Sunday, December 2, 2007

* My FaVoRiTe MoViE *

of all times my favorite movie is...... the sixth sense......
The Sixth Sense is a 1999 Academy Award-nominated psychological horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that tells the story of Cole, a troubled, isolated boy (played by Haley Joel Osment) who claims to be able to see and talk to the dead (the famous line "I see dead people" is from this movie), and an equally troubled child psychologist (played by Bruce Willis) who tries to help him. The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director, and introduced the cinema public to his signatures: his appearance in Hitchcock-like cameos, his liking for twist endings, and his use of the color red as a symbol of strangeness or otherness.
BruLista numéricace Willis as Dr. Malcolm Crowe
Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear
Toni Collette as Lynn Sear
Olivia Williams as Anna Crowe
Donnie Wahlberg as Vincent Grey
Glenn Fitzgerald as Sean
Mischa Barton as Kyra Collins
M. Night Shyamalan as Dr. Hill

Directed by
M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by
Kathleen KennedyFrank MarshallBarry Mendel
Written by
M. Night Shyamalan
Bruce WillisHaley Joel OsmentToni ColletteOlivia Williams
Tak Fujimoto
Editing by
Andrew Mondshein
Distributed by
Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s)
August 6, 1999
Running time
107 min.
Gross revenue

Monday, October 22, 2007

* It´S oUr EnViRoMeNt DyInG? *

YES!! IT IS DYING! as sad as it sounds this is the true and i don´t think we are doing something about it!... but what it´s the main problem focus on ? well it is all about the OZONE LAYER but what it´s this layer?´s what i found out:
"The ozone layer is a layer in Earth's atmosphere which contains relatively high concentrations of ozone (O3). This layer absorbs 97-99% of the sun's high frequency ultraviolet light which is potentially damaging to life on Earth.[1] Over 90% of ozone in earth's atmosphere is present here. [1]"Relatively high" means a few parts per million—much higher than the concentrations in the lower atmosphere but still small compared to the main components of the atmosphere. It is mainly located in the lower portion of the stratosphere from approximately 15 km to 35 km above Earth's surface, though the thickness varies seasonally and geographically.[2] The ozone layer was discovered in 1913 by the French physicists Charles Fabry and Henri Buisson. Its properties were explored in detail by the British meteorologist G. M. B. Dobson, who developed a simple spectrophotometer that could be used to measure stratospheric ozone from the ground. Between 1928 and 1958 Dobson established a worldwide network of ozone monitoring stations which continues to operate today. The "Dobson unit", a convenient measure of the total amount of ozone in a column overhead, is named in his honor.
"The ozone hole and its causes"

The Antarctic ozone hole is an area of the Antarctic stratosphere in which the recent ozone levels have dropped to as low as 33% of their pre-1975 values. The ozone hole occurs during the Antarctic spring, from September to early December, as strong westerly winds start to circulate around the continent and create an atmospheric container. Within this "polar vortex", over 50% of the lower stratospheric ozone is destroyed during the Antarctic spring.[8]
As explained above, the overall cause of ozone depletion is the presence of chlorine-containing source gases (primarily CFCs and related halocarbons). In the presence of UV light, these gases dissociate, releasing chlorine atoms, which then go on to catalyze ozone destruction. The Cl-catalyzed ozone depletion can take place in the gas phase, but it is dramatically enhanced in the presence of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs).[9]
These polar stratospheric clouds form during winter, in the extreme cold. Polar winters are dark, consisting of 3 months without solar radiation (sunlight). Not only lack of sunlight contributes to a decrease in temperature but also the “polar vortex” traps and chills air. Temperatures hover around or below -80 °C. These low temperatures form cloud particles and are composed of either nitric acid (Type I PSC) or ice (Type II PSC). Both types provide surfaces for chemical reactions that lead to ozone destruction.
The photochemical processes involved are complex but well understood. The key observation is that, ordinarily, most of the chlorine in the stratosphere resides in stable "reservoir" compounds, primarily hydrogen chloride (HCl) and chlorine nitrate (ClONO2). During the Antarctic winter and spring, however, reactions on the surface of the polar stratospheric cloud particles convert these "reservoir" compounds into reactive free radicals (Cl and ClO). The clouds can also remove NO2 from the atmosphere by converting it to nitric acid, which prevents the newly formed ClO from being converted back into ClONO2.
The role of sunlight in ozone depletion is the reason why the Antarctic ozone depletion is greatest during spring. During winter, even though PSCs are at their most abundant, there is no light over the pole to drive the chemical reactions. During the spring, however, the sun comes out, providing energy to drive photochemical reactions, and melt the polar stratospheric clouds, releasing the trapped compounds.
Most of the ozone that is destroyed is in the lower stratosphere, in contrast to the much smaller ozone depletion through homogeneous gas phase reactions, which occurs primarily in the upper stratosphere.
Warming temperatures near the end of spring break up the vortex around mid-December. As warm, ozone-rich air flows in from lower latitudes, the PSCs are destroyed, the ozone depletion process shuts down, and the ozone hole heals.
WhAt CoUlD wE Do ?
we can actually do a lot about this problem because after all this our house right? so here are some tips:
In 1979, many countries, including the U.S., banned CFCs from being made or used. This was a big step toward fixing the problem. Today, no spray cans contain CFCs. Other chemicals are gradually replacing the CFCs in air conditioners.
But the CFCs already in the atmosphere can take up to 50 years to reach the stratosphere. Once there, they hang around in the stratosphere for many years, doing damage.
Also, the products that still contain CFCs need to be treated with care. One example of this is a car air conditioner. When the air conditioner breaks, or the car is taken to a junkyard, the CFCs need to be carefully taken out and recycled or stored so that they don’t leak into the air.
The future
Scientists originally predicted that the ozone layer would be the thinnest around 2008, then start recovering. But new research shows that other air pollution problems are slowing down the ozone layer’s ability to rebound.
What you can do

