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What is Telephone Tapping? - What is Telephone Tapping. You may be asking this to yourself right now. Telephone tapping is “the monitoring of telephone and Internet conversations by a third party, often by covert means. The wiretap received its name because, historically, the monitoring connection was an actual electrical tap on the telephone line” according to Google's definition, used from Wikipedia. Where did it all start. Phone tapping was started in the 1890’s, along with the telephone recorder. It was originally intended for international defense, not to invade in privacy....   [tags: criminal investigation, monitoring] 1383 words
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Appropriation in Relation to Elaine Sturtevant - Appropriation art has frequently occurred alleged to favor the understanding that authorship in art is an old-fashioned or erroneous notion. Throughout a supposed experimentation associating appropriation art to a distinctive example of creative imitation, I scrutinize and discard a sum of applicants for the division that forges artists the creators of their work whilst imitators are not. The fundamental divergence is perceived to lie in the circumstance that artists assume definitive liability for whatever ideas they decide to follow within their work, while the forger’s main purposes are decided by the attributes of the action of forgery....   [tags: art, forgery, replicas]
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - In The Metamorphosis, a work originally written in German by Franz Kafka, Gregor Samsa, a salesman, undergoes a transformation into a repulsive creature. The transformation occurs before the actual events of the short story and the story focuses on the result of that transformation and how it affects both Gregor and those around him. Gregor represents Kafka, and throughout the story, Kafka uses Gregor to express his feelings and personal events in his life. Kafka expresses these aspects of his life through various details such as Gregor’s appearance, Gregor’s volatile relationship with his father, and Gregor’s inability to communicate with those around him....   [tags: transformation, creature, gregor]
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Coming Back to Plato's Cave - ... As mentioned previously, the answer to the first question is clear in Plato’s writings about the political life compared to the philosopher’s. With that being said, that alone cannot be used to justify the fact that the philosopher is sacrificing some good when complying with the demand of political rule, Kraut argues, since it is plausible that philosophizing in some contexts could detract from the good produced from or even make it unjust. So, in order to answer these questions, the circumstances surrounding the philosophizing in question....   [tags: Socrates, philosophical analysis] 1136 words
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Corruption and the Janlokpal - Janlokpal to Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 The genesis of the demand for the Janlokpal Bill lay in the indefinite hunger strike undertaken by Anna Hazare on April 5, 2011. This prompted the government to form joint drafting committee consisting of ministers and civil society members. Despite Team Anna and the drafting committee being on different pages regarding the formulation of the bill, the government version of the Lokpal Bill , 2011 was introduced in Parliament. Additionally, the Lokpal Bill, 2010 was considered a diluted version of the Janlokpal for it provided no whistleblower’s protection, there was no inclusion of the PM, independence of the CBI was not addressed and could not t...   [tags: Lokpal, Lokayukta Bill]
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Philosophy of Science and the Theory of Natural Selection - Toulmin, Hull, Campbell, and Popper have defended an "Evolutionary-Analogy" view of scientific evaluative practice. In this view, competing concepts, theories and methods of inquiry engage in a competitive struggle from which the "best adapted" emerge victorious. Whether applications of this analogy contribute to our understanding of science depends on the importance accorded the disanalogies between natural selection theory and scientific inquiry. Michael Ruse has suggested instead an "Evolutionary-Origins" view of scientific evaluative practices in which scientific inquiry is directed by application of epigenetic rules that have become encoded in homo sapiens in the course of evolutionary...   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays] 4356 words
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Genocide in Darfur - The Holocaust of Today: Genocide in Darfur By definition, genocide is “the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” According to Eric Reeves, writer for the Sudan Tribune, genocide “encompasses not only the killing of members of a national, ethical, racial, or religious group, as such, but also deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or part.” Whatever genocide may be defined as, it is the most grotesque form of massacre known to man....   [tags: African Holocaust]
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Meaningful Social Studies - Meaningful Social Studies Introduction Today many classroom teachers are faced with the challenge of delivering meaningful and powerful social studies lessons to their students. This paper will explain how the learning cycle can help students gain a better understanding when learning new concepts. This paper will also give an example of a Native American Indians unit can be taught in a 4th grade classroom, covering the following contents: Location; Movement/Migration; and Individuals Groups, Institutions....   [tags: Education]
