Comparison Between Offshore Structural Engineering Design and Building Design

Comparison Between Offshore Structural Engineering Design and Building Design

Introduction to offshore structural engineering design
Platform diagram

Kabbalah and Humanistic Psychology: A Search for the Human Potential

Kabbalah and Humanistic Psychology: A Search for the Human Potential

Between the 9th and the 15th century, Jewish philosophy was mostly concerned with inquiries of the nature of the human soul. Following the occupation of Constantinople in the East by the Muslims, scripts of ancient Greek philosophies had been translated and rediscovered, which brought about a great interest to Judaism. Judaic tradition incorporates many ideas from Greek philosophical teachings, especially Aristotelian and Platonist philosophy, making it a rather theological area of study (Samuelson, 2009). Its beginning was marked by two notable rabbis, which started deconstructing the meaning of life, beyond what was then known as dedicating life to the devotion of God. The first rabbi to incorporate these philosophical debates, Aristotelian in particular, was Saadia Ben Joseph Gaon. To his interpretation “The soul is… not a substance but something attached to a substance in the way that colour, sound, number, and so forth is attached to a body; the soul is external and internal”
(Samuelson, 2009, p. 527)

Solitary Confinement Paper

Solitary Confinement Paper

Introduction
This article will discuss the history solitary confinement, the reasons why solitary confinement is used, the side effects of solitary confinement, and some of the ethical frameworks that can be tied in with solitary confinement. The question that needs to be answered is: Is placing an individual in solitary confinement ethical? This paper will focus on the utilitarian, deontological, and peacemaking frameworks. Each will be described and used to determine whether solitary confinement is ethical or not from that point of view.

History of Solitary Confinement

Essay on Belonging Using William Shakespeare's Play As You Like It and the Television Series Seachange as Examples

The behaviour in which one individual interacts with others and the world around them can enhance or restrain their experience of belonging. A sense of belonging is reliant on relationships and close links with places, particular environments and landscapes. Relationships are initially built upon mutual interests and acceptance and this is closely linked with one’s innate desire to be able to affiliate with a group or another individual. Belonging is a part of everyday life and can enrich our identity and can lead to acceptance and understanding. In Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’ and the first three episodes of the TV series ‘Seachange’ the protagonists experience a wide range of belonging and not belonging not only to person but also to place. This is observed throughout the wide use of juxtaposition of settings, country life versus city life, dramatic irony, and satire to express the characters feelings and to involve the responder.

Guidelines and Feedback on How to Write a Good Essay

Guidelines and Feedback on How to Write a Good Essay

1. Read the Question very Carefully
Do not begin work on an assignment before you are sure that you understand the question. If there are any words you do not know, refer to the dictionary.

2. Plan your Essay Carefully
You cannot hope to write an organized essay unless you have planned it in advance. A properly planned essay should contain introduction, main body and conclusion. All three parts are essential. If any of them is missing, the quality of your paper declines.

An introduction should set out the problem and how you intend to answer it. In your introduction, you should:
a) define key terms
b) define what you will do and how you will go about answering the question

The main body of your assignment should be a thorough examination of the question with the purpose of convincing readers that your arguments are sound. Your discussion, therefore, should always be backed up by a careful selection of historical data (statistics, quotes, figures etc.). Please remember:
a) each paragraph should be built around one central idea

Comparing and Contrasting the Poems Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town Written By E. E. Cummings and Romeo and Juliet Written By William Shakespeare

Comparing and Contrasting the Poems Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town Written By E. E. Cummings and Romeo and Juliet Written By William Shakespeare

Throughout time love has conquered all, in these two stories love is the cause of death and despair, but in the end love is the reason for two couples to prove that without love there is no life. “Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town” is a poem about two lovers that have been made outcast by their town from unacceptable social joining in their union. On the other hand, “Romeo and Juliet” are of the same category but it is not only the town but their families are repulsed by the thought of their affair. Two tales of forbidden love, one rejected by family the other ignored by the town’s people, both brought together by tragedy only to remain side by side in their deaths.

The Chinese Economy and the Future Implications of the “New” Five-Year Plan

The Chinese Economy and the Future Implications of the “New” Five-Year Plan

Paper on the Documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

Paper on the Documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

“Fahrenheit 9/11”, a documentary by Michael Moore, was an attempt to give people a graphic and horrifying look at the war on terror. It was mainly a thinly disguised anti-Bush campaign and an aid in the growing push to expel the President and his administration. Although Moore has remained neutral with his views, much of the footage in the documentary was more liberal at making people sympathize with those greatly affected by the war. Its title is a play on Ray Bradbury’s acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 which is about a future totalitarian state where reading, and thus independent thinking, has been outlawed. “Fahrenheit 451” takes its title from the temperature at which books burn. Moore has called "Fahrenheit 9/11” the "temperature at which freedom burns."

