Georgia, Batumi, Ali and Nino - The Statue of Love
"The Statue of Love sculpture inspired by love story of "Ali and Nino" Created by Georgian artist Tamar Kvesitadze.
The story is similar to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and tells of an Azerbaijani youth who falls in love with a Georgian princess but dies defending his country. The 7 ton statues start their motion at 7 P.M every day and are controlled by computer and lit with dramatic color lighting."
"The 1937 Azerbaijani novel Ali and Nino tells the story of a Muslim man and a Christian woman in the city of Baku who fall in love.
Their cultures will not tolerate such a relationship and they are torn asunder.
This enormous sculpture in Batumi, Georgia by Tamara Kvesitadze tells their story."
This Swimsuit Cleans the Ocean as You Swim
"California scientists have created an absorbent nanosponge material that can be sewn into swimwear and wet suits to soak up water pollution."
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux
Migrant crisis: Slovenia army to help police - Article + Video - 17 October 2015
"Slovenia's army will help police deal with thousands of migrants expected to arrive from Croatia in the coming days,
Prime Minister Miro Cerar says."
Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics
"Vast numbers of migrants have made their way across the Mediterranean to Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis
as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people."
Worldwide Groups Mark World Food Day- Text + Audio - 16 October 2015
"The United Nations Agriculture and Food Organization marked October 16 as World Food Day.
FAO celebrated its 70th anniversary at Expo Milano 2015 with a ceremony and pledges to end hunger around the world by 2030.
Table for Two is also raising money to help feed the hungry."
Mom Commercial- Mom's the best!
"Yes, it’s a parody of the standard “mom” ad, but it’s got its own charms that are different from what you've seen before.
Or maybe not, but he does a great job of throwing you out into left field. You just have to watch it. Contains a tiny bit of NSFW language."
The emoji equation
"Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley and psychologist adviser on Pixar film ‘Inside Out’ , explains
why emojis can help tell victims of cyberbullying that they are not alone."
Thanks to Olivier Dupeyron (Ac. Paris)
Route 66: 'The Highway That's The Best'- Text + Audio+ Video - 17 October 2015
"On November 11, 1926, a 3,900-kilometer long highway was established in the United States.It was not the first American highway.
It was not the longest either. And it might not have been the fastest. But the road inspired musicians, writers and filmmakers.
It appealed to explorers dreamers..."
News Words: Global - VIDEO - 16 October 2015
"Global refers to the whole world. Hear the word used in a news story and our hosts will tell you a bit more about a word used to refer to a lot."
"Voici la matrice des mots croisés que mes 4e euro ont faits en classe sur learningapps sur le thème d’Halloween,
en fin de séquence sur l’utilisation d’un dictionnaire papier ou en ligne."
Créée par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
Halloween symbolsby Isabelle Boresy(Ac. Amiens)
100 Years of Halloween Costumes in 3 Minutes ★ Mode.com
"Carving pumpkins, sipping cider, and trick-or-treating may all be indicative of Halloween, but nothing gets us into the spirit more than dressing up. For centuries, people have celebrated Halloween with costumes that run the gamut from spooky to sweet. Today, we’re revisiting Halloween costumes one decade at a time, and ending with a 2015 costume guaranteed to break the Internet."
US Troops to Remain in Afghanistan, Deploy to Cameroon - Text + Audio - 15 October 2015
"President Obama says he will slow the planned removal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan.
He will also send troops to Cameroon to help in the fight against Boko Haram, and will continue the air campaign against the Islamic State."
Shaun the Sheep: Simple Present
"This movie is marvelous. You must see it. Nothing is said in this scene, so it is very easy even for beginners.
I used it to practise the simple present tense."
What Did They Say? Idioms for Political Campaigns- Text + Audio- 17 October 2015
"Presidential candidates and the political journalists who report on their actions use many idioms and expressions that may only be understood by speakers of American English. If you don’t know what these words and phrases mean, it is difficult to know what the candidates and reporters are saying."
Report: Militants Use Religion to Justify Their Violence - Text + Audio- 17 October 2015
"The U.S. State Department recently released its report on international religious freedom.
Religious Freedom Ambassador David Saperstein said the biggest barrier to religious freedom in the world
was the use of religion to justify violence."
Refugee's flight from Syria: 7,000 miles in 23 days - VIDEO - 16 October 2015
"The journey from war-torn Syria to Europe is a long and often dangerous one,
as people face the perils of crossing the Mediterranean and restricted borders.
Hundreds of thousands of people have travelled this route, seeking refuge in western Europe.
Bilal, 20, from Aleppo in Syria, kept a diary of his journey, as he travelled 7,000 miles in 23 days." SEE Related videos on the right of the page.
The bird that's more valuable than ivory
"The illegal trade in elephant tusks is well reported, but there's a type of "ivory" that's even more valuable. It comes from the helmeted hornbill
- a bird that lives in the rainforests of East Asia and is now under threat, writes Mary Colwell." (BBC)
The polar bears are coming to town - Scary neighbours - 16 October 2015
"For 15 years, Irish anthropologist Martina Tyrrell has studied the relationship between humans and animals in Arviat, an Inuit community on the west coast of Hudson Bay, where the townspeople are increasingly having to cope with a large and dangerous visitor - the polar bear."
The death and life of the great British pub - 13 October 2015
"Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back."
The Crime Museum Uncovered - 9 October 2015
"For the first time ever, never-before-seen objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum are on public display
in this major exhibition at the Museum of London."
US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths- 12 October 2015
"Guardian investigation into consequences of Obama’s migration crackdown reveals US deportees have been murdered
shortly after return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, with study saying as many as 83 killed since 2014."
Gangs sell fake passports to refugees in Athens - VIDEO - 13 October 2015
"Growing numbers of refugees are choosing to avoid the long dangerous journey overland and by sea to reach Europe.
Instead, many are turning to gangs selling forged passports and trying their luck using traditional transport routes."
Columbus Day: Some Love It, Others Not So Much - Text + Audio- 11 October 2015
"In October 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in today’s Bahamas.
Americans honor the event on the second Monday in October.
But critics of Columbus Day say the holiday disrespects native people. Are they right?"
Jobless young people a big problem (October 11, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report says the number of young people without a job is still very high in many countries."
Water Robots Explore the Celtic Sea- Text + Audio- 11 October 2015
"Scientists in England are using water robots to explore animal and plant life in the Celtic Sea.
The Celtic Sea is a body of water off the southern coast of Ireland. The area is known for its exceptional sea life."
Desperate refugees return to Syria from Jordan - VIDEO - 11 October 2015
"A growing numbers of Syrians are returning to their country from Jordan because of poverty and desperate living conditions,
the UN refugee agency has said.
Some are said to want to live in Syria again, while others plan to sell assets to raise money to travel to Europe."
Migrant misery amid mud and rain in Macedonia- VIDEO - 11 October 2015
"The numbers of people passing through Macedonia is rising again and there is a sense of urgency to travel to northern Europe
before the winter makes the journey impossible.
It is already getting cold and wet, and the fear is that people will start suffering much more, as Ed Thomas reports."