Hawaii, by James A. Michener, is a novel which covers, on both a fictional and a non-fictional level, the total history of Hawaii from its beginning until approximately 1954. The work traces Hawaiian history from the geological creation of the islands ("From the Boundless Deeps) to the arrival of its first inhabitants, ("From the Sun-Swept Lagoon"), then to the settlement of the islands by the American missionaries, ("From the Farm of Bitterness"). In the novel, as the island's agricultural treasures in pineapple and sugar cane were discovered, the Chinese were brought as plantation workers to Hawaii ("From The Starving Village"). Years later, when it was realized by the island plantation owners that the Japanese were more dedicated workers, and did not feel the need to own their own lands as the Chinese did, they too were shipped in vast amounts to Hawaii, ("From The Inland Sea"). The final chapter deals with what Michener refers to as "The Golden Men": Those who lived in Haw (not necessarily Hawaiians) who contributed a great deal to the islands and their people. Since Hawaii covers such a huge time span, there are a great many plots and sub-plots, all of which show the different situations that each of the many "types" of Hawaiians are confronted with. Michener uses mostly specific, fictional details to support the general ideas of the islands and their various people, that he conveys through Hawaii. I will go into more detail about the plot in the "Documentation" section. Michener's Hawaii is a superb example of a great work of literature. He paints vivid literal pictures of various scenes throughout the novel. For example, in the first chapter, the Pacific Ocean is described: "Scores of millions of years before man had risen from the shores of the ocean to perceive its grandeur and to venture forth upon its turbulent waves, this eternal sea existed, larger than any other of the earth's features, vaster than the sister oceans combined,...
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Imaging atlas of human anatomy / Jamie Weir, Peter H. Abrahams ; with four contributors, Anna-Maria Belli ... [et al.]. Edinburgh : Mosby, 2003. QS 17 W425i 2003. HL Reserve Book. QL Reserve Books. Neuroanatomy : an atlas of structures, sections, and systems / Duane E. Haines ; special contributions by John A. Lancon ; illustrator, M.P. Schenk ; photographer, G.W. Armstrong. Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004. WL 17 H153n 2004. HL Reserve Books. QL Reserve Books. USMLE road map. Gross anatomy / James S. White. New York : Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill Medical Pub., c2003. QS 18.2 W585u 2003. HL Reserve Book. QL Reserve Books. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES / PSYCHIATRY / CREATIVE ART THERAPY Action therapy with families and groups : using creative arts improvisation in clinical practice / edited by Daniel J. Wiener and Linda K. Oxford. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2003. WM 450 A188 2003. HL New Books. The American Psychiatry Publishing textbook of child and adolescent psychiatry / edited by Jerry M. Wiener, Mina K. Dulcan. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Pub., c2004. WS 350 T355 2004. HL New Books. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder : a clinical guide to diagnosis and treatment for health and mental health professionals / Larry B. Silver. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Pub., c2004. WS 350.8 .A8 S587a 2004. HL New Books. Brief strategic family therapy for adolescent drug abuse / Jose Szapocznik, Olga Hervis, Seth Schwartz. Bethesda, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2003. WM 270 S995b 2003. HL New Books. MO Book Collection. Caring for patients from different cultures / Geri-Ann Galanti. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2004. WY 87 G146c 2004. HL Reserve Books. QL Reserve Books. Common purpose : strengthening families and neighborhoods to rebuild America / Lisbeth B. Schorr. New York :...
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At the end of eighth grade, we had to write letters to ourselves in Language Arts class. Mine was complete bullshit. At thirteen years old, I had already developed the art of bullshitting. But the worst part is, my letter was one of the ones in the running to be read at the Eighth Grade Salute. How pathetic. Dear Erica, As I look over my years at the middle school, I realize that I have learned and grown in many ways. The middle school has not only taught me math and science, but to believe in myself. Through the years, my friends and teachers have given me courage and strength, which I will need for high school and which I will have all my life. I'm excited and eager about going on to the high school, but also weary and reluctant to leave behind many memories and special moments. I've come to love and appreciate everything about the middle school and everything that I have learned from it. I couldn't have survived middle school without the wonderful teachers who have always made themselves available to me. They taught me many things. They taught me to think and make my own opinions, to apply what I have learned, and to express my thoughts creatively. I have also learned to how to plan my time better and organize my work. That is a must to survive trips to the locker, homework, teachers, and tests. I know that as I spend my last few days at the middle school, I will cherish and remember every moment. I will remember my friends, teachers, laughter, failures, and triumphs. I know that I can't stay at the middle school forever because it's time to move on. While a part of me is holding back, the other part is pushing forward, determined to meet all challenges and...
