Art and Life


     Name:Beteal Mahari

    Country representing:Eritrea

    My name is Beteal Mahari and I will be representing the strikingly beautiful country of Eritrea which means the Red Sea.

    Platform: to supporting and empowering orphan children in Africa and all over the world, as I believe children are our future empowering them is to empower our world of a better future for our next generation.

    Hobbies: is to dance, poetry, Muay Thai boxing, singing,volunteer work, traveling,adventure and acting

    I Was born In Kenya, Nairobi form my Eritrean parents and currently residing in Oakland, CA.
    I reflect a varied personality including ambition, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. I am also a well determined and vigorous individual, yet pleasantly calm. I encourage fighting for what you desire and believe in, and doing it through God because nothing great comes easy and with God everything and anything is possible, I was fortunate enough to work with one of the prestigious Airlines in the world, Emirates airlines in Dubai UAE as a flight attendant for almost 4yrs Globe trotting and learning about new cultures, has opened my mind and my eyes in the beauty of this world and how our differences and uniqueness can bring us together for one common goal.

    I am currently working as a procedural scheduler at Summit hospital and studying Nursing at Merritt College, motivated by my love for learning and succeeding as I strive to become an outstanding and successful woman in today’s society. With the definitive goal of becoming a professional nurse practitioner, and one day open an orphanage for little kids back home , I am also currently doing my Acting classes in Improvisational techniques for the love of art. During my spare time I volunteer with the Red Cross, Locally, I am involved in keeping our culture alive and as a role model; creating avenues for young individuals like me, which fosters the establishment and development of their talents that can ultimately benefit our society.

    Apart from the above, I have kept a keen interest in theater and enjoy reading, writing short stories and poetry, and most importantly spending time with my loved ones.
    The Bible is the book I spend most time reading, but science fictional stories are more appealing to my imagination. I don’t have a favourite writer; however, I have had the pleasure to bask in the creativity of Authors such as Dan Brown; who is known for his famous Da Vinci Code, and Jules Verne; Author of Journey to the Centre of
    the earth.
    A five year forecast of my life includes me having completed my Bachelors degree as a Nurse Practitioner In addition, I envisage myself as a Miss Africa Bay Area 2017 Pageant contestant at one of the most prestigious pageants; and wish to continue my contributions as a local cultural activist and role model, through the medium of arts and culture as well as my medical skill sets.

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  • Thirsty Somalis trek 60 km for water as drought and conflict bite

     A second poor rainy season in Somalia has pushed livestock herders in the drought-hit Puntland region to trek an average of 60 km (40 miles) to fetch drinking water, aid agencies said on Monday, calling for rapid action to prevent renewed famine.

    Five million Somalis, or more than four out of ten people, do not have enough to eat because of poor rains and fighting between the Islamist militant group al Shabaab and Somalia's African Union-backed government.

    "Somalia went through a very similar situation in 2011 where two failed rain seasons, overlapping shocks, restricted action and a late response resulted in large-scale human catastrophe," 38 aid groups, including Oxfam, Action Aid and the Norwegian Refugee Council, said in a statement.

    "We have been repeatedly promising to not let this happen again... What are we waiting for?"

    It called on humanitarians and donors to revise existing projects to focus on life-saving support for women, children and other communities hard-hit by the drought.

    "It is our responsibility as donors, as implementers, as national and local authorities, as Somali business community... to see that this drought does not lead to a famine," it said.

    Somalia's 2011 famine, which killed 260,000 people, was caused by drought, conflict and a ban on food aid in territory held by al Shabaab.

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  • 8 Things to Tell Yourself When You Feel Like a Failure

     1. "Things didn’t work out the way I wanted, but I’m still OK."

    Turning failure into a catastrophe isn’t helpful. Keep failure in proper perspective and choose to be grateful for what you have. Whether it's your health or having a roof over your head, there are always things to be thankful for.

    2. "Failure is proof I’m pushing myself to my limits."

    You could live a safe and boring life that is relatively free of failure if you wanted. But if you want to become a better version of yourself, you need to do things that might cause you to fail. Falling down is evidence that you’re trying hard to accomplish something.

    3. "I will focus on the things I can control."

    Failure isn’t always personal. Just because you didn’t get that promotion doesn’t mean you’re not good enough. It might just mean you were competing against someone more qualified. Focus on the things you can control—like doing your best—and less on the outcomes that you can’t control—like whether you’ll get hired.

    4. "Failing feels uncomfortable, but I can handle it."

    Doubting your ability to handle embarrassment, shame, or regret makes the pain of failure last longer.  Remind yourself that you can handle failure, and you’ll be more likely to deal with the discomfort it may cause in a productive manner.

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    1. People are more likely to return a lost wallet if they find a baby picture inside of it! 

    2. People spend almost half of their waking hours day dreaming!
    3. On average women cry between 30-60 times a year, while men cry around 6 times!
    4. Lack of sleep leads to sugar carving!
    5. Most of the serial killers are born in November !
    6. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones!
    7. Nearly 40% men don't feel confident while meeting a women for first time!
    8. The Truman Syndrome is a condition where an individual honestly believes that his/her life is a part of a reality show


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  • LIST OF MISS WORLD (1951-2015)

    Miss World 1951 - Kiki Haakonson, Sweden
    Miss World 1952 - May Louise Flodin, Sweden
    Miss World 1953 - Denise Perrier, France
    Miss World 1954 - Antigone Costanda, Egypt
    Miss World 1955 - Carmen Zubillaga, Venezuela
    Miss World 1956 - Petra Schurmann, Germany
    Miss World 1957 - Marita Lindahl, Finland
    Miss World 1958 - Penelope Coelen, South Africa
    Miss World 1959 - Corine Rottschafer, Holland
    Miss World 1960 - Norma Cappagli, Argentina
    Miss World 1961 - Rosemarie Frankland, United Kingdom
    Miss World 1962 - Catharine Lodders, Holland
    Miss World 1963 - Carole Crawford, Jamaica
    Miss World 1964 - Ann Sidney, United Kingdom
    Miss World 1965 - Lesley Langley, United Kingdom
    Miss World 1966 - Reita Faria, India
    Miss World 1967 - Madeiline Hartog Bel, Peru
    Miss World 1968 - Penelope Plummer, Australia
    Miss World 1969 - Eva Reuber Staier, Austria

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