The Osgood File / 05-24-17 / 6:25 AM  

After the suicide bomber struck Manchester Arena on Monday night, one of our CBS News colleagues spoke with a taxi driver who had driven people to safety...

Met tech de wereld van trucks veranderen  

Na de taxi, stort Uber zich nu ook op het vrachtvervoer. Wat gebeurt er allemaal om met digitale technologie deze bedrijfstak schoner, sneller en goedkoper te maken? Dat bespreken we met Dirk-Jan de Bruijn, directeur van De Innovatiecentrale. Backup is IT-journalist en -onderzoeker Brenno de Winter.

Manchester: Concert-goer, Manchester: Taxi Driver, Yemen Cholera, Manchester: City Councillor, Roger Moore Obit, Manchester: Media Coverage, and more  

It started as a night of pure fun. But as the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, ended, it became a night of pure horror, when a man detonated a home-made bomb in the entrance hall of the arena.

Holidays and Travel - AIRC156  

Holidays and Travel - AIRC156

Summer’s here! Today you’ll learn how to talk about holidays and travel. There’s lots of holiday vocabulary and useful expressions in this episode of…...Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig

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Winner of our history quiz from episode 153 is francisco espínola from Ubeda (who suggested the podcast topic - obviously a history buff!)

Hi guys! thank you very much for having my suggestion taken into account, I´m delighted!.
Answering the quiz:
1. Name the UK’s first ever female Prime Minister. – Margaret Thatcher
2. Which British monarch ruled the longest period of time? – Elizabeth II (current Queen)
3. Which British king was given the nickname of “the mad king”? King George III of Great-Britain (1738-1820)
4. Who were the “Roundheads” and “Cavaliers”? -During the civil war:Roundheads=parliamentarians ; Cavaliers=Royalists
5. When was the Battle of Hastings?- 14 October 1066
6. Which famous British sailor defeated the Spanish Armada? – Francis Drake

Well, I could answer 1, 2, 5 and 6 by heart….3 and 4 by wikipedia ;)
If there are more AIRCoholics interested in History, I recommend the Terry Deary´s collection “Horrible Histories” (box of books): Twenty books of British history from the stone age to the second world war, written in a funny and amusing way.
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By the way, Reza: the word you were struggling to say was: MUJERIEGO (womanizer)
Thank you again, a big hug!

Hi to Raquel Gonzalez Herrero from Valencia who also got the questions right, except question 2. She said Queen Victoria, but the current monarch surpassed Queen Victoria in 2015.

We recommend Hardcore History - Dan Carlin: 

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Voice Message from Paco from Badajoz with an idea for a topic - Holidays and travel

Holidays and Travel

Air Travel Vocabulary episode 108 - ( )

To go on a trip, to go/get away, to take a break for a few days
Airfare (bus fare, train fare, taxi fare etc)
To check in (aisle seat/window seat) – Fly – flight (domestic/international – short/long haul)
fly–flew–flown (to fly – verb / fly–noun = mosca/bragueta) “I have an open flight” – vuelo abierto)
Red-eye flight – early morning/night flight
Boarding pass - On board - a bordo, embarcar
Economy/Business/First class
Upgrade (subir de categoría)
Gate - puerta de embarque (actually means verja, reja, barrera - something you might find in a field or a garden)
Luggage/baggage allowance
Excess baggage
Hand luggage (carry-on)
To take off – to land / a take-off – a landing
Cabin crew – steward(ess) / air hostess / flight attendant
Runway - pista (de aterrizaje)
To taxi “The plane is taxiing before take-off”
To cruise “We are now cruising at 20,000 feet”
Jet lag - fatigue caused by plane travel
Baggage reclaim
Baggage carousel
Lost luggage

More vocabulary
Vacation (US) = holiday (UK) (on vacation/holiday)
peak/off peak - crowded
Sightseeing - to see the sights
Tour - package tour, tour guide
excursion - to go on an excursion

Places to stay
Hotel - to make a reservation/booking - full board/half board
Boutique hotel/Luxury hotel/ 5-star hotel/ 3-star hotel/budget hotel = low-cost hotel
B&B = Bed & Breakfast 

Couchsurfing - 

Self-catering = you cook your own food
Youth hostel
Caravan - motorhome - RV in American English (recreational vehicle)
to go caravaning
to tow a caravan
Tent - campsite - camping
Camping - to go camping in a campsite

Types of holiday
Trekking - adventure holidays
City break
Long weekends
A “dirty weekend”
Backpacking (backpack/rucksack)
Hitchhiking - to hitchhike = to thumb a lift

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Are you going on holiday this year? We'd love to hear about your plans.
What was your best (or worst) holiday?

Send us a voice message and tell us about your experience.

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On next week's episode: Marcelo’s True English Story and Adjective Prefixes

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Innovative Mexican Culture for Absolute Beginners #7 - how to take a taxi  

Learn Spanish with Spanish! Whether you’re moving to Mexico or just visiting, you’ll need the fundamental Spanish words and phrases we cover in this Can-Do Culture Absolute Beginner video series. Featuring vibrant animated scenarios and plenty of time to practice out loud, these videos cover everything from introducing yourself and talking about where [...]

Gespräch mit Karl Leidens, Taxi-Unternehmer aus Köln  

Je zehn Stichproben in Münster, Köln und Essen: Unsere Tester sind jeweils die gleiche Strecke gefahren und haben erstaunliche Unterschiede bei Routen und Preisen festgestellt. Dabei sind Taxifahrer verpflichtet, den kürzesten Weg zu nehmen. Autor: Neu / Leidens.

WDR 5 Profit Ganze Sendung (18.05.2017)  

Interview: Griechenland entscheidet über Sparpaket - Ein Jahr E-Auto-Prämie - Interview: Im Urlaub Netflix und Sky Go streamen - Taxi-Test - Hauptversammlung Deutsche Bank - Börsengespräch - Moderation: Cordula Denninghoff

Flying Taxi!  

The idea of flying cars buzzing around urban areas has long fascinated people, but safety considerations make that scenario a nightmare. However, many companies are competing with each other to introduce it first. Explains R.Sathyanathan, an exper...

(சாலையில் காரில் பயணிப்பதைவிட வானில் காரில் பயணித்தால் என்ன? அதுவும் பறக்கும் டாக்ஸி ஒன்றில் பயணித்தால்? கேட்டாலே மனிதில் ஆச்சரியக் குறிகளைத் தோற்றுவிக்கும் பறக்கும் டாக்ஸி சாத்தியமாகும் தொலைவில் இல்லை என்கிறார் இரா.சத்தியநாதன் அவர்கள். அவரோடு உரையாடுகிறார்: றைசெல்.  )

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Taxi amateur - L’appel trop con de Rire & Chansons  

L’appel trop con de Rire & Chansons » avec Martin

À la Table de rédac : Aida, l'économie collaborative et les menaces de l'UE - Simon Bourgeois, Sandro Calderon et Nicole Debarre  

Aida : la dernière production de la Monnaie présentée sous chapiteau à Tour et taxi. Les impressions de Nicole Debarre dans Soir Première. Chaque soir, nos journalistes discutent autour de la table de rédac.

European Court Aide rules Uber is a Transport Company  

A top EU lawyer says the taxi booking app should be viewed as a traditional cab company

Rush Talk 60: Met een vliegende auto naar je werk  

Verschillende bedrijven ontwikkelden de afgelopen jaren vliegende auto's. Dit jaar komen de eerste modellen op de markt, maar de vraag is of we hier te maken hebben met de toekomst van vervoer of enkel met speeltjes voor de rijken. Vliegende auto's zijn echter niet de enige ontwikkeling in de lucht. Onder meer Uber en Airbus zijn bezig met de ontwikkeling van taxidrones voor in wereldsteden. En in Dubai en Singapore willen ze die technologie sowieso gaan omarmen. Elger van der Wel en Johan Voets hebben dus genoeg om over te praten in deze Rush Talk. Artikelen die je kunt lezen voor meer informatie: - De vliegende auto waarin Google-oprichter Larry Page investeerde is nog dit jaar te koop: - Eerste vliegende auto van Nederlandse autofabrikant PAL-V vanaf vandaag te koop: - De vliegende auto komt eraan! Airbus wil prototype eind 2017 af hebben: - Dubai start proef met taxidrones in juli: - Singapore al in gesprek met bedrijven over vliegende taxi’s: - Uber wil in 2020 zijn eerste vliegende taxi inzetten: - Met deze vliegende taxi ben je thuis voor je het door hebt: Meer weten over Rush Talk of alle afleveringen terugluisteren? Check!

Uber's plans for aviation on demand  

Jeff Holden, Uber's chief product officer, talks to the FT's Leslie Hook about the company's ambitious plan to start testing an aerial taxi service as soon as 2020.


another tuesday - another podcast ! this one was fun to do because we had no idea what we were talking about - we asked ourselves the infamous question 'where do you see yourself in 5 years'. good stuff ! we talk about : – are 5 year plans necessary or even slightly useful ? – what is our 5 year plan ? – where do we see ourselves living ? - what is our dream home ? – what will have happened with our careers 5 years down the line ? – why do everyone think being in influencer is just a stepping stone to something else ? - will we start a family !? and of course, it wouldn’t feel like tuesday without david’s semi-funny anecdote about people we don’t know : this week david remembers that poor taxi driver we met in a swedish small town once ! and we talk about random uber drivers in LA !

30 days to go: The May Way  

John Pienaar is joined by the BBC’s Political Editor, Laura Kuenssberg, from the back of a taxi and Business Editor, Simon Jack, on a dodgy phone line, to discuss why the prime minister has announced plans for an energy price cap. It’s a policy that's more or less out of Labour's 2015 playbook and the Tories had previously dismissed it as "Marxism”. Laura’s also been speaking to Jeremy Corbyn at Labour’s campaign launch in Manchester, where he declined to say whether he would categorically take Britain out of the EU if elected

TCF Ep. 371 - Omar Z. Robles  

Omar Z Robles is an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer based in NYC. His interest in storytelling began with one man: Marcel Marceau. The legendary mime actor taught him how to interpret the world through subtle but riveting movements. Those movements that he acquired as a student in Paris, he employs today in his photo series of ballet dancers. But before juxtaposing the clean lines of dancers against rugged city landscapes, Robles was shooting celebrities, athletes, artists, politicians and city dwellers for The Chicago Tribune’s Hoy, Metro San Juan, Latino Leaders and for his own street photography portfolio. In New York City, he transformed the aesthetic of his street photography by substituting the New Yorker with the New York dancer. Robles directed the dancers to tell stories with their bodies as he had learned from Marceau. The results were an army of miniature stories as told by the gentle flow of the dancers’ bodies. These stories were later passed on by local and international media. (Mashable, Instagram’s Blog, The Phoblographer, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Design Taxi and Harpers Bazaar). He is grateful to the dance community and to his supporters – 220,000 Instagram followers and counting. His social media acumen has made him an influencer for Fujifilm, Gap, Esprit, The Guatemala Tourism Board, Esquire Magazine and other fantastic brands. When he’s not spelunking the city, he’s at home with his wife, enjoying a steaming espresso cup – and editing his photos.   Resources: Omar Z. Robles Ruddy Roye Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for iOS. Click here to download for Android Click here to download for Windows Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via PayPal. You can follow Ibarionex on Instagram and Twitter.

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