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Billie Heinl October 30, 2002 Writing 121 Daphne Gabrieli My Addiction "Hi, my name is Billie and I am addicted to high school." This is no joke. I'm a freshman in college yet my heart is still wondering the orange and brown halls of my high school. There are really two types of people in the world, those who loved high school and those who hated it. I loved it, every back stabbing, heartbreaking minute of it. Every one I know finds this obsession annoying, but their opinions haven't stopped me from looking over my yearbooks and constantly going over stories of games and homecoming dances in my head. Although I don't want to let go of my addiction, I feel this "drug" may be stunting my growth. I have always had a problem with letting go of things. When my hamster, Ben, died in the 5th grade my mom thought she was going to have to bring in the SWAT team to calm me down. My mother gently told me to move on and reassured me that something else would make me as happy as Ben the hamster did. Of course, I didn't believe her at the time, but in the end she was right. On my 12th birthday I received a new hamster and Ben was out of the picture. I thought high school would be the same way. Once I got to college I would be fine. So, I stuck it out through summer and ignored the weird urges to sit in my old stadium or stand on the theatre's stage where I used to entertain crowds of people. The first day at Lane was great, I met new people, loved my class, and went home smiling. But as the days went on something changed. I still love Lane but the high school memories...
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Indo-European Influences • First language spoken in Britain was Celtic. • Celts came from Central Asia. • Celtic had little effect on English • Celts were driven to the North and West of Britain. • Celtic still spoken in Scotland & Wales. • Celtic words- bog, galore. • Celtic place name- Avon river • 55AD Roman invasion (Julius Caesar) • Romans brought Latin. • Roman occupation lasted 400 years. • During Roman occupation Celtic & Latin was spoken. • Latin word- castra meaning camp. Used in town names Chester, Lancaster & Gloucester Old English (500AD-1100AD) • English dates from 5th C. • 5th C Britain invaded by Angles, Saxons & Jutes. • Angles, Saxons & Jutes from north Germany. • Angles, Saxons & Jutes were farmers. • Angles, Saxons & Jutes language was Anglo-Saxon. • Anglo-Saxon main language spoken for 500 years. • Anglo-Saxon forms the basic vocab of English. • Anglo-Saxon vocab members of family, parts of body, food, numbers up to 1000 and verbs. • 9th & 10th C Danes & Vikings invasion. • Danes & Vikings spoke Old Norse. • Old Norse & Anglo-Saxon come from Teutonic. • Old English = Old Norse + Anglo-Saxon Norman Conquest & Middle English (1066AD-1500AD) • 1066 William the Conqueror and the Norman army invaded Britain. • Normans were lawyers, government officials and traders. • The Normans spoke Norman French. • Anglo-Saxons were dominated by the Normans. • French became the official language of England for 300 years. • Latin still used in church and schools. • The Anglo-Saxon was still spoken by the Anglo-Saxons. • Middle English = Norman French + Old English. • New words from Norman French are master and supper. • Geoffrey Chaucer used English to write books "The Canterbury Tales". The Renaissance • Renaissance means re-birth. • New words from Latin & Greek. Words = education, experiment, investigate. • 10,000 new words. • Shakespeare was one of the heaviest contributors to this. Words = Longhaired, hot blooded, obscene. • Standardization • 1467 Caxton introduced the first printing press and...
