domingo, 30 de agosto de 2015

Palmyra: Historic temple destroyed

Palmyra was an old city in the Syrian desert. Palmyra was also the capital of Palmyra’s Empire. It was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1980 by Unesco.

On 18th August in 2015, Palmyra's retired antiquities chief al-Asaad was beheaded by ISIL after being tortured for a month to get information about the city and its treasures, but al-Asaad refused to give any information to his captors. The jihadists destroyed the temple of Baal on 23 August 2015 according to Abdulkarim and activists, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the destruction took place one month earlier.

In my opinion the jihadist are very dangerous people, because they kill a lot of people and also destroy historic monuments. I think that nobody is sure about the jihadists attack, although most of the attacks are in Syria, Palestine, etc…

Happy birthday, Magic Johnson!!!!

Earvin Johnson (Magic Johnson) was born on 14th August, 1959.  He was a basketball player and also a basketball coach.

Magic Johnson studied at the university of Michigan, but in 1979 he left the university to play with Los Angeles Lakers. He won with Los Angeles Lakers five titles of the NBA.  He helped the Lakers to become one of the most famous teams in the NBA. He was three times the Most Valuable Player of the NBA.

In 1993 he left the Lakers, because he was diagnosed with AIDS.  One year later he won the golden medal with the USA basketball team in the Olympic Games of Barcelona.

His last season was the 1993-1994 where he showed again his talent.

lunes, 10 de agosto de 2015

What will the weather be like, Mr Marmot?

Groundhog Day is a legend that has been kept for centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Groundhog Day is celebrated on 2nd February every year in the United States and Canada, it is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter. If the day is cloudy the Groundhog takes it as a sign of spring, but if the day is sunny he takes it as a sign of six weeks more of bad weather.

The most famous groundhog is Phil, he lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania where he goes out of his hole every year on 2nd February. This year he has predicted six weeks more of bad weather in Pennsylvania.

I think that Phil is enough receivable because he has succeeded more than 70%.


Cyclogenesis, is the process of extratropical cyclone development and intensification. Cyclogenesis is initiated by a disturbance occurring along a stationary or very slow-moving front between cold and warm air. This disturbance distorts the front into the wave like configuration.

Recently, last January there was a cyclogenesis near the North Sea that affected the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. This cyclogenesis caused winds of 100 kilometers per hour and also caused a fall of temperatures in the majority of the Iberian Peninsula.

I think the floods that produced the cyclogenesis are very dangerous because they can break houses, buildings, palm trees and even they can catch people who walk near the coast.

sábado, 8 de agosto de 2015

The Freedom Tower

Freedom Tower (which is now called One World Trade Center) refers to the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Freedom Tower is the highest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and the fourth-tallest in the world.

I had never heard anyone speaking about the Freedom Tower, it’s the first time that I hear it.

I remember what happened to the Twin Peaks, I know that Twin Peaks were knocked down by two planes in 2001. The planes were forced by commands of the terrorist group called Al Qaeda and they were flown successively one after the other one against each of two towers, first against the South Tower and then after against the North Tower.

viernes, 7 de agosto de 2015

A bloody matter

The word 'bloody' is a colloquialism. It is a swear word that many people find offensive that is used to emphasize a comment or an angry statement. It is used to highlight someone or something in a negative light, for example: if your car had broken down, you would say: 'that bloody car'. It is frequently used as 'bloody hell' that means ' 'oh no' .The origin of the word was to swear upon the bloody death (Of Christ) Or the cross.

Blood represents 1/13 of the total weight of the human body. It circulates through the arteries, capillaries and veins. Consists of a liquid part called plasma and a solid part which are cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

You should do exercise for 20 minutes three days a week to burn 300 kcal so that your heart is in good shape.

Le Tour de France est fini...mais Paris est toujours là!!!

I still haven’t visited France, but I think that France is a very beautiful country, because in France there a lot of fantastic buildings to see and to enjoy them, for example the Eiffel Tower, which is for me the most famous building, the Arch of Triumph, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, etc …

I don’t like cycling much, but I know something about the tour of France because it is very famous. I know that it’s a competition during three weeks in July. I know that the winner of the tour is Chris Froome, because I saw it on TV.

 In the future, I would like to visit Paris to see a stage of the tour of France and also for see the fantastic buildings.