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AN Iranian film-maker who was jailed for "anti-regime propaganda" won the top prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival Saturday. Mohammad Rasoulof won for Lerd about a man working on a goldfish farm in northern Iran who becomes snagged in corrupt ties between the local leaders and businessmen. Rasoulof, 45, took best director in the same competition six years ago for Goodbye while he was in jail. He had been sentenced to six years in prison in 2010 for making a documentary about protests that followed the disputed re-election of the then Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the previous year. He was also banned for making films for 20 years, but the sentence was reduced to one year on appeal. Another of his films, Manuscripts Don't Burn, about authors and activists murdered in the 1980s and 1990s, was shown at Cannes in 2013.
The Economic Times
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Mario Draghi has become the latest European policy maker to tell the US that it might be heading down the wrong path on trade. The European Central Bank president used an appearance on Monday to tout the euro areas four-year recovery and say that the key risks are now from external factors. Then he turned his attention to the rhetoric coming from across the Atlantic. The neo-protectionist stances that have been stated in the United States are certainly of concern. Draghi...
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The good news is that there are already AI tools on the market today that can help project managers unclog their desks. Kono.ai, for example, has an app that can work as an effective smart assistant. The Monte Carlo app, meanwhile, can submit a risk analysis through probabilities. Admittedly, developers are just scratching the surface of what AI can really do for project managers. Scott Middleton, the CEO of Stratejos, a smart assistant software maker, says that despite skepticism by employees about AI stealing their jobs, the future of machine-learning in relation to business tasks is bright. “AI isnt to be feared,” he explained . “It may even be your best team member, especially for project managers. AI for project management is on the rise, and the way things are going, it’s going to help teams make smarter decisions and move faster.” A survey from software developer Atlassian revealed that more than 70% of those surveyed claimed that half of their tasks can be done by robots or AI tech.
Japan Times
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A man who ran an online porn DVD store was arrested Monday on suspicion of coercing an 18-year-old woman in Osaka to perform in a ...
The Event Chronicle
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It’s also critical to create gold exchanges and gold markets for price discovery and trading. Currently the price of gold is set in two places. One is the London spot market, controlled by six big banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. The other is the New York gold futures market controlled by COMEX, which is governed by its big clearing members, also including major western banks. In effect, the big western banks have a monopoly on gold prices even if they do not have a monopoly on physical gold. But that could be about to change. Russia and China are not only building up physical reserves and exploring for more, they are building trading systems that allow for price discovery and leveraged trading in gold. It may take a year or so to attract liquidity, but once these new exchanges are fully functional, the physical gold market will regain the upper hand as a price maker.
The Sun Daily - Style
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How many markets has Cyrus penetrated? We already have markets in Switzerland, Germany, France, Russia, and even in the Middle East and Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore. The next one will be Malaysia, which is why I am here. Who is the brains behind the designs and technologies of the watches? My father and I are both involved in the building and designing process, but we have a young incredible engineer in Jean-Francois Mojon. The year we developed the Cyrus Klepsys Moon, he was nominated the best watch-maker in the world. How is it different being a watchmaker from a surgeon? Both are highly precise jobs that require passion. They both have their own challenges. A physician needs more interaction with people, while watchmaking is much more technical. What pushed you to become who you are today? A lot of people said that it must be the money, but it's not.
Politico
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The most recent contract between the plane maker and the Iranian airline Iran Aseman was signed two months after President Trump was sworn into office.” http://nyti.ms/2s6nE0S THE GLOBAL POLITICO PODCASTSUSAN GLASSER, “How the British Election Looks Like America’s”: “Steve Hilton, who served as the Conservativestop strategist in the last British general election before falling out with his close friend, May’s predecessor David Cameron, over Brexit. In a new interview for The Global Politico, Hilton says May has not followed through on the ‘political revolution’ that brought Brexit and Trump to the U.S. with a comparablepolicy revolution’—nor does she seem likely to after a campaign that at times now seems reminiscent of last year’s American contest.” http://politi.co/2sdqlwX ... Transcript http://politi.co/2sdJ8bu ... Subscribe http://apple.