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As you may well know and as I have recently discovered, there are endless publications concerning themselves with sex. However, finding sources that deal with the subject of masturbation are few and far in between. I first began by gaining access to the Internet to begin my research under the notion that I couldn't go wrong using a tool containing such a wealth of information. After having initiated a search of the word "masturbation" and finding that nearly all of the results directed me to sites dedicated to pornography, it became obvious that I was heading in the wrong direction. I then decided to take the more traditional route by utilizing the San Francisco State University Library and Bookstore, where after much mental strain, I was able to successfully conduct a thorough research of the topic. However, much of the text I was able to find, seem to quote each other, all stemming from the works of just a few scholars from centuries past. Very little "new" ground seems to be covered, and it is almost impossible to find anything that didn't either make me yawn, or that offered me a fresh or interesting perspective. As a result, I have taken what I feel to be the most beneficial and engaging segments from the sources that I have gathered and pieced them together to create this report: The Criminal History of Masturbation. Hopefully, what little information I was able to find will be of interest to those of you who already consider yourselves experts on the subject. Thesis Statement Masturbation, as you might suspect, is a purely solitary form of sexual behavior, and as such can tend to be regarded as even more personal and intimate than sex itself. As such, it gains a status as a taboo subject, even...
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The siege of Tobruk and the Kokoda trail events in some places are very different firstly Tobruk was in north Africa (Libya) The German high command wanted to control the Suez Canal to stop Britain receiving supplies so they sent General Erwin Rommmel and his Afrika corps to do this. They met allied resistance at Tobruk the defenders were 15000 Australians, polish, Indian and British forces defended Tobruk then From 11th April to 10th of December 1941 until British reinforcement forces the Germans to give up. The Kokoda trail is in Papua New Guinea and it's events are as follows: In 1942 the Japanese had swept across the pacific a tide of conquest that carried them to the north coast of new guinea what they found there was Australia's new guinea force a comparative handful of raw troops, mainly boys in their teens, unskilled in jungle warfare. Outnumbered, outgunned and poorly supplied marobra force put up a desperate fight, they were forced to withdraw village by village, ridge by ridge and creek by creek back to Iorribaiwa there the Japanese turned away. So now you know the basic story line of the events that go on the differences will be easier to understand Firstly Tobruk being in North Africa The climate was Hot and dry and the land around them was basically desert The labor of fighting was enlarged by difficult climate conditions , hot sandy storms called "hamsin", the lack of water and only conserved very salty food . The long stay in these conditions on the desert and rocky hills was very exhausting for all soldiers who felt themselves abandoned there. Then the Kokoda track being in Papau new Guinea in the jungle the conditions horrific to men untrained in jungle warfare. As well as the steepness of...
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Who are you? And what have you done with my friend? This is a question that we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives. Sometimes, we have to witness our friends change everything about themselves just to fit the mold of what everyone thinks they should be. I for one, am happy to say that I don't try to fit any mold. I am who I am. I think being true to myself is one of my best qualities. Having your own opinion takes guts. I always state my beliefs. I do not agree with changing your opinions on a topic just because the rest of the group thinks differently than you do. Many times, people often "adopt" others' beliefs in order to fit in. Most of the time people do not even realize they are doing it. The art of disagreeing is a beautiful thing! I do not understand why there is the need to fit in with everyone else. If everyone in the world were alike, I think it would be extremely boring. I think its great when people have their own opinions on something. I am proud of my thoughts and ideas! I would never try to hide them for the sake of others. Since I like giving my opinion on things, I pretty much "tell it like it is." I tend to speak my mind without really thinking ahead which often gets me into trouble. But, I think in the end, people respect me for that because they know I will always tell the truth. If they need advice on something, they will come to me because they know I will give my honest opinion, not just tell them what they want to hear. At first, they might be a little angry because I gave...
