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Scirj Volume VII, Issue VIII, August 2019 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796


Publication starts: 25th August 2019
Full Paper available from: 25th August 2019


EFFECTS OF STRATEGIC SOURCING ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: A CASE OF ACACIA PREMIER HOTEL, KISUMU
Dr. Kimetto Richard, David Juma Ojino, Peter Njer Ayoo

Abstract: Business leaders continually evaluate new methods to improve the performance of their companies. They achieve these improvements by increasing revenues and decreasing costs. This study analyzes how companies can significantly increase their performance by implementing a strategic sourcing solution to reduce costs. This study was majorly concerned with the effect of strategic sourcing on organizational performance at the Acacia Premier Hotel, Kisumu. The study was guided by the following objectives; to evaluate the effect of internal sourcing on organizational performance at Acacia Premier Hotel Kisumu, to examine how outsourcing affects organizational performance at Acacia Premier Hotel, to determine the effect of single sourcing on organizational performance at Acacia premier hotel and to establish the effect of multiple sourcing on organizational performance at acacia premier hotel Kisumu. The study will be of great help to Acacia premier hotel shareholder and stakeholders at large, the researcher himself as well as other future researchers and academicians in this field of study. The study was carried out between the months of April and May 2018 and majorly covered the Acacia premier hotel Kisumu. The study employed descriptive statistics as well as a case study research design. The study took a census approach and targeted a population of 48, made up of the staff at the Acacia premier hotel and the whole population was included in the study due to its small number. Data was collected with the use of questionnaires and secondary data was obtained from records. Reliability of the instruments was ensured by carrying out a pilot study. Data analysis was done through descriptive statistics while employing frequencies and percentages.
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EFFECTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND QUALITY OF HUMAN RESOURCES ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POST-DISASTER REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS IN SUB-DISTRICTS KUTA RAJA AND LUENG BATA, THE CITY OF BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA
Henny Dwi Purnamasari, Dewi Sulistyani, Budi Supriyatno

Abstract: This study aims at determining the effects of organizational culture and the quality of human resources on the effectiveness of the Post Disaster Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programs in Kuta Raja and Lueng Bata Sub districts, the city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The significance of this study is due to the fact of the ineffectiveness of post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction programs undertaken by the local government and community in the Kuta Raja and Lueng Bata Sub-districts, Banda Aceh City, Indonesia. Methods to collect the data were conducted by both quantitative and qualitative survey using questionnaires, in-depth interview and field observations. These data were then statistically analysed by using multiple regression analysis. In addition to that, secondary data published by the local government and the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) were also collected to support the analysis. The results showed that both organizational culture and the quality of human resources partially and jointly have significant effects on the effectiveness of the implementation of the Post-Disaster Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programs in these two sub-districts. Therefore, to make the implementation of the programs works effectively, serious attention toward local culture to response the natural disaster needs to be given by the governments. The governments should also educate and train the community how to response the natural disasters before as well as after the disaster happening.
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Oxidative Degradation of Methyl Green Dye by Cyanide Ion in Aqueous Perchloric Acid Medium; Kinetics, Thermodynamic and Mechanistic Approach
Sulaiman B. A., Osunlaja, A. A., Mallam W. J., Ndahi N. P. and Mindia A. A.

Abstract: The Kinetics of the redox reaction of methyl green (MG2+) and Cyanide ion (CN-) in aqueous HClO4 has been investigated spectrophotometrically at [H+] = 2.0 x 10-3 mol/dm3, µ = 0.196 mol/dm3, T = 31±1oC and λmax= 630 nm. The reaction is first order in (oxidant: reductant). With second order overall, with stoichiometry of 1:2 (Oxidant:Reductant). The observed rate constants were not affected by changes in acid concentration, but enhanced by change in ionic strength concentration. The rate constant was catalyzed mildly with varying dielectric constant of the reaction medium. Added anions have no effect the reaction while cations inhibit the reaction rate.
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AUTHORITIES OF REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS IN COLLECTING TAXES IN INDONESIA
Daryanto

