jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2009

Uruguay * Human Rights

Human Rights * Uruguay

Artículo 1
Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.
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Uruguay, Sudamerica
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La República Oriental del Uruguay (escuchar ▶ (ayuda·info)) es un país situado en el sureste de América del Sur. Su territorio, con una superficie de más de 176 mil km², es el segundo más pequeño del subcontinente detrás de Surinam y limita al norte y noreste con el estado de Río Grande del Sur (Brasil) y al oeste, con las provincias de Entre Ríos y Corrientes (Argentina) de las cuales está separado por el río Uruguay. Por el sur tiene costas sobre el Río de la Plata, el cual lo separa de la provincia de Buenos Aires y de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, y por el sureste, tiene costas sobre el Océano Atlántico. Se encuentra dividido administrativamente en 19 departamentos.
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Según las Naciones Unidas es el país de Latinoamérica con el nivel de alfabetización más alto.[3]
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Según un estudio de la organización Transparencia Internacional, es el país de Latinoamérica (junto con Chile) que posee el menor índice de percepción de la corrupción.[4]
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Según el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), es el tercer país de Latinoamérica (después de Argentina y de Chile), que posee el mayor Índice de Desarrollo Humano (IDH).
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También es el país de Latinoamérica (junto con Costa Rica), con la distribución de ingreso más equitativa, tomando la relación entre el ingreso del 10% más rico y el del 10% más pobre de la población.
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Asimismo, es el quinto país de Latinoamérica (después de Cuba, Costa Rica, Chile, y Ecuador), con la esperanza de vida más alta, respectivamente.
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Es el tercer país de Sudamérica (después de Argentina y Chile), con el PIB per cápita más alto, y el noveno país de Latinoamérica (después de Brasil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Peru, y Ecuador, respectivamente), con el PIB más alto.
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Según el informe del año 2009 de "Reporteros sin fronteras", Uruguay es el país con el índice de libertad de prensa más alto en Sudamérica.
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Asimismo es el país más democrático de toda Latinoamérica, según el "Índice de Democracia" de "The Economist", siendo junto a Costa Rica los únicos países latinoamericanos considerados como una 'democracia completa'.
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domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2009

Feral Children - Education

EDUCATION
Feral Children
http://www.feralchildren.com/en/index.php

Feral Children
Feral children, also known as wild children or wolf children, are children who've grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. They may have been raised by animals (often wolves) or somehow survived on their own. In some cases, children are confined and denied normal social interaction with other people.

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Genie: modern "wild child"
Isolated, confined and feral children
Over 100 children are listed here, including children raised by animals, isolated children: children who lived on their own, and confined children. There is also a complete list of all the children.
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Famous feral children
You'll find all the famous cases such as Victor d'Aveyron, perhaps the most famous feral child of all; Amala and Kamala, the wolf girls from India; Genie, the "modern-day wild child"; and the mysterious Marie-Angelique Memmie LeBlanc, the Wild Girl of Champagne.
Memmie: feral child
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Ever since the legend of Romulus and Remus — the twins, brought up by a she-wolf, who founded Rome — people have been intrigued and fascinated by tales of children brought up by wild animals, away from normal human contact.

Raised by animals
There are wolf girls, dog boys, and wild kids raised by the most unlikely animals — even ostriches.
Kamala: feral child
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Explore This Site
There are nearly 2,000 pages on this site, including academic papers, essays and book extracts about feral children.
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Test your knowledge
Play xaosdog's Fun Trivia quiz: feral children in legend, literature — and life to test your knowledge on the subject of feral children.
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Further Reading
There are many books about feral children if you want to learn more, plus some children's books about feral children and lots of feral children in fiction.
Naderi Twins: hidden secret
Join this site Interested in feral children? Then why not join the Feral Children Discussion Forum.
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Authenticity
Many cases of feral children are of doubtful authenticity; even recent ones, such as John Ssebunnya, are questioned by some. And at least a few of the children were autistic and/or mentally disabled, and not feral at all.
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One modern case in which we do have a direct witness who confirms he saw a young child in the company of monkeys for a period of a year is Saturday Mifune (Saturday's full story appears in the expanded paperback edition of Kaspar Hausers Geschwister).
Warning: Neglect and Abuse
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No matter how fascinating, scientifically interesting or even romantic some of these stories seem, it isn't much fun to be a feral child, wolf boy or wild girl. We shouldn't forget that all these children have been abandoned, neglected or even cruelly abused: some of the stories are quite harrowing.
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(For materials designed for caregivers dealing with maltreated children that is also helpful to parents and others in understanding how all children develop see The Child Trauma Academy website.)

lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2009

Archimedes to Hawking

The article above is but a small selection of the amazing trivia and fascinating stories about some of the greatest names in science.
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If you love science, or would like to instill the love of science to your children, pick up Cliff Pickover's Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them. You won't be disappointed
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Links:
Archimedes to Hawking Amazon page The book's website Cliff's website
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On a personal note, this article took way longer than I thought (and I didn't even get to Stephen Hawking!) ... because I ended up reading Cliff's book from cover to cover! It was definitely an interesting read.
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Now, like I mentioned above, Cliff has generously offered free copies of Archimedes to Hawking to Neatorama readers with the most interesting experience with science or funny personal story about a science class ... Write yours in the comment section; the best three will win a free personalized copy of Cliff's book (so make it good!)
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http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/12/5-scientific-laws-and-the-scientists-behind-them/

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miércoles, 4 de noviembre de 2009

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lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009

Conversation Club * What to do

LANGUAGES * ENGLISH
Conversation Club

Un club de conversación está diseñado para ayudarte a incrementar tus habilidades orales. Las cuatro habilidades para aprender un idioma son: speak, listen, write and read (en orden descendiente de dificultad). Existe confusión entre las diversas formas de practicar por lo que, para tu conocimiento, te aclaramos que cada una de las cuatro habilidades mencionadas requiere de enfoques y ejercicios distintos.

