In My Dreams

In My Dreams




Baghdad University included on Times global rankings


  Iraq's Baghdad University entered an international global rankings for 2019, in a sign of post-war improvement.

  A statement by Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education on Thursday said "Baghdad University appeared in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in the 801 to 1,000 band."

  The Times Higher tables included the ranks of 1,250 universities around the world.

  "Baghdad University achieved a new accomplishment by entering the Times Ranking, after its researchers submitted more than 7,000 researches to Scopus international data base," the statement said.

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  "The result of the British Times Rankings shows University of Baghdad was among the world universities that have been contested and evaluated in accordance with 2019 Times Rankings criteria, which is considered as the second best global ranking after Academic Shanghai Ranking," the statement said.

  According to data published on Wednesday by the British rankings, the United Kingdom universities of Oxford and Cambridge were in the first and second places.

  It also showed that China is now home to the best university in Asia, while France's Sorbonne University came in the highest-ranked in the table.

  Higher education in Iraq was badly affected by conflicts, insecurity and chaos that engulfed the country after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

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So don't be anxious any longer

Maybe Nana was still crying. The other must have grown savage and have dealt her blows. Thus when Zoe finally took her departure he ran to the door and once more pressed his ear against it. He was thunderstruck; his head swam, for he heard a brisk outburst of gaiety, tender, whispering voices and the smothered giggles of a woman who is being tickled. Besides, almost directly afterward, Nana conducted Philippe to the head of the stairs, and there was an exchange of cordial and familiar phrases .

When Georges again ventured into the drawing room the young woman was standing before the mirror, looking at herself.

"Well?" he asked in utter bewilderment.

"Well, what?" she said without turning round. Then negligently:

"What did you mean? He's very nice, is your brother!"

"So it's all right, is it?"

"Oh, certainly it's all right! Goodness me, what's come over you? One would have thought we were going to fight!"

Georges still failed to understand.

"I thought I heard--that is, you didn't cry?" he stammered out.

"Me cry!" she exclaimed, looking fixedly at him. "Why, you're dreaming! What makes you think I cried You Find?"

Thereupon the lad was treated to a distressing scene for having disobeyed and played Paul Pry behind the door. She sulked, and he returned with coaxing submissiveness to the old subject, for he wished to know all about it.

"And my brother then?"

"Your brother saw where he was at once. You know, I might have been a tottie, in which case his interference would have been accounted for by your age and the family honor! Oh yes, I understand those kinds of feelings! But a single glance was enough for him, and he behaved like a well-bred man at once. . It's all over--he's gone to quiet your mamma

And she went on laughingly:

"For that matter, you'll see your brother here. I've invited him, and he's going to return."

"Oh, he's going to return," said the lad, growing white. He added nothing, and they ceased talking of Philippe

London’s Rooks Nest Ventures is a new early-stage fund to bridge media, entertainment, and tech

London has a new VC in town. Officially launching today, having already made a number of investments, is Rooks Nest Ventures. The VC firm is described as an early-stage, evergreen fund targeting tech startups that are innovating in and around content, along with companies creating “highly licensable intellectual property”. Its founder is investor and film producer Michael Sackler, producer of indie hit films like The Witch and Obvious Child. He is also behind film studio Rooks Nest Entertainment Cloud to Cloud Backup.

With £28 million to invest initially, the VC firm has already backed Doodle Productions (creator of the international hit animated series Messy Goes To Okido), Disruptor Beam (creator of popular mobile games such as Game of Thrones Ascent and Star Trek Timelines), PunchDrunk (immersive theatre company), and The Rights Xchange (a digital TV rights marketplace which also includes Sky and Channel 4 as investors).

The broader Rooks Nest Ventures pitch is that, based on its network and industry knowledge, it is well-positioned to “bring innovative media & entertainment companies together with impactful technology businesses”. Though the VC is London-based, it says it will also invest in companies outside of the U.K.

Brief Q&A with Rooks Nest Ventures founder Michael Sackler follows:

What kind of companies are you looking for? e.g. specific areas of tech/sector…

We’re looking for a couple of things. Firstly, media & entertainment companies that are building globally licensable brands — this includes Kids Entertainment, Gaming (particularly mobile) and Sports. Secondly, early stage tech companies which are relevant to content and content creators. That can be deep tech (streaming technology), hardware (VR, motion capture etc), and software (platforms, industry-specific SaaS)

What stage, size of cheque are they planning to write?