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Worldview of Research - Worldview of Research According to Creswell (2007) in Quality Inquiry & Research Design, everybody sees the world of research from different perspectives. Therefore, the assumption of researchers who choose the qualitative methods approach reflects their own views on the subject matter at hand. Creswell suggest, “When researchers do this, their research becomes shaped by bringing it into the inquiry paradigms, views of the world. Creswell suggest when qualitative researcher views vary according to the beliefs they bring into their research, which represent paradigms” (pg....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Canadian Law Enforcement - “Taser Changes go Ahead”, an article published in the Alberta News in February, indicates that the RCMP is moving forward and will be instituting some previously described changes into its 2011 Police Manual framework. The framework is currently being reviewed and will later be reviewed and approved by the Albertan Solicitor General. The 16 recommendations made by the Braidwood inquiry, including yearly re-trainings, monthly quality and adherence audits, as well as updated procedures based on the minimization of any potentially adverse health effects to the subject, should be reflected in the final version of the manual for 2011....   [tags: Technology, Tasers] 2402 words
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Thomas Kuhn's Paradigm - In this paper I will argue that Kuhn’s defense on the two charges against his view is good although it does have weak spots in them. When Kuhn came out with his book The Structure of Scientific Revolution in 1962, it became quite controversial. There is one specific charge that was held against Kuhn’s view that his view makes it seems that theory change is merely a matter of “mob psychology.” In response to all the critical things that were said about his book, Kuhn wrote The Essential Tension in 1972, within this book he defended his view against the charge in the chapter “Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice.” While his defenses against these charges are acceptable, they are no...   [tags: Scientific Research]
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Masters Application Essay - To begin with I am a First Nations male. I grew up in a small community in northern British Columbia. As a result, I was faced with many experiences of oppression and discrimination due to myself identifying as Aboriginal. In addition, I experienced intergenerational impacts of residential school which led me early in my life to engage in substance abuse in order to cope with stresses of being a First Nations male in a dominant culture and faced with colonial impacts expressed through multi-layer of social systems....   [tags: abuse, empowerment, healing] 1144 words
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Philosophy for Children - I. The concept of the Community of Inquiry Central to the heart of P4C lies the notion of a community of inquiry. Originally a term from Pierce to reference interaction among scientists, the concept of "COI" dominates the discussion of educational revisionism as presented by commentators on the P4C movement. The key description marking a COI is: a group (a social setting) of individuals who use dialogue (interaction among participants) to search out the problematic borders of a puzzling concept (inquiry as philosophical.) Implicit in the ideal workings of this group are two key concepts: a demonstration of thinking that is caring (each member is supported and allowed to be an integral mem...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Metaphysical]
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The Bloody Sunday - The Bloody Sunday On 30th January 1972, 13 Catholics were killed when soldiers of a British paratroop regiment opened fire during a civil rights march in Londonderry. The day became known as Bloody Sunday. Its impact led to a resurgence of violent opposition to the British presence in Northern Ireland. Although the details of what took place that day remain controversial, many of the basic facts are not disputed, 14 people had been killed etc. The demonstration was held in protest at the policy of internment without trial....   [tags: Papers] 1134 words
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Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation - Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation People with disabilities in the past have commonly been limited to experiencing outdoor programs that were segregated to only include the disabled. According to Sugerman (1996), this has historically been the only solution for overcoming "environmental barriers such as transportation, architecture, economics, and public attitudes" (p. 44). Diversity within an adventure program can present new challenges for the participants as well as opportunities for growth....   [tags: Papers] 673 words
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Overview Of Clinton's Impeachment Proceedings - An Overview of the Impeachment Proceedings of William J. Clinton The impeachment trial of President Clinton originated from a civil lawsuit filed in 1994 by Paula Jones. Jones alleged that in 1991 Governor Clinton asked a state trooper to bring her up to his room at Excelsior Hotel, where she alleged he dropped his trousers and asked her to "kiss it" (Chronology of the Paula Jones Case, BBC, January, 1998). The case made it to the Supreme Court because of the President's request to delay the trial until the end of his term....   [tags: William Jefferson Clinton Essays]
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Parts Maintenance Inventory Information System - Almost all aircraft carrier organizations have their own maintenance facilities and maintenance employees. Most of these organizations maintain their inventory and maintenance information on an Information System. ABX Air, Incorporated uses an information system called PMI (Parts, Maintenance, Inventory) this system was developed by Renee Perez and Associates, and is designed specifically for parts inventory and maintenance control. The PMI system provides information on all parts, such as history of repair, which aircraft it's currently installed on, how many parts there are on hand, and how many spares the company should have on hand based on past usage....   [tags: Information Technology] 1313 words
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What Are Ethics? - The word “ethics” is connected intrinsically with questions of correct conduct within society. The word “ethics” comes from the Greek “ethos” meaning “character” which indicates a concern for virtuous people, reliable character and proper conduct. The term “morality” is derived from “mores” or custom — the rules of conduct of a group or society. An initial definition of ethics, then, is the analysis, evaluation, and promotion of correct conduct and/or good character, according to the best available standards....   [tags: Ethics in Decision Making] 486 words
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Reading Instruction - Reading and writing are two of the main features of literacy education for both children and out-of-school adults. Components of reading and writing are not mutually exclusive and some educators argue that reading paves way for writing. Therefore, it is crucial to develop reading programs are strong and skill building. Reading processes for children and adults are different but some practices are applicable to both populations despite developmental differences. Therefore, reading programs should take into consideration the literacy program philosophy about reading, unique characteristics of adult learners, strategies to be used and literacy environment....   [tags: Education / Pedagogy]
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Dominant and Subordinate Cultures - Dominant and Subordinate Cultures Some of the greatest assaults committed on particular cultures have been with good intentions. In some cases, the cultures just may have different viewpoints as to what is right, or best in that specific situation. For the Australian Aboriginals, the greatest assault may well have been the taking of children from their families; they later became known as the ‘Stolen Generation’....   [tags: Papers] 1682 words
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Design & Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection, Testing and Supply of Radar Level Transmitter as per CB&I Enquiry Document no: CE-010-3304 subsequent c - Sub: Design & Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection, Testing and Supply of Radar Level Transmitter as per CB&I Enquiry Document no: CE-010-3304 subsequent correspondence. Ref : Annexure-E for List of Correspondence. Dear Sir, With reference to the above Inquiry from our EPCM Contractor M/s.CB&I Lummus Crest Mauritius hereinafter called “EPCM CONTRACTOR”, we Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited, hereinafter called as “OWNER”, are pleased to release this Letter of Intent (LOI) to you, Magnetrol International N.V, hereinafter called as “SELLER”, on the following terms & conditions....   [tags: Business Management] 1240 words
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integration and synthesis of three grounded theories and conceptual principles of the educational leadership field - Introduction The objective that I have for this paper is to present the integration and synthesis of at least three grounded theories and conceptual principles of the educational leadership field. Then, according with guidelines, I will compare and contrast those theories by using different authors’ perspectives, to critically analyze the body of knowledge achieved by those principles and explain how those theories in educational leadership add knowledge through the implementation of their premises and the interaction among them in the area of education....   [tags: School Community, Organizational Vision]
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Research Article Critique: The Professional Adjunct The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration - The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration (ojdla) is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles from practitioners or researchers “with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs” (ojdla, 2009, Mission section). The need to recruit, train, and retain qualified online instructors is a concern for administrators of distance learning programs. This research article critique focuses on Bedford’s (2009) ojdla article which presented her research into a new trend she identified in online instruction: the emergence of the full-time professional adjunct....   [tags: Article Review]
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Impact of the Great Recession in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley - Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts of the Great Recession and Related Financial Crisis in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley Introduction The 2008 financial crisis erupted straightforwardly because of the breakdown of the lodging move in the United States in 2006, which brought about give or take October 2007 called sub- prime mortgages. The effect of the credit emergency started to show a to a great degree genuine since right on time 2008, first tainting the U.s. monetary framework, and after that worldwide, having thus a profound liquidity crisis and creating, in a roundabout way, other budgetary phenomena, for example food crisis, unemployment, different stock crumples and on the whole, a fin...   [tags: Financial Crisis]
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The importance of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum - ... Australia’s history provides a tradition for identity, such as the connection arising from myth-making and heroes in literature, seen in works such by A. B. Paterson, and artists like Sidney Nolan. Therefore, in the curriculum history provides an opportunity to learn about a ‘shared’ national experience, and prompts an appreciation of the change of societal mores not only from the past but in current Australia. History on its own gives the opportunity to view Australian identity as a fluid concept, and one undergoing many changes....   [tags: culture, discipline, identity]
