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Transcript: The flowers, seed, leaves and roots are edible (and delicious) Way of life, belief through nature and harmony you can be happy Pieces are flat circular disks engraved with a chinese character usually colored red and black (names usually differ on the two sides) About 9.6 million square km and has a coastline of about 18,000 km Daoism Plateaus, foothills and mountains occupy 2/3 of the area One of the most popular board games in China Strategy board game for two players, the game representing a battle between two armies with the object of capturing the opponents general. Japan called it an "incident", as there was no formal declaration of war Pre-Wedding Rituals I Ching is one of the oldest chinese classic texts The second meaning is purification. The purity of the spirit born from the muddy water Lotus Flowers Luo means everything, Pan means bowl Density about 6,898 people per square km Spoken, there many different dialects Focuses more on the individual, sprirtual life, while Confucianism focuses on the social and moral side of life. Strongly emphasizes Social Order and fulfillment of Responsibilities Scientifically- low-frequency, highly concentrated form of infrared radiation Concubines were guarded by Eunuchs Qi - the life energy contained within matter Chinese Emperors often kept thousands Chinese resistance to the Japanese expanding influence in Chinese territory and the Japanese attempting to dominate China Usually using methods of child raising from China and parts of East Asia Located on a peninsula Primary purpose is to acheieve harmony The second Sino-Japanese War Yin-Yang- the belief that totally opposites exist in harmony and are interdependent (one can not exist without the other) Bagua: an octagonal grid containing the symbols of the I Ching Began in 500 B.C., and helps in forming Chinese character and behavior Written, there are two types of Chinese, simplified and traditional Mandarin and Cantonese are just two major types of dialect (dialect depends on region) Nelumbo Nucifera Wedding Day Ceremonies About 121 square km Belief is that it is best to live in harmony with the Dào to attain Longevity The bride's family prepares dowry and give a list of the dowries to the groom's family. A strict or demanding mother who pushes her children to high levels of achievement China- Purpose was to gain balance in life Feng means Wind, Shui means Water In Chinese, it is known as the War of Resistance Against Japan Characteristics of a Tiger Mom Mandarin is a tonal language with four different tones and the same word pronounced in different tones have different meaning Red flowers symbolizes emotions within the heart Chinese Weddings The blanks stripe between is the river (the elephant can not go past and the soldier is "promoted" when it crosses 1945- China becomes one of the founding members of the United Nations 1946- Second Chinese Civil War 1948- Government of the Republic of China established 1949- Nanjing, capital of the Communist Party in China, falls 1949- People's Republic of China founded After the Japan-China War Also a tonal language, but with 6-9 tones and different vowels and consonants Everything in the universe flows the the Dào Men who have been castrated Dào means the "way" or path" Mandarin is the official language of China (Pu Tōng Huà) Pieces on the board are played on the lines of a grid of nine files and ten ranks A woman contracted to a man as a secondary wife, often having few legal rights and low social status and unable to marry the men they served Centered on the ideas of the dynamic balance of opposites, the evolution of events as a process, and acceptance of the inevitability of change They can live for over a thousand years The day after the wedding, the bride should get up early and make a meal for the groom's family Three days after the wedding, the groom and bride will go back to visit the bride's parents. Chinese Chess (Xiàng qí) White flowers symbolize purity High Standards-expecting and insisting on the best Most concubines were commoners and slaves and inferior to the wives The main tools used in a feng shui are the compass and bagua Blue flowers symbolizes knowledge, wisdom and intelligence Children are filial to parents The bridesmaids will play door game with the groom and his attendants. As in everyone has a defined role and proper ways of acting toward each other Obedience to Authority Concubines Will light the dragon and phoenix candle to drive away the evil spirit Newlyweds will drink wine from two cups tied together with a red string, arms crossed from each other Concubines were sometime buried alive with their master to keep him company in the afterlife The Assignment Mandarin is romanised into Pīn Yīn Feng Shui was widely used to orient buildings One of the meanings of a lotus flower is from the ability to rise and bloom above the muddy

