Selina Celebrates Sixteen New Openings and Signings Worldwide in Q2

NEW YORK – Selina, the fast-growing experiential and lifestyle hospitality brand targeting Millennials and Gen Z travelers, announced today that it has celebrated the opening of eight new properties in Greece, in Australia, Portugal, Panama, the United States, Morocco and Israel during the second quarter of 2022. It also signed …

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‘The Forgiven’ explores the haves and have-nots – Metro Philadelphia

By María Estévez, MWN Based on Lawrence Osborne’s 2012 novel of the same name, “The Forgiven” stars Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith and Said Taghmaoui. Chastain and Fiennes play as a wealthy couple who travel to Morocco for a weekend of debauchery at the sprawling desert estate of a …

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An eco-friendly paradise in rural Morocco – Travel Weekly

While a trip to Morocco often begins and ends with visiting the big cities like Marrakech for most people, it is worth getting out of town to explore the High Atlas mountains. For anyone who likes to be surrounded by serenity, nature, and traditional Berber hospitality (and in the cooler …

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How much you’ll pay in taxes for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached over $1.02 billion. But not all winners win the same pot; depending on the state you live in, you may be subject to higher state taxes. Friday’s draw is the third biggest Mega Millions jackpot of all time. Although lottery jackpots are often shared …

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Magic Truffles and Me: Can Psilocybin Rejuvenate the Brain?

There’s nothing wrong with an old brain, one that has developed expertise, wisdom and skill, but wouldn’t it be nicer to have the best of both worlds? A more flexible brain is less jaded and more resilient, can get rid of suffering more effectively, and gets rid of debilitating habits, …

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“Something Strange, Like Hunger” by Malika Moustadraf

Book Club: A true giant of Moroccan literature, Malika Moustadraf has left an indelible mark on Arab feminism and feminist literature. In this posthumous anthology of short stories, Malika questions Casablanca’s underlings: those seen but not heard. Something Strange, Like Hunger presents Moustadraf’s short fiction: haunting and visceral stories by …

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Tribal Loan Interest Rates $38 Million Class Action Settlement

Several tribal officials have agreed to fund a settlement worth $39 million to resolve claims of trying to circumvent loan laws. The settlement benefits consumers who obtained a loan from Golden Valley, Silver Cloud or Majestic Lake at any time or those who obtained a loan from Mountain Summit before …

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How well does your state protect payday loan borrowers?

How much a typical consumer pays to borrow small amounts of money — and whether that person is likely to be able to repay that loan within the specified time frame — differs significantly from state to state. This variation largely results from whether or not state regulations limit the …

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Tunisians to vote on constitution on Monday

TUNIS: Tunisians will vote on Monday for a constitution that would give more power to President Kais Saied, a key moment in his plan to overhaul the political system. The referendum comes a year to the day after Saied sacked the government and suspended parliament. Its opponents have called for …

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‘Princess Diaries 2’ Opera Star Criticized For Wearing Blackface

Famous opera singer Anna Netrebko is being slammed online after performing several times on stage while wearing blackface. In July, Netrebko went viral after starring in the Italian production of Aida at the Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy. Netrebko wore a black face on stage for the show, darkening …

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The mixed-race Moroccan: Conflicting cultural expectations

Children of mixed ethnicity are often stuck in a sort of limbo, unable to fulfill the “authentic” traits of their parents’ heritage. In her blog post, Yasmina Achlim flips the script on authenticity and forces us to embrace our heterogeneous makeup. “Well, you’re not really Moroccan.” Those words were etched …

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The Amundi Evian Championship, when women’s golf reaches new heights

Matthieu Camison, General Manager Evian Resort Golf Club (photo ©Lewis Joly) and Amélie Bourdin, Tournament Director The Amundi Evian Championship (photo ©TAEC) Since 2013, it has been one of five Grand Slam tournaments in women’s golf. The Amundi Evian Championship, chaired by Franck Riboud with Jacques Bungert, promotes the discipline …

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Since ancient times, tattoos have been a mark of self-expression, not gangsterism

“Each tattoo design was unique to that individual and since it conveyed specific information about status, rank, ancestry and ability, it was accurately described as a form of identity card or passport, a kind of aesthetic barcode for the face.” FILE: Tattoo artist Adrian Wright works on a client. Image: …

