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OCTOBER 2016 - PART 6 - NEW SITES

 

30/10/2016


DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Celebrating 100 years of daylight saving time - VIDEO
"We explore the history behind Daylight Saving Time and the reason that Britain adopted the clock changes in 1916.
DST is now used in over 70 countries worldwide and affects over a billion people every year."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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DAY OF THE DEAD

Bond inspires Day of the Dead parade - VIDEO - 30 October 2016
"Mexico City has held its first Day of the Dead parade, which tourism officials say was inspired by the opening scenes in last year's James Bond film."

(BBC)

Mexico City stages first Day of the Dead parade - Article + Pictures + Video - 29 October 2016
"Mexico City has held its first Day of the Dead parade, complete with floats, giant marionettes and hundreds of dancers and performers."

(BBC)

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ISIS

The cunning and cruel bombs used by Isis to stall the Mosul offensive
"Booby traps hidden in brightly coloured children’s toys are among the terrorist group’s many ploys."

(theguardian.com)

 

What life was like living under IS - VIDEO - 29 October 2016
"The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to the Shahoud family about what life was like living under so-called Islamic State."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Australia asylum: Arrivals by boat face lifetime visa ban - 30 October 2016
"Australia has unveiled tough new plans to bar any asylum seekers who try to reach the country by boat from ever being able to enter.
The lifetime ban on visas would apply even to those travelling as tourists, for business, or who married an Australian."

+ Australia and asylum
(BBC)

Video shows hundreds of migrants camping out in Paris central reservation - 29 October 2016
"After the closure of the Calais 'Jungle' camp, French media report a large increase in the number of migrants sleeping in tents around Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad between Paris’s 10th and 19th arrondissements. Officials say the numbers in north Paris have increased from 2,000 to 3,000, just months after the area was cleared of migrants sleeping rough."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Bob DYLAN

Bob Dylan: Nobel Literature Prize left me speechless - 29 October 2016
"US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan says he accepts his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month."

(BBC)

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DRONES

Reach for the sky: five of the best drones - with pictures - 30 October 2016
"Discover your inner aviator, from the entry level Parrot Mambo to the high-spec DJI Phantom."

(theguardian.com)

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FLOATING HOMES

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing - with pictures - 29 October 2016
"Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change."

(theguardian.com)

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Pablo PICASSO

10 facts you should know about Pablo Picasso
(teded.tumblr.com)

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TOOL

Transform any web page into a document : pdf, word, odt, etc.
(documentcyborg.com)
Thanks to Isabelle D.

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EMOJIS

Emojis Find Their Place in Art - Text + Audio - 28 October 2016
"A Japanese telecommunications company created the first set of 176 emojis. They are now on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)



The set of 176 original emoji characters, which have been donated to the Museum of Modern Art
in New York City are seen in an undated handout image

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MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK

Mammoth Cave: Grand and Gloomy - Text + Audio + Pictures
"This week on our national parks journey, we head to the southeastern state of Kentucky. Here you will find rolling hills and thick green forests.
But beneath the land is a strange and silent underground world. Welcome to Mammoth Cave National Park!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NORTH DAKOTA

Police Remove Pipeline Protesters from Private Land in North Dakota - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 October 2016
"Police have removed dozens of protesters opposed to an oil pipeline from private land in North Dakota. No serious injuries were reported. Native Americans and their supporters are protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. They say it could harm the water supply and destroy sacred sites."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US ELECTION

US election: FBI probe into Clinton emails - what we know - Article + Videos - 29 October 2016
"The FBI has found new emails that may be related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state."

(BBC)

Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails to Be Reopened - Text + Audio - 28 October 2016
"The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced it is reopening an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The FBI is back on the Clinton email scandal because of Anthony Weiner - 28 October 2016
"FBI Director James Comey confirmed in a letter to Congress that the agency is looking at additional emails in relation to its previous investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State."

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MONTY PYTHON

Argument Clinic - Monty Python
(vimeo.com)

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TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE

A Stranger Things Christmas
"In this Peanuts/Stranger Things mash-up, Will Byers returns home from the upside down, but can't seem to shake off that traumatic experience."

(YouTube)

 

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