The Israeli Supreme Court has approved the evacuation of a small village near the settlement of Kfar Adumim. The evacuees are Bedouins from the Jahalin tribe. This unfortunate group had been the victims of uprooting by Israeli authorities before when they were thrown out of their homes in the Negev desert in the 1950s. The current village, which is essentially a set of bedraggled structures made of tents and sand-covered corrugated-iron shacks, was set up about 40 years ago, without permits on what Israel considers “state lands.” This is the legal term Israel uses for land without clear and documented private ownership. The government wants to move them to an area adjacent to a garbage dump, close to another Bedouin group with whom they have long had tensions. Infamous section of the West Bank Another key element is that the land they currently occupy will almost certainly be used to expand the nearby settlement of the infamous E1 section of the West Bank. If Israeli … [Read more...] about Ruling on Bedouin village could split the West Bank
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By Kate Krader Bloomberg Tues., July 17, 2018 Competition for the 2018 song of the summer is tight. For some, it’s “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa; for others it’s Cardi B’s “I Like It.” Picking the ingredient of the summer is much easier, if surprising. It’s not a veggie or a grain or a superfood fruit. It’s escargot. Hot snails are not what most people would automatically think of in hot, sunny weather. For many diners, the old-school mollusk begins and ends in a pool of melted garlic butter, in a cosy dining room with no natural light. Yet it’s become the darling of chefs around the United States in multiple guises. Read more: Food takes a back seat to fun at a nostalgic Paris restaurant Article Continued Below The secret to getting the skin of a goddess The reasons for escargot’s takeover have a lot to do with the resurgence of French food and the nostalgia some chefs have for … [Read more...] about Snails adorn steak and eggs as the ingredient of the summer
caption The original Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker Street. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Magnolia Bakery, a cupcake shop that started in Manhattan’s West Village and was popularized by “Sex and the City,” is planning on expanding across the United States. The bakery already has nine locations in the US and 17 internationally. We visited the original location of the famed cupcake chain to see what it was all about. Magnolia Bakery, a little cupcake shop that started in Manhattan’s West Village and was popularized with help from “Sex and the City,” is about to take over the United States. The cupcake chain has been slowly expanding under CEO Steve Abrams’ guidance since he took over Magnolia in 2006. Currently, there are six Magnolia Bakery locations in New York, plus outposts in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The chain also operates 17 international … [Read more...] about This cupcake shop made famous by ‘Sex and the City’ is about to take over the US — here’s what it’s like to visit
By Vjosa Isai Staff Reporter Tamar Harris Staff Reporter Jaren Kerr Staff Reporter Thu., April 19, 2018 Toronto’s a city that grows north. That’s been true throughout its history, with density crowding its way along Yonge St. But today, developers are looking west — with five large-scale, highrise condo communities underway along the city’s other major subway line. The developments on and around Bloor St. W. are expected to create roughly 6,000 residential units — bringing in thousands of people — as they’re built over the next decade or more. They’ll re-shape communities, add spokes to the skyline, and they’re just the beginning. So, is Bloor St. W. the new Yonge St.? “The density over Yonge has taken so long to get to where it is,” said Graham Haines, research manager at the Ryerson City Building Institute. While Yonge St. grew to host powerhouse towers … [Read more...] about Major developments are coming to the west end. Is Bloor St. West the new Yonge St.?
Netflix‘s strategy for original content has proved time and again that the streaming service values quantity – sometimes over quality. In December, the company released the Will Smith-led movie “Bright” into a critical bloodbath. But Netflix CEO Reed Hastings later brushed off the negative reviews by calling the film a commercial success and critics “disconnected from the mass appeal.” This week, critics are tearing apart “The Cloverfield Paradox,” a sequel to the sci-fi film “Cloverfield” that Netflix bought from Paramount and surprise-released following the Super Bowl on Sunday. To find out which Netflix original films critics have deemed the worst of the worst, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to rank the movies that received a “Rotten” critical score of less than 60%. We excluded films that didn’t have enough reviews to receive a designation of “Rotten,” … [Read more...] about The 18 worst Netflix original movies of all time, according to critics