martes, 16 de marzo de 2010
First, I live in a corner near here we have two hospitals, a pharmacy, a hairdresser, a church, a park, we have many places that we could visit and maybe we could need them in any moment. In fact, I'm glad to live here cuse we have a lot of places near here, also is near from my university.
About security It's not the most security area of Maracaibo to live, every day when we arrive to home , we try to be carefull.
That's it tell me about your neighborhood
Hiiii! I'm here again, in this oportunity I have to tell you a crime story. So, since a month ago a friend of mine, told me a story about a High School massacre in the United States. He has been living in Colorado when that terrible event happened.
Two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. At about 11:20 a.m., Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, dressed in long trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By the time SWAT team officers finally entered the school at about 3:00 p.m., Klebold and Harris had killed 12 fellow students and a teacher, and had wounded another 23 people. Then, around noon, they turned their guns on themselves and committed suicide.
The awful crime captured the nation's attention, prompting an unprecedented search--much of it based on false information--for a scapegoat on whom to pin the blame. In the days immediately following the shootings, many claimed that Klebold and Harris purposely chose jocks, blacks, and Christians as their victims
Subsequent investigations also determined that Klebold and Harris chose their victims completely at random. Their original plan was for two bombs to explode in the school's cafeteria, forcing the survivors outside and into their line of fire. When the homemade bombs didn't work, Klebold and Harris decided to go into the school to carry out their murderous rampage.
Columbine High School reopened in the fall of 1999, but the massacre left behind an unmistakable scar on the Littleton community. Mark Manes, the young man who sold a gun to Harris and bought him 100 rounds of ammunition the day before the murders, was sentenced to six years in prison. Carla Hochhalter, the mother of a student who was paralyzed in the attack, killed herself at a gun shop. Several other parents filed suit against the school and the police. Even Dylan Klebold's parents filed notice of their intent to sue, claiming that police should have stopped Harris earlier.
In an effort to show the world "that life goes on," Columbine school board officials voted to replace the library where students were murdered with an atrium.
So, That awful event is the fourth-deadliest school massacre in United States history, after the 1927 Bath School disaster, 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and the 1966 University of Texas massacre, and the deadliest for an American high school.
It's Incredible that something like this occurr in high school.. Let's Coment and let me know your opinion....
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domingo, 28 de febrero de 2010
So, in streets of the city where I come from have many legends and horror histories of haunted houses, chapel, churches and graveyards. Even Lolita Robles de Mora wrote a books calls ¨Táchira Legends¨ I recommend you can read this book and found many histories of my city. Below I’m going to tell you the history of Chapel of Homeless.
Located in 12th street with passageway Cumana, in San Cristobal city, there is a little church.
The history tells that Maria, a beautiful and young woman who led a happy life. She passed her days between parties and alcohol. One of those nights of parties and drinks she was smote mortally by her boyfriend. In a jealousy attack and under the influence of alcohol assaulted her.
Although of the severity wounds she had strength to leave the bar and scream asking for help.
She was shedding much blood and his suit was full of blood. She screamed over and over again desperate, since the beginning anybody wanted to help her because her wounds were amazing. When neighbors helped her it was too late. Maria fainted because of the large loss of blood.
A few minutes later died. Years later, the neighbors repentant, because no one helped her, they built a chapel in the place where she died to commemorate her memory. The chapel was calls Chapel of homeless.
They say that into the chapel occur a strange phenomenon , between 7 and 10 in the night, chapel is illuminated by a soft light, around seems like the dawn. Inside the chapel people can hear whispers and tenuous voices as if someone was praying.
That was a terrible history... Are u know any history like this? tell me about it..
This is an special homework that I had to do for my english course at CEVAZ. In my speech I talked about a new social network I hoe u enjoy it this read.
A lot of comments about social networks have been said since pages like facebook converted in a boom on the internet competing with others like twitter, jaiku, picasa and MySpace who is the principal competitor of facebook.
However Google decided to change their strategist creating a social network. When Google bought Jaiku, (who is a microblogging service) .Everybody thoughts that it would renew the service to become a direct competitor to Twitter but It wasn’t the case. Nowadays have submitted GoogleBuzz that is, in its way, how to get in contact with our friends and contacts quickly and easily and with more social interaction.
