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Columbia STS-107 Crew
Introduction/Space Shuttle Columbia
History of Columbia
It's all in a Name
Columbia's Final Flight
Space Shuttle Columbia
On January 16th, 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia STS Flight with seven crewmembers on board departed earth on a sixteen-day research mission. More specifically, the crew of Columbia was charged with conducting research in physical, life, and space sciences, conducted in approximately 80 separate experiments, comprised of hundreds of samples and test points. The mission also known as FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) was the 28th flight and the 113th mission for the shuttle Columbia. This much anticipated flight gave more than 70 international scientists access to the micro gravity environment in space. This paper will explore the lives of the crew of the Columbia as well as…
Boyle, Alan. "Space Shuttle Questions and Answers." Retrieved on March 1, 2003 from website http://www.msnbc.com/news/867926.asp?0cv=TA01
Crew Profiles." Retrieved on March 2, 2002 from website http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/crew/index.html
Israel's First Astronaut Launches into Space from Kennedy Space Center." Retrieved on February 26th, 2003 from website http://www.israelnewsagency.com/israelastronautilanramon.html
Laurel Clark Email." Retrieved on February 28th, 2003 from website http://www.dalebroux.com/assemblage/20030203LaurelClark.asp
2003, Space Shuttle Columbia destroyed lives crew lost. Within 2 hours loss signal Columbia,
A thorough analysis of the interventions posited by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) following the 2003 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster provides a large amount of insight into what went wrong that fateful February day, as well as how to fix it. These interventions can be stratified into four different categories, those involving techno/structural changes, human processes, those that are multi-faceted and those that pertain to large groups. However, there is an intrinsic connection between categories of many of these interventions, which actually involve more than the aforementioned four stratifications. The lack of safety measures in place during the Columbia accident is directly attributed to the physical errors of the actual craft (techno/structural), management issues resulting in ineffective use of resources (from individual human processes to those involving large organizational groups), as well as misplaced priorities…
Columbia Accident Investigation Board. (2003). "Part two: why the accident occurred." NASA. Retrieved from http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/caib/PDFS/VOL1/PART02.PDF
No author (2004). "President offers new vision for NASA." NASA. Retrieved from http://www.nasa.gov/missions/solarsystem/bush_vision.html
Gugliotta, G. (2005, May 9). "NASA chief speeds plan for spacecraft; Griffin wants to launch shuttle replacement by 2010." Washington Post, A01. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/08/AR2005050800834.html
Vancouver ritish Columbia is a location that is steeped in tradition and a rich history. The purpose of this discussion is to examine Vancouver within the larger context of western Canadian development. The task is to prepare a short history of Vancouver and discuss the changes that have taken place over time. In addition the research will focus on the community's political history as a local register of reaction to outside or distant forces. We will complete this task by assessing regional geographic factors. Finally, the conclusion will reflect upon the broad sweep of Vancouver's history over the decades.
A short history
Vancouver is a city with a profound history consisting of very diverse people from various places in the world. The city of Vancouver was first occupied by Coast Salish people of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Tsawwassen, and Capilano bands. ("Vancouver (ritish Columbia)" 2003) A book entitled "Making Vancouver: Class,…
Bryner, Gary. "Balancing Preservation and Logging: Public Lands Policy in British Columbia and the Western United States." Policy Studies Journal 27, no. 2 (1999): 307.
Source discusses policy changes that have been made in America and British Columbia concerning forestation and preservation.
Vancouver (British Columbia)," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2003
Technical Analysis of Columbia Financial Market
Advocates of market efficiency generally believe that it is impossible for technical analysts to predict recurring-price pattern and technicians could not beat buy-and-hold strategy using technical trading rules. However, technical traders believe that there is some form of market efficiencies and technical traders can use price patterns strategy to beat buy-and-hold strategy.
Objective of this paper is to investigate Columbia Stock Market and attempt to find technical trading rules to predict changes in the Columbia Stock Market Index. The paper identifies trading strategy to be used to beat buy-and-hold strategy to enhance efficiency of Columbia stock market.
Within the past few decades, the stock markets in the emerging economies have experienced rapid growth, which have attracted investors across the globe. With the increase in the price movements in the emerging economies, greater importance has been given to market efficiency. While technical trading rules have…
Alexander S. (1964).Price Movements in Speculative Markets: Trends or Random Walks," Industrial Management Review, 2, pp. 25-46.
Bessembinder H. And Chan K.(1998), Market Efficiency and Returns to Technical Analysis,"
Financial Management, 27 (2), 5-17.
Brock, W., Lakonishok, J., & Lebaron, B. (1992). Simple Technical Trading Rules and the Stochastic Properties of Stock Returns. Journal of Finance, 47(5), 1731 -- 1764
District of Columbia v. Heller
District of Columbia vs. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) represents the U.S. Supreme Court's single biggest intervention in Second Amendment jurisprudence. The case was one which had been deliberately manufactured by a small cadre of ideologues: the case was organized and funded from the first by Robert Levy, a Senior Fellow with the libertarian Cato Institute. In 2010, Levy would address his own achievements in getting the Heller case before the supreme court in an article published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, calling the Heller decision a "big win for common sense" and a "big win for the Constitution" (Levy 216). Levy cherry-picked a diverse group of defendants in order to argue that a broad spectrum of persons were adversely affected by the Dicstrict of Columbia's handgun band (left without an ability to defend themselves). Levy's plantiffs found their initial suit…
Cornell, Saul. A Well-Regulated Militia -- The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2006. Print.
Gould, Andrew R. "The Hidden Second Amendment Framework within District of Columbia v. Heller." Vanderbilt Law Review 62 (2009): 1535-76. Print.
Hardy, David T. "Ducking the Bullet: District of Columbia v. Heller and the Stevens Dissent." Cardozo Law Review, De Novo: Firearms, Inc. special issue (2010): 61-85. Web.
Levy, Robert A. "Second Amendment Redux: Scrutiny, Incorporation, and the Heller Paradox." Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 33.1 (2010): 203-16. Print.
Reporting Methods and Columbia
In early 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart as it returned to earth, and the shuttle and crew members were lost. In response to this tragedy, an Accident Investigation team was appointed to investigate the cause for the accident, and make suggestions as how to improve the safely of future missions. For the purpose of this report, the e-mails between NASA employees will be reviewed, and recommendations made on this basis.
In reviewing the NASA e-mails it is readily apparent that there are many areas that can be improved. Improving reporting methods is one key area. A number of internal NASA e-mails identify potential problems with foam tile damage, but these were not undertaken in an "official" capacity. As such, it is important to consider that the NASA reporting process may have failed in not taking these "unofficial" concerns seriously. In essence, a safely concern…
Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster: What Happened and Lessons
The Space Shuttle Columbia (Columbia) disaster occurred on the 1st of February, 2003. On its return journey from space following its 28th mission, Columbia disintegrated after re-entering the earth's atmosphere, killing the entire crew.[footnoteRef:1] Whereas technical failures were responsible for the disasters, investigations have extensively faulted deficiencies in NASA's organisational culture, especially in terms of organisational structure, communication, and decision making processes.[footnoteRef:2],[footnoteRef:3] This paper delves into these issues, clearly highlighting why the disaster occurred and how it might have been prevented. [1: S.J. McDanels, .M. Mayeaux, T.E. Collins, G.A. Jerman, R.S. Piascik, R.W. Russell, and S.R. Shah. "An Overview of the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident from Recovery Through Reconstruction," Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention 6, no. 1 (February 2006): 82-91.] [2: Julianne G. Mahler, Organization Learning at NASA: The Challenger and Columbia Accidents (Washington D.C: Georgetown University Press, 2009).] [3: Ruth…
Boyles, Katie, Michael Gallis, and Gerald Lebeau. "DSMC Simulations in Support of the Columbia Shuttle Orbiter Accident Investigation." 37th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, 2004.