Book Review on Hills Like White Elephants Written by Ernest Hemingway

Book Review on Hills Like White Elephants Written by Ernest Hemingway

Without reading the story, what do you think the story is about just by looking at the title? Before I read this story, my eight-year old daughter saw the title, and she wanted me to read this for her because she thought it was about white elephants. I also thought about reading the story for my children. When I looked at the title, I had imagined white elephants, having escaped from a zoo, went up a hill and to live freely. Before Professor Hansen taught us about the symbolism that hills and white elephants represented, I totally misunderstood about this story. They were symbolism of pregnancy and unwanted gift (to express for main characters’ mind)

Surviving to Succeed in the Sky

Surviving to Succeed in the Sky

Since the first plane flight in 1903, air travel has become an essential part of life for more and more people. As a result globalization, there are now about 1.6 billion passengers every year. For them, it is important to be able to enjoy the comfort of cabin, “their temporary home for the duration of the flight” (Hedge). Aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus have long noticed the significance of personal comfort during air traveling and have been trying to accommodate this growing demand. Nevertheless, complaints remain as common as before and a long-haul flight in economy class is still said to be “like an endurance contest” (Gilden). The problem is that although many designs have been made to improve the harsh situation, they are often not adopted by airlines because new aircraft and equipment are mostly far from being affordable. To more or less fill the gap between cost and comfort, I will in what following discuss a few cheaper and simpler designs aimed to improve the economy class cabin on long distance flight.

The Trial of Captain Thomas Preston for the Boston Massacre

The Trial of Captain Thomas Preston for the Boston Massacre

Charles Farquharson's Plantation: Helping to Create a Socio-Economic Situation Where Slaves Maintained Their Own Group Identity

“We would all agree that insofar as every landscape is a composition of spaces it is also a composition of boundaries.” (Jackson 1984:13) Few things establish a boundary quite as well as a wall; although a wall may be built for a variety of reasons its essential nature is to delineate space and this delineation can have a social impact whether or not it is intended. The Farquharson plantation provides a unique landscape for understanding the socio-economic aspects of walls as boundaries, both because it is a plantation and, as such, is a small community steeped in social and economic inequality where clear social boundaries between master and slave exist while the people live in relatively close proximity, and because it is in itself unique among plantations of the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Types of Bank Accounts

Types of Bank Accounts

There are many questions related to the economy when one is barely starting to live life. How does one file taxes, where do you pay bills, etc? There are also many questions related to banks. Banks are made to put ones money into it to keep it safe or to save it and earn interest. There are many accounts that one could put it in, such as savings or checking. There are many that may wonder when they get married, do they keep their money separate or do they join it together? Well, there are simple answers for that.

Crisis Outline – Security Council

Crisis Outline – Security Council

Analysis

Life of William Shakespeare Paper

Life of William Shakespeare Paper

Ever since the death of Shakespeare, his life was only well known about his plays and poems. He had written many famous Plays such as: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and etc and his famous poems were the Sonnets. Many decades have passed since his death and his plays and poems are still famous and read out loud in schools. Sadly, only a few people knew about Shakespeare's life and how he became a Bard.

Occurrence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Rhizosphere of Native Populations of Cambui (Myrciaria Floribunda O. Berg) in the State of Alagoas, Brazil

Occurrence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Rhizosphere of Native Populations of Cambui (Myrciaria Floribunda O. Berg) in the State of Alagoas, Brazil

Keywords: Myrtaceae, Tropical fruit tree, restinga vegetation, coastal areas, Quartzose soil

Abstract

Issues With Binge Drinking in Colleges

Issues With Binge Drinking in Colleges

Nowadays, binge drinking is widespread in colleges. According to the National Survey of Students at 140 Campuses carried out in 1993, about 44% of L college students were binge drinkers, including 19% frequent binge drinkers (who binged three or more times in the past two weeks) and 25% of L infrequent drinkers (who binged one or two times in the past two weeks). It goes without saying that binge drinking is now bringing problems to the daily life in colleges. The most evident one is that binge drinking may lead to serious consequences in the drinkers’ health. Moreover, binge drinking can negatively affect the drinkers’ academic lives in college. Last, binge drinking can pose dangers for the non-binge drinkers on campus as well. Thus, as binge drinking influences college students’ lives in negative ways, in my opinion it is better to forbid binge drinking.

