Friday, May 22, 2020
There are millions of people suffering in the world, just under 1 billion people live on less than 2 Australian dollars a day, over 2 billion do not have access to clean drinking water and roughly 150 million child are unable to attend school. The Australian government spent over $5.4 billion on foreign aid links in 2012. Aid is the transfer of necessities to assist others on a local, national or international scale. International aid, which this report focuses on, is the assistance given to a developing country by a developed country, which boosts economic growth and living standards. There are three types of aid; bilateral aid, multilateral aid and non-government aid. Bilateral aid is aid provided by one government to another. AusAID isÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦East Asia is the east sub region of the Asian continent and consists of countries including Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, North Korea, Regional East Asia, Philippines, East Timor and Vietnam. It covers roughly 28% of the Asian Continent and inhabits 22% of the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s population. East Asia is one of the most heavily populated places in the world with the population density of 133 inhabitants per square kilometer, which is more than three times the worlds average. Vietnam, officially known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is on the eastern tip of the Indo-China peninsula in south East Asia. It is boarded on the west by Cambodia and Laos and to the North by China. The east of Vietnam is made up of 3,444 kilometers boarded by the South China Sea, which the Vietnamese call the Eastern Sea. Vietnam has a high population density. Statistical Facts AustraliaÃ¢â¬â¢s aid links with East Asia focuses on five main areas. They are, Education Governance, Health, Infrastructure and Rural development. As seen in Source a each of these 5 areas get similar amounts of aid but the is more focus on education and the Governance sector. These sectors have more focus as if the government and education is strengthened it will in turn promote economic growth so the country becomes less dependent on aid. Source B, C and D contain the population dynamic of vietnam from 1960, 2010 and projected population dynamics from 2050. They show a
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Ã¢â¬â¹The best chemistry pickup line is sure to set off the reaction for chemical attraction! Here is a collection of cute, corny, funny, and possibly even effective chemistry pick up lines. For best effect, wear a lab coat while delivering a chemistry pick-up line. Safety goggles may help you out, but wearing disposable gloves might come across as creepy. If you really want to make an impression, learn a few science magic tricks. Who wouldnt be impressed by your ability to breathe fire or make glowing drinks? Are you made of copper and tellurium? Because youre CuTe.Do you have 11 protons? Cause youre sodium fine.Are you a carbon sample? Because I want to date you.You must be made of uranium and iodine because all I can see is U and I together.Forget hydrogen, youre my number one element.If I was an enzyme, Id be DNA helicase so I could unzip your genes.Chemists do it on the table periodically.Youre like an exothermic reaction. You spread hotness everywhere.Are you made of Fluorine, Iodine, and Neon? Cause you are F-I-Ne.If I had a choice between DNA and RNA, Id choose RNA because it has U in it.Hey baby, Ive got my ion you!According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, you are supposed to share your hotness with me.You must be a compound of barium and beryllium because youre a total BaBe.Youre hotter than a Bunsen burner turned up all the way.Hey baby, would a little more alcohol catalyze this reaction?I wish I was adenine so I could get paired with U.Your body must be made of oxygen and neon because you are the ONe.You must be chlorine cause you are polarizing my bond.You must be fluorine cause you are polarizing my bond.I must be a diamond because you gave me a hardness of 10.How about we go back to my place and form a covalent bond?If you were an element youd be francium because youre the most attractive.You are a photon quanta to my valence electron because you excite me to a higher energy level.My favorite attractive force is van der Waals force. Can you feel it? Ill move closer if you cant.You make me hotter than sulfur hydroxide mixed with ethyl acetate.Youre hotter than sulfuric acid and sugar and you smell twice as sweet.When Im near you I undergo anaerobic respiration because baby, you take my breath away.Im so strongly attracted to you, scientists will have to discover a fifth fundamental force.Lets find our combined volume by displacing the liquid in my waterbed.We have such great chemistry that we should do some biology together.You are the HCl to my Na OH. With our sweet love, we could make an ocean together.Lets get together sometime. You bring your beaker and Ill bring my stirring rod.I want to stick to you like glucose.I want to stick to you like cyanoacrylate.Are you made of beryllium, gold, and titanium? You must be because you are BeAuTi-ful.Are you into science? Because I LAB you!Are you a non-volatile particle? Because you raise my boiling point.Scientists have recently discovered a rare new element called Beautium. It looks like you are made of it.You must be the acid to my litmus paper because every time I meet you I turn bright red.Could you tell me the oxidation state of this atom and your phone number?My name? Its Bond. Covalent Bond.My name is Bond. Ionic Bond.Honey, were a galvanic cell. Cant you feel the electricity flowing between us?You must be a good benzene ring because you are pleasantly aromatic.How about we slip between my beta-pleated sheets and you get to know my alpha-helix?Baby, you must be an alkali met al. One touch and I can tell youre highly reactive.You must be made of uranium and iodine, because I can see U and I together.Youre so hot you denature my proteins.Your lab or my lab?
