Alex Leana Causal Analysis Essay
9/11 Attacks Effects: Iraq War, Homeland Security, Airports September 11, 2001, at 8:46AM, theUnited Stateswas awakened by the cruel reality of the world. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 93 over the course of an hour and a half (Elsis). TheUnited Stateswas under attack, and the world didn’t even know until the first plane hit theNorthTowerthat morning. These attacks devastated the citizens of our country and created fear and uncertainty in the government. Four hundred and three heroes were lost that day trying to save citizens of America, and 3,051 children lost a parent that day who was a hero to them as well (“September 11 by Numbers”). It also made our nation stronger, and more determined to prevent it from happening again.
After September 11, 2001 The President of The United States, George W. Bush declared a ‘War on Terror’ and said that it would start with al-Qaeda but not end there. Osama Bin Laden was a prime target for our counter terrorism efforts. Bin Laden was the head of operations of the terrorist group, and in the 1990’s was targeted after he bombed many U.S. Embassies. These former operations against Osama were part of Operation Infinite Reach led by former President Bill Clinton (Pike, John). We have been after Osama for over 20 years and he was finally killed on May 1st, 2011. After 9/11 President Bush sent troops into Iraq, ruled by the evil dictator Saddam Hussein. He killed or tortured whoever interfered with his plans of complete domination of the country. The reason we invaded Iraq was that we believed they had created chemical or nuclear weapons and we needed to stop them before they became too strong and attacked the United States. The first year was easy, but as…
I sat there in the hard seat of my desk and waited patiently. I could not wait for my new teacher to stroll up to me; eyes full of amazement, and give me my paper. I had worked hard on it for nearly a month. My writing skills were top-notch, of course. Looking around the room at my classmates, it was easy to tell who had done the summer assignments, and those who were freeloading around in the back of their minds for a believable excuse as to why they had not produced anything after a month. My patience was wearing thin by this point. I wanted my paper and I wanted to see that ‘A’ proudly at the top of the page. Suddenly, she was right in front of me. I glanced up, smiling, trying to make a decent impression. However, her face didn’t show what I had expected. She flipped the paper over and slid it onto my desk, then went on with her rounds. Something inside me fluttered. I reluctantly flipped over my essay. I sat there for a while, staring at my paper. Never in my life had I seen so many red marks on a single piece of paper. My eyes slowly moved towards the top of the page, where an angry looking letter ‘D’ sat. As I stooped in my seat as I began to re-evaluate myself.
The first memories I have of reading are painful at best. Reading a simple sentence seemed impossible for me to do. Being the only child in class who couldn’t even read the bathroom door signs, I was singled out almost immediately. Teachers had no patience with a child that dared to slow down their teaching curriculum. As if I was purposely acting disobedient by being half illiterate. It didn’t take long for my mother to find out about the situation. Although she was furious with my teachers, she reassured me things would get better. The next day, she presented me with a gift. At the time, I looked at her “gift” as an insult. I was not aware that I needed Hooked on Phonics. Although I did put up an impressive show of shrugging off the gift, I eventually…
Through our baptism, we are called to love and serve God with our lives. We must discern how God desires us to live out that love and service. This process takes time and action. One must sift out and separate what is coming from God and what is not. Discernment is different from decision making. While decisions are more autonomous and take less time, discernment on the other hand involves a mutual listening to God’s movements in my life as well as listening to my own desires. Discernment is more than about myself: seeking spiritual direction and asking advice is a good idea in order to see if I am on the right track. Here are some guidelines regarding Discernment.
To discern is to…
spend time listening; admit that we are powerless over our own ability to be certain, to be in control, to have all the answers; set out on a journey with God, confident that we will be cared for, that we will have all we need and that we have nothing to fear; really live life by the choices we make and now allow ourselves to be victims of circumstance; take responsibility for the direction of my life, and not depend on anyone else for my happiness; actively cooperate with God in co-creating a future full of hope, meaning and promise; be alert, frightened, surprised, joyful and rooted (sometimes all at once).
“Could God be calling me?” Seven Vocation “Indicators”
If you have ever asked yourself the question, “Is God calling me?”, then you should give it some serious thought. A vocation may be sparked by such a question and begin a period of reflection and discernment that may lead to a life of ministry in the church.
Young people often ask, “But how do I know?”, and there is no easy answer! A life of ministry in the Church is not meant for everyone; however some…
12/2/2013The Freed Act
Because up to 24 million people suffer from some type of eating disorder in America, congress should pass the Freed Act bill in order to get more research, education and prevention in schools and easier access to treatments to help fight this growing disease. The Freed Act is a bill that was written by eating disorder professionals, researchers, treatment providers, parents, and sufferers to eliminate eating disorders.
