Tag Archives: كوربيديا للاخبار

Paella given official cultural recognition – what this new status means for the iconic dish

Elena Eryomenko / Shutterstock Enrico Bonadio, City, University of London and Magali Contardi, Universidad de Alicante Paella – the iconic Valencian rice dish made with fish, meat or vegetables – has been officially recognised for its cultural importance. In October, the local government in the Valencia region of Spain declared paella an Asset of Intangible Cultural Interest. The decree of …

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¿Por qué recordamos los olores del pasado?

Shutterstock / Serhii Bobyk José María Delgado Garcia, Universidad Pablo de Olavide Más de una vez habrá notado que un olor (el del heno recién cortado como le ocurría a León Tolstoi) o un sabor (el de un té con magdalenas como narra Marcel Proust) le traen desde el olvido un vívido recuerdo de su infancia. La cultura popular sugiere …

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Enseñar a escribir en el aula: cómo y para qué

Shutterstock / BalanceFormCreative Mariona Casas Deseuras, Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya El desarrollo de la competencia escrita de los aprendices es uno de los retos que debe afrontar nuestra sociedad. La escritura es una competencia clave para el aprendizaje de todas las áreas del currículum y, por lo tanto, debemos considerarla una herramienta transversal en la construcción …

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Scandal involving World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ index exposes problems in using sportslike rankings to guide development goals

The World Bank’s ease of doing business index incentives countries to do whatever they can to improve their ranking. Jongho Shin/iStock via Getty Images Fernanda G Nicola, American University The World Bank, a behemoth of an organization that provides tens of billions of dollars in aid to mostly developing countries, is in the middle of one of its biggest scandals …

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Is the Belarus migrant crisis a ‘new type of war’? A conflict expert explains

LEONID SCHEGLOV/ BELTA / HANDOUT / EPA Sascha-Dominik (Dov) Bachmann, University of Canberra For months, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been accused of using illegal migrants as a tool to punish the European Union for imposing sanctions on his regime. In July, Belarus loosened its restrictions on visas and increased flights on its state-run airline from the Middle East, allowing …

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Deaths from landmines are on the rise – and clearing them all will take decades

Sam Clarke, University of Sheffield Nearly quarter of a century after most of the world signed a convention outlawing the use of antipersonnel landmines, the number of people being killed or maimed by these insidious and lethal weapons remains high – and rising. The Landmine Monitor for 2021, released on November 10, reported 7,073 casualties in 2020, including 2,492 people …

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Inspiration from the 1970s for today’s young environmentalists

Allotments were popular in the 1970s and are now busy again. Air Images/Shutterstock Steven McCabe, Birmingham City University Cult 1970s BBC TV show The Good Life examined Tom and Barbara Good’s experience of attempting to opt out of the rat race by becoming self-sufficient. They grew vegetables in their back garden, milked a goat, tried to knit their own clothes …

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