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Video News #1 - Free English Gifts of the Month - April 2017  

Every month, you get free lessons, study tools and learning tips so you can learn the fast, fun and easy way. Here are your English learning gifts for the month of April, 2017. New updates. New, free lessons. And of course, the best deal of the month! This month, you’re getting: - Brand New Lesson Interface- [...]

Robyn Hitchcock: Autumn Sunglasses  

English troubadour Robyn Hitchcock describes his 21st studio album as "an ecstatic work of negativity." 

slough  

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 28, 2017 is:

slough • \SLUFF\  • verb

1 : to cast off or become cast off

2 : to crumble slowly and fall away

3 : to get rid of or discard as irksome, objectionable, or disadvantageous

Examples:

"The glue [that affixes the tiling to the hull] is exposed to a wide variety of environmental conditions, including big temperature swings as well as the pressures of operating at 1,000 feet beneath the surface. The friction of moving underwater tugs at the coating, and running into objects contributes to it gradually sloughing off." — Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2017

"After Monday’s [landslide], the Department of Public Works cut down two trees on the hillside, removed a loose mass of dirt that was unstable and reopened the road. But a significant chunk of the hillside sloughed off in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, with a valley resident alerting people that it had closed as early as 12:30 a.m." — Samantha Kimmey, Point Reyes Light (Marin County, California), 9 Mar. 2017

Did you know?

There are two verbs spelled slough in English, as well as two nouns, and both sets have different pronunciations. The first noun, referring to a swamp or a discouraged state of mind, is pronounced to rhyme with either blue or cow; it derives from Old English slōh, which is akin to a Middle High German slouche, meaning "ditch." Its related verb, which can mean "to plod through mud," has the same pronunciation. The second noun, pronounced to rhyme with cuff, refers to the shed skin of a snake (as well as anything else that has been cast off). Its related verb describes the action of shedding or eliminating something, just like a snake sheds its skin. This slough derives from Middle English slughe and is distantly related to slūch, a Middle High German word meaning "snakeskin."



Learning English Broadcast - April 28, 2017  

Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

Magical Morning - Episode 426 - The Knitmore Girls  
Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things. No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.    

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

little skein

 

Inspired yarn in sweet, soft and thoroughly grown-up pastels from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We are thrilled to introduce our new House Blend yarn, with a palette of perfect-pairing greys, and soft, sweet colors inspired by our favorite stories. You can see our current colors at littleskein.com, and try our yarn in our every-other-month subscription box.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has finished the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve.

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the Sidewalk-sweater sweater. Slow going

 

Jasmin has joined the side seams and started the first sleeve on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”. She has ordered extra cables for the Knitters Pride needles from Webs.

 

Gigi is working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and is working on the third pattern band. And we mention the Clover row counter.

Jasmin is enthusing about the Tale as Old As Time cowl. She has started the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi is working on the Instant Coffee socks by C.C. Almon, foot part of the first sock

 

Jasmin has cast on the Hearthstone pullover for Genevieve out of Twisted Owl Fibers “eye searing pink”. She also talks about the Lionheart.

 

Gigi is looking for a plain cardigan to knit. She mentioned Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. Jasmin suggested the Helvetica.

 

Gigi is knitting lots of preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.

 

In Stitches:(18:52)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing  wool socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

Jasmin wears wool socks every day. She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

 

Jasmin would like to try a Peg Knitter.

Gigi talks about switching out summer and winter clothes and washing knits before storing them.

 

Events:(30:54)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(34:01)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

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#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.Jasmin mentions Elena Nodel's amazing sale and the All you need is hat.

 

Mother Knows Best:(40:21)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we talk about using the right tool. Gigi is inspired by Martina Behm's Strickmich! blog. (in English, and German)

 

Jasmin wants to try square needles, because Bethany from the Backstage Knitting Podcast has been raving about them.

 

She likes the addi clicks mix interchangeable needle set.

Also, she likes the color coding of the Knitters Pride cables

 

When Knitting Attacks:(48:19)

Gigi can't find her diagonal knit cowl, and last week something else appeared that had ben AWOL earlier. Her set of Sock Rockets is also AWOL. Jasmin mentions Oink Pigment yarn.

 

Review:(52:54)

This week we review 

Knitted animal Scarves, Mitts and Socks, by Fiona Goble

Jasmin mentions Morehouse Merino.

 

And Sew On:(1:01:32)

Gigi made pillow covers with french seams. She spent more time pressing than sewing. She mentions the pressing tool she used.

Yle News: 27.04.2017 16.15  

Yle News broadcasts in English daily on Yle Radio 1 and on Yle Mondo.

