For the 3rd quarter benchmark, the two countries that I did five point frame work was Vietnam and Guinea Bissau. Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia while Guinea Bissau is located in West Africa. Finding information on Vietnam was a piece of cake because of the major role it plays in the world. Major role such as importing goods to well developed countries such as United States, China and Japan. On the other hand I had to struggle a little to find information on Guinea Bissau. Since Guinea Bissau is a "low class" country, where the citizens have to struggle everyday to find living for them and their families, it's hard to find information because not a lot of people knows about it so therefore there isn't enough resources on countries like Guinea Bissau. In my opinion, the five point framework is straightforward and easy. It makes it easy to research on whatever country you're doing your research on. If I could change one thing I would provide more visuals such as picture to make it more interesting for the audience.
For one of the graphs, I chose to do the one with the technology. For the world of 100, when it came to pick how many people would have cell phones and how many wouldn't, I went off from the current time right now. Now days 9 out of 10 people has a cell phone so therefore I chose that 70% would have cell phones and 30% wouldn't.
For the male literacy, I wanted to chose something that's different from this world. For instance it is common for someone to say that men are lazy or illiterate. That's why I chose more men that could read and write then men that couldn't. I chose that because if there was a world with more men not knowing how to read and write then that world would be at risk because it would have a lot of illiterate people.
For the poverty part I chose that more people would live on than 2 dollar a day then people that would live on less than 2 dollar a day. I hate seeing people who struggles everyday just to get what they want that's why I chose more people would live on more than 2 dollar a day because they would have jobs and it would be easier for them to buy their personal needs. Also there would be some poor people but more rich people then poor so the rich people can help the poor ones and that will increase the love they would have for each other.
Since I was leaving to Pakistan I didn't have access to computer like that, Ms.Laufenberg assigned me this project. One thing I liked about this project is that it reached things I didn't knew before. What was challenging is that I had a little struggle with finding information about Pakistan government. One interesting fact is that Pakistan presidents serve 5 years instead of 4 years like here. This project could be improved if I included more pictures. I didn't really have problem with this project but one problem I encounter was that when I came back from Pakistan my computer battery was messed so now I can't use my computer without being plugged in to the charger, it makes it hard because I have to turn on and off my computer all the time. Finding the key points of the 2 government went well. I would make a video instead of slide show. I learned that Pakistan only had 12 presidents, also each president serves 5 years.
My partner and I researched the process to get a permit for block parties in the city of Philadelphia. For the process, the person who wants to arrange the block party has to do couple things before he/she can get a permit for the block party. First thing that personhas to do is go to "Streets Department" on JFK Blvd to get the application. After that's done, there's two parts to the application first page is a form asking for basic information such as the person's name, address and which block(s) will be blocked. The second page is a petition where the residents of the street thats going to be blocked has to sign it which means they don't have a problem with the street being blocked. It requires the name, signature and address of the resident. 75 percent of signatures has to be residents of that certain block. After that is completed, a 20 dollar check or money order is required with the application. If the application is being turned in 21 days before the event date then the cost will be 45 dollars. Once everything is turned in, wait for the application to process and obtain the permit. In my opinion this process is really simple and easy. Its also fair because without the permission of other residents, a blockparty wouldn't take place.
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This year has been a good and a bad year to my lobbying topic. It's been a good year because franking was supported by many people throughout the city such as the gas company, Bob Rucho and others. It also has been a bad year because not everyone has been supporting Fracking. Some of that people are the residents of the areas that tracking is taking place in. One big issue is the contamination of water. People fear that water is going to be contaminated with gas therefore instead of just water coming out from the water pipe, gas will also be coming out with the water.
On November 20, State Senator Bob Rucho took a tour to the northeast Pennsylvania by Chesapeake Energy, which is the world's top shale gas producer. Now state paid trips has been offering to lawmakers and legislative members so they can see for themselves what actually happens during the franking and so they can permit tracking in different areas.
I live in the 2nd District and it is represented by Anna C. Verna. Anna Verna made history in 1999, she was the first woman to achieve council presidency in philadelphia's 300 years history. Verna was born on April 15, 1931. She joined City Council in 1975. She represents the 2nd district which covers most of South Philadelphia and western end of Center City. Verna has been a strong supporter of the tax reform and has fought for affordable housing in various parts of her district. From 1991-1998 she was the Chair of the Finance Committee, She was trying to restore fiscal stability when philadelphia was on a edge to bankruptcy. Not only she was a great supporter in the tax reform but she also fought crime. President Verna successfully fought for 6 billion dollars in funding in the city's operating budget for an additional 100 police officers and has been a strong supporter of curfew center. President Verna has made the renovation of housing stock in neighborhoods and affordable housing a top priority. She has worked with many community-based organizations to build hundreds of affordable homes throughout the Second Council District and was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging as their statewide “Public Official of the Year” for her work in providing affordable housing for senior citizens.
2 cups Basmati Rice
3/4 kg Chicken Pieces
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Yogurt (curd)
3 sliced onion
1 teaspoon Ginger Paste
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Paste
1 teaspoon Green Chilli Paste
1/2 cup Tomato Puree
2 teaspoin Red Chilli Powder
1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
2 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder (seasoning)
1/2 teaspoon Green Cardamom Powder
Saffron a pinch
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
2 tablespoon Green Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste
7 tablespoon Oil
Mix tomato puree, yogurt, ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder, garam masala (seasoning), coriander powder and salt. Stir well.
soak the chicken with this mixture and keep aside for 3-4 hours.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry the onions until golden brown.
