FITNESS & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE
BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY DURING SEASONAL CHANGES
STAY CONNECTED GEARS & TECHNOLOGY
EL-GOUNA, THE RED SEA MAGIC
THE POWER OF BODY STRETCHING Meet With:
ENG. AHMED SELIM Founder and CEO of BRICKZEY Property Management
EDITOR’S NOTE THE ART OF
ody forms our mind and perceptions towards ourselves and others throughout various ways. Humans’ initial acceptance or rejection is mainly triggered by appearances and may discourage from achieving or create a room of opportunity in one’s mind.
Would you prefer another body if you only could choose? The nature’s finest creations carry a readily available list of imperfections, starting with their ideal nose: “How come you don’t see how big it is?” Apparently, the fundamental desire for a healthy and beautiful body is second to none. The mind power is captivating. Yet, what about body power over that mind? Isn’t a body the true confinement and the most demanding circumstance? We serve the immediate needs of the body our entire existence. There is no escape, freedom or choice. We are what we eat; we are what we think; and we can hardly think of anything else under the pressure of an unsatisfied, immediate need of a body. This beautiful beast—body—instantly turns us from a caregiver to a burden when it happens, for instance, to break only one of the 206 bones! Almost the entire budget goes into obliging a beautiful beast: it needs a warm home, soft bed, quiet room, running water, light, electricity, transportation and tons of electronics to cut down on the movements the majesty needs to make to otherwise serve itself. At the same time we are told to exercise our bodies after they successfully managed to escape all that natural exercise. And now we must generate income to support it all. Such a demanding world; isn’t it? Any solutions out there? Yes; it is always to find balance and fight social obligations. You know that saying of “You have a brain, use it” just live by this quote.
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CONTENT Issue 39 | September 2018 IN STYLE
BODY & HEALTH
- Micro-Needling; Everything You Need to Know About It - What to Add to Your Wardrobe this Fall - Choose Your Scent
- Ways to Mend A Broken Trust - Conquer Time Management For A Balanced Life - Success Story: In-Depth Interview with Eng. Ahmed Selim; CEO of BRICKZEY
- Tour in The City
- Wheels Latest Gossip
- Whatâ€™s Up Tech
- Bulletins - 6 Killer Excerises for a Firm Chest - Meet the Experts
- Health Precaustions Prior to the Coming Season -Mindful Eating - Balanced Unusual Recipes
- Arts & Culture - Upcoming Events - News - Zoom In
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CONTRIBUTORS Alaa Basyouni Nutritionist
Graduated from Ain Shams University, School of Medicine. Obtained a diploma in Healthcare and Hospital Management as well as, Clinical Nutrition both from the American University in Cairo. Additionally, acquired a certificate in Lifestyle Medicine for Weight Management from Harvard Medical School. Founder of the Health Republic, a social platform that aims to provide instant nutritional day-to-day advice, all with the goal of raising health awareness towards a better lifestyle. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: @HealthRepublicEG
Dr. Sherif Alian Dermatologist
Aesthetician, Laser, Hair fall treatment specialist and Andrology specialist. Bacheolar and Masters degree from Ain Shams University. For enquiries, you can reach me via: Instagram: @Dr.SherifAlian Instagram: @Queensskincare Facebook: Queens Skin Care
Yasmine Shahine Life Coach
An Associate Certified Life Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). At the begining of her coaching career, she engaged herself in ONE on ONE coaching and through the years she developed her own tailor-made coaching programs for people and companies to develop their potentials and awareness. Email: email@example.com Facebook:YasmineShahineLifeCoaching YouTube:YasmineSLifeCoaching
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IN STYLE - Skin Care
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT BY: DR. SHERIF ALIAN
Micro-needling therapy is a very simple procedure that uses a handcontrolled device with tiny, shallow needles to puncture your outer layer of skin to create a controlled skin injury. This damage to the skin will stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin. The freshly produced collagen will rejuvenate your skin by filling in fine lines, resulting in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by removing the wrinkles, scars and stretch marks that can make you look younger as you age. Additionally, micro-needling is not restricted to the face. It can be used on many other body parts, such as arms, legs, neck, back, hands and abdomen. One micro-needling session generally takes 30 minutes. At first, your skin will appear a little bit red — similar to a light sunburn, but your skin will return to normal in a couple of days. The natural growth of collagen will not happen instantly; it takes place over weeks and months. This treatment is not designed to be an “instant fix,” but is intended to improve the health of your skin in the long term.
HOW MANY NUMBERS OF TREATMENTS DOES ONE NEED? For wrinkles or stretch marks, depending on the severity, you may need 4 to 8 micro-needling treatments to achieve optimal results. Please note that all treatments are spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart to ensure the health and safety of your skin. The risk involved in micro-needling treatments are minimal. After a treatment, dry skin or red discoloration may occur, which will typically subside within a few days. WHAT SKIN CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH MICRO NEEDLING? • Wrinkles • Stretch marks • Scars • Acne scarring • Skin tone • Fine lines • Loose skin • Large pores • Discoloration
Regardless of your skin color or type is, micro-needling is the best treatment you can have to have to make your skin look fresh and younger. 10 | August 2018
IT IS TIME TO TREAT YOURSELF
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IN STYLE - FASHION
WHAT TO ADD TO
THE WARDROBE Fall season is maneuvering; it is that kind of weather that is light and sunny yet not too cold. We have thought of some outfits options to ensure a stylish look that suits the temperature out there. Enjoy the natural air while staying outdoor.
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CHOOSE YOUR SCENT Fragrances are changeable according to the occasion, there is that light one that suits the workplace, the more intense that matches the business dinning and the “eau de parfum” for the social outings with friends. Scents preferences differ also with regards to the season. Here’s a collection of both cologne and eau de toilette worth adding to the shopping cart. In case you felt confused between cologne, eau de toilette, and eau de parfum; remember that the difference is only a matter of aromatic concentration. Where cologne is lightest, followed by eau de toilette, and then comes the most intense eau de parfum.
BURBERRY MR. BURBERRY EAU DE PARFUM
CREED ‘SILVER MOUNTAIN’ FRAGRANCE
DIOR SAUVAGE EAU DE TOILETTE
TED BAKER TONIC CU EAU DE TOILETTE
THE WARM AND SPICY ONE - COMME DES GARÇONS BLACK PEPPER 14 | August 2018
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SMART - RELATIONSHIP
WAYS TO MEND A BROKEN TRUST BY YASMINE SHAHINE
No doubt we all agree that all kinds of relationships whether between couples, friends, partners, or even colleagues flourish when partners trust each other to be honest, faithful, respectful, kind, consistent and open to resolving any kinds conflicts that may arise. Trust is the glue that holds relationships together. It is what allows you to feel safe so that you can be vulnerable enough to emotionally connect with another person. When relationships first begin, trust is often given early as part of an unspoken code of honor. People we choose to engage with socially are generally assumed to be trustworthy until proven otherwise. Over time, as we get to know someone, that trust grows and deepens. On the other hand, when we break this trust it is not just with the other person, but often with ourselves. You question not only what the other person did, but how you let the betrayal happen. Depending on the situation, trust can be rebuilt. But the process of building (and rebuilding) trust doesn’t just happen. It takes significant inner work on the part of both partners involved. Here are some tips to help you rebuild broken trust once you’ve decided that the relationship is really worth giving it another chance.. For any a relationship to move forward after a broken trust feeling, it is important that trust be re-established, not only with the other person but, perhaps even more importantly, with yourself.
1.GENUINELY TRY TO FORGIVE THE OTHER PERSON
It is literally impossible to regain trust without first regaining control of your emotional wellbeing by finding your inner peace with the situation. Forgiveness here isn’t about the other person but about your own emotional freedom. Learning to forgive and make peace with things that happened in the past can happen more easily when you take your focus off of the specific events that occurred and instead try to see the perspective of the other person. Seeing someone else’s perspective can help you understand the events that occurred and make them less personal. If you find yourself angry again 16 | August 2018
over the situation that happened, try to pull back and remember the good qualities you know the other person has, and recognize that we all have flaws and make mistakes.
2.TALK TO YOURSELF ABOUT THE REAL POSSIBILITIES TO TRUST THE OTHER PERSON AGAIN After the situation or action that led to breaking trust, all you can do is assess the situation and make an appraisal about what you think is likely to be the behavior in the future. Does the person seem sincerely apologetic and willing to make amends? Does the person act with integrity in other areas of their life? Were
there circumstances that played a role, or does the actions seem to reflect their overall character? Has he or she broken your trust in similar ways in the past? In the big picture, is there more good than bad in the relationship? If the answers to these questions are positive, the choice in front of you is whether or not you can accept the flaws of the other person and again trust that they will act in the best interest of your relationship. There are never any guarantees when it comes to other people. Only time will show whether trust is deserved. However, withholding trust out of fear or anger will prevent you from
emotionally reconnecting with a person and keep your relationship from moving forward in a healthy way.