Up to £400,000 at Seed, and up to £1 million at Series A. Can follow on through to Series C.

Who are the fund’s LPs?

It is a single LP structure, with myself as the sole LP. This has allowed us to get going very quickly, whilst being completely aligned with our portfolio companies – we are looking to help our companies with their long term health, and not looking to force through decisions in the pursuit of the quickest exit possible dermes.

Why would a startup choose Rooks Nest?

Our depth of experience in both media & entertainment, and technology is our big point of difference. Having run a successful entertainment production and finance company that made consistently successful films in a difficult climate I know what it takes to develop, execute and finance a commercially viable creative project. We plan to make the most of this experience in ways people wouldn’t typically expect from venture capitalists.

Similarly, my team and I have been actively involved in the tech ecosystem for a number of years as investors, board members and founders. We know the industry well, have worked with some incredible people, and understand what it takes to get a startup off the ground and truly flying. We consider ourselves to be a very active bridge between media & entertainment and tech; industries that are completely synergistic but very often don’t talk to each other in the engaged way that they should be reenex cps.

the guy agreed

There was once a guy who was very much in love with a girl Neo Derm Beauty Box. This romantic guy folded 1000 pieces of paper cranes as a gift to his girl. Although. at that time he was just a small executive in his company, his future didn't seem too bright, they were happy together. Until one day. his girl told him she was going to Paris and would never come back. She also told him that she can't visualize any future for the both of them. So they'd better go their own ways there and then一heartbroken, the guy agreed.

When he regained his confidence, he worked hard day and night, slogging’his body and mind just to make something out of himself. finally with all these hard work and with the help of friends, this guy set up his own company.

"You never foil until you stop trying," he always told himself," Imust make it in life!"

On a rainy day, while this guy was driving, he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella in the rain walking to some destination. Even with the umbrella, they were still drenched. It didn't take him long to realize they were his ex-girlfriend's parents. With a heart in getting back at`' them, he drove slowly beside the couple Neo Derm Beauty Box, wanting them to spot him in his luxury sedan, he wanted them to know that he wasn't the same anymore, he had his own company, car, condo, etc. He had made it in life.

Before the guy can realize, the couple was walking towards a cemetery, and he got out of his car and followed them... and he saw his ex-girlfriend, a photograph of her smiling sweetly as ever at him from her tombstone... and he saw his precious paper cranes in a bottle placed beside her tomb.

Her parents saw him. He walked over and asked them why this had happened.

They explained. She did not leave for France at all. She was stricken ill with cancer. In her heart, she had believed that he would make it someday Neo Derm Beauty Box, but she did not want her illness to be his obstacle. . .

Therefore she had chosen to leave him.

She asked her parents to leave his paper cranes by her side, if one day the destiny brings him here, he could take some back home.

The guy just wept. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them but knowing you can't have them and will never see them again.

My picture was to help me find God

I wait for him to say something like HKUE ENG, "Ah, yes! Ketut Liyer! Old medicine man who died just last week--so sad when venerable old medicine man passes away . . ."

Mario asks me to repeat the name, and this time I write it down, assuming I'm pronouncing something wrong. Sure enough, Mario brightens in recognition. "Ketut Liyer!"

Now I wait for him to say something like, "Ah, yes! Ketut Liyer! Insane person! Arrested last week for being a crazy man . . ."

But he says instead, "Ketut Liyer is famous healer." "Yes! That's him!"

"I know him. I go in his house. Last week I take my cousin HKUE amec, she needs cure for her baby crying all night. Ketut Liyer fixes it. One time I took American girl like you to Ketut Liyer's house. Girl wanted magic to make her more beautiful to men. Ketut Liyer draw magic painting, for help her be more beautiful. I tease her after that. Every day I tell her,

'Painting working! Look how beautiful you are! Painting working!' "

Remembering the image Ketut Liyer had drawn for me a few years ago, I tell Mario that

I'd gotten a magic picture myself from the medicine man once. Mario laughs. "Painting working for you, too!"

"You don't want to be more beautiful to men Dream beauty pro hard sell?" he asks, understandably confused.

I say, "Hey, Mario--do you think you could take me to visit Ketut Liyer someday? If you're not too busy?"

"Not now," he says.

Just as I'm starting to feel disappointed, he adds, "But maybe in five minutes?"


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