Table of Contents AFRICA 2 Agriculture 2 Natural Resources 3 Infrastructure ………………………… ………………….……………...…3 Economy 3 SOUTH AFRICA 5 NIGERIA…………………………………………………………………………………………….8 Suggestion……………………………………………………………………………………… 10 CONCLUSION 10 WORKS CITED 11 Intro Africa has great economic potential brimming with human endeavor, opportunity, abundance and hope. Many write off Africa as the continent of despair, while other entrepreneurs have recognized the huge untapped business venture across the con
Obligations II : Contract Law Using Examples (eg education, health, etc), critically analyse the role of contract principles in the provision of public sector services. Traditionally, there has been a distinction, in essence if not in entirety, between public sector bodies on one hand, and private firms on the other.Public service areas, for example schools, hospitals, and the utilities, were under the control of public bodies such as local government, and stayed at a distance from the sphere o
If you read the headlines of major newspapers, especially the business section, you will find that many companies are planning to or already have merge with another company. A “company merger” is when one company buys another company so they work under one new name. “ In 1997, $908 billion worth of inter-corporate transactions were made, tallied by Securities Data, making 1997 a record year for mergers. So far the first half of 1998 has already seen $604 billion worth of deals (Dunlam), and sti
During the 1960’s drug use was common and widespread in the United States. While still illegal, the punishments were not nearly as severe as they are today. Beginning in the early 70’s society struggled with the idea of such heavy drug use and responded with a war on drugs, making drug use an illegal activity. America’s war on drugs has continued until today, and despite our government’s efforts drug use is still widespread. The war on drugs is an ineffective way to curb drug use. America shoul
Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 Milo doesn’t really change during the course of the book. When we meet him, he’s delivering a whole bunch of fruit to Yossarian. Milo’s distraught when he learns that Yossarian just gives the fruit away because it could be used to make a profit. He plots a scheme to take some of Yossarian’s pitted dates and give them back to Yossarian plus a quarter of McWatt’s bed sheets. Milo does this through a complicated deal, but in effect all he does is steal from McWatt. Our fir
Report on New Ink By Alfonsa Ruffin Jr. A new ink has been introduced to the market. This ink should revolutionize the printing industry and completely replace the old method of printing forever. This new ink, although expensive, is much better than old ink. It has tiny positive and negatively charged balls in it that when subjected to electronic current or a frequency, changes to reveal different pictures and letters. A sign can have one picture on it, but when hit by a certain radio frequency
Cross-Cultural Management: Transformations and Adaptations 1. Smiling fish is a: A. a. term used by Middle Easterners to describe American tourists. B. b. French chef working in a Japanese kitchen. C. c. dish served in China in which the fish is still alive. 2. In England, to table an issue or motion means to: A. put it aside until later. B. send it to arbitration. C. bring it up and discuss it. 3. Allah is the Supreme Being of which religious group? A. Shintos B. Buddhists C. Moslems If you an
The Year 2000 Problem Where did this problem come from? What is going to happen on January 1st, 2000? What will we be doing on New Year's Eve 1999? Will we be partying and celebrating like it's the beginning of the new millenium or will we be storing up on food, gas, and batteries for our survival? According to Professor Bill Erdly, Director of Computing and Software Systems at UWB, "the Y2K problem certainly does exist and can result in some major problems if not corrected." (Nelson-White, 1/1
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is a bill that President Clinton signed on February 8, 1996. The bill was passed for the deregulation of all segments of the Telecommunications industry. This would allow telephone companies, broadcasters, and cable operators to enter each other's markets. The overall intent was to create competition, to liberate and to open the door for the next major break through in the Telecommunications industry. The bundling of different products will become the norm in
The Internet has brought mixed blessings to the people who use it. It is a fantastic information source but the relative lack of privacy has brought forth a major problem. Anyone with even little hacking knowledge can track every move that you make while using internet services and/or view private or confidential information. It is now possible for some Internet sites can actually find information such as e-mail addresses or the name of the person/people viewing the site without authorization.
