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Hot Pick: Taste of Iceland is a Nordic dream come true

Taste of Iceland: Arctic Char — Photo: Cindy La This year’s annual North American tour promoting the dynamic and volcanic Nordic island country kicks off in DC on the third weekend of March. Taste of Iceland offers four days of events highlighting cutting-edge aspects of contemporary Icelandic culture, most offered …

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County Lines: PCPA Presents Author Discussion Sunday at Guadalupe City Hall |

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY County sees 2 new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday On Friday, the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health reported two new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 662. Both people were between the ages of 50 and 69, …

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The US Constitution is not a “trash can”

Eli Mystal from The nationa leftist magazine, recently announcement to View that the U.S. Constitution is “kind of a garbage can”, adding: “It was written by slaveholders, settlers and white people who were willing to make deals with slaveholders and settlers. They didn’t ask anyone who resembles me what they …

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In ‘Burning Questions’, Margaret Atwood reflects on an astonishing range of topics | Culture & Leisure

“Burning Questions” is a clever title for Margaret Atwood’s new book of essays and occasional pieces. She reflects both the urgency of the issues that are dear to her – literature, feminism, the environment, human rights – and their combustibility, the risk that by writing about them she will burn …

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Poet and memoirist Mary Karr will lecture at Oregon State on April 13

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Mary Karr, award-winning poet and New York Times best-selling memoirist, will speak about alcoholism, recovery, and the art of memory April 13 as part of the Provost Lecture Series at the Oregon State University. Karr, Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University, is the author …

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Nissan Motor Announces Children’s Book Contest Winners

2022/03/04 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the winners of the 38th Nissan Children’s Story and Picture Book Grand Prize, organized by the Osaka International Institute of Children’s Literature. From the grand prize winning picture book“Mikan Kyodai no Tanken” (“The Mandarin Brothers Expedition”) Marina Yabuguchi won the …

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The Bookseller – Commentary – How YA Takes Center Stage

For over a decade now, young adult literature has been a major force in the publishing world. Typically targeting readers between the ages of 12 and 17 (although in 2012 a study showed that 55% of books aimed at young audiences were purchased by adults worth reading), YA fiction has …

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Kravis Center Names Lebow Award Winners

Sophia Madden, high school student from Royal Palm Beach. Photo courtesy of Mary Stucchi Celebrating its 12th year of honoring local high school students with Title 1 for excellence in Shakespearean performance, the Lebow Awards were presented on January 22, where participating students and teachers also attended Shakespeare’s Macbeth Night. …

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TASTE OF ICELAND FESTIVAL KICKS OFF NATIONAL TOUR IN WASHINGTON, DC MARCH 17-20

WASHINGTON, February 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inspired by Icelandannounced today A taste of Iceland 2022an annual celebration of Icelandic culture in North America. The first stage of the visit is washington d.c.from where March 17-20residents can travel to Iceland through a series of events inspired by and celebrating the best …

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JK: Vomedh celebrates International Mother Language Day in Srinagar | India is blooming

Srinagar: Vomedh, a social and cultural organization in Jammu and Kashmir, celebrated the “International Mother Language Day” on Monday with a varied and entertaining program at Tagore Hall in Srinagar. The event was attended by a large audience of people of all ages who wholeheartedly enjoyed the day-long cultural extravaganza. …

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Audible Founder Don Katz To Be 2022 Pen America Gala Honoree

Audible founder Don Katz has been shortlisted by PEN America as a Business Visionary Honoree for its 2022 Literary Gala for outstanding contributions to the world of literature and audio storytelling, the organization revealed in a statement. Press release. Katz, a prominent journalist and author himself, founded Audible in 1995. …

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Vocal Arts DC will present Elena Villalón in recital

On Tuesday, March 15, DC Voice Arts will present the soprano Elena Villalón in recital with the pianist Kathleen Kelly. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts‘ Terrace Theatre. The show will feature pieces by Hugo Wolf, Jean Sibelius, Edvard …

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Voice of the people: censorship is the right of parents

Censorship is the right of parents The recent removal of 16 books from Polk County school libraries in response to complaints from a political group that the books were “obscene” undermines parents’ right to have a say in their children’s education. The list of banned books includes highly regarded works …

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When is World Book Day 2022 and what is this year’s theme? – The Irish Sun

World Book Day 2022 celebrates all things literature and reading. The annual event, run by the charity Unesco, is largely aimed at children and aims to encourage their love of reading. 2 The event is designed to encourage children to read and develop their love of booksCredit: Getty Images – …

