Colonization process undoubtedly brought considerable changes into the life, outlook and habits of Native Americans, let alone the environment. What was the attitude of Native Americans towards newcomers? To answer this question, it is important to say that at the beginning of the colonization there were a lot of conflicts between different tribes. Some of them hoped that newcomers would somehow improve Indians’ life standard with the help of more effective tools and innovative ideas.
Other tribes kept to the point that everything new brings new troubles. They believed that new life values and philosophy would have a negative influence on their culture and could even destroy it. Both were eventually right. On the one hand, Native Americans received new advanced tools for agriculture, which greatly contributed into the development of their culture, particularly farming. On the other hand, they had to pay too high a price for such conveniences. As an expression of gratitude, Native Americans taught colonists how to grow corn, potatoes, sunflower, tobacco and other plants. They shared knowledge concerning farming, hunting and proper organization of household. Continue reading
It is necessary to underline the fact that in order to provide services of the highest quality a company needs to be fully prepared for reception of clients and offering them services they need. In actuality, this means that a contemporary company operating in the tourism and hospitality industry should have facilities, well-qualified personnel, creative and material potential to organize various events, which may vary consistently from wedding to national sales meeting or trade show. In fact, the extent, to which a company could meet the expectations and needs of participants of such events, defines the customer satisfaction and, therefore, the popularity of the company and interest of customers to its services. Continue reading
Having decently earned her weight as one of the leading contemporary curators for post-WWII art, Donna DeSalvo’s essay on Open Systems: Rethinking Art c. 1970 (Tate Modern, London 2005) is an important contribution for the exhibition and its magnitude. The scope of DeSalvo’s account is rather wide, providing not only the essentials of the exhibition, but also the contextual framework of the works. Although DeSalvo herself warns from “the danger that one can promote only one reading” of the 1970s art, her approach is extremely holistic, ranging from the work and the artist to potential sources of influence on a single or a group of objects. Continue reading
There are many different types of pastime. Some people like to relax actively: traveling, dancing, fishing, gathering mushrooms and berries, hunting, etc. Others prefer reading, knitting, or embroidering. However, no matter how the person rests. The most important thing is that it gives a pleasure, helps to restore the strength and peace of mind.
I like to read interesting books and magazines, play computer games, watch TV, ride a roller skate, swim, and sunbathe. However, most of all I like a vacation at the Lake Wenatchee. Continue reading
Just-in-time production as compared to the more traditional just-in-case stock system have several important advantages and disadvantages. Starting with a brief historical excursus, just-in-time paradigm of delivering inventory was first introduced by Japanese manufacturers. This system is based on the arrival of materials and components at the production facility exactly when it is needed. In the 1980s, several U.S. manufacturing firms have decided to adopt the system, which has proven to be of great utility.
Nowadays this system is used by many firms in the West and beyond. As a result, the “inventories of both raw materials and finished goods have been dramatically reduced for these organizations, thus making capital available for more profitable uses” (Griffy-Brown, 2008, para. 2). It is very clear that the old paradigm of warehousing does not work anymore because of mounting costs. One of the biggest advantages of just-in-time system is that inventory can be held in an incomplete state until there is actual customer demand. Continue reading
The article I would like to talk about is written by Laura Bristow, titled “Sunnybrook tests new patient-safety alert system” and is available online at http://www.canhealth.com/current%20issue.html, Canadian Health Magazine. The article speaks about the Sunnybrook & Women’s hospital in Ontario which would install the new software system/program called New Age which would provide safety within the hospital by establishing a system of instant alerts to doctors and medical personnel in case of abnormal lab results. Continue reading
The child, which has been chosen to be observed, is a 14-yearold. His name is Kareem Jones.
Kareem currently lives with his foster parents. This boy is a quiet one in the class. Kareem expresses his emotions in the poems. Mostly they are about growing up and times, before he was placed to the foster care.
Kareem is very quiet, as it was stated by his teacher – Mr. Smith. Sometimes in life and job appears a need to deal with different people and it is always useful to know and understand the reasons of different behaviors, demonstrated by people. It could give and idea on how to deal with these behaviors. Continue reading
In my life, I have come across many people who held different views and came from different backgrounds that contrasted sharply with my own. These contrasts strike one as unusual at first, but with time comes the realization that these are also excellent opportunities for growth that emerge from understanding that the value of the human being is not dependent on views and cultural assumptions.
My most thought-provoking experience of this kind was the school trip to Europe in which I participated with some of my school friends. As we spent over a month in one city, we were placed in apartments rather than hotel, and I happened to have a Muslim guy, Abdul, for a roommate. To start with, I want to say that we never had any conflict as he personally turned out to have a mild and open disposition, welcoming to people of other backgrounds and willing to embrace difference. I tried to show the same attitude – and we got along quite nicely. Continue reading
Last high school year I was taking a course in world literature. By that time I’ve read through the majority of works included in the course and had a distinctive opinion about each work the course featured. Moreover, during the summer break that preceded my lash year I attended a high-level international summer school on world heritage.
The teacher of world was notorious for her strictness and authoritarian style of teaching. The first lesson revealed that the course was no pleasure or use to me. Attendance obligatory, I was doomed to waste my time listening to familiar commonplace. My classmates didn’t take an active interest in the subject so class discussions lacked depth and insight.
At first glance, the task of comparing these two philosophers – both undoubtedly Christian, but so very different – seems downright ridiculous. What possible could have in common the most classical of Renaissance magi and the man who, when Satan supposedly materialized before his eyes, threw his inkwell at him? Upon examining the works proposed, I found that, at first glance, they have no similarities in their anthropological vision. At second, some similarities in concept begin to appear into being. And yet, the third glance shows that, though they come to similar practical conclusions – for they must work with one world in practice – their precepts are completely different, and the ideas they propagate lead to very different modes of thought. This is shown very clearly in their concepts of human nature. Continue reading