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Buddhist Monuments In The Horyu-Ji AreaYear 11 Ancient History Assessment Task IIIWorld Heritage Site StudyThe Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-Ji area in the country of Japan, have their claim on the oldest surviving wooden monuments in the world. These buildings , totaling some forty-eight structures were built by Emperor Suiko and Prince Shotoku in AD 607 in the old village of Ikaruga. From its position , Horyu-Ji at the time of the early 7th century was considered to the temple which guarded the Empire, and so in turn always enjoyed the protection of he Imperial family. According to Japanese history, these buildings were destroyed by fire in AD 670. The present buildings at Horyu-Ji are...
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The five articles presented common themes about educational learning. They illustrate the need for teacher reflection and adjustment to meet students’ needs, establishing quality rapport and providing students strategies become an active learners and involved in the learning process through and monitoring their own understanding. In the articles there is research quoted that illustrates how they can dramatically impact student learning and achievement.
In (Kaftan, Buck, & Haack, 2006), it states formative assessment is a tool teachers can use to probe students understanding, inform instructional decisions and develop relationships. Unlike a summative assessment which measures student...
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Through the differing family members and views in "Everyday Use", author Alice Walker demonstrates the importance of understanding our present lives in relation to the traditions of the people in our families and culture that comes from them. The story is reflecting the times in which they were written and the particular cultural heritage out of which Walker writes (Messud). Using descriptions and viewpoints from the characters, Alice Walker demonstrates which factors contribute to the values of someones heritage and culture. She illustrates that these are represented not by the possession of objects or their appearances, but by the persons lifestyle and attitude...
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STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATIONAND HERITAGE MANAGEMENTChristina AasMerkantilt Institutt, Norway.Adele LadkinBournemouth University, UK.John FletcherBournemouth University, UK.AbstractThis article examines a collaborative approach to the relationship between heritage management and tourism development in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. The purpose of the paper is to examine stakeholder collaboration and its role in managing heritage tourism development, and the interdependence of the heritage conservation and tourism relationship. The research examines a UNESCO/Norwegian Government stakeholder project, which aims to promote collaboration between heritage conservation and tourism through stakeholder...
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We live in a country of culturally diversity. To provide the highest quality of care to our patients we need to be culturally competent nurses (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008, ¶ 2). Using the Heritage Assessment Tool as a guideline I interviewed three families. The first was my own of Russian heritage, the second a colleague with a strong Chinese heritage, and the third a young single mother with a Hispanic heritage. These interviews gave me an insight into their views on health maintenance, protection and restoration. All three cultures had both similarities and differences.
In the interviews with three culturally different families, an assessment was...
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Current educational policy and practice asserts that increased standardized student testing is the key to improving student learning and is the most appropriate means for holding individual schools and teachers accountable for student learning. Instead, it has become a tool solely for summarizing what students have learned and for ranking students and schools. The problem is standardized tests cannot provide the information about student achievement that teachers and students need day-to-day. Classroom assessment can provide this kind of information.
Formative assessment to inform instruction and guide student learning is being underutilized. Many students are not given feedback that is...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) evaluates the environmental impact of policies, plans and programs (or strategic proposals/decisions). The objective of SEA is to mainstream the environmental consideration at the earlier phase of decision making and improved governance through reducing administrative burden via avoiding project level EIA and duplication along the ministries (Fischer 2007; Therivel 2010; Fundingsland Tetlow and Hanusch 2012).
Australia has more than 30 years of expeirnce of evaluating PPPs (policies, plans and programs) under different legislative mechanisms. In May 1992 the Australian Commonwealth, all States (6) and Territories (2) and Australian Local...
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Pigs in Heaven"It has to do with our mythology in his country ... that if you are smart enough and work hard enough, you will make it. It allows us to perpetuate this huge gulf between the well off and the desperately poor. If you fall through the cracks you must be stupid or lazy or both. It's a trap because poverty is viewed as shameful. In this culture, it's more honorable to steal then to beg." This quote is from Barbara Kingsolver on what she thinks the theme is for her novel, Pigs in Heaven. Many critics approve of what she says and writes and others do not. Of these many critics, three critics gave more noticeable reviews for the novel. Rhoda Koenig, Karen Karbo, and Laura Shapiro,...
