Watch live: Biden speaks about jobs in Michigan

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite request from local GOP official Democrats fear 2016 repeat despite Biden’s lead in polls Trump: Harris would be an ‘insult’ as first female president MORE is set to speak Wednesday afternoon in Warren, Mich., about his plan to boost jobs in the […]

Nearly 1.6 lakh teachers in UP to get free online spoken English course through DIKSHA portal

Language teachers of around 1.60 lakh government-run primary and upper primary schools of UP will soon be able to improve their pronunciation and teaching skills through tailor-made free of cost smart spoken English course videos made available for them. Experts of English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI), Prayagraj, have completed the task of designing the course, […]

Teachers of 1.6 lakh schools in UP to get free online spoken English course through DIKSHA portal

“We saw that none of the courses already there could cater to the knowledge of English language along with speaking practice that we needed for our teachers. The course designed by us will give knowledge of syntax, including grammar and sentence structure, besides pronunciation, vocabulary as well as information regarding common errors made by most. […]

Missing the forest for the trees: National English exam results reconsidered

Those who do will need different skill sets, depending upon the nature of their work. One size doesn’t fit all. This ranges from a solid reading knowledge of the language, functional proficiency, defined as “the ability to communicate in basic social, travel and non-specialized work situations,” to C1 (effective operational proficiency or advanced) or C2 […]

Europe Furious Over Johnson’s Plan to Override Brexit Agreement

Conversely, some uncompromising Brexiters in Johnson’s ruling Conservative party, who want a clean break from the EU, fear Johnson might be game-playing  and laying the ground to offer significant concessions to the EU to get a last-minute free-trade deal that he will advertise as a great win for Britain. They worry he’s engaging in a […]

Odd jobs keep Hanoi couple awake, in pocket

Health problems including joint issues are part of the job, Chi said, adding he had to stay home for seven months last year due to amyotrophy and paralysis in his left arm. As a result, Hao and their eldest son had to support the entire family on their own.

These three women stood up to Europe’s longest-serving dictator. Here’s what happened to them

The family is now in exile in Poland. Tsepkalo told Reuters on August 19 that the “only legitimate President is Svetlana Tikhanovskaya … our main aim is just to make Lukashenko go,” adding that she would like to go back to Belarus but understands the chances of her going to jail are “very, very high.”

10 holiday highlights of this strange summer: readers’ tips

Bivvying in the Dales Before lockdown I’d never experienced sunrise but now I’ve done so four times, most notably on Wild Boar Fell in the Yorkshire Dales. I bivvied up there – that’s camping without a tent – with my son, another first. The only other figures at the summit at 4.30am were a row […]

English warned limits on gatherings may last til Christmas

Johnson’s Conservative government has faced strong criticism for its mixed messages since it started easing the coronavirus lockdown in late spring. It spent much of the summer encouraging people to eat out to help the hard-pressed hospitality sector and is now urging workers to return to their offices to help hard-hit businesses in city centers.

Frenchman takes former employer to tribunal over tedious job

In December 2015, a court ordered Desnard to pay his former employer €1,000 for defamation. The court judged he was “inspired by a sense of personal animosity” against his former employer who he had become convinced, without any real proof, had “ruined his health”.