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Ashley Bryan, children’s author who told stories about black life in America, has died

Ashley Bryan, a prolific, award-winning children’s author and illustrator who has told stories of black life, culture, and folklore in acclaimed works such as “Freedom Over Me,” “Beautiful Blackbird,” and “Beat the Story- Drum, Pum-Pum,” died at age 98. The longtime Maine resident died peacefully Friday in Texas, where he …

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Meet the Ghanaian professor who was elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Professor Anthony Kwame Appiah Professor Anthony Kwame Appiah, a Ghanaian academic at New York University, has been elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Professor Kwame Appiah announced in a post on Twitter that he had received the Academy members’ vote to become President. He will hold …

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Woodrow Wilson Community Foundation awards $7,500 to 5 schools

Lakewood Elementary School. (Photo by Rasy Ran) the Woodrow Wilson Community Foundation provided grants to five local schools through its Feeder Impact Fund in honor of Gary Griffith. This year, $7,500 was distributed among six schools, all in the Woodrow Feeding Model: Mount Auburn Elementary, Woodrow, Mockingbird Elementary, Lakewood Elementary …

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Explore taiko drumming, earthquake preparedness and history as Salem Reads 2022 kicks off

Prior to World War II, Japanese farmers just outside of Salem grew the vast majority of Oregon’s celery. Their story is just one of those that will be explored during a month of Salem Reads activities based on Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being,” a novel about intersecting …

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Tales of the unexpected: the UK’s surprise news boom | Short stories

BBefore the pandemic, Deborah Yewande Bankole followed what she describes as a “regular diet of news”. She enjoyed researching up-and-coming writers and admired the work of Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Julia Armfield and Danielle Evans, but hadn’t considered writing one. So during lockdown, when she quit her job as a creative …

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53rd Cairo International Book Fair opens with Greece as guest of honor

“All events will put safety first, while maintaining social distancing and following precautionary measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.” Haitham al-Hag Ali President of the Cairo International Book Fair and Head of the Egyptian General Book Authority Since the start of the pandemic, Egypt has recorded over 400,000 Covid-19 …

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Veteran Gamaka Vocalist HR Keshavamurthy Honored With Padma Shri

Shivamogga (Karnataka): HR Keshavamurthy, a renowned singer from Gamaka, was awarded the Padma Shri award. This art must be promoted by the government. I have been playing Gamaka for six decades. To pass this on to the next generation, we need funds, he said. Even now, he gives up to …

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Masud Rana continues to be a pop culture phenomenon

Mon Jan 24 2022 12:00 AM Last updated on: Mon Jan 24 2022 12:00 AM Qazi Anwar Husain, Photo: Collected “> Qazi Anwar Husain, Photo: Collected Prominent writer and author of the popular spy thriller series “Masud Rana”, Qazi Anwar Husain, died on January 19 after battling prostate cancer. He …

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Works by award-winning artists presented – Journal

– White Star ISLAMABAD: The mixed-media works of 14 young national award winners were on display in an exhibition called The Winners, which opened at Gallery 6 on Friday. Giving details of the works, exhibition curator Dr. Faisel Arjumand said Kiran Saleem won a top prize in 2015. His paintings …

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Accomplished Tenor to Give Recital at UB – UB Now: News and Views for UB Faculty and Staff

By PHILIP E. REHARD Tenor Miles Mykkanen, winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, will perform at UB on February 4 in the fifth concert of this season’s Slee Visiting Artist series. The concert, which will feature UB faculty member and pianist Eric Huebner, will take place at …

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RVS Bookworms Begin Preparing for Battle of the Books This Spring

COVID-19 may continue to delay school events and activities, but Rocky View Schools Division (RVS) students are always busy preparing for an epic battle of new knowledge. COVID-19 may continue to delay public events and school activities, but Rocky View Schools Division (RVS) students are still busy preparing for an …

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Remembrance of the Tamil poet saint Tiruvalluvar

On Tiruvalluvar Day on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi and Chief Minister MK Stalin paid rich tributes to Tiruvalluvar, author of the Tamil classic and didactic literature, “Tirukkural”. ‘Tiruvalluvar Day’, observed on the second day of the ‘Thai’ Tamil month by the state government and …

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Theaters and Shows: Comedy Pearl Cleage opens on the Hartford Stage | Free time

Note to readers: The rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases has resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many events. Before attending an event in person, call ahead or check the venue’s website or Facebook page to see if it will still be taking place. HARTFORD — Pearl …

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US Mint Begins Shipping Quarters in Honor of Writer and St. Louis native Maya Angelou | Books

