Innovative prototypes of ancient handicrafts produced in Zanjan

TEHRAN – A team of Iranian researchers and artisans have made innovative prototypes of ancient crafts, whose practical know-how is passed down from generation to generation in Zanjan province, the provincial tourism chief said. The charuq (a local style of handmade women’s shoes), watermarks, knives, pottery and copper dishes were …

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Banks opt out of PPP loan forgiveness

At least three big banks have opted out of a new process to get Paycheck Protection Program loans canceled directly by the Small Business Administration, The Intercept has learned, leaving their small business clients no other recourse if the banks refuse to cancel loans or drag out the process. Bank …

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Parthian Rhyton, jewels unearthed in Semnan

TEHRAN – Archaeologists unearthed a clay rhyton and some jewelry while inspecting the burial chambers of an ancient cemetery in Semnan province, north-central Iran. The rhyton, which bears the representation of a wild goat, is believed to date from the Parthian era (247 BC). By the way, in a tomb …

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Why the Taliban takeover worries Africa

By AGGREY MUTAMBO The sudden, but not entirely unexpected, takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan may seem a distant event from Africa, but leaders and security experts are thinking of the repercussions on a continent plagued by extremist militias inspired by the Taliban and their admirers. The Taliban, a child …

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PPP Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal Exceeds Expectations

Accepts over 340,000 submissions in less than two weeks August 20, 2021 Since the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal opened on August 4, the US Small Business Administration has received more than 340,000 submissions from borrowers with PPP loans of $ 150,000 or less, highlighting the Administrator …

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