How Iran’s Rich Literature Can Help You Better Understand Today’s Protests

You may have been part of the global outpouring of support for the protests taking place in Iran right now. The images of protests sparked by the death in police custody of Mahsa (Jina) Amini, arrested for loosely wearing her veil, are startling and perhaps unexpected to some. However, there …

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‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies aged 59

Coolio, the rapper who was among the biggest names in 1990s hip-hop with hits such as “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager announced. Coolio died at a friend’s home in Los Angeles, longtime manager Jarez Posey told The Associated Press. The cause was not …

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LendingClub’s Digital Market Bank | FinTech magazine

The financial health crisis is here. People are suffering amid the rising cost of living and debts are rising as disposable incomes dwindle to cover the skyrocketing cost of living. Saving money and reducing expenses for millions of households around the world is now a necessity. Innovation in finance is …

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Must-see Gael García Bernal movies to watch

Gael García Bernal’s versatility has made him one of the most respected actors around. The Mexican actor and producer began his feature film acting career working with Oscar-winning filmmakers Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón in the early 2000s, taking on his career-launching roles in loves perros and Y tu …

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Persian Crafts: Charoq-duzi – Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Iran’s traditional shoes and shoes have beautiful regional names that are unique to each region. In Quchan, North Khorasan Province, Charoq is one of the traditional handicrafts. Charoq is mainly worn by villagers and shepherds. The laces of these shoes are twisted around the ankles of the feet. …

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Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky steps down

Alex Mashinsky at Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile for Web Summit via Getty Images) Sportsfile for the Web Summit via Getty Images Alex Mashinsky, founder and CEO of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network, steps down, saying it has become “a distraction”. “With immediate effect, …

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This week: Trouble in Iran and the last Artemis I’m delaying

September 26, 2022 Hello from USC Media Relations. Middle East experts are available to discuss the current unrest in Iran following the death of a young woman almost two weeks ago. In addition, an expert in space projects explains why the delays affecting NASA’s Artemis I mission are “completely normal”. …

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Education is an issue for Democrats, tax-driven migration and other comments

Liberal: education, a problem for the Democrats “Some proponents of public education and some politicians have shrugged off ‘growing fears’ that public schools cannot meet an acceptable standard,” worries Jessica Grose of The New York Times. They even go so far as to “allay parents’ fears about children falling behind …

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Biden, Mariah Carey and Metallica unite against poverty and climate change

Metallica and Mariah Carey led an A-list of musicians on Saturday, and President Joe Biden made a surprise video appearance, as the Global Citizen Festival sought to mobilize action against poverty and climate change. Celebrating its 10th year, the six-hour festival drew thousands to New York’s Central Park and featured …

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US issues license to extend Internet access to Iranians

The US Treasury Department said on Friday it was updating guidance to US tech companies to expand the range of internet services available to Iranians, countering a move by the Iranian government this week to block internet access to its citizens. . As street protests continued in Iran on Wednesday, …

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A collection of African folk tales touches the hearts of South African children

Ethnikids, in partnership with Wimpy, has launched a collection of African folk storybooks in the 11 official languages, which school psychologist Seago Maapola says speak to South African children. Maapola said it was shocking that literacy levels in the country were “much lower than they should be”, with nearly 80% …

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Anghami celebrates Saudi National Day with exclusive content

A ‘key trend’ in the latest Arab youth survey is a ‘decline in news consumption’ DUBAI: Dubai-based public relations agency ASDA’A BCW has released the results of its 14th annual survey of Arab youth, described as the largest independent survey of its kind. This year’s findings are grouped under six …

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Litigation Client Alert – Litigation/PPP Enforcement Risks Pending | Kaufman & Canoles

It took a while, but the onset of litigation against the financial institutions, which provided the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, began. Government/regulatory investigations will follow. Is your business ready? Small banks and non-bank lenders account for a large percentage of PPP loans disbursed and total net lending. Some 4,105 …

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Non-Bank fintech Lender Funding.com.au sees record growth and need for bridging loans continues to grow

Brokers’ continued need for new bridge loan options for clients is helping lender relayfunding.com.au achieve record growth. The need for bridging loans With the increased need for bridging loans when a client has purchased a new property before they have sold their current property, Funding.com.au products have become the number …

