Hello amazing  Master in English 2 students, here is your homework assignment. Choose carefully a famous person that you admire and who had or has contributed to society.  Set a bio of this person (e.g. his profile, dreams, goals, etc.), explain why did you choose him/her. Share your point of view about his/her contributions to the human kind. Write an 300 word essay. Your deadline is September 6th (T/T groups) and 10th (Sat groups). Good lucky. Do not forget to indentify your name, group and time.

  1. Marilia Lopes Cézar de Oliveira
    2011/09/02 at 2:00 pm

    A name, a law

    Nowadays it is very common, we see cases of violence against Woman.
    Who doesn’t know the law “Maria da Penha”? This law was created to defend and protect the woman of violent that is practice every day. However, have decreased the acts of violence, but still common in many places of Brazil.
    This law was created because of a woman, whose name is the Maria da Penha. Every day her husband beat her, she was violently beaten and it was happened for six years of her marriage.
    In 1983, her husband tried murder it twice. The first time, with a gun in wich she was paraplegic, and the second time, by eletrocution and drowning. After those facts about murder, Maria da Penha decided denounced her husband to police. However the husband’s Maria da Penha was punished after 19 years, and was arrested only 2 years. when these things happened, the law was created with the objetives of preventing that the mans assassinate and beat their wives, and protect the rights of women.
    Maria da Penha is a woman who wanted to end the violence. She is Biopharmaceutical and she do a projects about the defense of women. Actually, her objective is to stop violent acts against women, she dreams that Brazil can be a better country, with a mens that have a character who don’t practice the violence with his women.
    Many people know this law, but not is all the population. However, in my opinion it was necessary the people knows, because it contributed to reduce the violence. I believe that with the “Maria da Penha” law, the Brazil can be better each day that pass. For me, Maria da Penha is a warrior woman, that pass a lot of difficulties, because she is paraplegic, but despite everything that happened she still fight for Brazil. To my mind, the “Maria da Penha” law is so better for society, because the domestic violence has decreased, but our country has to improve in that aspect.

    Marilia Lopes Cézar de Oliveira
    CNA – Master in English 2 – T/T – 4:30/5:45 pm

  2. Larissa Spicacci
    2011/09/03 at 10:52 pm

    I admire many people and it was very difficult choose just one. I decided talk about Bill Gates because I think that he was and he still is a great person to the world, first because the creation of Windows and also because of his money.
    Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Washington State in the United States. Since he was a child, Gates had the best opportunities, studied in the best schools, like Lakeside and Harvard University. His first contact with computers was in school with his friend Paul Allen and they both moved to Mexico for working in big companies to produce programs for computers.
    In 1996, they founded the famous company Microsoft and year to year the company got better in the market and more famous in the world.
    I consider Gates a example of intelligence because he and his company revolutionized the area of computers and nowadays people need ALL the programs that he created. In 2008, Gates left the direction of Microsoft to devote his time to “Bill e Melinda Gates”, a charity institution owned by him.
    For all of this, Bill Gates should be considered a example for the humanity, because with intelligence and competence he built an empire. Many people say that he is capitalist but the world is capitalist, he just played the game and was able to see how the future would be. Who really know the history of Gates, like me, understand and admire all his acts and know that nowadays his only goal is enjoy his philanthropy life.

    “11 Things you won’t learn at school according to Bill Gates”
    Last year I watched it at school and I have never forgotten. It is very interesting!

    Larissa Spicacci Campos
    CNA – Master in English 2 – T/T – 4:30/5:45

  3. Fernanda Gouveia
    2011/09/04 at 6:09 pm

    RYAN HRELJAC was 6 years old when a talk by his grade one teacher, Mrs. Prest, changed his life. She told the class about people in Africa who had a very hard time getting clean water and access to wells. Without this basic human necessity, people, especially children, can get sick and sometimes die. Deeply moved, Ryan persuaded his parents to pay him to do extra chores and finally came up with the $70 he thought was needed to drill a well. But he was in for a shock. WaterCan( a non-profit organization that provides clean water to poor countries) told him that it would actually cost $2,000 to drill a well on another continent. Ryan did not give up. He got very busy doing more chores and expanding his fundraising. Several months later he had finally collected the $2,000 and the rest, “as they say”, is history. He sent the money to WaterCan and in January, 1999, The Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) drilled a well beside Angolo Primary School in northern Uganda, with funds raised by Ryan and many others.
    Since that first well was dug in Uganda in 1999, RyansWell.ca has, with the support of organizations such as WaterCan, CPAR, CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency), and Free The Children, raised over $800,000 to provide clean water to people in Africa. According to his mother Susan, many others have helped along the way, including his school, Holy Cross, Millennium Kids, UNICEF, Rotary, The World Health Organization, World of Children and Living Water International.
    In My opinion, he helped and saved many lives. In a world in which we live as selfish, people only think themselves, we see that are still people with good intentions. In Africa, a place where so many people suffer in want, a young boy did what many could have done and did not. I hope people see what he did and follow him.

    Fernanda Gouveia
    CNA – Master In English 2 – T/T – 4:30/5:45 pm

  4. Caroline de Almeida Sant'Anna
    2011/09/05 at 8:47 pm

    An example of life

    One person who had a wonderful life was Zilda Arns, the founder and international coordinator of the pastoral care of the child, one of the most important organizations in the world in health, nutrition and literacy in the regions of greatest misery, founder and national coordinator of the Pastoral Care of the Elderly, social action agencies of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil.
    Zilda Arns was born on August 25 in 1934, in Forquilhinha, Santa Catarina and chose medicine and the public health as a mission. She came a long and dedicated way to get the nomination for the Nobel Prize and also received several awards and national and international titles. An international awards very important was “hero of public health in the Americas”, awarded by the Pan American Health Organization (OPAS).
    Besides being a great professional in the medical field, She was a great housewife that had to conciliate the family, public service and the doctor’s office in the back of her house.
    Her participation in international events were diverse, the way of solidarity took Zilda to Indonesia, Angola, the United States and most of Europe. She took the pastoral care of the child to the world and this fact became her a person much more important.
    Until her death in the earthquake in Haiti on January 13 last year, Zilda coordinated approximately 155.000 volunteers in more than 32.000 communities in pockets of poverty in more than 3.500 brazilian cities.
    Dr. Zilda was Honorary Citizen of 10 states and 35 municipalities and has been honored by several other institutions, universities, governments and companies.
    I chose her because I think that She was a great example of life, an admirable person, full of energy and goodness to help others, Zilda dedicated her life to poor people and submit herself to love the others as yourself, She is unforgettable.

    Caroline de Almeida Sant’Anna
    CNA – Master in English 2 – T/T – 3:00/4:15 pm

  5. Marcelo Cordoni Bellotto Filho
    2011/09/06 at 12:16 am

    Hail Madiba!

