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Water, a luxury in Ethiopia

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Source: aljazeera.com

Thirty years after ‪#‎Ethiopia‬ ‘s devastating famine, water is still as inaccessible as it is precious. While 52 percent of the people have access to improved water, only 10 percent have water piped into their homes. And in rural areas, this figure is as low as 1 percent. Only 24 percent have adequate sanitation. The implications are extremely broad. In an agriculture-based country, water shortages largely affect not only the country’s economy, but also the basic life of people whose subsistence depends on each season’s crops.

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Subhana’llah: Dahlia Flower (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Dahlia flower season begins in early spring and continues though summer into early fall.

Subhana’llah: Polar Bear (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Polar bears are only found in the Arctic. The most important habitats for polar bears are the edges of pack ice where currents and wind interact, forming a continually melting and refreezing matrix of ice patches and leads (open spaces in the ocean between sea ice). These are the areas of where polar bears can find the greatest number of seals. As the sea ice advances and retreats each season, individual polar bears may travel thousands of miles per year to find food. Polar bears are distributed throughout the Arctic region in 19 subpopulations, including Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Norway.

Subhana’llah: Strawberry Bird (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.

Sudan floods wipe off thousands of homes

At least 184 people injured and 6,100 families near capital Khartoum and from Nile and North Kordofah states.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

More than 3,000 homes have been destroyed by floods that hit almost half of Sudan’s states over Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holidays, official media said.

At least 184 people were injured and 6,100 families were displaced many of whom were from the Nile and North Kordofah states, the SUNA news agency reported on Saturday.

“Twenty-two districts in eight states were affected by flooding and heavy rain,” the report said citing the federal health ministry.

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Inspiration – Episode 1: Whipped Cream and Cheerios (Video)

info-pictogram1 THE SEASON PREMIERE OF #InspirationSeries IS HERE!

IBN and Easy Production
“Whipped Cream and Cheerios”

Ft. Omar Suleiman and Mohammed Zeyara

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Man Vs Wild: Costa Rican Rain Forest (Video)

info-pictogram1 Season 1, Episode 2.
More documentaries…

Disappointment is for a season; destiny is for a lifetime.

gb copy Disappointment is for a season; destiny is for a lifetime.
es copy La decepción es por una temporada, el destino es para toda la vida.
nl copy Teleurstelling is voor een seizoen, bestemming is voor een mensenleven.
fr copy La déception est pour une saison; destin est pour la vie.
de copy Die Enttäuschung ist für eine Saison; Schicksal ein Leben lang.
CN67867 Lìng rén shīwàng de shì yīgè sàijì, mìngyùn shì yībèizi de.
Sweden Besvikelse är för en säsong, öde är för en livstid.
rus7897 Razocharovaniye za sezon ; sud’ba na vsyu zhizn’.
4523turkey Hayal kırıklığı bir sezon için değil, kader bir ömür içindir.
images La delusione è per una stagione, il destino è per tutta la vita.
indonesiaID Kekecewaan adalah untuk satu musim, takdir adalah untuk seumur hidup.

This is what a 150 year old Bonsai looks like (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1A bonsai is not a mystery– it is a challenge….to turn a tree into a bonsai, you must heavily prune its branches and roots, and pot it in a container that fits the overall design. The size of the bonsai is maintained by seasonal trimming of new growth and periodic root pruning and repotting. Most bonsai must live outdoors in the same elements as their gigantic siblings. In temperate zones, tropicals and sub-tropicals are adaptable to indoor conditions. During the growing season almost all trees should be kept outdoors.