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Comparison of Japan and South Korea often depicts similarities and differences that cut across social, economic, political and cultural lines of both countries. One area that would give an fascinating topic of analysis is the connection that exists between labor and management, especially as it relates to collective bargaining. This paper will compare and contrast collective bargaining in Japan and South Korea with the intention of identifying similarities and differences.
The paper firstly describes the meaning of collective bargaining. Followed by the discussion on the collective bargaining in Japan & South Korea respectively, which includes the comparison as well as few similarities between both the countries. It further elucidates on what laws are being carried out in terms of employees and employers or unions & management etc.
Introduction negotiation between an employer and a group of employees in order to resolve the conditions of employment is collective bargaining.…
Benjamin C. Roberts; George C. Lodge & Hideaki Okamoto. Collective Bargaining And Employee Participation In Western Europe. The Trilateral Commission 1979.
The Right To Organize And Bargain Collectively. Nc Buy: Human Rights Report For South
Tool: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Quality Overview
Area: 3 major hospitals for zip 98101, Seattle, WA: Virginia Mason, Swedish, and Harborview
Ease of Use: Easy, some confusion in needing to click "For consumers," Or "For professionals" in order to gain detailed definitions and explanations of terms.
elevant Information: General information, medical or surgical condition available.
Features: Good explanation of process of care, outcome of care measures, and policies; also resource locators, help and support, and ways for individuals to manage their health.
How Should Database be Used? Primarily for informational purposes and as a basic guide. Could perhaps be used to define and hone in on particular expertise for surgery or specialty. In major urban areas in which there are several hospitals from which to choose, the tool might be advantageous as a way to make better healthcare choices.
Evaluation based on…
Andersen, R., Rice, T., Kominski, G. (2007). Changing the U.S. Health Care System.
San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Hospital Quality Overview.
Retrieved from: http://hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/
Marketing esearch: Products and Brands
In the wake of globalization, business organizations have embraced different strategies aimed at increasing their competitive edge. Increased focus on quality management lays great emphasis on customer-oriented services and continual learning. As such, companies have embraced personal brands such as brand positioning and client's satisfaction. This study identifies the similarities and differences of strategies adopted by Apple and MatsSoft in terms of personal brand and positioning strategy.
Product branding plays a crucial role in determining the success of a business. Companies with established personal brands often boast of a loyal customer base. This ensures that the company sales remain at an all-time high by preventing them from purchasing competitor's products. According to Fournier (1998), a company's product brand acts as a business partner. This indicates that a company's brand personality is crucial to its success. A critical analysis of Apple's and MatsSoft's websites provides sufficient…
B2B Marketing (2012). CASE STUDY: MatsSoft overcame rebrand challenges to strengthen sales to new clients. B2Bmarketing.net (July 17). Available 11/27/12 through Case Study: MatsSoft overcame rebrand challenges to strengthen sales to new clients
Fournier, S. (1998). Consumers and their brands: Developing relationship theory in consumer research. Journal of Consumer Research. 24:4(March):343-72. Available 5/5/12 through ProQuest database.
Marketing Minds (n.d). Apple's Branding Strategy. marketingminds.com.au. Available 11/27/12 through http://www.marketingminds.com.au/branding/apple_branding_strategy.html
Inception and Eternal Sunshine
The films Inception and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are both characterized by unique perspectives on the human condition and on the human mind. Neither of these stories is told in a traditional manner. Each utilizes unique visuals and interesting plots in order to tell deeper stories about the mysteries of the human mind. By comparing these two films along with the philosophical discussions of humanity by Michel Foucault and Frederich Nietzsche, it can be determined that although the philosophers were writing in a different era, filmmakers show how the idea of authority and the speculation of an authoritative supervisor can influence art in the modern moment.
In Michel Foucault's "Panopticisim" from his book Discipline and Punish, he discusses the nature of the human condition. The reasons that people behave certain ways are not because we believe in a moral right or wrong, but rather…
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Dir. Michel Gondry. Perf. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
Focus Features, 2004. DVD.
Foucault, Michel. "Panopticism." Discipline and Punish. 1975. Print.
Inception. Dir. Christopher Nolan. Perf. Leonardo DiCaprio. Warner Bros., 2010. DVD.
A..N. Pugin and illiams Morris
N Pugin was an English architect, artist, designers and critic remembered for his immense roles in reviving the Gothic style. His work was culminated for the interior design carried out at Palace of estminster. Pugin had assisted in designing many churches in the UK, Australia and Ireland. The Pugin's architectural firm was a family business registered as Pugin & Pugin. Augustine Pugin, a draughtsman, was the father of Pugin. Auguste was an aristocrat in France and flee to England during the French revolution. (Atterbury). Got married to Catherine elby, Auguste published series of pamphlets in architectural design between 1821 and 1838. Pugin followed his father's footsteps by learning drawings from his father. Pugin attended Christ's school and after leaving the school, he worked in his father's office. The first project that Pugin carried out independent of his father was a design carried out for Rudell…
Atterbury, P.A.W.N. Pugin Master of Gothic Revival. Yale University Press. . 2010.
Geoffrey, Tyack A.W.N. Pugin: Master of the Gothic Revival. Victorian Studies.40.1 190-192. 1996.
Baker, W. XIII The Nineteenth Century: The Victorian Period. Year's work in English studies. 84.1:664 -- 763. 2005
Bright, M. A Reconsideration of A.W.N. Pugin's Architectural Theories. Victoria Studies, 22(2): 151-172. 1979.
tourism industry of India and Indonesia. Apart from this fact book present important data and statistics related to the overall international tourism industry of that Asian tourism industry.
India and Indonesia, both are showing positive trends and growth projection in tourism industry. There are several macroeconomic, socio-cultural, economic, political, and other factors of both countries which have long lasting impact on the growth potential of the overall tourism industry.
In report also give important recommendations and findings on account of which country is more feasible to start business related to tourism industry.
The goal and purpose of this paper is to do detailed comparative analysis of business environment and opportunities in two different countries with respect to a particular industry. The industry selected in this regard is tourism industry with specific consideration on hotels and restaurants. The two countries selected for this comparison are India and Indonesia. The fact book…
Anand, M. (1976). Tourism and hotel industry in india: a study in management. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India.
Connnell, J. (2006). Medical tourism: sea, sun, sand and & #8230; surgery. Tourism Management, 27(6), 1093-1100.
Walpole, M, & Goodwin, H. (2000). Local economic impacts of dragon tourism in indonesia. Annals of Tourism Research, 27(3), 559-576.
Nenad. (2011, Februray 14). Investment in bali's tourism industry on the rise in 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2011, from
Comparing the Catholic and the Wicca eligion
There are many different religions across the world; some are well established having existed for many centuries, others have emerged more recently although their foundations may have historical links. When comparing different religions it becomes apparent that there are some key commonalities, even if the specific details and the proportional importance of those elements differs. For example, discussing aspects of belief, community, myths, rituals and ethics with followers of two different religions, one Catholic and one Wiccan, shows there are some interesting commonalities in terms of type of content and experience for each follower.
