The gun violence in the United States has been very rampant last year. A lot of the citizens in the US were already alarmed of the accidents involving the use of guns in their country. More than a dozen of innocent people die because of unexpected violence even among young children and teenagers. The government of the United States headed by President Barack Obama was urged to take action in the various horrific attacks in different States.
Two of the worst cases that involved gun violence were during a shootout in the Colorado Cinema that aired “The Dark Night Rises” were a young man was responsible for claiming the lives of innocent movie viewers in the premiere night of the said movie. The other incident had happened in Newtown, Connecticut where a shooting incident also happened inside the school premises of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The lives of children and school administrators were taken by a 20-year-old boy.
Last Saturday, January 26, a group of people were marching and holding signs in favor of gun control.
The Mayor of Washington DC, Vincent Gray headed the said March on a National Mall in Washington. The thousands of people who attended the March were mostly from Washington but citizens of Newtown, Connecticut also supported the event. One of the speakers of the event was the US education Secretary, Arne Duncan who was pro gun control.
An article from Reuters has published an article that wrote the statement of the Education Secretary that read, “This is all about gun responsibility. This is about gun safety. This is about fewer dead Americans, fewer dead children, fewer children living in fear.”
Unemployment is an economic condition marked by the fact that individuals actively seeking jobs remain not hired.The unemployment in Europe does not seem to return to its normal level due to the recession that has been going on and now on its fifth year.
The unemployment rate increased in the last couple of years in the countries who are experiencing big debt problems like Spain and Greece. In a ratio, one of two young workers has no job.Spain’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 26.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, leaving almost six million people out of work, it is clear unemployment will not recover fully before the debt crisis is over and Europe’s economy improves.
The question then boils down if Europe is losing a whole new generation of young workers or just wasting some hard-earned skills.There are some countries that are doing better than in the previous recessions. An example would be Germany and the Netherlands because unemployment is no longer a big problem for the two countries. Two measures that helped Germany keep youth unemployment low are apprentice training and subsidized employment for young people, including self-employment.
It is the fiscal consolidation programs that make the unemployment problem worse although it is said to be necessary in the long term. According to CNN, Deep recession and high unemployment tear into the fabric of society. Unemployment causes misery to families, destroys their self-esteem and wastes their potential. It is both a waste and a regression.
The policies needed to combat unemployment go against the thrust of fiscal consolidation; it is not only an economic problem but a serious social problem.
Curiosity Rover on Mars
A highly anticipated drilling on Mars is set to happen. NASA’s Curiosity rover is to drill a rock outcrop as flat as a pool table that is expected to make a fresh insight into the red planet’s history. Curiosity rover will soon drill for the first rock sample in an area that NASA scientists call a “candy store” of Martian terrain.
Curiosity was due to arrive at the site in the next days. Richard Cook, a project manager of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that the car-sized rover will test its drill for the first time “probably in the next two weeks.”
The drilling on a Martian rock has been billed as the most complex engineering task since the acrobatic landing inside a Martian crater last summer. The rover is on its quest to determine if environmental conditions could have been favorable for microbes. Project scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology said that “they are thrilled and can’t wait to get drilling.”
Curiosity is a robotic rover exploring Gale Crater on Mars as part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission (MSL). The $2.5 billion Curiosity mission was launched in 2011. As the most high-tech interplanetary rover, Curiosity has been on a slow streak since its action-packed arrival. Curiosity’s goal is to drive to the base of Mount Sharp. It is a six-month journey to the Red planet without having stops. Grotzinger said the pace of the mission was “100 percent discovery-driven” and can’t be rushed.
It is said that scientist have been captivated by the sedimentary rocks that differ from the pebbles found at the landing site on Mars.