World's Most Congested Cities - and Cairo is one of them!!!

Cities with the highest density of population per square kilometer are the logical candidates for becoming the most congested, because congestion increases as the growth in their wealth increases the number of cars versus the less expensive alternatives of bicycles, motor scooters or motorcycles. Cars take up more room whether they are in motion or when parked--if they can be parked. U.S. and European cities have often chosen to place garages in new buildings, while older nonindustrialized cities often lack such amenities. Cars may therefore be parked everywhere, legally or illegally. The cities with the highest level of population congestion are: Manila, the Philippines; Cairo, Egypt ; Lagos, Nigeria; Macau, off the Chinese coast; Seoul, South Korea; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. To drive a car in any of them might be the ultimate challenge.Well over 50 million cars are being manufactured in the world each year, and they have to go someplace. There are over 240 million vehicles in the U.S. alone, while the world estimate is over 750 million vehicles and counting. The tilt is toward more vehicles for those places least able to cope with them. It is estimated that by 2030 the number of vehicles in the world will double.These cities have priorities, but the priorities rarely include building new roads or repairing old roads. The investment that's required also includes elements that go far beyond digging, filling and paving. There is a political nightmare that involves the need for land to build the road and a buy-in from the government, local despots and citizens. Making a better commute can get lost in the shuffle of appeasing or greasing each of these individuals or groups.


Usually when people think about fishing in Egypt, they think of Hurghada, Sharm, or Nasser Lake where they can rent a boat or sometimes even fish off of a dock. However, fishing in Egypt is much simpler than that.
I got in my car and started my journey on the west bank of the Nile in Cairo. I passed Imbaba, Wara', and then I passed the Ring Road. I thought I was lost, so I asked around about a famous bridge where people fish. One man was very helpful and told me to go straight until I reached a bridge called El Galatma.

After traveling about 20 kilometers, I found the Galatma Bridge. It is an old bridge with many gardens and trees all around it. I parked my car and went to walk on the bridge. One of the main means of transportation there was the donkey and people looked so cute riding them. The Nile looked very clear and calm. There are two little bridges beside the Galatma Bridge where people stand and fish.


That is a deeper topic and can not be limited just for prices; it is a political, economy and history of Egyptian regime since 55 years
So it is so surface when you just feel sorry just for prices?
No do not be sorry Egyptian will always manage.
And will survive we never need any sympathy of any one.

But if you like to talk about Egyptian political stand?
Economic situation?
Government? Private sectors?
Egyptian low? Etc
Human Right for Egyptian?
And you have to talk about all of those factors than you can talk about the prices because it is one out come of all that factors.

Made in Egypt

what is a shibshib?
A flip-flop type shoe

Smile required

smile and get paid 10 $ for one smile

Who would pay?

u will pay the 10 $ to your self


Good luck and tell me how much u earn a day Wink

Things not to say to men

You look just your dad.

Did you remember to lock the back door?

The ceiling needs painting.

And to think, I was really hoping to get picked up by your friend!

You carry on, I'll just finish this book.

It's my mobile! I must answer it.

Oh, by the way, I scratched your car this afternoon.

Steve used to do that.

I've thought of the answer to 5 down. Hang on, I won't be a sec.

Sorry about that ~ must be the baked beans.

Someone wrote That about Marriage in Egypt

the recent facts:
in the usa, u must take all documents, all your marriage papers, divorce papers death certificates and birth certificates all first to the secretary of state to be authenticated.. 2nd: all the papers that the state gives u back with all authentications on it and the reference paper they give u, u must send these to the egyptian embassy in the usa, ny ny for the egyptian stamp on the back of these documents. wihtout these, u cannot legally be married in egypt. i have done it and i am going to do it again. these things have to be done before u marry in egypt. 3rd. make sure u got your visa from the egyptian embassy in ny ny at the same place. look these addresses up on line. o and dont tell them about your marriage plans.. they dont take kindly to those reasons on a tourist visa. 4th, once u r in egypt, you and your man have to go to the us embassy in cairo(dokki) to sign a paper(and also show your proof documents u have) that u r free to marry. and the man must take a special paper to be singed by his church or mosque people saying he is free to marry. for christian: saying he has never been married. there was also some other funky paper i signed there but i couldnt read the arabic and my husband was filling in answers. 5th. must apply for marriage at the ministry of justice building(garden city) and also there u r to be married. and u must have 2 male witnesses there with u. no women. the egyptians pick any men in the waiting room and ask them, if u cant bring anyone u know. in this building, your egyptian man will have to do all the talking because there is not much english being spoken there. and the actual marriage is horrible to me. o yeah, u must take 5 photos of your face and 5 photos of your mans face to be stapled to the marriage papers during the marriage. all u do is sign the papers. now the new laws egyptian is the muslim marriages r now being recorded by a mazoon(like a judge). but it is not a legal marriage unless u follow those embassies laws. which r the ones i told u. usa has states which govern groups of cities and counties.


