Saturday, October 31, 2009

H-All-o-Ween: the Historical Aspect

Halloween is observed on October 31 in two countries - United States and United Kingdom.
The earlier version of Halloween known as Samhain, an ancient Celtic harvest festival. About 3,000 years ago, the Celts believed in many gods and worshiped nature. To win the favor of the spirits, people sacrificed crops and animals, and wore costumes and masks to disguise themselves.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Current Advancements

The nature of technology changes echoes in the need to effectively document and investigate through the research new discoveries and phenomena in both in science and in technology.
The research standards are building upon findings in the past to prepare for the findings in the future. The scholarly community providing society with knowledge that need to understand the present from different aspects of society, industry, business trends.

Reference Resources in print or in digital formats provide the aim to support the growing interest in research by students, "academicians," professionals and librarians with the most up-to-date knowledge - facts, statistics, current information.

Reference Resources titles enhancing the personal and institutional library collections with quality of research!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Why Statistics?

Statistics information is a powerful tools for finding patterns in data and inferring important connections between events in the real world. What is the current unemployment rate-nationally, by state, in Miami Dade County?
By the way, it is 9.7% nationally, 10.8% in southeast Florida, and 11.1% in Miami Dade County as on September 2009.
First step, learning about the different kinds of statistics. Then comes, understanding of the steps in statistical reasoning. And finally, it is important to learn several uses for statistical reasoning.
Statistics require groundwork
1. Gathering data (numerical information)
2. Organize the data (numerical or pictorial)
3. Analyze the data

Saturday, October 10, 2009

About "Statistics"

There are two types of descriptive statistics: numerical and pictorial.

The mean of pictorial statistics is taking numerical data and presenting it in pictures or graphs.
Displaying data in simple graphical formats such as bar charts, pie charts, dot plots, and ogives helps to understand the research materials visually.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Breast Cancer Month

It is a time when we are aware of the changing landscape, especially in the rich colors of the outdoors.
Red, crimson, and yellow are the colors of fall, but in October, there is a particular attention to to pink. October is the month recognized nationally to increase breast cancer awareness. Pink is the color that demonstrates awareness and support for breast cancer patients. The landscapes of facilities all over the United States will be turning pink for the month of October.
What we can do to support the awareness?
I saved the lids from yogurts and send them to the national program "Lids for Lives." Each lid converts into money for research.
Breast cancer remains one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among American women. It is the second-most common cause of cancer-related death in women. Although women are primarily diagnosed with breast cancer, men can be as well.
I will read about women breast cancer facts and learn about it more information. Annuals mammograms are an instrument to prevent it and recognize it in early stage.

Monday, October 5, 2009

First Voyages of Columbus

When Columbus sighted the New World's shores, he thought he found Japan. Instead, Caribbean Islands Indians welcomed him.
The island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands - believed by many scholars to be the island Columbus first visit on his second voyage to the New World on November 14, 1493.
Seamen and natives were looking for each other for a sign of friendship or hospitality.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

October Month Activities

There are just few:
In October, we are celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month , Columbus Day with stories and history, and Tango dance demonstrations and Latin percussion music that based on movers and shakers.

Get ready for a great week at Metrozoo.
Your family will have memories to last a lifetime during Elephant Awareness Week at Miami Metrozoo Oct. 10 - 16.

And, of course, finishing the month, with celebration of Halloween in costumes, with candies, and skeletons.

Yesterday, on October the 2nd, President Obama names October 2009 National Information Literacy Awareness Month. The American Library Association (ALA) joins the President Obama in highlighting the importance of ICT skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age.

On Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time. She wrote eighty novels and short story collections, plus nineteen plays for the fifty years of her writing career. In addition, she wrote six romantic novels under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott.

Two of her characters she created at of her imagination, the ingenious Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Jane Marple, became world-famous detectives.

Agatha Christie achieved Britain's highest honor when she was made a Dame of British Empire.

With over two billion copies of her books in print, her genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime story-teller.