Immigration has been an important part of Singapore’s demographic history. Its economy has been built on immigration. Migration from China, India and the countries surrounding Singapore was the main contributor to population growth up to the period around World War II. Singapore’s immigration policy tries to maximise the economic benefits of immigration while minimising its social and economic costs. Depending on their skills levels, the terms and conditions for foreigners to work or stay in Singapore differ substantially. Skilled workers, professionals and entrepreneurs are encouraged to take up permanent residence and citizenship may be granted after two to ten years of residence. Unskilled foreign workers, on the other hand, are permitted to work only for limited time periods, after which they are expected to return home.
Singapore is a country, which accepts and invites foreign talents. It is mainly used for improving our economy. Many immigrants represent the most intelligent, hard-working and ambitious people of their native countries. Allowing them to bring their talents and skills to Singapore can be enriching for immigrants and Singapore. In addition, immigrants are helping the economy. However, inviting foreign talents leads to decrease in employment for citizens in Singapore. Issues ranging from foreign students topping the ‘O’ level chart thus reducing similar opportunities for local students, to the perception that foreigners are taking away jobs from Singaporeans. Therefore, this could be a drawback.
I agree that the Singapore government has maintained strongly that having an open immigration policy helps to fill critical sectors in our economy, especially in the finance, technology and creative industries. In addition, the government believes that having more foreigners in Singapore helps to make Singapore a more vibrant and cosmopolitan city. However, when there is a perception that immigrants appear to get more benefits than local poor...
...Portfolio (5% of Mark)
Now that you have gained an understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems, you will be to apply your knowledge to demonstrate your knowledge learned in this course.
For the culminating task, you are being asked to prepare a portfolio to showcase your learning. You will complete one artefact for each unit (see below). You will be able to put your portfolio together in the format of your chose (in paper or online). Be as creative as you like but please adhere to the word count guidelines.
Human activities affect the diversity of living things in ecosystems
Choose a recent newspaper article (within the past 3 years) that shows how humans impact the diversity of ecosystems. Summarize the article in 300 words and explain why you chose your article (be sure to include the original article as well).
Evaluate the importance of the sustainable use of plants to Canadian society and other cultures
Answer one of the following questions, by conducting research. Your response should not be longer than 250 words and you should provide appropriate evidence (by citing credible references):
How does the local food movement...
...“The League of Nations had its greatest successes in the work of the special commission” Howfarwouldyouagree with this?
The League of Nations was set up after the treaty of Versailles to deal with issues in the world. This is where the first obstacle comes because the League of Nations only actually had 44 nations involved and the biggest country in the world- the USA- was not one of these nations, making the League of Nations look weak from the onset. Without America it was going to be hard to make a real impact, but the league tried to make a good impact on the world by creating special commissions to combat world problems. The main achievements the league wanted to gain were World Disarmament, to improve living and working conditions, To enforce the treaty of Versailles and to stop all wars. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) was created to improve living and working standards in the world, The health committee sought to put a stop to the spread of prominent diseases such as Malaria and Polio, The slavery commission wanted to end the slavery, trafficking and prostitution rings and the Commission for Refugees sought to repatriate all the prisoners of world war 1 back to their countries of origin.
In terms of the League’s desire to end war, the only criteria that can be used to classify a success, was whether war was avoided and...
...Is her behavior selfish or not? I think there are many arguments to support both views, but in my view that I think her behaviour is selfish.
Firstly, Juliet was born into a rich and complex family and she is an only child in this family. This condition makes her behavior more selfish as because of her suicide, there would be no one to look after her parents. Moreover, her family and her lover’s family are two rival families. We can see these two leading Verona families always fight in the public streets and disrupt the peace of the city. In such a case, Juliet doesn’t consider anything and she marries Romeo without consulting her parents, so this is another point which shows us that Juliet behaves selfishly
My first impression of Juliet is from when her father and Paris are discussing her. From this conversation, we know Juliet’s father is keen to protect her, because “she’s the hopeful lady of my earth”. Therefore, Capulet urges Paris to “woo her, get her hear”, becausef her consent is more important than his and he is naturally keen that his daughter should find a considerate husband. If Juliet tells her father that she loves Romeo, her father may agree with them, because this conversation shows us that Capulet really likes Juliet. Compared with her father’s care, it makes Juliet’s behaviour more selfish, because she seldom thinks about her parents. For example, she never tells them that she marries Romeo. She also cheats her parents by...
Howfar do you think industrialisation and technology have impacted on the family institution?
Technology and industrialisation have a great impact on the family institution to large extents. Technology has contributed to the growth of industries. It is the growth of a society in which a major role is played by manufacturing industry. Technology is affecting quality time.