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Y2K, or the millennium bug as it is known. Many people know that the bug could be disastrous, but they do not know why it cannot be fixed in time, or how it could have been prevented. Because of the bug and its origin, society will be affected in many areas, but the areas it will affect the most are health, utilities, government, and business. When programmers make programs they use dates several times in the lines of the program. To save time,
BUSINESS ETHICS Ethics to me means having and using ones morals to do the right thing. Ethics is so important in business because it gives a company credibility. When a company has credibility the consumers trust the company and will tend to buy from the company more regularly. Many employers want guidelines to help them in their decision making process, so experts came up with some approaches. They are the Utilitarian Approach, The Rights Approach, and The Common-Good Approach. Corporate Socia
During the Gilded Age, many industrialists were considered robber barons. They were in fact, because of the monopolies they created, the large amounts they "stole" from the American people, and their selfish attitudes. A few of these industrialists were Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan. These men established large monopolies and bought out all other little businesses. This made it impossible for competition of any kind. For example, John D. Rockefeller joined with smaller c
Business Politics In China China is a rich country that is now a rapidly emerging Asian giant, but unfortunately, there are many political issues that restrain this country. Many other issues exist within the country itself, as well as political conflicts with other countries. The U.S. political and social issues are tightly related to the economic state of China. U.S. relations with China is an important topic that should examine the political issues that affect its economy because these issue
Table of Contents Page 1.Introduction 2 2.Central Reservation Systems 4 3.Global Distribution Systems 4 4.Internet Bookings 6 5.Conclusion 8 6.References 9 7.Bibliography 10 1.Introduction The last thirty years mankind has experienced a tremendous evolution in the technological field. On our way to the 21st century people have achieved innumerous things and all are based on the technological evolution which is applied in every aspect of the life; Telecommunications are improved, people can cont
John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: The Invisibility of Antiracism in American History Textbooks. Cory Dale In chapter 6 Loewen discusses the Civil War time peroid and how racism and freedom was present at that time. He explains through two main people of that time and discussing a little about what went on during the Civil War. John Brown and Abraham Lincoln are the two men that made a difference in America and these are two men that history books lie about sometimes. John Brown is not mentioned a
Smoking in the Dorms Iowa State has the job of accommodating all the students while hopefully fulfilling their expectations of comfort. A controversial issue for students living in the dorms is smoking and the people it affects. At ISU the department of residence does offer halls where smoking is permitted, but the problems come from the students that don’t smoke and have to put up with it on a regular basis. It also may be possible that a person who does smoke is prohibited from doing so. Some
INTRODUCTION Turning meaningful words and numbers into coded language has been in use since pharaohs ruled over Egypt some 400 years ago. It is a simple way of making your data readable only by those you want to read it. "In the Wild West, in fact, Wells Fargo conducted much of its banking activities via telegraph, and the bank regularly coded messages like so: A simple phrase like, "We will pay $1,000 silver tomorrow," was relayed over telegraph lines as confusing jumble like, "Petrify Ambitio
The Great Redwood Forest “I think that I shall never see, a poem quite as lovely as a tree.” -Emily Dickinson Flora, Fauna, and Facts The Great Redwood Forest is located in northern California and spreads out over 4,600 miles. It is restricted to the coast, and extends no further than 35 miles inland. It is also about 3,000 ft. below sea-level. The climate of the massive Forest is very cool, even during the summer months. The average temperatures are between 50 to 55F. The winter season is extr
JAPAN’S BOOM/BUST ECONOMY INTRODUCTION Today, Japan is faced with many economic challenges. Japan's economic woes ultimately lie with their population and land problems, import and export ratio, failing financial industry, falling stock market prices, and issues within their government. In fact, many of these challenging problems can be considered a chain reaction, an overflow from one area of their economy to the next. To fully understand their current economic condition, it is important to br
Tracking the Economy Report The United States economy is very difficult to understand. It is so difficult because we cannot predict what will happen in the next century, the next decade, or even what will happen tomorrow. Our economy hasn’t been through a depression, since the Great Depression in the 1930’s. We have been anticipating another depression for quite a while, the last few decades, in fact. But our economy has been lucky enough to stay away from such a horrible thing. Predicting the
Increasing Productivity and Efficiency On-the-Job Training: Technical aspects of the job are best taught with one-on-one training. This module provides instruction on how to teach co-workers processes and systems. The module shows: oHow to convey information for all styles of learners (visual, audial, kinaesthetic) oHow adults learn oHow to summarise key points and conduct effective training sessions Unleashing the Power of Employee Efficiency Some employees have better concepts of effective ti
Since the second world war to the present day, Hanford has seen some dramatic changes, as has the community built around it. The cities surrounding Hanford have transformed from being totally and completely dependent on the project to now only being partially so. Many new businesses have appeared, as well as a myriad of current products and services. There are also many new jobs, and the quality of life has increased profoundly. All of this is because of the diversification effort. At the head
