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Mobile Shop: Job opportunities are for men only

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I receive wrong emails often. Sometimes they are funny but usually plain boring. I also receive around 5000 spam messages per week.

Today I received the following email from Mobile Shop HR department. They have two job opportunities. The first is something called "Sales Maker" and it seems to be gender specific. The other is called "Net woek Admin" and it requires, among a list of technical stuff, good command of English language.

Language issues aside. Is this sex limitation legal, specially when it is not a job that requires strenuous activity (and shouldn't they leave this for the person to decide)?

Mobile Shop runs 58 branches across Egypt.

Read it:

Title sales maker

Company Profile:

THE LARGEST RETAIL TELECOMUNICATION SOLUTION IN EGYPT

Job Details & Qualifications:

Employment Type: Permanente.

Job Type: Full Time.

Gender: Males

Job Location: ALL EGYPT

Preferred Major: Any

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ø Excellent command of English Language.

Ø Very Good Knowledge of MS Office.

Ø Prefer candidates with SALES ADVANTAGECertificate.

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Send an updated C.V. with a Personal Photo via Email: ISLAM_HR@MOBILESHOPEGYPT.COM

NET WOEK ADMIN

SKILLS:

§ Can Deal with All Microsoft Windows Systems.

§ Assist in designing and implement and maintain networks including Voip

§ Troubleshoots users problems(OS,Applications,Hardware,and Network)

§ Maintain Microsoft networks and connectivity including domain / groups.

§ Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications and virus

Protection software and ADSL.

خطف فيليب رزق

ترجمة لتدوينة سارة كار من مدونة تفاهات عن أحداث يوم خطف فيليب رزق.

عطلة نهاية الأسبوع الأخيرة أظهرت أن العدالة يمكن أن تهدم من أساسها بطرق كثيرة، بما في ذلك بواسطة ميكروباص سوزوكي أبيض.

في يوم الجمعة، نظم الصحافي و طالب الماجستير وصانع الأفلام والمدون فيليب رزق وأخرون مسيرة من ضمن حملتهم "إلي غزة" وأنا ذهبت للتغطيتها. لم أخذ الكلمة على محمل الجد. و لكن أنتهى الأمر بأننا مشينا ما يقرب المليون كيلومتر للمحافظة المجاورة.

الحرية للعميد ميت

كان من المفترض أن أضع هنا صورة لي بسلاح بلاستيك. السبب هو مشاركة الأخوة المدونون في حملتهم لدعم المدون محمد عادل. محمد (العميد ميت) عادل قبضت علية مباحث أمن الدولة بعد ما شارك قافلة إغاذة لغزة في نوفمبر الماضي و نشر صورة له بسلاح كلاشنكوف ملك أحد فصائل حماس.

من مراقب مصري:

Obama & Israel

Amidst all the fanfare the following is on the brand new White House website about the Obama-Biden plan for the rest of the world:

* Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Obama and Biden will make progress on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a key diplomatic priority from day one. They will make a sustained push -- working with Israelis and Palestinians -- to achieve the goal of two states, a Jewish state in Israel and a Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security.

...

* Ensure a Strong U.S.-Israel Partnership: Barack Obama and Joe Biden strongly support the U.S.-Israel relationship, and believe that our first and incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be to the security of Israel, America's strongest ally in the region. They support this closeness, and have stated that the United States will never distance itself from Israel.
* Support Israel's Right to Self Defense: During the July 2006 Lebanon war, Barack Obama stood up strongly for Israel's right to defend itself from Hezbollah raids and rocket attacks, cosponsoring a Senate resolution against Iran and Syria's involvement in the war, and insisting that Israel should not be pressured into a ceasefire that did not deal with the threat of Hezbollah missiles. He and Joe Biden believe strongly in Israel's right to protect its citizens.

White phosphorus

Evidence of the use of white phosphorus by Israel in its war on Gaza is everywhere. Videos, photographs and accounts by bloggers and reporters are more than sufficient.

Medical evidence on the effects and management of white phosphorus is scarce. Pubmed returns 14 papers with search criteria "`white phosphorus' burn" most of them describing the experiences of burn units along its years of operation with people who contacted the material accidentally.

White phosphorus is an extremely menacing substance whether it is used on a densely populated area or not.

It ignites spontaneously at temperatures above 34°C, producing fumes with a garlic-like odour and phosphoric acid which promotes further burning. It can be extinguished with water but will reignite again when dry.

So if a person comes in contact with phosphorus. He will suffer burns that might start again spontaneously inside his own wound. Even hours later.

A solemn account of the properties of white phosphorous burns is mentioned in the `In Gaza' blog:

More numbers to donate mobile phone credit to

You can help the injured from Gaza—being treated in Egyptian hospitals—by transferring mobile credit to their phones. A one minute phone call to Gaza costs around 5 EGPs.

All the patients are accompanied by only one family member or a relative. They were quickly transfered from the overwhelmed hospitals in Gaza to Egyptian hospitals. They didn't have much time to take clothes or enough money with them.

By transferring credit from your mobile you will be helping families keep in touch.

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