The Iran Project
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..” (5:67). Thus ‘Ali (a) was marked as the bearer of Wilayah [1] and Imamate, i.e. spiritual and political leadership over the Ummah based on the Divine revelation and possession of some special knowledge that gave him a possibility to comprehend Islam as the wholesome system in all its aspects. This choice was connected not with the monarchy principle as Islam denies monarchy and this is stated in the letters of the holy Prophet (s), and the Messenger of God (s) was given many other relatives who also laid claims to be the political leaders of the Muslim Ummah due to their blood relationship with the Prophet (s). But they were too far from being just as well as from having a deep comprehension of Islam. The choice in Ghadir Khum was stipulated by a special spiritual closeness of Ali (a) to the Prophet (s) and the sacred knowledge he gained from the Messenger of God (s), as well as with his being purified from all sins, his deepest insight into both exoteric and esoteric aspects of Islam and Tawhid, with his justice while ruling and judging people, as Shiism claims that only a just person who comprehends Islam in all its complicity can be a leader of a Muslim Ummah.
TYT YouTube
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Things arent looking great for cable TV. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "TheWorldwide Leader in Sports,” as ESPN brands itself, laid off scores of journalists and on-air talent on Wednesday, showing that even the most formidable media kingdom was vulnerable to the transformation upending the sports broadcasting industry as more and more people turn away from cable television. Among the prominent people let go were the former N.F.L. players Trent Dilfer and Danny Kanell, the former N.B.A. player Len Elmore, the former baseball general manager Jim Bowden and the longtime N.F.L. reporter Ed Werder. ESPN is by far the biggest and most powerful entity in the sports media industry, and it has felt the sting as viewers turn away from traditional ways of consuming live sports.
Sky News
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Labour's position is please don't mention Brexit, we don't have the beginnings of a clue of how to deal with it. They have laid out their view and now they have parked it and want to move on. Try to summarise that in ten words. It is impossible because it was just a jibber jabber of we will try to do.
TIME - Top Stories
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Deadline
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Sky News
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They have laid out their view and now they have parked it and... Try to summarise that in ten words. It is impossible because it was just a jibber jabber of we will try to do our best, please stop talking about it. Theresa May's completely disingenuous speech outside.
The Sun Daily
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Politico
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Ryan also told reporters that congressional Republicans have been in close contact with the White House. This is something we've been talking to them all along, he said. Republican leaders sought to present some sense of party unity with a joint statement from Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) that called Trump’s principlescritical guideposts,” but which otherwise provided little specific comment on what Trump laid out. Rank-and-file Republicans said they hoped for more input from the president and more than the document they saw Wednesday. “I want to give the president a chance to actually produce a bill,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told reporters. “I would prefer not to add to the deficit, but I’m going to wait and see what the legislative language looks like before I take a hard and fast position on any of this.
Sky News
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They have laid out their view and now they have parked it and... Try to summarise that in ten words. It is impossible because it is just a given juggler of we will do our best, try to stop talking about it
Auto Express
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Image 2 of 11 Image 2 of 11 Most will spot the vibrant new colours, however – particularly in the case of the Snapper Rocks Blue of our test car. It’s a similar (if not identical) hue to the launch colour of the BMW M2 , and gives the larger 4 Series a welcome dose of character. Step inside and again, you’ll need to stare long and hard not to miss the tweaks. The air vent surrounds and some of the centre console switches have a new chrome finish, while there’s extra black gloss trim on the dash and new leather choices. The optional Professional sat-nav system also features a fresher interface, with tile icons for the main menu that were first seen on the new 5 Series . Audi -style digital instruments are optional, too. It’s just as easy to use as before, and the rest of the interior is as logically laid-out and driver-focused as it’s always been.
Variety
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ESPN laid off 100 employees on Wednesday as part of a company-wide restructuring. The struggling cable sports network first announced the layoffs last month. We have long been about serving fans and innovating to create the best content for them. Today’s fans consume content in many different ways and we are in a continuous process of adapting... Read more »
The Guardian - Network Front
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The United manager might have laid off Guardiola but his own press conferences are never short of content and the latest had another bristling undercurrent now it has become clear his attempt to make public humiliation a recognised form of medicine has failed to coax Smalling and Jones back in time to face Manchester City. Continue reading...
