Archive for April, 2009
I am Chinese Indonesian.25major in acc,now work as a private english teacher.can i get a job&live at spore?thx
i want to live in singapore? should i find a job first in singapore or what? i’m lost here. thanks, or apply for a pr first?thanks a lot
Why don’t you check out existing sites for ESL jobs. Try www.eslcafe.com
What’s the most easy way to learn Basic Japanese words?
I would like to learn some basic Japanese words. What would be a easy way?
I found a website where they teach some basic japanese pharases. There is even an audio link to these words which should help you in learning the pronounciations.
Hope it helps you.
Korean Car Designers Set to Conquer Auto Industry
The auto industry has always been known to be a dynamic industry. Year in and year out, car makers look for ways to improve their production vehicles. They focus not only on the performance of their car but also in the looks of these automobiles.
That is why car designers have always played a key role in the auto industry. In connection with this, car makers are always on the lookout for promising students. Lately, the industry has found a new spot where talented car design students thrive: South Korea.
While the country has only a short time of car making history compared to Japanese and Western countries, students from the country are touted to be one of the best in the world. Koreans have been employed by car manufacturers like Nissan and Mercedes-Benz. Some attributes that these South Korean designers have that impressed chief designers from the aforementioned car makers are their technical skills, work ethic, and creativity.
Shiro Nakamura, the chief Creative Officer and Head of Design for Nissan, said that: “When I first saw the sketches that Korean students were drawing, I was utterly shocked. Their design is very emotional and powerful. I hate to say it, but they are miles ahead of Japanese students, both in terms of design sense and technique. There’s no comparison”. He further said that Nissan will probably hire more Korean designers this year than Japanese ones.
The most known school where South Korean designers come from is the Hongik University which is located in the country’s capital. The university is the country’s top fine arts school. The Seoul-based school only offered the transportation design course in 1990, last year the number of students accommodated is doubled to 120.
Aside from homegrown talents, South Korea also produced some of the best young designers in the world. On of them is Jae Chung. He did not study in South Korea but out in the West. He graduated from the Art Center in California. Today he is now working for Dodge and the interesting fact is that he penned the Dodge Demon sports coupe currently on display at the 77th Geneva International Auto Show.
Ralph Gilles, the Vice President of Design for Chrysler, has this to say about Chung: “He was born in Korea and went to school in Pasadena. And it’s just like anything -you get exposed to the school, you get exposed to Chrysler and Dodge and out comes this new aesthetic.”
Another Korean, and also an alumnus of the Art Center, Han Seung Lee landed a job at Honda. Lee, in turn, penned the Sports 4 Concept shown to the public at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. This shows that Koreans have what it takes to take on the world of car designing as sure as a Mercedes H&K air filters are efficient when it comes to doing their job.
Another chief designer which expressed admiration toward Korean design students is Koichi Hayashi, Deputy General Manager of Design for Mazda. He said that: “There’s a real passion among Korean designers to advance and succeed that exceeds what you see in Japanese students.” Currently, he has four Korean designers working for him at their Hiroshima headquarters.
The emergence of South Korea as a source of talented car designers is a good news for Japanese car makers. Due to the similarities in language structure and working culture of Japan and South Korea, Korean designers have an edge over their Western counterparts when applying for a job in any Japanese car company. Furthermore, Koreans are more willing than Westerners to work for relatively low starting salaries offered by Japanese car companies.
According to Nakamura, “all the pieces are in place, right now, young Korean designers are most sought after by Japanese carmakers but they can make it in the West anytime.” But Korean students should not rest on their laurels since in the near future – other countries in the world will also be producing design students at par with them. Countries like China, Russia, and India have all invested in training their car design students to be competitive in the auto industry.
About the Author
Mike Bartley, 49, is a professional automotive journalist domiciled in Irvine, CA. He travels from one state to another to cover the hottest auto shows, racing events and automotive revelations. His penned compositions cover press releases, reviews, and suggestions. Where the auto action is, that’s exactly where you can find Mike.
Eminent Anatomists and Physiologists
Herophilus ( c335 – 280 B.C.) was a Greek physician born in Chalcedon (now part of Turkey). He was one of the founders of the great medical school of Alexandria and one of the first to base his conclusions in anatomy on the dissection of the human body. His contributions to the field of anatomy include the study of the brain which he recognized as the centre of the nervous system and seat of intelligence. He also distinguished between nerves and blood vessels and motor from sensory nerves. He also made contributions to the study of the eye, liver, pancreas and alimentary tract. He is regarded as one of the founders of the scientific method and introduced some standard terms to describe anatomical phenomena. His writings were lost but he is often quoted by the famous anatomist Galen. A part of the skull - the Torcular Herophili is still named after him.