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Beyond Cairo: 8 Other Cities That Showcase Egypt’s Charm

Beyond Cairo: 8 Other Cities That Showcase Egypt’s Charm Image Credit: Matador Networks Greater Cairo, the largest metropolitan area in Egypt, which includes Cairo, Giza and Qalubiya, covers almost 20% of the total population of Egypt with 21 million inhabitants. It is therefore not surprising that those who imagine …

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Former rebels turned soldiers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former RPA-ABB members Jogie Siplao and Vincent de la Cruz (right to left) are now Army regulars with the 3rd Infantry Division.* PA Photo Being former enemies of the country, serving in the Philippine Army was a great accomplishment for Private Vincent Dela Cruz of Barangay …

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Josephine Baker was a badass resistance spy

As Josephine Baker passed through international checkpoints in Spain and Morocco, the dancer and singer teased officers who asked to see her papers, saying they just wanted her “autograph”. Her official story was that she was on a “tour of Spain”. She was really working as a spy for the …

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These Lesser-Known Historic Places in Algeria Are Truly Epic: Find Out Why

If Morocco looks more like a tourist destination, Algeria, on the other hand, is a less traveled country that has received bad publicity, thanks to the mainstream media, but also to the laborious visa procedure, which could discourage a traveler. Still, those with a real thirst for exploring this largest …

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Time Out lists the world’s best cities for 2022

Not every city skyline includes an extinct volcano, an imposing hilltop castle and a series of centuries-old buildings, but Edinburgh’s awe-inspiring skyline is just one of the reasons Scotland’s capital is the best Time Out city for 2022. Each year, the media company asks some 20,000 city dwellers around the …

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Tunisian president publishes amended draft constitution with minor changes

The anniversary of the Yazidi genocide is a grim reminder of Daesh’s crimes against humanity DUBAI: On August 3, Yazidis around the world will come together to mourn their brothers, sisters, parents and other loved ones who were massacred by Daesh eight years ago. It was on that fateful day …

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Ray Allen named president and CEO of Milwaukee’s oldest black-owned bank

Ray Allen is supposed to be retired. He remembers it from time to time. But the tireless community advocate is cut from a different kente fabric. Every career move is intentional, rooted in his enduring determination to build relationships that benefit the community as a whole. By Yvette L. Craig …

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The Wonder of Wandering Life

Nomads: the wanderers who shaped our world Anthony Satin John Murrayp. 368£25 Anthony Sattin begins with a quote from Bruce Chatwin, who tried all his life to produce a book on nomads but never quite succeeded (the closest he got was songs). Hoping to persuade Tom Maschler in Cape Town …

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CFPB discusses consumer finance data and sets priorities – Financial Services

July 08, 2022 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. On June 15, CFPB Deputy Director Zixta Martinez delivered a keynote address at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2022 Consumer Assembly. The Deputy …

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A full-time funk experience – Monterey Herald

Guitarist and sound engineer Jesse DeCarlo, 46, has spent most of his life pursuing his passion, music. The Monterey native picked up the guitar when he was 13 and hasn’t let go since. Well not exactly. He majored in geology while in college and spent a few years as a …

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Best Small Personal Loans of 2022 – Forbes Advisor

Lenders set a number of different standards or rules when deciding whether to offer loans to the public. One of these standards is a minimum loan amount. Some lenders decide not to offer small personal loans and instead start at $5,000 or more. So if you’re looking to borrow a …

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“The Forgiven,” a predictable tale of horrible rich people and their misdeeds

FILM CRITIC ‘THE FORGIVEN’ Rated R. At Landmark Kendall Square. Category B- A supposedly scathing, Evelyn Waugh-ish look at a group of British and American elites using rural Morocco as an exotic setting for a licentious weekend, “The Forgiven” is a mix of strangers and bad behavior. Driving through the …

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‘A Hilltop Mirage’: Food, Drink and Adventure in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain | Holidays in Andalusia

JJust above the horizon, wild horses gallop around a white domed building while, within patting distance, a small donkey nibbles on wild poppies and purple periwinkle. We stop to admire the view, before returning by bike after a day of hiking and swimming surrounded by pine forests on the Andalusian …

