Wednesday, July 31, 2019
When James Brown sings that Ã¢â¬Å"this is a manÃ¢â¬â¢s world, but it wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girlÃ¢â¬ (Brown), this is true for both Lady Macbeth and Bianca. In ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew, Lady Macbeth and Bianca are both female characters who struggle for power in a manÃ¢â¬â¢s world, one rejects femininity and the other exploits it. Lady Macbeth consciously attempts to reject her feminine sensibility and adopt a male mentality by calling upon murdering spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood; Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it! Come to my womanÃ¢â¬â¢s breasts, And take my milk for gall (Macbeth 1.5.41-49), only because she perceives that her society equates feminine qualities with weakness. In this quote Lady Macbeth gives a vivid image of being stripped of her femininity in order to achieve masculine qualities. She is asking for the spirits to take away her compassion and fear so no forces of goodness invade her conscience to stop her from proceeding to murder Duncan. Although she is very loyal, she rejects her subordinate role as wife to Macbeth. Lady Macbeth challenges her husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s manhood by being more aggressive than he is, taunting him, and suggesting, Ã¢â¬Å"When you durst do it, then you were a manÃ¢â¬ (Macbeth 1.7.55). Where Lady Macbeth rejects femininity and openly taunts in her relationship with Macbeth, Bianca manipulates men in a whole different way. Bianca is younger and praised daughter of Baptitsa Minola in The Taming of the Shrew. When reading, she is surrounded by doting dad, jealous sister, and suitors that are just begging for a piece of her. Only because she is the ideal 16th-century woman, appearing to be chaste, obedient, and silent, qualities her sister Kate certainly does not possess. Lucentio notes the appeal of Bianca in comparison with Kate when he says Ã¢â¬Å"But in the otherÃ¢â¬â¢s silence do I see/ MaidÃ¢â¬â¢s mild behavior and sobrietyÃ¢â¬ (The Taming of the Shrew 1.1.71-72). Stating that in compare to her sister she is quiet and well behaved, just as she should be. But later on in the book it is revealed that she is just as deceptive, disobedient, and shrewish as she appeared sweet and silent in the beginning.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
The very title of Edward AlbeeÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬ËWhoÃ¢â¬â¢s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Ã¢â¬Ë has immediate connotations as to the relationship between the two main characters of the play, George and Martha. The well known nursery rhyme in fact goes, Ã¢â¬ËWhoÃ¢â¬â¢s afraid of the big bad wolf? Ã¢â¬Ë As we find out in further reading of the play, the Ã¢â¬Ëbig bad wolfÃ¢â¬â¢ is obviously supposed to be seen as Martha, and the victim is George, her long suffering husband. However, in hindsight, both characters suffer just as much as each other. The title of Act one is Ã¢â¬ËFun and Games. Ã¢â¬Ë This proves to be slightly ironic as the games Martha and George play, mind and verbal matches, do not seem at all fun, but appear as more of a power struggle. Apparent simple requests from Martha become games for both her and Martha to play. Martha says, Ã¢â¬ËWhy donÃ¢â¬â¢t you want to kiss me? Ã¢â¬Ë whereupon George replies, Ã¢â¬ËWell, dear, if I kissed you IÃ¢â¬â¢d get all excitedÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬Ë As one critic of the play wrote, Ã¢â¬ËThey (George and Martha) club each other on the head with gleeful scorn and leave huge patches of scorched earth. Ã¢â¬Ë Emotions from both George and Martha become integrated into an ongoing power struggle, and Martha dwells in GeorgeÃ¢â¬â¢s anger as she likes to see the stirred up effect she has on him. As the night wears on, more alcohol is consumed and the clearer it becomes that it is not blood running through Martha and GeorgesÃ¢â¬â¢ veins, but booze, spite, nicotine and fear. When Martha first rants about a Bette Davis film that she quotes from, Ã¢â¬ËHey, whereÃ¢â¬â¢s that from? Ã¢â¬ËWhat a dump,Ã¢â¬ it seems that George almost ignores her. Marthat ahs already appeared as the stronger character in the play, but in retrospect, she relies an George for a great many things, such as the name of the film that Bette Davis was in, and the name of the professor coming to have drinks. Both characters appear to totally confront one another. Martha, according to George, Ã¢â¬Ëbrays,Ã¢â¬â¢ and George shows a passive display of apathy. However, this is not merely strength versus weakness due to MarthaÃ¢â¬â¢s obvious reliance on George. In Martha and GeorgeÃ¢â¬â¢s relationship, Martha firstly behaves like a mother towards George, saying, Ã¢â¬Ë CÃ¢â¬â¢mon over here and give Mommy a big sloppy kiss. Ã¢â¬Ë She then acts more childlike, with (imitating a child), Ã¢â¬ËIÃ¢â¬â¢m firsty. Ã¢â¬Ë It is as though Martha cannot decide as to whether she is the controlling mother or the child who needs protecting in their relationship. The action of this Act takes place in George and MarthaÃ¢â¬â¢s cosy yet cluttered home. In an outline, Martha is furious that George, an academic, hasnÃ¢â¬â¢t advanced at the college where her father is President, that is, George hasnÃ¢â¬â¢t become President himself. The fact that George didnÃ¢â¬â¢t even fight during the War, but stayed in the History Department at the college, makes George and Martha doubt his manhood all the more. In a sense, George almost feels below MarthaÃ¢â¬â¢s father. Understandably so, as Martha calls him a Ã¢â¬ËflopÃ¢â¬â¢ and continues to praise her father. George and Nicks (the slightly self contained younger guest) chosen departments in the college are again an example of total contrast in the play. George appears to be bogged down in his department and not going anywhere academically or in his career. He is almost a relic of the past himself. Nick, however, is at the forefront of new discoveries and is also young, handsome and extremely successful. This is the type of man whom Martha initially wanted to marry, yet the type of man to whom George could not fit the bill. George is therefore understandable threatened by Nick and his young, Ã¢â¬ËliberalÃ¢â¬â¢ way of thinking. George pretends to shoot Martha in another of their Ã¢â¬ËgamesÃ¢â¬â¢, but this is almost the opposite to the restrained George we are used to seeing. Laughter and arguments between the characters of Martha and George demonstrate to us the dialectic of love and hate in Act one. When Martha demands a kiss from George, a display of affection to his own wife, George knocks it back and rejects her. The fluctuation in their relationship demonstrates that hating each other hasnÃ¢â¬â¢t precluded form simultaneously loving and needing one another. Illusion appears to be a very important part of the play. George and Martha both had an illusion of what life would be like when they got married; they saw George becoming president of the college and living a happy married life under its roof. Clearly this did not happen, and both feel somewhat bitter for it. Honey and Nick also appear almost as an illusion of a happy marriage, so it seems. They seem to slip into the background in that they both pretend not to notice George and MarthaÃ¢â¬â¢s arguments and laugh at things that they donÃ¢â¬â¢t particularly find funny. Another example of an illusion is that of MarthaÃ¢â¬â¢s and GeorgeÃ¢â¬â¢s apparent son. Martha is always very keen to talk of him whereas George is not so, almost closing down the subject. We never actually see the son in Act One and there is even confusion between the two as to when his birthday is. The supposed perfection of the boy, blonde hair and blue eyes, and the fact that George refers states, Ã¢â¬ËDonÃ¢â¬â¢t bring up the bit about the boy,Ã¢â¬â¢ depersonalises and deludes his actual existence. This is obviously a particularly sore point of conversation between George and Martha, as it results in a number of heated arguments. Martha and George constantly hurl abusive and hurtful words at each other, as though throwing knives. In striking out at those closest to them, that is each other, they represent the typical dysfunctional couple. However, in doing so the romantic notion of love keeps their relationship almost together. Both saw each other as the way to a new, Ã¢â¬ËperfectÃ¢â¬â¢ way of life yet the fantasy was not fulfilled, and in verbally abusing each other, they take the blame from themselves and place it on each other. Albee has captured perfectly the way two completely different people can come together and the dramatic consequences it can have on each other, not always in bringing out the negative.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Benetton baby Essay Benetton baby was produced as a 1991 advertising campaign that also included images of a priest kissing a nun and coloured leaves floating in a sea of petrol. Although I would presume Benetton would be trying to show the beauty and goodness of the new born baby they claim Ã¢â¬Å"Benetton is not trying to emphasise the beauty a and goodness of its apparel, but rather is trying to capture the interest or peopleÃ¢â¬ ¦ The objective is to brake through the barrier of indifference. Ã¢â¬ But I believe that the image is in anyway offensive or wrong. The image consists of a newborn baby trailing its umbilical cord, the baby is covered in blood, and two hands, presumably of a Doctor, are waiting to receive the child. This was created to appear on billboard so the shire size would make the image impossible to be missed. The background is white therefore the baby stands out. The logo is included to the left of the advertisement and is very small almost insignificant. The image is very clear and not edited in any way to make the situation more attractive I agree with the advertisement entirely. Although it is a strange way to advertise I have no objections. The image is very large and might not be what all people want to witness it but birth of babies are publicized on the television as entertainment or education in more graphic detail. IsnÃ¢â¬â¢t a baby being born Ã¢â¬Å"the most wonderful experienceÃ¢â¬ ? But people did however complain, the public disagreed strongly with this image Ã¢â¬Å"the posterÃ¢â¬ ¦. Has attracted more than 800 complaints. Ã¢â¬ 800 is not a particularly large amount when in comparison with the millions that would have witness the advertisement. The complaints consisted of Ã¢â¬Å"the image is shocking and distastefulÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬Å", Ã¢â¬Å"many children are reported to have found it disturbingÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬Å"and objections regarding the Ã¢â¬Å"exploitative use of such an image to sell clothes. Ã¢â¬ All complaints where made to an advertising organisation called the ASA. The Ã¢â¬ËAdvertising Standards AuthorityÃ¢â¬â¢ began in 1962 by the advertising industry. The ASA practises a voluntary code of practice called Ã¢â¬ËThe British Code of Advertising and sales promotion practise. The code declares that all advertisements must be legal, decent honest and truthful. They must not be offensive or downgrade competitors they must not deliberately misinform. Benetton baby does break some of these rules. The first rule broken in some points of view is Ã¢â¬ËdecencyÃ¢â¬â¢ Ã¢â¬Å"No advert should contain any matter that is likely to cause widespread offenceÃ¢â¬ ¦. Ã¢â¬Å"The advert may be offensive to a mother who recently had a miscarriage. As to a woman whose child has recently died or to a woman who cannot become a mother. Etc. however this information cant be held against Benetton as a second rule in the code states, Ã¢â¬Å"[t]he fact that a product may be found offensive by some people Is notÃ¢â¬ ¦ a sufficient basis under the code for objecting an advertisement for itÃ¢â¬ therefore the advert is within its own rights. Ã¢â¬ËHonestyÃ¢â¬â¢ Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬ ¦. cause be easily grasped and clearly understoodÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬ the advertisement isnÃ¢â¬â¢t entirely clear. From the advertisement alone you are not able to grasp what exactly the clothing company is retailing. However the advertisement does not lead you to believe that the Benetton Company sells babies or anything else, for that matter. Ã¢â¬Å"Looking death in the faceÃ¢â¬ An ad showing the image of a man dying of AIDS, surrounded by his family. The logo is present also but, as with the others, it is small and unimportant. The camera shot is very provocative, it is very close up. The dying man obviously and purposely is made to resemble Jesus this has been done by computer. The image almost makes you fell an intruder in the scene. This has led to furious debate about the limits of advertising. Benetton claims, Ã¢â¬Å"It was as if the reality of suffering only had dignity and moral value in the editorial section of a newspaper and lost all its ability to denounce and sensitize people when in `contagiousÃ¢â¬â¢ contact with advertising. Ã¢â¬ Published by an English daily before its official presentation, the photo provoked a controversy that extended from Great Britain throughout the world. The AIDS ad may, however be seen by some as trying to profit from peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s pain rather than simply offending the more traditionalist members of society. One British AIDS charity agreed, while some American gay activists disagree, saying the advertisements gives the issue a higher public profile. The parents of the dying man may feel the same since, according to Benetton, they approved the companyÃ¢â¬â¢s use of the photo. With this new project, Benetton has once again chosen to look reality in the face by embarking upon a social issue, as he did in previous campaigns that focused on war, Aids, discrimination and racism. Harshly attacked by some and internationally applauded by others, BenettonÃ¢â¬â¢s campaigns have managed to tear down the wall of indifference contributing at increasing the awareness of universal problems among worldÃ¢â¬â¢s citizens. Both the advertisements, Ã¢â¬Å"Benettons babyÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"looking death in the faceÃ¢â¬ Where concealed and eventually banned across the world. There is more to this than the old saying that all publicity is good publicity. Oliviero Toscani, BenettonÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"adman,Ã¢â¬ claims the campaigns are not designed to offend, but rather to Ã¢â¬Å"raise consciousness. Ã¢â¬ A more plausible interpretation is that Benetton is trying to sell sweaters to the young and hip and those who like to think of themselves in that way. What better means to appeal to them than by offending an older generation of their parents? 