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MUSIC & POLITICS: THE AGENTINE TANGO
Flamenco or Tango, Spain or Argentina
Music & Politics: The Argentine Tango
The tango is a form of dancing that originates in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a popular dance form that has spread internationally since its inception in the early nineteenth century. As with all cultural forms, there is a distinctive history and style that accompanies this form of expression. The very creation and performance of tango are political acts. The tango flourishes in South America and in Europe. The tango culture is also quite popular in North American and Asia. There are, for example, multiple tango festivals that occur in Turkey, a country that is both in Asia and in Europe. The paper will discuss the cultural expression of tango, a form of music and dance, as well as the political circumstances under which it was created and the ones it…… [Read More]
Smell and taste are intimately connected, more so than any other two senses (Bakalar, 2012). Even though the immediate sensory inputs are completely different, smell and taste inputs are processed together. Impediments to smell such as blocked sinuses can impact the ability to fully taste food. Chewing and eating also "releases volatile molecules that travel through the back of the mouth to receptors in the lining of the nasal passages," (Bakalar, 2012). Therefore, eating enhances the total sensory experience by adding inputs to the olfactory pathway that would not be present simply by sniffing something. When cognitive processes in the brain are added to the equation, the interface between smell and taste becomes even more potent. Smells and tastes have emotional and cognitive components to them that are well proven in neuroscience research. Smell creates what Shepherd (2006) calls "images…in the olfactory pathway," (p. 316). These "images" are linked with…… [Read More]
Valuation of AirThread Connection
Fundamental objective of this report is to present valuation of AirThread Connection. "American Cable Communication (ACC) was one the largest cable operators in the United States"(Stafford & Heilprin 2011P 36). In December, 2007, ACC cable systems reached approximately 48.5 millions homes with approximately 24.1 millions video subscribers. The company also enjoyed patronage of 4.6 million landline telephone subscribers and 13.2 millions high speed internet subscribers. The company consolidated revenue in 2007 was $30.9 billion and the net income was $2.6 billions. Presently, ACC offered internet, video and landline telephony, however, the company did not provide wireless offering making the competitors to exploit the gap in the product offering. With the looming competitive threats that ACC was facing because the company did not offer wireless offering, ACC decides to acquire AirThread Connection (ATC) because ACC believed it could achieve a competitive advantage with acquisition of AirThread Connection.…… [Read More]
In America, the social ostracism of Muslims can feel even more acute. Many Muslims may face discrimination: feared as terrorists, they turn to terrorism. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the widely-publicized abuses at the Guantanamo prison, all continue to foster this sense of social isolation of Muslims. These policies may have created a more fertile environment for terrorism, just as police violations of civil liberties and racial profiling have perpetuated crime in many American cities, according to eiman. Injustice breeds injustice. And eiman adds, if being 'tough on crime' is so effective, why does America have such a high crime rate, despite being one of the few democratic nations in the world to still use the death penalty? (Scully 2009).
eiman writes: "We know that poverty, slums and unemployment are sources of street crime. We know that these things are a source of crime, even if we…… [Read More]
The way steel connections are designed is crucial for the structure to be able to hold the load of the steel's weight. There are a multitude of different configurations and metal type uses for transferring loads in connection. It really depends on the elements of the connection, "nature, and magnitude of the forces (and moments), available equipment, fabrication and erection considerations, costs," and more (Alduri, 2012). Thus, there are a wide variety of connection types that are designed to help hold the load of the structure and prevent deformation of the steel connections from occurring, which would ultimately threaten the structure as a whole. Unfortunately, "connections to steel poles are often overlooked in the design process," therefore it is crucial for a better understanding of how steel connections bear loads in order to ensure the strongest connections and finished product (Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures Standards Committee,…… [Read More]
Ruth represents the past but she understands that Howards End (very much like England itself) needs to look towards the future. It is interesting to note here that although Ruth's dying wish is dismissed by her family, the strong bond that she and Margaret had shared is not dissolved upon her death. In the end, ironically, Margaret -- now Mrs. Wilcox -- rightfully inherits Howards End. More importantly, it is in the countryside, at Howards End, that Margaret truly grasps the importance of a classless English society where all men could connect: "In these English farms, if anywhere, one might see life steadily and see it whole, group in one vision its transitoriness and its eternal youth, connect -- connect without bitterness until all men are brothers" (Chapter 33). From this point-of-view, if we are to consider Howards End a symbol of England, we could argue that Foster supports the…… [Read More]
Hidden Connections" Fritjof Capra a part Doctoral study. As ENG
Fritjof Capra's The Hidden Connections is a fairly novel treatise on the relatively fledgling science of human nature and its effect on the environment. The book focuses on biological, cognitive, and social aspects existent in many forms today to propound a science of sustainability, which is based on principles of nonlinear dynamics. Prudent analysis of this non-fictional work will revolve around these three primary components and their utilitarianism within the concept of sustainability. However, in order to most effectively glean and deconstruct Capra's meaning in composing this tome, it becomes necessary to first exam the manuscript in the particular method with which the author has stratified the work.
The Hidden Connections is written in two parts, the first of which primarily constructs an elaborate metaphor between the biological facets of cellular operation and that of social theory. Once…… [Read More]
This in another deceptively simple painting, which evokes the relationship between geese and nature in a few brush strokes. The background of is blank and bare, referring to the concept of nothingness, and the two geese are sketched in relation to a few lines which represent reeds. The work suggests a sense of great depth and space as well as the mystery of nature.
