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Preference Pattern for Mobile Phone and Conventional Tools in Task Performance by Students of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

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Mobile phones have become very popular among people in different countries of the world and apart from the traditional role of making and receiving of calls; they have been adopted for several other uses. Its use for those activities tends to pose challenge to the conventional media tools that are used traditionally to perform those activities. The study thus aims at determining the pattern of mobile phone usage by students of Delta State University, Abraka; their preference pattern for mobile telephone and conventional media tools in carrying out certain activities; and the implication of their use of mobile telephone on conventional media toolsThe study adopted the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), which explains how a person comes to accept and use an information technology. Survey and questionnaire were used as the research method and instrument respectively. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics. The study found that the students preferred using mobile phones to perform tasks that were originally performed with conventional media tools; and the use of mobile phone by the students also suggested a diminishing patronage of conventional media tools. The study recommends that providers of those conventional media tools should improve on their services to avoid losing patronage, and they should make their products and services adaptable to mobile phone users in order to boost patronage.

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Taxation an Effective Tool for Income Re-Distribution in Nigeria

and Park. Oladiran, A. (2009). Resources taxation as a tool for development, I.E.I.R.2. Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited and Contributors. Osemeke, M. (2010). Practical approach to taxation and tax management. Benin City: Ethiope Publishing Corporation, Ring Road. Saez, E. (2004). Direct or indirect tax instruments for redistribution: Short-run versus long-run. Journal of Public Economics, 58 (2), 503-518. Weller, C.E., & Rao, M. (2008). Can progressive taxation contribute to economic development

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Terrorism on the Limits of the Legal Science

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This article will be focused on the political crime which means all political offenses and criminal offenses which is expressly prescribed by the criminal law of a state. Briefly, according to the science of psychology, characterization of a crime in general is of special importance and decisive motive of its author. So, regardless of the offense committed, if its author is no political motive, then his works have described as a political offense. According to the theories of realism, given a definition named differently as psycho-social dynamic, which considers terrorism as a political offense in all cases when the perpetrator, the victim or any institution structured social qualifies it as a political offense. From the moment the first setting of a particular criminal offense as political, she should be treated as such by the other participants in the proceedings. Every society, time and state has its political crime. This form of criminal action is always present when certain political forces with different criminal tools, are trying to change, alternation or preservation of the existing order and socio-political. So, in all ages and countries has been a political alternative structure, criminal manifestations of which, unlike other forms of criminal activity, are labeled as "political crime.

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Correlation of Body Perceptions and Eating Disorders of 9-12 years old Children in Bratislava

. Children's Eating Attitudes Test (Ch-EAT) [online]. Ottawa, 2012. Available from: http://www.excellenceforchildandyouth.ca/support-tools/measureprofile?id=76 ROLLAND, K, FARNILL, D and GRIFFITHS, R. Body figure perceptions and eating attitudes among Australian schoolchildren aged 8 to 12 year olds. Department of Behavioral Studies, Sydney Australia, 1995. SPITZER, B. L., HENDERSON, K. A. and ZIVIAN, M. T. Gender differences in population versus media body sizes: A comparison over four decades. Sex Roles, 1999, 40, 545

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Civic Engagement and Environmental Sustainability in Teaching and Learning at Higher Education Institution in South Africa

., Muller, W. J., & Wilhelmi, B. S. (2012). Microbial monitoring of surface water in South Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9(8), 2669-2693. Luyt, C. D., Muller, W. J., & Tandlich, R. (2011a). Low-cost tools for microbial quality assessment of drinking water in South Africa. HealthMed, 5(6), Supplement 1, 1868-1877. Luyt, C. D., Muller, W. J., & Tandlich, R. (2011b). Factors influencing the results of microbial surface water testing in South Africa. International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 301

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Moral Reciprocity, Ethics of Appropriation of Indigenous Medicinal Plant Knowledge and Associated Biopiracy

.co.za. (2016). General Ethical Guidelines for the Healthcare Professions. Retrieved from http://www.hpcsa.co.za/Conduct/Ethics Hpcsa.co.za. (2018). Overview - HPCSA . Retrieved from http://www.hpcsa.co.za/Professionals Hutchens, A. (1991). Indian herbalogy of North America . Boston: Shambhala. Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2019). Pareto Chart . Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/ParetoDiagram.aspx Jahanbegloo, R., & Parekh, B. (2011). Talking Politics. Oxford University Press. Joubert, E., & de Beer, D

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The Influence of Modern Media on the Development of Fan Groups and the Promotion of Hooliganism

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Since the first sport duels, and with the development of sport through the ages, there were sport fans that cheered either for one or the other opponent and in that way they showed their sympathy. As the time passed, they organized themselves in fan groups, and they became not only an agent of socialization, but also a very important factor in directing social happenings. Hooliganism was created in modern society, and it had devastating effects on both sport and socially-political relations. The functioning of the fan groups that embraces hooliganism, demands high level of organization, so the modern media became a major tool of communication. The aim of this work is to determine in which way, not only the modern media but more importantly the internet sites and the social media of the fan groups, have been used for not only promoting and giving information about their actions, goals and attitude but also promotion of hooliganism.

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The Influence of Study Specialization on the Moral Reasoning in University Students

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Significant importance has been attributed to moral judgment with regard to the moral and complex personal development of an individual. The study is focused on the moral thinking of university students, being interested in whether or not and to what extent does the university students´ specialization of study affect their moral judgment. A total of 180 students participated in the survey, half of them with technical specialization and the other half with humane disciplines. The Moral Judgment Test was used as a research tool for measuring their moral reasoning. The results showed a significant relation between the students´ moral reasoning and study specialization. Students with humane study specialization showed a much higher level of moral reasoning, referring to an input in the discussion on the method of developing university students´ moral competences.

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Barometer of Inclusive Education – Concept, Methodology and Preliminary Results in Selected European Countries

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This paper presents concept, methodology and preliminary results of a European research project on inclusive education of persons with disabilities. The project pathways to inclusion (p2i) is funded by the EU Commission and coordinated by the European umbrella organization European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD). To get an overview on legal situations, practice and progression related to inclusive education a ‘barometer assessment’ instrument was developed and applied in 10 EU countries. The barometer criteria are deducted from Art. 24 of UN CRPD, the methodology follow the idea of the Open Method of Coordination and is explained as an information based rating. Selected results of the assessment are presented. The barometer instrument has proven as an effective tool for data analysis and assessment.

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Original research article. Outdoor Activities-A Space Releasedfrom “Chains” of Competitionresults

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Due to misinterpretation of sport results achievements, many victims have fallen in recent past. Energy focused toward an opponent can be transformed to achieving success in another way (aikido, kung-fu yoga...). Goal of sport competition is mastering an opponent, but goal and philosophical approach of outdoor activities is mastering self limitations and increasing self abilities. Influence of commercialization of sport as upgraded part of society is negative in several different ways, starting with alienation of all participants of sport until degeneration of management process. Sport outdoor activities are not comfortable with numerical system of values forced upon them. The example of outdoor activities is a great tool to perceive the entire future of phenomenology of competition, which show us tendency of forthcoming end. In relation to this, we can reassess definition of sport itself where dominant role is a competition as its integral part.

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