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Q&A: where on earth? Assignment in africa?


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Question by yaseens: where on earth? Assignment in africa?
As a staff geologist for a major consulting company, you were part of the team responsible for choosing the site of a hydroelectric power plant somewhere south of the Sahara. Your task began six months ago, when your boss, Martin Garcia, head of the international division, motioned you into his office, along with a half-dozen other people. He closed the door, asking all of you to take seats.

Then, he approached the huge map of Africa covering the wall. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Garcia said briskly, “the Organization of African States for Development (OASD) has hired us for another challenging project.” He looked at all of you for a moment. “You’re the team I want to work on it.”

Excitement immediately crackled through the room. You and your team members snapped to attention. Garcia then began to talk about Africa’s population clusters, the locations of certain natural resources, and how the waterways of the continent cut through rain forest to the sea. His pointer tapped the map left and right, high and low. He didn’t waste a word or a movement. At the end of his talk, everyone had an assignment except you. You waited expectantly.

Then he turned to you and said, “I want you to select the country that we will recommend as the best possible site for the power plant. The plant is the cornerstone on which further hydroelectric development will rest, so the site must be well chosen. The OASD
has requested that the plant be located in one of the following 10 countries: Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, the Central African Republic, Zambia, Zaire, Botswana, Mozambique, or Zimbabwe. I have determined the factors that you will need to consider in order to make an appropriate recommendation. Once the site has been selected, the plan can be presented to OASD and to that country.”

Over the top of his glasses, Garcia eyed each team member. “Ladies and gentlemen, I need hardly say that I expect a superb set of plans from this division. We have three months. Get busy.”

As team members left the room, Garcia handed each person a stack of materials. To you, he presented a roll of curled-up maps. “These should be sufficient to get you started. Here are the three criteria for the site selection,” he explained, ticking them off on his fingers. “One, the country must have a major river that does not form an important part of a political boundary with any other country. This will help prevent any kind of dispute over which country owns the dam. Two, the river must flow through a densely populated sub-Saharan region. This will ensure an adequate demand for power in the future. Three, to make communication among workers from many different countries as easy as possible, the official language of the country should be English.”

How could you narrow the possibilities? You started with a political map showing the major rivers of sub-Saharan Africa. First, you noted which rivers formed a major part of a political boundary. Next, you studied a map showing population density. Finally, you consulted an almanac to find countries in Africa where English is the official language. Then, you made your choice.

After your team prepared and sent the plans to Garcia, the team flew to Africa to inspect your suggested site. The setting appeared ideal. You and the team had no problem convincing OASD of the site’s suitability.

Citizens in the country selected for the site are excited about the project your team has recommended. The groundbreaking for the plant is scheduled for early next month. As you stroll by the river, you can already see the plant rising above the river and hear the water pouring over the dam.

Which sub-Saharan country will be the site of the new hydroelectric power plant? Hint: You can find out by using a political map of Africa, a population density map of Africa, and an almanac.

Senegal
Congo
Nigeria
Botswana

Best answer:

Answer by Morningfox
You forgot to include what each team member had for breakfast for the past week.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 11, 2011 at 11:02 pm

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Q&A: Where on Earth? Assignment in Africa?


by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Question by scuba3224: Where on Earth? Assignment in Africa?
As a staff geologist for a major consulting company, you were part of the team responsible for choosing the site of a hydroelectric power plant somewhere south of the Sahara. Your task began six months ago, when your boss, Martin Garcia, head of the international division, motioned you into his office, along with a half-dozen other people. He closed the door, asking all of you to take seats.

Then, he approached the huge map of Africa covering the wall. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Garcia said briskly, “the Organization of African States for Development (OASD) has hired us for another challenging project.” He looked at all of you for a moment. “You’re the team I want to work on it.”

Excitement immediately crackled through the room. You and your team members snapped to attention. Garcia then began to talk about Africa’s population clusters, the locations of certain natural resources, and how the waterways of the continent cut through rain forest to the sea. His pointer tapped the map left and right, high and low. He didn’t waste a word or a movement. At the end of his talk, everyone had an assignment except you. You waited expectantly.

Then he turned to you and said, “I want you to select the country that we will recommend as the best possible site for the power plant. The plant is the cornerstone on which further hydroelectric development will rest, so the site must be well chosen. The OASD
has requested that the plant be located in one of the following 10 countries: Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, the Central African Republic, Zambia, Zaire, Botswana, Mozambique, or Zimbabwe. I have determined the factors that you will need to consider in order to make an appropriate recommendation. Once the site has been selected, the plan can be presented to OASD and to that country.”

