May 22, 2013
The Water Cycle (also known as the hydrologic cycle) refers to the journey water takes as it circulates from the land to the sky and back again. It involves the transformation of the water into three of the states in which it does exist in namely; gaseous, liquid and at time even v state.
The cycle starts with having the sun heat up the earth surface. This causes the heat energy to evaporate the water on the earth’s surface mostly changing it from the liquid state to a gaseous state through evaporation. This happens on the earth’s surface as well as on the water bodies. The same case happens to the plants which are also heated making them to lose water into the air through a process known as transpiration. The heated water is lighter than the cold air making it to rise above the earth surface. (more…)
Background and Type of Funds
The Vanguard Group is one of the largest players in the equity market. The company offers several mutual funds, retirement services, exchange traded funds and other financial products to its clients. Since its inception, Vanguard has been a leader in financial innovation. John C. Bogle founded the company, and is credited with the creation of its initial retail index fund. Among Vanguard Group competitors are Citibank, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. Vanguard mutual fund structure is different from that of its competitors in that its clients form part of the ownership in rival firms. Vanguard Group offers four types of mutual fund namely bond, money market, stock and balanced funds. The money market funds invest in high quality and short term securities. The aim of these funds is to provide income while maintaining a stable value. Bond funds invest in municipal, government, or corporate debt. These funds focus more on income rather than investment growth. Balanced funds invest in bonds, stock, and money market instrument. They provide a combination of growth, income, and stability. Stock funds invest in securities that form part-ownership in corporate organizations. The purpose of these funds it to provide investment growth. All funds share the same costs pool among each other thereby reducing management and marketing costs.
The essay focuses on the topic on the rise of the novel. It narrows down and seeks to explain the rise of feminism and feminist literature criticism as the topic on the rise of the novel is very wide. The work tries to answer several questions, but the major one among them is on how the female literary works came to exist. In this regard, it answers several other questions of who were the pioneers of the feminist movement and the aims of such movements. It also describes some of the challenges that these women faced in their pursuit of developing the female literature to the levels that it enjoys today. (more…)
May 13, 2013
Universal health coverage (abbreviated as UHC) refers to a more efficient and fairer financing of healthcare across the populations by pooling various categories of healthcare risks so as to equitably distribute the cost of providing healthcare. The idea of universal health coverage aims to enhance access to healthcare services by the poor as does the rich. It also protects people from becoming poor as a result of meeting expensive costs of healthcare services. The concept of universal health coverage is seen as a practical tool in improving the human health and also financially protecting people particularly the helpless poor populations, against catastrophic healthcare costs.
Stan who is a 32 year old homosexual, has been using methamphetamine for the past eight years of his life. He was a high school graduate before dropping out from a community college after the first two semesters, of his first year. His teachers recognized him as an above average student. He was an A or B grade student, who never dropped in any of his exams in high school. At his first stages, he had enrolled himself in the smoking of the drug. He later progressed in the injection of methamphetamine 2-5 times daily. Stan is the second born in his family. He has an elder sister and two younger brothers. They all grew up in the state of Arkansas before he moved to west coast, at the age of 20. He was chased out of the family home because he revealed his homosexuality, which was a hidden truth best known to him. He was sexually active by the age of 13 when he discovered that he loved men more than women. Ever since that time he has always been involved in the promiscuous, unprotected sexual intercourse with men until he was 20. He has been involved in very many different gay activities, such as the gay party circuit that was held, in the San Francisco bay area. When he moved to New Jersey, it paved way for him to attend frequent gay bathhouse parties in New York City. All of his gay friends, he met with them during his stages of growing up in the gay society have been strong users of the methamphetamine.
Tesco was founded by Jack Cohen in 1924, reportedly making sales totaling £4 and £1 in profit. It was listed in London’s Stock Exchange in 1947. That same year, Tesco entered the Gasoline retail market, perhaps setting off its culture of diversity, which has been a major asset in its ability to stand and survive not only against its competitor, but also economic fluctuations. The following year, 1948, the company opened it’s the doors to its first self-service shops. Eight years later, 1958, the first Tesco supermarket opened in Essex. It opened its first senior department in 1975, realizing an annual turnover of about £1 billion in 1979, just five years later. In 1997, it opened its first large stores. Today, Tesco is ranked the third largest retail store in the world, operating in over 14 countries globally. It is the leading retailer in the UK. Tesco has more than 2000 stores in the UK, controlling 30 percent of UK’s grocery market. In 2010, the retailer recorded a profit of £3.4 billion (Tesco, 2004; Baker, 2010; Tesco, 2011).
April 24, 2013
Buddhism is a religion that concentrates more on one’s way of life rather than the religious prescriptions. This religion is marked by symbolic events and practices, which serve to enhance the practice and worship of Buddhism. Buddha taught the values of enlightenment, which he believed that if people lived their lives in that way, they could lead a life that was pleasing to God. These included the noble truths and the path through which one could get to live a life of sanctity and endure of the aspects of life such as disease, pain, loneliness, and aging. The path to achieving this sanctity arose from a person’s morals, compassion for others, and developing wisdom.
The process of hiring differs significantly depending on the kind of commodity or service any given organization deals with. In the institutional realm, the office of the human resource manager is often charged with the task of hiring and recruiting new employees. Likewise, the same department lay off, retrenches and fires personnel. While hiring personnel, human resource management circulates job ads through the appropriate media such as newspapers, radio, television, and more recently social media. Human resource sets a deadline, which all applicants interested in the job, must meet while sending their testimonials. Of all the applicants, only the shortlisted ones make it to the interview.
Kant’s theory represents an attempt to define and ascertain the overriding principle of morality. It seeks to contextualize the situations under which people make ethical decisions, asserting that it is the main way through which to elucidate the uniqueness of such decisions. Kant defines a moral agent, as one bent on pursuit of moral action as an end. Despite this hypothetical underpinning, his theory has significance in the present world because by when people uphold the autonomy of moral conduct, it would provide a starting point for attainment of positive outcomes, considering that all actions ultimately lead to particular ends.
April 10, 2013
There are different ways through which the economy is analyzed. One of the scopes of analysis that has distinguished itself from the other assessment techniques is assessment through analysis of the roles, responsibilities, and input of women within the economy. Analyzing the economy has been found to be effective through assessment of the input by women within the economic setting. It is important to note that there exist considerable differences between the input by men and that of women. One of the main distinctions exists in the accessibility options. Women are presented with few accessibility options within the economic setting as compared to men. The opportunity to exert power over the various economic structures within the society is also an important element within the overall analysis. Women are faced with limited chances with regards to exerting power over the various economic structures as compared to men. A global outlook on the involvement of women in the various economies paints a very dark picture. It has been globally accepted that women in most – if not all – parts of the world are either poorly represented within the economy, or are virtually absent within the economic processes. In some of the cases, women are not only poorly represented, but also have a minimized impact with regards to the various decisions that are made within the economy. In all these it is evident to note that the various decision making processes within the economic setting are rarely affected by the input of women. Some of these decisions play an important role with regards to the foundations of the economy. Decisions concerning monetary policies, tax systems, and economic governance have been identified as being some of the areas within the economy where the input of women in least. In the few cases where women provide input in these sections of the economy, their input is hardly effective (Tastsoglou, 25).