Caries - 2,372 words
... d warming of climate where there is an increase in the growth of plant material and plant foods. This change would have promoted a growth in subsistence farming, at the very least. This would have increased the amount of plant carbohydrates and thus there was an increase in the occurrence in evidence of caries. Again in the Mesolithic there is further warming in the surrounding climate to the point where an even greater amount of plant food harvest is attainable for human consumption. Frayer found that for the Mesolithic, there was a negative correlation between rates of caries and latitude. This was the case where skeletal assemblages from northern sites continually show a decrease in c ...
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The Future Of Aviation Insurance - 1,723 words
Insurance and the Future of Aviation Analysis of Issues in the Aviation Industry Southern Illinois University, Carbondale This report will discuss the future of the aviation industry and the effects of high insurance cost. As the industry enters into the millennium, the insurance industry must look at several problems that also face the aviation industry. Survival for the small FBOs is getting harder each day; the threat of financial devastation is real when it comes to lawsuits. General aviation may be forced to change its way of doing business and become more like the military and commercial airlines. One can only hope that society will change their attitude towards the aviation industry a ...
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Women - 921 words
Throughout the myriad of cultures on our planet, we find different and sometimes opposing beliefs defining the values of an ideal citizen. Among these beliefs it is difficult to isolate a single set and deem them to be superior to another. The reason for this is that they vary based on cultural tradition, religious beliefs and even the technological advancement of that particular society. Although it is more evident with multicultural belief differences, we find large contrasts within the gap of one generation in a single culture. This phenomena is exemplified in Alice Munros Friend of My Youth with the relationship between the narrator and her mother. The purpose of this paper is to examine ...
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Nafta - 1,666 words
Introduction to International Business Negative Effects on NAFTA 5 On the Mexican Side 5 NAFTA and the Free Trade Area of the Americans 8 The Future of Rules of Origin in NAFTA Trade 8 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which built on the 1989 U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), is the most comprehensive regional free trade agreement ever negotiated. It created the world's largest free trade area: 380 million people producing nearly $8 trillion dollars worth of goods and services. On January 1, 1994 the North American Free Trade Agreement entered into force. One of the main objectives of the Agreement is the elimination of tariffs between Canada, Mexico and the United Stat ...
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Recruitment - 1,659 words
... e a woman, but the same argument gained credibility in employer-led Opportunity 2000 launched by Prime Minister John Major in the early 1990s (Liff, 1995). Line managers prefer informal sources of recruitment such as word-of-mouth recommendations or purchasing peoples names off the Professional and Executive Register and contacting them directly. This enables autonomy and unaccountability over the choice of successful applicant, and the stereotyped ideal recruit is white, male, aged 30 to 40, and married, i.e. with wife, children and mortgage. This state of affairs is difficult to change, as line managers are patriarchally elevated as the providers, the organizations breadwinners, thus m ...
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Strategic Management Of Quaker Oats Company - 1,731 words
The Quaker Oats Company, officially formed in 1901, is currently undergoing massive reorganization, which will dramatically change its position in the industry. Over the last four years, Quaker Oats' returns have been consistently rocky. Quaker unloaded Snapple, its ice-cream toppings and condiments business, and its frozen bagel business 1997. The company has turned to an emphasis on its high performing products such as Gatorade and bagged cereals. Gatorade accounts for more than one-third of the company's total sales and claims over 80% of the US sports-drink market. Quaker is also a leading producer of granola bars, rice cakes, pancake mixes and syrups, and value-added grain products (Ric ...
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Creating A Statement Of Vision - 1,045 words
... r time. As a manager plays favorites with employees, they unknowingly increase supervision on those they perceive as being weak. The weaker employee views this as a lack of trust and feels that his performance cannot live up to the expectations of the manager. Managers usually do not realize what they are doing and often believe they are helping by providing more supervision to the weaker employee. The employee often seeks comfort among co-workers who are more sympathetic, which in turn, tends to bring down the whole team. The strength of teamwork is an important asset to a company pursuing a shared vision. Studies have shown that, "teams can often leverage individual talents into collec ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,245 words
... ntly, logit analysis has been compared to a more advanced analytical tool, neural networks. Research has found that the approaches perform similarly and should be used in combination (Altman, Marco, and Varetto 1994). Based on multiple discriminate analysis (MDA), the model predicts a company's financial health based on a discriminant function of the form: Z=0.012X1+0.014X2+0.033X3+0.006X4+0.999X5 X3=earnings before interest and taxes/total assets X4=market value of equity/book value of total liabilities The Z-Score model (developed in 1968) was based on a sample composed of 66 manufacturing companies with 33 firms in each of two matched-pair groups. The bankruptcy group consisted of com ...
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Change - 1,861 words
Somebody once said: The only one who likes change is a wet baby (Mariotti, 1996, p. 30). We as human beings are always resistant to change if we are comfortable with surroundings and ourselves. We do not like to be challenged with change because of fear of the unknown. Resistance is a natural reaction to change (Maurer, 1996, p. 75). In order to fully change an individuals style of thinking and working, we must understand the theory and techniques in order to break down the barrier of resistance. There are several reasons for resistance to change from employees These reasons include fear of the unknown, threatening job security, bad timing, lack of resources, no personal gain, and fear of in ...
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Brazil - 1,422 words
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. It represents almost half of South America. It borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador. Brazils immense size and population contribute to a variety of culture, environmental wildlife, ethnic groups, and an abundant of natural resources. The Brazilian Indians were the first inhabitants of Brazil. Historians express that their were two to five million Indians living in the region before the arrival of the Portuguese. Today there are less than 200,000. [Destination Brazil web site]. The first Portuguese explorers arrived in Brazil in 1500. During this period Brazil became the first ...
