It is less than nine months until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but also they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge problem that
The European Union After World War II Europe was left completely devastated economically, politically, and militarily. European leaders theorized that cooperation was the key to maintaining peace and stability in Europe. This premise is what the European Union was founded on. The goal of the EU is to bring all European countries together to form one supranational state, both economically and politically. In the 1957 the Treaty of Rome was signed creating the European Economic Community, or the
Structuring your Business There are many things to consider when you are deciding on what type of structure your business will have. The majority of businesses in the U.S. are either sole proprietorships or partnerships, leaving only a small 20% as corporations. As you can see, many people feel that starting a corporation can be a very complicated project. When choosing the structure for your business, there are many trade-offs, advantages and disadvantages, that you should consider. This is pa
The Life of BILL GATES Bill Gates' achievements as a scientist and as a computer phenom is being appreciated today as well as they will be in the future. Gates has single handedly put America, in a world of giants such as Japan, on top of the chart on terms of technology. Nick Sullivan is quoted saying, "I'd hate to be in business with him, but as a consumer, it's hard not to like him." Bill has had many small adventures that make up his life so far. Many have come through his rough style of bu
Y2K (Year 2000 Problem) T h e Y e a r 2 0 0 0 P r o b l e m Argument for the statement "The Year 2000 bug will have such extensive repercussions that families and individuals should begin planning now for the imminent chaos." The Ticking Bomb Introduction A serious problem called the "Millennium Bug", and also known as the "Year 2000 Problem" and "Y2K", is bringing a new century celebration into a daunting nightmare. In the 1860s and 1970s, when computer systems were first built, the computer h
On February 24, 1998, Finance Minster Paul Martin and the federal government brought down their fifth budget announcing a balanced budget for the 1998/1999 fiscal year. This is the first non-deficit budget since 1969/1970. A year ago the government projected a deficit of $17 billion. This proved too conservative and it appears the current fiscal period will end with no deficit. Total public debt stands at $583.2 billion or approximately $19,500 for each Canadian. The budget projects revenue of
Introduction Science and technology are advancing at a very rapid rate, but do we really understand all that is going on? Probably not. This paper will identify current issues related to science and technology from the business, governmental, and societal perspectives. However, before we can begin to understand the advances in science and technology, we must know the definitions of them. The Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia on compact disk defines science as "the observation, identification, d
I. The Prohibition "Experiment" A. Eighteenth Amendment 1. Abolished alcohol 2. Popularity a) Popular- Midwest and South b) Unpopular- East B. Prohibitionists 1. Naive 2. Hostile C. Questionable Conditions 1. Many wanted to violate law just to violate it 2. Wanted a repeal 3. Speakeasies were constructed to drink in without being caught D. Home brew & Bathtub Gin 1. became increasingly popular 2. less liquor was consumed in the days before the amendment II. The Golden Age of Gangsterism A. Crim
Drug Abuse Among American Teenagers Drug abuse in America is a major problem. Especially among teenagers. Drugs have hurt the lives of nearly 40 percent of all teenagers in America. Either with health problems, DWIs, highway crashes, arrests, impaired school and job performance. These drugs that teenagers use range from Alcohol, LSD, Marijuana, and even Cigarettes. Most of the teenagers that are involved in drug abuse have either, broken families, parents that are drug abusers, a unstable envir
When people associate racial background with America, most people automatically think of European ancestry. This misunderstanding of what America is, causes many problems in the country. The lack of recognition of various racial backgrounds and minority groups has been all too common, since the very beginning when America was thought of as a New World. The native people of the land were treated like they were foreigners and eventually stripped of their own land. When the country started to deve
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 because computer
Cuba To understand how Cuba arrived at the point it is at today, it is important to know the history of the island. When Columbus arrived in Cuba in 1492, there were three major native cultures on the island. As a result of the Spanish presence, these native groups quickly disappeared. New diseases brought by the Spanish, combined with their less than kind treatment, quickly reduced the population of natives (Suchliki 13-20). Spain began significant colonization of Cuba in 1508. Fatefully, colo
Dear Sir or Madam, Over the past four years, I have grown into an exceptional writer. When I began my high school career, I was a decent writer. Throughout my first year of high school I learned about mechanics and sentence structure. This made my technical skills improve greatly. My sophomore year the quality of my writing skills expanded and I learned more about how to use words in a more professional way and many new ways of writing, including personal narratives, short stories, and poems. W
