Europe Essays


Liberation Theology Meets Humankind Embrace

individuals to whom Christ's message is conveyed. References Anderson GH and Stransky TF, (eds), (1979). Liberation Theologies in North America and europe (Mission Trends No. 4), Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979 Barnes, M, (2001). "Introduction," in M. Barnes (ed.), Theology and the Social Sciences. Maryknoll: Orbis, xi-xviii. Beed C. and Beed C, (2010). Theology as a Challenge to Social Science, AEJT 16. Berkof H, (1962). Christ and the Powers. Scottdale: Herald. Bianchi E. and Ruether R, (eds.), (1992). A Democratic Catholic Church. New York: Crossroad. Boff L, (1979). Liberating Grace, Maryknoll, New York: Orbis books. Carnegie W. (1914). Democracy and Christian Doctrine,… Continue Reading...

Organizational or Systemic Change

1. Describe one tactical and one strategic intervention that you believe to be critical to managing the implementation of organizational or systemic change. Why are these interventions important to consider when implementing change? Strategic Intervention Leadership application: Pucko and Cater (2010) claim that although a well-designed strategy, human resources, and an effective and sound competency pool, are highly vital to the success of a strategy, ineffective leadership forms a key barrier to effective implementation. The executive board and Chief Executive should concentrate on the numerous organizational interfaces. One of the main challenges to effective execution of organizational strategy is guaranteeing… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

hypothetical firm -- Pharmacare -- and address the issues of corporate responsibility and ethics. Background Information on Case New Jersey-based company, Pharmacare (We CARE about YOUR health®) counts among the leading pharmaceutical firms across the globe. It is reputed for being an ethical, well-managed and caring corporation that manufactures superior-quality products aimed at saving the lives of millions and enhancing the QOL (quality of life) of millions of other people. Its offering constitutes discounted and free medicines to people with low income. Furthermore, the company has a charity sponsoring scholarships and health education programs. Pharmacare's Chief Executive is a Phrma… Continue Reading...

North American Free Trade Agreement (nafta)

Trade Agreements According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative website, which is part of the Executive Office of the President, the United States has trade agreements with a total of twenty countries. Those countries are Austarlia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru and Singpore. Beyond that, there are also regional agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP for shot. There are currently negotiations under way to have a similar agreement which is called the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Project, or… Continue Reading...

Australian Curriculum

the presence of Australia within the West (along with the United States and much of europe) when it comes to global politics and whether the educational priorities and structures in Australia reflect all of this in the proper way. There are some that assert that the Western civilization facets and ideals that are undeniable are not properly or fully represented when it comes to education in Australia. There are others that say that these concerns are "ill-founded" and that the Australian Curriculum is bereft with items and topics that are clearly representative of Western civilization as it exists in… Continue Reading...

Employment Laws in the United Kingdom

The author of this report will offer a summary of two important laws and regulations when it comes to employment in the United Kingdom. Those two pieces of law will be the Employment Rights Act of 1996, commonly known as ERA 1996, and the Equality Act of 2010, commonly known as the EA 2010. For both laws, the particulars, specifics and common requirements for all parties involved, both employee and employer, will be covered. While the two laws covered in this report were pass nearly a generation apart, both of them hold a very important place in the employment law… Continue Reading...

The Workplace and Corporate Culture Of Honeywell

Honeywell's organizational culture emphasizes attention to detail as part of the firm's commitment to excellence, growth, and consumer satisfaction. There are four pillars to Honeywell's organizational culture and the first and foremost is the one that focuses squarely on the employee's need to pay close attention to everything that he or she is expected to do. This includes having leaders who are able to adapt across cultures and be responsive to the complex needs of others who live and work outside the immediate circumference in which the director, leader, manager or lower-level employee is used to operating in (Kelley, 2016,… Continue Reading...

Planning the Future at Galaxy Toys

predominantly dependent on the U.S. market. The company's limited or no presence in the global market, especially in europe, South America and Asia Pacific, puts it at a major disadvantage, particularly in terms of exposure to unfavorable events in the domestic market such as economic recession and market saturation (Hill & Jones, 2013). Nonetheless, there are a number of opportunities the company can capitalize on to enhance its competitive advantage. For instance, technology is a crucial driver of growth in the toy industry. 3D printing and other cutting-edge technologies have increasingly provided significant opportunities for the toy industry, especially… Continue Reading...

Discrimination Case Analysis

Case Statement This case involved a white woman and a black man who had an encounter in a parking lot and there was controversy if discriminatory action ensued. The two, Hope and Dillon, gave two different versions of the encounter. At its very core, the conflict in the case is about racial discrimination. Legal advocates and scholars have given various definitions to racism and have focused on disparate impact and differential treatment. Their definitions can be crystallized into differential treatment occurring when individuals are accorded unequal treatment because of their race and disparate impact occurring when individuals are subject to… Continue Reading...

Sophia Tannis

of its proficient and capable personnel, Sophia Tannis, to their offices in europe. This approach and move is purposed to connect the company's corporate headquarters with the local personnel in europe in addition to the general public. To Tannis, this is a significant point in her career in which she can either progress or see a downfall. However, this major move does not come easy and is filled with significant challenges (Blanchard, 2013). One of these challenges is that the personnel in europe are hesitant in embracing the American culture, approaches and policies. Therefore, in their perspective, Tannis signifies… Continue Reading...

Open Source Software

The term "open source software" has been used to refer to computer software whose source code is available for public use, either exactly the way it is, or after certain alterations are made to it. Such software normally requires no license fee. OSS applications are available for various purposes like web design, communications, office automation, content management, and operating systems (Necas & Klapetek, 2012). One major difference between proprietary software and OSS is license. Just like copyright material, one will nearly always find that software is licensed. Software licenses reveal what use the software is intended for. OSSs are unique… Continue Reading...

Black and White Binary Central to Race Discussion

between this beginning and the racial doctrines advocated in europe, bestowing the black person as an integrally lesser being to the white man. The black women according to the article, are seen even smaller than the black man. Unlike Racial constructivism, structural approaches refer exactly to the inequalities that are systemically entrenched in the normal operations of dominant social organizations. 3.Discuss the six selected theories or interpretations from the constructionist and structural perspectives that were presented in this chapter. When it comes to constructionist, the Social Development Theory can be developed from up under this. It argues that social… Continue Reading...

The Effect Of Globalization on Business

globalization. In today's world, what happens in China, Japan or europe affects other economies. The recent bankruptcy of Hanjin shipping has already caused worry for the upcoming shopping season, as Hanjin was responsible for shipping 8% of the world's commerce. Because of globalization, what happens in Asia does not stay in Asia: it has ripple effects throughout the world. Thus, globalization has its positive benefits (a wider market) and its negative effects (a closer relationship means a greater possibility of being impacted by hiccups on one end of the relationship chain that would otherwise be thought unrelated to one's… Continue Reading...

Hiv and Aids

mostly found in Western Africa and in some cases europe and India (Avert, 2016). Historical Facts and Policies, and Discuss Your Topic's Evolution and Current Status Historical Facts The World Health Organization's (WHO) Exit Disclaimer projects that an approximate 36.9 million people the world over had HIV / AIDS as at December of 2014. 2.6 million of these people were children below the age of 15. WHO Exit Disclaimer estimates that 2 million individuals became infected in 2014. Included in this figure are 220,000 children below age 15. Majority of the children are in sub-Saharan Africa and got the… Continue Reading...

Use Of Self Images in Baroque Art

Self-Images in Baroque Art 'Baroque' is a word that is employed to describe 17th- and early 18th- century European art. The art form signified a shift from Renaissance art's classism and linearity (though a few artists from that period carried on with creating artworks in the older style). Baroque was also characterized by a shift towards drama, motion, theatricality, unpredictability, and impulse. This style thrived in many areas of the European continent including Italy, Spain, Flanders, and the Netherlands, and was marked by some common elements despite the existence of major distinctions between regions and artists. Baroque sculptures and paintings… Continue Reading...

Concert Review

as to symbolize shorthand of a past age's grace and elegance. The setting is ancient europe. A young aristocrat, Octavian (sung in the performance by a mezzo-soprano, making this part one among the most well-known breeches roles), carries on an illicit affair with a Field Marshall's wife (the Marschallin, a feminized usage of German "Marschall"). When the Marschallin's lumbering old relative, Baron Ochs, wishes to make the beautiful young Sophie his wife, the Marschallin arranges for Octavian to be the intermediary for this proposal. However, Octavian and Sophie fall in love and funny machinations result, with all ultimately coming… Continue Reading...

Business Land Scarcity in Hong Kong

supply per capita among 10 comparable metropolises of Asia, America and europe. Thus, the government has an urgent challenge on its hands to solve the land scarcity problem (Bertaud, 1997). Causes of Land Scarcity Land use restrictions and the topography including the steep hills, sea and island inlets are a stumbling block to resolving the problem. One may argue, though, that even though the latter aspects of land constraint are genuine, they also happen to be an attraction and make up a beautiful natural scene in Hong Kong. Regulation, were intended to ration land. This was justifiable given that… Continue Reading...

Dome Of St Peters Basilica

the principles of line and developed the concept of linear perspective, which spread throughout europe, becoming a staple in artistic thought and design (Hartt). In other words, Brunelleschi blended the ancient schools of architecture, mathematics, and aesthetics with the magnificent school of medieval religious thought in order to produce works that were formalistic, humanistic and iconoclastic all at once. To see precisely how he accomplished this feat, it is necessary only to examine some of his most famous architectural works -- beginning of course with the Dome of the Florence Cathedral. To create a dome that would mirror the… Continue Reading...

Apple Investment and Financial Analysis

the United States, the company's manufacturing plants are located in China. Apple also operates in europe, Japan, Canada, and Latin America. (Apple Inc. 2015). Board of Directors Apple Inc. Board of Directors is overseeing by the company CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and other competent senior management. The Board oversees the day-to-day operations of the company as well as assuring the shareholder's long-term interests. Moreover, Apple Inc. Boards take the proactive approach to set the ethical standards by maintaining high ethical approach and responsibility. Based on the information in the proxy statement, Apple Inc. Board of Directors consists of 8… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

be that a culture change in concert with legal changes are all required. Indeed, europe is already learning this lesson at a frenetic pace (BBC, 2016). As far as the legal changes go, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was very much a game-changer when it came to the liberty and rights of minorities. While the law can only go so far, the Civil Rights Act was effective and necessary in that it laid down the gauntlet when it came to racism. Up to that point, the laws and rules about racial discrimination were ambiguous at worst and implied… Continue Reading...

Byzantine Art from the Middle Ages

inspire and, thanks in no small part to the Crusades, the artistic world in europe was receiving more and more patronage -- from dukes, kings, courts, families of stature, pontiffs, churches, princes, and more. Cathedrals began to rise up and touch the sky: the enormity of the Faith was revealing itself -- it was showcasing its awesome stature -- which had really only recently come into its own, thanks in no small part to the acts of Charlemagne in the 8th and 9th centuries (Laux). Byzantine art had been more formal, more staid, more two-dimensional. Its iconography is unmistakable,… Continue Reading...

Maersk Shipping Company Strategic Management Analysis

have declined. Moreover, the costs of sending the containers rates from Shanghai to europe now costs half of what it costs in 2014 affecting the revenue of the Maersk. While the focus of the CEO of Maersk is to ensure that the company revenue continues to grow, however, the goal remains uncertain amidst of the contemporary uncertain market environment. A serious problem that Maersk Oil may face is that their production may be reduced by 50% in 2018 because the license to operate in the Qatar's largest oil field will expire in July 2017. The company Annual Report (2015)… Continue Reading...

Conquering the Energy Industry

My future in the energy industry is bright because I believe I have the academic requirement, skills, and competencies to succeed. My main long-term goal is to become a recognized leader in the energy industry. I believe that if the energy industry is to earn due respect from the general public, then it requires the work and effort of honest, dedicated leaders who are ready to transform it for the better. For starters, I am about to complete my degree, which is the basic requirement for entry into any industry. My main objective is to attain a higher level of… Continue Reading...

Parent and Child Communication Article Review

Keijsers, L., & Poulin, F. (2013, March 11). Developmental changes in parent -- child communication throughout adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 49(12), 2301-2308. doi:10.1037/a0032217 The science of Developmental Psychology purposes and endeavors to elucidate the change that comes about in both children and adults in the course of time. I have decided to focus and lay emphasis on this topic as the most change takes place in the course of a person's lifespan during this particular period (Mcleod, 2012). Further, the topic "Developmental changes in parent-child communication throughout adolescence," lays emphasis on the individual changes and variations in the patterns of change… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Understanding

The following facts have been established with regard to preschoolers' cultural understanding, tolerance, influences and attitudes: • At the early preschool age, kids begin developing definite attitudes with regard to their own ethnic and racial group, and other ethnic/racial groups. • Toddlers are able to tell if people they interact with are different from themselves, and by the time they reach preschool, they are easily able to grasp negative stereotypes. • Caregivers' cultures, views and mindsets are readily adopted by preschoolers. Hence, a caregiver's views of other racial and ethnic groups may shape children's attitudes towards racial/ethnic minorities. • Early… Continue Reading...

Klemperers Diaries and National Socialism

8.] One turning point in the status of Jews in europe was when Jews were forced to wear a yellow star to mark their status as inherently 'other.' Klemperer dreaded this for weeks, finally noting: "The Jewish armband came true as Star of David, comes into force on the nineteenth."[footnoteRef:7] As a result of being marked in such a manner, Klemperer reports experiencing serious depression, and only wanting to leave the house when it was dark, leaving Eva to do most of his errands. This sensation highlights how even though Klemperer, as a result of his marriage, was initially somewhat… Continue Reading...

When Work Disappears

has been home to immigrants from various parts of the world, including europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Today, immigrants comprise a significant proportion of the American workforce. This has affected the country's workforce as a whole. One effect of immigration is that it has increased the supply of labor. Immigration has also resulted in a more diverse workforce. Today, organizations in the U.S. have a workforce comprising individuals of American, European, Latin, African, and Asian origins. This is perhaps a good thing given that workforce diversity has increasingly been termed as crucial for the modern workplace. Nonetheless, immigration… Continue Reading...

Working for International Peace

This aid will include those marshaled and containing troops from the United States, Western europe, and the United Nations in general. It is critical to supply the Nigerian government with the supplies and manpower to counteract the terrorist efforts of Boko Haram. These resources will include increasing surveillance of public places, and systematically attempting to regain territory which Boko Haram has captured. Logic Model or Logframe The logic model for this particular case study will be predicated on determining which counter-terrorist methods are the most effective for regaining territory taken by Boko Haram. The study will utilize a bevy… Continue Reading...

Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage

Business Operations in Your Organization: Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage Organization Selected The company I have chosen to examine is Walmart Stores, Inc. Walmart Store Inc. became originally established in the year 1945 and is in the present day undertaking its operations in retail stores in over twenty seven countries. The company is split into three key segments. These are Walmart International, Walmart United States and Sam's Club. The business undertaken by Walmart as a company encompasses restaurants, superstores, retail stores and also warehouse clubs. The company also undertakes e-commerce through its website Walmart.com. In terms of retail products, the… Continue Reading...

Germanys Economic Policies

German assumed a main part in the fight against europe's sovereign debt crisis. To this end Germany has become an advocate of what can be seen as a European banking union that would include policy changes for bank restricting during a time of crisis. The country also wishes to defend its domestic banking system especially concerning special deposit insurance programs of banks like Sparkassen which are state-owned (Kammlott, 2013). The fiscal policies of Germany lost steam in recent years. The main cause could be political as well as macroeconomic. For example, sovereign debt crises and structural hurdles in other… Continue Reading...

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard As a Person Born on May 5, 1813 in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, Soren Aabye Kierkegaard was a famous philosopher and theologian. He claimed his physical frailty was an oppressive weight that dragged down his healthy spirit, which longed for freedom. At the age of 17, Soren joined Copenhagen University and majored in the field of theology, as his father desired; however, subsequently, he shifted to the field of philosophy. While his education did influence his thoughts, inspiration for his written works actually came from two relationships (with Michael Kierkegaard (Soren's dad) and a failed engagement (to Regine Olsen)… Continue Reading...

Espn and Nba Deal

in more than 100 countries around the world, including europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. With more coverage of NBA events, coupled with increased access of the network's programming via digital platforms, ESPN's competitive advantage in the long run will be boosted. For instance, the company may be better placed to charge more for franchise agreements as the deal is likely to increase revenue potential. This is a particularly important point of consideration as the business of franchising is heavily dependent on a proven business model -- a model with immense and established potential for revenue. Due to increased… Continue Reading...

Genetic Testing

Prenatal genetic testing can prove useful to many expectant mothers under certain conditions. For example, those with inherited illnesses, those with children born with severe defects, those who are high risk of delivering a still born, and women over the age of 34 all present as likely candidates for prenatal genetic testing. It can help them identify what may be wrong with the fetus and what steps to take if something is found. However, pregnant women not at risk for such problems stand not to benefit from prenatal genetic testing as the procedure can be unsafe for the fetus and… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Nigerian Writers in English

Through this paper, I will present my personal response to Ayoola's article, 'Challenges to a new generation of Nigerian writers in English', which was first printed in Cambridge University Press's English Today, 85th Edition, Vol. 22, Issue 1, dated January, 2006. The article's author narrates the challenges new Nigerian writers encounter in an atmosphere that treats rising authors in an unfriendly way. The experiences that are portrayed and analyzed in the article typify the experiences as well as predicament of these new creative writers. Language choice issues -- native tongue or English -- are reviewed, in addition to the many… Continue Reading...

Why My Future in the Energy Industry Is Bright

and the notably decreased dependence on cars in Western europe and North America (Helman). Furthermore, investors in a variety of industrial sectors are distancing themselves from energy companies that are not diversifying (Helman). Therefore, the energy industry does need to include in its diversification portfolios renewables that are profitable and pragmatic. Globally as well as in the United States, tax credits are becoming more common for solar; these tax incentives and government policies coupled with lower prices on solar panels has been driving the energy sector towards solar in particular (Fehrenbacher). By some estimates, "solar will account for 35%… Continue Reading...

How Shopping Mall Have Gone International

the 1950s. Having exhausted the economy in the U.S. developers and investors turned to europe and now are finding welcoming embraces in emerging markets like India, Asia and Latin America. Thus, the shopping mall has truly become international. In Latin America, moreover, professionals are looking for guidance on how to proceed with shopping mall management, development, maintenance, expansion, retail and so on. The ICSC provides them the opportunity to receive instruction and to network -- however, some of the education that is being given them is based on a misguided perspective, in which individuals foreign to the U.S. are… Continue Reading...

Organizing and Leadership Theories

divisions (such as food products and personal care products), or geographic locations (such as North America, europe and Asia) (Altman, 2016). It is important to note that no single structure applies to all organizations. For instance, organizations in vibrant, active industries often require structures that permit agility and responsiveness, while those in stable, staid industries may often succeed with more rigid structures (Felin & Powell, 2016). In addition, an organization may deploy more than one structure at the same time. For instance, an organization may combine the functional and divisional designs, resulting in what is referred to as the… Continue Reading...

Shopping Malls in Latin America

international footprints and where one could meet developers emanating from China, Canada and europe. In turn, this instigated he development and enhancement of living standards across the world (Davila, 2016). As pointed out, there is an increasing yearning for additional professional development from ICSC. In addition, there are mutual plans to develop and open equivalent educational programs throughout Latin America. However, without doubt, there is a significant progression of shopping malls all the way through the Latin America expanse. And with this spread, technologies in management are driving and steering the shopping mall business and Latin American communities closer… Continue Reading...

Changing the Dwi Legislation for Missouri

Addiction 109.6 (2014): 869–874. Print. Fylan, F, and B Grunfeld. Effective Interventions for Speeding Motorists. N.p., 2006. Web. <http://dclg.ptfs- europe.com/AWData/Library1/DepartmentalPublications/Department for Transport/2006/Effective interventions for speeding motorists.pdf>. Karakus, A et al. “Comparison of the Effects of Two Legal Blood Alcohol Limits: The Presence of Alcohol in Traffic Accidents According to Category of Driver in Izmir, Turkey.” Traffic Injury Prevention 16.5 (2014): 440–442. Print. Continue Reading...

Pro Sports and Stadium Construction Trends

different answers depending upon which culture one is discussing. In europe, for instance, the trend today is towards adopting multipurpose venues as a more cost-effective stratagem (Rhodes, 2015). In the U.S., however, team devotion takes precedence over economic sense in many cases. The advantages and disadvantages of constructing a single purpose facility versus a multi-use venue are both economical and social. The social advantages can put succinctly: first, with the growth of pro sports seasons, overlap is now occurring. That means that while an MLB team might have concluded its season prior to the start of NFL in the… Continue Reading...

Glaxosmithkline and Porters Five Forces

Their list of directors and leaders is also representative of India and a lot of the rest of europe (Telegraph, 2016). As for other factors that clearly work in GSK's favor, their tangible assets are clearly growing by the year. In 2011, they had about $8.7 billion. That number has grown every single year since then and now sits at $9.6 billion. When looking at all assets, much the same thing is noticeable. They had $41.08 billion in 2011 but they now have $53.45 billion. In other words, GSK has a massive amount of assets and resources at their… Continue Reading...

East Asian History Questions

.....Zhu Xi understood daotong ( "transmission of the dao" or Confucian orthodoxy). What texts, in sequence, were to be studied? Keeping in mind the context in which he wrote, accept, qualify or refute his position. Central to the evolution of Confucian orthodoxy, the teachings of Zhu Xi understood the transmission of the dao, the daotong, in terms of the natural ordering and hierarchy of the universe, and of universal laws. Daotong is conceptualized as a flow, a transmission of actual energy from a source higher on the cosmological hierarchy, or from the principle of Heaven, tianli (Adler 143). Moreover, the… Continue Reading...

Role Of Labour Market Imperfections in Generating Unemployment

by hindering employment creation, determining wages, and creating wage inequalities (Boeri and Ours, 2013). With reference to europe, this paper analyses the link between labour market imperfections and unemployment. First, a description of labour market imperfections is provided. Then, with empirical evidence from europe, the role of labour market imperfections in generating unemployment is discussed.  Imperfections generally refer to failures. Labour market imperfections, therefore, denote failures in the labour market (Abbritti, Boitami and Damiani, 2012). The failures often emanate from efforts aimed at promoting equity and fairness in the labour market (Manning, 2010). For instance, the government may introduce… Continue Reading...

Culture and Organization

.....organisational environment can be an important source of wellbeing for individuals. This is particularly true if the environment encourages social interactions. Indeed, literature has demonstrated that social interactions in an organisation are crucial for generating positive emotions, which may in turn contribute to desirable employee outcomes such as lower cases of interpersonal conflict, reduced absenteeism, increased loyalty, and higher productivity (Biggio & Cortese, 2013). The connection between positive employee outcomes and positive organisational outcomes cannot be understated. Humans are naturally social beings, and their contact with others is as important as food and other basic needs. Since majority of adults… Continue Reading...

Islam Developing Trade Routes in Africa and Asia

of ancient Islamic areas -- between Asia, Africa, and europe -- helped the Arabians exercise command over the trade routes. A key instance of Islam spread by means of trade is evident with the trade in spice., as the trade routes between Africa, Asia, europe, and Africa passed through African and Arab Islam territories Muslims controlled majority of the trade of spices -- an important commodity in those times. The portable nature of spices, and their essence in everything including medicine, incense, and food, qualified them as significant trade items. The Islamic direct trade activities gave better experience of… Continue Reading...

An Indepth Analysis Of Diversity Management

Second World War era, when males were all deployed to europe to join the war effort, females, supported by the nation's defense sector, took over the industries. They were determined and skillful enough to take part as equals to males and destabilized the extant gender barriers. The year 1997 saw sixty percent of females in the U.S. employed in the workforce (the 1950 figure was 33%) whereas male participation in the workforce, during the same interval of time, declined from 88 to 75%. With the continued expansion of the nation's service economy, more and better prepared females will be… Continue Reading...

A History Of the Life and Voyages Of Christopher Columbus Book

that he came to the belief that the journey and voyage through boat from europe to Asia would not only be conceivable but would also be relatively easy. What is more, owing to great philosophers at the time such as Ptolemy, people already had the idea that the earth was not flat. They disputed Columbus' conception and idea simply because the math that he was using was substantially wrong. As a result, in his voyage, Columbus ended up being lucky as he came across a new land, which though was not Asia, the region he had originally set off… Continue Reading...

Financial Statements Of Xyz Company

to Increase Sales. The Balance. Retrieved from: https://www.thebalance.com/tips-to-increase-retail-sales-2890274 Perumal, S. V. (2016). Qatar taking 'aggressive' stance in europe to mitigate LNG risks. Gulf Times. Retrieved from: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/517064/Qatar-taking-aggressive-stance-in-europe-to-mitiga Continue Reading...

Native American Art in Southwest

The scene resembles depictions of pagan worshippers in the indigenous communities of europe. Therefore, this piece is reminiscent of the ways Europeans denigrate other cultures by making them seem "exotic," and almost dangerous. Contrary to Leigh's "Visions of Yesterday," here the painter seems to ascribe to the "noble savage" stereotype of the Native American. Robert Lindeaux's "The Trail of Tears" captures one of the most egregious acts in American history. As with Leigh's "Visions of Yesterday," Lindeaux seems to understand the emotional content of what he paints, and does not seem to be engaging in "othering." In this painting,… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

and Complicity It is impossible to understand or write about Africa's history without considering its relationship with continents like europe and America. It is imperative that a discussion of the subject concentrate on Africans' pivotal shaping of world history (Lindsay, 2007). Europeans (i.e., Englishmen, Dutchmen, the Portuguese, and the French) contributed only superficially to shaping Africa's history during the Atlantic era's first two centuries, engaging in merchandizing and goods transportation between sea coasts. Only after 1640 did the Europeans, in what is known as the 2nd Atlantic Era (1640-1800s), begin demanding slaves and raw materials, commencing their cruel influence on… Continue Reading...

Quantitative Easing

Easing Quantitative easing is a fiscal policy where the United States Federal Reserve buys long-term assets, usually securitized by mortgages and also U.S. treasuries. This is done with the main aim of decreasing the long-term interest rates. Low interests also favor the individual investors. This is an advantage to the American economy as it has plenty of investments coming into the country (Cochrane, 2011). Quantitative Easing was used to stimulate the economy following the "Great Recession." At the start of the financial crisis, the European Central Bank did not decrease its rates. However, when the Lehman Brothers' institution collapsed, the… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

risk management. The United States' SIF (Social Investment Forum) and europe's EUROSIF (Sustainable Investment Forum) predicted the 2012 SRI market's size at approximately fourteen and eleven percent AUM in europe and America, respectively. Eurosif's 2010 analysis of SRI markets indicated that the region's SRI market increased twice within the past couple of years in spite of the global financial downturn. Overall SRI AUM grew from the December 2008 figure of 2.7 trillion Euros to five trillion Euros in a one-year span. The 2012 American SRI report showed 3.74 trillion dollars' worth overall SRI assets by the end of 2011,… Continue Reading...

Behn’s Oroonoko and Its Character Symbolization

Aphra Behn's Oroonoko is a tale of Coramantien prince and victorious general, Oroonoko, who loses his heart to the lovely Imoinda. First published in the year 1688 when African slavery through the barbaric trans-Atlantic slave business became established as an economic, transcontinental system, this tale draws on the popular literary themes of aristocratic romance, social censure and travel narrative. It indicates a few ways in which the British were starting to view cultural and racial disparities and their personal contribution to the slave business and colonialism. Behn's tale, somewhat broadly, is one text that demonstrates the way European literature on… Continue Reading...

Cross Cultural Impact Of China on Vietnam Today

Vietnam and China: Acculturation's Apparitions And Certain Realities Behind Them" The Vietnamese people have a lengthy history that dates back at least two millennia. The ancestors of modern Vietnamese people lived in the Red River delta of northern Vietnam and were subsequently conquered by the Chinese, becoming part of the early Chinese empire. By the first century CE, Vietnam succeeded in becoming a suzerainty of the Chinese empire and it remained in this capacity for the next 900 years. During these ten centuries, the Vietnamese people were heavily influenced by several aspects of Chinese culture and society, including its political… Continue Reading...