7th January 2000 Ã¢â¬â At the beginning of the new millennium, Benetton publicized the real faces of the prisoners on death row, without a future. Remorseful or unremorseful, smiling or sad, healthy or ill, they all are guilty in the eyes of the human law. Many have their arms crossed; one is shown reading the Bible. Almost all of them are looking directly at the camera, at you. These portraits of dozens of individuals sentenced to death are the results of Oliviero ToscaniÃ¢â¬â¢s two years of work which he visited several American prisons. The campaign is about the death penalty this project aims at presentation to the public the reality of capital punishment, aiming to prevent people considering the death penalty as a distant matter, just something they might hear about on television. ToscaniÃ¢â¬â¢s images intend to give back a human face to the prisoners on death row, to remind Ã¢â¬Å"respectable people who are always so sure theyÃ¢â¬â¢re rightÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬ that these people are human Beings not virtual characters easily removed or secured with a simple click as with a game. The campaign appeared on billboards and on the pages of the major publishing companies around Europe, America and Asia in January 2000. Toscani spoke for the prisoners when he said, Ã¢â¬Å"that having killed has changed them forever, and for the worst. Ã¢â¬ Speedy Rice a writer, on behalf of the NACDl (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) who has contributed to the campaign by patiently contacting and negotiating with prisonsÃ¢â¬â¢ Mr. Rice mentions that during 1999 there has been a huge rise in the number of executions in the United States. Of the 600 death sentences that were passed between 1976 and the end of the 20thcentury, approximately 100 executions were carried out in 1999. Benetton advertisements to me have a strong meaning, which differs from individual to individual. For some the adverts are merely indicating how ignorant the world is today. How people emphasise on looking a certain way and how they foresee others. To others they may be seen as a source of entertainment something to discuss on the train or to your local cab driver that will never silence. There are many other views but mine is this I agree entirely with the advertisements, although others wont. The ads are unique and contain moral issues that may keep the brain puzzled all day to find. As there has been such uproar in disagreement concerning the ads this has given Benetton a vast amount of free advertisement. I like all the adverts I have been analysing although I do prefer the Ã¢â¬Å"death rowÃ¢â¬ images. These appeal to me a majority more as they have more of a moral message, and become challenging to comprehend the death penalty law. You are left asking yourself, Ã¢â¬Å"Do I agree with the death penalty? Ã¢â¬ All of the benetton advertisements caused great amounts of controversial disagreement. The three mentioned esspecialy, as to more than half the world they have no meaning, as to others they offend highly. Benetton baby. (2017, Jul 09).
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Literary analysis on The turn of the screw by Henry James - Essay Example It does not happen to be a ghost story that wrenches the readersÃ¢â¬â¢ interest by the inclusion of gross elements like blood curdling episodes and enervating shrieks and action on the part of the ghosts and apparitions. Rather the horror style of Henry James does differ from the other fiction writers in the sense that it happens to be sophisticated and subtle that inculcates the element of horror in the narrative with much finesse and craftsmanship, thereby allowing the readers to exercise their imagination while perusing a work of fiction that is disturbingly open and inconclusive in terms of climax. In The Turn of the Screw Henry James resorts to a combination of the usual elements of a ghost narrative and his unique ability to engage the imagination of the reader through subtle suggestions, to present his peculiar brand of horror. Even while attempting a cursory perusal of the text, the readers simply cannot help noticing the astute way in which Henry James subscribes to a rang e of narrative devices to facilitate a disturbing as well as fabulous rendition of the psychic elements within the story. As per Jeffery Williams, Ã¢â¬Å"The frame of the Turn of the Screw figures a different scene, the conditions not as fatally serious, but nonetheless as urgent, coding the story primarily in terms of entertainment and an overwhelming curiosity (Williams 112).Ã¢â¬ It goes without saying that the events and actions within the narrative are so arranged to cull out the desired emotive response on the part of the readers, without leaving any scope for the superfluous and the gross. For instance the governessÃ¢â¬â¢ narrative begins with the observation that, Ã¢â¬Å"I remember the whole beginning as a succession of flights and drops, a little seesaw of the right throbs and the wrong (James 12).Ã¢â¬ These lines bring in an element of expectation within the narrative without resorting to abject horror and intimidation on the part of the writer. Such astute comments on the part of the governess and other characters do command a weight in the sense that they present the way characters react and act, in the meantime bringing forth their moral and dispositional traits. As it gets very evident from the given line, the element of horror is introduced slowly but steadily in the narrative to titillate the senses of the readers, without resorting to any abject presentation of the blood curdling horror. The writers presents the governessÃ¢â¬â¢ first encounter with the absurd as, Ã¢â¬Å"That was exactly present to me- by which I mean the face was- when, on the first of these occasions, at the end of a long June day, I stopped short on emerging from one of the plantations and coming into view of the house (James 26).Ã¢â¬ With the direct encounter of the governess with the imminent horror as expressed in this line, the plot in the novella gets dense to arouse the expectations of the readers as to the future course of action within the story and the e ventual turn that the narrative will take. The way the characters in the story are presented, as in the case of Flora, Ã¢â¬Å"She expressed in her little way an extraordinary detachment from the disagreeable duties, looking to me, however, with a great childish light that seemed to offer it as a mere result of the affection she has conceived for my person... (James 20)Ã¢â¬ , make the readers readily strike a bond with the characters and they simply cannot help being concerned about as to what will eventually happen to them. This
Technical writing - Essay Example Therefore, the purpose of this memo is to provide information about the influence of the JapanÃ¢â¬â¢s business culture and negotiation styles on business. Despite the recent changes in the Japanese business culture, the Japanese negotiation style remains the most distinctive in the world. It is far different from negotiation styles in JapanÃ¢â¬â¢s closest neighbors such as Taiwan and Korea. Japanese executives adopt a subtle, low key bargaining, contrary to the typical aggressive haggling of Chinese and Korean business executives (Hodgson, Sano and Graham 39). This poses challenges in doing business because, Japanese tend to be slower and more deliberate in making concessions (Nishiyama 102). This takes a long time in making business decisions for the parties involved. Other challenges arise because of the JapaneseÃ¢â¬â¢s retreat into vague statements or silence when there are complications, making of frequent referrals to the head office or superiors, and their nonverbal behav iors that are complex and confusing (Nishiyama 102). The memo has been written in this chosen arrangement technique because of its purpose. Being an informative memo, provision of information and details about JapanÃ¢â¬â¢s corporate culture and negotiation styles and how they pose challenges to doing business in Japan is the core function of this memo. ... Part B: A Report on the Challenges Associated with doing Business in Japan The major challenges that are associated with doing business in Japan are embedded in the countryÃ¢â¬â¢s corporate culture and language. First, when one goes to do business in Japan, he or she faces challenges of acceptance. The Japanese does not accept foreigners readily and take them as their own as is the case in other countries. This creates a challenge in developing, and maintaining effective business relations within the Japanese system. Another challenge stems from how male Japanese relates with females. For instance, male Japanese executives have no experience in dealing with female managers, and have little or no protocol of doing so (Mente 79). Therefore, females doing business in Japan faces difficulties because some Japanese tends to believe that women are not meant to be business managers in the first place. The Japanese market is a difficult market. There are significant challenges associated w ith entry to the Japanese market, which is extremely expensive and time consuming. In some cases, it may be absolutely impossible to break into the distribution channels for certain products. This is because these channels are tightly knit that no foreigner can penetrate them (Mente 42). Inability to break into these channels has nothing to do with prices or product salability, but it is linked to the strong relationships between Japanese manufacturers, retailers and manufacturers. Unique culture and difficulty Japanese language creates significant challenges in doing business. Language barrier and misunderstanding of culture lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding (Haghirian 55). The
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Humanitarian interventions can only be strong states's strategies, discuss - Term Paper Example the front, with examples such as liberation of Iraq from dictatorial rule, which was successful after the US military managed to apprehend the then president Saddam Hussein (Chomsky 2007 p 30). It has also been in the forefront to restore democracy as well as suppressing armed militia for example in Somalia during the first battle of Mogadishu, invasion in Afghanistan among others. As it is today, the global economy depends highly on peace especially due to the various international trade organizations in place and hence, any country which may seem to jeopardize growth as a result of war and oppressive leadership should be made to account for its own short comings. These interventions however, should not be based on the greed to serve personal vendettas but for the common good of preserving humanity. This essay is a critical evaluation on humanitarian intervention, supporting the idea that they can only be successful if conducted by strong states, citing examples of successes and fai lures mostly from the US perspective. Humanitarian interventions as discussed herein, involves exercising liberty to disregard the sovereignty of a country with a genuine reason in order to protect the rights of the citizens as the understanding of international customary law dictates (Nye 2008 p 66). Many citizens continue to die as a result of power hungry politicians, who are willing and able to kill their fellow country men for them to remain in power. In defense, rebel movements especially in the third world countries continue to emerge resulting to more deaths and destruction of property. The Iraq government for example under the watch of president Saddam did not only pose a great threat to its neighbors such as Iran and Kuwait but also to its own citizens, who faced brutality from security forces, especially those who dared to criticize his rule. It is estimated that 300000 Iraqis died as a result of atrocities committed against them by SaddamÃ¢â¬â¢s regime. Most of these victims
Friday, July 26, 2019
Marketing Communication Strategy - Sales Promotion - Assignment Example Ã Direct marketing is a channel form of advertising that helps business as well as non-profit organisations to directly communicate with the customers with the help of various advertising techniques like online display of ads, catalogue distribution, mobile messaging, promotional letters etc. Advertising is a form of communication that helps to persuade the audience to take some action. The action would be to purchase the product or service. An efficient and effective marketing communication mix is essential otherwise the company will not survive in the competitive marketplace. Effective marketing communication with customers is essential in order to generate profits and sales. Now in the context of the project, the two companies that have been chosen to demonstrate the usage of the mentioned communication mixes are KFC and McDonalds. Both KFC, as well as McDonald's, hugely invest in their communication strategy. The report will begin by providing a brief introduction to the chosen companies as it will help to relate the subject more efficiently. The report will also highlight the 3 major marketing communication mixes used by them in the marketplace. Apart from that, the report will also emphasize the importance and scope of the mentioned communication mix. In the context of the project, the following three major elements used as the promotional elements are advertisements, sales promotion and public relation. The effectiveness and efficiency of marketing communication strategies of KFC and McDonalds are:- Sales Promotion: - Sales promotion is amongst the seven elements of the promotional mix. Examples of sales promotion include the contest, discount coupons, product samples and various other freebies (Gartner and Bellamy, 2009, p.350). Now in the context of the project, KFC makes use of sales promotion to a large extent. The company uses the following tools in order to further improve the sales. It includes coupons, premiums and entertainment. Every outlet of KFC offers the different type of incentives such as coupons, the free add-on, and the free meal to the customers for the purpose of selling.Ã Ã
