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SpotRedSea.com - number 1 on google
Sports Talk: After Africa, the world
Easter recipes: Coconut Layer Cake
HEPCA would like to thank Emperor Fleet ...
Land of Pharaohs
Egypt – Top 10 research resources
Defenders of the Red Sea 2007 – Red Sea Diving College
In Cleopatra's Oasis, Motorbikes Now Run Rings Around Donkeys
Egypt's very own private aquarium
Top Rated Egypt Attractions: Cairo - Mohammed Ali Mosque
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
Are you a woman?
EduCare - Training and Development
Tag der offenen Tür - Open day
Enjoy your Friday!
Escape to Soma Bay
amusement
Crafts: Easy sponge painted eggs
Nutrition Facts: Kiwifruit
classifieds
Vacancy in a Diving Center in El Gouna / Reception
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
Office position available
Spanish guy looking for employment

 
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Sports Talk: After Africa, the world

Sport news
 
fifa
FIFA World Cup 2010

We're still flying high with our African winning football team. Last Saturday the nation's parliament was the latest site for some more feting. But people have started to look ahead, specifically to the 2010 World Cup.

It is truly amazing how Egypt, which has won the Africa Cup of Nations a record six times, including the last two, has gone to the World Cup only twice - the last time being 18 years ago and the first participation before most of us were born, in 1934.

While we have found the door to the World Cup difficult to open, other Arab and African countries find it wide open. Cameroon has been there the most times — five. In its first appearance, in 1982, it tied the three games it played, the same as group mate Italy, but Italy went to the next stage on goal difference and eventually won the cup. Cameroon's best showing was in 1990 when it shocked defending champions Argentina in the opener before coming ever so close to beating England which would have put it in the semi-finals. In 2002 Senegal too almost made it to the last four.

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Coconut Layer Cake

Easter Recipes
 
easter cake
Coconut Layer Cake

Ingredients

• 3/4 cup shortening
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 cups white sugar
• 2 cups milk
• 3 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
• 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon almond extract
• 1 cup flaked coconut
• 1/3 cup corn syrup
• 2 tablespoons water
• 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 3/4 cup white sugar

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch round layer cake pans.

2. Separate eggs reserve 2 of the egg whites for the frosting. Cream shortening, add 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, beaten egg yolks, and 1 egg white; continue beating until well combined.

3. Sift flour with baking powder and salt, mix with coconut and add alternately with milk and the almond extract to the shortening mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Let cakes cool then remove from pans. Ice with Angel icing and sprinkle with shredded coconut on top and sides of cake after icing.

5. To Make Angel Icing: Place the 2 egg whites, 3/4 cup white sugar, corn syrup, water, cream of tartar and salt in a double boiler over hard boiling water. Start beating right away with a beater until the mixture stands in stiff peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla or your choice of flavoring and keep beating until it is thick enough to spread easily. Spread over cooled cake.

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HEPCA would like to thank Emperor Fleet ...

Red Sea Environment

News
 
emperor
Majesty

HEPCA would like to thank Emperor Fleet for its swift, serious and professional actions on receiving notice of their nomination as Violator of the Month. HEPCA is pleased to be working closely with Emperor to ensure that the alleged violations are not repeated and that all staff are reminded of the importance of awareness of environmental issues and regulations. Furthermore HEPCA and Emperor have discussed ways of improving communications.

The management of Emperor Fleet initiated a meeting with Amr Ali, Managing Director of HEPCA, on 19th February 2008. They stressed the commitment of Emperor to environmental protection and the need to deal severely with any staff who contravene local regulations. A consultative meeting took place the following day between HEPCA and the captains of the Emperor Fleet. HEPCA would like to thank the staff, captains and crew of the Emperor Fleet for their many beneficial suggestions offered during this meeting.

Finally, HEPCA is delighted to announce that all Emperor Fleet captains will join the HEPCA Volunteer Red Sea Ranger Initiative. Under this new scheme, dive centres or organisations nominate a person or persons responsible for noting and reporting any environmental violations, and liaising with HEPCA.