    A decisive man. A man who changed not only South Africa, but the whole world about racism and prejudice against black people. A man with enthusiasm to change. A man with will, courage and guts. A man who called the people to fight. That man is Nelson Mandela, the man who changed the vision about black people in the ENTIRE world. Nelson Mandela was born in 1918, is a lawyer and was the president of South Africa between 1994 and 1999. Mandela gave his life to fight against the apartheid in South Africa that denied the black ones the right to vote and to participate in the country decisions. In 1941, he joined the ANC, a political party to join the fight in his country. After years of fighting, finally in 1967, he was condemned to perpetual prison. And then, it started a massive campaign for his liberation, for the end of apartheid regime in South Africa and for the equality between black and white people. At last, after more than 20 years in jail, he was finally released by the current president Frederik de Klerk. In 1993, he received the Nobel Peace prize and then, one year later was elected President of South Africa. With an effusive speech, that touched thousands of people present in his inauguration day, and, after 46 years of oppression and pursuits, the apartheid finally ended. We can tell then that this man can be considered an idol to many black people around the world, beside great names like Martin Luther King, Pythagoras, Socrates and many others. The fight for the black people rights was harsh and long, and important for the so desired equality between the world population, so it´s my choice. In my view, this man was revolutionary. He changed the planet for the black people, like no one has ever dreamed of doing, and he should be put in the same level as the great names of mankind, because he is great like the black race is ought to be.

    Marcelo Cordoni Bellotto Filho
    CNA – Master in English 2 – T/T – 3:00/4:15 PM

  6. Pri
    2011/09/06 at 2:24 am

    I choose Emiliano Zapata because I’m a big fan of the Mexican Revolution and he represents an example in this event. His contribution since 1910 stays alive until today, that he is, still, considered the heroe of Mexico.
    Maybe we, brazilians, don´t know too much about him, but all his fights against injustice and in favor of the peasants were a big advance in the time, where, in a dictatorship, everyone feared the authorities.
    Here we have a little bit about his life:

    Emiliano Zapata was born in the city of San Miguel de Anenecuilco, in the state of Morelos (Mexico). Son of indians, he began early in the politic, fighting against social injustice of his people, being considered a nacional heroe because of his performance in the Mexican Revolution.
    In 1908 he takes the lead of the movement of Indian peasants for the land reform in the country and in 1910 form an army with which promotes guerrilla operations against the owners of sugar plantations in the states of Guerrero and Morelos. He conquests the South of Mexico preaching the rebellion against the dictator Porfirio Diaz and against the landlords.
    In 1911 he proposed the “Plan of Ayala” which constituted an agrarian reform that proposed the distribution of 1/3 of all the lands off all lndowners and reorganization of the ejidos (uncultivated land of public use). Some of the proposals were implemented in the future.
    Unhappy with the delay in the reconstitution of the lands to the peasants, in 1913 he breaks with Madero (whom he had previously supported) and lead a revolt whit the slogan “Land and Freedom”, occupying the City of the Mexico 3 times between 1914 and 1915. The Zapata’s legacy stays alive until today, into the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), group of revolutionaries in the South.

    Priscilla Kovacs Efigênio
    MA2 – T/T – 3PM

  7. Jhonas
    2011/09/06 at 4:06 pm

    At the first time that I heard about Al Gore was in 2007 when I saw a documentary called ”An Incovenient Thuth”(I will talk about this later),and after this day my conceptions of many things in the world really changed.

    Albert Arnold “Al” Gore Jr is an American politician who was vice president during the Clinton administration between 1993 and 2001.Unlike some in public office, Al Gore always intended to get something done, and since leaving Washington, DC – following the tumultuous 2000 election -he’s still at it. In fact, his campaign for alerting the world to the dangers of climate change has only gained momentum.His Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth is the third most successful documentary ever released at the box office. Gore’s famed PowerPoint presentation has drawn in a reluctant public, with its meticulously researched content and lucid style.

    The once “wood face” style has given way to a warmth and humor that reveal the depth of his experience as a soldier, congressman, senator, veep, TV executive, teacher and author.However Gore is better positioned today than he has ever been to affect the future of our environment and world.He won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

    From my point of view Al Gore is a person that really care about the future of our planet, is an influential politician with great experience and new ideas can actually do something positive not only for the USA but for everyone.

    Jhonas Siqueira
    CNA – Master In English 2 – T/T – 4:30/5:45 pm

  8. Karla
    2011/09/06 at 4:58 pm

    Well, I choose talk about Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was born in october 2 of 1869. His father was politic and his mother was devout vaisnava. With thirteen years old married with Kasturba of fourteen years old. Gandhi was vegetarian and he wrote books about vegetarianism when he was studing justice in London. His The philosophy and his ideas was based in his religion Hindu. The title of Mahatma is attributed to a recognition of their role as spiritual leader. Gandhi is known worldwide per lead the moviment for indepence of India. Although Gandhi was not the originator of the principle of non-violence, he was the first to apply it in the political field on a large scale. In applying these principles, Gandhi did not balk from taking them to their most logical extremes in envisioning a world where even government, police and armies were nonviolent. Gandhi influenced important leaders and political movements. Leaders of the civil rights movement in the United States, including Martin Luther King and James Lawson, drew from the writings of Gandhi in the development of their own theories about non-violence. Despite fighter against violence and the injustices of the world Gandhi never won a NOBEL. Has a phrase of Mahatma Gandhi that I admire much: ” Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. ” For me Mahatma Gandhi is a guy amazing because he showed us that we are all equal. We want peace for the world.

    Karla Vieira
    CNA – MASTER in ENGLISH 2 – T/T 4:30 PM

  9. Roberta Giorgetti Goçalves
    2011/09/06 at 5:48 pm

    Zilda Arns Neumann was born in 1934, in Forquilha, Santa Catarina. Trained in medicine, she specialized in Physical Education, Social Pediatrics and others improvements. In addition to great professional in the medical field, she was a great mother reconciling her family, the public service and office of doctor which was in the back of her home, and was opened at the late afternoon.
    She was director of Philanthropic Association Sara Lattes, where she organized cinics of maternal and infant, coordinated the training of teaching students and medical residents.
    In 1979, she coordinated the International Year of the Child in Parana, event supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), involving the Ministry of Health. The following year, led the vaccination campaign against polio in the state.
    In 1983, she founded and coordinated the Pastoral of the Child, a body belonging to the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB). The agency’s mission is work against child mortality, an idea emerged from a talk by James Grant, then executive director of UNICEF with Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns, Zilda’s brother, and Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo.
    The body has thousands of volunteers working in many poor communities in Brazil.Provide support for pregnant women, nutritional surveillance, information on breastfeeding, weight control and growth of the child. There is also the control of diarrhea and prevention of oral rehydration.
    On January 13, 2010, the command of the Brazilian Army in Haiti, confirmed that many Brazilians milititares and civilians died in the earthquake that hit the country.The victims were Dr. Zilda Arns, 75 years old.
    When I think people who made revolutions, changed ideas, governments, I prefer to think of those who with small gestures and actions started the change of life for many people who really need help. For this I consider Zilda Arns as a person of great importance to society. To continue her volunteer work could contribute much more to other communities and expand gobally.