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Audit framework - Essay Example Operational audit a review of any part of an organizationÃ¢â¬â¢s operating procedures and methods for the purpose of evaluating efficiency and effectiveness. And compliance audit Ã¢â¬â Auditing process is considerably broader than the definition of an audit of historical financial statements and encompasses many attestation and assurance service activities. Definition of auditing is also includes several key words and phrases. In auditing accounting data, the concern is with determining whether recorded information properly reflects the economic events that occurred during the accounting period. Because accounting rules are the criteria for evaluating whether the accounting information is properly recorded, any auditor involved with these data must also thoroughly understand those rules. To do an audit, there must be information in a verifiable form and some standards (criteria) by which the auditor can evaluate the information. Information can and does take many forms. Auditors routinely perform audits of quantifiable information, including companiesÃ¢â¬â¢ financial statements and individualsÃ¢â¬â¢ federal income tax returns. Auditors also perform audits lf more subjective information, such as the effectiveness of computer systems and the efficiency of manufacturing operations. This is a case study for auditing Southern Rock, a high street UK Bank, registered in Southampton. Here audit partner in the firm is Ã¢â¬Å"APMC AuditorsÃ¢â¬ has provided some questions to answer. Answers of the given questions are answered as bellow respectively: The Ã¢â¬Å"going concernÃ¢â¬ perception is one of the regulatory foundation stone of the financial accounting arena. The spirit of going concern express that the Balance Sheet of a company must be an echo the weight of that company as if it would stay in existence for and beyond the predictable future. In other words, the going concern concept also states that the company would
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
American Politics - Essay Example It becomes a wonderment for me as to why these people, all of them sometimes even more qualified candidates than the mainstream ones, need to battle every step of the way to get on the ballot. With 50 sets of rules and regulations to meet in every state, these alternative candidates dont have a chance to actually represent themselves in the public vote. In a nation where equality is being touted as the basis of all social and political movements, the presidential election becomes the obvious evidence of how the lip service paid in the name of equality remains just that. More importantly, the way the documentary presented the war between Cobb and Nader in such a way that the mainstream media never covered. Thus presenting a better idea to the public as to how the politics of the presidential election truly works and why these alternative candidates need to be given a chance to voice out their platform on the public stage. Maybe in the future, we will have the united 3rd Party that these alternative candidates seem to be working towards. For this part of the essay, I chose to look at the National Rifle Organization Political Victory Fund which is the NRAs political action committee. The NRA mission objective is quite simple. They wish to protect the 2nd amendment and the peoples right to bear arms. A cause that has caused a nationwide controversy with the rising rate of gun related deaths over the past years. The political action committee uses the website to provide those interested with information about the organization and offer them an opportunity to participate in protecting their constitutionally protected 2nd amendment rights. The organization also explains how writing to your representatives during critical moments of gun control legislation could actually become the trigger that prevents a law banning the right to bear arms from being passed. It is because of their mission
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Language Development - Research Paper Example Children show more receptive than productive language. Articulation disorders, Fluency disorders, Resonance or voice disorders Language disorders, Expressive disorders are the common forms of disorders that can be recognized when a child is delayed in the language improvement and these can be cured by the speech training and speech therapy. Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most children with speech and/or language disorders. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Edward.Carr observed that a combination of simultaneous communication training and separate vocal training may have a synergetic effect on speech development. Hence while planning language intervention programs, providing ideal situations and contexts for language learning that supports the use of various effective approaches is of utmost importance. The context or type of activity (e.g., play-dough, book reading) can strongly influence the level of caregiver responsiveness (Girolametto & Weitzman, 2002) during the speech training. This suggests that different child learning levels require different teaching methods of language learning. Hence the current study observes various approaches of speech training tools at different stages of child development. The study observes different speech training tools like drama, mime, and improvisation for language development in different age group children from 3 years to 18 years. As children make a deliberate effort to master the sounds and sound patterns of the adult language, Ferguson and Farwell (1975) noted that children work simultaneously at mastering the sound system of the language as a whole and the sound patterns of individual words. So linguists caution against assuming that the correct adult pronunciation always underlies a child's mispronunciation (Waterson 1981). So this advice for careful speech training during the speech storage during early childhood and in school going children.
Classic Airlines and Marketing Essay Classic Airlines in an airline company that has been in business for over 25 years and has gained great success within the airline industry. In the 25 years since its creation the company has grown to over 32,000 employees and has generated 10 billion dollars worth of business. Although the company has seen great success, it also is subjected to the many challenges that other airlines companies face in todayÃ¢â¬â¢s market. Classic airlines must be able to market its product so that customers will pick there product over competitors within the industry (University of Phoenix, 2012). There are several marketing concepts that Classic airlines have applied and are using in their business. The first marketing concept that Classic airlines use is the needs, wants, and demands concept. This concept is applied by understanding the needs, wants, and demands of the customer. The way Classic airlines have done this is create a rewards program for the customer. This feels the need for a customer to get something for a reduced price. If the customer has enough miles they can upgrade to first class or stay at a Classic airlines hotel partner for a free night (Kotler Keller, 2006). The second concept that Classic airlines have applied to their business strategy is offering and brands. This concept is applied by a firm by offering benefits to a customer that fills needs and using brands that are a known commodity. The Classic airlines rewards program is a perfect example of this marketing concept. The airline offers if a customer signs up for the rewards program they will gain points which can be redeemed for free or reduced items. Although in the reading it does not state what hotel companies are partners of Classic airlines they should make sure that these hotels are name brand hotels such as Marriott or the Hilton so customers feel they are getting a premium brand (Kotler Keller, 2006). The third marketing concept that Classic airlines applies is value and satisfaction. The concept is successful if it delivers value and satisfaction to the customer. The customer must be able to choose between different options to determine what the best value is for them. Classic does this with the rewards program. It gives customers options on what value they use once they earn a certain number of miles. This is a great marketing ploy for Classic airlines because it allows the customer to feel as they have the power in the situation and they are able to pick what option is best for their situation. All three of the above marketing concepts are used by Classic in some way through the rewards program. They are very smart because they use a combination of these concepts to create the rewards program. Classic knows that they are successful as long as the customers are happy. The rewards program allows the customer to receive benefits for staying loyal to Classic airlines(Kotler Keller , 2006).
Monday, July 22, 2019
What is learning Essay ?What is learning? From born to dead, we non-stop to learning, how to sound, walk, study knowledge, even working skill. We learn in our whole life. But what is learning? Why we need to learn? Is it to follow other success person so we need to learn? Gagne(1965) describe learning as four factors, Drive, Stimulus, Response and Reinforcement. For every learning process before it start there are also have a reason to basic on, whatever we are learning a knowledge or a skill. And this is the factor of drive, it can improve you to want to learn. It can be a basic need or other drive. For example, a baby learning how to speak, it can describe as a basic need drive, because the baby want to let his mother father to know what his want, and speak is the most effective and efficient way to achieve, thats why the baby go to learn. In stimulus factor of Gagne theory, learner must be stimulated by the learning process, because some of stimulus can make the learner to drew some nature response, it can help them to learn more effect and efficient. And when the learner in the learning process, they will get some individual stimulus, that is the feel of the new thing of you learn. When the stimulus was occur on the learner, they will take a response such as increased skills and knowledge. This stage must occur after process of drive and stimulus. The last factor is reinforcement, when the learner taking some new skill or knowledge, those thing may forget quickly, because we also can not remember now thing hardly for first time, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s why we need to practice to reinforcement the new skill or knowledge. In the process on the learning, there have many variable element, such as what type of the learner are, what the way are adopt to learn, those variable will influence the result of the learning process. Below we will talking about those variable, how those influence the result. Learning styles encompass a series of theories suggesting systematic differences in individuals natural or habitual pattern of acquiring and processing information in learning situations. A core concept is that individuals differ in how they learn. The idea of individualized learning styles originated in the 1970s, and has greatly influenced education. Proponents of the use of learning styles in education recommend that teachers assess the learning styles of their students and adapt their classroom methods to best fit each students learning style. Although there is ample evidence that individuals express preferences for how they prefer to receive information, few studies have found any validity in using learning styles in education. Critics say there is no evidence that identifying an individual students learning style produces better outcomes. There is evidence of empirical and pedagogical problems related to the use of learning tasks toÃ¢â¬Ëcorrespond to differences in a one-to-one fashion. Ã¢â¬â¢Well-designed studies contradict the widespread meshing hypothesis, that a student will learn best if taught in a method deemed appropriate for the students learning style. Learning styles are a popular concept in psychology and education that are intended to identify how people learn best. The popularity of this concept grew dramatically during the 1970s and 1980s, despite the evidence suggesting that personal learning preferences have no actual influence on learning results. While the existing research has found that matching teaching methods to learning styles had no influence on educational outcomes, the concept of learning styles remains extremely popular. There are many different ways of categorizing learning styles including Kolbs model and the Jungian learning styles. Neil Flemings VARK model is one of the most popular representations. In 1987, Fleming developed an inventory designed to help students and others learn more about their individual learning preferences. David A. Kolbs model is based on the Experiential learning Theory, as explained in his book Experiential Learning. The ELT model outlines two related approaches toward grasping