How English and German are related and how their vowel sounds developed
Once long ago there were a group of people known variously as the Saxons, Angles, Jutes and Franks. We don't know what they called their language but we call it Proto Germanic. It is called this because it is the ancestor of all Germanic languages. The Germanic languages include languages like English, German, Dutch, Frisian, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese and others. My favourite part of linguistics is looking at how languages change over time. Language is part culture and part biological entity.
Behind the Photo of the Older Women in Waist-High Water in Texas - The New York Times
Photo Almost as soon as the water began seeping into the assisted-living center in Dickinson, Tex., Susan Bobrick knew about it. Ms. Bobrick, of Houston, has a sister who lives there, and an employee of the center, La Vita Bella, called residents’ relatives to alert them that water was reaching into the single-story building. That was a couple of hours before dawn on Sunday, when the water inside was less than an inch deep.
Digital Content Curation: More Important Than Ever by KayO
Feature image sourced from the Public Domain shared by Coltsfan I’ve been a fan of digital content curation for a long time. I’ve blogged about it on many occasions; first waxing lyrical about Diigo way back in 2011, then celebrating the new year in 2013 by suggesting resolutions to use curation to manage content overload and then reflecting on curation as an art form last year. So what could I have left to write about, five years after my original post, and is digital content curation even relevant half way through 2016? I have been reflecting on this question for a few days now, and I have come to the conclusion that there is still a lot that may be written about this topic, much to be learned, and that it is more relevant now than ever before. There has been, however, a slight change in focus for my writing on digital content curation.
One Language, Many Voices - Accents and dialects
Short description: Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone. This selection of recordings documents the way that people define their own accent. The collection, created between November 2010 and April 2011 by visitors to the British Library exhibition, Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices includes descriptions of accents influenced by geography, education, friends, family, occupation, social class and the media. Each person was asked to say where they thought their accent came from, including whatever information they thought was relevant.
Facebook removes posts made by people smugglers aiming to lure migrants
Facebook has removed several posts made by people smugglers openly advertising to attract migrants seeking passage to Europe. Written in Arabic, many of the posts were accompanied by videos and testimonials of what the smugglers claim are successful trips across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece, and from Egypt to Italy. All were written in recent months, a time of year when many people attempt the journey. People smugglers make about $35bn (£27bn) a year worldwide and the industry is the main driver of migrant deaths at sea, according to the head of the International Organisation for Migration.
Nurse who 'vented' online found guilty of professional misconduct
A Saskatchewan nurse who used Twitter and Facebook to express concern about the quality of care given to a family member in a nursing home has been found guilty of professional misconduct, according to a recent decision by the body that oversees nursing in the province. The case concerns posts by Carolyn Strom, a registered nurse who commented on Facebook in February of 2015. Her post both criticized and praised staff at St.
No-deal Brexit: 10 ways it could affect you
Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to leave the EU "come what may" by the 31 October - the date the UK must depart if no deal has been reached. An extra £2.1bn of funding has been announced to prepare for such a no-deal Brexit. How could you be affected if the UK does leave the EU without an agreement? 1. The contents of your shopping basket may change
Facebook says all I want is babies and caviar. What else does it think it knows about me?
Why does Facebook keep pushing pregnancy tests on me? Who do they think I am? Are you a woman in your mid-20s, perchance? As a daily Facebook user at the peak of my fertility (well, I assume; its data-gathering hasn’t got that specific – yet), my feed is full of advertisements for Clearblue and its competitors. One called Natural Cycles appeared a few days ago because it sought to “reach women aged 18 to 45 who live, or have recently been, in the United Kingdom”.
What are Digital Competencies by Bryn Mawr College
Skip to main content Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | More Information What Are Digital Competencies? The framework (also available in the official PDF version) is a collection of digital skills, categorized into five main areas of focus.
Advice from a Passionate Currator of Commencement Addresses
Advice and tips on how to prepare, structure, and deliver a great commencement address. Cristina Negrut is the founder of graduationwisdom.com. She has collaborated extensively with NPR, National Public Radio, in building the - The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever - project and has given TV, radio, and press interviews on commencement speeches.
'Need Help': Harvey Victims Use Social Media When 911 Fails - The New York Times
"We called 911 and it rang and rang and rang and rang," Fuller said Monday after the water receded and she managed to return safely to her single-story home. "There's just no agency in the world that could handle Harvey," she said. "However, none of us were warned that 911 might not work. It was very frightening."
Facebook's New, Independent Oversight Board Will Make Final Ruling on Decision to Ban Trump
It may not seem like it, but today could mark a significant turning point in the history of Facebook. Today, Facebook has announced that it will be referring its decision to indefinitely suspend the account of former US President Donald Trump to its recently activated Oversight Board, an independent panel of experts which Facebook has established to adjudicate on the platform's more controversial, and complex, policy decisions. In other words, to provide an outside perspective on difficult content rulings exactly like this. As explained by Facebook: