10 quotes on life from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee

first_img10 quotes on life from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper LeeAs a tribute to the famous novelist, Harper Lee, and her groundbreaking work of To Kill a Mockingbird, we have gathered some very famous quotes from the novel you might not like to miss.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 11, 2016UPDATED: February 19, 2019 11:13 IST Jacket of To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird, written by American novelist Harper Lee was first published in July, 1960 by the Lippincott company from Philadelphia, and soon became very successful, even picking up a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The book was loosely based on a child’s view of the world of the 1936 Monroeville, Alabama, where Lee lived as a 10-year-old.Month Club and the Library of Congress Center for the Book carried out a survey in 1991, where they found that as a book, Mockingbird stood only behind the Bible as “most often cited as making a difference”. Some consider it to be the Great American Novel.When the news of Harper Lee publishing her second novel Go Set A Watchman came out, we could only imagine the happiness on the faces of people who have read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee also received the Presidential Medal for Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature.She was named Nelle Harper Lee by her parents as a tribute to her grandmother Ellen. However, she omitted the first name in her books as the name Nelle (rhyming with Bell) might have been confused with Nellie. She was one of the most famous novelists of the twentieth century. Harper Lee died on February 19, 2016, aged 89, when she was sleeping at her residence in Monroeville, Alabama, USA.As we remember the legendary writer, here are some quotes from the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird:Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected] real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow BorivaliFollow Mumbai CST stationFollow advertising networkFollow Andhra Pradesh Open School SocietyFollow Luxury business managementlast_img read more

A measure of US home prices rose 105 per cent over past

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2013 9:00 am MDT A measure of US home prices rose 10.5 per cent over past year, as housing recovery endures WASHINGTON – A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 per cent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006.Core Logic, a real estate data provider, said annual home prices have now increased for 13 straight months. Prices are rising in part because more buyers are bidding on a limited supply of homes for sale.Prices increased in 46 states over the past year — 11 of them posting double-digit gains. And when excluding distressed sales, prices rose in every state.Nevada led all states with a 22.2 per cent annual gain. It was followed by California (17.2 per cent), Arizona (16.8 per cent), Idaho (14.5 per cent) and Oregon (14.3 per cent).Home prices also rose 1.9 per cent in March from February, signalling a solid start to the spring buying season. read more

North American Coal leading Americas industry in mine safety excellence

first_imgThe NMA reports that North American Coal believes that the health and safety of all employees directly relates to its business success. As a result, safety is North American Coal’s top priority in everything it does. The company has established itself as an industry leader in mining safety − having consistently achieved exemplary safety records at its multiple operations.And 2016 was no different. North American Coal was recently recognized by NMA for its superior safety performance in 2016 with a Sentinels of Safety award. The Sentinels awards recognize coal and mineral mining operations in 20 categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours is required for award consideration.North American Coal far exceeded the minimum goal, clocking in at 881,243 injury-free hours.North American Coal achieves safety accolades year after year by establishing management systems, providing training and conduct operations in a manner that safeguards people and property, and by responding quickly, effectively, and with care to emergencies or accidents at operations in cooperation with industry organizations and governmental agencies.Going beyond minimum state and federal regulations, the company strives to apply responsible safety standards where laws and regulations do not exist and reminds all employees, contractors and others working on the company’s behalf that they are responsible and accountable for safety behavior on and off the job.North American Coal is also an active participant in NMA’s CORESafety initiative, which was designed to help mining companies achieve excellence in mine safety and health through a management system that emphasizes continuous improvement through feedback and assessment.The picture shows a Contura Energy roof bolter virtual simulator.last_img read more