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Thursday, 23 June 2011

COURSE 2010-2011: THE END

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Monday, 20 June 2011

MONDAYS ARE ALWAYS BAD DAYS, BUT THIS IS OUR LAST ONE THIS COURSE ["MANIC MONDAY", THE BANGLES]


The Bangles are an American all-female band that originated in the early 1980s, scoring several hit singles during the decade. Susanna Hoffs joined sisters Vicki and Debbi Peterson and Annette Zilinskas to form a band in Los Angeles in December, 1980. The band was part of the Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene, which featured groups that played a mixture of 1960s-influenced folk-rock and jangle pop with a more modern punk–ish/garage band undertone. All this went some way to attracting the attention of Prince, who later wrote "Manic Monday" for the group. "Manic Monday" went on to become a #2 hit in the US, the UK and Germany.


Video "MANIC MONDAY", The Bangles:

Audio "MANIC MONDAY", The Bangles+lyrics:

Sunday, 19 June 2011

"LIFELINES": ANDREA CORR'S SECOND SOLO-ALBUM



Andrea Corr, one of the siblings which made up Irish successful 90s pop-group The Corrs, is just back with her second solo-album of cover versions "LIFELINES". In it, she collects songs by Lennon, Roy Orbison, Velvet Underground, Kirsty McColl, Harry Nilsson, Ron Sexsmith, Nick Drake & The Blue Nile. Songs and artists which have meant something to her in her life. Here's her video and a promotional interview from BBC1.


Video interview from BBC1:



Video "TINSELTOWN IN THE RAIN" (single):


Lyrics:
Why did we ever come so far ?
I knew I'd seen it all before
Tall building reach up in vain
Tinseltown is in the rain
I know now love was so exciting

Tinseltown in the rain
Oh men and women
Here we are, caught up in this big rhythm

One day this love will all blow over
Time for leaving the parade
Is there a place in this city
A place to always feel this way
And hey, there's a red car in the fountain

Tinseltown in the rain
Oh men and women
Here we are, caught up in this big rhythm

Do I love you ? Yes I love you
Will we always be happy go lucky ?
Do I love you ? Yes I love you
But it's easy come, and it's easy go
All this talking is only bravado yeah

Oh, Tinseltown

Tinseltown in the rain
Oh men and women
Here we are, caught up in this big rhythm
Tinseltown in the rain
Oh men and women
Here we are, caught up in this big rhythm
Tinseltown is in the rain
Tinseltown is in the rain
Tinseltown is in the rain
Tinseltown is in the rain

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Do I love you ? Yes I love you
Will we always be happy go lucky ?
Do I love you ? Yes I love you
But it's easy come, and it's easy go
All this talking, talking is only bravado

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Tinseltown is in the rain
Tinseltown is in the rain
Tinseltown is in the rain
Tinseltown is in the rain

Monday, 13 June 2011

100 YEARS WITH IBM


International Business Machines (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting firm headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation through a merger of four companies and adopted the name International Business Machines in 1924.
In 2011, Fortune ranked IBM the 18th largest firm in the U.S., as well as the 7th most profitable. Globally, the company was ranked the 31st largest firm by Forbes for 2011. Other rankings for 2010 include #1 company for leaders, #2 best global brand, #3 green company, #15 most admired company, and #18 most innovative company. IBM employs more than 425,000 employees(sometimes referred to as "IBMers")in over 200 countries, with occupations including scientists, engineers, consultants, and sales professionals.
IBM holds more patents than any other U.S.-based technology company and has nine research laboratories worldwide. Its employees have garnered five Nobel Prizes, five National Medals of Science, among many others. The company has undergone several organizational changes since its inception, acquiring some companies and spinning off companies like Lexmark (1991).



Video on IBM's Centennial:


Thursday, 9 June 2011

ESO & BAC STUDENTS MUST MOVE OUT OF IES PASEO DAS PONTES




Photos by Victor Echave


As you can see in these photographs, ESO & BAC Students from IES "Paseo das Pontes" de A Coruña protested this morning in front of their school, against the news of the closing down of these study levels there. The Galician education authorities have decided, without any notice, that this school together with another six throughout Galicia will be turned into schools where only Professional Training studies will be taught. This change implies that all the secondary school students and teachers will be diverted to others nearby. In the case of the IES "Paseo das Pontes" in A Coruña, students and teachers will have our school, IES "Rafael Dieste", and IES "Salvador de Madariaga" as the official ones to receive them, although some may want to go to other schools.
Students and teachers are against the way and the time that this change has been introduced, without knowing or being able to give any possible opinions or different solutions to it. Students have to decide in 24 hours where they want to study during the next course. Teachers will have to wait to see where they will be able to teach.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

LET'S READ FOR INSPIRATION



Where did this little boy get the inspiration to write this?

"How tired I am of this unbearable distance between us. How I long for the toll of the recess bell. Have you forgotten me? Grown mindless of me? Tell me I am not writing into an abyss. Or that is what will become of my heart."


From reading! Why don't you?

Video "READING INSPIRES CHILDREN":

Sunday, 5 June 2011

SIXTH ROLAND GARROS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR RAFA NADAL

For the sixth time in seven years, Spanish tennis-player has won the French Roland Garros Championship. Rafael Nadal equalled Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles after defeating Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-1 in a hard-hitting final at Roland Garros.
The world number one brushed off an early injury concern to move into a commanding two-set lead and seemed to be heading for an easy win.
Some inspired play from Federer caused Nadal to wobble at the end of the third set but the Swiss player could not keep mistakes out of his game and any hopes of an unlikely comeback were soon killed off by the clay court master.
Nadal raced away from his great rival in the fourth set to move level with Borg as the man with the most French Open titles since the tournament became an international event in 1925.


Video Rafa Nadal Clay Tennis King:



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