Global News Podcast Parties favouring independence look set to maintain a majority in the region’s parliament. The previous administration was dissolved by Madrid after it declared independence from Spain. Also: The UN General Assembly passes a resolution condemning President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the smash-hit musical ‘Hamilton’ hits London’s West-End.
Global News Podcast Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $52.4bn. Also: Grenfell victims remembered at St Paul’s and an exhibition celebrating the rise of pop group ABBA in the 1970s opens in London.
Tomorrow’s World – BBC Will the cities we live in become uninhabitable due to climate change, overpopulation and other factors that lie in our future? If so, should we be investing in floating cities now to solve this problem? What might they look and sound like? We meet the so-called Aquapreneurs and Seavangelists crafting models for these floating habitats. They have ambitious, yet dramatically different theories to solve these not-so-distant problems. Ship scientist Philip Wilson puts their futuristic ideas to the test, along with the plans of our “mystery floaters”. Pop on your headphones for the full experience and […]
Fevzi Turkalp from GadgetDetective.com answers 5 live listeners’ technology questions. From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly. In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi reviews KitSound Voice One Alexa based Smart Speaker and advises listeners on… Getting the best from your iPhone and why an Apple ID is needed to get the best from your iPhone • Choosing the best Dashcam • Choosing a suitable laptop for an 11 […]
Group exercise has become very popular in recent years. Rob and Catherine talk about going to the gym and why gym membership is becoming increasingly popular… source: 6 Minute English – BBC Learning English
Once upon a time, Trump mused about how well he and Russian President Vladimir Putin would get along. Then-candidate Trump said Putin had declared him a “genius,” criticized the Obama administration’s tensions with Moscow and said it would be better “if we got along.” China, on the other hand, was a currency manipulator, a thief of US jobs that should no longer be allowed to “rape our country.” If elected, Trump promised to impose heavy tariffs on Beijing and take it to court for shady trade practices. It turns out that wielding power — as opposed to criticizing it — […]
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed sweeping change at his swearing in on Friday, seeking to reassure foreign investors and pledging to fight poverty and corruption after Robert Mugabe’s shock resignation. In his inaugural address, Mnangagwa set out a program of dramatic change that promised a stark reversal of many of Mugabe’s signature policies. He pledged that his government would compensate white farmers whose land was seized by Mugabe, protect international investments in the country, and re-engage with foreign powers. Elections scheduled for 2018 would go ahead as planned, he said. “I humbly appeal to all of us that we […]
Viral marketing is any marketing technique that induces websites or users to pass on a marketing message to other sites or users, creating a potentially exponential growth in the message’s visibility and effect. A popular example of successful viral marketing is Hotmail, a company now owned by Microsoft that promoted its services and its own advertisers’ messages in every user’s email notes. There are three criteria for basic viral marketing; the messenger, the message and the environment. All three must be effectively executed in order for a viral message to be successful. Types of viral marketing techniques Some techniques for […]
If you look at the tag on your shirt, chances are you would see that it was made in a country other than the one in which you sit right now. What’s more, before it reached your wardrobe, this shirt could have very well been made with Chinese cotton sewed by Thai hands, shipped across the Pacific on a French freighter crewed by Spaniards to a Los Angeles harbor. This international exchange is just one example of globalization, a process that has everything to do with geography. Globalization and Its Characteristics Globalization is the process of increased interconnectedness among countries […]
We probably all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we’re in, they always seem to know just what to say – and how to say it – so that we’re not offended or upset. They’re caring and considerate, and even if we don’t find a solution to our problem, we usually leave feeling more hopeful and optimistic. We probably also know people who are masters at managing their emotions. They don’t get angry in stressful situations. Instead, they have the ability to look at a […]