Sally Rooney’s Israeli publisher will not boycott her

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Al-Araby

The Israeli publisher of Irish writer Sally Rooney said Sunday it would not stop selling her titles even after two bookshop chains took them off their shelves in protest of her criticism of Israel. The 30-year-old-author of three novels said last month that she could not partner with a Hebrew publisher that did not “publicly distance itself from apartheid and support the UN-stipulated rights of the Palestinian people“. That prompted a furious reaction in Israel, including by the Steimatzky chain, which has 130 branches. The company removed Rooney’s works from its connection, including the title a… Read More “Sally Rooney’s Israeli publisher will not boycott her”

Azerbaijani wrestler becomes champion

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Azer News

By Trend Azerbaijani wrestler Osman Nurmohammadov became the World champion at the competition in Belgrade, Trend reports citing Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation. Azerbaijani wrestler participating in the World Championship in Belgrade and joining in the fight with the 1/8 finals, having defeated an opponent from Moldova, advanced to the quarterfinals. Then he defeated the representative of Germany, and in the semifinals of the Iranian athlete. In the final, Nurmohammadov, having defeated the Russian wrestler, became the World champion, bringing the third gold medal to the piggy bank of the Aze… Read More “Azerbaijani wrestler becomes champion”

Brad Biggs: Let’s label the Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers game in Week 9 what it is — a must-win

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Chicago Tribune

Matt Nagy did his best early this week to sidestep the idea that Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is a must-win affair. He has talked about remaining in the present as a mantra for this season dating to the start of training camp, when he borrowed from what Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said. “When you focus on the past, that’s your ego,” Antetokounmpo said. “And when I focus on the future, it’s my pride. … And I like to focus in the moment, in the present. And that’s humility.” You don’t have to peer into the future to determine if this Chicago Bears season wil… Read More “Brad Biggs: Let’s label the Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers game in Week 9 what it is — a must-win”

Remote Work Has Made Hawaii’s Real Estate Market Tighten

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InsideHook

By Tobias Carroll Since the beginning of the pandemic, there’s been an increase in the number of jobs being done remotely. That, in turn, has led a number of people to venture across the country or around the World without the need to go into an office on a daily basis. Some of them might seek out smaller cities, scenic rural regions or spots where a larger place can be had for less money. For others, the aim might well be to live in somewhere tropical and idyllic — which might explain why demand for real estate in Hawaii is escalating dramatically. A new article by Michael Croley at The New Y… Read More “Remote Work Has Made Hawaii’s Real Estate Market Tighten”

5 ways artificial intelligence could shape our lives

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Relaxnews

Tech evangelists habitually brim with enthusiasm over artificial intelligence’s potential to transform our lives, and the crowds at this year’s Web Summit were no exception. Here are five uses for AI showcased at one of the World’s largest technology conferences, which returned to Lisbon this week after the 2020 edition was called off due to the pandemic. – Healthcare – When Iker Casillas learned of a start-up that uses AI to better detect irregular heart rhythms, he swiftly signed up as an investor. The Spanish football legend had suffered a heart attack in 2019, putting a brutal end to his c… Read More “5 ways artificial intelligence could shape our lives”

KNEWZ INVESTIGATION: Swipe Right For Swindle — did Barry Diller Steal Tinder In

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Knewz

By alang.consultant “I’ve not conducted my life in the service of smallness.” That’s what Barry Diller, ranked No. 278 on the Forbes list of the richest people in America — with an estimated worth of $6 billion — said in his own inimitable words about his business career that has included some of the highest-powered jobs in America: as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation and 20th Century Fox. It’s true: Diller has never done anything small. Lorded as the kingpin behind the scenes that made “Saturday Night Fever,” “Grease,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The S… Read More “KNEWZ INVESTIGATION: Swipe Right For Swindle — did Barry Diller Steal Tinder In”

Holding Global Baku Forum shows Azerbaijan’s authority – Russian expert

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Azer News

By Trend Holding such a significant event on a planetary scale as the VIII Global Baku Forum “The World after COVID-19” shows Azerbaijan’s authority, which formulates global meanings, creates conditions and provides a platform for their analysis and thoughts on where and how humanity will move further, Editor-in-Chief of the authoritative Russian National Defense magazine, well-known military expert Igor Korotchenko told Trend. “The fact that such a large-scale forum was held in Baku does not surprise me because we remember the initiatives of Azerbaijan in the UN, dedicated to the appeal to an… Read More “Holding Global Baku Forum shows Azerbaijan’s authority – Russian expert”

Uzbek IT companies to benefit from co-op with Russian Innopolis

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Azer News

By Trend The partnership between Uzbekistan and the special economic zone (SEZ) in Russia – “Innopolis” (in Tatarstan), in terms of development of technological entrepreneurship is a mutually beneficial cooperation for both parties, General Manager of the SEZ Renat Khalimov told Trend. “Startups and IT companies from both Russia and Uzbekistan will receive benefits such cooperation,” Khalimov said. “This partnership expands access to highly qualified personnel for both parties.” He added that the acceleration program for start-up projects will simplify entry into a new market and open up new o… Read More “Uzbek IT companies to benefit from co-op with Russian Innopolis”

Victory exhibition displays over 100 art pieces

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Azer News

By Laman Ismayilova Over 100 art pieces have been showcased at Baku Museum Center’s gallery as part of “Victory Exhibition”. The event was organized by the Culture Ministry, Baku Museum Center and Azerbaijan Artists’ Union, Trend Life reported. The exhibition features some of the best examples of decorative and applied arts created by prominent artists Salhab Mammadov, Siruz Mirzazade, Arif Huseynov, Odtekin Agababaev, Irina Eldarova, Inna Kostina, Eldar Babazade, Eldar Hajiyev, Orkhan Huseynov, Nazim Rahman, Natik Farajullazade, Rza Avshar, Nizadi Atayev, Hajimirza Farzaliyev, Asim Rasuloghlu… Read More “Victory exhibition displays over 100 art pieces”

Baby steps: SpaceX crew to fly home in diapers with capsule toilet broken

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New York Daily News

It’s problem No. 1 and No. 2 for this crew. A broken toilet will force four SpaceX astronauts to fly home in diapers. The crew of two Americans, one Frenchman and one Japanese man will depart Sunday. The toilet has been broken for months. Megan McArthur, one of the two NASA astronauts, called it “suboptimal.” “Spaceflight is full of lots of little challenges,” she said. “This is just one more that we’ll encounter and take care of in our mission. So we’re not too worried about it.” The crew’s SpaceX Dragon capsule is designed to stay in space for 210 days, and it’s already been there for 196 af… Read More “Baby steps: SpaceX crew to fly home in diapers with capsule toilet broken”