Figure 1. Elegy to the Spanish Republic #58, 1957-61
The works of Robert Motherwell are similar to Zen paintings in that they also often achieve a sense of the immediate and unmitigated sense of reality that we associate with Satori or enlightenment. In the first instance there is a critical similarity in artistic approaches and technique. Motherwell used spontaneous drawing methods in his works that are similar to traditional Zen styles of art. As some critics note, there is an Eastern calligraphic…… [Read More]
The advent of the information technology brought a revolutionary change in the way we think and apply science. Historically, inquiry in science has been based on a model that is connected point A to point B. And closely resembles occam's razor. Fritjof Capra was at the forefront of a new change -- a radical way of looking at things -- something called "systems thinking." In a way this was a long time coming. After all the defeat of the linear time and the idea of relativity had already transformed and busted many myths that had been taken to be fact. Newtonian time for one gave way to Einstein's ideas and the clock started running for linear mode of thinking. (In this respect the idea of inverting timespace continuum to enable time travel is a key element and though not directly relevant to the present idea, it does follow…… [Read More]
Christianity: Compared with Greek and oman religions
Christianity is a monotheistic religion. In contrast, Greek and oman religion were polytheistic and viewed the world as being controlled and created by many gods. Most conceptions of Christianity viewed God as existing as a trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but in Greek and oman religion, the 'gods' were plural in number and comprised many personas of different genders and levels of power. In the Holy Trinity, all aspects of the divine were equally powerful, while in Greek and oman religion, certain gods had greater power. In Greece, the Olympic gods had greatest authority. In ome, Jupiter was a powerful god, as were the household gods, and even the deified Emperor himself.
The conception of the beginning of the world in Christianity suggested that God made the world with a specific intention, and that God wished to make…… [Read More]
The Type 1 error refers to rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true. The Type 2 error is when one rejects the alternative hypothesis even though it is true.
3. Parametric and non-parametric tests
Parametric tests usually deal with samples that have a normal distribution and that are measured with means and standard deviations. T-tests and ANOVA are examples of this comparing one group against another. The Pearson would be used with correlation. Non-parametric tests, however deal with populations where there is no or vague assumptions about the shape or parameters of the population (for instance when one is dealing with a very small sample of offenders that cannot be measured with parametric instruments). Non-parametric tests include Wilcoxon rank-sum test and Kruskal-Wallis test as t-test / ANOVA contrast as well as pearman's rank correlation instead of Pearson's. (Parametric and Nonparametric: Demystifying the Terms)
4. T-test and ANOVA
The t-test…… [Read More]
2."People need social order"
Evidence: The mob cries out for Caesar to be king.
Context: Although Brutus kills Caesar to protect the republic, the mob seems to desire a king.
Analysis: Aristocratic republicans like Brutus do not understand what the common people need.
Synthesis: Without social order, people will either demand authoritarian rule, or they will rule by mob violence.
3. "If the rightful ruler is deposed or killed, chaos will result"
Evidence: After the death of Caesar, mass killings take place at the hands of the Roman populace.
Context: People run amuck in the streets of Rome, the natural world makes dire portents even before the killing occurs.
Analysis: People kill out of the thrill of killing in a mob scene. The Romans are even shown killing a poet who had nothing to do with the conspiracy because of his "bad verses."
Synthesis: Once there is anarchy, people take…… [Read More]
The line of reasoning behind this behavior was to bring the war home in order to raise awareness. At this point, the protests seemed out of control and the war did as well. However, while things seemed out of control, students could rest assured that they were making their point well-known.
Student protests did influence the war in that the government realized that something needed to be done. Gianoulis notes, "there is no doubt that the idealistic energy of the youth of that period did change history" (Gianoulis). Richard Nixon later admitted that fears of heightened protest limited his escalation of the war in Vietnam" (Gianoulis). Student protests were significant for many reasons. They brought awareness to an issue that seemed distant and almost foreign to a society that lived on the other side of the globe. According to the University of Michigan, "students, now being called on to kill…… [Read More]
integrate writing. Make a connection/link readings. Use proper citation. Font 12, Double-spaced, MLA format "Doing Something Different": Throughout discuss things people counter everyday sexism.
In spite of the fact that the social order saw much progress during recent years, sexism is a common occurrence and it seems that it is going to be long before people actually accept each other as equal with no regard to skin color, ethnicity, or gender. While female pioneers in the past managed to produce much controversy by doing things as simple as wearing pants, it is currently required to adopt a more complex attitude in order to have the general public acknowledge the fact that women and men should be considered equal.
The fact that I am somewhat experienced in working with cars made it possible for me to express interest in learning more about mechanics. The moment when I saw that a local…… [Read More]
No voltage is produced in the auxiliary rotor winding throughout synchronous operation. The capability of a synchronous motor to work at leading power factor makes it appropriate to be used for power factor improvement. When a synchronous motor is used solely for power factor improvement and not for driving any mechanical load and it is called a synchronous condenser. (Electricity and Motors)
9) Detail a specific application for a Capacitor Start Induction un Motor.
