In the year 2053, I will be 100 years old.
My wisdom to pass on to young people is for children to listen to their parents - always. Young people have this thing now where many hate their parents, don't want to listen to their wisdom and follow the wrong crowds - those parents gave warnings about. This has to stop at some point. Parents are to be cherished - no matter what your relationship; if bad, it should be healed -- at least before one of you closes their eyes for the last… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 10:31am —
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The city of Richmond is home to over 30 works of public art. With a tradition begun in the 1940s, the City has steadily acquired a unique collection of artwork, ranging from paintings and sculpture to landmark murals and artist-designed community gardens. In 1997, the Richmond City Council, recognizing the cultural, aesthetic, and economic benefits that the arts bring to a community, adopted a "Percent for Art" resolution, which sets aside 1.5% of eligible… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 10:16am —
Becoming a mother is one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can endure and the process of childbirth, especially with so many processes over the years, are also exciting and educational.
Moreso in the United States, for example, women will either have a baby vaginally or through a C-section, heal for 1-4 days in a hospital, go home, take it easy, eat a healthy diet and that's it (also they are to take it easy for however long recommended). In other countries, that process is… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 9:38am —
Treasure Island, located in San Francisco, California. The 400-acre (1.5-square-km) man-made island was built in the middle of San Francisco Bay for the 1939 Golden Gate International Expositione.
Under a new proposal, Treasure Island -- along with its neighbor Yerba Buena Island -- will become one of the most environmentally friendly developments in the United States when ground is broken in 2009.
Treasure Island project will be a test bed for eco-friendly urban ideas.… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 9:04am —
The approach I'm taking here is to highlight some of the points of the plans for the City of Richmond, California that has developed an Emergency Preparedness Plan, online so that the city and other areas may review and compare for their own cities.
Overall plan includes: Business Emergency Planning Guidelines; Emergency Preparedness Planning Websites; and, Employee Development Training
Business Emergency Planning Guidelines:
Preparedness helps avoid or minimize loss… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 8:16am —
The types of emergency crisis that can be experienced in the local towns for which I reside in are: social unrests/riots (between races, or disagreements regarding police brutality -- such as the shooting of Oscar Grant); blackouts/brownouts, earthquakes or pipeline explosions (such as the explosion of pipelines in 2010 occurring in San Bruno, California); other exlplosions and so on.
The types of information to be tracked and the sources to be used are: number of emergency personnel… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 7:22am —
Women and children are being given better opportunities to become educated, to learn how to take care of themselves and to teach others how to become better humans.
The more they learn, the better they can become empowered and the more empowered, the better this world will be. Women must take their rightful places in society -- that alongside men, not in the back of them. In some cases, women step ahead of them.
The future of women is bright. Support from generous givers… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 2:39am —
Women and children around the world are suffering, beyond what we can imagine or think. Many of them do not have access to hygiene items, tools for education, or even those necessary things to live.
The girls who have been educated are likely to marry later and to have smaller and healthier families. Educated women can recognize the importance of health care and know how to seek it for themselves and their children. Education helps girls and women to know their rights and to gain… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 2:20am —
“It is crucial that the terrible acts of sexual violence they both stand accused of are exposed in the legal process currently under way,” stated Ms. Wallström.
“Only by explicitly bringing these horrible deeds into the open can we help to break history's greatest silence.”
Two men were apprehended last week after evading authorities for over 16 years or so. One person, Ratko Mladiae, war-time leader of the Bosnian serb forces, was captured in charges of sexual abuse; 15… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 2:07am —
The imaginery type of emergency is an earthquake, centered on the Hayward fault line, at a magnitude of 5.0.
Individuals that should be called to action to assist are as follows:
A****s Damage Control: These should be people who know how to analyze things, know how to figure out what can be done in a certain amount of time. They can be male and female.
Recovery of the injured/deceased: People who do not have weak stomachs and can focus on recovering bodies, no… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 31, 2011 at 11:00pm —
Today marks the opening day of one of the first of its kind in banking.
