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'Cheating' Gordon Ramsay cashes in on family man image with ad featuring wife Tana and his four children work The Daily Mail location UK date 2 December 2008 accessdate 16 May 2011 and Ramsay, initially ignoring the allegations, denied them during a live BBC show cooking demonstration, ''Good Food Show (Haymarket Group#Haymarket Exhibitions)''.

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. Many large brand names in the textile world are manufactured in Mauritius and you can often find over runs or slightly flawed items at a fraction of the European prices. It is also a good place to find unique designed jewellery, wide range of hand crafts such as: artificial flowers, model boats, wooden art and more. It is possible to reach the main shopping centres by public transportation, or to take a full day shopping tour which includes a driver to take you to the main centers


Bantayan , Cebu, Cuyo (Cuyo, Palawan), Leyte, Luzon, Pampanga, Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros (Negros (island)), Palawan, Panay, Samar). thumb left 200px (Image:Lyco capuc 080129-4131 ipb.jpg) After crossing the Pacific, Chojnowska-Liskiewicz sailed via Tahiti and Fiji to Australia, and then west across the Indian Ocean via Mauritius. After passing the Cape of Good Hope, she sailed north, and crossed her outbound track

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and Zimbabwe, bringing the total of countries in which SIM is active to more than 43. The '''Mauritius Fody''' ('''''Foudia rubra''''') is a rare species of bird in the weaver family (Ploceidae). It is endemic (Endemism) to the island of Mauritius. It is classified by BirdLife International as being endangered (endangered species). BirdLife International

Species Fact Sheet It is also on the United States' Endangered Species List with an endangered status. USFWS. Addition of 30 African birds to list of endangered and threatened wildlife. ''Federal Register'' January 12, 1995. accessdate 5 November 2010 Logging was linked to criminal syndicates that laundered rosewood logs through Reunion (Réunion) and Mauritius before

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led to the founding of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation in 1984. 1990 saw the Trust establish a conservation programme in Madagascar along the lines of the Mauritius programme. Durrell visited Madagascar in 1990 to start captive breeding of a number of endemic species like the Aye Aye. * short stories: often bordering on the Roald Dahl-esque, like "Michelin Man" in ''Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium''. The latter also has an acclaimed Gothic horror story titled

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, Sri Lanka, China and Saint Helena. Besides the extensive combining of these diverse heritages in the Western Cape, in other parts of southern Africa, their development has usually been the result of the meeting of two distinct groups. Thus, in KwaZulu-Natal, most coloureds come from British and Zulu (Zulu people) heritage, while Zimbabwean coloureds come from Shona (Shona people) or Ndebele (Northern Ndebele people) mixing with British and the Afrikaner settlers. Griqua (Griqua people), on the other hand, are descendants of Khoisan and Afrikaner trekboers. Despite these major differences, the fact that they draw parentage from more than one "naturalised" racial group means that they are "coloured" in the southern African context. This is not to say that they necessarily identify themselves as such – with a small number preferring to call themselves "black" or "Khoisan" or just "South African." The Coloureds comprise 8.8% (about 4.4 million people) of South Africa's population. Commons:Category:Mauritius WikiPedia:Mauritius Dmoz:Regional Africa Mauritius

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, a former Magistrate of Mauritius, and wife Marie-Louise Carcenac (1817–1857), daughter of Pierre Carcenac (1771–1819) and wife Marie Françoise Dessachis. Eleven of her twelve children with de Lesseps survived their father: Amul is the largest food brand in India and world's largest pouched milk brand with an annual turnover of US $2.2 billion (2010-11). Amul's sales turnover Currently Unions making up GCMMF have 3.1 million producer members with milk collection average of 9.10 million litres per day. Besides India, Amul has entered overseas markets such as Mauritius, UAE, USA, Oman, Bangladesh, Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and a few South African countries. Its bid to enter Japanese (Japanese people) market in 1994 did not succeed, but it plans to venture again. Amul hopes to flow into Japanese market In November 1642, headed east from Mauritius on latitude 44 (44th parallel north) and missing the south coast of Australia, Tasman sighted land (the west coast of the island of Tasmania), and followed the southern coastline around to the east coast. Tasman sent a party ashore at Blackman Bay, on the Tasman Peninsula, who planted a flag and encountered a few of the native inhabitants. Believing he had found a large territory, Tasman named it Van Diemen's Land in honour of his patron. The name "Van Diemen's Land" name was retained when British settlement began there in 1803. It became a byword for horror in England because of the severity of its convict settlements such as Port Arthur (Port Arthur, Tasmania) and Macquarie Harbour (Macquarie Harbour Penal Station). The name had acquired such odium that when it became a self-governing colony in 1855, one of the first acts of the new legislature was to change its name to Tasmania. "Tasmania is preferred, because 'Van Diemen's Land' is associated among all nations with bondage and guilt"John West remarked at the opening of his ''History of Tasmania'' (Launceston: Dowling) 1852, vol I:4). But the old name lingered for many years—Tasmanians were referred to as Vandemonians until the turn of the century. Van Diemen is also commemorated in Van Diemen Gulf on the coast of northern Australia. In addition to the natural expansion of its range, Cattle Egrets have been introduced (introduced species) into a few areas. The species was introduced to Hawaii in 1959, and to the Chagos Archipelago in 1955. Successful releases were also made in the Seychelles and Rodrigues (Rodrigues (island)), but attempts to introduce the species to Mauritius failed. Numerous birds were also released by Whipsnade Zoo in England, but the species was never established. Commons:Category:Mauritius WikiPedia:Mauritius Dmoz:Regional Africa Mauritius