Egypt is the Nile. From ancient times to the building of the Aswan Dam, the unpredictable Nile shaped the country and its people. The yearly flooding led to the development of mathematical, astronomical, and engineering knowledge way in advance of other civilizations. Planning for the years when the harvest was poor led to the development of government and a system of laws. That Egypt has survived for 6000 years is due to the bounty of the Nile. Life along the Nile has changed little over the millennium.

The water of the Nile varies according to the weather. It is hot when it is hot and cold when it is cold.

"How to Keep a Woman Happy"

>>>>"How to Keep a Woman Happy"
>>>>It's not difficult ?
>>>>All you have to do is to be:
>>>>1. A friend
>>>>2. A companion
>>>>3. A lover
>>>>4. A brother
>>>>5. A father
>>>>6. A master
>>>>7. A chef
>>>>8. An electrician
>>>>9. A carpenter
>>>>10. A plumber
>>>>11. A mechanic
>>>>12. A decorator
>>>>13. A stylist
>>>>14. A sexologist
>>>>15. A gynecologist
>>>>16. A psychologist
>>>>17. A pest exterminator
>>>>18. A psychiatrist
>>>>19. A healer
>>>>20. A good listener
>>>>21. An organizer
>>>>22. A good father
>>>>23. Very clean
>>>>24. Sympathetic
>>>>25. Athletic
>>>>26. Warm
>>>>27. Attentive
>>>>28. Gallant
>>>>29. Intelligent
>>>>30. Funny
>>>>32. Tender
>>>>33. Strong
>>>>34. Understanding
>>>>35. Tolerant
>>>>36. Prudent
>>>>37. Ambitious
>>>>38. Capable
>>>>39. Courageous
>>>>40. Determined
>>>>41. True
>>>>42. Dependable
>>>>43. Passionate
>>>>44. Give her compliments regularly
>>>>45. Love shopping
>>>>46. Be honest
>>>>47. Be very rich
>>>>48. Not stress her out
>>>>49. Not look at other girls
>>>>50. Give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
>>>>51. Give her lots of time, especially time for herself
>>>>52. Give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes
>>>>53. Never to forget:
>>>> * birthdays
>>>> * anniversaries
>>>> * arrangements she makes
>>>1. Leave him in peace
>>>2. Feed him well.
>>>3. Let him have the remote control.
Men .... what a demanding creature !!!!!!!

Pregnancy, Estrogen, and Women

PREGNANCY Q & A & more!

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.



1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You're using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: "How's my driving-call 1- 800-".
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from "outer space".

9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday..

10. Cats' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.

AND, the Number One Number One thing only women understand:

suggestions for A trip

See the Pyramids!! its a MUST.

cairo museum, you need a good whole day

you might like the Pharonic Village

Khan el Khalili is an absolute MUST

The Citadel

Saqqara (The Step Pyramid) is worth a visit. It's easy to do Giza and Saqqara together. Often, people rush too much to enjoy the beauty of this amazing city.

Take time to enjoy the parks, the river walks, Zamalek, views from Cairo Tower. Garden City and downtown, Islamic and Old Cairo. Take a motorlaunch trip or enjoy the beauty of a felluca at sunset. Enjoy the very modern malls, as well as the traditional markets.


I work with cancer breast ladies daily ,as they undergo imaging of their breasts .

Anyway , i wanna stress that annual mammographic asessment after age of 40 is of extreme importance ...

Maybe breast self examination( BSE) incraesed DETECTION but i find it difficult to believe it increased incidence . more women are seeking advice when feeling new lumps in their breasts , sometimes too small to be felt on regular clinical exams ..and many times they were only felt coz she was examiing herself not because it is a remarkably felt lump .