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Meet UConn’s MFA Studio Art Class of 2025

Posted inSponsored This three-year, fully-funded graduate program in southern New England culminates in a New York gallery exhibition and on-campus thesis exhibition. UConn MFA Studio Art Class of 2025, left to right: Mahsa Attaran, Amira Brown, Monica Hamilton, Hanieh Kashani (seated), and Anna Schwartz Meet the University of Connecticut (UConn) …

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SCO grows from regional body to global force for common development and security

Chinese President Xi Jinping poses for a group photo with other leaders of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states ahead of the restricted session of the 22nd meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council at the Samarkand International Conference Center, Uzbekistan, Sept. 16, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Tao) As Chinese President …

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Iranian singer Mohsen Namjoo’s concerts canceled in Turkey after being targeted by pro-government media

Duvar English Two concerts that Iranian singer Mohsen Namjoo planned to hold in the Turkish provinces of Bursa and Konya have been canceled. The move came after Namjo was targeted by pro-government Turkish media and Islamist figures. The media claimed that Namjoo was “ridiculing the Quran by turning verses of …

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Black Sole Night: Teenagers take adults on tour in Brisbane – and it’s brilliant mayhem | performance art

I follow 16 teenagers through central Brisbane, joining a caravan of lanky bodies, braces and broken voices. I’m attending a rehearsal of Nightwalks with Teenagers, a production at this year’s Brisbane Festival. In three days, they will open to a sold-out season. I was warned before my arrival: you are …

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Yamma Ensemble brings music from the Jewish Diaspora to Athens

Over thousands of years of Jewish migration, communities have developed distinctive musical styles. The Yamma Together, Israel’s premier world music group performs ancient and modern Hebrew music from across the Jewish Diaspora. The band makes its Athens debut on September 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. …

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Gregg Pierce, Managing Director of Global Capital Partners Fund LLC, interviewed by Inspirery Magazine

Global Capital Partners Fund LLC is a direct lender offering hard money loans in a wide range of options Gregg Pierce, Managing Director of Global Capital Partners Fund LLC, was recently interviewed by Inspirery Magazine. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Inspirery Magazine features interviews with …

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Global Capital Partners’ Joe Malvasio reviews third quarter commercial mortgage-backed securities

Global Capital Partners Fund LLC is a direct lender offering hard money loans in a wide range of options As companies and investors enter the third quarter of the year, it’s time to take a look at the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 16, …

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Gender and Sexual Diversity in Islamic Art

The common medieval tradition of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim and Arab societies proves how heterogeneous and tolerant practices can thrive. No artistic discipline is more neglected in Islamic civilization than its figurative art, which involves the depiction of humans and animals on any surface. While the Jewish ban …

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Middle Eastern students at Syracuse University need physical space on campus

My mother immigrated from Iran to the United States when she was only 16 years old. At that age, I didn’t quite understand how valuable it was to be completely immersed in my culture, which my mother feverishly kept alive in my home. Growing up Iranian-American meant baking Christmas cookies …

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UCLA to welcome sitar legend Shujaat Husain Khan

For more than four decades, Shujaat Khan has been recognized as one of the foremost sitar masters of Hindustani classical music. On Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m., Khan will complete a week-long residency as Dr. Sambhi’s Visiting Artist at the Herb Alpert UCLA School of Music with a free …

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Kishwar Rizvi appointed Professor Robert Lehman

Kishwar Rizvi (Photo by Dan Renzetti) Kishwar Rizvi, a leader in the study of art and the built environment in Islamic cultures, has been named the Robert Lehman Professor of Art History, Islamic Art and Architecture, from July 1. She is a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences …

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LEGACY EDUCATION ALLIANCE, INC. : Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Registrant Arrangement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (Form 8-K)

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under a Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant Between August 26, 2022 and September 1, 2022, Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (the “Company”) has borrowed a total of $151,000 (collectively, the “Loan”) of ABCImpact I, LLCa Delaware with limited liability …

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Music from Iran | Minnesota Monthly Calendar

