...1) Introduction a. The “Babies” video showed us three different children. There was Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, and Mari from Tokyo. b. We meet the easygoing Ponijao, her mother and other members of her Himba tribe outside her family's dirt hut in Namibia. Curious Bayarjargal lives with his parents and siblings and a herd of cattle on their farm in remote Mongolia. Mari has a toy-filled existence in a small apartment with her parents in Tokyo. c. I was expecting more differences, because of the different cultural systems they were raised in, but I was struck by how similar their development was chronologically. This is, like, I think the theme is much more about the similarities than the differences. (Basically, all their basic needs, even like if the Namibian baby virtually doesn't have anything of what we consider comfort and like, wealth, they are like very rich according to the local standards, and they are very happy with their life.) ("Director Finds Parallels, Differences In 4 'Babies'") d. Director Thomas Balmes spent nearly two years traveling the globe to capture the early lives of Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Ponijao from Namibia, Mari from Japan and Hattie from the United States. The idea, he says, came to him five years ago from a French producer. "[He said], 'Why don't we do a wildlife documentary on babies?' Well, I said, 'What is this crazy idea?' And then the more I was thinking about it, the more I thought there could be......
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...In the beginning of the 17th century the Scottish people faced religious prosecution and English control, many fled to the Americas to find their freedoms, others were forced Because of hostile clan wars and the country’s political problems ("The Original Scots Colonists of Early America" 1612 - 1783, Dobson). Many Scotts were deported as criminals and banished to the Americas, forced to work for English plantation owners until they could buy their freedom (Scotland Guide - Scottish History - Scots emigration/immigration to the US." Stevens). Because of the strict clan system that the Scottish live under, when one member of the clan immigrated to the Americas, the other members of the clan would normally fallow, by the time of the American Revolutionary war had begun, around 150,000 Scotts had immigrated to North America ("The Original Scots Colonists of Early America" 1612 - 1783, Dobson). For the Scotts that came to the Americas freely, on their arrival they congregated in Scottish communities, Scottish families could be found throughout the colonies, but many centralized in Georgia, the Carolinas, upper New York, Nova Scotia and Jamaica, due to the fact of fertile land, good farming, and job opportunities ("The Original Scots Colonists of Early America" 1612 - 1783, Dobson). Although once they arrived they were looked down upon by the Germans, Dutch, and English, because they were thought to be less civilized and drunks (Scotland Guide - Scottish History - Scots......
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...trying to convince you. The sexiest thing about a girl is confidence. Yeah, you can quote me. *Don't be mad when we hold the door open. Smile and say "thank you." Let us pay for you. Don't "feel bad." We enjoy doing it. It's expected. Smile and say - everybody together now - "thank you." *Kiss us when no one's watching. If you kiss us when you know nobody's looking we'll be more impressed. *You don't have to get dressed up for us. If we're going out with you in the first place, you don't have to feel the need to wear the shortest skirt you have, put on every kind of makeup you own. We like you for WHO you are and not WHAT you are. *Don't flirt with guys when we're not around. We'll find out. Trust us. We have eyes everywhere. And when we find out, we're pissed. Not necessarily with the guys you flirted with, more-so with you. *Don't take everything we say seriously. Sarcasm is a beautiful thing. See the beauty in it. Don't get angry easily. Stop using magazines/media as your bible. *Don't talk about how hot Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt is in front of us. It's boring, and we don't care. You have girlfriends for that. *Whatever happened to the word "handsome"? Why does everything have to be "hot/sexy"? I'd be utterly stunned by a girl who greeted me with "Hey handsome!" instead of "Hey baby/ stud/ cutie/ sexy" or whatever else you can think of. Claiming girls or guys to be "hot" shows immaturity. **Girls, I cannot stress this enough: if you aren't......
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...Essay on Baby Girl. These days gender imbalance is becoming a grave problem especially in India. Girls are either aborted from mother’s womb or killed after birth. This gives rise to crimes like rape and killing. Write an essay emphasizing importance of women in the society. In ancient time birth of a girl child was considered as auspicious. As per an Indian proverb, “A home without a daughter is like a body without soul”. The birth of a daughter in the house was compared with the advent of Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth and Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom. No ceremony was considered to be complete in absence of women. The belief was that “No home is complete without a woman.” These days gender imbalance is becoming a grave problem especially in India. Girls are either aborted from mother’s womb or killed after birth. Indian is a “Male Dominated Society” hence women are the receiving end. They are always will treated and ill-treated at every step. As a matter of fact, a girl child is under constant, vigil initially by the parents, then her husband and finally her own children. She is never allowed to dwell and survive freely. Worst of all she is often killed before being born while in mother’s womb itself. This is foetus killing or infanticide. This is the gross downfall of humanity, morality and the values. The situation has drastically worsened these days. Women suffer badly, infanticide have become widespread. Parents don’t send daughters......
