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The artificial lakes that store water for the U.S. citizens In the western part of country and for the Mexicans are projected to lower in upcoming months. The levels it might drop triggers the federal governments of states Arizona and Nevada to create first-ever official shortage declaration and prompt cuts.

Colorado River is the main water source for Arizona and Nevada states  (for Arizona it’s one third of it’s water supply to be lost during the drought).

The Director of water resources for Southern Nevada Water Authority, Colby Pellegrino assures customers that preparation measures Gould insula to protect them form the effects of cuts, but on the other hand: “It is incumbent upon all users of the Colorado River to find ways to conserve,” Pellegrino says.

There’s more than just lost of drinking water. The Bureau of Reclamation also projected that Lake Mead will drop to the point they worried in the past could threaten electricity generation at Hoover Dam. The hydropower serves millions of customers in Arizona, California and Nevada. Len Schilling, a dam manager claims”As the elevation declines at the lake, then our ability to produce power declines as well because we have less water pushing on the turbines.”

There’s plenty of trouble ahead, but hopefully Americans will surmount them.

Sources:

Phys.org , google

Written by Piotr Płuciennik from class 3g.


Did life ever arise on Mars? For years, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program has been systematically trying to find out. The agency’s Spirit and Opportunity rovers showed that liquid water once existed on the surface. Building on that discovery, NASA’s Curiosity rover found conditions on Mars around 4 billion years ago could have supported life as we know it. Now, Perseverance will directly search for signs of past life.

Perseverance launched on 30 July 2020. It experienced dramatic moments after takeoff, which was the failure of the computers in a state of emergency, probably due to a strong dose of radiation. Fortunately, after six months of travel everything was going according to plan and on 18 February Perseverance managed to land on the surface of the red planet. There, the rover looks for microbial fossils in rocks formed in Mars’s warm, wet past. It is also looking for carbon-containing particles called organic substances, which are the building blocks of life on Earth.

Since landing on the surface of Mars, the Perseverance rover has transferred hundreds of amazing photos. Placed on the rover’s surface, specially reinforced sports cameras captured, e.g. the moment of detaching the lander from the satellite and the landing stage.

A video posted on the Internet by NASA allows you to look around where Perseverance is currently residing. You can easily do it with the computer mouse or by turning the phone:

The latest information related to Perseverance rover stay on Mars is published on its official Twitter account:

Tucked beneath Perseverance’s belly is a small helicopter drone named Ingenuity. Leaving it to the surface of Mars is the next step in research on this planet. The Ingenuity helicopter has been preparing for its first launch for a long time. On April 3, NASA cut off the device from the Perseverance rover, and in the following days checked the operation of all key elements. It was originally planned that Ingenuity’s first flight would take place no earlier than April 8, but the plans were quickly changed. The next launch was scheduled for April 14, but NASA was forced to suspend it due to unfavorable rotor test results. Scientists reported that the problem arose when switching from standby to flight mode, so the defect is most likely in the helicopter’s software and can be eliminated.

Finally, on April 19, the flight of the NASA helicopter “Ingenuity” was successful. NASA has confirmed that this small helicopter has made history by becoming the first to successfully fly on another planet. The small Ingenuity helicopter rose to a height of about 3 meters, then landed on the surface of the Red Planet. The entire flight took about 40 seconds. It was recorded with both cameras installed on board the helicopter and two cameras installed on board the nearby Perseverance rover. You can watch the short video from the flight here:

Sources:

https://next.gazeta.pl/next/7,172690,26983607,nasa-ma-problem-na-marsie-ingenuity-na-razie-nigdzie-nie-poleci.html

https://www.planetary.org/space-missions/perseverance

https://www.benchmark.pl/aktualnosci/misje-na-marsa-luty-2021.html

https://tvn24.pl/swiat/misja-perseverance-na-marsie-2021-lazik-nasa-wysyla-zdjecia-z-czerwonej-planety-5024735

https://www.komputerswiat.pl/aktualnosci/nauka-i-technika/ingenuity-marsjanski-helikopter-nasa-szykuje-sie-do-startu-zobacz-relacje-na-zywo/5lmx6n7

https://youtube.com

Written by Julia Romianowska from clas 3g


Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham along with six other clubs from across Europe have agreed to join a brand new European Super League. In a huge move that will change soccer forever, these clubs will join AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Inter and Juventus in breaking away from UEFA and meeting a new competition in the middle.


