By Zoubida SenoussiRabat – Ouarzazate continues to attract productions all over the world, thanks to its breathtaking landscapes and booming film industry.“The Moroccan Hollywood” has welcomed the adventure TV show “Off Roads” and one of its participants, Miss Universe 2016, also crowned Miss France the same year, Iris Mittenaere, as reported by 2M. The 25-year-old model already visited other Moroccan cities, such as Essaouira and Marrakech back in 2016. This adventurous show is taking place at the Ecolodge Oued Noujoum in the Fint valley, fifteen kilometers from the windy city Essaouira. Located in the heart of a mountain circuit, the site offers unbeatable raw nature views to its guests.Ouarzazate has a long-established relationship with cinema. Many notable directors maintain an obsession with the magnificent landscapes, including Orson Welles, Ridley Scott, and David Lean.Many memorable historical movies and television shows have been filmed in the area, including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Gladiator (2000), The Sheltering Sky (1990), Game of Thrones (2013) Prison Break (2015), Sherlock (2016), and The Nine (2017).
OTTAWA — The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has raised its expectations for economic growth in Canada this year compared with a June forecast.The Paris-based economic think tank says it now expects the Canadian economy to grow by 3.2 per cent this year, best in the G7.That is up from its forecast in June for growth of 2.8 per cent.The OECD maintained its Canadian outlook for 2018 at 2.3 per cent.Meanwhile, the organization’s outlook for global economic growth was unchanged at 3.5 per cent for this year and up slightly at 3.7 per cent for 2018, compared with 3.6 per cent in its previous forecast.Expectations for the U.S. were unchanged at 2.1 per cent this year and 2.4 per cent next year.