Oxycontin

Oxycontin
The Drug enforcement Administration has targeted as a top priority the illegal use of the prescription painkiller OxyContin in the wake of what the agency says is a dramatic and dangerous increase in the drug?s availability. Simply crushing the tablet can negate the controlled-release effect of the drug, enabling abusers to swallow or snort the drug for a powerful morphinelike high. The tablet can also be crushed, mixed with water and injected. In this paper I discuss the abuse of OxyContin and other prescription painkillers.

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Managerial Jobs Are The Same At All Levels Of An Organisation

Managerial Jobs Are The Same At All Levels Of An Organisation
A manager is someone that works with and through others by planning, co-ordinating their activities in order to accomplish organisational goals with the required efficiency and effectiveness. Efficiency is about obtaining optimal results from the least amount of input. Effectiveness is about completing activities to achieve the organisational goals. There are many organisational structures such as a traditional hierarchal one where there are many different levels of managers compare to a less hierarchal flat matrix one where people in different levels of the organisation can usually freely communicate directly with each other regardless of seniority. The form the organisation structure will depend on the size and the type of organisation. Managerial roles will differ within an organisation and between different organisations. In a traditional hierarchal /pyramid organisation we have the non-managerial employees, first line managers, middle managers and top managers. Managerial roles within such an organisation may require some similar core skill sets but the people they manage and the impact of their decisions will differ depending on the type/level of manager they are within the company. Managerial roles at different levels will also differ within the company depending on the personality/style of the person which will make them more suitable to one management level and not another. So it appears that the role of a first line manager would be different of that of a top manager.

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Simulation And Trading

Simulation And Trading
Traders forecast future prices using some combinations of fundamentals, indicators, patterns, and behavior from the past. They hope that recent history will forecast the future helping them to make some profit. The problem, however, is that nothing that has happened in the past is any guarantee for the favorable results in the future. Basically, profitability of each trade has elements of some randomness and uncertainty. Here is the problem that many people are not equipped with enough knowledge and tools to manage uncertainty, thus mastering the psychology of trading.

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The Doctrine of the Indefinite Terms in the Ancient Commentators of Aristotle

The Doctrine of the Indefinite Terms in the Ancient Commentators of Aristotle
The ancient commentaries on Aristotle?s Peri Hermeneias (De Interpretatione) give us important elements to understand more clearly some difficult passages of this treatise. In the case of the indefinite names and verbs (i.e. ?not-man?, and ?does not recover?, respectively), these commentaries reveal a doctrine which explains not only the nature of the indefinites, but also why Aristotle introduces these kinds of term in Peri Hermeneias. The coherence and explanatory capacity of this doctrine is entirely absent in modern exegesis of Peri Hermeneias. This fact has important implications: it can make us to think whether there will be another topics in which the ancient commentators are still indispensable to understand Aristotle. It can also make us to think to what extent a profounder reflection of the ancient commentators can modify our idea of Aristotle and the ancient world.

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Philosophy Educating Humanity?

Philosophy Educating Humanity?
Over two millennia of Western philosophy has not yet contributed much to the education of humanity. Philosophy has almost always been the exclusive domain of a small group of men. This elite character makes the assumption that philosophy could contribute to the education of human beings towards humanity ? a humanity of human rights ? improbable. If we want to educate human beings towards humanity, we will first have to teach them a sense of responsibility. The power of persuasion needed in order to teach such a sense of responsibility requires that we demonstrate our involvement in and co-responsibility for their concrete problems by presenting clear analyses of these problems and by setting a good example wherever possible. One of the most universal and concrete problems of life is the issue of procreation. As regards this issue, however, philosophers have failed miserably: they themselves have often exhibited irresponsible procreation and have, in fact, only recently begun to consider the issue a subject for philosophy. I will try to analyze when a decision to procreate or abort may be called responsible and whether and to what extent the applications of modern techniques such as in vitro fertilization are in line with our views of human rights.

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The Old and the New Journalism in Russia

The Old and the New Journalism in Russia
Two generations of the journalists ? Soviet and the post-Soviet ? make journalism in contemporary Russia. The difference is in how the young generation quite critically estimates the Soviet experience and thinks that until the crucial reforms of liberalisation journalism was a completely different profession. The basic distinction between the old and the new journalism, according to young generation lies in the approach toward information, particularly what information goes to society and how ? understood as the quality of informing society. In the statement by the former editor-in-chief of the elite magazine Itogy of the company ?Media most?, Sergei Parkhomenko: ? the journalism, in my view, till 1990 worked without sources. The primary source was the author?s brains. On rare occasions there was a certain simulation of the source somehow: ?a reader?s letter?, tass or something like that. But the primary content of the text it was the author?s thoughts. Till the end of 1990 in the domestic journalism there was not a problem of speed? There were not perceptions of the type ?I am first, you are second?? In the absence of a competition and the perception about that what information proceeds from source, a certain race had abstract, absolutely unclear for a reader and consumer of this information character. I consider that till that moment while categories of source and tempo became dominant in the journalism this profession did not exist

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Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle
For decades, Guy Debord?s The Society of the Spectacle was only available

in English in a so-called ?pirate? edition published by Black & Red, and

its informative, perhaps essential, critique of modern society languished in

the sort of obscurity familiar to

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Technology - Education, Software Piracy, and the Law

Technology - Education, Software Piracy, and the Law
This paper is intended as a primer for copyright law in the form of a short story. An elementary school teacher illegitimately copies a piece of software for educational purposes and is discovered. Issues such as the fair use doctrine, copyright law, and cyberlaw are covered. The analytical section provides a realistic legal defense for the fictional situation that drives the paper.

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The English Degree ? Pursuing a Life Less Ordinary

The English Degree ? Pursuing a Life Less Ordinary
Alexander Pope?s famous lines were written at a time when earnest pilgrims, seeking and finding (after a wearying search) the very fountain of knowledge, could kneel to cup their humble hands in the deep but clear water and bring wisdom to their lips to quench their thirst with slow, contemplative draughts. Poor mortals of the twenty-first century who seek the precious wellspring of education, however, invariably find that the (?readily accessible?) fountain has flooded, too full of learning, and the muddied water is hurriedly swallowed. Information is everywhere and, as a result, increasingly difficult to sift through, accommodate and put to use ? let alone savour.

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My Problem With Standards: Implementing Group Work in the Non-Traditional Enlish Classroom

My Problem With Standards: Implementing Group Work in the Non-Traditional Enlish Classroom
This experience opened my eyes. I learned a lot, and my ideas and ideals have changed since I completed the first part of this project. As a student teacher in a vocational program, academics were not the priority of these studentsótheir specialties and there outside jobs were. At first, I found this challenging in a negative way; but gradually, I saw possibilities.

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