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If, despite all this good advice and your hard work, you are not asked back for a second interview or offered the job, you need to know if there is a problem you could solve. If you are getting interviews there is obviously little wrong with your application but failure at the interview stage can throw you into a flurry of self-doubt at a time when you need it least. It is quite acceptable to ask the interviewers for feedback (their view of your performance and how you came across). Write to, or preferably telephone, the organisation as soon as possible after you hear the result and ask for interview feedback. Sensible though this is, it may not always be possible to get constructive feedback. If the interviewer cannot or will not help, you can always do some careful post-interview analysis and perhaps talk to a careers adviser about how the interview went. ¡®I expected to be disadvantaged as a 37 year old new graduate, so I took job hunting seriously. I read books about job hunting, and how to write a winning CV and I practised wearing suitable interview outfits well in advance - having spent years going to work wearing dungarees I needed to practise! I spent a long time identifying skills and experience from my assortment of previous jobs that I could claim to be relevant or transferable. As it turned out, my age didn¡¯t seem to be a disadvantage at all. I think what was an advantage for me was that I¡¯d thought hard about what I wanted and what I could offer to an employer, so I could be fairly decisive and confident. Also, I found that I and other mature students had acquired a great deal of understanding of how things get done in real life...
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Eugene Fama was an undergraduate student at Tufts University when he first began to develop an interest for economic theory (Tuft's E.Newz). Mr. Fama worked for a professor who was trying to develop a "buy - sell" formula for the securities market based on price momentum (News-School). The phenomena accompanied with his study, plus the skills that he acquired while evaluating stock market data, drew Mr. Fama to the University of Chicago where he would finally develop what is known today as the "Efficient Market Hypothesis". INTRODUCTION This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence on the "Efficient Markets Hypothesis". After a discussion of the theory and its relevant forms, empirical work concerned with the adjustment of security prices to the three relevant information subsets is considered. First, weak form tests, in which the information set is just historical prices, are discussed. Then the semi-strong form tests, in which the concern is whether prices efficiently adjust to other information that is obviously publicly available, (e.g., announcements of annual earnings, stock splits, etc) are considered. Finally, strong form tests concerned with whether given investors or groups have monopolistic access to any information relevant for price formation is reviewed. Next, this review will discuss some particular problems associated with testing the Efficient Market Hypothesis; specifically the setbacks associated with developing a benchmark (or expected return) when applying the CAPM model. Furthermore, this review will identify some specific anomalies associated with the Efficient Market Hypothesis; illustrate the evidence of abnormal returns, and describe the empirical research performed to identify the causes of occurrence. Finally, this review will introduce the recent evolution of "Behavioral Finance", a concept that has been initiated in attempts to enhance the understanding of investors and the Efficient Market Hypothesis. EFFICIENT MARKET HYPOTHESIS According to the theory of "Stock Market Efficiency", an efficient market fully and accurately...
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The journal that I choose to do is about children who fail to thrive. These children do not eat like normally children their age. The researchers in the article want to see if the children who thrive more to eat if given more energy intake. So the test will consist of twenty seven one year olds who fail to thrive and twenty seven one year old who are normal weight. They will then give the children two test meals on two separate days at their own home. They meals will either consist of a high energy drink or a low energy drink. They did the experiment as a double blind experiment, which meant neither the parent or the experimenter knew which drink the baby was going to be drinking. The result of the experiment was that normal weight babies responded to the high energy load as a subsequent meal where as the abnormal weight babies didn't. In my opinion I don't think this was a good experiment. There were too many things that went wrong. There were babies that dropped out of the experiment which could have altered the result some. I do think it was a good idea however to have the experiment be a double blind experiment because I think that if someone giving the babies the drinks knows it could have altered the results. I know with other experiments that I have done in my other psychology classes that people act differently when they know what they are giving the patient (baby). I also think that there are other things that need to be taken into consideration in why these babies do not thrive to eat. They may have stomach problems or have other problem that the doctors are unaware of. I also think this a bad way...
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One would think that in this modern age there would be little worry over diets that are deficient in any major ways by lack of access to nutrients as opposed to intentional omission. Unfortunately this is not the case. Most of us in developed Western countries find ready access to most key food groups. However there are many in the world and even in the United States that do not have this same access. In this paper we will explore the diseases of Marasmus and Kwashiorkor and the associated causes, effects and treatments. PEM/PCM Defined Malnutrition as a whole can be defined and is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "an imbalance between the supply of nutrients and energy and the body's demand for them to ensure growth, maintenance, and specific functions." When addressing this from the specific viewpoint of a protein deficiency we come to a collective group of nutritional disorders and diseases called protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). This group is composed of two disorders that include marasmus and kwashiorkor (Hendrick Health Systems, 2003). Marasmus comes from a Greek word marasmus that means wasting or withering. Marasmus is caused by too little consumption of protein and calories and is seen visibly as severe emaciation. Kwashiorkor is a word taken from the native language of Ghana and means "the sickness of the weaning." Kwashiorkor is somewhat different from marasmus in that the affected person usually had sufficient calorie intake but is lacking severely in proteins and edema is normally present in kwashiorkor but is absent in marasmus (Hendrick Health Systems, 2003). Effects of PEM PEM affects many bodily systems and almost every organ. Marasmus and the lack of caloric intake results in the body depleting its own fat and energy reserves and ultimately results in severe emaciation in the effected person. There is extreme...