An ESL statement said: “The founding clubs have agreed to establish a ‘new midweek competition’ with the teams continuing to compete in their respective national leagues.”He said the inaugural season is set to start as soon as possible with more teams joining. Amid rumors of UEFA Champions League reform, the clubs have taken a hand in a movement that is solely driven by greed and their billionaires money. All clubs resigned from membership in the European Club Association, and members even resigned from their positions in UEFA.
The move was condemned by the FA, the Premier League and UEFA, as well as by politicians including Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Competition format:

  1. 20 participating clubs with 15 founding clubs and a qualification mechanism for the use of funds that qualify each year on the achievements of the season.

2. Midweek games, with each participation the participating clubs continue to compete in their national leagues, giving way to negotiations in their home leagues, giving way to national negotiations which remains at the heart of the club game.

3. Start in August with clubs participating in group by team, home and away, with the top three in each group automatically qualifying for the quarter-finals.

4. The teams occupying fourth and fifth places will compete in the play-offs for the remaining places in the quarter-finals. Until the final, which will take place at the end of May and will be played as one match on a neutral venue, the tie-cup match will be played.


The proposed European Superliga, beyond it, has been harshly condemned across football and beyond. In response, UEFA issued a joint statement with the FA, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A as well as the Spanish and Italian football federations, which was approved by President Alexander Ceferin. UEFA stressed that the main national football and league governing bodies would remain united in their opposition to the “cynical” initiative and would use all available methods, including legal action, to prevent the system from being secure. The FA will not convene ethical legal decisions on the proposals, and the governing body itself has indicated that it will block any requests by teams to join such a league.

The Premier League, as well as the organisation’s CEO Richard Masters, condemned the idea, and Masters wrote to all 20 clubs to indicate opposition to the project. La Liga The release that “strongly condemns the recently published proposal for a breakaway, an elite competition that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merits that are at the heart of the national and European football pyramid.” The Club Association statement said it “opposes” “the closed model of the Super League.” “We will be looking for what we can do with the football authorities to fix it that won’t continue in the way that is currently being proposed.

Sources:
-https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56795811
-https://www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/sport/19042021-big-six-premier-league-clubs-agree-to-join-new-european-super-league/
-https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/12279674/man-utd-liverpool-chelsea-arsenal-man-city-and-tottenham-agree-to-join-european-super-league

Written by Krystian Lupa from 3b.


The nationwide competition was entitled: „…NORMALITY”. The students were supposed to prepare original work in English language based on this topic which wasn’t easy because of the whole idea of that type of poetry.

Concrete poetry is an arrangement of linguistic elements in which the typographical effect is more important in conveying meaning than verbal significance. It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry, a term that has now developed a distinct meaning of its own. Concrete poetry relates more to the visual than to the verbal arts although there is a considerable overlap in the kind of product to which it refers. Historically, however, concrete poetry has developed from a long tradition of shaped or patterned poems in which the words are arranged in such a way as to depict their subject.

Although this year we didn’t win, the works of our students are so outstanding that we decided to present all of them here for other students and teachers to see ttem.

Our school was represented by 10  students from different classes and their works were really good. Have a look!!!

Aleksandra Sufin (class 3g – leading teacher  Marzena Kossak-Wąchała)

Wiktoria Mucha (class 3b – leading teacher Marzena Kossak-Wąchała)

Kinga Król (class 2a – leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał )

Paulina Stankow (class 2e – leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał)

Wiktoria Marchewka (class 2e – leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał)

Marcin Szewczyk (class 2e – leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał)

Natalia Ślusarczyk (class 2f – leading teacher Marzena Kossak-Wąchała)

Roksana Ręczmin (class 2f – leading teacher Marzena Kossak-Wąchała)

Oliwia Kucharzewska  (class 1f – leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał)

Lena Gmyrek (class 1f – leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał)

News prepared by Ms Kossak.

