on the Sinai Peninsula) and, in many cases, park their super-yacht.

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Amr Diab eliminated from ‘Hala February Festival’
News
 
Amr Diab
Amr Diab

The organizing committee of the Annual Hala (Hello) February Music Festival in Kuwait has announced that Egyptian singer Amr Diab will not participate in this year’s events. The committee stated that Diab was not nominated alongside other singers who will take part in the festival due to the fact that he demanded a wage of 200 thousand US dollar for his performance; an amount the committee felt was too high.

The committee added that Diab’s wage for last year’s performance was 80 thousand US dollars only and the enormous increase, in addition to the singer’s conditions that he would only participate if Egyptian singers Tamer Husni and Mohammad Hamaqi were not invited without revealing the reasons for such a request.

Negotiations are currently being held with other Egyptian singers, who are as popular as Amr, to participate in the events of this year’s festivals, according to the Kuwaiti based daily, Al Qabas.

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Top Rated Egypt Attractions
Egypt
Egypt Attractions
 
Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museums

Cairo - Egyptian Museum

To the northwest of the Liberation Square is the large range of buildings (1897-1902) occupied by the Egyptian Museum, which has the world's largest and finest collection of Egyptian and Graeco-Roman antiquities, founded in 1857 by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette (1821-81 ). To do full justice to the Museum, which can display only a fraction of its total holdings, several days would be required. Visitors who are pressed for time will do well to confine themselves to the celebrated treasures of Tutankhamun and a selection of the Old Kingdom material.

Linen production was massive and highly skilled from the Old Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman Period. Fabrics more than 2m wide were not unusual. Some were so fine they were woven from only two linen fibers which made them transparent. Horizontal looms can be seen in models of workshops which were found in tombs. Wool was considered unclean an was rarely used until the end of the New Kingdom and the Graeco-Roman period.

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 - let´s do some sports ... read more

How Internet is benefit to me and my family? ... read more

We invite you the subscribers to leave your comments
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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 Kids and mums fitness program
Les Petites Club
Les Petites Club
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Les Petites

Les Petites

Kids Activities from 4 years and up:

• Dance, (Ballet, Modern Jazz, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Hip Hop, Yoga)
• Guitar lessons
• Football
• Swimming lessons
• Homework Assistance (English/Arabic)

Mums Activities:

- Step Aerobic
- Tai Bo
- Belly Killer
- Power Step
- Belly Dance
- Pilates
- Body Stilling
- Aerobic Classic
- Yoga

• Nursery from 3 months up to three 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

For further information: 012 393 4407
www.lespetiteselgouna.com


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Invitation to Freds Swim Academy Spring Party
News
Spring Party

Spring Party

29th of February 2008 – starting from 11.30am in
Marriott Hurghada Red Sea Resort

Celebrate with us the start of Freds Swim Academy’s new swimming season:

• Enjoy day use for beach & pool
• Outstanding sandwich buffet
• Soft drinks
• Nice atmosphere
• Registration for new swimming courses
• Planning Frogs Swimming Club

Kids up to 7 years – free of charge
Children from 8 years until 14 years – only 25 LE
Children above 14 years and adults – only 35 LE
(Price includes beach & pool use, sandwich buffet and drinks)

Special occasion for all course bookings until 29th of February

Get 50 % on course prices
(includes 6 training lessons from 3rd until 8th of March during our Swimming Instructor Seminar)


For info & booking visit our reservation desk in Marriott Hurghada Red Sea Resort –Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 - 12am or call Freds Swim Academy info line 011-303 17 24


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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
 
Sleepy Bunny

This cute little bunny fell asleep inside of one of your Easter eggs! Shhh, don’t wake him--he needs his strength to deliver those goodies

parents & kids
Sleepy Bunny

Sleepy Bunny

What you will need:

• ½ egg shell
• Wooden doll stand
• 2 large white pom poms
• 4 medium white pom poms
• 1 miniature pink pom pom
• Scrap of black felt
• Pink and white acrylic paint
• White felt
• White craft glue
• Scissors
• Thin white ribbon

How to make it:

1. Be sure egg shell is clean and dry. Paint outside of egg shell pink.
2. Paint the doll stand with a mixture of white and pink paint. Let dry.
3. Glue the egg shell to the doll stand.
4. Add some glue to the inside of the egg shell. Place one of the large white pom poms inside the egg shell. Glue the other large white pom pom on top of the first one.
5. Glue two medium white pom poms to the inside of the egg shell so that they show at the top of the shell (paws).
6. Glue the other two medium white pom poms to the head for the cheeks.
7. Glue the miniature pink pom pom in between the two cheeks.
8. Cut two long ears from the white felt and glue to the top of the head at the sides. Fold them downward and glue the ends to the egg shell.
9. Cut two small crescent shaped slits from the black felt and glue on to head for sleepy eyes.
10. Tie ribbon around the bottom of the egg shell and form a bow, trim the ends.

