Monday, September 30, 2019
Students of any university or community college attend school in pursuit of an education and career. Most of the time spent by college students is aimed towards studying, doing homework, and any other activity that will assist their education. What many college students are unaware of though, is by affiliating themselves with clubs and organizations, efforts to their education, social networking, and community can all be accomplished. Joining a club has the ability to enrich any studentÃ¢â¬â¢s college experience and should be taken into consideration by all college students. Clubs give students opportunities to meet other students and individuals who share the same interests. Not only will they benefit in gaining a friend, they will have the opportunity to meet peers with similar majors and classes. Taking into consideration that incoming freshmen may need an extra boost; clubs will be able to provide the needed attention and information with guidance from the seniority. For example, freshmen can benefit in joining clubs by receiving guidance from other students on what classes or which professors to take. New freshmen tend to enroll into college as an undeclared major and sometimes may require assistance in the selection of classes. College organizations can play as a major factor in helping college students and should not be ignored. According to Jeff Milam, the eHow Contributor, not only will joining a club help Ã¢â¬Å"encourage you to form relationships with your peers, it may also lead to important business contacts in the futureÃ¢â¬ (Milam). All college clubs must have at least one advisor that assists and overlooks the club. By being in a club, students will have the opportunity to meet and communicate with college staffs and instructors. In most scenarios, the advisor of a college club is an administrator of the campus. Thus, straight-forward information can always be received from a club advisor because of his or her credibility. By taking part in college clubs, an individual will also gain a chance at observing specialists in their career fields. Being in a club may even be life changing to college students. There will always be some bashful individuals who are simply too shy to ever socialize. By joining a club, it will provide a gateway to overcoming this personal problem. Whenever a student comes upon an interesting club, it is most notably because that individual has something in common with the club and its members. Students are more comfortable being around people who share the same interests or have particular things in common. In result, this can be the start of getting students out of their comfort zone and leading them to socialize more often. College clubs and organizations should be a part of college students because of the opportunity to establishing a studentÃ¢â¬â¢s social skills. Most importantly to some students, joining a club is an escape from stress. Sometimes school can be stressful on individuals, or students may have other issues that require relief. School organizations are most certainly not always about accomplishing specific goals; school clubs can be a stress relief to those who may need an escape from reality once in a while. By taking action in a club, a student will be able to achieve great feats and at the same time, have some fun. According to Heidi Coghlan, former About.com guide, by participating in clubs, it can help individuals in Ã¢â¬Å"developing independenceÃ¢â¬ (Coghlan). It helps students stand on their own and make their own decisions. Many school clubs are run for students and operated by students. By being a member, it increases the chance of a student being able to speak out for his or her ideas. This can contribute to a studentÃ¢â¬â¢s future with leadership skills, communication, and to being a responsible individual. Affiliation with college clubs can also motivate students to do more for the campus or to argue for a cause. The opportunity of becoming a club member should not be missed because it can assist an individual in becoming well-rounded and an open-minded thinker. Many clubs take trips to visit other college campuses. This gives students a chance to explore how other schools function and how other campuses compare. Especially for the students who are planning to continue their education for a great period of time. Joining a college club is great opportunity in meeting other peers from school and establishing social networks. With the affiliation in a club or organization, campus visiting trips can be issued and beneficial to students. Most clubs do volunteer work and this is a good start to building a bond with the community. Students get to experience being in an environment where they can learn and yet have fun at the same time when they are involved with club activities. Joining a club really does make a difference in the world; and by having more students join in, the more impact it will have in establishing better community affiliation. As all students are striving for a professional career in the world, it should be taken into consideration that community involvement cannot be ignored. Thus, with college clubs, an individual can give back to the community. College clubs and organizations are all unnecessary in the pursuit of an education, but can be a factor in developing a well-rounded thinking and professional individual. Clubs provide all that may be necessary to a student. For example, a club provides a variety of peers, educators, and numerous other resources for students. Attending college can be hard on freshmen and anyone who is unaware of opportunities on and off campus. In conclusion, with the aid of school clubs, freshmen and anyone else will receive the chance to utilize any necessary information. School organizations and clubs should not be ignored and every student should instill some effort into a club because of the extraordinary investment it yields. Works Cited Coghlan, Heidi. Ã¢â¬Å"Reasons for Your Child to Join a Club.Ã¢â¬ KidsÃ¢â¬â¢ Clubs Ã¢â¬â Learn About Clubs, Organizations and After School Activities for Kids. The New York Times Company, 2011. Web. 19 Sept. 2011. Milam, Jeff. Ã¢â¬Å"Reasons College Students Should Join a Club | EHow.com.Ã¢â¬ EHow | How to Videos, Articles & More Ã¢â¬â Trusted Advice for the Curious Life | EHow.com. Demand Media, Inc, 1999. Web. 19 Sept. 2011.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Ã¢â¬Å"Demand something back,Ã¢â¬ I said to myself as I waited for the Obin council member to greet me in my state-room. Ã¢â¬Å"Demand something back. Demand something back.Ã¢â¬ I'm definitely going to throw up, I thought. You can't throw up, I answered myself. You haven't figured out the plumbing yet. You don't know what to throw up into. That at least was true. The Obin don't excrete or take care of their personal hygiene the same way humans do, and they don't have the same issues with modesty that we do when they're with others of their own race. In the corner of my stateroom was an interesting array of holes and spigots that looked like something that you would probably use for bathroom purposes. But I had no idea what was what. I didn't want to use the thing that I thought was the sink, only to find out later it was supposed to be the toilet. Drinking from the toilet was fine for Babar, but I like to think I have higher standards. This was definitely going to be an issue in another hour or two. I would have to ask Hickory or Dickory about it. They weren't with me because I asked to be taken directly to my stateroom when we took off and then asked to be alone for an hour, at which point I wanted to see the council member. I think that by doing that, I messed up some sort of ceremonial welcome from the crew of the Obin transport (called Obin Transport 8532, in typical and boring Obin efficiency), but I didn't let that bother me. It did have the effect I was going for at the moment: I had decided I was going to be a little bit difficult. Being a little bit difficult was going to make it easier, I hoped, to do what I needed to do next. Which was to try to save Roanoke. My dad had his own plan to do that, and I was going to help him with it. But I was thinking up a plan of my own. All it needed me to do was to demand something back. Something really, really, really big. Oh, well, my brain said. If this doesn't work at least you can ask this council guy where you're supposed to pee. Yes, well, that would be something. There was a knock on my stateroom door, and the door then slid open. There was no lock on the door because Obin among themselves didn't have much of a concept of privacy (no signal on the door, either, for the same reason). Three Obin entered the room: Hickory and Dickory, and a third Obin who was new to me. Ã¢â¬Å"Welcome, Zoe,Ã¢â¬ it said to me. Ã¢â¬Å"We welcome you at the start of your time with the Obin.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Thank you,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Are you the council member?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I am,Ã¢â¬ it said. Ã¢â¬Å"My name is Dock.Ã¢â¬ I tried very hard to keep a smile off my face and failed miserably. Ã¢â¬Å"You said your name was Dock,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Yes,Ã¢â¬ it said. Ã¢â¬Å"As in Ã¢â¬ËHickory, Dickory, Dock,'Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"That is correct,Ã¢â¬ it said. Ã¢â¬Å"That's quite a coincidence,Ã¢â¬ I said, once I got my face back under control. Ã¢â¬Å"It is not a coincidence,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"When you named Hickory and Dickory, we learned of the nursery rhyme from which you derived the names. When I and many other Obin chose names for ourselves, we chose words from the rhyme.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I knew there were other Hickorys and Dickorys,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"But you're telling me that there are other Obin named Ã¢â¬ËDock,' too.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yes,Ã¢â¬ said Dock. Ã¢â¬Å"And Ã¢â¬ËMouse' and Ã¢â¬ËClock,'Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Yes,Ã¢â¬ said Dock. Ã¢â¬Å"What about Ã¢â¬ËRan,' Ã¢â¬ËUp,' and Ã¢â¬ËThe'?Ã¢â¬ I asked. Ã¢â¬Å"Every word in the rhyme is popular as a name,Ã¢â¬ said Dock. Ã¢â¬Å"I hope some of the Obin know they've named themselves after a definite article,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"We are all aware of the meaning of the words,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"What was important is the association to you. You named these two Ã¢â¬ËHickory' and Ã¢â¬ËDickory.' Everything followed from there.Ã¢â¬ I had been getting sidetracked by the idea that an entire fearsome race of aliens had given themselves goofy names because of the names I had thoughtlessly given two of them more than a decade before; this comment by Dock snapped me back into focus. It was a reminder that the Obin, with their new consciousness, had so identified with me, so imprinted on me, even as a child, that even a nursery rhyme I liked carried weight. Demand something back. My stomach cramped up. I ignored it. Ã¢â¬Å"Hickory,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Are you and Dickory recording right now?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yes,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"Stop please,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Councilor Dock, are you recording this right now?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I am,Ã¢â¬ it said. Ã¢â¬Å"Although only for my personal recollection.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Please stop,Ã¢â¬ I said. They all stopped recording. Ã¢â¬Å"Have we offended you?Ã¢â¬ Dock asked. Ã¢â¬Å"No,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"But I don't think you'll want this as part of the permanent record.Ã¢â¬ I took a deep breath. Ã¢â¬Å"I require something from the Obin, Councilor.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Tell me what it is,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"I will try to find it for you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I require the Obin to help me defend Roanoke,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"I am afraid we are unable to help you with that request,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"It's not a request,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"I do not understand,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"I said, it's not a request. I didn't request the Obin's help, Councilor. I said I require it. There's a difference.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"We cannot comply,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"The Colonial Union has requested that we provide no assistance to Roanoke.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I don't care,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"What the Colonial Union wants at this point means absolutely nothing to me. The Colonial Union is planning to let everyone I care about die because it's decided Roanoke is more useful as a symbol than a colony. I don't give a crap about the symbolism. I care about the people. My friends and family. They need help. And I require it from you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Assisting you means breaking our treaty with the Colonial Union,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"Your treaty,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"That would be the one that allows you access to me.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yes,Ã¢â¬ Dickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"You realize you have me,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"On this ship. Technically on Obin territory. You don't need Colonial Union permission to see me anymore.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Our treaty with the Colonial Union is not only about access to you,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"It covers many issues, including our access to the consciousness machines we wear. We cannot go against this treaty, even for you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Then don't break it,Ã¢â¬ I said, and this is where I mentally crossed my fingers. I knew the Obin would say they couldn't break their treaty with the Colonial Union; Hickory had said so before. This is where things were about to get really tricky. Ã¢â¬Å"I require the Obin help me defend Roanoke, Councilor. I didn't say the Obin had to do it themselves.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I am afraid I do not understand you,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"Get someone else to help me,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Hint to them that the help would be appreciated. Do whatever you have to do.