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Red Sea Videos on YouTube!
Cleopatra's Suicide by Snake a Myth?
2008 Women’s African clubs Champions championship
Sharm dive centre rescues corals
Brits still in love with Egypt's El Gouna
whats on, whats new
Experience Golf at Soma Bay
Educare: new courses!!
amusement
Crafts: Toothbrush Bracelets
Nutrition Facts: Dill
classifieds
Flat for Rent (min 6 months)
DMs or Instructors wanted
Assistant reservation manager
Marketing and reservation position available
Maxi cosi set for sale
Apartment for sale
Website for sale
Apartment for sale

 
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Red Sea Videos on YouTube!

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Sharks
Shark video

Do you think photos are not lively enough? Or do you just believe that videos offer better insights?!

Check out our new 'Red Sea Videos' channel on YouTube!

Here you will find a wide range of underwater video clips featuring most popular dive sites in the Red Sea. Click play and you will see all treasures that the Red Sea has to offer:

Dolphin Dolphins

Sharks Sharks

Mantas Mantas

Corals Corals

Also wrecks like the Thistlegorm and the Salem Express can be seen here.

Soon you will also find videos of hotels, safari, nightlife, etc.

Click here and check it out yourself!


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Cleopatra's Suicide by Snake a Myth?
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Cleopatra
Death of Cleopatra

Popular lore holds that in Cleopatra's last moments, the distraught queen - who had just lost her kingdom and learned of her lover's demise - smuggled a poisonous snake into her locked chamber and died, along with two ladies-in-waiting, of a self-inflicted snake bite.

Such a scenario is next to impossible, according to Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley, who shatters the "snakebite suicide" myth in her new book, Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt, just published in Europe and slated for an upcoming U.S. release.

"It seems to me that the snake theory is just too difficult to sustain, as it leaves too many loopholes," Tyldesley, a lecturer at the University of Manchester in England and museum fellow, told Discovery News.

She posed the following questions: Do we imagine one snake killed all three women, or were three snakes brought in? How did the snake(s) get into the room? Where did the snakes then go? Since not all snakes are poisonous, how did the women ensure their own deaths?

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2008 Women’s African clubs Champions championship

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Al Ahly women
Yosra Abdel Karim

Al Ahly women’s team the winners of the 2007 Women’s African Clubs Champions Championship added a new record to their list of achievements after they won the Egyptian local cup for the 23rd time in a raw making a World record in defending their title. Al Ahly defeated their big arc rivals Al Shams 3-1 in the final as both teams prepare to the 2008 Women’s African Clubs Champions Championship in Cairo, Egypt 27 April to 4 May.

The final was very exciting lasting for 98 minutes as Al Ahly succeeded to win using thertixx prominent stars Sherihan Sameh, Yosra Abdel Karim and Hagar Badr.

Both Al Ahly and El Shams participated in the last year’s African championship as Al Ahly ended first wile El Shams were at the fourth position.

“Our target is to keep the African championship trophy this month in our hand,” Said Al Ahly coach Raouf abdel Kader said. “We know that the competition will not be easy in presence of the big clubs of Kenya but we will do our best to continue our success.” He added.

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Sharm dive centre rescues corals

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Collecting corals
Collecting corals

Instructors and dive guides from Red Sea Diving College in Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh have successfully transported large sections of damaged corals to a new reef.

Together with marine biologists from the Ras Mohammed National Park, Red Sea Diving College staff was granted permission to remove corals from two wrecks, including the Million Hope and attach them to a series of artificial reefs. However, strong winds prevented the 16-strong diving team from removing corals from the Million Hope wreck during the first planned dive.

Under direction of marine park authorities, the divers changed course in a bid to save corals damaged by an illegal fishing vessel in a protected reef in Ras Mohammed National Park the previous week.

