Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker An entertaining and theatrical speaker, John G. Diefenbaker was a Canadian populist who combined conservative politics with social justice issues. Of neither French nor English ancestry, Diefenbaker worked hard to include Canadians of other ethnic backgrounds. Diefenbaker gave western Canada a high profile, but Quebecers considered him unsympathetic. John Diefenbaker had mixed success on the international front. He championed international human rights, but his confused defense policy and economic nationalism caused tension with the United States. Birth and Death Born on Sept. 18, 1895, in Neustadt, Ontario, to parents of German and Scottish descent, John George Diefenbaker moved with his family to Fort Carlton, Northwest Territories, in 1903 and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1910. He died on Aug. 16, 1979, in Ottawa, Ontario. Education Diefenbaker received a bachelors degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1915 and a masters in political science and economics in 1916. After a brief enlistment in the army, Diefenbaker then returned to the University of Saskatchewan to study law, graduating with an LL.B. in 1919.Ã Professional Career After receiving his law degree, Diefenbaker set up a law practice in Wakaw, near Prince Albert. He worked as a defense attorney for 20 years. Among other accomplishments, he defended 18 men from the death penalty. Political Party andRidings (Electoral Districts) Diefenbaker was a member of the Progressive Conservative party. He servedÃ Lake Centre from 1940 to 1953 andÃ Prince Albert from 1953 to 1979. Highlights as Prime Minister Diefenbaker was Canadas 13th prime minister, from 1957 to 1963. His term followed many years of Liberal Party control of the government. Among other accomplishments, DiefenbakerÃ appointed Canadas first female federal Cabinet minister, Ellen Fairclough, in 1957. He prioritized extending the definition of Canadian to include not only those of French and English ancestry.Ã Under his prime ministership, Canadas aboriginal peoples were allowed to vote federally for the first time, and the first native person was appointed to the Senate. He also found a market in China for prairie wheat, created the National Productivity Council in 1963, expanded old-age pensions, and introduced simultaneous translation in the House of Commons. Political Career of John Diefenbaker John Diefenbaker was elected leader of the Saskatchewan Conservative Party in 1936, but the party did not win any seats in the 1938 provincial election. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1940. Later,Ã Diefenbaker was elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in 1956, and he served as leader of the Opposition from 1956 to 1957. In 1957, the Conservatives won a minority government in the 1957 general election, defeating Louis St. Laurent and the Liberals. Diefenbaker was sworn in as prime minister of Canada in 1957. In the 1958 general election, the Conservatives won a majority government. However, the Conservatives were back to a minority government in the 1962 general election. The Conservatives lost the 1963 election and Diefenbaker became leader of the opposition. Lester Pearson became prime minister. Diefenbaker was replaced as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada by Robert Stanfield in 1967. Diefenbaker remained a member of Parliament until three months before his death in 1979.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Statistical works and solutions - Coursework Example The correlation coefficient for this graph is 0.903293.The data are positively correlated and is closer to 1 which is perfectly correlated. This means that both data will reduce or increase all together. Correlation Coefficient determines the association of two variables and varies between will vary from -1 to +1(Wigmore, 2013). In negatively correlated variables, variables changes in opposite direction, while in positively correlated variables, both variables increase and decrease in the same direction. From above HPI and GDP, Ecological Footprint and HDI are positively correlated while the rest are negatively correlated In conclusion, the outcome from the graphs, result generated from excel, namely mean, media and Correlation Coefficient are closely related. The characteristics of the data can also be obtained from the variables using more than one method, either graphically or by calculation which is generated from the excel. Lastly, it is recommended to use more than one method when doing data analysis in order to come up with true interpretation of the results. Pearson, K (1895) .Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Evolution. II. Skew Variation in Homogeneous Material. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering
Friday, February 7, 2020
3 about Jay Greenberg, Philip Glass, and Tan Dun - Essay Example I am talking about the likes of Mozart, and Mendelssohn, and Saent-Saens.