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Transcript: 14th Week Consulting interns can be expensive Time and Money Personal Experience Preliminary Design Stage NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 New and Existing Education, Business, and Mercantile Definition of Project This app would be used to provide interns and recent graduates with an outline of guidelines for how to design and review designs of specific occupancies. With the given time frame, I will be writing the information that will go into the app Begin parametric study: Speak with my mentor and Jason to understand more about what critical variables I could concentrate on for this app. Choose those parameters and begin my study Gather information from NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 for new and existing education, business, and mercantile occupancies. By: Breanne Thompson Next Steps (Continued) Finish preparing for Draft of Analysis Pull together and discuss results of project Draw my conclusions and state future work needed Turn in Final Paper! 10th and 11th Week Turn in my parametric study Begin draft of analysis Map out the process of the app for the key elements 15th Week References Next Steps 7th Week Prepare for Final Presentation Summarize my draft of analysis into presentation Work on how to incorporate a live demonstration for my presentation App Development Background Information 8th-9th Week Continuous Process Objective-C for Apple products Java for Android products 6 months of studying Places to Learn: Codecademy, iOS Dev Center, Android Developers Training Hire App Developer will cost thousands Prepare Final Paper Dive into Shark Tank! 1. 2. 6th Week Background Presentation 12th-13th Week

Chinese Historical Background

Transcript: Yuan Dynasty Genghis Khan established this dynasty This was the first foreign rule Flourishing trade conquered by Mongols 2nd foreign dynasty- Manchurian Unrest toppled dynasty and imperial rule Avoided outside influences An Empire with an expanse from the Pacific Ocean the borders of Persia and India The worlds most efficient system of government. This was the Golden Age of China. Gun powder(in the use of fireworks and such) and block printing were invented.the chinese were far more advanced than western europe at this time. Religion (1122-256 BC) The Ming Dynasty Chou Dynasty Chinese Religions consisted of Confusionism Buddhism Taoism The Shang Dynasty started around 1600 BC with the capital being Anyang. The government was a monarchy with the language of the people being Old Chinese. The dynasty ended when the Zhou Dynasty took over. Han Dynasty Han Dynasty During this time the chinese established trade with Europe and Western Asia This dynasty was short lived during the chin dynasty a complex The iconic Great Wall of china was built during this time The T'ang Dynasty Central Asians They overthrew the Shang Dynasty The Chinese made advances in philosophy, despite the political turmoil. The Song Dynasty ruled from (1644-1911) Chinese Historical Background 1600 BC - 1046 BC Began in the Yellow River Basin in North China In 1600 BC they developed a complex economic and social system Ch'ing Dynasty Ch'in Dynasty China located in east asia

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Transcript: Real action and accountability Amnesty International Non-state actors/ Rebel Groups?? ...and what about men?? ignoring male rape victims? would rape exist without a man? Weapons of War: Rape UN as an Arena - NGO's - Discussion and dialogue Arena Instrument Actor Critical Thinking Weapons of War: Rape UN as an instrument UNSC Resolution 1820 (2008) UN as an Actor - UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict Weapons of War: Rape Problems with 1820 "Roles and Functions of International Organizations" "Sexual violence, when used as a tactic of war in order to deliberately target civilians or as a part of a widespread or systematic attack against civilian populations, can significantly exacerbate situations of armed conflict and may impede the restoration of international peace and security… effective steps to prevent and respond to such acts of sexual violence can significantly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security" (UNSC Resolution 1820, p. 2)" Background Presentation- Kristin Mann Weapons of War: Rape Brief Insight - used to manipulate social control - destabilize communities - weaken ethnic groups and identities Examples: - Sudanese Militia - Rwanda Genocide - DRC Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Increased Data Collection by international organizations - determine humanitarian responses - ensures justice and reparation - provides recognition and dignity

