Rubrika: In the news

21. 7. 2012 | 20:42 

Insatiable longing

Two new books probe the limits of capitalism 

7. 7. 2012 | 09:11 

New Amazon highway 'would put Peru's last lost tribes at risk'

Eco-campaigners clash with developers over plan to build 125-mile road through rainforest 

30. 6. 2012 | 07:24 

Teenage Ethiopian Olympic torch bearer goes missing in Nottingham

Natnael Yemane, 15, travelled to the UK to take part in Olympic relay through London 2012 International Inspiration programme 

16. 6. 2012 | 00:00 

Spaniards resigned to bleak future as austerity bites

Many fear that without a long-term economic plan, the nightmare for the Spanish people will last for years 

5. 5. 2012 | 00:00 

Shell says no to North Sea wind power

Oil company insists it can't make the numbers add up to justify offshore windfarms 

27. 4. 2012 | 00:00 

Ford faces threat of first strikes since 1970s

Unite union will ballot 2,500 members at Ford UK over plans to close final salary scheme to newcomers and lower starting pay. 

9. 8. 2005 | 16:04 

New terms

New management styles are emerging all the time. This can lead to a lot of new words and terms which don't necessarily make a lot of sense. See if you can correctly interpret these technical management terms. 

4. 6. 2005 | 19:56 

News Speak

The English news media – foreign newspapers, satellite TV and the internet – are a great source of information. However, they can sometimes use language in an unusual way to try to get their message across more dynamically or forcefully. Often a headline will just be a string of nouns: “construction company takeover battle”. Articles and the verb “to be” can be left out: “Smith and Jones close to deal” (not “Smith and Jones are close to a deal”). The simple tense is often used and the present simple is used to talk about events that happened in the past: “Smith confirms Jones buyout” (it already happened), and the infinitive is used to talk about events in the future: “Jones to appeal to government” (it hasn’t happen yet). So if you don’t know the patterns, headlines can leave you more confused than when you started reading! Try these headlines… 

14. 2. 2005 | 19:03 

In the News

The language in the news frequently reports recent market developments as well as prospects of economically significant companies. Here are some... 
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