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Jul 5, 2014 2:30pm PDT
mamaroneck high school are learning mandarin, the official language of china. >> [ speaking mandarin ] >> i've been studying mandarin for about six years. >> we started studying mandarin every day starting in seventh grade. >> [ speaking mandarin ] >> we're very proud of our mandarin program. it started back in the late '80s with about 30 kids, and at its high point, recently, we had over 300 kids involved in the mandarin program. >> being able to speak a foreign language in class is one thing. the true test is seeing if you can communicate with native speakers in their own country. and that's exactly what some of these students did. as part of their foreign-exchange program, they got to try out their language skills in china. >> you're forced to think in chinese when you're in china. >> i can understand most people well, but at times, i had to definitely ask people to slow down or repeat what they said. >> like, go to stores and have shopkeepers, like, understand my chinese -- i think that was, like, really one of the funnest parts. >> today was a lot of fun -- messing with the chin
Aug 30, 2014 12:30pm EDT
inventions to come from china. here's another one -- mandarin. in a country that's said to have more than 2,000 dialects, mandarin is china's official language. >> [ speaking chinese ] >> [ speaking chinese ] >> when rong rong lee started teaching mandarin to american students back in the 1980s, scenes like this were rare. but as china has become a major economic power, interest in its language has grown dramatically. >> i think their ability to converse fluently in mandarin will serve them incredibly well, in a variety of ways going forward. >> i knew that when i grew up, like, chinese would be, like, a good thing to just have in my tool belt, i guess, for when applying for jobs and stuff like that. >> learning mandarin not only prepares you for the future, it proves you can take on a big challenge. all languages require you to pronounce words correctly. but mandarin goes further. you also need to pronounce them with the correct tone. >> there's first tone, second tone, third tone, and fourth tone, and those are all unique ways to pronounce a word. so, you can put together a sentenc
Apr 23, 2011 1:00pm EDT
, the great wall of china and the fresh kills landfill on new york's staten island. don't let the landscaping fool you. it's really the world's biggest garbage dump. in just one year, the average american creates up to 56 tons of trash. that's about the weight of 12 full grown elephants! enter terracycle, a young company that's come up with a creative way to process billions of pieces of garbage! ceo tom zacki had just begun college when he came up with the idea. >> it was my friends and i, we were trying to grow these plants, and we couldn't make them work until we started feeding worm poop to them. so the first product terracycle created was liquid worm poop in a soda bottle and then from there it grew. >> you've heard of recycling, but terracycle does something different -- they call it upcycling. take a potato chip bag. there's three things you can do with a potato chip bag. you can throw it out, so that's putting it in the trash. there's no value being done there. if you took the potato chip bag and melted it into the plastic it's made from that would be recycling. there you'
Jan 17, 2016 12:00pm EST
today, - let's start with china, and then go to france! say "hello" to china! "hello" france! - wow! what was that? - whoa! double trouble! - milford, what's going on? - and now to complete my evil plan! ha-ha-ha! hello? ah! lazytown, here i come! say goodbye to - here you go! - thanks! one to go! - huh? my baseball glove! i've been looking everywhere for you! huh-- whoa! - ha-ha-ha! - what? whoa! - ha-ha-ha. it's working! - thanks! - you're welcome! - you ready? - i'm ready for anything-- give me your best shot! - what? - my racket! - whoa! stingy's racket! - finally-- finally! here is my winning move, miss busybody! check... - whoa! and the mayor's chessboard! - sounds like trouble... in lazytown! - miss busybody, what's going on? - i don't know-- let's find out! - what's going on-- i gotta find out! - yes! - oh, no! it's a giant magnet ball. it walks! - everything's gone. - even the basketball hoop is missing. - oh, my-- oh, is everyone all right? - yes, but something really strange is going on. - i need more energy. drop line. door. - sportacus, all our toys are gone! - yes! - i
May 22, 2010 1:00pm EDT
