Tuesday, January 21, 2020

If There Were a Draft :: essays research papers

If There Were a Draft   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  It is complicated not to intelligently discuss the future of our military involvement with Iraq without the notion of a draft to arise. Although our presidential candidates and other government officials shun the issue of a draft and avidly display their negativity towards the idea, it is a feasible inquiry to ponder. What if there is indeed a draft? I, being a 16 year old student, know that if there ever is such a military draft, my particular age range would be in target for a good thirteen or fourteen years. I have contemplated the hypothetical scenario of myself, many years from now, being a mere 19-year old boy, opening a letter that summons me to take part in duty for my country; what would I do?   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  I can imagine myself opening that letter, and the feel of my young heart sinking into my chest. I am not made for war. I am not even made for football. I am not political and I certainly am not pro-war. I would see this call to arms as a call for the worst. Our country has finally had to fall upon scooping those who did not enlist out of there homes and into the arms of the great American machine of violence and destruction. Ultimately, I believe, there would be nothing for me to do. I would go. What are my other options? I would never leave or hide away. Whether it was legal or not, I would not run from a draft. Although I would never enlist, if my country asked me to go overseas, I believe that I would. I would go because there is a great deal of respect earned in becoming part of the military. In the long run, it would be much more beneficial to take part in it rather to run from it. To run, I feel, would be cowardly. Although I would be terrified, I would still go.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Analysis of the Hungarian Mobile Market Essay

