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How Higher Education Institutions Prepare Students for Job Market: Lingnan University as a Case Study

The study on higher education is conducted under qualitative research method through interviews. That the post-secondary level of education is on expanding these years. At the same time, the world economy is developing. The deeper level of collaboration among different institutions is needed. In that way, higher education also provides an assistance to industry through

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Palestinian Culture of Identity

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Factors affecting Happiness in a Workplace 

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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The Prototype of Road Power Generator

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Theory of Counterplexity

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Kung Fu Canton:Culture of Martial Arts in Guangdong, China

Abstract:Kung Fu is a word borrowed from the Chinese word gongfu, which translates as accomplished or cultivated skill. Wushu would be a more accurate word to have borrowed, but it’s still just an umbrella term for a whole myraid of Chinese martial art, ranging from drunken boxing to the Fujian white crane. Perhaps the most

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(Inter)disciplinary research and practice with refugees resettling in Europe: the need for a ‘phronetic’ social science

This paper draws on a systematic literature review in the area of refugee resettlement and adaptation and argues against the polarity found between the various disciplines working in this field. The resettlement and adaptation of refugees in Europe is undoubtedly a complex issue which calls for interdisciplinary research and practice. Yet when reviewing the relevant

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Factors Affecting the Market Mix of Hydroponics Vegetables, Seaweed, and Mushroom

This study was aimed at determining of factors affecting market mix of vegetables grown by hydroponics, seaweed, and mushroom, which would lead to market development of the processing products under Bangkla Natural Innovative project ofRajabhat Rajanakarindra University. The participants were consisted of 200 tourists who visited Chachoengsao province and general consumers living in Chachoengsao province.

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Brand Marks as Messengers of Publicity for the City: The Level of Awareness of the City Brand Marks

The metropolitan cities which are getting biger and bigger together with the increasing of mechanization in production have caused some changes in people’s way of life and habits. In today’s world many cases such as fast spread of mass culture, typical habits of eating, drinking and having fun, revival of tourism, emerging new brand marks

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Future Governance and Disappearing Nations: Canaries in the Sustainability Mine?

A number of island nations (The Maldives, Kiribati, and Tuvalu) are disappearing. Their futures challenge the very notion of sovereignty, which, hitherto has depended on territoriality. What legal status should these nations have when they have lost their territory? How can they establish new territory? This paper examines the latest efforts to save these nations,

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Engaging while Empowering Community:   A Case Study of Government’s Internet Access Distribution Program to Rural Community in Indonesia

This research examines the implementation of Indonesian government’s internet access distribution program to rural communities in Indonesia. The growing gap of I-poor and I-rich in most countries has brought about higher inequality in people’s literacy, opportunity, and economic achievement (Kagan, 2000). Indonesia, which varies in people characteristics and geographical land scape has experienced this matter

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Analysis Cost of Transportation of Fresh Cassava Roots in SaKaeo Province

This study was aimed to analyze the cost of transportation of cassava roots in Sa Kaeo province and developed guidelines to reduce the cost of transportation from farm to factory. It was found that cassavas were grown in nine districts of Sa Kaeo province in a total of 658,380 rai of land, where there were

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Airlines Companies’ Usage Of Social Media: A Content Analysis of Airlines Companies’ Tweeter Messages

The developments in knowledge and information technologies provide new opportunities for corporations. Corporations are realizing the potential to build relationships with publics using social media.Twitter, as a popular microblogging tool, is a social media platform used by corporations. Twitter has the possibility of informing target audiences about publicity, services and promotions of companies. Additionally, companies

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Analysis on Social Remittances as the Impact of International Migrationcase Study: The Return Migrant Women in East Java, Indonesia

The research examines the return migrant women remittances through social approaches. Remittances are mostly associated with economic contribution since they have given significant impact on increasing household income, influencing the exchange rate, and creating capital stock in most sending countries. Indonesia experiences a definite feminization of migrant labor force. The worker leaving Indonesia for Malaysia,

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“Single Mothers” Between Law and Civil Society in Morocco

Throughout the world, Morocco is cited as an example of moderation and progressiveness in its attitudes and laws regarding women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. However, despite this perception, several Moroccan laws contain deep inequalities for women, which marginalize and stigmatize them. Single mothers are among those women who suffer from

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Reducing Production Costs of Jasmine Rice with Quality Control Circle (QCC)

Our research objective was to find ways to reduce the cost of growing jasmine rice in Chachoengsao, Thailand. The finding revealed that the estimated costs of production were high up to 4,403.39 baht/rai with an average yield of 467.62 kg/rai. The transfer of technologywith a Quality Control Circle was proposed to reduce costs of production.

