All posts for the month March, 2012

Environmental Issues

Published March 21, 2012 by Emily Chocolate
  • Solar Energy and Wind Power have grown 30 percent over the past five years


  • 5,500 children die each day from dieases linked to polluted food, air and water.


  • Australian  Official Development Assistance toward addressing climate change is estimated  at around $160 million in 2010–11.
  • The global rate of ice melt has more than doubled since 1988 and could raise sea levels 27 centimetres by 2100.
  • Disposal of wastes, particularly sewage, directly into oceans is a major source of pressure on marine and coastal areas. Population growth and increasing urbanisation, industrialisation and tourism is increasing the extent of the coastal degradation.


  • Environmental sustainability is a critical issue that cuts across the development process. Australia’s aid program promotes environmentally sustainable development in three ways.


    • by ensuring that possible impacts on the environment are adequately assessed and managed in the design and implementation of all aid activities
    • by funding projects that directly target environmental issues. The aid program invests in natural resource management, renewable energy, waste management, water resource planning and management, water supplies and sanitation, sustainable agriculture, conservation and capacity building
    • by supporting the efforts of international and regional organisations addressing global environmental problems. These organisations include the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund, the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Tropical Timber Organisation and the South Pacific Regional Environment Program. Over 70 per cent of Australia’s contributions to the GEF supports climate change related activities or activities aimed at conserving biodiversity.Image



Joseph Haydn

Published March 19, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Born 31st March1732, Rohrau, Austria

Died 31st May 1809 in Vienna due to old age

He’s an Austrian composer

Transitional composer of the Baroque to the Romantic period

Haydn’s work includes symphomies, arias, cantatas, concertos, chamber music, operas, oratorios, overtures, piano sonatas, string quartets, songs and serenades.

Mozart and Haydn were good friends. In fact, at Haydn’s funeral Mozart’s Requiem was performed. It is believed that Ludwig van Beethoven received brief instruction from Haydn. Haydn was well-respected and well-loved by his peers and patrons.


DAVE IN The Life

Published March 7, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

What issue is covered in the video?

  • homelessness

What are the main causes of the issue?

  • Drugs
  • mental illness
  • alchol
  • gambling
  • Domestic violence

What are the consquence of the issues?

  • No food
  • have to sleep on the group (people have to sleep ruff)
  • Tried
  • grumpy
  • hungry
  • begging
  • Discrimination
  • No Dignity
  • Scared
  • Loneliness

How do the affected people cope with this issues?

  • Positive attuidue

What is the governmenbt and other charities doin to assist with the issue? bbg

  • the Government is trying to half the number by 2020
  • Missionbeat
  • Mathew Talbot Hostel

Social Justice Teachings: A Catholic Perspective

Published March 5, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

What is Catholic Social Teaching?

Catholic Social Teaching sums up the teachings of the Church on social justic issues. It promotes a vision of a just (fair) society that is grounded in the Bible and in the wisdom gathered from experience by the Christian community as it has responded to social justices issues through history.

Three Elements

The social teachings are made up of three different elements:

  1. Principles for reflection;
  2. Criteria for judement;
  3. Guidelines for action.

Action Guidelines

We respod to different social situations in different ways.

Uniform guidelines for action wouldn’t work because societies are so different from one another, and they are always changing over time creating new situations with different problems and possibilities.

‘See’, ‘Judge’, ‘Act”

Since Vation 2 the methodology that has been promoted asks us to read the ‘signs of the time’

using the

‘see’, ‘judge’, ‘act’ methodology (way of thinking)

Key Themes in CST (Catholic Social Teaching)

Human Dignity- self worth


The Common Good- water/food

Universal Destination of Goods



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Biography

Published March 5, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Born 27th January 1956 in Salzburg, Austria.

Mozart’s first Musical Piece, a scherzo by Georg Christoph Wagenseil.

