The Cronulla beach environment features a variety of issues that are both physical and human related; the most prominent issues are erosion, inappropriate development and also pollution. However despite the many issues present at Cronulla, there are a variety of coastal management strategies being administered in order to combat these problems that have a potentiating threat on the beach biome. The predominant strategies used to counter these problems are Seabee walls, Seawalls, and also signage, bins and fences; and these five solutions each have advantages and disadvantages, which ultimately prove whether or not, the strategy itself is successful.
Nelson Mandela, a revolutionary, advocated diligently for human rights and emphasized, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings” (Guy-Allen). He believed that poverty can be ended with humanity’s help. Poverty has been an issue for a long time, and people are going farther below the poverty line daily. There are many recent articles and conferences that discuss the causes and solutions to poverty overall. Some feel as if society is not doing enough for people in this position. Others view it as a situation that someone can get themselves out of with no extra help. But, there is a group that poverty strikes the hardest. The effects that poverty has on children is the worst. They cannot help themselves because they lack the power to do so. Therefore, it is the government’s job to make sure they are not being left behind. If they are not brought out of this, generational poverty will continue and increase the poverty rate. There should be more money put towards programs that directly aid to children in poverty because their position is holding them back from being successful.
“I wanted to be successful. I definitely didn't want to be poor.” Said Andrew Cherng, this quote clearly represents how people in Annawadi thinks by surviving and searching opportunities to get out of the slum area and live a better life or a better future for them and their family. As I see in slums such as Annawadi I saw many opportunity for them to succeed such as Abdul family was doing pretty okay as a trash recycler until the family was accused in killing Fatima in the fire. As I believed there are many ways of getting out of poverty, but for me the one of the best way of getting out of poverty such as in Annawadi is through corruption.
The Fall of Port Royal happened on November 3-7, 1861, in Port Royal Sound, South Carolina. The Union and Confederates fought each other because President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of all Southern ports. This battle was very hard for confederates to defend its coastline. Samuel F. Du Pont was the leader for the Union Army and the leader for the Confederate Army was Thomas F. Drayton. There was 12,600 union soldiers and 3,000 Confederate Soldiers who fought.. Ninety-four soldiers have died in this battle. In the end it was a Union
The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) define the characteristics of slum housing as nondurable drinking water, insufficient domestic space, lack of drinking water, lack of sanitation, and tenure security. Based on this definition provided by the MDG, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Cuba can be classified as countries that are on track with the reduction of slum housing, for example. On the other hand, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Paraguay are stabilizing. All other Latin American countries and Caribbean countries are at risk or off track (Smith 76). Although Brazil’s condition is stabilizing, there is still a heavy amount of improvement necessary before we can deny the significance of the issue. Sao Paulo is still plagued by the slum houses and the favelas and awareness needs to be constantly shed on this issue. There is still a lot of work to be done and solely because the conditions may seem to be “stabilizing,” it is still not safe to assume that Brazil will be alright. The housing conditions of Brazil need to be more than alright, they have to be more than satisfactory; the conditions need to reach high levels of success so that the cities and the citizens living within will
In 1851, Moreland was established as one of the first school districts in California (District #2). Instruction was provided in a private home. On November 13, 1852, teacher Samuel Rogers purchased the home of Zechariah Moreland for $350 to establish the district. The home was located at the corner of Payne and Saratoga Avenues, northeast of the old oak tree (officially named “The Moreland Oak Tree” in August, 1981). It remained the schoolhouse until 1894 when Moreland Elementary School was built at that location. The picture on our home page is part of a picture taken in 1933. The facility was planned to take care of the ultimate growth of the Moreland School District. At first, only the lower floor was used. The upper floor was occasionally
