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Archive for April, 2009

musical holidays !

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Bonnes vacances à tous,

Bon courage aux Term STG pour leurs révisions avant l’oral du bac !

Découvrez Cat Stevens !

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Is Bankruptcy Possible for G.M ?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Members of President Obama’s automotive task force spent last week in meetings and on conference calls with G.M. officials and its advisers in Detroit and Washington. Those talks are expected to continue this week.

The goal is to prepare for a fast “surgical” bankruptcy, the people who had been briefed on the plans said. G.M., which has been granted $13.4 billion in federal aid, insists that a quick restructuring is necessary so its image and sales are not damaged permanently.

President Obama, who was elected with strong backing from labor, remained concerned about potential risk to G.M.’s pension plan and wants to avoid harming workers.

President Obama, who was elected with strong backing from labor, remained concerned about potential risk to G.M.’s pension plan and wants to avoid harming workers.

read more about his question here

BTS

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Chers étudiants en BTS CGO,

N’oubliez pas que votre examinateur/trice peut vous demander de lire quelques lignes de votre texte.

Vous pouvez commencer votre oral en demandant poliment à votre jury “Shall I read the text ?” :”Souhaitez vous que je lise le texte ?”

Bon courage pour le reste des épreuves blanches !

The Pre-Raphaelites

Monday, April 13th, 2009

 

 Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, 1851

The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse

 

The Beloved (The Bride) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

more paintings here : http://persephone.cps.unizar.es/General/Gente/SPD/Pre-Raphaelites/Pre-Raphaelites.html

David LaChapelle

Monday, April 13th, 2009

David-lachapelle    David-La-Chapelle-<em>-Uma-Thurman-Gossip<-em>-1997-©-David-LaChapelle

 

L’oeuvre hors norme du photographe des stars David LaChapelle fait l’objet d’une rétrospective, à La Monnaie de Paris, jusqu’au 31 mai.

http://www.monnaiedeparis.fr/images/expo/pdf/DP%20LaChapelle.pdf

 

Andy Warhol

Monday, April 13th, 2009

   

Le Grand monde d’Andy Warhol

Galeries nationales
(Grand Palais, Champs Elysées)

Si vous passez à Paris pendant ces vacances allez découvrir Andy Warhol !

http://www.rmn.fr/Le-grand-monde-d-Andy-Warhol

Andy Warhol est une figure essentielle du Pop Art.

 

 

 

 

Supersize me !

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Quels effets peut produire un mois de régime 100 % McDonald’s ? Un pamphlet horriblement efficace, qui a fait le tour du monde – comme MCDo.

You HAVE to watch this movie !

Regardez le jusqu’au 18 Avril en ligne sur ARTE (qui a passé toute une série de films et documentaires sur la malbouffe, dont “We Feed The World” que vous DEVEZ voir !)

lien : http://plus7.arte.tv/fr/detailPage/1697660,CmC=2535786.html

 

Facebook fans do worse in exams

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Dear Facebook users,

Dear pupils, dear students

Be careful !

As oral exams are coming (BTS students , you know what I mean ! TSTG pupils : one week + Easter Holidays and we’re done !) you should be very careful about Facebook !

FACEBOOK users may feel socially successful in cyberspace but they are more likely to perform poorly in exams, according to new research into the academic impact of the social networking website.

The majority of students who use Facebook every day are underachieving by as much as an entire grade compared with those who shun the site.

Researchers have discovered how students who spend their time accumulating friends, chatting and “poking” others on the site may devote as little as one hour a week to their academic work.

About 83% of British 16 to 24-year-olds are thought to use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, to keep in touch with friends and organise their social lives.

“Our study shows people who spend more time on Facebook spend less time studying,” said Aryn Karpinski, a researcher in the education department at Ohio State University. “Every generation has its distractions, but I think Facebook is a unique phenomenon.”

You can read the full article here

Week-end = music

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Enjoy The Fray !

You have probably already heard this song in “Grey’s Anatomy”. This video is quite good because you can read the lyrics !

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MySpace shrinks as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo become more popular

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

MySpace is now losing popularity as Facebook and bebo are the “places to be” .  MySpace suffered a drop in visitor traffic last month and is now less than half the size of its younger rival, Facebook. MySpace’s loss of status as the cool place to be is an object lesson in the notoriously fickle internet, where today’s cultural icon is tomorrow’s passing fad.

MySpace had 124 million monthly unique visitors last month, a decline of 2%, according to the marketing research company comScore. Facebook, by contrast, racked up 276 million unique visitors, an increase of 16.6%.

MySpace is clinging on to a marginal lead over Facebook in America but trails badly in Europe. In Britain, Facebook overtook its competitor in September 2007, the comScore data shows.

Nick Thomas, an analyst at Forrester Research, said: “In the last 12 months Facebook has extended its dominance in every territory in Europe.” However, he added: “I’m not convinced that it’s terminal for MySpace. The battle isn’t over yet.”

from : http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/mar/29/myspace-facebook-bebo-twitter