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"We would not be able to hide our influence,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"The Colonial Union will not be swayed by the argument that our forcing another race to act on your behalf does not constitute interference.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Then ask someone the Colonial Union knows you can't force,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Whom do you suggest?Ã¢â¬ Dock asked. There's an old expression for when you do something completely crazy. Ã¢â¬Å"Shooting the moon,Ã¢â¬ it's called. This was me raising my rifle. Ã¢â¬Å"The Consu,Ã¢â¬ I said. Blam. There went my shot at a very faraway moon. But it was a shot I had to take. The Obin were obsessed with the Consu, for perfectly excellent reasons: How could you not be obsessed with the creatures that gave you intelligence, and then ignored you for the rest of eternity? The Consu had spoken to the Obin only once since they gave them consciousness, and that conversation came at the high cost of half of all Obin, everywhere. I remembered that cost. I planned to use it to my advantage now. Ã¢â¬Å"The Consu do not speak to us,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"Make them,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"We do not know how,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"Find a way,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"I know how the Obin feel about the Consu, Councilor. I've studied them. I've studied you. Hickory and Dickory made a story about them. Obin's first creation myth, except it's true. I know how you got them to speak to you. And I know you've tried to get them to speak to you again since then. Tell me it's not true.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"It's true,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm willing to guess you're still working on it even now,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"We are,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"We have been.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Now is the time to make that happen,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"There is no guarantee that the Consu would help you, even if we convinced them to speak to us and hear our plea on your behalf,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"The Consu are unknowable.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I understand that,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"It's worth a try anyway.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Even if what you ask were possible, it would come at a high cost,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"If you knew what it cost us the last time we spoke to the Consu Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"I know exactly how much it cost,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Hickory told me. And I know the Obin are used to paying for what they get. Let me ask you, Councilor. What did you get from my biological father? What did you get from Charles Boutin?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"He gave us consciousness,Ã¢â¬ Dock said, Ã¢â¬Å"as you well know. But it came at a price. Your father asked for a war.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Which you never gave him,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"My father died before you could pay up. You got his gift for free.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"The Colonial Union asked for a price to finish his work,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"That's between you and the Colonial Union,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"It doesn't take anything away from what my father did, or the fact you never paid for it. I am his daughter. I am his heir. The fact you are here says that the Obin give me the honor they would give him. I could say to you that you owe me what you owe him: a war, at least.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I cannot say that we owe you what we owed your father,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"Then what do you owe me?Ã¢â¬ I asked. Ã¢â¬Å"What do you owe me for what I've done for you? What is your name?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"My name is Dock,Ã¢â¬ it said. Ã¢â¬Å"A name you have because one day I named those two Hickory and Dickory,Ã¢â¬ I said, pointing at my two friends. Ã¢â¬Å"It's only the most obvious example of what you have through me. My father gave you consciousness, but you didn't know what to do with it, did you? None of you did. All of you learned what to do with your consciousness by watching me grow into mine, as a child and now as who I am today. Councilor, how many Obin have watched my life? Seen how I did things? Learned from me?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"All of them,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"We have all learned from you, Zoe.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What has it cost the Obin?Ã¢â¬ I asked. Ã¢â¬Å"From the time Hickory and Dickory came to live with me, until the moment I stepped onto this ship, what has it cost you? What have I ever asked of any Obin?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You have not asked for anything,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. I nodded. Ã¢â¬Å"So let's review. The Consu gave you intelligence and it cost you half of all the Obin when you came to ask them why they did it. My father gave you consciousness, and the price for it was a war, a price which you would have willingly paid had he lived. I have given you ten years of lessons on how to be conscious Ã¢â¬â on how to live. The bill for that has come due, Councilor. What price do I require? Do I require the lives of half the Obin in the universe? No. Do I require the Obin to commit to a war against an entire other race? No. I require only your help to save my family and friends. I don't even require that the Obin do it themselves, only that they find a way to have someone else do it for them. Councilor, given the Obin's history of what it's received and what it has cost, what I am requiring of the Obin now comes very cheap indeed.Ã¢â¬ Dock stared at me, silently. I stared back, mostly because I had forgotten to blink through all of that and I was afraid if I tried to blink now I might scream. I think it was making me look unnervingly calm. I could live with that. Ã¢â¬Å"We were to send a skip drone when you arrived,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"It has not been sent yet. I will let the rest of the Obin council know of your requirement. I will tell them I support you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Thank you, Councilor,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"It may take some time to decide on a course of action,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"You don't have time,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"I am going to see General Gau, and I am going to deliver my dad's message to him. The Obin council has until I am done speaking to General Gau to act. If it has not, or will not, then you will leave General Gau without me.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You will not be safe with the Conclave,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"Are you under the impression that I will tolerate being among the Obin if you refuse me?Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"I keep telling you this: I am not asking for this. I am requiring it. If the Obin will not do this, they lose me.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"That would be very hard for some of us to accept,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"We had already lost you for a year, Zoe, when the Colonial Union hid your colony.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Then what will you do?Ã¢â¬ I asked. Ã¢â¬Å"Drag me back onto the ship? Hold me captive? Record me against my will? I don't imagine that will be very entertaining. I know what I am to the Obin, Councilor. I know what uses you have all put me to. I don't think you will find me very useful after you refuse me.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I understand you,Ã¢â¬ Dock said. Ã¢â¬Å"And now I must send this message. Zoe, it is an honor to meet you. Please excuse me.Ã¢â¬ I nodded. Dock left. Ã¢â¬Å"Please close the door,Ã¢â¬ I said to Hickory, who was the closest to it. It did. Ã¢â¬Å"Thank you,Ã¢â¬ I said, and threw up all over my shoes. Dickory was over to me immediately and caught me before I could fall completely. Ã¢â¬Å"You are ill,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm fine,Ã¢â¬ I said, and then threw up all over Dickory. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh, God, Dickory,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm so sorry.Ã¢â¬ Hickory came over, took me from Dickory and guided me toward the strange plumbing. It turned on a tap and water came bubbling out. Ã¢â¬Å"What is that?Ã¢â¬ I asked. Ã¢â¬Å"It is a sink,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"You're sure?Ã¢â¬ I asked. Hickory nodded. I leaned over and washed my face and rinsed my mouth out. Ã¢â¬Å"How do you feel?Ã¢â¬ Hickory said, after I had cleaned myself off as best I could. Ã¢â¬Å"I don't think I'm going to throw up anymore, if that's what you mean,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Even if I wanted to, there's nothing left.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You vomited because you are sick,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"I vomited because I just treated one of your leaders like it was my cabin boy,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"That's a new one for me, Hickory. It really is.Ã¢â¬ I looked over at Dickory, who was covered in my upchuck. Ã¢â¬Å"And I hope it works. Because I think if I have to do that again, my stomach might just flop right out on the table.Ã¢â¬ My insides did a flip-flop after I said that. Note to self: After having vomited, watch the overly colorful comments. Ã¢â¬Å"Did you mean it?Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"What you said to Dock?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Every word,Ã¢â¬ I said, and then motioned at myself. Ã¢â¬Å"Come on, Hickory. Look at me. You think I'd put myself through all of this if I wasn't serious?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I wanted to be sure,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"You can be sure,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Zoe, we will be with you,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"Me and Dickory. No matter what the council decides. If you choose to stay behind after you speak to General Gau, we will stay with you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Thank you, Hickory,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"But you don't have to do that.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"We do,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"We would not leave you, Zoe. We have been with you for most of your life. And for all the life that we have spent conscious. With you and with your family. You have called us part of your family. You are away from that family now. You may not see them again. We would not have you be alone. We belong with you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I don't know what to say,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Say you will let us stay with you,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"Yes,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Do stay. And thank you. Thank you both.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You are welcome,Ã¢â¬ Hickory said. Ã¢â¬Å"And now as your first official duties, find me something new to wear,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm starting to get really ripe. And then tell me which of those things over there is the toilet. Because now I really need to know.Ã¢â¬
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Britain of evacuation in World War Two Essay During the course of World War Two, many people were evacuated, not just children. There were many differing reactions to evacuation. The reaction would depend on the experience you had. Reactions would also change over time during the war and even after the war had finished. One set of people affected by Evacuation was the Children. Many children did not know where they were going and therefore experienced feelings of fear and anger. The children disliked being separated from their parents but put on brave faces so not worry their families. When the children arrived at their destination, they were taken to school halls of town meeting places where the were chosen by their Ã¢â¬Å"fosterÃ¢â¬ families, which they disliked because often they were split from their sisters and brothers. If they had negative attitudes, they very often did not settle quickly like those who had positive attitudes and would see their stay as a holiday. If an evacuee had a positive experience, they would have pleasant memories of being treated as one of the family. Evacuation was described as Ã¢â¬Å"no better than a Ã¢â¬ËpaedophileÃ¢â¬â¢s charterÃ¢â¬â¢ Ã¢â¬ as it would have been easier to abuse children away from home. However, in a study of 450 ex-evacuees, only 12% of them had bad experiences. Michael Caine remembers being evacuated with his brother Clarence. He said Ã¢â¬ My brother used to went the bed when he was nervous. My foster mother could not figure out who it was so she beat both of us, and Clarence became more nervous and wet the bed more. Ã¢â¬ However, not all experiences were bad. On ex-evacuees remembers being given clothes when he was evacuated. A childÃ¢â¬â¢s reaction to evacuation would depend on their experiences while in care. Another set of people who were affected by evacuation was the childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s parents. Most parents were reluctant to send their children away but agreed because of propaganda. Not all parents sent their children away though. Some parents thought that their children were safe in their family home. However, most parents brought their children home due to the Ã¢â¬Ëphoney Ã¢â¬Ë war. But the children were evacuated again when the Blitz happened, although the scale of evacuation was not as large as the first wave in September 1939. Thanks to the Blitz, many parents changed their opinions on evacuation, now agreeing that it was probably best for their children. Britain of evacuation in World War Two. (2017, Oct 11).
