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Diet, Health, and Noncommunicable Diseases - ... The World Health Organization is the specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as coordinating authority on international public health issues, NCDs included. During the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, May 2010, a resolution was passed to call for a high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention, control, and treatment of NCDs with the participation of heads of state and government. The resolution also encouraged UN Member States to address the issue of NCDs at the 2010 Review Summit for the Millennium Development Goals....   [tags: Health & Nutrition]
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Childhood Obesity Among African American Girls - ... Empowering individuals to use these nutrition aids may guide individuals to make healthy food choices and improve health literacy (Blackburn, 2005). The health promotion will include a colorful family activity calendar for the individual to write health goals on the front with an area to document the time and type of activity completed each day and an areas to check off fruit and vegetable consumption. Colored pencils will be provided with calendar, with recommendations to place the calendar in an area for easy visibility by both parent and child....   [tags: Health ]
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The Nature of Gangs in Brazil and Colombia - ... Beyond trafficking illegal substances, favelas rely on the gangs as they serve valuable functions in the community, essentially functioning as a parallel state, acting in functions that the government should, but does not. There is a consensus among the population that the police are corrupt and that the poor cannot rely on the government for aid (Goldstein 2003:200). Thus, the gangs are seen as necessary, protecting the favela from corrupt officers and offering housing, employment, and help in times of trouble....   [tags: Crime]
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The Purpose of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) - ... Piracy acts have been occurring simultaneously with the instability in Somalia, further strengthening the motives for a stable Somalia. The AU operates AMISOM with the approval of the UN and is headquartered in Ethiopia. They face many tasks which include health issues (AIDS/HIV epidemic), famine, intermediating in civil wars; and improving the standard of living. According to their website, one of the objectives of the AU is to promote peace, security, and stability on the continent. This objective directly aligns with eliminating the threat posed by Al-Shabaab....   [tags: International Government ]
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Global Public Health - ... First, the community at large was left out of the program entirely leaving them nowhere near the assertive action. Second, a military style campaign was run taking no consideration for the different regional contexts for the disease---the battlefield in Sub-Saharan Africa might be slightly different than that of Northeast India. Lastly, the malaria campaign was ran believing all the technology was available for the task at hand and the programs effectiveness relied solely on meticulous attention to administrative detail....   [tags: Health]
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history - The Black Death A World know Tragedy The Black Plague was an epidemic that occurred in 1347. The plague ravaged and destroyed the Far East. After time it destroyed the outskirts of Easter Europe. For months Europe was disturbed from everything trying to escape the claws of the plague. After destroying Europe it rapidly spread to North Africa, Germany, Scandinavia, France and many other neighboring countries. The plague decapitated Europe’s population, taking about 25 million souls during its occurrence....   [tags: essays research papers] 579 words
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Print Advertisement and Commercials - Print advertisements and commercials seen on television are becoming a huge part of our lives. They have shaped our values to the point that they are taking over the decisions we make. Everything we are taught and believe are right from wrong are changed by the way they make us think and behave. Our culture is being shaped by these advertisements and commercials and sadly they are affecting us in a very negative way. The first thing that my eye catches when I open a MAXIM magazine is usually the first page is filled up with a tobacco advertisement....   [tags: Sociology] 450 words
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Dispelling Stereotypes in "The Dark Child" - Camara Laye wrote The Dark Child to oppose stereotypes that have become part of western culture. When most westerners think about Africa. If I had my say I would have stated that if you went around asking people about what they think about when Africa is mentioned they would reply: Walt Disney's The Lion King, Blacks hunting with spears, and starvation if not the Aids Epidemic. It takes knowledge to defeat ignorance and that is what Laye tries to accomplish in his book The Dark Child. Laye grew up in a small village in Koroussa, French Guinea....   [tags: Book Reviews] 384 words
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Research on Marijuana - Research on Marijuana Everyone believes Marijuana is a gateway drug. However, some people think it is not because they believe they will not use anything else. If we do not fide some form of way to get rid of this drug or if we make it legal our future generations will suffer. As of now our brains get affected. A solution would be to find away to get rid of this drug and not to make it legal. Marijuana has been around for centuries now and it still grows in use. People say it is good for the body because it helps the body fight of disease and many other things like pain....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Weed Essays] 678 words