Breast cancer is a curable cancer , and it is really crucial if discovered early , sometimes it presents without a felt mass ! and in many instances it is dicovered on annual imaging performed for screening , before it is palapable for the doctor or the lady herself ..
again , it doesn't have to present with a lump ...!!!! i saw frequesnt cases where , we locate suspicious calcifications and when they are taken out by a biopsy they turn out to be a carcinoma or an "insitu" , the latter is a stage preliminary to developing cancer , if left undetected will certainly develop cancer ...
so , pls pls , do breast self exam monthly together with annual mammography after age of 40 ,
those with a postive family history will need to start their mammographic screening ,maybe as early as 30 years of age ...

Denial is one of other stages any natural human being goes through when he is told that he might be dying ... anyway these stages end wih acceptance.. usually ..


The area is famous for its dates and olives, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Egpt. Olives oil is still made in the area by crushing the olives from the 70,000 olive trees in the area with stones. The dates are gathered by zaggala (stick bearers), who must remain celibate until the age of forty, and the area boasts some 300,000 date trees. It is located on the old date caravan route, yet until recently, it received few other visitors and retained much of its heritage. In fact, until the battles which took place around the oasis in World War II, it was hardly governed by Egypt, and remained mostly a Berber (Zenatiya) community for the prior thirteen centuries. Siwans continue to have their own culture and customs and they speak a Berber language, called Siwi, rather than Arabic. Interestingly, each October there is a three-day festival during which Siwans must settle all of their past year's disputes.

Therapeutic Tourist Sites

Tourist sites offering curative services in Egypt include Helwan, Hurghada, the Fayoum Oases, Aswan, Sinai, and Safaga on the Red Sea coast, among others.

Aswan's dry weather is ideal for enjoying sand bathing during the period from May to September. Sand bathing is useful for curing various diseases such as rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis. In Aswan, many hotels have physiotherapy centers manned by efficient and highly trained staff experienced in various types of massage therapy. Moreover, rheumatoid patients can be treated in hot sands surrounding the mountains. The calm and beautiful landscape and pollution free environment also contribute to speedy recovery. Aswan, clear sunshine all the year round together with extremely dry weather provide an ideal atmosphere for curing rheumatism and bronchial asthma.

Further south, Abu Simbel, with its high rate of ultraviolet rays and a low humidity rate during the period from December to March, also provide a congenial environment for treatment of these diseases.

The Nubians in this region still practice traditional medicine, particularly herbal treatments. They use a plant called "Halef al'Bar", in treating common colds, "Damsisa" in treating urinary tracts diseases and baked and ground pomegranate peels in treating dysentery.

New Valley's Curative Springs and Herbs

Another therapeutic tourist center is the New Valley with an abundance of hot springs and sand with curative properties in addition to medicinal herbs. This area also has a typically dry climate. Here, hot water wells and springs linked to swimming pools have a temperature ranging from 35 to 45c all the year round. These wells provide therapy for common colds, rheumatism and some skin diseases such as psoriasis.

In addition, medicinal herbs are randomly spread out all over the New Valley. "Al'Sekran" can be used for extracting anesthetic materials for surgeries. "Jujube" (Karkade) is used to cure high blood pressure, especially when caused by nervous stress.

The Red Sea and Treatment of Psoriasis

On the Red Sea coast, Marsa Alam and Safaga are well known sites for therapeutic tourism. Safaga in particular is said to be one of the best locations in the world for curing psoriasis.

Safaga's potential health benefits were recently in the media spotlight when a group of scientists from the National Research Centre (NRC) found that it helps in the treatment of psoriasis (a chronic skin disease of which the cause remains unknown) and rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic, progressive form of arthritis causing inflammation in the joints). According to the NRC research team, there are several natural factors in Safaga which make it so appropriate for therapy. The high mountains act as a natural barrier against wind and sand storms. The air is thus free of any suspended grime that could divert and absorb ultraviolet rays -- essential in treating psoriasis. The curve of the bay accounts for the calm sea, which reflects UV rays further.

Due to the abundance of coral reefs, the water is 35 % saltier than in other seas, which greatly helps in psoriasis treatment. More salt, as evidenced in the Dead Sea, also means less gravity. This is thought to improve blood circulation. The balance in saline concentration inside and outside the body also affects the therapy positively, according to the NRC.

Sand in the area has also been found to contain radioactive elements and minerals effective in rheumatoid therapy. Analysis also showed the soil to contain black sand, which is useful in curing acute and chronic arthritis, rheumatism and skin inflammations.

