Défier un dictateur (Defying a Dictator)
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When a young attorney from Chad decided to take on the ex-dictator who terrorized her country, she knew she was going up against dark and powerful forces. But that didn’t stop her from dedicating her life to fighting for justice in her homeland.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Join Us in France Travel Podcast
Join Us in France Travel Podcast
Annie Sargent
The Inauguration of the Paris Metro, Episode 326
A lot was happening in Paris in 1900. But the two items I would like to focus on today were the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and the Inauguration of the Paris Metro. Paris had a lot to live-up to with the 1900 universal expo. After all the 1889 expo gave rise to the Eiffel Tower and how do you top that? In 1900 they had a pavilion on electricity and lots of gorgeous country pavilions that boasted the best of their respective countries, but what was exciting and new in Paris? The Paris Metro, of course! While not as glamorous and visible as the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Metro transformed the city and continues to be a central part of Parisian life. Book Recommendation: This week Annie read The Matchmaker of the Perigord by Julia Stuart. While not an earth-shattering read, it's pleasant and does not break any rules of life in France. They started thinking about adding a large transportation system in Paris in 1871 and there were several competing ideas. They wanted to have something operational by 1889 for the Paris Word Fair. But they didn’t manage it and the first metro started service on July 19, 1900. Ding-a-Dong by Teach In, Eurovision winner and a superbly happy song. Check out how much fun the guy with the xylophone is having! Annie's Patreon | Elyse's Patreon | Newsletter | Boutique The Inauguration of the Paris Metro They did not inaugurate the Paris Metro to great fanfare because it was a controversial project and politicians felt it was safer to keep everything low-key. Before they got to this inauguration, they went through a lot of proposals and opposing ideas being battled out in the newspapers. But the real issue was choosing the right metro technology for Paris. There is a lot to think about and those decision will impact life in the city for decades to come! There were lots of proposals, I'll just go into two that caught my attention. The photo below is the Angely proposal for a suspended rail system
45 min
The Fluent Show
The Fluent Show
Kerstin Cable
Should You Come to Women in Language 2021?
Are you considering joining Women in Language 2021 (http://www.womeninlanguage.com) but aren’t sure whether it’s right for you? In today's episode, I'm going to be answering all of your burning questions about the event so that you can have the full information for the event that runs 4-7 March 2021. Tune in and hear me discuss: What happens during the conference days? We start on Thursday 4 March with our opening ceremony, welcoming all attendeesy and getting everyone in the mood for our 4 days of fun. Then we start with the first presentation. You will watch this presentation by logging into a special attendee's area on our website. There will be a fun and lively chatroom where you can meet other participants. This year we have - 23 presentations from expert speaker, covering topics from having a bilingual family to revitalising an endangered language - 3 powerful panels about languages in the world of social media, in technology, and in Australia with our Australian speakers Michele, Bec & Karla - 2 Speak Easy sessions where all participants can join to practice languages What's on? Here's the schedule! Women in Language schedule 2021 https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/9/9103f3da-a263-4bfe-b5a3-58649ff9b5f7/7juB37TB.jpg How does it all work technologically? When you get your ticket, you're automatically a member of our teachable online school, which is the Women in Language members area. For the chatroom, we use Youtube Live. You'll need a Youtube account in order to chat, but you don't need to download anything in order to watch. For the Speak Easy portion, we use Zoom. You need to download the free Zoom app if you want to join. For follow-up and connecting outside of the presentations, we have an exclusive Facebook group. Who is Women in Language 2021 for? People who are learning languages, no matter if it's their first language or their 10th Women, men, trans, non-binary, queer people, people of color, white people, monolingual people, multilingual people - our community welcomes you People who are passionate about culture, society, equality, and self-improvement People who want to connect with a strong and lively community of like-minded language learners People who enjoy this podcast! If you like the Fluent Show, honestly, I think you'd love Women in Language Can men join Women in Language 2021? Sometimes, men ask us if they can come too. The answer is YES - come along and enjoy learning from these smart, funny, and dedicated language loving women. In this episode you'll hear from 🤴🏼Jonathan, Léo, Richard and Shane who want to encourage you to join us! Is Women in Language just for people who speak multiple languages? Nope! We are not a space where you have to prove yourself. We're not going to ask you or test you, and we will speak out against any implication that knowing more languages makes anyone a better learner or a better person. If you're interested in the topics we bring you, then sign up and you'll be welcome. How much does it cost to join Women in Language 2021? $29 all in, including our presentations, opening party, closing party, live language exchange, Facebook group, raffle ticket and replays for anything you miss first time round. How do I sign up? www.womeninlanguage.com (http://www.womeninlanguage.com/) and tickets are open until 7 March but we start 4 March! See you there? See you there!! Thank you to Bonnie for this episode introduction and to Léo, Jonathan, Shane, and Richard for their participation. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
25 min
Canadian Immigration Podcast
Canadian Immigration Podcast
Mark Holthe
086: Windmill Microlending and stimulation of Canadian Economy?
