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Curated news 23 Apr, 2023

Gazans take up walking to stay fit, escape stress

GAZA CITY: The hours before iftar have seen a noticeable increase in Gazans walking along the Corniche of Gaza City. Men, women, teens and some children walk in groups and individually before the

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flakkari

“Icelandic culture is infused with stories of travel. When names were needed for modern machines, the technology that enables our imaginations to travel, words were chosen that centred on the quality of roaming. Thus the neologism for laptop is fartölva, formed from the verb far, meaning to migrate, and tölva – migrating computer’; its companion, the external hard drive, is a flakkari. The latter word can also mean ‘wanderer’ or ‘vagrant’. In the end it’s the wanderers we rely on.” From Nancy Campbell’s “The Library of Ice”.

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