Common Errors en Francais, Part 1
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ISS Update - August 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Aug. 25, 2011.
Nursery Rhymes recited by Esme
Esme is just four years old. You may have heard her voice in the background of my recordings before. Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water Jack fell down And broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after Fuzzy Wuzzy wuz a Bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy Wuz he? Pat a cake, Pat a cake, baker's man Bake me a cake as fast as you can; Pat it and prick it and mark it with a 'B', And put it in the oven for Baby and me. Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (poetry reading)
Every poet should write at least one monumental sonnet - this is Shelley's. The best version is by Vincent Price http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdLBzGPCZw The "lone and level sands" is a desktop wallpaper http://www.leenwallpapers.com/1920x1200/LightBrownSandDesert.html I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said--"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert....Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold co
How a bank's value affects you
Aug. 25 - Reuters blogger Felix Salmon tells us why the price-to-book ratio is something to be concerned about.
Dogs get stretched during 'dog yoga'
It's a yoga class for both human and canine. August 25, 2011 Andrew Schmertz reports
U.S. brokerage industry shrinking fast, says analyst
Aug. 25 - Analyst at Cerulli Associates Bing Waldert says the number of advisers working on Wall St. fell by 14,000, or by over 4 percent, last year adding there was also a major shift to independent firms.
U.S. community bankers fear Fed yield-curve flattening
Aug. 25 - President of the Independent Community Bankers of America Camden Fine says low interest rates hurt community banks and prevent them from servicing their local communities and businesses.
Irene seen hitting closer to New York: Accuweather
Aug. 25 - AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno says New York City, Southern New England, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, will experience damaging winds and flooding as hurricane Irene moves north.
Exec discusses HP's new strategies
Aug 24 - Executive Vice President of HP, Todd Bradley shares his vision for Hewlett-Packard's future in a post Steve Jobs world.
Funding your project 21st century style
Aug. 25 - Finding money to help fund projects has always been a conundrum for the starving artist. Kickstarter has produced a 21st Century solution to that problem.
Libya rebels storm Tripoli's Abu Salim district
Libyan rebels stormed Tripoli's Abu Salim district, one of the main holdouts of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in the capital, after NATO air strikes on a building in the area. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Apple consumers stand by brand
Aug. 25 - U.S. consumers expect to stay loyal to the Apple brand despite the departure of co-founder Steve Jobs as CEO. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Fed hasn't lost credibility, says Fed's Hoenig
Aug. 25 - Kansas City Federal Reserve President Thomas Hoenig says dissent and debate are good for the central bank and adds the U.S. has to be put on a sustainable path of reducing its deficit for the recovery to take hold.
U.S. double-dip recession not likely, says Fed's Hoenig
Aug. 25 - Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig says the U.S. economy is not set to slide back into negative territory and argues the U.S. has to look long term for a solution to its anemic growth.
U.S. Day Ahead: Street waits on Bernanke with high QE hopes
Aug. 25 - Wall Street is hoping for another dose of easing from Fed Chairman Bernanke, but Reuters Specialist Editor Dan Burns says the mood in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, suggests investors are deluding themselves.
Chilean police clash with anti-government protesters
Aug. 25 - Chilean police use water cannons to disrupt protests against President Sebastian Pinera. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
The Exchange: Why Steve Jobs Matters
Aug. 25 - Rob Cox sizes up Steve Jobs' resignation with New York Times Tech Reporter Steve Lohr and Reuters Technology, Media and Telecommunications Chief Peter Lauria.
Dangerous Irene aims for Northeast
Aug 25 - Hurricane Irene is a dangerous Category 3 storm heading for North Carolina and the Northeast U.S. just as many families are setting out for their final summer getaway. Carmen Roberts reports.
Rebels storm Abu Salim district
Aug. 25 - Rebels take scores of Gaddafi loyalists, as they tear through Abu Salim district. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).