Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dedicated to Teachers Everywhere

Taylor Mali is an American slam poet who has been part of four winning teams at the National Poetry Slam competition. What Teachers Make is Mali’s most well-known poem and was born out of an actual dinner conversation he had. You can view Mali giving the recital in this video:

This literary piece of work was performed at the very first Page Meets Stage pairing at the Bowery Poetry Club (a New York City poetry performance space located at 308 Bowery, between Bleecker and Houston Streets in Manhattan's East Village) on November 12, 2005. 

The poem was also the title of a book Mali wrote What Teachers Make – In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. Mali worked as an English, History and Math teacher for nine years and continues to be an advocate for teachers all over the world.

Australian rare earths miner, Lynas, has widened its full year loss, partly associated with extra costs of its Malaysian processing plant in Gebeng, Pahang.But the company said it is targeted to meet the ambitious goal of becoming one of the world’s leading rare earths suppliers. 

Lynas’ full year loss swelled to A$107.4 million for the 12 months to June 30, from A$102.6 million, the company said in a statement. Still, the company obtained its first pay cheque before the end of the fiscal year: a modest A$900,000 for rare earths products – it may be a trifling amount but it is a first step to generating income from Malaysia.

Actually, I would dearly love to see this company bleed. And continue to bleed. Period.

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