CACTUS LAND

CACTUS LANDA NovelByRobert BonomoDecember 2004MadridFor Maite‘This is the dead land
This is the cactus land
Here the stone images
Are raised, here they receive
The supplication of a dead man’s hand
Under the twinkle of a fading star.’
T.S. Eliot, ‘The Hollow Men’Copyright 2009 Robert Bonomo
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Cover image Soundrack to the Apocalypse by David DeFigueredo Copyright © David DeFiguerdo
2005CHAPTER 1 The train snaked its way slowly through the stunningly tall buildings, across wide pedestrian
streets lined with fashionable shops and gently came to a stop on the raised platform of the
shiny clean station of Zephyr Park. A light mist fell on the fading light of the overcast day.
Alex skipped down the wide crowded ramps through the stampede of wet shoes and the
ruffling sounds of raincoats and opening umbrellas.
His eyes jumped in thought, pleasantly anticipating the Thursday evening and planning for the
weekend. He was well tucked into his raincoat below the now-lit pedestrian street, the
moisture not yet able to soak into his hair. He jumped up the step of the store full of the
energy and single-mindedness that comes with the planning of pleasure. He carefully
maneuvered the bouncy rubber gangplank, on each side large screens with consoles
demonstrating new games. A fashionable immigrant salesgirl sullenly asked what he wanted.
“Part III of Fabian’s Journey please.” It was payday, the world was fresh and full, the card
slid majestically through the computer. Behind her stood a large black curtain with a sign,
“ADULTS ONLY”. He took the bag and walked through the curtain, her glance warmer.
Through the curtain stood a row of mannequins fitted into a kind of wetsuit, with bulges
around the genital areas and remote controls in the hands. Behind them flashed the erotic
films that were programmable to coincide with the impulses emitted by the suit; the large
screens had menus of fantasies. At…

Thick Face Black Heart

12 July 2016
Thick Face, Black Heart Theory for Success
Birth: The foundation of all life experiences for all limited, finite creatures; for man, the springboard from which destiny and purpose unfolds. Yet, man’s very existence is the effect of extraneous forces which transcend his power to manipulate. A malleable “victim” of “fate” at infancy, his core world views inevitably are the product of external shaping. For good, or ill, parents, guardians, culture and society each contribute to the establishment of a man’s elementary belief system, and character make-up. Ultimately, however poorly, or adequately equipped, it is incumbent upon each to face the task of chartering the course of life.
Indeed, life must be faced, and the author of, Thick Face, Black Heart, Chin-Ying Chu, weaves a purposeful approach for victoriously facing life’s challenges synthesizing the work of Lee Zong Wu, The Thick Black Theory, which focuses on the “must have” qualities to possess in order to achieve success in business, society, or politics.
Lee, a disgruntled politician in his time, was convinced that the most successful individual, and “heroes,” became such, because they were ruthless, and hypocritical. He describes “Black Heart” as the tool, or “weapon,” by which the will is imposed upon others. Meanwhile, “Thick Face” represents the concealment of the will from others; it acts as the “shield,” preserving one from the criticism of others; including, oneself. Interestingly, Americans often refer to this trait as having a “thick skin.”
Chu, significantly influenced by Lee’s work, and after several failed attempts, at last perfected her own slant on the Asian “warrior” philosophy. Her finished work, Thick Face, Black Heart, consciously, or not, is heavily laced with religious philosophical Eclecticism and makes no attempt to resolve contradictions between parent doctrinal systems. There is much in her work that mimics a Panentheistic Anthropological religious…

