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Man and the Environment Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that the intensity of human and economic development enjoyed over the 20th century cannot be sustained. Material consumption and ever increasing populations are already stressing the earth’s ecosystems. How much more the earth can take remains a very heated issue. Here a look at the facts sheds some very dark light. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people, while today there are 5.8 billion. There may well be 10
Golf Golf, outdoor game in which individual players use specially designed clubs to propel a small, hard ball over a field of play known as a course or links. The object of the game is to advance the ball around the course using as few strokes as possible. The Golf Course A golf course is divided into 18 sections, called holes. The standard course is about 6500 to 7000 yd (about 5900 to 6400 m). The individual holes may vary in length from 100 to 600 yd (about 90 to 550 m). Each hole has at one
A Separate Peace A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn\'t it a fact that when we\'re in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we\'re too busy feeling the moment\'s thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quic
FLAMENCO BAILE: A LIVING HISTORY Flamenco is not merely a style of music, song or dance from Spain but rather a way of life that influences the daily activities of many individuals. The art of flamenco was intended to be an outward expression of an individuals most profound emotions and the flamenco way of life. It was never intended to be a technical art performed with stoic precision yet without duende (a passion/feeling for flamenco). The main components and styles of flamenco will be discuss
Artificial Reefs - The HMCS Yukon Artificial Reefs have been increasingly popular around the world since Thomas Bergen, a B.C. Native presented the idea that old naval destroyers be salvaged for a low price, cleaned out of all environmental pollution agents such as oil and hydraulic fluids, shored up, painted and taken to sea - To be blown up.... What a crazy idea.. Tossing tonnes of scrap metal to the bottom of the ocean, or was it?? In this study I am going to take a look at one key company an
The Chery Orchard The Chery Orchard was written by a great Russian playwriter, Anton Checkov, late in his short life and was meant to be his masterpiece. It surely became one of his great works. This play is about a turning point of events in Russia when merchants from the middle class were slowly becoming the dominant class. The play is also about the inability of aristocrats to manage rightfully their generation after generation inherited wealth and as a result a complete loss of power over th
Year 2000 Computer Problem (Y2K Bug) Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug
The Y2k Bug It is less than nine months until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but also they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge pr
Learning The River A young boy traveling along side the unpredictable Mississippi river with a runaway slave in the mid 1800’s is a unyielding way towards distress. This is just the situation in Mark Twain’s novel Huckleberry Finn , which was published in 1885. Traveling was no easy ordeal back then, furthermore traveling with a runaway slave was a tremendous jeopardy. This coalition of possible hazards can make one realize lessons that have the ability to educate people by using misfortune. Huc
Sigmund Freud My girlfriend called me from Dallas the other day. "You have got to hear about the dream I had last night," she said. Since this was not a normal reason to call me, I was more than a bit interested to listen to her. "The dream went like this," she explained. "I came to visit you at college. You showed me around, introduced me to your friends, and showed me a great time. Basically, we never left each others side. I felt so happy. Unfortunately, when I woke up, I realized that it was
Lorenzo de\' Medici (1449-1492) Ruler of Florence Unofficial ruler of republican Florence during the Renaissance period, who was a poet, diplomatist, and celebrated patron of the arts. Lorenzo de\' Medici was born on January 1, 1449, in Florence, an independent Italian city-state republic famous then as now for its artistic and intellectual achievements during what scholars call the Italian Renaissance. After 1434, his grandfather Cosimo had established the Medici family\'s dominant position wit
Great Canadian Prime Ministers Historians suffer from peer pressure and they are as susceptible to fashion as the rest of us. But mostly they are cautious, anxious not to offend[!]unlike sociologists. Historians overrate Wilfrid Laurier; we all do. He is a sentimental favorite, eternally speaking on national unity at political picnics, a man practised in turning the other cheek. Called the Great Conciliator, he was born a com- promiser. When Laurier did take a stand, he ended up standing alone.