Jarod Vitorino November 21, 1998 Block 1 Good morning, I'm Jarod Vitorino, and welcome to our ABC special, Remembering Our Past. This morning we will be remembering the time of the progressive movement. At the turn of the century, many areas needed reform. The progressive movement was an early 20th century reform movement seeking to return control of the government to the people, to restore economic opportunities and to correct injustices in American life. The progressive movement took place be
Right to Privacy on the Internet The constitutional rights are being debated on the amount of security that the citizens of America should receive on the Internet without invading their right to privacy. Easily obtained information helps law enforcement to track down criminals. The information also allows banks to prevent fraud. Many parties are actively debating whether it is Constitutionally acceptable to use the private information stored and given out on personal computers and in the privac
LASERS: THE TECHNOLOGY OF TODAY By Phil Long Zap! Storm troopers attempt to overtake the corvette above Zorgon 4 with their blaster rifles. Zap, zap! Their rifles blazing they kill almost all of the crew. While the technology existed a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, we lack the technology today to zap today. The closest we come today to the blaster rifle is a laser pointer. The laser, when it first came out, was not cheap by any means. They retailed for hundreds of dollars. Toda
Holocaust: Yesterday and Today Imagine yourself sitting in a two room apartment eating dinner with your family, the people you loved most in the world. BOOM! Your door has been forced open, slamming against the wall, and you are addressed by a German soldier. He is holding a riffle to your temple, a little to close for comfort. He informs you that you have less than five minutes to gather a small suitcase full of things that will accompany you along the road ahead. Not doubting your first insti
Centralisation and decentralisation refers to the extend to which authority is delegated in a business. If there was complete centralisation, then subordinates would have no authority at all. Complete decentralisation would mean subordinates would have all the authority to make decisions. Traditionally, the business structure of most firms throughout the world has been centralised as the markets companies operated in did not require delegation of responsibility with there being few competitors
Introduction: A Newfound Freedom Capitalism in Russia Imagine you are a high school student just about to graduate. You are about to leave your parents,who have directed your actions for your entire life. However, you have never had to make your own decisions, and are having trouble handling your new situation. Now imagine that on a larger scale. An entire nation released from the control of its "parents" with no idea how to use its newfound freedom. The Russian Federation is only a shell of it
Prohibition, The18th Amendment Prohibition in the United States was a measure designed to reduce drinking by eliminating the business that manufactured, distributed, and sold alcoholic beverages. The 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution took away the license to do business from the brewers, wholesalers and retailer sellers of alcohol. The leaders of the Prohibition movement were alarmed at the drinking behavior of Americans, and they were concerned that there was a culture of drinking among
What role did woman play during the American Revolution? During the American Revolution, woman often served as secret agents, or accompanied troops as cooks, medics, laundresses, and guides. Some also fought in combat. In 1782 Deborah Sampson dressed in mens clothing, borrowed the name of her brother Robert, and joined the Continental Army. She knew she could fight as well as a man, but because she was a woman. permit her to join. Still, she fought in many battles and was wounded twice. Woman a
Depression Report 1930's The 1930's were a sad time for many. It is the time when the stock market crashed, banks closed, and millions were left penniless. You might think that that's all there is to it, but what else was going on? How did America once more become a prosperous place? To fully understand the events of the 1930's and the Great Depression, one must first understand the economic terms of that period, as well as the many acts and groups that contributed to helping the nation get bac
Databases and Y2K Databases and the Impact of the Approaching Millenium. Introduction: Tremendous problems loom just around the corner for organizations that use two-digit years (i.e. 1-9-97). How tough could it be to change the year from 1999 to 2000? The "Year 2000 Problem" cannot be fixed by simply resetting a computer's internal clock on January 1, 2000. Computers may be smart, but their programmers weren't very farsighted. In the '60s and '70s, many businesses were looking to cut costs and
At times it is rather difficult to ascertain the validity of surveys, and to know whether or not the information they give is entirely truthful. After all, telephone polls, while they may be completely honest and unbiased, are directed at a very small portion of the population, and may not paint an accurate picture of how things really are. Certainly, the poll in question, on the surface, appears to be representative of whites and blacks in America, based on the current population of both - wit
In the summer of 1969, not everyone was at Woodstock. In laboratories on either side of the continent a small group of computer scientists were quietly changing the future of communication. Their goal was to build a computer network that would enable researchers around the country to share ideas (Kantrowitz 56). The Internet we make so much today -- the global Internet which has helped scholars so much, where free speech is flourishing as never before in history -- the Internet was a cold war m
The Affect Technology will have on the IT Profession in Fifteen to Twenty Years With a major surge in the availability, attainability and accessibility of information; and the cultural trend moving us towards a more information based society; it's not difficult to predict the future of the IT (Information Technology) profession and the impact future technologies will have. Simple by looking back three to five years we can see just how much technology has changed the roles of IT managers. Accord
