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    Week 6-9 Assignments

    Post  Mr. Tye on Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:51 pm

    This is a combination of the last few chapters we have studied.

    Please choose whether you want to write about business or agriculture.

    #1- BUSINESS CHOICE rabbit

    Summarize an article pertaining to business.
    -Was the article interesting?
    -Was there any jargon?
    -How could the article be improved for a wider understanding from readers?

    #2- AGRICULTURE CHOICE scratch

    Summarize an article about agriculture, or the countryside.
    -Was the article readable and acceptable for less educated people?
    -What issue does this bring to the attention of the public, and what solutions can it bring?

    Due date is November 27th. Cool

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    Post  Hildar on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:15 pm

    http://www.newsobserver.com/business/
    Headline:Kindle aims at selling
    The release of the new Kindle Fire tablet is going to be interesting to watch. I'm intrigued not so much because of the hardware but because of what the new device may represent.
    a little interting
    Very Happy

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    Re: Week 6-9 Assignments

    Post  Nancy3 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:21 pm

    Name: Nancy
    Link: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-11/24/content_14155854.htm
    Summary:China's annual GDP growth is expected to reach 9.2 percent this year and continues to experience a moderate cooling in 2012.
    It’s very interesting news. It’s means China has become stronger and stronger.
    Jargon: GDP means gross domestic product.
    I think this news is a wider understanding from readers, maybe it can improved by related to people’s daily life. Describe the effect to Chinese people.

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    Post  霍瑞峰Jade on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:22 pm

    http://english.cntv.cn/20110701/110187.shtml
    Promoting a "save and grow" approach to agriculture


    As the population continues to increase, the human demand for food also increased. Given the current and future challenges to our food supply and to the environment, sustainable intensification of agricultural production is emerging as a major priority for policymakers and international development partners.
    Sustainable crop production intensification requires more knowledge than that used in most conventional farming approaches.so it’s more difficult for rare areas farmers to use and accept the new techology . The challenge facing policymakers is to find effective ways of scaling up sustainable intensification so that hundreds of millions of people can benefit.

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    Agriculture

    Post  James&Mary on Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:17 pm



    Name: James, Class3 Grade 3.

    Link:http://www.thecropsite.com/articles/1057/grains-world-markets-and-trade

    This news is about agriculture.

    This article mainly discussed the price of grains and effects on different countries.Historically, mid-east countries imported a great many products, especially corns to meet the needs of people.Meanwhile, America got a lot of benefits in the process.However, this situation has recently been changed into the opposite. Because of the price, Ukrainian corn prices undermined US export. Then American government took some actions to change the situation. They got into a furious competition.

    This article is readable for less educated people. They are farmers. They must and wanna sell crops, like corns. So it is really necessary to know some information, especially price. And it is not very hard to understand the contents.

    The competition is so furious that it would affect the relationship among countries. May be it will get better that one of powerful countries select some new export markets

    http://www.thecropsite.com/articles/1057/grains-world-markets-and-trade

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    Post  kelly on Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:13 pm

    Name:Kelly

    Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/humanplanetexplorer/environments/agriculture


    Before humans started farming, we were hunter-gatherers and the world population was only four million. In different parts of the world, all at the around the same time, our ancestors worked out how to grow cereals like rice, corn, wheat, and barley. It was the birth of crop production.
    Of course, different crops are suited to different environments. In Central America, squash, maize, and beans were all groundbreakers while in South America it was the potato that proved most popular. Much further south, in the grasslands of Botswana, farmers go to much greater lengths to protect their crops. But then the crops here are being ravaged not by scores of hungry baboons, but by millions of red-billed quelea, the most abundant wild bird on the planet. Faced with this winged plague, Botswanan bomb squads follow the enormous flocks to their roosts and lay explosives under their nests. Come dawn, there is nothing left but death and destruction as hundreds of trees, tens of thousands of nests, and hundreds of thousands of dead birds litter the quiet grasslands.
    Despite the best attempts of the local wildlife to share in our bounty, humans have been incredibly successful as crop producers. Since crop production usually allows people to plan ahead, settle into villages, have larger families, and create more complex societies, then the biggest mark of our success as crop growers is – paradoxically perhaps - just how many of us now live in cities…

    I think this article is readable and acceptable for less educated people.

