Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2020 Edition - GSJ Journal Publication
      
Seaport development as a agents for economic growth and international
OWOPUTI Adetose EmmanuelSeaport remains the most feasible for the activities of terminals, where loading and off-loading
of water vehicles, vessel, ships, ferries and all activities to ensure that what comes in or go
out are checked to meet the national and international rules and regulation guiding port
activities. It is also a point of revenue generation and tax payment on goods and service
rendered. The need for a seaport/ terminal is of economic functioning and technological
movement and transfer of goods and services, with modern technology equipment and
professional managerial ability. This has strong impact on the building or construction of
seaport for economic development and international trade. The type of port, size and
infrastructures available , and it location, have great impact on it operations.
FACTORS EFFECTING TO THE PROFITABILITY OF HOTEL AND TRAVELING COMPANIES LISTED IN COLOMBO STOCK EXCHANGE [PDF]
HMDN SomathilakeHotel and travelling sector is one of a growing area in Sri Lankan economy earning highest profits comparing with the other sectors. The study explores factors effecting to the profitability of hotel and tourism sector companies in Colombo Stock Ex-change (CSE) during the period 2015-2019. The research employs 35 hotel and travelling sector companies for the study. Dif-ferent factors affecting to profitability of hotel and travelling sector such as Firm size, Investment, Debt, Firm age were identi-fied as the independent variables where the profitability was the dependent variable. The data were analyzed and hypothe-ses were tested using descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and regression analysis. The findings revealed that, firm size and investment have a significant positive effect on profitability of hotel and traveling sector companies in Sri Lanka. There-fore, Sri Lankan hotel and travelling sector companies should be given high attention for these two factors.
Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms from East India: A Six-yearSingle Center Study [PDF]
Mesi Mathew, Mark C Chikani, Sujeet K Mcher, Harsh Jain, Sunandan Basu, Enoch O Uche, Laxmi Tripathy2, Wilfred Mezue1The availability of information on intracranial aneurysms from different parts of the world has led to a better understanding of ethno-geographic variations of the disease. This voluntarily impacted positively on the evolution of management over the years.
Methods: This was a retrospective study of patients managed in a neurosurgical institution in East India. A search for patients managed for aneurysmal sub-arachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) was made from the Operation theatre logbooks and patient details obtained from Integrated Hospital database system from June 2010 to November 2016. With the aid of a questionnaire, biodata, clinical profile, radiologic findings and management modalities were extracted. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS for Windows, version 21 (SPSS, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA).
Results: 107 patients with 126 aneurysms were identified. Age ranged from 14-76 years, with a mean age of 50.3 ±13. Peak incidence was at 6th decade. Female to Male ratio of 1.4:1. Ictus to presentation interval varied between 1-69 days (Mean 9.1±11.6). Only 25.3% presented within the 1st 24 hours post ictus. The most common presenting features were severe throbbing headache (91.6%) and altered consciousness (50.5%). The predominant diagnostic modalities were Cranial CT and CT angiography. The Number of aneurysms ranged from 1 to 4, with a mean number of 1.18 aneurysms per patient (SD±0.5). Ninety three (86.9%) occurred as single aneurysm while 14 (13.1%) were part of multiple aneurysms. Anterior communicating (ACOM) artery was the most common location of ruptured aneurysm (32.7%). The aneurysm largest mean diameter was 6.9mm (SD± 4.2).Sixty percent of the aneurysms were <7mm, and 88.6% were <10mm in diameter.
Clipping was the main treatment modality (83.2%) and Coiling (10.3%). Good outcome, defined as Glasgow Outcome Score (GOS) of 4& 5, was achieved in 77 patients (72%) and (28%) poor outcome. Significant association was noticed between WFNS (World Federation of Neurological Societies) grade on admission and outcome at discharge. (p = 0.027).
Conclusion: A small mean size of <7mm characterized the demographic profile of ruptured intra-cranial aneurysms in this study that largely had other features consistent with findings in the literature. The surgical outcome grossly was good.
TERRORIST ATTACKS AND THE INFLUENCE OF ILLICIT OR HARD DRUGS: IMPLICATIONS TO BORDER SECURITY IN WEST AFRICA [PDF]
Temitope Francis Abiodun (Ph.D)The West African sub-region has experienced a devastating surge in terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets for over one and half decades now. And this has remained one of the main obstacles to sustenance of peaceful co-existence in the region. There are myriads of terrorist attacks from various groups on all spheres of lives and across the West African borders: Boko Haram, ISWAP (Islamic State West African Province), Al-Barakat, Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa among others have targeted and claimed several lives and property razed in some African states of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and others any time they are under the influence on illicit or hard drugs. The brutal terrorist threats have affected every strata of life and led to untold displacements in the region. This study interrogates and establishes there is usual synergy between the terrorists and influence of illicit drugs or hard drugs while carrying out their heinous acts or brutal killings in the region. The study therefore recommends there is need for collaborative efforts of all states in West Africa to tackle the menace, increase in intelligence gathering and sharing among the security agencies across borders, setting up of a Joint Military Forces among members states, blockage of illicit or drug trafficking in the region, closure of borders among others, towards nipping the menace in bud.
