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Thursday, March 13, 2014

estudiantes por sus derechos vs. Polic�a que no respeta la Constituci�

estudiantes por sus derechos vs. Polic�a que no respeta la Constituci�


estudiantes por sus derechos vs. Polic�a que no respeta la Constituci�

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:46 AM PDT

s�lo pedimos el respeto a la Constituci�n, si el presidente no puede afrontar los problemas que aquejan al pa�s, lo mejor es su renuncia, nadie quiere guerra o golpe de estado, s�lo su renuncia, como lo contempla la ley.

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represi�n en la UCV

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:45 AM PDT

la Polic�a ataca xon gases t�xicos y la ballena con estudiantes que exigen su derechos

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piquete de PNB. niega paso a estudiantes

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:43 AM PDT

Las autoridades no dejan pasar a los estudiantes, incumpliendo as�, la Constituci�

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huele a cambio

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:42 AM PDT

�quienes somos?  Venezuela, �que queremos? LIBERTAD

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abuelo se niega al comunismo

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:40 AM PDT

hasta los abuelos salen en apollo a sus nietos por un futuro mejor

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estudiantes El 12 M

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:38 AM PDT

piden Respeto, paz, libertad y m�s...se quiere cambio

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catia presente en marcha del 12 M

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:38 AM PDT

por m�s que digan que la gente de las barriadas no quiere cambio, he aqu� la prueba.

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A 1 mes de iniciada la protesta

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 09:52 AM PDT

Marcha de estudiantes, opositores al regimen, marcha no autorizada por el gobierno, pero si por la constitución, reprimidos al final de la jornada, por las fuerzas públicas con gases tóxicos y la ballena.

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Could this be part of it...

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 08:57 AM PDT

Searching the new uploaded maps from yesterdays satellite pictures, I cam across this. Is it possible wreckage? U-boat? Large Whale? Interesting how the waves are breaking around it. Marked it on Tomnod.

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12M Students and civil resistants mass protest

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 08:56 AM PDT

The protest began at the location of Ciudad Banesco, Bello Monte. There were people from all ages, from stroller's Babies to very old ones. There was a peaceful aenvironment but with the impotensy, payn because of the students that have been kill by the goverments forces and the colectivos since the February 12ve and determination on the eyes of the students, who were and are asking for their right to live on a free country.

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Seeing A World I Never Knew Existed

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 08:39 AM PDT

I am a junior studying journalism at the University of Florida. I'm currently studying abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel, for the semester because I wanted to experience life in a country that has significant meaning to me. At Tel Aviv University, I have been able to learn in and about an environment that is not only culturally enriching but geographically unique. I am continuously amazed each day about the new sites I've been exposed to. From the mountainous valleys in the Northern Galilee to the rocky deserts of the Negev, each day becomes better than the last. Studying abroad has exposed me to people and places I never knew existed until now.

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A grim reminder

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 08:36 AM PDT

FDNY Crews engage in clean up and rescue efforts after the building explosion in Harlem.

A.Edwards Photography. Copyright 2014

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Buildings Still Smoldering

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 07:36 AM PDT

As of 9:00 AM this morning, firefighters were still pouring water on the still-smoldering remains of the buildings in East Harlem. I took this photo from a Metro-North communer train on the elevated train platform at 116th Street and Park Avenue this morning, during my morning commute.  Strong-smelling smoke entered my train cabin as we passed by.

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Study Abroad Benefits

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 06:12 AM PDT

In 1990, I studied in Oxford, England in the fall semester of my junior year of college. It was a GREAT experience that I highly recommend. I was able to travel around Europe during the semester. I traveled to Spain, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, and all over England. Naturally as a history major, I loved going to see all of the historic sites in Europe. The experience enhanced my history degree!

I tell my 13 year-old son that he too should study abroad in college. The most valuable lesson I received from this experience is a new appreciation of the U.S. I tell my son that there is no better way to appreciate your home nation than to leave it. I returned home a different person with a new-found appreciation of America.

Although I enjoyed my time in Europe, I found that I really missed my homeland and all the privileges, luxuries and opportunities we enjoy here. Don't believe it? Try to live in another nation for 5 or 6 months and see if the experience changes your perception of the U.S. I bet it will....

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Why study abroad?

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 02:28 AM PDT

Why study abroad? I would like to ask Madam Michelle Obama why one should study abroad when every learning facility is available in ones' own country?

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Un mes de protestas en Venezuela y la represión continúa

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 12:26 AM PDT

En Venezuela, después de un mes de crisis, estudiantes intentaron marchar sin éxito a la Denfensoría del Pueblo. Los manifestantes fueron repelidos por la policía anti-motines utilizando gas lacrimógeno y la ballena. / In Venezuela, after one month of crisis, students unsuccessfully attempted to march to the Ombudsman Office in Caracas. The protesters were repelled by riot police with water canons and tear gas.

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Resistencia en Chacao 12 de Marzo

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:58 PM PDT

Enfrentamiento en una de las calles de chacao entre manifestantes y la GN, lanzando bombas y disparando perdigones,al final debieron retroceder por el uso constante de fuegos artificales y bombas molotov  en su contra.

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12 de Marzo en La Concordia, Ciudad San Cristobal, Estado Tachira, Venezuela

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:44 PM PDT

Piquete de la Guardia ingresando a nuestra zona Residencial

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12 de Marzo en La Concordia, Ciudad San Cristobal, Estado Tachira, Venezuela

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:43 PM PDT

Motorizados del Ejercito y la Guardia Nacional

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12 de Marzo en La Concordia, Ciudad San Cristobal, Estado Tachira, Venezuela

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:42 PM PDT

Piquete de la Guardia que pretende contener a los manifestantes

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12 de Marzo en La Concordia, Ciudad San Cristobal, Estado Tachira, Venezuela

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:39 PM PDT

Llegada de la Guardia Nacional

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Tension en Altamira

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:38 PM PDT

Algunos de los momentos capturados en los Alrededores de la plaza Francia en Altamira, donde barricadas y manifestantes se hiceron notar la tarde del 12 de marzo.

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12 de Marzo en La Concordia, Ciudad San Cristobal, Estado Tachira, Venezuela

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:36 PM PDT

Llegada de la fuerza Publica para reprimir la manifestacion

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Carrera 12 La Concordia, San Cristobal, Tachira, Venezuela 12 de Marzo

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:11 PM PDT

Actuacion de la Guardia Nacional, Policia Nacional y Policia Regional en contra de la manifestacion de la comunidad en defensa de sus derechos humanos y del articulo 350 de la Constitucion Nacional

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Otro Dia de Manifestacion, Otro dia de Represion

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 11:09 PM PDT

Luego de los sucesos en la UCV, donde la GN no les permitio la salida a los estudiantes a marchar y de la misma forma que fueron amedrentados ayer por estas calles en chacao, la GN intenta contener una manifestacion que hoy 12 de marzo ya cumple un mes...

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Spanish Harlem Explosion

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 09:36 PM PDT

March 12, 2014 - 9:35AM
There was a gas explosion at 116 St & Park Ave, a block away from my apt. Its all over the news. My building wasn't effected but the building is completely destroyed. So far they are listing 3 dead and many more injured.

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MH370

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 09:34 PM PDT

I live close by the Lido Hotel where the press conference is held. I stopped by this morning to listen to the latest development. A few things I have noted: (1) the family are extremely frustrated after six days of endless wait (2) the interpreter has repeatedly made incorrect English-Chinese translation and thus added unnecessary confusion to the situation (3) Malaysian Ambassador is not very good at handling the crisis situation. He was pinned to call the Vice Prime Minister on the spot and at one point simply put the phone conversation over the intercom for others to hear. Bad practice as he has no idea what the other side would say. (4) Currently, the Malaysian Airline, Embassy have no clue what's going on but are forced to stay inside the conference room to face 500 very angry and frustrated family members.

