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Experience from another world...
Don't miss the change!
A third award goes the way of Red Sea Diving College
Active holidays in Egypt
Senior Tennis Tournament
Egypt's Al Hadari leaves for Switzerland
Egyptian singer suing Haifa Wehbe for stealing tunes
How Were The Egyptian Pyramids Built?
Top Rated Egypt Attractions: Giza - Pyramid of Cheops
whats on, whats new
Happy Birthday Cheeky Monkeys!
Experience Golf at Soma Bay
amusement
Crafts: Sunshine Flower Pot
Nutrition Facts: Olive oil, extra virgin
classifieds
Website for sale
Looking for a job in tourism
2nd hand clothes for sale
Live-aboard Yacht for sale

 
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Experience from another world...

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Delightful Idea
 
Coconut Spa

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And if you want to share these moments with your adored one, COCONUT SPA will propose for you the special "Adam & Eve Package" for a unique experience.

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Don't miss the change!

News
 
Daylight saving Time
Change your clock!

Clocks were turned forward an hour on the night between last Saturday and Sunday in the European Union, as to observe the traditional Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Egyptian clocks will change this year on the night between April 24 and April 25.

Modern DST was first proposed in 1907 by William Willett. Many countries have used it since then; details vary by location and change occasionally.
Delaying the nominal time of sunset and sunrise reduces the use of artificial light in the evening and increases it in the morning. The goal of DST was to reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting, formerly a primary use of electricity. Although energy conservation remains an important goal, studies are contradictory, and suggest that DST can increase energy use in some cases.

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A third award goes the way of Red Sea Diving College
Press Release
 
Douglas Nash
Douglas Nash gives the Award

A third award this year for Red Sea Diving College in Sharm el Sheikh has delighted the management and staff at the College in Sharm el Sheikh.

First was the Defenders of the Sea Award from Hepca (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association). Next came the Dive Centre of the Year Award and then news came through at the London International Dive Show that the College had been awarded an Environmental Achievement Award 2007 from Project AWARE. They are the only centre in the middle-east to receive this honour. 

Douglas Nash, Director of Project AWARE and Vice President of PADI presented the award to Managing Director of Red Sea Diving College, Guy Haywood, at a short press conference at the dive show.

The award was given in recognition of the work carried out by staff at the College in three main areas:
• An attempt - in conjunction with the expert help of the Ras Mohammed national park staff – to rehabilitate an injured Hawksbill turtle. Staff at the College used the focus on the turtle to try and develop a wider awareness concerning the marine environment.
• The development of an artificial reef in Naama Bay designed partially to take pressure away from the much dived nearby natural reef.
• Thirdly, College staff has been involved in numerous clean-up projects in the Sharm area and Taba throughout 2007

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Active holidays in Egypt
Article
 
Egypt
Egyptian Sphinx

Egypt is a top destination for an active holiday, whether you are looking for diving and watersports or more unusual activities such as desert treks and camel rides.

For an active holiday that combines sun, sea and sand you can head to top Red Sea scuba diving resorts such as Sharm el-Sheikh, Marsa Alam and El Gouna.

For fishing, the legendary River Nile has some of the largest freshwater fish in the world, and also makes an ideal place for a sailing excursion on a traditional felucca boat.

And for one of the most amazing ways of seeing the Egyptian monuments from the air, you can take in ancient Luxor with a hot air balloon ride.

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Senior Tennis Tournament

Event
 
Tennis
Tennis

Hurghada's Second Tennis Tournament organized by Williams Tennis Service will be held on Saturday the 5th of April 2008 at Inter Continental Hotel in Hurghada.

This second edition of the One day senior Tournament will be the occasion to have a friendly game of tennis or to just to watch and cheer on the players.

Saturday 5th April from 11:00 till 17:00 - Entrance is free


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Egypt's Al Hadari leaves for Switzerland

Sport news
 
Hadari
C. Constantin and Essam Al Hadari

Egypt goalkeeper Essam Al Hadari packed his bags and left for Switzerland on Saturday, saying he was going to join Swiss club FC Sion, two days after being booed by Egyptian fans during a friendly against Argentina.