    This article is brought us that the history of the crop growing ,the farm is less and less than before , we should pay more attention on it .

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    Vegetable prices rise for second week.

    Post  Rose__class3 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:27 pm

    Link:http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2011-11/23/content_14146011.htm
    Headline:Vegetable prices rise for second week.
    It's about agriculture news.Vegetable prices rose for the second consecutive week last week and will likely continue to rise,18 staple vegetables rose 1.5 percent last week, It's very important for everyone to Pay attention to the vegetable price,because vegetable is necessity in our daily life.If vegetable price become higher and higer, It must influence many people's life.I think everyone can accept this news.Particularly,Ministry of Commerce issue a statement .they will control the price and show it in the website.It's will become very publicity and fair.Food price is a major gauge of inflation for a country.

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    Susan

    Post  susan on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:33 pm

    Name:Susan
    Link:http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2011-11/25/content_14159939.htm
    Summary:A new chamber(China International Chamber of Commerce for the Private Sector)of commercehas been established to help private companies challenge in foreign markets.
    Jargon:CICCPS means China International Chamber of Commerce for the Private Sector.
    This article has attracted a lot of people's attention, because it's title and headline is very highlighted and understanding.

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    Business

    Post  Anna class3 on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:55 pm

    Anna
    Smartphone shipments to China rose to a record 24m during the period, compared with 23m for the US, according to research done by Strategy Analytics. China has become the world's largest smartphone market by volume after it overtook the US in the third quarter. This is the first time that China has overtaken the US in smartphone market. "China's rapid growth has been driven by an increasing availability of smartphones in the retail channels," said Tom Kang, of Strategy Analytics.
    It is not interesting,because the data cannot stand for everthing .If it can make a conclusion about the reason of being increase ,it will be better.It has jorgon.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15850028

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    April3

    Post  April3 on Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:28 pm

    Class 3 .April
    http://www.51voa.com/VOA_Special_English/Microsavings-Could-Mean-Big-Gains-for-the-Worlds-Poor-43813.html
    It’s an interesting news , it about savings , Microsaving is a popular small loan programs, it is to bring financial services to poor people. microcredit providers are in over one hundred countries.
    It is useful for people, when small savings deposited, and it can make them grow, this can have a surprising effect for savers and societies.
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    Post  sheely on Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:33 pm

    Class 3 sheely
    http://www.51voa.com/VOA_Special_English/At-Thanksgiving-the-Making-of-a-National-Feast--43852.html
    About agricu
    lture , I find a article about thanksgiving day. People eat many varies food in this day ,but where are them come from?
    The main dish is traditionally a turkey. Two peroent more than last year. Popular side dishes include cranberries and sweet potatoes. Many city have a good harvest. people often finish the meal with pumpkin pie. In this day, poor people also ate a good meal. Volunteers help give them food.
    What better way to give somebody out that you kown is struggling right now?

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    Old tractors, high prices

    Post  Michelle on Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:40 pm

    Greg Peterson writes "Machinery Pete" column for Successful Farming magazine and appears on the Machinery Show on RFD-TV, talking about trends in the used equipment market Used farm equipment values have been going up, and I have numbers to prove that statement.
    Check out the table of auction sale prices at left. Pay special attention to the Year column, which shows the model year of the tractor sold. Also note the Date column, which shows the month and year that particular tractor sold at auction. Each tractor listed was 20 years sold
    .
    Now look at the very top of the table. Notice the 1991 John Deere Model 4455 two-wheel-drive tractor with 4,183 hours rated in excellent condition that sold in March 2011 on a sale in southwest Iowa. It sold for $60,250. That is the new record-high sale price I've seen on a two-wheel-drive Deere 4455 tractor.
    That price is also just over triple the value of what nice 20-year-old Deere 4430s were selling for 15 years ago
    I think the article readable and acceptable for less educated people.
    This also have similar appreciation in used values on other tractor makes.
    http://www.agriculture.com/machinery/used-farm-equipment/auction-sale-prices/old-tracts-high-prices_209-ar20292