Google Buzz doesn’t need configuration, it was be activated since February ninth and progressively, for all users with a Gmail account. A new section will appear in which we can update our status at all times. They also announced that the service can be as public or private as we want, avoiding the spread of personal information without our permission.
What Is Google Buzz?
So what exactly is Google Buzz? Used on a PC or mobile, Buzz reminds us of an RSS combined with all of your social networking—all within the existing Gmail and Google.com infrastructure.
Google Buzz also be available initially for phones with Android and the iPhone, and will allow from the phone, dial our geographical location, which can be seen in the new Google Maps allowing new forms of communication.
U can see a promotional video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi50KlsCBio
My followers let me know What do u think about this new social network? post a comment...
In this assignment I have to talk about fashion trends, tell to everybody what people are wearing in this day but I don’t know so much about this topic cause I don’t follow trend’s I only wear clothes with which I am feel comfortable and especially clothes that makes me look good.
I choose what kind of clothes wear, agree with my body curves. I’m thin but I have a big hips. In that order trends said that I have to wear pants to conceal my hips, about blouses I prefer wear tops to exalt my shoulders that is too a better way to achieve a balance in my body curves.
For special occasions now everybody are wearing shorts dresses and I like this trend, but I prefer choose soft colors like dark blue, black even gray.
Ok that’s it I described my personal style cause I wear with clothes that can make me feel comfortable, contemporary and trendy. I’m gladly if u tell me sometime about your personal style.
sábado, 27 de febrero de 2010
Hi! I hope u r fine, today I’m going to explain how is conformed my direct family, remember that a few days ago I posed a slide about they, here is the explication…
My mom and Dad, Beatriz and Luis have been married for 35 years. When they had 1 year of marriage they had their first son, who is my big brother Wilmer, he is 34 years old, is engineer, is married and have 2 songs, Diego and Luis Daniel. Next they had their second child who is my brother Luis, he is 31 years old, he studied administration and lives in Madrid, Spain; Continue with William, he is 30 years old, is engineer, is married and has one daughter, my niece Adriana and a little boy calls Luis Alberto. Finally my parents had a beautiful daughter that is me.
Now my parent lives in San Cristobal, Táchira estate (the city where I come from) in their own house, they don’t have pets because my dad hates animals. And I live in Maracaibo, Zulia state with my brother William and my sister in low Patricia. In Fact some days I visited my big brother who lives here too.
Anyway … I love my family.
However that’s it… If u has any questions about my beautiful family let me a comment and gladly I answer any doubt.
martes, 2 de febrero de 2010
Wel, that's all. the persons who are in the slide are the most important people in my life, my parents, my brothers and their family and obviusly my litlle group of friends....
So let me know do you think and post a coment ..... bye :) xoxo!
martes, 26 de enero de 2010
One of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, Haiti in recent years has struggled with problems ranging from near-constant political upheaval, health crises, severe environmental degradation and an annual barrage of hurricanes.
On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, reducing much of its capital to rubble. It was the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years. A preliminary assessment from Haiti's government put the body count at 150,000 on Jan. 23. The devastation created serious obstacles to those attempting to deliver promised foreign aid.
Huge swaths of the capital, Port-au-Prince, lay in ruins, and thousands of people were trapped in the rubble of government buildings, foreign aid offices and shantytowns. Schools, hospitals and a prison collapsed.
Haiti occupies an area roughly the size of Maryland on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Nearly all of the 8.7 million residents are of African descent and speak Creole and French. The capital is Port-au-Prince.
The country is, by a significant margin, the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, with four out of five people living in poverty and more than half in abject poverty. Deforestation and over-farming have left much of Haiti eroded and barren, undermining subsistence farming efforts, driving up food prices and leaving the country even more vulnerable to natural disasters. Its long history of political instability and corruption has added to the turmoil.
During the 18th century the western portion of Hispaniola, called Saint-Domingue, was one of the richest colonies in the French empire, known for its lucrative sugarcane and coffee plantations. (The rest of the island was controlled by Spain.) In 1791 the African slave population revolted, eventually winning independence from Napoleon Bonaparte's France and becoming the second country in the Americas to free itself from colonial rule and the world's first black republic. The country was renamed Haiti.