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Analysis of the Increase in Charitable Giving Despite Tough Economy - Despite 2008 seeing the largest annual drop ((5.6% decrease from 2007 in inflation-adjusted dollars)) since these statistics have been tracked, over $300 billion was donated to charitable organizations—three-quarters of which came from individual donors. (FOUDNATION CENTER CITATION) It is no wonder then that such a large amount of academic study has been invested in the subject. A myriad of studies have sought to investigate the motivations behind the phenomenon of charitable giving. Everything from an individual’s mood (Krebs, 1970; Piliavin & Charng, 1990; Simmons, 1991), gender (Burnett, 1981; Cermak, File, & Prince, 1994; Halfpenny, 1990; Jones & Posnett, 1991; Piliavin & Charng, 1990), perception of a charity’s efficiency (Harvey & McCrohan, 1988; Posnett, 1989), donor’s age (Burnett, 1981; Danko & Stanley, 1986; Dawson, 1988; Edmundson, 1986; Halfpenny, 1990; Smith & Beik, 1982), altruistic characteristics (Guy & Patton, 1989; Piliavin & Charng, 1990), income (Amos, 1982; Burnett, 1981; Danko & Stanley, 1986; Harvey, 1990; Jencks, 1987; Kitchen & Dalton, 1990; Morgan, Dye, & Hybels, 1979; Smith & Beik, 1982), religiosity (Edmundson, 1986; Halfpenny, 1990), previous volunteer experience (Carman, 1982; Edmundson, 1986; Piliavin & Charng, 1990), perceived generosity (Diamantopoulos, Schlegelmilch, & Love, 1993; Halfpenny, 1990; Harvey & McCrohan, 1988; Schlegelmilch & Ltd, 1988; Schlegelmilch & Tynan, 1989; Yavas, Riecken, & Parameswaran, 1980), financial security (Edmundson, 1986; Halfpenny, 1990), and a person’s educational attainment (Burnett, 1981; Dawson, 1988; Edmundson, 1986; Harvey, 1990; Jencks, 1987; Jones & Posnett, 1991; Schlegelmilch & Tynan, 1989; Smith & Beik, 1982) has been used to predict charitable giving....   [tags: Research Analysis] 685 words
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Mad Cowboy - Mad Cowboy “Even if animal testing produced the cure for Aids, we’d be against it” This rhetoric notion was stated by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and summarizes the fanatical doctrine animal rights activists preach to their followings. These activists preach a doctrine of hate calling for the end of all meat eating, wearing of fur, use of animals in experiments regardless if they are beneficial or not, and even push for the end of all pets as we know of it. Howard Lyman author of “Mad Cowboy” has not only aligns himself with this rambunctious group of man haters, but supports their nazi like doctrine in his book....   [tags: social issues] 2443 words
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South African Diamond Trade: Enforcement and Perpetuation of Apartheid, Past and Present - South African Diamond Trade: Enforcement and Perpetuation of Apartheid, Past and Present I. Introduction South Africa was a rich country with a beautiful landscape and a rich culture. There were tremendous natural resources in South Africa and spectacular beauty. South African society was fluid and accepting, allowing people to move from one tribe to the next, without discrimination. This accepting and truly benevolent moral system, perhaps turned out to be a fatal flaw, manipulated and abused by European colonists who arrived in 1652 and have left an indelible legacy on the nation of South Africa (Thompson, 33)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Legalizing Euthanasia - Our economy is going through some rough times, and everyone is looking for a solution. The problem is simple according to governor John Engler : “We’ve had to battle declining tax revenues ... at the same time there’s been an explosion in health-care costs.” (Health-care A3) The number of old people in this country is at an all time high, while social programs like Medicaid and Social Security are nearing a dead end. If the problem is so simple, shouldn’t the solution also be as simple. Luckily it is....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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President George Bush and Abortion - The Abortion of the Bush Administration With the Election of 2004 at our footsteps, the Bush administration has taken measures to assume positions on what will be key issues during the debate process. One of these issues is the controversy over abortions. Under the Bush administration the past four years have given Pro-Life an edge over Pro-Choice, due to victory campaigns against the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in Austin, Texas, and Houghton, Michigan. Even more imperative, victories in Congress and the White House show a promising future for the de-legalization of abortion as a whole in the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 1138 words
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Ethiopia - Ethiopia      It stands as one of the oldest nations of the world, dating back to 1000 BC when the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon. Ethiopia was a nation with promise, a nation with riches and the greatest Ivory market as far as the eye can see. So one would assume that Ethiopia is the place to live. Well if you have been to Ethiopia you would see this is not the case. Ethiopia is a povershed country where people are fighting to live everyday. There economy is nearly in ruins and there main export, is almost stolen from them....   [tags: Economy Geography Ethiopia Essays] 1936 words
