Dash Arts opens the door to DIDO’S BAR in September

Set in a music club, on the Edge of Belonging, Dido’s Bar is a new immersive theater and musical production that will open at The Factory in London’s historic Royal Docks on September 23 (Press Night September 28) ahead of a tour in Manchester, Leicester, Portsmouth, and Oxford. Dido’s Bar …

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Yasuj will host a national tribal festival

TEHRAN – The national tribal festival of Kuch, dedicated to ethnic culture, is to be inaugurated on Sunday in Yasuj, the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province in southwestern Iran, announced the provincial head of the tourism. One of the main aims of holding this festival is to revive the …

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Review of Credible Personal Loans | the ascent

Main advantages Check rates from multiple lenders at once The main appeal of using Credible is to compare personal loan rates from multiple lenders. Concretely, to do so without having to fill out half a dozen different prequalification requests. Instead, you can fill out a single application and potentially see …

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Putin highlights corridor to India – The New Indian Express

Express press service GUWAHATI: The Russian government is promoting a 7,200 km long trade route that would link St. Petersburg in Russia to Indian ports like Nava Sheva in Mumbai and Mundra in Gujrat. This route will reduce the transport time of goods from the current 40 days (through the …

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Experts discuss traces of Persian rugs in literature

TEHRAN — A number of novelists and short stories are scheduled to discuss the impact of Persian rugs and carpets on Iranian literature. The meeting titled “Carpet Through Stories” will be held at the Carpet Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran on Tuesday evening, CHTN reported. Featuring a wide variety …

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Magnum photographers challenged to photograph Swiss democracy

(MENAFN-Swissinfo) A team of four photographers from the prestigious Magnum agency arrived in Bern last month for one of their toughest assignments. Accustomed to surveying the hottest crisis zones on the planet, they are now preparing to document the placid workings of Swiss democracy. This content was published on July …

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Modi and Putin discuss trade, energy and food markets – The New Indian Express

By Express press service NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. The two leaders discussed the state of world energy and food markets in the context of the Ukrainian crisis, in addition to ways to strengthen bilateral trade in sectors such as agricultural …

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Yes Bank Hikes MCLR; How much will EMIs for home loans and car loans increase? Check here

Leading private lender Yes Bank raised its MCLR rates. The marginal cost of lending rate, or MCLR, a key point in deciding loan interest, has been raised, the bank said in a statement. Yes Bank’s new MCLR rates have already gone into effect, according to a note on the lender’s …

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Our 10 Favorite New Vinyl Releases This Week – The Vinyl Factory

Persian piano, new age bliss and an unfiltered WPNry dance floor. This week’s recap is by VF’s Will Pritchard and Lazlo Rugoff, alongside Annabelle Van Dort, Emily Hill and James Hammond. Dominique Lawalree First meeting (Catch Wave Ltd / Ergot Records) To buy The word esoteric gets used a lot …

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“It was way too late”: Sam Asghari opens up about his marriage to Britney Spears

DUBAI: Almost 10 years ago, Egyptian filmmaker Ali El-Arabi, the award-winning documentary filmmaker behind ‘Captains of Zaatari,’ which hits Netflix this month, made a promise. He was in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, the largest temporary settlement for displaced Syrians in the world, and a teenager he had just …

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Firouzja on tilt? Bullet-chess spree in the middle of the candidates tournament

Back to his ball roots After ten rounds, Alireza Firouzja is tied for 6th to 8th place in the Candidates Tournament in Madrid. So far, the youngster has lost three games and beaten Richard Rapport, and is out of contention for the top spot. Last year, the Iranian-born star reached …

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Britney Spears’ Husband Sam & Paris Hilton Both Say The Couple’s Wedding Was A ‘Fairytale’

Sam Asghariwho got married Britney Spears earlier this month, said their marriage was a “fairy tale”. On Wednesday morning, the Iranian-American actor appeared on ABC hello america to talk about his new film, harness, but it also opened up about the life of a married man. “I have to wear …

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CIM REAL ESTATE FINANCE TRUST, INC. : Entering into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creating a Direct Financial Obligation or Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Registrant Arrangement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (Form 8-K)