A relay and a start capacitor are present in the control box in a capacitor-start/induction-run or CSI system. The start capacitor is linked to the start winding in the motor. The motor starts by means of both windings; but as the motor in the CSI system reaches to speed, the relay takes away the start winding and the start capacitor from the circuit. This occurs in about one-third of a second, and the motor then runs…… [Read More]
Workplace Race Discrimination and Health
Employment Discrimination, Segregation and Workers' Health
A recent study explored the effects of exposure to joblessness on the volunteers' emotional well-being as affected by race and gender (Danty Jr., 2003). It also investigated the impact of racism on the health conditions of workers, particularly as the result of wage discrimination. The study found that perceived racism and exposure to racism could be sharp stimuli to undesirable health conditions among employees. It was not clear whether these effects are more objectively evaluated by self-classification or social classification of racial identity (Danty Jr.).
Other studies separate the effects of race on health from those of socioeconomic status (Danty Jr., 2003). This study recommended the formulation and conduct of a new longitudinal database, which will be able to more accurately identify and establish the existence of the connections between racism and its poor health…… [Read More]
All of these findings caused a profound impact on the young Einstein: "Since there was this wonderful parallel between Numbers and Nature, then why not use the laws of mathematics to articulate the laws of Nature? 'It should be possible by means of pure deduction,' he concluded, "to find the picture-that is, the theory of every natural process, including those of living organisms" (quoted in Jenkins at p. 149). Likewise, the Fibonacci series appears in a variety of other natural settings. In this regard, Brumbaugh, Ashe, ock and Ashe (1997) point out, "For example, if the clockwise and counterclockwise spirals of a sunflower are counted, the results will always be two successive terms in the Fibonacci sequence.
Fibonacci Series in Human Endeavors
For some unknown reason, the ratio 1.618 (or 0.618) to 1 seems to be pleasing to the senses. The Greeks-based much of their art and architecture upon…… [Read More]
Colonial power was expressed in the dominance of people and dominance over ecology, a war that the colonists were determined to win. The native resistance was cast as 'savage' because the non-Christian natives wished to keep the land wild, rather than appropriately allow the more 'civilized' Europeans to dominate. Destroying native control and folk practices, taming the forest and artificially imposing Christianity, European crops, European notions of private property and ownership, and European systems of government were all deemed to be critical parts of the civilization process.
One problem with this type of civilization was that long after the native people had been removed, the land continued to silently protest. The Dust Bowl, the blowing-away of the soil in the Great Plains during the 1930s, was not a freakish act of nature. Rather, it was the result of unsustainable farming practices. "ould-be farmers…had reason to think they could prosper by…… [Read More]
Porter (2007) decries the mismatch between education research and practice. He argues that much focus has been on the supply side, with little attention to the demand side. Education research is often concerned about aspects such as filling gaps in extant research, ensuring research rigour, and improving research methods. This problem is further compounded by inadequacies in the preparation of teachers for utilising education research. While the importance of these aspects cannot be overemphasised, focusing on providing research-based solutions may be more important. In essence, the demand side is as crucial as the supply side. It is imperative for education researchers to consider how practical their research is.
Action research emphasises the importance of practical research. Generally, action research is research conducted with the aim of solving a particular problem or issue. The research is carried out by and for the actors that participate in addressing the problem. This means…… [Read More]
Social Media and Loneliness
The Paradox of Social Networking: Isolated in a Sea of Connections
With the proliferation of social networking sites globally and the continual pace of innovation on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a myriad of other sites, it is common for people to belong to five or more of these sites. In addition, the number of acquaintances listed on Facebook may number in the hundreds, possibly even the thousands. On LinkedIn it is common to find professionals with over 600 professional contacts yet without any recommendations or sign of interaction whatsoever (Koch, Gonzalez, Leidner, 2012). On Twitter it is common to find people with tens of thousands followers yet not actual, meaningful interchange. Social networks reward members for racking up significant numbers of followers while minimizing the value of interactions (Glorieux, 1993). Gamification in the form of badges and other sources of recognition reward loyalty to the site…… [Read More]
Cultural Connections Between Asian and estern Media
Akif, Osman, and Subhani state that media portrays the current age, recognizing and communicating negative and positive occurrences transpiring around us. Besides functioning as a means for exposing and dealing with a number of problems from diverse angles, it also produces positive representations and impressions as well as considers communities' ingrained history. Its contribution to the production and economic sectors is considerable. Assortment and transparency, the primary level, promotes and cultivates overall media, offering the economic and political domains sound authority or control. This represents a bottom-up and top-down strategy as media channels' scope covers both the destitute and the wealthy, the strong and the weak. Media protects specific populations' interests, fosters receptiveness and ensures administrative and governmental accountability when it comes to saving and protecting the environment. The worldwide advertising cost occurs due to the media's capability of influencing and modifying behavior.…… [Read More]
wasta spreading Qatar community
Wasta means, "connections, clout, influence or favoritism comes from an Arabic root (w-s-T) conveying the idea of 'middle', and a wasta is someone who acts as a go-between." Wasta is referred to 'vitamin w' enabling an Arabic citizen to obtain what he/she needs and helps them to resolve problems and conflict. It is evident that wasta has a long history of managing relations through mediation and interception. While acting as an intermediary, the wasta gains honor, but the person receiving the favor incurs a debt of gratitude that might have be repaid in the future.
Wasta is becoming one of the leading and killer social diseases in Qatar community. This has been attributed to the fact that wasta, just as any deadly virus, is attacking and feeding on the key structures that make Qatar community to function. Therefore, it has put the existence of Qatar community…… [Read More]
Oil Hinder Democracy?