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
IÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Introduction A. Ã¢â¬Å"Innocence is blissÃ¢â¬ as they say. B. We will write a custom essay sample on Narrative Speech or any similar topic only for you Order Now Ã This day I will open to all of you the chapter of my life that is called early childhood. C. Ã I will reiterate the story of my childhood days, when life is simpler and carefree. IIÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Body A.Ã Ã Ã My life as a young boy was a happy and satisfied chapter 1.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã My cousins were my playmates and weÃ¢â¬â¢d play along in our backyard. 2.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã My parents gave me all the things that I needed the most; shelter, love and care. 3.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Although I was pampered, I was not a spoiled child; my parents briefed me with the good morals even as a child. Transition: Now that I have told you about my earlier days, I will now tell you my early school days. A.Ã Ã Ã The thought of going to school was my biggest dilemma then. 1.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã My first day in school was a mess, I was nervous then because I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know what to do. 2.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã To gain new friends, I befriended my classmates. We got along well at school and even outside the school. 3.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Although my friends are not perfect I have loved them for what they are. IIIÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Conclusion A.Ã Ã Ã Today I have talked about my childhood days 1.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã I talked about my early days when I was still a child; merely a toddler. 2.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Secondly, I told the story of my early education experiences. B.Ã Ã Ã Ã Although things are not perfect I still enjoyed those early childhood days. C.Ã Ã Ã Ã So whenever you hear me saying Ã¢â¬Å"innocence is blissÃ¢â¬ you would know that childhood days are the most significant chapter of my life because I had the freedom and I was carefree then. Works Cited How to cite Narrative Speech, Essays
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
self-administered lethal injection without fear of prosecution"(http://www.rights.org/ deathnet/open.html). On January31, 1997, a Judge ruled that Charles Hall could take his own life with the aid of a doctor. Senior Judge S. JosephDavis, brought in from Seminole County, "found that Florida's strict privacy law and the equal protection clause in theU.S. Constitution entitled Hall, 35, and Dr. McIver to carry out an assisted death without fear of prosecution" (Sun-Sentinel,1A). On February 11, 1997, Charles Hall's ruling was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court: he no longer hasthe right to end his own life. He will have to wait until May 9, 1997 until new arguments will be heard. Hall, whohas been deemed mentally competent, contracted the virus in 1981 through a blood transfusion. "Some of the complicationshe is encountering from the AIDS virus are arthritis, hepatitis, pneumonia and a brain cyst" (http://www.rights.org/deathnet/open.html). The Oregon Death with Dignity Act allows terminally ill adults who are mentally competentto ask for a prescription for medication "for the purpose of ending his or her life in a humane and dignified manner"(http://www.rights.org/deathnet/open.html). This act, "Measure 16," was approved by the voters in 1994. "Renewed effortsat the Legislative level to overturn "Measure 16" may now be anticipated to prevent the law from being used"(http://www.rights.org/deathnet/open. html). In June, 1990, the Supreme Court decided that the parents of32 year old Nancy Beth Cruzan, who had been in a car accident and in what Doctor's called a vegetative state forseven years, could not end her treatment. Later that same year, a Missouri Court ruled that the feeding tube could be removedafter evidence that Cruzan would wish to terminate the treatment was proven. "Nancy Beth Cruzan died twelvedays later"(Death and Dying,26). The First Amendment gives one the right to demand the correction ofan injustice. Would one not consider a terminal illness an injustice? Charles Hall contracted this deadly disease