Capece, A. M., R. Kinmonth, M. Chumakov, R. M. Deacon, and A. R. Marder. "Failure analysis of a thermal tile on the space shuttle Columbia." Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention 6, no. 1 (2006): 55-60.
Dombrowski, Paul M. "The Evolving Face of Ethics in Technical and Professional Communication: Challenger to Columbia." IEEE (December 2007): Section 3.
Guthrie, Ruth, and Conrad Shayo. "The Columbia Disaster: Culture, Communications & Change." Journal of Cases on Information Technology 7, no. 3 (July 2005): 57-76.
Fifth, by uysing publicly available financial data from Hanson and Lafarge Canada that indicates 30% of total NAICS 32733 demand are bricks; this multiplier was applied to the data. Sixth, the brick forecast was derived.
British Columbia Brick Competitive Environment
The dominant competitors in British Columbia include Lafarge Canada, which has two processing plants in the southern region of the province, Hanson Canada, a multinational corporation that has operations in 24 countries including being the leading provider of bricks and building materials in the Quebec and British Columbia provinces. In addition, Boral, Acme (Berkshire/Hathaway), CH and Wienerberger are multinational competitors with operations throughout British Columbia. In addition to these multinational companies there are 25 smaller manufacturers according to Statistics Canada. The table from the Statistics Canada website is shown below:
Number of Establishments in Canada by Type and egion
Concrete Pipe, Brick and Block Manufacturing
Province or Territory…
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6% of all bakeries in Canada within the province, it's clear that a uniquely positioned bakery could have a significant market potential in the Vancouver market specifically.
With 211 total retail bakery outlets in all of British Columbia, the proposed bakery and party supplies story would just several key competitors. The following table provides an analysis of the proposed retail stores' key competitors in Vancouver:
Competitors to Bakery & Party Store
Anna's Cake House
egularly wins awards and honors for their cakes and pastries; could easily move into offering party supplies as the demographic groups they sell into are likely to throw their own parities vs. cater one
Lack of retail space for starting a party store; lack of knowledge of that aspect of retailing will limit the stores' ability to move successfully into this market.
Cause for Celebration
The most serious competitor to the…
Burroughs, R, & Harper, D (2002). An Analysis of Profits within the Agricultural Industry.Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, Agriculture Division.
The final form of the proposed course of action is as follows:
1. Employees would be offered training programs in order to increase their confidence in the institution - these trainings would first be offered to administrative staff, namely managers, who would then be able to better supervise the NASA operations, identify and propose solutions to the encountered limitations. The programs would also prepare employees for the changes that are about to be implemented. They would help in increasing on the job satisfaction and reducing reticence to change.
2. Changes in the organizational culture - NASA would make it clear that they encourage open communication. They should ask all staff members to report any operational or safety shortages. The previous overconfident image would be shattered and the organization would recognize the new realities and adapt to them 3. They should request new funds - their endeavors would take place at…
Integrative Case: The Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster - Organizational Behavior as a Matter of Life and Death, pp. 488-497
District of Columbia Metro Environment Must Be Funded for Efficient Transport to Be Realized
Cole, Danny. "The effect of a curfew law on juvenile crime in ashington, DC.." American Journal of Criminal Justice 27.2 (2003): 217-232
This journal investigates the criminal patterns in DC. The journal will facilitate this research in the nature of the crime, and the way criminals in DC. use the relatively underutilized infrastructure to foster their goals.
Grieger, T.A.. "Follow-Up of Pentagon Employees Two Years After the Terrorist Attack of September 11, 2001." Psychiatric Services 56.11 (2005): 1374-1378
This article assesses the nature of September 11, 2001 Terrorist attack in the neighboring state of Virginia. In this article, one will notice how DC transport system can present a possible breeding place for terrorist. The article will also elaborate further on the issue of transport and domestic insecurity.
Guo, Zhan. "Does residential parking supply affect…
Cole, Danny. "The effect of a curfew law on juvenile crime in Washington, DC.." American Journal of Criminal Justice 27.2 (2003): 217-232
Grieger, T.A.. "Follow-Up of Pentagon Employees Two Years After the Terrorist Attack of September 11, 2001." Psychiatric Services 56.11 (2005): 1374-1378
Guo, Zhan. "Does residential parking supply affect household car ownership? The case of New York City." Journal of Transport Geography 26 (2013): 18-28
Kamruzzaman, Md., Douglas Baker, Simon Washington, and Gavin Turrell. "Residential dissonance and mode choice." Journal of Transport Geography 33 (2013): 12-28
According to Lindsay, the United States, which has only 5% of the world's population emits roughly 25% of its heat-trapping gases, therefore few Americans list global warming as a top environmental concern (Lindsay pp).
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 6.6 toms of greenhouse gases are emitted per person every year in the United States, and that emissions per person increased 3.7% between 1990 and 1997 (Global1 pp). Eighty-two percent of these emissions are from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity and power cars (Global1 pp).
Bruce Stutz in the September 22, 2005 issue of OnEarth states that global warming is a reality, citing that the year 2004 was the fourth-hottest on record, and that NASA predicts that 2005 will be even worse (Stutz pp). Oceans store four times more energy than the air, and satellite measurements over the past decade reveal that the seas are absorbing more…
Global Warming. (2005). The Columbia Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 31, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.
Global1 Warming: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved October 31, 2005 from http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/index.html
Kintisch, Eli. (2005 April 22). Climate Change: Global Warming Skeptic Argues U.S. Position in Suit. Science. Retrieved October 31, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.
Lindsay, James M. (2001 September 22). Global warming heats up: uncertainties, both scientific and political, lie ahead. Brookings Review. Retrieved October 31, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.
Foreign business environment: Columbia
A. What events (political, economic, and technological) are the most important in recent years that might have impacted the business culture in Colombia?
Individuals who perceive Colombia as still being paralyzed by crime networks and drug cartels are skeptical and bewildered by the notion of a confederation of politicians, business leaders, and academicians visiting the nation. However, in reality, the situation in Colombia is far different from what it was a mere ten years ago.
Colombia’s infamous cruel and powerful drug cartels emerged during the latter part of the seventies era and developed in the subsequent two decades. Specifically, the Cali Cartel and Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel were politically, socially and economically influential in the nation in this period. During the last two decades of the twentieth century, the world regarded the nation as being well on its way to becoming a failure as a state.…
Columbia University Summer Program Admissions Essay
I have always been a highly motivated individual and, for this reason, have always believed in setting goals. Despite some minor setbacks, I never gave up on my dreams and have continued to set goals for myself throughout high school. My curricular and extracurricular interests involve writing, business, politics, and film. I have taken numerous courses in these subjects, and have pursued activities that could broaden my understanding of them. Yet I now believe that in order to truly understand these interesting fields one must take one's education a step further. For this reason, I am now setting another goal, namely, to attend the Columbia University summer program.
My qualifications for pursuing this program rest both in my high motivation, as well as in my academic results and proven skills. For instance, and with specific regard towards the subject of writing, I…
The program focuses on building an ethical culture, but does not appear to specifically address fraud risk assessments, controls over fraud prevention or other SOX provisions.