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Pneumonia And Tuberculosis - Pneumonia and Tuberculosis Pneumonia and tuberculosis have been plaguing the citizens of the world for centuries causing millions of deaths. This occurred until the creation and use of antibiotics become more widely available. These two respiratory infections have many differences, which include their etiology, incidence and prevalence, and many similarities in their objective and subject indicators, medical interventions, course, rehabilitation and effects. To explore the relationship between pneumonia and tuberculosis we will examine a case study....   [tags: Health Illnesses Essays]
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The Hot Zone - In 1980 a man named Charles Monet went on a trip with a girlfriend up to Mountain Elgon in West Kenya. They spent the night there and went to a large cave called Kitcum cave. Three days after his return home, Charles began to have a headache. A few days later he went to the doctors and they told him he should go to a bigger/better hospital in Nairobi. So Charles flew to Nairobi. During the flight to Nairobi Charles found himself vomiting blood with a black liquid. Charles finally reached the hospital only to wait....   [tags: essays research papers] 1220 words
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Population…A Problem That Most of the World Simply Disregards - Population…A Problem That Most of the World Simply Disregards There are over Six Billion people inhabiting the planet earth today and that number is growing. “In the six seconds it takes you to read this sentence, eighteen more people will be added” (Ehrlich 9). The total population of the World, projected on October 23, 2001 at 6:28:09 pm GMT was 6,181,600,089 people (U.S. Bureau of the Census). Each hour there are 11,000 more mouths to feed; each year more than 95 million. Nevertheless, the world has hundreds of billions fewer tons of topsoil and hundreds of trillions fewer gallons of groundwater with which to grow food crops than it had in 1968....   [tags: Essay s Papers]
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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalised - Why Marijuana Should Be Legalised There is no denying that the drug problem in our country today has reached epidemic proportions. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control and/or solve it. Ending the drug war may not seem to be the best answer at first, but the so-called "war on drugs" has actually accomplished very little. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten much of a chance, but should be given one....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
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1980's in America - The 80’s will always be remembered as a decade that has renewed America’s sense of opportunities and created new confidence in its future as well as its leaders. Perceived by many to have been marked by prosperity, many fashion statements were made and music was produced that stood out from all of the rest (Smolan and Cohen). But good always comes with bad, and this decade had its downfalls that separated it from any other, raising the bar and setting the bar for the decades to come. Despite some disastrous events that took the world by surprise, the 80’s was also spontaneous in fashion, music and games that would forever change their industry....   [tags: American History] 879 words
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Why Vitamin Supplements are Important - The human body needs vitamins. This cannot be disputed. Vitamins are essential “for normal growth and functioning. Some facilitate crucial chemical reactions, while others act as building blocks for the body” (Sine). Where one gets vitamins can be from two main sources: food and supplements. Due to changes in lifestyle and the huge presence of the fast food industry, food may not always be an adequate way to receive all of one’s essential vitamins every day. That’s where supplements can be extremely valuable in assuring that people receive all of their nutrients....   [tags: Health]
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Problems Facing Incarcerated Women - For the past centuries, women have been fighting for their rights, from their right to vote to equal rights in the workplace. Women resistance is the act of opposing those in power, so women can have a voice in the world. Women in prison are often overlooked. In the 1970s, the women prisoners’ rights movement began, and it is still going on today. The number of incarcerated females is rapidly growing compared to men. According to Victoria Law, a prison rights activist, she stated that the percentage of female prisoners increased 108%....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1616 words
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Medical Issues of Africa - ... So as medical assistance is sent certain things need to be swept aside in order to find out what other people want from America’s assistance, Americans would be there for them After all...would Americans not. I think so. and as Americans consider the moral standards of other countries instead of America’s own for a change Americans may actually begin to change the way the African people live, in other words, let them live. As well as America’s moral values getting in the way theirs are too. Most African villages still go by shamans and medicine men to solve their medical problems (such as surgeries)....