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The Financial Accountant is the focal point for the financial accounting process of the company, ensuring the daily financial controls operate as planned as well as making a major contribution to internal and external reporting requirements. Accountants must also be able to draw up a set of financial records and prescribe the system of accounts that will most easily give the desired information; they must be capable of arriving at a comprehensive view of the economic and the legal aspects of a business, envisaging the effect of every sort of transaction on the profit-and-loss statement; and they must recognize and classify all other factors that enter into the determination of the true condition of the business. Accountants must also enjoy working in a numerate environment and have a good working knowledge of accounting information. They should have an inquiring, analytical mind and be able to work logically, consistently and accurately even when under pressure. They need to be self-motivated individuals with the ability to manage their time efficiently. Accountants need management skills as well as knowledge of the general economic environment in which they operate. They need to keep themselves up-to-date with the regular changes in financial rules and regulations and have the ability to quickly recognize the implications of such changes on their employers' or clients' affairs. Accountants work with people from all walks of life and therefore effective interpersonal skills are essential. They should be confident individuals with the ability to put people at their ease and inspire confidence. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills and be able to discuss and explain financial issues with both fellow professionals and those with little or no financial background. But the role of a bookkeeper is quite different, bookkeeping clerks handle all financial transactions and recordkeeping. They record all transactions, post...
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Coming to Howard University I will be an great asset to the school. As an asset I will bring more programs to Howard University to help out with student events. Some examples of student events would be tutorials, forums, and being apart of HUSA(Howard University Student Association). I want to represent Howard University and show the community what the university is capable of producing dance choreographers. As a young African American I want to encourage other African Americans to attend Howard University. I could be like an recruiter, someone who would go into the communities and let the people know how outstanding Howard University is, and let people know about its history. Coming in as a freshman I want to be able to represent my freshman class as a leader, but since I will be a transfer student; I would run my sophomore year to be the leader I know I am capable of being. In high school I was president of SAVE(Students Against Violence Everywhere) being president taught me how to become a better person within myself and with others. As a child growing I always wanted to be like Fatima, which is a dance choreographer who choreographs from gospel to R&B artists. I have been looking up to her since the age of 10. While attending Howard , I want Howard to teach me to be better than Fatima is. I want to be the best choreographer that ever lived. Coming to Howard University I will be an great asset to the school. As an asset I will bring more programs to Howard University to help out with student events. Some examples of student events would be tutorials, forums, and being apart of HUSA(Howard University Student Association). I want to represent Howard University and show the community what...
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Do you feel stress in your life? Does this affect the way you live and work? Many things currently going on in one's life, such as work, health, family and finances, can cause stress. It is how we individually identify the root cause and begin working on managing them effectively. As adult learners, there are various aspects of our work life that cause each of us some form of stress. We discovered these potential areas of stress related to your work life and shall try to make suggestions on how to overcome these. According to the Health and Wellness resource center, stress has been defined in different ways over the years. Originally, it was conceived of as pressure from the environment, then as strain within the person. The generally accepted definition today is one of interaction between the situation and the individual. It is the psychological and physical state that results when the resources of the individual are not sufficient to cope with the demands and pressures of the situation. Thus, stress is more likely in some situations than others and in some individuals than others. Stress can undermine the achievement of goals, both for individuals and for organizations (S. Michie. Jan 2002). One item we determined might cause stress at work are your co-workers. This may be for many reasons, such as: ignorance of their responsibilities, unreliability, jealousy or competition that may come with some positions like commission sales, or the potential growth opportunities within an organization. A suggestion for dealing with this type of stress might be to speak directly to your co-worker if this person is someone you can approach and discuss your concerns with. Maybe the issue that is of concern to you is something that your co-worker might not be aware of. If this does not work or is...
