Monthly Archives: April 2011

Who speaks English?


EVERYONE knows the stereotypes about foreigners speaking English: Scandinavians are shockingly fluent, while the Japanese lag despite years and billions of yen spent trying…. http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2011/04/english.

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Qatar 2022: Doha Port Stadium


Qatar’s extraordinary bid — it is the smallest country to host the tournament — involves the construction from scratch of nine surreal new stadiums, at the cost of tens of billions of dollars of the nation’s considerable petrowealth. The structures … Continue reading

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