3.LEARN TO FORGIVE YOURSELF
A very important part of the forgiveness process is forgiving yourself in the first place. You will never have the ability to genuinely forgive any person on this planet if you don’t have the ability to be self-compassionate and self-forgiving first. The mistake that we may all fall into is that most of us when trying to understand a situation, we have a tendency to generate explanations for why things happen, even if they are irrational. Many times we start blaming ourselves: “If I was a better person
in some way, maybe this wouldn’t have happened to me.” We think if we can find the flaw and fix it, we might be able to prevent it from happening again. It is important to know that the behavior of the other person was his or her choice and reflects who they are, not who you are. Only then you will feel real inner peace and only then your heart and mind will have the ability to start rebuilding trust with the other partner. “Never forget that it all starts with you”
clear and open is a very valuable process. When we lie, cheat, steal and do bad things to ourselves or others, we really pay the ultimate price, and we lose what is most precious to us. So if you need help, get it. If you need a change, then make it. Creating trust is a big deal, so treat it that way. There are many roads and turns in this very delicate process of building real trust. If it’s not dealt with properly, then it will destroy your relationship until what remains are ashes and regret.
Rebuilding broken trust is not just a decision, it’s a lifestyle change. It’s about finding inner peace with yourself and deciding to making it work. Keeping any relationship
If you can look at the rebuilding of trust as a learning process that will hopefully bring with it greater intimacy and love, then go ahead on. If not, then make other plans.
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- PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
FOR LIFE BALANCE
Are you a family man who is desperately trying to give the different aspects of your life its adequate time? Or even a single guy who keeps trying to find balance in life? Well, it is true that the busyness of our lives nowadays makes balance a mission impossible. However, there must always be a way out or a tweak to enjoy. The first thing to do is simply to define what are the aspects that you are care about in life.
The life balance theory says that we have around 8 major aspects of life that when we succeed at finding a harmony within, we get to have an enjoyable life. These aspects are as follows: 1. Me time 2. Family 3. Friends 4. Community 5. Health and Well-Being 6. Spiritual 7. Personal Growth 8. Financial The naming of the aspects is subjective, it is changeable according to each one of us definition about every area. Actually the whole theory is adjustable according to the phase you are going through in your life and accordingly the objectives that you have already settled for yourself. Are you wondering how to start? Well, it all starts with the proper planning skills. Plan using a pen and a paper, it is not a must but more of a personal recommendation; let go of digital gadgets for a bit –figure out where your handwriting skills have reached so far.
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Through on that blank piece of paper all the things that are running in your head, the moment you write it down is when you will discover that your mind have had the chance to calm down for a bit. Disconnect from the paper for a while, feel the victory that you managed to write down every single detail despite how long did it take, give yourself a reward. Now, you are invited to revisit the objectives that you wrote. It is guaranteed that this look will be different, you may realize that you stated down something that is not important for you at all, so an area of improvement spotted; because it may happen that you get yourself distracted and by tiny details that pull you back and creates barriers out of the blue. Here comes the priorities’ listing role. Pick up to 3 objectives maximum –again this is a recommendation- and start to develop the suitable action plan to get it done. Keep the golden rule of SMART objectives; keep it Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely-Bounded. Never dismiss the option of seeking help from someone you trust and you are sure he/she can help.
EDITORIAL FEATURE – ITALIAN CUISINE
MEET WITH: CHEF ANTONIO CARRANO GIANNINI, WHERE THE ITALIAN TASTE IS SERVED WITH A TWIST
Filetto di Manzo toscano
Filleto di Tonno Rosso 1. CHEF ANTONIO, TELL US HOW YOU MANAGED TO MAKE GIANNINI A DISTINGUISHED ONE AMONG THE REST OF THE ITALIAN RESTAURANTS? We believe Giannini’s uniqueness relies on its capability to introduce the concept of the New Yorker-Italian style. We serve traditional Italian recipes with some tasty tweaks, as well as the invention of other plates. We have successfully managed to have our own signature dishes for the restaurant. In a nutshell we serve Italian food with a New-Yorker twist.
5. HOW DID YOUR COOKING JOURNEY START? I would like to introduce my background, back to being a 19-year-old guy it all started in England, where my first experience was a dish washer helping out my friends; which led me to work in the top notch restaurants in Italy, Europe and moved forward to other countries like Japan and then I relocated in Cairo, Egypt. My journey in Cairo started in Carlton Ritz, Kempinski, then Cairo Hilton until I landed here at one of the best hotels here, Sheraton Cairo.
2. SHARE WITH US THE NEW THEME THAT YOU WILL BE INTRODUCING IN GIANNINI. Menu concept is promotional regional selection; we decided to provide a wider variety of delicious Italian servings rather than famous ones, like pizza and pasta –worth to mention, we are an Italian restaurant that does not serve pizza. We change the regional menu monthly, we highlight other great plates. It is usually bridging the last weekend of a month with the first one of the following month.
6. IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES THAT MAKE A GOOD CHEF? To become a good chef, you must cook with the same love your mother cooks for you. When you start to put love in your cooking you will become a great chef. Add your passion to the recipes. 7. AWAY FROM COOKING; HOW DO YOU COOPERATE WITH THE TEAM TO ENSURE A GREAT GUEST EXPERIENCE? Motivation is the key.
3. WHAT’S THE TOP RECOMMENDED PLATE TO TRY OUT AT GIANNINI? Filleto di Tonno Rosso
8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EGYPTIAN DISH? Konafa is my favorite dish, it is very sweet but I love it some much.
4. WHAT ARE CHEF ANTONIO’S FAVORITE INGREDIENTS TO USE? Basil and Tomatoes. I believe we have a lot in common between Egypt and Italy. Even the ingredients are easily found here with a great quality and taste that makes it easy to go creative with recipes.
Giannini Restaurant easily found at the First Floor of Sheraton Cairo, its operating hours are from 18:30 to 01:00 daily. Stay updates with all news and promotional menus through Facebook and Instagram. Facebook: facebook.com/gianninisrestaurant/ Instagram: Gianninirestaurant
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SMART - SUCCESS STORY
ENG. AHMED SELIM
THE MAN BEHIND THE GROWING BRICKZEY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
successful business man who is a strong believer in the power of happy employees; the “Partners in Success” as he prefers to name them. Eng. Ahmed who started BRICKZEY in 2015 and managed to skyrocket the business in a very notable timeframe, is very eager to keep excelling in the market and growing the business and its ventures even more. Selim is keen that the company sustains to be a creativity enabler for the team on board.
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PHOTOSHOOT CREDIT: VENUE: THE NILE RITZ-CARLTON PHOTOGRAPHY: ESLAM SISO
1. WOULD YOU SHARE WITH US THE SUCCESS STORY BEHIND BRICKZEY.
We are found in the market five years ago, we started as brokerage agency. Year 2015/2016 we upgraded our service to project management, we found the market need was to find a trusted entity to manage its properties, so far we have a successful track of six projects. Starting 2017, we decided to upscale our scope of work to become not only limited to property management and brokerage. We started up the Cairo Capital Development, and we managed to construct 400 housing units located at Pyramids’ Gardens and it is all sold out during a period that is less than a year. Now we are in charge of a new project that consists of 300 hotel apartments nearby the Egyptian museum, and another agreement of 150 villas located at Sheikh-Zayed, the launching for both projects is expected to be next month.
2. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO JOIN ONE OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE INDUSTRIES IN THE EGYPTIAN MARKET?
BRICKZEY maintains this successful path. We are among the top three companies in the market when it comes to marketing and property management. I think we can easily be recognized as the number one company.
5. IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MAKES THE COMPANY STAND OUT IN THE MARKET?
It is the internal team spirit definitely. At BRICKZEY we are so much keen to inherit the cooperative competition culture. We invest in the fun aspect of work to keep people connected and happy. It is very important for us to find all of the partners of success dealing together as one family. We are sure that such spirit is what makes people willing to join our team and become motivated to give the company more.
6. WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO LOOK FORWARD TO JOINING THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR?