HEPCA look forward to continued working with Emperor and all diving operators to safeguard the Red Sea and ensure its sustainability for the future.

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Land of Pharaohs

Sun group launches three hotels in fascinating Egypt

Article
 
pharaoh
Sun International Hotel

The Red Sea has long been the playground for wealthy Europeans seeking a bit of fun in the sun away from their more gloomy weather. Germans, Austrians and in particular Russians are only too happy to discard their heavy coats and harsh winters and head for a week or two in the warmer climes of Africa.
And it is this market that local hotel chain Sun International will be looking to tap into with the launch of three hotels in Port Ghalib, Egypt.

The hotels – The Palace, Sahara Sun Sands and Sahara Sun Oasis – all boast an impressive list of activities for those who prefer to keep busy during their holidays. Some of the more unusual activities include desert safaris, rock climbing, deep-sea fishing, camel riding, dolphin safaris and so on.

Speaking at the launch in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening, group operations manager Graham Wood promised South Africans they would not miss out on the fun.

“A lot of effort has gone into this project and it has not always been plain sailing. We firmly believe the hotels we have opened at Port Ghalib are world class and will be among the best in Egypt".

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Classifieds
 
Egypt – Top 10 research resources
Article
 
egypt search
Egypt

This is the first in a regular series of articles aimed at agents looking to expand into emerging investment markets. Every week we take one country and search the web for the best websites to help with your background research and product sourcing. This week we focus on Egypt.

Egypt is hotly tipped by many investment experts. It has that winning combination of high rental yields and fantastic growth prospects.

According to Global Property Guide, Egypt has the highest rental yields in the world. Growth prospects also look good with Easyjet opening two routes from Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada in April 2008. The government is also making strides to make the country more business friendly. A recent report by Doing Business put Egypt top of their “reformers” list.

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Defenders of the Red Sea 2007 – Red Sea Diving College

Red Sea Environment

News
 
defensers
HEPCA award

The management and staff at the Red Sea Diving College were thrilled to receive the honour Defenders of the Sea 2007 as awarded by HEPCA (the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association).

Amr Ali, Managing Director of HEPCA recently explained, at a press conference in Sharm, that the award had been given in recognition of the important environmental work carried out throughout 2007 by staff at the College.

HEPCA is a leading NGO - Non Governmental Organisation – working in the field of marine and land conservation. Founded in 1992 by 12 members representing the diving community of the Red Sea, HEPCA is actively working towards the goal of protecting and preserving the natural resources of the Red Sea and Egypt.

Amr presented the award to Alain Sobol, CEO of the College at a ceremony at the dive centre in Naama Bay.

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In Cleopatra's Oasis, Motorbikes Now Run Rings Around Donkeys
Article
 
siwa
Gebel Dakrur in Siwa

As the putt-putt of motorbikes eclipses the clip-clop of donkey hooves, tourist guide Sayid Abu-Seif has decided that development in Siwa, his oasis home in western Egypt, is moving too far, too fast.

"It used to be quiet here,'' says Abu-Seif, 27. "You could hear the birds. Now it begins to sound like a city."

His unease is shared by other Siwans and outsiders concerned about the preservation of a fragile place out of time. A conundrum familiar to Shangri-Las the world over has arisen in this ancient island in the sand: What price change? In the case of Siwa, where Cleopatra came to bathe, what danger does development hold for its clean air, abundant springs and languorous pace of life among the date groves?

The question is doubly vexing in a country where every livable space is exploited. From the once-empty shores of the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, Egypt is awash in development and urbanization. Sharm El-Sheikh, the ``Red Sea Riviera,'' sprawls for miles. Other resorts have popped up from the Suez Canal down the coast toward Sudan.

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Egypt's very own private aquarium

It just took a few elegant hotels and 3,000 palm trees to turn Port Ghalib into luxury-on-sea

Article
 
aqua
Divers in the Red Sea

The Red Sea is famously populated with abundant and exotic marine life from hammerhead sharks to the tiny polyps of more than 500 species of coral, attracting divers from all over the world.

