A classic Parisian apartment with a modern design

In the fall of 2019, architect and designer Sophie Dries, 35, and her companion, sculptor Marc Leschelier, 37, moved into a two-bedroom Haussmann apartment in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, not far from the historic Place des Vosges. For several months, they lived almost entirely without furniture or home comforts except for …

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Creswick Will Come Alive – Ballarat Times

Donate $5 using spotpass to support local community news PLANNING for CresFest, which is scheduled for the first weekend in April, is quietly bubbling with events in preparation for the arts festival. The Creswisk event has attracted international, national and local participants and celebrates the arts in all their forms, …

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Ukraine News: Airlines suspend flights as German leader warns of ‘serious threat to peace’

Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security adviser, in Washington on Friday.Credit…Leah Millis/Reuters Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security adviser, said Sunday that US officials still believe Russian President Vladimir V. Putin could invade Ukraine at any time, despite continued diplomatic efforts. “The way they built up their forces, the way …

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Here are 5 ways to save money on your monthly payment at home

SPRING, Texas – We don’t have to tell you that the prices of just about everything seem to be going up. We want to save you and your family money by reducing your monthly mortgage payment. The key to saving money might be to look at the role interest rates …

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What We’re Reading Today: A Moonless, Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo

Writer Lucinda Hawksley responds to a quick shot at great-great-great-grandfather Charles Dickens DUBAI: February 7 marked the 210th birthday of one of Britain’s greatest writers of the 19th century. Charles Dickens was a polymath, taking on the roles of journalist, theater artist, philanthropist and, above all, novelist who gifted the …

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Israel’s integration into Middle East security involves opportunities and pitfalls

Growing defense cooperation between Israel and Persian Gulf states is one of the few promising security developments in the troubled Middle East. In his testimony this week, Army Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, appointed to head US Central Command, mentioned the integration of cyber defense and missile defense, in particular, as …

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Kansas City YA author worries what kids lose when books — like his — are banned | KCUR 89.3

For more stories like this, subscribe to Real Humans on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get podcasts. Kansas City author Adib Khorram tries not to obsessively watch where his books have been banned. “I don’t think it’s really a badge of honor,” he says. “And I tend to …

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Local authorities seek to revive Chabahar arts

TEHRAN – Local authorities plan to revive forgotten traditional arts and crafts in Chabahar port, Sistan-Balochistan province, CHTN reported on Saturday. Chabahar’s former customs building will host cultural programs aimed at reviving the region’s traditional arts, said Abdolhamid Baluchzadeh, Chabahar’s head of tourism. Cultural events, such as traditional music performances …

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Does refinancing your personal loan make sense in 2022?

Image source: Getty Images If you have an existing personal loan, you might be surprised to find that you’re not necessarily stuck with the current loan terms you’ve agreed to. You may be able to refinance your personal loanjust like you can refinance a mortgage. Refinancing takes some effort, as …

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Fact check on Joe Rogan’s interview with Robert Malone that caused uproar

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Spotify has been rocked in recent weeks by controversy engulfing its most popular podcaster, Joe Rogan. Several prominent musicians and podcasters left the streaming service to protest what they described as Mr. …

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Bulgarian director Elena Panayotova hails Ferdowsi’s efforts to maintain the Persian language

TEHRAN — Bulgarian theater director Elena Panayotova has hailed the efforts made by Persian poet Ferdowsi more than a millennium ago to protect Persian from the threats of foreign languages. She is in Tehran to stage her latest production “Shahnameh: A Zal Story” based on a story from Ferdowsi Shahnameh’s …

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Opera Australia 2022 review: The Marriage of Figaro

Photo credit: Prudence Upton Opera Australia’s latest production for its 2022 summer season, an Andy Morton revival of David McVicar’s 2015 production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, opened at the Sydney Opera House on January 27and which, according to the Opera Australia ad, is Mozart’s 266and birthday. January 27and is …

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Eastern Union sees increase in new deals under new company leadership

Eastern Union, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate loan brokerage firms, has seen substantial growth in deal volume and average deal size in the three months since Abraham Bergman took over as President and CEO on November 1 of last year. Abraham Bergman The company ended January with …

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What’s happening in the Hunterdon area this weekend and beyond (February 11-18)

WHAT IS GOING ON? Here’s a small sample of events in the area that you might want to check out in the coming days. Check ahead as some events are postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 issues. Also visit the venues’ websites to learn more about current COVID-19 safety measures. …