froma blood transfusion not from shooting drugs or having unprotected sex. So wouldn't Hall be entitled to have this injusticecorrected? The Fourteenth Amendment gives one the right to life, liberty, or property, without due processof law. However, is living with complications from a terminal illness, so severe that one is unable to function independently,life? The government says that it is. Liberty is freedom, but is having complications which do not allow one to be freeand independent, freedom? The government says once again that it is. Freedom is also having the ability to makechoices. These choices should include the ability to decide to end one's own life when such complications exist. In conclusion,evidence has shown that the First and Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution entitles citizens of the UnitedStates of America the right to die. The government was setup to govern, not to rule with absolute power. Ifthe people were to keep silent about what they believe in, our government would not exist as the system that it istoday. Our democracy was created because of those brave souls who fought for their rights, and we should followin their footsteps. If everyone would voice there opinion in favor for the right to die, the government would have toattend to the peoples' wishes.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Building a House- Advice From an Architect While your new house is an exciting and mind-boggling experience for you, it is routine for the builder (been there, done that). These attitudes often tend to clash. Building your new house should not (and cannot) be a passive exercise. A myriad of decisions have to be madeÃ - by you. When you are unable or unwilling to make decisions, you force the builder to make them. To make sure your new home fulfills your own vision, follow the following guidelines. Understand Your Contract No matter what type of contract you sign, you become a party to a legal document involving a massive amount of money for the construction of your new house. By so doing, you abdicate none of your basic legal rights. Therefore, know your rights and exercise them. Start by reading the contract and understanding it. You are paying (or will pay over the next 25 to 30 years) for the knowledge of the builders: their experience and ability. Plus you are paying your builders a profit above their expenses. What do you expect in return? How do you ensure that you get what you expect? COMMUNICATEÃ - WRITE IT DOWNÃ - COMMUNICATEÃ - WRITE IT DOWNÃ - COMMUNICATEÃ - WRITE IT DOWN. Anything you add to the house after the contract is signed, the builder will keep track ofÃ - assiduously! Anything you delete or reduce, YOU keep track ofÃ - assiduously! Save on Building Costs The average house contains approximately 1,500 to 2,000 square feet. Do you need more space than that? Why? How much more? You pay for each and every square foot of space in your house, whether its occupied, usable, or otherwise. If the cost is $50, $85, or $110 per square foot, extra, unused, vacant, and unnecessary areas are provided at the very same cost. You want to be in control of building costs, but you dont want to skimp. Keep costs in perspective; for example, that cost of $10-per-thousand more for a brick you really like translates into a total cost of only $100 more when a typical amount of 10,000 bricks is involved. Do the math yourself. Be smart. Take care that glitz and gadgets suggested by friends, the builder, or magazines do not overwhelm good basic construction. Dont trade them for lesser construction. Bouncy floors where joists are stretched to the maximum are not remedied by a hot tub, flocked wallcovering, skylights, or jazzy door hardware. Know what you like. Check Building Codes Dont expect to control the number of nails used. Do expect a substantially built house, free of defects, and in accord with all applicable codes and regulations. Require proof of such compliance (many jurisdictions issue Certificates of Occupancy) at the closing of your mortgage. This indicates accord with the minimum code and safety standards. Realize that some things are virtually unchangeable; they should be done properly, first off. This includes a properly sized and constructed foundation system, a properly designed and installed structural system, and so on. Changeable items such as finishes and coverings should not distract you from watching for and requiring good basic construction. Watch