First Turkish Cypriot Head Boy for ES

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A Turkish Cypriot pupil has, for the first time in the English School’s long history, been elected as Head Boy. InCyprus – Onat Ataman was voted Head Boy at elections at the school earlier this week. Reacting to the news, Akel welcomed the move saying: “This development shows the progress made in relations between pupils from the two communities.” It ... Read More »

Speaking Greek In March, In Olbia

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Kαι τώρα πώς εξέπεσαν, πώς έγιναν, να ζουν και να ομιλούν βαρβαρικά, βγαλμένοι -ω συμφορά!- απ’ τον ελληνισμό.»  Cavafy. Dean Kalimniou If Cavafy’s poem «Ποσειδωνιάται»  is anything to go by, the phenomenon of diasporan Greeks feeling concerned about losing their mother tongue in their adopted countries is neither a product of the post-colonial, globalised capitalist world or a product of ... Read More »

Jawbone Fossil Fills a Gap in Early Human Evolution

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On the morning of Jan. 29, 2013, Chalachew Seyoum was climbing a remote hill in the Afar region of his native Ethiopia, his head bent, eyes focused on the loose sediment. The site, known as Ledi-Geraru, was rich in fossils. Soon enough, he spotted a telltale shape on the surface — a premolar, as it turned out. It was attached ... Read More »

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder

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In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” Global Research – By Jefferey Jaxen Infowars – Theme: Biotechnology and GMO, Science and Medicine In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, ... Read More »

Of social business ventures and Islamic principles

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The Quran calls for the world’s resources to be used not only to meet individual needs but also moral obligations. The Star – BY MOHAMAD AZHAR HASHIM * INTEREST in the area of social entrepreneurship has gained momentum in recent years. Many studies have been commissioned in this area, including comparative studies to clarify the concepts of conventional entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, and ... Read More »

Speaking Greek At The March

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It was a few years ago now that I was engaged in marching towards the Shrine of Remembrance, clad in full revolutionary regalia. Dean Kalimniou Two elderly women, who were marching directly in front of me, were busy chatting to each other in an idiom that appeared to be that employed by sundry Slavs residing in the geographical region of ... Read More »

Advice for raising bilingual kids

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Whatever your circumstances, here are a few tips on helping your children grow up bilingual, based on expert advice and personal experience. SBS - Jeanne Kim – Quartz Should learning a second language be compulsory in Australian schools? The list of benefits bilingualism brings isn’t getting shorter any time soon. Cognitively bilingual people are better able to switch between tasks, have increased problem solving capabilities, and ... Read More »

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

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As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked. The Independent – ROBERT FISK When world leaders, including Prince Charles and the Australian and New Zealand prime ministers, gather at Gallipoli to commemorate the First World War battle at the invitation of the Turkish government in April, the ghosts of one ... Read More »

Study: Gifted children benefit from bypassing school for university

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While his kindergarten classmates were learning to tie their shoelaces, Jacob Bradd was solving algebra problems. By third grade he was working his way through a university calculus textbook. And at 13, he blitzed HSC extension maths after only knuckling down to study a week from the exams. The Age – Amy McNeilage, Reporter It was this astonishing progression that propelled him ... Read More »