Moroccan fashion designer listed on Forbes’ 30 under 30

A model walks the ramp in a Karim Adduchi creation. (Via social media)
Updated 27 January 2018
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Moroccan fashion designer listed on Forbes’ 30 under 30

JEDDAH: Moroccan fashion designer and artist Karim Adduchi has featured in Forbes’ 2018 list of “30 Under 30” in art and culture for Europe.
Some 300 people are listed in 10 categories, including entertainment, finance, and technology. It features a record number of 34 European states, with entrepreneurs hailing from countries like Belarus and Kosovo.
Amsterdam-based Adduchi was born in Imzouren, Morocco, in 1988. He moved to Barcelona at the age of five. His inability to speak Spanish or Catalan compelled him to turn to drawing as a means of self-expression.
Seeing his talent, his tutors advised him to attend the Institute of Fine Arts in Barcelona. In 2011, he moved to Amsterdam to pursue his education in fashion. Adduchi graduated in 2015 with a collection called “She Knows Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
In 2016, he presented “She Lives Behind the Courtyard.”
“I am extremely honored to be selected by the prestigious Forbes magazine and I think this is only the beginning,” the 29-year-old artist told HuffPost Maroc.


Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech

Updated 20 September 2019

Philippines’ Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech

  • In a previous speech lambasting the Catholic clergy, a fly kept buzzing around him and landed on his forehead
  • While attacking the political opposiion during an election campaign, a big cockroach crawled up his shoulder and down his shirt

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just keeps getting bugged during his public speeches.
A noisy gecko was the latest wildlife contributor to an address by Duterte, interrupting the leader on Thursday evening just as he launched another tirade at human rights groups critical of his bloody war on drugs.
The reptile’s persistence caused laugher in the crowd of mostly soldiers, causing Duterte stop mid-sentence, turn to his left and pause for a while to see what the off-camera commotion was.
“You brought a gecko here?” he asked an official sitting behind him, drawing laughs.
Geckos are common across Southeast Asia. The small lizard-like reptiles are known for their ability to produce various loud sounds, from barks to chirps, to communicate or when threatened.
While activists accuse Duterte of cowing his opponents into silence, reptiles and insects have no qualms about pestering him during his often hours-long, televised addresses.
A big cockroach crawled up his shoulder and down his shirt during a speech in May when he was lambasting an opposition party ahead of a national election. He joked the cockroach was its supporter.
Two months later, a fly kept buzzing around him and landing on his forehead, just as he was berating his rivals in the Catholic clergy. He said in jest that the fly was acting on their orders.