meritocracy encourages people to try harder. confucius improved government in ancient china by replacing favoritism with a meritocracy. >>> sculptors from valencia, spain craft beautiful lladro porcelain figurines. kristen visited the lladro boutique and got to see how a lump of clay becomes a work of art. >> reporter: from the 7th to the 14th century, china was one of the world's most advanced civilizations. silk, paper and the compass originated there. but perhaps one of china's most beautiful products were sculptures made from the ceramic material we call porcelain. the name, though, actually comes from a franco-italian word, porcellana. that's a small, translucent seashell. europeans also referred to porcelain as "white gold" because of the great value they placed in its beauty. and sometimes, porcelain is simply called china, in recognition of its origins. but in 1708, europeans discovered the secret to making their own type of porcelain. this opened the door to new designs and uses. now, fast forward a couple of centuries, to the year 1953. three brothers from a small spa
Jun 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
proper cadence is more important than strength. >> the sport traces its roots back to ancient china. according to legend, some fishermen raced to save a famous poet from drowning festivals are still held in his memory. in competition, the boats are all decked out like dragons. traditionally the symbol of water, the dragon represents power and prosperity. originally, only men competed. >> like i would hear like stories from my uncle and he would be like "back in china we like dragon boats all strong guys. you're girls, like how do you have the strength?" and i was like -- "ugh, we can do it too." >> in fact, there are now teams that are all-girls. nor are teams limited to only those of chinese heritage. >> it's very important because for us it's not just trying to recruit the asian girls you know. we try to open this up to all girls of different backgrounds. >> male or female, it takes three things to be good at dragon boat racing. >> well teamwork definitely, because we all have to paddle at the same time. toughness, because you have to hang on there so you have to have really good
Jan 17, 2016 11:00am CST
? >> well, actually, it's a funny story. i was on a plane ride home from china, and next to me was a canadian businessman. i struck up a conversation with this man, and he told me all about malaria. i was vaguely familiar with the disease, but he told me all about it -- who it killed, how it worked, and regions where it was most prevalent. a few days later, i went down to the jersey shore with my family. on this day, there was a breeze coming off the bay, which caused mosquito nets to get riled up, and my ankles were attacked by mosquito bites. football pre-season was only like a couple of days away, and i knew i had to do something with this newfound information. everything kind of just clicked. i talked to my parents, talked to my coaches, talked to the administrators, and tackles4tanzania was born. it was a really simple idea, and >> so, how exactly does tackles4tanzania work? >> well, actually, it's a really simple process. individuals pledge a certain amount of money -- it can be as low as a penny; it can be as much as a dollar -- for every solo tackle the football team makes du
May 8, 2016 2:30pm EDT
me, the universoul circus certainly has all that. >> we bring different people from china. we bring them from africa. we bring them from brazil. we bring them from france. jean claude -- he's out of france. we go to africa. we go all over the world. [ hip-hop music plays ] >> what makes this circus different from other circuses? >> what makes it different to me is that it's more interactive. you're not just sitting out there looking at the show. you actually become a part of the show. we get kids in the audience dancing. that's one of my thrills. >> as one of the co-hosts, zeke interacts with the audience throughout the show. he even plays simon says, but with a bit of a twist. >> simon says open your legs like this, bend down. simon says arms out to the side. simon says wiggle your fingers like this. simon says swim like this. and we going, bump, da-bump, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, dun, and that's a swag surf. you got it. simon says swag surf! bow! alexa, you got it. boo-ya! >> ever wonder why circuses have rings? it's because the ring is the best way for riders to do tricks o
Jan 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
already producing power around the world from denmark to china. but audra parker says the fact that they work somewhere else is beside the point. >> the key thing is there are better locations than nantucket sound for this particular project, and there's no reason to destroy what's been deemed a historically significant body of water for the sake of a private developer. >> reporter: but mark says this is the right project in the right place. >> nantucket sound is the perfect location. we have the sea breeze, which means just a few miles off shore we have strong winds that are consistent and blow at the times that the electric system needs it the most. >> reporter: would it work as well on land? >> many times what we see is land-based wind projects aren't producing when the electric system needs it the most -- on those hot summer afternoons. and they produce more at night when there's less need for the power. >> reporter: after a decade of fierce debate, in april 2010, the federal government approved the project. but opponents vow to continue their fight in court. wind power has long
