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  • Defining beautiful and enduring poetry September 26, 2021 8:43 am Stabroek News Among School Children                   I I walk through the long schoolroom questioning; A kind old nun in a white hood replies; The children learn to cipher and to sing, To study reading-books and history, To cut and sew, be neat in everything In the …
  • Seoul International Writers’ Festival to shed light on literature’s role in post-pandemic era September 26, 2021 8:03 am Korea Herald   Poster for the 10th Seoul International Writers’ Festival (SIWF) The lingering pandemic has brought about uncertainties on how to engage in dialogue with others, but communication between writers and readers will carry on at the 10th Seoul International …
  • ‘Elite v plebs’: the Oxford rivalries of boys who would never grow up to be men September 26, 2021 7:57 am The Guardian It was even more elitist than Oxford’s Bullingdon Club, whose past members include Boris Johnson, David Cameron and George Osborne. The Annandale Society, nicknamed the Anna, was made up exclusively of Old Etonians at Balliol College, Oxford, in the late …
  • OPINION | CRITICAL MASS: 'Spanish Model' re-contextualizes Costello's version September 26, 2021 7:41 am Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette It would be easy to look at "Spanish Model," the recently released Spanish-language version of the 1978 Elvis Costello and the Attractions album "This Year's Model," as a business decision. After all, Spanish has begun to challenge …
  • Mary Claire Thomas Mitchell Alexander Dowden September 26, 2021 7:41 am Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette Mary Claire Thomas became the bride of Mitchell Alexander Dowden at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The Rev. Amy Dafler Meaux officiated. June and Jeffrey Thomas of Little Rock are the parents of the bride. She is the …
  • Julien Baker will share her reflective music during Columbus stop September 26, 2021 6:49 am Ohio State News.Net Julien Baker became known for writing songs examining her life and questioning her faith while accompanying herself simply on guitar and piano. With her latest album, “Little Oblivions,” Baker continues her self-examination, but broadens out to include …
  • The Latest- New York state health commissioner resigns - McKinnon Broadcasting September 26, 2021 6:49 am New York State News.Net September 23, 2021 Posted: September 23, 2021 AP NEW YORK — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker has submitted his resignation. Hochul said Thursday that Zucker has agreed to stay on until the state names a new …
  • Is ‘Another Way to Die’ the weirdest Bond theme ever? September 26, 2021 6:45 am The Independent Jack White grew up dreaming of writing a James Bond theme, and in 2002 he did exactly that. “I was a big fan of John Barry, Shirley Bassey,” is how the White Stripes leader would later characterise his love of 007. On another occasion, he expressed the …
  • Geolocated dataset of Chinese overseas development finance - Scientific Data September 26, 2021 6:33 am Beijing News.net This dataset relies on two types of technical validation: ensuring the accuracy of (1) project attributes and, where applicable, (2) their geographic locations. Project attribute validation: the double-verification method Existing sources for Chinese …
  • Iranian Polymath Allameh Hassanzadeh Amoli Passes Away September 26, 2021 6:22 am IFP News Renowned Iranian Islamic scholar Allameh Hassan Hassanzadeh Amoli has passed away at the age of 93 after a period of hospitalization for illness. Allameh Hassanzadeh was born in the village of Ira in Larijan County, near the northern Iranian city of Amol …
  • What impact is the mask having on children? September 26, 2021 5:13 am Times of Malta There is no evidence that wearing masks is detrimental to children’s health or language deve­lop­ment, according to experts. Ahead of the opening of the scholastic year, students are to wear masks “at all times”, except while eating and during physical …
  • Cop blasts 'Fast and Furious' films after daughter killed in 101mph street race September 26, 2021 5:07 am Birmingham Live After years of hard work and completing her degree in early May, Rebecca McManus had her whole life ahead of her. But on the last day of the same month, she would be dead - killed in the tragic aftermath of a 'Fast and Furious style street race' …
  • Pillow Man claims Alabama election was hacked, is harshly rebuked by GOP secretary of state September 26, 2021 3:32 am Daily Kos The latest? Lindell met with Alabama officials to tell them their election was fraudulent and corrupt—because if you’re going to steal an election, it makes perfect sense to “flip votes” from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in a state that literally no one with …
  • Community Spotlight: Story rescues and venerable Open Threads September 26, 2021 3:32 am Daily Kos Each of the writers brings their own special sauce to the mix, but as P Carey notes, all of them “specifically attempt to be welcoming and non-political. We know that the comments sections of most posts can be intimidating and even hostile—certainly …
  • Rotary Club Akute lifts traders September 26, 2021 2:58 am The Nation (Nigeria) - Advertisement - Ten traders have been lifted through the the microcredit loan of the Rotary Club of Akute, Ogun State. The well attended programme was part  of the efforts of the Rotary Club to lift petty traders in the community. The Club gave out N500, …
  • Keeping their language, culture alive September 26, 2021 12:59 am Borneo Post Jatti Mirieks of Miri strive to preserve and uphold their identity, traditions and folklores (From right) Hazwani, Robiah, the writer and Malati hold up the books co-published by the association. EARLIER this year, a book compiling a vast list of Miriek …
  • Libraries aren’t neutral ground in the fight for anti-racist education September 26, 2021 12:53 am Daily Kos In recent months, smaller library systems that have tried to diversify their programming and respond to the national conversation about systemic racism have seen pushback in a variety of ways. This January saw the Lafayette Parish Library board in …
  • Trudy Haeg Obituary (1943 - 2021) - Mackay, ID - Idaho State Journal September 26, 2021 12:03 am Idaho State News.Net Trudy Marie Haeg If you knew her, you'll never forget her. Creative, innovative, Compassionate, Witty, Intelligent, Assertive, Outgoing, Articulate, Epethetic, with a feisty demeanor. Trudy Marie Haeg, beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed …
  • Netflix's Midnight Mass: That ending explained and all your questions answered - CNET September 25, 2021 11:36 pm Cnet Midnight Mass is a slow-burning mystery with an explosive ending. Netflix After The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor, horror auteur Mike Flanagan is back with another meticulously layered horror series to savor. All seven episodes of Midnight Mass are …
  • ‘A joyous event’: why the Gilgamesh Tablet’s return to Iraq strikes a blow against artefact smuggling September 25, 2021 11:26 pm The Independent A looted 3,500-year-old cuneiform clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia, which was seized by authorities in 2019 and officially forfeited by US retail chain Hobby Lobby in July, was due to be ceremonially returned to Iraq on Thursday. The handover ceremony …
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