Friday, March 13, 2020
My Immortal by Evanescence essays In the late 1990s, Amy Lee and Ben Moody formed the band Evanescence, after meeting at a Christian Youth Retreat in Arkansas. Evanescence remained a duo until fellow Arkansas natives John LeCompt and Rocky Gray joined the group in 2000. That same year, Evanescence was signed to Wind-Up records, a Christian label based in Nashville Tennessee who also had signed the band Creed the year before. Their first big break was The Daredevil Soundtrack in 2003, a major motion picture with Ben Affleck as a comic book hero, where they submitted two tracks. They gained notoriety with their song My Immortal, written by Amy Lee, which immediately shot to the tops of the charts. Later released on the groups freshman release, Fallen in 2003, My Immortal went Double Platinum as a single and stayed in the Top Ten in the United Kingdom and the United States for over sixteen weeks. It is still getting a lot of airplay on the radio, even a year after its release. (MTV.com) When I first heard the song My Immortal, I was moved. I originally thought that the song was about a woman who has lost her husband or boyfriend, but found out otherwise. Amy Lee, the lead singer, wrote the song about the death of her younger sister. She died when she was six years old, and the tragedy deeply affected Amy. She has said in interviews that she has been haunted by her sisters ghost ever since. To me, this song meant holding onto a lost love. It expressed every persons fear of losing someone you love, and dealing with the memories that never seem to fade when they are gone. This song makes me remember people that have passed that I loved, and helps me to remember the reasons why I loved them. ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Hungary`s agricultural industry in the 20th century, Impact of the Social System - Essay Example This paper presents the historical overview of the agricultural industry in Hungary, more specifically the industry in wool and sheep livestock, before and after the Second World War. The economic history of Hungary in the respect of the wool industry development, is indicating of the ineffectiveness of the central-planned economic system Prior to World War II Hungary was producing some 6,000 metric tons of wool for textile processing and export; post World War II that production dropped to 2,000 metric tons, but jumped back up to 4,000 metric tons in 1951. Post World War II HungaryÃ¢â¬â¢s economic directions were dictated by state planners. Poultry and eggs became export products during the late 1930s. Herds of sheep and other livestock decreased and a reduction in the farmland devoted to fodder was observed. Hungary had rich farmlands, while the Soviet Central Asian countries had a more harsh environment, suitable to raising sheep for wool and wool exports. Recent developments as cited by the OECD indicate that there are new markets opening for the textile industry, and, like any other nation, Hungary has an opportunity to avail itself of that opportunity, and return to a pre World War II economic way of life that served it well. The model for income food consumption relationship values by Rask and Rask is analyzed. The impact of economic development on consumption of food products depends heavily on the level of per capita income, as demonstrated by the Engel Curve. In order for Hungary to sustain a viable wool production industry, it would have, using the model, calculate the animal product CEs of feeds consumed by those animals in correlation to the production of consumable livestock yield.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Assessment techniques - Essay Example Critical thinking plays a big role in the whole concept of the consideration of new ideas, the subsequent choosing of the best options and the decision whether or not to modify them further. The Use of Critical Thinking Skills in Teaching Critical thinking skills are a challenge in both face-to-face teaching settings as well as in the provision of online courses because there is a need for students to be completely present in the moment during the lesson. It is much easier for students to merely cram information into their memories without necessarily understanding it and then restate it when they are required to during examinations or tests (Dobrovolny, 2006). Cramming information into memory is the easier way of retaining information without being fully involved in the learning process. It is something that is done in many educational institutions today. However, it is harmful to students in the final analysis because they are left in a situation where they have no skills in fully assessing different subjects or forming their own opinions about them. Reiterating information only calls for a student to sit in the lecture and pretend to understand what is being taught even though his or her mind may be thinking about something else. As long as the student has memorized various meanings, he is content because