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...There. Good. Maybe I should stop now. No? You want me to go on? Are you sure, boy? All right. Where was I? Ah yes. There followed a forty-day mourning period. Every day, neighbours cooked meals for the family and kept vigil with them. People brought over what offerings they could—tea, candy, bread, almonds—and they brought as well their condolences and sympathies. Baba Ayub could hardly bring himself to say so much as a word of thanks. He sat in a corner, weeping, and streams of tears pouring from both eyes as though he meant to end the village’s streak of droughts with them. You wouldn’t wish his torment and suffering on the vilest of men. Several years passed. The droughts continued, and Maidan Sabz fell into even worse poverty. Several babies died of thirst in their cribs. The wells ran even lower and the river dried, unlike Baba Ayub’s anguish, a river that swelled and swelled with each passing day. He was of no use to his family any longer. He didn’t work, didn’t pray, and hardly ate. His wife and children pleaded with him, but it was no good. His remaining sons had to take over his work, for every day Baba Ayub did nothing but sit at the edge of his field, a lone, wretched figure gazing toward the mountains. He stopped speaking to the villagers, for he believed they muttered things behind his back. They said he was a coward for willingly giving away his son. That he was an unfit father. A real father would have fought the div. He would have died defending his......
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Babies Having Babies
...Aleida Calderon Mrs. Merrell Gross ENC1101 5 November 2013 Word Count: 1364 Babies Having Babies Although the rate of teen pregnancies in the United States has declined in recent years, it remains the highest of any developed country. According to an article in cdc.gov, “In 2011, a total of 329,797 babies were born to women aged 15-19 years, for a live birth rate of 31.3 per 1,000 women in this age group. This is a record low for U.S. teens in this age group, and a drop of 8% from 2010” (“About Teen Pregnancy”). While the rates have declined, the stigma that surrounds the problem has not. Researchers have not been able to provide an explanation as to why the rate has dropped. Many parents, politicians, and researchers disagree about the significance and the effects of this issue. Some believe teen pregnancy is a small indicator of society’s prominent predicaments; others argue that it maintains those crises. Teen pregnancy has a significant short-term and long-term impact on the American economy and not only affects teens, but also the nation. Teen pregnancies have financial ramifications that affect the whole country. An article in Public Health Reports states, “Giving birth in the teen years can limit one’s social and financial well-being” (Penman-Aguilar). Many believe that a link exists between the high teen pregnancy rates and poverty in the U.S. The United States spends billions every year on sex education programs and on helping the majority of teen mothers by...
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...Scott Peterson's attorney, Mark Geragos, now has to contend with more than a guilty verdict for his client - and the penalty phase of the trial, now delayed for a week by the judge. Geragos is also facing a bar complaint related to the case. In the complaint, Florida attorney John B. Thompson - who has no reported connection to the case - argues that Geragos violated a key ethic rules forbidding communication with jurors. According to Thompson, Geragos did so by putting a replica of Scott Peterson's boat two blocks from the courthouse. Geragos, who remains under a under a gag order preventing him from discussing the case with the media, has not been able to respond to the allegations. Thompson says that Geragos's alleged boat display not only broke the California ethics rule barring juror communication, but also broke the California ethics rule against extrajudicial communications about a case. (As a recent column by Jonna Spilbor for this site noted, the penalty phase of this case - in which a death sentence could be imposed - has yet to occur.) Reportedly, the boat contained homemade concrete anchors - such as those the prosecution alleged Scott used to weigh down Laci Peterson's body - and a dummy representing the body. The defense's theory was that Scott could not have thrown Laci's heavily pregnant body over the side of the tiny, anchor-filled boat without swamping the boat with water and tipping it over. The display was apparently intended to illustrate just how......