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ON-LINE PHARMA DATABANK USING DATA WAREHOUSE TECHNOLOGY [PDF]
Ayeni, Joshua. A., Akinyemi, Olorunsesan and Lawal O.O.The sharing of information and statistical reporting have been synonymous with databases as long as there are systems to host them. Databases have increased in sizes and often require enormous processing time and more sophisticated in order to get useful results for today’s pharma enterprises. Users expect the sharing of information and results in a prompt, timely, efficient, and secure manner for useful decision making. However, due to the sheer number of databases within the pharma industries, getting the data in an effective manner requires a coordinated effort between the various existing systems. The real need today is to have a central server for the storage of data that users can easily make use of in order to make decisions that would enhance the growth and performance of the enterprise. The multiple databases that pharmaceutical companies make use today fall short of their basic requirements and therefore the need for a Pharma data warehouse. In this paper, a pharma data warehouse was developed from existing transactional databases (dimensional) using data warehousing technique of extraction, cleansing and transforming and loading the existing data into an actual data warehouse from which statistical reporting are made easier. Finally, there are explanations for how users will consume the data in the Pharma data warehouse, such as through statistical and other business intelligence reporting.
GENOME EDITING USING CRISPR AND ITS ETHICAL ISSUES [PDF]
Nejat Siraj MohammedClustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) are short motifs of DNA commonly found in chromosomal and plasmid DNA, which are separated with other unique sequences. Even though it was discovered in a bacteria, it has been applied in health care, environmental biology, veterinary science and agricultural trials with the most popular application being in cancer research. The technique is commonly used on somatic cells for gene editing; However, its use in germline cells still ethically controversial. The main ethical issues of gene editing by CRISPR that are discussed in this review are; safety issues, its misuse, unequal access to the classes of the population and ecological considerations. Some unsolved technical complications in CRISPR and limited knowledge of human germ cells are some of the obstacles for performing a safe gene editing in humans. In addition to this, due to uncontrolled usage and limited access, the technology may serve for the individual purposes of some people. Future perspectives including regulated usage as well as equal access are also other points of concern which would be achieved by introducing a consensus among all countries.
Suitable Stadium Roof Covering Materials for Nigerian Climate [PDF]
EJIKE ALOYSIUS CHUKWUEMEKA, supervisor; Dr. Ferdinand Daminaboh F.This paper try to evaluate the different materials used in stadium roof cover and seek to give their merits and demerits, in respect to light weight, durability, light transparency, ability to withstand the ultra effect of the sun rays and also with particular reference to the Nigerian Climate. It also identifies materials that can help bring about enhancement in stadium designs. A good stadium roof cover is one that does not permit the reflection of the sun shadows on the playing field, one that is light weight to ensure that a greater percentage of a stadium is spanned, covered and protected from climatic elements. This is of great importance because with the advancement of technology, it is now very easy for people to watch various stadium event from the comfort of their various homes, without having to visit the stadium. This alone calls for the provision of attractive and comfort features that will make a one time visitor, looks forward to visiting again, therefore a good stadium Infrastructure is paramount to a great stadium event. This paper is expected to give insight in stadium roof covering which will in turn, lead to a better stadium design and construction in the Nigerian sports industry.
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS AND DUAL CAPACITY OF FEEDING ACTIVITY IN FISH-A REVIEW [PDF]
Fittrie Meyllianawaty PratiwySuch a rhythmic behavioral patterns in fish appeared under influence of biological clock and might driven by biological clock, circadian rhythm. This phenomenon has been studied from several decades ago and showed varied among the research. Under the circadian rhythm experiments with a constant environmental condition, one individual has a possibility to show a free running phenomenon in its feeding activity. Interestingly, in one individual species showed a circadian rhythm longer than 24 hours and shorter than 24 hours. Those fish seemed to have a dual biological clock system and this circadian system may affect the seasonal change of diel feeding activity syn-chronizing with the change of natural photoperiod. Dualistic feeding pattern might be controlled by two independent oscillators which entrained by light and food.