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The National Library of Israel’s Arabic digital resources find audiences across the region

LONDON: In the wake of the Abraham Accords, the Middle East is changing rapidly, and the success of a bridge-building initiative by the National Library of Israel testifies to a growing thirst for cross-cultural collaboration and understanding. In the summer of 2020, Arab News reported that the National Library of …

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Iran unveils new missile that puts regional Israeli and US bases within range

Iran has unveiled a new long-range missile capable of hitting its sworn enemy Israel. The weapon is named after a 7th century battle that saw Muslim warriors overrun a Jewish castle in early Islam. On Wednesday morning, Iranian state television featured the Khaybar Shekan, which is described as a new …

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CHL joins Brilliant Solutions loan panel

CHL Mortgages, a specialist buy-to-let lender, has been added to Brilliant Solutions’ lending panel, providing members of directly authorized brokers with access to CHL’s suite of specialist buy-to-let products. This is available to new owners, portfolio owners, and limited companies covering a variety of …

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Iranian ‘prison restaurant’ aims to free irrecoverable inmates

TEHRAN: Two Iranian ex-prisoners have successfully opened a “prison restaurant” to help raise funds to release convicts languishing behind bars for unpaid debts. A storefront photo of their “Cell 16” restaurant in eastern Tehran shows a frustrated prisoner holding a chicken leg in one hand and trying with the other …

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Diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions in Ukraine intensify at high-level meetings in Moscow and Washington

French President Emmanuel Macron has indicated that – although resolving the impasse over Moscow’s troop build-up near the border with Ukraine could take months – there is room for progress after holding talks with Russian and Ukrainian leaders. “We now have the opportunity to advance these negotiations” between Russia and …

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SONG OF THE NORTH announces world premiere and US premiere

“Song of the North,” a visually stunning cinematic-style shadow play for all ages, will have its world premiere February 10-13 at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris and its U.S. premiere March 5-12 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater with educational shows March 7, 8 and 11. …

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After a strong third quarter, what’s next for SBI stock?

BENGALURU/MUMBAI : State Bank of India Ltd (SBI) shares hit a new 52-week high ₹549 on the NSE on Monday. Investors were pleased with the bank’s strong performance in the December quarter (Q3FY22). Key positives to third quarter earnings included strong growth in retail loans despite the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, …

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I trust your education | HPPR

Hello, radio readers; this is Kim Perez, and I’m from the history department at Fort Hays State University. The books I’m going to talk about, the two-book series Persepolis and Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi, are the first in our spring 2022 reading theme: Graphic Novels: Worth a Thousand Words. …

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Azerbaijan National Art Museum – cultural treasure preserving national and universal tangible and intangible cultural heritage of ancient times – AZERTAC

Baku, February 5, AZERTAC The National Art Museum of Azerbaijan is a valuable cultural treasure that has preserved the national and universal tangible and intangible cultural heritage of antiquity and transmitted these unique pearls of art from generation to generation. The museum is located in the heart of Baku (Niyazi …

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The Expo 2020 Palestine Pavilion in Dubai takes visitors on a multi-sensory tour of Jerusalem

Frankly: terrorism threat won’t deter expansion of UK investment in Middle East, UK trade official says DUBAI: Escalating terrorist attacks by the Iran-backed Houthis will not deter British companies from increasing their investments in the Middle East, the British official responsible for his country’s trade with the region has told …

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ISIS after the American strike

On Thursday morning, President Joe Biden made a celebratory announcement: Hajji Abdullah, the leader of the terrorist group Islamic State, died in a raid by US special operations troops in northwestern Syria. The raid, Biden said, was “a testament to America’s reach and ability to take out terrorist threats no …

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The architects of a major New York firm drop their candidacy for unionization.