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The Show With no Name 2017/04/27 12:01  

La radio divertida, informativa e interactiva. Locutor - Alberto Alonso Nivel - Intermedio/avanzado Alberto Alonso presenta un “variety show” que enseña inglés de una manera divertida, práctica, informativa y cargada de energía. El programa utiliza cultura popular y noticias actuales para enseñarte inglés. Alberto Alonso es presentador de English on the Go y Rumbo al Inglés en Aprende Inglés TV. Este bicho raro de padre español y madre americana se crió en Nueva York dónde trabajó como actor. ¿Por qué el programa no tiene nombre? No es porque Alberto sea un vago. Queremos que sea el público el que cree la identidad de este “nameless show”. Bienvenid@ a Vaughan Radio, la radio temática de Vaughan Systems, donde encontrarás una variada programación con noticias, cultura, gastronomía, ciencia, deportes, investigación, medicina, eventos y programas especializados, además de aprender o mejorar con el idioma inglés. Vaughan Radio es mucho más. Descubre cada día algo nuevo y diferente. Una alternativa a las radios generalistas. La radio bilingüe diseñada con programas de gran calidad. Un abanico amplio de contenidos dirigido a profesionales, directivos de empresa, estudiantes, profesores, niños y todo aquel interesado, no solo en perfeccionar el idioma inglés, porque en Vaughan Radio encontrarás, seguro, algún momento del día que se ajusta a tus gustos o necesidades.

The Show With no Name 2017/04/27 11:29  

La radio divertida, informativa e interactiva. Locutor - Alberto Alonso Nivel - Intermedio/avanzado Alberto Alonso presenta un “variety show” que enseña inglés de una manera divertida, práctica, informativa y cargada de energía. El programa utiliza cultura popular y noticias actuales para enseñarte inglés. Alberto Alonso es presentador de English on the Go y Rumbo al Inglés en Aprende Inglés TV. Este bicho raro de padre español y madre americana se crió en Nueva York dónde trabajó como actor. ¿Por qué el programa no tiene nombre? No es porque Alberto sea un vago. Queremos que sea el público el que cree la identidad de este “nameless show”. Bienvenid@ a Vaughan Radio, la radio temática de Vaughan Systems, donde encontrarás una variada programación con noticias, cultura, gastronomía, ciencia, deportes, investigación, medicina, eventos y programas especializados, además de aprender o mejorar con el idioma inglés. Vaughan Radio es mucho más. Descubre cada día algo nuevo y diferente. Una alternativa a las radios generalistas. La radio bilingüe diseñada con programas de gran calidad. Un abanico amplio de contenidos dirigido a profesionales, directivos de empresa, estudiantes, profesores, niños y todo aquel interesado, no solo en perfeccionar el idioma inglés, porque en Vaughan Radio encontrarás, seguro, algún momento del día que se ajusta a tus gustos o necesidades.

The Show With no Name 2017/04/27 10:29  

La radio divertida, informativa e interactiva. Locutor - Alberto Alonso Nivel - Intermedio/avanzado Alberto Alonso presenta un “variety show” que enseña inglés de una manera divertida, práctica, informativa y cargada de energía. El programa utiliza cultura popular y noticias actuales para enseñarte inglés. Alberto Alonso es presentador de English on the Go y Rumbo al Inglés en Aprende Inglés TV. Este bicho raro de padre español y madre americana se crió en Nueva York dónde trabajó como actor. ¿Por qué el programa no tiene nombre? No es porque Alberto sea un vago. Queremos que sea el público el que cree la identidad de este “nameless show”. Bienvenid@ a Vaughan Radio, la radio temática de Vaughan Systems, donde encontrarás una variada programación con noticias, cultura, gastronomía, ciencia, deportes, investigación, medicina, eventos y programas especializados, además de aprender o mejorar con el idioma inglés. Vaughan Radio es mucho más. Descubre cada día algo nuevo y diferente. Una alternativa a las radios generalistas. La radio bilingüe diseñada con programas de gran calidad. Un abanico amplio de contenidos dirigido a profesionales, directivos de empresa, estudiantes, profesores, niños y todo aquel interesado, no solo en perfeccionar el idioma inglés, porque en Vaughan Radio encontrarás, seguro, algún momento del día que se ajusta a tus gustos o necesidades.

News #203 - The Newest Way to Learn English in 2017 - Your Lessons on Any Device & Screen  

Your Learning, Streamlined – The New Lesson InterfaceIn our 11th year, we’re returning to our roots as a way to learn English on-the-go. How? With a brand-new lesson interface just for you. Ready, Set, Speak Sale! Click here to get 28% OFF ANY subscription! In this Sunday News, you’ll find out:- All About the New Lesson Interface- [...]

Culture File: France #21 - Are Your Friends Feeling a Little Cheesy?  

Learn essential French cultural information with FrenchPod101.com! In this 25-lesson English-French series, you’ll hear about cultural topics ranging from important cities and tourist destinations to history, influential figures, and traditions in France. You’ll know more about France than the locals in no time! In this lesson, you’ll learn about raclette cheese in France, while building your [...]

Culture Class #4 - Top 5 Most Famous Athletes in Baseball  

Learn English with EnglishClass101.com What vocabulary do you need to know to have a conversation with English-speaking locals? You’ll learn all this and more in this Culture Class: Essential English Vocabulary series! Vocabulary is essential to mastering English. In this 25-lesson series, you’ll learn the *most* essential English words related to sports in the United [...]

