Police Officer Convicted of Murdering George Floyd

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 21 April 2021 > In the News

The jury in the trial over the death of George Floyd has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Floyd’s family and supporters expressed relief. The court found that it was Chauvin’s actions – kneeling on Floyd for more than nine minutes during … Continue reading “Police Officer Convicted of Murdering George Floyd”

Online Talk about “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 19 April 2021 > What's On

The winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Maggie O’Farrell, is doing a talk at the Irish Cultural Centre, or rather online, for the ICC, on 29 April. She’ll be discussing her winning novel, Hamnet, an imagined biography of Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, who died at the age of 11. O’Farrell had been convinced that … Continue reading “Online Talk about “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell”

Vos manuels numériques pour assurer la continuité pédagogique

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 19 April 2021 > Pedagogy

Pendant cette nouvelle période de classes en distanciel, tous les manuels Nathan, Le Robert et Bordas sont de nouveau en accès libre d’un simple clic sur le site adistance.manuelnumerique.com Sur le site adistance.manuel.numerique.com, vous trouverez tous les manuels existant sous forme numérique, de la 6e à la Terminale, dans toutes les matières. Pour accéder aux … Continue reading “Vos manuels numériques pour assurer la continuité pédagogique”

Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 15 April 2021 > Celebrate

On 15 April every year, all professional baseball teams in America celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, in honour of the player who “broke the color bar”, becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. In post-WWII U.S.A., professional baseball, like so many other things, was segregated. African-Americans could only play in the Negro Leagues, not … Continue reading “Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day”

A Prince Passes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 April 2021 > In the News

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died on 9 April, after more than 70 years of marriage to Queen Elizabeth II. The longest serving consort of a British monarch was just a few months short of his 100th birthday. Philip Mountbatten was, like the Queen, a great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria and another famous royal consort, Prince … Continue reading “A Prince Passes”

Black Lives Matter Honoured

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 April 2021 > Celebrate

The Black Lives Matter movement has been awarded the Sweden’s Olof Palme civil-rights prize, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Olof Palme Prize was created in memory of the Swedish Prime minister and human-rights advocate who was assassinated in 1986. Its jury noted that although Black Lives Matter was founded in … Continue reading “Black Lives Matter Honoured”

Women’s Prize Book News

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 24 March 2021 > What's On

The longlist has been announced for Britain’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021, which will be awarded in July. The prize was created after the 1991 Booker shortlist contained no books by women writers. To celebrate its 25th year, readers voted for a “winner of winners”: Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, … Continue reading “Women’s Prize Book News”

Leading World Trade

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 22 March 2021 > In the News

The World Trade Organisation has a new Director-General: Dr Nkozi Okonjo-Iweala. It’s the first time a woman, or an African, has led the international commerce body. Could a new perspective take the WTO in a different direction? A Harvard and MIT-trained economist, Dr Okonjo-Iweala has spent much of her career at the World Bank, with … Continue reading “Leading World Trade”

David Copperfield: Dickens for the 21st Century

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 22 March 2021 > What's On

The Personal History of David Copperfield is far from the first adaptation of Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel. But Armando Iannucci has given the story a very new feel, while keeping Dickens’ humour and playing with that idea of autobiography and the art of inventing oneself through the act of writing. Iannucci is known for … Continue reading “David Copperfield: Dickens for the 21st Century”