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Getting offended is fast becoming an extreme, humorless sport in India. Recently, a member of this always offended fringe filed a complaint against a novel which won the International Booker Prize a few months ago. The Uttar Pradesh resident has addressed cops claiming he detected ‘objectionable’ comments about Hindu deities in Geetanjali Shree’s Ret Samadhi. …

Located 30 miles offshore, Frying Pan Tower is owned and operated as a non-profit organization, nearly two decades after it was decommissioned by the US Coast Guard. (Courtesy picture) SOUTHPORT — An American landmark off the coast of Brunswick County is attracting attention and a donation from a global e-commerce company. Amazon recently invested $25,000 …

BBC chiefs have blocked plans to bring back Bob Fleming’s cough from The Fast Show… over fears his affliction could offend Covid sufferers By Chris Hastings Arts Correspondent for the Sunday Mail Published: 8:06 p.m. EDT, July 30, 2022 | Updated: 8:09 p.m. EDT, July 30, 2022 Unhappy, cough-prone broadcaster Bob Fleming was one of …

Five years ago, Michelle May launched Seva Foods, a line of healthy, plant-based snacks that have sold well. But they might have sold even better if she had a way to directly market her freeze-dried ice cream and coconut jerky to fellow vegans. When she couldn’t find a regular local vegan market or fair, she …

Worldwide Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD – Get Rating) had its price target lowered by BMO Capital Markets from $57.00 to $52.00 in a research report released Friday to clients and investors, reports The Fly. BMO Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential downside of 52.97% from the company’s current price. A number of other brokerages have also …

It took me over a year to find the time to devote myself to a careful reading of Sherrill Grace’s biography on Timothy Findley (2020). The experience promised to be rich and instructive. And it was! At over 500 pages, “Tiff: A Life of Timothy Findley” is a gigantic undertaking. Interestingly, Grace, who had a …

This is the time of year when many anglers start having trouble catching fish. Summer is upon us and there is enough food in our lakes to keep most fish happy. In fact, there is more food in our water systems right now than at any other time of the year. Predatory fish can gorge …

Werner Herzog gently rebukes me. “Don’t try to dissect it now, stick with the sentence as it is,” the towering German filmmaker instructed me via Zoom. We are talking about his first novel The twilight worlda fascinating account of how a Japanese soldier stationed on a remote island in the Philippines continued to fight for …

Band Mathieu Rosemain PARIS, July 27 (Reuters) – Vivendi’s main investor, billionaire Vincent Bolloré, is considering the sale of the Editis group’s publishing unit to avoid antitrust obstacles as he seeks to buy the French media group Lagardère LAGA.PA. The Vivendi-Lagardère combination, under review by European Union antitrust authorities, would create a new publishing giant …

Stingrays are a popular attraction in Honeymoon Harbor. These creatures are native to the Caribbean, but they are also found in many other parts of the world. They have flat bodies and sharp barbs on their tails to defend themselves against predators. Stingrays swim by undulating their flexible cartilaginous skeleton. They are also known to …

In September 2015, when an Oakland Police Department officer in the United States took his own life, his death note would blow the lid off a sex abuse scandal involving several police officers and a female worker. Richmond-based sex worker who had been underage for some time during these encounters. Later investigations would find more …

Comment this story Comment The 27 national leaders of the European Union like to boast of the solidarity that unites their countries. Even words signal fate. “Union” comes via the French from the Latin unus for “one” and solidarity from solidus for “firm, whole and undivided”. Like a good marriage, the bloc wants to be …

How much a typical consumer pays to borrow small amounts of money — and whether that person is likely to be able to repay that loan within the specified time frame — differs significantly from state to state. This variation largely results from whether or not state regulations limit the costs of small loans and …

By Nick Thompson and Forrest Brown, CNN First off, despite some truly terrifying survival stories, you’re extremely unlikely to be fighting a shark anytime soon. But sharks sometimes attack humans. Florida teenager Addison Bethea was seriously injured recently when a shark attacked her in the waters off Keaton Beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. And while …

Jeffrey D. Boldt spent 24 years working as an administrative law judge for Wisconsin. Upon retirement, Boldt switched gears and now he’s a novelist. His first book blue lake was released earlier this year. Set in Wisconsin, the story folds into environmental issues and pressures to deviate from the rule of law. Boldt’s interest in …

PARIS, July 25 (Reuters) – Privately held French fashion house Leonard, known for its stylized orchid prints, is being sold to longtime partner in Asia, Japanese firm Sankyo Seiko, the company announced on Monday. The move marks the end of family ownership of the luxury brand, founded in 1958, and symbolizes the struggle of smaller …

