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:
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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.
martes, 3 de marzo de 2009
Where: United States Of America
What: US President Barack Obama has reportedly made a potentially significant offer to Russia about defence - but will it change anything? US President Barack Obama has reportedly made a potentially significant offer to Russia about defence - but will it change anything?
Why: Because they want to stop Iran from making more missiles.
Southeast Asian leaders vowed Sunday to push ahead with ambitious plans to become a European Union-style economic community by 2015 despite roadblocks posed by the global financial crisis and Myanmar's dismal human rights record.
3. Copy the headlines and the link to a news item reporting on that conflict.
ASEAN vows EU-like bloc by 2015, frets on Myanmar
4. Summarize the news item in your own words in 5 - 8 sentences. (identify the main ideas)
The 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations concluded its 14th annual summit. They talk about how they would recue their countries by an anticrisis plan.
the want to build their own market. They want export only so they can gain more money for their own countries. "All of us are of one mind that we are anti-protectionism," Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told reporters.
5. Describe the conflict.
The conlflict is that the 14th most southeast Asian nations want to make a anticrisis plan so they can develop their econmy in the future.
6. Based on your research - geography and timeline, explain why the conflict happened. Which ones are the roots of the conflict?
The roots are the financial crisis.
a) Who is involved in the conflict?
Most of the Asians nations.
b) Where is it happening?
c) When did it happen and how long has it been going on?
It happen yesterday and it would last until the crisis ends.
lunes, 2 de marzo de 2009
Religion: Sunni Muslim
Ethnic Group: Pashtun
I go to a religious service every Friday which is the sacred day and we call it Jumu'ah. We go to the mosque just after noon and it begins with the call to prayer the muezin makes; then the adhan, which marks the beginning of jumu'ah. Once the khaṭīb has given his speech, he concludes with a du'a, which then leads the muadhin to make the iqama which is followed by the two rak'at prayer.
Yes I know some people from different religions. In the area where I live, most of the population is muslim but I rarely find a buddhist or a hindu sometimes. When I someone of another religion, I just keep doing what I am doing. It is like seeing any muslim pass by.
All our celebrations are in families. We go to weddings that can last over three days, but I don not go to parties with friens because my religion prohibbits that.
5 people live in my house. my parents, my sister and my brother. We interact a lot, as in our religion and traditions family is basic for education.
In my family my brother and I go to school. My sister doesn´t go, but many girls do.
How do you dress?
I dress with clothes that cover from my knee to my navel, if I don't it is against my religion.
My daily chores are to go to school, go to my home and be with my family, because of my ethnic group. I also have to say the daily prayers to Allah.
To be a Pashtun doesn't mean just to live in a place with people like us, besides following the rules of our religion we are also born with the Pashtunwali code in our education. It is a code of hospitality and freedom of our ethnic group, to be part of us you need to be like the code.
My relatives are from Pakistan and some from Afghanistan. We are all Pashtuns and we get to see each other once in a while.
I don´t hang out with people of other ethnicities, as here in my village only Pashtun people live. I do not know a lot of people from other ethnicities, but we get along well if they treat us well and are our friends.
I do not have to marry someone of my ethnicity, but I am almost sure that I will.
Describe a typical tradition.
The most important date for us the Pashtun people is the Ramadan, which is a Muslim festivity, and because the great majority of us are Muslim we celebrate that and is the most important date in which families get together.
What does the geography say about the country?
To the North there are the Himalayas and to the south there is a dessert. The climate varies from cold winters and hot summers to the North, and mild climate to the South.
What is the dominant religion? Which other exist?The major religion is Islamism while there is also Hinduism, Christianity, Parsi, Buddhist, and others.
What are the different ethnic groups?
Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun, Baloch, MuhajirWhich ones are the main customs and traditions?Pakistan has a rich cultural and ethnic background going back to the Indus Valley Civilization. There are differences in culture among the different ethnic groups in matters such as dress, food, and religion, especially where Pre Islamic customs differ from Islamic practices. However, over 60 years of integration, a distinctive "Pakistani" culture has sprung up especially in the urban areas. Education is highly regarded by members of every socio-economic stratum. The traditional family values are highly respected and considered sacred.
How is this his life different from yours?
The greatest difference is the religion. The problem comes when he is living in a society in which he is the only one, while in my society everyone is like me or almost like me.He has rules to follow as well as I do, He goes to school as well as I do, etc.
Which custom caught your attention?
He can´t eat Starbursts.
How does his religion affect his way of acting?
He has to stop doing many things to follow the rules stated by the Koran, which is the book of the Islamic religion. He cannot eat pork nor things that contain enzymes that come from pork, he cannot drink alcohol, he cannot do a lot of stuff involving girls; so he acts according to it.
2. Who is Morgan Tsvangirai? Whicgh is/ has been his political role?
the prime minister.
3. What happened during last year's elections? Which was the outcome?
The president find a way to how torture people for voting fo him and it was by some mails.
4. Whis is the economic situation in Zimbabwe? How do the people feel about this?
They do not have any money and their spemdidng just in a party more than 250,000 dollars, when they are lots if people in the hospital by the cholera outbreak, and they need 30,000 dollars so they can continue their fight to end the cholera outbreak. and people don't fell good.
