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322
30/03/2009
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articles
In Development
Sara Campbell back in action
Egyptian pyramids may rise above global recession
Sports Headlines
Add your classifieds online
 
Press release
Good Choice Diving Equipment & Maintenance
 
What’s on? What’s new?
Hurghada International Squash Tournament
El Gouna Mirage Cinema
 
Hurgahada Wind Forecast
Wind Forecast in knots
 
amusement
Dive focus :Spotlight on…. Red Sea Diving
Lifestyle : 9 weight-loss mistakes you don't know you're making
 
classifieds
web Developer and Sales representative
English-Russian Interpreter Required
Sales Manager
Egyptian Man looking for work
American Lady need work
Furniture Packages From 14000 L.E /
Persian Kittens For Sale
TRAVEL GROUP
X-45 Mastercraft
Elegant flats for sale in a friendly cpd
move2day2sahl hasheesh
Villa Jacaranda
ms
Hurghada Marina Appartment
IMAGE-SPRING COLLECTION
Special offer from Little Buddha
Pharaohs of Egypt, 1st of April 2009
Models Night @ Little Buddha, April 2nd
DJ Balthazar, 19th of April 2009

 
Spot Red Sea News
Community News
 
Business Directory
 

In Development…

Spot Update
 
Spot Red sea

At Spot we are continuously working behind the scenes to improve our site and the services we offer.

Currently in development are a number of projects that we intend to launch over the next weeks and months.

New look survey – we want to gauge your opinion on everything we do and perhaps bring your attention to services you didn’t know we provided! Our short general survey will help us shape the site and constantly improve the things that could work better for you.

Improved booking request form – requesting and receiving specific, targeted information will ensure that we can provide immediate and bespoke quotes when you are looking for accommodation and diving offers all along the Red Sea coast. The more information you give us, the more appropriate our response can be.

Classified Events – We’ve been working with local businesses to establish a firm ground for our Newsletter based events. In addition to the regular Events Planner in our printed Classified magazine, we are developing a broader coverage of local nightlife, community and charity events. If you’re involved in something you want to promote locally, Spot is still the best place to do it!

For more information on any of the projects mentioned here, please contact us here.

Ruth – Spot Local

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Sara Campbell back in action

Resort News
 
I began to understand what my unique strengths are as a freediver

"I began to understand what my
unique strengths are as a freediver"

36-year-old British World Champion freediver Sara Campbell, who set three World Records last year, is launching her own coaching programme, Discover your Depths. Sara's progress from beginner to triple World Record holder was done in just nine months, and she now would like to share the secret of her success with the rest of the freediving world.

Sara said: "It all happened so quickly, that when I was asked how I achieved those three World Records, I wasn't exactly sure. Time out last year, and some very difficult dives shortly after my mum died, made things much clearer for me, and I began to understand what my unique strengths are as a freediver. My progress was down to a combination of my physiology, and advanced meditation and pranayama practice. I feel strongly that fear and lack of self-belief holds a lot of very promising freedivers back".

Sara has said that "Discover your Depths" is about developing each freediver's self-confidence, helping them understand their own potential through controlling their minds and of course advanced equalisation and deeper diving techniques." The course combines daily yoga and meditation, discussions and plenty of practical training at the Blue Hole in Dahab, Egypt.

Sara combines yoga and meditation practice in the course syllabus, together with freedive training. She is limiting the group sizes to a maximum of four people, and accommodation is in the luxury Villa Isis, which she built herself last year. Guests wanting to do more than one week can extend their stay in the villa, and rent diving equipment from Sara to practice the techniques they've learned. There is a prerequisite that Divers must have a sound knowledge of freediving, in line with an AIDA *** qualification or similar.

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Egyptian pyramids may rise above global recession

News
 
Our drop will not be as big as originally anticipated

Our drop will not be as big as
originally anticipated

When tourism officials met at the start of the year to discuss the impact of the global financial crisis on Egypt's tourism industry, the prognosis looked bleak. But now, three months into 2009, a better picture is emerging - and some experts believe the battened-down sector can weather the storm.

