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SEPTEMBER 2016 - PART 7 - NEW SITES

 

30/09/2016


CINEMA

Cell "is a 2016 American science fiction horror film based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Stephen King.
The film is directed by Tod Williams with a screenplay by King and Adam Alleca.
The film stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman."
Synopsis:
"When an electronic signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users are instantly and dangerously re-programmed into rabid killers. Heading north through New England to find his estranged wife and son, Clay Riddell is joined by a group of survivors to battle the horde of murderous “phoners” as their world descends into apocalyptic madness.[4][5]"
(Wikipedia)

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9/11 BILL

US Congress Overrides Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill - Text + Audio + Photos - 29 September 2016
"The U.S.Congress voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill.
The legislation gives courts power to consider cases against foreign states that support terrorist acts on U.S. territory.
Obama opposed the measure because it limits the legal idea of sovereign immunity."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CINEMA

'The Adventures of Indiana Jones' by Patrick Schoenmaker
"Famous archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones is on a quest of a lifetime, but this time he is fully animated in this passion project by life long fan and artist Patrick Schoenmaker. Over the course of 5 years, he has crafted the opening sequence of what would be the tv series to make all other tv shows redundant:
"The Adventures of Indiana Jones"!"

(YouTube)
Read Animated Indiana Jones Fan Film
(neatorama.com)

 

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GRAMMAR

Captain America - Civil War: Superlatives - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

Present Perfect Tense vs. Past Simple: Tom’s Story (English / ESL Video)
"Follow Tom in his everyday life and teach the present perfect tense by contrasting it with the past simple to pre-intermediate level ESL learners."

(YouTube)

 

 

Past Simple Tense - Regular Verbs: The Story of Alice & Josh (A cute, but unfortunately love story.)
- Beginner / Starter Level
(YouTube)

 


Past Continuous Tense vs. Past Simple: The Mysterious Stalker (Suspense Thriller Short - ESL Video)
- Pre-intermediate level
(YouTube)

 

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DRONES

Precision forestry with drones
"DroneSeed offers full lifecycle services for forestry management.
From planting to harvesting, we help our customers maximize the value of their forestland.
An efficient, cost-competitive fleet of drones reduces reliance on manual labor."

(droneseed.co)

 

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APE TRADE

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade - 29 September 2016
"Around 1,800 orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas were seized in 23 different countries since 2005, the figures show.
Since 90% of the cases were within national borders they didn't appear in major data records, which only contain international seizures."

(BBC)

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SPACE

American Businessman Announces Plans for Mars Colony - Text + Audio - 29 September 2016
"American businessman Elon Musk has announced plans to build a colony on Mars.
Speaking in Mexico, Musk said he is building reusable rockets and spaceships to eventually carry as many as a million people to the red planet."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

How Much Would it Cost to Live on the Moon?
"Living on the moon would be very, very expensive, but let's take nine minutes to calculate just how expensive it would be."

(YouTube)

 

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TATTOOS

Tattoo ink contains cancer-causing chemicals – so why isn't it regulated?
"The US is a major global supplier of tattoo inks, and yet little data exists about their impact on our health. That’s worrying regulators in Europe."

(theguardian.com)


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LONDON

On the fly - Jeffrey Milstein's aerial photographs of London
(theguardian.com)


20 Fenchurch Street, or the Walkie Talkie building

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GEMS

These 10 semi-precious stones are so incredibly rare that their value outstrips many of the world's most valuable precious gems.
"There are roughly 200 varieties of natural gemstone known in the world today.
Alongside the world’s precious gems (diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald) are numerous semi-precious stones,
some of which are so incredibly rare that their value outstrips many of the world's most valuable precious gems.
Here are a few of the rarest from around the world..." - with PHOTOS

(mentalfloss.com)

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

How artificial intelligence could change the world - 21 September 2016
Artificial intelligence – what's in store for the business leaders of the future?
(telegraph.co.uk)

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BILLIONAIRES

Mapped: Where the world's 1,810 billionaires call home - 29 September 2016
"There are currently 1,810 billionaires, according to the 2016 Forbes list."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CANADA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal tour of Canada – in pictures - 28 September 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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FESTIVALS IN THE US

The best festivals in the US: in pictures - 23 September 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Shimon PERES

