Skip to main content

Dalton Luong

Dalton Luong's Public Library

  • Our ability to genetically modify the plant genome by introduction of foreign genes from various origins and production of gene specific products in transgenic plant lines is the basis for the molecular agricultural revolution.
  • As a result, much of our crop plants and many vegetables and fruits are being genetically modified for a better yield, robust resistance to herbicides, improved tolerances to insect infestation as well as better nutritive content and other desirable qualities.

  • Once the science of genetics became better understood, plant breeders used what they knew about the genes of a plant to select for specific desirable traits.
  • modifies the genetic composition of plants by making crosses and selecting new superior genotype combinations.
  • First, breeding can only be done between two plants that can sexually mate with each other.

6 more annotations...

  •   Genetic engineering of plants is much easier than that of animals. There are several reasons for this: (1) there is a natural transformation system for plants (the bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens), (2) plant tissue can redifferentiate (a transformed piece of leaf may be regenerated to a whole plant), and (3) plant transformation and regeneration are relatively easy for a variety of plants.

  • The demand for cell phones and computer chips is helping fuel a bloody civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Selling coltan is not illegal. Most of the worldwide tantalum supply - valued at as much as $6 billion a year - comes from legitimate mining operations in Australia, Canada and Brazil.
  • Coltan - which is found in 3 billion-year-old soils, like those in the Rift Valley region of middle Africa, western Australia and central Asia - has become a critical raw material in high-tech manufacturing.

  • tantalum capacitors, used in many electronic devices.
  • non-inflammable and non-explosive stuff in the trades of mining, metallurgy, chemical engineering and building material for high fine powder generating and processing .
  • Coltan mining machine produced by Gulin with the company's dozens years of technical accumulation, jaw crusher as the primary crusher, secondary impact crusher, plus coltan grinding mill equipment, adapt to needs of break out coltan size, satisfy different customers' requirement, and there are professional team to answer all your questions, to meet customer demand of different grinding.

  • Some aid groups estimate that over 5 million people have died since 1998, mostly from disease and malnutrition.

  • Coltan, short for Columbite-tantalite is a metallic ore comprising Niobium and Tantalum, found mainly in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire).
18 Apr 12

THe use of rape as a weapon of warfare and tool of thnic cleansing\

  • The use of rape as a weapon of warfare and tool of "ethnic cleansing", through forced pregnancy and as a means of propagating HIV to the "enemy" is synonymous with the Great Lakes region of Africa
  • increasing sexual based violence prevails or is normalised into daily life with continuing impunity.
  • 1994 genocide. In the Congo (DRC), in the past decade, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women and girls have been raped, over 41,000 cases in eastern DRC alone since 1998.

6 more annotations...

  • A good example of this has been tensions over relocating call-centres and software support from countries like the UK and the US to India . More than 230,000 jobs are lost each year in America as a result of outsourcing - but many economists believe that a similar number of new jobs are being created at the same time.

  • Customers will feel exploited by our high prices, and will go elsewhere
  • We can easily save costs, save the company, save most people's jobs, keep prices down and offer great service - by relocating some jobs to other, less expensive parts of the world

     

    Highly skilled people are available for outsourcing in some of the poorest nations

6 more annotations...

  • United States President Barack Obama has proposed a new minimum tax on foreign earnings that is meant to discourage American companies from moving jobs overseas to countries such as India as he looks to spark local industries back to life.

  • The country’s domestic market for business process outsourcing (BPO) is projected to grow over 23 per cent to touch US$ 1.4 billion in 2011, says global research group Gartner.

  • information   technology and enterprise   solutions (ITES)

  • Goldman Sachs predicts that the Chinese economy will overtake the American economy by 2020 and Indian economy will overtake the American economy by 2043
    •  
         
      1. India’s Hindustan Lever invented water purifier for India’s rural population
      2.  
      3. Godrej’s refrigerator for $60 targeting people living in village. The low-cost refrigerator keeps the water and vegetables cool but does not produce ice which is not important for the rural population.
      4.  
      5. Airtel created a business model to produce cheap wireless minutes for the growing Indian population and became the largest telecoms provider in India.
      6.  
      7. China’s Haier invented washing machine for rural customers that is capable of washing both cloths and potatoes. Haier also invented rodent-proof refrigerator that keeps the food rodent free for their rural customers.
      8.  
      9. China’s Lenovo created Chinese language card for its products and services.
      10.  
      11. Joyoung Co. invented Soybean milk processor that was a big hit among the Chinese consumers.
      12.  
       

      All of the above examples shows that the Indian and Chinese companies have started to innovate new products and services targeting low-end customers.

       

      In the early 90’s, American companies started outsourcing their back office work to India and their manufacturing work to China, considering the two countries as a source for cheap labor. As the economy of these two countries started growing, American companies saw the opportunity and started offering their products and services to its wealthier consumers. Initially the products and services were repackaged with reduced features, after seeing the success of Indian and Chinese companies in targeting consumers in middle and lower income levels. Not wanting to be left out, American companies started offering their products and services targeting middle and low-income consumers. Following are some examples:

       
         
      1. John Deere India started manufacturing tractors in India for Indian farmers which feature a complete redesign of their American products, services, and technology.
      2.  
      3. Indian’s food habits are different from western countries, each religion and culture has its unique flavor and cooking style. So the food has to be customized for each regions of India. American food companies McDonald’s corporation, Domino’s Pizza, and KFC created research and development center to innovate food products and services for the Indian customer’s taste-buds.
      4.  
      5. GE Healthcare invented a portable ultrasound machine for rural China population.

  •  Generally innovative products and services from America move to other countries, particularly to China and India. Now the trend is changing-innovation from China and India are started coming back to America .
  • Projected GDP

1 more annotation...

  • In the services industry,functions such as legal, accounting and information technology have been outsourced for some time. Add globalization to the mix, these resources are now available in every country. 

  • There are risks associated with outsourcing because of the differences in languages, norms and culture.

  • Outsourcing is the act of one company contracting with another company to provide services that might otherwise be performed by in-house employees.
  • Often the tasks that are outsourced could be performed by the company itself, but in many cases there are financial advantages that come from outsourcing. Many large companies now outsource jobs such as call center services, e-mail services, and payroll. These jobs are handled by separate companies that specialize in each service, and are often located overseas.
  • There are many reasons that companies outsource various jobs, but the most prominent advantage seems to be the fact that it often saves money.

4 more annotations...

  • 10. SLA 
    Service Level Agreement (SLA) is a contract that includes the terms and conditions, services and charges on which services and its clients is agree upon. 
    When contacting offshore outsourcing services such InSO International Call Center, the industry lingo will not seem like another language to you.
1 - 20 of 29 Next ›
20 items/page

Diigo is about better ways to research, share and collaborate on information. Learn more »

Join Diigo