lunes, 25 de mayo de 2009
Autor: J.K. Rowling
Es una escritora británica, principalmente conocida por ser la creadora de la serie de libros Harry Potter, cuya idea fue concebida durante un viaje en tren de Manchester hasta Londres en 1990.
El propósito del autor es realmente despejarse y dejar volar su imaginación, todo surgió en un tren que iba desde Manchster hacia Londres y ella escribe sobre un joven mago que quedo huerfáno según porque su casa se habia incendiado y sus padres se escontraban ahí. Años después el ya viviendo con sus tios que lo maltratan mucho y un dia llego una casrta de reclutamineto pa Howarts una escual de magos, y es así como la aventura de este joven mago comienza. Yo en lo personal me agradan mucho porque me identifico en muchas cosas con el personaje que es Harry Potter pero tambien te lleva un mundo de fantasía que al mismo timepo lo combina con al realidad, que es una realidad actual y a lo que me refiero con realidad actual es que se supone que es en estos mismos años pero al entrat al mundo mágico de Howarts se convierte todo totalmente en un mundo como antiguo pero maravilloso como lo podemas aprecir en la películas.
Loa personajes principales en estos libros y películas son:
Harry Potter, Ron Wisley, Hermione Granger.
Géneros y subgéneros:
Género ÉPICO: Relata sucesos reales o imaginarios que le han ocurrido al poeta o a otra persona. Es de carácter sumamente objetivo. Su forma de expresión fue siempre el verso.
Es un relato largo, aunque de extensión variable, con un argumento mucho más desarrollado que el del cuento. Y, a diferencia de lo que sucede con el cuento, al lector le importa no solo lo que ocurre a los personajes, sino también lo que piensan y sienten, como evolucionan espiritualmente y como influye en ellos la sociedad donde viven.
Principalmente el mensaje que deja es que aunque la vida te ponga muchos obstáculos los tienes que derribar y seguir adelante.
Los valores aquí son muchos:
Amistad, solidaridad, amor, coraje, valentíaentre muchos más.
Los antivalores son:
Coraje, rencor, discordia, venganza y envidia.
En conclusión hay virtudes en este texto porque aprendes un poco más de lo bueno y que hay que hacer pero tambien te dice como es lo malo para evitarlo y yo creo que deja una buena enseñanza este libro y yo lo recommendaría a todo el público desde niños a adultos.
viernes, 22 de mayo de 2009
The nature of the viruses that cause it.
2. How many people have died in Mexico? (based on the article as well as on latest news)There have been 66 confirmed deaths and more that a thousand cases.
3. Name 3 countries where swine flu has been confirmed in the last three days.India, Malaysia, and Turkey.
4. What are the symptoms of the swine flu?
Fever, cough, sore throat, and nausea and can range from mild to deadly.
5. When was the outbreak of the Spanish flu?In 1918, after the World War l.
6. What percentage of the world population died of influenza then?
It killed 50 million people.
7. Why was there an emergency vaccination program in 1976?Because there was one death and an emergency prevention program vaccinated 40 million people.
8. Name a few actions the Mexican government has done to curb the spread of swine flu:
Schools were closed for a short time, and opened again the 6th of May. Many public places like the movies, and restaurants, where closed indefinitely. Currently, restaurants rae opened with the condition that they'll have to take extreme precautions to conserve hygiene for clients. Churches, theaters, clubs, and bars were also closed temporarily.
9. What were the consequences for Mexico and Mexicans due to the actions taken by the government?
Our tourist economy has suffered the consequences. Especially restaurants, cinemas, clubs, bars, etc.
10. What industries were particularly hard hit?
All the public and touristic places, like hotels, restaurants, museums, fairs, cinemas, etc, because people don't attend and they're suffering an economical crisis.
1. Mexico has shut down schools and other public spaces; do you think that was the correct thing to do? Why or why not?
yes, because if they wouldn't maybe by this time we'll be dying.
2. More people die from the regular flu then from swine flu, why do you think this became a big news story?
I really do not have an idea.
3. Why did people stop visiting Mexico? Why have Mexicans been discriminated? Do you think the fear of the disease is justified?
Because they were afraid of getting infected and also we have been descriminated because people was afraid of getting infected, and I think the fear is justified because you prevent.
4. What questions about individual and human rights does preventing the spread of flu raise?
The same question they have making us since that are:
do you head hurts?
lunes, 18 de mayo de 2009
Cases of a certain disease occur in a given human population, during a given period, substantially exceed what is "expected," based on recent experience.
2. What is a pandemic?
Is an epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide.
3. What is an infectious disease?
An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa.
4. What is a virus?
Is a sub-microscopic infectious agent that is unable to grow or reproduce outside a host cell. Viruses infect all types of cellular life.
5. What makes the H1N1 virus a "novel" or "new" virus?
That this one cames fromthe pigs.
6. How do viruses mutate?
Because the climate changes and the pollution grows and the virus makes stronger or different.