5. What do you think about the celebrations and the lavish party?
I think is bad because so much people dying of cholera and the person who need to take care for his people does not do that and instaed of giving more money to the hospitals he soend it on this such stupid party that no one cares of it.
Based only on the article below, define a conflict.
a) Give the conflict a name and explain why you think it is a conflict.
The name i'm giving to the conflict is "Big money, little use" and I put that name because of the money waste in a party instaed o using it for food , medicines or just stuff people need to live.
b) Who is involved and why?
Everybody is involved because everybody needs somenthing and I think the people have the fault because insteading of recolecting money for a good use they spend it in a party.
c) Explain in detail why the conflict has happened.
As I said the conlfict is the waste of money in things that people do not care and need.
d) Give a timeline of events (at least 5) related to the conflict.
1.-Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was celebrating his 85th birthday with a lavish all-day party Saturday despite the fact that the country is gripped by an economic and health crisis
2.-Mugabe's ZANU-PF party said it raised at least $250,000 to hold the party in Mugabe's hometown of Chinhoyi, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) outside of the capital, Harare.
3.- Mugabe's birthday falls on February 21 but his party loyalists postponed the celebrations as they were raising money for the event.
4.-Mugabe's birthday falls on February 21 but his party loyalists postponed the celebrations as they were raising money for the event.
5.-The cholera outbreak.
e) How do you think this conflict
can be solved and why?
I think that the conflict can be solved only and simply working with each other and more resposabilities by the preident he gotta take care more of he's people than he material life.
martes, 27 de enero de 2009
Which is its location? Between Pakistan and India.
What does the geography say about the country? that i'ts surrounded by dessert.
What is the dominant religion? Islamic.
Which other exist? Christiane, Indus, Sikhs, etc...
What are the different ethnic groups? Indo-Aryan, Seraiki, Sindhi, Pashto, Urdu, Balochi, Kashmiri.
Which ones are the main customs and traditions? the traditions of men as the bread winners and the women as the house hold wives may sound bizarre to the western counterparts, young age marriages, for instance , at the age of 20
when? : 1/22/09
where?: in Cuba.
what? : That Fidel Casro say that he would not see how Obama make it like the U.S. President
why? : because of his age and because he is bery sick so he think he would die before obama would finish his goberment.
who? : Fidel Castro President of Cuba.
when? : 1/21/09
where? : in Cuba.
what? : he say that the people of cuba dont have to be nervous becouse of his dead because he say he would govern Cuba ontil the day he die and when he die his brother can govern Cuba.
why? : because he is sick and he is very old and he would die soon.
jueves, 22 de enero de 2009
battle" does the article's headline reffer?
It reffers to the battle that Israel has been having with Palestine since it was created.
b) What seem to be the hopes underlying Israel's assault on Gaza?
Delegitimize the Hamas’s leadership in the eyes of the Palestinian people and eliminate its power to prevent a two-state solution.
c) How would a clear Israeli victory affect the region?
It would make it easier for countries near Israel to declare common cause against Islamic militancy and its main sponsor in the region, Iran.
d) How would a clear Israeli victory affect the United States?
An international peacekeeping force could clear the way for a restoration of political control in Gaza.
e) Why does Iran have much at stake in the outcome of the current crisis?
Because it sponsors Hamas and Hezbollah to spread its influence in the Arab world. A defeat of Hamas would undercut that strategy.
f) How likely is it that the Israeli assault will be successful?
Israel’s attacks also could fail outright, and history suggests that as the more likely scenario, Middle East experts across the political spectrum said.
g)What are some of the divisions in the Middle East that this conflict has highlighted?
Egypt, whose peace treaty with Israel is anathema to militants in the Middle East, kept its border to Gaza largely shut last week, and its president, Hosni Mubarak, quarreled openly with the leader of Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant Shiite group that now shares power in Lebanon. And at a meeting of the Arab League, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister gently and indirectly rebuked Hamas for provoking the conflict.
h) What happened in Lebanon in 1982? How are the Gaza attacks similar?
While Israel was worrying about the negotiation with Yassir Arafat, Hezbollah was rising in Lebanon.
i) In what ways might the attacks on Gaza backfire?
History suggests that Israel has a lot of probabilities to fail just as it did in lebanon on 1982.
j) Why does Mr. Abbas say he will walk away from the peace talks begun by President Bush in 2007?
Because fighting was emboldening palestinian resistance.
k) What lessons has Israel learned from Lebanon?
Israel has learned to lower expectations and this time Israel is more prepared.
m) In what way is the timing of this renewed battle beneficial?
It came before president elect Obama went into power.
n) How will the Obama administration be able to capitalize on the situation in Gaza?
All the violent reactions and hate will be sent to the past administration and no to Obama's.
jueves, 15 de enero de 2009
Palestinian Authority would be set up.
viernes, 9 de enero de 2009
who ? Cristiano Ronaldo.
were ? Manchester Airport.
when ?January 8, 2009.
why ? They don't hnow the reason.
what? Cristiano Ronaldo was in way to his trainment when suddenly in the Manchester airport tunnel he lost control of his car and smashed into the wall, but nothing happen to him.