Hong Kong protest film wins at Chinese-language ‘Oscars’

Kiwi Chow’s “Revolution of Our Times” was named best documentary, prompting a long round of applause and shouts of support for Hong Kong from audience members at the glitzy event in Taipei.

Chow, who sent a pre-recorded message from Hong Kong expressing thanks for the award, dedicated the film to Hong Kong’s people, saying he hoped it would bring them some comfort.

“I cried a lot when I produced this film; several times I comforted myself with this film, to express my anger, hatred, to face my fear and trauma,” he said, his voice cracking with emotion.

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LearnAm breaks the language barrier to digital education and inclusion

The World Bank said some years back, that over 230 million jobs will require digital skills by 2020. The figure is way higher than this now but the reality for developing countries in Africa is that the language barrier still stands as a barrier to rapid digital education towards a skilled economy. The pandemic made the digital gap even more obvious, with the lockdown causing loss of jobs and a general shift towards remote working and demand for digital skills.

And then, ScholarX comes up with LearnAm – a learning platform that allows people acquire knowledge and digital skills in

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Professor says grading system is racist, proposes labor-based system: ‘White language supremacy’

A professor at Arizona State University is calling for the end to “White supremacy language,” and to do away with the common way of grading papers in favor of labor-based grading that will redistribute “power.” 

“White language supremacy in writing classrooms is due to the uneven and diverse linguistic legacies that everyone inherits, and the racialized white discourses that are used as standards, which give privilege to those students who embody those habits of white language already,” Asao Inoue, professor of rhetoric and composition at Arizona State University, said during an online discussion last Thursday, the College Fix reported

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Transeurasian languages: Origins of Japanese and Turkish language family traced back to 9000 years ago

Millet farmers living 9000 years ago in what is now north-east China may have spoken a proto-Transeurasian language that gave rise to Japanese, Turkish and other modern tongues


10 November 2021

A woman carrying millet, a crop whose cultivation prompted the spread of the proto-Transeurasian language

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A vast Transeurasian language family that contains the Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Turkish and Tungusic languages has had its origins traced back 9000 years, to early farming communities in what is now north-east China.

Transeurasian languages are spoken across a wide region of Europe and northern

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Deaf father shares ‘amazing’ moment toddler daughter tried ‘interpreting’ for him for first time

A father who is deaf has shared the heartwarming moment his toddler daughter “interpreted” for him for the first time.

Zach, who goes by the username @oursignedworld on social media, recently shared the encounter with his hearing daughter Madison on TikTok, with the video showing the moment that the one-year-old used sign language to communicate to him that a baby was crying in a store.

“I’m deaf and my daughter is hearing. This is the first time she tried interpreting for me,” Zach captioned the video.

In the clip, Zach and Madison, who is holding dish sponges, are

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How I reconstructed an unwritten ancient African language

Africa is humankind’s home continent. Homo sapiens, with the anatomical and cognitive capacity to have human language as we know it today, originated in Africa between 300,000 and 200,000 years ago.

Then, as an abundant fossil and archaeological record makes clear, some of our human ancestors left Africa. They spread to neighbouring continents, taking their languages with them. Others remained behind; their descendants speak what we call “African languages”, pointing to these communities’ long histories on the home continent.

There were also those who migrated out of Africa and whose descendants later returned. These include the ancestors of

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Pundit criticises Liverpool star’s body language, made to quickly eat his words

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Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold picked up three assists in England’s win over San Marino – but Lee Dixon wasn’t all that impressed with him.

Alexander-Arnold may be a Liverpool hero, but his role with England is far from secure.

Reece James is emerging as one of the top wing backs around, whilst Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier are in the mix too.

Alexander-Arnold was given a start against San Marino on Monday, meaning he was given a chance to shine against lowly opposition.





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Top 10 Easiest Programming Languages for the Students in 2021


November 15, 2021

The technology world is ever-changing with time and programming languages are standing in the top list in the world. Programming languages are now used for machine learning, web development, data science, etc. As a student, you can benefit from starting with one of the easier programming languages. This article lists the top 10 easiest programming languages for students in 2021.



Python is a general-purpose programming language that empowers developers to use several different programming styles (i.e., functional, object-oriented, reflective, etc.) when creating programs. Several popular digital tools and platforms were developed

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Japanese language traced back to farmers in China’s northeast: int’l research group

This 2008 photo provided by Mark Hudson shows excavations in progress at the Nagabaka site on Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture.

TOKYO — The origin of the Japanese language can be traced back to farmers who lived near the West Liao River in northeast China about 9,000 years ago, announced an international team of researchers.

The team, led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History based in Germany, consists of linguists, archaeologists, and anthropologists specializing in genetics from Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, the

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The French Language, Respect, And The Air Canada CEO

I’ve thought about this issue for several days and come to the conclusion that the Air Canada CEO needs to learn French.

Air Canada CEO In Trouble For Not Speaking French

Air Canada CEO Michael Rousseau found himself embroiled in controversy last week when addressing an audience of business leaders in Montreal, Quebec. It was his first major speech as Air Canada’s Chief Executive, and despite being in the heart of French-speaking Canada, he delivered his speech exclusively in English.

After finishing, a reporter asked him a question…in French. Rousseau’s response startled the audience:

“Can you redo that in English?

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