Flag Day Brings Mixed Feelings in Haiti

In the wake of growing discontent with crushing poverty exacerbated by the Jan. 12 earthquake, Haitian President Rene Preval tried to deflect criticism of his government's reaction to the crisis as he paid his annual visit to Arcahaie to commemorate Flag Day, the country's second-most-sacred holiday.

Preval, who has been elected and re-elected, is scheduled to step down when his current terms ends on Feb. 7, 2011. However, he has recently said that he would continue serving as the country's leader if the presidential election scheduled for November doesn't take place. In a speech recently, Preval said he would be willing to remain as president for up to three months. Protests against Preval's handling of the post-quake crisis have increased in recent days, with many people calling for his ouster and for the return of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, now in exile.

The situation is further complicated because at the moment, only one-third of Parliament has been elected. The election planned for February was canceled in the wake of the massive earthquake, which killed tens of thousands and left homeless many more. So the other two-thirds of Parliament need to be elected and seated, and then a new president needs to be elected. Both of those tasks are taxing for governments in "normal" years; getting them both done in the wake of rebuilding of government buildings and databases might prove extremely difficult.

Flag Day marks the day in 1803 when the revolutionary congress made their country's new flag, by removing the white part of the French red-white-blue tricolor that so symbolized the European country's domination of the Caribbean island (and enslavement of its people) for so many years. Flag Day, May 18, is also two days before the birthday of Toussaint L‚'Ouverture, the man who led the revolution.

Flag Day is traditionally a day of revelry, and many Haitians were certainly making the most of an opportunity to forget, even for a day, how much worse their lives got on January 12. By: socialstudiesforkids.com

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Girl, 16, Sails Around World

She doesn't consider herself a hero, but Jessica Watson can certainly be considered a role model for young girls looking to aspire to something big. Watson returned to her home in Sydney during the weekend, after becoming the youngest person to sail nonstop, unassisted around the world. The Australian 16-year-old did it all by herself, on her 40-foot pink yacht, Ella's Pink Lady.

All kinds of Australian officials were on hand, including Kevin Rudd, the Prime Minister, and Kristina Keneally, the Premier of New South Wales (Jessica's home state). A flotilla of small craft escorted Ella's Pink Lady into Sydney Harbor, and Jessica took her first steps on land in 210 days, wobbling a bit as she waved to the large crowd of thousands gathered around the Sydney Opera House to welcome her home.

She began the odyssey on October 12, 2009, by sailing northeast from Sydney, through the South Pacific and across the equator. She traveled south to Cape Horn, around the tip of South America, and across the Atlantic Ocean so South Africa, powering through the Indian Ocean and then around southern Australia back to Sydney. Along the way, she kept her family, friends, and the rest of the world up-to-date by writing a blog. Among her favorite topics was her friendship with a small brown bird, which arrived on the yacht one day and stayed for several more before departing for another destination.
She also made use of ultra-modern technology, including a satellite phone and the Voice over Internet application Skype (the video version). More evidence of the modern age could be found in a video that she shot herself of her dumping a symbolic bucket of saltwater over her head as she crossed the Equator.

A few people had voiced opposition to Jessica's sailing by herself around the world. But her parents, especially her mother, Julie, insisted throughout the journey that Jessica, who had been sailing since she was 8, was prepared enough and supported enough from afar. Jessica herself made clear in her post-arrival remarks that she wanted her story to be a message to young girls that expectations don't always equal results. She said she was used to having people doubt her abilities, especially because she was a girl.

Did the 40-foot waves leave her seasick? Yes, she said. Was she homesick during her trip of 23,000 nautical miles? Naturally, she said. Did the torn sail worry her? Of course, she said, although it didn't tear until she was almost home.

Would she do it again? Yes, she said, just not right away. Her next big adventure, now that she is turning 17, is learning to drive. (A local TV station has paid for 10 free driving lessons.) By: socialstudiesforkids.com

Nurse: A Noble Profession...

Its not new to us anymore that education simply plays a crucial role in nation building. It simply produces well equipped and productive professionals to perform and establish specific organizations which caters the needs of every individual. To cite a specific profession let the Nurses take the focus of this article. We all know that there were many of them already around the globe. They simply utilized all their knowledge and capabilities in taking care of every individual especially those less fortunate people who badly need a nursing care.

I salute all those nurses out there including my Brother who were one of them for simply performing an exemplary perfomance. Despite the fact that schedules is quite hectic and yet very serious they still have time to extend their selves to those people who are in need even if this means forgetting their own selves for the benefit of people at large.

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Nonetheless, saving life of others is like saving HIM. Which shows that the only thing that binds us is the word we called "love". For Nurses congratulations for a job well done!

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Safety Trainings as an HSE

Holding the position of HSE Coordinator is somewhat an honor for me. This was actually my current position in my current company. Back then I used to be an ordinary employee who were just working paper works in a cubicle back in my native country Philippines. Oh! I was actually here in UAE right now for your info. You guys might be wondering why do I talk about about HSE. Well, without any further ado. This position requires to undergo several trainings. Some of it like First Aid CPR Training, Sea survival and some other safety trainings is indeed important specially you are focal person in-charge in case of emergency. Well, good thing about this position is I am given a chance to take several trainings that might possibly help me a lot in performaing my job. Aside from the training I've mention above I was now ask by my immediate HSE Manager if I am willing to undergo Lead Training. I replied him, why not? If its the only way to perfectly do my job. Probably next week he'll goona send me in one of the training school here in UAE. He was supposed to sent me abroad for the said training including the Asbestos Abatement training but he's not sure yet of the company well allow as it was all company expense. Honestly, I am really honored that I was given a chance to handle this position and proud to say that I am doing my job as best as I can as I don't want to fail the expectation of my Manager though its quite a bit pressure but so far I can still carry it and besides I am enjoying my job. Wish me luck guys!