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(E-Legacy: Legacy EAI for B2B Integration)
To present an idea of the significance of legacy software, it has been projected that in excess of 200 billion lines of COBOL code are present and this software application processes 70% of the global business data with 30 billion COBOL-based business dealings are carried out every day. Evidently these are extremely worthy assets to leverage. (Legacy Integration: Something Old, Something New: Integrating Legacy Systems) Think as a company business executive, looking at your product-line placing orders for backlog, your production schedules as against the product categories, your stock of goods as against your production schedules, and your inventory refill with the deficiency which was shown conspicuously. This is the objective of a totally integrated e-Legacy business. (E-Legacy: Legacy EAI for B2B Integration)
Legacy systems store a huge amount of important business information, together with details of the customer; hence it is indispensable in…
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Legacy System Integration" Retrieved at http://www.a1technology.com/legacy.htm. Accessed on 16 April, 2005
Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick. Specifically it will contain a book review of the book. "The Legacy of Conquest" is a new look at the settling of the American West, from the 19th century to the eagan era. She has a new take on how the West was settled, and does not look at it as a frontier, as most historians do, but as a land of conquest, where many different nationalities came together and learned to live together, and conquest was always at the forefront.
The author makes her thesis clear in the Introduction. She writes, "In this book, I have undertaken to pull the pieces together to combine two or three decades of thriving scholarship with a decade of thriving journalism in Western American subjects" (Limerick 30). She has a new way of looking at western history, and rejects…
Limerick, Patricia Nelson. The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 1987.
Agassiz continued to find evidence for his ice age hypothesis when he traveled to North America in 1846. He was welcomed warmly in America, and was soon put in charge of building the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, where he also assumed a professorship (Duffin, 2007). The museum opened in 1860, and had the distinction of being the first publicly funded museum of science in North America (Berkeley). Agassiz worked tirelessly to promote scientific education in the United States. In 1863, he was a founding member of the new National Academy of Sciences, and in the same year was appointed a regent of the Smithsonian Institution (Ibid.).
In 1873, just a few months before his death, Agassiz founded the first American marine biology laboratory on the island of Penikese in Massachusetts. The primary goal of the laboratory was two-fold: to be a venue for new research, and, more importantly…
Benson, K. (1988). "Laboratories on the New England Shore: the "somewhat different direction" of American marine biology." The New England Quarterly, 61(1), 55-78.
Duffin, C. (2007). "Louis Agassiz (1807-1873): a passion for fishes." Geology Today, 23(4), 133-142.
Levin, H. (2010). The Earth Through Time. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Zirkle, C. (1946). "Review: The Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory." Isis, 36(3), 270-271.
Colonization has left a lingering legacy on all affected nations. In Unbowed, angari Maathai Muta describes the direct and indirect impact of colonization, via her life experiences in colonial and post-colonial Kenya. The Nobel Peace Prize recipient was ultimately able to use some of the tools left by the British, such as the British court and parliamentary system, in order to dismantle some of the most destructive remnants of the colonial enterprise. Maathai Muta's life and legacy embodies the central irony of the post-colonial era: that the evils of colonization can be counterbalanced by colonialisms' own political, economic, and social institutions. Maathai Muta's story focuses on the environmental impact of colonization: an economic and political model based on the exploitation of both labor and land. It is this type of multifaceted exploitation that characterizes the worst of colonization. Yet it was because of colonization that Kenya and other African…
Maathai, Wangari Muta. Unbowed. Alfred A. Knopf.
William Penn and His Legacy
The conventional view of political life in the American colonies prior to the Revolution is one of instability and turmoil, characterized by political infighting and conflicts over who would be dominant. Alan Tully, in his book, William Penn's Legacy, has presented a completely different view of politics in the Province of Pennsylvania. His view, based upon the study of a thirty-year period in Pennsylvania history (1726-1755), is that the political world was one of peace, regularity and order. "This penchant for avoiding contentious politics was something most Pennsylvania politicians shared. They preferred to keep political relationships low keyed and controlled, in a subsidiary relationship to many of their other concerns."
He theorizes that there were a number of institutional safeguards, informal political practices, and behavior standards that helped to resolve conflict before it became violently disruptive. He argues that society did not become divisive, as…
Tully, Alan. William Penn's Legacy: Politics and Social Structure in Provincial Pennsylvania, 1726-1755. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.
Tully, p. 50.
Tully, p. 3-4.
Tully, p. 143.
oreign Policy, as an extension of this dramatic arms buildup, in Great Britain and Germany, shows that it was clear in the minds of the governments, war was not only inevitable, it was probably necessary for several economic and political reasons. Both Britain and Germany were vying for the premier spot as the dominant European power in both European and colonial affairs. Britain had a head start and more colonies than Germany, something very irksome to the Kaiser. Germany saw Britain's allies in the East (Russia) as being weak and unable to modernize, and believed that rance would not risk her homeland on a localized Balkan or Southern European War ("The Deadly Alliances.")
Germany was still reeling from the policy of placing Germany "in the sun" from Otto Von Bismarck -- and, despite the relationships of the royal lineage's of the time, both countries knew that their economic independence and…
Foreign Policy, as an extension of this dramatic arms buildup, in Great Britain and Germany, shows that it was clear in the minds of the governments, war was not only inevitable, it was probably necessary for several economic and political reasons. Both Britain and Germany were vying for the premier spot as the dominant European power in both European and colonial affairs. Britain had a head start and more colonies than Germany, something very irksome to the Kaiser. Germany saw Britain's allies in the East (Russia) as being weak and unable to modernize, and believed that France would not risk her homeland on a localized Balkan or Southern European War ("The Deadly Alliances.")
Germany was still reeling from the policy of placing Germany "in the sun" from Otto Von Bismarck -- and, despite the relationships of the royal lineage's of the time, both countries knew that their economic independence and ability to continue the growth they had seen since the turn of the century depended on their abilities to master colonial exports, control the major trade routes to and from Europe, and establish their own hegemony (Wilhelm II, 2009). This is not to say that either Britain or Germany wanted the type of war that occurred, no one had any idea of the length, intensity, and destruction of this war, the argument is that so much spending on armaments left the powers at a vulnerable position and one that a war of words would eventually turn towards a war of guns.
Germany was developing into an aggressive, highly industrialized country that was running out of options
President Obama Project
Who is President Obama and what is his Legacy? The 44th U.S. President's second term in office has come to a close and the first Africa-American President is now out of office. As President Trump takes over with a Republican House and Senate behind him, there is much talk of upending Obama's legacy starting with Obamacare.
This paper will examine the life of President Obama, his time in office, the major accomplishments of his two terms, and likely outcome of his legacy upon leaving office -- i.e., how well his accomplishments will stand up over time.
The study will answer the question: Who is the man we have come to know as President Obama, and what is to become of his legacy?
The main points of this study will focus on his youth, his work in Chicago, his time as a politician and as President and his…
"53 Historians Weigh In On Barack Obama's Legacy," New York, 11 Jan 2015.
"Dialectical Theory," Encyclopedia, 2003.
