Louis Isadore Kahn And The Salk Institute - 749 words
Standing alone against the endless blue sea, the Salk Institute by Louis I. Kahn is one of a kind. "Louis Kahn's Salk Institute for Biological Studies on the Pacific coast near La Jolla aspires within its own spirit to an order achieved through clarity, definition, and consistency of application"(Heyer 195). To many, this magnificent structure may seem out of place, but it works well with the surrounding environment because of the spatial continuity that it possesses. The relation to the site, the tectonic characteristics, and the ideas of servant versus served, combine to achieve a great sense of order in the Salk Institute. Many of the ideas that went into the construction of this design a ...
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Gengis Kahn - 424 words
Born Temujin in 1167 A.D., Genghis Khan and his mother and siblings were abandoned by their tribe after his father was poisoned. The family experienced years of hardship, and was told by his mother to ``remember, you have no companions but your shadow''. The boy showed early promise as a leader and fighter. By 1206, Temujin's military initiatives had defeated all competing tribes, and his power was such that he was proclaimed Genghis Khan, the `universal or oceanic ruler Genghis Khan pledged to share with his followers both the sweet and the bitter of life. In structuring his army, he integrated soldiers from different tribes inspiring loyalty to the Mongol army as a whole rather than to a s ...
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Gengis Kahn - 1,073 words
The father of Genghis Kahn was Yisugei, belonging to the Kiyat-Borjigid nomad tribe in Mongolia. Yisugei was an aristocratic leader in his tribe as well as a fierce fighter. Genghis Kahns given name, Temuchin, comes from his birth story. Yisugei was coming home from a campaign against the Tartars when his first wife Hoelun was in labor. He had brought captives with him and one was named Temuchin-uge. It was customary to name a child after a captive from a successful campaign. There are also arguments made that Temuchins family were smiths, and the name comes from the word temur, with means iron. Temuchin had a brother named Temuge and a sister named Temulun. The birth date of Temuchin is not ...
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Gengis Kahn - 1,038 words
... elder cousins. Having under-rated the abilities of Temuchin, Altan and Kuchar moved, according to custom, to elect Temuchin Kahn. It is not really correct to call Temuchin Genghis Kahn, not until the conquest of the nomadic tribes was complete. This election greatly angered Jamuka, who wanted the Kahnship himself. Jamuka used a petty situation to spark the battle, a relative of Jamuka had stolen several horses from one of the tribes that was in Temuchins camp. The owner of the horses rode to retrieve his property and killed the thief. Jamuka used this as an excuse to strike at Temuchin and his ascent to Mongol leadership. He lead thirty thousand warriors against Temuchin and won the batt ...
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Genghis Kahn - 1,120 words
Genghis Khan was considered a great military leader. And in many ways he was. Genghis Khan didnt use the size of his army to defeat an enemy. He used logic and cunning. This was one of the traits that made Genghis Khan as well known as he was. Genghis Khan was born and raised on the Mongolian steppe some time in the 1160s.(Boyle 623) After his father, Yesugei, was killed by a rival tribe named the Tartars, Genghis and his brother Qasar, and his two half-brothers, Bektair and Belgutai were left with their mother Holun. Life on the steppe was hard, especially in the winter time, and Temujin, (Genghis Khans original name before he was elected Khan; meaning Universal Ruler), and his brothers bar ...
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Doc Holliday - 1,776 words
... gecoach for Denver, Colorado. Along the way, he stopped at Fort Griffin which, at the time, was the center of a flourishing cattle industry. Approximately two thousand hunters and cowboys annually visited Ft. Griffin. Their money and existence attracted gamblers and prostitutes alike, quickly giving Ft. Griffin the reputation as the craziest town in Texas. Docs stay was cut short when he was again arrested for gambling which was more than likely, a sign of showing a newcomer unwelcomeness rather than upholding the law. Holliday got the point and swiftly left Fort Griffin. John finally reached Denver in the summer of 1875. He assumed the alias of Tom Mackey in order to start a new life an ...