Friday, September 27, 2019
Individual Freedom - Assignment Example Warrants should always be obtained when doing search and seizures. Keywords: Introduction 1500 words In the history of the people of the United States, before it was known as such, the British were a ruling force in the land. In dealings with the British, much as was found in the homeland of Britain, there have been seizures of private property and belongings of the people without benefit of reason. When the Bill of Rights was created, the Fourth Amendment was also created which guaranteed the right of people to be secure in their homes, and that all possessions in their home and about their person, would also be safe , unless due cause could be shown and sworn to by the appropriate person (Franklin, Jefferson, & Madison, 2013). Therefore, such items which are confiscated during a search, and the search of a premise itself, conducted without benefit of a warrant, are not considered permissible in a court of law and during a trial (Coyle, 2013). 1.Enforcement of the Fourth Amendment h as been upheld in a number of cases since that time, including Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961) and Massiah v. United States, 377 U.S. 201 (1964), which was guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, said that any statements of self-incrimination made by the defendant, without benefit of counsel being present, would be considered void (Coyle, 2013). Subsequently, the Supreme Court took a step further in the case of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 439 (1966), emphasized that a statement must be read to each person, notifying them of the right to remain silent, so as to not incriminate themselves, and that anything said after that, would then be considered a confession and self-incriminating, valid for use in court as evidence (Coyle, 2013). Justice Bradley stated in the case of Weeks v. U.S., 232 U.S. 383 (1914), that in Boyd v. United States, 116 U.S. 616 (1886), the previous ruling made by Lord Camden in Entick v. Carrington, 19 HowellÃ¢â¬â¢s State Trials, 102 (1765), a British common law case concerning the liberties of people, declared that the defendants, who committed the trespass on John Entwick, were not guilty of trespassing when the kingÃ¢â¬â¢s messengers broke into EntwickÃ¢â¬â¢s home and proceeded look through everything for four hours. They caused damage to the house and its contents, and also through removing possessions from the home in order to deliver them to Lord Halifax, who had issued that warrant. Yet it was shown by Justice Bradley, within the Weeks case, that on further review, Lord Halifax had no right to issue a warrant and therefore, the complaint by Entwick against Halifax, was sustained, based on English common laws (Findlaw, 2013). 2.Chief Justice John Marshall has stated that the founding fathers, in creating the Constitution, expected the people to observe the fundamental principles of freedom as set forth in the structure. People were to exhibit thoughtfulness and experience in giving meaning to these principles in an ever-changing w orld and yet, the Constitution must continue forward (Stone & Marshall, 2011). In the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution, these principles were put into place because of past abuses by higher powers in search and seizures of people without regard to their rights as free humans. When a rumor could instigate a search and seizure, then all people were at risk of their liberty and would have to live in fear. Therefore, it was important that
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Discrimination - Essay Example My friend has been under the impression that attractive people are more popular in the society and it is fundamental to confirm to societyÃ¢â¬â¢s standards of physical beauty, by reducing overweight by means of strenuous exercises and dieting. Significantly, my friend is just another victim of the discrimination against or chauvinism towards individuals on the basis of their appearance. However, undertaking undesirable methods such as strenuous exercises and dieting in order to confirm to the societyÃ¢â¬â¢s standards of physical beauty is most objectionable and disagreeable. First of all, it is essential to maintain that the misconception about standards of physical beauty can lead people to adopting the most unacceptable methods of weight loss and good looks. The best way to maintain physical beauty is to switch on to healthy way of living and positive means of controlling bodyweight. My friend John has been blindly following the unpleasant methods of weight loss such as strenuo us exercises and dieting in order to confirm to the societyÃ¢â¬â¢s standards of physical beauty.
Write a Policy Manual for Treatment Individuals - Essay Example It is therefore important that policy governing treatment individuals in the prisons should be formulated with the prisoners and officers in mind so as to ensure observation of human rights. The International Convent on Civil and Political Rights states that Ã¢â¬Å"All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person.Ã¢â¬ The American Convention on Human rights under article 5 section 2 also states and emphasizes the importance of the same. It is therefore very important for all professional working in prison facilities to observe basic human rights conventions, ethical standards and policies set by judicial authorities when carrying out their jobs in correcting behavior of prisoners placed under their care. A good policy should emphasize observation of certain important rationale in making decisions on issues of ethical concern such as the rights enjoyed by prisoners, their privacy and even medical health. This is because they are public servants, earning from public coffers and as such should perform their duties in a manner that makes assures public confidence in the institutions of corr ection. Professionals working in prison facilities should always make sure to fully identify all facts so as not to act with probabilities or leave room for future prediction. They should also refer to relevant value systems as well as concepts on handling ethical issues such as privacy in the best possible interest. For instance in the case where a prisoner is sick and requires special urgent medical attention yet the rules restrict entry any officer to the prisonerÃ¢â¬â¢s room at the time. It will be the responsibility of the officer to make the life saving decision of ensuring the prisoner is attended while referring to available rules and concepts. Officers should also make it their job to ascertain all moral
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Internship monthly report - Assignment Example I participated in several activities like; preparing several master programs. I was briefed on the idea before I began doing it. I also took part in the view and price analysis of the Baltimore house project. It was fun as well as challenging as I had to do it on my own and later explain why I thought it was so to the rest. Another challenging activity I did was to participate in a meeting representing one of my supervisors who was on holiday. I had to report to representatives from other departments on issues concerning the Baltimore project plan of the Wing Hong Street project. It was very exciting since I had to contribute to the meeting alone. I gained the essential knowledge concerning the job nature of building and construction. For this second month, I learnt how to co-operate with diverse parties from a customer perspective. I established that problems in communication were the most tricky to address in property management. Junior, RicardoÃ M., JosÃ ©Ã R. Quevedo, Civil Engineer, JorgeÃ M. Jr, and PauloÃ S. Fontoura. "THE NECESSARY BACKGROUND FOR IMPLEMENTING AND MANAGING BUILDING DESIGN PROCESSES USING WEB ENVIRONMENTS."Ã (2007):
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Strategic Management in Steel Industry - Dissertation Example With this understanding, it might appear that the evident differences in economic and social policies among OECD governments are explicable as rational responses to the real world, based on democratic political choice, free of overriding concerns to liberalize national economies". In order to run the steel making and the steel selling business profitably-which often is set up at massive deployment of capital and manpower requiring setting up of large scale steel plants ;it has become virtually necessary to plan the operations and policy along the strategic lines. In fact strategic management gives a way of approaching the various issues in any business along scientific lines so that business objectives are attained in an orderly and timely manner. Some businesses are simple, involving easily understood stages involved right from production to marketing to financial aspects; whilst others -like steel industry- are so very complex that one section of business may not even appreciate the complexities involved in the operations of another section of the business, not to talk about keeping in sync with policy thrusts and strategic orientations of the two sections. Strategic management provides answers readily in such complex business situations by offering a model of identifying the strategic areas where attention and focus is required. This paper approaches the issue of strategic management in steel industry through a thorough literature review exploring the concept of strategic management as it is theorized and practiced in steel industry and attempts to find an empirical support for the same through questionnaire survey of policy making and decision making executives in the randomly chosen steel makers.... From the dissertation, it is clear that the concentration witnessed among the steel industryÃ¢â¬â¢s customers is still more marked among its suppliers. In the seaborne iron ore trade, three companies control more than 70 percent of the world market. In coking coal, five suppliers control nearly 60 percent of all exports. The merged entity will immediately achieve industry leadership with a production capacity of approximately 130 million tons a year and around 10 percent of world steel output. The new group will have leading positions in the high-end segments of North America and Western Europe with low-cost production in high-growth, developing economies. In conclusion, Mittal Steel has low-cost operations in the developing economies of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa; Arcelor has low-cost slab manufacturing in Brazil as well as other South American facilities. For its part, Mittal Steel will contribute sizeable captive supplies of raw materials Ã¢â¬â enabling the combined entity to have strong positions at every step of the value chain. Mittal Steel is approximately 50 percent self-sufficient in iron ore and coal and in 2004 produced more direct reduced iron (DRI) and coke than it consumed. It intends to invest in lifting raw material production, particularly at its major mines in the Ukraine and Liberia. The combination of Mittal Steel and Arcelor will result in a steelmaker more than three times larger than its nearest competitor and with every chance of reaching a production capacity of between 150 million tons and 200 million tons within ten years.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Protein Research - Essay Example they protect the body against bacteria and viruses by immobilizing antibodies that are immediately destroyed by the white blood cells(Whitford, 2005). Contractile proteins such as actin and myosin are responsible for the movement of the body cells through muscle contraction and movement. Enzymes are another category of proteins, and they are responsible for the facilitation of biochemical reactions whereby they speed up the reactions. Proteins of this kind are mainly involved in the digestive system, e.g., the lactase for sugar breakdown and the pepsin for protein breakdown. Another category of proteins is the hormonal proteins which are messenger proteins that help in the coordination of bodily activities(Creighton, 2010). The most common hormonal protein is insulin that controls the blood sugar levels in the body(Creighton, 2010). Other hormonal proteins are oxytocin and somatotropin which stimulate childbirth and protein production in muscle cells respectively. Structural proteins are fibrous and stingy in nature, and they play the role of provision of support to the body cells. An example of structural proteins is the keratins that give strength to protective covering such as hair. Proteins involved in the storage of amino acids such as ovalbumin and casein are categorized as storage proteins(Whitford, 2005). Some proteins such as the hemoglobin and the cytochromes are involved in transportation of molecules around the body, and they fall in the category of transport protein. Proteins are formed by combination of organic compounds called amino acids and they are the building blocks of life. Whereas proteins are digested, amino acids left and the body utilizes them to break down food, grow, produce energy and repair body tissues. Amino acids are classified into three groups namely the essential amino acids, non-essential amino acids and conditional amino acids(Creighton, 2010). The body contains nine essential amino acids, and they are unique since the body
