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English pages for children. English pages for everyone.

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Babs Bell (Bishop) Hajdusiewicz and her books

Bestselling author Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz, Ms.Ed. is the author of more than 100 books and 350 poems for children, including: Don’t Go Out in Your Underwear!; Phonics through Poetry: Teaching Phonemic Awareness Using Poetry; MORE Phonics through Poetry: Teaching Phonemic Awareness Using Poetry; Rhythm & Rhyme Reader Series; Questions and Answers Series; Jacks and More Jacks, Words! Words! Words!; Words and More Words. She is also author of Steppingstone Stories Series; Peaceful Me and Sometimes I Feel Happy, Sometimes I Feel Sad; three Poetry Works! collections for early childhood through intermediate grades; middle-grades biography Mary Carter Smith: African-American Storyteller; and the Dainty Dinosaur Series.

Hajdusiewicz stars in the Wright Group staff-development video Developing Oral Language and Phonemic Awareness through Rhythm and Rhyme. She has written numerous children's stories, articles for teachers and parents, and has contributed to and edited many elementary textbooks.

An educator for 40 years, Hajdusiewicz taught early childhood, elementary, and special education at all levels, served school districts in Indiana and Michigan as director of special education, and taught graduate and undergraduate education courses at Eastern Michigan and Cleveland State Universities. She founded Booking the Future: Reader to Reader™, a community-involvement literacy program that placed books in the hands and homes of more than 16,000 four, five, and six year olds, and Pee Wee Poetry™, a language development program for children aged two through nine. Hajdusiewicz is a frequent conference keynoter for educators and parents and a popular visiting author in schools across the country and abroad.

Specialties: Poetry for kids; humor; parenting for literacy; school staff development; author of numerous classroom materials; emphasis on phonemic awareness before phonics instruction; building love of learning from infancy onward

(Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz живет и работает в Атланте, штат Джорджия. Она написала более 100 книг и 350 стишков для детей. Своими книгами она предоставляет советы, консультации и материал для воспитателей, чтобы они чувствовали себя уверенно в том, что они помогают детям в период их раннего развития и становления их устной речи. Учителя английского языка могут использовать стихи для изучения языка в целом. Родители могут читать эти нехитрые стихи своим детям и помогать им изучать английский язык.)

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Sing Sweet Nightingale - Drizella, Cinderella

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A song in Cinderella by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston.

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (cinderella ENG)

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Bambi - "Let's sing a gay little spring song"

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There are several different theories on how New York City earned the nickname "The Big Apple," each with a certain amount of truth to them. It appears that city officials did not officially adopt the moniker until 1971, although many residents and visitors had been using the nickname since the 1920s. The 1971 campaign to popularize New York City as the Big Apple included volunteers handing out real apples to passing tourists. Through this promotion, the city hoped to generate a more positive perception of New York City, and all it had to offer as one of the world's largest cities.

The first reference to New York City as by this name is believed to have appeared in 1909. A man named Martin Wayfarer allegedly criticized the disproportional amount of the nation's money New York City received annually. He compared the country's economy to a tree with many roots, but the "big apple" (New York City) received the bulk of the "sap." It's very possible that residents of New York City may have embraced that critical reference as a source of civic pride. Living in the city meant enjoying the benefits of a robust economy.

There is also a very popular theory involving a New York sportswriter named John J. Fitzgerald, who wrote primarily about horse racing during the 1920s. It is believed that horse races held in tracks surrounding New York City were called apples, perhaps as a reference to the prizes awarded to the winners. Fitzgerald took a trip to a stable in New Orleans in 1920, ostensibly to sell one of his own horses. Fitzgerald spoke with several jockeys while he was there, and they all referred to the New York City horse racing scene as the "Big Apple". Fitzgerald later named his regular newspaper column "Notes from Around the Big Apple," most likely inspired by the words of the jockeys from New Orleans.

