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    The future

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 16/11/2010

    » Pupils at my school recently put on an assembly about the past, telling their peers and parents what the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s were like. The information presented included coverage of atomic bombs, racism, music, trends and sport. One of the things they mentioned was that people used to watch movies on a VCR (videocassette recorder) and that you could use it to record songs and videos! It started me thinking about what has changed over the course of not only my life, but theirs, too. Most of the pupils in the performance were born in 1999, and since then, the mobile phone has become a hand-held computer, and something the size of a fat credit card can hold thousands of songs.

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    Calling for better organised conferences

    Learningpost, Steve Graham, Published on 27/07/2010

    » Calls for papers are out as conference time will be upon us again soon. Also, everyone has opinions on how these conferences should be run. A letter in the EL Gazette highlighted several problems that were experienced by one person, a publisher attending the last ThaiTesol conference.

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    Oil and water don't mix

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 13/07/2010

    » Oil is always in the news for some reason or another, whether for fluctuating barrel prices, oil-rig fires, or tanker crashes and leaks. Recently, it is because of the gigantic semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (Modu), called Deepwater Horizon, that exploded on April 20, resulting in millions of litres of crude oil gushing into the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The oil rig is leased by BP Plc, fka British Petroleum, a British-based global energy company.

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    SVOA expands learning opportunities

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 13/07/2010

    » Although it had stopped raining, clouds still blanketed the high peaks of the Banthat mountain range, which could be seen clearly from the school's yard. A modern two-storey building stands at one end of the yard, contrasting against the old, flat one-storey school edifice. Recently, the building has been serving as the new education hub for students, parents and community members in the vicinity.

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    It's a small world in Thai politics

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 08/08/2010

    » Oh God, not another one. On a ranking of things Thailand desperately needs right now, where would "an extra province" be? Surely somewhere down in the 900s, wedged between "pay rise for politicians" (#946) and "more Cambodian child beggars outside police booths" (#948).

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