Kia Ora. In Stick News today, the United Nations general assembly elected a new president yesterday.
The new president is a woman from Bahrain.
The United Nations is an international organization which was established in 1945.
It describes itself as a “global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity.”
There are 191 members of the United Nations. They are called “member states”.
The head honcho of the UN is called the “Secretary-General”. Since 1997 this has been Kofi Annan, from Ghana.
There are five parts to the UN. These are called “organs”. One of the organs is “The General Assembly.
Yesterday, the general assembly elected their new president.
She is from Bahrain. Bahrain is a small island nation in the Persian Gulf.
Her old job was the Bahraini ambassador to France.
She was also one of the first women to practice law in Bahrain when she started in 1979.
The new president will start her job on the 12th of September. She’ll be president for one year.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 9th of June.
conversations with sarah
# 45 You heard me wrong.
This conversation is from the movie speed. (Chapter 8)
Annie gets on the bus and an annoying guy starts talking to her.
Step 1: Repeat Annie’s lines.
Step 2: Read Annie’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.
Stephens First time in LA.
Annie Oh, no, I live here.
Stephens No, I mean mine. Oh, that’s just funny. You heard me wrong. No, I’m sightseeing.
Annie Oh, really.
Stephens Yeah. I hate to use the word ‘tourist’ but it’s not like I can hide it.
Annie Not really.
Stephens Ahh geez, you know, it took me 3 hours just to get here from the airport. I got so lost. LA is one large place. Course, you live here, you probably don’t notice. I’m such a yokel.
Annie Oh, geez.
Stephens There, I said it. Ha ha ha.
Annie You know what, I got gum on my seat. Gum!
Music today is by Drop Trio.
From the album Big Dipper.
It is used with permission from magnatune.com