Section 1.01 Entering into a Material Definitive Agreement. On June 23, 2022, CMFT Corporate Credit Securities, LLC (the "Borrower"), an indirect wholly owned, bankruptcy-remote subsidiary of CIM Real Estate Finance Trust, Inc. (the "Company"), Citibank, N.A. (the "Bank"), as administrative agent (the "Administrative Agent") and as lender, CMFT Securities Investments, …

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The High Museum will spotlight Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian in his first posthumous exhibition in the United States

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922-2019) was one of Iran’s most famous and revered visual artists, known internationally for her mirrored geometric sculptures which combined the mathematical order and beauty of ancient Persian architectural motifs with the forms and patterns of post-war abstraction. . The High Museum of Art will present the …

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The UN chief insists on the removal of unilateral American sanctions. Iran

Speaking on Tuesday during his 13th report on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, he highlighted the lifting of unilateral US sanctions against Iran, the implementation of the JCPOA and the exploitation by Iran of its economic advantages. The periodic meeting of the UN Security Council will be …

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World Bank to provide Bangladesh with $18 billion in IDA loans over next five years

Foreign aid inflows will continue to increase, with Bangladesh receiving $18 billion from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) soft loan window alone over the next five years. The Washington-based lender will provide the country with new loans amounting to $10 billion – $2 billion a year – during …

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Negev Summit partners to meet in Bahrain to maintain cooperation

Senior diplomats from Israel, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Morocco and the United States will meet in Manama on Monday to formalize commitments made at a March summit aimed at redefining fault lines geopolitics of the Middle East, the Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday. The meeting in the Bahraini …

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An overview of the Iranian art of embroidery

TEHRAN – The Iranian art of embroidery, Monjugh-Douzi, has long been applied to ornate garments, headwear, bags, decorative pictures, pencil holders, stamp or brush cases, belts and to necklaces to name a few. Monjugh-Duzi is the art of sewing Mojugh beads onto fabrics. Experts believe that the skill of delicate …

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IFMA recognizes Javad Nasiri as President of Iran Muaythai

TEHRAN – International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) Secretary General Stephan Fox has said that they have just recognized Javad Nasiri as President of the Iranian Muaythai Federation. The Iranian ministry reportedly asked the Muaythai association, headed by Javad Nasiri, to work under the supervision of a martial arts association, …

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Validation of the Thai version of the Female Genital Self-Image Scale (FGSIS) | BMC Women’s Health

Setting This study was conducted at the Outpatient Clinic of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ramathibodi Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, between December 2020 and January 2021. The validation procedure included two phases: ( 1) translation and (2) testing of psychometric properties. Translation of phase 1 The …

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UNHCR holds World Refugee Day in Iran for first time since COVID-19

TEHRAN – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, marked World Refugee Day on Wednesday with a series of events across the Islamic Republic of Iran, under the theme “Whoever, where and when, everyone has the right to seek security”. For the first time in two years since the outbreak of the …

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Why African Leaders Complain About Wheat Imports Yet Ignore Zelensky

Media monitoring of modern diplomacy shows that only four African leaders were present for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to the African Union (AU), the 55-member continental bloc held on June 20. Ukrainian leader Zelensky addressed world leaders, international organizations and regional associations asking for their help in ending the …

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Arbor Realty Trust closes a $1

UNIONDALE, NY, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (:ABR), today announced the closing of a $1.05 billion commercial real estate loan securitization (the “Securitization “). A total of approximately $873 million of investment grade notes have been issued (the “Notes”) and Arbor has retained subordinate interests …

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Artist Sheree Hovsepian shares insight into where her work is headed after Venice. Tip: This involves a lot more strings

With its first presentation at Venice Biennale this year and a personal exhibition which will open at Rachel Uffner gallery in New York in September, Sheree HOVSEPIAN Spend a moment. The Iranian-American artist has become known for her exquisite cadaver-like photographic assemblages, which overlay gelatin silver prints and photograms of …

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The Untold Truth of Maggie Gyllenhaal

Since Maggie and her brother Jake Gyllenhaal are known to the public, she insists there is no sibling rivalry between them. “He’s one of my best friends and I absolutely adore him,” she said in 2014, which The Guardian called “one of her running responses.” When asked about Jake’s comments …