Entrepreneurship

FIRM-LEVEL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PERFORMANCE:
AN EXAMINATION AND EXTENSION OF RELATIONSHIPS
AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL
ORIENTATION CONSTRUCTbyJUSTIN L. DAVISPresented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of
The University of Texas at Arlington in Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Degree ofDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHYTHE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
May 2007 Copyright © by Justin L. Davis 2007
All Rights Reserved ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThe efforts of many have led to the successful completion of this dissertation
and my time at the University of Texas at Arlington. First and foremost, I give God all
of the glory of this dissertation for giving me the ability and persistence to accomplish
what often seemed to be impossible.
I would like to thank the members of my dissertation committee, Dr. G. Tyge
Payne, Dr. Jeffrey McGee, Dr. Abdul Rasheed, Dr. Gary McMahan, and Dr. Courtney
LaFountain, for their many hours of time and advising spent helping me get to this
point.The words of guidance and feedback were vital to the development andfinalization of this dissertation.
I would like to give a special word of thanks to my dissertation co-chair, my
colleague, and my friend, Dr. G. Tyge Payne.His countless hours of reviewing,editing, and advising were integral to the completion of this dissertation.Heconsistently went above and beyond the call of duty for any supervising chair and I will
forever be indebted for his efforts.
While many people struggle by themselves through a doctoral program, I can
never claim to have accomplished this on my own. The support and love of my family
and friends throughout this process helped me keep my sanity, or at least what is left of
it. While there are far too many to list each individually, I would like to note just a
select few whose role in my life is beyond words. To my father, mother, sister and
iii brother: You are the family that…

social media

Social Media
Now a day’s technology is a part of the people everyday life. In the past technology didn’t exist. People were not as inform as they are now. Since technology stared growing in social media became part of every citizen life. The world became more unionize with each other. Families that live in different countries can stay connected. People is more informed now compare to the past, and businesses went global. Because it helps people to grow personally and professionally; social media is a positive development that should continue growing in the part of every person’s life.
Social media keeps families and friends connected. Families that live in different parts of the world can connect with each other with only with a touch of a button. Best of all, they can see each other through skype for example. There are sites life Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for people can upload pictures so the rest of the families can see them. Staying in touch with old friends would not be as easier if social media would not exist. Another benefit, is that people can find and make new friends. It can be people from any part of the world and they do not have to meet in person to become friends. Social media has helped so many people, to reunite siblings that grew up apart, parents that lost their children, and even people that were forced away from the family. Also, old friends like childhood friends for example have found each other using the social media. So many people prefer to use the social media to socialize, there is people that use it to find a significant other when they feel lonely. This site serves as a link to between different cultures. People can explore and expand their knowledge about the different culture and languages that exist in the world. Sometimes it is a necessity that people learn from other cultures to avoid offensives when they travel. About four ago I met a guy from Netherlands, we learned so much from each other like our culture…

analysis

Works
he Works of Rabindranath Tagore consist of poems, novels, short stories, dramas, paintings, drawings, and music that Bengali poet and Brahmo philosopher Rabindranath Tagore created over his lifetime.
Tagore’s literary reputation is disproportionately influenced very much by regard for his poetry; however, he also wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, and thousands of songs. Of Tagore’s prose, his short stories are perhaps most highly regarded; indeed, he is credited with originating the Bengali-language version of the genre. His works are frequently noted for their rhythmic, optimistic, and lyrical nature. However, such stories mostly borrow from deceptively simple subject matter — the lives of ordinary people.Aims of Education According to Tagore:
The aims of education as reflected in educational institution founded by Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan are as follows:
(1) Self Realization:
Self-realization is an important aim of education. Manifestation of personality depends upon the self-realization and spiritual knowledge of individual.
(2) Intellectual Development:
. By intellectual development he means development of imagination, creative free thinking, constant curiosity and alertness of the mind
(3) Physical Development:
He gave much importance to sound and healthy physique. There were different kinds of exercises. Yoga, games & sports prescribed in Santiniketan as an integral part of the education system.
(4) Love for humanity:
The feeling of oneness can be developed through the concepts like fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man all creatures are equal on this earth.
(5) Establishment of relationship between man & God:
The relationship between man and God is strong and permanent. However the dedication to spiritualism and sacredness will lead to the harmonious relationship with man, nature and God.
(6) Freedom:
Freedom is considered as an integral aspect of human development.
(7)…

Nickel(II) complexes of polyhydroxybenzaldehyde N4- thiosemicarbazones: synthesis, structural characterization and antimicrobial activities