Vietnamese History Throughout the Centuries

Ly, Tran, and Ho Epochs The Dai Viet Kingdom had its origin in the middle of the 10th century until around the middle of the 11th century, when local chiefs were able to vie for control in what is now Land of Viet However, regionalism is the pattern. As the Northern Tang dynasty crumbled, it lost control over South (which are now parts of Northern Vietnam) The weakening of Northern Tang gradually led to the emergence of the Dai Viet kingdom There was still a lot of in fighting, though. Chieftan Dinh Bo Lihn conquered the "Twelve Warlords" and established… Continue Reading...

Questions Concerning Employment

Inclusive workplace level 3 means inclusion of disadvantaged groups via national/state collaborations and refers to values that progress organizational policies concerning disadvantage populations like youth in distress, welfare recipients, and domestic violence victims. The inclusive workplace at this level perceives such populations as a potentially upwardly mobile and stable workforce. Thus, policy strategies will be to invest in evening educational classes, on-the-job training, and so forth. An exclusionary organization would readily dispose of such workers or even not hire them altogether. The focus in workplace inclusion level 3 is social class and issues of race and gender due to women… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Strategies

established manufacturing facilities in Singapore as well as Spain to meet the demands for Asia and europe respectively (Lee, 2004). Despite the fact that Washington continued to be the location where the company developed new printers, Singapore grew into the biggest production facility because HP required economies of scale for its imminent survival. Towards the mid-90s, the company realized that manufacturing technologies for printers had advanced and progressed and that it could subcontract manufacturing to wholesalers wholly. Subsequently, Hewlett-Packard achieved cost reductions and continued to be a leader in an extremely competitive market (Lee, 2004). Towards sustaining its status… Continue Reading...

Maison Lanvin Company Analysis

wears for men, and children. Lanvin sells their products through retail stores in europe, the Unite States, Brazil, Middle East, and Miami. b- Company objectives The Lanvin objective is to update men and women's Fashion by modernizing and updating classic pieces. Lavin objective matches c- Products and/or services Lanvin products consist of clothing, accessories, apparel, jewelry, shoes, perfume, and purses. The company designs clothing for men, women and children. The men's collection include t-shirts, trench coat, sweatpants and cardigans. The accessories consist of a hat, sunglasses, key ring, purse, scarf, wallet, and waist belt. The Lanvin women clothing are… Continue Reading...

Hiv Aids Infrastructures Around the World

/ AIDS in Africa, 3,4 million in the Americas, 3.5 million in Southeast Asia, 2.5 million in europe, 330,000 in the Eastern Mediterranean and 1.4 million in the Western Pacific regions (Global health observatory data, 2016). At present, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that there are approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV / AIDS as of year-end 2015 and just under half (46.3%) or about 17 million of these sufferers were receiving some form of antiviral therapy, a figure that includes 2 million people who began treatment at some point during 2015 (HIV / AIDS, 2016). In… Continue Reading...

Greek Debt Crisis

spite of having less than stellar fiscal discipline. It had a trade deficit and when the Great Recession struck europe in 2009, Greece was in no condition to stabilize. Even well before the Recession, Greece's credit rating had been going down (before finally being junked in 2010). Thus, in 2010, it applied for aid to the IMF (along with the EC and ECB -- the three of which made up the Troika, promising Greece over 100 billion Euros in loans to "bail" the country out of its debt and pending sovereign default. The loan was to cover the country… Continue Reading...

Grounding Of the Natuna Sea

Sea: A Review of Practice and Research Needs in europe, International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, viewed 24 December 2016, <http://www.itopf.com/fileadmin/data/Documents/Papers/dispersants_MPB.pdf> De La Rue, C. & Anderson, C.B 2015, Shipping and the Environment, 2nd ed., Routledge, New York. Eighth Fundamental Traffic Safety Program 2006, Part 2: Maritime Traffic Safety, Eighth Fundamental Traffic Safety Program, viewed 24 December 2016, <http://www8.cao.go.jp/koutu/kihon/keikaku8/english/part2.html> Ferguson, I 2002, Issues Facing the Insurer with Specific Reference to the NATUNA SEA Incident, PAJ Oil Spill Response Programme, viewed 24 December 2016, <http://www.pcs.gr.jp/doc/esymposium/2002/2002_Ian_Ferguson_E.pdf> Forrest, C 2016, State Cooperation in Combating Transboundary Marine Pollution in South East Asia, Australian and… Continue Reading...

Islam and the Turkish State

Turkish leaders, have recognized that Turkey takes a unique geopolitical position in the world. At the literal crossroads between europe and Asia, and with economic power centered on one of the world's largest and historically most-powerful cities in Istanbul, Turkey has always faced in both directions. After all, the Ottomans crossed into the Balkans before they turned their attention south. It is not difficult to see that part of Turkey's geopolitical power rests with its status as a crossroads culture, adaptable to both European culture and values, and to Islamic ones as well. Turkey's turn to NATO and one-time… Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

.....employee data to answer some human resources related questions using the SPSS software. The screenshots of the entire data are presented in the Appendix 1 and Appendix 2. The report provides the findings for the HR (human resources) issues after carrying out the data analysis of employee's data. The outcome of the analysis reveals that workers between 25 and 55 years of age form the largest percentage of employees in the organization where the mean age of all the entire workforce is 39.19 years. However, workers between 18 and 29 years of age consist of 30.4% of the workforce. However,… Continue Reading...

The Grand Chessboard Book Analysis

the first dominant superpower, although Eurasia still retains its geopolitical strategic importance, nevertheless, europe has started exerting global political and economic power. Additionally, Asia and Eastern regions have been exerting political influence and achieving economic growth. In the book, Brzezinski discussed the post-cold war geopolitical strategy, and emphasized on American global supremacy. Theoretically, America continues dominating the political and economic arena employing different strategies to minimize strategic risks. For example, the United States divided Eurasia into four regions in order to dominate the global systems. According to Brzezinski, (1998), sources of the U.S. economic growth are its democratic and… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

aggression and prejudice stemming from the disagreement between conflicting religious groups and philosophies in europe. Thus, religion entailed personal agreement with a collection of beliefs, a private mindset or individuals' personal orientation within the conditions outlined by Enlightenment-inspired contemporary liberalism. One impact of the above approach was, in diverse forms and ways, official separation of religion from governance in modern Northern europe (although with varying tones and levels of smoothness). This process represents religion's individualization. This cultural transition has permitted considerable trialing and individual liberty to examine religious alternatives, which have proved critical to, say, the development of the… Continue Reading...

Contemporary Art 21st Century Asia

Shiota shows how 21st century Japanese art mirrors its counterparts in North America and Northern europe. Chiharu Shiota's installations are cerebral and conceptual, as well as being large. Central to the artist's approach to installations is interactivity, not in the digital sense, but in an organic way as with Perspectives (2004), which was "made with more than 300 donated shoes accompanied by handwritten notes from each donor, confiding one personal memory," (Winners, 2016). Interactivity is also achieved in the preference for abstract and provocative performance art that requests deep audience engagement divorced from the colonialist gaze. For example, Ei… Continue Reading...

Pacific Island and Aboriginal Art 1980

Art, ritual, and religion are inseparable in the aboriginal societies of Oceania. Aboriginal myths of creation and the Dreamtime are rendered in art and permeate the various types of art found throughout indigenous Australia from bark and rock paintings to the modern renditions on canvas. Similarly, the art of Pacific Islands before 1980 is inseparable from their cultural contexts. The concept of art is different in the Pacific Islands than it is for the Europeans who colonized the region. Therefore, it is important to understand both aboriginal and Pacific Island art within their own historical, cultural, and social worldview. Art… Continue Reading...

Diversity and Cultural Assessment

.....leader is someone that has confidence, enthusiasm, and vision. Many leaders exist in the world. However, most leaders can only lead well at home. Global leaders transcend cultural diversity and differences and provide effective leadership behaviors within any context. This is because they are aware of the key differences cultures have and can group them in such a way that allows for easier understanding and successful strategy implementation. Because cultural style can dictate the ethical perception of a leader in terms of authority, power, and influence, this paper will focus on diversity and ethical decision-making and its influences on leadership… Continue Reading...

Muslim Americans and the Impact Of September 11th

the world became suspect -- not just in the United States.[footnoteRef:5] Wars erupted in the Middle East, refugees flooded europe; violence escalated there -- and more terror attacks occurred -- in France, Germany, Brussels, Boston, California, Orlando, Ohio. The relationship between the West and the Arab world was full of tension. America, being the leader of the free world, was partly responsible for this course of events. Having suffered the greatest attack on its soil in history on 9/11, it responded with aggression and a ramping up of security measures that changed America from the welcoming "nation of immigrants"… Continue Reading...

Economic Inequality and Austerity Motivator for Revolution

Economic inequality occurs when there is a gap in the economic well beings of a group of individuals in a given country. In the Arab world, the economic inequality is one of the major factors that leads to the political violence because a discontent generated from a gap has been the major determinant of violent behavior. Typically, income inequality has a strong correlation with mass violence, and the higher the level of income inequality, the higher the probability of mass violence and political revolution. In 2010, a 26-year-old grocery vendor set himself ablaze in Tunisia because the police confiscated his… Continue Reading...

Psychological Case Study Using Ipt

Dawn's presenting problems, such as a sleep-related disorder and anxiety symptoms, it is possible that she may be diagnosed with a mild depression, or to use the DSM-V code, F32.0 Major depressive disorder, single episode, mild. Measured on the Ham-D scale of depression, Dawn's score will likely fall between 9-12 (Weissman, Markovitz & Klerman, 2007). However, monitoring Dawn over time will be necessary to see if the depression is recurrent. It is unclear when her "feeling stressed" about her grades began, exactly, or when her sleep patterns started to be disrupted. Therefore, if a DSM-V diagnosis is necessary, the F32.0… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is one of the world's largest, oldest, and most beautiful airports. As the principal aviation gateway of the city and county of Honolulu on Oahu in the State of Hawaii, HNL is also identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. Total traffic now exceeds 21 million passengers a year and is rising (Honolulu International Airport, 2016). Owned and operated by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, HNL covers 4,520 acres of fast and submerged land. The airport itself is larger than the major resort destination of Waikiki, which is located 10… Continue Reading...

How Confucianism Impacted China

helped to unite the land -- much as Christianity helped to unite the various peoples of europe following the fall of Rome in the Dark Ages. And just as the monarchies of europe in the Middle Ages used that religion to serve as a guiding principle for all walks of life, the monarchies of China during the same period embraced Confucianism -- that is, until Buddhism began to spread through China and become more and more popular. One of the reasons that the Han dynasty found Confucianism so appealing was its insistence on natural morality -- on the concept… Continue Reading...

Research Methods

and indicators are mentioned to be applicable to other European nations, can they be applied outside europe, for instance, in nations such as Brazil, India and China? Does the fact that there are different understandings and operationalizations of sustainable development and fluctuating objectives of the indicators mean that the same cannot be applicable to different contexts? A follow-up to this study might be constructed by undertaking sustainability assessments. This will include ascertaining the various targets set by an expanse, for a certain time period, for instance, 2030 and 2050. The second phase would be calculating a trend line over… Continue Reading...

Gothic Literature in 18th Century England

Relationship of "The Old English Baron" and "Vathek" to 18th Century English Gothic Fiction The rise of Gothic fiction in English literature coincided with the advent of the Romantic Era at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century. Gothic masterpieces such as Shelley's Frankenstein, Lewis's The Monk, and Stoker's Dracula would capture the imagination by fueling it with the flames of horror, suspense, other-worldliness and mystery. These elements are significant because the Age of Enlightenment had been characterized by a cold, objective, analytical focus on nature and humankind. It had been based on the concept… Continue Reading...

English Protestant Clergy in Literature

change (the world was undergoing a radical transformation from a once Catholic europe to a now fractured and splintered multi-religious network of nations). England herself was changing and becoming a mighty European power (soon it would be contending with the Napoleonic armies). English pride was a very real thing, and these clergymen represent that pride. They also represent some of the ignorance and innocence that such persons, who separate themselves from the rest of humanity, typically embody. By thrusting their characters into real world scenarios, Goldsmith, Sterne and Fielding take the Church of England clergy out of their insulated… Continue Reading...

Moral Issues with Internet Privacy

It is seldom possible to draw a sharp line of distinction between what's wrong and what's right. Everybody has their own distinctive view with regard to the major moral challenges linked to internet privacy, right from social media privacy to governmental surveillance. However, all stories have two sides, and this necessitates a closer examination of a few existing moral issues associated with internet privacy. Firstly, one needs to examine the chief element of guidance provided by the law on the matter of internet privacy. Possibly the most straightforward moral problem under the 'internet privacy breach' umbrella is malicious software (e.g.,… Continue Reading...

19th Amendment

Foundation An extensive period in US history has witnessed specific segments of the nation's population (such as females, Blacks, etc.) deprived of voting rights. The female suffrage movement or struggle for winning voting rights for females continued throughout the major part of the 1800s and into the early 1900s[footnoteRef:1]. While a few states allowed female participation in elections, both as contesters and voters, before the 19th Amendment's enforcement, its ratification on 18th August, 1920 ensured voting rights were extended to every woman in America[footnoteRef:2]. Ever since its ratification, US society has universally acknowledged female voting rights. [1: William W. Hodes,… Continue Reading...

Diagnosing Change at Fedex

logistics, and customs support services. With its headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., the organisation has operations in the Americas, europe, Asia Pacific, as well as Africa and Middle East. As of 2015, the firm's revenues surpassed $47 billion, with net income and assets exceeding $2 billion and $37 billion, respectively. The firm is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, an S&P 500 component, and employs more than 300,000 employees (FedEx, n.d.). HR Practice Requiring Change FedEx has severally been named as one of the best organisations to work for in the U.S. thanks to its innovative HR practices,… Continue Reading...

Chesapeake Middle Colonies Georgia and the Carolinas

British colonizers took a different approach as compared to Dutch and French settlers in America. The former actively pursued their apparent "God-given" power to carry out farming, fishing and hunting activities within Native Americans' lands and water resources. Chesapeake and Middle Colonies The region lying between the Chesapeake (i.e., Virginia and Maryland) and the New England colonies encompassed New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware (i.e., "middle colonies") which were formerly Dutch colonies. By the year 1670, the largely-Protestant migrant group from the Netherlands boasted the world's biggest mercantile fleet as well as the loftiest living standards. They were in… Continue Reading...

Feminist Perspective Of the Sex Industry

Prostitution and Feminism: Questions for a Modern Society In answer to the question of whether prostitution is just another line of work, the most comprehensive and simplest answer is to say, no, it is not. The reason for this is that there are too many complexities associated with prostitution -- not just ethical and moral issues -- but also social, legal, economic, political, safety, and theoretical issues that color the sex industry. True, one could argue that any field of labor or industry could be discussed using the same terms, but the issue with prostitution is that it is a… Continue Reading...

Kiwi Medical Devices Limited

in New Zealand and with strong presence in Asia and europe, Kiwi's major markets are in North America, which comprises 46% of its overall sales (Fawcett, 2014). Being in North America, Mexico is better compared to the other three countries in terms of not only proximity to the company's major markets, but also costs. Indeed, as explained in the case study, North America offers better costs than New Zealand; and it is much cheaper to transport goods from the North America to europe than from New Zealand or europe (Fawcett, 2014). Furthermore, though China and Indonesia offer large markets… Continue Reading...

Negative Interest Rates Analysis

by Risk Bank (2016) shows that NIRP has an impact on bank profitability in europe. Essentially, banks need to have excess capital to provide loans to companies and households. At Eurozone, many banks have recorded low profitability for a long time thereby having negative effects on capitalization and limiting their supply for loans. Despite the risky aspects of negative interest rate, the policy is still beneficial to the whole economy because it has improved financial conditions of many advanced economies. For example, the policy is effective in reducing liquidity and money market rates by lowering bank lending rates for… Continue Reading...

Uk Trade Policy and Its Departure from the Eu

of this move towards autonomy by Britain is the possibility of further destabilization across europe. As Dhingra, Ottaviano and Sampson (2016) point out, the EU is Britain's "most important trade partner, accounting for half of all UK exports and imports" -- that is, 15% of the UK's GDP (p. 2). However, with the European economy flailing and nationalism rising in many countries from the U.S. to Italy to the Netherlands to Russia to the Philippines to France and so on, there is a major economic incentive to adopt a policy that is to some degree mercantilist-protectionist and to another… Continue Reading...

Global Comparisons in Workplace Discrimination

of workplace discrimination on people's physical health have also taken place in other parts of the world. In europe, there have been reported instances of stress signs owing to factors such as discrimination, sexual aggravation, intimidation and physical vehemence, thereby having a negative impact on their physical and mental welfare. This is indicative of the aspect that workplace discrimination had negative impacts on an individual's physical health. Mental Health Research undertaken by Pavalko et al. (2003) measured the stress levels of women before and after facing discrimination in the workplace. Results indicated that their stress levels significantly increased subsequent… Continue Reading...

Work Life Balance and Positive Outcomes for Organizations and Employees

In the contemporary business world, employee performance is a fundamental determinant in the attainment of organizational goals and objectives. For this reason, organizations come up with various ways of motivating their workforce so as to ensure there is a high employee performance. Work life balance is a largely significant observable fact that is of considerable concern to different employees in an organization. In delineation, work life balance is expediting and fast-tracking between one's work, which encompasses career and aspiration and one's lifestyle, which encompasses health, leisure and family. This goes beyond emphasizing on the work role and personal life of… Continue Reading...

Solow Growth Model and Unemployment

that in turn will stabilize an economy, compressing the business cycle. 2. Since 1975, europe has had higher rates of unemployment, while other major economies (US, Japan and Canada) have typically had lower rates of unemployment than European nations. Within europe, there is considerable variability in unemployment rates, with Spain showing particular volatility in its rate, but also France and Italy having persistently higher unemployment rates Most unemployment in the UK is composed of unemployed women, though there has been a general decline in long-term unemployment, implying a shift towards more unemployment, but that being more temporary in nature. Youth… Continue Reading...

Minority Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

right ethnicity or gender can limit personal and professional opportunities. Following this epiphany, I traveled to europe where I met my American husband and we visited the U.S. in 2004 and my husband, daughter and I ultimately relocated here in 2009. My "you-live-here-now" culture shock was so intense when I realized that even though the United States was (supposed to be) eons ahead of South Africa with its freedom and racial issues, the harsh realities were so much different. I quickly learned that "apartheid," "slavery," "segregation," or whatever we want to name it, even though no longer officially sanctioned in… Continue Reading...

Planning for End Of Life Care

The death of elderly individuals takes place in different circumstances and settings such as painless death at home or painful death in a healthcare facility. Social workers have an important role in planning end-of-life care as part of providing essential social support to elderly individuals. The role of social workers in this process is attributable to the significance of their professional practice in a multidisciplinary palliative care team in hospice and hospital settings (Watts, 2013). Since the death of elderly individuals occurs in a variety of conditions and settings, social workers need to plan for end-of-life care. The planning and… Continue Reading...

Social Psychology

.....starting point for research, I am selecting Scenario Two: Police Interrogations and False Confessions. The reason why I am selecting scenario two is that I have some degree of familiarity with the subject, and am fascinated by the ways people behave under pressure from authority figures, particularly law enforcement. I am also interested in scenario three related to the psychological aspects of disaster preparedness, but am more interested and concerned with criminal justice generally. Therefore, I narrowed down my selection of the scenarios mainly because of personal interest and curiosity about the subject matter, which motivates my desire to conduct… Continue Reading...

Incompatibility Between Islam and Human Rights

can never be compatible with the human rights law". (Rehman, (2014 p 5) The Court of Human Rights in europe also points out that Sharia is incompatible with the human rights laws and principles of democracy. The Court affirms that it is difficult to respect human rights with a supporting regime. For example, the legal status of women under the Sharia law is incompatible with the legal status of women under the UDHR. Women have the same rights with men under the traditional UDHR. Under Sharia law, women rights are limited. Women do not have freedom of movement. In… Continue Reading...

Globalisation and Business Cultures and Practices

and Basel III) provides guidelines for best banking practices. Many countries around the globe, notably North America and europe, rely on these guidelines to ensure the stability of their financial system. The guidelines have remarkably driven financial market efficiency across the globe. The increased uniformity of business practices is not restricted to the financial industry. The modern global manufacturing industry is now heavily influenced by practices that originated in Japan. Management practices based on models such as total quality management (TQM) and lean principles are now popular across the globe. This uniformity of business practices may not have been… Continue Reading...

Organizational Leadership

How might researchers study the effectiveness of inclusive leadership with regard to overall organizational effectiveness and competitiveness? Why is this effective methodology? Researchers may achieve this by combining longitudinal and cross-sectional technique. The sample for the research will be chosen from the whole economic sector or from maximum possible industries such as banks, telecommunication, the public sector, construction and building, hospitality, agriculture, and so forth. This way, generalization of extended and replicated study outcomes may be achieved more confidently for a bigger group of individuals. Respondents will be administered the following Likert scales: Inclusive Leadership, Personnel Creativity, Personnel Work Engagement,… Continue Reading...

Global Warming in 21st Century

that developed countries are the greatest contributors of global warming. Statistics indicate that the U.S., Canada, europe, Japan, Russia, Mexico, India, China, Brazil, and Indonesia account for more than 70% of all global emissions; with the U.S., Canada, Japan, europe, and Russia leading in terms of per capita emissions (BBC News Magazine, 2016). Nonetheless, developed countries are the least affected. With more wealth and resources, developed countries are better placed to adapt and respond to the consequences of global warming (Maguire, 2014). Among other things, we have erected flood defenses, allocated a substantial amount of funds to flood insurance,… Continue Reading...

Main Themes in the Film Yentl

film "Yentl" "Yentl" is a tale set in 19th century Poland, portraying a vivacious, independent little girl called Yentl from the Polish Jewish community, who was doggedly determined to follow her dreams despite knockbacks. Yentl obstinately wishes to pursue education in a community where academics, particularly Jewish religious learning, is strictly reserved for males only and is forbidden for girls. Posing as a youth, Yentl, however, flouts all societal rules and prohibitions with the strength of character that goes well with the personality of Barbra Streisand, who is the director, producer and co-writer of this remarkable movie. Although the film… Continue Reading...

Evolution Of the Use Of Boneset

Boneset (Eupatorium Perfoliatum ) Herb Eupatorium perfoliatum comes in various names depending on the geographical regions. Some of the most common names are feverwort, Indian sage, sweating plant, wild Isaac, vegetable antimony among many others. The botanical name is boneset, of the family Asteracea/compositae. The herb Boneset, as the name suggests, was traditionally meant to relieve bone aches or deep bone pain that was associated with dengue fever. It was first commonly used among the Antive Americans and European settlers especially to manage fevers. By the mid 19th Century, boneset had become common and well used among the settlers in… Continue Reading...

Southernization and Westernization

latter of those two terms refers to certain developments that first occurred in Western europe. Indeed, the advent and emergence of exploration and colonization led to the spread of a singular culture or set of cultures around the world. Indeed, the spread of the cultures endemic and native to the Southern parts of Asia did much the same thing from 500 to 1300 CE [footnoteRef:1]. Another part of the lexicon and vernacular that is shifting is the use of period titles and conventions, with the post-classical era being a good example. Obvious, there are trends and examples that are… Continue Reading...

How Cultures Influence Teams

US Office of Trade Representative The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) is organized through the Executive Office of the President and works to coordinate and administer trade policies all over the globe (USTR, N.d.). USTR provides trade policy leadership and negotiating expertise in its major areas of responsibility, including such services as: • Bilateral, regional and multilateral trade and investment issues • Expansion of market access for American goods and services • International commodity agreements • Negotiations affecting U.S. import policies • Oversight of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Section 301 complaints • Trade, commodity, and… Continue Reading...

Asian Bioethics and Towards Reconciliation

Bioethics has been dominated by a European model, with European worldviews and philosophies dominating the discourse. This is true in academia as well as in public policy. The need for global bioethics discourse is pressing, because the life sciences are no longer regional or provincial in scope. For example, there has been a lot of speculation as to the progress made in East Asian cloning laboratories, particularly in China and South Korea. Claims that scientists have successfully cloned human beings are unsubstantiated. However, the speculation does give rise to an important need to discuss bioethics from an East Asian perspective,… Continue Reading...

Ethnic Self Identity

Introduction According to Phinney and Alipuria (1987), ethnic self-identity is the sense of self that an individual feels; being a member of an ethnic group, along with the behavior and attitudes with that feeling (p. 36). The authors point out that the development of ethnic identity is an evolution from the point of an ethnic identity that is not examined through an exploration period, so as to resonate with a specified and attained ethnic identity (p. 38). Ethnic identity refers to a feeling, attitude and identification of one with the behavior and character of people of a specified culture and… Continue Reading...

Hsms Gap Analysis Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments

HSMS Gap Analysis and Hazard Identification Risk Assessments Description of APM Terminals Legal Environment Review of the Health and Safety Management System Description Gap Analysis Hazard Identification Physical Hazards Health and Welfare Hazards Risk Assessment Physical Hazard -- Working at Height - Scaffolding Health & Welfare Hazard -- Noise Action Plans Action Plan 1 - Management System Action Plan 2 -- Hazards and Risks Barbour Checklist: BS OHSAS 18001 Audit Checklist Occupational health and safety management has numerous benefits for business, not only an employer's duty of care, a legal and moral obligation but also critical part of business equal… Continue Reading...

Kuwaiti Public and Private Sector Job Market

who soon outnumbered Kuwaiti nationals by 1960. Most of the country's initial labor immigrants originated from Asia, europe, and North America. However, these labor immigrants were hired as contract workers despite their role in the country's economic development during this period. While the country later embarked on initiatives to hire more locals, the record oil price increase since 2003 made the government to resume hiring huge numbers of foreign workers. In 2012, non-Kuwaitis accounted for 69% of the country's total population, which implies that Kuwaitis are minorities in their own country and contributed to a demographic imbalance that has… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Syrian Refugee Crisis on Marketing Arena

which has resulted in the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees into europe (Kleintop & Schwab, 2015). This text considers the implications of the Syrian refugee crisis on the marketing arena. Attention is particularly paid to the impact of the crisis on industries as well as marketing strategy for businesses in europe. With the ongoing civil war in Syria, europe has received the largest number of refugees in decades (Kleintop & Schwab, 2015). Whereas the crisis presents considerable political and security challenges for European governments, it also offers significant opportunities for businesses in europe. According to Marcus (2016),… Continue Reading...

Ikea Invading America

had become the largest furniture retailer globally by 2002, with 154 stores in 22 countries (in europe, Asia, and North America), 286 million customers, and approximately $12 billion in sales. The company retails a wide range of home furniture and furnishings, including beds, kitchen cabinets, kitchen tables, sofas, dressers, as well as alarm clocks and trash cans. Entering the American market was not an easy undertaking for IKEA, particularly due to the dominance of players like Wal-Mart, Office Depot, Costco, and a chain of other high-end and low-end retailers. The company established its first store in the U.S. in… Continue Reading...

World History

universal vision that would endure during later eras. For instance, chroniclers of medieval europe typically embarked on their accounts by first summarizing biblical history, inclusive of the creation of the universe and ancient Christian, Jewish and Roman experiences.[footnoteRef:3] [2:. Jerry H. Bentley, Civilization as a Global Project: Sedentary and Nomadic Societies in Cross-Cultural History, ed. Susan Porter Benson, Stephen Brier, and Roy Rosenzweig (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997), 34.] [3:. Bentley, A Companion to Western Historical Thought, 394.] Ross E. Dunn believes that the overall discipline known as history was encapsulated through a proficiency-focused vision with careful emphasis to… Continue Reading...