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Lost in Translation: First Year Physical Education Teachers Experiences with Teaching Sudanese Refugee Students

The purpose of this study was to analyse and explore the experiences of four first year physical education teachers who teach and have taught Sudanese Refugee Students. An interpretative approach was taken to understand the physical educators’ knowledge and understanding of the students learning styles. Data was collected from participant information sheets, interviews, discussion groups

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The Model Development for Integrated Community Welfare Fund Network in the District Level: A Case Study of District in Thailand

This research was the participatory action research. The objectives were to collect the information about community welfare fund and situations of the disadvantages in the community, and to develop the model for integrated appropriate community welfare fund network with the local context according to social capitals and competencies. The study area covers 11 sub-district areas

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Philanthropy, Transparency, and Mass Media in Indonesia; Sustainable Systems of Governance in the Media

Aceh Tsunami in Indonesia on December 26, 2004, is one point behind the changing functions of the media in Indonesia. At that time the media in Indonesia is not only a bearer of news of the disaster, but also the organizations collecting and channeling public funds. One of the media that Metro TV Through “Indonesia

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A Study in Information Usage Behavior of Students in Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University

The study has following objectives as: (1) to study information usage behavior of students in Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, (2) to study about problems in information usage and (3) study about requirements of the students in information usage. Sample comprised of 300 students. Data were collected by questionnaires analyzed by percentage, mean and SD. The results

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An Approach to Enhance the Use of Soft Landscape Principle’s to Save Energy in Housing Projects in Saudi Arabian Cities

The purpose of this paper is to encourage the application of landscape principles as an approach to save energy in housing projects in Saudi Arabian cities. The ultimate goal is to increase the decision makers’ awareness and appreciation of the importance of soft landscape principles to reduce energy consumption. Many concepts and guidelines are presented

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Developing Effective Government Responses to Climate Change: The Case of Australia

The international awareness and emphasis on global climate change has put pressure on national governments to prepare action plans to counter its impact. The imperative to act as quickly as possible is an added strain on national government agents who seek effective and timely responses to this complex problem. A country’s environmental policies are shaped

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A Simulation and Genetic Optimization Framework for Optimizing Nitrogen Fertilization for Rice Crop

Precision agriculture is a technique that can enhance the current agricultural production system dramatically. Optimizing Nitrogen fertilization for rice crop is one of important research issues in Precision agriculture because it can decrease the cost of rice farming, reduce environmental pollution and increase grain yield. The optimal amount of N and schedules depend on several

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Evaluating the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA): Economic, Social and the Environmental Impacts in the Amazon Countries in the Cardoso and Lula Governments (1995-2010)

Since the 1990s Brazil began to take special interest in South American affairs, specifically during the presidencies of Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2002) and Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva (2003-2010), which resulted in the strengthening of “Mercado Comum do Sul” (MERCOSUL). During this period, countries with the highest economic growth were those located around the Pacific

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A Distributed Coverage-based Connectivity Restoration in Wireless Sensor Networks

In recent years, wireless sensor networks have been widely used in many real-life scenari-os, and have become more and more important. However, network connectivity is necessary for sensor network applications. When some of sen-sor nodes fail (due to energy depletion or de-struction), it will cause the network disconnected. How to restore network connectivity is very

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Job Resources and Job Performance of Universitas Terbuka’s Lectures

Institutional supports to lecturers/staff play a very important role in increasing the job performance. These supports include the availability of job resources (supervisor support, peer support, the conducive and harmonious environment-working atmosphere, and lecturer/staff’s autonomy in completing tasks and making decision). This descriptive study aims to find out the relationship and the influence between the

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Collaboration for SUCCESS in Science

Project SUCCESS (Science Understanding through a Collaborative Commitment to Enduring Student Success) is a collaborative effort to improve elementary school science teaching and learning in a northeastern state in the US. This project is in response to the need to address the under-preparedness of K-6 teachers to teach science that is often reported in the

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Poverty and Local Development in Mexico: Seeking Solutions

Nowadays, Mexico is involved in two important processes: in the economic sphere, the Mexican government is engaged in an ongoing process of integration into the international economy. On the political and social level, is building a solid democracy system. However, the two processes are complex and are often characterized by the forgetfulness of “local development”.