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‘Mid-Century Millennial’ – the ubiquitous look that invaded the homes of a generation | Interiors

FFor two years from 2017, I was subletting an apartment in Stockholm, and the deal was that it would contain everything except the landlady’s clothes and some of her books. I was fine with that because I hadn’t brought anything with me except some clothes and a few books. My …

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A fabricated problem must not be allowed to derail the global cooperation and economic opportunities that Rabat offers

Earlier this month, Morocco’s Minister of Digital Transformation and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, wrapped up a successful trip to India that culminated in a memorandum of understanding signed by HCL Technologies with the northeastern nation. African. The trip signified in many ways the growing bilateral relationship between India and Morocco. …

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LendingPoint Personal Loans Review 2022 – Forbes Advisor

Although LendingPoint’s credit requirements are more lenient than some other lenders, its APR may be higher. If you’re looking for a personal loan, it’s worth shopping around for the best rate. Here’s how LendingPoint compares to some of its competitors. LendingPoint vs. SoFi If you’re looking to borrow a large …

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How fog nets make water plentiful in the Atlas Mountains – and can help in California

Aqualonis During the summer drought of the Moroccan desert, fog nets are used to provide drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in remote mountain villages. Now villagers can irrigate agricultural fields, turning desertified land into verdant gardens, all thanks to mathematician and businessman Aissa Derhem. Derhem lived in …

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Teacher forces Chinese student to sit alone with ‘foreign’ food

A teacher has come under fire after allegedly targeting a young child forcing them to eat their lunch alone after claiming the child was ‘distracting’ other children by bringing ‘foreign’ food to the canteen. A mother took to Reddit to explain that she was furious with her daughter’s teacher, leading …

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More and more students are taking training in personal finance. But is it enough?

Image source: Getty Images One in four high school students is required to take a personal finance course. Key points Nearly a quarter (22.7%) of high school students today must take a personal finance course to graduate. Legislatures in 26 states are introducing 60 different bills to expand access to …

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My sun vacation with a difference – in amazing Agadir, Morocco

Stepping off the plane, a rush of hot air pressed against my face. It was both uplifting and soothing, and one I hadn’t felt in three years. The desire to leave Ireland is quite strong at the moment. A number of my close friends have emigrated, and since the pandemic …

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Five African tourist villages in exceptional order – The Sun Nigeria

Last week, we explained that Nigeria was not mentioned when the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) unveiled the names of African countries with the best tourist villages. We are not good at leaving such footprints in the global tourism market, but would prefer to host winning teams in Africa …

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California lawmakers urge FDIC to curb banking partnerships

Four Democratic members of the California State Legislature recently sent a letter to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) urging the agency to take action against FDIC-supervised banks that partner with non-bank lenders. to offer high cost installment loans. Two of the letter’s authors, California Senator Monique Limon and Assemblyman …

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Best Online Installment Loans for Bad Credit July 2022

Upgrade Ideal for bad credit installment loans for debt consolidation 6.55–35.47% Personal loans granted through the upgrade carry annual percentage rates (APR) from 6.55% to 35.97%. All personal loans carry an origination fee of 2.9% to 8%, which is deducted from the loan proceeds. Lower rates require automatic payment and …

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Benefits of Merino Wool from African Merino Sheep

Merino sheep are only found in a limited number of places in the world. Besides New Zealand and Argentina, the sheep species is also found in Africa. The well-known breed of sheep mainly roams in South Africa. Did you know that the merino wool of this African sheep has many …

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Here’s everything you need to know about the argan tree

Wild plants provide medical and nutritional benefits, as well as economic opportunities, for communities around the world. The argan tree is indigenous to parts of North Africa and supports millions of local people, especially women, through the sale of argan oil. The United Nations has granted protected status to a …

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The meaning of animism: philosophy, religion and living being

In some cultures, life and sentient beings are believed to exist only for certain beings, such as humans, animals, and plants. In other belief systems, however, places and objects are also believed to have some level of sentience. This is the case with animism, the belief that all things, including …

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‘Tale of The Lion King’ Disneyland: What to Expect

