''Como mejor se defiente a la libertad de expressión es ejerciéndola'' * Estimado profesor:
Quien apoya a la libertad de expresión está ayudando a proteger a las demás libertades. Practicar el periodismo desde los primeros años de tus alumnos les da un buen motivo para escribir, que es cautivar a los lectores. Se requiere la creación de un periódico estudiantil por cada escuela en el mundo. Empieza hoy con el tuyo.

sábado, 10 de enero de 2009

Memo Ochoa / Iker Casillas

Guillermo Ochoa, el 11o. mejor portero del mundo
Vie 9 enero 2009

Por 22 ª vez se llevado a cabo por parte de la IFFHS la votación anual del Mejor Portero del Mundo. Este año la distinción fue para el portero del Real Madrid Iker Casillas.

Un mexicano aparece en la lista de los 16 mejores, el arquero del América Guillermo Ochoa, en el puesto 11, empatado con Rogerio Ceni, del Sao Paulo.

Destaca que seis de los 16 mejores porteros del mundo del año 2008 son latinoamericanos y nueve son europeos, completándose la lista con el norteamericano de 37 años "Brad" Friedel, que juega en Birmingham.

España, Brasil, Rusia y Alemania están representadas con dos porteros cada una dentro del "top 16".

Con 22 años de edad, Igor Akinfeev de Moscú y el ex-Leipzig René Adler (nacido 15.1.1985) son los dos porteros más jóvenes del "top 16".

De los 16 mejores porteros del mundo 2008 cuatro juegan en la Premier League inglesa, tres en la Primera División española, así como dos de cada uno en la Serie A italiana, la Bundesliga alemana y la Premier League de Rusia.

La entrega del galardón al Mejor Portero del Mundo se efectuará en ocasión de los "25 Años IFFHS y Gala Mundial de Fútbol" el 16 de marzo de 2009 en Francia.

La lista de los 16 mejores arqueros (goalkeepers) del planeta es la siguiente:

1. Iker Casillas Real Madrid CF España 249
2. Gianluigi Buffon Juventus FC Torino Italia 170
3. Edwin van der Sar Manchester United FC Nederland 143
4. Petr Čech Chelsea FC London Česká Republika 108
5. Igor Akinfeev CSKA Moscow Russia 23
6. José Francisco Cevallos LDU de Quito Ecuador 21
7. Julio César Soãres Espíndola FC Internazionale Milano Brasil 18
8. José Manuel Reina Liverpool FC España 15
9. Jens Lehmann VfB Stuttgart Deutschland 13
10. Justo Wilmar Villar Real Valladolid Deportivo Paraguay 12
11. Francisco Guillermo Ochoa CF América Ciudad de México México 10
Rogério Ceni São Paulo FC Brasil 10
13. René Adler TSV Bayer Leverkusen Deutschland 9
14. Roberto Carlos Abbondanzieri Getafe FC Argentina 7
15. Bradley Howard Friedel Aston Villa FC USA 5
16. Vyacheslav Malafeev FC Zenit St. Peterburg Russia 5

viernes, 9 de enero de 2009

Real Madrid / Pepe

Pepe's team of 2008. Would Pepe be in your team of 2008?
Friday 9 January 2009

Real Madrid CF defender Pepe defers to Portugal team-mate Ricardo Carvalho and Rio Ferdinand in selecting the centre-back in his team of 2008. What do you think of his selection?

Pepe was choosing from the 60 nominees for the users' Team of 2008.

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF) I play with him at Real Madrid and know how good he is. For me, he is the best goalkeeper in Europe.

Right-back: José Bosingwa (Chelsea FC) He was a team-mate at Porto and we also play together for Portugal. José is very fast and has just what a right-back needs: he defends and attacks very well.

Central defenders: Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United FC) and Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea FC) I will pick Ferdinand for his great season with Manchester United, he won it all. And Ricardo is my defensive partner in Portugal. He keeps it simple and he is a great centre-back to play with.

Left-back: Patrice Evra (Manchester United FC) I really enjoy watching him play. His attitude is great, he is a fighter on the pitch.

Right midfield: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United FC) He is the best player in the world, so that was an easy one to pick!

Central midfield: Marcos Senna (Villarreal CF) He was so important for Spain during EURO 2008, my vote goes to him.

Attacking midfield: Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal FC) He brings a lot to both the Arsenal and Spain teams. He's got lots of skills and raises the level of every midfield.

Left midfield: Arjen Robben (Real Madrid CF) He's been playing so well lately and I think he did very well at EURO 2008 for Holland.

