The Red Sea Newsletter

Issue 76
5th July 2004

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How To ... Use Email Effectively!

1. Block off time to process your email - avoid the temptation to check email too frequently.
2. Consider carefully what you write; it's a permanent record and can be easily forwarded to others.
3. Check the spelling of your e-mail before sending it.
4. DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPS. This is perceived as shouting.
5. Re-read your email before sending it. Writing quickly often results in awkward grammar.
6. Write descriptive subject lines. Many people will only open messages with captivating subject lines.
7. Don't copy documents from other programs as some characters can show up as gibberish. Instead, send the original document as an attachment.
8. Sort incoming email by subject, key word, or author so you can process related mail together.
9. Delete all unnecessary mail and delete messages with attachments after you have saved them to your hard drive as they can take up a lot of space.
10. Create new mail folders with names that categorize your mail and move messages into them for easy reference.
11. Learn how to keep an address book to save e-mail addresses, automatically insert them into a new message and maintain groups of contacts.
12. Back up! Take time to make a backup of your emails.

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Local News

New French School due to open in Hurghada

Monsieur l’Ambassadeur de France a donné son accord et son soutien pour l’ouverture de l’Ecole Française d'Hurghada en Septembre 2004. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous le 9 juillet à 18h, salle de conférence de l'hôtel Marriott. Tel : 012 24 67 395 ou 010 61 09 606

His Excellence the Ambassador of France has given his acceptance and full backing for the French School in Hurghada, which will officially open in September 2004. For more information, join our meeting in the conference room of Marriott Hotel on July 9th at 6 pm. Tel = 012 24 67 395 or 010 61 09 606


Useful local phone numbers in case of Emergencies

El Gouna
El Gouna Hospital & Deco Chamber
- Emergency
065 580012-17
065 580011

Public Hospital
Navy Hospital & Deco Chamber
El Salam Hospital

065 546740
065 544195
065 548785/6/7
065 546490

Marsa Alam

Deco Chamber

065 443156


Public Hospital

065 430070/04

Sharm El Sheikh

Public Hospital & Ambulance
Deco Chamber

062 600425/554
062 660922-3

What's On ...TV for July

On July 26, 1799 , Napoleon took Cairo . The History Channel's series, This Week in History, will feature an hour-long program, Napoleon Takes Egypt. The documentary covers the event that presaged the development of Egyptology. Napoleon and his fleet of 400 ships and over 34,000 men invade Egypt . But he also brings along 150 scholars and experts in all fields of science and art. Their job is to extend the frontiers of Western knowledge.  The Learning Channel will premiere Frozen in Time: Mummies Forever the first week of August. We'll have more details in August, but the program promises to explore mummification practices from around the world. 

For Children
Mid-month, The History Channel Classroom features the one-hour documentaries, Ramses the Great, Egypt 's Mysterious Queen Hathshepsut and Tutankhamun Boy King.  A&E's Classroom follows, the next week, with features on some of the leaders that influenced or ruled ancient Egypt . The programs include Julius Caesar: Master of the Roman World Augustus: First of the Emperors, and Constantine: The Christian Emperor. All of the Classroom series screen at 6 or 7 a.m. in the morning, so if your school aged children sleep-in during the summer, set the VCR.

Excert taken from Tour Egypt Monthly on line Magazine

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Parents & Kids

The Latest Fad in Egypt - Body Piercing

Most of the teenagers putting holes into their skin are unaware of the possible side effects as they troop off to their local jewellery store to become a part of the trend that has swept a certain circle of Egypt's youth up in awe. For a certain strata of the country's teenagers who want to get their bodies pierced, the cost is not that great, and what began as hard to find shop with a limited selection of piercing, has over the past two years transformed into a standard offering in most hip accessory shops across town. The most popular piercing is that of the navel, with the eyebrow and lips coming in second and tongue piercing much further behind.

