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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

 

NOVEMBER 2018

= National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
See
Native Americans ( + Page 2 )


 
05 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
07 - Diwali
08 - International Tongue Twister Day
11 - Veterans' Day / Remembrance Day / Poppy Day
16 - International Day for Tolerance
19 - World Toilet Day
20 - Universal Children's Day
21 - World Television Day
22 - John F. Kennedy's Assassination Day
22 - Thanksgiving
23 - Black Friday
23 - Buy Nothing Day
25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
30 - Saint Andrew's Day



30/10/2018


LESSON PLANS

Huge migrant caravan heads to USA (October 26, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A caravan of more than 7,000 migrants are embarking on a thousand-kilometre journey through Mexico to the USA."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Migrant Caravan - Level 4  or  Migrant Caravan - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Longest sea bridge links Hong Kong to China (October 24, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The world's longest sea bridge has opened. It links Hong Kong and Macau to mainland China."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Hong Kong Sea Bridge - Level 0Hong Kong Sea Bridge - Level 1   or  Hong Kong Sea Bridge - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Sea-Crossing Bridge Connects Hong Kong, Mainland China - Text + Audio + Pictures - 23 October 2018
"China’s President Xi Jingping opened the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Tuesday.
The bridge and tunnel system which is over 37 kilometers long in total is considered to be a sign of closer ties between the mainland and Hong Kong."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens - 23 October 2018
"Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began.
Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai."

+ Images of China's mega bridge
+ 'World's longest' hanging foot bridge opens in Switzerland
+ Russia opens controversial bridge to Crimea

+ The mega-machines helping China link the world
+ Do you dare cross China's glass bridges?
+ The bridge where you can 'walk through god's hands'

(BBC)

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SPORTS IDIOMS

30 Sports Idioms
"This post lists and defines terms derived from two or more distinct sports that by extension serve as idioms in other realms of endeavor outside athletics.
(The original meaning is provided in parentheses.)"

(dailywritingtips.com)

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PLANE CRASH IN INDONESIA

Indonesia: Survivors Unlikely from Lion Air Plane Crash - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 October 2018
"The crash of Lion Air Flight 610 has shocked Indonesia. President Joko Widodo ordered the transport safety commission to investigate.
He urged people to “keep on praying” as rescue crews continue their search for victims."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Lion Air crash: Boeing 737 plane crashes in sea off Jakarta - with pictures and a video - 29 October 2018
"An Indonesian airliner has crashed into the sea with 189 people on board."
+ Video: Debris found from Lion Air crash in sea

+ How could a brand new plane crash?
+ Images from the Lion Air plane crash

+ Who were the victims of the Lion Air crash?
+ How likely are you to survive a plane crash?
+ Air disasters timeline

(BBC)

No survivors expected in Indonesia plane crash - 29 October 2018
"A Lion Air plane carrying 189 people crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta."

(YouTube)

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SHOOTING AT PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE

Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple casualties at Squirrel Hill synagogue - 28 October 2018
"Eleven people have been killed, officials say, in a gun attack on a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."
+ Video: "It's a horrific crime scene. One of the worst, and I've been on plane crashes"
+ Video: What's Donald Trump said about guns and gun control?

+ Pittsburgh shooting: What we know so far
+ America's gun culture in 10 charts

+ Gun control around the world
+ Fight or flight: Would you tackle a gunman?

(BBC)

Shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue - CBC News - 27 October 2018
"Police say there are ‘multiple casualties’ following a shooting Saturday morning at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
A suspect is in custody and three police officers were among the victims."

(YouTube)

 

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EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

US mail bombs: Who is George Soros?
"Hungarian-American businessman and philanthropist George Soros has become a divisive figure in global politics and has been ostracised by his home country.
He was the first person targeted in the recent mail-bomb attacks against high-profile critics of President Trump in the United States,
and has been the topic of numerous fake news stories and conspiracy theories.
But who is George Soros? James Wignall takes a look at the man behind the headlines"

(BBC)

 

Man Arrested in Mail-Bomb Scare - Text + Audio + Pictures - 26 October 2018
"U.S. federal agents have arrested a man in Florida in connection with a series of mail bombs sent to critics of President Donald Trump, including Democratic Party politicians."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump critics Booker and Clapper targeted by suspicious mail - 26 October 2018
"Two suspicious packages have been found in the US, addressed to a top Democrat and a former senior intelligence official."