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In this essay I am going to discuss one of the major problems the world is facing today and that is population explosion. After the world war two the world's population enlarged enormously, owing to improvement in living facilities and development in science and technology, which resulted in increased birth rate, and decrease in neonatal mortality and morbidity. This dramatic rise in population in last century is causing problems for the health and economical status of not only the poor countries, but also for the developed and developing nations. One of the biggest problems caused by over population is food and water shortage .As the countries with limited resources are not able to meet the demands of this increased number. This will lead to malnutrition and diseases such as kwashiorkor and marasmus in younger children, and eventually it will be resulted in famines. The second major problem especially in developing countries like Pakistan is unemployment. This has very bad effect on country's economy with so much manpower is not working for the welfare of the country. Young people have no opportunities in rural areas and they migrate to cities .As result cities are overcrowded and most of these people live in slum areas in city suburbs, where they live in small rooms in large groups and no proper sanitation and ventilation. This is causing severe health problems like tuberculosis, skin diseases, as well as psychological problems like depression anxiety and psychosis. Thirdly, this alarming increase in population will result in lack of education in the new generation, as the governments will not have enough budget or fund to provide education to every child. Many children will not able to go to school or get basic education. This will be resulted in a further increase in crime rate and juvenile delinquency. In developing and...
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Alcohol is a drug that affects the functions of the mind as well as the body. It distorts the reasoning and judgement of even the most intelligent people and remains a central theme in a majority of legal incidents throughout the Navy. Responsible use of alcohol is completely acceptable and many Sailors choose to drink with no impact on their lives or the mission of the Navy. Tragically, there are those who do abuse alcohol. The result is degraded operational readiness, an adverse impact on safety, loss of duty hours, reduced efficiency and faulty decisions. Alcohol-related incidents (DUI/DWI) are a natural result of abuse and will not be tolerated. Other alcohol-related incidents include any conduct or behavior, caused by the ingestion of alcohol, which results in discreditable involvement with civil and/or military authorities. Events requiring medical care or involving a suspicious public or domestic disturbance will be evaluated to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor, and if substantiated, will be considered alcohol incidents. Under no circumstances is it acceptable for personnel to be under the influence of alcohol while at work or on duty. To ensure all personnel are fully informed of their roles in the Navy's "Right Spirit" campaign. We must be proactive in the prevention and elimination of alcohol-related incidents. And also by taking action when you see that a employee has fall short and drank to much help them and not let them just run wild because you could be in a sistuation similar to the one that your employee and or co worker is in. So help each other out and take action in situation like these....
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I vaguely remember standing in the hospital waiting room holding on to my mother's leg as an impatient little four-year-old. The year was nineteen-ninety and as I look back I can picture the doctor coming into the room as all of our eyes turned to his frowning face and I studied the deep lines in his forehead as he started to unravel the fait that was about to consume my favorite uncle, Jesse's life, to my parents and grandparents as they stood they're in total shock and horror. I was so young that I didn't no what was going on exactly, but I was certain that it couldn't have been anything good when I looked up and saw my family with tears in their eyes and my grandma weeping softly. It was apparent though that the reality hadn't settled in even yet. It came as such a shock, my uncle was so young and full of life and he now lay on his deathbed, all because of a choice that he had made, to abuse alcohol. It was so simple, he didn't have to choose that way if he didn't want to and I'm sure that he wouldn't have drunk alcohol that night before he got behind the wheel of his brand new shiny, blue Mustang, if he would have only know his destiny would be that hospital bed and then the grave. As such a young child I remember looking down at that lonely face peering from the coffin that stared back at me so cold, stiff and lifeless. I pause to think of what he could be now. He could be so happy. Why did he have to make that choice? Was it peer pressure? Or did he just want to have a good time? There are so...
