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2 Tecna Tecna is tthe Fairy of Technology and her s rce of sou source o power comes from – you guessed technology! As the science expert of it – te c group, Tecna is the go-to fairy for the gr ro creative creati v devices that help her and the Winx Club get out o of some sticky situations!

Princess Bloom Bloom thinks she’s an ordinary teenager, but everything changes when she discovers the truth that she’s a fairy! Now Bloom’s off to the Alfea College for Fairies in the Magic Dimension, where she becomes the leader of the Winx Club. As the Fairy of the Dragon Flame, she is one of the most powerful fairies in the world. It’s an awesome responsibility, but she’ll use her unique power to defeat evil, like the evil Trix witches, and guide her fellow fairies in the fight against evil.

Princess Roxy Pr P Roxy is very upbeat, cheerful, R and willful, caring a great deal for an animals an im to the point of making her own secret secr re shelter for them in the back of her bar. She’s very brave and is h er father’s ffat always willing to help those in need. The alw wayss w Club Winxx Cl ub first met her at the Frutti Music Bar where she and her father work. She Ba ar w wh owns o own ns a pet dog, Artu, whom she loves very much. ver vve ry m

Flora ra a Flora is the Fairy of Nature so it’s only natural natu ur that she gets her powers and energy from po ow m flowers, plants, grass an and fllo nd trees. When the team needs e a magic eds potion whipped up p they turn to Flora, who also fi fills lls the role of the Winx Club’s peacemaker. tth em maker. She’s super su up thoughtful and sweet w weet and her fairy on faiir friends can count o n her to be there re e for them!

Princess P Pr incesss S Stella Stella S tella is the F Fairy of the Shining Sun, un n, so energy it’ss n no o ssurprise urprisse that she draws her en nergy and d powers directly pow p ow wers e di direc ct from sunlight! Though ugh she is usually usu ssu uall allllly proud pro ou and self-centred, Stella tella cares about her a abo utt he u er friends. She will stickk to t her and do anything to keep ffriends fri en nds a ep p them safe. colour varies from Her signature si sig gn ro om yelloworange orang ge to bright orange and d various shades shad de of pink.

Musa Meet Musa! As A the Fairy muse of Music, her mus se is the She’s a natural music she plays. S Sh detective and with h her superdetails, keen sense for det ta she’s investigator of the definitely the inve es may look like a Winx Club. She m dainty fairy, butt tthis girl is an mysteries and ace at solving m understanding understandin ng the evil plots set up by th the he Trix. Better watch out! w ch o wat ou

Princess Aisha A Ai sha Aisha’s got some serious waves! As the Fairy of Waves, Aisha is nott headfirst afraid of diving headfir rs She’s into any challenge! She e’ fearless, athletic and always looking for the special next adventure. Her spec c power? She can control liquids! Aisha is also an expert at sports and ssword swo rd fighting.

They’re smart, stylish and they’re also magical fairies. They are Winx! It all started when Bloom, who thought she was just an ordinary teenage girl, discovered that she’s really a fairy with extraordinary powers! Join the Winx Club girls as they deal with all the drama of teenage life while trying to save the universe from the wicked senior witches. Get ready to feel the magic!

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3 The main enemies of the Winx Club are an evil trio of teenage nag ge witch sisters. ters. Icy: The leader of the trio. Her name refers to her powers erss of ice. She despises the Winx Club, especially Bloom. She is see seen en as the most powerful of th the he three.

Darcy: Darcy works with all forms of darkness, as her na name ame suggests (“Darcy” meaning “dark” in Gaelic). She has long, dar dark rk brown hair with blond bangs swept to the side of her h face. Stormy: Seen as the youngest of the trio, her powers rs involve i wind, storms, and weather. She has the shortest temper perr of the group and is prone to violent outbursts. She has dark purple, urrple, short curly and quite frizzy hair that looks like a storm has been through n th hrough it.