Introduction Documentaries on the television are becoming ever more popular with the public as they get more interested in what is happening in the world, particularly if it is something that causes general concern like for instance a large and well known company deceiving its customers. People like to expand their knowledge and documentaries are the ideal thing for doing that without having to get out of your armchair. I looked up ‘documentary’ in the dictionary. This is what it quoted: “ A wo
During American Industrialization, it would have been virtually impossible to solve all the problems that faced each group. Instead, the best method would have been to solve the problems that would otherwise have had the greatest negative impact on society. The group that was most negatively affected by industrialization was the farmers. Because of the explosive growth of big business, the farmers were left behind with an enormous disadvantage. Since any large company would give services like t
DuPonts DuPont is one of the oldest continuously operating industrial enterprises in the world. The company was established in 1802 near Wilmington, Delaware, by a French immigrant, Eleuthιre Irιnιe du Pont de Nemours, to produce black powder. E. I. du Pont had been a student of Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, and he brought to America some new ideas about the manufacture of consistently reliable gun and blasting powder. His product ignited when it was supposed to, in a manne
Anti-Semitism and Nazi Hatred Many people think that hatred towards the Jews began with Hitler. That's simple not true. Anti-Semitism began in ancient times because of the oddity of the Jewish religion. The Jews worshipped one "invisible deity" while most other religions worshipped a group of man-like Gods with special powers. (Patterson, pg. 3) Their neighbors in this way gradually alienated the Jews. Even other Christ-worshipping religions became anti-Semitic. Martin Luther said that Christia
Title Imagine a typical day in your life: You wake up, throw back the covers and get out of bed. You don’t put on a robe because the heat is on and it’s warm in your room. After freshening up in the bathroom, you go to your closet to choose an outfit to wear. You grab a quick breakfast. Then your best friend gives you a lift to school. At the end of the day, your mother picks you up to go shopping. Later, after dinner, you do your homework, talk on the phone and watch TV with your brother and s
United States Influence in Latin America The influence of the United States on Latin America has not been largely degrading, but instead, largely beneficial to Latin America. It has helped to produce an advanced, cultured, and self-sufficient society opposed to an alien culture of materialism and selfishness. Arguments to support these statements can be made on an economic, political, social, and cultural level. The United States for a long time has held a "hegemony by default" and chosen to ap
INTRODUCTION Since the end of the Cold War, United States foreign policy has been affected more than in any other period in its history. With the fall of the Soviet Union and the break up of the Eastern European communist block the United States has been forced to reevaluate the way that it looks at that region of the world. Before 1949 Europe was a continent that saw more unrest and bloodshed in one century than in any other time in modern history. The twentieth century in Europe was marked wi
Popular Death Do you think you're popular? My response would be "no" but then if you asked me 15 years ago I would have replied with a definite "yes". Not because I had the respect and admiration of my peers- Who has peers when they're 3 years old!?- but because I attracted much attention from people and a lot of love from family. For I believe that when we are young, we are most popular and as we get older that popularity diminishes. All this happens when you go through the different stages of
SOCIAL WORK I. Introduction II. Definition of Social Work III. Purpose of Social Work IV. Duties of Social Workers V. Types of Social Workers VI. Requirements to Become a Social Worker VII. Location of Social Workers VIII. Environment A. people dealt with B. stress level IX. Conclusion SOCIAL WORK Social workers can do a variety of jobs. There are many careers in the field of social work. It is a very demanding career. To be a social worker certain qualities are best to have. It involves many t
Egypt Booker Drennan Global Studies Period 5 Arab Republic of Egypt, or unofficially Egypt, is one of the most interesting countries in the world. Its historical background is incredible considering it’s terrain hardly varies at all. There seems to have always been an interest in Egypt because of its huge temples, called pyramids. Also it was known to be one of the most advanced cultures since 3200 BC and even today we can still not imagine what great force it took to make such pyramids. They a
Architecture of the World by Andrew M. Rivlin English IIC-4th Block Mrs. Jump and Mr. Holtmeyer March 10, 1998 Architecture is an expression of ones mind, found around the world in many different forms. Architecture is influenced by many highlights. The countries of Japan, France, and Australia all have very different forms. Their architectural forms are expressed by religions, professions, climate, and modern technologies. From the construction of ancient buildings on scratch paper to sketches
Procurement Management Overview: Despite some disagreement on the exact nature of the future of supply chain management development, it would appear inarguable that as corporations continue their preparations to enter the new millennium, the global environment will increasingly serve as a critical element in the value creation process of supply chain management. International trade will exceed $17 trillion by 2020. Global logistics represents nearly 20% of the world’s gross national product. A
