Monthly Archives: February 2012

Shelters around the world

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Newspaper article on Discrimination

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Found from the manly daily

Bus drivers discriminate against scooters………….

My mother has been refused entry on Sydney buses in excess of 6 times in two days – all because she is in a scooter. It’s not by choice that she travels this way, she is disabled and cannot use her legs. Yet she’s an active contributor to society, and works for a national company in senior management. All mum wants to do is get to work – yet bus drivers are telling her that she’s not allowed on because she’s in a scooter and she’ll take up too much room during peak hour. This is blatant discrimination.

I have contacted Sydney Buses and the State Transit Authority – they have not been able to advise me of any such rule in existence which allows bus drivers to refuse access to those in scooters.

Recently the Manly Daily reported on the great news that more disabled access buses have been purchased and will be used in the northern beaches area. This is fantastic news – but if disabled people are refused entry on to the buses this does little to help those in our community who need the most assistance.

Shame on those bus drivers that refused my mum a basic right and freedom that a fully abled person simply expects.

Unfortuntely mum is no stranger to such access issues and has recently had problems getting on to trams in Melbourne (as pictured).

As a community we need to work towards lifting the barriers for participation by demanding equal access.

This Article shows discrimination against the disabled.

Vulture in Sudan

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Sudan

Organisations that are trying to help are ……..

  • World Vision
  • Unicef
  • Action against hunger
  • Caritas

The situation in Sudan……..

51% of Sudan lives in poverty and the situation in Sudan at the moment is not good for holidays at the moment due to the government and poverty.

 

Images of poverty…..

 

Poverty

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3 definitions of poverty …………….

1.

The state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor. Synonyms: privation, neediness, destitution, indigence, pauperism, penury. Antonyms: riches, wealth, plenty.

2.

Deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty of the soil. Synonyms: thinness, poorness, insufficiency.

3.

Scantiness; insufficiency: their efforts to stamp out disease were hampered by a poverty of medical supplies. synonyms: meagreness, inadequacy, sparseness, shortage, paucity, dearth. Antonyms: abundance, surfeit, sufficiency, bounty, glut.

 

Causes of poverty

The causes of poverty are lack of sanitation and hygiene. No water of food being born into a poor family. No education, having a bad government and not having the necessary things to live a proper daily life.

Basic Information technology concepts

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The processing cycle

The computer system has one or more inputsto provide data.  This data is then proccesed in some way.  The outcome of the processing is sent to an output device or it may be processed until some event happens to cause it to be output.  For processing to take place, there needs to be a set of instructions to tell the computer what needs to be done.  This set of instructions is called a program