Encourage people with cars to have their air conditioners fixed by mechanics who are certified to handle. In Wisconsin, by law, mechanics have to be specially certified to work with CFCs.
Protect your skin and eyes from harmful UV rays when you’re outside.

* Im I a SuPeR hErO? *

oh well i dont consider my self as a super hero or anything like that but i took this quiz and here are the results!

Your results:
You are Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
The Flash
Green Lantern
Iron Man
You are a beautiful princess
with great strength of character.

Click here to take the "Which Superhero are you?" quiz...

WELL i got to be wonder woman and it turns out that if i get to be a hero i´ll really like to be here because she´s pretty and she saves the world and sometimes she get´s to be more powerful than men!

Monday, October 8, 2007

*OrAl PrEsEnTaTiOn*

here´s the link to my oral presentation!

*ItS aLl AbOuT tHe GaDgEts*

A Gadget is device that has a useful specific practical purpose and function. Gadgets tend to be more cleverly design than normal technology.

Now a days we see that somehow everybody have a gadget,
and i think the most popular one it´s the cellphone and
from a couple of years ago the Ipod. I certainly have a
cellphone but i don´t have an ipod yet, so i´m looking
forward to get it. Eventhough i´m not that much into
the electronic world i think i have all the necessary
ones like the dvd player, mp3 player,digital camera,
cellphone, etc. But my favorite one it´s my laptop
wich is a sony vaio intel core 2 duo processor and it´s
fabulous, i couldn´t live without it

Monday, October 1, 2007

* WhAt Is BeAuTy?*

For me true beauty is a person whose personality is wondeful. To have beauty you must be a good person, for example, sometimes we meet certain people and we can only think on how ugly they are on the outside, but once we get to really know them and we get to know their wonderful personality, somehow this person becomes really attractive to us.

Beauty it´s not about how skinny you are.
You don´t need 50 plastic surgeries to
become a beauty, all you have to do it´s
be your self and not to care about what
society might consider as beauty .

Monday, September 17, 2007

* My DeScRiPtIoN *

My name is Ileana Yoris. I'm a Graphic Design Student. Im from Maracaibo, Venezuela. I love music , dancing, playing tennis, going out with friends and eating chocolate.
I love going to the movies, chating on MSN. I love going away on the weekends to different places like Merida, Falcon and some other places.
I hate washing the dishes, i also hate not having anything to do. I hate onions, i hate Chavez and the things that he´s doing to this country.
My dream is to graduate as a Graphic Designer, get a good and well pay job, travel around the world and meet all the different cultures and learn a lot about all of them.

I must say i´m pretty tall, like 5´5 and well built. I have dark brown wavy hair and brown eyes. I'm 21 years old, I have a cinnamon color skin and i guess i could say I'm good looking.