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International Relations Theory: Changes in the Hierarchy of International Politics - "Should international relations theory be held accountable for explaining fundamental changes in the hierarchy of international politics and the emergence of new actors?" It seems absurd to answer that international relations theory should not be in the business of explaining fundamental changes in international politics. However, this response paper will argue on both edges of the question. First, it actually does make sense to attempt to hold as many things as possible constant, or as "givens" in attempting to craft explanations for events in international politics....   [tags: International Relations]
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The Historical Progression of African American’s from 1865 Till Today - 1 The Historical Progression of African American HIS204: American History since 1865 (GSN1028D) The Historical Progression of African American’s from 1865 Till Today 2 The Historical Progression of African American’s from 1865 Till Today America has changed as a whole, and is different now then it was back in 1865. We have had many presidents, elections, wars, and other world issues, but African Americans have dealt with a lot of different issues and faced many problems in the past centuries themselves....   [tags: History, discrimination, prejudice]
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Maintaining the Rage: Values Education in Queensland Senior Legal Studies - Various significant and sometimes contentious legal and societal issues face individuals and groups alike in Australian society in everyday life. By notion, Legal Studies is then intended as an opportunity for students in their senior years of schooling to develop knowledge and tangible skills, as well as shape the values, attitudes and beliefs necessary to enhance their awareness and ability to participate actively as informed, proactive and critical members of society (Queensland Studies Authority, 2007)....   [tags: Education ]
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Case Studies and the Design and Application of Information Technology - Case studies play a significant role in the design and implementation of information technology. This is because of the fact that the global information technology industry is almost influenced by the same technological trends and it is feasible for them to share information regarding customization, upgrades and developments (Petrides 2000, 23). This paper will attempt to shed light on the manner in which case studies can inform in the design and application of information technology. In this regard, the paper will give special attention the nature of utility that case studies provide to the design and application of information technology....   [tags: Information Technology]
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Analysis of Sinner's in the Hands of an Angry God - To take the first jab at answering this inquiry, it would be fair to assume one would ask this question in rhetorical context, being that the answer is blatantly obvious. Though to prove my conjecture, it will be necessary to first prove logical validations in this Question. We will also apply the analysis of the reference to a sermon titled “sinners in the hand's of an angry god” which was given by a preacher named Johnathan Edwards in 1741, it was a well written argument, first providing a danger or infinite despair in “Hell”, then supplying the ultimate trump card of happiness in the form of “Heaven,” but ultimately it was highly successful in attracting people to the puritan religion....   [tags: religion, beliefs, hell, heaven]
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Practical and Theoretical Problems in Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies - Introduction Along with qualitative and quantitative methodologies in research, the trend of combining both qualitative and quantitative methodologies is widely used and increasingly articulated, attached to research practice and recognized as the third major research approach or research paradigm (Johnson, Onwuegbuzie & Turner, 2007). The start of the combined methods was argued on the notion that different methodologies that have always comfortably coexisted (Datta, 1994). On the other hand, Greene (2007) argued that another perspective on the development of combining both quantitative and qualitative methods emerged because of the willing acceptance of mixing methodologies in the applie...   [tags: research, data, healthcare]
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Comparison of Curricula Design: Associate Level Program and Baccalaureate Program - Comparison of Programs of Curricula Introduction Nursing education is fundamental to ensure that newly graduated nurses provide safe and efficient care within the current workforce. Developing an effective nursing program that meets the standards of the credentialing body will enable programs to prepare students for the future. The curriculum should provide the student with learning experiences that are essential for quality nursing practice (NLN, 2013). Curriculum should produce an atmosphere of excitement about learning with a spirit of inquiry (NLN, 2013)....   [tags: nursing education, graduates]
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The Sinking of the Titanic: Who Was at Fault - April 14th, 1912, will go down in history as a day when disaster struck. It was the day the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg that after a mere four hours, caused it to sink to the bottom of the ocean, taking 1,500 people with it. But it wasn’t just one thing that caused this tragedy, and although there were many individuals and events that led to the sinking of the Titanic, the person most responsible for the sinking of this ship is Bruce Ismay. He chose not to put enough lifeboats on the Titanic, urged the captain to make the ship maintain speed while passing through ice fields, and allowed the use of cheap material and watertight compartments that didn’t reach high enough....   [tags: Titanic, History]