The legacy of the Cold War, as this writer shows, is ever changing, and as tensions in the Middle East continue to grow, there is still much to be written in history books about the Cold War and its effect on the U.S. And the world (White 315-317). Another writer puts it even more bluntly, stating, "The Cold War was an internecine conflict between two offspring of Western civilization; the terror war is a fight between barbarism and civilization itself" (Nichols 232). Thus, America has not left conflict behind, instead, conflict continues, even if it is not with the same combatants.
In conclusion, the Cold War left behind a legacy of mistrust between the Soviet Union and the United States. It also helped create the space race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the war in Afghanistan, and a wall of communism across Europe. All that is gone now, and supposedly ussia…
McMahon, Robert. The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Nichols, Thomas M. Winning the World: Lessons for America's Future from the Cold War. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002.
Van Hoesel, Frans. "Cold War: Postwar Estrangement." Library of Congress. 2007. 12 Dec. 2007. http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/soviet.exhibit/coldwar.html
Whitcomb, Roger S. The Cold War in Retrospect: The Formative Years. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1998.
For example, Delta cannot readily expand to Canada by any means because of regulatory limits on foreign carriers.
Competition is a key driver of change in the industry as well. Firms behave in a manner similar to oligopolies, responding to each other's moves. This forces firms to be creative with respect to how they attract and retain customers. An innovation like loyalty programs is easily replicated by all competitors in the industry, as is characteristic of monopolistic competition. Innovation, therefore, only leads to short-term gains, and firms within the industry need to constantly innovate and improve in order to win steady profits.
There are three main classes of competitors for Delta. The first consists of the other legacy carriers -- United, U.S. Airways, American Airlines among them. These carriers typically have similar cost structures to Delta and similar business models. Each operates a hub or hubs around the…
Cobbs, R. & Wolf, A. (2004). Jet fuel hedging strategies: Options available for airlines and a survey of industry practices. Kellogg School Of Management. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=delta%20fuel%20hedging&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kellogg.northwestern.edu%2Fresearch%2Ffimrc%2Fpapers%2Fjet_fuel.pdf&ei=dWLUTsvAA8Li0QHkqcWeAg&usg=AFQjCNEQoiP1mQjuEnxlHegT2nwtQ9opQg&cad=rja
Jacobs, K. (2011). Delta says union rejection upheld. Reuters. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/28/us-delta-idUSTRE7AR2EJ20111128
Meyer, G. (2011). Delta Airlines shifts fuel hedges out of U.S. benchmark. Financial Times. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://www.ft.com/international/cms/s/0/22323616-596f-11e0-bc39-00144feab49a.html#axzz1f4Bw4chJ
MSN Moneycentral. (2011). Delta Airlines. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/invsub/results/statemnt.aspx?symbol=DAL
Civil Rights and School Reform Movements
Social movements are an integral component of society. They are meant to bring about change in the accepted norms or social configuration. It is a manifestation of collective behavior whose purpose is transformation, either personal or social. Educational reform is not a new concept; it dates back to the advent of public schools and has continued through to the end of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. The ideal educational system is one where the child is seen as unique and the mission of the school is to allow the potential for each to come to fruition. The Civil Rights Movement and the school reform movement have in common the issue of segregation and equal opportunity.
Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of tyranny, of which the people and government of the United States are guilty. He stated openly, "the Negro still is not…
Anonymous. "Falling behind: An interview with Jonathan Kozol." The Christian Century, (2000): May, 541-543.
Brown v. Board of Education at http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/early-civilrights/brown.html
Hollingsworth, William G. "Y6B: The Real Millennial Threat." Sierra, (1999): Sept, 16-17.
King, Martin Luther. "I Have a Dream," 28 August 1963. (accessed 2004, April). At http://douglass.speech.nwu.edu/king_b12.htm
Legacy Letter to My Son and Daughter
As I sit down to write this letter to my son and daughter, the television is on in the background. Osama bin Laden, America's number one Public Enemy, has been killed. This is no doubt a victory for America, and, his death was probably inevitable in the quest for justice, as it is unlikely that he would have been willing to be taken alive. However, it makes me stop and think about what I want to teach you. I want the two of you to embrace, if nothing else from Christianity, the morals from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. I want you to forgive and to love, because hate consumes the vessel that carries it. However, I also want you to understand that sometimes justice means ugliness. This is a dichotomy that I still do not necessarily understand myself, but it is something…
Despite of these advantages that were mentioned, which creates the power to convince consumers and business owners to use and accept legacy payment methods in a networked environment, there are also a number of disadvantages why some people are hesitant to use such mode of payment. They are especially true when they are used in a networked environment particularly in the Internet.
Issues, Disadvantages, and Solutions in Legacy Payment Methods in a Networked Environment
One of the most critical issues that exist in the use of legacy payment methods in a networked environment, such as the credit card, is how secured are the financial and personal information of the credit card users. Especially when used online, where information is oftentimes vulnerable to threats and unauthorized access, there is a high possibility that credit card information may not be secured. This thus is causing great concerns for consumers.
One of the…
Orr, Bill. The Great Card Question: Will it be Smart or Debit?
ABA Banking Journal, Vol. 90, Issue 9, pp 54-57.
2005. The BeeHive Online. 2005. http://www.thebeehive.org/money/credit-cards-benefits.asp
Legacy of Hans Christian ndersen
If you want children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read more fairy tales. lbert Einstein
Biographical Background- Hans Christian ndersen was a Danish author who is best known for his children's stories, many of which have become archetypes of popular culture and, in the 20th century, made into iconoclastic films, musicals, and ballets. While he was concerned about his legacy, he need not have worried for his poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages and even spurred a whole generation of children's names (Bredsdorff 1975).
ndersen did not start off as an author, instead he moved at age 14 to Copenhagen to become an actor. While he had a great voice, and was accepted into the Royal Danish Theater, once his voice changed he had to find other work. fellow student…
Analysis -- Dilemmas and Dichotomies of the Artist- In the world of art, music and literature it is sometimes the truth that the genius of the artist comes before its time, and not until after the artist is dead is the work given the appreciation it is due. We can certainly see this in characters like Mozart, artists like Van Gough, and in some ways, Hans Christian Andersen. Art is difficult, it is a calling, and there are dilemmas and dichotomies that have plagued artists for years:
Art as a profession -- As much as we might want to romanticize artists, the life of the artist is usually far from luxurious. Andersen, for instance, did not support himself nor was he primarily known for his Fairy Tales until somewhat his later years, not globally until after his death (Life Timetable 2011).
Art as social norms -- For the artist, at least the inspired, there is the dichotomy of whether
Legacy of Vietnam
George Herring was the professor of history and the chairperson of the Department of History at the University of Kentucky with several publications at his record. He is considered to be one of the nation's leading experts on the Vietnam War. In 1979, his famous book "America's longest war: the United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975" was published which contain the material about U.S.' participation in Vietnam war that started from the period of President Truman when Vietnam was fighting for its independence from French rule. Then the entire series of dynasties is discussed along with the mistakes and flaws in government policies that led U.S. towards a big failure in Vietnam. The book is quite a good mixture of biases and balances and deals honestly with a controversial topic like that of Vietnam War. Herring did his best in describing all those controversies that are associated with…
Legacy of Discord: Voices of the Vietnam War by Gil Dorland, published by rassey's Inc., Washington.