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Statistically, in recent years girls have out-graded boys in most examinations. Girls have been consistantly beating boys at GCSE, A-Level and, now even degree level. This is often put down to girls' having longer concentration spans than boys. I agree that this may indeed contribute to girls out-achieving boys. I think this because, obviously, the longer someone concentrates, the more they are likely to learn. This would suggest, to me, that for girls, it would be better to have single sex schools. This is because if girls achieve more than boys then it is bound to be better to have the girls working by themselves in a single sex environment. The main shift in examination results came when coursework was added to GCSEs. This has had a major affect on boys and girls. Girls have found coursework an easy way to gain extra marks. Girls seem to be more willing to work. Boys, however become distracted at home and they might think they have better things to do. This is perhaps why girls are overtaking boys in the league tables. Many people suggest that, because boys were achieving more highly than girls, the governing board added coursework to GCSEs in order to benefit the girls. I believe this statement to be incorrect and a biased view. This again shows the vast differences between the sexes, which would imply different teaching would need to be employed when teaching either a boy or a girl. Boys seem to prefer precise tasks which do not involve vast ammounts of work to do at home or too much initiative. This is perhaps why coursework benefits girls. Girls seem to have more initiative and are more prepared to work out of school. This again supports the arguement that single sex schools are better for both sexes. Many girls think...
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On December tenth 1948 in the Palis de Chaillot in Paris, the United Nation's General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The document is made up of thirty articles which deal with a series of basic human rights and duties. It follows the premise that " the declaration is a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the people of member states themselves and among the people of territories under their jurisdiction." However this is not always the case, infraction to the human rights code are all too often practiced, today as much as 50 years ago. War crimes in the former Yugoslavia, terrorist acts in the Gaza strip, Political prisoners in China, the disappercidos of Chile and Argentina, female genital mutilation in orthodox Muslim communities are all too common. However the message this document stands for is one for the universality of man and woman kind alike. It tells of such basic rights as freedom and life that are owed to every human being regardless of the language she speaks. They are inalienable in the fact that human rights have no boundary and are sovereign to no king or state. Shue seems to disagree with this, since in describing the comparative advantage theory of government he mentions that "each nation's own government (or other social institutions) are best able to care for the welfare of the people of that nation..." This latest theory provides some backing for 'cultural soveirgnty', however it does so by demeaning the universality of...
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Introduction As more and more students go online and spend more time on the Internet (Pastore, 2001) [summary], web site navigation has become more important in helping students find information for their studies. This paper details navigational design techniques that help web site designers make their navigation more user-friendly, especially for educational users, such as university students and researchers. The Purposes of Navigation Krug (2000, p.59) [summary] outlines these as firstly, telling users how to find information, for example by offering menus and search functions, and secondly, helping users to understand their location in the site by using page titles, breadcrumbs, colour coding etc. Thirdly, navigation gives users an overview of the site's content, for example through site maps and the text of the menus. Finally, navigation shows users how to use the site if the site requires some kind of process, such as registration or login, for example as in WebCT. Standard Navigational Components These are usually available as links on the home page. The logo of the organisation identifies the site and is usually visible on most pages. The logo can help to assert the authoritativeness of this source of information, which is especially important to students as the Internet contains many pages that are not quality controlled by independent editors (Schroeder 2001) [summary]. Outside the home page the logo is often a clickable link to home. Although many users are now familiar with this convention, it may help new users if the logo looks clickable, for example if it is on a button, or if an explanation pops up when the mouse is placed over it. Users expect the logo to be positioned in the top left corner of the page (Bernard, 2001a) [summary]. Home pages should also give a site description or 'tag line', informing the user of what they can do...
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A Moratorium on The Death Penalty Should Be Enacted In Illinois Due to the recent releases of newly exonerated Death Row inmates, individuals and organizations are calling for a moratorium- a cooling off period for state executions. The cases of just a few inmates makes it apparent that this would be a necessary step to save innocent lives. After 17 years in prison, Illinois Death Row inmate Anthony Porter was released from jail after a judge threw out his murder conviction following the introduction of new evidence. This reversal of fortune came just two days before Porter was to be executed. As reported in USA Today, Porter's release was the result of investigative research as conducted by a Northwestern University professor and students. The evidence gathered suggested that Porter had been wrongly convicted. Were these new revelations and the subsequent release of Porter a lucky break or a freak occurrence? Not likely, reports DeWayne Wickham, also of USA Today. He points out that since the reinstatement of the death penalty in the United States in 1976, of those sentenced to death, 490 people have been executed while 76 have been freed from Death Row. This calculates into one innocent person being released from Death Row for every six individuals that were executed. This figure correlates with the 1996 U.S. Department of Justice report that indicates that over a 7-year period, beginning in 1989, when DNA evidence in various cases was tested, 26% of primary suspects were exonerated. This has led some to conclude that a similar percentage of inmates presently serving time behind bars may have been wrongly convicted prior to the advent of forensic DNA typing. Whitehead 2 Amnesty International, in its 1998 report Fatal Flaws: Innocence and the Death Penalty, supports the American Bar Association's call for a...