Disneyland offers a production of The Lion King it has never been done before. Since its debut in 1994, the animated film has been adapted for the stage as an award-winning Broadway musical and reimagined into a 2019 live-action film. Tale of the Lion King brings history to life in …

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Schapiro: A payday loan battle that started in Virginia with a whimper, ended with a bang | Columnists

Jeff Schapiro DEAN HOFFMEYER/TIMES-EXPATCH///////// Jay Speer has been lobbying the Virginia legislature for as long as he’s been a parent: 22 years. And for almost all, while he and his wife raised two children, both now out of college, Speer battled the high-cost instant loan industry, arguing that payday lenders …

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Progressive prosecutors movement on trial in California primary

Three prosecutors at the forefront of the progressive movement in California will be tried on June 7. Chesa Boudin, San Francisco’s chief prosecutor, faces a recall election in the primary. Polls suggest there is a good chance he will lose. Diana Becton and Tori Berber Salazar, chief prosecutors for two …

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Abrar & Sargun of ‘Yeh Hai Chaahtein’ comes to support Altamash Faraz after netizens…

Star Plus show ‘Yeh Hai Chahatein’ wins the love of the audience. So much so that the show increased BARC’s ratings and became the second most-watched show on television. The track in which Preesha and Rudra remarry was very well received by the viewers. And now, to spice up the …

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Michelin-acclaimed SF restaurant hosts Celtics for dinner

Berber, a Moroccan restaurant in Russian Hill in San Francisco, hosted Boston Celtics players Marcus Smart, Aaron Nesmith and Juwan Morgan the day before their NBA Finals Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors, 120-108, at Chase Center Thursday. The trio took photos with guests and co-owner Borhen Hammami on …

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8 Most Exciting Things To Do In Boumalne Dades, Morocco

Morocco is a great place for travelers who appreciate ancient history, as well as rich culture and delicious cuisine, from desserts to savory delights. For example, Morocco has been the site of many popular films like Gladiator, giving tourists a taste of the beauty of the country. So while Chefchaouen …

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The easiest personal loans to get in 2022 – Forbes Advisor

Upstart has made its mark in the personal loan space due to its artificial intelligence and machine learning approach to qualifying borrowers. In fact, Upstart estimates that it was able to approve 27% more borrowers than it could under a traditional lending model. With competitive APRs, Upstart is not a …

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Personal Loans Review 2022 Upgrade – Forbes Advisor

The best personal loans offer competitive rates, flexible loan amounts, and a wide range of terms. Here’s how Upgrade Personal Loans compare to other popular lenders: Upgrade Vs. SoFi SoFi personal loans start at $5,000 and range up to $100,000 depending on the purpose of the loan, which is significantly …

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Tunisian post-revolution cinema in the spotlight

A triplet of Tunisian films have been selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, cementing its status as a regional film hub. Speaking with officials, The New Arab learns how the Arab Spring was a watershed moment in their growth. The country that triggered the wave of protests that would …

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Louisiana governor vetoes bill allowing high-cost installment loans

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill that would have allowed consumer lenders to offer short-term installment loans with triple-digit interest rates. The bill sought to establish a new type of consumer loan of up to $1,500 and with terms of between 90 days and one year. Edwards, a …

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How Arab Culinary Innovation Reinvented Portuguese Cuisine

Book Club: The contribution of Arabs and Moors to the Iberian Peninsula remains evident through architectural and academic advancements. But what about gastronomy? Portugal: The Cookbook details the vast extent of Arab culinary innovation in the country. Among other notable products, the Arabs and Moors brought sugar to the Iberian …

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Schapiro: Started in Virginia with a whine, ended with a bang | Government and politics

BY JEFF E. SCHAPIRO Richmond Times-Dispatch Jay Speer has been lobbying the Virginia legislature for as long as he’s been a parent: 22 years. And for almost all, while he and his wife raised two children, both now out of college, Speer battled the high-cost instant loan industry, arguing that …

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The Dakar Biennale pays tribute to the legendary Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté

Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté uses colors and fabrics specific to the Sahel to draw attention to social issues and bring together unique works of contemporary African art with enthusiasts. One of the 59 artists in the official selection of the 14th Dakar Biennale, Konaté’s works in the field of contemporary …

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New laws and more affordable lenders could shake up the payday loan market

