Sunday, August 31, 2008

DE QUE MATERIAL SE HACIA LAS VELAS ANTES?



What Material Was Used To Make Early Candles?
In Rome, around the first century, candles were made out of tallow and the pith of rushes. The Egyptians and Cretans made the candle from beeswax, as early as 3000 BC. The early candle was made from various forms of natural fat, tallow, and wax. In the 18th century, spermaceti, oil produced by the sperm whale, was used to produce a superior candle. Late in the 18th century, colza oil and rapeseed oil came into use as much cheaper substitutes.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cuando fue "La Invasion Britannica?"



When was 'The British Invasion?'
The British Invasion was the term applied by the news media to the influx of rock and roll, beat and pop performers from the United Kingdom who became popular in the United States from 1964 to 1967. British artists who went to number one during this period were The Beatles, The Animals, The Dave Clark Five, Donovan, Herman's Hermits, The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Yardbirds.

Friday, August 29, 2008

VOCABULARY OF THE DAY



Today's Word "hauteur"
hauteur \haw-TUR; (h)oh-\ (noun) - Haughty manner, spirit, or bearing; haughtiness; arrogance. "She was unremarkable in every way save for the hauteur with which she regarded him." -- Karen Robards, 'Scandalous' Hauteur is from the French, from haut, "high," from Latin altus, "high." It is thus related to altitude.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

VOCABULARY OF THE DAY



Today's Word "autodidact"
autodidact \aw-toh-DY-dakt\ (noun) - One who is self-taught. "I'm an autodidact and a good one, because I'll kick my own (butt) if I don't learn, which is a sight to see with this leg brace." -- Dean Koontz, 'One Door Away from Heaven' Autodidact is from Greek autodidaktos, "self-taught," from auto-, "self" + didaktos, "taught," from didaskein, "to teach."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

PLEASE READ THIS



Early Drinking Predicts Alcohol Dependence
ST. LOUIS (UPI) -- An early-age onset of drinking is a strong predictor of later alcohol dependence, Washington University School of Medicine researchers in St. Louis said. "Previous work had found that about one in three individuals who reported having started drinking at ages 17 or younger also reported having been alcohol dependent, either currently or previously," explained Richard A. Grucza of Washington University School of Medicine said in a statement. "For people who reported that they started drinking at age 21 or older, that number is one in 10. In other words, individuals who begin drinking at 17 or younger are more than three times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin at age 21 or older." The researchers analyzed two large, national surveys -- the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey conducted in 1991 and 1992 and the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions conducted in 2001 and 2002. The findings, published in the August issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and available online, found women born during 1944 to1983 began drinking earlier than their predecessors, and that this earlier drinking might explain the higher rates of alcohol dependence.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

FAREWELL, VANESSA, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN



IT IS WITH SORROW IN MY HEART AND TEARS IN MY EYES THAT I WRITE THIS BLOG TONIGHT.


VANESSA VERENSIA CASTILLO, AN EXEMPLARY STUDENT OF OUR SECOND YEAR LAST YEAR HAS SUCCUMBED TO CANCER. AFTER A BATTLE WITH THIS TERRIBLE DISEASE FOR OVER THREE YEARS, VANESSA HAS GONE TO MEET OUR CREATOR.


REST IN PEACE WITH THE ANGELS, DEAR VANESSA. YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS.


FOND MEMORIES FROM THE THIRD YEAR STUDENTS AND MYSELF.

Monday, August 25, 2008

TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. WELCOME BACK!





