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The article “Effect of Work Related Stress on Firefighter/Paramedic” by Mark C. Shantz raises very important problem of the impact of firefighters and paramedics professional environment on their psychological health, namely on the level of stress. The author of the article reveals the fact that the professional environment produces a profound impact on psychological state of paramedics and firefighters. This is why he attempted to traces the major impact of stress, how it affects the work of firefighters and paramedics and possible ways of elimination of the risk of stress and its negative impact on the psychological state of these professionals.
First of all, it should be said that the researcher has revealed the fact that the job of firefighters and paramedics produces a profound impact on their psychological state because they often have to act in extreme situations and, what is more, they regular face a risk of getting injury or even death as well as they often witness severe injuries and deaths of other people. As a result, they are susceptible to stress, which deteriorates consistently their job performance leading to the lower effectiveness of their work and increasing the risk of job related injuries and traumas. At the same time, firefighters could be stress by their fire station environment, by their managers and management style, as well as by their colleagues. Continue Reading
The articles, which are summarized in this essay, deal with different aspects of life of the Muslims in different countries, such as Great Britain, the USA and Turkey.
The article “The Right of Women to No-Fault Divorce in Islam and Its Application by British Muslims”, written by Bustami Mohamed Khir, is focused on women’s right to no-fault divorce. It regards whether contemporary Islamic law gives the possibility to Muslim women to initiate no-fault divorce, and if it does then what the consequences are. Discussing the validity of this right in Muslim countries, the author of the article also pays attention to its existence in the West, taking as a particular case Great Britain. The article concludes that being an important right for women, they usually are limited in its usage. Having examined situation in Britain the author claims that though it was allowed in 1996, it was never applied, while in America no-fault divorce is practiced almost in all states.
The next article under discussion is “Islamist New Thinking in Turkey: A Model for Political Learning?” by Gamze Çavdar. It describes the attempts to make the Middle East more democratic. Particularly, Çavdar focuses on the activity of a Turkish political party AKP (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi) or Justice and Development Party. This party presents a new notion in the political life in Turkey – new thinking, which “is the result of a process of political learning, defined as a change of beliefs (or the degree of confidence in one’s beliefs) or development of new beliefs, skills, or procedures as a result of observation and interpretation of experience” (Çavdar 480). The author states that this model of Turkish Islamists is a progressive means of governing the country, basing on democratic principles. Being the model that hardly would be used elsewhere, new thinking practice is a step towards democracy. Continue Reading
The article “At Ford, Signs of a Sale (or Three)” the author Micheline Maynard raises a very important problem of the potential sales that are expected from the part of Ford. Basically, the author informs readers about the recent information concerning the plans and perspectives of Ford in relation of its three brands, including Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo. The author underlines that the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover can occur in the nearest future and discusses possible buyers that can acquire the two brands which are positioned as luxury cars producers. In this respect, it is worthy of mention that among the probable buyers, the author names Cerberus Capital Management which is also planning to buy 80% stake in Chrysler. It is necessary to underline that this will be the first time in the US that the leading automaker will be bought by a private equity firm. Also, the author forecasts that Volvo, another brand belonging to Ford will be also sold soon. Continue Reading
Physical and climatic conditions to a significant extent define the socio-economic development of Canada. In this respect, it should be said that the physical and climatic conditions of Canada create different conditions for socio-economic development of different parts of the country. This is why many specialists (Bone, 183) tend to link the development of Canada with natural conditions of its regions.
At the same time, it is also necessary to underline that regions of Canada vary dramatically. As a result, Friedman developed his own model of the core/periphery model of Canada in which he distinguished clearly different regions according to their level of development, but it should also pointed out that this classification includes demographic, physical and climatic characteristics of regions because, as it has been just mentioned above, these factors produce a profound impact on the development of the regional economy. Basically, Friedman distinguishes core and peripheral Canada. In this respect, it should be said that the core Canada is represented by the most advanced and well-developed regions of the country. Obviously, Eastern Canada, i.e. Quebec and Ontario region, is the most advanced region of the country and may be viewed as the core of Canada because the major industries and highly technological production are situated in this region. Logging and agriculture are also very important for the Canadian economy and therefore central Canada is also viewed as a core of Canada. In contrast Northern and Atlantic Canada are traditionally viewed as the periphery because the economic development of these regions is quite low and the periphery is characterized by substantial backwardness compared to the core. In fact, it is the core that creates the major part of the national GDP, while periphery, in contrast, needs the support of the federal state and other regions. Continue Reading
First of all, it is necessary to start with the brief analysis of the physical regions and climatic regions of Canada. It should be said that Canada is characterized by certain differences between different regions but the difference is not really contrasting since basically the country is situated in the North American continent occupying its Northern part that makes the local climate quite severe with certain variations, which, though, may be quite substantial within the country. In this respect, it should be said that the Western part of Canada is basically covered with mountains and numerous forests. The latter, by the way, is also a characteristic of the central part of Canada which may be viewed as one of the major region where logging is well developed. The Northern part of Canada is characterized by extremely severe climatic conditions since this part of the country is the closest to the arctic pole and, therefore, its climate makes the life in this region very difficult. It should be pointed out that basically this part of Canada is populated by the native population of the country, i.e. by aboriginal people who manage to lead their traditional lifestyle surviving due to their traditional occupations. Continue Reading
Buy an essay: Why Is Atlantic Canada Classified as a Downward Transition Region and the Possibility of a Rebound
Atlantic Canada is a constituent part of Canada but often this region of Canada is perceived as a poorly developed region where severe climatic conditions and low economic opportunities contribute consistently to the deterioration of the socio-economic situation in the region. At the same time, Atlantic Canada is a region with long history, its traditions and unique characteristics which distinguish the region from other parts of Canada. At the present moment, the socio-economic situation in Atlantic Canada is really viewed as highly problematic since the local economy cannot be characterized by positive performance, while its major trends provokes serious apprehensions concerning the future of the region rather than certitude in its future prosperity.
