Visiting French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for photos in Berlin nike air presto womens australia , capital of Germany, on May 8, 2017. Outgoing French President Francois Hollande visited Germany and met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. (XinhuaShan Yuqi)




Chinese submersible explores turbidity current in South China Sea

Straw art gala held in E China's Shandong

Xinjiang Int'l Grand Bazaar held in Urumqi, NW China

8th China Peking Opera art festival to be held in Nanjing

Firefighters on standby after heavy snowfall hits forest fire site in N China

Aerial view of intertidal zone in E China's Jiangsu

Hefei-Hamburg, Hefei-Almaty freight trains run regularly

Jiaolong discovers collection of polymetallic nodules in South China Sea

NEW DELHI, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- A special court in India imposed a fine of 5 nike air presto australia ,000 U.S. dollars on a gemologist after a man approached it saying he did not turn into a millionaire as promised on purchase of a "lucky" gemstone, officials said Thursday.

The penalty was imposed by a consumer court that deals with cases regarding consumer disputes and grievances of Mumbai city on the gemologist after his client sued him in the court over his wrong claims.

"The client has purchased a lucky gemstone from a jewellery store on the gemologist's promise that it would turn the man's fortunes around and make him a millionaire," an official said. "The consumer court ordered the shop owner to return INR 320,000 (5,000 U. S. dollars) to the man."

The man, identified as Kawadu Khandale nike air max flair mens australia , said in his plea to the court that the gemologist was offering a money back guarantee, which propelled him to make the decision to purchase the stone.

The shop owner had told him it would take three months for money to rain after purchase of the gemstone.

However, after the time elapsed without any desired results, he approached the shop seeking the money back.

After the shop owner refused to entertain Khandale's claim, he approached the consumer court in May 2014.

"It appears that there is unfair trade practice and deficiency in service on the part of the opponent," the south Mumbai district consumer disputes redressal forum said nike air max flair womens australia , while ordering the shop owner to return money to the client.

Scene in epicenter of 7.0-magnitude quake in Jiuzhaigou

"Green development" brings economic benefits for village in E China

Highlights of Int'l Army Games 2017 in Russia

Aerial photos show scenery along sightseeing road in Yan'an

Highlights of multinational drill in Georgia

People mark national Fitness Day around China

Aerial view of Gula Town in S China

Qiandao Lake: Home to 114 known fish species

World鈥檚 last ancient wonder is a magnet for explorers Published: 13.10.2008 | Author: asingleton | Category: Travel

For the intrepid traveller, keen to discover ancient monuments, desert safaris and long-held tradition – all whilst being bathed in year-round sunshine – Egypt is the archetypical dream. Long established as a hub for tourists looking to enjoy its rich offerings, the country is uniquely positioned at the juncture of Africa, Asia and Europe. Consequently, Egypt attracts tourists from all over the world nike air max flair australia , eager to immerse themselves in its huge cultural heritage.

Arguably the most legendary attraction in Egypt, the Giza pyramid complex is the last remaining monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; as a result, thousands of travellers purposely flock there each year.

The pyramids stand on the outskirts of Cairo, 8 km into the desert from the ancient town of Giza. Built in 25 BC, the pyramid complexes were designed and named after three prominent Egyptian pharaohs – Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.

The Pyramid of Khufu (the Great Pyramid) is the largest and oldest of the three. It was constructed over a 20-year period and was considered to be the world鈥檚 tallest man-made structure for over 3 vapormax be true for sale ,800 years. A few hundred metres to the south-west lies the Pyramid complex of Khafre, whilst the smallest pyramid, the Pyramid of Menkaure, lies further south-west beyond that. To the east can be found the statue of the Great Sphinx; a half-human and half-lion beast, it is said to be the largest monolith statue in the world as well as the earliest known monumental sculpture.

With such prominent attractions, it is little wonder Egypt attracts such a large number of visitors. According to government statistics nike air vapormax womens australia , Egypt鈥檚 tourism industry has been developing strongly since the 1980鈥檚, due to the introduction of economic and social development plans. Coupled with the rise in low cost airline carriers in the early 1990鈥檚, which for the first time offered a cost effective method for those wanting to explore distant lands, tourism in Egypt now represents about 25% of its total foreign currency income: visitor demand is expected to increase by 5.4% year on year between 2008 and 2017.

Budget airlines have contributed significantly to the rise in people travelling to more exotic destinations, like Egypt. Indeed, prior to their existence nike vapormax mens australia black , many could not afford to pay the airline fees. And, because of growth in tourist numbers, there have been more investment opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop new hotel complexes, restaurants and modern attractions, which has served to boost the country鈥檚 economy. Accordingly, Egypt now offers an array of different holiday options nike air vapormax mens australia , catering to all tastes.

Due to the increased competition, the rise in cheap holidays to Egypt has also increased. This has served to entice more people to come and experience the remarkable combination of natural and man made wonders, from the pyramids, to the mountains and the famous River Nile.

Adam Singleton .