Israel’s Shimon Peres Dies at 93 - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 28 September 2016
"The world is mourning the death of Israel’s Shimon Peres, who passed away Wednesday at age 93.
His death came two weeks after he suffered a severe stroke.
Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, held nearly every major political post in Israel, including prime minister twice, and the presidency."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US ELECTIONS

New Tech Tools Might Help Americans Choose a President - Text + Audio + Video - 29 September 2016
"Many people still do not know who they want as U.S. president. There are new tech tools to help them choose.
They make information about the candidates and issues easily accessible. And they provide an online platform for public debate."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US Presidential Debate Shows Disagreement on Asia Policy - Text + Audio - 28 September 2016
"American presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump showed sharp difference on allies in East Asia in their first debate Monday night.
Clinton criticized Trump’s calls for a possible U.S. military withdrawal from the area if America’s allies fail to pay a bigger share of defense costs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"South Korean Marines take part in a U.S.-South Korea joint exercise last year.
The two allies have held joint exercises to several times this year including naval drills."

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VOCABULARY

Style Quiz #2: Large Numbers
(dailywritingtips.com)

News Words: Allegations - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SAN FRANCISCO

Russian Culture Rooted in San Francisco - Text + Audio + Video - 28 September 2016
"Some people call San Francisco “the Paris of the West,” but the city has many Russian connections."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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28/09/2016


US ELECTIONS

THE CHOICE 2016 - 27 September 2016
"FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to investigate what has shaped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump 
— where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable."

(PBS)

FRONTLINE - Documentary films and thought-provoking journalism
(PBS

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Thanks to Véronique S.


REMBRANDT

David Hockney on what turns a picture into a masterpiece - Article + Pictures + Video - 26 September 2016
"Rembrandt’s perfect drawing, Caravaggio’s invention of Hollywood lighting, Monet capturing a moment in time.
David Hockney and critic Martin Gayford discuss the craft behind the greatest art."

(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Isabelle D.

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OBITUARY

Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93 - Article + Videos - 28 September 2016
Obituary: Shimon Peres, Israeli founding father
Long legacy of Israel's elder statesman
World leaders pay tribute
He "gave hope to millions" says Chief Rabbi

(BBC)

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HUMAN RIGHTS

What are the universal human rights? - a lesson
"The basic idea of human rights is that each one of us, no matter who we are or where we are born, is entitled to the same basic rights and freedoms.
That may sound straightforward enough, but it gets incredibly complicated as soon as anyone tries to put the idea into practice.
What exactly are the basic human rights? Who gets to pick them? Who enforces them—and how?
Benedetta Berti explores the subtleties of human rights."

(ed.ted.com)

 

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COLLEGE STUDENTS

American College Students Know Little of World Events - Text + Audio - 28 September 2016
"Young people in the United States do not have a strong understanding of the world and their place in it.
In a recent survey, only 30 percent of young people knew that the only part of the U.S. government that can declare war is Congress."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CANADA

Canada First Nations chief won't join UK royals for 'empty gesture' ceremony - 26 September 2016
"Grand Chief Stewart Phillip denounces symbolic British Columbia event with William and Kate, calling it a ‘public charade’ amid indigenous struggles."

(theguardian.com)

William and Kate urged to confront past colonial wrongs in Canada - 23 September 2016
"At glitzy reception, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will come face to face with artwork representing ‘cultural genocide’."

(theguardian.com)

Canadian and US tribes band together to fight Alberta oil sands pipelines - 22 September 2016
"Aboriginal tribes from across North America, including Standing Rock Sioux who opposed North Dakota pipeline,
also plan to counter tank and rail projects."

(theguardian.com)

Construction of giant dam in Canada prompts human rights outcry - 9 August 2016
"Site C hydroelectric dam, which will lead to the flooding of more than 5,000 hectares of land, spurs concerns for indigenous people who rely on the area."

(theguardian.com)

Canada begins inquiry into decades of violence against indigenous women - 3 August 2016
"Five commissioners to oversee long-awaited investigation into missing and murdered women as minister hails ‘important step in journey of reconciliation’."
(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Isabelle F.


YACHT

Inside a Russian billionaire's $300 Million yacht
"Designed by Philippe Starck, the "A" has quickly become the most loved and loathed ship on the sea.
WSJ's Robert Frank takes an exclusive tour of Andrey Melnichenko's 394-foot mega-yacht."

(YouTube)

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MARS

SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System - 27 September 2016
(YouTube)

 

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