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Immigrants come from all over the world. They fled their country seeking to fulfill their wants and necessary needs to live. The United States of America offers great job opportunities and a healthy environment to live. Some of the countries that illegal immigrants come from are: Mexico, Canada, and China. The majority of immigrants in America are Mexicans. They come to America frequently and they come in large groups, such as families. The Mexican and American border are parallel to each other, making it easy for Mexico residents to illegally cross the border and seek their new life in America. People migrate from country to country searching for a better life. Some of the reasons for leaving their homeland to become residents in America are: wealth, prosperity, hardship, poverty and family. Sometimes, their previous country they resided does not provide enough money to live. Money is a big factor why immigrants flee their country. Nothing in the world is free and sometimes jobs are not so easy to get, especially with no education. Most immigrants (if not all), live in poverty. With no education, jobs do not come easily, making it hard to live in their country. America offers both, education and job opportunities. Sometimes, immigrants realize they do not want their children to live like they do, so they make the run for the border. If an immigrant is pregnant and comes to America, gives birth on U.S. soil, the child and parents are now legal citizens of the United States. The reasons why America is effected and objects to immigration is: population, it brings in cheap labor and it lowers America's living standards. A long time ago, America had room for immigrants and welcomed foreign visitors, until about ninety years ago that changed. Congress passed a law limiting the number...
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Jews came for religious freedom Italians and Asians came for Work Russians came to escape persecution America had jobs America had religious freedom America was hyped up in many countries as "Land of Opportunity" Italians Voluntary White Catholics and Roman Catholics Russian Jews Voluntary White Jewish Greeks Voluntary White Eastern Orthodox the and the and if it is not a real essay because it is not what i want to be doing. i have to have enogh Slavs Voluntary White Christian Eastern European Jews Voluntary White Jewish Armenians Voluntary White Christian Asians on boats arrived at Angel Island in San Francisco or Seattle Europeans arrived in Ellis Island in New York 1. Most immigrants settled near the port of entry (Ex: New York, Seattle) If diseased they were quarantined Settled in large cities such as Polish Chicago Cleveland Buffalo Detroit Milwaukee Wallington Italians New York Chicago Cleveland Buffalo Detroit Milwaukee Only 2 Percent went South Earned about $5-$10 a month in 90 hour work weeks Polish - Were treated with little respect and formed their own communities Italian - Italians were treated with some respect but not much and formed their own communities. Most came here to see family Jews - Were treated with little respect and formed their own communities Asian - Were treated with no respect but formed their own communities America had religious freedom America was hyped up in many countries as "Land of Opportunity" Italians Voluntary White Catholics andJews came for religious freedom Italians and Asians came for Work Russians came to escape persecution America had jobs America had religious freedom America was hyped up in many countrieAsian - Were treated with no respect but formed their own communities America had religious freedom America was hyped up in many countries as "Land of Opportunity" Italians Voluntary White Catholics andJews came for religious freedom Italians and Asians came for Work Russians came to escape persecution s as "Land of Opportunity" Italians Voluntary Roman Catholics Russian Jews Voluntary White Jewish Greeks Voluntary White Eastern Orthodox...