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Marketing Is Marketing - 1,074 words
... practitioners (Dibb and Simkin, 1997). Servicing marketing added the additional "3Ps" of people, process and physical evidence . For industrial marketing, it is generalized in most introductory marketing texts that the core "4Ps" hold firm. Compared with most consumer goods, however, there is a much stronger customer service aspect to the product proposition: technical advice before a sale, ongoing customer support and after market operations. Marketing channels are often shorter, with much use of dealer networks or direct marketing. The sales force is central to the promotional mix, sales promotion is heavily deployed, trade shows and direct marketing are popular, and advertising te ...
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Employee Retention - 1,115 words
Case Presentation Anne is a 22-year-old Caucasian female currently enrolled in college. She is enrolled as a full time student majoring in Criminal Justice. She lives in a single room on campus and is three hours away from her family. She is currently in the Later Adolescence stage of development and is dealing with several different life issues. During the previous life stage, Early Adolescence, several developmental tasks had to be dealt with by the subject. While physical maturation was going on Anne had problems with severe acne and had no real growth spurt. To this day she remains only five feet tall. Her development of formal operations came at a normal rate for adolescence. However, d ...
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Networking - 1,163 words
... elds that can interfere with the transmission of data on the network. When we installed the cabling, tie straps were used to allow for the securing of cables to avoid unwanted or unexpected disconnects. As we connected each cable, we labeled it at both ends. This helps the network administrator in troubleshooting and isolating any future problems. The CAT 5 UTP cabling will be run through the ceiling plenum and down the wall through 1 conduit to a mounting box with an RJ-45 faceplate with connectors. The other end of the media will be routed to a 19 equipment rack, which stands in the corner of the classroom. The rack will contain a 24-port patch panel, 2 hubs, and the router. Our facili ...
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Case Bagby Copy Company - 1,894 words
1. Discuss the tradeoffs that Bagby faces in choosing between specialized and broad task assignment. Bagby Copy Company manufactures 10 different copiers. The main part of these copiers is a wiring bundle. This device is plugged into various components during the assembly process. They can assign each major task in this process to different employees using a broad task assignment or one individual can be assigned the task of producing the completed bundle using a specialized task assignment. Some of the advantages that Bagby's managers will obtain if they divide the total task of the manufacturing process into specific jobs or tasks are: Exploiting comparative advantage: Specialized task a ...
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Computers In Education - 1,240 words
Over the past ten years billions of dollars have been spent on computers for our nations schools. The goal was to improve and update our educational system but there is very little evidence of change through the years and taxpayers that have been paying for these upgrades in the schools want to know where the payoff is. A small Belridge school district in Mckittrick, California was proud to be the first and only in the state to provide every student with two Apple IIg computers, one for school and one for home. It reshaped its curriculum to use computers in all subject areas and they thought it was working well. The parents were shocked to hear when the annual standardized test scores came i ...
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Modification Activity Description Piagets Conservation Of Number And Liquid Tasks - 1,784 words
Modification Activity Description: Piaget's Conservation of Number and Liquid Tasks Lori is four year old, and she is at Piaget's preoperational stage. According to Piaget's description of the preoperational stage children, they cannot understand his conservation tasks. This preoperational stage, "children can use representations (mental images, drawings, words, gestures) rather than just motor actions to think about objects and events. Thinking now is faster, more flexible and efficient, and more socially shared. Thinking is limited by egocentrism, a focus on perceptual states, reliance on appearances rather than underlying realities, and rigidity (lack of reversibility)" (Flavell, miller, ...
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Vouchers And Education - 1,451 words
... n student outcomes, it does not explain why growing expenditures for the nation over all has not produced similar results, or why expenditures in non-instructional staff have been growing for the past thirty years, expenditures which could represent growing bureaucracy costs. While Card and Kruger's research does not explain why increased school spending affected student outcomes, it does show that at times increased spending can affect student outcomes. The important distinction is while capital can affect productivity, it may not always do so. Not all capital is equal. A farmer with a hammer in hand benefits from the utility of a tool; however, a farmer with a spade in hand benefits ev ...
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Bilingual Education Vs English Only - 3,311 words
... components of other technologies. Regular linear video is most useful in developing listening skills and creating cultural awareness. Video with target language subtitles can also serve in developing reading skills. Video enables students to observe the dress, food, climate, and gestures of the target culture. When the power of a computer is added to video that is pressed onto a disc for instant access of sound, vision, and text, the resulting interactive videodisc system can provide practice in all of the language skills. Students skills in listening and reading as well as in writing and speaking can be greatly enhanced when these latter options are available on an interactive compact ...
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The Evolution Of Huckleberry Finn - 833 words
It was easier to recognize the traits that Twain was contemptuous of, since the entire book was supposed to satirize society. But there were certain traits that Twain admired, too. (3) Twain showed that he admired morality in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn personified through Huck. We have no real morals, but only artificial onesmorals created and preserved by the forced suppression of natural and healthy instinct.(4) Such instances include his not telling on Jim when he ran away, Huck returning the stolen money to the girls and Huck trying to escape from the King and the Duke after the burial. Twain chooses to have Huck evolve morally in the novel instead of giving him an outstanding se ...
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Auroras - 887 words
In certain polar regions of the earth, a rare and fascinating phenomenon occurs in the dark season of winter. This phenomenon is called the Northern Lights, or auroras. In areas where auroras can be seen, the sun shines brightly for six months and then disappears for the next six. The sun follows a straight path across the sky, rising in the north and setting in the south. This is because of the latitude of these regions. Unlike other regions of earth, the polar regions either completely face the sun or don't face it at all. During the first six months of the long, endless nights of dark winter, auroras are frequently seen, almost every night, in fact. During the rest of the year, the summer ...
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