Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The Story of Sake The Story of Sake The Story of Sake By Mark Nichol Sake is one of those nebulous yet specific words that are employed in a limited number of circumstances. This post discusses its origin and uses. Sake (from the Old English term sacu, meaning Ã¢â¬Å"guiltÃ¢â¬ ), which primarily means Ã¢â¬Å"endÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"purpose,Ã¢â¬ is used most transparently in phrases beginning Ã¢â¬Å"for the sake ofÃ¢â¬ : Ã¢â¬Å"For the sake of appearancesÃ¢â¬ pertains to something done solely to result in positive perception rather than sincere, practical benefit, while Ã¢â¬Å"for the sake of argumentÃ¢â¬ introduces a hypothetical proposition that involves a contrary viewpoint, as in, Ã¢â¬Å"For the sake of argument, letÃ¢â¬â¢s say that what appears to be murder was an accident.Ã¢â¬ Meanwhile, Ã¢â¬Å"for the sake of itÃ¢â¬ is an idiomatic phrase meaning Ã¢â¬Å"for no particular reasonÃ¢â¬ ; hell, as a meaningless intensifier, often substitutes sake in this usage. Conversely, Ã¢â¬Å"for old timeÃ¢â¬â¢s sakeÃ¢â¬ pertains to something done as a nod to nostalgia. Also, one can write Ã¢â¬Å"for (oneÃ¢â¬â¢s) sake,Ã¢â¬ as in Ã¢â¬Å"For JohnÃ¢â¬â¢s sake, we didnÃ¢â¬â¢t tell him about the incriminating letter,Ã¢â¬ where sake means Ã¢â¬Å"benefitÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"welfare.Ã¢â¬ But Ã¢â¬Å"for GodÃ¢â¬â¢s sakeÃ¢â¬ /Ã¢â¬Å"for ChristÃ¢â¬â¢s sakeÃ¢â¬ (the latter sometimes styled Ã¢â¬Å"for chrissakeÃ¢â¬ ) is an expression without meaning except to express some heated emotion, such as exasperation. For the sake of euphemism, such a phrase is often bowdlerized to something like Ã¢â¬Å"for PeteÃ¢â¬â¢s sake,Ã¢â¬ inspired perhaps by St. PeterÃ¢â¬â¢s name or by the expression Ã¢â¬Å"for pityÃ¢â¬â¢s sakeÃ¢â¬ as part of a plea for mercy. Variations include Ã¢â¬Å"for heavenÃ¢â¬â¢s sakeÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"for goodnessÃ¢â¬â¢ sakeÃ¢â¬ ; note the apostrophe indicating the genitive state of goodness, signaling that the sake Ã¢â¬Å"belongsÃ¢â¬ to goodness. (Even in content in which the style is for an s to follow an apostrophe in possessive case, this idiomatic style prevails.) Conversely, the phrase is sometimes rendered more forceful by replacing the middle word with a word equivalent to brandishing oneÃ¢â¬â¢s middle finger. The compound namesake originally meant, literally, Ã¢â¬Å"one named for the sake of another,Ã¢â¬ referring to a child named after a parent or another adult to honor that person; now, its meaning extends to Ã¢â¬Å"anyone sharing oneÃ¢â¬â¢s name.Ã¢â¬ On that model was keepsake coined; it refers to something originally belonging to, or otherwise associated with a deceased or departed person that is kept by another to honor the first personÃ¢â¬â¢s memory. The word forsake (past tense forsook, and forsaken as a past participle and an adjective), meaning Ã¢â¬Å"abandonÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"renounce,Ã¢â¬ stems from the Old English intensifying prefix for-, meaning Ã¢â¬Å"completely,Ã¢â¬ and sake in its original sense of Ã¢â¬Å"accuseÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"dispute.Ã¢â¬ The adjective godforsaken- literally, Ã¢â¬Å"abandoned by GodÃ¢â¬ - refers to someplace or something neglected or remote. Sake is also seen in the expression Ã¢â¬Å"Art for artÃ¢â¬â¢s sake,Ã¢â¬ referring to the sentiment that art exists on its own merits and requires no justification. Want to improve your English in five minutes a day? Get a subscription and start receiving our writing tips and exercises daily! Keep learning! Browse the Vocabulary category, check our popular posts, or choose a related post below:Bare or Bear With Me?The Four Sounds of the Spelling OUKn- Words in English
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Proposed Act Would Give Federal Agents Power Pornography is a big deal in America and arguably has its place. While New York City, Miami and Los Angeles are all cities with big porno markets, this week, record porn site hits came from another city.Ã Cleveland. Ohio! During the 2016 Republican National Convention, the number of people watching pornography videos surpassed the number of people who watched the Cavaliers win the NBA Championship. Yup. Turns out, Trump is good for the porn business. A record setting 873,294 videos were viewed in The Buckeye State after TrumpÃ¢â¬â¢s name was put into pornographic search engines. Who knew the party of Lincoln drips with erotica? Since this subject is trending, letÃ¢â¬â¢s see if we can tie it in with animal rights. Yes we can! ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s a connection, and itÃ¢â¬â¢s very disturbing. First, a little background. Bestiality, or, sex with animals, is legal in plenty of states. But itÃ¢â¬â¢s not enough you know that, just for fun, IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to call them out on it so those who live in these states can get busy on the legislation needed to outlaw this sick stuff. Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, Washington, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Vermont , Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and, not surprisingly, the District of Columbia. Humans are not the only ones being screwed by politicians in D.C. Oh, and you can have intimate relations with a non-human in Guam with complete immunity. As if sexual abuse ofÃ animals isnÃ¢â¬â¢t bad enough, some sickos just canÃ¢â¬â¢t stop until the animal or animals are tortured and killed for sexual pleasure. Just ask Brent Justice, 54, and his girlfriend, Ashley Richards, 25. This deranged Houston couple wasÃ arrested in 2012 for making and distributing dozens of Ã¢â¬Å"crush videosÃ¢â¬ where animals were tortured by the couple while the couple engaged in sexual acts. Graphic details of what this entails can be found here. Puncturing a kittenÃ¢â¬â¢s eye with a high heel shoe is just the beginning. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t look if you canÃ¢â¬â¢t deal with the facts of the case. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s not really important that you make yourself sick. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s important is that you take action. More on that later. The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act passed during the Legislative Session of the 111th Congress in 2010 prohibited the trade in pornographic videos in which animal cruelty is depicted. It states, in part: Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã¢â¬Å"Each of the several states and the District of Columbia criminalize intentional acts of extreme animal cruelty, such as the intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating or impaling of animals for no socially redeeming purpose.Ã¢â¬ As if any of that can ever be sold to the publicÃ as socially redeeming. The exact text of the Act can be found on GovTrack.US. Of course, nothing is ever easy so there are limits to what this law does. In a nutshell, the trade in crush videos is illegal but the act of animal cruelty isnÃ¢â¬â¢t. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s confusing. So now, the 114th Congress which concludes in January, 2017, has been asked to plug up the loopholes in the 2010 act. Specifically, H.R. 2293 was introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith, (R-TX), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Tom Marino (R-PA) and Earl Blumenthal (D-CT). The Senate bill, 1831, was introduced by Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Entitled the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT), this bill would prohibit the extreme acts of animal cruelty depictedÃ in the videos. It would also provide federal prosecutors with the ammo they need to prosecute offenders when the offense is occurring in a federal jurisdiction or interstate commerce. Federal agents would be permitted to pursue animal cruelty charges revealed while agents areÃ investigating another interstate violation, such as drug trafficking. Prosecutors could also stop to the transport of animals for the purpose of bestiality, even if the crime occurs in one of the states listed above. Ann Chynoweth is the Vice President of the Animal Cruelty Campaign for the Humane Society of the United States. She believes the PACT Act is sensible, bi-partisan legislation that would outlaw extreme acts of animal cruelty that occur on federal property or in interstate commerce.Ã Ã¢â¬Å"The PACT Act would strengthen current federal law that outlaws the commerce in crush videos where animals are tortured for a sexual fetish.Ã It would give federal prosecutors the ability to not only prosecute the peddlers of these hideous videos, but also those who crush, burn, drown, suffocate or otherwise torture animals to make them,Ã¢â¬ says Ms. Chynoweth.Ã Ã¢â¬Å"There is a documented connected between animal cruelty and human violence and that is why the National SheriffsÃ¢â¬â¢ Association and more than 200 law enforcement agencies from across the country have endorsed the PACT Act.Ã¢â¬ So what can you do? Ã¢â¬Å"Not much is moving now during the presidential elections,Ã¢â¬ says Laura Bevan, Southeast Regional Director for the HSUS. But that doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t mean that after November, lawmakers can sit back and rest. No, they need to get back to the task at hand, passing laws to make life better for animals because animals have an inherent right to live their lives and make their way in the world without human intervention. So find out who your reps are (you can do so here) and call, email and visit them to urge them to support the PACT act. This shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t be controversial, and thereÃ¢â¬â¢s no appropriate argument against passage of this act.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