Galen was a Greek physician from Pergamum. There are questions about his exact dates but 129 A.D. to 200 A.D.seems the most popular. Galens’ contributions to the field of anatomy dominated Western medical thought for a millennium. Dissecting humans was against Roman law during Galen’s life time so he dissected pigs, apes and other animals and in some cases this gave rise to errors when applying Galen’s anatomical ideas to humans. Galen also studied in Corinth and Alexandria but perhaps most famously he worked in Pergamum in the gladiator school and worked on a great variety of wounds which enabled him to increase his knowledge. Galen was one of the first to distinguish between veins and arteries for example. He also experimented with eye surgery – cataract removal. In 162 he moved to Rome and eventually became the physician to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. His vivisections on Barbary apes enabled him to study the spinal column and kidneys in more detail. His anatomical legacy is to be found in many Arabic medical writings, especially in the works of Hunayn ibn Ishaq. Constantine the African reintroduces Galen into the Christian world and Galen’s works became very popular in Medieval Europe. and in the 1530′s his works were influencing Andreas Vesalius
Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) was an anatomist and physician and the author of one of the most influential books of human anatomy : “De humani corporis fabrica”. He is widely regarded as the founder of modern human anatomy. He was born in Brussels and educated in Pavia then after 1528 at the University of Leuven and Paris from 1533 where he was influenced by Galen’s work. He received his doctorate from Padua in 1537. Vesalius kept meticulous drawings of his dissections, initially of animals and he published his Tabulae Anatomics Sex. After 1539 he had the bodies of executed criminals in Padua to dissect and this lead to more detailed anatomical drawings. Human dissection made Vesalius realise some of Galen’s errors and Vesalius wrote about the human four chambered heart, two lobed liver and single human jawbone.. Vesalius is responsible for the first anatomically prepared skeleton. In 1534 he produced his great work De Humani but his major contributions in the field of anatomy extend to descriptions of the sphenoid bone, sternum, sacrum, vena azygos, spleen, colon, pleura and mechanical ventilation. He dies on his way back from pilgrimage in 1564 on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Vesalius was truly a “great” in the filed of anatomy.
William Harvey ( 1578-1657) was the English physician who is credited with being the first in the Western world to correctly and in detail describe the systemic circulation and the properties of blood being pumped around the body by the heart. This is a huge contribution to the field of anatomy. He studied in Cambridge and Padua and became a doctor at St Bartholomew’s hospital before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow at Merton College Oxford. Harvey announced his discovery of the circulatory system in 1616 and in 1628 published his book “An Anatomical Exercise on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals.” which was very much at variance with Galen’s ideas and established thought. Harvey based his conclusions on careful observation in animal dissection and on humans using ligatures.
Basically he described the two closed loop system where there is the pulmonary circulation and the systemic circulation. He also realized that the heart was a pump and that the arteries took blood away from the heart and veins back to heart and his anatomical findings were confirmed by Malpighi at a later late. Previously Galen had felt that the liver was partially responsible for circulation.. These discoveries easily make Harvey one of the giants in the field of anatomy.
Now we discuss three eminent physiologists
Richard Lower (1631-1691) was a Cornish physician who carried our research in London – some in partnership with Robert Hooke. His major work is “Tractatus de Corde” 1669 which is concerned with the working of the heart and lungs and he is famous for being the first to experiment with blood transfusions. Richard Lower is regarded as a pioneer in experimental physiology. In November 1667 Lower worked with Sir William King to transfer sheep’s blood into a man who was mentally ill. Lower also studied the arterial circle at the base of the brain named after his teacher Willis. Lower also examined cerebrospinal fluid and his book De Cattarhis disproved earlier theories of nasal secretions being overspill from the brain. Another physiological study was his discussion on digestive fluids.
Claude Bernard (1813 -1878) is a French physiologist who is considered by some to be the father of modern physiology. His famous major work is “An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine” 1865. In Paris he was in contact with the great French physiologist Francois Magendie. and he was the first occupant of the chair of physiology at the Sorbonne.. His aim was to establish the use of scientific method in medicine. His first major and important work was on the function of the pancreas gland and its use in digestion which won him the prize for experimental physiology at the French Academy of Sciences. His second and perhaps most famous work was on the glycogenic function of the liver which was now seen as the seat of internal secretion by which sugars prepared. He id notable work on vaso- motor nerves, He is perhaps most closely associated with homeostasis and its key processes and principles. He also conducted research in poisons e.g. curare and carbon monoxide.
Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer
Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer (1850 – 1935) was the English physiologist who coined the term “insulin” after theorizing that a single substance from the pancreas was responsible for diabetes millitus. He also coined the term “endocrine” for the secretions of the ductless glands and work on adrenaline (with George Oliver) in 1894. He held the Chair of Physiology in Edinburgh from 1899-1933. In addition to many valuable papers on muscular structure, chemistry of the blood and voluntary contractions and absorption his main works include “A Course in Practical Histology” 1877. “Essentials of Histology” 1885 and “Experimental Physiology” 1910. His long and illustrious career surely ensures he is one of the greats of physiology.
Dr Simon Harding
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Is there anyone who can explain me in short the basics of the Italian inheritance law?
That’s what I need ….my father who is Italian told me that no property will be transmitted to me after his death because he divorced from my mother and has 3 other children.
Is there someone who can help me? Tnx
Let me explain a bit about Italian succession rules.
Italian inheritance law is based on the Roman Law tradition, which gives some protection to close members of the family, partially limiting the right of the testator to dispose of his/her own properties.
If there is no Will, the properties are transmitted according to the principles of the Legal Succession. In that case the Italian Civil Code indicates a number of persons (called, legitimate heirs), who have the right to inherit the assets of the deceased. Such heirs are the spouse of the dead person and the relatives, who are recognised by the law from the closer ones up to the 6th degree of connection. In other words, in absence of a Will, the Italian legislator benefits family members rather than other parties. Whereas married partners and separated partners still hold the same rights, with the divorce all rights cease (but just of the partner not for the children!).
Moreover you should take into account that the Italian Civil Code reserves to very close relatives (spouse, ascendants and descendants defined as “forced heirs”) a significant part of the heritage that the testator cannot prejudice with his Will. In such a way the legislator protects close family members preventing the testator from the possibility to exclude them completely from the inheritance. In case the Will infringes the rights of such “forced heirs”, those people are entitled to appeal to the Court.
I hope it is clear now.
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What is a website i can learn swiss german on?
i am going to zurich in 3 months,
id like to learn the basic phrases
i have seen some of the websites but id like to be able to hear the words being pronounced as well as reading them?
do u know of any good sites! thanks
this is the website from a university.
type in the word you’re looking for into the bar, hit go and once you have the results, click on the speaker symbol to listen to the pronounciation.