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    Post  Emma on Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:30 pm

    About agriculture
    Link:http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/usa/business/2011-11/26/content_14167772.htm
    China Guangdong Commodities Fair will be held at the Tatmadaw Hall in Myanmar's Yangon to run from Dec 1 to Dec 3.It is organized by China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corp and N.M.T Ltd (International Relocation and Logistics), it has great importance to trade and economic cooperation with Myanmar.I think it is readable and acceptable for less educated people.It can bring to the attention of the public and is good for economy bounce bounce bounce bounce

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    Business

    Post  jessica three on Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:12 pm

    NAME: Jessica
    LINK: http://www.mfyyw.com/xinwen/201111/101890.html
    A government official said on Thursday: BEIJING - The growth rate of China's industrial value-added output in 2012 is likely to slide 1 to 2 percentage points from this year, due to growing uncertainties worldwide. He said cooling external demands due to economic turmoil in Europe and US, combined with the weakening domestic demand brought by the tightening monetary policy were the main forces driving the growth down. He also warned that the world economy will face more uncertainties next year.
    I think it is an interesting news .There is no jargon.

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    Jennifer

    Post  Jennifer on Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:47 am

    Name:jennifer
    Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15907249
    #1 About Business
    Title:Osborne plans billions in 'credit easing' loans
    The news is about Chancellor George Osborne,he will unveil a new government scheme to underwrite up to £20bn of loans to small businesses when he delivers his autumn statement on the economy on Tuesday.Maybe it is a good way to prevent the British economy falling back into recession. It is not an interesting news ,lots of people is not care about this.It didn't have any jargon.This article made some small topic in it,make it clearly for us to understanding.



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    Mr. Tye's Year 3 Newspaper ClassClass 3Week 6-9 Assignments

    Post  May littledonkey on Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:54 am

    NAME: May

    LINK: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2011-11/22/content_14140046.htm

    The article is something about business.

    Apple adopts yuan for online payment
    The news from BEIJING / SHANGHAI said that Apple Inc's online store has started accepting payments made in Chinese yuan, to gain a further foothold in the world's biggest Internet market.
    That is very interesting and good for customers who was ever required to use payment cards with access to foreign exchange and the online store will now accept yuan credit and debit cards issued by more than 20 banks, according to a customer services representative.
    I think it is a thing that both benefit for the customer who use the yuan credit and app company.


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    AGRICULTURE

    Post  tiffany class3 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:50 pm

    TIFFANY CLASS 3
    East Coast fever kills hundreds of thousands of cattle in eastern and central Africa every year. The animals become infected when they get bitten by ticks carrying the parasite that causes the disease.Government is finding better ways to prevent parasitic diseases in cattle. African farmers use a vaccination method against East Coast fever treat.First they infect animals with live parasites. Then treat them with drugs to help them recover. If once a cow is infected, all the data indicates that the cow stays infected for life. And the consequences of that, that means even a cow has been vaccinated, it’s protected against the disease, but it can still transmit. See it’s infected for life. And so that animal is still a source of transmission. Now the scientists began a new study in Africa. It aimed at developing a new vaccine for the East Coast fever parasite. Dr. Knowles says their goal is a vaccine that does not require infecting and treating animals or the need for cold storage.
    I think it is readable and acceptable for less educated people.
    It ibrings pulic attention on the argiculture health,agriculture plays an important in national economy.
    [url= http://www.ebigear.com/res-2257-7777700133502.html] http://www.ebigear.com/res-2257-7777700133502.html[/url]

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    Re: Week 6-9 Assignments

    Post  Sally3 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:07 pm

    Name:Sally
    link:http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina
    China's economy is expected to grow 8.5 percent in 2012, a slower pace than this year, an official from a government think tank said on Friday.
    I don't think business is very ineresting,but it so closed to our life.We must pay more attention to it in our daily life. Rolling Eyes