Lauric Acid on Edible Films: A Review [PDF]
Irfa Nursyabani, Emma Rochima, Asep Agus HandakaSevere environmental pollution cause by plastic food packaging has raise considerable interest in edible and biodegradable films made from renewable natural polymers. Several strategies have been used to produced edible films with better performances. One of those strategies is incorporating fatty acids into edible films as film forming materials, plasticizer or additives. Lauric acid is a medium-length chain fatty acid derived from natural renewable resources with numerous applications in various fields. Lauric acid has been shown to have an antimicrobial effects and good water barrier protection for films. This review discusses the application of lauric acid in the field of edible film for food protection. The properties effected by lauric acid content on the films are also discussed.
EFFECT OF DIVIDEND POLICY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SOME LISTED CONSUMER GOODS COMPANIES IN NIGERIA. [PDF]
Shuaibu Abubakar,Bala Ado Kofarmata, Muhammed Alhaji AbubakarThis study examine the effect of dividend policy on the performance of eleven (11) listed consumer goods companies in Nigeria for the period of Ten (10) years, from 2008 to2017. The aim is to examine the effect of dividend policy variables; dividend payout ratio (DPR), dividend yield (DY) and dividend per share (DPS), on financial performance of the listed consumer goods companies in Nigeria. Specifically return on equity (ROE) was considered as financial performance measurement. The study adopted Expost-Facto research design. Data was collected from the annual financial statements of the eleven 11 companies and was analyzed using correlation and regression with aid of Stata version 14. The study reveals that dividend payout ratio(DPR), dividend per share (DPS) are positively related and significant in predicting the financial performance (ROE) of the consumer goods companies while dividend yield (DY) is found to be insignificant in predicting the financial performance of the companies. the study, therefore, recommended that the listed consumer goods companies should pay dividend as it sends good signal to the existing shareholder and attract more potential investors.
UTILIZATION OF RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF OIL EXTRACTION FROM ALGAE [PDF]
Lamido Sani Inuwa, Aminu Uba Alhassan, Muazu IbrahimIn this study, algae oil extraction with n-hexane was investigated. The effects of extraction Time, Particle size, and Solvent volume on the yield were studied using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). Optimization of algae oil solvent extraction using Box-Behnken Design was used to generate 15 experimental runs in a three-factor-three level design to investigate the optimum conditions for the extraction process and the selected variables were Time (1, 2, 3 h), Particle size (0.154, 0.45, 0.90 mm) and Solvent volume (100, 125, 150 ml) and oil yield were evaluated as the response. In this result, a minimum oil yield of 6.5% and maximum of 20.1% was realized. The optimum yield (13.79%) was obtained using the polynomial model of quadratic form, at the Time of 2.7758 h, Particle size of 0.4375 mm, and Solvent volume of 156.56 ml, respectively. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) showed R-square value of 0.99995 and adjusted R-square of 0.99964. Selected physiochemical properties [Saponification value, Acid value, Iodine value, Peroxide value, Density, pH, and Free fatty acid] of the extracted oil were determined according to American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Standards, to be [79.1 KOH/g, 1.79 mg, 96.2, 48.2, 0.8891 g/cm3, 6.9, and 0.89 %] respectively.
ANTENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF CYTIC LUNG ADENOMATOID MALFORMATION : ABOUT TWO CASES [PDF]
GHADDAB IMEN, MHABRICH HOUDA, HAJJAJI AWATEF, FALEH RAJA.Cystic adenomatoid lung malformation (CALM) is one of the most common lesions of lung malformations. They typically represent 25% of congenital lung lesions and 71% of pulmonary malformations diagnosed in utero. The aim of this work is to specify the interest of antenatal imagery in the positive, differential diagnosis and the prognosis of CALM, by presenting two cases of the latter supported in the departments of Radiology and Obstetrics Gynecology of the Maternity Center of Monastir. The antenatal diagnosis of CALM was made by obstetric ultrasound in the two cases. In the first observation, the discovery of this malformation was made at 24 weeks’ gestation and was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 28 weeks. The ante and post natal evolution was favorable with surgical treatment at 1 year and the histology had confirmed the diagnosis, it was a type III of the classification of Stocker. Whereas in the second case, the prenatal diagnosis was made at a later stage, motivated by the installation of a severe hydramnios. The fetus carried a complicated macrocystic CALM of fetal anasrca, severe hydramnios. The evolution was marked by the occurrence of an intrauterine death (IUD) at 36 weeks’ gestation.
