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OCTOBER 2018

= Crime Prevention Month

01 - International Day of Older Persons
04 - World Animal Day
05 - World Teachers’ Day
08 - Columbus Day
09 - World Post Day
16 - World Food Day
21 - Battle of Trafalgar Day
24 - United Nations Day
24 - 30 - Disarmament Week
29 - World Stroke Day
31 - Halloween



08/10/2018


THE US MID-TERM ELECTIONS

A really simple guide to the US mid-term elections - 4 October 2018
"Two years after Donald Trump was elected, American voters take to the polls again on 6 November for the mid-term elections.
These elections happen every four years in November – so-called because they take place in the middle of the president’s four-year term of office."

(BBC)

Dear young people, "Don't Vote" - 24 September 2018
"This country belongs to whomever shows up. And do you know who shows up for every election? Old people.
But only 46% of people18-34 years old voted in the last election."

(YouTube)

 

Thousands at risk from rightwing push to purge eligible voters from US rolls - 23 September 2018
"Conservative groups such as Pilf publish voters’ details online in what experts say amounts to ‘insidious modern-day intimidation’.
With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, and with so much riding at both national and state level on voter turnout, the stakes could not be higher."

(theguardian.com)

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US SCHOOL

A US school where most students commute from Mexico - with a video - 4 October 2018
"Columbus Elementary school in the US state of New Mexico is just like any other – except the majority of its 600 pupils cross an international border every day for class."
(BBC)

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Bret KAVANAUGH

Trump: US has 'a truly great new' Supreme Court judge in Brett Kavanaugh - 7 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


 

Brett Kavanaugh confirmation: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court battle - 7 October 2018
"President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has been sworn in following weeks of rancorous debate.
The Senate earlier backed his nomination by 50 votes to 48."
+ Video: The moment Vice President Mike Pence announces Brett Kavanaugh's win
+ Video: Donald Trump's nominee has been embroiled in a bitter battle over sexual assault allegations.

+ Why US top court is so much more political than UK's
+ What did the FBI inquiry into Kavanaugh result in?
+ A really simple guide to the US mid-terms

(BBC)

Final vote on Kavanaugh confirmation - 7 October 2018
"Members of the U.S. Senate make the final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.4853497"

(YouTube)


Brett Kavanaugh wins Supreme Court nomination - 6 October 2018
"The US Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, after weeks of rancorous debate.
The Senate backed Brett Kavanaugh's nomination by 50 votes to 48.
Mr Kavanaugh had been embroiled in a bitter battle to stave off allegations of sexual assault."

(BBC)



Brett Kavanaugh: Senators spar over FBI report on top court pick - 4 October 2018
"US senators are sparring over an FBI report into sexual misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee."

+ Video: 'We will not be hoodwinked'
+ Video: How US teens talk about sexual assault

+ Video: Christine Blasey Ford said she was "100%" sure Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her
+ WATCH: Trump supporters brand Ford a liar
+ The Brett Kavanaugh story in 300 words
+ The truth about lie detector tests

+ Why sexual assault survivors forget details
+ Ford's testimony through the eyes of a survivor
+ Simple guide to mid-term elections

+ Are young men in America scared?
+ Classmate: Kavanaugh lied about drinking
+ The women who confronted Jeff Flake
(BBC)
Dianne Feinstein: The FBI report is a "product of an incomplete investigation"

Time Magazine Transforms Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Into A Powerful Cover Portrait - 4 October 2018
"This week's cover of @TIME: Using words and phrases from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony,
artist John Mavroudis (@zenpopart) "recreated her likeness by drawing each letter by hand."

(huffingtonpost.com)



New PBS NewsHour Video Segment: “How the Kavanaugh saga became a teachable moment for schools” - 2 October 2018
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

 

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HOMELESS IN US

Homeless in US: A deepening crisis on the streets of America - with pictures - 8 October 2018
"They seem to be almost everywhere, in places old and new, no age spared. Sleeping on cardboard or bare ground, the homeless come together under bridges and trees,
their belongings in plastic bags symbolising lives on the move..."

(BBC)

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RUSSIA

Russia accused of cyberattacks by U.K. and Dutch officials - from CBC News - 4 October 2018
"U.K. and Dutch officials have accused members of the Russian GRU military intelligence service for a series of cyberattacks whose targets included the Dutch investigation
into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons."

(YouTube)

 

Russia cyber-plots: US, UK and Netherlands allege hacking - 4 October 2018
"Russian spies have been accused of involvement in a series of cyber-plots across the globe, leading the US to level charges against seven agents...
The UK government accused the GRU of being behind four high-profile cyber-attacks, whose targets included firms in Russia and Ukraine;
the US Democratic Party; and a small TV network in the UK."
+ Video: What do we know about the Russian intelligence organisation, the GRU?