7. What does it mean that this virus has "parts" from other known swine flus, human flus and American bird flus?
Becasue the virus stays alife and time passes more virus are known, but this one has part from other ones.
8. How does that process happen?
The transmisssion from tthe pigs for the humans.
9. How is the flu vaccine created?
From the virus they start makingin a lab the vaccine and the time expected to be the vaccine done is like 6 months.
10. Why are some viruses transmittable from human to human while others are not (avian flu)?
Because of changes in certain proteins on the surface of the influenza A virus.
11. How does Tamiflu work?
Tamiflu capsules and suspension contain the active ingredient oseltamivir phosphate, which is a type of medicine called a neuraminidase inhibitor. It is used to treat and prevent infection with the influenza (flu) virus.
12. Scientists worry that H1N1 might become resistant to Tamiflu. How might that happen?
Because virus change and might me resistant to Tamiflu, but I hope not.
jueves, 23 de abril de 2009
I think that the ban is a good idea for the industries to produce plastic that don't affect the ecology.
2. What has been done so far?
They give a year to all th Mexican companies to produce bio-degradable plastic.
3. What needs to be done to enforce such a law?
That te business men get a little bit of interest for our world.
4. What campaigns would you suggest?
Well I don't know too much of campaigns because i'm not to much in that, but aomething I can say is that it would be a wonderful idea to make campaigns and the companies cooparate.
b. What are some of the potential drawbacks of such programs?· The plastic bag industry would crash.· The economic climate is affecting people.· It will increase costs and affect businesses.
c. Which benefits and drawbacks seem the most compelling? Why?I think that the most important benefit of doing this would be to achieve a cleaner environment because if we do not start making something NOW later we will suffer the consequences.The drawback that would affect mostly if this happens would be the increase of costs which would be affected by the economic crisis. I think this is the main cause which is slowing the process of accepting such programs.
d. Would you support a local law charging fees for (or banning) plastic bags? Why or why not?Yes, because pollution is a major problem nowadays, and even though the economic crisis is affecting most of the people, they can use reusable bags, which do not imply an extra charge.
Plastic bags cost grocery stores under 2 cents per bag. Plastic bags are so cheap to produce, sturdy, plentiful, easy to carry and store.
II. In what other ways is plastic used?
Plastic detergent bottles, peanut butter jars, water bottles, soft oil bottles, cooking oil bottles, cups, plastic tableware, food storage containers, yogurt containers, drinking straws, tupperwares, milk jugs, etc.
III. What are the benefits of plastic bags?
The plastic bag is an icon of convenience culture, by some estimates the single most ubiquitous consumer item on Earth, numbering in the trillions. Plastic grocery bags are some of the most reused items around the house. Compared to paper grocery bags, plastic grocery bags consume 40 percent less energy, generate 80 percent less solid waste, produce 70 percent fewer atmospheric emissions, and release up to 94 percent fewer waterborne wastes, according to the federation.
IV. What are the dangers of plastic bags?
The inks and colorants used on some bags contain lead, a toxin. There are a lot of animals that live on the bottom: shrimp, shellfish, and they get trapped in the plastic. Only 1 percent of plastic bags are recycled worldwide -- about 2 percent in the U.S. -- and the rest, when discarded, can persist for centuries. It takes months to hundreds of years for plastic bags to breakdown. Plastic doesn't biodegrade.
V. What has been done so far?
Grand efforts are under way to recycle plastic bag. Some states are attacking the recycling problem by trying to encourage shoppers to take the bags back to grocery stores. Some plastic bags are being downcycled, meaning that they're being put into another product that itself can never be recycled. Plastic bag litter has become such an environmental nuisance and eyesore that Ireland, Taiwan, South Africa, Australia, and Bangladesh have heavily taxed the totes or banned their use outright.
VI. Has it been successful? Why or why not?
So far those efforts have resulted mostly in a mass of confusion.The campaign of returning bags in San Francisco for over 10 years, and it's never really been successful. People have to pack up the bags, bring them into the store and drop them off. I think you'd be more inclined to bring your own bag than do that.Tony Lowes, director of Friends of the Irish Environment in County Cork, said the 15 cent tax on plastic bags introduced there in March 2002 has resulted in a 95 percent reduction in their use. "It's been an extraordinary success," he said.
viernes, 27 de marzo de 2009
who? The 17-year-old ex-students.
when? March 11, 2009.
where? Stuttgart, Germany.
what? An ex student killed teachers and students at a Germany highschool.
why? Because he was expelled from the school.
who? Matti Juhani Saari
when? September 23, 2008
what? Matti Juhani liled 16 people at a school.
why? they don´t hnow the reason.
who? Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
when? April 20, 1999.
where? Colorado Highschool.
what? He killed 12 students.
why? unkonwn reason.
who? Seung-Hui Cho.
when? April 16, 2007.
where? Virginia Tech.
what?He killed 32 people.
why? unknown reason.
who? Masked and dressed in black.
when? April 26 2002.
what? He killed 18 people.
why? unkonwn reason.