The new local exchange bank is called, The Good Bank, and is located at 123 Goodbank Road, Goodbank, California.
Anyone living in the community may open up an "exchange" account where they may receive credits (based on what they have contributed) to make their purchases. Anyone who contributes a number of credits to the local currency bank can exchange those credits for goods… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 31, 2011 at 8:23pm —
I believe the idea of alternative currency is a good one as there are numerous means by which purchases and exchange of currency can benefit people, places and things. Although we as humans are accustomed and have grown up to know about one type of currency – that produced by the government and confirmed as specific types of dollars, we learn that there are “alternative” ways to make currency exchanges.
Many of us exchange goods and services through alternative currency types and may… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 31, 2011 at 5:59pm —
There are numerous, creative ways in which transactions can be made without the use of money as the median.
According to the many resources, Facebook, Twitter and other social medians are being used just for that. Not one is more creative than the other since they all work for the same purpose.
For the most part, it previously was confined to the online auction company, eBay. Since 1998, PayPal had enabled people to transfer money to each other instantly. For Twitter, for… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 31, 2011 at 5:56pm —
Water is the common name applied to the liquid form (state) of the hydrogen and oxygen compound H2O. Pure water is an odorless, tasteless and clear.
It is one of nature's most important gifts to mankind and is extremely essential to life. Man cannot live or the body cannot function without it. It is one of the most essential elements to good health; necessary for proper digestion; and helps to rid the body of its waste.
Health experts have emphasized that we should drink… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 31, 2011 at 8:17am —
I'm partnering with Changemakers, who participates in a variety of humanitarian efforts across the country.
One project for change involved a group that carried out a project through community members from a settlement in Lilongwe. They'd gone to a small village (Embangweni) and discovered ecological sanitation units. These folks were impressed withwhat they saw and noted that their major challenge was that of space as their plots were becoming smaller and smaller with all the filled… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 31, 2011 at 1:30am —
People react in a variety of ways, depending on the type of the event, the extent of the catastrophe and if it is something that is ongoing, or what have you.
This particular article was important to me because it outlined the five ways people react and the reasons why they do react in the manner that they do.
It firsts go into how people react and how they overeact. It is the period of adjustment that happens in this phase. They know what the situation is, they pause,… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 30, 2011 at 10:30pm —
The organization, "World.org," has a vision where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation; a world where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease, which is the key problem in countries such as Haiti, Ghana and Ethiopia.
Children and adults do not have access to adequate sanitation -- there is one toilet for every five. It is said that half of the people in Haiti lack access to clean water and only one in five have access to a sanitary… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 30, 2011 at 9:09pm —
Celebration for sustaining energy for the year 2020 can occur in ways such as switching from eectrical power, many organizations, businesses, residences to solar power.
Of course, we do not step into it straight from energy to solar; there is a process.
One of the items being promoted now is the Smart Meter process that shows customers how to cut down on their own energy. If more customers become "smart," the plan of Pacific Gas and Electric is for more customers to learn… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 30, 2011 at 9:25am —
The challenge for this assignment is to take something we have and learn a way to "power" this item in a totally new and different way.l
For the items I have available -- I immediately think of my cell phone. I tyically charge the phone by electricity in my home and, unfortunately leave the charger in the outlet -- even when not in use. When I use the cell phone, I open up many applications, which eventually drains the battery power of the phone much quicker than it would if I did… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 30, 2011 at 8:13am —
Meet a young budding entrepreneur from humble beginnings in India who is set to change the world through a process of using rice husks. The company name is "Husk Power Systems; their CEO is Gyanesh Pandey.
Pandey was originally born in India, one of the nation's poorest states, populated with approximately 80 million people; 85 percent of them do not have access to real electricity. Without electricity, individuals suffer from poor hygiene, there is more darkness which brings on more… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 30, 2011 at 7:57am —