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Hoda Hadadi wins 2017 Literary Classics gold medal

TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – Iranian illustrator Hoda Hadadi has won the gold medal at the 2017 International Literary Classics Book Award. The gold medal has been awarded to her for her illustrations for ‘Drummer Girl’. The book written by Pakistani-Canadian author Hiba Masoud also managed to win the Best cultural book award. Based on a true story, ‘Drummer Girl’ ...

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Children filmfest. names intl. animated movies lineup

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) – The 30th edition of International Film Festival for Children and Young scheduled for late June has announced international Animated Movies lineup. According to the information center of the 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, the official selection for the international animated movies’ competition includes 7 films as follows: The Boy and the Beast ...

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UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies

TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) – As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries. At Ocean Conference, UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidiesThe agencies – the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the UN ...

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Iran builds ME’s 1st mobile power plant

TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) – MAPNA Group has constructed the first ever mobile power station of the Middle East with a capacity of 25 megawatts. MAPNA, Iran’s largest power plant EPC contractor, built and implemented the 25-megawatt mobile power plants in two northern Iranian cities. The newly-implemented power houses were successfully synchronized in Noshahr and Behshahr. The 25-MW mobile power ...

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Iranian director to judge at Italy’s Cinema Povero

TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) – Italy’s Cinema Povero (Festival Internazionale Del Cinema Povero) has invited Iranian director Yousef Kargar for the second time to judge the fourth edition of the event. Acclaimed director Yousef Kargar, who has won many awards and titles at various international film events for his recent short film Elegy, was invited to judge the Italian event for the ...

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۲ Iranian films scoop awards at India’s 16IFF

TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) – Iranian short films “The Guy Came On Horseback” and “Born in Mordad” won awards at the 2nd edition of 16 International Film Festival (16IFF) hosted in Indian city of Jaipur. As many as 23 films from 12 countries in 13 languages were screened during the second edition of the Sixteen International Film Festivals (16IFF) organized by ...

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UN celebrates International Day of Mother Earth

NEW YORK, Apr. 23 (MNA) – The United Nations celebrates Saturday the International Day of Mother Earth with a call to move towards sustainable development in harmony with nature. In 2009, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution to set this date, urging all country members to promote environmental protection. The General Assembly hosted an interactive dialogue yesterday on occasion ...

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Identifying the best times for cognitive functioning using new methods: Matching university times to undergraduate chronotypes

  #University days generally start at fixed times in the #morning, often early morning, without regard to #optimal #functioning times for #students with different #chronotypes. Research has shown that later starting times are crucial to high school students’ #sleep, #health, and #performance. Shifting the focus to university, this study used two new approaches to determine ranges of start times that ...

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Researchers use nanotech. in photodynamic therapy for cancer

TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Researchers at Arak University have produced a type of nanocomposite hydrogel with self-healing properties that can be used in photodynamic therapy for cancer. Chitosan is a natural polymer with excellent biocompatibility, but poor mechanical properties. Dr. Alireza Karimi, the project manager, said the present study was an attempt to produce hydrogels with desirable biological, ...

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Iranian universities among top 10 in PE

EHRAN, Apr. 13 (MNA) – Three Iranian universities are among the top ten best universities in the fields of Petroleum Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Materials Science and Composites. The latest ranking of the Center for World University Rankings 2017 shows the University of Tehran as the 4th university of the world in the field of Petroleum Engineering. Also the Iranian ...

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