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Sunday, 20 March 2022

Soil follows a Moroccan family in Belgium whose business involves the dead + Get to know the dynamics of the knowledge economy to monetize your skills + Clasico tonight


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Soil is a Belgian drama focused on a Muslim family that starts a business repatriating the dead: Focusing on the Moroccan community in Belgium, the series follows one of these families as they take on the family business and shift its operations into repatriating the dead and funeral services for Muslim families. While some families want their deceased to be buried in Belgium, others want them to be laid to rest in Morocco, with the business focusing on the logistics in between. The two brothers, Ismael and Rachid, are often at odds about how to run the business and how to advertise it, the latter of which gets them into trouble quite a few times, even leading the brothers to receive death threats. It’s quite an interesting plot (and business idea, of course), with the show offsetting the heaviness of death with goofy humor and family politics. You can watch Soil on Netflix.

El Clasico Night: Football fans know where to be tonight at 10pm, with one of football’s most famous matches taking place today between rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona. Regardless of its popularity, the match won’t change the league standings much as Real is 10 points ahead of Sevilla, its closest rival, while Barcelona lags 15 points behind. After the Clasico, there will only be nine rounds left until the end of the competition to determine the champion.

Other matches in La Liga tonight: Celta Vigo versus Real Betis at 5:15pm, Cadiz v Villarreal at 5:15pm, and Sevilla v Real Sociedad at 7:30pm.

Today, we conclude a week that may be the shortest in the history of the English Premier League, with only four matches in all — two of which are taking place today. Leicester City and Brentford will play at 4pm while Tottenham and West Ham will hit the field at 6:30pm.

FA Cup: Chelsea succeeded in overcoming the Middlesbrough hurdle yesterday and qualified for the semi-finals. Meanwhile, today we follow the rest of the 8th round matches of the FA Cup, which include: Crystal Palace v Everton (2:30pm), Southampton v Manchester City (5pm), and Nottingham Forest v Liverpool (8pm).

Serie A: After Inter stumbled in a draw against Fiorentina yesterday, Milan seized the chance and beat Cagliari to snag its place at the top of the Italian League, three points ahead of Napoli and six points ahead of Inter. Today, Juventus — currently in fourth place — will try to go up the standings, playing against Salernitana in a match that starts at 4pm.

Other matches in Italy: The Roma and Lazio derby kicks off at 7pm, while Bologna collides with Atlanta at 10:15pm.


Chiqita Egypt offers wood-fire rotisserie chicken that will have you licking your fingers: The Sheikh Zayed food joint offers rotisserie chicken that you can get plain or with your choice of peri-peri sauce. The hero of the show, in our opinion, is all the sides, from delicious mashed potatoes and mac and cheese to sweet potato fries and pasta. Chiqita also has a great lasagna and a hummus salad that are worth a try. Finally, don’t leave without trying their s’more fries which feature sweet potato fries, marshmallow fluff, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

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De Sync is hosting the Short Film Competition Program for the 43rd Cairo Film Festival today at 6pm. The films’ creators will give talks on how they made the films and the challenges they faced ahead of their inclusion in CFF in November. A number of films will also be screened starting from 7:30pm.

TAM Gallery kicked off its Artists of Tomorrow exhibition this weekend, showcasing several rising artists. The exhibition is ongoing at their venue in District 5 — on the Ain Sokhna Road — until 10 April.


Get to know the dynamics of the knowledge economy to monetize your skills: How to Get Paid for What You Know is the perfect book for those wanting to start a side-hustle but not knowing how. Author Graham Cochrane is a business coach and YouTuber who started Recording Revolution — a blog about music that turned into a seven-figure business. He takes that experience and creates a guide on how to come up with a lucrative idea, build an audience, package it into a product, and sell it in an authentic and ethical way. From there, he also explains ways to leverage the online tools available to you to market your product and automate the process for a more efficient workflow. Cochrane argues that you can make money from your passions with investments as small as USD 50.

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