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JUNE 2018

= Immigrant Heritage Month

+ End-of-the-year activities

01 - Parents' Day
05 - World Environment Day
08 - World Ocean Day
09 - Trooping the Colour
12 - World Against Child Labor Day
14 - Flag Day
14 - World Blood Donor Day
16 - Bloomsday
17 - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
17 - Father's Day
19 - 23 - Royal Ascot
20 - World Refugee Day
21 - SUMMER / SUMMER HOLIDAYS
21 - World Music Day
24 - World Fairy Day
26 - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26 - International Day in Support of Torture Victims



21/06/2018


HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT CV

How to write the perfect CV – first, refuse to play this stupid game by Suzanne Moore - 19 June 2018
(theguardian.com)

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ROYAL ASCOT

Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot: the most fabulous hats and best-dressed racegoers - 34 pictures - 21 June 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex make Royal Ascot debut - VIDEO - 19 June 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

Racegoers attend first day of Royal Ascot – in pictures - 19 June 2018
"The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse-racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711.
Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while a daily procession of horse-drawn carriages bring the Queen to the course"

(theguardian.com)

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ORDER OF THE GARTER

In pictures: Pomp and ceremony for Order of the Garter - 18 June 2018
"Crowds have gathered in Windsor to watch the Queen and Knights of the Garter attend the annual Order of the Garter ceremony.
The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior orders of chivalry in Britain, with knights chosen in recognition of their public service."

(BBC)

Queen and Knights of the Garter: Hundreds line streets of Windsor to greet royals - 10 pictures - 18 June 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TARIFFS

EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday - 20 June 2018
"The European Union will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against US exports on Friday, a top official has said."
+ Trump threatens more tariffs on China
+ US imposes metal tariffs on key allies

(BBC)

US-China Trade Dispute Worries Investors - Text + Audio - 19 June 2018
"China said it would take measures against the latest tariffs announced by President Donald Trump.
On Monday, Trump asked trade representatives to identify $200 billion in Chinese products that would face a 10 percent import tax."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

The List: the 34,361 men, women and children who perished trying to reach Europe - 20 June 2018
"Since 1993, one group has kept a tally of all the migrants and refugees who died trying to reach Europe.
To mark World Refugee Day, we look at what it tells us about the defining crisis of our times"

Download a PDF of the List here
+ Quick guide: What is the List?
(theguardian.com)

Trump backs down on migrant family separations policy - 21 June 2018
"US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to "keep families together" in migrant detentions."
+ Video: Donald Trump: "You're going to have a lot of very happy people"
+ Video: US youth shelter worker quit after being ordered to separate siblings

+ A series of White House contradictions on migrants
(BBC)

Donald Trump signs executive order to end child separation policy before vowing 'border will be just as tough' - 21 June 2018
- with pictures and videos
"Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep migrant families together on Wednesday
before addressing supporters at a raucous rally to fiercely defend his hard-line immigration policies."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 


 

Trump Signs Order to End Family Separation Policy - Text + Audio - 20 June 2018
"The order says the government will prosecute everyone who crosses the border illegally.
It also calls for providing or building structures to hold parents and children together while their cases are considered in courts."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US Has Separated Families Throughout History - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 June 2018
"Many Americans are expressing shock at the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the United States’ border with Mexico.
But throughout U.S. history, officials have taken such action."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump backs plan to end family separations but shirks responsibility - 20 June 2018
"As anger over policy grows, it emerges children are being sent to ‘tender age’ shelters...
Donald Trump has told Republicans he is “1,000%” behind their immigration reform effort, but did not offer a clear path forward
as his administration faced bipartisan condemnation over separating children and their parents at the border."

+ 'These children are not animals': US house decries separation policy – video
(theguardian.com)

Migrant children: Republicans scramble as US border crisis grows - 20 June 2018
"Republicans are scrambling to draft a bill to address the growing outcry over the policy of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border."
+ Video: The sound of migrant children separated from parents
+ Video: The missing - consequences of Trump's immigration crackdown
+ Video: The US teens training in border patrol

+ Video: US child migrants: Five things to know
+ Psychological impact on separated children
+ Staff demand Microsoft end immigration work
+ Why US is separating migrant children from parents

+ What is Trump's family-separation endgame?
+ Who decided to take the children away?
+ Fenced enclosures hold migrant children
+ Mixed messages on US migrant policy
+ Trump's blame game on separating families
+ Do other countries separate migrant families?
+ WATCH: Where do undocumented US migrants live?