for things that are not necessarily what you want and that you will not be able to change easily or cheaply. Question things that just dont look or seem right. Most of the time they indeed are not. Seek some reliable outside, impartial advice- other than your father, even if he is a builder! Be Flexible Be ready and prepared to compromise in order to resolve situations and problems. Be aware, however, of what you may be giving up in this process;Ã examine and understand both sides. Is the situation worth what you are losing? The builder is fully capable of doing anything or finding someone who can do anything you wish, but anything always comes with a price. Be careful and wary of unique, inordinate, or far-out requests, new technology, and untested materials and equipment. Understand that construction is an imperfect science. Combine that understanding with natural elements (e.g., site conditions, weather, wood members, human foibles), and you might face situations where things could change, must be changed, or simply exceed capabilities. Flat-out errors do happen. Absolute perfection or your idea of perfection may not- and more than likely, will not- be achieved. Drastic imperfections, however, can be corrected, and they should be. It is within your rights to require this. Keep Records Issues not clearly and specifically noted, written, described, or shown will be interpreted by both sides. A meeting of minds must take place, where interpretations are fully understood and resolved. When this resolution does not happen, expect dispute, confrontation, pique, anger, frustration, and perhaps even litigation. Be redundant,Ã leaving nothing to chance. Follow up verbal discussions and instructions with written verification. Keep records and receipts; records of phone calls and all correspondence; samples you approve; sales slips; model, type, and style numbers; and the like. Dont allow yourself to be reduced to buying any aspect of a pig in a poke. The more time and effort spent up front in programming, planning, designing, and understanding, as well as in establishing specifics of the project, the better the chance for a smoother construction period and a satisfactory result. Be Businesslike Be pragmatic and absolutely businesslike in all of your dealings with the builders. They are working for you; you are not seeking them as new friends. If a friend or relative performs part of the work, treat that person in exactly the same manner:Ã have a contract and demand adherence to your schedule. Dont let a gift or a good price disrupt the project overall. Summary of Questions to Ask What is a good design for our needs?What is a building code? Does it affect us? How does it work? What doesnt it do?Who is responsible, overall, for my building project?What are good sizes and proportions for rooms? What style do I want?What am I really getting from the builder?What problems do I have in my current house that I dont want to repeat?Where can I find answers and help? How do I make my desires known?What does that line on the drawing mean?What is a dispute? What is a lien?What are specifications? Does the builder write and provide them?What if my builder does something in a way I dont like? Is the house going to be complete? Will something be left out?When will the house be finished?What is a contract? How do I play a part in it? What does it say?What is an extra?Is that a good material? Ive never heard of it.Can I change things?Who picks the color of the paint, wall coverings, tile, type of wood, siding?Is landscaping included and what form does it take? Sod? Seed? Mud and rocks? Slopes? Are landscape features guaranteed? What if I disagree with the builder? Can I stop the work?Am I allowed on the job site? Can I inspect the work as it goes up? Can I bring someone with me?I really want this xyz in the house. How do I get exactly that?I can buy the light fixtures from my brother, but who will hang them? What do I do?Should I close on the mortgage and pay the builder in full? I have several items that I dont like. Must I still close?Why do we have to make all these trips to pick things out? About the Author, Ralph Liebing Ralph W. Liebing (1935Ã¢â¬â2014) was a registered architect, a lifelong teacher of code compliance, and the author of 11 books on architectural drawings, codes and regulations, contract administration, and the construction industry.