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games, an international sports competition, are held once every four years at a different site, where athletes from different nations compete against each other in a wide variety of sports. There are two classifications of Olympics, the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Through 1992 they were held in the same year, but beginning in 1994 they were rescheduled so that they are held in alternate even-numbered years. For example, the Winter Olympics were held in
Biodiversity OVERVIEW 2 WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY? 2 THE GLOBAL CRISIS 3 THE CANADIAN CRISIS 4 THE INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE: BACKGROUND TO THE CONVENTION 6 THE CONVENTION 8 THE CANADIAN RESPONSE 10 CANADIAN BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY 11 INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 12 CANADIAN ACHIEVEMENTS 13 FEDERAL INITIATIVES 13 Initiatives Relating to Article 8 of the Convention 13 Initiatives Relating to Other Articles of the Convention 16 INTERNATIONAL/TRANSBOUNDARY 17 CONCLUSIONS 18 APPENDIX I RATIFICATION LIST 21 APPE
Advertising Advertising successfully in today\'s society takes a general understanding of how to target your audience and convince them to invest im the product. Any profit seeking business will invest a large sum of money into advertisement, hoping to make more in return. However, in order to accomplish this, the advertiser, or speaker of the ad must aim for the readers interests in order to grab their attention. In Sports Illustrated\'s "College Football Preview Issue," several ads pertain to
The Debate Over Multicultural Education in America America has long been called "The Melting Pot" due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures, and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are who is benefiting from the education, and how to present the material in a way so as to offend the
New Zealand New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago, during the Mesozoic Era. This landmass gradually eroded until about 80 million years ago, when sea floor spreading started and the Tasmanian sea formed. However, it wasn\'t until 10,000 years ago when the land formed the shape, as we now know it. The oldest rocks in New Zealand are approximately six-hundred and eighty million years old. These rocks were found on the west coast of the South Island. Although, at one point in its h
The Cherokee Nation The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences since the arrival of Andrew Jackson’s Presidency in March of 1829. The events that had transpired after the implementation of his Indian policy are indeed heinous and continually pose questions of morality for all generations. Ancient Native American tribes were forced from their ancestral homes in an effort to increase the aggressive expansionism of white settlers during the early years of the United States.
The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West English 205s 2 Outline Introduction I. How the railroads promoted themselves A. To the Government B. To businesses C. To farmers and communities II. The founders actions A. Founders greed B. Founders profited C. Extravagance D. Mismanagement III. Results to Railroads A. Land Grant Scandals B. Bankruptcies E. Public disdain F. Government intervention Conclusion 3 The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West A railroad, fellow citizens, is a
Volcanoes By Tricia Severson 2nd hour Science 4/30/98 A volcano is a vent, or opening, in the surface of the Earth through which magma and associated gases and ash erupt. The word also refers to the form or structure, usually conical, produced by accumulations of erupted material. Volcanoes occur mainly near plate tectonic boundaries and are especially common around the Pacific basin, called the Pacific Ring of Fire (see Plate Tectonics).    Humanity has long been awed by this powerful force of
Artifical Intelligence Upon examining issues of mind and thought, the questions of artificial intelligence and its capabilities become important considerations for answering the ultimate question of what thought truly is. Computerized calculation is one of the few events that is somewhat analogous to human cognitive thought, so the extension of this current technology to more advanced future applications makes it a very interesting testing area for questions into consciousness. If one concludes
Sociological Imagination Sociological imagination is a vivid awareness of the relationship between ones private experience and the wider society. It is through focus on a group and, the underlying factors which effect the social interaction within, that we can determine more about ones individual self. The "permanent stranger" Mills elaborates upon his observation of contemporary man\'s self conscious view, as being one of an outsider. He describes this as being a "permanent stranger", and relat
A Rose for Emily In a story, we have two circumstances: The first is what happened in the story, and the second, is why did this event occur. The plot helps define the story with a series of events that are arranged in a certain order. The main character, usually the protagonist, is also very important to the story. In this particular short story, “A Rose For Miss Emily,” the author, William Faulkner, uses the main character Emily to set up the plot. The focus is on the end of this short story,
Jimi Hendrix On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits (Murray 34- 5) . As a teenager, young Jimi listened to the music which affected h
Similarities and Differences Among All-News Cables Networks Similarities and Differences 1 Running head: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG ALL-NEWS CABLE NETWORKS: CNN, MSNBC, AND FOXNEWS CHANNEL SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG ALL-NEWS CABLE NETWORKS: CNN, MSNBC, AND FOXNEWS CHANNEL Deborah A. Neals Barry University Similarities and Differences 2 Successful programming is vital to a television property since it spells the difference between profit and loss. Unpopular programming results in
