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  • Chinese Expatriate in UAE Wins Camel Race

    12/31/2020 2:37:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | December 29, 2020
    Chinese expat Alexis (Xiaozhe Huo) has won the second trial race for the Camel Trek Marathon at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. A total of 11 expatriates from nine countries participated in the race. Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC), the annual Camel Trek Marathon is now open to expats in the UAE. German national Linda Krockenberger and Russian-Armenian expat Nonna Akopian clinched the second and third spots, respectively. Alexis said: “It was not just (a) physical race ... but also psychological. You need to have clarity of mind, avoid fear and be courageous in achieving your goal....
  • Ancient cave with distinguished engravings depicting scenes of animals discovered in Sinai

    05/04/2020 10:00:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Sunday 26 Apr 2020 | Nevine El-Aref
    An ancient cave decorated with distinguished engravings depicting scenes of animals has been discovered at Wadi Al-Zulma in North Sinai. "The newly discovered cave is the first of its kind to be discovered in the area," said Aymen Ashmawi, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities sector at the Ministry of Antiquities. Ashmawi explained that the scenes carved inside the cave are completely different from those found in South Sinai, having a special artistic style that resembles raised relief in execution. Studies are underway to determine their date. Hisham Hussein, head of the discovery mission, said that most of the discovered...
  • Camel Wrestling: It’s a Thing, and We Have Video

    03/29/2020 2:48:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2020 | Zeynep Karatas
    Inside the world of camel wrestling in TurkeyCamel wrestling festivals are held throughout the winter months in western Turkey, a tradition rooted in the nomadic culture of Yoruk tribes, a Turkic ethnic group. In the days when the nomads used camels as the primary means of transportation, male camels would compete for the opportunity to mate with female camels in heat by “wrestling” — nudging each other until one fell to the ground or ran away. These days, the wrestling matches are held in stadiums, in festivals attended by hundreds of locals. Camel owners spend thousands of dollars to feed...
  • Camels evacuated from Libya's capital after port comes under fire

    03/05/2020 6:36:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5, 2020 | by Ahmed Elumami
    TRIPOLI - Three thousand camels have been walked out of Libya’s capital Tripoli in an overnight evacuation after the port where they arrived came under artillery fire. The camels left Tripoli’s port shortly after midnight on Wednesday, and were herded along a highway leading west to the city of Zawiya, some 45 km (30 miles) away, where they arrived on Thursday morning, according to a local merchant. A Reuters reporter saw about 20 camel herders whipping the camels into line as they left central Tripoli, with some camels trying to search for food along the side of the road. Security...
  • Thousands of feral camels in Australia to be killed to help global warming

    01/07/2020 12:46:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    Daily Mirror UK ^ | January 7, 2020 | ByLorraine King
    Thousands of camels in South Australia will be killed to stop them drinking water in the drought-stricken region following a plea from Aboriginal leaders. More than 10,000 feral camels will be shot using professional shooters in helicopters from Wednesday. The action will be taken following complaints that the thirsty animals are invading properties in search of water in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands (AYP). The five-day long culling also follows fears that the camels are a contributor to global warming as they emit methane gases equating to one tonne of carbon ­dioxide a year. Tim Moore, chief executive of carbon...
  • Officials to kill thousands of camels in Australia as they drink too much water amid wildfires

    01/07/2020 7:50:45 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 50 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/6/20 | Justine Coleman
    Officials will kill thousands of camels in Australia as they drink too much water amid the wildfires. Leaders in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in northwest Australia will send helicopters to kill up to 10,000 camels in a five-day campaign starting Wednesday, The Australian reported. The order to kill comes as a drought makes the camels more desperate for water, causing chaos in local communities. Marita Baker, an APY executive board member, told the newspaper that the camels were causing problems in her community of Kanypi. "We have been stuck in stinking hot and uncomfortable conditions, feeling unwell, because...
  • Kamela Harass Campaign Abused Male Camel's Hump at Camel Festival in India

    02/10/2019 11:04:55 AM PST · by poconopundit · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/10/2019 | PoconoPundit
    Today, fake officials filed a formal complaint against the Presidential campaign of Kamela Harris.  The fake charges and details of the case follow: The 2020 Harris Presidential Campaign for POTUS hired illegal aliens to dye and trim the hairs of a camel to create a likeness of Kamela Harris on the male camel's hump. A regular tourist of the festival said, "I'm very disappointed.  Their political stunt cheapened a beautiful festival honoring one of the great animals of the Earth." The owner of the abused camel translated the camel's complaint as follows: "In America, I hear Kamela Harass gives...
  • 'King of the Gypsies' arrives in Israel

    05/06/2015 5:33:43 PM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Dorin Cioba the leader of three million Roma around the world, landed in Israel on Wednesday. Roma are widely known as Gypsies. On his first visit to Israel, Cioba, who is president of the International Romani Union, plans to visit the Roma community in Jerusalem as well as the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. The photographer Roni Ben-Ari invited Cioaba to Israel for the opening of her exhibit that documents the life of Gypsies in the city of Lugoj, Romania. The exhibit opens on Thursday at the Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan. "This is the first time that I...
  • Is your baby allergic to cow’s milk? This camel’s milk formula could be the answer

    02/23/2018 11:14:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 20, 2018
    The milk primarily targets infants allergic to cow’s milk. Camel milk for centuries was a staple for Bedouin peoples across the Gulf, who continue to include the vitamin-rich milk in their modern-day diets. A UAE-based company has unveiled what it calls the world’s first camel-based baby formula, an instant powder mix aimed mainly at infants allergic to cow’s milk. The Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products, or “Camelicious”, on Monday unveiled the product at Gulfood 2018, an international food and beverage trade event which runs from February 18 to 22 in Dubai. The milk, which it says is suitable...
  • 'Camel Law' passes first reading in Knesset