"Everyone has taken up defensive positions by letting staff go and lowering prices," said Mohammad Talaat, a Cairo-based travel consultant. "Tourism is definitely down. If the recession is short we will manage the losses, but if it lasts too long we could all be out of jobs." Tourism is crucial to the health of the Egyptian economy, accounting for about 7 percent of GDP and providing employment to 12.6 percent of the workforce. The sector experienced strong growth in 2008 with a record 12.8 billion tourist arrivals, a 15 percent increase over the previous year. As the financial meltdown weakened the economies and devalued the currencies of Egypt's top inbound tourist markets - Russia, Britain, Germany and Italy - many feared the boom would soon turn to a bust.

"We were really worried," said Ahmad al-Nahas, chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Federation (ETF), an umbrella organization representing thousands of local tourism companies. "But it looks like our drop will not be as big as originally anticipated. We looked at the revenue figures between January and March and they're down only about 12 percent below last year, which was an exceptional year." Hardest hit have been the Red Sea resort cities Hurghada and Sharm El- Sheikh, where hotels reported occupancy rates down by up to 40 percent in recent months, though improving in March. Hotels have reduced room rates or added pricing incentives, such as long-stay guests receive extra nights free. Many have also laid off temporary workers, who make up more than a quarter of the workforce.

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Sports Headlines

Sports in brief


World football

World Cup chase back on across Europe

Auxerre's 'Mr Goal' proud of Poland recall

Fellaini enjoying the sweet life in England

Del Bosque warns of Spanish overconfidence

The best of the rest

F1 - Button on pole for stunning Brawn

Cricket – Kiwis keep India under pressure

Cycling - Armitstead wins silver after fall

Golf - Harrington laments missed chances


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Add your classifieds online
Spot News
 

Add Classifieds

Add Classifieds

Welcome to Issue 5 of the free Spotredsea.com Classifieds Guide. Not only can you post and view Classifieds online, pick them up from one of our many local distributors , you can also download this in PDF format and peruse offline.

Our Real Estate and Events sections are bigger than ever and our distribution points grow every month.

You can still
:
- Add descriptions
- Add multiple images
- Answer questions from people interested in your classified
- Check out classifieds that may be of interest to you
- Use the new ‘Events’ section for nightlife, community, charity, culture and sports
- and all completely free of charge!

Haven't used our Classifieds service yet? - Simply click here, sign up as a user and start adding.

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Classifieds
 
 
 
Press release
 
Good Choice Diving Equipment & Maintenance
Now open in Hurghada
 
Little Frog

We don’t want to be the biggest just the BEST!

Our products come straight from the manufacturer, so no middleman prices!

Can't see it in the shop? ... then ask we can get it for you!

Come and have a look and see what we have.

Price guarantee - we will meet and beat the competition on price and far exceed them on service!!

Our mission to you:
To supply the widest section of equipment at competitive prices while providing you with the best quality and services

Special services:
- Diving equipment maintenance, service Regulator's, BCD's etc.
- Inspection, does it need a service? We will tell you!
- Hydrostatic testing
- Equipment repairs

We promise to get your equipment serviced and back to you when you need it! Fast turn around on request! We give service when you want for it for your convenience.

Good Choice Diving Equipment & Maintenance
Mahmoud Khattab Street (behind Betta Market in front of Sea Gull Hotel Sheraton Street)
Mobile: 0189125125
Email: goodchoice.hurghada@gmail.com

Press release
Share your business news with the Red Sea community for free! Email us your press release at news@spotredsea.com


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Business Directory
 
 
What’s on? What’s new?
 
Hurghada International Squash Tournament
 
When - 30 March to 4 April 2009

 

When - 30 March to 4 April 2009

Where - Sindbad Beach Resort – The Promenade on Esplanada

The world’s top male and female squash players will descend on the beautiful Red Sea coast for the annual Hurghada International Squash Tournament, which takes place from March 28th to April 4th.

With thousands of dollars of prize money on offer this event sees action of the highest calibre with the upper echelons of the game.

Assuming they safely navigate the first round in Cairo, the world’s top four men will be heading to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada at the end of March.

Last year’s finalists Ramy Ashour and Amr Shabana find themselves in the same half this time, with Karim Darwish and Gregory Gaultier expected to battle it out for a place in the final from the top half of the draw.

In the women’s event, defending champion Omneya Abdel Kawy is seeded three behind Rachel Grinham and Jenny Duncalf, but the Egyptian favourite beat them both on the way to claiming the title last year, sot the crowd will be hoping for a repeat performance and another Egyptian double.