Chinese Literature

Female Agency in Short Stories There are numerous points of similarity between Eileen Chang's "Shame, Amah!" and Wang Anyi's "Granny". Both stories depict the lives of Chinese domestic workers. Moreover, each tale is set during the same time period -- the years surrounding the Second World War. Furthermore, both of the authors are Chinese and display a marked affinity for the intimate details surrounding Chinese culture, which factors prominently in each respective tale. Still, there is a distinct point of differentiation in these works when it comes to the notion of female agency, and how it is displayed in each… Continue Reading...

Applied Social Psychology

Social Psychology The term 'applied social psychology' is used to denote a methodical utilization of socio-psychological models, study approaches and outcomes, concepts, ideologies, and intervention approaches for comprehending or ameliorating social issues. Psychologists belonging to this subfield concentrate on comprehending and solving practical issues and coming up with intervention approaches to enhance individual, organizational and societal response to social issues. While this domain's chief concern is the generic tackling of practical and social issues revolving around the environment, education, and so forth, social psychology may also help enrich people's lives (Schneider, Gruman, & Coutts, 2012). Social psychological theories offer prescriptions… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

Chapter 1 Globalization is delineated as the socio-economic transformation and development process of eradicating trade, investment, cultural information technology, and political barriers across nations. The benefits of globalization include increased growth in the economy, political integration in various expanses, and interdependence among countries of the world. The key international institutions that facilitate globalization include the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). To begin with, the IMF plays a significant role in global financial stability by facilitating global trade that promotes job creation, poverty reduction and economic growth. It also encourages exchange rate stability… Continue Reading...

Greco Persian War

the 5th century BCE. The Persian Empire under Darius was expanding westward into europe, and had targeted the powerful Greek states, particularly Athens, in order to capture what was the major power in the region at the time. The Greeks were able to hold their territory, and as a result they were able to preserve their civilization. The Persian Empire was probably the largest and most powerful at the time. The empire has spread across Asia Minor, Thrace and Macedonia, and was targeting peninsular Greece. The Persians led a cosmopolitan force, emblematic of their empire, which had religious freedom,… Continue Reading...

Child Development

Infancy is the stage between birth and two years of age. This stage is characterized by rapid physical growth than any other stage of life. Very interesting changes occur in this couple of years. Brain development also occurs rapidly at this stage. Prior to birth, the unborn baby has most of the brain cells, but not all. There is a very rapid development of the neural connections between the cells. Contrary to what most people think, the baby is not entirely helpless. It is capable of all the basic activities required to sustain life -- breathing, suckling, swallowing and excretion.… Continue Reading...

Multinational Companies

for Samsung and Lenovo executives managing the firms' subsidiaries in europe or North America, for instance, to make and enforce managerial decisions that exemplify the characteristics of a high-power distance society. In other words, as Samsung and Lenovo are strongly rooted in the Asian culture, their HRM practices in their foreign subsidiaries are likely to reflect home-country practices. Literature has extensively demonstrated the influence of the country-of-origin effect on HRM strategy in MNCs. In a study of 419 American, European, and Japanese subsidiaries operating in Korea, Yu, Park and Cho (2007) found that the country-of-origin effect significantly influenced the… Continue Reading...

Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

Culture English writing has taken a new evolutionary path in its development since Independence. India was observed post-colonially by English writers of Indian origin. While new ideas were being developed, emphasis was placed on religious, socio-economic, filial, and political problems as talking points; these issues captured the national movement sensation and attracted the attention of creative writers. Events like the partition and the resulting communal riots following it, coupled with the problems of caste discrimination, misogyny and the squalor in which the proletariat lived, were the major issues of the time. The clamour raised over these issues is massive, with… Continue Reading...

Norway, England, Wales, and the United States

western European counterparts. England has the biggest prison population in western europe as well as the most living life sentences. The Council of europe prison statistics confirm that England and Wales have the highest proportion of prisoners -- 10.2% -- serving life sentences in europe. Other European countries do not use such indeterminate sentences in the same way. There were 7,439 life-sentenced prisoners in England and Wales on 1 September 2015 compared with 1,883 in Germany, 1,611 in Italy and 1,804 in Russia"(Travis, 2017). Additionally, England and Wales operate under a varied police force. Meaning, criminal activities may be… Continue Reading...

Argos Shipping Company Business Plan

fill unmet demand in the shipping industry. Our vision is to become the top 10 shipping company in europe and the United States within the next 5 years. We aim to achieve this vision by using the modern cargo ship and electronic technology to carry out our operations. Markets for Our operation of the vessels; Bulk carriers and Spot Market Our markets will cover North America, europe, and Asia. We will take advantages of growing business in China to carry out our ship operations in China and other countries around the world. Reference Brewer, B, L, (2006), Outsourcing Direct Materials… Continue Reading...

Emotional Labour and Gendered Occupational Segregation

Emotional labour is a common phenomenon, especially in service industries. Broadly speaking, emotional labour means that an individual at the workplace displays positive or organisationally-acceptable emotions regardless of their true emotional state (Hochschild, 1983). When interacting with customers, for instance, a customer service employee is required to treat customers with empathy, kindness, and calmness irrespective of how the employee is feeling or how the customer behaves or talks. Portraying negative emotions such as anger, frustration, and hostility would potentially injure the reputation of the organisation or negatively affect customer confidence in the organisation. Fundamentally, emotional labour means that while at… Continue Reading...

Economic and Environmental Benefits Of Short Sea Shipping

Sea Shipping Services in europe The study aims to identify the impact, benefits, and drawback of implementing a short sea shipping policy within Greece. Within the paper, arguments have been made for supporting the adoption of the policy, and there have been clear facts presented. The paper also attempts to make comparisons between the different modes of transport available with an aim to show how cost effective and environmentally friendly short sea shipping is to a country. The results presented are backed by previous research that has shown the impact of… Continue Reading...

Biculturalism and How to Create Multiple Identities

a post-9/11 setting. The same is true for Muslims living in europe. Kunst, Tajamal, Sam & Ulleberg (2012) measured both direct and indirect effects of different forms of religious stigma on the national affiliation of 210 Norwegian-Pakistani and 216 German- Turkish Muslims and found great differences between the Norwegian and German samples. The researchers conclude "stigma affects Muslims' identity formation, but its effects may not be consistent across different cultural groups and nations," ( Kunst, Tajamal, Sam & Ulleberg p. 528). For example, "identifying oneself as a Muslim seems to be more of an obstacle to identifying with Germany… Continue Reading...

Traditional and Current Usage Of Lemon Balm Comparison

of the mint family, and it is native to europe and Mediterranean. The herb grows to a maximum height of 28-59 inches, and its leaves have a mild lemon scent that is similar to mint. In the summer the herb produces small white flowers that are full of nectar. However, lemon balm should not be confused with bee balm, although its white flowers do attract bees. It is the leaves of the herb that are used for treatment and also for flavoring. The herb is also used by beekeepers to attract and keep bees in the hive. The herb… Continue Reading...

Managing Stress Brought by Self Defeating Behavior

One of the crucial elements towards the realization of organizational success and profitability is creating a suitable working environment for all employees to thrive as they carry out their respective responsibilities. In essence, employees' contributions towards the achievement of established business goals/objectives is largely influenced by the nature of the working environment and working conditions. However, employees' behaviors also play a crucial role in determining their productivity in the workplace. Self-defeating behaviors in the workplace contributes to stress, which in turn affects employees' input to work processes and the overall profitability of an organization. This paper examines the management of… Continue Reading...

Reactions in Parents Of Children with Life Threatening Illness

Psychological Reactions: Parents of Children With Life Threatening Illness This article review will look at a research study that was conducted to determine more precisely what were the effects on parents who were recently given a diagnosis relative to their child that was potentially life threatening. As one might imagine, this can be a stressful situation for any parent. While a reaction that was based on acute stress might seem to be common sense, the research set out to study the phenomena in a systematic way. Main Findings At four weeks following a child's diagnosis of a serious illness, 49… Continue Reading...

Impact Of the Rise and Spread Of Christianity

Rise and Spread of Christianity on the Classical World It's often assumed that the religion of Christianity perhaps greatly and generously impacted the classical age; after all, it was in this period that its foundations were established and it ultimately became the formal religion of the classical age. But corroborating this understandable supposition isn't easy. One might realize the fact that Jesus's religion was a considerable progress from the paganism followed since ancient times. The eventual success of Christianity proved to be a blessing for humanity. Nevertheless, revealing the precise level and nature of its benefit to humanity is tricky[footnoteRef:1].… Continue Reading...

Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche on Philosophy

sensibility is as subtle, late, manifold, sensitive and refined in europe today as the 'science of morals' pertaining to it is still young, inept, clumsy and coarsefingered -- an interesting contrast which sometimes even becomes visible and incarnate in the person of a moralist. Even the expression 'science of morals' is, considering what is designated by it, far too proud, and contrary to good taste."[footnoteRef:10] This reference to "good taste" is an explicit signal to the inherent underlying principle of Hegelian phenomenology: the phenomenon of knowing replaces the idea of knowledge being loved so that, as the old world… Continue Reading...

Traditional Costing and Activity Based Costing Approaches

Activity-based Costing is a potent tool for an organization and assists in obtaining accurate and efficacious cost for precluding cost misrepresentation that may give rise to sustainable development and growth. Activity-based costing (ABC) was established and has been promoted as an approach of overcoming the systematic falsifications of traditional cost accounting and bringing significance back to managerial accounting. In particular, a traditional costing system reports the amount of money that is spent and by who, but its shortcomings lie in the fact that it does not report the cost of activities and processes (Mahal and Hossain, 2015). ABC systems attain… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Church and State

Julius Caesar stood at the commencement of the Roman empire, so did Constantine stand at the end of the Roman empire. Remarkably, there are still the historical landmarks that helped define the contemporary Christianity and its spread in the earlier decades. In Rome, the Milvian Bridgestill stands over the murky waters of Tiber River, it is upon these grounds that the battle that would be a critical milestone in the unfolding of European and Christian civilization. The factual records that were written almost 1700 years ago are still accessible in the libraries and the information on Constantine can still be… Continue Reading...

Feverfews Historical and Modern Use

Tanacetum Parthenium, Feverfew Tanacetum Parthenium, which is also known as Feverfew (i.e. botanical name), is an attractive perennial herb that is found sporadically growing in several part of North America as well as Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Since this attractive herb is mostly found cultivated, it is usually planted around the house because its believed to have a purifying impact on the atmosphere. Additionally, the plant is grown around the house in these regions because its associated with abilities to ward off disease. This perennial herb grows with relatively little attention once established and can be grown from its… Continue Reading...

White Box Software Testing for Android

The testing of software application internal infrastructure and coding is referred to as white box testing. White box testing is also called open box testing, clear box testing, transparent box testing, glass box testing, structural testing, or code-based testing [1]. White box testing primarily focuses on the internal structure, design, and implementation of the software with the aim of strengthening security, improving design and usability, and the flows of input and output within the application. When using this approach, the tester concentrates on how the software performs what it is supposed to perform. In order to perform white box testing,… Continue Reading...

Filipinos and the Catholic Church

Filipino Culture The Philippines is a band of islands running north to south between the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea. The country lies to the south of Taiwan, the east of Vietnam and to the north of Indonesia. Prior to colonization by the West in the 16th century, the Philippines consisted primarily of individual tribes. With the Spanish takeover, these tribes were either conquered or converted to Catholicism and brought under the secular rule of the Spanish crown and the spiritual rule of the Roman pontiff. This paper will describe the cultural experience of what is still today… Continue Reading...

Walmart Global Strategy

Africa. However, it is important to note that the company has had mixed results in europe with the company performing well in some countries and not the others (Ghemawat, 2013). Strengths Wal-Mart's global strategy is associated with its strong brand image. It is known in most countries such as Mexico and China, which provides it with an opportunity to develop well and make sure that it has built or developed new stores. Consequently, the company buys most of the products from the mother country, which provides the consumers with a sense of ownership and in the process reduce any… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

Firearms Legislation and Firearms-Related Violence in europe This paper examines the relationship between firearms legislation and gun-related violence across countries and regions in europe. The focus of the paper is to identify possible sources of literature to help answer questions regarding whether legislation is an effective tool in reducing firearms-related violence. The paper focuses on variance of gun violence rates throughout europe, gun legislation, and possible national strategies for addressing the issue of gun violence. It finds that there are many variables that impact regions and can effect greater or lesser rates of… Continue Reading...

Ancient Rome Timeline Of Military

Rome As Rome rose in the East, namely in Constantinople, the authorities in Western europe faltered.Whereas in the east, wealth was readily accumulated and transferred to governing bodies in Constantinople, the West lacked strong leadership and access to a steady source of income from tutelage states. Bibliography Andrews, Evan. "8 Reasons Why Rome Fell." History. Retrieved online: http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/8-reasons-why-rome-fell "Fall of the Roman Republic," (n.d.). Retrieved online: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~rauhn/fall_of_republic.htm Turnbull, Percival. "Roman Empire." Retrieved online: http://wwwg.uni-klu.ac.at/archeo/chrono/empire.htm Continue Reading...

China and Confucianism Society

neglect talking about other Western-style democracies that are not as imbalanced as the United States, including most of Northern europe and Canada. The authors are willing to acknowledge that there are some failures with the rigid social hierarchies of Confucianism but they do not spend enough time discussing these failures throughout the book and instead relegate them only to a few pages at the end. Making these failures of Confucianism an afterthought seems irresponsible, especially in light of the generally well constructed argument that the authors make. The authors would have done a better job weaving a more balanced… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Kimberley Clark Sustainability Report

waste (p.16). The company has waste reduction programs across its large network of facilities, in North America, europe, ANZ and in Latin America. Further, it has initiatives pertaining to the climate. KC has targeted the elimination of 1,000,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from their 2005 baseline. Their factories have adopted LEAN energy management, and many utilize alternative energy. For example, biomass is a byproduct of production and can be used as fuel to provide energy. The company also harnesses gas from landfills as another means of powering its facilities, enough to power 12,000 homes per year (p.17).… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of an Individuals Personality

Personality Profiles There are several theoretical approaches that are utilized in explaining personality based on the different traits relating to an individual. These theoretical approaches are divided into two major categories i.e. the five domains and complex models domains. The five domains (psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, trait and type, and learning) are approaches that focus on how individual traits are developed and how behavior is formulated. On the other hand, the complex models domains basically focus on how traits could impact an individual's personality. These two categories can be utilized in developing a personality profile of an individual based on interactions… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

unique and aimed at not only retaining the previous market share and traditional consumers in europe and USA but also to bring in the Asian and African continents in a more diversified approach and uniquely tailored manner than ever done before. The issue under scrutiny here is the lack of market coverage in Asia and Africa and how iPad 4 can break this imaginary market barrier that has existed for a long time. It is due to this imaginary wall that the other brands like Samsung have dominated the market in the developing and the third world countries. The… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

and aimed at not only retaining the previous market share and traditional consumers in europe and USA but also to bring in the Asian and African continents in a more diversified approach and uniquely tailored manner than ever done before. The issue under scrutiny here is the lack of market coverage in Asia and Africa and how iPad 4 can break this imaginary market barrier that has existed for a long time. It is due to this imaginary wall that the other brands like Samsung have dominated the market in the developing and the third world countries. The suggested… Continue Reading...

Commercialization Of Media Influences Political Discourse

news is them produced with a hind objective of making a profit (Patricia). Still in Eastern europe, a region that was previously known for controlling the media, commercialization is an emerging concern. Scholars in europe have wondered why people would select political leaders that suppressed their interests. The answer lies in the media; says a political economist. The media plays a role in suppressing the poor by distortionist techniques (Omenugha and Oji). The news routines only serve to label any threatening developments as ephemeral or illegitimate in a systematic way. In the views of Agbaje (2001 p. 45), the… Continue Reading...

Developing Work Teams in Organizations

Organizational structures across the world have experienced significant transformation in the past decade, especially because of the rapid technological advancements that have changed the modern business environment. The transformation of organizational structures has been geared towards enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the organizations in their respective businesses. An example of the dramatic transformation in organizational structures is the development of team-based work structures, which have contributed to the shift from organizing work around individuals. Team-based work structures have been developed as part of enhancing organizations' capabilities to achieve their strategic, economic, and technological objectives. The use of work teams… Continue Reading...

Federalist Vs Anti-federalist Papers

The Federalists advocated a strong central government while the Anti-Federalists advocated state governments. The former feared that division would lead to fighting and instability. The latter feared that centralized power would lead to the kind of totalitarianism that the American Revolutionaries had just victoriously opposed in the War for Independence. This paper will describe why I would align myself with the Anti-Federalists because of their aversion for centralized power. The difference between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists was all about what kind of government the United States would have. The Federalists wanted to ratify the Constitution (which we have today)… Continue Reading...

Factors Influencing Market Entry and Exit Decisions

Market Entry and Exit Strategies and Decisions Entering the market in a timely fashion is equally as important as exiting the market. Just as leaving the market, market entry can be planned. In any market, a business can make money by properly timing both the entry and exit. If one miscalculates any of these, then the business runs the risk of not getting the return on investment. Entering a market sooner has the advantage of being a market pioneer (Bednarek, 2013). In contrast, late market entry can be advantageous since the products are cheap or improved unlike those already in… Continue Reading...

History and Context Of the Tao De Ching Lao Tzu

Tao de Ching is one of the most influential and important philosophical texts in human history. Attributed to Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu between 500 and 400 BCE, the teachings contained within the Tao de Ching have become collectively known as Taoism. The term "tao" or "dao" is usually translated straightforwardly as "the way," but the entire title of the text Tao de Ching may refer to a cluster of concepts including "the way of integrity" (Walter 1) or the "way and its power," ("Lao Tzu: The Father of Taoism," 1). Knierim points out that the term "ching" means scripture, and… Continue Reading...

Recent American History and Pedagogy

ongoing practice of slavery long after the practice had been abolished in europe. Even when the United States claimed to be disinterested in global affairs, it viewed itself as having the "duty to assist" other nations in their pursuit of American values like liberty, anticollectivism, reason, science, and the free market (Westad, 2007). American interventionism led to the inevitability of the United States asserting itself as "the protector and balancer of a capitalist world system," (Westad, 2007, p. 15). Westad's (2007) analysis is not the typical one formulated by textbook writers who manipulate the historical record to suit the… Continue Reading...

External Business Environment from 3 Squares Restaurant

Environmental Scan of the Restaurant Industry PEST analysis remains a critical business tool essential in aiding the identification of macroeconomic factors that could affect the business. Specific measures encompassed in this tool are political, economic, social, and technological. Restaurants can improve their decision making processes and timing. PEST analysis is essential in tackling future challenges and highlight opportunities (Ho, 2014). Engaging this tool in analyzing the industry helps dissect the macroeconomic factors that determine the future of 3 Squares Restaurant with the United States and specifically Minnesota where it is headquartered. Political Factors Squares Restaurant is affected by factors emerging… Continue Reading...

Dangers Of Backcountry Skiing to Society and Individuals

that the activity is on the rise across America and europe. More people are taking part in this recreational activity today than was the case in the past. There is an increase in the sales of equipment, which an indication of the growing trend of background is skiing. The other trend has been the increase in educational practices where people are taught the best ways to practice backcountry skiing. People are taught the best ways to mitigate the mountain environment to reduce the number of injuries that occur during the activities. Businesses have previously recorded increases regarding sales for… Continue Reading...

Why Music Matters and the History Of Slavery

did not work. Turning first towards indentured servants from europe, the colonialists soon recognized that a much larger labor pool would be needed. That labor pool would soon come from Africa. One of the most interesting things in this article is the way the author shows how the white settlers relatively rapidly degraded themselves by holding slaves. They initially attempted to morally justify their practice by claiming that there was a labor shortage and that there would always be poor people to fill that labor shortage. Later, though, the Europeans overtly supported a brutal form of slavery that was… Continue Reading...

Patient Negligence and Nursing Malpractice

Responsibilities of Nurses to Patients Why is it important The role of nurses has a direct implication on the patients. For example, nurses observe and provide direct care to the patients. The physicians give orders and thus are the role of the nurses to implement (Aiken et al., 2014). Often, the work of the physicians is not complete without the help of the nurses. The nurses are responsible for changing clothes and giving the medications to patients. Often, the patients are unable to do basic tasks, and therefore the roles of nurses become very important. Nurses keep medical records for… Continue Reading...

21st Century Skills and Competencies

from globalization. More and more businesses are competing for market share -- whether it is Wal-Mart in europe, Asia or Africa -- or Mattel in China -- market share is a driving force for organizations and having the leadership in place to achieve the desired level of market share is essential. International market "have increased the pace of work" (Blair-Loy, Jacobs, 2003, p. 230) and the "long hours culture" has placed new demands on leaders interacting on a global scale with regard to workers who are used to working much more than competitors in the West (Rutherford, 2001; Buurgoon,… Continue Reading...

Traditional Cuisine in the Philippines

Philippines Culture The Philippines existed as a loose body of island tribes until the nation was settled by the Spanish in the 16th century following Magellan's arrival. For 300 years the Philippines was part of the Spanish Empire (indeed, its name Philippines is in honor of Spain's Philip II, who reigned during Villalobos's exploration of the islands in the mid-16th century). The U.S. became involved in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War and their presence there prompted the Philippine-American War (Constantino, 1975). The U.S. maintained control of the islands until after WW2 when the Philippines became independent. The geography of… Continue Reading...

Victimology Annotated Bibliography

are what informs this long report. Here, the target population is predominantly the victims who are spread across europe and are prone to falling in the victim blaming bracket. The other group targeted in this research is the human rights groups and the European member states in a wider concept. The findings of the research can be briefly put as the ultimate way of understanding the concept of victimology, one needs to know what causes victim blaming or victimization and the only way of reducing victimization is by the victim thoroughly understanding the rights of the victim of any circumstance… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs Practice Explained

Theory vs. Practice When it comes to working in any sort of organization or corporation, one of the obvious chasms that becomes clear here is the relationship between theory and what is practiced in a small business setting. To truly look at and assess that paradigm, the author of this report has interviewed an owner/manager at a small business to discuss what they do to make things work, what is suggested in theory and scholarly literature and how those frameworks and lessons do or do not work for their particular situation. The author of this report will personally be making… Continue Reading...

Memo for Enhancing the Success Of a Sports Club

and Community Engagement Sports experts, analysts, and observers agree that club football, especially in europe, is characterized by increased prosperity and popularity. Football has experienced tremendous prosperity and success over the past decade. The increased popularity and prosperity of football clubs has been characterized by the emergence of numerous commercial opportunities and more involvement of fans in the management/running of football clubs. Sports clubs are increasingly exploiting the commercial opportunities through lucrative sponsorship and television deals. Therefore, the success of football clubs in the current sports environment requires increasing capacities to compete with better funded clubs and enhanced community engagement.… Continue Reading...

Political Ideologies: Social Liberalism

and the early 1800s created a political framework which guided social policy in England, later the United States, then europe and finally other inhabited areas of the world. In all these regions, no one fully followed this framework (Adams, 2001; von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, 1997). One of the early influential liberals who lived in the United States was John Locke, the English philosopher. Analysing his political documents, which had a huge influence on those who produced the American Constitution, they spoke in support of popular leadership, the freedom to fight back against oppression and the freedom of small religious groups to… Continue Reading...

Accounting Gaap and Ifrs

United States whereas IFRS are more often than not employed in europe and international expanses. IFRS are regarded as being more principles-based and U.S. GAAP as being more rules-based. The establishments responsible for setting the IFRS and GAAP are the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) respectively (Gaspar et al., 2016). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the difference between GAAP and IFRS. Differences between IFRS and GAAP Principle-Based vs. Rules Based One of the fundamental differences between IFRS and GAAP lies in the conceptual approach of the two accounting methods. On… Continue Reading...

Emirate Airlines Customer Service

Emirate Airline Analysis What follows in this report is a review and summary of the customer services aspect of Emirates Airline. The firm in question has most certainly established a name for themselves and there is the common refrain about how adept they are. Even so, there are opportunities for them to get better and all firms should commit to a culture and mindset of continuous improvement, fettering out what problems what do exist and finding common sense solutions for dealing with the same. Regardless of what problems are found, there need to be evidence-based and realistic solutions put forth,… Continue Reading...

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema

Bonding Over Bullets: Gun Fu is the Way to a Better Tomorrow John Woo redefined the action film genre with his 1986 Hong Kong film A Better Tomorrow. Staring the Asian TV star Chow Yun Fat and movie star Ti Lung, the film transcended the action genre already well-established in the West by using the various tropes of the genre (gangsters, the conflicted family, brother-against-brother, friend-in-peril, reformed hood, betrayal, and so on), mixing in elements of melodrama and morality (both Buddhism and Christianity appear in the film), and layering it with stylized gun violence -- gunplay like swordplay -- in… Continue Reading...

Solid Waste Management

A huge and continuous problem for local authorities in the rural and urban regions across the globe is public solid waste management (SWM). This problem is more pronounced in the developing countries. From the available data, it is clear that despite the low per-capita income in the developing countries in relation to that of the developed nations, they generate a very high proportion of the public solid waste recorded globally despite their relatively small ownership of the world's wealth. However, taking this problem in its stride, this situation in the developing countries needs to be taken more seriously as it… Continue Reading...

Caliban and Prospero in the Tempest

Caliban One of the most striking characters in The Tempest is that of Caliban, the other mythical being in the play who plays a dominant role in its narrative. Unlike Prospero's servant Ariel, Caliban is portrayed as a savage and adversarial figure. On the other hand, he is capable of speaking some of the most beautiful and stirring poetry of the entire play. Caliban thus illustrates many of the ambiguities of colonization. On one hand, the island is more rightfully his than Prospero's, yet the play conspires to suggest that because of Prospero's more civilized, European behavior, Prospero somehow has… Continue Reading...

Why the Constitution Never Should Have Been Ratified

Federalists, Anti-Federalists and the Constitution The ratification of the US Constitution was an issue that essentially divided the thirteen colonies in two: on the one hand was the push by the Federalists for ratification. Their argument was that the thirteen colonies needed a centralized, federal government to ensure that the colonies themselves did not get into any trouble (either through in-fighting or through foreign wars). The Anti-Federalists, on the other hand, saw the Constitution as a gateway to the exact type of authoritarianism that the Revolutionaries had just opposed in the Revolutionary War. The Anti-Federalists wanted each individual state to… Continue Reading...

How Jazz, Rag, and Blues Began

1890s from southern and Midwestern regions in America and spread into europe. Ragtime was not strictly defined and, like jazz, was understood differently by different people. Essentially it consisted of music composed for piano with a syncopated treble over a steady, rhythmic base. It was different from cakewalks and "coon songs" in that these latter were meant for dancing to but ragtime was meant for listening to. The term, however, began to be applied to more than just the style of music and was used to define a way of life and an era. The Chicago World's Far in… Continue Reading...

Child’s Play

The child I observed at the park seemed to be a toddler aged around three years. This study will focus on the aforementioned preschooler's game-playing trends, gender identity development, parenting style exhibited by his parents, language development and personality and cognitive developmental stages. At the park, the subject in question was largely seen playing the following games. • Sardines Sardines represents a unique form of the traditional game of hide and seek. A single player hides whereas the remaining are to turn the other way and count. When the hiding player is found by any one seeker, the latter joins… Continue Reading...

Ecrm Systems for Small Businesses

Optimal e-CRM System for a Growing Business Based on Our Town Photography's dual goal of tracking it clients' purchases while being able to automatically offer similar products and services that complement their purchases, the following overview and comparison of electronic customer relationship management (e-CRM) systems is provided, followed by a recommendation concerning the best system for the company's needs. The advantages of an e-CRM system and why Our Town Photography would benefit from such a system Simply stated, e-CRM systems take advantage of cloud-based technologies to offer companies an efficient means of tracking customer purchases and demographic data in ways… Continue Reading...