IMPLICATIONS OF THE ABSENCE OF QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN GHANA TO SUPPORT PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ TECHNOLOGY TRAINING [PDF]
BERNARD WIAFE AKAADOMEfforts have been made by governments and educational stakeholders to inject funds in procuring and expanding technology infrastructure for teacher training institutions and equipping teacher educators through various intervention programmes to ensure that teacher educators are able to deliver technology integrated lessons and teach teacher trainees to be able to use technology to deliver instruction yet there have been challenges with using technology to teach by pre-service teachers. This study aimed at investigating into the presence or otherwise of qualified technicians in colleges of education in Ghana and how this is affecting the training of pre-service teachers to integrate technology into teaching and learning. A qualitative approach was adopted to gather data from teacher educators and pre-service teachers in order to verify the availability of qualified technicians in colleges to aid in teacher trainees’ professional development to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Four student focus groups consisting of not less than ten students in each group together with a purposive sample of four tutors teaching technology related courses and other courses participated in the study. The qualitative data were analyzed using a thematic approach. The study adopted a qualitative approach because it aimed at digging deep into the problem in order to know more about how the presence or otherwise of qualified technicians in the colleges and how this is affecting both trainee teachers and teacher educators to develop their technical competencies in handling and using technology for instructional purposes. It was revealed that most colleges were without technicians as the government failed to provide qualified technicians for the colleges. Colleges are therefore calling on the government and stakeholders to provide them with qualified technicians to enable them fix their technical problems, lend a helping hand to their tutors and support to develop pre-service teachers’ technical expertise to overcome their technical fears to be able to use technology for instruction. It is therefore being recommended that stakeholders and as well as the government help provide colleges with qualified technicians to help equip pre-service teachers with technical abilities to teach effectively with technology in the classroom.
Key words: technology, integration, technicians, instruction.
THE FACTORS THAT TRIGGER WORKPLACE ROMANCE: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL [PDF]
Aditya Putra Mahardhika, Kabul Wahyu Utomo, P Setia Lenggono, Dwi Sunu Kanto, Noverdi BrossWorkplace is the best place to find a love partner and have a romantic relationship. Romance relationships in the workplace become a common phenomenon and have an impact on organizational productivity, work motivation, and organizational decision making processes. Romance relationships at work have positive and negative effects on the organization. Things that are influenced by romanticism at work include: productivity, job satisfaction, mood and morale, and so on. This qualitative research aims to to develop a conceptual model of the triggering factors for a workplace romance and its effect on employee performance, especially on employees from the Ministry of Manpower of Republic of Indonesia. Sampling will do by purposive and snowball technique, while data collection is done through triangulation (combined). Data analysis is inductive or qualitative and research results emphasize on the meaning rather than generalization.
A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF THE INFLUENCE OF TRAINING AND COMPENSATION TOWARDS MOTIVATION’S IMPACT ON JOB SATISFACTION (A STUDY AT CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER IN LABOR HUMAN RESOURCES, MINISTRY OF MANPOWER) [PDF]
Fahrurozi, Dwi Sunu Kanto, Francy IrianiOrganizations often face problems regarding human resources. One way to deal with these problems is to provide training and compensation. This research is aimed to determine the effect of training and compensation on motivation that have an impact on job satisfaction. The research used associative research methods. Data collection was done by observation and questionnaires. Samples were taken from all employees at the Center for Education and Training in Labor Human Resources in total of 68 workers using total sampling techniques. This research also uses multiple linear regressions with T test as its analysis technique. This research and analytical design will help to know the relationships of training, compensation, motivation and job satisfaction at the Center for Education and Training Center in Labor Human Resources Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia.
A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF THE EFFECT OF COLLECTIVE LABOR AGREEMENT ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF WORKERS' WELFARE AT PT. BIRO KLASIFIKASI INDONESIA [PDF]
Olivia Matiur Yunieka, Dwi Sunu Kanto, Muchtar LuthfieThis paper proposes a conceptual model to understand the effect of collective labor agreements with the welfare of workers at PT. Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia. The literature review is about collective labor agreement, compensation, welfare program and workers’ welfare. This paper is using mixed-methods which are a mixed approach between qualitative and quantitative methods. The qualitative analysis is done through the process of organizing, summarizing, and interpreting of the data obtained. The quantitative analysis is done through regression analysis. The data used is primary data obtained from interviews and questionnaire distribution. Practicing this paper instantly would provide information about the effect of collective labor agreements with the welfare of workers at PT. Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia.
