Oregon shooting: Statistics behind 'routine' US gun violence - 2 October 2015
"For the 15th time since he was sworn in as US president, Barack Obama attempted on Thursday to make some sense
of an act of mass gun violence and the laws that allowed it to happen."
+ US gun crime in 2015
+ Barack Obama and gun crime + Homicide rate + US gun and terrorism
Mexico: Migration through a lens- 6 October 2015
"An exhibition of photographs by members of a citizen photojournalism tour to Mexico
highlights the human side of migration to the United States."
How Hamburg is trying to make space for refugees - VIDEO - 5 October 2015
"There are reports that Germany could expect up to one and a half million refugees and migrants this year,
nearly double what the government has officially estimated.
Many towns and cities are struggling to cope with the record influx of asylum seekers.
Jenny Hill reports from Hamburg."
Hamburg's solution to migrant housing crisis- VIDEO - 5 October 2015
"The number of people seeking asylum in Germany in 2015 could reach 1.5 million, according to German media.
The figure is double that which was previously estimated, but has not been confirmed by the government.
In order to cope with the influx of migrants, authorities in the city of Hamburg have decided to turn shipping containers into accommodation,
as Jenny Hill reports."
Elon Musk won't nuke Mars, he'll just give it 2 temporary suns- 3 October 2015
"Elon Musk has made no secret of his desire to colonize and, perhaps, travel to Mars.
Now, the possible discovery of liquid water on the red planet has reenergized his affection for it
and now he's trying to clarify his idea for heating up the planet with nuclear bombs...
he wants to launch fusion bombs into the sky over Mars' two poles to create tiny pulse suns."
California enacts right-to-die law for terminally ill- Article + Video - 5 October 2015
"California has joined four other US states that allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with a doctor's supervision...
Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana already have similar laws in place."
Map Of Stereotypes
"Crazy-talented 17-year-old Slovakian artist Martin Vargic has an entire book of mapsout now, which features this, the “Map of Stereotypes.”
The level of detail is insane, and the stereotypes, ranging from country-wide to regional, are quite hilarious."
New Zealand Creating Huge Marine Reserve - Text + Audio - 5 October 2015
"Marine reserves are special places offer great opportunities to see rare and abundant sea creatures and environments.
The Kermedec Sanctuary will cover 620 thousand square kilometers of largely clean ocean.
It will be one of the largest marine reserves to protect wildlife in the South Pacific."
Cecil the Lion Could Help Protect Other Animals - Text + Audio - 2 October 2015
"The head of the animal rights group Born Free USA says the killing of Cecil the lion put a face on issues conservation groups have been addressing for years. Current campaigns aim to stop trophy hunting and cruelty to elephants in Africa."
Volkswagen to recall 11 million cars (October 02, 2015) - a lesson plan with audio
" The troubled German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it will recall around 11 million cars following its recent emissions tests scandal."
"Here's a crossword based on vocabulary connected with rugby. If the embedded version above doesn't work, try this one instead.
Alternatively, you can download this PDF version."
Tom Szaky: Eliminating the Idea of Waste
"Hear Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of one of the world's leading environmental companies,
share the ways TerraCycle is repurposing non-recyclable and hard-to-recycle waste."
News Words: Recycling- VIDEO - 2 October 2015
"This news word gets used again and again. Hear the word used in a news story and our hosts will tell you more about the word recycling."
Migrant crisis: Crossing before the borders close- Video - 3 October 2015
"Of the 180,000 refugees and migrants who entered Germany in September, 140,000 passed through Hungary.
But despite the tough rhetoric of its leaders and the fence it is building along its southern borders,
Hungary has still not carried out its threat to seal its border with Croatia.
The BBC's Nick Thorpe reports from the Hungary-Croatia border."
Asian Immigrants to Overtake Hispanics - Text + Audio - 3 October 2015
"A new study by the Pew Research Center says Asians will be the top immigrant group in the year 2065.
Fifty years from now, there will be more Asian than Hispanic immigrants in the United States.
And, they say, no race or ethnic group will have a majority in the country."
Dans le cadre du partenariat Éduthèque, la BBC Worldwide Learning met à disposition de tous les enseignants
un premier ensemble de 60 vidéos classées dans la nouvelle thématique « Cultures et langues »
qui rassemble les partenaires intéressant particulièrement l’enseignement des langues vivantes.
Très prochainement les enseignants accèderont gratuitement à une totalité de 175 reportages vidéos.
Ceux-ci porteront sur des sujets tels que la santé, l’environnement, l’éducation, les nouvelles technologies, la littérature, le cinéma,
l’histoire et la géographie, mais également sur les principaux enjeux et débats de société.
Ces ressources sont classées en fonction des niveaux établis par le cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues (CECRL)
et s’adressent aux enseignants du secondaire.