Another popular but largely unsubstantiated theory centers around the world of jazz music. Musicians during the Jazz Age were said to call paying gigs "apples", for reasons known only to themselves. By the 1920s, New York City had established itself as one of the premiere cities for jazz music, so it became the destination of many working jazz musicians. The ultimate gig for a musician was to play the "Big Apple," meaning a nightclub in New York City. New York City became a destination for other entertainers as well, which could explain why the nickname became so popular.

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Naan (Indian Leavened Flatbread)

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Ingredients:

¾ cup water heated to 115°
1 tsp. honey
1 (¼-oz.) package active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. canola oil
½ tsp. kosher salt
¼ cup minced cilantro

Melted ghee, for brushing

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Its made of white flour and baked in a oven. Naan is a popular version of flat bread that's eaten across India along with a curry.
It is also baked with a flavoured stuffing that varies across regions and gives it unique flavour.

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Different Types Of Breads To Try

French Bread
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It's a wheat bread which is popularly had across France and Europe generally for any meal of the day. It's a well known bread across the world referred to as baguette. It is distinguishable by its length and crisp crust.

Cuban Bread
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It is a Cuban-American cuisine which uses a regular white bread but has a slightly different baking method and ingredients involved. It has a hard, thin, almost papery toasted crust and a soft flaky middle.

Corn Bread
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Corn bread is highly popular in southern parts of USA. Its made from ground corn (maize). Cornbread is a popular item in soul food enjoyed by many people for its texture and aroma. Cornbread can be baked, fried or rarely, steamed.

Poori
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This is a popular form of bread across southern parts of India which is typically a flat rolled dough that's deep fried in ghee or vegetable oil to make it puff up like a round ball. Its most commonly served for breakfast.

Focaccia
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Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread, which is sometimes topped with herbs or other ingredients. It is popular in Italy and is usually seasoned with olive oil Focand salt, and occasionally with vegetables and herbs resembling a pizza.

Fry Bread
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Fry bread is a flat dough fried or deep-fried in oil, shortening, or lard. Fry bread is usually eaten alone or with various toppings such as honey, jam, or hot beef. It is considered as a simple complement to meals.

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Different Types Of Breads To Try

Soda Bread
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It is a type of quick bread traditionally made in a variety of cuisines in which baking soda is used instead of the more common yeast along with butter milk. Its popular among Irish with its origin traced to native American Indians.

Pita Bread
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Pita is a slightly leavened wheat bread, flat, either round or oval and comes in many different sizes. It is eaten along with a dip, hummus or to wrap kababs or in falafel. Highly popular in Middle East countries.

Challah
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This special Jewish braided bread is eaten on Sabbath and holidays. Traditionally Challah is made of eggs, fine white flour, water, sugar, yeast, and salt and rolled into rope-shaped pieces. It uses no dairy and meat as per tradition.

Pretzel
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A pretzel is a type of baked bread which is made from dough most commonly found in a unique knot-like shape. With its origins in Europe, pretzels of various shapes are available around the world.

Pao de Queijo
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This Brazilian bread is a variety of small, baked, cheese-flavoured rolls which is a popular snack and breakfast food in parts of Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina.

Rye Bread
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This is a dark coloured bread popular in Europe since the middle ages. It is made of just grounded rye flour, or sometimes mixed with wheat flour. It is higher in fibre than white bread and is often darker in colour and stronger in flavour.

Basque Pumpkin Bread
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This is a type of cornbread which is moist and flavorful with the wonderful subtle taste of pumpkin. It is slightly sweet and dense. This Native American food has been a part of the French Basque cuisine for almost 400 years.

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Bunny Pouch for EASTER

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Prince Philip to retire from public duties at age of 96

The ‘world’s most experienced plaque unveiler’, the Duke of Edinburgh, will stop his public engagements this summer

Caroline Davies

Thursday 4 May 2017 17.55 BST
First published on Thursday 4 May 2017 10.10 BST

The Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public engagements in the summer at the age of 96, a decision that Buckingham Palace said had the full support of the Queen.

Shortly after the news was announced, Prince Philip was on duty, and on customary form , joining the Queen at St James’s Palace for a service and lunch for the Order of Merit.