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Compare and Contrast Melody and Structure in the Brahms, Debussy and Poulenc Essay Brahms is a composer in which melody is not the key focus, but still does in fact use it to his advantage. As a romantic composer Brahms definitely uses the features of the romantic era in his music, for example, the augmentation of motifs. This happens regularly throughout the piece but specifically he does an augmentation of the x motif in bar 105-108. Another melodic feature that is present in this Piano Quintet is the use of ornamentation. This helps to create decoration to the melody line and is seen in the y motif at bar 109. The last melodic feature that Brahms predominantly uses is rests and staccatos. This creates a jerky melody throughout for the strings and piano to play. Debussy in contrast, uses smooth melodies, by using slurs, which is shown from the first bar to create his description of the poem. Another contrast to Brahms, is that Debussy uses solos and unaccompanied melodies in his composition and Brahms never lets a part play on its own. DebussyÃ¢â¬â¢s main and famous solo that he uses for the melody is in the flute at bar 1. Furthermore, he also uses whole tone scales to be able to create a different melody that has not been used before, and this is shown at bar 31 and 32 in the clarinet. Similarly to Brahms, Debussy decorates his melody, however not with ornamentation but with different rhythms so that he can add in extra note flurrys. For example, the rhythm in bar 3 in the flute, at bar 21-22 has been decorated with demi-semi triplets. Poulenc similarily uses ornamentation in the way that Brahms does in his piece, for example in bar 10 he has used a type of higher mordent. In addition, a melodic feature which is unique to this composition is the arpeggio figures, which is shown in the trumpet in the first three notes. This appergio figures helps us to establish what key we are in. Furthermore, just like the Brahms Poulenc makes use of our ability to make extreme dynamics for the melody,without having to add instruments. It starts off quietly until the fourth bar where it jumps to forte for three homorhythm notes. Lastly, Poulenc uses some chromaticism, just like Debussy. The chromatic melodic figure that appears in this piece is in the trombone in the Coda. Brahms is very particular about the structure of his composition also. The overall structure of the piece is Ternary Form, which is A-B-A or this case Scherzo-Trio-Scherzo. The Scherzo is a movement which is mean to be like Ã¢â¬Ëa jokeÃ¢â¬â¢. This structure and Scherzo was influecend by the Classical period as we were still developing the romantic era at this time. Brahms, decides to experiment with the Ternary structure though, so within the Scherzo there are three themes called A,B and C, and these are formed together witha fugato section to form ABCAB Fugato BCAB. Furthermore, the Trio also uses its own Ternary form within itself with different themes. Lastly, the structure of the Fugato section is also experimented with to make it complicated and decorative to the listener, so Brahms uses a fugal subject and countersbujects at the same time and changes the points and instruments in which the different countersubjects come in. He ends the Fugal section with a Stretto, creating a extra part of structure, which uses fragmented ideas from previous melodies. Similarly to Brahms, Debussy uses a Ternary Form structure of ABA. Furthermore, within the A section there is two subsections and a transitions. You can tell each different subsection because there is something new going on in each section. For example, in A1 the main theme of the flute is present, to the transition where the instrumentation changes and the melody starts to get scalic, and then for the final subsection it has a significant difference of a new tempo. This is a comparison with Brahms because Debussy has also experimented within the structure but has not gone to the extent that Brahms has. Lastly, the whole structure is based on description. Debussy is trying to give a musical/visual image to a tone poem, and this helps him to create his structure throughout, because it needed to adapt to what was going on. The Sonata structure is not in fact in Sonata form, it uses a variation of Ternary form. Again like Brahms and Debussy, he does not just use ABA, but create a transition and a coda to go with this to create the structure of his whole piece. This is less ambigious than the other two composers but this is because Poulenc was heavily influenced by the neo-classical style. Moreover, to create a contrast within the piece Poulenc used extended phrase structures and distinct classical style phrasing to help him clarify his structure e. g. bars 1-4. In comparision to Brahms, Poulenc uses themes within his structure to give each section its own miniature structure, for example, in Section A, bars 1-21, there are three themes A (b1-8) ,B (9-17) and C (18-21). In conclusion, there reasons there are similarities between the pieces are because they are all in similar music periods. All it ranges from is the romantic period, where experimentation started to occur, to the 20th Century when experimentation was at its peak. Also, the reasons there are differences between the pieces is because of their own individuals styles and influences. Brahms is still influenced by the Classical period in some aspects due to being so close to the Classical Period, Debussy is in the middle of two periods so is influenced and his piece pushed the periods forward, and lastly, Poulenc was influenced by Neo classicism, and this shows all the composers influences are contrasting.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Key definitions in teaching 1.2 Reflect on ways in which professional practice promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity Based on an observed lesson, write a reflective account about how effectively your practice promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity. In your account you must consider: How promoting equality and diversity protects learners from harm. Actions that you take to value learners. The information that you provide to learners and how this is provided Your communication strategies and own behaviour in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. How working with other agencies and professionals supports your inclusive practice. Unit 7, LO3.2 also contributes to this assessment criterion 1.3 Explain the contribution of learning to personal development, community development and economic growth You need to complete the following table and explain how each aspect of learning contributes to the listed areas 1.4 Analyse the impact of own professional values on learning and teaching Complete the following table. You need to discuss the following What these things are (describe them) How they could affect (impact) on you own professionalism as a teacher LO2 Ã¢â¬â Understand policies and regulatory requirements relating to the lifelong learning sector 2.1 Analyse the implications for and impact of government policies on practice in the lifelong learning sector Complete the table below, discussing the implication of each policy and how they have impacted on the sector. 2.2 Analyse ways in which government policies and the requirements of regulatory bodies impact on practice in own specialist area Complete the table below. This is similar to the previous one, but you must focus on your own specialist area. LO2.3 Explain the roles of regulatory and funding bodies in the lifelong learning sector Write a report which fully covers the following topics in detail: 1) Funding and regulation. Explain the roles and purposes of key agencies responsible for funding and regulation (e.g. Sector Skills Councils, LSIS, SFA, HEFC, OFSTED, EU funding). Analyse how these agencies have an impact on how the sector is run. 2) Quality improvement. Explain the roles and purposes of key agencies responsible for quality improvement (e.g. QAA, OFSTED, LSIS, IFL, Awarding Organisations, Matrix, ISO, etc.) and how these agencies have an impact on quality and quality improvement in the sector 3) The inspection process. Analyse how the inspection process (Ofsted and the Common Inspection Framework) has an impact on practice is the sector. LO3 Be able to contribute to quality improvement and quality assurance systems and Procedures 3.1 Review own role and contribution in quality improvement and quality assurance in the organisation Complete this table by discussing how you are involved and contribute to these quality procedures. LO 3.2 Examine the role of assessment and evaluation in the quality cycle This is covered in Unit 5, 1.3, 2.1 and 4.1 LO 3.3 Produce accurate assessment data and records This is covered in Unit 5, 2.2, 2.3 3.4 Assess the validity and reliability of data relating to own learners Attach a copies learner tracking sheets, course reviews, evaluations, etc. then comment on the following: 3.5 Communicate assessment information to those with an interest in learner achievement This is covered in Unit 5 Ã¢â¬â 2.3 3.6 Ã¢â¬â Evaluate a learning programme in accordance with the quality systems and procedures in the organisation 3.7 Ã¢â¬â Communicate the result of evaluation of a learning program. To cover these two criteria you will need to conduct, or take part in, a course review and produce a report that can be shared with others responsible for quality assurance and continuous quality improvement within your organisation. The report should contain quantitative, e.g. success, achievement and retention data along with qualitative data, e.g. student surveys, etc. You may need to add brief explanations for why you have met, exceeded or failed to meet National Benchmark Data, client expectations, funding agency requirements, etc. LO4 Ã¢â¬â Understand how to develop learnersÃ¢â¬â¢ wider skills in own specialist area 4.1 Analyse how the development of wider skills can improve learner motivation, confidence and achievement Complete the following table by analysing how the listed methods may be able to improve learner motivation, confidence and achievement 4.2 Evaluate ways to provide opportunities for learners to develop wider skills Explain the good (positive) and not so good (negative) points about the following methods that could be used to help learners develop wider skills: LO5 Ã¢â¬â Be able to evaluate and improve your own wider professional practice 5.1 Analyse the effectiveness of own wider professional practice 5.2 Reflect on strengths and areas for improvement in own wider professional practice Evaluate your own wider professional practice by completing this table: 5.3 Engage in professional development opportunities to improve own wider professional practice For each area listed above where you either need some or lots of improvement complete this table of CPD activities: Area CPD activity I will undertake to improve By when?