Abstract: The Preamble of the 1945 Constitution laid the foundation for the Government including the Autonomous Regional Government in achieving its goal to improve the welfare of the people through the implementation of its development policies and programs. Of the many instruments to finance the programs, the regional governments impose taxes. To support the implementation of taxes, the regional government issued Regional Regulations, while the procedure for collecting taxes is formulated in the Regional Head Regulations. This study has two objectives. The first is to address the authorities of regional government (Province, Regency, and City) in regulating the collection of taxes. The second is to examine how the discretion of regulatory authority in the procedure for collecting provincial and district / city taxes. Method used to examine these problems is by reviewing three theories, namely (1) the theory of regional autonomy as Grand Theory. (2) the theory of Authority as Middle Range Theory, and (3) the theory of Legal Norms as Applied Theory.
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Change of Economic Structure in Jambi Province: Input – Output Model Approach
Ahmad Fauzi, Amri Amir, Junaidi, SyuryaHidayat

Abstract: This research aims to analyze change of economic structure in Jambi Province during fiscal centralization and decentralization. Analysis approach is utilizing Input – Output Model. Moreover data is used input – output Jambi Province’s data during 1995-2016. Based on research result is obtained the illustration of input – output model approach ranging from shift in composition of raw materials shows there is no change of economic structure in Jambi Province. Meanwhile in Multiplier Score Approach Backward Linkage Effect (BLE) there has been changed of economic structure or structural transformation suitable in the view of Chenery-Syrquin.
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Prevalence of Zoonotic Gastrointestinal Helminth Parasites (ZGIHP) of Dogs Presented to the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State
PER Msugh Felix, IKYE-TOR Philomina Mde, UWONDO, Aliko Emmanuel; ESONU, Daniel Obinna

Abstract: Dogs are the most common pet animals worldwide and have been reported to be hosts of many intestinal parasites of zoonotic importance globally. In Nigeria, gastrointestinal helminthes of dogs is currently endemic in 20 of the 36 states including Benue state.Out of 97 samples analysed 32 (32.99%) were positive of at least one of the parasites over a period of 4 months (October 2016 - January 2017). There was higher occurrence of single infection 28(87.5%) than concurrent mixed infections 4(12.5%). The Helminth parasites recovered from dog’s faeces were Ancylostoma caninum 30(30.93%) and Dipylidium caninum 6 (6.12%). There was no significant difference in prevalence with respect to age (P=0.300), breed (P=0.137), sex (P=0.538), month (P=0.443) and location (P=0.540). However, there was higher prevalence in young, local, male dogs.This study showed that there is high prevalence of ZGIHP of dogs in Makurdi. This can be a potential source of infection to other healthy dogs and humans.There is a need to continuously carryout public enlightenment campaign on the dangers of infection with helminthes by the appropriate agencies. A wider study should be carried out for a longer period to cover all seasons and possible dog ownership in the city.
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Water Level Changes in Yezin Dam, Zayarthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, Using Geospatial Techniques
Mu Mu Than, Khin Mar Yee, Kyi Lint, May Myat Thu, Marlar Han, Min Maw Zin & Ei Ei Khaing

Abstract: The Study area is Yezin Dam which is located near Yezin village, on the east of Yangon-Mandalay Highway, Zayarthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw City. The main aim of the construction of the dam is irrigation for the agricultural areas. The satellite images between 2006 and 2016 are used. Three Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus change of water surface area in Yezin Dam are examined over 10 years period. (Landsat 7 ETM+) images were acquired on 05 April, 2006, 03 April, 2011 and on 16 April, 2016. The objectives of the study are to examine the changes of water surface area in Yezin Dam and to compare the different areas between satellite image and field study. The data such as temperature, rainfall, inflow water, outflow water and water level are used. The changes are tracked from the images using Band 2 (Green) and Band 4 (NIR) with the help of Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI). The accuracy is assessed by using the Normalized Difference Area Index (NDAI) method. Results show that the accuracy assessment is 97% in 2006, 79.15% in 2011 and 92.2% in 2016. Satellite data can point out the water surface changes. The water surface areas decrease more than 75.12% during 10 year period.
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THE EFFECT OF BRAND IN TRUST, SERVICE QUALITY, PROMOTION MIX ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Baiq Rika Minarti Sari Dewi, Dwi Putra Buana S, Handry Sudiartha A