The book was written in 2001, twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, by a former military man, Gil Dorland. Dorland graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, served in two Vietnam tours, and received the Distinguished Service Cross for his service to his country. He now works as a screenwriter and an independent film producer in Hollywood (iographical information from (www.brasseys.com).
The book was intended to present some sort of understanding of the causes and motivations behind the Vietnam War through interviews with eighteen people representing a variety of - often contradictory - viewpoints: interviews were conducted (by Gil Dorland) with Peter Arnett, Le Ly Hayslip, John McCain, Tom Polgar, Norman Swarzkopf, and William C. Westmoreland, amongst others (www.brasseys.com) i.e., with people who were responsible for planning the war, people who fought…
Bibliography, but I would not say it is a thorough one, nor an authoritative one. This also exposes the author as not being a good writer, and coming from a more journalistic, rather than academic, background. This is another complaint I had about the book. In terms of the index, this is also not very good, and does not allow an inquisitive reader to follow leads (strands) throughout the book.
In summary, this book has a noble aim, and on the whole is carried out very well, in an objective, unbiased manner. The book is also organized in a logical way, which allows the reader to review the information presented and to form their own opinions about the information presented there. On the whole, the book is informative, and gives a more in-depth and wider perspective on the Vietnam War than other books published in this subject. I would certainly recommend it to other students of history, of international relations, or just people worried about current American foreign policy.
Influence of Minstrel Shows in Modern Music
Minstrel shows date back to pre-Civil ar times. Since then, the minstrel show, and elements thereof, have been assimilated into modern culture. Despite this assimilation, minstrelsy still conveys themes of racism and continues to propagate negative stereotypes of African-American culture.
Modern minstrel shows continue to be a popular form of entertainment although this entertainment is not necessarily classified, or labeled, as a minstrel show. Historically, minstrel shows' popularity waned at the turn of the century and into the mid-20th century as African-Americans made significant gains in combating racism and other social injustices (Lee). Traditionally, African-Americans were portrayed as "stupid, foolish, overly happy, and ignorant," but through hard work, protests, and advocacy, these perceptions began to change and African-Americans began to be more accepted as a part of society and not as a group outside of it (Lee). Among some of the…
Lee, Caroline. "Minstrel Shows and Their Effect on American Culture." Helium.com. 20 Jan
2008. Web. 5 March 2013.
Rasheed, Shariff. "Is Hip-Hop the New Blackface." 17 Jan 2013. Web. 5 March 2013.
Replacing a Legacy AIS System
As technology continues to progress many of the legacy Accounting Information Systems (AIS) are continually being replaced with models that have increased functionality. The new systems have enhanced financial management and decision making capabilities as well as the capabilities to integrate with other information systems. The degree of value that a newer generation AIS system can add is largely depends on whether the implementation project is successful. The project implementation will as depend largely on whether the system is custom, outsourced or boxed and the design of the system to be introduced to the organization. This analysis will provide an overview of the benefits and disadvantages related to different types of system design. Based on the findings, a recommendation will be made and an overview of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) will be provided for consideration.
Value of New AIS Systems
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Dhar, S., & Balakrishnan, B. (2006). Risks, Benefits, and Challenges in Global IT Outsourcing: Perspectives and Practices. Journal of Global Information Management, 39-71.
Kabir, N. (2010). Doing Business Online. Retrieved August 2, 2012, from http://businessknowledgesource.com/marketing/doing_business_online_private_b2b_exchanges_000204.html
Oracle. (2011, September). Roadmaps to Oracle Fusion Applications for Current Oracle Applications Customers. Retrieved from Oracle Fusion Applications: http://www.oracle.com/us/products/consulting/resource-library/roadmaps-to-fusion-app-508056.pdf
Nixon and the Legacy of the War in Vietnam
Nixon & Vietnam
President ichard Nixon set out policy goals for the conflict in Vietnam in a speech to the nation on November 3, 1969. At the time the country was deeply divided over the question of our presence in the region. In this speech Nixon claimed a nation cannot remain great if it betrays its allies and down its friends and that a unilateral withdrawal of all United States forces would humiliate our nation and promote recklessness in the councils of those great powers who have not yet abandoned their goals of world conquest and spark violence wherever the nations commitments helped to keep the peace. A withdrawal of American forces would in the final analysis cost more lives and not bring peace, but more war. Nixon asserted that for these reasons he would not end the war…
Kerry, J. (1971, April 22). Vietnam war veteran John Kerry's testimony before the senate foreign relations committee, April 22, 1971. Ernest Bolt (Ed.). University of Richmond, Online ACS Course Fall 1999. Retrieved November 30, 2012, from https://facultystaff.richmond.edu/~ebolt/history398/JohnKerryTestimony.html
Nixon, R. (1969, November 3). Nixon's 'silent majority' speech. Watergate.info Retrieved November 30, 2012, from http://watergate.info/1969/11/03/nixons-silent-majority-speech.html
Nixon, R. (1973, January 23). Nixon's 'peace with honor' broadcast on Vietnam. Watergate.info Retrieved November 30, 2012, from http://watergate.info/1973/01/23/nixon-peace-with-honor-broadcast.html
Drug Policies the Legacy of Outdated Moral Values and Moral Panics
A disinterested alien observer who came down to the planet Earth and saw the difference in how legal drugs such as alcohol and cigarettes were treated under the law when compared to illegal drugs would be hard pressed to explain the differential treatment. After all, alcohol and cigarettes cause or contribute to far more deaths, injuries, health problems, and social problems than illegal drugs. In fact, some illegal drugs, such as cannabis, are relatively free of side-effects when compared to those two legal substances. Furthermore, even some of the highly villianized hard drugs, such as heroin, are considered less addictive than nicotine. Therefore, it is difficult to understand why some substances are illegal and others are not. The reasons are not scientific or social; therefore, one must look at the history of drug policy in the Western world and…
Maguire, M., Morgan, R., & Reiner, R. (Eds.). (2007). The Oxford handbook of criminology.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Baltimore Advertiser, 18 Mar 1788)
(2) the second class was reported as comprised by "those descriptions of men who are certainly more numerous with us than in any other part of the globe. First, those men who are so wise as to discover that their ancestors and indeed all the rest of mankind were and are fools. We have a vast overproportion of these great men, who, when you tell them that from the earliest period at which mankind devoted their attention to social happiness, it has been their uniform judgment, that a government over governments cannot exist - that is two governments operating on the same individual - assume the smile of confidence, and tell you of two people travelling the same road - of a perfect and precise division of the duties of the individual." (No. 10 -- on the Preservation of Parties, Public Liberty Depends, 18 Mar…
The Anti-Federalist Papers (1788) Farmer No. 10. On the Preservation of Parties, Public Liberty Depends. 18 Mar 1788 )Baltimore Maryland Gazette. Retrieved from: http://www.barefootsworld.net/antifederalist.html
The Anti-Federalist vs. The Federalist. Polytechnic.org. (nd) *Based on the American Journey: A History of the United States by Goldfield, et al. Retrieved from: http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/chart.fed.pdf
Slavery and its Relation to the Modern World
The history of slavery in colonial America is a story of two worlds: the world of the aristocratic landowners and the slaves from African that helped to maintain and work the plantations. Each group had its own experiences and views, and each group was impacted differently by slavery. At the time, slavery was an accepted practice in the South. It had first been introduced in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619 when 20 slaves from Africa were brought to the colony by a Dutch ship. Thus began an era of slavery in America that had lasting effects on the population of the country even unto this very day. This paper will show how slavery throughout the history of the United States influenced the Legacy of slavery today because slavery is discussed in a negative connotation.
