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What happened in 1947 at Roswell, New Mexico? Some say an extra-terrestrial space-craft crash landed at a nearby air base. The military, on the other hand, says that it was only a weather balloon. Weather a balloon or a spaceship, the Roswell Incident has become a story of epic proportions. In the first week of July, 1947, something strange happened in Roswell, New Mexico. This incident took place at a ranch northwest of the small desert town, where the wreckage of the supposed “flying-saucer”
Describe the challenges that Human Resource Managers will face in the next five years. In December of 1996, the Society for Human Resource Management sponsored a symposium in Florida. At this meeting, all the senior human resource officers were challenged to discuss what they felt were the challenges facing human resource managers in the decade ahead. David Ulrich, professor of business administration at the University of Michigan’s School of Business facilitated the discussion. Within this pap
Why focus on Environmental Protection? Almost any policy issue could serve to illustrate the significant themes, but environmental protection places them in particularly bold relief. It involves an extremely broad range of scientific information, including most of the physical, biological, and social sciences. The questions of risk and uncertainty that it presents are especially subtle. Furthermore, the environment provides an excellent example of what happens when these problems merge with oth
AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1790 With the Declaration of Independence January 6, 1821 At the age of 77, I begin to make some memoranda and state some recollections of dates & facts concerning myself, for my own more ready reference & for the information of my family. The tradition in my father's family was that their ancestor came to this country from Wales, and from near the mountain of Snowdon, the highest in Gr. Br. I noted once a case from Wales in the law reports where a perso
Something Happened! Something happened all right, to the tune of $650,000!! That’s what it cost the City of Peabody to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by a female Police Officer. She claimed she was singled out and discriminated against. The City of Peabody and the Chief of Police, started by hiring six new Police Officers on September 3, l991. Which included two female and four male officers. When the City hired them as Police Officers, all six were informed of one of the conditions the
The Republic of Croatia Country Report Operations Management Ellen Elkins Friday, August 22, 1997 TABLE OF CONTENTS Country Overview 3 Future Prospects 3 Economic Overview 4 Foreign Investment 5 Currency/Capital Markets 7 Industry 7 The Insurance Regulatory Environment 7 Insurance Market 8 Market Composition 8 Competition 9 Profiles 10 Market Access 11 Distribution 12 Conclusion 12 Country Overview The Republic of Croatia, situated along the eastern coastline of the Adriatic Sea, is an independ
It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information we have, a
Cigarette smoking is one of the most powerful addictions known; even more powerful than a dependence on alcohol, heroin, or cocaine. To grasp this well-documented fact, one really doesn’t have to study all the supporting scientific evidence. One simply has to consider that no drug is self administered with the persistence, regularity, and frequency of a cigarette. Unfortunately, many people suffer and die due to the use of cigarettes. One such example involves Bryce’s grandmother, and we will s
BUZZ-A-VIDEO is a new video mail order company. The company depends greatly on the different means of distribution of video catalogues to reach most of its customers or by the word of mouth. It provides a wide range of video from series, talk shows to musical plays such as CATS, Les Miserables and including the latest films shown in cinemas. The company has set out a 3-days delivery policy, however, due to the lack of a suitable management information systems, operations does not flow smoothly,
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
Introduction Scott Adams, formerly a mid-level manager assigned to cubicle 4S700R at the Pacific Bell headquarters, wrote The Dilbert Principle in 1997. Adams was a Pacific Bell cubicle dweller for nine years until he was downsized when his department came under new management. The book points out a humorous but very logical argument against the illogical management practices of most companies. Scott Adams puts things in perspective, by acknowledging the truth. Unlike other business books, Ad
COBOL TERMS: 1. COBOL is designed to meet the information processing needs of business. 2. COBOL is a high-level language that can be transported easily from one computer system to another. 3. COBOL excels in the use of record I/O. 4. COBOL is English-like and self-documenting. 5. Every COBOL program is composed of four divisions: IDENTIFICATION, ENVIRONMENT, DATA, and PROCEDURE. 6. Flowcharts, hierarchy charts, and/or pseudocode should be used to outline your logic. 7. The top-down approach to
Censorship and the Internet: Freedom of speech has been one of the most important and fought over freedoms that this country has ever known. Since its commercial inception in 1992, the Internet, has been a topic of debate for the past six years. The wide spread argument has to do with the content that the Internet provides. So, when congress began it's hellish quest of censoring one of the worlds fastest growing sources of information it was no wonder that an anti-censor campaign would begin. T
Animal Farm By George Orwell The political satire Animal Farm was a novel written by George Orwell in 1945. The story takes place on Manor Farm, a farm lying in England in the mid-twentieth century. One day it is taken over by its farm animals and therefore renamed Animal Farm. Since George Orwell was also a political commentator for several newspapers, this book is not only a book to entertain but a satire and a critique which reflects persons and events from the Russian Revolution. Old Major
The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West English 205s 2 Outline Introduction I. How the railroads promoted themselves A. To the Government B. To businesses C. To farmers and communities II. The founders actions A. Founders greed B. Founders profited C. Extravagance D. Mismanagement III. Results to Railroads A. Land Grant Scandals B. Bankruptcies E. Public disdain F. Government intervention Conclusion 3 The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West A railroad, fellow citizens, is
