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2011-08-12 02:00:00

LONDON, August 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- -travelmatch.co.uk, a new travel discovery engine, is reporting a significant surge in the popularity of the luxury holiday brand Sensatori; the company has seen a huge increase in the number of people searching their site for the brand- travelmatch.co.uk [http://www.travelmatch.co.uk ] say that more and more families are jetting off to fantastic locations for luxury holidays in order to get away on their dream holidays. Last month...

2011-05-27 06:00:00

LONDON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelmatch is advising travellers to stay positive as it appears that an ash cloud will not disrupt flights this weekend; the company is still recommending that British tourists monitor various online sources to stay on top of this developing situation. Online travel provider Travelmatch is advising tourists to track the situation carefully as a second ash cloud returns to Europe. The eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland has created an ash...

2008-09-14 18:00:18

IRON Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson piloted one of the planes that rescued XL holidaymakers stranded abroad, it was revealed last night. A passenger spotted the rocker on the specially-chartered Monarch Airlines flight from Sharm El Sheikh yesterday morning. Dickinson is a trained Boeing 757 pilot and is known to have been employed by the UK charter airline Astraeus. Holidaymaker Marc Cryer said he knew the musician was also a trained pilot but was still surprised to see him onboard...

2008-08-14 15:00:43

SCOTS budget airline flyglobespan is launching flights between Glasgow and the Egyptian resort of Hurghada. Tickets are now on sale for flights, which start in early November, with fares costing from pounds-120 one-way. The airline operates weekly flights between Glasgow and the popular resort of Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. Flyglobespan chairman Tom Dalrymple said: "We are delighted to be launching another direct flight from Scotland to Egypt. "The success of the Sharm el Sheikh - which...

2008-07-02 15:00:27

Egyptian radio broadcast a commentary on 2 July by Wijdan Mubashir on the African Union's summit held in Sharm al-Shaykh over the past two days. The radio says that "Sharm al-Shaykh's hot sun did not prevent the [African] brothers from meeting to agree on the challenges" facing Africa. "The sudden appearance of Zimbabwe's president contributed to the heated discussions," the radio says. The radio says that "the awareness of the seriousness of the challenges [facing Africa] and the...

2006-05-20 05:18:22

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - World Economic Forum organizers faced questions on Saturday about why representatives of Iran, Syria and Hamas were not at the business gathering in Egypt. Some 1,200 business and political leaders from across the Middle East are attending the event, but organizers said they had declined to invite the Iranian government, which is locked in a standoff with the West over its nuclear program. Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic...

2006-03-26 10:58:12

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt's High State Security Prosecutor charged 13 people during a court session on Sunday of involvement in a series of blasts targeting Red Sea holiday resorts. Two other people are already being tried over the series of bombings in Sharm el-Sheikh in July last year and in Taba and two other beach resorts in October 2004. The attacks killed more than 100 people. Egyptian prosecutors had originally charged three men over the bombings but...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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