experience: Concrete Experience and Abstract Conceptualization, as well as two related approaches toward transforming experience: Reflective Observation and Active Experimentation. According to Kolbs model, the ideal learning process engages all four of these modes in response to situational demands. In order for learning to be effective, all four of these approaches must be incorporated. As individuals attempt to use all four approaches, however, they tend to develop strengths in one experience-grasping approach and one experience-transforming approach. The resulting learning styles are combinations of the individuals preferred approaches. For type of the learner, it can classification as 16 different type, as Serialist vs. Holist, Controlled vs. Impulsive, Dependant vs. Independent, Mature vs. Immature, Structured vs. Unstructured, Familiar vs. Unfamiliar, Instructional vs. Experimental, Deep learning vs. Surface learning. To identify what type the learner are, we can uses some of test to calculate it, and this is also a important step, because different type of learner will have stimulus by different learning way. As the way of learning, they were through words, questions, through images, pictures and abstract representations , through music and rhythm, through movements or physical activities, through social interaction and through independence or self-interaction. Those analysis by Gardner, in 1999. For suggest learner to used different way to learn, Riding (1997) to publish that, Cognitive Style, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s mean an individualÃ¢â¬â¢s consistent preferences for particular ways of gathering, processing and storing information and experiences. It is a fusion of methods of thinking and of personality. And he also also warned about the possibility of confusing style with ability in 1997. Those theory bring out one mine idea that everyone who before go to learn, they should to find out what kind of they are, and what method are suitable for first, that is the most important. But this is not a easily even for an experience teacher, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s why teacher should have a reliable and valid instrument, because some characteristics are not discernable, by (Beaty 1986; Dunn, Dunn, and Price 1977; Marcus 1977 How to Implement and Supervise a Learning Style Program, P. 9). Cognitive Style and learning style two-oriented theories and models mostly in the late twentieth century (1950) proposed that the two are very similar at first glance, very confusing. Jonassen Grabowski (1993) explain the main difference between the two is that learning styles were analyzed only for the learner preferences, without taking into consideration the actual ability of learners. To calculate the type of the learner are, there have few popular method to measure Cognitive Style, and there usually will identify as two big type of style. (Riding,1997 ). They are Ã¢â¬Ëwholist-analytical(WA)Ã¢â¬â¢ and Ã¢â¬Ëverbaliser-imager(VI) type. The wholist-analytical group are concerned with whether the individual processes and organizes data as a whole or in a piecemeal fashion and the verbaliser-imager group are concerned with whether the individual normally represents information in their memory as pictures or as words during the process of thinking. We can use Belbin test, MBTI test, and VARK Questionnaire test VARK Questionnaire test is a method to analysis a person learning style, basic on their gift and ability, VARK model as well as other learning style theories has been questioned and criticized extensively. One large scale look at learning style models suggested that the instruments designed to assess individual learning styles were questionable, while other critics have suggested that labeling students as having one specific learning style can actually be a hindrance to learning. Despite the criticism and lack of empirical support, the VARK model remains fairly popular among both students and educators. Many students immediately recognize that they are drawn to a particular learning style. Others may find that their learning preferences lie somewhere in the middle. For example, a student might feel that both visual and auditory learning is the most appealing. While aligning teaching strategies to learning styles may or may not be effective, students might find that understanding their own learning preferences can be helpful. For example, if you know that visual learning appeals to you most, using visual study strategies in conjunction with other learning methods might help you better remember the information you are studying or at the very least make studying more enjoyable. So what happens if no single learning preference calls out to you? What if you change preferences based on the situation or the type of information you are learning? In such instances, you probably have what is known as a multimodal style. For example, you might rely on your reading and writing preferences when you are dealing with a class that requires a great deal of book reading and note-taking, such as a history of psychology course. During an art class, you might depend more on your visual and kinesthetic preferences as you take in pictorial information and learn new techniques. There have four item to take a mark, Visual, Aural, Read and Kinesthetic. Visual learner are good at receive of image information some picture as charts, diagrams. illustrations, notes, and videos are all let visual learners easily to remember the information . People who prefer this type of learning would rather see information presented in a visual rather than in written form. Aural (or auditory) learners is good to learning by use of there ears . They more perfer to get a good part out of lectures and are good at remembering speech by people of there mouth. Reading and writing learners more likely to get information through as words. Learning source that are primarily text-based are strongly preferred by these learners. Kinesthetic (or tactile) learners learn best by touching and doing. Hands-on experience is important to kinesthetic learners. Of the outcome of my test of doing VARK test, my result are Visual: 5, Aural: 9 , Read/Write: 2, Kinesthetic: 9, that is mean that im good at aural and kinesthetic. Those of sound and touching thing and resource are effect for me to learning, those are stimulate way for me. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s mean listing the teacher told and feel the new thing. Belbin test is a analysis method of calculate role of team of a person, this develop by Dr. Meredith Belbin in Cambridge, UK. Its main function are help tester to know himself, from self-character to other people idea of himself. And calculate the tester career development. It can understand the member of the team person working style quickly. Then you can know how to communicate with, and make the performance be more efficient and effect. And the nine type is Shaper (SH), Implementer (IMP), Completer-Finisher (CF), Coordinator (CO), Team Worker (TW), Resource Investigator (RI), Plant (PL), Monitor-Evaluator (ME) and Specialist (SP). As my know of myself, I will describe myself as Implementer (IMP), because its characteristic are Implementers are the people who get things done. They turn the teams ideas and concepts into practical actions and plans. They are typically conservative, disciplined people who work systematically and efficiently and are very well organized. These are the people who you can count on to get the job done. On the downside, Implementers may be inflexible and can be somewhat resistant to change. For my target career as a business administrative, this is suitable for of the role of the Implementer (IMP). MMDI test, full name is Myers Briggs Type Indicator, this test let character describe as sixteen type, this sixteen type include all human behavior, they are 1)ESTJ male chauvinism 2)ESTP challenge 3)ESFJ master 4)ESFP show off 5)ENTJ general 6)ENTP inventor 7)ENFJ educationalist 8)ENFP reporter 9)ISTJ public servant 10)ISTP adventure 11)ISFJ take care 12)ISFP art 13)INTJ professional 14)INTP scholar 15)INFJ author 16)INFP philosopher. Those of them also have benefit and weak point and no one is the best. When I finish the test, I know that im the type of the ESFJ master adventure one, this is different between I estimate one as ESTP challenge one, therefore, ESFJ as Enthusiastic, talkative, popular, responsible natural collaborators, active member of the committee. May be longer than the creation of a harmonious and harmony. Often doing good to others. Encouragement and praise when you get the best work. The main interest lies in those things that have a direct and significant impact on peoples lives. In the analysis, ESFJ is suitable of occupation such as Housekeeping Nurse, Administration, Teachers, Family Physicians, Clergy or other religious workers Office Manager, Counselor, Accountant, Administrative Assistant, this is matching with my target career as administrative.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Quantum Chemistry: Molecular Geometry of Water Molecule Question 1: Optimize the molecular geometry of a water molecule (H2O) at HF/STO-3G level of theory in Gaussian-09 through the GaussView Visualization software package on the desktops provided. Give optimized bond length lengths and angles using this combination of methods and basis set. Ans. Bond Length = 0.98927 Ãâ¦ and the Bond Angle H-O-H is 100.035 degrees Recalculate the geometry using an alternative method of your own choice. Ans. Using Semi-empirical (PM6) we get a bond length of 0.94911 Ãâ¦ and a Bond Angle H-O-H is 107.488 degrees. Give molecular orbital diagram with drawings of the molecular orbitals. You may have to rerun the calculation with pop=full included. Ã Ans. Molecular orbitals for isolated H-O-H molecule were calculated using Hartree-Fock wave function and STO-3G basis set.  HOMO (Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital) and LUMO (Lowest Occupied Molecular Orbital) HOMO LUMO HOMO: Mainly pz2 is character with no contribution from Hydrogen 1s orbital but contributes to lone pair effects. LUMO: O-H antibonding with greatest electron density around Oxygen atom. Lowest Energy Orbital 1a1 contributed by 1s orbital of Oxygen Atom (approximately spherical). 2nd Lowest Energy Orbital 2a1 (close to non-bonding) contributed mostly by 2s orbital of Oxygen Atom (approximately spherical). Also contributes to O-H bonds. Energy Orbital 1b2 (non-bonding) contributed by 1s orbital of Hydrogen Atom and 2s plus 2px orbitals of Oxygen Atom leading to O-H bonds. Energy Orbital 3a1 (non-bonding) contributed by 1s orbital of Hydrogen Atom and 2s plus 2pz orbitals of Oxygen Atom leading to O-H bonds. Highest occupied molecular orbital 1b1 (non-bonding) with pz2 character. No contribution from Hydrogen atoms. How will the geometry change when and electron from the highest occupied molecular orbital is removed? Calculate the energy of H2O+, i.e. water with a charge of 1 and multiplicity 2. Ans. Using Hartree-Fock Wave Function with STO-3G basis set for a Water molecule with +1 charge and multiplicity 2, we get Bond length = 0.96 Ãâ¦ Bond Angle H-O-H = 109.5 degrees Energy of H2O+ = -75.2017003581 A.U. (atomic units) How will the geometry change when an electron is removed from the second highest occupied molecular orbital of H2O? Ans. If an electron is removed from the second highest occupied molecular orbital and electron from the highest occupied molecular orbital will move down to stabilize the oxygen atom and giving it a negative charge leading to a single lone pair. The original water molecule has 2 lone pairs and repulsion leads to a bond angle approximately 104.5 degrees, on removing an electron the repulsion force decreases leading to a larger bond angle but the geometry will remain the same. Calculate the infrared spectrum of water Ans. For Hartree-Fock Wave Function and STO-3G basis set. How will the spectrum change when the hydrogen atoms are replaced by deuterium atoms? Ans. If the hydrogen atoms were replaced by deuterium the mass of the atoms bonding to the oxygen atom increases as deuterium is a heavier isotope that results in a drop in the frequency of vibration of the molecules with similar peaks. How will the spectrum change when the water molecule is in liquid phase rather than in the gas-phase? Ans. For Hartree-Fock Wave Function and STO-3G basis set. Question 2: Do a geometry optimization and frequency for cyclohexane in the chair and boat configurations in the gas phase. Template structures should be available in GaussView. Chose a density functional method and basis set. As this is a relatively large system, I would choose a modest basis set without polarization and diffuse basis functions. Which of the two structures is more stable? Ans. The chair conformer is more stable as compared to boat as the hydrogens in the chair conformation are well separated as compared to the boat conformer leading to less force of repulsion hence less energy and more stability.  