1. Understand Who The Homeless Are The First--and most important--thing you can do to help the homeless is to realize that the tired old stereotypes concerning them just are not true. Myth: They want to be homeless. Fact: Less than six percent of the homeless are that way by choice. Myth: They're to blame for being homeless. Fact: Most homeless are victims. Some have suffered from child abuse or violence. Nearly one quarter are children. Many have lost their jobs. All have lost their homes. Myt
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Introduction For this paper I will be researching the Federal Trade Commission which is also known as the FTC. I will be giving you a brief history of the independent regulatory agency. I will also be discussing the responsibilities this agency has, and how they carry out these responsibilities. Since the Federal Trade Commission was founded they have been instrumental in creating many different ways the government has of regulating businesses and advertising. Along wit
THE BAY OF PIGS INVASION The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency, a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers. Ironically thirty-four years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in po
The U.S. will not continue to see double-digit profit gains and 4% business growth. Productivity growth for 1999 is projected to taper off. Recent data suggests that while the housing industry is still strong, it most likely has peaked. The trade deficit is holding but probably will get worse. Domestic demand and capital spending, most importantly, will slow down. Economists aren’t ready to predict a recession with indicators such as mortgage loan applications and jobless claim continuing to in
E . W. Marland was one of the two most famous figures in the oil business in the United States. He had the largest oil production ever recorded. Marland was a hero to the children, and a very well respected man by adults. He was very knowledgeable in both businesses of law and oil. E . W. developed Ponca City from nearly nothing and became one of the wealthiest men in America. E . W. Marland was born on May 8, 1874, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was named after his grandfather, Ernest Whitwor
Introduction The last time I was in Algeria is 15 years ago. Back then it was save for me to travel in Algeria and to see the familiy of my mothers side. The reason why I chose this country is not because I identify myself with Algeria but the complete opposite. I don’t speak Arabic and I know very little about Algeria’s historical background. The reason why I chose Algeria is to find out more about the country my mother is from. First I will outline the history of Algeria (early and recent). I
MERGERS Introduction: Mergers are the combining of 2 or more companies into a single corporation. In a business, a merger is achieved when a company purchases the property of other firms, absorbing them into one corporate structure that retains its original identity. In a merger the purchaser may make an outright payment in cash or in a company stock, or may decide on some other arrangement such as the exchange of bonds. Mergers are often accomplished to revive failing businesses, to reduce com
The Manifesto was written and published in the late 1840’s as an outline of the ideals and aims of the communist party. The work was written by two dedicated revolutionaries Frederick Engels and Carl Marx. Their work quickly spread through Europe and drew the following of the working class. As a result the much abused and subjugated bourgeois used the writings as a blueprint for revolution. The Manifesto gave people a vision of an land of equal distribution of property which is owned by no one.
It is time the United States join the ranks of advanced nations and permit the production of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is not an addictive drug, has a variety of uses that are environmentally friendly, and would be beneficial to our economy. The United States is paralyzed by the belief that industrial hemp is a drug crop. This belief has been nurtured by much misinformation. "All marijuana is hemp, but not all hemp is marijuana," said Paul Mahlberg, a professor at Indiana University in B
WATER POLLUTION First of all what is water pollution, water pollution is when a substantial portion of waste enters our water system. Water pollution is everywhere it has caused a lot of death and sickness around the world. In previous research done by the government of Canada, it said "Canada is a water rich nation-we are steward of 9% of the worlds renewable fresh water while Canadians enjoy one of the highest standards of clean water in the world, pollution remains an important problem in so
AT&T OFFERS LIMITED FLAT-RATE PLAN AT&T has taken steps making communications simpler. One bill for every type of communications source, long distance, wireless phone calls, and Internet. Personalization of the plan is another feature, it can change to fit how often you use the service. The plan probably will help AT&T’s overall business, investors are waiting to see if they should check into more AT&T stock. This plan has a payment for every communications service on one bill. Many phone compa
Know Thy Purpose WHEN WRITING A COMPANY PROFILE Linda Shah and Stanley Richardson SJR New Media If you are using a company profile as a way of introducing your business to busy executives and clients, it suggests that you understand the benefits of brevity. (See previous article.) The Office 97 Ten Minute Business Profiler writer’s tool is designed to help you create brief company profiles. Clearly you also want to be persuasive. Most experts agree that to be brief and persuasive, the first com
Contents The Impact of Digital Image Processing (For Business and in the Home) Abstract Acknowledgements 1.0 Introduction Dedication I dedicate this research work to God the Almighty who has made it a success. This research work is also dedicated to my loved family for their moral support. Abstract After seeing films like "Toy Story" and "A Bug's Life", I thought of how these people created all these computer animations and special graphics? This question raised an interest to find out what tec
These diagrams of MEGA corperations illustrate how large conglomerates have increased the size of their companies to put more money into fewer hands and increase the wealth of a few, thus , increasing the margin of earnings unequally. General Electric appears to have their investments in enough diverse “baskets” that even if during a time of depression, where the entertainment market goes down and people are not spending their money frivolously, they will continue to profit because some of thei