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    AN ANALYSIS OF VICTORIA ANDREW’S DIVORCE IN KATRINA \ud JOHNSONS’S NOVEL "EVENING STREET"

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    Literature reflects about life, thought, feeling, behavior, and attitude of human being. Literature \ud helps us understand human sentiment, human interest, and human problems. Literature is divided \ud into three kinds, they are poetry, prose, and drama. In prose, a novel is a new kind of literary \ud work. Various life experiences presented in a novel may give us wider prespective of life which \ud is very useful for the growth of our personality, integrity, and performance. This research uses a \ud kind of novel that is historical novel. Historical novel is a long story in which the characters or \ud events existed or happened in the past. Evening Street is a kind of historical novel that the story \ud happened in the past time. Evening Street’s novel was chosen because the story is in sequence \ud and easy to understand. Besides, the problems that are faced by the main character could make \ud the researcher interested to analyze. The three major purposes considered being the main \ud problems in analyzing the Victoria Andrew’s divorce are (1) to describe the causes of Victoria \ud Andrew’s divorce, (2) to describe the effects of the divorce on Victoria Andrew’s life. \ud The study used descriptive qualitative design to analyze the data. The approach that was suitable \ud with this analysis was objective approach because this research did not study the author’s life. \ud Merely, the research emphasized on the novel’s physical content that is the quotations of the \ud dialoque and explained the meanings of the quotation in an objective way. The object of this \ud study was the novel “evening Street” by “Katrina Johnson”. \ud The results of this study show that the causes of Victoria Andrew’s divorce are lack of Fred and \ud Mrs Buck respect to Victoria Andrew, and Fred and Mrs Buck’s control over Victoria. \ud Furthermore, the effects of the divorce on Victoria Andrew’s life are Victoria feels depressed, \ud she is sick, Victoria gets another man who loves her, Victoria escapes from her house, and Dow \ud proposes Victoria to get married with hi

    OECD reviews of higher education in regional and city development, State of Victoria, Australia

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    With more than 5.3 million inhabitants Victoria is the second most populous state in Australia. Once a manufacturing economy, Victoria is now transforming itself into a service and innovation-based economy. Currently, the largest sectors are education services and tourism. In terms of social structure, Victoria is characterised by a large migrant population, 24% of population were born overseas and 44% were either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas. About 70% of the population resides in Melbourne. Victoria faces a number of challenges, ranging from an ageing population and skills shortages to drought and climate change and increased risk of natural disasters. Rapid population growth, 2% annually, has implications for service delivery and uneven development as well as regional disparities. There are barriers to connectivity in terms of transport and infrastructure, and a high degree of inter-institutional competition in tertiary education sector. The business structure in Victoria includes some highly innovative activities such as in biotechnology, but other sectors, especially those with high number of small and medium-sized enterprises, are lagging behind. Most of the larger manufacturing enterprises are externally controlled and there is uncertainty over the long term investments they will make in the state, as well as the place of Victoria in the global production networks

    Emergence of Sri Lanka in European fish trade

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    This paper examines European Union (E.U.) demand for chilled fish fillets assuming product heterogeneity due to country of origin and assesses the structural adjustment in demand as indicated by the increase in imports from Sri Lanka since the tsunami in December 2004. The primary objective of this research is to assess how Sri Lanka’s fish exports affected fish exports from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda (Lake Victoria region). Although the results show no significant price competition between the Lake Victoria region and Sri Lanka, the Lake Victoria countries are clearly worse off now that Sri Lanka is a major supplier of chilled fish to the E.U. A comparison of the two periods 2001–2004 and 2007–2009 finds that in the former period, past imports of Lake Victoria fish had a positive impact on present imports, indicating that importers developed a preference for Lake Victoria fish during this time; in the latter period, this effect no longer existed. Most important is the change in the responsiveness of imports from Lake Victoria to real aggregate expenditures on imported fish in the E.U. The results show that a lesser share of aggregate expenditures is allocated to the Lake Victoria region and that the region now benefits less from an increase in aggregate expenditures.Lake Victoria, fish, imports,