Introduction The mobile market is still one of the most rapidly expanding business sectors in Hungary. Openness to new technologies and society’s need for swift communication, have elevated current statistics to show that the number of mobile telephones in Hungary exceed that of landlines. And it appears that the balance continues to shift more in favor of mobiles. This is characterized by the occurances of the previous years. At the end of 1999 the proportion of landline to mobile use was two to one, by the end of 2000 the number of landlines was only 25% higher than that of mobiles. Recently, over the course of the past few years dramatic changes have taken place. The country’s leading mobile provider, Westel Mobile Rt., reached 2 million subscribers by June 12, 2001; at the same time Pannon GSM reported 1.5 million subscribers, while the number of Vodafone subscribers was around 260,000.According to a recent report of the Telecommunications Supervisory Office, the number of opera tional mobile telephones in October 2003 amounted to 7,614,256. Given the tendencies of previous years, this number is expected to increase. Therefore, we can observe that mobile penetration has increased by nearly 100% over the course of the last few years. Growth shows no sign of slowing with the market. This makes it one of the highest growing markets in eastern Europe. But how will the Hungarian mobile-market develop further? Can the sharp increase of recent years be maintained, and when can we expect signs of market saturation? The Main Market Players Westel Mobile On 16 June 2000 Westel’s analogue and digital divisions, Westel Radiotelefon and Westel 900 GSM, officially became known as Westel Mobile; the company required a name change to reflect the fact that it was scheduled to introduce a GSM-1800 service. Westel was granted a GSM-1800 licence in mid-1999 when the government awarded Hungary’s third digital concession to Vodafone. In the interest of promoting fair competition, Vodafone was afforded a year-long period of exclusivity before Westel was allowed to launch its own GSM-1800 offering. Westel began sales of dual-band handsets in January 2000 in preparation for its November launch. Westel’s GSM subscriber base almost doubled during the course of 2000, from 842,000 to 1.6 million, growth which the company has attributed to the popularity of its pre-paid service Domino. The sale of Domino packages accounted for 76% of total revenues in 2000 and by the end of the year pre-paid users outnumbered post-paid customers, ac counting for 52% of the total subscriber base; this had risen to 57% three months later. By the end of March 2001 Westel had signed up a total of 1.8 million subscribers and in mid-June 2001 it registered its two millionth customer, by which time 60% of its customers were pre-paid. Westel launched its WAP service in early February 2000 and by the end of the year claimed that 100,000 customers were using WAP-enabled handsets. According to the company, there will be a boom in its WAP services once access times have been cut by GPRS. In spring 2001 Westel launched GPRS to a couple of hundred users and has scheduled full commercial launch for 1 August. It is aware that the technology could be slow to take off, however, and has already indicated that initial growth could be affected by the lack of handsets. A major development for Westel customers in 2000 was the introduction of the GreenZone tariff package, which allows customers living in rural areas to make lower cost calls. The GreenZone covers around 80% of Hungarian territory. In addition Westel has roaming agreements in place in 87 countries with 196 networks. It has also highlighted the popularity of SMS services; 200 million were sent during 2000 and in the first half of 2001 Westel customers sent more than 30 million per month. Westel Mobile retained its dominance over the market having almost doubled its subscriber base during the course of 2000, from 842,000 to 1.6 million, giving it a market share of 53.1%. By March 2001 the number of subscribers had reached 3.39 million, equivalent to a penetration rate of 33.7%. estel Mobile is owned by Matav (51%) and Deutsche Telekom (49%). Pannon GSM Although growth was steady during 2000, Pannon gained little ground on Westel; at the end of March 2001 it claimed a market share of 40.4%, up slightly on the 39.3% it recorded a year earlier. At the same date its subscribers numbered 1.37 million, 38% of whom were signed up to its pre-paid package Pannon Praktikum, which was launched in November 1997. By May 2001 Pannon announced that its customer base had reached 1.5 million. It has offered WAP services since early March 2000 and claims to have signed up several thousand users in the first four months. Majority shareholder KPN announced in June 2001 that it was seeking to offload its stake in Pannon as well as its minority stakes in the Ukraine and Indonesia. Interest in the stakes has been high and at the time of writing KPN confirmed that talks with potential buyers were well under way. Analysts have suggested that Vodafone may show interest in acquiring Pannon to strengthen its position in the country; it is not believed that Vo dafone will be deterred by the fact that Pannon is likely to be sold in conjunction with VoIP operator Pantel. Pannon is owned by KPN (44.66%), Telenor (25.78%), Sonera (23%) and TDC (6.56%). Vodafone Hungary When the VRAM consortium launched Hungary’s third digital mobile network under the Vodafone name in November 1999 it stated that its aim was to achieve a market share of 10% by the end of 2000. It failed to reach this target, signing up 200,000 