Interviewing a Catholic individual has a strong heartfelt approach towards the monotheistic belief system based in the concept of a Holy Trinity; God the father, God the son and God the Holy Ghost; three aspects of the same deity. The religion is deemed to be a core element…
Molloy, Michael, (2010), Experiencing the World's Religions, (5th Edition), McGraw-Hill
Trade: Gains From Trade
icardo vs. Smith
Heckscher-Ohlin and the Linder Hypothesis
Problems with Specialization
Benefits of Trade to the United States
Developing World, Trade, and Globalization
Trade: Gains from Trade
The concept of comparative advantage in trade is an old and longstanding one. Simply put, the idea of comparative advantage is that a nation, by playing to its strengths, can experience greater gains from trade than from self-sufficiency. "By instead concentrating on the things you do the 'most best' and exchanging or trading any excess of those things with someone else for the things that person does the 'most best,' you can both be better off" ("Comparative advantage and the benefits of trade," 2012). Even if a nation can be theoretically self-sufficient, according to one of the first proponents of the theory David icardo, "To produce the wine in Portugal, might require only the labour of 80 men for…
Beltrame, J. (2014). NAFTA's biggest winner? Mexico. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/29/nafta-mexico_n_4515862.html
Bershidsky, L. (2014). Globalization still favors the rich. Bloomberg. Retrieved from:
Christopher, C. & Daco, G. (2012). Ricardo's "comparative advantage" still holds true today. Supply Chain Quarterly. Retrieved from: http://www.supplychainquarterly.com/columns/20121001-ricardos-comparative-advantage-still-holds-true-today/
Adam Smith's theory of absolute advantage and icardo's theory of comparative advantage offer two economic approaches to international trade. Each theory contributes to the field of international economics in different ways. This literature review will compare the two theories through the lens of scholarly articles published on the respective subjects.
By the 18th century (1776 to be exact), the development of international trade had reached a critical nexus: the colonies in America had revolted against the British Crown and a revolutionary character was evident throughout much of Western society. (The French would have their own evolution before the century was out). Tackling the question of economic theory and its place in trade (in the light of this emerging climate) was Adam Smith with his massive treatise Wealth of Nations. Smith's concern focused on the specialization of labor -- the ability of producers to divide labor into parts to maximize output…
Chipman, J. (1966). A survey of the theory of international trade. Econometrica, 34(1):
Costinot, A., & Donaldson, D. (2012). Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage: Old idea, new evidence. Papers and Proceedings, 102(2): 1-6.
Das, M. (2008). Absolute and comparative advantage. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition. NY: Macmillan.
As the world has been increasingly globalizing, international trade and the different factors that facilitate trade have become of critical importance. Many countries and labour markets receive many benefits from trade and specialization. However the mechanisms that constitute a comparative advantage and determining which labour markets are suited for different production opportunities is still largely debated. David Ricardo proposed that technology could explain many of the labour variations however this does not seem to account for all of the differences in productivity that are found in the real world. This analysis will briefly introduce the Ricardian model as well as discuss some of the factors that constitute labor productivity in international markets today.
Adam Smith first proposed the concept of absolute advantage in the ealth of Nations to explain the basis for the advantages to be found in international trade. Smith believed that the value of…
Christensen, D., & Wibbels, E. (In Press). Labor Standards, Labor Endowments, and the Evolution of Inequality. International Studies Quarterly.
Markusen, J. (2013). Putting per-capita income back into trade theory. Journal of International Economics, 90(2), 255-265.
Urartu in Anatolia
The Urartu kingdom was most powerful political entity to emerge in Anatolia in the pre-classical era because it excelled at mobilizing resources and transforming the social, economic and political environment of its people. Its leaders demonstrated a remarkable capacity for leadership, and even though the kingdom was not as long-lasting as the Hittite kingdom, it exhibited the most impactful qualities (metal work, architecture, military abundance) characteristic of a great nation in the Iron Age.
From the 9th to the 6th centuries BC, the kings of the Urartu ruled from eastern shore of Lake Van, using a vast and complex administrative and military network. This is all the more remarkable because the region was not one in which political, social or military cohesion and unity was known to exist. In other words, the Urartu rulers were able to take disparate parts and make them work together as a…
Chapter 9: A Kingdom of Fortresses.
Chapter 10: New Cultures in the West.
A Comparison of Online Learning and Campus-Based Learning
The development and growth of online learning has created opportunities for both students and academic institutions alike. The online learning environment may be argued as offering many benefits such increasing accessibility to education and support of diversity as well as providing a potentially lucrative revenue streams for the institutions. These benefits have driven the growth, but the benefits are not without drawbacks, with online courses reporting a higher attrition. The aim of the paper is to look at online learning, discussing the advantages and the disadvantages of the online environment comparing it to campus-based learning and the blending environment.
An online course has been defined as one where there is a minimum of 80% of the content is delivered through the online environment (Allen & Seaman, 2014). Online delivery may include a range of different mediums, including, but not necessarily limited…
Allen IE; Seaman J, (2014), Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, The Sloan Consortium
Bauman, P, (2002), Student Retention: What You Can Control, & How, Distance Education Report, 6(16), 41
Cluskey, G.R. Jr.; Ehlen, Craig R; Raiborn, Mitchell H, (2011), Thwarting online exam cheating without proctor supervision, Journal of Academic and Business Ethics, 4, 1-7
Diaz, D.P. (2002), Online drop rates revisited, The Technology Source, accessed 11th March 2-014 at http://technologysource.org/article/online_drop_rates_revisited/
PIAGET vs. VYGOTSKY
Compared: Piaget and Vygotsky
Piaget vs. Vygotsky: The role of language in cognitive development
Jean Piaget's theory of human development is fundamentally a biological one: Piaget believed that all human beings go through a series of developmental stages, and the ability to understand certain concepts such as volume and mass is determined by the biological and developmental stage of the brain, more so than culture. If the child is not yet ready to learn certain spatial principles, he cannot do so, even with the best of teachers. The child interacts with the environment and is shaped by its contents to some extent, but there are natural constraints based upon the child's mentality.
In contrast, "unlike Piaget's notion that children's development must necessarily precede their learning," Lev Vygotsky argued, "learning is a necessary and universal aspect of the process of developing culturally organized, specifically human psychological functions" (McLeod…
Kristinsdottir, Solrun B. (2001). Lev Vygotsky. Retrieved from:
McLeod, S.A. (2007). Vygotsky. Retrieved at:
The health care system in the United States is often compared with that of other countries, and the one that comes up the most frequently in Canada. The Canadian system has better outcomes in general than the American system, and is completely different in terms of structure. This paper will examine the key areas where the systems differ, and seek to extrapolate what that means.
At its heart, the US system relies on market forces for much of its activity. Health care is providers are usually paid by insurance companies (or the government, which will be discussed in a moment). The insurance market is generally a free market, where insurers compete for customers the same way that insurers in other fields compete for customers. Employers will often pay the cost of coverage under an employer plan for workers, but there are many types of jobs where this…
.....female agency in Wang Anyi's "Granny" and Eileen Chang's "Shame Amah"
The objective of this study is to compare and contrast the work of Eileen Chang's with reference to her theme "Shame Amah" and the work of Wang Anyi focusing on her theme "Granny". The study uses their works of the two writers to analyze their differences and similarities in the writing styles focusing on the themes Shame of Amah and Granny. Remarkably, Zhang was in her early twenties when she had been identified as a discriminating and precious writer. She benefited from both classical Western and Chinese literature making her being one of the most renown Chinese writers in the literary world.
Similarly, Eileen Chang is one of the most talented Chinese writers born in 1921 and has published several collections of English stories as well publishing two English novels. Eileen Chang was born in Shanghai and attended the…
psychological impact of Katrina & Lusitania
Hurricane Katrina which took place in the year 2005 is said to be one of the worst storm disaster that took place in the history of the United States. It led to loss of many lives, and it was unavoidable. The winds both from Louisiana to Alabama caused the level of water to arise at about 80% of the New Orleans and neighborhoods. The tragedy left many people with worries asking how the tragedy like that could happen to threaten the lives of many Americans (Brinkley, 2006).
The sinking of Lusitania on the other hand, contributed to various impacts on America as well as, the World War One. However, the Americans were never interested in joining the war unless they had finished another two years. The Lusitania sinking also enraged many Americans as well as, hastening the people from United States' entrance into the…
Brinkley, D. (2006). The great deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. New York: Morrow.