he can repeat this material to himself later until it is ingrained in his memory. It will then be easy to restate it just as he remembers it in any examinations where it may be required. The use of critical thinking skills, on the other hand, calls for the student to be fully engaged in associative or active learning. Critical thinking entails the use of various skills in the consideration of a given subject. These skills include interpretation, observation, inference, analysis, explanation, and evaluation. The student engaged in critical thinking also takes into account the context in which the material is presented, theoretical constructs for comprehendin g the subject matter, and the techniques used to come to a decision about the final answer. The use of critical thinking skills does not just entail the use of logic, but also the consideration of credibility, relevance, accuracy, significance, and precision. When a teacher wishes to engage her students towards thinking critically about a subject, she encourages them to use their reason to determine the next steps in finding the real answer; even if this might result in disparities in the findings. She will also encourage inquisitiveness among the students, and direct them towards using a systematic approach to finding solutions for different problems. Naturally, it is easier for teachers to encourage students in bricks-and-mortar institutions to adopt these methods of problem solving than it is for them to encourage students in their online classrooms or hybrid environments. Hybrid settings describe a situation where the teacher uses a combination of traditional classroom as well a s online instruction to disseminate lessons to students. In traditional classrooms, teachers are able to monitor students on a personal basis and some can even determine which students are Ã¢â¬ËpresentÃ¢â¬â¢ and which are not. This means that they will be able to call the attention of
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Federal Transportation Budget Essay What is the structure of the Federal Transportation Budget? Since 2001, in the Department of Transportation, the government administration worked closely with Congress to develop a reasonable budget plan that would enact a responsible reauthorization of The Department of TransportationÃ¢â¬â¢s highway and public transportation. Also, the highway safety programs were included that allows for the states to have more flexibility and raises more money and pinpoints the most important areas that need attention, such as mobility and safety. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The PresidentÃ¢â¬â¢s budget for transportation support efforts in developing the Next Generation Air Transportation System which will meet the demands for airspace capacity. This budget also covers funds for intercity passenger rails at a rate that will convince Amtrak to take action in reforms and control the spending. (CBS News, 2007) CBS News reports that Ã¢â¬Å"More funds will now be distributed to pay for highway many safety programs and changes which was recently-enacted by the surface transportation reauthorization law.Ã¢â¬ Since 2001, The Department of Transportation has aided in stabilizing the airline industry, after the September, 11, 2001 attacks from terrorists. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The Federal Budget for Transportation was designed to cover the most important issues dealing with transportation issues. The Budget of the United States Government displays a chart that lists the amount of money allotted for transportation. (FY07 Budget, 2007) under the title Ã¢â¬Å"Transportation.Ã¢â¬ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Reference Page Transportation Allotments.(2007). Federal Budget 2007. Fiscal Outlook. CBS News. FY07 Budget. GPO Access. (2007). Department of Transportation. Budget of the United Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã States Government: Browse Fiscal Year 2007.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, and directed by Robert Weine. It was produced in 1919 by Erich Pommer for Decla-Bioscop. 1919 was a year in which the movie industry was transformed into a giant industry. Although the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until 1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was indeed art. In the year 1921 525 films were released out of those 525, 50 still exist today, one of those 50 is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. At the time of its release in America, horror films were virtually unheard of because filmakers felt that the subject matter was tasteless or even repulsive, not to mention di...