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Fish Amino Acid Efficiency in the Growth of Spirulina Platensis

This study looked at the efficiency of fish amino acid on the growth of Spirulina platensis in two samples of fish amino acid in five concentrations, i.e., 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 %. The first sample composed of fish and molasses in a 1:1 ratio; the second was 1:0.5. They were both allowed to

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Multi-track Diplomacy in China-Sudan Energy Relations

In January 2011, South Sudan voted overwhelmingly in a referendum for independence and the partition of Sudan took place in July 2011. The post-split environment did not bring the anticipated peace as the sides failed to agree on a number of outstanding territorial disputes. On the surface, the disputes are centered on the oil fields

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The Safety and Behavior of the Machinery Practical Training Factories in Campus

This study is about a survey on the safety and behavior of the practical training factories in colleges, and the study object is a practical training factory in a technical college in Taiwan, separately based on the college department like mechanical engineering, automatic engineering and industrial management. We use statistics analysis software SPSS to sampling

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The Development of Information Resources in Library Search System Based on RFID

The objectives of this research were to develop the development of information resources in library search system based on RFID. The research methodology was composed of three steps. Firstly, the IR form and model were synthesized through gathering and elicitation IR. Secondly, the IR system was analyzed, designed, and implemented. Last, the IR system was

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The Tendency of Spatial Layout Changes in Design of Terraced Houses in Melaka Tengah, Malaysia

Terraced house modification has been a trend in recent years. It has been done excessively either with or without consent from the local authorities. However, there are no proper steps taken to overcome this problem. The reason is that terraced house modification has become a necessity for the resident to cater for the growing number

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The Roles of ASTV Channel on Political Socialization: A Case Study of ASTV Channel Audiences in Maha SaraKham

The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD)’s political rally resisting Thaksin system for 193 days is not only the longest rally in Thailand’s history, but also the new political phenomenon in television industry. The mentioned broadcast had audiences from across Thailand and eventually caused a major political change. Maha Sarakham has a political stronghold of the

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A Low Powered NAS-based Web Server for Small and Medium Enterprises

Small and Medium sized Enterprises or SMEs are companies that have a small number of personnel. In Thailand, SMEs outnumber large enterprise significantly. Both large and small enterprises have equal footing in term of their identities on the Internet. Some successful Internet-based firms do not operate brick and mortar stores and do business solely through

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Fashion as Communication: A Semiotic Analysis on Dagadu’s T-shirts as a Counter-hegemony toward Americanization

This paper elaborates how Dagadu as one of creative design producers in Indonesia employs a counter-hegemonic movement toward American culture that dominates Indonesians’ everyday life by parodying global symbols from America on its t-shirts. Gramsci distinguishes between coercive control which is manifest through direct force or the threat of force, and consensual control which arises

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Sustainability of Customary Society: A Case Study of Lampung, Indonesia

Since the collapse of Soeharto’s dictatorship (1966-1998), the democratization and decentralization are in progress in Indonesia. Also got out of the financial crisis then, Indonesia is now enjoying the benefits of economic expansion. Here, we will discuss about the sustainability of custom (adat) amidst these changes based on the cases from Lampung, Indonesia. Lampung is

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A Model of Local Wisdom Transference Pertaining to the Making Palm Juice at Ban Paknam, Chachoengsao

This qualitative research aimed to study and develop a model of transferring local wisdom concerning how to make sugar palm juice at Ban Paknam, Chachoengsao Province, Thaland. The research sample consisted of local people of a village in Paknam Sub-District, Bangkhla, Chachoengsao, which two local experts conveyed the knowledge of making sugar palm juice, 16

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The Role and Impacts of Social Media in Social Movements: “Example of the Arab Spring”

New communication networks provided by developments in internet technologies allow people to get more reliable and secure information or knowledge. Today people can get first hand information directly without using secondary sources. Needs of getting information from reliable sources among people have been rapidly increasing in the last years. After the increasing importance of internet

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Assessment and Filling of Gaps of the Anti-Dengue Program in the Philippines

Dengue outbreaks have claimed lives of Filipinos. It has no specific treatment yet but can be prevented and controlled. The Philippine Department of Health is continually doing its program to prevent Dengue and control it. This study generally aimed to assess the gaps in the management of programs against Dengue in the Philippines. Specifically it

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Exploring Sites for Sustainable Development in Bang-Khla, Thailand

The objective of this study was to explore specific sites, which could be developed and linked to the Bang-khla District of Chachoengsao’s floating market for sustainable tourism. The study consisted of a survey of important places in the Bang-khla District and nearby areas. Merchants and local people were interviewed on the impact of the floating

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Preliminary Findings on the Willingness to Participate in Oral Cancer Screening among the High-Risk People; A Study of a Muslim Predominant Community in Narathiwat, South Thailand

Objective: This research aimed to study the willingness to participate in oral screening among high risk people who have practiced long-term smoking and betel quid chewing in one Muslim predominant community in Narathiwat province, Thailand. Method: This cross-sectional study adopted five distinctive variables of the Health Belief Model Theory in explaining the willingness to participate

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Reflection on Grammar Teaching Textbooks and the Underlining Approaches for Further Development: The Case of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Although a wide range of theories and approaches for teaching grammatical rules of English have been extensively discussed in the research on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pedagogy, the most convenient approach applied by the language teachers seems to be textbook-based. Yet, little has been done to analyze grammar textbooks and their underlying pedagogical