When the mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah told him: “I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down,” Philip shot back: “Well I can’t stand up much longer.”

Tributes to the longest-serving royal consort in British history, who will turn 96 on 10 June, followed the announcement, first made to royal staff in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

The prime minister, Theresa May, said Philip had been a “steadfast support” to the Queen, while the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, an avowed republican, praised his “clear sense of public duty”.

The Duke of Edinburgh awards, which he set up in 1956 and are now the world’s leading youth achievement awards across 141 countries, were highlighted as one of his most striking achievements.

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The Duke of Edinburgh was at Lord’s cricket ground on Wednesday.
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An aide stressed it was not a medical decision. “The duke decided this is the right time. He’s nearly 96 and most people will have retired 30 years earlier.”

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “In taking this decision, the duke has the full support of the Queen. Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying the Queen.

“Thereafter, the duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time.

“Her Majesty will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagement with the support of members of the royal family.”

The announcement was made as the autumn diaries of the royals are being drawn up to give a clear signal of Prince Philip’s intention to the hundreds of organisations he is associated with.

Philip, who famously describes himself as “the world’s most experienced plaque unveiler” has undertaken 22,191 solo engagements and given 5,493 speeches in almost seven decades as the Queen’s “strength and stay”. He has never taken the official title of prince consort, despite it being offered. He has one of the royal family’s busiest diaries; , last year, he carried out official meetings and visits on 110 days.

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The Queen, whom the Philip has affectionately nicknamed “cabbage”, will attend more solo engagements or be accompanied by younger members of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced in January they were moving from Norfolk to London, with William giving up his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot in the summer with the intention of taking up more royal duties.

Prince Philip will spend more time at Windsor, enjoying leisure time. He is still an active carriage driver, though he no longer competes, and was seen driving his cart and horses through Windsor as recently as March. He also loves oil painting and the outdoors. His barbecues are legendary, as the former prime minister David Cameron attested on Twitter.

He will continue his association with more than 780 organisations of which he is a patron, president or member of, though he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements. His particular fields of interest include scientific and technological research, industry, the environment and sport. He has authored 14 books.

Tributes poured in from the charities he supports. The conservation charity WWF said he was “a true champion of the environment”, while Muscular Dystrophy UK wished him “a well deserved and happy retirement”.

Book Aid International said the duke’s support had been “a privilege and an honour”. The dean of the chapel royal in Scotland, the Very Rev Prof Iain Torrance, thanked “our witty and eagled-eyed Duke of Edinburgh” for his “unstinting” promotion of organisations across the country.

The Eccentric Club in London said it looked forward to continuing its relationship and wished him “a most eccentric and delightful ‘retirement’”.

In recent years, he has been admitted to hospital on a number of occasions for abdominal surgery, bladder infections and a blocked coronary artery.

Acknowledgement that he was thinking of retirement came on his 90th birthday, when he stepped down as president or patron of more than a dozen organisations and told the BBC: “I reckon I’ve done my bit,” adding: “It’s better to get out before you reach your sell-by date.”

Seen as a moderniser, who chaired the royals’ Way Ahead Group, Philip was instrumental in abolishing the practice of debutantes being presented at court and in instituting informal palace lunches drawing people from different walks of life together.

On his marriage, he effectively gave up a promising naval career, which could have seen him become first sea lord. It was curtailed in 1951 with the failing health of his father-in-law George VI. When the Queen bestowed on him the title Lord High Admiral, titular head of the navy, on his 90th birthday, it was seen as an affectionate tribute.

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The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was among those who praised the duke not just for his seven decades of royal duties but also “his time fighting for Britain during the second world war in the Royal Navy”. Philip was mentioned in dispatches for courage during the Battle of Cape Matapan.

Over his 70 years at the Queen’s side – they celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary in November – he has seen the popularity of the royal family fluctuate and his sense of humour sometimes translated into “gaffe-prone prince” headlines. It seems not to have bothered him.