A 35-member organization called the Eating Disorder Coalition, invited experts and individuals who cared about eating disorders to Capital Hill in 2004 and 2005. They were invited to brainstorm ideas to create this bill that would eventually save many lives. Twice a year, professionals and advocates for this disease travel to Washington D.C. to talk to members of Congress. This day is called The National Lobby Day. The objective is to spread awareness of eating disorders in the United States. After coming up with the bill later known as the Freed Act, the Policy Director, Jeanine Cogan, was determined to find someone in Congress that had just as big of passion in getting this bill passed. She was also trying to find people that would be willing to present the bill to Congress. That is when Congressman Patrick Kennedy became top on the list and a perfect candidate in helping getting the bill passed (The Freed Act).
After 5 years of hard work, dedication, and several drafts were written, it was finally time to introduce the bill in the House on February 25, 2009. Then, on April 26, 2010, the Senate version of the freed act was introduced. Overall, sixty-two co sponsors were gained in favor of the Freed Act. However, in order to get the bill passed into law, more co sponsors were needed. When describing the bill, Kitty Westin, EDC’s President, said, “This bill is the solution to the devastation that is caused by eating disorders. It offers answers, brings hope and will save…
Many heated arguments have been started over the concept of cats are better than dogs or dogs are better than cats. Many people think that there is nothing in common with the two while others think there are some distinguishing characteristics that both have in common. There is no right answer to the question which one is better.
Cats and Dogs both love to lounge around the house and be lazy. Cats love to find the weirdest spots to be like on the refrigerator or on cabinets and Dogs will end up under a lot of things like the kitchen table or right under your recliner. Cats and Dogs find that the best spots to lay are right on top there owners no matter if they’re in a chair or if they’re laying down. Both are lazy sometimes and energetic other times all depending on their mood.
In addition to their habits around the house Cats and Dogs love to get exercise. They both have different kinds of toys to play with. Toys for Cats and Dogs have to make noises like a bell for cats or a squeaker for dogs. Cats have their scratching post and dogs have chew toys. No matter what the toy is Cats and Dogs always have and find ways to exercise and stay active.
With all the things Cats and Dogs have in common they have even more that they don’t have in common. Cats normally don’t like or get taken on walks but Dogs love to be taken on walks. Dogs are way more aggressive than cats and mostly have the size advantage. Cats manly get free roam of the neighborhood whereas Dogs stay fenced in to the owner’s backyard. Dogs go outside to use the bathroom and Cats have a litter box inside to go to the bathroom. Dogs love getting wet and taking baths while cats hate water and also hate taking baths.
No matter what your answer is to question you can never be wrong. It all depends on your personal preference or even sometimes your allergies. But whatever pet you do have always show it love and it will return all that love back tenfold. People will always be arguing…
1. How important is the reservation system at airlines such as WestJet and JetBlue? How it impact the operational activities and decision makingWestJet and JetBlue are two airlines companies that provide outstanding customer services and low-cost and competitive airfares to their customers. Reservation system is very critical for these companies as they are dealing with customer service and customers rely on their service. WestJet and JetBlue have grown rapidly since 1999, which rendered their existing information system obsolete, including their reservation systems. Even though there are many risks involved in the upgrading of this system, it will offer multiple business benefits.
It can increase the productivity of these airlines by reducing the time it takes for reservation agents to complete using automated processes. It will help increase the revenue by increasing the sales by optimising the distribution of selling classes at your point of sale. It will improve the customer satisfaction as it will speed up the servicing and save time for the customers. In the past few years customers are depending heavily on airline reservation systems to book tickets, reserve seats, online check-in etc. As mentioned in the case study, in case of WestJet, we have seen the effect of delaying to switch to a latest and reliable system. It is very critical for WestJet and JetBlue to rely airline reservation system to increase the revenue and their customer service.
The impact of airline reservation system on decision making and operational activities are massive, as it has made the accounts between other airlines more efficient as everything can be done online. These systems have helped in the growth of airline companies because of faster service times, which leads to increased customer satisfaction. Since customers can do everything online like plan, book, reserve seat and also pay online. On the other hand customers could also get annoyed and frustrated, if the system…
Recess Safety PlanThe school safety plan is a component that deserves one of the highest priorities in the school; the plan enables the insurance of safety for all the students within the school. There are various problems that are known to occur at any given time, due to these problems, the school deemed it necessary to devise a plan that would enhance the safety of the students in the school. The plan ranges from how the students are transferred from imminent danger and ensuring their safety till they get to responsible arms out of the school. Despite this plan being an important safety plan, a safety plan that covers how danger could be subdued if it happened during recess time.
A plan covering the recess time in the school is deemed necessary as it came to the attention of many that danger can be faced at the times that it is least susceptible to anyone. Therefore, a recess emergency plan was designed according to the school schedules and the time that recess time is normally scheduled. In the recess emergency plan there are additional tasks that were added to those personalities who already cover the existing emergency plan. This was found to be necessary as these people have been through emergency and training. They have the necessary knowledge as they have been part of the school for some time.
For the recess emergency plan to be effective, the support from the various members of the administration will be required. The teachers of the various classes are required to be informed of the plan as they will be required to gradually instill the drills to the class students under their responsibility. There needs to be a time of 30 minutes allocated once per week to be able to take the students through the drills and help them master them. The practical part of the drill will be done once a month as it will take place outside the class rooms under supervision of the staff members.