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Lack of Nutrition In Africa - ... According to world hunger and poverty facts and statistics (WHPFS), there are approximately 276 million individuals who are affected by these nutritional problems within Africa (WHPFS, 2011). However, no one really knows how many individuals are actually malnourished on account of many countries are under developed. Nonetheless, the numbers have increased over the years. The number has increased due to the increase of food prices which has been devastating to those individuals and families that only have a few dollars to spend a day, and the worldwide economic crisis (WHPFS, 2011)....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Abstinence-Only vs. Comprehensive Sex Education - ... This has led experts to believe that the lessons which students take away from abstinence-only sex education programs are faulty and negative (Thomas). Teen pregnancy and STD rates are so high is the United States that policymakers, educators and parents have a great interest in finding sexuality education programs which will help to lower these rates. There is a greater demand to see quantifiable results which show progress in lowering teen pregnancy and STD rates (Malone, and Rodriguez). Abstinence-only programs have been criticized for ignoring principles of science and medical ethics....   [tags: Sex Education ]
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Healthy People Cannot Give Blood - ... Culhane (2005) went so far as to say the policy was entirely “unsupported by scientific research or basic logic” (p. 3). With great debate over homosexuality in the media, often in regards to policies based in religion, wondering if this policy has the same basis is not absurd by any means. In recent years, there has been much debate about what the MSM blood donation policy implies about gay men. With the policy paying no attention to those individuals with monogamous partners or those who practice safe sex by using a condom each time he has intercourse....   [tags: Health ]
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Amazing Grace - Amazing Grace As part of the summer reading assignment this year, I read the book Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol.  In this documentary-style book, he told about the horrible yet completely realistic conditions of the most poor, rundown neighborhoods and districts in New York City.  Kozol wrote the book for the purpose of telling the stories of the children who lived in these parts of the city.  He dedicated his work to those children and it was his goal to inform readers that slums were in fact in existence and the children who resided there did not deserve to live in such a poverty-stricken area.  The question "Why should their childhood be different from others across the country?" arose often and needs to be examined by all....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 809 words
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Drugs and Sports - Athletes and Steroids - Athletes and Steroids: Putting Winning Ahead of Living        In the world of sports today, anabolic/androgenic steroid use is a vast problem. Since its’ introduction into Russian weightlifting, it has been expanding with no signs of stopping. It has spread into every major sport, with usage by every age and race. The use continues to grow, even with a lengthy list of serious health, legal, and ethical concerns. Because of our society's adoration of muscle, athletes put their athletic goals higher on their priority list than their long-term health....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Unions are a Childish Imitation of Marriage - Gay Unions are a Childish Imitation of Marriage      It needs no further proof; the AIDS epidemic has made it sufficiently clear that the vast majority of active homosexuals are promiscuous, and much more so than promiscuous heterosexuals. This fact alone points to the subject of this essay - the ego-centeredness of the gay relationship. The fairy tale of faithful homosexual "unions" (with its slogan, "What is the difference from heterosexual marriage, apart from the sex of the partner?") is a propaganda item, to win privileges from the law and acceptance within Christian churches....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Diabetes, Minority Status, and the African American and Hispanic American Communities - Diabetes, Minority Status, and the African American and Hispanic American Communities In March of 2003, a bill known as the "Minority Population Diabetes Prevention and Control Act of 2003" was introduced to Congress, and then referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. According to this bill's findings, "minority populations, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asians, have the highest incidence of diabetes and the highest complications of the disease" (1). The alarming rate at which the incidence of diabetes is affecting African American and Hispanic American communities has led the government, health care professionals, clinics, and other organizations to begin to question the process by which information and treatment is being accessed by members of these communities....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Healers of Our Every Illness - Healers of Our Every Illness Introduction Healthcare in the United States continues to be an expanding field. As we continue to increase our knowledge, we are the envy of developed nations for our advanced methods of medical technology. Physicians and healthcare providers are able to cure many of the diseases and illnesses that patients bring before them. As a result of the success of our biotechnology, insurance companies and healthcare groups are profiting considerably. Furthermore, as the government and organizations thrive on the success of technology, they are enabling patients to seek unnecessary care (Califano 1986)....   [tags: Health Medicine Finances Papers]
