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6 décembre 2013 5 06 /12 /décembre /2013 18:29

Poet and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou remembers Nelson Mandela had an extraordinary ability to forgive...

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2 septembre 2013 1 02 /09 /septembre /2013 08:00

The presentation below aims at helping you to  prune

the notion of 'Spaces & Exchanges'



It was created by an onlist colleague -whom I thank : M. COURVOISIER :o)


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28 novembre 2012 3 28 /11 /novembre /2012 13:52

Touring for 24h in New York

Here are some pictures so that you may keep on visiting the  Big Apple  and travelling online :o)

I picked up the video below on a travel website which displays many others on several cities all around the world :


This video shows loads of New York famous monuments and places of interest. It also allows you to discover many New Yorkers' activities and aspects of their daily life.

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9 novembre 2011 3 09 /11 /novembre /2011 19:55

The "U.S. Corporate flag" by Adbusters :

^^ Click to view

the full size picture

As you can see, some logos are different from the ones you got on the worksheet you got last Monday : can you  spot them ?


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23 juin 2011 4 23 /06 /juin /2011 21:03

This infographic aims at showing higher education is no longer for the elite only : the Internet helps to educate oneself. It points out that knowledge (thus... power) has shifted from the institution's hands to the students' :


The infographic was created by Openeducation.net and licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA.

...Getting the document under such a license seems a plain illustration of the way education is spreading more democratically thanks to the Internet :-)

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10 mars 2011 4 10 /03 /mars /2011 00:52

The U.S. map below

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t6rV3U9ZEHM/SbK4Qj18iSI/AAAAAAAASBk/yIrlUgAzw2o/s400/DeathPenaltyChart.jpgshows the present statute of capital punishment in the U.S.A. ...

  Illinois is now the 16th state to abandon capital punishment.

On January 6, the Illinois House approved a  bill to repeal the death penalty by a vote of 60 - 54 and yesterday (March 9), Illinois Governor (Mr Quinn) abolished the death penalty.
The facts sheet below    was issued by the Death Penalty Information Center :
It was updated... on March 9, 2011. This document shows various items such as the race of the defendents executed, the number of exonerations by the State or of executions by region, etc : they are displayed on tables, pie-charts, bar-charts...

USA Today -"Illinois abolishes death penalty -clears death row" :
The New-York Times - "Justice advances in Illinois" :
[you need a (free) subscritpion to read this one]
Time - "Illinois Gov. signs death penalty ban" :
BBC news - "Illinois abolishes death penalty" :



Last but not least... The Chicago Tribune - "Quinn signs death penalty ban, commutes 15 death row sentences to life" :

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16 février 2011 3 16 /02 /février /2011 14:15

... to make their message compelling        TEACHERS' LOUNGE

                                                 [ + possibly B2 & above ]



Ben Zimmer wrote an article relating how Egyptian protesters played with language

to make their case  for their President's resignation :

  http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/misc/nytlogo152x23.gif <<<  read the article

"How the war of words was won in Cairo" was published in the New York Times' "Week in Review" section (February 12, 2011). It starts : "How do you tell a dictator to get lost ? The answer, in Egypt, was with poetry, tech lingo, hieroglyphics and more.[...]"   

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2 novembre 2010 2 02 /11 /novembre /2010 21:52

Midterm elections <<<

  Understand & learn with a few illustrations !


Here you can see the reactions of these regions inhabitants

http://dailyinfographic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/yahoo-ask-america-large.jpgto a few questions on the election issues :

- The consequences of a reorganization of the White House  staff on Obama's policy.

- Are Charlie Crist's motivations sincere... or is he an opportunist ?

- Has the notion of "American Dream" been knocked out by the Great Recession in a globalising world ?

- Can new Wall Street regulations  prevent another financial failure ?




This infographic   shows the Americans' reactions nationwide to questions on seven major issues (more than 1.6 million answered the  survey.) :

Culture media / Economy / Energy environment / Immigration / National Security / State of the Union / Justice -courts.


The midterm elections give the American voters the opportunity to have their say on both the Senate and the House trends.


This infographic gets you to visualise what is  at stake : the first two graphs show the Democrats (their symbol is a donkey, but it's not on their new official logo) and the Republicans (their symbol is an elephant)  seats at the Senate. Some are leaning seats : seats leaning towards one of the 2 parties (= seats favouring one of the 2 parties).   [still in progress]

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4 août 2009 2 04 /08 /août /2009 22:37
... also Spaces & Exchanges
Reporters Without Borders
Press Freedom : rankings map (2008)

Every year, RWB establishes a ranking of countries as for their freedom of the press.
The Worldwide press freedom index list is based on surveys sent to journalists that are members of partner organisations of RWB, as well as related specialists such as researchers, jurists and human rights activists.
These surveys ask questions about direct attacks on journalists and the media, or  other indirect sources of pressure on the free press (e.g. pressure on journalists by non-governmental groups).
points out that the index deals with press freedom and not with the quality of journalism.

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