As the Editors of History.com note, “though it is…
Boy Willie's father, Boy Charles, set out to steal the piano with pictures of his family carved by his father, to return it to the rightful owners. As far as Boy Charles was concerned, the piano "was the story of [their] whole family and as long as Sutter had it . . . he had [them]," (Wilson, 1990, p. 45). Similarly, Boy Willie wishes to sell the family piano in order to receive something far more valuable to him -- Sutter's land -- in a move which would symbolically avenge the slavery his family endured under Sutter in the past. Boy Willie's impetuousness to this end and defiance of anyone to stand in his way, along with his fierce ambition to avenge his family's traumatic past allows him to carry on a legacy begun by his father.
Even if Berniece and Boy Willie were not so adamant about manifesting the…
Wilson, August. 1990. The Piano Lesson. New York: Penguin Group.
But the piano is also inlaid with carvings made by her father's own hands. Bernice's ambivalence is also exemplified in the fact that Bernice refuses to sell the piano, yet she also refuses to play the instrument, for fear of waking the spirits within it. "I don't play that piano 'cause I don't want to wake them spirits" (70).
Bernice's brother illie scoffs "ain't no ghost," which demonstrates his often limited understanding of the need to still retain a connection to his family's past struggles and legacy (104). However, when the ghost of Sutter comes, Bernice is able to gain the courage to play, and eventually she and her brother establish a kind of peace between themselves and their ancestors. hether the ghost is real or not does not matter, what matters is that both sister and brother have exorcized the evil demons of the past, and resurrected the influence…
Wilson, August. "The Piano Lesson." New York: Plume, 1990.
Life of Martin Luther
Early Years and Education
Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German Augustinian friar (Bainton, 2011). He had been a Catholic priest at one time, and was also a monk and a seminal figure, as well as a professor of theology. He was born in Saxony, which at that time was part of the Holy oman Empire (Bainton, 2011). Baptized Catholic the day after his birth, Luther grew up in a family where his father was determined to see him succeed (Bainton, 2011). He wanted Luther to become a lawyer, and was deeply focused on making that a reality. He had brothers and sisters, but he was the eldest child and there was more pressure on him to be successful. Luther was sent to Latin schools, where he was taught logic, grammar, and rhetoric (Bainton, 2011). Later he compared his education to both hell and purgatory.
Bainton, R.H. (2011). Here I stand: A life of Martin Luther. NY: Hendrickson Publishers.
Though Jefferson played a major role in the development of the United States he preferred to be remembered for the things he gave the people and not the things the people gave to him. His final request was that his tombstone read: HERE AS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON, AUTHOR of the DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE, of the STATUTE of VIRGINIA for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, and FATHER of the UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA.
The Townsend Acts were a series of laws passed by the Parliament of Great Britain beginning in 1767. These acts were intended to raise revenue to pay the salaries of governors and judges, enforce compliance with trade regulations, punish New York for failure to comply with the Quartering Act, and establish a precedent that Parliament had the right to tax the colonies.
The Stamp Act of 1765 was a direct tax imposed by Parliament on the American colonies. The act required that…
"Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson." Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Web. Accessed 31
"Short History of the University of Virginia." University of Virginia. Web. Accessed 31 March
In this Kennedy appeared to be following up on his anti-Communist speech with anti-Communist actions. but, the level of actual commitment was clearly not there. Kennedy had the entire United States military at his disposal. All he had to do was use them. but, clearly, he did not have the stomach to follow it all the way through. Kennedy wanted to appear strong but did not want to have to be strong - image meant everything.
Operation Mongoose continued the entire Cuban situation. It relied upon covert use of the CIA to make any and all attempts necessary to overthrow the Cuban government. On the heels of the Bay of Pigs failure, Kennedy attempted another poorly conceived attempt to rid himself of Castro. The operation essentially failed before it could possibly begin. Time after time, plans were brought out to be replaced by others. And those plans were impossibly strange…
LeFeber, Walter. America, Russia and the Cold War: 1945-2002. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Merrill, Dennis & Paterson, Thomas G Major Problems in American Foreign Relations: Since 1914. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.
20). Distractions, whether a simple as a cell phone or as complex as an interpersonal relationship, not only keep one out of the present, as Wooden argues, but also distance the individual from the team as a whole by dividing the individual's attention (Collins, 2012, p. 22). Though a seemingly minor point, the importance of shutting out distraction is highlighted by Wooden's belief that it is team cohesion which unites and multiplies the individual players' abilities. Furthermore, the ability to stay alert, present, and engaged with the team can serve to alleviate the anxiety that arises from competition, because the individual will better function as a seamless element of the team, rather than a lone actor attempting to force him or herself into the flow of the game (Collins, 2012, p. 22).
Because of Wooden's straightforward style and the way he manages to pair down the findings of peer-reviewed research…
Adam, D.C., & Gordon, a.B. (2009). Coaching knowledge and success: Going beyond athletic experiences. Journal of Sport Behavior, 32(4), 419-437.
Collins, K. 2012. Strategies fur using pop culture in sport psychology and coaching education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 83(8), 20-22,31,
Forck, M. 2010. Lessons from a legend. Professional safety, 55(9), 20-21.
Hansen, B., Wade, G., & Hamel, T. (2003). Successful coaches' views on motivation and motivational strategies. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 74(8), 44-
What is Terrorism?
Legacy in the 21st century
Based Terrorist Organizations
Ku Klux Klan
Counterterrorism and Prevention
Definitions and Structures
The very nature of terrorism, of course, is to engender fear and panic into the population base. Thus, targets are so numerous that complete protection of all is impossible. Targets could include any of the governmental buildings in Washington, D.C., courthouses or public buildings in major cities, malls, churches, and transportation centers in any town. Unless the materials are manufactured in the United States, though, the most likely targets are those that exist in coastal cities with larger port access (Smith, 2001).