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Alcohol abuse is a very dangerous and harmful illness that goes on all over the world. The age that it all starts is when you are a student in high school. Binge drinking is what starts to get High School students into trouble. They go through a whole week of school and when the weekend comes they just want to let loose and get drunk. Letting loose every once in a while can lead to binge drinking all of the time. Drinking alcohol in high school can lead to depression, and using other substances. Drinking alcohol underage while you are in school can lead to depression. Alcohol is really not the only thing that can make you depressed, but it is one of the leading causes. Often teens get depressed with alcohol after they have gotten into trouble with it. This could be with their parents, with the cops, or maybe even with their friends. Getting into trouble with the police for drinking could be for drinking underage, possession of alcohol, and possibly a DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Five percent of teens suffer from depression and two percent of that comes from alcohol. The reason alcohol causes teens to become depressed is they do not realize the difference from their actions today to their consequences tomorrow. Adolescence is a time to try new things. Teens use alcohol for reasons such as curiosity, relieve stress, and to fit in. Using alcohol at a young age increases the risk of using other drugs later in life. When teens want to fit in they will try just about anything including drugs. The most commonly used drugs are marijuana, stimulants (cocaine, crack, speed), LSD, PCP, opioids, heroin, and ecstacy. Most high school students are not in to all the drugs, but smoking marijuana has become...
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Karen George May 23, 2003 Algebra IIH Period 1 Algebra History Project 1. Picture A is Napier¡¯s bones and it was used for multiplication. Picture B is an Abacus and was a manual four function calculator. Picture C is a Vernier caliper and was used for measuring small objects. Picture D are dice and they are used for random-number generation. Picture E is a slide rule and was used for scientific computation. Picture F is a compass and is used for drawing arcs. Picture G is a quipu and is used for early Peruvian computation. Picture H is a pantograph and is used for drawing similar figures. 3. ¡Ç to 35 places is ludolphine number. 4. Googolplex 5. Lord Byron 6. Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer 7. Fractal 9. Infinity 13. Georg Cantor invented aleph null. It is the first infinite cardinal and denotes the cardinality of the natural numbers, or any countably infinite set, and aleph one would be the next cardinal number standing for the next size in infinity. 16. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson also known as Lewis Carrol 17. George Polya 18. Ten 22. A. Rene Descartes- Coordinate Systems- France B. Euclid- Plane Geometry- Greece C. Simon Stevin- Calculus- Netherlands D. Karl Friedrich Gauss- Complex Numbers- Germany E. Georg Cantor- Transfinite Numbers- Germany F. Nikolai Lobachevski- Non Euclidian Geometry- Russia G. Charlotte Angus Scott- Coeditor, American Journal of Mathematics- England H. Bertrand Russel- logic- England I. Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz- Decimals- England and Germany J. Al- Khowarizmi- Algebra- Iraq K. Benjamin Banneker- Almanac writer- United States L. David Hilbert- Twenty three problems- Germany M. John von Neumann- Game Theory- Hungary * The Chinese invented Pascal¡¯s Triangle in the tenth century. * The Indiana legislature tried to legislate the value of pie at 3.2 in 1897. * Absolute Value comes from the term absolute which means free from restriction or condition. It was first used by Karl Weiestrass in reference to complex numbers. * Galileo...
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Inthe present age the various societies of world despite the manifold advancement in science and technology are being persistently plagued by the serious social problems. The idea of setting up a global university can be a very helpful in solving the serious social problems like Illiteracy ,Poverty and aparthied,sexual abuse,drug addiction.Cooperation amongst various countries is defenitely required to solve these problems.Recent mutual agreement amongst the countries of the world against the terrorism has defenitely improved the condition and reduced the incidence of terrorist attacks.Such mutual cooperation can also be brought about in solving the issues like child labour. But the major drawback in such a setup can be the it can be a good stage for solving the problem common to the countries but certain problems are there which other societies are not even aware of like dowry system in southwestern asia to which most of the western countries are ignorant .Then why would they like to bear the expenditure for solving these problems which are exclusive to particular nations.So estabilishing such a university calls for rasing above the personal greeds of nations and looking at the problems as challenges against humanity. The nature of problems for each nation depends on the cultural history of the society and thus needs to be dealt in the similar context.This university can be an ideal place for cross cultural communication and thus creating awareness and respect for other cultures and hence looking at the positive aspects of other cultures and utilizing their methodology for tackling the problems.With the fast modernisation of the societies and the western culture rapidly replacing the traditional cultural values of developing countries like India.The socialists can be aware of the reprecurssions of the exceesive modernisation in advance and can get ready to deal with the future situation and avaoiding to be taken...
