Greece has recovered a Picasso painting personally donated by the Spanish master to the Greek people, nearly a decade after it was stolen alongside two other works of art in a daring theft from the National Gallery
‘Head of a Woman’, donated by Pablo Picasso to Greece in 1949, was found in Keratea, a rural area about 45 kilometers southeast of Athens, officials said at a press conference.
LONDON: Emilio Flores Marquez of Puerto Rico became the oldest living man in the world at the age of 112 years and 326 days, Guinness World Records announced on Wednesday
Marquez, who was born in Carolina, east of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan in 1908, was recognized by Guinness and received a certificate at his home a few miles (kilometers) from his birthplace
When asked about his longevity, Marquez – known as ‘Don Milo’ to his friends – said the secret to his advanced years was compassion.
“My father raised me with love and taught me to love everyone He always told me and my brothers and sisters to do good, to share everything with others In addition, Christ lives in me, ”Guinness said, citing this one
The second eldest child of 11 siblings and his parents’ eldest son, Marquez worked on the family’s sugarcane farm and received only three years of formal schooling
75-year-old wife Andrea Pérez De Flores, with whom he had four children, died in 2010
The oldest living man was recognized by Guinness World Records as Romanian Dumitru Comanescu, who died on June 27, 2020 at the age of 111, 219 days
After Comanescu’s death, the record authority received proof that Marquez was born three months earlier than the previous record holder
“It is always an honor to celebrate these remarkable human beings, and this year we have processed nominations of not one but two nominations for the Oldest Man Alive,” said Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records
DUBA: As the Lebanese military – one of the last institutions to stay above the country’s deep divisions – struggles to make ends meet, it has found a somewhat bizarre but ingenious way to replenish its coffers
The idea? Offer tourists helicopter rides as a way to see “Lebanon from above, “according to a statement posted on the army’s website
Lebanon has been hit by its worst economic and financial crisis in decades, which the World Bank says will be one of the worst the world has seen in more than 150 years
It also wreaked havoc on the military, with the Lebanese pound losing around 90% of its value against the dollar.
The soldiers, who were making the equivalent of $ 1,000 a month, have seen their monthly income drop to around $ 85, as hyperinflation skyrockets and subsidies begin to be cut
“We have reservations from tomorrow,” army spokesman Col Elias Aad told Arab News, adding that a 15-minute ride would cost $ 150 in cash
The rides will be held on Robinson R44 military helicopters and will be open to passengers ages 3 and up, according to the statement
Up to three people will be allowed on each flight, Aad said, with those interested in filling out a form on the military’s website and specifying the region they wish to visit.
The crisis has made it difficult for the military to maintain its budget for equipment, maintenance and supplies
Last year, the military said it had cut meat from the meals it offers to service soldiers due to soaring food prices.
“Lebanon is facing an unprecedented economic crisis and the lack of solutions in the near future has become evident,” Army chief General Aoun said earlier in June.
In an effort to preserve the stability of the army, international donors in June pledged tens of millions of dollars in emergency aid to help meet basic human and maintenance needs
RIYAD: An international conference considered the first global event of the UNESCO platform dedicated to discussing the cultural heritage of camels began on Tuesday
Sheikh Fahad bin Falah bin Hithlin, founder and president of the Riyadh-based International Camel Organization, chaired the opening of the conference alongside UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture Ernesto Ottone and a few international speakers
Camel International and UNESCO’s International Conference of Experts, which will be broadcast via UNESCO’s main platform, will discuss ways to preserve living cultural heritage embodied in camel traditions
It will also address the sustainability of local camel grazing practices for economic and social development, the use of camel-based practices for biodiversity preservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Sheikh Fahad declared: “I thank UNESCO for this cooperation and active partnership, as well as all the speakers from all over the world”
The International Camel Organization is a Riyadh-based non-profit organization founded by Sheikh Fahad bin Hithlin in March 2019 It currently has around 105 member states around the world It aims to develop and serve all camel related heirlooms
LONDON: Bids for a non-fungible original source code token for the World Wide Web written by inventor Tim Berners-Lee soared to $ 2.8 million from an opening price of $ 1,000 with two days to go Sotheby’s auction
Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist, invented the World Wide Web in 1989, revolutionizing the sharing and creation of information in what is considered one of the most important inventions since the advent of the printing press. in Europe in the 15th century in Germany
The digitally signed Ethereum blockchain non-fungible token (NFT), a digital asset that records ownership, includes the original source code, an animated visualization, a letter written by Berners-Lee, and a digital poster of the full code of the original files
Auction ends Wednesday at 18:01 GMT
NFTs have exploded in popularity in recent months
The most expensive NFT sale known to date was in March 2021, when a digital collage by American artist Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, sold for $ 693 million at Christie’s
This was the very first sale by a major auction house of a work of art that does not exist in physical form.
Since then, no NFT sales are known to come close to that amount.In June, a single “CryptoPunk” NFT – a pixelated image of a cartoon face – grossed $ 11.8 million at Sotheby’s
CAIRO: Iraqi cook died after falling into vat of soup he was preparing for wedding
The horrific incident occurred as the father of three, Issa Ismail, 25, was working in the kitchen of a wedding hall in Zakho District, Dohuk Governorate, Iraq, preparing food for children. party people
Ismail suffered severe burns when he slipped and fell into the pot of hot chicken soup, before falling to the floor
He was taken to Dohuk hospital, but died five days later
A relative of the late chef told Rudaw Media Network the deceased had worked as a cook for eight years He had prepared food at weddings, funerals and various other ceremonies
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