Friday, September 20, 2019
Adult Learning in Non-formal Institutions Museums, zoos, nature centers, science centers, aquariums, and other similar institutions provide a tremendous opportunity for lifelong learning in a relatively nonthreatening setting for most adults (Schroeder 1970). Many of these attractions and museums include education as a part of their missions (see, for example, Allmon 1994; Chizar, Murphy, and Illiff 1990; Conway 1982) and the popularity of these places as providers of both recreation and education is well established (Chobot 1989). This Digest explores some of the central concepts of adult learning in these settings. A brief discussion of nonformal learning and the adult visitor lays the foundation for the examination of ideas in the literature on (1) what is educational in attractions, (2) opportunities and challenges to education in these settings, and (3) the application of adult learning theory to zoo, museum, center, and attraction education. Adult Visitors and Nonformal Learning Nonformal learning is often defined by activities outside the formal learning setting, characterized by voluntary as opposed to mandatory participation (Crane et al., 1994). Mocker and Spear (1982) offer a taxonomy of adult learning wherein nonformal learning is identified as learners holding the objectives for learning with the means controlled by the educator or organization. Maarschalk (1988) contrasts nonformal learning (i.e., outside formal settings--such as field trips and museum visits) with informal learning (i.e., that which grows out of spontaneous situations). In zoos, museums, nature centers, and attractions, adult learning can range from formal through nonformal to informal. Workshops, lectures, classes, and educational "shows" are some of the common formal adult learning programs; tours, informational signage, exhibits/interactive displays, and demonstrations are often considered nonformal learning constructed by the education staff; the individual visitor and the setting create informal learning situations (Diem 1994). For whom are these opportunities constructed? In a study of zoo visitors, Conway (1982) found that between 55-70% of all zoo visitors are adults. Hundreds of millions of people visit museums, zoos, nature centers, science centers, and other attractions (Falk and Dierking 1992). In North America, for example, over 100 million people visit zoos and aquariums each year (Eaton 1981; Howard 1989; Marshall 1994), and over 500 million visit museums (Naisbitt and Aburdene 1990). This translates to a tremendous population of learners. Adults more often than children suggest the visit (Cheek, Field, and Burdge 1976) and are also the societal decision makers whose actions directly affect the attraction, whether the decision is simply to visit or to support funding for expansion or renovation (Diem 1994).
Thursday, September 19, 2019
WHAT THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS RELEVANT TO THE STUDY OF JUDAISM ARE RAISED BY THE HOLOCAUST? The Jewish people have always considered themselves as GodÃ¢â¬â¢s chosen people and have undergone a lot of traumatic oppression throughout their life. Evolving out of a common religion, they have developed customs, culture and an ethical system which identified them as Jews regardless of their individual religious attitudes. There is a pattern evident in which the Jews have been cast as victims. The first sign of oppression noted in Jewish history according to the Hebrew scriptures, was the time in ancient years when the Jews were held in captivity by the Egyptians as slaves. MosesÃ¢â¬â¢s escape with the children of Israel marked the crucial transition in the history of Judaism. This event is known as the Exodus. The Exodus experience can be called the Ã¢â¬Ëkey eventÃ¢â¬â¢ both in Jewish history and theology. To understand the relevant details raised by the Holocaust one needs to understand how Jewish people have a strong devotion to God and have an ongoing respect for people in other religions. This is established by understanding the intention of the holy laws given to Moses for the people from God. These laws are known as the ten commandments which illustrates a list of obligations that there theology is firmly established. Their theology is based on a closeness between tradition and their moral precepts, which became conflicting for them during the time of World War II. Such is evident when they were persecuted, traumatized and de-humanized in the concentration camps. Similarly the Holocaust would be regarded as a very important event. It is this crucial experience that the Jewish people have had to query their very existence through their theological questioning. 1/3 As an effect of the economic and political upheavals of the time, the Jews were seen as endangering the purity of the Aryan race which was HitlerÃ¢â¬â¢s impression of the superior people consisting of only the Germans. During the horrid times of the war the Jews were deported to concentration camps in Europe, where many were tortured, gassed and Jewish women as young as 13 and onwards were kept and raped by the German soldiers. It was noted that over six million Jews were slaughtered by the Germans and their collaborators. This outrage was called the Holocaust. The Holocaust was not just an event. It was a process that continued for over a decade and involved the deaths of many innocent Jews.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
African Americans who live in low-income communities are more likely to engage in unprotected sexual activities than those who live in higher-income communities. ii Table of Contents ChapterÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Page/s I.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The ProblemÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã 1-2 II.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Theoretical FrameworkÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã 3-5 III.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã HypothesisÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã 6 IV.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Population and DesignÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã 7-8 V.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã ConclusionÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã 9-10 VI.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã BibliographyÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã 11-12 1 I. Problem Little to nothing was known about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) when it first erupted in the 1970s. When the epidemic finally reached noticeable proportions in the early 1980s, a disease that knows no gender, racial, or class boundaries has created a devastating impact on society. This disease has afflicted society in virtually epidemic proportions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, there are an estimated 1 million Americans infected with AIDS and 40,000-80,000 new infections with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) each year. There are few people who do not know someone who has died of AIDS, and it is estimated that, early in the new millennium, some forty million people worldwide will be infected with HIV, and ten million of them will develop AIDS. Research and statistics reveals that individual behavior is the strongest determinant of HIV and AIDS risk. This high-risk behavior place them in danger and is passed on to others by means of exchanging sex for money or drugs, injection drug users (IDUs), incarcerated persons, unborn babies of infected mothers, and other persons who have numerous sex partners. Individuals in communities where Sexual Transmitted Diseases are prevalent are also at high risk rates of AIDS and HIV infection are substantially higher in blacks than among whites, especially among adolescents and young adults (Healthy People 2000). Many factors contribute to why there are more African Americans infected with HIV, AIDS, and STDs than any other racial and ethnic group. 2 The purpose of this explanatory study is to find out why African Americans who live in low-income / African American communities are more likely to en... ...ervices (GAPS): Recommendations and Rationale. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1994 Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Anspaugh, D. J., Hamrick, M. H. & Rosato, F.D. 2000. Wellness Concepts and Applications (4th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Companies. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Babbie, Earl R. 2001. The Practice of Social Research (9th ed.). United States: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. Atlanta: Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, 1995; 7(1): 1-34. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trends in Sexual Risk Behavior among High School Students - United States, 1990,1991, and 1993. MMWR 1995; 44: 124 Ã¢â¬â 125. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Center for Disease Control and Prevention. National Prevention Information Network. Maryland: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv Crosby, Richard A. Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Atlanta: http://www.reutershealth.com/frame2/eline.html National Center for Healthy Statistics. Healthy People 2000 review. 1994. Hyattsville, MD: Public Health Service, 1995. (Publication no. DHHS (PHS) 95 Ã¢â¬â 1256 Ã¢â¬â 1). Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Research on Molecular Immunology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. NIH GUIDE, Volume 21, Number 19, May 22, 1992.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Michael Bagen SPE 101 Speech 12/14/10 Outline I. Attention getter: Going to Wedding, old man hits car i. Credibility: Real life situations with older drivers, Dad is an EMT and talks to me about calls all the time ii. Topics: The facts of old drivers, real-life stories, solutions iii. Thesis: I want a federal law to be passed that forces any driver the age of 65 and older to be retested every 3 years to not only save their lives, but others around them. II. Statistics: i. In next 20 years, the number of elderly drivers triple in amount according to Smart Motorist . Older drivers more conservative when driving rarely changing there habits because of factors such as busy highways or nighttime where as other drivers may go another route b. More accidents than kids, mostly at intersections c. At the age of 65 there is a much greater risk for a driver to be engaged in a vehicle accident 1. At the age of 75 that risk increases from just a crash to an accident involving a fatality because o f there higher risk of bad eyes or slower reaction time ii. Troubles with Age a. Bad at making turns b.Slower response rates and reaction times to a drastic change c. Studies show that most accidents involving the elderly are caused at intersections there also multi-vehicle accidents iii. In Japan (2006) a. 20. 8 percent over age 65 b. 13. 1 percent licensed drivers iv. Between 75-84 years old a. Rate of 3 deaths per 100 million miles 1. Over age of 85, chances increase nearly four times v. By 2030 a. Predictions for over age 65 1. Responsible for over 25% of fatal crashes vi. Database, Accidents Analysis & Prevention Ã¢â¬â July 2010 a. tested 10 teenagers and 10 senior citizens . used pedestrians to test stopping skills 1. 1. 8% slower in front stopping 2. 2. 8% slower on right side 3. 2. 1% slower for left side vii. One of the problems no one wants to fight this is because Seniors are one of the biggest group of voters every election a. Take away there licenses they canÃ¢â¬â¢ t drive to the polls b. Take away there licenses even if they could drive they probably wonÃ¢â¬â¢t vote for you III. Real Stories: i. Elizabeth Grimes a. 90 years old b. Drove through a red light at an intersection and hit one car and then smashed into 17 year old Katie Bolka 1.A classmates mom heard the crash from a couple cars back and ran out to see if anyone needed help, she recognized the school uniform from her kids and she called to school to let them know 2. On this day Katie left early because she wanted to get to school early for some last minute cramming since she had exams that day an had spent the previous weekend studying. a. If she left at her normal time instead of leaving early her 14-year-old sister would have been in the car with her then they both might not be here today. b. 5. 