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All Quiet on the Western Front is a historical war novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. It is set during World War I on the battlefields on the western front of the war, between France and Germany. The book explores the lives and deaths of men who fight the war and how it tears them apart. The story is told through the eyes of Paul Baumer, a young man who fights for the German army and had joined with a few of his class mates before the war. From the very beginning of the book we see the horrors of war and how it is tearing apart the young men who fight alongside Paul Baumer. The most important idea Erich Maria Remarque wants the reader to know is that war is not romantic. War is evil and inhuman and the pain associated with war both mentally and physically will change the soldiers who fight in it forever. Paul Baumer, the books protagonist shows you the horrors of the War through his eyes and lays out Remarques ideas as Paul's world falls apart around him and nothing becomes worth living for. This first person view is very effective in structuring a very deep, dark and sickening that truly pulls the reader in and gets Remarques points across sharply. During World War I, there were 70,000,000 men and women in uniform, of that number one-half were either killed, wounded or became prisoners of war. Paul Baumer and his comrades, his school friends, Mueller, Kemmerich, Behm and Kropp are all part of that total in the end of the war, but Paul Baumer wants us to know that he and his friends were dead long before any bullets pierced their skin. In the last battle scene of the book, Paul and his one surviving...
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Conclusion From the analysis of my graphs, my results show that although there were various observations, the main one was that The Times in most sections had the longest sentences, and the Mirror had the shortest. This means that my first hypotheses of: 'The Times will have longer sentences than The Daily Mail, which in turn will have longer sentences than The Mirror' was proved correct. You can see this from my comparison of the three graphs, in 'Entertainment', 'News' and 'Sport'. In all of these sections, The Times had the biggest number of longer sentences, sometimes by vast amounts such as in the Entertainment section, where the Times median was higher than the upper quartile of The Daily Mail and The Mirror showing that the top 50% of the Times newspaper was higher than the top 75% of the other box plots (The Daily Mail and The Mirror)- shown on the left. These box plots and the cumulative frequency graphs that can be found with it, show that The Times had much longer sentences in some of the sections, providing further evidence for my hypotheses. However, there was one anomaly in the 'Sports' section, where it was shown that it was The Daily Mail, in fact, that had the largest number of long sentences and although this showed I did make a misjudgement that 'The Times' would 'have longer sentences than The Daily Mail', it still backed up that 'The Daily Mail' would 'have longer sentences than The Mirror'. This was shown in all my results, where The Mirror had the biggest number of short sentences. One can observe this judgement more closely on the cumulative frequency graphs of the three newspapers, where The Mirror is shown to go up the most steeply in the first square, showing that there were...
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Established in 1996 to help solve the problem of abandoned animals, we have become the largest and most successful no-kill animal shelter in North Carolina. Last year we found loving homes for approx. 2000 abandoned pets and provided spay/neuter services for approximately 3000. We currently house approx. 700 animals. Our cooperative agreements with animal control and humane organizations across the state have reduced the euthanasia rates in some counties by as much as 50%, thus saving taxpayers money and saving animals lives. Last year we saved approximately 2800 lives that were slated for euthanasia. We are the only shelter that specializes in rescuing these forgotten pets. We also receive animals being abandoned by their owners. Many we find left at our gates, some tied to the trees. We received over 800 anonymous animal donations this way last year. Please, give generously - volunteer - donate - adopt - foster. We at The Haven every day must meet the challenge of providing for 700 resident animals as well as doing our best to respond to approx. 50 calls per day from people seeking to surrender an animal. Last year we provided direct care for over 3000 animals, most of them are now adopted. Please make sure that the Haven has the resources to stop the abandonment and convenience killing of our communities' homeless animals. These homeless animals challenge us every day; will we notice them? Will we help them? Will we be there for them tomorrow? A visit to an animal shelter will prove that acting on impulse or appearance is NOT the way to welcome a pet into your home. The 8 to 12 million homeless cats and dogs that arrive in shelter each year (Cumberland County puts 800-1000 animals to sleep EVERY SINGLE MONTH!!) 25% of the homeless animals are purebreds. You...
