Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Housing and Trust Fund Article essays On July 10, 2002, the state and local housing trust funds in the House Financial Services Committee approved a dollar for dollar matching grant program, part of the larger H.R. 3995 Bill. The H.R. 3995 bill, also known as the Housing Affordability for America Act of 2002 was introduced by housing subcommittee chair Marge Roukema (NJ), and was aimed at reauthorizing a number of housing programs. These include the HOPE VI severely distressed public housing program, the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, and the McKinney Act's homeless housing Bill H.R. 3995 was only approved after a great deal of debate and controversy that surrounded the passage of a housing trust fund program on a national basis. This controversy began less than a month earlier when the House Financial Services Committee approved an amendment to the bill by Representative Bernie Sanders (VT). This amendment replaced an original provision that, within the HOME program, created a "new rental housing production/preservation component within the HOME program." In the end, when the new markup of Bill H.R. 3995 was later introduced, neither the original provision nor Sanders housing trust appeared. Instead, the matching grant program was approved. In conclusion, we see that political maneuvering can often create significant changes in governmentally regulated trust funds. This is significant, as approximately 500 million dollars every year are spent by 37 state trust funds and 280 local trust funds. The matching grant program, as introduced, had number of requirements, including certification ...
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Neodymium Facts - Nd or Element 60 NeodymiumBasic Facts Atomic Number: 60 Symbol: Nd Atomic Weight: 144.24 Element Classification: Rare Earth Element (Lanthanide Series) Discoverer: C.F. Ayer von Weisbach Discovery Date: 1925 (Austria) Name Origin: Greek: neos and didymos (new twin) Neodymium Physical Data Density (g/cc): 7.007 Melting Point (K): 1294 Boiling Point (K): 3341 Appearance: silvery-white, rare earth metal that oxidizes readily in air Atomic Radius (pm): 182 Atomic Volume (cc/mol): 20.6 Covalent Radius (pm): 184 Ionic Radius: 99.5 (3e) Specific Heat (20Ã °C J/g mol): 0.205 Fusion Heat (kJ/mol): 7.1 Evaporation Heat (kJ/mol): 289 Pauling Negativity Number: 1.14 First Ionizing Energy (kJ/mol): 531.5 Oxidation States: 3 Electronic Configuration: [Xe] 4f4 6s2 Lattice Structure: hexagonal Lattice Constant (Ãâ¦): 3.660 Lattice C/A Ratio: 1.614 References: Los Alamos National Laboratory (2001), Crescent Chemical Company (2001) Return to the Periodic Table
Friday, February 14, 2020
Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence - Essay Example Lincoln learned through his experiences while working on a farm, splitting rails for fences and store-keeping at Illinois. He partook as a captain in the Black Hawk war which was fought between the Indian tribes and native white settlers during their westward expansion. His political career began with his appointment to the Illinois state legislature and later gaining an admission to the Illinois bar. This was soon followed by his marriage to Mary Todd and his subsequent election to the U.S. House of Representatives. They had four boys but tragedy struck and three of their children succumbed to illnesses and one son worked as an attorney and served as the President of Pullman Company. Despite many success as an attorney and several personal sorrows, Lincoln rose again with sheer determination to be nominated as the President of the Republican party in 1860 and went on to become President in the year 1861. His strong belief in equality among the citizens and the need for a successful democratic union assured him the presidency. This was soon followed by the civil war that attacked the Constitution of the United States. The northern and southern regions of the country were divided on the issue of slavery and as a result many southern states which supported slavery pulled out from the Union and formed a separate Confederate of States. However, President Lincoln assured the people that his primary responsibility was to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and that this would be the warÃ¢â¬â¢s primary motive. He undertook every possible measure at war time to preserve the Union and the victories gained in the battles provided the impetus for issuing the emancipation proclamation through which Lincoln freed all the slaves who sustained the war of the confederate. At the end of the war, Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg address wherein he upheld that the war paved the way for a new birth of freedom
Saturday, February 1, 2020
3010 - Essay Example tiple learning styles, (4) information is presented via multiple channels, (5) grounded in personal reality, (6) conveys a clear goal, (7) earn and build on respect, and (8) create a friendly learning environment. Competent faculties are required to facilitate this to ensure efficient professional development of employees. Having professionals working in a business facilitates ease in the working environment and assurance of quality performance which is primarily the goal of every institution (Ulrich and Brockbank, p.243). 2. The legal context of employment decisions. It has been said by Bohlander and Snell (p.96) that when the HR management and all its functions are acted in compliance with the law organization and companies become more unbiased and more effective workplace. Awareness to the provisions of the law is therefore valuable in HR management especially in choosing the manpower for the organization. This way, occurrence of costly and time-consuming litigations can be prevented. 3. Building an HR Strategy. HR managers are expected to act in two manners when it comes to making decisions for the company. First is that they are fairly familiar with the business to be capable of directing the business strategy to be taken. And they play reactive role to initiate critical thinking among the members of the organization to come up with proficient strategy for the problem at hand. This criterion is necessary for HR managers to perfect to be able to help the members of the organization in arduous decision making and strategic planning (Ulrich and Brockbank, p.224). 4. HR Organization. Like in any other group of management of business, creating a clear organization is essential. This precludes confusion of authority, responsibilities and roles of each member. Selection of HR organization is base on the business organization type (Ulrich and Brockbank, p.179) and only after its fulfillment will the real value of HR management be achieved. 5. HR Competencies that