Guterman, P. (2005). Psychological preparedness for disaster. Retrieved October 10, 2012 from http://www.academia.edu/233646/Psychological_preparedness_for_disaster
Gant, P.G., & Gantt, R. (2011). Disaster Psychology. October 10, 2012 from http://www.asse.org/professionalsafety/pastissues/057/08/042_049_F1Gan_0812.pdf .
Ballard, R.D., & Dunmore, S. (2003). Exploring the Lusitania: probing the mysteries of the sinking that changed history. New York: Warner Books.
Children and adults sometimes seem like different species. Biologically, children change continually, their brains and bodies rapidly growing and developing. Those biological changes are accompanied by important changes to the mind and emotional nature, with each person exhibiting a different personality, attitude, and outlook on life. Environmental factors including wealth and social status, culture and ethnicity also play a role in how the child develops a self-concept and interacts with others. By the time children become adults, they are much different beings than they were even a decade ago. Adults change too, but not nearly as dramatically as the transitions between childhood and adulthood. The main differences between childhood and adulthood are biological, psychological, and social.
Biologically speaking, children are growing. Their bodies are resilient, especially when compared with adults. If an adult suffers an injury, especially an elder, the results can be devastating. At the same time, a young…
The Nevada Nurse Practice Act is similar to the Indiana State Board of Nursing in that the two documents cover definitions of terms (such as Board of nurses, advanced practitioner, and accredited school). In addition to defining terms clearly to remove ambiguity in their application, the two documents also outline provisions for nurse practitioners and registered nurses.
The Indiana State Board of Nursing oversees nurse licensing, including issues related to education. Moreover, the State Board of Nursing in Indiana outlines the role of continuing education in the nursing profession. The Indiana State Board of Nursing's Licensure and Administrative ules include an administrative code for both registered and licensed practical nurses. Ancillary practices and areas of specialization are also included, such as nurse-midwives.
Number of members in the Indiana State Board of Nursing is something that is covered in the document related to licensure and administration. In IC 25-23-1-2, the…
Indiana State Board of Nursing (2005). Licensure Statutes and Administrative Rules
Nevada Nurse Practice Act.
Plato & Aristotle
The author of this brief report has been asked to compare and contrast the theories of knowledge, otherwise known as epistemology, that are present in the works of Plato and Aristotle. The works of Plato that will be covered include Divided Line, the Allegory of the Cave and the Sun. When it comes to Aristotle, the items that will be covered include the ten categories and the significance of substance. The relevant text in question will be Classics of Philosophy as authored by Pojman and Vaughn. While there are some strong similarities between the works and authors cited above, there are also some distinct differences between them.
When it comes to the Divided Line, Plato is writing out a dialog that occurs between Glaucon and Socrates. It is important to note that this work immediately follows the Analogy of the Sun and the Analogy of the Cave…
Altruism or Egoism
The dating website has become an online phenomenon where people across the world find relationships, love and intimacy. The hottest trend in the online dating is that people who have been single for several years have finally found their true love. The theories of relationship, love, intimacy, social comparison, self-categorization, and social identity reveal that individuals develop a social relationship to boost their social esteem, and people are likely to cooperate with a group who belong to their social identity. Frisen, & Wangqvist, (2010) argue that people have been dating one another in Sweden without going through informal rules. The authors maintain that people continue to indulge in love relationship despite their social identity. Williams, & Russell (2013) argue that adolescent and younger adults quest for love, and increasing number of girls believe in intimacy relationship while boys adore sexual intercourse. Additionally, Finn, (2012) think that emotional…
SHAMANIC APPOACHES vs. ALTEED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Compare and contrast Eastern and shamanic approaches to altering consciousness
This paper focuses on the similarities and differences between eastern Shamanic practices and altered states of consciousness (ASC), and the significance of these practices in the today's urban society. Prior to going deep into the discussion, it is significance to define the terms; Shamanic and altered states of consciousness. As asserted by Oesterreich (1935:295), Shamanic illustrates what the Shamans do, while as Shamanic practices entails an intricate of belief, rituals and traditions huddled around the Shaman practices.
Some of the authors, for instance, Ashvind, (1999) relate Shaman to Siberian, Eurasian or sub-Arctic practitioners, while others extend the term Shaman to other practitioners, for example, any practitioner that interrelates with the spirit world through altered states of consciousness (ASC). Others extend the definition and define Shamans as medicine men or witch doctors. In essence,…
Ashvind N. (1999). Shamans, Healing, and Mental Health, Journal of Child and Family
Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1, pp. 131-134
Block, N. (1995). On confusion about a function of consciousness. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 18, 227 -- 247.
Block, N. (2001). Paradox and cross-purposes of recent work on consciousness. Cognition, 79,197 -- 219.
DISCPLINE vs. Management
Compare Discipline and Management
Discipline in the classroom is often equated with punishment, although punishment is only one of the tools of discipline that can be used by a teacher. One common definition of discipline is "teaching others right from wrong" with "methods to prevent or respond to behavior problems so they do not occur" (Behavior management, Sage Publications, 5). Discipline's "most typical current meaning seems to be most associated with the notion of bringing children into line" (Allen 2010). In my own personal classroom vocabulary, I think of discipline as informing students of expected consequences, both good and bad, such as if a student turns in all of his homework on time he gets a sticker at the end of the week but if he does not he has to do an extra assignment. In other words, discipline is a way of dealing with problems and…
Allen, K.P. (2010). Classroom management, bullying, and teacher practices. The Professional
Educator, 34(1), 1-15.
Behavior management. Sage Publications. Retrieved from:
Bach's Cantina ecordings
Comparison of Bach Cantata ecordings: ichter and Gardiner
Just a few generations ago, Bach's Cantatas had seemed to silence; but "since that time, in the intervening four decades, there has been an explosion of interest in this neglected music, borne out by numerous recording projects" (Lehman & White 508). Although the Cantatas were written generations ago, their music is still relevant in today's cultural environment. Bach's brilliance is allowed to shine on, and has become flexible in the various interpretations of his works. Karl ichter and John Eliot Gardiner are two composers that have made modern recordings of Bach's Cantatas from much different stylistic vantage points. The two recordings are compared here in order to understand the variety that they have brought to Bach's much older works.
There has been a recent jolt of interest in Bach's Cantina's within the last century or so. Here, the research…
Antila, Heikki. "Karl Richter and the Cantatas." Bach Cantatas Website. 1998. Web. http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Performers/Richter-General.htm
Lehman, Bradley & White, Andrew. "Back Cantatas." Early Music. 2009. 508-512. Web. http://em.oxfordjournals.org/content/37/3/508.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=JFFqqvjyRfhBoPT
Popescu, Lucian Gabriel. "Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Recommended Cantatas." Bach Cantatas. Web. http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/Recordings-2012.htm
Quinn, John. "Johann Sebastian Bach Cantatas Projects." Music Web. 2006. Web. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2012/July12/Bach_cantatas_RIAS_21415.htm
Healthcare Data Compare Healthcare Grade of Maryland to Florida
Healthcare grades: The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund grades all states on access to healthcare, avoidable hospital use and costs, healthy lives, and prevention and treatment. For example, Pennsylvania ranks 12 on access: nearly
percent of nonelderly adult patients are insured and 92% of children. Florida has around 74% and Maryland around 83% of adults insured and 82 and 91% of children, approximately. In Pennsylvania, 86% of at-risk adults have had a checkup within two years versus 87 and 88% in Florida and Maryland respectively; 90% of patients in PA have not had to forego seeing a physician within the last two years because of cost versus 84% in Florida and 89% in Maryland (approximately). The low rates of insurance coverage in Florida reflect higher unemployment and poverty rates, combined with a higher percentage of workers who labor part-time and do…
State scorecard. (2011). Maps and Data. Retrieved September 26, 2011 at http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Maps-and-Data/State-Data-Center/State-Scorecard.aspx
All figures are rounded up or down, based upon the available data
The two cities I am going to compare are Irkutsk and Tampa. Irkutsk is located in Siberia, along the shores of the Angara River, near the shores of Lake Baikal. Tampa lies on Tampa Bay, near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Its inland location and northerly latitude characterize the weather of Irkutsk, which is very cold for most of the year, with five freezing months from November to March where the temperatures drop significantly. Summers are mild. Tampa's southerly location gives it a warm climate, with freezing temperatures seldom if ever occurring. The climate is warm, sunny, and humid. Summers are hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms. The average July temperature in Irkutsk is 64.5, and the average January temperature is -0.9F. The average July temperature in Tampa is around 90, and in January it is 70 (U.S. Climate Data, 2012); orld Climates, 2012).
