January 2010 Blog Posts (4)

‘Hijab is not a ticket to heaven’

‘Hijab is not a ticket to heaven’



To veil or not to veil?

Kuwaiti women face off





By Chidi Emmanuel



KUWAIT: As the row over the wearing of the hijab, veil, niqab and burqa continues to rage, the Kuwait Times recently talked with some female Kuwaiti students at Kuwait University about the issue. Below are some excerpts of their views about the controversy over the subject. While many Muslims see wearing the veil as a religious obligation for women, some… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 29, 2010 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Paan, guthka eaters on ‘spitting rampage’

Paan, guthka eaters on ‘spitting rampage’

Kuwait ‘going red’ as

other cities go green



By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: As other cities of the world go ‘green and clean’, Kuwait City appears to be going red with red-dabbed walls, cat shit, garbage, crowded buses, unruly auto drivers and the list is endless. From the edges of the elevator to that of the public buses, one will always be greeted with a disgusting red-like salivary substances carefully deposited at one corner by… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 21, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Cape Town firm pioneers production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil, chicken fat (Dec 23, 2009)

A Cape Town-based renewable-energy company, BioGreen Diesel, is currently pioneering the conversion of waste cooking oil into a less expensive, pollution-free biodiesel product.



In an interview with Engineering News, BioGreen Diesel CEO Roy de Gouveia elaborates that the company became operational earlier this year in an effort to advocate sustainability by producing biofuels.



While the debate rages among industry members as to what feedstock should be used to create… Continue

Added by Roy de Gouveia on January 11, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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Clean energy comprises: wind, solar, biogas, hydro, liquefied petroleum gas, biomass and energy efficiency. Non-renewable energies are not excluded but the approaches to energy production, usage or financing should focus on established, affordable, reliable technologies that move communities up the energy ladder towards cleaner, more modern… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on January 3, 2010 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

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