Terrorists tend to target places that are media hyped, affect the lives of citizens, and are usually transportation, entertainment, or financially based in larger urban areas. Indeed, for greater efficacy, targets usually involve places where there are large non-combatant crowds,…
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The historical context of this document (a verbatim transcript of governor Ross Barnett) perfectly reflects the resistance that southern states put up in order to avoid integrating schools -- in this case, the University of Mississippi -- because Jim Crow laws were still in effect in southern states like Mississippi and Alabama. The earlier context to this document is the iconic Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education, which officially meant that all schools should be integrated and that segregation in education ("separate but equal") was unconstitutional. However, southern states ignored this Supreme Court decision and kept schools segregated because racism against African-Americans was part of the culture and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement did not change the minds of bigoted politicians. Black folks were considered to be less worthy than white folks in many places and in many instances.
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corporations' access to prison labor. Questions: How, why and whom do we imprison? How is money best spent? Five sources. APA.
Corporations and Prison Labor
Most people's familiarity of prison labor comes from the media, particularly from movies. Chain gangs working on railroads or highways can be seen in movies such as 'Cool Hand Luke' and 'O' Brother here Art Thou.' Another popular movie, 'The Shawshank Redemption' depicted the use of convict labor for other types of contract labor such as roof tarring. Manufacturing automobile state license plates is another use of prison labor familiar to most of the general public. But, how does the general public feel about the use of prison labor, and moreover, how do laborers in the private sector feel about companies using prison labor instead of them? Is the use of prison labor good for the economy? Is it good for the prisoners, for the…
Cook, Rhonda. "Staff, Study says Georgians filling up prisons fast." The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. March 21, 2002; pp A1.
Corporate America exploits prisoners: Inmates become assets for major." The Philadelphia Tribune. November 10, 1998; pp 6A.
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Legacies of Marx and Engels
The publication of The Communist Manifesto in 1848 by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels formed the basis for a variety of ideologies. Some of these ideas have been modified and adapted by both communists and capitalists in the ensuing years. However, a number of Marx's ideas can be shown to be erroneous and/or outdated in light of events which have taken place since the time Marx and Engels wrote.
Marx believed that human history unfolds in distinct stages, and that these stages follow a distinct order, with one unfolding to reveal the next. According to Marx, scientific laws, which can be discovered by man using his innate powers of reason, govern the progression of these stages, and thus the progression of history can be foretold. This basic idea has often been applied by modern political and economic theorists as they make predictions of how events…
Alexander the Great
Born in July 356 B.C. Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon to King Philip II and Epirote princess Olympias, Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedon and the greatest military commander who ever lived in the ancient world. In the relatively short period of time he was at the helm of the kingdom of Macedon, he managed to conquer almost the entire civilized world before his untimely death (Alexander the Great, 2015).
When Alexander was very young, he proved himself to be capable of undertaking dangerous military conquests (Gascoigne, n.d.). For instance, when the boy was just sixteen, his father left him in charge of the kingdom when he went east on an expedition against the Byzantium Kingdom (Gascoigne, n.d.). During the time his father was away, Alexander managed to crush Thracians who were posing problems to the throne. As a reward, his father later allowed him to…
Alexander the Great. (2015). New World Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 13, 2016 from http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/p/index.php?title=Alexander_the_Great&oldid=987437.Clark , Darci. (2012). The Impact of Alexander the Great's Conquests. Term Paper for Global History to the 15th Century. Retrieved January 13, 2016 from http://semiramis-speaks.com/the-impact-of-alexander-the-greats-conquests/
Gascoigne, Bamber. (n.d.). "History of Alexander the Great." HistoryWorld. From 2001, ongoing. Retrieved January 13, 2016 from http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa02#ixzz3x7OjIFWT
Mark, Joshua J. (2013). Alexander the Great. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 13, 2016 from http://www.ancient.eu/Alexander_the_Great/
high quality (error-Free) data entry.
Data entry is a vital part of a number of businesses. As such, it has to be of the highest quality and error-free. While there is generally no guarantee that data can be 100% error-free all the time, the more any data avoids errors the more likely the company will be to provide its customer with a good experience (Kos, Kosar, & Mernik, 2012). Additionally, companies that have data errors can end up in trouble because they are using the wrong details to make decisions about what they can and should be doing to move their business forward. If a company is not focused on entering data in a way that is free from errors (and omissions), that company can get a reputation as being sloppy and not well-prepared to handle its business and its customers (Kos, Kosar, & Mernik, 2012). Consumers who provide data…
Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, is designed to manage a business through every stage it reaches and moves through. It is generally presented as a suite of applications that are all integrated with one another, and that provide real-time information on the processes that are at the core of the business (Loh & Koh, 2004). Originally, ERP was designed to be something that was for back-office use only (Loh & Koh, 2004). It helped to keep a business running, but it was not for the customers to see. It also did not provide any kind of interactive tools that could be used with customers. However, over time that changed and customer relationship management (CRM) and other functions were integrated into ERP (Loh & Koh, 2004). That made a significant difference in how companies did business, especially online, because customers could reach these companies so much more easily than they were able to do in the past. That advanced business-related technology rapidly.
The main objectives of ERP are to help a company operate more smoothly and interact with its customers in the best way possible. These software suites store information, help a company plan and implement multiple considerations, allow for customer feedback, track the success of ideas and plans that the company has provided to the public, and make sure customers are getting what they asked for from a company (Loh & Koh, 2004). As such, ERP software needs to be upgraded from time to time, in order to ensure it is still providing the company and the customers with the best experience possible (Loh & Koh, 2004). If that is found not to be the case, it becomes time to make changes in order to continue advancing the company and moving it forward, as well as keeping customers happy with their interactions.
Loh, T.C., & Koh, S.C.L. (2004). Critical elements for a successful ERP implementation in SMEs. International Journal of Production Research, 42(17): 3433 -- 3455.
Davis, Angela. Y. Blues, Legacy and Black Feminism. New York: Random House, 1999.
Angela Y. Davis was one of the founding mothers of the radical Black feminist and civil rights movement. Her participation in these movements was not simply vocal and intellectual, but profoundly political, as well. Angela Y. Davis was brought to trial for her supposed activities against the federal government of the United States during the 1960's. However, a different, more artistic side of her political interests comes to light regarding Davis' works in Blues, Legacy and Black Feminism. The author of the seminal Black text Women, Culture, and Politics; Women, Race, and Class shows, in this 1999 book, an interest in Black feminist works beyond that of the purely verbal and prosaic.
Angela Y. Davis argues that through female expression in blues and jazz women such as Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday together created…
In that book, which Munoz claims was just a "long interview with a fictitious journalist," Pinochet portrays himself as a life-long "anti-Communist," and he recounts an experience he had as an army officer in Pisagua, a prison where communists were incarcerated. "The more I knew those prisoners and listened to their thoughts, while, at the same time, I studied Marx and Engels, the more I became convinced that we were mistaken about the Communist Party," Pinochet wrote. "It was not just another party… it was a system that turns things on their heads, dismissing any loyalty…" he continued (Munoz, 2008, p. 28). As though justifying the cruelty he perpetrated on thousands of civilians -- in the name of him keeping a grip on his dictatorship -- he said he was "…troubled that these pernicious and contaminating ideas could continue and spread throughout Chile" (Pinochet quoted by Munoz, p. 28).
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SCM for DigiDream
The objective of this study is to propose a company concept for DigiDream Inc. founded in 2011. This study will discuss company management information and select the best system for the company needs without worrying about compatibility with legacy systems. This work will and select a compatibility legacy system and create the proposed SCM Company for creation of a Tablet generic made computer and will describe the reasons behind having supply chain management (SCM). Appropriate software packages for the company will be researched and analyzed. A description of the management of the SCM system will list the advantages and benefits in providing the selected SCM and will finally compare it to another SCM product not chosen.
Supply Chain Management & Marketing System
Juttner (2004) states that conceptual and empirical research on the concept of market orientation has long suggested that interfunctional coordination is key to achieving the…
Achieve Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 (2011) Retrieved from: http://www.enabling.net/download/brochures/microsoft/Microsoftdynamicsnav1.pdf
Information Connects (2008) Oracle Supply Chain Management. Retrieved from: http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/scm/018526.pdf
Juttner, Uta (2004) Demand Chain Management -- Integrating Marketing and Supply Chain Management. 26 Oct. 2004. Retrieved from: http://martin-christopher.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Demand-Chain-Management-Integrating-Marketing-and-Supply-Chain-Management.pdf
Supply Chain Management (SCM) (2011) Enabling Solutions. Retrieved from: http://www.enabling.net/solutions-scm.shtml
It was almost terminally weakened by Andrei Boglyubsky, prince of a rival Slavic clan, who attacked and plundered Kiev in 1169; he then took on the title of Grand Prince. He chose not to rule from Kiev, however. His decision marked the beginning of the end of Kievan us' and the city of Kiev's influence.
Starting in 1223, large armies of Mongols began invading the region, further weakening the power of Kiev. As that city's power waned, Moscow's grew. By 1308, the Metropolitan of the Church chose to move his see to Moscow, furthering the transference of power from Kievan us' to ussia.
It was during Ivan III's reign that Kiev was finally liberated from the menace of the Tatars. Since Byzantium had fallen to the Turks in 1453, Ivan proclaimed ussia to be the successor state to Byzantium, a claim that was enhanced by Ivan III's 1472 marriage to…
Kievan Rus'. [email protected] State University, Mankato.
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Kies, Lisa. The Iconography of the Russian Iconostasis. http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/iconostasis.html.
According to Jacobs, "It was being done unofficially when what had grown big and successful was used to eat up, or wipe away, or starve what was not."
Besides just abject failures, though, Jacobs also cites a number of success stories that indicate city planners in the United States had learned some valuable lessons from their failures in the late 20th century. According to Jacobs, "There are quite a few cities that are more vigorous and more attractive than they were 10 or 20 years ago. A lot of good things are being done, but it's not universal." As an example, Jacobs points to Portland, Oregon as a city that has taken steps to reinvent itself based on the lessons learned in the past. Emphasizing that the Portland planners did not use a "lot of gimmicks," Jacobs reports that the holistic approach used has resulted in a reinvigorated city:
Did the Crusades advance the cause of Christ?
According to a digitized volume originally published in 1864 by Partridge and Company, the Crusades were instigated chiefly by "the most superstitious and fanatical notions"; and these "soldiers of Jesus…carried destruction to those who knew him not. Is this the spirit of Christ or of his holy gospel? Is it not rather the spirit of Mahomet…" whose propaganda was always 'the sword or the Koran" (Meliora, p. 15). Simon de Montfort, the Duke of Burgundy, executed his task "…with relentless cruelty, ravaged the country, burned the houses, massacred all the people, whether Romanists on not" and inflicted the "most revolting indignities…upon the weak and helpless" (Meliora, 15).
Answering the question for this portion of the paper, Meliora states, "To Christianity as a religion the Crusades did much evil" because the Christian Church "…sank more deeply into superstition; the clergy into ignorance; and…
Crawford, Paul F. 2011. Four Myths About the Crusades. The Intercollegiate Review 46
McCannon, John. Barron's AP World History, 2010. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational
Germans, Post World War 2
Evil, German attitudes through the Twentieth Century, and humanity
The Second World War has had a terrible impact on society as a whole and it is safe to say that it shaped the way that people perceived the idea of being human and of life in general. Michael Hanake's 2009 motion picture The White Ribbon discusses with regard to a series of events happening in a fictional German village during the era leading to the First World War. While the film discusses ideas that apparently have nothing to do with the Second World War or with the National Socialist ideology, an in-depth analysis would make it possible for someone to find parallels between many of the concepts it contains and values promoted in Nazi Germany.
Haneke's film provides viewers with the image of an apparently perfectly organized village in which everyone is well-acquainted with…
Schwab, Gabriele. Haunting Legacies: Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma. ( Columbia University Press, 13 Aug 2013)
Dir. Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon. Filmladen (Austria) X Verleih AG (Germany), 2009.
Rosada “Rose” Faust is my 91 year-old grandmother who was born in Lexington, Georgia in 1927 to Aron Huff and Jhonnie Huff. Rose readily agreed to participate in the life review interview, an opportunity that offered both of us a time to reflect on her legacy. While I have always had enormous respect for my grandmother, discerning the details of her life helps me to become a more conscientious and compassionate geriatric nurse. The life review process also illuminates the different concepts of legacy. For Rose, her legacy has clearly been her family and the love she shares with others.
Summary of Interview
Rosada describes herself as being a “very obedient child,” who stayed out of trouble and never cursed once in her life. Although Rosada walked five miles on a dirt path to school each day, she did not complain. She loved learning, and her favorite subject in…
Students can collaborate with students in other schools and other countries as they develop ideas, skills, and products. Students in a class can collaborate outside class without having to meet in person. The theory behind collaborative learning is that the social construction of knowledge leads to deeper processing and understanding than does learning alone (Appalachian Education Laboratory, 2005).
The bulletin board and the chat room have become the backbone of many Web-based learning environments. Sophisticated Web-based collaborative learning environments incorporate not only real-time, text-based conversation, but also audio- and videoconferencing, and shared work spaces, where multiple users can collaboratively work on the same document or application. These multimedia shared work spaces are facilitated by software such as Microsoft's Netmeeting ( http://www. microsoft.com/netmeeting/), Intel's Proshare ( http://www.intel.com/proshare / conferencing/index.htm), and CU-SeeMe ( http://cu-seeme.cornell.edu / ). Multiuser object-oriented (MOO) text-based virtual reality environments now have a Web-based equivalent, WOOs (Web object oriented),…
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Citizens in the region's poorest countries, Paraguay and Honduras, make just above $4,000 per year, while those in the wealthiest countries, Chile and Mexico, make almost $15,000. The institutional legacy in the region is one clouded by inequality and corruption. In its brief on the region, the World Bank emphasizes the role of institutional development to alleviate poverty among vulnerable groups, a result in part of the lasting legacy of inequality due to colonial influences.