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Nuclear Power has always seemed to be a scary word to many Americans. When people think of nuclear power, they think of bombs and mass destruction. Nuclear power now is more than just turning a country to glass. Nuclear Power has other uses, such as powering our Warships and Submarines, as well as many of our homes. The debate over nuclear power now is whether or not it is economical or safe to use. France has taken Nuclear Power in with open arms. Since the oil crisis in the mid 1970's, France was in need of a source of power. France adopted Nuclear Power, building U.S. designed plants (Hecht 96). French policy makers saw only one way for France to achieve energy independence: nuclear energy, a source of energy so compact that a few pounds of fissionable uranium is all the fuel needed to run a big city for a year (Palfreman 177). Plans were drawn up to introduce the most comprehensive national nuclear energy program in history (Palfreman 177-78). Over the next 15 years France installed 56 nuclear reactors, satisfying its power needs and even exporting electricity to other European countries (Palfreman). Also, these plants opened up new jobs. Areas would also grow with such a huge source of power. It could spur the economy in those areas, since power supply would be very abundant. Another Advantage to the use of Nuclear Power is that it doesn't produce CO2 gas, which contributes to global warming. Coal-burning power plants produce large amounts of CO2 gas, which also contribute to Acid Rain (Committee 110). Since over 50 percent of the United States' energy comes from coal-burning plants, global warming is a major issue (Committee 111). Coal-burning plants are also more costly in ways. With natural resources declining, electrical power costs are increasing. Mining for coal...
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The sun and stars are seemingly inexhaustible sources of energy. That energy is the result of nuclear reactions, in which matter is converted to energy. We have been able to harness that mechanism and regularly use it to generate power. Presently, nuclear energy provides for approximately 16% of the world's electricity. Unlike the stars, the nuclear reactors that we have today work on the principle of nuclear fission. Scientists are working like madmen to make fusion reactors which have the potential of providing more energy with fewer disadvantages than fission reactors.Nuclear Energy should be produced because it is an alternative to fossil fuel. Nuclear energy helps to conserve our national resources that we use as fuel such as coil, oil, and natural gas. Another pro of nuclear energy is that radiation that is given off by nuclear energy is mostly thought of a very dangerous thing but it can be used in positive ways too. For example, if you break a bone a doctor can inject a radioactive phosphorous compound, which is a compound that concentrates on active growth surfaces of bone. Then the doctor can see which part of the bone has been broken or set in an improper position because of the phosphorous compound concentrating on that region. We should not allow nuclear energy production, because nuclear energy is how atomic bombs were created. Atomic Bombs is a bomb that derives its great explosive force from the sudden release of Nuclear Energy through the fission, or splitting, of a heavy atomic nuclei. In Wold War II the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing thousands and thousands of innocent civilians. If it were not for nuclear energy this weapon of mass destruction would not be able to be made. Another reason nuclear energy production should not...
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added: 11/10/2012
Nuclear energy is one of the most efficient sources of energy available. It produces more energy than any other fuel of the same mass or volume. Nuclear energy does not produce any direct air pollution or greenhouse gasses. Nuclear energy comes in two forms: nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and continually become more efficient. Nuclear energy is an idea that came from the Soviet Union in 1954. By the end of 1989, 428 nuclear power plants were in the world. One hundred-eight of those resided in the United States. Fifteen countries in the world receive at least 30% of their energy from nuclear power. France is the leader, receiving over 77% of their energy from nuclear power plants. Japan follows France with a 33% dependence on nuclear energy, 26% in the United Kingdom, and 20% in the United States. Unfortunately, nuclear power in the United States is declining. The high cost to build a power plant, safety, radioactive waste problems, political/social issues, and other concerns are to blame for the decline in nuclear energy in the United States. No new nuclear reactors have been ordered or built in the United States in more than a decade. A significant reason for the decline in nuclear energy is the cost to build. When originally introduced, it was believed that nuclear power plants would produce energy "too cheap to meter." However, over one-hundred of the reactors ordered between 1970 and1980 were cancelled simply because they were too expensive to build. As the facilities become older, equipment must be replaced with safer, more advanced equipment. Reactor vessels-the pot that holds the Uranium- becomes brittle over time because it is constantly being struck by protons and gamma rays. When the brittleness becomes a safety hazard, the vessel must be replaced....