Image of the Maya Angelou district FILE – In this file photo from November 21, 2008, poet Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington. On Monday, January 10, 2022, the United States Mint announced that it had begun shipping quarters bearing the effigy of poet Maya Angelou, the first …

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The author receives the “Woman of the Year” award

[ad_1] SHILLONG, January 9: Renowned author Minimon Laloo received the “Woman of the Year 2021” award from the House of Letters (India), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, in recognition of the work and contributions to society and personal life achievements in literature, education, art, culture et al.Besides writing Khasi books, she also wrote …

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modern Irish music told in Legacies

[ad_1] LyricFM, 7 p.m. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the New York Metropolitan Opera, performing Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M Blow’s moving memoir Fire shut up in my bones. This way RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, 8 p.m. Weekly, internationally-broadcast LGBT * radio program produced in …

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Bartlesville Library Creative Writing Contest Accepting Entries

[ad_1] Registration is open for the 30th Annual Creative Writing Competition hosted by community members and the Bartlesville Public Library. Organized by Bartlesville Friends of the Library, a community group that raises funds and runs programs for the library, this year’s competition features a new grand prize for poetry – …

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The music, the meter and the mystery of the sonnets

[ad_1] I am inclined to believe that if Shakespeare had lived today and written only his sonnets and not a single play, their excellence alone would have earned him not one but two or three Nobel Prizes in Literature. Poets like Browning and Wordsworth have openly declared their admiration for …

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Why author Zibby Owens wants you to visit 22 bookstores in 2022

[ad_1] Zibby Books 22 in 22 campaign encourages people to visit 22 bookstores in 2022 and offers prizes … [+] to do it. The campaign is the brainchild of author and podcaster Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Zibby Owens. Zibby Books Author and Moms don’t have time to read …

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Opinion: Fewer and fewer children read for fun. They lose more than good stories

[ad_1] It was Harry Potter – or, in fact, his girlfriend Hermione Granger – that got my 6 year old granddaughter excited about learning to read. She was reasonably interested in reading before that, although distance learning for most of her kindergarten year meant she and all the other first …

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How American writer Joan Didion wrote a bestseller at 70 after losing her husband

[ad_1] Jeanne Didion By Nehru Odeh Only a few writers have seen their literary careers cut in stone at an advanced age, such as American bestselling writer Joan Didion, who died Thursday, December 23, 2021 of complications from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 87. Although she had some success …

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Student-Run Literary Magazine SUNY Oswego Gets National Recognition, Makes Global Connections – Oswego County Today

[ad_1] SUNY Oswego faculty member Soma Mei Sheng Frazier works with students in her Creative Writing Class 313, which is part of the Subnivean Literary Magazine Project which won a 2021 National Award nomination. OSWEGO – Newly nominated for a 2021 Firecracker Award for Best Debut Magazine, SUNY Oswego’s student …

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Hikaru Nakamura wins fourth consecutive speed chess championship

[ad_1] A more than convincing victory After showing his superiority in classic chess in the world championship match, Magnus Carlsen will look for the triple crown at the quick and blitz world championships which are expected to begin in less than a week in Warsaw. Norwegian will be the favorite …

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Nakamura defeats Ding in Armageddon, will face So in CSC final

[ad_1] On the way to a fourth title Hikaru Nakamura no longer appears as an active player in the latest list of FIDE ratings. The American, a five-time champion of the United States who won the Tata Steel Masters and played in the Candidates Tournament, mainly focused on online chess …

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High rankings for local libraries; The Jewish Cleveland Book Festival, Chapter Two, begins January 5: Press Run

[ad_1] CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – High ranking for Heights Libraries: Heights Libraries again received the highest possible rating in Library Journal‘s Public Library Service Index. This means that it received a five-star rating, an annual rating that is only given to the best American libraries. The just released Star Library …

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Elfrida von Nardroff, 96, dies; Earned a lot of money on a fixed quiz

[ad_1] After two years of substandard work at Duke University, Ms von Nardroff was suspended for a semester. She described herself in This Week as having been a “rebellious, raccoon skin and champagne rebel of the 1920s”. She studied diligently after being reinstated, majoring in English, and graduated in 1947. …

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Sexiest Male Writer of 2021

[ad_1] Views of the publication: 91 Iliyan Kuzmanov has been officially appointed FilmDaily’s the world’s sexiest writer for 2021, beating hundreds of other novelists around the world. It serves as a feather in the hat of a wonderful year for the Bulgarian author, activist, journalist and traveler. The other nine …