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The Learning Return on Our Educational Technology Investment - Introduction When I was perusing the article choices for this week, the title, The Learning Return on Our Educational Technology Investment, really intrigued me. This title seems to encapsulate the concerns of all educational personnel-from teacher to district administrator. Though all of us may define the term “learning return” a bit differently, the questions remain. “What are we getting for our money. Is this investment really helping our students. And finally, if there will be a worthwhile return on our investment, which best practices will most efficiently produce the greatest benefits?” Although the studies that have attempted to address these concerns have produced varying results, t...   [tags: Education, computers, teaching] 1611 words
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The League of Nations; Why Did it Fail? - In the First World War approximately 16,543,185 people were killed within the four year span (World War I Casualties 4). After this devastation countries from all over the world gathered in France for Peace Conferences. Their goal; to prevent anything reminiscent of what had happened during the Great War from ever occurring again. It was during these conferences that the League of Nations (LON) came into existence. Their first meeting was held on the sixteenth of January 1920, six days after the Versailles Conferences had come into effect (MacMillan 94)....   [tags: World History]
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Global Education - Senior Study of Society Rationale - The intention of this rationale is to discuss the value of implementing global education into the school’s Study of Society senior work program. Therefore, this rationale will outline the focus of the curriculum initiative, address its significance, demonstrate how to implement the initiative into Study of Society, and why senior students would find it interesting and worthwhile. To address these areas the rationale will draw on the initiative itself, and will apply the initiative to the Study of Society senior syllabus (Queensland Board of Senior Secondary School Studies [QBSSSS], 2000) and Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (Ministerial Council on Education, E...   [tags: Education ] 1237 words
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Keller’s Theory vs. Wlodkowski’s Theory: Comparison and Contrast - It is important at any level of teaching and/or training that whoever being taught is not only motivated to learn but they are motivated to retain what has been taught. In this paper the definition of motivational design concept will be discussed as well as John Keller’s A.R.C.S. (ARCS) Model of Motivational Design and Raymond J. Wlodkowski’s Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching. The similarities between both theories in addition to the differences will also be discussed. What is a motivational design concept....   [tags: Education]
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Research Analysis: A Discussion of the Four Worldviews - Introduction This paper will provide a hypothetical discussion of how each of the four “worldviews” (post-positivism, constructivism, advocacy/participatory, and pragmatism) might apply to the proposed study. It will refer to the topic paper developed during the class RSH9101B (Research Topic, Problem, Purpose, and Questions) with the assistance of Dr. Kenneth Gossett, class mentor. The portion of the Topic Paper to be used will be the problem statement, which will provide the foundation for this discussion and completion of this assignment....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Intergrating the Worldwide Web into 21st Century Classrooms - In 1995, Professor Bernie Dodge and Thomas March developed the WebQuest strategy for integrating the World Wide Web into 21st century classrooms. Dodge (1995), originally defined a WebQuest as ‘an inquiry orientated activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from sources on the internet.’ The WebQuest definition revised by March (2003) intends to incorporate the critical attributes of real WebQuests to facilitate the transformation of information into a newly constructed, assimilated understanding....   [tags: WebQuest Strategies, Elements]
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An Analysis of Publications on Malcom X's Assassination - Conspiracy theories, secret societies, are phenomena’s common to all minority groups, especially among oppressed groups with a long history of injustice. Bounded by secrecy, based on exclusivity, such organizations are essentially reactionary. This paper is a convergence of three areas of inquiry; (1) the text and critiques of Alex Haley’s, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, William Sales’s, From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro-American Unity , George Breitman’s The Last Year of Malcolm X: The Evolution of a Revolutionary and Marika Sherwood’s Malcolm X Visits Abroad; (2) which of the text best solidifies the facts surrounding Malcolm X’s assassination a...   [tags: Civil Rights, Black Nationalist]
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Awareness of Risk during the 2008 Financial Crisis - Awareness of risk, lying at the initial stage of risk management, is incorporated in many fields of studies, like health control, natural disaster studies and financial collapse researches. However, given the behavioural distractions in creating awareness, awareness of such risks seldom is appropriate beforehand. Theoretically, had an awareness of risk been properly examined, pities, losses and hazards could have been avoided to a large extent. In practice, given inherent subjectivity, selecting appropriate ideas in advance can be much harder than understanding the situation afterwards....   [tags: Hidden Effects, Human Behaviors]