He once told biographer Gyles Brandreth that the adulation of the royal couple in the early years of the Queen’s reign was so unbelievable “it could have been corroding”. “It would have been very easy to play to the gallery, but I took the conscious decision not to do that. Safer not to be too popular. You can’t fall too far,” he said.

While many paid tribute to Philip, the shadow business minister Chi Onwurah tweeted: “Congratulations to Prince Philip on retiring in financial security at a time of his choosing from a job he enjoys #forthemanynotthefew #waspi,” referring to the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign.

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Wince Philip: Prince's most famous comments and clangers

Duke of Edinburgh’s reputation for plain speaking has often led to controversy, but he has also been called a national treasure

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The Duke of Edinburgh has shocked and sometimes delighted the public with his outspoken comments and clangers.

His reputation for plain speaking has often led to controversy, but he was once called a “national treasure” by the press for his inability to curb his off-the-cuff remarks.
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He claimed he was misunderstood. In fact, the duke has been “misunderstood” almost everywhere he has been.

Here are some of Philip’s famous phrases:

    “What do you gargle with, pebbles?” (speaking to the singer Tom Jones after the 1969 Royal Variety Performance)
    “I declare this thing open, whatever it is.” (on a visit to Canada in 1969)
       “I declare this thing open, whatever it is.” (on a visit to Canada in 1969)
    “Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.” (during the 1981 recession)
    “If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.” (at a 1986 World Wildlife Fund meeting)

    “It looks like a tart’s bedroom.” (on seeing plans for the Duke and Duchess of York’s house at Sunninghill Park in 1988)
    “Yak, yak, yak; come on, get a move on.” (shouted from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994 to the Queen, who was chatting to her hosts on the quayside)

    “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?” (to a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, during a 1995 walkabout)

    “Bloody silly fool!” (in 1997, referring to a Cambridge University car park attendant who did not recognise him)

    “It looks as if it was put in by an Indian.” (pointing at an old-fashioned fusebox in a factory near Edinburgh in 1999)
    “Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.” (to young deaf people in Cardiff, in 1999, referring to a school’s steel band)
    “They must be out of their minds.” (in the Solomon Islands, in 1982, when he was told that the annual population growth was 5%)
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    “If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed.” (to British students in China, during the 1986 state visit)

    “You can’t have been here that long – you haven’t got a pot belly.” (to a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, in 1993)

    “I wish he’d turn the microphone off.” (muttered at the Royal Variety Performance as he watched Sir Elton John perform in 2001)
    “Do you still throw spears at each other?” (in Australia in 2002, talking to a successful Indigenous Australian entrepreneur)
    “You look like a suicide bomber.” (to a young female officer wearing a bullet-proof vest on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in 2002)

    “There’s a lot of your family in tonight.” (after looking at the name badge of the businessman Atul Patel at a palace reception for British Indians in 2009)

    “Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?” (pointing to some tartan, to the Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie at a papal reception in Edinburgh in 2010)

    “I hope he breaks his bloody neck.” (when a photographer covering a royal visit to India fell out of a tree)
    “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she’s not interested.” (on the Princess Royal)
    “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” (on marriage)

    “Where did you get that hat?” (supposedly to the Queen at her coronation)

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How the Queen fought to marry Prince Philip despite King George VI's reservations

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The Duke of Edinburgh retired from his royal duties on Thursday (4 April). And, as he approaches his 96th birthday next month, he wins the accolade of longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch.

Despite being notoriously modest – he allegedly loathes talking about himself and his achievements – he is patron to 780 organisations, in which he will continue to be associated with after he steps down in autumn 2017.

He has also walked a few steps behind the Queen since their wedding day in 1947, something Her Majesty may find tough living without at future major events.

The couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on 20 November this year, but as most know, it hasn't been all smooth-sailing.

Elizabeth II and Prince Philip first began corresponding when the then princess was just 13-years-old and he was a newbie at the Royal Navy, aged 18.
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Despite the couple being third cousins through Queen Victoria, Philip was the tall, handsome, blonde stranger from overseas – a Prince of Greece and Denmark – and may not have been so readily accepted into the British royal family.