SCHOOL DAY, SCHOOL DAY
Dear Old Golden Rule Day,Reading and Writing and 'rithematic!Welcome back allstudents of Corozal Community College Day and Evening Division. Today is thbginning of the new school year and I am happy to report that we survived the summer with just a few things we could have done without but on a whole we had more joys than sorrows.Notice: To all YO PUEDO members: YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR FMVL CARD TO ACCESS ENTRY INTO CHETUMAL AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PERMIT OR PASSPORT TO LEAVE BELIZE,YOU ALSO HAVE TO WORK ON THAT.THE GOOD NEWS SECTION:Congratulations to Sherry on the birth of her baby. We wish you all the best in the future as you now enter this new phase in you life as a MOTHER!! Hugs and Kisses from all the Yo Puedo Gang - your Third Year Colleagues and myself.Hey people GUESS WHO IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, TOO!!!YOURS TRULY HAS BEEN ACCEPTED TO ATTEND UNID IN CHETUMAL WHERE I WILL BE FOCUSING ON TECHNOLOGY OF EDUCATION. CLASSES BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 1 FOR ME.Note: I got accreditation after sitting the English exam. Urian says I mussy mi copy!! Hahahaha! DUH! Of course I did! FROM THE BEAUTIFUL GIFT OF A BRAIN THAT GOD GAVE ME TO BE A TEACHER OF ENGLISH!!! Much Love to Urian, our VP.This is to show you that we are never too old to learn and to go back to school.


Congratulations also goes out to Tomas Zetina who will be commencing UQROO in Chetumal. Tomas got the highest grades in 2 of th 3 exams he took to enter UQROO after a three months summer course. Aim for high grades in th school year also, Tom!We love you.


Congratulations also go to Henri Castillo, Antonio Magana, Dion Triminius and Mairi Guerra who arepresently attending Sixth Form at CJC in the Day Time. Make sure you big up your CCC ACE and you YO PUEDO group. You are in our hearts. We miss you already!!



MEETINGS, MEETINGS, MEETINGS!!

THE YO PUEDO GROUP WILL BE HAVING A MEETING ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK AT 6PM AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO ATTEND AND TO BE ON TIME. IMPORTANT MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED AND A TREASURER TO ELECT. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY MEETINGS WILL BE EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH.PLEASE CALL TO NOTIFY US IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND MEETING. YOU MAY CALL OR VISIT YASMIN AS SHE IS THE OFFICIAL SECRETARY OF THE GROUP, OR CALL URIAN OR ROGER.Have a great day everybody.


Love Always,

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

SUPERMAMA - YO PUEDO

President

Thursday, August 21, 2008

WHAT NEXT???

Police: Teen burglar ordered porn
PALM BAY, Fla. (UPI) -- Police in Palm Bay, Fla., have arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly broke into a home and ordered more than $100 worth of porn movies on a TV. Officers said the boy was charged with occupied burglary and grand theft after he allegedly entered a family's home and used its TV account to order about $129 worth of pornographic films, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported. Police said the family had arrived home from shopping to find the alleged perpetrator watching their television. The teenager has previously been arrested on felony charges, police said. Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

VOCABULARY OF THE DAY



Today's Word "paladin"
paladin \PAL-uh-din\ (noun) - 1 : A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne. 2 : A champion of a cause. "I did not want to be a paladin. My mother and father wanted it for me. I did not work against my parents, but the priests saw my lack of inner motivation." -- Roby Ward, 'Heroes Of Watussin' Paladin derives from Late Latin palatinus, "an officer of the palace," from Latin palatium, "royal residence, palace," from Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Vocabulary Word of the DAY



Today's Word "aficionado"
aficionado \uh-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\ (noun) - An enthusiastic admirer; a fan. "He cautiously descended a dark, narrow stairway to a cool room with a smooth floor and every sort of treasure an art aficionado could imagine." -- Tamara Sneed, 'All the Man I Need' Aficionado derives from Spanish aficionar, "to induce a liking for," from afición, "a liking for."

Monday, August 18, 2008

A DOG, A DISEASE AND A BLACK BEAR - FOOD FOR THOUGHT

How does a dog know when to cross the street?
The seeing-eye dog, or any dog trained to guide the blind, cannot tell a red light from a green one. When it lead its master across the street, it watches the traffic flow to tell when it is safe to cross.

Which disease is the most devastating?
In all of history, the most destructive disease is malaria. More than 1.5 million people die from malaria every year.