3) the company currently focuses on training and enculturation to sensitize its employees to ethical issues. One suggestion would be to align executive compensation with the objectives of the shareholders. Options only bring about temporary alignment, so shares or other long-term strategies should be used instead. This will help management to focus on both ethics and profitability. Another suggestion would be to build upon their existing program by creating job-specific training as well as corporate-wide training. This way the scenarios that the workers are exposed to are specific to situations they might see, which will bring the message closer to home.
No author. (2008) Sarbanes-Oxley. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Retrieved December 16, 2008 at http://thecaq.aicpa.org/Resources/Sarbanes+Oxley/
No author. (2008). Federal Sentencing…
No author. (2008) Sarbanes-Oxley. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Retrieved December 16, 2008 at http://thecaq.aicpa.org/Resources/Sarbanes+Oxley/
No author. (2008). Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Ethics Resource Center. Retrieved December 16, 2008 at http://www.ethics.org/erc-publications/federal-sentencing-guidelines.asp
eflexivity: "How did the author come to write this text…Is there adequate self-awareness and self-exposure for the reader to make judgments about the point-of-view?"
This work is probably strongest on the issue of reflexivity because the author makes clear that she was embedded in the controversy, though she also offers and outsiders perspective, the experiences of the work were lived experiences. Her introduction material makes clear that she had both a journalistic and personal interest in the development of the human rights condition within the culture of Columbia. This could have created a challenge to objectivity but her scholarly skill obviously well contains the desire to be overly personal or sentimental, a problem that can be seen in some ethnographic works.
Impact: "Does this affect me? Emotionally? Intellectually?" Does it move me?
The work did impact me, emotionally and intellectually as it adequately demonstrated atrocities, though like I said previously…
Richardson, Laurel. "Evaluating ethnography." Qualitative Inquiry, 6, n. 2, (2000) 253-255.
Tate, Winifred. Counting the Dead: The Culture and Politics of Human Rights Activism in Columbia Berkeley CA: University of California Press, (2007).
University of California Press, "Books: Winifred Tate: Counting the Dead" http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/10703.php
University of California Press, "Books: Winifred Tate: Counting the Dead" http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/10703.php
This would involve winding down investment banking to focus on venture capital. A second option is to start a fund in Russia, with local partners there, to capitalize on that country's telecommunications market. The company could be split under the second scenario into three different divisions. The third option is to retain the status quo, which has generally been successful, but offers limited upside compared to the other options.
t is recommended that the first option be undertaken. There are a few good reasons for this. The third option offers limited upside. As the up-front cost of technology increase for telecommunications providers, Columbia's principles are going to be increasingly unable to meet the capital requirements. So this option is superior to the status quo. The investment banking option can be cut, but do not feel that it needs to be, especially when the second option involved hiring professional management to…
It is recommended that the first option be undertaken. There are a few good reasons for this. The third option offers limited upside. As the up-front cost of technology increase for telecommunications providers, Columbia's principles are going to be increasingly unable to meet the capital requirements. So this option is superior to the status quo. The investment banking option can be cut, but I do not feel that it needs to be, especially when the second option involved hiring professional management to run the investment banking arm.
The second option, overall, is too complex to be executed right now. Columbia has been successful because the principles have expertise the subject area and take a hands-on approach. They are the classic "value-added" venture capitalists, whose input dramatically increases the value of the investment. Operating in Russia or South America takes the principles outside of their comfort zones. Within a couple of days of this meeting, the risks inherent in Russia will become apparent, and even if the partners wanted to invest in Russia they would have scrapped the program on account of the financial crisis. South America, of course, had its own financial crisis in 1999.
The instability of the emerging markets, and the lack of familiarity of the principles with these markets means that they are taking on far too much risk. In addition, there are the risks associated with moving from a simple, flexible organizational structure to one characterized by complexity, joint ventures, uncertain chains of command and investments in businesses the principles have little experience with. Thus, the second option is too risky. Under the first option, the principles can make one or two strategic investments overseas to move slowly along the learning curve. It is recommended, therefore, that Columbia accept outside capital in order to facilitate growth, but also as retain control of the company and provide more opportunities to the younger partners.
His dedication and intelligence allowed him to eventually become not simply passable in his English speaking skills, but a lawyer, a U.S. Congressman, one of the best journalists of his era (and, according to some biographers, of any era), and an incredibly eloquent (if somewhat bombastic) speaker and letter writer -- not to mention one of the wealthiest men in the world, especially in the field of newspaper publishing (Brian; Seitz).
In 1878, not even fifteen years since his arrival in the country, Joseph Pulitzer bought his first newspaper company -- the St. Louis Dispatch. The paper was in disarray, but fate intervened in the form of the Evening Post and its owner, John Alvarez Dillon. The two papers were combined and began issuing a joint newspaper that very same day, with Pulitzer immediately taking over the editorial page, which he was quick to put to use then and after…
Boylan, James. Pulitzer's School: Columbia University's School of Journalism, 1903-2003. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
Campbell, W. Joseph (a). The Year that Defined American Journalism. New York: Routledge, 2006.
Campbell, W. Joseph (b). Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001.
Douglas, George. The Golden Age of the Newspaper. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.
During the proposed study's process, the researcher plans to fulfill the following objectives.
Objective 1: Address each of the proposed study's research questions during literature review:
Examine the effect athletic participation has on student GPAs;
Identify the effect athletic participation has on student DC CAS math scores;
Determine the effect athletic participation has on student DC CAS English eading scores;
Explore the effect music participation has on student GPAs;
Investigate the effect music participation has on student DC CAS math scores;
Discover the effect music participation has on student DC CAS English eading scores.
Complete study with 150 tenth grade student participants in the first semester of school year 2008-2009.
Analyze test results and compare with findings from literature reviewed.
One of the Best Investments
Despite current reported budget cuts and constraints in education, high school activity programs continue to constitute one of the best…
Baker, Christina. (2008, August). Under-represented college students and extracurricular involvement: the effects of various student organizations on academic performance. Social Psychology of Education, Volume 11 (3). Retrieved January 27, 2009 at http://www.springerlink.com/content/b6432j1361233004/
The case for extracurricular activities. (2008). National Federation of State High School Association. Retrieved January 23, 2009 at http://richwoodstrack.com/extracurricular_case.htm
The Columbia World of Quotations. (1996). Columbia University Press, New York. Retrieved January 27, 2009 from www.bartleby.com/66/.
Draper, Michelle. (2008, September 7). Vic: Principals link mental health to academic achievement. (www.highbeam.com/Search.aspx?q=publication:%22AAP+General+News+(Australia)%22&sort=DT&sortdir=DAAP General News (Australia). Retrieved January 28, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-156068940.html
Ceremonies and Celebrations
The Coast Salish people are people from Nations and Tribes whose traditional roots are found along the west coast of British Columbia and ashington State. Actually, the Coast Salish region expands from the northern Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland regions to western part of the ashington State. Most of the Coast Salish First Nations Groups are found in British Columbia and ashington State ("Coast Salish Fast Facts," p.1). The Coast Salish people seemingly have some similarities with other cultures in the Pacific Northwest Coast. An analysis of their traditions and customs and ceremonies and celebrations demonstrates that they are different from the other cultures, which make them distinct people. The process of proving this thesis will entail examining a brief history of Coast Salish people and thorough evaluation of their traditions and customs as well as ceremonies and celebrations.