Asia. This region ranges widely from very poor nations such as Nepal (GDPpc of $1,100) to very wealthy nations like ingapore ($51,600). Because colonial dominance of this region was carried out by a relatively few European settlers, it was ultimately incomplete, leaving many of the region's own institutions intact or enhanced. The World Bank's comments on how governments across the region are reacting to the recent economic turndown are in line with an expectation that…
Sources of Economic Growth in China, 1952-1998. Issues in Political Economy, Vol 17.
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Relation Between IPRI and GDP Per Capita by Region
Source: International Property Rights Index, 2009. (http://internationalpropertyrightsindex.org/UserFiles/File/ex4_9relationbtwniprigdpbyreg.pdf).
entepise wide netwoking has been the topic of discussion. Advances in technology and netwoking systems have caused oganizations to develop new management techniques fo entepise wide netwoks. The pupose of this pape is to discuss the Management of entepise-wide netwoking. We will focus on fou aspects of entepise wide netwoking including; legacy systems, Intenet Secuity, offshoe development and suppot and Mobile computing. We will investigate how each of these aspects is handled within an entepise.
Legacy systems wee once popula in the business wold but have become less popula in ecent yeas. (Sinn 2003) legacy system is loosely defined as "a softwae platfom developed in a pocedual language such as Cobol o RPG, hosted on a mainfame o an IBM iSeies. In most cases the maintenance costs of the system tend to incease ove time while the available technical expetise aound it deceases (Ludin 2004)."
Many entepises ae…
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Army has been modernizing its logistics function for the past half century, and a wide range of legacy systems remain in place. For example, logistics automation systems, collectively termed the Standard Army Management Information Systems (STAMIS) have been deployed by the combat service support community to provide improved logistics support to warfighters. Although these systems have proven valuable to warfighters in the field, supporting these legacy systems has become a challenge for Army logisticians due in large part to their lack of interconnectability. These legacy systems also have a number of limitations that require updating and efforts have been underway to replace these systems with more efficient approaches to provide warfighters with the materiel and information they need to prosecute military actions on the 21st century battlefield. The purpose of this study was to provide empirical observations and views from Army subject matter experts to determine what constraints may be…
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This means that you must continually monitor and communicate about possible changes, pertaining to the overall scope of the threat. Once this occurs, is when an entity will have an effective security procedure that will adapt to the various changes that are taking place.
This is significant, because this information can be used to corroborate the overall nature of security threats that could be faced by the SME. Where, this information is useful in helping to identify and address possible operational considerations that must be taken into account. As a result, this will help to provide not only a glimpse of possible security challenges that will be faced, but it will also help to establish an effective IT security protocol.
When you compare this with the previous source, this information can be used to highlight specific security threats that the company we are examining could face. Where, it discusses the…
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It was a poor policy at best, and the President's Cabinet approved the plan, even if he did not. In fact, Congress specifically denied the request to send money to the Contras, so it was done in secret, and this violated the law and the trust of the nation. It was dishonest, it was covert, and it cast a dark cloud over the presidency and eagan's own motives.
In comparison, oosevelt has his own legacy of poor judgement, too. oosevelt tried to pack the Supreme Court by proposing to add new justices, and many believe he pointed the country toward socialism.
oosevelt felt the Supreme Court was too conservative when they overthrew many of the social changes he had created in the New Deal. He felt they were not following the Constitution in their decisions, but were following their own feelings. He wanted to bring the number of Supreme Court…
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ather than continue the process that began in the first two books, in which the osicrucian Order first announced themselves, gave their history, and then responded to certain criticisms while making their position within Christian theology clearer, the Chymical Wedding can almost be seen as the first instance of literature written within the osicrucian tradition, rather than as part of its manifesto-like founding documents, because it does not seek to explain the history of osicrucianism, but rather explicate how the teachings and underlying beliefs of osicrucianism contribute to and alter one's interpretation of Christian scripture (Williamson 17; Dickson 760). Specifically, one can see a distinct connection between the Chymical Wedding and seventeenth-century attempts to expand Protestantism throughout Europe. The Chymical Wedding can be seen as a the most explicit attempt on the part of osicrucians and osicrucian supporters to wed the new (or newly revealed) society to the larger religious…
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The Cisco Board of Directors had to vote and approve of the plan. ERP installations are not just a large it project. They are instead a complete re-examining of the company's business model and a re-defining of interprocess communication and the defining of process conduits between systems. In short, Cisco completely re-architected the core business processes that their company was based on, down to the Bill of Materials (BOM) used for managing their production operations.
As the company completed the multi-phased implementation plan for getting the ERP system up and running, the decision was made to also get a data warehouse in place and functioning. The data warehouse would give the company, for the first time ever, an opportunity to have all enterprise applications using the same data set, for the first time. Having a single data warehouse significantly improved accuracy of key processes including quote-to-cash over the long-term. This…
Analytics and the Growing Dominance of Big Data are
evolutionizing Strategic Decision-Making
The level of uncertainty and risk that pervade many enterprises today is growing, as the dynamics and economics of markets are changing rapidly. The many rapid, turbulent structural changes in industries is also leading to a greater reliance on analytics and the nascent area of Big Data as well. The potential of this second area, Big Data, is in determining patterns in massive data sets that have in many cases been collected for decades within enterprises. The abundance of data within enterprises, when combined with Big Data aggregation and analytics techniques, can be used for drastically reducing risk and uncertainty in even the most challenging and fast-moving industries. Big Data is being hyped heavily by analytics systems and enterprise application providers as well, as this category of software allows for the use of long-standing analytics and business intelligence…
Bughin, J., Chui, M., & Manyika, J.. (2010). Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch. The McKinsey Quarterly,(4), 26.
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Blues music however did not cross racial lines, with the majority of famous blues musicians still residing in New Orleans and various other well-known black music entertainment venues of the South.
Gospel music has been an African-American church tradition with influences from traditional African music and especially prevalent during the slavery era. Later (most likely because of those particular ignominious associations and all they implied, especially in the South) gospel music was strongly discouraged within mainstream society and actively suppressed.
Similarly, blues music represented a blending of black musical traditions with a centuries-long history originating from the earliest days of American slavery. Sammy Davis Jr. And Nat King Cole, were and remain today among the best-known of early black entertainers within the (then) up-and-coming rock 'n roll genre of the 1940's. Each had a heavy influence upon Elvis himself.
Obviously, though, the blending of Southern musical traditions was not started…
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If you were to design a globally focused it application for a multinational corporation, how would you introduce it and would the challenges be for the corporation?
Before beginning the design of a globally focused it application, I would first be sure to understand how its key features, functions, workflows and performance contributed to the users who would use the system daily. After having a thorough review of these key criterion and the development of workflows and benchmarking of existing processes to evaluate total performance, I'd get the initial phase of software development completed. Using agile-based software development methods, I'd continually refine the key functional and workflows areas of the application to ensure it performed as defined.
Next, the application would be tested for real-time data and process integration to the broader it infrastructure of the company. This would concentrate on the integration points across legacy, enterprise-wide and platform systems…
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His dedication and intelligence allowed him to eventually become not simply passable in his English speaking skills, but a lawyer, a U.S. Congressman, one of the best journalists of his era (and, according to some biographers, of any era), and an incredibly eloquent (if somewhat bombastic) speaker and letter writer -- not to mention one of the wealthiest men in the world, especially in the field of newspaper publishing (Brian; Seitz).