LAWYER Today, more than ever before, the legal profession offers a unique opportunity for the dedicated individual to make a significant contribution to society. Opportunities exist in the legal profession for rewarding service to individuals and society. WHAT IS LAW? The main functions of modern law include: maintaining peace; influencing and enforcing standards of conduct; maintaining the status quo; facilitating orderly change; providing for maximum individual self-assertion; promoting justi
Internet Concepts Introduction to The Internet Millions of computer users access the Internet each day to shop, listen to music, view museum exhibits, manage their investments, follow current events, and send electronic mail to other computer users. Additionally, thousands of people are using the Internet at work and at home to view and download to their local computer files containing graphics, sound, video, and text. The World Wide Web, or WWW, a subset of the Internet, uses computers called
Juvenile delinquency may be regarded as an extreme consequence of a child's unsuccessful interation with one of the more elements. Poverty, racial tensions, family conflict, peer pressure, mental and physical abililities , or inadequate educational oppurtunities may individually or collectively by factorss that negatively affect the child. Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way, what's the matter with kids today? This song taken from the 1950’s musical Bye Bye Birdie shows two
Departmental Ants truly are a curious race. They are used in “Departmental” by Robert Frost because of the way they act about different things due to what they are and their way of life. This poem actually is a metaphor relating to humans. The deeper meaning in the poem is masked through the use of ants. The way ants act is only the nature of animals that cannot reason. So the poem starts out with a lighthearted tone about an ant which notices a downed fellow ant and reports it to the one in ch
Accounting History Bookkeeping and record-keeping methods, created in response to the development of trade and commerce, are preserved from and medieval sources. Double-entry bookkeeping began in the commercial city-states of medieval Italy and was well developed by the time of the earliest preserved double-entry books, from 1340 in Genoa. The first published accounting work was written in 1494 by the venetian monk Luca Pacioli (1450-1520). Although it disseminated rather than created knowledge
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NAZI GOLD? =============================== One Trenton Parker, an ex-Marine colonel with CIA connections and claiming to have inside knowledge as to what actually became of the Nazi gold horde following World War II, was Tom Valentine's guest on his nightly radio show, Radio Free America, on July 29, 1993. Parker is described in the Radio Free America catalog of past programs as follows: July 29, 1993: A veteran CIA operative claiming to be with an especially secretive grou
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 Vietnam War was the war that divided the inseparable country. The United Sates was considered by many to be the most powerful county in the world, yet they felt the need to become involved in a war that many considered to be none of our business. The following pages will discuss the causes of the war that divided a country. The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959-1975, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front in conflict with the Unite
O.K., Paranoid you say. I know, and am forced to agree. For the most part I=m not the paranoid type, but I ask that you hear me out. First of all, do you have any idea how much money Bill Gates has in his personal accounts? That's right, a hell of a lot. He has enough money to do whatever he wants in life. For that, I=m happy for him. Honestly I use and love many of his controbutions to computer technology. I also like Bill Gates as a person. I purchased and read his book The Road Ahead, which
PROLOGUE RINNNGGGG!!! My alarm clock burst into life, and I was suddenly awakened to the dawn of Christmas day. It was 6:00 a.m., and the bright, warming sun was not yet gleaming on my cheeks. It took me a few seconds to realize what day it was, but once I gained some consciousness, I was immediately out of bed excited for the big trip that lay before me: our annual family excursion to Palm Springs. I rubbed my tired eyes as I staggered my way to the bathroom where I took a quick bubbly hot b
CHAPTER 1 - In the opening paragraph, Huck introduces himself to us as the narrator of the story. He talks to us in a relaxed, matter-of-fact tone that makes him sound friendly, honest, and maybe a little less respectful than he should be. He does, after all, come close to calling Mark Twain a liar. Try to imagine Twain writing that paragraph, in which he has a fictional character accuse him of stretching the truth in an earlier book. Twain seems to be sharing a joke with you, the reader, but
INTERNET CENSORSHIP IS EVIL. With its own individual evil it brings several “unaccounted for” abominations forth with it. They are like trails of mucus that a snail leaves behind it as it creeps across a path in some dank wood. Such monstrosities include the blocking of non-offensive sites on the internet bynefarious “filtering” software, the way that “filtering” software is unconstitutional, and the ennui and tedium that they cause. National Organization for Women: TIME Maga
Did you ever get the phone asking for subscribe a newspaper or magazine or from telephone company or receive mass mail. How can they get your phone number or your information? The answer is the informediary brokers. But that is a traditional sphere. Now, They come to electronic sphere, Internet. The protection of privacy is one of the most important issues on the Internet today. Internet users routinely report that privacy protection is one of their greatest concerns (2). An informediary is a c
An Act of God or Man?: The Buffalo Creek Flood West Virginia History WVU-IT Cheryl Pack November 4, 1997 February 26, 1972 started out like any other winter day in Buffalo Creek. Rain had been falling for several days. The day was dark and cold. Wendell Osbourne Sr. had no idea that this day would not be just any winter day. This day would end with the destruction of his entire way of life. By 10 a.m. on that Saturday morning, he would lose his son and daughter-in-law, his daughter, and 8 grand
