Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2012«

Volvo’s self-drive ‘convoy’ hits the Spanish motorway

May 30, 2012

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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

May 29, 2012

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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

May 29, 2012

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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 by Jason Good

May 29, 2012

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Self-help Advice from a 2 year old. 16 great pieces of advice from a 2 year old

How this CIO Helped Bayer Become Social

May 29, 2012

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How this CIO Helped Bayer Become Social – Forbes. Every time I see another article about how CIOs are wasting their time participating in social media, I’m frequently reminded of one of my favorite Mark Twain quotes, “The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

Chris Jordan pictures some shocking stats | Video on TED.com

May 23, 2012

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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 […]

BBC News – Barcelona uses new media to sell its brand to fans

May 23, 2012

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Barcelona uses new media to sell its brand to fans. The club is looking to use new media not only to inform those other millions, stretching from South East Asia to North America, but to attract overseas supporters to become FCB customers too.

Insults by Shakespeare

May 23, 2012

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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.

The Power of Simple Words

May 23, 2012

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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.

La televisión conectada retoma el centro del hogar y deja de ser la ‘caja tonta’ | Medios | elmundo.es

May 23, 2012

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La televisión conectada retoma el centro del hogar y deja de ser la ‘caja tonta’. La ‘smart TV’ o televisión conectada empieza a reconquistar el centro del hogar, un lugar privilegiado que le había arrebatado el ordenador personal, gracias a las “infinitas posibilidades” de interacción y visionado de contenidos que ofrece y a su sencillez […]

George Best unseen photos

May 23, 2012

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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.

Ed Miliband, you stoke this anti-Europe fire at your peril

May 22, 2012

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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.

The Angels’ Share – review

May 22, 2012

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Cannes 2012: The Angels’ Share – review | Film | The Guardian. Ken Loach‘s latest collaboration with screenwriter Paul Laverty is warm, funny and good-natured. It’s a freewheeling social-realist caper – unworldly and at times almost childlike. Loach has for my money found a happy comic register – happier, I think, than his Looking for […]

Father

May 21, 2012

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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……

It’s Time to Stop Using Chewing Gum and Chicken Wire in Spain

May 21, 2012

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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. […]

Donna Summer’s death

May 18, 2012

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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. .

Spain’s Indignados protest here to stay

May 16, 2012

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BBC News – Spain’s Indignados protest here to stay. Spain’s grassroots protest movement called Los Indignados – “the indignant ones” – is a year old.

The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

May 16, 2012

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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’

May 16, 2012

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 ‘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 from PR Daily

May 15, 2012

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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 – from PR Daily

May 15, 2012

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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. .

Family life’s the best it’s been for 1,000 years

May 15, 2012

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Moral decay? Family life’s the best it’s been for 1,000 years | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Could the euro survive a Greek exit?

May 15, 2012

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BBC News.

BBC News – What ails the Spanish economy?

May 14, 2012

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Once again, markets are becoming nervous about lending to a eurozone government. This time it’s Spain’s turn.

BBC News – ‘Indignants’ cleared from Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square

May 14, 2012

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‘Indignants’ cleared from Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square.

World of Ends

May 14, 2012

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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

May 14, 2012

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Anne Boleyn: witch, bitch, temptress, feminist | Books | The Guardian.

Nuestra cultura heredada no sabe nada de emociones

May 14, 2012

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Blog de Eduard Punset » Nuestra cultura heredada no sabe nada de emociones.

Brendan Rodgers: Spain have been a great model for me over many years | Stuart James | Football | The Guardian

May 14, 2012

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Teachers Are Heroes

May 11, 2012

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Teachers Are Heroes: Teacher Appreciation Week

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