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The intersection of art, education and cultural awareness

Artist Rich Tu combines culture, education and community in his work. Rich You The visual arts sector continues to grow at a rapid pace integrating applications of artistic and technological talent into the entertainment, fashion and marketing industries across the globe. Students are clamoring for more educational opportunities to get …

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Europeans return to Syria, fueling tourism and attracting criticism

Placeholder while loading article actions BEIRUT — Standing on the castle-like walls of Aleppo’s historic citadel, Nick White was shocked by the city’s destruction. The 63-year-old British tourist got to see how large parts had been flattened by the terrible civil war in Syria. Aleppo’s ancient citadel has never been …

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Indian teachers of Persian language and literature visit Imam Reza holy shrine

A group of professors of Persian language and literature from the best Indian universities of Lucknow, Bhagalpur and Khajeh Mu’in al-Din Chishti paid a visit to the central library and the museum of the holy shrine. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A group of professors of Persian language and literature from …

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6 Mind-Blowing, Underrated Movies That Represent Animation At Its Best

Animation is an incredibly versatile practice, with some of the highest-grossing films being animated classics that are now forever entwined in pop culture. It’s a genre that everyone has seen at least once in their life; ranging from family-favorite wholesome classics by major studios like disney Where Dream works to …

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Maple confirms $10 million in unsecured loans to troubled asset manager Babel Finance

Unsecured lending DeFi primitive undergoes its first major stress test. On June 17, Babel Finance, a bitcoin financial services company offering lending and asset management services, suspended redemptions and withdrawals citing “unusual liquidity pressures” amid recent market volatility. On June 20, the team followed up with indicating that it had …

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Anita Leisz: Würdigungspreis des Landes Steiermark für bildende Kunst 2020 / Yalda Afsah: Every word was once an animal – Announcements

HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark is delighted to present the 2022 summer program with two major solo exhibitions of the work of artists Anita Leisz and Yalda Afsah. Both exhibitions present new productions and publications developed by the respective artists. Anita LeiszThe visual language of Anita Leisz’s sculptures, objects and installations …

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Ancient Jewish text preserves real-world remedies

People usually turn to rabbis for spiritual guidance, but the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of traditions produced by Jews living in ancient Persia, 224-651 CE, also contains a lot of medical knowledge, according to a new book by a Cornell author. In “Medicine in the Talmud: Natural and Supernatural Therapies …

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The Lending System Market Is Booming Globally

In the recently released report, Market Reports provided a unique insight into the global market Lending systems market for the forecast period (2022-2031). The report has covered the important aspects which are contributing to the growth of the global market Lending systems market. The main objective of this report is …

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Stranded in Iran: Refugee theater maker Peyvand Sadeghian recounts the experience that shaped her career

To mark World Refugee Day 2022, Euronews Culture tells the stories of refugee artists and performers in Europe. The worst birthday in the life of Peyvand Sadeghian? When she turned 11 during an extended stay in Iran. “My family tried to make it fun, but it didn’t really work,” says …

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Kazakh president visits Iran amid nuclear challenges

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed Brussels’ support for his embattled country’s bid to join the European Union as a “historic” achievement. The European Commission has recommended that Ukraine and Moldova gain EU candidate status, a move that marks the start of what is likely to be a long journey towards …

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Do Kwon and Terraform Labs Hit by Class Action Lawsuit

Do Kwon, Terra’s “broken-hearted” co-creator, headlines a series of named defendants in a class action filed in U.S. District Court for Northern California on Friday. Kwon is joined by a group that includes Terraform Labs, Jump Crypto and Three Arrows Capital. Plaintiff Nick Patterson alleges, among other charges, that the …

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Photographer Armin Amirian ranks second in Alpine Fellowship visual arts competition

TEHRAN – Iranian photographer Armin Amirian finished second in the Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2022. He won the award for his work “Analog-1”, a monochrome Type-C digital print that shows half-naked boys climbing ladders on a snow-capped mountain overlooking a city. Amirian, 27, is a self-taught artist who spent …

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Mauritanian President and Saudi Foreign Minister discuss development and economic relations

MIDAN: More than 200 publishers and other related organizations are taking part in the first Madinah Book Fair, which kicked off at the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Exhibition and Conference Center on Thursday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mohammed Hassan Alwan, CEO of the event’s organizer, the Commission for Literature, …

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The Nashville Ledger

FLIGHT. 46 | NOPE. 24 | Friday, June 17, 2022 By Hollie Deese Updated at 3:55 p.m. At the Nossi College of Art graduation ceremony in Madison earlier this month, the school’s founder Nossi Vatandoost, 88, was on stage to present diplomas to the dozens of students who graduated graduating …

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The La Gacilly photo festival honors the works of Iranian photographers

TEHRAN — The works of four Iranians are exhibited at the La Gacilly Photo Festival, a vast international outdoor exhibition held annually in the city in northwestern France. Collections from Maryam Firuzi, Gohar Dashti, Ebrahim Noruzi, Hashem Shakeri and photographers from around the world will be on display at the …

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I am more than my niqab

First episode of the Disney+ show Ms. Marvel is an exciting display of culture and faith. Some viewers criticized the series for not being relatable enough or too niche (read: Pakistani and Muslim), but it still has a huge following as it’s currently the highest-rated Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe TV …

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Innovation leader John Shen joins President Biden as the bill is signed at the White House

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Business Leader John Shen attended the official signing of the law on the potential establishment of a National Museum of American History and Culture in Asia-Pacific at the White House on Monday, 13 Junee. At the invitation of President Biden, Shen and his colleague Stella Zhang participated in …

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Siberian prosecutor seeks jail term for LGBT artist for work depicting female body parts

All bridges in the city of Syevyerodonetsk in eastern Ukraine have been destroyed and the conditions for people remaining in the city are “extremely difficult”, the military governor of the Luhansk region told RFE/ RL. “All the bridges have been destroyed, so it’s impossible to bring anything into the city …

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Investigation of maternal and perinatal outcomes in a population of Iranian pregnant women infected with COVID-19

Pregnancy is considered a special immunological situation. During pregnancy, the maternal immune system is supposed to establish and maintain tolerance to the fetus which is considered an allogeneic graft, while it must preserve the ability to protect against pathogens. Therefore, systemic and local immune responses must be finely regulated during …

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Fran Hall: Northfield Globetrotter, Airstream Photographer

The son of a lanky sheet metal worker from Northfield, Minnesota, Fran Hall grew up during the Great Depression and became an unlikely globe-trotting chronicler of the most epic road trip of all time. Mobile home company Airstream hired Hall in 1963 to shoot photos and film during a 14-month …

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Multicultural festival brings food, dance and community to London

After two long years of pandemic restrictions, the London Multicultural Festival made its grand return to Covent Garden Market on Sunday. Hundreds of Londoners were on hand to enjoy a variety of food, entertainment and produce from countries and cultures around the world. “It’s a lot bigger than we thought, …

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UK regulator puts Credit Suisse on watch list after scandals

Britain’s financial regulator has placed Credit Suisse on its watch list of institutions needing stricter oversight, the latest blow to a bank struggling to draw a line under a series of crises. The Financial Conduct Authority told Credit Suisse last month it was taking the action because it was concerned …

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Oyster Ornament Exhibition | Iran oyster ornament

The main objective of the exhibition is to introduce craftsmanship in the form of oyster ornaments to lovers of works of art that combine tradition and modernity by presenting objects in a prestigious and artistic place. History of ornaments in Iran Human beings have always felt the need for ornaments …

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Iran and Venezuela sign 20-year cooperation plan

Iran and Venezuela signed a 20-year cooperation plan on Saturday, according to live coverage by Iranian state television. The plan includes cooperation in oil, petrochemicals, tourism and culture. The signing ceremony was held at Saadabad Palace in northern Tehran, attended by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim …

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Piping live! to celebrate a return to in-person events with a packed festival

Piping live! will return this summer with a calendar of in-person and virtual events from Saturday August 6 to Sunday August 14, 2022. The world’s largest festival dedicated to the art of bagpipes, will celebrate its return to the full in-person program for the first time since 2019, providing a …