'Dr Mohammed Salem, our project partner and head of Ras Mohammed National Park had explained to us that large colonies of broken coral were strewn around the reef and were being destroyed by constant wave action,' said Red Sea Diving College spokesman Mark Fraenkel. 'We organised ourselves in to three teams. One to collect the coral, the second to transport it in crates back to the boat, and third, overseen by Dr Mohammed, to settle the coral into the seawater-filled crates once back on board. We took only the corals that were clearly begin swept about by the swell.

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Brits still in love with Egypt's El Gouna
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El Gouna
El Gouna

New figures just released have confirmed that El Gouna, the Red Sea’s premier leisure destination, remains a popular choice with travelling Brits. The statistics demonstrate that the UK is now resort’s fourth largest source market, with nearly 1 in 10 arrivals, guest nights and room nights all being attributable to UK visitors.

This is a slight change from 2006 when the UK held 3rd place for guest night production but the change is due to an increase in domestic tourism and Egypt now occupies this position.

Overall, the total number of guest nights increased by 17% compared to 2006, to reach a figure over 1.5million. Within this, the resort saw a 6% increase in the number of UK guest nights during 2007 but overall the UK’s percentage share of the market fell slightly by 0.95%. This was also a more general trend, demonstrating that El Gouna is increasingly developing an international community feel as it gains popularity and visitors from a wider number of source nations.

The relatively slower growth in the number of UK guest nights during 2007 compared to previous years is likely to be due largely to less seat capacity available on the London Gatwick – Hurghada route. In recent years, some tour operators have stopped operating flights on the route, while GB Airways also reduced its twice-weekly service to become just once a week during the winter season only. This means that all flights now arrive on the same day, restricting the amount of flexibility guests have when choosing to visit the destination.

Occupancy at the resort remained high, however, with the hotels reporting an average of 83%, representing a 10% increase from 2006. The most popular months to travel were March, April, August, September, October and November, demonstrating that the resort retains its status as a year-round destination.

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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


 
Educare: new courses!!
Children's program (on Saturdays 4x)
Community News
Educare
Educare


Mental Training I (6-10 years):

Joyful and effective exercises to improve learning skills, motivation and stimulation of the brain functions to increase memory and concentration, writing, homework and study abilities as well as fantasy journeys!

Mental Training I Advanced (8-10 years):

An advanced program for children who already enjoyed Mental Training I and want to go on with expanded fantasy journeys. How can I organize my thoughts and my perception of the world? How can I transform ideas into a clear structure?

Mental Training II (10-12 years):

An extended program to go deeper into fantasy journeys and meditation. What are emotions and how can I deal with them? How can I express myself and develop my personality to increase self-esteem, creative thinking? How can I expand imagination? How can I learn to organize complex information and increase my study abilities?

PROGRAM For MOTHERS

Fit For Kids Workshop (3x once weekly):

This workshop helps mothers to know more about the personality of their child and how to deal with them in an easier and joyful way. It shows different ways of supporting and motivating kids in learning and mastering stressful situations!


For Further information and Registration please
call Birgit or Tina 010 252 33 50 (10am-4pm except fridays)
Educare Traing Office is located in:
Drifters Building (entrance from left side), 2nd floor, Morad Darwisch Str.
www.educare-training.com


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Toothbrush Bracelets

Turn your toothbrush into a unique recycled piece of jewelry and watch your kids start a new fashion craze!

Parents & kids
Bracelet

Toothbrush Bracelet

What you will need:

• Old toothbrush
• Tweezers or pliers
• Pot
• Tongs
• Large mug
• Oven gloves

How to make it:

1. Remove all the bristles from the tooth brush with tweezers or pliers.
2. Boil water.
3. Keep water boiling, put toothbrush in water for five minutes.
4. Remove toothbrush with tongs, bend to desired shape.
5. If toothbrush doesn't bend enough, submerge again in water.
6. Remove brush and bend as much as possible.
7. Place bent toothbrush in bottom of mug to hold it's shape while it cools.
8. Pour cold water in mug and remove your new bracelet.

 

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Dill
Nutrition Facts
Article

Dill

Dill

Providing a tangy addition to pickles, salad dressing and fish dishes, fresh dill is available at markets during the summer and early fall while dried dill is available throughout the year.