    A Meeting Amidst Rhododendrons

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    It was immediately clear why rhododendrons were the logo of the 1990 Learned Societies conference in Victoria, B.C. As participants arrived at the CHA Annual Meeting at the University of Victoria May 26-29, they passed by thousands of rhododendron bushes, over 200 different varieties in full bloom, and breathed perfumed air

    On the Hawking-Page Transition and the Cardy-Verlinde formula

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    The free energies of the conformal field theories dual to charged adS and rotating adS black holes show Hawking-Page phase transition. We study the transition by constructing boundary free energies in terms of order parameters. This is done by employing Landau's phenomenological theory of first order phase transition. The Cardy-Verlinde formula is then showed to follow quite naturally. We further make some general observations on the Cardy-Verlinde formula and the first order phase transition.Comment: 11 pages, 1 figure, Latex, to appear in Phys. Letts.

    Parental distress around supplementing breastfed babies using nasogastric tubes on the post-natal ward: a theme from an ethnographic study

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    ‘The definitive version is available at: www3.interscience.wiley.com ' Copyright Blackwell Publishing. DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2008.00165.xThere is abundant evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding. In the UK, supplementation in hospital has consistently been shown to be associated with shortened duration of breastfeeding. This paper reports on a subset of the data from an ethnographic study that explored the expectations, beliefs and experiences of mothers and health professionals concerning supplementation, using a variety of methods, of breastfed babies in an English maternity unit in 2002. This paper aims to describe the expectations, beliefs and experiences of mothers and health professionals concerning supplementation by nasogastric (NG) tube on the post-natal ward. Participant observation was carried out on day and night shifts and at weekends over 9 months. Mothers, midwives, neonatal nurses, health care assistants and senior paediatricians were interviewed. Categories and themes were generated. The researchers' constructs of 'the essential method', when the tube was the method needed for medical reasons, and 'the chosen method', when other methods of oral feeding should have been possible, emerged. The latter included time pressures and the avoidance of any form of oral activity that might perhaps make return to the breast more difficult. The data concerning the use of NG tubes for supplementation yielded the specific theme of parental distress. In the absence of evidence that supplementation by NG tube on the post-natal ward is associated with greater breastfeeding success than other methods, the use of the tube to avoid any form of 'oral confusion' should be discontinued. Its use primarily to save time should not be considered acceptable.Peer reviewe

    Distribution of Oreochromis niloticus (L.) in the Ugandan waters of Lake Victoria

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    The Lake Victoria fish fauna was dominated by cichlids before the establishment of the exotic species Oreochromis niloticus (L.) and Latus niloticus (L.). With the alterations in the ecology of Lake Victoria, changes may be expected to occur in the population dynamics of the fish species. In two zones of Lake Victoria, the size structure, distribution and abundance, condition factors, length-weight relationship and sex ratios of O. niloticus were determined. Larger fish were found in zone II than in zone III, where very few larger fish were recorded. More O. niloticus were caught in zone III, especially in Itome Bay, than in zone II but catch by weight was greater in zone II. More males than females were encountered in both zones. Oreochromis niloticus had similar condition factors in both zones

    Synthesizing diverse evidence: the use of primary qualitative data analysis methods and logic models in public health reviews

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    Objectives: The nature of public health evidence presents challenges for conventional systematic review processes, with increasing recognition of the need to include a broader range of work including observational studies and qualitative research, yet with methods to combine diverse sources remaining underdeveloped. The objective of this paper is to report the application of a new approach for review of evidence in the public health sphere. The method enables a diverse range of evidence types to be synthesized in order to examine potential relationships between a public health environment and outcomes. Study design: The study drew on previous work by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on conceptual frameworks. It applied and further extended this work to the synthesis of evidence relating to one particular public health area: the enhancement of employee mental well-being in the workplace. Methods: The approach utilized thematic analysis techniques from primary research, together with conceptual modelling, to explore potential relationships between factors and outcomes. Results: The method enabled a logic framework to be built from a diverse document set that illustrates how elements and associations between elements may impact on the well-being of employees. Conclusions: Whilst recognizing potential criticisms of the approach, it is suggested that logic models can be a useful way of examining the complexity of relationships between factors and outcomes in public health, and of highlighting potential areas for interventions and further research. The use of techniques from primary qualitative research may also be helpful in synthesizing diverse document types. (C) 2010 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
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