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Is self-sustaining, off-grid housing the future of sustainable neighborhoods?

But today, even just a quick look at the alternative transportation market, which includes everything from e-bikes to electric airplanes, reveals a quite different view, and while there are a number of kinks to work out, it’s starting to look a lot less like science fiction and a lot more like we’re living in the future right now. With that in mind, a self-sustaining, off-grid housing, looks as if it’s got real potential for guiding the future of sustainable neighborhoods. It’s certainly not the first attempts to build self-sustaining communities, but it does seem as if the necessary technology is approaching the inflection point, where dropping costs and progressive policies might enable something resembling truly sustainable living situations for more people than just the off-grid crowd. According to the report , the problem is the coming population boom, with an estimated 10 billion people who will have to live on...
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Artist Depicts Black Female Nudes as Ancient Egyptian Goddesses - Creators

This article contains adult content.  Over the last two years, artist  Joshua Sessoms has developed a drawing practice that focuses on blending Ancient Egyptian symbolism with contemporary portraits. Sessoms has turned to history to create images that present what he sees as addressing the deficiency of diverse images in a Eurocentric visual culture. Sessoms’s collection of drawings, Ritual Spirit, presents contemporary representations of black women laced with religious iconography dating back to the Second Dynasty. “I’ve always been interested in ancient history because it speaks to where we are as a people and culture,” explains Sessoms to The Creators Project. He says, “What I wanted to do is try to keep the [ancient] culture alive by relating it to current times.” Sessoms sees his drawings as a way to “put a more truthful images out there that strengthen our cultural narrative.” Het-Heru and Tefnut, 2015, Pastel, Colored Pencil and Charcoal,...
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Islamic State posts video of man it says was Egypt church bomber

CAIRO Islamic State published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom the group identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri, is seen encouraging militants all over the world not to give up and promising Islamists jailed in Egypt they will be freed soon, when the group "liberates" Cairo. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had already identified the bomber as a 22-year-old student called Mahmoud Shafik, and it is believed Abu Abdallah al-Masri was his assumed name. He had been detained for two months in 2014 before joining an Islamic State cell in Sinai, the government said. "Finally, to my brothers in captivity: rejoice, you believers, do not falter or grieve. I swear to God we will very soon liberate Cairo and free you...
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Egypt's tourism industry begins to show signs of recovery

More than 60 percent of tourists who came to Sharm el-Sheikh by plane used to come from the UK or Russia (AFP) Tourists are slowly returning to Egypt, easing pressure on a key sector battered by years of turmoil and the 2015 bombing of a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers. "There is an increase in the number of tourists. The situation was much better in January than in previous years," tourism ministry spokesperson Omaima al-Husseini said. Visitors from China, Japan and Ukraine account for a large part of the growth. China's top public travel agency, China International Travel Service, reported a 58 percent increase in tourists flying to Egypt compared with 2015. "There are more bookings between October 2016 and January 2017 than last year," said Egyptian Federation of Tourism chief Karim Mohsen. "There is an improvement, especially in cultural tourism in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan," key historical sites, he said....
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The Second Voyage of Sinbad the SailorStories from The Arabian Nights, retold by Laurence Housman with drawings by Edmund Dulac, c

The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor Stories from The Arabian Nights, retold by Laurence Housman with drawings by Edmund Dulac, c.1920s-1930s Original link

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