THE EFFECT OF COMMUNICATION AND LEADER MEMBER EXCHANGE ON JOB SATISFACTION MEDIATED BY MOTIVATION OF POLICE AT THE SOUTH JAKARTA METRO POLICE STATION: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL [PDF]
Karsono, Kabul Wahyu Utomo, Noverdi BrossThe purpose of this study is to develop a conceptual model of the effect of communication and leader member exchange on job satisfaction In this study, the quantitative approach is used. This type of research uses associative research methods. The population in this study was 40 members at the South Jakarta Metro Police Station. The respondent taking technique used in this study is simple random sampling, taken by 40 members of the South Jakarta Metro Police Station as respondents in this study. The research hypothesis testing is carried out with a Partial Least Square (PLS) based Structural Equation Model (SEM) approach. Applying this conceptual model instantly would provide information about the effect of communication and leader member exchange on job satisfaction mediated by motivation at the South Jakarta Metro Police Station.
Person, number and gender markers among Kannada speaking typically developing children [PDF]
Mrs. Pooja V, Ms. Rakshitha Srihari, Ms. Neha Jayakumar, Mr. Satish KumaraswamyLanguage is a system of phonological, semantic and syntactic rules which can be applied in an orderly manner for communicative purposes. The way the child learns and acquires language is referred to as language acquisition. Language acquisition is a hierarchical process which develops from birth to several years of life. In a particular language, the rules to study the principles and processes by which sentence are constructed is referred to as syntax, a component of language. The Childs language adequacy can be determined by understanding the development of language and syntax. Appropriate morpho-syntactic operations require a comprehending and use of correct word order and organization in phrases and sentences. The PNG markers, case markers, plural markers etc. are included under the morpho-syntactical language. The present study focuses on development of PNG markers among children who are native speakers of Kannada language. The study highlights the need to carry out more research in this area for better understanding of language acquisition among these children in order to develop both assessments and intervention programmes. Presently, the lack of acquisition data has hinged the development of any standardized tests in Kannada. Hence, the present study aims to explore PNG markers in Kannada speaking typically developing children with the objective of analyzing the data of among these children across 4-8 years. The results show that most of these markers were developed by 5 years of age. The present study also discusses various studies supporting the results.
Key words: Person, number and gender markers. Kannada language.
Cimex (Bedbugs) Infestation In Human Settlements And Its Health Implications [PDF]
Okoi Enang Effiom and Chioma Chinyere AkuwudikeCimex (bedbugs) are blood-sucking ectoparasites of mammals which infest most especially human habitations during which they suck the blood of their human host. Besides their nuisance to the human hosts, their itchy bites also cause some dermatological allergies such as skin irritations and scratching accompanied by development of skin disfiguring rashes sometimes resembling scabies. This study therefore investigated bedbug infestation in selected human settlements in Abuja, Nigeria, and their health impact. Forty homes (i.e., ten from each study communities) of Sabon-gari, Zuma II, Garba and Veritas University, respectively, were randomly selected, marked A to J, and surveyed. Beds, beddings, mattresses, clothings, etc., of the occupants were examined for presence of eggs, nymphs and adult bedbugs. The sexes and species of the bedbug specimens collected were identified using standard morphometric identification keys. The predisposing factors and the degree of infestation were established. The presence of bedbugs and their degree of infestation were established. Six thousand and sixty (6,060) bedbug specimens (comprising 1,648 adults, 875 nymphs and 3,577 eggs) were collected from the 40 apartments of the four communities under study. Thus, Sabon-gari had 1,193/19.8% bedbug specimens, Zuma II recorded 1,651/27.2%, while Garba and Veritas had 1,620/26.7% and 1,596/26.3%, respectively. Dirty environment and poor personal hygiene practices are among the predisposing factors that promote bedbug infestation. Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterius were the two species of bedbugs existing in the area. Minor clinical manifestations such as eczema, urticarial reactions, cellulitis, impetigo, lymphangitis, folliculitis, scabies-like rashes and anaemia in victims of bedbug bites were also recorded. Regular fumigation, use of pesticides, burning of infested beds, beddings and household furniture are recommended for the control of bedbugs. Corticosteroid cream such as diphenhydramine can be used by those exposed to bedbug bites, while victims with signs of anaemia are encouraged to take blood tonic supplements.
EFFECTS OF LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY [PDF]
Dr. Charles Ocharo Momanyi, Ph.DPublic service delivery is a fundamental process and the core of any business organization. Purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of leadership in public service. The public service undertakes to: continuously improve our internal processes through staff competency development; innovation; and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements; strive to exceed expectations of our clientele through revision of our programs based on stakeholder feedback, and regularly review Quality Management System under the ISO 9001:2015 but leadership contribution is not known. The study was guided by the objective: to assess the relationship between the level of qualification of leaders and public service delivery. Descriptive survey study design and questionnaires were used in the study. The target population was 60 participants and the sample size was 19; obtained by calculating 30% of the target population. The individuals who participated in the study were obtained using systematic simple random technique. Data was analyzed using frequency, mean, standard deviation and chi-square. The findings of the study indicate that the level of qualifications led to tutors attending to participants’ lessons within 5 minutes of lesson, and caterers providing quality meals and standard accommodation. It is recommended that staffs with high qualification are placed in strategic areas. It is also recommended that public service adopt Problem solving, delegating, conflict resolution, communication, organization, and motivation skills for better public service delivery.