Ã¢â¬ (Schorn, Ã¢â¬Å"Bluejay Spreads his WingsÃ¢â¬ ). Greenberg felt attached to music since the earliest years of his life having started to play the cello at the age of three or two. Interestingly, JayÃ¢â¬â¢s mother does not have any musical education and his father is a professor at Yale University teaching Slavic Languages. His next instrument was the piano and his first composition was created when he was just six. The subsequent year he started taking lessons from Anthony Johnson, and in three years Jay entered the Julliard School of Music having won a scholarship to study composition (Ã¢â¬Å"Jay GreenbergÃ¢â¬ ). Having received considerable training in music theory, piano and ear training, Jay took classes at Yale University. He is known to currently study at Cambridge in the UK. Similarly to some other composers, Jay says he hears some music that is being performed inside his head. Moreover, he is able to hear a few pieces at once. He then notates the music he has just heard. This is how he writes his music. By the way, Jay composes his pieces with the help of the computer through the music notation program. The directions of his work include solo, chamber and orchestral music, with his unique talent being spotted by Sony Classical and IMG Artists which signed exclusive contracts with him. JayÃ¢â¬â¢s music has been described as Ã¢â¬Å"accomplishedÃ¢â¬ (Los Angeles Times), having Ã¢â¬Å"21st century tonality, excitement, and lyricismÃ¢â¬ (The Washington Post), having Ã¢â¬Å"verve of the rhythms and invention in harmoniesÃ¢â¬ (The New York Times). His most important works include Ã¢â¬Å"Quintet for StringsÃ¢â¬ , Ã¢â¬Å"Symphony No. 5Ã¢â¬ , Ã¢â¬Å"Violin ConcertoÃ¢â¬ , Ã¢â¬Å"Four ScenesÃ¢â¬ , Ã¢â¬Å"Concerto for Piano Trio and OrchestraÃ¢â¬ (Ã¢â¬Å"Jay GreenbergÃ¢â¬ ). One of his latest works is a song called Ã¢â¬Å"I still keep muteÃ¢â¬ which was set to the NabokovÃ¢â¬â¢s poem. Philip
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Service Quality of Bank Essay Good and Bad banking service that IÃ¢â¬â¢ve ever experienced beforeÃ¢â¬ ¦ It was really great to have banking service especially internet banking. It has a lot of advantage for me, for instance helping me out to pay my tuition fee, pay my bill, and buy a prepaid reload. Transfer money also getting easy as my parents from Indonesia send me money just thru ATM to ATM. Despite all of the good thing of the banking service. IÃ¢â¬â¢ve experience the worse one. If IÃ¢â¬â¢m not mistaken, on Thursday, August 23, 2007 around 15:46 pm, I make cash withdrawals at ATMs BNI (Bank Negara Indonesia or Indonesian Bank) branch Klampis Surabaya Rp1,000,000, but it was came out only Rp950. 000, though my bank account already count 1,000,000 as withdrawal. I report directly to the customer service BNI branch Klampis and asked to complete written reports. On Monday, August 27, 2007, when I have some savings on print book teller BNI, listed 50,000 refund on August 24, 2007. But, August 28, 2007 when I re-requested printed, 50,000 of money, it has taken / credited back. According to customer service BNI, it happened because it was considered there was no difference in the ATM transaction otherwise altered so successful and did not return my money. Although there were not many, but nevertheless I still impaired by ATM BNI. Previously, I have also experienced a similar ugly incident at the ATM BCA (Bank Central Asia) with a lack of money is greater. Around May 15, 2009, I withdraw cash at BCA ATM in Jakarta about Rp1,000,000 but in fact, money that comes out just Rp250,000 or less Rp750,000 whereas the contents of my bank account has been reduced Rp1. 000. 0000. I immediately make a report by phone to the BCA Access Center. Furthermore, I also suggested make repeated telephone and written report on the BCA branch, the exact location while I withdraw the money. However, after months of waiting, my money is eaten in BCA ATM did not come back, because by the Bank Central Asia, the transaction is considered successful. Given the frequent cases of money out of the ATM is not in accordance with the nominal transaction as my experience as well as many other customers that was published in various print media, its time ATM owned banks in the country to be examined or audited periodically by an independent body to customers not always the fault of the injured party machine, that what I suggest.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Symbolism in The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye", published in 1951, is his best piece of work. The story is about a sixteen-year old young man by the name of Holden Caulfield. Holden is being expelled from Pency Prep and decides to leave three days early. He chooses to not go home, enabling his parents to receive the letter that his head master at Pency Prep wrote to his parents about his expulsion. He chooses to hang around in New York until Wednesday, when he is going to be able to return home. Throughout the three days, Holden is having a difficult time finding out who he is. Throughout the novel, the reader is presented with many different symbols. The symbols are clearly seen by Holden's constant repetition of their importance. The symbols are so important and their symbolism is directly related to the major themes of the novel. Allie, Holden's young brother who died several years earlier, was a major symbol throughout the story. When Holden remembers incidents from his past involving Allie, his attitude changes, such as when he writes the composition about Allie's baseball glove or when Holden broke his hand after punching all of the windows after Allie died. "I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it". (39) He feels that Allie was one of the few people who were not phony in a world full of phonies. More importantly, Allie represents the innocence and childhood that Holden strives to find throughout his three-day journey. In Holden's opinion, Allie represents the purity that Holden looks for in the world. Holden admits that he admires Allie more than he admires Jesus, and even prays to Allie at one point, rather than Jesus. Allie is Holden's role model, whom he judges the rest of the world according to. When Allie dies, it creates turbu lence in Holden's life. At several points during the course of the novel, Holden asks as to what happens to the ducks who are normally on a pond in Central Park, when winter comes and the water freezes. On page 60, Holden asks, "You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over?
