Homework – August 3 2015

Finish your speeches and get ready for the debate this Wednesday!!! Combine speeches with your partners, and for Sophia, just get ready to watch the rounds and flow.

Remember, current events blogs should be about your opinion (what you think) about the issue.

Andrew – Gun control laws (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33646704) (http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/18/charleston-mayor-calls-for-stricter-gun-laws.html)

Sophia – Marijuana legalization (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20346431) (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19336816) (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-20397335)

Jinny – Dying Bees (http://www.cnbc.com/2015/05/14/honeybees-are-dying-and-us-fruit-and-nut-crops-may-suffer.html) (http://www.techtimes.com/articles/53517/20150517/honeybees-are-dying-and-why-this-stings-for-humans.htm)

Nathan – Residential schools (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33011821) (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33099511)

Tajun – Childhood obesity (http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31041864) (http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/en/news/columns/paediatricianscorner/pages/causes-and-consequences-of-childhood-obesity.aspx)

For commenting, comment your opinion about the issue.

For the commenting system, Jinny -> Andrew -> Nathan -> Tajun -> Jinny

Watch this video of debate : (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVAontOli8Y)

Homework – August 3 2015

Andrew – FIFA Corruption

Jack Warner, the president of confederation of the north, central America and Caribbean Association football, was arrested on Wednesday. He resigned all of his positions in international football in June 2011th. Warner, 72 years old was a member of a  executive committee  which, among things. The 50 year old is a  president of Concacaf and a FIFA vice-president. He was arrested by Swiss police on behalf of US authorities. Webb a former lawyer, he became a president of the Cayman Islands Football Association when he was not even thirty years old. He became the president when he was an age of 26! FIFA is fun. But we cannot ruin it.

Andrew – FIFA Corruption

Charleston Shooting by Jinny Lee

Last 17th, nine black people who are studying bible murdered by a white man at Emanuel AME Church, which is located at Charleston. Eight people are died right away, and one went to hospital but died, too. The white man couldn’t get gun, but he had one because of problem of gun control system. He petitioned to buy a gun on April 11th, and waited three days, but there was no reply from FBI, so he got a gun.

Why some people discriminate other people by colour of their skin? Colour of skin depends on quantity of melanin pigment. Why melanin pigment is that much important? Some people kill others just because of quantity of melanin pigment. It doesn’t make any sense. I hope that some white people realize their act is wrong, and stop kill blacks.

Charleston Shooting by Jinny Lee

Tajun-Kiev’s police force

Ukraine is trying to reform its police service by hiring of a number of young and photogenic new officers. They are hiring new officers because some of them killed protesters in the last year’s dramatic events in the Maidan Square where more than 100 of them were killed. As a result, the new administration in Kiev has been trying to reform the force – changing its name and uniforms. They are firing old officers and hiring 2000 new ones, and a quarter of them are female. But the new officers are now unexpectedly taking selfies with their non-police friends and posting it on social medias.

I think it was a good thing that they are firing old officers and hiring new ones, but I don’t think it was a good move of recruiting young officers because they are now taking selfies while doing their job. I guess you should keep these officers instead of the older ones because officers who take selfies are better than ones who kill protesters. But if these officers screw-up on their job majorly then I say get new ones… again!

Tajun-Kiev’s police force

Greek debt crisis by Nathan

Just over a week ago, Alexis Tsipras stepped on to a podium in Syntagma Square in Athens. In his trademark open-necked white shirt, his sleeves rolled up, he punched the air.I call on you to say a big ‘no’ to ultimatums, ‘no’ to blackmail,” he cried. “Turn your back on those who would terrorise you.”His thousands of fans roared in approval. The Greek public followed his lead and 61% voted “oxi No.In a late-night speech to parliament, a chastened Alexis Tsipras compared negotiations to a war, in which battles are fought and lost.

Greek debt crisis by Nathan

Facegloria by nathanqi

A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content in any form is completely banned.The creators of Facegloria claim the site has attracted 100,000 members since its launch last month.Ummaland, a social network for Muslims which launched in 2013, currently has around 329,000 members.It includes “extended privacy settings” for women and daily Islamic inspirational quotes.
Brazil’s Facegloria is currently only available in Portuguese but other language services and a mobile app are also planned.Brazil has the world’s largest Roman Catholic population.Gay material were banned from the social media platform.

Facegloria by nathanqi

Homework – July 31 2015

Finish both proposition and opposition speeches! Make sure you time them and they are no less than three minutes long each. Include your stance on the topic, definitions, framework, and at least two arguments. Arguments should follow proper structure (claim, warrant, impact) and also have evidence incorporated.

Nathan – Facegloria (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33409968) (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/11718235/Brazilian-Evangelicals-set-up-a-sin-free-version-of-Facebook.html)

Nathan – Greek Debt Crisis Referendum (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33492387) (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33314442)

Andrew – Controversy with FIFA (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/may/27/fifa-corruption-crisis-key-figures-football) (http://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/world-cup-guides/world-cup-2014/fifa-institutional-politics/the-dark-side-of-fifa-controversies-and-the-future/)

Jinny – Charleston shooting (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33258820) (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33179019) (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33737244)

Tajun – Kiev’s police force (http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-33432788) (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3154782/An-arresting-sight-Ukraine-hires-attractive-men-women-reformed-police-department-encourages-selfies-locals.html)

Remember to comment on each other’s speech! Tajun -> Jinny -> Andrew -> Tajun

Nathan doesn’t need to comment on anyone’s post, just finish your current events blog.

Homework – July 31 2015