Residents of one French département now face lockdown without even the comfort of a glass of wine after a local official banned the sale of alcohol in the area. The Préfet of the Aisne département in north east France has…
The head of a French group said most victims of terror are Muslims and it is crucial Europe is reminded about this fact. “Muslims are the first to suffer the consequences of terror attacks,” Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc, who chairs the French Terror Victims Association (AFVT), told Anadolu Agency before the start of the International Congress for the Victims of Terrorism being held in Nice….more: AA
A shadowy UK government propaganda unit that privately declares that it works to “effect behavioural and attitudinal change” among British Muslims has drawn up plans to begin operating in France. The Research, Information and Communications Unit (RICU), which is based at the Home Office in London, generates films, social media, websites, leaflets and news stories that are intended to influence public opinion while concealing the British government’s role in their creation….middle east
“But look what you do to us! You should be ashamed of yourself…We don’t even hate you!.. You should be with us, for the people, for P!”…more: In pictures: France’s latest protests
Rwanda’s government on Monday said 22 French senior military officers helped to plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in which more than 800,000 people were killed. The French officers were involved both as perpetrators and accomplices, Rwanda’s National Commission for…
With more than 300 million people speaking it, no wonder the British Council is promoting its teaching in schools.The 10-year-old was looking at the card in front of him which showed an image of a fish. “Samak,” he said decisively..He and his classmates at Horton Park primary school, in Bradford, have been learning Arabic for three years now, courtesy of a drive by the British Council to boost the take-up of the language in state schools.His teacher, Saleh Patel – one of the few Arabic teachers working full-time in a British primary school – had told the class to link the pictures on the cards with the correct word in Arabic to describe them…more: independent.co.uk
Bill Gates wishes he knew French, Arabic or Chinese
Retired Microsoft CEO Bill Gates may be worth nearly $80 billion, but he’s not totally satisfied.
In a Redditt chat Wednesday, when asked if he regretted not doing something, Gates said he wished he knew a foreign language.
“I feel pretty stupid that I don’t know any foreign languages. I took Latin and Greek in High School and got A’s and I guess it helps my vocabulary but I wish I knew French or Arabic or Chinese. I keep hoping to get time to study one of these – probably French because it is the easiest. I did Duolingo for awhile but didn’t keep it up. Mark Zuckerberg amazingly learned Mandarin and did a Q&A with Chinese students – incredible.”…. more : Bill Gates wishes he knew French, Arabic or Chinese