How do you tell a black bear from a grizzly?
You can identify a grizzly bear's mark by the sign of five claws. A black bear will lacerate a tree trunk with four claws.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vocabulary Word of the DAY

Today's Word "parsimonious"
parsimonious \par-suh-MOH-nee-uhs\ (adjective) - Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess. "What was it but a rather pointless, long-drawn-out affair, in the true Russian style, about a moujik who was inordinately parsimonious, even as moujiks go." -- Henry Miller, 'Moloch: Or, This Gentile World' Parsimonious is the adjective form of parsimony, from Latin parsimonia, "thrift, parsimony," from parsus, past participle of parcere, "to spare, to be sparing, to economize."

Saturday, August 16, 2008

WHEN YOU HEAR THE TRUMPET



JUST Imagine!!!!! You are in your car driving home. Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you've ever heard fills the air. The sound is high above you. A trumpet? A choir? A choir of trumpets? You don't know, but you want to know.. So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. As you do, you see you aren't the only curious one. The roadside has become a parking lot. Car doors are open, and people are staring at the sky. Shoppers are racing out of the grocery store. The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. Players and parents are searching the clouds. And what they see, and what you see, has never before been seen.As if the sky were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. A brilliant light spills onto the earth. There are no shadows. None.


From every hue ever seen and a million more never seen. Riding on the flow is an endless fleet of angels. They pass through the curtains one myriad at a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky. North. South. East. West. Thousands of silvery wings rise and fall in unison, and over the sound of the trumpets, you can hear the cherubim and seraphim chanting, Holy, holy, holy.. The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver-bearded elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship. Suddenly, the heavens are quiet. All is quiet. The angels turn, you turn, the entire world turns and there He is. Jesus. Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. He is atop a great stallion, and the stallion is a top a billowing cloud. He opens his mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration: I am the Alpha and the Omega. The angels bow their heads.. The elders remove their crowns. And before you is a Figure so consuming that you know, instantly you know: Nothing else matters. Forget stock markets and school reports. Sales meetings and football games. Nothing is newsworthy... All that mattered, matters no more.... For Christ has come.


Please let me know the exact time you read this. It is mystical--honest. This morning when the Lord opened a window to Heaven, he saw me, and he asked: My child, what is your greatest wish for today? I responded: 'Lord please; take care of the person who is reading this message, their family and their special friends. They deserve it and I love them very much'. The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A JOKE FOR YOU

Jamaican Math Test

A Jamaican man wants a job, but the foreman won't hire him until he passes a little math test. Here is your first question, the foreman said.

'Without using numbers, represent the number 9.'

'Without numbers?' The Jamaican says, 'Dat is easy.' And proceeds to draw three trees.

'What's this?' the boss asks 'Ave you got no brain?

Tree and tree and tree make nine,' says the Jamaican.

'Fair enough,' says the boss. 'Here's your second question. Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99.'

The Jamaican stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.

'Ere you go.'

The boss scratches his head and says, 'How on earth do you get that to represent 99?'

'Each of da trees is dirty now.

So, it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree. Dat is 99.'

The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire this Jamaican, so he says, 'All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100.'

The Jamaican stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, 'Ere you go. One hundred.'

The boss looks at the attempt. 'You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!'

The Jamaican leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and says, 'A little dog come along and crap by each tree. So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, which makes one hundred. So, when I start?'

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vocabulary Word of the DAY

Today's Word "dilatory"
dilatory \DIL-uh-tor-ee\ (adjective) - 1 : Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination. 2 : Marked by procrastination or delay; intended to cause delay; -- said of actions or measures. "We are dilatory, we bears, dilatory and slow by nature, and hate to make up our minds, and dread the severing consequences of action..." -- Jean Garrigue, 'The Animal Hotel' Dilatory is from Latin dilatorius, from dilator, "a dilatory person, a loiterer," from dilatus, past participle of differre, "to delay, to put off," from dis-, "apart, in different directions" + ferre, "to carry."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Vocabulary Word of the DAY

Today's Word "somniferous"
somniferous \som-NIF-uhr-uhs\ (adjective) - Causing or inducing sleep. "The wine which had exerted its somniferous influence over Mr. Snodgrass, and Mr. Winkle, had stolen upon the senses of Mr. Pickwick." -- Charles Dickens, 'The Pickwick Papers' Somniferous comes from Latin somnifer, "sleep-bringing," from somnus, "sleep" + ferre, "to bring."

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

EL SEXO NO TIENE NADA QUE HACER CON TU INTELIGENCIA



No gender gap noted in math scores
MADISON, Wis. (UPI) -- A U.S. study found that girls have closed the gender gap in math performance. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and University of California, Berkeley, studied SAT results and math scores from 7 million students and found that girls are just as good at math as boys. "There just aren't gender differences anymore in math performance," study leader Janet Hyde, a psychology professor at UW-Madison, said in a statement. "So parents and teachers need to revise their thoughts about this." The findings are published in the journal Science. Hyde said cultural beliefs that women aren't as good as men at math can have an impact on classroom performance. "Because if your mom or your teacher thinks you can't do math, that can have a big impact on your math self concept," she said.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Monday, August 11, 2008

ATENCION ESTUDIANTES DE CCC ACE Y CJC ACE



ALL STUDENTS OF THE COROZAL COMMUNBITY COLLGE ACE AND THE COROZAL JUNIOR COLLEGE ACE ARE REMINDED THAT SCHOOL BEGINS ON AUGUST 25TH., 2008 WITH SCHOLA BREVIS AT 5:45 PM AT THE RUDOLPH WADE AUDITORIUM.


THANK YOU,

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Director

Saturday, August 9, 2008

CAREERS TO CHOOSE INCLUDE SPORTS!



Report: Women athletes becoming wealthy
NEW YORK (UPI) -- Tennis players occupied the top four slots in 2007 among the world's highest-paid women athletes. Forbes.com reported Wednesday the quartet is Maria Sharapova of Russia ($26 million), American sisters Serena and Venus Williams ($14 million and $13 million respectively) and recently retired tennis player Justine Henin of Belgium ($12.5 million). "The tour has a much more international flavor to it," said David Carter of the Sports Business Group, an industry consultant. "The chance does exist, especially as women's sports get more coverage in the Olympics," Carter added when discussing the issue of whether women's team-sport athletes ever catch up to men in earnings. Golfer Michelle Wie of Hawaii is No. 5 despite a failure to win a tournament and two disqualifications on the LPGA Tour after a much-publicized start to her career. Spots 6-10 are filled by golfers Annika Sorenstam ($11 million) and Lorena Ochoa ($10 million), IndyCar driver Danica Patrick ($7 million) and tennis' Ana Ivanovic ($6.5 million).
Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Friday, August 8, 2008

CON O SIN RELACIONES SEXUALES...



Teen sex doesn't predict HPV infection
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) -- Women sexually active as teens are just as likely as women not sexually active in youth to get human papillomavirus as adults, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital say using risk factors as a means to determine who should get the HPV vaccine is not an effective strategy. Lead author Dr. Amanda F. Dempsey says much of the confusion over whether or not to vaccinate a patient stems from conflicting recommendations -- the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices advocates for universal vaccination, but the American Cancer Society recommends vaccinating all females younger than 18, and selectively vaccinating women ages 19 to 26 based on sexual history. Dempsey and colleagues selected six high-risk behaviors that have been shown in other studies to be associated for sexually active women with a higher risk of HPV -- the number of sexual partners, history of having an older male sexual partners and/or a new sex partner with the past year, illegal drug use, history of sex while impaired by drinking and regular use of cigarettes/alcohol. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found of the risk factors evaluated during adolescence, none was found to be associated with future HPV infection
Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Thursday, August 7, 2008