Norway and Germany Compared to Us in Incarceration

re-conviction, not just re-incarceration (which might not be for a new crime); and the follow-up time in europe is variable, ranging from one to eight years" (Subramanian, Shames, 2013, p. 6). This shows that the two countries take a more humanistic approach to measure recidivism: they are not simply gauging whether a person has been put in prison again but whether a person has actually been convicted. Likewise, they are looking at the crime committed -- whether it was for something new or for the same thing as before. They are looking at each situation and each person uniquely… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Climate Change

& Wolseley, P. A. (2014). River plants of Western europe: The macrophytic vegetation of watercourses of the European Economic Community. Cambridge University Press. Jorgensen, S. E., & Fath, B. (2014). Encyclopedia of Ecology. Saint Louis: Newnes. Kaden, D. A., & Rose, T. L. (2015). Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development. Elsevier Science. Kloor, K. (2012, November 8). Clean coal technology: Carbon capture and sequestration is trapped in a valley of death. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/coal/2012/11/clean_coal_technology_carbon_capture_and_sequestration_is_trapped_in_a_valley.html KRULWICH, R. (2012, October 22). How Human Beings Almost Vanished From Earth In 70,000 B.C. : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR. Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

the United States and Canada (Smith, 2002), as well as a number of other countries in Western europe and the Soviet Union long before the German Nazi party implemented their program that included both positive and negative eugenics (Sutton, 2015). For instance, Lerner (2006) reports that, “Protestant, Jewish, and a limited number of Catholic religious leaders contributed to making American eugenics the foremost eugenics movement in the world by the 1920s and sought the creation of a ‘good society’ in America” (p. 182). This envisioned “good American society” would be achieved by using the various strategies the eugenics movement… Continue Reading...

Credit Rating Agencies Essay

the primary controlling laws that regulate CRAs in the United States. Likewise, the all-but-in-name United States of europe has regulatory guidance in place for their CRA sector as described below. Current CRA regulation in the EU.  In an effort to harmonize regulatory oversight of CRAs in europe, these organizations must now follow more stringent guidelines that make them increasingly accountable to EU stakeholders (Hughes, & Augier, 2014). The new rules took effect June 20, 2014 and are also targeted at reducing over-reliance on credit ratings and improving the quality of the rating process as well as requiring credit rating… Continue Reading...

Practice Of Dumping Essay

contained the following provisions: Twenty-one developed nations (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and 17 in Western europe) were specified as approved countries to which unapproved drugs could be exported; The exported product must be approved in advance by the importing country; The drug must already be partway through the approval process at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the sponsor of the drug must be actively pursuing approval of the pharmaceutical in the United States; The drug had not previously been taken off the American market because of ineffectiveness or lack of safety, and an application for approval had… Continue Reading...

Torture and Interrogation Essay

The Rationale for and the Efficacy of Torture during Interrogation Although information from interrogational torture is unreliable, it is likely to be used frequently and harshly. ==John W. Schiemann, 2012 Introduction The epigraph above is indicative of the growing consensus concerning the lack of efficacy of torture in providing interrogators with reliable concealed information Concealed information is the foundation of the majority of security issues. In most cases, concealed information is a situation wherein one individual knows something that someone else does not know. Consequently, the majority of security issues could be resolved if there was a dependable method of… Continue Reading...

Performance Management and Maslows Hierarchy Of Needs

of motivational theory’s application in performance management systems. His study is based in europe but follows the same formula as Zameer et al.’s (2014) approach. Lazaroiu (2015) focuses on analyzing motivational determinants, job performance, and factors of behavior that are motivation-oriented. The researcher highlights the evidence of causality between motivation (needs being met) and workplace performance. The more that needs are met, the more workers are motivated to perform well at their jobs. Critical Analysis Critically analyzing the topic of motivational theory’s application to performance management systems in the context of an organization where I have worked reveals that… Continue Reading...

Who Is Responsible for Initiating the Cold War

CIA in 1947 and the establishment of spy bases across europe and Asia also did not help the Alliance to stand. Radio Free europe, for example, was a CIA front operation designed to monitor and agitate Communist forces in Eastern europe and to oppose the ideology of the Soviet Union. Stalin’s paranoia in the 1940s could be argued to be said justified by the bellicosity of Truman and the rise of the military-industrial complex under Eisenhower, as well as by the encroaching activities of the newly-minted CIA operating with a seemingly bottomless purse thanks to the Marshall Plan. Churchill’s… Continue Reading...

Symbolism and Setting in Masque Of Red Death

setting of the story is during the Dark Ages when the bubonic plague ravaged europe. The bubonic plague was a horrible and caused red spots on the skin to stand out before turning black. The plague is thus foreshadowed in the end by the colors of the last room, which are red and black. The setting itself captures the essence of bubonic plague that swept across europe. Setting is used in the story to develop the story too. The setting is the abbey castle and it is important because it gives the story its gothic feel. The setting is… Continue Reading...

Religious Revolution

by the Pope in 800. Religious revolution broke out in europe with the Protestants, led by Luther, Zwingli, Knox, Calvin and Henry VIII. Their actions led to a revolution in the West that changed the nature of society. Today’s society has very much been impacted the Protestant Revolution, as strains of Puritanism are still seen in American society, for example, as authors like Hawthorne and Melville have shown. What I hope to learn from the research is how religious revolution unfolded in europe and what its impact was on society in the Middle Ages and on up through today.… Continue Reading...

U.s. Presidents 1789 to 1840

World and New. These alliances would allow the United States to have ongoing and lucrative trade relationships with europe, but Jefferson remained suspicious of Britain and did not approve the treaty Monroe negotiated without presidential approval (“James Monroe” 1). Thomas Jefferson is heralded as a Founding Father because he wrote the Declaration of Independence, which permanently extricated the new nation from Crown rule. Throughout his political career, Jefferson harbored strong feelings about autonomy, sovereignty, and small government, which is why he mistrusted the Crown even after independence was won. Before the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was heavily involved in… Continue Reading...

The Benefits Of Crowdsourcing Medicine

Defined as “the process of seeking a problem's solution from a wide community, often online,” crowdsourcing is common in almost every sector (Sanghavi 1). However, many patients may be unaware that they can also crowdsource their healthcare decisions. Referred to as “a second opinion writ large,” crowdsourcing medical diagnoses is now possible through many different online platforms including CrowdMed and the more artificial intelligence (AI)-driven HumanDx (Arnold 1). The way medical crowdsourcing works is a little more complicated than asking for fine dining tips in Tokyo or even asking the general public for clues to solving a crime. With crowdsourced… Continue Reading...

Gaap and Ifrs Convergence Pros and Cons

accounting systems arose in the way that they did as a reflection of the places where they arose. In europe, IFRS came about as part of a move towards trans-national rules and regulations, tied into the European Union and other neoliberal artifacts. In the United States, GAAP arose to meet the needs of American business. Yes, the adjustment to IFRS would meet the needs of foreign issuers, and by extension American capital markets. But that was not enough to overcome resistance from many of the other stakeholders. The resistance could be seen as stubbornness, or it could reasonably be… Continue Reading...

Gold Smuggling and the Gold Black Market

prevents it from being taxed. A lot of the gold leaving Switzerland is also laundered outside of europe. Jordan in particular has become a gold laundering hub in the Middle East. Central Asia and the countries of the former Soviet Union like Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are also major international gold mining hubs, from where gold is smuggled via “mafia” networks both to China and to Russia (Black; Naylor). These gold smuggling networks are intimately connected with drug running routes, as are the networks in the Middle East (Naylor). Of course, the United States is not exempt from the anonymous… Continue Reading...

The Role Of Sarbanes Oxley Act in Curbing Corporate Fraud

in the U.K and has outlets in 12 nations across europe and Asia. In 2017, Tesco’s store portfolio included Tesco Extra, Superstores, Express, Metro, One Stop, online Stores as well as Petrol Stations (Colson, 2017). With some growth in budget rivals and the reduced non-food spending from consumers, Tesco appeared to have lost appeal to some of its customers. The company’s shares even lost its value by 49 percent as it continued to struggle in the competitive market with rivals Lidi and Aldi (Colson, 2017). Eight Tesco executives were suspended in October 2014 due to Fraud claims after the… Continue Reading...

How European Interactions Benefitted Indigenous Women

Indigenous societies existed in North America in the period between 1600s and 1800s. The roles and responsibilities of men and women during this period were clearly identified despite the hundreds of cultures that dominated indigenous societies. Despite the existence of separate cultures, indigenous men in North America were primarily responsible for hunting and warfare while women were mandated with the responsibility of handling the internal operations of the community. In this case, indigenous women were responsible for taking care of households and upbringing of their children. However, indigenous women in North America during this period were mostly considered as slaves… Continue Reading...

Kant’s Notion Of ‘perpetual Peace’ in Managing Peace

peace and posterity. On aspects of diplomacy, the United States and europe have taken the issue in very different directions. For the Americans, they are quick in applying force. This has seen them allow people to own a gun with claims that the division present in the world is between friends and enemies, good and evil (Kagan, 2002). However, Europeans are distinct because they consider various factors that favor peaceful responses when solving their international problems. Overall, my ideas and attitudes towards war are more inclined in supporting Kant’s notion of ‘Perpetual Peace,’ because many people in the world… Continue Reading...

De Jouvenel Quote on Sheep and Wolves

de Jouvenel also suggests that sheep react, wolves act. In the United States and in Western europe, an overabundance of political rhetoric online and in the media fuels sheep like reactions. Instead of intelligently thinking through collective survival strategies, the sheep respond to fight or flight cues. Wolves are higher on the food chain, and possess far greater power and influence than the sheep. With his statement, Bertrand de Jouvenel urges the population to be collectively more like wolves and less like sheep. The philosopher is not suggesting that people be aggressive or exploitative, but simply that they take… Continue Reading...

Using Expats to Spearhead Global Expansion

Background The company has decided that in order to expand globally, it will need to send two expatriates to two different countries. We will need one person in Dubai in order to run our EMEA business, and one person in Hong Kong in order to run our APAC business. This report will present a significant amount of discussion with respect to the business cultures in those cities, in the regions as a whole, and what the company needs to do to ensure a successful expatriate deployment. The first thing that the company must know is that we cannot send people… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

3) The millennium 2000, whose migratory trends spurred immense global change. europe’s political agenda ardently debates the matter of illegal immigration, which may be defined as a cross- border shift of individuals in violation of the destination’s migration regulation. Between the sixties and mid- seventies, illegal immigration positively influenced destination nations. However, in the two decades that followed, it began to be viewed as an unwelcome phenomenon having negative effects. After the terror attacks of 9/11, negative attitudes towards migration skyrocketed and currently, it is considered a grave security risk. europe’s enlargement has caused its boundaries to expand farther… Continue Reading...

Organizational Culture and National Culture Of Automakers Comparison

This paper will look at three major automobile manufacturers, one each from europe, Japan and America, to examine the differences and similarities between them. Each company evolved differently, and did so on the basis of both national culture and in terms of the markets in which they operated. The companies studied are Ford, Hyundai and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. The latter makes a nice case study because it is a French-Japanese firm, one of the biggest and most powerful transnational automakers, but a model that if successful might be replicated increasingly in the future. Depictions American automakers are depicted both as monolithic… Continue Reading...

Repealing Of Glass Steagall a Mistake

Introduction I believe that repealing Glass-Steagall was a mistake. There are several reasons for this, not the least of which is the critical, fundamental difference between investment banking and retail or commercial banking. But the protections that Glass-Steagall put into place guarded against issues that were relevant in the 1930s but never stopped being relevant. The financial crisis of 2007-2009 is strong evidence that the need to protect against commercial banking volatility is more important that the need to allow investment banks to \"innovate\". This paper will illustrate the case that repealing Glass-Steagall was a mistake. Glass-Steagall Act It is… Continue Reading...

The Influence Of William Shakespeare and Robert Burns

the end of the 18th century, political tensions in europe were high at the time (Brown, 2017). At the same time, emotion and individualism started dominating literary and intellectual work, eventually leading to the birth of Romanticism. The movement was not just about romance and emotion, but also against the aristocracy and socio-political injustices associated with the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment (Cairney, 2000). Burns was a key figure in the movement. He fiercely advocated for freedom and was vocal in challenging authority. Aimed at forging a better society, the movement inspired liberalism and socialism – it… Continue Reading...

Political Systems in Ireland and Britain

The United Kingdom and Ireland have both enjoyed geographic separation from the continent of europe, enabling both to develop unique political cultures and institutions. Ireland has been even more removed from the fray, having never been part of the Roman Empire, and systematically resistant to the same invasions that affected England throughout much of their respective histories. However, the proximity between Ireland and England—and later the United Kingdom—has caused the two countries to be “intertwined politically, economically, and culturally for over 800 years,” (The Republic and Politics of the Republic of Ireland 5). British hegemony… Continue Reading...

Intelligent Information Systems for Cars and Highways

States and Japan, also called Road Transport Informatics (RTI) in europe (Collier and Weiland, 1994, p. 27). Smart highways are also referred to as Automated Vehicle Highway Systems (AVHS) or Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The lack of global consensus on what to call smart driving and smart highways reflects the burgeoning nature and broad gamut of technologies that need to be further developed and integrated into standardized systems. The most important of the IVHS systems involve both vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technologies. Both V2V and V2I technologies capitalize on software and hardware systems that… Continue Reading...

How European Views Of the Ottomans Changed

Introduction For centuries during the Middle Ages, europe had been at war with Moslems of the Middle East. There had been Crusades (beginning in the 11th century), wars for Holy Lands, and wars of great consequence (such as the Battle of Lepanto in 1571). Charles V had struggled to combat both the invading Moslems and the Protestant rebellion in his own kingdom in the first half of the 16th century, showing just how dramatic that conflict between the West and the Middle East was for many. Yet the tension that had… Continue Reading...

Achieving Tenure for Professors

Faculty Members of Color What problem or issue is being addressed?  The primary problem or issue addressed in this article is the vicissitudes of members of historic minority groups attempting to maintain careers in academia. Specifically, this article addresses common scenarios that befall members of faculty “of color” (Diggs et al, 2009, p. 312) as they strive to achieve tenure. The authors also consider the effect that gender has on such faculty members. There are frequent comparisons to situations which occur for minorities and women and those which take place between Caucasian men—and the inherent differences which seem to occur… Continue Reading...

Trends in Healthcare Management Industry

by the Act, thereby increasing the level of patient protection in the long-term. Other regions such europe have formulated policies meant to advance the use of health-related data that would considerably benefit patients and the healthcare fraternity. They have focused on improving the level of scrutiny of clinical data, thereby aiding the understanding of diseases and other complications as well as the development of therapies (Groves, Kayyali, Knott, & Kuiken, 2016). Furthermore, the policies foster the adaptation to modern health systems. One of these policies has been data protection regulation. The policy has focused on supervising the use of ‘big… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

before Marco Polo’s expeditions, possibly being traceable to Alexander the Great’s establishment of overland routes between Eastern europe and India. The assumption that globalization equals Americanization is profoundly arrogant, and is also ignorant of the history, meaning, and implications of globalization. Globalization implies integration and interdependence of the world. Predating the United States of America, globalization nevertheless reached a peak in the 20th century, when a globalized economic, political, and cultural landscape became inevitable and entrenched. While it seemed that McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Shell, and other proudly American companies have dominated the corporate landscape of a globalized international economy,… Continue Reading...

Iraq: the Cradle Of Civilization Video Reaction

Michael Wood’s “Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization” offers fascinating insight into human civilization, through a narrative of the story of Iraq. Tracing Iraq from the cradle of civilization to its current state of devastation, Wood warns viewers to learn from the mistakes of the past instead of continuing to repeat them. In addition to its overarching message, “Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization” includes some incredible details about the cultural diversity within Iraq and how current customs reveal cultural continuity with the past. Some of the most amazing examples of diversity include the Mandean people, who have cultural practices that are… Continue Reading...

Europe and the Modern Era

The European Historical Perspective, Social Issues and Educational Issues The European historical perspective has changed from era to era. europe, which is often called The West, had its foundations laid by the classical philosophers—Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle—who defined the concept of the Transcendentals and gave future generations the ideas of what it meant to live a good and happy life. These philosophers were Greek, but many nations for centuries after their deaths pondered their thoughts on education, on social issues and on life itself. The Romans, the Jews, the Christians (who later led europe for more than a millennium) all… Continue Reading...

Causes Of World War I

in that it represented a growing trend in the geo-political landscape of europe: nationalism. The Serbian assassin was a member of a Serbian nationalist group called the Black Hand. Sensing that budding discontent against the Austro-Hungarian regime could be politically costly, the Empire, still under Franz Josef goaded the Serbian nationalists first by issuing an ultimatum. The Austro-Hungarian Empire wanted to gain total control over the entire Balkans: a geographically strategic area. Serbia stood in its way, making it seem like a worthwhile maneuver to enter into war if need be. Serbian nationalists, on the other hand, also believed… Continue Reading...

Trade from the End Of the Axial Age to 1500 C.e.

of cultural exchange. Transmission With the rise of the Roman Empire, which stretched from central europe out across Spain, up to England, down across northern Africa and all the way to Egypt and Persia, was considered the greatest Empire of all time when it existed. It connected so many diverse peoples and populations that it was inevitable that the ideas developed by the beloved classical philosophers should spread and take root wherever wisdom was loved by societies. Moreover, ideas about religion spread via the conquering of lands by the Roman army. The Roman religion, however, incorporated the gods and goddesses of… Continue Reading...

Oral History Project

woods. When I was 19, I spend my summer traveling around europe. I still think about that trip. I flew to London, and bought a bicycle. I rode down to the ferry and crossed over to europe. For nine months I biked, and then rode the rails. I went to Spain, I went to Norway. Playing soccer at midnight under the sun in Norway, that's a special moment for me. The food in Spain. French girls – what is it about French girls? You don't know but there's something. The other year, went back to europe. We went to Spain,… Continue Reading...

Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

Humanities and the Classics 8, no. 2 (2000): 7.] This realism is especially noteworthy because throughout europe the first rumblings of the Protestant Reformation were approaching at the time that Michelangelo was working in the Sistine Chapel: Martin Luther would nail his 95 Theses to the church in Wittenberg in 1517 and Zwingli would join the call for reform in Switzerland shortly thereafter. John Wycliffe had already been active in calling for reform in the century prior in England, essentially setting the stage for rebellion, and in France John Calvin would launch his attacks on the Church in the 1530s, about… Continue Reading...

Reminiscing on My Teens

my conception of alcohol and drug use. During a tour of europe in which we partook in many tournaments (and won more games than we lost, I am proud to recollect), several of my teammates would engage in drinking alcohol during their free time. A couple of them would even smoke cigarettes. Again, I observed this behavior and internalized it, but did not model it. I never drank alcohol until I out of the house living in college and was 19 years old. The influence of my teammates behavior only reinforced my adolescent cosmology at the time, that it… Continue Reading...

A Historical Comparison Of Christianity and Buddhism

far and wide geographically: Buddhism to East Asia and Christianity to europe. One of the things Christianity and Buddhism share in common most is that their respective faiths are not as entrenched in their places of origin as they are in the places that adopted these religions later. For instance, Christianity is more popular in the Americas, Africa, and europe than in the Middle East, and Buddhism is more popular in the rest of Asia outside of India than in India, where the Gautama Buddha was born. The founders of Christianity and Buddhism also worked within their own cultures… Continue Reading...

Suicide Among Psychiatric Patients

Suicide rates are remarkably high worldwide and nationally, making suicide one of the leading causes of death (Schwartz-Lifshitz, Zalsman, Giner et al, 2012; Tillman, 2014). Although most suicides do not occur in the hospital setting, psychiatric disorders—especially mood disorders and psychotic disorders—are risk factors that increase the likelihood of a suicidal event (Appleby, 1992; Sarzetto, Delmonte, Seghi, et al, 2017). Suicide not only affects the patient, but reverberates throughout the patient’s family and social circle, also causing distress and potential performance issues among clinical staff (Tillman, 2014). Therefore, it is important that psychiatric nurses understand how to recognize risk factors,… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

a settler nation, immigration trends changed in the early 20th century. Immigrants from Southern europe and Eastern europe started to pour in before the First World War, pushed by economic uncertainties and outright poverty and pulled by the promise of readymade jobs in rapidly industrializing America (“Immigration in the Early 1900s” 1). American immigration policy favored these new immigrants to fill needed low-wage positions in industry. As Zolberg points out, the new immigrants were expected to assimilate into America’s “melting pot” ideal, rather than to create a multicultural nation but self-segregation of immigrant communities proved inevitable. Race-based immigration policies… Continue Reading...

Fracking Policy Analysis

Jin, D., Mazurczak, M., & Schreurs, M. (2014). A decision-analytic approach to predict state regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Environmental Sciences europe, 26(1), 20. Obold, J. (2012). Leading by example: The Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011 as a catalyst for international drilling reform. Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y, 23, 473. Rahm, D. (2011). Regulating hydraulic fracturing in shale gas plays: The case of Texas. Energy Policy, 39(5), 2974-2981. Romo, C. R. (2014). Hydraulic Fracturing, Uncooperative Federalism, and Technological Innovation. Geo. Wash. J. Energy & Envtl. L., 5, 1. Spence, D. (2014). Fracking Regulations: Is Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation Around the Corner?. EMIC. Theodori,… Continue Reading...

Gender Roles in Traditional East Asia

Confucianism is one of the major factors that influenced gender views and perception in traditional East Asia, particularly in relation to the treatment of women in these societies. Confucianism is primarily a teaching that was brought by Confucius, a philosopher, political figure, and educator. The teachings of Confucius formed the foundation of education in the traditional societies in East Asia, especially in China, Korea, and Japan. Confucius teachings affected many things in these societies including fixing gender roles between women and men. Based on these teachings, which influenced nearly every facet of life in the conventional Korean, Japanese and Chinese… Continue Reading...

Proposed Immigration Bill

Introduction A lot gets lost in the current debates over immigration in the United States. When we regurgitate what we hear on the news or on Facebook, we fail to think deeply or critically about the issues. This nation is a settler nation; of that there is no doubt. European settlers displaced, forcibly removed, betrayed, and in many cases killed indigenous people whose land this was for centuries before. Those same Europeans cultivated a sense of entitlement to these lands, pushing farther and farther west until they hit yet another ocean. And they did not even stop there. They pressed… Continue Reading...

Iran Bioethics and Biotechnology Issues

astronomy and mathematics. Nevertheless, like most of Middle East, its scientific supremacy deteriorated when the Renaissance era started in europe during the fourteenth century. In the next few centuries, Iran grew gradually and also was not able to grasp its full scientific capacity (Saniei & De Vries, 2008). It's currently beginning to invest substantially in science, and significant developments are actually taking place in ESC exploration with the total support of the authorities. In 2002, Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, declared support for human embryo development and research and then commended the scientists that had created stem cells. Iran's… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

North Carolina Press, 2000. Hanrahan, Mark, and Jessica Wang. "Number of Fatal Terrorist Attacks in Western europe Increasing, Data S." U.S, 12 July 2017, www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-attacks/number-of-fatal-terrorist-attacks-in-western-europe-increasing-data-show-idUSKBN19X1QO. Accessed 16 Dec. 2017. Oshima, Shotaro. "Why the 1920s U.S. Ban on Japanese Immigrants Matters Today." HuffPost, 22 Dec. 2015, www.huffingtonpost.com/shotaro-oshima/1920s-us-ban-japanese_b_8858260.html. Accessed 16 Dec. 2017. Seonnichsen, John. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. ABC-CLIO, 2011. Continue Reading...

Universal Religions and the History Of the World

origin in the Middle East into the Caucasus and europe. Like Buddhism, the first three centuries of Christianity did not take root. Only after local kings embraced Christianity as state religions did Christianity become enmeshed with politics. Christianity did provide a universal faith for the otherwise disparate people of europe, replacing local customs and traditions with new Christian values and beliefs. The use of Christianity as a universal religion also enabled the consolidation of power within the Holy Roman Empire and later, the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the Byzantine Empire and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Local kings… Continue Reading...

Psychology Of Motivation and Oxytocin

How can Deci and Ryan's (2008) self-determination theory assist individuals in their personal or professional goals? Deci & Ryan’s (2008) self-determination theory is a theory of motivation that can help individuals set and achieve personal and professional goals. The theory can be applied to almost every area of life, including health choices or interpersonal relationships. One of the most unique features of self-determination theory is that it can be adapted to different applications. As Deci & Ryan (2008) show, self-determination theory distinguishes between different types of motivation including autonomous motivation and controlled motivation. Self-determination theory also takes into account the… Continue Reading...

Pepsico Organizational Change Caused by Aquafina Water

structure at PepsiCo. The divisions are guided by two variables, i.e. geography and business. Geographical-wise, the organization has europe, Americas and other regions (Thompson, 2017). 2. Functional corporate offices This characteristic primarily refers to PepsiCo’s primary business functions. The organization has corporate or global offices for the functions. The aim of PepsiCo in having functional offices is to ensure control at corporate level, and fast implementation of strategies and policies. Each of the groups is headed by an executive vice president (Thompson, 2017). 3. Global hierarchy The organizational structure at PepsiCo has a hierarchy that cuts across the global… Continue Reading...

Life Of Arthur Koestler

Perhaps the most apt descriptor of the life and times of Arthur Koestler is the term extraordinary. Koestler would author scores of works of literature, including one relatively early on in his career which enable him to remain financially secure for the rest of his life (Menand). He was also a Jewish person who lived through both World Wars and endured firsthand persecution during the Spanish Civil War--an event which helped presage the Second World War. A man of both political and religious conviction, Koestler remained active on both fronts for the duration of his life. Moreover, his early literary… Continue Reading...

The Culture Of the Eastern Band Cherokee

Introduction The Cherokee Tribe in North Carolina is part of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a federally-recognized independent Native American Cherokee tribe whose home base is in Cherokee, North Carolina, south of the Smoky Mountains. The Eastern Band is comprised of the descendants of the approximately 800 Cherokee who did not join the Trail of Tears—the forced migration of the Native American nations from the Southern U.S. region to the western U.S. region designated by the U.S. government as Indian Territory following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This relatively small number of Cherokee (compared to the 16,000 Cherokee… Continue Reading...

Delays in Medicating New Admissions Leading to Discharge Against Medical Advice

Introduction Factors related to hospitals and the patient population influence incidents of discharge Against Medical Advice, also known as AMA (Karimi et al., 2014). There is a high rate of discharges against the doctor’s advice after admission into emergency units. There is a need to probe the reasons behind such a trend (Shirani et al., 2010). It should be noted with concern that AMA is a healthcare institutions’ problem across the world because, in cases where children are discharged in such a manner, the blame cannot fall on these children. Children do not contribute to such decisions (Mohseni et al.,… Continue Reading...

The History Of Security Measures

those attempts were failures as the usurper was able to control France and other parts of europe. However, others were successful as Napoleon was eventually expelled from the country, illustrating the power of security in the public sector. Security as it is known today modernized largely due to investments in the United States which began in earnest in the milled part of the 19th century. However, the means of effecting security as a private enterprise as it is known today is largely engendered by the efforts of Allan Pinkerton and his Pinkerton Agency (Hankering). This agency was exclusively for… Continue Reading...

Race in Latin America

John Burdick in “The Lost Constituency of Brazil’s Black Movements” questions the narrative that race mixing, or mestizaje, is a solution to the problem of race in Brazil. Burdick states that “in Brazil the social perception of race exists along a continuum that encourages passing toward whiteness, making it difficult to forge a unified nonwhite identity” (139). What Burdick implies is that many Brazilians lack a distinct racial identity because of race mixing. The Black Identity in particular is negligibly felt socially in Brazil, and Burdick’s research indicates as much, with thirty participants claiming “to have used, for most of… Continue Reading...

Leadership Personality Traits and Organizational Behavior

Topic: How different personalities work together to achieve organizational goals. Article: Bakker, A.B. (2015). Towards a multilevel approach of employee well-being. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 24(6): 839-843. Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2015.1071423 Annotation: Employee wellbeing is strongly associated with collaboration in the workplace and the collective commitment to reaching organizational goals, according to prior literature. Bakker (2015) builds on prior literature in the areas of personality diversity and organizational objectives. This article first outlines various theories of organizational psychology including job demands-resources theory, which shows how top-level management decisions can mitigate the detrimental effects of personality diversity on organizational commitment.… Continue Reading...