The Coast Salish People of British Columbia
"COAST SALISH FAST FACTS." S'abadeb -- The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists. Royal BC Museum, 17 Nov. 2009. Web. 12 Nov. 2014. .
"Coast Salish." First Nations - Land Rights and Environmentalism in British Columbia. First Nations, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014. .
"Coast Salish Peoples." The Seattle Times. Newspapers in Education and Hibulb Cultural Center, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014. .
"Coast Salish Spinning and Weaving." Coast Salish Wool Dog Poster. Coast Salish Fashion, 2007. Web. 12 Nov. 2014. .
District of Columbia v. Heller Case Brief
Case Facts: The District of Columbia Code prohibited carrying an unregistered firearm and banned the registration of handguns through its provisions. However, the provisions granted the chief of police the liberty to grant one-year licenses for handguns. Additionally, the Code required individuals owning legitimately registered firearms to keep them unloaded and disassembled or with locked trigger unless they were in business places or being utilized for legalized recreational activities.
A special police officer in Washington, D.C., Dick Anthony Heller, was permitted to carry a handgun while on duty. He applied for a one-year registration license from the city of Washington for a handgun he wanted to keep at home. Based on the provisions of the District of Columbia Code, Heller's application was rejected. Consequently, he sued the District of Columbia on the premise that the provisions of this Code violated the Second Amendment.…
Edgar Hoover, makes public its continuing investigation into the activities of black nationalist organizations, singling out the Black Panther Party in particular, Hoover viewing the group as a national security threat.
January 05, 1970
Blacks Move Out of Inner Cities: The Bureau of Census statistics show as the quality of life in poverty-stricken urban communities worsens, a continuous stream of middle-class blacks escape to higher-income neighborhoods and suburbs.
February 13, 1970
First Black Member of the New York Stock Exchange: Joseph L. Searles III becomes the first African-American to become a member of the New York Stock Exchange, starting his training as a floor partner with the firm of Newberger, Leob & Company.
June 16, 1970
Gibson Elected Mayor of Newark, New Jersey: Kenneth A. Gibson was elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey on this date. He also became the first Black president of the Conference of U.S. Mayors during…
African-American male unemployment: Robert Carmona. (2007). Congressional Testimony.
Retrieved May 12, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P135839035.html
Algernon Austin. (2008, January 18). What a recession means for black America. EPI Issue Brief
#241. Retrieved May 13, 2009 from http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/ib241/
Furthermore, Live Nation would have a great advantage in advising and guiding Springsteen regarding his career and recordings. Since the company handles all aspects of the artist's career and has a great chance of benefiting from everything the artist does, it also has a long-term perspective and interest in developing the artist's career.
Springsteen has been widely advised to sign the ten-year deal with Live Nation in order to avoid the difficulties and costs associated with self-marketing. However, this deal is not the most suitable because Springsteen already has a huge and loyal fan base and would therefore have fewer challenges in marketing his album. Secondly, Springsteen will also lose creative control since creative decisions are not left entirely on the artist's hand since the partner has too much at stake. While he stands a chance to receive a lot of money up front in this deal, he will significantly…
Byrne, D. (2008, January 16). David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists -- and Megastars. Retrieved September 13, 2011, from http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/magazine/16-01/ff_byrne?currentPage=2
"The Current State of the Music Industry." (2010, March 31). DIO: Do It Ourselves. Retrieved September 13, 2011, from http://dio333.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/the-current-state-of-the-music-industry/
matriculated at ____ College/University without a very clear idea of my academic goals. I felt young and a bit naive when I entered university, but through experience and hard work I have matured and gained focus. Like many first and second year students, I took the required courses without a clear idea of what my major would eventually be. However, knowing that I wanted to solidify my career goals, I decided that I would find my niche. With the future as a blank slate, I pursued various majors until I found that I was drawn to the sports industry.
My grades, which had suffered a bit due to my having to work full time while in college, improved immediately after I realized how clear my path had become. I trail blazed, determined to complete my degree on a high note. I became more interested in internships with professional organizations that…
For the aboriginal population of British Columbia, industrialization and capitalism threatened and later undermined traditional ways of life. Trading was soon replaced by wage labour systems. Shifting from barter to a labour market unraveled the essential social institutions of traditional aboriginal society. Potlatches once served as a "bulwark which enabled the aboriginal people to resist acculturation," (p. 252). Lutz, unlike Kealey or DeLottinville, examines the effects of colonialism on industrialization. Colonial power structures legitimized the social hierarchies that form the backbone of capitalist infrastructure.
The ways capitalism transformed traditional aboriginal society from being barter-based to being wage labour-based closely resemble the ways capitalism transformed traditional European skilled labour culture. As Kealey points out, the European artisan model of labour persisted until the Industrial evolution. Skilled labourers like coopers and smiths once apprenticed their work, entering into careers that offered a high degree of control over the means of production and…
DeLottinville, P. "Joe Beef of Montreal: Working-Class Culture and the Tavern, 1869-1889." In Canadian Working Class History: Selected Readings, pp. 190-214.
Kealey, G.S. "The Honest Workingman and Workers' Control: The experience of Toronto Skilled Workers, 1860-1892." In Canadian Working Class History: Selected Readings, pp. 112-142.
Lutz, J. "After the Fur Trade: The Aboriginal Labouring Class of British Columbia 1849-1890" in Canadian Working Class History: Selected Readings, pp. 235-259.
The fact that, against completely diverse defendants, Woodrock and Jones could combine their claims to meet the amount in controversy is inconsequential, because the parties lack diversity of citizenship.
9. There are several factors that should be taken into consideration in deciding whether the District of Columbia can, for diversity purposes, be regarded as a state. The most important factor is whether the constitutional diversity requirement would have a substantive impact on the litigants seeking redress in a certain type of court. Because citizens of the District of Columbia are already entitled to bring suit in federal courts, allowing them to be considered citizens of a state for the purpose of establishing diversity jurisdiction does not allow them entry into a different court system. Even more important is the fact that the legislature enacted a law that permitted the District of Columbia and other U.S. territories to be treated as…
Involved people in these illegal transfers take advantage of institutional weaknesses and corruption to achieve their objectives.
One of the constant features found along the research is the weak handling of systematic information by the state authorities, especially from the police bodies. At the same time, the lack of channels that facilitate the free access to information about official proceedings make it difficult for the citizens to take part in solving the problem (ibid.).
The borders' porosity is another risk for democracy because bordering zones are strategic spaces for different illicit traffics which look to be controlled by organized crime. Internationalization of crime and its organization structures represent a problem for national security and for the region's stability.
Illegal traffic of fire arms is associated with other illicit traffics which are complemented mainly with drug traffic. Economic resources generated with those actions at the sideline of law are higher than…
Camacho, Daniel Avila . " Interrelationship between Drug Trafficking and the Illicit Arms Trade."
Unidir.org. Unidir.org, 2012. Web. 9 Apr 2012. .
Cullinan, Jeanna . "Latin American Leaders Demand Action on Illicit Arms Trafficking ."
M.S. Advanced Architectural Design
Office of Architecture Admissions
To the Admissions Committee.
As the son of an architect, my exposure to artistic forms and cultural designs began at an early age; my decision to become an architect was of course quite natural. The study of Architectural Engineering at Han Yang University in Seoul, South Korea broadened my knowledge on theory and I soon realized that my perspectives were changing. When I began working at my father's architectural firm I quickly decided to become a designer and theorist architect instead of an engineer. This desire soon led me to the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where I successfully completed an Architectural Degree.
