Hundreds of young people go missing in Britain every day. The police admit that vulnerable youngsters are being left at risk but say they are simply overwhelmed by the number of missing people. Reporter Darragh MacIntyre meets the families searching for clues and the parents who have been waiting years for news about their children.
Reading Sponge is a three-leveled reading series designed for beginner students to strengthen the foundation of reading comprehension skills. Accompanied by fascinating visuals, this series equips students with a wide vocabulary while developing reading comprehension skills. Themes based on current North American curriculum guide students to use their imagination as they explore various fiction stories and nonfiction articles. Systematic activities cover the key areas of learning ? vocabulary and reading comprehension. Thinking and speaking activities will strengthen critical thinking skills. Furthermore, high-frequency words are provided to build up reading fluency. After completing this series, students will be ready for American textbooks.
Nonesuch releases Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11 on September 20, 2011. The album marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, which is the subject of Reich’s piece. Commissioned for and recorded by Kronos Quartet, WTC 9/11 is scored for three string quartets and pre-recorded voices. The album also includes Reich’s Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, featuring members of Steve Reich and Musicians, as well as a DVD with a live performance of Mallet Quartet by Sō Percussion.
Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.
Toni Braxton is the debut studio album by American singer Toni Braxton, released on July 13, 1993 by LaFace Records and Arista Records. Toni Braxton debuted at number 36 on the Billboard 200 and later spent two non-consecutive weeks atop the chart as well as three non-consecutive weeks atop the R&B Albums chart. It has sold 5,135,000 copies in the United States and 10 million copies worldwide. The album earned Braxton several awards, including three Grammy Awards (for Best New Artist and two consecutive awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1994 and 1995)…