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First Edition Of Harry Potter’s Book Sold For More Than RM300,000

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For Harry Potter’s lovers, owning the printed book version of all the series would be such a pleasure because it could be read over and over again. The printed book version comes in various different themes according to the year it got produced and also by which company it got produced. That is why the first edition of Harry Potter’s printed book version would totally be the holy grail for Harry Potter’s book that people want to own for their personal collection.

This particular and rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book is originally valued at the price of RM160,892. This book is one out of the total 500 hardback first editions that got printed and it was sold by one of the retires British expat specifically from Luxembourg.

Auction for the book took place at the hammer at Hansons’ Staffordshire Library Auction on Tuesday. The anonymous vendor stated that he bought the precious book for his children about 18 months after it was first officially published in the month of June 1997. He feels absolutely delighted with the sale because many people interested.

The vendor said, “The Harry Potter books are truly iconic – in the very top tier of literature for children – and this first edition can only increase in value in the future”. He also added that the money that he got from the auction will be used to pay off his daughter’s student loans.

The book got to be identified as the original first edition of printed Harry Potter’s book by looking at some of these clues. The book was posted to the Derbyshire auctioneers in a tea towel, it also has a duplication of the phrase ‘1 wand’ on page 53 and also an issue number of “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1” that shows the originality of the book. Hansons’ said the final bid came from a private international buyer who was bidding by using the phone.

Mr. Spencer, the person who is responsible to deal with the sale of this first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book stated that it was the highest price paid at the auctioneers for a single copy.

Sources: BBC News.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 11 Operating System

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MOSCOW, June 25 — Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Windows 11, the next entry in the Windows operating systems’ line-up.

Sputnik reported, citing media, that the next iteration of the operating system will feature a new user interface, a simplified start menu, and an updated taskbar. Windows 11 is also said to have new snap controls, a Widgets panel and a starting sound.

According to Carmen Zlateff, director of User Experience for Windows, the new Start menu is optimised in a way that allows a user to quickly find whatever they need. The menu uses cloud technology allowing one to see their recent files on various devices.

The operating system also has new snap layouts, which can be tailored to one’s screen. It also enables use of extra monitors for greater screen space, as well as easy switching between different devices back and forth at one’s convenience.

Windows 11 allows use of several different desktops which can have different apps and wallpapers for various purposes.

Significant parts of the canceled Windows 10X are reported to have been used in the development of the version.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Called ’emart24′, One Of Korea’s Famous Convenience Stores Is Now In Malaysia

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Recently, there has been particularly great news circling all over social media platforms that have made many netizens so excited. It is actually about one of South Korea’s fastest-growing convenience store that is called ’emart24′. According to the news, it has officially opened specifically in Bangsar South. Malaysians are so excited because now there are going to be more store which they can enjoy various Korean’s goodies.

There would be so many Korean products that are going to be sold there such as Korean street food, exclusive Korean snacks, and also Korean beauty products. Korean street food that all the Malaysians are always looking for such as delicious ‘eomuk’ which is a fish cake, sausage, ‘cupbap’ which is cup rice, fried chicken, pau, and also bingsu.

 

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According to the post that stated, “We’re more than just your typical convenience store. Get a variety of Korean products from hot food to cosmetics. All under one roof”. The statement itself would surely make all the Malaysians become so excited to have a visit to Korea’s convenience store.

emart24 also has mentioned that the Bangsar South’s branch is actually the first of 300 targeted to be launched in the country over the next five years with each Reserve Store having its own distinctive characters. For example, their Reserve Store in Bangsar South boasts innovations that are aimed at enhancing the customer experience with a larger space, customized interiors, and a distinct character that sets it apart from other future Reserve Stores so the customer experience is unique every time.

Sources: Instagram emart24.

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Mothers-Teachers Collaboration Makes PdPR A Success

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KINABATANGAN, June 25  — The implementation of home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) requires full commitment from teachers and students, but the role of parents is also important in ensuring its effectiveness.

Teachers at a school in the interior of Sabah are aware of mothers’ influence in the success of PdPR, especially in areas where it is difficult to conduct online learning.

A teacher, Najme Nasir, said mothers of pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Lokan, had given a strong commitment to making PdPR a success since last year.

“The one who gives a lot of cooperation is the mother at home, the one who helps the students a lot is the mother, the one who keeps nagging kids about their homework is the mother.

“For that, we really appreciate the role of mothers in helping their children and also helping us teachers implement PdPR,” he told Bernama when contacted.

Najme said the commitment of the mothers made it easier for teachers to monitor the progress of students at home as some areas in Kampung Sungai Lokan did not have good internet access due to the hilly terrain.

The school’s teachers and headmaster, Masnah Apong, always looking for ideas to encourage students to be interested in learning, he said.

Among them is using their own money to buy school supplies, wrapped them before delivering them to 62 school children at their homes.

“There is no denying that the performance of students in the interior is different from that in the city, let alone when PdPR was launched following the pandemic.

“For us, we want the students here not to be left behind in their studies,” he said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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