Whispering courtiers, and Elizabeth's beloved father King George VI had reservations about the dashing naval officer, as depicted in Netflix's The Crown.

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It was only natural that the older generation, such as Lord Salisbury – a friend of the king's – would be concerned that the future Queen find her perfect match.

The nephew of King Constantine of Greece was regarded as "a relatively impoverished princeling, reared as a commoner, has washed dishes, fired boilers, even played on a skittles team organized by the owner of a local pub," according to Time.

His father was exiled from Greece when the prince was just one year's old and his family fled to Paris while his mother eventually went to a sanatorium in Germany. Quite the different childhood that the Queen experienced with her royal family, private tutors and safe surroundings.

However, the Queen was apparently besotted with Philip since a young teenager and never fell for another man, despite the prince having other relationships while she grew into adulthood.

Despite Philip's British background and war record – he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets during the Second World War – King George was worried about how Philip would be received by the British public.

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He was particularly concerned about how it would take to a Greek prince as the husband of the heiress presumptive.

But Elizabeth stuck to her guns and wouldn't give up the man who ruffled the king's feathers with his boisterous mannerisms and blunt one-liners. Sally Bedell Smith told People: "She fell in love at age 18 and she never looked at anyone else."

So Elizabeth won and married her prince when she was 21, after her circumspect father asked them to wait a year to be sure they wanted to wed.

The Crown executive producer Suzanne Mackie previously said: "One of Elizabeth's greatest achievements is being allowed to marry the love of her life. Like any marriage, it would undertake endless recalibration and navigation and re-negotiation."

Though Philip has remained utterly dedicated to his Queen, he has enjoyed a wealth of extra interests including sport, being a keen yachtsman and is still carriage driving at the age of 95.
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A Few Rare Glimpses of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews's Romance
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Pippa Middleton is marrying her longtime boyfriend, James Matthews, this May, and we've been finding ourselves wanting to know more and more about their romance. Even though their love story has been almost 10 years in the making, the pair has managed to keep their relationship pretty under the radar. Unlike her big sister, Kate — who has shared numerous sweet moments with Prince William — Pippa has only been spotted out and about with her husband-to-be on a handful of occasions. From their family getaways to their fun-filled ski adventures, see some of their rare appearances together over the past few years.

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This week we look at the story of a Norwegian man who started out a humble fisherman. Now he’s the billionaire owner of an oil company. He believes he owes his fortune to the ocean, so now wants to clean up the oceans and give away most of his money.

Oil Billionaire’s Plan To Clean The Ocean

Kjell Inge Roekke is a man of contradictions. The billionaire owner of an oil company sounds like an unlikely environmentalist, but he is determined to clean up the oceans.

As a young man, Roekke was a high school dropout who moved to the US to become a humble fisherman. Now he is the tenth-richest man in Norway. Worth two billion dollars, he plans to give much of his money away and is starting with cleaning up our oceans.

The Earth is called the blue planet for a good reason. The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. Over 50 percent of all life exists beneath the waves. Humans are destroying it with plastic and pollution. Ironically, Roekke, a man who has made part of his fortune through petroleum, wants to clean the ocean of plastic garbage.

In the Pacific Ocean, there is an island called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is twice the size of the continental United States. It consists of nothing but small pieces of plastic and the rotting corpses of sea life and birds.

Our marine life is drowning in a soup of plastic triggered by our disposable culture. Kjell is taking direct action.

The billionaire is buying a state-of-the-art ship, which will remove five tons of plastic from our oceans daily.

Kjell started his business empire building industrial fishing boats. He believes he owes his fortune to the ocean and wants to pay the debt back.

The seafaring man said, “I want to give back to society the bulk of what I’ve earned. This ship is a part of it.”

Managed by the conservation organization WWF, the ship’s mission is to detox the oceans.