Sunday, January 12, 2020
I. Paragraph One: Introduction Topic/issue: external intervention by the international committee and world powers like the United States into the national affairs of warring nations is essential for domestic conflict resolution. Opposing view: Warring nations should be responsible for their own domestic conflicts and find ways to resolve them. Others nations should limit their intervention to just the mediation of peace talks. WriterÃ¢â¬â¢s view:External military and diplomatic intervention has been the key to solving major civil conflicts and preventing possible genocides in countries such as sierra Leone and Libya while people in countries such as Rwanda and currently in Syria endure the worst because of the blind eye or unwillingness to react to atrocities against humanity by the international community. Problem: Key terms: Intervention atrocities genocide mediation II. Paragraph Two: Summary of the Opposing ViewÃ¢â¬â¢s PositionMain point A: Each nation must be self-responsibl e for their domestic conflict and find ways to resolve it. Main point B: The cost incurred in the form of lost military lives and equipment on the intervening nations is mostly too much. The cost of funding these wars can easily get out of hands as conflicts tend to last longer than mostly anticipated. Main point C: III. Paragraph Three: Statement of Validity (Why their view must be valid, IV.Paragraph Four: Summary of the WriterÃ¢â¬â¢s Position Main point A: Innocent civilians in Nations such as Liberia and Sierra Leone endured decades of war. Only after massive intervention by the international committee were these conflicts resolved. The same can be said for Libya and currently in DR. Congo. Main point B: However, the same cannot be said for countries such Rwanda or Bosnia where modern genocide occurred under the watch of the international committee. Main point C:Despite all the daily reports and evidence coming from Syria, the international community is still undecided on whic h course of action to take to alleviate the pain and suffering of the innocent civilians. V. Paragraph Five: Statement of Validity Context or specific circumstance(s) in which this view may be considered valid: even though it is best to allow domestic conflicts to be self-resolved it is also in the interest of humanity that the international committee and nations such as the United States periodically intervene in conflicts that gets out of hand.VI. Paragraph Six: Statement of Benefit(s) Even though it is right that domestic conflicts are best solved nationally, it is in the interest of the innocent and oppressed that the international committee intervenes to enforce these solutions. VII. Paragraph Seven: Conclusion Summary: The international committee should intervene in escalating domestic conflicts to help in resolving. Common ground: Compromise: Proposed solution: Positive, hopeful statement: (Relate to how SL. Spent yrs negotiating till intervention. )
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Nannie Helen Burroughs founded what was at the time the largest black womenÃ¢â¬â¢s organization in the United States and, with the organizationÃ¢â¬â¢s sponsorship, founded a school for girls and women. She was a strong advocate for racial pride.Ã Educator and activist, she lived fromÃ May 2, 1879, to May 20, 1961.Ã Background and Family Nannie Burroughs was born in north-central Virginia, in Orange, located in the Piedmont region. Her father, John Burroughs, was a farmer who was also a Baptist preacher.Ã When Nannie was only four, her mother took her to live in Washington, DC, where her mother, Jennie Poindexter Burroughs, worked as a cook. Education Burroughs graduated with honors from the Colored High School in Washington, DC, in 1896. She had studied business and domestic science.Ã Because of her race, she could not get a job in the DC schools or the federal government.Ã She went to work in Philadelphia as a secretary for the National Baptist ConventionÃ¢â¬â¢s paper, the Christian Banner, working for the Rev. Lewis Jordan.Ã She moved from that position to one with the Foreign Mission Board of the convention. When the organization moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1900, she moved there. Womans Convention In 1900 she was part of founding the WomanÃ¢â¬â¢s Convention, a womenÃ¢â¬â¢s auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention, focused on service work at home and abroad. She had given a talk at the 1900 annual meeting of the NBC, Ã¢â¬Å"How Sisters Are Hindered From Helping,Ã¢â¬ which had helped inspire the founding of the womenÃ¢â¬â¢s organization. She was the corresponding secretary of the WomanÃ¢â¬â¢s Convention for 48 years, and in that position, helped recruit a membership which, by 1907, was 1.5 million, organized within local churches, districts, and states.