 

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Black Pepper
Nutrition Facts
Article

Black Pepper

Black Pepper

A pinch of black pepper is added to almost every type of recipe imaginable. Once used as currency and presented to the gods as a sacred offering, it is fortunate that this most popular of spices is available throughout the year.

Black pepper comes from the pepper plant, a smooth woody vine that can grow up to 33 feet in hot and humid tropical climates. They begin to bear small white clustered flowers after 3 to 4 years and develop into berries known as peppercorns. Ground peppercorns produce the spice we call pepper.

Health Benefits

Black pepper (Piper nigrum)stimulates the taste buds in such a way that an alert is sent to to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other food components in the stomach.

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Become a Fred Swim Academy Instructor
Next Seminar 3rd - 8th March 2008
job vacancies


Join the growing team of Fred Swim Academy Instructors, must enjoy teaching children and adults of all ages.

For further details please contact Sandy on Tel: 012 345 9004

or email to: sandy@ProSeaTeam.com


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Les Petites nursery is searching for a key-person for their pre-school
El Gouna
job vacancies
Les Petites

Les Petites


Are you looking for a part-time job?
Is your mother tongue English and you like working with kids aged 3 – 5 years old?

We can offer you a part time job 5 times per week from 8.30 am till 2.30 pm.
Experience and residents of El Gouna and Hurghada have priority.

Please contact us 012 393 4407 for further information
or write an e-mail: Marika@lespetiteselgouna.com


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Looking for Mary Poppins
Hurghada
job vacancies


Or a normal nanny!

3 - 6, Sun – Thurs: 1 child; a girl, 4 years old.
Primary language is English, also speaks Italian and some French.

Candidate must have patience, and love kids. Non-Smoking please!

email: dittogp@yahoo.com or call 0125048860 quoting this classified advert.


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Dutch Diving Instructor needed
job vacancies


A great opportunity has arisen for an energetic and enthusiastic Dutch speaking Instructor to join our busy Dive Center here in Sharm El Sheikh on a freelance basis. We're looking for a female MSDT certified Instructor (with Nitrox) who has the ability to teach in English and Dutch, although any additional languages is of course a plus!

If you are already in Sharm, passionate about both teaching and guiding and can give our guests the best holiday we want to hear from you.

If you fit the bill, please send your CV to Sarah at:
human.resources@emperordivers.com quoting reference number ED042.


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Past Preservers is in search of Experts, Presenters, Researchers and your Projects and Ideas
job vacancies


We are currently on the lookout for experts, presenters and researchers in diverse fields and geographical locations who would like to join our database for possible involvement both on and off camera in upcoming documentaries and films.
We would also like to hear from archaeologists/historians/anthropologists and others seeking media representation for their excavation, project, book or programme idea.
If you are interested, please forward us a CV, a photo and a pen portrait (you in 100 words or less) or details of your project.
For further information about us and our services or if you have any further questions, please see our website @ www.Pastpreservers.com or email us at the address below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Nigel J. Hetherington
nigel@pastpreservers.com

For more information please visit: www.pastpreservers.com


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Sales Consultant required
Hurghada
job vacancies


Want to sell a project by the Red Sea?
We are looking for the best sales people to talk to the world about our prime international property.

The rewards?
- Overseas travel
- Basic salary + commission
- OTE (STG) 60,000 but unlimited potential
- unlimited opportunities to progress

Please E-mail Ross: ross.donaldson@sps.com.eg
www.veranda-eg.com


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Spanish guy looking for employment
Red Sea
job search


20 year old guy looking for a job on the Red Sea coast this summer.

I have worked as a windsurfing teacher last two summers at windsurfing center denia in Spain, where I live.

Experience in:


• windsurfing and catamaran (hobbie cats)
• kayaks
• working with children

Languages:

Spanish
English

This year I want a little different experience, so I want to go abroad to do the similar things, but in another place and meeting new people.

Please contact: Rafa Calabuig Martinez at rafacalabuig_88@hotmail.com


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New live-aboard for sale
Suez
For sale

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a new Red Sea liveaboard within approximately four months from completion. The structure, wiring, plumbing are almost complete and the new engines have been delivered.

The liveaboard is approximately 30 meters, with 8 en suite cabins, plus accommodation for dive guides and crew. The engines are each 800 hp MAN.

For more information, please call (002) 0122253638 or Email liveaboard@jsgb.net

Unquote

My phone number in Egypt is 0122369815
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