The nomad guide who decodes the Sahara’s secrets


As a guide, Ag Mohamed Ali made friends from around the world, and he visited some in Europe. It was, to him, an alien world, just as Timbuktu remains for many around the globe. “The first time I was in Europe,” he said, “and I saw water just lying on the ground, I thought ‘these people are crazy’.” And everything moved at a speed that was unthinkable in the Sahara. “In the desert we have infinite time but no water,” he said. “In Europe, you have plenty of water but no time.”

And yet, even so far from the desert,

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New York City subway failed because someone pushed the wrong button


New York: A recent power outage that disrupted half of New York City’s subway system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers was likely caused by someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button, according to investigations released on Friday.

Outside investigators looking into the disruption on the night of August 29 said there was a “strong possibility” that the button was accidentally pressed since the plastic guard designed to prevent accidental activation was missing, according to a pair of reports released by New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

The breakdown affected the subway system’s numbered lines plus the L train for several hours.

The breakdown affected the subway system’s numbered lines plus the L

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Billy Horschel Wins European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship

Billy Horschel won the 2021 BMW Championship at Wentworth.

Billy Horschel won the European Tour’s BMW Championship at Wentworth.

Billy Horschel felt aggrieved this week at the manner in which he missed out on a place in the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup.

So he took down a bunch of leading Europeans by himself.

Horschel birdied Wentworth’s storied 18th hole after an approach shot that spun back to inside 2 feet, securing a closing 7-under 65 and a one-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.

He became only the second American to win what is traditionally regarded as the biggest event on

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