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Teachers Day: Speeches by famous personalities APJ Abdul Kalam: The former late president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam was the teacher we all needed in life. With his simple words, he was able to motivate many to pursue their dreams. One of his very significant speeches during his tenure as the president of India, he […]

Older teachers in Italy fear Covid-19 risks as schools return

Teachers will have to wear face masks at all times, as will pupils over the age of six. Classrooms have been furnished with single-person desks and placed 1 metre apart. Staff and children will have their temperature taken on arrival, while several hand-gel dispensers will be placed around school buildings. Those who have been in […]

Teacher jailed for kissing and groping boy half her age in school store room

Smith, from the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, broke down in tears as she was sentenced for three years and ten months. She must serve at least two years and three months before she is eligible for release from prison.

Woman ‘who murdered pregnant teacher and cut out unborn baby had suffered miscarriage’

Flávia’s body was reportedly found by the victim’s husband and mother at around 9am on August 28, after her family filed a missing person’s report when she did not return late on the night of her death.

‘I literally weep’: anguish as New Zealand’s National Library culls 600,000 books

“I am appalled by what seems to be a very narrow definition of New Zealand and what makes up our history and stories,” she says. “In some regards books are now being seen as out of date, old-fashioned and not useful any more. But paper lasts, if it is taken care of, for a long […]

Book World: In ‘Not a Novel,’ Jenny Erpenbeck continues to evolve

This latest book closes with “Society,” just two essays. These pack a terrific punch, however, as they confront one of our moment’s most pressing issues, namely, the untold millions of displaced people seeking asylum. The first offers an obituary, alert to the most telling details, for an African immigrant Erpenbeck came to know in the […]

Book World: Sue Miller’s ‘Monogamy’ interrogates what it means to be faithful over the course of a long marriage

Miller’s novel – one of many in a distinguished career – depicts the warp of a stable 30-year marriage and the patterns created by the weft of issues of trust and fidelity. Miller interrogates the notion that sexual exclusivity is the only measure of faithfulness while deftly exploring whether the bond of a long marriage […]

A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor – review

And in pursuit of making it, he ventures down byways that not even the most avid visitors to the museum are likely to have explored. To be sure, many of the collection’s most iconic treasures are brought on stage to take a twirl: the Nineveh friezes, the Rosetta stone, the helmet from Sutton Hoo. Others, […]

Like Christmas: New Zealand’s post-Covid books boom

Despite the looming economic downturn and projections by the International Monetary Fund that New Zealand’s economy could contract by up to 8% this year, a number of new independent bookshops are pushing ahead with launches, including Renee Rowland of The Twizel Bookshop, who will open a new store in Timaru in June.

Eat, Pray, Love author nominated for £30,000 Wellcome book prize

Awarded to the best book of the last year “which leads on a medical theme”, the Wellcome prize can be awarded to fiction or non-fiction titles. This year Gilbert makes the final lineup for her story of heroine Alma’s Victorian botanical odyssey. The Signature of All Things is the sole novel to be shortlisted for […]