Sources:

http://www.pmdkbedzin.pl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_poetry


On April 29th class 2f attended a very exceptional meeting on the Zoom platform. We took part in an international education project called Pearson and BBC Live Classes, led by Dan Shepherd. This project targets students, teachers and schools around the world, creating a global community of English language learners. Through participation in this project, students were able to test their knowledge and language skills by communicating with their peers from around the world. Our students had the opportunity to participate in lessons with a native speaker, together with young people from Turkey, Spain, Germany, Lithuania and other Polish cities. The trainer conducted a very interesting lesson entitled “The high cost of a university education”, telling us how studies in the UK look like, what the costs and funding are and what problems British students have to face. He also asked a variety of questions to find out how these things work in the participants’ countries. For example, one of the questions we could hear was “How do students in your country spend their free time?” He presented footage and used tools such as Mentimeter and Padlet.

Students from our school eagerly participated in the lecture, comprehensively answering questions asked by the lecturer. One of our students managed to break through among a large number of people and the Briton commented on her video with the answer. Class 2f unanimously confirmed that they would attend this meeting again.

We were allowed to do some screenshots, so let’s see how the lesson looked like…

News written by Roksana Ręczmin and Julia Radek from class 2f. Edited by Ms M.Kossak.


First, we need to get rid of all bad thoughts! Why is it so important? Because many people create black scenarios that they won’t pass the exam. This leads to an increase in the level of stress which, on the day of writing, causes a tremendous emptiness in our mind.

Matura exam, like other important exams, evoke extreme emotions in people. Unfortunately, they are often not at all positive. This year I am approaching the maturity exam myself and I would like to share with you my tips on how to prepare. So take it easy! I know …It is easier said than done, but let’s think. In the worst case scenario, we will have a year off from studying, which we can make a great use of. But coming back, I don’t believe that someone from LO 7 will not be able to handle it.

Now, let’s move to the tips.

1.Be sure to study

Nothing is better not to feel hesitantly before the exam than being sure that you have learnt enough. You can plan your study. Knowing how much time you have left, think about which subjects and topics are worth repeating and stick to it. Such a schedule will allow you to rest and stop thinking if you will make it on time.

2. Quit social media

Ok, let’s be honest… barely is anyone in teen age able to do that, but limiting technology to some extent will greatly help you concentrate. We are at the end, so it’s probably worth spending a few hours in front of the screen for studying or a real rest. Not over-learning the key.

3. Remind yourself to relax.

Take regular breaks. Not only can you stretch or workout, but you can take your dog for a walk. On behalf of me and researchers, fresh air, natural light and green spaces enhance mental health as well as lower stress levels. Your dog will be delighted too!

4. Get enough sleep.

A sleepy student is a poorer and more nervous student. Most teenagers do not follow these recommendations. However, it is worth considering how important sleep is for our body, which will allow us to gain strength and take the exam positively.

5. Donot forget about nutitious food.

Diet matters as well, so try to have a well-balanced diet, drink a lot of water in order to nourish your body and brain. vegetables with hummus, spring sandwiches or a delicious cream soup – this is it.

6. The night before the Matura exam

To be calm, prepare your clothes, essential utensils, breakfast and some chocolate to boost energy.

7. During the exam…     

Keep your eye on the clock. Controlling time, you will know how to plan tasks and not be surprised. Think positively and don’t leave questions without the answers! If you take each question one-by-one, you will be able to get through them. Relax, trust your knowledge, take the pen in your hand and start writing with a smile.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL GRADUATES !

https://www.savethestudent.org/extra-guides/top-tips-to-beat-the-exam-stress.html

https://belong.ncl.ac.uk/blog/how-to-relax-before-an-exam

Written by Aleksandra Sufin from 3g, edited by Ms M.Kossak