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Tasting the Sweetness of Summer, Berry by Berry

The flesh of a blueberry surrounds one ovary, while a raspberry is a jumble of multiple ovaries; each is the product of a single flower.American in my bones, I have turned berry picking into a chore, albeit a fond one.

The Palestinian dessert few can enjoy

It’s quiet except for the chatter of customers and the ‘clink clink’ sound of the server slicing up the shop’s famed sweets and storied attraction: Knafa Arabiya.The more widely known kind is Knafa Nablusiya (from Nablus in the Palestinian territories), where cheese – common in Palestinian desserts – is layered between crushed noodles or semolina.

Why people think Germans aren’t funny

com to be the least funny nationality, reinforcing a well-known stereotype of Germans having no humour.I only found out by speaking to English-speaking people,” Nicole Riplinger, an English and French teacher from Saarbrücken, told me.

Why people are obsessed with Fair Isle

When David Brackenbury was six years old, he was given a Fair Isle jumper as a gift.Marooned halfway between the Shetland and Orkney archipelagos, Fair Isle is one of Britain’s most remote inhabited islands.

Greece’s disappearing whistled language

That’s because for thousands of years, the inhabitants of Antia have used a remarkable whistled language that resembles the sounds of birds to communicate across the distant valleys.Today, there are only six people left on the planet who can still ‘speak’ this unspoken language – and one of them recently invited me to Antia so I could meet the last whistlers of Greece.

Airport worker caught trying to sneak onto plane without a ticket

A Portland International Airport ground crew member was arrested last week after allegedly using his credentials to bypass security and board a plane without a ticket.According to The Oregonian, 19-year-old Blessing Ndayishimiye was escorted off the Boston-bound JetBlue flight late Thursday night by Port of Portland police officers.

Calgary airport apologizes for putting Lexus-only parking spots over its disabled spaces

On Tuesday, YYC Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Canada, released an official apology for converting disabled parking spaces to “Lexus-only” spots after widespread criticism on social media.The statement also said that, in agreeing to the deal, Lexus did not know that the exclusive spots would replace designated areas for accessible parking, for which they have since apologized.

SkyWest flight hits turbulence, injuring three

A regional SkyWest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in St.After the captain learned that the commotion hurt a flight attendant and two passengers, he made an emergency landing.

‘Metro rail policy stresses on states to improve viability’

The new metro rail policy empowers states, by putting the onus on them to improve project viability by stressing on economic viability and private participation, according to a recent ICRA report.“The new metro rail policy will increase the state government’s role and responsibility in developing the new metro projects,” K Ravichandran, Senior Vice-President and Group-Head, Corporate Ratings, ICRA, said in a statement.

LeT among 64 groups barred from collecting hides on Eid in Pakistan

The Ministry of Interior said that any group collecting hides should get the ‘No Objection Certificate’ by the chief civil administrator of each district where the group was planning to collect hides.Those banned included 64 outfits including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, Balochistan National Liberation Army and others.

MMRDA car depot: Centre’s nod for transfer of Airports Authority of India plot in Mumbai

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for transfer of a 40-acre Airports Authority of India (AAI) plot in Dahisar to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to build a metro car depot, MMRDA officials confirmed on Wednesday.“There will be a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Maharashtra (GoM) and MMRDA.

India eyes remote air traffic control towers for regional airports

The technology, used in countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland and Sweden, enables flights at multiple airports to be monitored from one location, reducing the need for air traffic controllers and physical towers at every airport.The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has initiated a study on remote monitoring of flights, with a recommendation expected in September, one of the sources said.

Uttar Pradesh Council bypoll on Sept 15; CM Yogi Adityanath may take Upper House route

The Election Commission on Thursday announced the bypoll schedule for four vacant seats of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, which might enable Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take the Upper House route to enter the legislature before a six-month window expires next month.If Adityanath chooses the council route, he will become the third successive chief minister, after Akhilesh Yadav (SP) and Mayawati (BSP), to become member of the upper house.