5 days later, she died, she never regained consciousness c.Of the other four people in the accident including Elizabeth they all survived with minor injuries. ii. George Russell Weller ( 2003, Santa Monica CA) a. Age 86, Weller suffered from arthritis, nausea as a side effect of medication, and reduced mobility from a hip replacement. b. George hit the back end of a Mercedes and after doing this he began to accelerate around a corner 1. He went through a road closed sign signifying that there was a farmers market going on and then proceeded to drive at around speeds of 40-60mph for about 1,000ft The only reason his car finally stopped was from bodies being under it. 2. Killed 10 people . Injured over 70 people in his Buick 1. Mistook the accelerator for the break 3. Too old to go to jail Ã¢â¬â charged for manslaughter a. Fined $101,700. b. Five years of felony probation. 4. Aftermath: a. As of May 22, 2008 the City of San Fransisco has paid out over $21 million to settle dozens of civil suits from the families b. The man that caused all this grief and devistation is confined to his house for the rest of his life receiving 24 hour nursing care 5. Scary part beside s the obvious a. His DMV record was almost spotless, besides one accident that occurred almost 10 years prior b. The accidents were almost identical to.While he didnÃ¢â¬â¢t cause any harm that time the fashion of crash was almost the same with his car driving off the road for no reason and then him getting out looking dazed and confused. iii. Elizabeth Baldick a. Age 84 b. Drove her car though a Sears from entrance 1. Completely mauling over a register counter including the employee behind it 2. The only thing that stopped her car was a cement support beam in the store 3. If it wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t for that she may not have stopped for a while a. Even after the crash had happened her foot was still pressing down on the gas and you could hear the tires still trying to move 4.The only reason she could give for all this happening was because she was currently on some medication IV. Some Solutions: i. Federal Law Passed. a. Every 3 years get re-tested 1. Check eyes and reactions ii. Doctors should work closer with the DMV a. By having doctors work closer we can get people off the road that shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t be driving b. If someone comes in with a seizure, eye problem anything that could impair there driving abilities the doctor should take it upon themselves to let the DMV know c. Or a doctor giving out medication that has side effects that could do the same the DMV should know about these things . On a personal note my cousin lives in California and is currently going through some medical problems, while he was driving a couple months ago he had a seizure. He had no history of seizures or anything of the sort but after going to the doctor he was not allowed to drive for the next couple months while he was under observation so it wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t happen again 2. Before he was allowed to drive again he had to get written consent to provide to the DMV from his doctor saying he is allowed to drive again. 3. My cousin is in his mid 40Ã¢â¬â¢s, why arenÃ¢â¬â¢t we doing th is to people that are twice his age and are still driving? ii. Increase profit a. Government will make more money with retests 1. Lower down the debt iv. States that passed this law a. 23 states require periodical visits to DMV b. Only 16 of those states require visual tests v. More precise tests a. Make the eye exams for any situation 1. Florida has enacted a new more strict eye exam for the elderly (80 and over) 2. Because of it 20% of the over 80 crowd donÃ¢â¬â¢t even go to try and renew because they donÃ¢â¬â¢t think theyÃ¢â¬â¢ll pass. b. Make sure the medication wonÃ¢â¬â¢t interfere c. Make it harder than the normal driving test vi.Urge your elderly family members to go and get checked out again, or tell them the next time they need to go somewhere to call you and youÃ¢â¬â¢ll take them. V. Conclusion: i. Everyone get in accidents, but with age the increase just keeps getting higher and higher ii. Pass a Federal Law to try and stop this easily avoidable problem from hap pening a. If Seniors want to drive that bad then they will have to follow the rules for doing so iii. Everyday a Senior citizen takes a chance while driving, who knows who could be next to fall victim to it. Works Cited: Davis, R. , & Debarros, A. (2007, May 2). Older, dangerous drivers a growing problem. Editorial]. USA Today, p. 1. Retrieved November 02, 2010 from the World Wide Web: http://www. usatoday. com/ news/ nation/ 2007-05-02-older-drivers-usat1a_n. htm. Press, A. (2007). Older Drivers, Elderly Driving, Seniors At The Wheel. Retrieved November 07, 2010 from Non-Profit Organization, Smart Motorist: http://www. smartmotorist. com/ traffic-and-safety-guideline/ older-drivers-elderly-driving-seniors-at-the-wheel. html. White, M. (2006). Senior Driving. Retrieved November 07, 2010 from Non-profit organization, Helpguide. org: http://www. helpguide. org/ elder/ senior_citizen_driving. htm.
Monday, September 16, 2019
THE FEASIBILITY OF DRIED TOBACCO LEAVES AS A PESTICIDE AGAINST COCKROACHESChapter I Abstract Tobacco plantsÃ nowadays are very much needed and demanded by most of our dear consumers especially farmer and now that we are facing an intense economic crisis, and with that mere situation, the primary necessities which are very much needed by man in order for him to survive his daily living are now of higher prices compared to the last couple of years and that includes the demanding need and use of the liquefied petroleum gas or LPG. Because of the fact that this difficult situation happens, most of our dear consumers really do prefer using alternative briquettes for their different cooking purposes. The purpose of this study is to be able to produce a low-cost, attainable and alternative briquette. The researcher really wants to know if banana peelings can be a good source of briquettes. The researcher gathered all the materials needed in conducting the said experiment like the banana peelings, scratched papers, water, measuring cup, knife, platform balance, scissors, molders, matches, pen, and paper and conducted the said experiment step by step. Then the researcher came up with the results that the molder with water, banana peelings and papers showed the longest time of fire resistance after being lit. Therefore, using banana peelings as a source of briquettes is effective and through this, awe can be able to produce a low-cost, attainable and alternative source of briquette. The researcher recommended further study and other sources of fruit peelings. Background Of The Study The tobacco plant is a very popular material because it is one of the ingredients in making cigarettes. Tobacco is a herbaceous plant widely cultivated for it's leaves, which are rolled into cigars and also used in making pipes, process for chewing or grinding into pieces or snuff. Some commercial used tobacco leaves as one of its components. The tobacco plant is coarse, fast growing plant with a simple cylindrical stem from 4 to 8 ft. in length, growing from central taproots. Tobacco leaves has Ã¢â¬Å"nicotineÃ¢â¬ , a poisonous, colorless, oily, liquid, alkaloid with a very acid taste. Thus, making this a good pesticide against termites and many other insects. Pesticide are widely used nowadays by means of killing and controlling insects and other pests With this study, the researchers want to find out if the dried tobacco leaves is feasible as a pesticide Thus, helping them to avail and make this pesticide at home with less or cheaper money, time and effort. Statement Of The Problem This study aims to test whether the dried tobacco leaves is feasible as an pesticide. This is because tobacco plant is abundant here in the Philippines. The process in making this insecticide is simple and much cheaper than the commercial pesticide because its just a home- made pesticide. There are two set- ups in this study, which will use: dried tobacco leaves ( thinly sliced ), water, mortar and pestle and a spray container. This study aims to answer the following questions: 1. )What is in the tobacco leaves that it is feasible as a pesticide? 2. )Is the dries tobacco leaves effective as a pesticide? HYPOTHESES 1. )The tobacco leaves has nicotine which is an effective component in killing cockroaches. 2. )The dried tobacco leaves is effective as a pesticide against cockroaches. Significance Of The Study Nowadays, human beings make many inventions, for the betterment of human life. One of this, is the pesticide . This is to prevent insects from causing damage to may crops and other plants. Some insects are considered to be pests because it really causes damage to many farmlands. And also many pesticide are expensive. This study helps the Filipino people especially the farmers in making a home- made pesticide which is less expensive, and easy to make and you'll only exert less effort. Scope and Limitation This study tries to focus only in knowing if the dried tobacco leaves is feasible as a pesticide in killing insects especially cockroaches. Definition of Terms Tobacco Plant- is an herbaceous plant, widely cultivated for its leaves, which are rolled into cigars and also used in making pipes, process for chewing or grinding into pieces or snuff. * Nicotine- a poisonous, colorless, oily, liquid, alkaloid with a very acid taste. * Cockroach-Ã (or simply Ã¢â¬Å"roachesÃ¢â¬ ) areÃ insectsÃ of the orderÃ Blattaria. This name derives from theÃ LatinÃ wor d for Ã¢â¬Å"cockroachÃ¢â¬ ,Ã blatta. Chapter II Review Of Related Literature Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. Pest species of cockroaches adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings. Many tropical species prefer even warmer environments and do not fare well in the average household. The spines on the legs were earlier considered to be sensory, but observations of their locomotion on sand and wire meshes has demonstrated that they help in locomotion on difficult terrain. The structures have been used as inspiration for robotic legs. Cockroaches are most common in tropical andÃ subtropicalÃ climates. Some species are in close association with human dwellings and widely found around garbage or in the kitchen. Cockroaches are generallyÃ omnivorouswith the exception of theÃ wood-eating genusÃ Cryptocercus; these roaches are incapable of digestingcelluloseprotozoansÃ andÃ bacteriaÃ that digest the cellulose, allowing them to extract the nutrients. themselves, but have symbiotic relationships with variousTobaccoÃ is anÃ agriculturalÃ product processed from the freshÃ leavesÃ of plants in the genusÃ Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as an organic pesticide, and in the form of nicotinetartrateÃ it is used in some medicines. Ã In consumption it may be in the form ofÃ smoking,Ã chewing,Ã snuffing,dipping tobacco, orÃ snus. Tobacco has long been in use as anÃ entheogenÃ in the Americas. However, upon the arrival ofÃ EuropeansÃ in North America, it quickly became popularized as a trade item and as a recreational drug. This popularization led to the development of the southern economy of theÃ United StatesÃ until it gave way to cotton. Following theÃ American Civil War, a change in demand and a change in labor force allowed for the development of theÃ cigarette. This new product quickly led to the growth of tobacco companies until the scientific controversy of the mid-1900s. Tobacco leaves has Ã¢â¬Å"nicotineÃ¢â¬ , a poisonous, colorless, oily, liquid, alkaloid with a very acid taste. Thus, making this a good pesticide against termites and many other insects. Pesticide are widely used nowadays by means of killing and controlling insects and other pests. AÃ pesticideÃ is a substance or mixture of substances used to kill aÃ pest. Ã A pesticide may be aÃ chemicalpest. Pests includeÃ insects, plantÃ pathogens, weeds,Ã molluscs,Ã birds,Ã mammals,Ã fish, nematodes (roundworms) andÃ microbesthat compete with humans for food, destroy property, spread or are aÃ vectorÃ for disease or cause a nuisance. Although there are benefits to the use of pesticides, there are also drawbacks, such as potential toxicity to humans and other animals. Thus dried tobacco leaves can be an effective pesticide against cockroaches. It has a foul smell that cockroaches don't like. If they smelled this foul smell, they will eventually die afterwards because it has nicotine which is poisonous. ( http://en. wikipidia. org/wiki/cockroaches/tobacco/pesticide Chapter III Methodology Materials and Equipment: In this study , the researcherÃ will beÃ needing 500g of dried tobacco leaves ( thinly- sliced ), 200Ã mL. f water , mortar and pestle , and a spray container . With this materials ,the researcher will be able to conduct the experiment . Procedure: The researcher will gather all the materials needed for the experiment . The dried tobacco leaves will be crush by the use of the mortar and pestle. 