We might be just over a week into the new school term but the summer holidays are already a dim and distant memory. The sand has been washed from their feet and the grass stains from their clothes as our children swap their beach towels and football kits for their brand new school uniforms. While there is plenty to be learned from a trip abroad or museum visit, there is no place more important for our youngsters than in the classroom. That is why, every year, we at the Hull Daily Mail and Hull Live celebrate the outstanding achievements of our young people and the adults that guide them along the often tricky path to success. This year, we have 11 brilliant categories to reward the hard-working staff and students of Hull and East Yorkshire - these range from Teacher or Lecturer of the Year and the Apprentice of the Year to Unsung Hero and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award. The Golden Apples celebrate the efforts of our area’s schools and colleges and the people that make … [Read more...] about You can nominate your education heroes for very special awards
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London (CNN)For 80 students in London, the start of the new school year won't feel as mundane as usual. A new academy, overseen by the NFL, has recently opened its doors in the English capital, and pupils will arrive for their first day with a sense of dreamy excitement that comes with studying under the banner of the world's most valuable sports league. The NFL has long sought to gain global appeal by staging games in London, and this October Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium -- the first custom-built NFL ground outside the US -- will host its first fixtures. But today, overseas growth is not only about unearthing new fans, but new players also. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features A teen performs in the NFL Academy's trials, watched by British NFL player Efe Obada (right). Read More 'Well-rounded individuals' For a teenage American football fan living in London -- someone whose appetite for the sport is fed largely by binging on YouTube … [Read more...] about How the NFL is offering a lifeline for teenagers in London
A North-east primary head who has retired after 40 years at the same school has been hailed an “inspiration” to future generations of teachers. Wilma Mutch was treated to a fabulous farewell concert laid on by pupils, staff and the wider community as she left New Deer School for the final time on Friday, July 5. Pupils made their own tribute video and performed a range of songs, dances and sketches including their own take on Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone You Loved’ in which they told their beloved headteacher “we kinda liked you being here at New Deer”. Staff described her as a person who went “above and beyond” the call of duty for both the school and community, but who was, above all, “a brilliant headteacher, boss and friend”. Wilma joined the village’s then junior secondary school in 1979 and was commended over the years for her work with the infants. Her use of imaginative ideas to make learning fun was … [Read more...] about Fabulous farewell for retiring New Deer headteacher Wilma Mutch
We should also, as a State, formally apologise for the disgraceful way so many were treated when they returned - many battle-scarred and traumatised - to our ostensibly neutral nation at the end of World War II. We honour our heroes of 1916 and the War of Independence - and rightly so. They fought a regime that sought to compel the Irish people against their democratically expressed will to remain part of an empire, upon which the sun reputedly never set. But we need to remember, had the Nazis invaded and occupied our Emerald Isle, the worst excess of Cromwell or the Black and Tans would have paled into insignificance beside what the Nazis would have done to us. It wouldn't have been only a case of a few suspected rebels arrested, roughed up, or shot following an ambush. Entire towns and villages would have been torched and their inhabitants murdered. Balbriggan and Cork but far worse. People of allegedly "inferior races" would have been rounded up and killed. The 800 years of British … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: ‘Etch their names for ever’
A snow-white vacation house on a hill, a few kilometers from Ibiza Town. Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, an outdoor pool and a separate guest house with around 500 square meters (5,382 square feet) of living space for 1,000 euros a night. The group mingling on the terrace on the evening of July 24, 2017, drinking champagne, eating tuna tartare and sushi, was discussing delicate topics: How could they make sure that a Russian investor was awarded contracts from Austrian businesses and the government? They were thinking big. Nothing seemed impossible. They discussed casino licenses, the sale of an old luxury hotel, contracts for highway construction -- all of it for the Russian investor. They even discussed a takeover of the Kronen Zeitung, one of Austria's most widely circulated newspapers. The group included a woman who was supposedly from Russia, an Austrian woman with Serbian roots and a master's degree, and three Austrians in leisure attire. At that moment, two of them were already … [Read more...] about The Strache Recordings : Is Austria’s Vice Chancellor for Sale?