May 30, 2012
Volvo’s self-drive ‘convoy’ hits the Spanish motorway. A convoy of self-driven cars has completed a 200km (125-mile) journey on a Spanish motorway, in the first public test of such vehicles.
How film brings the diamond jubilee years to life | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional As we celebrate sixty years of the Queen’s reign, our blogger explains how film can trick your pupils into learning about the UK’s heritage – and their own identity
One bust bank could bring Spain to its knees, warns prime minister | Business | The Guardian. Spain cannot afford to let a single bank or regional government collapse as that would bring the entire country to its knees, the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, warned on Monday.
Self-help Advice from a 2 year old. 16 great pieces of advice from a 2 year old
Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics — like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day. Chris Jordan runs the numbers on modern American life — making large-format, long-zoom artwork from the most mindblowing data about […]
TED-Ed | Insults by Shakespeare. – Video resource with exercises “You’re a fishmonger!” By taking a closer look at Shakespeare’s words–specifically his insults–we see why he is known as a master playwright whose works transcend time and appeal to audiences all over the world.
TED-Ed | The Power of Simple Words. About This Video Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren’t always the best words. In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message.
George Best unseen photos: Manchester United legend in his heyday – Mirror Online. We all know how it ended. The booze, the bloat, the tragically early death. But in his heyday, no-one was more alive than George Best.
May 22, 2012
Ed Miliband, you stoke this anti-Europe fire at your peril | Gaby Hinsliff | Comment is free | The Guardian. Well, who would have thought it? Riding high in the polls, touted as a prospective prime minister even in the rightwing papers, finally Ed Miliband is having a moment.
May 21, 2012
Father from the Wemories Blog. When we are babies, he holds us in his arms. When toddlers, he plays with us. During school years, we say our father is the best, but as we grow up……
May 21, 2012
It’s Time to Stop Using Chewing Gum and Chicken Wire in Spain. By Edward Hugh - Don’t Shoot the Messenger – EconoMonitor “Every leg of the eurozone crisis has been marked by denial of the full scale of the problems. Whether Spain’s authorities have been deceitful or wilfully blind makes little difference at this point. […]
May 18, 2012
Donna Summer’s death: pop mourns singer who transformed dance music Donna Summer, the singer who perhaps more than any other defined the disco era, has died aged 63 of cancer. .
BBC News – Spain’s Indignados protest here to stay. Spain’s grassroots protest movement called Los Indignados – “the indignant ones” – is a year old.
Pass notes, No 3,176: The Dark Side of the Moon | Music | The Guardian. The Pink Floyd album is David Cameron’s favourite. Or is it?
‘Vinyl is not dead. CDs might be’ – Crane.tv video Lauren Reskin and Jason Jimenez, owners of independent Miami music shop Sweat Records, talk about why they set up a record store and what it means to them.
5 writing tips from Winston Churchill. I’ve talked before about Winston Churchill’s gift for language. Here’s a great example of an inspiring speech he gave to get Great Britain behind its leader.
10 everyday words that are often misused Certain word pairs that look or sound alike can cause confusion. I’m not talking about the ones you hear about often, such as “there” and “their,” “it’s” and “its,” and “to” and “too.” That’s the remedial stuff. Here’s an advanced course in confusing word pairs. .
Moral decay? Family life’s the best it’s been for 1,000 years | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian.
Once again, markets are becoming nervous about lending to a eurozone government. This time it’s Spain’s turn.
‘Indignants’ cleared from Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square.
World of Ends. What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else. by Doc Searls and David Weinberger
Anne Boleyn: witch, bitch, temptress, feminist | Books | The Guardian.
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