  10. Luiz Felipe Feitosa Gouveia
    2011/09/06 at 6:26 pm

    It’s impossible talk about poems and plays without mention the name of Shakespeare. The “England’s national poet” was born on 26/04/1564 and died on 23/04/1616 after let his brand on world’s page. He let as inherence about 38 plays and several poems (most of them translated on major languages). He was born on Stratford-upon-Avon and had three kids. On the end of 1500 ages he started a writer and actor succeeded career, but just on the first fifteen ages of 1600 he wrote most of your plays and poems. His first plays were focused on comedies and historical characters, then after 1608 he wrote his most known plays: Hamlet, Rei Lear e Macbeth. Nowadays these plays are still considered some of the finest works in the English Language.
    Unfortunately a considerable part of Shakespeare’s life is a mysterious since there is little record about it. Some readers cogitates the possibility of Shakespeare be a homosexual because one of sonnets’ shows evidences about his love for a young man. Anyway one thing we can’t doubt it’s his ability to put on stages what famous philosophers were discussing and discovering on that ages. Shakespeare influenced people to open their minds about subjects as power, rage, infidelity, judge, ambition, love, sexuality etc. Several specialists and philosophers studied his works and most of them found a psychology rich experience.
    All these things make Shakespeare be an actual character even living 450 years ago.

    Luiz Felipe Feitosa Gouveia
    MA2 – T/T – 18:00 – 19:15hrs

  11. Gabriel
    2011/09/06 at 6:49 pm

    John Lennon.

    John Winston Ono Lennon was a famous singer and composer, that became world famous as a member from “The Beatles”.
    Born (October 9th, 1940) and raised in Liverpool, Lennon founded The Beatles in 1960. As the band ended towards the end of the decade, he started his solo career, producing the worldwide known album “Imagine”.
    Maried with Yoko Ono in 1969, Lennon began a new movement for the peace with her: the “Bed-In for Peace” at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel as their honeymoon. Three months later, they’ve made the second Bed-In, at Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. By the way, there he wrote and recorded the famous song “Give Peace a Chance”. Released as a single, it was quickly taken up as an anti-war anthem and sung by a quarter of a million demonstrators against the Vietnam War.
    Later that year, Lennon and Ono supported efforts by the family of James Hanratty, hanged for murder in 1962, to prove his innocence. Those who had condemned Hanratty were, according to Lennon, “the same people who are running guns to South Africa and killing blacks in the streets… The same bastards are in control, the same people are running everything, it’s the whole bullshit bourgeois scene.” In London, Lennon and Ono staged a “Britain Murdered Hanratty” banner march and a “Silent Protest For James Hanratty”, and produced a 40-minute documentary on the case.
    Two year later, following the Bloody Sunday incident in Nothern Island in 1972, in which 13 unarmed civil rights protester were shot dead by the British Army, Lennon and Ono wrote two songs protesting British presence and actions in Ireland: “Luck of the Irish” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.
    After that, Lennon decided to move himself out from the music business, to have a good time with his family. However, he re-ingressed in the music with a new album in 80’s. Even though, he was murdered 3 weeks after its release.
    In my opinion, John Lennon has contributed a lot for the world, using the music and the art, to help unknown causes, or even famous causes, getting the world attention to them. And even make followers for the peace and a lot of protestants agains the wars.

    Gabriel – ME2 – T/T- 4:30pm

  12. Thaiane Rodrigues Henrique
    2011/09/06 at 11:53 pm

    I choose two people to explain in this writing. I thought I had to write about a person important to world and an another person special for me.
    The first person is Martin Cooper, he was born in December 26, 1928, in Chicago, the USA. Martin graduated his college of Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, he served his country in war and after all he started working in Motorola. Cooper dedicated his studies to portable radios for police and gradually until the technology of mobile phones.
    In 1973, in the streets of New York, Martin made the first call, he is very ironic then he called to Joel Engel, who was company competitor. The first mobile phone weighed one kilogram and battery lasted 20 minutes.
    I think one of the greatest inventions of humanity great advance for the communication of the world. Nowadays, If you forget your cell phone is like without a piece of yourself. People have become dependent on this great little device (many, many years after that made by Martin de 1 kilogram).
    The second person ir Renato Manfredini Júnior or most known Renato Russo, he was born in March 27, 1960 in Brasília. Renato had 15 years old when suffered a disease known Epiphysiolysis, this time he read and studied a lot.
    The first band was the “Aborto Elétrico” but after some fights, the band ended and Renato passed through a phase as “Trovador Solitário”. Finally Renato Russo meets with Marcelo Bonfá, Eduardo Paraná and Paulo Guimarães where together are “Legião Urbana”. After little time e some changes, the band get consecration and get thousands of fans. The curiosity is that last concert was in January 14, 1995 at the home of presentations “Reggae Night” in Santos, São Paulo. I’m a big fan of music in general, I inclusive study a little, and Renato is one of my great idols. A musician, a composer, a singer, a poet…

    • Thaiane Rodrigues Henrique
      2011/09/06 at 11:54 pm

      *CNA – Master in English 2 – T/T – 4:30/5:45 pm

  13. Aline Tenório
    2011/09/07 at 1:36 am

    One of my favorites things that i like to talk about is, prejudice, and when i was thinking in someone to talk about, i choose Nelson Mandela. He is the extraordinery man who fought against apartheid, but he became a famous people when he was a president of South Africa between 1994 and 1999.
    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on july 18, 1918 in the town of Qunu, South Africa. When he was a law student, Mandela began his fight against apartheid regime, and 1944 he participated in the foundation, the ANC (anti-apartheid movement) Youth League.
    Throughout the 1950’s, Nelson Mandela was a leading member of the anti-apartheid movement and participated in the dissemination of the “Freedom Charter” in 1955, defended the document by which a program for the end of the apartheid regime.
    But he was imprisioned from 1964 and 1990, in 26 years he became the symbol of the anti-apartheid finght in South Africa. Even in prision managed to send letters to organize and encourage the fight to the end segregation in the country. In this period of imprisonment he received support from many social groups and goverments aroud the world.
    And in 1994 Mandela became the first black president of South Africa ruled the country until 1999, being responsible for the end of the apartheid regime in the country and the reconciliation of internal groups.
    With the end of his term as president, Mandela walked away from engaging in political causes of many social organizations in favor of human rights. He has received several
    international honors and congratulations for the recognition of his life fighting for social rights.
    Nelson Mandela was a hero to me because he had a goal and never gave up until it was finished. And there’s a phrase from Nelson Mandela that I adore, and summarized what was this man’s life:
    “The struggle is my life. I will continue to fight for freedom until the end of my days.” (Nelson Mandela).