How do you define success Do you feel that you have been successful How would you work to achieve greater success both professionally and personally - Essay Example I feel very disheartened when I see people who have started very well early on in their careers, excelled at the threshold of their professional lives but fizzle out very soon. Is it due to the clutches of materialism? Or does the initial spurt of success get the better of their consciousness? I would not know. I for one have been fortunate to be blessed with little successes along the way Ã¢â¬â enough to motivate me and keep me going, yet scarce enough to play the role of appetizers, making me crave for more. At the very beginning of my career, as an employee of the Building Permit Department of Kuwait Municipality along with issuing approvals for building designs, an occasional client who could not afford an engineering consultancy would ask me to design. Thus, I began discovering my inherent creativity, my natural desire to create and my deep-rooted love for real estate. I did feel a little sense of achievement doing this, but success would not be the right word to describe the feeling. I went on to establish a trading firm in partnership and became the managing partner. We diversified into a lot of businesses. From taking sub-franchisees of an ice-cream company to taking the distributorship of an automotive company, our mainstay of course being buying and selling real estate Ã¢â¬â dealing in land and building on them. My initial experience with my own business taught me that I have a natural instinct to manage and run a business and a positive attitude towards dealing with people and getting work done. It also made me realize that the only way to understand the concept of Business Management on your own is to actually be in the thick of the action. Since it was my own money and assets involved, my commitment could not be questioned. I feel I have the necessary qualities to be a successful manager. An Executive MBA program, besides honing my technical skills, will give me an insight into markets and the financial world. This
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Structure and Agency in Media and Culture - Essay Example The paper tells that a debate, ongoing for decades is persistent in determining the relationship between structure and agency. There is a constant struggle to bridge the structure-agency relationship void and many approaches and theories have been presented in this regard. This paper suggests that Critical Realism Theory offers a solution by presenting a practical way to encounter the problem of structure- agency relations and contexts. Whether considering the voluntary or planned actions of subjects, or micro/macro analysis of a society or individual, the debate on structure and agency relationship keeps recurring. This critical realist approach contends that structure and agency relationship must be studied in order to better understand and explain society or social actions. This ought to be accomplished to achieve a stable state of society and also to accommodate positive social change encompassing individual innovation. The Critical Theory is born with the assumption that social world needs improvement and reforms, as it is deeply flawed. This theory also refutes prediction and explanation to control the social world. The sole aim of this theory is to study the social world in order to change it for the better. It criticizes and seeks to change the imposing social order. Critical theory is political in nature as challenges and confronts the way people are ruled. It is also critical of the organizations that exercise unleashed power to obtain their goals. The theory believes that the social world is the result of interaction between structure and agency.... In order to get close to the solutions of agency-structure problem, we ought to consider the evolutionary cycles of behavior for each ontological position (Hay). The intertwined relationship between agency and structure presents many solutions in a coherent and systematic manner. Taking a different discourse to the assumption that agency and structure clearly differentiated domains and each action requires a pre-existing structure (Archer, 198), whereas the critical realist theory asserts that condition and medium of agency conduct are necessary pre-requisites for the constitution of structures. Their existence is relationally dialectical and neither can exist in isolation from the other (Hay). We are not in substantial control of the social contexts in which we live in, however it definitely requires the exercise of agency to become someone and be labeled as such (Agency Textbook, 2). The agentÃ¢â¬â¢s particular decisions and acts are influenced by contexts in which the decision i s made. Engaging in certain acts is a result of contextual factors and our choices are a by- product of the uncontrollable contexts as we learn to want the things in relation to the contextual surroundings. Rather than an inborn source, our dreams, aspirations, and agency are intertwined with the contextual sources (Agency Textbook, 2). The dynamics of power determine the enabling and constraint of agency as one has to demonstrate a certain amount of power to exercise agency. Power is continually negotiated and shifts frequently with a multiple, decentralized, and diffused structure (Agency Textbook, 3). The complex structure of power influences agency significantly because how power is exercised on us and how we demonstrate power,
