Who was Sally Ride?

Who was Sally Ride?

Sally Ride was born in 1951 in Los Angeles, California. After high school, she attended Stanford University in California. She earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in physic.

Sally Ride applied to be an astronaut in 1977. It was the first time that women were invited to apply to the astronaut program. Ride was a college student and saw an advertisement that NASA was looking for women astronauts. She was one of six women selected to the astronaut corps in 1978.

She was the first american women to travel into space in 1983. She was in the Challenger three times. She was a mission specialist on the STS-7 space shuttle mission. A mission specialist does the assigned tasks of a mission. These tasks include using the robotic arm, going on spacewalks and doing science experiments.

Sally Ride retired from NASA in 1987. She became a professor at the  University of California San Diego. She also looked for new ways to encourage women and girls to study science and mathematics. She came up with the idea for NASA’s EarthKAM project which let middle school students select, shoot, download and study photos of Earth using a camera on the International Space Station.

In 2003, Sally Ride was inducted to the Astronaut Hall of Fame. The Astronaut Hall of Fame honors astronauts for their accomplishments in spaceflight. She was awarded the 2012 National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award.

Sally Ride on  July 23, 2012, at the age of 61, seventeen months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she died.

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The Highest Mountain in The World

Mount Everest, Nepal, is the highest mountain in the world. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It attracts many climbers from all around the world, specially highly experienced climbers. The firsts individuals to climb the everest were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in the 29th May 1953.

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3 reasons why you should visit the Mount Everest:

  • It is the greatest challenge for the professional climbers.
  •  There are only a few people who have visited the top surface of the mountain and you can  be one of them, if you are trained enough and have the capacity for the same.
  • And, you can get the most amazing views from the top.

Mount_Everest_as_seen_from_Drukair2_PLW_edit.jpgConsidering that is really really hard climbing this mountain, there’re many people who achieve to get to the top of this mountain range. Also, there’re many people who died trying to climb the mountain.

Bullying

What is Bullying?
Bullying is an intentional aggressive behavior. It can take the form of physical or verbal harassment and involves an imbalance of power (a group of children can gang up on a victim or someone who is physically bigger or more aggressive can intimidate someone else, for instance).
Bullying behavior can include teasing, insulting someone (particularly about their weight or height, race, sexuality, religion or other personal traits), shoving, hitting, excluding someone, or gossiping about someone.
Bullying can cause a victim to feel upset, afraid, ashamed, embarrassed, and anxious about going to school. It can involve children of any age, including younger elementary grade-schoolers and even kindergarteners. Bullying behavior is frequently repeated unless there is intervention.
What Parents Can Do to Prevent and Stop Bullying?
Stay connected with your child. The more you know about her friends and the details about her interactions with classmates and peers, the more likely you are to spot any changes in your child’s social interactions. Talk with your child every day about specifics at school and extracurricular activities such as who she had lunch with or what the best or worst part of her day was. This is also an important way to establish good communication with your child so that she knows that you are someone she can go to when she has a problem.
Explain to your child what bullying is. Young children understand that hitting or pushing another child is wrong (that’s why even young bullies will try to be aggressive toward their victims when teachers or other adults aren’t looking). But you can also explain that other forms of bullying, such as excluding or ignoring someone, can also be hurtful.
Tell her what to do in case she experiences or witnesses bullying. Establish and periodically review with your child the basics of what to do if they encounter hurtful behavior directed toward them or someone else. Tell her to alert a teacher right away if she sees bullying behavior (explain that this is not tattling, which is reporting something to the teacher just to get someone in trouble, but is an important way to stop someone from getting hurt).
Teach a child the importance of empathy. Research has shown that emotional intelligence and empathy skills may be even more important for success in life than intellectual intelligence. A child who is able to understand what it may feel like to be bullied and can understand and regulate his own emotions is less likely to engage in that behavior.
Set a good example. Do you ever make fun of other people or gossip about others in front of your child? Have you ever spoken rudely to a waiter at a restaurant or to a store clerk in a shop? Even if you think your children are not listening or observing your behavior, the fact is that kids learn a lot about how to conduct themselves from watching their parents.
Look for warning signs that your child may be the victim of bullying. Does she express reluctance to go to school? Are you seeing sudden behavioral changes such as aggression or emotional problems such as anxiety or depression? Children may be reluctant to discuss a school bullying problem with parents, but there are common signs parents can look for if they suspect that their child may be the victim of school bullying.
Talk to your school about what teachers can do and about effective programs that are being used by schools to deter bullying. If you suspect that your child may be the victim of school bullying, you can tell your child’s teacher about your concerns and ask her to keep an eye out on the interactions between your child and his classmates. Ask the teacher to watch out for problems and notify the school principal and counselor about your concerns.
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Orlando Mass Shooting

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An American-born man who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 49 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said.

– The gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was not found to be a threat, the FBI said.
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– Mateen called 911 during the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS and mentioned the Boston Marathon bombers, according to a U.S. official.
– Orlando police shot and killed Mateen.
– Mateen’s ex-wife said she thinks he was mentally ill.
Mateen carried an assault rifle and a pistol into the packed Pulse club about 2 a.m. Sunday and started shooting, killing 49 people and wounding at least 53, officials said.
After a standoff of about three hours, while people trapped inside the club desperately called and messaged friends and relatives, police crashed into the building with an armored vehicle and stun grenades and killed Mateen.