Peden - better known as Jim or "Dad" - Webmaster of Middlebury Networks and Editor of the Middlebury Community Network, spent some of his earlier years as an Atmospheric Physicist at the Space Research and Coordination Center in Pittsburgh and Extranuclear Laboratories in Blawnox, Pennsylvania, studying ion-molecule reactions in the upper atmosphere. As a student, he was elected to both the National Physics Honor Society and the National Mathematics Honor Fraternity, and was President of the Student Section of the American Institute of Physics. He was a founding member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His thesis on charge transfer reactions in the upper atmosphere was co-published in part in the prestigious Journal of Chemical Physics. The results obtained by himself and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh remain today as the gold standard in the AstroChemistry Database. He was a co-developer of the Modulated Beam Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, declared one of the "100 Most Significant Technical Developments of the Year" and displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
2, 2007 Denis Simard, a representative of Environment Canada, distributed that ladys photo to 7 media agencies, including the Associated Press, and timed it to coincide with the release of the United Nations major global warming report in Paris, France on Feb 3rd.
Wilfred Owen was a British war poet, born on the 18th of March 1893 in Owestry, Shropshire. He was the oldest of four children and was very close to his mother. Owen had a strict Anglican upbringing, and enjoyed more than anything reading a good book. He attended both Birkenhead Institute and Technical School in Shrewsbury, but failed to be accepted to London University. At the age of twenty, he left for France to teach at the Berlitz School of English. By this time Owen was experimenting with poetry and writing. Inspired by a visit to a hospital for those wounded in World War I, Owen enlisted in the Artists' Rifles in 1915 and saw his first action in 1917. In May 1917 Owen was diagnosed with shell shock and sent to Craiglockhart Hospital, where he befriended Siegfried Sassoon, an already reputable war poet. Sassoon introduced Owen to many other prominent literary figures. During this period of his life Owen wrote much of the poetry for which he is now known. His poetry was inspired by the war and he became a critic of the public illusions about the war. After returning to battle in late 1918 and receiving the military cross for bravery, Owen was killed in action. He was 25 and he died on November 4, 1918, only 7 days before the armistice. Although he is no longer alive, and WWI is long since over, Owen's poetry continues to make an impact on those who read it. Owen resented the war, and his poetry reveals the many aspects and reasons for this hatred.
In his poem "The Letter, ? Owen reveals the truths about what the war was like for the soldiers. Only a man who experienced these events would be able to express them the way that Owen does. "The Letter ? is written from the point of view of a soldier on the front. He is writing a letter to his wife at home. The poem starts, "With B.E.F. Jun 10. Dear Wife, / (Oh blast this pencil. ?Ere, Bill, lend's a knife) ? (Owen 1-2). Owen uses parenthesis to separate what the soldier is wri
Contemporary society needs to be understood as a Post-Industrial or Network Society.
FIRST, spell out Castells’ analysis of contemporary society. In doing this should focus on the inequalities generated by this society within its networks, the space of flows.
For Castells refer to the following passages in “The Rise of Network Society” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) for important. information: chpt -Prologue pgs 16-17; chpt The Information Technology Paradigm, pgs 69-72; chpt -Global financial markets pgs 104-105; chpt – The New Economy, pgs 150-151 and chpt – The Social theory of space and the theory of the space of flows, pgs 440-445.
Everyday, people make assumptions of other things based solely on appearance. From simple things such as grocery items in a supermarket, to more complex decisions, such as choosing a person we want to spend our lives with, people make these decisions on the appearance of these things. We choose these things because, on the outside, they appear flawless. And some seem to think, if the outside is flawless, then the rest must be perfect as well. But as with anything in life, what is on the outside isn't always what is most important. A perfect can of vegetables in the supermarket may taste bad, a book with an exciting picture may be boring, and a woman with a Barbie figure may not be your best choice for a wife. In short, looks are not always the most important thing.
Some people are based solely upon their looks, without knowing the person that lies behind the looks, whether it is in a good way or a bad way. This is called prejudice, and often leads to discrimination. Unfortunately, the society we live in often benefits people of superior physical attractiveness, and discriminates against those who may not be as appealing to the eyes. People that may appear flawless, or "beautiful ?, to society may gain unfair advantages in life, such as special treatment in the workplace, or contests. For example, who wants to look at an unattractive Miss America? The American people have said in order to be Miss America, you must be beautiful, thus discriminating against those less attractive. We expect to be treated equally, but this is not always the case.
People that are more attractive may also advance further and faster in their careers. But this may not always be based on the fact they are superior in their jobs, but in fact exclusively on their looks. This is unfair to others who may excel at their jobs, but are not recognized because they may not be as attractive physically as other candidates for promotion. Su
Professional foresight is a transdisciplinary educational program that seeks to improve one's ability to anticipate, create, and manage change in a variety of domains (scientific, technological, environmental, economic, political, and societal), on a variety of scales (personal, organizational, societal, global, and universal), and using a variety of specialties (theories and methods of foresight, see below).
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(sigh...) It ends with Hurricane Katrina and Boston almost losing the pennant. It is Hollywood at its finest, and the Deacons of La La Land give it an Oscar. Even the Nobel Committee is impressed, gives it two thumbs-up and a Nobel Prize to Gore and the other members of the IPCC for the many lives that will be saved in the future because of this brilliant early warning. And, there's still time for we miserable humans to "save" the planet by buying "carbon offsets" accomplished best by investing in Al Gore's British company which buys stock in other companies that will benefit from a world-wide global warming hysteria (keeping a healthy cut) and making, perhaps, Al Gore the richest former Vice President in history. That will buy a lot of SUV's, jets, and large mansions with mega-electric bills. Everyone wins except the taxpayer and businessman, who are soon to pay a very heavy price.