Abstract: PT. Indolok Bakti Utama is one of the pioneers in fire-fighting and security products in Indonesia, especially in NTB. The phenomenon faced by PT. Indolok Bakti Utama Mataram is in the period 2012-2015 the company sales tend to fluctuate. This study aimed to identify and analyze the effect of Brand in Trust to customer satisfaction, to know and analyze the effect of service quality on customer satisfaction and to know and analyze the influence Promotion Mix against Customer Satisfaction. The population in this study are all consumers of PT. Indolok Bakti Utama, with the sample, are 100 peoples. Data analysis used by multiple regression. The results showed that Brand In Trust has a positive and significant impact on customer satisfaction, Promotion Mix has a positive and significant impact on customer satisfaction and service quality has a positive and significant impact on customer satisfaction.
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LITERACY AND IMPROVED LIVING IN NIGERIAN COMMUNITIES
Adedokun, M.O (Ph.D.); Kayode, G.M

Abstract: Education is a vital tool for development because it is a life-long process. Education whether formal, informal or non-formal is germane to development and improved living. Education, with which literacy is essentially associated can lead to improved living both on a personal basis and on the community level. This is a fact when education is viewed not only as a social service but a transformative act that is fundamental to people as well as community development as it expands people knowledge base. Literacy, which used to be traditionally defined as the ability to read, write and calculate has drastically left this stage as the world is globally technologically driven and bearing in mind that literacy is man capacity to expand his own consciousness in a bid to exercise his power over himself, his environment and his society at large. Literacy has also been internationally identified both as human right and a crucial instrument for the personal pursuit of other rights. This paper ,therefore, addresses the importance of literacy acquisition in a bid to meet the needs of all to achieve improved living, self esteem, empowerment, creativity, critical reflection and to access vital information needed for self growth and community development. The author recommends among others that literacy should be accompanied by technology in this technological driven age, that the Federal Government of Nigeria should desist from emphasising formal education but should fund non- formal education to enable every person have access to education. Individuals too must be willing to become literate to overcome poverty.
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DETERMINATION OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF CRUDE ALKALOID EXTRACTED FROM THE STEMS OF Tinospora cordifolia Miers
Dr Tu Tu Wai, Dr Than Than Cho, Dr San San Wai , Dr Yin Yin Myat and Dr San Yu Khaing

Abstract: Tinospora cordifolia Miers. is a large, glabrous, deciduous climbing shrub belonging to the family Menispermaceae. The qualitative phytochemical screening of the stems of Tinospora cordifolia Miers. was determined by using standard methods. The stems of Tinospora cordifolia Miers. revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, phenolic compounds, saponins, tannins, glycosides and carbohydrates, and showed the absence of steroids and reducing sugars. The quantitative crude alkaloid was extracted from the stems of Tinospora cordifolia Miers. by using Harbone J.B. Method. The percentage yield of the crude alkaloid was found to be 2.008%. And the antimicrobial activities of crude alkaloid extracts in various solvent systems were tested by using agar well diffusion method on six selected organisms, such as Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus pumilus, Candida albicans and Escherichia coli.
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EFFECT OF 17-𝛼-METHYL TESTOSTERONE (MT) ON ALL-MALE SEX REVERSAL AND DETERMINATION, GROWTH AND SURVIVAL OF Clarias gariepinus JUVENILES IN CONCRETE STAGNANT SYSTEMS
Robert, E.A.; Ovie, S.O.; Onyeche, V.O.

Abstract: Sex determination, growth performance and survival of Clarias gariepinus juveniles were examined as they responded to 17- 𝛼-methyl testosterone (MT) and absolute ethanol mixed in their feed. Varying levels of 50 mgKg-1 /MT, 100 mgKg-1 /MT and 0 mgKg-1 /MT were used. These inclusion levels further served as treatments TCG 50, TCG 100, TCG 0. A total of 270 Clarias gariepinus juveniles were stocked in six (6) concrete stagnant systems of 2metre by 2metre square. Treatments were duplicated and TCG 0 served as the control. Duration was for One hundred and twenty one (121) days. The mean initial weights were taken as 0.05±0.00a g for treatment TCG 0, 0.06±0.01a g for treatment TCG 50 and 0.05±0.00a g for treatment TC 100. Highest mean weight gain of 2.40±0.21b g observed in the study was seen in the Clarias gariepinus juvenile tank TCG 50. Performance index showed treatment TCG 50 performed highest with value 116.02±0.00a. Survival rate was highest in treatment TCG 0 with 92.22±1.57a %, higher in treatment TCG 100 with 83.33±7.86a % and high in treatment TCG 50 with 81.11±1.57a %. Condition factor K was greater than 1 throughout the study showing well-being of the fishes; highest in treatment TCG 50 at value 6.67. Water quality parameters were at normal ranges throughout the study.
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