"I'm going to sign with Sion because nobody could withstand the bad treatment I've been subjected to recently and I can't take any more," Al Hadari told reporters at Cairo airport, where he was escorted by security guards.

Al Hadari, who helped Egypt to win the African Cup of Nations for the second year in succession in February, fell from grace at home after a previous attempt to join Sion without the consent of his club Al Ahli, the most successful team in Egypt.

He had sought to terminate his contract in line with Article 17 of FIFA's transfer regulations which allows players to cancel their contracts after a "protected period".

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Egyptian singer suing Haifa Wehbe for stealing tunes

Article
 
Haifa Wehbe
Haifa Wehbe

Egyptian musician Jamal Salameh filed a lawsuit against Lebanese singer and sex symbol, Haifa Wehbe, and British singer Sami Yousif, for stealing his music, demanding that they be denied the freedom to sing in Egypt.

Salameh says that Haifa took the rhythm of the song "Miser Ya Awal Noor Fe Al Donia Shaq Thalam Al Lail" (Egypt you are the first light that breaks through the darkness) that he previously composed. A song which was written by Abed Al Rahman Al Abnodi and sang by Muhammad Tharwat a few years back.

Salameh says that Haifa then changed the song to "Ana Haifa Ana" (I Am Haifa) without asking for his permission. He also adds that Haifa didn't take it upon herself to ask if she can have the rhythm of his song. She went ahead with releasing her song and also filmed a video clip for it and despite what Salameh said, she stated that it was composed by a different composer.

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How Were The Egyptian Pyramids Built?
Article
 
Giza Pyramids
Pyramids at Giza

The Aztecs, Mayans and ancient Egyptians were three very different civilizations with one very large similarity: pyramids. However, of these three ancient cultures, the Egyptians set the standard for what most people recognize as classic pyramid design: massive monuments with a square base and four smooth-sided triangular sides, rising to a point. The Aztecs and Mayans built their pyramids with tiered steps and a flat top.

The ancient Egyptians probably chose that distinctive form for their pharaohs' tombs because of their solar religion, explained Donald Redford, professor of Classics and ancient Mediterranean studies at Penn State. The Egyptian sun god Ra, considered the father of all pharaohs, was said to have created himself from a pyramid-shaped mound of earth before creating all other gods. The pyramid's shape is thought to have symbolized the sun's rays.
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For centuries, people have theorized how the great pyramids were built. Some have suggested that they must have been constructed by extraterrestrials, while others believe the Egyptians possessed a technology that has been lost through the ages.

But the process of building pyramids, while complicated, was not as colossal an undertaking as many of us believe, Redford says. Estimates suggest that between 20,000 and 30,000 laborers were needed to build the Great Pyramid at Giza in less than 23 years. By comparison, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris took almost 200 years to complete.

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Top Rated Egypt Attractions
Egypt
Egypt Attractions
 
Cheops
Giza - Pyramid of Cheops

Giza - Pyramid of Cheops

The Pyramid of Cheops, the largest of the group and indeed the most massive of all the Egyptian pyramids, was built by Cheops or Khufu, and was known to the ancient Egyptians as Ekhet Khufu ("Horizon of Khufu").

According to Herodotus (ii, 124-125) 100,000 men worked on its construction for three months every year. The cubic content of this huge structure, excluding the rock foundation and the chambers in the interior, is 3million cu. yd/2-3million cu. m (originally 3-3million cu. yd/2-5million cu. m). The base measurement is 746ft/227.5m (originally 756ft/230.38m), the vertical height 450ft/137.20m (originally, including the apex, 481ft/ 146.5m), the angle of inclination 51° 51'.

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Happy Birthday Cheeky Monkeys!

Egypt's First Purpose Built Children Indoor Play Area
Event
 
Cheeky Monkeys
Cheeky Monkeys

We are 1!