The problem entails whether oil has a detrimental effect on democracy. Specifically, the author investigates whether a country that is rich in oil tends to be "poor" democracy. As reason for this inquiry, the author notes a number of examples of countries that are rich in oil but not in democracy. Oil exporters like Nigeria, Indonesia, Venzeula, and states in Central Asia are mentioned as particular examples of countries that are rich in oil resources but that have nonetheless not become democratic.
The author identifies three areas to position the main research question, which is whether oil impedes democracy. The first aspect regards the validity of the claim and asks "is it true?" As part of this question, the author asks whether the negative influence of oil on democracy is consistent even once certain variables are taken into account. The second question regards the generality of the…… [Read More]
Michael Meyer ought to be lauded for such a well-rounded, comprehensive resource as the Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature. It offers a wonderful variety of poetry and critical commentaries on various selections and gives wry examples on how to recognize bad writing, including a passage from a particularly bad romantic novel and an example of doggerel poetry -- what a student of literature would find stimulating and appealing.
In the pages mentioned (page 570-580), where the speaker elaborately discusses word choice, word order and tone, the speaker pays careful attention to language: the connotations of words, allusion, figurative language, irony, symbol, rhythm, sound, and so on. These elements are examined in relation to one another and to the overall effect and meaning of a work. For example, when he elaborates the term "explication." Now, what is explication? The speaker tells us that an explication is a detailed analysis of a…… [Read More]
The word renaissance means a complete change in modes of art, literature, music, and architecture, as well as an altered sense of morality and ethicality during a given period of time. This change stems from an expansion of thought and with that a new sense of what matters in the world. In literature, the term renaissance means an adoption and adaptation of new rules with regard to form, function, and subject matter stemming from a former period of relative disenchantment. The British Renaissance, American Renaissance, and Harlem Renaissance were all the direct results of a lack of representation or aesthetic wherein the rules of art changed to accommodate and celebrate the works of the authors within that historical moment.
During the British Renaissance, there was a complete alteration in how artists, from whatever media, chose to represent themselves. One such new form was the sonnet, wherein the writer was…… [Read More]
powerful connection between visuals and words in storytelling. Before doing the research to write this essay, it never occurred to me place words in a hierarchy above images, so I confess to some surprise at the debate over which should be considered more important. I began my research with the premise that the two are equal; different yes, but equal certainly. And nothing that I discovered in my survey of literature on the subject has changed my mind.
The saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" sums up the debate over the relative importance of images vs. words. This statement was clearly made by someone who believes in the primacy of images. Based on my research, however, it would seem that proponents of the position that images are more important to communication than words appear to be in the minority.
There is no question that Sandra Martin believes that…… [Read More]
The connection between effective strategic leadership and a company's success has long been understood by studies in the last years. However, theoreticians chose to emphasize different aspects of how this connection appeared and why it was important. Some pointed to the fact that effective leadership is best applied in human resource management, giving way to efficient personnel, while others pointed out to financial organization.
Yukl (2008) offers a comprehensive study, looking at the influences of strategic leadership in different areas of an organization. He proposes relationships between strategic leadership and an effective organization in areas such as innovative adaptation, human capital, performance determinants, tradeoffs and synergies and distributed leadership.
Two particular aspects of interest from Yukl are worth a further investigation. The first is human capital, one of the key assets in an organization. Yukl emphasizes the role that effective leadership can play in underscoring this type of…… [Read More]
Findings and Discussion
Paulessen-Hoogeboom et al. (2008) present us with a number of key findings that have such pervasive implications for parenting. All toddlers engage in behaviors such as biting, hitting, screaming, or otherwise acting out. Such behaviors arise as a result of negative emotions. Parents often find these behaviors hard to deal with -- along with other children and other caregivers. The response by others in the children's world may be highly negative itself and may thus provoke additional negative feelings, which in turn provoke additional negative behaviors. This is a cycle that is bad for all concerned.
Paulessen-Hoogeboom et al. (2008) further validated the finding of others that an authoritarian parenting style is aimed at getting children to stop these negative behaviors by commanding them to follow parental orders. However, they also found, such a parenting style ignores the underlying emotions and so is ineffective in…… [Read More]
close connection to the main elements impacting the company's evolution over the subsequent period of time, most notably the demographic, natural, economic, political or cultural factors that are likely to impact on the overall strategic plan that the company is most likely to implement over the next period of time.
In terms of demographic and social factors, the product is clearly targeting a segment of consumers aged between 11 and 23 years of age, socially active (this is due to the fact that these are consumers conscious about their external image and willing to purchase a product that is likely to influence and activate their presence in the society they are acting in) and, perhaps, with a keen interest in fashion evolution in time. Additionally, this is a segment of consumers that is more likely to be included in the lower income category, despite the fact that some of the…… [Read More]
Tradition is normally used in connection with culture and to keep a culture healthy and alive, it is important to allow traditions to stay alive as well. However traditions that place restrictions on personal, professional, emotional or spiritual growth tend to have a negative impact on entire humankind and must therefore not be followed. hen traditions are not followed, they die a natural death. Bad traditions must not be kept alive either through personal struggle or collective rebellion.