Classic American Cinema Paper 1 Central Metaphor It Happened One Night Scarface On the Waterfront Although a film may have a various amount of metaphors encompassing it, a few in particular will be more noticeable than others and will stand out in the viewing of the film. A metaphor, or central idea, is a very necessary part of filmmaking. As stated above there may be more than one all are of equal importance. In any film the central metaphor may be one that we see and understand clearly or one
Jimi Hendrix: Reflections of the Man Through the Development of His Album Thomas Bowen UWC 4, Hampton November 4, 1996 On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the
Netscape’s Gecko Shaundra Warren March 30, 1999 CSC 110 Current Events Netscape’s Gecko The Next-Generation Layout Engine This article begins by introducing the function of a layout engine. The article goes on to tell of some of the problems of the present day layout engine, one being the fact that they are too big. It states that the need for a powerful layout engine that could fit easily onto a portable device was a major reason why Netscape began developing its new layout engine -Gecko- back
T.V. Violence As difficult as this issue is, I believe it can be addressed. My report shows that some progress has already begun in several areas. Attention needs to be focused on how and why some programming has begun to move in the right direction and why the rest has not. "What this issue needs, more than anything else, is cool heads on all sides of the problem: the network executives, the creative community, the government, researchers and advocacy groups. All sides need to worry less about
Congenital Stationary Night Blindness Amie Gingras One in 100,000 people struggle when the lights go down because they cannot see in dim light, observe the stars, drive after dusk or function well at nighttime social events. In this report, I have attempted to define CSNB, describe the disorder\'s history, explain how the condition is detected and summarize what happens in dim-light vision. What is Congenital Stationary Night Blindness and what are its symptoms? Congenital Stationary Night Blind
The Scarlet Letter: Reference to Mirrors Darci Ford Mrs. Horton English III-AP Monday, January 18, 1999 Nathaniel Hawthorne has a sufficient reason for repeatedly making reference to mirrors throughout his refined novel, The Scarlet Letter. The use of mirrors in the story serve a beneficial purpose of giving the reader a window to the character’s soul. The truth is always portrayed in the author’s mirrors; thus, his introspective devices will continuously point out the flaws to whom gazes in it.
Nuclear Weapons "Peace is the sturdy child of terror. For me, such a peace is a wretched offspring, a peace that condemns us to live under a dark cloud of perpetual anxiety, a peace that codifies mankind\'s most murderous instincts. . . .The beast (nuclear weapons) must be chained, its soul expunged, its lair laid waste." This Winston Churchill quote summed up his feelings on nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction. Nuclear weapons have been used in war three times in their sixty-year ex
Astrology Report When one understands how the universe affects them, they can begin to understand their own internal universe of subtle energies which affects them. When one learns to develop this inner universe, they can gradually be freed of dependence on the outer. The ultimate purpose of astrology is to help a person to understand that they can develop themselves inwardly, so as to filter out the harmful influences, and make the best use of the beneficial ones. If the human race knew and und
MANAGING PEOPLE IN AN ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT THEORY & PRACTICE SESSION 1998/99 PROJECT PAPER PREPARED BY: BHUPINDER SINGH NG KENG YII NIKKI LEE SIEW HONG ______________________ ___________________________________________________________________ MANAGING PEOPLE IN AN ACQUISITION CONTENTS 1.0 OBJECTIVE OF THIS PAPER 2.0 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 2.1 External Environment 2.2 Chronology To Events 2.3 Objectives for Acquisition and Opportunity for RHB 3.0 CORPORATION PROFILE 3.1 RHB Bank Organizati
KENYA Kenya is on the East Coast of Africa. The equator also runs through the middle of Kenya. Kenya’s coastal area is a hot and humid tropical region. It has beautiful sandy beaches, lagoons, and swamps. It also has patches of rainforest that line the coast. Inland, vast plains stretch over about three fourths of Kenya. Its extremely dry climate and generally poor soil only support scattered plant life. But a highland in the southwest receives enough rainfall and has fertile soil to support ext
Revolution in Cambodia There is nothing unique about government-sponsored violence. There is, in fact, nothing especially unusual about widespread killing or even genocide. The rallying cry heard in the wake of World War II -- "Never again!" -- is a noble sentiment, and not a reflection of reality. Ask the Indonesians, or the Timorese, or the Palestinians, or the Salvadorans, or the Rwandans, or the Yugoslavs... or the Cambodians. The reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia ranks as one of the most
Internet Concepts Introduction to The Internet Millions of computer users access the Internet each day to shop, listen to music, view museum exhibits, manage their investments, follow current events, and send electronic mail to other computer users. Additionally, thousands of people are using the Internet at work and at home to view and download to their local computer files containing graphics, sound, video, and text. The World Wide Web, or WWW, a subset of the Internet, uses computers called W
Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen was born at Skien in Norway on March 20, 1828. When he was eight, his father went bankrupt. This event made a deep impression upon him. After they went bankrupt, his family moved to a small farm north of the town where they lived in poverty. Henrik was forced to attend a small local school. He received a substandard education. In 1843, the family returned to town. Unfortunately they were still poor. Ibsen came from a very dysfunctional family. His domineering father was
Binge Drinking In my Social Problems class, we were assigned the task to read a article about binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as four drinks in a sitting for a woman and five for a man. Binge drinking also risks your health and well-being. This article elucidates on the areas of parties, post-exam-celebrations, and fraternity and sorority mixers. These events cause students to lose control of their life. Whether if it is skipping class to drinking so much that you get sick or die. This
Development of the United States of America Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Gr
Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago The religion of Hinduism was founded 4,000 – 5,000 years ago and originated in the Indus valley civilization located along the Indus river in India. Since its formation it has gone through 3 main phases: Classic Hinduism, the Medieval Period and Modern Hinduism. Many things happened during Hinduism’s first phase. After Aryan migrants moved into the area and brought their own beliefs the two cultures merged to form Classic Hinduism. Some things that resulted from t
Cloning: Is It Right? The biological definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms ("Cloning", 1997). From this definition and from information about the science behind cloning, my current view on cloning is that it is ethical. This statement ignores information about how we can misuse cloning and what consequences occur when the procedure is unsuccessful. I currently do not think cloning should be used until it is perfected. I doubt
Terrorism Political Science 101 Do you ever fear for your life when you board a plane? Ten or fifteen years ago most people would most likely say “no”. Today however, people have been changing their minds about terrorists. The bombings of Pam Am flight 103 and more recently the Oklahoma City Federal Building have put a new fear into the hearts of Americans. Terrorism is on the rise and our government needs to begin to crack down on it. First, a review of some of the atrocities that have been exp
Dreams Dreams have been objects of boundless fascination and mystery for humankind since the beginning of time. These nocturnal vivid images seem to arise from some source other than our ordinary conscious mind. They contain a mixture of elements from our own personal identity which we recognize as familiar along with a quality of \'otherness\' in the dream images that carries a sense of the strange and eerie. The bizarre and nonsensical characters and plots in dreams point to deeper meanings an
Keyboards A key board is simply a way that the user may interface a fixed number of commands (equal to the number of keys that the manufacturer places on the board). The standard keyboard for home PCs is a QWERTY key board, but they are not restricted to this format as in industry they can be used to send different common commands to a computer for example a farm may have a key board controlling the environmental setting in the sheds with a button to dim the lights or turn them up or a button to
Hermeneutics Introduction to Paper The passage that I chose to do my exegesis on was Ephesians four verses twentyfive through thirtytwo. This is significant from a practical perspective, It gives us step by practical solutions on how to live as "Children of the light" I have not completed any Greek or Hebrew courses, but am currently enrolled in Greek 1A. Outline of the book The following survey of the book of Ehesians is based upon the paragraph breaks contained in the New International Version
Brave New World Brave New World (1932) is one of the most insidious works of literature ever written. An exaggeration? Tragically, no. Brave New World has come to serve as the false symbol for any regime of universal happiness. So how does Huxley turn a future where we\'re all notionally happy into the archetypal dystopia? If it\'s technically feasible, what\'s wrong with using biotechnology to get rid of mental pain altogether? Brave New World is an unsettling, loveless and even sinister place.
Alexander Hamilton Before earning such a glowing acclamation from the French statesman, Alexander Hamilton would have a rocky road to travel. He was most likely born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies in 1755. The exact date of his birth is unknown, and even his year of birth is an item of dispute among scholars. The youngest of two illegitimate sons born to Rachel Faucett Lavien, a Huguenot, and James Hamilton, an irresponsible but charming Scottish merchant, Alexander had no bir
Freud and Dreams Dreams have been objects of boundless fascination and mystery for humankind since the beginning of time. These nocturnal vivid images seem to arise from some source other than our ordinary conscious mind. They contain a mixture of elements from our own personal identity which we recognize as familiar along with a quality of \'otherness\' in the dream images that carries a sense of the strange and eerie. The bizarre and nonsensical characters and plots in dreams point to deeper m
Analysis of Police Corruption Police corruption is a complex phenomenon, which does not readily submit to simple analysis. It is a problem that has and will continue to affect us all, whether we are civilians or law enforcement officers. Since its beginnings, may aspects of policing have changed; however, one aspect that has remained relatively unchanged is the existence of corruption. An examination of a local newspaper or any police-related publication on any given day will have an article abo