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...diaper fun and simple for you and your baby. Your first diaper change can often be a big source of dread, fear and humor for new parents. The thing you need to remember is that is right way to change a diaper. Here are a few suggested steps to get you started .First use things first you need to be prepared. Before you start you need to grab your supplies that means clean diapers, wipes, and wet cloths. If your baby has sensitive skin make sure you use lukewarm water and guaze. If your baby has a lot of diaper rash it is best to keep a lot of diaper rash cream or petroleum jelly on hand Here is something to remember never leave your baby unattended not even for a second. You need to wash your hands before and after each diaper change. Then you open up the clean diaper and place the back half with the tabs on both side under the baby, next you unfasten the tabs on the dirty diaper, fold them over to prevent the tabs from sticking to the baby. Remove the front of the dirty diaper if you are dealing with a boy you might want to have any extra diaper or clean cloth to cover the baby’s penis so he doesn’t pee on you. If the baby has pooped use the front part of the diaper to clean the bulk of the poop off the baby’s bottom. Make sure that you let your baby’s skin air dry to prevent diaper rash, or you may apply rash cream or petroleum tump until it falls offjelly. After that your baby is ready for a new diaper. Remember if the baby is newborn don’t cover the......
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Its a Girl
...It's A Girl This documentary caught my attention from the very beginning, when I heard of a woman in India killing eight of her baby girls just because she did not want a daughter, but a son. She would keep getting pregnant in hopes of having a boy. I was in disbelief to see the facial reaction she had as she told her story, without guilt or regret, just no emotion at all. She believes women have the power to give life and the power to take it away. I disagree with that statement because each and every person has a right to live life and existence no matter what gender they are. Sadly, many baby girls are either aborted before birth, killed right after birth, or abandoned. If they live past puberty they become victims of neglect and abuse. I believe this is so unjust, especially me being a mother to a healthy beautiful little girl. I could never neglect or abuse her just because she is a girl, nor would I ever allow anyone else to. But in India, it's very different, the men are in control of the woman, considered property, and forced to have a male child. If a woman did not produce boys or dowry then they would be considered useless and either abused or killed. I understand that men from India have power over their women in this way, but without women or girls how will more boys be produced? In India they believe boys bring strength, blessing, and wealth, while girls bring dowry and burden. They believe families with sons gain wealth and daughters, while families with......
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..."You are going to have a baby" seven words that changed my life. On April 14th, I woke up and didn't want to go to school because I wasn't feeling well. My mom came into my room and asked me if I was going to get out of bed and go to school. I told her that I needed to go to the doctor. "Why, are you sick?" she asked. "No, I think I'm pregnant." We both just sat there and cried together. I knew then what I should not have done that night. A baby would take up all my time, the time that I needed to grow up myself. I got up, dressed myself, and didn't bother putting any make-up on because I knew I would probably be crying. We went into the doctor's office and found out that I was a little over three months pregnant. When the nurse said those seven words, I started to cry. I looked over at my mom and she had tears in her eyes. I didn't know what to think. I wanted it to be a dream, that I would wake up from and everything would be okay. We then listened to the heartbeat, which was really fast. It was really neat and it made us cry some more. The nurses asked me a whole bunch of questions, gave me on some prenatal pills to sample, and then told me to schedule an appointment to come back sometime next week. They acted like it was no big deal. Well, it was, didn't they realize that I was only seventeen years old, a senior, and not even out of high school yet. I could no longer be the carefree cheerleader, who had fun with her friends every weekend, and played beach......
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...and similarities of four babies’ childhood from four different locations. Among these four babies, two babies are from urban area, Mari from Tokoyo, Japan and Hattie from San Francisco. Where other two babies are from rural area, Ponijao is from Opuwo, Namibia and baby boy Bayar is from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia. This assignment will presents below four main differences between rural and urban area babies experiences in their childhood: sanitation and safety, feeding and bathing, toys and play and family structure. Firstly, one of main concern between all these four babies is about sanitation and safety. Ponijao and Bayar were growing up within an uneducated society, where Safety and security is less concern and children play with animals and insects. Babies from rural area usually feed with unhealthy food; they don’t have stronger medication system to improve babies’ health conditions. The main goal of babies in rural area is to join their society and do same work their family do, nothing extra. On other side, Mari and Hattie both were grown up in urban cities and regularly checked by doctors and stronger medication system. Society in urban area always more concern about safety and security of babies in terms of foods, medical system. Secondly, food is a main part of everyone’s life and it is essential for everyone’s health. New born babies get their food directly from their mother and it is very important to consider their mother’s health for babies’ feeding because many......