Inflation has particularly affected people who are already struggling to fit gas in their tanks and groceries in their refrigerators. For many, a payday loan may seem like the only way to get the money needed. In recent years, however, as more states impose restrictions on risky short-term lending, new …

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Litigation leaves CFPB payday rule in limbo

Over the past five years, the payday loan industry has successfully fought federal regulations on short-term, low-value loans by suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The years-long litigation over the CFPB’s payday rule may finally come to a head, but the fact that the industry was able to block the …

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Chefs give their top tips for making barbecue season a success

From giving the veggies some love to seasoning everything right, that’s how the pros do it. There’s nothing better than the charred, delicious flavor of food when cooked over the fire – but the unpredictability can be quite daunting. If you’re looking to have the best BBQ season ever, here’s …

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Professors share ‘little known’ facts – News

Is there life on other planets? What does the term “viking” really mean? Is Earth due to another magnetic field reversal? Expert professors from several departments, including history, East Asian languages, art history, geosciences, government, and physics, share a little-known fact about their discipline. John Eldevik, Professor of History – …

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Virginia Credit Union expands again with its first branch at Scott’s Addition

Virginia Credit Union will take over one of the glass storefronts along Broad Street in The Icon. (Michael Schwartz photo) On the heels of its first expansion in Carytown, Richmond’s largest credit union is once again on the move in the city. Virginia Credit Union recently signed a lease for …

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New laws, lenders improve access to small affordable loans

Inflation has particularly affected people who are already struggling to fit gas in their tanks and groceries in their refrigerators. For many, a payday loan may seem like the only way to get the money needed. In recent years, however, as more states impose restrictions on risky short-term lending, new …

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1 dead, 3 injured after falling 300ft down cliff in Palos Verdes Estates prompting rescue response

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (KABC) — A man was killed and three others were injured after falling off a cliff in the Palos Verdes Estates area on Monday morning, prompting a major rescue response. The incident was reported around 4:30 a.m. near Paseo Del Mar, according to the Los Angeles …

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U.S. Senators Warren, Wyden, Sanders, Murray “Blast” private equity giant KKR, saying company “grossly substandard care and unsafe living conditions” in group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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10 things to know before climbing Mount Toubkal

Morocco is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is known for its rich culture, diverse cuisine, vibrant nightlife and Mount Toubkal. As a result, many hikers and mountaineers travel to Morocco to reach the top of the mountain. Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in Morocco and one …

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Ukrainian folk rappers win Eurovision with musical morale boost

DUBAI: For many Lebanese, the past can be a painful subject. A civil war destroyed large swaths of the country between 1975 and 1990. The post-war period was marked by sectarian strife and government dysfunction. But despite the traumas of recent decades, Lebanon remains a land of immense cultural richness, …

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Algeria looks to Turkey to realize untapped economic potential

Growing regional ties and cooperation are driving rapid economic recovery for Algeria and Turkey, despite nearly two years of pandemic disruption and market volatility. A series of landmark agreements between Turkey and Algeria deepen bilateral cooperation, with the two countries sharing positive economic prospects. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s three-day presidential …

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Press Releases | Press | President’s Press Room | Chair

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The Church’s new saints ‘lived boundless lives of love’

Pope Francis celebrates mass for the canonization of 10 new saints in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on May 15, 2022. Five of the new saints are from Italy, three from France, one from India and one from the Netherlands. (SNC Photo/Paul Haring) Pope Francis added a new group …

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Virginians win $489 million in payday loan settlement – ​​The Virginian-Pilot

Online payday loan companies that charged up to 919% interest will spend $489 million to repay some 555,000 borrowers, to settle a class action lawsuit brought by eight Virginians. The lawsuit alleged that Golden Valley Lending; Silver Cloud Financial, Inc.; Mountain Summit Financial, Inc.; and Majestic Lake Financial, Inc., all …

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In Agadir, there are 11 top attractions and things to do.