Yard duty aides are positioned on the playgrounds during recess and can be…
Vicki S. Wendt
Grand Canyon University: 5403NV
December 8, 2013Personal Essay
Looking back over my personal life, I cannot say I focused much in education or research in one subject area as I acted as a sponge; soaking up formal education and life’s teachings.
My father made a living as an auto mechanic but learned many skills in his lifetime. His knowledge and skill impressed me so I began my individualized journey by mastering many skills and focusing on high school, vocational school, and college classes. I am blessed to have the best of both worlds; common sense and an education.
Graduating from high school ended my educational endeavors for a while. I enrolled in college classes about five years later into a degree program that would save my life; electronic engineering. However, motherhood became a priority and my education took a back burner. College classes became a priority again thirty years later. As I had began classes, stopped classes, began classes and stopped them again. But this time I was determined to complete my education no matter what. And I did just that. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management in 2011. That was a revelation as my adrenaline was rushing and I wanted/needed more input. But I was beginning a foreign field in which I had no experience or skill but I did have my core values and common sense. After being gainfully employed for three years I now have decided to become a career college student; I am working towards my Masters in Business Administration. My next goal is to obtain my doctorate degree and baccalaureate degree. I am hoping my current employer will have a place for me to grow and retain my skills. However, if this never evolves, I will either go elsewhere or become an entrepreneur.
I chose Grand Canyon Christian University (GCU) and Ken Blanchard College of Business (KBCOB) from television advertisements. The commercials included students with huge smiles on…
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. General arrangement and description 1
2.1 General arrangement of the Project 1
2.2 Headworks 2
Intake canal and Gravel trap 3
Approach Canal and Settling Basin 4
Conveyance Tank 4
Headrace Pipe 4
3. Project Evaluation 6
3.1 Cost and energy 6
3.2 Financial Evaluation 6
1.1 Sensitivity test 7
4. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 7
1.2 Conclusions 7
1.3 Recommendations 8
Appendix-1 10 1. INTRODUCTION
Tinekhu Khola Small Hydropower Project (TKSHP) with an Installed Capacity of 990 kW utilizes flow from Tinekhu Khola which is located at Suri and Jhyaku VDC’s of Dolakha District, Janakpur zone in Eastern Development Region of Nepal. Tinekhu Khola Small Hydropower Project (The Project) is Run off River (RoR) type with its headworks located in Tinekhu River at some 3 km upstream from the confluence of Tamakoshi River and Tinekhu River. The distance to the intake site from Singati Bazaar is about 6 km north-east. The powerhouse is located along the left bank of Tamakoshi River, some 100 m upstream from the confluence of Tamakoshi River with Tinekhu River. There is a bridge over Tamakoshi River near powerhouse and a seasonal road up to the forebay area.
The entire project area (headworks to powerhouse) is located in Suri and Jhakhu VDC’s of Dolakha District along the right bank of Tinekhu River. Geographically, the project area is located between the longitudes 86?10’45”E to 86?12’06”E and latitude 27?44’07”N to 27?45’15”N. Physio-graphically, the project area belongs to the Middle Mountain Zone and elevation ranges from 980 meter above mean sea level (amsl) to 1400 m amsl along the upper catchment boundary.
According to the hydrological study, the design discharge of 0.35 m3/s is about 57% exceedence river flow. Thus with a gross head of 412 m and net head of 392.01 m and 0.35 m3/s design flow at 74.5% efficiency the installed capacity will be 990 KW. The net annual energy generation…
September 2nd, 2013Personal Paradigm Shift
In everyone’s life there is a moment that changes everything. They are a collection of moments and experiences that stay with us forever. For each individual the moments are different. Our way of thinking about everything changes and we are introduced to a whole new spectrum of ideas that we never knew possible before. As we grow up, we are lead through experiences by those closest to us, whether it is a parent or a coach. Often times those mentors in our life will have a huge impact and we will learn almost everything from them. Thankfully, I grew up with amazing influences in my life. I believe that I am who I am today because of those influential people.
My big “it” moment, the moment were I felt like I was truly seeing the world as a different place with whole different ideas, happened two summers ago. My uncle gave me the opportunity to accompany him and my cousin to Peru on a medical missions trip. We spent two weeks going up and down the Amazon River stopping at different villages to offer medical care and much needed supplies. In addition to those two weeks spent on the river, we spent five days in Peru’s capital, Lima. The days spent with the village people was the most interesting times I have ever had thus far. I loved every minute of getting to know each of the families and to hear their stories of hardship and struggle was remarkable. Yet, even with all that hardship they were still the happiest people I have ever encountered. The fact that they live in such different circumstances than us and they never complain really opened my eyes to a whole new world. In America people simply cant not even began to grasp how fortunate we are, until they get out and see something completely opposite. Those stories made me realize that there really is so much more to life than what meets the eye, as cliche as that sounds. That vacation was one big culture shock to me. My time in the…