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Group blames illiteracy on education deprivation – Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

[ad_1] Support students and educators with N1.7million A group under the auspices of Tongston Holdings blamed the rising illiteracy rate in northern Nigeria on deprivation of education. The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the group, Ing. Bello Mohammed Tongo said this yesterday in Gombe State when presenting …

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Feminist novelist writes about Spain’s marginalized

[ad_1] Born: May 7, 1960 Passed away: November 27, 2021 Almudena Grandes, award-winning Spanish writer and ardent feminist who rose to fame with an erotic novel about a woman rebelling against social norms, died on November 27 at her home in Madrid. She was 61 years old. She had been …

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Nobel Prizes awarded at local ceremonies reduced in pandemic

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) – The 2021 Nobel Laureates will start receiving their awards on Monday at small-scale local ceremonies suited to times of a pandemic. For a second year, the coronavirus scuttled the traditional formal banquet in Stockholm attended by the winners of the chemistry, physics, medicine, literature and economics …

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Saudi Translation Forum Welcomes Top Experts to Riyadh to Discuss Future of Translation Industry

[ad_1] Experts explored the role of translation in bringing cultures together and discussed new tools and techniques in the fields of literary translation, news translation, political translation and linguistic interpretation. The forum hosted the Kingdom’s first audiovisual translation challenge for students, hobbyists and professionals in the field of translation. RIYAD …

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December 3. Timeline of major Kazinform events

[ad_1] NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Kazinform Timeline is the one-stop-shop where you can learn about the historical events of December 3rd. Find out what notable events occurred throughout Kazakhstan’s history on December 3. APPOINTMENT International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a United Nations-sanctioned day that is celebrated on December …

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Lancaster woman wins national environmental literature competition

[ad_1] Fellows Leonie Charlton, Nicole Carter, Anna Fleming, JR Carpenter, Jane Burn and Rose Proudfoot. Photo by Henry Iddon Photography + Film + Words The Future Places Environmental Essay and Poetry Prize is a partnership between the Future Places Center at Lancaster University, Eden North, the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival, …

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film by a German rebel wins the Black Nights Festival | Culture

[ad_1] Thomas Brasch, who lived from 1945 to 2001, was a rebel in his life and work, handed over to the East German secret police Stas by his own father, when he staged protests in Berlin after the Prague Spring. The film is a tribute to this eternally restless soul, …

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National Book Awards of Scotland: Ely Percy’s coming-of-age novel Duck Feet named Scottish Book of the Year

[ad_1] Ely Percy’s novel Duck Feet was named Scottish Book of the Year. Duck Feet from Ely Percy, who had to relearn to read and write after suffering a brain injury at the age of 14, has been named the overall winner of Scotland’s National Book Awards. Located in Percy’s …

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‘Russian Seasons’ cultural project arrives in Seoul

[ad_1] The “Russian Seasons”, a cultural project that links Russia with other countries, is in South Korea this year. This follows the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations last year and the designation of 2020 and 2021 as special years of cultural exchange. “Cultural exchanges further promote the …

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Announcement of the winners of the USM Graduate School three-minute thesis competition

[ad_1] Mon 11/22/2021 – 3:27 PM | By: David Tisdale The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Graduate School hosted its eighth annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) from November 3-4 in a hybrid format, with participants making presentations online and in person. Nearly 40 students, including four online students who participated …

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What I’m reading: David Lowe, author on climate change

[ad_1] She is a killer by Kirsten McDougal This novel by New Zealand writer Kirsten McDougal takes the reader into a dystopian world damaged by climate change and in the near future Aotearoa invaded by wealthy immigrants, the “Wealthugees”. Alice fights for existence struggling with sky-high prices, a mundane job, …

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Jason Mott and Tiya Miles win National Book Awards – Sentinel and Enterprise

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) – Jason Mott’s “Hell of a Book”, a surreal meta-narrative about an author’s promotional tour and his haunted past and present, won the National Book Award for fiction – a twist that Mott had not imagined for himself. “Hell of a Book” is a satirical version …

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Announcement of the 2021 National Book Awards winners

[ad_1] Jason Mott won the Fiction Award for his novel “Hell of a Book” at the 2021 Virtual National Book Awards on Wednesday night, held at the offices of Penguin Random House. “The hell of a book” opens with the story of a black author traveling the country to promote …

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BREAKING: ARTES MUNDI partners with BAGRI FOUNDATION to present the 10th and 11th editions of the UK’s biggest international art prize + exhibition