Calculate the vibrational spectra of both structures. Give a comparison. Ans. Chair Conformation IR Spectra -> Boat Conformation IR Spectra -> More peaks in the IR spectra of the boat conformation due to more interactions. Higher energy due to more interactions as compared to chair conformation. The boat conformation is not stable and is only used for experimental purposes and cannot exist independently. How would you be able to identify percentages of chair and boat configuration from a mixture of the two? Ans. We can easily calculate the percentages of chair to boat by calculating the value of ÃÅ½Ã¢â¬ G between chair and boat and equating it to (- RT ln (Q)). The value of Q will give us the ratio of boat to chair conformer in a mixture of two. Chair Conformer Energy Boat Conformer Energy There will be a negligible difference between the energy for Chair Conformer at 10 cycles rather than 9 cycles. Hence, = 28.077 kJ/mol  Equating, where R= 0.008314 kJ/molK and T=273.15+27=200.15 K we get, Q=1.29866 * 10^-5 which is the ratio of boat to chair conformer present in the solution. Draw the dipole moment of the chair and boat configuration. Which of those structures will dissolve better in water and why? Ans. Chair conformer of cyclohexane has negligible dipole moment due to symmetry and equal charge distribution. On the other hand Boat conformation of cyclohexane has dipole moment due to the shape of the conformer making it polar due to charge distribution and steric effects. BOAT CONFORMER (Note: Grey spheres are C atoms and Blue spheres are H atoms) Hence the boat conformer is able to dissolve in water but stabilizes soon and turns into the chair conformer making it non-polar and separating it from water. How many different configurations of Fluoro-cyclohexane exist? Draw structures but do not minimize in Gaussian. Ans. Dipole moments of Fluoro-Cyclohexane have increased by a factor of 611.6 as compared to cyclohexane. This explains how the presence of a single fluoride atom instead of a hydrogen impacts the structure and charge distribution of the cyclic hydrocarbon. In turn adding a Fluoride atom also increases the energy of the cyclic hydrocarbon creating less stable structures in boat, twist and half chair increasing and decreasing the amount of other conformers in a solution compared to chair.  CHAIR CONFORMER BOAT CONFORMER (NOTE: Grey spheres are C atoms, White Spheres are H atoms and Blue Sphere is F atom) At room temperature only Chair Fluoro-Cyclohexane can exist but may transition between conformations that will be present for negligible time. REFERENCES: http://www.idc-online.com/technical_references/pdfs/chemical_engineering/Molecular_orbitals_for_water.pdf http://butane.chem.uiuc.edu/pshapley/GenChem2/A6/book.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclohexane_conformation http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/VirtTxtJml/sterism2.htm http://www.virginia.edu/ep/Interactions/Constants_Units__Conversions.htm SOFTWARES: Gaussian(R) 09 Art in the Victorian Era | Analysis of Styles Art in the Victorian Era | Analysis of Styles The Victorian era was an age of peace and prosperity in Great Britain. The Victorian style is developed mainly in Great Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria, who became queen at the age of 18 years old. This movement takes place during the peak of the Industrial Revolution, in this moment, the science, as well as every other aspect of the society, were suffering big changes, with technological advances and a loss on the moral and religious values. This brought a search of rising the social dignity and tried to integrate all the arts in this harmonious and beautiful environment. The Victorian Era begins in 1837 and ends by the beginning of the 20th Century. The Victorian art is eclectic, it gathers the best of other styles, coming back to the Medieval. It uses richly ornamented objects and it has a taste for the naturalist inspired motifs, with great excess and saturation on the forms. A great interest for the daily spaces emerges, specially the dining room, for being a meeting point. The medieval themes are frequently used, full of knights and damsels, and comes back to the representation of religious scenes. Regarding to the painting, the Victorian era is a cult to the classical beauty, to counter the ugly modern world, result of an industrial revolution, where several topics are used, from the religious to the historical, and where the representation of women is recurrent. During the Victorian era, several artists tried to imitate the big former artists, previous the Industrial Revolution. The pre-Raphaelite movement is one of the most important of this period, formed by Dante Gabriel Rosetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, mainly. The pre-Raphaelite tried to fight the teaching on the academies, and all the bad that the Industrial Revolution brought, wanting to recover a more spontaneous art, searching for inspiration on the natural, looking up to the big Reinassance artists. The Lady of Shalott, painted in 1888 by John William Waterhouse is a representative painting of this time. This oil on canvas is held nowadays at the Tate in London. This painting tells the story of Elena, the lady of Shalott, who was confined in a tower where she wove day and night. One day, a whisper announced that a terrible curse will await her if she ever looked at Camelot. In this painting we see Elena in a boat on her way to Camelot. The artist shows us a def enceless young lady, wearing a white tunic. She seems exhausted, a woman who has assumed her faith and her death, with a lost gaze and her arms lay in a surrender position. In the boat, Elena is carrying some of her fabrics, in these fabrics we can observe the adventures of the Knights of the Round Table, as well as the love she feels for Lancelot. The English landscape on the background is reduced to simple strokes. The rich colours and details are used to highlight the central figure. Waterhouse gives importance to the atmosphere, giving less importance to the design. It is a composition of isolation and despair. Waterhouse creates a balance in the composition by opposing the pale figure of the woman on one side of the painting with the horizon on the other. He uses warm and autumnal colours, maybe as a symbolism of Elenas imminent death. Waterhouse captures a sense of sorrow, giving Elena a bewildered look, a woman with no control in her life, a possible nod to the political powe r of women at the time. Victorian society was especially harsh on its female subjects, particularly regarding issues of sexuality and chastity. For instance, Augustus Eggs oil, Misfortune, caused a big shock when it was shown for the first time in 1858 at the Royal Academy. This painting is part of a triptych, which tells us the story of an infidelity and the consequences it had for a woman at the time. The subject of this painting was not only controversial but contemporary and topical. The scene happens in the living room, the husband is holding a letter, evidence of his wifes affair. He is looking to his wife, who is laying on the floor, she is wearing two bracelets in both arms that seem like handcuffs, maybe a symbolism of what the marriage supposed to her. There is religious symbolism as well, there is an apple cut in two, placed in two different spheres of the painting, one half on the floor next to the mother, and the other half by the knife on the table next to the father. On the left side of the p ainting, we see the two children playing with cards, they built a tower which is falling apart, symbolism of the marriage of their parents, only the big sister seems to acknowledge what is happening. We can also see a novel of Balzac at the base of the girls, as well as four small significant paintings on the wall, Adam and Eve expelled from the paradise hanging over the wifes portrait, and one of a shipwreck hanging over the husbands portrait. We can observe a pair of scissors on the table, maybe as a symbolism for the break up. The brushwork is precise, paying attention to the details. Dark colours are predominant in this painting, and the light comes from the left side of the painting, tenuously enlightening the room. Augustus Egg represents the deception of the fallen women, which became almost a trademark of the Victorian period, ex.: The Awakening Conscience by William Holman Hunt, in which we find similitudes such as the mirror in both scenes. The mirror in Eggs painting show s us an open door, through which the mother will soon leave. The mirror gives a sensation of depth by showing us the rest of the room. The Victorian era can be summed up in a series of changes caused by the Industrial Revolution. For many people this period represented a step back of all what had been achieved by the time, that will take artists to romanticize previous times, when everything seemed to be simpler, it was a fight against the progress and the unknown, marked by artistic tendencies which searched for a balance between the what it is beautiful and the new, resulting in a greater richness on the design. These two paintings are a representation of the artistic movement during the Victorian era. They both use recurring topics of the period. Bibliography. Rosenblum, R. Modern Painting and the Northern Romantic Tradition: Friederich to Rothko, Icon (Harpe), 1977. Rothenstein, J. Moder English Painters, Arrow Books, 1962. Treble, R. London: Victorian Paintings. The Burlington Magazine 122, no. 925 (1980): 274-77.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Suppleness in Physical Education The definition of flexibility, suppleness and mobility is the range of movement possible round a joint and this depends on the amount of stretch allowed by the ligaments, joints, tendons and muscles. Flexibility is an important component of physical fitness for all athletes as increasing your flexibility aids performance and helps to avoid unnecessary injury. It is impossible to have the same degree of flexibility around all joints as the joint structure itself limits flexibility, for example a lot of movement is possible at the shoulder joint because it is a ball and socket joint, but movement at the hinge joint of the knee is more limited. Increasing body temperature helps to improve flexibility, which is a good reason why an athlete should always warm up. Our range of movement deteriorates as we get older, due to shortening of the connective tissue and general joint degeneration caused by wear and tear. Why should a netballer do mobility exercises? The objective of mobility training is to improve the range of stretch of the antagonistic muscles. Mobility plays an important part in the preparation of netballers by developing a range of movement to allow technical development and assisting in the prevention of injury. All athletes require a basic level of general all round mobility to allow them to benefit from other forms of training. In addition, netball players will need to develop specific mobility for those joint actions involved in the techniques of their game. Netballers do not have the option to dribble the ball; therefore netball is very much a passing game. Throwing is one... ...ying netball as players have to repeatedly bend down to gather low passes or rolling balls. As I play the position of centre, a high level of stamina is vital as the centre is the player who links the defence to the attack. The centre is designated to a large area on the court so a lot of movement is required. Netball consists of the players continuously passing the ball, so endurance in the biceps brachii and triceps trachii is essential which enables players to pass the ball accurately with speed and power throughout the game. A good level of stamina will ensure that fatigue will not affect your performance. Lack of stamina is highlighted in the last quarter of many matches in which a player complains of Ã¢â¬Å"jelly legs.Ã¢â¬ This is usually accompanied by decreased performance in skills requiring muscular strength or power.
America is Not Responsible for September 11 I am starting to hear something somewhat disturbing about the September 11 attack on the United States. I hear people in the press saying it. I hear it from foreign spokesmen and organizations. And now I hear students and professors agreeing. What they are all saying is that American foreign policy is responsible for this attack. This is not the first time I have heard it. I read this when I was researching Internet sites in the Middle East for a school project. But now I hear it in America. Well, I absolutely reject that belief. And before you start down that road, let me give you an alternative argument and the facts to accompany it. In today's world of sound-bite journalism and quick, dumbed-down answers, this is an easy solution to a problem that doesn't have an easy solution. Sure, jump on the bandwagon. Blame America for all the bad things that happen to her. We are big, powerful and an easy target. Why not blame us? Who else can you blame? Well, simply put, the United States did not plant the bombs that have killed close to 9,000 Americans in the last decade. Someone else did. Nine thousand Americans were lost in terrorist bombings around the world in a decade. Still think this is our fault? There are some good critiques of American foreign policy. But when do we say enough is enough? When do we put the safety of our citizens above public opinion in other countries? Can we not say to the world that "these are our policies, they are based on good values and sound judgement," without fear of being killed? The answer is yes, we can, we will and we must. If we do not, then the hatred of a small minority dominates the rule of law for the vast majority. Let us examine the American foreign policy that is so terrible that terrorists feel justified murdering people in the hundreds and thousands at a time. I think you will see it may not be the root of all evil. First, let us examine our relations with Israel versus the Palestinians. This is the center of the criticism laid upon the backs of Americans dealing with the Middle East for at least 40 years.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Coal and Iron and the Unification of Germany in 1871 In 1862, Bismarck said that Ã¢â¬Ëthe great questions of the day will be settled by blood and iron.Ã¢â¬â¢ Although there is undoubtedly some degree of accuracy in this statement, the most important reason for the unification of Germany, which ended Ã¢â¬Ëthe great questions of the day,Ã¢â¬â¢ was Ã¢â¬Ëcoal and iron.Ã¢â¬â¢ This is a quote from British economist John Maynard Keynes, who argued that the industrial and economic preparation before the wars, which united Germany, were more important. This is because the economic strength created by the rapid industrialisation enabled the creation of a powerful Prussia. It was under this powerful Prussia, with some skilful diplomacy and opportunism, that Germany was successfully united in the wars of German Unification. Without such economic development and prosperity, it is questionable whether Germany would have been united by 1871. The main reason for the unification of Germany by 1871 was Ã¢â¬Ëcoal and iron.