Saturday, March 14, 2020
GERMANY Ã · The first shot of the war was fired from the German battleship the Schleiswig Holstein while stationed across from the Westerplatte. Shots were fired at 4:47 on September 1st, 1939. 5 days later Westerplatte surrendered. Ã · The incident, which triggered the Second World War, was a simulated attack by the Germans. They shot prisoners from nearby concentration camps after they dressed them in Polish Military uniforms. A Polish-speaking German then did the broadcast, making it seem as though the Polish had attacked first. Ã · Displaying the Swastika symbol in Germany is now forbidden. Ã · During the period 1939-1944 Twenty Blenheim fighter-bombers were shot down by friendly fire due to misidentification. Ã · Up till 1933 the German S.A. were equipped with revolvers and machine guns made in the USA. Ã · In 1938 302,535 Germans were in protective custody in Germany for their political views. By the end of the war, over 800,000 Germans had spent time in prison or in camps. Ã · A German financial aid was given to young couples to encourage them to marry and have children in order to raise the birth rate. 694,367 marriages: 485,285 children. Ã · Many German women didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want their best clothes lost or burned so they wore them almost constantly. In the air-raid shelters, it seemed that all females had put on a fur coat. Ã · Between 1933 and 1944 a total of 13,405 death sentences were passed in Germany BRITAN Ã · The first bombing raid on Britan was on August 25/26, 1940, just 2 days after the bombing of London. Of the 81 bombers that took part, 27 failed to find the target, and 5 were shot down. Ã · Throughout the war, Berlin suffered 363 air raids. Ã · In six months, from May to November 1940, the Royal Air Force (RAF) killed less Germans than car crashes. For the same period of time, the German Air Force killed around 15,000 British. Ã · The first British air attack on a mainland population center, 36 RAF planes bombed t... Free Essays on FYI On WWII Free Essays on FYI On WWII GERMANY Ã · The first shot of the war was fired from the German battleship the Schleiswig Holstein while stationed across from the Westerplatte. Shots were fired at 4:47 on September 1st, 1939. 5 days later Westerplatte surrendered. Ã · The incident, which triggered the Second World War, was a simulated attack by the Germans. They shot prisoners from nearby concentration camps after they dressed them in Polish Military uniforms. A Polish-speaking German then did the broadcast, making it seem as though the Polish had attacked first. Ã · Displaying the Swastika symbol in Germany is now forbidden. Ã · During the period 1939-1944 Twenty Blenheim fighter-bombers were shot down by friendly fire due to misidentification. Ã · Up till 1933 the German S.A. were equipped with revolvers and machine guns made in the USA. Ã · In 1938 302,535 Germans were in protective custody in Germany for their political views. By the end of the war, over 800,000 Germans had spent time in prison or in camps. Ã · A German financial aid was given to young couples to encourage them to marry and have children in order to raise the birth rate. 694,367 marriages: 485,285 children. Ã · Many German women didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want their best clothes lost or burned so they wore them almost constantly. In the air-raid shelters, it seemed that all females had put on a fur coat. Ã · Between 1933 and 1944 a total of 13,405 death sentences were passed in Germany BRITAN Ã · The first bombing raid on Britan was on August 25/26, 1940, just 2 days after the bombing of London. Of the 81 bombers that took part, 27 failed to find the target, and 5 were shot down. Ã · Throughout the war, Berlin suffered 363 air raids. Ã · In six months, from May to November 1940, the Royal Air Force (RAF) killed less Germans than car crashes. For the same period of time, the German Air Force killed around 15,000 British. Ã · The first British air attack on a mainland population center, 36 RAF planes bombed t...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Impact of Culture on Business Management Japan - Essay Example Japan is an economic super power nonetheless so one needs to look beneath the surface and see why their productivity is highest in the world and how they are able to flex their economic muscles so well despite being such a tiny nation. Japan is an Island country separated from rest of Asia which enabled it to develop a unique culture quite different even from China form which it has borrowed heavily. This culture can be defined in nutshell as closely knit (team spirit), (elders), sincerity towards work, networking (trust only in known names) and deferring to seniority. Team spirit is the guiding force in all facets, from the family to all rungs of the corporate