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There are many various personalities within the families. Anne is a lively, outgoing young girl with positive, upbeat outlook on life. Margot is a shy, quiet, teenage girl with a reality based outlook on their situation. Then ;you have the two girls' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank. Mr. Frank is a leader, a business man, and a family man, He and Anne attract each other and have a very caring father-daughter relationship. The two share similar opinions and different feelings towards the others in the attic, but that keeps them close. Mrs. Frank and Margot are very similar, quiet, soft spoken, and don't make their opinions heard. They follow Mr. Frank and don't say much. This is why Mrs. Frank and Anne don't agree and why Anne prefers her father over mother. The Van Daan Family is very discombobbled, the boy, Peter, is quiet and embarrassed by his loud and hoity toity parents. Mrs. Van Daan is a rich spoiled woman who bases everything on her looks, she often yells at Mr. Van Daan and barks out orders. Mr. Van Daan is a scardy cat, he has enough money that if anything were to happen he would just pay them off. Everything revolves around money for Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan. Peter is a simple teenage boy. Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan get along for the most part, except for their quarrels. Peter is embarrassed by his parents but still loves them and tolerates them. Mr. and Mrs. Van Daans old way of life has created some difficulties. The other problems mainly are caused by little quirks people have like smoking, sleeping habits, using a room too long, small things end up in big fights. 2. Anne is like teens of today in the sense that she enjoys movies, movie stars, and pictures of them. Such as many of us do today. She also has an older sister that has already...
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"For whatever reason, strangers feel they have a right to criticize you and your appearance and behaviors." To my sister, what these people thought meant the world to her. Eating disorders are classified as mental disorders which are understood to have multiple roots, including depression, low self-esteem, sexual/physical abuse history, and a perfectionist attitude. While all of these elements are important to consider, the cultural and societal aspect is arguably one of the most significant factors to observe. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are two of the most recognized eating disorders in North America. Both disorders involve self-destructive conduct that develops from a goal to lose weight. Anorexia is characterized by starvation dieting, excessive exercising, and an intense fear of gaining weight. Bulimia, though marked by a similar fear of weight gain, is distinguished by episodes of binge eating, purging by vomiting, and excessive exercise possibly with the aid of diet pills. But while there are some similarities between anorexia and bulimia, they are separate problems. There is no single cause of anorexia nervosa, because it's a complex disorder with multiple causes that may be different for every person. From what is known it seems that this is a disorder of many causes that come together to produce the illness. These recognized causes include the nature of the personality of the ill, aspects of his/her family - its members and relationships, and stressful problems occurring outside the home, often at school. There is an increase risk in families in which there are previous cases of anorexia. This possibly indicates a genetic cause as well. Pressures and conflicts within the family are thought to be the primary cause of bulimia. People with the illness are most often overachievers and perfectionists and feel they can't live up to the expectations of their family and...