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This paper will discuss how Sporting Heritage engenders national and group identities. The topics related too in this paper, are the types of identity represented by sporting Heritage, as sporting heritage has the ability to represent groups and entire nations across the world. Sport is a fundamental part of British and world culture and is an important aspect of modern life. This topic is relevant to recent trends within modern interest as it touches upon numerous essential museum issues, for instance questions related to sport having not always being perceived as real heritage by academics and furthermore the recent inclusion of sport in academic discussion, due to until fairly recently...
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white bay power station ADAPTIVE REUSE Location White bay power station is located approximately 4 km west of Sydney CBD. The site is bounded to the south by Victoria road and to the west by Robert Street, Rozelle. It is situated adjacent to a small inlet of Sydney Harbour.The site was selected for the power station as it was conveniently situated to rail and tramlines and also the shipping facilities. Rozelle Bay and White Bay provided cooling water for the power station's operations.The history of the site As Sydney's tramways expanded, their power sources changed from horses to steam, to cable, to finally electric traction (1899). Ultimo power station was built to supply the power to tram...
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The purpose of environmental assessments is to gather information, involve the public and ultimately to support sustainable development. Environmental assessments are implemented to maintain human and environmental health by examining the implications a proposed project may have on the biophysical, social and economic components (Alberta Government, 2013). Certain regulations pertaining to environmental affairs are in place to regulate activities and to promote informed decision making (National Environmental Management Act, 1998).
The National Environmental Management Act (1998) refers to the environment as being the “surroundings...
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The purpose of this paper is to define, describe and apply social work models to my recent placement experience, and an initial assessment that I observed. My twenty day placement was at a Christian voluntary adoption agency, based in England. They do not have contracts with local authorities in Wales, but do work with them as and when their help in finding potential families to adopt children is required. Although a voluntary agency they work within the Adoption and Children Act 2002, Children Act 2004, Care Standards Act 2000.
The prospective adopters approach the agency themselves. The agency offers a non discriminatory approach; they do not judge people by their age, culture, sexual...
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Introduction:In this report, I will be assessing the potential for cultural and heritage tourism within the borough of Hackney. I will support my findings with theoretical models and research. Hackney is a diverse and multicultural borough within London and is one which has undergone massive recreation in the recent years. Hackney used to be known as an area which had high crime rates and massive social problems, however over the past years, parts of Hackney have gone through major developments and is now very fashionable with a thriving artistic scene in the south of the borough. The borough is also known for its wide green areas with Hackney Marshes (88 football pitches) being the most...
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According to MacIntyre, et. al (1997, p. 266), “affective factors may
systematically bias the self-assessment of language proficiency.” This statement helps
me understand my L2 learning and provides a rationale for my experience this semester.
In this paper, I will examine the role of anxiety in my concurrent L2 learning and my
strategies in managing it. I will also examine the close relationship between my anxiety
I grew up in a bilingual household, speaking both English and Tagalog. In
addition, I studied five languages in both academic contexts and abroad. It’s no surprise
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Transcript of interactions can be examined using various methods of analysis including conversation analysis (CA), interactional sociolinguistics, politeness theory, critical discourse analysis and discursive psychology just to name a few. Researchers make decisions on which analytical framework they are to adopt in their study based on the focus of their investigation and the level of detail they hope to extract from the data (Stubbe, Lane, Hilder, Vine, Vine, Marra, Holmes and Weatherall, 2009). For the purpose of this paper, the analytical method that will be considered is CA which is known to be used to decipher ‘the ‘contents’ of… (inter)actions’ (Ten have, 2006, p. 42)....
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Sherman Alexie: What it means to be an Indian in America
“Dr. Mather, if the Ghost Dance worked, there would be no exceptions. All you white people would disappear. All of you. If those dead Indians came back to life, they wouldn’t crawl into a sweathouse with you. They wouldn‘t smoke the pipe with you. They’d kill you. They’d gut you and eat your heart.”
-Marie, Indian Killer, 314
The identity of the modern Native American is not found in simple language or description. Neither does a badge or collection of eagle feathers determine Native American identity. As Alexie demonstrates through the character of Dr. Mather and Wilson, pony-tails and store bought drums are mere materialistic...
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Ethical and Multicultural Self-Assessment
Importance of ethical and multicultural competency to the practice of professional psychology is to “know thy cultural self” is the recommended motto for trainees with regard to two developmental tasks: self-exploration about one's own cultural heritage and understanding and valuing the differences of others” (Roysircar, 2004). Roysircar (2004) said that being able to embrace diversity into your approach to assessment and discretion is an essential part of the process of treatment and its outcomes.
Moreover, Roysircar (2004) stated that when a counselor is accomplished he or she is aware of attitudes, and beliefs. This empathy...
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Patterns of values, beliefs, and health perception
The George family considered themselves as a religious christian family, who uses practices such as prayer and meditation to cope with problems. When faced with problems, The Georges use religious principles as a escape route to their problems. Their This family health assessment paper includes a assessment of the George family and their responses to the 11 functional health patterns. The 11 functional health patterns include: values, health, perception, nutrition, sleep/rest, elimination, activity/exercise, cognitive/perception, self-perception, role relationship, sexuality, and coping. Alongside the 11 functional health assessment...
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Sex crimes are one of the most serious problems in the United States today. The legal system is casual when it comes to punishing sex criminals with insufficiently short prison sentences that are further reduced by the option of parole. While sexual offenders comprise a sizable portion of U.S. prison inmates, they evoke an even greater portion of public concern, (Boccaccini, Murrie, Caperton, & Hawes, 2009). Most sex offenders are released back into society after serving as little as one- fourth of their prison sentence. Recidivism is extremely high among sexual predators; 75% are convicted more than once for sexually abusing young people, (Boccaccini, Murrie, Caperton, & Hawes,...
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Nursing Leadership Analysis
Leadership at times can be a complex topic to delve into and may appear to be a simple and graspable concept for a certain few. Leadership skills are not simply acquired through position, seniority, pay scale, or the amount of titles an individual holds but is a characteristic acquired or is an innate trait for the fortunate few who possess it. Leadership can be misconstrued with management; a manager “manages” the daily operations of a company’s work while a leader envisions, influences, and empowers the individuals around them.
Assessment tools can be a good start for individuals to assess their leadership characteristics and skills, such as Grossman and...
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The Himalayas is a vital region that facilitates mountain tourism to a number of countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. The unique landscape and scenery of Himalayas is the main attraction to tourist activities in this region. Tourism industry is one of the major contributors to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment. As an example, tourism sector contributes 9.4% of GDP and 8.2% of total employment in 2012 for Nepal (World Travel & Tourism Council 2014).
The observed impacts of climate change to the livelihood of the tourism industry are the main driver to the need of adaptation to ensure future development and prosperity (Simpson et...
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There has been large debate within the community of Sutherland Shire Council concerning the proposed desalination plant at Kurnell. The government has announced that this plant will be built to solve Sydney's current water crisis, however this comes at a heavy price. The $2 billion project will not only cost the government but it will also raise the water bill for Sydney households. There are many arguments both for and against this proposed plant and it simply comes down to the question "which one is more important?" The desalination plant uses a process called reverse osmosis. Sea water is pushed through a fine mesh to filter out the salt resulting in fresh water. It is estimated that the...
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Environmental Impact of Tourism on Antarctica
This essay discusses the environmental impact of tourism on Antarctica.
The subheading Description will give an overview of the continent, highlight the unique landscape, weather patterns and research stations making up some of the tourist attractions of this continent.
The subheading Tourism in Antarctica gives an account of the type of tourist Antarctica attracts and their primary motive identifying scientific research staff as tourists as well as highlighting the current trends and growth towards ecotourism.
The History of the Australian Antarctic Territory will be discussed highlighting past errors in environmental management and the...
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Sam g.k The analysis of Alice Walker's"Everyday Use"In the short story, "Everyday Use", Alice Walker uses everyday articles that are the principle focus of the story and are discussed with great detail. The author reveals the emotional response of the characters in the story to these objects, to contrast the simple and implicit with fashion and craze. The main characters in this story are the narrator, "Mama," and the daughter, Maggie on one side; the other daughter, Dee, is on the other side. All have antagonistic views on the worth of the different objects in their lives. Alice walker uses this conflict to make the point that the value of goods and people is more important than style.The...
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Controversies regarding the issue of language to be used in education in California are gaining public attention. A significant proportion of the population in California, being one of the states adjacent to Mexico, is comprised of Hispanic. This enriches, but also complicates the educational system of the state. Specifically, the range of different racial background causes language problems in school today. Therefore, especially in terms of the formulation of educational policies as well as in the classroom setting, the Hispanic population must be taken into consideration. Although bilingual education seems like a positive way to educate Spanish-speaking students, it is actually detrimental...