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Theoretical Stance on Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Research Essay: Theoretical Stance for the Teaching of Mathematics – As a pre-service teacher, my philosophy of teaching Mathematics is based on a constructivist, student-centred approach. I have learned, through my practicum experiences, as well as Mathematics Education courses, which advocate this approach, that it is the most effective way to teach Mathematics. This essay will explicitly describe my philosophy, as well as explain and justify the specific teaching and learning strategies related to this philosophy, supported by the research and literature....   [tags: Education, math, math teacher] 1489 words
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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II April 17, 1982. Often referred to as the Charter, it affirms the rights and freedoms of Canadians in the Constitution of Canada. The Charter encompasses fundamental freedoms, democratic rights, mobility rights, legal rights, language rights and equality rights. The primary function of the Charter is to act as a regulatory check between Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments and the Canadian people. Being a successor of the Canadian Bill of Rights that was a federal statute, amendable by Parliament, the Charter is a more detailed and explicit constitutional document that has empowered the judiciary...   [tags: Canadian Bill of Rights, Politics] 2464 words
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The Unmoved Mover: God in Aristotle’s Metaphysics - For millennia, human beings have pondered the existence of supreme beings. The origin of this all-too-human yearning for such divine entities stems in part from our desire to grasp the truth of the cosmos we inhabit. One part of this universe physically surrounds us and, at the end of our lives, consumes us entirely, and so we return from whence we came. Yet there is another, arguably more eternal, part of the cosmos that, in some ways, is separable from the transient, material world we so easily perceive but that, in other ways, is inextricably linked to it by unexplored, divinable forces....   [tags: Supreme Beings, Time] 1471 words
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The skills gap in Big Data analytics - Our every day life has changed forever, thanks for the ubiquitous smart phones and technology dependent information age. We leave a trail of data while travelling, shopping, driveing, bloggin, and even voting. All of these activities leave a digital signature unique to us, which if analyzed can predict our next move. Similarly, a large set of data is being created each day by businesses, researchers and the World Wide Web. According to an estimate by the government, there are about 1.2 zettabytes (250 billion DVDs) of electronic data generated each year by everything from underground physics experiments and telescopes to retail transactions and Twitter posts (Mervis 22)....   [tags: Technology, Data Growth, Big Data]
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Quality Services in Banks in the Bahamas - This paper will discuss an upcoming qualitative study entitled, ‘Quality service: Can the use of technology lead to increased competitiveness among commercial banks in The Bahamas?’ Two of the major concerns for the upcoming qualitative research study are the ethical concerns and the adequacy of the statistical sample size in order to provide sufficient rigor and authenticity to the study results. The location of the study is Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas. Ethical concerns are paramount when planning, conducting and evaluating research (Cozby, 2012)....   [tags: technology, ethical concerns]
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Analysis: Pagan Survivals by Tomás Ó Cathasaigh - Tomás Ó Cathasaigh’s article, “Pagan survivals: the evidence of early Irish narrative,” is primarily concerned with elucidating the approaches used by scholars in the study of the literature. The article begins with a discussion concerning the relationship between pre-existing traditions and Christianity’s entrance into Ireland. Ó Cathasaigh questions W.G. Wood-Martin’s assessment that the influence each entity had on the other is easily disentangled. However, he remarks that Ireland has the benefit of a large body of literature from an early medieval time, a set of literature marked by an evident interest in pre-Christian mythology....   [tags: church, behavior]
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Aboriginal Canadians and The Criminal Justice System - No community in Canada comes into conflict with criminal justice system officials more disproportionately than Aboriginals (Dickson-Gilmore, 2011, p.77). Indeed, Aboriginal Canadians are often subject to both overt and unintended discrimination from Canadian law enforcement due in large part to institutionalized reputations as chronic substance abusers who are incapable of reform (Dickson-Gilmore, 2011, p.77-78). One of the more startling contemporary examples of this is the case of Frank Paul; a Mi’kmaq Canadian who was left to die in a Vancouver alley by officers of the Vancouver Police Department after being denied refuge in a police “drunk tank”....   [tags: criminal justice, chronic substance abusers]
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Causes and Ramifications of World War I - World War I possessed a plethora of causes and ramifications to its introduction and its culmination. To examine such significance, we must dissect the historical circumstances that resulted in the war, such as nationalism, militarism, and so forth. Second, we will identify people of significance and all of their relations in the matter. In addition, we will look into U.S. involvement within the war and the inquiry as to the delay of moving in European affairs. Finally, we will identify and conclude immediate and long term effects of the war from the U.S in terms of material, civilian life, strategy, finance, and so forth....   [tags: modern world history]
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