Irkutsk has a…
Babrs. (2006). History of Irkutsk. Thinkquest.org. Retrieved March 29, 2012 from http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01907/history.htm
RussiaTrek.org. (2012). Irkutsk city, Russia. RussiaTrek.org. Retrieved March 29, 2012 http://russiatrek.org/irkutsk-city
US Census.gov. (2012). Tampa (city), Florida. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2012 from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1271000.html
US Climate data. (2012). Tampa, Florida. U.S. Climate Data. Retrieved March 29, 2012 from http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate.php?location=USFL0481
Personal Computers and Mainframes:
Ah, yes...the good, old mainframe. Although the days of whirring giant cabinets in the Six Million Dollar Man, or even the out of control "WHOPPER" computer in the classic cold war movie, War Games, have largely gone the way of the dinosaur, the mainframe computer is still in use today. Although the PC has become the modern definition of "the computer," both forms of the technology have specific uses, advantages and disadvantages.
In the early 1980's, the business world in particular was embracing computer technology at a rapid pace. Other technologies, including microfilm, microfiche, and hard copy records and documents began to be phased out by the mainframe. Indeed, companies quickly became aware of the tremendous power the mainframe computer could bring to their management of data and records (ennett, 2000), and set up systems at individual "work stations," allowing access to the information in…
Bennett, J. 2000. "Compuware sees the future, and it is the mainframe." Detroit Free Press. Retrieved from Web Site on March 28, 2004 http://www.freep.com/money/business/compu27_20000627.htm
Katnic, J., Nadel, D. 2000. "Is the mainframe just a high performance PC?" IBM Mainframe Newsgroup. Retrieved from Web Site on March 28, 2004 http://www.os390-mvs.freesurf.fr/mainpc.htm
Environment and Organizational Settings
Compare the environments and organizational settings in which library and information professionals practice
There are various types of libraries demonstrating different environment and organizational settings. In order to make the libraries diverse and dynamic, each library has the ability to reflect characteristics of their user community. This research will focus on differentiating environment and organizational settings of the four critical library organizations: academic libraries, school libraries, special libraries, and public libraries.
In the case of the United States, public libraries have the ability to offer services to the people following their establishments by law. The main objective of the public libraries is to enhance accessibility of citizens to information through facilitating reading and borrowing of resources free of charge. This is critical towards the achievement of the public libraries in relation to creation of a more informed citizenry. Moreover, these libraries have the ability…
Seneca and Perpetua
Comparison of Seneca's "On Tranquility of Mind" and Perpetua's Passion
hat does the Stoic pagan philosopher Seneca have in common with the Christian martyr Perpetua, other than the fact that both individuals wrote during the latter part of the height of the Classical Roman Empire? Both writers perceived themselves as attempting to live, in real and philosophical terms, an alternative existence to their more contemporary, worldly peers. However, while the Stoic focused on his readers achieving a state of correct philosophical mind, the interpreters of Perpetua's visions and dreams focused on what the young woman's martyrdom meant in a political and physical sense, regardless of Perpetua's own interpretations of her behavior.
Seneca's statement in his essay "On Tranquility of Mind" that it "is a ridiculous thing for a man not to fly from his own badness, which is indeed possible, but to fly from other men's badness,…
Salisbury, Joyce. Perpetua's Passion. New York: Routledge, 1997.
Seneca. Dialogues. Penguin Classics.
nature in American literature, from earliest writings to the Civil War period. It is my purpose to outline the connection between spirituality, freedom and nature and explain how American writers have chosen to reflect and interpret these themes in relation to their historical realities.
At the beginning of the colonization process there were two congruent depictions of nature. Initially, the tribes comprising The Iroquois League lived in close contact with nature and believed in the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship with it. In this respect, the Iroquois Constitution imposes a devout display of gratitude to all by-human elements of the world before the opening of any council. On the other hand, the early explorers and founders of the United States perceived an immense natural potential in the country. In this sense, Thomas Hariot describes the New World as a land of wealth, his words and images aimed both at…
Barna, Mark. (2001, May) Our Romance with Nature. The World and I, Vol.16, No.5
Webb, J. Echoes of Paine: Tracing the Age of Reason through the Writings of Emerson (2006). ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly), Vol. 20, No.3
Whicher, G.F. (1945) Walden Revisited: A Centennial Tribute to Henry David Thoreau. Chicago: Packard
Comparison of Modern and Ancient Mythology
Imagination is still an inseparable aspect of his nature regardless of the claims on rationality and logic. Human beings are mythmakers. They have a tendency to imagine worlds that don't immediately exist which gives rise to mythology and religion (Armstong). Since the age of enlightenment; men began to believe in philosophy as the only method of disclosing world and nature. It can be shown that even philosophy stands on myth (Muszynski). Therefore, mythology still exists both at a personal level and a public level, in the form of religion. Mythology arises to explain ideas which cannot be explained with rationality alone - nature, the origin of people, and the existence of the universe. The root and grounds of development of mythology has not changed since the ancient times, therefore, mythology in the new world shares many similarities with the ancient mythology. Nevertheless,…
Armstong, Karen. A short history of myth. Canongate U.S., 2005.
Bartlett, Sarah. The Mythology Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Tales. Great Britain: Godsfield Press, 2009.
Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousan faces. Pantheon Books, 1949.
Muszynski, Joe. "Thinking in Narrative:Seeing Through To the Myth in Philosophy." Mythological Studies Journal 1.1 (2010).
Faulkner and Hemingway: Comparison
William Faulkner (1897-1962) and Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) were contemporaries who chose to adopt writing style that was highly unique and totally different from many of other writers of their time. Both reached great heights of success and were awarded Nobel Prize for literature. Both Faulkner and Ernest were similar in many ways but there was something essentially different about their narration styles and the psychological influences, which their writings reflect. For example while Faulkner was totally obsessed with dark mysteries such as death and murder, Ernest created stories, which were closer to reality. That is the reason why latter received more appreciation for his work than Faulkner who was highly popular among those who enjoyed thrilling mysteries and dark adventures. But they were both totally original in their writing style and they are responsible for introducing unique powerful devices in literature. Ernest Hemingway enjoyed concealing important…
William Faulkner, The Columbia Encyclopedia, Seventh Edition, 2002
Ernest Hemingway, The Columbia Encyclopedia, Seventh Edition, 2002
Poe and Fowles
Detective stories and novels were first created in the 1800s. eaders continue to enjoy them. Even today, 150 years later, millions of people across the world want to read the newest detective books. Many people call Edgar Allen Poe the inventor of the detective story, because he developed a formula that is still followed. An example is his "Murders in the ue Morgue." Many authors later created their own style. John Fowles' "The Enigma" shows one way that a writer can experiment with the crime story. This paper will compare and contrast these two works to explain Poe's formula and to show how it was altered by Fowles, to let the reader have more freedom of choice.