(BBC)

Mail bombs: FBI investigators check Florida leads - 26 October 2018
"The FBI has searched a mail facility in Florida, as investigators try to find out who is behind a series of crude explosive packages targeting several prominent Democrats.
Devices have been sent to eight high-profile people, including ex-President Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro."
+ Video: A specialist "total containment vehicle" removes a suspect package sent to Robert De Niro
+ Video: Donald Trump: "Stop endless hostility"

+ What we know about US mail bomb threats
+ Pence vows to punish senders
+ Why Trump attacks the media

(BBC)

More Bombs Directed at Democrats, Trump Critics - Text + Audio + Pictures - 25 October 2018
"Investigators found three more pipe bombs: one sent to actor Robert De Niro and the others to former Vice President Joe Biden.
They said the devices were similar to the pipe bombs sent this week to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN television."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Explosive Devices Sent to Clinton, Obama, Former Officials - Text + Audio + Pictures - 24 October 2018
"Explosive devices were sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the offices of CNN television in New York.
President Donald Trump condemned the attempted attacks say violence has no place in the U.S. politics."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AI / CANCER

Google: AI Found Breast Cancer with 99 Percent Accuracy - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 24 October 2018
"Google is already deeply involved in developing artificial intelligence (AI) to help doctors identify and treat disease.
The company recently published two new studies showing a high level of success in identifying one of the deadliest forms of cancer."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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KHASHOGGI

Top Saudi prosecutor arrives in Turkey to assist with Khashoggi inquiry - 29 October 2018
"Saud al-Mojeb is due to visit Saudi consulate building where journalist was killed"

(theguardian.com)

Khashoggi murder: Son arrives in US from Saudi Arabia - 26 October 2018
"The eldest son of the murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has arrived in the US from Saudi Arabia along with his family."
+ Video: Jamal Khashoggi and how Saudi critics keep going missing

+ Why Saudi Arabia matters to the West
+ What is Turkey's game with Saudi Arabia?
+ What business does the UK do with Saudi Arabia?

+ How Saudis changed story on Khashoggi
+ All you need to know about Khashoggi's death
+ Who was the victim?

(BBC)

KHASHOGGI'S SON LEAVES SAUDI ARABIA
"The son of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia and traveled to the U.S. after an intervention from the U.S. secretary of state.
The kingdom had initially banned Salah Khashoggi from traveling abroad." [AP]

(AP)

Saudi, Turkish Investigators Say Khashoggi Killing Was Planned - Text + Audio - 25 October 2018
"The statement is another change in Saudi Arabia’s story about what happened to Khashoggi."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Jamal Khashoggi's 'ferocious' murder was planned by Saudi officials days before his death, says Erdogan - 23 October 2018
"Recep Tayyip Erodgan, Turkey’s president, said Tuesday that the death of Jamal Khashoggi was “a savage murder” planned in advance by Saudi officials,
as he rejected Riyadh’s claim that the journalist was killed accidentally by rogue operatives."

(telegraph.co.uk)


 

Erdoğan to reveal 'naked truth' about Khashoggi's death - 23 October 2018
"Turkish president looks set to claim Saudi government murdered journalist, while US tries to reduce fallout."
+ Erdoğan to address Turkish parliament on Khashoggi death – live

(theguardian.com)

Turkish President: Saudis Plotted Journalist’s Killing - Text + Audio - 23 October 2018
"Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the country's parliament that he was not satisfied with Saudi Arabia's explanation of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
Erdogan said the Saudi's plotted to kill the Saudi journalist in Istanbul days ahead of time."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Saudi Arabia Changes Its Story of Khashoggi Disappearance - Text + Audio + Picture - 22 October 2018
"CNN television is reporting on new video showing a person wearing the clothes of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi believed to be killed in the Saudi diplomatic office in Istanbul.
The video raises questions about the Saudi government’s latest explanation for the suspected killing of the journalist."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRANTS

Trump wants to end birthright citizenship in the U.S. - 30 October 2018
"President Donald Trump says he wants to order the end of birthright citizenship,
the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States"

(YouTube)

 

TRUMP: MIGRANTS WILL GO INTO ‘TENT CITIES’ - with videos - 29 October 2018
"President Donald Trump said he planned to put people from the migrant caravan who apply for asylum into new “tent cities” that would be “all over the place.”
Speaking to Fox News, he said: “We’re catching; we’re not releasing. If they apply for asylum, we’re going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place.”

