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Ten killed in shooting at Oregon Community College, Roseburg

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Ten people were killed and another seven injured Thursday after a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at a community college here in southern Oregon.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said the gunman was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with officers at Umpqua Community College. Hanlin refused to name the killer, saying, “I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act. You will never hear me mention his name.”

A federal law enforcement source identified the gunman as a local Oregon man, Chris Mercer. The official said Mercer was armed with up to four firearms, including one rifle. Investigators were interviewing his mother to try and determine what caused his rampage.

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London vs Paris

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


General Election / Tout savoir sur les élections au Royaume-Uni

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Tout savoir sur les elections britanniques, c’est ici !

Une petite révision sur le système politique britannique :

Elgin Marble Argument in a New Light

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Britain used to say that Athens had no adequate place to put the Elgin Marbles, the more than half of the Parthenon frieze, metopes and pediments that Lord Elgin spirited off when he was ambassador to the Ottoman Empire two centuries ago.

Elgin Marble Argument in a New Light

Elgin Marble Argument in a New Light

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The worst 100 days

Monday, May 4th, 2009

As Obama has now spent his first 100 days in office, this video reflects on the worst first 100 days of some past American presidents.

The commentary is quite slow so you sould be able to understand this video.

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The Statue of Liberty

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
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New York !

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Travel Guide – Top 5 Things to Check Out in New York City

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The Empire State Building

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and here is the script :

One of the world’s most famous skyscrapers is easily recognized by its strong, slender ascent into the NY sky. Opened in 1931, this 1,450 feet icon is currently the ninth tallest building in the world. The landmark soars more than a quarter mile into the Manhattan atmosphere.

Observation decks are on the 86th and 102nd floors. The lower deck is probably the better spot for the best views. On clear days, enjoy an amazing 80-mile visibility.

In the lobby, special concerts and art exhibits are offered at various times throughout the year. Hour and rates vary so be sure to check for specific information.

Construction workers of the Empire State Building

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Let’s visit the Empire State Building !

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National Anthems

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

As the Six-Nation Rugby tournament is starting off this week-end here are a selection if the anthems you will hear (and be able to sing, thanks to the lyrics for some of them)

The British Anthem (sung by the English squad) :

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The Scottish Anthem , “Flower of Scotland” (not the pipe version …)

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The Welsh national anthem (Land of my fathers). It is sung in Welsh but you’ll get a translation in English thanks to this video :

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The Irish National Anthem sung in Croke Park :

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La version sous-titrée en Gaëlique + Ireland’s Call qui est l’hymne pour toute l’île (rappel : contrairement au football, l’équipe de rugby a toujours compté dans ses rangs des joueurs nord-irlandais et des joueurs de la République.)

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British icons

Friday, September 26th, 2008