What this episode is about? Nobody comes to Canada with expectation of not being successful. Immigration to a new country, however, often puts newcomers into unfortunate circumstances. Too many immigrants are unable to fulfill their potential because their professional certification is not valid in Canada. Getting certified in Canada is challenging to the absolute majority of newcomers, as it requires significant financial resources. Financial challenges are aggravated by the fact that newcomers often have low credit scores in Canada and thus are subject to terrible interest rates for their loans. Well, there is a solution to this "no money - no certification, no certification - no money" loop! Windmill provides microloans of up to $15,000 to skilled immigrants and refugees so they can succeed in their careers. They support clients to obtain the Canadian licensing or training required to work in their field, or to secure a position which matches their level of education, skills, and experience. Their loans can pay for exams, training, assessments, books and materials, living allowance, relocation costs, professional association fees, and other expenses related to advancing their career. Thanks to these loans newcomers are included in the labor market in Canada and can compete for high wage jobs fully applying their foreign experience and knowledge. Higher wages mean higher taxes. As a result newcomers pay higher taxes and spend their hard-earned money in Canada thus stimulating economy. About today’s guest of the Canadian Immigration Podcast Paula Calderon National Director, Client Success Originally from Colombia, Paula has spent her career leading workforce development projects that support the economic integration of newcomers to Canada. In the past, she pioneered ESL programs, worked on paid internship programs and oversaw various employment services and bridging programs supporting internationally trained professionals. She has also worked as a professor in the Career Development Practitioner program at George Brown College, has served as a mentor to newcomers and is the former President of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Colombian Professional Association. In 2018, Paula completed the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunity program and became an Aspen Institute Economic Opportunity Fellow. You can reach out to Paula via: * LinkedIn: Windmill Microlending * Twitter: @windmillcanada * Facebook: Windmill Microlending Contact Windmill Microlending: 1-855-423-2262, windmillmicrolending.org About the host of the Canadian Immigration Podcast Mark Holthe is a Canadian Immigration Lawyer based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He has started his legal career with a large national law firm in Calgary where he initiated the business immigration practice at the firm. Since those early days, he has had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of law firm configurations before finally realizing that the best place for him was within the confines of an immigration boutique firm of his own making. As a Canadian immigration lawyer, Mark has particular experience in assisting clients with all aspects of Canadian immigration law. He assists large national and multinational companies in navigating the complex world of Canadian immigration and provides strategic immigration advice to international and domestic companies seeking to recruit and retain foreign skilled and semi-skilled personnel. Mark also assists temporary foreign workers with their transition to permanent resident status in Canada and over the past few years, he has taken great satisfaction in helping individuals and families with their various immigration related needs. Mark finds no greater satisfaction than helping to facilitate the reunification of families. While attending law school, Mark worked as an Immigration officer for Citizenship and Immigration Canada on the Alberta/Montana border. While completing his final year of law school, he worked as a pro bono student to the Canada Border Services Agency Hearings Officers representing the minister before the Immigration Appeal Division in Calgary, Alberta. As a result of his prior experience as an immigration officer, Mark has been able to enhance the services he offers to his cross-border and overseas clients. Since that time, he has continued to work hard fostering positive relationships with the various immigration related government departments and has focused a significant portion of his practice on cross-border matters. About the Sponsor of the Canadian Immigration Podcast This episode sponsored by Canadian Immigration Institute, a platform designed to help people navigate Canadian immigration on their own. On this platform, I offer Do-It-Yourself (DIY) video courses guiding you through the process of submitting your immigration application without a need to hire a lawyer. These video courses not only allow people to better understand Canadian immigration but also earn me sufficient revenue to continue pushing out great free content on Canadian immigration. Visit Canadian Immigration Institute: https://www.canadianimmigrationinstitute.com Listen to the Canadian Immigration Podcast on Spotify and iTunes Canadian Immigration Podcast is being broadcasted on our iTunes and Spotify channels. If you have enjoyed this podcast and think someone else would, too, please subscribe and share this episode! Subscribe to our various social media channels If you want to connect with me or retain Holthe Immigration Law to assist you with immigration to Canada feel free to book a consultation on our official website: www.holthelaw.com Additionally, consider subscribing to our social media channels to stay up to date with the news on Canadian Immigration: Canadian Immigration Institute Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgvm03Tm2e-ndNkWhiiQUlA Canadian Immigration Institute Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CanadianImmigrationInstitute Express Entry Law Private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianImmigrationInstitute Holthe Immigration Law LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/holthe-business-immigration-law Holthe Immigration Law Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/holthe.immigration.law/ Holthe Immigration Law Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HoltheLaw
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