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Geography Studies, Coastal Zones Coastal zones may be described as narrow and dynamic. Coasts are the dynamic relationship of water, air, and land. Wind and waves, tides and currents, migrating sand dunes and mangrove swamps, and a variety of plant and animal life, all combine to form our ever-changing coasts. The dynamic nature of our ever-changing coasts is what gives it their great diversity. Narrow coastal zones tend to be more subject to natural erosion, which makes it easily visible. Narrow coastal zones have little sand on their beaches to be carried away and deposited so the seasonal changes that occur in summer and winter are very noticeable. Coastal lands and sediments are always in motion, constant breaking waves move sand along the coast, eroding sand in one area and depositing it on another beach up or down from the eroded area. Tidal cycles bring sand onto the beach and carry it back into the surf, during the seasons of summer and winter constructive (summer) and destructives (winter) waves transport or deposit sand and sediments down or up the coast. Rivers also carry sediment to the coast and build deltas into the open water where the river pours out into the ocean. Storms, which cause deconstructive waves, cause deep erosion in one area and leave thick over wash deposits in another. Plants retain sediment in wetlands and slow down movement of coastal dunes. Natural processes that change the water level also affect coastal dynamics. Taken separately, each natural process of coastal transport is complex; taken together; they create a very complex system that achieves a very dynamically balanced coastline. Sand dunes help absorb the pounding of high waves during and reduce over wash flooding during storms; bulldozing dunes to improve views of the sea destroys this natural protection. Also human actions lead to...
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Man has long struggled for the perfect happiness. Some have tried to find their paradise through drugs, sexual promiscuity, and worldly possessions. In his novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley creates a paradise on earth through scientific technology. In this world, everyone is happy, employed, and satisfied with his or her place in life. This Utopia, however, is achieved at the cost of humanity, which is defined by individuality, love, and free choice. Individuality becomes taboo. In order to create stability in the world, a process called The Bokanovsky Process is instituted to create the lower groups. In this process, one egg is taken from a female, and then it is forced to "bud". Each egg can "bud" up to ninety-six times, creating up to ninety-six identical twins. Deltas, Gammas, and Epsilons are born this way. The Bokanovsky groups "manned the benches of industry, where each process is carried out as far as possible by a single Bokanovsky group." After a fertilized egg is bottled, it is treated with alcohol surrogate and other poisons to ensure that the baby would be born with below average intelligence and physical stature. As a result of this procedure, "the population of the planet was fixed at two thousand million inhabitants with only ten thousand names between them." These people are nameless and have no identity in order to provide social stability. Those who are not created by the Bokanovsky Process are the upper caste groups. The Alphas and Betas are created each from an individual egg and sperm. They are bottled and treated with proteins that will ensure that they will be decanted healthy and worthy of their place in life. They, however, are without individuality, also. They use a drug called soma. People in Brave New World resort to soma when they feel depressed...
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The art of lying and deception has developed over centuries of mistruth and ||||||| , to become in today's modern world a necessity of life. The Oxford dictionary defines a lie as "an intentionally false statement used in order to deceive". Although condemned, lying is an act in which we all take part in. For many of us, lying is a daily habit which saves both time and pain. Whether denying an action to escape punishment or implying false statements to persuade or deceive, lying is an art, which if mastered can be a very useful tool in life. If used incorrectly, the consequences of lying can have a profound negative impact on our lives both socially and in extreme cases legally. Lying comes in many forms and variations depending on the situation it is to be used in. Verbal, visual and physical lies are used for many different purposes. In this piece of writing, you will develop and understanding of the uses and consequences of lying and deception, and also learn some techniques associated with an effective lie. One of the many uses of lying is deception. Deception can be defined as being mislead of the truth. Deception is all around us. Television, billboards and politicians are examples of the different levels of deception we are confronted with daily. Subtle deception evident on television and billboards, commonly used in advertisements is legal. When watching commercials such as the abrocker, the bodybuilders working happily on the machines have not developed their bodies on this equipment, but with years of gym work. People are lead to believe that they will look similar with ten minutes on the abrocker daily. In contrast, politicians are an extreme case of deception in which legal measure can be taken. In gaining the job as Prime Minister...