customers, equivalent to just under 6.5%. Nonetheless, growth has been rapid. By March 2001 Vodafone had signed up 223,000 subscribers, up 374% from the 47,000 it claimed a year earlier. At the beginning of 2001 Vodafone announced that it would invest USD60 million in Hungary to build 400 base stations nationwide in addition to the 800 it has already installed. Vodafone has invested hundreds of millions of dollars since the inception of its Hungarian project to fund infrastructure, marketing and technological advances. The VRAM consortium consists of Vodafone (50.1%), RWE Telliance (19.9%), Antenna Hungary (20%) and Magyar Posta (10%). Market Share Development in Hungary Total Subscriber Development in Hungary Market Analysis This market is characterized by severe price discrimination implemented by all the participating firms. All three members of the market have pre paid and post paid packages available to their customers. It is observable that more users choose the pre paid packages in general. This can be derived from the price discrimination of the competing firms on the market. The following diagram also illustrates this tendency. Since the slope of the two lines is determined by the cost per minute it is obviously the lower envelope that represents the line according to which buyers should base their preference-based decisions. A customer who does not uses his or her mobile a lot will choose one of the pre paid packages. Controversially someone who is willing to talk much on his or her mobile will choose the post paid package, which implies to pay more for getting the started and costs less to use. In the intersection point of the two lines is the point where the customer is indifferent between the two. The market had witnessed unprecedented growth during 2000. At the end of the year it was home to 3.1 million users, this constitutes a 92.5% increase on the previous year end of 1999. This also beat the government’s forecast of a target of 2.5 million by a considerable margin. Also noteworthy is that mobile penetration reached an impressive 30.7% in December 2000, up from just 15.9% twelve months earlier. The market is growing indeed. according to analysts, 2002’s tendencies were easy to predict. The fast growth continued in the mobile market. However, it seems harder to foresee the development of the market later on. The only fact evident is that in the long run, there will be more mobile terminals in the country than the number of people living in it. Hungary’s new telecommunications act, which is currently being debated in Parliament, is also expected to further boost competition in the mobile phone market. With three competing mobile phone operators the Hunga rian market is probably the toughest in the entire region. Mobile Penetration Development in Hungary The second year of liberalized telecommunications in Hungary was marked by a decline in the number of fixed-line subscribers, but a persistently growing mobile market. In the first quarter of 2003, the number of mobile subscriptions (including active SIM cards and analogue subscription) rose to over 7 million for the first time, says a telecommunication market quarterly report compiled by the National Communications Authority (HIF). A comparison of 2003’s summer figures with those from the summer of 2002, shows an increase in mobile phone subscriptions of 22%. The numbers illustrate a major trend in the telecommunications sector of, let’s not forget, a country of only 10 million inhabitants. Westel leads the sector with a 47.5% market share, while Pannon GSM ranks second at 36.94%, followed by Vodafone, the smallest player, but one that is quickly growing with a 15.56% share of the market, according to HIF. Prices appear to increasingly level off, and the competition is speeding up. Therefore the mobile companies react faster to each other’s steps. Several years ago it took mobile operators almost half a year to counter each other’s marketing actions, but today it is a matter of days. This type of price war competition was started by Vodafone, Hungary’s third mobile phone provider, which entered the market in 1999. Vodafone’s Vitamax pre-paid cards became an instantaneous hit. Initially Vodafone’s prices were some 15-20% lower than anything offered on the market, but in the time since Westel and Pannon have lowered their prices as well. Pannon’s new campaign: â€Å"De-Juice† was a response to Vodafone’s younger image, and offers prepaid options along side Pannons already existing Praktikum service. Since March this year, Westel has introduced three new pre-paid Domino packages that offer competitive and unified tariffs on calls mad e to fixed-line or other mobile networks. There is also a considerable amount of price competition in the post-paid sector. Similarly to the post-paid packages, there is a very large array of package allocation possibilities. Of these assortments Westel’s cheapest offer for subscribers is its ‘Tà ¯Ã‚ ¿Ã‚ ½rsalgà ¯Ã‚ ¿Ã‚ ½ M’ package, under which users can call within the network for 36.75 Hungarian Forints per minute in peak hours. Under Pannon’s ‘Horizont’ package, subscribers can choose between three different categories (Bà ¯Ã‚ ¿Ã‚ ½nusz, Plusz, Extra) that offer economical prices for calls made at different times of the day. In the meantime, Vodafone has come forward with its Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘Csà ¯Ã‚ ¿Ã‚ ½cs Plusz’ subscription package, which offers a tariff of 6 Forints per minute for the first 10 minutes of a call made to any network. So competition is fierce among mobile operators for post-paid subscribers and pre-paid card users. Although companies believe