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Learning and Good Manager Essay Good managers are born, not made. Discuss this idea whilst exploring key characteristics of an effective manager. For a long time, many people have questioned whether a good manager is born naturally, or they can learn and train to become a good manager. For people who think that a good manager is born, they believe that an effective manager is born with some specific skills and characteristics that ordinary people do not have. Ã¢â¬Å"Charisma and trait are qualities which are generated from inside a personÃ¢â¬ (Junaid 2010). However, a stronger believes in nobody born with perfect competence. In fact, it is rarely to find people who just naturally good at anything. Achievement in life requires hard work, experience, and skills (Lash, J. 2007). Everyone can develop by learning and training to become better. They can change their attitude and acquire appropriate capability and attribute that required for a good manager. It is ambiguous in the aspect of good managers are born, not made, because there are many evidences and researches that explain how ordinary people can become a good manager. First and foremost, people who support the first reason that nature select a specific group of people to be a good manager by giving charisma and trait. According to Weber (1947) as cited by Raktabutr (2007), supernatural and particular forces grant charisma which is a precise quality of a personality to extraordinary person. Charisma and trait are the main factors that can make anyone become a well manager. For example, motivation is one of the key characteristic of an effective manager which is generate from inside, this type of characteristic is difficult to learn and understand. In such circumstance a proficient manager can considered as a leader, they have to know how to motivate other people in workplace. As Edward Deci (n. d. ) as cited by Llewellyn and Holt (n. d. ) write in why we do what we do: Understanding self-motivation. A place that feels connected, independent, and authorized is lead people to be self-motivated. Failure is a part of process that managers have to concede, because they have to encourage risk-taking and creativity. Effective managers have to build up the dynamic atmosphere in workplace to ensure that his co-worker and subordinate have passion to complete their task, and then it will make the outcome of their task effective and efficiency. Whereas, people who do not have this key distinctive, they can get in trouble when they have to motivate other people, because it is inconsistent to motivate to different people. Another key determinant that essential is self-confidence. Manager has to show his confidence to make his underling believe and respect to him, because manager cannot do everything they can only manage and assign task to his subordinate. While people who do not born with this ability, they can face the problem about how to act to other people to gain their trust and respect. These key characteristics are come from aptitude that manager can know immediately how to deal with problem. It could be said that other people who do not have charisma and trait cannot be a good manager, because these attributes ingrained with special people since they were born. There was an early psychological research, which were studied inborn characteristics or traits from successful leaders. The ascription is people can be a good manager if they could be found with these traits. Stogdill (1974) determine the following traits and skills as needful to manager, which consist of intelligence, conceptually skilled, imaginative, sagacious, management ability , convincing , interpersonal relations, adjustable to situations ,active to social environment ,commitment and achievement-orientated ,assertive ,cooperative , decided , trustworthy ,dominant, ardent, relentless, self-confident ,and repressive of stress. In the other hand, there are some evidences that explain how normal people who do not born with inherited specialties can learn and practice to become a good manager. Every person has to learn to acquire skills and cognition. Ã¢â¬Å"The most important skill for everyone is the ability to manipulate their learningÃ¢â¬ (Mcnamara, C. n. d. ). Everyone can gain a lot of benefit from learning, if they have high level of stimulus and self-directed reader. People can be a good manager by using Management development program, which is include