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Naughtiest Girl 1
...Naughtiest Girl 1 The Naughtiest Girl in the School By Enid Blyton Courtesy: Shahid Riaz Islamabad – Pakistan firstname.lastname@example.org 2 CHAPTER 1. The Naughty Spoilt Girl. "YOU'LL have to go to school, Elizabeth!" said Mrs. Allen. "I think your governess is quite right. You are spoilt and naughty, and although Daddy and 1 were going to leave you here with Miss Scott, when we went away, I think it would be better for you to go to school." Elizabeth stared at her mother in dismay. What, leave her home? And her pony and her dog? Go and be with a lot of children she would hate! Oh no, she wouldn't go! "I'll be good with Miss Scott," she said. "You've said that before," said her mother, "Miss Scott says she can't stay with you any longer. Elizabeth, is it true that you put earwigs in her bed last night?" Elizabeth giggled. "Yes," she said. "Miss Scott is so frightened of them! It's silly to be afraid of earwigs, isn't it?" "It is much sillier to put them into somebody's bed," said Mrs. Allen sternly. "You have been spoilt, and you think you can do what you like! You are an only child, and we love you so much, Daddy and I, that I think we have given you too many lovely things, and allowed you too much freedom." "Mummy, if you send me to school, I shall be so naughty there that they'll send me back home again," said Elizabeth, shaking her curls back. She was a pretty girt with laughing blue eyes and dark brown curls. All her life she had done as she liked. Six......
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Baby Girl Scott
...Baby Girl Scott Synopsis The 1987 movie, “Baby Girl Scott” is a movie about a couples struggles with the premature birth of the first born child. The Scott’s baby girl was born severely early on in the pregnancy at approximately six months gestation. She was born weighing a little more than 1 pound. Babies born earlier than 26 weeks gestation are more likely to have serious health problems than babies born later in the pregnancy. These babies may have trouble breathing on their own and maintaining their body heat, and they cannot eat on their own and may have to be tube feed or feed intravenously (WebMD). Some babies have trouble breathing on their own as their lungs are not fully developed. Those who need help breathing are aided by an oxygen tube or a ventilator. Babies born before 26 weeks gestation are more likely to have long term disabilities when they weigh fewer than 2.2 pounds (WebMD). Premature babies are placed in neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) of the hospital upon their birth and their heart rate has to be monitored as well as signs of infections and changes in breathing (WebMD). Due to a third trimester bleed, baby girl Scott was delivered to Mr. and Mrs. Scott via c-section and immediately taken to another location where she was placed in NICU and place on a ventilator to help her breath. Her parents and the hospital staff are desperate for her survival so they try every method possible to keep her alive. The Scott's sign off her medical......
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...beautiful babies: Ponijao from Namibia, Mari from Tokyo, Bayar from Mongolia and Hattie from San Francisco. All four babies are surrounded by different macrosystems but display similar developmental patterns regardless of their upbringing. All these children still must go through the same developmental milestones. In the first year of life babies undergo dramatic changes, many of these are observed in this film. All four babies are living in their own microsystems, each very different from one another. Ponijao has a big family consisting of several siblings, Bayar lives with his parents and a brother, and Mari and Hattie are the only children for their parents, which is a typical situation in developed countries. We see the babies going through the Sensorimotor Stages as soon as they were born, they all were breastfed, which is a sign that they had sucking reflexes that are connected with rooting reflex and breastfeeding. There was an episode where Babinski reflex shown: Mari was sitting in her highchair and a family cat playing with baby’s feet. I noticed that Mari had all possible toys to help her to develop mentally and physically, but she also can be seen playing with CDs and cellphones. On the other hand Ponijao was happy to play with sticks, stones beads and a plastic bottle. I saw Bayar unrolling toilet paper and feeling very happy when he finally got to its base, which he immediately put in his mouth (Oral Stage of Sigmund Freud’s Theory). Watching these babies......
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...DEVELOPING GOOD BUSINESS SENSE BUS/210 Courtland Trent Scott University of Phoenix Axia College The three companies that I have chose are Wendy’s, McDonalds, and Burger King. I have researched and also observe how the employees do their tasks within the business. In today’s assignment I will be discussing the main kinds of OMM cost companies have and how does the OMM cost companies affect the operations. I will also be discussing how does the company design their operating systems to give them a competitive advantage. Last I will identify which five main components of operations, materials management cost, and the methods companies use to reduce them. Within any company the primary goal for operation managers is creating a happy and loyal costumer. By effectively analyzing and managing their business operations, the company creates the right products with the right features at the right cost. Without using operation management materials you can do none of this. In a business you have to have the right product at the right price and the other way is having the product in stock that the costumers are buying. If you don’t keep products that customers are buying then the customer will find someone else to spend their money and you company will lose profits. McDonalds is the world largest chain of hamburgers fast food restaurant, serving more than 58 million customers daily. A McDonalds restaurant is either operated by a franchise, an affiliate, or the corporation itself....