It couldn’t come at a better time. Earlier this year a killer whale washed up on a UK shore that was poisoned by man-made chemicals.

The whale called Lulu was the most contaminated on record.

Lulu was 20 years old and had never reproduced because her body had become so toxic.

Kjell has granted WWF complete control of the boat. The conservation organization is not comfortable with the practices of the Norwegian’s oil business. Yet in the struggle to save the environment, unlikely partners must work together.

Without the world’s oceans, life on Earth wouldn’t exist. They are over four billion years old. Man-made plastic has existed for less than two centuries. The damage it has caused has been immense, but not fatal. The tide can and must turn.

Vocabulary
contradictions
opposites
dropout
someone who leaves school without graduating
humble
not arrogant; living simply
trigger
an action that starts something to happen
disposable
items that can be used once or for a short time and are they thrown out
state-of-the art
expensive and very current; using new technology
conservation
a project to protect a vulnerable species or area
contaminate
infect something; pollute

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Kate Middleton Won't Be Pippa's Maid of Honor

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From Harper's BAZAAR
The world is gearing up for Pippa Middleton's wedding on May 20, and there's one question that we're all anxiously awaiting an answer to: What role will Kate Middleton play in the wedding?
The answer: Probably none.
According to the U.K.’s Mirror, Kate isn't even eligible to serve as maid of honor or a bridesmaid - those roles are reserved for single ladies. Following etiquette, Kate could serve as matron of honor (which is essentially the same as a maid of honor, except that the "matron" is a married woman), but according to Yahoo, it's unlikely that Kate will be in the wedding party at all, even though Pippa was famously in hers.
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“Kate would upstage her sister,” royal expert Judy Wade explained to People last year. “It’s a tricky situation for Pippa. She would want her sister by her side, as who else would she trust to make things go well? But if your sister is a future queen, she is going to upstage the bride and draw attention. Kate would want to be in the background as much as possible.”
Makes sense. The Duke and Duchess will obviously be in attendance at the big day though, and their family will be very involved - Prince George will be a pageboy and Princess Charlotte will be a flower girl.
Plus, if she's not in the wedding party, Kate's wedding fashion options get much more interesting, so there's that.

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A private plane carrying a young CEO taking over the fashion industry has mysteriously vanished in the Bahamas

Authorities searched in the Bahamas on Tuesday for a small overdue plane with four people from the U.S. on board, including a prominent New York businesswoman and her two children. The U.S. Coast Guard said the twin-engine MU-2B was east of the island of Eleuthera on Monday when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the plane. It was en route from Puerto Rico and never made it to its destination of Titusville, along the northeastern coast of Florida. Debris and an oil slick were spotted east of Eleuthera but authorities were still trying to determine whether it came from the missing plane, according to Marilyn Fajardo, a Coast Guard spokeswoman in Miami.

"We are still searching for survivors," she said.

The people on board the plane were identified as Nathan Ulrich, 52, of Lee, New Hampshire, and Jennifer Blumin of New York, 40, along with her 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons.

Blumin was founder and CEO of Skylight Group, which provides event space around New York City, specializing in the fashion industry. Skylight doesn't own the buildings it develops, instead, it takes control of vacant historic buildings, renovates them, and then rents them out to companies for events. Some of Blumins' clients include Fashion Week, Ralph Lauren, and Nike.

The company confirmed she and members of her family were on the plane in a statement.

"Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time," the company said.

Their plane was at about 24,000 feet when air traffic control lost contact. "There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time," said Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelly, a Coast Guard spokesman.

Ulrich was listed as the pilot but it was not known who was flying it at the time, Kelly said. Blumin owned the plane through a consulting company, according to New York State and aviation records.

Coast Guard aircraft were searching along with Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Eleuthera. A Coast Guard cutter was dispatched to the area and was expected to arrive later Tuesday to assist with the search.

Business Insider's Cadie Thompson contributed to this report.

