Setting the Tone for the School Year
This seven-minute video is a school's morning announcement program. This week our librarian, Mrs. Woodcock, talks about the library opening this week. She goes into some library rules to remember. Also included is video of advice from last year's fifth-graders about how to have a successful year and has students saying the Pledge of Allegiance and a Character Pledge.
Action Verbs Song for Kids: What Can You Do?
This is a fun kids song to practice actions, and the phrase "I can....." Dream English song by Matt R. New!! (2:34)
Rebel families splash into Aisha Gaddafi's pool
Aug. 26 - Libyan opposition supporters bring their families to the luxurious house, complete with swimming pool, once occupied by Muammar Gaddafi's daughter Aisha at his compound in Tripoli. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
OECD head says world worried about U.S. political gridlock
Aug. 26 - Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD, says the Fed has run out of policy options and the world is concerned the U.S. political system is not functioning properly.
Mayor Bloomberg briefs on preparations for Hurricane Irene
Aug. 26 - NYC Mayor Bloomberg visits an evacuation center and updates New Yorkers on preparations for Hurricane Irene.
The U.S. Week Ahead: August nonfarm payrolls in focus
Aug. 26 - Investors will be waiting for the U.S. Labor Department to report August job data. Analysts expect the U.S. added 80,000 jobs, but forecast the unemployment rate holding steady at 9.1 percent.
OECD top economist: Global policy makers must do more
Aug. 26 - Pier Carlo Padoan, chief economist for the OECD, reacts to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech and assesses the outlook for success in resolving the euro zone debt crisis.
The future of Apple without Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple Computers on Wednesday. Where does that leave Apple, the company he founded in 1976? Reuters Social Media Editor, Anthony DeRosa talks to John Abell, Wired Magazine's New York Bureau Chief.
Locals explore Gaddafi compound
Aug. 26 - Traffic cops returned to Tripoli's streets and locals hopped into Gaddafi family pools as the city began navigating life without the Libyan leader. Deborah Gembara reports.
Wall St. enjoys first up week in five
Aug. 26 - Summary of business headlines: Stocks posted their first weekly gain in a month; Bernanke quiet on QE3; Hurricane Irene barrels towards populous U.S. Northeast region, bringing with it fears of huge price tag. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Mexico Bank's Carstens expects long-term U.S. slow growth
Aug. 26 - Mexico Central Bank Governor Agustin Carstens says a long period of U.S. slow growth is more likely than the nation slipping back into recession.
High debt levels an intractable problem, says economist
Aug. 26 - Stephen Cecchetti, economic adviser to the Bank for International Settlements, analyzes the problems associated with bringing down excessive levels of government, corporate and consumer indebtedness.
Martin Feldstein: short-term pessimism, long-term optimism
Aug. 26 - Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein analyzes Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole address and elaborates on why he sees the U.S. economy formally entering recession within the next year.
Don't expect QE3 in September, says Columbia's Hubbard
Aug. 26 - Columbia Business School Dean Glenn Hubbard tells Reuters Insider he doesn't believe the Federal Reserve will announce a major monetary action at its September meeting.
Hurricane Irene boosts retail sales
Aug. 26 - Home and business owners rush to prepare for Hurricane Irene as they buy plywood, flashlights, batteries, pumps and grills - clearing shelves at large and small shops across New York. Jill Bennett reports.
Developing markets relieved no QE3 yet -Korea Central Banker
Aug. 26 - Korean Central Bank Governor Kim Choong-Soo says developing economies are relieved that Fed Chairman Bernanke did not announce a new round of quantitative easing on Friday.
Rod Stewart returns to Vegas
Aug. 26 - Rocker turned crooner Rod Stewart kicks off his musical residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Elly Park reports.
East coast boards up ahead of Irene
Aug. 26 - A quarter of a million New Yorkers have been ordered to evacuate areas that could be in Hurricane Irene's path. Deborah Gembara reports.
Authors@Google: Dario Nardi - Neuroscience of Personality
UCLA professor and author, Dario Nardi, has discovered that people of different personality types don't merely rely on different brain regions -- they use their brains in fundamentally different ways. Using colorful anecdotes and brain imagery, Dr. Nardi shares key insights from his lab. Among these insights: how people of different personalities can find and sustain a state of creative flow. This talk is suitable for a general audience including those who have passing familiarity with the Myers