Forward: David Villa (Valencia CF) Villa is my favourite striker. He is so smart, so fast and he needs only half a chance to score a goal. He is always there waiting for the defender to lose the ball.

Forward: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) He is fantastic, the way he dribbles at speed is astonishing and it is very hard for defenders to steal the ball from him.

Coach: Luis Aragonés (Spain) After all the criticism he suffered here in Spain, I enjoyed watching his team playing during EURO 2008. He deserves the prize.

Fans have until Monday to select their star performers from a list of 60 players and coaches who have shone over the past 12 months.

King's hopes

Closer to realizing a dreamResidents:
Obama's election a reflection of King's hopes

By HOWARD DUKESTribune Staff Writer
Martin Luther King Jr. used what has come to be known as the "Fun Town Story" to show people how discrimination put physical and mental limits on black children. Fun Town was an amusement park in Atlanta during the time that King was the pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church. One of his daughters wanted to go to Fun Town, but the park had a whites-only policy. King had the painful duty of explaining to his daughter why she couldn't go to the amusement park.
"Closer to realizing a dream"
That kind of legal segregation is a thing of the past in large part because of the efforts of King and others involved in the civil rights movement. On Tuesday — the day after the national holiday established to celebrate King's birthday — America will take a major step in realizing the dream of the slain civil rights leader when Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States.


''I Have a Dream''
(The first black president in the USA)

Martin Luther King
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered the most famous speech in history. Here it is in its entirety.
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
''In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check''
When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds". But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.
Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.
Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.
We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.
As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "For Whites Only". We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.
Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty,
we are free at last!"


Antonia Peters - Germany
She speaks, german, italian, french, english, spanish.
Related to Anna Netrebko.

miércoles, 7 de enero de 2009

Centro Fox

Fox y Sahagún celebran Día de Reyes con 500 niños en Guanajuato
El ex presidente exhortó a los 500 niños de diferentes puntos del país que estuvieron presentes a estudiar mucho. Repartió junto con su esposa aguinaldos y se tomaron la foto con quien lo pidió.

Ciudad de México (Mar, 06/01/2009 ).-
El ex presidente Vicente Fox y su esposa Marta Sahagún festejaron el Día de Reyes con casi 500 niños de diferentes puntos del país, con quienes convivieron en las instalaciones del Centro Fox y partieron la tradicional rosca.
Durante el festejo en San Francisco del Rincón, Guanajuato, Fox y Martha Sahagún disfrutaron con los niños la Pastorela "El Portal de Belén", de Enrique Alonso "Cachirulo".
Durante la convivencia la pareja obsequió aguinaldos a los pequeños y se tomaron la foto con los asistentes que lo pidieron. Antes de iniciar la representación, Vicente Fox exhortó a los menores a ser buenos hijos y estudiantes, "les quiero recordar que lo más importante en esta vida es querer mucho a sus papás, hermanitas y hermanitos. Lo mejor que pueden hacer este año es ser muy aplicados en la escuela, estudiar mucho". El Centro Fox es un centro de investigación, biblioteca y museo, el primero en su tipo. Esta ubicado en la comunidad de San Cristóbal, en el estado de Guanajuato. Notimex.
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lunes, 5 de enero de 2009

Figure skating

Welcome to Helsinki

The ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2009 will be held in Helsinki, Finland between January 20th and January 26th 2009.

Hartwall Areena venue will be the theatre of the most prestigious Figure Skating circuits of Europe.

It is a great honour for Finnish Figure Skating Association and city of Helsinki to invite skaters, judges, coaches, officials, team members and guests to the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2009.

The Finnish Figure Skating Association and the Organizing Committee welcome you to take part in this exciting event in Helsinki. - (Who is Kiira Korpi...?)

Figure skating

Where's the place?
Hartwall Areena - Helsinki, Finland.

Press photo to enlarge

Se verificará el Campeonato Europeo de Patinaje Artístico 2009 en la ciudad de Helsinki, capital de Finlandia, entre el 20 y al 26 de enero del 2009.

Hartwall Areena venue será el escenario de los circuitos de patinaje aretístico más prestigiados de Europa.

Es un gran honor para la Asociación Finlandesa de Patinaje Artístico y la ciudad de Helsinki invitar a los patinadores, jueces, entrenadores, oficiales, miembros de los equipos y demás invitados, al Campeonato Europeo de Patinaje Artístico 2009.

La Asociación Finlandesa de Patinaje Artístico y el Comité Organizador les dan la bienvenida para tomar parte en este emocionante evento en la ciudad de Helsinki. - (Who is Kiira Korpi...?)