Friday, January 24, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The Globe Theater, an entertainment outlet for all people of that time, provided a place for Shakespeare's plays to be performed.Ã It was the third and most famous playhouse in London.Ã When it was built, it was one of the most important playhouses in London.Ã The Globe's architecture was intriguing for its time and its life was long and prosperous. The Globe was built by two brothers, Cuthbert and Richard Burbage.Ã They had inherited the Globe's predecessor, The Theatre, from their father, James Burbage (Williams 365).Ã Fearing their lease would run out, the brothers dismantled it and carried the materials to Bankside, where the Swan and Rose already stood (Britanica).Ã It was built using timber from the Theatre following a quarrel with Giles Allen, owner of the land (Miller-Schutz 21).Ã The Globe provided a third amphitheatre south of the Thames River in London.Ã It was the fourth or fifth playhouse in London (Westerhof). The architecture of the Globe was original for it's time.Ã It was built out of wood, hexagonal outside and circular inside.Ã The Globe was open to the weather except for the upper gallery which was covered with a thatched roof.Ã It was the first theatre in London to introduce protection from the weather.Ã There were doors left and right of entrances and exits.Ã The curtain recessed under the railed balcony (Williams 365).Ã Three galleries occupied the Globe, with a paved pit in the center (White 6). Peasants that sat on the bottom level were called "groundlings" because of the fact that they had to watch from the ground (Westerhof).Ã The stage was lifted from the ground with a low railing running round its edge (White 6). The Globe opened... ...th many intricate details C. Had levels for different social statuses III. Its life A. Enhanced the idea of playhouses being standard in the community B. Drew attention to Shakespeare's works C. Admission was cheap, but peasants could only watch on the ground level IV. Its plays and actors A. Plays drew thousands and brought messages to the people B. What the Globe lacked encouraged playwrights to overcome V. Shakespeare's influence A. Held a share of the Globe B. Wrote plays exclusively for the Globe C. His profits were made off his shares of the Globe, not from his scripts VI. The death of the Globe A. Burnt down due to a cannon shot during a play B. Rebuilt very quickly C. Closed down in 1642 by Puritans VII. After death A. New Globe is created Other theatres try to mimic its success Ã
Thursday, January 16, 2020
DetroitApril Woodson 4 February 2013 Newspaper analysis Tara Saunders Race riot in Detroit (June 20, 1943) The Detroit Riots, an article from The Chicago daily tribune was published three days after the riots. It talks more about the aftermath of the riots, after troops were ordered in and how it portrays the United States to the international community. The tone the article takes on is almost shameful and gives the vibe that not only should Detroit be embarrassed by the United States as a whole because the riots did spark racial tension in other cities like Los Angelas as well.Though the article is short the intensions of the message are very clear as it reads, Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬ ¦the race riots which had brought deep disgrace upon that community came to an abrupt endÃ¢â¬ ¦an important lesson to be drawn by the American people from this ugly incidentÃ¢â¬ ¦relations between the races in America have improved but we still have far to go before the problem can be regarded as solved. The ad vocates of super governments are asking us to believe that what we have not yet succeeded in accomplishing in America can be achieved with the stroke of a pen on an international treatyÃ¢â¬ (pg 1).Though the article is on the front page of this particular tribune issue, the location of the article in the newspaper gives one the impression that the riots are now a thing of the past. We know this because the article was published three days after the event and its proceeded by an article about control of rabies. The second article titled Ã¢â¬Å"F. D. R. for Troops in DetroitÃ¢â¬ which was also published by the Chicago tribune was written two days after the riots and it seems as though its attacking RooseveltÃ¢â¬â¢s decisions to call upon the militia to help stop the riots or explain the reasoning being doing so.He does give the crowd a chance to disperse before he sends out the troops, Ã¢â¬Å"Now, therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, do hereby c ommand all persons engaged in said unlawful and insurrectionary proceedings to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes immediately and here after abandon said combinations and submit themselves to the laws and constituted authoritiesÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ (pg 2). I think this is important to note because a lot of people think it was just an attack on innocent people.This article also seems like it was published at the height of the riots when everything was in complete and utter chaos. The author of this article isnÃ¢â¬â¢t necessarily analyzing the riots but