Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Haiti answers help Florida boy win National Geographic Bee

WASHINGTON — Knowing a thing or two about Haiti helped Aadith Moorthy, 13, of Palm Harbor, Fla., win the 22nd annual National Geographic Bee Wednesday morning.
By correctly answering that Cap-Haïtien is the largest city in northern Haiti that was renamed following Haiti's independence from France, Moorthy received a $25,000 college scholarship, free trip to the Gálapagos Islands and lifetime membership to the National Geographic Society.
Ten competitors ages 10 to 14 answered dozens of difficult geography questions in the final round of the bee, held in Washington, D.C. 

Oliver Lucier, 13, of Rhode Island, took second place and won a $15,000 college scholarship, while Karthik Mouli, 12, of Idaho came in third and won a $10,000 scholarship.
Moorthy beat nearly 5 million students who competed at their school and state levels for a chance to participate in the national competition sponsored by Google and moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.
Of the 54 students who made it to the preliminary round, 10 boys advanced to the finals. Many spent months poring over maps and atlases. 

Moorthy's father, Subramaniam Satyamoorthy, says the trips he took his son on to U.S. national parks, Europe and Australia helped him prepare for the bee. Now, he and his wife look forward to traveling with Aadith to the Gálapagos Islands. 

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience," he says.
Moorthy's history teacher, Michelle Anderson, also was present at the bee. In the week leading up to the bee, Anderson helped Moorthy prepare by sending geography questions to his other teachers at Palm Harbor Middle School. His teachers would then quiz him throughout the school day to help him retain information. For four months, Moorthy also studied 20 facts each day.

Moorthy said he was grateful that his parents took him around the world and bought him geography books. Winning the bee "feels really great," he says, "and all my hard work paid off."
"It was easier than I thought it would be," he added. 

The National Geographic Society started the bee in 1989 to promote students' geography knowledge and encourage learning about the world.

The bee airs tonight at 6 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel. 


Monday, May 17, 2010

Somos El Mundo Por Haiti

Muchas gracias a los latinos artitos para ayudar Haiti en este momento muy difisil que estamos atravesando! Gracias y gracias a todos de la comunidad latina!

El día llegó
No hay momento que perder
Hay que buscar unir el mundo de una vez
Tantos necesitan un nuevo amanecer
Hay que ayudar
Tenemos el deber

No hay que esperar
Que sea el otro el que va actuar
Cuando el dolor a tu puerta pueda tocar
Al estar unidos no hay nada que temer
Para triunfar
Tenemos que entender

Somos Amor, Somos el Mundo
Somos la luz que alumbra con ardor, lo más oscuro
Llenos de esperanza
Podemos rescatar
La fe que nos puede salvar
Juntos tu y yo

De Corazón
Que sepan que importantes son
Que su pesar sentimos todos también
Y que no están solos
Queremos ayudar
Con compasión, firmeza y hermandad

Somos Amor, Somos el Mundo
Somos la luz que alumbra con ardor, lo más oscuro
Llenos de esperanza
Podemos rescatar
La fe que nos puede salvar
Juntos tu y yo

Cuando alguna vez te canses de luchar
Es que aquí estaré a tu lado sin dudar
Te daré mi mano para juntos aprender
La manera de poder vencer


How warm is it?

Warm temperature, ranging year-round from 70-93° F in the coastal regions, and 50-75 in the mountainous areas; rainy seasons are April-May and August-October.

Enjoy the music!

You might be going through some tough time and you feel like you can not take it anymore. Remember there is a friend who cares and his name is Jesus. He says cast all your care upon him for he caress for you. He will give you rest! The road might be treacherous, nevertheless, don't ever give up!

It is time...

Time does not stand still. So, Make the best use of it!