Less than two months after seeking to form the only union at a leading US architecture firm, workers at SHoP Architects in New York have officially ended their efforts. “We never imagined that we would have to write this statement, but after a difficult attempt at organizing which was met …

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Danish court finds 3 Iranians guilty of spying for Saudis

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three members of an Iranian separatist group, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, were found guilty in a Danish court on Friday of encouraging terror in Iran and gathering information for an anonymous Saudi intelligence service. The court in Roskilde, west of Copenhagen, …

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Explain the most common tax forms for 2022

The IRS has officially kicked off tax season, and taxpayers’ physical and digital mailboxes will soon begin, if they haven’t already, filling out tax forms from their employers, banks and financial institutions, and d ‘somewhere else. Consider the IRS Warning that it will be another turbulent fiscal season plagued with …

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Contemporary Iranian art that doesn’t shy away from politics

Aesthetically compelling and content-rich exhibits are a rare treat. Rebel, Buffoon, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians features 23 artists from the collection of Mohammed Afkhami, a Swiss-born Iranian financier and philanthropist based between Dubai, Switzerland, and London. Curated by Fereshteh Daftari, the exhibition was originally hosted by the Aga Khan Museum …

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Reviews | For Ukraine, Europe thinks Putin wants more than war

The answer is surprising, even paradoxical. Europeans and Ukrainians are skeptical of a major Russian invasion of Ukraine not because they have a more benign view of Mr. Putin than their American counterparts. Rather, it’s because they see him as meaner. War, they reason, is not the Kremlin’s game. Instead, …

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Optimus Prime reads Bedtime Story for the Calm app

Screenshot: Hasbro You can now have Optimus Prime read you a bedtime story. This is not a sentence I expected to write today, and yet it is now an inescapable fact that one can go to bed listening to the soft tones of the leader of the Autobots… as he …

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The Exsultate project and the Helios Arts streaming platform launch “Obscura Nox”

Frankfurt-based Exsultate Project is teaming up with Helio Arts Streaming Platform to present “Obscura Nox.” The showcase, which is a modern retelling of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” features Mozart’s “Exsultate, Jubilate” and new music by Iranian-Canadian composer Iman Habib. The 26-minute film stars mezzo-soprano Julia Dawson and dancer Evie …

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Emergeeast’s group exhibition Dreaming Tomorrow is a sign of hope and renewal

Dreaming Tomorrow by Helen Zughaib, in archival pigment print. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer Emergeast, one of the leading online art galleries in the MENA region, has launched an online group exhibition titled Dreaming Tomorrow. Organized by Dima Abdul Kader and Nikki Meftah, it went live February 1 on Emergeast.com. Dreaming …

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Bringing Saudi Arabia into the Abraham Accords, a strategic goal for the United States and Israel

(February 1, 2022 / JNS) In its annual strategic survey released in recent days, the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies pointed to a central understanding that has spread across the region. The United States is focusing its attention and resources on relations with China (and, more recently, Russia) …

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NYT Crossword Answers: Fashion Designer Tahari

Today’s theme Happy Lunar New Year, solvers! The theme of this puzzle highlights five different New Year celebrations, two of which take place today. The first of these is the 14-letter grid-covering SPRING FESTIVAL (16A. “Chinese New Year, celebrated on February 1, 2022”). The second, on the west side of …

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USDA loans could be lifeline for rural NFCs in ‘currently untapped market’

As health care consumer preference drives more skilled nursing operators to invest in private rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities, US Department of Agriculture loans may be an option for operators in need of financial support for renovation and construction projects. Through the USDA’s Community Facilities Direct Loan & …

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ICD Brookfield Place hosts ‘The Sublime Nature of Being’ exhibit

Sublime Silence, a composition by Nadim Karam. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer The Sublime Nature of Being, an immersive and multi-sensory group exhibition of innovative works by contemporary artists, was unveiled (January 23 – February 27) at the Summer Garden at ICD Brookfield Place, Dubai, in the presence of Sheikh Nahayan …

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Atatürk opened an artificial silk factory in Gemlik

Atatürk Acti Artificial Silk Factory January 31 is the 31st day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. The number of days left before the end of the year is 334. Railways January 31, 1927 The hotel and restaurant Patisserie at Ankara station opens. January 31, 2009 Şişhane and …

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Iran caps theater occupancy at 30% of capacity at Fajr Intl. theater festival

TEHRAN — Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance said on Sunday that theaters across the country will limit their audience to 30 percent of their capacity during the 40th Fajr International Theater Festival as a new wave of COVID -19 recently started across the country. Speaking at a press …

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Peachtree Hotel Group reaches $2 billion market capitalization

Peachtree Hotel Group CEO Greg Friedman, left, sits on a panel during the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles last week. Atlanta-based Peachtree, led by partners Bimal Patel, Hiten Suraj and Rupesh Patel, has amassed a record $2 billion in total market capitalization through 140 transactions, including acquisitions, developments, …

