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One stop shop for planning a wedding

For the fourth year running, Global Consultants put together yet another impressive fair packed with every tiny detail one might need to get married. On the opening night alone more then 3,000 guests attended the event, and the organizers expect between 10,000-15,000 guests this year. The three-day event opened its doors on Wednesday evening at …

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Oriental board game Rahala explores Middle Eastern history

Diwan bookstore s celebration of culture is evident as soon as you walk into their flagship store in Zamalek. So it comes as no surprise that they are the first to bring to Egypt the pioneering oriental board game, Rahala (Explorer). A product of the region, ‘Rahala’ is a game that takes you on a …

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HEALTH MATTERS: Take a stroll to the coffee shop

I’ve decided to take a long walk down to the coffee shop. You might wander why I have abandoned my car in favor of the hazardous city pavements. Well, according to a recent report, researchers have discovered that exercise and moderate caffeine consumption together could help ward off sun-induced skin cancer, but cautioned against ditching …

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Ozomatli musical group to perform in Egypt this weekend

Popular American musical group Ozomatli will visit Egypt July 28-31 as part of a tour of the Middle East funded by the US State Department and with the support of local corporate sponsors CocaCola, Mobinil, and Oriental Weavers. Ozomatli’s two shows are free of charge and will be open to the public. The first concert …

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Fearing attacks, Egypt beefs up airport security

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have beefed up security measures at Cairo s international airport, fearing incidents similar to recent attacks in Algeria and Britain, the official Middle East News Agency (Mena) reported on Wednesday. Senior police officials, however, did not say whether they were acting in response to a specific security threat. Egypt has already stepped …

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Artoc Group's invests LE 56 million in Abu Dhabi's CERT Innovations

CAIRO: Corecap and Alpen Capital, the financial advisors of the Center of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) – the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE – announced that Artoc Group has partnered with CERT and invested in CERT Innovations. Mohammed Shafik Gabr, chairman and managing director of Artoc …

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Hair, the ultimate fashion accessory

Hair and fashion form the ultimate friendship. Just like diamonds are a girl s best friend, hair is no less than a perfect compliment to the fashion world, standing as a vital element to anyone’s image. From Monroe’s platinum locks in the 50s, to Twiggy’s crop in the 60’s, and Farah Fawcett’s flicks in the …

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NTRA cuts cost of ADSL by over 50 pct

CAIRO: The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), in concurrence with the Ministry of Communications, announced Tuesday that it will reduce the price of high-speed ADSL internet by more than 50 percent, according to a statement released to the press. The cost of ADSL for the 256 kilobits per second speed – used most commonly by …

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Banque Du Caire sale causes stir in PA

A panel comprising the People’s Assembly (PA) planning and budget committee as well as the economic committee agreed in an emergency meeting Wednesday to request a formal investigation from Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and Minister of Investment Mahmoud Mohieldin regarding the sale of Banque Du Caire, according to a statement released to the press. The …

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Summer music hits

If you’re partying this summer, chances are you’ll be dancing to these tunes: 1. Ozomatli – Can t Stop 2. Justin Nozuka – Mr. Therapy Man 3. Bob Sinclair (feat. Gary Nesta) – Shining From Heaven 4. Disco Freaks – Take Me to the Sun (Freemasons Mix) 5. Paolo Nutini – New Shoes 6. Richard …

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Notes of Palestinian resistance

Kamilya Jubran performs after three-year absence from local stages Palestinian singer Kamilya Jubran will be performing tonight at Al Azhar Park’s Geneina Theater following a three-year absence from Egypt. Jubran was born in Akka, Israel to Palestinian parents from a northern Palestinian village in Al-Jaleel. Elias Jubran, Kamilya s father – an authentic instrument maker …

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What's a Mojito?

