December 8, 2019

The Jewish pirates who ruled the Caribbean

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By Andrew Paul From Mental Floss As European nations pushed westward in a mad dash for colonies from the 16th to 18th centuries, the Caribbean became a pirate’s paradise. Legendary sailors like Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and William “Captain” Kidd famously stalked the waters in search of vulnerable trading vessels. What’s less well known is that […]

Recipe of the week

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Stuffed Grape Leaves By Tony Tahhan From Yummly 10 Ingredients 80 Minutes 370 Calories Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/2 pound rice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound grape leaves pork ribs salt (to taste) 2 teaspoons allspice 25 cloves garlic (to taste) 1 cup lemon juice 3 cups water Putting them all together Soak rice in water for 10-15 minutes, then drain water. Mix rice, ground beef, olive oil, salt, pepper […]

Drink recipe of the week

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Jamaican Sorrel Drink By Healthier Steps From Yummly 8 Ingredients 15 Minutes Ingredients 8 cups water 2 cups sorrel (dried, buds) 2 inches ginger (grated) 1 orange peel 6 allspice berries (/pimento) organic cane sugar organic cane sugar sweetener Sorrel Drink is a popular drink that used to be served mostly during Christmas time in Jamaica, but now its served all year round. It has great health […]

Here’s what the major world powers will look like in 2025, according to a Harvard professor

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By Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy From Business Insider The term “world order” is often used to describe the configuration of power in international relations. The future world order will most likely continue to see shrinking US superiority, expanding Chinese power, and a growing tension between the two. An increasingly divided Europe, a conflictual Middle […]

Destinations of the week

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Four budget destinations you must visit in 2018 From Travel Blissful Travelling is something all of us have a hidden passion for. Most of us would agree that it would be great if we could travel around the world all the time, without thinking about money or work. However, no matter how wonderful a hobby […]

Destination of the week

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For couples, backpackers, families, and travellers, Dubai is the ultimate Middle Eastern destination BY MASHABLE BRAND X From Mashable Steeped in history and rich in culture, Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ largest populated city and boasts an opulent vibe that encapsulates this modern Middle Eastern hub. Year-round sunshine, luxurious shopping centres, and architecture juxtaposing […]

4 budget destinations

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Four budget destinations you must visit in 2018 By Ashyln Molly From Travel Blissful Travelling is something all of us have a hidden passion for. Most of us would agree that it would be great if we could travel around the world all the time, without thinking about money or work. However, no matter how […]

Passports for sale: How storm-hit Caribbean islands court Arab investors

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By Amandla Thomas-Johnson From Middle Easy Eye Islands devastated by hurricanes are attracting Middle Eastern investors by cutting the cost of citizenship Caribbean states devastated by recent hurricanes are selling citizenship to Middle Eastern investors to raise funds to help their recovery. But some officials warn that the islands’ rival schemes have fuelled a “race […]

The waning power of the petrodollar

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By Jamie McGeever From Reuters UK LONDON (Reuters) – When the Federal Reserve begins reducing its holdings of U.S. Treasuries as expected later this year, some of the most consistent buyers of U.S. bonds over the last 15 years may be less than willing to fill the breach. Before the financial crisis, the flow of […]

EMIRATES PRESIDENT: We don’t know if the US laptop ban will hurt business — but here’s how things went this weekend

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By Benjamin Zhang From Business Insider Emirates Airline won’t be able to gauge the financial effects of the US government’s ban on laptops on flights from the Middle East until May, but the rollout of the policy last weekend was relatively smooth, its president, Sir Tim Clark, said in an interview with Business Insider. “I […]