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Zimmermann Telegram And Its True Purpose - 1,107 words
On January 9th, 1917 a message was sent from Germany to the German minister in Mexico. This message, later to be known as the Zimmermann Telegram was the final piece to a German plot to embroil the United States into a war with Mexico, Japan or both in order to cripple Allied supply lines fueling Allied operations in Europe. The actual telegram was translated to as follows: "We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the united States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal or alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support ...
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Diagnosis Related Groups - 1,074 words
The rising cost of medical care in the United States has been a concern for quite some time. Beginning in the 1960s with the advent of Medicare, a system has been needed that will balance cost with services provided within acceptable parameters. In 1982, the US Congress placed a cap on operating expenses for each Medicare case treated in a hospital, as a protective measure to insure adequate payment within reasonable limits. A prospective payment system (PPS) was initiated as a result of the cap, whereby hospitals receive a flat rate for each admission based on a calculation of rates determined by the diagnosis (Kahn, et al, 1990). A system whereby the diagnosis is grouped according to servi ...
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Diagnosis Related Groups - 974 words
... ies to 1, 263. (Edwards, et al, 1994). The DRG developed for use with Medicare has been altered for use with non-Medicare populations. In 1987, the State of New York enacted legislation mandating a PPS for all non-Medicare patients. The State Department of Health was required to assess the appropriateness of HCFA DRGs for a non-Medicare population, including a specific evaluation of the appropriateness for cases involving neonates and patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). When first implemented on January 1, 1988, the New York AP-DRGs expanded the Medicare DRG classification system to include newborn and neonate DRGs based on birth weight and ventilator dependence. In 199 ...
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Marco Polo - 665 words
Marco Polo, the only Venetian to travel to China and return helped Venice become an important city. Marco Polo traveled to China with his father and uncle to help Kublai Kahn. He brought things back from China and developed new things from the trading. Venice changed in many ways after Marco Polos travels. Marco Polo, like his father Niccolo and his uncle Maffeo was a traveler. His first experience of traveling came in 1271 when his father and Uncle took Marco on a journey with them. At this time Marco was only seventeen years old and inexperienced. The three of them traveled east from Venice to bring Kublai Kahn, who is in China, gifts from the pope. They first sailed to Acre, which is now ...
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Mathematical Artists - 710 words
Louie Kahn said, Even a brick wants to be something a brick wants to be, something it inspires. Even a common ordinary brick wants to be something more than it is and that is what we must be (Indecent Proposal) The Expand program discuss that mathematics, coordination, idea generation, implementation planning, speaking, product inspection, active listening, and visioning are all skills a person must have to be a successful architect (Architect). Being an architect is very contradictive; architects are artistic and creative which uses the right side of the brain, and they are also very technical and mathematical, which uses the left side of the brain. Many of the abilities that associate with ...
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Yeah - 1,222 words
... field is square, with 90 ft (27.4 m) on each side. The corner farthest from the outfield fence is home plate, and the other bases--first, second, and third--run counterclockwise. The pitcher's mound, an 18-ft (5.5-m) circle inclining upward toward a small rectangular rubber slab in the center, lies inside the square 60 ft 6 in. (18 m) from home plate. The outfield ends at an outer fence, the distance of which from home plate varies with the shape of the field. It is usually about 76 to 137 m (250 to over 450 ft). The teams play nine innings, alternating in the field and at bat, with the home team batting last. The infielders--first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, and third baseman--u ...
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History Of The Computer - 1,574 words
Konrad Zuse, a German engineer, completes the first general purpose progammable calculator in 1941. He pioneers the use of binary math and boolean logic in electronic Colossus, a British computer used for code-breaking, is operational by December of 1943. ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzor and Computer,is developed by the Ballistics Research Laboratory in Maryland to assist in the preparation of firing tables for artillery. It is built at the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering and completed in November 1945. Bell Telephone Laboratories develops the transistor in 1947. UNIVAC, the Universal Automatic Computer, is developed in 1951. It can store ...