Over the top of his glasses, Garcia eyed each team member. “Ladies and gentlemen, I need hardly say that I expect a superb set of plans from this division. We have three months. Get busy.”

As team members left the room, Garcia handed each person a stack of materials. To you, he presented a roll of curled-up maps. “These should be sufficient to get you started. Here are the three criteria for the site selection,” he explained, ticking them off on his fingers. “One, the country must have a major river that does not form an important part of a political boundary with any other country. This will help prevent any kind of dispute over which country owns the dam. Two, the river must flow through a densely populated sub-Saharan region. This will ensure an adequate demand for power in the future. Three, to make communication among workers from many different countries as easy as possible, the official language of the country should be English.”

How could you narrow the possibilities? You started with a political map showing the major rivers of sub-Saharan Africa. First, you noted which rivers formed a major part of a political boundary. Next, you studied a map showing population density. Finally, you consulted an almanac to find countries in Africa where English is the official language. Then, you made your choice.

After your team prepared and sent the plans to Garcia, the team flew to Africa to inspect your suggested site. The setting appeared ideal. You and the team had no problem convincing OASD of the site’s suitability.

Citizens in the country selected for the site are excited about the project your team has recommended. The groundbreaking for the plant is scheduled for early next month. As you stroll by the river, you can already see the plant rising above the river and hear the water pouring over the dam.

Which sub-Saharan country will be the site of the new hydroelectric power plant?

A)Senegal
B)Congo
C)Nigeria
D)Botswana

Best answer:

Answer by poornakumar b
C)Nigeria

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Q&A: Map in Google Earth?


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Question by kasehDANpercaya: Map in Google Earth?
How to you switch mode between “satellite” and “map” in Google Earth like Google Maps?
Any other way then using the integrated browser in Earth?

Best answer:

Answer by Chrissy R.
I think there is a button on the top right that says map and sattelite.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 8, 2011 at 6:03 am

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1 question about EARTH SPACE science 10 pts today?


by Western Sahara Project

Question by sports4me: 1 question about EARTH SPACE science 10 pts today?
Scientists have used a combination of relative dating and absolute dating techniques to create the__________, the “map” of past eras of earth’s history.

PLZ help but answer it only if you know it cause it is a study guild for a big test.

Best answer:

Answer by sports51514
That’s the ‘Geologic Time Scale’
it records earth geologic history
100% sure

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - January 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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Q&A: How is America the “greatest country on Earth”?

Question by Viking Raider: How is America the “greatest country on Earth”?
On what basis do Americans constantly claim that this is the greatest country in the world? 90% of Americans do not own a passport, and more than 95% have never been outside North America.
I’m not saying it’s wrong to be proud of your country, I’m proud too, I’m just saying that all the flag-waving is arrogant and annoying, especially coming from a demographic that by and large does not travel *anywhere*.

Best answer:

Answer by tucker
I have been outside the U.S. and Im proud to be an American.

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6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

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How on earth is Ahmadinejad visiting Columbia?


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Question by Taylor L: How on earth is Ahmadinejad visiting Columbia?
How can they welcome someone who is an Evil anti semite? To do so is condoning this atrocious behavior. One cannot let someone so horrific just be accepted with welcome arms. He has supported Iran’s nuclear program declaring it is for peaceful purposes in spite of contrary demands by the United Nations Security Council to end it. He was condemned internationally for calling for Israel to be “wiped off the map,”and described the Holocaust as a myth and criticizing European laws against Holocaust denial. In a May 30, 2006 interview with Der Spiegel Ahmadinejad again questioned the Holocaust several times, insisting there were “two opinions” on it. When asked if the Holocaust was a myth, he responded “I will only accept something as truth if I am actually convinced of it” On December 11, 2006 the “International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust” opened, to widespread condemnation. The conference, called for by and held at the behest of Ahmadinejad, was widely described as a “Holocaust denial conference” or a “meeting of Holocaust deniers”, though Iran maintained that it is not a Holocaust denial conference.
Three words- give me a break
facts from wikipedia
And to cartman: Yeah other groups have been discriminated against. I never denied that in the slightest. Yet, the topic of this question was Ahmadinejad, whos hatred is focused at Israel and the Jews so bring your own hate elsewhere

Best answer:

Answer by Promoton
Shouldn’t his notoriety be more of a reason to invite him. So that we may discuss our differences. So that we may discuss a solution. So that we may find peace.

What harm can come of this visit that wouldn’t be outweighed by the gains?

Give your answer to this question below!

4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 16, 2011 at 6:03 am

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