When I began my studies at SCI, my knowledge in the field was limited, but as time passed and the course work became increasingly difficult, I thought of quitting, due to feeling that I was not qualified. As a…
career in architecture actually began when I was a child, when with wonder-filled eyes I beheld the designs and finished plans both my parents produced. My father is an architect, the principal in his own company. My mother is a painter and the owner of an interior design firm. Both of my parents' passion for their work inspired me to pursue a career along the same path.
Throughout high school and college, I sought personal, academic, and professional means by which to manifest my dreams, such as taking any courses that were relevant to the field. Because of both school and my parents' presence in my life, professional resources were plentiful for me. I have plenty of visual images imprinted my mind as a result, too. Therefore, my eventual decision to pursue architecture in college naturally stemmed from my early experiences and passion for creativity, form, and function.
(?Recognized as the official photographer for a promotional website, www.oldsanjuanpr.com.
CERTICATION & TRAININGS
Certified Professional Final Cut Pro-End-User Level 1, the Edit Center, New York, NY
Pursuing Certification Motion and DVD Studio Pro 4 HD End-User, the Edit Center, New York, NY
Screenwriting 101: Introduction to Screenplay Writing, Mark Troy, Writers.Net
Screenwriting 102: Advanced Screenplay Writing, Mark Troy, Writers.Net
SILVER HILL HOSPITAL
New Canaan, CT
Residential Counselor/Psychiatric Technician
Responsible for ensuring efficient, quality functioning for adolescent unit in 28-day Transitional Living Program. Assign, assist and supervise residents in weekly duties. Supervise and participate in-house staff meetings. Manage and operate equipment safely and correctly. Cover house operations in the absence of the Senior Residential counselor. Carry out admission and discharge process for residents, while ensuring transitional living experience fosters growth and independence in residents.
( Promoted to Residential Counselor after 5 months of employment as…
The report identifies NASA as "working with an unrealistic set of flights" (Cases Study. N.D.); timelines "which were retained and increased pressure to meet schedules by senior NASA managers" (Case Study. N.D.). The Challenger disaster was marked by the reality that
"NASA had found evidence that O-rings had allowed hot exhaust to burn through a primary seal. Since 1982 the O-rings had been designated a "Criticality 1" issue. Indeed, a January shuttle launch in cold weather just a year earlier had shown significant burn through of the O-rings. The day before the Challenger launch, engineers at orton Thiokol, a NASA contractor, raised concerns that the frigid temperatures at Cape Canaveral would cause the shuttle's rocket booster "O-rings" to fail -- which would mean catastrophe for the shuttle. Just hours before liftoff, Thiokol engineers were recommending that the launch be delayed. After hours of discussion, NASA pressed forward with the launch…
Much like the Challenger incident the CAIB report finds "NASA management practices to be as much a cause of the accident as the foam that struck the left wing 81 sec into flight. These practices included: allowing the shuttle to fly with known flaws, blocking the flow of critical information up the hierarchy, and inadequate safety monitoring" (O'Leary, J. June 2, 2010). As with the O-ring on Challenger, a seemingly minor technical issue was the problem. "Foam had been falling off the tank since the very first shuttle flight, and NASA had long been trying to fix it. But in each case, NASA decided it was okay to keep flying. Over time, this led to a significant understating or a collective ignoring of an actual risk" (O'Leary, J. June 2, 2010).
Clearly, there were systemic organizational issues which confronted NASA over the course of several decades which led to the two disasters however, what specifically went wrong and more importantly how could these areas have been addressed?
At the core of both of these incidents was an organizational inertia "reflecting missed opportunities, blocked or ineffective communication channels, flawed analysis, and ineffective leadership" (Case Study. N.D.). After the Challenger flight the Rogers report's "recommendations included that NASA restructure its management to tighten control, and set a group dedicated to finding and tracking hazards in regard to shuttle safety" (Case Study. N.D.). Yet, after the Columbia disaster, the CAIB report found that "though NASA underwent many management reforms in the wake of the Challenger accident…the agency's powerful human space flight culture remained intact, as did many practices…such as inadequate concern over
Steep analysis Conduct "Technology trends" "T" part a STEEP Analysis (bullet point - a comment supported APA / MLA In-Text citations valid- referenced sources, addresses pros & cons Technology trends.
Starbucks: Innovation and enterprise in the world of coffee
hy the company was chosen
Starbucks began as a largely free-standing empire of stores. The original concept of the corporation's coffeehouse model was to replicate the 'home away from home' feeing in the store's flagship Seattle location at every Starbucks. The franchises were initially conceptualized as urban gathering-places. "For each targeted region, Starbucks selected a large city to serve as a 'hub'; teams of professionals were located in hub cities to support the goal of opening 20 or more stores in the hub in the first two years. Once stores blanketed the hub, then additional stores were opened in smaller, surrounding 'spoke' areas in the region" ("Starbucks Case Study," McGraw Hill,…
Anderson, Rick. "Bellevue baristas antitrust suit against Starbucks heading to court."
Seattle Weekly. 28 Nov 2007. [6 Apr 2012]
Bishop, Todd. "The 'fourth place:' Starbucks as technology giant. Geek Wire. 2011.
Installing Handrails at Victoria BC Ogden Point Breakwater:
Zapco elding and Fabricating, a Victoria Company, has been awarded the contract to construct an aluminum and stainless steel cable handrail at the Ogden Point breakwater. The firm was awarded this contract because of the good price, capacity, and past working relations with the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. hile it's a non-profit organization, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority owns the property and invited 10 firms to present proposals for handrails based on its design, cost, and timeline specifications. Zapco elding and Fabricating has constructed handrails in the past at Fisherman's
harf and in the Inner Harbour (Petrescu par, 4). The main reason for the construction of the aluminum and stainless steel cable handrail at Ogden Point breakwater is because it will lessen the installation time and the duration the breakwater is closed. Despite of these goals, the project has attracted split opinions…
Holmen, Roszan. "Opinions Split on Victoria Breakwater Handrails Plan." Online Posting. Victoria News. BlackPress Digital, 18 Dec. 2012. Web. 08 Apr. 2013. .
MacFarlane, John M., and Murray Polson. "The Ogden Point Breakwater at Victoria, British Columbia's Outer Wharf." The Nauticapedia. The Nauticapedia Project, 2012. Web. 08 Apr. 2013. .
"MEDIA RELEASE: OGDEN POINT BREAKWATER TO GET SLEEK NEW HANDRAILS." Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, 12 Dec. 2012. Web. 8 Apr. 2013. .
Petrescu, Sarah. "Victoria Company Will Build Handrail along Ogden Point Breakwater." Times Colonist. TC Publication Limited Partnership, 15 Jan. 2013. Web. 08 Apr. 2013. .