Mens Draw

Womens Draw

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El Gouna Mirage Cinema
Community News

Who doesn't love going to the Cinema? We at Spotlocal do, and now we all can, free of charge !


Loction: Down Town, Next to Arena Inn Hotel
When: Sunday & Tuesday @ 7:00pm, Thursday @ 7:00pm & 9:00 pm
Entry: free

Lions Lambs

Week 1
( 1st - 05th of March )

Twilight

Week 2
( 8th - 12th of March )



3:10 To Yuma

Week 3
( 15th - 19th of March )

Street Kings

Week 4
( 22nd - 26th of March )



Bride Wars

Week 5
( 29th of March - 02nd of April )

 
 
Hurgahada Wind Forecast
 

Wind forecast in knots


Days Ave AM Ave PM Direction Daily high Night-time low
Monday 30 Mar 3 4 N 26° 12°
Tuesday 31 Mar 4 3 NE 27° 12°
Wednesday 1 Apr 5 9 E 28° 18°
Thursday 2 Apr 9 15 N 30° 17°
Friday 3 Apr
10 8 N 29° 16°
Saturday 4 Apr 3 8 E 31° 15°
Sunday 5 Apr 4 8 E 30° 20°

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Business Directory


amusement
 
Spotlight on…. Red Sea Diving

Dive focus
White tip reef sharks can often be 
found taking an afternoon nap on
the sandy plateau

White tip reef sharks can often be
found taking an afternoon nap on
the sandy plateau

Jackfish Alley - Ras Mohammed National Park

Jackfish Alley is a popular Sinai Peninsula shore dive and is located only a short distance from the beach. Most often done as a drift dive, you can start at a white mark on the cliff from where you drop down to a cave at about 5 metres, which is full of glassfish.

Towards the south lies a sandy coral-covered plateau buzzing with marine life, and is one of Ras Mohammed's most photographed coral pinnacles as it's swirling with glassfish.

Further south, the plateau narrows into a sandy gully - Jackfish Alley. Coral growth is good overall and the fish population is excellent. White tip reef sharks can often be found taking an afternoon nap on the sandy plateau.

Jackfish Alley Reef Basics: Reef and gully
Depth: 5 - >30m
Visibility: 10 - 30m
Currents: Moderate
Surface Conditions: Generally calm
Water Temperature: 22 - 28°C
Experience Level: Beginner - intermediate
Number of Dive Sites: 1
Diving Season: All year round
Distance: 8 km South of Sharm El Sheikh
Access: Daytrips and liveaboards

Next issues – more dives in Ras Mohammed explored…


Source
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9 weight-loss mistakes you don't know you're making

Lifestyle
The lighter you are, the fewer calories you need

The lighter you are, the fewer
calories you need

Anyone who's ever tried to lose weight knows it's no cakewalk. Eating less is hard enough, and certain factors - biological and environmental - can sabotage our good intentions.

There are ways to combat what makes losing weight so tough. Here are a few tips on what you may be doing wrong, and how to right it from Woman's Day magazine:

- Overdoing the artificial sweeteners: Research shows that people who have diet drinks regularly may be more likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome, a condition that includes having excess belly fat, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. One theory why: Taste signals how many calories are in a particular food and helps your body judge how they should be used.

Avoid it: Water is always an ideal choice, but you don't have to go cold turkey on the diet soda. Limit yourself to one a day, and be careful not to compensate with high-calorie beverages like fruit juice or sports drinks.

- Not recalibrating your eating plan: As you lose pounds, your body needs even fewer calories to keep going (or maintain the weight loss). Unfair, we know, but the lighter you are, the fewer calories you need.

Avoid it: For every 10 pounds you lose, go to caloriecontrol.org/calcalcs.html, type in your new weight and find out how many calories you need to either keep losing or maintain tat weight. Also, take a look at what you're eating to see if you can get more calorie bang for your buck. Replace low-fiber foods and sugary snacks with high-fuiber fruits, vegetables and whole grains; they'll help you feel full longer with fewer calories.

- Judging fullness with your eyes, not your stomach: One difference between the French (whose obesity rates are low) and Americans (whose obesity rates are rising) is that the French say they stop eating when they're full. According to experts, we Americans see food in front of us, and we eat it.