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Introduction The purpose of this assignment is to explore the professional responsibilities of the nurse and their role in safeguarding vulnerable patients, all of which are based around a fictitious scenario. The scenario is centred on a patient named Margaret and is going to be used to identify any vulnerability issues Margaret may have. Margaret could be identified as been vulnerable, as she is an 89 year old lady who is suffering from a heart condition. Margaret is currently living with her daughter and has said that her motherÃ¢â¬â¢s health has begun to deteriorate.Margaret is becoming very confused and forgetting to take her medication which has resulted in numerous admissions to hospital. No consent was needed on this occasion as it is a fictitious patient. Based around this fictitious scenario, the aim is to discuss and identify vulnerability and any issues arising from it. Exploring all aspects of vulnerability involving all models and discussing confidentiality, looking a t the importance of it and why it should be maintained.This assignment will also look at the mental capacity act and how the nurse and other healthcare professionals assess the patient for capacity and use the models of assessment. All these are in place to protect the patientÃ¢â¬â¢s health and well-being and patient rights. Communication is another important skill for any nurse to have. Good communication skills are essential in providing a high standard of care, which will be explored and discussed in detail.It will also explore what accountability and responsibility is within the nurseÃ¢â¬â¢s role. The nurse being accountable for their actions and adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC), Code. Ã¢â¬Å"The core function of the Nursing and Midwifery Council is to establish standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nurses and midwives to ensure those standards are maintained, thereby safeguarding the health and well-being of the publicÃ¢â¬ (NMC, code, 2009).It will then identify and explain how the patientÃ¢â¬â¢s autonomy might be promoted by the nurse, highlighting the support available and with the nurse building a therapeutic relationship with the patient, relating to scenario whilst maintaining appropriate professional behaviour and interventions. Overall this assignment will explore and discuss many of the NMC guidelines about the above topics.It will give you an understanding of the nurseÃ¢â¬â¢s role involved in delivering the best possible care to the public. Firstly to explore accountability within the nurseÃ¢â¬â¢s role The Nursing and Midwifery Council states, Ã¢â¬Å"Accountability is often defined as responsibility, but there is a difference between the two. Responsibility is concerned with answering for what you do, whereas accountability is being answerable for the Ã¢â¬ËconsequencesÃ¢â¬â¢ of what you doÃ¢â¬ (NMC, 2009).
Monday, January 6, 2020
Ã¢â¬Å"Friends, countrymen, lend me your ears.Ã¢â¬ This line is said by Mark Antony to garner the attention of his countrymen in arguably one of ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s more popular plays, Julius Caesar. The iconic line is one of ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s better known addresses. In his plays repetition functions as an indicator of something to which the audience should pay particular attention. Specifically, in the play Othello, the repetition of the word Ã¢â¬Å"friendÃ¢â¬ is relevant and draws the audienceÃ¢â¬â¢s attention to relationships of a superficial or forced nature, as the relationship between Othello and Iago, Cassio and Bianca, and as a rhetorical device. Through close reading of the play, one sees that Ã¢â¬Å"friendÃ¢â¬ functions as a versatile device used for manipulation. InÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Like Cassio, Emilia uses Ã¢â¬Å"friendÃ¢â¬ as a rhetorical device. After Othello tells Desdemona that she has been unfaithful, Desdemona is (understandably) moved and upset. Explaining the situation to Iago, Emilia defends DesdemonaÃ¢â¬â¢s emotional reaction by saying, Ã¢â¬Å"Hath she forsook so many noble matches/ Her father and her country and her friends/ To be called a whore? Would it not make one weep?Ã¢â¬ (Shakespeare 4.2.129-131). Desdemona is bewildered and Emilia is being a true friend by defending her. Earlier mentioned in this paper, Brabanzio brings accompaniment to make his point about Othello enchanting Desdemona. Likewise, Emilia builds DesdemonaÃ¢â¬â¢s case by bringing in the word Ã¢â¬Å"friends.Ã¢â¬ There is textual evidence from Brabanzio that Desdemona turned down many Venetian suitors. Quite obviously, Brabanzio is DesdemonaÃ¢â¬â¢s father who was forsaken, and the country Desdemona forsakes is Italy because she married a moor. Though OthelloÃ¢â¬â¢s origins are unclear yet he is a dedicated servant of Venice, one thing the play makes abundantly clear is that Desdemona is betraying her country by not marrying one of its natives. What is unclear is the use of Ã¢â¬Å"friendsÃ¢â¬ since the audience is given the impression that Desdemona is very shy. Brabanzio even says his daughter is, Ã¢â¬Å"of spirit so still and quiet that her motion/Blushed at herselfÃ¢â¬ (Shakespeare 1.3.95-96). She is of such a quiet nature that the smallest thing makes her blush,