    Aline de Melo Tenório
    CNA – Master in English 2 – T/T – 3:00/4:15 pm

  14. Mayara Pires
    2011/09/09 at 2:29 pm

    Marcus Vinicius da Cruz Mello Moraes born in 1913, in the city of Rio de Janeiro and when he was nine years old he changed his name to Vinicius de Moraes . Since he was a child his family inspired him in art.
    The most important part of his life is when he starts to make several partnerships with big names of the MPB like Tom Jobin, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and mainly Toquinho, starting the movement called “Bossa Nova”.
    He had a lot of women that, always, became his wives (to brief was nine), but one he couldn’t have that was Helô Pinheiro, his inspiring muse. To her he wrote the “Garota de Ipanema” the most famous song, that can be found nowadays in several languages.
    Toquinho and Vinicius were like one. One day after lose a guitar player, Moraes called to Toquinho to invited him for play in the place that was empty. Toquinho accepted and they first success was the hit: “…a copa do mundo é nossa…”. After this, Toquinho wrote “Aquarela”, with a Italian man, that made a lot of success around the world, and then translated to Brazilian’s language with Vinicius, making success in Brazil, too.
    Vinicius didn’t stop in the adults area, and started to compose child’s poems that turns a book called: “A Arca de Noé”. With thirty two poems, this amazing book became a TV show in Globo with famous names like Fábio Junior.
    I choose Vinicius because he had the power to transported us to a calm place and made us think about possibilities and about a fair world where, everybody, has the same rights. Since we are kids, we sing songs like “A casa” that inspired us, even without knowing who’s the author. He gave us the chance to dream.

    Mayara Pires
    CNA – Master in English 2 – SAT – 8:15/10:15 am

  15. Ana Carolina G. Iglesias
    2011/09/10 at 3:38 am

    Knowledge is power

    The precious benefit of the world is a diffuse of the knowledge. I’m journalist and couldn’t leave to talk about the Johannes Gutenberg, responsible of the press creating.
    There are many important things that revaluated the communication , but in my point of view the best invention of the humanity was the press. Do you imagine a world without books, newspapers or magazines? It is crazy, but I think that if the press don’t were created, others communications mass don’t could exist too.

    Let me explain something. The press creation permitted printing books and magazines faster. With his invention, Gutenberg diffused the knowledge in mass and was responsible for the mainly event of the modern period, the Press Revolution.

    Gutenberg was a man ahead of its time. He was a first person to use the mobile press. With this kind of equipment, raise the production of the printers and his invention contributed of the mass production.

    After this creation the world really changed. Gutenberg let the biggest inherence of the humanity.

    Ana Carolina G. Iglesias
    CNA – Master in English 2 – Saturday – 8:00/10:15 am

  16. Ana Carolina G. Iglesias
    2011/09/10 at 3:39 am

    Ana Carolina G. Iglesias :Knowledge is power
    The precious benefit of the world is a diffuse of the knowledge. I’m journalist and couldn’t leave to talk about the Johannes Gutenberg, responsible of the press creating.There are many important things that revaluated the communication , but in my point of view the best invention of the humanity was the press. Do you imagine a world without books, newspapers or magazines? It is crazy, but I think that if the press don’t were created, others communications mass don’t could exist too.
    Let me explain something. The press creation permitted printing books and magazines faster. With his invention, Gutenberg diffused the knowledge in mass and was responsible for the mainly event of the modern period, the Press Revolution.
    Gutenberg was a man ahead of its time. He was a first person to use the mobile press. With this kind of equipment, raise the production of the printers and his invention contributed of the mass production.
    After this creation the world really changed. Gutenberg let the biggest inherence of the humanity.
    Ana Carolina G. IglesiasCNA – Master in English 2 – Saturday – 8:00/10:15 am

  17. Priscilla Pimentel
    2011/09/10 at 2:56 pm

    Name: Priscilla Verissimo Pimentel
    Group: Master in English 2 (Saturday – 08:00/10:15)
    Teacher: Milena


    Although I wasn’t born is this age, on decade 90, I admire a singer that revolutionized the brazilian music. Agenor de Miranda Araujo Neto , known like Cazuza, was born in Rio de Janeiro on April 4th , 1958 and died in Rio de Janeiro, on July 7th, 1990 of Aids’ victim. When he was a child , he had always wrotten some songs and poems . To he become the biggest Singer, had influence of Dolores Duran, Lupicínio Rodrigues, Noel Rosa, Maysa and Dalva de Oliveira. He is considered one the best brazilian composers and his musics always were a manner that himself express.
    He started your carrier like Barao Vermelho vocalist and he recorded some musics like “ Pro dia nascer feliz” , “Maior abandonado”, “Bete balanço” and others. The band was the sucess on decade 80, but on July, 1985 Cazuza leave the band to have more freedom to compose his music and express himself though music and poetry. This year, he showed his first album “ Exagerado” that was one of the biggest hits . In this album, have musics like “Exagerado” , “Codinome Beija Flor”and “Só as mães são felizes”.
    On 1986, he recorded his second album with many hits like “O nosso amor a gente inventa”,”Ritual” and others. After two years of casting his first album, Cazuza discovered that he had HIV vírus, when he hospitalized with pneumonia. On 1988, he started the project of new album, that had many of musics like song of Globo soap opera and this have musics that its become eternal in our country, the true mark, almost a hymn, some examples was “O tempo não para” , “Brasil” , “Ideologia” (album name) and “Faz parte do meu show”.Cazuza did a declaration in public affirming that had HIV vírus.
    After this, his health was worsing until he was received awards with wheelchair. On July, 1990, Cazuza died with 32 years old , leaving 126 songs , millions of fans and missing a lot.
    I choose write about him because I think that he was a genius of brazilian music: knew to defend his country, showed his opinion even with all problems and received a affection of the public, and this I admire a lot.

  18. Carolina Musetti
    2011/09/10 at 7:25 pm

    The Psychoanalysis’ Father

    Sigmund Freud was born on 1856. This name was responsible for revolution study about human mind.
    He was graduated on Medicine e studied more about minds diseases. Thinking that, he created a new theory. This said that people had this kind of disease because didn’t show what they were thinking, they were feeling. Didn’t express anything what passed inside their minds.
    After that, this psychoanalyst decided treat cases across the dreams interpretation and also the free association. In this one, he made with the patients spoke anything that pass in their heads.
    This method was able to discover the “close feeling”, that feelings the patients keep inside themselves. In this way, Freud did cure many minds diseases.
    He wrote important books talking this subject like Dreams Interpretation, Psychology of everyday life and others.
    In his texts, he blamed the repression of society. They didn’t agree with manifestation about some feelings, considered wrongs to social and religious point of view. One example, subject like sex was the most closed feeling. In that time, this affirmative turns a big scandal. However, didn’t delay to others psychologists agree with Freud.
    Many critical have been made to psychoanalytic method, but, as much as science advances, concepts used to Freud continue to influence the diagnostic.