Two Kinds is one story of unproductive traditions that teaches us why some traditions are negative and hence must die. Not all traditions help in keeping a culture alive, some traditions tend to lend bad reputation to a culture and only cause culture degeneration. Two kinds by Amy Tan is one of the most heart-wrenching stories about a girl's difficult relationship with her mother. The sheer transparency of emotions can leave readers…… [Read More]
Bangladesh Connection to the World
Bangladesh’s cultural, political, and economic facets are its link with the remaining world. Bangladeshi art expresses the historical political and social transformations the nation has undergone over time. The previously united Bengal region is now segregated into the Indian state of West Bengal and the independent nation called the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The former’s major religion is Hinduism while the latter’s is Islam. All through the course of history, cultural concepts and particular facets’ identifications as ‘tradition’ contributed significantly to constructing identity notions within the region, where a mingling of multiple cultures may be seen to this day (Selim, 2014). By highlighting the nation’s political developments historically, Bangladesh’s Muslim nationalism is revealed to be an alternative approach to the prior nationalism-secularism of Bengal (Hossain, 2012).
Identity – The nation’s culture, a product of centuries of amassing elements from Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam…… [Read More]
His father agreed to teach him music if he would marry his daughter. The man agreed, but the girl was so ugly that they never spoke. They continued to learn music with the father's strict teaching. The man leaves and does not marry the daughter. She is coming to the river to purify herself and to rid herself of desire. The narrator in the story is at the same river to rid him of worldly desires, just as the daughter is trying to.
The moral of this story is that music and its spiritual connection is better than any earthly desire. e see the same portrayal of music and spirituality in Dante's work as well. Music is used in Dante's work to signal the reader that something wonderful and beyond normal human experience is happening. Music is used to set the mood in Dante's work. For instance, the use…… [Read More]
Thus, Hemingway suggests that the link between secondhand knowledge and violence is that the violence becomes muted when passed on secondhand, making it nearly impossible for others to understand the violence, and so, therefore, rendering the violence useless.
Like Krebs, Mrs. Mallard's sister and husband's friend both have secondhand knowledge of violence in "The Story of an Hour," despite the fact that that knowledge is misinformation, for when they reveal that knowledge to Mrs. Mallard, the knowledge is real to them. Because both Josephine and Richards have only secondhand knowledge of Mr. Mallard's tragic and violent death, the violence of such a death is muted when passed onto Mrs. Mallard, allowing her to misconstrue the pain that her husband, whom she had "sometimes" loved into a joyous occasion. That she did, indeed, misconstrue his pain is emphasized by the fact that Mrs. Mallard "knew that she would weep again when…… [Read More]
Politeness and Females
Gender and its connection with linguistic behavior has been a major subject of debate and discussion in research circles for last many decades. How men and women differ in the speech is an interesting topic that has been shown to have direct correlation with societal influences and conditioning. Women are conditioned to behave in a submissive manner and research indicates that it is because of this factor than biological construction that is responsible for women being more polite than men. A large body of research on the subject reveals that women generally use more polite language than men because they are expected to behave in a submissive, timid and less aggressive manner. Pierre Bourdieu (1977, p. 662) argued, "Politeness contains a politics, a practical and immediate recognition of social classifications and hierarchies."
Females are more polite because people in any setting are expected to use more polite…… [Read More]
Depression, Disease, And Aging
Aging brings many changes in health, social relationships, work situation, and other dimensions of life, and old age has been examined as one aspect of life development, showing how earlier stages contribute to the coping mechanisms older people have and how they apply these to new situations. A number of the changes accompanying old age can create stress and depression, and in turn these psychological states can contribute to the onset of disease or to the course disease takes. Studies have also shown that untreated depression can contribute to a higher suicide rate for the elderly.
How the elderly person is affected may depend on his or her closest relationship. The aging process for many includes physical or mental deterioration which can place considerable strain on the life partner, who now has to contend not only with his or her own diminished function because of aging…… [Read More]
Combat and Substance Abuse
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as a consequence of combat experience, is believed to be a significant risk factor for substance abuse. This theory has been undermined to some extent by recent findings which suggest mental illness, apart from PTSD, may be a stronger predictor. Although combat-related PTSD may significantly contribute to the prevalence of substance abuse among veterans, the dominant substance abuse risks are the same for both civilians and combat veterans. This conclusion suggests than combat may represent a minor risk factor for substance abuse.
The Association between Combat and Substance Abuse
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are faced with many of the same problems that previous combat veterans have had to face, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). While most veterans suffering from these conditions will successfully cope with the challenges they face through treatment and social…… [Read More]
Fiorello Laguardia: obert Moses
Fiorello La Guardia took part in American politics. He was the New York Mayor, and then a Congress member from 1916 to 1918 and then from 1922-1930. obert Moses, a Town Planner, worked predominantly for the Metropolitan area of New York. Moses is known to be the Master Planner of the mid-1900s city of New York. He and Fiorello worked autonomously in the city area of New York from the 20s, throughout their careers. While Fiorello was the Mayor, obert was the highly admired planner of New York. Fiorello therefore worked with Moses to develop the infrastructure needs of New York.
In the 30's during the economic recession, there was a New Deal, which led Franklin oosevelt, the President of the U.S. to give 20% of all the urban infrastructure money to Fiorello, to develop the city. Fiorello then worked with obert, with the help of…… [Read More]
Jews Without Money and the Mumbai Slums
Michael Gold's 1930 "Jews without Money" is a clear example that history does not only repeat itself but creates a certain pattern out of which human kind cannot be taken out and redirected to another path. Taking the topic from Gold's book and comparing it to current cases of other slums throughout the globe, it can be said that the conditions of the poor people have not changed throughout the decades and even more, despite the international development, the discrepancies between the rich and the poor are constantly increasing.