Though the Mojito originated in South America, the renaissance is sweeping across North America and Europe. Barmen call the Mojito cocktail technique ‘muddling’ – crushing sugar, ice, fruit and herbs, such as mint, to release their tangy, refreshing flavours. BACARDI MOJITO COCKTAILS 1. Muddle 12 fresh mint leaves and ½ lime. 2. Cover with two …

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HEALTH MATTERS: To bounce, or not to bounce

Dramatic jump in trampoline-related injuries raises red flag for children’s safety They’re everywhere these days; in club playgrounds, at family restaurants, even in schools. Children can be seen bouncing ecstatically on the trampolines, some even daring a stunt or two. Parents willingly give in to their children’s pleas to bounce on the trampolines, hoping for …

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The best of Egyptian cinema

To mark the centennial of Egyptian cinema, Al Ahram daily newspaper asked the country’s top 20 critics to choose the best 15 best Egyptian films of all time. This is the result of the poll: 1. Al-Mummia (The Night of Counting the Years) Directed by Chadi Abdel Salam (1975) 2. El-Haram (The Sin)Directed by Henry …

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British woman marries Osama bin Laden's son

CAIRO: A former parish councilor from Cheshire, England announced two days ago that she has married one of the sons of Osama bin Laden, The Guardian reported on Wednesday. Describing the courtship as a “fairytale romance, she is now making plans for her husband to come from his native Saudi Arabia to join her in …

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AAIB to capitalize on strong regional presence

CAIRO: Adding to its long list of achievements this year, the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) received the Euromoney award for excellence as the “Best Bank in Egypt 2006 in Abu Dhabi. AAIB was also recognized for the expansion strides it has taken in the Middle East. According to AME Info, Vice Chairman and Managing …

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Football fever fosters language skills

Premier League, British Council and National Council for Sport take coaching program to Alex Compiled by The Daily Star Egypt staff The Premier League is taking its international coaching project, “Premier Skills, to Alexandria in Egypt. Premier Skills will work with young people to help enhance their skills in football, coaching and the English language. …

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Cirque du Soleil comes to town

Mimes, dressed in white and striking a pose, lined the entrance to the spectacular outdoor ballroom at Hilton Dreamland Wednesday night, setting the stage for the hotel’s annual celebration. The main attraction of the evening was the sensational Cirque du Soleil, which lived up to its international reputation of being original and creative. Described as …

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Egypt Yellow Pages kicks-off another record year

Egypt Yellow Pages Ltd announced that it has surpassed all revenue and distribution targets for 2007 canvass year. The company announced record financial and distribution results for the 2007 at its annual Kick-Off celebration. Marc Lambert, managing director of Egypt Yellow Pages attributes the company’s success to many factors but primarily to a much more …

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Computer craft

Intel celebrates winners of creativity competition Intel Corporation held a special event last week at El Sawy Culture Wheel to celebrate the winners of their “Get Inspired with Intel Core 2 Duo Creativity Competition. The competition began in April of this year, in collaboration with several local magazines including Loghat Al-Asr, Teen Stuff, Alam Al …

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A passport to the Ancient Egyptian After-life

Inkjet technology brings The Book of the Dead of Ramose to life at Cambridge museum Xaar, one of the world s leading suppliers of inkjet modern printing technology, is sponsoring an exhibition of one of the finest examples of an ancient colored document in the world: “The Book of the Dead of Ramose at The …

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Quartet meeting cancelled due to Palestinian Crisis

The Quartet meeting scheduled to take place in Cairo on June 26-27 has been cancelled for a later date, yet to be determined, the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a communiqué released on June 19. The statement by the official spokesperson of the Ministry reported that although Egypt has not …

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A passport to Ancient Egypt's after-life

Inkjet technology brings The Book of the Dead of Ramose to life at Cambridge museum Xaar, one of the world s leading suppliers of inkjet modern printing technology, is sponsoring an exhibition of one of the finest examples of an ancient colored document in the world: “The Book of the Dead of Ramose at The …

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Prominent Egyptian script writer dies

CAIRO: Abdel Hay Adeeb, a prominent Egyptian scriptwriter whose movies won several awards, has died, Egypt s Middle East News agency reported Sunday. He was 87. Mena said Adeeb died in Switzerland, where he was being treated for an unspecified illness. Adeeb wrote more than 200 scripts. His first was made into a 1958 movie, …

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