Apple

ETF returns and volatility spillovers in emerging stock markets, europe and USA. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 11(3), 419-437. Zhang, J., Zhang, D., Wang, J. & Zhang, Y. (2013). Volatility spillovers between equity and bond markets: Evidence from G7 and BRICS. Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, 16(4), 205-217. Continue Reading...

Du Bois Vs John Lennon Sociology

Q1. Research the sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois and discuss his contributions to society. W. E. B. Du Bois, the author of The Souls of Black Folk, was one of the most notable African-American activists of the early 20th century. In this seminal work, Du Bois outlined what he called the double consciousness of African-Americans, “the sense of looking at one’s self through the eyes of others” (Du Bois 5). Black people were simultaneously excluded from mainstream American society yet also forced to understand it, given that they were rendered into a state of economic dependence on whites, thanks… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Csr and Employee Attitudes Essay

2.1 Employee perception of CSR As Du Preez and Bendixen (2015) note, a consumer’s initial exposure to a company’s brand typically comes from the employees who stand on the front lines of the company’s workplace. These employees represent the face of the business and thus embody the business’s brand. They are the brand’s diplomats in a sense, and if the consumer is put off by the employees, the brand suffers. In order for employees to represent their organization’s brand with confidence and enthusiasm, they must be able to believe in the brand, embrace the organization’s CSR policies, and promote the… Continue Reading...

Will Brazil Become a Global Trade Partner

believed Brazil gained all it could from the trading bloc and need to set up trade agreements with europe and the United States. Therefore, while it seemed viable to strengthen the Mercosur union, it was not feasible at the time due to the problems Argentina already experience and continues to experience and the underling exchange rate issues. Perhaps if there was a South American dollar kind of currency that every country in South America could use, then the Mercosur union would be more favorable. However, with the problematic currency crises of Argentina and Brazil, it would not be beneficial… Continue Reading...

The New Nation Jackson and Beyond

What were the challenges of starting a new government? Although in the United States today the American Revolution is considered a noble effort, in the view of Great Britain at the time of the revolt it was seen as treason or the greatest crime possible against a legitimate government. Beginning a new government in an era where the divine right of kings and heredity was the primary source of legitimacy for most monarchs was an undeniable challenge for the colonists. This was particularly the case in the colonies given the fact that the American Revolution had focused upon separating the… Continue Reading...

Sustainable Construction and Structural Insulated Panels

Introduction Sustainability, a word most often discussed, yet least understood is a topic of interest in today’s growing society. With various interpretations offered, some treat sustainability in a superficial way. However, for many businesses, nations, and individuals that believe in the future sustainability has to offer, the word is a serious one aimed at promoting efficient use of resources, a chance at stable economic growth, and continued social progress. In modern society, construction plays a part in how one lives, goes to work, and buys and purchases services/products. If sustainable construction can provide a chance for less consumption, less use… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

have placed the UK is a considerably better position compared to other developed nations in europe (Sriskandarajah, Cooley, & Reed, 2005). Labour Supply There can be fiscal benefits linked with migration, especially to increase the supply of labour and filling in gaps within the labour market where there are scarcities of workers. Averagely, immigrants are more educated and knowledgeable compared to their UK-born workers. In accordance to economic theory, a surplus in the level of immigration, emanating from the inflow of labour in the market, is delineated as an advantage and gain in national income accumulating to natives. When… Continue Reading...

Steps Of Economic Growth in Usa China and Germany

is actually a transshipment portal for the movement of goods within europe and also the world in general. More goods flow via Germany than via any other nation in EU. Roughly a third of the revenues from the ten most significant logistics marketplaces within the EU is actually created in Germany, with over three million individuals linked to logistics (Global player, 2016). References Global player. (2016, May 17). Retrieved February 13, 2018, from https://www.tatsachen-ueber deutschland.de/en/categories/business-innovation/global-player Fogel, G. K. (2010). Business environment in China: Economic, political, and cultural factors. Lawrence Technological University. Wolak, F. A. (2011). The New York Times… Continue Reading...

Slavery the Genocide Of Native Americans and Crime

Civil War and Reconstruction Question 2: What does the Civil War show that failed in the United States in this period? The Civil War and its aftermath showed that the United States failed to create a cohesive national character and ethical identity. The nation was truly divided, symbolized by the fact that Abraham Lincoln received not a single Southern electoral vote, and less than half of the popular vote, but still became President (Slide 5). The majority of Southerners allied themselves with the Southern Democrat platform, and failed to align their outdated beliefs about race and economic exploitation with the… Continue Reading...

Globalization and Neoliberalism Pros and Cons

conditions,” (p. 12). Likewise, Norberg (2004) points out that only a hundred years ago, North America and Western europe had exactly the same labor problems that they criticize developing countries for having, and lack the awareness or compassion to recognize that economic growth happens one step at a time. Globalization is inevitable, and it is time to start working together with the entire planet to promote prosperity. Liberal trade policies do lead to some messy outcomes in places, but over generations, also leads to increased prosperity and empowerment. The anti-globalization debate has strong principles, as Coleman & Kerbo (2009)… Continue Reading...

Capitalism Industrial Revolution and Social Change

the social, cultural, and political revolutions taking place throughout europe. Marx viewed the changes as being evolutionary in nature: as a progression from one type of government to another. Imperialism gave way to capitalism, which in turn would give way to socialism. Industrial capitalism helped dismantle the most familiar political and economic institutions that had prevailed in europe. Although sometimes tumultuous, the changes taking place in European society enabled the rise of the working classes to protest labor exploitation. The elite—the bourgeoisie—no longer claimed religious authority but merely wielded power due to their economic privilege. As a result, the… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Strategy Implementation at the Coca-cola Corporation

Coca Cola (Coca Cola Company, 2018). · The North America Group · Latin America Group · Pacific Group · Eurasia &Africa Group · europe Group (Coca Cola Company, 2018) There is a vice president allocated for each continental division, they control are in charge of the subdivisions based on countries or regions. The structure works effectively for Coca Cola because it is a giant company (Coca Cola Company, 2018). Coca Cola is regarded as an ethnocentric MNC since it operations internationally are significantly similar to their local ones. Coca Cola sells the same soft drinks, and operates the same way regardless of the country,… Continue Reading...

Marie Antoinette Role and French Revolution

exposed the corruption at the root of the monarchy—not just in France but in all of europe. It did not take long before Marie Antoinette became the definitive symbol of royal corruption, fuelling revolutionary sentiment. [3: “Marie Antoinette Biography.” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Last modified 2018. http://www.notablebiographies.com/Lo-Ma/Marie-Antoinette.html] However, historians have recently derided common accounts of the role Marie Antoinette played in fomenting pre-Revolutionary tension in europe. “Historians either ignored the women who participated in the French Revolution, restricted them to marginalia or reduced them to stereotypes.”[footnoteRef:4] Marie Antoinette has become a stereotype, a caricature, a mythologized figure who through… Continue Reading...

India Government and Economics

Government Type India is a parliamentary republic, the largest democracy in the world with over a billion people and counting. Head of State The head of state is a ceremonial position occupied by the President. The current President is Ram Nath Kovind, and vice president is M. Venkaiah Naidu, positions held since July-August of 2017 (CIA World Factbook, 2018). The president is elected by an electoral college, which is comprised of appointed members of both houses of parliament as well as members of state legislatures (CIA World Factbook, 2018).The President serves for a five year term, and there are no… Continue Reading...

Things Fall Apart Novel Analysis

Chinua Achebe’s classic novel Things Fall Apart describes a critical juncture in Igbo society: the first point of contact with missionaries. Even prior to their arrival, the protagonist of the story, Okonkwo, contends with both personal and collective crises in his community. Okonkwo “was well known throughout the nine villages and beyond,” an introduction to a man whose power and prestige have become the cornerstones of his identity (Achebe, 1958, p. 1). However, Achebe (1958) also describes Okonkwo’s dark side: his severity, the way he would “pounce on people,” acting with violence and aggression to achieve his egoistic goals (Achebe,… Continue Reading...

Theology Of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish

Church has grown and shifted its focus from traditionally centers in europe to its redemptive global mission, a “communion ecclesiology” has emerged (MacDougall, 2015, p. 2). Globalization and the ecumenical movement have been the main contextual variables that have encouraged the flowering of communion ecclesiology. The reason why communion ecclesiology has come “to the fore” in the contemporary world is that it “connects with the ecumenical desire to identify common ecclesiological ground among the manifold expressions of church in a manner that affirms and maintains their essential unity-in-plurality,” (MacDougall, 2015, p. 2). Following from the ecumenical principles guiding prevailing… Continue Reading...

H&m Trade Comparative Advantages

source goods from China – it doesn\'t take that much longer to get the goods to europe, and it is faster to transport the goods to the Americas from China than from Eastern europe. H&M should see the emergence of this flow of goods from China more as an opportunity, something to take advantage of if there\'s room to do so. H&M has substantial bargaining power with suppliers so that if it wants to set up its own factories in China, or simply bargain exclusivity with the best-performing ones, it can do so. If China is the low-cost provider… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Immigrants on the Uk Economy

Migration, Employment and UK Economy Point 1: Perception and Reality do not always align Duffy and Frere-Smith (2013) published their report on perception versus reality where immigration\'s impact on the UK labour market are concerned. The report highlighted several gaps between perception and reality, such as the composition of immigrants being largely asylum-seekers (most are students), and the fact that concerns about immigration have been rising recently. They also highlight that concerns are often surrounding impact on public service and benefits, but ignore positive elements like the tax contribution and economic benefits of immigrants. This study supports the findings of… Continue Reading...

Jakks Pacific Nadler Trushman Congruence Model

regions. These include the United States, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, and europe. As per the most recent financial statement disclosures, the United States contributes the lion’s share of net sales, i.e. 77% of net sales in 2016 and 72.7% in 2015 (JAKKS Pacific, 2018). c. Individual Level This has got to do with not only the activities, but also the performance of persons within JAKKS. Five of the key jobs that ought to be highlighted here include the Chief Executive Officer, The Chief Financial Officer, The Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President – Digital Marketing and Studio, and… Continue Reading...

Vodafone Analysis

Vodafone’s Business Strategy Vodafone’s business strategy provides an integrated and coordinated set of commitments and actions that are based upon the company’s core competencies and guides corporate behavior toward achieving performance goals. It also fits in with the existing external environmental conditions, which have enabled Vodafone to grow substantially over the years. Vodafone’s strategy has been, in some ways, based on the concept of growth at all costs—though, as its sale of its business in Japan and its failed takeover of the market in the U.S. both show, there is a limit to which Vodafone will exert itself in order… Continue Reading...

Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson

Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 war film that was directed by Mel Gibson, and that starred Andrew Garfield as the protagonist, Desmond Doss, who served in the Battle of Okinawa during World War Two. Doss was a combat medic who, because of his religious beliefs, refused to carry a weapon. Garfield and Gibson were nominated for Academy Awards for the film. Other stars were Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughan, Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, Ryan Corr, Teresa Palmer and Rachel Griffiths. The story focused on Doss\' experiences in the military and the war, but also on his upbringing and life experiences at… Continue Reading...

Sepsis

sepsis.” This study highlights how sepsis is not just a deadly condition, it’s an expensive one: in europe the cost of sepsis figures around 7.6 billion euros per year, and in America, it’s around $16 billion dollars per year. This article discusses how evidence has shown that the education of nurses is key and critical to minimizing mortalities from this condition. The authors have streamlined the most important things for nurses to do as the “Sepsis Six.” These are six things that nurses can do in the first hour of recognizing that sepsis has occurred to reduce mortality and… Continue Reading...

Legal Precedent Constitution Religion and Education

Original Post Blackstone initially set the precedent, so to speak, for English common law. English common law became the foundation for American common law, which values judicial precedent over statutes. Many European countries in fact use statutes over legal precedents as the means by which to determine legality, distinguishing the Anglo-American system from others. Blackstone indicated, “that precedents and rules be followed, unless flatly absurd or unjust; for though their reason be not obvious at first view, yet we owe such a deference to former times,” something that has become so entrenched in American judicial practices that it is sometimes… Continue Reading...

Industry and Ideology in Germany

helped them to become strong as nations, their relentless drive for dominance led to destruction across europe and Asia. The ideology is what allowed the concept of nation to grow in these regions and the economic investment in these regions allowed for the industries to grow as well. The integration of ideology and investment served to establish a foundation of pride in the people, and their proud helped to establish their sense of nationhood. In conclusion, the notion of “nation” developed in industrialized countries in the 19th century first primarily because these countries expressed an ideology that informed the… Continue Reading...

Conflict Management in the Workplace

Workplace Conflict Management The modern business environment comprises individuals from different nationalities, racial and ethnic backgrounds because of increased globalization and rapid technological advancements. As a result, human resource management practices in today’s business atmosphere have incorporated diversity as a crucial component towards promoting the wellbeing and success of the workforce. Diversity is seen as an important factor in enhancing the contributions of the workforce toward achievement of organizational goals and objectives. However, organizations are faced with the need to handle conflicts effectively because of the diverse nature of the workplace and workforce (Oni-Ojo, Iyiola & Osibanjo, 2014). Therefore, workplace… Continue Reading...

Immigration Essay

Opening Paragraph: In this Immigration essay, we will offer some sample titles, topics, an outline, and structure that you can use to improve your writing. The start of any good essay is an interesting topic statement followed by a succinct and descriptive thesis statement. The Thesis statement acts as the direction from which a reader takes when examining the body and conclusion. Body paragraphs should include a background on the topic and sub topics addressing each part of the thesis statement. The conclusion is a brief recap of what was covered. Titles: Immigration in the United States Past and Present… Continue Reading...

Brexit Essay

economic shock equivalent to natural disaster, says OECD”; “Earthquake in europe" and “Brexit An Earthquake” (as cited in Jasper, 2016, p. 17). After the dust actually settled and the nervous reactions to the Brexit vote turned to grudging acceptance, many economic indicators in the UK including employment have returned to their pre-Brexit levels and in some cases have since exceeded them as discussed further below.   Immediate aftereffects of the Brexit vote The “earthquake” predicted by many analysts for the UK post-Brexit has simply not materialized. In this regard, Halligan (2016) emphasizes that: There's very little sign of the… Continue Reading...

Nature Vs Nurture Essay

In this Nature vs. Nurture essay example, we will offer topics, titles, an outline, and what it takes to make a great paper. We begin with a strong introduction and thesis statement, followed by body paragraphs that offer in depth analysis of the topics as well as current evidence. We end the essay with a succinct recap of everything under the conclusion section. In critical essays, the main thing to focus on is development of a strong perspective to offer readers a unique and interpretive analysis of a text or topic(s). Titles: What came first, the chicken or the egg?… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

for throughout the years. From the first immigrants of Western europe to the new immigrants of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, many came to this country in pursuit of freedom a chance at upward mobility. This American Dream essay example will focus on the ways Americans have in the past and present, attempted to achieve a life of happiness and fulfilment in the United States. Title Recommendations: Pursuit of the American Dream To be or not to be: The American Dream A chance at Upward Mobility: The American Dream Topic Recommendations: The Modern Day American Dream Why Do People… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice System Essay

This essay discusses how the criminal justice system is an important part of the government, allowing for the prosecution, imprisonment, and rehabilitation of criminals. Apart from the court system and police, the criminal justice system has other components like criminal justice agencies that provide additional information for researchers to form studies and articles to help improve the criminal justice system as a whole. This Criminal Justice Essay will help students looking to understand what the system is and what components make up the system. By exploring the core of the criminal justice system, one can understand law and how the… Continue Reading...

Isis Attacks in America Essay

United States? Weapons of Mass Destruction: ISIS has Perfected the Use of Vehicles to Kill Groups in europe and Is Now Bringing this Strategy to the US Radical Islamic Terrorism: Is it Really the Biggest Threat Facing Domestic Security ISIS Attacks and the Trump Administration: Will the New Presidential Administration’s Approach to Terrorism Increase or Decrease the Likelihood of Domestic Terrorist Attacks Related Topics Radical Islamic Terrorism- What is radical Islamic terrorism?  How does it differ from the Islam practiced by the majority of Muslims?  Does the religion, itself, promote violence, or is terrorism a corruption of the religion. Afghanistan… Continue Reading...

Facebook Data Breach Essay

In this Facebook data breach essay, we discuss how Facebook allowed applications to mine user data.  The essay will explain what data was breached, how it was breached, and how that data was used.  Furthermore, the essay will also discuss the repercussions of the breach, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in front of the United States Senate, issues involving Cambridge Analytical, and information that is being revealed about additional data breaches. In addition to explaining the data breach, the essay will also discuss whether Facebook has a responsibility to users to keep data safe, and the steps that Facebook… Continue Reading...

Culture Essay

is no different.  With the Reformation in the 16th century, europe began to crack up with competing Christian cultures pulling people in various directions at once.  The Catholic culture of the medieval era was set against the Protestant culture of the modern era.  Wars ensued and in countries like England and parts of Germany and France, the Protestant culture was embraced over the Catholic culture.  europe itself was divided on the whole, with nations like Spain and Italy remaining firmly Catholic.  Fighting continued in spite of the temporary peace that concluded the Thirty Years’ War and by the 20th… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

Globalization: Advantages, Disadvantages and Concerns This essay discusses globalization and how social commentators and historians act like globalization is a new concept, but it’s not. It’s something that has occurred between nations for as long as nations have interacted. According to the SUNY Levin institute, “Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development, and prosperity, and on human physical well-being in societies around the world (2018).… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Nursing Rates Of Care Community

OBESITY 1 OBESITY 15 Obesity Name Date Introduction Obesity is a global epidemic affecting almost all population cohorts. Rates of obesity are rising worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2013), the obesity epidemic “is not restricted to industrialized societies,” with millions of obesity-related cases burgeoning in developing countries (p. 1). With billions of cases worldwide, obesity has therefore been described as the “major health hazard of the 21st century,” (Zhang, Liu, Yao, et al., 2014, p. 5153). Given the global nature of the disease, clinical guidelines have become increasingly standardized, but it is still necessary to tailor interventions… Continue Reading...

Intimate Relationships in Britain

an accepted norm (prior to Henry VIII’s example, pre-Reformation europe had never sanctioned divorce and had only rarely granted annulments), it is very likely that the concept of individualization would not have become such a major force in the modern era. As marriage promotes the concept of otherness and divorce promotes the concept of individualization, it is not surprising that the sanctioning of divorce by the post-Reformation modern world has resulted in the rise of individualization and the paradoxical, schizophrenic nature of intimate relationships today. With this in mind, the theory of Beck and Beck-Gernsheim (1995) is very helpful… Continue Reading...

Economics and Global Capitalism

society that resulted from the substantial break with the Old World that had existed in europe prior to the Protestant Reformation. With the Reformation and the new wealth that was pouring into europe from trade came a new modern society that was focused on materialism and profits and consumption, and the economic system that followed was based on this concept that society could be governed by economics. In my view, I feel it should be the other way around—that society’s values and principles are what govern society and that economic effects are systems are just an extension of these… Continue Reading...

American Exceptionalism Debate

in its allowance of freedom and social mobility, in contrast to europe, Asia, and other, much older civilizations. Yet as noted by Stephen M. Walt in his essay, “The Myth of American Exceptionalism,” perhaps one of the most ordinary aspects of America is its view of itself as exceptional. A more critical approach to America’s history, ideology, and identity is needed for America to move forward and to make needed political and social evolution into the future. Of course, it is fine to take pride in one’s nation. But to view one nation as exceptional and the only nation… Continue Reading...

An Age Of Revolutions in Europe and America

1. Alexander Pope assumes an authoritative voice in “An Essay on Man.” These lines, beginning with “All nature is but art,” and ending with “whatever is, is right” are declarative statements in keeping with the general tone and theme of the poem. In “An Essay on Man,” Pope seeks to situate humankind in the natural order of the universe. Pope shows the potential and the limitations of human beings, encouraging an attitude of humility. By stating, “All nature is but art,” Pope affirms the ineffable beauty of nature: which is one thing that humankind certainly does not create. As much… Continue Reading...

Pathophysiology Chronic Asthma Acute Asthma Exacerbation

Chronic asthma is considered to be a chronic inflammatory disorder of the bronchial mucosa that results in constriction of airways, bronchial hyper-responsiveness, and variable airflow obstruction that is reversible. Chronic asthma on the cellular level is characterized by an increase in the secretion of mucus and bronchoconstriction stimuli. Chronic asthma can be damaging to the epithelial cells found in the lungs, which can cause the reoccurrence a lot quicker leading to more severe cases of asthma. During the release of an inflammatory response, toxic neuropeptides and eosinophils are released, which can cause direct damage to tissue and this might result… Continue Reading...

Romantic Era Poems and Literature

1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge relies on rich multisensory imagery to achieve poetic goals in “Kubla Khan.” The sensory imagery Coleridge uses anchors the poem within the genre of Romanticism, as the poet evokes an idealized past based on the descriptions of the mythic Xanadu. Phrases like “stately pleasure-dome” (Stanza 1, line 2) also add evocative sexual imagery that coincides well with the imagery of the splendor of the natural world, with lines like “deep romantic chasm,” (Stanza 2, line 1). In “Kubla Khan,” Coleridge uses multisensory imagery to juxtapose light and darkness, femininity and masculinity, civilization and savagery, to induce… Continue Reading...

United States Markets Essay

countries, U.S. markets are much better than many markets in europe. However, these markets have experienced significant competition in terms of efficiency from some markets in europe and in Asia, especially markets in China. References Burgess, K., Grant, J. & Demos, T. (2011, November 13). A Market Less Efficient. Financial Times. Retrieved October 3, 2016, from https://www.ft.com/content/f80462a0-0c7f-11e1-88c6-00144feabdc0 Degutis, A. & Novickyte, L. (2014). The Efficient Market Hypothesis: A Critical Review of Literature and Methodology. Ekonomika, 93(2), 7-23. Retrieved from http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/files/journals/37/articles/3549/public/7-23.pdf Schuman, M. (2011, April 19). What the U.S. Debt Problem Means for the Global Economy. Time. Retrieved October 3,… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs. Practice in Small Business Setting Essay

When it comes to working in any sort of organization or corporation, one of the obvious chasms that becomes clear here is the relationship between theory and what is practiced in a small business setting. To truly look at and assess that paradigm, the author of this report has interviewed an owner/manager at a small business to discuss what they do to make things work, what is suggested in theory and scholarly literature and how those frameworks and lessons do or do not work for their particular situation. The author of this report will personally be making a comparison and… Continue Reading...

It's Learning Cloud Based Learning Management System Essay

in both Norway and other parts of the world, particularly europe (Bloomberg, n.d.). Some of the major countries where IT’s Learning currently operates in include France, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. The expanded operations beyond the company’s home country in Norway is attributable to effective strategies for global operations. However, IT’s Learning has experienced some strategic issues at its expands to other countries beyond its home country. According to Dewhurst, Harris & Heywood (2012), operating in the global environment environment through expansion generates strategic challenges. IT’s Learning’s decision to expand into other countries was fueled… Continue Reading...

Trade Union Act Of 2016 Essay

Essay Prompt: On 4th May 2016 The Trade Union Bill received royal assent to become the Trade Union Act 2016. Employment Minister Nick Boles said: “These changes will ensure people are only ever disrupted by industrial action when it is supported by a reasonable proportion of union members. The Trade Union Act means the rights of the public to go about their lives are fairly balanced with members’ ability to strike.” Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey said: “The bill’s progress today is a dark day for workers and for those who speak up in their defence when power is misused.”… Continue Reading...

Chef Grant Achatz Biography Essay

Essay Prompt: ** The Chef I chose is: Grant Achatz ** Culinary Food Science Research Paper Throughout the course of culinary history there have been many chef's, scientists, nutritionists, and even chemists that have contributed greatly to the advancement of  "Food Technologies." These people, whether through their culinary innovations or scientific discoveries have greatly impacted the world of cooking by creating flavors, safer food, and food that can be healthier for us to eat. Some of these discoveries can be so big that they have impacted or affected the entire world. For instance the discovery of the method for Pasteurizing… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty Essay

murder was not one of them” (Reggio 2014). In europe, by the tenth century, hanging was commonly used as a means of execution and by the Middle Ages in Great Britain and the rest of europe, prisoners were often tortured before being executed, even for relatively minor crimes or for their religious affiliations. Well into the eighteenth century, stealing small sums of money were capital offenses although by the early nineteenth century in Great Britain, only serious offenses were capital crimes. This was also true of colonial America. “By 1776, most of the colonies had roughly comparable death statutes… Continue Reading...

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Essay

Introduction: This essay consists of two parts. Part A is an analysis of quantitative data and Part B is an analysis of qualitative data. We will give you the data in both cases. Each part should consist of data analysis, commentary and interpretation. You should write well-structured report of between 750 and 1000 words for each part – plus any diagrams and charts you produce and a list of references. Part A The report carries out the data analysis of employee data to answer some human resources related questions using the SPSS software. The screenshots of the entire data are presented… Continue Reading...

Pokemon Go Essay

Watch Pokemon GO! – An Overview of the Hottest New Augmented Reality Game   Mixed between the alarming headlines of terrorist acts on the global stage and those concerning the strangest U.S. presidential election in history are increasing reports of people of all ages and walks of life engaging in one of the hottest new games to hit the market in recent years, Pokemon GO. Indeed, even the mainstream media appears to be caught up in the craze, and curious consumers are joining the Pokemon GO throngs in pursuit of elusive but valuable wild Pokemon characters they can “catch” with… Continue Reading...

Opium Wars Britain China

Miscommunications between Britain and China abounded in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, culminating eventually in the Opium Wars. In the 1840 document from Lord Palmerston to the Emperor of China, and the 1792 letter sent directly from King George III to the Emperor of China both reveal British desperation to trade with China. Initially motivated by access to China’s tea markets, the British East India Company soon recognized the lucrative potential of diversifying into the global opium trade as well. Even prior to the newfound hunger for opium, the British sought free trade with China, evidenced in these letters. Yet… Continue Reading...

Brexit

to the tradition of staunch independence that the UK felt with respect to continental europe (Wilson, 2014). The independence that Britain felt was manifested in a less than enthusiastic tone to membership both in politics and among the public. While there was general support, there were always strong opinions against membership. Right wing Britons took more of a realist view of international relations, as opposed to the neoliberal view – the latter of which would have supported membership the former of which would oppose it. There are many instances of Britain seeking to maintain at least some degree of… Continue Reading...

Whether Immigration Is a Problem or Not

contributions of immigrant laborers, from the Chinese railroad workers to the scores of immigrants from Eastern europe, South Asia, Latin America, and beyond. The United States has never been and never will be a homogeneous country. Therefore, capitalizing on its heterogeneity is the key to retaining the nation’s brand identity instead of letting its reputation continue to deteriorate due to nativist-type anti-immigration sentiments. Immigration is not a problem; in fact, immigration can be considered the solution to many problems. With more immigration, the United States has the potential to become a richer, more diverse, and more harmonious society. Immigration… Continue Reading...

Five Principles Of Management

In the contemporary age, management theory pertaining to proper management practice has undergone evolution. The ‘classical’ theories of management cropped up somewhere during the early years of the previous century. They include the scientific model of management that deals with matching activities with individuals for maximizing efficiency, and the administrative theory of management that emphasizes the identification of principles to help formulate the most effective management and organizational system. The behavioral theories of management were proposed prior as well as subsequent to World War II, and revolve around the way leaders ought to control and lead employees for achieving improved… Continue Reading...

Trade and International Business

Further, Ireland has a free-flowing land border with the UK, one of europe's largest markets. Leveraging both of these, Ireland has been able to attract a lot of investment in the form of service industries, software, and simply companies headquartered there whose profits flow through Ireland. The number of greenfield startups in Ireland and Japan are not much different, but on average investments in Ireland are larger (Santander, 2018). This is in part because such investments are not just for the Irish market, but for the entire EU, which is a market twice the size of Japan. That alone… Continue Reading...