Tangible Multimedia: An Educational Interactive Video in Kindergarten’s Visual Perception and Discrimination [PDF]
Daniel Ed Blancaflor, Ian Boots B. Bautista MaEdThe researcher developed interactive video learning for Kindergarten ages 4-6 using Tangible Objects. The main theories that were used are Tangible Multimedia Learning (Tsong et. Al., 2017), Emotional Design (Heidig et.al., 2015), and Constructivist Theory (Tse-Kian, 2003). The researcher used qualitative study specifically, Case Study, it helped the proponent to have an in-depth study of the subject matter through various methods such as interviews. Using all the collected related literature, data gathered, and creative influences, the researcher was able to come up with an Interactive Video Lecture for Kindergarten students using tangible objects.
Keywords: Tangible Multimedia, Interactive Video Learning, Visual Perception, Visual Discrimination
AIR CARGO TRANSPORTATION IN BRAZIL [PDF]
MURILLO DE OLIVEIRA DIAS, Raphael de Oliveira Albergarias LopesIn 2016, while the Brazilian economy suffered the consequences of the worst political crisis of its recent history, culminating with the impeachment of the former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff (from left-wing party PT), Brazilian transport GDP decreased to the lowest performance ever, slowly recovering, since then. This article investigated the air cargo in Brazil, in comparison to other modals of cargo transportation, as well as the N=10 busiest world's air cargo hubs. Key findings pointed out the necessity for processes improvement, new technologies adoption, among others. The research results were attained through a multiple-methods approach, such as descriptive case study and extensive archival research. This investigation is useful for managers, civil aviation agents, decision-makers, students, academics, and overall practitioners. Case analysis and discussion compile the present work.
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INFLOWS AND ITS IMPACT ON THEPERFORMANCE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY (1981-2017) [PDF]
Hanson, Uwem Effiong,Efanga, Udeme Okon,3 Ekanem, Boniface Christopher,4 Umoh, Emmanuel AlphonsusThis study empirically evaluated the impact of foreign direct investment on economicgrowth of Nigeria between 1981 and 2017. Auto Regressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) model andBounds Test were adopted as the estimating techniques to verify the existence of long-runrelationship between foreign direct investment and economic growth of Nigeria. Real grossdomestic product was used as the dependent variable, while foreign direct investment, balance oftrade and exchange rate were used as the explanatory or independent variables. Data used wereextracted from the Central Bank of Nigeria statistical bulletin of 2018. The empirical results ofAuto Regressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) model revealed that all the variables except exchangerate had positive and significant impact on real gross domestic product. Exchange rate had anegative and insignificant impact on real gross domestic product. This study recommended thatgovernment should create an enabling environment which would attract foreign investors intoNigeria, such as good, transparent and fair tax system, promotion of economic stability and theattainment of key macroeconomic objectives.
RISK FACTORS FOR ACNE VULGARIS IN 7TH SEMESTER FEMALE STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE, PRIMA INDONESIA UNIVERSITY [PDF]
Diah Listi Yurini, Maria Mahdalena Saragih, Fiska Maya WardhaniAcne vulgaris is a common problem found in most teenagers. This research is conducted to determine the risk factors for acne vulgaris in the 7th semester female students of Faculty of Medicine, Prima Indonesia University. Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammation of the pilosebaceous follicles with multifactorial causes and clinical manifestations in the form of blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. This study is a case-control study with a retrospective approach. This study used a list of questions (questionnaires) that have been tested for validation and reliability to 7th semester female students of the Faculty of Medicine, Prima Indonesia University. The results showed that the most factor causing acne vulgaris in the 7th semester female students was sebum production.
INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF DESIGN OF CHILDREN’S ROLEPLAY EDUTAINMENT CENTRES ON KIDS’ DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA [PDF]
Ishioma Blessing Omenogor,Dr. Warebi Brisibe Childhood comes with play, adventure, exploration and roleplay, therefore, edutainment centres have been setup around the world to educate kids while giving life to their childhood. There are various types of edutainment centres, however, the children’s roleplay edutainment centres have proven most effective in skill development than their counterparts. Due to the immense role of children’s roleplay edutainment centres in kids’ development, proposals have been made for its introduction in Nigeria. This study investigates the impact of the design of these centres, as well as analyses the impact of roleplay (the training tool) on kids’ development. The results from the investigation should explain how the concept, design, layout, activities and planning of a children’s roleplay edutainment centre affects children’s learning and skill development and how roleplay impacts on kids. For this purpose, 2 international case studies were analyzed. Results from the case studies analyses show that the concept used in these centres stimulate learning, develops empathy, self-confidence, cognitive, psychomotor, speaking, and social skills in kids while roleplay enhances learning experience. Therefore, it is imperative that a children’s roleplay edutainment centre is introduced in Nigeria.
Impact of Organizational Culture, Structure, and Reward on knowledge sharing behavior of the employees within presence of moderator Technological infrastructure: a case of Banking Sector of Pakistan. [PDF]
Waqas Ahmad* Ali ijaz* Waqar Ali*Saira Batool*Fouzia*Muhammad AbubakarThe objective of this paper is to investigate the key factors for promoting the knowledge sharing behavior of the employee’s especially Pakistani banking sector. These factors include organizational culture, structure, and reward for knowledge sharing within the presence of moderator technological infrastructure. Theoretical model and questioner is developed on the basis of extensive literature review, to understand the relationship between the organizational factor and knowledge sharing, the author used statistical analysis (SPSS). Data is collected from 150 employees working in the different branches of banks. This study finds that organizational culture and structure play an active role in knowledge sharing. Specially, learning and development, top management supportive culture has positive impact on knowledge sharing ,while the collaborative culture has negative impact on knowledge sharing. In general, if the organizational culture having the characteristics of more learning and development, more top management supportive and less collaborative then the knowledge sharing behavior of the employees must be enhanced. Overall organizational structure has positive influence on knowledge sharing. But results suggest, if that organizational structure is more centralized and less formalized, the level of knowledge sharing increased. Technology infrastructure play a role of catalyst between the organizational factors (structure and culture) and knowledge sharing. This paper also indicate within the presence of reward for knowledge sharing, the employees are more motivated for knowledge sharing. Employees are main part of organizational performance and required proper communication of information and knowledge from the top management of the company. And information from top management of the company obtained through proper knowledge sharing system .Organization can get competitive advantage with the help of knowledge sharing. This study integrate the research of different fields and focus on knowledge sharing in banking context. The results of the paper extend the theoretical implication of organizational factors and knowledge sharing in the Pakistani context.
Financial and Operating Performance a comparison between Public and Privatized Banks in Pakistan: Paired Sample Mean Comparison Test [PDF]
Waqas Ahmad* Ali ejaz* Waqar Ali*Saira Batool*Fouzia*Muhammad Abubakar*Muhammad zeshanPurpose __ the basic purpose of this study is to find out the impact of privatization on financial and operating performance of banking sector in overall Pakistan for the period of 10 years from 2005-2014.
Design/ Methodology/ Approach __the financial and operating performance of banking sector before and after privatization is measure by six variables which are profitability, operating efficiency, solvency, leverage, dividend payout and employment level. The data was collected from “Annual Report of the selected banks form 2005-2014 available online on the respective website. Ratio Analysis and Paired Sample Mean Comparison Test is used for the prediction of the desired results. For the ratio analysis appropriate proxies are used and calculated with the help of MS Excel. The nature of dataset was long panel while the targeted population was 8 banks which include four public sector banks and four private sector banks. The researcher used the whole targeted population as its sample size in the study due to availability of all financial data for the period 2005-2014.
Findings __the findings of the study exposed that the profitability, operating efficiency, dividend payout, and employment has significantly increased in privatized banks after the implication of privatization. On the other hand the liquidity is decreased significantly after privatization in privatized banks but the solvency of the privatized banks has decreased insignificantly according to the results of the current study.
Limitations, Delimitation and Implications of Study – The Research findings are applicable and limited to banking sector of Pakistan and only simple mean comparison t-test is applied for the prediction of results. Only banking sector data is used to check the effects and only used single proxies for each variables.