Cheeky Monkeys are celebrating their 1 year birthday party on Friday 4th April 2008
and would like you to join for the fun!

We have a very talented animation team joining us to create the perfect party atmosphere.

The fun begins at 3 pm!
Be sure to arrive early: don't miss out!


Price for entrance is:

• 10EGP per adult - not including food
• 15EGP per adult - including food
• 15EGP per child - not including food
• 20EGP per child - including food

Tel: 0127 382 332

To view original flyer, click here


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Experience Golf at Soma Bay
The Cascades - awarded no.1 golf course in the world
Community News
Soma Bay
Soma Bay
  • 18 hole Gary Player designed Championship Golf Course
  • 9 hole Par 3 Challenge course, Gary Player designed
  • 65 bay double ended Driving Range
  • 5 practice Chipping/Bunker and Putting Greens
  • Golf Academy with 4 PGA qualified Golf Professionals
  • Golf Lessons available 7 days a week in English, German, French, Italian and Arabic
  • Weekly Social Golf Tournaments

    Soma Bay - The Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea


    For more information or to make a booking, contact:
    James Shippey, Director of Golf on +2 018 277 7172

    www.somabay.com


amusement
 
Sunshine Flower Pot

You can plant a real flower in here by adding some potting soil and a few seeds.

Parents & kids
Sunshine Flower Pot

Sunshine Flower Pot

What you will need:

• Styrofoam cup
• Small chunk of floral foam
• Colorful buttons
• White craft glue
• Yellow acrylic paint
• Paintbrush
• Scissors

How to make it:

1. Paint cup yellow, inside and out and let dry completely.

2. Glue buttons around the rim of the cup and let dry.

3. Glue small chunks of floral foam inside the cup to insert stick flowers in to.

 

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Olive oil, extra virgin
Nutrition Facts
Article

Olive oil

Olive oil

Anyone coming from the Mediterranean region of the world would tell you about the health benefits, as well as the wonderful flavor, of a good dose of olive oil on salads, pasta, fish and almost anything else. Fortunately, it is available throughout the year to satisfy taste buds and promote good health.
Olive oil is made from the crushing and then subsequent pressing of olives. The fact that olives are rich in oil is reflected in the botanical name of the olive tree-Olea europea- since the word "oleum" means oil in Latin. Extra virgin olive oil is derived from the first pressing of the olives and has the most delicate flavor and most antioxidant benefits.

Health Benefits

Pure, extra virgin olive oil is not only a light and delicate addition to many wonderful dishes, it is one of the most health-promoting types of oils available. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that researchers are discovering has excellent health benefits. People who use olive oil regularly, especially in place of other fats, have much lower rates of heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and asthma.

 

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Looking for a job in tourism
Job search


Russian girl looking for a job in Hurghada in Tourism field.

Education:
Moscow State Teacher Training University

Language skills:
• Fluent in English and French
• Russian native speaker

Experience:
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Please send e-mail to Natasha: tendress_x@hotmail.com


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2nd hand clothes for sale
Hurghada
Sales


I'm selling off a bunch of my clothes because it is either too big, too small or just not my style anymore. To view it all visit the website below and click on "View archived Entries" at the bottom of the "For sale" page

To enter the website: Click here


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Live-aboard Yacht for sale
Sharm El Sheikh
For sale
 
Yacht
Yacht

• 76 Feet (23meters) long
• 18 Beds (two triple rooms upstairs, four double bedrooms and one master
• bedroom with four beds downstairs)
• 2 Bathrooms with hot water
• 2 fresh water tanks (2 tons each)
• Sundeck which can take up to 25 persons
• Large sitting room

- TV, Video, CD player
- 35 life jackets
- VHF Radio
- 2 Air compressors and 20 tanks
- Scania Engine 420hp
- 2 Generators
- fully equipped kitchen
- Insurance on passengers and crew
- Search and Rescue Sharm Membership
- Dive Center License

Sale Price: 160,000 Euro

Contact: 010-100-4628 or 010-110-4628


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