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Passenger and cargo variants of a small electric vehicle are now on sale with a free charging offer for the first 2,000 customers The “scalable urban mobility solution” – or the electric quadricycle for you and me – is available exclusively through Citroën’s online Ami showroom. Pricing starts at £7,695 or from £19.99 on a …

The new commander of US Strategic Command, USAF General Anthony Cotton, is now commander of USAF Global Strike Command. On September 15, 2022, he warned Congress and the country in Senate testimony that the United States faces serious and growing nuclear challenges. As the current Commander of US Strategic Command Admiral Richard pointed out, General …

SOUTH INDIANA — The book banning debate has intensified across the country, but Librarian Jen Weidner points out that the Jeffersonville Township Public Library doesn’t just keep banned books on the shelves, but ‘it also sheds light on the documents that have been challenged. “Over the past couple of years, it’s really come to the …

History links GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Hosted by the Colorado High School Activities Association for the second year in a row, the National Federation of State High School Associations Performing Arts Conference wrapped up Wednesday afternoon at the Sheraton Tech Center. The annual three-day conference is a professional development event where performing arts …

RALEIGH, North Carolina — Many of you may have heard of Forbidden Books Week, an annual occasion where the American Library Association highlights books that have been banned or frequently challenged in an effort to raise awareness of censorship issues. It is a “holiday” that many libraries, both school and public, celebrate in different ways …

To mark National Banned Books Week, September 18-24, Hamilton is proud to share the work of one of our own. As President and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library, Linda E. Johnson ’80 leads one of the nation’s largest library systems, an organization serving more than one million patrons in 62 branches and dozens outposts, including …

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Amid efforts to ban certain books from schools and libraries – a movement that has gained the most momentum recently in Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, according to a report – Maplewood Library has released a statement. On Monday, at the start of Banned Books Week, they noted that libraries have always provided …

CABARRUS COUNTY, North Carolina – A contentious debate over book policy in Cabarrus County schools took a turn last week when a council member read aloud a sexually explicit scene in one of the books available for students. Board members asked their teenage interns to leave the room before reading a passage from “Looking for …

These days, we tend to give arsenic a fair bit of prominence – the element isn’t known as the ‘king of poisons’ for nothing. Its toxicity stems from its similarity to phosphorus, an essential nutrient for life, which allows arsenic to invade and disrupt important chemical reactions in the body. The element is also happy …

History links Electronic sports, or competitive video games, may not have the same physical demands as traditional athletics, but students’ emphasis on the common qualities of teamwork, spirit sportsmanship and leadership has led schools across the country to race to embrace the nation’s fastest growing sport. Esports programs have spread rapidly to …

QUINCY — The University of Quincy’s Departments of Political Science and Criminal Justice are sponsoring a Town Hall Forum to celebrate Constitution Day from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Hall of Fame Hall at QU. Constitution Day is a national observance commemorating the formation and signing of the United States Constitution on September …

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — I was one of those kids who learned to read – probably by osmosis – long before I started school. My own children took much longer to get started, but the result was the same: we were all readers. In the garden, in the treehouses, under the blankets, on planes and …

The DC Public Library System is hosting a week of events to discuss and celebrate books that have been or are currently banned in parts of America as communities and school boards grapple with the issue of censorship. Banned Books Week is an annual event in which libraries across the country celebrate “freedom to read.” …

UNION — Members of a Knox County regional school board are embroiled in the national debate over whether to remove library books about sexuality and gender identity. RSU 40 school board members will read copies of a frequently targeted book, “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” by Maia Kobabe before deciding next month whether to keep it …

Palm Beach, FL, September 16, 2022 –(PR.com)– Histria Books is pleased to announce the release of The Moment Before the Music Begins by Lisa Campbell Albert and Bill Lynch. The book is published by Vita Histria, an academic imprint of Histria Books dedicated to outstanding scholarly work in a variety of fields. For more than …

The Index of Forbidden Books: Four Centuries of Struggle Over Word and Image for the Greater Glory of God Robin Vose Reactionp. 352£25 In a classic paradox of bureaucracy, the Banned Books Index only really took off when its original task became impossible. As early as the 17th century, Robin Vose recounts in his new …

Wilton, CT – A large historic pen sketch hand drawn and signed by Apollo XI astronaut Neil Armstrong, a manuscript fragment from George Washington’s handwriting of the first draft of his inaugural address in 1789, and the Black-Scholes-Merton formula handwritten and signed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert C. Merton are just a few of the …

This summer, I became fascinated with small free libraries. For those who don’t know, it is the official organization that encourages residential neighborhoods to create and install community libraries. They operate under the implicit regulation of take one book and leave one back. This fascination started when I decided to sort through my library and …

Preamble to the US Constitution atop the US flag. On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention signed our nation’s new legal foundation, the United States Constitution. Now a federal holiday also known as Citizenship Day, this commemoration of the world’s oldest functioning constitution serves as the perfect starting point for a year …

Advertising After laying it dormant for several decades, the Hong Kong government, amid the ongoing crackdown on the opposition, has dusted off a sedition law under the Local Crimes Ordinance to be enforced in many many lawsuits. Public advocacy that was once considered lawful public protest and critical debate is now labeled as sedition, with …

Pictures: screenshots Francis Kwarteng, originally from Ghana, has written a very important and ambitious book. The title speaks for itself: “An Intellectual Biography of Africa – A Philosophical Anatomy of African Advancement in the Diopian Way”. (Xlibris, 2022) By “Diopian,” Kwarteng refers to the late Cheikh Anta Diop, the Senegalese-born giant of an academic who …