The Portrayal Of Asian American Women

Representation of Asian Women: American Television Sitcoms and Media Introduction American Asian women exist within a culture that is at times resistant at providing a realistic portrait of what an Oriental woman is and how she expresses herself. This can be seen in personalities like Margaret Cho, whose sitcom, All-American Girl forced her to see the reality of how America perceived Asian American women and Oriental people in general. These negative images, stereotypes of Asian American women as 'demon women', 'hookers', and submissive, are translated not just in television sitcoms, but in movies like Ghost in the Shell and force… Continue Reading...

Health Public Policy Analysis

However, case studies in Taiwan, Latin America, North America, and europe offer the small town of Puerto Santa Lucia the chance to see how other municipalities have overcome similar challenges and realized their public health goals (Hancock, 1993; Hu & Kuo, 2016; Rice, Franceschini, Wallerstein, et al., 2017). To overcome specific challenges, the community needs to conduct a needs assessment, and make strategic interventions accordingly. Forming relationships with stakeholders, attracting investors from the nonprofit, government, and private sector, the mayor can begin implementing public health policies immediately and then roll out additional changes over the course of the next… Continue Reading...

Should We Get a Basic Income

Basic Income To understand why the concept of basic income would not work, it is necessary to understand the meaning of money and how it has value. Money has value because of two things: 1) confidence—as in the confidence that is placed in the currency by those who use it, and 2) the fact that it represents a store of worth—for example, if a person works ten hours on a roof, he expects to be compensated. He could theoretically be compensated with wheat, or milk, or beef, or gas, or some other goods or even services in exchange; but to… Continue Reading...

Colonialism in Higher Education Indigenous

Public Intellectual Essay The introduction of critical race theory and other anti-colonial approaches to academic discourse has obscured the fact that higher education itself remains embedded in colonial institutions and structures. Higher education is a vestige of colonial means of psychological and social control. The political implications of colonialism in higher education include the perpetuation of hegemony, the suppression and subordination of alternative epistemologies, the ongoing political dominion over what constitutes knowledge, and the use of higher education to promote structures and institutions that serve the dominant culture. Although often an unconscious process, the ways colonial mentalities and processes remain… Continue Reading...

Niger Sudan and the Issue Of Slavery

20th centuries as a result of the anti-slavery movement in europe (Klein, 1978), with Niger and Mauritania being the last holdouts to criminalize slavery in 2003 and 2007 respectively. Nonetheless, it is widely reported that slavery as a practice is still alive in well, with an estimated 8% of Niger’s population being held in slavery (Andersson, 2005) and people in the Sudan being sold into slavery in the wake of the civil war there (Bederman, 2013). This paper will discuss the problem of slavery in Africa from the standpoints of ethos, pathos and logos. Ethos From the standpoint of… Continue Reading...

Levi Company

Intro to the Company - Levi Levi is a company that was established by the Strauss family in 1875 and has experienced tremendous growth and profitability in all its operations. The company manufactures jeans from canvas and tent fabric as it operates in the fashion industry. Levi’s success in this industry is attributable to constant innovation and effective brand management. The firm targets younger consumers in the Baby Boom era because of their fashion preferences and consciousness. In the 2017 financial year, the global net sales of this company was approximately $4.9 billion. One of the most important aspects of… Continue Reading...

Negotiating Peace in the Middle East

state and collecting profits from pumping oil and gas to europe, and 2) expanding their own territory and national security (Engdahl, 2014). As an ally of Israel, the U.S. is heavily leaning towards supporting regime change and has so in the past with respect to Syria. However, now that Russia and Iran have emerged as defenders of Assad and have helped to drive back ISIS and the U.S.-supported rebels, the game has changed substantially and regime change no longer seems possible save for an all-out war between world powers U.S. and Russia. In order to get these various countries… Continue Reading...

Tammany Hall in New York City

The History of Crime and Punishment in the United States The crime of Edward Lawless—false registration—was an election crime that was as much an issue in 1904 as it is today in 2018 (and one could argue that it is even worse today than it was back then). Essentially, election fraud had been a huge problem in New York, what with the Tammany Hall government attempting to get its Irish Catholic supporters to register at multiple locations in order to vote early and vote often (and thus keep Tammany Hall in power). Teddy Roosevelt, as a member of the Police… Continue Reading...

Neocolonialism Trade and Cocoa

Introduction Colonialism marked the expansion and power of countries like Britain and France. The British and French had substantial influence and power in places like Cameroon, Chad, Congo, and South Africa. After some time passed, these former colonies gained independence and attempted to stabilize their respective economies. However, most gained no ground and remained dependent on things like foreign aid to survive. Such hardship brought in a new form of power dynamics, neocolonialism. Neocolonialism is a stark reminder of the power developed nations have over former colonies; West Africa's cocoa industry demonstrates how poorer nations remain poor through the limited… Continue Reading...

The Futurism Movement and Marinetti

Futurist Manifesto in 1909, it led to it being shared and debated all over europe. Published in Le Figaro, the manifesto described Art as being nothing but injustice, cruelty, and violence. (Esposito) Futurism was known for having both Fascist and anarchist elements to it. In fact, Marinetti at one point was an active supporter of Benito Mussolini. The Futurist Manifesto Analysis The textbook features The Futurist Manifesto Lines 1-11. These are the first four lines: 1. We intend to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and fearlessness. 2. Courage, audacity, and revolt will be essential elements… Continue Reading...

Literacy Rates Among Females in Developing Countries

in recent years. It has positive relationships with Russia, China, and many countries in europe and is seen as key player in the expansion of China’s Silk Road initiative. Iran is thus to be thought of as well-developed for a developing country. With this in mind, it should not be surprising to find out that that Iran’s female literacy rate is relatively high among the four countries here being compared. While not the highest (among figures that have been reported by UNESCO), it is certainly a figure that is believable, as Iran does have a culture that places high… Continue Reading...

Social Studies Instruction Observations

The Social Studies instruction that I observed was in a high school setting with students of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds. The demographic of the class consisted of 12 students, 5 female, 7 male; 3 African-American, 1 Asian-American, 1 Hispanic-American, and 1 foreign exchange student from Germany, as well as 6 Caucasian Americans. The overall demographic of the school is about 75% Caucasian American, 15% African-American, 5% Hispanic-American, and 5% other. There is about a 50-50 mix of males and females in the student body. The teachers are mostly female, with only about 30% of the faculty being male. Less than… Continue Reading...

What Happened to the Lost Colony Of Roanoke

in creating settlements and their relative importance in the balance of power of europe. Britain saw itself in a race for exploration and settlement with other major European powers, including Spain. Constructing successful New World settlements were part of the race for conquest in the Age of Exploration. Britain also drew up navigational charts and conducted research on native languages before settling over men and women to begin a settlement in the area.[footnoteRef:11] [11: Ibid.] Thus preparations were undertaken to ensure the success of the colony. White also had a personal stake in the future of Roanoke, which must… Continue Reading...

Dolci and the Counter Reformation

typical religious-historical type of subject associated with the Counter-Reformation underway throughout europe as part of the Council of Trent’s mission to use art to reinforce the principles and doctrines of the Church at a time when Protestantism was undermining the Church’s teaching authority (Vidmar). Salome appears as though disinterested in the disembodied head, offering it up to the public as though it were a piece of overripe fruit that one may or may not like to partake of. Dolci’s use of light reinforces the idea that Salome is by no means to be taken as a conflicted woman—instead, her… Continue Reading...

Graphic Design Historical Compare and Contrast

all posterity for the intelligence of her work. Works Cited Douglas, Ava. "Typography." History of Graphic Design | History of Graphic Design, www.historygraphicdesign.com/a-graphic-renaissance/printing-comes-to- europe/827-typography-2. Accessed 11 May 2018. Heller, Steven, and Mirko Ilic. Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior. Rockport Publishers, 2012. Meggs, Philip B, and Alston W. Purvis. Meggs' History of Graphic Design. 2016. Moma.org. "Paula Scher. The Public Theater, 95-96 Season. 1995 | MoMA." MoMA, www.moma.org/collection/works/8840. Accessed 11 May 2018. ---. "The Public Theater ? Story ? Pentagram." Pentagram, www.pentagram.com/work/the-public-theater/story. Accessed 11 May 2018. Seibert, John. "The Evolution of Typography: A Brief History." Print Magazine, 10 June 2015, www.printmag.com/typography/evolution-typography-history/.   Continue Reading...

Will Congress End the War on Terror

Over 50 Palestinians are killed in massive protest. Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/International/dead-hundreds-injured-palestinians-protest-opening-us-embassy/story?id=55143043 Irish, J., El Gamal, R. & Holland, S. (2018). europe licks wounds as Saudi Arabia and Israel hail Trump on Iran. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-diplomacy/europe-licks-wounds-as-saudi-arabia-and-israel-hail-trump-on-iran-idUSKBN1IA38C Johnstone, C. (2018). That time John Bolton promised regime change in Iran before 2019. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/that-time-john-bolton-promised-regime-change-in-iran-before-2019-fa9be9dd2e5d Langer, G. (2001). Poll: 2-1 support war on terror. Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=120969&page=1 Madison, L. (2012). Poll: Support for war in Afghanistan hits all-time low. Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-support-for-war-in-afghanistan-hits-all-time-low/ Mullen, T. (2016). It’s time to end the failed war on terrorism. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-mullen/its-time-to-end-the-failed_b_11965170.html Price, R. (2015). Apple co-founder thinks… Continue Reading...

Africa from Colonialism to Neocolonialism

Abba, and Ahmed (2013), “the external slave trade (especially between Africa on the one hand and europe and the New World on the other) and colonialism were two important episodes that markedly affected the economic development of the African continent during the last five centuries” (221). In essence, slavery was largely focused on the exploitation of human capital – whereby captured natives were expatriated to provide labor in diverse settings. For instance, European economies during the slave trade era were in need of sufficient labor to exploit vast and fertile lands they had seized in the Americas. According to… Continue Reading...

Monsanto and Gmos

Introduction Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is a growing problem especially with advances via the Monsanto lobby in Congress. There are several avenues Monsanto can take to generate an environment in the United States that supports GMO crops and GMO ingredients. They can alter the GMO food labeling bill and pressure farmers to adopt use of their patented seeds, among other actions. To thwart these efforts, the American public must act quickly. They must lobby the government against Monsanto and use the evidence from countries like India and Argentina where GMO crops grow, to demonstrate the deleterious effects of GMO. Viable… Continue Reading...

America and the Cold War Mentality

stick. Dulles himself was a product of the Cold War’s Marshall Plan, ostensibly developed to help rebuild europe’s economic infrastructure, but which actually provided the CIA with a bottomless pocket book from which the intelligence agency could engage in covert operations all around the world (Schultz, 2014). Operating behind entities like Radio Free europe, the U.S. became the new empire. It would attempt to muscle in wherever it could, exercising its influence in myriad ways. In Vietnam, for instance, it attempted to replace French rule with its own puppet on a string and then resorted to military force when that… Continue Reading...

Social Media in the Uk Promoting Freedom Of Expression

be distinguished and sanctions adopted for the latter, not the former. Hate speech, according to the Council of europe (2018), has no assigned definition. However, it could be seen as a “broad discourse that is extremely negative and constitutes a threat to social peace” (Council of europe, 2018). Towards this end, hate speech is inclusive of advancement of religious hate, promotion of political intolerance, and facilitation of propaganda against a social or ideological formation. For this reason, it is hate speech that the authorities ought to protect against, and not freedom of speech. Towards this end, many “British courts… Continue Reading...

Chinatown and Pianist Film Comparison Polanski

the opposite, as the audience knows fully well the realities of Jews living in Nazi europe. Both films are dark, sociological, and to a lesser degree political, and both offer sweeping and visually poignant narratives. One of the main themes Chinatown and The Pianist share in common is that of acceptance of the dark humor of life. Jake contends with the realities of Chinatown, of the deception, deceit, and lawlessness that characterized life in the early twentieth century. Szpilman, the titular pianist in Polanski’s 2002 film, epitomizes the psychological art of acceptance. Music symbolizes a psychic salve and also… Continue Reading...

Gmo Food Safety

A., et al (2015) No scientific consensus on GMO safety. Environmental Sciences europe. Vol. 27 (4) Konig, A., et al (2004) Assessement of safety of foods derived from genetically modified (GM) crops. Food and Chemical Toxicology. Vol. 42 (2004) 1047-1088.   Continue Reading...

Elizabeth Jane Gardner

Born in 1837 in Exeter, New Hampshire, Elizabeth Jane Gardner would become an American expatriate in Paris, where she pursued a career as an academic and salon painter, achieving renown as the first American woman to ever exhibit a work at the Paris Salon in 1868 at the age of 30. She was also the first female to ever win a medal at the Paris Salon, which she did for her painting The Farmer’s Daughter (MacLean). Gardner studied painting under a number of professionals, but the one who inspired her the most was William-Adolphe Bouguereau, whom Gardner would eventually marry… Continue Reading...

The Problem Statement Related to Virtual Teams

Hook Global virtual teams have been described as being valuable but “fraught with problems,” (Gordon, 2017, p. 1). Many of the issues confounding virtual teams are not technological issues such as network security but rather, are related to social and psychological factors. The failure of virtual teams to achieve stated goals may be due to any number of challenges, ranging from the lack of face-to-face interaction that provides the nonverbal communication context (Quisenberry, 2018) to the different means by which each member of the team uses or interacts with the technology and with team members (German, 2017). Global virtual teams… Continue Reading...

Robin Thicke Song Versus Porgy and Bess Song

Songs from completely different eras, historical contexts, and musical genres can often share point of comparison and remarkable musical similarities. Gershwin’s “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down,” is from the colloquial English-language opera Porgy and Bess with lyrics/libretto by DuBose Heyward. Conductor John DeMain reworked the original Gershwin compositions with Houston Grand Opera, staging Porgy and Bess to win both a Tony and a Grammy Award, thereby anchoring the production firmly within the realm of pop culture. Being from an opera, the song “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down” is lyrically driven, and the vocals remain the cornerstone of the piece. “Oh,… Continue Reading...

The Role Media Plays in Relation to Gender Stereotypes

that could be used to combat prejudices and stereotypes. The Council of europe in 2010 took a bold step to combat sexist content in the media programs and in advertising. The resolution emphasizes the fact that the media plays a central role shaping the public opinion and therefore is charged with the social responsibility of ensuring that there is mutual respect for human rights and dignity. It should, consequently be at the forefront in fighting discrimination of all forms against wither gender. In particular, the Euro Council outlines the role that the media has in shaping attitudes socially and… Continue Reading...

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Mrsa and Lyme Disease

overstated. These will be highlighted elsewhere in this text. Epidemiology In essence, Lyme disease is regarded to be europe and America’s most prevalent tickborne infection (Domino, Baldor, Golding, and Stephens, 2017). In the words of Mead (2015), the specific species of lxodes ticks that transmits the etiologic agent to humans “are found widely in temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere” (Mead, 2015, p. 187). More specifically, in the U.S., a significant percentage (up to 95%) of Lyme disease cases was reported in a total of fourteen states in the year 2016. CDC (as cited in WebMD, 2018) identified these states as… Continue Reading...

Assessing the Benefits Of Marijuana

Introduction The drug, marijuana, is actually not as lethal to human beings as cigarettes or alcohol. Further, it is much less addictive, being generally consumed in far lesser quantities. It is also not strongly linked to accidents, risky sexual conduct, and violence, the way alcohol is. Lastly, one can never lose one’s life to marijuana overdose. While a small share of individuals who consume marijuana do develop addiction, this issue can be easily treated. Marijuana in the form of a medicine proves effective in dealing with various acute symptoms such as wasting diseases, nausea and vomiting. Marijuana is very commonly… Continue Reading...

The Effects Of Manifest Destiny

Wars further enhanced the capacity of the American manufacturing sector to become a global leader. After europe’s devastating infrastructure damages suffered after World War Two, the United States rose to the occasion as the world’s creditor only because it had for so long aggressively pursued a policy of territorial expansion and rapid economic growth via Manifest Destiny. The political implications of Manifest Destiny were just as profound as the economic repercussions. During its heyday in the nineteenth century, Manifest Destiny resulted in the deepening divide between federalists and anti-federalists, between slavery and freedom, urban and rural, and between north… Continue Reading...

Muslim Women in Eastern and Western Literature

The Representation of Muslim Women in Eastern and Western Literature: A Comparison Representations of women in Middle Eastern literature represent a means by which the appreciation, perspective and overall role of women and how they are viewed by society can be determined. While some argue that literature and actually lived daily life are separate, literature serves as a measuring stick by which one can ascertain a definitive viewpoint on what the experience of being a Muslim woman is, and how such women are viewed. Literature can tell one volumes about how societies work and underscore the role that women play… Continue Reading...

Folk Medicine and Traditional Customs

Folk Beliefs: Health and Healing There are many different kinds of “folk”—and they are typically defined by regional or geographical background, which determines to some extent their heritage, culture, traditions, norms, customs and beliefs. For example, the Appalachian folk have different customs and beliefs when it comes to health and healing than “folk” from Deep South or “folk” from the rural Eastern European countryside. Some similarities in cross-cultural folk / traditional healing practices are the tendencies to self-medicate and to use homeopathic drugs—i.e., home-made ointments or treatments for illnesses that more modern patients would go to a doctor for. These… Continue Reading...

Classroom Management

Classroom Management: Hands on or Hands off? Introduction The issue of classroom management is a complex one in today’s world, especially as the issue of how to educate has taken on so many different dimensions over the previous decades. There are so many different schools of thought on the best way to educate that managing the classroom and instilling discipline is also impacted by these myriad voices and perspectives. This paper will focus on the issue of classroom management at the high school level and address the problem by examining whether character education, praise and relationship building can be facilitative… Continue Reading...

We Shall Remain Geronimo

We Shall Remain: Geronimo 1 The murder of Geronimo’s mother, young wife and three children turned him into a fighter: he hated the Mexicans after this attack and would attack any group of Mexicans that he encountered thereafter. He demonstrated great bravery. Following the murder of his family, he was part of the band of Apache sent to take revenge for the slaughter. The Mexican soldiers were firing at the attacking Apache, but Geronimo did not even flinch—it was as though he were possessed with an internal fury. As he assaulted them one by one with his knife, legend has… Continue Reading...

Gender and Thyroid Disease

Pharmacotherapy for Endocrine and Musculoskeletal Disorders Introduction Thyroid disease is an endocrine disorder, the treatment of which can be impacted by the factor of gender, according to several studies (Klein & Danzi, 2016; Magri et al., 2016; Schwensen, Brandt, Hegedus & Brix, 2017). The thyroid is responsible for producing thyroid hormone which plays a significant role in much of the processes of the body, from how your body burns calories to the rate of your heart beat. Thyroid disease tends to alter or disrupt the regulation of thyroid hormone production, which negatively impacts the rest of the body’s functions. Symptoms… Continue Reading...

Brexit and the European Union

what was once hoped to be a vital engine of growth for europe. On the other hand, the likelihood of the damage caused by Brexit—economists, according to the article forecast dire economic results if a so-called “hard” Brexit is enacted, given the ties British businesses have forged with europe—means the United Kingdom’s example could be a telling warning. Regardless, this article shows that even within May’s cabinet, profound ambivalence remains regarding exiting the EU. As a political point of rhetoric, nativist language is popular, but its actual execution is less so. References Cassidy, J. (2018). Boris Johnson’s resignation can’t… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Mainstream Media on Perception Of Events

Abstract The media has a pivotal part to play in giving the public information on what occurs worldwide, especially in areas wherein audiences lack direct experience or knowledge. In this paper, the effect of media on the formation of public attitudes and beliefs and its association with social change will be examined. The paper will draw on diverse empirical research findings and assess media coverage influence in areas like disability, economic growth and climate change. These findings will offer insights into how media shapes public discourse as regards establishing agendas and making the masses concentrate on specific topics. With regard… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of War on Iran

The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid on Iran Prior to 9/11 and the invasion of the Middle East by the U.S., the countries in this region, from Afghanistan to Pakistan to Iraq, Egypt and Libya, had used foreign aid and investment to stabilize their governments and build up their economies. In the wake of 9/11 and with the threat of war and revolution, upheavals have occurred, governments have been toppled, and societies have been decimated. As Scott and Carter (2015) point out, “no region in the world has received more US foreign aid than the Middle East” (p. 740).… Continue Reading...

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood’s career spans more than six decades, and is one of Hollywood’s few luminaries that is equally as renowned for his acting as his directing. Born in 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood’s formative years were spent during the Great Depression, during which his family moved around in search of work. Eastwood has one younger sister (“Biography: Clint Eastwood” 1). Eastwood worked a series of odd jobs, mainly manual labor, until he was drafted into the army in 1950. During his time in the Army, Eastwood proudly recalls how he managed to skillfully avoid combat in the Korean War by… Continue Reading...

The Tom Story in Mudbound

away in America. One almost has to leave, slip into anonymity as Dismukes does, or go to europe as Ronsel does, just to get away from it. The typical American viewer is more than likely going to feel that the race issues of the films are still pressing. As Meer and Nayak (2015) point out, race and racism are still hot topics in universities, which means that young students are continually thinking about these issues. Therefore, the films are bound to be seen as relevant reflections of a problem rather than an opportunity for the viewer to engage in… Continue Reading...

Systems Thinking in New Product Development

Abstract A case study of a tech start-up reveals some of the challenges associated with implementing systems theory in new product development. This area of study hold promise, but there are some implementation issues in the real world that have been identified and perhaps in need of further exploration. Introduction Systems thinking focuses on the interrelatedness of different systems, different roles and different disciplines. The system is not simply a set of parts, but it is how the parts work together, how they interact with one another, that forms the system. By focusing on the integrated whole, systems thinking is… Continue Reading...

When Memory Speaks Autobiography by Jill Conway Essay

Essay Prompt: Creative Non-Fiction Book/Movie Review 1. Write a 4-5 page book OR film review about one of the texts on the course—or choose from one of the texts below. You cannot write about one of the books, films, or authors you will be presenting on. Feel free to expand on one of your journal entries but be sure to add secondary sources to enhance your research. Submit a typed copy during the first class following reading week. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.  * Use proper MLA format:  * See  Libraries for how to write a book review:  http://seneca.libguides.com/c.php?g=20655&p=120055… Continue Reading...

The Art Of Michelangelo

Italy (Vasari, 1998). Michelangelo sculpted, painted and designed architectural works during the Renaissance in europe. He was commissioned by the Pope to paint the Sistine Chapel Ceiling as well as the sanctuary wall of the chapel where The Last Judgment can be seen. Michelangelo also sculpted the Pieta—but in this paper, his David will be discussed. By analyzing Michelangelo’s David, which is considered one of the artist’s greatest masterpieces (Johnson, 2003), this paper will show how it reflects a Christian worldview considering the era in which it was created. While Luther did not nail his 95 Theses to the… Continue Reading...

Tesla's Problematic Pricing Strategy

Pricing Strategies and Decisions Pricing Strategy Management Pricing Policies, Processes and Methods Policies used to manage Tesla’s pricing strategy. Currently Tesla is not only benefiting by but is actually relying on government subsidies to sell its cars. Subsidies come from electric vehicle (EV) tax credits that purchasers are able to obtain whenever they buy a Tesla. The problem is that these credits are only given to consumers for a set duration. Once the government ends the subsidy, sales drop drastically, as has been in the case in Hong Kong where tax incentives basically were the whole of Tesla’s pricing strategy—and… Continue Reading...

Safeguarding Criminal Justice System from Wrongful Convictions

Research Question and Introduction Development Topic: Safeguarding the criminal justice system from wrongful convictions through an efficient innocence program Research Question: What aspects of the innocence program need improvement, and in what ways, in order to guard the judicial system from wrongful convictions? (Rossi, Lipsey & Freeman, 2004) Introduction Wrongful conviction is an abuse of justice. It entails the sentencing and subsequent punishment of someone for crimes they never committed (Huff & Killias, 2013). Wrongful convictions can happen in civil and criminal cases alike. Many criminal justice processes have been tailored to overcome this possibility and overturn such erroneous judicial… Continue Reading...

Miami Beach High School Demographic Report

School Community Demographic Study Demographic Report Miami Beach Senior High School serves Miami Beach, FL. US Census data informs about the demographics of the Miami Beach community, which stretches along a narrow north-south oriented barrier island. Over the years, the demographics of the area have shifted, so this makes for a good study on aligning demographics with the area with those of the school. The census data shows that the total population for Miami Beach is an estimated 91,917. The area is majority Hispanic, with 53% of the total population. This is split among a number of different national origins,… Continue Reading...

Cultural and Cross Cultural Needs in the Great Lakes

Plan of Action to Build Trust: Introduction The Waasa-Inaabidaa people are the original inhabitants of the Great Lakes region. European settlement in the Great Lakes regions including Wisconsin and Minnesota dramatically transformed the relationships between Waasa-Inaabidaa and each other, and between Waasa-Inaabidaa and their geo-spatial territory. Over a century of conflict and mistrust characterizes the relationship between the aboriginal people and the newer inhabitants of the area, who now claim control over political, economic, and social systems. Therefore, it is important to develop a culturally conscious and culturally competent plan of action to build trust in this diverse community. Plan… Continue Reading...

Deontological Ethics

I have two thoughts regarding your narrative about duty. The first is that I see your point with respect to people having different ideas about what their duty might be towards others. Holly and yourself are described as having different ideas about what her duty towards Chelsea should be. That's a valid point – if we are to use a deontological framework then that assumes that we all have roughly the same framework with which we're working. The roots of deontological ethics derive from a European culture that was fairly homogenous and from a time when a lot of the… Continue Reading...

Music Industry Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property It is important to note, from the onset, that revenues for the U.S. recorded music industry have more than halved since the late 1990s (Figure 1.0). In essence, what has often been blamed for the falling revenues is the online music revolution (Mezei, 2018). It is instructive to note that in recent times, streaming services have seen their paid subscriptions go up significantly, with 2016 having been a particularly good year for the said services. These include, but they are not limited to, Tidal, Apple Music, as well as Spotify. Thanks to such growth in streaming services, quite… Continue Reading...

The Communist Manifesto Summary

Britain, many critics of the war descried the lights going off in europe and that prospects of them being lit again were remote, at least not in the lifetime of the affected generation. The twentieth Century was marked by wars, with the major one ending with the unconditional surrender of Japan in 1945. The commencement of the WWI in 1914 marked a great shift in the global consistency, for the first time troops from overseas were sent to go fight and work in areas not their own. Indians to europe and the Middle East, Chinese labor battalions to West,… Continue Reading...

Mission-based Management

A review of Mission-based management: Leading your nonprofit in the 21st century, by Brinckerhoff. Introduction World-famous writer, consultant, and trainer Peter Brinckerhoff’s whole career has been focused on working around, for, and in nonprofit organizations. The University of Pennsylvania (graduation) and Tulane University (post-graduate degree in the Public Health Administration) alumnus swears by the principle that nonprofit firms are mission-based in nature; their business is: to carry out their mission. Ever since 1982, when he established his own consulting company, Corporate Alternatives, Brinckerhoff has aided innumerable firms in increasing their mission-capability (Brinckerhoff, 2009, xv-xiv). His award-winning works include Mission-Based Marketing, Second Edition; Mission-Based… Continue Reading...

Early 20th Century Chinese Economic Reform

Yan Fu “On Strength” Yan Fu breaks from prevailing Chinese philosophical norms and traditions to embrace a categorically European approach to history and foreign affairs. Starting by explaining Darwinian theory and its implications for human society, Yan Fu shows how competition between societies is inevitable. Yan Fu reviews Darwin’s Origin of Species and explicates the other main component of the theory of evolution: natural selection. Humans are no different from the animals that Darwin analyzed for preparation of his thesis. Therefore, Yan Fu leaps quite dangerously into the territory of social Darwinism. Building on Spencer’s initial work on social Darwinism,… Continue Reading...

Database Professionals Employment Trends in Us and Monaco

Current Employment Trends and Certification Options for Database Professionals. Monaco Vs US Current Job Markets and Future Trends Analysis The current job trends for database professionals indicate that in both countries employment is projected to grow by about 11 percent in the coming 5 years (Kline). This is faster than the average in any other occupation. The driving factor is the ever-increasing data needs of companies within the economy. Data has been seen as the next currency and every company wants to invest heavily in the management and processing of data. According to the (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), DBA… Continue Reading...