Haiti's history has been marked by many periods of profound political disarray, including frequent changes of governments, military coups and, beginning in 1915, a two-decade occupation by the United States. The most infamous of Haiti's leaders was François Duvalier, known as Papa Doc, who was elected president in 1957, beginning a long rule known for corruption and human rights abuses that left Haiti increasingly isolated. His son Jean-Claude Duvalier controlled the country from 1971 until he fled in 1986, leading to another period of alternating civilian and military rule.
Despite bouts of optimism in recent years brought on by the implementation of a new constitution and the first peaceful transfer of power between two elected presidents in the nation's history, Haiti's politics remain as tumultuous as ever.
In 1991, Jean-Bertrand Aristide took power after winning 67 percent of the vote in a presidential election, but was overthrown shortly after taking office in a violent coup leading to a three year period of military rule that ended only after the intervention of a United Nations force led by the United States. While the 1995 election of Rene Preval, a prominent political ally of Mr. Aristide, was widely praised, subsequent elections were plagued with allegations of fraud, including the 2000 restoration of Mr. Aristide to his old post.
Over the following years violence spread throughout the country as the government cracked down on opposition party leaders, holding power in part with the aid of extra-legal gangs. In February 2004, after groups opposed to the Aristide government seized control of cities and towns throughout Haiti and closed in on the capital, Mr. Aristide resigned and fled to South Africa. U.S.-led armed forces under the authority of the United Nations Security Council were sent to Port-au-Prince to stabilize the situation and to oversee the installation of an interim government. The United Nations has spent some $5 billion on peacekeeping operations since 2004.
In 2006, Mr. Preval was again elected president amidst allegations of impropriety.
Since 2008, the situation has worsened dramatically, with the nation staggering beneath the double whammy of food riots, government instability and a series of hurricanes that killed hundreds and battered the economy.
Hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike and Tropical Storm Fay landed within the space of a month in August and September 2008. Nationally, damages came to a total of $900 million, or nearly 15 percent of the gross domestic product. The national toll was 800 dead, down from 2004 when 3,000 perished.
Haiti needs jobs, a particular challenge in the current economic climate. Haitians often seek work in the United States, but that safety valve has been squeezed given the recession. With some 900,000 youths expected to come into the job market in the next five years, dismal prospects are the main threat to stability.
In this moment haitian's have more a more problems day by day next I suggest you to watch this videos and known the situation that haitian's are living ...
miércoles, 20 de enero de 2010
Hi World, This is my level five blog, Welcome. In this blog I'm going to write about my life, personal interests and work in my level five EFL class. I will post my homework and exercises. Also, I will post photos and videos of my adventures in level 5. So, let's start with a little bit about me...
So, I'm Leidy Rodriguez, I'm from San Cristobal originally but now I'm living in Maracaibo with one of my brothers, his wife and his childrens.
I'm 18 yeras old and I'm a student of mass comunication at URBE. My favorites subjects are English,semiology, comuniaction and enviroment, advertising, grafics comunications and that's all.
I enjoy listen to music every day, dance all kind of music,study languages, talk every day with my friends and go to the movies, to the beach. When I have time I try to spend time with my parents and go out with my friends. One of my favorite sports it's windsurf when I go to the beach I really like enjoy practice that sport.
I hate people who smoke, violence, injustice, war .
My goal is travel to Europe, visit The Eiffel Tower in Paris, The London Brigde in England. Of course, I want to gradute first of University and be a good periodist. I also want to learn speak English, French, Italian, German. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house and car, get married and start a family.
About English, I believe that learn new languages it's important for every body because helps in our jobs and personal life. I think English is so important nowadays because this language is a lingua franca used as means of comunication between people whi soeaks different firts languages. You can improve your english listening music, reading a book that's a good exercises. You can also chat on the internet and have friends in many countries as a way to practice your fluently. I can speak and understand English, but I need more practice, because is difficult speak fluently. I hope this clase help us a lot and we can make many friends of diferent parts of the wolrd .