Avoid it: Use smaller plates - you won't be able to fit as much on them, and chances are, you'll eat less. Never eat from a carton or a bag, because you can't gauge how much you're having. At meals, take a break when your plate is half empty, and think about whether you want to continue.

- Always doing the same workout: Muscles have memory, they get used to your routine and don't work as hard each time you do it. This means that over time if you don't change things up, you'll burn fewer calories. Help by adding resistance training, whether it's resisting your own body weight, or using resistance bands or free weights. It's key to building muscle and boosting metabolism, since muscle burns more calories than fat.

Avoid it: To boost your current workout, walk faster for 1 minute, and then return to walking at your regular speed. Repeat this every 5 to 7 minutes. Also, add resistance training to your usual routine two to three times per week. For a great quickie, do anywhere routine, go totwomansday.com/resistance.


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classifieds
 
 
Classifieds
Step up and join the team www.spotredsea.com
Jobs available now!
 
 
Jobs
 

web Developer and Sales representative

 

we open the hiring on the following positions 1 Web Developer 2 Sales representative please contact us from more details,.. ...... Click here

 
 
 

English-Russian Interpreter Required

 

We are looking for a native Russian speaker who speaks good English to interpret for clien ....... Click here

 
 
 

Sales Manager

 

Digital Waves Egypt Ltd Is looking for our new Sales manager. You are Motivated / Independent / Resourceful ........ Click here

 
 
 

Egyptian Man looking for work

 

I am an Egyptian Man speaking in 3 languages fluently in English, French and Arabic..... Click here

 
 
 
 

American Lady need work

 
 

I am American living in Egypt for one year. My contract is soon about to expired. ........ Click here

 
 
 

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Furniture Packages From 14000 L.E /

 
 

Now We Can Offer You Amazing Furniture Packages From 14000 L.E Sofa bed, coffee table ,........ Click here

 
 
 
 

Persian Kittens For Sale

 
 

4 beautiful persian kittens are looking for new forever homes ,..... Click here

 
 
 
 

TRAVEL GROUP

 
 

FORMING A GROUP OF SENIORS INTERESTED IN SHORT BUDGET TRIPS TO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES ..... Click here

 
 
 
 

X-45 Mastercraft

 
 

The wondrous X-45 delivers our trademark MasterCraft performance while comfortably seating 18..... Click here

 
 
 

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Real Estate
 

Elegant flats for sale in a friendly cpd

 
 

2 flats for sale in a private and friendly compound inside Mubarak 7 area (half way between Hurghada and El Gouna)......... Click here

 
 
 
 

move2day2sahl hasheesh

 
 

one bedroom flat65 meters,big bedroom,reception with sofa bed,american kitchen,............. Click here

 
 
 
 

Villa Jacaranda

 
 

Available from 1 May 2009. A luxury 5 Bedroom villa, fully furnished, in Mubarak 6 area........... Click here

 
 
 
 

ms

 
 

Moubarak 7 Villa for Sale semi detached villa divided as two flats and top floor with studio and bathroom. ......... Click here

 
 
 
 

Hurghada Marina Appartment

 
 

Hurghada Marina 3 bed luxury apartment Superb Views over the marina Finished area in the heart of the city. ......... Click here

 
 
 

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Events
 
 

IMAGE-SPRING COLLECTION

 
 

The New Spring collection has arrived at IMAGE From casual to smart wear, .......... Click here

 
 
 
 

Special offer from Little Buddha

 
 

Little Buddha venue proposes the organization of corporate parties and special events......... Click here

 
 
 
 

Pharaohs of Egypt, 1st of April 2009

 
 

Little Buddha presents Pharaohs of Egypt on the Wednesday, 1st of April 2009 .......... Click here

 
 
 
 

Models Night @ Little Buddha, April 2nd

 
 

Little Buddha venue presents 50 Russian TOP-Models. Join the beautiful crowd at stylish venue in Hurghada .......... Click here

 
 
 
 

DJ Balthazar, 19th of April 2009

 
 

19th of April 2009, Sunday Easter Party @ Little Buddha Hurghada with international DJ BALTHAZAR Number One DJ in Bulgaria .......... Click here

 
 
 

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