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Clothing Market And The Dotcom Impact - 761 words
The clothing retail business is always trying to keep pace with ever-changing fashion trends of the time. The industry is comprised of a fierce competitive market, which is composed of large chains (ex. the Gap), small independent retailers (ex. Pink boutique in Carytown), and of the emerging dot.com e-tailers..such as delias.com. With Generation Y now entering as a consumer segment, the fashion trends span across a very broad spectrum. With many technology savvy consumers in the present, retailers are scrambling to find new ways to meet their demands. Consumers are presented with numerous options as to what styles of clothing are available, and where to buy them. Due to the large presence o ...
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The Euro - 393 words
11 nations merged currencies to create the euro. Europes leaders say that the unified currancy will promote bussiness, underpin unity and strengthen their role in world affairs. Officially at midnight on New Years Eve the euro became the common currency of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Ireland and Luxembourg. This event is hailed as a historic turning point in Europes history. By uniting Europe has created a powerful new economic force. Britain, Denmark and Greece are also hoping to join in the next decade. If the postwar era ended nine years ago with the fall of the Berlin Wall, then our futures begins on Jan. 1, 1999, German Chancello ...
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Mp3s - 1,059 words
In the music industry various artists work hard in order to make music that many people enjoy listening to. They then sell their music to record companies such as Arista, RCA, Warner Brothers, and Jive, just to name a few. These record companies make multi million-dollar deals with these artists with the intentions that once they distribute the artists music to the record stores they will be selling a favorable amount of albums. In todays ever advancing technology, music is basically being stolen off of the internet through mp3 databases such as Napster and Imesh. People are able to sign onto the internet, and are able to type in the name of the song, and then are able to download that parti ...
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Cyber Battle The People Versus Napstercom - 542 words
Napster.com is a music search engine founded by Shawn Fanning about a year ago. It is a software program that allows individuals to search for their favorite music selection by connecting to millions of other users around the world. Napster is basically the simplest way to find MP3s that you want anytime and the same time be able to share the selections with the worlds largest community of music lovers. MP3 is an audio format that allows users to compress and send music files easily over the net. This particular search engine is known to be the most popular file-sharing program among people of all ages. Currently, Napster is facing a lawsuit for copyright infringement by the music industry. ...
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Niccolo Machiavelli - 2,089 words
Niccol Machiavelli, born in 1469, wrote The Prince during 1513 while living in political exile at his country house outside of Florence. He had served as head of the second chancery of the Florentine republic, but was dismissed after it fell in 1512. The Medici family was again ruling Florence, and a Medici also sat on the papal throne in Rome. Machiavelli tried unsuccessfully to use this treatise to gain an advisory appointment either to the papacy or the court of the Duke. The Prince was published in 1532, five years after Machiavelli died. The Prince aroused controversy from its first appearance, and in 1559, joined the works of Erasmus and other humanist scholars on the papal Index of Pr ...
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Schizophrenia - 1,104 words
... ome doctors told her parents its best if she was at home, yet others told them not to take her home. She was prescribed numerous drugs, alone and in combination. They make her muscles stiff and her hands tremble. They do nothing to help her. Sometimes, she would escape the hospitals and disappears for months. Sometimes, she was discharged and her parents were not told. One night, she was picked up for hitchhiking. Another time, she was arrested for shoplifting. She stayed in halfway houses or at home. In her last years, she lived in a halfway house for two and a half years. She occasionally broke the rules, but she otherwise was on her best behavior. On August 25, 1986, the painful news ...
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Relationship Marketing - 1,044 words
"Relationship marketing is an approach to the market which emphasis a 'relationship' rather than a 'transaction approach' to business" (Tap, 1998) Recently there has been a shift from the more short-term traditional transaction approach to marketing, to long-term relationship between suppliers and customers especially within the service sector. (Buttle, 1996) The significance of relationship marketing is that it is more about customer value and satisfaction than making a fast buck. (Kotler, 2000)(Refer to appendix, 1 for models for relationship marketing) "The fundamental principle upon which relationship marketing is founded is that the greater the level of customer satisfaction with the re ...
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