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WONDER how many posed for a moment yesterday to spare a thought of the people who contributed to why you and I are able write and read this column today. Yes, it was World Teachers Day yesterday, a day celebrated on Oct 5 since 1994 to commemorate teachers’ organisations worldwide.
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EVERY year on World Teachers Day we celebrate the limitless contributions made by teachers around the world. Day after day, year in and year out, these dedicated women and men guide and accompany students through the world of learning, helping them discover and fulfil their potential. In doing so, teachers not only help shape the individual futures of millions of children; they also help shape a better world for all.
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ACCORDING to Unesco, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.
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OVER 100 countries observe World Teachers’ Day and PNG was no different, except it was a quite one. We hope the day next year will celebrated bigger and better given the Government’s policy on free education. The efforts of Education International and its 401 member organisations have contributed to this widely spread recognition.
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BEING physically active is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, scientific evidence clearly links regular physical activity to a wide range of physical and mental health benefits such as a reduced risk of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease as well as improving short-term and long-term psychosocial wellbeing by reducing feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression.
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JOSHUA Lockwood Logan was an American stage and film director and writer. He studied in Moscow under Constantin Stanislavsky and began to direct and act on Broadway and work on Hollywood films in the 1930s. He served as an intelligence officer in WWII, after which he directed a series of hit plays and musicals, including South Pacific, which he co-wrote with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
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OFTEN regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century, H.L. Mencken was a journalist, satirist, social critic, and cynic known as the “Sage of Baltimore,” for the city where he lived his entire life. Perhaps best remembered for his satirical reporting on the Scopes evolution trial, which he dubbed the “Monkey trial,” Mencken was frequently critical of myriad groups.
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QUOTE of the day: The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. – Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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