rather the political reasoning behind how appropriate Militant intervention would be. This article is also brief but it is important as it covers a big milestone during the riots and ultimately one of the biggest courses of actions, which was the decision of F. D. R. to send in troops to Detroit.This shows just how bad the riots were at that point and in relation to the last article I think this article unknowingly gi ves the readers an insight into just how embarrassing the aforementioned Ã¢â¬Å"ugly incidentÃ¢â¬ really is. The third article from the Chicago daily tribune was also published two days after the riots. However this article takes up the whole front page with the title Army Rules Detroit it gives the impression that these were the last big moment of the riots, like the city was a damsel in distress and the Army was the superhero that came to rescue it.The article almost points to sum up the riots in the title by making three things obvious under the Army Rules Detroit we see in little letter, 23 die: Homes fired, shops looted in race riots, 700 wounded in wild disorders. Unlike previous articles its obvious this one was probably written by a racist author. The author of this article refers to black people as Ã¢â¬Å"NegroÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"negressesÃ¢â¬ . His tone makes it seem like African Americans are animals that cannot be tamed and the only option was military inter vention it also attempts to walk the reader through the state of the Detroit during the riot.Throughout the article we see subtitles like Thirteen Schools Closed, Trolley lines Suspend and Ammunition seized all theses titles seem to explain how out of control the city was, it gives us the bad side of the situation gives one the impression that things donÃ¢â¬â¢t seem to look up until the army arrives. Its not coincidence that this is such an in-depth analysis seeing how Chicago is right next door to Detroit. However although its obvious that the riots are the result of racial tension whenever the author quotes a white person he makes them seem like a victim while it may true in some cases he never sheds the same light n African Americans. Newspaper articles from the New York times arenÃ¢â¬â¢t as harsh and tend to concentrate more on what caused the riots, what law officials are doing to keep if from happening again as well how they are trying to punish the people who played major roles in the riot. Even democratic Representative John E. Rankin of Mississippi is quoted saying, Ã¢â¬Å" Detroit has suffered one of the most disastrous race riots in historyÃ¢â¬ (pg 1). It says a lot when politician in the south could say such a thing when a lot of racism during that time is rooted in southern states.The New York Times focuses a lot on the aftermath of the riots and provides coverage on how the presence of the Army helped. One article from the Chicago tribune is titled in bold letters Army Rules Detroit and when one tries to tie the agenda of the two newspapers together it seems as if the New York tribune picks up where the Chicago tribune leaves off. The Army arrives and then we get to see what the Army does and the control measures implemented to keep such riots from happening again. These articles in general are trying to put the public at ease, to reassure them that once again Detroit is under control.From the Washington post we see feelings of shame and e mbarrassment resurface again. One-article titled Detroit Tragedy begins with, Ã¢â¬Å"No American can escape a feeling of shame as well as sorrow over the race riotsÃ¢â¬ ¦such an outbreak is at its ugliest when it stems from race hostility. Ã¢â¬ Just like the New York times, the Washington post also suggest that the main cause of the riots was Ã¢â¬Å"the inadequate living facilities of a community which has become desperately overcrowded as a result of the war. (pg 3) When reading through this article words like, ugly, disgrace, dangerous, shame and enemy really stick out, these are the words that best describe the riots and the impact it had on the people. Throughout newspapers across the united states the riots where regarded as ugly and I think the aforementioned quote Ã¢â¬Å"Such an outbreak is at its ugliest when it stems from race hostilityÃ¢â¬ , best sums of the how the country viewed the riots.Though the riots only lasted twenty-four hours, during those hours the whole country was watching domestically and especially internationally with World War II also taking place. The Detroit Riots. Ã¢â¬ Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963): 12. Jun 23 1943. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1989). Web. 4 Feb. 2013 . Detroit Tragedy. Ã¢â¬ The Washington Post (1923-1954) Jun 23 1943: 8. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1996). 4 Feb. 2013 Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. Kelly Acts to Ease Detroit Riot Curb. Ã¢â¬ New York Times (1923-Current file) Jun 24 1943: 1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2009) with Index (1851-1993). 4 Feb. 2013 . Army Rules Detroit; 23 Die. Ã¢â¬ Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) Jun 22 1943: 1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1989). 4 Feb. 2013 . F. D. R. Order for Troops in Detroit. Ã¢â¬ Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) Jun 22 1943: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1989). 4 Feb. 2013 . By The, Associated P. Army P atrols End Detroit Rioting; Death Toll at New York Times (1923-Current file) Jun 23 1943: 1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2009) with Index (1851-1993). 4 Feb. 2013 THE NEW,YORK TIMES. Ã¢â¬Å"Three Counties Under Curbs. Ã¢â¬ New York Times (1923-Current file) Jun 22 1943: 7. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2009) with Index (1851-1993). 4 Feb. 2013 . Ã¢â¬Å"Detroit Calmer; Troops on Guard. Ã¢â¬ The Washington Post (1923-1954) Jun 23 1943: 1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1996). 4 Feb. 2013 .
