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Challenges and Opportunities of Islamic Finance Expansion at World Islamic Finance Conference 2011

Dubai, March 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / openPR) Global Islamic Finance is growing tremendously (20% annually). Islamic Finance products are progressively moving to the mainstream, becoming increasingly competitive with conventional financial products.

This rise up questions on how to develop Islamic Money Markets; how to facilitate liquidity management by Central Banks; need for deep knowledge about regulatory challenges of Islamic Finance in UK and Continental Europe or what are the predictions and conditions for Islamic Retail Banking expansion in Europe.

Amjad Ali Khan with Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan and Hariharan to Perform Live at London Ananda Utsav 2011

London, UK, March 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ananda Bazar Patrika presents the 2nd Year of KKN London Ananda Utsav 2011 one of the Biggest International Cultural Festival to be held from 1st April till 3rd April at the Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Tottenham,  London N10.

Trevi Fountain (Rome, Italy)

Michigan, March 03, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio): The Trevi Fountain Square in Rome reminded me of the college common rooms; young people generally roaming around, friends talking, gossiping and munching food. The only difference was, the crowd around the fountain was of all ages, youngsters, middle-aged people and senior citizens.

BLACK SWAN (2011) with Natalie Portman features Metal Bed by Hillsdale Furniture

Natalie Portman in Black SwanHouston, TX, March 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) The Academy Award winning performance of Natalie Portman as Nina in “Black Swan” can only be described as haunting. The film picked the Victoria Bed by Hillsdale Furniture as one of the key pieces of Bedroom Furniture in its set design. As the young Nina breaks in her new shoes and prepares for what she hopes is a restful night, we get a glimpse of her room. Just like the character’s life, it is caught in the twilight world between a child and woman. Stuffed animals and a music box intermingle with the tools of her trade. At the center of this room is a beautiful metal bed that looks like it is from another time. It boasts simple and elegant design with an old world charm displayed in its tiered arches. Such a bed looks like it would fit nicely in a garden room or perhaps a Victorian Era Bed and Breakfast.

Film adaptation of Tony nominated Broadway play ROCK OF AGES Looking for Actor Opposite Tom Cruise

West Hollywood, CA, March 2, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) ActorCast, in association with New Line/Warner Bros, announces the launch of their latest open call website at The casting directors and studio are conducting a nationwide search looking for an actor to star opposite Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages, a remake of the Tony nominated Broadway play.

Billboard & Grammy winners support Hollywood's rising stars in the alternative to Grammy awards

Nadine CasanovaHollywood, CA, March 2, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) While many in Hollywood were dodging the limousines shuttling music stars to their hotels and parties on the eve of the Grammys, over 1000 loyal "indie" music fans, media and celebrities with the right "hook ups" flocked over to the legendary SIR Studios in Hollywood to watch the popular eWorld Music Awards show. In this exclusive Grammy week show, a noteworthy award went to a deserving artist, Nadine Casanova.

Members of Congress Watch ATLAS SHRUGGED Part-1 (2011) on Capitol Hill

[Rayburn Building, Washington DC]Culver City, CA, March 02, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio/Vocus/PRWEB) Today on Capitol Hill, at 9:00 am (EST) sharp, “The Strike” Productions’ Harmon Kaslow hosted a private screening of the upcoming political drama ATLAS SHRUGGED PART I open exclusively to members of Congress and their staff.

“Even though Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is more than 50 years old, the film is hauntingly relevant to what’s happening today.” says producer Harmon Kaslow.

The Unemployed Quilt Project (2011) - A compelling film by unemployed film-makers

Los Angeles, CA, March 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Two unemployed fi[The Unemloyed Quilt Project Poster]lmmakers, Sue Wolf and Nick La Penna, have created a compelling film, “The Unemployed Quilt Project”, about the reality of unemployment. Like Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame, today's unemployed deserve their starring moment. The voices speak directly to the drama and crisis of unemployment by putting a face on the raw statistics.

Read all about the film and watch the trailer via Washington Bangla Radio.