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Transcript: Death rate 2012: 12.84 deaths/1,000 population (World ranking: 22) Infant (Child Mortality) Total: 79.02 deaths/1,000 live births (world ranking: 10) HIV/AIDS (2) Appropriate Technology Landlocked country Great African Rift Valley system: East – Lake Malawi South – mountains, tropical palm-lined beaches Mainly a large plateau, with some hills Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) Almost 1 million people have AIDS 60% of these are female Declining in urban areas, Rising in rural areas Leading cause of death amongst adults Contributes to the low life expectancy: 54.2 years 209th ranking (One of the lowest) 500,000 children have been orphaned due to AIDs Micro-finance Policy Framework and Strategies (Health SWAp) increasing the availability and accessibility of antenatal services; utilization of skilled health personnel during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period at all levels of the health system; strengthening the capacity of individuals and institutions to improve maternal and neonatal health; increasing the number of skilled health personnel; constructing and upgrading health facilities to offer essential health services particularly focusing on rural and underserved areas; and provision of ARVs and micronutrients during pregnancy. Geography of Malawi CCST 9004 Appropriate Technology for the Developing World Indicator 3: Literacy Rate of 15 – 24 year-olds According to the World Bank, microfinance is defined as: Microfinance is the provision of financial services to the entrepreneurial poor.This definition has two important features:it emphasizes a range of financial services—not just credit— and it emphasizes the entrepreneurial poor. Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education Appropriate Technology: SIRDAMAIZE 113 Population: 16,777,547 (estimated in July 2013) Population growth rate: 2.758% (2012 est.) (World ranking: 18) Age structure Children: 50% of total population HIV/AIDS Human Resources Education Poverty Food Insecurity Erratic Rainfall Patterns/Droughts Corruption Lack of Foreign Investment Languages Indicator 5: Proportion of seats held by women in National Parliaments Central Region: 1-9 (Yellow) *Capital: Lilongwe Northern Region: 10-15 (Red) Southern Region: 16-27 (Green) Lake Malawi (Blue) Land surface area 45,747 square miles Challenges: · shortage of qualified primary school teachers; · inadequate physical infrastructure; · poor retention of girls mainly from standard five to eight; · high disease burden due to HIV and AIDS consequently leadinto absenteeism, especially among girls who take care of the sick · Poverty levels are high in rural areas. Malawi – Climate/Agriculture Trading partners: South Africa, Zambia, China, US Challenges: · shortage of qualified primary school teachers; · inadequate physical infrastructure; · poor retention of girls mainly from standard five to eight; · high disease burden due to HIV and AIDS consequently leading to absenteeism especially among girls who take care of the sick; and · poor participation of school committees and their communities in school management. · Poverty levels are high in rural areas. 1 Doctor per 50,000 people Hinders the ability to deliver medical services to people in need Reason: Emigration Lack of access to education Aggravated by AIDS > 4 nurses are lost each month This also affects other sectors: Government Business Farmers Human Resources HIV/AIDS - Contemporary GDP: US $14.58 billion (2012 est.) (World ranking: 142) Labor force: agriculture: 90%; industry and services: 10% (2003 est.) Countries main income Agriculture Main crops: maize, tobacco, tea, sugar cane, groundnuts, cotton, wheat, coffee, and rice Industry: tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods Challenges: limited capacity in terms of human and material resources to facilitate adult literacy and continuing education; early marriages perpetuated by socioeconomic factors; socio–cultural factors that make people believe that men should be leaders while women are followers; and, poor learning environment which affects girls in primary and secondary schools e.g. sanitary facilities, long distances to education facilities, extra burden from domestic chores especially for adolescent girls resulting into high dropout rate. 1964: Independent from Britain Indicator 1: Maternal Mortality Ratio Malawi Demographics Problems - Outline Indicator 4: Share of Women in Wage Employment in the Non- Agriculture Sector measure of employment opportunities ( i.e equal proportions of men and women in formal employment) Yet, more women participate in the agriculture sector than in the formal wage employment especially in jobs that require professional qualifications. Due to: literacy levels, gender disparity and cultural values. Facts About the Product: Drought tolerant maize variant Able to mature under limited rainfall Suitable for marginal rainfall areas 136 days to mature Normally: 150 – 180 days Able to mature under limited rainfall Suitable for marginal rainfall areas

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