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House of Lucie opens an Iranian branch in Kashan

TEHRAN — House of Lucie, a major New York-based photography exhibition venue, opened a branch in the central Iranian city of Kashan on Thursday. The branch was set up in a Qajar-era house, which was restored to host photography events afterwards. The historic house has three courtyards, 30 rooms and …

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Asian Film Festivals in 2022 – The Reel Bits

The past two years have made us think about what the future of film festivals could be. After all, global festivals have evolved so much over the past few years that they might need to take a Dramamine for motion sickness. Yet cinema always finds a way. As we look …

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Should the site of the Beirut port explosion be transformed into a place of remembrance?

DUBAI: For Sultan El-Halabi, August 4, 2020 started like any other day in Beirut. He was driving with his mother from their hometown of Chouf to the Lebanese capital, where they settled into a hotel facing the sea to rest. But shortly after 6 p.m., El-Halabi’s mother said she felt …

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‘Agents Of SHIELD’ Actor Vachik Mangassarian Dead At 78

Vachik Mangassariana character actor with dozens of credits, including Marvel’s “Agents of SHIELD,” “Calm Your Enthusiasm” and the feature film “The Stoning of Soraya M.”, died. He was 78 years old. His representatives at McCaffrey Talent Management told Deadline that he died of complications from COVID on Saturday. Born in …

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More companies consider helping workers pay student loans

An important factor is that under the federal government’s pandemic relief programs introduced in 2020, employers can tax exempt loan repayment contributions to their employees of up to $5,250 per year until 2025. Employees do not have to pay income tax on the benefit. (Previously, unlike tuition assistance payments for …

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Steve Schapiro, witness photojournalist, dies at 87

Steve Schapiro, photojournalist and social documentarian who has witnessed some of the most significant political and cultural moments and movements in modern American history, beginning in the 1960s with the struggle for racial equality in the Jim Crow South, died Jan. 15 at his home in Chicago. He was 87 …

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Virus-ravaged Iran finds brief respite with mass vaccination

Tehran, Iran – As much of the world sees vaccination slow and infections soar with the spread of omicron, Iran has found rare, albeit fleeting, respite from anxiety and trauma of the pandemic. After successive waves of the virus hit the country for nearly two years, a belated mass vaccination …

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Iran to celebrate poet Nezami Ganjavi in ​​week-long program

TEHRAN — Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance on Tuesday announced plans to commemorate Persian poet Nezami Ganjavi as part of a week-long program in March. The program, which was set up as a hybrid event with virtual and live meetings, will start on the 21 Esfand of the …

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Foods that science says will help you live longer

If you think whole grains is a term used only for cereals and breads, think again. Whole grains also include delicious foods like popcorn, oats, and quinoa. And researchers are finding promising new evidence suggesting that these foods may promote longevity by preventing cardiovascular disease, according to Live Science. In …

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Culture Ministry hails booming art market thanks to Tehran auctions

TEHRAN — Iran’s Deputy Culture Minister for Art Affairs Mahmud Salari said his office welcomes any boom in the art market resulting from Tehran’s auctions. The 15th edition of the Tehran auction took place last week and raised 1,588.9 billion rials (over $5.9 million). The 80 works offered at this …

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Stratton Equities Selects Lendsmart to Accelerate Underwriting Process | Business

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 24, 2022– Lend smarteran AI-powered digital lending platform, today announced its partnership with Stratton Equities, the leading national direct hard money lender and NON-QM, specializing in fast and flexible lending processes for borrowers owning real estate investment properties. Stratton Equities integrates with Lendsmart’s AI-powered underwriting platform to …

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The unique NFT collaboration project “Parallel Hopes” is launched

Liverpool, UK, Jan. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Christian Burns, the hugely successful British musician, and Parin Heidari, Iranian-born pioneering and award-winning digital artist and graphic designer, have collaborated on a new volume of artwork titled “Parallel Hopes”, which will be uploaded to Origin Story on Monday, January 24, 2022. …

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Pentera Redefines the Cybersecurity Validation Market with the Industry’s First Unified Testing Platform for Internal and External Threats

Market Leader’s New Platform Autonomously Validates Any IT Attack Surface and Offers Organizations the Fastest Path to Cybersecurity Readiness BOSTON & TEL AVIV, Israel, January 24, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pentera, the leader in automated security validation, today unveiled its next-generation security validation platform. The company is ending the era of disparate security …

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AhlulBayt World Assembly Publications Participate in 2nd Tehran Virtual Book Fair

With its latest publications in different languages, AhlulBayt (as) World Assembly Publications is participating in the 2nd Tehran Virtual Book Fair. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): With its latest publications in different languages, the publications of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) participate in the 2n/a Tehran Virtual Book Fair. The …

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Discover the songs of Megan Thee Stallion, Hyolyn and Sigrid!