Civil Rights and Social Change

Q3. What was the purpose of Prohibition? Which groups and areas generally supported the movement? Why? The purpose of Prohibition was ostensibly to reduce alcohol-related crimes and the suffering perpetrated by alcoholism on individuals, families (particularly women and children), and society as a whole. The Temperance Movement was widely supported by women’s rights activists and abolitionists throughout its existence. Yet it was largely made up of rural, native-born Protestants and there was also a strong anti-immigrant sentiment within the movement. The virulently racist Klu Klux Klan, for example, also supported Prohibition. In urban locations, the sentiment towards Prohibition was far… Continue Reading...

Late 19th and Early 20th Century Changes in the Us

It regarded World War I as a struggle between older, European powers. Trench warfare decimated the youth of europe. America’s late entry into the war proved to be fortuitous in the sense that it was exposed to less of this punishing and ultimately foolish method of warfare. Germany’s sinking of American ships when America was neutral combined with the alleged attempt of Germany to ally with Mexico to secure Mexico’s old territories, however, ultimately brought the US into the war (“The US During World War I,” 2018). References Dixon, R. (2009). New South era. Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved from:… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Health and Prevention

Diabetes Education and Prevention · Diabetes is a chronic disease related to the body’s ability to use insulin. · There is Type 1 diabetes which someone is born with and is a lifelong illness. · There is Type 2 diabetes that comes from poor diet and bad lifestyle choices. · To prevent Type 2 diabetes people must do several things. They are: 1. Exercise at least 15 minutes a day 2. Eat the recommended amount of 20-25 grams of fiber each day. 3. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables 4. Minimize simple sugars like candy and soda.… Continue Reading...

Fate Of the German Energiewende Reactions

Reacting to the Fate of the German Energiewende In contrast to the United States, many European nations have made substantial investments in green energy. Germany is one of the most committed of all EU countries to ensuring there is a source of clean, green power for future generations. Yet the organization German Energiewende unfortunately met with a sad fate, despite what seemed like a promising business model of developing so-called Q-cells to satisfy the nation’s energy needs. According to McKillop (2013), the company grew complacent from receiving heavy subsidies from German federal and local government. Despite interest from private investors… Continue Reading...

Understanding Issues Pertaining to Retailers Going Global

Issue: Retailers going global For United States together with European retailers within a still-troubled economic climate, the key to develop could be as difficult to attain as it can be difficult to disregard. Money-strapped consumers are, even now, not opening their own wallets, as confirmed by the decline in American retail product sales this past year. Simultaneously, lifestyle standards all over the world have already been increasing for a long time. Certain countries and parts that, at one time, functioned primarily as suppliers of cheap-labor together with raw materials within the global economic climate now feature engaging national marketplaces with… Continue Reading...

The Russian Revolution As a Direct and Indirect Cause Of Fascism

Furthermore, there was an aspect of literal “freshness” to it. It’s important to acknowledge that in areas all over europe, fascism was presented as a fresh perspective and possibly a hopeful move for the future, as it was youthful and different. “Fascists offered more than mere numbers. They offered fresh young faces to a public weary of an aging establishment that had made a mess of things.”[footnoteRef:8] [7: E. J Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 (New York: Vintage Books, 1996), 46.] [8: Paxton and Morey, Anatomy, 103.] One could argue that perhaps the fascists had a better… Continue Reading...

The Russian Revolution and the Rise Of Fascism

Russia and was threatening to do the same throughout europe. In what way did the Russian Revolution spark the rise of Fascism? Paxton (2005) states clearly that Fascism appeared wherever there were “attempts at Bolshevik revolution—or fear of it—during the period when communism seemed likely to spread beyond its Russian home base” (p. 81). This was especially true in the strongholds of Fascism in europe, where “Germany, Italy, and Hungary had all had particularly close calls with the ‘red menace’ after the war” (Paxton, 2005, p. 81). Fascism represented an ideology directly opposed to that of the communists. During… Continue Reading...

Social and Environmental Challenges Facing Megacities

Overcrowding in Megacities Cities are increasingly getting larger, which results in the increased emergence of megacities worldwide. Megacities are increasingly emerging in developing nations due to mass urbanization. One of the major contributors to the rise of megacities worldwide is globalization and rapid technological advancements. By increasing connectivity, globalization has contributed to mass urbanization as people look for better environments for their socioeconomic growth and development. Globalization has transformed the nature of urbanization by making people’s movement to become global rather than intra-national rural-urban migration. According to Heyzer et al. (2016) the rise of megacities worldwide is an indicator that… Continue Reading...

Third World Relations with Other Worlds

Contingency or, How Might Things Have Been Different The WWII brought with it significant changes to the political and administrative structures and trends across the globe. Even as the world strong and influential nations realized the political changes and military supremacy over other, the third world, majorly the African nations also had a shift in the political trends internally. It was during this time that the African nations the vulnerability of the European nations even in war yet they are the ones that colonized them. What followed was a mass scramble for the emancipation and decolonization of the African nations… Continue Reading...

Kublai Khan Improvements to the Chinese System and Ideals

It has even been proposed that the creation of gun powder and of imprinting in europe was a result of a cultural diffusion from China, in spite of the fact that an immediate impact from China can't be demonstrated (Khan, 2017). Chinese civilization itself stayed particularly what it had been before the Yuan line. Neither the mental image of the Chinese nor China's situation on the planet changed radically. The change and difficulties to which China was uncovered under the Yuan, in any case, can clarify a significant number of the trademark attributes of Ming history. The last of… Continue Reading...

Alice Walker’s “everyday Use” and Individual Identity

Preserving Family Traditions and Cultural Legacies: Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and Individual Identity In Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use,” the conflict between a desire for personal fulfillment and the need to honor one’s tradition is dramatized in the conflict shown between two daughters, Maggie and Dee. Maggie has never had a desire to leave home and seems content to live with her mother. Mama is a woman who has grown up poor, tough, but also very deferential to white people, because of the profound societal injustices she has endured. “Who can even imagine me looking a strange white man… Continue Reading...

The Book Trade in Early Modern China

Knowledge in China, 1834-1839,” while the increased ability to disseminate mass printed materials had notable effects within europe, it also had a substantive impact upon the ways in which Europeans interacted with foreigners. The Qing Dynasty in China met with considerable resistance when it attempted to create protective trade barriers to prevent the facilitation of opium trade between itself and europe. Of course, this eventually resulted in the decisive military conflict, ending in a victory of British economic interests. But even before that, the British engaged in a war for Chinese hearts and minds. As noted by Chen, in… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between Europe and China Article Analysis

Analysis in Relation to the Nature of the Book Trade between europe and China Written by T.P. Yang, The New Book Trade in Shanghai, is an amazing article that attempts to define the roots and growth of the new book trade establishments in China. Appearing in The China Weekly Review, the article not only highlights the factors that contributed towards the said growth, but also the reasons for the depression in sales during the previous year (1930), and the various approaches that merchants adopted in an attempt to remedy the situation. In relation to the factors that contributed towards… Continue Reading...

Business Strategy L Oreal India

bringing in marketing talent from outside – east Asian countries, europe or North America – to ensure that the company is the leader among its peers at modern marketing practices, to capture the large number of young Indian women who are becoming educated and entering the workforce. The second alternative is to invest more heavily in new categories, such as expanding the Bangalore lab for organic and ayurvedic products. It might be worth studying what Indian communities in the UK, Canada and the US are doing in this regard – if these niches are gravitating to these products, that… Continue Reading...

Trends Benefits and Implementation Challenges Open Data

Open Data: Trends, Benefits, and Implementation Challenges Introduction Technology has revolutionized the way things are done. Today, thanks to advances in technology, information is being shared and distributed in ways that appeared impossible a few decades ago. With the Internet of Things (IoT) promising to further revolutionalize the availability and distribution of information, it would be fairly accurate to state that we are likely to witness greater possibilities on this front going forward. This text concerns itself with the trends in open data. In so doing, it will also highlight the benefits of open data as well as the implementation… Continue Reading...

At the Art Institute Of Chicago

described it, was a reference to the idea that people in europe were losing their capacity for logic and common sense—and in effect their minds—by entertaining ludicrous concepts and romantic, utopian visions for society. The French Revolution had already occurred and the continent was now at war as Napoleon made his force felt. Reason, Goya, felt was being lost every day and the world that was emerging was truly a nightmarish one as a result. The lines of the composition help to center the viewer’s eyes on the torso of the sleeping man, as he lies forward over his… Continue Reading...

Problem Statement Impact Of Emotional Intelligence on Teamwork

Problem Statement In the words of Quisenberry (2018), “while increased challenges are prevalent during virtual teaming arrangements, there seems to be evidence supporting that virtual team performance can be improved when team members have higher emotional quotients.” This is particularly the case given that various studies seem to suggest that the most common difficulties virtual teams encounter have got to do with failure by team members to effectively self-manage, share knowledge, and integrate the concerns and perspectives of other team members. The general business problem is that businesses operating in the global arena may have their performance negatively impacted upon… Continue Reading...

Purpose Statement Virtual Teams Study

will comprise of employees of companies with operations in the United States, europe, and Africa, and who have virtual teams working in collaboration to accomplish various organizational goals and objectives. This population is appropriate for a study of this nature because by virtue of being dispersed, “physical contact in virtual teams is reduced or lacking altogether which means that collaboration is enabled by IT-solutions such as computer based communication” which essentially implies “opportunities as well as challenges for today’s global e-leaders” (Lillian, 2014). The present study will be inclusive of employees who have had the opportunity to accomplish tasks,… Continue Reading...

Ben Kuroki Most Honorable Son Documentary

specialty as a B-series air pilot and quickly saw action throughout europe, becoming a war hero. His status as a hero contradicted the status of other Japanese-Americans (Nisei), who were being placed in internment camps. 2.What happened to Ben Kuroki in Los Angeles and San Francisco? When Kuroki returned to the United States and was posted in California, he witnessed severe and pervasive discrimination in both southern and northern California. In both Los Angeles and San Francisco, Kuroki decided to become a hero of another type: advocating on behalf of his people within the context of civil rights and… Continue Reading...

Intensive Care Unit Nursing Staff Job Stress and Burnout

sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in europe and the United States. BMJ, 344, 1717 Andolhe, R., Barbosa, R., Oliveira, E., Costa, A., & Padilha, K. G. (2015). Stress, coping and burnout among Intensive Care Unit nursing staff: Associated factors. Journal of School of Nursing, 49, 57-63. Doi:10.1590/S0080-623420150000700009 Bakker, A.B Le Blanc, P.M., & Schaufeli, W.B. (2005). Burnout contagion among intensive care nurses. J Adv Nurs, 51(3), 276-287. Maslach, C., Schaufeli, W. B, & Leiter, M. P. (2001). Job burnout. Annu Rev Psychol, 52, 397–422. Tucker, S. J., Weymiller, A. J., Cutshall, S. M., Rhudy, L. M., & Lohse, C.… Continue Reading...

Paleo & Archaic Periods

Commitment Expectations The major topic I have decided to research is the topic of the progression of the ancient people from the Clovis Period to the Late Archaic Period as represented by the artifacts and art that have survived them. Specifically, the paper will use the spear points of the Clovis Period found in Iowa from 11,000 BC and the White Shaman Mural found in West Texas from 2000 BC to describe the evolution of the ancient world—an evolution that begin with the people’s need simply to survive by hunting and using the spear points as a tool; after the… Continue Reading...

Reliability Credibility and Validity

Reliability a. Dependability means emphasis on the need for researchers to take into consideration, the ever-evolving context within research as it happens (Creswell & Miller, 2000). The responsibility of qualitative research is to describe the changes naturally occurring in the setting as well as how such changes researchers approach the study. To address dependability within a qualitative research study, a person can perform member checking of data interpretation, a pilot test, and a peer review. These techniques allow for accurate assessment of dependability regarding the information collected for the study. When a person begins qualitative research, to determine reliability and… Continue Reading...

Goya Rodin and Modern Art

was happening in his own time. The effects of the French Revolution had spread throughout europe and Spain had gotten to enjoy the Napoleon’s conquests. Goya’s painting reflected the insane frenzy for power. The Protestant Revolution had led to wars throughout the Continent over the previous two centuries (Laux). The French Revolution had led to immense bloodshed in an attempt to instill a new order based on Reason (Holsti). Napoleon had invaded country after country in response, and the Spanish Inquisition was trying to root out crypto Jews to protect the country and the Church from (Elliot; Roth). In… Continue Reading...

Slumdog Millionaire Thoughts and Reflection

world nations. Many developed nations like the United States and those in Western europe, have made their fortunes at the expense of third world nations such as those in South Asia and Southeast Asia. The film, by showing the misery and humanity of Jamal’s childhood, forces the spectator to examine the bigger picture of the how the global economy works and who suffers from the mighty hand of all the super-powers. #2 When the film was over, one of the major issues that I was turning over in my head was about fairness, justice and karma. I understand that… Continue Reading...

International Management

makes a big difference in the marketing of the product. 2. The first major segmentation that is required in europe is by language group. Many companies that package in europe simply choose to produce one package for all of europe, where key things on labels are provided in all EU languages. Paliwoda (2007) points out that when the EU expanded it created a much more diverse europe, forcing marketers to rethink their approach to the common market. However, marketing in different countries goes beyond simply having more languages on the label. Each European country will have its own sets of… Continue Reading...

Heart Of Darkness Essay (example Completed in 2019)

[toc]   Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness is a fictionalized account of real-life historical events that took place during the colonial era in Africa. The novel centers on the protagonist Charles Marlow, known throughout the book as Marlow. As Marlow travels deeper and deeper down the river on a mission for the Company, he becomes increasingly horrified and shocked by what he sees. Having witnessed first hand the insane cruelty of colonial oppression, Marlow completely reconsiders his own role in the world. Through Heart of Darkness, Conrad conveys anti-colonial sentiments, showing how racism and exploitation are detrimental to all… Continue Reading...

Montreaux Chocolate Usa Case Study

US knows this name, and whatever reputation it has in europe will not automatically carry over to the American market. Apollo’s demographic target of females aged 45-64, college educated, married with children, high household income, concerned about health and weight, is a strong choice of target. They have the income, because they are buying for themselves they have brand loyalty, and they are old enough to know what good chocolate is, and appreciate it. This demo, however, is not familiar with the brand name. The good news is that they are willing to experiment, so a smaller packaging size… Continue Reading...

Is Erdogan an Extension Of the Ottoman Empire

Central Asia and the Arab world. Of course, religion also differentiated the Ottomans from their Christian neighbors in europe. Hegemony has been perpetuated through religion and cultural identity. The Erdogan approach to Turkish governance has been remarkably similar to that used during Ottoman times. In fact, Erdogan has invoked Ottoman history and identity to call attention to his grand vision for Turkey’s role in the new world order. The president has “called Turkey’s identity essentially Ottoman,” in order to stimulate the ethnic pride in the once-great empire, and “Turkish society is being recreated in his vision of the Ottoman… Continue Reading...

Factors for Keeping Employees

Readmission of Hispanic Populations for CHF Abstract Background: The specific phenomenon examined within this paper is the readmission of Hispanic patients for congestive heart failure (CHF). Hispanic patients are representative of myriads of underserved populations in this regard and are frequently troubled by readmissions for this ailment due to an assortment of factors revealed from an thorough literature review about this subject. Literature Review: The literature review for this paper involved searching and parsing through scholarly articles specific to this phenomenon. The author of this document sought out articles focused on this particular population segment and issues contributing instances of… Continue Reading...

Affirmative Action Plan in Human Resources

Affirmative Action Plan It is a fact that there has been discrimination in employment, where minorities, women, veterans and the disabled are sidelined in favor of the rest of the population. This ought to be provided with equitable access to employment opportunities and this is exactly what affirmative action plan does. By statistical analyses of the demographics, affirmative action programs are able to do away with the negative effects of employment discrimination, in an inclusive manner and without regard to gender, race and disabilities (HRUnlimited, 2018) Affirmative action is a major concern for many employees. The laws of affirmative action… Continue Reading...

Capras Negro Soldier

fight with whites to oppose discrimination and segregation abroad in europe. In other words, there was an apparent hypocrisy at the heart of the film’s message. Moreover, Moss himself takes part in the manipulation of details to glorify the war, calling it “a battle between nation and nation,” as opposed to a battle between man and man.[footnoteRef:12] The film strategically depicts the Germans blowing up an African American monument commemorating the black soldiers who fought in France in WW1 to show how the Germans were racist. The film completely ignores the Jim Crow laws in the U.S. that were… Continue Reading...

Comparing and Contrasting Dada and Surrealism

the “anti-art” and anti-establishment sentiments brewing within its artistic circles in europe (Papanikolas 1). Dada laid the groundwork for several other artistic movements that followed, including surrealism. Surrealism has a definitive starting point: the publication of Andre Breton’s Manifesto of Surrealism in 1924. With Breton’s manifesto, surrealism became quickly known as being more “programmatic” and formal a movement versus its looser precursor in Dada (Rubin 12). Breton begins his definition by explaining the core elements of surrealism: its emphasis on dream states and the subconscious or unconscious mind, and an acknowledgement of profound discontent with materialism and the way… Continue Reading...

The Origins Of Fascism in Europe

goes on to note that the idea of fascism was occurring elsewhere in europe at the same time—quite distinctly from anything related to Mussolini. The Hungarian kingdom had essentially been dissolved by the Treaty of Trianon following the end of WWI, and Bela Kun had instituted a socialist government in Budapest. Hungarian elites struck back and formed the Anti-Bolshevik Committee, which was essentially anti-Jewish, as Kun’s commissars had mainly been Jewish. Thus a type of Hungarian fascism was born. A similar story was told in Germany, where Hitler led a similar response to Jewish power during the Weimar years.… Continue Reading...

Mass Repression Order No. 00447

fear necessary for obedience and social control. Bibliography Ellman, Michael. “Regional Influences on the Formulation and Implementation of NKVD Order 00447,” europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 62, No. 6 (August 2010), pp. 915-931. Ezhov, Nikolai. “Operational Order.” http://soviethistory.msu.edu/1936-2/the-great-terror/the-great-terror-texts/mass-repressions Getty, John Arch. Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition, Yale University Press, 2013. Getty, John Arch and Oleg V. Naumov. Yezhov: The Rise of Stalin’s Iron First, Yale University Press, 2008. Werth, Nicolas. “The Mechanism of Mass Crime.” In The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective, edited by Robert Gellately and Ben Kieman Cambridge University Press, 2003.   Continue Reading...

What Did Goya Paint

and Redon cover three centuries of thought and activity in europe. Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son (1819-1823) and Redon’s The Smiling Spider (1887) both show strangeness in the extreme and depict a frightening aspect of the world that is at once nightmarish and bizarrely humorous. This paper will provide an analysis of Goya’s and Redon’s respective works. Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son shows Saturn, the Roman god, who ate his children because he feared they would overthrow him. It is a cruel and grisly subject, but one that Goya felt reflected the world in which he lived where so… Continue Reading...

Nazi Literature Pre Oppression Subordination

Pre-Nazi Germany exhibits the kind of delicate yet poignant tension that precipitates major calamity or revolution. Contemporary art, music, and literature capture the social and political atmosphere and all its nuances, especially as it impacts the lives of individuals from various social spheres. Heinriche Heine employs the medium of poetry to subversively satirize the seeds of political and social oppression that were being planted during this critical period in German history. In “Germany: A Winter’s Tale,” Heine draws on the age-old tradition of epic poetic narrative to frame parallels with Teutonic history, all the while capitalizing on the ability of… Continue Reading...

How Native Americans Shaped Modern American Identity

freely supported them for years while they awaited assistance from europe, all with no real expectation of being repaid in kind or turn. Without this assistance, the settlement of the American continent might well have been delayed for several more decades. In addition, and although many modern Americans may not realize it, the so-called “melting pot” that would characterize the American identity during much of the 19th and 20th centuries was the direct result of the influences of Native American tribes. Moreover, Native American tribes were also responsible for influenci8ng the Founding Fathers’ views about liberty and pluralism in… Continue Reading...

The Use Of the Lean Method

Page 1 Higher death rates at Community hospital may be cause for alarm. People often do not want to see negative statistics that may infer lower quality care. However, does higher death rates mean lower quality care or can it be something else? Something like this may be brought up because the logical conclusion would be that low quality care brought on by potential problems within the hospital such as understaffed departments or lower quality medical tools, could lead to the higher mortality rates. Still, it may be randomly attributed, and these higher rates of death could be from chance… Continue Reading...

Fascism and Communism in Perspective

by Hobsbwan E., (nd: Pp 29) “revolution swept across central and south-eastern europe in the autumn of 1918, as it had swept across Russia in 1917…No old government was left standing between the borders of France and the sea of Japan. Even the belligerents on the victorious side were shaken… ” These two gave way for all forms of totalitarian ideologies and thinking that shaped the 20th Century. Further, Robert Paxton (nd: Pp28) points out at WWI as the most central cause for the thriving of the fascist movement. He indicates that “The experience of WWI was the most… Continue Reading...

Health Care and Obesity

level), simply improving care (secondary), and improving treatment access and recovery possibilities (tertiary) (World Health Organization europe, 2018). For helping populations prevent obesity, the primary prevention method would be to provide health literacy to the population so that it understands the risks of consuming too much sugar and how it can overcome this risk. The secondary prevention method would be to provide the population with suitable healthcare facilities and a suitable infrastructure; the tertiary method of prevention would be to provide suitable treatment—such as healthy diets and exercise interventions. References Bocarsly, M. E., Powell, E. S., Avena, N. M.,… Continue Reading...

Russia Economic System and Scarcity

Country’s Economic System and Scarcity: Russia In previous eras, the name of Russia was synonymous with a very particular type of economic system, namely that of communism. After the end of communism, Russia adopted what was a thriving capitalist economy, buoyed in part by oil wealth. Still, Russia has attempted to pursue an independent financial policy, particularly given the considerable tensions which still exist between the nation and much of the industrialized world. It has not sought ties with many other nations, in contrast to the European Nation members. Currency woes, as the Russian ruble’s value has plummeted and inflation… Continue Reading...

Change Management

Introduction A change management plan to implement a new process in the workforce to allow for a business to provide more personalized service is needed in the retail industry (Aloysius, Hoehle, Goodarzi & Venkatesh, 2018). Brick and mortar stores must do something to differentiate themselves from e-commerce businesses, which can provide more convenience to shoppers who prefer not to have to leave their homes. In other words, brick and mortar retailers need to give consumers a reason to come in—and that reason is personalized service. This has been demonstrated successfully by companies like Best Buy, which introduced the Geek Squad… Continue Reading...

Fema and Hurricane Katrina

Katrina The problem with the response to Hurricane Katrina was not that a National Response Plan (NPR) was not in place or that a National Incident Management System (NIMS) did not exist. It was that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had been in decline for years, was suffering from significant turnover among top leaders, and the individuals who were in charge lacked the appropriate leadership experience and knowledge to oversee an effective response to a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina (Lewis, 2009; Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina,2006). This paper will 1)… Continue Reading...

Ratifying the U.s. Constitution

to withdraw from the Union, a war followed in the U.S.—so it may be that one follows in europe soon, too. And because the U.S. is governed by a federal government that now has powers to go to war whenever it sees fit without any permission from Congress thanks to legislation that was passed following 9/11 giving the President immense powers, it could so happen that the Hamiltonian central government could get the states involved in even more foreign entanglements. As History.com points out, the U.S. Constitution is “the oldest written constitution in operation in the world.” But does… Continue Reading...

Company Strategy Merck Versus Pfizer

Q1.Why has the attractiveness of the pharmaceutical industry declined so much since the 1980’s? What are the implications of those changes in industry structure for firm strategy? Despite the tremendous profits garnered by large pharmaceutical companies for so-called blockbuster drugs, pharmaceutical companies must make huge investments in R&D to produce profitable medications. The vast majority of drugs which are developed and tested never go to market. Additionally, once companies produce valuable drugs, they have a limited window on which to capitalize upon a drug’s profitability before its compounds can be sold in the form of a much cheaper generic. The… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

Challenges to Democratic Development in Africa Introduction The political life in Africa has largely been characterized by poor governance and an inherently poor democratic record. This has in most cases led to not only political disillusionment, but also despair – effectively stifling the continent’s economic advancement. In effect, the challenges facing the continent as far as democratic development is concerned stem from political misrule coupled with the adverse effects of imposed westernization, as well as globalization and resource exploitation. As a consequence, the continent continues to suffer demobilization on the political front which has effectively led to economic decapitation. Millions… Continue Reading...

Emirates Airlines Pestle and Swot Analysis

political factors that have impacted Emirates Airlines. 1. Brexit The decision by Britain to leave the European Union impacted travel across europe. The voting decision to leave the EU without a doubt had some economic disruption in addition to the effect of the political and economic volatility in the European nations. This political instability resulted in decreasing demand and the decline in demand implies less people consumers travelling on airplanes. Emirates Airlines were amongst those that largely profited from the EU arrangements to open airspace and free movement of persons. Brexit will without a doubt give rise to a long-winded period… Continue Reading...

Goethe and Romanticism

Goethe and Romanticism Goethe, as per the traditional German assessment, was more of a classical author, than a Romantic author. In the words of Smith (2009), “to students of German literature, it is so obvious that Goethe was un-romantic and anti-Romantic that they seldom bother to say so” (71). As per this viewpoint, his works are seen as having been influenced by diverse literary movements, i.e. Weimar Classicism and Storm and Stress. This is a viewpoint that ought to be questioned – particularly after placing his works and writings in the Romantic Movement context. This discussion argues that undeniable parallels… Continue Reading...

Comparing Etihad and Emirates

and Boeing jets. It reaches destinations all over the world—America, Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and europe. In 2015, it saw revenues of more than $9 billion and it currently employees more than 20,000 workers (Etihad Airways, 2015). Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued the Royal Decree establishing Etihad Airways as the second flag carrier of the UAE: his purpose was to have an airline for Abu Dhabi. That airline grew immensely over the following decade. It turned its first net profit of $14 million in 2011 in line with corporate guidance. It took a 29% stake in… Continue Reading...

Coastal Forests and Woodlands

in the fall and regrow them in the spring. They can be found in Asia, North America, and europe. Notable among them are the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (USA), the Northeast China Plain, and the European Temperate Deciduous Forest. Some of the mammals that live in deciduous forests are mice, foxes, deer, otters and bears. It is also home to human beings. It is as well habitable for insects, reptiles and birds. Elephants giraffes, monkeys, can also be found in the tropical and subtropical deciduous forests. Plants in the deciduous forests include oak, birch, beech, aspen, elm and… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortage Essay

not enough faculty (Rosseter, 2017, p. 1).  The nursing shortage has affected different areas differently. In europe, between 3,000 and 20,000 nursing vacancies each year depending on the country (Oulton, 2006). In the United States, vacancy numbers are as high as 126,000 (Oulton, 2006). In Africa, the nursing shortage is even more pernicious. There are 600,000 vacancies that need to be filled (Oulton, 2006). Nurses are needed in Africa to effectively intervene on a number of preventable public health issues including the prevention of infectious diseases.  The biggest disparity between supply and demand in the United States is in California,… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law and Psychopathy

Criminal Law and Psychopathy I. Introduction Various studies have in the past indicated that there is a high correlation between violence/criminal behavior and psychopathy. This would largely be expected given that psychological studies into the character and disposition of psychopaths has demonstrated that the need for control (or power) as well as egocentrism, which also happen to be the dominant character traits of psychopaths, are predictors for deviant or antisocial behavior. The debate on whether or not psychopaths should be held criminally responsible for their acts, and thus be subjected to criminal punishment, has been raging for a long time.… Continue Reading...

Us Foreign Policy and the Use Of American Military Power

“As Long as The Personal and Societal Safety of American Citizens Is at Risk from External Threats, Historical Precedents Suggest That Rather Few Limits Will Be Placed on The Use of American Military Power, Or on The Constraints the United States Will Impose on The Peoples of Other Countries.” The government of America exists for its citizens’ welfare, an obligation which encompasses being in charge of both its internal and external affairs. US foreign policy’s key principles are: defense of the physical territory of America, safeguarding citizens from attacks by enemies, promoting the status and economic interests of America, and… Continue Reading...

