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Monthly Archives: May 2018

World stocks fall for 6th day on Italy crisis, US trade move on China

Euro rises off 10-month lows vs collar; bounces against yen, franc Italy’s political crisis and renewed trade war fears sent world stocks lower for the sixth day in a row, though hopes that Italy could avoid a new election helped European markets stage a mini-bounce from one of their worst sell-offs in years. Investors have in recent days scurried for ... Read More »

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started. “I gave an honest review of my experience to warn others, and he is trying to silence ... Read More »

How fans are reacting to Marvel planning its first ever Muslim hero in the MCU

Marvel movies are great for lots of things – such as providing us with awe-inspiring spectacles and fascinating characters. But they do still have a problem when it comes to diversity in their films. Black Panther, which was a huge cultural event, was the first time they had a black actor as their lead character. Furthermore, they are yet to release ... Read More »

How China is trying to impose Islam with Chinese characteristics in the Hui Muslim heartland

Islamic domes and signs in Arabic are being pulled down and no new ‘Arab style’ mosques can be built under campaign that has Hui communities worried  Every Friday, the Nanguan Grand Mosque springs to life as local Hui Muslims from Yinchuan, capital of their official heartland, gather for the most important prayer of the week. Just after midday, men in ... Read More »

Bosnian leader: Erdogan long-awaited mentor for Muslims

Bosnian leader Bakir Izetbegovic said Saturday that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a mentor for the Muslims, a fact that makes him unpopular in the West. Speaking at an event organized by his Party of Democratic Action (SDA) in capital Sarajevo, the chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina said: “Our friend is not very popular in the ... Read More »

Is this country vying to be the most Muslim-friendly in the world?

Outbound tourist flow from the Arabian Gulf to different destinations worldwide is gradually taking off. Travel agencies and tourism boards of different countries are reimagining a travel experience driven by a new, always-connected traveller – whether it is the family traveller, the independent traveller, the middle-class traveller, or the business traveller. There’s one country, however, in East Asia that seems ... Read More »

Ramadan 2018: Google searches to be tailored for the Holy Month

The California-based tech titan has unveiled new applications and products related to Ramadan intended to help practitioners of the Islamic faith during the most sacred month of the calendar. The company has recently rolled out an interactive calligraphy application called Qalam to help create 3-D Ramadan messages and cards as well as an augmented reality tool called the Qibla Finder ... Read More »

Like Many Young Muslims, I Fake Fasting During Ramadan

Yes, I had a huge lunch, but my Muslim family believes I’m just as hungry as they are.  It’s Ramadan and my mother is in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove preparing a big feast. She’s fasting even though she is a 64-year-old diabetic. As for myself? Earlier in the day, I had a huge fish and chips platter ... Read More »

Workplace Woes, Part 3: High Employee Turnover

The following question comes to me from a reader interested in whether his feelings of anxiety in a turbulent workplace are normal. It follows Workplace Woes Part 1, in which another reader asked about how to best socialize at work as an introvert, and Part 2, in which a reader asks for advice convincing her colleagues of her point of ... Read More »

NBA mock draft: Who’s going No. 1? Who will Knicks grab at No. 9?

The lottery selections in the 2018 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 21 could go something like this (but likely won’t): 1. Phoenix: Deandre Ayton, Arizona, C, 7-1, 250 Suns hired Luka Doncic’s Slovenia coach, Igor Kokoskov. So naturally they’ll take the offensive athletic freak center (20.1 ppg, 11.6 rpg), the best guy in the draft. Wingspan said to ... Read More »