[ad_1] Installation view: Artes Mundi 9 (2021). Foreground: Firelei Báez; background: Prabhakar Pachpute at Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd – National Museum Cardiff. Photography: Stuart Whipps. It has been announced that the Bagri Foundation will be the presenting partner of Artes Mundi 10 (2023) and Artes Mundi 11 (2025). This collaboration will …

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Egyptian editions help Arab writers reach new readers

[ad_1] Tanmia began publishing books by foreign authors to Egypt in 2016, he said, “after realizing readers’ thirst for Arab works which have won major literary prizes.” Lotfy began in this regard with the novel “Destinies: Holocaust and Nakba ConcertoBy Palestinian writer Rabai Al-Madhoun after winning the International Prize for …

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Raise a drink at the Mennonite Cocktail Book

[ad_1] You might think that a book on Mennonite cocktails would be as thin as a volume titled Tasteful decorating tips from Donald Trump, but Toronto writer and blogger SL Klassen proves that this assumption is false with Menno-Nightcaps: cocktails inspired by this strange ethno-religious group that you always confuse …

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Memory celebrates the life of Ritu Nanda

[ad_1] The memoir of Raj Kapoor’s daughter, Ritu Nanda, takes a closer look at her life and the various roles she has played, including that of insurance advisor and creator of the popular Niky Tasha line of kitchenettes. Written by Sathya Saran, “Being Ritu: The Unforgettable Story of Ritu Nanda” …

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Czech morning brief: headlines from October 25, 2021

[ad_1] Politics: The Senate could discuss the president’s health on November 9 The Czech Senate is considering November 9 as a possible date for an extraordinary session on the state of health of hospitalized President MiloÅ¡ Zeman, said Senate President MiloÅ¡ Vystrčil (ODS). The Senate session would focus on Zeman’s …

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Mirror Project – SupChina

[ad_1] Mirror Project – SupChina Skip to content Find a company based in China Find a company based in ChinaJD technologyEvergrande GroupGanfeng LithiumShenghe Resources HoldingNorth China Rare Earth GroupBaotou Iron and SteelGemLens technologyKanzhunKuaishouMissFreshXuanji technologyVolitationHuimingjieAEEEHangThree Gorges Society of ChinaChina across the oceanHoneycombXAGCMSGDUFoiaSYS SkyTIMAutel roboticsChina Aviation Industry CompanyChinese Academy of Aerospace AerodynamicsEngines …

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AURA Istanbul conferences Saturday: Juhani Pallasmaa & Hüseyin Yanar “Art in Architecture”

[ad_1] AURA Istanbul conferences Saturday: Juhani Pallasmaa & Hüseyin Yanar “Art in Architecture” Designed by Cem Günübek To share To share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/970523/aura-istanbul-saturday-conferences-juhani-pallasmaa-and-huseyin-yanar-art-in-architecture The opening conference of the “AURA on Saturdays” series in the fall semester 2021 will welcome architect, professor emeritus, writer Juhani Pallasmaa …

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Some surprises at the 2021 Nobel Prizes

[ad_1] Maria Ressa is the first Filipina to win the Nobel Prize. Photo – Eloisa Lopez / Reuters It is not surprising that the only woman awarded is María Ressa, one of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates. By Melba Castillo A. (Confidential) HAVANA TIMES – Every year it is interesting …

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2021 Nobel Laureates: Complete List

[ad_1] Each October, committees in Sweden and Norway award six Nobel Prizes, each recognizing a revolutionary contribution from an individual or organization in a specific field. Prizes are awarded for physiology or medicine, physics, chemistry, economics, literature and peace work. The winners receive a diploma and a medal, and each …

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Abdulrazak Gurnah receives the Nobel Prize for Literature

[ad_1] STOCKHOLM (AP) – UK-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose work explores the profound impact of migration on uprooted people and the places they settle, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said the reward was in recognition of Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the …

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“He wrote to change the world for the better”

[ad_1] Serajul Islam Choudhury says about Abul Mansur Ahmad Staff Correspondent Sun Oct 3, 2021 12:00 AM The winners of the essay competition on eminent writer-historian Abul Mansur Ahmad as well as dignitaries at the Daily Star Center in the capital yesterday. At the event, organized by Abul Mansur Ahmad …

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UT Southwestern Diabetes Expert Recommends Paradigm Shift in Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes to Focus on Weight Loss: Newsroom

[ad_1] DALLAS – September 30, 2021 – An international panel of experts from four renowned diabetes research centers, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, reviewed the current literature and recommends a critical change in the treatment of type 2 diabetes to ensure focus first on obesity and second blood sugar control. …

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