The Specialists are a group of students who attend an all-boys school near Alfea, the Red Fountain School for Heroics and Bravery. Sky: The king of Eraklyon, he feels stifled by his position. However, he has a strong sense of duty that sometimes causes conflicts, be it with Riven or Bloom. Brandon: He is Sky’s squire and is a great swordsman. He is sometimes conceited like Stella, a reason why they are a good match. He has short brown hair. Timmy: He acts as the geek of the group sometimes and he comes from a long line of scientists. He has short ginger hair, wears glasses and is an extremely good marksman. Riven: A lone wolf, very competitive and good at sports, he sees himself as Sky’s rival. He has short spiked burgundy or dark pink hair and purple eyes. Helia: An artistic student, he is a great pilot and a pacifist. His uncle/grandfather, Saladin, is the headmaster of Red Fountain. He was the top student in Red Fountain until he decided to quit and dedicate his life to nature and poetry. He has rejoined Red Fountain now. Nabu: Nabu is the prince of an unknown kingdom on the planet Andros and is a wizard. He is officially not a real specialist as he does not attend Red Fountain but he is often seen accompanying the other specialists.



Heart face magnets

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Instructions: Draw a heart on the tracing paper to create a template to copy onto the craft paper. Cut out the heart template.

• 1 sheet pink craft foam or paper square + 1 sheet of another colour (perhaps brown, black, red or yellow. The second colour might be the colour of someone’s hair who you want to give the hearts to) • Glue • Ribbon • Scissors • Small magnet • Tracing paper • Pen • Wiggly eyes

Using the template cut out one pink heart and two of the other colour. Fan the hearts outwards, curves to the bottom, and place the pink heart in the middle so that it lies over the other coloured hearts. Allow only half of each outer heart to show. The other half should be behind the pink heart. Place the hearts face-down on the table and glue together to keep in place. Cut out a small circle from the pink foam/paper. Glue this to the back in the middle of the pink hearts curves. This is the “chin” for the face. The two outer hearts are the hair. Turn the hearts face-up and glue the wiggly eyes into place on the pink heart. Draw a nose and also a smile on the lower circle. Let the glue dry. Glue a small magnet to the back of the hearts and once dry, place it on the fridge for all to enjoy.

Remember kids, always get permission from your parents before you start. It’s always a good idea to have a helper nearby.

Drawing the Quaid’s Mazar This week’s Chief Illustrator, Talea Zafar, shows you how to draw the Quaid’s Mazar in five easy steps!

How to make it:

Step 1

Draw a diamond-shape outline. This will be the top of the base of the Mazar.

Next, you need to complete the base by drawing lines from each of the 3 corners of the diamond. Connect the lines at the base.

Step 3

Now to create the dome of the building. Since the dome actually sits on top of the base, you will need to start a little inside of the corner at the top. You can see a little space between the left and right corners and the dome outline. When shading, you can make this space a little darker.

Once you have drawn the basic structure, you now need to create the doorways. These are oval shapes drawn on the two ‘walls’ you can see in this step.

Step 5

Step 2

Step 4

Finally, you can add some texture to the wall. You can also add any details now that you have the complete structure in front of you.

Completed in the 1960’s, Mazar-e-Quaid stands proud in the center of Karachi. Designed by Yahya Merchant, the Mausoleum is 75x75 meters at its base and rises 43m high, atop a 4-meter tall platform. There is an entrance on each side and there is a beautiful park around the Mausoleum, fitted with strong beamed spotlights which project light on the brilliant white Mausoleum at night.


World wide weird Get your weekly dose of the unusual and funny from across the globe!

Lord of balloons Some fans can go the extra mile to show their love and appreciation. That’s exactly what a Lord of the Rings fan has done by building his own hobbit hole — out of 2,600 balloons. Jeremy Telford, 34, spent 40 hours over three days inflating the balloons using a hand-pump. And, thanks to a very understanding wife, he was able to build the shiny structure in his living room. Mr Telford, from Pleasant Grove, Utah, said: “I have been a Tolkien fan ever since reading The Hobbit in Junior High School. I spent a few hours searching online for 18th century English furniture to try to get a style to work from. From there I designed the layout and estimated the number of balloons it would take to make the sculpture.” He added: “When the day came, we set up the camera to take pictures every 18 seconds for a timelapse video. My three children, aged seven, five, and two helped. I inflated each of the 2,600 balloons with a hand pump. The sculpture itself stayed up for three days after being completed. After three days we let the kids demolish it for another two. They were sad when it was finally time to reclaim the living room for living.” SOURCE: WEB.ORANGE.CO.UK

Here it is, the ultimate for you techies out there — a rocking chair that has built in speakers and battery charger all for your iPads. The iRock from Switzerland-based Micasa Labs generates power from the rocking motion which is turned into power for your portable device. Developers claim if you use iRock for 60 minutes you can recharge an iPad 3 to 35%. You can also recharge any other apple device. A spokesman says: “iRock is inspired by traditional rocking chairs and we designed it to resemble the classic, proven designed old rocking chairs. What we have added to the design is a generator that transforms the movement into power. We have equipped the iRock with an iPad stand and a set of built in speakers in the back rest.” The company says the product explores how furniture can interact with technology and actually support the power for this technology. The iRock is handcrafted out of Swedish pine wood and comes in five different colours. SOURCE: WEB.ORANGE.CO.UK

