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– Spanish folk performance brings culture, music to UC for Hispanic Heritage Month | Central Michigan Life

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Spanish and Hispanic culture came alive Tuesday night.
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World's Fastest-Shrinking Countries: Populations in decline - BusinessWeek

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While the rest of the world's population grows, these 25 nations with more than a million residents will see their populations fall dramatically by the year 2050...

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Oregon House passes illegal-immigrant tuition bill - KVAL

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KVAL Oregon House passes illegal-immigrant tuition bill KVAL (AP) — Oregon House lawmakers voted Friday to pass a bill that would extend resident college tuition rates to some young illegal immigrants following a passionate — and at moments heated...
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The Hidden Indentured Class - The American Prospect

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Sex trafficking isn't our only problem—forced labor accounts for a significant number of the estimated 20,000 victims of human trafficking who enter the U.S.
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Forgrave: Brothers journey leads from Sudan to basketball reunion

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The Jok brothers escaped war-torn Sudan and will now face each
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allAfrica.com: South Africa: Use of Official Language Act Implementation Lagging Behind

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The Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, needs to explain why no government departments, public enterprises or entities have finalised their language policies and established language units as required by the Use of Official Language Act of 2012. This information was revealed in recent reply to a DA parliamentary question.

The Use of Official Language Act was promulgated in October 2012 making it compulsory for all national departments, public enterprises and entities to make use of at least three official languages for public communication purposes. In terms of the Act, the Minister of Arts and Culture is responsible for monitoring and driving its implementation.

It is concerning that 13 months later, no real preparations are being made for its implementation. This Act could lead to improved communication between government and its citizens, and better service delivery. It also has the potential to address South Africa's unfortunate legacy of linguistic marginalisation.

 


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The Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, needs to explain why no government departments, public enterprises or entities have finalised their language policies and established language units as required by the Use of Official Language Act of 2012. This information was revealed in recent reply to a DA parliamentary question.

The Use of Official Language Act was promulgated in October 2012 making it compulsory for all national departments, public enterprises and entities to make use of at least three official languages for public communication purposes. In terms of the Act, the Minister of Arts and Culture is responsible for monitoring and driving its implementation.

It is concerning that 13 months later, no real preparations are being made for its implementation. This Act could lead to improved communication between government and its citizens, and better service delivery. It also has the potential to address South Africa's unfortunate legacy of linguistic marginalisation.

 
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Article argues that the Official Languages Act has the potential to address South Africa's unfortunate legacy of linguistic marginalisation. 

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Israel's Brain Drain - The American Prospect

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The American Prospect Israel's Brain Drain The American Prospect Across the crowded lawn in front of the neural computation and life sciences buildings, a student was learning to walk a low tightrope stretched between two trees, and mostly falling...
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Feeling Lost? Geographic Ignorance, and the 12 Games and Apps ...

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... are proficient in geography. In addition, of all AP tests given nationally, the two lowest scoring AP tests are consistently Human Geography and World History (median scores were 2.67 and 2.65, respectively, in 2012).
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Florida Mayor's Bilingual Push Hits Brick Wall

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A mayor in Florida's push for to make his city his bilingual was rebuked, but not by the usual suspects.
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Why Somali militants attacked Kenya mall - The Seattle Times

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Why Somali militants attacked Kenya mall The Seattle Times GEOGRAPHY: The sub-Saharan country covers 224,080 square miles — roughly twice the size of Nevada — on the East Coast fronting the Indian Ocean, with Somalia to the northeast, Ethiopia to...
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Bondi announces anti-human trafficking effort - Florida Today

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Bondi said that in 2011, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center ranked the state third in the number of calls received by the center's hotline.
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AP Human Geography: The Other Inconvenient Truth

I think this because, the video shows us with facts and diagrams about how we humans use way more resources than we should for agriculture. For example, according to the video we dedicate 40% of the earth's available ...
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Formal, Functional, and Perceptual Regions

Describes the 3 categories of regions.

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Syria's neighbours plead for support

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Syria's neighbours make an urgent plea at a UN meeting in Geneva for support in dealing with the ongoing refugee crisis.
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Mali military enters fabled town of Timbuktu - Shepherdstown Chronicle

Mali military enters fabled town of Timbuktu Shepherdstown Chronicle SEVARE, Mali (AP) — Backed by French helicopters and paratroopers, Malian soldiers entered the fabled city of Timbuktu on Monday after al-Qaida-linked militants who ruled the...
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Another Run At Ending Global Hunger – Analysis - Eurasia Review

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Another Run At Ending Global Hunger – Analysis Eurasia Review The Associated Press (AP) quoted the panel as saying: “Our vision and our responsibility are to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to have...
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Typhoon Haiyan Response Troubled By Political, Environmental Circumstances - Huffington Post

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LANGUAGE SKILLS: English Instruction A Priority

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Studies show ten-percent of students in US schools are still learning to speak English. But just one-percent of teachers are qualified to instruct them. Whether it’s a doctor, firefighter, or a bas...

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Studies show ten-percent of students in US schools are still learning to speak English. But just one-percent of teachers are qualified to instruct them.

Whether it’s a doctor, firefighter, or a baseball player, most kids have an idea of what they want to be when they grow up. David Aregbe didn’t. Last year, his dream was learning how to communicate with his fellow fourth graders.

But there was one subject Aregbe did get, math. It’s a subject with its own universal language.

ELL instructors like Magdalena Mujica Voy use other universal ideas like pictures to help English learners.

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shocking facts! is this some kind disease? also in Costa Rica English teachers are not fully qualified to teach 

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Language Facts Around The World

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Yes, we all know there are languages aplenty across the globe, but did you know that roughly 1/4 of the world's population knows a bit of English... and that 12.44% of the world's population speaks Mandarin as a first language?

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Yes, we all know there are languages aplenty across the globe, but did you know that roughly 1/4 of the world's population knows a bit of English... and that 12.44% of the world's population speaks Mandarin as a first language?

Before you head out on your next adventure overseas, check out the below infographic to better equip yourself on the road.

 

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Congo army makes inroads against weakened rebels - Shepherdstown Chronicle

Congo army makes inroads against weakened rebels Shepherdstown Chronicle RUMANGABO, Congo (AP) — RUMANGABO, Congo (AP) — The Congolese army colonel marched triumphantly into town, welcomed by cheering crowds waving palm leaves after his soldiers...
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Video: More than 10000 feared dead as Typhoon Haiyan slams Philippines - Vancouver Sun

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The Philippines has no resources on its own to deal with a disaster of this magnitude, and the U.S.
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Geography, income determine health care in US - KVVU Las Vegas

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Geography, income determine health care in U.S. - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU. Member Center: ... Vaccinating cattle against E.
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Bondi announces anti-human trafficking effort - Bradenton Herald

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E-mail Print. Human Trafficking.
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Learnerator Blog | AP Human Geography and Growth

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A lengthy article in Education Week reports on the dramatic growth trajectory of the AP Human Geography exam. Geography may not be particularly known as a hot topic among today's students—even some advocates ...
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In Israel, population growth is an issue to be avoided at all costs - Haaretz

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In Israel, population growth is an issue to be avoided at all costs Haaretz A totally natural environment has not existed since the dawn of history, he argued, because human beings have adapted conditions to their needs and can continue to do so in...
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Birth rate by country - Thematic Map - World

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‘779,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon’

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The UN refugee agency says 779,000 Syrian refugees are residing in Lebanon.
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