200Ã mL. of water will be added . Shake and mix the solution thoroughly . The solution will be put inside the spray container. Then it will be sprayed on cockroaches. The cockroaches will be put inside a closed box container and will be observed for 24 hours. Testing , observation and recording of data will follow . CHAPTER IV Results and Discussions A. Findings [pic] The table above is the summary of the three-replicated experiments. The researcher observed that container A has always the longest fire resistance compared to container B which was with water, banana peels but without papers and to container C which is the controlled group. In trial 3, the fire resistance lasted longer tan in trials 1 and 2, respectively. It shows that the amount of banana peels is made constant in order for the experiment ti be fair. B. Analysis Of Data he banana peelings have the advantage in terms of the measured fire resistance. The banana peelings mixed with water and papers measured 200 seconds while the banana peelings with water but without papers measured 104 seconds and the water with papers but without banana peelings measured 96. 3 seconds. CHAPTER V CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION Conclusion After conducting the experiment, the dried tobacco plant can be a good pesticide against cockroaches. And with that , it can minimized the consumers expenses in buying commercial pesticides. Recommendation The researcher highly recommend further study in the project especially to the use of other dried tobacco leaves.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Globalization has indeed been a global osmosis of culture that includes dress habits, language and food habits. The melting pot that is often used as an analogy for globalization best describes what happens when several different cultures meet. Each adds its own flavor to local culture and what results is an amalgam that includes elements from all contributing cultures. Globalization results in the movement of factors of production through capital transfers and labor migration. Migration gives rise to a transfer of cultural elements. What has been seen in the recent past is the fast paced globalization through the multi national firm. In the cultural context, this global mix has been seen in the migration of culture through large clothing chains, retail supermarkets and food products. Phillips (2006) talks of how the increase in labor mobility has helped cuisine and food transfer across borders. In the nineteenth century itself, the movement of indentured labor for work in plantations in the West Indies and the Pacific enabled the movement of food habits from Asia to North America. Even earlier it was African cuisine that had gained a foothold in the US. The multinational food chain now ensures that similar food is available in each of its outlets across the world. MacDonaldÃ¢â¬â¢s USP is indeed that the Big Mac would taste the same in each of its 25000 locations across the world. However, with this standardization is also the need to cater to local markets and take advantage of the local raw material to satisfy local tastes. Sometimes large multinational food chains have to localize to be able to gain larger market shares and that is the reason. In other cases, local tradition dictates nutrients that restaurants may choose and may avoid. Hence the MacDonald outlet in the Middle East does not serve ham while it avoids beef in India. Therefore one can see that globalization results in a two way exchange of cultures by way of food habits and tastes.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Introduction In todayÃ¢â¬â¢s society, healthcare and the issues surrounding the topic has went through some major changes within the last decade. Some of these changes in my opinion were decent and very important when it comes to providing exceptional quality care in this health care industry. Although some of the changes were not so reasonable in the eyes of most, these changes were in the best interest for the economy and for the improvement of the healthcare industry as a whole. In this paper the author will attempt to explain how the healthcare industry has changed over the last 10 years, the biggest change in healthcare in the next 10 years, and the role the author plan to have in the health care industry in the near future. The author will also explain how she would adapt her skills along with the industryÃ¢â¬â¢s needs, and how her perception has changed over the course of the program here at University of Phoenix. Finally the author will explain the most significant impact of the program, the role technology will play in healthcare organizations in the upcoming decade, and the financial and economic issues that will affect the healthcare industry in the next 10 years. Optimistically after the reader has carefully observed the content in this paper, he/she will have a better understanding of the delivery of healthcare and the changes that are made to ensure a better future for our health. How has health care changed in the last 10 years? Health care has changed dramatically over the last 10 years and the changes for the most part has been very successful in regards to delivering quality service in healthcare. One major change that has been very significant in healthcare is the dramatic decrease in the mount of hospital stays after a major surgery or procedure is done. In the past, an individual thatÃ participated in a major surgery would have stayed confined to a hospital for at least a week to ensure proper healing and recovery. Now 10 years later several individuals may have the same surgery procedure conducted and will be home in a couple of hours, days, and in some cases the same day depending on the severity of the surgery. Technology has been a major contributing factor behind the improvement and delivery of quality healthcare within the last 10 years. According to Burchill 2010, technology is intended to assist several organizations accomplish specific tasks easier and more rapidly. An organization has to stay ahead of all the new changes and frequently shifting routines within the health care system (Burchill, 2010). Technology has ensured faster service when admitting patients, recovering patientÃ¢â¬â¢s information, and when providing surgical procedures that reduces the amount of time a patient has to spend in the hospital for recovery. What do you think will be the biggest change in health care in the next 10 years? There are some significant changes that I have observed recently that will be a dramatic change in healthcare in the next ten years. Some of those significant changes are; the rising costs of healthcare, lack of procedures covered under certain insurances, lack of access to care, and uninsured individuals. The most significant change is that now all individuals have access to care and are covered with insurance u nder the Affordable Care Act. By allowing all individuals to receive healthcare insurance and be given access to care this should more than likely reduce illnesses and motivate individuals to take advantage of the resources that are available under the insurance to better take care of themselves. Another big change that will be very significant in healthcare delivery will be through telemedicine. Telemedicine is where physicians and other healthcare providers can actually see and evaluate patients over the Internet. Many smaller communities in the United States are already utilizing telemedicine to great advantage (Burchill, 2010).Although telemedicine is a great way to deliver quality healthcare in a timely fashion, there is also a downside to the procedure as well. Telemedicine will in some way hinder the face to face communication between the doctor and patient that is vital in reducing errors. Most patients have a better understanding of what is expected of them when it is communicated clearly and effectively by their physician. Communication is the process of understanding and having meaning (Du Pre, 2005.) and it isÃ also the process of relaying information between people by the use of words, letters, symbols, or body language (Sallee & Forrest, 2005,). In my opinion I feel that telemedicine will decrease the moral as far as the Dr. and Patients are concerned. Although telemedicine may decrease a portion of the healthcare cost by less visits to the doctor, it will lose the value and importance of actually sitting down and talking with your doctor and receiving that one on one face to face time. Most patients are not even in tuned with technology and this can result in many errors and communication issues. What role do you plan to have in the industry? I think once I have entered the healthcare industry I will play a vital role in implementing fair but tough decision making when it comes to delivering efficient, friendly, quality healthcare. I feel that I will make reasonable decisions based on the enhancement of the facility while considering the needs of my patients and stakeholders as. I will be a leader that encourages a comfortable work environment where individuals are relaxed when reporting to work that will ultimately result in a productive staff that provides quality healthcare to our patients. How will you adapt your skills to evolve along with the industryÃ¢â¬â¢s needs? The skills that I have adapted here at University of Phoenix has changed my way of thinking. It has also assisted me with analyzing specific situations thinking outside of my way of thinking. So once I start working in the health care field, I will first observe my strengths and weaknesses within the organization, I would attempt to ask for advice on my weak areas, I will shadow other health care administrators, and I would also be willing to further my education to evolve with the industryÃ¢â¬â¢s needs if necessary. Has your perception of health care changed over the course of your program? What has had the most significant impact? Since I have been a student here at University of Phoenix my perception of healthcare has changed dramatically. I now have a better understanding of the different legal and state regulations that are involved, the stakeholders, and also how physicians and patients are billed for services received. This program has opened my eyes to a variety of situations that I did not know about in regards to healthcare. The most significant impact to me is the amount of individuals that were not covered under any type of insurance. I did not know that there were so manyÃ uninsured individuals in the world. Now that I am aware of the problem of the uninsured, I am very satisfied with knowing that the Affordable Care Act will be something in motion to guarantee that all citizens will be covered under some type of insurance. What role will technology play in health care organizations in the coming decade? Technology will play a very important role in healthcare in the coming decade because technology in my opinion will become more advanced. I really do believe that most services such as x-rays, cat scans, etc. will be conducted without the patients leaving the comfort of their own home. What financial and economic issues will affect the health care industry in the next 10 years? I believe that with all the new technology out there, there will be more Ã¢â¬Ëbaby boomersÃ¢â¬ and individuals living and this will have a significant impact on the health care industry in the next 10 years. The healthcare cost will rise significantly because with these individuals living longer there has to be individuals there to care for them and health services must be provided. Conclusion In Conclusion, The author explained how the healthcare industry has changed over the last 10 years, the biggest change in healthcare in the next 10 years, and the role the author plan to have in the health care industry in the near future along with how she would adapt her skills along with the industryÃ¢â¬â¢s needs, and how her perception has changed over the course of the program here at University of Phoenix. Finally the author explained the most significant impact of the program, the role technology has played in healthcare organizations in the upcoming decade, and the financial and economic issues that will affect the healthcare industry in the next 10 years. Hopefully after the reader has carefully observed the content in this paper, he/she will have a better understanding of the delivery of healthcare and the changes that are made to ensure a better future for our health. References Burchill, K. R. (2010, July/August). ARRA and meaningful use: Is your organization ready. Journal of Healthcare Management, 55(4), 232-235. Du Pre, A. (2005). Communicating about health: Current issues and perspectives (2nd ed.). Boston: McGraw Hill. Sallee, A. & Forrest, S. (2005). Effective communication and conflict resolution. In Contemporary nursing issues and trends (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby
Friday, September 13, 2019
Unconventional monetary policies and their impact on the economy - Essay Example Funding the affected financial institutions resolves this by empowering the banks to lend and the advanced amount can then be invested in the economy towards growth. The policy also ensures stability of financial institutions when the institutionsÃ¢â¬â¢ liquid base becomes insufficient for operations and therefore improves flow of money despite existing interest rates (International Monetary Fund, 2013). Aggressive liquidity provision defines advancement of finances to financial institutions as a backstop in order to mitigate adverse risks or ultimate failure of financial institutions. Rational run off and lost confidence in financial institutions are some of the concerns that aggressive liquidity provision prevents and both financial institutions and intermediaries are beneficiaries. The policy empowers banks and facilitates lending roles. This then promotes circulation of money and investments into economic growth and strong balance sheets of financial institutions and intermediaries for confidence in the institutions (International Monetary Fund, 2013). This involves operations for strengthening the environment in which financial institutions operates. The policy aims at ensuring stability of asset prices and the institutionsÃ¢â¬â¢ ability and willingness to lend through elimination of risks. One of the ways of extending support is through purchase of private assets. Assets are used as security for borrowings and their value determine risks in lending as well as lending costs. Assets that securitize mortgages and other loans offer example of the role of the policy. Lost value in the assets means inability of financial institutions to recover their money in cases of default, with subsequent effects of reduced liquidity and triggered stiff measures for lending. High asset values, when the asset is used as security, however, guarantee ability to recover lent
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Statement of objectives and Simple Written - Essay Example The career opportunities and qualified candidates are so enormous that organizations become highly selective in choosing competent aspirants to various positions. Having graduated with a degree in Management, I am aware that professional movement in this specialized field is easily maximized. I would like to explore the potentials of heading other departments Ã¢â¬â not only to be confined to Sciences of Management. The extensive responsibilities and functions assigned to managers are highly motivating and enticing that professionalizing this field is a viable move. Further, the PhD Program at Rutgers offers unique learning experiences which would ensure personal and professional development as well as accord one with theoretical concepts and applications which can immediately be utilized in the work setting. I am enthusiastic and optimistic in applying new concepts in my current organization, not only as a practitioner, but as a more competent and qualified manager. I am convinced that Rutgers University would be instrumental in opening wider opportunities through professional expertise and high quality standards of academic performance. I graduated with a masterÃ¢â¬â¢s degree in Sciences of Management at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. I was credited with 3 Advanced Certificates in Management from the same university, to wit: Advanced Certificate in Information Management, Advanced Certificate in Telecommunication Management, and Advanced Certificate in Human Resource. Equipped with these academic achievements, I am prepared to undertake greater challenges in higher education. My ultimate goal is to be an instrument of change to the development and growth of the organization where I belong. Rutgers University is one of the most prestigious institutions which can accord a multi disciplinary approach to the program. I am optimistic in learning various principles of finance, entrepreneurship
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The psychology of coaching today's athlete - Research Paper Example These associates can affect training because the athlete is not getting the right diet, rest or having personal problems. This affects the personÃ¢â¬â¢s attitude during practices and the competitions. A coach should be the one to decrease the stress that the athlete feels at least at practices and games. A coach has to has to have knowledge, attitude, and know about behavior techniques to lead a team and they must be able to disguise personal emotions and frustration that could affect the performance of the athlete and the team. If there is a lack of confidence in their coachÃ¢â¬â¢s ability and knowledge the athlete should Ã¢â¬Å"further seek other personal training knowledge.Ã¢â¬ (Bompa, 303) They should improve self-control or if the athlete wants they can look for another coach that they feel will be more comfortable with and has more knowledge. This is so the athlete can have confidence in their practices and competitions. (Bompa, 303) In learning to be a Basketball coach you must learn the basis of training so all your participants can excel in their sport and individual performances. A coach educates his athletes in a physiological, psychological, and sociological manner with all these variables. There is a system to this training which is progressive and individually graded. Ã¢â¬Å"A coach leads, organizes, plans and educates the athlete.Ã¢â¬ (Bompa 4) This is also how a coach is like a teacher. Coaching is a time that an athlete achieves their individual abilities and psychological traits in a social environment that is conducive to learning and bringing on peak performances. Coaching is a profession that requires a BachelorÃ¢â¬â¢s degree either in Education specializing in Health, Physical Education and Recreation for a coach in any sport is a teacher, but while they are in college they may have to have a second major, for example Elementary Education or even Secondary Education, so that they can teach children at various levels and get a p osition coaching a team. Coaching at the Early Childhood and/or Elementary level is mainly teaching the very basics of the sport and in this case Basketball. You as the coach would teach the skills like dribbling the ball, passing the ball, making free throws, etc. You would want to stress safety and teamwork at the very start at all the different levels of sports education. In learning about Basketball coaches need to learn how to teach the necessary skills, but before this step the first step would have to be a way to create an interest in the sport of Basketball. It is up to the coach to make the sport interesting, so the child will continue playing scholastically and as a extracurricular activity. The coach will have to instill the ideas of physical fitness, movement, learn to work with others, and to learn the necessary safety skills and also the attitudes to which wholesome recreation Is needed. Ã¢â¬Å"Even on a young child sports and physical education should instill personal values and to be creative.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Physical activity is a very important for a growing child for they have to be taught to move correctly in order to stay healthy.Ã¢â¬ (Dauer, 13) Even when coaching young children coaches should check their physical development charts for body physique, skeletal and muscular
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Artificial intelligence will never be a safe option to substitute human thinking and abilities - Essay Example The computers programs are fast and they have a very good memory compared to that of human beings whose level of intelligence is different. Human beings have an IQ that differs among different individuals while computers use programs that are well designed. This process has achieved some success but not 100% because some of the human thoughts which are basic have not yet been understood by scientists. Turing in 1947 was the first one to research artificial intelligence and discovered that it could only be attained by computer programming and not by manufacturing machines that had an inbuilt artificial intelligence. Human beings have different degrees of intelligence depending on some factors e.g. where they live and other psychological factors. Research on artificial intelligence is still in progress but much has been attained since in the current world, computers are being used to perform some tasks. Researchers have discovered that computers with multiple processors are faster than those with single processors (MacCarthy 2007). Computers are able to play games and still more progress is being made as stated by MacCarthy, the father of artificial intelligence. I strongly support artificial intelligence because it makes solving real life problems quick and easy. Once you feed the computer with the required information, the computer gives the response immediately. Doctors are able to diagnose diseases easily and fast with the use of computers (Copeland 2000). It is easy for computer literate people to use these programs when problem solving. This is because one just chooses an action from the many that are given and then the computer internalizes and gives a solution. A person doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t have to be present for an operation to be preformed. Computers only perform the instructed tasks. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage. They cannot perform what they are not instructed to do and therefore, the user obtains the
English Only Debate Paper - Assignment Example Schools should provide the language classes our immigrants and their families need, as long as their purpose is the teaching of EnglishBut we must stop the practice of multilingual education as a means of instilling ethnic pride or as therapy for low self-esteem or out of elitist guilt over a culture built on the traditions of the West." Those who support English Only tend to be United States citizens interested in preserving our long-held common language, those who want to avoid ethnic strife, those fighting civil rights improvements for minorities, those who long for national unity and civic responsibility, those who fear assimilation will be discouraged by bilingual education and voting, those with animosity towards immigrants, those who believe Hispanics and Asians already enjoy unfair advantages, those in political leadership attempting to set a tone of isolation, racists, and those who are threatened by the concept of diversity (Crawford, 1997). According to the National Education Association (2001, pg. ... My Personal Opinion I tend to take the neutral stance on highly controversial debates because I am not one to willingly face strong confrontation. However, if I had to choose a side, I would support the English only initiatives. The reasoning that opponents to the issue give actually supports the very reason why the initiative should go through. They say it is important to preserve native culture and language, and that's one of the main reasons why they are opposed to it. Well, what about the people that were raised in the United States Do they not deserve to have their culture and language preserved as well Conclusion The purpose of this assignment has been to compare and contrast both sides of the controversial issue and explain the writer's opinion on the English Only debate. Whereas both sides make convincing arguments, it still seems only natural that a country would get to keep its native language as its own. If too many cultures and languages are supported, the United States will become something its not and may very well come apart. References Crawford, J.W. (1997). The English Only movement. Issues in U.S. Language Policy. Retrieved March 16, 2008, from http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jWCRAWFORD/engonly.htm English Only. (2001). National Education