History of East Timor East Timor is a country in Southeast Asia, officially known as Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. The country comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor and the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco. The first inhabitants are thought to be descendant of Australoid and Melanesian peoples. The Portuguese began to trade with Timor by the early 16th century and colonized it throughout the mid-century. Skirmishing with the Dutch in the region eventually resulted in an 1859 treaty for which Portugal ceded the western half of the island. Imperial Japan occupied East Timor during World War II, but Portugal resumed colonial authority after the Japanese surrender. East Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975, but was invaded by neighboring Indonesia nine days later. Pre-colonial history The island of Timor was populated as part of the human migrations that have shaped Australasia more generally. Around 3000 BC, a second migration brought Melanesians.
Expanding Your Cultural Intelligence Quiz | RealMagazine – Winter/Spring 2014 Your CQ can be as important as your IQ Few subjects are as massive and complex as culture. Here’s how the American Heritage English Dictionary leads off its definition of the term: “the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.” The “all other products” qualifier would strain the resources of most anyone’s cultural quotient, or CQ, which global-competence researchers, Linn Van Dyne, Soon Ang and Christine Koh, interpret as an individual’s “capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity.” Diversity, of course, at least according to the U.S. education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics.” For the purposes of this quiz, which will begin shortly, culture will be sighted and united by nations. Individualism: This dimension measures the degree of interdependence in a society, distinguishing between self-images based on “I” or “We.” or just let life happen?
Human Body, Human Body Information Beyond the Brain What goes on within the human skull is more complex and fantastic than anyone imagined. And scientists are finding ways to delve even deeper into what we know of the mind. Mending Broken Hearts Cheeseburgers, smoking, stress—risk factors for heart disease, a malady reaching global epidemic proportions. Now, discoveries about genetic triggers may help us spot trouble before it starts. Unmasking Skin Equal parts armor, air-conditioning system, and genetic heritage, skin is more than skin-deep. Scientists are probing beneath the surface of the body's largest organ.
Richard Lewis Communications - Negotiating across Cultures “In all negotiations of difficulty, a man may not look to sow and reap at once; but must prepare business, and so ripen it by degrees” – Francis Bacon (1561-1626) ‘Of Negotiating’ Negotiation is probably as old as mankind itself and was born out of Homo Sapiens’ early struggles for survival and dominance. During the last century or so, negotiation has become a science, dominated by the Americans. But anyone who has mediated at, for instance, a Japanese-US joint venture knows that the moment intercultural factors enter the equation, the landscape can change utterly. It has always been advisable to understand the cultural factors in international negotiations. In times of financial crisis, people are under psychological stress and there is a tendency to assert our cultural values more powerfully when under pressure. In international negotiation, cultural preparation to understand different worlds is central to successful strategy and tactics. It is dangerous to rely on our intuitions.
Indonesia Indonesia ( The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with China and India. Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE, and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. Muslim traders brought the now-dominant Islam, while European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolize trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Discovery. Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. Etymology History A Borobudur ship carved on Borobudur, c. 800 CE. Austronesian peoples, who form the majority of the modern population, migrated to South East Asia from Taiwan. The nutmeg plant is native to Indonesia's Banda Islands. Sukarno, Indonesia's founding President. Government and politics
Protocol Professionals, Inc. | Chinese Etiquette & Protocol Confucius, China's greatest sage established a system of ethics, morals, hierarchy and behavior, setting the rules for people dealing with other people, and establishing each person's proper place in society. The five major relationships set forth by Confucius: Key concepts in understanding Chinese culture: Guanxi - Throughout much of Chinese history, the fundamental glue that has held society together is the concept of guanxi, relationships between people. Mianzi - Face - Losing face, saving face and giving face is very important and should be taken into consideration at all times. Li - Originally li meant to sacrifice, but today it is translated as the art of being polite and courteous. Keqi - Ke means guest and qi means behavior. Getting to Know Each Other Greetings and Introductions
Map of the Human Heart Map of the Human Heart Day and night, the muscles of your heart contract and relax to pump blood throughout your body. In the Step Thru below, see the complicated path the blood takes as it moves in and out of the heart. Step Thru Animation Oxygen-poor blood (shown in blue) flows from the body into the right atrium. Anatomy Do right and left seem backward? aortasuperior vena cavaright atriuminferior vena cavapulmonary valvetricuspid valveright ventriclemitral valveleft ventriclepulmonary arteryaortic valveleft atrium Heart Facts Put your hand on your heart. Hold out your hand and make a fist. Give a tennis ball a good, hard squeeze. The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose. Feel your pulse by placing two fingers at pulse points on your neck or wrists. Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood. The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime—that's enough to fill more than 3 super tankers.
