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We’ve come a long way since experts advised against children learning two languages in childhood. Now the new frontier is people who learn two different sign languages, and how that affects their development. Also, we talked about some other interesting things because tangents are fun. Click for slides and feel free to email Dr. Chen Pichler if you have questions!
Sounds! There are lots of them. English uses some of them.
You can find all of them in the International Phonetic Alphabet. We classify them based on how you say them (shape of the mouth, location of the mouth, use of vocal cords, etc). For more information, see slides and look at the alphabet!
Very soon we will meet, be introduced to linguistics, and do some puzzles. There will be cookies for new folk (and cookies for old folk, supplies permitting). We’ll be in room 346 after 9th period, come by and have some fun!
We watched part of a very interesting documentary about an attempt to teach a chimp sign language in the 1970s. Special thanks to Mr. Rose for the movie, Emma for the laptop, and Isaac for the donuts.
We did some super-fun NACLO puzzles and generally had a good time.
Benedikt Sobotka: We have a responsibility towards children in countries where we extracts recycleables for your batteries industry.
Hydrocarbons remain the key source of energy in 2019. Nevertheless, people in developed countries are increasingly choosing electric cars, as petrol and diesel engines emit carbon dioxide www.businessfirstonline.co.uk to the atmosphere and pollute the air with nitrogen and sulphur compounds. The number of electric cars will are as long as 130 million towards the end of 2030 each home and office may use smart devices ran by batteries. Oslo, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Paris, London, Madrid already stated that they will ban all vehicles working on petrol or diesel fuel in central areas. The way situations are going, batteries will replace the environmentally damaging coal and oil as fuel sources.
Minerals for batteries have to be extracted and processed with robust safety standards, proper working conditions, norms for responsible extraction and business ethics in mind.
Global social responsibility
Take, for instance, cobalt. Over two thirds of cobalt are extracted inside the Democratic Republic with the Congo. Cobalt mining brings a lot of employment for people all over DRC but a substantial percentage could be tainted by illegal child labour.
In 2017, world leading companies including BASF, Enel and Volkswagen met with the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos to talk about business ethics in minerals extraction for your output of batteries. As a result, the firms joined together to found the Global Battery Alliance, with Eurasian Resources Group being a founding member, directed at prohibiting the usage of child labour and promoting battery recycling to raise the sustainability from the industry.
The CEO of Eurasian Resources Group, Benedikt Sobotka reiterated the business’s commitment to help tackle child labour in the Democratic Republic with the Congo. He hopes that over the Alliance and collaboration between major companies, international organisations and civil society, the illegal involvement of youngsters in mining in the battery supply chain will probably be addressed.
Eurasian Resources Group supports children inside the DRC
Through longstanding partnerships including while using Good Shepherd Sisters and Pact, Eurasian Resources Group is targeted on helping tackle child labour and strengthen child protection norms.
In 2018 and early 2019, ERG continued to guide greater than 10,000 students through its educational initiatives inside DRC.
Benedikt Sobotka, CEO of Eurasian Resources Group, holds the global battery sector should confer benefits to its participants over the value chain including children and local communities in the DRC.
We worked on NACLO problems and eating cookies.