What to expect - if the person performing the piercing provides a safe, clean, and professional environment, this is what you can expect from getting a body part pierced:

  • The area you've chosen to be pierced (except for the tongue) is cleaned with a germicidal soap (a soap that kills disease-causing bacteria and microorganisms).
  • Your skin is then punctured with a very sharp, clean needle.
  • The piece of jewelry, which has already been sterilized, is attached to the area.
  • The person performing the piercing disposes of the needle in a special container so that there is no risk of the needle or blood touching someone else.
  • The pierced area is cleaned.
  • The person performing the piercing checks and adjusts the jewelry.
  • The person performing the piercing gives you instructions on how to make sure your new piercing heals correctly and what to do if there is a problem.

Before You Pierce That Part - If you decide to get a body piercing:

  • Make sure you're up to date with your immunizations (especially hepatitis and tetanus).
  • Plan where you will get medical care if your piercing becomes infected (signs of infection include excessive redness/tenderness around the piercing site; prolonged bleeding; pus; or change in your skin color around the piercing area).
  • Also, if you plan to get a tongue or mouth piercing, make sure your teeth and gums are healthy.

Making Sure the Piercing Shop Is Safe and Sanitary - Ask questions and make sure:

  • the shop is clean
  • the person doing the piercing washes his or her hands with a germicidal soap
  • the person doing the piercing wears fresh disposable gloves (like those worn at a doctor's office)
  • the person doing the piercing uses disposable or sterilized instruments
  • the person doing the piercing does not use a piercing gun (they're not sterile)
  • the needle being used is new and is being used for the first time
  • the needle is disposed of in a special sealed container after the piercing
  • there are procedures for the proper handling and disposal of waste (like needles or gauze with blood on it)

Health Risks

  • chronic infection
  • uncontrollable or prolonged bleeding
  • scarring
  • hepatitis B and C
  • tetanus
  • skin allergies to the jewelry that's used
  • abscesses or boils (collections of pus that can form under your skin at the site of the piercing)
  • inflammation or nerve damage

Most importantly - don't pierce yourself or have a friend do it - make sure it's done by a professional in a safe and clean environment.


Find out more at :
For Sale/Rent
Beautiful black 1987 range rover 3.5 V8 with leather interior, full option including AC, electric windows, power steering. for more information call: 012 246 6047
Flat for sale. 1st floor in El Opour City, Nacer City, beside Alfa Market, Cairo. 130 square metres. Super luxury with telephone & private entrance. Price 165,000 LE. Please contact Mr Gamal Elraay. 010 601 5514. [email protected]
Apartment for sale (upper floor) in Kafr El Gouna, El Gouna resort. Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 guest bathroom, open kitchen, large reception, balcony. Overlooks the sea and Club House. Including A/Cs and possibly almost new furniture. Please call : 010 500 0625.
We are looking for a chef, local or foreign for The Club House, El Gouna!
For more information call: 012 311 3434 or [email protected]
Camel Dive Club, Sharm El Sheikh, is looking for an Assistant Operations Manager to join our experienced management staff. The successful candidate must be:
• A native German speaker fluent in English. Other languages an advantage.
• An experienced & renewed PADI instructor with at least 300 certifications
• Highly motivated with a commitment to customer service
• A skilled communicator with exceptional organizational skills
• Available for a minimum of three years
Management experience preferred but not essential. Work experience in the Red Sea an advantage. Salary Package on application. Applications with C.V.& Photo to [email protected] or by fax +20 69 600 601

Les Petites Nursery, El Gouna, is looking for a female from overseas who can speak & read English or an Egyptian English Teacher. For an appointment please call: 012 393 4407 or 065 549702/03 ext 2225.

Wanted - Home in El Gouna. Looking to purchase or rent a villa/house in El Gouna. Furnished or unfurnished. Please contact: Wendy 012 243 9945

Camel Dive Club & Hotel is looking for 2 young, dynamic SALES PERSONS to join our busy Reservation Office in Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai. The applicants must have: Minimum 2 years travel sales experience /Ability to work within a team/Excellent communications skills/Basic computer skills – MS word, Excel, Outlook/Licensed to Scuba Dive/ Native English with a 2nd language preferred/ Native German with English requested. Please send applications by Email to: [email protected], or call 069/600 046.

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