Dubai Modest Fashion Week Round Up

“Beautiful diversity on the stage... We are One” - @modestfashionweeks on Instagram - Photo by @roofulA post shared by Dubai Modest Fashion Week (@modestfashionweeks) on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:54pm PST@anotahfashion on the stage of @modestfashionweeks DMFW models were coming from more than 10 countries. #DMFW is organized by Think Fashion & Red Connect #dubaimodestfashionweek #modestfashionweek #modestfashion #diversity A post shared by Dubai Modest Fashion Week (@modestfashionweeks) on Dec 12, 2017 at 7:14am PSTStunning @huwromantokyo on @modestfashionweeks stage #dmfw #dubaimodestfashionweek A post shared by Dubai Modest Fashion Week (@modestfashionweeks) on Dec 11, 2017 at 11:51am PSTCAIRO – 14 December 2017: The first Dubai Modest Fashion Week drew to a close this past weekend, with grand success. It follows the success of its predecessors, the Istanbul and London Modest Fashion weeks.Designers from over 20 countries put on over 40 fashion shows, 50 brand booths, interactive workshops and talks. It is the perfect area; it is international, open and it shares our view that modesty is a choice, so we don’t have to work hard to explain what we are trying to do.”On the gap in the fashion industry she added: “Why does the modest fashion industry even exist? So, modest fashion exists because of necessity, because of function.”The 100 brands showcasing their collections included Anotah, Desert Cove, Anggia Handmade, Devi Janeeta, Maison Fatma and many more.

Source:Egypt Today

December 14, 2017 16:52 UTC

Egypt establishes desalination plant in Hurghada

Water processing plant – File photos/Wikimedia CommonsCAIRO - 14 December 2017: Egypt has established a desalination plant of the sea water in Hurghada on the shores of the Red Sea, the costs of which are LE 825 million and LE 200 million for operating expenses, as an alternative for providing the governorate with fresh water, instead of the pipe lines from the Nile, which cost significantly more.“Al-Yusr desalination plant has been established according the international high standards,” chief of the National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation, al-Sayed al-Ashry told the press during the visit of housing committee of the House of Representatives to Hurghada City.Hurghada city gets its fresh water from two sources, a line extended between it and Qena governorate and the other from Kuraimat village in Giza. However, these only provide the governorate with 50 percent of its water needs, according to president of the Red Sea’s Water Company, Yehia Seddik.Seddik affirmed that the water prices will stay the same for citizens, and a price hike will only be applied for touristic villages and investors. He added that more desalination plants will be founded in all coastal governorates that face a water shortage.The desalination process consists of extracting the salt from the water with no human interference, to guarantee sterilization.Egypt may face great water shortages after the building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in the Nile basin, which will limit the amount of Nile water that reached Egypt. The dam has created tensions between the two countries, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Source:Egypt Today

December 14, 2017 15:56 UTC

Fierce winds to intensify as California wildfire grows

Thomas wildfire burns above Bella Vista Drive near Romero Canyon in this social media photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department in Montecito, California, U.S. December 12, 2017. Courtesy Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/Handout via RELOS ANGELES - 14 December 2017: California firefighting crews may face strong winds on Thursday that could feed a volatile wildfire which has grown into one of the biggest in state history.The so-called Thomas Fire overnight grew to the fourth-largest blaze of its kind on record, at 242,500 acres (98,140 hectares) burned, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said in a statement on Thursday morning.The fire grew larger than the Zaca Fire of 2007, which, like the Thomas Fire, struck Santa Barbara County. The Thomas Fire has also burned parts of neighboring Ventura County.Cal Fire said on Thursday morning that the Thomas blaze was 30 percent contained, unchanged from Wednesday evening.The fire threatened the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito early on Thursday after destroying more than 700 homes since it began on Dec. 4, fire officials said. "Firefighters will remain engaged in structure defense operations and scout for opportunities to establish direct perimeter control," Cal Fire said on Wednesday evening, noting that the fire threatened 18,000 structures.According to the National Weather Service's forecast for Southern California on Thursday, "critical fire weather conditions will persist" and very dry conditions will continue. High winds with gusts up to 55 miles per hour (89 km per hour) are possible, the service said.Many public schools in the Santa Barbara area canceled classes this week and will not reopen until the annual winter break ends January.Some of the other fires burning over the past week in San Diego and Los Angeles counties have largely been brought under control, officials said.

Source:Egypt Today

December 14, 2017 15:45 UTC