US election 2016 What makes Super Tuesday so super? - Article + Photos + Video - 25 February 2016
"After Donald Trump's resounding win in Nevada, the candidates are already shifting their focus to 1 March or Super Tuesday
- a flood of primaries squeezed into a single day. Super Tuesday can be a day of reckoning for campaigns - exposing candidates
who can't complete on the national stage and instantly catapulting others to the nomination."
Infantino Wins FIFA Presidency - Text + Audio- 26 February 2016
"Gianni Infantino of Switzerland is the new FIFA president. He won in the second-round of a daylong election process on Friday in Zurich.
Infantino takes over an organization ripe with scandal just two years before the next World Cup."
The $265,000 job that no one wants (February 26, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"There is a job available in the small New Zealand town of Tokoroa, but no one wants it. The job is for a doctor and it pays US$265,000 a year."
The Christians held in Thailand after fleeing Pakistan - Article + Photos + Video - 26 February 2016
"A BBC investigation has found that Thailand, a country known for its hospitality to tourists, routinely arrests and detains asylum seekers.
Many are Pakistani Christians who have fled religious persecution in their own country. Some are children.
And they are held despite being UN-registered asylum seekers, whom the UN is under a duty to protect."
Movie Trivia Quiz
"The Academy Awards Ceremony (aka the Oscars) takes place this Sunday, so to get you in the right frame of mind,
why not test your knowledge of movie history with this fun quiz?"
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"You are the Star" by Tom Suriya.
1. First, click on the picture and watch the presentation. Famous Hollywood stars arel watching you from this mural... See if you can identify some of them.
2. Now, click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz. Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)
Thesaurus - Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Words
"Free Thesaurus is a comprehensive online thesaurus of synonyms, antonyms, and related words. The thesaurus contains more than 145,800 unique entries from three top sources: Collins Thesaurus of the English Language - Complete and Unabridged, The American Heritage Roget's Thesaurus, and WordNet." (freethesaurus.com)
Tornadoes Crush Mobile Homes in South US - Text + Audio - 24 February 2016
"Tornadoes destroyed mobile homes, killed at least three and left a trail of death and destruction from New Orleans to Mississippi Tuesday."
Half of world population will be short-sighted (February 24, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Researchers predicted in a new report published in the journal Opthalmology that by 2050, half of the world's population will be short-sighted."
Astronaut Scott Kelly Talks about His Year in Space - Text + Audio - 25 February 2016
"For nearly a year, American astronaut Scott Kelly has been living and working at the International Space Station (ISS), with no running water.
During a news conference from space, he said the second thing he is going to do back home in Houston is jump into his swimming pool."
Scott Kelly: Astronaut and Space Ape- Text + Audio + Video - 25 February 2016
"On Thursday, American astronaut Scott Kelly held his last press conference from the International Space Station.
His historic #yearinspace is coming to an end. But, in a new video, Kelly looks nothing like an astronaut. He was in disguise.
The astronaut was wearing a gorilla costume."
US, China Agree on Sanctions Against North Korea - Text + Audio - 25 February 2016
"The top diplomats of the two nations met to come to an agreement on proposed sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear and missile programs.
The proposal will be presented to the United Nations Security Council. North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006."
Spotlight on Zika Helps Neglected Tropical Diseases- Text + Audio - 22 February 2016
"Neglected tropical diseases afflict more than a billion of the poorest people in the world. Traditionally, these diseases have not received much funding.
But experts say that’s changing. The Zika virus has raised awareness of the need to combat these illnesses."
The Superhero Mythology: The Creation of a Culture
"This is a short documentary about how comic books and superheroes have had a major influence on American culture and worldwide entertainment. Featuring interviews with Jeff Watkins of Cloud City Comics and Toys, Keith Ward, and Joe Musolino, we get a view of how comics have also changed
the personal lives of our experts.
While it doesn't get to every major superhero, I've picked the ones that I felt have had a major contribution to society."
Thanks to Emmanuelle Artault (Ac. Versailles)
Students Learn Hands-on With Animals - Text + Audio + Video - 15 February 2016
"High-school students at the Career Center in Arlington, Virginia are learning firsthand, and hands-on, how to care for animals.
They are at the animal science laboratory, learning about, and taking care of, about 50 species of animals."
Black music : Des chaînes de fer aux chaînes en or
"Comment la musique noire a rythmé le combat pour lémancipation des Afro-Américains sur près de deux siècles,
des champs de coton du Sud profond aux ghettos du Bronx. Un ébouriffant maelström de sons et dimages."
Thanks to Richard Comerford (Ac. Versailles)