The present research takes into account the way in which the living conditions of people in the slums of Mumbai (Dharavi) can be compared to the situations to those in "Jews Without Money" by Michael Gold. It is argued that the living conditions are similar, yet for the people living in the slums of…… [Read More]
role of obesity in the spread of diabetes. It will examine how eating a healthy diet and exercising can help to reduce the risk of diabetes. Diabetes is a very dangerous problem for people all over the world (Butler, 2015). It has roots in obesity, poor diet and lack of exercise (Davis, 2008). It needs to be addressed as it is a serious health issue that is affecting even school children today (Flynn, McNeil, et al., 2005). If the problem of diabetes and obesity is not addressed, many lives will be negatively impacted. his study will be important to everyone who is suffering either directly or indirectly from diabetes/obesity. If loved ones are obese and could develop diabetes, this study will be important to them and those who care for them. As a societal issue, it should also be a concern because policies can be implemented if the issue is…… [Read More]
music is not always a vehicle for political or social commentary, it has become increasingly more so in the past several generations. Music serves often as a vehicle for community and cultural self-expression, or as a means to communicate social and political ideals as with the spirituals and blues songs of African-Americans bemoaning slavery and racism. Since the 1960s, however, music and its lyrical component has become a means by which to understand the zeitgeist of the historical epoch. Music in the 1960s was often directly and overtly political, particularly the songs of American folk musicians like Bob Dylan. It is almost easier to single out songs from the late 1960s that did not have political overtones versus those that did, because there were so many artists who used music to convey political messages. One of the most notable such songs is John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance." This song…… [Read More]
A good example as to why causation isn't always connected is found on page 420. Hume asserts that only when two objects are "constantly conjoined" can observers "infer the one from the other." But rarely are two effects and two causes connected, Hume continues. If a cause and effect have "resemblance" to another cause and effect, they can be conjoined, but that is rare indeed.
Put into simpler words, Hume doubts that even with a repetition of conjunctions it would be safe to believe a "connection" between the cause and effect would be established. Indeed, after a person experiences sees instances repeated repetitiously, the mind is convinced through the person's habits and reflections that upon the introduction of one event, another event is expected to happen, and humans believe this will happen. His own explanation is that a cause is an "…object followed by another, and whose appearance always conveys…… [Read More]
Case #8: Global Strategies
Critically evaluate Dolce & Gabbana's decision to launch 15 new stores in China
Dolce & Gabbana's decision to launch 15 new stores in China is a smart one. First, the U.S. Visa process is making it difficult for Chinese tourists to shop here, so D&G will have to take business there in order to get to those Chinese consumers who cannot buy here. Secondly, sales of luxury goods in mainland China were expected to reach $16.9 Billion dollars in 2011, which is a huge market, so G&B is going after some of those Billions. Third, G&B already has 26 stores there, so they are already known in China and G&B already know they can successfully sell in China. Fourth, they can sell a lifestyle of D&G, just as Ralph Lauren did, so that people will buy new products that support that imagined lifestyle.
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These costs can difficult to calculate, as they depend upon the ability of the employees. But one must remember the breadth of experience of new workers in the workplace with wireless. It was concluded that these worker could act as continual helpers in the on-site transition without substantial additional costs to the company.
A second important consideration was the ubiquity of the new wireless technology, and its lack of likelihood of being replaced in the near future by an even superior form of connectivity technology. It is not enough that a technology seem better than preexisting forms, but that the technology has compatibility with preexisting systems, such as dialups, and is also unlikely to be replaced in the near future, and thus requires yet another jarring workplace transition. As research pointed out that wireless was both compatible with other businesses still using dialups, unlikely to be replaced by better forms…… [Read More]
Sustainability in Fashion
This study seeks to answer the question of how the concept of sustainability applies to local fashion production and to explain the connection between global fashion industries and fast fashion business to the sustainability fashion products.
The Designers Speak
Sustainable fashion is defined differently depending on who is asked to define the concept. Freda Giannini, Gucci creative director defines sustainable fashion as, "Quality items that stand the test of time -- it is the concept of sustainability, symbolized by a timeless handbag that you wear again and again, and can pass on…" (Friedman, 2010, p.1)
Oscar de la Renta, designer and brand founder stated that sustainable fashion "…implies a commitment to the traditional techniques, and not just the art, of making clothes." (Friedman, 2010, p.1) Oscar de la Renta designer stated that today, she worked in the same manner that she learned first "in the anteliers of…… [Read More]
Art Analysis: Art21
After reviewing the artists from Art21, the artists chosen are Pierre Huyghe and AI Weiwei as the subjects of this paper. The pieces the paper will be "This is not a time for dreaming" by Huyghe and "Forever" by Weiwei. Both pieces are installation pieces although the artists are not classified under the same grouping on the Art21 website. Weiwei is listed as "Featured in Change" and Huyghe is listed as "Featured in omance." Though they are not featured or classified in the same group, their respective groups are related. There are several different kinds of people in the world for whom change is romantic. Weiwei is a renowned activist as well as renowned artists. Artists typically have a deep passion within that they express via their art. Therefore, Weiwei could see the connection between romance and change. For the native Parisian Huyghe, romance may very well…… [Read More]
Family to Family by Pipes and Lee
After earning his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary, Dr. Jerry Pipes dedicated his life to the cause of using spirituality as the foundation for strengthening family ties, with Family to Family: Leaving a Lasting Legacy standing as one of his lasting contributions to that cause. Victor Lee -- Pipes' co-author on the project -- serves as the Minister of Single Adults & Evangelism at First aptist Concord, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and his specialized skill set in the realm of ministry to young people is prevalent throughout the book. Together, Pipes and Lee combine to tackle the age-old dilemma facing families everywhere: emotional distance between spouses, a lack of connection between parents and children, and rivalries between siblings. Rather than devote several chapters to a discussion of why these problems seem to afflict families across all spectrums -- including religious and secular…… [Read More]
We have seen in the past how such agreements are put aside by governments, especially in the United States, in those instances where the natural resources become the focus of business.