The revolution of this industry urged the market direction to realize that real estate is now the most secured and proper investment. The Egyptian market is now very educated about this fast-growing industry. Many people now are moving out from the crowded city and settling down in other new cities. This revolution in the industry is pretty similar to the Tech revolution that took place in the US from thirty years, and the real state reinvention that happened in the UAE almost twenty five to thirty years ago.
It is very important to mention that this industry still have a lot to give, there is a huge room of potentiality and development, and the market is still capable of receiving more agents, companies, and agencies to fulfill the need. So whoever wants to be on board, it is all about building trustworthy relationships with your clients, colleagues and to be honest about all the information that you provide. Real estate industry foundation is trust, it is similar to banking industry, if you don’t trust the bank you won’t invest your money, same applies for real estate; if you don’t trust the real estate agent you won’t go for a money investment.
3. HOW DID BRICKZEY START?
7. HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR SPARE TIME?
When I first started BRICKZEY, I was the only employee with one assistant. Now, five years later we are 150 employees. And it is worth to mention that we are ranked the second entity in sales revenues among the market.
4. WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS FOR BRICKZEY?
I believe that BRICKZEY is now on top of the marketing and properties’ management’s companies list. All I aim for now is that
I am a traveller. What makes travelling interesting for me is my involvement in the real estate industry. Whenever I travel to disconnect and recharge my energy and power, I return back super inspired which helps me to innovate and when I am back to work, I am back with new ideas.
8. WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRICKZEY?
Our targets for the upcoming year are to be responsible for 20 projects. August 2018 | 21
- CITY TOUR
TOUR IN THE CITY OF
El-Gouna is one of the most breathtaking places and modern resort towns in Egypt, the city that managed to be the premium Holiday Destination across the Red Sea. El- Gouna gained its fame due to its sandy beaches, lagoons, and beautiful coral reefs; it is always a briliant choice to head there for a relaxing, extraordinary vacation. It has more than 18 hotels from which you can choose the best to spend your time at. Speaking of extraordinary vacations, El-Gouna is a place where you can experience new adventures and practice many activities that would keep you entertained. No doubt that snorkeling and diving are two things you should never miss out on if you’re there, for it has the most stunning and beautiful coral reefs and underwater scenes. Not just into the water, but El-Gouna provides more than just a fascinating water experience. Kite-surfing is one thing that you would regret if you didn’t go for such an experience. It’s one of the best spots in the world for such activity. There are multi-lingual kite centers as well. El-Gouna is all about splashing, splashing. When we say splashing, we mean Sliders Cable Park. One of the best water spots where you can enjoy wakeboarding and waterski safely. Also, flying over the water is one breathtaking experience too. Parasailing will guarantee you a stunning view of El-Gouna’s mountains like you have never seen before.
Aside from water splashes, riding horses on the beach is for sure one thing you cannot do in Cairo. Yet, you do not have to fanaticize about it because Habiba Horse in El-Gouna has made that possible. How about taking a ride with a horse by the beach where you can enjoy the beauty of nature! El-Gouna has recently opened horse stable, hosting horses for beginners as well as experienced riders. You should definitely embark on a journey through ElGouna’s desert. It would be one experience you would like to tell everyone you know about. Desert safari is tremendously amazing where you can discover the mountains and the desert in the Red Sea. This city guarantees a memorable experience that you would enjoy.
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Last but not least, if you’re obsessed with that adrenaline rush then definitely the Moto Club should be your next destination where you will enjoy a thrilling experience; the Moto Club is 0 minutes away from your holiday hotel in El-Gouna.
EDITORIAL FEATURE - KERTEN HOSPITALITY
A CLOSE UP ON THE
“KERTEN HOSPITALITY GROUP”
From left to right, Nermine Helmy F&L Managing Editor, Marloes Knippenberg the group CEO, Mohamed Ibrahim F&L PR Director, Antony Doucet Brand Director, and Jaume Puigdengolas Corporate Execurive Officer
n lights of the recent cooperation announced between Tatweer Misr and Kerten Hospitality Group, where the agreement is to launch two hotel brands catering to a diverse set of travelers across IL Monte Galala in Sokhna and Fouka Bay at The North Coast. The concepts to be opened in Egypt will include hotel rooms, fully furnished serviced apartments, bungalows, cabanas, branded beach clubs, and innovative food & beverage concepts.
We have had the chance to meet and interview three bright minds behind the operation of the globally growing and emerging group in Egypt and the Middle East region. These innovative thinkers are, Marloes Knippenberg, CEO at the Kerten Hospitality, Antony Doucet the Brand Director, and Jaume Puigdengolas the Corporate Executive Chef. Kerten is a group of several Hospitality brands which include The House Hotel, The House Residence, and Cloud7 Hotel & Residence. Then they pushed the boundaries further by founding Ouspace, which created supportive, 24/7, full-service work spaces that encourage solo working and collaboration. They extended their focus to food and beverage and developed our own concept for gourmet burgers, Frikadell. Uniting the traditional gourmet burger with a tech-savvy experience, Frikadell has five branches with more in the pipeline. “We have created this whole brand from scratch; it is so much like raising a baby,” said Antony while briefing us about the group portfolio and their aspiration to use their hospitality creative concept in regards of Il Mont Galala and Fouka Bay. Antony added “we are here not only to make business but to leave an impact.” The group aims to promote an out of the box tourism mindset and positioning in the market building on the distinguished Egyptian lifestyle where they are considering revolving around the idea of mixing the local experience with an international punch. We couldn’t help but ask Anthony about the running a successful boutique oriented brand. Where he confirmed it is not a hard thing for the working team on the group, due to their expertise in the hospitality management where they had the chance to work at different reputable hotel chains with varying years of experiences from 12 to 20 years. “When you look at the development in the EMEA region, I think the amount of growth population and the significant percentage of young generation in Egypt is more than any other region; it is unlike any other country,” said
Marloes while we were asking her opinion in the potentiality of the Egyptian market to expand their business interventions at a later stage. Marloes seemed really excited to penetrate the Egyptian market, and she added “It is so difficult for me to do something I am not excited about. If I’m not excited, I cannot feel it, I cannot see it and I cannot do it.” The Middle East region remains a top priority for the Kerten Hospitality group; the group is currently working on projects at Kazakhstan, Romania, Poland, Vienna, and other Mediterranean countries. One of the things that easily differentiate the group as a boutique operator is their focus to mix up all the solutions altogether to provide their own flavored hotel philosophy. Jaume spoke to us about the favorite part, the food and beverage, following distinctive criteria of the Michelin Guide. The idea is simply a grading system for the whole dining experience at a certain restaurant; where the place get rated on 3 levels, 1 Michelin, 2 or 3 Michelin, 3 represents the best and 1 is the least. The purpose of the Michelin evaluation process is to standardize the service quality at a place regardless of who is the Chef in charge, or any other variable. It provides a guideline for all chefs and working staff to ensure the consistency and make a venue revisit-able, as for the Egyptian market; “we aim to upgrade the Egyptian cuisine to a Michelin level,” said Jaume Kerten Hospitality is a division of Ireland-based Kerten, a private and independent investment firm dedicated to creating value and profitable growth. Shaping the future for better living, Kerten Hospitality has a lean and dynamic team who are essentially corporate disruptors, rebel hoteliers and food enthusiasts with hospitality pedigrees from wellknown brands. August 2018 | 23
WHEELS LATEST GOSSIP MG RX5 2018 Overview
The new-for-2018 MG RX5 compact crossover is the latest entry in the Chinese-British brand’s march towards relevance in the mainstream GCC market. There will be a choice of two well-equipped trims with two available powertrains, namely a 1.5-litre with a 7-speed automatic and a 2.0-litre with a 6-speed automatic, both turbocharged. The front-wheel-drive MG RX5 is available with LED headlamps, two-tone 18-inch rims, high-quality cabin finish including soft-touch surfaces, opening panoramic sunroof, adjustable fold-flat rear seats with split/ fold function, power tailgate, keyless entry, a start button and an auto-hold brake function. A remote smart app allows the driver to operate vehicle functions such as remote start and stop air conditioning, vehicle tracking and aftersales appointments, even reminding owners of the services needed for the car. There is a 10.4-inch high-definition infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and navigation on the 2.0T version and an 8-inch color navigation system for 1.5T models. The MG RX5 comes with standard ESP and traction control, a curving braking control system and more. Passive safety features include a strengthened body structure that uses thermal formed steel, multiple airbags, automatic unlocking in the event of a collision and a collapsible steering column, all of which has helped the MG RX5 earn a 5-star rating in the Chinese C-NCAP crash tests.