On Sunday, September 25, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will host TCICC’s Music of Iran Concert, featuring some of Minnesota’s most talented Iranian-American musicians.The ten-member Minnesota Daf Ensemble led by master drummer Negin Chahardoli will open the concert with several pieces composed for traditional Iranian frame drums. They …

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Report shows almost total erasure of Armenian heritage sites

A new report from Caucasus Heritage Watch (CHW) led by Cornell has compiled decades of high-resolution satellite imagery to document the complete destruction of Armenian cultural heritage in the Azerbaijan Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan from the late 1990s . Moreover, the latest finding from CHW’s Heritage Watch project suggests that …

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Launch of a virtual school for Iranian students abroad

TEHRAN – The Ministry of Education will launch a virtual school for Iranian students residing in other countries, IRNA reported on Sunday. Some Iranians live in areas where there are no schools for them, said Mehdi Fayyazi, head of the Ministry of Education’s center for international affairs and students residing …

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A documentary on Poitras wins the first prize at the Venice Film Festival

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’ epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their ties to art received the Golden Lion for Best Picture at the 79th International Film Festival of Venice. Poitras, the American filmmaker behind Edward Snowden’s Oscar-winning documentary …

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Really old fort with great views

TEHRAN – After nearly two millennia, the ruins of Narin Fortress still tower imposingly above the oasis city of Meybod in the heart of Iran. Revealing three layers of construction, the oldest foundations suggest that some sort of settlement was built here as early as 4000 BC. Legend has it …

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Holland’s Greenbox Museum Brings Saudi Art to Northern Europe

AMSTERDAM: It all started with a yellow cow and a leap of faith. In 2008, Aarnout Helb, a young Dutch lawyer who studied at Leiden University, was reading the Holy Quran while trying to piece together a larger global narrative from a legal and artistic perspective. Going through the various …

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Pronouncing children’s names correctly is important. Here’s how to do it right.

For some students, returning to school with new teachers and classmates can be especially difficult. “As a black kid, I had this experience of people mispronouncing my name,” says author and educator Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow. She has everything from Jamal to Jamalia to Janelle. A teacher called him Jamil. “I always …

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Reproduction of a Persian royal dress smuggled into Israel

The royal dress worn by the last Persian queen was secretly reproduced by Iranian craftsmen and smuggled out of the country to be displayed in a museum in Jerusalem. The original dress was worn by Farah DIba, during her marriage to Iranian Shah Reza Pahlavi in ​​1967 and during her …

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Fintech Milo Unveils Crypto Mortgage Refis

Miami-based fintech Milo has has begun diversifying its portfolio for investors holding digital assets by offering its first crypto-mortgage refinance product, the company announced on Tuesday. The new offering comes five months after the fintech’s 30-year-old crypto-mortgage purchase product hit the market and has reached $10 million in origination volume. …

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Preview of the Small World Music Festival 2022

From September 16-18, Small World will bring together local and international musicians and performers for a free event at the Fort York Garrison Common. Opening doors to the picturesque heart of Toronto to artists and audiences, Small World sparks further celebration of Toronto’s history, present and future through a musical …

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Can you cancel private mortgage insurance?

Image source: Getty Images It is important to understand the rules surrounding the PMI. Key points Private mortgage insurance is mandatory insurance for many home buyers. You will generally have to pay PMI if you deposit less than 20%. Once your home drops below 80% of the original value when …

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New Military Watercraft Join Iranian Navy – Politics News

At a ceremony attended by Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani on Sunday in the port city of Bandar Abbas , in the south of the country, the new local equipment joined the navy fleet. The craft included …

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Turkish scholar Ali Temizel awarded Iranian Shahriar Medal

TEHRAN — Turkish scholar Ali Temizel has been awarded the Shahriar Medal, a decoration Iran awards to foreign scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the study of the Persian language. Director of the Mevlana Research Institute of Selcuk University Temizel received the medal from Iranian Ambassador to Ankara Mohammad …

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Praise of letters | Bis

To write is also not to speak. Keep quiet. Scream without sound. Marguerite Duras, Write, 1993 Three years before his death, Umberto Eco expressed concern that we were on the verge of losing an art form. He said, “The art of handwriting teaches us to control our hands and encourages …

