Posted by: pgallegoarias | 13/03/2017

The true story about Mike (part 3)

Mike was a great fan of Clyde F.C., and when he had a chance, he travelled to Scotland to see his team. He sometimes played football videos in class to the students, because he hated being a teacher… Mike’s dream was to become Clyde F.C. trainer, so he knew everything about football and about his team. Only his friend Alf knew his true story, because Mike was embarrased by the other teachers. To tell you the truth, Alf was an enthusiastic fan of Partick Thistle, the eternal rival of Clyde FC…

click here to read the whole story

Posted by: danelneg | 22/02/2017

Reasons why travel makes you a happier person

Travelling is an interesting activity that can be experimented by almost everyone and that can make you feel happier. Lots of people say that, and Anna Alapatt, in her blog, gives some reasons why travel can be the solution to scape from the stressfull life and daily rutine.

First of all, she has realised by travelling that money doesn’t have the importance that our society gives to it by travelling. In relation to that, she confirmes that we are too worried about studies, work, having a good salary… and we don’t appreciate important things. For example one of those things is our family. She says that we realize that we are very lucky to have our family while travelling and when we are alone.

Another reason she gives, is that we learn other cultures meeting new people, thing that allows you to have a global vision of the world and see how interconnected humans are. Because of this, travelling helps you meet new friends, a thing that is always heartwarming and interesting.

To finish, she also explains that the best of experiencing a trip is that always  unexpected things happen, that can become  one of the best parts of the trip because of the surprise effect. She also mentions the importance of having time to relax in the trip. She says that we should disconnect from the real life and problems, and one method, can be to turn off our mobile phones and begin to enjoy each present moment.

Sources

[1]A. Alapatt, ‘6 Reasons Why Travel Makes Us Happy’. [Online]. Available: http://howtobehappy.guru/6-reasons-why-travel-makes-us-happy/. [Accessed: 25-Jan-2017].

[2]Nick Youngsonhttp://nyphotographic.com/, ‘Travel – Wooden Tiles’. [Online]. Available: http://www.thebluediamondgallery.com/wooden-tile/t/travel.html. [Accessed: 15-Feb-2017].

 

Posted by: lorenagallardo169 | 17/02/2017

Os Ancares

Os Ancares is an area  of mountains which has the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation. This area runs across two regions: Galiza and Castilla-León. In Os Ancares you will find streams and small waterfalls, as well as tiny villagess, medieval castles  and churches, celtic “castros” (forts), traditional dwellings such as the “pallozas” (thatched cottages). The best starting place in Galicia to explore Os Ancares is at the village of Becerreá, an alternative is to head for Pedrafita do Cebreiro further to the south-east which is on the Camiño de Santiago. In San Román of Cervantes you can see the “pallozas”, if you continue to A Ponte de Doiras you find a castle that has a legend. Following the way we reach Degrada an Campa da Braña. There you can can observe mountains of Tres Bispos and continuing the way you find O Albergue. Then we arrive in Piornedo, 10 kilometres from Degrada to see one of the sights of Os Ancares which is one of the most emblematic features-a whole settlement of “pallozas”. Os Ancares is one of the most interesting places on the nature and the history of the peoples.

Sources

[1]destination, ‘Os Ancares in Galicia | My Destination Galicia’. [Online]. Available: https://www.mydestination-galicia.com/things-to-do/os-ancares. [Accessed: 08-Feb-2017].

[2]Iago Casabiell González, ‘File:Os Ancares 15III2013 01.jpg – Wikimedia Commons’. [Online]. Available: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Os_Ancares_15III2013_01.jpg. [Accessed: 15-Feb-2017].

Posted by: blancaorero | 13/02/2017

Glenn Cooper

Louis Fabian Bachrach, Glenn Cooper, CC BY-SA

Louis Fabian Bachrach, Glenn Cooper, CC BY-SA

Glenn Cooper was born in America in January 1953. He is one of the most famous author of thriller, adventure, mystery, conspiracy and historical thriller narrative.

He studied in Harvard University and in Tufts University School of Medicine.

He has written books like The Library of the Dead, The Book of Souls and The Keepers of the Library, his most famous trilogy, and the books will be adapted to television by Pioneer Pictures.

Glenn Cooper began writing over 20 years ago. He wrote his first novel The Library of the Dead, published on 2009, based on the discovery of a library which contains books that have the names, the dates in which people were born and the date of their deaths. While Will Piper, a policeman, searches a murderer called Doomsday Killer who killed six victims in two weeks and all that connects them is that each one received a postcard that announced the date of the death, in the mail before they died.