The value and predictability of standardized admissions tests is stirring heated debate on campuses, and some states have abandoned them amid criticism that the exams favor affluent children whose families can invest in test preparation. The National Center for Fair and Open Testing says more than 1,800 campuses will be optionally or blindly tested for …

DIXON — Two LGBTQ comic books that a group of community members wanted removed for containing sexual content are back on the shelves of the Dixon Public Library after about three months of debate. Controversy erupted in June after a letter signed by a dozen families was sent to library director Antony Deter and city …

TEXAS — As the new school year begins in Texas, the debate over which books are appropriate for the classroom continues. Several school districts in Texas have recently come to national attention for removing certain books, including the Bible and the Diary of Anne Frank. Conservative lawmakers say the cuts focus on books with obscene …

This is, in fact, the directorial debut of queer punk icon, black non-binary goddess Vaginal Davis. The first time I discovered Vaginal was when I was 15, behind the back of Index magazine, which was an arts and culture magazine in the late 90s and 2000s. When I came across Vaginal, I had never heard …

Conservative activists are becoming increasingly powerful in determining what books are on school shelves. Districts in Texas began requiring parental approval for books; in Utah, parents not only have the power to control the books their child borrows, but they have equal status with educators to challenge and review books for inclusion in the library. …

To keep children in the classroom this fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children 6 months and older get a flu shot, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the organization. As students resume pre-pandemic COVID-19 activities, influenza infection rates are expected to increase. COVID-19 safety measures put in place in …

Oklahoma author John Wooley doesn’t stop when answering which author had a big influence on him, but often finds himself on many contested book lists. Wooley, author of more than 25 books and host of the popular KWGS (89.5 FM) show “Swing on This”, first read the “Grapes of Wrath” right after completing his military …

Three library counselors resigned from Kalispell Library after staff found books shot with what police believe was a .22 caliber rifle in a book donation bin, the library manager said this week . The staff resignations follow other recent high-profile controversies at the library, including one over books with LGBTQ themes, said Ashley Cummins, executive …

BRATTLEBORO – The Brattleboro Inclusion Center will offer online and in-person activity classes for the fall season. The activities are free and designed to be open and accessible to all. Presentations The second Saturday of each month at 7:00 p.m., Matt will give presentations on “Things You Don’t Usually See on Ancient Civilizations Tours.” Those …

SHARJAH – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the 11th Annual International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) will witness hundreds of hours of discussions and deliberations insightful insights, workshops, panel discussions and inspiring speeches around the theme of this year’s …

From September 18 to 24 “Books unite us. Censorship divides us. Books open your eyes and your mind to the world around you. The words written by an author can transport you to other worlds. The images that form in your head will allow you to have empathy for the situation in which the characters …

The American Civil Liberties Union last week applauded President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt, which it describes as “a racial justice issue.” This confusing stance sums up how far the venerable organization has strayed from the mission reflected in its name. Under Biden’s new policy, borrowers earning up to $125,000 a year …

There will probably never be another author like Stephen King. I’m not sure there can ever be. Since the publication of his first novel Carrie, just under fifty years ago, King dominated the horror landscape. He arrived during a resurgence of interest in all things scary – after the success of Ira Levin Rosemary’s baby …

Dargaville is home to one of two potential new KDC library centers as a result of Three Waters Better Off funding. Photo / Susan Botting By Susan Botting – Local Democracy Reporter for Northland Two new community library centers are under consideration for Kaipara after the board officially voted this week to sign more than …

The American Civil Liberties Union last week applauded President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt, which it describes as “a racial justice issue.” This confusing stance sums up how far the venerable organization has strayed from the mission reflected in its name. Under Biden’s new policy, borrowers earning up to $125,000 a year …

Milford — Worried about the book ban? It is difficult to ban a book before it is published. And yet, you will still never be able to read this book if the publisher decides to cancel the book and not publish it. This is another type of book ban. This fairly recent wave of author …

More than 1,500 books were targeted for censorship in 2021, according to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, more than the association has seen since it first tracked the statistics in 1957. The majority of these complaints come from parents and community leaders who want children’s books dealing with sex, race or sexuality …

On the bookshelf 10 September books for your reading list If you purchase linked books from our site, The Times may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookstores. Reviewer Bethanne Patrick recommends 10 promising titles, fiction and non-fiction, to consider for your September reading list. The fall 2022 lists moan like the …

Mike Legault, CEO of Moose Travel Network, loves showing tourists the wonders of the Rockies. The company’s tours take travelers through the mountains at a leisurely pace so they can stop and enjoy scenic views and exciting activities.MAGGIE NAYLOR/The Globe and Mail Although more of the season is behind us than to come, there is …

In a Hogwarts Legacy featurette, the developers took viewers on tours of the house’s common room that tease the hidden details discussed in the book series. Over the past few months, WB Games has continued to showcase more Hogwarts Legacy in action. And now that the Harry Potter prequel game has a firm release date, …

Former Prime Minister and head of the PTI Imran Khan speaking to lawyers at Circuit House on September 1, 2022. – Instagram/@imrankhan.pti Imran Khan says he will continue his relief work alongside his political activities. “I will help the victims of the floods more than them,” adds the head of the PTI. He suggests that …

Writing in the Irish Times on Saturday, author Malachi O’Doherty argues that a new Ireland comprising the six northern counties would have to accommodate complicated dividing lines between Catholic and Protestant communities. Critics include Professor Oran Doyle of Trinity College Dublin on Making Sense of a United Ireland by Brendan O’Leary and Can Ireland Be …