Monthly Archives: May 2022

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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Anti-Coup protests in Tunisia reveal the limits of a divided opposition

Thousands of people took to the streets last Sunday in the capital Tunis to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied’s coup in what was billed as the biggest demonstration to date against Saied since he took over. power on July 25, 2021. Saied, who was elected president in November 2019, …

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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

BuzzFeed Investigation Showed KKR Puts Profits Before Patients, Leading to Abuse and Neglect and Putting Patients’ Lives at Risk Text of the letter (PDF) May 23, 2022 – Washington, DC – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Member for Finance and Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committees; Ron Wyden …

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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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19.05.22 BuzzFeed Investigation Showed KKR Puts Profits Before Patients, Leading to Abuse and Neglect and Putting Patients’ Lives at Risk washington d.c. — US Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Finance and Banking, Housing, …

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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

The invisible world of Siwi Berber in Egypt Siwa oasis, salt lakes | Photo credit: Rachid H via Flickr Secluded and idyllic, Siwa Oasis is surrounded by sand and rock. Its water is clear, almost mythical, its banks cooked in salt. For some it’s an escape, a place away …

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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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FINANCIAL LITERACY NEW LEAP A1 |

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’s Moon Knight Signals SWANA Region Growth In Movies

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

Posted May 3, 2022 6:11 a.m. Elaine S. Povitch Stateline 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 …

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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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