they will win customers by advertising the lowest prices, we have ascertained that many pre-paid packages hide additional charges for calls made after prime time hours. Many analysts say that even after Hungary’s new telecom law takes effect, price competition will continue since there are still significant reserves in pre-paid card rates. Although mobile operators are extremely careful about detailing their strategies, we believe that telephone equipment prices, along with regular subscribers, will remain the main campaign elements in the future. One aspect of the new telecom law states that from May 1, 2004, customers may keep their mobile numbers even if they switch providers. It seems that this will greatly rearrange the market. It can be expected that pre-paid phone customers will probably have to pay much more for the mobile handsets (as opposed to being relatively cheap, as is the case right now), as it would not be in any company’s interest to give expensive, modern phones cheaply to customers who could change providers at any moment. Meanwhile, the value of regular subscribers is expected to grow and those customers who sign a long-term contract will probably be the most important ones. Pannon GSM, for instance, seems to put more focus on the post-paid customer segment instead of the SIM card market. The current price competition, mostly focused on pre-paid card users, is seen spreading to subscribers who would be able to make cheaper calls as well. Vodafone is also pursuing a similar strategy. Telecom Policy Director Pà ¯Ã‚ ¿Ã‚ ½l Marchart says: â€Å"I expect that the new regulation will stimulate market competition even in those markets that show monopolistic signs today.† In reality however, the new regulations are being carefully scrutinized and opinions vary. It is questionable whether they will fulfill the function of creating real market competition. Prices would radically drop if real market competition existed in the market. This question was first raised by Hungary’s Competition Authority (GVH). The office made headlines recently with its inquiry into the telecommunications services sector, which resulted in imposed fines for Westel and Pannon. The sector inquiry enabled GVH to achieve a more accurate view of the mobile phone sector. The office found several problems on the mobile market, mainly with the pricing of calls generated from mobile phones to fixed-line networks. GVH accused mobile operators of utilizing restrictive practices in-order to increase mobile use in Hungary. The inquiry alleged that there is a mobile phone cartel in Hungary. But of course in the end it accused mobile service providers of little and did not prove that there were coordinated actions taken on by the mobile firms. GVH could not even prove that call fees to other networks were too high, but only stated that some contracts among mobile providers could distort competition. Westel was fined HUF 210 million and Pannon GSM HUF 150 million by GVH. The fine is not substantial, however, and accounts for a mere fraction of mobile operators’ turnover. Westel and Pannon said they will appeal the GVH decision in Hungarian courts. Vodafone did not have to pay any fines. The mobile companies agreed that fees for calls to other mobile service providers would cost less than calling fixed-line operators. In Summary then, we believe it is safe to say that continued competition and occasional price-wars will continue to surface among the three mobile conglomerates in Hungary. We have just recently perused in the latest issue of the Budapest Times that the new telecoms legislation has just been officially approved in Parliament. The new telecom act will come into force January 1, 2004 for fixed-lines and May 1, 2004 for mobile networks, just in time for the EU entry. We are yet to see what real effects this law will have on market competition, and if predatory and limit pricing attempts will be detected and penalized by the GVH. Also of note for future developments is Hungary’s ensuing EU absorption. Although it is expected that new fixed-line operators will enter the Hungarian market after EU integration, in the mobile market, the situation is quite different. Given the considerable number of active mobile phone users in the Hungarian population, it seems inconceivable that a potential new entrant firm could operate efficiently next to the incumbents. They would need a lot of resources and a good financial background, since return on the investment would probably take a good number of years. The fact that the number of mobile providers is not bound to increase in the future is one issue that all three firms seem to agree on. However, we believe that eventual new entrants will or should make their way on the market, since this would further promote competition which is an obvious goal of the Hungarian Competition Office (GVH). What we, consumers can do is to hope that at some point in time prices and minimum average costs will tend to meet, setting an end to the presence of dead weight loss. This way welfare as well as consumer surplus will be maximized on the Hungarian mobile market. Bibliography Sources Consulted and Referenced: Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) official website; www.gvh.hu Hungarian National Communications Authority (HIF) official website; www.hif.hu Pannon GSM Mobile Service Provider Corporation official website; www.pannongsm.hu The Budapest Times Newspaper. Issue: Nov 28. – Dec 4. 2004; www.budapesttimes.hu Vodafone Mobile Service Provider Corporation official website; www.vodafone.hu Westel Mobile Service Provider Corporation official website; www.westel.hu

