Thursday, 20 September 2012

Texas cheerleaders were told No Bible verses on signs

KOUNTZE, Texas News (AP) - Some Southeast Texas cheerleaders have been told to stop putting Bible verses on banners for high school football games.

The Texas Association of School Boards this week advised the Kountze (koontz) Independent School District not to allow such signs.

Superintendent Kevin Weldon contacted the association after the Freedom from Religion Foundation notified him that a resident complained about the signs.

Weldon then told parents that student groups are not allowed to display religious signs at school-sponsored events. Weldon says the ban includes run-through banners at football games.

Cheerleader Macy Matthews says no school money was used and the signs weren't made on school property.

The conservative Liberty Institute on Wednesday said banning religious speech on student-made signs is discriminatory.

Kountze is 85 miles northeast of Houston.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

My Healthy Green Mixed Vegetables

I always believe that I am a good cook but never found the courage of blogging it.Actually I came from a family who loves to eat and boasting each others specialty cooking during the weekend lunch together.

It was a secret competition among siblings while my father is reading the Texas News or watching Kevin Durant and my mother is busy on her backyard garden but since most blog hops is about healthy lifestyle I am showing you my hidden talent.

 It is very simple vegetable recipe which anyone can do it. You can cook this 10-15 minutes tops. Most ingredients are available in your local farmers market but make sure to bring your own reusable recycle bag in order to Help the World and avoid using plastic to avoid to much rubbish going to your rubbish clearance London service. 

Find any fresh cabbage,carrots,baby corns, broccoli,bell pepper,cauliflower,sweet onions and mushrooms or just buy those that are bountiful during that season.  

Chop the vegetable to your desire shape. The more color, the better it will look so make sure to add those red bell peppers.

Pour some olive oil in the pan and wait for it to heat up and add everything and keep on stirring so that all the vegetables will be evenly cooked. If you want you can add a little water ,oyster sauce and some flour to thicken the sauce but if you won't its OK. Add some salt ,soy sauce and pepper to taste. 

Make sure all the vegetables are not overcooked.It's best to cook it when the guest have already arrived or let them help by chopping those vegetables.

You can add leftover meat if you want like chicken, anything goes up to squid.

The Hearth and Soul Hosts

Elsa of Elsa Cooks

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Recycle Common Office Materials

I meet a nice lady on Bloggers named Catherine. I was so touched by her work, if only I can give her a hug. She even offered to have a link of my blog recycle rubbish on her blog which I sincerely decline.I would have benefited from the traffic from her site but it is not the right thing to do. Her blog is so nice and it helps children of our world. I hope you can check her blog and works too.FB share and Tweet her blog, sadly she doesn't even  have addthis this tool bar above her post, That wouldn't be a problem for you, right?

In her honor I'm awarding Catherine a Badge on my blog. Catherine  is awarded a Good Citizen Award for her charity work. See on the left side(I mean't right side ) of my blog. I did not let her know but she will soon find out(Google Analytics) if some of her traffic comes from this blog. So I hope you keep clicking her award.

I still believe people are nice in this world like my Guest Poster Anna ,Abby and Catherine.

This song inspired me when I was young and it still lingers on my mind.

"I am but a small voice, I am but a small dream" by Leah Salonga. 

I am such a cry baby.

Are you into recycling ?

Recycling is very common nowadays especially in offices.

Everyone wants to take part in reduce, reuse and recycle especially employees. Each of us is very aware on how bad our ozone layer is and we need to make it happen in our own little way. We should move now and do something about it for our future generations.

It is not hard to do recycling. We can do this everywhere we are, either at home, school, office and anywhere. But there are things we should know about recycling.

Here are few often overlooked do's and don'ts to help you through the process.


Not all paper can be recycled. Plastic coated papers, food/candy wrappers, and wax coated cups, should not be recycled. This items can still be  use in school projects but they cannot be dissolve in water to make a new paper. Remember to remove all office staples, clips and tape before recycling because this will ruin the recycling process.

Plastic, Metal, and Glass

Not all plastic bottles can be recycle. Only items numbered 1-7 are eligible to be recycled. All aluminum cans and any color glass bottle can be recycled, but plastic bags, food/candy wrappers, and Styrofoam are not. These plastic wrappers can be use in other projects in the community for beautification. It should not be rejected easily and thrown as garbage for rubbish clearance services daily pick up.


