Monday, November 20, 2017

Have you say! - Eco-friendly fashion

From: Josefa Lloret Llaneza
Date: Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Vivienne Westwood, the British fashion icon, does it again. In 2010, this everlasting young woman, takes the scene wearing marvelous rags.
As an energetic activist, she denounces the excessive consumption that rules the capitalist society. " Buy less, choose well and do it yourself ".
The outstanding designer demonstrates that style is not a question of money but of compromise. It is possible to defend important values by getting dressed, even ecology. Use a strong character, lots of conviction and be completely shameless.
Vivienne shows herself proudly got up in the best outfit: her message.
She is always that generous. 

Have your Say! - Let's talk about Gender

From: Antonio A. Caballero Gálvez
Date: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 2:07 PM

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Have you say! - How democratic a country is ...

From: Jimmy Jimmy
Date: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

These days, we have been hearing – by the separatists in Catalonia -, that Spain is not such a democratic country because ´they - only them -  cannot decide what belongs to every of us and not just to them´ .

I wouldn't  want to open a debate about this subject because we have been having enough for many months and it may be boring and useless.

But, the question itself made me wonder if you can measure how democratic a country is …

And, voilà ! This is the result of my research:

There are scientific studies from the most reputed institutions in the world that have been ranking countries for many decades depending on many factors that may contribute to this finale outcome.

And, we can be proud, because Spain is, after the Scandinavian countries in Europe, one of the most democratic States in the world, even above France, the UK or the USA.

Do this as an exercise : Try and enter a country in the box and you'll find its score fluctuating all along the years.


Have Your Say! - Air pollution in numbers

Date: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The main picture of this article is quite significant. It shows a group of Asian riders affected by a large column of smog, produced after the burning of waste materials in a town of Bangladesh. The fact that international press focuses more and more on pollution matter reflects at what extent the protection of the environment  is considered one the great challenges on which the current world must takle.

According to The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, nine million people die every year as a result of air pollution around the planet. The majority of deaths happen in poor countries while in other developing nations a quarter of all deaths are caused due to quick industrialization, urbanisation and globalisation.

Futhermore, the study reveals that trillions dollar´s worth of lethal damages of contamination and emphasizes the connection between air pollution and some diseases like lung cancer, dementia, diabetes or kidney diseases. Contrary to what some lobbies argument about the negative effects of pollution control policies on Economy, many researches tell that the environmental rules help to improve people´s health and increase the domestic GPD.

Therefore, the solutions to overcome pollution depend on the political will of Governments. Therefore, ¿how can we contribute to turn our congested world into a more sustainable habitat? I firmly believe that recycling and using public means of transport can be some effective steps to start with. What´s more on?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Have Your Say! - Life Expectancy

From: carolina duro
Date: Sun, Nov 12, 2017

As all of you probably know, life expectancy has been increasing during the last few decades. However, are you sure that you are awareness of what that fact means?

As you can see in the video, many countries in the world are trying to improve the evolution in medical treatments in order to make our lives not only pleasant but also longer. It goes without saying, that our country is one on the top of the list of those who provides more life expectancy. Consequently, we are getting closer to a situation with ageing society that could not be sustain for unlimited period.

Don´t get me wrong, I really really want people to life more but, we have to keep in mind that also death is part of the life. Just think about it, knowing that we are going to die one day, is what shows us that we have only one life to live and that we have to live it now. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Have your say! - Would you be afraid of a Kangaroo?

From: Isabel Madruga Torremocha
Date: Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Would you be afraid of a Kangaroo?


What do you know about Australia and the life there?  Since I was a child I really have liked Kangaroos, that animal with so small arms and a pouch. A marsupial!  That animal was a symbol for me of tenderness in primary school. I found so cute a kangaroo mother with her breeding within her pouch.  Sometime after, I learnt that the Kangaroo is the symbol of Australia.
Last summer I have met some girls from Australia and my knowledge about  Kangaroos  have been increased. Not only was it a shocking surprise for me to know that people in Australia eat Kangaroo meat but also to discover that the increasing population of  kangaroos is generating a problem to Australian people.
The article I have chosen shows us different aspects about these animals. First, the way they behave when confronting a risk. Second, besides their hopping across open landscapes they can also swim. Finally, my idyllic image of Kangaroos has completely disappeared when I saw the gaze of the roo in the Mid-water standoff.
Do you like Kangaroos? Would you feel thrilled or be frightened if you stumble across a Kangaroo when you were walking in the countryside?

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Have your say! - TV Series

From: susana ronco
Date: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:28 PM

I have realized TVseries is a trend topic and a way to connect with the people. Threre are a lot of series you can see on the TV and even on your mobile phone and tablets.The main advantage of TVseries in comparison with cinema is that they are more accesible and cheap.On the other hand, I like watching movies in the cinema because the big screen is a better way to enjoy and appreciate the images and the quality of the sound.

I am in two minds. Could you help me? Can you choose?

I have heard that TV series are more free and open-minded nowadays.The scriptwriters are daring because producers let them to introduce controversial topics such as homosexuality, dysfunctional families, alcoholism, transsexualim,drugs dealing, and so on.They think that all the society deserve to appeare in a show.It is said to be the place where you can see our real problems and changes.

Furthermore, some famous and prestigious directors have introduced their hands inside this field like Steven Sorderberg or Ron Howard.Nicole Kidman or Glenn Close have made that respec and quality are new coments applicable to the small screem programs.