[HuffPost]

Trump Responds To Migrant Caravan By Deploying 5,200 More Troops To Mexican Border - with pictures and a video - 29 October 2018
"There will be more troops deployed to the border than are currently stationed in Iraq and Syria."
(huffingtonpost.com)

Life Inside the Migrant Caravan: ‘Everyone Is Tired’ | Dispatches - The New York Times - 26 October 2018
"The political frenzy is heightening over a so-called migrant caravan heading toward the United States, but who are the people making the grueling journey?
We spent 24 hours with a family as they trekked through Mexico for an up-close view of what’s at stake."

(YouTube)

 

US plans to send 800 troops to border as caravan travels through Mexico - 26 October 2018
"Kirstjen Nielsen says soldiers have ‘no intention’ of shooting migrants as Jim Mattis expected to sign order"
+ Is the US in an ‘illegal’ immigration crisis? Border patrol data suggests otherwise

(theguardian.com)

Trump and the facts about the migrant caravan - 23 October 2018
"The recent caravan of Central American migrants has clearly been on the president's radar. How true are his claims? Aleem Maqbool reports."

(BBC)


 

Thousands of Migrants Enter Mexico Seeking Way to US - Text + Audio - 22 October 2018
"A group of many migrants mainly from Honduras are traveling across several countries in an effort to reach the U.S.
The group has entered Mexico. Officials have asked them to register to seek asylum in that country."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Rohingyas to be repatriated despite UN genocide warning - 30 October 2018
"Bangladesh and Myanmar to start returning refugees days after warning of continuing genocide against Muslims"

(theguardian.com)

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HALLOWEEN

A complete guide to trick or treating – without upsetting any children or neighbours - 29 October 2018
"Halloween is almost upon us and pumpkins are being carved. Here’s the etiquette to follow for a joyful, spooky time"

(theguardian.com)

Halloween - Quizzes and videos
(eslvideo.com)

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US MID-TERM ELECTIONS 2018

US mid-term elections 2018: Why this year's congressional elections matter
"The midterms is the name given to the combination of elections for the US Congress, governorships and local races that take place every two years."
+ How do the midterms work?

+ Gubernatorial elections
+How will they affect Donald Trump's presidency?
+ What are the key issues deciding the races?
+ Historical record of midterm elections
+ Video: Trump: We've already started the wall

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CATS

The strange place dedicated to cats - with a video
"Fluffy felines may have ruled the internet for years, but they have influenced the art world for centuries.
Amsterdam’s KattenKabinet exclusively showcases the art inspired by cats."

(BBC)


Abraham Teniers - Barbershop with monkeys and cats

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MASS WILDLIFE LOSS

WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption - with a video - 30 October 2018
""Exploding human consumption" has caused a massive drop in global wildlife populations in recent decades, the WWF conservation group says...
"Earth is losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions," the WWF's Living Planet Report adds."
+ Video: Is your food destroying Brazil's savanna?
+ Video: The Truth Behind My Fried Chicken

+ 'Shocking' human impact on protected areas
+ Why Guyana's rainforests are a scientist's dream
+ Alarm as China eases ban on rhino horn use

+ Ocean plastic could triple in decade
+ Welsh wildlife at risk

(BBC)

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds - 30 October 2018
"The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists...
The new estimate of the massacre of wildlife is made in a major report produced by WWF and involving 59 scientists from across the globe.
It finds that the vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the global population is destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making,
upon which human society ultimately depends for clean air, water and everything else."

+ Quick guide - Wildlife losses around the world
+ WWF report warns annihilation of wildlife threatens civilisation – video

(theguardian.com)

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HUNTRESS

American 'hardcore huntress' sparks outrage after posing with her kills in Scotland - 24 October 2018
"A professional American “huntress” has prompted a furious reaction from animal lovers around Britain
by posing with a dead goat, a ram and a stag during a trip to the Highlands and Islands...
The shooting of deer, feral goats, and a range of game birds, is legal in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK, although sheep are very rarely shot as trophies."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MICROPLASTIC

Microplastic found in humans for first time leading to health fears - 22 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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AIR POLLUTION

90% of world's children are breathing toxic air, WHO study finds - 29 October 2018
"Report says air pollution is having a devastating impact on children worldwide, storing up a public health time bomb"
(theguardian.com)

Thousands of ships could dump pollutants at sea to avoid dirty fuel ban - 29 October 2018
"Owners planning to install ‘emissions cheat’ systems to avoid having to buy cleaner, more expensive fuel.
Thousands of ships are set to install “emissions cheat” systems that pump pollutants into the ocean to beat new international rules banning dirty fuel...
A report in Nature this year said 400,000 premature deaths a year are caused by emissions from dirty shipping fuel,
which also account for 14 million childhood asthma cases per year."