Ã A 1959 graduate from the University of Cincinnati, Liebing taught at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and the College of Applied Science Technology at Illinois State University. In addition, he trained carpenters union apprentices, directed classes at community education programs, and taught architectural technology for Daytons ITT Technical Institute. He practiced architecture in both Ohio and Kentucky. Liebing published many textbooks, articles, papers, and commentaries. He was a fierce advocate for not only enforcing specifications and codes but for design firms to engage owners in the process.Ã His publications include Construction of Architecture: From Design to Built, Architectural Working Drawings; and The Construction Industry. In addition to being a Registered Architect (RA), Liebing was a Certified Professional Code Administrator (CPCA), Chief Building Official (CBO), and a Professional Code Administrator. Ralph Liebing was a pioneer in creating useful, professional web content of lasting quality.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Apollo 4 - NASA's First All Up Test On January 27, 1967, tragedy struck on the launch pad during a preflight test for Apollo 1 (also called AS-204), which was scheduled to be the first Apollo manned mission, and would have been launched on February 21, 1967. Astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee lost their lives when a fire swept through the Command Module (CM). The accident was the first major mishap in NASAs short history, and it shocked the nation.Ã Moving Beyond Tragedy NASA made an exhaustive investigation of the fire (as it does with all space mishaps), which resulted in extensive reworking of the CMs. The agency postponed manned launches until officials cleared the new capsule design for use by human crews. In addition, Saturn 1B schedules were suspended for nearly a year, and the launch vehicle that finally bore the designation AS-204 carried a Lunar Module (LM) as the payload, not the Apollo CM. The missions of AS-201 and AS-202 with Apollo spacecraft aboard had been unofficially known as Apollo 1 and Apollo 2 missions (AS-203 carried only the aerodynamic nose cone). In the spring of 1967, NASAs Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight, Dr. George E. Mueller, announced that the mission originally scheduled for Grissom, White and Chaffee would be known as Apollo 1, as a way to honor the three astronauts. The first Saturn V launch, scheduled for November 1967, would be known as Apollo 4. No missions or flights were ever designated as Apoll o 2 and Apollo 3. Ã The delays caused by the fire were bad enough, but NASA also faced budgetary cutbacks as it raced to reach the Moon before the end of the decade. Since the U.S. was in a race to get to the Moon before the Soviets could get there, NASA had no choice to but move ahead with the assets it had. The agency did further tests on the rockets, and eventually scheduled the Apollo 4 mission for an unmanned flight.Ã It was referred to asÃ all-up testing. Resuming Space Flight After the complete retooling of the capsule, the mission planners for Apollo 4 had four major goals: Demonstrate structural and thermal integrity and compatibility of launch vehicle and spacecraft; confirm launch loads and dynamic characteristics.Verify operation of command module heatshield (adequacy of Block II design for reentry at lunar return conditions), service propulsion system (SPS; including no ullage start), and selective subsystems.Evaluate performance of emergency detection system in open-loop configuration.Demonstrate mission support facilities and operations needed for launch, mission conduct, and CM recovery. After extensive testing, re-resting, and training,Ã Apollo 4 launched successfully on November 9, 1967 at 07:00:01 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 39-A atÃ Cape Canaveral FL. There were no delays in the preflight preparations and with the weather cooperating, there were no delays during countdown. During the third orbit and after SPS engine burn, the spacecraft coasted to a simulated translunar trajectory, reaching an altitude of 18,079 kilometers. The launch marked the initial flight testing of the S-IC and S-II stages. The first stage, S-IC, performed accurately with the center F-1 engine cutting off at 135.5 seconds and the outboard engines cutting off at LOX (liquid oxygen) depletion at 150.8 seconds when the vehicle was traveling at 9660 km/h at an altitude of 61.6 km. Stage separation occurred only 1.2 seconds off the predicted time. Cutoff of the S-II occurred at 519.8 seconds. It was a triumphant, if subdued return to space flight, and moved NASAs goals to reach the Moon farther forward. The spacecraft performance went well, and on the ground, people heaved a huge sigh of relief.