A Discussion on Multimedia Multimedia, or mixed-media, systems offer presentations that integrate effects existing in a variety of formats, including text, graphics, animation, audio, and video. Such presentations first became commercially available in very primitive form in the early 1980s, as a result of advances that have been made in digital compression technology-- particularly the difficult area of image compression. Multimedia online services are obtainable through telephone/computer or
Futurism: America Beyond 2001 The bridge to the 21st century is under construction, and the only way we’re going to be able to build it quickly and correctly is if we understand the technological challenges ahead of us. If we ignore those challenges, then we’ll likely end up in the river. These are market-driven challenges for industry, and anytime the marketplace challenges us, that’s a tremendous opportunity for business growth and profitability. Global market forces are opening up these new
Desktop Publishing Desktop publishing has been the fastest growing area in the personal computer industry for the last ten years. Desktop publishing is a method of producing documents using a computer rather than using traditional methods. By using desktop publishing you can work with text and graphics simultaneously on a computer so that you may print a document that appears as if it were typeset. With traditional methods, time and creativity are major issues. The traditional method of desktop
The Great Depression: Its Causes and Cure. The economy in the United States during the 1930s was at its worst. In a normal economy, there has to be a circular flow of money. One's spending becomes part of someone else's earnings, and vice-versa. However, this circular flow can falter. People tend to spend less money when times become tough; but times become tougher when everyone starts hoarding money. This breakdown in the circular flow of money in an economy results in a recession. To get this
______________________ MANAGING PEOPLE IN AN ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT THEORY & PRACTICE SESSION 1998/99 PROJECT PAPER PREPARED BY: BHUPINDER SINGH NG KENG YII NIKKI LEE SIEW HONG ______________________ ___________________________________________________________________ MANAGING PEOPLE IN AN ACQUISITION CONTENTS 1.0 OBJECTIVE OF THIS PAPER 2.0 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 2.1 External Environment 2.2 Chronology To Events 2.3 Objectives for Acquisition and Opportunity for RHB 3.0 CORPORATION PROFILE
KENYA Kenya is on the East Coast of Africa. The equator also runs through the middle of Kenya. Kenya’s coastal area is a hot and humid tropical region. It has beautiful sandy beaches, lagoons, and swamps. It also has patches of rainforest that line the coast. Inland, vast plains stretch over about three fourths of Kenya. Its extremely dry climate and generally poor soil only support scattered plant life. But a highland in the southwest receives enough rainfall and has fertile soil to support ex
On every continent, cities and towns are located in specific places all over the continent. Rather than establishing cities in the middle of nowhere because they look good on the map, people build cities in places where they can function with everyday life and help the cities population expand. For these actions to happen as planned, you have to place a city where it will have good agriculture, industry, a fresh water source, transportation, communication, and repository for wastes. Many cities
HMO The American Health Care system has prided itself on providing high quality services to the citizens who normally cannot afford them. This system has been in place for years and until now it did a fairly decent job. The problem today is money; the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before. The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposition against a new Health Care system. There are m
How Gambling Hurts the Economy Over the past twenty years or so, wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is an American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since it’s beginning. Lotteries were used by the First Continental Congress to help finance the
Retailing Strategies of The Limited Inc. Retailing Management Dr. Heiens AMKT 551 Jason Myers Table of Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………… 3 Products and Target Markets ………………………………………. 5 Growth Objectives ………………………………………………… 8 Competition ………………………………………………………. 8 Site Location ……………………………………………………… 9 Marketing and Promotion …………………………………………. 10 A.Introduction The Limited, Inc. is an international company committed to building a family of the world's best fashion brands that will maxim
Most of us would probably agree that computers have changed the way that the business world works. They act as an effective method of keeping track of inventory, sales records, and customer information. They are ideal for company presentations, and thanks to the fairly recent popularity growth of the Internet, you can now use your computer to advertise for your company with a web page. Computers have also invaded thousands of homes across the planet. They are being used for everything from simp
JOHN J. SPARKMAN 1946-1979 Sparkman was born on December 20, 1899, in an simple tenant farm home near Hartselle in Morgan County. Sparkman had ten brothers and sisters, therefore he grew up knowing the importance of being thrifty. He had a religious background and had a great desire to learn. In 1917, Sparkman was able to enroll in the University of Alabama because of a cotton crop that made him $75. There he won a history and political science fellowship, was editor of the Crimson-White, and wa