However, the agreement does return to the aboriginals the hope that they might create for themselves an economy that sustain them and it provides an opportunity for them to recreate themselves in a modern world, but to practice life in a way that is compatible with their own traditions. The challenges they face socially and economically are large and only time will tell if they are as overwhelming for a people who have lost much of what their ancestors had as they are large.
The article does not say whether or not the financial package is one that is lump sum or disbursed over a period of years, and that would make a difference as to what might be…… [Read More]
Notable religious events and figures often serve as the inspiration and subject matter for great works of art across human history and across every culture. Events and notable figures from the Judeo-Christian Bible have inspired a great many of some of the most famous works of art in the Western world. Within the Bible, there are two primary sections: the Old Testament and the New Testament.
One of the many significant figures of the Old Testament is the man David, who was a simple boy who herded sheep, who ultimately led his people and others to triumph over a tyrant warrior, Goliath. David was a young man, armed with a slingshot and brought the vicious leader down. David was quite a popular figure artists depicted during the enaissance era in the arts, particularly in the area of sculpture. There are three most notable sculptures created in Florence during the…… [Read More]
human intelligence particularly in the context of Afghanistan war. Afghanistan is a Muslim Asian state which has been victimised by external forces of USA and ussia. The internal state of Afghanistan is very unfavourable for the development of country and it is most likely that for rehabilitation, it needs the assistance of many other countries.
In the context of human intelligence, it is important to mention that this topic has not been much explored in the literature. The reason can be its possible connection with the car, while the literature mainly casts light upon the causes and outcomes of the war. The strategies are mostly confidential and it takes centuries to explore them.
The paper will explain the concept of human intelligence and its implications in war against the countries. The paper revolves around USA policies and practices maintaining focus on its invasion in Afghanistan in the background of Iraq.…… [Read More]
Blassingame, John W. 1979. The slave community: plantation life in the antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press.
The most overt explanation of the author's research problem is when he states: "To argue, as some scholars have, that the first slaves suffered greatly from the enslavement process because it contradicted their 'heroic' warrior tradition, or that it was easier for them because Africans were docile in nature and submissive, is to substitute mythology for history," (p. 4).
The struggles of African slaves are the topic for Blassingame's entire book, and it is impossible to indicate one page number describing all the travails that are detailed in the tome. However, the first chapter of the book does provide examples of the suffering of slaves in Africa, during the transatlantic voyages, and in the New World. Pages 6 and 7 describe in some detail the brutality of the slave boat…… [Read More]
In actual fact, because of STCP's option of multiplicative amplify, STCP have to in stable state persuade congestion actions approximately all 13.4 round trip times, in spite of the connection speed. HSTCP encourages packet losses at a slower speed than STCP, but still much quicker than CP-eno.
3. Problems of the Existing Delay-based TCP Versions
In contrast, TCP Vegas, Enhanced TCP Vegas and FAST TCP are delay-based protocols. By relying upon changes in queuing delay measurements to detect changes in available bandwidth, these delay-based protocols achieve higher average throughout with good intra-protocol TT fairness (Cajon, 2004). However, they have more than a few deficiencies. For instance, both Vegas and FAST suffer from the overturn path congestion difficulty, in which simultaneous onward and overturn path traffic on a simple bidirectional blockage connection cannot attain full link operation. In addition, both Vegas and Enhanced Vegas employ a conservative window increase strategy of…… [Read More]
The product uses content transformation and rich and large file graphics conversion to speed content delivery. AppCelera also offloads Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) processing to increase the performance of Web servers. CIO Mike Stevens says members have seen a performance improvement of about fifty percent since system deployment.
efore making the final AppCelera decision, MidWest Financial took a llok at caching appliances, but found them to be more beneficial for static content. Many other devices were more than double the company's budget.
V. Unanswered Questions
Answers to the following questions would be useful to properly assess Midwest Financial's options.
Did the company try to optimize its site for use over by low-bandwidth connections by, for example, using HTML pages light on graphics and streaming media?
Although half of Midwest Financial's members currently use dial-up Internet connections, what are their plans for the future? Doesn't Midwest expect roadband to grow over…… [Read More]
Vedantam, 2006), Americans are more socially isolated than they were in 1985, with the number of people with whom they can confide dropping by one third, from three close confidents to two. American is viewed as a fragmented society with splinters of people growing ever more distant with regard to intimate social ties. Despite the benefits of close social connections, people report being alone, feeling alone, and suffering alone in bad times.