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Tone is the reflective attitude the poet attempts to evoke in her reader. When a person speaks they are able to bring to mind both a literal meaning (denotation) as well as a connotative meaning. The connotation of a sentence spoken is noted by "body language, intonation, word choice and many other subtle nuances that allows the speaker to effect a desired reaction from her listener. The poet must use word choices, placement, hyperbole, metaphor, paradox, irony, and satire to place the reader into the mental mood that will give more credence to her chosen subject. I am a proud member of a group of poets who are as diverse as any one could meet in a world as diverse as the one we all share. I have chosen to use the works of some of the poets to illustrate the use of those tools of tone a poet must master to allow the "feelings" she has to be projected to their readers. TONE The poet's or persona's attitude in style or expression toward the subject, e.g., loving, ironic, bitter, pitying, fanciful, solemn, etc. Tone can also refer to the overall mood of the poem itself, in the sense of a pervading atmosphere intended to influence the readers' emotional response and foster expectations of the conclusion. Sidelight: In spoken language we recognize tone by inflections of the voice and by the demeanor of the speaker; in poetry, tone is conveyed through the use of connotation, diction, figures of speech, rhythm and other elements of poetic construction. (Compare Content, Form, Motif, Style, Texture) CONSONANCE A pleasing combination of sounds; sounds in agreement with tone. Also, the close repetition of the same end consonants of stressed syllables with differing vowel sounds, such as boat and night, or the words drunk and milk in the final line of Coleridge's "Kubla...
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The definition of 'infatuate' in the Oxford Dictionary is: 'affect person with extreme folly'; 'inspire with extravagant passion'. This sounds very much like a definition of a teenager. Teenagers are known for their folly – thoughtlessness, foolishness and rashness. And quite often they get away with it while adults will not, just because of their age. Teenagers are even better known for the extravagant passion they put into activities, i.e. sport, the opposite sex, friends, themselves, partying, music and movies. Yes, I would say teenagers are infatuated with life itself. Unfortunately the two main aspects of infatuation also highlight the negative issues in so many teenagers' lives. Their folly and their passion sometimes lead them to do things they wouldn't normally consider doing, like substance abuse and careless sex. Gone are the days when a teenager's birthday party was celebrated by going to the movies with a few close friends. Nowadays they throw massive parties without adult supervision. Everyone attending the party will surely enjoy themselves, all they need is that key ingredient, guaranteed to make them more beautiful and more confident; alcohol. Many young people believe that the success of a party is measured by how much alcohol is available. They will simply not attend a party unless they are ensured that they can get their hands on some alcohol. They have become infatuated with this seemingly 'all powerful substance'. What many teenagers are not aware of is where unreasoning love for alcohol will lead them. Unfortunately, they do not see that this wonderful concoction has many negative consequences and can cause severe problems in their futures. Some teenagers are lucky, they will experiment and stop, or continue to drink occasionally without significant problems, but many others will develop an addiction. Drinking often makes people do stupid and embarrassing things, which they later regret. They develop...
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Dial-Up Scripting Command Language For Dial-Up Networking Scripting Support Microsoft offers 90 days of no-charge support for retail versions of Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, including questions regarding Personal Web Server, beginning the first time you contact a Technical Support Professional. If you have upgraded your Internet Explorer browser since you acquired Windows 98 Second Edition, you may be eligible for additional no-charge support. For more information, see the Product Support topic in Internet Explorer Help. To receive Standard No-Charge Support, in the United States, call (425) 635-7222, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. In Canada, call (905) 568-4494, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Toll charges may apply. If your Microsoft product was preinstalled on or distributed with your personal computer, the personal computer manufacturer is responsible for providing your product support. Contact the manufacturer or source from which you obtained your Microsoft product. If you have a question regarding Microsoft Transaction Server, Microsoft Message Queue Server, or Microsoft Data Access Components, see the Pay-Per-Incident topic included in the Direct Assistance section of this Help file. NOTE: Support may be limited if you are running Windows 98 Second Edition on hardware that is not on the Hardware Compatibility List. You can find the Hardware Compatibility List on your Windows 98 Second Edition disk or CD. However, the list is updated as necessary. To view the most current listing, see http://www.microsoft.com/hwtest/hcl. Pay-Per-Incident Support ------------------------ If you require support after normal business hours, if your 90 days of Standard No-Charge Support for Windows 98 Second Edition and Personal Web Server have expired, or if you need support for Microsoft Transaction Server, Microsoft Message Queue Server, or Microsoft Data Access Components, you can purchase Pay-Per-Incident Support as follows: If you have a question regarding Windows 98 Second Edition or Personal Web Server, you can purchase Pay-Per-Incident Support for a fee of $35 US per incident in the United States by calling (800) 936-5700, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. In...