To illustrate these different views, he creates Starry Night over the Rhone. This shows the sense of anticipation that is occurring before the evening begins. As he is depicting, a quit outdoor cafe that is waiting for: the customers to begin arriving and the festivities to commence. To illustrate this sense of anticipation he uses different colors and lighter brush strokes. As there is: yellow, black, blue, tan and gray; to highlight the overall emotions that Van Gogh is feeling (when he reflects on his life in Paris). At the same time, the lighter brush strokes are used to show the changes of time that are taking place, by making the background somewhat blurry. This is important, because it is illustrating how the artist is trying to create that sense of realism and the passage of time, by showing their positive emotions about their past lives. ("Vincent Van Gough," 2011)…
Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette. (2011). Web Museum Paris. Retrieved from: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/renoir/moulin-galette/
Frans Hals. (2011). ABC Gallery. Retrieved from: http://www.abcgallery.com/H/hals/hals.html
Hudson River School. (2011). Visual Arts. Retrieved from: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/hudson-river-school-landscape-painting.htm
Jean -- Antione Houdon. (2011). Scholar Resource. Retrieved from: http://www.scholarsresource.com/browse/artist/637
Joe's Sports, a 50-year-old sporting-goods retailer with stores in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, who filed for bankruptcy protection recently. The company began when "Edward Orkney, a World War II veteran, began selling Army surplus sleeping bags from the back of a station wagon in Portland" (Martinez, 2009). It grew to a chain of 30 stores with over 1,600 employees, and was considered successful until the economic downturn that began in 2008.
The company claims up to $500 million in debt, and there are several of its creditors who are uninsured and facing steep losses, such as Columbia Sportswear, another Washington company, who is owed about $888,300. They owe about $12.8 in total to all their creditors. The company did secure some funding from Wells Fargo etail Finance so it can continue to operate and pay its employees as it attempts to reorganize and again become profitable. The President and CEO…
Martinez, A. (2009). Joe's Sports files for bankruptcy protection. Retrieved 13 May 2009 from the Seattle Times Web site: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2008814402_joes050.html .
The challenges for the project managers relative to protecting the digital rights of the book are tough to counter, outside of creating a special ink that cannot be accurately photographed digitally or scanned. To attempt this strategy of creating ink that is not easily duplicable would have significantly increased the production costs, squeezing margins on the book as it moved through distribution channels. The risks of electronic duplication at this point can only be met with litigation against those distributors who violated the embargo, thereby making it possible for those fans wanting to gain notoriety by posting pages before the book was available to get the attention they want, even if it means ruining to books' value. In summary, the project managers did assess and respond to the risks they could foresee, and outside of significantly increasing the production cost, they did mitigate the larger risks of the books being…
Chapin (2007). Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Information Technology Overview. March, 2007. Ward Chapin.
Sutton (2007). Vancouver Olympics 2010's CIO starts training. Neil Sutton. Computerworld Canada. June 14th, 2007. Downloaded July 20th, 2007 from location: http://www.itworldcanada.com/a/ComputerWorld/10cd14aa-3fae-4c01-a7e2-5242397f9a1e.html
Still, in this situation, it is clear that Miami would need the largest workforce with the greatest capabilities to serve a more diverse residential population. With such a large portion of the population being Hispanic in the city of Miami, FedEx operations would have to concentrate on providing customers with Spanish speaking staff. Additionally, the facilities at FedEx locations would also have to anticipate a workforce that may not speak English as its first language. Thus, managers and training materials would also have to be available in Spanish to best maximize workforce efficiency within FedEx locations around the Miami Dade area.
There are several different strategies FedEx could take to suit each of these different markets. First, as stated before, having a bilingual workforce would be a key component in the city of Miami. Moreover, in Miami, FedEx would have to anticipate more international shipping needs from their customers. This…
City Data. (2011). Miami, Florida. Web. http://www.city-data.com/city/Miami-Florida.html
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City Data. (2011). Surrey. Web. http://www.city-data.com/canada/Surrey-City.html
I believe the market is simply too small for continued growth to occur.
In regards to Surrey British Columbia, I also believe it to be a viable option for FedEx, but not to the extent of Miami. For one, Surrey has a population of 394,976 people which makes it the provinces second most populous city (5). The economy is fast growing and has a significant upside potential. Because of this fact, I believe Surrey to be a better option than St. Johns. Industries that are growing quickly are Clean Energy, Finance, eal estate, High Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Health, and Education (6). I believe the sectors of interest for FedEx are manufacturing, real estate and technology as they can either provide business possibilities or opportunities for joint ventures. Unlike the other two locations however, FedEx may want to defer entry into this market until the technologies actually come to fruition. This…
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movie industry in America has been controlled by some of the monolithic companies which not only provided a place for making the movies, but also made the movies themselves and then distributed it throughout the entire country. These are movie companies and their entire image revolved around the number of participants of their films. People who wanted to see the movies being made had to go to the studios in order to see them. They made movies in a profitable manner for the sake of the studios, but placed the entire industry under their control and dominated over it. The discussion here is about some of those famous studios inclusive of that of names like Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Culver, RKO, Paramount Studios, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Studios, Raleigh Studio, Hollywood Center Studio, Sunset Gower Studio, Ren-Mar Studios, Charlie Chaplin Studios and now, Manhattan Beach Studio.…
"What better way to annoy the Hollywood liberals than to remind them every single day that
George W. Bush is STILL the President?" Retrieved from https://www.donationreport.com/init/controller/ProcessEntryCmd?key=O8S0T5C8U2 Accessed 15 September, 2005
"What's interesting about the business is that it's no longer the movie business" Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hollywood/picture/corptown.html Accessed 14 September, 2005
A study performed by Sarah Kang and Lorenzo M. Polvani from the Columbia University claims the Earth's ozone layer hole has affected atmospheric circulation in the Southern hemisphere all the way to the equator, leading to increased rainfall in the subtropics (Kang, 2011). Previous work showed the ozone caused a dominant westerly jet stream in the mid-latitudes to move toward the pole with accompanying shifts in precipitation patterns. This study used different computerized climate models in the effort to identify the impact of the ozone depletion compared to other factors. The experiment found moistening in high latitudes, drying in mid-latitudes, and moistening in the subtropics. etween fifteen and thirty five degrees south, the researchers saw about a ten percent increase in precipitation. The depletion of the ozone layer, from 8 to 25 miles up, has caused severe cooling in the stratosphere, expanding to the troposphere, and altering in…
Significant Ozone Hole Remains Over Antarctica. (2011, Oct 21). Retrieved from Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111020145106.htm
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Karoly, D. (2012, Sep 14). The Antarctic ozone hole and climaste change: an anniversary worth celebrating. Retrieved from The Conversation: http://theconversation.edu.au/the-antarctic-ozone-hole-and-climate-change-an-anniversary-worth-celebrating-9404
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If it is true that you are what you eat, many people do not know themselves very well. Nutritional value of any food is of extreme importance due to the fact of its contribution to the maintenance and overall health of the individual. No one could be expected to operate and learn at a high level if the sources of energy using to fuel this process are of low quality. High quality foods coupled with positive healthy attitudes towards eating and consuming are necessities in today's fast-paced society. The future of the world lies within the next generation and their education. The importance of treating children with respect and honesty cannot be overvalued in today's society. The precious resources that children provide in terms of hope and optimism require educators in today's world to do the best for the betterment of the entire society.
Nutritional policies reflect social…
Dahl, M. & Scholz, J. (2011). The national school lunch program and school breakfast program: evidence on participation and non-compliance. Retrieved from http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~scholz/Research/Lunch.pdfhttp://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~scholz/R esearch/Lunch.pdf
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He applies that perspective to every stage of the design process as he works with clients. Severs (2011) claims that "the needs of users, businesses, manufacturers, suppliers, environment" are all integral to the design experience.