A possible new marine sanctuary in the Potomac River, the Potomac River is home to the “Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay.” There are two-hundred known ships in the fourteen square mile area of the river adjacent to Charles County. The ships ages range from the Revolutionary War to the present days. Some of the ships are from the largest World War One wooden steam ships build for the American Emergency Fleet. The ships were burned and scuttled in the bay in 1925. Someone from the public committed on the area on Wednesday, experts have highlighted the importance of Mallows Bay. “... a national treasure in the process of being discovered,” said Maritime Historian Donald Shomette. People say that
The author Mike Davis has done countless research on the topic of urban poverty. In his studies he collects and receives his information from other sources. Perhaps this is the reason why he has a negative view on slums. This is illustrated in his piece “Planet of Slums” as he discusses the politics, urban development, and methods within the slums population. According to Davis, slums and urban poverty have and will continue to significantly increase. While doing so, the gap in exclusion and inequality will grow. As a result, this will weaken urban elites in their work to utilize cities as engines of growth. Slums and slum population are classified as those who are living below the poverty lines, all while, being associated with overcrowding, having poor or informal housing, inadequate access to safe water and sanitation, and insecurity of tenure. This is being recognized as an international phenomenon. To emphasis this phenomenon, approximately half of the slum population in most
On December 13, 2015, AP closed internal cash and merchandise theft case at the Bay Rockland for a value of $430. AP received a tip regarding theft of money in the locker room from associate’s personal belongings. Live surveillance showed the cleaner taking money from an associate’s jacket. The cleaner was interviewed and admitted to the theft of the associate’s money and also merchandise from the receiving
Poverty can be defined by a multitude of factors, and can be displayed in different forms in different regions. No two regions have identical dimensions of poverty, thus making it interesting for human geographers to explore, while also making it difficult to find a perfect solution. Portland is an interesting subject for studying poverty, given its lack of ethnic diversity but political progressiveness. It is curious to see how Portland’s politics and state of being conflict to create the inequalities present in the city today.
Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums, predicts the direction in which the world’s cities are headed, and how the changes in living conditions are only going to deteriorate if certain trends continue. The title of his book explains Davis’s vision for the future of cities as he feels there is enough evidence pointing towards an exponential rise in slum populations across the world’s largest cities. Additionally, he expresses his opinion on many issues regarding the rapid rise in developing cities’ slum populations, although he offers very one-sided arguments geared towards those who feel the current system is causing more problems rather than improving current conditions. This causes Davis to overlook the problems of slums as resolvable through different modes of assistance such as international aid programs. Instead, he views aid programs as the root cause of imbalance created during industrialization. Throughout the book, Davis presents information that confirms his preconceptions towards the slums. Therefore, all the evidence that is presented by him portrays confirmation bias as Davis fails to mention anything about the resolution of the problem of the growing number of slums and instead sees this problem as unavoidable. Particularly, Davis’ writing, although intended for the general population, is more geared towards critics who have similar ideas. Instead of providing the means through which the economy could be improved and the problem of slums could be resolved, it is
Many people in the United States are currently or have been a victim of poverty in today’s society. A number of economic poverty lines, poverty gaps and poverty orderings have been proposed. In general poverty it is the terms of income distribution and inequality (Poverty: An International Glossary. 2006, p61-62. 2p). In regards to poverty, there are various aspects in life that affect people in these communities. The largest concentration of poverty is public housing which is also known as “The Projects”. This then leads to many drug trade transactions and a growing epidemic of violence. Many people that are victims of poverty feel that the system is designed for them to fail.
When we attack poverty on many levels, bringing together aid and education, community and economic development, and bringing empowerment to individuals, women and children, then we can begin to see real change in the communities and society. However, society is strutted in such a way that not all
Slums are hindrance to the achievement of economic growth and development. It is the duty of the government to plan effectively towards the achievement of quality life within the cities. Slums contribute towards the presence of criminal activities within the cities and unemployment hence a significant force towards the overall economic development. Upgrading of slums is vital in the process of offering economic, social, institutional, and cultural services to the city dwellers like other citizens.