Describe a day when bad weather in your area caused a change of plans.
It was Sunday, 14th May, that started like any other Sunday morning. The only difference was that it was the morning of our parents’ wedding anniversary. As usual, it was meant to be a small celebration between family, relatives and close friends. We planned to have an outdoor garden party to suit our budget. The freshly mowed lawn variegated with rows of bright green and red leafy plants was the venue for the celebration.
Planning for an event like this can be both exciting and stressful. There was so much to do in so little time – shopping, planning the menu, decorating and getting the house in order. When the day finally arrived, our house had been transformed into a beautiful and colourful home. Our garden, at night, resembled a fairyland with hundreds of white sparkling ea lights.
It was a warm and sunny morning. The sky was clear. We could not have chosen a more perfect day for a garden party. Our house, especially the kitchen, was a hub of activity. As we bolted in and out preparing the luscious food items, the lingering smell of garlic and onions sizzling in oil, coupled with the sweet smell of caramel pudding permeated the house. At the same time, the aroma of roast chicken and lamb wafting was enough to make our stomachs growl.
In the midst of our preparations, we heard the weather forecast for the day. There was going to be a thunderstorm in the late evening. The forecast sliced through our euphoria. We followed Papa’s gaze to the open window. The sun was slowly disappearing behind the dark clouds that had consumed the sky. The tall pine trees that usually danced and whispered in the gentle breeze were now swaying violently in the howling wind. As the afternoon wore on, the crack of lightning and the sound of thunder, bellowing in waves announced the arrival of the storm. The rain pounded hard on the roof and lashed the windows, a menacing threat to our garden party....
...When Faculties Merge—Communicating Change
A line manager directs the work of employees and makes sure decisions without consulting anyone. On the other hand, Senior Managers give the managers the authority to advise other managers or employees. They create staff authority functions to support, assist, advice, and to reduce some of the informational burdens that the line managers have. Line managers in many organizations also carry out activities that have traditionally fallen within the remit of HR such as providing coaching and guidance, undertaking performance appraisals and dealing with discipline and grievances. They also often carry out tasks such as recruitment and selection or pastoral care in conjunction with HR. Staff managers assist and advice line managers in accomplishing their basic goals. They do, however, need to work in partnership with each other to be successful. Line Managers have a huge part to play within the organization, ensuring that their department conforms to the overall objectives of the organization. Therefore, Line Managers could be looked at as the individuals within the organization who are required to be in agreement with the details of the job summary forms completed by its staff, which is discussed between the line managers, human resource managers and the staff. Also, use one's detailed understanding of the jobs to check that they are portrayed reasonably and correctly, check that all staff have...
Everyone has gone through bad times in their life. It is the moment when you wish the earth would open up and swallow you. The embarrassment and discomfort felt during that time which may only last a few seconds feels like the time has stood still.
I woke up at 6.00 am, when I was rudely awakened by my screaming alarm clock. I pounded on it until I found the ‘snooze’ button. My eyelids felt heavy and dropped down. Tiredness got the best of me. I rolled back over to catch a few more minutes of sleep. I was about to start dreaming again when I realised that I had to go to school. I jumped out of bed and in a flash looking at my alarm clock. It was about to hit 7.00 am!
I grabbed my uniform and ran to the bathroom. I missed and hit my hand on the door handle. It was so painful I groaned in agony. A few minutes passed and the pain had gone away. I quickly showered and brushed my teeth at the same time. I dried off in a blink of an eye and put on my pants and uniform. I looked at my watch and it was 7.05 am. I skipped my breakfast and rushed outside because my bus was supposed to fetch me at that time. To my dismay, the bus had just passed and when I got in front of my gate house, the bus was already at the far end of the road.
I looked around for my bicycle. When I found it, the tyres were all punctured. Then, I remembered, when I was...
...When You've Had a BadDay
| You've no doubt heard about the bricklayer who applied for time off work for the following reason: "When I got to the building, I found that the hurricane had knocked off some bricks around the top so I climbed onto the roof and rigged up a beam with a pulley and hoisted a couple of barrels full of bricks to the top of the building."Then I went to the bottom, and holding onto the line, I began releasing it. Unfortunately, the barrel of bricks was much heavier than I was and before I knew what was happening, |
the barrel started coming down, jerking me up. I decided to hang on since I was too far off the ground by then to jump. |
"About halfway up I met the barrel of bricks coming down fast. I received a hard blow on my shoulder. I then continued to the top, banging my head against the beam and getting my fingers pinched and jammed in the pulley.
"When the barrel hit the ground hard, it burst its bottom allowing the bricks to spill out. I was now heavier than the barrel, so I started down again at high speed. Halfway down I met the barrel coming up–fast–and received severe injuries to my chin. When I hit the ground, I landed on the pile of spilled bricks, getting several painful cuts and bruises.
"At this point I must have lost my presence of mind because I let go of my grip on the line. The barrel came down fast, giving me another blow on my...
