Sudan’s 2007 GDP per capita (in terms of purchasing power parity) is ranked 128th in the world with $417. For comparison, GDP per capita in the US $43,500 the same year, ranked 8th in the world and 1st among G8 countries.
Sudan has 40.2 million inhabitants. 52% of Sudanese are black Africans and 39% are Arabs.
38.9% of Sudanese are illiterate. Interestingly, almost 50% of the females above the age of 15 are illiterate.
Life expectancy at birth
Average life expectancies for newborn males and females are 49.38 and 51.23 years, respectively. Continue reading
Employment at will – is the right of employers to fire employees for any reason and the right of employees to leave the company without any reason as well (Werhane 2003). This is a two sided agreement giving both the employer and employee the same right. I think that employment at will involves several ethical issues. For example, employers are free to fire with no reason or even based on the unfair reason (in the eyes of the employee). It raises such important issues as discrimination and unequal treatment of employees. Employment at will means that the employment is voluntary for both sides.
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964/1991 – prohibited any employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The act of 1991 has amended several sections to include the section on unlawful employment practices by employer (Werhane 2003). The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 have made employment discrimination not only unethical but illegal as well. I think that such statute was vital because all people should be treated with respect and only based on their professional skills but not based on any other factors. Continue reading
Level: Elementary school, 1-2 grades
Materials: Worksheets with printables of various shapes (hollow, dotted, dashed); colored markers; sheets of lined paper; pictures of animals; pictures of objects; cards with letters.
Objective: Learning new letters, achieving mastery and automation in students’ skills of writing letters.
Length: 1 class
The present lesson plan describes procedure of teaching students of first-second grade handwriting subject. During the course of this subject students must learn all letters of English alphabet, including proper letters’ formation and stroking in manuscript, achieve automation in writing letters, and gain mastery in writing words. On the current stage the students will learn some new letters, practice writing words containing both new and already known letters, and take part in activities that aim on achieving experience in handwriting and developing practice.
In the beginning let us briefly describe the content of previous lessons. During last lessons the students learnt several letters – o, a, i, c, n, m, and h using pictures and worksheets. They practiced in stroking these letters and writing the words like “mama”, “can”, “ham”, “main”, “coin”, “man” and others. Students already achieved mastery in writing these letters. Continue reading
I’m interested in obtaining the Master of Science in Systems Architecture and Engineering from USC for two major reasons. Firstly, in order to further advance in my career, I need to acquire the knowledge and skills offered by this course. I believe that the ability to make decisions in the modern technical environment is of great value to a specialist.
I strongly deem that my expertise is sufficient enough to fully absorb to contents of the course. I have 9 years of relevant professional experience in diverse environments. I have been employed in the capacity Network Engineer/Tech Support for Ericsson, System Engineer for Zarlink Semiconductor, and Software Engineer for Oberman, Tivoli, Miller & Pickert and Northrop Grumman. Presently, I’m working for the Boeing Company in the position of Embedded Software Engineer. As my duties include reconfiguration, maintenance, and development of the army common operating system, I felt the need to deepen my knowledge of systems architecture and engineering. Better and broader knowledge in this field would have enabled me to fulfill my obligations at work more effectively and perform my daily activities more quickly and skillfully. Continue reading
Traditionally, history was a very important science though at first glance it seems as if there is no practical use and necessity to study history. Peter N. Sterns in his article “Why Study History?” discusses this problem and attempts to convince a reader that history is of paramount importance and it is worthy to study.
In order to support his viewpoint he presents his reasons which explain to readers why history should be studied. In fact the author has a large view on history and its role in human life. On analyzing the problem, Peter N. Sterns reveals the fact that the study of history is important for the human society at large, and for each individual in particular. In other words, the study of history influences an individual and the community he lives in.
Obviously, the author is quite reasonable that makes his article persuasive. In this respect, it should be said that one of the main reasons is the fact that history provides a possibility to study the past that, in its turn, helps better understand people and societies that lived in previous epochs. In such a way, the contemporary people could better understand their origin and their present culture, traditions, socio-economic situation, etc. Moreover, the study of history and the past of human society could help find the identity that is particularly important in the contemporary world overwhelmed by the process of globalization, when the problem of the loss of national identity is particularly significant. Thus, history helps people identify themselves in the world community. Continue reading
IRTC Manufacturing Enterprises has decided to implement a new system to speed up the operations and contribute to the overall efficiency of the project. Taking into account the fact that this would be a second system update over the past few years, one should develop the right system to provide IRTC Manufacturing Enterprises with the right resources for several years in the future.
Since the billing system is not only about payment but also about the services that the customers are to receive, the system should not be fully sponsored by the billing department, but also by the customer service department. The customer service department will be quick to track payments and respond with the right services, inquires, questions and if necessary discounts, something that would take much more time if only billing department dealt with the payments.
In order to integrate the billing and customer service departments and allow IRTC Manufacturing Enterprises to stay close to the customer, one should adopt the new $25,000-worth add-on to the system to integrate the customer service functions. Despite a substantial expenditure and additional time required for the installation of the add-on, it is believed to prove beneficial to IRTC Manufacturing Enterprises in the future. Continue reading
We are all descended either from immigrants to America or from Native Americans. The sources of immigration were and still are so diverse that every person living in America has to a greater or smaller degree a cultural background that is different from the mainstream American culture. This statement might seem to be conflicting, but it is not. I would define mainstream or popular culture as the product of growth and interaction of mass media industries.
My Cultural Background
I personally come from a Russian background. My great-grandparents were born in Pinsk, Byelorussia and immigrated to Texas in the United States in 1916 just before the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. They have assimilated well in their new fatherland and they didn’t even bother to teach Russian to my grandmother and their other children. Although I have Byelorussian origin, I still consider my cultural background to be Russian, and it is. My grandparents converted to Catholicism, but they still observe some of the Russian traditions, especially national cuisine. Continue reading
I work in the hospitality industry. I believe I can benefit from this training experience, since influential presentation and public speaking skills are the keys to success both at the workplace and in other spheres of life. The ability to convey your ideas and persuade the other into backing them is the distinguishing feature of a charismatic leader.
Three desired attributes as a presenter:
Results I am expected to achieve in my role in my company: In my company, I’m planning to achieve significant improvements in the company’s Human Resources Management. Current HRM policies are barely effective and have negative impact on the overall performance. I need to persuade my superiors to accept the proposed changes. Continue reading
The contemporary society seems to be totally different from the societies of the past. This may be observed in different rites which used to be traditional even for the most advanced societies, including European and American. In this respect rites of passage seem to be particularly noteworthy, especially in relation to girls which were treated in a different way in the past than they are now.
The readings and lecture for this week reveal numerous facts that indicate at the rites of passage for both girls and boys and it is noteworthy that for the latter these rites were basically closely related to the body changes. To put it more precisely, the maturing of girls was associated with the start of menstruation. In fact the first menstruation symbolized a dramatic change in girls’ social position and attitudes of the surrounding people in relation to them. At the same time, nowadays it is hardly possible to imagine what those poor girls in the past had to come through in such an important period of their life. Continue reading
In order to better understand the staffing and retention strategies of Saks Fifth Avenue or Nordstrom, one should take a look at these companies, their nature of business and their demands for labor resources.
Saks Incorporated company, for instance, operates in 25 states and has over 60 different stores as well as another 55 off luxury stores present in another 24 states. This company is in the top of the line in fashion selling different types of apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, and shoes from well known designer brands such as Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and some of Saks private proprietary brands. The primary target market are females aged 35 to 55 with large disposable income although some recent attempts were made to target younger females as 80% of customers are affluent females. Saks incorporated possesses 2 segments: Saks Department store group and Saks fifth avenue enterprises. Saks department store group sells fashion apparel and decorative home furnishings, while Saks fifth avenue offers only luxury fashion apparel and gifts (Mathis, 2004). Continue reading