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Depression is a common occurrence in society. That is everyone will experience sadness at some point in time (Barlow and, Durand, 2009). According to Barlow and Durand major depressive disorder is a mental illness that affects individuals suffering with debilitating physical and emotional symptoms that keep them from living a meaningful productive life (Barlow and Durand, 2009). If an individual is living with depression there are many symptoms other than psychological they may experience (Barlow and Durand, 2009). One should seek help if the negative feelings and symptoms do not go away (Barlow and Durand, 2009). Depression that goes untreated can lead to suicide (Barlow and Durand,...
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1)What is the role of the High Court in Australia?The High Court of Australia is the nations most fundamental legal tribunal. The Australian High Court was formed by the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1900. Under the original jurisdiction, the exclusive role of the Australian High Court is to interpret the constitution through making decisional outcomes upon existing disputes on constitutional matters.Under the High Court of Australia, appellate jurisdiction exists. This particular jurisdiction covers a large amount of appeals from lower levels of courts, as well as appeals from the High Court itself. The High Court is Australia's highest level of court and has generally given...
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Today when people move across continents with the help of technology their culture and heritage moves along with them. Almost each and every continent is populated with people from different nations who have diverse traditions and cultures. Thus knowledge of health traditions and culture plays a vital role in nursing. People from different cultures have a unique view on health and illness. Culture-specific care is a vital skill to the modern nurse, as the United States continues to consist of many immigrants who have become assimilated into one culture. I interviewed three families of different cultures: - Indian (my culture), Hispanic and Chinese. Let us see the differences in health...
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Education of the Chinese Language and LiteratureAbstract: Higher professional set up in each country, the establishment of a maximum, the establishment of the longest, but it is also composed of professional schools is one of the essential professional Chinese language and literature. It has many advantages, such as basic strength, a wider range of employment and social needs of the various sectors of its relatively stable, and so on. However, in the continuous development of the information society at the same time, China's science and education and also the rapid development of economy and culture, which are gradually changing people's traditional concepts of education and human resources...
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Executive SummaryThis tourism plan will examine ways to help create and improve sustainable tourism in Homestead, Pennsylvania. This will be done through careful analysis of established theories in the field of tourism planning through a literature review. Then with the aid of primary research, including visual and written field journals, provide a comprehensive plan to achieve the afore mentioned goal. This will be supplemented by a Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis of the site, in addition to a market and product profile.IntroductionHomestead, Pa was formerly a part of a vast steel industry for approximately 100 years. The Homestead Works, the steel...
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1) Background Analysis:
General Market Assessment: In the 90's, the SUV was looking to become a highly contentious market, however, with a new emphasis on the Leisure SUV. This was where LRNA will be able to maximize its market share, and perhaps grab a foothold on the market.
Competition and behavior: The SUV industry in North America was becoming increasingly competitive, with "over 30 SUV models, their prices ranging from $10,000 to $60,000. Market leaders were Jeep and Ford, with Jeep having a strong heritage in the USA much in the same was as Land Rover did in the United Kingdom. Jeep itself had three lines; much in the way Land Rover was trying to carry various lines for different...
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The Information highway or the Internet has changed the way the world goes about doing things. It is one more point in a long continuum of inventions that is set to revolutionize lifestyles. One is inclined to ask, how does the ability of computers to talk to each other improve the learning process in the classroom? How does it make a difference in study of epics like the Odyssey and the Iliad? These questions and more will be answered in the following passages. The Internet has a more pervasive effect than other electronic media and is the modern engine of progress; it is the new form of thinking that will show a fresh approach to education.Personal computers and the Information...
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The Stolen GenerationThe land mark event I have chosen to focus on for this section of the Assessment Event is the removal of Aboriginal children, 'The Stolen Generation/s', from their traditional homes and their parents. I will endeavour to discuss the effects of one particular government policy, that is the 'Assimilation Policy', and the effects which it had on the indigenous population during the time it was enacted and the effects which it has had and has on the Aboriginal population within Australia today. The 'Stolen Generations' policy was clearly enacted and implemented prior to 1975. However, its implications have subsequently been felt and continue to be felt by both indigenous and...