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La Policía impide marcha de estudiantes en Caracas con gran despliegue de fuerza

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 09:18 PM PDT

Al celebrase 1 mes que comenzaran las protestas en Venezuela, los estudiantes convocaron a una marcha hasta la sede de la Defensoría del Pueblo para pedir la renuncia de la Directora de dicha institución, por su falta de acciones en contra de los abusos de las fuerzas de seguridad del estado en contra de los detenidos, la represión violenta al derecho constitucional a la protesta y por sus controversiales declaraciones ambiguas, justificando la tortura y apoyando al Gobierno de Nicolas Maduro

Luego de cambiar varias veces la ruta por una convocatoria a marchar,hecha por el gobierno, que hacía coincidir la marcha opositora con una oficialista, la Policía Nacional Bolivariana reprimió el intento de marchar de los estudiantes que pudieron llegar solo hasta la Plaza Venezuela.

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Enfrentamiento en UCV, Caracas, Venezuela

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 08:39 PM PDT

Enfrentamiento entre estudiantes de la oposición venezolana y Policía Nacional Bolivariana, entrada de la UCV (Plaza Venezuela), miércoles 12-03-2014

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Teaching Down Under

Posted: 12 Mar 2014 07:20 PM PDT

As a recent graduate from the State University of New York College at Potsdam, I have planned my studies around the hopes that I would student teach in Australia. I have known that I wanted to student teach in Australia as soon as I saw the large map in Satterlee Hall as an incoming freshmen at orientation in 2009. I began my application the summer before it was due and gathered all of my recommendation letters as soon as possible.  The application put all of the graduate school applications that I just recently finished, to shame. When I was granted an interview, I almost walked out crying. Yes, I understood that I was going to be half way around the world. Yes, I understood that I would go a long time without speaking to my parents. Yes, I understood that the financial obligation would be demanding. However, putting those worries aside, I was accepted and took the plunge and went Down Under to meet some of the most fantastic people of my lifetime and to experience things that you could only dream of. There is simply no experience like this one.

After what seemed like many hours of paperwork for my visa application and reading countless "Welcome" emails from the cheeky Australian Coordinator Colin Balfour, I was on a fourteen hour flight to Brisbane, Australia with twenty other NY student teachers. We all quickly got to know one another and we got to know Colin and his quirky ways. We all wanted to become familiarized with the Aussie ways and we did what Colin said and when he said it. So when he said "cover your mouth when you yawn." He really meant, "Don't yawn at all." We all got really good at yawning with our mouths closed. Later to find out that our Australian host teachers thought that it was a weird American thing to yawn with our mouths closed.

We were all warmly welcomed into every school that we visited on the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is the coastal area northeast of Brisbane in Australia's Queensland state. The program is so highly regarded in the area and we all knew that we had to rise above the call of duty. We all volunteered for anything and everything in our schools. Some even participated in a trivia night at one of the participating schools and got decked out in red, white and blue. I was able to participate in an adventurous excursion trip with my 8th grade students. We did activities from archery to a giant swing. My students helped me get into a harness and they dragged a heavy rope to launch me up about fifty feet high! They counted down and I swung all of the way down screaming. My students later told me "Ms. Basile, you have a cute scream!"  I am still in contact with my two host teachers in Australia who were wonderful mentors and showed me so much. They truly helped me morph into the teacher that I am today.

At the start of the program, we were offered to travel for two weeks in the tropics and down through the infamous Australian Outback. It was honestly two of the best weeks of my life. We saw so much and did activities that I never thought that I would have the confidence to do. We white water rafted down the famous Tully River, near Cairns and we snorkeled and scuba dove in the Great Barrier Reef among many other experiences. I even learnt how to throw a boomerang from a local indigenous woman. I caught it and she said, "you're a wild woman, you can come hunting with me." After traveling those two weeks, about ten of us from the program traveled on our own after the teaching program was over. We all truly caught the travel bug! I took a month to travel independently with a friend from the program. We flew down to Melbourne, Australia and rented a camper van to travel back up the Pacific Highway, which led us back north to Brisbane. We drove the Great Ocean Road and saw the Twelve Apostles, which are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We stopped in little beach towns and truly mingled with the locals.

 

Student teaching and traveling in Australia offered an invaluable exposure to not only life but also teaching in other parts of the world. It reframed the way I viewed teaching, and made me realize that teaching was indeed what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

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