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Solar Energy - Solar Energy What do the bubonic plague in the 14th century, the influenza epidemic of the early 20th century and the spread of HIV/AIDS in the late 20th and early 21st centuries have in common. One answer, according to Joel B. Stronberg author of the American Solar Energy Society’s “Common Sense,” is that they have all been called pandemics. According to Merriam-Webster.com, a pandemic occurs over a wide geographic distribution and affects “an exceptionally high proportion of the population.” Joel B....   [tags: Solar Energy Resources Essays]
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The Disaster at Chernobyl - The Disaster at Chernobyl On April 26th, 1986, operators at the Chernobyl Power Plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, ran what they thought to be a routine safety test. But fate was not on the side of these operators. Without warning, reactor #4 became unstable, as it had been operating at a low power for a possible shutdown and the reactor’s design caused it to be unsafe at this level of power. Internal temperatures rose. Attempts to cool the system produced the opposite effect. Instantly, the nuclear core surged with power....   [tags: Nuclear Explosions Ukraine Essays History]
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Clone - Clone Cloning is defined by Webster is “a cell, cell product, or organism that is identical to the unit or individual it was asexually derived” (Webster 150). The actual process of cloning is considerably easier because of trial and error. This process can be helpful and can be deadly in the right hands. In this light, the ethics of cloning has, is, and will be one of the hottest topics of all time. The clone has many different meanings in the modern world. The past identified a clone as something that that was copied from an original item or product....   [tags: Science Genetics Biology DNA Essays] 782 words
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Sex Education in School - Sex Education in School Works Cited Not Included Sex is something that almost everyone will experience before they die. It is a subject that has been debated about for years. From the debate over birth control to the outbreak of aids. With all this history behind us, sex is becoming even more of an issue. With the new outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases and the fact that sexually active persons are becoming younger, sex has now become a daily topic. Sex scandals in the media and talk such as 'who slept with who at last night's keg party' are making these daily conversations apparent in high schools, middle schools, and in a lot of cases grade schools....   [tags: Teaching Education Sex Essays] 1698 words
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Pop Culture in 1960's and 1990's - Pop Culture in 1960's and 1990's      In comparing the sixties and the nineties, my first thought was how much popular culture has changed since then and how different society is today. The strange thing is, the more I tried to differentiate between them, the more similarities I found. Both the sixties and the nineties were about youth, creativity, free-thinking, and expression. With the nineties coming to a close and the popularity of anything ?retro," I decided to compare the fashions, people, music, and issues that defined pop culture in the 1960?s and its influence on pop culture in the 1990?s....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays] 806 words
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Cinema's Role in Society - Cult. Change & Comm Tech Essay 1: Cinema/Film Many young people today are learning about their world through electronic means – radio, television, video movies, computer games, virtual reality games and the Internet. In particular the visual environment of the electronic media is greatly attracting the print media in all its forms. How many children read comic books these days. Most would rather watch cartoons, or play arcade games or hand-held video games. We will be focusing on cinema and how it has culturally played a role in society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1720 words
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Alfred W. Crosby's Article The Columbian Voyages, The Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians - In his article “The Columbian Voyages, the Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians”, Alfred W. Crosby seems to think that much of the Columbian voyages and what came out of them was detrimental to many cultures, most of all the Native Americans. Crosby brings up many institutions and ideologies to re-enforce his opinion, such as the slave trade and the conquest of many Native American cultures. One of the major effects of the Columbian exchange was the decimation of the Native American population....   [tags: essays research papers] 770 words
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Documentary on Newfoundland - Canada is internationally recognized for its excellence in documentary film, and in recent years several of Canada's finest documentary makers have come from this province. Some of them work primarily in Newfoundland and Labrador while others take their cameras around the world. Their films often tell highly personal stories that reflect universal themes, and many are characterized by an unmistakable passion for grass-roots politics, social change and human rights. For most of this century Newfoundland and Labrador stories and events were interpreted through the eyes of visiting filmmakers....   [tags: essays research papers] 1225 words