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Aspects of Health Psychology Many researchers over the years have been carrying out research to find out why eating disorders occur. An example of this is a journal paper on " Attachment Research On Eating Disorders". The journal paper will be briefly identified and evaluated critically. Then using the journal paper as a starting point the role of psychological processes in health will be reviewed. The journal paper outlines the fact that insecure attachment is common in the disordered population. The historical perspective was considered, stating the 'broad clinical literature on eating disorders predating the development of attachment theory but replete with references to abnormal familial or mother-daughter interactions' ( Ward & Ramsay & Treasure 2000). It is within the family structure and mainly the mother-daughter relationship, that a girl first learns her outlines of her social role. During adolescence the mother-daughter relationship loses none of its intensity or ambivalence. A mothers feeling about her daughters sexual development are experienced within the relationship. The mother herself has lived through the pressures of having a fashionably attractive body. Then the mother watches over the food her daughter eats (Obarch 1986). Alternatively many mothers are threatened by their daughters developing sexuality so they are unable to welcome and legitimate the exciting body changes that the young woman is going through. So the daughter seeks confirmation outside the family in magazines, which preach thin is beautiful in society. This is where anorexia originates from the pressures of today's society. In the journal, Bruch (1974) says 'the important aspect is whether the response to the child's need was appropriate, or was the superimposed according to what the mother felt he needed often mistakenly'. Bruch also went onto discuss the interrelationship between early feeding interactions and attachment, pointing out the interactive nature of the feeding situation. 'At the age of 12 months,...
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Assessment and Reporting Assignment Two Part A – Quality Assurance Quality assurance, while being an important aspect of the education system, can have both positive and negative influences on the professionalism of teachers and educators. Teachers as professionals can be harmed by Quality assurance mechanisms, by the actual process of picking apart the intricate workings of the school, through possibly unclear reasons or outcomes for the reviewing, and by inadequate evidence being considered for reviewing. Despite this, there are also some ways that teachers' professionalism can be enhanced through Quality assurance due to the complimentary aims of the service, namely to help teachers and schools with their accountability and to generally improve the standard of schooling for everyone involved. Teachers as professionals can be harmed by Quality assurance mechanisms if there is a possible lack of care taken by the reviewing panel when collecting evidence for the review. During a Quality assurance review there are a lot of activities taking place within the school setting, with people being asked to supply open and honest, though anonymous, evaluations of teachers' styles of teaching or competence at running the classroom. It is important that information such as this is not allowed to be used or collected in a disorderly fashion. The teachers that are being reviewed could inadvertently find out what certain people had said about their teaching, which could have negative repercussions on the teachers' attitude towards themselves, the person, and the whole reviewing process (Groundswater-Smith et al, 1998, p. 212). A teacher's professionalism can also be harmed by Quality assurance mechanisms when the purpose of the review is unclear, or when inadequate information is used to make hasty decisions and judgements about the teachers and the school. During the review process it needs to be made clear to the teachers and other people being...
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Atherosclerosis comes from the Greek words athero (meaning Gruel or paste) and sclerosis(hardness). It involves deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium and fibrin (a clotting material in the blood) in the inner lining of an artery. Atherosclerosis can affect the arteries of the brain, heart, kidneys, other vital organs, and the arms and the legs. When atherosclerosis develops in the arteries that supply the brain (carotid arteries), a stroke may occur, when it develops in the arteries that supply the heart (coronary arteries), a heart attack may occur. Atherosclerosis is a disease in which fatty material is deposited on the wall of your arteries, which narrows your arteries and eventually restricts blood flow. To help prevent atherosclerosis, a person needs to eliminate the controllable risk factors, high blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise. Diet recommendations include low-fat, low cholesterol, and low salt diet. Recommendations for treatment and control of hypertension, diabetes, and other diseases need also to be implemented. Body weight needs to be reduced if this gentleman is overweight and he needs to stop smoking if a smoker. He needs to get regular exercise to improve the fitness of the heart and circulation. Atherosclerosis is a slow, progressive disease that may start in childhood. In some people this disease progresses rapidly in their third decade. In others it doesn't become threatening until they're in their fifties or sixties. We are presuming this man who we will refer to as NORM has just been diagnosed and by changing his diet can slow the disease and even regress parts of it by leading a healthier lifestyle:- by taking steps to lower cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure, quitting smoking losing weight and beginning an exercise programme Fortunately taking steps to achieve some of...
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