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
BrooksÃ¢â¬â¢ Universal Issues and the Appeal to a Broad Audience BrooksÃ¢â¬â¢ poetry, so rich in personal detail and authenticity, often does not have to justify the moral side of issues like other poems usually do. Her work, for me, seems less confessional and more like realistic humanity, a difficult feat to accomplish when so much of the material speaks of inner turmoil, lost loves, and wistful sadness. Honest in tone and filled with common and often disturbing themes, the poems were ones I was able to connect with. Ã¢â¬Å"The MotherÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"The Sundays of Satin Legs SmithÃ¢â¬ are two poems that speak to me in terms of universal longing and pain. I have never had an abortion, but I know several people who have. In fact, last year I had an 11th-gradeÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Although it seems paradoxical to love someone and then kill him, Brooks makes it easy for readers to believe that this is what the speaker actually did. She writes of those special moments that only a mother can understand: Ã¢â¬Å"scuttle off ghostsÃ¢â¬ ¦control [the motherÃ¢â¬â¢s] luscious sighÃ¢â¬ ¦return for a snack of them with gobbling mother-eyeÃ¢â¬ (8-10). A mother will brave ghosts and monsters (real or imagined) for her child, and sometimes it takes amazing self-control to simply stop staring in disbelief at the beauty of the child you have created. When my son was a baby, I used to sit behind him and just breathe in his lavender baby-smell. I felt like I could Ã¢â¬Å"gobble him up,Ã¢â¬ and I still do Ã¢â¬â but he, of course, wonÃ¢â¬â¢t let me now. At 8-years-old he is a Ã¢â¬Å"big boy.Ã¢â¬ Brooks has somehow made the reader remember and re-live the good and beautiful aspects of having a baby; and yet, the poem is about abortion. By creating such a nostalgic mood in the reader, Brooks again takes the focus off of the terrible act of murder and waits until the second stanza to address the speakerÃ¢â¬â¢s regrets. With the nostalgic mood carrying over from stanza-one, the shift in stanza two works because the reader has already forgiven the persona for her sins. And yet, in answer to the readers who still have a difficult time accepting the harsh reality of the poem, Brooks makes a convincing argument in this second stanza, claiming that she still thinks about her babies, sheShow MoreRelatedMethods of Qualitative of Data Collection19658 Words Ã |Ã 79 Pages99 Data Collection Methods 99 categories or strict observational checklists. In this way, the researcher is able to discover the recurring patterns of behavior and relationships. After these patterns are identified and described through early analysis of field notes, checklists become more appropriate and context-sensitive. Focused observation then is used at later stages of the study, usually to see, for example, if analytic themes explain behavior and relationships over a long time or in a varietyRead MoreKhasak14018 Words Ã |Ã 57 PagesMonday, 26 October 2009 Preface This dissertation titled ART AS A RENDEZVOUS OF MYTH AND MIND: A PSYCHOANALYTIC AND MYTHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF O V VIJAYANÃ¢â¬â¢S THE LEGENDS OF KHASAK explores how the judicious selection and use of literary theory can account for the universal appeal of The Legends of Khasak, a belated self translated rendering of a famous regional work in Malayalam, Khasakkinte Ithihasam authored by the eminent writer O V Vijayan, and thus assert its artistic value. Divided into fourRead MoreStephen P. Robbins Timothy A. Judge (2011) Organizational Behaviour 15th Edition New Jersey: Prentice Hall393164 Words Ã |Ã 1573 Pagesfor mid-career contributions from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. In 2007, he received the Professional Practice Award from the Institute of Industrial and Labor Relations, University of Illinois. Books Published: H. G. Heneman III, T. A. Judge, and J. D. Kammeyer-Mueller, Staffing Organizations, 7th ed. (Madison, WI: Mendota House/Irwin, 2 011) Other Interests Although he cannot keep up (literally!) with Dr. RobbinÃ¢â¬â¢s accomplishments on the track, Dr. Judge enjoysRead MoreRastafarian79520 Words Ã |Ã 319 PagesJack Anthony Johnson-Hill, by viewing the essence of Rastafari as an experience of liminalityÃ¢â¬âthat is, a threshold experience of leaving Ã¢â¬Å"BabylonÃ¢â¬ but not yet arriving in the Ã¢â¬Å"promised landÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬âhas eliminated the possibility of routinization.7 Neville G. Callam argues that the movement has gained a kind of Ã¢â¬Å"functionalÃ¢â¬ routinization, partly through its ability to adapt itself to Ã¢â¬Å"contextual exigenciesÃ¢â¬ and partly because of the accommodating strategies used by the established order to defuse the Rastafarian