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Prince Harry needs a pre nuptial. Meghan is the new social climber, gold digger, who can fool anyone. Her best acting is making people believe she cares. She looks at Prince Harry with dollar signs in her eyes. Her dysfunctional family shows how she avoids family issues. Her father is in bankruptcy for giving her a privileged childhood and twice divorced, a half brother who file for bankruptcy, twice divorced and held a gun to his girl friend head, a half sister who divorced twice, file for bankruptcy. Her sister has MS and is in a wheelchair. Depending on whom talking to the press, no one is talking to any one on the father’s side. Meghan’s niece gave a story of family trouble. Her mother not saying anything about Meghan but mother did file for bankruptcy too. Meghan is a divorcee. Prince Harry needs the protection from this money hunger group. It took almost 20 years for Prince Harry to deal with mother’s death, hopefully he won’t wait 20 years to figure out this was a disastrous idea.
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She is not the one for Harry. She makes sloppy decisions and has one marriage behind her.
Out of all the fruits he could have he pick an apple that's half eaten.

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Aside from the bride's dress and the adorable look on the groom's face when he sees her walking down the aisle, the best thing about a wedding is the cake. Given Will and Kate's spectacular, eight-tiered cake in 2011, we are overly excited to see what Pippa chose. While photos have not been released yet, here's everything we know about the royal desserts so far.
The Cakes

Pippa and Kate both went traditional with multi-tiered fruit cakes. Pippa's version was made up of four tiers and coated in white icing, the Sunday Express and The Telegraph report. It was cut at the couple's early afternoon reception. At the second gathering later that evening, a trout starter, lamb main course, and Scottish-themed pudding were reportedly served.

Will and Kate went with not one but two cakes at their 2011 wedding: the gorgeous multi-tiered fruit cake and a chocolate biscuit cake. The fruit cake was covered in cream, white icing, and edible flowers. As if that wasn't enough, another dessert was served at the reception - a trio of Berkshire honey ice cream, sherry trifle and chocolate parfait, according to the dinner menu.
The Bakers

According to E! News, Pippa and her new husband, James Matthews, chose London-based Domino Purchas Contemporary Cakes to make their wedding cake, though this hasn't been confirmed since the lavish ceremony Saturday.

The chocolate cake came upon Prince William's request, and was made using a Royal Family recipe by McVitie's Cake Company. The U.K.-based baked goods company has made several Royal family wedding and christening cakes dating all the way back to 1893, when King George V (then Prince George, Duke of York) married Queen Mary (then Princess Victoria Mary).

Chocolatier Barry Colenso told Hello Magazine his team worked on the design for 29 days, and said the cake's white flowers each took six hours to make by hand. Cake-maker Fiona Cairns made the eight-tiered fruit cake, which included walnuts, raisins, cherries, and lemon.

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Pippa Middleton got married to longtime boyfriend James Matthews on May 20, and we have one burning question: what was on the menu? It's no surprise that with such a stunning wedding at St. Mark's Church in Berkshire, the reception — and food — was just as lavish. The Telegraph exclusively reports that guests at the reception dined on the bride and groom's favorite foods, including a whole wheel of parmesan cheese ($2,500), foie gras (which costs about $50 per pound), and lobster.

The reception took place inside a glass palace, which reportedly cost $100,000, in Pippa's parents' backyard. To kick the party off, Food & Wine reports that there were nearly 20,000 canapes (hors d'oeuvres), ranging from scallops to smoked salmon to asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce. Some reports claim that a huge amount of beluga caviar, a certain type of sturgeon caviar, was donated by an anonymous Russian source — just over $52,000, to be exact.

In addition to the array of gourmet foods on the menu, Pippa's wedding cake, which was from Domino Purchas Cakes and reportedly cost nearly $3,000, was likely the star of the show. To wash it all down, guests drank magnums (bottles twice the size of a standard 750-milliliter bottle) of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne, which start at $150 per bottle.

The kids in attendance, including the always-adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte, snacked on crudités and finger sandwiches. Pippa has officially raised the bar for wedding-worthy menus, and we'll be adding foie gras and parmesan cheese wheels to our list of wedding food ideas.

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