Brief history of Mecca before Islam

Panorama of Mecca, 1845. Khalili Collection. WIKIPEDIA / KHALILI COLLECTIONS “After having passed this plain, the navigator goes up a bay of a singular aspect. (…) It is surrounded on all sides by huge rocks which make the entrance twisty and almost impassable. (…) We find in this place a sanctuary revered by all Arabs. […]

Montreal summer festival season begins

In downtown Montreal, the festival season begins. In the Quartier des spectacles, sound tests were underway on Friday night on the stage of a musical, on the second day of the Just for Laughs festival. Tickets, limited by COVID-19 regulations, for many of the event’s free outdoor shows had found buyers. Two street corners away, […]

COVID-19 measures are on the rise in Europe

European countries, where a strong rebound in the COVID-19 epidemic is expected in the coming weeks, are trying to contain its spread, with in particular the tightening of access conditions in France and the United Kingdom. In Greece, Mykonos, the party island, will have to stop dancing from 1 a.m., the day after a similar […]

Amazon Prime Day 2021 canceled in Canada

Last year, Amazon delayed its Prime Day in Canada from July to mid-October. The same was destined to happen this year, but today’s new news confirms that the event has been officially canceled due to COVID-19. First reported by iPhone in canada, The Amazon Seller Central Portal has an update that says, “Based on the […]

Pilar Bardem dies at 82 after a long lung disease

The actress Pilar Bardem died this Saturday morning at age 82 in Madrid, as EL ESPAÑOL has been able to confirm. The interpreter suffered for years a disease pulmonary and has passed away in the Ruber International Hospital from the capital, where she had been admitted for a week. The interpreter’s respiratory problems were well […]

Virgin Mobile will change its name to Virgin Plus

According to a recent Twitter thread shared by Virgin Mobile user and MobileSyrup reader @GregIsaacs, Virgin Mobile is rebranding itself Virgin Plus. Hi Greg, thanks for including the details of the message. This text notification is legitimate. As of July 19, we will change our name to Virgin Plus, as it includes all the services […]