Monthly Archives: July 2022

President Tebboune: Algeria will start teaching English in primary schools

Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire has prevented all-out war but remains fragile, says UN Security Council NEW YORK: Although a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants, brokered by Egypt on Sunday evening, ended intense fighting and appears to be holding, it is fragile and the underlying causes of the latest eruption of violence …

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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 vote on constitution aimed at strengthening one-man rule

The referendum comes a year to the day after Saied sacked the government and froze parliament in a dramatic power grab, as Tunisia grappled with rising coronavirus cases on top of political and economic crises. Tunisian demonstrators hold signs on July 23, 2022, during a protest along Habib Bourguiba Avenue …

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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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Russian officials traveled to Iran to see drones (US official)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart rejected US accusations of sending Iranian drones to Russia for use in the war against Ukraine . The United States believes Russian officials recently visited an airfield in Iran to see attack-capable drones, U.S. National Security Advisor …

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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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A referendum on a new constitution is not the medicine Tunisia needs – Middle East Monitor

One of the most prominent officials close to the Tunisian president describes the latter’s approach to the current situation in his country: “It’s like giving an aspirin to a person with cancer. The former dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tunis, Sadok Belaid, has been appointed …

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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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