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Truancy is any intentional unauthorized absence from compulsory schooling. This refers to absences caused by students of their own free will and not caused by poor medical conditions. also refer to students who attend school but do not go to classes (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Truancy is the serious problem in Tanzania especially in cities. The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training reported that in 2009/10 Form II has the highest number of student drop outs which stands at 9,627 per annum and the main reasons for drop out were truancy 36.2 % and pregnancies 20.4 % (URT, 2011) . Although some studies have been done on the matter, many have been focusing on the causes, without putting into consideration the impacts in academic performance. Therefore this study intended to investigate the impacts of truancy in academic performance among secondary school students.
Here we are talking about spatial inequality, but before starting to write about it, we need to understand what we mean when we talk about spatial inequality. According to Wikipedia “Spatial inequality is defined as the distribution of qualities/resources and services like welfare in bias or unequal amounts. It occurs as a result of greed, religion, race or culture. Spatial inequality is countered by equal distribution of resources and services”. It has been observed that people are living in same socioeconomic conditions in the same cluster.
This paper assesses the net welfare associated with the adoption of Bench Terraces (BT), Contour Bunds (CB), and Napier Grass Strips (NGS) in the Saba Saba sub-catchment of the Upper Tana catchment in Kenya. An agro-economic survey and informal interviews were conducted in the Saba Saba sub-catchment to elicit farm level quantitative data for the Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA). Financial functions in excel were used to analyze the on-site costs and benefits of adopting the identified SWC technologies on farms with crops such as maize, coffee, and tea. In this research CBA was used as a decision tool after the computation of all cost and benefits were valued in local currency to obtain the Net Present Value (NPV) or net welfare. The results show that investment in SWC measures may not be a feasible short-term option from farmers’ perspective. There is, therefore, a strong case for intervention, especially in the initial years where SWC adoption yields negative returns.
Nowadays people love to decorate their room in such a way that it represents the culture of a country side. That is why the use of rugs has become popular nowadays. People use rugs to decorate and design their home. But before buying a rug one should have a little knowledge about rugs. This knowledge will help a person to choose the right thing; things that will style the house in such a way that it will reflect the taste and choice of the person living in it.
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Bluetooth wireless technology (BT) operates in the unlicensed Industrial, Scientific, Medical (ISM) band in the 2.4GHz frequency range. It randomly uses 79 1Mhz wide channels ranging from 2.402MHz to 2.480MHz. Each channel is occupied for a maximum time slot of 625us. During this time the radio must change the operating frequency, receive or transmit data, and provide enough off time before switching to the next hop frequency. In reality, the time the radio is actually transmitting on a given channel is much less and is dependent on the amount of data being transmitted. WIFI WiFi or 802.11 b/g, also operates in the same ISM band as BT. Due to complicated modulation techniques, 802.11g channels are 20MHz wide while 802.11b channels are 22MHz wide. This means a common WiFi channel can occupy from 20 to 22 BT channels. COURTESY: HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/ WIKI/IEEE_802.11B-1999 INTERFERENCE For an RF signal to be received by the radios receiver, the RF signal must contain enough energy to be detected by the receiver circuit. The minimum receive level is known as the receivers sensitivity. This is similar to the lowest whisper that a human ear can detect. What if there happens to be two signals present at the same time and both are greater than the receiver’s sensitivity? Which signal will the radio detect? One would think that it would not be able to correctly detect either signal. That would be true if both signals are close to the same power level. If one signal had a higher power level than the other signal by a specific amount, the radio would be able to detect the more powerful signal. This is similar to a human ear being able to clearly understand members at a dinner table while there are many others talking at tables that are further away. The minimum ratio of power level for two signals when a radio can correctly detect the desired signal is known as the carrier/interferer ratio, or C/I. This means that two RF signals can exist on the same frequency at the same time without causing interference if the ratio of their power levels meet the radios C/I specification.
Okay, so what is a robot? Per definition of en.wikipedia.org, the Holder of All Human Knowledge, a robot is: a mechanical device that can perform physical tasks. A robot may act under the direct control of a human (eg. the robotic arm of the space shuttle) or autonomously under the control of a pre-programmed computer. In the context of Science Olympiad and other small engineering competitions, we are looking at the first type, human control. There are plenty of opportunities to put autonomous features into a Science Olympiad robot, but if you are reading this for content, it is likely beyond your scope and unnecessary. Therefore, for the purposes of this text only, a robot will be defined as: A mechanical device, operated under the direct control of a human, that is engineered to perform a specific task or accomplish a goal. In this case, the goal is to compete in Science Olympiad's Robot Ramble event. And win. More on that later. I'm not smart enough to build a robot! Yes you are. Modern technology has developed to the point at which it permeates our lives. One side effect of this is that it is much easier to learn and try out than in years past. The hobby robotics market is only increasing, and there are a number of companies that specifically make products catered to robots and their builders. Full directions and kits are available to build or program small robots. In some cases, they're even premade, and all you have to do is mess with them. This is often the best way to go about learning.
In recent years, tourism has been increasingly recognised for its economic potential to contribute to the reduction of poverty in developing countries. Its geographical expansion and labour intensive nature support a spread of employment and can be particularly relevant in remote and rural areas, where live three quarters of the two billion people under extreme poverty conditions. Statistics show that tourism in LDCs is still limited: 2.6% of the world market share in terms of international tourist arrivals (ITAs) and of international tourism receipts (ITRs). However, the growth in ITAs has been faster in LDCs than in the developing countries as a whole: 42.5% in the former and 30.8% in the latter between 2001 and 2005 (15.8% for the world). Also in terms of ITRs: 50.3% growth in LDCs and 40.6% in the developing world between 2001 and 2004 (33.2% for the world). There are several reasons that make tourism an especially suitable economic development sector for LDCs1: 1. Tourism is consumed at the point of production; the tourist has to go to the destination and spend his/her money there, opening an opportunity for local businesses of all sorts, and allowing local communities to benefit through the informal economy, by selling goods and services directly to visitors; 2. Most LDCs have a comparative advantage in tourism over developed countries. They have assets of enormous value to the tourism industry - culture, art, music, natural landscapes, wildlife and climate, including World Heritage Sites. Visits by tourists to such sites can generate employment and income for communities as well as helping in the conservation of cultural and natural assets; 3. Tourism is a more diverse industry than many others. It has the potential to support other economic activities, both through providing flexible, part time jobs that can complement other livelihood options, and through creating income throughout a complex supply chain of goods and services;
For Spouse Deployed o Write separate letters to your children periodically o Share as much information as you can about your daily life and work For Spouse at Home For Spouse at Home o Ignore rumors and try to wait patiently for official date, time, and location information for your partner’s return o Participate in any preparation for reunion activities that might be available o Maintain the healthy self-care practices you established before the departure; try to eat and sleep sensibly o Participate in a support group, whether formal or informal; do not become isolated o Help your children express their feelings and stay in touch with their absent parent