ladder even politics. Goel observes that to get ahead one has to get along. A nail that sticks out gets pounded down is an oft repeated saying in Japan. The group is more important than an individual; individuals are defined by the group. ( http://www. uwf.edu/ lgoel/documents/ AObservationsonJapanese Culture Pol . pdf). They are taught to be considerate to others feelings and take lot of care to make all around them comfortable. They take their work very seriously. Punctuality in starting work and formal atmosphere is the norm everywhere. It is rare to hear laughter or see backslapping except during breaks. Working late is a routine which many a times is not even reported or paid for. With computerization most of them carry work home almost everyday. Loyalty and fidelity towards the employer is taken for granted and it is common for them to work for the same firm for their entire life. They do not like to deal with complete strangers so usually shokai-sha (introducer) is the go between. Thus having a known person for introduction goes a long way in trust building. They place high value on seniority, more senior the introducer better impact it carries. Shokai-sha is even present during the contract signing ceremony. Business Communication and Management Style- Both the countries have totally different business communication and management styles which are the result of their opposing cultures and work habits. Japanese mistrust of strangers shows in the number of questions and take time taken to reach a decision. It is important to remember that to get them to compromise one has to show willingness to compromise too. Politeness is never abandoned; harmony is never threatened even in case if something disagreeable needs to be communicated, silence reigns and a lot of pondering is done for a long time. Usually the subject gets changed and diverted to trivial social chit chat. Decisions are reached only after consensus has been reached amongst all the team members so they like to break meetings to have private words with each other. Patience needs to be cultivated for interacting with the Japanese. Business structures in Japan like in other walks of life like political, academic and religious spheres is like that of the parent and child. In this the superior (parent) takes care of the subordinate, who is supposed to be obliged and repay it. Corporations often pay for personal needs like housing, excursions, outdoor activities of their employees and their families in return for life long employment. They don't like to break harmony or say no on the face directly for the fear of humiliating the other person, so they come across as "reserved, cautious,
Monday, February 10, 2020
WORKING IN THE LAW - Essay Example Those who advocate for the abandoning of this doctrine recommend comparative negligence, which is considered more equitable than this.2 When applying contributory negligence, the person who is injured ends up being forced to bear all the losses despite the losses having been caused by a second partyÃ¢â¬â¢s misconduct.3 The person who is injured in this case assumes the collective burden while the defendant is given a chance to avoid taking personal responsibility for having caused the injury in question4. Spencer Dalyan Vs. Samson Singer This case involved two friends Mr Singer (who is my client, the defendant) and Mr Spencer (the plaintiff). Mr Spencer used to go visit Singer, his friend who was a contractor in Los Angeles. Spencer liked seeing new buildings under construction and would go visit the construction sites even when his friend Singer was absent. At times, Singer would even call Spencer to go and check whether his casual labourers had done the work assigned to them in c ase Singer was not able to make it to the site. One Friday evening, Spencer went visiting the construction site near some posh neighbourhood he was interested in settling there some day. During this visit, he happened not to inform Singer since it was sort of a routine when he was free and did not see the need to call his friend to inform him of this. Spencer climbed up to the second floor of this new unfinished building to have a clear view of the ocean. Unfortunately, while standing on the edge of the balcony, he happened to step on a wet blast that had been placed some few minutes ago before the workers had closed the work. This happened because he was so curious of the view and forgot to look at where he was stepping. Spencer slid and fell down the building but was lucky to have sustained fractures on his jaw and hand with some bruises on the lower part of the limbs. Court case for contributory negligence Various contributory negligence issues were presented by both parties: Pla intiff Spencer sued his friend Singer for damages since there was no sign indicated that the place should not be accessed until it