One would expect a cereal box toy to drop into the cereal bowl while enjoying a wholesome breakfast but a German man was shocked beyond belief when he found a mummified bat in his bowl. Experts in Stuttgart believe the bat had flown into the packaging by mistake and had suffocated to death. Scientists have been unable to establish whether the bat had flown into the box of Mini-Zimties cereal at the factory or after they had been opened. Food safety official Jorg Sturmer said: “I have never seen anything like it. This really is an unusual case.” SOURCE: WEB.ORANGE.CO.UK


Most of us are now equipped with handy smartphones and start clicking away and uploading pictures on Facebook within a matter of seconds but a Chinese centenarian couple has waited long to have their wedding photos taken — after 88 years of marriage. Wu Conghan, 101, and his wife Wu Sognshi, 103, married in 1924, and have been together for almost nine decades. When they got married there wasn’t the option to have photos taken and it is something they have dreamt of having ever since. Recently their dream was made reality by a local photo company and the pair posed up in their wedding finery for the shots. Sognshi wore a white wedding dress and veil and carried some red flowers, and she made sure Conghan looked dapper in his white suit and bow tie. They may look older in their wedding pictures but certainly not less romantic! SOURCE: WEB.ORANGE.CO.UK

Vote or Die!

Rocking iPads

What Batman has for breakfast

Better late than never

Mitt Romney may have lost the overall election but he wins Arizona’s support — especially from Arizona’s women. An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix because he failed to vote in the election. Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle. Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant Jesse Sanger said. Police said Daniel Solomon told them his wife became angry over his “lack of voter participation” in the presidential election and believed her family would face hardship as a result of Obama winning another term. Witnesses reported the argument broke out in a parking lot and escalated. Mrs Solomon then chased her husband around the lot with the car, yelling at him as he tried to hide behind a light pole. He was struck after attempting to flee to a nearby street. SOURCE: FORWARD.COM

A snake you can swallow

Pee power

Ironically, dying at the hands of a real python would probably be less agonising than the prolonged torture of consuming this eight foot long, 26 pound gummy snake. The US company, Vat19, admits its creation, which contains a whopping 36,000 calories, is “as ridiculous as candy can get”. Priced at nearly £95 (Rs14,438), it boasts intricate eyes, blended colouring, ridged coils, and thousands of individually carved scales. The hand-made treat comes in either blue raspberry with green apple or red cherry flavours. The Party Python works out at more than 18 days of an adult’s recommended daily allowance of calories. But suggests it could better be divided into 306 servings of 40 grams and 120 calories each. SOURCE: WEB.ORANGE.CO.UK

Four resourceful teenagers from Nigeria have created a generator that runs on a material easily found in any part of the world — pee. 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatyoin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola created their urine-powered generator as part of Maker Faire Africa, a startup event held in Lagos, Nigeria that highlights African innovations and inventions. The device works by separating out the hydrogen from urine and using it to power the generator. Although incredibly inventive, the girls’ device isn’t quite ready to power up a house just yet. It has been pointed out that the separation of hydrogen from urine still requires an outside source of electricity. Another issue is safety, since hydrogen poses an explosion risk. Still, there’s no doubt that the teens are on the right track when it comes to thinking about creative ways to harness energy. SOURCE: SMARTPLANET.COM


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s n i g i r O d r o W An apple a day keeps the doctor away Apples are really good for you. They contain Vitamin C which improves your immune system. They also reduce tooth decay by cleaning one’s teeth and killing off bacteria. But while apples may be good for us, the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” does not specifically talk about apples. In Old English the word apple was used to describe any round fruit that grew on a tree. The earliest record of this phrase comes from Wales, “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”

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Cool facts A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colours of its environment. A rodent’s teeth never stop growing. The hippopotamus is born underwater. Taurophobia is the fear of bulls. You can tell a turtle’s gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt, females hiss. An elephant’s trunk has around 15,000 muscles. 200 litres of water is drunk from it per day. Squirrels cannot see the colour red. The average chicken lays about 260 eggs per year. A starving mouse will eat its own tail. Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood.



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