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If you were an avid reader as a child, or if your parents wanted to instill the habit of reading in you, there is no way you wouldn’t have Ruskin Bond or two on your shelf. The room on the roof, The blue umbrella, Time stands still in Shamli…no matter how old you are, the …

Photo provided New comic, ‘The Vitals: True EMS Stories’, features stories of EMS service providers serving the community during worst of COVID-19 pandemic In 2020, winter in Pittsburgh was darker and colder than most. The COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak and hospitals were crowded with patients as more and more people were diagnosed with …

The facts highlight the need for leadership from venture capital philanthropists to encourage a movement in churches to do something big: help meet the goals of reducing the under-5 mortality rate by 2025 . CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 18, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The facts in the new Empty Tombs book point to worrying trends. …

One dark afternoon in December, a message on my phone lit up as a warning signal. “Are you?” This was the third time in two days that Philipp Kiefel, my poker coach, asked me to register to play a specific online tournament. He had a huge top prize of $ 10,000 (£ 7,000 / € …

BOSTON, May 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Before World Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) May 20, global technology strategy consulting firm FrancesWestCo underlines the recent publication by the United Nations of “Don’t leave anyone offline”, the first introduction to companies’ commitment to digital accessibility. The guide includes interviews with several leading global organizations at the …

Each of these works, and the answers to our questions, featured in our series that explored highlights from public collections across the country while art galleries and museums were closed. You can read the four months series here, produced in collaboration with UK Art, which brings together the nation’s art on a digital platform and …

John GreenMarina waters The author of “The Fault in Our Stars”, “Looking for Alaska” and other YA blockbusters, John Green is a superstar in the world of young adult fiction. So his latest book, “The Anthropocene Review,” is a bit of a departure – a non-fiction book aimed at adult readers, but with its signature …

For over 15 years, Elizabeth Kolbert has covered the impact of humans on the environment. Meanwhile, she says, her pace hasn’t changed as much as one might hope. “When I started there was a kind of feeling that if people knew what was going on they would come to their senses and there would be …

According to someone who knew her well, May Virginia Kunz Valencik, the head librarian of the Allentown Public Library from 1942 to 1963, was “half cyclone and half woman.” Seemingly constantly on the move, she had no problem mowing her lawn with an old-fashioned hand lawn mower or hand washing her dishes as she watched …

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a type of coronavirus that emerged in late 2019 called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 develop mild illness. The elderly and people with diseases such as diabetes, cancer, or kidney disease are most at risk of developing severe symptoms. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of …