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Yle News: 19.02.2017 16.15  

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

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English Vocab Builder #84 - Washington’s Birthday  

Learn English with EnglishClass101.com! Our English vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the English words and phrases from the English vocabulary lists. Join us for English Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for US Washington’s Birthday. Click here to make your [...]

News #199 - The 5 Review Tactics & Learning Tools That Will Sharpen Your English  

Do you know what most of our English learners love?Unlike classes, you can take, re-take and review lessons as many times as you want. Start Now! Click Here to Get 28% OFF Basic & Premium. So here’s a question for you: Do you re-take lessons you’ve completed? Taking a lesson once is enough to learn some English. [...]

Learning English Broadcast - February 19, 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.

Sir Antony Beevor  

Kirsty Young's castaway is military historian, Sir Antony Beevor. His books about some of the key battles of the Second World War are best-sellers and have been credited with reinvigorating the whole genre. There was little indication of this future success while he was boarder at Winchester public school where he failed to pass either his History or his English A levels. During the five years he spent in the army, including two years at Sandhurst for officer training, he studied history under the great military historian, John Keegan. On deciding he wanted to be a writer, his first three novels had limited success, and he was encouraged by his publishers to draw on his experience of army life and turn his talents to military history. His ground-breaking work Stalingrad was based on what he discovered in the Russian military archives and won him the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize. In his book Berlin: the Downfall 1945, he wrote about the mass rapes of German women committed by the Red Army at the end of the war. He was knighted in the 2017 New Year honours list. He is married to the writer Artemis Cooper. Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Yle News: 18.02.2017 16.15  

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

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English Kids’ Songs: Easy Videos for Beginners #20 - Dad and Dad  

Learn English with EnglishClass101.com! This series is an easy way to improve your child’s English level and discover new music at the same time. Learn the song’s key words and phrases, then add it to your playlist to master it 100%. By listening over and over, your kids will learn English in the most sweet-sounding [...]

Learning English Broadcast - February 18, 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.

Marti Pellow  

Marti Pellow first hit the charts with Wet Wet Wet's Wishing I was Lucky in 1987. He's gone on to have a successful musical theatre career. With the forthcoming release of his solo album Mysterious, Marti joins Rev Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir and explains why soul and jazz have always inspired him. When Kerri Cameron lost her job working with horses- she unexpectedly found a new career as a motorcycle stuntwoman. She talks about her unexpected career change. Anna Bailey speaks to Saturday Live listener Annabel Dunstan, who got in contact, via the Royal Academy of Dance, to talk about how ballet has bought her closer to her mother who has dementia. Max Décharné talks about why he's fascinated by slang, and how many contemporary words are a lot older than you'd expect. Hypnotist and author Paul McKenna shares his Inheritance Tracks. Paul has chosen Dancing Queen by Abba and Us and Them by Pink Floyd. Comedian, actor and lover of magic Nick Mohammed explains how he's learnt to pick locks like an escapologist for his latest show Mr Swallow - Houdini. Marti Pellow's single Sound of My Breaking Heart is out now and his album Mysterious is released on the 10th March. Max Décharné's Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang is out now. Paul McKenna's latest book Get Control of Sugar is out now. The run of Mr Swallow - Houdini staring Nick Mohammed ends at the Soho Theatre in London on the 18th February. His children's book The Young Magicians and the Thieves' Almanac is out now. Producer: Claire Bartleet Editor: Anne Peacock.

Yle News: 17.02.2017 16.15  

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

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Ramashakti chants the Sharanagata Mantra from the Devi Mahatmyam  

Ramashakti chants during a staturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, the Sharanagata Mantra from the Devi Mahatmyam. It´s from the Narayani Stotra. The Divine Mother is invoked for protection and assistance. In the Yoga Vidya Kirtanbook it´s number 601. Here is the text to sing along: Om Sharanāgata Dinārta Paritrāna Parāyane Sarvasyārti Hare Devi Nārāyani Namostu Te Information on Yoga Vidya Teachers Training Course or workshops. Our english website: www.yoga-vidya.org English Videos as well on my.yoga-vidya.org/video.

The Show With no Name 2017/02/17 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.

"Thiago is the embodiment of both Brazilian and Spanish football"  

It's Friday and Nic English is joined by Oli Young-Myles, Greg Lea from FourFourTwo and Sanjit Atwal to pick apart Arsene Wenger's situation at Arsenal, all the big European action and preview the upcoming FA Cup ties.

The Show With no Name 2017/02/17 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.

Rusev and Lana  

Handsome Rusev and Lana are doing their first podcast EEEVVEERRR and the only thing we can say is, "why did they wait so long?!?" They have amaze-ball stories about NXT, Dusty Rhodes, debuting at the Royal Rumble, and how they balance work and married life. You'll hear how Rusev discovered wrestling in Bulgaria, learned to speak English, and the odd jobs he worked when he finally got to America. Lana talks about growing up in Russia, dancing ballet professionally in NYC, and eventually moving Florida to try her hand at pro-wrestling (wait till you hear her WWE audition story)!

Malcolm Turnbull meets with new NZ PM Bill English  

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has met his New Zealand counterpart for the first time since Bill English took over as PM from John Key late last year. The leaders met in Queenstown, on the South Island, and spoke about international trade, Donald Trump's presidency, and security.

My Father Was a Young Man Then by Maria Mazziotti Gillan | Friday, February 17, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor  

Only 16, when he came from Italy alone, moved into the Riverside neighborhood full of Italians from Cilento—all of whom spoke the same dialect, so it was as though they had transported those mountain villages to Paterson. At first, America was terrifying, English, a language they could not master, but my father was a young... Read more »

Damian Lewis - Band of Brothers  

Damian Lewis is an English actor and producer. He is known for portraying U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series Homeland (which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award), and U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, which also earned him a Golden Globe nomination. His performance as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall earned him his third Primetime Emmy nomination and fourth Golden Globe nomination. Lewis currently stars as hedge fund manager Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in the Showtime series Billions.

cachet  

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 17, 2017 is:

cachet • \ka-SHAY\  • noun

1 : a seal used especially as a mark of official approval

2 : a characteristic feature or quality conferring prestige; also : standing or estimation in the eyes of people : prestige

3 : a design, inscription, or advertisement printed or stamped on mail

Examples:

"It's been 70 years and the Sweetheart City is still going strong with its official valentine card and cachet. The Loveland Chamber of Commerce unveiled the 2016 artwork Tuesday…." — Erin Udell, The Fort Collins Coloradoan, 6 Jan. 2016

"TV is enjoying a surge in critical prestige and has taken over some of the cultural cachet that used to be reserved for the movies." — Ryan Faughnder, The Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2017

Did you know?

In the years before the French Revolution, a lettre de cachet was a letter, signed by both the French king and another officer, that was used to authorize a person's imprisonment. Documents such as these were usually made official by being marked with a seal pressed into soft wax. This seal was known in French as a cachet. The word was derived from the Middle French verb cacher, meaning "to press" or "to hide." The "seal" sense of cachet has been used in English since the mid-17th century, and in the 19th century the word started acquiring its extended senses, first referring to a feature or quality conferring prestige, and by century's end to prestige itself.



Learning English Broadcast - February 17, 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.

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