Opel Grandland X The Grandland X takes styling inspiration from the Opel Insignia with a large front grille and vibrant LED lights. High-placed bumpers, skid plates and a tall ride height all lend the Grandland X a rugged look, and it is undoubtedly the most stylish of Opel ‘s current crossover models. It isn’t the most distinctive SUV in its class however and is rather conservative next to its stable mate, the Peugeot 3008. Our test car is a mid-range SRI specification model and it has upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights and alloy effect skid plates. Stepping inside, the Grandland X is spacious with enough room to ferry five adults in comfort and there’s plenty of room in the boot with 514 liters of space and a flat floor which is ideal for loading bulky items. There’s an appropriate range of adjustment available in the driver’s seat and lots of areas to stow away items with large door bins and cubby holes. The dashboard design is unfussy and our SRI test car has an eight-inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The touch screen system is easy to use on the move, with onboard WIFI and concierge service available through Opel’s OnStar system. All of this means the Grandland X is a wellconnected machine. The optional panoramic sunroof in our test car floods the cabin with light and it’s a lovely upgrade, but costs and additional €700 on the options list.
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If you’ve got your hands full, the available hands-free gesture lift gate opens with just the gentle kicking motion of your foot. What’s more, a programmable memory height can be set for easy reach or to accommodate areas with low ceilings. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats fold flat to create a generous 63.5 cu. ft. of cargo room, so there’s no shortage of space. Offering up to an EPA-estimated 32 MPG highway, the 1.5L turbo engine gives you the optimal balance of power and efficiency. The fun to drive 2.0L turbo engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and offers 252 horsepower with 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Plus, it offers the power to tow. Simply press the Tow/Haul mode button and the transmission will automatically assist you in hauling up to 3,500 lbs. With up to an EPA-estimated 39 MPG on the highway, the 1.6L Turbo-Diesel engine offers impressive fuel efficiency for those longer commutes. Available on LS, LT and Premier models, this system enhances traction and control on slippery or snow-covered roads. With switchable AWD, you can travel in the more fuel-efficient FWD mode and a prompt will appear on the Driver Information Center if the system determines you should switch into AWD. This available feature gives you a virtual overhead view of your vehicle on the available 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen. And with multiple high-definition viewpoints, Surround Vision can help you park and avoid nearby objects during lowspeed maneuvering.
SSANGYONG TIVOLI Higher specification models feature luxurious soft leather seats throughout, a dual-zone air conditioning system and an advanced twomode 4x4 system. Add to this the premium in-car infotainment provided by a 7” LCD multimedia display with touchscreen, displaying both TomTom satnav and rear view camera, and you have a spirited deluxe crossover vehicle at an affordable price. SsangYong Tivoli offers a level of attention to detail and driving experience usually found only in vehicles with a much higher price tag. With the Tivoli, SsangYong is moving away from its previous, slightly agricultural and basic image, without sacrificing its reputation for durability and ruggedness. The car is based on a modern platform and is the smallest vehicle the company has & produced. With good looks and a keen price tag, the Tivoli has respectable showroom appeal. There are two 1.6-litre engines, petrol or a diesel, and we recommend the diesel over the thirstier, slightly harsh petrol. Although the diesel can’t quite match the smoothness of equivalents used by the competition, it does offer plenty of power coupled with reasonable fuel economy. It can also be chosen with the optional four-wheel-drive system, which is switchable for front-wheel-drive economy or 4x4 grip.
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TECHNOLOGY - WHAT’S UP TECH
WHAT’S UP TECH?
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SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9 The recent Samsung release. A device that is equipped with a distinguished and one of a kind technology that enables the mobile to be very unique in the smartphones’ market. The device introduces a more convenient experience when it comes to navigation and control using the magic tool “S Pen.” What is really worth sharing about this phone is the battery lengh. Although Samsung devices own a great reputation when it comes to battery durability however, the upgrade here is something to never dismiss. An all day and powerful battery that has the option to charge wirelessly; isn’t this our lifetime dream? The Note 9 enables iris and face recognition for a higher security level.
HARMAN KARDON SPEAKERS Elegant design full of features and superior sound. Providing the perfect balance of great sound, iconic design, and premium materials, the Onyx Studio 4 is the epitome of room-filling audio. Crafted to be the best sounding, full featured, portable Bluetooth speaker in its class, the Onyx Studio 4 offers two device connections, 8 hours of playtime and Harman Kardon Connect+, which allows you to connect 100+ speakers with the same feature with the touch of a button. Rounding out the Onyx Studio 4 offerings is a built-in microphone with Voice-logic, echo and noise cancellation for crystal-clear conferencing over the speaker.
HP ELITEBOOK X360 SERIES The EliteBook x360 is getting some other nice updates. The laptop is also being offered with an anti-glare screen coating, and the webcam has been updated to 1080p. There are a number of updates to HP’s stylus, too, though it’s sold separately. It now has a higher degree of pressure sensitivity and charges over USB-C; the laptop can also be set to alert you if the stylus goes out of range (i.e. you forgot it somewhere), and the side of the EliteBook is now magnetic so that it’ll clip on (though I’ve never found similar magnets to have a particularly sturdy grip). HP is also updating a bunch of other Elite series products, including the Elite x2 and the EliteOne 1000 all-in-one. There’s also a new 15.6-inch laptop with discrete graphics called the EliteBook 1050. They all offer Intel’s eighth-generation Core i processors.
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FITNESS - BULLETINS
3 POWERFUL BENEFITS OF POST-WORKOUT STRETCHING The foundation of any successful workout includes two main pillars, the pre and post exercises. As much as it is important to warm up prior to hitting the floor with the workout, it is super important also to stretch once done with the workout. These two phases are essential to get the body ready for the upcoming intensity as well as cooling down the body upon finishing. Letâ€™s go through some powerful benefits of a proper set of stretching post-exercise to ensure that maximum benefits of the workout got digested by the body.
1.BETTER FLEXIBILITY One of the top advantages of stretching is increased and enhanced flexibility of various muscle groups in the body. Flexibility is not only important when it comes to fitness, but is a vital component for lowering muscular tension. It aids constricted and contracted muscles to be restored to their original form. If you can stick to post-workout stretches consistently, the body becomes more flexible â€“ the effects are noticeable quickly. You will find it easier to bend, stand, squat and do a host of other flexibility related exercises, which would have otherwise not been possible. For instance, leg stretches after a long run can boost muscular power and endurance. Using muscles and stretching them properly after working out helps to use the same muscles towards a greater range of motion, thereby utilizing their maximum capacity.
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2.Promotes Muscular Coordination and Muscle Tone Stretching ensures enhanced muscular coordination, when muscles are able to work in tandem. This happens only if you are in the habit of stretching on a regular basis, and it enables better functional mobility of muscle groups especially if you are doing functional strength training. Stretching is done after intense weight training sessions as well, because it reduces muscle fatigue and soreness, by speeding recovery time. Thus muscles are prepped and ready for the next workout. 3.Cools Down the Body Gradually After a rigorous workout, your heart rate goes up a great deal, so it is necessary to bring it down. Stretching helps to reduce heart rate at a gradual pace, this puts less pressure on
the heart. The body has a better chance of coming back to its normal equilibrium with gentle stretching than rushing out of the gym into the open air. Muscle fatigue and soreness occurs due to the lactic acid produced by the body when you start exercising. In fact, the lactic acid starts to build up from the moment you begin the workout. Stretching helps to get rid of it and relaxes the muscles. Excessive sweating and dehydration can make your muscles cramp horribly, thereby causing severe pains. By regularly sipping on water and stretching sore muscles, the chances of muscles cramping up are greatly reduced. A lot of this depends on the kind of stretches you include in your workout schedule.
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FITNESS - CHEST BUILDING
6 KILLER EXERCISES TO BUILD A FIRM CHEST
Ironically, some women pay large sums of money just to have boobs as big as some men - but little perky and round – while men can get overwhelmed and embarrassed of them. The main factor behind this phenomenon is gynecomastia, an endocrine system disorder that produces a benign increase in male breast tissue. This case can be easily treated with proper diet and consistent physical activity. Sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, and bad posture for prolonged hours contribute to weight gain, which shows up in all body areas, including the chest. As the pounds pack on, the pectorals start looking flabbier. None of these factors can solely yield effectual results unless one overhauls his training routine, nutrition program, and strong posture.Sleep also allows most of your hormones, such as testosterone and growth hormone, to be released and recover from workouts. Fatigue, on the other hand, undermines your ability to function properly and commit to all three pillars, thus raising your level of body fat. Once you successfully pursue a new lifestyle, you will witness a fruitful transformation in your body’s composition, and those once ghastly flabby boobs will turn into manly pecs. Here are six moves that can fulfill your goal.