Feb 16, 2013 9:00am EST
just so many different things and sometimes you can miss some things. >> china has the great wall. jerusalem has the wailing wall. prague has the lennon wall. for "teen kids news," i'm lauren. >> there's an entire history lesson in a state flag. you just need to know what to look for. >> when the american colonies declared their independence from england, one led the way with a rousing motto. >> the year was 1774, two years before the declaration of independence, and new hampshire declared their own independence from great britain. the motto at the time was "live free or die," and it's still the state motto today. >> another revolutionary first for new hampshire is pictured here on the state flag. in 1776, the warship raleigh was the first to fly the new american flag. new hampshire is home to many other firsts. the first potato was grown here. america's first astronaut in space, alan shepard, was born here, as was the first free public library. >> new hampshire is known as "the granite state," and it's because their number-one natural resource is granite. this is a particularly g
Aug 8, 2009 1:30pm EDT
mission to china. her job was to spend time with patients and their families and give them comfort before and after the operations. >> that was really, really interesting seeing such courage in such little kids. >> reporter: so what is the most enjoyable or rewarding thing about being an operation smile youth volunteer? >> well, the children wake up from their surgery and they are usually really disoriented and are really scared because they don't know anyone around them, and then we bring their parents in, and they see their kid for the first time, and they start to cry and it's really, really sad but it's an amazing experience because everyone's just so happy. >> reporter: operation smile was started by bill and kathy magee. they decided to get teens involved after their own daughter joined them on a mission. >> we said from now on there will always be high school students on our teams, we will always have university students. they are our future. these children around the world are our future. let's bring them together. >> reporter: operation smile has been helping people smile
Jan 17, 2016 6:30am MST
, actually, it's a funny @story. @i was on a plane ride home from @china, and next to me was @a canadian businessman. `i struck up a conversation with `this man, and he told me all `about malaria. `i was vaguely familiar with `the disease, but he told me `all about it -- who it killed, @how it worked, and regions where @it was most prevalent. @a few days later, i went down @to the jersey shore with my @family. @on this day, there was a breeze @coming off the bay, which caused @mosquito nets to get riled up, @and my ankles were attacked by @mosquito bites. @football pre-season was only @like a couple of days away, @and i knew i had to do something @with this newfound information. @everything kind of just clicked. @i talked to my parents, talked @to my coaches, talked to the @administrators, and @tackles4tanzania was born. @it was a really simple idea, and @i got to work. @>> so, how exactly does @tackles4tanzania work? @>> well, actually, it's a really @simple process. @it can be as low as a penny; @it can be as much as a dollar -- @for every solo tackle the @football team makes during th
Jul 9, 2011 1:00pm EDT
tastes the same no matter if you buy it in china or california. but eric was shocked to find out the taste and smell of fast food is not natural. >> this fast food is so heavily processed that while they're processing it, it loses its flavor. so there's a whole industry that's sprung up and it's an offshoot of the chemical industry that's manufacturing these elaborate chemicals that they add to the food to give it its flavor. >> reporter: the way it's processed keeps the cost of fast food low. but it adds on the fat, calories, salt and sugar. we end up paying a bigger price with our health. too many kids in america are overweight. and most overweight kids become overweight adults. >> you know, other purchases that you might make, like, you know, blue jeans or clothing or an ipod, if those turn out to be defective, you know, you can just get rid of them. if you don't like the clothes anymore, you can give them away, but this food enters your body and becomes part of you and has huge implications for your health. in a lot ways, the food you buy may be the most important purchase th
Nov 12, 2011 9:00am EST
