Nikolai Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky[nb 1] April 12 [O.S. 31 March] 1839 – November 1 [O.S. 20 October] 1888), was a Russian geographer and a renowned explorer of Central and Eastern Asia. Although he never reached his ultimate goal, the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet, he traveled through regions then unknown to the West, such as northern Tibet, modern Qinghai and Dzungaria (northern Xinjiang). He contributed significantly to European knowledge of Central Asia and was the first known European to describe the only extant species of wild horse, which is named after him. Biography Przhevalsky was born in Smolensk into a noble polonized Belarusian family (Polish name is Przewalski), and studied there and at the military academy in St. Petersburg. In 1867, Przhevalsky successfully petitioned the Russian Geographical Society to be dispatched to Irkutsk, in central Siberia. In the following years he made four journeys to Central Asia: Accusations of imperialism and racism Myth
Philo Carpenter (1805–1886) was Chicago, Illinois' first pharmacist, and an outspoken abolitionist. Born in Savoy, Massachusetts, February 27, 1805, young Philo learned medicine and the pharmaceutical trade in Troy, New York in the drugstore of Amatus Robins, eventually gaining a half interest in the business. There he married Sarah Bridges in May 1830, but she died that November. Joining the Presbyterian Church, in Troy, he gained an interest in missionary work. Business and religion shaped much of the rest of his life. Hearing from his cousin of the opportunities for both business and proselytizing in the then frontier, in 1832, he sold his share of the drugstore. Shipping ahead a supply of drugs and medical equipment, he moved to Chicago, then an unincorporated village clustered around Fort Dearborn. He opened the settlement's first drug store in a log cabin on what is now Lake Street. His pharmaceutical business soon allowed him to become financially solvent again.
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This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, changed the perception of the human mind and its workings profoundly. His influence on the 20th century is widely regarded as massive. The documentary describes the impact of Freud's theories on the perception of the human mind, and the ways public relations agencies and politicians have used this during the last 100 years for their engineering of consent. Freud's daughter Anna Freud, a pioneer of child psychology, is mentioned in the second part, as well as Wilhelm Reich, one of the main opponents of Freud's theories. Happiness Machines. The Engineering of Consent. There is a Policeman Inside All of Our Heads, He Must Be Destroyed. Eight People Sipping Wine In Kettering.
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One successful program pays for an intensive training class, subsidizes wages for the jobless, and has an 80 percent placement rate. Can it be scaled? LAS VEGAS—Long-term unemployment was a phrase you heard a lot about during the recession. For all the recent good news about the booming job market and growing wages, there are still people out there desperately looking for work. But states grappling with tight budgets have lost their sympathy for the long-term unemployed as the economy turns a corner. Until recently, De Ann Jensen was struggling to cope with these changes. She’d spend hours on the computer applying for jobs, but noticed after a few months that employers had stopped even inviting her in for interviews. “I would sleep all day long, and say, ‘Why should I look for a job? But now, Jensen is working full time again, partly thanks to a program called Platform to Employment that was launched in Nevada last fall using federal funds. “It’s pretty bad here,” she told me.
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Lessons from Long-Lasting Japanese Companies There are 5,000 companies in the world that are more than 200 years old. More than 3,000 are in Japan. Because these companies have provided a long secure base of jobs for the Japanese economy, the Bank of Korea undertook a study of them – to learn lessons for Korea, as there are only three firms in that country older than 100. These companies are devoted to earning the trust of their customers, their employees, their communities.They are “anthropocentric” – realizing that talented people are the most resilient force. In our own studies, we have found these observations to be true the world over. Back Articles purchased or downloaded from Family Business Consulting Group® are designed to provide general information and are not intended to provide specific legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice. The copyright on this article is held by Family Business Consulting Group®. Articles may be available for reprint with permission.
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At Poisoned Waterhole creek I tell my son about the slaughter of our people | Stan Grant | Australia news
The roots of the trees here run deep, far deeper than the footprints of the white settlers who claimed this land nearly 200 years ago. Their branches bend to the banks of the waterhole. The trunks of other trees, now dead, lie submerged in the water. Lost somewhere in this creek bed are the bones of my people. I am home, where my mother and father still live, in the land of the Wiradjuri. The Wiradjuri tracked the white people as they left the coast and crossed the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney. In 1813 George Evans, the colony’s deputy surveyor general, was dispatched to map the vast expanse of the Bathurst plains. Evans felt himself watched. Evans’ diary records how they “trembled violently”, falling down before him, before fleeing, never looking back. By that time disease was rampant – smallpox had torn through black populations. Soon the governor, Lachlan Macquarie himself, came to the Wiradjuri. This man was Windradyne. Others joined the fight. “Really, Dad?”