"The Murders in the ue Morgue" was story was so different from others that were popular at the time that Poe's usual publishers did not want to print it. Instead…
Daniel, Robert. "Poe's Detective God." Furioso VI. Summer, 1951, 45-52.
Edwards, Samuel. The Vidocq Dossier: The Story of the World's First Detective. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
Fowles, John. The Ebony Tower. Boston: Little Brown, 1974.
Martinez, Maria Jesus. "Astarte's game: variations in John Fowles's 'The Enigma.' Twentieth Century Literature, Spring, 1996 .
At the beginning of E.M. Forster's book A Room with a View, the inn's guest Mr. Emerson states: "I have a view, I have a view. . . . This is my son . . . his name's George. He has a view, too." On the most basic level, this statement is just as it appears: Mr. Emerson is talking about what he sees outside of his window. However, the comment also suggests one of the major themes of this book, as well as another early 20th-century novel, Jacob's Room, by Virginia oolf: That is, the view one social class has of another. These books by Forster and oolf described the times in socio-economic terms as well as how the characters related to them.
Forster's novel A Room with a View details the happenstance of the young middle-class Englishwoman Lucy Honeychurch in the early 1900s on a visit…
Woolf, Virginia. The Death of the Moth, and other essays. Harcourt 1974.
Woolf, Virginia. Jacob's Room. The Literature Network. Website retrieved
April 12, http://www.online-literature.com/virginia_woolf/jacob-room/
C# and Java have more similarities than differences, Java programmers my shun C# is situations where they require high-quality program design, cross-platform portability and runtime extensibility for remote applications. Developers that require a more expressive language than Java are likely to appreciate Microsoft's many expressive features such as metadata availability, event handling, and property access.
The most serious deficiency of C# is the lack of exception handling, meaning that the compiler will not notify the programmer if an exception occurs. Java, on the other hand, allows exception checking and the compiler will generate a compile-time error if the programmer hasn't specified how to handle the exception. The lack of checked exceptions in C# may lead to program designs which are flawed. C# developers must tale extra care to document all exceptions that callers should be aware of.
Java applications are portable across a number of operating systems and platforms. Sun…
Eaddy, Marc. "C# Versus Java." Dr. Dobb's Journal. Feb. 2001. Business Source Premier
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Obasanjo, Dare. "A Comparison of Microsoft's C# Programming Language to Sun
Microsystems' Java Programming Language." Jonas Mockus 18 Feb. 2003. http://www.soften.ktu.lt/~mockus/gmcsharp/csharp/c-sharp-vs.-java.html#different
Role of omen in African and Indian Society
Both Things Fall Apart and Nectar in a Sieve weave rather vivid imagery of the life of women in the traditional, patriarchal society of Africa and India during the colonial period. The vividness of the images of cultures where a great deal of importance was placed on women bearing sons and devoting their lives to the care of their families, leads the modern day reader to easily conclude that women in traditional African and Indian cultures were without any voice and far too oppressed. hile there is ample evidence in both works to validate such a conclusion, there is a strong case to counter argue that women in both works are also shown as playing an important social role and depicted as possessing a great deal of strength of character. For one, women in African and Indian rural cultures seem to have…
Achebe, Chinua. "Things Fall Apart." Oxford: Heinemann, 1986.
Markandaya, K. "Nectar in a Sieve." New York: The John Day Company, 1954
Hawthorne: My Kinsman, Goodman Brown
The United States experienced great political, social and economic change during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Breaking ties with Great Britain under the Declaration of Independence developed a unique American tradition. The major emphasis was placed on the individual, whose need to succeed would result in the best possible world for everyone concerned. In the two works "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" and "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorn, the main characters obin and Young Goodman Brown go on personal journeys to seek their individual goals. obin seeks a kinsman who can help him establish his future livelihood and Brown searches to restore his faith and the evil in his heart. They both each reach a goal, yet not the one expected.
In "My Kinsman," a naive and inexperienced youth named obin leaves his country home and travels to the city looking for his cousin…
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" 1832.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "Young Goodman Brown." 1835.
Crime Data Sources in the United States
The collection of crime data in the United States is carried out through different approaches including Uniform Crime eports and the National Incident-Based eporting System, which also act as the two primary sources of crime data for crime reporting. The data obtained from these sources are used for research and documentation of crime status at the county, state, and national levels. Notably, the National Incident-Based eporting System emerged as an advancement of the conventional summary of Uniform Crime eports that were used to track crime in the country. In addition, the Congress uses data from these sources together with those from the National Crime Victimization Survey to guide policy decisions and create suitable responses to crime. While the use of these sources helps in dealing with crime in the United States, they have some similarities and differences between them with regards to methodological…
Addington, L.A. (2008, February). Assessing the Extent of Nonresponse Bias on NIBRS
Estimates of Violent Crime. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 24(1), 32-49.
"Data Collection Guidelines." (2000, August). National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Retrieved from U.S. Department of Justice website: https://www.fortworthpd.com/docmgmt/NIBRS_Volume1_Major_Differences.pdf
ADN vs. BSN
The ADN vs. The BSN:
A comparison of both nursing degrees
Students wishing to enter the profession of nursing are often faced with two clear choices: that of an ADN (associate degree in nursing) and a BSN (Bachelor of Science nursing degree). An ADN generally takes two years and is often offered by a community college or state school. As a result, it is substantially cheaper than a four-year BSN. Obtaining an ADN still allows a nurse to sit for the NCLEX-N. "The coursework of an associate's degree in nursing covers the following general subjects: fundamentals of nursing, infection control, nutrition and dietetics, basic microbiology, basic medical nursing, pediatric nursing, and more" ("What you need to know," 2014). It should be noted that an ADN does not have to be a terminal degree and there are ADN 'bridge' programs that allow practicing nurses currently possessing…
ADN vs. BSN: Which should you choose? (2014). Monster. Retrieved from:
The future of the associate degree in nursing program. (2014). Nursing Licensure.
Retrieved from: http://www.nursinglicensure.org/articles/adn-program-future.html
ules of Law
It was January 23, 1973 and before the world knew, oe v. Wade would change the laws surrounding the issue of abortion eternally. The decision and choice to terminate a pregnancy was illegal in Texas at the time, which was then challenged by the pregnant Jane oe. She wanted to end her gestation in a safe and licit manner, and coincidentally the Supreme Court agreed in her favor. The ruling was the first time the court recognized the right to privacy incorporated a female's right, should she choose, an option to end her pregnancy or not. This landmark case not only validated and legalized the right to an abortion, but it interdicted prior laws regarding the act. Previously, abortion was only permissible when a woman's life was in danger and was necessary to save her life. Furthermore, the act of termination was acceptable if the female was…
Planned Parenthood v. Casey . (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved March 18, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_Parenthood_v._Casey#The_Court.27s_opinions
Roe v. Wade. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved March 18, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade#Justiciability
Roe v. Wade: Its History and Impact . (n.d.). Planned Parenthood. Retrieved March 18, 2011, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/resources/research-papers/roe-v-wade-6578.htm
ew Hindu God
Concepts of God in udaism in Hinduism
The concept of a deity or deities is one of the most foundational and fundamental elements of many religions, and is often the basis for most other lower-level religious beliefs held by those in religions with specific beliefs in a god or gods. As common and as fundamental as this belief is, however, a true understanding of how the concept of a deity impacts on religion, and even what the specific concept of gods or God in specific religions is. The following paragraphs provide a brief description and comparison of the views of God/gods in udaism and Hinduism, noting some surprising similarities in these two very different religions.
udaism or at least ewish concepts of God might be more familiar to many members of Western civilization than the idea of God or gods that appears in Hinduism, given the relation…
Judaism or at least Jewish concepts of God might be more familiar to many members of Western civilization than the idea of God or gods that appears in Hinduism, given the relation between Judaism and Christianity. The concept of God according to the Jewish tradition is a complex and shifting element of the religion, however with the God directly observable in the Old Testament colored by the rabbinical commentary of the Talmudic period, leading to a multifaceted God that covers many of the seemingly paradoxical elements with which this God is imbued by many today (Avery-Peck, n.d.). God is at once all-pervasive and all-powerful, able to directly intervene in human affairs and to direct even the most minute of processes or actions, while at the same time the Jewish God is unknowable and indiscernible, working in "mysterious ways" and avoiding direct involvement in human affairs, for the most part (Avery-Peck, n.d.; Coogan, 2008). At the same time, God both rewards and punishes mankind through the manipulation of history (Avery-Peck, n.d.).
In Hindu, the concept of God or gods is also multifaceted and complex, which is clearly demonstrated in the fact that it is not always possible to talk of a single deity but at other times this is the most appropriate perspective (Kesarcodi-Watson, 1976). For Hindus, there is one eternal substance or power that fills the universe, and indeed is the universe, called Brahmin, and this Brahmin is essentially equivalent to the Judeo-Christian concept of God, especially when it takes the form of a single entity, Isvara (Kesarcodi-Watson, 1976; Woodburne, 1925). The devas, which are commonly thought of as gods, are more accurately described as "angels," in a certain sense, in that they are lesser than Brahmin even though they are more rigidly codified as conscious entities (Kesarcodi-Watson, 1976). If Brahmin can be thought of as the "true" God of Hindu or the closest analog to the Judeo-Christian concept of God, then it can be seen that the Jewish and Hindi traditions are not as far removed as might initially be thought. Both God and Brahmin are all-pervasive and ultimately all-powerful, and both are singular and unified in a cohesive consciousness or substance (Coogan, 2008; Avery-Peck, n.d.; Woodburne, 1925; Kesarcodu-Watson, 1976).
There are undoubtedly many differences between the Jewish and Hindu religions. The concept of God in these two religions is far from uniform and is one area of significant theological and philosophical differences between the two religions. At the same time, there are some significant similarities between the Hindu and Jewish concepts of God that are worthy of noting and considering.
Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in relation to man's dual nature
Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley when she was only nineteen years of age is considered to be one of the most fascinating novels in our literature. Such a fact is imaginatively approved in a strikingly fresh adaptation by Jonathan Pope for the Glasgow Citizens that takes off the congealed veneer of the horror film industry and makes out a truly attractive background of adventurism relating to scientific and philosophical levels. (Coveney, Frankenstein) Frankenstein relates to the duality of human nature and the manner in which humans are perceived by the society.
Mary Shelley is of the view that the treatment they attain due to societal perceptions will in the end draw out or contain some features of their nature. In brief, Frankenstein depicts the story of a scientific genius named Victor Frankenstein, whose studies made him to…
Augustine, James R. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Pearls of Wisdom Lecture. C School of Medicine. April 18, 1996. Retrieved from http://www.med.sc.edu/cma/PearlofWisdom3.htm Accessed on 22 June, 2005
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Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Retrieved from http://www.newi.ac.uk/rdover/other/dr_jekyl.htm Accessed on 22 June, 2005
Fear and Fun. Retrieved from http://www.beloit.edu/~fyi/fearandfun/greenknights.htm Accessed on 22 June, 2005
It is difficult to summarize psychodynamic theory without a brief discussion of Freud. Sigmund Freud is the father of psychoanalysis, the father of psychodynamic theory, and in effect the father of modern psychotherapy. Freud's notions retain quite a bit of popularity, especially his ideas that things are not what they seem on the surface. Because of his understanding of the mind and behavior, Freud considered that overt behaviors were not always self-explanatory (or perhaps "not often explanatory" would be the better term). Instead, these overt or manifest behaviors represent some hidden motive. Sigmund Freud was trained as a neurologist and specialized in the treatment of nervous disorders. His early training involved using hypnosis with the French neurologist Jean Charcot in the treatment of hysteria, the presentation of baffling physical symptoms (mostly in young women) that appeared to have no physical origin (Hall, Lindzey, & Campbell, 1998). Freud also partnered…
Barry, P. (2002). Mental health and mental illness. (7th ed.) New York: Lippincott.
Hall, C.S., Lindzey, G., & Campbell, J.B. (1998). Theories of personality. New York: John
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Advertisements for the Same Product
Advertisement is basically a one-way communication means that is geared towards informing probable customers regarding a product and/or service and how and where to find the product and/or service. Advertisements usually contain a persuasive message through an identified sponsor. The purpose of the identified sponsor is non-personal promotion of a company's products and/or services to probable customers. In most cases, medium and large companies use advertisements to promote their products and/or services while focusing on creating assumption among customers that will lead to purchase. While companies use advertisements to market their product and/or services, advertisements of the same product may vary depending on various factors. This difference is characterized by varying language, images, and sounds that focus on making the product desirable and appealing.
Considerations When Designing Advertisements
Generally, big companies or businesses utilize advertisements in attempts to reach markets and target audience through product…
High Context And Low Context Cultures
High-context cultures are the type of cultures where their rules of communication are transmitted through the elements such as body language, the tone of voice and person's status. (Guffey, 2009). Contrarily, low context cultures communicate information through rules and languages, which are explicitly spelled out. However, no culture is entirely low context or high context, nevertheless, cultures contain some elements of low context and high context. In the United States, low context cultures are predominant in the American culture, however, family gathering tends to be characterized with high culture context.
The objective of this study is to compare and contrast high culture context and low culture context in term of verbal communication and individualism and collectivism.
High Culture Context vs. Low Culture Context with eference to Verbal Communication
One of the fundamental features of high culture context is its low level of verbal communication…
Guffey, M. E. (2009). Essentials of Business Communication. South-Western/ Cengage Learning.
Mesquita, B.(2001). Emotions in Collectivist and Individualist Contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2001, 80 (1): 68-74.
Samovar, L. A. & Richard E. (2004). Porter. Communication Between Cultures. 5th Ed. Thompson and Wadsworth.
Is Scientology a Religion?
One common objection raised against so-called New Age religions like Scientology is that they are not truly faith-based systems, but function more as businesses or cults. Scientologists and atheists and agnostics alike, however, have objected to this distinction, arguing that there is little difference between conventional Christianity and newer faiths. In fact, scholar and podcaster Reza Aslan has argued that the only difference between Scientology and other religions is its age, given that it was founded in the 1950s by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard (Gilgoff and Escobedo).
It is true that when Christianity was just beginning, it was a persecuted and marginalized religion. It originally sprang up as a distinct sect of Judaism, but gradually spread to the gentile community, thanks to the preaching of Paul (“Early Christians”). While Judaism was a religion very much located in the belief structures of the ancient Israelites,…
“Early Christians.” The Roman Empire. PBS. Web. 29 October 2020.
Gilgoff, Dan and Escobedo, Tricia. “Scientology: What Exactly Is It?” CNN. 22 March 2017.
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Nededog, Jethro. “How Scientists Costs Members Up to Millions of Dollars.” Business Insider.
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twenty-nine-year-old female from Ghana in West Africa. I moved to the United States fourteen years ago. And currently, I am employed as a bookkeeper. This paper seeks to compare my life with that of another person, utilizing fundamental social comparison theories. The other person I will be comparing myself to is my boss. He is a smart, kind and diligent man, whom I look up to as a mentor and role model. In this paper, I will utilize different theories and adopt changes if need be, as part of my attempts at self-improvement. Different types of relationships will also be discussed (Social Comparison Based on Attitude and Belief Systems, Interpersonal elationships, Gender Issues, and Social Communication, 2012).
Social comparison is the assessment of self against another, utilizing psychological principles influencing behavior, experience and judgment of individuals. As human beings we always compare ourselves with others socially. For instance, any…
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Comparison of Time Warp 2 and Time Warp
Time warp has begun and the plan to make changes to the prices with the aim of optimizing the performance of Clipboard Table Co (CTC). The planned changes that were made at the end of time warp 2 will not be implemented, and the results of time warp three can be compared directly with time warp 2. The third time warp appears to have been more successful, with an accumulative profit of $1,970,217,066 compared to time warp 2 where there was an accumulative profit of $1,752,777,185, so the changes made during time warp increased the profit for CTC by a total of $217,49,881. To compare the changes each year will be compared.
Comparing results for 2012
In time warp 2 the price for the X5 was $270, with R&D cut to zero, the X6 was priced at $440, and R&D…
Time warp 3 was more successful, the strategy of keeping prices low to sell more products and make a higher overall profit appears to work. The exception to the better performance of time warp 3 was 2013, when time warp 2 had a better performance. It is possible that the X5 was discontinued to early, and the lowering of the X7 price at an earlier point may also provide some benefits, however, the overall performance wit the firm gaining more market share on a lower profit per unit, but a higher overall profit has been a good strategy.
Hybrid vs. Gas Powered Cars
Currently, global warming and a shrinking natural resource base are two of the greatest headaches for governments and regulators alike the world over. The price of gas in the U.S., for instance, almost doubled over the last decade, from $1.86 in 2004 to $3.62 on average in the first half of 2014; and given that more than half of the country's oil consumption is taken up by motor vehicles, one question looms -- what will the situation on our roads be like when our oil reserves can no longer sustain our consumption needs? Then there is the even greater problem of greenhouse emissions and global warming. The transport sector accounts for approximately 17%-18% of total CO2 emission globally, and automakers have been under intense pressure to roll out emission-free automobiles, and thereby reduce the damage resulting from the Greenhouse effect. More and more regulators are…
IIHS. (2014). Hybrid Models have Lower Injury Odds than their Conventional Counterparts. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Retrieved 5 November 2014 from http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/hybrid-models-have-lower-injury-odds-than-their-conventional-counterparts
Markel, T. & Simpson, A. (2006). Cost-Benefit Analysis of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology. WEVA Journal, 1(1), 1-8.
Pavan, R.S. (2013). A Review on Hybrid Vehicles. International Journal of Research and Engineering and Technology, 2(5), 59-64.
Reddy, S.S. & Tharun, K.S. (2013). Eco-Friendly Vehicle: Hybrid Electric Vehicle. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 4(4), 957-960.
Successful and Unsuccessful Leaders
Coach K. and John Stumpf are leaders that have used differing styles of leadership. On one hand, Coach K. uses a transformational leadership style whilst Stumpf uses an authoritative style of leadership. Stumpf employed a controlling and intimidating technique whilst Coach K. uses a more interactive and relational approach. Coach K. has been a successful mentor and coach over the years by having good and healthy relation with his subordinates. Employees in Wells Fargo had a poor relation to John Stumpf as he failed to consider the perspectives of the employees. John Stumpf utilized his power and influence within Wells Fargo to change the behavior of personnel to conform to his controlling and authoritative culture. Coach K. uses his influence to not only be a leadership teacher and also coach, but also in people development. Taking these aspects into consideration, Mr. Stumpf is considered to be…
Bass, B. M., & Bass, R. (2009). The Bass handbook of leadership: Theory, research, and managerial applications. Simon and Schuster.
Davis, S. (2015). How did Mike Krzyzewski reach 1,000 wins? With a million small steps. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved from: http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/01/25/mike-krzyzewski-duke-blue-devils-1000-wins
Duran, D. (2015). Lessons from Duke's Coach K: 3 keys to leading an exceptional team. Investment News. Retrieved from: http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20150513/BLOG16/150519966/lessons-from-dukes-coach-k-3-keys-to-leading-an-exceptional-team
Egan, M. (2016). 5,300 Wells Fargo employees fired over 2 million phony accounts. CNN Money. Retrieved from: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/08/investing/wells-fargo-created-phony-accounts-bank-fees/
Plato and Aristotle's political theories
The most capacious account of Plato's established philosophical views has been published in "The epublic" as a comprehensive handling of the most basic values for the behavior of human life. As it deals with a large number of matters, The epublic can be interpreted in a lot of diverse manner: as a discourse on political conjecture and observation, as an academic manual, or the manner in which to protect moral behavior for instance. (Plato: The State and the Soul) Politics written by Aristotle gives a substantial assessment of the beginning and configuration of the nation. (Theme Analysis: The Politics) A significant matter to keep in mind while taking into account the opinion and involvement of Aristotle in Philosophy is the fact that he was there 2000 years back. One of the early foundations done by him was Lykeion that was involved solely with pure sciences,…
Boeding, Ron. Ideals of Aristotle and Hayek: A Synthesis. Retrieved from http://nb.vse.cz/kfil/elogos/history/boeding.htm Accessed on 8 November, 2004
Conceptions of Equality/Plato, Aristotle and additions. Retrieved from http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~stanlick/equality1.html Accessed on 8 November, 2004
Irbe, George. Aristotle's Spurned Legacy. 23 October, 2000. Retrieved from http://www.interlog.com/~girbe/Aristotle's%20legacy.html Accessed on 8 November, 2004
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Tyack and Cuban with Dewey on Social Change
David Tyack and Larry Cuban do share similar views to John Dewey about the nature of the traditional education system in the United States as well as its origins. Public education as it exists today is a product of the 19th Century industrialization and urbanization process, which created schools that resembled factories, timetables and schedules, and teachers who acted like bosses on a factory floor. Dewey of course abhorred this system and criticized it unmercifully for decades, both in the way it was structured and the type of information it imparted to students. In the history of American education, there has never been a more vocal, prominent and outspoken critic of the traditional system than Dewey, and none has been the subject of greater wrath from conservatives and traditionalists, even decades after his death. Tyack and Cuban are well aware of the…
Dewey, J. (1938, 1998). Education and Experience: The 60th Anniversary Edition. Indianapolis, IN: Kappa Delta Pi Society.
Tyack, D. And L. Cuban (1995). Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform. Harvard University Press.
U.S. & Norway Healthcare Systems
healthcare system has many advantages and disadvantages which are most revealing when compared to the other health care systems of the world. An analysis between the U.S. healthcare system and a government run healthcare system of Norway provides a deeper understanding of the similarities and differences in the two systems.
Almost every other developed nation in the world has some form of universal coverage which reduces this disparity in care. However, many of these systems are purportedly ridden with their own issues such as high cost and long waiting times. By comparing the U.S. system with the universal system like that of Norway, I can investigate the effectiveness of each in terms of the quality of care provided and the equality of distribution of that care.
A Comparison and Analysis of Healthcare Systems in the United States and Norway
A. United States
The healthcare system…
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Johnsen, Jan Roth. (2006). Health Systems in Transition: Norway. Retrieved from http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/95144/E88821.pdf
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The University of Maine. (2001). The U.S. Health Care System: Best in the World, or Just the Most Expensive? [Online]. Retrieved from http://dll.umaine.edu/ble/U.S.%20HCweb.pdf
Everyman and the Song of Roland focuses on the leading characters of the plays, namely, Everyman and Roland. This paper gives an in depth analysis of Everyman and the ingredients necessary for any man to abode paradise. This paper also reviews the character of Roland and how he earned great praise and respect not only among his mortal friends but also among angels and saints in heaven. By comparing both characters, this paper emphasizes on life after death according to Christian ideals.