Figure skating

A figure skating Queen
Helsinki's top stars will be at ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2009

Who is Kiira Korpi...?

Kiira Korpi - Laura Lepistö - Jenni Vähämaa
Mikko Minkkinen - Susanna Pöykiö - Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari

Figure skating

Le Championnat Européen de Patinage Artistique 2009

Le Championnat Européen de Patinage Artistique aura lieu 2009 dans la ville de Helsinki, capitale de la Finlande, entre les 20 et au 26 janvier 2009.

Hartwall Areena venue sera la scène des circuits européens de plus grand prestige de patinage artistique.

C'est un grand honneur pour l'Association Finlandaise de Patinage Artistique et la ville de Helsinki inviter les patineurs, les juges, les entraîneurs, les employés, les membres des équipes et autres hôtes, le Championnat Européen de Patinage Artistique 2009.

L'Association Finlandaise de Patinage Artistique et le Comité Organisant ils leur donnent la bienvenue pour prendre une dépêche dans cet évènement émouvant dans la ville de Helsinki.

domingo, 4 de enero de 2009

Amplian horario de clases

Amplian horario de clases /
NEWS - MEXICO - EDUCATIONAmplían horario de clases 90 escuelas de Guanajuato iniciarán con un programa piloto nacional que extenderá el horario de salida hasta las 5:00 de la tarde - Los alumnos comerán en las escuelas y tendrán clases de forma lúdicaLeón, Guanajuato, México - Vie, 27/02/2009- La Secretaría de Educación Pública Federal iniciará en Guanajuato un plan piloto para extender 3 o 4 horas más el horario de clases en 90 escuelas públicas del Estado a partir del próximo ciclo escolar.

Montessori - Open system - Self-tough - Maturity
Fracaso del sistema Bibliotecario - 80 milones nunca acuden a la bib
La violencia no terminará mientras no se atienda el rezago educativo
El descontrol de la violencia se debe a la desatención de los valores
Los valores no deben ser una opción, sino deben estar incluidos en la educación
El ciudadano tiene el derecho a conocer su capacidad de realizarse con integridad
La violencia no es sino la respuesta lógica, del ciudadano que ha sido relegado intencionalmente
de los beneficios de una educación de calidad
Al ciudadano se le mantiene en la ignorancia para que no exija transparencia ni resultados.



Ricardo Sheffield

"He regresado a León como un ciudadadano más"
Para “marcar los tiempos” y dar una fecha exacta para el comenzar con el proselitismo político, los precandidatos “no oficiales” de Acción Nacional están a la espera de que sea conformada la comisión Municipal Electoral y Distrital.

León, Guanajuato,México (Sáb, 03/01/2009).- Inició el año. Las actividades de funcionarios y servidores públicos volvieron. Y ayer, durante la conmemoración del 63 aniversario de los mártires del 2 de enero, se le vio a Ricardo Sheffield Padilla (subsecretaría de la Reforma Agraria) sentado en primera fila.

“He regresado a León como un ciudadano más”, dijo el ex subsecretario de Reforma Agraria, quien hace apenas dos días dejó la Ciudad de México, para esperar los momentos oportunos e iniciar la precampaña al interior de su partido y competir por la alcaldía de la ciudad.

Según estimaciones del ex subsecretario federal, sería entre marzo y abril cuando sean designados los candidatos del Partido de Acción Nacional a las diputaciones federales, locales y alcaldías.

Para “marcar los tiempos” y dar una fecha exacta para comenzar con el proselitismo político, los precandidatos “no oficiales” de Acción Nacional están a la espera de que sea conformada la comisión Municipal Electoral y Distrital.

En su segundo día como ex funcionario federal, Ricardo Sheffield anunció que sería visto en todos los eventos públicos: “soy un ciudadano inquieto, activo y me van a ver presente en todos los eventos posibles de la ciudad”, expresó.

Esto debido a que tuvo la venia del presidente Felipe Calderón para dejar su puesto anterior: “muy agradecido con el presidente por la experiencia adquirida en dos años y un mes que estuve al frente de una subsecretaría de estado”, dijo Ricardo Sheffield, quien aclaró que a pesar de la amistad con Felipe Calderón, no significa una ventaja para la elección de candidatos al interior del PAN.

Por lo que es Tomás Ríos, médico veterinario zootecnista, quien entró al relevo de Ricardo Sheffield en la subsecretaría de la Reforma Agraria. Tomás Ríos fue alcalde de Córdoba, diputado local de Veracruz, y fue diputado federal de la LVIII legislatura al igual que Sheffield Padilla.

Carlos Hugo González