Perform in circuit of three sets, 10 reps per exercise: 1. BENCH PRESS There’s a reason all gym rooms contain racks and bars. It is one of the ultimate ways to test strength and power in your chest, shoulders, and triceps. Most guys must work up to 225, but wherever you begin, you’ll start to see results. Lie back on a flat bench. Using a medium width grip, lift the bar from the rack and hold it straight over you; arms locked and chest squeezed. This will be your starting position. Now breathe in as you come down slowly until the bar touches your middle chest. Hold and repeat the workout for the prescribed amount of repetitions. Ideally, lowering the weight should take about twice as long as raising it. 2. KETTLE BELL SWINGS This workout may not directly target the chest, but it will inevitable strengthen the hips, shoulders, and core. Stand with feet about hip-width apart. Hold a kettle bell with both hands in front of you with straight arms. This is your starting position. Squat as you lower the kettle bell along an arc under and between your legs. Keep your back straight. Drive your hips and swing the kettle bell up until your arms are straight and parallel to the floor. Start and finish the swing by loading, firing, and hinging at the hips. Remember to keep your shoulder blades drawn back and down throughout the swing. 3. ALTERNATE DUMBBELL PRESS This bench variation stabilizes your shoulders in addition to providing the same benefits of the traditional bench press. Lie back on a flat bench, hold dumbbells at the outside edges of your shoulders, and then lift them up over your chest. This is your starting position. Keep one arm straight and lower the other dumbbell till it touches 30 | August 2018
the outside of your shoulder, and then push it back to the initial position. Repeat for the opposite side, continuing to alternate between arms. Make sure to push and extend with both hands at the top of each lift. 4. PULL-UPS This workout contributes to the elimination of man boobs by enhancing the shoulder, back, and all way to the torso. If you add a pulling movement between two pushing movements without a stop, you will increase the intensity of the workout and thus build muscles. Grip the bar with an overhead grip and keep arms straight. Squeeze the shoulder blades back and down. Keeping the legs still, pull the body up toward the bar, so that the chin slightly passes the top of the bar. Squeeze the gluteus at the top movement, and then slowly return to the starting position. 5. BAR DIPS If you want to blast the chest and those man boobs, you’d better incorporate bar dips. Stand between a set of parallel bars. With an overhand grip, take a small jump, cross your ankles behind you and lock your arms out. Flex the elbow and lower your body until your arms break 90 degrees in a controlled manner. Reverse the motion by extending the elbow, pushing yourself back up into the starting position. 6. BURPEES This full body push up should be an integral part of any routine! It challenges your cardiovascular system and diminishes your flabby areas in no time! Start off standing straight. Squat down until your hands are on the floor outside your feet. Jump your feet out into a push-up position. Perform a pushup and then jump your feet to your hands. Jump as high as you can, throwing your hands over your head. This counts as one rep.
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- MEET THE EXPERTS
MEET THE EXPERTS
Sarka-Jonae Miller Certified Trainer I AM SUFFERING FROM A PAINFUL SHOULDER WITH SKIN REDNESS. WHAT COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE? A painful shoulder paired with red skin may mean you need medical attention. However, the cause could be something simple like sunburn that may resolve on its own. Several other possible unrelated conditions could cause such symptoms. Parvovirus infection is an extremely contagious ailment that usually affects children, but may develop in adults; a bright red rash that presents on the face and may travel down to the rest of the body. The rash is rare in adults, but sore joints are common -- though not as frequently in the shoulders as the wrists, ankles, knees and hands. Parvovirus usually requires little treatment. • It can also be an allergic reaction or side effects from taking medications. Ask your doctor if any of the medications you are taking could cause side effects. • If a tick bit your shoulder, you may develop Lyme disease, also called borrelia or borreliosis, leading to redness and pain around the bite. The symptoms include skin changes, joint pain, muscle pain, drowsiness, fever, swollen lymph glands, and headache.
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Dr. Kamal Patel Nutrition Researcher and Director of Examine.com DO I NEED A MULTIVITAMIN? Not everyone needs to supplement with a multivitamin. People with a nutrient deficiency that cannot be alleviated through dietary changes may experience benefits from supplementing with a multivitamin, but that also depends on the kind of multivitamin formulation they buy. Multivitamins, like all supplements, should never be used without a good reason. Before purchasing a new supplement, read the label and ask yourself: 1. What ingredients in this supplement are useful for my health goal? 2. What ingredients in this supplement are not useful for my health goal? 3. Will the ingredients hurt me or be counterproductive? 4. If I buy the ingredients individually, will it be more expensive than this supplement? 5. If the multivitamin isn’t harmful and isn’t more expensive than the sum of its parts, it may be worth considering for supplementation.
Julio Canario Fitness Trainer WHY PLANKS ARE BETTER THAN SIT-UPS? Wendy Fryer Physiologist WHY DO MY KNEES CRACK WHEN I DO LUNGES? Hearing a loud pop or crack sound in your knee when you perform a lunge can be disconcerting. Doing a challenging exercise and hearing a strange noise may make you feel as though you are damaging your knee joint. But, if you don’t feel any pain along with the sound, rest assured that it is perfectly normal and won’t hurt anything. If that noise is accompanied by pain or discomfort, it is time to stop lunging and visit your doctor. There might be several reasons why your knee may crack or pop while doing a lunge.
Sit-ups only strengthen the muscles in the front of your midsection. And that’s if you do them correctly, which most people don’t. If you need an exercise that will not only give you the abs of your dreams but also strengthen your entire core, then your focus should be on planks. Unlike sit-ups, planks are an isometric exercise which means that there is no actual movement involved. The muscle contraction happens by remaining still. The most well-known version of the plank involves holding your body above the floor with your toes, hands, forearms and elbows planted on the ground while keeping your body suspended in a prone position. Holding this position for several seconds works the transverse abdominus, obliques, gluteus, and hamstrings. This position mimics your real word posture, or at least, the posture, which you should have by maintaining proper alignment.
Bob Harper Personal Trainer WHICH IS THE BEST CHOICE: BIKE, ELLIPTICAL, OR TREADMILL?
Julius Kieser Fitness Expert
In order, treadmill is the best, bike is second, and elliptical is definitely third. Running on a treadmill is the closest thing to simulating actual running, and you’re getting the most complete full-body workout with the least restricted range of motion. On a bike, even though your motion is restricted, you’re still using natural body movements, and the positioning goes along with your natural alignment. A bike workout such as a spin class, with loud music and a motivational teacher, can be an extremely grueling workout! The elliptical restricts the range of motion resulting in short, limited and unnatural movements, though it is still a viable option based on an individual’s prior injuries.
IS IT SAFE FOR OBESE PEOPLE TO LIFT WEIGHTS? Yes, natural, functional movements are safe and encouraged for obese people. The only thing to keep in mind for an obese person is that their organs are being crushed by their visceral fat, so have to work harder, therefore intensity must be managed to prevent organ trauma. When they do lose their weight, however, previously obese people can become phenomenal athletes because of how powerful their organs have had to become. August 2018 | 33
BODY & HEALTH - IMMUNITY
PRE-SEASON HEALTH PRECAUTIONS BY: ALAA BASYOUNI
Seasonal changes have a drastic effect both physically and psychologically. As summer bids us farewell and the wind starts getting colder it is important to pay attention to your health status. It is crucial to have a general check up every 6 months, if you are new to this adopting this habit try to go for a checkup at least once every year. Try to invest in your body, by having a bi-annual checkup which will simply ensure that your body is functioning normally. Also, a general checkup detects any disease in its early onset phase hence, its treatment would be much easier. Meanwhile, work on boosting your immunity to stay protected as the flu season approaches. Flu shots are recommended mainly for elderly and for those suffering from low immunity. It is recommended to get immunized before winter. Flu vaccines provide protection from last yearâ€™s flu viruses but, it is does not mean you may not catch a flu in the upcoming season as flu viruses constantly mutate and change. Minor changes to your lifestyle can go a long way to naturally boost your immunity and help maintain your health. A daily exercise of at least 30 minutes will not only help shed any extra weight but, it will enhance your im34 | August 2018
munity, relieve stress, and uplift your mood. One of the biggest issues with our lifestyle is not getting enough exercise. Find a work out buddy to keep you motivated, or sign up with a personal trainer if you need an extra boost of motivation, or start exercising with your significant other to further strengthen your bond. Working out is essential for your mind, body and soul. Additionally, you can boost your bodyâ€™s natural defenses by choosing the right foods to eat. Your daily diet is the primary guard to most infections and diseases. Always start your day with a big nutritious meal. Try to incorporate a spoonful of honey in your break-
fast, as honey contains natural simple sugars which are great to boost your energy levels, it is also rich in antioxidants will help combat inflammations, strokes, and heart disease. Pair the honey with a cup of yoghurt which is rich in probiotics to further boost your immunity. Furthermore, have different options for breakfast along the week, add eggs to your meal, they are a great source of high value proteins which are essential for the formation of immune combating antibodies. Having carbs during breakfast is both important and guilt free. Carbs in your first meal of the day will provide you with energy, warmth, and the calories will be burnt along the day.