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Environmental Issues - Did you ever think that something meant to aid in the advance of humans could be potentially fatal at the same time. What about a disease that was considered &#8220;dead';, resurfacing and killing unsuspecting people. What about the fact that we as human beings are ruining the only place for us to live, the earth. These questions sound outrageous, right. Wrong, these issues are considered environmental problems that we will soon face. These issues are very serious and many people have no idea that they even exist....   [tags: essays research papers] 1267 words
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Juvenile Drug Courts - Juvenile Drug Courts Drug Courts came about as a result of a backlogged court system and a steady, rapidly increasing prison population. Drug courts are a form of diversion that helps the offender through rehabilitation and the community through an increased sense of protection, which serves the best interest of everyone. Drug Courts are community based intermediate sanctions that incorporate treatment principles into the Criminal Justice System and divert drug offenders from traditional punishments of probation and prison....   [tags: Drugs Drug Court Essays ]
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legalization of marijuana - Attention getter: Do you suffer from pain, migraines, eating disorders or other sicknesses. If so, you may want to consider marijuana as a treatment. Central Idea: Marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes. Significance to the audience: This is important to all of use because many of us are misinformed about marijuana and are unaware of its beneficial properties. Preview of main points: Today I will tell you about why marijuana should be legalized. Body: I. What exactly is marijuana....   [tags: essays research papers] 1061 words
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Mumbo Jumbo - Ishmael Reed, through parody, allusion, and satire, manages to convey the meaning of Jes Grew without once explicitly defining it. There is a good reason why he never defines it; Jes Grew has no true definition. Even those infected by this ?anti-plague. that evokes the jump, jive, and wail, do what you feel like spirit inside of them, can?t put their finger on exactly what is ?this Jes Grew thing. (33). One cannot explain Jes Grew without destroying its carefree feeling. Yet without ?finding its text,....   [tags: essays research papers] 1758 words
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Some Cat Saved Your Grandma - Some Cat Saved Your Grandma Animal rights activists are constantly preaching about how doctors and scientists should give up testing on their cute furry little creatures because it not only causes the animal pain but also the activists’ pain. They just can’t stand seeing Fido and Fluffy in such nauseating conditions and being injected several times until their body gives out, and they can’t stand the sight or even hearing about the poor little Siamese kitten who’s eyes are bloodshot with tests for makeup samples....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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socio-economic development and health - Question One There are a number of ways in which the increasing socio-economic development of a nation can help improve the health of the population. 1. There is a correlation between mortality rates in the developing countries, especially amongst children, and the level of education of the parents of the children. For example, in Morocco, a mother who has completed 4-6 years of schooling, their child is 45% less likely to have died by the age of 2, compared with child’s mother who has had no school (Book 3, Page 54)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1900 words
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The Illegal Bushmeat Trade - The second half of the 20th century has seen the continent of Africa in continuous turmoil. Civil wars, the AIDS epidemic, deforestation, and desertification are just a few of the problems facing Africa. A more recent threat to this ancient and fragile environment has emerged and is quickly gaining strength at devouring life – the bush meat trade. “Bush meat” refers to the smoked carcasses of various wild, and often endangered species that are sold illegally at rural markets of undeveloped countries and even at ethnic markets in developed nations....   [tags: essays research papers] 818 words
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Genetic Engineering - Genetic Engineering There are many manipulations that humans have done to the environment throughout history in order to benefit mankind. As technology has increased many of these manipulations have begun to take place on a larger scale resulting in more drastic changes to the environment. The first manipulations humans used to benefit themselves were farming and domestication of animals. This was very basic manipulation to the environment and did not make drastic changes to the environment....   [tags: Science Biology Biological Essays]
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Malawi and Tobacco - Malawi and Tobacco What strategies can Malawi use to overcome problems relating to a change in demand of its main export, tobacco. QUESTION- what strategies can Malawi use to overcome problems relating to a change in demand of its main export, tobacco. Malawi, a LEDC, located in Southern Africa, has a population of 10 million. Tobacco is its main export and this provides the majority of the countries export revenues. It has become dependant on exporting tobacco to firms based in MEDC's such as the United States....   [tags: Trade Tobacco Malawi Essays]
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