Its latest hotel complex, Port Ghalib, has just opened for business and I'm here for a sneak preview before it gets busy. Once officially opened in April, the hotel's 948 rooms will begin to fill up with European and Russian guests here for the sun, sea and scuba.

The rapid development of Egypt's Red Sea coastline was driven by divers who, ironically, often now lament how much resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh have changed for the worse. Sharm has lost its charm, they say, becoming an overcrowded Margate of the Middle East where environmentally unenlightened overseas divers ride terrified sea turtles for fun. Meanwhile, sprawling concrete and dwindling marine life have put the “urgh” into Hurghada.

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Top Rated Egypt Attractions
Egypt
Egypt Attractions
 
mosque
Mohammed Ali Mosque

Cairo - Mohammed Ali Mosque

The Citadel is entered by the Bab el-Gedid, which leads into a courtyard and then through the Bab el-Wastani into the main courtyard. On the south side of this is the Mohammed Ali Mosque, often called the Alabaster Mosque, one of the city's great landmarks with its tall and disproportionately slender minarets. It was begun in 1824 by Mohammed (Mehemet) Ali but completed only in 1857, under his successor Said. The architect was a Greek named Yusuf Boshna from Istanbul, who took as his model the Nuruosmaniye Mosque in that city, itself modeled on the Hagia Sophia.

whats on, whats new
 
 
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
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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
.

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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You are a woman?
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Biodanza

Biodanza

Take a few seconds of your time to think about "you"
your life, your health, your happiness?


• How is the quality of your sleeping?
• Are you too stressed? Is it easy for you to relax?
• Would you say that you are full of energy?
• Would you like to be more enthusiastic?
• Are you fully satisfied with your way of being in relation to another?
• Do you want to give to your life more health, more joy, and more happiness?
• Do you think your family can received the benefit of your progress?

You answered yes to any of those questions?
Take your chance now

Discover a simple, but effective way to blossom
Make the decision now


Join “Natural Movement of Life-Biodanza"
Created in Chile in the 60’s is now developed into a global movement in the world.
Join the 1st group of “Natural Movement of Life- Biodanza” in Egypt-Hurghada

Where? Private place, Hadabah, in front of “Roma” hotel
Price?
- Free individual information, demonstration, practice (1h)to be able to join the regular group
- Courses from 1LE to 20LE. In a spirit of solidarity, honesty and respect of my work each woman pays the courses according to her possibilities. After the payment of expenses, all profits are for a Charity Organization
When?
- Regular group Friday 7pm15 to 9pm30 With Juliette Bémant,

Qualified Biodanza Didactic Teacher, Tutor,
Registered Member of the Belgium Teachers Association : www.biodanza.be


Information: www.biodanza-egypt.com
E-mail: info@biodanza-egypt.com
Tel. 010 6859771

To see the original flyer, please click here.


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EduCare - Training and Development
EduCare Training and Development is the first solution oriented training agency for coaching personal and group skills in education and communication
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educare

EduCare

We present business coaching and learning modules for companies, diving and surf centers, hotels, managers, people in office jobs, children, parents, teachers, schools and individuals.
The training programs are designed to allow easy understanding of how to apply new skills for management, finding new business goals, team motivation, employment and sales, better concentration and stress management at work, teaching abilities as well as especially for kids: tools to make learning, writing and concentration easier.


• Business modules and individual coaching starting from 1st of March
• Fit For The Office workshop (3x once weekly)
• Fit For Kids workshop for parents (3x once weekly)
• Mental Training for children from 6-10 years


Information meetings:
Wednesday 27.2., Thursday, 28.2., Tuesday 4.3. and Saturday 8.3. from 10am-12pm at the training office in Drifters Building (entrance from left side), 2nd floor, Morad Darwisch Str. or call us 0102523350 from 10am-4pm except Fridays.

www.EduCare-training.com

info@Educare-training.com

To see the original flyer click here.


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Tag der offenen Tür - Open Day
Deutsche Schule Hurghada
News
Deutsche Schule

Deutsche Schule Hurghada

Tag der offenen Tür findet statt am:
Open day takes place on:

Samstag, den 01.03.2008
10.00 — 13.00 Uhr

Saturday, 1st of march 2008
10 a.m. — 1 p.m.