Ã A Pacific Ocean landing occurred on November 9, 1967, 03:37 p.m. EST, just eight hours and thirty-seven minutes and fifty-nine seconds after takeoff. The Apollo 4 Spacecraft 017 splashed down, missing its planned impact point by only 16 kilometers. The Apollo 4 mission was a success, allÃ objectives were achieved. With the success of this first all up test, the Apollo program resumed manned missions and moving toward the eventual 1969 target for the first human landing on the Moon during theÃ Apollo 11 mission.Ã After the loss of the Apollo 1 crew, the Apollo 4 mission benefitted from many tough (and tragic) lessons learned. Edited and updated by Carolyn Collins Petersen.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Tokugawa period until 1868 - Research Paper Example In fact, there had been no hiatus between high class and lower class cultures (Ng). Further I Ching scholarship which had achieved its highest status during the Tokugawa period and its aspects of yin-yang wu-hsing had also impacted on TokugawaÃ¢â¬â¢s cultural aspects. The flower arrangement popularly known as Kado or Ikebana traceable to pre-Tokugawa period namely Kamakura period (1186-1336) had developed as a Buddhist art. It had been associated with nemustu (chanting to Amida Buddha) and renga (linked poetry) during the Muromachi period (1392 -1573). It came closer to chanoyu during the sixteenth century. The flower arrangement had been the most popular during the Tokugawa period. The yin-yang wu-hsing principle representing harmony of the universe was depicted in the flower arrangement relating to I Ching concepts of yin-yang, san-tsÃ¢â¬â¢ai associated with the three powers of heaven, earth, and man, and wu-hsing. The flower arrangement with three divisions was symbolic of hea ven, earth and man (Ng). Thus, the religions were the roots of Japanese culture and Tokugawa was no exception. Now the broad aspects of TokugawaÃ¢â¬â¢s culture having been briefly examined, this paper will narrow down its research of Japanese TokugawaÃ¢â¬â¢s culture to Theatrical forms (Kabuki) in the following pages. Kabuki Kabuki is depicted by the three Japanese characteristics referring to Ã¢â¬Ëdance, music and craft or skillÃ¢â¬â¢ as depicted below. Figure 1. (Source: creative-arts.net). Originally Kabuki was associated with Ã¢â¬Å"tiltedÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"out of balanceÃ¢â¬ characters depicted as Ã¢â¬ËexoticÃ¢â¬â¢, racy, or debauchedÃ¢â¬â¢. Though its origin comes from temple dance, KabukiÃ¢â¬â¢s earlier recorded history shows much of its association with... The period between the ascendancy and the fall was the period of isolation of Japan from the rest of the world. The 268 years under the spell of Tokugawa clan had been characterized as Ã¢â¬Ëstatic political, social and cultural lifeÃ¢â¬â¢. Family structure, political structure and social class structure along with many values and ideas remained constant during the 268 years of Tokugawa rule. During this period, Buddhism and Confucianism had been rejected. The native religion Shinto re-emerged. The culture of Tokugawa period is indeed overwhelming with the Kabuki players surviving the period of seclusion and rigors of TokugawaÃ¢â¬â¢s clans over more than two and a half centuries. The seemingly vulgar culture alleged to have been portrayed by Kabuki plays actually had been well intended as revealed in the above account of Nishiyama and Groemer. Otherwise, they would not have survived. The popularity of Kabuki amongst the lower classes had its own repercussions. The crowds gathering at the performance places often used to turn boisterous that Shougun had to ban the actors and dancers from towns and permitted them to perform only at the remote places close Ã¢â¬Å" pleasure quartersÃ¢â¬ in 1608. KabukiÃ¢â¬â¢s early history shows that there had been links between such places of entertainment and theater as a source of entertainment at the places of pleasure for the common man popularly known as ukiyo (floating world). The actors of Kabuki Theater were social outcasts and theater managers were kawara kijiki (riverbed beggars) until 19th century when the actors were accorded the status of artists.