The Geologic Podcast Episode #509  

The Show Notes

Some good news, dammit
Intro
FEUD was incredibly enjoyable
Dr. Damian Handzy’s Facts That’ll Fuck Y’Up
     - Aztecs, Oxford, Romans, Libraries, and Hitler’s Pee-Pee
Old Headphones
Minoishe Interroberg’s To Make With The Good English
     - Chiron, Chyron, Charon
     - Case in Point vs Case and Point
Religious Moron of the Week
     - Theprit Palee from Jeremy in Australia
Ask George
     - Bark? from Mark in Adelaide
     - Good solos? from Xander O.
     - Steely Dan and Revolver? from Bill P.
Happtet tix available
PFA Shows Friday & Saturday
Show close

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The Real Story of
Kathrine Switzer’s 
1967 Boston Marathon

Icehouse Concert featuring The Happtet: Tickets
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Learning English Broadcast - April 27, 2017  

Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

The Death Rate of White Americans  

Throughout the 20th Century the developed world saw mortality rates fall but one group who may no longer be benefitting are middle-aged white Americans. This is according to research from the eminent economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton. But the work has been criticised for statistical problems and for not focusing enough on black Americans. Tim Harford attempts to explain what is really going on. We examine the disturbing rise of fake celebrity social media accounts targeting children. This comes in the wake of a case currently going through the courts in Australia, where a man who allegedly impersonated Justin Bieber online has more than 900 charges of child sex offences against him. We talk to parents of children who have been targeted, and to law enforcement professionals concerned by this growing trend. The average English-speaker knows about 25,000 words which can be combined into an infinite number of sentences. Many people believe that, whatever language you speak, the words you know have a profound influence on the way you think, though this is a controversial theory among linguists, as Lane Greene explains. (Photo: Harmonica playing steel workers perched on a girder on the 22nd storey of the Murray Hill building, New York. Credit: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Yle News: 26.04.2017 16.15  

Yle News broadcasts in English daily on Yle Radio 1 and on Yle Mondo.

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The Show With no Name 2017/04/26 11:29  

La radio divertida, informativa e interactiva. Locutor - Alberto Alonso Nivel - Intermedio/avanzado Alberto Alonso presenta un “variety show” que enseña inglés de una manera divertida, práctica, informativa y cargada de energía. El programa utiliza cultura popular y noticias actuales para enseñarte inglés. Alberto Alonso es presentador de English on the Go y Rumbo al Inglés en Aprende Inglés TV. Este bicho raro de padre español y madre americana se crió en Nueva York dónde trabajó como actor. ¿Por qué el programa no tiene nombre? No es porque Alberto sea un vago. Queremos que sea el público el que cree la identidad de este “nameless show”. Bienvenid@ a Vaughan Radio, la radio temática de Vaughan Systems, donde encontrarás una variada programación con noticias, cultura, gastronomía, ciencia, deportes, investigación, medicina, eventos y programas especializados, además de aprender o mejorar con el idioma inglés. Vaughan Radio es mucho más. Descubre cada día algo nuevo y diferente. Una alternativa a las radios generalistas. La radio bilingüe diseñada con programas de gran calidad. Un abanico amplio de contenidos dirigido a profesionales, directivos de empresa, estudiantes, profesores, niños y todo aquel interesado, no solo en perfeccionar el idioma inglés, porque en Vaughan Radio encontrarás, seguro, algún momento del día que se ajusta a tus gustos o necesidades.

The Show With no Name 2017/04/26 10:29  

La radio divertida, informativa e interactiva. Locutor - Alberto Alonso Nivel - Intermedio/avanzado Alberto Alonso presenta un “variety show” que enseña inglés de una manera divertida, práctica, informativa y cargada de energía. El programa utiliza cultura popular y noticias actuales para enseñarte inglés. Alberto Alonso es presentador de English on the Go y Rumbo al Inglés en Aprende Inglés TV. Este bicho raro de padre español y madre americana se crió en Nueva York dónde trabajó como actor. ¿Por qué el programa no tiene nombre? No es porque Alberto sea un vago. Queremos que sea el público el que cree la identidad de este “nameless show”. Bienvenid@ a Vaughan Radio, la radio temática de Vaughan Systems, donde encontrarás una variada programación con noticias, cultura, gastronomía, ciencia, deportes, investigación, medicina, eventos y programas especializados, además de aprender o mejorar con el idioma inglés. Vaughan Radio es mucho más. Descubre cada día algo nuevo y diferente. Una alternativa a las radios generalistas. La radio bilingüe diseñada con programas de gran calidad. Un abanico amplio de contenidos dirigido a profesionales, directivos de empresa, estudiantes, profesores, niños y todo aquel interesado, no solo en perfeccionar el idioma inglés, porque en Vaughan Radio encontrarás, seguro, algún momento del día que se ajusta a tus gustos o necesidades.

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