difficult when you're creating the american image for foreign countries like china? >> it's not the american image. it's an international image, 'cause good taste is international. >> oprah also asked about his strong support for causes, like fighting cancer. >> we're all people that have done well and have had success and done the things we want to do, but there's a strong part of our life about giving back. >> and giving back is always in fashion. i'm carina for "teen kids news." revlon just bitten. it's a two-in-one lipstain and balm. the lipstain gives me a light flush of color while the moisturizing balm softens my lips. have you ever been bitten? revlon just bitten lipstain and balm. >> in this week's "college & u," nicole takes us to a school that prides itself on giving back. >> washington, d.c., is the political center of our nation. it's home to monuments, memorials, the u.s. capitol, and the white house. it's also home to one of our oldest schools -- georgetown university. shortly after the american revolution, the founding fathers saw the need for an educated and virtuou
Jun 19, 2010 1:00pm EDT
bit about your manufacturing strategy? >> we will outsource to china -- >> after all the presentations are made, it's up to the judges to choose the winners. >> this is the moment we've all been waiting for. [ applause ] >> our business plan was a pair of panty hose that rip. they contain a very durable long-lasting fabric. >> a seemingly simple concept but one that impressed the judges. >> their presentation was almost flawless. they were prepared, they looked the start. they really understood what it takes to be successful entrepreneurs. >> in addition to cash and other prizes, the winners will have access to resources to help turn their plan into a reality. >> we love to take this off the ground. >> thanks to a $1 million grant from the nasdaq omx educational foundation, the business plan competition will continue to inspire young entrepreneurs over the next several years. >> we are all about, you know, really inspiring kids. we hope that these kids will be future nasdaq leaders and nasdaq ceos. >> i actually wasn't planning on becoming anything related to business, bu
Oct 5, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. six bears in china were rescued by an animal-rights group. they were being kept on an illegal bear-bile farm. bear bile is a fluid stored in the bear's gallbladder. those who practice traditional chinese medicine claim that bear bile has many health benefits, but other experts point out that there are plant and manmade substitutes that can be used instead. bears often die after being held on these farms, but for these six bears, help came just in time. >> when teen scientists win awards, it's a victory for all of us. i'll have a report. barry, time is running out. according to my calculations, 1 in 5 kids in america struggles with hunger. how can so many children face hunger, when there is more than enough food to feed them all? doo ba baba doo! you're right, barry! baba doo! we can help solve hunger by teaming up with feeding america to get food to hungry kids in communities across the country. announcer: help flint and the feeding america network of food banks get food to the people who need it in your community. find your local feeding america food bank at
Aug 22, 2015 9:30am EDT
place -- let's say china. back in the '60s, it was their cultural revolution -- chairman mao -- they didn't listen to the beatles. and yet now, it's really one of the ways in which chinese youth learn the english language, and the english language is learned all over the world through songs like "yellow submarine" and "norwegian wood." >> martin took me for a tour, pointing out some of the exhibits he's most proud of. >> i do have in there george harrison's very first guitar, which you could probably buy for something like $600,000 if you wanted to buy it from me. originally, it cost the princely sum of about 7. >> 7 english is about $11. talk about a "steal." >> we also have john lennon's glasses, we have original clothing from the beatles. we have probably the biggest single collection of merchandise, because part of the phenomenon of the beatles and the beatles' invasion in 1964 of america was lunch pails and t-shirts and little dolls of the beatles. so we've got a great collection of those. but we also create environments, environments that differ from the cartoon-like sp
Oct 5, 2013 9:00am EDT
. six bears in china were rescued by an animal-rights group. they were being kept on an illegal bear-bile farm. bear bile is a fluid stored in the bear's gallbladder. those who practice traditional chinese medicine claim that bear bile has many health benefits, but other experts point out that there are plant and manmade substitutes that can be used instead. bears often die after being held on these farms, but for these six bears, help came just in time. >> when teen scientists win awards, it's a victory for all of us. i'll have a report.  >> when you think of teens in the spotlight, do you think of performers? and when you think of cheering crowds, do you think of sports? as kristina tells us, maybe you should be thinking about science. >> the second-place winner... >> you can almost feel the tension as the contestants wait to hear the winning names announced. >> from ambler, pennsylvania, and germantown academy, jonah kallenbach. [ applause ] >> this might seem like the oscars, but these winners are scientists. the intel science awards recognizes high-school seniors wh
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