(BBC)

EU rebuked for €36bn refugee pushback gambit - 20 June 2018
"Bloc hikes funds for Africa by 20% but reports highlight rights breaches and lack of accountability.
The European Union is to increase its spending in Africa by more than 20% over the next seven years to a minimum of €36bn (£31bn)
in an attempt to reduce the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean."

(theguardian.com)

Recording of Children Crying Adds to Anger over US Policy - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 19 June 2018
"The recording added to the growing disapproval over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigration children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


 

2017 Sets a New Record for Refugees - Text + Audio - 19 June 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US / UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

US quits 'biased' UN human rights council - 20 June 2018
"The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a "cesspool of political bias"."
+ What is the UN Human Rights Council?
+ Video: Haley: Council has been a protector of human rights abusers
+ Video: UN rights chief says Trump policies are fuelling xenophobia

+ Trump 'in the league of rights offenders'
+ Are we facing a 'post human rights world'?
+ Donald Trump's highly personal diplomacy

(BBC)

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US / NORTH KOREA

No sign of North Korea dismantling nuclear weapons programme, Mattis admits - 21 June 2018
"No one knows when meeting about it will be held either, contrary to Trump’s promise after Singapore summit.
The US defence secretary, James Mattis, has said he is unaware of any steps taken by North Korea towards dismantling its nuclear weapons programme
since the Singapore summit and does not expect any in the immediate future."

(theguardian.com)

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WILDLIFE PRODUCTS

Tusks, bear bile and stuffed beasts: Inside Heathrow's morbid 'Dead Shed'
"Shot by hunters in a faraway land, the big cat’s cadaver was then fashioned into a rug (there’s no accounting for taste) and packed off to the UK,
where it arrived without permits and was duly seized by Border Force’s CITES team (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species)."

+ Ivory poaching | Five facts
+ Illegal wildlife products | Number of seizures over three months

+ The world's most endangered species
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CHEETAHS

Tourism preventing Kenya's cheetahs from raising young, study finds - 21 June 2018
"Research in Maasai Mara linked areas with high density of vehicles to lower numbers of cubs raised to independence"

(theguardian.com)


Cheetah cubs play on the wheel of a tourist safari jeep, Maasai Mara.

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TIGERS

More tigers live in US back yards than in the wild. Is this a catastrophe? - 20 June 2018
"It is easier to buy a tiger in some states than to adopt a rescue dog – and only 6% of the animals are housed in approved facilities.
This is bad for the big cats – and for humans"

(theguardian.com)

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HADRIAN'S WALL

Hadrian’s ​Wall being damaged by illegal metal detectorists - 20 June 2018
"Historic England says treasure hunters have left more than 50 holes along stretch of the wall"

(theguardian.com)


Hadrian’s Wall at Walltown Crag in Northumberland.

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SPECTACULAR BRIDGES

21 of the world's most spectacular bridges
(telegraph.co.uk)


The mind-boggling Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon

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SPACE JUNK

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission - with pictures and a video - 20 June 2018
"A UK-led project to showcase methods to tackle space junk has just been pushed out of the International Space Station.
The RemoveDebris satellite was ejected a short while ago with the help of a robotic arm.
The 100kg craft, built in Guildford, has a net and a harpoon."
+ Video: The junk hardware in orbit represents a collision hazard

+ China space lab comes down over South Pacific
+ Big harpoon is 'solution to space junk'
+ Old satellites will need 'rapid disposal'

(BBC)

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

Millions Take Time to Breathe on International Day of Yoga - Text + Audio - 20 June 2018
"June 21, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, is the 4th yearly International Yoga Day."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


People gather for yoga near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France June 17, 2018.

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19/06/2018


JAPAN EARTHQUAKE

Deadly Earthquake Hits Near Osaka, Japan - Text + Audio - 18 June 2018
"The earthquake has caused hundreds of casualties, damaged buildings and left many homes without water or gas."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured - with pictures and a video - 18 June 2018
"A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200."

(BBC)

Four dead as strong earthquake shakes Japanese city of Osaka - with pictures - 18 June 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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TARIFFS

Trump threatens new tariffs on $200bn in Chinese imports - 19 June 2018
"President warns China not to move forward with tariffs of its own, as countries face potential trade war"

(theguardian.com)

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China - 19 June 2018
"US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row."
+ US-China trade war timeline

+ Video: How hogs and Harleys became weapons in a looming trade war

+ What is a trade war and why should I worry?
+ China vows fast response to US tariffs
+ G7 summit ends in disarray over tariffs
+ US tariffs a dangerous game, says EU

(BBC)

