Gun Debate Divides Nation's Police Officers, Too. Photos of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., are displayed behind Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson (left) and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption itoggle caption Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photos of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., are displayed behind Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson (left) and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. Rich Pedroncelli/AP After the mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., last week, the national media gave a lot of attention to the fact that the local sheriff, John Hanlin, is an ardent supporter of gun rights. What wasn't widely reported was how common views like Hanlin's have become in law enforcement. "Talking about firearms now is like talking about race," says Richard Beary, chief of police for the University of Central Florida and president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Take the situation in Milwaukee. Pourquoi les Américains n’ont pas de congés payés | Le blog du Bureau de Washington. "Nous sommes le seul pays développé au monde à ne pas offrir de congé maladie ou de congé parental à nos travailleurs", déclarait le président Obama dans son discours à la nation, en janvier dernier. Les Etats-Unis sont en effet la seule nation membre de l'OCDE, club de pays riches, à ne pas avoir de congé payé - y compris le congé parental.
Certains candidats démocrates en font un sujet de leur campagne dans la course à la présidentielle 2016. Selon Hillary Clinton, le congé maternité permettrait à plus de femmes de contribuer à la production de richesses aux Etats-Unis, en conservant leur emploi lorsqu'elle ont des enfants, a-t-elle déclaré dans un discours cet été. Son rival Bernie Sanders, sénateur du Vermont, plaide pour un congé payé parental de 12 semaines. Rien n'oblige les entreprises à accorder des congés payés à leurs salariés, même si certaines en font le choix. Congés payés dans l'OCDE. Cela peut paraître surprenant, dans le pays le plus riche du monde. Le poids des lobbys. Feminist protesters storm red carpet at London premiere of Suffragette | Film. More than a hundred feminist protesters jumped the barriers onto the red carpet at the premiere of Suffragette in Leicester Square. Women were seen being physically carried and pushed back over barriers as green and purple smoke bombs filled the air outside the Odeon cinema in central London on Wednesday.
Activists from Sisters Uncut, who campaign against domestic violence, attended the red carpet event saying they wanted to bring attention to the cuts to domestic violence services and declaring “the battle isn’t over yet”. Helena Bonham Carter, one of the stars of the film, was seen to mouth “Oh golly” as the protesters jumped the barrier as she was walking the red carpet. Undeterred she continued signing fans posters and posing for photographs. Interviewed by Sky News at the premiere, Bonham Carter said: “I’m glad our film has done something. The actor Romala Garai, who also stars in the film, was giving interviews as the protest broke around her. Breaking News English ESL Lesson on Teenage Parties. ‘Best party ever’ costs parents $20,000 The parents of an Australian teenager may have a $20,000 bill to pay for damages caused at a party held by their son.
Corey Delaney, 16, decided to throw a party in his house on Saturday night while his parents were on vacation. He posted an open invitation on the MySpace website, which resulted in 500 teenagers showing up at his Melbourne home. The youths got drunk and started damaging neighbouring properties. Corey seemed proud of his party when reporters interviewed him. 1. 2. Have a chat about the topics you liked. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. GAP FILL: Put the words into the gaps in the text. LISTENING: Listen and fill in the spaces. The parents of an Australian teenager may have a $20,000 ______________ damages caused at a party ______________.
Corey seemed ______________ when reporters interviewed him. 1. Share your findings with your partners. 2. Share your questions with other classmates / groups. 3. 4. 5. Write about parties for 10 minutes. 1. 2. In 60 seconds: What is Ebola?