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Iran equips 51 cities with civil defense systems to monitor and repel threats: Defense Ministry official

Iran’s Defense Ministry has equipped 51 cities across the country with civil defense systems to monitor and thwart any threats as soon as possible, a senior defense official said. Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Mehdi Farahi said on Saturday that this civil defense equipment will help Iran’s armed forces carry …

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Soaring interest rates prompt ICS Mortgages to take a cautious approach to new loans – The Irish Times

Dilosk, the first lender to enter the Irish mortgage market after a string of exits in the wake of the property crash, has held back – for now, at least – just as new home lending is on track this year to hit highs. levels last seen in 2008. The …

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International conference on Rumi starts today at DU

A three-day international conference titled “Rumi-2022 International Conference” on the theme “Rumi’s Philosophy for a Society of Love, Peace and Humanity” will start today at the University of Dhaka. Minister of Education Dipu Moni will inaugurate the conference as the chief guest today at Senate Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury of …

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US Navy Says Iran Briefly Seizes US Marine Drone Again | app

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The US Navy says Iran again briefly seized a US marine drone before releasing it. Tehran says its navy seized two drones in the Red Sea before releasing them. Cmdt. Timothy Hawkins, spokesman for the Navy’s 5th Fleet based in the Middle East, acknowledged …

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How Iranian-American Shahla Ettefagh moved to Rishikesh to open a school for underprivileged children

Ten years ago, Shahla Ettefagh moved to Rishikesh, India, with the aim of establishing a school for underprivileged children. She knew the path was not easy but she did it anyway. Starting by teaching just nine children in his apartment in 2002, Ettefagh completed his school’s flood-free four-storey school building …

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Lakeview Mortgage Bankers unveils new website.

On the new website, Lakeview Mortgage Bankers reaffirms its commitment to helping people secure their dream home at the lowest rate on their home loans. Lakeview Mortgage Bankers launched its new website. The new site aims to help more people achieve their dreams of ownership. As digital media becomes a …

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3-month Persian language course begins at Punjabi University in Patiala : The Tribune India

Tribune press service Patiala, August 31 In order to give students the opportunity to learn the Persian language, Punjabi University has taken a new initiative. A visiting professor from Iran, Laila Chaman Khan, who works in the United States, will now take Persian lessons at the Bhai Veer …

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India’s Expansion in West Asia – OpEd – Eurasia Review

The inaugural I2U2 Leaders’ Summit held between India, Israel, the United States and the United Arab Emirates marked the building of the security architecture in West Asia that spans from Strait of Malacca to the Suez Canal to create a balance of power in the three countries. polar region of …

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Personal loans for veterans: what you need to know

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own. Veterans and …

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Lawmakers push back on Biden’s effort to shut down probe into Iran nuclear sites

national security Biden is making a ‘serious mistake’ by ignoring Iran’s nuclear offenses Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (Getty Images) Adam Kredo • August 31, 2022 12:45 p.m. Republican foreign policy leaders in Congress oppose an effort by the Biden administration and its European partners to quash an International Atomic Energy …

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Qatar Tourism opens its first office in Tehran

Doha: Aiming to attract more than six million international visitors a year by 2030, Qatar Tourism (QT) opened its first representative office in Tehran, Iran earlier this month, adding to the vast growing network of QT offices around the world. Marked as QT’s 13th global opening, the office will carry …

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Banned Books: ‘The Satanic Verses’ and 6 Other Titles Some People Didn’t Want You to Read

The brutal attack on author Salman Rushdie in New York on August 12 has reignited discussions around censorship in literature. Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses,” an ambitious work of magical realism, received one of the strongest and longest-lasting backlashes in literary history for its treatment of Islamic tradition. Its release in …

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10 Must-See Bay Area Concerts This Fall

Hailing from France and drawing on their Afro-Cuban heritage, the Ibeyi twin sisters create a deeply spiritual form of electronic pop that pays homage to the West African Yoruba faith in which they were raised. Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz sing in French, Spanish, Yoruba and English about magic, healing, miracles, …

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Auto loan approval rates fell further in July 2022

Auto loans were harder to get in July than they were in June, and it was the third month in a row that auto loan approval rates fell. Based on auto loan approval data, auto loans have become increasingly difficult to obtain since loan approvals peaked in April. Loan availability …