 (Georg Christoph Wagenseil)

Mozart’s first documented public appearance, as a singer in the Salzburg Latin play Sigismundus Hungariae Rex.- sept. 1761

at the age of 6 he was a profensional harpsichord

Mozart gives his first public performance as a musical virtuoso, at the Trinity Inn, Linz. – Oct. 1762

In Vienna, the Mozarts are received by Maria Theresa and her consort, Francis I, at Schönbrunn. – Oct. 1762

Mozart falls ill with a “rash” — scarlet fever. -Oct. 1762

In Munich, Mozart performs for the court of Bavarian Elector Maximilian III Joseph. -Jun. 1763

At Frankfurt on Main, Mozart and his sister perform at four concerts; the 14-year-old Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is among those in the audience. -Aug. 1763

they perform at Aix-la-Chapelle for Princess Amalia of Prussia, the sister of Frederick the Great. -Sept. 1763

At Brussels, a grand concert given by Mozart and his sister is attended by the Governer-General of the Austian Netherlands, Prince Charles of Lorraine, brother of Emperor Francis I. -Oct. 1763

First public Paris concert. Mar. 1764

Second Paris concert. Apr. 1764

Mozart and his sister perform for King George III and Queen Sophia Charlotte.-Apr. 1764

Second performance at the court.- May. 1764

Mozart is examined by English scientist Daines Barrington. –Jun. 1765.

Mozart falls ill with intestinal typhoid; he remains in danger for nearly two months. – Nov. 1765

First public performance of one of his symphonies (K. 22), at Amsterdam. William V, Prince of Orange, is installed. At the ceremonies, compositions by Mozart are performed. – Jan- Mar. 1766.

Mozart falls ill with rheumatism.- Nov. 1766

In Olomouc (Olmütz), Mozart falls ill with smallpox. – Oct. 1767.

Mozart recovers from smallpox. – Nov. 1767.

Mozart begins work on La finta semplice (K. 51). Mozart finishes La finta semplice (K. 51), but no performance is forthcoming; Leopold blames Vienna’s composers. Apr.- Jul. 1768

Several works by Mozart, including the “Waisenhaus,” (K. 139) are performed at the dedication of a new orphanage in Vienna. – Dec. 1768.

Mozart gives his first concert in Italy, at the Accademia filarmonica of Verona.-  Jan. 1770

Mozart passes the examination for admittance to the Accademia filarmonica of Bologna. – Oct. 1770

Mozart is granted an annual salary of 150 florins asKonzertmeister. – Aug. 1772.

Mozart petitions the Archbishop of Salzburg to allow him and his father to seek their fortunes elsewhere. In response, the archbishop dismisses them both from his service; he later relents and allows Leopold to keep his post of deputyKapellmeister.  – Aug. 1777

In Mannheim, Mozart meets the Fridolin Weber family and falls in love with the second-eldest daughter, Aloysia. -Jan. 1778

Mozart’s mother, Anna Maria, dies in Paris. – Jul. 1778

Mozart petitions the archbishop, asking to be assigned to the post of court organist. The position carries a yearly salary of 450 gulden. – Jan. 1779

Mozart competes against Muzio Clementi in a pianoforte contest before Joseph II. Dec.1781

Mozart marries Constanze Weber at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. –Aug. 1782

Mozart’s son Raimund Leopold dies in Vienna. – Aug. 1783.

Mozart begins his thematic catalogue. – Feb. 1784

Karl Thomas (2nd kid), is born. – Sept. 1784

Johann Thomas Leopold(3rd kid), is born. Johann Thomas Leopold dies of suffocation. –Oct-Nov. 1786

Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart dies in Salzburg.- May. 1787.

Theresia (4th kid) is born. – Dec. 1781

Theresia (his 4th kid) dies of intestinal cramps.-Jun. 1788

Anna Maria ( his 5th kid) is born but dies one hour later. –Nov. 1789

Franz Xaver Wolfgang (6th kid) is born.- Jul. 1791.

Died – 1 am on 5th Dec. 1791. at the age of 35 due to hitziges Frieselfieber (fever)

He has over 600 works ( concerto, sonata’s symphonies, and opera’s)

he was little brat (very implite to high people)

his perfect works were written latter in life.

he was in poverty most of his life because he was very picky.

he was influenced by Baroque period.

people have analized his work for 250 year

his work is was new for his period

most people wrote for the chruch, but mozart didn’t like writing for religious groups.

His Perfect works- don Giovony, Recqreo mass and Magic Flute

He composed more music than anyone that lived twice as long.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Published March 5, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Beethoven was a German

17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827

performed in public by the age of seven

wrote 9 symphonies, 7 concertos, 17 string quartets, 32 piano sonatas, and 10 sonatas for violin and piano.

hearing problems as early as 1802, almost totally deaf by 1816

More than 20,000 people attended his funeral.