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Snow at Christmas

Listen here The image on many a Christmas card is that of a thick blanket of snow covering everything. Yet in several parts of the world, when Christmas is celebrated, it rarely if ever snows, even in the Northern Hemisphere. Furthermore, Australia, New Zealand in fact all Southern Hemisphere countries are experiencing Summer at Christmastime. But…
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Moving Day in Quebec

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca // The process of moving can be a chore for many of us. Nevertheless, in the Canadian province of Quebec, there is a day dedicated to moving. Moving Day takes place on July 1, the same day as the national holiday, Canada Day. According to Wikipedia, the tradition began in 1750, and each year on this day…
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Help the Philippines

The Philippines was struck by a powerful typhoon on November 8. There are a number of ways to help those in need. Unicef has launched an emergency appeal to help supply food, health kits and water and hygiene kits to children. http://www.unicef.org.au/Donate/One-off-Donation/Typhoon-Haiyan-hits-Philippines.aspx Disasters Emergency Committee also…
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All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Listen here November 1 and 2 are holidays in many Catholic countries. These days are known as All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2. On these days, families and friends pray and remember those who are deceased. In many European countries people bring flowers to the graves of dead relatives. Words deceased: no longer alive.
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Civil Conflict in Syria

Click to listen Audio by Evoca // Syria has been affected by an economically devastating internal struggle for several years, finally metamorphosing into a major civil conflict. The conflict, which started in 2011, is between the current President of the country, Bashaar al Assad, and those seeking to oust him. The United Nations stated that the…
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Back to School

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// It is that time of year when we begin to hear the sounds of happy boys and girls heading back to school for the new academic year. Fresh from their vacations, these young people are eager to study and learn new things, such as mathematical formulas, literature, scientific wonders and foreign languages.…
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