The change for life is a public sector campaign organised by the National Health Service, also known as the NHS. The main objective of the campaign is to help the government reach it goals to be "the first major nation to reverse the rising tide of obesity and overweight in the population" (NHS, 2008). According to a report from (NHS, 2008), "90% of children could be overweight by 2050". Obesity has continually been a burden to the government for years now, the direct costs...
The first device invented that could digitise or make analog photographs available in a digital format was a scanner made by Russell Kirsh in 1957 (Terras, 2008). The scanner functioned by looking at the variations in tone within photographs and assigning a digital value to represent a tone band. Instead of creating a new photograph this scanner copied an existing photograph and recorded it digitally. Because photographs can be scanned to a digital format, the initial analog negative can now be...
Following September 11, 2001, the world would never be the same again. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that the resulting war on terrorism has its roots in events that occurred long before that fateful day when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon came under attack. For example, there were the bombings of the USS Cole, the embassies in Africa, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The media has for some time failed to adequately inform the public of the horrible situations that...
From the introduction one may come to the conclusion that the internet has made some difference in governance within developing countries but this difference being helpful or leaving government helpless in the wake of the internet is not clear. However, as stated earlier the use of the internet is not new to developing countries as they have been using the internet for the purpose of E-governance for some time. This extended time using the resource has left governments still unable to exhaust...
Media organizations are essential in international affairs in terms of their important role in providing information to the public. [] News framing enables the Media to tell a story in a particular way. [] In framing news concerning foreign countries, there has often been the link suggested between the Media and others Interests it hopes to pursue. [] The question has often been whether the Media frames news in the context of the national interest of the host...
Throughout the past three decades, a plethora of major social, technological, economic, and cultural transformations (Castells, 2010: p. xvii) have combined resulting in the emergence of a new society - the 'network society' (see Castells, 2001a, 2001b, 2008, 2009. 2010; Hardt and Negri, 2000; van Dijk, 2006). Despite some commentators suggesting that the etymology of the term 'network society' is extremely vague (Cavanagh, 2007), it is important, at this point, to provide a definition before...
The fast growth and global spread of the Internet has generated huge changes in many fields. Political communication and political marketing have been also impacted, as politicians nowadays have acknowledged the beneficial role that Internet might play not only in their electoral campaign, but also in the pre- and postelection time. All political candidates today focus on developing their online presence as creative and attractive as possible and communicate their messages to the electors via...
Have you ever pondered upon whether social networking systems like Facebook is a potential venue for future English lesson? Or have you ever thought of using Facebook's environment or features such as 'status update', 'message board' or 'group' etc. as a place for learning or discussion to take place? It is undeniable that computer and internet seem like a part and parcel of our daily life. Moreover, terms like digital libraries, online registration, e-journals and even online banking etc. are...
Isolation. There is no question that a face to face conversation is a more rewarding and effective way to connect with a friend. This is why many people worry that social networking sites and interactions on line are replacing real in person relationships with a less worthy substitute. They argue that time spent online could be better spent doing other activities in which one sees live people. As the world grows increasingly technologic and more and more of the work and shopping done in...
Social media is a growing phenomenon in our present information age. For many persons, particularly the youth, social media and other newmedia tools provide the platform to create, disseminate and share information among groups and in other cases consolidate existing connections (Lind &Zmud, 1995; cited in Haythornthwaite, 2002). The power and influences of the social media phenomenon in shaping our world today cannot be overlooked. Its impact is witnessed as a coordinating tool for a...