(BBC)

Sergei Skripal is a 'traitor to the motherland', says Putin - 3 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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VIDEO

CGI & VFX Trailers: "US: The Conversation" - by Angelo White
"Check out this awesome trailer "US: The Conversation" Set in a dystopian future of an unstable World, a young woman is being held against her will in a secret facility
after being diagnosed with a rare blood type, blaming her kind for what happened to the World.
She starts to discover her abilities and fights to escape her past which has haunted her since its downfall."

US is a sci-fi proof of concept created by Angelo White.
(YouTube)

 

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ROYAL FAMILY

Royal family pictures of the week - 17 pictures - 2 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SELFIES

Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect picture - with a video - 4 October 2018
"The quest for extreme selfies killed 259 people between 2011 and 2017, a 2018 global study has revealed."

(BBC)


"This selfie-taker risked her life on someone's shoulders
at the top of a 180 metre high disused chimney in Romania."

Selfies: A boon or bane?
(ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

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ROBOT

Robot Farm Aims to Bring Fresher Food to US Cities - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 October 2018
"Robotic farming in cities is set to grow in America and across the world in the future.
One farm operating near San Francisco, California is powered by a large robot named Angus."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE PEOPLE BUILDING A GREENER FUTURE

The people building a greener future - with pictures - 1 October 2018
A boom in environmentally friendly construction is creating a jobs sector with massive potential."

(BBC)

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ARCHITECT Renzo PIANO

Architect Renzo Piano on the art of making buildings - with a video - 4 October 2018
"Famous for The Shard among many other iconic designs, the Italian architect Renzo Piano describes his philosophy and his endless search for beauty...
The legendary Genoese architect – considered one of the world’s greatest – has designed, among others, the New York Times Building and Whitney Museum of American Art
in New York, the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, London’s The Shard, and along with Richard Rogers, the Centre Pompidou in Paris."

(BBC)

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THE WORLD'S BEST FOOD CITIES

The World's Best Food Cities, According To TripAdvisor - with pictures
(huffpost.com)

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David ATTENBOROUGH'S NEW SERIES

Dynasties: First look at David Attenborough's new series
"Nearly one year after Blue Planet II, Sir David Attenborough's latest series, Dynasties, kicked off with an exclusive preview video for World Animal Day."

(bbcearth.com)

 

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EARTHQUAKE HITS HAITI

At Least 14 People Killed After 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haiti - with pictures and a video - 7 October 2018
"More than 180 people were also injured by the quake in Port-de-Paix and Gros-Morne."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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INDONESIA TSUNAMI

Indonesia tsunami: Aerial images of debris and survival - 2 October 2018
(BBC)

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ANTI-POACHING

Meet this year's most courageous anti-poaching ranger, as honoured by the Duke of Cambridge - with pictures and a video - 6 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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THE WEEK IN WILD LIFE

The week in wildlife – in pictures - 5 October 2018
"A Malaysian sun bear, lion cubs and a fruit bat in flight are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world"

(theguardian.com)

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AMAZON NEW CASHIER-FREE GROCERY STORE

Amazon’s New Cashier-Free Grocery Store - VIDEO - 22 January 2018
"Amazon Go finally opens in Seattle."

(fortune.com)

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

Scottish independence supporters rally in Edinburgh - with pictures and a video - 6 October 2018
"Tens of thousands march through capital in campaign for second referendum date"

(theguardian.com)

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ALZHEIMER

AI could spot Alzheimer's five years before major symptoms appear - 5 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CLIMATE

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN - with pictures - 8 October 2018
"Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC"
+ IPCC climate change report – live updates and reaction

(theguardian.com)

Final call to save the world from 'climate catastrophe' - with pictures - 8 October 2018
"It's the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures."

+ What could be wiped out by temperature rise
+ What is climate change?

+ Five things we have learned from the report
+ Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say
+ Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

(BBC)

CLIMATE PANEL: CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL CHANGE IMMINENT - 7 October 2018
"A sobering new report issued by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the world is rapidly running out of time to scale back greenhouse gas emissions. The document says that global warming must be kept within 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to stave off catastrophic planetary changes. To do that, fossil fuels must be aggressively phased out to meet net-zero emissions by mid-century. More immediately, emissions would have to drop by about 45 percent below 2010 levels by 2030."

"New UN Climate Report Dims Hope For Averting Catastrophic Global Warming.
Keeping temperatures from rising beyond the Paris agreement’s ambitious target will require unprecedented social changes."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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NASA

60 Years of NASA's Deep Space Missions in One Gorgeous Chart - 5 October 2018
View the full graphic over at TIME
(neatorama.com)

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MAGAZINE

Engine - Un magazine trimestriel, en anglais
"Grâce à Engine, vous accédez à des lexiques ciblés et à des exercices d’entraînement...
Engine est une source d’informations sur les avancées techniques dans les domaines d’intérêt de ses lecteurs : transport, robotique, industrie 4.0, management, etc."

(cdn.techniques-ingenieur.fr)
Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

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