John F. Kennedy Assassination. During his electoral battle tour in the southern states, President John F. Kennedy visited Dallas on November 22, 1963. On his arrival at 11:40, he was warmly welcomed by the people of Dallas. Kennedy, Governor John Connally and their wives sat down in the limousine of the President which led the motorcade through the town. When the motorcade arrived in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 , it turned right from Main to Houston Street and just seconds later it took the turn onto
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
Spain: A Country’s History and Economics In order to appreciate a country’s present, future, and economics, it is first vital that one first look at the past. Spain’s early history was known to Mediterranean people as far back as the Stone Age. In eleven hundred B.C. colonies were established first by the Phoenicians and were followed by subsequent colonization by the Carthaginians as well as Greeks. These colonies lasted for some time until they were conquered by the Romans in the second centu
Don’t go where you don't belong! Time and time again, the United States has proven itself to be a superpower. Our military is probably the strongest and most respected in the world. Since the United States has earned the respect of the rest of the world the rest of the world expects the United States to be their policemen. When war broke out between the Muslims and the Serbs in Bosnia the Muslims immediately called for help. Before the United States becomes too involved in this conflict, we sho
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
If we must die, let it not be like hogs haunted and penned in an inglorious spot, while round us bark the mad and hungry gods, making their mock at our accursed lot. Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, pressed to the wall, dying, but fight back! -- Claude McKay If you look in an encyclopedia under the heading Men, Role of you will not find any entry. Why is this? Why is there a special article about women and what they do? The fact is that women did the majority of the work duri
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
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
CONSTRUCTION OF THE TITANIC The Titanic was built in North Ireland, Belfast in 1912 at Harland and Wolff. The dimensions of the ship was 883 feet in length and 92 1/2 in beam. It weighted 45,000 tons. The competitors to the Titanic were the Lusitania and Mauretania they were 90 feet shorter and 4 feet narrower, and 14,000 tons lighter. The Titanic was laid down on March 31, 1909. The frame was up by 1910 and was launched on May 31, 1911. The work on the Titanic was mostly made by 200 tons float
______________________ 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
Constitutional law The Swedish Constitution consists of four separate documents: the Instrument of Government passed in 1974, the Act of Succession dating from 1810, the Freedom of the Press Act of 1949, and the Freedom of Expression Act of 1991. In addition, there is a Parliament Act of 1974, which occupies a position midway between constitutional and ordinary statute law. The Instrument of Government is the most important constitutional document. It went into effect in 1975, when it replaced
In today's corporate environment, human resources are undeniably our most valuable assets. By valuing and training our employees, we are better able to meet the needs of our clients. More and more, companies are realizing the importance of corporate etiquette in the sales environment. Customers are looking for a manner conscious sales associate with attention to detail, and a desire to be his or her best. The proper use of manners can show a client immediately what you're made of. According to
What would you do if you woke up as a dung beetle? How would your life change? How would your family's life change? In Kafka's,The Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa has the opportunity to discover the solution to his worst nightmare. When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin page 1. The beetle symbolizes a worker in an industry who lives a methodical and routine lifestyle, even though it frees him of his responsibilit
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
CRIME, VIOLENCE, AND THE LAW IN MEDIA The national media, and in particular television, is the most powerful source of information we have. The media, more than anything else in today’s world, shapes public perception. Unfortunately, most of what we see, hear, or read is about the chaotic condition of planet earth. Sure, there is plenty of chaos to report on, but by bombarding the public with one horrific report after another, the media acts like a giant amplifier of pain and misery. In many peo
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding The profession of pharmacy was founded in the art and science of compounding medications. The beginning of compounding dates back to medieval times with priests, monks, and medicine men. Specialization first occurred in the early 9th century in the civilized world around Baghdad. Over time it gradually spread to Europe as alchemy evolved into chemistry as doctors began to abandon beliefs that were not demonstrable in the physical world. During this time,
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
The Crucible INTRODUCTION The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950s at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have sug
Cloning Journal Day3 I went to the library again today, hoping can find some journal or some reference books on “Portalsite”. But I knew it is quite difficult to find some materials in this specific field. I would still give a shoot. Half an hour past, yet I still didn’t see a word about portalsite in the reference section. The reference books on computer in the library were pretty outdated (no offence^_^), so I was not able to find anything about the newly developed field in Internet. All I cou
The Guns of Dallas by L. Fletcher Prouty Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1992 15:59:39 GMT The reason for the assassination was to control the power of the presidency. -------------------------------------- The following appeared in the October, 1975 issue of Gallery, a porno magazine which billed Fletcher Prouty as the National Affairs Editor. Some people feel there is no credible way to justify associating oneself with such exploitative and demeaning media. Fletcher Prouty has told me that since the Bal