Another week and another batch of new songs. We couldn’t cover a number of songs here due to length (but check CMAT, Jordan Stephens and little god. Some artists take a new stylistic direction (like Sevdaliza and Shenseea), while others continue to produce the sound and themes for which they …

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British-Iranian detained in Tehran prison for starting hunger strike, daughter says

The daughter of an Iranian-born Briton detained in Iran said her father would go on a hunger strike on Sunday due to the lack of ‘progress’ from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on secure his release. Retired civil engineer Anoosheh Ashoori has been detained for more than four …

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How to make a thrift store for vintage Heywood-Wakefield furniture

Shopping at thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales can be overwhelming. With the sheer volume of things, how do you know where to start? How to spot the gems among all the trash? As a professional dealer who has been combing through thrift stores for nearly 30 years, I …

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“Spring Flower” From Iran’s Sweet Story Collection Has Arrived

The collection of Iranian sweet stories which are published by Mehrak Publication, has reached its thirteenth book. The thirteenth book is called “Spring Flower” and it was rewritten from the book “Zahr al-Rubaye” by Majid Molla Mohammadi, a writer and poet for children and adolescents. Earlier, another book from this …

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Celebrating the win of trending social media star Hassan Amiri

NNA | Update: January 22, 2022 12:07 STI New Delhi [India], Jan 22 (ANI/ATK): Recently, Hassan Amiri, a top name in the influencer industry, reached a milestone by crossing 1 million followers on his social media platform, Instagram. With an insane reach, he also boasts over 157,000 international followers and …

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Smyrna Man Charged with Paycheck Protection Program Fraud | USAO-MDTN

NASHVILLE- A Smyrna, Tennessee man was today charged with money laundering in connection with a fraudulent scheme in which he obtained a small business loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) , announced U.S. Attorney Mark Wildasin of the Central District of Tennessee. Shawn Palmer, 53, the sole owner of …

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In 2022, the military rivalry between the powers will be increasingly intense

The United States of America and Russia recently clashed over the issue of Ukraine. A few weeks ago, the leaders of the two superpowers behind the Ukrainian situation called a meeting on the crisis. Although they both drew a clear line between them during the meeting, they did not make …

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“A clear victory and already tired of winning? – An interview with Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov, born in Zlatoust in 1951, was the greatest Soviet chess talent in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was supposed to bring the world title to the USSR in a match against Bobby Fischer. But as Fischer refused to defend his title in 1975, Karpov became world …

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Opportunity and value of private credit

There have always been and still are excessive spreads in private debt opportunities in the middle market – but many institutional investors struggle to access the middle market. “You can’t flip a switch and be successful,” says Andrew Edgell, senior managing director and global head of credit investments at CPP …

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Unit 5 School Board Members Approve Purchase of 3,500 Chromebooks, Fully Covered with Grant Funds – CIProud.com

Unit 5 school board members approve purchase of 3,500 Chromebooks, fully covered by grants News / 11 hours ago Video January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month News / 11 hours ago Video Local minor league sports advocate for federal relief proposal News / 14 hours ago Video AT&T and Verizon …

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Art exhibit at Heartland Community College showcases oppressed lives of women in Iran

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) – Heartland Community College (HCC) presents an exhibition featuring photographs by 50 Iranian artists expressing the lives of women in Iran. Being a Woman: Reflections by Iranian Artists is an installation of dozens of photographs and digital art curated by Shahrbanoo Hamzeh, exhibition coordinator at Heartland Community …

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Iranian-born Australian artist Hossein Valamanesh dies aged 72

The Art Gallery of South Australia remembers the life and career of famous Iranian-born Australian artist Hossein Valamanesh (born 2 March 1949), who died suddenly on Saturday 15 January 2022. AGSA Director Rhana Devenport ONZM said: “Hossein’s passing leaves us all deeply shocked and saddened at AGSA – it has …

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Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences

the La Jolla Light presents this ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events. Conferences and learning • Prebys of Sanford Burnham presents “Insights: Sanford Burnham Prebys and the Rady Children’s Heart Institute – Unraveling the genetics of congenital heart …

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Excruciating pain in man’s penis turns out to be a rare side effect of COVID

Excruciating pain in a man’s penis has been blamed on COVID infection, as doctors warned of the rare side effect. Writing in a medical journal, the Iranian team described how the virus caused blood to clot in the poor man’s tree. The unnamed man had suffered from penile pain for …

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ACRES issues $30.5 million loan for 1200 West Fulton Street in Chicago

CHICAGO, January 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ACRES Capital Corp. (together with its subsidiaries, “ACRES”), a leading mid-market commercial real estate lender, has launched a $30.5 million loan to finance the acquisition and pre-development of 1200 Fulton Street (the “Property”) at Chicago. Located in the heart of the Fulton Market District, …

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Visiting art teachers exhibit recent work at Hopkins Hall

Photos by Visiting Assistant Professor Christopher Stackhouse are on display as part of the ‘Recent Work’ exhibition at Hopkins Hall Gallery. The exhibit will be on view until Thursday. Credit: Phoebe Helms | Lantern Reporter An exhibition entitled “Recent Works” presents multimedia pieces by visiting art teachers at the Hopkins …

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AhlulBayt World Assembly staff should have Intl. point of view on their activities

Stressing the need for an international perspective on the activities of the Assembly, the Secretary General of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) added: “International institutions cannot be managed from a purely Iranian perspective. The supreme leader of the revolution told one of the international institutions: “In the activities, you …

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The Coming Crisis in the Decentralized Lending Market

Credit has become the fastest growing decentralized finance (DeFi) sector in recent years. Now, this segment represents almost half of the total transaction volume of the DeFi market, or, to be more precise, around $40 billion, according to Statista. Most experts agree that’s not the limit, given the rapidly growing …

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Exhibition of paintings by Iranian children to celebrate the Beijing Winter Olympics

TEHRAN – Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon) will celebrate the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by holding a painting exhibition. Paintings created by Kanoon members on the themes of sports, winter sports and the Olympics will be exhibited at the showcase titled “Flying Dreams Iranian …

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Shahrud’s centuries-old public baths are being restored

TEHRAN — The historic Chahar-Suq public bath in Shahrud, in the north-central province of Semnan, has undergone rehabilitation works, Shahrud’s tourism chief has announced. The project involves repairing the ceiling and staircase as well as reinforcing the foundations and walls, Hamidreza Hassani said on Saturday. A budget of 500 million …

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Best concerts in Houston: January 17-23, 2022

Googoosh is performing at the Hobby Center this week | Courtesy of the artist Lace up your dancing shoes for these must-see shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, January 17 through Sunday, January 23, 2022. This week, Houston stages are graced with the presence of legendary musicians, like Elton …

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Mortgage rates have hit a new high since the onset of Covid – What this means for borrowers – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Mortgage rates are on fire in 2022, up 30 basis points to 3.45% in the first two weeks of January alone – and the highest since March …

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Art Industry News: Smoking has a “sexy, ethereal ’80s revival” among the cool art crowd, apparently + other stories

Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, January 14. NEED TO READ Jailed arts worker returned to UK – Aras Amiri, a British Council worker arrested in March 2018 …

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A Scheherazade for our time

SHAHRZAD AND THE ANGRY KINGBy Nahid Kazemi Angry kings swarm literature. In “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, the oldest poem that has come down to us, the inhabitants of Uruk implore the gods to save them from the rapes and pillages of their ruler. In “One Thousand and One Nights”, Sultan …

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The 26th Iran Film Festival is watching the country today – WCP

Institutional failure is an important theme of 2022 Annual Film Festival of Iran. Now in its 26th year, the festival, co-presented by the National Museum of Asian Art and the AFI Silver Theater, returns to virtual and IRL audiences on January 14. This year’s multi-month event showcases films featuring various …

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The poetic humanism of Iranian cinema

Iranian screenwriter and director Asghar Farhadi won Iran’s first Oscar in 2012, and a decade later his last feature film, A herois now one of the main contenders for the title of best international film. Such recognition for Iranian films is neither new nor unusual, as the country has always …

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