    Carolina Musetti dos Santos
    CNA – Master in English 2 – Sat 08:00/10:15 a.m.

  19. Fernando Augusto ME2 T/T 15:00
    2011/09/13 at 7:11 pm

    Now i`ll talk about Jesus, I know that u`ll think that is non sense, but i admire him a lot and i know taht everyboydy admires him.
    He was a normal kid, with a mother, a poor mother that in real it was his real mother, but she loved her a lot. The years passed, he growed up and he was an awesome people with a lot of things to say for everybody, every single person, to save them, to help them.
    He made somethings that now we say that are miracles, and in that age the people said it too. For exemple, one thing that he made, one “miracle”, he made a a blind man see, WOW it`s impossible, that`s the point, it`s not impossible if u don`t think it`s impossible.
    That man… No, that awesome person, that pure person, made a lot of this miracles, and some people didn`t like these miracles, it was kind of a jalous.
    Has passed some time, he died, but he died like a hero, like a person that the other person will inpired theirselves, and until now, he`s kind of a hero, he`s a good person for everybody, he`s a son of God like every single person in this planet, Earth.

  20. Fernando Alex
    2011/09/13 at 9:36 pm

    I choose Albert Einstein for his curiosity on discover the mysteries of the scientific world. I believe we’ve all stopped to think about how the natural stuff works. It’s something almost intuitive. And that man made significant written for the modern physics. He symbolizes our most intimate dreams.

    It’s also very important to mention that when his studies of nuclear energy led American politicians to use it for military purposes and to explode Hiroshima during World War II, Einstein perhaps had the same feeling that Santos Dumond must have felt when airplanes began to be used for war purposes.

    So I think Einstein`s goal was to use science for help human beings in their day to day. His dreams was about the time and the existence. Behind the formulas and calculations, there was a man worried about the problems of universe, life, God, and creation.

    To conclude, a bright quote by Mr. Einstein:

    ”A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving…”

    Fernando Alex Graca de Souza
    CNA – Master in English 2 – 18:00/19:15 pm

  21. Bernardo Cavalcanti
    2011/09/13 at 10:01 pm

    Well, its hard to choose only one person who had contributed to society, so I chose Charlie Chaplin, because I love movies, cinema and he just revolutionized the industry of arts, he was very smart, with political views too. Charlie was born in April 16, 1889 in London, England, he died in December 25, 1977, he had a long life.
    Charlie was a film actor, director, and writer. One of the most original creator in the history of movies. He got famous with his character of using a hat, suit and a mustache, people remember him with the famous fat and the lean.
    Charlie Chaplin was born in a poor district of London. His mother, Hannah Chaplin, a talented singer, actress, and piano player, spent most of her life in and out of mental hospitals. His father, Charles Chaplin Sr. was a fairly successful singer until he began drinking. After his parents separated, Charlie and his half-brother, spent most of their childhood in orphanages, where they often went hungry. Without a good read and write, Chaplin left school to tour with a group of comic entertainers. By the age of nineteen he had become one of the most popular music-hall performers in England.
    In 1910 Chaplin went to the United States to tour in A Night in an English Music Hall. He was chosen to appear in the silent Keystone comedy series. In these early movies, Chaplin changed his style. He stopped overacting and became more delicate and precise in his movements. He created the role of “the tramp.”
    He just started to make movies, and one time had appears the ”modern times”, a farce about the cruelty and greed of modern industry, contains some of the funniest gags and comic sequences in film history, the most famous being the tramp’s battle with an eating machine gone crazy, this is one film that a lot of teachers pass to they students, it’s very interesting when you talk about sociology.
    The American people were outraged by the outspoken quality of his political views, the problems in his personal life, and the often bitter elements expressed in his art. A socialist and an atheist, Chaplin expressed a hatred for dictatorship.

    Bernardo C. Cavalcanti
    Master in English 2 – T/T 6pm


  22. Fernando Augusto ME2 T/T 15:00
    2011/09/13 at 10:02 pm

    Karl Benz, I know that almost no one recognizes he and his invention,that was a big one,because he created one of the most used means of transport,the car.
    His father was a train conductor,and this is one of the reasons he became interested in the subject,since an early age he wanted to follow his father’s profession.Karl and your family were poor,and this disrupted the beginning of his creation,but he did not give up and over came the difficulties.In 1883, he founded a new company producing industrial machines: Benz & Company Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik.The success of the company gave Benz the opportunity to indulge in his old passion of designing a horseless carriage. Based on his experience with, and fondness for, bicycles, he used similar technology when he created an automobile.In 1866,he created his first car and finished his creation in 1885 and named it the Benz Patent Motorwagen,but had a problem:early customers could only buy gasoline from pharmacies that sold small quantities as a cleaning product. The early-1888 version of the Motorwagen had no gears and could not climb hills unaided. This limitation was rectified after Bertha Benz made her famous trip driving one of the vehicles a great distance and suggested to her husband the addition of another gear.
    An important part in the Benz story is this first long distance automobile trip, where entrepreneurial Bertha Benz, supposedly without the knowledge of her husband, on the morning of August 5, 1888, took this vehicle on a 106 km trip from Mannheim to Pforzheim to visit her mother, taking her sons with her,the trip was a success with he new automobile!!
    In conclusion,Karl was very persistent and perfeccionist.Unfortunately, today no one knows about his life, I think he should be more recognized for doing what he did.

    Bibliography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Benz AND http://www1.mercedes-benz.com.br/historia/biografia/karl/cenbiografiakarl.htm
    Lucas Mourao Perino
    Master In english 2 TT/6pm

  23. Agenor de Oliveira Neto
    2011/09/13 at 10:09 pm

    A person that I admire is Ayrton Senna, because he could to hold many persons in front a TV every Sundays to view he running in F1. Many Brazilians inspired in Ayrton Senna because in that time the Brazil didn’t have a good reputation in the world and he showed that Brazil had many important things. He tried to show that Brazilian people were polite, civilized and had other qualities.
    When he died the Brazil stopped. The people cried this death.
    After this the F1 never more was the same. Neither other Brazilian could to hold the persons for long time.
    And after the death was created the Ayrton Senna Institute that help children and adolescents.
    He said ~If we want to change anything, is for the children that we need to start, by the education”
    The institute nowadays helps 977,547 children and adolescents of 463 cities in 25 Brazilian states, with the collaboration of 51,217 volunteers teachers e 3,375 schools
    The bland Senna is always associated to best products as motorcycles Ducati, boats off-shore, bicycles and other kinds of products.
    There are too a Sennina. The personage of cartoon of Senna. The Senninha is used in many products by Globo foundation.
    Besides of magazine, the brand Senninha and Senninha Baby is used in 350 products as toys, foods, clothes and school supplies.
    The matrix of this institute is in Sao Paulo.
    The first time that he drove the car, he was 4 years. He won 41 times in F1, 65 pole positions and 3 times he was world champion.