Ã¢â¬â¢ This includes important factors such as the presence of raw materials in Prussia, the development of the railways and the Zollverein in Germany, and the industrialisation, which took place in Prussia, particularly in the 1850s. This economic strength, stems back to the Congress of Vienna, where Prussia was given mineral rich land. It gave Prussia the coal and iron producing areas of the Rhineland, and the mineral rich Ruhr and Saar. The availability of such natural resources created an economic take off in Prussia in the 1850s. As a result, Germany became EuropeÃ¢â¬â¢s largest producer of key industrial commodities, such as coal and iron. New mines and iron works w... ...d, stable financial environment. This enabled a strong and successful Prussia to emerge. Prussia was then able to progress to unite Germany. This was because the strong economy permitted the establishment of a strong military force. This strong military force was then able to go forward and unite Germany by Ã¢â¬Ëblood and iron.Ã¢â¬â¢ This process was undoubtedly assisted by the skilful negotiation and opportunism of Bismarck. The longer-term factors Ã¢â¬â the economic and industrial factors Ã¢â¬â enabled the shorter-term reasons for unification to occur. Without a strong financial backdrop, Prussia would not have had such a powerful and efficient army, which was clearly important in the unification of Germany. It was Ã¢â¬Ëiron and coalÃ¢â¬â¢ that enabled the new German Reich to be proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles on 18th June 1871.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common pes ailments. It has been estimated that it affects about one in 10 people at some clip in their life ( Crawford, Atkins, Edwards 2003 ) . Planter Fasciitis is the most occurring diseases in this modern universe. Plantar fasciitis is really common among people. Around 1 in 10 people will acquire plantar fasciitis at some clip in their life. It is most common in people between the ages of 40 to 60 old ages. However, it can happen at any age. It is twice every bit common in adult females as work forces. It is besides common in jocks. ( beginning at hypertext transfer protocol: //www.patient.co.uk/health/Plantar-Fasciitis.htm ) . Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of infracalcaneal hurting and histories for 11 % to 15 % of all pes ailments that require professional intervention ( Buchbinder 2004 ) . It occurs in about 10 % of people who run on a regular basis. Incidence of this status peaks between the ages of 40 and 60 old ages ( Buch binder 2004 ) , ( Wearing, Smeathers, Urry et al.2006 ) . It is a bilateral ailment in about one tierce of patients ( Buchbinder 2004 ) . Plantar fasciitis is non gender specific and affects about 2 million of the American population per twelvemonth ( Irving, Cook, Menz 2006 ) . The upset is thought to be multifactorial in beginning with factors such as fleshiness, inordinate periods of weightbearing activity and decreased ankle scope of gesture normally suggested to be involved ( Riddle, Pulisic, Pidcoe, Johnson 2003 ) . A broad assortment of direction schemes have been developed to handle the upset. A systematic reappraisal ( Crawford, Thomson 2003 ) identified 26 different conservative interventions that have been recommended for the intervention of plantar heel hurting. Merely heel tablets, orthoses, steroid injections, dark splints and extracorporeal daze wave therapy have been evaluated in randomized tests. Foot orthoses are a common intervention for plantar heel hurting, neve rtheless due to the fabrication procedure, they frequently require a period of a few hebdomads between the initial audience and publishing the devices. As such, short-run interventions such as supportive taping are used to relieve symptoms during this interim period ( Martin JE, Hosch, Goforth, Murff, Lynch, Odom 2001 ) Ã¢â¬â the low-Dye ( Dye 1939 ) taping technique being one of the most often used. Foot taping, such as low-dye tape, alters the mechanical map of the pes, diminishing emphasis on the plantar facia and later bring forthing symptom alleviation ( Saxelby, Betts, Bygrave 1997 ) . Most research to day of the month has examined the mechanical effects of the tape on the lower limb. Merely one survey done by Saxelby, Betts, Bygrave in 1997 has evaluated the symptom alleviation offered by low-dye tape, but it had little Numberss of participants and did non include a control group. Those tapes which extended up the leg were known as Ã¢â¬ËHigh-Dye Ã¢â¬Ë , while those in the pes were named Ã¢â¬ËLow-Dye Ã¢â¬Ë . It has been used in the direction of an array of pes pathologies, particularly plantar fasciitis, and its effectivity has been discussed by several workers ( Newell1977, Miller 1977, Subotnick 1975, Van Pelt 1989 ) , although to day of the month grounds has tended to be anecdotal. Taping as an intercession or as portion of an intercession for the intervention of plantar fasciitis has been used for at least 70 old ages ( Dye 1939 ) . A systematic reappraisal measuring the efficaciousness of such intervention schemes has non been found. Therefore, it was considered relevant to reexamine the literature. The purpose of this reappraisal will be to see the effectivity of low dye taping in plantar fasciitis. Background: Harmonizing to Haung 1993, the plantar facia is the major construction that supports and maintains the arched alliance of the pes. This aponeurosis maps as a Ã¢â¬Å" bowstring Ã¢â¬ to keep up the longitudinal arch. Plantar fasciitis develops when insistent weight-bearing emphasis irritates and inflames the tough conjunction tissues along the underside of the pes. The plantation owner facia is a midst, hempen set of connective tissue. Its beginning is the median plantar tubercle of the calcaneum. It runs along the length of the sole of the pes like a fan, being attached at its other terminal to the base of each of the toes. It is a tough, resilient construction that has a figure of critical maps during running and walking: It stabilizes the metatarsal articulations during impact with the land. It acts as a daze absorber for the full leg. It forms the longitudinal arch of the pes and helps to raise the arch to fix it for the Ã¢â¬Ëtake-off Ã¢â¬Ë stage of the pace rhythm. The plan tar facia helps keep the complex arch system of the pes and dramas function in one Ã¢â¬Ës balance and the assorted stages of pace. The plantar facia consists of a multilayered hempen aponeurosis ( Kwong, Kay, Voner, & A ; White, 1988 ) that originates from the median tubercle of the heelbone.The plantar facia is composed of three major sets, the sidelong, cardinal, and median. The cardinal set is the strongest and thickest. The median and sidelong sets cover the bottom of the kidnapper hallucis and kidnapper digiti minimi musculuss, severally. The fibres of the cardinal set separate into 5 faux pass near the degree of the metatarsal caputs and so attach to the proximal phalanx via the plantar home base of each metatarsophalangeal articulation ( Schepsis, Leach, & A ; Gorzyca, 1991 ) . Injury of this tissue, called as a plantar fasciitis, is one of the most hard to decide. Plantar fasciitis is a localised infl ammatory status of the plantar aponeurosis of the pes and is reported to be the most common cause of inferior heel hurting ( Schepsis, Leach, & A ; Gorzyca, 1991 ) . Plantar fasciitis represents the 4th most common hurt to the lower limb and represent 8 Ã¢â¬â 10 % of all showing hurts to athleticss clinics. Rehabilitation can be long and frustrating procedure. The usage of forestalling exercising and early acknowledgment of danger signals are critical in the turning away of this hurt. Plantar fasciitis refers to an redness of the plantar facia. The redness in the tissue consequences in some type of hurt to the plantar facia. Typically plantar fasciitis ults from repeated injury to the tissue where it attaches to the heelbone. Harmonizing to souza Plantar fasciitis by and large presents as Ã¢â¬Å" a crisp heel hurting that radiates along the underside of th e interior of the pes. The hurting is frequently worse when acquiring out of bed in the forenoon. Plantar fasciitis is a painful status of the subcalcaneal facet of the pes ensuing from redness or contracture of the deep facia of the sole with or without calcaneal goad. Plantar fasciitis has been used synonymously with the undermentioned footings: Painful heel syndrome Subcalcaneal bursitis Subcalcaneal hurting Runner Ã¢â¬Ës heel Medial arch sprain Harmonizing to Baxter, Plantar fasciitis can happen in smugglers or other jocks who repetitively land on the pes. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse hurt whose incidence histories for 10 % of all running hurts ( Am J Sports Med 1991 ) . Another susceptible group is middle-aged people who spend much clip on their pess. More seldom, the facia becomes inflamed after a individual traumatic event, such as landing incorrect after a leap or running a long hill. The huge bulk ( 95 per centum ) will react to conservative attention and non necessitate surgery. Proper intervention is necessary, nevertheless, to let for continued engagement in athleticss and day-to-day activities, and to avoid chronic harm. Hazard factors: Participants in athleticss that involve some grade of running and jumping, e.g. hoops, tennis, step-aerobics, dancing. Non-athletic people who spend much of each twenty-four hours on their pess. It may look in person who all of a sudden becomes more active after a period of comparative inaction. Runing on difficult land increases the hazard, as does an addition in hill preparation. Worn out trainers increase hazard as they lose their daze soaking up belongingss. Fleshiness increases hazard. There is increased emphasis placed through the facia. Other mechanical hazard factors include level pess ( foots planus ) and holding a high arch ( foots cavus ) . Pregnancy is associated with a impermanent and physiological addition in weight. Hormones besides cause relaxation of ligaments, predisposing to level pess. There may be an association with human leukocyte antigen ( HLA ) B27 associated spondyloarthropathiesres. History: Harmonizing to Bergmann, Heel hurting with the first few stairss in the forenoon and after a period of remainder is the authoritative symptom of plantar fasciitis. The hurting improves with activity but recurs after drawn-out weight bearing, frequently at the terminal of the twenty-four hours. Normally, the hurting is felt in the forepart and underside of the heel, but as the definition of Ã¢â¬Å" plantar fasciitis Ã¢â¬ indicates, it can be felt in any part of the underside of the pes where the facia is located. Often, patients report that the hurting is preponderantly in the heel but radiates to the arch. If heel hurting is non present, the diagnosing of plantar fasciitis must be questioned. It is of import to find whether the patient Ã¢â¬Ës symptoms are acute or chronic. The acute oncoming of symptoms may propose a calcaneal emphasis break, although this hurt besides may be insidious in oncoming. A history of injury could propose an acute plantar facia tear or rupture. Careful history pickings may propose a ground for the oncoming of hurting, which may include recent weight addition or unusual activity, such as get downing a walking or exercising plan or drawn-out standing. Amis and associates found that 70 % of patients who have plantar fasciitis are corpulent. Ailments of combustion and prickling in the pess or heel or both suggest tarsal tunnel syndrome, compaction of the Baxter nervus, peripheral neuropathy, or sciatica. Assorted intercessions used for plantar fasciitis: In general, plantar fasciitis is a self-limiting status. Unfortunately, the clip until declaration is frequently six to 18 months, which can take to frustration for patients and doctors. Rest was cited by 25 per centum of patients with plantar fasciitis in one survey as the intervention that worked best ( Wolgin, Cook, Mauldin, Graham 1994 ) . It is every bit of import to rectify the jobs that place persons at hazard for plantar fasciitis, such as increased sum of weight-bearing activity, increased strength of activity, difficult walking/running surfaces and worn places. Early acknowledgment and intervention normally lead to a shorter class of intervention every bit good as increased chance of success with conservative intervention steps ( Martin, Irrgang, Conti 1998, Reid 1992 ) . Assorted intervention schemes, including orthoses ( Kwong et al. 1988, Gross et Al. 1984, Goulet et Al. 2002, Lynch et Al. 1988 ) , stretching ( Probe et al. 1999, Powell et Al. 1998, DiGiovanni et Al. 2003, Chandler et Al. 1993, Barry et Al. 2002 ) , taping ( Lynch et al. 1988, Scranton et al. 1982 ) , extracorporeal daze moving ridge therapy ( Boddeker et al. 2001, Buchbinder et Al. 2002 ) , laser therapy ( Basford et al. 1998 ) and drug therapy in the signifier of systemic medicine ( Probe et al. 1999 ) , transdermal injection ( Cunnane et al. 1996, Kamel et Al. 2000, Kane et Al. 1998 ) and topical application ( Gudeman et al. 1997, Japour et Al. 1999 ) have been investigated and have shown variable clinical benefit. Taping can be done in many methods but i am more interested in low-dye tape as it is widely used and so i will be discoursing about that technique in item. LOW-DYE Tape: Low-Dye tape is designed to off-load the plantar facia. It is a short term intervention and its off-loading effects vary from patient to patient. However, as a general regulation leave the tape on for a upper limit of 3 yearss, but some might happen it needs to be replaced more often in order remain effectual. If at anytime the tape is uncomfortable, irritates, causes rubing or pins and acerate leafs it should be removed instantly. The tape required is a 1 inch Zn oxide ( stiff strapping ) , most chemist should stock it. Another topographic point to entree it is from www.simplyfeet.co.uk, look under strapping and for Leukoplast ( 2.5cm ) , its costs about ?2.70p per axial rotation ( which should last for 3-4 applications ) How to use the tape 1. The first tape is applied down the outer and interior boundary line of the pes, repetition 3-4 times. Apply adequate tenseness to avoid the tape wrinkling, it needs to be no tighter. 