dries and no wet floor warnings had been put and therefore Singer should foot the bills and pay for contributory negligence by paying damages to injuries sustained by him. The plaintiff Mr Spencer argued that Singer should have put signs to show that the concrete was wet and warn anyone to be careful not to access the floor. Alternatively, he argued that the entrance to the floor with wet concrete should have been sealed. He therefore demanded that Singer takes full responsibility for contributory negligence which led to the injuries. Defendant (my argument) When presenting the case to court against the suit, I argued that the plaintiff was fully responsible for his injuries since they occurred out of personal negligence. I raised various issues to defend my case. First, the claimant was not an employee to my client Mr Singer and therefore not authorized to visit the construction site. This meant that the building was only accessible to the workers of Singer and no other person unless it was completed and opened to the public. Second, the plaintiff neglected the fact that this was a building under construction and therefore wet concrete was inevitable and should have taken time to look at where he stepped first before he made the move. He was hence not concerned with his safety and this negligence led to his slide. Thirdly, the claimant did not even inform the defendant that he was visiting the site in his
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Poetry changed alongside wider society Essay We learn that Arnold can no longer draw comfort from the sea of faith or religion which encompassed him and like the folds of a bright girdle furled. Instead, the coast and sea is an analogy for religious trend. Christianity is ebbing away because of scientific dispatch. This results is the naked shingles of the world; a place that is unprotected and fragile with no supreme power to guide man. This confusion is emphasized the informality of its structure. The lack of a coherent rhythm and rhyme scheme creates the illusion of tide, But now I only hear, Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating to the breath, which swashes and washes along the coast just like the different line lengths. As we can see, Arnold is hesitant of change and acceptance for him results in apprehension. This is unusual in the sense that, conventionally, acceptance results in peace of mind. Ironically, in gods Grandeur, when Hopkins refutes absolute science, he is more buoyant and cheerful towards which is not the usual characteristics of denial. In the poem, despite the fall of contemporary Victorian society, nature is never spent and permeates the world with the dearest of freshness. Hopkins conveys an image of god being a regenerative force who is able to bring morning following the last lights of the black west. He is defiant of the theory of evolution and instead believes in the holy ghost. Gods Grandeur ends with: World broods with warm breast and with ah! Bright wings. This imagery is inspired with hope and resembles the techniques by Romantic poets where an animal would be used as the vehicle to escape misery; for example the skylark in Keats poem. On the other hand, Dover Beech is not optimistic but instead shares the pessimism associated with poems in the 1900. Arnold depicts the world as a stagnant site with neither joy, nor love nor light. In the last stanza, he talks personally to his wife: Ah, love, let us be true In a place of no faith, Arnold wishes to pin their faith on each other- the language becomes poetic with a series of semantically related adjectives: So various, so beautiful, so new The Victorians lived through a time of change however change in the near future results in neither certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain. This apprehension is felt by Arnold who is swept with confused alarms; the complete antithesis of Hopkins.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Simple Stress and Strain Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The strength of materials are expressed from the point of view of machine designer. A machine designer needs to know the properties of different materials so that he can select the most suitable material for each part of a machine. A machine designer uses his information of stress to make sure that the stress is reasonable and that each part of the machine is sufficiently strong. Strength of materials is the scientific area of applied mechanics for the study of the strength of engineering materials and their mechanical behavior in general (such as stress, deformation, strain and stress-strain relations). Strength is considered in terms of compressive strength, tensile strength, and shear strength, namely the limit states of compressive stress, tensile stress and shear stress respectively. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã One can see the importance of stress and strain. They are an indication of how severely the part in machine is loaded and how it is a factor that determines whether the forces applied are reasonable. Stress and strain always occur together. When a material is subjected to stress, it deforms, and when a material is deformed there must be strain. If the stress and strain are not the same for all materials, then it is found by experiments There is a relation between the stress and the strain for any given material. It said, when the relationship between the two are given, the stress and the strain can be found in one another. All materials deform when subjected to stress and it is necessary to be able to calculate the deformation of a body under load, because in most cases the deformation is more momentous than the stress. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Stress is in all probability the most imperative word in the subject matter of strength of materials. Stress is defined as force per unit area. It has the same units as pressure, and in fact pressure is one special variety of stress. However, stress is a much more complex quantity than pressure because it varies both with direction and with the surface it acts on. The simple stress are: compression (stress that acts to shorten an object), tension (stress that acts to lengthen an object), and shear (stress that acts parallel to a surface). Shear can cause one object to slide over another. It also tends to deform originally rectangular objects into parallelograms. The most general definition is that shear acts to change the angles in an object.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
There are a number of characters in Of Mice and Men who have dreams of a better life. These characters include George, Lennie and Candy, who dream of a farm of their own, and CurleyÃ¢â¬â¢s wife, who dreams of becoming a glamorous Hollywood actress. In this essay I will discuss their dreams and the effects on the novelÃ¢â¬â¢s characters when their dreams are unfulfilled. The central characters in Of Mice and Men are George and Lennie. Their dream is introduced to the reader in the first chapter, Ã¢â¬ËOK. Someday weÃ¢â¬â¢re gonna get the jack together and weÃ¢â¬â¢re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres anÃ¢â¬â¢ a cow and some pigs and Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ËAnÃ¢â¬â¢ live off the fatta the lanÃ¢â¬â¢,Ã¢â¬â¢ Lennie shouted. Ã¢â¬ËAnÃ¢â¬â¢ have rabbits. Ã¢â¬Ë George and LennieÃ¢â¬â¢s dream is to leave behind their lives as travelling workers and have a place of their own where they can settle down. For Lennie the dream of living on their own farm is closely connected to looking after rabbits. Perhaps this is because the only way that Lennie can actually relate to the dream is through the idea of something practical and touchable which relates to his tactile qualities. Clearly, the material aspect of owning his own land means very little to Lennie. At the start of the novel we learn that Lennie likes to pet soft things, like mice and rabbits. It is this trait that eventually leads to LennieÃ¢â¬â¢s downfall when he tries to smooth CurleyÃ¢â¬â¢s wifeÃ¢â¬â¢s soft hair. However, for George the dream of the farm has other benefits. Firstly, George can see the practical, economic advantage of owning their own place. Ã¢â¬ËIf I was bright, if I was even a little bit smart, IÃ¢â¬â¢d have my own little place, anÃ¢â¬â¢ IÃ¢â¬â¢d be bringinÃ¢â¬â¢ in my own crops, Ã¢â¬Ëstead of doinÃ¢â¬â¢ all the work and not getting what comes up outta the ground. Ã¢â¬Ë Yet it is not just the practical benefits of owning a farm that attract George to this dream. We learn that George has no family Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ËI ainÃ¢â¬â¢t got no peopleÃ¢â¬â¢, and it seems as though the dream of a farm also represents the notion of Ã¢â¬ËhomeÃ¢â¬â¢ to George. Ã¢â¬ËAnÃ¢â¬â¢ weÃ¢â¬â¢d keep a few pigeons to go flyinÃ¢â¬â¢ around the winÃ¢â¬â¢mill like they done when I was a kidÃ¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬ËWeÃ¢â¬â¢d jusÃ¢â¬â¢ live there. WeÃ¢â¬â¢d belong there. Ã¢â¬Ë So, for George, the dream of a farm offers a psychological antidote to his rootless, travelling life and gives him a sense of belonging. Another attraction of the farm dream is that it gives George the promise of some sense of control and autonomy in his life. In his conversation with Candy about owning a farm, George says: Ã¢â¬ËSÃ¢â¬â¢pose they was a carnival or a circus come to town, or a ball game, or any damn thing. Ã¢â¬Ë Old Candy nodded in appreciation of the idea. Ã¢â¬ËWeÃ¢â¬â¢d just go to her,Ã¢â¬â¢ George said. Ã¢â¬ËWe wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t ask nobody if we could. JusÃ¢â¬â¢ say Ã¢â¬ËWeÃ¢â¬â¢ll go to herÃ¢â¬â¢, anÃ¢â¬â¢ we wouldÃ¢â¬â¢. This shows how powerless