** **We’re all, it seems, familiar with the terms “Dreamtime” and “The Dreaming” in relation to Aboriginal Australian culture, but – as I noted in the first part of this series – such terms are grossly inadequate: they carry significant baggage and erase the complexities of the original concepts. So how did this terminology enter the English language? In the late 19th century Francis Gillen, the post- and telegraph stationmaster in Alice Springs – an Arrernte speaker (spelled Arunta at that time) and keen ethnologist – became the first person on record to use the expression “dream times” as a translation for the complex Arrernte word-concept Ülchurringa (“Alcheringa”; “Altyerrenge” or “Altyerr”), the name of Arrernte people’s system of religious belief. Gillen, who had begun working in Alice Springs in 1892, collaborated with Walter Baldwin Spencer, a Lancashire-born biologist and anthropologist in “studying” the Arrernte. “The Dreaming” and the politics of translation
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Why Halloween Season Can Be a Downer for Black Cosplayers
Me as Wonder Woman at Anime Detour. It’s almost Halloween! Every cosplayer’s favorite, or least favorite, season. But this article isn’t about that. Halloween—no, the entire month of October and even the months surrounding it—is becoming many black cosplayers’ most dreaded time of year. I’m talking about painting your skin to portray a different race. There’s a rise of cosplayers, and people in general, who think they’re being funny or “authentic” if they try to change the color of their skin to match the character they’re portraying. Maybe the person didn’t know any better. And thus, with these excuses, we’re told that we’re overreacting, that we’re looking for a reason to get mad, and, even worse, that we’re making everything about race, “pulling the race card,” are racist ourselves for bringing it up, and other such comments. I’m going to let you in on a not-so-secret secret: We don’t want to make everything about race. So, let’s talk. 1. 2. Maki Roll’s Chop Shop as Gamora. 3. 4. 5. 6.
The Farm relies on a hardy troupe of volunteers to help keep the animals healthy and happy and to contribute in many ways to the ongoing operation of the Farm and activities. If you are a keen gardener or would like to learn more about gardening, please join us every Tuesday afternoon, from 1.30pm except during the school holidays. No need to call or book, just turn up on the day! Please Note: It is now compulsory for all volunteers to have a current working with children’s check. Contact: Anita Stec, email@example.com Time: 10am-1pm or 10am-4pm Parking: There is an all day car park next door. Students from a variety of different areas can apply for Work experience at The Collingwood Children's Farm. There are far more students seeking work experience than we can accommodate or properly train. We ask all intending tertiary applicants to carefully address: Please indicate your available dates in your application.
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Cirque de la Symphonie | Arts Centre Melbourne
Orchestras have sometimes unkindly been compared with a three-ring circus. Well, here’s the chance to realise that simile. Cirque de la Symphonie brings the MSO together with a host of international circus performers, including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. Do not expect the first violins or brass section to down instruments in order to shin up a rope or drop into a safety net (there are health-andsafety limits, after all). Artists Benjamin Northey conductor
Christmas Island Tourism Association - Places of Interest
Christmas Island has many natural attractions that will suit visitors of all ages and levels of fitness. Here are just a sample of some of the beautiful places to visit on your Christmas Island Adventure. Flying Fish Cove Adjacent to the port area and the main mooring sites, the Flying Fish Cove is located at the base of the Settlement area and is home to the Kampong (Malay for village) and the Mosque. The "Cove" is also a great location to join the locals watching the sun setting and slow down to Christmas Island pace. Tai Jin House Located just up the hill beyond Flying Fish Cove, this is the original home of the Administrator of the Island - affectionately known locally as "Buck House". Tai Jin House is also home to the Christmas Island Historical Exhibition which tells the Christmas Island story. A little way past Tai Jin House is the naval installed 1941gun and buildings that were used to defend the Cove during the second World War. The Grotto Track – suitable for 2WD South Point
W tym dziale znajdziecie wszystkie aktualne artykuły na temat odkryć genetycznych jakie znajdują się na blogu, a także linki do wartościowych stron na ten temat . Oto na przykład fragment artykułu i jeden z nich Księdza Stanisława Pietrzaka z Sanktuarium w Tropiu: Pre-praindoeuropejski ród (genetyczna haplogrupa) R1a-M420 i jego migracja z południowo-wschodniej Azji ku Polsce Haplogrupa to grupa ludzi mająca wspólnego przodka, u którego powstała określona mutacja ( zwana SNP, single nucledotide polimorphism). Sundajski epizod haplogrupy (rodu) R, R1a i R1a-M420 Kiedy i gdzie żył pierwszy ojciec wspólny dla całej gałęzi R1a? Otóż w czasie Wielkiego Zlodowacenia (LGM), gdy poziom oceanu był niższy nawet do 140 m, na terenie wielkiego wówczas lądu, zwanego Sunda (Sundaland), który był południowo-wschodnim przedłużeniem kontynentu azjatyckiego ku Australii, powstała (wyłoniła się) około 47.400 lat temu haplogrupa K-M526.
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About the research Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. He analysed a large database of employee value scores collected within IBM between 1967 and 1973. The data covered more than 70 countries, from which Hofstede first used the 40 countries with the largest groups of respondents and afterwards extended the analysis to 50 countries and 3 regions. In the 2010 edition of the book Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, scores on the dimensions are listed for 76 countries, partly based on replications and extensions of the IBM study on different international populations and by different scholars. Culture only exists by comparison The country scores on the dimensions are relative, as we are all human and simultaneously we are all unique. These relative scores have been proven to be quite stable over time. The evolution of the dimensions More information
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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo . Life of Frida
With slim sable brushes, Frida Kahlo painstakingly rendered her bold unibrow and mustache in dozens of self-portraits. This same Frida also shaved three years off her age, claiming 1910 to be the year she was born in Coyoacán, Mexico, instead of 1907. Vanity? Hardly. Frida, always her own favorite model, was not about preserving youthful beauty so much as identifying herself with Mexico, her beloved homeland. Frida's "acquired birth year" just so happens to coincide with the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution (1910) and the overthrow of President Porfirio Diaz. If her glaring lie seems jarring and incongruous – disturbing, even, in the face of her usual unabashed candor – reflect for a moment on the juxtaposed images that characterize her paintings. An understanding of Frida Kahlo, the person as well as the paintings, requires a setting aside of conventional thoughts – and dates, as the case may be. An Unconventional Union As individual artists, the pair was wildly productive.
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