Don't recycle packing materials, boxes covered in tape, wax-coated boxes, or boxes that been spoiled by food garbage (e.g. pizza boxes).

Recycling is easy if you know what to do. Just remember, nothing soiled should be recycled, and don't be too embarrassed to double check with maintenance before tossing items into the rubbish bin.

Rubbish Clearance London

This Girls Life Blog Hop

Today I joined This Girls Life Blog Hop



to meet

new friends.

I will follow them. So c'mon join me.

Wow Wow Wednesday with This Girls Life

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

Here are some tips for parents as well since school has just begun. I would also like to say thank you to my guest author Anna for a wonderful blog post about Ecological behavior.

The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you’re just starting high school or finishing up college.

The fact is, irresponsible social media conduct could potentially ruin your education and negatively impact your career, not to mention hurt others in the process. (And we’re not just talking kids, either.) But most of those consequences are preventable, often with just a little foresight.

We’ve pinpointed 12 social media mistakes that students should avoid at all costs, because after all, it’s never as simple as “be responsible.” And it’s never as finite as “don’t friend your teacher on Facebook.” Social media circumstances are nuanced and vary by situation, school and user.

Please head to the comments below to add your own contributions and advice for young adults on social media.

1. Post Illegal Activities

Granted, high school and college students experiment with many activities and substances. But the second you post a video of last weekend’s bong hit or trash-can tipping adventure, you become vulnerable not only for school expulsion but also for criminal prosecution; in other words, consequences that affect the rest of your life. Even if your profile is set to private, a friend can always download and save incriminating photos that he or the authorities can use against you in the future.

Once or twice per year, perform a thorough review of the information and content accessible on your social media profiles. That way, you’ll be able to locate and remove that photo of your underage keg stand before you apply for your next job.

2. Bullying

Bullying is one of the most serious problems in schools today. Vicious treatment and hateful words between students often lead to violence, suicide, depression and discrimination among the student body.

When a student turns to social media, blogs or virtually any online space as a forum for hurtful speech, the risks are unmeasurable. Not only does that student face expulsion, but also serious criminal prosecution.

3. Trash Your Teachers

Bullying doesn’t just apply to student-to-student interactions. Students who speak poorly of their teachers (or post embarrassing photos of them) run a huge risk, too. After all, your instructors have a right to privacy and respect.

“Posting a negative comment about any teacher at your school is like getting on a microphone to announce that you will be burning down a bridge,” says Heather Starr Fiedler, associate professor of multimedia at Point Park University. “You never know which one of your professors will hold the keys to the next great internship or job announcement.”

You should even be wary of school or teacher-related posts you think are harmless — you never know whose feelings you’ve accidentally hurt. Dan Farkas, instructor of strategic communication at Ohio University, describes a scenario gone wrong. “I had several students tweet with excitement when I cancelled a class, ready to have a slightly easier Monday,” he says. “What they didn’t know was that I cancelled class to take my wife to the emergency room. It still makes my blood boil.”

The same goes for institutions or persons of authority in general, not just teachers. High school seniors should be careful not to negatively post about specific colleges or geographical areas — these days, admissions officers thoroughly investigate the social media activity and personalities of applicants. One negative tweet could seal the fate of your college acceptance.

4. Post Objectionable Content From School Computers or Networks

Many schools prohibit all computer activity on campus not directly related to coursework. That almost always includes social media use, especially that which is objectionable (e.g. profanity, harassment, etc.). And don’t assume you can get away with a tweet here and a status update there — many schools have implemented systems that track logins and IP addresses. In other words, you’re on the clock.

5. Post Confidential Information

This piece of advice goes for every social media user, not just students. But young people are especially vulnerable to online predators and identity thieves.

Let this experience, from communications representative Jennifer Newman Galluzzo, be a warning: “This weekend my niece, who is going into her junior year of high school, posted her class schedule on Facebook. Took a picture of it and threw it right up there because she was so excited to share the info with her friends — complete with her social security number, student ID, address, full name, birthday and all the other personal information. I called her mom and informed her right away and her response was ‘Well, all the kids do that!’ I almost fainted.”