    Agenor de Oliveira Neto – Master In English 2 – T/T 6:00pm

  24. Felipe Tavares
    2011/09/13 at 11:36 pm

    I chose to talk about he, for what he did for his people, fought, fought for the rights of blacks in a racist society.
    Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela (Mvezo, July 18, 1918) is a lawyer, a former rebel leader and former president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Principal representative of the anti-apartheid movement as an activist and transformative African history. Considered by most people in a fight for freedom, was considered by the South African government a terrorist. His life was brilliantly portrayed in the movies “Invictus” (2009) and “Goodbye Bafana” (2007), showing its conversion into an activist by peaceful methods, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He spent his childhood in the region of Thembu before pursuing a career in law. In 1990 he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize, which was received in 2002. South Africa is also known as ‘Madiba’, an honorary title adopted by members of Mandela’s clan.

    Mandela became involved in opposition to the apartheid regime, which denied blacks (the majority of the population) political, social and economic. After the 1948 election gave the victory to the Afrikaner National Party, which would be the developer’s policy of racial segregation – Mandela joined the Congress of the People (1975) (forerunner of the ANC) announced that the Freedom Letter – a document containing a basic program for the anti-apartheid cause.

    Committed start with only non-violent acts in the wake of Gandhi, Mandela and his colleagues decided to resort to armed struggle after the Sharpeville massacre (21 March 1960), when the South African police fired on black protesters, unarmed, killing 69 people and wounding 180 – and the subsequent illegality of the ANC and other anti-apartheid groups that joined the military in this survey.

    In August 1962 he was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison for illegal travel abroad and incitement to strike. On June 2, 1967 was sentenced again, this time to life in prison (though he escaped a sentence of hanging), for planning armed action, in particular sabotage (which Mandela admitted) and conspiracy to help other countries invade South Africa (which Mandela denied). During the twenty-six years, Mandela became increasingly associated with opposition to apartheid, the cry “Free Nelson Mandela” became a banner of all campaigns and anti-apartheid groups around the world. Refusing to change a parole by refusing to stop the encouragement of armed struggle (February 1985), Mandela remained in prison until February 1990 when the campaign of the ANC and international pressure led to his release on February 11, by order of President Frederik Willem de Klerk. The ANC was also taken from the illegality.

    I think for these reasons, we must take Nelson Mandela as an example of life, and fought as much for his people, was arrested and yet not give up its interests, or interests of a society. if we had more people with this determination for what they want and civilized protests also using and not using violence, I think that we would have a world a little or a lot better!

    Felipe Tavares, Master in english 2 T/T 3 p.m

  25. Giuliana Eira
    2011/09/14 at 12:54 am

    Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, musician, poet and painter. Born in the State of Minessota (May 24th, 1941). At age of ten Dylan wrote his first poem, and later learned guitar and piano by himself. He moved to Minneapolis in September 1959 and went to the University of Minnesota, where his early focus on rock and roll gave way to an interest in American folk music. Without even graduate, he quit university and moved to New York City, where he played his music at clubs around Greenwich Village. His talent were recognized by the producer John Hammond and he had a record deal. By the time Dylan’s second album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, released in May 1963, he had begun to make his name as both a singer and a songwriter. Many of the songs on this album were labeled protest songs, inspired partly by Woody Guthrie (the folk’s daddy) and influenced by Pete Seeger’s passion for topical songs. When the United States became involved in the Vietnam War, citizens believed that the Vietnam War wasn’t the United States’ war. Protests became a big thing across the country. This man protested musically. Bob Dylan wrote songs that protested the Vietnam War, although he wasn’t the best singer or musician in many people’s opinions, his lyrics are what made him famous. Bob Dylan opened new areas in song writing by writing anti-war songs. The lyrics that Bob Dylan wrote contributed to a new way of anti-war protest in the 1960’s, not only famous for his lyrics, but for what he contributed to folk music.
    “Bob Dylan, an American composer, singer, and musician, he was the most influential folk-song writer of the early 1960’s”.
    The ways of protest changed with the new ways of writing music that Bob Dylan began. In this context of war, he was the voice of the mass, protesting musically with such great lyrics. Also, his influence on rock and roll has changed and will keep changing music forever.

    Giuliana Farias Eira – MI 2 T/T 4:30 pm

  26. larissa
    2011/09/15 at 3:13 pm

    one of the people I most admire and John Winston Ono Lennon,because it was and still is one of the greatest musicians of the world,born 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, England,won worldwide fame as one of the founders of the British rock group The Beatles,The existence of the Beatles, John Lennon with Paul McCartney formed what would be one of the best and most famous pairs of composers of all times.On April 10, 1970, Paul McCartney officially announced the end of the Beatles,On April 10, 1970, Paul McCartney officially announced the end of the Beatles, because there were fights between the members,and the end of the band began to portray the lifestyle polemicist,went solo in the 60 and 70.
    On the night of December 8, 1980,was shot dead by a fan of the beatles,John Lennon became an inspiration for all her fans because we won with his talent and wisdom that was unfortunately not been exploited very active from 1957 to 1980 playing various genres of music like rock and roll, pop rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock,played different instruments like guitar, piano, bass.Lennon founded the Quarrymen in 1956, initially a skiffle band, In 1958, John began to lose interest in skiffle, starting to play more rock and roll, In 1960, the band changed its name five times, then they have definitely changed the name The Beatles.The Beatles were a British rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960 and the musical group the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed history of popular music. [1] In 1962, the group was formed by John Lennon (rhythm guitar and vocals ), Paul McCartney (bass and vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar and vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Rooted in skiffle and rock and roll of the 1950s, the band came later to take on various genres ranging from folk rock to psychedelic rock, often incorporating elements of classical music and others on innovative and creative ways. Its growing popularity, the British press called “Beatlemania”, made ​​them grow in sophistication. The Beatles came to be perceived as the embodiment of progressive ideals and his influence extended to the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.they are the best band of our history