2. The 2nd tape is applied across the bottom of the foot-starting degree with the mortise joint, use the tape across the pes from the exterior to the interior. Over lap the each strap somewhat and maintain traveling until merely before making the ball of the pes. 3. The concluding tape is a procuring tape-apply a piece of tape across the midfoot, at about where the 2nd taping terminals, apply across the top of the pes, but do non encircle the whole pes, as this will be excessively tight. 4. Initially the tape will experience somewhat tight, but this should ease, if it feels uncomfortable at all-remove instantly. Effectss of Low-Dye tape: Offers support for the median longitudinal arch and reduces pronation ( inward peal of the pes ) . Can be used for any status affected by inordinate pronation Ã¢â¬â Plantar fasciitis, Tibialis Posterior Tendonopathy/Dysfunction, Sinus tarsi syndrome. Literature reappraisal: PF is considered a self-limiting status. However, the typical declaration clip is anyplace from 6-18 months, sometimes longer ( Young, Rutherford, Niedfeldt 2001 ) which can take to defeat on both the portion of the doctor and patient. Most experts agree that early acknowledgment and intervention of PF leads to a shorter class of intervention and greater chance of success with conservative therapies ( Singh, Angel, Bcntk, Trevino 1997 ) . Of the many intervention options available for PF. one of the most effectual is besides the most cardinal Ã¢â¬â remainder and turning away of worsening activity provides important alleviation. One survey cited remainder as the intervention that worked best for 25percent of PF patients ( Wolgin M. Cook C. Graham C, Mauldin D 1994 ) . Martin et Al. 2001 compared usage orthoses, nonprescription arch supports, and tenseness dark splints in the intervention of plantar fasciitis. Lynch et Al. compared anti-inflammatory therapy, accommodating therapy an d mechanical therapy in the intervention of plantar fasciitis. There are many conservative interventions that are employed to pull off this syndrome. Scientists at the University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College in Calgary, Alberta, conducted an thorough reappraisal of the literature from 1980 to March 2005 on the direction of plantar fasciitis. They concluded that due to legion methodological defects, none of the 15 randomised controlled tests showed once and for all which conservative intervention mode was best for plantar fasciitis ( JCCA ) . Contrast baths Ã¢â¬Ë , in which the application of cold and heat to an injured country is alternated, are popularly believed to cut down hydrops ( tissue swelling ) and alleviate uncomfortableness following an hurt ( Sullivan and Anderson 2000 ) . Care of the Young Athlete American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A spiller of the scientific literature on this subject utilizing Medline exposed merely two articles in this country, and one of the articles was anecdotal in nature, with no strict, controlled testing of the efficaciousness of contrast baths. The other journal article described research carried out at the University of North Carolina in which 30 topics with post-acute sprained mortise joints were assigned to either a cold ( n = 10 ) , heat ( n = 10 ) , or contrast-bath ( n = 10 ) intervention group ( Ã¢â¬ËComparison of Three Treatment Procedures for Minimizing Ankle Sprain Swelling Ã¢â¬Ë , Physical Therapy, Vol 68 ( 7 ) , pp1072-1076, 1988 ) . Volumetric measurings of the topics Ã¢â¬Ë mortise joints were made in a specially constructed armored combat vehicle, before and after intervention. An addition in the sum of hydrops was really observed with all three interventions, but cold application was associated with the least measure of swelling ; contrast baths were no better than the direct application of heat when it came to commanding swelling. This survey is slightly flawed, since there were no co ntrol persons with whom the individuals using the assorted interventions could be compared. However, the research suggests that there is nil peculiarly advantageous about contrast baths ( particularly when compared with the application of nil but cold ) in the intervention of sprained mortise joints or hydrops in general. Interestingly plenty, there besides does non look to be a individual survey in the scientific literature associating contrast baths with quicker recovery from hurt or with a important lessening in hurting associated with an hurt. Compression is thought to be utile in this stage through tape of the pes. However, while common pattern, there were no surveies found to back up or rebut this claim. But still many researches are being done on utilizing taping presents. Scherer and the Biomechanics Graduate Research Group for 1998 performed a prospective survey in which they treated 73 patients with 118 painful heels with tape, nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs, injections, and stiff orthoses ( 98 % received these orthoses ) . The survey showed that, within 6 hebdomads, about 84 % of the patients had at least 80 % alleviation of symptoms. This survey besides identified a subgroup of 43 heels ( 27patients ) that received merely mechanical therapy with taping or orthoses. Of this group, 90 % had more than 80 % alleviation of symptoms. The writer concluded that mechanical control of midtarsal articulation was the most successful intervention mode for plantar fasciitis. In the recovery stage of rehabilitation, the end is to cut down emphasis on the plantar facia ( J M. ) . Orthotic shoe inserts are thought to supply emphasis alleviation and back up the plantar facia, but a reappraisal of several surveies found them to be inconclusive and contradictory due to methodology, little survey size, or deficiency of long-run followup. There are many conservative interventions which can give better alleviation such as: Frost: Ice massage for over 15 proceedingss for three times a twenty-four hours can give better consequences and diminish the redness. Stretching Heel lifts Supportive places Weight loss Taping Orthotics: Devicess such as gum elastic heel cups, elastic heel inserts can supply alleviation for plantar fasciitis. Night splints: Splints can supply alleviate from plantar fasciitis, but it normally takes more than 12 hebdomads. In an effort to measure the effects of Ã¢â¬ËLow-Dye Ã¢â¬Ë taping on the pes, eight patients ( nine pess ) with plantar fasciitis were studied utilizing the pedobarograph to look into alterations in pace forms. In add-on, patients completed a questionnaire to measure symptom betterment. Significant alterations between the unfilmed and taped pes were found in regard of force per unit area degrees, countries under the force per unit area clip curves and temporal parametric quantities. The questionnaire revealed subjective betterments in symptoms in eight out of the nine pess studied ( Saxelby, Betts and Bygrave 2004 ) . This article reveals that taping technique can better pace to some extent. The best manner to forestall plantar fasciitis is to understate your hazard factors. Follow the guidelines outlined above for choosing suited and well-constructed places. Progress preparation agendas suitably and work in new environments easy. Keep your calf musculuss strong. Although plantar fasciitis is a prevalent job, small scientific grounds exists refering the most appropriate intercession ( Crawford, Atkins, Edwards 2002 ) . In the book by Rose Macdonald ( 2009 ) , named Ã¢â¬Å" Pocketbook of Taping Techniques By Rose Macdonald Ã¢â¬ , Functional tape is now recognised as a accomplishment which is indispensable for those involved in the intervention and rehabilitation of athleticss hurts and many other conditions such as musculus instabilities, unstable articulations and nervous control. It incorporates all the basic techniques vital to the pattern of good taping but besides includes chapters on new evidence-based processs written by experts from around the universe. To assistance in the development of these techniques, this pocketbook demonstrates many new methods which may be used as indicated or modified to accommodate the clinical state of affairs. The Key Features in the book are Structured by organic structure part with highly-illustrated descriptions of relevant taping techniques Covers all facets of functional taping New techniques to change musculus activity and proprioception based on scientific grounds. Handy, portable size for easy mention in the field The footing for a systematic reappraisal: Harmonizing to Altmann ( 1999 ) , Systematic reappraisals, in health care, have been described as supplying nonsubjective overviews of all the grounds presently available on a peculiar subject of involvement. Such overviews cover clinical tests in order to set up where effects of health care are consistent and where they may change. This is achieved through the usage of explicit, systematic methods aimed at restricting systematic mistake ( prejudice ) and cut downing the opportunity of consequence ( Higgins and Green 2006 ) . Methodology: Systematic literature reappraisals are a method of doing sense of big organic structures of information, and a agency of lending to the replies to inquiries about what works and what does not- and many other types of inquiry excessively ( Petticrew and Roberts 2006 ) . They are a method of mapping out countries of uncertainness, and placing where small or no relevant research has been done, but where new surveies are needed. Systematic reappraisals are literature reappraisals that adhere closely to a set of scientific methods that explicitly aim to restrict systematic mistake ( prejudice ) , chiefly by trying to place, appraise and synthesise all relevant surveies in order to reply a peculiar inquiry. Definition of systematic reappraisal: A reappraisal that strives to comprehensive identify, appraise, and synthesise all the relevant surveies on a given subject. Systematic reappraisals are frequently used to prove merely a individual hypothesis, or a series of related hypotheses ( Petticrew and Roberts 2006 ) . Systematic reappraisals provide information about the effectivity of intercessions by placing, measuring, and summarizing the consequences of otherwise unwieldy measures of research ( Light and Pillemer 1984, Mulrow 1994 ) . A reappraisal of the grounds on a clearly formulated inquiry that uses systematic and expressed methods to place, choose and critically measure relevant primary research, and to pull out and analyze informations from the surveies that are included in the reappraisal. Statistical methods ( meta-analysis ) may or may non be used. Systematic reappraisals are defined, harmonizing to the Cochrane coaction, as scientific literature reviews aimed at replying clearly formulated inquiries by usage of systematic and expressed methods for identifying, selecting, and critically measuring relevant research, and for roll uping and analyzing informations from the literature included in the reappraisal ( The Cochrane coaction. During a systematic reappraisal, meta-analysis may be used as a statistical tool for analyzing and summarizing the consequences of the included surveies ( Green and Higgins 2005 ) . In order to carry through this map, a systematic reappraisal should: ( I ) present a synthesis of the acquired cognition sing one peculiar clinical inquiry derived from all relevant surveies that are identifiable at one point in clip, ( two ) identify the degree of internal cogency and the subsequent possible systematic mistake hazard associated with the acquired cognition and ( three ) provide recommendations for bettering any identified defect related to internal cogency, for farther research. Owing to go on farther research, systematic reappraisals should besides supply continued updates of their synthesis Quality appraisal: The procedure of measuring the methods and consequences of each survey is frequently referred to as critical assessment, and sometimes as Ã¢â¬Å" measuring survey quality Ã¢â¬ . In a systematic reappraisal, this exercising aims to find whether the survey is equal for replying the inquiry. Measuring survey quality ( Petticrew and Roberts 2006 ) is frequently used as a stenography to intend Ã¢â¬Å" internal cogency Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â that is, the extent to which a survey is free from the chief methodological prejudices ( such as choice prejudice, response prejudice, abrasion prejudice, and observer prejudice ) . Critical assessment of the methodological quality of primary surveies is an indispensable characteristic of systematic reappraisals ( Juni, Altman and Matthias 2001 ) . As a consequence this chapter will see the quality of each of the included surveies through the procedure known as quality appraisal. Any identified reappraisals should be critically appraised for quality utilizing a checklist ( Greenhalgh 1997, Oxman and Guyatt 1988 ) . In general, a good reappraisal should concentrate on chiseled inquiries and the reappraisal methodological analysis should be geared towards obtaining a valid reply. The referees should do a significant attempt to seek for all the literature relevant to the inquiry. The standard for choosing or rejecting surveies should be appropriate so that the included surveies are utile in straight turn toing the inquiry. In add-on, the methodological criterion of these surveies should be high plenty to do the proviso of a valid reply more likely. The procedure of measuring survey relevancy