Performance Measurement Paper

Performance Measurement Paper

Performance measurement is a tool or technique used to have structure and control in a project. Performance measurements are performance indicators about a type of project and how objectives and levels are measured. There are also several components involved in projects changes, people responsible, and the time scopes assigned. There are several performance measures for different categories of a project. Financial performance, quality of product/service performance, operation performance, research and development performance, and time management performance are just some of the types of measurable areas. This paper will discuss, compare, and contrast three performance measurements and the importance of performance measurements within a project.

Ergonomic Work Analysis: A Study in a Sawmill Located on Southern of Brazil

Ergonomic Work Analysis: A Study in a Sawmill Located on Southern of Brazil

Abstract
The wood and related products has a great economic and social importance on worldwide market. In the particular case of Brazil the sawmills present wide range of possibilities for ergonomic demands improvement. In this sense, the present study aims to investigate ergonomic conditions in a sawmill located on southern of Rio Grande do Sul, a Brazilian state. To this end, the study methodology consisted in application of field surveys, on-site observation and ergonomic analysis techniques. The results show the most critical job is the Hydraulic Carriage Drive (HCD)'s control, which demands an immediate improvement of postural conditions. Furthermore, we identified a few minor improvements necessaries on the work environment, including thermal comfort, noise and human-machine interface.

Keywords: RULA method, sawmills, ergonomic conditions

Introduction

Looking Through Prophetic Eyes

Looking Through Prophetic Eyes

Prophecy- The function or vocation of a prophet; specifically: the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose. (Webster, 2011)
Prophet- One who utters divinely inspired revelations: as an often capitalized: the write of one of the prophetic books of the Bible. (Webster, 2011)

Is it possible for a man/woman to obtain the gift of prophecy? For many people with religious backgrounds, prophecy can be viewed as spiritual messages or conformation derived from God. While others who are not religious, view this as a metaphysical empowerment. The history of prophecy goes far back into time. During the biblical days prophets were not just fortune tellers, but men and woman who had a divine message from the Lord to give to his people. Throughout time, man has always sought various ways to predicting the future. There are several examples in the Bible in which prophets of the Old Testament predicted future events. Being a young woman of Christian faith, I find it unfortunate that there are people in this world who put their faith in psychics and other false prophets, instead of the all-knowing, loving God, Jesus Christ.

Linguistic Globalization

Linguistic Globalization

Terms such as globalization, free trade, capital flow and so-called single world culture are frequently used in our contemporary society and raise controversial issues. Economically, most countries benefit significantly from the implementation of a single trade market, but culturally; we might be in danger of losing our individuality as a nation. If this is what the future holds and if this is the right approach, it is possible that mankind is missing something.

Two Paradigms of Capitalism : Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman

Two Paradigms of Capitalism : Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman

Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman are two of the most influential thinkers in the study of capitalism. While both of them advocate for a free society in which there are minimal governmental interventions and regulations, they differ greatly in their perspectives. Rand, as a writer, examines the topic on an individual basis and stresses the importance and necessity of capitalism to the individual rights of men. On the other hand, Friedman, as an economist, focuses on the big economic picture and argues that capitalism is critical to the political freedom and welfare of the society. This essays will examine Rand and Milton's definitions of capitalism, compare their central arguments, and evaluate their relevance and limitations in the real world.

Actors & Interests in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution

Actors & Interests in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution

Which Iranians supported the Constitution Revolution and which opposed it? How do you account for these divisions?

The Constitutional Revolution in Iran symbolizes a key event in a long series of conflicts between Iranian state and society. The initial period of political turmoil in 1905 and 1906 came to be known as the first attempt of a Middle Eastern people to modernize their state apparatus by means of the introduction of lawful government and as an attempt to assert national sovereignty. The Constitutional movement’s victories and failures set the precedent for future episodes of political turmoil in Iran and in the immediate region. The movement in Iran was itself heartened by the Japanese victory over Tsarist Russia in September 1905. This victory contributed to the widespread perception that an Asian nation could break the established power of the Russian Empire, that is, if it had the regulatory framework of law to condition a decent and orderly government.

The Motives of the SS Einsatzgruppen

The Motives of the SS Einsatzgruppen

“The ditch was already three-quarters full. I estimate that it already held about a thousand bodies. I turned my eyes towards the man doing the shooting. He was an SS man; he sat, legs swinging, on the edge of the ditch. He had an automatic rifle resting on his knees and was smoking a cigarette” (Gräbe, 500). Most people know that an estimated six million Jews died during the Nazi regime. Fewer people know that some 700,000- 750,000 Jews were not massacred in concentration camps, but murdered in the Soviet Union from June 1941 to April 1942 by order police battalions, Wehrmacht units, and SS Einsatzgruppen. The latter, special SS task forces, proceeded right behind the German troops invading the SU from 23 June 1941 onwards.

Otto Adolf Eichmann: Machine, Ideologist or Man

Otto Adolf Eichmann: Machine, Ideologist or Man

Debt Versus Equity Financing Paper

Debt Versus Equity Financing Paper

Lease versus purchase options will be discussed in this paper as well as compare and contrast discussing what debt financing is, what equity financing is, and which alternate capital structure is more advantageous accordingly.

Debt financing is when a company raises money for working capital expenditures by sell bonds, bills, and notes to potential investors. As money is lent companies can become creditors and receive a promise that the interest will be paid back on the debt. Also, in debt financing raising money or capital can be through shares of stock in public offering, which is also called equity financing. The act of raising money for a company’s activities by selling common stock to individuals investors is equity financing. Money paid in return is shareholders ownership interests within an organization. Companies raise money by issuing stock. Also through debt financing money is raised. This is also when companies borrow money accordingly.

Stopping Censorship: Academics Hold the Key

Stopping Censorship: Academics Hold the Key

It was not the first time that it was reported, but it was shocking nonetheless. In May 2005, German journalists working in Iran published an article about the usage of censorship in Iranian schools and universities. It seemed that books were selectively chosen on their pro-Islamic and their anti-western stand. It did not matter if certain books were needed for university education; the only thing important for the Iranian Heads of Education was the fact that their students had to be protected against the so-called wicked ideas of the west.

Obviously, most people already knew that the Iranian regime never cared about unbiased academic education anyway, but the fact that the practice of censorship had increased so much in Iranian educational institutions was unheard of. Unfortunately, there are signals that more countries, under the influence of totalitarian views, have turned to censoring books and academic programs. The phenomenon that all over the world people are getting degrees after following an incompetent academic education must be stopped. Western academics have to rise up against this phenomenon.

A Look at David Cronenberg’s First Major Film Shivers: Was this Prelude of What was to Come

A Look at David Cronenberg’s First Major Film Shivers: Was this a Prelude of What was to Come

Shivers was David Cronenberg’s first major film and his lack of experience at that time really shows. The movie plays out in typical horror movie fashion. It is set in an apartment building on a tiny island where, unbeknownst to the rest of the residents, a mad doctor is conducting horrific scientific experiments. As it always goes in these kinds of films, the mad doctor creates a sort of mutant virus that turns people into mindless zombies that end up causing a lot of trouble for everyone around them. It would be very easy to simply dismiss this film as just another scary movie, something for teenagers to take their dates to go see. One might look at this film and focus only on the terrible acting or the shoddy sound design but hiding underneath this amateurish exterior lies a truly brilliant gem, one that hints at a young Cronenberg’s bright future as a master filmmaker.

The Role of Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors in Armed Conflict

The Role of Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors in Armed Conflict

Introduction
..if one holds his state on the basis of mercenary arms, he will never be firm or secure; because they are disunited, ambitious, without discipline, unfaithful; gallant among friends, vile among enemies; no fear of God, no faith with men; and one defers ruin insofar as one defers the attack; and in peace you are despoiled by them, in war by the enemy”

When Machiavelli wrote his masterpiece, The Prince in 1513, his attitude towards hired soldiers, or mercenaries, was not very positive as the quote above illustrates. Throughout history, such 'soldiers of fortune' that are fighting for personal gain have been frowned upon. One of the reasons is the monopoly of force that the state is supposed to possess: “the modern state arose because it successfully upheld a claim to the monopoly of legitimate use of physical force in the enforcement of its order”.

The Recruitment of Child Soldiers in the African Great Lakes Region

The Recruitment of Child Soldiers in the African Great Lakes Region

“Child soldiers are ideal because they don’t
complain, they don’t expect to be paid, and if
you tell them to kill, they kill.”

-Senior officer in the Chadian National Army

Introduction
In a world that praises itself for the progressive development of International Humanitarian Law (the laws of armed conflict) and Human Rights Law, the ongoing participation of children in armed conflict is a flagrant violation of these rights and a scar on the conscience of human kind. The Great Lakes Region in Central Africa has been and still is the scenery for many of the world’s deadliest conflicts of the twentieth and twenty-first century. In the armed conflicts in Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, child soldiers have been, and in some instances still are, recruited by the different armed factions. Therefore, it is up to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to come up with solutions to solve the ongoing violations of human rights.

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