Chaque vidéo, disponible en ligne et téléchargeable, est assortie d’un sous-titrage et d’une transcription,
utilisable selon les conditions générales d’utilisation.
Thanks to Sophie PICARD (Ac. Besançon)
Obama urges gun control after Oregon shooting - VIDEO | 01:35
"US President Barack Obama voices anger and sadness after the country's latest deadly shooting,
this time at an Oregon community college, and makes another impassioned plea for gun control legislation."
Another Mass Shooting in the U.S.- Text + Audio - 1 October 2015
"A young male gunman killed 10 people Thursday afternoon at a community college in rural Oregon.
The gunman, in his 20s, opened fire in classrooms around midmorning, according to the New York Times and the social media site, Twitter.
The shooting lasted about a minute, sources said."
Snapchat to launch sponsored selfies- 1 October 2015
"Snapchat is preparing to launch a new advertising format that will allow brands to slip in to teenagers’ selfies,
as it hunts for ways to make money from its young audience."
Great Barrier Reef Choking on Pollutants- Text + Audio + Video - 1 October 2015
"The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia. It is the largest living organism on Earth.
However, the reef is being damaged by climate change and pollutants from farms that flow into the reef."
The Open Boat by Stephen Crane, Part Two- Text + Audio + Video + Quiz + Lesson plan - 1 October 2015
"We continue the story of “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane. As we told you last week, the story is based on true events.
In eighteen ninety-six, Crane was traveling to Cuba as a news reporter. On his way there, his ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
Crane climbed into the last remaining lifeboat."
Inside the UN's headquarters – in pictures
"As leaders from almost 200 countries gather for the UN’s annual general assembly, Reuters photographer Mike Segar documented
quieter moments at the intergovernmental organisation’s 7-hectare headquarters on Manhattan’s East Side, New York."
Untested drugs, secret sources: the controversy over executions rages on- 1 October 2015
"Oklahoma stayed the execution of Richard Glossip on Wednesday over questions about its drug protocol, the same day Virginia postponed Alfredo Prieto’s death to decide if the drugs were ‘recklessly’ obtained – and the issue is not a new one."
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"If there were a roster of do's and don’ts for getting ahead and being a great boss, would you use it?
Is there a magic formula for success as a leader? A sure-fire to-do list you could read and check off?
Or how about a never-do-this list, just to avoid the pitfalls?
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Success - a lesson
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Lara Lee for The School of Life titled Success, and the theme of the nature of success. Students talk about success, watch a short film, and read a transcript." Time: 90 minutes
Balkan odysseys and refugee stories – a photojournalist's view - with PHOTOS - 2 October 2015
"Getty Images photojournalist Christopher Furlong spent several weeks in Hungary, Serbia and Croatia
covering the unfolding and unprecedented refugee crisis. He talks frankly to the Guardian about his experiences."
Migrant crisis: In the 'jungle' as seasons change - VIDEO - 1 October 2015
"For months, hundreds of migrants have been living in the so-called "Jungle" - an impromptu camp in Calais.
Conditions have already been tough - with people living in makeshift shelters and relying on food handouts.
But now - with summer turning to autumn, and the European winter just around the corner - life could be about to get even harder.
The BBC's Murad Shishani reports from the Jungle."
Migrant crisis: Why EU deal on refugees is difficult- 25 September 2015
"EU ministers have voted by a majority to relocate 120,000 refugees EU-wide,
as this year's extraordinary influx via the Mediterranean and Balkans continues.
But for now the plan will only apply to 66,000. The other 54,000 will only be moved when governments decide where they should go..."
Britain vs. America: Vegetable Names - Anglophenia Ep 39
"If you want to get your five-a-day in the U.K., you're going to want to know your scallions from your spring onions.
Anglophenia's Kate Arnell teaches us seven vegetables with different names in America and Britain."
"A symbolic cigarette butt inside Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris.
The city of Paris, littered with 350 tons of cigarette butts each year,
is striking back at smokers with a new 68-euro ($76) fine."
Migrants 'propelled by hope' arrive in Croatia - 29 September 2015
"The UN's refugee agency says the number of migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year
is more than double the total for 2014.
More than 500,000 have already arrived in Europe and many are heading for Germany.
Some 80,000 have travelled through Croatia in the past fortnight, as Orla Guerin reports."
London - centric - with WONDERFUL PHOTOS
"London is a city of immense prosperity and power. But has it succeeded at the expense of the rest of the UK?
Words by Jon Kelly, photography by Jason Hawkes."
(BBC) Thanks to Nancy Hughes (Ac. Lille)
How to Deal with Back-to-School Stress - VIDEO - 30 September 2015
"Leaving behind the carefree days of summer and starting school with routines, homework and expenses can be stressful for everyone
- children, parents and teachers. But you can do some things to help reduce stress."