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    Business

    Post  tina class3 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:32 pm

    Tina
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/greenchina/2011-11/09/content_14065362.htm
    More than 100 UK companies have already lined up to be part of the Beijing Green Innovation Park, the park will feature as a low carbon and resource efficient technologies. The 120,000-square-meter site in southwest Beijing's Fang Shan district has been cleared and construction is expected to start in 2012.They hope the park will help the company become more competitive in sustainable buildings in the world, it works as a platform that brings in and incubates more high-tech enterprises for green buildings, so that they can boost the cause in China together.
    I think this news is interesting, the subject “Green Village” attract us to go on reading, we all hope our country benefit from all kinds of business from other countriess.

    Laura

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    Re: Week 6-9 Assignments

    Post  Laura on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:33 pm

    name:Laura
    link:http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2011-11/26/content_14167554.htm
    the article tells
    China's economy is expected to grow 8.5 percent in 2012, a slower pace than this year, an official from a government think tank said on Friday.and

    In 2012, the country's year-round consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, is expected to reach 4.5 percent.


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    Post  tina class3 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:46 pm

    Tina
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/greenchina/2011-11/09/content_14065362.htm
    More than 100 UK companies have already lined up to be part of the Beijing Green Innovation Park, the park will feature a "village" of demonstration homes showcasing innovations such as low carbon and resource efficient technologies.They hope the park will help the company become more competitive in sustainable buildings in the world,so that they can boost the cause in China together.Our government has identified green and low-carbon sectors as the core of a new industrial strategy and an important pillar for growth.
    I think this news is interesting, because of the title "green village" shows us a low-carbon sectors.

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    India urged to focus on farming

    Post  Daisy on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:54 pm

    class3 Daisy
    link:heavy price in the futurehttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7462139.stm
    India urged to focus on farming. because without agriculture, India cannot move forward, the biggest concern for the Indian economy today was not rising oil prices but the country has gone from being unable to feed itself to being the world's largest producer of milk and second largest producer of fruit and vegetables. If the government wanted to see India's economy grow at the same rate, the private sector and foreign investors all needed to play their part in it. India needs a second green revolution, but for all the importance of the high-tech revolution, India would not advance by new technology alone. We need to recognize that the future of large segments of the Indian population will rest, for years to come, on improvements in agricultural processes, Any damage to the 700 million people tied with agriculture would mean India will have to pay a important role in it. Some effective and kindness ideas should giving to the farmers at the first time.

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    Liz

    Post  Liz on Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:40 pm

    Class: 3
    Name: Liz
    Title: Brazil: A new magnent for European immigrants
    Main content: Because of the world’s financial crisis a lot of people can’t find work .However Brazil has been spared the brunt of the world’s financial crisis ,also because of commercial and investing opportunities many people from Spain France Europe and even the US moves to Brazil .

    http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20111128/106690.cntml
    http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20111128/106690.cntml

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    Lina

    Post  Lina on Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:57 pm

    http://news.qq.com/a/20090709/000749.htm Class3 Lina
    This passage is about a disgruntled former employee of a Guangdong toy factory spread a rumor online, saying two Han women had been raped by a group of Uygur workers at the factory.we live in a big, harmonious family of 56 nationalities,it is a serious warning ,there is still someone wants to broke the law and look down upon the law.For this case,we all want to see justice be done,but we believe justice can only be done in the framework of law.From the March 14, 2008 unrest in Lhasa, to the July 5 Urumqi riot, there were separatists inciting hatred on racial or ethnic grounds. And both ended up causing instant harms on relations between different Chinese nationalilities.
    Given their devastating consequences,how we deal with it should be based on race, religion,that can beregulate irregularities.Morover,we should cherish national unity as we do our students.
    [url=http://news.qq.com/a/20090709/000749.htm Class3 Lina]http://news.qq.com/a/20090709/000749.htm Class3 Lina[/url]

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