Add the soaked chicken and cook for 10 minutes.
Add 4 cups of water to the rice. Mix saffron in milk and add to it.
Add cardamom powder. Add the chicken pieces.
Pressure cook the rice. Mix gently.
decorate with green coriander leaves and serve hot.
25% of the meal is processed and 75% is whole food.
Calories- 520 Per serving
Total Fat- 12g
Saturated Fat- 3.5g
Since my meal is high in protein, it will help the bones become more stronger and healthier. Its also not that high in fats so the people that's eating it doesn't have to worry about getting fat. It takes about 24-72 hours for the food to digest. It takes about 6-8 hours after you eat for the food to pass through your stomach.
Chicken- Delaware/United States
Vegetable oil- United States
Salt- United States
Sugar- United States
Onions- Texas/United States
The rice and seasoning traveled the farthest. Approximately 8250 miles. The rice and onion was organically grown. Then chicken is processed. Since the chicken is processed, it went through couple of stages of machinery before it reached the store for sales.
•Political/economic: This meal cost about 25-30 dollars depending on how many people you want to serve with. Even though it might be a little expensive then fast food, it's fresh and home made unlike fast food its not old and not touched by multiple people. The company that deals with the rice made money, the chicken factory, people that processed the salt, sugar, and onions and also the seasoning. The meat and rice factory is involved.
•Social: Growing rice here in the city is hard but if a person were to grow rice rather then buying the ones at the supermarket then it would be more organic because it would be more natural. Also taking care of chicken is hard because they need a place to live, eat and run around. But if someone were to make chicken biryani with rice that was grown at home and chicken that was slaughter at home, that chicken biryani would be more fresh and healthier because it won't be as processed as the one I made.
This unit has taught me a alot. It has changed the way I look at certain things. For instance it changed the way I feel about some food. This unit has made me realised the way certain animals are treated before they are slaughter and we put them in our stomach. Also it helped me with eating healthy since we talked about organic foods and non organic foods. Not only we talked about food industry but we also talked about fracking. I learned how fracking is actually done and how the gas is relased from underground. This unit gave me the idea of how different people feels about certain things. For instance when we had to write about fracking from different point of views. This helped me understand the other people thoughts about fracking.
- Explain your decision making for choosing the bill.
While choosing a bill for the project, I thought about doing something that actually affected me or my family in a way. Since my parents are immigrants, I chose to do this project on immigration. Not only it affects my family but it affects a good amount of U.S population.
- Why did you choose the particular presentation format?
In my opinion I think choosing Keynote as a format is a reliable way to teach anyone about something you want to teach them.
- What challenges did you overcome in completing the project?
At first I chose the Chinese Exclusion Act, since it's a old law I couldn't find the legislation process. Therefore I chose a recent law and did my project on both of them.
- How would you do the project differently if you had to do it over again?
I would pick a different law that affects teenagers and also make a movie type of presentation.
- What did the research and investigation tell you about the creation process... from idea to bill to law?
One thing I learned is that ideas can become law in a heart beat but at the same time some ideas can take a long time just to go through that process and not all makes it.
- Was the process easier or harder than you imagined based on your particular bill/law research?
I think it's a hard process because it involves a lot of debate and movement at different places.
Now days everyone is concerned Fracking, Is it good for us? Our kids? the environment? Fracking is good and bad in different ways. In a way it can help our economy because it can provide jobs to the society. Not only it can provide jobs but it also can but it can make this nation an independent nation and have its own resource. Even though there are good sides to tracking, there are also bad sides. Fracking can make own water, which we use on the daily basis contaimnated. According to scientist, they show that fracking can lead to gas coming through the pipes which waters comes out from at our homes. Fracking is the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. Basically what they're doing in Pennsylvania is that companies such as the gas companies drill water, sand and chemicals deep underground at high pressure. This opens cracks that allows natural gas to flow into the wells. Some homeowners in the drilling areas says that tracking has polluted their water. According to scientist, the homeowners can be right. Natural gas or methane is flammable and potentially explosive. Having such dangerous chemicals coming through our pipes to our homes can cause many problems. Problems from drinking water to taking a shower or cooking food. Fracking has its benefits and consequences.
Now days everyone is concerned Fracking, Is it good for us? Our kids? the environment? Fracking is good and bad in different ways. In a way it can help our economy because it can provide jobs to the society. Not only it can provide jobs but it also can but it can make this nation an independent nation and have its own resource. Even though there are good sides to tracking, there are also bad sides. Fracking can make own water, which we use on the daily basis contaimnated. According to scientist, they show that fracking can lead to gas coming through the pipes which waters comes out from at our homes.
Fracking is the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. Basically what they're doing in Pennsylvania is that companies such as the gas companies drill water, sand and chemicals deep underground at high pressure. This opens cracks that allows natural gas to flow into the wells. Some homeowners in the drilling areas says that tracking has polluted their water. According to scientist, the homeowners can be right.
Natural gas or methane is flammable and potentially explosive. Having such dangerous chemicals coming through our pipes to our homes can cause many problems. Problems from drinking water to taking a shower or cooking food. Fracking has its benefits and consequences.
This is the right link to my prezi.
As the strings are "plucked" it makes a sound. Also the person has to hold the strings that are located in front of the guitar as he/she plucks the strings at the end. By holding the strings at the front of the guitar, this produces different sound. Since the guitar has a lot of strings, they all have different sound to it. To change a note, the person has to move to the desired string at the front of the guitar and at the end. This change the note and the sound.