both informal and formal method. For informal method, it can help everyone improve some key characteristics that requisite for a good manager by reading some articles, and discussing management with other people. Taking a course, seminar or workshop is another good opportunity for regular people to develop themselves to be a capable manager. There is an executive education program for manager has been provided by Harvard business school, the length of this course is around three months. This course accepts managers from all over the world. This full time course at Harvard business school offer precise learning experiences that allow managers to learn how to use vision to create effective management decision, and how to see organization as a whole picture. It is also cover all areas of management from accounting, finance, technology, operations, strategy, and marketing, international economy and organizational change. This program offers opportunity to participants to understand the key characteristics of a good manager. Almost 12,000 managers who have gone on to top leadership positions in some of the most well known companies in the world, after they graduated from this course. Therefore, it is clear that good manager can be made by training and learning, since there are plenty of ways to develop skills and characteristics by both formal and informal method. In conclusion, although, the people who born with unique skills and knowledge take advantage more than other people, normal people who want to be a good manager can expand their capability to acquire these requirements, if they have high commitment on their goal and work hard enough. Since nowadays, there are many courses and programs that provide for people to improve their abilities such as training class, which can determine and supply special skills that manager needs, and these type of programs are accepted by most organizations in the world. Thus, in my opinion, it is irrational that good manager is born. Every people can make themselves to become an effective manager, because everyone can define their own destiny.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Describe an object that is important to you and explain why Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã My Kelty Redwing backpack is folded up in my closet. Cramped on a shelf next to a box of old textbooks and forgotten letters, my backpack, like me, would rather be elsewhere. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Gloomy New England is no place for an active pack such as mine. There, the pack's buoyant purple, teal, and navy blue colors seem lost in shadow. Helpless, I do likewise, and watch my skin turn from a healthy tan to sickly white. We can hardly wait for the upcoming vacation. I take my pack to and from school with me. Holding up to 5600 cubic inches, my pack feels comfortable on my back even with sixty pounds of gear. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã During winter vacation, I usually take a skiing trip to a cabin in the Washington State Wilderness. Loaded with everything from Monopoly to a waffle iron, my backpack shields me from snow dripped by evergreens. It never actually skis, but my backpack wouldn't dare miss a downhill ski trip in the Rockies of Idaho. I leav...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
I was in the college sick bay all morning panicking and wondering why I was sat in this small clinical room. I was left alone lying on the old squashy but cold bed. I was listening to the bells ring every hour. I was wondering what lesson I should be in now if I had not been in this uncomfortable, small cramped room. At last, the school nurse walked in and said to me Ã¢â¬Å"Simon your next door neighbours are hereÃ¢â¬ . I picked up my coat, put my bag on my back, and walked to the school reception where my neighbours were stood. My neighbours were nice people. They were the type that would help out, like picking me up from school or baby-sitting my brother. My neighbours came and gave me a hug and sat me down by the school reception and said Ã¢â¬Å"Simon, we have some bad newsÃ¢â¬ . All sorts of things were running through my head at that moment, I thought that their cat had died or something but these words came out Ã¢â¬Å"Your brother is in hospital. He has been run over by a carÃ¢â¬ . On the way home I felt sick. Tears were trickling down my face while I was thinking if my brother was okay or not. On the way home the journey felt like five hours rather that ten minutes. When I finally got home, I saw my father crying in the porch. I tried to comfort him but I was too worried myself to be of any real help. I thought I knew what had happened, my father does not really cry when somebody dies but this time he was really crying. He was alone in his own world. He was cold and noises were muffled. The tears clouded his eyesight. As I entered the house, there were many people talking about different things. I could not tell