Abstract      On the 29th September 2009 a magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurring on the outer rise of the Tonga Trench generated a large tsunami. The tsunami struck Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga with devastating consequences. Waves which reached up to 7.4m struck the coastlines of the islands just one minute after the initial underestimated tsunami alert. The tsunami killed at least 182 people. It had a large impact on the populations of all the islands and also had a...
Racial Discrimination in Sports The treatment of minority athletes, particularly African Americans has been an issue in sports for decades. When a colored person played a so called white sport 50 tears ago they had to overcome many challenges from the public. Many people believe that discrimination is not a problem anymore, but many disagree and say it is. In 1947 Jackie Robinson walked out on a baseball field to play with the Brooklyn dodgers as the first ever African American to play in a...
Architecture is often practiced in a world dominated by the many, the client or the public and in many cases only understood by the few. Architecture has been relatively unsuccessful at moving forward with the world often failing to relate and communicate with cultural shifts, changing ways of life and the advancement of technology. Where other design related practices such as the automotive industry have blossomed, re seeded, re grown and regenerated with shifts in the way people live and the...
Necessity of Human Relationships Relationships are connection between persons. We share a relationship with our family, with friends and most important of all we share a relationship with God. Relationships can be personal, impersonal, close or distant. A personal relationship would be a relationship on your own personal time. An impersonal relationship would be a relationship with the public. A close relationship would be someone who lives close to you or a family member. A distant...
Examination of Horticulture Elisa has a problem; she’s a woman in a man’s world. She wants to do things that any man would do, things that any woman could do. Things she can do. Sadly, she is as repressed by societal norms as the Salinas Valley is repressed by the fog. Unlike the valley, which will get sunlight eventually, she has been defeated by the men in her life, even the men just passing through. Elisa finds joy in horticulture; she has what she calls...
One current trend in library design is to break down the barriers between libraries, education and shopping. The motive for this comes from the popularity of shopping as a leisure pursuit and the success of bookshop chains with their relaxing environment. Big modern bookshops allow the customer to browse, to listen to music and to enjoy refreshments while they shop. Public libraries are often seen as intimidating institutions and there is undoubtedly room for them to learn from the retail...
Football Stories of Joe Montana Joe Montana. When his name is said, sports fans all over the world begin to tremble with excitement. When it is announced over the loudspeaker at football games, fans go wild. He was the greatest quarterback to ever play the game: Quarterbacks may come and go, but none will ever be as brilliant, nor as exciting as Joe Montana. He was Joe Cool, the quarterback who never quit, the quarterback who could overcome any deficit, any pressure, and injury. Despite...
CHAPTER IINTRODUCTIONWhy Do States Maintain Navies? 1. Oceans are the greatest common heritage of mankind. The Oceans covering 75% of the earth surface exert a profound influence on mankind and even on all forms of life on earth. From times immemorial the oceans have held the key to mankind's destiny over land. Be it trade, power projection or global power balance, the control of oceans has been the deciding factor in the ultimate analysis. In fact, the UN through a resolution in 1994,...
Antarctica: Conservation versus Exploitation INTRODUCTION Antarctica, the last virgin spot of land on earth. It takes 20 days on a ship to get to Antarctica but only half as many hours in an airplane. Size: It is twice the size of Australia at 14 million sq km (est.) land area, its coastline is17,968 km. Climate: severe low temperatures Change depending on your latitude, elevation, and how far away from the ocean you are; Eastern Antarctica is colder than Western Antarctica because it is...
Consider for a moment the argument of good vs. evil. Neither can seem ably exist alone, without the other surfacing or breaking the mould at one time or another. Now consider the historical friction between the arts & crafts era of design and today's computer aided 'magnificence'. As soon as design aids such as AutoCAD, and laser cutters were created, people began to argue for the loss of design origins and individuality; some may even say its soul and character. Those who were enticed by...