Functionalists believe that industrialisation led to an increase in the nuclear family type. The nuclear family is a type of family that consists of just two generations; that is parents and their children. According to Wilmott and Young, two functionalists the number of nuclear families only increased and became popular during and after the industrial revolution. The structure of families has change over time.
In contrast, over the past few decades, people have witnessed and grown accustomed to high tech inventions, such as personal computers, mobile phones, electro menager appliances and the Internet, that have transformed out lives. We might then assume that other eras in history experienced a similarly rapid pace in technological progress. And yet, for almost all of human history, quite the opposite is true. People are more inclined towards using gadgets than spending time with other family members. Little by little, Internet and mobile technology seems to be subtly destroying...
Since its inception into mainstream society, advertising and its various repercussions have been subjected to intense scrutiny and debate.
The underlying effects of advertising are both positive and negative. Both have seeped into various aspect of society, namely, through social, cultural and economic norms.
This assignment will explore the different connotation that advertising have portrayed. Whereby a conclusion will be made on the statement where advertising hashad a positive impact on society in Singapore.
Advertising is a form of non-personal presentation and promotion of ideas, goods, and services usually pad for by an identified sponsor. Advertising is non-personal as it is directed towards a large group of anonymous people.
Even direct mail advertising, which maybe addressed to specific person, is prepared by a computer and signed by a machine. Second, advertising typically is paid for. This fact differentiates advertising from publicity, which is not usually purchased. Thirdly, the sponsor of the advertisement is identified.
How does the advertisement get transmitted?
The receiver of an advertisement is meant to think along the line of thoughts that the sender intended to create. It is therefore believed that people's self-understanding, behaviour and lifestyle would be affected.
Immigration and especially illegal immigration is a touchy subject these days. Illegal immigrants are defined as all foreign born, unauthorized, non-citizens who reside illegally (Department of Homeland Security N.P.). There many modern countries that have large populations of immigrants these days and some believe it is the beginning of a big problem. These clashing cultures have all made a voice for themselves in their new homes. Their idea is “strength in numbers”. Large populations of immigrants are already affecting policy making ideas within the countries with the highest number of immigrants. Countries, such as the U.S., have to be careful and take into account what immigration policies they are creating in order to keep the peace and prevent protests or even rioting. Policy making decisions could pose a potential threat to national security. For example, “The Killing of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a Moroccan man because van Gogh had made a controversial film about abused Muslim women and the recent fires and riots in France reveal the potential for violence in these cultural conflicts”(Johnson 221). Hundreds of thousands of immigrants, both legal and illegal, are pouring into the U.S. every year and the question that we have to ponder is, howbeneficial is immigration to the U.S.? Whether illegal immigrants are beneficial to the...
...Howfar do youagree that the failure of Italian revolutionaries in the years 1820–49 was primarily due to a lack of popular support?
I agree that the revolutions that occurred in the years 1820-49 were due to a lack of popular support. Other factors could be the strength of the Austria army, how there was no leader, a lack of unity and no foreign support.
The revolutions failed due to the lack of popular/mass support. The revolutions in Modena, Parma and the Papal States had all been unsuccessful as The peasants that made up the majority of the population were generally not interested in unification. This is not surprising, since unification would not have had any tangible benefits for them. They were more interested in their immediate economic conditions; whether they had enough food. The peasants could only be used to help bring about unification when they rioted due to economic depressions and food shortages. The main supporters of Italian unification were, instead, the middle and upper classes therefore possibly the reason why the revolutions failed was due to the lack of support
Another reason for Italian Unification failure was the influence of Austria over Italian provinces. Austria had very strong domination over Italy. It had agreements with Ferdinand, king of Kingdom of the 2 Sicilies, and...
...Howfar do youagree that instability in the Gulf Region in the period 1979-2001 was primarily caused by the actions of the Iraqi Government?
The Iraqi government in the period from 1979 to 2001 was under the control of the Ba’ath Party and lead by Saddam Hussein, a Sunni Muslim whereas most of Iraq is Shiite Muslim. Hussein took control-as in became President of Iraq-in 1979, following the resignation of his predecessor, under claims of poor health. The main countries in this Gulf region may be noted as Iraq, the larger Iran and the much smaller Kuwait, as well as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Iran-Iraq war, initiated by the Iraqi government, would be an important source of instability in the Gulf region even after its conclusion. The Iran-Iraq war was fought from 1980-88 and may have been started by the Iraqi government in orders to expand their coastline and gain full control of the Shatt al-Arab waterway. However it is more likely that Saddam Hussein was fearful of being overthrown by the new Iranian regime, and felt that an opportunity now existed to attack his prime rival. The course of the war would largely be a stalemate after the initial Iraqi advances, and became a similar situation to the one of the First World War. The economic and political fallout was immense. At least half a million people died, and upper estimates stretch to 1.5 million, while neither side...