In fact, Severs found that working with his young daughter provided insight into the design process, informing a human-centered approach. His daughter's reactions to produces, processes, activities, and services show how design directly impacts behavior and perceptions. Severs claims that his daughter's own drawings and designs have affected his view, showing that design experts can learn a lot from children. As examples, Severs showed 3D modeling and other examples of how design affects our reactions to things.
Both McKinley and Severs focused on how design is a major part of our everyday lives. The products we use are often designed poorly, reflecting an approach that is not centered on the needs of the end user.…
Frog design (n.d.). Website retrieved: http://www.frogdesign.com/
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" (Sukumaran, 2004) Mutation is what results in the difference and may be utilized as a measure of the time that has elapsed since separation of the species from the common ancestor during evolution. This is a method of "inferring the divergence of time of clades from a common ancestor by means of gene/protein sequencing" and has been termed 'molecular dating'. The process is one in which there is a calibration of time in comparison to the Phanerozoic era fossil data and then expoliation is conducted for providing the estimation time for divergence of phyla. (Sukumaran, 2004; paraphrased) Indeed, if life did evolve as posited in the work of Charles Darwin then "the abrupt appearance of diversified life at the beginning of the Cambrian period was not explainable." (Sukumaran, 2004) However, Sukumaran explains that gradualism is not a central tenet to the idea that there has been an evolution of…
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Gon, S.M. III (2005) Trilobites of Chengjiang, China. 27 Apr 2005. Online available at http://www.trilobites.info/Chengjiang.htm
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From its creation to 1988 it undertook banking functions and opined generally on the international banking system.
2. Starting in 1988 it began to assume the role of an unofficial international bank regulator. Although it had no official international status, its members -- central banks of the major banking countries -- were obligated by the nature of their membership to abide by its edicts and the rest of the world took them seriously.
3. Starting in the late 1990s, it began to consider itself the equivalent of an international bank regulator. Every subject of significance was within its jurisdiction and, although its legal powers were no greater, it assumed that it had a right to make rules for local banks to observe in the conduct of their businesses.
4. Sometime in the future there is a widespread anticipation that it will be given, through some treaty mechanism, the power to…
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Blackboard collaborators are primarily divided into three categories: members, partners and channel partners or resellers. "Members are typically Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who independently develop and market software solutions to extend the Blackboard applications. Partners strategically invest in and collaborate with us to deliver joint solutions to our clients. Channel Partners/Resellers are primarily focused on international sales and distribution of Blackboard software and services."
Blackboard continually collaborates with universities in order to get feedback and improve the products. Among the universities which collaborate with the manufacturer are the University of British Columbia or Princeton
Blackboard collaborates with Microsoft and they have even formed an alliance in order to improve the quality of the e-learning process. "Students and faculty using Blackboard's learning platform, built on Microsoft.NET technologies, will be able to more easily integrate a wider array of academic resources in a learning environment tailored to their individual needs and…
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South America's very old, biggest, most competent, and well- equipped rebellion having Marxist origin is the evolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - FAC. The uproar and clashing in the 1950s involving liberal and conservative militias lead to the civil war that demolished Columbia and from here FAC came into existence. The murder of liberal party leader Jorge Eliecer by the representatives of the conservative government ignited the battle between the Liberal and Conservative political parties. The consequent civil wars lead to the loss of over 200,000 Columbians and generated a glut of guerrilla groups. One of those groups, lead by Manuel Marulanda, split from the Liberals in 1966 and developed into the Marxist-oriented FAC. (FAC History)
Identify the group by name and country in which based. If there is no one country, state the countries in which the group is operative, or the region.
a. Stated goals and…
Resources) Some medical care and advice is offered by Cuba. A court case is presently happening in Bogota to check whether three members of the Irish Republican Army, detained in Colombia in 2001 upon quitting the FARC-controlled demilitarized zone, supplies sophisticated explosives education to the FARC. The FARC and the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) frequently use the border area for cross border invasions and makes use of the Venezuelan territory near the border as a refuge. (Terrorist Group Profiles, 2003)
d. Spiritual or religious support.
Could not find any information.
e. Umbrella or cover organization, if any.
As per Colombian intelligence agencies, the FARC was implementing the techniques studied from a yet another terrorist cluster, namely, the Irish Republican Army. (One year after Sept. 11, U.S. And Colombia face parallel challenges)
The convention entitles those who have not attained 18 years to special protection. State parties admitting those under the age of 18 into their national armed forces under voluntary recruitment must ensure that such recruitments are genuinely voluntary. Informed consent of the parents of such recruits has to be sought. ecruits have to be fully informed of their engagements in such military service. The protocol forbids armed groups that are not armed forces of states from enlisting those under the age of 18 years into their ranks as to take part in armed conflicts. State parties are called upon to ensure that legal measures are taken against armed groups that recruit individuals below the age of 18. State parties must ensure that the principles and provisions of this protocol are known and promoted. Other than the optional protocol there exists international humanitarian law that safeguards the rights of a child.…
Badescu, C.G. (2010). Humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect: security and human rights. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis
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Grey, S. (2006). Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Rendition and Torture Program. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.
Linde, C. (2006). The U.S. Constitution and International Law: Finding the Balance. Journal of Transnational Law & Policy, 15 (2), 307-308.
If the other pays dealt with prostitutes and people who were poor now the readers gets the chance to see what happens in the life of emperors and samurais. While in the plays which we have discussed previously it was the lack of financial power to cause the dramatic endings, in this particular play destinies will have a similar tragic ending, this time caused by a social position which makes people hungry for even more power then they have. Honour remains a key factor again (Keene, 1951, 30-70).
The last play, the uprooted pine tells yet another story involving a prostitute and a married man. Again the social pressure seems to make the story possible between them. this time the man would have enough money in order to rescue the woman he loves but he can not because that would make his wife suffer too much. The situation can be…
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This would include creation of goals and benchmarks that are important to the workers and their issues as well as the company's bottom line (Collingsworth, 2002). This would also likely involve the upper levels of management and the cultural liaisons that Coca Cola would need to hire and direct to help solve these cultural miscommunication issues.
Coca Cola needs to act decisively in order to stop the accusations of human rights and labor abuses in order to maintain a positive brand image throughout the world. The company will need to begin to better understand the cultural and legal considerations specific to each country and population of workers. It will also need to meet the workers in the middle so as to shore up and discourage the demand for labor unions, which would be very costly to the company, as well as provide a safe and healthy work environment and…
Collingsworth, Terry. (2002). "The Key Human Rights Challenge: Developing Enforcement
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Killer Coke Homepage. (2010). Accessed online at: http:/ / killercoke.org on October 22,
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Index: Educator's eference Complete
A meta-analysis of studies examining the effect of whole language instruction on the literacy of low-SES students.
Source: (Date, Vol., Page) Jeynes, W.H., & Littell, S.W. (2000). Elementary School Journal, 101(1), 21-33.
7. My debate class is arguing the pros and cons of wolf recovery in Yellowstone Park. Do you have a recent article on this subject?
Index: Infotrac newsstand
Mont. Approves 150% Hike in Fall Wolf Hunting Quota
Date: July 9, 2010
8. Is your town's newspaper indexed in Newsbank? (My hometown newspaper is the Sidney Herald, Sidney, MT) if yes, what is the name of it? No.
If no, what newspaper in which town close to the one you live in is indexed in it? (Would the Billings Gazette or Great Falls Tribune be in this?)…
In the first one to three years, Make a Change plans to step up its budget or marketing and advertising expenses as a way to drive up business and profits. After the first year, we also plan to bring in other charities on board to share in some of the donations we will be producing through our gross profits.
