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MESA Sostenible – Sustainable Farm & Nutrition Kitchen

Change is happening in Nicaragua. Rural communities are seeking a healthier and more prosperous future. In Nicaragua, approximately 65 percent of people who live in rural areas are poor with 80 percent being extremely poor and depend on farming for their main source of income. Due to unsustainable agriculture practices, …

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Diving for dummies

 Back in the 1950s and 1960s, a young man called Pepe  Escaño ran a fishing fleet off Spain’s Cantabrian coastline.  It was competitive, tough, and financially unrewarding.  Suddenly news began to travel that Frenchmen Jacques  Cousteau and Émile Gagnan had invented the first open-  circuit self-contained underwater breathing apparatus – …

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There’s a new way to make cruising sails

By North Sails Woven or laminate? That’s the choice for anyone in the market for cruising sails – until now. Chris Beeson finds out how North Sails has blown the debate wide open As with most things in life, choosing new cruising sails involves compromise. You can opt for the …

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Knots are great but be aware of limitations

Marlow Ropes Paul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, tests the effects of knots and splices on rope strength. It’s likely anyone who has ever used ropes has learned to tie knots – to create eyes, connect rope to objects or even just for decoration. There’s a knot for every …

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Travel – New England

  The light disappeared as the bus from Boston trundled its way further north. Shimmers of mirrored light caught my eye as I passed giant lakes and rushing streams. The red glow of closed shop and restaurant signs lit up as we passed through villages and towns. Four hours later …

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Charter yacht of the month – LA VIE

La Vie is a new Princess 82 , and is based in Moll Vell marina, Palma. Built in late 2016, La Vie has the feeling of a much larger yacht, with clever use of mirrors, light wood finishes and innovative design. Moll Vell is in an iconic location in Palma, …

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