August 13, 2013
The service-oriented industries tend to do better than production industries. Such industries as advertising, airlines, airports and banks performed better by than such industries as agriculture, mining, and manufacturing companies. The pattern in performance in the two industries arises from the fact that the production industries depend on the service industries for excellence. The production industries invest a lot in advertisement and travelling to facilitate their daily operations a feature that secures active operations for the service industries. Additionally, the production industries invest less resources in manufacturing and marketing their product a trend that affects the prices of the products thus making their operations less profitable. (more…)
Week 6 Discussion 1
Financial derivatives such as futures, forwards, swaps, options, structure debt obligations, which are used to manage risks, can be very beneficial to the entire portfolio. These derivatives allow the investor to mitigate some of their risks without necessarily having to have another contingency plan. For example, options are used then the loss is limited to the price paid for the options, in question. In the use of futures, there is no limit on the potential loss in case of a downturn, in the economy. Protection against the risk that inflation poses also allows for the risk mitigation process. (more…)
July 25, 2013
The truth behind guessing other’s thoughts and feelings is enhanced by the need to anticipate others’ needs and desires through interactions. The ability and skills of correctly determining what somebody is thinking at a particular time disregards the background, but depends on the accuracy of interpersonal perception. Difference in accurate perceptions among people is therefore an important factor when discussing impression formation. Research reports indicate that women are more empathically accurate than men. However, this paper seeks to discuss and uncover the social and interpersonal elements that help in predicting accurate empathic accuracy.
July 1, 2013
In the pre-Columbian Americas studies, the book 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus, written by Charles C. Mann, a correspondent for The Atlantic, Science, is considered as best selling. It engages the news and information about the most memorable moments of the biological occurrences since the extinct of the world’s large animals like dinosaurs. He reflects on the geological forces that drifted the lands apart leading to the formation of continents. In his work, Charles majored on the two plates of the world that were pulled apart by the continental drift forces. These were the major events that led to development of world’s continents in over 200 million years down the line. Christopher Columbus, an economist, visited the Americas and thought of developing a new business world with the china. He used various means of transport to acquire the trading items. He took advantage of the European sea vessels that were used to transport variety of items and species across the deep seas. The kind of trade that Christopher developed led to many changes in various countries. The researchers refer to his economic moves as Columbian Exchange. This was to the fact that he introduced a new item of trade in Thailand, and this was chili peppers. In Italy, he managed to introduce tomatoes as a result of trade. The author also, mentions the introduction of oranges and chocolates in Florida and Switzerland respectively.
June 25, 2013
“Music is medicine to the soul.” This saying has been proven by renowned scientists as well as doctors. It is widely believed that music can be all you need to add some years on to your life. In our daily activities, we are surrounded by music. The music can be found in the media, in our collections, through encounters on the street as well as organized events and concerts. In this soundscape, music is often part of a multimedia art form, commonly escaping our conscious attention. In such a complex environment, many of us are unprepared to appreciate the aural richness and subtleties of musical invention, or to understand the creative, cultural, historical, social and other contexts that affect its realization in musical sounds. This paper is aimed at enhancing our listening skills and at the same time increasing our awareness of various contexts that affect our listening experience.
June 18, 2013
Urbanization is the process of the formation and creation of cities and other urban centers. The process results in increased human interaction as people of diverse backgrounds begin living together in the cities in search of job and investment opportunities. The increased human interaction results in changes and integration of cultures thereby developing different social structures. It provides different opportunities for social development. As more people populate the cities, they create markets for goods and products thus expanding the investment opportunities. However, the process presents a number of social challenges that inhibit the development of cohesive societies. Among such challenges are gender and ethnic inequality, misrepresentation, and insecurity.
June 10, 2013
Arturo Escobar in the book “Encountering Development” proposes a discursive analysis for the Third World development. The central line of analysis is the forms of knowledge employed by developed countries in relation to developing ones. Another important discursive analysis line is the system of power, which was a central power dictating principles for development of the Third World. After consideration about these three lines, the author of the book proposes modes of subjectivity, when people recognize them as developed or as undeveloped. Escobar strictly criticizes the Western ideas for the Third world development. The Western world explored poverty and found that something was wrong with people from those countries. Development principles propagated by the westerners set a rigid framework for the Third World countries development.
Dementia is a non-specified disorder whereby the affected parts of the brain fail to coordinate with regard to solution of problem, language and the memory. It is that it is not a disease but mental problem disarray. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the root causes for dementia; whereby the brain configuration of the victim changes and consequently the cells of the brain die ahead of time. Dementia victims need attentive care, either from volunteers or nursing homes.
Part 1: Five issues that are most important for care givers to understand and address regarding the behavior of people with dementia;
It is important to note that any dementia care giver should have the basics on how to go about the whole mission of nursing dementia patients. Some of the issues that need to be addressed under this perspective range from supporting them emotionally, assisting them to get to and back from appointment and making arrangements about the same, ensuring for their safety, assisting them in their monetary issues and paperwork and finally offering other physical support in lifting them, moving/walking, bathing and washing, cooking and shopping.
June 7, 2013
Title: Baghadait/Two Women
Date: 13th century
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Geographic Origin: Ankara Bhagdad
Size/Dimensions: Approximately 0.75 meter height and 0.4 meter width.
Accession Number: 2007.1.1638
The subject matter of the painting is two women just like the title suggests. One of the women is sleeping while the other woman is lifting something like a veil over herself. The portrait depicts the face of the sleeping woman while the other woman has the rest of her body visible. The picture has no functionality or its functionality cannot be easily determined from the painting. The title of the painting, two women, simply has a reflection on the number of persons and their gender in the painting
April 1, 2013
In this case we come across a family of four members, the parents and two children who are very close in their age difference. There is the father by the name Dan is a Baptist. On the other hand there is the wife by the name Debbie a Jew. This is a very contrasting background from that of his husband who is a Jew. This is one of the major sources of tension in the family. The wife is insisting that the two children should grow and learn the Jewish culture and ways of life. The man objects on the idea by saying that the children should follow the father’s teachings who is a Baptist. Apart from the parents, the family is also comprised of the two children who are of different genders. There is the boy by the name Jonathan who is the eldest and he is followed closely in age by her sister by the name Sarah. The two are of age 17 and 15 respectively with Jonathan being the eldest. Jonathan case is worse because he is in a rehabilitation centre because of abusing a drug substance. On the other side, Sarah who has been doing very well in the school performance is now found to be performing poor in her academics.