Weitere Informationen über die Schule unter:
Further information about the school at:

www.deutsche-schule-hurghada.de


Um den Originalflyer zu sehen, klicken Sie bitte hier.

To see the original flyer, please click here.


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Enjoy your Friday!
News
Spring Party

Spring Party

Freds Swim Academy 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
• 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
)

-Reservation & booking in advance necessary-


Special occasion for all bookings of swimming course until 29th of February

• Get 50 % on course prices
(includes up to 6 training lessons from 3rd until 8th of March during our Swimming Instructor Seminar)
• Monthly fee for Swimming Frogs Club during March only 100,-LE)


For info call Freds Swim Academy 011-303 17 24
"Spring Party" tickets & booking of courses at our reservation desk in Marriott Hurghada Red Sea Resort – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 - 12am


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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


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Easy sponge painted eggs

Looking for something different this Easter? Try sponge painting! You can get creative with different colors and designs.

parents & kids
easter eggs

Easy sponge painted eggs

What you will need:

• Hard boiled eggs
• Acrylic craft paints in the colors of your choice
• Household sponge
• Paper towel
• Small bowl of water
• Egg holder or empty egg carton

How to make it:

1. Soak a household sponge in water, then ring it out completely. Cut the sponge into several different pieces, enough so that you have one for each color.
2. Using a paper plate as a palette, squeeze out small amounts of several different colors of paint.
3. Place an empty egg carton upside down so that you can rest your eggs on it to dry once painted.
4. Hold an egg in your fingers, and with your other hand, dab a sponge into desired paint color.
5. Dab the sponge onto a piece of paper towel. The object is to remove the excess paint, but not completely dry it out.
6. Now dab the sponge directly onto your egg, using any type of random pattern you like. Paint as much of the egg as you can and place it down to dry.
7. Repeat steps four to six for each egg, using different colors.
8. For a colored background with white sponge marks, simply paint the egg a solid color with a paint brush or with one of your sponges. When dry, sponge on a pattern with white paint.
9. When one side has dried, complete the other side and allow that to dry as well.
10. Place eggs into an egg holder, or fill a bowl with Easter grass and arrange the eggs atop the grass.

 

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Kiwifruit
Nutrition Facts
Article

kiwi

Kiwifruit

Packed with more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of orange, the bright green flesh of the kiwifruit speckled with tiny black seeds adds a dramatic tropical flair to any fruit salad. California kiwifruit is available November through May, while the New Zealand crop hits the market June through October making fresh kiwis available year round.

The kiwifruit is a small fruit approximately 3 inches long and weighing about four ounces. Its green flesh is almost creamy in consistency with an invigorating taste reminiscent of strawberries, melons and bananas, yet with its own unique sweet flavor.

Health Benefits

Kiwifruit can offer a great deal more than an exotic tropical flair in your fruit salad. These emerald delights contain numerous phytonutrients as well as well known vitamins and minerals that promote your health.

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Vacancy in a Diving Center in El Gouna / Reception
El Gouna
job vacancies


Employees for following departments are required:

• Logistics
• Reception
• PADI material stock control
• Reservation
• Marketing

Qualifications:
• Previous experience in Diving business is highly regarded
• Good Computer skills (outlook, excel, word & Internet)
• Very good level in both spoken & written English
• A second language spoken & written is a plus

Email: info@divetribe.com
Mobile: 012 325 82 77
Opening hours: from 8am till 6pm
Location: El Gouna


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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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Office position available
Hurghada
job vacancies


Diving center Blue Paradise (Hurghada) is looking for a female Dutch-speaking secretary and administration assistant.

You should have previous administrative experience. A very good level in both spoken and written English & French. You will possess good administration skills and will be competent in using basic computer software (Outlook, Excel, Word, ∑). A confident team player with self-organisation, willing to take responsibilities, flexible to job development and a flexible approach to work environment.

Type: full time or part time
Start date: ASAP

Contact details: bluepar@hurghada.ie-eg.com
Telephone: 010/19.888.35 or 012/34.66.392
.


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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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