Monthly Archives: June 2012

Magical Morocco

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Magical Morocco

Local chef shares her Moroccan taste adventure with international audiences.

LEIGH-ANNE HUNTER

She has cooked for the likes of Al Gore and former President Thabo Mbeki.

Giggling Gourmet chef, Jenny Morris, says she’s still pinching herself black and blue after hearing the news a year ago that she would be the first South African celebrity chef to host a series on the DStv Food Network. Read the rest of this entry

Blind Watsonville man realizes dream of ‘snagging’ GED

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Blind Watsonville man realizes dream of ‘snagging’ GED

SANTA CRUZ, Jun 16, 2012 (Santa Cruz Sentinel – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — As much as Bill Henson learned from his teachers and tutors about math and language arts, the soft-spoken man taught them even more about perseverance and gumption.

The 27-year-old Watsonville resident, who is believed to be the only fully blind student at the Santa Cruz Adult School in a generation, graduated Thursday night with his General Educational Development after acquiring his own books and tests prepared in Braille. Read the rest of this entry

Britain’s first Muslim Olympic rower solves Ramadan fasting dilemma during the Games by paying for meals for 1,800 people instead

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Britain’s first Muslim Olympic rower solves Ramadan fasting dilemma during the Games by paying for meals for 1,800 people instead

  • Religious rules prevent him eating and drinking in daylight hours
  • Imam warned him that for each day he transgressed the rules he would incur an entire month of fasting
  • Now he plans to emulate Moroccan goalkeeper Badou Zaki who would go to to his home country each year to pay for thousands of meals for the poor

By NICK CRAVEN

Moe Sbihi, Britain's first Muslim Olympic rower, was worried that the clash of Ramadan and the Games would affect his performance

Moe Sbihi, Britain’s first Muslim Olympic rower, was worried that the clash of Ramadan and the Games would affect his performance Read the rest of this entry

Desertification : Just Planting Trees Won’t Stop March of Deserts

Just Planting Trees Won’t Stop March of Deserts

On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we look at two pioneering ways to stave off the loss of fertile land by challenging the conventional wisdom of merely planting more trees.

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In the high desert outside of Marrakech, Morocco, a shepherd guides his sheep through the landscape in search of vegetation. (Photo by Johntarantino1)
By Judith D. Schwartz  Read the rest of this entry

AGT 4th Semis: musical straws, male ballet, and Morocco meets India

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AGT 4th Semis: musical straws, male ballet, and Morocco meets India via SyndiGate.info

Arabs Got Talent still going strongArabs Got Talent still going strong

Arabs Got Talent was back last week for the fourth semi-final in its regular progamming slot, crammed full of highs and lows, all the way to a deep place with Saudi group “Deep Thoughts” and Jordanian straw-man, Hasan Menawi, measuring up as ‘finals’ material. The episode was a treat and a half, from Indian dance to drinking straw orchestra and Arab male ballet and child Charlie Chaplin! Read the rest of this entry

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