Your adviser told me that you had had a meeting yesterday at the Russian Foreign Ministry. Who did you meet with? What was discussed at the meeting? Dr. Aref Ali Nayed: No, this visit was specifically to come and celebrate together with Russian people the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Oriental Institute. Of course, there were several VIPs invited to the event. And I did manage to get a discussion with Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and also with deputy head of the presidential administration Mr. Peskov, who is also the spokesman for the presidency, and various other governmental officials and some Duma and Senate members. © AP Photo / Mohammed El-SheikhyLibyan Army Chief Haftar to Take Part in Conference on Libya in Palermo - RomeSo it was a very good opportunity to continue the discussion that I have started with Mr. Mikhail Bogdanov in a previous meeting in Abu Dhabi and then … [Read more...] about Libyan Presidential Candidate: I Will Make Libya Africa’s Switzerland
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Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP/Shutterstock Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP/Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP/Shutterstock Sheryl Crow on Threading the Music Biz Needle: ‘The Fact That the Album Exists is My Reward’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Sheryl Crow is a survivor. Not only of breast cancer, a brain tumor, debilitating depression and a toxic relationship (don’t even ask about Lance Armstrong) but also the music industry. The controversy surrounding songwriting credit — not to mention two related deaths, including her ex-boyfriend and collaborator, Kevin Gilbert — linked to her Grammy-winning debut album, “Tuesday Night Music Club,” would’ve killed the career of a lesser artist. … [Read more...] about Sheryl Crow on Threading the Music Biz Needle: ‘The Fact That the Album Exists is My Reward’
At a slick media event in Washington last Thursday, billionaire Jeff Bezos announced that his rocket company, Blue Origin, is developing a moon lander that could deliver cargo and astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024. But going to the moon is just the beginning of his vision. What he really wants to do, Bezos declared, is find a new home in space for our species. For near-term problems like poverty and pollution, he said, we need to find solutions close to home. "But there are also long-range problems, and we need to work on those, too," he said. "They take a long time to solve. You can't wait until the long-range problems are urgent to work on them." In particular, Bezos worries that technological progress depends on an ever-growing supply of energy. Within a couple of centuries, he said, we'll have outstripped any reasonable source of energy on Earth. His solution? Move off the planet and into space colonies — enormous ones, and lots of them. "These are very large … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos foresees a trillion people living in millions of space colonies. Here’s what he’s doing to get the ball rolling.