Avoid skipping meals by all means, it is difficult not to skip meals and eat healthy while working, make the time to prepare healthy snacks before going to work. A handful of unsalted nuts which are rich in omega-3, vitamins, and minerals are a great option. Finger cut vegetables as carrots and cucumbers will help keep you full and provide you with vitamins and fibers. It will only take 5 extra minutes in the morning to grab these snacks before you had out to your workplace. When it is lunch time, make sure you have a portion of fresh salad dressed with lemon and olive oil. Pick grilled over fried options, fried food are dense in harmful calories and provide little health benefits. Avoid having caffeinated drinks after your lunch instead go for citrus fruits or fresh citrus juices to further enhance the absorption of nutrients from your meal. Citrus fruits help with absorption of iron into your body thus, protecting you from anemia.
End your day with a light dinner containing fruits or vegetables, cheese, and whole grains bread. Unwind after a long work day with a cup of ginger tea which is great to keep your body protected from catching colds, or green tea which is rich in potent antioxidants. It is important to mention that avoiding bad habits as smoking has a huge impact on your health and immunity. Smokers are more prone to catching colds, and they more likely to have a longer recovery. Moreover, being exposed to constant stress increases your bodyâ€™s natural cortisone level which negatively affects your immunity. Finding means to frequently relieve stress is crucial for healthy living. Furthermore, maintaining a good hygiene helps to get rid of most germs we get exposed to on daily basis. Frequently wash your hands especially before your meals. Avoid being in closed spaces for long hours,
and do get some direct sunlight exposure for 15- 20 minutes daily to get your dose of vitamin D. Our immune system is an interactive network of organs, cells and proteins that protect our body from many viruses and bacteria. When our immune system is working properly, we do not even notice it. It is when the performance of our immune system is compromised that we face illness. The amazing thing about the immune system is that it is constantly adapting and learning so that the body can fight against bacteria or viruses that change over time. Eating right, working out, avoiding stress, and dropping bad habits are few of the simple lifestyle modifications towards healthy living. Start with these immune boosting basics and, read up on the flu vaccine and decide whether it is right for you. August 2018 | 35
BODY & HEALTH - MINDFULL EATING
EAT YOUR WATER
ummer gets even tougher every year. It is agreed that usually July and August are the highest in terms of weather forecast. Watching out the water intake is a must all the year around; however some people do not really mind their consumption unless it is summer time. Some food enables the body hydration greatly, you know such as that great Egyptian ritual of watermelon and cheese! You can work on injecting some other goodies into your lifestyle to beat hydration other than cucumber, tomato, watermelon, and lettuce –which are the common options that we opt for when thirst attacks.
Raspberries contain 87% of water. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, raspberries are a delicious fruit with many health benefits. They have a high concentration of elegiac acid, a phenolic compound that prevents cancer, thereby stopping the growth of cancer cells and eliminating the progress of cancers. Raspberries reduce wrinkles, prevent muscular degeneration and promote optimal health.
At seven calories per cup, hydrating spinach is undeniably a great food to fill up on when you want to lose weight. One cup provides more than 50 percent of your daily vitamin A needs, as well as being high in protein and vitamin C.
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Broccoli contains 91% of water. Broccoli contains antioxidants that can help the body in a variety of ways. Broccoli is deeply concentrated with vitamin C, making it great for immunity. Other than this, broccoli also contains flavonoids which help recycle the vitamin C efficiently. It is also enriched with carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene and other power packed antioxidants. Vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and few calories. Need we say more? (Just in case: It’s composed of 91 percent water, too!)
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BODY & HEALTH - RECIPES
Balanced Unusual Recipes WILD RICE SALAD SERVES 6 COOKS IN25 MINUTES DIFFICULTYSUPER EASY
INGREDIENTS • 400 g mixed rice, such as Camargue, wild, long-grain • 150 g mixed nuts • ½ a bunch of fresh basil , (15g) • ½ a bunch of fresh mint , (15g) • 75 g dried apricots • extra virgin olive oil METHOD 1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions until tender. Drain, then allow to cool. 2. Roughly chop the mixed nuts, pick and roughly chop the basil and mint leaves, then roughly chop the apricots. 3. Combine with the rice, season with sea salt and black pepper, then drizzle with oil. Serve with grilled meat or fish.
PISTACHIO, APRICOT & DARK CHOCOLATE ENERGY BARS MAKES 16 COOKS IN50 MINUTES DIFFICULTYSUPER EASY INGREDIENTS • olive oil , for greasing • 75 g shelled pistachios • 100 g mixed seeds • 250 g rolled oats • 8 Medjool dates • 100 g dried apricots • 50 g quality dark chocolate (70%) • 100 ml maple syrup • 4 tablespoons smooth almond butter 38 | August 2018
METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm square baking tin. 2. Chop the pistachios, then scatter over a baking sheet with the mixed seeds and oats, and roast for 20 minutes, or until golden and toasted, turning occasionally. 3. Meanwhile, destone and roughly tear the dates, and roughly chop the apricots and chocolate. 4. Place the maple syrup, almond butter, dates and 150ml of water in a small saucepan over a low heat. Gently heat for
10 minutes, mashing the dates with the back of your spoon, until you have a sticky sauce. 5. Tip the oats, seeds and pistachios into a large bowl along with the apricots and pour over the maple syrup mixture. Coat everything in the sticky sauce before gently folding through the dark chocolate. 6. Pour the mixture into the baking tin, using a back of a spoon to press into an even layer. 7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden, then cut into portions.
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BOOK THE SUBTLE ART
OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE
TORAB EL MAS
Taha is a medical representative at a pharmaceutical company who’s living an extremely boring life. Taha is talented when it comes to words, and a professional seller who knows how to attract a lot of customers to buy the company’s products. At home, he is living with his disabled father. When a mysterious murder occurs, Taha’s world turned upside down, as his curiosity dragged him to reveal many secrets that brought him into a brand new world that is crime and corruption oriented. For those who’ve been reading Mourad’s novels, we all know how good the story of Torab El Mas is! Imagine such great story directed by the brilliant Marwan Hamed and featuring an awesome cast.
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In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Mason doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
The Rain may be Netflix’s first Danish original series, but its premise will look somewhat familiar to anyone who watches The Walking Dead. No, The Rain does not contain any zombies. But within the first ten minutes, it becomes obvious that it will be another post-apocalyptic drama about a virus that devastates humanity, leaving precious few people behind to figure out how to scrap their way toward continued survival. If you’re into that sort of thing, it will grab your attention right away and, based on the initial three episodes made available to critics — most likely hold on to it. But if you’re at all fatigued of dramas about the demise of humanity, you may find it hard to soldier through, especially if you try to swallow all eight episodes in a sitting or two.
