Monthly Archives: May 2012
Wolowidnyk: A prize-winning cocktail Juanita Ng
Congrats to David Wolowidnyk, bar manager of West Restaurant, whose Beldi cocktail won over thousands of entries in the inaugural World’s Most Imaginative Bartender contest sponsored by Bombay Sapphire.
In the competition, held in Marrakech, Morocco, each of the seven finalists was tasked with creating his or her most imaginative cocktail. Wolowidnyk says his winning cocktail was directly influenced by the sights, sounds and flavours of Marrakech. Read the rest of this entry
By NOORA FARAJ
AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES
Morocco recently chose its top chefs to participate in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or culinary competition to take place in France next year.
In an unprecedented move, Moroccan cuisine will feature at the event after the country was given a wild card that relieved it from the preliminary regional and international elimination stages.
Specialist haute cuisine and pastry chefs competed in separate categories over the course of two days in a bid to join the national team which qualified for the final stage of the Bocuse d’Or as well as selection to the African Cup of Pastry competition. Read the rest of this entry
Moroccan monarch wants AfDB to support growth sectors in Africa
As Africa’s top development finance institution, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is faced with a double challenge to enhance its excellence while identifying relevant areas for development actions and for the mobilisation of funding resources, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI said Thursday.
In his message to the official opening of the 2012 AfDB annual meetings here, the monarch expressed confidence in the Bank’s long-term strategy on operational, financial and institutional performance for the next decade starting in 2013. Read the rest of this entry
The charity began working in Morocco in 1985 when the first of four Villages was established at Ait-Ourir, about 40 km from Marrakesh at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Built in traditional Moroccan style, it has fourteen family houses. In Marrakesh itself, there are five SOS youth houses that are home to the older children making the transition from family life to independence, under the guidance of a youth leader. A primary school was added in 1999 specialising in children with special learning needs … more about our charity work inMoroccoSponsor a child in Morocco
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Morocco: Journalist converted into stadium manager
After serving as journalist and sports consultant for couple years, Mehdi Sekkouri has begun a new experience in the expertise of stadiums.
The Moroccan has ended a training course as stadium manager at the “Centre de Droit et d’Economie du Sport” (CDES) in LIMOGES. As partial fulfillment of his qualification, Mehdi visited about 60 stadiums, 30 arenas and many sports academies in Europe. He is the first Moroccan to become stadium manager.