Blaze of Glory Arthur Miller’s play The Death of a Salesman shows the struggle of a typical American family’s rise from the depths of mediocrity to chase the ever-elusive American dream of wealth and prosperity. By criticizing and exposing the shortcomings of American life in the modern era, Miller shows how easy it is for one family to lose sight of the American Dream, and what one man will attempt to do, or not do to keep it. Miller’s main argument about the social shortcomings of contemporary
A computer is almost necessary in today’s world. It is will be what the future consists of. Computers will probably run many things automatically, lessening the burden on us humans. Even now, millions of people all over the world use computers, and some even depend on them to make a living. Many cars have computers in them. Although they are not the same kind of computers we use at home, they still serve an important purpose. I can’t imagine a world without computers. Yes, there are downsides to
Computers in our lives The first computer was made of electronic tubes in 1944. At that time people had no idea about the importance of computer in the future. Through years computers were getting cheaper, smaller, and more powerful and their influence grew bigger and bigger, so today we can't imagine life without them. Although in the early seventies computers became widely used, for many they were the notions related to SF movies, where artificial intelligence saves human lives, The world used
Development of an Electronic Customs Information System Monday, 08 September 1997 INTRODUCTION The expansion and popularity of the Internet is fast changing the way consumers access and purchase information, communicate and pay for services, and acquire and pay for goods. Today, the number of internet users are growing at an exponential rate. What this means for businesses is an abundant and highly dynamic market which is wide open to those businesses with the expertise and product to market on
African-American History II Exam II These essays will discuss the philosophy, career, and historical significance of Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. These were some of the most influential men during early 1900’s and 1960’s. Their attempts to tear down the barriers of racism and discrimination benefited the civil rights movement tremendously. Their voices and ideology are still heard today, equality. The final essay will address and discuss the events and processes that dea
For as long as the institution of marriage has been around, so too has the belief that it represents the union of one man and one woman. Now gay men and lesbians are challenging that institution. They believe that their relationships mean the same in their sphere as heterosexual marriages do in our sphere. Homosexuals would like to see their marriages legalized. In 1991 three gay couples filed a lawsuit, in Hawaii, for denying them marriage licenses. They claim that the refusal amounts to gender
July 1, 1997, a significant date for all people in Hong Kong and much of the Asian community. Hong Kong will be reverted to a powerful communist nation. Ironically, many of the world's communist countries are reverting to democratic governments. What will this date mean for, not only Southeast Asia, but for the rest of the world economic community, primarily the United States? Will Hong Kong still function, economically, as it does now or will power from People's Republic of China (China) quick
In the late 19th and early 20th century, the United States mode of conduct in the area of the Native American was that of a domineering step-father. The consequences of “Manifest Destiny” were manifested. The question was, “What to do with the Native American?” There was no simple answer to this, but there was a predominate feeling of the necessity of destroying everything that was remotely Indian. Once on the reservations, the Indians were in a state of dependency. All things were given them b
Introduction Homo Sapiens have yearned for a reliable and consistently correct way of finding out if one is telling the truth since ancient times. “Early societies used torture. Statements made by a person on the rack were considered especially believable.” (Jussim, pg.65) There was also trial by ordeal, which was based on superstition. For instance, if there were two suspects for one crime, it was thought that the innocent would be stronger in combat and thus vanquish a guilty opponent. This ex
Effects of the Year 2000 Problem JT Mr. dork English 10 20 November 1998 Almost everything in the world is recorded or run by computer. Electricity, communications, medicine, weapons, money, food, factories and just about anything else you can think of will be effected by the year 2000 problem. The year 2000 problem could be the biggest technological problem the world may ever face. Some people are preparing for world wide crisis. Others believe some lucky person will invent a small disc that wi
Canadians, And Why They Should Be Banned From America. Tom Pfundstein Canadians are an evil race of people who do not believe in unity, harmony, or the respect of other countries borders, namely the U.S. border. If you agree read on, if not, continue anyway. In this essay I hope to persuade you, the reader, to fear and hate the abomination that has been brought upon the world, that is right I am referring to our northern neighbors the Canadians. First and foremost I would like to talk about the
The Women’s Civil Rights Movement Civics Women’s struggle for equal right has not been an easy or short road. All throughout U.S. history women have been fighting for their rights and for the rights of others. Women have organized and fought their way through legislatures, congressional obstacles and have faced ridicule and indifference. It was a long and uphill battle. It meant defiance of laws and customs that had been accepted from the time of the first settlements, some of the discrimination
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man's existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind