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The importance of the woman in the society

The role of the women nowadays is very important becuase somehow all the society needs to now how is the role of the women through the different cultures in the world and as Leanne Evale has mentioned that: “Throughout the last 100-300 years the changes that women have seen and been affected by have been phenomenal.  Women have gained a lot of ground in politics, the work force, and  even more power within their own households.  There was a time in history when women were unable to voice their opinion in politics being unable to cast a vote or run for office, and now in modern time there are more than one woman running in the presidential campaign.  Now women and men can both be the bread winners, the stereotypical role place on women is slowly dissolving and both spouse parents are sharing the responsibilities that come with the house and family.”

Ever since we can imagine the women somehow has been under the control of the men due to different circunstances. Firtly, at the Arabic countries the women is under control of their superior such as: father, brother, husband. This happen due the religion, the islam. Moreover, this phenomenom is happening due to the culture which they have, in which the women must do all the housechores, taking care of the children, be the housekeeper. Besides, in this countries in has been for the entire arabic history

However, in the industrialized countries, the women over the years has improve the role in the society since the XXth century, when they start voting in the elections,they start working, started studying a degree. Over since, they started to have more and more importance ever since. However, somehow, in todays’ society there are still some differences between men and women such as: in the salary when both are working. But somehow  this is strating to change in some work post such as: medicine, high posts in the enterprises, etc.

In conclusions as Catherine Rampell has claimed “In recessions, the percentage of families supported by women tends to rise slightly, and it is expected to do so when this year’s numbers are tallied. As of November, women held 49.1 percent of the nation’s jobs, according to nonfarm payroll data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By another measure, including farm workers and the self-employed, women constituted 47.1 percent of the work force.”

References:

EVALE, LEANNE (2009, november 12). Women In Today’s Society in Hubpage. Retrieved, February 4th, 2014, from http://leanneevalee.hubpages.com/hub/Women-In-Todays-Society.

RAMPELL, CATHERINE (2009,February 5). As Layoffs Surge, women may pass men in job force in nytimes. Retrieved, February 4th from  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/business/06women.html?_r=0

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education

“UNESCO: more than 775 million are illiterate people in the world

Nowadays, the education is a fundamnental tool to becaome want  The UNESCO has mentioned that “the education is a fundamental human right which promotes all other rights. Education promotes freedom and personal autonomy and generates significant benefits for development. However, millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, in many cases because of poverty.”

All those people who has the opportunity to have an education is because they live in a industrialized country, they live in a family which have money and they have the opportunity to give their children an education. Being a person with an education is to have a very important gadget in anyone’s life because thanks to the education received can become an independent person, make your own decisions, having a paid job, be respected by others, have their own ideas. Is not that easy to achieve the goals that everyone can have when by having an education , but this training will open doors more easily, also it will allow to have an own judgment about what is going on around, and is could be easier to be critical  of what surrounds you

Furthermore, if anyone is presented with the opportunity to receive an education should not miss this opportunity because only you can make you a once in a lifetime, so it is better to have a bad education instead of having no education.

La juventud Opina Mentioned that “ We live in a world in which we must work every day to achieve a better society looks the same as expressed in a healthy coexistence, mutual respect and in which the practice of values ​​is not a fluke. To this end I agree with those who consider it essential to training of the person based on their human development, based on the principle that man is a being able to be better, to being yours and others.”

In this regard we mention that “Fernando Savater born human but we’re not actually until after , because this is not enough to be born human but mostly we have to become one , the purpose for which learning is presented as the average by which men can come to improve ourselves to each other , since there are things we can learn and deserve to be through education, filing precisely this aspect of their vital importance .”

It is thus also Velásquez Córdoba citing Guédez points out that “it is necessary to see education as a motivation to be more , rather than a motivation to have more , also implying the fact ” be ” a commitment to help also others to ” be more” . And it is also human being is the desire to share what we know and thus make us socially valid , then our existence as human beings is done and makes sense from the relationship with our neighbors , being that the reason that education should not only be seen as a training knowledge, but as a preparation for life in relationship with others .”

In this regard, it is worth mentioning the four basic learning of education presents the author Jacques Delors Report : “learning to know , acquiring mechanisms to help us understand things, learn to do, to thereby to contribute to improve our own environment , learning to live together, to thereby be able to participate and cooperate with our fellow men , and finally learning to be, in order to develop as people and human beings together with others, being this learning at the same time closely related to the previous three.”

“Actually the objectives of education can be very different depending on the approach to be granted , but we agree on the fundamental idea of training men for life in society and within that concept also are authors as well of these bodies , Lorenzo Luzuriaga and John Dewey who propose ideas in this regard.”

“Finally , we can not fail to recognize the role of teachers in education , because although their role is changing in response to the new demands of the knowledge society , there is a feature that will remain in force despite everything , I mean his inspiring role , one that maybe you dear reader, have been lucky enough to experience , as well as writer; experiences in which our Master hath given us lessons for life, which will be useful for ever, use them in things to come or to share, what constitutes an inspiration to try to be better , to be prepared to be developing our strengths and go correcting our mistakes , so that we can help ourselves and others, because as Gruarin says Juan Franco , neurosurgeon by profession, in tribute to Ruben Francisco Perino : “A master can have many students a student , not always … many Masters .””

There are some phrases of some very well-known people:

  1. Si quiere trabajadores creativos, dales tiempo suficiente para jugar“. John Cleese
  2. Un niño puede enseñar tres cosas a un adulto: a ponerse contento sin motivo, a estar siempre ocupado con algo y a saber exigir con todas sus fuerzas aquello que desea“. Paulo Coelho
  3. La enseñanza que deja huella no es la que se hace de cabeza a cabeza, sino de corazón a corazón“. Howard G. Hendricks
  4. Un maestro es una brújula que activa los imanes de la curiosidad, el conocimiento y la sabiduría en los alumnos“. Ever Garrisson
  5. En cuestiones de cultura y de saber, sólo se pierde lo que se guarda; sólo se gana lo que se da“. Antonio Machado
  6. Dime y lo olvido, enséñame y lo recuerdo, involúcrame y lo aprendo“. Benjamin Franklin
  7. La educación ayuda a la persona a aprender a ser lo que es capaz de ser“. Hesíodo
  8. El mejor medio para hacer buenos a los niños es hacerlos felices“. Oscar Wilde
  9. Lo que se les dé a los niños, los niños darán a la sociedad“. Karl A. Menninger
  10. Para viajar lejos no hay mejor nave que un libro“. Emily Dickinson.

Unesco ( s.f ) the education in the UNESCO. Retrived January 16th, 2014 from :http://www.unesco.org/new/es/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/right-to-education/

The voices youth (S.f) La importancia de la educacion in La juventud opina. retrieved January 26th, 2014 from : http://www.voicesofyouth.org/es/posts/la-importancia-de-la-educacion.

Tiching (April 10,2013) Las 10 mejores frases sobre la educacion in Tiching. Retrieved January 16th, 2014 from: http://blog.tiching.com/las-10-mejores-frases-sobre-educacion/#.UtezgigZZ4I

 

 

economy: financial crisis

What is a financial Crisis?

Investiopia has defined the financial crisis as: “A situation in which the value of financial institutions or assets drops rapidly. A financial crisis is often associated with a panic or a run on the banks, in which investors sell off assets or withdraw money from savings accounts with the expectation that the value of those assets will drop if they remain at a financial institution. Financial crises involve the cracking or breaking the  established order by the capitalist market.”

Futhermore the ABC definition has mention How a country can finish in a financial crisis:”These phenomenon may arise when different financial systems act in a way that make bonuses, stocks and the financial elements of the companies or banking institutions lose their value and entering in crisis. The most difficult elements of the financial crisis are not the causes the consequences are usually very difficult to control and contain. Definitely the consequences are the most difficult to control.”

“Moreover, Financial crises are always very hard for society as consequences arise such as: unemployment, inflation, the rise in interest and values ​​of mortgage loans, the general recession, misery and poverty. These consequences can be seen in the short and long term such as: A personal financial crisis.Some of the most serious crises of capitalism, as was the 1929 crisis, generate many complications not only economically but also at the level of social reorganization.”

Some of you would be wandering: What is a Personal Financial Crisis?

As Amisi mentioned having a personal Financial crisis is: “having a lot of credit debts, medical debts, etc… Having the inability to return the money you have being lent by others”

TYPES OF FINANCIAL CRISIS.

According to the International Monetary Fund (1998) “we can distinguish three types of financial crises:

Currency crises: The experienced by a country when it devalued or depreciated exchange value of its currency as a result of a “speculative attack”. Similarly crises is considered changed when a government to defend the exchange rate is forced to make a use of large amounts of international reserves or significantly raise interest rates.

Banking crisis: Occurs when massive withdrawals of bank deposits occur weakened the confidence of the people, leading, in some cases, funding from the state in order to avoid further consequences. Its generalization becomes a banking crisis.

Debt crisis: It is associated with the inability to service debt owed abroad, this being public or private.”

To conclude I would like to finish this post by giving you some Tips which I have searched them in the internet of how everyone should cope with a Financial crisis and a Personal crisis:

As  has mentioned “There are 5 different ways of dealing with a financial crisis, which are:

1- “Stay under control”
“Now is no time to panic.  Certainly, these are serious conditions, but freaking out and running around like a chicken without its head will do absolutely no good.  When faced with adversity, you must remain in complete control.  This is why it is crucial to remain calm.  Only under such circumstances can you make sound decisions and rationalize what is happening with logic.  Keep in mind that this crisis is affecting all of us.  We are all in the same boat, so there is no need to let things get out of hands.  We do not have much control over what happens in these financial markets, but we do have full control over ourselves, so this is what we should focus on controlling.  Great leadership is conveyed through calm and peace during difficult times, and what we need right now from everyone around us is good leadership.”

2- “Keep informed”
“It is extremely important to remain in the loop to know what is actually happening in these troubled markets.  If there was ever one topic that people definitely need to pay attention to, it is this one.  The more knowledgeable you are about this, the better decisions you can make.  I highly recommend that you get your news and information from various sources, as well as discussing it with your friends.  We need to share perspectives and opinions so that we can carve out the best possible plan for ourselves.”

3- “Reassess your financial situation”

“With the information that you have gathered, you need to start asking yourself some important questions.  Is my job or business affected by this?, What about your investments?  Do you have a lot invested in companies that are on the brink of a financial collapse?  This is why you need to stay informed, so that you can perhaps rearrange your investments into a more appropriate solution.”

4- “Have a back up plan”
“I am the type of person that always has a plan B, C, or D.  This has helped me achieve a great amount of success in my life.  The worst thing that can happen is to be slapped with a surprise event that forces us to change our path, but not knowing which path to now take.  This is why you absolutely need a back up plan.  What will you do if you lose your job?  You need an answer to this in case it happens.  What happens if your mortgage payments inflate significantly?  How do you react if the value of your investment portfolio is dwindling down at an alarming rate?  Having such a plan in place will not only save yourself many sleepless nights, but it can help save you some valuable time, energy, and probably money, simply by having had a rapid, yet smart answer to help you guide you into a new direction.”

5- “Change your spending habits”
“When there comes a time of recession or depression, you need to become extremely careful with money.  Spending on unnecessary items & keeping expensive habits will only put you in the hole deeper if you end up losing your job or your interest rates go up.  You have to be smart about how to go about this.  Being preemptive in case things get worse can make a huge difference in your life.  Instead of taking an extravagant vacation, perhaps a more economical one is the best way to go at this time.  Maybe go a little easier with the Christmas gifts this year.  Even if the oil prices are currently dropping, perhaps you can keep your driving habits that you changed to save you money when the prices were through the roof.  Anything that can help keep more money in your pocket is a good thing during these challenging times.  Now is not the time to rack up more debts, so living within your means is key to getting yourself through this crisis.While it is a serious situation, it is not necessary to let this crisis take over your entire life.  Keep a positive attitude about this, continue to enjoy your life, and make plans for your future.  We will certainly get through this.  We will ride this wave and there will be much easier days ahead.  Just be ready.  Prepare yourself just in case.  It’s like wearing a seatbelt in your car.  You do not want nor expect to be in an accident, but just in case you are, at least you are protected.  Have this same attitude with your finances.”

As Don Bradley has said “A very patient friend of mine is going through a crisis of disruption of life as are many people these days, as the world’s economies continue to slide into the abyss. This is something I know a little about, because this has happened to me at least a dozen times, as I’ve watched everything I knew, built, planned for, and hoped for, dissolve right under my feet, regardless of any effort made to change its outcome. You can discern this occurrence in your life by the following factors.””

“Don Bradley has given us some tips to deal with a Personal Financial Crisis
1. “Nothing you do seems to make a difference. In fact, just the opposite occurs.”

2. “People you trust and have made endless sacrifices for, reveal to you how little you really mean to them. Instead, they take advantage of your situation, knowing you are at the end of your rope.”

3. “200% efforts to make changes in any direction are met by a thousand and one obstacles, all of them seemingly working in concert to make matters worse.”

4. “Opportunities appear and then vanish very quickly, before you can realize  them.”

5. “Friends and friendships become visible for what they really are, or have been, all along.”

6. “Everything and every goal you’ve striven for is erased from your life, one after another, with perfect regularity.”

7. “You find yourself alone, watching others move forward as your life comes to a halt on every level: financial, work, home, everything.”

8. “Wishing does no good.”

9. “Acting does no good.”

10. “You can point to a day on the calendar–very near at hand–when you will be destitute, ruined, and will have nothing, except that which you truly own free and clear and without any encumbrances. Even those things are in danger of loss, if they have no place to reside.””

References:

Invetopedia(S.F.) Financial crisis in Investopedia. Retrieved January 16th, 2014 from:http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/financial-crisis.asp

By Definicion abc (S.F.) Definicion de crisis financiera in deficionabc. Retrieved January 16th, 2014 from : http://www.definicionabc.com/economia/crisis-financiera.php

By amisi (March 9, 2012) what is having a personal financial crisis in City data. Retrieved february 4th, 2014 from :http://www.city-data.com/forum/personal-finance/1680241-personal-financial-crisis.html

Que aprendemos hoy (S.f.) Crisis Financiera (I): concepto y tipos in Que aprendemos hoy. Retrieved January 16th, 2014 from: http://queaprendemoshoy.com/crisis-financiera-y-tipos-de-crisis/)

(November 2008) 5 important tips for coping with the financial crisis in I need motivation. Retrieved February 4th, 2014 from:http://www.ineedmotivation.com/blog/2008/11/5-important-tips-for-coping-with-the-financial-crisis/

Don Bradley (March 25, 2010) Coping with a personal financial crisis in Henry Makow.Retrieved February 4th, 2014 from:http://www.henrymakow.com/coping_with_crisis.html

 

Climate change

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment has claimed that : “the study of climate is a complex field of research and rapidly evolving, due to the many factors involved. The Earth’s climate has never been static. As a result of alterations in energy balance, is subject to variations on all time scales from decades to thousands and millions of years.  Furthermore this department has defined the climate change as: Climate change calls global climate change on Earth. Is due to natural causes and the action of man and occur at very different time scales and for all climatic parameters: temperature, precipitation, cloudiness, etc.. The term “greenhouse effect” refers to is the retention of the sun’s heat in the Earth’s atmosphere by a layer of gases in the atmosphere. Without them life as we know it would not be possible, since the planet would be too cold. These gases include carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane, which are released by industry, agriculture and fossil fuel combustion. The industrialized world has ensured that the concentration of these gases has increased 30% since the last century, when, without human action, nature took care to balance emissions. “

As a Result, in 2001 the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted “the evidence provided by observations of the physical and biological systems that showed regional changes in climate, particularly increases in temperatures were affecting different systems and in different parts of the globe. Noted, ultimately, you are accumulating much evidence of the existence of climate change and the impacts that flow from it. An average, the temperature has increased about 0.6 ° C in the twentieth century. The sea level has risen 10 to 12 centimeters and researchers believe that this is due to the expansion of oceans becoming warmer.”

ECODES has mentioned that ” The Scientific studies show that the planet will face irreversible human and natural disaster if atmospheric concentrations of CO2 continues above 350 parts per million.

“The 4th Report of the IPCC, Intergovernmental Group of scientific experts on Climate Change published in 2007, states that to ensure climate stability long term is necessary to limit the increase in global temperature below 2 ° C above pre-industrial levels implying back to CO2 concentrations of 350 ppm and ultimately to preindustrial concentrations.”

“Howerver, for this it is necessary that industrialized countries reduce their 2020 emissions of greenhouse gases by 40% below 1990 levels and at least 85% by 2050. And that developing countries adopt clean technologies to developing a detached increased emissions.”

In conlusion, if we do not contribute in reducing the emissions of CO2 and Greenhouse gasses then we will be living in a world with lack of water, energy, etc….. Besides, “Scientific American have published a Report entitled 10 Solutions for Climate Change. Ten possibilities for staving off catastrophic climate change in which is intended to “show the way to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming today. “

1 -. “Giving up fossil fuels to reduce emissions ..”
2 -. “Update infrastructure to avoid wasting energy ..”
3 -. “Zoom workers work to reduce travel.”
4 -. “Consume less and buy” green “products.”
5 -. “Being more efficient use of energy.”
6 -. “Feeding ourselves better and be … So vegetarians will be issued less CO2 and methane?.”
7 -. “Stopping deforestation.”
8 -. “Not leave appliances on stand-by.”
9 -. ‘One child per couple, to stop population growth. “
10 -. “Using biofuels.”

References:

the Spanish goverment (S. F.) what is the climate changes and how does it affect on us in the department of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Retrieved January 16th,2014 from:http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/cambio-climatico/temas/que-es-el-cambio-climatico-y-como-nos-afecta/

BBC logo news (s.f.) Guide to climate change in the BBC news. Retrieved January 16th, 2014 from:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/sci_nat/04/climate_change/html/greenhouse.stm

ECODES(s.f.) cambio climatico in ECODES Tiempo de actuar. Retrieved January 16th,2014 from: http://www.ecodes.org/cambio-climatico/

Alpoma (January 1,2008) Diez soluciones para el cambio climatico in tecnologia obsoleta. Retrieved January 16th, 2014 from: http://www.alpoma.net/tecob/?p=810