Key words__ privatization, profitability, operating efficiency, liquidity, solvency, dividend payout, employment
EFFECT OF DEFICIT IRRIGATION ON YIELD AND WATER PRODUCTIVITY OF ONION (Allium cepa L.) UNDER CONVENTIONAL FURROW IRRIGATION SYSTEM, IN BENNATSEMAY WOREDA, SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA [PDF]
Tadesse Mugoro1, Shemelies Assefa2 and Abel Getahun2ABSTRACT
The field experiment was conducted in Bennatsemay Woreda Weyito experimental site of Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Southern Ethiopia, during 2018 season with objective of investigating the effect of deficit irrigation on yield and water productivity of Onion under conventional furrow irrigation system. Six treatments (T1=100% ETc, T2=85% ETc, T3=70% ETc, T4=50% ETc, T5=100% ETc Is, 85% ETc Ds, 70% ETc Ms, 50% ETc Ls and T6=85% ETc Is, 70% ETc Ds, 50% ETc Ms, 0% ETc Ls) were imposed on Onion (Allium cepa L.) Bombay red variety and laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with four replications. Results indicated that the different deficit irrigation levels had highly significant (p < 0.01) effect on vegetative growth, yield, yield components and water use efficiency of Onion. Onion bulb yield was reduced with increased water stress, where as water productivity was increased with stress level increased. The highest bulb yield of 21.3 t/ha were obtained from T1 which was significantly different to all other treatments while yield from T6 (12.86 t/ha) was recorded as the lowest one. Similarly, the highest IWUE (2.41 kg/m3) and CWUE (4.02 kg/m3) were obtained from T6 which was significantly superior to all other treatments. But, at T4 and T6 high yield reduction was recorded which may not be attractive for producers. From resources conservation point of view, maximum water productivity may be our attention, which could be obtained under this severe deficit irrigation. However, such consequences on yield may not be tolerable from producers view point (at T4 and T6). Therefore, it could be concluded that increased water saving and water productivity through irrigation at 70% ETc deficit irrigation level under conventional furrow irrigation system can solve the problem of water shortage and would ensure the opportunity of further irrigation development in the study area and similar agro-ecology.
A REVIEW ON CELLULAR CONCRETE A DIFFERENTDEVELOPMENTS FOR APPLICATIONINCONSTRUCTION [PDF]
Haider Islam,Yaseen Mehmood,Muhammad Kashif,Musaddiq Nawaz In the last years the use of cellular concretes has been extended, due to the rise in the ratio strength/ weight reached, as well as the development of new cementitious raw materials, foaming agents and fillers for specific applications of cellular concrete. However, the knowhow of this form of lightweight concrete is still under construction. This article presents a complete review with the main aspects that influence the application of cellular concrete: raw materials, production methods and expected proper- ties based on density. The aim of this review is to show how the use of new and alternative raw materials for cellular concrete could permit modifications on the physical and mechanical properties for construction applications. The difficulties found in the industrial production of foamed concrete in processes like mixing,transporting and pumping needs to be solved for enhancing the potential of foamed concreteasa structural construction material.
THE INFLUENCE OF THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP, MARKETING PRODUCT STRATEGY OF MICRO CREDITS ON ACHIEVEMENT OF THE 2019 MICRO TARGET ACHIEVEMENT WITH CREDIT INTEREST RATE AS MODERATING VARIABLE AT PT BANK MANDIRI TANJUNG PRIOK AREA [PDF]
Lambok Rommy Sulaeman, Aam Bastaman, Muhammad Rizal TaufikurohmanThe awareness of the importance of using marketing concepts in the banking business encourages banks to focus more on the needs and desires of customers. This study aims to find out how the marketing strategy of microcredit products at PT. Bank Mandiri Tanjung Priok Area and identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of marketing strategies at PT. Bank Mandiri Tanjung Priok Area. This research is a descriptive quantitative research with a case study research design. Samples will take amounted to 8 people from Tanjung Priok Micro Cluster Manager, Tawes Micro Banking Manager, Kramat Micro Banking Manager, and Tawes Microcredit Sales. Data collection methods are done through observation, interviews and secondary data documentation. The data analysis technique used in this study is the SWOT analysis. The identification results of the company's Internal and External Strategy Factors produce a total weighted score of 3.224065. From the total weighted score, it can be concluded that the company is currently in a strong position.
A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF THE EFFECT OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE MEDIATED BY JOB SATISFACTION AND MODERATED BY MOTIVATION AT THE PUBLIC RELATIONS BUREAU IN THE MINISTRY OF MANPOWER OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA [PDF]
Fidia Arif Dianty, Kabul Wahyu Utomo, Francy IrianiThis paper proposes a conceptual model to determine the influence of organizational communication on the performance of employees of the Bureau of Public Relations of Ministry of Labor of the Republic of Indonesia. Job satisfaction is determined as a mediating variable and motivation is set as a moderating variable. This research uses the quantitative approach by using saturated sampling technique of 60 employees. Data will be collected using a questionnaire and analyzed by regression, path analysis, and moderating regression analysis with absolute difference. Testing is done using Winnifred's Mediation Program (WIMP). Practicing this conceptual model will instantly find out the relationships between variables in the conceptual model.