"at your library" in the north island eagle: the library celebrates national indigenous people's month

Still catching up on posting my columns.The recent horrific discovery in Kamloops of the remains of 215 Indigenous children, buried in an unmarked mass grave, brought home the horrors of the Residential School system. Many people in North Island communities may be retraumatized by this news, and those who are not directly impacted may still experience profound grief, anger, and sorrow. I know I personally have, and still do.This chilling news came on the eve of National Indigenous People’s Histo...
Tags: Travel, History, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, North Island, Kamloops, Langlois, Port Hardy, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, VIRL, Gwa sala Nakwaxda xw School, At Your Library" Column, National Indigenous History Month, National Indigenous People 's History Month NIPHM, VIRL NIPHM

"at your library" in the north island eagle: summer reading fun for all ages

Summer Reading Club is back, and it’s not just for kids. Children, teens, and adults can all find fun reading challenges – and prizes – at your library. Even infants and toddlers can get in on the fun.SRC is all about motivating kids and their families to read during the summer months. The reason is simple: kids who read in the summer do better in school in September! Reading keeps kids’ brains exercised, keeps them in learning mode. This is true no matter what they read – silly stories, comic b...
Tags: Travel, Src, Middle Earth, Summer Reading Club, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, VIRL, At Your Library" Column

Putting Baby to Sleep

Reassured him over and over that his mommy and daddy were coming home after the wedding~ and that he would see them after his sleep. Sang “Row row row your boat…” countless times- as he has a thing for boats. Whispered the story of Goldilocks more time than Row row row your boat… I changed the storyline a bit as I couldn’t remember the ending so I simply said that when baby bear found Goldilocks in his bed he giggled and climbed in bed with his mommy and went to sleep. How does it end? I left...
Tags: Travel, Gabriel, Goldilocks, French la Vie

#Iran Plans First Oil Export From Gulf of Oman Port Next Week - Bloomberg

Iran Plans First Oil Export From Gulf of Oman Port Next Week - Bloomberg Iran plans to ship a cargo of oil from a port in the Gulf of Oman next week, its first crude export from outside the Persian Gulf and beyond the Strait of Hormuz.“The first vessel has arrived in the Jask region and we expect operations to load heavy crude to start Monday noon,” Vahid Maleki, director of the Jask Oil Terminal, told the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.He didn’t elaborate on the size of the cargo or i...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Iran, Vienna, Donald Trump, Strait Of Hormuz, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Jask, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Islamic Republic News Agency, Vahid Maleki, Jask Oil Terminal, Goreh Jask, Persian Gulf coast

Top 5 Spinach Pies!

Eating greens is delicious and good for you and here are my top 5 Spinach Pie recipes! Spinach grows well during winter and is a nutritional superhouse and the tastiest way to eat it in a pie! Spinach boosts immunity, is anti inflammatory, helps to prevent premature ageing and vision loss so there's plenty of reason to try these spinach pies!
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Teachers are the real deal, tech just a tool

Technology is one tool in a larger arsenal for a superior educational experience, and teachers must be continually trained to use it The post Teachers are the real deal, tech just a tool appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Technology, Education, Unesco, World Bank, Openaccess, Pandemic, COVID-19

Blacksmithing Classes: See Why Touchstone is Best in PA

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Tags: Travel, Arts, Education, PA, USA: Pennsylvania

OPEC+ Calls Meeting for Sunday After Progress Toward Deal - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Calls Meeting for Sunday After Progress Toward Deal - Bloomberg OPEC+ has called a meeting on Sunday, delegates said, after the group made significant progress toward resolving a standoff with the United Arab Emirates that had blocked a deal to boost output.The online conference of ministers is scheduled for 12 p.m. Vienna time, although one delegate cautioned that not every minister had yet confirmed attendance. Ministers from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and Oman met online on Saturda...
Tags: Travel, New York, Iraq, Opec, Vienna, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Riyadh, International Energy Agency, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Saudi Arabia Kuwait, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Baghdad

The Pilgrm Hotel: Some aren't made for the great outdoors

To launch the first campaign for The Pilgrm - London Design Hotel we created a series of ads that use real one-star reviews from Tripadvisor about some of the nature’s most stunning landscapes to show a lot of us need the luxury pilgrm_fairy_pools_6sheetooh_1200x1800_resized.jpg   ...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: a chance to win great prizes, just for reading