The main cornerstone of the business will rely upon t-shirt sales. On our site, we will offer a variety of different colors and styles, which vary in price to the customer. These shirts range in cost to us depending on the style chosen. Like all other products, 10% of our gross profits from t-shirt sales will go to our chosen charity. All tees are 100% cotton, with several sizes, fits, and colors available to the consumer.
Make a Change Brand. Blank cotton tees total to $1.75 a piece,…
Tese women endured extreme ardsips in order to fulfill teir roles. Tey often ad to live in almost starvation level circumstances, since most of te food ad to be given to te battle ready individuals. Often tey would toil for ours to find food, dig roots, and oter metods to see te fruits of teir labor be provided te figting men. Tey endured te malnutrition as well as miserable living conditions in order to provide sustenance for te group. Many times tey even endured cildbearing under inospitable surroundings (Soto, 44). As nurses, tey ealed te wounded and endured te contamination of dangerous diseases as well as nursed back to ealt many of te fallen men during te Revolution. Many of tem suffered severe infections and diseases as a result of contact wit te sick, many primary records reveal tat anywere from ten to twenty percent of te soldaderas contracted serious…
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Tuck, Jim. Poncho Villa and John Reed: Two Faces of Romantic Revolution. Tucson, Arizona. The University of Arizona Press, 1984.
Resendez-Fuentes, Andres. "Battleground Women: Soldaderas and Female Soldiers in the Mexican Revolution." Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History. 1995. 52(4): 525-553.
Angelo Epifani drove his car into my daughter, killing her instantly. The driver left the scene of the accident, likely fearing the repercussions and unable to face the consequences. My daughter was left lying on the street in the middle of the night, alone, to die. Her name was Jiao Shiqi. She was only 20 years old when she died, a delightful, kind, intelligent, and sweet girl.
Jiao Shiqi had her whole life ahead of her. She had immigrated to Canada not long before her untimely death. The courage it must have taken Jiao Shiqi to move to a foreign country alone was remarkable, but she handled it so well that she made friends nearly the minute she disembarked from the plane: flight AC031 direct from Beijing to Toronto Pearson.
Her marks at Columbia International College were so good, that Jiao Shiqi was planning on completing her college degree at…
interview that they conducted with Labor Relations Ms. Sheila Brown, a Labor Relations Specialist who works with the U.S. government in Columbia, SC. The interview paper involved an interview where she answered questions and answers about her job so that the author could get a better understanding of her type of work. In addition to the interview, the project essay will begin with a literature review that will relate labor relations theory application that links to the actual job processes and/or functions. Then, we will relate the results of Ms. Brown's interview to gain real world insights into her profession and how it functions in the U.S. government. The literature review will give us an idea of how the discipline is different in the private sector.
Ms. Brown is officially known as a Labor Relations Officer/Manager (LROs) or Chief Human Relations Officer (CHRO). These terms can and are…
Ciccarelli, M.C. (2011). Trust at the top . Retrieved from http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?
Conaty, B., & Charan, R. (2010). The talent masters: Why smart leaders put people before numbers.
(1st ed.). New York, NY: Crown Business.
Flexibility, adaptability, and a global mindset cause my organization to behave in a responsive rather than hierarchical fashion. These organizational values conspire to create an organizational culture that respects education, values protocol and is detail-oriented, yet is not such a slave to the rules that it loses sight of human beings. After all, if the rules were absolute, there would not be different government laws and bylaws, depending on the country one is sealing with. The services I perform require communication is with diverse doctors from an ever-increasingly wide range of nations, including South Africa, India, British Columbia, Iran, Iraq, China, Cuba, and Segal. Each one of these governments, organizations, and educational systems differs from the United States' own, yet all nations and national must be respected so that the place I work for realizes its goals of improving health care and education across borders.
Organizational learning for Credentials Specialists…
Barrier island beaches generally develop where:
a The coast is composed of hard rock b the nearby land has a rugged topography of hills and mountains c the sea floor deepens rapidly offshore d The sea floor remains shallow for a long distance offshore
During storms in winter:
a There is a higher percentage of fine-grained sand on beaches
b More erosion occurs in bays than on headlands
c Beaches are eroded d Beaches are built up e Offshore sand bars are destroyed
Along the Midocean ridge
a earthquakes occur b sea floor spreading occurs c volcanism occurs d all the above occur
Where would you find examples of barrier island coasts?
c British Columbia and Alaska
d Texas and the Gulf Coast
Which of the following boundaries characterize the San Andreas Fault?
d None of the…
Staying connected changing world industry applying work related skills current future employment benchmark success. Identify skills adapt career area graduation. Explain plan increase abilities skills.
Staying connected: Transferable and adaptable skills
Every soldier brings two fundamental skill sets to the workforce, when transitioning from the military to a civilian job: that of his or her transferable skills and that of his or her adaptive skills. I am a Command Sergeant Major with over 33 years of active military service. I have gained both transferable skills and adaptable skills over the course of my service.
The most useful transferable skills, the skills I have directly and actively used while serving in my position that can be easily deployed in the workforce involve my capacity for mentorship and teaching. As part of my duties as senior enlisted advisor to my commanding officer I have served as both as an advocate and representative…
Zhuangzi and the Dao
The period between 480 and 221 BCE was technically a part of the Zhou Dynasty. But in reality, the disintegrating power of the dynasty's kings had led to a period of relative governmental disarray for China. According to DeBary & Bloom (1999), the impotence of the Zhou throne had caused China to descend into an array of conflicting feudal states. It is thus that the period became known as the arring States period. The relative instability of this time would prompt a host of philosophical responses, included among them the highly spiritual teachings of Zhuangzi. As DeBary & Bloom note, Zhuangzi is often lumped together in historical interpretations with Laozi, owing largely to their shared advocacy of the Dao (or The ay). (p. 1) However, the two figures are quite distinct in their espoused ideologies, with Laozi offering solutions for achieving conquest in the material realm…
De Bary, W.T. & Bloom, I. (1999). Sources of Chinese Tradition. Columbia University Press.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program
A critical component of nursing is treating a patient's psychological as well as physical needs. I have seen this again and again in my work for an intensive care unit. Every day, more and more patients who are HIV positive come through our doors. HIV can take a tremendous psychological as well as physical toll upon the individual. Additionally, although HIV and AIDS can be contained, the drug regime prescribed must be carefully followed. For patients with ambivalence, shame or guilt about their illness, they may unconsciously sabotage themselves; for patients with deep and entrenched mental health problems outside of their HIV status, following a recommended program of drug therapy and counseling can be even more arduous.
Of course, the failures of HIV treatment are not the patient's 'fault.' There is also the problem of providers who themselves are ill-equipped to deal with the psychological challenges…
Elliot's book Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion after Columbia brings in social psychology in its treatment of the contemporary school system. Arguing that we would never allow any workplace environment to become as rotten and insidious as the school environment has become, Aronson brings in social psychology to show the effect that the environment can have on any mile. He also leads us through possible interventions that we can use to improve the school setting.
Aaronson points out that cruelty, bullying, humiliation, cliquishness, competition are aspects that occur on a regular routine in many of our schools across the country. More so, educators and parents often fail to stress the need for empathy, cooperation, and the nurturing of "social intelligence." The result is that in an increasing amount of schools, students from dysfunctional homes are buttressed by images of violence form outside society and from the media to transport…
Aaronson, E Nobody Left to Hate Macmillan, 2001