(theguardian.com)

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22/10/2018


VOCABULARY

28 Good Words from Latin and Greek
"Here is a variety of words for good things, based on ancient words for “good”: Latin bonus and Greek eu."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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KHASHOGGI

Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered - 22 October 2018
"Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a "rogue operation", giving a new account of an act that sparked a global outcry...
Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time on Friday that Khashoggi had died, suggesting he had been killed in a fight with some of the people he was meeting inside the consulate."
+ Jamal Khashoggi killing: The key events
+ Video: How Saudi critics keep going missing

+ How Saudis changed story on Khashoggi
+ All you need to know about his death
+ Who's who in the 'hit squad'?

+ Who was the victim?
+ 'The Arab world is facing its own Iron Curtain'

+ Is this the end of Saudi prince's honeymoon?
+ Why Saudi Arabia matters to the West
+ What business does the UK do with Saudi Arabia?

(BBC)

MPs press Hunt to take action against Saudis over Khashoggi affair - 21 October 2018
"Exclusive: Representatives of all opposition parties say ministers must change stance"

+ Timeline: Jamal Khashoggi's death: a Saudi version of events
(theguardian.com)

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis - 21 October 2018
"The UK, France and Germany have denounced writer Jamal Khashoggi's killing, demanding urgent clarification from Saudi Arabia over his death."
+ Video: Jamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist's disappearance and death
+ Video: CCTV footage shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

+ The Jamal Khashoggi story so far
+ Who's who in alleged Saudi 'hit squad'
+ Khashoggi suspect had 'cyber spy' training

+ Is this the end of Saudi prince's honeymoon?
+ Why Saudi Arabia matters to the West

(BBC)

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ROBOTS

Amazon's robot revolution shows us the future of work - 22 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Humanoid ‘Pepper’ Appears in Britain’s Parliament - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 17 October 2018
"A humanoid robot named Pepper appeared with British lawmakers this week to demonstrate how machines are being engineered to connect with people."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"The humanoid robot Pepper testifies before the Education Committee
in Britain's House of Commons in London, England, on Tuesday October 16, 2018."

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HONDURAN MIGRANT CARAVAN

Thousands of caravan migrants reach Mexico - 22 October 2018
"The mostly Honduran migrants have been travelling by foot for a week now.
Despite initial efforts from Mexico to block them at the border with Guatemala, most have entered illegally by boat.
Aleem Maqbool reports."

(BBC)

 

 

Thousands in U.S.-bound migrant caravan pour into Mexican city - 21 October 2018
"TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - A U.S.-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants whom President Donald Trump has declared unwelcome,
crowded into the Mexican border city of Tapachula on Sunday, setting up impromptu camps in public spaces under a heavy rain."

(reuters.com)

Migrant caravan: Tear gas on Guatemala Mexico border - with pictures - 20 October 2018
"Thousands of would-be migrants are stranded on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, after Mexican police blocked their bid to reach the US."

+ What is Honduras like?
+ Trump makes new threat over border

(BBC)

Caravan of migrants push through Guatemala's border to Mexico - 19 October 2018

 

Caravan of 3,000 Central American migrants crosses into Mexico - with videos - 19 October 2018
+ Migrant caravan in Guatemala breaks through border fence into Mexico – video

+ Mexico has drafted in two planeloads of police to border
+ Migrants hoping to reach US despite Trump’s hostility
+ Trump baselessly claims Democrats are behind migrant caravan

(theguardian.com)

Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border over Honduran migrant caravan - 18 October 2018
"Trump also threatened to deploy the military to stop caravan which plans to head through Mexico toward the US border...
The group of would-be immigrants, which has now grown to as many as 4,000 people, left Honduras and plans to head through Mexico toward the US border, infuriating Trump."
+ One step at a time: desperate families join the migrant caravan

(theguardian.com)

Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border - with pictures and a video - 18 October 2018
"US President Donald Trump has threatened to use military force to completely close the US-Mexico border."
+ Video: The migrant caravan Trump keeps referencing

+ Honduran migrants: 'We left because we had to'
+ Who decided to separate illegal immigrant families?
+ Good news for Honduras' murder capital?