Those suffering from rheumatoid ailments are buried in the black sand, with the exception of the head, stomach and chest, twice a day, after sunrise and before sunset. Treatment lasts about a month.

Psoriasis patients, on the other hand, bathe in the sea and lie in the sun, also twice a day. The duration of exposure to the sun is prescribed by the therapist and a patient should see rapid improvement in about a month, depending on the case. In acute cases, patients are asked to repeat the course of treatment.

a tomato sauce

Put 3 large tomatoes cut up into a blender with a cup of water, blend, remove, take a strainer one with fine holes, pour the liquid into the strainer, add another cup or water pour into the strainer wipe the bottom dwhen all the liquid has gone through wots left in the strainer is the skin and seeds.

lightly fry a diced onion, add the liquid and add salt to taste. Add the vegetables and wait if your cooking bamia'a add fried garlic and cover this gives lets the garlic infuse into the liquid.

Call 16000

It's from the childhood and motherhood national council. I heard of it on Cairo . They have this hot line 24 hours and communicate with different organizations and with the police. They receive calls from people who know of homeless children anywhere. You give them the address of the street those children stay in and their average age, they will connect you with some organization which should try to take care of him or them

Egyptians Living Above Tombs Agree to Go

LUXOR, Egypt -- After six decades of wrangling, Egyptians living in the hills near Luxor have agreed to move out and give tourists and archaeologists access to nearly 1,000 Pharaonic tombs that lie beneath their homes, the government said Saturday.

Officials said most of 3,200 families in the brightly painted, mud-brick houses have agreed to pack up and move to a $32 million residential complex being built three miles away. No deadline for moving has been set and there is no target date for finishing the complex.

"Most of them want to leave and they demand to leave," said Rania Yusuf, a spokeswoman for Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities in Luxor.

Only a few families continue to resist, "and they will leave, believe me," Yusuf said.

The government began trying to get the families to leave after World War II, but talks repeatedly bogged down. Many residents, who depend on Luxor's tourist business to earn livings, argued that new homes being offered were too small and didn't come with new jobs.

Over time, though, many grew tired of the standoff.

In an effort to preserve the ancient tombs, authorities prohibited the homeowners from adding to their residences or installing modern plumbing, which forced people to bring water uphill using donkeys.

Many people expressed happiness with the government's latest offer, which includes giving residents either new homes or plots of land in the complex that will include a market, police station, cultural center and schools.

"We are happy, but at the same time we are not happy, because we leave the best place here," said Nadia Mohammad Qassem, who is unsure of when she and her family will move.

The area being vacated is near the Valley of the Kings and its famous collection of well-preserved tombs that draw thousands of tourists daily to Luxor. Egyptians moved into the Theban hills after the arrival of European antiquity hunters in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, offering jobs to help excavate -- and loot -- artifacts.

Elina Paulin-Grothe, an archaeologist involved in tomb excavation, said the best way to preserve the artifacts below is to move the residents.

"This cannot continue and the population is growing too fast," she said.

Advocates for the residents said many resisted moving over the decades not because they didn't want to live in more modern homes but because they wanted to move on their own terms.

"I mean, nobody wants to live in those conditions when they know that most of Egypt doesn't live like that and the world has moved on," said Caroline Simpson, a former archaeologist who coordinates a small cultural exhibition on the hillside.

Despite the agreement, some people are bittersweet about giving up their hillside homes, no matter that their living conditions are poor.

"For me, I don't want to even imagine what it would look like. Without houses, it's a dead place," said Abdo Osman Daramali.


Cairo, Dec 06: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the funerary remains of a doctor who lived more than 4,000 years ago, including his mummy, sarcophagus and bronze surgical instruments.

The upper part of the tomb was discovered in 2000 at Saqqara, 20 km (12 miles) south of Cairo, and the sarcophagus came to light in the burial pit during cleaning work, state news agency MENA said on Tuesday, quoting Egyptian government antiquities chief Zahi Hawass.

The doctor, whose name was Qar, lived under the 6th dynasty and built his tomb near Egypt`s first pyramid. The 6th dynasty ruled from about 2350 to 2180 BC.

Hawass said the lid of the wooden sarcophagus had excellent and well-preserved decoration and the mummy itself was in ideal condition. "The linen wrappings and the funerary drawings on the mummy are still as they were," he said.

