Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
VOAvideo US lawmakers are pushing new legislation that would punish China, accusing Beijing of manipulating its currency to give the country an unfair edge in global trade. The latest charges come days after China pledged limited currency reforms to allow the yuan to appreciate slightly. But the US bill's sponsors say China's move is a cynical attempt to deflect criticism of its monetary policies ahead of the G20 meeting in Canada. Mil Arcega files a report.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
VOANews: Markets Rally on China's Announcement That Yuan Will Float More Freely
VOAvideo — June 22, 2010 — Market analysts say The New York Stock Exchange and other world markets are extending a rally Monday which began after China announced it would allow its currency to appreciate against the U.S. dollar. Critics say the Chinese have kept it unofficially low to boost their exports. A stronger yuan will make imports, including American goods, more affordable for Chinese buyers. VOA's Laurel Bowman has that story.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
VOAVideo: China's Global Media Push Includes Broadcasts to Suburban Washington
VOAvideo — June 15, 2010 — At a time when Western media companies are cutting back, Chinese government-run news services are expanding. Rapidly. The Chinese effort includes weekday broadcasts from a small radio station, just outside Washington. VOA's Laurel Bowman visited WUST-AM in Falls Church, Virginia and filed this report.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Happy Father's Day to my dad, Gene Gagliardi, to the Milpitas Dads, and all fathers, everywhere! Happy Father's Day to my dad, Gene Gagliardi, to the Milpitas Dads, and all fathers, everywhere!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Supporters of Burmese opposition leader around world celebrate birthday, amid renewed calls for her release from house arrest
Friday, June 18, 2010
Family members of Foxconn worker Ma Xiangquian protest outside a company center in Shenzhen in May. A series of suicides by Foxconn workers has brought attention to pay and working conditions at the electronics maker.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
ESL Podcast 590 – Paying Airline Fees
Flying in an airplane is getting more and more expensive. Find out why in this episode Download Podcast
Friday, June 11, 2010
I am working on an alphabet of ESL Websites. Check back for the full list soon.
- a: Activities for ESL Students
- b: Better @ English, Breaking News English
- c: Culips ESL Podcast, CA Distance Learning
- d: Daily Grammar, Dave's ESL Cafe, DO Education
- e: ELLLO, ESL Podcast, EFLNet Verb Tenses
- f: Famous People Lessons
- g: GED Test Videos, Google Translate
- i: ITESLJ Idioms & Slang links
- j: JenniferESL, John's Word Search Puzzles
- l: Listen A Minute (World Cup Lessons!)
- m: Milpitas Adult School Lab, Michigan Stories
- n: News English Lessons
- p: Phonetics, Pronuncian Podcast, Purdue Wrtg Lab
- r: Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
- s: SeniorESL, Sudoku
- t: TOEFL ESL Podcast, The Learning Edge
- u: USCitizenPod, USALearns, UsingEnglish
- v: VOANews, VOAVideo, VideoVocab.TV
- y: Yahoo Babelfish translator, YesESL
Thanks once again to Nasreen Usmani for asking a great question!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Milpitas Adult Ed ESL/Citizenship proudly waving Measure B signs.
Vote Yes For Measure B! This is a group to encourage Milpitas residents to Vote Yes for a parcel tax on June 8, 2010. Schools will face more budget cuts again. If the ballot initiative is defeated, Milpitas schools could lose music, art, and sports programs.
A victory will require a two thirds majority. Meaning, for every No vote, the kids of Milpitas will need 2 Yes votes. The parcel tax is to save programs, not for salary.
The tax is $84 for 5 years for property owners. If you break it down, that equals $0.23 per day for 5 years. $7 a month for 5 years. Seniors are exempt.