THE moon has a vital role to play in the holy month - which won't begin until a new crescent is sighted. This means millions of Muslims will be keeping an eye out on the all-important lunar change. Here's the low-down. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Muslims observe Ramadan by a month of fasting and religious devotion, which commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating. Instead, meals include an early morning suhur, between 2.30am and 3am, and an evening iftar is enjoyed around 9pm-9.30pm. Muslims also read as much of the Koran as they can during the holy month, and are encouraged to observe five prayers every day. Often, people will donate large sums of money to charity during Ramadan … [Read more...] about How is Ramadan 2019 announced and why is the religious festival dependent on the moon?
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Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 11:00 PM EST Dec 6, 2018 It was the year moviegoers said "Wakanda forever." "Black Panther" broke down barriers of race in Hollywood blockbusters and became one of the highest grossing motion pictures of all-time. If the old rules weren't exactly thrown out at the movies this year, they're certainly changing. Films like "Black Panther," "Sorry to Bother You," "BlacKkKlansman," "The Hate U Give" and "Blindspotting" addressed issues of race in America in a crackling, fresh new voice, making old-fashioned movies about race (see "Green Book") seem just that: old fashioned. Meanwhile, there was a bounty of excellent films made by veteran directors (72-year-old Paul Schrader) and newcomers (28-year-old Bo Burnham, 30-year-old Carlos López Estrada), showing the wide range of voices leaving their mark on today's Hollywood. And there was a bear, a kind-hearted, soft-spoken bear, whose teachings rang … [Read more...] about 2018’s best films (and a few of its worst)
By Fielding Buck | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: October 20, 2018 at 10:01 am | UPDATED: October 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm The late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain called In-N-Out Burger’s Double-Double a “perfectly designed protein delivery system.” The ground-breaking fast food chain is also a delivery system for the California dream. That could explain why In-N-Out has achieved cult status. The fast food chain celebrates its 70th anniversary on Monday, Oct. 22. The first location, a tiny stand, opened its doors in Baldwin Park on Oct. 22, 1948. In-N-Out will mark the occasion by releasing its 2019 T-shirt in restaurants on Monday, according to Denny Warnick, vice president of operations. And an official party will take place Nov. 17 at the Fairplex in Pomona in partnership with Hot Rod Magazine. This 1986 T-shirt design by artist Jack Schmidt depicts the first In-N-Out Burger in Balwin Park. (Courtesy of In-N-Out Burger) Here’s the real thing, … [Read more...] about 70 fun facts about In-N-Out Burger in honor of its 70th birthday
close Video GDP grows 4.1 percent in second quarter FBN's Stuart Varney says the GDP growth is a 'big Trump win.' **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: A quick game of quarters - Russians reportedly targeting McCaskill - Trump didn’t know of meeting with Kremlin agent - Senate sets up vote on spending deal - Cubs fan achievement unlocked A QUICK GAME OF QUARTERS In the spring of 1994, The U.S. economy was kicking into overdrive. The economy grew at an eye-popping 5.6 percent rate, building on an already robust 4 percent rate the quarter before. Bill Clinton had won the presidency in the waning days of a brief recession two years prior on a promise to restore economic vitality and was darned well delivering. His predecessor, conversely, had anemic growth during the spring of the 1990 midterm election year as George H.W. Bush’s party faced voters for the … [Read more...] about A quick game of quarters
By Mick LaSalle Published 1:34 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Photo: Samuel Goldwyn Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Andrea Riseborough as “Nancy,” who looks a lot like the long-missing daughter of Steve Buscemi. Andrea Riseborough as “Nancy,” who looks a lot like the long-missing daughter of Steve Buscemi. Photo: Samuel Goldwyn Andrea Riseborough is brilliant in Christina Choe’s ‘Nancy’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery How many people reading this know the name Andrea Riseborough? She is a brilliant actress and an amazing chameleon, different in every film she makes. So unless it’s your business to pay attention, you might not realize that Wallis Simpson in “W.E.,” Tom Cruise’s girlfriend in “Oblivion,” the extroverted reporter in … [Read more...] about Andrea Riseborough is brilliant in Christina Choe’s ‘Nancy’