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Archive for December Monday, 2008

The Great Chess Doping Scandal

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Do you play chess ? (les échecs). Apparently a chess champion is now considered guilty of doping !! Read more about this scandal here.

Behind the wall of Guantanamo

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Watch this very interesting and thorough photo report by a Liberation journalist.

climate lawsuits ?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

People affected by worsening storms, heatwaves and floods could soon be able to sue the oil and power companies they blame for global warming, a leading climate expert has said. Read more about this in The Guardian.

Lie detectors tests to catch benefit cheats

Monday, December 15th, 2008

People who claim benefits may have to pass the “lie detector” test to reduce fraud.

Read more about this issue in The Guardian, a British quality daily paper .

The Interactive Carbon Atlas

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Watch on this interactive map the Carbon emissions per country. New figures published confirm that China has overtaken the US as the largest emitter of CO2. This interactive emissions map shows how the rest of the world compares

Back in the craic (irish expression : to be back)

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Sorry, I couldn’t access the blog this week-end. I was quite busy as well, marking papers (the mock exam also known as “Bac Blanc”).

So here I am back but late with music for your ears !

This is a song by Travis (a British band but the singer, Fran Healy, is actually Scottish). Listen to “Why does it always rain on me ?”  (appropriate song for this wet week-end)

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