Saturday, January 4, 2020

From Servitude to Freedom in Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre...

From Servitude to Freedom in Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontes novel, Jane Eyre, skillfully reveals that Jane, the protagonist, has the qualities of endurance, valor, and vitality, yet she is refused self-contentment by the confined society in which she lives. Not only is this work a love story, but it is the tale of a young orphaned girl and her struggle for love and independence. Through the various environments Bronte provides, Jane oscillates between education and containment and also between freedom and servitude. Beginning at Gateshead, Jane has her first experience of containment in dealing with the Reeds. John Reed blatantly smothers Janes space by treating her like a slave, and Mrs. Reed enslaves her in every way. Mrs.†¦show more content†¦Mr. Brocklehurst preaches to Jane about sin and the Bible but Jane refuses to say what he wants to hear. Her first taste of rebellion continues in her encounter with Mrs. Reed. Jane says, I am glad you are no relation of mine. I will never call you aunt again as long as I live. I will never come to see you when I am grown up; and if anyone asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and that you treated me with miserable cruelty(Bronte 30). Jane has the courage to stand up once and for all to her aunt. She has an unexplainable feeling inside, the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph...it seemed as if an invisible bond had burst,(Bronte 30), and this feeling is the cause of Janes breaks fro m containment later on in the novel. Jane uses the last break away from her restraints at Gateshead and moves on to Lowood Academy. Lowood is an institution that greets her with indigent conditions although she has escaped the wrath of her aunt. The routine of her life at Lowood in itself is a containing device in Janes struggle with her lessons, hemming muslin for Mrs. Smith, and observing Miss Scatcherds humiliation of Janes friend Helen Burns. 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Friday, December 27, 2019

The Work Of A Human Resource Agent Complex - 856 Words

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

`` Looks Like 10 Miles Of Bad Road Cheating, Gaming,...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Biotechnology In Food Essay Research Paper REG free essay sample