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Introduction to Environmental Indicators Indicators are an information tool which allow us to measure environmental and other trends. Indicators can provide both a snapshot of a current situation, and the means to observe changes over time. Over the past few years, interest in the use of indicators for monitoring change has increased. Environmental indicators are being developed at many different levels - from the individual company, to sectoral and national indicators. Indicators may also focus on different aspects of the environment, depending on their use. For example, sustainability indicators need to incorporate the three pillars of sustainable development, that is, economic, environmental and social concerns, whereas state of the environment indicators focus more strongly on environmental issues. Eco-Efficiency Indicators At the company level, eco-efficiency indicators can be used to provide a measure of a business' resource efficiency, that is, how efficiently such resources as energy, water and key materials are being transformed into saleable product. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released a guide to eco-efficiency reporting for companies. The WBCSD suggests that eco-efficiency be expressed as a ratio of product or service value per environmental influence. As eco-efficiency increases, so should this ratio, with a ratio of 1:1 indicating that zero waste has been produced. Indicators can be used not only to monitor change, but also to identify inefficiencies in current practices or processes, set priorities for future work, evaluate the effectiveness of measures for improvement, and report to stakeholders on progress. They can provide an invaluable tool for companies in improving their efficiency....
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hello. how are you? are you good? i am too. i'm looking to start an essay but i dont know what you want me to write so i'm wriiting basic english so that to get access to the documents. in due time, i will write an essay myself. thats a promise. ho hum, i wonder how many people actually did copy this whole registration form.it should be easier to access as it gets to be quite a task to have to write an essay when i just wanna read what all you have available. the day shall soon be here that i will get access to the site. the site seems to be an ok site but i guess it means i have to write again and again to get through. to complete the words to 250 i am wondering what all i have to type. i'm sure i've crossed 250 but this computer refuses to accept it. hiopefully it'd be done by now. Introduction To perform the Industry Analysis it is better to follow Michael Porter's five forces model. This analysis framework was created so that it helps managers in their task to analyze competitive forces to the company. (Hill & Jones 80) This model is only one of the models that can be used for this task but it is one of the more popular models. The five forces that we will have to look at for this model are (1) the risk of new and potentia ... A day after a federal judge ruled the Federal Trade Commission lacked authority to create the national "do not call" registry, the House granted the agency specific power to maintain the list. The Senate is expected to follow suit. "Fifty million Americans can't be wrong," Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-Louisiana, said, referring to the...
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Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. -Helen Keller Although faith is required perhaps it is not all that is required in order to be saved. Within the bible there is a conflict between the doctrines of two apostles. First the apostle Paul who believed that faith alone could save a person. Next the apostle James who believed that not only faith was required, but that actions were needed as well. When the two doctrines are compared they both contain a key similar beliefs, but a minor skirmish causes all the difference. Even though both Paul and James taught based on the same teachings controversy arises when the exact method of being saved conflicts. Their doctrines conflict when they talk of the exact way to be saved. In a letter to the people of Ephesus Paul tells them that they can be saved only through faith alone. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). James on the other hand when talking to a group of people tells them how faith alone is not enough. You see that a person is justified by what he does and not faith alone (James 2:24). In today's society the most widely accepted from of Christianity is Pauline Christianity. Those who follow Pauline Christianity believe that all it takes is faith that Jesus Christ was the Messiah who died on the cross for the sins of the people. And yet Paul never directly himself met with Jesus. James on the other hand a direct disciple of Jesus for many years has a conflicting view with that of Paul's. James believed that not only...
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