George feels in his life and how much power employers exercised over their workers at that time. Another example of George and LennieÃ¢â¬â¢s powerlessness is shown after LennieÃ¢â¬â¢s fight with Curley, the bossÃ¢â¬â¢s son; when GeorgeÃ¢â¬â¢s immediate concern is that they will be Ã¢â¬ËcannedÃ¢â¬â¢ or dismissed. However, in this situation, they retain their jobs because Slim steps in and persuades Curley to say he got his hand caught in a machine. In Chapter 2 when George and Lennie discuss their dream they are overheard by Candy, the old swamper. Candy is immediately swept up with the idea of owning their own farm and offers his savings to them to make the dream come true. At this point in the novel it seems as if the dream could actually become a reality. They fell into silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true. George said reverently, Ã¢â¬ËJesus Christ! I bet we could swing her. Ã¢â¬Ë His eyes were full of wonder. What is interesting is that at this point in the novel the dream of the farm actually moves from being a pipe dream which will probably never happen, to an achievable goal which is actually within their grasp. It is CandyÃ¢â¬â¢s involvement that makes this change take place. Although Candy shares GeorgeÃ¢â¬â¢s reasons for wanting a farm, there is also an extra dimension for Candy wanting to live on their own place. We get the sense that Candy feels redundant, useless and vulnerable because he is old and has lost his hand. Candy feels uneasy about his future: Ã¢â¬Ë Ã¢â¬Å"TheyÃ¢â¬â¢ll can me purty soon. JusÃ¢â¬â¢ as soon as I canÃ¢â¬â¢t swamp out no bunk houses theyÃ¢â¬â¢ll put me on the county. Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬Ë So for Candy the dream of the farm means independence Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Ënobody could can usÃ¢â¬â¢, because in his present situation he is entirely dependent on the bossÃ¢â¬â¢s tolerance and charity. In the novel, this is partially demonstrated by Carlson shooting CandyÃ¢â¬â¢s dog earlier that evening. In an echo of CandyÃ¢â¬â¢s own situation of the ranch, Carlson, without much pity or concern, shoots CandyÃ¢â¬â¢s dog because he is old and it is inconvenient to keep him because of the smell. It is not hard to imagine that Candy feels there is a parallel between his own situation and his dogÃ¢â¬â¢s. CandyÃ¢â¬â¢s attachment to the dream of their own farm is demonstrated in Chapter 5 when he realises that all hopes of the dream have come crashing down when he discovers CurleyÃ¢â¬â¢s wifeÃ¢â¬â¢s dead body: Ã¢â¬ËYou God damn trampÃ¢â¬â¢, he said viciously. Ã¢â¬ËYou done it, diÃ¢â¬â¢nÃ¢â¬â¢t you? I sÃ¢â¬â¢pose youÃ¢â¬â¢re glad. EverÃ¢â¬â¢body knowed youÃ¢â¬â¢d mess things upÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬ËIf they was a circus or a baseball game Ã¢â¬ ¦ we would of went to her Ã¢â¬ ¦ Never ast nobodyÃ¢â¬â¢s say so. Ã¢â¬Ë
Monday, January 6, 2020
Other than this, CSR and codes of conduct of an organization helps to maintain the rules and regulations in an effective way in order to amplify its positioning and demand in the market. By doing so, the experienced and talented staffs might be retained within the organization for a longer period of time that may amplify its productivity. Not only this, if the employees get satisfied with the sort of remuneration offered then it might amplify the rate of motivation and trust (Blyton & et. al. 2011, pp. 245-256). Along with this, CSR also encourages the employees to present their inner desires in front of the management so as to fulfil them. By doing so, the commitment and devotion of the employees might get enhanced along with the reputation of the organization as well. So, CSR policies and codes of conduct are extremely essential for an organization in this age of globalization and capitalism (Blyton & Turnbull, 2004, pp. 267-278). Furthermore, the senior executives of the organization of Kenworth also need to understand the rules of international labour standards (ILO) so as to maintain them for long run. We will write a custom essay sample on International HRM- Report or any topic specifically for you Only $17.96 $11.86/page 332-334). Due to which, the organization of Kenworth may not enhance its business position and image in the market among other rival contenders. In addition to proper maintenance of CSR, codes of conduct and ILO standards, the rate of interpersonal relationship with the employees or labours of the organization might not take place and the brand value may get amplified. As a result of which, the rate of attritions might get reduced significantly that might augment its dominance in the market. Therefore, from these above mentioned reasons, it might be clearly depicted that CSR, codes of conducts and ILO are extremely essential for maintenance of proper operations and functions of the organization like Kenworth.