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The case study Let it Pour - My First Assignment as Executive Assistant, provides us with a look at the problems of Faith Community Hospital. The CEO of the hospital has indicated that these problems may threaten the very existence of the hospital if they are not identified, evaluated, assessed, and resolved in the near future. The problems that surround the hospital are by no means isolated to Faith Community Hospital, but are a reflection of the problems that the healthcare industry as a whole is experiencing. Some of these problems include, a loss of power to insurance companies, government agencies, and even caregivers; rising operational costs; reduced revenue due to a reduction in the...
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Family Assessment and Nursing ProcessAccording to Stanhope & Lancaster (2001), a family nursing assessment is considered to be the cornerstone for family nursing interventions and is used in a systematic fashion for the identification of the family's developmental stages and risk factors. There are many tools available that provide guidelines for how to best get to know a family and to determine their strengths and weaknesses. One such tool is the Friedman Family Assessment tool which provides a guideline for nurses to interview a family. Theory is also a necessary tool when assessing a family because it is theory that most powerfully explains clinical situations and provides guidelines...
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Film Report on American Me: A Therapeutic Perspective
"American Me" is a fictional film having a factual basis, starring and directed by Edward James Olmos. Released to the national theater circuit in 1992, "American Me" depicts the life of Rodolfo Cadena, a ranking Carnal (gang member) in the prison gang La Eme, also known as the Mexican Mafia. To therapeutically approach the salience and pervasiveness of gang membership, including its allure and reinforcers, would be a challenging task for any human service practitioner involving accuracy of assessment and effectiveness of treatment. However, endeavoring to find and implement such therapeutic methods and...
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Idle No More: A Critical Exploration of the Six Demands of Idle No More And the Importance of Meaningful Action by the Federal Government
On October 15th 2013 the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, released a statement upon the conclusion of his visit to Canada. In his statement, Anaya reveals that “from all I have learned, I can only conclude that Canada faces a crisis when it comes to the situation of indigenous peoples of the country” (2013:8). Even though Canada was one of the first countries to extend constitutional protection to the rights of indigenous people, Canadian aboriginals experience a well-being gap. Aboriginal teens are more...
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HOSPITALITY ASSESSMENT - Work in a socially diverse environment.1. Describe TWO advantages of working with colleagues who come from culturally diverse backgrounds.The hospitality industry is an example of multiculturalism at work, the Cultural Characteristics of Australia (2000) show that of the 800,000 small businesses in Australia, 21% are owned and operated by people with a non English speaking background and 17% of the population speak a language other than English at home. There are many benefits when working in multicultural environment, some of these advantages include:- Different perspectives on life and on how to solve problems.- Increased tolerance, acceptance and patience for...
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We all see the events and objects surrounding us in a cultural lens in which tints, alters, and shapes our perceptions. In a broader aspect, culture shapes how people experience their world. Though a culture is generally understood and thought of as the foods, clothing, holidays, and music a group of people engage in, culture dives deeper than just a group’s visible traditions.
Culture refers to the behaviors and interactions of a people and the representative structures in which give such behavior meaning. Human nature, history, and environment have impacted and resulted in the many differences and similarities amongst the various cultures that exist today. A culture is inclusive of...
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Forms of ImprisonmentWhen we speak of a prison and incarceration, the first thought that comes to mind is inmates held in a prison system with the effort to protect society from guilty criminals. The word prison can mean: 1. A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention, especially those convicted of crimes. 2. A place or condition of confinement or forcible restraint. 3. A state of imprisonment or captivity (Easton 175). If we take a closer look at the denotation of the third definition, we notice that it alters slightly from those of the first two denoted. Instead of the word "place," we see that the third denotation refers to a "state." State can be defined as: 1. A mental or...
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According to the definition given by the Ramsar Convention Manual (2013) “wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life” and it recognizes the existences of five major types of wetlands (Ramsar, 2013):
1) marine(coastal wetlands including coastal lagoons, rocky shores, and coral reefs)
2) estuarine(including deltas, tidal marshes, and mangrove swamps)
3) lacustrine (wetlands associated with lakes)
4) riverine(wetlands along rivers and streams)
5) palustrine (meaning “marshy” – marshes, swamps and bogs)
Also, according to Ramsar (2013), wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments and its importance...