"The mask which covers the face of the mummy is in an amazing state of preservation in spite of slight damage in the area of the mouth."

The tomb also had earthenware containers bearing the doctor`s name, a round limestone offering table and 22 bronze statues of gods.


Types of women

HARD-DISK Woman: She remembers everything, FOREVER.
RAM Woman: She forgets about you, the moment you turn her off.

WINDOWS Woman: Everyone knows that she can't do a thing right, but no one can live without her.
EXCEL Woman: They say she can do a lot of things but you mostly use her for your four basic needs.

SCREENSAVER Woman: She is good for nothing but at least she is fun!
INTERNET Woman: Difficult to access.

SERVER Woman: Always busy when you need her.
MULTIMEDIA Woman: She makes horrible things look beautiful.

CD-ROM Woman: She is always faster and faster.
E-MAIL Woman: Out of every ten things she says, eight are nonsense.

VIRUS Woman: Also known as "WIFE"; when you are not expecting her, she comes, installs herself and uses all your resources. If you try to uninstall her you will lose something, if you don't try to uninstall her you will lose everything............


Felucca trips start in Aswan and stop at the most important sites of antiquity along the river before reaching Luxor. While in Aswan, waiting for final arrangements to be made, there are several interesting side trips including tours of the Aswan Dam and the Temple of Philae.

The new Aswan Dam, completed in 1970, created 300-mile-long Lake Nasser. One of the earth’s largest structures, the rock-fill dam, has a volume about seventeen times that of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The Temple of Philae, on an island between the old and the new dams, is the most interesting of Aswan’s antiquities. The creation of Lake Nasser would have completely covered the temple complex permanently had it not been for a cooperative world-wide effort that dismantled, crated and moved of the Great Temple of Isis to new location where it was reassembled. The oldest part of the Temple dates back to the 4th century.

Between Aswan and Luxor, there three important archeological sites and even though there are no fixed stops on a felucca sail, effort is made to stop at the most important - Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna.

Kom Ombo, situated on a hill overlooking the Nile, was a strategic location on the desert route to Nubia and Ethiopia. The temple is dedicated to Harwar, the hawk-headed god, and Sobek, represented in the form of a crocodile. To avoid offending either god, a twin temple was constructed, the left half dedicated to Harwar and the right half to Sobek. Although only the cases of the columns and the back walls remain, the temple’s majestic proportion and grace are impressive. The fine reliefs throughout the temple are worth careful attention. At the side of the temple is a small sanctuary containing mummified crocodiles.

Waiting by the embankment at Edfu are horse-drawn carriages ready to transport visitors on the short ride through town to the magnificent Temple to Horus (Apollo to the Greeks). The falcon-headed god guards the temple, the largest after Karnak. The foundation was laid in 237 BC under the reign of Ptolemy III, but the temple was not completed until two centuries later. The temple, considered one if the finest examples of Ptolemaic art in Egypt, is practically intact and is unique in that the roof is still in place.

The Temple of Khnum, in Esna, is one of the best preserved and restored because, for centuries, it was concealed under 25 feet of sand.

The leisurely and informal nature of the trip means that everyone takes a different trip. Some trips include a night as a guest in a Nubian village, others stop at villages to replenish supplies, buy fresh baked bread, and to visit the colorful bazaars. The scenes along the Nile are timeless. A man in a long flowing galaibya leads a donkey laden with sheaves of grain down the dusty road. A young boy flicking a switch herds a flock of sheep. A woman fills an urn with water from the Nile, places it on her head, and walks back to her home. A man leads an ox around the waterwheel bringing water up from the Nile to irrigate the fields of corn. Every day brings a new montage of sights and sounds.

To the people the Nile is everything. They drink it, wash in it, cook with it, fish in it, water their animals, and use it for irrigation and transportation. Life along the river seems to have changed very little through the years.

The trip is controlled somewhat by the elements. If there is no wind, or if the afternoon wind is too strong, then time is spent along the shore or on one of the sandy islands in the middle of the river. Often, to make up for lost time, sailing continues well after sunset. Falling asleep in the cool night air under the blue-black sky, counting shooting stars, hearing only the gently flap of the sail makes sailing at night magical.

Men are like

Blenders ~ you know you need one, but you're not quite sure why.

Babies ~ cute at first but you soon get tired of cleaning up after them.