Agadir’s beautiful white sand surrounds the coastline, making it Morocco’s ideal destination for a sun, beach and sea holiday. The main attraction for many people is relaxing on the beach. Agadir is also a fantastic starting point for day trips and longer trips to the villages and sights of the …

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The invisible world of Siwi Berber in Egypt

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What is the Great Replacement? Buffalo killer Payton Gendron cited theory as reason for hate crime

BUFFALO, NY: The 18-year-old who shot dead 10 people and injured three others at a Buffalo supermarket has reportedly released a white supremacist manifesto, outlining his step-by-step plan. Officials revealed that Payton Gendron claimed in a 180-page rant that he was ‘radicalized’ on the internet when he was bored during …

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Virginia Court Approved $489 Million in Aid for Victims of Illegal Internet Payday Loans

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The federal court in Richmond has given preliminary approval to a class action settlement that would provide $489 million in relief to victims of illegal internet lending. The ruling was released Thursday, May 12, and will affect approximately 555,000 consumers who have been charged more than …

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The ultimate (post-Brexit) guide to traveling with your dog

“Dogs are an integral part of the family and bring great joy to recreation. We shouldn’t have to give up our dogs when we go on vacation, a moment to bask in the company of our loved ones. Last summer, for this very reason, I avoided flights to distant lands …

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Stripping Wealth on Purpose: The Impact of Predatory Lenders in Memphis – Non Profit News

Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash Memphis, according to the 2020 census, is home to approximately 633,000 people, 64.5% of whom are African Americans. As a new report from the Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis (BCCM) and the Hope Policy Institute, the policy arm of Hope Credit Union, a Delta-based …

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‘Spiritual healer’ arrested for sexually abusing around 900 women in Tunisia

A Tunisian posing as a “spiritual healer” has been arrested after a TV report in which he confessed to tricking hundreds of women into having sex with him, a judicial source said. According to the TV report, the man, who introduced himself on his Facebook page as “Bolga Kahouli”, persuades …

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Can Lebanon reverse the trend of futile elections in the Middle East?

Can Lebanon reverse the trend of futile elections in the Middle East? Supporters of the Lebanese Hezbollah group listen to a speech by their leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in the southern city Thus, Lebanon returns to the polls on Sunday. Excited? No, me neither. Elections in the Middle …

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Ariab gold production company shut down by protesters in Beja

Demonstrators in the Red Sea state yesterday morning sealed off the grounds of gold-producing company Ariab in Hassai to protest what they see as the targeting of the company’s deputy chief executive, Mohamed Hagwab, a Beja from the region. Local resident Haider Siraj said in an interview with Radio Dabanga’s …

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Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes a school requirement. Seven states …

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Six chic base camps where a beautiful walk starts on the doorstep

High on the Atlas in Morocco Kasbah Bab Ourika seen from the Ourika Valley I used to visit Morocco several times a year – hopping along the Barbary coast from El Jadida to Oualidia to Essaouira, exploring the palm grove of Skoura and the Draa Valley, or sleeping in tents …

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How travel to Morocco survived the pandemic

Tourism has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic. Many travel agencies have gone bankrupt and several professionals have lost their jobs. Morocco, which was once the top destination for tourists in Africa, has closed its borders. The situation was difficult for families and all those who …

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A brilliant Saharan ray of Tuareg music and ambiance

The New Arab Meets: Tuareg nomadic group, Tamikrest. Following in the esteemed footsteps of famous Tuareg bands past, Tamikrest have since established themselves as stalwarts of the desert blues style, reflecting their Saharan essence. “A bit of blues, with a bit of rock”, and the Tamasheq [Tuareg] essence, “it’s our …

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How Eve Branson Changed My Perspectives

Zoubair Abderrazzak is a project manager at the Eve Branson Foundation and below he shares how Eve changed his outlook and his life. I have been with the Eve Branson Foundation (EBF) since Eve developed her first project in Morocco in 2005. Since then, the foundation has been creating opportunities …

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Babka, borsch… and pumpkin spices? Two writers discuss Jewish identity through contemporary cookbooks.

Druckman: I wanted him to have a bit more…gravitas isn’t the right word, but something that grounded him. On the other hand, I’m the last person who thinks a cookbook should be everything for everyone. And if it has the effect it’s supposed to have, even just on you, then …

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Meet Leila Haddad, the Queen of Bellydance

What strikes you the most when you meet the enigmatic Leila Haddad are those intricate braids that cascade over her shoulders and are adorned with shiny threads and metallic rings. A single cowrie dangles from one of the braids in the center of her forehead. Dressed in a pink and …

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Do the ethnic categories used by universities for “diversity” purposes make sense?