Compare And Contrast Everyman And The Song Of Roland
Everyman is a medieval morality play, written anonymously between 1509-1519. This play may have been inspired by an anterior Dutch morality play, Elckerlijk. The play Everyman is an allegory of Death and the destiny of the soul. Everyman calls for Fellowship, Goods and Strength when he is summoned by death but sadly they betray him due to their true…
Eveyman. Mideival Source Book. Available on the address http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/everyman.html . Accessed on 22 Feb. 2003.
The Song Of Roland. Available on the address http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/songofroland . Accessed on 22 Feb. 2003.
Comparison of Graphical Tools used in Quality Improvement
Quality Improvement Tool Comparison Matrix
Quality Improvement Tool
Bar Graph (StatSoft, 2014a)
Values for a single variable is represented by bars or columns
Each bar represents a single case and the value of the variable (time, temperature, etc.…) is denoted by the Y-axis
Histogram (StatSoft, 2014b)
Graphical representation of a frequency distribution for a variable, with columns or bars representing the distribution of class intervals and the height of the columns representing the frequency of each class
Control Chart (StatSoft, 2014c; Trusko, Pexton, Harrington, & Gupta, 2007, p. 146-149)
Compares the means and ranges for a variable using two line charts, although vertical histograms can be incorporated into the chart as well to facilitate visualization of how much values are deviating from the expected norm
Bar graphs are seemingly ubiquitous, in part because of the inherent simplicity of the…
Corniello, A.L., Moyse, T., Bates, J., Karafa, M., Hollis, C., & Albert, N.M. (2014). Predictors of pressure ulcer development in patients with vascular disease. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 32(2), 55-62.
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embedded values within the eowulf and Anglo-Saxon communities through their fundamental belief systems. In particular, it seeks to uncover the underlying similarities as also the divergence apparent in the cultures by addressing the implication of embracing the Christian religion to the Anglo-Saxon successors who followed the traditional belief in Norse gods by the Germanic ethnic group and the culture of a heroic fighter that are still living under extremely risky circumstances. This paper uses the epic 'eowulf' to highlight the correspondence between the two cultures.
The writer of this poem was unenlightened, Anglo-Saxon and of the Christian faith. He used the character of eowulf to talk about the factors regarding culture and Christ, which still affect us. The writer strives to bring out the similarities between Christ and eowulf through concerted effort: From eowulf's simple "baptism," his assumed demise at a time the poet called "ninth hour," followed by his…
Bobr, J. (n.d.). A Comparison Between the World of Beowulf and Modern America. Retrieved from csis.pace.edu: http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/prjs1c/essay.html
Hawkins, P. (2016). How do you compare and contrast Beowulf and Grendel from the "Beowulf" epic? Retrieved from Quora: https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-compare-and-contrast-Beowulf-and-Grendel-from-the-Beowulf-epic
Williams, D. T. (2007). Review of "Beowulf." Retrieved from Modern Reformation: http://www.modernreformation.org/default.php?page=articledisplay&var2=892
George Orwell. Reflections on Gandhi and Freedman Speech are taken through a point-by-point comparison and the author gives the reader a chance to see likenesses and similarities in both ideas and writing styles. There were two sources used to complete this paper.
DIFFERENT MESSAGES YET THE SAME
Throughout the years, historians and authors alike have used their skills to persuade the audience of certain truths as they see them. If we look back in history, we will find that different people often produced similar schools of thought at different times for different reasons. One of the most classic examples of this occurrence would be the Freedman Speech, by Frederick Douglass and the Reflections on Gandhi, by George Orwell. Each of these works reflect similar styles of writing, as well as similar points of admiration as well as critical thought toward the hero in question. hile Douglass and Orwell discuss heroes…
Douglass, Frederick. Independence Day Speech (Atlantic Monthly, 1866)
Orwell, George. Reflections On Gandhi. (1990),
Frost and Yeats
The poems "Sailing to Byzantium" by illiam Butler Yates and "Birches" by Robert Frost both tell narratives about one generation and how the death of the old is what allows the present generation to thrive. hereas Yates uses a narrator describing the evolving mental state of a man who knows that he is not long for this earth, Frost uses the degradation of the forests over time to illustrate the same point. One line of Yates' poem acts as a motto for both: "hatever is begotten, born, and dies" (line 6). They are epitaphs to a dying generation, which includes the narrators of the poems themselves.
Yeats' poem "Sailing to Byzantium" is a sad tribute to the older generation who can no longer survive in the modern world. "That is no country for old men" (line 1). The narrator, closely approaching death remarks upon the fragile nature…
Frost, Robert. "Birches." Literature. 11th Ed. 1042-1043. Print.
Kennedy, X.J., and Dana Gioia. Literature. 11th ed. Print.
Yeats, William Butler. "Sailing to Byzantium" Literature. 11th ed. 937-939. Print.
As our nation becomes increasingly more diverse we will be presented with the challenge of understanding our cultural differences. The purpose of this paper is to develop and design a learning project that compares cultural differences of two ethnic/cultural groups. For the purposes of this project we will compare the differences between Asian and Western cultures. The project will be based on the cultural impact of performance in workforce, production, sales, customer services, etc.
efore we can create a learning project we must first understand the cultural backgrounds of both groups.
The economic boom seen in various Asian countries during the 90's called into question the work ethic and cultural values that made these nations successful. One of the most definitive explanations for the work values that are prevalent in Asia, especially China, has been attributed to the concept of Confucianism. Confucianism is the…
Marcus, George E. "Meanings of the Market: The Free Market in Western Culture." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 4.4 (1998): 804.
Marglin, Stephen A. "Development as poison: rethinking the Western model of modernity." Harvard International Review 25.1 (2003): 70+.
Israeli and U.S. Educational Systems
Comparison of the Educational Systems in the United States and Israel Today
Schools are unique in any society since they educate and mold the next generation who will then be in charge of how the world will shape up and how these schools will be run in the future. Educators in every country help shape the character and the morality of their students beyond the intellectual and physical instruction provided. An education today must prepare a person for the realities of life, including how to balance a checkbook, answer an employment ad, and how to comport oneself at a job interview. These fundamental skills are just part of a huge body of knowledge which includes everything about a given society and the world in which people live. This paper will provide an overview and comparison of the respective educational systems employed by the United States…
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Buddhist and Christina Ethic on Suicide and Euthanasia
The ethical issues associated with suicide and euthanasia are often viewed through the secular eyes of our modern world, yet many of the issues that are a part of the reasons why an individual might be for or against suicide and euthanasia are based almost entirely upon religious ethics. In this work a comparison will be drawn between the Christian and Buddhist views of the ethics of suicide and euthanasia. Comparing these two faith's standards and moral guidelines regarding these two issues will demonstrate a greater understanding of the ethics and standards associated with the modern secular moral stand on the issue in a political and personal way. The Christian and Buddhist ethic on suicide and euthanasia demonstrate a historical perspective of a very ancient ethical dilemma and the similarities and differences of the outgrowth of social and cultural responses to it…
Becker, Carl "Buddhist Views of Suicide and Euthanasia," June 14, 2004 http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/cf_eng.htm.
Coward, Harold G. "Memory and Scripture in the Conversion of Augustine." Essays on Augustine. Ed. Meynell, Hugo Anthony. Calgary, Alta.: University of Calgary Press, 1990. 17-27.
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