Glenn Cooper wrote The Tenth Chamber published on 2010, his first autoconclusive novel based on the discovery of a medieval script hidden behind an antique bookcase.

Sources

[1]Wikipedia Contributors, ‘Glenn Cooper – Wikipedia’. [Online]. Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Cooper. [Accessed: 11-Jan-2017].
[2]Goodreads Author, ‘Library of the Dead (Will Piper, #1) by Glenn Cooper — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists’. [Online]. Available: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6470037-library-of-the-dead. [Accessed: 18-Jan-2017].

Photograph

[1]Wikipedia Contributors, ‘File:Glenn Cooper photo.jpg – Wikimedia Commons’. [Online]. Available: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glenn_Cooper_photo.jpg. [Accessed: 01-Feb-2017].

Posted by: enriquecouso | 31/01/2017

The True Story about Mike (part 2)

Mike was a man who liked soccer and saw all matches at the school thanks to the School WiFi Internet connection. He would visit a popular site for soccer and there, he would watch mathes at any time of the day, and just for free.

Clearly, he had priorities, his priority was Clyde FC, an old Scottish club in the second division. His best friend at the school was a teacher of English, Alf. I was told they used to watch the matches and eat popcorn together.

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Posted by: amairgin | 30/01/2017

The True Story about Mike (part 1)

I was coming back home from the library when I saw Mike going into the school building. It was seven o’clock in the evening and only the cleaners were supposed to be working there. Mike was a strange man and some people said he lived in the school. No matter what time of the day you came in the school, he was there, working. He was, in that sense, a very popular man, because everyone at school talked about him. Stories were told that he would never sleep, but correct pupils notebooks and prepare lessons for the next day. But not all the stories were true. Mike was a more common man than you would think at first sight.

Mike was a man who liked soccer and saw all matches at the school thanks to the School WiFi Internet connection. He would visit a popular site for soccer and there, he would watch mathes at any time of the day, and just for free.

Clearly, he had priorities, his priority was Clyde FC, an old Scottish club in the second division. His best friend at the school was a teacher of English, Alf. I was told they used to watch the matches and eat popcorn together.

Mike was a great fan of Clyde F.C., and when he had a chance, he travelled to Scotland to see his team. He sometimes played football videos in class to the students, because he hated being a teacher… Mike’s dream was to become Clyde F.C. trainer, so he knew everything about football and about his team. Only his friend Alf knew his true story, because Mike was embarrased by the other teachers. To tell you the truth, Alf was an enthusiastic fan of Partick Thistle, the eternal rival of Clyde FC…

Posted by: leticiagarca | 05/12/2016

Schizophrenia

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA?

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that often causes abnormal social behaviors (such as  little emotion, poverty of speech, inability to experience pleasure, lack of desire to form relationships or motivation), difficulty distinguishing between reality and their imagination (due to allucinations).

Causes of this illness are not yet clear, theories range from hereditary causes, to abnormalities on the brain’s chamistry or structure, viral infections, inmune disorders or problems while in the womb.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Symptoms usually start during puberty, making them harder to recognice, since they are usually percieved by others as normal teenage behaviors. This symptoms are split into ‘positive’ and ‘negative’.

1.Positive: Changes in behaviour or thoughts, such as hallucinations or delusions.

   1.1 Hallucinations

   1.2 Delusions

   1.3 Disordered thinking and speech

   1.4 Disorganized behavior

2. Negative: Common capabilities that are missing from the person’s personality. They may start years before the first acute schizophrenic episode.

   2.1 Loosing  interest and/or motivation in life and activities.

   2.2 Lack of concentration, isolation, and changes in sleeping habits.

   2.3 Being less likely to initiate conversations and feelings of disconfort when surrounded by people, or feeling there’s nothing to say.

mentalhealthamerica, Schizophrenia – A Quick Intro, Standard Youtube License

SOURCES

[1] Mental Health America, ‘Schizophrenia’, Mental Health America. [Online]. Available: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/schizophrenia. [Accessed: 09-Nov-2016].

[2] Wikipedia contributors, ‘Schizophrenia’, Wikipedia. 07-Nov-2016.

[3] National Alliance on Mental Illness, ‘NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | What is Schizophrenia?’ [Online]. Available: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Schizophrenia. [Accessed: 09-Nov-2016].

[4] N. H. S. Choices, ‘Schizophrenia – Symptoms – NHS Choices’, 19-Oct-2016. [Online]. Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Schizophrenia/Pages/Symptoms.aspx. [Accessed: 09-Nov-2016].