In such a situation, it is really important to analyze carefully the current situation in the region, its potential and discuss possible perspectives of the development of Atlantic Canada since this region really has a significant potential but it needs assistance from the part of the state and investors to overcome the current backwardness and become a prosperous and perspective region of Canada. In this respect, it is necessary to underline that in order to understand the current situation in Atlantic Canada, it is necessary to compare it with other regions of Canada and briefly overview the history of the region that will help better understand the actual potential and perspectives of Atlantic Canada. Continue Reading
Auden’s September was written more than 50 years ago but it’s relevant nowadays same as it was during the times it was written. The poem is so many-sided and refers to so many historic events, personalities and texts that its comprehension is not possible without the good knowledge of the subject described. The understanding of the poem can be incomplete without special information. The author’s message can’t be understand without knowing about the meanings he put in this poem. First of all we need to center on the title. September 1, 1939 is a date of German invasion of Poland, which became the start of the Second World War. The poem itself doesn’t talk about the war and the invasion directly and we can only feel the mood the author wants to express and pass to his readers. The lack of information about the WW2 and the atrocities of the Nazi can make the understanding of the poem incomplete. I knew some information about the WW2 but I knew mostly the facts that concerned my country. I became really interested in the events that happened in Poland in 1939. I read the article “Nazis Expropriated Luther’s Anti-Semitic Rantings” by Sheldon Kirshner about German anti-Semitism with great interest. I read the article about the roots of anti-Semitism and found out that Luther, mentioned in the poem, was the initiator of the Protestant Reformation and became one of the inspires of Nazi ideology. Continue Reading
Traditionally, audit and assurance services play a very important role in the normal functioning of many companies and nowadays these services are considered to be an essential part of the contemporary business. At the same time, it is necessary to underline that audit and assurance services should be very reliable and objective. Otherwise, the outcomes of auditing could be misleading and lead to the creation of the wrong market image of a company, as a rule, better than it actually is. In this respect, it should be said that self-auditing, the involvement of auditors that are not objective or are engaged by a company which is audited as well as the fee for auditing are very sensitive problems because all these issues may lead to fraud and, therefore, misleading outcomes of auditing and assurance services.
In such a situation, it is quite logical that professional accountants agree to develop their Code of Ethics which could regulate effectively audit and assurance services and which could minimize the risk of frauds. On analyzing the current suggestions concerning the possible improvement of the Code in relation to internal audit, it is necessary to underline that basically the trend of the creators of the code to limit the internal audit consistently is basically correct because it is the internal audit that is accompanied by the large amount of frauds or, in a better case, errors.
It is not a secret that many companies, in an attempt to gain a better market position or to create a better public image attempt to present the financial situation in the company as highly stable and demonstrate positive trends in the development of the company. To put it in simple words, companies attempt to demonstrate that they are in a better position than they actually are by means of internal audit. However, there are even more serious cases when there are frauds within the organization or company, when in the result of some machinations some employees use their position in the organization or company in their own interests and with the help of influence on internal audit they attempt to hide the actual situation in the company. Continue Reading
Augustine of Hipo is one of the most outstanding thinkers and theologians who were often regarded as one of the church fathers. In fact, his philosophical and theologian works, to a significant extent, influenced the development of Christianity and theological and philosophical thought during the medieval period. At the same time, his own views were also influenced by other philosophical movements and doctrines. In this respect, it is possible to refer to one of the best known books by Augustine, “Confessions”, in which it is possible to trace the influence of such philosophies as stoicism and Platonism.
First of all, it should be said that “Confessions” is the autobiographical book in which the author depicts the evolution of his philosophical and theological views. Augustine skillfully depicts his searches of the ultimate truth. Eventually, he arrives to the understanding of vanity of his searches as Augustine understands his own imperfection and makes peace with it.
In actuality, on analyzing the book in depth, it is possible to trace the influence of various philosophical movements, among which the influence of stoicism and Platonism is probably the strongest. In this respect, it should be said that the author gradually evolves from Platonism to stoicism which influence gradually grows stronger. Continue Reading
Buy an essay: The struggle of Aung San Suu Kyi for democratization of her country and her current position
Speaking about Aung San Suu Kyi, it is necessary to underline that her strong democratic beliefs and principles of struggle were the result of her personal progress, her education, and work that made her a convinced supporter of Mahatma Gandhi philosophy. To put it more precisely, she basically get her higher education abroad in India and the UK, in Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi and later at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Naturally, her study and her experience and life in foreign countries, especially in the UK could not fail to affect her political views and beliefs. At the same time, her boldness in her attempts to get higher education and her active social position have demonstrated her leadership abilities since the early years as she entered politics.
At the same time, it should be said that her way to the political struggle was not an easy one because, primarily, she had to overcome numerous socio-cultural biases. In fact, it was quite unusual that a Myanmar woman was well-educated and what is more she took an active part in political and social life of her country and, in general, she had an active civil position. The latter was quite a rare characteristic of an ordinary Myanmar, while there were even few Myanmar males, who traditionally occupied the dominant position in Myanmar society, that could be compared to Aung Sang Suu Kyi in their boldness and devotedness to the struggle for democratization of the country.
As it has been already mentioned, in 1988 Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Myanmar from Bhutan where she lived with her husband and children . Obviously, she had a strong motive to return to Myanmar because she had to take care of her ailing mother, but, nevertheless, it could not prevent her from returning to her husband and children someday or their moving to Myanmar, while her political and social activities could be a serious obstacle that could limit her free movement within and out of Myanmar. Continue Reading