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MAY 2018 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 

MAY 2018

01 - May Day
03 - World Press Freedom Day
05 - Cinco de Mayo
05 - Free Comic Book Day
09 - Europe Day
12 - World Fair Trade Day
13 - Mothers' Day (in the USA)
15 - International Day of Families
20 - Pentecost (Whitsun)
22 - International Day for Biological Diversity
24 - Red Nose Day
28 - Memorial Day
29 - Oak Apple Day
31 - World No-Tobacco Day



22/05/2018


THE ROYAL WEDDING - OFFICIAL PHOTOS



 

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Wedding - The day in photos
"Millions around the world watch the union of British royalty and Hollywood glamour
at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England.

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Crowds Gather for Royal Wedding - Photos
"Throngs of people are descending on the historic town as well-wishers try to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
Thousands of police officers are mounting one of the biggest security operations in recent years."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GIANT SALAMANDER

'Living fossil' giant salamander heading for extinction - with pictures - 22 May 2018
"The world's largest amphibian is in "catastrophic" decline, with possibly only a handful left in the wild."

(BBC)


Jing Che of the Chinese Academy of Sciences lifts a giant salamander

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KOALAS

Australia Increases Efforts to Protect Koalas - Text + Audio - 20 May 2018
"Koalas are officially listed as at risk of disappearing in New South Wales, Australia. Now, the state’s government has $34-million plan to protect the beloved animals."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Jane GOODALL

What It Takes - Jane Goodall - Text + Audio - 18 May 2018
"Her study of chimpanzees in the wild changed everything we know about our hairy, tree-swinging relatives.
It also led to profound changes in zoos, in the use of animals for scientific research, and in our understanding of the relationship between humans and the environment."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea's nuclear test site: is blowing up Punggye-ri just for show? - 22 May 2018
"North Korea has invited a handful of journalists to watch as it dismantles its only known nuclear test site, but experts warn the move is purely symbolic"

(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP / FORMER CIA DIRECTOR

Trump attacks former CIA director ahead of Haspel's swearing-in - 21 May 2018
"Trump suggested John Brennan was to blame for Robert Mueller’s investigation, referencing remarks from Fox & Friends"

(theguardian.com)

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US / CHINA

US and China put trade war 'on hold' - 20 May 2018
"Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary, says negotiations over tariffs with China have borne fruit"

(theguardian.com)

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PRISON IN BRAZIL

Prison without guards or weapons in Brazil - with pictures - 22 May 2018
"On the first day in her new cell, Tatiane Correia de Lima did not recognise herself."

+ What's behind Brazil's prison riots?
+ Bolivia's 'tourist prison' 20 years on
+ Mexican comedian brings stand-up to female prisoners
+ The Uruguayan prison where inmates set up shop
+ Prisoners gain focus through prison photography

(BBC)

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ELECTRIC HYPERCARS

Seven electric hypercars we need to see
(topgear.com)


Tesla roadster
"It’s FAST. 0-60mph in 1.9secs, 0-100mph in 4.2secs,
the quarter mile done in 8.8secs and a top speed of over 250mph, fast."

Aspark Owl
"It has butterfly doors, boasts 429bhp and 563lb ft of torque,
four-wheel-drive and a 174mph top speed"

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PHONETICS

Phonetics 50 artists Diaporama ODT
Created by Yvan Baptiste (Ac. Montpellier)

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NEWS LITERACY

News Literacy Introduction: News Through Time - Text + Video - 20 May 2018
"This lesson is based on the News Literacy class at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University.
For more on how to become a news literate citizen, go to http://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/getting-started/"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

News Literacy Lesson 1: Real News vs. Fake News - Text + Video - 21 May 2018
"This lesson is based on the News Literacy class at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University.
For more on how to become a news literate citizen, go to http://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/getting-started/"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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SHOOTING in SANTA FE, TEXAS

Gunman Kills 9 Students, One Teacher at High School in Texas - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 May 2018
"A gunman killed at least 10 people, most of them students, at a high school near Houston, Texas, on Friday state officials said.
At least ten others are wounded. It was the deadliest attack in the United States since a school shooting in Parkland, Florida...
Police have arrested a suspect in the attack at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BLACK CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Black Canyon National Park
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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'MOWGLI'

Mowgli Trailer (2018) Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale
(YouTube)

 

Mowgli's Andy Serkis Explains Why the Time Is Right for a New Take on The Jungle Book
(io9.gizmodo.com)

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MASS SHOOTING

The terrible numbers that grow with each mass shooting
(washingtonpost.com)

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KITE-FLYING

Kite-Flying Gives a Lift to People of All Ages - Text + Audio - 20 May 2018
"Kite-flying has a long history as an activity for adults and children. The custom of flying a piece of cloth high in the sky began more than 2,000 years ago in China.
Since then, kites have been used to do scientific experiments, power boats, take pictures from the air and much more."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENTISTRY

US Museum Shows History of Teeth and Dentist Tools - Text + Audio + Video - 19 May 2018
"Most people do not look forward to going to the dentist. But they might actually enjoy visiting an American museum that explores the history of teeth and dentistry."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 
Exploring the History of Teeth at Baltimore's Dentistry Museum

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MARIJUANA

Marijuana Growers Turn to Hemp to Fight Oversupply - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 20 May 2018
"An oversupply of marijuana has led to sharply lower prices for the drug in the western American state of Oregon.
However, it is also forcing producers to re-think what they are growing."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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20/05/2018


SANTA FE SCHOOL SHOOTING

Santa Fe school shooting: Tears at vigil for victims - VIDEO - 19 May 2018
"A vigil has taken place to remember the 10 people who died and the 10 others injured after a student opened fire at a Texas high school, the state governor said.
The attacker has been identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old pupil at Santa Fe High School.
Most of the ten people who died were students, police said."

(BBC)

 

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ROYAL WEDDING



Duchess of Sussex page on royal website launched
"Profile of new royal includes her comment: ‘I am proud to be a woman and a feminist’...
Prince Harry reportedly told guests he and his wife made “such a great team” and, turning to her, said: “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”

(theguardian.com)

Royal wedding front pages around the world: in pictures
"Photographs of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s kiss dominate the front pages of the world’s newspapers"

(theguardian.com)

What next for newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Honeymoon, titles, where they will live and more
"The Prince and Ms Markle will live in Nottingham Cottage..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

Royal wedding guests moved to tears by Prince Charles speech about his 'darling old Harry'
"The Prince of Wales described how emotional he felt watching his youngest son, whom he still remembers so clearly as a baby, marrying the love of his life."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Royal wedding 2018: Royal Family thanks public - with pictures and videos
"The Royal Family has thanked those who travelled to Windsor for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle...
Ms Markle wore a white boat-neck dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller"

+ Video: Watch highlights of the big day
+ Video: Meghan reveals her halter-neck evening dress before driving into the sunset

+ Five moments from the royal wedding
+ In pictures: The A-list guests
+ #Blackroyalwedding hailed
+ Viewpoint: 'Landmark' for African Americans

+ In pictures: Pomp and ceremony in Windsor
+ The joy of Sussex: What Harry and Meghan need to know
+ Who is Bishop Michael Curry?

(BBC)

Royal wedding live: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry and delight huge Windsor crowds - latest news
"They later left for the evening reception in ultimate style - taking a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, which was originally manufactured in 1968 
and has since been converted to electric power to Frogmore House in Windsor."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Royal Wedding 2018: Pictures of the guests, from Oprah to Elton John
"US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, actors Idris Elba and George Clooney and singer Elton John were among the 600 guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding."

(BBC)

Royal wedding: Who wore what on Harry and Meghan's big day?
"Pastels, florals, as well as yellows and greens were key looks at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle."

(BBC)

Royal wedding 2018: Who's paying?
"From choosing the cake to the flowers and even the chair-covers, anyone who's ever planned a wedding knows it can be eye-wateringly expensive."
+ Royal wedding 2018: all you need to know
+ Queen to receive £6m pay increase from public funds
+ Reality Check: What does the Queen cost us?

(BBC)

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE SUV IN THE WORLD

Karlmannking complete video
(YouTube)

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19/05/2018


ROYAL WEDDING 2018 - 19 May 2018

 

Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan married at Windsor
"Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been declared husband and wife, following a ceremony at Windsor Castle."

+ Meghan's dress in detail
+ Royal wedding: Latest updates
+ In pictures: Pomp and ceremony in Windsor
+ In pictures: The A-list guests

+ The joy of Sussex: What Harry and Meghan need to know
+ How to watch the events
+ Who is Bishop Michael Curry?
+ Reality check: Who's paying for the wedding?

(BBC)


Highlights from the wedding ceremony
(BBC)

The happy couple gazed into each other's eyes
as they exchanged vows

(BBC)
   

Royalty of the celebrity world arrive
(BBC)  

Watch video highlights of Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding
(telegraph.co.uk)

Watch more videos
(telegraph.co.uk)

Inside the royal wedding reception: Details on the food, first dance, and Meghan's bridal speech
"A host of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and David Beckham, were among the 600 invited guests alongside senior members of the Royal family. 
Another 2,640 members of the public were chosen to watch the ceremony from the grounds of Windsor Castle....

+ The menu + The cake
+ The receptions at St George's Hall and Frogmore House

+ The food
+ Fashion and Beauty

+ The entertainment
(telegraph.co.uk)

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