Think about how easy it is to share content on Facebook; if a single person shared that photo to his public profile, that sensitive information would be accessible by anyone, no hacking required. Identity stolen — just like that.

6. Overly Specific Location Check-Ins

Similar to protecting your identity, try not to get too specific with your social check-ins. Although your parents may appreciate the heads-up, posts like these make it easy for predators to locate you. And especially don’t check in on social media when you’re by yourself and/or in a remote location.

Social media analyst Brad Hines advises, “It is usually wise to do little sharing of where you are if you are by yourself, or have left your home by itself.”

7. Lie/Cheat/Plagiarize

Picture this: You convinced your professor to give you an extension on your term paper so you can visit your “sick” grandmother. Only instead, you blow off the paper to attend a Foo Fighters concert — and you post a status update to Facebook, check in on Foursquare and upload a photo of the performance to Instagram. Don’t be surprised when you return to a big fat F and an academic investigation.

The same goes for lying about professional/academic achievements when applying to a college or an internship. People will investigate. Just as they will investigate your social media for charges of plagiarism or cheating.

8. Threaten Violence

Threatening a person or group of people in any situation is unbelievably serious. Even posting an anonymous, empty threat to an obscure online forum full of strangers will raise red flags. And as soon as authorities have located a threat, they have the right to investigate — and they will.

A student named Alexander Song posted his intentions to Reddit: to “kill enough people to make it to national news.” Police located the young man and arrested him at school, despite the fact that he carried no weapons.

In other words, social media is not the place to vent your frustrations and violent thoughts. Talk to a school counselor about your concerns.

9. Ignore School-Specific Policies

School policies vary widely, according to religious affiliation, type of school (public vs. private), geographical location, district, gender (co-ed vs. single-gender), etc. Therefore, technology and social media policies are different for nearly every school. Behavior that may fly at one school is reason for expulsion at another.

For example, one Catholic high school’s student handbook reads, “When a student is using online social media (of any variety), she must always bear in mind that the material she posts reflects upon the school, our Diocese and the Roman Catholic Church as a whole.” That means, posting your opinions about sensitive subjects like abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, divorce or birth control, for example, could jeopardize your standing as a student.

While many types of content posted to social media are protected by free speech, your school may nonetheless find reason to use such opinions toward disciplinary action.

10. Unprofessional Public Profiles

Whether you’re a high school student applying to flip burgers at a local diner or a recent college grad looking to land a career, your social media presence needs to reflect responsibility.

“While searching for a job, I made sure to take down any questionable photos from my college days,” says recent James Madison University graduate, Christine Borkowski. “I took every red cup I could spot off my Facebook. It may seem a little extreme, but Facebook offers the ‘Download’ option of each photo.” That way, she could save any photo she removed from the social network.

Whether it’s a Google search or a social media examination, chances are a company is looking into your history. And sometimes, even a completely private social media profile sets off red flags for employers. In today’s age of transparency, a professional (albeit public) profile is the ideal.

“Whenever I evaluate a potential employee, I always take a look at what is publicly visible on their Facebook profile,” says Ryan Cohn, vice president of social/digital operations at What’s Next Marketing. “On two separate occasions, I have rejected entry level prospects (finishing their senior year of college) for featuring firearms in their profile picture. Both were qualified in terms of experience and otherwise would have been worthy of an interview.”

11. Never Rely on Privacy Settings 100%

Although most major social networks update you with privacy improvements, the changes are often too frequent to follow and can get complicated. However diligently you may protect your social media identity, it’s best to assume anything you post is fair game — potentially seen by your school, by your parents and by strangers.

“Students should never rely on privacy settings over good judgment,” says Andrew Moravick, social media specialist at SnapApp. “If you don’t want something to be seen, don’t post it on the Internet.”

12. Post Emotionally

We’ve all said and done things we regret. It’s human nature to react without thinking through the consequences. However, whenever possible, take a moment to imagine how your social media posts affect the feelings, safety and well-being of those around you — even your worst enemies. Posting an angry tweet in the heat of the moment may feel cathartic, but the momentary pleasure you get from writing it isn’t worth the potential harm it could create. Take a moment to breathe, think and reboot.

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