  27. larissa
    2011/09/15 at 3:14 pm

    one of the people I most admire and John Winston Ono Lennon,because it was and still is one of the greatest musicians of the world,born 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, England,won worldwide fame as one of the founders of the British rock group The Beatles,The existence of the Beatles, John Lennon with Paul McCartney formed what would be one of the best and most famous pairs of composers of all times.On April 10, 1970, Paul McCartney officially announced the end of the Beatles,On April 10, 1970, Paul McCartney officially announced the end of the Beatles, because there were fights between the members,and the end of the band began to portray the lifestyle polemicist,went solo in the 60 and 70.
    On the night of December 8, 1980,was shot dead by a fan of the beatles,John Lennon became an inspiration for all her fans because we won with his talent and wisdom that was unfortunately not been exploited very active from 1957 to 1980 playing various genres of music like rock and roll, pop rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock,played different instruments like guitar, piano, bass.Lennon founded the Quarrymen in 1956, initially a skiffle band, In 1958, John began to lose interest in skiffle, starting to play more rock and roll, In 1960, the band changed its name five times, then they have definitely changed the name The Beatles.The Beatles were a British rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960 and the musical group the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed history of popular music. [1] In 1962, the group was formed by John Lennon (rhythm guitar and vocals ), Paul McCartney (bass and vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar and vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Rooted in skiffle and rock and roll of the 1950s, the band came later to take on various genres ranging from folk rock to psychedelic rock, often incorporating elements of classical music and others on innovative and creative ways. Its growing popularity, the British press called “Beatlemania”, made ​​them grow in sophistication. The Beatles came to be perceived as the embodiment of progressive ideals and his influence extended to the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.they are the best band of our history

    Larissa Romao MI 2

  28. Jorge Garcia
    2011/09/15 at 6:03 pm

    I admire Mahatma Gandhi for being a humanitarian who fought against oppression and prejudice using peaceful gestures.
    Mahatma Gandhi was born in the western Indian having a traditional Hindu family.
    He graduated in law in England, getting there his moral change inspiring himself in Western sociologists and philosophers such as Henry Salt. Which reinforced the conviction of Gandhi in remain vegetarian (such as Hinduism has always defended)
    His first contact with the struggle against oppression occurred on a trip to Africa to defend a company with serious legal complications. In the process (that Gandhi solved with ease) he discovered that the local Hindu population was being suppressed having their votes invalided.
    Then Gandhi began to pay attention to humanitarian issues, preaching nonviolence and showing the people the power them have when the desire for change becomes strong enough to overcome the primitivism.
    One of his best-known acts was the “salt march”, where Gandhi repressed English abuse in the sale of industrial salt teaching local people to make their own salt with simple resources they had.
    He was persecuted, and beaten many times, but never sought revenge or violence.
    He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu radical. Gandhi died asking to anyone punish the murderer, but the murderer was hanged.
    Gandhi is a great example to me of willpower, self overcome and non-violence, even in extreme situations that he faced.
    His life was marked by the incessant search for truth and spiritual progress, their achievements have inspired major political of future, like Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jorge Luis da Silva Garcia
    Master in English 2 T/T 15:00

  29. Vitor Florencio
    2011/09/15 at 7:14 pm

    Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher born in Prussia (Germany) in October 15th, 1884. A brilliant thinker who studied a lot about religion, specifically Christianity.
    Son of a Lutheran pastor, what made him a religious child, was raised by female relatives after his father’s death, later at the age of twenty he stopped believe in Christianity and ironically planned study Theology, just to please his mother. At the college Nietzsche got a hard phase in his life, where get involved in different parties and surrendering his own-self for orgies, contaminating him by syphilis, sickness that led to his death.
    He wrote lots of autobiography drafts during the college years. Intelligent and studious, dedicated him life to study and write conclusions, some of them not really clearly but thoughtful. That is why Friedrich Nietzsche is person that I admire.
    I believe that Nietzsche was a visionary, a man ahead of his time. He made many people think about traditional morality and absolute truth, which can help us in our own live.
    One of the most significant contributions Nietzsche made was in the area of psychology not philosophy, as we imagine. One of the most significant conclusions he did in this field was that traditional morality consists of different expressions for the same thing, that good actions and bad actions can derive from the same motive.
    Some people say Nietzsche got mad, true, but who could not get mad after made a profound search in his own mind to find the absolute truth. Some of last writing of Nietzsche proves his madness in notes full of disagreements.

    Vitor da Silva Florencio
    CNA – Master in English 2 – T/T – 4:30/5:45 pm

  30. Raísa
    2011/09/19 at 12:47 am

    Some years ago I read a book by Valeria Piazza Polizzi, that until nowadays I’ve never seen anything seemed with her history. First of all the ideas and feelings that she passed in the history I could lived as I was part of that. In fact, her thoughts and reasoning reached the mines.
    This book brought the history of her life written by herself, since she had contract the HIV. She told a little about how was her life before this fact and how she contract the virus, and told so much about the after. In the history you move all the time and can understand the real time of the person with this matter. In the midst of, she told details about the relationship with her boyfriend, friends, parents, and with herself. And this facts are so important to everybody knows and understand, but how we can do that if the system doesn’t show this true? If the kings of authority doesn’t care about the population?
    In the government for example this is a problem that the public health appears don’t control. And if the world doesn’t has a impact or shock, it sets to getting worse. (Yes, it is possible!).
    I chose her because I think that for the readers this fact can touch the minds and heart in a way that the people get the idea of this trauma and open the minds about a big problem in the society that ever has being a deadlock and reason of many controversy. And she could and can live very well with the virus and she had courage to put her history in a book, for millions of “strange people” read and looking for itself, avoiding to do the same, and pass on the learn.
    In particular, if everybody could have a hero in your way like singer, writer, actor, politician, etc. that could open our mind for a good cause the world would awake for a new window, with others proposals.
    Without a doubt she could open minds and save some lifes showing her suffering and advising people to not do the same. And showing obviously that even you make a mistake you can’t stop your happy.

    Raísa Patrocínio
    MI2-Sab 8h

  31. Danielle Bairrada
    2011/09/28 at 1:42 am

    Leonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci. This man was simply fantastic. He is considered one of the greatest painters of all time and the person endowed of more several talents. Da vinci stood out as mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, poet and musician, although he had no formation in most of these areas. And is almost known as precursor of aviation and ballistics.

    In a study conducted in 1926 by Catherine Coxhis his IQ was estimated at about 180. Other soucers more accurated mention values between 220 and 250. He was an Italian Renaissance artist, was born on April 15,1452. There are some doubts about the city he was born: for some historians, was in Anchiano, while for others it was a town located on the right bank of the Arno River near the Alban Hills, between the Italian cities of Florence and Pisa.
    Leonardo was very ahead of his time and is revered by his incredible technological ingenuity. He used to write down all of his researchs and findings to transmit his knowledge to the future generation and he knew that if his manuscripts were discovered by the church, there would be a good chance of being considered a heretic (because of scientific content considered by the same witchcraft), and so would end a terrible punishment, hence the idea of writing from right to left (inverse of writing), so that only through a mirror, his manuscripts were deciphered.