The race-conscious admissions policies of Harvard and UNC divide applicants into the following categories for purposes of determining eligibility for race-based applicationsadvantages in the admissions process: (1) Asian; (2) native of Hawaii or the Pacific Islands; (3) Hispanic; (4) white; (5) African American; and (6) Native American. As Professor David …

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Best Installment Loans of 2022 – Forbes Advisor

Upgrade was launched in 2017 and provides online and mobile banking and credit services accessible in all states except Iowa, Vermont and West Virginia. Since then, the platform has made more than $3 billion in credit available to more than 10 million applicants and continues to expand its online and …

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Marvel bucked its own streak of Orientalist tropes with its latest film, Moon Knight, directed by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab. The New Arab charts the media franchise’s portrayal of the SWANA region and explains why Moon Knight could be a turning point. As people of South West Asian and North …

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2022 PGA Championship odds, course: Surprising golf picks, predictions from an advanced model that hit the masters

The second major championship of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season will take place May 19-22 when Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa hosts the 2022 PGA Championship. This will be the fifth time the club has hosted the PGA Championship and it has also already hosted three US Opens. Tiger …

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COVID woes prompt more states to require financial literacy classes

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Sailing around the world turns into a year-long odyssey, complete with card games and cockroaches

Australian Guy Chester, alone on the 52-foot GC sanctuary somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, had just finished season six of ‘Game of Thrones’ and really wanted the final two seasons. Mr Chester broadcast a TV-related SOS. In French Polynesia, where the 58-year-old environmental and ecotourism consultant was not allowed to …

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What exactly are really unemployed loans?

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“You ask 10 different people what it means to be Arab, and you might get 10 different answers.” This is how Danny Hajjar, 31, of Lebanese-American origin and who grew up in Boston, describes the diversity and richness of Arab and Arab-American identities. “Lebanese, for example, have a different idea …

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Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes a school requirement. Seven states …

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“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education center with in-depth fitness, nutrition and adventure lessons and over 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ >”,”name”:”in -content-cta”,”type”:”link”}}”>Join Outside+ today. When it comes to charismatic megafauna, bears …

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In recent years, Johnny Depp’s personal life has made far more headlines than his film career. And that’s too bad. At this point in his life, the 58-year-old is set to take a victory lap into the golden years of what has been one of the most impressive and successful …

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One of North Africa’s biggest rock stars, Bombino is a Jazz Fest veteran whose unique story matches the range that Jazz Fest has to offer. Bombino, whose birth name is Oumara Moctar, is Taureg, an ethnic group of nomadic Berber people who wander across borders through the Sahara Desert. Bombino …

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“Perfect moment,” says the receptionist at Riad Nesma, pointing to the intricately tiled staircase. I jumped up and emerged, four stories higher, to find the immense desert sun dipping above the medina, tinting it gold. As the many nearby muezzins issue their call to prayer, I watch the crowded neighborhood. …

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Company Why black rule over Europe was shattered Friday, April 22, 2022 A group of Berbers hold their flag as they gather for a protest in Rabat, Morocco. PICTURES | AFP The 700-year-old occupation of Spain by the Moors began in 711 AD, when an African army, under their leader …

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Omens of war continue to loom in western Libya due to outgoing interim prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s insistence on retaining power at all costs. It has become clear that Western capitals do not want a solution to the crisis that began in 2011, but only want to get their hands …

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Every immigrant knows that the key to integration is learning the language of their new country. For many, the language they brought with them is just a remnant of their previous life. In Barcelona, ​​a project is turning the tide with the philosophy that no one arrives empty-handed in a …

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Many banks charge more than payday lenders for small loans

Many states have laws limiting fees for payday loans, but some payday lenders partner with multiple banks to issue loans whose prices exceed these limits. With these “rent-a-bank” agreements, banks issue loans on behalf of payday lenders, even in states that ban payday loans or only allow them with collateral. …

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Libya’s underground houses await tourism revival