The Historical Context Of Marx Scientific Socialism

time. The industrial revolution had a profound impact on political ideology and practice throughout europe.[footnoteRef:1] When Karl Marx developed the theories that would inform his most influential works like Das Capital and the Communist Manifesto, his theories blended the methodologies used in history and political theory with those used in social sciences, most notably economics. Marx’s scientific socialism reflected the shift from an economic and political model dominated by feudalism and tight authoritarian political control towards one that reflected the tenets of independence, self-governance, and human rights. [1: Joshua Cole and Carol Symes., Western Civilizations: Their History & Their… Continue Reading...

Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb Contributions to Egypt’s National Development and Banking System

this plan, and Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb was chosen to go to europe and undertake an in- depth research of European national banks (including how they operated). After the publication of his book on banking, all citizens of Egypt became confident that the idea would work, and pushed for its adoption. But the onset of the First World War (on 4th August, 1914), meant the idea remained an idea. Impact on Egypt's National Independence With the culmination of the war in the year 1918 and Egypt’s revolution the following year came the first incentive to create BANQUE MISR, in order for… Continue Reading...

Health Care Policy Change

years have seven times greater chances of dying than children from europe. In similar manner people aged between 15 years and 59 years of age from Africa have a 4.5 times higher chance of dying than the people living in europe. Maternal mortality in Africa is 16 times more than europe (World Health Organization, 1999). Transnational trade is one of the major risks to global health. This is because globalization through transnational trading has led to increased spread of disease (Da Silva, 2008). Hepatitis B and other viruses can be transmitted internationally through transnational blood product trade. The trade… Continue Reading...

The Reagan Administration U S Diplomatic Relations with the Uk Throughout the Falkland War

public and American government by appearing on multiple American TV stations and shows to defend the British case. In europe, the British diplomacy went on an overdrive and got many European nations to slap Argentina with economic sanctions. Prime Minister Thatcher, herself, also played an important role in swaying the opinion of the international community to be firmly in favor of Britain position. She did this by not rejecting any of the proposals for peaceful resolution being made by the negotiators. She did this not because she agreed to the proposals but because she expected the Argentinians to reject… Continue Reading...

American History Civil War Slavery

The Civil War was one of the most defining events in the nation’s history, and at the time was the most important event since the American Revolution. Whereas the Revolution embodied the ideals, values, and principles of the new nation, setting it apart from the British Crown and forever altering the geopolitical landscape, the Civil War revealed the persistent hypocrisy that continues to plague American society. Unresolved conflicts left brewing in the American psyche led to built-up tensions, exposing fissures in the society along the lines of culture, ethnicity, religion, race, gender, and socioeconomic class. The causes of the Civil… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of the European Parliament

is specifically non-democratic in character. In other words, the only way the people of europe can directly and democratically influence the shaping of EU policy is through the EP. This is undoubtedly why, as Ronald Holzhacker points out, “scholars, politicians and the public have bemoaned a lack of democratic legitimacy in the European Union (EU) for decades.”[footnoteRef:2] [2: Ronald Holzhacker, "Democratic legitimacy and the European Union." European Integration 29, no. 3 (2007), 257.] The Central Question The question this essay aims to answer is: To what extent does the European Parliament (EP) provide democratic legitimacy to the European Union? Key Terms… Continue Reading...

Chivalry the Shield and Sir Gawain

in a chivalrous person in the medieval age. [4: Richard W. Kaeuper, Chivalry and violence in medieval europe (Oxford University Press on Demand, 2001), 150.] Aside from its association with manly violence, chivalry was also associated with courtesy. A courteous knight was one who respected the persons of others, particularly of ladies. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the idea of courtesy is linked to the concept of Christian virtue. Faith, modesty, courage, perseverance, honesty—all of these qualities are aspects of chivalry and are touched upon by Sir Gawain during his test, which essentially turns him from the proud,… Continue Reading...

Doctors Without Borders and Clean Water Crisis

At the moment, Doctors Without Borders has four logistical centered that are positioned in europe and East Africa in addition to storage centered for emergency materials that are based on East Asia and Central America. The main purpose of these centers includes the procurement, testing and storage of equipment. As a result, it is possible to load up and fly out airplanes to different places in a matter of 24 hours. The final measure is cost-reduction logistics. In the event that the humanitarian group is responding to situations that are not calamitous, most of the material and medications necessitated… Continue Reading...

Hypercapitalism and the Yellow Vests

outposts and access points. Everything was up for grabs—the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South and Central America, Eastern europe—for capitalists societies entering into the era of globalization and, by extension, an era of hypercapitalism, the need to control was imminent. The need to control, however, did not coincide with the need to support populations—either abroad or domestic. The aim of globalization as with hypercapitalism was to gain hegemonic control and to provide the means of wealth transfer: the inner circle of the developed world stood to benefit and has done so, with the working classes and developing world serving… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Inquiries and the Nature Of Science

The nature of science A number of scientists have the feeling that philosophical inquiries are well outdated. They purportedly can handle matters in a better way than their social constructivists counterparts. Philosophers and physicists are very different from each other, especially taking into account what some renown physicist recently commented on philosophy. Stephen Hawking for instance is on a campaign to tarnish philosophers. He might not be so convincing in whatever points he puts across, but he is winning the heart of the public by his jokes on philosophers. Jokes have for a long time been known to really move… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Tribalism in Politics

in the nation. References Betz, H. G. (2003). Xenophobia, identity politics and exclusionary populism in Western europe. Socialist Register, 39(39). Ornstein, N. (2014). What's Wrong with W ashington? Tribalism. Governance, 27(2), 179-183.   Continue Reading...

Positive and Negative Stress in the Workplace

1. Introduction The modern 21st century has posed new challenges for the organizations to survive and grow (Smith et al. 2010). As they are operated and managed by human beings, the challenges are ultimately faced by the individuals who are responsible for making decisions and implementing them (Nieuwenhuizen, Weiss and Rossouw, 2009). As challenges are multifaceted, and human lives are divided into various aspects, it is difficult to excel in every field. The gap between desired and actual state of mind leads to stress and has a high impact on employee performance and productivity. The concept of supervision is not… Continue Reading...

Managing the Automation Industry

owing to the increases in the level of importation of vehicles and their corresponding parts from europe and Asia as they have attained a greater market share as well as sales volumes. The purpose of this report to is to examine the different strategies and tactics employed by General Motors and Toyota Motor Corporation. These two companies are some of the biggest automotive companies within the United States. Specifically, the report will examine the corporations’ supply chain management, inventory management, quality control, project management, and lean operations. Background of the Companies General Motors is one of the biggest automotive… Continue Reading...

The Christian Culture Christianitas and Barbarian Cultures Germanitas

Arianism. Christianity continued to grow and thrive during the reign of the Germanic kings and spread to Western europe. The Germanic Franks took over in the early 5th century. They were mainly Christina Gallo-Romans who lived in Gaul, the modern France. The natives were killed and persecuted until 496 when Clovis 1, a Frankish King, became a Christian; he left paganism for Christianity, specifically, Roman Catholicism. Gregory of Tours writes about this conversion in Book 2 of his ten books on the “History of the Franks.” He says; “Like some new Constantine he stepped forward to the baptismal pool,… Continue Reading...

How to Achieve Environmental Health

on businesses that pollute the air. Other cities like London, Paris, and Berlin in europe have failed to enact measures at an equal level. The EU has provided regulatory guidelines for cities and issues warnings and fines when cities fail to meet those standards—but the city governments themselves in europe have so far done little to combat air pollution—other than to apply changes to buses to limit emissions and banned certain vehicles from roads, as Paris has done. Germany could do more to crack down on the auto industry to see that car manufacturers conform with the EU guidelines.… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

Racism in Israel: Israeli Jews to Ethiopian Jews What is considered to be the main cause of the selected political issue (i.e., history, culture, etc.)? With the high rise of racism throughout the world, Israel has contributed to the racism towards the influx of Ethiopian Jews migrating to their alleged homeland. Ethiopians had little to no exposure to Jews outside of Ethiopia; hence, were not educated of the other Jews in the world. This caused differences with the basic practices of both Israeli and Ethiopian Judaism. During the immigration period, the Ethiopians were named ‘Beta-Israel’ and were considered outsiders for… Continue Reading...

External Environment's Internal Impact on a Company

Internal company and the External Environment Based on your research, what are the key drivers for success in the large office supply store industry? This section should be at least 2 pages in length. There are key success factors for the large office supply store industry. One of the key success factors is location and significance. It is imperative to note that one of the most pivotal success factors for any business is its location. This is the same case for large office supply stores. It is imperative for such corporations to locate their retail stores in a high-traffic area,… Continue Reading...

How Germans View the Holocaust

it opened The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of europe. However, while it is a memorial, it still indicates the German Angst that Zimmermann speaks of: “It comprises 2,711 concrete slabs of the same width and length, but of varying heights, in a grid formation, allowing visitors to walk through the installation. The memorial has however been criticized for failing to address the suffering of the individual victims, as the monument is anonymous” (The Local). In other words, the Germans have made another memorial—but it is still not quite what the world wants to see. The Germans keep trying… Continue Reading...

Enable Professional and Community Collaboration

Professional and Community Collaboration: ENABLE The stakeholder group I would love to initiate professional collaboration and engagement is called ENABLE (European Network against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) (School Education Gateway, 2016). This is a European stakeholder group with roots in the United Kingdom, Romania, Greece, Denmark, Belgium and Croatia. The ENABLE project was designed with the objective of assisting in SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) skills development (School Education Gateway, 2016). The project targets children aged between eleven and fourteen years of age. This stakeholder project also helps promote concerted efforts against bullying. The goal is to alleviate cases of… Continue Reading...

Canadian Society Global Perspectives

objective of this book is to tackle present day issues faced by families in europe, specifically from the standpoint of scholar investigation from Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland. Each of the chapters within the book is authored by acknowledged experts in their respective fields with extensive research in addition to practical experience. The book outline that from the onset of human’s existence, a conventional family has always consisted of parents and children. This kind of family is socially and ethically embraced. One of the key aspects discussed in the book is that human experience during early childhood phases and… Continue Reading...

Gender Status Impact Access to Social Political and Economic Resources

Societies are organized in an exceedingly gendered manner; that is, the “natural” difference between females and males and attributing distinct traits to both genders lies at the heart of all social institutions’ structures, right from families to job structures, to the private-public division, to power accessibility. Hence, resource access and the enjoyment of secure property rights remain highly gendered within several areas across the globe. Females, both minor and adult, suffer particularly due to unfair land rights, besides encountering obstacles when it comes to accessing resources and even their own inheritance. That is not to say that males (adult as… Continue Reading...

Do We Need Globalization

fight, one way or the other. Already the pieces are in place and even across europe there is a rise in nationalistic politics, from Italy to England to Hungary to Spain: the people who have been brought together via the wonders of global communication that have arisen through developments like social media and the information highway are now beginning to feel that in spite of their closeness with the rest of humanity, they still want to retain their own values, their own culture, their own unique way of life. The question is: is such acceptable in a world where… Continue Reading...

The American Revolution and Enlightenment Thought

guiding light over the preceding Age of Faith, which had served as the socio-political basis in europe for centuries. The Reformation had upended the Age of Faith and introduced secularization into the political realm (Laux), particularly via the Peace of Westphalia, which put an end to the Thirty Years War and established a mere political truce among the warring nations—without, it should be added, the consent of the Roman Pontiff (Holsti). Voltaire celebrated the Peace of Westphalia as a move towards secularism and the separation of church and state, which he himself advocated (Elliott)—and which the U.S. would adopt… Continue Reading...

How Will Brexit Happen

Introduction The people of the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016. Article 50 was submitted in March 2017, and discussions since then have focused mainly on how England would trade with the EU once it was formally no longer a member of the EU. Much of the hand-wringing done since then has been over how Britain would manage the separation: would there be a “soft deal,” a “hard deal,” no deal, a delayed deal? The questions continue to be asked, so it is important to understand what is at stake in each case. This paper will examine the… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Globalization

Abstract  While there are many benefits to globalization, there is no question that globalization can present some real challenges for organizations, management, and workers.  In this article, the author explores some of the common challenges of globalization, including the strategies that people can use to deal with those challenges.  Because globalization is only likely to impact more and more businesses and continue to impact global economic situations, it is important to acknowledge those challenges and make plans for how to deal with them.   Introduction Before discussing globalization it is important to understand exactly what globalization means.  There are actually… Continue Reading...

Why R2p Does Not Work

and the displaced masses (as seen in the Syrian conflict, with hundreds of thousands of immigrants streaming into europe and creating a socio-political crisis there as well) by defining this as collateral damage and to be expected. The decidedly idealized concept of protecting people abroad that underscores R2P vanishes in an instant in Evans’ “pragmatic” view of intervention (typically accompanied by aerial bombardment that has little to do with protecting innocent people on the ground). Evans notes that the UN was quick to adopt the R2P doctrine and that countries’ leaders since then have been hesitant to put the… Continue Reading...

Tesla and the Global Market

the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X. Tesla sells its cars in North America, europe and in Asia. It has recently obtained financing to build cars in China, where its vehicles are already being sold, and is currently poised to enter Japan’s market. Tesla’s focus on sustainability and its CEO Elon Musk’s use of social media has made Tesla a favorite among investors who view sustainability as the future and Musk’s innovative leadership as a major factor in Tesla’s growth. Baumgartner (2014) has shown that sustainability is a major factor in the corporate social responsibility policies of… Continue Reading...

Euro in Crisis

When Draghi pledged to throw everything including the “kitchen sink” at the problem in the EU to sustain the Euro and the economy, it was still only a matter of time before even the kitchen sink failed to make an impact (Hildebrand, 2015). The problem in the European economy was precipitated by the fact that a number of nations simply did not belong in the EU and did not have the economic status to benefit from a common currency with other states, as Milton Friedman and other economists pointed out in the 1990s (Trumbull, Roscini & Choi, 2011). States like… Continue Reading...

Organization Development Culture and Employee Empowerment

The Importance of Motivation as a Company Strategy The literature abounds with evidence supporting the efficacy of employee motivation as a means of stimulating innovation, productivity, and organizational performance. For example, a survey of over 300 employees in one major organization found that employee empowerment in their respective roles was positively correlated with organizational agility, with empowerment being defined in terms of knowledge access, trust, motivation, and communication. Research on the relationship between employee motivation and organizational outcomes therefore begins with operationalization of the definitions of motivation and empowerment, as well as defining the terms of organizational success. Empowerment and… Continue Reading...

How Does Public Policy Work

having to intervene after U.S. intervention causes a spectacular mess, leading to millions of displaced immigrants flooding into europe and the spread of terrorism under ISIS (which Russia, fortunately, has been able to thoroughly eradicate since entering in to help Syria at Assad’s request; the U.S.’s presence in Syria was never requested and is to this day an illegal occupation). This public policy one is faced by both the federal government and state governments because many states could benefit were those dollars that are spent on war instead spent on beefing up infrastructure at home, providing free health care… Continue Reading...

Response to Hurricanes for Hospitals

US Disaster Preparation and Lack of with Regards to the Hurricanes and US Administration Introduction The health policy relating to U.S. disaster preparation or lack thereof with respect to hurricanes is one that must include a better system of communication between the U.S. disaster response teams and the hospitals in the affected regions. As Hurricane Katrina showed, the U.S. was not prepared to handle the level of response needed in the wake of the catastrophe the hurricane produced. The problems with the response to Hurricane Katrina were numerous: there was no National Response Plan (NPR) in place and there was… Continue Reading...

Christianity and Paganism in Beowulf

people migrated from Scandinavia, the northern part of Germanic europe—Jutland, Anglia, the Saxon Coast, and Frisia (modern day Denmark, Germany and Netherlands). The migration period (410-560) saw the flow of northern Germanic people moving to Roman-Britain as a result of a crumbling Empire that left a vacuum for people to fill. When Rome was attacked in 410 by the Visigoths, Roman soldiers were sent from Britain to other more vulnerable parts of the Empire leaving the Celtic-Britons behind and the region open for colonization, setting off a wave of migration by warriors willing to fight to gain the farmland… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics in Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

As recently as May 2018, Germany ordered Porsche to recall another 60,000 vehicles from across europe (AFP, 2018). In addition, Audi was also recently required to recall an additional 60,000 vehicles (AFP, 2018). The crisis was discovered in 2015 and continues to have ramifications as new information becomes available due to investigations. VW continues to face lawsuits from thousands of car buyers and dealerships all across the globe (AFP, 2018). Business Ethics Considerations A global brand such as VW, cultural intelligence plays an important role in management of the crisis. It also plays an important role on public perceptions… Continue Reading...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

of the authors, is more so the case given “recent data from the United States and europe suggesting that between 14% and 49% of middle-aged men have clinically significant OSA” (Garvey, Pengo, Drakatos and Kent, 2015, p. 274). Breathing Cessations and Severity Assessment In basic terms, OSA involves periodic breathing cessations during sleep – with the occurrence (and the number) of the said cessations varying significantly. Most cases of OSA go unrecognized, effectively meaning that a very small percentage of those suffering from the same seek medical attention. According to Garvey, Pengo, Drakatos and Kent (2015), the severity of… Continue Reading...

Rousseau and Human Rights

appeal for the Western nations, especially following two World Wars in the 20th century that decimated europe and parts of Asia. Liberalism was the main driver of the UN’s declaration of human rights—but the coming Cold War, the onset of which was very much in the minds of world leaders immediately following the carve-up of europe between the unlikely Allies (capitalists in the West, Communists in the East), also played a part in the declaration: the West was anxious to promote itself as the standard bearer of liberal ideals—freedom, democracy, equality, brotherhood, human rights—i.e., the natural rights of man,… Continue Reading...

Feudalism in Europe and Japan

Feudalism and Manorialism in europe and Japan europe and Japan together with other parts of the world experienced a period when politics was decentralized. During this period, loyalty was owed to a lord and combat was part of everyday life. Some of the trends that characterized this period include feudalism and manorialism, which manifested differently despite extending across regions. Feudalism and manorialism were two frameworks in which the Japanese and European medieval culture was developed. While feudalism was an economic structure that influenced how land was managed, feudalism was a social structure that was… Continue Reading...

Emotional Development Of Children

Cultural Differences Related to Emotion Socialization among Children Emotional socialization among children is determined to a large extent by the cultural environment in which the child is raised (Raval & Walker, 2019). The most common agents of socialization to which individuals are exposed from a young age include family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts) and peers (neighbors, teachers, friends at school or church or daycare) and media representations (kids’ shows, cartoons, movies). As Chen, Zhou, Main and Lee (2015 show, socialization agents include people in one’s environment, people in media and people in one’s family. The media… Continue Reading...

Metoprolol and Cardiac Surgery

Does taking Metoprolol before cardiac surgery reduce the incidence of post-op atrial fibrillation Abstract Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) remains a prevalent supraventricular arrhythmia. PoAF has associated effects such as deteriorating hemodynamic, increased risk of stroke and increased probability of death. Beta-blockers have been recommended as effective intervention mechanism of preventing PoAF. Metoprolol is one such beta-blocker that is commonly administered to prevent the incidence of PoAF. The systematic review below entails an analysis of six clinical trials that explore the effectiveness of metoprolol. The analysis identifies reduced hospitalization length, reduced mortality and reduced financial burden as the beneficial impact associated with… Continue Reading...

The Mis-education Of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson

Abstract The 1933 book The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson applies a sociological approach to the study of race and social justice. Like W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, who can be considered his contemporaries, Woodson frames his discourse on social justice in sociological terms. The author shows how the sociological institution of education serves as an indoctrination device, inculcating values and beliefs that inhibit the flourishing of the under-privileged. Both curriculum and pedagogy are to blame. Woodson also talks about how the mis-education of African-Americans starts a domino effect, causing economic and political disenfranchisement. Unless… Continue Reading...

Can Nato Still Keep the Peace

formed in 1949 of 12 members and expanded today to include 29 member states from North America and europe. A key article in the treaty is Article Five, which affirms that an attack against any one member state of NATO is an attack against all, and all may retaliate with force against the attacking country. International institutions refers to any collection of member states, such as the United Nations (UN) that serves to bring an alignment of interests and ideals to the global stage in the preservation of universally recognized goals, such as human rights, an end to hunger… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

Syria: so many displaced people, so much destruction. So many Syrian refugees ended up going to europe for shelter (their cities turned into rubble thanks to bombing from the West) that European nations like Hungary and Germany and Italy and the Netherlands began to wonder if they were going to lose their national identity in the face of so much immigration. The EU refused to permit any nation to close its borders, however, and urged every state to do its humane duty and admit the refugees. No one in the EU ever questioned whether or not the bombing campaigns… Continue Reading...

Does the United Nations Have Power

the post-War era to help fill a power vacuum left by the dissolution of regional authority throughout europe and throughout other parts of the world. The UN promoted human rights with its 1948 declaration and put forward 13 peacekeeping operations over the course of four decades, but in that same amount of time a great many humanitarian crises, genocides, and disasters have occurred that the UN was unable to prevent, contain or address in an effective manner. The reason is that the UN is largely a faux-political body that can put out resolutions but that is still dependent upon… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Creativity and Temperament

Proposed Study Participants Thirty undergraduate students will be recruited to participate in this study. At least one student will represent each of the University academic departments. They will be recruited via Ashford University Facebook group. Most of the students are active Facebook users. So, a post inviting volunteers to participate in this study will be read by majority of the students. Each participant will be compensated because they are expected to attend two different sessions. The study will be carried out according to the ethical standards set by Ashford University. Procedure All the participants will fill an informed consent form.… Continue Reading...

The Great Depression

less of an opportunity to re-invest in business or housing infrastructure. europe Another policy problem was protectionist tariffs on foreign goods, which stifled foreign trade, which also contributed to the Great Depression. For instance in 1930, the American government passed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, which was intended to protect American businesses from competition from foreign firms but this ended up backfiring due to the stifled flow of trade. The Hoover Administration Hoover attempted to ameliorate the financial crisis by balancing the budget and encouraging investment into public works projects to stimulate the labor market and the economy. Hoover did not want… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brexit on Financial Firms

Financial Firms On December 11th, parliament will make a decision on whether or not to accept Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union. What are the ramifications for businesses, most specifically financial firms? From a PESTEL analysis perspective, it is important to note that financial firms ought to not only assess, but also analyze the relevant macro-environmental factors likely to impact the way they do business. Four factors will be taken into consideration in this discussion, with the context being the article; Financial Firms have Quietly Prepared for Brexit. There said factors are political, social, economic, and legal factors. Political… Continue Reading...

Gender Equality in Arabia

Gender Equality in the Gulf Problem Description Historically, there has been a marked dearth of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the countries compromising the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. There are a number of reasons responsible for this situation. Firstly, these countries are all predominantly Muslim. Traditional gender roles (and stereotypes) largely exist in Islam and in countries which adhere to this faith as their national religion. Women are supposed to remain covered up in their raiment and relegated to domestic roles. The problem is that women… Continue Reading...

What Makes Venice Beach Unique

Venice Beach Introduction Originally founded in 1905 by a tobacco businessman, Venice, California, was an independent city until 1925 when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, it is known for its beach boardwalk and its circus-like atmosphere, and in the past decade Venice has undergone a process of gentrification like many other cities across the U.S. (Abcarian). However, Venice Beach was for years a center of the arts. In the 1960s it was ground zero for the counter-culture movement, with musicians like Jim Morrison and the Doors getting their start at Venice Beach. It was home to late R&B musician… Continue Reading...

Ocean / Marine Life Conservation

Conservation of ocean or marine life has attracted significant attention in recent years given the devastating impacts of human activities on these ecosystems. This paper examines a study conducted to promote conservation of marine or ocean life across the globe. The review demonstrates the significance of combining policy interventions and management interventions to achieve this.  Background Ocean or marine areas cover approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface. Even though the depths of these areas are yet to be fully explored or exploited, they are habitats for a huge portion of the world’s biodiversity and essential in global climate change (Addis,… Continue Reading...

Influence Of Child Abuse in Adulthood

Effects of child abuse in adulthood Introduction Child neglect and abuse are usually a result of the interactions of several environmental, societal, family and individual factors. Child neglect and abuse are not unavoidable- steady, safe, and nurturing environments and relationships are crucial for prevention. Prevention of child neglect and abuse could also prevent other kinds of violence, given that certain kinds of violence are interconnected and have common protective and risk factors, repercussions, as well as tactic of prevention (CDC, 2019). Child neglect and abuse together with other negative childhood encounters could also have significant influence on an individual’s lifetime… Continue Reading...

Fracking

countries, from Canada to the U.S. to nations in europe. Sales of electric vehicles were encouraged by the government because it was perceived that the usage of electric vehicles would benefit the environment. From the deontological position, the government’s duty therefore was to promote the sale of electric vehicles. If fracking is safe and profitable, the government should also promote it. This would encourage further investment and development of resources and tools that can be used to improve the industry even more. Response In order for fracking to be able to serve as a viable economic solution in the… Continue Reading...

The Link Between Temperament and Creativity

Introduction Background Humans faces numerous challenges arising from majorly stress and conflicts in life that interferes with them in one way or the other. These daily predicaments cause one to be temperamental. Temperament is a state where an individual’s behavior and emotions show anger (Drabick and Ribanowitz, 2017). Such altered emotions and actions deprive one sense of focus, reasoning rationally and even having a decorum behavior. Researchers notes that temper is on the rise among children and adolescent individuals and as such it is becoming a major problem (Schimmel and Jacobs, 2011).Anger at time becomes chronic that one destroys things… Continue Reading...

Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

of weed. Cannabis was a common plant in the Neolithic Age and could be found everywhere from Northern europe to China, as Elizabeth Barber has shown. Additionally, Russo notes that it was very likely one of the first plants to ever be cultivated by human societies—probably because of its wide range of uses. So consider that: why would a government in today’s world outlaw a naturally occurring crop that has so many great uses? The only possible reason can be that the great natural crop was cutting into the bottom line of companies like DuPont and the pharmaceutical companies… Continue Reading...

Autocratic Vs Democratic Leadership

Leadership Styles Autocratic leadership is the style of leadership in which the leader assumes total control of the entire decision making process. Whatever the leader says is what goes. This style of leadership is seen in very hierarchical settings, such as the military, where there is a clear chain of command: the leader at the top passes down the orders to those below, who pass them on out to their subordinates. There is no room for questioning the leader or for inserting one’s own will into the process: one gets orders, and one obeys them. As De Cremer (2006) points… Continue Reading...

Recent Immigration in the United States

not explicitly. One of the regions disadvantaged by the John Reed Act, critics argue, is Southern and Eastern europe. Critics also argue that the Johnson-Reed Act was one of the reasons Asian migration into the United States slowed down following World War II (Kraut, 2014, p. 707). The United States enjoys the position of being a land filled with lots of opportunities for nearly all its residents. There are several opportunities for upward mobility and for people born in lower socioeconomic levels to drastically change their fortunes and move up the socioeconomic ladder. Nonetheless, critics of migration argue that… Continue Reading...

Target S Corporate and Social Responsibility

Outcomes Efforts: Cultural Awareness and Civil Engagement Activities Civil Engagement Target Corporation believes that sharing their experience and resources with policy makers will give rise to better decisions for communities and businesses. The civic activities of Target can be categorized into public policy, issue advocacy, and political engagement. 1. Public Policy The company believes that participating in legislative and public-policy activity is a significant and essential constituent of being a differentiated, multinational retail business. Target works in tandem with voted officials of both political parties to aid in shaping positive public policy solutions that are beneficial to its business operations,… Continue Reading...

Why Animal Testing Should Be Banned

Should Animals Be Used in Scientific Testing for Medical Research or Commercial Products? The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. – Genesis 9:2 (c. 1450 BCE) Studies published in prestigious medical journals have shown time and again that animal experimentation wastes lives—both animal and human—and precious resources by trying to infect animals with diseases that they would never normally contract. -- People… Continue Reading...