Millions, if not billions, of red desert locusts, or schistocerca, swept into Cairo and the surrounding Nile Delta region throughout Wednesday 17th November. The infestation of red desert locusts was Egypt 's largest since the 1950s.
It is believed that the locusts will head towards breeding grounds by the Red Sea, away from the fertile Nile Valley and although they can consume their own weight in crops each day, they are not expected to cause major damage. However, a programme of pest control was being instigated as a precaution. The locusts arrived in Egypt after strong southerly winds blew them away
from the Mediterranean Sea.
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Equestrian Championship World Cup Qualifications
The Concord El Salam Hotel is going to be hosting the Equestrian Championship World Cup Qualifications tournament.
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St. Andrew's Day - Scotland
30th November 2004
Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day is celebrated by Scots around the world on the 30th November. The national flag of Scotland is the Cross of St. Andrew and became the national flag in 1385. St. Andrew was one of the original Twelve Apostles called to follow Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of Greece as well as Scotland.
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When the sun's rays refract llight through millions of raindrops, a coloured arc appears in the horizon, better known as a rainbow.
In reality there is nothing mythical, mystical, or even mysterious about rainbows. The creation of a rainbow actually follows various laws of physics that a scientist named Descartes began investigating as far back as the 17th century.
Light is made up of a series of colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, not to mention other light, like ultraviolet. Light also has varying wavelengths. The longest wavelengths are visible to the human eye as the colour red, the shortest wavelength the colour violet, with a short list of other colours in between. When light passes through anything it will bend, or become refracted light.
Raindrops must be present in the atmosphere to create a rainbow. Think of each single raindrop as a tiny prism or crystal. As the sun’s rays catch and shine through the droplets and the light bends, this highly concentrated light once again breaks up into its various wavelengths and then goes on to create a rainbow. The colours of a rainbow always appear in the same order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet.
Rain showers and thunderstorms are not the only time rainbows occur. They may be observed in banks of fog or mist, in the spray from waterfalls or that’s created by lawn sprinklers or in any instance where light reflects through water or an object like a glass or a crystal. To see a rainbow in such an instance depends mostly on where the observer is standing.
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