The ability of digital social networks to support substantive civic engagement is more than a test of the media's capacity to convey and renew civic engagement -- it is also a test of the transformative capacity of social networks with regard to sustained interest and action. A criticism of communications and information technology (CIT) -- which includes digital social networking -- is its transience and churn. Engaging digital communication tends to cater to the tastes of an audience…… [Read More]
This makes it easier for investigators to identify connections by clicking on a particular item in the three-dimensional link.
The difficulties of this process of proving such a chain indicates the importance of creating steps that can help companies simplify the task of conducting a computer forensic investigation, should one ever be required. The article stresses that the most important step is to ensure that network logging devices are turned on, even though these devices use disk space and processor time. If they are turned off, investigations can become impossible. Closing any unneeded ports on the company firewall and patching systems regularly, are also helpful.
This article paints an overall benign portrait of law enforcement, zealously protecting user privacy and safety. It demonstrates how an apparently invisible crime can be rendered visible through the use of technology, and both the law and law enforcement's attempts to stay one step ahead…… [Read More]
Some organizations are involved in the development of computer software and they naturally end up having experts in the art of developing software, but others who are in some other business should concentrate on their own business and not involve themselves in the business of software. We have to understand that developing software is not a maintenance business where it is essential for the organization dealing with the plant and machinery concerned to develop a certain level of competence in keeping the plant and machinery in running condition. For example, any refinery must be able to carry out routine services for various machinery running within the refinery, yet when a development comes for the refinery in terms of increasing their capacity or changing some operating methods, they call in the experts for help. Changes in software are not like routine servicing to existing equipment, but are more like…… [Read More]
roadband Internet Service: What it Is and Where It's Going
Explanation of roadband
Current State of roadband
The Future of roadband
The current frontier of high speed internet technology and digital communications is broadband. Although it has been available for several years now to both homes and businesses, broadband has not spread as rapidly as some proponents of the technology had hoped or expected, leading to the failure of some companies involved in this business. What is broadband, and what is its future? These are questions that are taking on increasing importance as broadband usage is finally increasing around the world. Of equal importance is which broadband technology will survive and how telecommunications regulations in this country will impact the digital world.
Explanation of roadband
Simply put, broadband is high-speed internet access. roadband allows for the high-speed transmission of large amounts of data. It is expected to revolutionize communications, entertainment,…… [Read More]
Guanxi is a Mandarin word, translated into English as "connections." In Chinese, the term "Guan" means a door/gate or "to close up" with those who are around while XI means to join a chain. Therefore, "Guanxi" can be translated as making connections and relationships with individuals. In China, the word Guanxi is used for a person who knows many people and has many connections that help him to get things done.
In simple words, guanxi can be defined as the relations and connections that individuals develop in their surroundings. It is a process to make dyadic relationships with the individuals and make unlimited demand from each other. It is different from simple friendship or interpersonal relationship as it involves continuous exchange of favors from each other. This reciprocity is not bounded with time and is intangible and transferable (Park & Luo 2001, p.455).
It is a fact that guanxi has…… [Read More]
technologies that are readily available for in-home internet access. You should consider practical as well as technical differences in your comparison. Do not include Frame elay or ATM as these are primarily larger scale business solutions.
Higher-speed standards up to 300+ Mbps
802.11n uses (MIMO) technology and a wider radio frequency channel.
It provides a mechanism called frame aggregation to decrease time between transmissions
Channels operating at 40 MHz are another feature incorporated into 802.11n
The transmitter and receiver use pre-coding & post-coding techniques to achieve the capacity of a MIMO link
A video conference is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously
ITU H.320 is known as the standard for video conferencing over integrated services digital networks
H.264 SVC is compression standard that enables video conferencing systems to achieve highly error resilient
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elational Discourse in a Film of Your Choice
Conceptual Framework Discussion
Forms of relational development
Primary factors draw predominantly from Knapp's version of relationships: utilizing "steps." Nevertheless, this text utilizes the concept of moving up/down-similar to a lift) (Khanna, 2010)
Motion via the stages:
• Motion usually systematic as well as sequential. Nevertheless, sequence has been interchangeable/fluid; a few stages might be neglected.
• Motion might be onward-in the direction of higher intimacy if continuing to move forward.
• Motion might be in reverse-maybe because of decline in intimacy; perhaps because stages skipped and moving back and "obtaining" them
• Escalation "upward" signifies a motion in the direction of higher intimacy (trust/closeness) (not invariably sexual closeness) and relational fulfilment can improve (Khanna, 2010).
Pre-interaction consciousness - after we end up being "conscious" related to the other individual (before contact). Ex: viewing somebody from across a packed area; observing somebody…… [Read More]
ethinking the Universe
Conflicts between religion and science are neither new nor novel. In the 1600s, Galileo was hauled before a court and convicted of heresy for saying (and publishing) that the earth revolved around the sun instead of the opposite. There have been trials on the teaching of evolution, controversies about physics and even states that battle schools and parents for including certain scientific concepts in the public school curriculum. Yet, the more science discovers the details of biology and physics, the more it seems that within each tiny creation there are similarities -- almost a microcosm of the entire universe within one molecule. To some, like Gerald Schroeder, this indicates that existence is about universality - and universality is about a way to describe the existence of everything. This in turn, is more of a cosmic journey, both macro and microcosmic as the merging between science and religion…… [Read More]