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Spectator College

The Spectator College is a programme designed to support the study and teaching of English in Slovakia, as well as to inspire interest in important public issues among young people. The project was created by The Slovak Spectator in cooperation with their exclusive partner – the Leaf Academy.

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The revival of Slovak rugby championed by French player

Having first discovered Slovakia thanks to Erasmus, Charles Cimetière returned to popularise rugby.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jul 2020, at 9:46

French Charlie Cimetière came to Slovakia for the first time in 2009, spending his Erasmus in Bratislava.
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No job, 200 dollars in his pocket. How a Colombian photographer became Slovak

Gustavo Pizano came to Slovakia over a decade ago.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jul 2020, at 9:10

Colombian-Slovak photographer Gustavo Pizano.
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Migrants and refugees spotlighted in posters amid the pandemic

Nearly 80 works were submitted to the Milan Šimečka Foundation’s Refjúžn Poster contest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jul 2020, at 8:29

One of the 2020 'Refjúžn' posters, 'Together', was created by Michal Rafaj.
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Glossary: Multicultural society and Slovakia

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2020, at 8:03

July 2020's Spectator College focuses on multicultural society.
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From manufacturing to something better. Industry 4.0 could redefine Slovakia

Education responding to the labour market and lifelong learning remain keys to success.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Jun 2020, at 9:12

The EU’s post-coronavirus support is a big incentive to rebuild Slovakia’s economy and education.
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The reskilling revolution is a much-needed step forward

The WEF has published almost 100 future jobs with required skills.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Jun 2020, at 8:48

Selfactory co-founder and technical director Iveta Tonhauserová(right)
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Post-coronavirus demand for health workers to grow

ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage 2020 reveals jobs in short supply.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jun 2020, at 8:11

Trade positions, such as welders and electricians, continue to be the hardest roles to fill, ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage 2020 survey has found
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Glossary: Future jobs will prompt us to upgrade skills

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jun 2020, at 7:26

Craig Federighi, vice president on Mac Software, talks about the new Mountain Lion software during the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, June 11, 2012.
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Science in Slovakia: Plenty of talents, minimal support

Little things, not only money, can move Slovak science forward.Peter Dlhopolec, 22. May 2020, at 5:07

Scientist Erik Szabó, who works for the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava, features the Bringing World to the Classroom podcast.
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Asteroids approach our planet almost daily. Collision is unlikely

New York City flattened in a fictional asteroid impact scenario in 2019. Minor Planet Center publishes all close approaches.Peter Dlhopolec, 22. May 2020, at 4:44

This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on Jan. 6, 2019, was created by combining two images taken by the NavCam 1 imager aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
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Fossil fuels damage forest biodiversity in Europe

European countries need to cut down on excess nitrogen.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. May 2020, at 3:52

Bluebells, also known as wild Hyacinth, bloom in the Hallerbos forest in Halle, Belgium, on Wednesday April 29, 2015.
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Glossary: Science is as wide as the whole universe

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. May 2020, at 3:38

An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on September 8, 2016.
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Media exists to seek the truth and explanations

The 2018 Kuciak murder and COVID-19 have changed Slovak media.Michaela TerenzaniPeter Dlhopolec, 24. Apr 2020, at 7:48

Attitudes of those in power towards Slovak media remain unchanged, TSS editor-in-chief Michaela Terenzani says in the Bringing World to the Classroom podcast.
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2019 ratings: TV Markíza the most watched, Nový Čas the top daily

Slovaks favoured TV over radio and the press.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Apr 2020, at 7:23

A survey has shown the tabloid Nový Čas was the most read daily of 2019.
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Glossary: Disinformation during a pandemic may have deadly consequences

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Apr 2020, at 6:55

Facebook said on April 16, 2020, it is going to let users know if they liked, reacted or commented on posts with harmful misinformation about the coronavirus that moderators later removed. Facebook says it will also direct people who engaged with those posts to information about virus myths debunked by the World Health Organization.
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‘Infodemic’ hit Slovakia as well

Fear and uncertainty are fertile ground for spreading of false content and conspiracies.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 1. Apr 2020, at 16:53

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How popular is Yogi in Yellowstone National Park?

Go on an adventure promising wild moments, including a selfie with bison.Peter Dlhopolec, 27. Mar 2020, at 8:49

A hot spring in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Lana Del Rey and Friends. America makes students’ wishes come true

Mária and Patrícia embraced American culture in summer 2019.Peter Dlhopolec, 27. Mar 2020, at 8:43

Two women sit on a bench opposite an ice-cream parlour in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, USA.
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Work & Travel USA: Will Covid-19 affect the programme?

The programme was created in 1961, reaching Slovakia after the Velvet Revolution.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Mar 2020, at 8:33

Slovak student Mária Šišková spent her summer 2019 by the ocean in North Carolina.
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Glossary: Summer is a chance to learn by travelling

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Mar 2020, at 8:32

The Montauk Point Light is a lighthouse located next to Montauk Point State Park, at the easternmost point of Long Island in New York State.