(BBC)

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THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

BORDERLINE - Navigating the invisible boundary and physical barriers that define the U.S.-Mexico border - with pictures - 17 October 2018
(washingtonpost.com)

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'FIRST MAN'

Revivre la conquête spatiale à travers la bande-annonce de "First man"
(zerodeconduite.net)
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First Man - le premier homme sur la lune

Télécharger le dossier.

'First Man' Shows Sacrifice, Risk of Apollo 11 Mission - Text + Audio + Picture - 17 October 2018
"Actor Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in a new film that explores the life of the American astronaut."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LEGAL POT NECESSARY

Legal pot necessary, former premiers say | Power & Politics - 17 October 2018
"Legal pot is necessary whether it’s good or bad, former B.C. premier Christy Clark says because “we lost the war on marijuana.”
Clark and former P.E.I. premier Robert Ghiz discuss legalized weed and how the provinces are handling the shift in drug policy."

(YouTube)

 


Canada Now World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace - Text + Audio + Picture - 18 October 2018
"Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace on Wednesday.
Power was first in line at a store in the eastern city of Saint John’s, Newfoundland."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

US Promises $90 Million to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trade - Text + Audio + Video - 18 October 2018
"Experts estimate that the trade in endangered wildlife, including elephant tusks, rhinoceros horns and tiger bones, is worth $17 billion a year.
Now, hundreds of kinds of animals are at risk of dying out."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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'RECYCLED' WASTE IN MALAYSIA

Exclusive: Britain's 'recycled' waste dumped in Malaysia
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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UK PLASTICS RECYCLING INDUSTRY

UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption - 19 October 2018
"Exclusive: Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans...
British exporters claim to have shipped over 35,000 tonnes more plastic than HM customs recorded leaving this year...
UK plastic exports to other countries have risen since China banned imports this year
"

+ Turkey’s plastic waste imports from the UK are booming – but at what cost?
(theguardian.com)

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OCEAN PLASTIC

Ocean plastic now polluting shipwrecks and desecrating war graves of servicemen lost at sea, warn divers
- 17 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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GREAT BARRIER REEF

P&O cruise ship dumped 27,000 litres of waste on Great Barrier Reef, Senate hears - 22 October 2018
"Australian Maritime Safety Authority report says food waste and grey water spill occurred on 26 August"

(theguardian.com)

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BIOSPHERE 2

25 Years Later: Biosphere 2 Lives On - Text + Audio + Pictures - 21 October 2018
"Twenty-five years after Biosphere 2 was first launched, the project lives on as a controlled environment research center for scientists worldwide."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HOBBIES

Americans’ Favorite Thing To Do - Text + Audio - 21 October 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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INSECTS

Microsculpture: Zoomable Insect Photographs by Levon Biss
"Microsculpture is a unique visual experience. A 10mm insect is shown as a 3 meter print, revealing minute detail and allowing the viewer to take in the structure of the insect in its entirety. The beautifully lit, high magnification portraiture of Levon Biss captures the microscopic form of these animals in striking high-resolution detail."

Check out more over at Levon Biss' Microsculpture - hit the hamburger icon at the upper left-hand corner.
(neatorama.com)

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ANTI-SMOKING AD

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad - 22 October 2018
"The campaign was launched in a four-page wraparound in the Daily Mirror.
One of the world's biggest tobacco firms, Philip Morris, has been accused of "staggering hypocrisy" over its new ad campaign that urges smokers to quit."
+ Video: Have decades of anti-smoking campaigns had an effect?

+ Tobacco giant launches anti-smoking ad
+ Is the vape shop boom about to end?
+ Vapers rise 'to more than three million'

(BBC)

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THE HOMELESS ACROSS THE UK

The Sikh charity that feeds the homeless across the UK- video - 22 October 2018
"Nishkam SWAT (it stands for Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team), started ten years ago as a youth club in Southall. In 2009 they began offering food and support to the homeless in their area. Since then they’ve expanded to locations across London and the south-east, including Reading, Oxford and Milton Keynes, with a network of volunteers that allows them to operate seven days a week. Nishkam SWAT are winners of Outstanding Achievement at the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2018"

(theguardian.com)

 

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WHAT IS THE INTERNET?

What is the internet? 13 key questions answered - 22 October 2018
"Thousands of miles of cables connected to data centres underpin our way of life. How many people are online, what are they doing there – and what comes next?"

by , Science editor
(theguardian.com)

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ARMY PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2018

In pictures: Army Photographic Competition 2018 - 18 October 2018
(BBC)

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