Transition Met Chem (2014) 39:81–94
DOI 10.1007/s11243-013-9777-6Nickel(II) complexes of polyhydroxybenzaldehyde N4thiosemicarbazones: synthesis, structural characterization
and antimicrobial activities
Hana Bashir Shawish • Mohammadjavad Paydar • Chung Yeng Looi •
Yi Li Wong • Elaheh Movahed • Siti Nadiah Abdul Halim • Won Fen Wong
Mohd-Rais Mustafa • Mohd Jamil Maah•Received: 15 July 2013 / Accepted: 25 October 2013 / Published online: 8 November 2013
O Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013Abstract Nickel(II) complexes with 2,3-dihydroxybenzaldehyde N4-substituted thiosemicarbazone ligands (H3L1–
H3L4) have been synthesized and characterized with the aim
of evaluating the effect of N4 substitution in the thiosemicarbazone moiety on their coordination behavior and biological activities. Two series of nickel(II) complexes with
the general formulae [Ni(H3L)(H2L)]ClO4 and [Ni2(HL)2]
were characterized by analytical and spectral techniques.
The molecular structure of one of the complexes, namely,
[Ni(H3L4)(H2L4)]ClO4 was established by single crystal
X-ray diffraction studies. The crystal structure of this complex revealed that two H3L4 ligands are coordinated to
nickel(II) in different modes; one as a neutral tridentate ONS
ligand and the other is as a monoanionic tridentate (ONS-)
ligand. The antimicrobial activities of the compounds were
tested against 25 bacterial strains via the disc diffusion
method, and their minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)
and minimum microbicidal concentration were evaluated
using microdilution methods. With a few exceptions, most of
the compounds exhibited low-to-moderate inhibitory activities against the tested bacterial strains. However, the complexes [Ni2(HL3)2] (7) and [Ni2(HL4)2] (8) indicated higher
inhibitory activity against Salmonella enterica ATCC 9068H. B. Shawish A S. N. A. Halim A M. J. Maah (&)
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of
Malaya, 50603…

lovez

Name: Rebecca Fallah
Date: 4/11/2016
Annotated Bibliography
Allen, Susan F., and Jerry Miller. “A Community Initiative To Support Family Financial Well-Being.” Community, Work & Family 13.1 (2010): 89-100. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Apr. 2016.
Affordable childcare is key to maintaining employment for low-income parents in the USA. These parents may also benefit from instruction to build financial literacy skills. It might also help promote workforce participation and improve family financial well-being include efforts to increase knowledge about how to manage money through financial literacy training. Children should go to daycare as early as possible if their parents don’t have time to take care of them.Anderson, Matthew, and Oliver Conroy. “Foster care kids are happier without adoption.” New York Amsterdam News 29 May 2003: 18. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Apr. 2016.
This is a story about a girl who grew up in a foster home and was very happy because she got a lot of love from her foster parents. She talked about how foster care changed her life in a positive way and if it wasn’t for foster care she probably be using drugs or pregnant. It gave her a stable home, a chance to an education and a better life.D’AGOSTINO, BRIAN. “Scapegoats And Sacred Cows: The Ideology Of American State Capitalism.” Journal Of Psychohistory 39.3 (2012): 212-218. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Apr. 2016.
He this article the author talked and how he began college as a staunchly conservative Republican, reflecting the ideology of my immigrant father, who came to the U.S. as a child in 1926 and became a successful businessman. What he inherited from his father was the life script of becoming a corporate lawyer and then a great politician—his dad’s own unfulfilled ambitions. His father became a source of inner discipline, courage, and determination for him, but his father was also domineering and psychologically…

special Economic Zones

What is an SEZ?
It is a geographical region that has economic laws that are more liberal than a country’s typical economic laws. An SEZ is a trade capacity development tool, with the goal to promote rapid economic growth by using tax and business incentives to attract foreign investment and technology.By offering privileged terms, SEZs attract investment and foreign exchange, spur employment and boost the development of improved technologies and infrastructure.Moreover SEZ’s provide a medium wherein it not only attracts foreign companies looking for cheaper and efficient location to setup their offshore business, but it also allows the local industries to improve their export through a proper channel and with the help of the new foreign partners to the outside world at a very competitive price. SEZ’s offer relaxed tax and tariff policies which is different from the other economic areas in the country. Duty free import of raw materials for production is one example. Moreover the Free trade zones attract big players who want to setup business without any license hassles and the long process involved in it. Most of the allotment is done through a single window system and which is highly transparent system. The bottom-line therefore is increased export and FDI (Foreign Direct Investments) enabling increased Public-private partnership and ultimately resulting in a development of world class infrastructure, boost economic growth, exports and employment.Where SEZ’s have really flourished The concept of SEZ’s was largely pioneered by China, wherein the SEZ’s contribute to 20 percent of the total FDI. Then the SEZ model was also successfully implemented in Poland and Philippines. In the former the SEZ’s contribute to almost 35 percent of the FDI inflows. Shenzhen in China has been at the helm of rapid economic development, after growing by a staggering 28 percent for the last 25 years.ADMINISTRATIVE SET UP FOR SEZS: SEZs is governed by a three tier…

Welfare Reform in Washington State

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Case Teaching Resources FROM THE EVANS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Box 353060 · University of Washington · Seattle WA 98195-3060 www.hallway.orgWELFARE REFORM IN WASHINGTON STATE (A)Clare Banks, assistant to the director of the WorkFirst division at the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), looked up from the WorkFirst evaluation she was reading and reflected on the changes in the welfare system during her fifteen years with the agency. Welfare had always been a controversial issue. As federal and state policymakers evaluated and reevaluated the mission and goals of welfare provision, minor changes to the state’s welfare system were attempted. Efforts to build the human capital of welfare recipients met with little success, and, under Governor Mike Lowry, few changes were made to Washington’s welfare system. All that changed in 1996, when President Clinton’s promise to “end welfare as we know it” was realized through passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), fundamentally changing the welfare system nationwide.
PRWORA eliminated the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program and replaced it with a Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) block grant, giving states the funds to design and implement their own plan to help move families from welfare to work. Under Governor Lowry, the transition was essentially stalled. In 1996, however, Gary Locke was elected and, in April of 1997, Governor Locke signed into law House Bill 3901, creating the WorkFirst program. Washington was the last state to implement a TANF plan.
Governor Locke counted welfare reform among his greatest accomplishments. Since the implementation of the state’s TANF plan, state spending on welfare had been reduced by nearly half and the proportion of the state’s population receiving welfare was at its lowest level in thirty years.
After passage of the state’s TANF plan, Governor…

ethnicity construction

The Construction of Ethnicity and RaceIn this essay, I will discuss the constructionist approach to ethnic and racial identities, and why it is necessary to adequately and comprehensively understand them.
The formation of ethnic and racial group identity is not a static process. As Cornell and Hartmann states, “there is nothing absolute about the process or the end product”1. The constructionist approach “focuses on the ways ethnic and racial identities are built, rebuilt, and sometimes dismantled over time”2, placing “interactions between circumstances and groups at the heart of these processes.”3
That is to say, c is
According to Cornell and Hartmann, constructionism accepts and builds upon the central tenants of circumstantialism. In “A Constructionist Approach (2007)” the authors employ the concept of comprehensiveness to assess the role a racial or ethnical identity has in organizing the lives of individuals and of groups, relative to their situation. Cornell and Hartmann identify a racial or ethnical identity as comprehensive, or “thick”, and less comprehensive, or “thin”, depending on the degree to which a racial/ethnical identity organizes social life, and both individual and collective action.4 In “The Organization of Ethnicity (1977)”, Handelman similiarly discusses this concept in terms of what he describes as an identities “lateral” or “hierarchical” categorical membership.
Constructionalism addresses one of the flaws of the circumstantialist approach; namely, that group identity and interests are determined chiefly by external forces and conditions. Constructionism, on the other hand, returns agency to the racial and ethnical actors, and grants insight into the extent to which racial and ethnical identities are asserted or assigned at a given period of time.
Constructionalism also asserts that the construction of racial and ethnical identity involves the marking of boundaries and the assignment of meaning. Regardless of whether an…