Biotechnology In Food Essay, Research Paper REG MITCHELL # 8217 ; s defense mechanism of # 8220 ; Frankenfoods # 8221 ; # 8212 ; genetically engineered ( GE ) farm merchandises # 8212 ; in his Oct. 9 article # 8220 ; Alleged Frankenfoods have no more pathogens than are found in nature # 8221 ; is a repeat of the mantra we hear daily from the planetary corporations that dominate agricultural biotechnology. His chief point seems to be that since life abounds with hazards of assorted sorts ( cancer-inducing elements in the environment, the hazard of being hit by a truck ) we shouldn # 8217 ; t be concerned about the possibility of adding another one to the list. He suggests biotechnology is an unstoppable world, with half of U.S. soya beans planted this twelvemonth to GE seeds, every bit good as half of Canada # 8217 ; s canola harvest. He could hold added the huge land areas of genetically modified ( GM ) cotton, maize and murphies turning in North America this twelvemonth. Such harvests are expected to treble in usage worldwide in the following few old ages, he writes. We will write a custom essay sample on Biotechnology In Food Essay Research Paper REG or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page The projections quoted by Prof. Mitchell may non happen. The European Union will non accept GM merchandises, and this is doing awful selling jobs for North American husbandmans. It is going obvious we can non coerce Europeans to take such merchandises, even though Canada and the U.S. are utilizing the World Trade Organization ( WTO ) in an attempt to make so. Most big European and British supermarket ironss have removed GE merchandises from their shelves, and the largest European nutrient processors ( Nestle and Unilever ) will no longer utilize GM merchandises. All this is being reflected in the market # 8212 ; non-GM nutrients are now selling at a higher monetary value than genetically altered harvests. And there is a scramble by husbandmans to happen non-GM seed for seting following twelvemonth # 8212 ; there may non be plenty to run into the lifting demand. Mitchell tells us GM harvests will cut down the usage of weedkillers and insect powders. In fact, the whole point of GM soybean and canola is to let any sum of Monsanto # 8217 ; s weed killer # 8220 ; Roundup # 8221 ; to be sprayed on them without harming the harvest. Biotech corporations have engineered the of course happening Bt insect powder into every cell of harvests of murphies, maize and cotton, even though they know this guarantees Bt will be useless in a really few old ages as insects resistant to it quickly multiply. Organic agriculturists will hold lost the lone insect powder they are allowed to utilize. And recent research has shown pollen floating from a maize harvest into which Bt has been engineered will kill non-target species such as the Monarch butterfly. # 8220 ; Genetic impetus # 8221 ; or # 8220 ; familial pollution # 8221 ; into non-GM harvests or weedy relations is turning out to be much more prevailing and its deductions more serious than biotech research workers predicted. Mitchell says familial technology can be expected to assist feed a hungry universe. This everyday claim of the biotechnology industry is profoundly resented in developing states, where it # 8217 ; s well-known the existent causes of hungriness are poorness and unjust nutrient distribution. In any instance, most GE harvests produce less nutrient than do normal seeds — about seven per cent lower in the instance of the 1998 U.S. soybean harvest. In a peculiarly baronial part to the alleviation of universe hungriness, the biotech industry programs to offer husbandmans seeds that die after bring forthing one harvest, coercing them to return to the company for new, expensive seed each twelvemonth. # 8220 ; To fulfill authorities ordinance, such harvests are strictly tested to find hazard, # 8221 ; writes Mitchell. Surely he knows that, in fact, no research has been done anyplace on the consequence of GE nutrients on worlds. The British Medical Association has warned the U.K. authorities non plenty is known about these nutrients to let them on the market. In Canada, nevertheless, we have adopted the philosophy of # 8220 ; significant equality # 8221 ; # 8212 ; if it looks like a murphy it is a murphy, and no farther questions are necessary. Prof. Mitchell advises us to seek out the Health Canada Web site in order to be assured of the safety of # 8220 ; novel nutrients, # 8221 ; as genetically altered merchandises are called. That # 8217 ; s a good suggestion # 8212 ; at the site, you will happen that a corporation wishing to market a # 8220 ; novel nutrient # 8221 ; need non seek blessing from Health Canada. It has simply to advise the section of its purposes 45 yearss before selling the merchandise, along with informations guaranting its safety. Health Canada can inquire for more information if it wishes. And that # 8217 ; s it # 8212 ; there is no proving of such nutrients in public research labs. If an independent scientist ( Prof. Mitchell, for illustration ) wished to look into that information, he would hold to utilize the freedom of information procedure to acquire it, and even so it would merely be released if the corporation in inquiry agreed. In the scientific procedure, research workers usually publish their consequences so co-workers around the universe can verify or confute their consequences, or utilize them as a springboard from which to press the work farther. In biotech research, the war cry is secrecy. You don # 8217 ; t print without corporate permission, and you surely don # 8217 ; t print anything that might reflect unfavorably on the merchandise the company is forcing. There are surveies demoing corporate support is a really effectual manner of guaranting research will be favorable to the patronizing company # 8217 ; s merchandises. Finally, there is the impact of familial technology on modern agriculture. The merchandises of GE require high-input, high-capital operations, and are designed to ease large-scale, continuous-cropping monocultures. This is the antithesis of sustainable agribusiness in which harvest rotary motions, care of dirt construction and birthrate, and natural pest-control methods are valued. Biotechnology in agribusiness is, of class, the antonym of organic agribusiness, and public concerns about it will rush the already phenomenal addition in demand for organic green goods.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus by Phoenix free essay sample

So, Phoenix up until this point has been an indie band with a great alternative sound. Their lyrics are poetic to the point where youll take the time to ponder what some lines truly mean. But that is the past, Phoenix has arrived with their fourth studio album. In short, its great. Soft melodic vocals paired with an electric feeling, alternative style, prove Phoenix is heading in the right direction with this new album. While some Phoenix veterans may agree this is a completely new sound for the group, I disagree. You can notice how theyve actually kept a lot of the vibe the same. Phoenix, in the past has had many instrumental songs that were never really fan-favorite songs but they never stopped appearing in their albums, almost like a signature of theirs, and surely enough, theres an instrumental song on the album. But now to the sound, Phoenix used to have a mellow, quiet, vibe to them but now theres an energetic, electric, yet still poetic feel. We will write a custom essay sample on Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus by Phoenix or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page I urge you to go and listen to a few of the tracks. Even naysayers of their genre can agree that the songs certainly feature poetic brilliance.