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Month: September 2017

Week in Review Sept 25th – 29th

Saudi Arabian women allowed to drive A decree was issued late on Tuesday by Saudi Arabia´s king allowing women to drive a car. This would end a longstanding ban on female drivers. The ban is supposed to be lifted in 10 months. A committee will be formed especially to look into how to implement the decree. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world …

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Stanislav Petrov died

Petrov was a Soviet military officer and worked in a nuclear early warning centre and was credited for averting a possible nuclear disaster. In 1983, at the peak of the Cold War he was on duty when the computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. Petrov did not report this to his superiors and possibly prevented a nuclear war. He received data in the …

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Week in Review 18.09. – 22.09.

Hurricane Maria follows in the footsteps of Irma Yet another hurricane has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean. The hurricane made landfall on Dominica late on Tuesday and then made its way to neighbouring Guadeloupe. The people on the French island have been warned to seek shelter and stay inside. Hurricane Maria roughly follows the path Irma took earlier this month. That means the hurricane is …

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Alltagsenglisch für Anfänger

ALLTAGSENGLISCH FÜR ANFÄNGERSTARTTERMIN: 10/10/2017MINI GROUP - MAXIMAL 4 TEILNEHMERN!KURSNUMMER: 10/10 - AE-DIEINSTUFUNGSTEST ERGEBNIS: 0 - 20%STARTTERMIN:10/10/2017ENDTERMIN:02.01.2017WOCHEN:12, 24 oder 36KURSZEIT:10:00 - 11:30 TRAINER/IN:Siobhan aus England Alltagsenglisch = hier bekommen Sie alle Grundlagen für die englische Sprache, von Vokabular über Grammatik bis hin zu einfachen Redewendungen. Es geht vor allem darum Sie zum Sprechen zu bringen und Ihnen die Angst vor Fehlern zu nehmen. Also trauen Sie …

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Week in Review (11th – 15th Sept)

Rohingyas flee from Myanmar Rohingya Muslims are targeted as part of a security operation in Myanmar. UN human rights chief calls it a textbook example for ethnic cleansing. More than 300.000 people have fled to Bangladesh already. The military in Myanmar justifies the violence by calling it a reaction to attacks by Rohingya militants a few weeks ago. They also deny the allegation they would …

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Update on Hurricane Irma and Mexico

Hurricane Irma blasts up the west coast of Florida. More than 3.4 million homes are without power and parts of Miami are under water. Over 6.3 million people have been told to evacuate before the storm. The main airports were closed on Monday, making transportation almost impossible. Although the hurricane has been downgraded from category three to one but still the winds are strong and …

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Week in Review Sept 04th – 08th

Hurricane Irma The hurricane made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean earlier on Wednesday and is possibly headed for Florida this weekend. Hurricane Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. Officials warned people and urged them to seek protection. Many homes on Barbuda and the neighboring island Antigua are not build on a concrete foundation. The National …

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Week in Review (28th Aug – 01st Sept)

North Korea fires missile over Japan North Korea fired a missile into Japan´s airspace on Tuesday, the prime minister of Japan called it an “unprecedented, serious threat”. It was not immediately clear what type of missile had been fired but by now it is confirmed that it was a ballistic missile. North Korea has never before used a ballistic missile, which is designed for military …

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