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Day in photos: June 11, 2022

Find the news of the day in photos from India and the world for June 11, 2022 Updated: June 11, 2022 6:44 PM 135 Security on alert in Prayagraj | Photo PTI Charred remains of police vehicles, a day after clashes during a protest against BJP leaders’ now-suspended remark on …

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Wyndham Capital Mortgage to have another round of layoffs

Direct-to-consumer lender Wyndham Capital Mortgage proceeds with a new round of layoffs, according to a Worker Accommodation and Retraining Notice (WARNING) notice filed with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. The company announced that it would lay off 48 employees effective August 1. Staff work either at the lender’s headquarters …

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UCSB Names Winners of Thomas More Storke Award and Other Major Awards | UCSB

As launch week officially begins at UC Santa Barbara, the university has announced the recipients of its most prestigious student honors, given for academic achievement, extraordinary service, and personal courage and perseverance. • Emily Elizabeth Lopez won the Thomas More Storke Excellence Award, the campus’ highest honor, for her outstanding …

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Upcoming local and regional events

The Creative Collective’s new art exhibition “Aspire & Enlighten” The Creative Collective presents “Aspire & Enlighten”, the latest show from the group of up-and-coming local artists who have become an exciting new addition to the San Diego art and gallery scene. The reception of the artists will take place on …

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Israeli PM Bennett on whirlwind visit to UAE amid standoff with Iran

Placeholder while loading article actions TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made a surprise visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, the snapshot trip coming as efforts to salvage a deal over Iran’s nuclear program are locked in a deepening stalemate with Tehran. The visit was …

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An interview with the stars of Leila’s Brothers – The Upcoming

“How to do a true portrait of life”: Interview with the stars of Leila’s Brothers June 8, 2022 The third feature film by Iranian filmmaker Saeed Roustayi has been invited to the Official Competition of the 75e edition of the Cannes festival this year, where it won the FIPRESCI Critics’ …

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The Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin will examine Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli’s “Heech”

TEHRAN — The iconic Heech series by Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli will be examined in an online session on June 16 at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin. In the introduction, Stefan Weber, director of the Museum of Islamic Art, will talk about a work from the Heech series, …

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Russia’s nuclear threat worked

The war in Ukraine reaffirmed the relevance of nuclear weapons as a major deterrent in global conflicts. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, a major power has publicly threatened to deploy tactical nuclear weapons. And the threat worked: the West carefully calibrated its arms deliveries …

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Mr Cooper adds to wave of mortgage lender layoffs

Mr. Cooper CEO Jay Bray (Mr. Cooper, iStock) Mr. Cooper aligned himself with a dismal trend triggered by rising mortgage rates. The Dallas-based lending giant has laid off 420 employees, Inman reported. The layoffs, which mainly affected the company’s loan origination department, follow a series of layoffs earlier this year …

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Could seizing Russian assets help rebuild Ukraine?

Inot 2011 Viktor Vekselberg, a metal magnate and Kremlin insider, visited the design team of the Tango, a $90 million yacht he had commissioned, to oversee its construction. His attention to detail proved his downfall. When Mr Vekselberg faced US sanctions in 2018, his overseas assets were frozen, but not …

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Remote Summer Series: On The Table – Announcements

This summer, the MIT List Visual Arts Center presents a series of distance programs with six artist-designed menus that cater to what’s “on the table” when it comes to sharing a meal today. Participating artists include Lexie Smith, Seitu Ken Jones, Jon Rubin & Habibullah Sorosh, Lexa Walsh, Asunción Molinos …

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Palestinian farmers sound the alarm over foot-and-mouth outbreak

KHARTOUM: Noureddine Jaber, a musician endowed with a unique half-guitar half-drum instrument, gives voice to the long marginalized Eastern communities of Sudan through a new album.Originally from the city of Port Sudan on the Red Sea, Jaber belongs to the Beja people, a group of nomadic herders and herders with …

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Easkey Britton’s modest jumpsuit inspired by Iranian women – The Irish Times

