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2010-07-21
    2010-07-21 20:30:29     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-21

      

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[Metro & Sports]

  • Authorities have lifted a partial ban on maritime traffic, four days after explosions hit crude oil pipelines in Dalian.
  • Experts has proposed the enforcement of a restriction policy on second vehicle ownership among Beijing families due to the rapid increase in the number of private cars in the capital city.
  • A Shandong Airlines flight has been forced to make an emergency landing after the pilots noticed cracks in the cockpit windshield during a violent thunder and lightening storm.
  • A King Crab in Yantai, East China's Shandong Province, is expected to call the outcome of all the local football team's matches, challenging the World Cup superstar Paul the Octopus.
  • Andy Schleck has drawn a line under his row with leader Alberto Contador after France's Pierrick Fedrigo fought off a challenge from Lance Armstrong to win stage 16 of the Tour de France.
  • and just when we thought things couldn't get worse - Two members of the French national soccer team, Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, have been questioned by French police in connection with an alleged underage prostitution ring, according to French police.

[Real China]  Speaking and Teaching 101: Crash Course English Camps

Usually, summer camps are associated with sun and swimming, crafts and canoeing. But academic camps offering math or writing workshops during the summer are helping many students in China surge ahead of their peers.

[Showbiz News]

  • Germany's Cologne Opera House will bring its novel rendition of Mozart's classic opera "Don Giovanni" to the Beijing stage.
  • A music video for the theme song of director Feng Xiaogang's tearjerker "Aftershock" has been released.
  • Troubled U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan has surrendered at a Beverly Hills courthouse and began serving a 90-day jail sentence at a Los Angeles suburban jail.
  • Playboy magazine has launched a new, non-nude website that it described as being safe-for-work and a "satirical antidote to the drudgery of the work day."

[Cultural Voyage] China Cinema

As Chinese people's incomes are on the rise, the demand for entertainment is also growing. With about 300 million people currently able to afford movie tickets, the construction of cinemas in China is also experiencing something of a boom.

[Strange News]

  • An ice cream van exclusively for dogs is set to make its first appearance at a pet festival in Regents Park in London.
  • A compulsive glass-eating man named Wang Jun, who often crunches down on a light bulb for breakfast and eats about 25 a month, has baffled doctors at Xingqiao Hospital in Lingshui county in Sichuan Province with his bizarre diet, which has had no apparent ill effects.
  • A Bosnian man whose house has been hit six times by meteorites claims aliens are targetting him.
    The white-hot rocks have hammered Rad Lajic's house repeatedly since 2007, forcing him to reinforce the roof of his home with a steel girder.
  • A 65-year-old man living in Jianmin village, Cixi, in Zhejiang Province is electrifying his community with his ability to withstand a charge of as much as 380 volts. Thirty-six volts is commonly considered the most a human can withstand with no ill effects.

[Flexible Segment] Classics China-Suo Na

Today we're going to introduce you to another unique traditional Chinese musical instrument Suo Na, a woodwind instrument which has been played in China for 700 years. It's also called Laba. It looks like a Vuvuzela, which drew much public attention at the recent World Cup in South Africa.

[Expat Tales] Nancy Hordes

She spent part of her childhood in China in the 1950s before she moved back with her parents to the United States. Since then, her life has been back and forth between China and the US. Nillah Nyakoa recently caught up with Nancy Hordes, now a professor of Chinese language, during a symposium organized by the China Society for Friendship Studies to commemorate those who have lived overseas while helping the evolution of China.


 
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