what they were saying; it was just one loud noise. I could make out big Jim Evans, my uncle, who was saying in a solemn voice, Ã¢â¬Å"it was a hard blowÃ¢â¬ . My younger sister, Natalie, was in the pram rocking and laughing as though nothing had happened. I wished that I could do that; just pretend that nothing had happened. I went upstairs to my bed room and was met by lots of old men whom I had never seen before, I was embarrassed when they all stood up and started to shake my hand, they told me they were sorry for my trouble. I locked on to someone saying that I was the eldest child away at boarding school when my brother had been run over. I was holding my mums hand when I heard this. At ten o'clock on Tuesday morning, my brother's corpse arrived at the house and was taken upstairs to the attic. The corpse was bound in bandages and they were stained in blood around the body. This made me feel sick. I wanted to get out of the room as quick as I could. The following morning I went upstairs into the attic to say my goodbyes. The room was cold and many candles were lit around the corpse to show respect. Snowdrops soothed the atmosphere and made everything calm. I saw him lying in the coffin. It was the first time I had seen him in six weeks because I had been away at boarding school. He was lying there, but more stiff and paler than I had seen him six weeks ago. He was lying there with a poppy bruise on his left temple where the car had hit him. It appeared as though he was fast asleep in his bed, but it was not his bed, it was a coffin. He had no gaudy scars because the bumper had knocked him clear. This made me feel sick again but I did not want to leave the room. His box was four foot long as if this was a foot for every year.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
As described previously, primary alkyl halides generally undergo substitution reactions with simple nucleophiles by an SN2 mechanism. Secondary alkyl halides, often react with simple basic nucleophiles to give a mixture of products arising from both substitution and elimination. As with substitution reactions, the rate at which elimination reactions proceed can be proportional to both the concentration of the base and the concentration of the reactant alkyl halide (an Ã¢â¬Å"E2Ã¢â¬ reaction (elimination bimolecular), or the rate can be proportional only to the alkyl halide (an Ã¢â¬Å"E1Ã¢â¬ reaction (elimination unimolecular). The mechanism for the E2 reaction is best described as concerted with the reaction coordinate passing through a single energy maximum with no distinct intermediate. The transition state for this reaction is described by the structure shown below in which partial bonds exist between the attacking base, the hydrogen which is abstracted, and departing halogen. The geometry of this transition state requires that the halogen be anti and coplanar with the hydrogen which is being removed (also termed Ã¢â¬Å"antiperiplanarÃ¢â¬ ). This fact is important to remember since the stereochemistry of the resulting alkene (Z or E; cis or trans) is often controlled by the hydrogen which is removed in the elimination reaction. In the reaction shown below, the hydrogen on the carbon bearing the methyl group cannot become anti-to the halogen, hence the elimination occurs on the secondary carbon, to give the unfavored less substituted alkene. The rate-limiting transition state in the E1 reaction is again, carbocation formation, and the transition state is generally described as shown below. Factors which control whether E1 or E2 mechanisms will be observed again relate simply to the stability of the intermediate carbocation. Control of the reaction pathway between substitution and elimination is generally accomplished by careful choice of the reactants; strong, sterically hindered bases tend to favor elimination, while weak, unhindered nucleophiles tend to favor substitution. The choice for a Ã¢â¬Å"strong, hindered baseÃ¢â¬ is generally tert-butoxide anion in tert-butanol as solvent, and it is generally safe to assume that a potential substitution/elimination reaction showing these conditions will proceed with elimination.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Clench vs. Clinch Clench vs. Clinch Clench vs. Clinch By Mark Nichol WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s the difference between clench and clinch? Their meanings are identical, but usage varies. To clench or to clinch is to hold tight. However, clench has limited senses of grabbing something or tightening a part of oneÃ¢â¬â¢s body, such as a fist or a jaw. Clinch, though it is a variant of clench, is much more diverse in usage, with literal and figurative meanings. It refers to bending or flattening nails, screws, and other fasteners, to closing or settling a deal or an argument, or to guaranteeing a victory. It can also be a noun, referring to the action of holding or hugging, and a clincher is someone or something that secures or settles. The