I’ve been asked repeatedly in the last few days, “Why would a man who has everything—A beautiful wife, loving family, a fortune estimated at $1 billion—endanger it all to have affairs with women that don’t hold a candle to his wife? What’s going on here?” Golfer Tiger Woods, engulfed in media speculation over his private life after a car accident in the middle of the night, apologized on Wednesday for "transgressions" in a statement that apparently addressed allegations he had extra-marital relationships. Woods, the world's number one golfer and a married father of two young children, said in a statement published on his website that he had "not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves," without directly addressing the allegations of infidelity."I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart," Woods said.
This research is created to examine the campaign donations of the Chrysler dealerships scheduled to close. I want to compare data from these dealerships and the remaining ones to determine if the surviving dealerships are being rewarded for their campaign donations to the Democrats and/or Obama since 2004. All data seen has been located through opensecrets.org and includes money from the past 3 elections.
The Navy has numerous bases located in seismically active regions throughout the world. Safe and effective structural design of waterfront facilities requires calculating the expected site specific ground motion and determining the response of these complex structures to the induced loading. The Navy's problem is further complicated by the presence of soft saturated marginal soils which can significantly amplify the levels of seismic shaking and liquefy as evidenced in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Liquefaction is a major factor at the waterfront and most of the damage the Navy has sustained from earthquakes can be attributed to it. The presence of unconsolidated loose cohesionless soils and the high water table makes waterfront sites especially vulnerable. This report establishes liquifaction criteria suited for the deisgn of new facilities and upgrade of existing facilities. The criteria developed herein presents reasonable performance standards balancing performance and damage minimizationagainst the cost of implementation.
‘A dictionary of research methodology and statistics in applied linguistics’ is a reference guide which offers an authoritative and comprehensive overview of key terms and concepts in the areas of research and statistics as concerns the field of applied linguistics. The volume is intended as a resource to delineate the meaning and use of various concepts, approaches, methods, designs, techniques, tools, types, and processes of applied linguistics research in an efficient and accessible style. Some entries relating to statistical aspects of research are also used so as to help the researcher in the successful formulation, analysis, and execution of the research design and carry the same towards its logical end. This book makes use of approximately 2000 entries on the key concepts and issues of research with cross references where necessary. This volume is designed to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, practitioners, researchers, consultants, and consumers of information across the field of applied linguistics and other related disciplines.
Abstract: "Technology in general, and computer-mediated communication (CMC) in particular, can only have a limited impact on education and ways of learning unless they are applied within an effective interpretive pedagogical framework. Socio-cultural theory offers one the most promising frameworks for educational technology, especially computer assisted language learning (CALL).This paper examines the main aspects of socio-cultural theory as an interpretive framework to enhance second language acquisition (SLA) that additionally provides flexibility for a range of learning expectations, styles, and approaches. A research study carried out at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UoW in Dubai) featuring a collaborative academic writing and speaking project that was designed using socio-cultural principles, is described, and some possible educational implications are suggested."Please cite as: Owen, H. (2006). Equipping ESL students with the skills to survive university study: Sociocultural theory and CALL. In P. Davidson, M. Al Hamly, J. Aydelott, C. Coombe & S. Troudi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th TESOL Arabia conference: Teaching, Learning, Leading (Vol. 10, pp. 93-108). Dubai: TESOL Arabia.