In my last column I highlighted incentives being offered by the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) for kids to read, and for teens to stay engaged in learning, through the Summer Reading Club and the Teen Summer Quest. I briefly mentioned the Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and some readers of this column wanted more information. Nothing makes a librarian happier!The Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ASRC) is a fun and easy way to keep your summer reading on track, to branch out and read som...
Tags: Travel, Libby, Summer Reading Club, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, ASRC, VIRL, Vancouver Island Regional Library VIRL, At Your Library" Column, Overdrive Libby

Tension and violence onboard airplanes is soaring, but the CDC still wants flyers to wear masks because the unvaccinated are 'extremely vulnerable'

Travelers have been required to wear masks on airplanes for more than one year. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against lifting the mask mandate on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration's current mask mandate expires on September 13 but may be extended. Thousands of travelers have been banned from airlines for not wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearing masks onboard airplanes is here to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Tsa, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Transportation Security Administration

I work at a 5-star resort as an 'Instagram concierge' who helps guests get the best Instagram shots. Here's what it's like living out my dream job.

Eduardo Vallin. Courtesy of W Punta de Mita Eduardo Vallin, 30, is an 'Instagram Concierge' at the W Punta de Mita 5-star resort in Mexico. Vallin analyzes guests' profiles to recommend the best Insta-worthy photo locations to fit their aesthetic. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Kaila Yu. See more stories on Insider's business page. I like to think I have the best job in the world, since every day I get to work in paradise at the W Punta de Mita, a...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Luxury, Mexico City, Hotel, Vacation, Resort, Guadalajara, Nordic, Punta de Mita, W Punta de Mita, Kaila Yu

Canada Lifts Ban on Cruise Ships – But Why November?

Canada announced that they will lift the ban on cruise ships sailing into Canadian ports beginning in November. The Canadian government also stated that certain “conditions” must be met for the cruise ships to dock.  This includes full cooperation with... Read More The post Canada Lifts Ban on Cruise Ships – But Why November? appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Intel Said to Weigh Testing #AbuDhabi Resolve With Chipmaker Bid - Bloomberg

Intel Said to Weigh Testing Abu Dhabi Resolve With Chipmaker Bid - Bloomberg For Intel Corp., a takeover of GlobalFoundries Inc., would jump-start efforts to revitalize faltering manufacturing capabilities -- though it would also invite a clash with an Abu Dhabi owner reluctant to fully part with one of its most promising investments.Intel has studied the feasibility of buying U.S.-based GlobalFoundries, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified because deliberations ar...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Bloomberg, Intel, Arizona, Abu Dhabi, TSMC, Wall Street Journal, Globalfoundries, KeyBanc, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Amazon com Inc, Samsung Electronics Co, Pat Gelsinger, Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

#Kuwait Credit Rating Cut for Second Time in Two Years by S&P - Bloomberg

Kuwait Credit Rating Cut for Second Time in Two Years by S&P - Bloomberg Kuwait was downgraded by S&P Global Ratings for a second time in less than two years after a fall in oil revenue and increased spending pressured the Persian Gulf nation’s fiscal outlook.The sovereign credit rating was cut one level to A+ from AA-, the fifth-highest investment-grade level, according to a statement Friday. S&P now rates Kuwait two notches lower than Fitch Ratings and on par with Moody’s Investors Service, ...
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Le jardin

Like the British, the French use the word jardin (garden) for what Americans call the "yard." A vegetable garden is un potager, a flower garden is un massif. In Britain, a yard is what we would call a courtyard, or une cour in French. So, this is a photo of le potager dans notre jardin. Left to right: the vegetable garden, the oregano patch, the apple trees, and the grape vines. De gauche à droite: le potager, le massif d'origan, les pommiers, et les vignes. I took this photo a day or so afte...
Tags: Travel, Britain, French Language, WCS, Garden Flowers Plants

10 of Croatia’s best crowd-free places in for a

With Croatia set to go on to the green list, we pick quiet islands and beaches for a post-lockdown escapeLast summer, visitors who managed to make it to Croatia had a taste of what the country was like before the days of mass tourism. And it tasted good. But while honeypots such as Dubrovnik were unrecognisably quiet, there have always been parts of the country where you don’t have to wade through crowds.Places where things move at a less hurried pace, where Croatian life can be savoured, where ...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Heritage, Croatia, Beach Holidays, Walking Holidays, Summer Holidays, Dubrovnik, Europe Holidays, Croatia Holidays

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