predecessor of clench and clinch is cling, which also has a sense of holding tight, as when someone clings to someone else or to something (whether an object or an idea), but it also refers to things that hold together or adhere, such as material (like fabric or plastic) that wraps closely around a person or an object. Clutch, more distantly related to the other words, has the same basic meaning as clench and clinch but has an additional connotation of sudden movement. In addition, unlike its synonyms, it may suggest an aborted or unsuccessful attempt to grab something or someone. Clutch is also used as a noun to describe a hold or an attempted hold, and it may refer to a mechanical part that holds other components in place during a shifting of gears, or to a pedal that activates such a part. It also has a figurative meaning of Ã¢â¬Å"a difficult situation,Ã¢â¬ or one may figuratively be caught in someoneÃ¢â¬â¢s clutches or in a clutch caused by circumstances. Want to improve your English in five minutes a day? Get a subscription and start receiving our writing tips and exercises daily! Keep learning! Browse the Misused Words category, check our popular posts, or choose a related post below:70 Idioms with HeartCapitalization Rules for the Names of Games50+ Words That Describe Animals (Including Humans)
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Multi-Calendar Plans Manage Every Client With As a marketing agency, managing multiple clients used to be tough. Client A used a Google Sheet for their marketing schedule.Ã Bleh. Client B usedÃ a clunky project management tool. Client C used email. #nightmare ^ You get the picture. Now that hassle, confusion, and time-suck of managing multiple clients marketing projects is over. You can finally organize every project from every client in one place. And youre doing it with multi-calendar, the newest feature in your most beloved marketing + social media project management tool, . :) Lets boost your marketing agencys efficiency + effectiveness, shall we? Manage Multiple Clients With Multi-Calendar [New Feature]Organize Every Project FromÃ Every Client In 1Ã Place Imagine a life without complex spreadsheets only you (or your clients) understand. What about ditching confusing email threads altogether? Awww, the good life. ^ But itÃ is totally possible. has always beenÃ the #1 marketing calendar for everything you need organized. And now youÃ can easily manage multiple clients in by giving each of them their ownÃ calendar. That gives you, as the efficient marketing agency you are ;), one place to workÃ on all of your clients projects. Every calendar helps you plan + execute tons of different types of contentÃ and social media campaigns. SoÃ you can customize each clients calendar for their specific needs. That gives you incredible organizational power with a single login for you + a beautiful experience for your clients. Agencies! Organize every #marketing project from every client in 1 place.Simplify Your Team + Client Workflows AndÃ Collaboration Process boosts efficiency. And manyÃ clients + projects have different requirements. So use to easily customize your workflows for each client + project as much as you need. makes it easy to createÃ a Task Template and save it to easily apply againÃ later (which, lets face it, saves you a ton of time on those repeat projects). Plus, you canÃ customize an unlimited amount of Task Templates for every client. That gives you complete controlÃ toÃ delight every client. Youll also ditch long email threads byÃ attaching the communication to your projects in . That gives everyoneÃ working on a project the complete picture of your progress at a glance. (And that also means zeroÃ digging through a busy email inbox for updates.) All of this organization keeps your clients in the loop + keeps projects moving forward + helps you hit deadlines. Stay on track. Execute faster. Avoid the busywork. +Ã marketing agencies #FTWCustomize To Fit Your Clients Needs Some of your clientsÃ may be building their following on Instagram. Others focus specifically on their WordPress blog. Others are huge fans of creating their content in Google Docs. ^ You can customize each of your clients experiences within their calendars. That makes your go-to source for starting any project. And as your marketing agency grows (which, lets be honest, youre crushing it), scales with you. Customize your team + client workflows + integrations with !Improve Client Retention With Data-Driven Results Prove the ROI of the work you do with realÃ data everyone can understand! YouÃ and your clients will seeÃ the success of every social media message you share. And youll also see the success of your content as a whole. When you scale to Multi-Calendar Plus or Pro plans, youll also see the results of your entire social media strategy in one place with your Social Engagement Report. Easily show your clients your success toÃ maintainÃ long-term business for your marketing agency!