Ã In 1905, at the First Baptist World Alliance meeting in London, she delivered a speech called Ã¢â¬Å"WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Part in the WorldÃ¢â¬â¢s Work.Ã¢â¬ In 1912, she began a magazine called the Worker for those doing missionary work.Ã It died out and then the womenÃ¢â¬â¢s auxiliary of the Southern Baptist ConventionÃ¢â¬âa white organizationÃ¢â¬âhelped bring it back in 1934. National School for Women and Girls In 1909, Nannie BurroughsÃ¢â¬â¢ proposal to have the WomanÃ¢â¬â¢s Convention of the National Baptist Convention found a school for girls came to fruition.Ã The National Training School for Women and Girls opened in Washington, DC, in Lincoln Heights.Ã Burroughs moved to DC to be president of the school, a position in which she served until she died.Ã The money was raised primarily from black women, with some help from a white womenÃ¢â¬â¢s Baptist mission society. The school, though sponsored by the Baptist organizations, chose to remain open to women and girls of any religious faith, and did not include the word Baptist in its title.Ã But it did have a strong religious foundation, with BurroughÃ¢â¬â¢s self-help Ã¢â¬Å"creedÃ¢â¬ stressing the three Bs, Bible, bath, and broom: Ã¢â¬Å"clean life, clean body, clean house.Ã¢â¬ The school included both a seminary and a trade school. The seminary ran from seventh grade through high school and then into a two-year junior college and a two-year normal school to train teachers. While the school stressed a future of employment as maids and laundry workers, the girls and women were expected to become strong, independent and pious, financially self-sufficient, and proud of their black heritage. A Ã¢â¬Å"Negro HistoryÃ¢â¬ course was required. The school found itself in conflict over control of the school with the National Convention, and the National Convention removed its support. The school temporarily closed from 1935 to 1938 for financial reasons. In 1938, the National Convention, having gone through its own internal divisions in 1915, broke with the school and urged the womenÃ¢â¬â¢s convention to do so, but the womenÃ¢â¬â¢s organization disagreed. The National Convention then tried to remove Burroughs from her position with the WomanÃ¢â¬â¢s Convention.Ã The school made the WomanÃ¢â¬â¢s Convention owner of its property and, after a fund-raising campaign, reopened.Ã In 1947 the National Baptist Convention formally supported the school again. And in 1948, Burroughs was elected as president, having served as corresponding secretary since 1900. Other Activities Burroughs helped to found the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) in 1896. Burroughs spoke against lynching and for civil rights, leading to her being placed on a U.S. government watch list in 1917.Ã She chaired the National Association of Colored WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Anti-Lynching Committee and was a regional president of the NACW. She denounced President Woodrow Wilson for not dealing with lynching. Burroughs supported womenÃ¢â¬â¢s suffrage and saw the vote for black women as essential for their freedom from both racial and sex discrimination. Burroughs was active in the NAACP, serving in the 1940s as a vice president. She also organized the school to make the home of Frederick Douglass into a memorial for that leaderÃ¢â¬â¢s life and work. Burroughs was active in the Republican Party, the party of Abraham Lincoln, for many years. She helped found the National League of Republican Colored Women in 1924, and often traveled to speak for the Republican Party. Herbert Hoover appointed her in 1932 to report on housing for African Americans. She remained active in the Republican Party during the Roosevelt years when many African Americans were changing their allegiance, at least in the North, to the Democratic Party. Burroughs died in Washington, DC, in May, 1961. Legacy The school which Nannie Helen Burroughs had founded and led for so many years renamed itself for her in 1964.Ã The school was named a National Historic Landmark in 1991.