    Another method of transmitting messages to future generations that he believed they were highly developed (due to the rational progress of human beings), the painting was, through this art with the aid of symbolism, most compromising left messages, so that may change the man’s conviction. At the same time that a work he painted hides a secret, also reveals (or vice versa), a good example is the Madonna of the Rocks, quoted in the book The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown.
    Some historians and experts conclude that Leonardo loved to distort things like a puzzle. Many feel that his inverted writing was a code and to protect his sketches against spies. According to Bruce Peterson, daRYP Australia Major Projects, Leonardo da Vinci wrote like this because it was left-handed and did not want to blur the texts that created feverishly. Since historians believe that the writing was a sign that Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, because he used to wrote in a scrambled way and sometimes liked to make anagrams.

    Records written by the artist offer practical solutions to flood control, reveal the principle of steam and present projects of submarines and helicopters. Moreover, the genius has designed most of the channels of Lombardy, made accurate calculations for the construction of basilicas of Milan and Pavia, and developed the basic tools of mechanics, such as nut, screw, pulley, brake systems and clutch , strap, crank, clutch, transmission and power.
    Your resume in the field of inventions is vast: he invented many machines but he didn’t built. In 1482, he designed a tank with cannons. Designed parachute, musical instruments, machines to make spaghetti, garlic presses, cutters, eggs and even napkins. He also created watches that marked hours and minutes, machine guns, swing bridges, wrote fables.

    ““You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.”

    Danielle Loureiro Gaza Bairrada – MI 2 T/T

  32. Angelo
    2011/10/29 at 1:17 am

    Neil Alden Armstrong is an American former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot upon the Moon.
    Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he flew over 900 flights in a variety of aircraft. As a research pilot, Armstrong served as project pilot on the F-100 Super Sabre A and C variants, F-101 Voodoo, and the Lockheed F-104A Starfighter. He also flew the Bell X-1B, Bell X-5, North American X-15, F-105 Thunderchief, F-106 Delta Dart, B-47 Stratojet, KC-135 Stratotanker, and one of eight elite pilots paraglider research vehicle program (Paresev). He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Southern California.
    A participant in the U.S. Air Force’s Man In Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966, for which he was the command pilot, becoming one of the first U.S. civilians to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first manned docking of two spacecraft with pilot David Scott. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent 2 hours exploring while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Richard Nixon along with Collins and Aldrin, and was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor by President Jimmy Carter in 1978.
    After Armstrong served as backup commander for Apollo 8, Slayton offered him the post of commander of Apollo 11 on December 23, 1968, as 8 orbited the Moon. In a meeting that was not made public until the publication of Armstrong’s biography in 2005, Slayton told him that although the planned crew was Armstrong as commander, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins, he was offering the chance to replace Aldrin with Jim Lovell. After thinking it over for a day, Armstrong told Slayton he would stick with Aldrin, as he had no difficulty working with him and thought Lovell deserved his own command. Replacing Aldrin with Lovell would have made Lovell the Lunar Module Pilot, unofficially the lowest ranked member, and Armstrong could not justify placing Lovell, the commander of Gemini 12, in the number 3 position of the crew.
    A March 1969 meeting between Slayton, George Low, Bob Gilruth, and Chris Kraft determined that Armstrong would be the first person on the Moon, in some part because NASA management saw Armstrong as a person who did not have a large ego.[59] A press conference held on April 14, 1969 gave the design of the LM cabin as the reason for Armstrong being first; the hatch opened inwards and to the right, making it difficult for the lunar module pilot, on the right-hand side, to egress first. Slayton added, “Secondly, just on a pure protocol basis, I figured the commander ought to be the first guy out. . . . I changed it as soon as I found they had the time line that showed that. Bob Gilruth approved my decision.” At the time of their meeting, the four men did not know about the hatch issue. The first knowledge of the meeting outside the small group came when Kraft wrote his 2001 autobiography.
    On July 16, 1969, Armstrong received a crescent moon carved out of Styrofoam from the pad leader, Guenter Wendt, who described it as a key to the Moon. In return, Armstrong gave Wendt a ticket for a “space taxi” “good between two planets”.
    Neil Armstrong it was one of the most influent peolple in that time, and he still is, because he is not only smart, but he is a humble person, he is not a proud guy.

    Ângelo Gabriel França Faustino – MI2, teacher Milena

  33. Bárbara Moya - MIE2 Sat 08:00 AM
    2011/11/05 at 5:29 am

    Born in 1955, Steven Paul Jobs was one of the greatest geniuses of the twentieth century, creator of Apple, NeXT and Pixar, and developer of various concepts in modern computing.

    Son of Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah John Jandali, the boy was given up for adoption because the girl’s father would not allow the marriage. It was then adopted by a young electrician and his wife, Paul and Clara Jobs, who gave him the Christian name.
    Despite being a very humble couple, Paul and Clara always encouraged Steve to studies at age 17 joined at Reed College, but abandoned the course because of financial difficulties.

    In 1976, along with his friend Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer in the garage of his parents and launch the revolutionary Apple I and sometime later, the Apple II.
    Three years later, on a visit to Xerox’s research center, Jobs “got inspered” and begins the Lisa project, a failure that would revolutionize the personal computer market.

    The system has a graphical interface, controlled by a new device: the mouse. The failed project led to another, which was completely successful: the Macintosh.
    In 1985, ironically, Jobs is fired from Apple and creates NeXT, develops its own operating system, NeXTStep, releasing version 1.0 in 1989. Jobs bought also the Lucasfilms, a computer animation studio, Pixar Studios, and has partnered with Disney, developing blockbusters as Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Cars.
    In 1996, the sale of NeXT for Apple, Jobs return to the company as a consultant and later as CEO. He was largely responsible for creating products such as i-line (iMac, iPod, iPhone and more recently, iPad).
    Battling pancreatic cancer since 2004 Jobs asked the removal company’s board in August 2011. His health worsened and increasingly, on October 5, 2011, died in Palo Alto, city-based Apple in California, at 56 years of age.

  34. Lucas Ferreira
    2011/11/17 at 3:33 pm

    Nowadays we can see the world is mix but in the past was very comum the black people suffer prejudice or another kind of people that wasn’t white, so one people worked hard to change this, her name was Isabel Cristina Leopoldina Augusta Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga de Bragança e Bourbon yes this is the name or just Princess Isabel

    She was the last imperial princess of the Brasilian monarch period . She had write the ‘’lei aurea’’ it was a law that gave freedom to the slaves, in season a lot os people questioned the law there were a lot opposition but with the help of the middle class she fought for the rights of this people. Isabel continued in the imperium until to brasilian population ban the ‘’real family’’.

    With this change in the cenarium not only in Brasil but in the world, black people now can fights for the rights with equality it don’t finish whit the prejudice until today people suffer prejudice but now they have the rights and they are normal people like anyone, today the president of the most powerfull country of the world is black the champion of Formula one was black in the last year a sport that black people was prohibited, now we can see the world is changing.
    I think that a good part of this evolution toward to the first step that was gave for Isabel, we need more people like she to change the world and live in a nice society

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