GARIAN Gharyan’s unique underground houses were carved into the mountainside centuries ago, and many lie abandoned, but residents of the Libyan city hope tourism can help restore their heritage. class=”cf”> “My great-great-great-great-great-grandfather dug this yard 355 years ago,” said Al-Arbi Belhaj, who owns one of the oldest houses in the …

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Ramadan traditions across Africa – Mehr News Agency

Muslims from several African countries including Cameroon, Tanzania, Djibouti, Kenya, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Chad, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana , Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo and Uganda began their annual observance of the holy month of Ramadan on or about April 3. …

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Fix your finances to save your customs clearance before it’s too late

So close to tax day, we’ve all had a chance to take stock of our income and debts and examine our financial situation in a faltering economy. This year more than most there is cause for concern. Inflation is almost certainly worse than the official numbers suggest (and the official …

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Algeria accuses Morocco of attacking truck convoys in border area

CAIRO, April 12 (Reuters) – Algeria on Tuesday condemned what it said was an attack by Morocco on a convoy of trucks in the border area between Mauritania and the disputed territory of Western Sahara, saying it would put jeopardize the UN’s attempts to ease regional tensions. The alleged attack …

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Algeria accuses Morocco of carrying out “targeted assassinations” in the border region

Algeria condemns what it calls an attack by Morocco on a convoy of trucks in the border area between Mauritania and disputed Western Sahara, saying it will jeopardize UN attempts to ease regional tensions. Morocco considers the sparsely populated Western Sahara as part of its territories. The Polisario Front, supported …

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Written by Samer Elchahabi, Deputy Country Director, Tunisia A free press fueled by expert journalism is the backbone of any democracy. Journalists hold those in power to account, expose wrongdoing and provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. Likewise, local stories cover local public affairs, hold …

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Arab YouTubers – Saudi Gazette

YouTube has given us the opportunity to watch and listen to learn more about the negative thoughts and feelings of some people in our Arab region outside the Arabian Peninsula towards Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. It is certain that these negative feelings are a modern …

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The Moroccan radio-television MAP chooses Lawo Technology

According to a Moroccan proverb, the Earth is a peacock and Morocco is its tail. Moroccans are proud of their home: hospitable people, breathtaking landscapes, impressive castles and colorful markets. But Morocco is also a modern, technology-driven country with a highly developed infrastructure and a wide variety of media, headlined …

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Ill. Legal Funding Bill Raises Concerns About Pressure On Settlement

By Lauraann Wood (April 7, 2022, 4:48 p.m. EDT) – Illinois lawmakers sent Governor JB Pritzker’s office Wednesday legislation regulating the state’s largely unchecked consumer legal funding market, despite concerns from opponents of the bill that it could add an invisible side to settlement negotiations and hurt lawsuit resolutions more …

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“Have we ever really stopped to think about a company anniversary? Arjen van Dijk, water storage manager at Nederlandse Plastic Industrie (NPI) repeats the question. “No, not really actually.” Seen in this light, this year’s 65th anniversary is very special for the Frisian company. “We have become more active on …

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‘Homeless, but at home’: Egyptian Domari Ghagar

‘Homeless, but at home’: Egyptian Domari Ghagar The Egyptian Ghawazi people sing and dance as children observe and begin to learn artistic traditions | Photograph by Denis Mercier; excerpt from the film Latcho Drom by Tony Gatlif. “There are no people so dispersed on earth as the gypsies”, wrote …

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The New American Conflict Stabilization Plan: The Case of Libya

Libya: risks increase in 2022 After the overthrow of Gaddafi’s 42-year-old regime, Libya imploded into violence in which its three historical regions – east, west and south – struggled for power and control of resources, including fields oil companies in the country. Indeed, Gaddafi’s rule has left Libyans without a …

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Reviews | The generalization of “African” can harm various populations in Africa

American rhetoric and structural systems about Africa often equate blackness and African culture exclusively and synonymously. April is National Arab-American History Month. A large portion of the Arabs reside in the North African regions alongside native North African tribes, primarily the Amazighs. This false equivalence has encouraged the colonization and …

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Who are the 4 African coaches leading their team to the World Cup?

Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia will represent the continent at the next #QWC. Did you know that out of these 5 teams, 4 have local coaches? Cameroon Former star Rigobert Song was chosen last month to lead Cameroon’s national football team. He is one of only three African players …

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