Unites Portuguese footbal

Hundreds of foreign domestic workers demonstrated in the Lebanese capital to demand the scrapping of a sponsorship system that they complain leaves them open to abuse from employers. Lebanon hosts more than 250,000 registered domestic workers, the vast majority of them women, from countries including Ethiopia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. They are excluded from the labor law, and instead ...

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Venezuela to strip immunity

Portuguese football has come together this week to support Iker Casillas. The goalkeeper was hospitalised after suffering a heart attack during Porto’s training session on Wednesday and is now recovering well. Benfica and Porto are involved in an intense battle for the Liga NOS title and, despite this rivalry, Lage took the time out to offer his support to Casillas. “Casillas lifts Portuguese football,” said Benfica coach Bruno Lage. “I hope he recovers quickly.” ...

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Aigh-paying international students

Australian universities have been waiving their own English entry standards in a bid to admit more high-paying international students. Key points Some universities have waived English requirements for international studentsThe body representing education agents in India says international students should take an independent English testAcademics at some universities say they are seeing increasing numbers of academic misconduct cases in some ...

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Speaks English to Han Solo during

Footage has emerged of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew speaking English while filming Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with co-star Harrison FordThe beloved character played Han Solo’s hirsute sidekick and mumbled much of his dialogue while speaking ‘Wookiee language’Fans around the world to are paying tribute to Mayhew, who died of a heart attack aged 74 on Tuesday, as Star Wars Day ...

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Independent Cambodian News

To head straight to Churchill Downs on the first weekend in May really is to dive in at the deep end. As an Englishwoman in Kentucky, I feel lost. At the Oaks yesterday, I found myself saying the same phrase time and time again. ‘We don’t do it like that in England’. Ponying the racehorses down to the start; we ...

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Derby through English eyes

This marks Mary Kay (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd’s fourth sponsorship of the Step Up pullouts. Apart from SK Seksyen 6, Kota Damansara, six other schools in Selangor – SK Seksyen 7, Kota Damansara; SK Seksyen 9, Kota Damansara; SK Seksyen 11, Kota Damansara; SK Bandar Utama Damansara 2; SK Lembah Subang and SK U3, Subang Perdana – will also benefit from ...

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Learning English

Last summer, The Correspondent began signing up ambassadors for its crowdfunding campaign, which aimed to raise $2.5 million in just a month’s time. These ambassadors would be tasked with promoting the expansion of Dutch publication De Correspondent into the U.S. and English and explaining the reasons to support it I was still waiting to hear more substantively about what it was going to do in the ...

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Starts Publishing in English

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) – Illinois Emergency Management (IEMA), the Illinois Department of Public Health (ISPH) and the American Red Cross have joined together to ensure people are prepared for disasters regardless of language barriers. Key preparedness messages will be in English, Spanish and French on the state’s Ready Illinois website. “While state and local responders are well-trained and equipped to respond ...

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creative way to learn English

 report from the New York State School Boards Association shows more than half of superintendents with non-native english speaking students in their schools are struggling to find teachers specifically trained to instruct those students. The report credits the struggle to an increase in English language learners (ELL). The NYSSBA Executive Director says this is a huge issue because every school in New ...

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English language learners

RIYADH: Al-Maidani Mosque in Al-Wurud district in Riyadh welcomes the followers of Islam every Friday to pray, but here, there is something unique: The mosque delivers the sermon in English. Mohammed Abu Shaban, who delivers the sermon after the Friday prayer every week, told Arab News that expatriate worshipers asked for the translation for the benefit of non-Arabic speaking attendees. ...

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