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Iran’s ancient carpet tradition gets a makeover as sales plummet

Striking geometric shapes reminiscent of 20th century abstract art are not what you would expect to see adorning a handmade Iranian rug. But changing tastes and increased competition from Asia have forced some professionals to rethink and resize a tradition that is more than 2,000 years old. “A revolution is …

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Iran allows token number of women in stadium under pressure from FIFA

Under pressure from world soccer federation FIFA, 500 female fans were allowed into Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch a local league soccer match. Tickets were only sold to 500 female fans and a special forces unit of female riot police was on hand to lead them to their secluded section …

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Iranian Queen in Exile Plans to Reclaim Peacock Throne to Stop Nuclear March | World | New

Her Imperial Majesty Farah Pahlavi before the 1979 Iranian Revolution (Image: GETTY) Farah Pahlavi would argue that the basis for the Islamic Republic’s 1979 takeover was illegal, making her position as “Shahbanu”, or Empress Regent, the only legitimate head of state under Iran’s 1906 Constitution. Exiled to Paris for more …

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“The reach of aesthetics” extends to Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN — A Persian translation of “The Reach of the Aesthetic: Collected Essays on Art and Nature” by English philosopher Ronald William Hepburn has arrived in Iranian bookstores. Masud Olya is the translator of the 2001 book published by Qoqnus. This book focuses on the rich web of interrelationships between …

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Rushdie wasn’t the first novelist to suffer an attempted murder by someone who hadn’t read the book.

Hadi Matar, the man charged with the attempted murder of famed novelist Salman Rushdie, admitted he had ‘only read two pages’ of satanic verses, Rushdie’s 1988 novel that angered fundamentalist Muslims around the world. Iran’s former Supreme Leader Ayatalloh Ruhollah Khomeini, who announced a fatwa calling on all Muslims to …

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Axos Financial Stock: An Oversized Opportunity (NYSE: AX)

Additional disclosure: Gator Capital Management, LLC prepared this letter. Ultimus LeverPoint Fund Solutions, LLC, our administrator, is responsible for the distribution of this information and not for its content. General Disclaimer By accepting this investment letter, you agree not to disclose the information it contains to any other party. This …

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Children ‘go to bed hungry’ in bankrupt Sri Lanka, UN says

‘There’s nothing left’: In flood-ravaged southern Pakistan, residents are desperate for help QUETTA: Hussain Bakhsh, displaced from his village in the southwest district of Jaffarabad in Pakistan after his house was washed away by floods, has been living with 20 relatives in makeshift accommodation on a highway for more than …

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Tehran. Iranians flock to Western art exhibition | cultural | Report on arts, music and lifestyle in Germany | DW

A transparent mural by conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp, minimalist art by Sol LeWitt and Donald Judd, and works by packaging artist Christo are just some of more than 130 works by 34 Western artists world famous which currently have Iranians flocking to Tehran. Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition has …

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India’s digital lending rules cause disruption, companies plan to push back

Amazon and Flipkart logos are seen near mockups of Slice and Uni credit cards in this illustration taken August 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register India’s booming digital lending industry faces tougher regulations India wants borrowers to deal with banks, not middlemen Fintech …

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SSWANA ‘Jeweled Rice’ Art Exhibit in Oakland Drops Term ‘Middle East’

Besides art, the gallery is complemented by a rotating orbit of food offerings. “Art galleries can be very exclusive and unattractive because of the way they’re painted or because of the people we think frequent these spaces,” says Djavahery. “Food is an easy way to invite people in.” The chefs …

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The war in Ukraine has made Iran and Russia economically isolated allies. Here’s how.