and quality should be unbiased, consistent and transparent. If these procedures are non good documented, assurance in the consequences and illations of a reappraisal is weakened. The reappraisal should clearly expose the consequences of all included surveies foregrounding an y similarities or differences between surveies and research the grounds for any fluctuations. In visible radiation of these consequences, and sing the populations, intercessions and results covered by the reappraisal, it should be possible to do a opinion about the pertinence and value of the reappraisal Ã¢â¬Ës findings. Systematic Review Procedure: Scoping reappraisal: A scoping reappraisal involves a hunt of the literature to find what kinds of surveies turn toing the systematic reappraisal inquiry have been carried out, where they are published, in which databases they have been indexed, what sorts of results they have assessed, and in which populations ( Petticrew and Roberts 2006 ) . It may include restricted hunts across a limited figure of cardinal databases, limited to a certain clip period, and possibly restricted by linguistic communication. This can assist be a reappraisal for the intent of pulling up a support proposal, and can assist with gauging how long it is likely to take, and what mix of accomplishments might be needed to transport it out. From the below systematic reappraisal on effectivity of low dye taping in the direction of plantar fasciitis we can see that one relevant survey has been found which involves effectivity of taping in the direction of plantar fasciitis but that differs from the current systematic reappraisal as it did non affect low dye taping which is the cardinal factor of the undergoing reappraisal and this reappraisal is based on lone effectivity of low dye taping and non taping in broader context. Study Selection Criteria: The purpose of survey choice is to place those articles that help to reply the inquiries being addressed by the reappraisal. It is of import that this choice of articles is free from prejudices, which occur when the determination to include or except certain surveies may be affected by pre-formed sentiments ( IOxman and Stachenko 1992, Slavin 1995, Goodman 1993, Clarke and Oxman 2000, Cooper and Ribble 1989, Oxman and Guyatt 1993 ) . It is indispensable that determinations about the inclusion or exclusion of surveies are made harmonizing to predetermined written standards stated in the protocol. Both inclusion and exclusion standards should follow logically from the reappraisal inquiry. If the reappraisal aims to reply a inquiry about effectivity, the inquiry can be framed utilizing a theoretical account called PICO-Population, intercession, comparing, result ( Booth and Fry-Smith 2005 ) . The reappraisal inquiry in this systematic reappraisal will be is low dye taping effectual in the direction of plantar fasciitis? Inclusion Standards: This involves the key points which will be involved while carry oning the systematic reappraisal. Population: Patients holding plantar fasciitis. Adults age 18 and supra. Study designs: Randomised controlled tests quasi-randomised controlled tests Controlled tests Intervention: Low -dye tape. Comparisons: No intervention Orthoses Injections Medicines Ultrasound Results: Primary results: Pain alleviation. Gait betterment Secondary results: Relieve force per unit area points. Reduce swelling if present. Exclusion Standards: This include the points which will be excluded while carry oning the systematic reappraisal. Population: Patients holding other heel strivings or any abnormalcy like limb length disagreement and disablement. And patients who do non come in big age group for illustration kids. Intervention: Other types of taping similar high dye taping and many more. Results: Merely surveies that meet all of the inclusion standards and none of the exclusion standards should be included in a reappraisal. The standards should be piloted to look into that they can be faithfully interpreted and that they classify the surveies suitably. As the inclusion standards finally determine which surveies will be included in the reappraisal, it is inevitable that argument and treatment will take topographic point as to how wide or narrow these standards should be. The pertinence of the consequences of the reappraisal may be reduced when standards are narrowly defined. Identifying the Relevant Literature: The purpose of the hunt is to bring forth as comprehensive a list as possible of primary surveies, both published and unpublished, which may be suited for replying the inquiries posed in the reappraisal ( Goodman 1993, Clarke and Oxman 2000, Counsell 1999 ) . Designation of relevant surveies by a thorough, indifferent hunt scheme is important. This is because the cogency of the reappraisal findings is straight related to the fullness of the hunt used to capture the relevant surveies. The thoroughness of the literature hunt is one factor that distinguishes systematic reappraisals from traditional reappraisals. It is besides of import to guarantee that the procedure of placing surveies is as thorough and indifferent as possible ( Easterbrook 1991 ) . There are many beginnings of information to see, but a hunt of electronic databases is frequently the chief starting point. Accoridng to Dickersin ( 1990 ) , Dickersin, Min and Meinert ( 1992 ) , a scope of cultural, academic, personal and editorial factors play a function in the publication or non-publication of research. As most of the esteemed diaries use English, there may be a inclination for the publication of studies in English by research workers whose first linguistic communication is non English to be linked to the significance of survey consequences ( Egger, Zellweger-Zahner, Schneider, Junker, Lengeler, and Antes 1997 ) . It is of import to be cognizant of the scope of possible prejudices ( Egger and Smith 1998 ) , and to utilize a assortment of hunt methods ( both computerised and manual ) to guarantee as comprehensive and unbiased a hunt as possible. Generating a hunt scheme: It should be clear from the reappraisal inquiry and from the inclusion/exclusion standards what types of surveies need to be identified. Effective searching is a accomplishment and it is extremely desirable to affect an information expert who can plan and put to death sensitive ( and perchance complex ) hunt schemes. Some cardinal beginnings of published and on-going reappraisals The Cochrane Library It has three databases of published and on-going systematic reappraisals: aÃâ ? The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews ( CDSR ) Contains the full text of on a regular basis updated systematic reappraisals of the effects of wellness attention carried out by the Cochrane Collaboration, plus protocols for reappraisals presently in readying. aÃâ ? Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness ( DARE ) Critical assessments of systematic reappraisals non published in the CDSR. These reappraisals are identified by regular searching of bibliographic databases, manus searching of cardinal major medical diaries, and by scanning gray literature. ( DARE is besides available free at hypertext transfer protocol: //www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd ) aÃâ ? Health Technology Assessment ( HTA ) Database Abstractions of completed engineering appraisals and ongoing undertakings being conducted by members of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment ( INAHTA ) and other health care engineering bureaus. ( The database is besides available free at hypertext transfer protocol: //www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd ) Selected Internet sites and indexes ( concentrating on clinical effectivity ) aÃâ ? TRIP Ã¢â¬â hypertext transfer protocol: //www.tripdatabase.com aÃâ ? Health services/technology appraisal text ( HSTAT ) Ã¢â¬â hypertext transfer protocol: //text.nlm.nih.gov/ aÃâ ? National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment Ã¢â¬â hypertext transfer protocol: //www.hta.nhsweb.nhs.uk/ aÃâ ? ARIF assessments Ã¢â¬â hypertext transfer protocol: //www.bham.ac.uk/arif/enqscomp.htm aÃâ ? NICE assessments Ã¢â¬â hypertext transfer protocol: //nice.org.uk/nice-web/cat.asp? c=153 aÃâ ? SIGN guidelines Ã¢â¬â hypertext transfer protocol: //www.show.scot.nhs.uk/sign/home.htm General databases aÃâ ? MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycLIT and others Research workers aÃâ ? Personal contact with experts in the field Research in advancement aÃâ ? National Research Register ( NRR ) Ã¢â¬â hypertext transfer protocol: //www.update-software.com/national/nrrframe. Html. The development of a hunt scheme is an iterative procedure: one effort will seldom bring forth the concluding scheme. Schemes are built up from: a series of test hunts ; treatments of the consequences of those hunts within the reappraisal squad ; and audience with experts in the field to guarantee that all possible relevant hunt footings are covered. Harmonizing to Petticrew and Roberts 2006, the properties of a hunt scheme can be described in footings of sensitiveness or callback ( ability to place relevant articles ) , and specificity or preciseness ( ability to except irrelevant articles ) . Searches with high sensitiveness tend to hold low specificity, in that a big proportion of articles they retrieve are non relevant to the inquiry posed. Sensitivity ( callback ) Sensitivity is the proportion of relevant articles identified by a hunt scheme expressed as a per centum of all relevant articles on a given subject. It is a step of the fullness of a hunt method, i.e. its ability to place all relevant articles on a given subject. Highly sensitive schemes tend to hold low degrees of preciseness and frailty versa. Specificity ( preciseness ) Preciseness is the proportion of relevant articles identified by a hunt scheme expressed as a per centum of all articles ( relevant and irrelevant ) identified by that method. It is a step of the ability of a hunt to except irrelevant articles. Searchs for relevant surveies can be undertaken ab initio utilizing electronic databases ( see below ) , but this alone is deficient. A thorough hunt will normally include hunts in a figure of beginnings of relevant literature. Beginnings of research grounds aÃâ ? Electronic bibliographic databases aÃâ ? Reference lists from relevant primary and reappraisal articles aÃâ ? Diaries, gray literature and conference proceedings aÃâ ? Research registries aÃâ ? Research workers and makers aÃâ ? The Internet. Constructing an effectual combination of hunt footings for seeking electronic databases requires a structured attack. One such attack involves interrupting down the reappraisal inquiry into Ã¢â¬Ëfacets Ã¢â¬Ë , such as population, intercessions, results and survey designs ( Counsell 1998 ) . The hunt term used for this systematic reappraisal were as follows: Low-dye taping Plantar fasciitis Management of plantar fasciitis Taping in Plantar fasciitis Effectiveness of taping in plantar fasciitis The group of hunt footings covering each aspect of the reappraisal inquiry should include a scope of textwords ( free text ) in the rubric and abstract of surveies every bit good as any available capable indexing footings that are assigned by the database manufacturer. The concluding hunt schemes will be developed by an iterative procedure in which groups of footings are used, possibly in several substitutions, to place the combination of footings that seems most sensitive in placing relevant surveies. This requires skilled version of hunt schemes based on a cognition of the capable country, the capable headers and the combination of Ã¢â¬Ëfacets Ã¢â¬Ë which best gaining control the subject ( Lowe and Barnett 1994 ) . One of import Ã¢â¬Ëfacet Ã¢â¬Ë of the hunt scheme can be the survey design ( s ) on which the reappraisal is concentrating, for illustration randomised controlled tests ( RCTs ) . To place published and unpublished RCTs and controlled tests, there are specialist aggregations such as the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register ( CCTR ) and research registries of ongoing tests such as Current Controlled Trials ( Current Controlled Trials Ltd. 2000 ) . Electronic databases: Electronic databases typically contain bibliographic inside informations and ( often ) abstracts of published stuff every bit good as thesaurus-derived indexing footings, which can be used to seek for relevant articles. There are many potentially utile databases and ushers to databases which can be consulted ( Lyon 1991, Armstrong 1993 ) . Some of import databases of research grounds: Medline Bibliographic records and abstracts of biomedical literature from 1966 onwards. EMBASE Records of biomedical literature from 1974 onwards. CINAHL ( Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature ) Records of literature on all facets of nursing and allied wellness subjects. PsycInfo Records of research in psychological science and related behavioural and societal scientific disciplines from 1967.Selected databases with a specific focal pointCCTR ( The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register ) Records of randomised controlled tests and controlled clinical tests in health care identified through the work of the Cochrane Collaboration including big Numberss of records from MEDLINE and EMBASE every bit good as much stuff non covered by these databases. NHS EED ( NHS Economic Evaluation Database ) Structured abstracts of economic ratings of wellness attention intercessions identified by regular searching of bibliographic databases, and manus searching of cardinal diaries. Conference Papers Index Records of conference presentations. Pedro: The physical therapy grounds database. General medical databases such as MEDLINE and EMBASE can be a helpful get downing point in developing a hunt scheme. These databases cover many of the same diaries and the extent of the convergence has been estimated to be about 34 % ( Smith, Darzins, Quinn and Heller 1992 ) .