In 1878, not even fifteen years since his arrival in the country, Joseph Pulitzer bought his first newspaper company -- the St. Louis Dispatch. The paper was in disarray, but fate intervened in the form of the Evening Post and its owner, John Alvarez Dillon. The two papers were combined and began issuing a joint newspaper that very same day, with Pulitzer immediately taking over the editorial page, which he was quick to put to use then and after…
Boylan, James. Pulitzer's School: Columbia University's School of Journalism, 1903-2003. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
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In addition, they were often enslaved by fellow blacks, capitalizing on the white man's desires, and so, another misconception about slavery is demolished, races did not band together; they worked against each other when enslaving their neighbors.
Slavery ended due to several instances, such as nations becoming larger and larger, taking over more territory, and thus reducing the areas available for slave capture. These areas tended to be small and weak, and when they were taken over, they were no longer acceptable for slave capture (Sowell 115). Serfdom, a popular agricultural solution in Europe, tended to supplant slavery, ending it there, as well. A true philosophy of ending enslavement began in Britain in the 18th century, before that, most civilizations did not view slavery as a problem at all. In fact, the people who first objected were extremely conservation religious members of society, but this is often overlooked or ignored.…
Sowell, Thomas. Black Rednecks and White Liberals. San Francisco, Encounter Books, 2005.
Cesar Chavez: Impact on Society
The story of Cesar Chavez is that of Latin Americans who worked as migrant pickers and farmers in the United States. He is regarded as the most prominent Latino union organizer in the U.S. And he tried to make conditions better for his Hispanic brethren. The main reason for this activism was the problems he saw his family endure as they had to turn to migrant farm work in California during the Great Depression (United Farm orkers). This paper looks at the personal story of Chavez and how that life has continued to impact the lives of others.
Chavez was born in Yuma, AZ to an immigrant family in 1927. The house was very small and made of adobe as most of the houses in the area were so that the family could remain relatively cool during the intense summer days. The family owned…
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Cesar Chavez Legacy. "About Cesar Chavez." Cesar Chavez Legacy.com, 2012.Web.
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Tejada-Flores, Rick. "Cesar Chavez and the UFW." PBS, 2004. Web.
The definition for "subversives" is a bit vague, but Fagen explains that in Argentina and elsewhere in Latin American dictatorships the victims of violent repression tended to be union leaders, liberal political leaders, artistic people in cultural circles, student protest leaders and media personalities (p. 41). The whole point of these horrendous repressive policies was to inspire fear, confusion and "distrust" among the general population. For those who believe the United States' military always stands on the side of democratic movements it may come as something of a shock that the U.S. funded and trained many military outfits during the time of dictators in Latin America.
"An entire generation of Latin American military officers and police were armed, trained, and 'professionalized'" by American police and military leaders (Fagen, 1992, p. 43). Fagen says the repression in Argentina was, in part, designed to "Purge ideological infection"; Argentine present General Jorge Rafael…
Fagen, Patricia Weiss. "Repression and State Security." Fear at the Edge: State Terror and Resistance in Latin America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
Hunter, Wendy. "Continuity or Change? Civil-Military Relations in Democratic Argentina,
Chile, and Peru." Political Science Quarterly 112.3 (1997): 453-475.
Remmer, Karen L. Military Rule in Latin America. University of Texas: Unwin Hyman, 1989.
S. domestic carriers are at period in the industry's history when these factors are already beleaguered by downturns in the global economy, increasing competition from international carriers, and the aforementioned high costs of energy.
Chapter 2: The Impact of Open Skies Agreements on Domestic and International Carriers
Under an open skies agreement, both signatories to the agreement enjoy open access to international airline routes between the two countries as well as eliminating virtually all domestic restrictions on international carriers (Lick, 1998). In an effort to develop more closely integrated pricing and route schedules, signatories to these agreements typically also seek to gain immunity from national antitrust laws (Commercial aviation: Legacy airlines must further reduce costs to restore profitability, 2004). The U.S. Department of Transportation reviews these types of airline alliances from an antitrust perspective and refuses to approval an alliance without a reciprocal open skies agreement with the foreign airline's…
Baker, C. (2004, March 1). Air France-KLM approved; competition regulators in Brussels have approved Air France's takeover of KLM, deciding the consumer comes out of the deal as a net winner. Washington also says it will not oppose the deal. Airline Business, 9.
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This body then has the right and duty, especially if elected to represent to build the laws and enforce the judgment of those laws, as a reflection of the will of the consensus. Locke, having developed a keen sense of a rather radical sense of the rights of the individual and the responsibility of the civil government began his work with the development of what it is that constructs the "natural rights" of man. Locke, therefore begins his Second Treatise on the natural rights of man, as he puts it to illuminate the understanding of the right to rule.
Natural Rights Theory
Locke demonstrates in the beginning of his Second Treatise the idea that the government created by the people can only be so if the people accept that certain rights of nature are true to all men. The development of these rights is not necessary as they are natural…
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Brown, Gillian. The Consent of the Governed: The Lockean Legacy in Early American Culture. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001.
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Univ. Press, 2006.
Promised Land/Black Girl
Ousmane Sembene's short story "The Promised Land," which was later adapted into a film called Black Girl, asks its audience to step into the life and subjectivity of a young Senegalese woman working in France, and attempts to demonstrate the isolation and persecution she experiences. The story opens with police arriving at the villa where the main character, Diouana, has killed herself, and immediately the story reveals the distinct divide between the French and Diouana, as nearly everyone calls her "the black woman" (Sembene 85). From this introduction, Sembene returns to Diouana's origins and traces how she went from an excited young woman to a disillusioned and ultimately suicidal servant, and the result is a tragic, though ultimately enlightening look at the ramifications of colonialism and the implicit racism it leaves as a legacy. Even though it was first published in 1974, the story is still relevant…
Sembene, Ousmane. Tribal scars, and other stories. New York: Inscape, 1974.
" The Great Society initiative included policies concerning increased education assistance, fundamental protections of civil rights and the right of all Americans to vote, urban renewal, Medicare, conservation, beautification, control and prevention of crime and delinquency, promotion of the arts, and consumer protection (President Lyndon B. Johnson's Biography 2009).
The contributions made by President Johnson were both numerous and significant. In this regard, Firestone and Vogt (1988) report that, "As LBJ led Congress to the completion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to a major tax bill, the first significant federal aid to education, and the program of medical care for the aged that had been pending since Harry Truman's day, surely confidence and optimism were not unwarranted" (1). Following his reelection to the presidency in 1964, Johnson was not content to rest on his laurels but continued his quest for improved civil rights in the country. For…
Abbott, Philip. 2005. "Accidental Presidents: Death, Assassination, Resignation, and Democratic
Succession." Presidential Studies Quarterly 35(4): 627-628.
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McNamara. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.