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC – Get Rating) and United Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBOH – Get Rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which business is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, and analyst recommendations. Volatility and risk Westamerica Bancorporation has a beta of 0.59, indicating its stock …

For the latest craze that’s keeping yacht owners on the edge of their helm seats, consider a trick that even world-renowned illusionist David Copperfield would find difficult: instantly transporting a superyacht 1,000 feet under the sea, allowing guests to experience the twilight zone of the ocean without ever leaving the main salon. This scenic experience, …

Fitzgerald is known for his seminal Jazz Age work “The Great Gatsby”, while Faulkner is best known for Southern Goths as “As I Lay Dying”. Fitzgerald racked up writing credits in the late ’30s, including “Three Comrades” and “Winter Carnival,” but didn’t make a big splash in Hollywood. Faulkner, on the other hand, had a …

Parallel Advisors LLC reduced its position in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSBF – Get Rating) by 19.4% during the 1st quarter, reports HoldingsChannel.com. The institutional investor held 4,038 shares in the savings and loan company after selling 972 shares during the period. Parallel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Waterstone Financial were worth $78,000 when it last …

Gap Author: Fiona Snyckers ISBN-13: 978-1787703742 Editor: European editions Guide price: £12.99 Having already won the South African Literary Award for Best Novel in Snyckers’ homeland, Lacuna is releasing in Ireland now to a wave of rave reviews. Previously, the author has written several young adult novels and a thriller, but this time Snyckers has …

Comment this story Comment In conventional literary travelogues of Westerners moving East – to India, China or Arabia, for example – there is a tendency towards a serious uplifting, redemption and deepening of the soul of the expatriate by travel. Eat, pray, love, etc. Lawrence Osborne’s novels ask the opposite question. What if it was …

PARIS, July 21 (Reuters) – French economic growth will slow sharply next year in the face of rising geopolitical risks, postponing the improvement in the public sector budget deficit, the Ministry of Finance announced on Thursday. Updating its long-term forecast, the ministry said growth in the eurozone’s second-largest economy is now expected to slow from …

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Theme: Loop. Word limit: 100 words. First prize: publication on our website, a copy of “Every Version of You” by Grace Chan and a copy of issue 3 of Aniko magazine. Finalist: publication on our website, plus a copy of issue 3 of Aniko magazine. How to enter Email your application to [email protected] with the …

Foreign Author Diana Gabaldon has been writing her love series about time travel for over 30 years. And over the course of her career, she has developed a unique writing routine. From his lack of planning to his non-linear style, Gabaldon has his own special method for writing bestselling novels. Diana Gabaldon | Michael Kovac/Getty …

Mercantile Bank Corp (MBWM) said ahead of Tuesday’s open that it earned $0.74 per share in the second quarter of 2022. On the revenue line, the company reported $42.1 million, missing estimates of $663,000. In the same quarter a year ago, the company earned $1.12 per share on revenue of $45.4 million. The stock is …

Kolkata: India’s first undersea tunnel, built 33 meters below the Hooghly River, is expected to be fully functional by next year i.e. 2023. To include the twin tunnels, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has extended its East-West Corridor, which crosses the Hooghly River for approximately 500 meters. The East-West metro section will be India’s first …

HBO Max has tweeted a new teaser featurette Dragon Housethe game of thrones prequel coming this fall. With a new creative team in place to carve out the story with direct involvement from George RR Martin, there’s a lot of pressure ahead of the premiere, as matching the accomplishments of the show’s parent series will …

I suggested this fact five months ago, but it was confirmed by the author himself that M.Night Shyamalanis to come knock on the booth is a direct adaptation of Paul Tremblayit is “The hut at the end of the world”. Although they don’t explain why, CNBC says that after all that waiting, deals, and deals, …

Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH – Get Rating) is expected to release earnings data ahead of market open Monday, July 25. Analysts expect Bank of Hawaii to post earnings of $1.38 per share for the quarter. Parties wishing to listen to the company’s conference call may do so using this link. Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH – …

The upcoming new season of ArtPower from the University of California, San Diego offers a musical journey across the country, the world, and even under the ocean. “Bringing the world to San Diego is one of my favorite things,” said Jordan Peimer, executive director of ArtPower since 2014. “I love showcasing different styles of American …

Bengaluru: “He sacrifices science for sensationalism, and his work is riddled with errors,” behavioral neuroscientist Darshana Narayanan writes in Ongoing casesin a new review of the work of acclaimed author Yuval Noah Harari. Harari, 46, is the best-selling author Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011), its sequel, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow …

The saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” perfectly suits the case of writers who can put the words in the best possible way. However, like most things in life, writing also requires a lot of physical and mental energy. A writer’s job is not so easy because a reader’s ability to understand a …

Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM – Get Rating) and Bank First (NASDAQ:BFC – Get Rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which business is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, and analyst recommendations. Risk and Volatility Dime Community Bancshares has a beta of 1.04, indicating …

Image: Penguin Press Would it be a coincidence that Ottessa Moshfegh’s brazenly obnoxious new novel, Lapvone, came out on the first day of summer this year? I can’t imagine it is. The timing works in deadpan harmony with the book’s content, a seemingly medieval story that marries bloody fairytale vibes with contemporary cynicism about a …

The skies over Antarctica have recently turned a spectacular pink color, likely due to aerosols released into the atmosphere by an undersea volcano eruption since the start of the year. “Believe it or not, I haven’t altered those colors either, they’re pretty much as we saw them,” Shaw said, according to The Guardian. “It’s incredible.” …

Program Saturday, November 12, 20227 p.m. Concert Health and security Additional policies and procedures are in place to ensure the health and safety of our community. Please review our health and safety guidelines to prepare for your visit. Learn more In this concert, masterpieces of modern poets Parveen Shakir and Amrita Pritam will be sung …

(KFVS) – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have introduced a bill to create the French Colonial Prairie du Rocher National Historical Park. This park would include sites at Prairie du Rocher, Kaskaskia and Fort de Chartres. “Illinois has a rich and storied history that I hope residents and visitors alike can …

Customers Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:CUBI – Get Rating) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their second-quarter 2022 EPS estimates for Customers Bancorp in a research note released to investors on Monday, July 11. Jefferies Financial Group analyst C. Haire now expects the bank to post earnings of $2.00 per share for the quarter, up …

Bhagat Singh was a voracious reader of books ranging from political economy to literature. Although Victor Hugo was a world famous classic writer of the 19th century, he is best known for his novel Wretched. Hugo, who lived a rich and tumultuous life of 83 years, is considered one of the most respected writers not …

CLINTON — There are artists and creatives who often work under the radar in small town America. Richard Snelson is one of those people, and he’s here at Clinton. Snelson is a novelist whose book “Little Minnow” recently came out. The book follows Sara Randolph, an Iraq War veteran, as she returns home to a …

(CNN) — If you don’t already own a wok or aren’t planning on buying one, chances are you will after talking to Grace Young. But like the thousands of people who have attended his wok demonstrations or read his award-winning books over the past two decades, you won’t regret it. This year, the acclaimed food …

Comerica Incorporated found using the ticker (CMA) now have 19 analysts covering the stock. Analyst consensus points to a buy rating. The range between the high target price and the low target price is between 117 and 77, with the middle target price at 94.43. With the stock’s previous close at 74.22, this now indicates …

NEW | FEATURES | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 07/12/2022 (MIDDLETOWN, NJ) — Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m., Monmouth University Professor Ken Womack will trace the story of George Martin’s production of the Abbey Road medley, the brilliant symphonic suite that ended the Beatles’ career. He will do this through a multimedia and interactive …

Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said teaching children “inherently divisive concepts” in school is teaching young people to judge others. “We shouldn’t play favored bingo with kids, we shouldn’t teach kids that they have to judge each other and that one group is privileged and another group is necessarily going to have trouble in the …

CHICAGO — Margo Jefferson, who worked for half a century as one of America’s most fearsome and quiet critics, watched the city unwind from the back seat of an SUV. We moved slowly through traffic, maneuvering from the Loop to Wicker Park. She doesn’t come here often anymore. She grew up in Hyde Park and …

Quick links Tips To Remember When Tropical Snorkeling What to Avoid When Snorkeling in a Tropical Region Snorkeling is an adventure for all water-loving travelers, especially those visiting tropical locations. While some places in the Caribbean offer full snorkeling excursions, there are many other places where visitors are free to snorkel on their own, with …

“The Lies I Tell” by Julie Clark (Landmark Sourcebooks) Free up your schedule to read “The Lies I Tell” because this book is almost impossible to put down from the first page. It begins from the perspective of Kat Roberts, a dissatisfied journalist who waited 10 years to expose the many scams of Meg Williams, …

Aleteia editors recommend books containing contemporary and classic epic stories, little-known heroic sagas of WWII, anthropobiology, Irish humor, and more. Zoe Romanowski Two books to suggest – one I just finished and one I’m about to read, both for an online book club. River of the Gods by Candace Millard is a new non-fiction tale …

A mother whose daughter was flying unaccompanied from Tennessee to Miami was told by American Airlines that she was missing after being allowed off the plane. MailOnline and the New York Post reported that Monica Gilliam had paid an extra $150 for a chaperone to escort her 12-year-old daughter to Miami airport, but was told …

