lunes, 8 de febrero de 2010

Help Haiti Now

Haiti needs your help .. Really here all that has happened puerto principe. A powerful earthquake rocked Tuesday southwestern Haiti and Dominican Republic, causing widespread devastation in Port-au-Prince and nearby provinces. Early reports indicate that a hospital collapsed and people crying for help, according to authorities and witnesses said.
If you send video of the earthquake here Authorities launched the alert for a possible tsunami in the region as a result of the earthquake, but the warning was discontinued 45 minutes later.
The powerful earthquake was a "major disaster", said Ambassador of Haiti, Raymond Joseph, the U.S., while the UN launched an appeal for immediate aid to the impoverished Caribbean country U.S. diplomats on the spot "saw many bodies in the streets and sidewalks, which were torn to pieces," said Philip Crowley, State Department spokesman: "Obviously there are many deaths." Preliminary data The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 degrees. It happened in the afternoon at 18:53 local time and was centered about 22 kilometers (14 miles) west of Port au Prince, said the U.S. Geological Service (USGS).
Donate to UNICEF is deploying clean water and sanitation supplies, therapeutic foods, medical supplies and temporary shelter to Jacmel and Port-au-Prince. UNICEF will also be focusing on children who have become separated from their families to protect them from harm or exploitation.
Donate to CARE plans to start food distributions using stocks of high-protein biscuits from CARE warehouses in Haiti. CARE has 133 staff who are on the ground coordinating with U.N. agencies and other aid organizations to gather more detailed information about the damage and will rapidly scale up response based on those assessments.
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My modern hero is Barack Obama, Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.
Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.
Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he ran for United States Senate in 2004. Several events brought him to national attention during the campaign, including his victory in the March 2004 Democratic primary election for the United States Senator from Illinois and his prime-time televised keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. He won election to the U.S. Senate in November 2004.
Obama's presidential campaign began in February 2007, and after a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party's nomination. In the 2008 general election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Obama is also the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.


My movie hero is TOM HANKS, Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer and director. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving success as a dramatic actor in several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Commander James A. Lovell in Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, Sheriff Woody in Disney·Pixar's Toy Story, and Chuck Noland in Cast Away. Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump. U.S. domestic box office totals for his films exceed $3.5 billion.He is the father of actor Colin Hanks.


Soraya was born in March 11th, 1969 in New Jersey to Colombian parents, she used her fluent command of Spanish and English to write and perform in both languages. She was a brilliant musician, composer, lyricist, producer and arranger. Soraya’s first album, titled En Esta Noche/On Nights Like This, debuted in 1996. It was released in both Spanish and English and as a result, her music was promoted worldwide. This first offering quickly sold more than one million copies, and Soraya instantly became a major star throughout Latin America, Germany, Spain, Australia and Puerto Rico. She was well-known to Latin music fans in the United States as well.
At the age of 31, and at the height of her career, she was tragically diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. Soraya spent the rest of her life using her music, her voice and her formidable talent to raise awareness and educate women in underserved communities about the disease.
Soraya was a breast cancer advocate for support and education, especially of Hispanic women. Soraya became the first Latin spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, touring The Americas to raise awareness. During September and October, she took a break from her music career to focus on breast awareness.
In order to encourage other women like herself, Soraya wrote and recorded "No One Else/Por Ser Quien Soy", a song that reflects her experience in fighting breast cancer. Both tracks can be downloaded on her official website. All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation.
"I know there are many questions without answers, and that hope doesn't leave with me, and above all, that my mission does not end with my physical story" were Soraya's last words to her fans and the media before her passing.


Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios y Blanco, commonly known as Simón Bolívar (July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830) was a Venezuelan political leader. Together with José de San Martín, he played a key role in Latin America's successful struggle for independence from Spain.
Following the triumph over the Spanish Monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of the first Republic of Colombia (today referred to by historians as "Gran Colombia" to avoid confusion with the current nation of the same name), a state formed from several former Spanish colonies. He was President of Gran Colombia from 1819 to 1830. Bolívar is credited with contributing decisively to the independence of the present-day countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia and is revered as a national hero in them.
Simón Bolívar was born in Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela (now the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela). The Bolívar aristocratic bloodline derives from a small village in the Basque Country (Spain, Europe), called La Puebla de Bolívar, which is the origin of the surname.[1] His father descended remotely from King Fernando III of Castile and Count Amedeo IV of Savoy, and came from the male line of the de Ardanza family. The Bolívars settled in Venezuela in the sixteenth century.

martes, 19 de enero de 2010

Welcome to my blog!!

Hello, world! Welcome to my blog... In this blog, you will read about me and my English class. I will post my homework and interesting things about learning a second language.

So, let's get started.... A little bit about me...

Hi, there! My name’s Eylin Cubillan. I’m from Maracaibo, originally. I live in Maracaibo. I’m 24 years old and I study mass commuincation at URBE . My favorite subjects are advertising, and event organizing.

I love music, surfing the net , studying, hanging out with my friends, staying with my family. I hate smoking, getting up early on the weekend,and fish soup...

My dream is to travel to many cities around the world, and live in Venezuela with my family. First I want to graduate from mass commuinncation School and be a good advertising. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house, get married and start a beautiful family.

About English, I love to learn new languages. English is very important. I can write well, but I need to practice more. The most difficult for me is speaking. I need to practice. I can write very well.

Well, this is a little about me. I love making friends. Would you like to my friend? If you want to be my friend... please, leave a comment....


EYlin Cubillan