[ CLICK HERE ] to view and find your [passwords here] The election in the Netherlands was the first of three important votes in EU member countries this year. (The other two are in France and Germany.) After last year's unexpected 'leave' vote in the United Kingdom...read more
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In this report Young women starting a career now are likely to think their prospects for success in business have never looked so good. Under pressure from activists and some government ministers, and with growing evidence that diversity at the top helps the bottom...read more
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Visit the MLC all this week to: 1. View magazine samples in the 4 languages and make your selection. 2. Complete an order form and return it to the MLC. 3. Wait for Bayard (Claire.Besson@Bayard-Mag.com) to contact you directly to arrange payment and delivery to your...read more
Please click [HERE] to access the latest issue of the Newsademic newspaper. www.worldwide.newsademic.com Donald J. Trump, an unconventional president. Few people know what to expect during the forthcoming Trump presidency. What all are agreed on is that it will be...read more
Please click the link below to access the latest issue of the Newsademic newspaper. www.worldwide.newsademic.com USERNAME and PASSWORDS can be found HERE. Japan's prime minister has visited Pearl Harbor. There, he met with the American president. This has not happened...read more
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ARE WE CLOSE TO ENDING POVERTY? BY STUART PATTERSON Are we close to ending poverty? That depends on how you define the term. According to data from the World Bank and the Census Bureau, poverty is down in the U.S. and the world at large. That’s good news, but...read more
"It is easy to think we do not have time to read. But books allow us to learn from our ancestors. And when you command an army, that can make the difference between life and death. The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your...read more
From THE DAY: "The UN (United Nations) says 21m people are now trapped in slavery globally; others suggest that estimate is conservative. The Salvation Army reports a fivefold increase in slavery cases in England and Wales since 2012. On December 2nd 1949 the UN...read more
Inside this issue: The Marrakesh Conference on Climate Change. Word of the year : "Post-truth". Rwanda's energy lake. Metal world: The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The Colosseum : The Circus Maximus. Narwhals : seeing with sound Missing warships.The...read more
From the Washington Post: "Anyone active on social media has probably done this at least once: shared something based on the headline without actually reading the link. Let’s face it, you’ve probably done this many times. According to a study released in June by...read more
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Mapping how Americans talk This video reveals patterns of migration, unexpected linguistic kinships between regions, and the awesome variety of words we say and how we say them … Watch the...read more
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Elementary Literature Recommendations
Author: Kenneth Oppel
This is a truly creepy book… One part fairytale and nine parts horror!
Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, The Boundless) with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.
For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to…
The Nowhere Emporium
Author: Ross MacKenzie
Scottish Children’s Book Awards Shortlisted title
When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the ‘shop from nowhere’ — and its owner, Mr Silver — draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver’s apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium’s vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms — rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and…