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UPCOMING EVENTS E-COMMERCE SUMMIT 2018 SEPTEMBER 26
The ultimate destination for every retailer and brand on the quest for getting to know all about E-Commerce. WHAT IS E-COMMERCE SUMMIT? A grass-root movement stirring up the conversation about the potential of selling online, a place educating and raising the awareness of retailers and brands about the inner workings of E-Commerce and a unique chance for top-tier retailers to network with service providers, marketeers and industry leaders sharing the passion for E-Commerce under the same roof. WHY ATTEND E-COMMERCE SUMMIT? It’s a first of its kind opportunity for every E-Commerce-related function to be present under one roof raising awareness about E-Commerce. The summit will introduce you to the wholesome E-Commerce experience and its inner workings from stepping into selling online and tailoring your business strategy to handling payments and logistics, understanding what your customers need and how to shape the experience to achieve conversion as well as all the behind-the-scenes technicalities. One Day. Infinite Possibilities For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ecommsummiteg/
DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY & MINNIE’S DOORWAY TO MAGIC! 27,28, AND 29 SEPTEMBER
Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic! Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the key! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination. Rules: 3 years old requires full Ticket, less than 3 years old are not allowed No photos or videos. No flash no lasers. Event date and time: Thursday 27 September at 4 PM & 7 PM Friday 28 September 10 AM , 4 PM & 7 PM Saturday 29 September 12 PM, 4 PM & 7 PM Venue: Cairo stadium indoor halls complex - Nasr City For more information: https://www.facebook.com/DinoActivations/
NLP Practitioner Training SAT, 13 OCTOBER | 09:30
Are you ready to begin your journey of personal development and growth. On the NLP practitioner course you will learn, change and rediscover yourself. You will acquire skills that can be applied to all areas of your life including, business, education, therapy, coaching, sport or just for your own personal growth. The certification for this programme is internationally recognised, and upon successful completion you will receive the following certificates:
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NLP Practitioner Certificate (Accredited by ABNLP) Hypnotherapy Practitioner Certificate (Accredited by ABH) Time Line Therapy Practitioner (Accredited by TLTA) NLP Coach practitioner Certificate ( Accredited by ABNLP) You will be eligible to become a meber of the biggest NLP accrediting body that currently exists. The training will be delivered by Dr. Omar Raafat, who is an ABNLP accredited NLP Trainer.
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The Egypt Water Desalination Forum will assemble the leading stakeholders involved in Egypt desalination projects to discuss the planning, design, build, operation and maintenance of desalination plants, including potential new delivery models, financing strategies and cost and energy saving technologies to ensure the continued growth and development of the desalination industry and the Egyptian economy.
THE WONDER OF BREATH RETREAT 20 SEPT AT 14:30 – 22 SEPT AT 14:30
What if the key to a higher standard of living and an immediate improvement in your wellbeing is something, literally, right under your nose, something you’re already doing? The breath is an anchor to the present moment, a bridge back to yourself and a compass on your journey inwards. It’s a tool with immense potential for healing ourselves but, for most, it’s also no more than a background function that’s rarely appreciated. This 3 day / 2 night retreat is all about coming home to the breath and learning how to use it as an instrument towards understanding yourself, learning how to navigate the situations you encounter within and without, and tapping into the potential that you are. Each day will begin with 30 minutes of light yoga to prepare us for the practice ahead and include several hours of instruction and breath-focused practice. And when it’s all said and done, hopefully you’ll come away with some new insight on an old tool that can help you realize your highest purpose and lead a more conscious, balanced and appreciative existence. This retreat is designed to be approachable and it’s open to all participants regardless of age, physical condition or ailments but it’s intended for those who are ready and willing to commit themselves to a practice. To be sure, I’m not offering a quick-fix but a set of tools with the potential to transform your life if practiced daily. Fees (all-inclusive) – Single - LE4,600 | Double - LE3,600 | Triple - LE3,300
BIKER ZONE VOL.5 12 AND 13 OCTOBER
Biker Zone Vol.5 !!.. It’s our 5th ANNIVERSARY Biker Zone is the biggest and exclusive festival for all outdoor, adventure, extreme and underground sports, it has been a huge platform for all families, car groups, bikes clubs, and communities across the last years and expanding. Biker Zone is considered the biggest gathering for all adventure and free sports’ lovers of all kinds such as motorsports, air bikes, safaris, desert activities, 4-wheel drive vehicles, RC, scouts, capoeira, parkour and many other creative and free sports and activities. This year will be totally outstanding one , Celebrating the 5th anniversary, Find Your Challenge Biker Zone Expo & Show “5th Anniversary” from the 12th to the 13th of October DATE & TIME: 12/13 October 2018 VENUE; Cairo Festival City, 5th Settlement For more information: https://www.facebook.com/BikerZoneExpoShow/
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THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUTURE SMART CITIES
PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN SPORTS MEDICINE STARTS OCTOBER 2018, EACH MONDAY UNTIL OCTOBER 2019
A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and Internet of things technology in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets include local departments’ information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals and other community services. It is promoted to use urban informatics and technology to improve the efficiency of services to enable a better quality of life. So, as a first step toward change IEREK is lunching “Future Smart Cities Conference” for the first time in hopes of disseminating research and knowledge on the methods through which cities may be transformed into Smart cities. And the topics are: 1- The Development of Cities 2- Transportation in Cities 3- Smart building 4- Sustainability in Cities 5- Computing for Future Cities
Course Outlines : 1. Basic science of sports medicine: . Anatomy of musculoskeletal system . Basic of biomechanics . Sport medicine physiology 2. Sports related injury 3. Sports related emergencies 4. Practical studies: . Immediate life support program . Drug testing workshops . Bracing workshops . Sports medicine clinic visits . Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics . Field visits . Interaction workshops
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EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC ARABIAN DINING AT THE NILE RITZ-CARLTON, CAIRO
Arabian flavors arrive to The Nile Ritz-Carlton with the relaunch of the hotel’s Arabian outlet and the fully renovated Bab El Sharq Restaurant. Set amid lush gardens with a view of the Egyptian Museum, the outdoor restaurant offers a traditional dining experience in the heart of Cairo. The guests will experience their first glimpse of the restaurant through a stunning entry way that leads to a lavishly laid out dining outdoor area featuring boasting marvelous views of the famous Egyptian museum and garden city. Bab El Sharq guests will witness a new revitalizing atmosphere in an Arabian open air dining concept; the new restaurant will offer a new contemporary look and feel with traditional comfortable seating areas that matches with the ambience. The restaurant will bring a world of mouthwatering authentic flavors, a gastronomic destination with a traditional Arabian fare. Chef Nassib the qualified Syrian chef has designed a tantalizing authentic menu of classic oriental dishes from all over the Middle East, served in our lush gardens with spectacular views of the Egyptian museum.
ASHRAF MICHEL PROMOTED TO GENERAL MANAGER AT RENAISSANCE CAIRO MIRAGE CITY HOTEL
Renaissance Cairo Mirage City hotel is pleased to announce that Ashraf Michel has been promoted as the hotel’s General Manager as of April 1 2018. Ashraf had been working as a Hotel Manager since July 2015. After beginning his career in 1986 at Sonesta Hotel Cairo, Michel held several positions in the Sales, Operations, Rooms and Revenue departments in Concorde El Salam, Sonesta Hotel Tower and Casino, Radisson Blu Hotel Cairo and Alexandria; finally joining Renaissance Cairo Mirage City hotel when it opened in 2012 as Resident Manager. Ever since the hotel opened its doors in 2013, Mr. Michel has demonstrated leadership and effective management in all aspects of the hotel’s operations. Ashraf had been working as a Hotel Manager since July 2015. During the past 6 years, Ashraf has integrated rapidly into the Marriott culture and shown great perseverance and diligence in establishing a very positive perception of the hotel’s products and services with all guests. Among his numerous tasks he never fell short from motivating and inspiring all his Ambassadors to do their utmost for higher quality service, bringing with him rich leadership experience from Sonesta Hotels and Radisson Blu Hotel.
SUSHI TIME AT SHOGUN IN INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO CITYSTARS
FAMOUS FOOLTBALL FRENCH PLAYER NICOLAS ANELKA AT MARRIOTT MENA HOUSE, CAIRO
The iconic Marriott Mena House, Cairo is always a first choice of stay of celebrities and key figures around the globe for being uniquely located in the shadows of the Great pyramids of Giza combined with its luxurious environment and service.The famous Nicolas Sébastien Anelka the French football manager and former player who was also a regular member of the France national team has chosen to spend his recent visit to Egypt at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo . Anelka was welomed upon his arrival to the hotel by Mr. Amr Rady, Sales Manager.
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Head for Shogun and enjoy the new promotion launched this month. You will find the best of sushi creations on our finest sushi menus, with more magical Japanese creations on the main menu. At Shogun, Japanese dining takes on a completely new perspective so that you may treat yourself to our new sushi bundles and choose from a variety of sashimi, nigari sushi and maki rolls. Enjoy a family or a friends gathering and choose from our assorted combination of either 50 pieces at EGP 550 or 100 pieces at EGP 999 non inclusive of taxes and service charge. Shogun offers you the privacy you are looking for after a long day of work. You will discover the fine art of Japanese cuisine renowned for its visual appeal and beautiful, eye-dazzling colours. Sushi, Teppanyaki, Sashimi, as well as many other mouth-watering appetizers could be enjoyed while seated on one of the Japanese live-cooking tables, or at the Sushi Bar.