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Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on NBC's 30 Rock. Ali Goldstein/NBC hide caption
The very first time we ever saw 30 Rock's Liz Lemon, she was standing in line at a hot dog cart when a man walked up, cut in line, and created chaos. Her response: She bought all the hot dogs on the cart and distributed them to the people who had waited in line — "the good people," she called them — before taking the leftovers to work with her. It was a ridiculous thing to do, but it was an example of her extreme efforts to create order from disorder. She just wanted everybody to behave so she could get a hot dog in peace.
In early days, that's what Liz was all about. Saddled with flaky friend Jenna Maroney, pompous new boss Jack Donaghy, and genuinely bizarre new star Tracy Jordan, she desperately tried to keep everything from spinning out of control while always being about a millimeter from the edge herself. The first season included episodes like "Jack-Tor" and "Jack The Writer," both of which found Jack imposing himself on the creative process and needing Liz to run interference. And in "Tracy Does Conan," she scrambled to save Tracy from making a fool out of himself.
Of course, as much as comedy often seems to run on exaggeration, it largely runs on balance, and Liz certainly took her share of ridicule — bad dates, panic over dying alone, and a terrible boyfriend who still sold pagers and refused to move out because he claimed "squatter's rights." One of the best moments of the first season came when Jack met that terrible boyfriend and then dryly held up all his fingers while pointing and mouthing, "Ten." Jack's advice at that time often came from being shocked at Liz's willingness to settle for less than she deserved. Why, he seemed to wonder, was she thinking so small?
Now, in the sixth season, everything is different.
A recent storyline featuring James Marsden as Criss, Liz's boyfriend who drove a hot-dog truck, was very reminiscent of Dennis the pager salesman. But this time, she didn't break up with him because Jack gave her the side-eye and forced her to come to terms with the fact that she didn't want him. She broke up with him because Jack appeared to her as an apparition — her spirit guide, basically — and mocked Criss, mostly for not having any money. So Liz desperately went to Jack's office and said, "Say you approve of Criss, Jack," despite the fact that Jack had never met him. "You are technically an adult; you can do whatever you want," Jack told her. But later, he handed Criss a card with a black dot on it to declare himself "officially disapproving," and Liz caved. And then Jack literally handed her a card with a gold star on it, just like you would do with a small child. Later, she weaseled her way back toward Criss in what she believed was secrecy (don't let dad find out!), but Jack saw, and he approached Criss to offer the card that meant "probation." Liz, of course, doesn't understand that as always, Jack is a step ahead of her.
Over the course of six seasons, Jack has been fully transformed into a condescending, all-knowing daddy, and Liz has been fully transformed into a needy little girl who is eternally terrified of displeasing him. She's always had a grudging respect for him, but now she simply reveres him and trusts his judgment more than hers. She was once frazzled but smart, harried but competent, capable of wrangling a bunch of crazy people and then slumping at the end of the day, exhausted but minimally victorious. Now, she's just dumb, incapable of making her own decisions, and her relationship with Jack is entirely out of balance.
It's a common problem in comedy series that relationships and characters gradually have their funniest qualities exaggerated to the point where, ironically, they're no longer funny. There was always a strong element of bizarro mentoring in Jack's relationship with Liz — a twisted version of Lou Grant and Mary Richards. It led to some of the show's strongest moments. But as they stand now, Liz is as clueless and lost as Tracy and Jenna, and her once-grounded friendship with Pete (Scott Adsit), who was her one nominally sane ally, is essentially gone.
This is, as a friend of mine recently noted, the opposite of what Parks And Recreation did with Leslie Knope. She's been fleshed out from a cartoonishly goofy boss to a warmly devoted — but still funny and skewed — public servant. Her relationship with Ron Swanson has become more equal, more respectful, with more give-and-take, and that's all made the show funnier and better.
There's always been such an absurdist tone to 30 Rock that it's been able to get away with a lot of ridiculous behavior and silly plotlines. But at its core, initially, was a likable, smart, profoundly flawed woman trying her hardest to navigate all manner of show-business nuttiness that surrounded her. Now, she just seems flattened and robbed of everything that made her relatable.
Since its return a few weeks ago, 30 Rock has been suffering from some very, very low ratings. Given the enormous talent that's involved, including the award-winning Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, it may be time to think about when this show has run its course. Liz seems to be aging backwards into childhood, after all, and she doesn't have much further to go.