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Office Art Memo - Research Paper Example From this paper it is clear thatÃ the impressionist paintings include: A Matador, Young Woman with Ibis, and View of Vetheuil. Ã¢â¬ËA Matador' impressionist art has color painted side by side with a little mixing, and it has a strongly colored ground. It was made by French, Edouard Manet. The Ã¢â¬ËView of VetheuilÃ¢â¬â¢ impressionist art was created in the year 1880 by Claude Monet, from France. The artwork also has a more vivid color with a light colored background. Besides, the painting is out- door with the shadowy effects detailed. On the other hand, the Ã¢â¬ËYoung Woman with IbisÃ¢â¬â¢ impressionist work was an out- door painting and had no use of black color. The painting was made by a French woman, Edgar Degas, who was an impressionist. It was made in the year 1860 to 1862 and had an emphasis on natural light. The colors in the painting are placed side by side with no mixing.This discussion stresses thatÃ there are several post-impressionist paintings and they in clude Ã¢â¬ËStill Life with Teapot and FruitÃ¢â¬â¢, Ã¢â¬ËTahitian Faces: Frontal Views and ProfilesÃ¢â¬â¢, and Ã¢â¬ËRoad in Etten.Ã¢â¬â¢ Ã Ã¢â¬ËStill Life with Teapot and FruitÃ¢â¬â¢ is non- naturalistic, even though simplified, and a trait that defies the principles of impressionist art. It has flowers hanging on their own without obeying the force of gravity. The artwork also has flat patches in bold colors, esoteric symbolism, and decorative line. Paul Gauguin, a renowned post- impressionist, made the artwork.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Is China going to be the next major city caused the Global warming - Essay Example ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s economic development has been inevitably dependent on the consumption of coal for energy. Energy consumption and economic development, and in turn environmental issues in China have been interrelated. Coal is the main source of energy and burning of coal leads to emission of green house gases. This is what has lead to the negative effects of ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s economic development on global warming. China has surpassed USA as the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s leading emitter of green house gases (Landsberg, 2011). Globally, there has been a constant increase in the demand for energy. So is the case with China. As the population of China has been increasing so is its demand for energy. Also the economic growth is fuelled by this increase in the demand for energy. Economic growth is driven by industrialization and this leads to higher energy consumption. In china, the industrialization process is relatively young and is expected to grow. This means that the already high energy intensity in China will still increase. Therefore, as the economic growth curve goes upwards so does the energy demand and in turn energy consumption. As mentioned above, China with its huge population consumes enormous energy. This enormous energy consumption is the primary reason behind ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s negative impact on global warming. ... is the emission green house gases). According to Zhang Zhongxiang, ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s GDP will go down by 2% if there is a decrease of 10-20% in the green house gases emission. Also there will be a 1.29% increase in the emission of the green house gases when there is a 51% increase in the per capita income (Yu, 2008). This establishes the theory that ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s economic development has lead to an enormous increase in the emission of green house gases and in turn leading to global warming. Energy demand elasticity is an important factor in analyzing the relation between energy consumption or demand and the economic development. Energy demand elasticity is the ratio of energy demand growth to GDP growth. From 1978 to 2000, ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s energy demand elasticity was less than .5. But from 2001 to 2006 it rose to 1.5. This shows how the rapid economic development is associated with higher energy consumption. Another important evidence of the relationship between ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s economic development and global warming is the fact that the green house gas emissions had gone up 18 times in 1989 when compared to the 1952 emissions and the 2010 emissions is more than double the emissions in 1996. ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s economic development has been pointing upward since the reforms in 1970. Hence, there is a clear connection between economic development and global warming (gas emissions) (Hackett, 1998). Netherlands Environment Assessment AgencyÃ¢â¬â¢s 2006 report found out that China was now the major contributor to the global greenhouse gas emissions. It has now overtaken USA and is the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s leading emitter of green house gases with a margin of 8%. 2007 saw a 2.6% growth in the global emissions and China was responsible for