Cross-Cultural Adaptation COM 372—Theory and Research in Intercultural Communication Updated 11 June 2013 A General Introduction Adaptation: Going Abroad · Many authors have theorized and researched the notion of cross-cultural adaptation, which entails moving from one culture to another culture, usually (but not always) learning the rules, norms, customs, and language of the new culture. o Short-term travelers, such as those on vacations or business trips. o Sojourners, those who travel to a culture for an extended time, but still one with planned limits—that is, a plan to return, such as international students or those on an extended business assignment of (for example), one to three years o Immigrants, those who move to another culture with plans of making that culture their new home · Of course, even immigrants can vary on several dimensions, which become important later, such as: o Social class/support: Often, but not always, social class combines with purpose of immigration. Today’s notes cover two main themes: o
Designing for User Habits and Routines - Tuts+ Web Design Article For the last couple of years I’ve been paying close attention to my own habits, looking at my routines to find out what makes me more productive and happier. After deliberately adopting one habit I’d then move onto the next one. Playing with my own routines I’ve decided to allocate some time and write a book. After doing some research, I’ve become very curious as to how habit building theories are applied in designing digital interfaces. In the age of social media and affordable smart devices, people are prone to suffering from digital addiction. According to SocialTimes, 18% of social media users can’t bear to be disconnected for a few hours. “18% of social media users can’t go a few hours without checking Facebook." - SocialTimes (Dec. 30, 2014) In this article, I’d like to dig deeper into the habit building process and how it can be applied when creating interfaces that engage and change people’s behaviour. “Habits are impulses to do behaviors with little to no conscious thought.”
Guided Democracy in Indonesia Background In 1957, Indonesia faced a series of crises, including the beginning of the Permesta rebellion in Makassar and the army takeover of authority in South Sumatra. One of the demands of the Permesta rebels was that 70 percent of the members of Sukarno's proposed National Council should be members from the regions (non-Javanese). Another demand was that the cabinet and National Council be led by the dual-leadership (Indonesian: dwitunggal) of Sukarno and former Vice-President Hatta. In March 1957, Sukarno accepted the Army chief of staff General Abul Nasution's proposal for a declaration of martial law across the whole nation. This would put the military in charge, and would be a way to deal with the rebellious army commanders, as it would effectively legitimize them.:243 In the face of a growing political crisis amid splits in the cabinet, Prime Minister Ali Sastroadmidjojo returned his mandate to the president on 14 March. Establishment of Guided Democracy
After Effects Basic Training Welcome to Basic Training! In this Free Video Training Series, you'll learn everything you need to know to start using After Effects today. This is not an overview of the software, this is a real training series that covers advanced techniques for Motion Tracking, Color Keying and even 3D Title Design. What Version of After Effects do I need? Why is it free, are you guys crazy? Why should I learn After Effects? In this tutorial we will go over how to import and organize footage in the project window. In this tutorial we'll cover adding simple effects to footage and using the effects and presets pallete to find specific plug-ins. In this tutorial we will cover animating and adding keyframes in after effects. In this tutorial we will take a look at how transparency works in After Effects. In this tutorial we will cover several types of motion tracking, including stabilizing a shaky shot, performing a sign replacement and motion tracking video to incorporate motion graphics seemlessly.
The Myth of Persephone - Greek Goddess of the Underworld by Laura Strong, PhD One of the best known characters in the Slavic genre of folklore and fairytales is the deadly guardian of the Underworld, Baba Yaga. Usually found in the deepest darkest corner of the forest, she is commonly portrayed as a hideous old hag with razor sharp teeth who cannibalistically devours those who naively stumble upon her domain. She dwells in a magical hut that is surrounded by a fence made from the leftover bleached-white bones of her victims, which is illuminated by their glowing skulls. This fence is a clear signal to anyone who would dare to pass through its gate that they must be prepared for an initiatory underworld experience, an experience that could end in sudden death or life-altering enlightenment, depending upon the wits and attitude of the initiate. Throughout the Slavic region, the term baba connotes an "old woman," which when combined with the Russian term yaga, for "hag," equals the name of this well-respected elder. Works Cited Bly, Robert.
Judaism 101 Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs. My goal is to make freely available a wide variety of basic, general information about Judaism, written from a traditional perspective in plain English. This web site has grown continually for more than 10 years and continues to be updated periodically. The information in this site is written predominantly from the Orthodox viewpoint, because I believe that is a good starting point for any inquiry into Judaism. Everything in this web site is free to use or distribute in any way, with three conditions: 1) if you use text, graphics or sound from this site, please credit this site; 2) do not redistribute this information for profit; 3) do not "mirror" this site or copy pages from this site for use on other web sites. Where to Start Just browsing? Looking for something specific? Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? Want to see what's new?