Sunday, 12 June 2016

Kamal Sawlani - ALL Learning Logs

Kamal Sawlani - Learning Logs


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Learning Log 1
June Holidays Week 2
12pm - 1pm
Thursday, 9th of June 2016


Source:


Reuters


Article Title:


North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs - US Official


What I Did:


I decided to read the news.


What I Learnt:


plutonium - the chemical element of atomic number 94, a dense silvery radioactive metal of the actinide series, used as a fuel in nuclear reactors and as an explosive in nuclear fission weapons. Plutonium only occurs in trace amounts in nature but is manufactured in nuclear reactors from uranium-238.


Summary:


North Korea has restarted production of plutonium, a senior U.S. State Department official said, showing that in spite of international sanctions, North Korea still has plans to pursue its nuclear program. Washington is worried by the effort, as plutonium can be used to manufacture bombs.

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Learning Log 2
June Holidays Week 2
2pm - 3pm
Thursday, 9th of June 2016


Source:


Reuters


Article Title:


Sharapova banned for 2 years by ITF


What I Did:


I decided to read up on sports news.


What I Learnt:


Tribunal - a body established to settle certain types of dispute


Summary:


Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation from playing in any matches or tournaments. This ban comes after she tested positive for melodium, a banned substance, at the Australian Open this year. The tennis player is thinking of appealing over the ban.

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Learning Log 3
June Holidays Week 2
4pm - 5pm
Thursday, 9th of June 2016


Source:


Mashable Asia


Article Title:


Converse finally updates its All Stars after almost 100 years


What I Did:


I was looking for a new shoe to buy and came up on this.


What I Learnt:


debossed - stamp (a design) into the surface of an object so that it is indented.


Summary:


Converse launched 'All Star Modern', a new design for its popular 'Converse All Star' sneakers, almost 100 years after the shoes first launched in 1920. The sneakers, which have been codesigned with Nike, will be available in two variants from June 16(my birthday!) with prices starting at US$130.

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Learning Log 4
June Holidays Week 2
11am - 12pm
Saturday, 11th of June 2016


Source:


Reuters


Article Title:


'Please don't go!' German magazine urges Brits on Brexit.


What I Did:


I was watching the news on TV when they mentioned this.


What I Learnt:


What is Der Spiegel? (the magazine): Der Spiegel is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg. It is one of Europe's largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of 840,000.


Summary:


A German magazine, Der Spiegel, has appealed the UK not to leave the European Union in a special edition of its magazine. The magazine, which has the words "Please don't go!" printed on its cover lists out the reasons on "Why Germany needs the United Kingdom". The magazine shall be sold at a reduced price of £2. This comes ahead of a June 23 referendum to decide if the UK should leave the European Union.

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Learning Log 5
June Holidays Week 2
1pm - 2pm
Saturday, 11th of June 2016


Source:


The Guardian


Article Title:


Memorial service in Louisville for Muhammad Ali – as it happened.


What I Did:


People online were tributing his death, so I researched more about him.


What I Learnt:


Who is Muhammad Ali?: Muhammad Ali was an American Olympic and professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.


Summary:


Retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali was cremated in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The funeral procession moved from his childhood home to the places he frequented as a youth, before ending at the town cemetery​. The service, which President Obama was not able to attend due to his daughter’s graduation, was attended by over 14,000 people including actor Will Smith and Mike Tyson.

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