'''Le Bocage International School (LBIS)''' is an English (English language)-medium, private international school offering educational services to boys and girls from the ages of 11-19. LBIS was founded in 1990 and is located at Mount Ory, Moka (Mauritius). LBIS prepares students for the IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate examinations. The '''red-legged golden orb-web spider''' (''Nephila inaurata'') is a species of golden orb-web spider. It lives in Southern Africa and several islands in the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, the Seychelles, Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues). Like other spiders in the family Nephilidae it can weave webs so strong that sometimes even birds and bats get caught. Commons:Category:Mauritius WikiPedia:Mauritius Dmoz:Regional Africa Mauritius

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singer, Joseph Reginald Topize who was commonly known as Kaya (Kaya (musician)), after a song title by Bob Marley. He campaigned for rights of the Mauritian Creole people.

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, parliamentary elections (Elections in Mauritius) begin. The main rivals are prime minister Paul Bérenger of the Mauritian Militant Movement and Navin Ramgoolam of the opposition Social Alliance. (IOL) (BBC) * In Malaysia, medical experts gather in a bird flu (H5N1) conference in Kuala Lumpur.


'''Mauritius''' ( southwest, form part of the Mascarene Islands. The area of the country is 2,040 km 2 . The capital and largest city is Port Louis.

Mauritius claims sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago (United Kingdom) and Tromelin Island (France). The United Kingdom excised the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritian territory prior to Mauritian independence in 1965. The UK gradually depopulated the archipelago's indigenous population (Depopulation of Diego Garcia) and leased its biggest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States. The US soon thereafter established a military base on Diego Garcia.

The island of Mauritius was visited during the medieval period by the Arabs (Arab people) and then by the Portuguese (Kingdom of Portugal), who named it ''Dina Arobi'' and ''Cirne'', respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau (Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange). The Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and, five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France (Isle de France (Mauritius)). Due to its strategic position, Mauritius was known as the "star and key" of the Indian Ocean.

Mauritius became an important base on the trade routes from Europe to the East before the opening of the Suez Canal and was involved in the power struggle between the French and the British. The French won the Battle of Grand Port, their only naval victory over the British during these wars, but they could not prevent the British from landing (Invasion of Isle de France) at Cap Malheureux three months later, and formally surrendered on the fifth day of the invasion, 3 December 1810, on terms allowing settlers to keep their land and property, the use of the French language, and the law of France in criminal and civil matters. Under British rule, the island's name reverted to Mauritius. The country became an independent state on 12 March 1968, following the adoption of a new constitution (Constitution of Mauritius) and became a republic in 1992 within the Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations).

The people of Mauritius (Mauritians) are multiethnic (Multiracial) and multicultural (Multiculturalism). Most Mauritians are multilingual; Mauritian Creole, English, French, and Asian languages are used. The island's government is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system, and Mauritius is highly ranked for democracy (Democracy Index) and for economic (List of countries by economic freedom) and political freedom (Freedom in the World). Along with the other Mascarene Islands, Mauritius is known for its varied flora and fauna (Wildlife of Mauritius), with many species endemic (Endemism) to the island. The island is widely known as the only known home of the dodo, which, along with several other avian species, was made extinct by human activities relatively shortly after the island's settlement.

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