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Disapproval of Harold E. Stearns’ Civilization in the United States
A number of historians and social critics have attempted to describe the American society and its culture of the 1920’s. Underneath the façade of richness, glamour and content, it contained hypocrisy, shallowness and debauchery. Historians commonly refer to the twenties as the lost generation. Harold E. Stearns’, Civilization in the United States faced a lot of criticism from intellectuals after it ruthlessly and negatively assessed the American society during the 1920’s. Although there is a common understanding among most intellectuals that the culture incorporated a lot of debauchery and corruption, critics of the...
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Telemedicine: Quality of Care and EfficacyWhen assessing the quality of care derived from Telemedicine there are a number of factors that are involved in the ability of the physician to provide a level of care that is equivalent or superior to the level of care that is afforded the patient through traditional methods of client communication, diagnostics, and treatment. It is the responsibility of the doctor practicing telemedicine to ensure that the equipment necessary for the telemedical services provided is of sufficiently high standard and adequately operational. The doctor must carefully evaluate the data and other information received, and medical opinions and recommendations can only...
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In the case study provided, the 82 year old unconscious female needs an assessment and a differential diagnosis completed so that the paramedics know how to treat and to determine if the patient is time or transport critical. A differential diagnosis comes from the paramedics’ education and the patient’s history, current vitals signs, and pertinent knowledge gained from those at the scene. The paramedic must, after the differential diagnosis, have an understanding of the pathophysiological process and how this affects the patient.
The patient has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), which is an injury occurring after birth (State Government of Victoria, 2013). The patient also has traumatic...
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According to leading dermatologists and author of the book "Acne in Black Women", Dr. Neil Persadsingh states bleaching is a process by which creams were used to kill the melanin in the skin. Melanin is the substance that gives the skin its pigmentation and protects the skin from the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays from the sun. The more melanin in the skin the darker the person. According to doctor Persadsingh most of the bleaching products contain large amounts of hydroquinone a substance which is very detrimental to ones health and includes side effects such has nausea, shortness of breath, convulsions, delirium, Damage to the skin-wrinkles, severe acne and marks which are...
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Many elementary schools promote sustained silent reading time. In sustained silent reading, students read silently for a designated time period every day in school. It will usually last for about 20-30 minutes. They select their own reading material and are not asked to answer comprehension questions or write book reports. Sustained Silent Reading is based on the theory that the more a student reads, the better the student will comprehend what they are reading. This will lead to better attitudes about reading, higher test scores and a better vocabulary. Teachers devote class time to drop everything they are working on so the students will have a chance to stop and read...
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America currently ranks 36th in the world in regards to education. This encompasses reading, math, and science. Education in the United States represents multiple achievement gaps across ethnicities, income levels, and geography. There are many reasons as to why America ranks low. The curriculum in the United States varies widely from district to district and stretches from state to state, which is one of the major problems in why America compares greatly to that of other countries. For instance, different schools offer different classes. In some schools classes that may be a requirement for students might not even be an option for others at a school that may be right across town. This...
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According to Xiaorong Li, there is no debate as to the Western origins of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) (2001 81; 86). However, while this may be true, as is demonstrated by the similarities between the UDHR and the French Declarations, such intellectual origins should not lead us to mistake the UDHR as a product of Western cultural imperialism (Stephen Marks 1998, 511). This is important to note, for with regards to the universal applicability of the UDHR such intentions must be made clear. What we must ask ourselves is, is the UDHR a tool by which all humans can free themselves from the injustice of physical repression and the political oppression, regardless of their...
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HUMANITY AND NATURE: THE PERIOD OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Human beings and their reaction and response to world events has changed and evolved throughout history. The time period of the Industrial Revolution was no exception. Humans´ responses to the consequences of the Industrial Revolution accurately depicted humanity and the stage of its evolution at that particular point in history. Humanity spoke out against the injustices they encountered as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Eventually, social theories emerged, that clearly depicted the power of the people to lead the world in the direction they desired. The Industrial Revolution was also a time of evolution in regards to...
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Country InformationFrance is the largest country in Western Europe and one of the world's major economic and political powers. France is a country with varied and beautiful landscapes, modern industries, and historic towns and cities. It has helped to shape the history and culture of Western Europe as well as many parts of the world. France has produced great thinkers, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, and fashion designers. The French are also famous for their fine cuisine and wine, which is often said to be the best in the world. Enjoyment of these is an important part of life for most French people and visitors to the country.EconomyFrance is ranked currently as the...