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POLLUTION

Greenpeace: Plastic, Chemical Pollution Widespread in Antarctica - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 17 June 2018
"The environmental organization Greenpeace recently found small samples of plastic and chemical pollution in Antarctica’s snow and seawater."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE IRISH MYTH OF THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

The Irish myth of the Giant's Causeway - Iseult Gillespie - a lesson with a video
(ed.ted.com)



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THE WORLD CUP

Tons Of Videos About The World Cup
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II

20 Surprising Things Queen Elizabeth II Owns - 9 june 2018
(mentalfloss.com)

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ROYAL ASCOT

Royal Ascot steps up crackdown on brawling amid the finery - 17 June 2018
- Course has new initiatives, including more use of sniffer dogs
- Mobile beer hawkers will no longer operate

(theguardian.com)

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CHILD SEPARATIONS AT BORDER

Families divided at the border: 'The most horrific immigration policy I've ever seen' - 19 June 2018
(theguardian.com)

Trump administration scrambles as outrage grows over border separations - 19 June 2018
"Homeland security secretary claims administration is simply enforcing the law as photos and audio of children fuel anger"
+ Homeland secretary defends immigration policy on separating children – video
+ Donald Trump : 'The United States will not be a migrant camp' – video

(theguardian.com)

US migrant family separation: Crying children audio released - 19 June 2018
"An audio recording in which migrant children in the US can be heard crying for their parents has been released
as US President Donald Trump remains defiant over his immigration policy."

+ Why the US is separating migrant children from their parents
+ Trump wades into German migration row
+ Migrant children 'held in cages' in Texas

+ Video: US child migrants: Five things to know
+ Video: The sound of migrant children separated from parents
+ Video: Migrant boys detained in a former Walmart in Texas
+ Video: The missing - consequences of Trump's immigration crackdown

(BBC)

Americans Divided over Family Separation Policy - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 June 2018
"A law requiring that parents entering the U.S. illegally be separated from their children is dividing Americans. Democratic Party members and some religious leaders say
the policy is cruel. President Donald Trump has called on Congress to change the law and pass immigration reforms."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy - 18 June 2018
"The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country at the Mexican border...

In a recent six-week period there were nearly 2,000 family separations following a crackdown on illegal border crossings."
+ Video: Migrant boys detained in a former Walmart in Texas
+ Why the US is separating migrant children from their parents
+ Migrant children 'held in cages' in Texas

+ Ivanka's mother and child photo sparks backlash
+ How Melania compares to other first ladies
+ US attorney general quotes Bible to defend separating families

(BBC)

Melania Trump blames 'both sides' for child separations at border - with pictures - 18 June 2018
"First lady effectively endorses Trump’s false claim that Democrats are responsible for ‘zero-tolerance’ policy"

+ Quick guide: Why are families being separated at US border?
+ US immigration protests as hundreds of children held in Texas facility – video
+ Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody likes seeing babies ripped from their mothers' arms' – video
(theguardian.com)

Melania Trump and Laura Bush join debate over children separated from families at US-Mexico border - with pictures - 18 June 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse - 17 June 2018
- US border patrol allows reporters to visit holding facility
- Melania Trump speaks out against separation policy

+ US immigration protests as hundreds of children held in Texas facility – video
(theguardian.com)

Suicides raise alarm about UK's treatment of child refugees - with pictures - 17 June 2018
"Three Eritrean teenagers killed themselves after travelling to Britain without their parents"

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

Record 68.5 million people fleeing war or persecution worldwide - with pictures - 19 June 2018
"As data shows one in every 110 people is displaced, UN special envoy Angelina Jolie warns of ‘terrible human consequences’ of Syria’s aid shortfall."

(theguardian.com)

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WINDRUSH

UK makes Windrush Day official with £500k grant to support events - 18 June 2018
"22 June each year will honour Caribbean people who migrated to Britain in 1948"

(theguardian.com)

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Emmanuel MACRON

'Call me Mr President’: Emmanuel Macron scolds teenager - 19 June 2018
"Macron told off a teenager during visit to Mont Valerian fort where French resistance members were executed."
+ Emmanuel Macron scolds teenager for calling him 'Manu' - video

(theguardian.com)

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TOBACCO

Tobacco: What You Don't Know Can Kill You - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 18 June 2018
"It is widely known that smoking tobacco can damage the lungs. But many people do not know that it can also cause heart disease and stroke."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VEGANISM

Veganism: Why is it on the up? - with pictures - 18 June 2018
"Across Britain, people are spending more money on vegan products, and plant-based diets are trending online."

(BBC)

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Carlsbad Cavern National Park

Carlsbad Cavern National Park
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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