[5] mentalhealthamerica, ‘Schizophrenia – A Quick Intro – YouTube’. [Online]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qpl-3eR6eE. [Accessed: 26-Oct-2016].

Posted by: jorgeberest | 03/12/2016

Freedom of expression

Freedom of expression is a human right. The meaning of this expression is the right to express our ideas and opinions without any type of censorship. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (adopted on 10 December 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly) recognizes this right and is also recognized in the laws of the majority of countries.

This right isn’t complete because there are limits which are obvious. There are many limits, among others, these are the most common: we can’t damage any person or organization by lies, we can’t publish anything which violates privacy, we can’t assault against the rights of copyright, we can’t incite the violence or use offensive words.

The beginning of this term was in the Ancient Greece, because they already had the necessity to express their ideas in written form. The first person who is famous because he supported this term is Homer the Greek epic poet who was born between the 12th and 8th century BC.

At present the biggest enemy of this term are the regimes which aren’t democratic like totalitarianism or dictatorship.

Wikipedia contributors, ‘Freedom of speech – Wikipedia’. [Online]. Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech. [Accessed: 02-Nov-2016].

BusinessDictionary, ‘What is freedom of expression? definition and meaning – BusinessDictionary.com’. [Online]. Available: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/freedom-of-expression.html. [Accessed: 02-Nov-2016].

Eric Chenoweth, ‘Freedom of Expression: History | Democracy Web’. [Online]. Available: http://democracyweb.org/node/78. [Accessed: 23-Nov-2016].

Say Media, Inc., ‘Homer – Poet – Biography.com’. [Online]. Available: http://www.biography.com/people/homer-9342775#legacy. [Accessed: 23-Nov-2016].

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Posted by: letifernandezlodeiro | 01/12/2016

Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya or Knights of the Zodiac, is a Japanese manga written and drawn by the mangaka Masami Kurumada. It was published from 1986 to 1990 in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump by Shueisha. The story follows five warriors or Saints: Seiya, Shiryu, Hyoga, Shun and Ikki.

They, and the others Saints have got Cloths or armors to figth and these Cloths design their constellation. They use an energy called Cosmo. The mision of the Saints is saving the Earth and the reincarnation of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom.

This manga has got an anime adaptation (computer animation) by Toi Animation from 1986 to 1989. Saint Seiya have got more spin-off series:

Next Dimension is drawn and written by Masaki Kurumada and is the official sequel of the original manga.

Episode.G takes place seven years before the original Saint Seiya manga and the main caracter is the Gold Saint, Leo Aioria. This new series is written and drawn by the mangaka Megumu Okada.

Another manga is The Lost Canvas and its author is Shiori Teshirogi. The Lost Canvas tells the story of Tenma, Alone and Sasha 250 years before of the original Saint Seiya.

Saint Seiya has got many projects like novels, movies and concerts. This series has got a long future.

Sources

[1] Wikipedia contributors, ‘Saint Seiya – Wikipedia’. [Online]. Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Seiya. [Accessed: 19-Oct-2016].

[2]N. Munoz, ‘Saint Seiya Poster Final Full | Nicolas Munoz | Flickr’. [Online]. Available: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolasmunoz/7375656576. [Accessed: 30-Nov-2016].

Posted by: Sara | 06/03/2016

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Pitt, née Angelina Jolie Voight, was born in Los Angeles, California.
When Angelina was 11, the family moved back to Los Angeles from New York. Angelina decided to become an actress. She didn’t enjoy her years at Beverly Hills High School because she was teased for wearing glasses and braces and for being too skinny. She tried to get work as a model, but she couldn’t because she was too short and too thin.
When she was filming Lara Croft in Cambodia she became more interested in humanitarian activities. She has travelled to areas like Darfur, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.

Jolie has been married three times. She married Jonny Lee Miller in 1995 but the couple divorced in 1999. The following year, Jolie married Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton. That union lasted in 2003. Jolie met Brad Pitt during the making of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004 but they married in August 2014 in France.

Sources
She has got three adopted children: Maddox, Zahara and Pax Thien.
[1]Wikipedia Contributors, «Angelina Jolie – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia». [Online]. Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_Jolie. [Accessed: 01-Feb-2016].
[2]AETN UK, «BIOGRAPHY: Angelina Jolie Lifetime». [Online]. Available: http://www.lifetimetv.co.uk/biography/biography-angelina-jolie. [Accessed: 15-Feb-2016].
[3]Biography.com Editors, «Angelina Jolie – Director, Producer, Film Actress – Biography.com». [Online]. Available: http://www.biography.com/people/angelina-jolie-9356782#related-video-gallery. [Accessed: 15-Feb-2016].

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