...WEATHER WORKING DAYS
By Per Zerman, Assistant Vice President, Skuld Copenhagen
Published 03 November 2010
The term ”weather working days” often forms part of the definition of laytime . Although the meaning should, at first glance, be straightforward, it continues to be a source for dispute: The intention is that where weather conditions make it impossible to load or discharge, then thatday (or period of a day) should not count as laytime. This carries with it a fairly broad scope for disagreement on whether the weather in fact does make loading or discharging really impossible.
Weather working days have been be considered on several occasions: One of them was in London arbitration 10/04 (LMLN 0639) where the vessel was chartered under a C/P on the Gencon form. This particular vessel was loading not one but various and different cargoes (amongst others both timber and steel cargo). Loading was disturbed by the weather including snow and rain.
The particular problem was that some of these cargoes were more sensitive to the weather than other cargoes, the different cargoes were loaded by different shippers and whatever the weather, some cargoes could be loaded where others could not. The C/P provided only for a single laytime allowance which measured laytime in...
...How weather effect your mood?
Weather can have more than a little impact on your mood. Researchers in Germany branched out beyond just sunny and cloudy and looked at temperature, wind, sunlight, rain and snow, air pressure, and how long the days were. The study was led by Jaap Denissen of Humboldt University in Berlin. The study had 1,233 participants, all living in Germany at the time. Most of the participants were women, the average age was 28, with ages spanning from 13 to 68 years old. Study participants were first given a personality test that measured extraversion, neuroticism, how open one is to experiences, and how agreeable and conscientious they are. Then, participants were given a daily online diary and asked to respond to a questionnaire that measured tiredness and positive and negative mood. Examples of positive mood included feeling "active," "alert," "attentive," "excited." Examples of negative mood included feeling "irritable," "scared," "upset," "guilty." Tiredness was measured by terms such as "sluggish," "sleepy," and "drowsy." The researchers found that when it’s sunny outside you’re in a more alert, happy, focused mood than when it’s raining, cloudy, snowing, and cold.
Wind, temperature, and sunlight were found to have a negative effect on your mood. The researchers said that sunlight played a role in how tired people said they...
Fishkill or many fishes found dead in fish pens during sudden change in weather.
1-Tons of fish reported dead around Taal Lake and in Bolinao, Pangasinan.
2-Mostly bangus or milkfish and tilapia are found dead in these places.
3-Bangus and tilapia are not bought by people in the market.
4-Rains occur after hot days.
Sudden change in water temperature and lack of oxygen affects how fish lives in water.
Using an aquarium measuring 10” x 12” x 14” filled with six gallons of tap water.
Live tilapia fish about 7.5 centimeters long is put in the aquarium.
Leaves are used to block oxygen in the water.
Warm water is put into the aquarium to change the temperature.
1-Fishes swim fast if he aquarium is not filled with much fishes.
2-Fishes change the way they swim if aquarium is filled with more fishes.
3-Fishes are much affected when leaves are put on top of the aquarium.
|No. Of Fishes |No. Of Leaves |Quantity of Warm Water |Movement of Fish |
|15 pieces of tilapia |zero |None |fishes swim lively |
|25 pieces of tilapia |5 pieces of leaves |None |fishes swim but look...
...Examine the role of one human activity in causing climate change
With the rapid development of contemporary society, the balance between human and the nature has been destroyed. The increase of globally averaged temperature on the earth’s surface has occurred over the past century. Thus, climate problems have been the initial international issue to be handled. Industrial production is one of human activities causing climate change. Firstly, this essay will analyze how carbon dioxide and small carbon particles lead to climate change. Secondly, this essay will present the cooling effect of Feron on global temperature. Finally, this essay will discuss how deforestation in expanding industrial land changes climate.
The combustion of fossil fuels is inevitable in industrial production, because it provides extreme high temperature and continuous heat. It is the direct contributor to climate changes by emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. The concentration of carbon dioxide has increased since industrial revolution. In the past ten years, the situation has deteriorated, as the increase in the concentration has become far quicker than previous predictions (Adam, 2007). The majority of carbon dioxide emission results from fossil fuels. Due to the increasing atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, more sun energy is absorbed...
ChangeYour Lens and ChangeYour World
The book starts with the story of the writer Faiez Seyal himself. The story concludes how a boy of sixteen years started supporting himself by teaching the primary classes and after getting married at the age of just 17 with nothing in his hand to support him, he struggles very hard to fulfill his promise. Then he moves abroad for higher education for his family and come back after completing his education to serve his country. Still he was feeling something missing despite of having a good job.Then after extensive soul search and self-analysis he finds that he was made for some other purpose so he started guiding, leading, motivating people through different books, seminars, coaching classes and counseling.
The story itself is very motivating and gives a lesson that one must continue his struggle in any condition and have faith in the Almighty. Then the writer clears a few myths about success by explaining the examples of successful people, how they faced problems and difficulties through their journey to attain success.
In the first chapter writer focuses on accepting the responsibility of one’s life. He belives that the prime cause of failure is not accepting the responsibility of life and whatever good or bad the life of a person is; it is all due to the choices he has made. One must...