Whether you like it or not, the harsh winter brings with it terrible weather, that can damage your house if you're not careful enough. However, with these tips, you can help slim your chances of having a truly cold and miserable Christmas.
1.Before the ice starts coming, make sure to stock up on rock salts to melt ice on walkways, sand to improve traction, and snow shovels and other snow removing equipment. You never know, you just might get a white Christmas!
2.During cold, winter weather, make sure to:
Walk carefully on icy walkways
Keep dry. Change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
Keep pipes well insulated to prevent freezing. If they do, remove all insulation and wrap pipes in rags. Open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, mostly over where they were exposed to the cold the most.
3.Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them checked every year.
4.Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers. Allow faucets to trickle when not in use. Running water, even a trickle, helps prevent water freezing.
Hopefully, these tips will help you keep you and your family safe from the freezing weather. They'll help you out in difficult situations and hopefully you will escape this winter without freezing pipes and unwanted accidents.
Le monde = the world
Une vallé = a valley
Le terre = the earth
Un fleuve = a river
Un arbre = a tree
L’herbe = grass
Une feuille = a leaf
Une fleur = a flower
Un arbuste = a bush
La plage = the beech
La nature = nature
Une legume = a vegetable
L’enrionnement = environment
Organique = organic
Le climat = climate
La forệt = the forest
Le réchauffement climatique = global warming
L’ecologie = ecology
L’océan = the ocean
La mer = the sea
Un lac = a lake
Un étang = a pond
Un glacier = a glacier
Fonder = to melt
Geler = to freeze
Une montagne = a mountain
Las fallas is a festival that celebrates St. Joseph in Valencia, Spain. The term fallas referers to not only the celebration but also the monuments which are created as part of the celebration. Most neighbourhoods in Valencia create a statue or a monument called a ‘falla’ which after the celebration is burnt as part of tradition.
One of the reasons people believe this celebration came about is because in the middle ages carpenters needed candles and wood to burn during the winter so that they could work in the dim lighting, in spring they no longer needed the candles and wood because it began to get brighter. They burnt all of their remaining wood and candles in spring to celebrate the spring equinox. Over time and because of the intervention of the church the celebration was moved to coincide with the festival of Saint Joseph because he was the patron saint of carpenters.
In recent times and especially during the 20th century during the spanish civil war the ‘falla’ or monuments were anti-clerical or used to show dissatisfaction with the government.
The ‘falla’ are then burnt on the final day of the las fallas. The first falla is lit at around 10pm, but most neighbourhood falla are burnt closer to midnight. The fire brigade are always on call incase of any fallas(failure).
There are many festivals in France that cover all aspects of entertainment. These include biennale de la danse de Lyon , the deauville festival , Festival d'Avignon and the cannes film festival.
1. biennale de la danse de Lyon is a festival celebrating all the different types of dance. Having explored dance from numerous different geographical locations.After the first Biennale de la Danse in 1984, showcasing the most successful dancers of the 20th century, 1986 was the year that saw the first version of the Biennial as we would recognise it today.
2. The Deauville American Film Festival has become an incredibly popular event since it began in 1975. Although not a competitive festival to begin with, the Festival has been awarding prizes for American independent cinema since 1995, which include the Grand Prix du Jury, the Prix du Jury and a Prix de la Critique Internationale. This is the only Festival in the world to screen films for the general public and cinema enthusiasts 24/7 for a 10-day period, from the first Friday in September to the Sunday of the following week.
3. Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Avignon Festival is one of the biggest international festivals for contemporary live performance there is. Each year in July attracting a large number of visitors from every generation (more than 130,000 tickets sold) to view around forty works of theatre and dance, as well as fine art and music. In addition to its official programme, Avignon's OFF Festival also enables a thousand additional companies to participate in the event in around a hundred different venues.
4. A major event in the world of film, Cannes Film Festival takes place every year during the second fortnight of May. The “Palme d'Or” (Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded by the Festival's jury to the year's best competing film. The first ever Cannes Film Festival dates back to 20th September 1946. The main screenings take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, on the famous Croisette.
Since 1959 every country celebrates Children’s day. Ireland celebrates this day on the 20th of November, as this is the day that the United Nations proposed this law. In Spain is celebrated on the 15th of April. Every country celebrates this day to say that children do not have responsibilities or obligations, also all countries have different methods to celebrate this day.
10 educational facts!
1. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
2. If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
3. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
4. A cockroach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
5. Banging your head off a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
6. The catfish has over 27000 taste buds.
7. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
8. Butterflies taste with their feet.
9. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
10. Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
The hosts of the sci fest preparing the show for 1st years ,2nd years and 6th class students who have participated in the sci fest competition on Tuesday 11th November.
Some CBS students look on as Ms.Gallagher helps them prepare an experiment for the science show they presented Tuesday 11th
Sci Fest,We are practicing preparing for the science show. We are doing the Dry Ice experiment.You can see the result!!!
BARYAL KHAN ZAREEN.
There are those who like science, those who don’t like science and those who love science so much that they are willing to take time out of their lives to host a science show for young students and potential future scientists. Now personally I fall into the first category but was thrilled to be able to host a show for several primary schools.
The show was a mix of experiments to excite and captivate the audience of children and show them how interesting science can be compared to the primary school curriculum. It was presented by first time host ‘Ben Cummins’ and ‘Daniel Butt’. The show ran for roughly thirty minutes and in my completely unbiased opinion was a huge hit. A reporter from the Roscommon Herald was present to write an article for her newspaper, but got a much more up close and personal experience when the hosts elected her for one of the wetter experiments on display. The show went down well with the crowd receiving it positively. The show then ended with volunteers from the audience coming up the play music with plastic tubing with the labels A,C,D,E,F and G and on that note I’ve said all that i need to say on the science show.
Es un colegio con mucha historia, se fundó en 1937 en 1974 se construyó el laboratorio y 1994 se construyó la secretaria y el hall, actualmente el colegio cuenta con una capacidad de 350 alumnos. En 2011 ganaron una competición de futbol gaélico, fueron el mejor equipo de Irlanda ese año.
El colegio está situado a las afueras del gran pueblo de Roscommon. Está enfrente del Abbey Hotel. Cuando los alumnos tienen la hora de la comida, la mayoría de ellos se va a comprar un bocadillo en Mc Neills y Londis.
En mi opinión, todos los profesores y la directora están tratando a mejorar mi inglés y a sentirme como en casa. Los primeros días fueron muy difíciles porque me resultaba muy difícil hablar con la gente en otro idioma diferente al mío. Estoy conociendo a mucha gente gracias a este colegio y estoy muy contento de estar estudiando aquí.
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