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Is nuclear energy good or bad? Nuclear energy is defined by Webster's Encyclopaedia as energy from the inner core or nucleus of the atom, as opposed to energy released in chemical processes, which is derived from the electrons surrounding the nucleus. Thus, since the atom was split, releasing nuclear energy for the first time, it ushered in a new era of political, economic and social debate in the history of humankind. For the first time humanity had to grapple with the intricacies that this new nuclear age brought with it. People had to struggle with the dichotomy of nuclear energy, in time recognising both the benefits and the drawbacks associated with nuclear energy. Thus, over time as people became more educated and the level of awareness about nuclear energy was raised (especially during the activist years of 1960's and 1970's) the question is nuclear energy good or bad was increasingly being asked. This essay will therefore discuss the value of nuclear energy. It will focus on very pertinent issues that have long been debated in the area of nuclear energy. These issues include aspects such as nuclear waste, environmental costs, nuclear safety, nuclear sustainability and nuclear weapons. Nuclear waste The fuels in nuclear power reactors are a major source of the most dangerous and most radioactive waste produced. In the last 50 years, irradiated fuel has been responsible for 95% of radioactivity generated. 500 pounds of plutonium and approximately 30 tons of high-level radioactive waste are produced by a 1000-megawatt nuclear power plant on average each year. Nuclear waste is thus a very important and real problem that society has to deal with. Governments and private nuclear plants have to adequately and effectively deal with the safe removal of nuclear waste. When not done so, nuclear waste has the potential to become a very bad...
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Nuclear energy should not be banned. Nuclear energy is more economical, causes less pollution and is a more viable option than coal-fired power stations. This essay will look at the good and bad sides of nuclear energy, some alternatives that we could implement instead of nuclear, and what nuclear energy is and what fuel is used to power the nuclear power plants. Nuclear energy is produced in either controlled nuclear fission or fusion in a nuclear reaction. The amount of energy released is much greater than that released from chemical processes such as combustion. The energy source used to heat the water, to create the steam that drives the turbines in a nuclear power plant is uranium. Although it is usually in small amounts, uranium does occur naturally in most rocks. Uranium is mined, milled and enriched to form a powder, which is compressed into pellets and placed in tubes. These tubes are the fuel elements for the core of the nuclear reactor. People do not realise how potentially more economical nuclear energy and nuclear power plants are. Nuclear fuel is small in volume when compared to how much energy is produced. While the average coal-fired power plant needs approximately eleven train loads of coal daily, a nuclear power plant of the same size only requires one truck load of fuel a month. Nuclear energy is also seemingly more reliable, as the fuel needed to create the energy, uranium, is evenly deposited around the globe. Unlike oil, which cannot be accessed if international relations breakdown, uranium would still be able to be accessed and fuel the reactor in a nuclear power plant. Nuclear energy also causes less pollution than other sources of energy, such as coal. If the electricity produced by nuclear reactors in one year had been generated by burning coal,...
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A Nuclear Reactor The term Nuclear Reactor means an interaction between two or more Nuclei, Nuclear Particles, or Radiation, possibly causing transformation of the nuclear type; includes, for example, fission, capture, elastic container. Reactor means the core and its immediate container. Nuclear Reactors are used to produce electricity . The numbers of Nuclear Reactor plants have grown sufficiently . Electricity is being generated in a number of ways, it can be generated by using Thermal Power. It can be employed by using two basic systems a Steam Supply System and an Electricity Generating System these two systems are related to each other. The Steam Supply System produces steam from boiling water by the burning of coals and the Electricity Generating System produces electricity by steam turning turbines. The Nuclear power plants of this century depend on a particular type of Nuclear Reaction, Fission (The splitting of a heavy nucleus like the uranium atom to form two lighter "fission ! fragments" as well as less massive particles as the Neutrons). In the Nuclear Reactors this splitting is induced by the interaction of a neutron with a fissionable nucleus. Under suitable conditions, a "chain" reaction of fission in which events may be sustained. The energy released from the fission reactions provide heat, part of which is ultimately converted into electricity. In the present day Nuclear power plants, this heat is removed from the Nuclear fuel by water that is pumped past rods containing fuel. The basic feature of the nuclear reactor is the release of a large amount of energy from each fission event that occurs in the nuclear reactors core. On the average, a fission event releases about 200 million electron volts of energy. a typical chemical reaction, on the other hand releases about one electron volt. The difference, roughly a factor of...
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