Coffee ~ the best types are rich and warm and can keep you going all night.

Colds ~ you can never get rid of a bad one in a hurry.

Copiers ~ you need them for reproduction...but that's about it.

Dawn ~ full of promise, but usually turn out to be the same old routine.

Diamonds ~ in their natural state they are rough and ugly. If you want them polished you have to do it yourself.

Fish ~ they get themselves into trouble because they can't keep their mouths shut.

Horoscopes ~ they tell you what to do ~ and are usually wrong.

Lava lamps ~ fun to watch but not all that bright.

Mascara ~ difficult to handle...and runs at the first sign of emotion.

Mini skirts ~ if you're not careful they will creep up your legs.

Place mats ~ they only show up when food's on the table.

Remote controls ~ simple and easy to use, and usually found lying near the tv.

Soap operas ~ fun to watch but you can't believe a word you hear.

Spray paint ~ one squeeze and they are all over you.

TVs ~ you can turn them on instantly.

Vacuum cleaners ~ not much fun, but at least you can push them around.

Wine ~ made by stamping the raw material and keeping it in the dark until it matures


Hello Everyone ! something important for a change !!!! Isn't it true that we all carry our mobile phones with hundreds of names/numbers stored in its memory but yet nobody, other than ourselves, know which of these numbers belong to our near and dear ones? Let us for a moment create a scenario wherein (God forbid) We are involved in an accident or had a heart attack and the people attending to us get hold of our mobile phone but don't know which number to call to inform our family members. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? For this reason, we must have one or more telephone numbers stored Under the name ICE (In case of Emergency) in our? mobile phones.
" ICE" Campaign. Recently, the concept of "ICE" is catching up quickly. It is simple, an important method of contact during emergency situations.As cell phones are carried by
majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or person who should be contacted at during emergency as "ICE" (meaning In Case of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose.Following a disaster in London , the East Anglican Ambulance Service has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign.
In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and? hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as "ICE". It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference! Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our mobile phones today! Thank You ! Let's make this happen !!

Safety plan for Egypt carriers

The Egyptian Government has confirmed that all carriers registered in Egypt will incorporate the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) into their safety oversight programmes by the end of this year.

As part of this initiative, all new applicants for an Air Operating Certificate (AOC) in Egypt must successfully complete an IOSA Registration prior to commencing operation.

Existing airlines on the Egyptian registry will also be required to undergo an IOSA re-audit every two years.

“We take this matter very seriously,” said ETA chairman Ahmed El Khadem.

“With increasing numbers of international visitors travelling to Egypt, it is important to offer them the reassurance that the Egyptian airline industry complies with the very highest, and internationally recognised, aviation safety standards.”

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has also recognised and honoured the Egyptian Government for its leadership in promoting safety by incorporating the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) into its national aviation safety programmes.

IATA director-general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said: 'IATA is a quality association and we have set the bar high to ensure that our membership represents best practices in safety.

“At the same time we are encouraged that governments not only understand the benefits of IOSA, but also are using it. I encourage more governments to use this great tool.

“We congratulate the Egyptian Government and welcome its commitment to IOSA, and to incorporating these standards on a national scale.'

This year Egypt anticipates that it will entice over nine million visitors.

In order to encourage and cater to these increasing numbers of international visitors, the Government has made a multi-million dollar investment in developing and enhancing tourism facilities and services in key tourist centres.

Many Egyptian airports have also undergone an extensive upgrade programme to ensure they provide a full range of facilities and services for overseas visitors.

Managed by Frankfurt Aviation Authority (FAA), Cairo’s new terminal (TB3) is due for completion in January 2007 and will enlarge the airport’s capacity to 20 million passengers a year.

Both key Red Sea Riviera resorts, Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, are also set to increase capacity with the development of new passenger terminals as part of this extensive investment programme.

Easily accessible from most international cities, Egypt offers guaranteed sunshine, 2,000km of stunning coastline and is renowned for its world-class diving. 7,000 years of culture combined with modern hotels and tourism facilities, enables visitors to experience a unique historic backdrop as part of the ultimate modern holiday.

Last year, a record-breaking 8.6 million overseas visitors holidayed in Egypt with this figure set to increase even further in 2006.

IOSA, the first global standard for airline operational safety auditing, was launched in 2003,

The programme is designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. TradeArabia News Service( COPIED FROM A SITE0

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