SAYING NO TO FOLLOW ONE'S BELIEF AND TRADITION IS GOOD



Women's volleyball team says no to bikinis
NEW DELHI (UPI) -- Women on India's team playing in the World Beach Volleyball contest say they are refusing to dress in bikinis because the dress code goes against their beliefs. Organizers of the event agreed to loosen the dress code rules, allowing the Indian team to wear long shorts and T-shirts instead of the required bikini, The Telegraph reported Friday. "We want to give a good fight in the game and not the dress code," Kanaka Mahalakshmi, who is on the Indian team, told the newspaper. AJ Martin, head of the local Beach Volley Ball Championship in Chennai, said dress code regulations were loosened to honor the cultural and religious beliefs of players. "Everything is possible in sports to respect culture of different countries. We don't mean to offend anyone. We are here to play the sport," Zoe Chater of the French team told The Telegraph.
Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

HOME INVASION

Most unfortunately I returned home last night to fne out that somone had entered my house and stolen food and some personal defects.

I believe it was a homeless person because the food that was stolen are all things that can be eaten without using a stove. Unfortunately I have also lost some of my Poetry memorablia, jewellry and my late father's MBE medal and that hurts me deeply. Also my cellular phone that I keep to use when I travel in the USA which has prepaid credit for the USA on it. My house was left in a mess and I am hurt by the fact that someone would do this to me. I hope they understand what they have done and do not do it again. I am not a person to buy things like jewellry so when they steal from me they steal something that most likely is of sentimental value. Things that have belonged to my family which inherited. That they would do this is just low.

Anyway, this is life and life is hell.

I am still alive and untouched but their action. Life continues and I will survive.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

WHEN DOES A SON REPORT HIS MOM TO THE COPS?



The example you set for your children, reflects the type of parent you are.

(Brenda A. Ysaguirre)


Son tells cops mom makes fake money
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (UPI) -- A California woman faces criminal charges after her 10-year-old son told police she counterfeited money in her home, officials said. Jessie Reed, of Bakersfield, Calif., was taken into police custody with her husband July 4, after her son told authorities she used a computer for illegal activities, the Bakersfield Californian reported. The boy accused his mother of tampering with identification cards and producing phony cash, a search warrant says. The warrant says the boy gave authorities copies of the fake cash. Police said they found phony bills when they raided Reed's home, where they seized computer printers, scanners and disks. Court documents indicate Reed has been charged with second-degree burglary, unauthorized use of identifying information of another and possessing driver's license/identification to commit forgery. She is expected in court Friday, the newspaper said.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Monday, August 4, 2008

NOTICE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK SUMMER COURSES

ALL GRADES AND REPORTS FOR THE SUMMER COURSES WILL BE GIVEN IN SEPTEMBER.

THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THE SECRETARY WILL BE ON VACATION FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

THE OFFICE WILL BE OPENED IN THE AFTERNOONS FROM 1PM.

WE REGRET ANY INCONVIENCES CAUSED.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Director

Sunday, August 3, 2008

TODO POR UN GLOBO



Teen fined $100 for letting balloon go
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England (UPI) -- A British woman said police were being "petty and vindictive" when they fined her teenage son about $100 for letting a balloon float away. Max Twizell, 16, was ordered to fork over nearly $100 for littering after he let go of a balloon filled with helium at a charity gathering in Newcastle, England, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. "Will the council fine every charity that holds a balloon race 50 pounds ($100) per balloon? How about toddlers in prams who accidentally release their helium balloon?" the boy's mother, Lorraine Twizell said. Stephen Savage, director of regulatory services and public protection, told the newspaper authorities are required to bust those who litter. "We believe pursuing action against offenses like this sends out an uncompromising message that litter dropping in the city will not be tolerated," he said

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

ENJOY YOUR VACATIONS PED STUDENTS



Today was officially the last day of summer classes for the teachers in the Primary Education Programme. As they set off for workshops and a little bit of a holiday I wish them well.


Have time for your family and friends and see you in four weeks when we come back to the hard work of another school year.


Love always,
Ms B