Easkey Britton is a well-known Irish surfer, marine social scientist and author. In her book Saltwater in the Blood, there is a paragraph that begins: “A woman recently wrote to me from Iran: ‘I finally understood the most important skill for surfing – connecting with Mother Ocean. Believe it or …

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Imam Khomeini Imam of yesterday, today and tomorrow: Leader

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Islamic Revolution leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says Imam Khomeini is not yesterday’s imam, but he is also today’s imam today and tomorrow. Addressing a ceremony held Saturday at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum to mark the 33rd anniversary of the death of the founder of the Islamic …

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Reza Pahlavi: The unity of the Iranian popular forces is more important than the unity of the opposition

Reza Pahlavi, former Crown Prince of Iran, delivered a speech to the Iranian people from Washington DC on June 3. The biggest alternative to the Islamic Republic is the Iranian people who continue their protests despite the Iranian regime’s oppressive measures and internet shutdown, Pahlavi said at the press conference …

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Opinion: Banks must stop financing oil expansion. If they don’t, their net zero commitments are greenwashing.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently called on banks and other financial firms to stop funding fossil fuel expansion. “For too long,” he said, “the financial services industry has enabled the world’s reliance on fossil fuels. … The scientific and moral imperative is clear: there must be no new investment …

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Passport to the Performance Art of Persian Calligraphy Fundraiser to be Held in Encinitas

Dancer Kosat Abassi (Mohtadi Mirak) Encinitas Friends of the Arts, in partnership with the City of Encinitas, presents Passport to Persian Calligraphy Performance Art on Saturday, June 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is …

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Increase in auto liability insurance premium loan rates: significant monetary changes from June 1

NEW DELHI: Interest rates on home, car and personal loans rose again this month after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised the repo rate in May. While some banks announced rate hikes immediately after the RBI decision, others have their interest rates on loans from June 1. Here are …

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“We create theater with our heart and ourselves”

The stories that take place far from us can be the most important to live. Hamid Dehghani, a graduate student at the School of Communication, believes that as a director he has a responsibility to intentionally challenge misconceptions. “We don’t need to follow the current trend — we create trends. …

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A Cute Cairo Dating That’s More Than It Seems

Two people meet and their lives are changed forever. This is the oldest and perhaps the most universal story. If an Egyptian does not speak English begins when Noor, an Egyptian American returning to Egypt in search of meaning and culture, meets an unnamed Egyptian whose hopes and dreams have …

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A woman who represented a nation

“It’s not just about the power of women. It is about the power of human beings. If you believe in yourself, that means you can. These are the words of Zar Amr Ebrahimi during his press conference on Sunday evening after winning the Best Actress award at the 75th Cannes …

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Iran’s National Commission for UNESCO Selects “No Prior Appointment” as Film of the Year

TEHRAN — The autism drama “No Prior Appointment” has been selected as Film of the Year by Iran’s National Commission for UNESCO. This film was chosen for its special consideration for autism, the commission announced on Monday. The acclaimed drama directed by Behruz Shoeibi is set to be reviewed Thursday …

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The climate war between investors and companies is intensifying — Quartz

The group of three hereditary chiefs from the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in British Columbia had traveled the country 2,700 miles (4,345 km) to Toronto. They had come to the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada hoping for an improvement in the bank’s climate policy. Instead, they received what they …

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IN MEMORIAM: THE SOUL OF SANTOOR – Journal

A maestro is one who has perfected established techniques and aspects of music. But what do you call someone who gives music a whole new identity and joins the ranks of Mozart, Baray Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Ahmad Jan Thirikwa or Vilayat Khan. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is the …

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‘Prolonged political stalemate’ further polarizes Libya

The NATO row over Turkey’s opposition to Swedish and Finnish membership goes beyond the expansion of the North Atlantic military alliance. It’s as much about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s immediate political goals as it is about Turkey’s positioning in a new world order of the 21st century. At first …

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Iranian elamitologist honored by UNESCO

TEHRAN – On Friday, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO held a ceremony at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran to commemorate veteran researcher and elamitologist Abdolmajid Arfaei. Titled “Faces to the Sun,” the event was held to honor Arfaei for his lifetime achievement in translating ancient languages, …

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