    02/20/2018 2:24:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/18 | Mordechai Sones
    Two years ago, the Regavim movement for protecting Israel's resources and sovereignty uncovered Israeli police data showing that every year police respond to 1,000 complaints of camels roaming roads in the south (a total of 7151 cases from January 2008 until June 2015). Regavim publicized the issue, petitioned to have law enforcement intervene, and wrote letters and drafted legislation to kept the issue alive in the media and the Knesset. Yesterday their efforts paid off: The "Camel Law" passed the first legislative hurdle towards enactment. For nearly two years, Regavim, together with MK Bezalel Smotrich, has been working on formulating...
  • Twelve camels are disqualified from Saudi Arabian beauty contest for using Botox

    01/23/2018 10:14:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Twelve camels have been disqualified from an annual Saudi beauty contest after their owners were found to have used Botox. The animals were ejected from the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, taking place near Riyadh, for violating strict beauty contest rules. Cash prizes for camel competitions at the 28-day festival total $57million, so pressure to cheat can be intense.
  • Al Dhafra Festival Allocates AED30 mn ($8M USD) for Camel Beauty Pageant

    12/12/2017 10:56:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017
    With days remaining till the start of the 11th Al Dhafra Festival, camel caravans are already arriving at the opened desert grounds on the edge of the Empty Quarters, setting up tents and camel pens for one of the most impressive annual Bedouin gatherings. This year, the Festival will take place from 14th till 28th December, on the outskirts of Madinat Zayed, in Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. The organiser, the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi, is expecting over 20,000 camels to participate, along with their at least 1,500 owners. They will mostly come...
  • On Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels

    10/28/2016 7:42:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-23-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels Msgr. Charles Pope • October 23, 2016 • Today’s Gospel (Mat 12:1-8), in which Jesus is rebuked for violating the Sabbath, reminded me of the video below. It illustrates how we sometimes follow smaller rules while overlooking bigger ones in the process.The Lord Jesus was often scorned by the people of His day, who claimed that He overlooked certain details of the law (often Sabbath observances). But those who rebuked him for this were guilty of far greater violations. For example, [Jesus] went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled...
  • Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Commercial

    07/15/2016 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-14-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Commercial Msgr. Charles Pope • July 14, 2016 • Today’s Gospel (Mat 12:1-8), in which Jesus is rebuked for violating the Sabbath, reminded me of the video below. It illustrates how we sometimes follow smaller rules while overlooking bigger ones in the process.The Lord Jesus was often scorned by the people of His day, who claimed that He overlooked certain details of the law (often Sabbath observances). But those who rebuked him for this were guilty of far greater violations. For example, [Jesus] went into the synagogue, and a...
  • On Straining out Gnats and Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Persistent Biblical Debate

    02/24/2016 8:28:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-23-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Straining out Gnats and Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Persistent Biblical Debate Msgr. Charles Pope • February 23, 2016 • The teaching contained in the Gospel for yesterday (Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent) is one that is easy to miss by overanalyzing the details. Catholics are frequently questioned about the passage: Jesus says, "Call no man on earth your father." That one line spurs a battle! On one side, Evangelicals stand poised to rebuke the Catholic practice of calling priests "Father," and on the other are Catholics ready to defend the practice.Yes, before the sentence...
  • Chaos-riddled Sweden imports camels to give Somali Muslim migrants work and "promote integration"

    02/22/2017 10:52:49 PM PST · by KittyKares · 54 replies
    Geller Report ^ | February 22, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    According to the government’s thinking, not only will it give Muslim migrants work, the hope is that automotive companies like Volvo will use the camels in their advertisements in Sweden. Marketing genius, eh? The government thinks that tourists might come to Sweden to “pet the camels” and that there “will be fashion shows.” “Camel products will be sold.” I kid you not. And selling of camel milk which “is said to help autism,” which is completely untrue. Camel milk does not cure autism.
  • The Long, Slow Trek To Get Americans To Eat Camel Meat

    02/02/2017 3:13:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | February 2, 2017 | Erica Berry
    The first time Somali-American chef Jamal Hashi put camel meat on his menu in Minneapolis, it didn't go well. He tried grinding it into a burger and using chunks of it in a spicy stew, but no matter, the texture was bad and the sales were worse. "It was like chewing on a patty of rubber bands," he said of the burger. At its best, camel meat tastes much like lean beef. But certain cuts can be tough, and if the meat comes from an old camel, it can also taste gamey. Hashi had used a shoulder cut, and neither...
  • Camel Carnage: 60 year old killed in collision

    05/30/2016 1:17:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/16 | Eliana Royzen
    A fatal road accident claimed the life of a 60 year old woman in southern Israel Sunday night. The female driver was killed instantly when her vehicle collided with three camels. MDA paramedics stated that they arrived on the scene to find the vehicle crushed, with the female driver pinned inside and showing no vital signs. Due to the severity of her injuries, she was declared dead at the scene. The camels had been wandering unattended and disrupting traffic prior to the accident. Police are currently searching for the camel owners, who could potentially be found liable for the incident....
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Prized Racing Camels Bred for Success

    05/01/2016 2:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Tapei Times ^ | Mon, May 02, 2016
    Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons “swimming” in a large pool that doubles as a Jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel. “It is for his muscles, it is good for the speed,” shouts one of Musharif’s handlers, pointing at the water as the calm three-year-old animal is led by a rope along the length of the pool at the Tharb camel hospital. SNIP In a region where camel racing is big business, Tharb’s work is increasingly important, and the first camels bred at the center are already racing in Qatar. Tibary admitted...