PRIVATE DINING AT JW MARRIOTT CAIRO
Private dining rooms are one of the most valued assets that any quality establishment can offer their clientele. Favored by royalty, rock-stars, and anyone who wishes to keep their private business private, they’re a highly sought-after treasure – an alluring, semisecret, ‘world-awayfrom-the-world’ for those seeking exclusivity, service excellence, and exceptional experiences. Look no further than the superior private dining room offerings from JW Marriott Hotel Cairo. CUCINA; Savor mouth-watering Italian delicacies within this stately. Cucina’s private dining room seats up to 10 guests, and is open for lunch and dinner. AHLEIN; Immerse yourself in the delicious flavors of Lebanese. This private dining room can host up to 30 guests, and is available from 6pm for dinner only. JW’S STEAKHOUSE; Enjoy succulent hand-cut steaks, crisp salads, fresh seafood and luscious desserts in the luxuriant surrounds of this cozy private retreat. Featuring privacy screens and a barrel-vaulted wooden ceiling, the private dining room at JW’s Steakhouse can seat up to 8 guests, and is available from 6pm for dinner only.
MARRIOTT MENA HOUSE, CAIRO RANKED AMONG WORLD’S GREATEST PLACES TO VISIT
Iconic Marriott Mena House, Cairo has earned a spot on Time magazine’s list of the world’s greatest places to stay in among other stunning spots around the world. The Time magazine selection is based on nominations from editors, correspondents and industry experts around the world across categories such as meseums, parks, restaurants, cruises and hotels. Each was evaluated based on factors like quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence. The hotel’s breathtaking view overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza and tranquil surroundings has played host to Kings and Emperors, Heads of State and celebrities for over 130 years.
SOFITEL EL GEZIRAH WELCOMES AHMED AMEDDAH AS NEW DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGES Sofitel Cairo Nile EL Gezirah General Manager Laurent Betourne recently announced the appointment of Ahmed Ameddah as the new Director of Food & Beverages.
THE SUSHI CHEF LAURENCE LISING IS NOW AT LE MERIDIEN PYRAMIDS
Le Meridien Pyramids introduces a new Filipino Sushi Chef at the Latest Recipe Restaurant. Chef Laurence Lising has many years of experience and has worked at a lot of five stars hotels such as Grand Hotel and Smitty’s Family Hotel in Alberta, Canada. He’s famous for his great Asian food and sushi. Chef Laurence is extinguished by his outstanding methods of culinary technics and interesting live cooking show guaranteeing a unique experience that all restaurant guests will enjoy.
Ahmed has over than 14 years of hospitality experience with 11 years in Sofitel Hotels & Resorts. In March 2007 Ahmed joined Sofitel Marrakesh as Restaurant Manager where he started his journey with Accor Hotels, then moved In November 2012 to SOFITEL ABIDJAN HÔTEL in Ivory Cost as Deputy F&B Director where he did an exceptional job, after two years got promoted as Director of F&B and moved to SOFITEL Jeddah Corniche KSA his previous role before his new appointment at Sofitel El Gezirah. Join us in welcoming Ahmed to Cairo and to Sofitel El Gezirah family.”
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HOTELS STEIGENBERGER HOTEL EL TAHRIR RECEIVES 6 CONSECUTIVE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir has once again been recognized as a top performing hotel based on guest reviews as it received the Guest Review and excellence Awards 2018 from Booking.com, TripAdvisor , Orbitz, Holiday Check , Expedia and Hotels.com the 6 top world leaders in booking accommodations online. Steigenberger El Tahrir is delighted to receive such prestigious awards which are symbols of excellence signifying that the hotel is considered a best guest experience provider among other listed competing properties on the six websites. These awards are given out to hospitality properties throughout the world on an annual basis in recognition of their outstanding achievements over the past year and exemplifying the consistently high level of service and hospitality provided by the property Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir has been honored with multiple awards and recognition from organizations of national and international repute offering a sensory experience defined profoundly by its style, culture and elegance.
ATTIJARIWAFA BANK EGYPT SPONSORS THE 2ND EDITION OF EL GOUNA FILM FESTIVAL
Both parties share a vision that utilizes arts and culture to create an attractive and compelling scene, which will help Egypt regain its pioneering role in the region as a hub of arts and filmmaking. One of the festival’s goals is to reflect Egypt’s stability and to present the country to the world in a prestigious manner; vigorously promoting tourism. The festival aims to act as a catalyst in attracting foreign investments to the country, and to present Egypt as a flourishing market for investors.
TATWEER MISR SIGNS EXCLUSIVE MOU WITH EMERGING AND INNOVATIVE HOTELIER KERTEN HOSPITALITY TO BRING BOUTIQUE HOTELS TO EGYPT
FEEL ALIVE AGAIN WITH THE NEW IKEA 2019 CATALOGUE
As it celebrates 75 years of IKEA’s legacy, the new catalogue also includes a diverse range of furnishings and fittings for the home which reflect its Swedish heritage and other cultural influences from around the globe. True to its ethos, the 2019 edition is also full of features and content that not only offers design inspiration, but promotes the idea living sustainably and provides practical solutions in which to do so. The IKEA store in Cairo will be inviting shoppers to join them in IKEA’s 75 years birthday celebrations, over a course of continuous weekends through September to December, with numerous fun-filled family activities, children’s workshops, cooking classes and workshops for adults.
The agreement, which sees Kerten Hospitality work exclusively with Tatweer Misr in Egypt, includes two of Kerten’s brands. One of these is the boutique hotel and serviced apartment concept. The second is Kerten’s first brand catering to the next-generation, connected traveler, Cloud7 Hotel & Residence. The number of projects in the pipeline include seven hotels in total, which will be located in Tatweer Misr’s flagship projects IL Monte Galala in Sokhna and North Coast’s Fouka Bay.
DISNEY LIVE! RETURNS TO EGYPT PRESENTING MICKEY AND MINNIE’S DOORWAY TO MAGIC UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MINISTRIES OF TOURISM AND INVESTMENT WHIRLPOOL PRIORITIZES ADVANCED ENERGY EFFICIENCY WITH ITS ECO-FRIENDLY HOME APPLIANCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The appliances help manage your summer energy bills and also give you peace of mind with the intuitive 6TH SENSE technology. The Whirlpool SupremeCare Washing Machine steers you towards more sustainable energy consumption, by optimizing resources with A+++ -60% energy saving. The appliance’s innovative 6TH SENSE technology enables PrecisionDoseTM which dispenses just the right amount of detergent and softener for each cycle type, saving up to 12 litres of detergent with automatic dosage for the optimal washing of your most delicate garments. 46 | August 2018
Magic comes to Cairo, as Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader of live touring family entertainment, announced in a press conference its collaboration with the leading Egyptian activation agency, Dino Activations. The agency has pioneered the entertainment industry in Egypt by bringing the biggest productions: Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, to the region. The show features more than 25 Disney characters, giving the audience an exceptional night of entertainment with favorite songs, mesmerizing illusions and Disney Stars, including the ‘True Original’ Mickey Mouse who is celebrating his 90th anniversary this year. With Disney Live!, Feld Entertainment creates an unforgettable show that compiles many of the audience’s favorite Disney films, such as Tangled, Aladdin, Toy Story and more.
IN LINE WITH ITS ROLE AS EGYPTâ€™S LEADING CORPORATE CITIZEN ORANGE EGYPT SPONSORS THE 2ND EDITION OF EL GOUNA FILM FESTIVAL Orange Egypt, the leading provider of integrated telecommunications services, announced its sponsorship of the second edition of the El Gouna Film Festival from September 20th to 28th, 2018, in El Gouna, Red Sea with the aim of supporting the cultural and artistic movement believing in the importance of being part and parcel of the cultural scene with a social and human impact. The festival will be held this year with the participation of a constellation of stars of art and culture from Egypt and the world, to enjoy screening more than 80 different artistic works including long, short films, and documentaries, which were produced in several Arab and foreign countries.
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ZOOM IN 400 MILLION POUNDS OF EGYPTIAN INVESTMENTS TO LAUNCH THE BRITISH BRAND “MG” As a permanent distributor of new vehicles in the Egyptian market, Al Mansour Group has been the pioneer in the automotive market for more than 40 years. It has continued to pump more investments in Egypt by adding exclusive power to the MG brand by injecting investments worth EGP 400 million, Over the next five years. In the presence of Eng. Adel Khedr, Chairman of Al Mansour Group, Eng. Ankoush Arora, Chief Operating Officer of Al Mansour Motor Company, Mr. Matt Lei, Vice President of SAIC Motors, MG MG, Mr. Mustafa Abdel Halim, Mohammed Sheikh, Head of Sales and Marketing for Mansour MG, and a group of company leaders.
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