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Ethereal Ethical Handbags
Culture / Fashion / Tanzania

Ethereal Ethical Handbags

Kauli focuses on supporting women in Tanzania, who are mainly their employees. Some of the perks include living wages, health care, training, community meetings, empowerment seminars and more. In addition, sales from the fashion lines go into TEACH, which stands for Time to Empower Africa’s Children, which empowers youth in Kilimanjaro. The social enterprise is … Continue reading »

Jackie Chan to Visit Romania to Promote Chinese Film Festival
China / Culture / Film / Romania

Jackie Chan to Visit Romania to Promote Chinese Film Festival

Action hero Jackie Chan will be visiting Romania in September reported the website Romania-Insider on Tuesday. The actor, director, producer, screenwriter and some time singer is, according to Romanian news media, the star name attached to open the Chinese Film Days festival that will take place in the capital Bucharest. The Chinese Film Days festival is an initiative of the … Continue reading »

Anita Stewart Shines Spotlight on Country’s Bounty with Food Day Canada
Canada / Culture / Food

Anita Stewart Shines Spotlight on Country’s Bounty with Food Day Canada

Anita Stewart is putting a nationwide spotlight on Canadian cuisine in an annual event that celebrates the country’s bounty. Food Day Canada, which the culinary activist started more than a decade ago, is a chance to praise farmers, fishers, chefs, researchers and home cooks. Stewart has worked tirelessly over 30 years to raise the profile of … Continue reading »

“Hayy” Girl! Music Festival Shines Light on Promising & Prominent Arab, African Female Singer
Algeria / Culture / Music

“Hayy” Girl! Music Festival Shines Light on Promising & Prominent Arab, African Female Singer

Growing up, Algerian musician Hasna El-Bécharia’s father banned her from playing the guitar. “He said that it was only for men,” she said. “I used to wait until he is out and practice the guitar on the rooftop of our house.” Radiating energy, El-Bécharia took the stage at El-Geneina Theatre, Thursday, at the ninth annual … Continue reading »

Iceland’s Exciting Culinary Adventure
Culture / Food / Iceland

Iceland’s Exciting Culinary Adventure

“Modern Icelandic cuisine emphasizes fresh, local ingredients, despite the country’s geographically isolated location. On a recent trip, I experienced this first-hand: I saw a puffin, ate puffin; saw a whale, ate whale; saw a reindeer, and ate reindeer. When Iceland Air announced a direct flight to Reykjavik, Edmontonians welcomed it as an unusual stopover on … Continue reading »