Iran Source August 25, 2022 • 11:27 a.m. ET The war in Ukraine has made Iran and Russia economically isolated allies. Here’s how. By Alam Saleh and Zakiyeh Yazdanshenas Russia’s invasion of Ukraine turned the country into a heavily ostracized state and opened up new opportunities for Iran to forge …

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US says airstrikes in Syria aim to send message to Iran

AL-AGHAWAT, Iraq: Younes Ajil turns on the tap in his home but nothing comes out: Dozens of villages are without running water in drought-stricken Iraq, surviving on sporadic water tanker deliveries and salty wells . For everything from drinks and baths to dishes and clothes, Ajil and her eight children …

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How to prepare for the restart of student loan repayments

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own. Student loan …

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Sales of Salman Rushdie books surge following assassination attempt

Sales of Salman Rushdie’s controversial 1988 novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ surged in the days after the Indian-born writer was repeatedly assaulted and stabbed in New York state on August 12 . Readers have bought the novel in solidarity with the gravely injured author, even as the Iranian regime, which has …

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French-Tunisian model Kenza Fourati shares pictures of her Arab vacation

‘Live the life you have’: The rise, fall and rebirth of hip-hop group Outlandish LONDON: Five years after their decision to disband so they could focus on finding the ‘right sound’, multi-platinum and gold hip-hop group Outlandish are back with a new single and album slated for release in autumn …

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The Islamic Republic kills Islam in Iran

Growing up, I hated Muharram and Safar. These two months of mourning in Shia Islam meant that the Iranian regime’s already strict application of religious orthodoxy would be all the more brutal. This year Muharram started on July 30 and Safar ends on September 26. Instead of commemorating the battle …

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Item 1.01. Conclusion of a significant definitive agreement. On August 22, 2022the Operational partnership has entered into an unsecured term loan agreement with the parties named therein (the “Term Loan Agreement”). The term loan agreement provides for an initial aggregate amount of $800.0 million composed of a $300.0 million three-year …

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Singer Homayun Shajarian on tour in Canada with the Shiavosh Ensemble

TEHRAN – Singer Homayun Shajarian and Ensemble Siavosh will be in Canada in September to delight fans of Persian music with renditions of their memorable songs. They will resume “Be Rang-e Seda” (“In Color of Voice”), a series of concerts given at the Grand Hall of the Interior Ministry in …

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I2U2 needs muscle. Cairo and Riyadh can help

On July 14, President Joe Biden convened the first leaders’ summit between the United States, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and India, now officially dubbed “I2U2”. While the summit focused primarily on economic issues like food security and clean energy investment, this new diplomatic framework marks the beginning of a …

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Tehrant | Movie Threat

CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL 2022 REVIEW! The avant-garde romantic comedy from director/co-writer Faran Moradi, Tehrantmixes the angst of dating with the strict class and religious rules in the Iranian expat community in Toronto, Canada. Badi (Sammy Azero) is a young medical student striving to rise above his family’s blue-collar status. Sharon …

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Writing the White Boyfriend: How Today’s Love Stories Revise Tropes of Interracial Romance

A good romance is like putting two puzzle pieces together. One piece can be gruff and grumpy while the other is sweet and affectionate. Two rooms can be very similar, but hate each other: similarly shaped curves that just don’t line up. A proud piece, one with prejudice. The dramatic …

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RBI may allow SFBs to co-lend with NBFCs as part of its liberalization measures

After making Small Financial Banks (SFBs) eligible for the Category I Authorized Reseller (AD) License, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could take another step in liberalizing its scope of business. This could allow these banks to co-lend with non-bank financial companies (NBFCs). Currently, SFBs are not allowed to co-lend …

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INTERVIEW: No great expectations for Palestinians under Biden – Region – World

Ahram Online: More than a month has passed since US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East. It is not yet clear what impact this visit is likely to have on improving the status quo of the Palestinian situation. Do you think we should expect any? Khaled El Guindy: …

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Iranian artist Mani Mehrzad wins Chairman’s Award at Art Revolution Taipei

TEHRAN – Iranian artist Mani Mehrzad has won the President’s Award from Art Revolution Taipei. He received the prize for “The Snow Geography”, his acrylic painting on canvas of 180×120 cm. The surreal triptych artwork shows human-like creatures fighting against each other. Championship, the grand prize of Art Revolution Taipei …

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Buenos Aires Weather | The Long Arm of the Iranian Inquisition

In the late 1980s, when Salman Rushdie was writing the novel that would make him famous among people who cared little for literary works of any kind, he knew it would annoy some squeamish Muslims, but it didn’t occur to him. mind that one of their “spiritual leaders” would put …

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