Dill is native to southern Russia, western Africa and the Mediterranean region. The seeds are stronger and more flavorful than the leaves and are most commonly associated with the cuisines of Scandinavia and Germany. Its green leaves are wispy and fernlike and have a soft, sweet taste.

Health Benefits

Dill's unique health benefits come from two types of healing components: monoterpenes, including carvone, limonene, and anethofuran; and flavonoids, including kaempferol and vicenin.

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Step up and join the team www.spotredsea.com
Jobs available now!
 
Flat for Rent (min 6 months)
Rental


New ground floor 2 floor duplex apartment in number 1 position right on a private beach:

- 3 bathrooms
- Heated pool 5 metres away
- Unenviable 300 deg panoramic views
- Deluxe hi spec kitchen
- Large patio area
- Fully air conditioned

View complex on www.palma-resort.dk and look for the apartment right at the front on the beach. Palma Resort is the number one award winning project in the Hrg area. Viewing strongly recommended. for further details contact Andrew Haworth at ahaw10@aol.com or 0044 7860713971

Regards

Andrew Haworth


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DMs or Instructors wanted
Safaga
Jobs


Videobubbles is looking for french speaking DMs or Instructors who want to become a Videooperator for our office in Safaga.

For further information please contact Sara under 0122-543778 or send your cv with foto to info@video-bubbles.com


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Assistant reservation manager
Makadi Bay
Jobs


Five star resort in Makadi bay-Hurghada is looking for an Assistant reservation manager with min. 2 years in the same position

A good salary package will be offered regarding the experience period and qualifications.

please send cv with recent photo to hr@serenitymakadi.com


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Marketing and reservation position available
Sharm el Sheikh
Jobs


We are looking for a foreign person to join our Reservations and Marketing Department for an immediate long term position.

The perfect candidate would be multilingual, preferable speaking English, German, Dutch and / or French.

We offer a big variety in job : reservations, marketing, accountancy, meetings etc.

We are looking forward to receive your full CV on marketing@diversintl.com


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Maxi cosi set for sale
For sale
 
Maxi cosi set
Maxi Cosi set

1 Complete maxi cosi set for sale (used)


For more information please contact: 0166 321 3218

 

 


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Apartment for sale
Sharm el Sheikh
For sale

Price: £31,000 or euro or equivalent.

72 m2 on first floor in the Marine Club, Hadaba:

- 2 double bed
- Fully furnished and equipped (all furniture high standard european)
- 1/2 roof
- Balcony.
- Air-condition
- Satellite
- TV
- Dvd
- Phone line
- Washing-machine
- Cooker
- Fridge-freezer
- Bathroom
- Large kitchen/diner/sittingroom

Flat contains everything you would need to move in immediately including fully equipped kitchen, bedding etc. Ideal for living or to rent out. Expected rental return c 400 euro/month plus bills. For more information and photos contact Caroline 0033 642207888 (france) OR email cas6619@hotmail.co.uk for photos & details


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Website for sale
For sale


Designed by Estonian website designer, a fully operational website with separate interfaces for 5 languages, sophisticated fully controlled admin area and powerful marketing tools is for sale right now.

See live on www.scubablue-redsea.com. It was originally designed for a diving center, however, with small adjustments it can be used for practically any business.

For more detailed information, please contact me by phone 002 012 928 0869 or e-mail on violeta.telich@gmail.com


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Apartment for sale
El Kawser
For sale

155 m2 apartment for sale in El Kawser area, on ground floor with private entrance.

- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Fitted kitchen
- Storey
- Big terrace
- Communal garden and swimming pool

Brain new: finished and furnished the 1st of April 2007!

The apartment contains:
- 4 air conditioners
- 2 TV's
- 2 satellites
- Big fridge

2 minutes walking from the Esplanada promenade.
Price: 65.000€ furnished
Please contact Melanie Burton at info@translatorsunion.com or 012/93 00 511


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