La confusión radica en que estas cuatro habilidades se practican en una misma sesión, sin que el alumno tenga una referencia que indique claramente cuándo se está practicando qué. Por lo tanto, a continuación se muestran los diez puntos a seguir para tener una sesión produtiva y exitosa para desarrollar la habilidad específica de hablar en idioma inglés.

01 - Always speak english language.
02 - Never speak spanish language.
03 - Do not worry about mistakes.
04 - Use the words you know.
05 - Follow all the instructions.
06 - Recycle words and sentences.
07 - Participate with every pupil.
08 - Show you are interested in your improvement.
09 - Help to run the topics smoothly.
10 - Show others your presence is desirable.

Los sistemas educativos oficiales en Latinoamerica adolescen de ciertos problemas que limitan el avance del alumno. Con el fin de aprovechar al máximo una sesión de club de conversación te enlistamos a continuación lo que no se debe hacer, para que no seas tú quien se limite a sí mismo.

01 - Interrumpir la sesión para exponer dudas sobre gramática, ortografía, etc.
02 - Interrumpir la sesión para exponer y ventilar asuntos personales.
03 - Actuar como si fuera tu primer dia de clases, como si no supieras nada.
04 - Aparentar que no entiendes nada para que tu instructor se enfoque solo en ti.
05 - Hacer preguntas ajenas a los temas sugeridos.

10 THINGS A STUDENT SHOULD NEVER SAY DURING A SESSION

01 - I don't know.
02 - I don't understand.
03 - I don't know what to say.
04 - I don't know if my pronunciation is correct.
05 - I don't know if it's correct what I'm saying.
06 - You are not going to understan me.
07 - They are not going to understand me.
08 - This is very difficult for me.
09 - They are going to laugh.
10 - They are going to critizise me.

Culture without frontiers

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French culture - music
Cultural diversity in France
In this edition, Frederic Martel talks about 'The cultural practices in France at the digital age' by Olivier Donnat. How the French respond to American culture? And singer Corneille is in Paris for his new album.

cinema
'Samson and Delilah' in the running for an Oscar
In this edition, director Warwick Thornton is our guest for his Australian drama 'Samson and Delilah', about two indigenous teenagers falling in love. And find a huge selection of Halloween Costumes at the National Opera in Washington DC.

US cinema
New-York, star of a film!
In this edition, Rebecca Leffler talks about cinema. After 'Paris, je t'aime', The Big apple version 'New York, I Love You' is released. It is a series of short films about the love of the city. And tomorrow Halloween!

cinema - literature
Charles Timoney helps us to understand French language!
In this edition, British author Charles Timoney is our guest. He helps us to get an inside look at those incomprehensible Frenchies with his book 'A certain..Je Ne Sais Quoi'. And, Bruce Willis is an action hero in 'Surrogates'.

cinema - literature
New version of 'Pride and Prejudice' of Jane Austen
In this edition, Augustin Trapenard talks about Jane Austen classic revisited: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. And Bruce Willis is back in action with 'Surrogates' directed by Jonathan Mostow.

Africa - exhibitions - music - sculpture
Sandra Nkaké’s first album 'Mansaadi'
In this edition, singer Sandra Nkaké is our guest. She will be tomorrow night at the Cigale in Paris for her first album "Mansaadi". And let's have a look at the exhibition of Hervé Di Rosa about Sculpture from Africa.

exhibitions - fashion
Bloggers, the new field of journalism
In this edition, Jessica Michault talks about social media-blogging, part of the fashion and the public. Then, traveling artist Hervé Di Rosa takes us to his exhibition in France.

dance - music
Melanie Pain by herself
In this edition, Melanie Pain is our guest. She is one of the main voices of Nouvelle Vague and she wants to make a name by herself with a solo album 'My Name'. And a standing ovation for the Pockemon Crew in Lyon.

dance - music
Music news with Amobe Mevegue
In this edition, our music critic Amobe Mevegue talks about eclectic artists who perform worldwide. He starts with Moby, Rachid Taha and Papa Wemba. Then we will follow at the Lyon Opera the dancers of Pockemon Crew.

contemporary art - music
Expatriate's new album is released today!
In this edition, Ben king from indie rock band Expatriate is our guest. They will be playing at the Paris Zenith tomorrow night. Then, let's go to the Biennale of Lyon taking contemporary art to the streets.

literature
Gay rigths and gay movement
In this edition, let's debate with Frederic Martel around the gay rights. He starts with the story of the gay movement with the book of Julian Jackson until the legalisation ten years ago.

comics - photography - Venezuela
A look at Caracas with photographer Christopher Anderson
In this edition, photographer Christopher Anderson shows us the violent reality of Caracas in a book entitled "Capitolio". Then, a look at the end of the Rome Film Festival, and a happy birthday to Asterix and Obelix!

cinema
Haneke's 'White Ribbon' now playing in France
In this edition, Rebecca Leffler talks about 'The White Ribbon', Michael Haneke's film that won the coveted Palme d'Or, which takes place in a rural German town. Then, another film with 'Triage' at the Rome Film Festival.

cinema - contemporary art - technology
A new way to read with the Kindle
In this edition, let's debate with Francis Pisani a new technology specialist and journalist about the future of the book with the Kindle. Then the critically acclaimed 'Sin Nombre' is released and the Fiac starts.

comics - contemporary art - technology
The Book of Genesis written as a comic strip
In this edition, Augustin Trapenard invites us to discover the Book of Genesis illustrated by Robert Crumb. Then, let's debate about the electronic book and don't miss "Sin Nombre" by Cary Fukunaga.