Archive for the 'English Corner' Category

UK Muslims feel ‘more British’ than whites

Posted on July 23 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Research study says UK citizens of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage rate “being British” as key to their identity. Muslims living in the UK feel more British than their white counterparts. It’s a surprising statement that demands an explanation. In a study released in late June, the Institute for Social and Economic Research asked 40,000 households a series […]

July 2012: Photo of the Day

Posted on July 21 2012 by The White House / IM

July 2012: Photo of the Day             This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

Gunman turns Batman screening into real-life ‘horror film’

Posted on July 21 2012 by CNN / IM

The suspect in the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater screening of the new Batman film early Friday had colored his hair red and told police he was “the Joker,” according to a federal law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation. At least 12 people were killed in the rampage and […]

The Tragedy in Colorado

Posted on July 20 2012 by The White House / IM

Just after midnight, a gunman walked into a busy movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire into the crowd. Police report that 12 people have been killed and dozens more are currently being treated for injuries. Just moments ago, President Obama discussed the shooting, calling on the country to stand with those who have been touched by […]

Kalimantan Calls on Mosques to Minimize Use of Loud Speakers During Ramadan + Indonesia’s FPI Speaks Out Against Excessive Loudspeaker Use During Ramadan

Posted on July 20 2012 by Liberty Jemadu / Bayu Marhaenjati /Jkt Glb

The Central Kalimantan administration has called on mosques in the province to turn off their loud speakers outside azan (calls to prayers), as mosques commonly air Koran recitations a during Ramadan. “Don’t use loud speakers when reciting the Koran. Take pity on people of different faiths who want to rest,” Central Kalimantan Deputy Governor Achmad […]

Landlords cash in on the Olympics ( video)

Posted on July 19 2012 by Jessica Baldwin / Al Jazeera

Residents in the East End of London are cashing in by renting out homes at huge premiums Residents in the East End of London are cashing in on the Olympics. Many homes are being rented out at huge premiums.   This post was submitted by Jessica Baldwin / Al Jazeera.

Indonesian soldiers in people-smuggling operation

Posted on July 19 2012 by Michael Bachelard / SMH

FIVE Indonesians military officers have been arrested as they helped 45 asylum seekers make their way to a boat headed for Christmas Island. The men, who were in the uniform of the Indonesian army, TNI, but unarmed, were guiding a convoy of cars and mini-buses towards the south-eastern coast of Java — a popular disembarkation […]

Cincinnati Helps Stranded Indonesian College Choir

Posted on July 19 2012 by Dr. Anthony HT / AP

Cincinnati. An Indonesian choir stuck in Cincinnati after a traveling mishap forced them to miss the World Choir Games was embraced by city residents determined to open their hearts and wallets to get the singers to perform and then to return them home. The effort to help the 49-member Gema Chandra Cendrawasih University Choir from Papua, Indonesia, included impromptu performances, […]

Behind the Scenes with Team USA Basketball (video)

Posted on July 18 2012 by The White House / IM

The USA men’s basketball team played an exhibition game against Brazil at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Monday night as part of the lead up to the 2012 London Olympics. President Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Biden, watched Team USA take on a talented and experienced Brazil squad and capture an […]

Indonesia Media Spain-Portugal Tour #2

Posted on July 18 2012 by Stacey Irawan / IM

Day 2 : Valencia As the world is advancing and corners of the globe are starting their trek towards modernization, it becomes harder each day to preserve the rich cultural history erected in the buildings and monuments of the past. Valencia, our stop today, is a city that marries and embraces its past history with […]

HSBC official resigns over drug money scandal ( video)

Posted on July 18 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Compliance chief at Europe’s largest bank quits over US inquiry that revealed porous anti-money laundering practices. The head of compliance at HSBC has resigned from his position and apologized after a US senate investigation found that Mexican drug cartels laundered billions of dollars through its US division. David Bagley told the senate investigations panel on Tuesday […]

News crew captures massive landslide ( video)

Posted on July 17 2012 by CNN / IM

A crew from Global News caught a landslide in British Columbia on camera.             This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Protests as Clinton holds meetings in Egypt

Posted on July 16 2012 by CNN / IM

Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade Sunday and shouted, “Monica, Monica, Monica” as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria. Clinton said she was in the city to answer critics who believe Washington has taken sides in Egyptian politics. There were already vocal protesters at […]

Unbelievable Singing Parrot ( video)

Posted on July 16 2012 by Grupapa

Unbelievable Singing Parrot                     This post was submitted by Grupapa.

USOC: It’s too late to remake Team USA uniforms for London Games ( video)

Posted on July 15 2012 by CNN / IM

The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is too late to remake uniforms that sport “Made in China” labels for the London Games, though vowed Team USA would march in clothing made in America during the opening of the 2014 Winter Games. The announcement Friday was an about face by the USOC a day after it […]

It’s Time for Congress to Pass the Middle Class Tax Cut Extension ( video)

Posted on July 14 2012 by The White House / IM

President Obama calls on Congress to act now to extend tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans making less than $250,000 for another year.         This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

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