Newsy
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Voice Of America
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" "If we're talking about American jobs, this is laying off people in these public-private partnerships," she told the National Catholic Reporter in February. Overseas, Church World Service has laid off almost all 600 staff members at its Resettlement Support Center Africa, which coordinates with the State Department under a separate part of the refugee process from U.S.-based affiliates: 484 in Kenya, 27 in South Africa, and 19 in Tanzania. "The decision to reduce our staff was a direct result of these executive orders, which sabotage our ability to offer vital services, support and counsel to families seeking to rebuild their lives in safety," CWS President and CEO Reverend John L. McCullough said in a statement in March. The contracts between the government and the nonprofit organizations — some of which have resettled refugees for decades — are based per capita on how many refugees are resettled by the agencies.
Bleacher Report
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Smokescreen season has the NFL and its fans wading through a thick film of darkness before the bright lights of draft night cut through and guide the way to shore. Those in charge of the buzz have laid it on thick over the past week or so before the start of the draft Thursday. All teams have draft boards set, meaning front offices have given the go-ahead nod to leak things here and there in an effort to get into position for their preferred targets. The result is chaos. During this stretch, it's best if mocks and opinions on prospects remain firm after months and months of hefty research. Make no mistaketrades and shockers will happen regardless. But this is silly season, where observers need many a grain of salt. Here's a look at an updated mock and a few notable bits of buzz to know. 2017 NFL Mock Draft Prospects Receiving the Most Buzz Reuben Foster , LB, Alabama Reuben Foster continues to receive all sorts of less-than-ideal buzz.
Politico
12 hours
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman welcomed the conference with jabs at his federal counterpart. “National Action Network, you have built a framework that is needed now more than ever, as all these Americans rise up and see the injustice and see it embodied in people like our so-called federal attorney general,” Schneiderman said, borrowing Trump’s much-criticized rhetorical attack on federal judges. Schneiderman later took a dig at Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent comments about a judge in Hawaii, saying, “I dont really think of an attorney general as someone who says the great state of Hawaii is just some island sitting out there in the Pacific.” Eric Holder, the former attorney general under President Barack Obama, laid out the argument before the crowd that Trump and Republicans have been “suppressing” the vote of Democrats, and in particular, people of color, and that those efforts need to be fought.
Deadline
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Politico
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But speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room, Mnuchin said the public has already learned enough about Trump’s finances. “The president has no intention” to release his tax returns along with his tax reform package, Mnuchin said Wednesday. “The president has released plenty of information and I think has given more financial disclosure than anybody else. I think the American population has plenty of information on his taxes.” Trump’s tax reform package, the broad strokes of which were laid out Wednesday by Mnuchin and Cohn, would dramatically alter how both individuals and businesses pay their taxes. Among other proposals, the plan would shrink the number of individual tax brackets from seven to three and lower the corporate tax rate. Taken together, Cohn said the package represents “one of the biggest tax cuts in the American history.
Daily Mail - USA
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Sports brand ESPN has started giving staffers their walking papers as anticipated layoffsexpected to see as many as 100 employees let go — began today.
Ars Technica
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SABC Digital News
13 hours
The tension between the coalition partners in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro has come to a head this morning when the deputy mayor and UDM leader in the city, Mongameli Bobani laid criminal charges against the city manager and a director in the metro. This is the latest development in a brewing conflict between Bobani and the mayor, Athol Trollip. Bobani accuses Trollip of sidelining him when important decisions are made. The tension between the two men has even led to talks with the national leaders of the parties. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The Star Online
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France 24
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In order to curb mass migration into Britain, she intends to pull Britain out of Europe's single market, while still pressing for access for British firms. But several EU leaders have warned Britain cannot "have its cake and eat it". Macron dedicated a chapter to Europe and its benefits in his election manifesto, and on Brexit, said he would defend the integrity of the single market. "All companies who have access to it must be subject to the same rules," he said. In a rare honour for a presidential candidate, Macron met May in London in February, where he promised "a fair execution of Brexit protecting French and European interests". But he told a rally of expatriate voters afterwards: "The best trade deal for Britain... is membership of the EU." - 'Macron as the enemy' - The Financial Times daily laid out several reasons why Macron as president "could make matters a good deal tougher for the British in Brexit talks".
Design Milk - Art
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German-born UK-based artist Heike Brachlow discovered glassblowing while she was in New Zealand and has made it a central part of her practice ever since. The collection shown at Casa degli Atellani was made from colorful cast glass forms fused together to create striking sculptures. The most moving part of the installation was part of a table laid out with objects that have informed and inspired the work of Italian design duo FormafantasmaMoulding Tradition was actually their graduate project from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009. It was a tribute to refugees lost and presumed killed at sea in an attempt to reach safer shores, created in the Sicilian ceramic tradition of Teste di Moro. Jim Shepherd's interlocking geometric wooden forms were handmade as part of his explorations of material, pattern, color and form. These and other pieces were nestled into the book shelves of the Milanese family home.