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Since then, the self-proclaimed maker of “the world’s strongest coffee” has capitalized on that momentum by making sure its branding stays just as robust. Its YouTube banner is no exception. It’s straightforward, but also, bold. The company’s logo is displayed as the channel icon, as well as a tiled watermark that doesnt interfere with the text display. And that message doesnt leave any doubt about what the brand does. “World’s strongest coffee?” Okay, I’m watching. 2) Adobe Creative Cloud Seeing as turquoise is my all-time favorite color, there might be a touch of aesthetic bias in our selection of Adobe Creative Cloud’s YouTube banner. But color can have quite an impact in marketing -- shades of blue, for example, have been found to invoke feelings of trust . This banner doesnt just make great use of color, though. In a single photo, it connotes creativity and visual quality -- two things that the Adobe Creative Cloud promises with its suite products.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Auto maker Ford India is offering discounts of up to Rs 30,000 on its compact SUV EcoSport, sedan Aspire and hatchback Figo to pass on benefits of new tax rates under GST, to be rolled out in July. The company is offering discount on EcoSport in the range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. The compact SUV is now priced between Rs 7.18 lakh and Rs 10.76 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). On the other hand, Figo and Aspire are cheaper in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 depending upon the variant. While Figo is priced between Rs 4.75 lakh and Rs 7.73 lakh while Aspire compact sedan is tagged between Rs 5.44 lakh and Rs 8.28 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). "We are happy to pass on (to customers) the expected benefits of GST ahead of its actual implementation," Ford India VP Sales Vinay Raina told PTI. Last week, German luxury car maker Audi had slashed prices of its models in India by up to Rs 10 lakh till June 30.
21stCenturyWire
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Azzouz, 48, an expert bomb-maker, was accused of running an al-Qaeda network in eastern Libya. The Telegraph reported in 2014 that Azzouz had 200 to 300 militants under his control and was an expert in bomb-making. Another member of the L ibyan community in Manchester, Salah Aboaoba told Channel 4 news in 2011 that he had been fund raising for LIFG while in the city. Aboaoba had claimed he had raised funds at Didsbury mosque, the same mosque attended by Abedi. Thus, the required experience for the recent Manchester attack exists in abundance within the community's Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) members. LIFG is in fact a proscribed terrorist group listed as such by the United Kingdom's government in 2005, and still appears upon its list of Proscribed terrorist groups or organisations , found on the government's own website.
Open Culture
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BBC News 24
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In the 1960s, Cannes was far more crucial as a taste maker in the absence of other festivals, in the absence of what we now have in terms of the Internet and social media. Everything is on the Internet, whether it be Cannes.
BBC News 24
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Over the years, the official films slate at Cannes has recognised key films and filmmakers. Cannes is dominated as the international taste maker for arthouse cinema. There are over 4000 film festivals a year and many of the other.
BBC News 24
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starring Isabelle Huppert. And the refugee also figured fantastically in Jupiter's Moon from Hungarian film-maker Kornel Mundruczo. Are you afraid? Yes. The story of a refugee who travels into Hungary and after he is shot, finds he has a superpower
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Chess has been around for an awfully long time, automobiles less so. However, there's no reason the two can't be combined, like in this chess set fashioned from automotive components. The project was made as a gift, and is the sort of thing that's quite accessible for an interested maker to attempt at home. Parts used to build the set include valves, valve springs, spark plugs, castellated nuts and pipe fittings. As the parts don't actually need to be in good working condition, a haul like this could likely easily be had for less than $50 from the local pull-it-yourself wrecking yard or free if you know a mechanic with some expired engines lying around. The metalworking side of things involves trimming down and welding together the parts, before polishing them up and applying a coat of paint to create the white and black, or in this case, gold and black pieces.
CNET News
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The Taiwanese electronics maker goes back to its PC roots at the annual event with nary a new phone in sight.
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Swedish comedy, causing something of an upset. The film-maker is thrilled to bits. I am super happy that they chose a film which.
The Herald - Small Medium Business
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PUNK is a word you hear a lot in the context of Aberdeenshire craft-beer maker BrewDog. There is the company’s flagship beer Punk IPA, its four Equity for Punks crowdfunding rounds, and its co-founder James Watt’s book Business for Punks, in which he proclaims that “our business is built on the punk mentality”.