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Why Univision is so important to Obama - The Washington Post

Posted By hyperlingo on World - Short summary of storyOn Thursday night, the usual rump shaking and pyrotechnics of the Latin Grammys were delayed as President Obama announced his executive action on immigration.

ABC, NBC and CBS chose not to air the address. That left Spanish-language network Univision, which pushed back the Latin Grammys by about 15 minutes to make time for the president, as the largest network to broadcast it.

Have Irish-language books fallen off the shelf?

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - As a speaker of Irish I am conscious that the rich world of literature in Irish is closed to those who do not speak the language.
Whether it is ancient texts, the work of bardic poets or contemporary poetry and fiction, there is a whole world of creation in the language that reveals so much about who we are and where we’ve come from. I often feel that there is a section of my psyche that friends and family who don’t understand Irish will never get to know.

How to Nail Your Enemies: Ancient Egyptian Spells Deciphered - NBC News

Posted By hyperlingo on Everything Else - Australian researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.Among other things, the "Handbook of R...

First Gaelic artist honoured at Scots Music Awards - The Scotsman

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - HEBRIDEAN singer Julie ­Fowlis will make history this week when she becomes the first Gaelic artist to be honoured alongside pop and rock stars at the Scottish Music Awards.

Fowlis, who was chosen to sing on the soundtrack of the Disney-Pixar film Brave, will join previous award winners including Annie Lennox, Edwyn Collins, Emeli Sandé, Paolo Nutini, Simple Minds and Wet Wet Wet when she is recognised for her services to the traditional music scene in Scotland at the ceremony in Glasgow later this week.

Journey to the center of the global English debate | Mind your language | Media |

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - David Marsh: Why ‘centre’ will now sometimes be ‘center’ in the Guardian. And good news for the Indian Ministry of Railways