Jhe World Food Travel Association (WFTA) has certified Bonaire as Culinary Capital. Through this program, the WFTA, a non-profit organization recognized as the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, rates destinations based on their scores on five culinary criteria: culture, strategy, promotion, community and sustainability. The program was launched to give foodies the …

The great-niece of Boris Pasternak – the author of Dr Zhivago – is suing US novelist Lara Prescott for £2million, claiming she stole substantial parts of the book she wrote about her epic novel uncle, heard a court today. Anna Pasternak claims that her book, Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor …

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This post has been read 2323 times! KUWAIT CITY, July 7: Credit extended by the Kuwaiti banking sector continued to grow during the month of May, bringing all types of loans extended to all economic sectors to around 2.5 billion dinars over the past five first months of 2022 reaching …

JThere are few places in the world where you’ll find mermaid statues on street corners, a Lyndon B. Johnson history museum, and a crystal clear river that runs through the heart of a city. If you find all three, you’ve probably stumbled across the mystical town of San Marcos, Texas. Nestled in the Texas Hill …

Happy birthday, Sylvester Stallone! The action hero turns 76 on July 6, 2022, and what better way to celebrate than to learn more about the Hollywood star’s incredible life and career. You know him as Rocky Balboa, Rambo and Barney Ross, but what do you really know about Sly the Man? Here are 10 facts …

As children, when the bell rang at 3 a.m. on the last day of school, we all longed for summer freedom. That freedom included reading what you wanted, when you wanted. I would say that as adults, “summer reading” should always conjure up images of long days of reading in your favorite spot, whether that …

Main advantages Prosper offers several features that might appeal to personal loan borrowers, and to name a few: Wide range of loan amounts: Prosper offers personal loans ranging in amount from $2,000 to $40,000. While the upper limit of $40,000 isn’t exactly the highest in the industry, it’s enough for most borrowers. And at the …

The best of the literary Internet, every day TODAY: In 1905, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Land of OzFollowing The Wonderful Wizard of Ozis published. “When we compare them, we often overlook a simple fact: that we need both.” Marianne Eloise is looking for Joan Didion and Eve Babitz in literary Los Angeles. | Illuminated …

It was 1796 when a group of soldiers decided it would be fun to go bird hunting. Local villagers stumbled across this scene and they didn’t like it. This is how the petition began to protect the birds from hunting and poaching. And so was born the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, the very first bird sanctuary …

As stated in our review article, New Left Review is one of the few socialist newspapers that shares a vision similar to International socialism on the conflict in Ukraine. This is reflected in its excellent double issue, which contains articles on the war by Susan Watkins, Tony Wood and Volodymyr Ishchenko, all of which are …

Hong Kong novelist and screenwriter Ni Kuang, who has written some 300 screenplays including The one-armed swordsman and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, is dead. According to local media, he died on Sunday at the age of 87. Tenky Tin Kai-man, actor and spokesperson for the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, confirmed Nor goes to …

Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH – Get Rating) – Equity research analysts DA Davidson raised their FY2022 EPS estimates for Bank of Hawaii in a report released Thursday, June 30. DA Davidson analyst J. Rulis now expects the bank to earn $5.60 per share for the year, up from his previous forecast of $5.50. The …

For the majority of the world, summer is the best time to travel. While excitement is good at this time of year, it also comes with some challenges. Rising airfares and high hotel prices are among them, but the heat is the most obvious challenge for many. Although it may not seem like a big …

AFTER focusing on stories and characters from the UK, historical fiction writer Karen Turner turns her attention to the Victorian gold fields. Having built a career as a financial writer, Turner published her first novel Torn up in 2013, the first of a love trilogy followed by Inviolate in 2014, and storm bird 2019, all …

A NEW PRESIDENT SEATS President Bongbong Marcos Jr. is sworn in as President before Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo on June 30, 2022 Just one day before the inauguration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (PBBM), I moderated a discussion organized by the Embassies of France and the Czech Republic at the Alliance française de …

BayCom Corp (NASDAQ:BCML – Get Rating) – Research analysts DA Davidson raised their fiscal 2022 EPS estimates for BayCom shares in a note to investors Thursday, June 30. DA Davidson analyst G. Tenner now expects the company to earn $2.47 per share for the year, up from his previous forecast of $2.25. The consensus estimate …

After February 24, 2022, when the Russian military attacked Ukraine, the grim image of Russia in Ukrainian mass media discourse took the form of “Absolute Evil” (Russia is “Mordor ” and the Russians are “orcs”). Any manifestation of this evil was considered poisonous and disastrous for Ukraine and the entire civilized world. In this situation, …